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Inspired by Myth

Orpheus was the great musician of Greek myth. When he played his lyre, he could command all nature. He was music-maker to Jason and the Argonauts and at the centre of a religious cult. But the best known story is about what happens when Eurydice. Orpheus's true love, dies from a snake bite. Orpheus goes in search of her, charms the keepers of the underworld with his music and brings her back to life only to lose her again with a backward glance. It is a tragic journey which has inspired generations of composers. Oliver Taplin is joined by opera director
David Freeman to discuss the ways this tale has been realised in music, from Monteverdi's opera to Camus's film Black Orpheus. Producer Susan Marling
BBC Radio 3

Night Waves

Paul Allen profiles the cult Japanese writer, director and performer Takeshi "Beat"
Kitano and discusses his new film Brother.
BBC Radio 3

Night Waves

Patrick Wright talks to Irish poet Paul Durcan about his new collection of poems, Cries of an Irish Caveman, and sees the new film from Terry Zwiggoff , who follows up his portrait of cult comic book artist Robert Crumb with Ghost
World, based on the underground comic book of the same name.






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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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