Music At Crystal Palace

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Matthew Sweet takes a journey back in time to investigate the musical legacy of the Crystal Palace Saturday Concerts.

Delving through the past he learns more about the once widely-celebrated conductor Sir August Manns who is argued to have changed the face of British concert-going.

Speaking with experts Steve Grindlay and Sarah Lenton we learn more about how the Crystal Palace affected the development of our modern understanding of concert etiquette, orchestral management and the music we now regard as 'mainstream' repertoire.

Producer Claire Wass.

Matthew Sweet investigates the musical legacy of the Crystal Palace Saturday Concerts.