Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

: In remembrance of George Butterworth

George Butterworth Wikimedia Commons

Over the course of four bloody months in 1916, more than a million soldiers died at the Battle of the Somme. This Friday marks the 100th anniversary of the death of George Butterworth, a young composer in the British Army. In his honor, we'll take a look back through music written by men who served in the First World War.