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Peter Maxwell Davies, Bernard Herrmann, The Wesley Family

Tom Service talks to Sir Peter Maxwell Davies about his new opera 'Kommilitonen!and explores the life and work of film composer Bernard Herrmann in his centenary year. Plus a new book about Music and the Wesleys and an interview with Handel specialist Laurence Cummings
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