on 2 December 2013
2 excellent episodes from an excellent BBC TV series. Good mix of biographical information and interpretation alongside great music. Beethoven has always been a favourite and had a good knowledge of his life from a biography I read many years ago. Wagner was another matter for me. I have always enjoyed his orchestral works - including orchestral pieces from the operas; but I have always found the arias to be hard on the ears. That hasnt changed as a result of this DVD. What has changed is now that I have some biographical context for his work I understand him better than I used to. That is a positive outcome for me. Thoroughly commend this DVD to people.