With Martin Handley. At 8.30 a Poem for Today, in which a contemporary poet reads a recent work.
With Suzy Klein , who looks back 200 years with guest Marshall Marcus , head of music at London's Southbank Centre, to explore some of the musical and cultural events of 1809. With works by Haydn, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Spohr and Paganini. EMAIL: email@example.com
Michael Berkeley 's guest is GP and medical journalist James Le Fanu , author of The Rise and Fall of Modern Medicine (1999), and the recent Why Us? - How Science Rediscovered the Mysteries of Ourselves, in which he argues that Darwinism does not necessarily provide all the answers to human existence. With music by Byrd, Bach, Beethoven, Schumann, Franck, Shostakovich, Janis Joplin and Haydn.
Catherine Bott travels high into the Apennines to the ancient Italian city of Palestrina to discover more about its most famous son, prolific 16th-century composer Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, who had a vast influence on the development of Roman
Catholic church music but whose personal profile remains something of a mystery, producer Sam Phillips
Chi-chi Nwanoku presents listeners' favourites. ADDRESS: Radio Requests, BBC Wales, CF5 2YO
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Wednesday's service from Lincoln Cathedral.
Introit: Psallite Domino (Byrd). Responses: Lloyd. Office Hymn: Eternal Monarch, King Most High (Aurora Lucis ). Psalms: 15,24 (Kelway, Barnby). First Lesson: 2 Samuel 23, vv1-5. Magnificat
(Finzi). Second Lesson: Colossians 2, vv20-end;
3, vv1-4. Nunc Dimittis (Hoist). Anthem: Viri Galilaei (Patrick Gowers ). Final Hymn: See the Conqueror Mounts in Triumph (In Babilone). Organ Voluntary: Transports de joie (Messiaen). Director of music Aric Prentice. Sub-organist Charles Harrison. Assistant organist Benjamin Chewter.
Sibelius: The Swan of Tuonela, and Night Ride and Sunrise. Stephen Johnson is joined by the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Petri Sakari for an exploration of one of Sibelius's most gripping tone poems, Night Ride and Sunrise, and The Swan of Tuonela, the most famous part of the composer's Lemminkainen Suite.
Music producer Adrian Peacock talks to Aled Jones about the challenges of recording choirs, and introduces some of his favourite choral recordings. Plus an update on some of the groups that took part in Radio 3's Wings project this month.
By Steve Chambers. In the last years of the 18th century, as revolution raged in France, feminist writer and radical pamphleteer Mary Wollstonecraft embarked alone on a journey to the wilds of Scandinavia to recover her husband's lost treasure ship. But her brilliant triumph failed to recover the thing she wanted most of all. Music by Martin Kiszko.
Producer Andy Cartwright ; Director Dave Sheasby
The final instalment of Letters to Mary is on Radio 4 at 10.45pm
Vhat would Philip Larkin (1922-85) have o say to a poet from one of the working-class estates he thought would destroy England, and to a bourgeois woman who writes about motherhood? Poets Paul Farley and Kate Clanchy , born within days of one another in 1965, nine months after the publication of Larkin's The
Whitsun Weddings, travel across Britain retracing some of Larkin's train-inspired poetic journeys and assess what remains of Larkin's England.
With readings of The Whitsun Weddings, Dockery and Son, Friday Night at the Royal Station Hotel and Here. Producer Aasiya Lodhi
Do Not Go Gentle. Barbara Jefford and Neville Jason explore the theme of old age, with readings from Shakespeare, Yeats, Browing, Dylan Thomas , Roger McGough and Dannie Abse , and music by Verdi, Mahler, Richard Strauss , Beethoven, Ravel and Jerome Kern. Producer Philippa Ritchie EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Kevin LeGendre presents a concert by internationally recognised drummer, percussionist and composer Asaf Sirkis , together with his new trio featuring Greek guitarist Tassos Spiliotopoulos and Israeli bassist Yaron Stavi , recorded at Swansea Jazzland. Producer Keith Loxam
Roussel Trio for flute, viola and cello, Op 40
1.17 Messiaen Theme et variations 1.27 Dvorak Eight Love Songs, Op 83 (excerpts) 1.40 Brahms Trio in E flat for horn, violin and piano, Op 40
2.08 Ravel L'heure espagnole 3.00 Tanev
Piano Sonata 3.19 Zagorschl Suite for oboe and piano
3.25 Shostakovich Symphony No 5 4.14 Tchalkovsky Russian Rustic Scene, Op 59 (Dumka) 4.25 Vivaldi Concerto in G, RV151 (Alia Rustica) 4.29 Palestrina Fundamenta ejus 4.35 Mozart Piano Trio in G, K564
4.50 Verhulst Overture: Gijsbrecht van Aemstel, Op 3
5.00 Handel Oboe Sonata in B flat, HWV357
5.06 Bach Harpsichord Concerto No 4 in A, BWV1055
5.21 Ferrabosco Pavan and Fantasie 5.28 Haydn
Piano Trio in C, H XV 27 5.46 Verhulst Herinnering, Op 26 No 12; Minneliedje, Op 27 No 9 5.51 Weber Andante and Rondo Ungarese, Op 35 6.01 Suk
Serenade in E flat, Op 6 6.30 Grieg Lyric Pieces, Book 3, Op 43 6.45 Stenhammar The People of Nifelhem