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Composer of the Week

Soviet Russia (1917-1953)

Episode 3: Soviet Symphonica: Miaskovsky and Popov

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Radio 3

Donald Macleod speaks to Russian music expert Marina Frolova-Walker about two giants of the Soviet symphony - Nikolai Myaskovsky and Gavriil Popov. Show more

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Russian Revolutionaries

Episode 2: Breaking Free: A Century of Russian Culture - Russian Revolutionaries. Alexei Volodin

Duration: 58 minutes

on BBC Radio 3

Alexei Volodin (piano) in concert at LSO St Luke's in London. Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet Before Parting. Medtner: Fairy Tale, Op 35 No 4. Rachmaninov: Fragments; Piano Sonata No 1. Show more

Free Thinking

Soviet Histories. Part of Breaking Free: A Century of Russian Culture

Duration: 45 minutes

on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Svetlana Alexievich speaks on oral history told by Russian women in World War Two, and Stephen Kotkin on Stalin. Rana Mitter sees a musical depicting Soviet hipsters and hippies. Show more


Rana Mitter
Interviewed Guest:
Svetlana Alexievich
Interviewed Guest:
Stephen Kotkin
Interviewed Guest:
Juliane Furst

The Essay

Ten Artists that Shook the World

Episode 3: 3 Nijinsky

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Former ballerina Deborah Bull looks at the impact of Nijinsky's revolutionary ballet, The Rite of Spring, which in dance terms, pre-empted events in October 1917 by several years. Show more

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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