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Commemorating Auschwitz

last sunday evening (26th january), 5.30-6.45pm, on bbc radio 3 

commemorating the liberation of auschwitz (in the words and music series) (with readings by henry goodman and maria friedman)

“We’ll hear poetry and prose about life and death at the most notorious Nazi concentration camp. We’ll hear from survivors like Primo Levi and Victor Frankl, who paint startling pictures of existence at Auschwitz; and from Anita Lasker-Wallfisch who played the cello in the Auschwitz Women’s Orchestra. She once played Schumann’s Träumerei for Dr Josef Mengele, who came to be known as ‘the angel of death’.”


FT: Jews Money Myth

thursday 16th may, 10.19-10.32pm, on bbc radio 3 

free thinking (presented by laurence scott) includes …

“New Generation Thinker Brendan McGeever is at the Pears Institute for the Study of Anti-Semitism at Birkbeck University London, which was involved in developing the exhibition Jews Money Myth running at the Jewish Museum London until July 7th 2019.”

including contributions from …

• rabbi julia neuberger 

brendan mcgeever, sociologist, pears institute for the study of antisemitism


Aaron Copland

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.

Sara Levy’s salon

this afternoon (sunday 4th), 2.00-3.00pm, on bbc radio 3
sara levy’s salon (presented by lucy skeaping) (in the the early music show series)

“Looking ahead to International Women’s Day, Lucie Skeaping talks to • Rebecca Cypess (of Rutgers University in New Jersey) about music played, collected and commissioned by the Jewish salon hostess Sara Levy (1761-1854), student of Wilhelm Friedemann Bach and great-aunt of Felix Mendelssohn.

Cotw: Alexander Zemlinsky

every afternoon this week (monday 20th to friday 24th), 12.00-1.00pm, on bbc radio 3 (repeated 6.30pm)
alexander zemlinsky (1871-1942) (presented by donald macleod) (in the composer of the week series)

“1. Ugly, beautiful: focuses on Zemlinsky’s turbulent early life in pre-war Vienna.”
“2. Alma Mahler: focuses on the tangled love affair between Zemlinsky and Alma Schindler. “
“3. The dream princess: focuses on Zemlinsky’s opera Gorge the Dreamer. “
“4. The Dwarf: Zemlinsky’s most painful musical self-portrait: his opera The Dwarf. “
“5. A new life cut short: the tragic tale of Zemlinsky’s last years spent in exile in America. “


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