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Dominic West celebrates Baroque poetry

Actor Dominic West is to go from The Hour to turning back the clock by reading poems from the Baroque era for Radio 3.

The star will present a different verse each weekday for a fortnight for the station’s Baroque Spring season, which begins in March.

The month-long series of programmes and concerts will celebrate the period from 1600 to 1750 when composers including Bach, Handel and Vivaldi created many of classical music’s best-known works.

There will also be a Baroque Remixed concert by the BBC Concert Orchestra, featuring compositions by artists including Goldfrapp’s Will Gregory.

 

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