Alex James' Magical Musical Tour - 15 February 2014

The latest stage of Alex James's journey takes him into the world of literature.

This week, Alex James's Magical Musical Tour sees him transport us to the library – musically speaking, at least.  

We'll be hearing all sorts of famous pieces inspired by equally famous works of literature, including Mendelssohn's depiction of A Midsummer Night's Dream, Tchaikovsky's take on Romeo and Juliet, and Rachel Portman's beautiful soundtrack to the film Emma, based by the Jane Austen book of the same name.  

We'll also encounter Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and hear John Tavener's beautiful musical settings of William Blake's poems The Tyger and The Lamb.