Here’s some rare color film of London in 1927 — the year after the first year in classical music we … Continue reading
London in 1927 — Color Film
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- This rare color film is from the year after our first "year in classical music." This was the London that Holst, Bax, Finzi, Vaughan Williams, and Bridge knew, and more or less the same London that Janáček had visited in ’26.
Rare color film shows what London looked like in 1927
British Film Institute unearthed this striking time capsule of a film.