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SATURDAY 18 APRIL 2020

SAT 01:00 Through the Night (m000h930)
Dukas, Barber and Debussy

Domingo Hindoyan conducts the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice. With John Shea.

01:01 AM
Paul Dukas (1865-1935)
Fanfare from 'La Péri'
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Katowice, Domingo Hindoyan (conductor)

01:03 AM
Paul Dukas (1865-1935)
La Péri
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Katowice, Domingo Hindoyan (conductor)

01:22 AM
Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
Piano Concerto, Op 38
Garrick Ohlsson (piano), Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Katowice, Domingo Hindoyan (conductor)

01:51 AM
Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
Mazurka in C sharp minor, Op 50 no 3
Garrick Ohlsson (piano)

01:56 AM
Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971)
Symphonies of Wind Instruments
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Katowice, Domingo Hindoyan (conductor)

02:06 AM
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
La Mer
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Katowice, Domingo Hindoyan (conductor)

02:31 AM
Andrzej Panufnik (1914-1991)
String Quartet no 2 (Messages)
Silesian Quartet

02:49 AM
Giovanni Battista Vitali (1632-1692)
Improvisations on Passacaglia, Toccata and Canario
Paolo Pandolfo (viola da gamba), Thomas Boysen (theorbo), Alvaro Garrido (percussion)

03:01 AM
Maurice Durufle (1902-1986)
Requiem, Op 9
Jacqueline Fox (alto), Stephen Charlesworth (bass), BBC Singers, David Goode (organ), Stephen Cleobury (conductor)

03:42 AM
Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Les Preludes, symphonic poem after Lamartine (S.97)
Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Juozas Domarkas (conductor)

03:59 AM
John Field (1782-1837)
Rondo for piano and strings (H.18A) in A flat major
Eckart Selheim (pianoforte), Collegium Aureum, Franzjosef Maier (director)

04:07 AM
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), Pietro Metastasio (author)
Cosi dunque tradisci - recitative and aria for bass voice and orchestra (K.432)
Conal Coad (bass), Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Dobbs Franks (conductor)

04:13 AM
Carl Friedrich Abel (1723-1787)
Sonata in G major for transverse flute and harpsichord, Op 6 no 6
Karl Kaiser (transverse flute), Susanne Kaiser (harpsichord)

04:23 AM
Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
Romance for violin and orchestra in F minor, Op 11
Jela Spitkova (violin), Bratislava Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ondrej Lenard (conductor)

04:35 AM
George Gershwin (1898-1937)
3 Preludes (1926): No 1 in B flat; No 2 in C sharp minor; No 3 in E flat
Bengt-Ake Lundin (piano)

04:41 AM
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Unknown (arranger)
Prelude from Partita no 3 in E major (BWV 1006) arr. for 2 harps
Myong-ja Kwan (harp), Hyon-son La (harp)

04:46 AM
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Four Minuets, K601
Symphony Nova Scotia, Georg Tintner (conductor)

04:57 AM
Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953), Heifetz (arranger)
March - from 'The Love for Three Oranges' arr. for violin and piano
Pinchas Zukerman (violin), Marc Neikrug (piano)

05:01 AM
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Lascia la spina, from Il Trionfo del tempo e del disinganno
Julia Lezhneva (soprano), Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra, Giovanni Antonini (conductor)

05:09 AM
Jacob Obrecht (1457-1505)
J'ay pris amours for ensemble
Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet

05:15 AM
Claude Debussy (1862-1918), Felix Greissle (arranger)
Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune arr. for chamber ensemble
Thomas Kay (flute), Canadian Chamber Ensemble, Raffi Armenian (conductor)

05:25 AM
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Trio for keyboard and strings in G major (H. 15.25) 'Gypsy Rondo'
Grieg Trio

05:40 AM
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Symphony no 3 in D major (D.200)
Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Olaf Henzold (conductor)

06:04 AM
Erkki Melartin (1875-1937)
Easy Pieces, Op 121
Arto Noras (cello), Tapani Valsta (piano)

06:20 AM
Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op 42
Duncan Gifford (piano)

06:40 AM
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Oboe Concerto in A minor
Matthias Arter (oboe), I Tempi Chamber Orchestra, Gevorg Gharabekyan (conductor)


SAT 07:00 Breakfast (m000hgrr)
Saturday - Elizabeth Alker

Classical music for breakfast time plus found sounds and the odd unclassified track.


SAT 09:00 Record Review (m000hgrt)
Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms with Jeremy Summerly and Andrew McGregor

9.00am

Purcell: The Fairy Queen, 1692
Carolyn Sampson (soprano)
Anna Dennis (soprano)
Mhairi Lawson (soprano)
Ashley Riches (bass-baritone)
Roderick Williams (baritone)
Gabrieli Consort & Players
Paul McCreesh (conductor)
Signum SIGCD615 (2 CDs)
https://signumrecords.com/product/purcell-the-fairy-queen-1692/SIGCD615/

Schumann & Piatti: Works for Cello & Orchestra
Josephine Knight (cello)
Royal Northern Sinfonia
Martin Yates (conductor)
Dutton Epoch CDLX 7371 (Hybrid SACD)
https://www.duttonvocalion.co.uk/proddetail.php?prod=CDLX7371

Paradise Lost: songs by Ravel, Bernstein, Messiaen, Fauré, Debussy etc.
Anna Prohaska (soprano)
Julius Drake (piano)
Alpha ALPHA581
https://outhere-music.com/en/albums/paradise-lost-alpha581

Beethoven: String Quartets Opp. 132 & 130/133
Tetzlaff Quartet
Ondine ODE13472 (2 CDs)
https://www.ondine.net/?lid=en&cid=2.2&oid=6482

9.30am Building a Library

Another chance to hear Jeremy Summerly discussing the available recordings of Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms and making a recommendation.

A choral symphony from the composer's 'neoclassical' period, Stravinsky's compact, three-movement work has been fortunate on record with a wide range of interpretations from all round the world. It inhabits a unique sound world, omitting as it does clarinets, violins and violas, and comparisons are guaranteed to be fascinating.

10.15am New Releases

Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
MusicAeterna
Teodor Currentzis (conductor)
Sony 19075884972
https://sonyclassical.com/discover/releases-details/ludwig-van-beethoven-symphony-no-5

L'Unique: Harpsichord music of François Couperin
Jory Vinikour (harpshichord)
Cedille CDR90000194
https://www.cedillerecords.org/albums/lunique-harpsichord-music-of-francois-couperin/

Erkki-Sven Tüür: Mythos
Estonian Festival Orchestra
Paavo Järvi (conductor)
Alpha ALPHA595
https://outhere-music.com/en/albums/mythos-alpha595

10.45am New Releases – Anna Lapwood on new choral releases

Blessing: The Music of Paul Mealor
Voce
Mark Singleton (conductor)
Signum SIGCD613
https://signumrecords.com/product/blessing-the-music-of-paul-mealor/SIGCD613/

James MacMillan: Symphony No. 5 'Le grand Inconnu' & The Sun Danced
Mary Bevan (soprano)
The Sixteen
Genesis Sixteen
Britten Sinfonia
Harry Christophers (conductor)
CORO Live COR16179
https://thesixteenshop.com/products/james-macmillan-symphony-no-5-le-grand-inconnu-the-sun-danced

Singing In Secret: Clandestine Catholic Music by William Byrd
Marian Consort
Rory McCleery (conductor)
Delphian DCD34230
https://www.delphianrecords.com/collections/new-releases/products/marian-consort-singing-in-secret

Esquivel: Missa Hortus conclusus, Magnificat & motets
De Profundis
Eamonn Dougan (conductor)
https://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDA68326

Fading: music by Tallis, Gesualdo, Seers, Park, Marsh, Byrd etc.
The Gesualdo Six
Owain Park (conductor)
Hyperion CDA68285
https://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDA68285

11.15am Record of the Week

Wagner: Die Walküre
Eva-Maria Westbroek (soprano, Sieglinde)
Stuart Skelton (tenor, Siegmund)
Eric Halfvarson (bass, Hunding)
Iréne Theorin (soprano, Brünnhilde)
James Rutherford (bass-baritone, Wotan)
Elisabeth Kulman (mezzo-soprano, Fricka)
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Sir Simon Rattle (conductor)
BR Klassik 900177 (4 CDs)
https://www.br-klassik.de/orchester-und-chor/br-klassik-cds/symphonieorchester/wagner-walkure-brso-rattle-cd-100.html


SAT 11:45 Music Matters (m000dyg2)
Roger Norrington

Another chance to hear a special interview with Sir Roger Norrington, as he speaks to presenter Tom Service about his distinguished career in music, and in particular his relationship with Beethoven in the composer's 250th anniversary year, including his groundbreaking and seminal recordings of the symphonies with the London Classical Players, and his distinctive and influential approach to historically informed performance practice in music from Monteverdi and Schutz to Mahler and Debussy.


SAT 12:30 This Classical Life (m000hgrw)
Jess Gillam with... Anne Denholm

Jess Gillam talks to harpist Anne Denholm about the music they love. With epic Finnish grandeur from Sibelius and Rautavaara, a genre-blurring concerto by Gabriel Prokofiev and the simple beauty of Carole King’s You’ve Got a Friend.

Music we listened to today...

Sibelius - Finlandia (CBSO, Sakari Oramo)
Morten Lauridsen - O Magnum Mysterium (ORA Singers, Suzi Digby)
Karl Jenkins - Over The Stone: Double Harp Concerto (Catrin Finch)
Carole King - You’ve Got a Friend
Einojuhani Rautavaara - Cantus Arcticus Op.61; 3rd mvt; Swans migrating (Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Osmo Vanska)
Afro Celt Sound System - Whirl-y-Reel #2
Ravel - Ma mere l’oye, cinq pieces enfantines V. Le Jardin feerique (Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Yannick Nezet-Seguin)


SAT 13:00 Inside Music (m000hgry)
Surprising musical twists with composer Alex Woolf

Composer of the ‘NHS Symphony’ and the ‘M1 Symphony’ Alex Woolf finds music going to places you might not expect in today’s Inside Music. He discovers a mix of old and new in both Mozart’s Requiem and ‘Motion’ by Nico Muhly, and muses on the power of a single unbroken musical line in Oliver Knussen’s violin concerto.

He also reveals the unlikely but magical combination of four bassoons and soprano in a serenely beautiful aria by Rameau, and decides that Beethoven would have probably preferred people not to analyse his music too much, but just be taken over by the drama.

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 Gaming (m000hgs0)
Vinyl Special

Jessica Curry with a special edition of Sound of Gaming looking at video game music on vinyl, including a special report from Newcastle vinyl store 'Chipfreq' plus chiptune and chat from composer Chipzel.


SAT 16:00 Music Planet (m000hgs2)
With Kathryn Tickell

Kathryn Tickell is joined today by the New York-based musician Amino Belyamani of the group Dawn of Midi, whose new online project Moroccan Tapes is a platform for rare historical recordings from Morocco, many of which have only been released locally on cassette. This week's Classic Artist is Thomas Mapfumo, today marking the 40th anniversary of Zimbabwe's independence. Plus we have the latest new releases including music by Martin Buscaglia (Uruguay), Jeich Ould Badou (Mauritania) and Fra Fra (Ghana).


SAT 17:00 J to Z (m000h06r)
Theo Croker in concert

Kevin Le Gendre presents jazz to lift the spirits, recording from his front room. This week’s featured concert comes from trumpeter Theo Croker, a rising US star whose latest album, Star People Nation, was one of the highlights of 2019. As the grandson of venerable trumpeter Doc Cheatham and a student of the great Donald Byrd, Croker has an impressive jazz pedigree, but he’s equally at home in the world of hip hop and has worked with superstar rappers Common and J. Cole.

Produced by Dominic Tyerman for Somethin’ Else.


SAT 18:30 Opera on 3 (m00027cg)
Simon Boccanegra

Verdi: Simon Boccanegra

Verdi's dark drama of political intrigue is a story of simmering, long-held resentment that finally resolves into forgiveness and reconciliation. Set in 14th Century Genoa, it tells of a great sea-going hero who reluctantly accepts high office; and who late in life discovers the long-lost daughter who had disappeared years ago. It is one of Verdi's great portrayals of the father-daughter relationship, and the score often glitters with Italian light to offset the dark colours of revenge. Verdi revisited the work in the years of his maturity and transformed the white-hot melodrama into an opera full of subtlety and wisdom that foreshadows his late masterpieces. Carlos Alvarez stars in this production from the Royal Opera House, London.

Presented by Martin Handley with guest Nicholas Baragwanath

Simon Boccanegra.....Carlos Alvarez (Baritone)
Jacopo Fiesco.....Ferruccio Furlanetto (Bass)
Amelia Grimaldi.....Hirachuhi Bassenz (Soprano)
Gabriele Adorno.....Francesco Meli (Tenor)
Paolo Albiani.....Mark Rucker (Baritone)
Pietro.....Simon Shibambu (Bass)
Royal Opera House Orchestra
Royal Opera House Chorus
Henrik Nanasi (Conductor

6.30pm Prologue and Act 1
8.00pm Interval
8.25pm Acts 2 and 3


SAT 22:00 New Music Show (m000hgs6)
Egidija Medeksaite and Bent Sorensen

Tom Service presents the latest in new music in a show which ranges from the multi-layered electro-acoustic music of New York sound artist Fred Szymanski via the cool, interlocking textures of Lithuanian-born Egidija Medeksaite, to the premiere performance of a major orchestral work by Bent Sørensen which has been occupying him for many years.

Fred Szymanski: Horn Volley

Egidija Medeksaite: Malakosha
Royal Northern Sinfonia, James Weeks (conductor)

Chia-Yin Ling: Intermezzo to the Minotaur
members of the Philharmonia Orchestra, Geoffrey Patterson (conductor)

Georges Aperghis: Graffitis (1980)
Christian Dierstein (percussion and vocalisation)

Bent Sørensen: Symphony No. 2 (first performance)
Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Jukka-Pekka Saraste (conductor)

Magnus Granberg & Skogen: ‘Nun, es wird nicht weit mehr gehn’
Skogen



SUNDAY 19 APRIL 2020

SUN 00:00 Freeness (m000hgs8)
Duos with strings

Corey Mwamba presents a selection of adventurous improvised music. This week features a series of duos involving string players. There’s a new album by the Chicago cellist Tomeka Reid with British pianist Alexander Hawkins; some Americana-inspired music from violin player Jen Curtis with drummer Tyshawn Sorey, and a Radio 3 session track from two musicians who’ve never met before, South African cellist Abel Selaocoe and Sarathy Korwar playing tabla.

Plus, Steve Beresford records a solo piano piece from his home during lockdown, and music from a global Chinese music collective combining traditional instruments with industrial electronics.


SUN 01:00 Through the Night (m000hgsb)
The versatile Haydn

Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra performs Haydn's Symphonies Nos 1 and 92, String Quartet No 2 and Missa Sancti Nicolai. Presented by Catriona Young.

01:01 AM
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Symphony No 1 in D
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

01:14 AM
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
String Quartet in C, Op 54 No 2 (1st and 2nd mvt)
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

01:24 AM
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Symphony No 92 'Oxford'
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

01:48 AM
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Insanae et vanae curae
Swedish Radio Choir, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Malin Broman (conductor)

01:55 AM
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
String Quartet in C, Op 54 No 2 (final mvt)
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

02:01 AM
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Mass No 6 in G 'Missa Sancti Nicolai'
Swedish Radio Choir, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Malin Broman (conductor)

02:30 AM
Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
Concerto for piano and orchestra No.2 (Op.21) in F minor
Artur Rubinstein (piano), Polish National Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Witold Rowicki (conductor)

03:01 AM
Stevan Mokranjac (1856-1914)
The Orthodox Liturgy
Belgrade Radio and Television Chorus, Vlado Miko (bass), Mladen Jagust (conductor)

03:48 AM
Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
Louange à l'Éternité de Jésus (No 5, Quatuor pour la fin du temps)
Leonard Elschenbroich (cello), Zhang Zuo (piano)

03:58 AM
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Concerto for string orchestra in C major (RV 114)
King's Consort, Robert King (director)

04:04 AM
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), Zoltan Kocsis (arranger)
Rondo (Concert rondo) for horn and orchestra in E flat major, K371
László Gál (horn), Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra, Zoltan Kocsis (conductor)

04:10 AM
Graeme Koehne (b.1956)
Powerhouse - rhumba for orchestra
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, David Porcelijn (conductor)

04:22 AM
Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
Don Juan, Op 20
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Donald Runnicles (conductor)

04:40 AM
Barbara Strozzi ([1619-1677])
"Lagrime mie" - Lament for Soprano and continuo from "Diporti di Euterpe"
Susanne Ryden (soprano), Musica Fiorita, Daniela Dolci (director)

04:48 AM
Leos Janacek (1854-1928)
Pohadka for cello and piano
Elizabeth Dolin (cello), Francine Kay (piano)

05:01 AM
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Prelude (Fantasia) in A minor, BWV.922
Wolfgang Gluxam (harpsichord)

05:07 AM
Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971)
8 Instrumental miniatures for 15 instruments
Canadian Chamber Ensemble, Raffi Armenian (director)

05:15 AM
Bela Bartok (1881-1945)
Hungarian Sketches
Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra, Zoltan Kocsis (conductor)

05:26 AM
Dora Pejacevic (1885-1923), Rainer Maria Rilke (lyricist)
Mädchengestalten, Op 42
Franziska Heinzen (soprano), Benjamin Mead (piano)

05:36 AM
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Toward the Unknown Region
BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Davis (conductor)

05:49 AM
Aaron Copland (1900-1990)
Danzon Cubano vers. for 2 pianos
Aglika Genova (piano), Liuben Dimitrov (piano)

05:55 AM
Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
Overture 'Candide'
Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra, Richard Dufallo (conductor)

06:00 AM
Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)
Le Carnaval romain - overture (Op.9)
Leonard Bernstein (conductor), Orchestra di Roma della RAI

06:09 AM
Alexander Borodin (1833-1887)
In the steppes of central Asia (V sredney Azii) - symphonic poem
Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Uri Mayer (conductor)

06:17 AM
Antonio Rosetti (c.1750-1792)
Grande Symphonie in D major
Capella Coloniensis, Hans-Martin Linde (director)

06:32 AM
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Quartet for strings (K. 421) in D minor
Young Danish String Quartet, Rune Sorensen (violin), Frederick Oland (violin), Asbjørn Nørgaard (viola), Carl-Oscar Østerlind (cello)


SUN 07:00 Breakfast (m000hgqk)
Sunday - Martin Handley

Martin Handley 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 (m000hgqm)
Sarah Walker with an energising musical mix

Sarah Walker chooses three hours of attractive and uplifting music to complement your morning.

Sarah finds humour in a ballet by Vincenzo Tommasini, with some cheekiness from the harpsichord, plays a piece which was inspired by a cycling trip in the Algerian desert and reflects on the hypnotic contemplation of Tallis’s Videte miraculum.

She also features the exhilarating Quintet for piano and winds by Mozart, and Bach’s majestic B minor mass.

Plus a melancholic lament, played by Sam Sweeney on the violin, and a harp being played in a way you may never have heard before.

A Tandem Production for BBC Radio 3


SUN 12:00 Private Passions (m000cp13)
Darcey Bussell

Darcey Bussell became principal dancer of the Royal Ballet at the age of only twenty; she went on to become a household name thanks to her seven years as a judge on Strictly Come Dancing, a job she unexpectedly stepped down from earlier this year.

In conversation with Michael Berkeley, she looks back at a career which started when, against the wishes of her mother, she went to ballet school at thirteen – and was desperately unhappy, thinking she’d made the worst mistake of her life. Alone, away from her family, she used to listen to Mozart’s Requiem again and again. She had little hope of becoming a star ballerina as she was “too tall” at five foot seven, and “not British-looking”; what this amounted to is that most British male dancers were not tall enough to partner her. But then she met choreographer Kenneth Macmillan, and he saw her potential. She reflects candidly on the “disciplines and sacrifices” of a life devoted to dance: the long hours training, dancing till your stamina runs out and you literally can’t feel your legs. Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty pushed her to the limit. She reveals how becoming a judge on Strictly gave her new confidence to speak in public for the first time and why she doesn’t mind being labelled as the judge who was “too nice”. She talks too about creating a new post-performance life out of the glare of the public eye, her mission to bring dance to all schoolchildren, about injuries and the battle for fitness, and about the toll dancing has taken on her feet.

Her music choices range from the intensely serious – Stravinsky's 'Agon, Poulenc's Gloria, the Mozart and Faure Requiems - to Dinah Washington’s “Mad about the Boy” and “Roxanne” by The Police.

A Loftus production for BBC Radio 3
Produced by Elizabeth Burke

01 00:05:37 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Introitus (Requiem)
Orchestra: London Mozart Players
Choir: BBC Singers
Conductor: Jane Glover
Duration 00:04:23

02 00:14:17 Francis Poulenc
Laudamus Te (Gloria)
Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Choir: Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Duration 00:02:57

03 00:22:41 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Pas de deux - Adagio (The Sleeping Beauty, Act III)
Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Conductor: Mark Ermler
Duration 00:05:36

04 00:31:37 Igor Stravinsky
Pas de deux (Agon)
Orchestra: New York City Ballet Orchestra
Conductor: Robert Irving
Duration 00:04:12

05 00:37:30 Sylvius Leopold Weiss
Fantasia in C minor
Performer: Andrés Segovia
Duration 00:02:42

06 00:43:32 Noël Coward
Mad About the Boy
Singer: Dinah Washington
Duration 00:02:52

07 00:48:31 Gabriel Fauré
In Paradisum (Requiem)
Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Choir: King's College Cambridge Choir
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Duration 00:03:19

08 00:56:20 Sting
Roxanne
Ensemble: The Police
Duration 00:03:14


SUN 13:00 Liam Byrne's String Theories (m000hgqp)
Bounce and shimmer

Viola da gamba player Liam Byrne shares his favourite music for string instruments across a range of genres and time periods, drawing out threads of connection where we don’t usually expect to find them. Liam’s work as a performer encompasses everything from Renaissance to folk music, exploratory electronics and noise but it’s the similarities between these worlds that he finds most interesting.

Episode two focuses on pieces that bounce and shimmer, two actions that come naturally to a system of strings, wood and hair under tension. Liam searches out the percussive gestures, short springy bow strokes and light bubbly effervescence of his favourite players including the powerful ricochets of Barry Guy’s double bass and the virtuosic fluidity of the Indian Carnatic violin player Gopalakrishnan.

Produced by Rebecca Gaskell
A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3


SUN 14:00 The Early Music Show (m0001ss4)
Los Hermanos Pla

A fascinating exploration of three extraordinary Catalonian brothers: Joan, Manuel and Josep Pla, who performed and composed in Barcelona, Lisbon and Madrid during the mid-18th century, including at the Spanish and Portuguese Royal courts. Presented by Hannah French.

01 00:03:42 Domenico Natale Sarro
Overture (Achille en Scrio)
Orchestra: Orchestra Internazionale d'Italia
Conductor: Federico Maria Sardelli
Duration 00:01:50

02 00:07:00 Domenico Scarlatti
Keyboard Sonata in D minor, K.141
Performer: Jean Rondeau
Duration 00:04:03

03 00:11:56 Joan Baptista Pla
Trio Sonata in D minor (1st mvt)
Performer: Andreas Helm
Performer: Ayako Matsunaga
Performer: Wim Maseele
Ensemble: Rossi Piceno Baroque Ensemble
Duration 00:03:15

04 00:17:14 The Brothers Pla
The Favourite Concerto (3rd mvt)
Performer: Maria Diez Canedo
Ensemble: La Fontegara
Duration 00:03:43

05 00:23:00 Thomas Arne
There honour comes, a pilgrim grey (Alfred)
Singer: Christine Brandes
Orchestra: Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale
Conductor: Nicholas McGegan
Duration 00:02:54

06 00:26:48 The Brothers Pla
Sonata No 5 in G major (2nd mvt)
Ensemble: Estil Concertant
Duration 00:03:27

07 00:31:49 Joan Baptista Pla
Sonata for Oboe and Basso Continuo in C minor (3rd mvt)
Ensemble: Rossi Piceno Baroque Ensemble
Duration 00:03:24

08 00:36:32 Josep Pla
Stabat Mater (1st mvt)
Singer: Raquel Andueza
Orchestra: L'Orquestra Barroca Catalana
Director: Olivia Centurioni
Duration 00:03:33

09 00:42:09 Niccolò Jommelli
Lo Seguitai Felice (L'Olimpiade)
Orchestra: Venice Baroque Orchestra
Conductor: Markellos Chryssicos
Duration 00:01:39

10 00:44:58 Manuel Pla
Salve Regina (1st mvt)
Singer: Paul Bordas
Orchestra: L'Orquestra Barroca Catalana
Director: Olivia Centurioni
Duration 00:05:20

11 00:52:31 Josep Pla
Concerto in B-flat major (1st mvt)
Ensemble: Zefiro Ensemble
Director: Alfredo Bernardini
Duration 00:07:10


SUN 15:00 Choral Evensong (b08mp5fz)
Church of the Incarnation, Dallas, Texas

From the Church of the Incarnation, Dallas, Texas.

Introit: King of glory, King of peace (Harold Friedell)
Responses: Bruce Neswick
Psalm 105 (Ritchie, Dettra, Fenstermaker)
First Lesson: Song of Solomon 3
Office Hymn: Lift your voice rejoicing, Mary (Fisk of Gloucester)
Canticles: Dallas Service (Howells)
Second Lesson: Matthew 28 vv.16-20
Anthems: I was glad (Leo Sowerby)
Light's Glittering Morn (Horatio Parker)
Organ Voluntary: Toccata (Vincent Persichetti)

Scott Dettra (Director of Music)
L. Graham Schultz (Assistant Organist)

First broadcast 19 April 2017.


SUN 16:00 Jazz Record Requests (m000hgqr)
19/04/20

Alyn Shipton presents jazz records from across the genre, as requested by Radio 3 listeners, with music from Zoot Sims, Art Blakey and Miles Davis.

DISC 1
Artist Jimmy Rushing / Dave Brubeck
Title There’ll Be Some Changes Made
Composer Higgins / Overstreet
Album Four Classic Albums plus
Label Avid
Number 1057 CD 2 Track 13
Duration 2.11
Performers: Jimmy Rushing, v; Dave Brubeck, p; Paul Desmond, as; Gene Wright, b; Joe Morello, d. 1960

DISC 2
Artist McCoy Tyner
Title Memories
Composer Tyner
Album McCoy Tyner with Stanley Clarke and Al Foster
Label Telarc
Number 83488 Track 10
Duration 3.43
Performers McCoy Tyner p; 2000.

DISC 3
Artist Zoot Sims
Title That Old Devil Called Love
Composer Roberts / Fisher
Album Live At EJ’s
Label Storyville
Number Track 1
Duration 6.25
Performers: Zoot Sims, ts; Yancey Korosi, p; Dewey Sampson, b; James Martin, d. August 1981

DISC 4
Artist Adrian Cox
Title Not That One
Composer Cox
Album Now Is Spring
Label APP
Number track 3
Duration 3.42
Performers Adrian Cox, cl; Joe Webb, p; Simon Read, b; Gethin Jones, d. Dec 2019.

DISC 5
Artist Fawkes / Turner Sextet
Title Fishmouth (take 1)
Composer Fawkes
Album Juicy and Full Tone
Label Lake
Number CD12 Track 4
Duration 6.35
Performers: Wally Fawkes, cl Bruce Turner, as; Johnny Parker, p; Freddy Legon, g; Mickey Ashman, b; Ron Bowden, d. 3 Aug 1954.

DISC 6
Artist Sidney Bechet
Title Lady be Good
Composer Gershwin
Album 1932-1943 The Bluebird Sessions
Label Bluebird
Number ND 90317 CD 4 Track 12
Duration 2.31
Performers Charlie Shavers, t; Sidney Bechet, ss; Willie The Lion Smith, p; Everett Barksdale, g; Wellman Braud, b: Sid Catlett, d. 24 Oct 1941

DISC 7
Artist Nellie Lutcher
Title Fine Brown Frame
Composer J. Mayo Williams, Guadaloup Cartiero
Album Best of Nellie Lutcher
Label Capitol
Number CDP 7243 8 35039 2 6 Track 13
Duration 2.55
Performers Nellie Lutcher, v, p; Irving Ashby, g; Truck Parham, b; Lee Young, d. 1948.

DISC 8
Artist Soft Machine
Title Out Bloody Rageous, Part 1
Composer Ratledge
Album Hidden Details
Label MoonJune
Number 4429 Track 9
Duration 4.56
Performers Theo Travis, ss; John Etheridge, g; Roy Babbington, b; John Marshall, d. 2017.

DISC 9
Artist Chet Baker and Paul Bley
Title Diane
Composer Rapee
Album Diane
Label Steeplechase
Number 1207 S B T 2
Duration 5.33
Performers Chet Baker, t; Paul Bley, p. Feb 1985

DISC 10
Artist Art Blakey
Title Quick Trick
Composer Timmons
Album Just Coolin’
Label Blue Note
Number Track 4
Duration 4.44
Performers Lee Morgan: trumpet; Hank Mobley: tenor saxophone; Bobby Timmons: piano; Jymie Merritt: bass; Art Blakey: drums. 8 March 1959

DISC 11
Artist Miles Davis
Title Filles de Kilimanjaro
Composer Davis
Album Filles De Kilimnjaro
Label Columbia
Number CK 86555 Track 4
Duration 12.02
Performers: Miles Davis, t; Wayne Shorter, ts; Herbie Hancock, p; Ron Carter, b; Tony Williams, d. 21 June 1968


SUN 17:00 The Listening Service (m000hgqt)
Lisztomania

Tom takes a deep drive into the music of Franz Liszt, celebrated, and sometimes denigrated, for his ultra-virtuosity. Tom is joined by former Radio 3 New Generation Artist Mariam Batsashvili who plays some of her favourite moments of Liszt at the piano, and explains why Liszt has always held a special place in her heart. From struggling with being the first world-famous musician, to pre-empting the likes of Wagner and Schoenberg, Tom explores the surprising and conflicting role Liszt played on the musical stage.


SUN 17:30 Words and Music (b08xywcf)
Arcadia

Fiona Shaw and Jamie Glover with poetry, prose and music exploring the vision of Arcadia and harmony with nature across the centuries. Broadcast ahead of Earth Day 2020 on Wednesday April 22nd we move from the pastoral visions of the Ancient Greeks Virgil and Theocritus to the anxieties of the American environmentalist Rachel Carson in 'Silent Spring', via Stephen Spender's exploration of technology coming to an English landscape largely unchanged in centuries and Robinson Jeffers's 'Carmel Point' in which he imagines a time when nature and man can live in harmony. Arcadia includes work by Vaughan Williams, Aaron Copland, Howard Hanson, Virgil Thomson, Debussy, Wordsworth, Emily Dickinson, Thoreau, Evelyn Waugh, Willa Cather and John Clare. You might also be interested in a Free Thinking discussion of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring broadcasting on April 22nd.

Producer: Fiona McLean.

Readings:
Georgics I - Virgil & Cecil Day Lewis
Idyll 7 - Theocritus & Thelma Sargent
Georgics 3 - Virgil & Cecil Day Lewis
Our Forests and National Parks - John Muir
Summer Shower - Emily Dickinson
The Prelude - William Wordsworth
Farmer's Boy - John Clare
Walden - Henry David Thoreau
My Antonia - Willa Cather
Silent Spring - Rachel Carson
Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
The Pylons - Stephen Spender
Carmel Point - Robinson Jeffers
The Amateur Poacher - Richard Jeffries

01 Benedetto Marcello
Quando penso agl’affanni
Performer: Accademia Bizantia directed by Ottavio Dantone
Duration 00:01:58

02 00:01:58
Virgil and Cecil Day-Lewis
Georgics I read by Fiona Shaw
Duration 00:00:20

03 00:02:18 Antonín Dvořák
Symphony no 8 – Allegretto grazioso
Performer: Symphoniorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks conducted by Rafael Kubelik
Duration 00:06:54

04 00:04:25
Theocritus and Thelma Sargent
Idyll 7 read by Jamie Glover
Duration 00:01:01

05 00:09:12
Virgil and Cecil Day-Lewis
Georgics 3 read by Fiona Shaw
Duration 00:01:25

06 00:10:37 Claude Debussy
Chansons de Bilitis – La flute de Pan
Performer: Veronique Gens and Roger Vignoles
Duration 00:02:25

07 00:13:00 Aaron Copland
Down a Country Lane
Performer: The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra conducted by Hugh Wolff
Duration 00:02:45

08 00:15:47
John Muir
from Our Forests and National Parks read by Jamie Glover
Duration 00:00:46

09 00:16:31 Gabriel Fauré
Après un rêve
Performer: Nicola Benedetti and Alexi Grynyuk
Duration 00:02:47

10 00:19:09 Maurice Ravel
Daphnis et Chloé
Performer: Florian Uhlig
Duration 00:02:20

11 00:21:29
Emily Dickinson
Summer Shower read by Fiona Shaw
Duration 00:00:40

12 00:22:09 Olivier Messiaen
Catalogue d'oiseaux
Performer: Martin Zehn
Duration 00:00:31

13 00:22:40
William Wordsworth
from The Prelude read by Jamie Glover
Duration 00:01:26

14 00:24:06 Owen Leech
When the moon rises…..
Performer: The Schubert Ensemble
Duration 00:04:16

15 00:28:14 Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Water Mill
Performer: Anthony Rolfe Johnson and The Duke Quartet
Duration 00:03:55

16 00:32:05
John Clare
Farmer’s Boy read by Fiona Shaw
Duration 00:00:51

17 00:32:57
Henry David Thoreau
from Walden read by Jamie Glover
Duration 00:00:35

18 00:33:52 Virgil Thomson
Louisiana Story
Performer: The New London Orchestra conducted by Ronald Corp
Duration 00:06:56

19 00:34:20
Willa Cather
from My Antonia read by Fiona Shaw
Duration 00:01:22

20 00:40:45
Rachel Carson
from Silent Spring read by Fiona Shaw
Duration 00:01:12

21 00:41:57 Joni Mitchell (artist)
Big Yellow Taxi
Performer: Joni Mitchell
Duration 00:02:16

22 00:44:13
Evelyn Waugh
from Brideshead Revisited read by Jamie Glover
Duration 00:01:09

23 00:45:22 Claude Debussy
Sonate - Pastorale
Performer: Aurèle Nicolet, Nobuko Imai and Naoko Yoshino
Duration 00:06:50

24 00:52:10
Stephen Spender
The Pylons read by Fiona Shaw
Duration 00:00:54

25 00:53:01 Toru Takemitsu
Toward the Sea – The Night
Performer: Aureole
Duration 00:03:30

26 00:56:29
Robinson Jeffers
Carmel Point read by Fiona Shaw
Duration 00:01:06

27 00:57:00 Howard Hanson
Symphony no 2
Performer: Seattle Symphony conducted by Gerard Schwarz
Duration 00:07:21

28 01:04:16
Richard Jeffries
from The Amateur Poacher read by Jamie Glover
Duration 00:00:47

29 01:04:20 Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Lark Ascending
Performer: London Symphony Orchestra with Michael Davis conducted by Richard Hickox
Duration 00:09:34


SUN 18:45 Give Me Space Below My Feet (b096g27p)
Is it possible to take the legendary climber 93-year-old Gwen Moffat back up into the mountains? Gwen was Britain's first ever female mountain guide and only gave up scaling peaks in her eighties, but set us a challenge: to give her the sensation of climbing once again, from the comfort of her armchair.

In a new poetry commission, Helen Mort attempts to do so by weaving Gwen's memories with an original poem and binaural recordings she made of a climb in Langdale in the Lake District.

Binaural stereo allows you to enter a three-dimensional world. It is an immersive experience which allows you to hear, exactly as Helen did on her climb, the wind whistling past her ears as she teeters on the rock face.

So put on your earphones for the full effect and don't look down as we attempt to transport Gwen back to her heady days of adventure and freedom. Can we give her the feeling of... space below her feet?


SUN 19:15 Sunday Feature (m000hgqx)
New Generation Thinkers: Short Feature

Susan Greaney and the Jomon Connection.

Archeologist Susan Greaney has spent much of her life studying the Neolithic monuments of the British isles, including Stonehenge. As part of her role at English Heritage she was invited recently to travel to Japan to see what was happening there at much the same time that the massive stones were being assembled on the high ground in Wiltshire. In this programme Susan reports from three sites in northern Japan were the ancient Jomon civilisations also turned to stones, gathered and shaped in circular formations, for what appear to have been ritual ceremonies. That, half a world away, two peoples should have sought to reflect and respond to nature in this way is astonishing and Susan's knowledge of the ancient past here inspires a new fascination for the sophistication of Japan's ancient history and the relative wealth of material, in the form of pottery and traces of domestic life, that are to be found in these old Jomon sites.

Susan Greaney draws parallels and makes connections between the Neolithic peoples of Britain and the ancient Jomon civilisation of Japan, both of whom used circles of stone in ritual celebrations.


SUN 19:30 Drama on 3 (m000hgqz)
Othello

Khalid Abdalla, Matthew Needham and Cassie Layton star in Shakespeare's tragedy, staged in an imagined near future, in which a power-hungry Turkish president attempts an attack on Cyprus. The western forces rush to Cyprus' defence, under the command of the fearless General Othello. But can an Arab-born, Christian convert ever be truly accepted by the people he serves?

Adapted and directed for radio by Emma Harding

Introduction by Dr Islam Issa, Senior Lecturer at Birmingham City University

Othello.....Khalid Abdalla
Iago.....Matthew Needham
Desdemona.....Cassie Layton
Cassio.....Max Bennett
Brabantio.....Neil McCaul
Roderigo.....Clive Hayward
Duke of Venice.....Jessica Turner
Montano.....Peter Polycarpou
Emilia.....Bettrys Jones
Lodovico.....Ian Conningham
Bianca.....Heather Craney
All other parts played by Sargon Yelda and Hasan Dixon


SUN 21:35 Record Review Extra (m000hgr1)
Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms

Hannah French offers listeners a chance to hear at greater length the recordings reviewed and discussed in yesterday’s Record Review, including the recommended version of the Building a Library work, Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms.


SUN 23:00 Mindful Mix (m000hgr3)
Escape for a moment with meditative and calming music

Featuring a selection of calming and meditative music, the Mindful Mix is a classical music curation which usually features on BBC Sounds. This mix contains wonderfully haunting vocal music composed by Hildegard of Bingen, piano music by Leos Janacek, Erik Satie and Claude Debussy and more. If you find yourself wanting more Mindful Mixes, head over to BBC Sounds and search 'Mindful Mix' to find more.



MONDAY 20 APRIL 2020

MON 00:00 Classical Fix (m000dk5k)
Jack Monroe

Food writer and author Jack Monroe tries Clemmie's classical playlist.

Jack's playlist in full:

Fanny Mendelssohn: Six Character Pieces (no.3)
Ludwig van Beethoven: Cavatina from String Quartet op.130
Angel Morley: Kehaar's Theme from Watership Down
Aaron Copland: Billy the Kid (Mexican Dance and Finale)
Christina Vantzou: No.4 String Quartet
Edward Elgar: Angel's Farewell from The Dream of Gerontius

01 00:05:35 Fanny Mendelssohn
Character Piece No 8 in B major
Performer: Béatrice Rauchs
Duration 00:04:04

02 00:10:08 Ludwig van Beethoven
String Quartet in B flat major, Op.130 (5th mvt)
Ensemble: Danish String Quartet
Duration 00:07:49

03 00:14:03 Angela Morley
Watership Down: Kehaar's Theme
Performer: Leo Potts
Performer: Jack Reidling
Duration 00:04:34

04 00:21:09 Christina Vantzou
No.4 String Quartet
Ensemble: Echo Collective
Duration 00:02:55

05 00:25:07 Edward Elgar
Softly and gently (The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38)
Singer: Alice Coote
Choir: Hallé Choir
Choir: Hallé Youth Choir
Orchestra: Halle
Director: Sir Mark Elder
Duration 00:06:51


MON 00:30 Through the Night (m000hgr5)
Que flamenco!

Flamenco and classical guitar from Miguel Angel Cortes and Jose Maria Gallardo del Rey, recorded at the Mihail Jora Concert Hall in Bucharest. Catriona Young presents.

12:31 AM
Jose Gallardo Del Rey (1961-),Miguel Angel Cortes (1972-)
Del sacromonte al porvenir
Miguel Angel Cortes (guitar), Jose Maria Gallardo Del Rey (guitar)

12:36 AM
Miguel Angel Cortes (1972-)
Arbol de la bella sombra
Miguel Angel Cortes (guitar), Jose Maria Gallardo Del Rey (guitar)

12:39 AM
Miguel Angel Cortes (1972-)
Jabonero de la China
Miguel Angel Cortes (guitar), Jose Maria Gallardo Del Rey (guitar)

12:43 AM
Jose Gallardo Del Rey (1961-)
Lorca Suite
Miguel Angel Cortes (guitar), Jose Maria Gallardo Del Rey (guitar)

12:52 AM
Miguel Angel Cortes (1972-)
Adagio flamenco and Aire de la cueva
Miguel Angel Cortes (guitar), Jose Maria Gallardo Del Rey (guitar)

01:00 AM
Miguel Angel Cortes (1972-)
Buleria del 28
Miguel Angel Cortes (guitar), Jose Maria Gallardo Del Rey (guitar)

01:05 AM
Manuel Font de Anta (1889-1936)
Amargura
Miguel Angel Cortes (guitar), Jose Maria Gallardo Del Rey (guitar)

01:12 AM
Miguel Angel Cortes (1972-)
Silverio, Que Flamenco!
Miguel Angel Cortes (guitar), Jose Maria Gallardo Del Rey (guitar)

01:18 AM
Miguel Angel Cortes (1972-)
Aire de la cueva (encore)
Miguel Angel Cortes (guitar), Jose Maria Gallardo Del Rey (guitar)

01:21 AM
Manuel de Falla (1876-1946)
Noches en los jardines de Espana
Philip Pavlov (piano), Sofia Symphony Orchestra, Ivan Marinov (conductor)

01:45 AM
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Symphony no 4 in E minor, Op 98
Juanjo Mena (conductor), Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

02:31 AM
Zoltan Kodaly (1882-1967)
Missa brevis (... tempore belli)
Danish Radio Choir, Frederik Hedelin (organ), Stefan Parkman (director)

03:05 AM
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
String Quartet in C major, K465 'Dissonance'
Ebene Quartet, Pierre Colombet (violin), Gabriel Le Magadure (violin), Mathieu Herzog (viola), Raphael Merlin (cello)

03:36 AM
Oskar Morawetz (1917-2007)
Clarinet sonata
Joaquin Valdepenas (clarinet), Patricia Parr (piano)

03:46 AM
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Concerto in A major (RV.335), "The Cuckoo"
Elizabeth Wallfisch (baroque violin), Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Paul Dyer (director)

03:56 AM
Traditional Catalan, Xavier Montsalvatge (arranger)
El cant dels ocells
Victoria de los Angeles (soprano), Luis Claret (cello), Orquesta Ciudad de Barcelona, Luis Garcia Navarro (conductor)

04:01 AM
Zoltan Jeney (1943-)
Bird Tempting
Girls Choir of Gyor, Miklos Szabo (conductor)

04:08 AM
Giacches de Wert (1535-1596)
Qual musico gentil
5 a Cappella Singers

04:18 AM
Gyorgy Ligeti (1923-2006)
Six Bagatelles for wind quintet
Cinque Venti

04:31 AM
Franz Schubert (1797-1828), Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (author)
An den Mond (Fullest wieder Busch und Tal), D259 (To the Moon)
Christoph Pregardien (tenor), Andreas Staier (pianoforte)

04:34 AM
Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
Song to the Moon from Rusalka, Op 114
Yvonne Kenny (soprano), Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Vladimir Kamirski (conductor)

04:41 AM
Katia Tchemberdji (b.1960)
In Namen Amadeus, for viola, clarinet, piano and tape (1991)
Paul Dean (clarinet), Brett Dean (viola), Stephen Emmerson (piano)

04:54 AM
Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
Overture (Sicilian Vespers)
Orchestre du Conservatoire de Musique du Quebec, Raffi Armenian (conductor)

05:03 AM
Johann Strauss II (1825-1899)
Wienerblut (waltz) (Op 354)
Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, Borge Wagner (conductor)

05:13 AM
Catharina van Rennes (1858-1940)
3 Quartets for women's voices and piano (Op.24)
Irene Maessen (soprano), Rachel Ann Morgan (mezzo soprano), Christa Pfeiler (mezzo soprano), Corrie Pronk (alto), Franz van Ruth (piano)

05:18 AM
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Sonata for viola da gamba and keyboard no 1 in G major
Paolo Pandolfo (viola da gamba), Mitzi Meyerson (harpsichord)

05:33 AM
Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
Chichester psalms arranged for treble, chorus, organ, harp & percussion
Radio France Chorus, Unknown (treble), Yves Castagnet (organ), Unknown (harp), Unknown (percussion), Vladislav Chernuchenko (conductor)

05:53 AM
Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
Clair de lune - No 5 from Pieces de fantaisie: suite for organ No 2 Op 53
Stanislas Deriemaeker (organ)

06:04 AM
Grazyna Bacewicz (1909-1969)
Violin Concerto no 4
Janusz Skramlik (violin), Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra Katowice, Tomasz Bugaj (conductor)


MON 06:30 Breakfast (m000hfl9)
Monday - Georgia's classical alternative

Georgia Mann presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests.

Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk


MON 09:00 Essential Classics (m000hflc)
Essential Classics - the best in classical music.

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

1010 An Essential Symphony movement from the BBC archive

1100 Essential Five – this week we suggest five pieces of Tudor music

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


MON 12:00 Composer of the Week (m000hflf)
Beethoven Unleashed: Fate

Putting on a Show

After years of peddling his talents to Vienna’s music loving aristocrats, Beethoven prepares to launch his music to the wider public. It’s a move that could make or break his reputation.

All this week, Donald Macleod traces Beethoven’s story through the years 1799-1801. As he reaches his thirtieth birthday, we see Beethoven finally emerging as a mature composer and beginning to produce the enduring works that will mark him out as one of the great artists of his age. But there are clouds on the horizon too, and we see the first intimations of a serious problem with his hearing.

Composer of the Week is returning to the story of Beethoven’s life and music throughout 2020. Part of Radio 3’s Beethoven Unleashed season marking the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth.

Piano Concerto No 3, III. Rondo
Igor Levit (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Jiří Bělohlávek;

Piano Sonata No 10 in G major, Op 14, No 2
Pavel Kolesnikov, piano

Music: Symphony No 1, IV. Adagio – Allegro molto e vivace
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conducted by Thierry Fischer

Septet Op. 20 (movts 4-6)
Vienna Octet


MON 13:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (b03g2wkc)
The ATOS Trio play Haydn and Dvorak

From Wigmore Hall, London, former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists, the ATOS Trio perform two delightful works for piano trio: Haydn's charmingly inventive Trio in E flat major, and Dvorak's expressive Trio in F minor.

Presented by Fiona Talkington.

Haydn: Trio in E flat, HobXV:10
Dvorak: Trio in F minor, Op 65

ATOS Trio

First broadcast on 4 November 2013.


MON 14:00 Afternoon Concert (m000hflj)
The Danish National Symphony Orchestra (1/4)

The Danish National Symphony Orchestra.
Hannah French this week explores the work of Denmark's cultural flagship. Performances today include the Mozart Requiem and the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto played by one the leading young string players of today.

Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D, op. 35
Augustin Hadelich, violin

Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 3 in A minor, op. 44
Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Stanislav Kochanovsky, conductor

at approx. 3.30pm

Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K. 626
Ylva Stenberg, soprano
Tuuri Dede, mezzo-soprano
Elgan Thomas, tenor
Antoin Herrera-Lopez Kessel, bass
Danish National Concert Choir
Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Barbara Hannigan, conductor


MON 16:30 Early Music Now (m000hfll)
Scarlatti's Stabat mater

Early Music Now: Jordi Savall directs Scarlatti's Stabat mater in the Old Dormitory of the Monastery of the medieval Royal Abbey of Santa Maria de Poblet in Catalonia.

Domenica Scarlatti: Stabat mater in c minor for ten voices
La Cappella Reial de Catalunya
Jordi Savall, conductor


MON 17:00 In Tune (m000hfln)
Allan Clayton

Sean Rafferty introduces another In Tune Home Session and talks to Allan Clayton about his new CD.


MON 19:00 In Tune Mixtape (m000hflq)
Power through with classical music

In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.


MON 19:30 Radio 3 in Concert (m000hfls)
Chamber Orchestra of Europe

Fiona Talkington presents a concert given by the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and conductor Antonio Pappano in Friedrichshafen last June.

The concert begins with Wagner's love-song for his second wife, Cosima - Siegfried Idyll. Wagner composed the piece as a birthday present for her after the birth of their son Siegfried in 1869. It was first performed on Christmas morning the next year by a small ensemble of musicians on the stairs of their Swiss villa. It's said that Cosima awoke to its opening melody. Awwwww....

The orchestra is then joined by Dutch violinist Janine Jansen for a performance of Karol Szymanowski's Violin Concerto No.1 - considered one of the very first modern violin concertos. It rejects traditional tonality and romantic aesthetics. Composed in 1916, the likely inspiration for the piece was "Noc Majowa", a poem by the Polish poet Tadeusz Miciński. Although the concerto doesn't follow or duplicate the poem, Szymanowski's ecstatic, sumptuous music is an ideal companion to Miciński's language:

"All the birds pay tribute to me
for today I wed a goddess.
And now we stand by the lake in crimson blossom
in flowing tears of joy, with rapture and fear,
burning in amorous conflagration."

During the interval we'll hear Nadia Boulanger's 1909 song-cycle "Les Heures claires" sung by mezzo-soprano Melinda Paulson with pianist Angela Gassenhuber.

In the second half of the concert, the orchestra plays Dvorak's second set of Slavonic Dances, Op.72. These lively pieces, are full of national character and really helped put Dvorak's name on the musical map. Contrary to what the title, the dances are not so much inspired by Slavic folk music as such, but rather by styles and forms from Bohemia.

To end the programme, we'll hear Swedish trombone virtuoso Christian Lindberg in a recording of Gordon Jacob's Trombone Concerto, with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conducted by Grant Llewellyn.

19:30
Wagner: Siegfried Idyll
Szymanowski: Violin Concerto No.1

Janine Jansen (violin)
Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Antonio Pappano (conductor)

20:20
Nadia Boulanger: Les Heures claires

Melinda Paulson (mezzo-soprano)
Angela Gassenhuber (piano)

20:45
Dvorak: Slavonic Dances, Op.72

Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Antonio Pappano (conductor)

21:35
Gordon Jacob: Trombone Concerto

Christian Lindberg (trombone)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Grant Llewellyn (conductor)


MON 22:00 Music Matters (m000dyg2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:45 on Saturday]


MON 22:45 The Essay (b0b1psj8)
Migrants

Survival

Musician, broadcaster and birdwatcher Tom McKinney reads Survival, his opening essay on bird migration and its fascination for bird lovers. Why do birds migrate? Why are some birds sedentary, moving only tiny distances throughout their entire life, and others willing to embark on such long journeys that involve enormously high levels of risk? In this series Tom considers the ways in which he has been affected by the sounds of birds and their astonishing annual migratory journeys.

In his first essay, Tom describes 'fall-out' - the mass arrival of tiny songbirds each year on the Texan Gulf coast. One of the most spectacular places to witness this phenomenon each April is at High Island near Galveston. Good habitat for food and shelter is sparse and in a bad year, hundreds of thousands of birds can die from exhaustion and dehydration.

Written and performed by Tom McKinney
Producer: Melanie Harris of Sparklab Productions


MON 23:00 Night Tracks (m000hflx)
Music for midnight

Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents an adventurous, immersive soundtrack for late-night listening, from classical to contemporary and everything in between.



TUESDAY 21 APRIL 2020

TUE 00:30 Through the Night (m000hflz)
Ticino e Grigioni

Two concerts recorded in Italy, including Mozart Oboe Quartet, Reicha Oboe Quintet plus Schubert E flat piano trio. Presented by Catriona Young.

12:31 AM
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Oboe Quartet in F, K 370
Silvia Zabarella (oboe), Andrea Mascetti (violin), Teira Yamashita (violin), Giulia Wechsler (viola), Claude Hauri (cello)

12:46 AM
Paul Glass (1943-)
Un piccolo giro
Andrea Mascetti (violin), Teira Yamashita (violin), Giulia Wechsler (viola), Claude Hauri (cello)

12:47 AM
Paul Glass (1943-)
String Quartet No 1
Andrea Mascetti (violin), Teira Yamashita (violin), Giulia Wechsler (viola), Claude Hauri (cello)

12:59 AM
Thomas Demenga (1954-)
EFEU, for cello
Yoel Cantori (cello)

01:10 AM
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Piano Trio No 2 in E flat, D 929
Ekaterina Valiulina (violin), Yoel Cantori (cello), Alex Cattaneo (piano)

01:54 AM
Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971)
Petrushka, Burlesque in Four Scenes (1947)
Jacques Zoon (flute), Ruud van den Brink (piano), Peter Masseurs (trumpet), Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly (conductor)

02:31 AM
Bela Bartok (1881-1945)
The Wooden Prince - ballet (Sz.60)
Orchestre National de France, Hans Graf (conductor)

03:24 AM
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Violin Concerto, Op 8, No 12, RV 178
Fabio Biondi (violin), Europa Galante, Fabio Biondi (director)

03:34 AM
Giovanni Valentini (1582/3-1649)
Tocchin le trombe, a 10
La Capella Ducale, Musica Fiata Koln

03:42 AM
Henryk Gorecki (1933-2010)
Canticum Graduum, Op 27
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Tadeusz Strugala (conductor)

03:55 AM
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
To lie flat on the back for voice and piano
Andrew Kennedy (tenor), Christopher Glynn (piano)

03:58 AM
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976), W.H.Auden (author)
The Sun shines down - song for voice and piano
Andrew Kennedy (tenor), Christopher Glynn (piano)

04:00 AM
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
When you're feeling like expressing your affection - song for voice and piano
Andrew Kennedy (tenor), Christopher Glynn (piano)

04:01 AM
John Ireland (1879-1962)
A Downland Suite
Hannaford Street Silver Band, Bramwell Tovey (conductor)

04:18 AM
Christian Frederik Emil Horneman (1840-1906)
Overture (Aladdin)
Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Michael Schonwandt (conductor)

04:31 AM
Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936)
Prelude in D minor
David Rumsey (organ)

04:38 AM
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809),Ignace Joseph Pleyel (1757-1831), Harold Perry (arranger)
Divertimento 'Feldpartita' in B flat major, Hob.2.46
Academic Wind Quintet

04:47 AM
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)
The Golden Cockerel Suite
Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Uri Mayer (conductor)

04:54 AM
Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)
Song of the Black Swan (orig. for cello and piano)
Henry-David Varema (cello), Heiki Matlik (guitar)

04:56 AM
Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921)
The Swan, from 'The Carnival of the Animals'
Gyozo Mate (viola), Balazs Szokolay (piano)

04:59 AM
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Piano Sonata No.23 in F minor (Op.57) "Appassionata"
Van Cliburn (piano)

05:23 AM
Georges Auric (1899-1983), Philip Lane (arranger)
Suite from "Dead of Night" (Main titles - Waltz - The Mirror - Finale)
BBC Philharmonic, Rumon Gamba (conductor)

05:30 AM
Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
Cockaigne (In London Town) - overture, Op 40
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Jac van Steen (conductor)

05:45 AM
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)
Klopstocks Morgengesang am Schopfungsfeste (Wq.239)
Barbara Schlick (soprano), Johanna Koslowsky (soprano), Rheinische Kantorei, Das Kleine Konzert, Herman Max (conductor)

05:58 AM
Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897-1957)
Piano Quintet in E major, Op 15
Daniel Bard (violin), Tim Crawford (violin), Mark Holloway (viola), Chiara Enderle (cello), Paolo Giacometti (piano)


TUE 06:30 Breakfast (m000hfsy)
Tuesday - Georgia's classical commute

Georgia Mann presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests.

Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk


TUE 09:00 Essential Classics (m000hft0)
Essential Classics - the best in classical music.

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

1010 An Essential Symphony movement from the BBC archive

1100 Essential Five – this week we suggest five pieces of Tudor music

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


TUE 12:00 Composer of the Week (m000hft2)
Beethoven Unleashed: Fate

The Art of the Deal

Beethoven was determined to turn his back on the creative restrictions that came with a salaried post, in the service of one of the royal courts or the church; but if he was to survive as a freelance composer he would have to learn to be a businessman as well as an artist.

All this week, Donald Macleod traces Beethoven’s story through the years 1799-1801. As he reaches his thirtieth birthday, we see Beethoven finally emerging as a mature composer and beginning to produce the enduring works that will mark him out as one of the great artists of his age. But there are clouds on the horizon too, and we see the first intimations of a serious problem with his hearing.

Composer of the Week is returning to the story of Beethoven’s life and music throughout 2020. Part of Radio 3’s Beethoven Unleashed season marking the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth.

Piano Sonata No 13 in Eb major, op 27 No 1, I. Andante
Louis Schwizgebel-Wang, piano

String Quartet Op 18, No 3, I. Allegro, II. Andante con moto)
Calidore Quartet

Piano Sonata No 11 in Bb, Op 22 III. Minuetto & IV. Rondo
Sviatoslav Richter, piano

Violin Sonata Op 23
Aleksey Semenenko, violin
Inna Firsova, piano


TUE 13:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (m00009vq)
Cheltenham Festival 2018

Mozart and Martinu

Sarah Walker introduces highlights from the 74th Cheltenham Music Festival and performances given in the Georgian splendour of the Pittville Pump Room. Today, Nicholas Daniel’s Haffner Ensemble are joined by pianist Charles Owen to perform music that Mozart described as ‘the best work I have ever composed’. Steven Isserlis and Connie Shih present Martinů’s tumultuous Cello Sonata No.1, written during the Nazi occupation of his homeland, Czechoslovakia.

Mozart: Quintet for Piano and Winds, K452
The Haffner Ensemble, directed by Nicholas Daniel
Charles Owen, piano

Kapralova: Ritournelle
Steven Isserlis, cello
Connie Shih, piano

Martinů: Cello Sonata No.1
Steven Isserlis, cello
Connie Shih, piano

Debussy: Syrinx
Tom Hancox, flute


TUE 14:00 Afternoon Concert (m000hft4)
The Danish National Symphony Orchestra (2/4)

The Danish National Symphony Orchestra.
Hannah French this week explores the work of Denmark's cultural flagship. Performances today include a mighty Nielsen symphony conducted by the orchestra's current principal conductor and Dvorak's Cello Concerto played by one of the leading young cellists of today.

Brahms: Double Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, op. 102
Soo-Jin Hong, violin
Soo-Kyung Hong, cello

Nielsen: Symphony No. 3 in D minor, op. 27 ('Sinfonia espansiva')
Palle Knudsen, baritone
Fatma Said, soprano
Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Fabio Luisi, conductor

at c. 3.15pm

Haydn: Symphony No. 82 in C, Hob. I:82 ('Bear')
Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Alexander Vedernikov, conductor

Elgar: Sea Pictures, op. 37
Karen Cargill, contralto
Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Søndergaard, conductor

at c. 4.10pm
Dvořák (1841-1904) - Cello Concerto in B minor, op. 104
Andrei Ioniţă, cello
Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Christian Kluxen, conductor


TUE 17:00 In Tune (m000hft6)
Theodosia Ntokou

Sean Rafferty introduces another In Tune Home Session and talks to pianist Theodosia Ntokou.


TUE 19:00 In Tune Mixtape (m000hft8)
Expand your horizons with classical music

In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.


TUE 19:30 Radio 3 in Concert (m000hftb)
Malcolm Arnold Festival 2019

Martin Handley presents a concert by the BBC Concert Orchestra and their Conductor Laureate Barry Wordsworth, with music by Arnold and a composer he greatly admired, Shostakovich. They had a number of secret meetings in Russia - ‘We’re kindred spirits in a rough and barbaric world’ Shostakovich told Arnold. It was recorded on 13th October 2019 at the Derngate Theatre, Northampton, as part of the 14th annual festival. They are joined by rising young star Rose McLachlan in Shostakovich's Second Piano Concerto, which he wrote in 1957 for his son Maxim's 19th birthday.

Arnold: Homage to the Queen Suite
Shostakovich: The Age of Gold Suite

8.10 Interval Music (from CD
Arnold: English Dances Op.27 (arr. Ray Farr); Fantasy for Brass Band Op.114
Grimethorpe Colliery UK Coal Band, conductor Elgar Howarth

8.40
Shostokovich: Piano Concerto No 2
Arnold: Symphony No 2

Rose McLachlan (piano)
BBC Concert Orchestra
Barry Wordsworth (conductor)


TUE 22:00 Free Thinking (m000hftd)
Alternative Realities

From a Victorian maths professor to Carl Sagan to Barbara Ehrenreich - Shahidha Bari explores the impact of life changing experiences and the fourth dimension talking to Mark Blacklock, Jeffrey Kripal and Lisa Mullen.

Mark Blacklock has written a novel called Hinton which traces the life and ideas of Charles Howard Hinton (1853 – 1907) who wrote an article in 1880 called What is the Fourth Dimension.
Jeffrey Kripal holds the J Newton Rayzor Chair in Philosophy and Religious Thought at Rice University and his book The Flip: Who You Really Are and Why It Matters has just been published in the UK.
Lisa Mullen is a BBC/AHRC New Generation Thinker and author of a book called Mid-century gothic: The uncanny objects of modernity in British literature and culture after the Second World War.

Producer: Robyn Read


TUE 22:45 The Essay (b0b1pyn6)
Migrants

Adventure

Musician, broadcaster and birdwatcher Tom McKinney reads Adventure, the next in his series of essays on bird migration and its fascination for bird lovers. Why do birds migrate? Why are some birds sedentary, moving only tiny distances throughout their entire life, and others willing to embark on such long journeys that involve enormously high levels of risk? In this series Tom considers the ways in which he has been affected by the sounds of birds and their astonishing annual migratory journeys.

Tom discusses 'sea-watching' in Cornwall: a form of Zen-birding in which days can be spent gazing through a telescope and seeing very little. He reflects on the spectacular and nonsensical migration of Sooty Shearwaters.

Written and performed by Tom McKinney
Producer: Melanie Harris of Sparklab Productions


TUE 23:00 Night Tracks (m000hftg)
The constant harmony machine

Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents an adventurous, immersive soundtrack for late-night listening, from classical to contemporary and everything in between.



WEDNESDAY 22 APRIL 2020

WED 00:30 Through the Night (m000hftj)
Verdi Requiem from Dublin

Verdi's operatic Requiem in a performance from the RTE Philharmonic Choir and National Symphony Orchestra. Presented by Catriona Young.

12:31 AM
Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
Messa da Requiem
Angela Meade (soprano), Enkelejda Shkoza (contralto), Antonio Poli (tenor), Evgeny Stavinsky (bass), RTE Philharmonic Choir, RTE National Symphony Orchestra, Michele Mariotti (conductor)

01:53 AM
Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936)
Concerto in modo misolidio for piano and orchestra
Olli Mustonen (piano), Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Markus Lehtinen (conductor)

02:31 AM
Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op 10
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Hiroyuki Iwaki (conductor)

03:03 AM
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
String Quartet in C major Op 76`3 (Emperor)
Armida Quartet

03:31 AM
Paul Dukas (1865-1935)
Villanelle for horn and orchestra
Esa Tukia (horn), Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Michael Adelson (conductor)

03:38 AM
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
4 Lieder from the Schemelli songbook (BWV.443, 468, 470 & 439)
Bernarda Fink (mezzo soprano), Domen Marincic (gamba), Dalibor Miklavcic (organ)

03:47 AM
Lars-Erik Larsson (1908-1986)
Concertino for Piano and Strings, Op 45 no 12 (1957)
Marten Landstrom (piano), Uppsala Chamber Soloists

04:03 AM
Adam Jarzebski (1590-1649)
Sentinella
Simon Standage (violin), Il Tempo Ensemble

04:07 AM
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Piano Sonata in F sharp, Op 78
Ernst von Dohnanyi (piano)

04:17 AM
Leos Janacek (1854-1928)
Sumarovo dite (The Fiddler's Child)
Peter Thomas (violin), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Ilan Volkov (conductor)

04:31 AM
Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Hungarian Rhapsody No 6
Jeno Jando (piano)

04:38 AM
Giuseppe Sammartini (1695-1750)
Sinfonia in F major
Europa Galante, Fabio Biondi (director)

04:46 AM
John Cage (1912-1992)
Four squared for a capella choir
BBC Singers, Stephen Cleobury (conductor)

04:54 AM
Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
Rondo for piano in C minor, Op 1
Ludmil Angelov (piano)

05:02 AM
Frantisek Jiranek (1698-1778)
Bassoon Concerto in G minor
Sergio Azzolini (bassoon), Collegium Marianum

05:16 AM
Boris Papandopulo (1906-1991)
Tri Studije / Za B.J.M (3 Studies, dedicated to B.J.M)
Branka Janjanin-Magdalenic (harp)

05:28 AM
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Clarinet Quintet in A major, K581
Andrzej Ciepliński (clarinet), Royal String Quartet

06:01 AM
Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
Sinfonietta for orchestra
CBC Vancouver Orchestra, Mario Bernardi (conductor)


WED 06:30 Breakfast (m000hg5s)
Wednesday - Georgia's classical picks

Georgia Mann presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests.

Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk


WED 09:00 Essential Classics (m000hg5v)
Essential Classics - the best in classical music.

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

1010 An Essential Symphony movement from the BBC archive

1100 Essential Five – this week we suggest five pieces of Tudor music

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


WED 12:00 Composer of the Week (m000hg5x)
Beethoven Unleashed: Fate

Creeping Catastrophe

Beethoven writes to his best friend to tell him a terrible secret; his hearing has been slowly deteriorating and he fears his career may be cut short before it’s barely begun.

All this week, Donald Macleod traces Beethoven’s story through the years 1799-1801. As he reaches his thirtieth birthday, we see Beethoven finally emerging as a mature composer and beginning to produce the enduring works that will mark him out as one of the great artists of his age. But there are clouds on the horizon too, and we see the first intimations of a serious problem with his hearing.

Composer of the Week is returning to the story of Beethoven’s life and music throughout 2020. Part of Radio 3’s Beethoven Unleashed season marking the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth.

Piano Sonata No.8 in C minor Op. 13 ‘Pathetique’
Khatia Buniatishvili, piano

String Quintet in C, Op 29, II Adagio molto espressivo & IV. Presto
Malin Broman, viola
Elias Quartet

Symphony No.5, IV. Allegro
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Donald Runnicles


WED 13:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (m00009q0)
Cheltenham Festival 2018

Brahms

Sarah Walker introduces highlights from the 74th Cheltenham Music Festival and performances given in the Georgian splendour of the Pittville Pump Room. Today, four outstanding chamber musicians come together for a special performance of Brahms’s Piano Quartet No.2, music that combines the intimacy of the drawing room with the breadth and vision of a symphony.

Brahms: Piano Quartet No.2 in A, Op.26
Veronika Eberle, violin
Pauline Sachse, viola
Quirine Viersen, cello
Martin Helmchen, piano


WED 14:00 Afternoon Concert (m000hg5z)
The Danish National Symphony Orchestra (3/4)

The Danish National Symphony Orchestra.
Hannah French continues her exploration of the work of Denmark's leading orchestra today with memorable performances of Haydn and Mahler.

Haydn: Symphony No. 102 in B flat, Hob.I:102

Mahler: Symphony No. 4 in G

Anna Lucia Richter, soprano
Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Lorenzo Viotti, conductor


WED 15:30 Choral Evensong (b00rs64d)
Chapel of Royal Holloway, University of London

A service from the Chapel of Royal Holloway, University of London, recorded in April 2010.

Introit: Troparion of the Resurrection (Rautavaara)
Responses: Gabriel Jackson
Psalm: 37 (Pike, Macpherson, Teesdale, Bramma)
First Lesson: Song of Solomon 3
Office Hymn: Christians, to the Paschal Victim (Victimae Paschali)
Canticles: The Norwich Service (Gabriel Jackson)
Second Lesson: Matthew 28 vv16-20
Pater Noster (Vytautas Miskinis)
Anthem: Angelus Domini descendit de caelo (Ivan Moody) first performance
Final Hymn: Finished the strife of battle now (Surrexit)
Organ Voluntary: Praeludium in C (Buxtehude)

Director of Choral Music and College Organist: Rupert Gough
Organ Scholar: William Baldry


WED 16:30 New Generation Artists (m000hg62)
Catriona Morison sings Schumann

BBC New Generation Artists: Catriona Morison and Elisabeth Brauss.
The Scots-born mezzo - who left Radio 3's prestigious young artist programme last year - brings her golden voice to Schumann's great love song to his beloved Clara.

R. Schumann: Frauenliebe und Leben op.42
Catriona Morison (mezzo soprano), James Baillieu (piano)

Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata in E major Kk.380
Elisabeth Brauss (piano)


WED 17:00 In Tune (m000hg64)
Clare Stewart

Sean Rafferty introduces another In Tune Home Session and talks to Clare Stewart about the new Apollo5 release.


WED 19:00 In Tune Mixtape (b09c0ny8)
In Tune's specially curated playlist: an imaginative, eclectic mix of music, featuring favourites together with lesser-known gems, with a few surprises thrown in for good measure. The perfect way to usher in your evening.

01 00:04:28 Trad.
The Postal Troika speeds along
Music Arranger: Boris Borisov
Singer: ზურაბ ლავრენტის ძე სოტკილავა
Orchestra: Russian Orchestra of the Ostankino TV Company
Conductor: Nikolai Nekrasov
Duration 00:01:57

02 00:06:24 Felix Mendelssohn
Symphony No 3 in A minor, Op 56, 'Scottish' (2nd mvt)
Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Edward Gardner
Duration 00:04:11

03 00:10:34 Johann Michael Bach
Halt, was du hast
Performer: Christoph Anselm Noll
Ensemble: Cantus Cölln
Director: Konrad Junghänel
Duration 00:04:47

04 00:15:18 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Serenade in B flat major, K.361 (3rd mvt)
Orchestra: Consortium Classicum
Duration 00:05:04

05 00:20:19 Darius Milhaud
Scaramouche - suite for 2 pianos (Op.165b)
Performer: Sergio Tiempo
Performer: Karin Lechner
Duration 00:09:13

06 00:22:30 Gustav Mahler
Revelge (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)
Singer: Thomas Quasthoff
Conductor: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Duration 00:07:13


WED 19:30 Radio 3 in Concert (m000hg66)
To the memory of an angel

Recorded at the Royal Festival Hall, London, in February 2017

Presented by Martin Handley

The London Philharmonic Orchestra perform Berg, Denisov and Shostakovich.

Edison Denisov: Symphony No.2
Berg: Violin Concerto

8.20: Interval

Shostakovich: Symphony No.15

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski, conductor

Berg dedicated his Violin Concerto 'to the memory of an angel', and a bottomless depth of personal loss lies beneath its gorgeous colours. Patricia Kopatchinskaja performs it between two final symphonies by two Soviet composers. Shostakovich's Fifteenth Symphony cloaks its sorrows in jokes, enigmas and pitch-black humour; two decades later, his friend Edison Denisov said farewell in a poignant, fantastical Second Symphony of his own. This is a rare British performance of a work that is close to Vladimir Jurowski's heart.


WED 22:00 Free Thinking (m0005gwk)
Landmark: Rachel Carson's Silent Spring

Rachel Carson’s passionate book, Silent Spring, first published in 1962 is said to be the work which launched the environmental movement. But how does it speak to us now?
For a recording of Free Thinking’s Cultural Landmark series at the Hay Festival, presenter Rana Mitter is joined by guests Tony Juniper, Emily Shuckburgh, Dieter Helm and Kapka Kassabova.

Tony Juniper is a campaigner, sustainability adviser and writer of work including Saving Planet Earth and How many lightbulbs does it take to change a planet?
Emily Shuckburgh is a climate scientist and mathematician at the British Antarctic Survey and the co-author (with the Prince of Wales and Tony Juniper) of the Ladybird Book on Climate Change.
Dieter Helm is an economist specialising in utilities, regulation and the environment. His recent books include Burn Out: the Endgame for Fossil Fuels, The Carbon Crunch, Nature in the Balance and Natural Capital: Valuing the Planet.
Kapka Kassabova is a novelist, poet and journalist whose work includes Border,, Someone else’s life and Villa Pacifica. You can hear her talking to Free Thinking about winning the Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Global Cultural Understanding here https://bbc.in/2TsFZ51

You might be interested in our episode Soil Stories which hears from agroecologist Jules Pretty and geologist Andrew Scott amongst others https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08fj505

You can find a collection of all the discussions of Landmarks of culture as a playlist on the Free Thinking website / and available to download as BBC Arts&Ideas podcasts https://bbc.in/2Jw9y5Q

Producer: Fiona McLean


WED 22:45 The Essay (b0b1q0xf)
Migrants

Seasons

Musician, broadcaster and birdwatcher Tom McKinney reads Seasons, the next in his series of essays on bird migration and its fascination for bird lovers. Why do birds migrate? Why are some birds sedentary, moving only tiny distances throughout their entire life, and others willing to embark on such long journeys that involve enormously high levels of risk? In this series Tom considers how he has been affected by the sounds of birds and by his observations of their astonishing annual migratory journeys. In this series Tom considers the ways in which he has been affected by the sounds of birds and their astonishing annual migratory journeys.

Tom describes how autumn only truly begins for him when skeins of Pink-footed Geese fly over his Pennine home and signal the change in light, foreshadowing shortening days, conkers and falling leaves.

Written and performed by Tom McKinney
Producer: Melanie Harris of Sparklab Productions


WED 23:00 Night Tracks (m000hg6b)
Soundtrack for night

Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents an adventurous, immersive soundtrack for late-night listening, from classical to contemporary and everything in between.



THURSDAY 23 APRIL 2020

THU 00:30 Through the Night (m000hg6d)
Wagner, Debussy & Stravinsky from the 2018 BBC Proms

The Hallé Orchestra and Sir Mark Elder play Wagner, Debussy & Stravinsky from the 2018 BBC Proms. Catriona Young presents.

12:31 AM
Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
Tannhauser Overture
Halle Orchestra, Mark Elder (conductor)

12:46 AM
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
La Damoiselle elue
Sophie Bevan (soprano), Anna Stephany (mezzo soprano), Halle Choir, Halle Youth Choir, Halle Orchestra, Mark Elder (conductor)

01:08 AM
Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971)
The Song of the nightingale
Halle Orchestra, Mark Elder (conductor)

01:31 AM
Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971)
Russian Folk Songs and Firebird Suite
Halle Choir, Halle Orchestra, Mark Elder (conductor)

02:03 AM
George Enescu (1881-1955)
Violin Sonata No 3 in A minor, Op 25, 'dans le caractère populaire roumain'
Malin Broman (violin), Teo Gheorghiu (piano)

02:31 AM
Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881), Maurice Ravel (orchestrator)
Pictures at an Exhibition (orig for piano orch Ravel)
BBC Philharmonic, Yan Pascal Tortelier (conductor)

03:03 AM
Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
Trio for piano and strings No.1 (Op.21) in B flat major
Kungsbacka Trio

03:37 AM
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c.1590-1664)
Agnus Dei - super ut-re-mi-fa-sol-la (for 6 and 7 voices)
Huelgas Ensemble, Paul van Nevel (director)

03:44 AM
Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
Ballade No 2 in F major, Op 38
Zbigniew Raubo (piano)

03:52 AM
Alexander Borodin (Alexander Borodin), Unknown (transcriber)
Notturno (Andante) - from String Quartet No.2 in D
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Oliver Dohnanyi (conductor)

04:01 AM
Antonio Lotti (1667-1740)
Sonata for 2 oboes, bassoon and continuo in F major, 'Echo sonata'
Rinaldo Alessandrini (harpsichord), Ensemble Zefiro

04:11 AM
Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
Motets pour un temps de penitence - No.3 Tenebrae & No.4 Tristis est anima mea
Polyphonia, Ivelin Dimitrov (conductor)

04:20 AM
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)
Sinfonia for 2 violins and continuo in D major, H.585
Les Adieux

04:31 AM
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
3 Characteristic Pieces
Sofia Soloists Chamber Ensemble, Vassil Kazandjiev (conductor)

04:41 AM
Etienne Mehul (1763-1817)
Piano Sonata in D major Op.1 No.10
Arthur Schoonderwoerd (fortepiano)

04:50 AM
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Laudate Pueri (motet, Op 39 no 2)
Polyphonia, Ivelina Ivancheva (piano), Ivelin Dimitrov (conductor)

05:00 AM
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Danse sacree et danse profane for harp and strings
Eva Maros (harp), Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bela Drahos (conductor)

05:11 AM
Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
Theme and Variations for violin and piano
Peter Oundjian (violin), William Tritt (piano)

05:20 AM
Johann Rosenmuller (1619-1684)
Sinfonia Quinta
Tafelmusik Baroque Soloists

05:30 AM
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Variations on a theme of Haydn (Op.56a) 'St Antoni Chorale' vers. for orchestra
RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, Samo Hubad (conductor)

05:48 AM
Joseph Rheinberger (1839-1901)
Horn Sonata in E flat major, Op 178
Martin Van der Merwe (horn), Huib Christiaanse (piano)

06:10 AM
Franz Berwald (1796-1868)
Piano Trio No 1 in E flat
Teres Lof (piano), Roger Olsson (violin), Hanna Thorell (cello)


THU 06:30 Breakfast (m000hh8x)
Thursday - Georgia's classical mix

Georgia Mann presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests.

Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk


THU 09:00 Essential Classics (m000hh8z)
Suzy Klein with Prokofiev's Dance of the Knights and essential Tudor music

Suzy Klein with Essential Classics - the best in classical music.

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

1010 An Essential Symphony movement from the BBC archive.

1100 Essential Five – this week we suggest five pieces of Tudor music.

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


THU 12:00 Composer of the Week (m000hh91)
Beethoven Unleashed: Fate

Colleagues and Rivals

Donald Macleod explores some of the important professional relationships that Beethoven both enjoyed and endured among musicians who visited Vienna.

All this week, Donald Macleod traces Beethoven’s story through the years 1799-1801. As he reaches his thirtieth birthday, we see Beethoven finally emerging as a mature composer and beginning to produce the enduring works that will mark him out as one of the great artists of his age. But there are clouds on the horizon too, and we see the first intimations of a serious problem with his hearing.

Composer of the Week is returning to the story of Beethoven’s life and music throughout 2020. Part of Radio 3’s Beethoven Unleashed season marking the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth.

Symphony No 3 ‘Eroica’, III. Scherzo
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conducted Thierry Fischer

Horn Sonata Op 17
Alec Frank-Gemmill, horn
Alasdair Beatson piano

Cello Sonata Op 5 No 2, I. Adagio sostenuto e espressivo & II. Allegro molto più tosto presto
Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Emanuel Ax, piano

Piano Sonata No 15 in D, Op 28 ‘Pastoral’, I. Allegro
Tatiana Nikolayeva, piano


THU 13:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (m00009mt)
Cheltenham Festival 2018

Franck and Schumann

Sarah Walker introduces highlights from the 74th Cheltenham Music Festival and performances given in the Georgian splendour of the Pittville Pump Room. Today, Steven Isserlis and Connie Shih present a Cello version of César Franck’s passionately romantic Violin Sonata, composed as a wedding present for his friend. Plus, Isserlis’s own arrangement of Clara Schumann’s characterful Three Romances. Charles Owen performs Ravel’s dreamy musical impression of a boat at sea.

Clara Schumann (arr. Isserlis): Three Romances, Op 22
Steven Isserlis, cello
Connie Shih, piano

Ravel: Une barque sur l’océan (Miroirs No.3)
Charles Owen, piano

Franck (arr. Jules Delsart): Cello Sonata in A major
Steven Isserlis, cello
Connie Shih, piano

Saint-Saens: Romance in F major, Op 36
Steven Isserlis, cello
Connie Shih, piano


THU 14:00 Afternoon Concert (m000hh93)
Cherubini's Médée from the Salzburg Festival

Cherubini: Médée, opera in three acts
Presented by Penny Gore.

Elena Stikhina, (soprano), Médée
Pavel Černoch, (tenor), Jason
Vitalij Kowaljow, (bass), Créon
Rosa Feola, (soprano), Dirce
Alisa Kolosova, mezzo-soprano, Néris

Vienna State Opera Chorus and Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Thomas Hengelbrock (conductor)

rec. Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg
Salzburg Festival
30/07/2019

followed at approx. 4.10pm by more from the Danish National Symphony Orchestra

James MacMillan: Larghetto for Orchestra
Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Manfred Honeck (conductor)

Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, op. 63
Baiba Skride, violin
Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Jukka-Pekka Saraste (conductor)


THU 17:00 In Tune (m000hh95)
Leon Bosch

Sean Rafferty introduces another In Tune Home Session and talks to Leon Bosch about the new CD 'Bass-ically Brilliant'.


THU 19:00 In Tune Mixtape (m000hh97)
Your go-to introduction to classical music

In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.


THU 19:30 Radio 3 in Concert (m000hh99)
Rattle at Radio 3 - Stravinsky

Another chance to hear Sir Simon Rattle conduct Stravinsky's Firebird, Petrushka and The Rite of Spring - from the Barbican Hall.
Simon Rattle achieves a long-held ambition to conduct the first three great Stravinsky ballet scores written for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes in a single evening. As he says: 'The LSO is a Stravinsky orchestra par excellence, ready to meet the challenge of performing these three great scores in the order they were written. I'm sure that we and the audience will learn a lot about Stravinsky in the process."
Martin Handley presents as part of 'Rattle on Radio 3, recorded at the Barbican Hall in September 2017.

Stravinsky The Firebird (original ballet of 1910)

Stravinsky Petrushka (1910-11, rev. 1947)

Stravinsky The Rite of Spring (1913).


THU 22:00 Free Thinking (m000hh9c)
Shakespeare for the People

Actor Adrian Lester and Prof Ewan Fernie talk to Islam Issa about Birmingham's first folio and the man who brought it to the city. The Birmingham Shakespeare Memorial Library was founded with the help of George Dawson (24 February 1821 – 30 November 1876) - a non conformist preacher and lecturer who had a powerful vision of Birmingham as a progressive social and cultural centre in the mid-19th century. The library houses Britain's most important Shakespeare collection, comprising 43,000 volumes, including a copy of the First Folio 1623. Over three years, the Everything to Everybody project aims to share these cultural riches with the people of Birmingham in a wide range of imaginative ways.

More information available here: https://everythingtoeverybody.bham.ac.uk/
Professor Ewan Fernie is a Fellow and Chair of Shakespeare Studies at the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham
Islam Issa is a New Generation Thinker who teaches at Birmingham City University.

This episode is one of a series of conversations - New Thinking - produced in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council, part of UK Research & Innovation. Further podcasts are available on the BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking website under the playlist New Research https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03zws90

You can also find a collection of episodes called Free Thinking explores Shakespeare https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06406hm
and Radio 3's Drama on 3 is broadcasting Othello and Henry IV part I

Producer: Torquil MacLeod


THU 22:45 The Essay (b0b1q2f5)
Migrants

Lifestyle

Musician, broadcaster and birdwatcher Tom McKinney reads Lifestyle, the next in his series of essays on bird migration and its fascination for bird lovers. Why do birds migrate? Why are some birds sedentary, moving only tiny distances throughout their entire life, and others willing to embark on such long journeys that involve enormously high levels of risk? In this series Tom considers how he has been affected by the sounds of birds and by his observations of their astonishing annual migratory journeys.

Tom began his birdwatching habit spotting a Little Egret at Rudyard Lake, in the Staffordshire Moorlands. His hobby has become a lifestyle, leading to strong friendships with groups of people from completely different backgrounds.

Written and performed by Tom McKinney
Producer: Melanie Harris of Sparklab Productions


THU 23:00 Night Tracks: The Archive Remix (m000hh9f)
Music for night owls

Sara Mohr-Pietsch with an immersive mix for late-night listening.


THU 23:30 Unclassified (m000hh9h)
Elizabeth Alker with music that defies classification.



FRIDAY 24 APRIL 2020

FRI 00:30 Through the Night (m000hh9k)
Britten and Beethoven

A concert given by the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra including Beethoven's Seventh Symphony. Presented by Catriona Young.

12:31 AM
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
Sinfonia da Requiem, Op 20
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Karina Canellakis (conductor)

12:54 AM
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Symphony no 7 in A major, Op 92
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Karina Canellakis (conductor)

01:36 AM
Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
4 Letzte Lieder for voice and orchestra (AV.150)
Ragnhild Heiland Sorensen (soprano), Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Milan Horvat (conductor)

01:58 AM
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Trio in B major (Op.8 )
Ondine Trio

02:31 AM
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Sonata in C minor for recorder, violin and continuo, HWV 386a
Musica Alta Ripa

02:42 AM
Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)
L'Apotheose de la Danse - orchestral suite of dance music by Rameau
Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski (conductor)

03:20 AM
Cesar Franck (1822-1890)
Prelude, fugue et variation for organ (M.30) (Op.18)
Pierre Pincemaille (organ)

03:29 AM
Ignacy Komorowski (1824-57), Tadeusz Maklakiewicz (arranger), Teofil Lenartowicz (lyricist)
Kalina
Polish Radio Choir, Unknown (piano), Marek Kluza (director)

03:33 AM
Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
Notturno in B major (Op. 40)
Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Jan Stanienda (conductor)

03:40 AM
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
3 Lieder
Daniela Lehner (mezzo soprano), Love Derwinger (piano)

03:50 AM
Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
Ballade no 4 in F minor, Op 52
Valerie Tryon (piano)

04:00 AM
Daniel Auber (1782-1871)
Bolero - Ballet music No 2 from La Muette de Portici (Masaniello)
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ondrej Lenard (conductor)

04:08 AM
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Mentre ti lascio, o figlia - aria for bass and orchestra (K.513)
Robert Holl (bass), Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Kenneth Montgomery (conductor)

04:16 AM
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Trio No 7 (Essercizii Musici)
Camerata Koln, Michael Schneider (recorder), Rainer Zipperling (viola da gamba), Ghislaine Wauters (viola da gamba), Yasunori Imamura (theorbo), Sabine Bauer (organ)

04:23 AM
Paul Dukas (1865-1935)
Villanelle for horn and piano
Tamas Zempleni (horn), Zoltan Kocsis (piano)

04:31 AM
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Two Hungarian Dances - no 11 in D minor, no 5 in G minor
Sinfonia Varsovia, Robert Trevino (conductor)

04:39 AM
Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)
Etude no 4 in G major - from Studies for guitar
Heiki Matlik (guitar)

04:43 AM
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Concerto in D minor for 2 violins, cello and orchestra RV.565 Op 3 No 11
RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, Pavle Despalj (conductor)

04:54 AM
Gertrude van den Bergh (1793-1840)
Rondeau, Op 3
Frans van Ruth (piano)

05:01 AM
Karol Jozef Lipinski (1790-1861)
Variations on a theme of Rossini's 'La Cenerentola'
Miroslaw Lawrynowicz (violin), Krystyna Makowska-Lawrynowicz (piano)

05:16 AM
Hugo Alfven (1872-1960)
King Gustav II Adolf, Op 49 (Suite)
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Niklas Willen (conductor)

05:32 AM
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)
Concerto for flute and strings in A major (Wq.168)
Robert Aitken (flute), CBC Vancouver Orchestra, Mario Bernardi (conductor)

05:51 AM
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Komm Jesu, komm, BWV 229 - motet
Voces Suaves, Cafebaum

06:00 AM
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
10 Variations on 'Unser dummer Pobel meint', K455
Shai Wosner (piano)

06:13 AM
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Violin Fantasy in C major, Op 131
Thomas Zehetmair (violin), Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Nicholas Harnoncourt (conductor)


FRI 06:30 Breakfast (m000hhp9)
Friday - Georgia's classical alarm call

Georgia Mann presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests and the Friday poem.

Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk


FRI 09:00 Essential Classics (m000hhpc)
Ian Skelly with essential Tudor music and Respighi's Fountains of Rome

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

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

1010 An Essential Symphony movement from the BBC archive

1100 Essential Five – this week we suggest five pieces of Tudor music

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


FRI 12:00 Composer of the Week (m000hhpf)
Beethoven Unleashed: Fate

Public Statements and Private Visions

Up to now Beethoven had used his musical talents to win the favour of the wealthiest music patrons in Vienna, to charm the public who attended his concerts, and to reel in customers for his publications. He’s beginning to see now that his musical path could take him on a very personal journey too. His new challenge is to work out what kind of artist he really wants to be.

All this week, Donald Macleod traces Beethoven’s story through the years 1799-1801. As he reaches his thirtieth birthday, we see Beethoven finally emerging as a mature composer and beginning to produce the enduring works that will mark him out as one of the great artists of his age. But there are clouds on the horizon too, and we see the first intimations of a serious problem with his hearing.

Composer of the Week is returning to the story of Beethoven’s life and music throughout 2020. Part of Radio 3’s Beethoven Unleashed season marking the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth.

Piano Sonata No 14 in C# minor, Op 27 No 2 ‘Moonlight’
Louis Schwizgebel-Wang

String Quartet Op 18 No 1, II. Adagio affettuoso ed appassionato
Danish String Quartet

Prometheus (extracts from the complete Ballet Music)
Orchestra of the 18th Century, conducted by Franz Brüggen


FRI 13:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (m000092m)
Cheltenham Festival 2018

Ravel and Beethoven

Sarah Walker introduces highlights from the 74th Cheltenham Music Festival and performances given in the Georgian splendour of the Pittville Pump Room. Today, Nicholas Daniel’s Haffner Ensemble present a programme of music for winds including a dazzling arrangement of Ravel’s well-loved, Le Tombeau de Couperin. They are joined by pianist Charles Owen to perform music by Beethoven that pitches a flamboyant piano part alongside richly inventive writing for oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon.

Mozart (arr. Nicholas Daniel): Adagio and Allegro in F minor K594
Ravel (arr. Mason Jones): Le Tombeau de Couperin
Beethoven: Quintet for Piano and Wind Instruments

The Haffner Ensemble, directed by Nicholas Daniel
Charles Owen, piano


FRI 14:00 Afternoon Concert (m000hhph)
The Danish National Symphony Orchestra (4/4)

The Danish National Symphony Orchestra: Penny Gore concludes Afternoon Concert's week-long look at Denmark's premier orchestra with concerts directed by some of the wide range of the orchestra's regular conductors.

Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 2 in A, S. 125
Alessandro Taverna, piano
Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Fabio Luisi, conductor

Liszt: Paraphrase on Quartet from Verdi’s Rigoletto, S. 434
Alessandro Taverna, piano

Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, op. 14
Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Fabio Luisi, conductor

c. 3.30pm
Axel Borup-Jorgensen (1924-2012) - Marin, op. 60
Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Søndergård, conductor

Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor. op. 33
Andreas Brantelid, cello
Danish National Symphony Orchestra
John Wilson (conductor)

c. 4.10pm
Dvořák: Symphony No. 8 in G, op. 88
Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Manfred Honeck, conductor


FRI 16:30 The Listening Service (m000hgqt)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Sunday]


FRI 17:00 In Tune (m000hhpk)
Damien Guillon

Sean Rafferty introduces another In Tune Home Session and talks to countertenor Damien Guillon.


FRI 19:00 In Tune Mixtape (m000hhpm)
Classical music for focus and inspiration

Tonight's mixtape springs off with Boccherini's sparkling music for guitar and string quartet, and takes in flute music from Bach and Talvin Singh, a soothing Nocturne from Chopin, and reflections on life from Orlando Gibbons and Gerald Finzi and from a Northumbrian mining song.


FRI 19:30 Radio 3 in Concert (m000hhpp)
Beamish and Beethoven

The Elias Quartet play Beethoven and Sally Beamish. Beamish's 3rd String Quartet 'Reed Stanzas' was inspired partly by the Elias Quartet's Donald Grant who doubles as a Scottish fiddle player, and also by bird calls and the landscapes of Suffolk and Harris. Beethoven is on either side of the Beamish. At the turn of the 18th century, with the first of his earliest set of quartets, Op.18, Beethoven threw down the gauntlet to Haydn, the string quartet's inventor and preeminent composer; less than a decade later, with his three 'Razumovsky' quartets, Beethoven had become the acclaimed and undisputed master of the genre.

Another chance to hear this concert recorded last September at Kings Place, and presented by Ian Skelly.

7.30pm
Beethoven; String Quartet No. 1 in F, Op. 18, No. 1
Sally Beamish: String Quartet No. 3 'Reed Stanzas'

c.8.30pm
Interval music
Beethoven: Sextet for Wind, Op.71.
London Baroque Soloists

c.8.50pm
Beethoven; String Quartet No. 9 in C, Op. 59, 'Razumovsky' No. 3

Elias Quartet


FRI 22:00 The Verb (m000hhpr)
Mirrors

This week The Verb is considering language, reflection and mirrors. There's a brand new commission from our palindromic poet regular Ira Lightman and joining us from San Francisco is Rebecca Solnit on her new memoir 'Recollections of my non-existence' (Granta)

Presenter: Ian McMillan
Producer: Cecile Wright


FRI 22:45 The Essay (b0b1q3f0)
Migrants

Obsession

Musician, broadcaster and birdwatcher Tom McKinney reads Obsession, the final essay in his series on bird migration. Why do birds migrate? Why are some birds sedentary, moving only tiny distances throughout their entire life, and others willing to embark on such long journeys that involve enormously high levels of risk? In this series Tom considers how he has been affected by the sounds of birds and by his observations of their astonishing annual migratory journeys.

In this last essay, Tom discusses how his passion for birdwatching helped him through a dark period in his life.

Producer: Melanie Harris


FRI 23:00 Late Junction (m000hhpt)
Music for daydreams

Have we lost the art of doing nothing? We live in a world that reveres the busy and productive, but what about the daydreamers and the dropouts? While many of us are forced to redraw our daily routines, we pause to ask how music can help us discover a different internal rhythm and question how we think about purpose. The writer and psychoanalyst Josh Cohen joins us to discuss the importance of music that slackens the pace, attuning us to slower, more drifting states of mind - boredom, weariness, ‘infinite languor’ and pure consciousness.

Elsewhere we float down stream with Australian composer Tilman Robinson’s sonic reflections on the anthropocene, a new release from Russian artist Kate NV and the sound of metallic objects pulled into focus by Electric Indigo, founder of female: pressure, an international platform for female, transgender and non-binary artists involved in electronic music.

Produced by Alannah Chance.
A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3.




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 (m000hflj)

Afternoon Concert 14:00 TUE (m000hft4)

Afternoon Concert 14:00 WED (m000hg5z)

Afternoon Concert 14:00 THU (m000hh93)

Afternoon Concert 14:00 FRI (m000hhph)

Breakfast 07:00 SAT (m000hgrr)

Breakfast 07:00 SUN (m000hgqk)

Breakfast 06:30 MON (m000hfl9)

Breakfast 06:30 TUE (m000hfsy)

Breakfast 06:30 WED (m000hg5s)

Breakfast 06:30 THU (m000hh8x)

Breakfast 06:30 FRI (m000hhp9)

Choral Evensong 15:00 SUN (b08mp5fz)

Choral Evensong 15:30 WED (b00rs64d)

Classical Fix 00:00 MON (m000dk5k)

Composer of the Week 12:00 MON (m000hflf)

Composer of the Week 12:00 TUE (m000hft2)

Composer of the Week 12:00 WED (m000hg5x)

Composer of the Week 12:00 THU (m000hh91)

Composer of the Week 12:00 FRI (m000hhpf)

Drama on 3 19:30 SUN (m000hgqz)

Early Music Now 16:30 MON (m000hfll)

Essential Classics 09:00 MON (m000hflc)

Essential Classics 09:00 TUE (m000hft0)

Essential Classics 09:00 WED (m000hg5v)

Essential Classics 09:00 THU (m000hh8z)

Essential Classics 09:00 FRI (m000hhpc)

Free Thinking 22:00 TUE (m000hftd)

Free Thinking 22:00 WED (m0005gwk)

Free Thinking 22:00 THU (m000hh9c)

Freeness 00:00 SUN (m000hgs8)

Give Me Space Below My Feet 18:45 SUN (b096g27p)

In Tune Mixtape 19:00 MON (m000hflq)

In Tune Mixtape 19:00 TUE (m000hft8)

In Tune Mixtape 19:00 WED (b09c0ny8)

In Tune Mixtape 19:00 THU (m000hh97)

In Tune Mixtape 19:00 FRI (m000hhpm)

In Tune 17:00 MON (m000hfln)

In Tune 17:00 TUE (m000hft6)

In Tune 17:00 WED (m000hg64)

In Tune 17:00 THU (m000hh95)

In Tune 17:00 FRI (m000hhpk)

Inside Music 13:00 SAT (m000hgry)

J to Z 17:00 SAT (m000h06r)

Jazz Record Requests 16:00 SUN (m000hgqr)

Late Junction 23:00 FRI (m000hhpt)

Liam Byrne's String Theories 13:00 SUN (m000hgqp)

Mindful Mix 23:00 SUN (m000hgr3)

Music Matters 11:45 SAT (m000dyg2)

Music Matters 22:00 MON (m000dyg2)

Music Planet 16:00 SAT (m000hgs2)

New Generation Artists 16:30 WED (m000hg62)

New Music Show 22:00 SAT (m000hgs6)

Night Tracks: The Archive Remix 23:00 THU (m000hh9f)

Night Tracks 23:00 MON (m000hflx)

Night Tracks 23:00 TUE (m000hftg)

Night Tracks 23:00 WED (m000hg6b)

Opera on 3 18:30 SAT (m00027cg)

Private Passions 12:00 SUN (m000cp13)

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert 13:00 MON (b03g2wkc)

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert 13:00 TUE (m00009vq)

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert 13:00 WED (m00009q0)

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert 13:00 THU (m00009mt)

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert 13:00 FRI (m000092m)

Radio 3 in Concert 19:30 MON (m000hfls)

Radio 3 in Concert 19:30 TUE (m000hftb)

Radio 3 in Concert 19:30 WED (m000hg66)

Radio 3 in Concert 19:30 THU (m000hh99)

Radio 3 in Concert 19:30 FRI (m000hhpp)

Record Review Extra 21:35 SUN (m000hgr1)

Record Review 09:00 SAT (m000hgrt)

Sound of Gaming 15:00 SAT (m000hgs0)

Sunday Feature 19:15 SUN (m000hgqx)

Sunday Morning 09:00 SUN (m000hgqm)

The Early Music Show 14:00 SUN (m0001ss4)

The Essay 22:45 MON (b0b1psj8)

The Essay 22:45 TUE (b0b1pyn6)

The Essay 22:45 WED (b0b1q0xf)

The Essay 22:45 THU (b0b1q2f5)

The Essay 22:45 FRI (b0b1q3f0)

The Listening Service 17:00 SUN (m000hgqt)

The Listening Service 16:30 FRI (m000hgqt)

The Verb 22:00 FRI (m000hhpr)

This Classical Life 12:30 SAT (m000hgrw)

Through the Night 01:00 SAT (m000h930)

Through the Night 01:00 SUN (m000hgsb)

Through the Night 00:30 MON (m000hgr5)

Through the Night 00:30 TUE (m000hflz)

Through the Night 00:30 WED (m000hftj)

Through the Night 00:30 THU (m000hg6d)

Through the Night 00:30 FRI (m000hh9k)

Unclassified 23:30 THU (m000hh9h)

Words and Music 17:30 SUN (b08xywcf)