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Puccini: La Boheme

Duration: 42:47

Puccini is revered as one of music's great tunesmiths but as Catherine Bott reveals there is much more to his art. With singers Katie van Kooten and Peter Auty, and the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Edward Gardner, Catherine Bott examines the final scene of Act One of the opera. Together they explore Puccini's artful means of sustaining dramatic narrative through music.

Producer: Chris Wines.

Available since: Wed 4 Jun 2014


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Discovering Music Puccini's La boheme

Catherine Bott explores Puccini's La Boheme with singers Katie van Kooten and Peter Auty.

First broadcast: 25 Feb 2007

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