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Inspiration in La Spezia

24 Sep 2015

In Italy, Wagner found himself sick and delusional in a run-down old hotel on a narrow alley in La Spezia. How could this be the scene of one of his great inspirations? John Drummond tells the tale.  Audio


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Tuesday 27 September

8:30 PM. Evening Classics

STRAUSS: Don Quixote - Leon Spierer (vln), Wolfram Christ (vla), António Meneses (cello), Berlin Phil/Herbert von Karajan (DG 419 599)

WOLF-FERRARI: Idillio-concertino in A Op 15 - Andrea Tenaglia (ob), Rome SO/Francesco La Vecchia (Naxos 8.572921)

SCHUMANN: Fantasy Pieces Op 88 - Christian Tetzlaff (vln), Tanja Tetzlaff (cello), Leif Ove Andsnes (pno) (EMI 0 94180)

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