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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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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
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Henry VIII William Shakespeare and John Fletcher's history play depicting the life of Henry VIII.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Drama on 3, Crimes, Virtue, Treason, Royal titles, Religious belief and...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00js7zb
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Featuring one of the string quartets that caused Haydn to declare Mozart 'the greatest'.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Composer of the Week
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b093p7wt
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
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The Mabinogion Revisited Professor Sioned Davies introduces the early medieval Welsh tales of the Mabinogion.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, The Essay, Folklore, Welsh literature, Medieval Welsh literature, Wales, Oral...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b082kd7n
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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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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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Prom 75: Last Night of the Proms From the Royal Albert Hall in London, the Last Night of the 2016 Proms.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, BBC Proms 2016, BBC music, English classical pianists, British choirs, Members...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b086t6dv
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) Donald Macleod explores the Mendelssohns' honeymoon sketchbook.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Composer of the Week
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07pj85d
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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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British Film Comedians Columnist and historian Simon Heffer on the life and work of comic actor Tony Hancock.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, The Essay, Social classes, English radio actors, British culture, British stage...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05qfqfr
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Nick Luscombe with Jennifer Walshe Nick Luscombe is joined by Irish composer and vocalist Jennifer Walshe.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Late Junction, Eroge, Folklore, Spirituality, Emotion, Psychology, Masculine...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07xhy9q
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The Physicists By Friedrich Durrenmatt. Classic European 1960s farce about three deluded scientists.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Drama on 3, Legal professions, Political terminology, National security,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01pyfr9
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Topics: Radio Program, Knights Bachelor, Commanders of the Order of the British Empire, Dames Commander of...
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2016 An All-Mozart Prom, featuring Per questa bella mano; Clarinet Concerto in A; Requiem.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, BBC Proms, Types of musical groups, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Orchestras,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07pjdq4
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
Henry Purcell (1659-1695) Donald Macleod looks at the importance of publishing to the spread of Purcell's music.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Composer of the Week
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b094t222
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Topics: Radio Program, Edward Blore buildings, Early Modern period, Printing, Feudalism, David, Men's...
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Topics: Radio Program, Types of musical groups, Composers for piano, Orchestras, Death customs, Broadcasting
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Topics: Radio Program, Scandinavia, Types of musical groups, Swedish language, Literary characters, Member...
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Colin Matthews and Philip Glass Ivan Hewett talks to composer Colin Matthews and introduces music by Philip Glass.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Hear and Now, English composers, Dark matter, Galaxies, Academics of the...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07qbh33
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Puccini Riccardo Chailly conducts the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra in music by Puccini.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Recital, Types of musical groups, Cancer deaths in New York, Classical period...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b086kzjd
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Beneath the Waves Matthew Sweet presents a selection of underwater film music.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Sound of Cinema, Science Fiction Hall of Fame inductees, American composers,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b091syyc
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Topics: Radio Program, Christmas traditions, Christmas decorations, 2nd millennium, Jewish mythology,...
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Topics: Radio Program, Fellows of the Royal Society, BBC, Members of the Parliament of Great Britain for...
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Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959) Donald Macleod on how fame and fortune gave Villa-Lobos a steady stream of commissions.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Composer of the Week
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07mwnxs
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The Tidebreak By David Constantine. Three lyrical, linked tales set on the sea defences of Morecambe Bay
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Drama on 3, Tables (furniture), Parks, Garden features, Foods, Outdoor...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b084vqgb
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Friday - Rob Cowan with Wendy Cope Artist of the Week: Giuseppe Sinopoli, featured conducting Liszt's A Faust Symphony.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Essential Classics, London orchestras, English conductors (music), Types of...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08mdhbt
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Andromache By Jean Racine. With Tanya Moodie as Andromache and Joel MacCormack as Orestes.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Drama on 3, Trojans, Greek mythology, Marriage, American post-grunge musical...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08bbghs
Henry Purcell (1659-1695) Donald Macleod explores the sacred music of English composer Henry Purcell.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Composer of the Week, Edward Blore buildings, Royal Peculiars, Commanders of...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b094t14c
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Latvian Chamber Choir, Campra, Stanford Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces a rediscovered masterpiece from Charles Villiers Stanford.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Choir and Organ, German conductors (music), American writers, American rock...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b095t77q
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Six Nations Reserve Mary Ann Kennedy visits the Six Nations Reserve in Canada to explore its indigenous music.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Canada 150
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08w6fmj
Henry Purcell (1659-1695) Donald Macleod explores Henry Purcell's works for the stage.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Composer of the Week, Alumni of Trinity College, Cambridge, Knights of the...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09529tm
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Verity Sharp Verity Sharp features a Pennines reservoir, the Italian Renaissance and experimental TV.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Late Junction, American singer-songwriters, Singers from California, Group...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08sqvws
Why Music? The Key to Memory Alyn Shipton presents listeners' requests on the theme of memory and jazz.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Jazz Record Requests, Columbia Records artists, Capitol Records artists, RCA...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b097s92r
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Live from the Met Live from the Metropolitan Opera, New York, a performance of Alfano's Cyrano de Bergerac.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Opera on 3, Love, Types of musical groups, 2nd millennium, Légion d'honneur...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08ny5jt
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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
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Breaking Free: A Patriot for Me An adaptation of John Osborne's landmark play, which was originally banned in 1965.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Drama on 3, Tobacciana, Containers, Fashion accessories, Middle Ages, Love,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05xq4rq
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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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Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) Donald Macleod focuses on the Mahlers' working honeymoon in Moscow.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Composer of the Week, Demography, Family, Marriage, Theatre, Earth, Geography,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08vyj6r
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My Own Life Joss Ackland and Ken Stott read the final works of Oliver Sacks and David Hume.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Drama on 3, Alumni of the University of Edinburgh, Academics of the University...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08slgl6
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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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Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) Donald Macleod explores the artistic results of Mendelssohn's visit to Scotland.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Composer of the Week
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07pj858
Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881) A pair of masterpieces refracted through the eyes of two very different composers.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Composer of the Week
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b095qsjk
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, BBC music, American science fiction writers, American poets, Orchestras,...
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13/08/2016 Alyn Shipton's selection of requests includes music from clarinettist Edmond Hall.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Jazz Record Requests
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07nm5w7
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2017 BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and conductor John Wilson perform Holst's The Planets.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, BBC Proms, Musical quintets, American metalcore musical groups, English poets,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08yrwgh
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Canaletto at the Queen's Gallery Canaletto paintings in the context of Venetian music of the period.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, The Early Music Show, 2nd millennium, Venice, Royal Collection of the United...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08v8p71
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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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Rain Alice Oswald reads her poem Rain, inspired by dramatic flooding in Romford in Essex.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Between the Ears, Architectural elements, Structural system, Optical spectrum,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0831955
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Macbeth A new production of Shakespeare's dark tragedy about ambition for power.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Drama on 3, Best Drama Picture Golden Globe winners, Thoroughbred racehorses,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05vh239
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A Clockwork Orange New version of Anthony Burgess's dystopian classic, with music, recorded live in Hull.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Drama on 3, Obscenity controversies, Thoroughbred racehorses, Areas of London,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b096gfy0
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Why Music? The Key to Memory Soprano Lesley Garrett presents her personal selection of music from Wellcome Collection.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Saturday Classics, Commanders of the Order of the British Empire, Musicals...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b097s92m
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
Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881) Donald Macleod explores Pictures from an Exhibition, in its original piano version.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Composer of the Week, Architectural design, Folklore, Literary characters,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b095qbpy
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2016 Richard Egarr conducts the Academy of Ancient Music in music by Handel, Purcell and Bach.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, BBC Proms, Visitor attractions in Westminster, Coronation, Engineering,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07sxv6j
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Pavel Haas Quartet - Live from Wigmore Hall: Stravinsky, Ravel, Dvorak Live from Wigmore Hall, Pavel Haas Quartet play music by Stravinsky, Ravel and Dvorak.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Radio 3 in Concert, Types of musical groups, Musical quintets, Buildings and...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b097rxvn
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Topics: Radio Program, Orchestras, Types of musical groups, Guitars, Philosophical terminology, Metaphysics
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Thursday with Rob Cowan - Indecent Exposure of an Australian Mermaid, Adam's Short Ride in a Fast Machine, Derren Brown Guest Derren Brown reveals the cultural influences that have shaped him.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Essential Classics, English composers, Alumni of the Royal Academy of Music,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0978fnc
Edinburgh 70 Pianist Jorge Bolet plays Brahms, Liszt and Weber-Godowsky in this vintage 1980 concert.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert, Slang, Education
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b090v7qd
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2017 The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in Handel's Israel in Egypt.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, BBC Proms, Buildings and structures in Westminster, 2nd millennium, Centuries,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08zdlhv
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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Fiona Talkington Fiona Talkington selects new congotronics, British improv and Lithuanian sound art.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Late Junction
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08zdv2d
Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881) The tortured history of the two operas Mussorgsky called Boris Godunov.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Composer of the Week
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b095ql4j
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Topics: Radio Program, Emotion, Family, Feeling, Emotions, Law enforcement, Security, Women, Feudalism,...
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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
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Topics: Radio Program, Types of musical groups, Classical period (music), 2nd millennium, Hippie movement,...
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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
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Michael Chance, Anna Bonitatibus and Paul Nilon, Michael Tilson Thomas, Tamsin Waley-Cohen and Huw Watkins Sean Rafferty's guests include Michael Tilson Thomas, Tamsin Waley-Cohen and Huw Watkins.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, In Tune, British performers of early music, American classical pianists, Jewish...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08slwdf
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BBC Philharmonic - Elgar, Walton, Bizet, Debussy Jac van Steen conducts the BBC Philharmonic in music by Elgar, Walton, Bizet and Debussy.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Radio 3 in Concert
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08mdl6z