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1977 Matthew Sweet presents a selection of music for films from 1977.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Sound of Cinema, Commanders of the Order of the British Empire, Order of the...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08rfy0k
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Topics: Radio Program, SteepleChase Records artists, Bebop musicians, Enja Records artists, American jazz...
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Topics: Radio Program, Elections, Gerontology, Demography, Legal professions, Money, Payment systems, Human...
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Topics: Radio Program, Christmas traditions, Confectionery, Fictional orphans, Christmas food, Fairy tales,...
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Memory Texts and music on the theme of memory, with readings by Tom Hiddleston and Eleanor Bron.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Words and Music, Philosophical terminology, Musical trios, Mind, Theology,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b052zwd4
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Steve Reich (b.1936) Donald Macleod discusses Steve Reich's early upbringing and influences with the composer.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Composer of the Week, American jazz composers, Bebop musicians, Savoy Records...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00vct73
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Breaking Free: The World of Yesterday Anton Lesser and Imogen Stubbs explore Stefan Zweig's memoir The World of Yesterday.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Words and Music, Power pop groups, Personal life, Anthropology, Philosophy of...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b086t9n0
Peter Moore, Benjamin Grosvenor in Duparc and Ravel Peter Moore and Benjamin Grosvenor feature in a programme of French music.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, New Generation Artists, American rock guitarists, Arts, Rooms
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b097882k
Thelonious Monk at 100 Alyn Shipton includes requests for Thelonious Monk's centenary.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Jazz Record Requests, Miles Davis, American jazz pianists, Bebop musicians,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0977f8w
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Topics: Radio Program, Honorary Members of the Royal Philharmonic Society, Hebrew Bible places, Law...
Benny Carter Geoffrey Smith explores the career of alto saxophonist and composer Benny 'King' Carter.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Geoffrey Smith's Jazz, American jazz alto saxophonists, American jazz...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01mk8th
Vivienne Westwood, Debussy, and mesmerising cows Suzy Klein looks at companion pieces for Debussy's 'Prelude a l'apres midi d'un faune'.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Essential Classics, Knights Bachelor, Commanders of the Order of the British...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09529tk
Benny Goodman Geoffrey Smith plays Benny Goodman's live performance classics.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Geoffrey Smith's Jazz, Swing musicians, Swing bandleaders, Columbia Records...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03ln8q8
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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
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Get Playing Poet Fiona Sampson discusses her early life as a violinist.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, The Essay, English-language journals, Rooms, Education, Emotion, Social...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07dkjt4
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Manchester Cathedral Live from Manchester Cathedral.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Choral Evensong
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b095qnlg
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Between Ballard's Ears Two binaural adaptations of JG Ballard's short fiction: Track 12 and Venus Smiles.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Between the Ears, Visual arts, Arts, Construction, Aesthetics, Hippie movement,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0801hl4
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How do you describe a teaspoon in music? Tom Service explores music's power to describe, illustrate and tell stories in sound.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, The Listening Service, Romantic composers, Modern history, German conductors...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07f6mh4
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Things Might Change or Cease Linda Marshall Griffiths's drama about estranged sisters on a journey to find their father
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Drama on 3
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b019m11n
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Benjamin Wallfisch Matthew Sweet meets Golden Globe and Emmy award-nominated composer Benjamin Wallfisch.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Sound of Cinema
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0948frp
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Topics: Radio Program, Population, Demography, Liberal democracies, Republics, Member states of the United...
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Southern Cathedrals Festival recorded at Winchester Cathedral Recorded in Winchester Cathedral during the 2017 Southern Cathedrals Festival.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Choral Evensong, Winchester Cathedral, Diocese of Winchester, Spirituality,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b092k8kb
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2017 The Freiburg Baroque Orchestra perform an all-Mendelssohn programme at the Proms.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, BBC Proms
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b093m73r
Dizzy Gillespie at 100 Dizzy Gillespie's legendary career and influence with recordings featuring Charlie Parker.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Geoffrey Smith's Jazz
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b099vgz7
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Verity Sharp with James Cargill's Mixtape James Cargill, of Broadcast and Children of Alice, compiles a Late Junction Mixtape.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Late Junction, Clubs and societies
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0978fnx
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Topics: Radio Program, BBC music, British choirs, Oil Campaign of World War II, American rock music groups,...
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British Film Comedians Columnist and historian Simon Heffer discusses the life and work of actor Alastair Sim.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, The Essay, Social classes, English stage actors, Emotion, English radio actors,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05qfqfm
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Curated by Harriet Walter Harriet Walter stars in Moira Buffini's outrageous black comedy of appetite.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Drama on 3, Musical trios, Law, Death, Physiology, Philosophical logic, Food...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06pv42w
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2017 James Gaffigan and the BBC Symphony Orchestra take you on a maritime journey.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, BBC Proms
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08ys057
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Monday - Sarah Walker with Chris Watson Including Artist of the Week: Anne Sofie von Otter, featured performing Grieg's Haugtussa.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Essential Classics, Knights Bachelor, Commanders of the Order of the British...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08r2rv4
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Why Music? Round-Up Tom Service and Sarah Walker discuss their 'Why Music?' highlights and discoveries.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Music and Memory
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b098gph1
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Topics: Radio Program, Human anatomy, Theatrical professions, Cheshire, Human body, African-American...
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Proms 2016 Repeats BBC SSO in Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream and a work by Matthias Pintscher.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Afternoon on 3, Fairy royalty, Irish legendary creatures, Neuroscience,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07sxq7g
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The Mind's Eye Soundscapes exploring how personal experience influences our mind's eye.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Between the Ears, Photography, Home, Publishing companies of the United...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07y9nlv
Tuesday - Suzy Klein with Dame Diana Rigg, Mendelssohn Hebrides Overture and the Victorian seaside Suzy Klein brings the best in classical music, and chats to Dame Diana Rigg.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Essential Classics, 2nd millennium, Knights Bachelor, Commanders of the Order...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b095yycv
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Chopin and his Europe 2017 Nelson Freire plays Schumann and Chopin at Warsaw's Chopin and His Europe Festival.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b098sc96
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Donaueschingen New Music Festival 2016 World premieres by Franck Bedrossian, Peter Ablinger, Bernhard Gander and Martin Smolka.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Hear and Now, Guitars, Painting techniques, Rituals, Death, Physical...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08bb91z
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The Strangeness of Memory Psycologist Chris French looks at childhood memories and asks how reliable they are.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, The Essay, Fiction, English-language journals, Memory, Criminal law, Fellows of...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09784lg
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Mozart's Mitridate, Re di Ponto From the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Mozart's opera Mitridate, Re di Ponto.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Opera on 3, Covent Garden, Early Modern period, Areas of London, Ancient Rome,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08xcndt
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Topics: Radio Program, Types of musical groups, Tourist activities, Archaeology, Rural geography, Love,...
Charles Mingus Geoffrey Smith celebrates the passionate life and creativity of bassist Charles Mingus.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Geoffrey Smith's Jazz, Columbia Records artists, Savoy Records artists,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b091w9nq
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Verdi, Gershwin, Castelnuovo-Tedesco In Tune's playlist for #OperaPassion Day includes music by Verdi and Glass.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, In Tune Mixtape
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b098n7fm
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Choral Vespers from Westminster Cathedral Choral Vespers on the Feast of the Conversion of St Paul from Westminster Cathedral.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Choral Evensong, Prophets in Christianity, Grade I listed cathedrals,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08bbp2l
Wigmore Hall Mondays: Sophie Bevan and Sebastian Wybrew Live from Wigmore Hall in London, soprano Sophie Bevan gives an all-English song recital.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert, English Anglicans, Law, Types of musical groups,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09491j2
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Summer Nights Texts and music about summer nights. The readers are Simon Russell Beale and Sian Thomas.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Words and Music
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07mvw1c
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Choral Evening Prayer at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral Choral Evening Prayer from Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Choral Evensong
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07mwp9c
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2016 Herbert Blomstedt conducts the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra in an all-Beethoven Prom.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, BBC Proms, Anti-communism, Eastern Bloc, Walls, Former polities of the Cold...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07qbnvz
Sound Frontiers: Thursday - Sarah Walker with John Finnemore Artist of the Week: Andrew Manze, featured conducting Vaughan Williams's Symphony No 8.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Essential Classics, London orchestras, Festival of Britain, Cultural and...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07wrbk8
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Lopa Kothari, Andy Kershaw, Sheila Kay Adams Lopa Kothari with new music from around the world plus Kershaw's Appalachian Sessions.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, World on 3, Appalachian culture, Folklore, American singer-songwriters,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07qc402
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Topics: Radio Program, Sherlock Holmes characters, British Army personnel of World War I, Shakespearean...
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All of the Violence in the World Three wars. Three causes. Three teenagers with nothing to lose but their lives.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Drama on 3
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b099vsw2
Shorty Rogers Geoffrey Smith celebrates the music of trumpeter-composer Shorty Rogers.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Geoffrey Smith's Jazz
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07nm6r5
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Thomas Sondergard conducts the BBC NOW in music by Bartok, Malcolm Hayes and Dvorak.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, BBC Proms 2016
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07mwnyp
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Proms 2016 Repeats Harry Christophers directs The Sixteen in sacred choral works by Bach and Part.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Afternoon on 3, Types of musical groups, Symmetry, Orchestras, Romanian...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07pj648
Henry Purcell (1659-1695) Donald Macleod explores Henry Purcell's works for the stage.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Composer of the Week
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09529tm
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Prom 33 repeat: Grieg, Sibelius, Schumann and Hindemith The BBC Philharmonic with music by Grieg, Sibelius, Schumann and Hindemith.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, BBC Proms 2017, Columbia University alumni, Capitals in Europe, Proposed...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b091wy5y
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Beatrice Rana, Barry Douglas, Ute Lemper Sean Rafferty's guests include Beatrice Rana, Barry Douglas and Ute Lemper.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, In Tune, Charlemagne Prize, European Union law, Fellows of the American Academy...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b095fdfp
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John Betjeman, William Empson Archive recordings from 1958 made by poets John Betjeman and William Empson.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Three Score and Ten, Procedural programming languages, Semantics, Navigation,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07y9wzv
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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O Albion Texts and music on the theme of England, with readings by Meera Syal and Philip Franks.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Words and Music, British journalists, Anti-fascists, Gustatory system, Image...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08rg1fk
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Propaganda, Churchill on film, Christopher Bannister, Pocahontas Anne McElvoy on the 400th anniversary of the death of Pocahontas and a Churchill biopic.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Free Thinking
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08t4gdy
Saint-Saens, Quilter, Bach and Mahler Radio 3 New Generation Artists perform music by Saint-Saens, Quilter, Bach and Mahler.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, New Generation Artists
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07nm3lb
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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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Femi Temowo and the Engines Orchestra Soweto Kinch presents Femi Temowo and the Engines Orchestra in concert.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Jazz Now
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07jxrh4
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Wednesday - Rob Cowan with Simon Sebag Montefiore Proms Artist of the Day: pianist Martha Argerich, featured performing Ravel's Jeux d'eau.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Essential Classics, Honorary Members of the Royal Academy of Music, Deaths from...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07nmlyp
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Monday - Petroc Trelawny Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Breakfast, Cultural heritage, Elections, Heads of government, Alumni of the...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07pfc45
2016 Queen's Hall Series Steven Isserlis (cello), Robert Levin (fortepiano) in part one of a Beethoven residency.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Edinburgh International Festival, Geography terminology, Theatre, Hand...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07pfh59
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Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) Donald Macleod explores the Mendelssohns' honeymoon sketchbook.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Composer of the Week, University of Oxford, Types of musical groups,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07pj85d
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Thursday - Clemency Burton-Hill Clemency Burton-Hill presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, with listener requests.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Breakfast, Edinburgh Festival, United Kingdom, Island countries, Human rights...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07nml17
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Budapest Cafe Orchestra, Sally Beamish, Adam Swayne Sean Rafferty's guests include the Budapest Cafe Orchestra and composer Sally Beamish.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, In Tune, English composers, Buildings and structures in Westminster, NUTS 2...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07pj7xn
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Friday - Sarah Walker with Sally Phillips Including Proms Artist of the Day: Collegium Vocale Gent, featured in music by Purcell.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Essential Classics, Composers for cello, Honorary Members of the Royal...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07pfftm