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2: Schierke to Brocken Summit

Episode 2 of 5

In the second of his 'slow-radio' walks in the footsteps of Bach's 1705 journey to Lubeck, Horatio Clare enters the Harz Mountains and travels to the Brocken Summit.

In 1705 the 20-year-old Johann Sebastian Bach set off from his home in Arnstadt to walk 250 miles to L├╝beck, there to meet his hero, the composer and organist Dietrich Buxtehude. In the second of five 'slow-radio' walks in which writer Horatio Clare searches for his footsteps - and his ghost - the putative route takes him into the Harz Mountains and up to its highest point, the Brocken Summit.

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