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Ben Fogle's Notes From Hidden Britain musical tour took us to the North East, home to the Northern Sinfonia, the Sage Gateshead, England’s answer to Vivaldi and the rock star Sting…
Anne divorced Byron after just a year, and he fled to Switzerland, never to return to Britain. It was there that he became fascinated by the supernatural, devouring books on the subject which inspired him to write his own dramatic poem ‘Manfred’. The poem was later adapted for music by Schumann in 'Manfred: Dramatic Poem with music in Three Parts' and also inspired Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony.
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