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This concert on Music Alive is a celebration of Vienna and its musical legacy with music from Mozart, Beethoven, Josef Marx and Mahler
Hear two works by our Composer of the Week John Luther Adams: The Place We Began and Four Thousand Holes
Noelle McCarthy reads the sonnet When to the sessions of sweet silent thought in William Shakespeare 450
Alice Coote takes on the mantle of Dame Janet Baker in this BBC Proms 2014 concert as she leads a new generation to the music of Elgar
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