Alex James's Date Night - 5 July 2014

In the first show of his new series, Alex James looks at the 5-11 July in music history

Percy Grainger Australian composer pianist
In this, the first show in his brand new series, Alex James turns the spotlight on the coming week and what happened on those dates in classical music in history.
 
This week there's the birth of Australian composer and pianist Percy Grainger to celebrate.
 
 
 the anniversary of a special performance from the 14-year-old Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in 1770, and the story of a surprising visit to Windsor Castle from the composer Camille Saint-Saens
 
And why, Alex asks, did Wagner find himself on the run on 9 July 1839?