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Friday - Rob Cowan with Jessica Hynes Including Proms Artist: Paul Watkins (cello), in Martinu: Variations on a Slovak Folksong.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Essential Classics, Knights Bachelor, Commanders of the Order of the British...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07mwh97
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Song of Myself Reading of Whitman's poem Song of Myself, with excerpts from Orson Welles's 1953 version.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Drama on 3, Family law, Musical groups from Los Angeles, California,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0770h0v
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Topics: Radio Program, BBC Radio 3 programmes, Renaissance composers, Early Modern period, Wales, Christian...
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Topics: Radio Program, American web series, American hardcore punk groups, Support groups, Scandinavia,...
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Topics: Radio Program, Sherlock Holmes characters, British Army personnel of World War I, Shakespearean...
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Arthurian Legends Matthew Sweet presents a selection of film music inspired by the Arthurian legends.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Sound of Cinema, Knights of the Round Table, Medieval legends, Welsh mythology,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08qtb46
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Violin sonatas by Beethoven and Guillaume Lekeu John Shea presents a recital of violin sonatas by Beethoven and Guillaume Lekeu.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Through the Night
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07myqxr
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2016 The Britten Sinfonia plays music by Beethoven, Francisco Coll, Thomas Ades and Prokofiev.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, BBC Proms, 2nd millennium, Writing, Classical period (music), Modern history,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07nmjzs
Siegfried Sassoon A 1955 archive recording in which Siegfried Sassoon reads three of his own poems.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Three Score and Ten
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07xhzy6
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Ensemble 1700 Highlights from a concert by Ensemble 1700 at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Early Music Late, Family, Personal development, Cities and towns in the Czech...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07y9qyg
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Monday with Rob Cowan - Patricia Routledge, Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation, Haydn's Trumpet Concerto Rob Cowan presents as Dame Patricia Routledge lists her influences and inspirations.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Essential Classics, African-American musicians, Types of musical groups,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b099tkx3
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Topics: Radio Program, Types of musical groups, Sociological terminology, Social networking services,...
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Topics: Radio Program, Social classes, British monarchy, Sociology index, Modern history, British Royal...
Joseph Bologne de Saint-Georges (1745-1799) Donald Macleod focuses on how Saint-Georges became popular in Parisian society.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Composer of the Week, Types of musical groups, American journalists,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b088jhbr
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Rosmersholm Ibsen's play about a man rejecting society's conservative values. Will his peers let him?.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Drama on 3, Alternative rock groups from California, Musical groups from...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b088j46z
Joseph Bologne de Saint-Georges (1745-1799) Donald Macleod discusses Chevalier de Saint-Georges' wager with the Prince of Wales.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Composer of the Week, Monthly magazines, Princes, Wales, Thoroughbred...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b088jhby
Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) Donald Macleod investigates the role of Verdi's operas in Italy's fight for independence.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Composer of the Week
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01f680z
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Ted Hughes Archive broadcasts by Ted Hughes: part of The Captain's Speech and also The Mackerel Song.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Three Score and Ten, Commercial fish, Harvest, Horticulture and gardening,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07z7b7m
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Tuesday - Petroc Trelawny Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Breakfast, Broadway musicals, Law enforcement, Honorary Members of the Royal...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b099wyzv
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Topics: Radio Program, Elections, Gerontology, Demography, Legal professions, Money, Payment systems, Human...
BBC SO - Janacek, Eotvos, Smetana, Szymanowski From the Barbican, the BBC SO and Edward Gardner perform Janacek, Smetana and Eotvos.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Radio 3 in Concert, Orchestral music, Cossacks, Medieval defences, Romanesque...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b087qjb4
Dylan Thomas A 1950 archive recording of Dylan Thomas reading his poem In the White Giant's Thigh.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Three Score and Ten, Human head and neck, Moon
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07xhz7p
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Georges Bizet (1838-1875) Donald Macleod on Bizet's having to return to Paris and make his own way in the world.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Composer of the Week, Australian opera singers, Thoroughbred racehorses,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08t43w3
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Lopa Kothari introduces a live session with the Nooran Sisters in simulcast with the BBC Asian Network Lopa Kothari introduces a live session with the sufi duo The Nooran Sisters.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, World on 3, Buildings and structures in Westminster, Interpersonal...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b092kn0b
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Finlandia The psyche of Jean Sibelius, his music and a Finnish epic, starring Tim Pigott-Smith.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Drama on 3, Republics, Christianity, Liberal democracies, Member states of the...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06r49bf
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Monday - Rob Cowan with Simon Sebag Montefiore Proms Artist of the Day: Thomas Ades, who conducts Couperin's Les barricades mysterieuses.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Essential Classics
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07nmjzd
Jean 'Binta' Breeze Jean 'Binta' Breeze reads her poems The Month of March and The Fifth Figure.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Three Score and Ten, Food ingredients, Family, Women
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b084czsj
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Sound Frontiers: Fiction in 1946 Benjamin Markovits, Lara Feigel and Kevin Jackson discuss the best fiction of 1946.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Free Thinking, Social classes, American writers, Schools, American novelists,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07wrq03
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2017 Clare Teal, Guy Barker and Winston Rollins with 'Swing No End' at the Proms.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, BBC Proms, Jazz musicians from New Orleans, Louisiana, Decca Records artists,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b092jwjq
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Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881) Music dramas in miniature and Mlada, a collaboration that unravelled.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Composer of the Week
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b095qhs6
Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) Puccini's heroines with Sir Antonio Pappano, starting with Manon Lescaut.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Composer of the Week, Richard Wagner, Emotion, Orchestras, Ancient Greek...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b098fpbc
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Topics: Radio Program, Composers for cello, Fasting, German folklore, French legal terms
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Topics: Radio Program, Cancer deaths in England, Composers for piano, Radio formats, Members of the Country...
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Topics: Radio Program, BBC, Symphony orchestras, Curtis Institute of Music alumni, Folklore, Philosophical...
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Topics: Radio Program, Windows, Identity, Fruit, Stained glass, Religious behaviour and experience,...
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The Visa Affair Drama based on Joe Orton's interrogation at the American embassy in London in 1965.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Drama on 3, English women writers, English novelists, Alexandria, Library...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07y9qyd
Monday - Suzy Klein with Dame Diana Rigg, Villa-Lobos and Marmalade Suzy Klein chats to Dame Diana Rigg about the things that have inspired her over the years
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Essential Classics, 2nd millennium, Symphony orchestras, Bournemouth, Types of...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b095ysz8
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Topics: Radio Program, Holy Week, Liturgical calendar, American male actors, American male singers,...
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Topics: Radio Program, Universe, Construction, Causes of death, Metals
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Topics: Radio Program, Areas of London, Covent Garden, English conductors (music), Performing arts,...
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El Cid A version of Le Cid, seeing the 11th-century Spanish hero before his rise to fame.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Drama on 3, Legal documents
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06vp3c9
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Tanita Tikaram Michael Berkeley's guest is singer-songwriter Tanita Tikaram.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Private Passions, Officers of the Order of the British Empire, Childhood,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07dkbz8
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Andrew McGregor with Sarah Lenton and Tom McKinney Andrew McGregor and guests review the best recordings of classical music.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Record Review, Honorary Members of the Royal Academy of Music, Commanders of...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08rfy0b
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2017 The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra with Daniele Gatti perform music by Wolfgang Rihm.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, BBC Proms, Symphony orchestras, American rock music groups, Law, Physiology,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b092kkvy
Kamau Brathwaite Archive recording by Kamau Brathwaite, who reads his poems Calypso and The Emigrants.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Three Score and Ten, Literature, Former Spanish colonies, Poetry, States of the...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b081tkm7
Thom Gunn Archive recording by poet Thom Gunn, who reads from his work The Man with Night Sweats.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Three Score and Ten, Emotion, Law, Anthropology, Life
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0833vh7
Jo Shapcott Archive recording of poet Jo Shapcott reading from her collection Electroplating the Baby.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Three Score and Ten, Human head and neck, Photography, Imperial units,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b082kvs9
Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Peter Oundjian & Nicola Benedetti RSNO perform Stravinsky, Higgins and Elgar's Violin Concerto with Nicola Benedetti.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Radio 3 in Concert, Types of musical groups, Theatre, Cooking techniques,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0978080
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Topics: Radio Program, Cardiff, Types of musical groups, Musical quartets, Classical period (music), James...
Joseph Bologne de Saint-Georges (1745-1799) Donald Macleod focuses on Chevalier de Saint-Georges' being snubbed by the Paris Opera.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Composer of the Week, Types of musical groups, Theatre, Monthly magazines,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b088jhbw
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The Piano Lesson August Wilson's play about a brother and sister and a piano carved with African faces.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Drama on 3, Christian iconography, Jesus, God, Megafauna, Gospel episodes,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b017lz81
Lise Berthaud Viola player Lise Berthaud plays Schubert's great Arpeggione Sonata.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, New Generation Artists
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07pfc41
Iain Crichton Smith Archive broadcasts of Iain Crichton Smith reading his poems in Poetry Now in 1976 and 1981
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Three Score and Ten, Morality, Christian terms, Stone, Physiology, Protective...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b080xzdy
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The Culture of Partition Amina Yaqin reflects on the 70-year legacy of partition as reflected in Pakistani culture.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, The Essay, Medical emergencies, Media studies, Democracy, Performing arts,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b090vc1p
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Topics: Radio Program, Legal professions, Bisexual men, Composers for piano, Art museums and galleries in...
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Topics: Radio Program, Styles (manners of address), Blue Note Records artists, American jazz saxophonists,...
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Topics: Radio Program, Composers for piano, LGBT musicians from England, Orchestras, Demography
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Topics: Radio Program, James Joyce
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Prom 21 repeat: Beethoven - Symphony No. 9, 'Choral' BBC National Orchestra & Chorus of Wales, soloists, with Beethoven 9th Symphony.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Afternoon on 3
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08zdslt
Essential Classics with Suzy Klein Suzy Klein explores potential companion pieces for Handel's great oratorio 'Messiah'.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Essential Classics, Commanders of the Order of the British Empire, English...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0949jv5
Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) Donald Macleod introduces Grieg's great song cycle written for his wife Nina.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Composer of the Week, Calendars, Geography terminology, Theatre
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0902z4f
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Topics: Radio Program, Knights Bachelor, Commanders of the Order of the British Empire, Dames Commander of...
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Joseph Bologne de Saint-Georges (1745-1799) Donald Macleod focuses on Chevalier de Saint-Georges' arrival in Paris.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Composer of the Week, Caribbean islands, Caribbean, Classical period (music),...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b088jc2q
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Trip Sheets 2 - An Actor's Life Michael Goldfarb finds himself working with Mike Nichols and almost making it to Broadway.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, The Essay
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b094snzd
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Topics: Radio Program, Political science, Constitutional law, Business terms, Western Asia, American jazz...
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New Generation Thinkers Christopher Kissane explores the role of food in past and present conflicts over identity.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, The Essay, Food ingredients, Diets, Physiology, Nutrition, 2nd millennium,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07xhr60
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Monday - Petroc Trelawny Petroc Trelawny presents the breakfast show with a new work by Composer in 3 Matthew Kaner
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Breakfast, Meteorology, Postal system, Prosecution, Broadcasting, Theatrical...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07y9rj7
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Monday - Petroc Trelawny Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Breakfast, London orchestras, Members of the Order of the Companions of Honour,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b087qhhb
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Tuesday - Petroc Trelawny Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Breakfast, Ayatollahs, NUTS 1 statistical regions of the European Union, United...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b087qk55
Wigmore Hall Mondays: Maxim Rysanov and Ashley Wass From Wigmore Hall, London, Maxim Rysanov (viola) in music by Schubert and others.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert, Law enforcement, Security, Family, Legal...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0739t8r
Boiling Water (Episode 5 of 12) Tom Service focuses on Schoenberg's own experience in the new atonal world that he entered
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, The Listening Service Extra, Emotion
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b086tw7w
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Whatever Happened to the Waltz? Tom Service explores the waltz and why we love to dance to music in triple metre.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, The Listening Service, 2nd millennium, Sociological terminology, Dance...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b088j46q