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Episode 3

Donald Macleod explores the life and work of Louis Spohr, focusing on his emphatic commitment to opera.

By 1822, Spohr had returned to Germany after several years of international travel and immediately set about trying to secure a reputation as an operatic composer. He saw a real need not just for great German opera, but for a manifesto that German composers should follow in their quest for a truly distinctive national style.

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1 hour

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Wed 16 Dec 2009 22:00

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