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Episode 4

Bach's family life reaches a new peak with his second marriage, to a fellow musician who proves indispensable in both personal and professional life. Donald Macleod explores their collaboration, including a collection of music for the cello which transformed the future of the instrument.

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1 hour

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Thu 23 Dec 2010 22:00

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