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Proms Extra: Tagore

September 1st, 2016

Episode 1181 of 1341 episodes

Tonight’s Prom features a setting by Zemlinsky of ‘The Gardener’ by the great Bengali poet and Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore. Novelist Tahmima Anam and New Generation Thinker Preti Taneja, from the University of Cambridge, discuss the poem and Tagore’s place in both Bengali and world culture. The discussion is chaired by Rana Mitter who is a regular presenter of Radio 3’s Arts and Ideas programme Free Thinking and of Sunday Features. Producer: Jacqueline Smith

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