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Dvorák the Trainspotter

Saturday 22 July 2006 20:25-20:45 (Radio 3)

"I'd give all my symphonies if I could have invented the locomotive!" - Czech composer Antonín Dvorák, one of the most famous railway enthusiasts of all time.

David Beveridge, a leading Prague-based Dvorák scholar, looks at evidence of Dvorák's obsession with trains and its influence on some of his most well-known music.

Duration:

20 minutes




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