Diese Sendung ist seit dem 12. Juni 2014 im Programmschema
und läuft monatlich am 2. Donnerstag von 13:06 bis 14:00
und monatlich am 4. Donnerstag von 13:06 bis 14:00
und als Wiederholung monatlich am 3. Freitag von 11:06 bis 12:00
und als Wiederholung monatlich am 1. Freitag von 11:06 bis 12:00


You enjoy listening to poems? Responding to them? Discussing them? Even analyzing them?
On every second and fourth Thursday, at 13.06, we do precisely that in a series of programmes, in English.
For example, we read poems by Roger McGough, Liverpool pop poet of the 1960s and now the presenter of BBC Radio 4' s popular request programme 'Poetry Please'. And yes, we too at Freirad hope that you will ask for particular poems to be read and discussed.

A taster? Here's a short poem by Roger:

Once upon a love
we spent our nights
blowing kisses across
the pillow
now we spend them
throwing plates across the kitchen

We hope your relationship is not quite like this! Mind you, it is said to be an old story: "It starts when you sink into his arms, and it ends with your arms in his sink."

We'll also be listening to pop songs and talking about them. After all, so many poems are singable. Take Leonard Cohen, for example. Also, many English composers (eg. Benjamin Britten) set poems to music.

In our programmes we will also be running a Poetry Workshop. Here you can learn how to actually write poems. In fact, we will be running a Poetry Competition.

So, "Turn on, tune in and drop out", as the 1960s guru Timothy Leary said!

MacherIn: Sandra Milne-Skinner, Andrew Milne-Skinner

Speziell zur Sendung am
Freitag, den 02. August 2019

Greece: 6 Farewell to the Greek Islands

Texts read & music played:

  1. Jannis Ritsos: Of the Sea ' (1967)
  2. Tony Robinson: Odysseus - The Greatest Hero of Them All
  3. Homer: the Odyssey, Book 5 (tr. Alexander Pope)
  4. Nikos Kazantzakis: Zorba the Greek
  5. Suzanne Vega: Calypso (from Solitude Standing, 1988)
  6. Dancourt: Les Trois Cousines (1700)
  7. Francis Poulenc: L'Embarquement pour Cythere
  8. Charles Baudelaire: Un Voyage a Cythere (1857)
  9. Gerard de Nerval: Cythera (1851)
  10. Greek Folk Music: a Shepherd's Tune
  11. Homer: the Odyssey, Book 10 - Circe (in original Greek)
  12. Madeline Miller: Circe (2018)
  13. Homer: the Odyssey, Book 9 - the Lotophagi
  14. Alfred Lord Tennyson: The Lotos-Eaters (1832)
  15. Claude Debussy: Prelude a l'Apres-Midi d'un Faune
  16. Peter Constantine: Lotos-Eaters
  17. Homer: the Odyssey, Book 19 - Crete
  18. Erik Satie: Gnossienne no. 1
  19. Madeline Miller: Circe (2018)
  20. Cretan Folk Music: Irakllotikes Kondilles
  21. Australian marching song (Crete, 1941)
  22. Folk Music from Chania: Madares...
  23. Nikos Kazantzakis: Zorba the Greek
  24. Sirtaki (Zorba's Dance)
  25. Lawrence Durrell: The Greek Islands (Crete)
  26. Iain Crichton Smith: Next Time
  27. Mozart: Idomeneo, Re di Creta (ORF OE 1 July 27, 18.00, Salzburg Festival)
  28. Sirtaki (Zorba's Dance)


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