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Palindrome week is on Vlad’s radar as we pop into this very curious commemoration of things that read the same forwards and back. On the eve of Palindrome Day 2019 (which is September 10 in month-day-year order, 9-10-19), we’ll see how palindromes work in music, and find out who has used them in their compositions. Featuring music by our recent Vox Nostra guest Johann Kaspar Fischer, and including a musical palindrome from J. S. Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, we’ll head into palindrome-land and be there and back before you know it! (Can you count the palindromes in the paragraph above?)

RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 8th September, 7am-10am