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Words and Music

on BBC Radio 3

A sequence of poetry and music inspired by the world as seen from a great height. Featuring musical evocations by Sibelius, Strauss and Liszt, and poems by Shelley and Petrarch. Readings from the works of Ted Hughes ,
Pablo Neruda and ee cummings describe the world of birds in flight, with music by Haydn,
Honegger and George Benjamin. The readers are Anton Lesser and Lesley Sharp. EMAIL:
For details of the music and verse heard in this programme, visit music


Ted Hughes
Pablo Neruda
George Benjamin.
Anton Lesser
Lesley Sharp.

BBC Radio 3

About BBC Radio 3

Live music and the arts: broadcasts more live music than any other radio network. Classical music is its core. Genres include world and new music, jazz, speech and drama.

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