Why did Dvorak upset American feminists? Find out with Alex tonight.
Alex James presents two hours of music inspired by events and happenings from over a thousand years of classical music history – the anniversaries of which all take place over the next seven days.
Tonight, Alex celebrates the premiere of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.5, '‘Emperor’, and discovers why British, French, Spanish and American music was banned in Italy in 1935.
Also, Dvorak causes a stir in America with his ideas about why he thought women could not write good music, and composer Kodaly is given a top honour in his home country of Hungary.