From Oswald von Wolkenstein via Dufay to Bach and John Bull, Catherine Bott explores the role travel has played in composers' lives throughout history.
Travel is such a common thing today, that one barely stops to think about the risks which it incurred before our modernised transport systems. But from Oswald von Wolkenstein to Dufay, from Bach to John Bull, composers throughout history risked life and limb to travel, for work, for study or simply for new experiences. In the second of this weekend's Early Music Shows dedicated to travel, Catherine Bott explores these early musical journeying pioneers.
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