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An anecdotal history of classical music presented by 18 year-old composer and writer Jack Pepper. Today Jack explores the arranger behind Gershwin’s ‘Rhapsody in Blue,’ the composer’s wife who would shout ‘I really dislike that’ whilst her husband wrote a new piece next door, and the Afro-European composer who overcame racial obstacles to become a favourite of the English Prince Regent and of Beethoven. Also explored today - as we enter the month of the Royal Wedding - is wedding music, and the day one composer’s big moment was very nearly spoiled! All episodes can be heard on www.jackpeppermusician.com. Follow Jack on Twitter @jrapepper and use the hashtag #MusicalMinds.