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16:30 - 17:30

Sean Rafferty presents a selection of music and guests from the arts world.

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17:30 Opera on 3

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RADIO 3 PRESENTERS' BEETHOVEN EXPERIENCES

Radio 3 presenters from across the network recommend their favourite Beethoven pieces and talk about the associations that his music conjures up for them...

    Catherine Bott
    Catherine Bott

    'I discovered the Quartet from Fidelio when I was the same age as Marzelline'
    Catherine co-presents The Early Music Show

    Julian Joseph
    Julian Joseph

    'In jazz, as we'd say, he's a bad cat!'
    Julian presents Jazz Legends and (sometimes) Jazz Line-Up

    Brian Kay
    Brian Kay

    'I can still recall the impact of hearing Eroica for the first time'
    Brian presents Brian Kay's Light Programme and 3 For All

    Isabel Hilton
    Isabel Hilton

    'In the seventies, when I was a student in China, the Chinese government launched an anti Beethoven campaign'
    Isabel Hilton presents Nightwaves

    Geoffrey Smith
    Geoffrey Smith

    'When the real Beethoven experience arrives, it's unforgettable'
    Geoffrey presents Jazz Record Requests

    Ian McMillan
    Ian McMillan

    'My most memorable 9th Symphony was somewhere in Edinburgh at the Fringe'
    Ian McMillan presents The Verb

    Paul Allen
    Paul Allen

    'It's Beethoven the great Romantic that I cherish''
    Paul Allen presents Nightwaves

    Andrew McGregor
    Andrew McGregor

    'Beethoven's greatest music should disturb you emotionally at some deep level'
    Andrew presents CD Review and Performance on 3

    Tom Service

    "...an unresolved tension between the complexities and mundanities of the world and a striving for something beyond our experience..."

    Tom Service presents Music Matters

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