2/4. Comedian and musician Tim Minchin presents this series exploring classical music's debt to the cultures of Venice, Vienna, Paris and London since the 16th century. He continues with Vienna, whose late-18th-century works dominated the post-baroque, pre-romantic era known as the classical period. The Austrian jewel inspired Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Johann Strauss.
1/8. Derek Jacobi reads an abridged version of Robert
Graves's1934 novel about the Roman Emperor Claudius, whom Jacobi portrayed over 30 years ago in BBC TV's epic drama series. Abridged by Tamsin Colliison
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