Exploring the often surprising links between concepts, themes and people in classical music, from medieval to modern
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Ralph Vaughan Williams, the "cheeerful agnostic"
The son of a clergyman, he became an atheist in college, then settled for a life as a “cheerful agnostic.”
And yet, he probably wrote more Christmas music than any other modern composer, with a deep love for both the pageantry and the simple joys of the season.
In this hour, orchestral and vocal music by British composer Ralph Vaughan Williams.
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