Saturday Classics: Paul Mason
Former Channel 4 News Economics Editor Paul Mason explores the great social upheavals of the 18th and 19th centuries as reflected in the music of the time. As a journalist Paul has covered the Arab Spring, the Occupy movement in America, student riots in Britain, and the rise of the anti-capitalist left in Greece and Spain. But only the Egyptian revolution of February 2011 comes close to the events he relives today. Total overthrows of the established order. With music by Cherubini, Verdi, Wagner, Malcolm Arnold, Johan Selmer, and Elena Ruehr.