Alex James's Date Night - Saturday 6 June 2015, 7pm

Join Alex James as he takes you on a journey through time to discover the stories behind the world’s greatest music.

Grieg countryside dog

On this week's show, Alex James discovers how the composer of the can-can entertained Queen Victoria at Windsor Castle, why Mozart was given a kick up the backside by the Archbishop of Salzburg, and how Edvard Grieg (pictured) marked his 25th wedding anniversary with a very special gift for his wife.

Alex will also be marking the premiere performances of Orff’s Carmina Burana and Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius and will be celebrating the birthdays of pianist Philippe Entremont, conductor Neeme Jarvi and tenor Roberto Alagna.

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