The Opera Hour – series 4/episode 18 (What The Horn Would Have Heard)

Opera singer and poet Richard Scott explores opera through the prism of various themes. Today: What The Horn Would Have Heard. Broadcasting live from The Science Museum through Denman’s Exponential Horn Loudspeaker, Richard plays operas written, recorded and premiered between 1929- 1939 by Vaughan Williams, Shostakovich, Weill, Paul Abraham, Schoenberg and Strauss; these are the melodies the horn would have originally broadcast, every day throughout the 30s, until the outbreak of WWII.

Originally broadcast on 22nd May 2014