BBC Radio 3’s latest lark: birdsong blended with classical music | Media | The Guardian

BBC Radio 3’s latest lark: birdsong blended with classical music Season featuring musicians making music alongside nightingales heralded as part of ‘slow radio’ phenomenon Winging it: BBC Radio 3 is to air musicians playing in Sussex woods alongside a nightingale. Photograph: Alamy John Plunkett @johnplunkett149 Wednesday 4 May 2016 12.12 BST Last modified on Wednesday 4 May 2016 12.33 BST Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn Share on Google+ Shares 2 Comments 2 Save for later BBC Radio 3 will hope to show that broadcasting is for the birds with a new series of programmes in which birdsong is paired with classical music. A group of musicians will venture into the Sussex woods to make music with nightingales, while Radio 3 breakfast show listeners will be introduced to a new bird’s song each weekend, paired with a piece of music. Later in the summer, Radio 3 will return to the Aldeburgh festival in Suffolk and broadcast a complete performance of Messiaen’s birdsong-inspired Catalogue d’Oiseaux, set alongside the myriad examples of birdsong along its famous coast.

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