Exploring the often surprising links between concepts, themes and people in classical music, from medieval to modern
Saturday, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.Rebroadcast Sunday, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.on Music Station
"Napoleon Crossing the Alps," by Jacques-Louis David, from 1801.
“Audacity succeeds as often as it fails,” he once said--and his life and legend certainly prove that. He rose from obscurity to military hero, then revolutionary, then Emperor and conqueror, ending up defeated, disgraced, and exiled.
In this hour, Napoleon Bonaparte in works by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Kodaly, Prokofiev, and more.
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