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SATURDAY 26 MAY 2018

SAT 01:00 Through the Night (b0b3jk7c)
Spanish flavours, Mozart's Great Mass and a Motorcar race

Jonathan Swain presents a piano recital from the Vilabertran Schubertiade in Spain.

1:01 AM
Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918)
"Excerpts from 'Preludes, Book 1, L. 117'
(La fille aux cheveux de lin, La sérénade interrompue, La cathédrale engloutie, Minstrels)"
Javier Perianes (piano)

1:15 AM
Isaac Albéniz (1860 - 1909)
El Albaicín, from 'Iberia, Book 3'
Javier Perianes (piano)

1:23 AM
Manuel de Falla (1876 - 1946)
Suite from 'El Amor brujo'
Javier Perianes (piano)

1:36 AM
Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
Piano Sonata in B flat, D. 960
Javier Perianes (piano)

2:14 AM
Manuel de Falla (1876 - 1946)
Serenata andaluza (encore)
Javier Perianes (piano)

2:20 AM
de Falla, Manuel (1876-1946)
Noches en los jardines de España
Filip Pavlov (piano), Sofia Symphony Orchestra, Ivan Marinov (conductor)

2:44 AM
Joaquin Rodrigo (1901-1999)
3 Piezas espanolas for guitar
Goran Listes (Guitar)

2:57 AM
Traditional Catalan, arr. Manuel Garcia Morante
Rossinyol
Victoria de los Angeles (soprano), Geoffrey Parsons (piano)

3:01 AM
Stravinsky, Igor [1882-1971]
Symphony in C
Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Lukasz Borowicz (conductor)

3:31 AM
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus [1756-1791]
Mass in C minor K.427 "Great"
Olivia Robinson (soprano), Elizabeth Poole (mezzo-soprano), Christopher Bowen (tenor), Stuart MacIntyre (bass), BBC Singers, BBC Concert Orchestra, Stephen Cleobury (conductor)

4:22 AM
Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750)
Capriccio for keyboard (BWV.993) in E major "In honorem Joh. Christoph. Bachii"
Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord)

4:29 AM
Arnold, Malcolm [1921-2006]
Three Shanties (Op.4)
The Ariart Woodwind Quintet: Matej Zupan (flute), Maja Kojc (oboe), Joze Kotar (clarinet), Damir Huljev (bassoon), Bostjan Lipovsek (horn)

4:37 AM
Machaut, Guillaume de (c.1300-1377)
Ballade 32, 'Ploures, dames, ploures vostre servant' - from Le Voir Dit
Oxford Camerata , Jeremy Summerly (conductor)

4:46 AM
Strozzi, Barbara (1619-1677)
Lagrime mie' Lament for Soprano and continuo from 'Diporti di Euterpe' [from Cantate e ariette a voce sola, Op.VII (Venice 1659))
Musica Fiorita: Susanne Rydén (soprano), Rebeka Rusó (Viola da gamba), Rafael Bonavita (theorbo), Daniela Dolci (harpsichord/director)

4:55 AM
Poot, Marcel (1901-1988)
A Cheerful Overture for orchestra
Belgium Radio and Television Philharmonic Orchestra, Alexander Rahbari (conductor)

5:01 AM
Tekeliev, Alexander (1942-)
Motor-Car Race
Bulgarian National Radio Children's Choir (Choir), Nedyalkov, Hristo (Conductor), Detelina Ivanova (Piano)

5:05 AM
Puccini, Giacomo (1858-1924)
I Crisantemi (Chrysanthemums) for string quartet
Moyzes Quartet

5:11 AM
Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179)
O vis aeternitatis (Responsorium) - for voice, female chorus, 2 fiddles, organistrum
Sequentia: Laurie Monahan (solo voice), Barbara Thornton, Gundula Anders, Pamela Dellal, Elizabeth Glen, Heather Knutson, Susanne Norin, Janet Youngdahl (chorus), Elizabeth Gaver & Elisabetta de Mircovich (fiddles), Benjamin Bagby (organistrum)

5:20 AM
Karlowicz, Mieczyslaw (1876-1909)
Chant de l'éternelle aspiration, première partie du tryptique symphonique 'Chants éternels' (Op.10) (1904-1906)
Orchestre Français des Jeunes, Marek Janowski (director)

5:31 AM
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791)
Divertimento in B flat major for wind ensemble, K.186
Bratislavska Komorna Harmonia

5:45 AM
Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750)
Fantasia and unfinished Fugue in C minor, BWV.906
Andreas Staier (harpsichord)

5:52 AM
Dvorák, Antonin [1841-1904]
Notturno in B major (Op.40)
Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Jan Stanienda (conductor)

5:59 AM
Britten, Benjamin (1913-1976)
A Charm of lullabies for mezzo-soprano and piano (Op.41)
Christine Rice (mezzo-soprano), Roger Vignoles (piano)

6:11 AM
Sauguet, Henri (1901-1989)
La Nuit (1929)
CBC Vancouver Orchestra, Daniel Swift (conductor)

6:24 AM
Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770 -1827)
Quartet for strings in E flat major (Op.74) "Harp"
Oslo Quartet (Quartet), Geir Inge Lotsberg (Violin), Per Kristian Skalstad (Violin), Are Sandbakken (Viola), Oystein Sonstad (Cello).


SAT 07:00 Breakfast (b0b48988)
Saturday - Martin Handley

Martin Handley presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests.

Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk

Producer Anthony Sellors

Presenter MARTIN HANDLEY.


SAT 09:00 Record Review (b0b48dg9)
Andrew McGregor with Kate Molleson and Harriet Smith

9.00am
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.3 & Variations on a Theme of Corelli
Boris Giltburg (piano)
Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Carlos Miguel Prieto (conductor)
Naxos 8.573630
https://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=8.573630

C.P.E. Bach: Cello Concertos
Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello)
Ensemble Resonanz
Riccardo Minasi (conductor)
Harmonia Mundi HMM902331
http://www.harmoniamundi.com/#!/albums/2338

A Decoration Of Silence: The lute music of il Divino, Francesco Canova da Milano (1497 – 1543), Vol. 2
Nigel North (lute and viola da mano)
BGS Records BGS128
https://www.bgsrecords.com/product/nigel-north-a-decoration-of-silence/

9.30am Building a Library
Kate Molleson reviews recordings of Stravinsky’s 'Oedipus Rex'

Stravinsky's "Opera-oratorio after Sophocles" is scored for orchestra, speaker, soloists, and male chorus. Jean Cocteau's French libretto was translated by Abbé Jean Daniélou into Latin but the narration is performed in the language of the audience. This dramatic and exciting work is from the beginning of Stravinsky's neoclassical period, and is one of the his finest works.

10.20am New Releases: Belohlavek Recollection
Recollection: Jiří Bělohlávek (Music by Smetana, Dvorak, Suk, Fibich, Janacek & Martinu)
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Prague Philharmonia, Prague Symphony Orchestra, Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, New Czech Chamber Orchestra, Prague Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra
Jiří Bělohlávek (conductor)
Supraphon SU 4250-2 (8 CDs)
https://www.supraphon.com/articles/139-supraphon-to-honour-jiri-belohlavek-s-legacy

Hej, Romale
Čhavorenge Roma Children’s Choir
Czech Philharmonic
Marko Ivanović & Ida Kelarová
Supraphon SU 4246-2
https://www.supraphon.com/articles/138-ida-kelarova-chavorenge-and-czech-philharmonic

10.50am New Releases
Andrew talks to Harriet Smith about new releases of piano music by Haydn and Mozart, including a new cycle of the Beethoven piano sonatas.

HAYDN: 3 PIANO SONATAS
Arthur Ancelle (piano)
Melodiya MELCD10 02527 (CD)
https://melody.su/en/catalog/classic/37961/

HAYDN: PIANO SONATAS NOS. 47, 54, 59 AND 60
Paul Lewis (piano)
Harmonia Mundi HMM902371 (CD)
http://www.harmoniamundi.com/#!/albums/2328

MOZART: PIANO DUETS, VOL. 2
Julian Perkins and Emma Abbate (fortepiano duet)
Resonus RES10210 (CD)
http://www.resonusclassics.com/mozart-piano-duets-volume-2-abbate-perkins-res10210?filter_name=RES10210

BEETHOVEN UNBOUND
Llyr Williams (piano)
Signum Classics SIGCD527 (12 CD box set)
https://signumrecords.com/?s=SIGCD527

11.45am Disc of the Week
Debussy: La Mer & Images
Orchestre national de France
Emmanuel Krivine (conductor)
Erato 0190295687045
http://www.warnerclassics.com/release/5587526,0190295687045/krivine-emmanuel-debussy-la-mer-images

Producer Clive Portbury


SAT 12:15 Music Matters (b0b48dgc)
Interview with conductor Stephane Deneve

Tom travels to Belgium to talk to the French conductor Stéphane Denève, Music Director of the Brussels Philharmonic since 2015, where he's developing the 'Centre for Future Orchestra Repertoire' (Cffor), championing contemporary music. Also, one of the world's finest viola da gamba players, Hille Perl, discusses the charm and challenges of Early Music in repertoire spanning from Italy, Germany, France, Spain and the New World. And a new book 'Chopin's Piano - a journey through Romanticism', where Paul Kildea traces back the history of the instrument in Mallorca in which the famous Preludes were written, and what happened to it when it fell into the hands of the celebrated pianist and harpsichordist Wanda Landowska.


SAT 13:00 Inside Music (b0b48dgf)
Inside Music with Owain Park

A series in which each week a musician reveals a selection of music - from the inside. Today composer and conductor Owain Park discovers two composers expressing pain, suffering and beauty in their music, and another setting words by poet Emily Dickinson to create a jewel-like miniature.
Other choices include Chabrier's sparkling homage to Spain and an choral piece designed by Owain to evoke perfect stillness.

At 2 o'clock Owain reveals his Must Listen piece - it's music that had such an effect on him when he heard it for the first time, that he immediately ordered the full score so he could find out exactly how it worked.

A Tandem Production for BBC Radio 3.


SAT 15:00 Sound of Cinema (b0b48dgh)
'Caparisoned like a man'

Matthew Sweet with music for films that employ a common theatrical device often used to explore ideas about gender politics - where a woman appears disguised as a man. This programme comes in the week of the release of The Breadwinner, the acclaimed new film about 11 year old Parvana who lives under the harsh Taliban rule of early Twenty-First Century Afghanistan, and which features a new score by Jeff and Mychael Danna.

The programme features music from the 1936 version of As You Like It by William Walton and Patrick Doyle's' score for the more recent adaptation of the same play; 'Twelfth Night', 'Pandora's Box', 'Lola Montez', 'Lord of the Rings', 'Mulan', 'The Messenger', 'Saint Joan' and 'Pope Joan'.


SAT 16:00 Jazz Record Requests (b0b48dgk)

Among this week's suggestions from listeners for music in all styles of jazz, Alyn Shipton includes a request to hear music by the seminal British jazz-rock fusion band Nucleus, led by trumpeter, author and broadcaster Ian Carr. The track celebrates the 45th anniversary of their album Labyrinth.


SAT 17:00 J to Z (b0b48dgm)
Lewis Wright and Kit Downes in session

A weekly show celebrating the best in jazz - past, present and future. Julian Joseph presents vibraphonist Lewis Wright and pianist Kit Downes in session as a duo playing music from Lewis's new Duets album.

Plus, bassist Linda May Han Oh shares some of the musical moments that have influenced her own playing over the years.

Produced by Dominic Tyerman.


SAT 18:30 Opera on 3 (b0b48dgr)
Jake Heggie - Dead Man Walking

Jake Heggie's Dead Man Walking. Joyce DiDonato (Sister Helen) & Michael Mayes as the condemned prisoner (Joseph), the BBC Symphony Orchestra & Singers. Mark Wigglesworth conducts.

Recorded at the Barbican Hall, London, on 20th February 2018.

Presented by Andrew McGregor.

1830: Act 1

1950: Interval. Andrew McGregor talks with Jake Heggie and members of the cast.

2010: Act 2

Sister Helen Prejean ..... Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo-soprano)
Joseph De Rocher ..... Michael Mayes (Baritone)
Ms Patrick De Rocher..... Maria Zifchak, (Mezzo-soprano)
Sister Rose ..... Measha Brueggergosman (Soprano)
Owen Hart .....Toni Marsol (Baritone)
Kitty Hart ..... Susan Bullock (Soprano)
Howard Boucher..... Mark le Brocq (Tenor)
Jade Boucher ..... Susan Bickley (Mezzo-soprano)
Warden George Benton ..... James Cresswell (Baritone)
Father Grenville ..... Michael Bracegirdle (Tenor)
Singers from Guildhall School of Music and Drama
BBC Singers
Finchley Children's Music Group
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Mark Wigglesworth (Conductor)

Jake Heggie's opera, written in 2000 to a libretto by Terence McNally, is based on Sister Helen Prejean's best-selling memoir about her work with condemned prisoners on Death Row, and was made into an Oscar-nominated film starring Susan Sarandon. The opera centres on the relationship that developed between a convicted murderer awaiting execution, Joseph De Rocher, and the nun who fights for clemency. It's a powerful operatic exploration of the US justice system and capital punishment.

Joyce DiDonato heads a magnificent ensemble of soloists in this emotional and dramatic work, which put Heggie on the map as a major force in modern opera.

Presenter ANDREW MCGREGOR.


SAT 21:25 International Rostrum of Composers (b0b48dt8)
Russia and Lithuania

Works from Russia & Lithuania shortlisted at the 2017 International Rostrum of Composers - an annual meeting of new music producers from national radio stations around the world.

Presented by Penny Gore

Sergey Stroykin (Russia) - Four Brief Scenes after Samuel Beckett
Tatiana Fedotova (soprano)
Orpheus Trio

Onutė Narbutaitė (Lithuania) - Was there a Butterfly?
St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra
Juha Kangas (conductor).


SAT 22:00 Hear and Now (b0b48dtb)
Tectonics Glasgow 2018 with The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra 2/3

Kate Molleson presents a second programme of highlights from Tectonics Glasgow.
The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra premiere works by Ashley Fure, Evan Johnson, Marc Sabat and Kristin Thora Haraldsdottir and Anton Lukoszevieze performs a work written for cello and tape by one of Lithuania's leading 'super-minimalist' composers.
Ashley Fure finds inspiration in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner whilst Haraldsdottir explores dark, natural tunings and Marc Sabat investigates the sounding and perception of Just Intonation in 'gradually shifting harmonic constellations.' Evan Johnson's new work explores the very margins of sound and silence with a work for eighty five players who offer up an almost colourless palette.

Ashley Fure: Bound to Bow (European premiere)
Evan Johnson: measurement as contrition: three canons (WP)
Kristin Thora Haraldsdottir: In Praise of Darkness (UKP)
Marc Sabat: The Luminiferous Aether
The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Ilan Volkov (conductor)

Rytis Mazulis: Solipse (WP)
Anton Lukoszevieze (cello and tape).



SUNDAY 27 MAY 2018

SUN 00:00 Geoffrey Smith's Jazz (b0b48h6p)
Prez and Basie

Just as the Count Basie band brought a new kind of light-footed, heavy-hitting swing to jazz in the 1930s, its great tenor man, Lester Young, created a new style of saxophone - lithe, melodic, irresistibly rhythmic. Geoffrey Smith celebrates their revolutionary partnership.


SUN 01:00 Through the Night (b0b48h73)
2016 Montreal Music Competition

Jonathan Swain presents violin recitals from the Montreal Music Competition 2016.

12:31 AM
Leos Janacek (1854-1928)
Violin Sonata
Fedor Rudin (violin), Janelle Fung (piano)

12:48 AM
Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
Romance in B flat major, Op.28
Fedor Rudin (violin), Janelle Fung (piano)

12:54 AM
Niccolo Paganini (1782-1840)
I Palpiti - Introduction and Variations on Rossini's 'Di tanti palpiti', Op.13
Fedor Rudin (violin), Janelle Fung (piano)

1:05 AM
Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962)
Recitativo and Scherzo-caprice, Op.6
Minami Yoshida (violin)

1:10 AM
Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
Violin Sonata in E flat major Op.18
Minami Yoshida (violin), Jean Desmarais (piano)

1:38 AM
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921) arr. Eugène Ysaÿe (1858-1931)
Caprice
Minami Yoshida (violin), Jean Desmarais (piano)

1:47 AM
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Violin Sonata in A major, Op.30 No.1
Ayana Tsuji (violin), Philip Chiu (piano)

2:08 AM
Jean Papineau-Couture (1916-2000)
Violin Sonata in G (1st movement)
Ayana Tsuji (violin), Philip Chiu (piano)

2:13 AM
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
Duo concertant
Ayana Tsuji (violin), Philip Chiu (piano)

2:31 AM
Haydn, Johann Michael (1737-1806)
Missa Tempore Quadragesimae
Ex Tempore, Marian Minnen (cello), Elise Christiaens (violone), David Van Bouwel (organ), Florian Heyerick (director)

2:46 AM
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791)
Piano Sonata in C, K.330
Sergei Terentjev (piano)

3:05 AM
Stoyanov, Veselin (1902-1969)
Grotesque Suite from 'Bai Ganju'
Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra, Dobrin Petkov (conductor)

3:31 AM
Scriabin, Alexander [1872-1915]
Study in C sharp minor, Op.2 No.1
Alexei Volodin (piano)

3:35 AM
Castello, Dario (fl.1621-1629)
Sonata No. 10, from 'Sonate concertate in stil moderno, Book II'
Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini (director)

3:44 AM
Holst, Gustav (1874-1934)
Beni Mora - oriental suite
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Rumon Gamba (conductor)

4:00 AM
Ramovs, Primoz (1921-1999)
Wind Quintet in 7 parts
Ariart Woodwind Quintet

4:09 AM
Bach, Johann Michael (1648-1694)
Es ist ein großer Gewinn - sacred concerto for soprano, 4 violins and continuo
Maria Zedelius (soprano), Musica Antiqua Köln, Reinhard Goebel (director)

4:13 AM
Schubert, Franz (1797-1828)
Impromptu in F minor, D.935 No.4
Eugen d'Albert (1864-1932) (piano)

4:18 AM
Durante, Francesco (1684-1755)
Concerto per quartetto No.4 in E minor
Concerto Köln

4:31 AM
Rossini, Gioachino (1792-1868)
La gazza ladra - Overture
Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, Roman Zeilinger (conductor)

4:41 AM
Verdelot, Philippe (c.1485-c.1532)
Dormend Un'Giorno
Banchieri Singers, Denes Szabo (conductor)

4:44 AM
Porta, Costanzo (1528/9-1601)
Sub tuum praesidium
Banchieri Singers, Denes Szabo (conductor)

4:47 AM
Giménez, Gerónimo (1854-1923)
La boda de Luis Alonso
Tornado Guitar Duo: Igor Tulincev (guitar), Sergei Kovtunov (guitar)

4:54 AM
Koehne, Graeme (b. 1956)
Powerhouse - Rhumba for Orchestra
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, David Porcelijn (conductor)

5:06 AM
Gabrieli, Giovanni (c.1553-1612)
Canzon II septimi toni a 8
Canadian Brass

5:09 AM
Dvorák, Antonín (1841-1904)
Bacchanalia - No.10 from Poetické nálady (Poetic tone pictures) Op.85
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bratislava; Róbert Stankovský (conductor)

5:15 AM
Bartók, Béla (1881-1945)
3 Folk Songs from Csik County
Zoltán Kocsis (piano)

5:18 AM
Buffardin, Pierre-Gabriel (c.1690-1768)
Concerto à 5 in E minor, for flute and strings
Ernst-Burghard Hilse (flute), Musica Antiqua Köln

5:31 AM
Berg, Alban (1885-1935)
7 Early songs
Barbara Bonney (soprano), Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly (conductor)

5:47 AM
Sibelius, Jean (1865-1957)
Symphony No.2 in D major
BBC Philharmonic, Yan Pascal Tortelier (conductor)

Producer Bill Nicholls

Presenter Jonathan Swain.


SUN 07:00 Breakfast (b0b48h7v)
Sunday - Martin Handley

Martin Handley presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests.

Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk.


SUN 09:00 Sunday Morning (b0b48h89)
Sarah Walker with a 20th-century focus

This week Sarah Walker presents music with a 20th century focus, in works by Morton Gould, Stevie Wishart, Luciano Berio and Steve Reich. Her Sunday Escape is from L'Arlesienne by Bizet, and there's also music from Richard Strauss and Stravinsky. But earlier periods are not forgotten, with J S Bach's Sonata in E for flute and continuo BWV 1035.


SUN 12:00 Private Passions (b0b4px9g)
Peter Florence

The Hay Festival began in 1988 with 250 people in a field in mid Wales. Thirty years later, the crowd has swelled to more than quarter of a million - 265,000 people are expected to turn up this year over ten days - and it's still in a field in mid-Wales. But the Hay Festival has also grown into an international brand, with spin-offs across the world in Colombia, Peru, Mexico and Segovia.

The Festival founder, Peter Florence, has been running it all that time; he started it with his parents - his father was a theatre manager for Sam Wanamaker. Legend has it - and Peter confirms this - that it was partly funded by winnings from a poker game. In Private Passions, he looks back over the lessons of the last thirty years, and reveals how he has grappled with censorship when staging festivals in Hungary and Mexico.

Peter Florence's music list reflects a passion for Bach and Mahler, and for the oud player Anouar Brahem. He chooses Handel's Sarabande, made famous by the film Barry Lyndon, and Sarah Vaughan singing "The Man I Love", which he describes as the sexiest song in the world.

Produced by Elizabeth Burke
A Loftus production for BBC Radio 3.


SUN 13:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (b0b3bz1v)
Wigmore Hall Mondays: Sara Mingardo

From Wigmore Hall, London.
Sara Mingardo and Francesca Biliotti explore the vocal music of Italy's early Baroque when Monteverdi's rule-breaking, risk-taking madrigals opened the door to a new music of passionate emotions and expressive freedom.

Introduced by Andrew McGregor.

Claudio Monteverdi(1567-1643)
Settimo libro de madrigali
Ohimè, dov'è il mio ben, dov'è il mio core? 'Romanesca'
Con che soavità, labbra odorate

Girolamo Frescobaldi(1583-1643)
Toccata nona

Claudio Monteverdi
Settimo libro de madrigali
Vorrei baciarti
Voglio di vita uscir, voglio che cadano
Settimo libro de madrigali
Non è di gentil core
O come sei gentile

Giovanni Kapsberger(c.1580-1651)
Canzone prima

Claudio Monteverdi
Zefiro torna e di soavi accenti

Sara Mingardo contralto
Francesca Biliotti contralto
Giovanni Bellini theorbo
Giorgio Dal Monte harpsichord.


SUN 14:00 The Early Music Show (b03f861w)
The John Marsh Journals

Lucie Skeaping explores the extensive journals of the English gentleman composer John Marsh, which represent one of the most important musical and social documents of the Eighteenth Century. With the journals' editor Brian Robins.

00 00:25 Thomas Arne
Artaxerxes - Overture III, Gavotte
Ensemble: Classical Opera Company
Conductor: Ian Page

00 00:26 George Frideric Handel
'Lift up your heads' from Messiah
Choir: Arnold Schönberg Chor
Ensemble: Concentus Musicus Wien
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt

00 00:33 John Marsh
Symphony in F major: Larghetto
Ensemble: The Chichester Concert
Conductor: Ian Graham-Jones

00 00:50 George Frideric Handel
Zadok the Priest
Choir: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury

00 00:15 Arcangelo Corelli
Sonata in A minor, Op 4 no 1
Ensemble: London Baroque
Conductor: Charles Medlam

00 00:11 George Frideric Handel
Pifa (Pastoral Symphony)from 'Messiah'
Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists
Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner

00 00:40 George Frideric Handel
'The Trumpet shall sound' from Messiah
Choir: The Sixteen
Conductor: Harry Christophers

00 00:04 John Marsh
A Conversation Symphony for Two Orchestras: Allegretto
Ensemble: London Mozart Players
Conductor: Matthias Bamert


SUN 15:00 Choral Evensong (b0b3c5h8)
Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge

From the Chapel of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, during the Cambridge Early Music Festival of the Voice.

Introit: Come Holy Ghost (Attwood)
Responses: Tallis
Psalms 114, 115 (Haydn, Alcock)
First Lesson: Genesis 15
Office hymn: O love divine (Handel)
Canticles: Wesley in F
Second Lesson: Romans 4 vv.1-8
Anthem: Have mercy, O Lord (Mozart)
Hymn: Rejoice, the Lord is King (Gopsal)
Voluntary: 'Gauntlett' Voluntary in G (Wesley)

Geoffrey Webber (Director of Music)
Michael How & Luke Fitzgerald (Organ Scholars).


SUN 16:00 Choir and Organ (b0b56b33)
Roderick Williams presents an hour of music for many voices

In today's programme, Verdi conjures a terrifying impression of the Day of Judgement, complete with fire, brimstone and a full chorus of wailing souls. J.S Bach imagines the scene at Christ's baptism in the river Jordan. And we're invited to sing joyfully by both Elizabethan maestro, William Byrd and the ACM Gospel Choir of Guilford.


SUN 17:00 The Listening Service (b08k4s1g)
Brevity

Tom Service ponders brevity in music - how short you can go? From Beethoven bagatelles to Webern's chamber miniatures, short doesn't need to mean lightweight. Short pieces may be intricate as a netsuke or as simple as a sonic doodle. Or suggest a fragment of something larger. Tom talks to sonic artist JLIAT, who has made a piece lasting 1/44100 of a second. But he's thinking of shorter pieces.


SUN 17:30 Words and Music (b0b48mjw)
Seven

Seven days in the week, colours in the rainbow, notes in the diatonic scale; The number seven is considered lucky, mystical and holy in many different cultures and religions and appears frequently in nature as well as literature. Hayley Atwell and Simon Callow read texts and poems related to this most important of numbers, including last words, deadly sins, veils, brides, brothers, and dwarfs. With music by Haydn, Bartok, Strauss and Bowie.

Producer - Ellie Mant.

01 Dave Brubeck
Unsquare dance (excerpt)
Performer: Dave Brubeck (piano), Paul Desmond (alto sax, Eugene Wright (bass), Joe Morello (drums)

02 00:00
Peter Clayton and Martin Price
The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, read by Hayley Atwell

03 00:01 John Dowland
Behold a wonder here (excerpt)
Performer: Emma Kirkby (soprano), Anthony Rooley (lute)

04 00:03
Lewis Carroll
Through the Looking Glass, read by Simon Callow

05 00:03 Ludwig van Beethoven
Septet: Andante con moto alla Marcia (excerpt)
Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Octet

06 00:07
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm trans DL Ashliman
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, read by Hayley Atwell

07 00:08 Frank Churchill arr Earl Wild
Reminiscences of Snow White (excerpt)
Performer: Earl Wild (piano)

08 00:10
Edgar Allan Poe
Serenade, read by Simon Callow

09 00:11 Jonathan Dove
Seek him that maketh the seven stars (excerpt)
Performer: Wells Cathedral Choir, Jonathan Vaughn (organ), Matthew Owens (conductor)

10 00:14
Jane Austen
Sense and Sensibility, read by Hayley Atwell

11 00:14 Sergei Prokofiev
Piano Sonata no.7 in B flat: Precipitato (excerpt)
Performer: Boris Giltberg (piano)

12 00:16
Anon
As I was Going to St. Ives, read by Simon Callow

13 00:16 Gene de Paul
Seven brides for seven brothers: Barn dance (excerpt)

14 00:18
Agatha Christie
The Seven Dials Mystery, read by Hayley Atwell

15 00:19 Gyorgy Ligeti
Clocks and clouds (excerpt)
Performer: Asko/Schonberg Ensemble, Reinbert de Leeuw (conductor)

16 00:21
William Shakespeare
As you Like it, read by Simon Callow

17 00:23 Charles-Valentin Alkan
Grande Sonata: Les Quatre Ages – 50 ans (excerpt)
Performer: Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano)

18 00:26 Claude Debussy
Clair de lune (excerpt)
Performer: Renaud Capucon (violin), Jerome Ducros (piano)

19 00:26
Jessie Belle Rittenhouse
Seven Times the Moon Came, read by Hayley Atwell

20 00:29
Geoffrey Chaucer trans Larry D Benson
The Parson’s Tale, read by Simon Callow

21 00:29 Kurt Weill
The Seven Deadly Sins: Pride (excerpt)
Performer: Ute Lemper (singer), Rias Berlin Sinfonietta, John Mauceri (conductor)

22 00:32
Jean Ingelow
Seven time one - exultation, read by Hayley Atwell

23 00:33 Giovanni Gabrieli
Canzon septimi toni
Performer: His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts, Timothy Roberts (conductor)

24 00:37
The Bible
Seven last words, read by Simon Callow

25 00:38 Joseph Haydn
The Seven Last Words; introduction (excerpt)
Performer: Callino Quartet

26 00:40
Charles Perrault trans Andrew Lang
Bluebeard, read by Hayley Atwell

27 00:40 Béla Bartók
Bluebeard’s Castle: Seventh door (excerpt)
Performer: Elena Zhidkova (mezzo-soprano), Willard White (bass-baritone), London Symphony Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (conductor)

28 00:44
Lord Byron
The Prisoner of Chillon, read by Simon Callow

29 00:45 David Bowie
Seven (excerpt)
Performer: David Bowie (singer)

30 00:47
Traditional
Monday’s Child, read by Hayley Atwell

31 00:48 Heitor Villa‐Lobos
Fantasia: tres anime (excerpt)
Performer: John Harle (saxophone), Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner (conductor)

32 00:50
Ted Hughes
The Seven Sorrows, read by Simon Callow

33 00:52 Max Bruch
Septet: Adagio (excerpt)
Performer: Consortium Classicum

34 00:55
Christina Rossetti
The Rainbow, read by Hayley Atwell

35 00:55 Yoskihiro Kanno
Lunar rainbow (excerpt)
Performer: Noriko Ogawa (piano)

36 00:58 Richard Strauss
Salome: Dance of the Seven Veils (excerpt)
Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Norman Del Mar (conductor)

37 00:58
Oscar Wilde
Salome, read by Simon Callow

38 01:00
Giovanni Pascoli translated by Arletta M. Abbott
Nightfall, read by Hayley Atwell

39 01:01 Benjamin Britten
Peter Grimes: Now the Great Bear and Pleiades (excerpt)
Performer: Philip Langridge (tenor), City of London Sinfonia, Richard Hickox (conductor)

40 01:04
Enid Blyton
Secret Seven read by Simon Callow

41 01:05 Malcolm Arnold orch Lane
Little Suite no.4, Op.80a: Rondo
Performer: Royal Ballet Sinfonia, Gavin Sutherland (conductor)

42 01:07
William Butler Yeats
In the Seven Woods read by Hayley Atwell

43 01:08 Antoine Reicha
Fugue no.24 for piano
Performer: Tiny Wirtz (piano)

44 01:10 Camille Saint‐Saëns
Septet: Intermede (excerpt)
Performer: Nash Ensemble

45 01:10
WH Auden
As I walked out one evening read by Simon Callow


SUN 18:45 Sunday Feature (b08k4s1k)
Hitting the High Notes

The story of jazz in the post-war era is one of revolution and rebellion, as musicians like Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk and Dizzy Gillespie re-invented the genre, giving birth to bebop.

But alongside the music, something else emerged in this period: a mini-epidemic of heroin use among jazz musicians which broke out in the mid-1940s, as the drug became more freely available in cities like New York, Philadelphia and Chicago.

The most notorious musician associated with drugs of addiction, then as of now, was also the greatest exponent of modern jazz - Charlie Parker. Parker's story, with its heady combination of drugs and music, is hard to ignore. But one man's story isn't science, and what's clear is that the use of heroin was much more widespread in the jazz community, involving hundreds of musicians as well as the fans of this new, modern style of music.

In their attempt to understand and tackle the rising problem of drug addiction and the moral panic that ensued, the US Government targeted and arrested many jazz musicians. But instead of sending them to conventional prisons, many ended up at an institution known as the Narcotic Farm, located in Lexington, Kentucky. Part prison, part hospital, it was the first attempt anywhere in the world to simultaneously treat addiction as a health problem, whilst studying the science behind it. Though it practiced an enlightened approach to therapy, it also carried out what today would be considered highly unethical experiments on patients, which even included re-addicting them in order to study the symptoms of withdrawal.

The roll-call of jazz musicians who spent time at Lexington is astonishing: Sonny Rollins, Elvin Jones, Chet Baker, Lee Morgan, Sonny Stitt, Bennie Green, Jackie MacLean, band leader and trumpeter Red Rodney ... the list goes on. What's perhaps even more surprising is that the doctors and the researchers who were at Lexington could have viewed jazz as part of the problem - as part of a number of elements that predisposed people to become heroin-addicted. Instead they chose to look at it as a potentially therapeutic activity. Musicians were given instruments and rooms where they could play for up to six hours a day. Collaboration was actively encouraged. As a result, bands formed - jazz super groups - who performed regularly in the prison's auditorium to enthusiastic audiences of patients, medical staff and guards. The shows became so famous that one band was invited onto the Johnny Carson Show on US television. Sadly the tape was destroyed a few years later - seemingly the only recording ever made.

In this programme, Dr Sally Marlow, an addiction researcher at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King's College London, examines the relationship between heroin and jazz in the post-war period and explores its impact on creativity, therapy and addiction science both then and now. She hears from musicians of that period, travels to Lexington and discovers that a recording of a 'Narco' concert, made by a member of staff in the late 1960s, has survived.

Image: ‘Jam session by patients at the Narcotic Farm’ © 1951, Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, NYWT&S Collection


SUN 19:30 Drama on 3 (b04p5202)
Juno and the Paycock

Sean O'Casey's hilarious tragic-comedy, set in a working-class Dublin tenement during the Irish Civil War, is now considered one of the finest Irish plays of the last century. Will a surprise inheritance improve life for the Boyle family?

Juno Boyle ..... Sorcha Cusack
Captain Boyle ..... Stanley Townsend
Joxer Daly ..... John Kavanagh
Mary Boyle ..... Beth Cooke
Johnny Boyle ..... Rory Fleck Byrne
Charles Bentham ..... Ruari Conaghan
Maisie Madigan ..... Michele Moran
Mrs Tancred ..... Marcella Riordan
'Needle' Nugent ..... Stephen Hogan
Furniture Man ..... David Cann
Neighbour ..... Craig Els
Neighbour ..... Scarlett Brookes

Adapted and directed by Peter Kavanagh.


SUN 21:30 Radio 3 in Concert (b0b4nswf)
2017 Niedersächsische Musiktage

Kate Molleson presents a second programme of highlights from the 2017 Niedersächsische Musiktage,, including Paul Hillier conducting ChorWerk Ruhr and the Osnabrück Symphony Orchestra in Tallis, Bach and Vasks at Osnabrück Cathedral, and Jukka-Pekka Saraste conducing the Junge Deutsche Philharmoie in Saariaho at the Grand Studio, NDR in Hanover.

Tallis
Spem in alium
ChorWerk Ruhr
Paul Hillier (conductor)

Kaija Saariaho
Laterna Magica
Junge Deutsche Philharmonie
Jukka-Pekka Saraste (conductor)

Bach
Ricercar a 6
Osnabrück Symphony Orchestra
Paul Hillier (conductor)

Peteris Vasks
Dona nobis pacem
Osnabrück Symphony Orchestra
ChorWerk Ruhr, Paul Hillier (conductor).


SUN 22:30 Early Music Late (b0b48mkj)
French Baroque chamber music from Ensemble Nevermind

Simon Heighes introduces chamber music by Marin Marais and François Couperin, performed by Ensemble Nevermind.

Marais: Suite No 4 in B flat (from Pièces en trio)
Couperin: L'Apothéose de Corelli
Couperin: La Piémontoise (from Les Nations)

Ensemble Nevermind

Recorded in Paradyz, Poland, as part of the 2017 (Music in Paradise Festival).


SUN 23:30 BBC National Orchestra of Wales (b0b4nswh)

Highlights from recent performances by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales with conductors Jac van Steen and B Tommy Andersson.

Hoddinott: Dragon Fire
Simon Holt: An Icicle of Moon
Michael Berkeley: Concerto for Orchestra

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
B Tommy Andersson (conductor)
Jac van Steen (conductor).



MONDAY 28 MAY 2018

MON 00:30 Through the Night (b0b48rcr)
Shostakovich, Stravinsky and Prokofiev

Russian music of the revolution from the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the 2017 BBC Proms. Presented by Jonathan Swain.

12:31 AM
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
Funeral Song Op 5 for orchestra
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)

12:41 AM
Traditional arr. Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
Song of the Volga Boatmen
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)

12:44 AM
Sergey Prokofiev (1891-19530
Violin Concerto No 1 in D major
Alina Ibragimova (violin), London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)

1:05 AM
Eugene Ysaye (1858-1931)
l'Aurore from Sonata No 5 in G major Op 27
Alina Ibragimova (violin)

1:10 AM
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
Russian Funeral
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)

1:17 AM
Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
Symphony No 11 in G minor, Op 103 (The Year 1905)
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)

2:15 AM
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Piano Sonata in D major (H.XVI.33)
Bart van Oort (fortepiano)

2:31 AM
Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
Holberg suite Op 40 vers. for string orchestra
Sofia Soloists, Plamen Djourov, (Conductor)

2:50 AM
Albert Moeschinger (1897-1985)
Quintet on Swiss folksongs for wind, Op 53
Members of La Strimpellata Chamber Orchestra (Bern)

3:10 AM
Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
Four Last Songs (Vier letzte Lieder) for voice & orchestra (AV.150) (1948)
Elisabeth Soderstrom (Soprano), Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink (Conductor)

3:30 AM
Jean Barriere (1705-1747)
Sonata No.10 in G major for 2 cellos
Duo Fouquet

3:39 AM
César Franck (1822-1890)
Pièce héroique in B minor (M.37) No.3 from 3 Pièces pour grand orgue (M.35-37)
Ljerka Ocic (organ of the Lisinski Concert Hall, Zagreb)

3:48 AM
Pietro Antonio Cesti (1623-1669)
Filosofia's Aria 'Sciolta il crin' & Amore's aria 'D'esser pazzo' from the prologue of 'Orontea'
Andrea Bierbaum (alto: Filosofia), Cettina Cadelo (soprano: Amore), Concerto Vocale, René Jacobs (conductor)

3:58 AM
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Quartet for oboe and strings (K.370) in F major
Peter Bree (oboe), Amsterdam String Trio

4:10 AM
Daniel-François-Esprit Auber (1782-1871)
Bolero - Ballet music no.2 from La Muette de Portici (Masaniello)
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra in Bratislava, Ondrej Lenard (Conductor)

4:18 AM
Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
William Tell - Overture
Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, Roman Zeilinger (conductor)

4:31 AM
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Concerto in F major (RV.442) for treble recorder
Michael Schneider (recorder), Camerata Köln

4:39 AM
Healey Willan (1880-1968)
Te Deum Laudamus
Vancouver Bach Choir, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Bruce Pullan (conductor)

4:51 AM
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Phantasiestucke, Op 73 (arranged for bassoon)
Luka Mitev (bassoon), Helena Kosem Kotar (piano)

5:03 AM
Django Reinhardt (1910-1953)
Minor Swing
Sandu Sura (cimbalom), Django Club Trio,

5:09 AM
Georg Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Concerto Grosso in F major, Op 6 No 2, HWV 320
European Union Baroque Orchestra, Lars Ulrik Mortensen (conductor)

5:21 AM
Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937)
Sheherazade - No 1 of 'Masques' for piano, Op 34
Natalya Pasichnyk (piano)

5:30 AM
Joseph Leopold von Eybler (1765-1846)
Symphony in C major
Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Andrew Manze (conductor)

5:54 AM
Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
Tapiola - symphonic poem, Op 112 (1926)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Ilan Volkov (conductor)

6:10 AM
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Suite for strings and continuo (TWV.55:Es3) in E flat major 'La Lyra'
B'Rock, Jurgen Gross (concert master).


MON 06:30 Breakfast (b0b48rd0)
Monday - Petroc Trelawny

Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests.

Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk.


MON 09:00 Essential Classics (b0b48rd4)
Monday with Ian Skelly - Jackie Kay, Service Stations, Schubert's Unfinished Symphony

Ian Skelly with Essential Classics - the best in classical music, today including works by Bach, Copland and Villa-Lobos

0930
Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist. Franz Schubert famously left his Symphony no.8 'Unfinished' - how would you continue the journey he started?

1010
Time Traveller - A quirky slice of cultural history. This morning, Kate Romano pootles up the motorway in search of the Great British service station

1050
Each day this week the poet and novelist Jackie Kay talks to Ian about the people, places, books and music that inspire her. Today she talks about her beloved city of Glasgow and how it's always been at the forefront of political discourse and protest.


MON 12:00 Composer of the Week (b0b48rdb)
Giovanni Gabrieli (c 1554/1557 - 1612), The Boy and the Uncle

The son of a Venetian linen weaver, Giovanni Gabrieli took his surname not from his father but from his uncle, the composer Andrea Gabrieli. Donald Macleod looks at the life and music of the celebrated Venetian organist and composer, focusing today on his relationship to his illustrious namesake..

In nobil sangue/ Amor se in lei
Consort of Musicke
Anthony Rooley, director

Alma cortes
European Chamber choir
Nicol Matt, director

Lieto Godea Sedendo
The King's Consort
Robert King, director

Fuga del Nono Tono
Canzon Xii T a 10 a due organi
Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini
Liuwe Tamminga

Angelus ad Pastores
O Magnum Mysterium
The Monteverdi Choir
The Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

Deus qui Beatum Marcum
Canzona [9] a 10
Gabrieli Consort & Players
Paul Macreesh, conductor

Toccata primi toni
Magnificat a 33
Benedictus Dominus a 8
La Capella Ducale
Musica Fiata Köln
Roland Wilson, director.


MON 13:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (b0b48rdg)
Wigmore Hall Mondays: Danish String Quartet

Live from Wigmore Hall, London, Andrew McGregor presents the Danish String Quartet, an ensemble whose sense of fun is always evident, in a concert of youthful works by Haydn & Mendelssohn.

Haydn: String Quartet in B flat major Op. 1 No. 1 "The Hunt"

Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 2 in A minor Op. 13

Danish String Quartet.


MON 14:00 Afternoon Concert (b0b48rdl)
Celebrating the BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Penny Gore presents the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in works by Haydn, Mozart, John Joubert and Guto Puw

Violinist Rachel Podger directs the orchestra in classical repertoire, followed by specially recorded performances including the world premiere of Guto Puw's 'Camouflage'

2.00pm
Haydn: Symphony no. 8 in G major H.1.8 (Le Soir)
Mozart: Violin Concerto no. 1 in B flat major K.207
Mozart: Adagio in E major K.261 for violin and orchestra
Haydn: Sinfonia concertante in B flat major H.1.105
Rachel Podger (violin)
José Luis Vegara (oboe)
Alice Neary (cello)
Jaroslaw Augustyniak (bassoon)
BBC NOW
Rachel Podger (director)

3.30pm
Ittai Shapira: Sephardic Journeys (concerto for violin, cello and orchestra)
Ittai Shapira (violin)
Thomas Carroll (cello)
BBC NOW
Rumon Gamba (conductor)

4.00pm
John Joubert: Symphony No. 3 on themes from the opera "Jane Eyre" Op.178
BBC NOW
William Boughton (conductor)

4.35pm
Guto Puw: Camouflage [world premiere]
BBC NOW
Jac van Steen (conductor).


MON 17:00 In Tune (b0b48rdn)
Radio 3 at The Biggest Weekend - Live from Coventry

Sean Rafferty presents live from BBC Music's Biggest Weekend in Coventry, with guests including the folk singer Eliza Carthy.


MON 19:00 In Tune Mixtape (b0b4nvh7)
Milos Karadaglic's Biggest Weekend Mixtape

In Tune's specially curated playlist, chosen by Miloš Karadaglić as part of BBC's Music Biggest Weekend.


MON 19:30 Radio 3 in Concert (b0b48rf0)
Radio 3 at The Biggest Weekend - Live from Coventry

Strictly stars Chloe Hewitt, Amy Dowden, AJ Pritchard and Gorka Marquez join Katie Derham, conductor Gavin Sutherland and the BBC Concert Orchestra for music and dance. There'll also be an appearance from the new BBC Young Musician winner Lauren Zhang; and in part 2 violin legend Nigel Kennedy plays excerpts from Vivaldi's Four Seasons, and his own unique tribute to Jimi Hendrix. Live from the War Memorial Park, Coventry.

Styne: Gypsy Overture
Rodgers: Carousel Waltz
arr. Paul Hart: Roaring Twenties Medley
Ary Barroso: Aquarela do Brasil
Tchaikovsky: Adagio from the Act III Grand Pas de Deux in Sleeping Beauty
Irving Berlin: Top Hat

BBC Young Musician winner - Lauren Zhang

INTERVAL

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (excerpts)
Classical Hendrix, featuring the music of Jimi Hendrix

Strictly dancers: Amy Dowden, Chloe Hewitt, Gorka Marquez, AJ Pritchard
Nigel Kennedy (acoustic & electric violin)
BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Gavin Sutherland.


MON 22:00 Music Matters (b0b48dgc)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:15 on Saturday]


MON 22:45 The Essay (b0b48rn8)
Wisdom from fictional females, Afua Hirsch on Maggie Tulliver

Afua Hirsch introduces us to her favourite female character in literature - Maggie Tulliver from George Eliot's 'Mill on the Floss' - and extracts the lessons we could all learn from her. Recorded at this week's Hay Festival 2018,

Afua is a writer, broadcaster and journalist; she is also a barrister with a speciality in international development. Her first book, titled 'Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging, was published in January 2018.

In this series of The Essay, five female writers offer a personal guide to favourite and well-known female fictional characters - extracting the lessons we could all learn from them.

The writers in this series include historian Bettany Hughes, poets Fiona Sampson and Mab Jones and award-winning novelist Francesca Rhydderch.

With Lunchtime Concert, In Tune, Free Thinking, The Verb and The Listening Service all broadcasting from the festival, The Essay is part of Hay Week at BBC Radio 3.


MON 23:00 Jazz Now (b0b48rnb)
Quintet Moderne

Soweto Kinch with a concert from Club W71 in Weikersheim, Germany by Quintet Moderne, with Harri Sjöström, reeds, Phil Wachsmann, viola; Sebi Tramontana, trombone; Teppo Hauto-Aho, bass; and Paul Lovens, drums. Plus more new music from BBC Introducing.



TUESDAY 29 MAY 2018

TUE 00:30 Through the Night (b0b48vy2)
Behold! The sea itself!

Jonathan Swain navigates us through a nautical night featuring Britten, Telemann and Gilson in music that sandwiches the BBC National Orchestra of Wales' 2012 Prom.

12:31 AM
Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
In the south (Alassio) - overture Op.50
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Ryan Wigglesworth (conductor)

12:52 AM
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Une barque sur l'océan
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Ryan Wigglesworth (conductor)

1:01 AM
Claude Debussy (1862-1918) Orch. Henry Wood (1869-1944)
La cathédrale engloutie
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Ryan Wigglesworth (conductor)

1:08 AM
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
La mer - three symphonic sketches
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Ryan Wigglesworth (conductor)

1:33 AM
Faure, Gabriel (1845-1924)
Pavane for orchestra (Op.50)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Grant Llewellyn (Conductor)

1:40 AM
Debussy, Claude [1862-1918]
Rhapsodie for Saxophone and Orchestra, arranged for saxophone and piano
Miha Rogina (saxophone), Jan Sever (piano)

1:52 AM
Franck, César (1822-1890)
Piano Quintet in F minor, Op.34 (Molto moderato quasi lento - allegro; Lento con molto sentimento; Allegro non troppo, ma con fuoco)
Imre Rohmann (piano), Bartók Quartet

2:26 AM
Boulanger, Lili (1893-1918)
Nocturne for flute and piano
Valentinas Gelgotas (flute), Audrone Kisieliute (piano)

2:31 AM
David Matthews [1943-]
A Vision of the Sea
BBC Philharmonic, Juanjo Mena (conductor)

2:54 AM
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)
Scheherazade - symphonic suite after 1001 Nights (Op.35)
Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Vytautas Lukocius (conductor)

3:38 AM
Bridge, Frank (1879-1941)
Hornpipe' - No.2 in G minor from 'Miniatures', Set 3 for violin, cello and piano
Moshe Hammer (violin), Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi (cello), William Tritt (piano)

3:41 AM
Vivaldi, Antonio (1678-1741)
Concerto in F (Rv.571) for violin, 2 oboes, 2 horns, bassoon & cello
Zefira Valova (Violin), Anna Starr (Oboe), Markus Muller (Oboe), Anneke Scott (Horn), Joseph Walters (Horn), moni Fischaleck (Bassoon), Les Ambassadeurs, Alexis Kossenko (Director)

3:51 AM
Milhaud, Darius (1892-1974)
Scaramouche
James Anagnoson, Leslie Kinton (pianos)

4:01 AM
Sermisy, Claudin de (c.1490-1562)
5 Chansons (Paris 1528-1538) (1. Au joly boys (Paris 1538); 2. Je ne menge point de porc (Paris, 1538); 3. Tant que vivray (Paris 1528); 4. Vien tost (Paris 1538); 5. Tu disoys que j'en mourroys (Paris 1530))
Ensemble Clement Janequin

4:11 AM
Mendelssohn, Felix (1809-1847)
Meeresstille und gluckliche Fahrt (Calm sea and a prosperous voyage) - overture (Op.27)
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Simone Young (conductor)

4:25 AM
Vaughan Williams, Ralph (1872-1958)
Sea Songs - Quick March
West Australian Symphony Orchestra, David Measham (conductor)

4:31 AM
William Walton (1902-1983)
"Two Pieces for Strings (from Henry V)
[1. Death of Falstaff; 2. Touch her soft lips and part "
Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, Roy Goodman (Conductor)

4:35 AM
Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770)
Sonata No.6, 'Senti lo Mare' (Listen to the Sea)
Elizabeth Wallfisch (Baroque violin)

4:42 AM
Chopin, Fryderyk [1810-1849]
Barcarolle in F sharp major (Op.60)
Anastasia Vorotnaya (piano)

4:51 AM
Britten, Benjamin [1913 - 1975]
4 Sea interludes (Op.33a)
BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sakari Oramo (conductor)

5:08 AM
Telemann, Georg Philipp (1681-1767)
Overture (Suite) (TWV.55:C3) in C major "Hamburger Ebbe und Fluth (Wasser-overture)"
Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Ketil Haugsand (conductor)

5:33 AM
Schubert, Franz (1797-1828)
Gesang der Geistern über den Wassern, Op.167 ('Spirits' song above the waters', words by Goethe)
Estonian National Male Choir, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Juri Alperten (director)

5:43 AM
Butterworth, Arthur [1923-2014]
Romanza for horn and strings
Martin Hackleman (horn), CBC Vancouver Orchestra, Mario Bernardi (conductor)

5:53 AM
Gilson, Paul (1865-1942)
La Mer (1892) - symphonic Sketches for orchestra, saxhorns and men's choir
Flemish Radio Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins (conductor).


TUE 06:30 Breakfast (b0b48vy4)
Tuesday - Petroc Trelawny

Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests.

Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk.


TUE 09:00 Essential Classics (b0b48vy6)
Tuesday with Ian Skelly - Jackie Kay, Chopin Polonaise in A flat, Celebrity Endorsement

Ian Skelly with Essential Classics - the best in classical music.
0930 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist.
1010 Time Traveller - A quirky slice of cultural history
1050 Each day this week the poet and novelist Jackie Kay talks to Ian about the people, places, books and music that inspire her.


TUE 12:00 Composer of the Week (b0b48vy8)
Giovanni Gabrieli (c 1554/1557 - 1612), Annus Horribilis

The year 1585 began with such promise for the new organist of St Mark's in Venice. Giovanni Gabrieli, the son of a linen weaver, had secured one of the most prestigious jobs in music, playing alongside his uncle Andrea. But within months he would face enormous challenges. Donald Macleod continues the story of Giovanni Gabrieli.

Sacri di Giove augei sacre Fenici
I Fagiolini,
Robert Hollingsworth, director

Udite, chiari e generosi figli
The King's Consort
Robert King, director

Magnificat a 20, a 28
Reconstructed Hugh Keyte
I Fagiolini
Robert Hollingsworth, director

Maria virgo
Litaniae Beatae Mariae virginis
Ex Cathedra
Jeffrey Skidmore, director

Sonata pian e forte
Sonata a 14
Taverner Consort
Andrew Parrott, director.


TUE 13:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (b0b48x4x)
2018 Hay Festival - Mendelssohn Plus performed by Soraya Mafi and Simon Lepper

Sarah Walker presents Mendelssohn Plus, with music performed by the soprano Soraya Mafi and the pianist Simon Lepper, recorded at St Mary's Church, Hay-on-Wye, during the 2018 Hay Festival. Included in the concert are a number of songs by Felix Mendelssohn such as his popular Auf Flugeln des Gesanges, On wings of song, as well as music by Robert and Clara Schumann, and Richard Strauss. Soraya Mafi also performs songs by Mendelssohn's sister, Fanny Hensel, including a romantic contemplation, Die Mainacht, and a collection of four songs by Johanna Muller-Hermann setting poems by Ricarda Huch, and two texts by the composer herself.

Soraya Mafi, soprano
Simon Lepper, piano

Mendelssohn: Auf Flugeln des Gesanges, Op 34 No 2
Hensel: Warum sind denn die Rosen so blass, Op 1 No 3
Mendelssohn: Sechs Lieder ohne Worte Op 30 No 3 (Adagio non troppo)
Hensel: Die Mainacht, Op 9 No 6
Hensel: Vier Lieder ohne Worte Op 8 No 3 (Larghetto - Lied)
Mendelssohn: Suleika, Op 34 No 4
Robert Schumann: Lied der Suleika, Op 25 No 9
Clara Schumann: Liebst du um Schonheit, Op 12 No 2
Robert Schumann: Widmung, Op 25 No 1
Muller-Hermann: Vier Lieder, Op 2
Richard Strauss: Schlagende Herzen, Op 29 No 2
Richard Strauss: Das Rosenband, Op 36 No 1
Richard Strauss: Standchen, Op 17 No 2
Richard Strauss: Morgen, Op 27 No 4

Produced by Luke Whitlock.


TUE 14:00 Afternoon Concert (b0b48x51)
Celebrating the BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Penny Gore with works by Sibelius, Nielsen and Hoddinott played by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Thomas Sondergard leads the orchestra in Scandinavian works both well and less-well known, followed by new and recent works by exciting composers from Wales and further afield

2.00pm
Sibelius: King Kristian II: Suite
Nielsen: Flute Concerto
Sibelius: Finlandia
Sibelius: Symphony No.5 in E-flat major
Matthew Featherstone (flute)
BBC NOW
Thomas Sondergard (conductor)

3.30pm
Hoddinott: Variants for Orchestra op. 47
BBC NOW
Jac van Steen (conductor)

3.55pm
Mark Bowden: Three interludes [world premiere]
BBC NOW
B Tommy Andersson (conductor)

4.05pm
Ittai Shapira: Midnight's Children (for clarinet, violin and orchestra)
Ittai Shapira (violin)
Robert Plane (clarinet)
BBC NOW
Rumon Gamba (conductor)

4.30pm
Mared Emlyn: Porthor (whistling Sands)
Ian Lawson: High Aldons
BBC NOW
B Tommy Andersson (conductor).


TUE 17:00 In Tune (b0b48x53)
Richard Egarr, Bram van Sambeek

Sean Rafferty presents a lively mix of conversation, arts news and live performance. His guests include harpsichordist and director Richard Egarr, who plays music from his latest CD live for us, and bassoonist Bram van Sambeek, who talks to us from Manchester, where he is in rehearsals with the Manchester Camerata for a concert juxtaposing Vivaldi with Metallica.


TUE 19:00 In Tune Mixtape (b0b68x8z)
Haydn, Ravel, Alma Mahler

In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, featuring music by Joseph Haydn, Maurice Ravel and Johann Sebastian Bach, as well as two great women composers, Alma Mahler and Clara Schumann.

Producer: Hayley Wiltshire.


TUE 19:30 Radio 3 in Concert (b0b48xqb)
Benjamin Grosvenor and Friends play Brahms and Schubert

Live from Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London
Presented by Mark Forrest

7.30pm
Brahms
Piano Quartet No 1 in G minor, Op 25

c.8.15pm
Interval Music

c.8.35pm
Schubert
Piano Quintet in A major, D 667 'Trout'

Benjamin Grosvenor (piano)
Hyeyoon Park (violin)
Brett Dean (viola)
Kian Soltani (cello)
Leon Bosch (double bass)

Piano superstar Benjamin Grosvenor is joined by an esteemed group of musicians including Hyeyoon Park, Brett Dean and Kian Soltani to perform Brahms' Piano Quartet No 1 in G minor, whose premiere in 1861 featured Clara Schumann as pianist. After the interval, Leon Bosch expands the ensemble for Schubert's Piano Quintet in A major, popularly known as the 'Trout Quintet' due to its fourth movement set of variations, based Schubert's song, The Trout.


TUE 22:00 Free Thinking (b0b48ygz)
Elif Shafak, Juan Gabriel Vásquez and Javier Cercas

The power of fiction, translating history and the public role of writer are debated as Shahidha Bari chairs a discussion recorded with the Colombian writer Juan Gabriel Vásquez, the Spanish writer Javier Cercas and the Turkish author Elif Shafak - recorded with an audience at the Hay Festival.

Javier Cercas' latest novel is The Impostor and his essay about fiction is called The Blind Spot.
Juan Gabriel Vásquez's new novel is called The Shape of the Ruins.
Elif Shafak is the author of novels including The Architect's Apprentice, Honour and Three Daughters of Eve.

Producer: Fiona McLean.


TUE 22:45 The Essay (b0b48yhy)
Wisdom from fictional females, Bettany Hughes on Helen of Troy

Recorded at this week's Hay Festival 2018, Bettany Hughes introduces us to her favourite female character in literature - Helen of Troy; a character written about in fiction for millennia - and extracts the lessons we could all learn from her.

Bettany is an historian, author and broadcaster, with her speciality in classical history. She has written a number of books including 'Helen of Troy: Goddess, Princess, Whore' and has presented for BBC Radio 3 for the Sunday Feature strand, for 'The Romans in Britain' in 2011 and for BBC Radio 4 in for a 3-part series 'Amongst the Medici' in 2006.

In this series of The Essay, five female writers offer a personal guide to favourite and well-known female fictional characters - extracting the lessons we could all learn from them.

The writers in this series include broadcaster Afua Hirsch, poets Fiona Sampson and Mab Jones and award-winning novelist Francesca Rhydderch.

With Lunchtime Concert, In Tune, Free Thinking, The Verb and The Listening Service all broadcasting from the festival, The Essay is part of Hay Week at BBC Radio 3.


TUE 23:00 Late Junction (b0b48yj2)
Nick Luscombe with music from The Biggest Weekend

Performance highlights recorded at BBC Music's The Biggest Weekend, which took place over the past few days across four sites in four nations: Belfast, Coventry, Perth, and Swansea. On this programme you can listen to some of the best stuff that featured on stages hosted by BBC Radio 3 and 6 Music, including the live set from Birmingham band Dorcha.

Also tonight, hear old and new music from the Nick Luscombe collection, including classic work by John Cage and John Foxx, and recent releases courtesy of Sebastien Reynolds and Chip Wickham.

Produced by Jack Howson for Reduced Listening.



WEDNESDAY 30 MAY 2018

WED 00:30 Through the Night (b0b48zlt)
Scandinavia comes to Germany

Jonathan Swain presents a concert from Heidelberg given by the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Hannu Lintu and Sol Gabetta including works by Sibelius, Martinu and Tchaikovsky.

12:31 AM
Jean Sibelius [1865-1957]
Symphony No 7 in C major, op 105
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Hannu Lintu (conductor)

12:53 AM
Bohuslav Martinu [1890-1959]
Cello Concerto No 1 in D, H 196
Sol Gabetta (cello), Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Hannu Lintu (conductor)

1:19 AM
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky [1840-1893]
Lensky's aria from Eugene Onegin (arrangement for violoncello)
Sol Gabetta (cello), Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Hannu Lintu (conductor)

1:26 AM
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky [1840-1893]
Symphony No 5 in E minor, op 64
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Hannu Lintu (conductor)

2:14 AM
Jean Sibelius [1865-1957]
Valso triste op 44, No 1
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Hannu Lintu (conductor)

2:20 AM
Sibelius, Jean (1865-1957)
5 Esquisses for piano (Op.114)
Rajja Kerppo (piano)

2:31 AM
Grieg, Edvard (1843-1907)
Quartet for strings in F major
Vertavo Quartet

2:48 AM
Beethoven, Ludwig van [1770 -1827]
Symphony No.7 in A major (Op.92)
Sinfonia Iuventus, Rafael Payare (conductor)

3:29 AM
Poulenc, Francis (1899-1963)
Capriccio - after Finale of cantata 'Le Bal masqué' vers. for 2 pianos
Wyneke Jordans (piano), Leo van Doselaar (piano)

3:34 AM
Mendelssohn, Felix (1809-1847)
Herbstlied, Op 84 No 2
Kaia Urb (soprano), Heiki Mätlik (guitar)

3:39 AM
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791)
Rondo in C major (K.373)
James Ehnes (violin), Mozart Anniversary Orchestra

3:45 AM
Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750)
Prelude and Fugue in C sharp (BWV 848)
Ivett Gyongyosii (piano)

3:49 AM
Gesualdo, Carlo (c.1560-1613), arr. Maxwell Davies, Peter (1934-2016)
2 Motets arr. Maxwell Davies for brass quintet : Peccantem me quotidiae; O vos omnes
The Graham Ashton Brass Ensemble (premiere recording of these transcriptions)

3:58 AM
Monti, Vittorio (1868-1922),
Csardas (originally for violin and piano),
Hungarian Brass Ensemble

4:02 AM
Brahms, Johannes (1833-1897) [orch. Martin Schmeling]
Hungarian Dance No.5
Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Stuart Challender (conductor)

4:05 AM
Paganini, Nicolò (1782-1840)
Sonata for violin and guitar No.3 in C major from Centone di sonate, Op 64
Andrea Sestakova (violin), Alois Mensik (guitar)

4:09 AM
Chopin, Frédéric (1810-1849), arr. Paganini, Nicolò (1782-1840)
Nocturne in D major (original in E flat) Op 9 No 2
Vilmos Szabadi (violin), Marta Gulyas (piano)

4:14 AM
Vivaldi, Antonio (1678-1741)
Nulla in mundo pax sincera for soprano and orchestra (RV.630)
Emma Kirkby (soprano), Academy of Ancient Music, Andrew Manze (director)

4:21 AM
Satie, Erik (1866-1925)
La Belle Excentrique
Pianoduo Kolacny

4:31 AM
Sibelius, Jean (1865-1957)
Finlandia Op.26 for orchestra
BBC Philharmonic, John Storgårds (conductor)

4:40 AM
Saint-Saëns, Camille (1835-1921)
Scherzo in B (Op.87)
Mårten Landström & Stefan Lindgren (pianos)

4:51 AM
Janácek, Leos (1854-1928)
Vlci stopa (The wolf's trail) for soprano, female choir & piano
Susse Lillesøe (soprano), Danish National Radio Choir, Per Salo (piano), Stefan Parkman (conductor)

4:59 AM
Mertz, Johann Kaspar (1806-1856)
Hungarian Fatherland Flowers
László Szendry-Karper (guitar)

5:07 AM
Nielsen, Carl (1865-1931)
An Imaginary journey to the Faroes - rhapsodic overture FS.123
Baltic Sea Youth Philharmonic, Kristjan Järvi (conductor)

5:13 AM
Mendelssohn, Felix (1809-1847)
4 songs from Im Grünen (Op.59): No.1 Im Grünen; No.4 Die Nachtigall; No.5 Ruhetal; No.6 Jagdlied
BBC Singers, Stephen Cleobury (conductor)

5:23 AM
Gershwin, George [1898-1937]
Piano Concerto in F major
Teodor Moussev (piano); Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra; Alexander Vladigerov (conductor)

5:57 AM
Dvorák, Antonín (1841-1904)
Piano Quintet in A major (B.155) (Op.81)
Menahem Pressler (piano), Orlando Quartet.


WED 06:30 Breakfast (b0b48zm0)
Wednesday - Petroc Trelawny

Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests.

Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk.


WED 09:00 Essential Classics (b0b48zm5)
Wednesday with Ian Skelly - Jackie Kay, Nocturne from Borodin's 2nd String Quartet, The Baddeley Cake

Ian Skelly with Essential Classics - the best in classical music.
0930 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist.
1010 Time Traveller - A quirky slice of cultural history
1050 Each day this week the poet and novelist Jackie Kay talks to Ian about the people, places, books and music that inspire her.


WED 12:00 Composer of the Week (b0b48zmb)
Giovanni Gabrieli (c 1554/1557 - 1612), Rocco Music

As well as holding the post of organist at Saint Mark's in Venice, Giovanni Gabrieli also had another 'income stream' as organist for the nearby Scuola Grande di San Rocco. Donald Macleod looks at some of the composer's magnificent works for this extraordinary institution.

Sonata (a 22)
Taverner Consort
Andrew Parrott, director

Cantate Domino a 8
In ecclesiis a 14
La Capella Ducale
Musica fiata Koln
Roland Wilson, director

Sonata con 3 violini
Sonata xviii a 14
La Capella Ducale
Musica Fiata Koln
Roland Wilson

In te Domine speravi
Beata es virgo (a 6 instr)
Exultavit cor meum
Currende, Concerto Palatino
Erik Van Neve, director

Canzon in echo a 12
Timor et tremor a 6
La Capella Ducale
Musica Fiata Koln
Roland Wilson, director.


WED 13:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (b0b48zmd)
2018 Hay Festival - Mendelssohn Plus performed by Tom Poster

Sarah Walker presents Mendelssohn Plus, with music performed by the pianist Tom Poster, recorded at St Mary's Church, Hay-on-Wye, during the 2018 Hay Festival. Included in the concert is a selection of Felix Mendelssohn's art songs for piano. This was a new genre at the time, and could be traced to the composer's childhood with his sister, Fanny Hensel, when they would both compose music for the piano and then add texts. Hensel also composed a Nocturne, which the pianist Tom Poster contrasts with other examples in this genre, including examples by Clara Schumann and Maria Szymanowska. The concert ends with scenes from the forest by Robert Schumann, involving a Hunter waiting in ambush, and also a visit to a Wayside Inn.

Tom Poster, piano

Mendelssohn: Sechs Lieder ohne Worte, Op 19b No 1 (Andante con moto)
Mendelssohn: Sechs Lieder ohne Worte, Op 30 No 6 (Venetianisches Gondellied)
Mendelssohn: Sechs Lieder ohne Worte, Op 53 No 2 (Allegro non troppo)
Szymanowska: Nocturne in B flat major
Hensel: Nocturne in G minor
Clara Schumann: Nocturne in F major, Op 6 No 2
Robert Schumann: Waldszenen, Op 82

Produced by Luke Whitlock.


WED 14:00 Afternoon Concert (b0b48zmy)
BBC Philharmonic: music by George Antheil live from Salford

Andrew McGregor presents a live invitation concert in which the BBC Philharmonic and chief guest conductor, John Storgårds, celebrate the self-styled "bad boy of music", George Antheil. Antheil's 'mechanistic' works made him the rage of the 1920s Parisian artistic community and 'bad boy' of the music scene

Antheil's First Symphony, "Zingaresca", dates from his early twenties. In 1922 Antheil announced that jazz was "one of the greatest artistic landmarks of modern art" and this symphony is a prime example of the way in which he incorporated the sounds and styles of jazz into classical music

Commissioned in 1952 to write music for a ballet based on a Hemingway short story, Antheil flavours his Capital of the World suite with American, Russian and Spanish influences

George Antheil:
Capital of the World suite
Symphony no. 1 "Zingaresca"

BBC Philharmonic
John Storgårds, conductor.


WED 15:30 Choral Evensong (b0b490h9)
Peterborough Cathedral 1972 Archive

An archive recording from Peterborough Cathedral (first broadcast 11 October 1972)

Introit: O bone Jesu (Philip Radcliffe)
Responses: Stanley Vann (Second Set)
Psalms 59, 60, 61 (Keeton, Walmisley, Duckworth)
First Lesson: 1 Chronicles 29 vv.1-9
Canticles: Howells in B minor
Second Lesson: Jude vv.1-16
Anthem: Like as the hart (Howells)

Stanley Vann (Master of the Music)
Andrew Newberry (Assistant Organist).


WED 16:30 New Generation Artists (b0b490hc)
Thibaut Garcia and Beatrice Rana

Guitarist Thibaut Garcia plays a sonata by the 18th-century composer Silvius Leopold Weiss, and pianist Beatrice Rana plays Debussy's baroque-influenced suite Pour le piano.

Weiss: Sonata in A minor, 'L'Infidèle'
Thibaut Garcia (guitar)

Debussy: Pour le piano
Beatrice Rana (piano).


WED 17:00 In Tune (b0b490hf)
Paul Lewis, Benjamin Hulett and Jonathan McGovern

Sean Rafferty presents a lively mix of conversation, arts news and live performance. His guests include pianist Paul Lewis, who performs live for us before giving solo recitals in Bristol, Cardiff and London. Tenor Benjamin Hulett and baritone Jonathan McGovern also perform live, before the opening of Mozart's The Magic Flute at Garsington Opera tomorrow.


WED 19:00 In Tune Mixtape (b0b3fm05)

In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, featuring favourites, lesser-known gems, and a few surprises. The perfect way to usher in your evening.


WED 19:30 Radio 3 in Concert (b0b490hh)
The BBC Philharmonic perform Szymanowski and Tchaikovsky

From the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester
Presented by Stuart Flinders

Szymanowski: Violin Concerto No 1

Music Interval

Tchaikovsky: 'Manfred' Symphony

Tasmin Little (violin)
BBC Philharmonic
Vassily Sinaisky (conductor)

Tchaikovsky's multi-coloured 'Manfred', inspired by Byron's poem, sees us travel on an epic musical journey with our hero in the Alps. We meet a fairy in a waterfall and spend time with the peasants who live and hunt in the mountains before being witness to his death. Tasmin Little joins the orchestra for Szymanowski's First Violin Concerto which opens the programme, a piece which also takes as its inspiration a poem, "May Night" by Tadeusz Miciński. Its undertones of the occult and mysticism which fascinated the poet inspired Szymanowski's concerto with its fantasy structure and captivating new sound world . "It is my greatest triumph" he wrote to the violinist for whom he'd composed it.


WED 22:00 Free Thinking (b0b490hk)
Rowan Williams and Simon Armitage

Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has written about Auden, Dostoevsky and tragedy. At Hay Festival he talks to poet Simon Armitage about landscape and war in poetry. Chaired by Rana Mitter.

Books by Rowan Williams include Dostoevsky: Language, Faith and Fiction and The Tragic Imagination. He is Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge.
Books by Simon Armitage include Selected Poems, Walking Home, Travelling Songs, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Homer's Odyssey. He is the current Oxford Professor of Poetry.

Producer: Fiona McLean.


WED 22:45 The Essay (b0b490hm)
Wisdom from fictional females, Fiona Sampson on Mother Courage

Recorded at this week's Hay Festival 2018, Fiona Sampson introduces us to her favourite female character in literature - Bertolt Brecht's anti-heroine Mother Courage, from his play 'Mother Courage and Her Children' - and extracts the lessons we could all learn from her.

Fiona is an award-winning poet and writer, who has published nearly 30 books, including collections of poetry and works on writing process. She contributes articles to newspapers including The Guardian, Sunday Times and The Independent. Her most recent publication is 'On the White Plain: the search for Mary Shelley'. Fiona was awarded an MBE in 2017.

In this series of The Essay, five female writers offer a personal guide to favourite and well-known female fictional characters - extracting the lessons we could all learn from them.

The writers in this series include broadcaster Afua Hirsch, historian Bettany Hughes, award-winning novelist Francesca Rhydderch and poet Mab Jones.

With Lunchtime Concert, In Tune, Free Thinking, The Verb and The Listening Service all broadcasting from the festival, The Essay is part of Hay Week at BBC Radio 3.


WED 23:00 Late Junction (b0b4nxs6)
Nick Luscombe

A midweek meander around unexplored, unexamined, uncompromising corners of music. Featured artists tonight include actress and luk thung singer Pumpuang Duangjan, composer and violist Walther Fähndrich, and alt-power-pop supergroup The Necessaries.

There's also time for a stopover in space, as Nick pays respects to Sun Ra, who died 25 years ago today.

Produced by Jack Howson for Reduced Listening.



THURSDAY 31 MAY 2018

THU 00:30 Through the Night (b0b492fy)
2016 George Enescu International Festival and Competition

Jonathan Swain presents performances from the Cello Category Finals of the 2016 George Enescu International Festival and Competition in Bucharest.

12:31 AM
Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
Cello Concerto in E minor, Op 85
Anastasia Kobekina (cello) , George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra, Bucharest, Alexander Bloch (conductor)

1:00 AM
Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)
Cello Concerto in B minor, Op 104
Mon-Puo Lee (cello) , George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra, Bucharest, Alexander Bloch (conductor)

1:41 AM
George Enescu (1881-1955)
Symphonie concertante in B minor for cello & orchestra, Op 8
Zlatomir Fung (cello) , George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra, Bucharest, Alexander Bloch (conductor)

2:05 AM
Dinu Lipatti (1917-1950)
2 Nocturnes for piano (1939)
Viniciu Moroianu (piano)

2:13 AM
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Daphnis & Chloé - Suite No 2
Romanian National Chamber Choir "Madrigal", Romanian Philharmonic Choir, Romanian National Radio Orchestra, Iosif Conta (conductor)

2:31 AM
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Davidde Penitente K.469 - cantata for 2 sopranos, tenor, choir and orchestra
Krisztina Laki (soprano I), Nicole Fallien (soprano II), Hans-Peter Blochwitz (tenor), Netherlands Chamber Choir, La Petite Bande, Sigiswald Kuijken (conductor)

3:18 AM
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Partita No 1 in B flat major BWV.825 for keyboard
Beatrice Rana (piano)

3:37 AM
Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)
Prelude for guitar No 2 in E major from 5 Preludes for guitar
Norbert Kraft (guitar)

3:40 AM
Knudåge Riisager (1897-1974)
Little Overture
CBC Vancouver Orchestra, Mario Bernardi (conductor)

3:46 AM
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Trio for strings in B flat major Op 53 No 2, arr. from Piano Sonata (H.16.41)
Leopold String Trio

3:54 AM
Gabriel Faure (1845-1924)
Reflets dans l'eau from Mirages Op 113
Ronan Collett (baritone), Nicholas Rimmer (piano)

3:59 AM
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Phantasiestucke Op 73 for clarinet & piano
Algirdas Budrys (clarinet), Sergejus Okrusko (piano)

4:10 AM
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Concerto for trumpet & orchestra in D major
Friedemann Immer (trumpet), Musica Antiqua Koln, Reinhard Goebel (director)

4:18 AM
Johannes Bernardus van Bree (1801-1857)
Concert Overture in B minor
Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra, Jac van Steen (conductor)

4:31 AM
Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943) arr. Alan Arnold
Vocalise Op 34 No 14 arr Arnold for viola and piano
Győző Máté (viola), Balázs Szokolay (piano)

4:36 AM
Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937)
From 20 Mazurkas for piano Op 50: No 1 in E major; No 2; No 13
Ashley Wass (piano)

4:45 AM
Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Rejoice in the Lord alway, Z.49 (Bell Anthem)
Alex Potter (countertenor), Samuel Boden (tenor), Matthew Brook (bass), Collegium Vocale Ghent, Philippe Herreweghe (director)

4:54 AM
Antonio Salieri (1750-1825)
Organ Concerto in C major
Ivan Sarajishvili (organ), Brussels Chamber Orchestra,

5:11 AM
John Thomas (1826-1913)
Grand Duet for two harps in E flat minor
Myong-ja Kwan , Hyon-son La (harps)

5:26 AM
Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897-1957)
Aria: 'Mein Sehnen, mein Wähnen' (from 'Die tote Stadt', Act 2)
Brett Polegato (baritone), Canadian Opera Company Orchestra, Richard Bradshaw (conductor)

5:30 AM
Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
Prelude and Liebestod - from the opera Tristan and Isolde
BBC Philharmonic, Vassily Sinaisky (conductor)

5:49 AM
Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
Trio in E minor, "Dumky" Op 90
Grieg Trio

6:19 AM
Frantisek Jiranek (1698-1778)
Concerto in F major for bassoon, strings and continuo
Collegium Marianum, Sergio Azzolini (bassoon), Jana Semeradova (director).


THU 06:30 Breakfast (b0b492g0)
Thursday - Petroc Trelawny

Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests.

Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk.


THU 09:00 Essential Classics (b0b492g2)
Thursday with Ian Skelly - Dancing Queen, Vaughan Williams' The Lark Ascending, Jackie Kay

Ian Skelly with Essential Classics - the best in classical music.
0930 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist.
1010 Time Traveller - A quirky slice of cultural history
1050 Each day this week the poet and novelist Jackie Kay talks to Ian about the people, places, books and music that inspire her.


THU 12:00 Composer of the Week (b0b492g4)
Giovanni Gabrieli (c 1554/1557 - 1612), Friends in High Places

For the son of a humble linen weaver, Gabrieli achieved extraordinary acclaim and success in his native Venice. This was due not only to his extraordinary musical abilities, but also to his great skill in satisfying the demands of wealthy patrons and cultivating friendships with some of Venice's wealthy mercantile class. Donald Macleod continues his account of Gabrieli's life and music, looking today at the influence of patrons on some of the composer's works.

Buccinate in Neomenia tuba
Canzon XVII a 12
La Capella Ducale
Musica Fiata Köln
Roland Wilson, director

Canzona 16 a 15
Omnes gentes a 16
Gabrieli Consort & Players
Paul McCreesh, conductor

Sonata octavi toni a 12
Sonata con voce Dulcis iesu
Gabrieli Consort & Players
Paul McCreesh, director

Jubilate Deo Omnis Terra a 10
Canzona Terza a 6
The Choir of King's College Cambridge
His Majesty's Sagbutts & Cornetts
Stephen Cleobury, conductor

Vox Domini super aquas Jordanis a 10
Magnificat a 12
Ex Cathedra
His Majesty's Sagbutts & Cornetts
Concerto Palatino
Jeffrey Skidmore, conductor.


THU 13:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (b0b492g6)
2018 Hay Festival - Mendelssohn Plus performed by the Albion Quartet

Sarah Walker presents Mendelssohn Plus with music performed by the Albion Quartet, recorded at St Mary's Church, Hay-on-Wye, during the 2018 Hay Festival. Included in the concert is Mendelssohn's Capriccio for string quartet, written in 1843 just a few years before the composer's early death. Also in one movement is Maconchy's third string quartet. This was written in 1938 just before the outbreak of World War Two for the New Hungarian Quartet. It was another ensemble, the Florentine Quartet who contacted Dvorak with a commission for something Slavonic. This was due to the composer's recent success with his first set of Slavonic Dances. Dvorak's response was his tenth string quartet, which includes a Czech polka and a Ukrainian dumka.

Albion Quartet
Tamsin Waley-Cohen, violin
Emma Parker, violin
Rosalind Ventris, viola
Nathaniel Boyd, cello

Mendelssohn: Capriccio, Op 81
Maconchy: String Quartet No 3, Op 15
Dvorak: String Quartet No 10 in E flat, Op 51 (Slavonic)

Produced by Luke Whitlock.


THU 14:00 Afternoon Concert (b0b492g8)
Opera Matinee: Puccini's Il trittico

Penny Gore present's a production of Puccini's Il trittico from the Bavarian State Opera, conducted by Kirill Petrenko

Jealousy and murder, loss and suicide, romance and trickery all feature in Puccini's trilogy of one-act operas, taking us from the gritty banks of the River Seine, to a convent doomed to tragedy, finally on to knock-about comedy

2.00pm
Puccini: Il tabarro
Michele, a barge-owner................Wolfgang Koch (baritone)
Luigi, a stevedore .......................Yonghoon Lee (tenor)
Giorgetta, Michele's wife........Eva-Maria Westbroek (soprano)

2.50pm
Puccini: Suor Angelica
Sister Angelica........................Ermonela Jaho (soprano)
The Princess, Angelica's aunt....Michaela Schuster (contralto)
The Abbess......................Claudia Mahnke (mezzo-soprano)
The Monitress................Helena Zubanovich (mezzo-soprano)
The Mistress of the Novices..Jennifer Johnston (mezzo-soprano)
Sister Genovieffa....................Anna El-Khashem (soprano)
Sister Osmina.............Annette Beck-Schäfer (mezzo-soprano)
Sister Dolcina..........................Paula Iancic (soprano)

3.40pm
Puccini: Gianni Schicchi
Gianni Schicchi....................Ambrogio Maestri (baritone)
Lauretta, Schicchi's daughter.............Rosa Feola (soprano)
Zita, cousin of Buoso Donati.....Michaela Schuster (contralto)
Rinuccio, Zita's nephew..................Pavol Breslik (tenor)
Gherardo, Buoso's nephew....................Dean Power (tenor)
Nella, Gherardo's wife................Selene Zanetti (soprano)
La Ciesca....................Jennifer Johnston (mezzo-soprano)

Bavarian State Opera Chorus and Children's Chorus
Bavarian State Opera Orchestra
Kirill Petrenko (conductor).


THU 17:00 In Tune (b0b492gb)
Hyeyoon Park and Benjamin Grosvenor, Katarina Karnéus

Sean Rafferty presents a lively mix of conversation, arts news and live performance. His guests include violinist Hyeyoon Park and pianist Benjamin Grosvenor, who perform live for us before a recital in Malvern, and mezzo Katarina Karnéus, who joins us down the line from Belfast where she is performing with the Ulster Orchestra.


THU 19:00 In Tune Mixtape (b0b3fqq4)
Music for Partying

In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of non-stop music to put a smile on your face and get you in the mood for a party. Featuring favourites, lesser-known gems, and a few surprises, with lively and spirit-lifting tracks by Mozart, Verdi, Rodrigo, and Joby Talbot's ballet Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The perfect prelude to a party!


THU 19:30 Radio 3 in Concert (b0b492gd)
Vox Luminis at Cadogan Hall

Vox Luminis was founded by its artistic director Lionel Meunier only in 2004 but the Belgian vocal ensemble has quickly gained an international reputation. Their concert, recorded last week as part of the Choral at Cadogan series, showcases some of the supreme masterpieces of English polyphony, including John Sheppard's epic Media vita, one of the greatest of all settings from the Tudor period, unique in its scale and expressive power.

Programme includes:
Thomas Tallis: O nata lux
Robert White: Christe, qui lux es et dies I
John Sheppard: In manus tuas
John Sheppard: Media vita
Thomas Tallis: Lamentations of Jeremiah I & II
Thomas Tomkins: Funeral Sentences

Vox Luminis
Lionel Meunier (director).


THU 22:00 Free Thinking (b0b56cpb)
American slavery, the occult and modern politics

Iraq vet and novelist Kevin Powers, and American writer Gary Lachman with Matthew Sweet. Kevin Powers' prize winning novel The Yellow Birds explored the experience of soldiers and their lack of control. His new novel looks at the American Civil War different attitudes towards slavery.
Gary Lachman discusses non-rational or pre-Enlightenment thinking in contemporary politics and culture as he publishes his latest book called Dark Star Rising: Magick and Power in the Age of Trump.

Producer: Torquil MacLeod.


THU 22:45 The Essay (b0b492gg)
Wisdom from fictional females, Francesca Rhydderch on Orlando

Recorded at this week's Hay Festival 2018, Francesca Rhydderch introduces us to her favourite female character in literature - Virginia Woolf's, arguably, most playful and ground-breaking character Orlando from her novel 'Orlando: A Biography' - and extracts the lessons we could all learn from her.

Francesca is an Associate Professor at Swansea University, with her area of expertise in creative writing. Her debut novel, 'The Rice Paper Diaries', won the Wales Book of the Year Fiction Prize 2014 and her novel 'The Taxidermist's Daughter' was shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award in the same year.

In this series of The Essay, five female writers offer a personal guide to favourite and well-known female fictional characters - extracting the lessons we could all learn from them.

The writers in this series include broadcaster Afua Hirsch, historian Bettany Hughes and poets Fiona Sampson and Mab Jones.

With Lunchtime Concert, In Tune, Free Thinking, The Verb and The Listening Service all broadcasting from the festival, The Essay is part of Hay Week at BBC Radio 3.


THU 23:00 Exposure (b0b492gj)
Sheffield, Heavy Lifting, Jim Ghedi, Stephen Chase

Verity Sharp hosts a concert from Sheffield, showcasing local artists working in experimental music genres.
Recorded at Picture House Social earlier this month, it features sets from guitarist Jim Ghedi playing his folk-inspired compositions; live-coded electronic music from
Lucy Cheesman, aka Heavy Lifting; and semi-improvised ensemble pieces by composer Stephen Chase.



FRIDAY 01 JUNE 2018

FRI 00:00 Late Junction (b0b5j1g4)
Lucrecia Dalt's Late Junction Mixtape

Ambient and minimalist musician Lucrecia Dalt compiles an amazing, mercurial thirty-minute mix. Get set for surrealism, science, and sound art.

After working as a geotechnical engineer in her native Colombia, Dalt has since moved to Barcelona, and then Berlin. Over the past decade her albums have travelled from playful experimental pop towards deeper levels of abstraction and mystery. Her work is often compared to that of Laurie Anderson, though her latest LP 'Anticlines' is possibly most reminiscent of Daphne Oram, of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

As the latest in the line of Late Junction Mixtape compilers, Dalt follows in the recent steps of the likes of Chaines, Jim O'Rourke, Alasdair Roberts, and Otomo Yoshihide.

Produced by Jack Howson for Reduced Listening.


FRI 00:30 Through the Night (b0b49432)
2017 BBC Proms: Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky

Jonathan Swain presents a BBC Prom from 2017 with Semyon Bychkov conducting the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Taneyev, Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky.

12:31 AM
Sergey Ivanovich Taneyev (1856-1915)
The Oresteia - concert overture, Op 6
BBC Symphony Orchestra, Semyon Bychkov (conductor)

12:49 AM
Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
Piano Concerto No 1 in F sharp minor, Op 1
Kirill Gerstein (piano), BBC Symphony Orchestra, Semyon Bychkov (conductor)

1:16 AM
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Manfred symphony, Op 58
BBC Symphony Orchestra, Semyon Bychkov (conductor)

2:17 AM
Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953) arranged by Adolf Gottlieb
Cinderella Fantasy Suite
Aglika Genova (piano), Liuben Dimitrov (piano)

2:31 AM
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Suite for Solo Cello No 6 in D major BWV.1012
Guy Fouquet (cello)

3:02 AM
Albertus Groneman (c.1710-1778)
Concerto in G major for flute, 2 violins & basso continuo
Jed Wentz (flute), Manfred Kraemer and Laura Johnson (violins), Musica ad Rhenum

3:17 AM
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Simone Young (conductor)

3:28 AM
Anon (arr. Goff Richards)
Bailèro
Phoenix Chamber Choir, Ramona Luengen (conductor)

3:31 AM
Morten Lauridsen (b.1943)
Contre qui Rose (1993) - 2nd movement from Les Chanson des Roses
Phoenix Chamber Choir, Ramona Luengen (conductor)

3:34 AM
Lionel Daunais (1901-1982) [text: Apollinaire]
Le Pont Mirabeau (1977)
Phoenix Chamber Choir, Ramona Luengen (director)

3:37 AM
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Intermezzo in A major Op 118 No 2
Jane Coop (piano)

3:44 AM
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Symphony No 22 H.1.22 in E flat major "The Philosopher"
Prima La Musica, Dirk Vermeulen (conductor)

4:01 AM
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Ch'io mi scordi di te...? Non temer, amato bene K.505 (concert aria)
Andrea Rost (soprano), Zoltán Kocsis (piano), Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra

4:11 AM
Trad. Hungarian
18th Century Dances
Csaba Nagy (solo recorder), Camerata Hungarica, László Czidra (conductor)

4:17 AM
Bela Bartok (1881-1945)
Romanian folk dances Sz.68 orch. from Sz.56 (orig. for piano)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, James Clark (Conductor)

4:24 AM
Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
Fantaisie-impromptu in C sharp minor Op 66
Anastasia Vorotnaya (piano)

4:31 AM
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave) - overture, Op 26
Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, Takuo Yuasa (conductor)

4:43 AM
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
3 Lieder, arr. for cello and piano
Sol Gabetta (cello), Bertrand Chamayou (piano)

4:51 AM
Georg Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Si, si, fellon, t'intendo..' & 'Fra Tempeste funeste a quest'alma' - Unulfo's recitative and aria from Act 2 of the opera 'Rodelinda, regina de Longobardi'
Matthew White (counter-tenor), Arte dei Suonatori, Eduardo Lopez (conductor)

4:57 AM
Jacob Wilhelm Lustig (1706-1796)
Movements No 4 (Temps de Menuet) & No.5 (Promptement) - from Sonata No 5 in A minor
Stef Tuinstra (1808 Freytag organ of the Hervormde kerk, Finsterwolde)

5:05 AM
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Grand Motet 'Deus judicium tuum regi da' (Psalm 71)
Veronika Winter (soprano), Andrea Stenzel (soprano), Patrick von Goethem (alto), Markus Schäfer (tenor), Ekkehard Abele (bass), Rheinische Kantorei, Das Kleine Konzert, Hermann Max (conductor)

5:25 AM
Franz Schubert (1797-1828), transcr. Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Die Forelle S.564
Simon Trpceski (piano)

5:30 AM
Toivo Kuula (1883-1918)
South Ostrobothnian Suite No 1
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Jorma Panula (conductor)

5:56 AM
Gustav Uwe Jenner (1865-1920)
Trio in E flat for clarinet, horn and piano (1900)
James Campbell (clarinet), Martin Hackleman (horn), Jane Coop (piano)

6:23 AM
Diego Ortiz (c.1510-c.1570) / Pierre Sandrin (c.1490-c.1561)
Ortiz: La Spagna (from Trattado de glosas, 1553); Sandrin: Doulce Memoire (from Le Paragon des chansons, 1538); Ortiz: Recercada segonda sobre doulce memoire (from Trattado de glosas, 1553)
Trio Montparnasse: Anne Azéma (soprano in "Doulce Memoire"), Carol Lewis (viola da gamba), Olav Chris Henriksen (vihuela).


FRI 06:30 Breakfast (b0b49436)
Friday - Petroc Trelawny

Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests.

Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk.


FRI 09:00 Essential Classics (b0b49438)
Friday with Ian Skelly - Georgian Robots, Jackie Kay, Corelli's La Follia

Ian Skelly with Essential Classics - the best in classical music.
0930 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist.
1010 Time Traveller - A quirky slice of cultural history
1050 Each day this week the poet and novelist Jackie Kay talks to Ian about the people, places, books and music that inspire her.


FRI 12:00 Composer of the Week (b0b4943b)
Giovanni Gabrieli (c 1554/1557 - 1612), Gabrieli Magnifico

At the start of his career the composer was known merely as 'Ser Giovanni Gabrieli'; by the end he was addressed as 'Il Magnifico signor'. Donald Macleod completes his account of Giovanni Gabrieli, looking today at the extraordinary affection in which he was held by his numerous international pupils.

Canzon per sonare no 2
Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
Chicago Brass

Kyrie
The King's Consort
Robert King, director

Canzon I, La Spiritata 4 (1608)
Ricercare sopra re mi don a 4
Hesperion XX
Jordi Savall, director

O Iesu mi dulcissime a 8 (1615) 6'21
Exultet iam angelica turba a 17 4'41
Ex Cathedra
His Majesty's Sagbutts and Cornetts
Concerto Palatino
Jeffrey Skidmore, conductor

Deus in nomine tuo (1613)
Audite Coeli a 12, Kassel (1613)
Musicalische Compagney
Holger Eichhorn, director

Quem vidistis pastores
Choir of King's College Cambridge
His Majesty's Sagbutts
Stephen Cleobury conductor.


FRI 13:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (b0b4943d)
Michael Collins and Friends at LSO St Lukes

Sarah Walker presents Mendelssohn Plus, with music performed by the cellist Ildiko Szabo and the pianist Roman Rabinovich, recorded at St Mary's Church, Hay-on-Wye, during the 2018 Hay Festival. Included in the concert is Felix Mendelssohn's first cello sonata, composed in 1838 for his brother Paul who was an amateur cellist, and written at a happy time when the Mendelssohn's were expecting their first child. In contrast the E minor sonata by Dora Pejacevic was composed just before the outbreak of World War One, and revised in 1915. This was a period when the composer reached her creative maturity, penning many large-scale works including a symphony and a piano concerto.

Ildiko Szabo, cello
Roman Rabinovich, piano

Mendelssohn: Cello Sonata No 1 in B flat, Op 45
Pejacevic: Sonata for cello and piano in E minor, Op 35

Produced by Luke Whitlock.


FRI 14:00 Afternoon Concert (b0b4943g)
Celebrating the BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Penny Gore presents the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in works by Strauss, Brahms and B Tommy Andersson

Polish soprano Aga Mikolaj joins the orchestra for Richard Strauss's ravishing Four Last Songs, and there are new and recent works by Simon Holt, John Joubert and B Tommy Andersson

2.00pm
Mozart: Overture to Le Nozze di Figaro K.492
Richard Strauss: Vier Letzte Lieder, Av. 150
Brahms: Symphony no. 4 in E minor Op.98
Aga Mikolaj (soprano)
BBC NOW
Otto Tausk (conductor)

3.10pm
Simon Holt: St Vitius in the Kettle
BBC NOW
B Tommy Andersson (conductor)

3.20pm
B Tommy Andersson Violin Concerto (Homage to Michelangelo)
Chloe Hanslip (violin)
BBC NOW
B Tommy Andersson (conductor)

3.45pm
Messiaen Le Tombeau resplendissant
BBC NOW
B Tommy Andersson (conductor)

4.00pm
John Joubert: Piano Concerto Op. 25
Martin Jones (piano)
BBC NOW
William Boughton (conductor)

4.30pm
Sarah Lianne Lewis: Is there no seeker of dreams
BBC NOW
Jac van Steen (conductor)

4.40pm
Luciano Williamson: Electric Bagatelle
BBC NOW
B Tommy Andersson (conductor).


FRI 17:00 In Tune (b0b4943j)
Maya Youssef Trio, Cheryl Frances-Hoad, I Musicanti

Sean Rafferty presents a lively mix of music chat and arts news. His guests include Syrian qanun player Maya Youssef and her trio, who perform live for us before their appearance at the Songlines Encounters Festival. Chamber group I Musicanti also play live and look forward to the final concert in their 'Alexandra and the Russians' series at St John's Smith Square. Plus composer Cheryl Frances-Hoad talks about her new piano concerto, which receives its world premiere at St John's Waterloo next week.


FRI 19:00 In Tune Mixtape (b0b3ft9v)
Evelyn Glennie's Biggest Weekend Mixtape

A specially-curated Mixtape for BBC Music's Biggest Weekend by acclaimed percussionist Evelyn Glennie, including music by Janáček, Arvo Pärt and Björk.


FRI 19:30 Radio 3 in Concert (b0b4943l)
Julian Rachlin conducts Royal Northern Sinfonia live at Sage Gateshead

Although he never completed a cello concerto Tchaikovsky had an affiliation with the instrument as the first two works in this evening's concert showcase. The soloist for both the Rococo Variations and Andante Cantabile is acclaimed cellist Jian Wang.

In the second half Royal Northern Sinfonia will perform Tchaikovsky's 4th Symphony. It took seven months to compose and during that time he met, married and divorced a woman who claimed to be a former pupil of his. The bitterness and despair that accompanied that time permeates the work.

Programme:
Tchaikovsky - Variations on a Rococo Theme
Tchaikovsky - Andante Cantabile

Interval

Tchaikovsky - Symphony No.4

Royal Northern Sinfonia
Jian Wang (cello)
Julian Rachlin (conductor)

Presented by Adam Tomlinson.


FRI 22:00 The Verb (b0b49445)
The Verb at the Hay Festival.

The Verb at the Hay Festival with The Last Poets, Michael Morpurgo and Helen Mort.


FRI 22:45 The Essay (b0b4944h)
Wisdom from fictional females, Mab Jones on Jane Eyre

Recorded at this week's Hay Festival 2018, Mab Jones introduces us to her favourite female character in literature - Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, with whom she identifies most - and extracts the lessons we could all learn from her.

Mab is a poet and a recent recipient of a Creative Wales Award, and a frequent presenter of BBC radio documentaries, including 'Hiraeth' and 'The Black Chair'. Mab is also the coordinator of International Dylan Thomas Day, consisting of 62 events around the globe. Her publications include 'Poor Queen' and 'take your experience and peel it'.

In this series of The Essay, five female writers offer a personal guide to favourite and well-known female fictional characters - extracting the lessons we could all learn from them.

The writers in this series include broadcaster Afua Hirsch, historian Bettany Hughes, poet Fiona Sampson and award-winning novelist Francesca Rhydderch.

With Lunchtime Concert, In Tune, Free Thinking, The Verb and The Listening Service all broadcasting from the festival, The Essay is part of Hay Week at BBC Radio 3.


FRI 23:00 Music Planet (b0b4944r)
Lopa Kothari at BBC Music's Biggest Weekend in Coventry

Lopa Kothari with highlights from BBC Music's Biggest Weekend in Coventry, including a set from Angelique Kidjo. Plus a Mixtape from Rita Ray and a Road Trip to Colombia.

Radio 3 were in Coventry last Monday, and Music Planet brings together some of the best moments. Including performances from superstar singer from Benin Angelique Kidjo, English folk singers Jon Boden and Eliza Carthy with the Wayward Band,, plus local bhangra artists JK.

With a Mixtape from Rita Ray, presenter of BBC Four's Music in Africa, and a Road Trip to Colombia.




LIST OF THIS WEEK'S PROGRAMMES
(Note: the times link back to the details; the pids link to the BBC page, including iPlayer)

Afternoon Concert 14:00 MON (b0b48rdl)

Afternoon Concert 14:00 TUE (b0b48x51)

Afternoon Concert 14:00 WED (b0b48zmy)

Afternoon Concert 14:00 THU (b0b492g8)

Afternoon Concert 14:00 FRI (b0b4943g)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales 23:30 SUN (b0b4nswh)

Breakfast 07:00 SAT (b0b48988)

Breakfast 07:00 SUN (b0b48h7v)

Breakfast 06:30 MON (b0b48rd0)

Breakfast 06:30 TUE (b0b48vy4)

Breakfast 06:30 WED (b0b48zm0)

Breakfast 06:30 THU (b0b492g0)

Breakfast 06:30 FRI (b0b49436)

Choir and Organ 16:00 SUN (b0b56b33)

Choral Evensong 15:00 SUN (b0b3c5h8)

Choral Evensong 15:30 WED (b0b490h9)

Composer of the Week 12:00 MON (b0b48rdb)

Composer of the Week 12:00 TUE (b0b48vy8)

Composer of the Week 12:00 WED (b0b48zmb)

Composer of the Week 12:00 THU (b0b492g4)

Composer of the Week 12:00 FRI (b0b4943b)

Drama on 3 19:30 SUN (b04p5202)

Early Music Late 22:30 SUN (b0b48mkj)

Essential Classics 09:00 MON (b0b48rd4)

Essential Classics 09:00 TUE (b0b48vy6)

Essential Classics 09:00 WED (b0b48zm5)

Essential Classics 09:00 THU (b0b492g2)

Essential Classics 09:00 FRI (b0b49438)

Exposure 23:00 THU (b0b492gj)

Free Thinking 22:00 TUE (b0b48ygz)

Free Thinking 22:00 WED (b0b490hk)

Free Thinking 22:00 THU (b0b56cpb)

Geoffrey Smith's Jazz 00:00 SUN (b0b48h6p)

Hear and Now 22:00 SAT (b0b48dtb)

In Tune Mixtape 19:00 MON (b0b4nvh7)

In Tune Mixtape 19:00 TUE (b0b68x8z)

In Tune Mixtape 19:00 WED (b0b3fm05)

In Tune Mixtape 19:00 THU (b0b3fqq4)

In Tune Mixtape 19:00 FRI (b0b3ft9v)

In Tune 17:00 MON (b0b48rdn)

In Tune 17:00 TUE (b0b48x53)

In Tune 17:00 WED (b0b490hf)

In Tune 17:00 THU (b0b492gb)

In Tune 17:00 FRI (b0b4943j)

Inside Music 13:00 SAT (b0b48dgf)

International Rostrum of Composers 21:25 SAT (b0b48dt8)

J to Z 17:00 SAT (b0b48dgm)

Jazz Now 23:00 MON (b0b48rnb)

Jazz Record Requests 16:00 SAT (b0b48dgk)

Late Junction 23:00 TUE (b0b48yj2)

Late Junction 23:00 WED (b0b4nxs6)

Late Junction 00:00 FRI (b0b5j1g4)

Music Matters 12:15 SAT (b0b48dgc)

Music Matters 22:00 MON (b0b48dgc)

Music Planet 23:00 FRI (b0b4944r)

New Generation Artists 16:30 WED (b0b490hc)

Opera on 3 18:30 SAT (b0b48dgr)

Private Passions 12:00 SUN (b0b4px9g)

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert 13:00 SUN (b0b3bz1v)

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert 13:00 MON (b0b48rdg)

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert 13:00 TUE (b0b48x4x)

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert 13:00 WED (b0b48zmd)

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert 13:00 THU (b0b492g6)

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert 13:00 FRI (b0b4943d)

Radio 3 in Concert 21:30 SUN (b0b4nswf)

Radio 3 in Concert 19:30 MON (b0b48rf0)

Radio 3 in Concert 19:30 TUE (b0b48xqb)

Radio 3 in Concert 19:30 WED (b0b490hh)

Radio 3 in Concert 19:30 THU (b0b492gd)

Radio 3 in Concert 19:30 FRI (b0b4943l)

Record Review 09:00 SAT (b0b48dg9)

Sound of Cinema 15:00 SAT (b0b48dgh)

Sunday Feature 18:45 SUN (b08k4s1k)

Sunday Morning 09:00 SUN (b0b48h89)

The Early Music Show 14:00 SUN (b03f861w)

The Essay 22:45 MON (b0b48rn8)

The Essay 22:45 TUE (b0b48yhy)

The Essay 22:45 WED (b0b490hm)

The Essay 22:45 THU (b0b492gg)

The Essay 22:45 FRI (b0b4944h)

The Listening Service 17:00 SUN (b08k4s1g)

The Verb 22:00 FRI (b0b49445)

Through the Night 01:00 SAT (b0b3jk7c)

Through the Night 01:00 SUN (b0b48h73)

Through the Night 00:30 MON (b0b48rcr)

Through the Night 00:30 TUE (b0b48vy2)

Through the Night 00:30 WED (b0b48zlt)

Through the Night 00:30 THU (b0b492fy)

Through the Night 00:30 FRI (b0b49432)

Words and Music 17:30 SUN (b0b48mjw)