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Dr James Fox tells the story of Vienna in 1908, when Klimt painted The Kiss and Freud revealed the Oedipus complex, but also when Adolf Hitler arrived in the city.

Dr James Fox tells the story of Vienna in 1908, a city of amazing creativity and dangerous tension. This was the year Gustav Klimt painted his masterpiece The Kiss, Sigmund Freud revealed the Oedipus complex, Egon Schiele produced startling pictures of humanity stripped to the bare essentials, and both music and architecture took a bold step in a radical new direction. But it was also the year a struggling young artist named Adolf Hitler arrived in the city, a year that would put Vienna and Europe on the road to destruction.

59 minutes

Last on

Tue 29 Jan 2019 23:00

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:01

    The Dave Brubeck Quartet

    Unsquare Dance

  • 00:16

    Ólafur Arnalds

    3055

  • 00:22

    Jon Hopkins

    Vessel

    Remix Artist: Four Tet.
  • 00:59

    Randy Newman

    The Cleaner

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Presenter James Fox
Executive Producer Julian Birkett
Series Producer Helen Shariatmadari
Director Helen Shariatmadari

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