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Classical music, jazz, world, drama, documentaries and features from the @BBC. Download the free @BBCSounds app for music, podcasts and live radio...

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R3 Through the Night: six hours of @EBU_HQ  concerts & recordings every night, starting tonight with Beethoven from Hannover @lars_vogt  via @ndr  DEListen at 00.30 or here @BBCSounds  any time for 30 days afterwards.

In The Essay this week, Kenneth Steven visits five Scottish islands & writes a poem about each. The series starts tonight in #Mingulay  in the Outer#Hebrides . Listen at 10.45pm or later on @BBCSounds  📻 @MarkWRickards  @BBCArtsPR  @bbcarts  @BBCScotland 

Rain is forecast this week. Good news for gardeners - and handy for this week's #BreakfastSingalong , too. But will it rain at 8.55am on Friday? #SinginInTheRain  lyrics 👉

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Every day on Essential Classics you'll hear part of a symphony from the archive of performances by the BBC ensembles, then you can listen to the whole symphony on the @BBCArchive  web site. It's an extraordinary collection of recordings #cultureinquarantine 

🎧 @Rob_Luft  and @DuniElina  recorded this song a few weeks ago, in lockdown. Times are changing fast, but this song may still be what you need to hear today. #HomeSessions  @BBCInTune 

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James Baldwin was born on this day in 1924. This 45-minute documentary about the author and activist is an essential 2019 listen. It features @Okwonga , @MitchSJackson , Hilton Als, Imani Robinson, Robert Reid-Pharr and Magdalena Zaborowska. #OTD 

"Nothing has really mattered after Belsen..." A remarkable 1966 interview with Dirk Bogarde about his social conscience.

In ordinary circumstances we might hesitate to post a comedy sketch in tribute to a revered artist who has died. Seems like the right thing to do here, though. André Previn, 6 April 1929 - 28 February 2019

"Even if we found a complete theory of the universe, it wouldn't remove the need for music" - #StephenHawking 

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This afternoon we recorded the charming @twhiddleston  for Words&Music - listen out on Sunday 22nd Feb at 5:30pm

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Chris Watson recorded birds that not only spoke fluent aeroplane, but learned to do so from previous generations.

In Words&Music this week, @twhiddleston  & Eleanor Bron read texts on memory. Here's a trail:

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Yes, it's @neilhimself , live in concert with the @BBCSO  and David Tenant is Neil's very special guest for this splendid Christmas treat. Listen on @BBCSounds  on 23 December.

Birds on the Island of Coll not only learned to imitate an old aeroplane - they passed the knowledge down the generations, too. #WhyMusic 

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