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Monday: Composer of the Week: FLEMISH RENAISSANCE SCHOOL

Composers from the Franco-Flemish/Netherlandish School, from the first generation of Dufay through to the fifth generation of Lassus. Presented by Michael Stewart (RNZ)

Wednesday: Philosophy Talk

Philosophy Talk is radio that celebrates the value of the examined life. Our two philosopher-hosts invite listeners to join them in conversations about a wide variety of issues, ranging from popular culture to our most deeply held beliefs about science, morality, and the human condition

Philosophy Talk is presented by Ken Taylor and John Perry of Stanford University

Six programmes

(2) Time, Space & Quantum Mechanics

Quantum physics is regarded by many as the most powerful predictive theory science has produced. But there is no interpretation of what the theory means that all knowledgeable scientists and philosophers agree on. For example, quantum mechanics delivers no very clear message about the difference between past, present and future. What are the implications for our everyday experience of space and time? John and Ken welcome Jenann Ismael from the University of Arizona, author of ‘The Situated Self’ and many essays on the interpretation of quantum mechanics

(Philosophy Talk: Ben Manilla Productions)

Thursday: Nabucco

“This is the opera with which my artistic career really begins. And though I had many difficulties to fight against, it is certain that Nabucco was born under a lucky star” Giuseppe Verdi

Elizabeth Hudson introduces Verdi’s third opera, first performed in 1842. In the Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem, the Israelites bewail their fate as Nabucco (Nebuchadnezzar), king of Assyria, has attacked them with his hordes and is desecrating the city (RNZ)

Friday: The Critic’s Chair (RNZ)

Robert Johnson reviews recent releases (RNZ)