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The Silver Swan

Episode 4 of 5

Away from the concert platform, five musicians write about the music that has shaped their personal lives.
Oboist and music academy director George Caird considers the effect that Orlando Gibbons' The Silver Swan has had on his life as he wonders if he has the courage for a swan song of his own.

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The Book that Changed Me

The Book that Changed Me

Five figures from the arts and science introduce books that changed their lives and work.

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