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Legend of Orpheus

Orpheus, 'the Thracian Bard' and son of Apollo, was the great natural musician of Greek mythology. Readers Mariah Gale and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith celebrate the artistry which had the power to charm even rocks and stones, and the love which took him to the dark Underworld to regain his Eurydice, in words by Rilke, Virgil, Goethe and Carol Ann Duffy, and music by Monteverdi, Handel, Beethoven, Gluck and Birtwistle.

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1 hour, 15 minutes

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Sun 11 Nov 2012 18:30