Thursday with Suzy Klein - Joyce DiDonato, Junk Telegrams, Debussy's Reverie
Suzy Klein presents potential companion pieces for a popular piece of music, plus mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato lists her influences and inspirations.
Suzy Klein with Essential Classics - the best in classical music.
0930 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist. Today we are in the dreamy world of Debussy's 'Reverie'.
Other music in the programme includes Mozart's First Symphony, Schubert's Variations on an original theme D.813 played by Steven Osborne and Paul Lewis, and a waltz sequence from Richard Strauss's Rosenkavalier.
1010 Time Traveller - A quirky slice of cultural history. Today Matthew Sweet looks at the history of junk mail.
1050 Each day this week the world-famous mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato reveals the people, places and ideas that have inspired her throughout her life and illustrious career. Joyce leads the cast in the UK premiere of Jake Heggie's powerful opera about the American justice system and capital punishment, "Dead Man Walking", which is broadcast on Radio 3 on Saturday 26th May.