Knoxville - Summer Of 1995


Knoxville: Summer Of 191519970907

A second chance to hear the programme which won a Prix Italia this year in the Radio Music category.

The bittersweet impressions of time past and the actions of a brutal century are reflected in this portrait of Knoxville, Tennessee, during the summers of 1915, 1947 and 1995.

The images of poets and musicians and the experiences of the city's residents collide with and dissolve into the words of James Agee and the music of Samuel Barber, whose `Knoxville: Summer of 1915', recorded originally by Elanor Steber, lies at the programme's heart.

Introduced by Piers Plowright.