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The Gambler/Sibelius/Van Doesburg/The Westbrooks

Petroc Trelawny explores the world of Prokofiev's action-packed opera The Gambler, reads a new biography of composer Jean Sibelius, visits a new exhibition of works by Dadaist Theo van Doesburg, and meets jazz duo The Westbrooks.

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