Playing: Partita No 4 in D, BWV 828 by Johann Sebastian Bach
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Episode 2

Donald Macleod rejoins the royal musicians in 1575 at Kenilworth Castle for what promises to be a three-week knees-up, a party so lavish that every partygoer will remember it like the Woodstock of his day. And despite their more heavenly inclinations, the singers prove remarkably adept at turning their skills to dramatic ends, not least the Master himself who lands a role as 'deviser' of musical entertainments.

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Tue 15 May 2012 18:30

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