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The best of BBC Radio 3's flagship arts and ideas programme Free Thinking - featuring in-depth interviews and debates with artists, scientists and public figures.


R3Arts: Night Waves - Wagner & Myth 24 Oct 12

October 25th, 2012

Episode 214 of 1201 episodes

In a special edition Samira Ahmed examines the importance of Norse and Greek mythology to Wagner and how the tales of ancient heroism influenced his work and in particular the Ring Cycle, with novelist A.S. Byatt, philosopher Roger Scruton and lecturer in music and European history Mark Berry.