last wednesday morning (28th august), 9.00-9.30am (repeated 9.30pm), on bbc radio 4
we travel with songs (presented by roderick williams) (in the a singer’s guide to britain series) includes …
“Roderick Williams … hears about the singing legacies of the Jewish East End.”
including contributions from …
• historian and broadcaster alan dein, compiler of yiddisher jazz compilation music is the most beautiful language in the world
four afternoons this week (monday 31st and wednesday 2nd to friday 4th), 12.00-1.00pm, on bbc radio 3
george gershwin (1898-1937) (presented by donald mcleod) (in the composer of the week series)
1. Gershwin’s early life and love of the piano.
2. Gershwin and jazz.
3. Gershwin’s excursions in the concert hall.
4. Gershwin’s final years.
tomorrow night (sunday 26th), 12.00-1.00am, on bbc radio 3
bernstein 100 (presented by geoffrey smith) (in the geoffrey smith’s jazz series)
“On the centenary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth, Geoffrey Smith salutes his contributions to the jazz repertoire, with performances from such Bernstein classics as West Side Story by the likes of Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, Tony Bennett, and Sarah Vaughan.”