1/3. Vintage BBC recordings of Beethoven's first three symphonies, conducted respectively by Roger Norrington , Otto Klemperer and Simon Rattle. Their interpretations are discussed by Charles Hazlewood , American conductor Marin Alsop and broadcaster Rob Cowan. Symphonies four to six are next Saturday. Radio 3's week-long Beethoven Experience begins tomorrow at 9am, while on Friday Beethoven is at 9pm on BBC2 and Beethoven Uncovered is at 10pm on BBC4
Sixty years ago, postwar Europe was seen as a dirty, chaotic place where you couldn't drink the water. Now Brits dream of restoring crumbling chateaux in rural France - so what happened to change our minds? Contributors include David Aaronovitch and Kenneth Clarke.
The Godfather of Soul is joined by a 19-piece band for a funk-fuelled gig at LSO St Luke's in east London. Hits include Papa's Got a Brand New Bag, It's a Man's Man's Man's World, I Feel
Good and Sex Machine.
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