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SATURDAY 23 FEBRUARY 2019

SAT 00:30 Music Planet World Mix (m0002ncy)
Sun Celebration

In praise of rays! - a selection of music celebrating the sun from Argentina to Zimbabwe (via Jamaica, Poland, India, China, USA, Lesotho and the UK).
Featuring music by The Watersons, Nobuntu, Peter Tosh, Uña Ramos, Warsaw Village Band, Ravi Shankar, Wu Man and Kronos Quartet, Sotho Sounds and They Might Be Giants.


SAT 01:00 Through the Night (m0002nd0)
A trio of cellists battle for the George Enescu prize

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

1:01 am
Edward Elgar
Cello Concerto in E minor, Op 85
Anastasia Kobekina (cello), George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra, Alexander Bloch (conductor)

1:30 am
Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)
Cello Concerto in B minor, Op 104
Mon-Puo Lee (cello), George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra, Alexander Bloch (conductor)

2:11 am
George Enescu
Symphonie concertante in B minor for cello & orchestra, Op 8
Zlatomir Fung (cello), George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra, Alexander Bloch (conductor)

2:35 am
Dinu Lipatti (1917-1950)
2 Nocturnes for piano (1939)
Viniciu Moroianu (piano)

2:43 am
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Daphnis & Chloe - Suite No 2
Romanian National Radio Orchestra, Romanian National Radio Choir, Iosif Conta (conductor)

3:01 am
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Davidde Penitente, K 469
Krisztina Laki (soprano), Nicole Fallien (soprano), Hans-Peter Blochwitz (tenor), Netherlands Chamber Choir, La Petite Bande, Sigiswald Kuijken (conductor)

3:48 am
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Keyboard Partita No 1 in B flat major, BWV 825
Beatrice Rana (piano)

4:07 am
Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)
Prelude for guitar No 2 in E major
Norbert Kraft (guitar)

4:10 am
Knudåge Riisager (1897-1974)
Little Overture
CBC Vancouver Orchestra, Mario Bernardi (conductor)

4:16 am
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Trio for strings in B flat major, Op 53 No 2
Leopold String Trio

4:24 am
Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
Reflets dans l'eau from Mirages, Op 113
Ronan Collett (baritone), Nicholas Rimmer (piano)

4:29 am
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Phantasiestucke Op 73 for clarinet & piano
Algirdas Budrys (clarinet), Sergejus Okrusko (piano)

4:40 am
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Concerto for trumpet & orchestra in D major
Friedemann Immer (trumpet), Musica Antiqua Koln, Reinhard Goebel (director)

4:48 am
Johannes Bernardus van Bree (1801-1857)
Concert Overture in B minor
Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra, Jac van Steen (conductor)

5:01 am
Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943), Alan Arnold (arranger)
Vocalise, Op 34 No 14 arr. Arnold for viola and piano
Gyözö Máté (viola), Balázs Szokolay (piano)

5:06 am
Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937)
20 Mazurkas for piano, Op 50 No 1 in E major; No 2; No 13
Ashley Wass (piano)

5:15 am
Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Rejoice in the Lord alway, Z.49 (Bell Anthem)
Alex Potter (counter tenor), Samuel Boden (tenor), Matthew Brook (bass), Collegium Vocale Ghent, Philippe Herreweghe (director)

5:24 am
Antonio Salieri (1750-1825)
Concerto for Organ and Orchestra in C major
Ivan Sarajishvili (organ), Brussels Chamber Orchestra

5:41 am
John Thomas (1826-1913)
Grand Duet for two harps in E flat minor
Myong-ja Kwan (harp), Hyon-son La (harp)

5:56 am
Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897-1957)
Aria: 'Mein Sehnen, mein Wahnen' from Die Tote Stadt, Act 2
Brett Polegato (baritone), Canadian Opera Company Orchestra, Richard Bradshaw (conductor)

6:00 am
Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
Prelude and Liebestod - from the opera 'Tristan and Isolde'
BBC Philharmonic, Vassily Sinaisky (conductor)

6:19 am
Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)
Trio in E minor, 'Dumky' Op 90
Grieg Trio

6:49 am
František Jiránek (1698-1778)
Concerto in F major for bassoon, strings and continuo
Collegium Marianum, Sergio Azzolini (bassoon), Jana Semerádová (director)


SAT 07:00 Breakfast (m0002rtr)
Saturday - Elizabeth Alker

Elizabeth Alker presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests.

Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk


SAT 09:00 Record Review (m0002rtt)
Andrew McGregor with Flora Willson and William Mival

with Andrew McGregor.

9.00am

‘Haydn 2032, Vol.7: Gli Impresari’ – Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 9, 65 & 67; Mozart: Thamos, King of Egypt
Kammerorchester Basel
Giovanni Antonini (conductor)
Alpha 680
https://outhere-music.com/en/albums/haydn-2032-vol-7-gli-impresari-alpha680

‘Baroque Journey’ – Music for recorders by Handel, Bach, Sammartini, Marais, Couperin, Purcell etc.
Lucie Horsch (recorders)
Charlotte Barbour-Condini (recorder)
Thomas Dunford (lute)
Academy of Ancient Music (ensemble)
Decca 483 4722

Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf (Arr. for jazz orchestra by Tommy Smith, text adapted by Liz Lochhead)
Scottish National Jazz Orchestra
Tommy Smith (conductor)
Tam Dean Burn (narrator)
Spartacus Records STS027
https://www.spartacusrecords.com/proddetail.php?prod=STS027

Mendelssohn: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2, Variations sérieuses & Rondo capriccioso
Jan Lisiecki (piano)
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Deutsche Grammophon 483 6471
https://www.deutschegrammophon.com/gb/cat/4836471

9.30am Building a Library: Flora Willson listens to and compares recordings of Verdi's opera La forza del destino

La forza del destino, or The Force of Destiny, is an opera written and conceived on the grandest scale. An accidental death in the first scene ignites a drama of retribution in which the heroine, Leonora and her lover, Don Alvaro, are stalked by Leonora's vengeful brother Don Carlo. This dark tale is offset by lively scenes of daily life in military encampments and monastic orders than in many ways anticipates the great epic tableaux of Russian opera.

10.20am New Releases

Schubert: Symphonies Nos. 3, 5 & 8 ‘Unfinished’
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Edward Gardner (conductor)
Chandos CHSA 5234 (Hybrid SACD)
https://www.chandos.net/products/catalogue/CHSA%205234

Zimmermann: Violin Concerto, Photoptosis & Vocal Symphony for 6 singers ‘Die Soldaten’
Leila Josefowicz (violin)
Anu Komsi (soprano)
Jeni packalen (alto)
Hilary Summers (contralto)
Peter Tantsits (tenor)
Ville Rusanen (baritone)
Juha Uusitalo (bass-baritone)
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Hannu Lintu (conductor)
Ondine ODE 1325-2
https://www.ondine.net/?lid=en&cid=2.2&oid=6192

‘Inamorato: Trilogia Italiana’ – Italian vocal music from the Renaissance to the 18th Century including works by Marco Cara, Monteverdi, Frescobaldi etc.
Marco Beasley (vocalist)
Accordone (ensemble)
Guido Morini (conductor)
Cypres CYP9620 (3 CDs)
https://labelcypres.wordpress.com/2019/01/29/cyp9620-innamorato/

Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 40 & 41 ‘Jupiter’
NDR Radiophilharmonie
Andrew Manze (conductor)
Pentatone PTC 5186 757 (Hybrid SACD)
https://www.pentatonemusic.com/mozart-symphonies-40-41-jupiter-manze-ndr-radiophilharmonie

Cavalli: Missa 1660
Galilei Consort (ensemble)
Benjamin Chénier (director)
Chateau de Versailles CVS006

10.50am William Mival on orchestral new releases
Andrew talks to William Mival about new releases of symphonies by Sibelius, Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.4 & Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
London Symphony Orchestra
Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)
LSO 0810 (Hybrid SACD)
https://lsolive.lso.co.uk/products/tchaikovsky-4-noseda

Shostakovich: Symphony No.5 & Four Romances on Poems by Pushkin
James Platt (bass)
Hallé
Mark Elder (conductor)
Hallé CD HLL 7550
https://www.halle.co.uk/shop/cd/shostakovich-symphony-no-5-four-romances-on-poems-by-pushkin/

Sibelius: Complete Symphonies 1-7
Orchestre de Paris
Paavo Järvi (conductor)
RCA 19075924512 (3 CDs)

11.45am Disc of the Week

Haydn: Keyboard Sonatas Nos. 20 & 48, Partita in G major Hob.XVI:6, Variations Hob.XVII:6 & Variations on the theme ‘Gott erhalte Franz, den Kaiser’
Kristian Bezuidenhout (Fortepiano: McNulty copy of A.Walter & Sohn, Vienna 1805)
Harmonia Mundi HMM 902273
http://www.harmoniamundi.com/#!/albums/2493


SAT 12:15 Music Matters (m0002r9q)
Two pianos, Music and sport

Peter Donohoe and Noriko Ogawa speak to Tom from their respective pianos, as they reunite for a concert at the Bridgewater Hall.

Music and sport have more in common than initially meets the eye (or ear); stamina, physicality, focus... Tom speaks to musicians who spend their evenings performing in concert halls, and their days walking in the mountains (conductor Garry Walker) or in hot yoga studios (violinist Elena Urioste).

And Tom visits English composer Anthony Payne at home in London.


SAT 13:00 Inside Music (m0002rtw)
Conductor Natalie Murray Beale reveals her musical inspirations

Natalie Murray Beale takes us on a tour of music that makes her think. She describes the intensity of conducting music for a film soundtrack about robots, how playing Bach on modern instruments with vibrato and a very resonant sound can really work, and talks about what she has learned from conductor Esa Pekka Salonen - both in the way he directs an orchestra and how he writes music.

Natalie also chooses a piece by Mendelssohn that illustrates one of the many ways composers over the centuries have used their musical ingenuity to depict storms.

At 2pm Natalie brings us her Must Listen piece, a neo-classical masterpiece that starts in one way and then bursts out in different directions.

A series in which each week a musician explores a selection of music - from the inside.

A Tandem Production for BBC Radio 3


SAT 15:00 Sound of Cinema (m0002rty)
Vigilante

Matthew Sweet selects music for vigilante films.


SAT 16:00 Jazz Record Requests (m0002rv0)
Jazz records from across the genre, as requested by Radio 3 listeners, selected and presented by Alyn Shipton. Artists featured this week include saxophonists Ravi Coltrane, Dick Morrissey and Bud Freeman.

DISC 1
Artist Chris Barber
Title S’Wonderful
Composer Gershwin
Album Chris Barber International
Label Lake
Number 210 CD 2 Track 8
Duration 6.39
Performers: Ian Wheeler, cl; Joe Harriott, as; Eddie Smith, bj; Dick Smith, b; Graham Burbidge, d. 31 March 1961

DISC 2
Artist Louis Armstrong
Title 12th St Rag
Composer Sumner / Bowman
Album The Okeh, Columbia and RCA Recordings 1925-33
Label Columbia
Number 88697946582 CD 2 Track 15
Duration 3.10
Performers: Louis Armstrong, c; John Thomas, tb; Johnny Dodds, cl; Lil Hardin, p; Johnny St Cyr, bj; Pete Briggs, tu; Baby Dodds; d. 10 May 1927.

DISC 3
Artist Louis Jordan
Title Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens
Composer Whitney / Kramer
Album Jivin’ With Jordan
Label Proper
Number Properbox 47 CD 2 Track 22
Duration 3.05
Performers: Louis Jordan, as, v; Aaron Izenhall, t; Josh Jackson, ts; Wild Bill Davis, p; Carl Hogan, g; Po Simkins, b; Eddie Byrd, d. 26 June 1946.

DISC 4
Artist Merseysippi Jazz Band
Title Saturday Night Function
Composer Ellington / Mills
Album West Coast Shout
Label Esquire
Number 20-063 Side A Track 2
Duration 3.31
Performers: John Lawrence, Pete Daniels, t; John Howarth, tb; Don Lydiatt, cl; Frank Robinson, p; Ken Baldwin, bj; Dick Goodwin, b; Trevor Carlisle, d. 1956

DISC 5
Artist Dinah Shore / Nelson Riddle
Title Sentimental Journey
Composer Brown / Green / Homer
Album Yes Indeed!
Label Capitol
Number T 1247 S 1 T 4
Duration 3.25
Performers Dinah Shore and Nelson Riddle Orchestra

DISC 6
Artist Urbie Green
Title Sunny
Composer B Hebb
Album 21Trombones Vol, 2
Label Project 3
Number PR 6022 Side A Track 4
Duration 2.29
Performers: Urbie Green, tb; with Dick Hyman, p; Bob Haggart, b; Tony Mottola, g; Grady Tate, d; Phil Kraus, perc, and 20 trombones backing including Buddy Morrow, Eddie Bert, Jimmy Cleveland, Lou McGarity, Kai Winding…

DISC 7
Artist Dick Morrissey
Title Skatin’
Composer tbc
Album Have You Heard
Label 77
Number LEU 12/8 Side A Track 2
Duration 6.50
Performers Dick Morrissey, ts; Harry South, p; Phil Bates, b; Jackie Dougan, d. 1963.

DISC 8
Artist Tony Coe
Title Bali Hai
Composer Rodgers
Album Jazz Giants
Label Marble Arch
Number MAL 1167 Side A Track 4
Duration 3.50
Performers: probably Tony Coe, cl; John Picard, tb; Colin Purbrook, p; Spike Heatley, b; Derek Hogg, d. 1969

DISC 9
Artist Ravi Coltrane
Title Blues A La Carte
Composer Shorter
Album From The Round Box
Label RCA Victor
Number 74321739232 Track 4
Duration 7.03
Performers: Ravi Coltrane, ts; Ralph Alessi, t; Geri Allen, p; James Genus, b; Eric Harland, d. 1999.

DISC 10
Artist Alexis Korner’s Blues Incorporated
Title How Long Blues
Composer Carr
Album R and B from the Marquee
Label Ace of Clubs
Number 1130 Side B Track 5
Duration 3.00
Performers: Long John Baldry v; Alexis Korner, g; Dick Heckstall Smith, ts; Cyril Davies, hca; Keith Scott, p; Spike Heatley, b; Graham Burbidge, d. 1962

DISC 11
Artist Bebop Preservation Society
Title Donna Lee
Composer Parker
Album Bebop Preservation Society
Label Dawn
Number DNLS 3027 Track 1
Duration 5.30
Performers Hank Shaw, t; Peter King, as; Bill Le Sage, p; Spike Heatley, b; Bryan Spring, d. May 1971.

DISC 12
Artist Bud Freeman
Title Shimme Sha Wobble
Composer Williams
Album n/a
Label Parlophone
Number 7474 Side A
Duration 2.51
Performers: Bud Freeman, tenor sax; Max Kaminsky, cornet; Pee Wee Russell, clarinet; Jack Teagarden, trombone; Eddie Condon, guitar; Dave Bowman, piano; Mort Stuhlmaker, bass; Dave Tough, drums. Recorded July 24, 1940, New York City.


SAT 17:00 J to Z (m0002rv2)
Bill Frisell concert highlights

Highlights from the great jazz guitarist Bill Frisell’s recent solo concert at the 2018 London Jazz Festival. Known for his pioneering and adventurous spirit, these highlights showcase the rich breadth of Frisell’s repertoire, taking influence from country, jazz, blues and folk across the world.

Also, drummer and bandleader Moses Boyd, a leading figure in London’s jazz scene reflects on artists - including Miles Davis and Duke Ellington - who have inspired his approach to composition, production and performance. Plus, presenter Jumoké Fashola plays a mix of classic tracks and the best new releases.

Produced by Dominic Tyerman for Somethin' Else.


SAT 18:30 Opera on 3 (m0002rv4)
From the Met

Verdi's Rigoletto

Opera on 3's From the Met season continues with Verdi's Rigoletto, based on a controversial play by Victor Hugo, 'Le roi s'amuse'. It tells of the Duke of Mantua's hunchbacked jester and outsider, Rigoletto, who has brought up his daughter Gilda, soprano Nadine Sierra, in seclusion from the world. Rigoletto, sung by baritone Roberto Frontali, is cursed by the father of one of the Duke's victims after he mocks him - but the curse seems to take effect when the Duke, star tenor Vittorio Grigolo, seduces Rigoletto's innocent daughter Gilda.

Presented by Mary Jo Heath and commentator Ira Siff.

Gilda.....Nadine Sierra (Soprano)
Maddalena.....Ramona Zaharia (Mezzo-soprano)
Duke of Mantua.....Vittorio Grigolo (Tenor)
Rigoletto.....Roberto Frontali (Baritone)
Sparafucile.....Stefan Kocan (Bass)
New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
New York Metropolitan Opera Chorus
Nicola Luisotti (Conductor)


SAT 21:30 Between the Ears (m0002rv6)
The Letter

Julia Hollander, her brother Tom and father Tony tell the story of a letter from the BBC which saved their family, spawning a rich legacy of Czech music in the UK.
March 1939. Broadcaster Hans Hollander, grandfather of writer and musician Julia and actor Tom, receives a letter that becomes his family's passport to freedom. The BBC's K. A. Wright invites Hans to come to London to discuss 'Janacek and the whole of question of Czech music' asking 'How soon do you think you could come, and how long would you be able to stay?'

After years of trying to fall in with the anti-Semitic bureaucracy, the Hollanders fear for the future; the letter offers them a possible escape. On March 15 1939 - the day Hitler's tanks roll into Prague - they take the train from Brno, constantly in terror, watching as people they know are taken off the train by the Gestapo. The BBC letter is enough to effect safe passage to Britain. Once there Hans and Kenneth Wright share their passion for Czech music with Wright orchestrating the Bohemian folk songs Hans brought with him from his homeland.

Julia Hollander goes in search of KA Wright to discover an unlikely saviour. An outsider driven by artistic curiosity and a passionate belief in the international language of music. She seeks out and revives the music Kenneth and Hans made together, and Tom reads from his grandfather's letters.

Janacek's 'In The Mists' is performed by Julia Hollander, KA Wright's 'Nocturne' is played by Peter McMullin, and 'Bohemia' sung by Julia Hollander with accompaniment by Peter McMullin, an expert in KA Wright's music. Hans Hollander's letters, translated by Anne Varty, are read by Tom Hollander.
Producer Dixi Stewart with assistance from Hannah Dean and Mark Burman


SAT 22:00 Hear and Now (m0002rv8)
UPROAR presents 10x10

Kate Molleson presents a concert of new music from ten Welsh composers given by ensemble UPROAR led by conductor Michael Rafferty. The concert features new works by Andrew Lewis, Sarah Lianne Lewis, John Metcalf, Carlijn Metselaar, Gareth Moorcraft, Maja Palser, Michael Parkin, Lynne Plowman, Steph Power and Guto Puw. Also Andrew Lewis talks to Kate about Electroacoustic Wales and we hear his 2016 electronic work Skyline and works by Huw McGregor and Alex Bailey.



SUNDAY 24 FEBRUARY 2019

SUN 00:00 Geoffrey Smith's Jazz (m0002rvb)
Stop-time

Geoffrey Smith analyses the challenging art of “stop-time”, when a jazz soloist improvises not against a steady beat but rhythmic punctuation, with thrilling examples from the likes of Louis Armstrong, Pee Wee Russell and Sonny Rollins.


SUN 01:00 Through the Night (m0002rvd)
Brahms for violin and piano

Isabelle Faust and Alexander Melnikov in an all Brahms programme. Presented by Jonathan Swain.

1:01 am
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
F-A-E Sonata
Isabelle Faust (violin), Alexander Melnikov (piano)

1:28 am
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Violin Sonata No 1 in G, Op 78
Isabelle Faust (violin), Alexander Melnikov (piano)

1:57 am
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Violin Sonata No 2 in A, Op 100
Isabelle Faust (violin), Alexander Melnikov (piano)

2:17 am
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Violin Sonata No 3 in D minor, Op 108
Isabelle Faust (violin), Alexander Melnikov (piano)

2:39 am
Leó Weiner (1885-1960)
Serenade for small orchestra in F minor Op 3
Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra, Zóltan Kocsis (conductor)

3:01 am
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Cantata: "Ich hatte viel Bekummernis" BWV.21
Antonella Balducci (soprano), Frieder Lang (tenor), Fulvio Bettini (baritone), Solisti e Chorus of Swiss-Italian Radio, Ensemble Vanitas Lugano, Diego Fasolis (conductor)

3:36 am
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Miroirs
Martina Filjak (piano)

4:09 am
Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)
Scherzo Capriccioso Op 66
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava, Oliver Dohnányi (conductor)

4:22 am
William Byrd (1538-1623)
Firste Pavian and Galliarde
Andreas Borregaard (accordion)

4:28 am
Eugen Suchoň (1908-1993)
Ballade for Horn and Orchestra
Peter Sivanic (horn), Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava, Mário Kosík (conductor)

4:38 am
Gaspar Sanz (1640-1710)
Tarantella
Eduardo Egüez (guitar)

4:46 am
Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
Nun danket alle Gott - motet for double chorus & bc
Cantus Cölln, Christoph Anselm Noll (organ), Konrad Junghänel (director)

4:50 am
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Septet for 3 oboes, 3 violins and continuo (TWV.44:43) in B flat major
Il Gardellino

5:01 am
Johann Strauss II (1825-1899)
Overture (Die Fledermaus)
BBC Philharmonic, Vassily Sinaisky (conductor)

5:09 am
Artemy Vedel (1767-1808)
Choral concerto No 5 "I cried unto the Lord With my voice" Psalm 143
Platon Maiborada Academic Choir, Viktor Skoromny (conductor)

5:19 am
John Corigliano (b.1938)
Fantasia on an ostinato for piano
Ji-Yeong Mun (piano)

5:29 am
Franz Doppler (1821-1883)
Fantaisie pastorale hongroise Op 26 (version for flute & piano)
Ivica Gabrisova-Encingerova (flute), Matej Vrabel (piano)

5:40 am
Petko Stainov (1896-1977)
Symphonic Scherzo
Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Vassil Stefanov (conductor)

5:50 am
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895-1968)
Capriccio diabolico for guitar Op 85
Goran Listes (guitar)

5:59 am
Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
Holberg Suite Op 40 vers. for string orchestra
Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Eivind Aadland (conductor)

6:22 am
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Sonata for piano (K.457) in C minor
Denis Burshtein (piano)

6:46 am
Charles Avison (1709-1770)
Concerto Grosso No 2 in G major for strings and continuo
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Jeanne Lamon (director)


SUN 07:00 Breakfast (m0002rxh)
Sunday - Elizabeth Alker

Elizabeth Alker presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show including a Sunday morning Sounds of the Earth slow radio soundscape.

Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk


SUN 09:00 Sunday Morning (m0002rxk)
Sarah Walker with Nielsen, Debussy and Vaughan Williams

Sarah Walker’s Sunday morning selection includes traditional Norwegian music, and pieces from Denmark by Carl Nielsen. There’s a French flavour in pieces by Ravel, Debussy and Saint-Saens, as well as Haydn’s Symphony No. 58 in F. The Sunday Escape features Vaughan Williams’s Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus.


SUN 12:00 Private Passions (m0002rxm)
Julian Baggini

Michael Berkeley talks to the philosopher Julian Baggini about the pleasures of serendipity, transience, philosophy and music.

The Pig That Wants to Be Eaten, Do They Think You’re Stupid? and What’s It All About? are just three of the eye-catchingly titled books by Julian Baggini. He’s written 19 books in all, is the founding editor of The Philosophers’ Magazine, writes for newspapers, magazines and think tanks, and appears on radio and television. His latest book is How the World Thinks: A Global History of Philosophy.

Julian has been described as a philosopher’s philosopher, but he also has a mission to liberate philosophy from its ivory tower and bring it to the general reader. The Pig That Wants to Be Eaten – his collection of 100 brief thought experiments – has been described as ‘mental fun-sized treats’ and ‘the Sudoku of moral philosophy’.

Julian tells Michael about the joy he’s felt discovering pieces of music by Brahms, Ravel and Dvorak through chance encounters, and how he’s come to love music written for a video game by Jessica Curry when he met her on University Challenge.

He believes that both music and philosophy can help us appreciate beauty, come to terms with the transience of existence, and accept that life can be bitter and sweet at the same time.

Producer: Jane Greenwood
A Loftus production for BBC Radio 3


SUN 13:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (m0002l9x)
Mezzo-soprano Kitty Whately celebrates the words and music of women

From Wigmore Hall, London, presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch. Kitty Whately and Simon Lepper present a programme of English Song settings of some of the 20th-century’s best-loved female poets and writers, including Ursula Vaughan Williams, Virginia Woolf, Edna St. Vincent Millay and Margaret Atwood.

Introduced by Sara Mohr-Pietsch.

Jonathan Dove: All the Future Days (Autobiography; Penelope; The Siren)
Ralph Vaughan Williams: 4 Last Songs
Judith Cloud: Night Dreams (Variations on the Word Sleep)
Lori Laitman: Orange Afternoon Lover (I Was Reading a Scientific Article)
Dominick Argento: From the Diary of Virginia Woolf (Anxiety)
Rebecca Clarke: Lethe
Juliana Hall: Letters from Edna (To Harriet Monroe; To Mother)
Jonathan Dove: Nights Not Spent Alone

Kitty Whately (mezzo-soprano)
Simon Lepper (piano)


SUN 14:00 The Early Music Show (b06yjk08)
Folk Connections in Early Music

For Radio 3's Folk Connections weekend, Lucie Skeaping explores the influence of folk music on the performance of early music, and plays examples by Jordi Savall, The Harp Consort, City Waites, Concerto Caledonia and others.

01 00:01:45 Trad.
Gaudete
Performer: Steeleye Span
Music Arranger: Dimpho Di Kopane
Duration 00:02:10

02 00:06:32 Joseph Haydn
My love she's but a lassie yet
Performer: Klaus Mertens
Performer: Andrew Manze
Performer: Jaap ter Linden
Performer: Richard Fuller
Duration 00:01:39

03 00:08:12 Francesco Geminiani
Auld Bob Morrice
Ensemble: Palladian Ensemble
Duration 00:02:56

04 00:11:08 William Byrd
The Woods So Wild
Performer: Ursula Dütschler
Duration 00:04:11

05 00:15:20 Anon.
John Come Kiss Me Now
Ensemble: Scaramouche
Duration 00:03:11

06 00:21:31 Anon.
The Three Ravens
Ensemble: The City Waites
Duration 00:02:54

07 00:24:26 Scotland.Traditional
The Flowres Of The Forrest
Performer: Rob MacKillop
Duration 00:01:47

08 00:26:14 anon
The Lass Of Peattie's Mill
Performer: Palladian Ensemble
Duration 00:02:29

09 00:28:43 Robert Mackintosh
The Diamond Reel / Miss Burnet of Monboddo's Reel
Ensemble: Concerto Caledonia
Duration 00:01:59

10 00:33:12 Trad
Tomorrow The Fox Will Come To Town
Ensemble: The City Waites
Duration 00:02:10

11 00:35:22 Anon.
The Agincourt Carol
Ensemble: The Young Tradition
Duration 00:04:32

12 00:40:40 anon
A Country Lasse
Ensemble: The Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments
Duration 00:01:50

13 00:42:33 Orlando Gibbons
Cryes of London I and II
Ensemble: Fretwork
Ensemble: Red Byrd
Duration 00:07:03

14 00:45:15 England.Traditional
Packington's Pound
Performer: Andrew Lawrence‐King
Ensemble: The Harp Consort
Duration 00:03:10

15 00:49:16 Traditional Irish
Cutting The Kelp
Performer: Quadriga Consort
Ensemble: Quadriga Consort
Duration 00:01:34

16 00:50:51 Traditional Irish
The Musical Priest / Scotch Mary
Performer: Jordi Savall
Performer: Andrew Lawrence‐King
Performer: Jordi Savall
Performer: Andrew Lawrence‐King
Duration 00:03:37

17 00:55:00 Henry Purcell
There's not a swain of the plain
Singer: Olivia Chaney
Duration 00:04:16


SUN 15:00 Choral Evensong (m0002mjr)
1995 Archive Recording from the Chapel of New College, Oxford

An archive recording from the Chapel of New College, Oxford (first broadcast 18 January 1995).

Introit: Hear my prayer (Purcell)
Responses: Ebdon
Psalms 93, 94 (Macfarren, Wesley)
First Lesson: Joel 3 vv.1-3, 9-21
Office Hymn: Happy are they (Binchester)
Canticles: Evening Service in E minor (Pelham Humfrey)
Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 13 vv.1-13
Anthem: Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem (Purcell)
Hymn: Immortal Love (Bishopthorpe)
Organ Voluntary: Dialogue in C (Third book) (Marchand)

Edward Higginbottom (Director of Music)
Paul Plummer (Organ Scholar)


SUN 16:00 Choir and Organ (m0002rxp)
Sara Mohr-Pietsch with an irresistible mix of music and singing. This week's selection includes Gabrieli, Vaughan Williams in rousing form, the Icelandic composer Jon Leifs' haunting Requiem, Imogen Holst and a favourite recording of a classic choral work: Bach's motet Komm, Jesu Komm.

Producer: Johannah Smith for BBC Wales


SUN 17:00 The Listening Service (b09qcyxw)
I guess that's why they call it the Blues

We all think we know what 'The Blues' means - whether it's feeling down in the dumps or a musical genre that links Muddy Waters through to the Rolling Stones.

But what is it really? What makes The Blues the Blues? And where did it come from? Tom Service is joined by jazz pianist Julian Joseph to discover its earliest African-American origins right up to current day Blues music and its influence on classical musicians.

Whether we're talking Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, classical composers using 'Blue' notes or that feeling of melancholy - the Blues has often found its way onto the concert stage too. Tom looks back across classical music history to find that actually music has had a bad case of the blues for many centuries.


SUN 17:30 Words and Music (m0002rxt)
Everything Must Change

“Winter turns to spring” and “a wounded heart will heal.” This week’s Words and Music circles around a song by Bernard Ighner, Everything Must Change, heard here in Nina Simone’s powerful 1978 interpretation. The ballad is a meditation on “the way of time” and the truth that life is itself constant transformation.

To look at the news these days is to be reminded of a world in flux, collapse and transition. But zooming out from the posturing and political noise, we are invited to marvel at how all things are interconnected, to sit with the knowledge that, in Thomas Hardy’s words, the elements that make up a “ruddy human life” become the green shoots of a young tree, that bones become coral and eyes, pearls, in the famous imagery of Ariel’s song from The Tempest.

But how do we respond to the miracle of existence and the fact of death? D.H. Lawrence and Marcus Aurelius suggest that to embrace change is to experience life more fully and more naturally. We hear Aretha Franklin and Philip Ayres desperately promise a constant love, immortal, beyond time. We sit by a river with the poet, Wisława Szymborska, and lie with lovers in the tall grass of high summer, savouring the present. The theme-and-variation form is heard in the hands of Rubbra and Schubert. We gaze at the clouds, through the music of John Luther Adams, and turn our awareness inwards to the flow of thoughts “that flash, kaleidoscope-like, now in, now out”, in the words of Alice Dunbar-Nelson. Consciousness is a mystery. As Alice in Wonderland knew all too well, the cells of the body are itching and dancing with life and transformation if we care to notice.

Featuring the voice of Navajo poet Luci Tapahonso, recorded in New Mexico.

Produced by Phil Smith.

A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3.

01 00:01:13
D.H. Lawrence
The Difference, read by Emily Taaffe
Duration 00:00:23

02 00:01:36 Edmund Rubbra
Variations On A Phrygian Theme For Solo Violin, Op. 105
Performer: Krysia Osostowicz
Duration 00:02:11

03 00:03:47
Thomas Hardy
Transformations, read by William Ash
Duration 00:02:05

04 00:05:52 Judith Weir
Variations On Summer Is Icumen In
Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Jac van Steen
Duration 00:02:13

05 00:08:05
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
The House of Life: 19. Silent Noon, read by William Ash
Duration 00:01:02

06 00:09:07 Colin Stetson
All the Days I've Missed You (ILAIJ I)
Performer: Colin Stetson
Duration 00:01:06

07 00:10:13
James Joyce
Dubliners: Eveline, read by Emily Taaffe
Duration 00:01:45

08 00:11:58 Bernard Ighner
Everything Must Change
Performer: Nina Simone
Duration 00:04:05

09 00:16:03
Raymond Carver
Hummingbird (for Tess), Read by Emily Taaffe
Duration 00:00:30

10 00:16:33 Jonathan Harvey
Bhakti: I
Performer: Spectrum
Performer: Guy Protheroe
Duration 00:00:04

11 00:16:37
From an interview with Navajo poet Luci Tapahonso
Duration 00:01:10

12 00:17:47
D.H. Lawrence
The Breath of Life, read by Emily Taaffe
Duration 00:00:40

13 00:18:27
Marcus Aurelius, trans. Gregory Hays
Meditations: Book 2, No. 17, read by William Ash
Duration 00:02:01

14 00:20:28
From an interview with Navajo poet Luci Tapahonso
Duration 00:00:45

15 00:21:13
D.H. Lawrence
The Breath of Life (Draft 1), read by Emily Taaffe
Duration 00:00:40

16 00:21:53 Bedrich Smetana
Ma Vlast: Vltava (Die Moldau)
Conductor: Jiří Bělohlávek
Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic
Duration 00:00:15

17 00:22:08
Marcus Aurelius, trans. Gregory Hays
Meditations: Book 5, No. 23, read by William Ash
Duration 00:04:45

18 00:26:53
Wisława Szymborska, trans. Joanna Trzeciak
No Title Required, read by Emily Taaffe
Duration 00:02:34

19 00:29:27 Franz Schubert
Piano Quintet in A, D.667, "The Trout": IV.
Performer: Alfred Brendel
Ensemble: Members Of The Cleveland Quartet
Performer: Paul Katz
Performer: James Van Demark
Performer: Martha Strongin Katz
Performer: Donald Weilerstein
Duration 00:04:50

20 00:34:17
Lewis Carroll
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, read by William Ash
Duration 00:01:53

21 00:36:10 Franz Schubert
Piano Quintet in A, D.667, "The Trout": IV.
Performer: Alfred Brendel
Performer: James Van Demark
Performer: Paul Katz
Performer: Paul Katz
Performer: Donald Weilerstein
Performer: Members Of The Cleveland Quartet
Duration 00:02:53

22 00:39:03
Alice Ruth Moore
Impressions, read by Emily Taaffe
Duration 00:02:53

23 00:39:03 Arnold Schoenberg
Arnold Schoenberg
Performer: Eduard Steuermann
Duration 00:00:30

24 00:41:35 Johann Hasler
Siete piezas en el espíritu del zen, III
Performer: Johann Hasler
Duration 00:01:08

25 00:42:43
Jo Shapcott
Of Mutability, read by Emily Taaffe
Duration 00:00:33

26 00:42:43 John Luther Adams
Canticles of the Sky - III. Sky with Nameless Colors
Performer: JACK Quartet
Duration 00:00:33

27 00:43:53
From an interview with Navajo poet Luci Tapahonso
Duration 00:02:39

28 00:46:32
Thich Nhat Hanh
Answers From The Heart, read by William Ash
Duration 00:00:59

29 00:46:32 Jean Sibelius
Sonatine No. 2 for Piano in E Major, Op. 67 - II. Andantino
Performer: Glenn Gould
Duration 00:00:59

30 00:50:13
Joy Harjo
Remember, read by Emily Taaffe
Duration 00:01:38

31 00:51:51 Claudio Monteverdi
Zefiro torna e di soavi accenti, SV 251
Ensemble: L’Arpeggiata
Director: Christina Pluhar
Duration 00:06:52

32 00:58:43
Philip Ayres
Constancy, read by William Ash
Duration 00:01:05

33 00:59:48 David James Mattis
Pledging My Love - The Clock
Performer: Aretha Franklin
Duration 00:04:03

34 01:03:51 Myriad3
Exhausted Clocks
Performer: Myriad3
Duration 00:00:23

35 01:04:14
Aesop’s Fables, trans. George Fyler Townsend
The Olive Tree And The Fig Tree, read by Emily Taaffe
Duration 00:01:01

36 01:05:15
Aesop’s Fables, trans. George Fyler Townsend
The Dog’s House, read by Emily Taaffe
Duration 00:00:56

37 01:06:11
Aesop’s Fables, trans. George Fyler Townsend
The Rivers And The Sea, read by Emily Taaffe
Duration 00:02:42

38 01:08:53 Ralph Vaughan Williams
Three Shakespeare Songs: Full Fathom Five
Choir: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
Conductor: Sir David Willcocks
Duration 00:03:25

39 01:12:18
Rainer Maria Rilke, trans. Joanna Macy & Anita Barrows
Sonnets to Orpheus II, 29, read by William Ash
Duration 00:01:06


SUN 18:45 Sunday Feature (m0002rxw)
My Trouble with Classical Music

David Baddiel is on a quest to like classical music.

Growing up in the 1970s, David remembers classical music being his parents' big aspirational thing, with compulsory family viewing of the TV quiz show Face the Music, and classical music constantly seeping at low volume from the kitchen radio. David was encouraged to learn the piano, and did quite well until he discovered rock and pop music in his teens, and made the big punk statement of failing his Grade 7, buying an electric guitar and joining a band.

Since then, pop music has been David's true love - the songs of David Bowie, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and others providing the soundtrack to his life - and he's developed an instinctive antipathy towards the classical music he was introduced to as a child. Now in his 50s, he wants to understand both the psychological and sonic reasons behind this, and find out if he can learn to enjoy it.

David is accompanied by those who share some of his feelings towards classical music, and others who attempt to open it up for him, including members of his family, his friend and comedy partner Frank Skinner, and the music writers Paul Morley and Miranda Sawyer. To unlock his musical thinking, David subjects himself to brain experiments with scientists at Goldsmiths, University of London, and learns to improvise with Professor Adam Ockelford. And, in the first classical concert since his grandfather took him to the Royal Festival Hall in 1974, David returns to the Southbank venue to experience Tchaikovsky's 5th Symphony.


SUN 19:30 Drama on 3 (m0002rxy)
Orlando

Virginia Woolf's Orlando re-imagined by five poets

An exhilarating, inventive, comedic odyssey spanning four centuries. A journey of self-discovery and transformation, unravelling gender expectations, identity and sexuality.

Chapter 1 & 6: by Amanda Dalton
Chapter 2: by Caroline Bird
Chapter 3: by Zena Edwards
Chapter 4: by Karen McCarthy Woolf
Chapter 5: by Hannah Silva

ORLANDO.....Emma Frankland
OAK TREE.....Claire Benedict
QUEEN ELIZABETH I / THE BLACKAMOOR.....Nina Sosanya
MRS GRIMSDITCH.....Kate Rutter
EUPHROSYNE / SASHA / MAID.....Natalie Grady
NICHOLAS GREEN / CAPTAIN.....Rupert Hill
GRACE......Leonie Elliott
RUSTUM / NARRATOR.....Stephen Marzella
SHELMERDINE/ BOW STREET RUNNER .....Cesare Taurasi

Directed by Nadia Molinari


SUN 21:00 Radio 3 in Concert (m0002ry0)
Helsinki Philharmonic and RTE National Symphony

Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara's second cello concerto, entitled Towards the Horizon, was his last concerto before his death in 2016. It's a lush, lyrical work, with dreamlike flights for the soloist - Marko Ylönen in this Helsinki performance. Then we head to Dublin for a work that showcases other string soloists - the violin and viola. Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante in E flat is arguably the composer's first mature masterpiece, with its intensely impassioned slow movement and effervescent finale.

Presented by Kate Molleson.

Rautavaara: Towards the Horizon
Marko Ylönen (cello)
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Klaus Mäkelä (conductor)

Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante in E flat K364
Veronika Eberle (violin)
Amihai Grosz (viola)
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
Nathalie Stutzmann (conductor)


SUN 22:00 Early Music Late (m0002ry2)
Venice: city of music and loss

Inalto performs music from the time of the plague in Renaissance Venice, including works by Monteverdi, Bassano and Gabrieli. In the 1570s, Venice was a crossing point, a place of east meets west and a celebration of life, colour and the flourishing arts. But it was also a time of plague and of immense, terrible loss. Inalto lead us through the shadowy city and a gamut of emotions, including the constant, plaintive cry of "I have sinned": Domine Deus meus peccavi by Giovanni Rovetta.


SUN 23:00 Roderick Williams: Three Years with Schubert (m0002ry4)
Schwanengesang

Roderick Williams has spent the last three years learning, exploring and performing three song cycles by Franz Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin, Winterreise, and Schwanengesang. During this process he kept a blog detailing the ups and downs of this process, the errors, pitfalls and payoffs.

In this programme, Roderick Williams journeys into the world of Schubert’s last song collection, Schwanengesang. He explores the challenges surrounding the performance of this music, including the language, discusses why he chose to study Schubert’s final song cycle first on his journey, and also relates some of the pros and cons of presenting this music interspersed with poetry.

Produced by Luke Whitlock for BBC Wales



MONDAY 25 FEBRUARY 2019

MON 00:00 Classical Fix (m0002ry6)
Natasia Demetriou

Comedian Natasia Demetriou tries Clemmie's classical playlist and reveals what she thought of her new musical discoveries.

Classical Fix is Radio 3's new programme and podcast, designed for music fans who are curious about classical music and want to give it a go, but don't know where to start. Each week Clemency Burton-Hill creates a custom-made playlist for her guest who then joins her to discuss their impressions of their brand new classical music discoveries. Available through BBC Sounds.


MON 00:30 Through the Night (m0002ry8)
Choral music by Gorczycki

An archive concert from the 2014 Wratislavia Cantans International Festival in Poland. Presented by Jonathan Swain.

12:31 am
Grzegorz Gerwazy Gorczycki (1665-1734)
Completorium
Aldona Bartnik (soprano), Agnieszka Ryman (soprano), Matthew Venner (counter tenor), Maciej Gocman (tenor), Tomás Král (bass), Jaromír Nosek (bass), Period Instruments Ensemble, Andrzej Kosendiak (director)

12:54 am
Grzegorz Gerwazy Gorczycki (1665-1734)
Conductus funebris
Aldona Bartnik (soprano), Agnieszka Ryman (soprano), Matthew Venner (counter tenor), Maciej Gocman (tenor), Tomás Král (bass), Jaromír Nosek (bass), Period Instruments Ensemble, Andrzej Kosendiak (director)

1:11 am
Grzegorz Gerwazy Gorczycki (1665-1734)
Missa Rorate Caeli
Aldona Bartnik (soprano), Agnieszka Ryman (soprano), Matthew Venner (counter tenor), Maciej Gocman (tenor), Tomás Král (bass), Jaromír Nosek (bass), Period Instruments Ensemble, Andrzej Kosendiak (director)

1:23 am
Grzegorz Gerwazy Gorczycki (1665-1734)
Litaniae de Providentia Divina
Aldona Bartnik (soprano), Agnieszka Ryman (soprano), Matthew Venner (counter tenor), Maciej Gocman (tenor), Tomás Král (bass), Jaromír Nosek (bass), Period Instruments Ensemble, Andrzej Kosendiak (director)

1:33 am
Grzegorz Gerwazy Gorczycki (1665-1734)
Te lucis ante terminum
Aldona Bartnik (soprano), Agnieszka Ryman (soprano), Matthew Venner (counter tenor), Maciej Gocman (tenor), Tomás Král (bass), Jaromír Nosek (bass), Period Instruments Ensemble, Andrzrej Kosendiak (director)

1:36 am
Andrzej Panufnik (1914-1991)
Lullaby, for 29 strings and two harps
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Christoph Campestrini (conductor)

1:44 am
Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937)
Variations on a Polish Folk theme in B minor Op 10
Jerzy Godziszewski (piano)

2:04 am
Leoš Janáček (1854-1928)
Taras Bulba - rhapsody for orchestra
Orkiestra Filharmonii Narodowej w Warszawie, Miguel Ángel Gómez Martínez (conductor)

2:31 am
Carl Nielsen (1865-1931)
Symphony No 4 Op 29 'The Inextinguishable'
Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Michael Schønwandt (conductor)

3:08 am
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (1839-1881)
Pictures from an exhibition for piano
Fazil Say (piano)

3:41 am
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
String Quartet in D major (Op. 64 No.5) 'The Lark'
Yggdrasil String Quartet

3:59 am
Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)
The Blue Bird, from 8 Partsongs Op 119 No 3
BBC Singers, Stephen Cleobury (conductor)

4:03 am
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Suite in A minor BWV.818a
Wolfgang Glüxam (harpsichord)

4:17 am
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897), Friedrich Schiller (author)
Nanie Op 82
Oslo Philharmonic Choir, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos (conductor)

4:31 am
Franz Schreker (1878-1934)
Fantastic Overture, Op 15
BBC Philharmonic, Vassily Sinaisky (conductor)

4:41 am
Henricus Albicastro (fl.1700-06)
Concerto a 4, Op 7 no 2
Ensemble 415, Chiara Banchini (violin), Chiara Banchini (director)

4:50 am
Josquin des Prez (c1440 - 1521)
Qui habitat in adjutorio Altissimi, for 24 voices
BBC Singers, Stephen Cleobury (conductor)

4:58 am
Elena Kats-Chernin (b.1957)
Russian Rag
Donna Coleman (piano)

5:04 am
Barbara Strozzi (1619-1677)
"Hor che Apollo" - Serenade for Soprano, 2 violins & continuo
Musica Fiorita, Daniela Dolci (director)

5:17 am
Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
Tannhauser: Overture; Venusberg music (concert version)
Orchestre du Conservatoire de Musique du Québec, Franz-Paul Decker (conductor)

5:39 am
Alexander Scriabin (1871-1915)
Piano Sonata no 3 in F sharp minor, Op 23
Daniil Trifonov (piano)

5:59 am
Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
Stabat mater for 10 voices, organ & basso continuo in C minor
Danish National Radio Chorus, Soren Christian Vestergaard (organ), Bo Holten (conductor)

6:23 am
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
Le Cygne (The Swan) from 'Le Carnaval des Animaux'
Henry-David Varema (cello), Cornelia Lootsmann (harp)

6:26 am
Oskar Lindberg (1887-1955), Johan Ludvig Runeberg (lyricist)
Morgonen (Morning) for women's voices
Swedish Radio Choir, Eric Ericson Chamber Choir, Maria Wieslander (piano), Gustav Sjökvist (conductor)


MON 06:30 Breakfast (m0002r98)
Monday - Petroc's classical rise and shine

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

Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk


MON 09:00 Essential Classics (m0002r9b)
Ian Skelly

Ian Skelly with Essential Classics - the best in classical music.

0930 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist.

1010 Our Classical Century - 100 key moments in the last century of classical music.

1050 Cultural inspirations from our guest of the week, Anneka Rice

1130 Slow Moment - time to take a break for a moment's musical reflection


MON 12:00 Composer of the Week (b09ngnlp)
Witold Lutoslawski (1913-1994)

The inescapable forces of circumstance

Witold Lutoslawski's extraordinary life mirrors the turbulent history of his homeland Poland, yet he consistently denied the effect of any of this tumult on his music. Donald Macleod is joined this week by Dr Nicholas Reyland to explore the truth of this denial alongside the life and career of one the most revered composers of the Twentieth Century. The week begins by exploring Lutoslawski's traumatic youth in Warsaw and his terrifying experiences during the Second World War.

Lacrimosa
Lucy Crowe (soprano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Edward Gardner (conductor)

Two Studies
Ewa Kupiec (piano)

Symphonic Variations
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Witold Lutosławski (conductor)

Variations on a Theme of Paganini (2 piano original version)
Martha Argerich, Gabriela Montero (pianos)

Symphony No 1
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor)

Producer: Sam Phillips.


MON 13:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (m0002r9d)
Mozart all the way from Quatuor Arod and viola player Timothy Ridout

Live from Wigmore Hall, London. Radio 3 New Generation Artists Quatuor Arod play Mozart's fresh and youthful Divertimento in D, K136, and are joined by viola player Timothy Ridout in his emotionally intense String Quintet in G minor, K516.

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch.

Mozart: Divertimento in D, K136
Mozart: String Quartet in G minor, K516

Quatuor Arod
Timothy Ridout (viola)


MON 14:00 Afternoon Concert (m0002r9g)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales - Beethoven & Weber

Romantic masterpieces from the BBC National Orchestra Orchestra of Wales in a concert given at Prichard Jones Hall, Bangor, in November 2018. Soloist Robert Plane joins the orchestra for a performance of Weber's ground-breaking Clarinet Concerto No.1 in F minor. Plus there's music by Bartok and Bernard Rands.

Presented by Tom Redmond

2.00pm
Beethoven – Symphony No.1 in C major, Op.21
Weber - Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in F minor, Op.73
Baermann - Clarinet Quintet No.3, Op.23 (Adagio)
Beethoven - Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.55
Robert Plane (clarinet)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Ryan Bancroft (conductor)

c.3.30pm
Bartok - The Miraculous Mandarin
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Mariss Janssons (conductor)

c.3.50pm
Bernard Rands - Canti Del Sole
Stephen Chaundy (tenor)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
William Boughton (conductor)


MON 17:00 In Tune (m0002r9j)
Angela Hewitt, Richard Alston

Katie Derham presents a lively mix of music, conversation and arts news. Pianist Angela Hewitt plays live in the studio and looks forward to her recital at the Royal Festival Hall tomorrow. We also hear from choreographer Richard Alston about his project set to Brahms's Hungarian Dances.


MON 19:00 In Tune Mixtape (m0002r9l)
Welcome to Fairyland

Taking as a starting point Weber's opera Oberon - one of the works that feature in Our Classical Century - we invite you into a magical world of fairies, goblins, trolls and elves, with a couple of wild bears thrown in for good measure.

Produced by Dominic Wells.


MON 19:30 Radio 3 in Concert (m0002r9n)
A Composer Conducts

The charismatic Principal Conductor of the Philharmonia Orchestra is a also a composer with an international reputation and his Cello Concerto is at the centre of this concert featuring music written for and first performed in the USA. The premiere of Sibelius's tone poem Oceanides, which conjures up 'visions of nymphs sporting on the crests of mighty waves', was conducted by Sibelius himself at the Norfolk Music Festival, Connecticut, in 1914. The first outing for fellow Finn Salonen's Cello Concerto, where the soloist 'does battle with a swirling orchestra, a hyperactive set of bongos, and even, through live tape looping, its own shadow', was in Chicago in 2017. And Boston's Symphony Hall, 1944, was where Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra, commissioned to show off the individual and collective virtuosity of the local band, first saw the light of day.

Recorded yesterday at the Royal Festival Hall and presented by Martin Handley.

Sibelius: The Oceanides
Esa-Pekka Salonen: Cello Concerto
Interval
Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra

Truls Mørk (cello)
Philharmonia Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor)


MON 22:00 Music Matters (m0002r9q)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:15 on Saturday]


MON 22:45 Drama on 3 (m0002r9s)
Love Thy Synth

Uncanny Valley

Hannah Silva’s future-set story of a woman’s search for connection is told through the podcasts she makes with her synthetic robodoll.

Nikki King is a journalist and presenter of Scientethics, a podcast exploring the blurred lines where tech, science and ethics merge. Covering the reappearance of enigmatic and reclusive robotics expert Tim Lowe, Nikki is surprised to find herself at the centre of his latest work.

“The relationship between humans and their artificial counterparts runs right back to the myths of ancient Greece, where Pygmalion’s statue was brought to life with a kiss. It is the stuff of legend and of science fiction – part of our written history and a part of our imagined future.” Dr Kate Devlin

Pygmalion and Narcissus intertwine in this 21st century story of human relationships and loneliness, of our need for external validation and the search for self.

By Hannah Silva

Nikki & Knickers ….. Valene Kane
Tiresias ….. Neil Bell
Marc ….. Luke Jerdy

Other voices ….. Catriona Stirling

Executive producer ….. Sara Davies

Produced by Nicolas Jackson & Steve Bond

An Afonica production for BBC Radio 3


MON 23:00 Jazz Now (m0002r9w)
Matana Roberts, Alexander Hawkins and Lucas Niggli

Soweto presents a set by the trio of Matana Roberts, Alexander Hawkins and Lucas Niggli; and he reports from Edinburgh on the Belgian-Scottish 'Jazz Thrill' Collaboration.



TUESDAY 26 FEBRUARY 2019

TUE 00:30 Through the Night (m0002r9y)
Mahler and Respighi from Croatia

Respighi's Violin Concerto and Mahler's First Symphony performed in Zagreb. Presented by Jonathan Swain.

12:31 am
Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936)
Violin Concerto in A major
Marco Rizzi (violin), Croatian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra, Enrico Dindo (conductor)

1:00 am
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Sarabande from Partita No 1 in B minor for violin, BWV.1002
Marco Rizzi (violin)

1:05 am
Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
Symphony No 1 in D major, 'Titan'
Croatian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra, Enrico Dindo (conductor)

1:59 am
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Sonata in A major Op 47 (Kreutzer) for violin and piano
Igor Oistrach (violin), Igor Chernishov (piano)

2:31 am
Johann Rosenmüller (1619-1684)
Confitebor tibi
Johanna Koslowsky (soprano), David Cordier (counter tenor), Gerd Türk (tenor), Stephan Schreckenberger (bass), Carsten Lohff (organ), Cantus Cölln, Konrad Junghänel (lute), Konrad Junghänel (director)

2:46 am
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Suite for Solo Cello No 6 in D major, BWV.1012
Guy Fouquet (cello)

3:17 am
Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
Holberg Suite Op 40 for string orchestra
Terje Tønnesen (conductor), Norwegian Chamber Orchestra

3:36 am
Joseph Canteloube (1879-1957)
Brezairola - from Songs of the Auvergne
Yvonne Kenny (soprano), Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Vladimir Kamirski (conductor)

3:40 am
Gwilym Simcock (b.1981)
Spring step for piano
Gwilym Simcock (piano)

3:46 am
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)
6 Variations on a folk melody
Academic Wind Quintet

3:54 am
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Concerto in D major for flute, 2 violins, viola and continuo
Musica Antiqua Koln

4:06 am
Franz Schubert (1797-1828), Max Reger (arranger), Friedrich Ruckert (author)
Du bist die Ruh D.776, arr. Reger for voice and orchestra
Brigitte Fournier (soprano), National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Jerzy Semkow (conductor)

4:11 am
Richard Flury (1896-1967)
Three pieces for violin and piano
Sibylle Tschopp (violin), Isabel Tschopp (piano)

4:19 am
Jan van Gilse (1881-1944)
Concert Overture in C minor
Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra, Jac van Steen (conductor)

4:31 am
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847)
3 Studies Op 104b for piano
Sylviane Deferne (piano)

4:39 am
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Symphony No 5 in B flat major K.22
Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra, Ernest Bour (conductor)

4:47 am
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Aria: Mi lusinga il dolce affetto (Act 2 Sc 3 Alcina)
Graham Pushee (counter tenor), Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Paul Dyer (artistic director)

4:53 am
Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)
(3) Folksongs for chorus Op 49
Carmina Chamber Choir, Peter Hanke (conductor)

5:08 am
Johann Adolf Hasse (1699-1783)
Organ Concerto in D major
Wolfgang Brunner (organ), Salzburger Hofmusik, Wolfgang Brunner (director)

5:19 am
César Franck (1822-1890)
Prelude, Chorale and Fugue M.21
Robert Silverman (piano)

5:39 am
Edvard Järnefelt (1869-1968)
Korsholma - Symphonic Poem
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ulf Söderblom (conductor)

5:56 am
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
7 Variations on 'Bei Mannern, welche Liebe fuhlen' WoO.46 for cello and piano
Sol Gabetta (cello), Bertrand Chamayou (piano)

6:06 am
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
Septet for trumpet, piano and strings in E flat major, Op 65
Ole Edvard Antonsen (trumpet), Elise Baatnes (violin), Karolina Radziej (violin), Lars Anders Tomter (viola), Hjalmer Kvam (cello), Marius Faltby (double bass), Enrico Pace (piano)

6:23 am
Kaspar Förster (1616-1673)
Sonata a 3 in B flat major (KBPJ 39)
Il Tempo Baroque Ensemble


TUE 06:30 Breakfast (m0002s3l)
Tuesday - Petroc's classical alternative

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

Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk


TUE 09:00 Essential Classics (m0002s3n)
Ian Skelly

Ian Skelly with Essential Classics - the best in classical music.

0930 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist.

1010 Our Classical Century - 100 key moments in the last century of classical music.

1050 Cultural inspirations from our guest of the week, Anneka Rice

1130 Slow Moment - time to take a break for a moment's musical reflection


TUE 12:00 Composer of the Week (b09ngp7x)
Witold Lutoslawski (1913-1994)

Folk Music, Stalinism and Beyond

Witold Lutoslawski's extraordinary life mirrors the turbulent history of his homeland Poland, yet he consistently denied the effect of any of this tumult on his music. Donald Macleod is joined this week by Dr Nicholas Reyland to explore the truth of this denial alongside the life and career of one the most revered composers of the twentieth century. Tuesday's episode focusses on the aftermath of the war in Poland, and Lutoslawski's brief flirtation with folk music.

Little Suite (Mala Suita) - II. Hurra Polka
NDR Symphony Orchestra
Krzysztof Urbanski (conductor)

Bukoliki - I. Allegro vivace
Stella Czajkowski (piano)

Wiosna (Spring) - no.1. Piosenka o zlotym listku (Song of the golden leaf)
Anna Radziejewska (mezzo-soprano)
Mariusz Rutkowski (piano)

Concerto for Orchestra
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Edward Gardner (conductor)

Musique funèbre
Cleveland Orchestra
Christoph von Dohnanyi (conductor)

Producer: Sam Phillips.


TUE 13:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (m0002s3q)
Czech Chamber Music

Reicha, Smetana, Dvorak

The Czech Chamber Music Society is one of the oldest and most renowned musical institutions in the Czech Republic. It was founded to promote the concert activities of the then young Bohemian Quartet and its opening concert took place at the Rudolfinum in Prague on October 10, 1894.

Fast forward 120 years to 2018 and both the Czech Chamber Music Society and their promotion of young Czech musicians continues. In the Lunchtime Concert this week we will hear from the latest groups, including today the Belfiato Wind Quintet, who will appear each day for the rest of this week.

And one of the current outstanding String Quartets, and former BBC Nw Generation Artists, the Pavel Haas Quartet, who appear in Friday's programme performing Dvorak, and today playing Smetana's 1st String Quartet, whose final movement breaks down imtating the tinnitus that plagued Smetana as he grew older.

Presented by Sarah Walker.

Reicha
Wind Quintet in E minor, Op 88, No 1
The Belfiato Quintet

Smetana
String Quartet No. 1 in E minor, 'From my Life'
Pavel Haas Quartet


TUE 14:00 Afternoon Concert (m0002s3s)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales in China

From their recent tour to China, Xian Zhang conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in a concert from Shenzhen, including music by Glinka, Liszt & Dvorak. Plus there are performances of Bartok, Beethoven, Suk and Kate Whitley from back home in Cardiff.

Presented by Tom Redmond.

2.00pm
Glinka – Overture: Ruslan & Ludmila
Liszt - Piano Concerto No.1 in E flat major
Dvorak - Symphony No.8 in G major
Brahms - Hungarian Dance No.5
Geng Zhimaio (piano)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Xian Zhang (conductor)

c.3.30pm
Bartok - Hungarian Sketches
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Tommy Andersson (conductor)

c.3.45pm
Suk - Fantastic Scherzo
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Richard Hickox (conductor)

c.4.00pm
Beethoven - Leonore Overture No.3
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Joseph Swenson (conductor)

c.4.15pm
Kate Whitley - Speak Out
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Xian Zhang (conductor)

c.4.25pm
Bridge - Mid of Night
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Richard Hickox (conductor)


TUE 17:00 In Tune (m0002s3v)
Villiers Quartet

Katie Derham presents a lively mix of music, conversation and arts news, including live performance from the Villiers Quartet ahead of a rendition of rarely played work by suffragette and composer, Ethel Smyth at St John's Smith Square this Sunday.


TUE 19:00 In Tune Mixtape (m0002s3x)
Adams, Hillborg, Debussy

In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, featuring John Adams's zingy Short Ride in a Fast Machine, which contrasts with Anders Hillborg's soothing O Dessa Ogon and Debussy's La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin, sumptuously arranged for brass.


TUE 19:30 Radio 3 in Concert (m0002s3z)
Bach on the recorder

Live from West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge
Presented by Ian Skelly

Bach, with Lucie Horsch and the AAM directed by Richard Egarr.

Vivaldi: Concerto for Flautino in C major, Op. 4 No. 11 (arr. in G major for recorder)
Bach: Concerto for Harpsichord No. 3 in D major BWV1054
Sammartini: Recorder Concerto in F major
Bach: 'Erbame Dich' from St Matthew Passion

8.15: Interval

8.35: Bach: Concerto for Oboe in D minor BWV1059r (arr. for recorder)
Bach: Concerto for Harpsichord No. 7 in G minor BWV1058
Vivaldi: Concerto for Flute in G minor ‘La notte’, Op. 10 No. 2

Lucie Horsch, recorder
Academy of Ancient Music
Richard Egarr, director & harpsichord

Young recorder-player Lucie Horsch joins the Academy of Ancient Music in a programme of concertos and transcriptions, taking in the full emotional gamut of baroque music, from the heartbreaking beauty of Bach’s ‘Erbarme dich’ to the many extrovert moods of Vivaldi’s ‘La notte’ concerto. Harpsichordist Richard Egarr fiis out the picture with two of Bach’s finest keyboard concertos.


TUE 22:00 Free Thinking (m0002s41)
Jack the Ripper and women as victims

Hallie Rubenhold & Kate Lister from the Whores of Yore twitter account discuss depictions of women victims of violence with Matthew Sweet.

Hallie Rubenhold has published The Five - the untold lives of the women killed by Jack the Ripper.
Dr Kate Lister teaches at Leeds Trinity University and is the author of Paraphernalia! Victorian Objects.
Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes is on Netflix.

Producer: Torquil MacLeod


TUE 22:45 Drama on 3 (m0002s43)
Love Thy Synth

Knickers

Hannah Silva’s future-set story of a woman’s search for connection is told through the podcasts she makes with her synthetic robodoll.

Nikki King is a journalist and presenter of Scientethics, a podcast exploring the blurred lines where tech, science and ethics merge. Covering the reappearance of enigmatic and reclusive robotics expert Tim Lowe, Nikki is surprised to find herself at the centre of his latest work.

“The relationship between humans and their artificial counterparts runs right back to the myths of ancient Greece, where Pygmalion’s statue was brought to life with a kiss. It is the stuff of legend and of science fiction – part of our written history and a part of our imagined future.” Dr Kate Devlin

Pygmalion and Narcissus intertwine in this 21st-century story of human relationships and loneliness, of our need for external validation and the search for self.

By Hannah Silva

Nikki & Knickers ….. Valene Kane
Tiresias ….. Neil Bell
Marc ….. Luke Jerdy

Other voices ….. Catriona Stirling

Executive producer ….. Sara Davies

Produced by Nicolas Jackson & Steve Bond

An Afonica production for BBC Radio 3


TUE 23:00 Late Junction (m0002s45)
The best-ever live music recordings?

To mark the first-ever Late Junction Festival, happening in east London later this week, presenter Jennifer Lucy Allan compiles her own personal compendium of the best-ever live albums and live sets committed to tape.

Expect to hear some stone-cold classic concert recordings, as well as some newer live releases that merit inclusion too. Featured performances include Nina Simone live in Liberia, a Grammy Award-winning concert recording from Elizabeth Cotten, and a superstar duet of Ravi Shankar and Ustad Ali Akbar Khan on stage.

Produced by Jack Howson for Reduced Listening.



WEDNESDAY 27 FEBRUARY 2019

WED 00:30 Through the Night (m0002s47)
Gergiev in Geneva

Valery Gergiev conducts the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra in two Tchaikovsky symphonies. Presented by Jonathan Swain.

12:31 am
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Symphony No 2 in C minor, Op 17, 'Little Russian'
Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (conductor)

1:04 am
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Symphony No 5 in E minor, Op 64
Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (conductor)

1:53 am
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Piano Concerto No 23 in A major, K488
Leif Ove Andsnes (piano), Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, Terje Tønnesen (conductor)

2:18 am
Percy Grainger (1882-1961)
4 Folk Songs
Camerata Chamber Choir, Michael Bojesen (conductor)

2:31 am
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c.1590-1664)
Missa in duplicibus minoribus II
Maîtrise de Garçons de Colmar, Ensemble Gilles Binchois, Ensemble Cantus Figuratus der Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, Dominique Vellard (director)

3:05 am
György Orbán (b.1947)
Cor mundum
Talinn Music High School Chamber Choir, Evi Eespere (director)

3:12 am
Arvo Pärt (b.1935)
Fratres
Petr Nouzovský (cello), Yukie Ichimura (piano)

3:25 am
Veljo Tormis (1930-2017)
Overture No 2
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Arvo Volmer (conductor)

3:35 am
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Divertimento in D major, K136
Van Kuijk Quartet

3:47 am
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Melody, Op 42
Seung-Hye Choi (piano), Hyun-Mi Kim (violin)

3:51 am
Pierre Mercure (1927-1966)
Pantomime for wind and percussion
Edmonton Wind Ensemble, Harry Pinchin (conductor)

3:57 am
Andreas Hammerschmidt (1611/2-1675)
Suite in C major from the collection 'Erster Fleiss'
Hesperion XX, Jordi Savall (director)

4:10 am
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Adagio and allegro in A flat major, Op 70
Danjulo Ishizaka (cello), Jose Gallardo (piano)

4:19 am
Johann Strauss II (1825-1899), Rudolf Buchbinder (arranger)
Paraphrase of 'An der schonen blauen Donau', Op 314
Rudolf Buchbinder (piano)

4:24 am
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Die Geschopfe des Prometheus, Op 43
RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, Günter Pichler (conductor)

4:31 am
Hector Berlioz
La Damnation de Faust, Op 24 (excerpts)
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (conductor)

4:43 am
Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Mephisto Waltz No 1, S514
Janina Fialkowska (piano)

4:55 am
Josef Suk (1874-1935)
Elegie (Pod dojmem Zeyerova Vysehradu), Op 23, arranged for piano trio
Aronowitz Ensemble

5:02 am
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893), Nicolaj Hansen (arranger)
Autumn Song (October, excerpt 'The Seasons')
Moshe Hammer (violin), Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi (cello), William Tritt (piano)

5:07 am
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Danse russe. Trépak, 'The Nutcracker, suite', Op 71a
Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (conductor)

5:09 am
Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770)
Violin Sonata in F major, Op 2, No 5
Gottfried von der Goltz (violin), Torsten Johann (organ), Lee Santana (theorbo)

5:23 am
Carl Nielsen (1865-1931)
Flute Concerto (1926)
Emmanuel Pahud (flute), Stadtorchester Winterthür, János Furst (conductor)

5:42 am
Edward Elgar
Serenade for Strings Op 20
Royal Academy Soloists, Clio Gould (director)

5:53 am
Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)
Wind Serenade in D minor, Op 44
I Soloisti del Vento, Etienne Siebens (conductor)

6:17 am
Hector Berlioz
Les Franc-juges Op 3 (Overture)
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, John Nelson (conductor)


WED 06:30 Breakfast (m0002rw7)
Wednesday - Petroc's classical commute

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

Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk


WED 09:00 Essential Classics (m0002rw9)
Ian Skelly

Ian Skelly with Essential Classics - the best in classical music.

0930 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist.

1010 Our Classical Century - 100 key moments in the last century of classical music.

1050 Cultural inspirations from our guest of the week, Anneka Rice

1130 Slow Moment - time to take a break for a moment's musical reflection


WED 12:00 Composer of the Week (b09ngtdd)
Witold Lutoslawski (1913-1994)

Branching out

Witold Lutoslawski's extraordinary life mirrors the turbulent history of his homeland Poland, yet he consistently denied the effect of any of this tumult on his music. Donald Macleod is joined this week by Dr Nicholas Reyland to explore the truth of this denial alongside the life and career of one the most revered composers of the Twentieth Century. Wednesday's episode introduces us to the composer's alter-ego, Derwid, and explores Lutoslawaski's conducting career, and his reaction to both further political unrest in Poland and personal tragedy.

"Derwid": Nie oczekuje dzis nikogo (I'm not expecting anyone today)
Rena Rolska (vocals)
Polish Radio Dance Orchestra
Ryszard Damrosz (conductor)

Livre pour Orchestre
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Witold Lutoslawski (conductor)

Cello Concerto
Rostropovich (cello)
Orchestre de Paris
Witold Lutoslawski (conductor)

Producer: Sam Phillips.


WED 13:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (m0002rwc)
Czech Chamber Music

Janacek, Bach, Martinu, Liebermann

In today's Lunchtime visit to Prague's Rudolfinum Hall, an all female Piano Trio and the Quartet in residence of the Czech Chamber Music Society, as well as another performance from the Benfiato Wind Quintet, and special guest Russian born pianist Kirill Gerstein.

Presented by Sarah Walker.

Leoš Janáček
Mládí
Belfiato Quintet

Bach
Four Duets, BWV 802-805
Kirill Gerstein (piano)

Bohuslav Martinů
String Quartet No 3,
The Bennewitz Quartet:

Lowell Liebermann
Piano Trio No. 1, Op 32
Puella Trio


WED 14:00 Afternoon Concert (m0002rwg)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales performs Hoddinott, Lewis and Panufnik

Holly Mathieson conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in music by Alun Hoddinott, Sarah Lianne Lewis and Andrzej Panufnik in a concert recorded earlier this year in Cardiff. Plus performances of pieces by Ruth Gipps & James MacMillan.

Presented by Tom Redmond.

2.00pm
Alun Hoddinott – Taliesin
Sarah Lianne Lewis - Is there no seeker of dreams that were?
Andrzej Panufnik - Sinfonia Sacra (Symphony No. 3)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Holly Mathieson (Conductor)

c.3.00pm
Ruth Gipps - Knight in Armour
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Rumon Gamba (conductor)

c.3.10pm
James MacMillan - Te Deum
BBC National Chorus of Wales
Adrian Partington (conductor)


WED 15:30 Choral Evensong (m0002rwj)
Chapel of Royal Holloway, University of London

Live from the Chapel of Royal Holloway, University of London.

Introit: King of Glory, King of peace (Walford Davies)
Responses: James Buonemani
Psalms 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131 (Pike, Chard, Archer, Atkins, Purcell)
First Lesson: Isaiah 52 v.13 – 53 v.6
Canticles: St Mark’s Service (Gerald Near)
Second Lesson: Romans 15 vv.14-21
Anthem: In pace (René Clausen)
Hymn: Let all the World (Luckington)
Voluntary: Alla Marcia (Ireland)

Rupert Gough (Director of Choral Music)
Liam Condon (Senior Organ Scholar)


WED 16:30 New Generation Artists (m0002rwl)
Mariam Batsashvili and Thibaut Garcia

New Generation Artists: Mariam Batsashvili and Thibaut Garcia
In advance of her Wigmore Hall appearance next week, the captivating Georgian pianist, Mariam Batsashvili plays Liszt's majestic re-imagining of Handel's Almira and guitarist, Thibaut Garcia plays the famous Chaconne for violin in d minor.

Bach Chaconne from Partita No. 2 in D minor for solo violin BWV1004
Thibaut Garcia (guitar)

Liszt Sarabande and Chaconne from Handel's Almira S.181
Mariam Batsashvili (piano)


WED 17:00 In Tune (m0002rwn)
Temple Church Choir, London Haydn Quartet

Katie Derham presents a lively mix of music, conversation and arts news. Live performance comes today from the Temple Church Choir who join us ahead of their concert tomorrow which celebrates their first ever recording back in 1927. The London Haydn Quartet perform in the studio, too, and talk about their appearance at the Belfast International Chamber Music Festival on Saturday,


WED 19:00 In Tune Mixtape (m0002rwq)
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 (m0002rws)
Sir James MacMillan at 60

Sir James MacMillan conducts his 60th birthday concert with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, celebrating a partnership that has stretched across decades. Arvo Part’s popular elegy to Benjamin Britten opens the evening, written to mourn the passing of a composer whose work he thought most resembled his own. MacMillan’s celebrated concerto for percussion and orchestra 'Veni, Veni, Emmanuel' follows, performed by Scottish percussionist Colin Currie. The piece takes inspiration from biblical text found in Luke 21: “for the powers of heaven will be shaken. And they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory”. The evening closes with Macmillan’s Cantata for chorus and strings. Drawing on text from the gospels the piece is a heart rending depiction of Christ’s crucifixion.

Arvo Part: Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten
James MacMillan: Veni, Veni, Emmanuel

20:10
INTERVAL: Olli Mustonen: Toccata performed by Mr McFall's Chamber

20:30
James Macmillan: Seven Last Words from the Cross

Colin Currie – Percussion
James MacMillan – conductor
Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Presenter - Kate Molleson
Producer - Laura Metcalfe


WED 22:00 Free Thinking (m0002rwv)
Authority in the Era of Populism

What is required of a good leader in an age of disruption? Jamie Bartlett, Professor Mary Kaldor, Dame Louise Casey, Dame Heather Rabbatts and Rupert Reid debate at the London School of Economics. Anne McElvoy chairs.

Jamie Bartlett is writer and technology industry analyst at the think tank Demos.

Mary Kaldor is Professor of Global Governance at LSE.

Louise Casey is former head of the Respect Task Force, the UK’s first Victims’ Commissioner, director general of Troubled Families.

Heather Rabbatts is former chief executive of the London boroughs of Lambeth, Merton, and Hammersmith and Fulham.

Rupert Reid is Director of Research and Strategy at the centre-right think tank Policy Exchange

The London School of Economics Festival New World Disorders runs from February 25th to 2nd March http://www.lse.ac.uk/Events/LSE-Festival/NewWorldDisorders

Producer: Eliane Glaser


WED 22:45 Drama on 3 (m0002rwx)
Love Thy Synth

Normative Expectations

Hannah Silva’s future-set story of a woman’s search for connection is told through the podcasts she makes with her synthetic robodoll.

Nikki King is a journalist and presenter of Scientethics, a podcast exploring the blurred lines where tech, science and ethics merge. Covering the reappearance of enigmatic and reclusive robotics expert Tim Lowe, Nikki is surprised to find herself at the centre of his latest work.

“The relationship between humans and their artificial counterparts runs right back to the myths of ancient Greece, where Pygmalion’s statue was brought to life with a kiss. It is the stuff of legend and of science fiction – part of our written history and a part of our imagined future.” Dr Kate Devlin

Pygmalion and Narcissus intertwine in this 21st century story of human relationships and loneliness, of our need for external validation and the search for self.

By Hannah Silva

Nikki & Knickers ….. Valene Kane
Tiresias ….. Neil Bell
Marc ….. Luke Jerdy

Other voices ….. Catriona Stirling

Executive producer ….. Sara Davies

Produced by Nicolas Jackson & Steve Bond

An Afonica production for BBC Radio 3


WED 23:00 Late Junction (m0002rwz)
Laurie Anderson with Jennifer Lucy Allan

It’s a privilege to welcome Laurie Anderson to Late Junction as a guest, to swap rare music recommendations with presenter Jennifer Lucy Allan. Along the way they talk about listening and seeing, dreams and virtual reality, meditation and technology, performance and creativity, and Laurie’s late husband Lou Reed.

Laurie Anderson is a composer, a pioneering performance artist, a multi-disciplinary maker, and an instrument inventor. She has been described as the “world’s first high-tech poet”, and has the honour of being NASA’s first and only artist-in-residence. She is perhaps most famous for bringing the avant-garde to the British pop charts in the 1980s, with her song O Superman.

Produced by Jack Howson for Reduced Listening.



THURSDAY 28 FEBRUARY 2019

THU 00:30 Through the Night (m0002rx1)
Vadim Repin Trans-Siberian Arts Festival

Novosibirsk Symphony Orchestra play Shostakovich and Dvorak and Brahms. Presented by Jonathan Swain.

12:31 AM
Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)
Le Carnaval romain, op. 9, overture
Novosibirsk Symphony Orchestra, Andris Poga (conductor)

12:40 AM
Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)
Cello Concerto in B minor, op. 104
Pablo Ferrandez (cello), Novosibirsk Symphony Orchestra, Andris Poga (conductor)

01:23 AM
Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
Symphony No. 15 in A, op. 141
Novosibirsk Symphony Orchestra, Andris Poga (conductor)

02:08 AM
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Sonata in F minor (Op.120 No.1) for clarinet or viola and
Martin Frost (clarinet), Thomas Larcher (piano)

02:31 AM
Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)
Missa sancta no.1 (J.224) in E flat major 'Freischutzmesse'
Norwegian Soloist Choir, Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Grete Pedersen (conductor)

03:04 AM
Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
24 Preludes, Op.28
David Kadouch (piano)

03:40 AM
Carl Nielsen (1865-1931)
Overture to Maskarade (FS.39)
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Leif Segerstam (conductor)

03:46 AM
Janez Gregorc (b.1934)
Sans respirer, sans soupir
Slovene Brass Quintet

03:52 AM
Matthias Schmitt (b.1958)
Ghanaia for percussion
Colin Currie (percussion)

03:59 AM
Serge Koussevitsky (1874-1951)
Andante Cantabile & Valse Miniature (Op.1 Nos. 1 & 2)
Gary Karr (double bass), Harmon Lewis (piano)

04:08 AM
August de Boeck (1865-1937)
Fantasy on two Flemish Folk Songs (1923)
Vlaams Radio Orkest [Flemish Radio Orchestra], Marc Soustrot (conductor)

04:16 AM
Traditional
Quando nascette Ninno (Neopolitan shepherd's song)
Zefiro Torna

04:19 AM
Francesco Durante (1684-1755)
Concerto per quartetto No 6 in A major for strings
Concerto Koln

04:31 AM
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Quartet in D minor for 2 violins, viola and basso continuo, TWV.43:d2
Ensemble of the Eighteenth Century, Susanne Regel (conductor)

04:41 AM
Charles-Valentin Alkan (1813-1888)
Le Festin d'Esope (Op.39 no.12) in E minor, from '12 studies'
Johan Ullén (piano)

04:51 AM
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893), Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (arranger)
Andante Cantabile (String Quartet, Op 11)
Shauna Rolston (cello), Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Mario Bernardi (conductor)

04:58 AM
Johann Valentin Meder (1649-1719)
Wie murren denn die Leut (Dialogo a doi voci)
La Capella Ducale, David Corder (counter tenor), Harry van der Kamp (bass), Musica Fiata Köln, Roland Wilson (director)

05:08 AM
Georges Hüe (1858-1948)
Phantasy vers. flute and piano
Iveta Kundrátová (flute), Inna Aslamasova (piano)

05:16 AM
Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978)
Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia from the ballet 'Spartacus' (Act 3)
NRCU Symphony Orchestra, Vyacheslav Blinov (conductor)

05:26 AM
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Nachtstuck D.672
Ilker Arcayürek (tenor), Simon Lepper (piano)

05:31 AM
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Quartet for Strings (Op.71 No.1) in B flat major (Hob III:69)
Tátrai Quartet

05:54 AM
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Keyboard Concerto No.2 in E major (BWV.1053)
Angela Hewitt (piano), CBC Vancouver Orchestra, Mario Bernardi (conductor)

06:14 AM
Kresimir Baranovic (1894-1975)
Licitarsko srce (Gingerbread Heart) - Suite from the Ballet
Mladen Tarbuk (conductor), Croatian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra


THU 06:30 Breakfast (m0002sk3)
Thursday - Petroc's classical picks

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

Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk


THU 09:00 Essential Classics (m0002sk5)
Ian Skelly

Ian Skelly with Essential Classics - the best in classical music.

0930 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist.

1010 Our Classical Century - 100 key moments in the last century of classical music.

1050 Cultural inspirations from our guest of the week, Anneka Rice

1130 Slow Moment - time to take a break for a moment's musical reflection


THU 12:00 Composer of the Week (b09ngtqm)
Witold Lutoslawski (1913-1994)

Solidarity and Freedom

Witold Lutoslawski's extraordinary life mirrors the turbulent history of his homeland Poland, yet he consistently denied the effect of any of this tumult on his music. Donald Macleod is joined this week by Dr Nicholas Reyland to explore the truth of this denial alongside the life and career of one the most revered composers of the Twentieth Century. Today's episode explores the unrest that led to the emergence of the Solidarity movement in Poland, Lutoslawski's involvement with Solidarity and a change in his musical direction.

Les espaces du sommeil
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)
Berlin Philharmonic
Witold Lutoslawski (conductor)

Epitaph for Oboe and Piano
Melanie Ragge (oboe)
Ann Martin-Davis (piano)

Symphony No 3
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Edward Gardner (conductor)

Producer: Sam Phillips.


THU 13:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (m0002sk7)
Czech Chamber Music

Foerster, Bernstein, Chopin, Ades

The Belfiato Wind Quintet begin today's Lunchtime Concert with a piece by JB Foerster written in 1909, and the programme ends with Kirill Gerstein performing 3 mazurkas written by Thomas Ades in 2009. In between, the Puella Trio perform an early work by Leonard Bernstein, from his Harvard days, and we have 3 Chopin waltzes fresh from the Paris Salons of the 1820's.

Sarah Walker presents

Josef Bohuslav Foerster
Wind Quintet in D, Op 95
Belfiato Quintet

Leonard Bernstein
Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano
Puella Trio

Fryderyk Chopin
Three waltzes
Thomas Adès
Three Mazurkas
Kirill Gerstein (piano)


THU 14:00 Afternoon Concert (m0002sk9)
Verdi's Attila from La Scala, Milan

Riccardo Chailly conducts one of Verdi's less well-known operas - Attila, based on an 1809 play by Zacharias Werner - in a performance from La Scala, Milan. Russian bass Ildar Abdrazakov stars in the title role of the King of the Huns.

Presented by Tom Redmond.

2.00pm
Verdi - Attila
Attila.....Ildar Abdrazakov (Bass)
Odabella.....Saioa Hernández (Soprano)
Ezlo.....George Petean (Baritone)
Foresto.....Fabio Sartori (Tenor)
Uldino.....Francesco Pittari (Tenor)
Pope Leo I.....Gianluca Buratto (Bass)
La Scala Orchestra
La Scala Chorus
Riccardo Chailly (Conductor)

c.4.00pm
Grace Williams - Trumpet Concerto
Philippe Schartz (trumpet)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Owain Arwel Hughes (conductor)


THU 17:00 In Tune (m0002skc)
Jamal Aliyev, Jams Coleman

Katie Derham presents a lively mix of music, conversation and arts news. Live music today comes from the cellist Jamal Aliyev with pianist Jâms Coleman, who perform ahead of their concert at Wigmore Hall next Wednesday.


THU 19:00 In Tune Mixtape (m0002skf)
Musical Pegot-ry?

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.


THU 19:30 Radio 3 in Concert (m0002skh)
Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the Philharmonia

Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra in a typically stimulating and adventurous concert. The sultry and exotic suffuses both the Spain of Debussy's Ibéria and the Asia of Ravel's set of three songs, Shéhérazade. Respighi's Pines of Rome weaves an evocative scenic spell ending in ancient Rome, and two later 20th century Italians complete the evening. Berio's Folk Songs traverse the globe, from the US to Azerbaijan but most personal to Salonen is Donatoni's final work ESA, named after and dedicated to him by the composer.

Presented by Martin Handley, live from the Royal Festival Hall.

Debussy: Ibéria
Berio: Folk Songs
Interval
Franco Donatoni: ESA (In cauda V)
Ravel: Shéhérazade
Respighi: Pines of Rome

Marianne Crebassa (mezzo soprano)
Philharmonia Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor


THU 22:00 Free Thinking (m0002skk)
Skeuomorphs, Design and Modern Craft

Laurence Scott, Will Self and New Generation Thinkers Lisa Mullen and Danielle Thom look at redundant features in design plus a visit to Collect, the annual Craft Fair in London.

Collect, The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects is on at the Saatchi Gallery in London from 28 February - 3 March 2019
Danielle Thom is a curator at the Museum of London.
Lisa Mullen is the author of Mid-century Gothic: The uncanny objects of modernity in British literature and culture after the Second World War

Producer: Luke Mulhall


THU 22:45 Drama on 3 (m0002skm)
Love Thy Synth

Snap

Hannah Silva’s future-set story of a woman’s search for connection is told through the podcasts she makes with her synthetic robodoll.

Nikki King is a journalist and presenter of Scientethics, a podcast exploring the blurred lines where tech, science and ethics merge. Covering the reappearance of enigmatic and reclusive robotics expert Tim Lowe, Nikki is surprised to find herself at the centre of his latest work.

“The relationship between humans and their artificial counterparts runs right back to the myths of ancient Greece, where Pygmalion’s statue was brought to life with a kiss. It is the stuff of legend and of science fiction – part of our written history and a part of our imagined future.” Dr Kate Devlin

Pygmalion and Narcissus intertwine in this 21st century story of human relationships and loneliness, of our need for external validation and the search for self.

By Hannah Silva

Nikki & Knickers ….. Valene Kane
Tiresias ….. Neil Bell
Marc ….. Luke Jerdy

Other voices ….. Catriona Stirling

Executive producer ….. Sara Davies

Produced by Nicolas Jackson & Steve Bond

An Afonica production for BBC Radio 3


THU 23:00 Late Junction (m0002skp)
Bagpipes like you’ve never heard them before

Jennifer Lucy Allan plays hot-off-the-press live music highlights from the inaugural Late Junction Festival, which began tonight, including a chance to hear a performance from Manchester-based composer Chaines.

Elsewhere, Jennifer also indulges her fondness for bagpipes. Trust her on this…

Is there a more divisive and infamous instrument than the bagpipes? The Scottish Great Highland pipes are renowned for their size, volume, and power, as well as their ability to make certain people run screaming from a room with fingers in their ears. But bagpipes of different shapes, sizes, and specifications have been used in traditional music around the world, for thousands of years. Tonight you’ll hear a full glorious range: bagpipe jazz from Rufus Harley, Iranian folk featuring the ney-anbān bagpipe of Saeid Shanbehzadeh, minimalist multi-bagpipe drone by Julia Wolfe, as well as a rare recording of the Royal Army of Oman Pipe Band.

Produced by Jack Howson.
A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3.



FRIDAY 01 MARCH 2019

FRI 00:30 Through the Night (m0002skr)
Mahler at the BBC Proms

Bamberg Symphony Orchestra perform Mahler's Symphony No 5 conducted by Jonathan Nott at the 2013 BBC Proms. With Jonathan Swain.

12:31 AM
Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor
Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Jonathan Nott (conductor)

01:42 AM
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
6 Moments musicaux for piano, D.780
Martin Helmchen (piano)

02:10 AM
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Trio for piano and strings in C major (K.548)
Kungsbacka Trio

02:31 AM
Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
6 Orchestral songs (Nos 1-5 only) (EG.177)
Solveig Kringlebotn (soprano), Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, Eivind Aadland (conductor)

02:54 AM
Károly Goldmark (1830-1915)
String Quartet in B flat major, Op 8
Kodály Quartet

03:23 AM
Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise brillante, Op 22
Janina Fialkowska (piano), Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra, Raffi Armenian (conductor)

03:38 AM
Lyubomir Pipkov (1904-1974), Traditional (author)
Nani mi nani, Damiancho
Sofia Chamber Choir, Vassil Arnaudov (conductor)

03:44 AM
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Concerto for violin, harpsichord and orchestra in C minor, BWV.1060
Andrew Manze (violin), Richard Egarr (harpsichord), Risør Festival Strings, Andrew Manze (director)

03:58 AM
Marcel Tournier (1879-1951)
Au matin
Branka Janjanin-Magdalenič (harp)

04:02 AM
Charles Gounod (1818-1893)
Overture to Mireille
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava, Oliver Dohnányi (conductor)

04:10 AM
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
Dalila's aria: 'Mon coeur s'ouvre' (from "Samson et Dalila", Act 2 Scene 3)
Heljä Angervo (soprano), Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ulf Söderblom (conductor)

04:17 AM
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Concerto fragment for horn and orchestra in E flat (K.370b and K.371)
James Sommerville (horn), CBC Vancouver Orchestra, Mario Bernardi (conductor)

04:31 AM
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Kunft'ger Zeiten eitler Kummer (HWV.202) - no.1 from Deutsche Arien
Hélène Plouffe (violin), Louise Pellerin (oboe), Dom André Laberge (organ)

04:36 AM
John Field (1782-1837)
Andante inédit in E flat major for piano
Marc-André Hamelin (piano)

04:44 AM
Chiara Margarita Cozzolani (1602-c.1678)
O quam bonus es - motet for 2 voices
Cappella Artemisia

04:54 AM
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Overture to 'St Paul', Op 36
Rietze Smits (organ)

05:02 AM
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Symphony No.22 (H.1.22) in E flat major , "The Philosopher"
Amsterdam Bach Soloists

05:18 AM
Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
Violin Concerto, Op 14
Dene Olding (violin), Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Hiroyuki Iwaki (conductor)

05:42 AM
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Ariettes oubliees - song cycle for voice and piano
Elizabeth Watts (soprano), Gary Matthewman (piano)

05:59 AM
Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
Prelude and Isolde's Liebestod - from "Tristan & Isolde"
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos (conductor)

06:16 AM
George Gershwin (1898-1937)
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue (transcribed for solo piano)
Benjamin Grosvenor (piano)


FRI 06:30 Breakfast (m0002sbb)
Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests and the Friday poem.

Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk


FRI 09:00 Essential Classics (m0002sbd)
Ian Skelly

Ian Skelly with Essential Classics - the best in classical music.

0930 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist.

1010 Our Classical Century - 100 key moments in the last century of classical music.

1050 Cultural inspirations from our guest of the week, Anneka Rice

1130 Slow Moment - time to take a break for a moment's musical reflection


FRI 12:00 Composer of the Week (b09ngw89)
Witold Lutoslawski (1913-1994)

Final Years and Acclaim

Witold Lutoslawski's extraordinary life mirrors the turbulent history of his homeland Poland, yet he consistently denied the effect of any of this tumult on his music. Donald Macleod is joined this week by Dr Nicholas Reyland to explore the truth of this denial alongside the life and career of one the most revered composers of the Twentieth Century. This week's final programme explores Lutoslawski's final years, which saw him showered with awards by musical establishments across Europe

Fanfare for CUBE
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Antoni Wit (conductor)

Piano Concerto
Christian Zimmerman (piano)
Berlin Philharmonic
Sir Simon Rattle (conductor)

Symphony no 4
LA Philharmonic
Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor)

Chantefleurs et Chantefables - I. La Belle-de-nuit
Valdine Anderson (soprano)
New Music Concerts Ensemble
Witold Lutosławski (conductor)

Producer: Sam Phillips.


FRI 13:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (m0002sbg)
Czech Chamber Music

Pavel Haas, Dvorak

The Belfiato begin the final Lunchtime Concert of the week with the composer that gave his name to one of the best of the current crop of String Quartets - Pavel Haas.
He was a Czech composer of the early twentieth century, who was murdered at Auschwitz in 1944. The Wind Quintet dates from 1929, when the composer was just finding his voice.

Dvorak's final Quartet was written when the composer was working in New York, but not published until he was back home in Bohemia, Are those whimsical tunes longing for home or picked up on his travels?

Presented by Sarah Walker.

Pavel Haas
Wind Quintet, Op 10
The Belfiato Quintet :

Dvorak
String Quartet No. 14 in A flat, Op 105
Pavel Haas Quartet


FRI 14:00 Afternoon Concert (m0002sbj)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales - St David's Day

Celebrate St. David's Day with the BBC National Chorus and Orchestra of Wales and music by Welsh composers including Alun Hoddinott, Grace Williams, Daniel Jones, Mervyn Burtch and William Mathias.

Presented by Tom Redmond.

2.00pm
Hoddinott - Four Welsh Dances
Meirion Williams, arr. Jonathan Dove - Mai
Dilys Elwyn Edwards - Mae Hiraeth yn y Mor
Morfydd Owen - Threnody for the passing of Branwen
R.S. Hughes, arr. Idris Lewis - Arafa Don
Idris Lewis - Bugail Aberdyfi
Ivor Novello arr. Jeffrey Howard - My life belongs to you
Joseph Parry - Hywel a Blodwen
Gareth Glyn - Cadwyn
William Mathias - Let the people praise thee
E.T. Davis - Ynys y plant
Haydn Morris, arr. Jeffrey Howard - Hei Ho
Paul Mealor - Ubi Caritas
Karl Jenkins - Sarikiz (first movement)
Jeffery Howard - A Welsh Celebration
Rebecca Evans (Soprano)
Joshua Mills (Tenor)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
BBC National Chorus of Wales
Adrian Partington (Conductor)

c.3.30pm
Grace Williams - Sea Sketches
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Tadaaki Otaka (conductor)

c.3.50pm
Daniel Jones - Symphony No.10
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Grant Llewellyn (conductor)

c.4.15pm
Mervyn Burtch - Psalm 21
BBC National Chorus of Wales
Adrian Partington (Conductor)

c.4.30pm
William Mathias - In Arcadia
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Grant Llewellyn (Conductor)


FRI 17:00 In Tune (m0002sbl)
Dhafer Yousef

Katie Derham presents a lively mix of music, conversation and arts news, with a live performance from Dhafer Yousef who speaks about his new album and concert at Kings Place later this month.


FRI 19:00 In Tune Mixtape (m0002sbn)
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.


FRI 19:30 Radio 3 in Concert (m0002sbq)
Phaeton's Journey

From the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester
Presented by Tom Redmond

Schumann: Overture, Scherzo and Finale
Robin Holloway: Phaeton's Journey: Son of the Sun (world premiere, BBC commission)

8.15 Music interval

8.35
Silvestrov: Symphony No.5

BBC Philharmonic
John Storgards (conductor)
Hakan Hardenberger (trumpet)

Super-star trumpeter Hakan Hardenberger joins the BBC Philharmonic and John Storgards for the world premiere of Robin Holloway's 'Phaeton's Journey: son of the sun'. This BBC commission draws on one of the myths of the the ill-fated attempt of Phaeton, son of Apollo (here the Sun god) to drive his father's chariot across the heavens for a day. With the soloist portraying both sun and son the work gives a graphic portrayal of the exhilaration of the flight, of danger and disaster and finally of mourning lament. Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov finished his Fifth Symphony in 1982 and its first recording developed quite a cult following in the former Soviet Union. Its meditative, transcendental atmosphere and unique sound-world draws the audience in. The programme opens with Schumann's sparkling 'Overture, Scherzo and Finale'. Conceived in the year after he was married (Clara was encouraging him to write more orchestral music) he thought of the piece as a three- movement symphony and it's full of vivacious lightness and energy.


FRI 22:00 The Verb (m0002sbs)
Between Two Countries

Writers biographies often tell you that they 'divide their time..' between two countries. But what does this mean? And what does it do to the language they use?

Ian McMillan (who divides his time between Barnsley and The Verb studio of course) investigates with Patrick McGuiness and Basia Howard.

Presenter: Ian McMillan
Producer: Faith Lawrence


FRI 22:45 Drama on 3 (m0002sbv)
Love Thy Synth

Tiresias and Narcissus

Hannah Silva’s future-set story of a woman’s search for connection is told through the podcasts she makes with her synthetic robodoll.

Nikki King is a journalist and presenter of Scientethics, a podcast exploring the blurred lines where tech, science and ethics merge. Covering the reappearance of enigmatic and reclusive robotics expert Tim Lowe, Nikki is surprised to find herself at the centre of his latest work.

“The relationship between humans and their artificial counterparts runs right back to the myths of ancient Greece, where Pygmalion’s statue was brought to life with a kiss. It is the stuff of legend and of science fiction – part of our written history and a part of our imagined future.” Dr Kate Devlin

Pygmalion and Narcissus intertwine in this 21st century story of human relationships and loneliness, of our need for external validation and the search for self.

By Hannah Silva

Nikki & Knickers ….. Valene Kane
Tiresias ….. Neil Bell
Marc ….. Luke Jerdy
Soozie ….. Stephanie Greer

Other voices ….. Catriona Stirling

Executive producer ….. Sara Davies

Produced by Nicolas Jackson & Steve Bond

An Afonica production for BBC Radio 3


FRI 23:00 Music Planet (m0002sbx)
Calan in session with Kathryn Tickell

Kathryn Tickell presents a studio session from Welsh trad trailblazers Calan, who are celebrating 10 years since the release of their debut album (2008's Bling) with a new compilation 'Deg' (10 in Welsh). In this week's Road Trip musician and podcaster Morten Alfred Høirup explores the music of Denmark and our classic artist is Faustian blues legend Robert Johnson.




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 (m0002r9g)

Afternoon Concert 14:00 TUE (m0002s3s)

Afternoon Concert 14:00 WED (m0002rwg)

Afternoon Concert 14:00 THU (m0002sk9)

Afternoon Concert 14:00 FRI (m0002sbj)

Between the Ears 21:30 SAT (m0002rv6)

Breakfast 07:00 SAT (m0002rtr)

Breakfast 07:00 SUN (m0002rxh)

Breakfast 06:30 MON (m0002r98)

Breakfast 06:30 TUE (m0002s3l)

Breakfast 06:30 WED (m0002rw7)

Breakfast 06:30 THU (m0002sk3)

Breakfast 06:30 FRI (m0002sbb)

Choir and Organ 16:00 SUN (m0002rxp)

Choral Evensong 15:00 SUN (m0002mjr)

Choral Evensong 15:30 WED (m0002rwj)

Classical Fix 00:00 MON (m0002ry6)

Composer of the Week 12:00 MON (b09ngnlp)

Composer of the Week 12:00 TUE (b09ngp7x)

Composer of the Week 12:00 WED (b09ngtdd)

Composer of the Week 12:00 THU (b09ngtqm)

Composer of the Week 12:00 FRI (b09ngw89)

Drama on 3 19:30 SUN (m0002rxy)

Drama on 3 22:45 MON (m0002r9s)

Drama on 3 22:45 TUE (m0002s43)

Drama on 3 22:45 WED (m0002rwx)

Drama on 3 22:45 THU (m0002skm)

Drama on 3 22:45 FRI (m0002sbv)

Early Music Late 22:00 SUN (m0002ry2)

Essential Classics 09:00 MON (m0002r9b)

Essential Classics 09:00 TUE (m0002s3n)

Essential Classics 09:00 WED (m0002rw9)

Essential Classics 09:00 THU (m0002sk5)

Essential Classics 09:00 FRI (m0002sbd)

Free Thinking 22:00 TUE (m0002s41)

Free Thinking 22:00 WED (m0002rwv)

Free Thinking 22:00 THU (m0002skk)

Geoffrey Smith's Jazz 00:00 SUN (m0002rvb)

Hear and Now 22:00 SAT (m0002rv8)

In Tune Mixtape 19:00 MON (m0002r9l)

In Tune Mixtape 19:00 TUE (m0002s3x)

In Tune Mixtape 19:00 WED (m0002rwq)

In Tune Mixtape 19:00 THU (m0002skf)

In Tune Mixtape 19:00 FRI (m0002sbn)

In Tune 17:00 MON (m0002r9j)

In Tune 17:00 TUE (m0002s3v)

In Tune 17:00 WED (m0002rwn)

In Tune 17:00 THU (m0002skc)

In Tune 17:00 FRI (m0002sbl)

Inside Music 13:00 SAT (m0002rtw)

J to Z 17:00 SAT (m0002rv2)

Jazz Now 23:00 MON (m0002r9w)

Jazz Record Requests 16:00 SAT (m0002rv0)

Late Junction 23:00 TUE (m0002s45)

Late Junction 23:00 WED (m0002rwz)

Late Junction 23:00 THU (m0002skp)

Music Matters 12:15 SAT (m0002r9q)

Music Matters 22:00 MON (m0002r9q)

Music Planet World Mix 00:30 SAT (m0002ncy)

Music Planet 23:00 FRI (m0002sbx)

New Generation Artists 16:30 WED (m0002rwl)

Opera on 3 18:30 SAT (m0002rv4)

Private Passions 12:00 SUN (m0002rxm)

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert 13:00 SUN (m0002l9x)

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert 13:00 MON (m0002r9d)

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert 13:00 TUE (m0002s3q)

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert 13:00 WED (m0002rwc)

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert 13:00 THU (m0002sk7)

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert 13:00 FRI (m0002sbg)

Radio 3 in Concert 21:00 SUN (m0002ry0)

Radio 3 in Concert 19:30 MON (m0002r9n)

Radio 3 in Concert 19:30 TUE (m0002s3z)

Radio 3 in Concert 19:30 WED (m0002rws)

Radio 3 in Concert 19:30 THU (m0002skh)

Radio 3 in Concert 19:30 FRI (m0002sbq)

Record Review 09:00 SAT (m0002rtt)

Roderick Williams: Three Years with Schubert 23:00 SUN (m0002ry4)

Sound of Cinema 15:00 SAT (m0002rty)

Sunday Feature 18:45 SUN (m0002rxw)

Sunday Morning 09:00 SUN (m0002rxk)

The Early Music Show 14:00 SUN (b06yjk08)

The Listening Service 17:00 SUN (b09qcyxw)

The Verb 22:00 FRI (m0002sbs)

Through the Night 01:00 SAT (m0002nd0)

Through the Night 01:00 SUN (m0002rvd)

Through the Night 00:30 MON (m0002ry8)

Through the Night 00:30 TUE (m0002r9y)

Through the Night 00:30 WED (m0002s47)

Through the Night 00:30 THU (m0002rx1)

Through the Night 00:30 FRI (m0002skr)

Words and Music 17:30 SUN (m0002rxt)