Music detailsOpening and closing music
Track 13: Etude in D sharp minor, Op. 8, No.12
Composer: Alexander Scriabin
Performer: Garrick Ohlsson
Label: Bridge Records
Haydn Gwynne reads from Lucy Hughes-Hallett's biography of this remarkable Italian poet and political agitator whose words triggered riots.
Peace for d'Annunzio spells disaster and in 1919 he looks to further his military ambitions.
Abridged by Penny Leicester
Produced by Gemma Jenkins.