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Tchaikovsky Biography/George Benjamin/Faure Songs

Tom Service and guests discuss a new biography of Tchaikovsky and Tom talks to composer George Benjamin, who celebrates his fiftieth birthday in 2010. Pianist Graham Johnson comes into the studio to talk about what makes Faure songs unique.

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