Florian Uhlig, Richard Tunnicliffe, Alexander Hawkins, Baroque Poetry: Dryden
Sean Rafferty presents live music from pianist Florian Uhlig who is touring the UK as part of his ongoing project to record the complete Schumann piano works.
Cellist Richard Tunnicliffe, praised for the 'spiritual quality' of his playing, also performs live and talks to Sean about the particular magic of Bach's Cello Suites.
Plus an exclusive sneak preview of jazz pianist Alexander Hawkins' new composition, a BBC commission for Baroque Spring to be played in full on Jazz on 3 this evening. Alexander tells Sean about how he created a work that explores parallels between the two genres.
Also today, as part of BBC Radio 3's Baroque Spring season celebrating Baroque music and culture, actor Dominic West (The Wire, The Hour) reads poetry from the period at 5.30.
Today: Happy the Man by John Dryden
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