VPR Classical Hosts Explore The Story Behind 'The Bennington Battle March'
Vermont honors Bennington Battle Day every Aug. 16, marking a day that signaled a turning point in the American Revolution and a critical defeat of British forces. But few are as familiar with a piece of music composed by Bennington virtuoso pianist Ernest Murray commemorating the battle.
Murray wrote the Bennington Battle March in 1927, on the 150th anniversary of the battle. Though rarely heard today, VPR Classical hosts James Stewart and Linda Radtke dove into the history and evolution of the piece.
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Broadcast on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.