Radio: Pick of the Day

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CONTINUING TO scour history for musical rivalries of a Mozart and Salieri intensity, Sound Stories (11am R3) focuses on the antagonism between Berlioz and his former teacher, Cherubini. Berlioz's memoirs offer up such choice anecdotes as his offers of cash during a performance of Ali Baba to hear a single idea. Richard Baker (right) narrates "Feuds Corner", putting the case for Cherubini's originality. Among the fine excerpts, we get to hear "Absence" from Berlioz's ground-breaking song-cycle Les Nuits d'te.

On a lighter note, the award-winning comedian Sean Lock presents a view of life from a tower-block in 15 Minutes of Misery (11pm R4).

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