this afternoon (monday 22nd), 12.32-12.47pm (repeated 6.32pm), on bbc world service radio
outlook (presented by jo fidgen) includes …
“Lipa Schmeltzer has been called the Jewish Lady Gaga. That’s because Lipa’s style of traditional singing is filled with pop flair. He grew up in a Hasidic Jewish family in upstate New York, without much influence from the outside world. His father was a Holocaust survivor and wanted Lipa to become a rabbi.
But the pull of music proved too strong for Lipa. First he was involved with the traditional singing of his community, and then found pop when he heard it for the first time on the radio aged 20.
Colm Flynn went to meet him.”
this afternoon (wednesday 27th), 2.20-2.25pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by razia iqbal) includes …
“The community in Rockland County that you’re referring to right now is an Orthodox Jewish community that has a very low rate of vaccinations of their children … it happened also in New York City among their civic Jewish population.”
including interview with …
• anthony fauci, director, national institute of allergy and infectious diseases, maryland
last monday morning (11th march), 5.45-5.49am, on bbc radio 2
pause for thought by rabbi jeff berger
“Compassion and forgiveness: ’We each have a choice how to react when things don’t go as planned’.”
(if you missed it, available at https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p073cy5x)
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 afternoon (saturday 25th), 12.15-1.00pm (repeated 10.00pm monday), on bbc radio 3
bernstein 100 (presented by tom service) (in the music matters series)
“Tom Service travels to New York City to discover Bernstein’s musical and social legacy, visiting key places where Bernstein lived and worked, and uncovering the modern-day musicians, institutions and ensembles who are working towards goals he championed as a musician, communicator and humanitarian.
Including interviews with • his daughter Jamie Bernstein, New York Philharmonic CEO • Deborah Borda, and conductors • Michael Tilson Thomas and • Joshua Weilerstein.”
monday 30th april to friday 4th may, 12.00-1.00pm, on bbc radio 3
aaron copland (1900-1990) (presented by david macloed) (5 episodes, in the composer of the week series)
“Aaron Copland is the composer who, more than any other, defined the sound of American classical music. Copland’s life spanned every decade of the 20th Century.
this evening (thursday 7th), 6.33-6.47pm, on bbc world service radio (repeated from 12.33pm)
outlook (presented by matthew bannister) includes …