Richard King

Thu 11 July 2019

The Lark Ascending

Richard King is one of our most celebrated music critics. The Lark Ascending is a lyrical exploration of how Britain’s history and identity has been shaped by the mysterious relationship between music and nature. From Vaughan Williams to Brian Eno, the sinking of the Titanic to Greenham Common, Richard dissects the mythical concept of Englishness underlying the bucolic fantasy of an English Holy Land, and celebrates the countryside as a living, working, and occasionally rancorous environment.

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