1913: The Year Before the Storm

An exploration of key twentieth-century figures and the genesis of social, political and artistic movements in Europe in the year before the First World War. Adapted from the book ‘1913’ by Florian Illies.

First Broadcast:

Monday - Friday, 22nd-26th July 2013 at 09:45 on BBC Radio 4

Production Credits:

Writer: Florian Illies
Abridger: Pete Nichols
Reader: Michael Maloney
Broadcast Assistant: Sarah Tombling
Sound Engineer: Alisdair McGregor
Producer: Karen Rose
Executive Producer: Karen Rose
Music: Arbenita by Max Richter/BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Chamber Symphony No.1 in E major, Op 9: Langsam; Orpheus C.O by Arnold Schoenberg & performed by City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Phyllis Bryn-Julson/Sir Simon Rattle, Tristana by Nils Frahm, Le Viti Del Mondo by Dakota Suite/Emanuele Errante, Children’s Corner VI Golliwoggs Cake Walk by DeBussy & performed by Michel Beroff, The Twins by Max Richter/BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Hungarian Rag by Julius Lenzberg & performed by Conways Band (conductor Patrick Conway), Le Sacre Du Printemp (The Rite Of Spring) Pt1 ‘L’adoration de la terre’ by Stravinsky & performed by Berliner Philharmonker/Sir Simon Rattle, Capricho Arabe by Francisco Tarrega & performed by Andres Segovia & Ilusion by Eduardo Bianco

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