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20020413

The series of portraits of NEW YORK by novelists, essayists and playwrights who live there continues with reflections by author Elena Lappin.

20020420

Another in the series of portraits of NEW YORK by novelists, essayists and playwrights who live there.

20020611

Mark Lowther visits the Palace of Versailles and the Centre of Baroque Music to find out about musical life there past and present.

20041105

Reflections on professional-amateur musical collaborations, and news about the BBC Concert Orchestra's current education and outreach programmes.

20050129

Peggy Reynolds tells the story of Marian Anderson, the American contralto who, fifty years ago this month, became the first black singer to perform at the Metropolitan Opera House.

20050430

The Concert Interval: In Anne Enright's commissioned story we find out about the odd goings-on during the interval of a production of Faust.

Read by Sorcha Cusack

20060112

Christopher Cook talks to Royal Ballet Director, Monica Mason, about choreographer Kenneth MacMillan and one of the key works during his time with the Company, Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring.

20070521

Petroc Trelawny considers the Bath Festival past and present and talks to its current artistic director Joanna MacGregor about her aims and ambitions for the future.

20080120

Judith Weir talks to Iain Burnside about her songs and the texts she likes to use.

20081004

Martin Handley explores the themes of Candide with its director and Christopher Bigsby, Professor of American Studies at UEA.

20110810

During the interval Louise Fryer welcomes Proms guests to the Radio 3 presenter's box, introduces music and poetry highlights from the Proms Plus Lates and looks forward to the week ahead.

Louise Fryer talks to Proms guests and looks forward to the week ahead.

18th-century Gardens19990619

Michael Symes considers how the moods and emotions of visitors to 18th-century landscape gardens were manipulated by the design of the buildings and the layout of the planting.

A Knight Of Peace20010331

Christopher Cook is joined by ecclesiologist Julian Litten as they examine the magnificent solid silver Edward VII memorial altar at Sandringham.

They also look at some earlier work by the altar's creators, Barkentin and Krall, formerly one of the world's leading silversmiths.

Patience Tomlinson (Margarete, the beautiful socialite).

A Necromancer In The Midst Of His Own Enchantment19990619

Natalie Wheen interviews William Christie in his idyllic garden in the Vendees.

Aciro's Song20060218

A specially commissioned short story by Ugandan writer Jackee Budesta Batanda.

Set in a refugee camp, Aciro anxiously awaits the return of her daughter who has gone foraging for food.

Balzac's Human Comedy19990720

On the bicentenary of Balzac's birth, biographer Graham Robb explains how the son of an administrator from Tours became one of FRANCE's literary giants.

Curtain Up20020622

Piers Burton Page joins the Royal Opera's annual weekend in which members of the public are helped by professionals to stage an operatic scene.

Everything's Ok20070812

By Daniela Crasnaru.

Bill Nighy reads this poignant short story by one of Romania's finest writers.

We join conductor Gheorghe Iliu on his international travels from concert to concert, when he receives a series of curious telegrams from his family back home.

Exit, Pursued By Vat Man20051203

Fay Weldon's specially commissioned story takes Hermione from A Winter's Tale and gives her a modern day dilemma no less dramatic than the original.

Gossip From Giggleswick19990710

Kenneth Shenton explores the correspondence between Elgar and his friend Charles William Buck, a YORKshire doctor.

For 50 years Buck shared the composer's disappointments and rejoiced in his triumphs.

Their friendship thrived as much on their mutual love of the outdoors as it did on their shared interest in music.

Gounod's Shakespeare20000226

David Charlton searches for the voices of Romeo and Juliet in 19th-century PARIS

Guru20050803

Ravi Shankar has symbolised Indian classical music in the West for more than half a century.

Dermot Clinch talks to the great sitarist as well as various collaborators and commentators.

Martin Parr20020601

`Martin Parr's BRISTOL'.

Photographer Martin Parr talks about the city in which he has lived since 1988 and discuses his latest project.

New York Stories20020406

`NEW YORK Stories'.

Novelists and essayists who live in NEW YORK consider the city they inhabit.

Egyptian writer Andre Aciman catches the bus on his favourite Manhattan route.

Programme Catalogue - Details: David Snell Trio19900106

Producer: M.

HOUSE

Next in series: HENZE THE EDUCATOR

Previous in series: BALLO IN MASCHEREA

Broadcast history

06 Jan 1990 20:20-20:40 (RADIO 2)

11 May 1991 20:20-20:40 (RADIO 2)

Recorded on 1989-12-18.

Programme Catalogue - Details: David Snell Trio19910511

First broadcast on 1990-01-06

Producer: M.

HOUSE

Next in series: HENZE THE EDUCATOR

Previous in series: BALLO IN MASCHEREA

Broadcast history

06 Jan 1990 20:20-20:40 (RADIO 2)

11 May 1991 20:20-20:40 (RADIO 2)

Recorded on 1989-12-18.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Henze The Educator19910114

Producer: C.

BENNETT

Next in series: STANLEY SADIE AND P.P.

NASH

Previous in series: DAVID SNELL TRIO

Broadcast history

14 Jan 1991 20:35-20:55 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-01-07.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Stanley Sadie And P.p. Nash19910714

Producer: P.

TAGNEY

Next in series: 04 July 1992

Previous in series: HENZE THE EDUCATOR

Broadcast history

14 Jul 1991 15:55-16:00 (RADIO 3)

Recorded on 1991-07-10.

Prom 220110716

During the Interval, Sean Rafferty finds out about the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, whose members have included Palestrina, Corelli and Rossini, introduces music and poetry highlights from the Proms Lates and looks forward to the week ahead in the Royal Albert Hall.

Sean Rafferty finds out about the Accademia di Santa Cecilia.

Proms Preview20110727

During the Interval Martin Handley welcomes Proms guests to the Radio 3 presenter's box, introduces music and poetry highlights from the Proms Lates and looks forward to the week ahead.

Martin Handley welcomes guests and introduces highlights from the Proms Lates.

Proms Preview20110803

During the Interval Andrew McGregor welcomes Proms guests to the Radio 3 presenter's box, introduces music and poetry highlights from the Proms Lates and looks forward to the week ahead.

Andrew McGregor introduces music and poetry highlights from the Proms Lates.

Proms Preview20110816

During the interval Martin Handley talks to Rob Cowan about the great Russian-American conductor Serge Koussevitzky.

Music critic Edward Seckerson looks at the week ahead at the Proms and there's a chance to hear jazz and poetry from some of the exciting new talents appearing in Proms Plus Lates.

Martin Handley talks to Rob Cowan about Russian-American conductor Serge Koussevitzky.

Proms Preview20110824

During the Interval Louise Fryer welcomes Proms guests to the Radio 3 presenter's box, introduces music and poetry highlights from the Proms Plus Lates and looks forward to the week ahead.

Louise Fryer presents guests and highlights from the Proms Plus Lates series.

Proms Preview20110829

During the Interval Suzy Klein welcomes Proms guests to the Radio 3 presenter's box, introduces music and poetry highlights from the Proms Lates and looks forward to the week ahead.

Suzy Klein welcomes guests and introduces music and poetry from the Proms Lates.

Proms Preview20110907

During the Interval Katie Derham welcomes Proms guests to the Radio 3 presenter's box, introduces music and poetry highlights from the Proms Plus Lates and looks back at the 2011 Proms season.

Katie Derham welcomes Proms guests to the presenter's box, and reviews the 2011 season.

Shakespeare: The Invention Of The Human20020406

Julian Evans talks to American scholar Harold Bloom about the character of Shakespeare's Falstaff, a subject he dealt with in his book `Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human'.

Singers' Round Table20060429

Henry Fogel is joined by tonight's stars Ben Heppner and Karita Mattila to talk about Lohengrin.

The Beat Hotel20020216

`The Beat Hotel'.

Michael Goldfarb reads from Barry Miles's book `The Beat Hotel', about the arrival in PARIS of poets and writers from American's Beat Movement.

The Last Communard20060408

He fired the last shot, on the last barricade, on the last day of the tragic Paris Commune, or did he?

Chris Dolan and Gavin Bowd unravel the true tale of unlikely Socialist hero Adrien Lejeune and visit his martyr's grave in Père Lachaise cemetery.

02Cecily Brown20030118

NEW YORK Artists in Their Studios.

2: Tim Marlow talks to young British figurative painter Cecily Brown.

02From Napoleon To The 1848 Revolutions20070310

For many, the history of opera conjures up great composers, works and singers.

But Snowman, who is writing a book about the social history of opera, suggests it also has a less familiar story: of patronage, money, audiences, architecture, and political, technological and social change.

He examines the impact of the French Revolution and Napoleonic wars on the emerging opera 'business'.

03Opera In The Age Of Verdi And Wagner20070317

He examines how opera and its superstars became big business.