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Episode 2

Duration:
15 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 22 January 2013

Haydn Gwynne reads from Lucy Hughes-Hallett's biography of this remarkable Italian poet and political agitator whose words triggered riots.

It's 1915 and d'Annunzio risks death when he takes to the air on a daring propaganda mission.

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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