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Ian McMillan's Dylan Thomas FAQ

Poet and broadcaster Ian McMillan, presenter of Radio 3's weekly 'cabaret of the word' The Verb, answers ten questions about the great poet, who would have been 100 this year. Lots more about Thomas, including poems to listen to and a video about his London haunts, on the Radio 3 web site.

BBC Radio 3 5 years ago

12 Ravel Superfans

Of course we’re all Ravel mad here at Radio 3. But you might be interested to hear that there’s quite a few Ravel-nuts out there. Here, from our Desert Island Discs and Private Passions archive, are a few of those who love him too.

BBC Radio 3 5 years ago

Nine Things You Didn't Know You Knew About Maurice Ravel

It's Ravel's birthday. And #RavelDay on BBC Radio 3. Dozens of programmes, short docs and videos about the man plus a wealth of music to listen to on the Radio 3 web site.

BBC Radio 3 5 years ago
BBC Radio 3 5 years ago

The Top Five Live Concerts On The Radio 3 Web Site This Week

600 concerts per year. About 400 of them live. A silver BBC Outside Broadcast truck on the road seven days per week. Every one of these concerts streamed on the Radio 3 web site, of course. Here are the top five online listens from the last week's Radio 3 concerts.

BBC Radio 3 5 years ago

The 13 Most Popular Posts On The BBC Radio 3 Tumblr

The BBC's picture archive is called Elvis. Nobody knows why. It's awesome. There are over three million photographs in there, from the whole ninety-year history of the Corporation, and lots of them have literally never been seen. We post gorgeous and strange and fascinating pictures from Elvis on the Radio 3 Tumblr a couple of times per week.

BBC Radio 3 5 years ago

Twenty Essential Works By Britain's Greatest Composer

Benjamin Britten was a twentieth Century musical giant. He'd have been 100 years old this year so Radio 3 spent the weekend in Suffolk celebrating his centenary. Twenty works by the composer were performed by choirs, ensembles and soloists including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Kuss Quartet, Alan Oke, Ben Johnson, Ensemble 360 and hundreds of voices, from local groups and professional choirs like the BBC Singers. It was spectacular. Listen to all the works performed, in full, on the Radio 3 web site.

BBC Radio 3 5 years ago

13 Terrifying Things We Learnt At Free Thinking

Free Thinking Is Radio 3's festival of ideas, held at Sage Gateshead in October 2013. Listen to all the debates and talks on the Radio 3 web site.

BBC Radio 3 5 years ago