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SATURDAY 02 JANUARY 2021

SAT 01:00 Through the Night (m000qndb)
Haydn and Bruckner

Vladimir Jurowski conducts the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra. Presented by Jonathan Swain.

01:01 AM
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Sinfonia Concertante in B flat, Hob. I:105
Clara Dent (oboe), Sung Kwon You (bassoon), Rainer Wolters (violin), Konstanze von Gutzeit (cello), Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)

01:22 AM
Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)
Symphony no 3 in D minor
Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)

02:18 AM
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Septet in E flat major, Op 20
Michel Lethiec (clarinet), Andre Cazalet (horn), Giorgio Mandolesi (bassoon), Agata Szymczewska (violin), Amihai Grosz (viola), Rafal Kwiatkowski (cello), Jurek Dybal (double bass)

03:01 AM
Anonymous
Lauda Jerusalem (Psalm)
Claire Lefilliatre (soprano), Marnix De Cat (alto), Han Warmelinck (tenor), Currende, Erik van Nevel (director)

03:21 AM
Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
Violin Concerto in D minor, Op 47
Judy Kang (violin), Orchestre Symphonique de Laval, Jean-François Rivest (conductor)

03:57 AM
Armas Jarnefelt (1869-1968)
Berceuse for piano
Izumi Tateno (piano)

03:59 AM
Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880)
Les Larmes de Jacqueline
Hee-Song Song (cello), Myung-Seon Kye (piano)

04:06 AM
Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848)
Edgar's aria ('Lucia di Lammermoor')
Denes Gulyas (tenor), Hungarian State Opera Orchestra, Janos Ferencsik (conductor)

04:14 AM
Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713),Georg Muffat (1653-1704)
Trio Sonata No 12 'Ciacona' (Corelli) & Passacaglia from Sonata No 5 (Muffat)
Stockholm Antiqua

04:26 AM
Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Nos.13 & 14 from 'Hail, bright Cecilia' (Z.328)
Chorus of Swiss Radio, Lugano, Instrumentalists of Swiss Radio, Lugano, Diego Fasolis (conductor)

04:30 AM
Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
Four Mazurkas
Ashley Wass (piano)

04:41 AM
Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951), Richard Dehmel (author)
Erwartung, Op 2 no 1
Arleen Auger (soprano), Irwin Gage (piano)

04:45 AM
Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951), Johannes Schlaf (author)
Waldsonne, Op 2 no 4
Arleen Auger (soprano), Irwin Gage (piano)

04:49 AM
Richard Wagner (1818-1883)
Prelude (Act 1 'Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg')
BBC Symphony Orchestra, Jiri Belohlavek (conductor)

05:01 AM
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Horn Concerto no 1 in D major, K412
Premysl Vojta (horn), Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Lukasz Borowicz (conductor)

05:09 AM
Monk of Salzburg (c.1340-c.1392)
In aller werlt mein liebster hort
Ensemble fur Fruhe Musik Augsburg

05:16 AM
Francesco Corbetta (1615-1681)
Folias
Simone Vallerotonda (guitar)

05:22 AM
Enrique Granados (1867-1916)
Valse Poetico
Enrique Granados (piano)

05:33 AM
Claude Debussy (1862-1918), Henri Busser (orchestrator)
Printemps - Symphonic Suite
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Jun Markl (conductor)

05:52 AM
Aloys-Henri-Gerard Fornerod (1890-1965)
Concert for 2 violins and piano, Op 16
Sibylle Tschopp (violin), Mirjam Tschopp (violin), Isabel Tschopp (piano)

06:09 AM
Carl Friedrich Abel (1723-1787)
Concerto for flute and orchestra in C major, Op 6 no 1
Karl Kaiser (transverse flute), La Stagione Frankfurt, Michael Schneider (director)

06:23 AM
Johann Heinrich Schmelzer (c.1620-1680)
Vesperae sollennes
Gradus ad Parnassum, Concerto Palatino, Choral scholars from Wiener Hofburgkapelle, Konrad Junghanel (director)

06:45 AM
Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
3 pieces for piano
Havard Gimse (piano)


SAT 07:00 Breakfast (m000qy2t)
Saturday - Elizabeth Alker

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


SAT 09:00 Record Review (m000qy2z)
Brahms's Horn Trio in Building a Library with Natasha Loges and Hannah French

9.00am

Giovanni Benedetto Platti: Four Harpsichord Concertos
Roberto Loreggian (harpsichord)
L'Arte dell'Arco
Frederico Guglielmo (director)
CPO 555219-2

I Wonder As I Wander: Beethoven, Schubert, Mahler & Britten
James Newby (baritone)
Joseph Middleton (piano)
BIS BIS2475 (Hybrid SACD)
https://bis.se/performers/newby-james/i-wonder-as-i-wander

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 & Francesca da Rimini
Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich
Paavo Järvi (conductor)
Alpha ALPHA659
https://outhere-music.com/en/albums/Tchaikovsky-Symphony-No-5-Francesca-da-Rimini-ALPHA659

Vox Clara: Late Medieval Chant From Riga, Hamburg, Lund, Limoges
Schola Cantorum Riga
Ieva Nīmane (recorders, bagpipes, kokle)
Guntars Prānis (director, hurdy gurdy)
SKANi LMIC085
https://www.lmic.lv/en/skani/catalogue?id=173

Rachmaninov: The Bells Op. 35; 5 Etudes-Tableaux
Olesya Golovneva (soprano)
Maxim Aksenov (tenor)
Luke Stoker (bass)
Czech Philharmonic Choir of Brno
Dortmunder Philharmoniker
Gabriel Feltz (conductor)
Dreyer Gaido DGCD21124 (Hybrid SACD)
http://www.dreyer-gaido.de/index.php/en/katalog-2/10-katalog-cd/622-sergej-rachmaninow-die-glocken-etudes-tableaux-2

9.30am Building a Library: Natasha Loges on Brahms’s Horn Trio in E flat major, Op. 40

Natasha Loges recommends her favourite recording of Brahms's Trio in E flat major for Horn, Violin and Piano, Op. 40.

The inspiration for this remarkable chamber work was the great outdoors; Brahms first conceived it whilst out walking in the Black Forest in 1865. Despite his love for the horn as witnessed in his orchestral scores, it's the only substantial piece in Brahms's oeuvre that really puts the instrument front and centre. Its unusual instrumentation means that it poses plenty of problems for performers and engineers: natural or valved horn? Period or modern piano? How best to balance these three very different instruments? Natasha ponders these and many other issues in her quest to find her favourite recorded version of the trio.

10.15am New Releases

Verklärte Nacht: Schoenberg, Fried, Lehár & Korngold
Christine Rice (mezzo-soprano)
Stuart Skelton (tenor)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Edward Gardner (conductor)
Chandos CHSA 5243 (Hybrid SACD)
https://www.chandos.net/products/catalogue/CHAN%205243

Joly Braga Santos: Complete Chamber Music, Vol. 3
Nuno Ivo Cruz (flute)
António Saiote (clarinet)
Carolino Carreira (bassoon)
Luís Pacheco Cunha (violin)
Leonor Braga Santos (viola)
Catherine Strynckx (cello)
Irene Lima (cello)
Olga Prats (piano)
Toccata Classics TOCC0588
https://toccataclassics.com/product/joly-braga-santos-complete-chamber-music-volume-three/

Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 (arr. for 2 pianos) & Piano Sonata No. 17 'Tempest'
Martha Argerich, Theodosia Ntokou (piano)
Warner Classics 9029516403
https://www.warnerclassics.com/release/argerich-ntokou

10.40am New Year New Music with Ivan Hewett

As part of Radio 3's New Year New Music season, critic Ivan Hewett reviews a selection of new recordings featuring contemporary music.

…and…: Pärt, Wolfe & Shaw
Ars Nova Copenhagen
Paul Hillier (director)
Naxos 8574281
https://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=8.574281

Linda Catlin Smith: Meadow
Mia Cooper (violin)
Joachim Roewer (viola)
William Butt (cello)
Louth Contemporary Music LCMS20201
http://www.louthcms.org/release/linda-catlin-smiths-meadow/

A Bag of Bagatelles: Birtwistle & Beethoven
Nicolas Hodges (piano)
Wergo WER68102
https://en.schott-music.com/shop/a-bag-of-bagatelles-no446712.html

Martin Kohlstedt: FLUR
Martin Kohlstedt (piano)
Warner Classics 9029518132
https://www.warnerclassics.com/release/flur

Robin de Raaff: Atlantis
Marisol Montalvo (soprano)
Mark Stone (baritone)
Netherlands Radio Choir
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
Markus Stenz (conductor)
Challenge Classics CC72808
https://www.challengerecords.com/products/15499679120359

11.20am Record of the Week

Saint-Saëns: Sonates & Trio
Renaud Capuçon (violin)
Edgar Moreau (cello)
Bertrand Chamayou (piano)
Erato 9029516710
https://www.warnerclassics.com/release/saint-saens-sonates-trio


SAT 11:45 Sunday Feature (m0008gly)
Everybody Likes Music, Don't They?

Some people seem completely impervious to music. To them it means nothing at all. Some suffer when faced with live performance; others fail to connect with music as social glue. And then there are those who don’t ‘get’ what music implies or the emotions it’s designed to provoke. Music can be used to sway political views. It can also be part of torture, leaving indelible effects on the human brain.

‘Everybody likes music don’t they?’ reveals the thoughts and insights of people who find their relationship with music to be a complicated one.

Voices and sounds reveal previously untold stories, while choral trainer Gareth Malone and professor of cognitive neuroscience Sophie Scott muse on the many ways that the human brain interprets music. Is there any way of knowing that what you hear is what I hear? How can a song mean terror for one person and boredom for another?

With Gareth Malone, Professor Sophie Scott, James Tysome (Emmeline Centre for hearing implants, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge), Frances Harris, Cherry, Mike Moreton, Sofie, Nav Chana, Margaret Farquharson, Christine Bell, Flora, Sheldon Gilbert, John Lwanda, Anna Papaeti and George Szirtes.

A Tandem Production for BBC Radio 3, first broadcast in September 2019

Presenter: Faith Waddell
Producers: Faith Waddell and Sarah Devonald
Assistant producer: Sofie Vilcins
Sound designer: Riccardo Marcucci


SAT 12:30 This Classical Life (m000dhs1)
Jess Gillam with... Rakhi Singh

Jess Gillam is joined by violinist Rakhi Singh to swap tracks and share the music they love, with music from Bach to Portishead, and we squeeze bees with Ivor Cutler.

01 00:01:04 Darius Milhaud
Brazileira from Scaramouche suite
Performer: Jess Gillam
Performer: Andee Birkett
Performer: Zeynep Ozsuca-Rattle
Ensemble: Tippett Quartet
Duration 00:02:34

02 00:02:56 Johann Sebastian Bach
The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080; Contrapunctus 1
Orchestra: Australian Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Richard Tognetti
Duration 00:02:27

03 00:05:24 Bushra El-Turk
Tmesis
Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: François‐Xavier Roth
Duration 00:01:48

04 00:08:22 Ludwig van Beethoven
String Quartet No. 16 in F major, Op. 135 III. Lento assai
Performer: Artemis Quartet
Duration 00:03:52

05 00:12:16 Portishead (artist)
Glory Box
Performer: Portishead
Duration 00:02:54

06 00:15:24 Bagad Men Ha Tan + Doudou N'Diaye Rose (artist)
Rohan
Performer: Bagad Men Ha Tan + Doudou N'Diaye Rose
Duration 00:03:43

07 00:19:07 André Previn
Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (Theme)
Performer: Itzhak Perlman
Orchestra: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: John Williams
Duration 00:03:44

08 00:22:41 Ivor Cutler (artist)
Squeeze Bees
Performer: Ivor Cutler
Duration 00:02:32

09 00:25:19 Gustav Holst
Japanese Suite, Op. 33, H 126
Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic
Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis
Duration 00:11:33

10 00:29:18 Trad.
Bulgarian Folk Tune
Performer: Rakhi Singh
Performer: Bartosz Glowacki
Duration 00:00:31


SAT 13:00 Inside Music (m000qy32)
Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato with a playlist of New Year cheer

Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato rings in the New Year with a spread of music guaranteed to lift your spirits as we embark on the journey that is 2021... If Joyce’s music is anything to go by, it will be a good year! Powerful Latin grooves from Astor Piazzola and Camaron de la Isla, joyful Beethoven from Martha Argerich, Duke Ellington in the hands of the Swingle Singers and a foot-tapping dance from early music maestro Jordi Savall.

Joyce also chooses choral music by Morten Lauridsen that was her gateway into music, heads east for a track by sitar player Ravi Shankar and soothes us with music written for babies.

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

A Tandem Production for BBC Radio 3


SAT 15:00 Sound of Cinema (m000qy36)
Journey into the Unknown

A new year and promises of a new start. Matthew Sweet looks at films and film music exploring the idea of journeys into the unknown.

The programme includes music from Snowpiercer, Ice Age, The Revenant, The Edge, The Seventh Sin, The Painted Veil, Cast Away, Star Trek, The Physician, Kon-Tiki and Into the Wild. The Classic Score of the Week is Ralph Vaughan Williams's music for the 1948 film, Scott of the Antarctic.

The programme also includes a taster from James Newton-Howard's new score for News of the World, the new Tom Hanks film, set for release at the end of the month.


SAT 16:00 Music Planet (m000qy3b)
Stian Carstensen in session

Lopa Kothari with a session from Norwegian multi-instrumentalist Stian Carstensen, recorded for NRK Radio in Oslo, plus the latest releases from across the globe and a track from this week's Classic Artist, Thailand's Dao Bandon.


SAT 17:00 J to Z (m000qy3g)
Georgia Anne Muldrow

Julian Joseph presents an interview with multi-instrumentalist and producer Georgia Anne Muldrow, who shares some of the music that inspires her work. Under her pseudonym Jyoti, Muldrow released one of the standout albums of 2020, blending hypnotic grooves and poignant vocals, while playing, producing and recording all of the instruments herself.

Also in the programme, Julian plays live premieres from Jazz South’s Radar Commissions series, showcasing some of the best improvisers from the south of England. He selects an atmospheric new work by pianist Rebecca Nash and trumpeter Nick Walters and a powerful composition by pianist Robert Mitchell, paying tribute to civil rights leader John Lewis.

Produced by Thomas Rees for Somethin’ Else.


SAT 18:30 Opera on 3 (m000qy3l)
Verdi's Aida from La Scala in Milan

An exclusive chance to hear a new version of Verdi's famous opera, Aida. Buried deep in a locked trunk at Verdi's family villa, this new version of the third act was discovered and made public in 2019 and performed for the first time at the Teatro alla Scala in October 2020.

Soprano Saioa Hernández stars as the Ethiopian slave Aida, with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili as her rival, the Princess Amneris. Tenor Francesco Meli is Radamès, the military commander and Riccardo Chailly conducts the La Scala Orchestra and Chorus. A dramatic and emotional tale of love, betrayal and war this is not to be missed.

Presented by Martin Handley, with guest Flora Willson

The King of Egypt.....Roberto Tagliavini (Bass)
Amneris.....Anita Rachvelishvili (Mezzo-soprano)
Aida.....Saioa Hernández (Soprano)
Radamès.....Francesco Meli (Tenor)
Ramfis.....Jongmin Park (Bass)
Amonasro.....Amartuvshin Enkhbat (Baritone)
a Messenger.....Francesco Pittari (Tenor horn)
the High Priestess.....Chiara Isotton (Soprano)
La Scala Chorus
La Scala Orchestra
Riccardo Chailly (Conductor)


SAT 22:00 New Music Show (m000qy3q)
New Year, New Music

Launching New Year New Music, ten composers featured in the recent Postcards project on Radio 3 introduce pieces of new music that have inspired them over the past year.
Rhiannon Giddens: Ten Thousand Voices
Bent Sørensen: Phantasmagoria
Trio Con Brio
Esperanza Spalding: Winter sun
David Lang: Mystery Sonatas: Glory
Augustin Hadelic (violin)
John Adams: Gnarly Buttons (III. Put Your Loving Arms Around Me)
Michael Collins (clarinet)
London Sinfonietta
Diana Baroni Trio: La manana
Jimmy Lopez: America Salvaje!
Norwegian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Paul Mealor : Ubi caritas
The Cambridge Singers, John Rutter (conductor)
Charles Wuorinen: It happens like this
The Group for Contemporary Music
Djuro Zivkovic: On the guarding of the heart
Ensemble Ernst

(The ten postcard composers who chose these pieces: Anna Clyne, James B Wilson, Dominique Le Gendre, Jay Capperauld, Dobrinka Tabakova, Tunde Jegede, Shirley Thompson, Errollyn Wallen, David Ho-Yi Chan, Anselm McDonnell.)



SUNDAY 03 JANUARY 2021

SUN 00:00 Freeness (m000qy3v)
Driving Acoustic Bass

Corey Mwamba provides a guided listen to the best new improvised music. This week features a rich and dexterous exploration of the acoustic bass from Neil Charles; the saxophonist Matana Roberts and pianist Pat Thomas speak the truth on a new duo recording full of long lyrical lines, locked grooves and neat switchbacks. And there’s music from Zambia's Western Province with plenty of improvisation and individualistic identity on a new compilation called
Kangombio Silimba Jazz.

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


SUN 01:00 Through the Night (m000qy3z)
Mozart from Turin

RAI String and Wind Ensembles in an all-Mozart programme. John Shea presents.

01:01 AM
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Divertimento in E flat, K. 113
RAI String and Wind Ensembles

01:13 AM
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Serenade No. 1 in D , K. 100
RAI String and Wind Ensembles

01:37 AM
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Eine kleine Nachtmusik in G, K. 525
RAI String and Wind Ensembles

01:57 AM
Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)
Piano Sonata No.4 in E minor (Op.70)
Stanley Hoogland (fortepiano)

02:20 AM
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
String Quartet in C sharp minor (Op.131)
Quatuor Mosaiques

03:01 AM
Carl Nielsen (1865-1931)
Symphony No 5, Op 50
Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, John Storgards (conductor)

03:37 AM
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Quintet in D major for clarinet, horn, violin, cello and piano
Stephan Siegenthaler (clarinet), Thomas Müller (horn), Matthias Enderle (violin), Patrick Demenga (cello), Hiroko Sakagami (piano)

04:03 AM
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Fantasia on an Irish song "The last rose of summer" for piano Op 15
Sylviane Deferne (piano)

04:12 AM
Andrea Gabrieli (c.1532-1585)
Aria della battaglia à 8
Theatrum Instrumentorum, Stefano Innocenti (conductor)

04:22 AM
Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
O Padre Nostro
Chamber Choir AVE, Andraz Hauptman (conductor)

04:30 AM
Josef Suk (1874-1935)
Elegy (Op 23) arr. for piano trio
Trio Lorenz

04:37 AM
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Aria: Mi lusinga il dolce affetto (Act 2 Sc 3 Alcina)
Graham Pushee (counter tenor), Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Paul Dyer (artistic director)

04:43 AM
Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)
Toccata per cembalo, in G minor/major
Rinaldo Alessandrini (harpsichord)

04:51 AM
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Pyrmonter Kurwoche No.5 (TWV42:e4)
Albrecht Rau (violin), Heinrich Rau (viola), Clemens Malich (cello), Wolfgang Hochstein (harpsichord)

05:01 AM
Franz Schreker (1878-1934)
Fantastic Overture, Op 15
BBC Philharmonic, Vassily Sinaisky (conductor)

05:11 AM
Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
Ballade No 1 in G minor, Op 23
Shura Cherkassky (piano)

05:20 AM
Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959)
Part-song book - 4 madrigals for mixed chorus
Danish National Radio Choir, Stefan Parkman (conductor)

05:30 AM
Johann Joachim Quantz (1697-1773)
Trio in E flat major (QV 218)
Nova Stravaganza

05:39 AM
Ion Dimitrescu (1913-1996)
Symphonic Prelude
Romanian Youth Orchestra, Cristian Mandeal (conductor)

05:48 AM
Isaac Albeniz (1860-1909)
El Corpus en Sevilla from 'Iberia' (Book 1)
Plamena Mangova (piano)

05:57 AM
Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)
Missa sancta no.1 (J.224) in E flat major 'Freischutzmesse'
Norwegian Soloist Choir, Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Grete Pedersen (conductor)

06:31 AM
Robert de Visee (c.1655-1733)
Suite in C minor
Yasunori Imamura (theorbo)

06:43 AM
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Variations on a theme by Haydn, Op 56a
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Marek Janowski (conductor)


SUN 07:00 Breakfast (m000qyhp)
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 (m000qyhr)
Sarah Walker with guest Robbie Collin

Sarah Walker chooses three hours of attractive and uplifting music to complement your morning, and puts a musical spin on events.

Today’s programme features a sprightly jig, a ‘little’ symphony that is actually grand and elegant, and a classic Beatles song arranged for guitar.

Plus, a stormy overture from Schumann that hints at goings-on in revolutionary France.

At 10.30am Sarah invites film critic Robbie Collin to join her for the Sunday Morning monthly arts roundup, focusing on five cultural happenings around the UK that you can catch either online or in person during January.

A Tandem Production for BBC Radio 3


SUN 12:00 Private Passions (m000qyht)
David 'Kid' Jensen

Michael Berkeley talks to disc jockey David ‘Kid’ Jensen about his career in pop music and his lifelong love of classical music.

In 1968 David Jensen left his native Canada to become the youngest member of Radio Luxembourg’s original ‘all live’ line up. He was just 18 – hence his enduring nickname, ‘Kid’. Since then he’s never been off the air, working at Radio 1, Radio 2, Capital Radio, Heart, and picking up five Gold Sony Awards along the way. And for many people of a certain age his appearances with John Peel on Top of the Pops were the highlight of their week.

David tells Michael about his first job in radio, at the age of just 16, playing classical music on a radio station in his native British Colombia and he chooses music by Dvorak that reminds him of that time.

His passion for opera is reflected in arias by Italian composers and a contemporary Icelandic composer, in honour of his Icelandic wife, Gudrun, and their happy marriage of 45 years.

In 2013 David was diagnosed with Parkinson’s and he talks movingly about the challenges of living with the disease and the determination and optimism with which he has faced it.

And he shares memories of practical jokes at Radio 1; holidays with Paul and Linda McCartney; football matches with The Rolling Stones; and how Billy Bragg helped launch his career by delivering a curry to David and John Peel at Broadcasting House.

Producer: Jane Greenwood
A Loftus Media production for BBC Radio 3


SUN 13:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (m000p01f)
Poulenc, Debussy and Gershwin

Another chance to hear the brilliant clarinettist Julian Bliss and pianist Tim Horton in their recent recital at St David's Hall in Cardiff, part of a week-long residency curated by Cheltenham Music Festival. They begin their programme with the soaring melodies and rhythmic wit of Poulenc's Clarinet Sonata. A showcase for the instrument, Debussy's Premiere rapsodie was written to test the mettle of Paris Conservatoire students. Leonard Bernstein's clarinet sonata is followed by a first outing for Lewis Wright's brand new arrangement of a Gershwin standard, "Soon". The pair round off their concert with the dance rhythms of Joseph Horowitz's lively and challenging three-movement Sonatina.

Introduced by Nicola Heywood Thomas

Poulenc: Sonata for clarinet and piano
Debussy: Première Rapsodie
Bernstein: Sonata for clarinet and piano
Gershwin, arr. Lewis Wright: ‘Soon’
Horovitz: Sonatina for clarinet and piano

Julian Bliss, clarinet
Tim Horton, piano


SUN 14:00 The Early Music Show (m000qzk6)
Lassus & Wine - Part 2

Orlando Lassus wrote a staggering number of pieces about wine, covering all genres from sacred to secular and everything in between. They tell us much about life, trade, and feasting in Munich in the second half of the 16th century, but also show that Lassus was quite the wine connoisseur: not only in drinking the best wines across Europe, but even his knowledge of wine production.

For this second of two programmes, Hannah French is joined down the line from New York by wine historian and musicologist Ron Merlino to explore the music of Lassus while tasting some of the types of wine he encountered at the Court of Duke Albrecht V in Munich.

In this programme, Ron has chosen four types of wine thought to have been known to Lassus - 2 red wines and 2 sweet wines:

a Cabernet Franc from Anjou in the Loire Valley, France

a Falernian (made from Aglianico grapes) from Campania, Italy

a sweet Malvasia from Sicily

and

a sweet Rust wine from Austria


SUN 15:00 Choral Evensong (m000qmhr)
Canterbury Cathedral

From Canterbury Cathedral, marking the 850th anniversary of the martyrdom of St Thomas à Becket, and the retirement this week of Dr David Flood, after 32 years as organist and master of the choristers.

Introit: Gaudeamus omnes (Philips)
Responses: Sanders
Office hymn: O little one sweet (O Jesulein Süss)
Psalms 147, 148, 149, 150 (Cutler, Smart, Marshall)
First Lesson: Isaiah 9 vv.2-7
Canticles: Darke in F
Second Lesson: John 8 vv.12-20
Anthem: The Burning Babe (Jonathan Wikeley)
Hymn: It came upon the midnight clear (Noel)
Voluntary: Symphony No 1 (Finale) (Vierne)

David Flood (Organist and Master of the Choristers)
David Newsholme (Assistant Organist)

Recorded 13 October 2020.


SUN 16:00 Jazz Record Requests (m000qyhw)
03/01/21

Alyn Shipton presents jazz records from across the genre as requested by Radio 3 listeners, with music this week from Horace Silver, Peggy Lee and Buck Clayton.

DISC 1
Artist Horace Silver
Title Sister Sadie
Composer Horace Silver
Album Retrospective
Label Blue Note
Number 7243 4 95576 2 8A CD 2 Track 1
Duration 6.16
Performers Blue Mitchell, t; Junior Cook, ts; Horace Silver, p; Gene Taylor, b; Louis Hayes, d. 29 Aug 1959

DISC 2
Artist Buck Clayton
Title Night Train
Composer Jimmy Forrest
Album All Stars 1861
Label Storyville
Number 83231 track 9
Duration 9.44
Performers Buck Clayton, Emmett Berry, t; Dicky Wells tb; Earl Warren as; Buddy Tate, ts; Sir Charles Thompson, p; Gene Ramey, b; Oliver Jackson, d. 1959

DISC 3
Artist Stanley Turrentine
Title Dorene Don’t Cry, I
Composer McCann
Album That’s Where It’s At
Label Blue Note
Number track 5
Duration 84096 6.15
Performers Stanley Turrentine, ts; Les McCann, p; Herbie Lewis, b; Candy Finch, d. 1962

DISC 4
Artist Chris Barber
Title There’ll be a hot time in the old town tonight
Composer Metz / Hayden
Album 1959-60
Label Lake
Number LACD 324 CD 2 Track 10
Duration 3.12
Performers Pat Halcox, t; Chris Barber tb; Monty Sunshine, cl; Eddie Smith bj; Dick Smith, bj; Graham Burbidge d; Ottilie Patterson, v. 20 Jan 1959

DISC 5
Artist Louis Armstrong
Title Sunny Side of the Street
Composer Fields / McHugh
Album Musical Autobiography Part 2
Label Avid
Number 1083 CD 1 Track 24
Duration 5.48
Performers Louis Armstrong, t, v; Trummy Young, tb; Ed Hall, cl; George Dorsey, Lucky Thompson, Dave McRae, reeds; Billy Kyle, p; Everett Barksdale, g; Squire Gersh, b; Barrett Deems, d. 1957

DISC 6
Artist Punch Miller
Title Hindustan
Composer Weeks / Wallace
Album Atlantic New Orleans Sessions Vol IV
Label Mosaic
Number MD4-179 CD 1 Track 1
Duration 3.56
Performers Punch Miller, t; Louis Nelson, tb; George Lewis, cl; Emanuel Sayles, bj; Papa John Joseph, b; Chinee Foster, d. 6 July 1962

DISC 7
Artist George Shearing and Peggy Lee
Title There’ll Be Another Spring
Composer Lee / Wheeler
Album Four Classic Albums
Label Avid
Number 1117 CD 2 Track 10
Duration 2.21
Performers Peggy Lee, v; George Shearing, p; Ray Alexander, vib; Toots Thielemans, g; Carl Pruitt, b; Ray Mosca, d. 1959

DISC 8
Artist John Handy
Title Dancy Dancy
Composer Handy
Album John Handy’s 2ndAlbum
Label Columbia
Number 9367 track 1
Duration 5.37
Performers John Handy, as; Michael White, vn; Jerry Hahn, g; Don Thompson, b; Terry Clarke, July 1966.

DISC 9
Artist Modern Jazz Quartet
Title The Golden Striker
Composer John Lewis
Album No Sun In Venice
Label Original Jazz Classics
Number 55424 Track 8
Duration 3.39
Performers Milt Jackson, vib; John Lewis, p; Percy Heath, b; Connie Kay d. 4 April 1957

DISC 10
Artist Katie Birtill
Title On the Street Where you Live
Composer Lerner / Leowe
Album Baby Dream Your Dream
Label [self-released]
Number Track 4
Duration 3.00
Performers Katie Bertill v; Ed Benstead, t; Christopher Fry, tb; Neil Angilly, p; Simon Read, b; Steve Taylor, d. 2018.

DISC 11
Artist Jim Rattigan
Title Now and Then
Composer Rattigan
Album When
Label Three World
Number TWR005 Track 1
Duration 4.05
Performers Jim Rattigan, frh; Nikki Iles, p; Michael Janisch, b; James Maddren, d. with Julian Tear and Alison Gordon on violins, Nicholas Barr viola and Nicholas Cooper cello. 2020


SUN 17:00 The Listening Service (m000b6ff)
How to Compose Music

So you want to write a piece of music? Where do you start? And then how do you carry on? How much music theory do you need to know? Or can you get away with knowing very little about music?
Tom Service offers encouragement with the help of composers Brian Irvine and Cheryl Frances-Hoad.


SUN 17:30 Words and Music (b0801l4n)
Hinterland

We travel to an area beyond what is visible or known, and to remote areas of a country away from the coast or the banks of major rivers in this evocation of hinterland.
Olivia Williams and Michael Pennington read poetry and prose from the travel writing of Bruce Chatwin about the lost mythical city of riches hidden in the Andes to the sinister underworld of Virgil’s Aeneid, via contemporary urban byways examined in the Edgelands project of Paul Farley and Michael Symmons Roberts, childhood dreams remembered by Australian poet Les Murray and the remote island which the sailor Enoch Arden ends up on in the poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson - a poem which has given name to the principle in law that after being missing a certain number of years (typically seven), a person could be declared dead for purposes of remarriage and inheritance. The music includes John Luther Adams' environmentally inspired piece Under the Ice and Walking Song from Meredith Monk, Mussorgsky's Great Gate at Kiev from his Pictures at an Exhibition and Felix Mendelssohn's Scherzo from A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Producer: Felix Carey

Readings:
William Wordsmith - Tintern Abbey
Bruce Chatwin - In Patagonia
Virgil, translated by John Dryden - Aeneid, Book VI
Plato translated by Benjamin Jowett - Republic, Book VII
Christina Rossetti - Somewhere or Other
Les Murray - The Sleepout
Thomas Hardy - The Dead Drummer
Slavomir Rawicz - The Long Walk
Robert Byron - The Road to Oxiana
Paul Farley and Michael Symmons Roberts - Edgelands
Rudyard Kipling - A Song for Travel
Judith Schalansky - Atlas of Remote Islands
Alfred Tennyson - From Enoch Arden
Robert Frost - Once by the Pacific

01 Leos Janáček
They Chattered Like Swallows (from On an Overgrown Path)
Performer: Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano)
Duration 00:01:15

02 00:00:02
William Wordsmith
Tintern Abbey, read by Olivia Williams
Duration 00:01:15

03 00:01:17 George Butterworth
The Banks of Green Willow
Performer: Neville Marriner (conductor), Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Duration 00:06:11

04 00:07:13 John Luther Adams
Under the Ice
Performer: John Luther Adams
Duration 00:03:33

05 00:07:20
Bruce Chatwin
In Patagonia, read by Michael Pennington
Duration 00:02:54

06 00:10:13 Alberto Ginastera
Piano Sonata No.1: mvt Presto misterioso
Performer: Gabriela Montero (piano)
Duration 00:02:28

07 00:12:38
Virgil, translated by John Dryden
Aeneid book VI, read by Olivia Williams
Duration 00:01:13

08 00:13:51 John Dowland
In Darkness Let Me Dwell
Performer: Dorothee Mields (soprano), Hille Perl (viola de gamba), Sirius Viols
Duration 00:04:22

09 00:18:09
Plato translated by Benjamin Jowett
Republic Book VII read by Michael Pennington
Duration 00:01:59

10 00:20:08 Steve Reich
Nagoya Marimbas
Performer: Bob Becker
Performer: James Preiss
Duration 00:04:30

11 00:24:38
Christina Rossetti
Somewhere or Other read by Olivia Williams
Duration 00:00:50

12 00:24:45 Christian Wallumrød
A Year from Easter
Performer: Christian Wallumrød Ensemble
Duration 00:02:36

13 00:27:17
Les Murray
The Sleepout read by Michael Pennington
Duration 00:01:10

14 00:28:27 Felix Mendelssohn
Midsummer Night’s Dream - Scherzo
Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (conductor), German Symphony Orchestra Berlin
Duration 00:04:17

15 00:32:42
Thomas Hardy
The Dead Drummer read by Olivia Williams
Duration 00:00:43

16 00:33:27 Claude Vivier
Chanson d’adieu – from Cinq chansons pour percussion
Performer: Christian Dierstein (percussion)
Duration 00:03:29

17 00:36:50
Slavomir Rawicz
The Long Walk read by Michael Pennington
Duration 00:01:49

18 00:38:39 Trad
Peshnawazi from 3 raga Khamaj
Performer: Khalde Arman (rubab)
Duration 00:00:53

19 00:38:49
Robert Byron
The Road to Oxiana read by Olivia Williams
Duration 00:02:02

20 00:41:11 Modest Mussorgsky
Pictures at an Exhibition – The Great Gate at Kiev
Performer: Herbert von Karajan (conductor), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Duration 00:06:56

21 00:47:52 Charles Amirkhanian
Walking Tune – A Room Music for Percy Grainger
Performer: Charles Amirkhanian
Duration 00:02:27

22 00:49:03
Paul Farley and Michael Symmons Roberts
Edgelands read by Olivia Williams
Duration 00:01:50

23 00:51:10 Meredith Monk
Walking Song
Performer: Meredith Monk
Duration 00:02:55

24 00:54:02
Rudyard Kipling
A Song for Travel read by Michael Pennington
Duration 00:02:00

25 00:54:05 Arthur Honegger
Pacific 231
Performer: Charles Dutoit (conductor), Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Duration 00:06:24

26 01:01:29 John Luther Adams
Under the Ice
Performer: John Luther Adams
Duration 00:02:24

27 01:01:36
Judith Schalansky
Atlas of Remote Islands read by Olivia Williams
Duration 00:01:50

28 01:03:31
Alfred Tennyson
From Enoch Arden read by Michael Pennington
Duration 00:01:35

29 01:05:07 Johann Sebastian Bach
Canon a 2 per Tonos from Musikalisches Opfer BWV 1079
Performer: Ton Koopman and members of the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Duration 00:03:24

30 01:08:31
Robert Frost
Once by the Pacific read by Olivia Williams
Duration 00:00:49

31 01:09:21 Benjamin Britten
Storm from Four Sea Interludes
Performer: Edward Gardner (conductor), BBC Philharmonic
Duration 00:04:31


SUN 18:45 Between the Ears (m000qyhz)
Flight of the Monarch

Composer and sound artist Rob Mackay traces the migratory route of the monarch butterfly, from the Great Lakes in Canada to the forests of Mexico, via the shifting coastal landscape of the eastern shores of Virginia.

Along the route of this sonic road-movie Rob meets people working to protect this extraordinary species: Darlene Burgess, a conservation specialist monitoring butterfly populations on the shores of Lake Eerie; Nancy Barnhart, coordinating the monarch migration programme for the Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory at Kiptopeke State Park, where we also encounter composer Matthew Burtner, whose sonifications of data from the local seagrass beds help track changes in the monarch's environment; and butterfly expert Pablo Jaramillo-López giving a tour of the Sierra Chincua and Cerro Pelón reserves in Mexico. We also hear reflections from the late Lincoln Brower, the American entomologist whose legacy has inspired many of today's research and conservation efforts.

The programme features Rob Mackay's binaural field recordings, and audio from live stream boxes, set up in partnership with the ecological art and technology collective SoundCamp to monitor the monarch's changing habitats. Plus Rob’s own flute playing, recorded in the Mexican forest meadows with David Blink on handpan and trumpet, alongside poetry in Spanish about the monarch by Rolando Rodriguez.


SUN 19:15 Sunday Feature (m00061ly)
The Art of Rowing with Mary Wollstonecraft

Mary Wollstonecraft, the great feminist pioneer is best known for her book, ‘A Vindication of the Rights of Women’. She was never afraid to make waves.

But after her book came out in 1792 she embarked on perhaps her greatest and most personal experiment in modern womanhood: travelling alone as a single mother.

She hadn’t planned her life this way. Her passionate affair with an American adventurer, Gilbert Imlay, had come to an end when he abandoned her and their baby daughter, Fanny. Undeterred, she set off for Scandinavia, where she hoped to impress Imlay by tracking down some business assets that seemed to have been lost at sea. Mary turned the letters she wrote during her travels into her next book, and it gives us a vivid picture of a single mother who is fully engaged in the world around her - a ‘fallen' woman refusing to stay at home and play the victim.

In the end, the book impressed a much worthier man, Mary’s fellow radical activist and writer, William Godwin. ‘If ever there was a book calculated to make a man in love with its author, this appears to me to be the book,’ he said.

We join Dr Lisa Mullen, herself a single mother with experience of the vicissitudes of travel-with-child , as she sets off on a voyage of the imagination in the company of one of the greatest intellects of western culture, to 18th-century Sweden and Norway. She talks to writer Marie-Noelle Bauer and artists Vicky Samuel to find out if having a child on your own is really that different today.

Restlessness and single motherhood: sex and motherhood: treacherous waters indeed.

Dr Lisa Mullen is a writer and academic at Oxford University, where she researches the literature of sick bodies and strange landscapes.

She published her first book this year - "Mid-Century Gothic".

Producer: Sara Jane Hall

Music "Single Mother" by Oded Tzur, with Shai Maestro, Petros Klampanis, and Ziv Ravitz


SUN 19:30 Drama on 3 (m0000nkq)
I Told You I Was Ill

I Told You I Was Ill - A tribute to Spike Milligan
In 2018, the centenary year of his birth, this was a special homage to Spike Milligan. Three writers respond to Milligan’s style, his work, his legacy. Hosted by comic poet and singer John Hegley.

1. Going, Going, Goon by Toby Hadoke - Spike is called to a Heaven he doesn't believe in, in a synthesis of fact, fantasy and supposition.

2. 2 Clowns, 1 Trumpet by Lee Mattinson - combines clownery and childhood in a bizarre birthday party.

3. Deadline by Jessica Hynes. Hynes stars as a writer on the edge of a nervous breakdown as she attempts to reach her deadline.

Performed live at the University of Hull’s Middleton Hall in 2018 as part of 'Contains Strong Language', a season of poetry and performance from Hull.

Cast
Jessica Hynes
Mark Heap
Pippa Haywood
Stephen Wight
Jonathan Keeble
Toby Hadoke
Connor Elliott
Fiona Clarke
Trumpeter - Simon Desbruslais


SUN 21:00 Record Review Extra (m000qyj1)
2020's Records of the Week

Hannah French presents the 'creme-de-la-creme', a round-up of some of the releases picked as Record Review's Records of the Week last year.

Music includes Shchedrin from Mariss Jansons, Ravel from Les Siecles and the recommended version from yesterday's Building a Library review of Brahms's exuberant Horn Trio.


SUN 23:30 Slow Radio (m000fftb)
Seals and Selkie Folk

Writer and poet Susan Richardson invites us to a seal-pupping beach on the Pembrokeshire coast; a world that has inspired tales of shape-shifting selkie folk and mermaids.

We stand above a cove. The air is filled with the haunting cries of the grey seals below us, and a soap opera of their lives unfolds. Through the human-sounding calls of the pups, the grunts and splashes of the bull seals as they are looking to mate again, and the sea birds and lapping water, we're immersed in the sonic world of one of the most remarkable coastlines of Britain. Susan considers the mythical stories around the creatures through poetry and her own observations, the ways their lives have intertwined with human ones, and the ecological threats they face in reality.

Produced by Cathy Robinson for BBC Cymru Wales



MONDAY 04 JANUARY 2021

MON 00:00 Sounds Connected (m000qyj3)
Part 8: Uchenna Ngwe

Oboist and researcher Uchenna Ngwe charts a course through music both familiar and unfamiliar, with works by Dittersdorf, Britten, Miles Davis, Elgar, Bantock and Hannah Kendall. She explores a plethora of mysterious winged figures - from fleeting spirits to ravens and doves - as well as investigating a curious case of Lycian peasants transformed symphonically into frogs...

A new voice to BBC Radio 3, Uchenna Ngwe is a freelance oboist and researcher from Tottenham, North London. She’s performed with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, St Paul’s Sinfonia and KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra among others - and is also the artistic director of Decus Ensemble, a group dedicated to exploring lesser-known classical works.


MON 00:30 Through the Night (m000qyj5)
Great British Youth at the BBC Proms

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain at the 2018 BBC Proms playing Mussorgsky, Ravel, Ligeti and Debussy. John Shea presents.

12:31 AM
Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881)
A Night on the Bare Mountain
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, George Benjamin (conductor)

12:43 AM
George Benjamin (b.1960)
Dance Figures for Orchestra
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, George Benjamin (conductor)

12:59 AM
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Piano Concerto in D major for the Left Hand
Tamara Stefanovich (piano), National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, George Benjamin (conductor)

01:18 AM
Oliver Knussen (1952-2018)
Prayer Bell Sketch for piano
Tamara Stefanovich (piano)

01:24 AM
Gyorgy Ligeti (1923-2006)
Lontano for Orchestra
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, George Benjamin (conductor)

01:37 AM
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
La Mer
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, George Benjamin (conductor)

02:02 AM
Clara Schumann (1819-1896)
Piano Trio in G minor, Op 17
Eva Zurbrugg (violin), Angela Schwartz (cello), Erika Radermacher (piano)

02:31 AM
Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679-1745)
Missa Nativitatis Domini, ZWV.8
Barbora Sojkova (soprano), Stanislava Mihalcova (soprano), Marta Fadljevicova (mezzo soprano), Marketa Cukrova (contralto), Sylva Cmugrova (contralto), Daniela Cermakova (contralto), Jarosla Brezina (tenor), Cenek Svoboda (tenor), Tomas Kral (baritone), Jaromir Nosek (bass), Musica Florea, Marek Stryncl (director)

03:05 AM
Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
24 Preludes, Op 28
David Kadouch (piano)

03:41 AM
Karl Goldmark (1830-1915)
Scherzo for orchestra in E minor, Op 19
Hungarian Radio Orchestra, Adam Medveczky (conductor)

03:47 AM
Giovanni Antonio Pandolfi Mealli (1630-1670)
Violin Sonata in A minor, Op 3 no 2, 'La Cesta'
Daniel Sepec (violin), Hille Perl (viola da gamba), Lee Santana (theorbo), Michael Behringer (harpsichord)

03:55 AM
Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
2 Songs: When Night Descends in silence; Oh stop thy singing maiden fair
Fredrik Zetterstrom (baritone), Tobias Ringborg (violin), Anders Kilstrom (piano)

04:03 AM
Gaspar Sanz (1640-1710)
Xácaras and Canarios (Instrucción de música sobre la guitara española" )
Eduardo Egüez (guitar)

04:13 AM
Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757),Walter Gieseking (1895-1956)
Chaconne on a Theme by Scarlatti after Keyboard Sonata in D minor K 32
Joseph Moog (piano)

04:20 AM
Carl Friedrich Abel (1723-1787)
Symphony in D major, Op 10 No 5
La Stagione Frankfurt, Michael Schneider (conductor)

04:31 AM
Arcangelo Califano (fl.1700-1750)
Sonata for 2 oboes, bassoon and keyboard in C major
Ensemble Zefiro

04:41 AM
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Fantasia on an Irish song "The last rose of summer" for piano Op 15
Sylviane Deferne (piano)

04:50 AM
Artemy Vedel (1767-1808)
Choral concerto No.5 "I cried unto the Lord With my voice" Psalm 143
Platon Maiborada Academic Choir, Viktor Skoromny (conductor)

05:00 AM
Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
Sonata in F minor, Kk 466
Louis Schwizgebel (piano)

05:07 AM
Howard Cable (1920-2016)
The Banks of Newfoundland
Hannaford Street Silver Band, Stephen Chenette (conductor)

05:15 AM
Henry Eccles (c.1675-1745)
Sonata for double bass, continuo and strings
Joel Quarrington (double bass), Eric Robertson (harpsichord), Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Timothy Vernon (conductor)

05:24 AM
Alphons Diepenbrock (1862-1921)
Im grossen Schweigen for baritone and orchestra
Hakan Hagegard (baritone), Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly (conductor)

05:48 AM
Marjan Mozetich (b.1948)
The Passion of Angels - Concerto for 2 harps and orchestra (1995)
Nora Bumanis (harp), Julia Shaw (harp), CBC Vancouver Orchestra, Mario Bernardi (conductor)

06:09 AM
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Concerto for keyboard and string orchestra No 1 in D minor, BWV 1052
Raphael Alpermann (harpsichord), Berlin Academy for Early Music


MON 06:30 Breakfast (m000qxw8)
Monday - Petroc's classical rise and shine

Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests, Joyful January and New Year, New Music.

Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk


MON 09:00 Essential Classics (m000qxwb)
Ian Skelly with Essential Harp and MacMillan's As Others See Us

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

0915 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist.

1010 Some recommendations for contemporary classical works .

1100 Essential Five – this week we bring you five great pieces of music for the harp.

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


MON 12:00 Composer of the Week (m000fzdt)
Florence Price (1887-1953)

Florence Price experiences racial prejudice

Donald Macleod looks at the early years of Florence Price and explores the impact racial prejudice had on her life and career.

Florence Price became a highly successful classical composer, organist, pianist and teacher of music during the 20th century in America. She was the first African-American woman to be recognised as a composer of symphonic music, and also the first African-American woman to have her works performed by one of the world’s leading orchestras. In collaboration with the Arts and Humanities Research Council, BBC Radio 3 launched the Forgotten Women Composers Project. Championed by the composer and educator Shirley Thompson, Florence Price became a particular focus for the project. Scores by Florence Price were located and recorded by BBC orchestras and choirs. It will be the first time Florence Price has been featured on Composer of the Week, and the series is supplemented by many specially recorded works.

Florence Price was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1887. She was baptised as Florence Beatrice Smith, and took the surname of Price once married. Her family were relatively well-off, and were seen as middleclass. Her mother would often host musicians in their house, and she encouraged her daughter Florence to play music, giving her first public recital as a pianist at the age of four. Racial tensions at this time were never far away, and when Florence was at university she changed her birthplace to Mexico. Her parents believed that her future career would be hampered when being identified as black, whereas it would be improved if she were considered of Spanish origin. Florence only perpetuated this myth regarding her birthplace for a year or so. Once she graduated Florence returned to Little Rock. She went on to teach at Shorter College in Argenta, going on to become Head of Music at Clark University in Atlanta. Despite rising so quickly to the position of Head of Music, black teachers at this time including Price, were often paid less than their white counterparts.

The Deserted Garden
Zina Schiff, violin
Cameron Grant, piano

Sonata in E minor (Andante – Allegro)
Althea Waites, piano

Suite for Organ No 1 (Fughetta and Air)
Kimberly Marshall, organ

The Oak
The Women’s Philharmonic
Apo Hsu, conductor

Violin Concerto No 2
Er-Gene Kahng, violin
Janacek Philharmonic
Ryan Cockerham, conductor

Produced by Luke Whitlock for BBC Wales.


MON 13:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (m000qxwf)
Soprano Ema Nikolovska in Schubert, Dvorak, Britten and more

Live from Wigmore Hall, London, a recital by soprano and Radio 3 New Generation Artist Ema Nikolovska with pianist Malcolm Martineau, including songs by Schubert, Dvorak, Britten and Lili Boulanger.

Presented by Martin Handley.

Schubert: Mein Grus an den Mai; Im Haine; Die Vogel; Der Knabe; Im Fruhling
Vítězslava Kaprálová: Jarni (Spring); Polohlasem (Under one’s breath); Dopis (Letter)
Dvořák: In Folk Tone, Op.73
Nadia Boulanger: Cantique
Ana Sokolovič: O Mistress Mine from Love Songs
Nadia Boulanger: Chanson
Ana Sokolovič: Plava zvezda from Love Songs
Britten: Cradle Song & Sephestia’s Lullaby from A Charm of Lullabies
Nicolas Slonimsky: Five Advertising Songs


MON 14:00 Afternoon Concert (m000qxwh)
NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra (1/3)

Tom McKinney introduces recent concert recordings of pieces by Messiaen, Shostakovich and Haydn from the Hamburg-based NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra,

Messiaen: Trois Petites Liturgies de la Presence Divine

Cedric Tiberghien, piano
Nathalie Forget, ondes martenot
Ulrike Payer, celesta
NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra
Ingo Metzmacher, conductor

Shostakovich: Symphony No.13 in B flat minor, Op.113 “Babi Yar”
Mikhail Petrenko, bass
NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra
Ingo Metzmacher, conductor

Haydn: Cello Concerto No.1 in C, Hob.VIIb:1
Truls Mork, cello
NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra
Krzysztof Urbaniak, conductor


MON 16:30 Early Music Now (m000qxwk)
Joachim Becerra Thomsen, Collegium 1704 and NeoBarock Ensemble

Danish flautist Joachim Becerra Thomson plays pieces by father and son JS and CPE Bach in a concert given at last year's Copenhagen Baroque Festival. There's also a performance of a Crucifixus by Antonio Caldara by the Czech ensemble Collegium 1704 at the Smetana Litomysl Festival last July; and staying in the Czech Republic, the NeoBarock Ensemble play a sonata by Johan Schop as part of last year's Prague Summer Festivities of Early Music.

Presented by Tom McKinney.


MON 17:00 In Tune (m000qxwm)
Music and conversation with some of the world's finest musicians.


MON 19:00 In Tune Mixtape (m000qxwp)
In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.


MON 19:30 Radio 3 in Concert (m000qxwr)
Concerto Copenhagen

Chamber music by Gade, Nielsen and Mendelssohn played by members of Danish early music ensemble Concerto Copenhagen in a concert recorded last July at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival in Northern Germany

Presented by Fiona Talkington

7.30pm
Gade: String Octet in F, Op.17
Nielsen: Little Suite in A minor, Op.1
members of Concerto Copenhagen

8.20pm
Interval
Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV.232 (excerpt)
Maria Keohane (soprano)
Joanne Lunn (soprano)
Alex Potter (countertenor)
Jan Kobow (tenor)
Peter Harvey (bass)
Concerto Copenhagen
Lars Ulrik Mortensen (conductor)

8.40pm
Mendelssohn: Octet in E flat, Op.20
members of Concerto Copenhagen


MON 22:00 Music Matters (m000qj1w)
Music and myth, silence and AI

Coinciding with Radio 3's 'Light in the Darkness' season, Kate Molleson explores luminosity in music, among other topics, with the Australian composer Liza Lim.

Clarinettist Kate Romano reflects on what was supposed to be a year of musical activity to mark the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth, and reassess the figure of the composer in light of this year's curtailed celebrations.

We hear from celebrated violinist Hilary Hahn and the roboticist and expert on Artificial Intelligence Carol Reiley, who've just launched DeepMusic.AI - an initiative directed towards professional artists and musicians which is designed to enhance their creative processes.

And, Kate is joined by the Revd. Lucy Winkett to review the new book 'Arvo Pärt: Sounding the Sacred' - a collection of essays exploring the spiritual dimension of the celebrated Estonian composer and how his music has been represented by society.


MON 22:45 The Essay (m000qxww)
The Frozen River

First Flight

“One cannot know the rivers till one has seen them at their sources; but this journey to sources is not to be undertaken lightly… There are awakened also in oneself, by the contact, elementals that are as unpredictable as wind or snow.” - Nan Shepherd, 'The Living Mountain'.

Here was a warning that director Rob Petit chose to ignore when he began making the film Upstream together with the writer Robert Macfarlane. An aerial journey that follows the course of the River Dee in Scotland, all the way to its source high up on the Cairngorm Plateau, the highest of any river in Britain. What begins as a foolhardy adventure becomes a humble awakening to the power of wild places to transform our reality.

Adapted from Petit’s expedition diaries, the soundscape weaves together a haunting original score by Oscar-nominated composer Hauschka and spellbinding location sound from the high mountains, recorded over a period of three years. Poetry and text by Robert Macfarlane are voiced by award-winning Gaelic singer Julie Fowlis in this immersive and tonal piece of audio storytelling across five compelling episodes.

The Frozen River is a story of misread signs and missing maps, of strange ghosts and altered realities, a pilgrimage to loss… and being lost.

Written and voiced by Rob Petit

Words for “Upstream” written by Robert Macfarlane

Extracts of “Upstream” voiced by Julie Fowlis, Niall Gordàn and Robert Macfarlane

Original score by Hauschka

“Munro Bagger” written and performed by Colin Lamont

Sound design by Adam Woodhams and Steve Bond

Produced by Nicolas Jackson

An Afonica production for BBC Radio 3


MON 23:00 Night Tracks (m000kn8w)
Adventures in sound

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

01 00:00:11 Grey McMurray
I Will Watch The Sky Until The End Of My Time
Ensemble: itsnotyouitsme
Duration 00:03:47

02 00:04:18 Voicestra (artist)
Circlesong Five
Performer: Voicestra
Duration 00:05:23

03 00:10:03 Ralph Vaughan Williams
5 Variants of 'Dives and Lazarus'
Orchestra: Hallé
Conductor: Sir Mark Elder
Duration 00:11:52

04 00:22:27 Daniel Lopatin
Uncut Gems
Performer: Daniel Lopatin
Duration 00:06:21

05 00:28:49 Miles Davis Quintet (artist)
In a Silent Way
Performer: Miles Davis Quintet
Duration 00:04:14

06 00:33:04 Tomás Luis de Victoria
O magnum mysterium - motet for 4 voices
Choir: VOCES8
Duration 00:04:01

07 00:37:06 Claire M Singer
A Different Place
Performer: Claire M Singer
Duration 00:05:28

08 00:42:57 Henry Purcell
Fantazia No.5 (Z.736) in B flat major for 4 instruments
Ensemble: Fretwork
Duration 00:04:02

09 00:46:58 Lykke Li (artist)
Unrequited Love
Performer: Lykke Li
Duration 00:03:03

10 00:50:02 Matmos
Water
Ensemble: Sō Percussion
Ensemble: Matmos
Duration 00:06:53

11 00:56:56 Bobby Krlic (artist)
The Blessing
Performer: Bobby Krlic
Duration 00:02:38

12 01:00:36 Rising Appalachia (artist)
Just a Closer Walk with Thee
Performer: Rising Appalachia
Duration 00:04:07

13 01:04:44 Charles Ives
Symphony No 1 (2nd mvt)
Orchestra: Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Duration 00:07:31

14 01:12:44 Keith Jarrett (artist)
Every Time We Say Goodbye
Performer: Keith Jarrett
Performer: Charlie Haden
Duration 00:04:13

15 01:16:56 Balmorhea
Clear Language
Ensemble: Balmorhea
Duration 00:03:11

16 01:20:07 Johann Sebastian Bach
BWV 974 - II Adagio (Rework)
Performer: Víkingur Ólafsson
Performer: Ryuichi Sakamoto
Music Arranger: Ryuichi Sakamoto
Duration 00:04:58

17 01:25:55 Ayanna Witter-Johnson (artist)
Wooden Woman
Performer: Ayanna Witter-Johnson
Duration 00:04:06



TUESDAY 05 JANUARY 2021

TUE 00:30 Through the Night (m000qxx0)
Much Ado about Shakespeare

Music inspired by Shakespeare from the 2020 Ernen Festival in Switzerland, including Korngold, Finzi and Ades. Presented by John Shea.

12:31 AM
Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897-1957)
Much ado about nothing - 4 pieces, arr. for violin and piano
Lilli Maijala (viola), Alasdair Beatson (piano)

12:45 AM
Gerald Finzi (1901-1956), William Shakespeare (author)
Let us garlands bring, Op.18
Thomas Oliemans (baritone), Paolo Giacometti (piano)

01:02 AM
Thomas Ades (b.1971)
Court Studies from 'The Tempest'
Matthew Hunt (clarinet), Maria Wloszczowska (violin), Christian Poltera (cello), Alasdair Beatson (piano)

01:12 AM
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Piano Trio in D major Op.70'1 (Ghost)
Suyeon Kang (violin), Chiara Enderle (cello), Paolo Giacometti (piano)

01:40 AM
Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
Excerpts from the ballet Romeo and Juliet (Op.64)
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (conductor)

02:22 AM
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
4 Studies for piano Op.7
Nikita Magaloff (piano)

02:31 AM
Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)
Pelleas und Melisande, Op 5
Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Edo de Waart (conductor)

03:13 AM
Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
Magnificat for 6 voices from Vespro della Beata Vergine (Venice, 1610)
Montreal Early Music Studio, Christopher Jackson (conductor)

03:29 AM
Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
Ballade for piano No.1 (Op.23) in G minor
Hinko Haas (piano)

03:39 AM
Giovanni Ambrosio (fl.1450)
Rostiboli Gioioso
Ensemble Claude Gervais, Gilles Plante (director)

03:44 AM
Henryk Gorecki (1933-2010)
Three Dances for Orchestra
National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Wojciech Michniewski (conductor)

04:00 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)

04:05 AM
Dmitri Kabalevsky (1904-1987)
Violin Concerto in C major, Op 48
Moshe Hammer (violin), Kazuhiro Koizumi (conductor), Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

04:21 AM
Ignaz Moscheles (1794-1870)
La Gaité - Rondo brillant pour le Piano Forte in A major
Tom Beghin (fortepiano)

04:31 AM
Johann Strauss II (1825-1899)
Roses from the South - waltz, Op.388
RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, Rossen Milanov (conductor)

04:41 AM
Rued Langgaard (1893-1952)
3 Rose Gardens Songs (1919)
Danish National Radio Choir, Kaare Hansen (conductor)

04:51 AM
Cecile Chaminade (1857-1944)
Flute Concertino, Op 107
Maria Filippova (flute), Ekaterina Mirzaeva (piano)

05:00 AM
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)
Symphony in B flat major (Wq.182 No.2)
Camerata Bern

05:11 AM
Teresa Carreno (1853-1917)
Valse Petite in D major
Dennis Hennig (piano)

05:15 AM
Edvard Grieg (1843-1907), Hans Sitt (orchestrator)
2 Norwegian Dances, Op 35 nos 1 & 2
Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra, Rouslan Raychev (conductor)

05:25 AM
Alphons Diepenbrock (1862-1921)
Puisque l'aube grandit (song)
Christa Pfeiler (mezzo soprano), Rudolf Jansen (piano)

05:31 AM
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Lute Partita in C minor (BWV.997)
Konrad Junghanel (lute)

05:54 AM
Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
Le Bourgois Gentilhomme - suite Op.60
Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Peter Szilvay (conductor)


TUE 06:30 Breakfast (m000qwf2)
Tuesday - Petroc's classical commute

Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests, Joyful January and New Year, New Music.

Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk


TUE 09:00 Essential Classics (m000qwf6)
Ian Skelly with Essential Harp and Couperin's Les baricades

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

0915 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist.

1010 Some recommendations for contemporary classical works .

1100 Essential Five – this week we bring you five great pieces of music for the harp.

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


TUE 12:00 Composer of the Week (m000fwdz)
Florence Price (1887-1953)

Florence Price and marriage

Donald Macleod looks at the impact marriage had on the life and career of Florence Price.

Florence Price became a highly successful classical composer, organist, pianist and teacher of music during the 20th century in America. She was the first African-American woman to be recognised as a composer of symphonic music, and also the first African-American woman to have her works performed by one of the world’s leading orchestras. In collaboration with the Arts and Humanities Research Council, BBC Radio 3 launched the Forgotten Women Composers Project. Championed by the composer and educator Shirley Thompson, Florence Price became a particular focus for the project. Scores by Florence Price were located and recorded by BBC orchestras and choirs. It will be the first time Florence Price has been featured on Composer of the Week, and the series is supplemented by many specially recorded works.

Donald Macleod journeys through Florence Price’s period of marriage to the ambitious and successful New England lawyer Thomas Jewell Price. Although Price subsequently gave up her career as a performer, she did continue to develop as a music teacher and composer. Price also continued her own personal study of composition, harmony and orchestration at the Chicago Musical College. However, at this time racial tensions in Arkansas were escalating, and Price and her family had to flee for their lives to Chicago, where she picked up her career again as a musician. By the time of the Great Depression, Thomas Price found it difficult to find work, and started to become violent. Florence Price divorced her husband, and in the same year entered the Rodman Wannamaker Competition, where her first symphony and piano sonata both won top prizes.

My Dream
Robert Honeysucker, baritone
Vivian Taylor, piano

Cotton Dance
Althea Waites, piano

The Old Boatman
Althea Waites, piano

The Moon Bridge
Vocalessence Ensemble Singers
Paul Shaw, piano
Philip Brunelle, conductor

My Soul’s been anchored in the Lord
Roberta Alexander, soprano
Brian Masuda, piano

Symphony No 1 in E minor
Fort Smith Symphony
John Jeter, conductor

Produced by Luke Whitlock for BBC Wales.


TUE 13:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (m000qwfb)
Belfast International Arts Festival 2020 (1/4)

John Toal introduces performances from the acclaimed Doric Quartet, the award-winning cellist Leonard Elschenbroich and pianist Martin James Bartlett – winner of BBC Young Musician in 2014. The recitals were recorded in St. Mark’s Church of Ireland in the east of the city: the church in which CS Lewis was baptised, where his parents were married and his grandfather was rector.

Presented by John Toal.

Featuring music by Debussy, Schumann and Mozart.

Debussy: Cello Sonata
Martin James Bartlett (piano) and Leonard Elschenbroich (cello)

Schumann: Selection from Kinderszenen, Op. 15 –
No. 1. Von fremden Landern und Menschen
No. 2. Curiose Geschichte
No. 4. Bittendes Kind
No. 5. Glückes genug
No. 6. Wichtige Begebenheit
No. 7. Träumerei
No. 8. Am Camin
No. 9. Ritter vom Steckenpferd
No. 12. Kind im Einschlummern
No. 13. Der Dichter spricht
Martin James Bartlett (piano)

Mozart: String Quartet No. 22 in B-flat Major, K. 589
Doric Quartet


TUE 14:00 Afternoon Concert (m000qwfg)
NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra (2/3)

Tom McKinnney introduces recent concert recordings of pieces by Haydn, Alfred Schnittke, Tchaikovsky and Wagner from Hamburg-based NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra

Haydn: Symphony No.80 in D minor, Hob.1:80
Alfred Schnittke: Concerto Grosso No.1
Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony in B minor, Op.58

Stefan Wagner and Rodrigo Reichel, violins
NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra
Omer Meir Wellber, conductor

Wagner: Prelude and Liebestod [Tristan and Isolde]

Nina Stemme, soprano
NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra
Marek Janowski, conductor


TUE 17:00 In Tune (m000qwfj)
Christopher Ward and Sabine Weyer

Sean Rafferty with music and conversation with some of the world's finest musicians.


TUE 19:00 In Tune Mixtape (m0000hpd)
Wagner, Beethoven, Rollins

In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, featuring favourites, lesser-known gems, and a few surprises. Tonight's mix includes exquisite Beethoven, uplifting Bach, and saxophonist Sonny Rollins playing jaw-droppingly fast.

01 00:00:08 Richard Wagner
Siegfried, Act 3 (opening)
Singer: John Tomlinson
Orchestra: Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele
Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
Duration 00:06:49

02 00:04:23 Giuseppe Verdi
Dies irae (Requiem)
Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano
Singer: Anja Harteros
Singer: Sonia Ganassi
Singer: Rolando Villazón
Singer: René Pape
Choir: Santa Cecilia Chorus
Conductor: Andres Maspero
Orchestra: Santa Cecilia Orchestra
Duration 00:02:21

03 00:06:37 Ludwig van Beethoven
Quartet for strings (Op.132) in A minor, 3rd mvt; Canzona di ringraziamento
Ensemble: Takács Quartet
Duration 00:17:11

04 00:12:21 Johann Sebastian Bach
Mass in B minor BWV. 232 - Sanctus
Choir: Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge
Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Conductor: Stephen Layton
Duration 00:05:13

05 00:17:34 Claude Debussy
La fille aux cheveux de lin (Preludes, Book 1)
Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
Duration 00:02:23

06 00:19:56 Sonny Rollins Quartet (artist)
B. Swift
Performer: Sonny Rollins Quartet
Duration 00:05:15

07 00:25:10 Olivier Messiaen
Transports de joie (L'Ascension)
Performer: Thomas Trotter
Duration 00:04:45


TUE 19:30 Radio 3 in Concert (m000qwfn)
RTVE Orchestra Madrid

Fiona Talkington presents a highlight from last year's concert season.

Japonese conductor Kazuki Yamada directs the Coro de la Comunidad de Madrid and the tenor François Paolino in the ‘Te Deum’ by Berlioz.

The programme begins with the Symphony in C by Bizet, and early work, in which the composer of Carmen demonstrates his innate flair for orchestration.

In the second half, the enormous forces of the RTVE Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and the Coro de la Comunidad de Madrid perform the Te Deum by Berlioz, an oratorio of colossal scale and rarely performed for that reason. Tenor François Piolino is the soloist. The programme begins with Bizet’s Symphony in C.
Concert given in Feburary, 2019.
In the second half, the enormous forces of the RTVE Symphony Orchestra and massed choruses perform the Te Deum by Berlioz, an oratorio of colossal scale requiring the acoustics of a vast buiding - and rarely performed for that reason. Tenor François Piolino is the soloist.

François Paolino, tenor
Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of RTVE
Coro de la Comunidad de Madrid
Kazuki Yamada, conductor

Concert given in February 2019.


TUE 22:00 Free Thinking (m000qwfq)
Mildred Pierce

Mildred Pierce, James M Cain's 1941 novel, was turned into a noir film starring Joan Crawford which earnt her an Academy Award. Matthew Sweet and his guests crime writers Denise Mina and Laura Lippman plus academics Sarah Churchwell and Lizzie Mackarel have been re-watching the film and comparing it with the novel as they consider how the social realism and depiction of suburban female life differs from his other books which became hit films The Postman Always Rings Twice and Double Indemnity.

Laura Lippman's novels include the PI Tess Monaghan series and standalone titles such as Lady in the Lake, Sunburn and After I'm Gone.
Denise Mina's crime novels have won many prizes and her latest The Less Dead has been shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award.
Sarah Churchwell is Professor of American Literature and Public Understanding of the Humanities at the University of London and the author of books including The Many Lives of Marilyn Monroe and Careless People: Murder, Mayhem and the Invention of The Great Gatsby

You can find other Free Thinking discussions of film and the relationship between novels and film on the programme website including
Jonathan Coe's recent novel looking at Billy Wilder and his late films https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000p1dx
Michael Caine in the film Get Carter made by from Ted Lewis's 1970 novel Jack's Return Home https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000mt05
Tarkovsky's Stalker https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0775023
Rashomon and the writing of Akutagawa, which led to the film by Kurosawa https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b01vwk
Marnie and Winston Graham's novel https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b098n4j4
Many are in this playlist called Landmarks https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01jwn44

Producer: Torquil MacLeod


TUE 22:45 The Essay (m000qwfs)
The Frozen River

Cairn Toul

“One cannot know the rivers till one has seen them at their sources; but this journey to sources is not to be undertaken lightly… There are awakened also in oneself, by the contact, elementals that are as unpredictable as wind or snow.” - Nan Shepherd, 'The Living Mountain'.

Here was a warning that director Rob Petit chose to ignore when he began making the film Upstream together with the writer Robert Macfarlane. An aerial journey that follows the course of the River Dee in Scotland, all the way to its source high up on the Cairngorm Plateau, the highest of any river in Britain. What begins as a foolhardy adventure becomes a humble awakening to the power of wild places to transform our reality.

Adapted from Petit’s expedition diaries, the soundscape weaves together a haunting original score by Oscar-nominated composer Hauschka and spellbinding location sound from the high mountains, recorded over a period of three years. Poetry and text by Robert Macfarlane are voiced by award-winning Gaelic singer Julie Fowlis in this immersive and tonal piece of audio storytelling across five compelling episodes.

The Frozen River is a story of misread signs and missing maps, of strange ghosts and altered realities, a pilgrimage to loss… and being lost.

Written and voiced by Rob Petit

Words for “Upstream” written by Robert Macfarlane

Extracts of “Upstream” voiced by Julie Fowlis, Niall Gordàn and Robert Macfarlane

Original score by Hauschka

“Munro Bagger” written and performed by Colin Lamont

Sound design by Adam Woodhams and Steve Bond

Produced by Nicolas Jackson

An Afonica production for BBC Radio 3


TUE 23:00 Night Tracks (m000kpgt)
Night music

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

01 00:00:10 Träd
Ramblin Boys of Pleasure
Music Arranger: Donnacha Dennehy
Singer: Olivia Chaney
Ensemble: Kronos Quartet
Duration 00:05:41

02 00:06:22 John Luther Adams
Strange Birds Passing
Ensemble: New England Conservatory Contemporary Ensemble
Conductor: John Heiss
Duration 00:06:31

03 00:12:54 Warren Ellis
School Argument - from Kings OST
Performer: Nick Cave
Performer: Warren Ellis
Orchestra: Orchestra
Conductor: Ben Foster
Duration 00:04:10

04 00:17:31 Johannes Brahms
Intermezzo in E flat major, Op.117 no.1 'Schlummerlied'
Performer: Maria João Pires
Duration 00:04:55

05 00:22:39 The Matthew Herbert Big Band (artist)
The Three W's
Performer: The Matthew Herbert Big Band
Duration 00:05:16

06 00:28:34 Georg Friedrich Haas
In Nomine
Ensemble: ensemble recherche
Duration 00:03:44

07 00:32:20 Benedetto Ferrari
Queste Pungente Spine
Singer: Philippe Jaroussky
Ensemble: L’Arpeggiata
Director: Christina Pluhar
Duration 00:07:29

08 00:40:29 Charlie Haden (artist)
Child's Song
Performer: Charlie Haden
Performer: Antonio Forcione
Duration 00:07:33

09 00:48:02 Erland Cooper (artist)
Rousay
Performer: Erland Cooper
Duration 00:03:03

10 00:52:09 Laurence Crane
Bobby J
Performer: Håkon Stene
Duration 00:05:21

11 00:57:30 Johann Kaspar Kerll
Missa pro defunctus: Communio (Lux aeterna)
Ensemble: Vox Luminis
Ensemble: L’Achéron
Director: Lionel Meunier
Duration 00:02:31

12 01:01:02 Sigur Rós (artist)
Ti Ki
Performer: Sigur Rós
Duration 00:06:47

13 01:07:50 Arvo Pärt
Arbos
Ensemble: Flautadors Recorder Quartet
Duration 00:02:56

14 01:11:20 Anandi Bhattacharya (artist)
Radha Enraptured (Soi Lo)
Performer: Anandi Bhattacharya
Performer: Debashish Bhattacharya
Duration 00:05:43

15 01:17:06 Conlon Nancarrow
Study no. 6 for player piano, arr. for ensemble
Ensemble: Ensemble Modern
Duration 00:03:45

16 01:21:20 Alex Somers
Blood Family (from Honey Boy OST)
Performer: Alex Somers
Duration 00:04:01

17 01:25:48 Thirty Pounds of Bone (artist)
Farewell to Grogg
Performer: Thirty Pounds of Bone
Performer: Philip Reeder
Duration 00:04:10



WEDNESDAY 06 JANUARY 2021

WED 00:30 Through the Night (m000qwfw)
Mozart, Mendelssohn and Haydn from Berlin

The Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra and conductor Maxim Emelyanychev are joined by flautist Yubeen Kim in Mozart's Flute Concerto No 2 in D. John Shea presents.

12:31 AM
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Overture to 'The Creatures of Prometheus, op. 43'
Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra, Maxim Emelyanychev (conductor)

12:36 AM
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Flute Concerto No. 2 in D, K. 314
Yubeen Kim (flute), Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra, Maxim Emelyanychev (conductor)

12:57 AM
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)
Flute Sonata in A minor, WQ 132
Yubeen Kim (flute)

01:00 AM
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
The Fair Melusina, op. 32, overture
Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra, Maxim Emelyanychev (conductor)

01:11 AM
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Symphony No. 103 in E flat, Hob. I:103 ('Drumroll')
Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra, Maxim Emelyanychev (conductor)

01:40 AM
Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
Act III Intermezzo, from 'Rosamunde'
Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra, Maxim Emelyanychev (conductor)

01:48 AM
Alessandro Stradella (1639-1682)
L'anime del Purgatorio (1680) - cantata for 2 voices, chorus & ensemble
Emma Kirkby (soprano), Evelyn Tubb (soprano), David Thomas (bass), Richard Wistreich (bass), Consort of Musicke, Anthony Rooley (director), Anthony Rooley (lute)

02:31 AM
Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)
Symphony-Concerto in E minor, op. 125
Amalie Stalheim (cello), Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Tabita Berglund (conductor)

03:15 AM
Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
Fantasia in F minor for piano duet, D.940
Leon Fleisher (piano), Katherine Jacobson Fleisher (piano)

03:34 AM
Zoltan Kodaly (1882 - 1967)
Mónár Anna (Anie Miller) from Hungarian Folk Music
Polina Pasztircsák (soprano), Zoltan Kocsis (piano)

03:43 AM
Johann Rosenmuller (1619-1684)
Sinfonia Quinta
Tafelmusik Baroque Soloists

03:53 AM
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Kyrie eleison in G minor for double choir and orchestra (RV.587)
Choir of Latvian Radio, Riga Chamber Players, Sigvards Klava (conductor)

04:03 AM
Zoltan Kodaly (1882 - 1967)
Adagio for viola and piano in C major (1905)
Morten Carlsen (viola), Sergej Osadchuk (piano)

04:13 AM
Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
Slavonic Dance No 12 in D flat major Op 72 No 4
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Juanjo Mena (conductor)

04:19 AM
Francesco Durante (1684-1755)
Concerto per quartetto No 3 in E flat major
Concerto Koln

04:31 AM
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Keyboard Concerto in F minor, BWV.1056
Angela Hewitt (piano), Norwegian Chamber Orchestra

04:41 AM
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
3 Songs for chorus, Op 42
Danish National Radio Choir, Stefan Parkman (conductor)

04:51 AM
Silvius Leopold Weiss (1687-1750)
Prelude, Toccata and Allegro in G major
Hopkinson Smith (baroque lute)

05:01 AM
Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
Love Scene - from the opera 'Feuersnot', Op 50
Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Davis (conductor)

05:10 AM
Cecile Chaminade (1857-1944)
Flute Concertino, Op 107
Maria Filippova (flute), Ekaterina Mirzaeva (piano)

05:18 AM
Bedrich Smetana (1824-1884)
2 Dances (Czech Dances, Book II)
Karel Vrtiska (piano)

05:27 AM
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Violin Sonata no 6 in A major, Op 30 no 1
Mats Zetterqvist (violin), Mats Widlund (piano)

05:49 AM
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Divertimento in E flat major, Hob.2.21
St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra, Vilnius, Donatas Katkus (conductor)

06:05 AM
Johann Gottfried Muthel (1728-1788)
Concerto in D minor for harpsichord, 2 bassoons, strings and continuo
Rhoda Patrick (bassoon), David Mings (bassoon), Gregor Hollman (harpsichord), Musica Alta Ripa


WED 06:30 Breakfast (m000qyyk)
Wednesday - Petroc's classical alarm call

Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests, Joyful January and New Year, New Music.

Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk


WED 09:00 Essential Classics (m000qyym)
Ian Skelly

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

0915 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist.

1010 Some recommendations for contemporary classical works .

1100 Essential Five – this week we bring you five great pieces of music for the harp.

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


WED 12:00 Composer of the Week (m000fwrm)
Florence Price (1887-1953)

Florence Price achieves national recognition

Donald Macleod traces Florence Price’s life and career after achieving national recognition for her music.

Florence Price became a highly successful classical composer, organist, pianist and teacher of music during the 20th century in America. She was the first African-American woman to be recognised as a composer of symphonic music, and also the first African-American woman to have her works performed by one of the world’s leading orchestras. In collaboration with the Arts and Humanities Research Council, BBC Radio 3 launched the Forgotten Women Composers Project. Championed by the composer and educator Shirley Thompson, Florence Price became a particular focus for the project. Scores by Florence Price were located and recorded by BBC orchestras and choirs. It will be the first time Florence Price has been featured on Composer of the Week, and the series is supplemented by many specially recorded works.

Donald Macleod delves into the life and career of Florence Price during the 1930s, by the time she’d achieved national recognition for her first symphony, winning the Rodman Wannamaker Musical Contest. She’d now broken out of the ghetto, and her music was being received well in both white and black circles. This was also a time when she was in demand as a performer, teacher, and also an orchestrator for the Chicago radio station WGN. It was the conductor Frederick Stock who gave the premiere of her symphony with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and amongst those in the audience were George Gershwin. It was a productive period of Price as a composer, and she soon started work on a piano concerto. This work would also be a triumph for the composer, and she started to develop partnerships with different ensembles including the Women’s Symphony Orchestra of Chicago, and also a choir which asked permission if they could take her name, becoming the Florence Price A Capella Chorus.

Song for Snow
BBC Singers
Elizabeth Burgess, piano
Benjamin Nicholas, conductor

Sinner Don’t Let This Harvest Pass
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Mike Seal, conductor

Poem of Praise
BBC Singers
Elizabeth Burgess, piano
Benjamin Nicholas, conductor

Piano Concerto in D minor
Karen Walwyn, piano
New Black Music Repertory Ensemble
Leslie B. Dunner, conductor

Dances in the Canebrakes
Althea Waites, piano

Produced by Luke Whitlock, for BBC Wales


WED 13:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (m000qyyq)
Belfast International Arts Festival 2020 (2/4)

John Toal introduces performances from the acclaimed Doric Quartet, the award-winning cellist Leonard Elschenbroich and pianist Martin James Bartlett – winner of BBC Young Musician in 2014. The recitals were recorded in St. Mark’s Church of Ireland in the east of the city: the church in which CS Lewis was baptised, where his parents were married and his grandfather was rector.

Presented by John Toal.

Featuring music by Mozart, Brahms and Haydn.

Mozart: Sonata No.12 in F Major, K.332 Martin James Bartlett (piano)

Brahms (arr. Daniil Shafran): Four Serious Songs, Op.121
Leonard Elschenbroich (cello) & Martin James Bartlett (piano)

Haydn: String Quartet in B-Flat Major, Op 33 No 4
Doric Quartet


WED 14:00 Afternoon Concert (m000qyys)
NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra (3/3)

Tom McKinney introduces a recent concert from the Hamburg-based NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, including Webern's Im Sommerwind, Berg's Violin Concerto and Brahms's Symphony No 3.

Webern: Im Sommerwind
Berg: Violin Concerto
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No.3 in F

Frank Peter Zimmermann, violin
NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra
Alan Gilbert, conductor


WED 15:30 Choral Evensong (m000qyyv)
Ely Cathedral

From Ely Cathedral for the Feast of the Epiphany.

Introit: Bethlehem Down (Warlock)
Responses: Clucas
Psalms 98, 100 (Robinson, Stanford)
First Lesson: Baruch 4 v.36 – 5 v. 9
Office hymn: Why, impious Herod, shouldst thou fear? (Veni redemptor)
Canticles: Sumsion in G
Second Lesson: John 2 vv.1-11
Anthem: Christus (When Jesus our Lord) (Mendelssohn)
Hymn: From the Eastern Mountains (King’s Weston)
Voluntary: Sonata No. 6 (Allegro risoluto) (Merkel)

Edmund Aldhouse (Director of Music)
Glen Dempsey (Assistant Director of Music)

Recorded 10 November.


WED 16:30 New Generation Artists (m000qyyx)
The Arabian Nights with Fatma Said

Egyptian soprano Fatma Said sings Ravel's settings from The Arabian Nights.

Ysaye: Poeme "Au Rouet"
Aleksey Semenenko (violin), Inna Firsova (piano)

Ravel: Shéhérazade
Fatma Said (soprano), Burcu Karadağ (ney), Malcolm Martineau (piano)


WED 17:00 In Tune (m000qyyz)
Benjamin Grosvenor and Semyon Bychkov

Sean Rafferty with music and conversation with some of the world's finest musicians.


WED 19:00 In Tune Mixtape (m0000khb)
Vaughan Williams, Corelli, Brahms

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

01 00:00:14 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Concerto in B flat major for trombone and military band (1st mvt0
Music Arranger: Otto Zurmühle
Performer: Christian Lindberg
Orchestra: Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra
Conductor: Chikara Imamura
Duration 00:02:36

02 00:02:46 Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Turtle Dove
Singer: Gabriel Crouch
Choir: Tenebrae
Conductor: Nigel Short
Duration 00:03:08

03 00:05:59 Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Trumpet Concerto in E flat major (3rd mvt)
Performer: Alison Balsom
Orchestra: Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
Duration 00:03:32

04 00:09:31 Alexander Scriabin
Waltz in G sharp minor
Performer: Stephen Coombs
Duration 00:02:26

05 00:11:54 Arcangelo Corelli
Concerto No 10 in C major
Orchestra: The English Concert
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Duration 00:12:25

06 00:14:33 Johannes Brahms
Piano Trio No 1 in B major, Op 8 (2nd mvt)
Performer: Augustin Dumay
Performer: Maria João Pires
Performer: Jian Wang
Duration 00:06:36

07 00:21:01 Robert Schumann
Mondnacht (Liederkreis, Op 39)
Singer: Werner Güra
Performer: Jan Schultsz
Duration 00:03:47

08 00:24:45 Hector Berlioz
Hungarian March (The Damnation of Faust)
Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Colin Davis
Duration 00:04:57


WED 19:30 Radio 3 in Concert (m000qyz3)
Vienna Philharmonic

Beethoven's Fifth Symphony conducted by Semyon Bychkov, with opera star Piotr Beczała and the Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde beguiling in vocal music by Haydn, Mozart and Schubert, a concert recorded a year ago to the day, the orchestra celebrates the 150th anniversary of its home in Vienna, the beautiful Musikverein

Presented by Fiona Talkington

7.30pm
Beethoven: Egmont Overture
Haydn: "Stimmt an die Saiten" from The Creation
Mozart: "Konstanze, dich wieder zu sehen"! - "O wie ängstlich" from 'The Abduction from the Seraglio
Schubert: Pax vobiscum

7.55pm
Interval
Taffanel: Wind Quintet
Wien-Berlin Ensemble

8.20pm
Beethoven: Symphony no.5 in C minor

Piotr Beczała, tenor
Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde
Vienna Philharmonic
Semyon Bychkov, conductor


WED 22:00 Free Thinking (m000qyz5)
Dostoevsky

From exile in Siberia to the novels which set a template - Rana Mitter and his guests Alex Christofi, Muireann Maguire, Claire Whiteheadand Viv Groskop look at the life and writing of Fyodor Dostoevsky (11 November 1821 – 27 January 1881).

Crime and Punishment published in 1886 was the second novel following Dostoevsky's return from ten years of exile in Siberia. It examined ideas about rationality, morality and individualism which Dostoevsky also examined in Notes from the Underground in 1864 - sometimes called the first existentialist novel. In his career he published 12 novels, four novellas, 16 short stories, and numerous other pieces of writing.

Alex Christofi's new biography out at the end of January is called Dostoevsky in Love: An Intimate Life
Dr Muireann Maguire is Senior Lecturer in Russian at the University of Exeter. She has published a collection of Russian 20th-century ghost stories, Red Spectres and Stalin's Ghosts: Gothic Themes in early Soviet literature and is working on a project called RusTRANS: The Dark Side of Translation: 20th and 21st Century Translation from Russian as a Political Phenomenon in the UK, Ireland, and the USA
Claire Whitehead is a Reader in Russian Literature at the University of St Andrews and has written The Poetics of Early Russian Crime Fiction, 1860-1917: Deciphering Tales of Detection and is working on a project with an author illustrator https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/~lostdetectives/
Viv Groskop is a comedian and writer whose 2018 book The Anna Karenina Fix is a bestseller in Russia

In the Free Thinking archives you can find conversations about
Russia and Fear https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0006fl6
Soviet history featuring the authors Svetlana Alexievich and Stephen Kotkin https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09d3q93
Tarkovsky's 1979 film Stalker hears research into tourism in Chernobyl https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0775023
Cundill Prize winning historian Daniel Beer, Masha Gessen and Mary Dejevsky consider Totalitarianism and Punishment
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09h659t

Producer: Luke Mulhall


WED 22:45 The Essay (m000qyz7)
The Frozen River

The Sundial

“One cannot know the rivers till one has seen them at their sources; but this journey to sources is not to be undertaken lightly… There are awakened also in oneself, by the contact, elementals that are as unpredictable as wind or snow.” - Nan Shepherd, 'The Living Mountain'.

Here was a warning that director Rob Petit chose to ignore when he began making the film Upstream together with the writer Robert Macfarlane. An aerial journey that follows the course of the River Dee in Scotland, all the way to its source high up on the Cairngorm Plateau, the highest of any river in Britain. What begins as a foolhardy adventure becomes a humble awakening to the power of wild places to transform our reality.

Adapted from Petit’s expedition diaries, the soundscape weaves together a haunting original score by Oscar-nominated composer Hauschka and spellbinding location sound from the high mountains, recorded over a period of three years. Poetry and text by Robert Macfarlane are voiced by award-winning Gaelic singer Julie Fowlis in this immersive and tonal piece of audio storytelling across five compelling episodes.

The Frozen River is a story of misread signs and missing maps, of strange ghosts and altered realities, a pilgrimage to loss… and being lost.

Written and voiced by Rob Petit

Words for “Upstream” written by Robert Macfarlane

Extracts of “Upstream” voiced by Julie Fowlis, Niall Gordàn and Robert Macfarlane

Original score by Hauschka

“Munro Bagger” written and performed by Colin Lamont

Sound design by Adam Woodhams and Steve Bond

Produced by Nicolas Jackson

An Afonica production for BBC Radio 3


WED 23:00 Night Tracks (m000kpl9)
Around midnight

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

01 00:00:10 Squarepusher
Tommib
Ensemble: Squarepusher
Duration 00:01:21

02 00:02:12 Julianna Barwick
On Hold
Performer: Julianna Barwick
Duration 00:03:03

03 00:05:14 Frédéric Chopin
Prelude in D flat major, Op.28 no.15 'Raindrop'
Performer: Murray Perahia
Duration 00:05:00

04 00:11:14 Trad.
Ave Marie 'e su rosariu
Ensemble: Cuncordu e Tenore de Orosei
Duration 00:03:59

05 00:15:14 Thomas Adès
O Albion - from Arcadiana
Ensemble: Calder Quartet
Duration 00:03:38

06 00:19:33 Kevin Seddiki
Désert
Performer: Thibault Cauvin
Performer: Erik Truffaz
Duration 00:06:02

07 00:25:34 Julia Kent
Carapace
Performer: Julia Kent
Duration 00:03:16

08 00:29:33 Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
Joy
Performer: Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
Duration 00:04:38

09 00:34:12 Raymond Scott
Sleepy Time
Performer: Raymond Scott
Duration 00:04:20

10 00:39:15 Gerald Finzi
Eclogue
Performer: Tom Poster
Orchestra: Aurora Orchestra
Conductor: Nicholas Collon
Duration 00:10:49

11 00:50:59 Hazel Dickens
Pretty Bird
Performer: Wu Fei
Performer: Abigail Washburn
Duration 00:02:39

12 00:53:40 Leafcutter John
A Slowly Growing Beautiful
Performer: Leafcutter John
Duration 00:05:50

13 00:59:58 Luigi Rossi
Orfeo 'Act 3: "Dormite, begl'occhi, dormite"
Ensemble: I Barocchisti
Choir: Coro della Radiotelevisione Svizzera
Director: Diego Fasolis
Duration 00:02:21

14 01:02:19 Matthew Halsall
Cherry Blossom
Performer: Matthew Halsall
Duration 00:07:15

15 01:10:40 Gus Teja
Dewi Sri
Performer: Gus Teja
Duration 00:02:57

16 01:13:47 María Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir
Spirals
Performer: Nordic Affect
Duration 00:06:38

17 01:20:52 Johann Sebastian Bach
Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust (Cantata No 170)
Singer: Philippe Jaroussky
Orchestra: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Conductor: Petra Müllejans
Duration 00:06:11

18 01:27:34 Lala Njava
Mosera
Performer: Lala Njava
Duration 00:02:23



THURSDAY 07 JANUARY 2021

THU 00:30 Through the Night (m000qyz9)
Mozart, Firsova and Tchaikovsky

Michail Jurowski conducts the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra. Presented by John Shea.

12:31 AM
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Overture to "The Magic Flute, K. 620
Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Michail Jurowski (conductor)

12:38 AM
Elena Firsova (b.1950)
Double Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra, op. 139 (2015)
Vadim Gluzman (violin), Johannes Moser (cello), Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Michail Jurowski (conductor)

01:02 AM
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Symphony No. 6 in B minor, op. 74 ('Pathétique')
Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Michail Jurowski (conductor)

01:51 AM
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Sinfonia Concertante (K.364)
Oyvind Bjora (violin), Ilze Klava (viola), Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Mihail Jurowski (conductor)

02:22 AM
Tomaso Albinoni (1671-1751),Remo Giazotto (1910-1998)
Adagio in G minor (arr. for organ and trumpet)
Blagoj Angelovski (trumpet), Velin Iliev (organ)

02:31 AM
Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
Eine Alpensinfonie, Op 64
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Antoni Wit (conductor)

03:21 AM
Stevan Mokranjac (1856-1914)
Da ispravitsja (Let My Prayer Arise)
RTS Choir, Bojan Sudic (conductor)

03:27 AM
John Cage (1912-1992)
In a Landscape
Fabian Ziegler (percussion)

03:37 AM
Bela Bartok (1881-1945), Leo Weiner (arranger)
Ten Excerpts from For Children, Sz 42
Camerata Zurich, Igor Karsko (conductor)

03:47 AM
Thea Musgrave (b.1928)
Loch Ness - a postcard from Scotland for orchestra
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Donald Runnicles (conductor)

03:57 AM
Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
Lindoro's cavatina 'Languir per una bella' (from L' Italiana in Algeri)
Francisco Araiza (tenor), Capella Coloniensis, Gabriele Ferro (conductor)

04:05 AM
Mikhail Glinka (1804-1857)
Trio pathetique arr. for piano trio
Trio Luwigana

04:21 AM
Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)
Le Carnaval Romain - overture (Op.9)
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Jukka-Pekka Saraste (conductor)

04:31 AM
Leo Weiner (1885-1960)
Fox Dance (from Divertimento No.1)
Concentus Hungaricus, Ildiko Hegyi (conductor)

04:34 AM
Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
Le Grand Tango
Musica Camerata Montreal

04:45 AM
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Concerto in C minor for treble recorder (RV.441)
Michael Schneider (recorder), Camerata Koln

04:56 AM
Jean Coulthard (1908-2000), Michael Conway Baker (orchestrator)
Four Irish Songs
Linda Maguire (soprano), CBC Vancouver Orchestra, Mario Bernardi (conductor)

05:05 AM
Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)
3 Motets: Ave Maria; Christus factus est; Locus iste
Sokkelund Choir, Morten Schuldt-Jensen (conductor)

05:19 AM
Graeme Koehne (b.1956)
To His servant, Bach, God Grants a Final Glimpse: The Morning Star
Guitar Trek

05:23 AM
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Presto from Sonata for violin solo no. 1 (BWV.1001) in G minor
Hilary Hahn (violin)

05:26 AM
Francesco Maria Veracini (1690-1768)
Overture VI for 2 oboes, bassoon & strings
Michael Niesemann (oboe), Alison Gangler (oboe), Adrian Rovatkay (bassoon), Musica Antiqua Koln, Reinhard Goebel (conductor)

05:37 AM
Leos Janacek (1854-1928)
Taras Bulba - rhapsody for orchestra
Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Miguel Angel Gomez Martinez (conductor)

06:02 AM
Nicolas Gombert (c.1495-c.1560)
Media vita in morte sumus a6
BBC Singers, Bo Holten (conductor)

06:09 AM
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Romeo and Juliet - fantasy overture vers. standard
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Nello Santi (conductor)


THU 06:30 Breakfast (m000qytq)
Thursday - Petroc's classical alternative

Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests, Joyful January and New Year, New Music.

Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk


THU 09:00 Essential Classics (m000qyts)
Ian Skelly

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

0915 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist.

1010 Some recommendations for contemporary classical works .

1100 Essential Five – this week we bring you five great pieces of music for the harp.

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


THU 12:00 Composer of the Week (m000fwq2)
Florence Price (1887-1953)

Florence Price battles for recognition

Donald Macleod traces Florence Price’s career as she continued to battle for recognition from within the musical establishment.

Florence Price became a highly successful classical composer, organist, pianist and teacher of music during the 20th century in America. She was the first African-American woman to be recognised as a composer of symphonic music, and also the first African-American woman to have her works performed by one of the world’s leading orchestras. In collaboration with the Arts and Humanities Research Council, BBC Radio 3 launched the Forgotten Women Composers Project. Championed by the composer and educator Shirley Thompson, Florence Price became a particular focus for the project. Scores by Florence Price were located and recorded by BBC orchestras and choirs. It will be the first time Florence Price has been featured on Composer of the Week, and the series is supplemented by many specially recorded works.

Donald Macleod continues his journey through the life and music of Florence Price during the 1930s and into the 1940s. This was a time when she’d separated from her second husband, Pusey Dell Arnet, and she was in a certain amount of financial difficulty, often needing to stay with friends. She eventually moved, with her daughters, into her own apartment in a dangerous part of Chicago. During this same period, she was the first person of colour to be invited to join the Chicago Club of Women Organists, who often gave the first performances of her works. She also became the first women of colour to join the Illinois Federation of Music Clubs, and the Musicians Club of Women. Despite these accolades, Price still battled on trying to get her music heard by a much wider audience. There is evidence of a long correspondence with Serge Koussevitzky, who conducted the Boston Symphony Orchestra at the time. Price, in a number of rather curt letters, asked Koussevitzky to take a look at her scores, and to consider them on their own merit, looking beyond the fact that she was a woman and black. Eleanor Roosevelt did come to the rescue, complimenting Price in the press for her third symphony.

Suite for Organ No 1 (Toccata)
Kimberly Marshall, organ

Sonata in E minor (Andante)
Althea Waites, piano

Sympathy
Louise Toppin, soprano
John O’Brien, piano

The Glory of the day was in her face
Jay A. Pierson, baritone
John O’Brien, piano

Resignation
BBC Singers
Benjamin Nicholas, conductor

Symphony No 3
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Valentina Peleggi, conductor

Produced by Luke Whitlock for BBC Wales.


THU 13:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (m000qytv)
Belfast International Arts Festival 2020 (3/4)

John Toal introduces performances from the acclaimed Doric Quartet and the award-winning cellist Leonard Elschenbroich. The recitals were recorded in St. Mark’s Church of Ireland in the east of the city: the church in which CS Lewis was baptised, where his parents were married and his grandfather was rector.

Presented by John Toal.

Featuring music by JS Bach and Sibelius.

JS Bach: Sarabandes from Six Suites for unaccompanied Cello, BWV 1007-1012
Leonard Elschenbroich (cello)

Sibelius: Voces intimae, Op. 56
Doric Quartet


THU 14:00 Afternoon Concert (m000qyty)
Opera Matinee: Bellini's Norma from the Hamburg State Opera

Tom McKinney with the 2020 production of Bellini's "Norma" from the Hamburg State Opera, conducted by Matteo Baltrami and with Marina Rebeka in the title role of the doomed Druid priestess.

Vincenzo Bellini: Norma

Marina Rebeka, soprano (Norma)
Marcelo Puente, tenor (Pollione)
Diana Haller, mezzo-soprano (Adalgisa)
Liang Li, bass (Oroveso)
Gabriele Rossmanith, soprano (Clotilde)
Dongwon Kang, tenor (Flavio)

Hamburg State Opera Chorus
Hamburg State Philharmonic Orchestra
Matteo Baltrami, conductor

Following this afternoon's opera matinee, we return to this week's featured orchestra - the NDR Elbphilharmonie, and part of a concert they gave in January 2019 which showcased excerpts from Richard Wagner's operas. Here, soprano Nina Stemme joins the orchestra for three excerpts from Gotterdammerung.

Wagner: Siegfried’s Rhine Journey; Siegfried’s Funeral March; Brunnhilde’s Final Scene [Gotterdammerung]

Nina Stemme, soprano
NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra
Marek Janowski, conductor


THU 17:00 In Tune (m000qyv2)
David Le Page

Sean Rafferty with music and conversation with some of the world's finest musicians.


THU 19:00 In Tune Mixtape (m000qyv6)
In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.


THU 19:30 Radio 3 in Concert (m000qyvb)
Bergen Philharmonic plays Mahler's Second Symphony

Fiona Talkington presents one of the highlights of last year's concert season.

Soprano Miah Persson and mezzo-soprano Lise Davidsen join the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra for a performance of Gustav Mahler's hugely emotive Symphony No.2 - The Resurrection.

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No.2 in C minor, "Resurrection"

Miah Persson, soprano
Lisa Davidsen, mezzo-soprano
Edvard Grieg Kor
Collegium Musicum Bergen
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Edward Gardner, conductor

Concert given Grieg Hall in Bergen, Norway in September 2019.


THU 22:00 Free Thinking (m000qyvg)
Aphra Behn

From spy to one of the first professional woman writers in Britain - Aphra Behn was a prolific playwright, poet, translator and fiction writer in the Restoration period. Claire Bowditch has spent years comparing different printed versions of her dramas to work out what were printer errors and how involved was Aphra Behn in the printing process. Annalisa Nicholson is researching a French salon in London created by the French noblewoman Hortense Mancini - whom Behn dedicated a play to. Is this evidence of a relationship between them? Tom Charlton looks at the politics of the period and Behn's loyalty to the Stuart crown. John Gallagher hosts the conversation.

Producer: Ruth Watts


THU 22:45 The Essay (m000qyvl)
The Frozen River

Garbh Choire

“One cannot know the rivers till one has seen them at their sources; but this journey to sources is not to be undertaken lightly… There are awakened also in oneself, by the contact, elementals that are as unpredictable as wind or snow.” - Nan Shepherd, 'The Living Mountain'.

Here was a warning that director Rob Petit chose to ignore when he began making the film Upstream together with the writer Robert Macfarlane. An aerial journey that follows the course of the River Dee in Scotland, all the way to its source high up on the Cairngorm Plateau, the highest of any river in Britain. What begins as a foolhardy adventure becomes a humble awakening to the power of wild places to transform our reality.

Adapted from Petit’s expedition diaries, the soundscape weaves together a haunting original score by Oscar-nominated composer Hauschka and spellbinding location sound from the high mountains, recorded over a period of three years. Poetry and text by Robert Macfarlane are voiced by award-winning Gaelic singer Julie Fowlis in this immersive and tonal piece of audio storytelling across five compelling episodes.

The Frozen River is a story of misread signs and missing maps, of strange ghosts and altered realities, a pilgrimage to loss… and being lost.

Written and voiced by Rob Petit

Words for “Upstream” written by Robert Macfarlane

Extracts of “Upstream” voiced by Julie Fowlis, Niall Gordàn and Robert Macfarlane

Original score by Hauschka

“Munro Bagger” written and performed by Colin Lamont

Sound design by Adam Woodhams and Steve Bond

Produced by Nicolas Jackson

An Afonica production for BBC Radio 3


THU 23:00 The Night Tracks Mix (m000knfr)
Music for the darkling hour

Sara Mohr-Pietsch with a magical sonic journey for late-night listening.

01 00:01:05 yu-chi
Toy Joy
Performer: yu-chi
Duration 00:02:45

02 00:03:47 Gabriel Fauré
Piano Trio in D minor, Op.120 (2nd mvt)
Performer: Gil Shaham
Performer: Akira Eguchi
Performer: Brinton Smith
Duration 00:09:27

03 00:13:17 Trad.
Tyttörinki
Performer: Kardemimmit
Music Arranger: Kardemimmit
Duration 00:03:46

04 00:17:04 Ole Bull
I Ensomme Stunde
Performer: Arve Tellefsen
Duration 00:02:10

05 00:19:16 Mary Lattimore
It feels LIke Floating
Performer: Hundreds of Days
Duration 00:05:24

06 00:24:41 Victor Young
My Foolish Heart
Ensemble: Bill Evans Trio
Duration 00:04:40


THU 23:30 Unclassified (m000n6x6)
Elizabeth Alker with music that defies classification, including the latest releases and exclusive previews.

Unclassified is a late night listening party, a place for curious ears to congregate, disconnect from all other devices and get lost in some soothing, serene and strange new sounds. It's a home for composers whose work cannot easily be categorised, artists who are as comfortable in a grimy basement venue as they are in a prestigious concert hall.

01 00:06:11 Shida Shahabi
Lake on Fire - Interlude and Main Theme
Performer: Shida Shahabi
Duration 00:04:26

02 00:10:39 Dime Lifters
Wedding
Performer: Dime Lifters
Duration 00:05:05

03 00:15:43 Simeon Walker
Captive
Performer: Simeon Walker
Performer: Josh Semans
Duration 00:06:20

04 00:22:03 Akiyuki Okayasu
Outlines
Performer: Shin Sasakubo
Performer: Akiyuki Okayasu
Duration 00:04:44

05 00:26:47 Dan Deacon
Adriane in Wonderland
Performer: Dan Deacon
Duration 00:06:35

06 00:33:24 Alison Cotton
In Solitude I Will fade Away
Performer: Alison Cotton
Duration 00:02:29

07 00:35:54 Alexandra Hamilton-Ayres
Sink Into Another World
Performer: Alexandra Hamilton-Ayres
Duration 00:05:52

08 00:42:18 Fadi Tabbal
The New and Improved Guide to Birdwatching Vol. 3
Performer: Fadi Tabbal
Duration 00:05:45

09 00:48:04 Daniel Thorne (artist)
Fear of Floating
Performer: Daniel Thorne
Duration 00:07:06

10 00:55:10 Delmer Darion
Television
Performer: Delmer Darion
Duration 00:04:39



FRIDAY 08 JANUARY 2021

FRI 00:30 Through the Night (m000qyvv)
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Mozart's Clarinet Quintet and Tchaikovsky's Souvenir de Florence performed by Members of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. Presented by John Shea.

12:31 AM
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Clarinet Quintet in A major, K.581
Sang-Yoon Kim (clarinet), Steven Copes (violin), Eunice Kim (violin), Maiya Papach (viola), Sarah Lewis (cello)

01:02 AM
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Souvenir de Florence, Op.70
Ruggero Allifranchini (violin), Maureen Nelson (violin), Maiya Papach (viola), Hyobi Sim (viola), Julie Albers (cello), Joshua Koestenbaum (cello)

01:39 AM
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Symphony No 4 in A major 'Italian', Op 90
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Nello Santi (conductor)

02:09 AM
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Seven Songs
Barbara Hendricks (soprano), Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)

02:31 AM
Ilmari Hannikainen (1892-1955)
Piano Concerto, Op 7
Arto Satukangas (piano), Helsinki Radio Symphony Orchestra, Petri Sakari (conductor)

03:05 AM
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c.1590-1664)
Missa in duplicibus minoribus II
Maîtrise de Garçons de Colmar, Ensemble Gilles Binchois, Ensemble Cantus Figuratus der Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, Dominique Vellard (director)

03:39 AM
Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
Traumerei am Kamin: Symphonic interlude no.2 from Intermezzo, Op 72
Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Davis (conductor)

03:47 AM
Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
Polonaise for piano in F sharp minor, Op 44
W.S. Heo (piano)

03:57 AM
Cipriano de Rore (c1515-1565)
Madrigal - Alma susanna (1568)
Consort of Musicke, Anthony Rooley (director)

04:02 AM
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Concerto for 2 violins and string orchestra (BWV.1043) in D minor
Espen Lilleslatten (violin), Renata Arado (violin), Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Ivor Bolton (conductor)

04:18 AM
Johann Christoph Pezel (1639-1694)
Four Intradas for brass
Hungarian Brass Ensemble

04:25 AM
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895-1968)
Tarantella, Op 87b
Tomaz Rajteric (guitar)

04:31 AM
Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Chacony in G minor, Z730
Psophos Quartet

04:39 AM
Eugen Suchon (1908-1993)
Sinfonietta
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mario Kosik (conductor)

04:52 AM
Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
4 Psalms for baritone and mixed voices, Op 74 (excerpts)
Norwegian Soloists' Choir, Grete Helgerod (conductor)

05:06 AM
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)
Capriccio espagnol, Op 34
Baltic Sea Youth Philharmonic, Kristjan Järvi (conductor)

05:20 AM
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Minuet from Petite Suite
Jan-Erik Gustafsson (cello), Heini Karkkainen (piano)

05:23 AM
Percy Grainger (1882-1961)
Hill-Song No.2
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Geoffrey Simon (conductor)

05:28 AM
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
String Quartet No.62 in C Major, Op.76'3 'Emperor'
Sebastian String Quartet

05:53 AM
Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
Symphony No.8 in G major (Op.88)
Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Bernhard Gueller (conductor)


FRI 06:30 Breakfast (m000qwhf)
Friday - Petroc's classical mix

Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests, the Friday Poem and New Year, New Music.

Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk


FRI 09:00 Essential Classics (m000qwhk)
Ian Skelly

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

0915 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist.

1010 Some recommendations for contemporary classical works .

1100 Essential Five – this week we bring you five great pieces of music for the harp.

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


FRI 12:00 Composer of the Week (m000fxwr)
Florence Price (1887-1953)

Price plans to visit Europe

Donald Macleod explores how Florence Price's health affected her career during her final years.

Florence Price became a highly successful classical composer, organist, pianist and teacher of music during the 20th century in America. She was the first African-American woman to be recognised as a composer of symphonic music, and also the first African-American woman to have her works performed by one of the world’s leading orchestras. In collaboration with the Arts and Humanities Research Council, BBC Radio 3 launched the Forgotten Women Composers Project. Championed by the composer and educator Shirley Thompson, Florence Price became a particular focus for the project. Scores by Florence Price were located and recorded by BBC orchestras and choirs. It will be the first time Florence Price has been featured on Composer of the Week, and the series is supplemented by many specially recorded works.

In her final decade, Florence Price continued to be a prolific composer and teacher of music. At one time, when she was living in the Abraham Lincoln Centre in Chicago, she had more than a hundred students. In 1940, Price was honoured at a convention by Marian MacDowell for her professional achievements and commitment to the cause of black music, and a decade later, Price’s fame had spread abroad, with Sir John Barbirolli requesting a concert overture for the Hallé Orchestra to perform. It was around this time that Price started to plan a trip to Europe. Due to poor health, she was unable to attend the premiere with the Hallé. Price did however plan another trip to Europe with a friend, but before they were set to embark on a ship, Price went into hospital and later died.

The Goblin and the Mosquito
Michael Lewin, piano

Concert Overture No 2
BBC Concert Orchestra
Jane Glover, conductor

Five Folksongs in Counterpoint (Drink to me only with thine eyes)
Apollo Chamber Players

Night
Pamela Dillard, mezzo-soprano
Vivian Taylor, piano

My Soul’s Been Anchored in the Lord
Pamela Dillard, mezzo-soprano
Vivian Taylor, piano

Violin Concerto No 1 in D major
Er-Gene Kahng, violin
Janacek Philharmonic
Ryan Cockerham, conductor

Produced by Luke Whitlock for BBC Wales.


FRI 13:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (m000qwhp)
Belfast International Arts Festival 2020 (4/4)

John Toal introduces a recital from the acclaimed pianist Martin James Bartlett – winner of BBC Young Musician in 2014. It was recorded in St. Mark’s Church of Ireland in the east of the city: the church in which CS Lewis was baptised, where his parents were married and his grandfather was rector.

Presented by John Toal.

Music includes works by Rachmaninov and Gershwin.

Bach/Busoni: Ich Ruf zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ
Bach/Hess: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Schumann/Liszt: Widmung
Wagner/Liszt: Isolde’s Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde

Rachmaninov:
Prelude in B minor, Op. 32 No.10
Prelude in G Major, Op. 32 No 5
Prelude in G Sharp minor, Op. 32 No. 12 Vocalise, Op.34 No.14 (arr. Wild)
Where Beauty Dwells, Op. 21 No.7 (arr. Wild)
Polka de W.R.

Gershwin: The Man I Love
Gershwin (arr. Wild): Embraceable You
Gershwin: I Got Rhythm
Martin James Bartlett (piano)


FRI 14:00 Afternoon Concert (m000qwhs)
BBC Philharmonic, live from Salford Quays

Tom McKinney introduces a live concert from MediaCity UK, featuring the BBC Philharmonic under conductor Ludovic Morlot in music by Koechlin and Honegger.

Charles Koechlin: Partita for chamber orchestra
Arthur Honegger: Concerto da Camera
Arthur Honegger: Symphony No.2

Alex Jakeman (flute)
Gillian Callow (cor anglais)
BBC Philharmonic
Ludovic Morlot (conductor)

Following this live broadcast we return to this week's featured orchestra - the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, Hamburg. Krzysztof Urbaniak takes up the baton for a performance of Shostakovich's 4th Symphony in a concert recorded in February 2019.

Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No.4 in C minor, Op.43

NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra
Krzysztof Urbaniak, conductor


FRI 16:30 The Listening Service (m000b6ff)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Sunday]


FRI 17:00 In Tune (m000qwhx)
Paul Lewis and Linda Richardson

Sean Rafferty is joined by special guest Paul Lewis, who plays live.


FRI 19:00 In Tune Mixtape (m000qwj1)
In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.


FRI 19:30 Radio 3 in Concert (m000qwj5)
Rotterdam Philharmonic

American pianist Emanuel Ax plays Brahms' First Piano Concerto, and Lahav Shani conducts Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra in a concert recorded in December 2019.

A rising star, Shani is chief conductor of the Rotterdam Philharmonic and soon starts his tenure as music director of the Israel Philharmonic

Presented by Fiona Talkington

7.30pm
Brahms: Piano Concerto no.1 in D minor

8.25pm
Interval
Mozart: Trio in E flat "Kegelstatt"
Richard Stoltzman, clarinet
Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Emanuel Ax, piano

8.45pm
Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra

Emanuel Ax, piano
Rotterdam Philharmonic
Lahav Shani, conductor


FRI 22:00 The Verb (m000qwj9)
Optimism in Stories for Children - Experiments in Living

Ian McMillan - with Frank Cottrell Boyce, Gaia Vince and Smriti Halls on optimism in writing aimed at children.


FRI 22:45 The Essay (m000qwjf)
The Frozen River

The Wells of Dee

“One cannot know the rivers till one has seen them at their sources; but this journey to sources is not to be undertaken lightly… There are awakened also in oneself, by the contact, elementals that are as unpredictable as wind or snow.” - Nan Shepherd, 'The Living Mountain'.

Here was a warning that director Rob Petit chose to ignore when he began making the film Upstream together with the writer Robert Macfarlane. An aerial journey that follows the course of the River Dee in Scotland, all the way to its source high up on the Cairngorm Plateau, the highest of any river in Britain. What begins as a foolhardy adventure becomes a humble awakening to the power of wild places to transform our reality.

Adapted from Petit’s expedition diaries, the soundscape weaves together a haunting original score by Oscar-nominated composer Hauschka and spellbinding location sound from the high mountains, recorded over a period of three years. Poetry and text by Robert Macfarlane are voiced by award-winning Gaelic singer Julie Fowlis in this immersive and tonal piece of audio storytelling across five compelling episodes.

The Frozen River is a story of misread signs and missing maps, of strange ghosts and altered realities, a pilgrimage to loss… and being lost.

Written and voiced by Rob Petit

Words for “Upstream” written by Robert Macfarlane

Extracts of “Upstream” voiced by Julie Fowlis, Niall Gordàn and Robert Macfarlane

Original score by Hauschka

“Munro Bagger” written and performed by Colin Lamont

Sound design by Adam Woodhams and Steve Bond

Produced by Nicolas Jackson

An Afonica production for BBC Radio 3


FRI 23:00 Late Junction (m000qwjl)
Songs of Apocalyptic Hope

Verity Sharp shares some of the first releases of the year from the realm of the adventurous. Starting with music from Acocope, the name of a new C.A.N.V.A.S compilation that invites artists to deconstruct pop in the spirit of apocalyptic hope. Elvin Bradhi, Lugh and Olan Monk have invited CURL’s Alpha Maid and Nadah El Shazly, among others, to come together to make a ‘greatest hits of a half-remembered era of reduced attention spans and blown out pop nihilism’. We feature Alpha Maid’s take on the theme.

Also on the programme: a new release from Ghanaian band Alostmen, whose music is based on the Frafra tradition of the kologo, a stringed lute; an unsettling take on the wassail tradition from Kemper Norton to see in the new year; and a brand new release from ‘experimental metal’ duo Senyawa. Senyawa’s new album combines animist mythology, guttural throat singing and traditional Indonesian instrumentation.

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 (m000qxwh)

Afternoon Concert 14:00 TUE (m000qwfg)

Afternoon Concert 14:00 WED (m000qyys)

Afternoon Concert 14:00 THU (m000qyty)

Afternoon Concert 14:00 FRI (m000qwhs)

Between the Ears 18:45 SUN (m000qyhz)

Breakfast 07:00 SAT (m000qy2t)

Breakfast 07:00 SUN (m000qyhp)

Breakfast 06:30 MON (m000qxw8)

Breakfast 06:30 TUE (m000qwf2)

Breakfast 06:30 WED (m000qyyk)

Breakfast 06:30 THU (m000qytq)

Breakfast 06:30 FRI (m000qwhf)

Choral Evensong 15:00 SUN (m000qmhr)

Choral Evensong 15:30 WED (m000qyyv)

Composer of the Week 12:00 MON (m000fzdt)

Composer of the Week 12:00 TUE (m000fwdz)

Composer of the Week 12:00 WED (m000fwrm)

Composer of the Week 12:00 THU (m000fwq2)

Composer of the Week 12:00 FRI (m000fxwr)

Drama on 3 19:30 SUN (m0000nkq)

Early Music Now 16:30 MON (m000qxwk)

Essential Classics 09:00 MON (m000qxwb)

Essential Classics 09:00 TUE (m000qwf6)

Essential Classics 09:00 WED (m000qyym)

Essential Classics 09:00 THU (m000qyts)

Essential Classics 09:00 FRI (m000qwhk)

Free Thinking 22:00 TUE (m000qwfq)

Free Thinking 22:00 WED (m000qyz5)

Free Thinking 22:00 THU (m000qyvg)

Freeness 00:00 SUN (m000qy3v)

In Tune Mixtape 19:00 MON (m000qxwp)

In Tune Mixtape 19:00 TUE (m0000hpd)

In Tune Mixtape 19:00 WED (m0000khb)

In Tune Mixtape 19:00 THU (m000qyv6)

In Tune Mixtape 19:00 FRI (m000qwj1)

In Tune 17:00 MON (m000qxwm)

In Tune 17:00 TUE (m000qwfj)

In Tune 17:00 WED (m000qyyz)

In Tune 17:00 THU (m000qyv2)

In Tune 17:00 FRI (m000qwhx)

Inside Music 13:00 SAT (m000qy32)

J to Z 17:00 SAT (m000qy3g)

Jazz Record Requests 16:00 SUN (m000qyhw)

Late Junction 23:00 FRI (m000qwjl)

Music Matters 22:00 MON (m000qj1w)

Music Planet 16:00 SAT (m000qy3b)

New Generation Artists 16:30 WED (m000qyyx)

New Music Show 22:00 SAT (m000qy3q)

Night Tracks 23:00 MON (m000kn8w)

Night Tracks 23:00 TUE (m000kpgt)

Night Tracks 23:00 WED (m000kpl9)

Opera on 3 18:30 SAT (m000qy3l)

Private Passions 12:00 SUN (m000qyht)

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert 13:00 SUN (m000p01f)

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert 13:00 MON (m000qxwf)

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert 13:00 TUE (m000qwfb)

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert 13:00 WED (m000qyyq)

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert 13:00 THU (m000qytv)

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert 13:00 FRI (m000qwhp)

Radio 3 in Concert 19:30 MON (m000qxwr)

Radio 3 in Concert 19:30 TUE (m000qwfn)

Radio 3 in Concert 19:30 WED (m000qyz3)

Radio 3 in Concert 19:30 THU (m000qyvb)

Radio 3 in Concert 19:30 FRI (m000qwj5)

Record Review Extra 21:00 SUN (m000qyj1)

Record Review 09:00 SAT (m000qy2z)

Slow Radio 23:30 SUN (m000fftb)

Sound of Cinema 15:00 SAT (m000qy36)

Sounds Connected 00:00 MON (m000qyj3)

Sunday Feature 11:45 SAT (m0008gly)

Sunday Feature 19:15 SUN (m00061ly)

Sunday Morning 09:00 SUN (m000qyhr)

The Early Music Show 14:00 SUN (m000qzk6)

The Essay 22:45 MON (m000qxww)

The Essay 22:45 TUE (m000qwfs)

The Essay 22:45 WED (m000qyz7)

The Essay 22:45 THU (m000qyvl)

The Essay 22:45 FRI (m000qwjf)

The Listening Service 17:00 SUN (m000b6ff)

The Listening Service 16:30 FRI (m000b6ff)

The Night Tracks Mix 23:00 THU (m000knfr)

The Verb 22:00 FRI (m000qwj9)

This Classical Life 12:30 SAT (m000dhs1)

Through the Night 01:00 SAT (m000qndb)

Through the Night 01:00 SUN (m000qy3z)

Through the Night 00:30 MON (m000qyj5)

Through the Night 00:30 TUE (m000qxx0)

Through the Night 00:30 WED (m000qwfw)

Through the Night 00:30 THU (m000qyz9)

Through the Night 00:30 FRI (m000qyvv)

Unclassified 23:30 THU (m000n6x6)

Words and Music 17:30 SUN (b0801l4n)