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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 Napoloeonic 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.

First broadcast 16/02/2013.

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2 hours

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Sat 28 Feb 2015 14:00