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Playing: Quartet for strings (Op.95) in F minor by Ludwig van Beethoven
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Dan Snow

In this edition of Saturday Classics, the historian Dan Snow presents a sequence of music relating to his favourite period in history - the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon's exact contemporary Beethoven will feature heavily alongside music by Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Paisiello (Napoleon's favourite composer) and some of the Corsican polyphonic music of Napoleon's childhood.

2 hours

Last on

Sat 16 Feb 2013 15:00
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