One Man’s War

Having been a concert reviewer for a while now, I was fascinated to come across One Man’s War, describing the wartime concert-going and writings of Lionel Bradley. Employee of the London Library by day, he was a passionate concert-goer and, thanks to his writings, we have some notion of what wartime concert life was like.

Amongst others, Katie Derham talks to Joan Bailey, who worked with Bradley.

In a time when people worry about the future audience for live classical music, it’s interesting to consider people sufficiently passionate to risk the Blitz for the thrill of live performance.

I found this programme especially interesting on two counts:

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About alancoadyguitar

Guitar teacher/player; classical music reviewer with bachtrack.com; fan of the written and spoken word

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