The music of Mozart filled the London Underground yesterday as classical buskers took their instruments into stations.
Members of the BBC Symphony Orchestra were among musicians performing in a series |of concerts at four stations — Canary Wharf, Bank, Waterloo, and Liverpool Street — as |part of Radio 3's Genius of Mozart season.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: “There is no doubting Mozart's prodigious talent, as this radio season attests. The familiarity of so much of his magnificent music may surprise some travellers, but what better way to brighten up the daily commute, especially on the first day back after the holidays.”
The radio station has thrown its entire schedule over to the works of Mozart, playing every work written by the composer.
For almost a fortnight it will broadcast recordings, documentaries, live performances and a dramatisation of his life.
Contemporary music will not feature in the schedule during the season, which runs for the first 12 days of January.