Handel and 1959 jazz: top music for grown-ups

There’s some enticing music for grown-ups being broadcast in the next 48 hours.

BBC Radio 3 continues its Handel Opera Cycle, the inspired season of all 42 operas, with Floridante, starring Music For Grown-Ups favourite American mezzo Joyce DiDonato; Thurs 26 March @ 1400.

And on Friday 27 March BBC4 TV airs an alluring new documentary, 1959 – The Year That Changed Jazz, looking at the effect of four LPs, by Miles, Dave Brubeck, Mingus, and Ornette Coleman; it’s on at 2200, repeated at 0120.

Like many BBC radio and TV programmes, you can also catch them online via iPlayer for a short period after transmission:




Gerry Smith

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