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Episode 4

Donald Macleod charts the extraordinary efforts which Napoleon would make to lure the very best musicians to his court. In the case of one singer, his preposterously generous offers prove to be overwhelming as we find her fleeing his attention in panic. Plus, another dip into the world of Revolutionary song as Laura Mason recalls an anthem so politically charged that its performances were frequently accompanied by violence.

1 hour

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Thu 6 Dec 2012 18:30

Composers A to Z


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