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 03. Juli 2020

Corona Verse (2)

Playlist: texts read and music played
1. John Donne: No Man is an island
2. King James' Bible (1611): Exodus, Ch. 9
3. Daniel Defoe: Journal of the Plague Year (1722)
4. Daniel Defoe: Robinson Crusoe (1719)
5. Handel: Oboe Concerto, op.3, no. 10: Grave
6. Coleridge: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (last stanza)
7. E.A. Poe: The Masque of the Red Death
8. Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique (Witches' Sabbath)
9. Tennyson: The Charge of the Light Brigade
10. Tennyson: In Memoriam
11. Bill Billington: parody of Tennyson's The Lady of Shalott
12. Elgar: Soupiri
13. Thomas Mann: Death in Venice (1912)
14. Soundscape: Piazza San Marco, Venezia
15. Britten: String Quartet no. 3 (La Serenissima): last movement
16. Britten: Death in Venice (final scene of the opera)
17. Thomas Mann: The Magic Mountain (1924)
18. Dr. William Vaughan, Camp Devens, Boston (1918)
19. T.S. Eliot: The Waste Land (1922): opening 4 lines
20. Charles Trenet: Que reste-t-il de nos amours? (1943)
21.Albert Camus: extracts from La Peste/ The Plague (1947)
22. Gabriel Garcia Marquez: Love in the Time of Cholera
23. Dylan Thomas: Do not go gentle into that good night (1951)
24. Mahler: Symphony no. 5 - Adagietto


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