Alex James' Magical Musical Tour - 12 April 2014

Alex James' grand tour takes him to the capital of Hungary.

This week, Alex James heads to the capital of Hungary - Budapest - on his Magical Musical Tour. 

The city has a rich musical culture - whether its classical music, modern experimental, electronica, alternative music or traditional Hungarian folk music.

Budapest's music history has included the composers Liszt, Dohnanyi, Kodaly and Bartok - and we'll be hearing from them, as well as acclaimed recordings from the Budapest Festival Orchestra.

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