On BBC 4 the film 'The Passions of Vaughan Williams' is preceded by a half hour programme that rather amused me.
Headed 'The Lark Ascending' it concentrates on the piece the BBC schedules have ruined for thousands. THEN in the 'Passions of' it tells us that RVW's musical range does, indeed, extend beyond his most famous piece. Blimey,I grew up with several pieces in the regular concert repertoire like Ov The Wasps, 5 variants etc, Folk Song Suite, not to mention the symphonies still appearing in those days.The Lark was just one work amongst many.
Who is responsible for the Lark's over-exposure? Answers on a postcard or text or email RW.