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Episode 3

Duration:
15 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 23 January 2013

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.

  • Music details

    Opening and closing music
    Track 13: Etude in D sharp minor, Op. 8, No.12
    Composer: Alexander Scriabin
    Performer: Garrick Ohlsson
    Label: Bridge Records

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