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Vasily Grossman

28th october 2005, 4.30-5.00pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated december 2015 on radio 4 extra)
vasily grossman (presented by francine stock, with gillian slovo and author anthony beevor) (in the great lives series)
(permanently available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00glwqm#play or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0076vcr#play)

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Mieczyslaw Weinberg: Composer of the week

monday to friday afternoons (2nd to 6th june), 12.00-1.00pm, on bbc radio 3 (repeated 6.30pm)
mieczyslaw weinberg (1919-1996) “the greatest composer you’ve probably never heard of” (in the composer of the week series)

“Over the past seven decades, Composer of the Week has delved into just about every major composer in classical music, and plenty of less well-known ones too. As the programme reached its 70th birthday last year, Donald Macleod challenged listeners to come up with the name of a deserving composer who had never previously been featured.
Suggestions flooded in, over four-and-a-half-thousand of them, and of these, more than 20 made the case for an obscure Soviet composer of Polish-Jewish origin, Mieczyslaw Weinberg.
Weinberg’s music is well represented on CD, and as Donald heard more and more of it, his astonishment that he hadn’t come across it before grew commensurately. So all this week, Donald Macleod explores the life and work of Mieczyslaw Weinberg, in the company of writer, broadcaster and champion of unjustly neglected composers, Martin Anderson.”

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