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CULTURE FILE WEEKLY Culture File continues its oral history of the scents of the 20th Century, with perfume blogger, Odette Toilette, uncorking and sniffing the signature smells of the decades, from simple floral essences to talismanic brands and sumptuous bottles. Presented by Luke Clancy. (2 of 3)
GREAT MOMENTS IN CLASSICAL MUSIC Duke Ellington was one of the twentieth century's most creative and innovative musicians. Recognisable onstage as a sharp-suited showman, every inch the charming performer, in his private life he was deeply religious, with a profound knowledge of the Bible. A cathedral commission from the early 1960s allowed him to bring together both sides of his personality; his First Sacred Concert is a musical meditation on Christian faith that calls for everything from jazz big band and choir through to vocal soloists - and even a tap dancer! Join Sandy Burnett as he dips into this remarkable score.
THE LYRIC CONCERT WITH PAUL HERRIOTT Paul Herriott dips into many of the great festivals from around Europe and tonight is no exception as he brings us a wonderful concert from the Schubertiade in the Angelika Kauffmann Hall, Schwarzenberg where soprano Diana Damrau sings a selection of Schubert Lieder.
THE BLUE OF THE NIGHT WITH CARL CORCORAN Acallam na Senórach is a setting by English composer Tarik O'Regan of a 12th Century text about the Fianna warriors Caílte mac Rónán and Oisín, nephew of legendary Fionn Mac Cumhaill. O'Regan adapted the narrative into a one-hour musical setting for solo guitar and chorus which was commissioned and recorded by Chamber Choir Ireland along with guitarist Stewart French. It's under the Blue spotlight all this week.
JAZZ ALLEY Big Band Session: Featuring the Ron Carter Big Band and Carter's compositions, recently recorded with the WDR Big Band.
GRACE NOTES Seamus Begley has West Kerry music in his veins. A former farmer, who preferred his music to his cows, he is now touring the world with his glorious voice, which Martin Hayes described as 'the voice of an angel'. His new album of songs is a delight, and on tonight's programme he chats with Ellen about his life in music.