Piers Burton-Page tells the story of Thomas Arne's lost opera L'Olimpiade.
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Paul Allen explores the work that inspired Josef Suk's The Ripening.
Children from Amersham Music Centre prepare to perform Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture.
Stephen Johnson explores Stravinsky's take on the ancient tale of Oedipus Rex.
Louise Fryer investigates the inspiration behind Walton's powerful First Symphony.
Philip Bullock considers sacrificial links between the Rite of Spring and Emily Davison. (R)