The Vienna Circles

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In the week of a rare performance at the Proms of Franz Schmidt's 1938 oratorio about the biblical Apocalypse, Peter Kislinger takes a journey charting Austria's inter-war decline from Hapsburg glory to Hitler's pawn - with a postscript on history repeating itself.

With contributions from Andrew Barker, Thomas Gayda, Ray Monk and Olga Neuwirth, and readings by David Timson