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Episode 8 of 30

In Venice, Andrea and Giovanni Gabrielli wrote music that filled St Marks Basilica. Classical music history with James Naughtie.

James Naughtie discovers how history has shaped the development of classical music. An uncle and nephew, Andrea and Giovanni Gabrieli wrote music that filled St Marks Basilica, using the space as a stage for many voices. The music inspired travellers who passed through the Serene City, then the crossroads of the known world.

Reader: Laurence Fox.
Produced by Rosie Boulton, Sara Conkey, Lucy Lunt
BBC Birmingham.

15 minutes