Music Matters: Riga – European Capital of Culture 2014

Tom Service visits the Latvian capital

TV & Radio Information
BBC Radio 3
Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 12:15

Presenter Tom Service visits the Latvian capital Riga, which is celebrating its title as Capital of Culture 2014 with an extensive programme of cultural events. 

In this programme, he explores Latvia’s musical history, from traditional folk songs that have existed for thousand of years, to the story of the Latvian National Opera, including its period under director Richard Wagner.

Tom will also be visiting rehearsals for the 8th World Choir Games, the world’s biggest choral competition, which will be held in Riga this year.

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