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Victorian bakers and the Leningrad symphony

December 31st, 2015

Episode 249 of 308 episodes

Historian and TV presenter Alex Langlands explains how bread making in the 19th century differed from today. Meanwhile, music expert Tom Service tells the remarkable story of Dimitri Shostakovich’s 7th symphony, which was composed and performed during the World War Two siege of Leningrad

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