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Doctor Who on classical music list for children

Mar 04, 2019 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

The BBC has included the theme tune from Doctor Who alongside works by Vivaldi and Brahms on a list of "trailblazers" designed to teach children about the world of classical music.

Delia Derbyshire's electronic arrangement of the television theme will join a new piece by Hans Zimmer in the Ten Pieces project - a selection that "reflects the breadth and range of compositional styles".

Lord Hall, the BBC director-general, said it represented works "by people who broke the mould".

They include Symphony No 1 in E Minor by Florence Price, the first African-American woman to be recognised as a symphonic composer, Rhapsody in Blue, by George Gershwin, and Overture, by Grazyna Bacewicz, who secretly gave concerts in occupied Warsaw during the war, as well as Winter from Vivaldi's Four Seasons...