SAT 01:00 Through the Night (b008qk6l)
With Jonathan Swain.

Grieg, Edvard (1843-1907): Symphonic Dance No 2, Op 64
Halvorsen, Johan (1864-1935): Norwegian Rhapsody No 1
Norwegian Radio Orchestra
Ingar Bergby (conductor)

Debussy, Claude (1862-1918): Images for Orchestra
Norwegian Radio Orchestra
Ion Marin (conductor)

Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827): Quartet for strings in C sharp minor, Op 131
Paizo Quartet

Schubert, Franz (1797-1828): Piano Sonata in B flat, D 960
Naum Grubert (piano)

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791), compl. Sussmayr: Requiem in D minor, K626
Elizabeth Poole (soprano)
Lynette Alcantara (mezzo-soprano)
Andrew Murgatroyd (tenor)
Edward Price (bass)
BBC Singers
BBC Concert Orchestra
Stephen Cleobury (conductor)

Dvorak, Antonin (1841-1904): Slavonic Dance No 10 in E minor, Op 72
BBC Concert Orchestra
Barry Wordsworth (conductor)

Prokofiev, Sergei (1891-1953): Nocturne, Op 43 No 2
Roger Woodward (piano)

Berlioz, Hector (1803-1869): Le carnaval romain, Op 9
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Jukka-Pekka Saraste (conductor)

Bach, Johann Christian (1735-1782): Quintet in F for flute, oboe, violin, viola and continuo, Op 11 No 3
Les Adieux

Poulenc, Francis (1899-1963), orch. Lennox Berkeley: Flute Sonata (1956)
Emmanuel Pahud (flute)
Suisse Romande Orchestra
Enrique Garcia Asensio (conductor)

Verdi, Giuseppe (1813-1901): Overture (The Sicilian Vespers)
Orchestre du Conservatoire de musique du Quebec
Raffi Armenian (conductor).

SAT 05:00 Through the Night (b008qk6m)
Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain.

Castello, Dario (first half of c.17th): Sonata IV for two violins and continuo (Venice 1629)
Il Giardino Armonico

Mendelssohn, Felix (1809-1847): Hora est (antiphon and responsorium)
Denis Comtet (organ)
Radio France Chorus
Donald Palumbo (conductor)

Kodaly, Zoltan (1882-1967): Sonatina for cello and piano
Laszlo Mezo (cello)
Lorant Szucs (piano)

Strauss, Richard (1864-1949), arr. Franz Hasenohrl: Till Eulenspiegel – einmal anders!
Festival Ensemble of the Festival of the Sound
James Campbell (conductor)

Verdi, Giuseppe (1813-1901): Ecco l'orrido campo... Ma dall'arido (Un ballo in maschera, Act 2)
Galina Savova (soprano)
Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra
Antoni Ros-Marba (conductor)

Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel (1714-1788): Sonata in D minor, Wq 62 No 15
Gonny van der Maten (organ)

Sweelinck, Jan Pieterszoon (1562-1621): Psalm 99
Netherlands Chamber Choir
Peter Phillips (conductor)

Dvorak, Antonin (1841-1904): Overture (The King and the Charcoal Burner)
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Stefan Robl (conductor)

Monteverdi, Claudio (1567-1643): Vespro della Beata Vergine
Elisabetta Tiso, Monica Piccinini, Lia Serafini (sopranos)
Carlos Mena (countertenor)
Lambert Climent, Lluis Vilamajo, Francesc Garrigosa (tenors)
Furio Zanasi (baritone)
Antonio Abete, Daniele Carnovich (basses)
La Capella Reial de Catalunya
Hesperion XXI
Jordi Savall (conductor)

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791): Symphony No 36 in C, K 425 (Linz)
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Bertrand de Billy (conductor).

SAT 07:00 Breakfast (b008sbr1)
Including from 7.00am

Rossini: Overture (Bianca e Falliero)
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Neville Marriner (conductor)

Beethoven: Cello Sonata in C, Op 102 No 1
Yo Yo Ma (cello)
Emmanuel Ax (piano)

From 8.00am

Telemann: Flute Sonata in G
Musica Antiqua Koln
Reinhart Goebbel (conductor)

Dvorak: The Water Goblin
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Rafael Kubelik (conductor).

SAT 09:00 CD Review (b008sbr2)
Building a Library: Wagner: Götterdammerung

Andrew McGregor introduces Radio 3's weekly programme devoted to all that's new in the world of recorded music.

Building a Library:
Wagner: Götterdammerung

Reviewer - John Deathridge

First choice:

Siegfried - Wolfgang Windgassen; Brunnhilde - Birgit Nilsson; Alberich - Gustav Neidlinger; Hagen - Gottlob Frick; Gutrune - Claire Watson; Gunther - Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau; Waltraute - Christa Ludwig; Woglinde - Luicia Popp; Wellgunde - Gwyneth Jones; Flosshilde - Maureen Guy; 1 Norn - Helen Watts; 2 Norn - Grace Hoffman; 3 Norn - Anita Valkki
Vienna Philharmonic, Sir Georg Solti (conductor)
Decca 455 5692 (4 CDs, Mid Price)

CD Review BAL Catalogue Data

SAT 12:15 Music Feature (b008thx8)
Rolls, Records and the Return of Myra Hess

...of Myra Hess. When the playing of the late Myra Hess in one of her famous wartime performances returned to the National Gallery last November thanks to the wonders of a piano roll, it was undeniably a concert with a difference. Christopher Cook tells the story of the multi-million pound player-piano industry with the help of enthusiasts and performers, and discovers how these remarkable instruments found their way from the bars and brothels of America to the homes of British high society.

SAT 13:00 The Early Music Show (b008sbr4)
What is Baroque?

Catherine Bott braves the traffic of London EC4 armed with her trusty record collection to ponder the question, what is Baroque?


Matthew Locke: Dance from Psyche
New London Consort / Philip Pickett
L'Oiseau-Lyre 444 336-2
Track 30

Handel: Overture from Rinaldo
Academy of Ancient Music / Christopher Hogwood
Decca 467 087-2
CD1 Track 1

Monteverdi: Nisi Dominus from Vespers
New London Consort / Phillip Pickett
Decca 425 823-2
CD1 Track 15

Purcell: Ground in D minor
Richard Egarr (harpsichord)
Track 26

Uccellini: Sonata quarto
Rachel Podger (violin) / William Carter (theorbo)
Track 3

Bach: Concerto for harpsichord and strings in D Minor BWV1050
The English Concert / Trevor Pinnock
Decca 415 991-2
Tracks 1-3

Rameau: Platee
Gilles Ragon (Platee ) / Vincent le Texier (Jupiter) / Les Musiciens du Louvre / Marc Minkowski
Erato 2292-45028-2
CD2 Track 3 (Act 2 scene 3)

Producer: Sam Phillips
BBC Manchester

SAT 14:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (b008sbr5)
Verity Sharp presents another chance to hear the Guarneri Quartet in a concert given last Monday lunchtime at the Wigmore Hall, London.

Haydn: String Quartet in D, H III 34
Smetana: String Quartet No 1 in E minor (From My Life).

SAT 15:00 World Routes (b008sbr6)
World Routes recalls the mud and the music at last summer's WOMAD Festival.

2/2. Lucy Duran introduces fado singer Mariza playing on the Open Air stage, bluesman Taj Mahal and a solo performance by vocal artist Sheila Chandra from the Siam Tent, plus Finnish folk fiddlers Frigg from the Radio 3 stage.

SAT 16:00 Jazz Line-Up (b008sc2n)
Presented by Julian Joseph.

Including a preview of Jazz on a Winter's Weekend, which takes place in Southport. Plus Stan Tracey at 81, featuring an in-depth conversation with Stan, who was recently awarded a CBE in the New Year's Honours list.

SAT 17:30 Jazz Record Requests (b008sc2p)
Geoffrey Smith presents a selection of listeners' jazz requests. Email

SAT 18:30 Opera on 3 (b008sc2q)
Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Considered the most popular comic opera of all time, Rossini's opera features the composer at his most exhilarating. Figaro helps Count Almaviva win the hand of the lovely Rosina. But first the Count and his trusty barber must stop her guardian, Doctor Bartolo, from marrying her himself.

Rosina ...... Elina Garanca (mezzo-soprano)
Count Almaviva ...... Jose Manuel Zapata (tenor)
Figaro ...... Franco Vassallo (baritone)
Dr Bartolo ...... Bruno Pratico (bass-baritone)
Don Basilio ...... Peter Rose (bass)
Berta ...... Jennifer Check (soprano)
Sergeant ...... Mark Schowalter (tenor)
Fiorello ...... John Moore (baritone)
Ambrogio ...... Rob Besserer (bass)
Chorus and Orchestra of New York Metropolitan Opera
Frederic Chaslin (conductor).

SAT 22:00 Between the Ears (b008sc2r)
Behind God's Back

Nagyrev was a sleepy village in a remote part of Hungary - until a spate of mysterious poisonings made it big news. Nearly 50 of the town's men lay prematurely dead in the cemetery. Their bodies were found to be full of arsenic - and the suspects were their wives.

What caused the women of Nagyrev to poison their husbands? Was it, as commentators at the time suggested, the impact of World War I or of social change? Was it revenge for their husbands' drinking and violence?

The programme reconstructs the facts of a baffling mass-murder with archives from the trial, press reports and the memories of one Nagyrev resident still living who remembers the case.

SAT 22:30 Hear and Now (b008sc2s)
Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 2007

Episode 4

Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 2007

Robert Worby introduces highlights from the festival.

4/5. Featuring music from Ensemble Mosaik and highlights of Ensemble MAE's concert focusing on the work of the pioneering American composer Robert Ashley.

Robert Ashley: Hidden Similarities; Outcome Inevitable.
Ensemble MAE
Robert Ashley (conductor)

Sandoval: Mosaicos
Ensemble Mosaik
Carlos Sandoval (conductor)

Finnendahl: Schnitt/Stelle (version 4)
Ensemble Mosaik
Orm Finnendahl (conductor)

Wertmueller: DECORPOREAL
Ensemble Mosaik
Michael Wertmueller (conductor)

Robert Ashley: Love is a Good Example
Robert Ashley.


SUN 00:00 The Early Music Show (b007l6f5)
Lucie Skeaping features the music of the Lincolnshire-born composer and church musician John Taverner.

Unequalled among English musicians of his time, he combined the florid writing of the late-medieval period with newer continental Renaissance influences.

SUN 01:00 Through the Night (b008sc4z)
With John Shea.

Liszt, Franz (1811-1886)
Reminiscences de Don Juan for piano, S 418
Shura Cherkassky (piano)

Prokofiev, Sergey (1891-1953)
Piano Sonata No 7 in B flat, Op 83
Shura Cherkassky (piano)

Chopin, Fryderyk (1810-1849)
Piano Sonata No 2 in B flat minor, Op 35
Shura Cherkassky (piano)

Hofmann, Jozef Kazimierz (1876-1957)
Kaleidoskop (Charakterskizzen), Op 40 No 4
Shura Cherkassky (piano)

Mendelssohn, Felix (1809-1847)
Oratorio St Paul, Op 36
Annegeer Stumphius (soprano)
Catherine Patriasz (alto)
Hans Peter Blochwitz (tenor)
Ivor Spaulding (bass)
Netherlands Radio Choir
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
Kenneth Montgomery (conductor)

Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750)
Prelude and Fugue in C minor, BWV 546
Leo van Doeselaar (organ)

Jarzebski, Adam (1590-1649)
Venite exsultemus: Concerto à 2
Bruce Dickey (cornetto)
Alberto Grazzi (bassoon)
Michael Fentross (theorbo)
Jacques Ogg (organ)

Scacchi, Marco (1602-1662)
Cantate Domino
Kai Wessel (alto)
Krzysztof Szmyt (tenor)
Dirk Snellings (bass)
Il Tempo

Saint-Saens, Camille (1835-1921)
Introduction and rondo capriccioso, Op 28
Moshe Hammer (violin)
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
Kazuhiro Koizumi (conductor)

Rachmaninov, Sergey (1873-1943), arr. Lucien Cailliet (1891-1985)
Prelude in C sharp minor, Op 3 No 2
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Sergiu Commissiona (conductor)

Chopin, Fryderyk (1810-1849)
Two Nocturnes, Op 32
Kevin Kenner (piano).

SUN 05:00 Through the Night (b008sc50)
Through the Night

With John Shea.

Feremans, Gaston (1907-1964)
Preludium and fughetta (The Bronze Heart)
Flemish Radio Orchestra
Jan Latham-Koenig (conductor)

Sjogren, Emil (1853-1918)
Prelude and Fugue in C for organ, No 3 (Op.posth)
Ralph Gustafsson (organ)

Bach, Georg Christoph (1642-1703)
Siehe, wie fein und lieblich ist es – vocal concerto
Paul Elliott and Hein Meens (tenors)
Stephen Varcoe (bass)
Musica Antiqua Koln
Reinhard Goebel (director)

Philips, Peter (c.1560-1628)
Jenkins, John (1592-1678)
Mark Levy (conductor)

Jongen, Joseph (1873-1953)
Elegie nocturnale (Tres modere), Op 95 No 1
Grumiaux Trio

Swider, Jozef (b.1930)
Piesn (Song) and Moja piosnka (My Song) (10 Songs to Lyrics by Polish Poets)
Polish Radio Choir
Wlodzimierz Siedlik (conductor)

Rozycki, Ludomir (1884-1953)
Stanczyk – Symphoni Scherzo, Op 1
National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Janusz Przbylski (conductor)

Pezel, Johann Christoph (1639-1694)
Four Intradas
Hungarian Brass Ensemble

Turina, Joaquin (1882-1949)
Danzas fantasticas, Op 22
The West Australian Symphony Orchestra
Jorge Mester (conductor)

Arriaga, Juan Cristosomo (1806-1826)
Stabat Mater
Grieg Academy Choir
Bergen Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra
Juanjo Mena (conductor)

Rodrigo, Joaquin (1901-1999)
Concierto Serenata (1952)
Nicanor Zabaleta (harp)
Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra
Gennady Rozhdestvensky (conductor)

Tchaikovsky, Peter Il'yich (1840-1893)
Wojewode, symphonic ballad, Op 78
Olso Philharmonic Orchestra
Jukka-Pekka Saraste (conductor).

SUN 07:00 Breakfast (b008sc51)
Including from 7.00am

Ravel: Jeux d'eaux
Tzimon Barto (piano)

Bach: Concerto in A for oboe d'amore
Jurg Schaeftlein (oboe d'amore)
Vienna Concentus Musicus
Nicholas Harnoncourt (director)

From 8.00am

Paganini: Introduction and Variations on Dal tuo stellato soglio from Rossini's Mose in Egitto
Vadim Repin (violin)
Alexander Markovich (piano)

Haydn: Symphony in G minor, H I 83
New York Philharmonic Orchestra
Leonard Bernstein (conductor)

From 9.00am

Schumann: Adagio and allegro for horn
Barry Tuckwell (horn)
Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)

Albeniz: Preludio-Leyenda (Asturias)
Andres Segovia (guitar).

SUN 10:00 Sunday Morning (b008sc52)
For Holocaust Memorial Day, Iain and musicologist Erik Levi look at some of the music the Nazis banned, some they appropriated to their cause and some that emerged in opposition to the fascist regime.


Strauss: Das Bachlein
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano)
George Szell (conductor)

Randy Newman: In Germany Before the War
Randy Newman (voice, piano)

Zemlinsky: Psalm 13
Koln Philharmonic
Choir of the State Music Hall of Dusseldorf
James Conlon (conductor)

Anon: Terazin-Lied
Christian Gerhaher (bass-baritone)
Gerold Huber (piano)

Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Time
Joanna MacGregor (piano)
Madeleine Mitchell (violin)
Christopher van Kampen (cello)
David Campbell (clarinet)

Mozart: Requiem Aeternam (Introitus) (Requiem)
Bavarian RSO and Chorus
Colin Davis (conductor)

Mozart: Requiem Aeternam (Introitus) (Requiem)
Berlin Philharmonic
Bruno Kittel Choir
Bruno Kittel (conductor)

Eisler: Deutsche Sinfonie (Praeludium)
Hendrikje Wangemann (soprano)
Annette Markert (alto)
Matthias Gorne (baritone)
Peter Lika (bass)
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Ernst Senff Choir, Berlin
Lothar Zagrosek (conductor)

Martinu: Memorial for Lidice
Czech Philharmonic
Jiri Belohlavek (conductor)

Ilse Weber: Ich wandre durch Theresienstadt
Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo)
Bengt Forsberg (piano)
Bebe Risenfors (strings/accordion)

Schubert: Winterreise (Der Wegwieser)
Peter Anders (baritone)
Michael Raucheisen (piano)

Ohki: Boundless Desert with Skulls (Symphony No 5)
New Japan Philharmonic
Takuo Yuasa (conductor)

Tom Lehrer: Song Long Mom

Martland: Babi Yar (Epilogue)
Residentie Orkest of Den Haag
Elgar Howarth (conductor)

Shostakovich: Piano Trio No 2
Beaux Arts Trio

Flanders and Swann: Twenty Tons of TNT.

SUN 12:00 Private Passions (b008sc53)
Michael Berkeley meets Bryan Appleyard, feature writer, commentator, reviewer and columnist for several newspapers and magazines, including The Sunday Times and The New Statesman. He is also a writer on cultural and social issues; one of his recent books is entitled How to Live Forever or Die Trying. His musical passions range from sacred music by Tallis and Bach to Bob Dylan, but his particular love is the classical string quartet.

SUN 13:00 The Early Music Show (b008sc54)
To lead into The Early Music Show's Versailles and Paris month, Lucie Skeaping presents a recital by Le Concert d'Astree under Emmanuelle Haim. Given in October 2007 at the Galerie des Batailles, Versailles as part of the Louis XV weekend, it includes works by Leclair, Rameau and Dauvergne.

SUN 14:00 Radio 3 Requests (b008tj74)
Chi-chi Nwanoku plays listeners' requests, including Haydn's Creation and Murray Perahia in Beethoven's Piano Sonata No 28 in A, Op 101, and there's a guest appearance by Sir Simon Rattle, a passionate advocate for the music of Robert Schumann.

SUN 16:00 Choral Evensong (b008sc55)
Live from St Paul's Cathedral.

Introit: Magnus Sanctus Paulus (Palestrina)
Responses: Spicer
Psalm: 119 vv41-56 (West, Jones)
First Reading: Ecclesiasticus 39 vv1-10
Canticles: Purcell in G minor
Second Reading: Colossians 1 v24 – 2 v7
Anthem: Rejoice in the Lamb (Britten)
Hymn: We sing the glorious conquest (Ellacombe)
Organ Voluntary: Tanz Toccata (Heiller)

Director of music: Andrew Carwood
Organist: Huw Williams.

SUN 17:00 Discovering Music (b008sc56)
Elgar: A Very English Composer

Charles Hazlewood is joined by the string section of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales to explore what makes Elgar such a quintessentially 'English' composer, focusing on his 1905 Introduction and Allegro, and the 1892 Serenade for Strings.

As a contrast, Charles also examines the music of Holst, another English composer who was writing in the early part of the 20th century, looking at his Saint Paul's Suite for string orchestra. Could Holst's style possibly be more authentically English than that of Elgar?

SUN 18:30 Choir and Organ (b008tjq6)
The Singing Revolution

The Singing Revolution

Latvian conductor Kaspars Putnins tells Aled Jones how music played a vital role during the overthrow of Communism in the Baltic states of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania, with specially recorded music from the BBC Singers.

SUN 20:00 Drama on 3 (b008sc58)
All the Colours of Love, by Pat McCabe

All the Colours of Love

By Pat McCabe.

When Redmond is left by his wife and child, he resolves to get them back – whatever the cost. A dark tale of isolation and violence by the author of The Butcher Boy.

Redmond ...... Dermot Crowley
Ned Strange ...... TP McKenna
Catherine ...... Karen Ardiff
Imogen ...... Sarah Dillon
Announcer ...... Mark Lambert
Piper Alpha ...... Kieran Lagan
Shop Assistant ...... Stella McCusker
Neighbour ...... Aine McCartney
Michael ...... Johnny Brennan

Fiddle music arranged and performed by Cathal Hayden.

Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan.

SUN 21:30 Sunday Feature (b007x9dy)
Malory: A Tale of Two Texts

Malory: A Tale of Two Texts

Prof David Wallace traces the histories of the two remaining versions of Le Morte Darthur, Thomas Malory's great work of Arthurian literature. He considers what they reveal about the times in which they were made and the times in which they were read.

With readings by Andrew Motion.

SUN 22:15 Words and Music (b007n30x)
Lost in the City of Waters

Lost in the City of Waters

Jeremy Irons and Anna Massey explore the splendour and decadence of Venice through the poetry and prose of Longfellow, Browning, Thomas Mann and Marcel Proust. With music by Luigi Nono, Gounod, Vivaldi, Hahn, Liszt and Gabrieli.


MON 00:00 The Early Music Show (b007gbq4)
Catherine Bott plays music to illustrate the themes included in George Herbert's short but meditative poem The Pulley.

MON 01:00 Through the Night (b008sc95)
With John Shea.

Stoia, Achim (1910-1973): The Modal Liturgy
Father Ionel Roata (vocals)
Moldova Philharmonic Chorus
Doru Morariu (director)

Strauss, Richard (1864-1949): Sinfonia domestica, Op 53
National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra of Katowice
Jerzy Salwarowski (conductor)

Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827): String Quartet in F, Op 59 No 1 (Rasumovsky)
Quatuor Mosaiques

Neefe, Christian G. (1748-1798): Keyboard Concerto in G
Christine Schornsheim (fortepiano)
Michael Niesemann (oboe)
Neue Dusseldorfer Hofsmusik

Bridge, Frank (1879-1941): Valse Russe (Miniatures, No 3)
Moshe Hammer (violin)
Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi (cello)
William Tritt (piano)

Elgar, Edward (1857-1934): Enigma Variations, Op 36
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Andre Previn (conductor).

MON 04:00 Through the Night (b008vd7p)
Through the Night

With John Shea.

Noskowski, Zygmunt (1846-1909): Overture (Sir Zolzikiewicz)
Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra in Katowice
Zygmunt Rychert (conductor)

Blow, John (1649-1708): Tell me no more
Traditional: O Waly, Waly
Andreas Scholl (countertenor)
Markus Markl (harpsichord)

Geminiani, Francesco (1687-1762): Concerto grosso in D minor, Op 7 No 2
La Petite Bande
Sigiswald Kuijken (conductor)

Dandrieu, Jean-Francois (1682-1738): La Gemissante
Boismortier, Joseph Bodin de (1689-1755): La puce
Colin Tilney (harpsichord)

Matthews, Colin (b.1946): To Compose Without the Least Knowledge of Music
London Winds
Michael Collins (clarinet/director)

Bruhns, Nicolaus (1665-1697): Cantata (Paratum cor meum)
Guy de Mey, Ian Honeyman (tenors)
Max van Egmond (bass)
Ricercar Consort

Gabrieli, Andrea (1532/3-1585): Ricercar del VI tono
Theatrum Instrumentorum
Stefano Innocenti (conductor)

Gabrieli, Giovanni (1553/6-1612)
Sonata a 8, S118
His Majesty's Sagbutts and Cornetts

Bruynel, Ton (1934-1998): Serene (1979)
Harry Starreveld (flute, electronics and bird-call).

MON 05:00 Through the Night (b008sc96)
Through the Night

With John Shea.

Gounod, Charles (1818-1893): Overture to Mireille
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Oliver Dohnanyi (conductor)

Debussy, Claude (1862-1918): Jardins sous la pluie
Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)

Nielsen, Carl (1865-1931): Pan and Syrinx
Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Michael Schonwandt (conductor)

Pilkington, Francis (c.1565-1638): Rest, Sweet Nymphs
Cantamus Choir (UK)
Pamela Cooke (director)

Jongen, Joseph (1873-1953): Allegro appassionato
Grumiaux Trio

Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750): Sarabande, BWV 827 (Partita No 3 in A minor)
Csaba Wagner (trombone)

Handel, Georg Frideric (1685-1759): Caesar's aria (Va tacito e nascosto)
Graham Pushee (countertenor)
Australian Brandenburg Orchestra
Paul Dyer (director)

Handel: Cleopatra's aria (Piangero la sorte mia)
Emma Kirkby (soprano)
Academy of Ancient Music
Andrew Manze (director)

La Barre, Michel de (c.1675-1743/4): Suite No 1 in C minor
La Simphonie du Marais
Hugo Reyne (director)

Biber, Heinrich Ignaz Franz (1664-1704): Sonatae tam aris quam aulis servientes: Sonata XII a otto
Collegium Aureum
Georg Ratzinger (conductor)

Alfven, Hugo (1872-1960): En bat med blommer (A boat with flowers)
Peter Mattei (baritone)
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Manfred Honeck (conductor)

Fibich, Zdenek (1850-1900): Poem for violin and piano
Jela Spitkova (violin)
Tatiana Franova (piano)

Shostakovich, Dmitri (1906-1975): Concerto in C minor
Evgeny Kissin (piano)
Sergei Nakariakov (trumpet)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Andrew Davis (conductor)

Saint-Saens, Camille (1835-1921): Variations on a Theme by Beethoven
Dale Bartlett, Jean Marchand (pianos).

MON 07:00 Breakfast (b008sc97)
Including Schubert: Marche heroique in D. Duparc: Chanson triste; L'invitation au voyage. Bach: Ricercar a 6. Ritter: O amantissime sponse Jesu. Liszt: Les cloches de Geneve.

MON 10:00 Classical Collection (b008sc98)
Includes Stravinsky: Four Studies. Ysaye: Sonata No 5 in G. Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit. Brahms: Violin Concerto in D. Wagner: Gotterdammerung (excerpt).

MON 12:00 Composer of the Week (b008tjc6)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Episode 1

Donald Macleod explores the musical landscape of Beethoven's last 12 years, known as his late period, focusing on two ground-breaking sonatas, the first ever song-cycle and a couple of tiny canons - and in the composer's personal life, which saw the beginning of a long and acrimonious custody battle.

Kurz ist der Schmerz, WoO 166 (1815)
Members of the Kammerchor der Berliner Singakademie
Deutsche Gramophon 453 794-2
CD 2 Track 35

Brauchle, Linke, WoO 167 (1815)
Members of the Kammerchor der Berliner Singakademie
Deutsche Gramophon 453 794-2
CD 2 Track 36

Sonata No 4 in C for piano and cello, Op 102 (1815)
Mstislav Rostropowitsch (cello)
Svjatoslav Richter (piano)
Philips 464 677-2
CD 2 Tracks 1-2

An die ferne Geliebte, Op 98 (1816)
Peter Schreier (tenor)
Walter Olbertz (piano)
Berlin Classics BC 2082-2
Track 1

Piano Sonata No 28 in A, Op 101 (1815-16)
Wilhelm Kempff
Deutsche Gramophon 453 010-2
CD 1 Tracks 3-6.

MON 13:00 Afternoon Concert (b008sc9b)
1.00pm Lunchtime Concert: Bernarda Fink and Roger Vignoles perform music by Wolf and Mahler. 2.00pm Max and Mozart: With the symphonies of Peter Maxwell Davies and works by Mozart.

MON 17:00 In Tune (b008sc9c)
Sean Rafferty presents a selection of music, plus news from the arts world.

MON 19:00 Performance on 3 (b008sc9d)
1/5. Series of concerts featuring music by Mahler, given by the London Symphony Orchestra under Valery Gergiev. Schoenberg: Pelleas und Melisande. Mahler: Symphony No 1 in D.

MON 20:45 Composer of the Week (b008tjc6)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 today]

MON 21:45 Night Waves (b008sc9f)
Kenan Malik and guests the sensory condition of synaesthesia and its link to creativity. Plus a former child soldier's book on his war experiences and a debate on art by committee.

MON 22:30 Artist Focus (b008sc9g)
With Petroc Trelawny. Featuring the pianist, composer and writer Stephen Hough. Including his recording of Schoenberg's 6 Kleine Klavierstucke, Op 19.

MON 23:00 The Essay (b007qs5p)
Conflict and Culture


Conflict and Culture: The Franco-Prussian War 1870-1. 1/4: Defeat. Prof Julian Jackson explores the way French artists responded to the conflict and the Paris Commune.

MON 23:15 Mary Ann Kennedy (b008vkx0)
The programme is at the Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow, with music from Daimh and singer Jenna Cumming, plus highlights from the Galician Night at Glasgow's Old Fruitmarket.


TUE 01:00 Through the Night (b008sccf)
Including 1.00 Haydn, Mahler, Berwald, Kodaly. 3.02 Bach, Schumann, Mozart, Schubert. 5.00 Bach, Kunzen, Mokranjac, Dvorak, Telemann, Sorkocevic, Liszt, Weber.

TUE 07:00 Breakfast (b008scch)
Including Ponchielli: Dance of the hours (La Gioconda). Satie: Jack in the Box. Vivaldi: Tu m'offendi (La verita in cimento). Smetana: Bohemia's Woods and Fields (Ma vlast).

TUE 10:00 Classical Collection (b008sccj)
Includes Bach: Partita in F. Berlioz: La mort de Cleopatre. Transcendental Studies by Liszt, Lyapunov and Sorabji. Byrd: Deus venerunt gentes. Locatelli: Violin Concerto in F.

TUE 12:00 Composer of the Week (b008tjcm)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Episode 2

Donald Macleod explores the music of Beethoven's last 12 years. Including a seven-bar fugue for two violins, a miniature set of variations on a Scottish folksong and, at the other end of the scale, Beethoven's last, and some would say greatest, piano sonata.

Chiling O'Guiry, No 5 (Six National Airs Varied for piano with flute or violin, Op 105)
Patrick Gallois (flute)
Cecile Licad (piano)
Deutsche Gramophon 453 772-2 - CD 6 Tr 5

Eleven New Bagatelles for piano, Op 119
Rudolf Buchbinder (piano)
Warner Classics 0927-40820-2 - Trs 8-18

Duet for two violins, WoO 34
Lukas Hagen, Rainer Schmidt (violins)
Deutsche Gramophon 453 772-2 - CD 5 Tr 21

Bundeslied, Op 122 (Song of Fellowship)
Ambrosian Singers
London Symphony Orchestra
Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor)
Deutsche Gramophon 453 794-2 - Tr 3

Piano Sonata No 32 in C minor, Op 111
Maurizio Pollini (piano)
DG 449 740-2 - CD 2 Trs 7-8.

TUE 13:00 Afternoon Concert (b008scck)
1.00pm Lunchtime Concert: Baritone Florian Boesch performs works by Brahms, Mahler and Strauss. 2.00pm Max and Mozart: Focusing on the work of Peter Maxwell Davies and Mozart.

TUE 17:00 In Tune (b008tjnw)
Sean Rafferty presents a selection of music, plus news from the arts world.

TUE 19:00 Performance on 3 (b008sccm)
Anna Larsson (mezzo), Ladies of the London Symphony Chorus, Tiffin Boys' Choir and London Symphony Orchestra under Valery Gergiev. Mahler: Symphony No 3 in D minor.

TUE 20:45 Composer of the Week (b008tjcm)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 today]

TUE 21:45 Night Waves (b008sccn)
Isabel Hilton talks to a human rights lawyer about the plight of women in Pakistan. Plus a TV series on political summits and a film about life near China's Three Gorges Dam.

TUE 22:30 Artist Focus (b008sccp)
With Petroc Trelawny. Featuring pianist, composer and writer Stephen Hough's recording of Schumann's Spanische Liebeslieder, Op 18.

TUE 23:00 The Essay (b007qsgt)
Conflict and Culture


Conflict and Culture: The Franco-Prussian War 1870-1. 2/4: Revolution. Julian Jackson continues his exploration on the way artists responded to the conflict and the Paris Commune.

TUE 23:15 Late Junction (b008sccr)
Verity Sharp presents music for viols by Thomas Tomkins, the Malian ngoni ensemble of Bassekou Kouyate and presidential campaign songs from American folk singer Oscar Brand.


WED 01:00 Through the Night (b008scgn)
Including 1.00 Geminiani, Vivaldi, Sammartini, Brahms. 3.02 Pasquini, Janacek, Bach, Ferrabosco. 5.00 Schubert, Vivaldi, Tchaikovksy, Goldmark, Sibelius, Nielsen, Poulenc.

WED 07:00 Breakfast (b008scgq)
Including Handel: Love in her eyes sits playing (Acis and Galatea). Wagner: Overture (Tannhauser). Chopin: Scherzo in E. Strauss: Freundliche Vision. Mozart: Symphony No 30.

WED 10:00 Classical Collection (b008scgr)
Including Alkan: Study for the right hand. Stravinsky: Violin Concerto. Bach: Cantata No 54 (Widerstehe doche der Sunde). Saint-Saens: Piano Concerto No 5 in F. Kodaly: Duo.

WED 12:00 Composer of the Week (b008tjtb)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Episode 3

Donald Macleod explores Beethoven's last 12 years, focusing on a single work, the Diabelli Variations. He talks to pianist and music scholar Charles Rosen, who tells the story behind the piece.

33 Variations on a Waltz by A Diabelli, Op 120 (1819-23)
Charles Rosen (piano)
Carlton Classics 30367 00112 - Trs 1-34.

WED 13:00 Afternoon Concert (b008scgs)
1.00pm Lunchtime Concert: Christianne Stotijn and Julius Drake perform works by Mahler and Brahms. 2.00pm Max and Mozart: Focusing on the works of Peter Maxwell Davies and Mozart.

WED 17:00 In Tune (b008tjnx)
Sean Rafferty presents a selection of music, plus news from the arts world.

WED 19:00 Performance on 3 (b008scgv)
Laura Claycomb (soprano), Leonidas Kavakos (violin) and the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Valery Gergiev. Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor. Mahler: Symphony No 4 in G.

WED 20:45 Composer of the Week (b008tjtb)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 today]

WED 21:45 Night Waves (b008scgw)
Philip Dodd meets two of the most important voices in contemporary British writing: Martin Amis and JG Ballard, who are both publishing new works of non-fiction.

WED 22:30 Artist Focus (b008sch8)
With Petroc Trelawny. Featuring pianist, composer and writer Stephen Hough's recording of Beethoven's Sonata in A minor, Op 23, with violinist Robert Mann.

WED 23:00 The Essay (b007qthy)
Conflict and Culture

From Humiliation to Regeneration

Conflict and Culture: The Franco-Prussian War 1870-1. 3/4: From Humiliation to Regeneration. Julian Jackson continues his exploration on the way artists responded to the conflict.

WED 23:15 Late Junction (b008schb)
Verity Sharp presents music from Henryk Gorecki's 3rd Symphony, a kiloliky whistle ensemble from Madagascar and the duo of Stephane Grappelli and Martial Solal.


THU 01:00 Through the Night (b008tfrl)
Including 1.00 Guilmant, Poulenc, Schubert. 2.55 R Strauss, Bach, Faure, Dubois. 5.00 Bernstein, Lassus, Ravel, Vivaldi, Cesti, Mozart, Tchaikovsky.

THU 07:00 Breakfast (b008tfrn)
Including Pachelbel: Chaconne in F minor. Schubert: Magnificat. Wagner: Christoph Columbus. Enescu: Romanian Rhapsody No 2 in D. Haydn: Divertimento No 1 in D.

THU 10:00 Classical Collection (b008tfrp)
Includes Liszt: Etude No 2 in E flat, after Paganini. Tartini: La Sonata del Diavolo. Mozart: Der Holle Rache (Die Zauberflote, Act 2). Schoenberg: Herzgewachse.

THU 12:00 Composer of the Week (b008tjwk)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Episode 4

Donald Macleod explores Beethoven's final 12 years, concentrating on movements from the Missa Solemnis and the Ninth Symphony, the two grand public utterances of Beethoven's last decade. The Ninth achieved iconic status almost immediately; the Mass, regarded by the composer as his greatest work, is considered to have been neglected.

Plus Beethoven's last set of piano bagatelles, played on his own fortepiano - a gift from Thomas Broadwood of London.

Falstafferel, WoO184 (1823)
Members of the Kammerchor der Berliner Singakademie and the Berliner Solisten
Deutsche Gramophon 453 794-2
CD 2 Track 52

Gloria (Missa Solemnis - in D for four solo voices, chorus, orchestra and organ, Op 123, 1819-23)
Eva Mei (soprano)
Marjana Lipovsek (contralto)
Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor)
Robert Holl (bass)
Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Arnold Schoenberg Choir (chorus master: Erwin Ortner)
Nikolaus Harnoncourt (conductor)
Warner Classics 2564 63779-2
CD 13 Track 2

Six Bagatelles, Op 126 (1823-4)
Melvyn Tan (fortepiano)
EMI 7 54526 2
Tracks 21-26

Symphony No 9 in D minor, Op 125 - 1822-4 (1st mvt)
Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Charles Mackerras (conductor)
Track 1.

THU 13:00 Afternoon Concert (b008tfrq)
1.00pm Lunchtime Concert: Sara Mingardo and Malcolm Martineau perform music by Mahler and Wagner. 2.00pm Max and Mozart: Focusing on the work of Peter Maxwell Davies and Mozart.

THU 17:00 In Tune (b008tjny)
Sean Rafferty presents a selection of music, plus news from the arts world.

THU 19:00 Performance on 3 (b008tfrs)
Tim Hugh (cello) and the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Valery Gergiev. Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No 1, Op 23. Mahler: Symphony No 6 in A minor.

THU 20:45 Composer of the Week (b008tjwk)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 today]

THU 21:45 Night Waves (b008tfrt)
Matthew Sweet talks to a leading mathematician about his new book on symmetry and documentary maker Nick Broomfield discusses his new film Battle for Haditha, set in the Iraq War.

THU 22:30 Artist Focus (b008tfrv)
With Petroc Trelawny. Featuring pianist, composer and writer Stephen Hough playing Suk's Ballade and Serenade, Op 3, with cellist Steven Isserlis.

THU 23:00 The Essay (b007qtx5)
Conflict and Culture

From Regeneration to Revenge

Conflict and Culture: The Franco-Prussian War 1870-1. 4/4: From Regeneration to Revenge. Julian Jackson concludes his exploration on the impact of the conflict and Paris Commune.

THU 23:15 Late Junction (b008tfrx)
Verity Sharp's selections include Jim O'Rourke's computer composition May '00, music for solo shakuhachi from Shozan Tanabe and a motet by John Taverner.


FRI 01:00 Through the Night (b008tfs9)
Including 1.00 Walton, Elgar, Ravel, Telemann. 3.08 Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Chopin, Handel, Schubert. 5.00 Mendelssohn, Holst, Purcell, Wagner, Saint-Saens, Schumann, Dohnanyi.

FRI 07:00 Breakfast (b008tftq)
Including Dvorak: Slavonic Dance. Bridge: Scherzetto. Gombert: Ave regina. Strauss: Dance of the Seven Veils (Salome). Beethoven: Sonata No 22 in F. Gershwin: An American in Paris.

FRI 10:00 Classical Collection (b008tftr)
Includes Copland: Sextet. Allegri: Miserere. Mozart: Symphony in D, K95. Bach: Sonata in G, BWV 1019. Brahms: Piano Concerto No 1 in D minor.

FRI 12:00 Composer of the Week (b008tk1s)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Episode 5

Donald Macleod considers Beethoven's final two years, which saw the creation of his late string quartets - the crowning achievements of the composer's life.

The programme includes the last movement of Beethoven's last quartet, along with the canon that inspired it. And there is a complete performance of the Quartet in E flat, in a celebrated showcase by the Guarneri Quartet.

Da ist das Werk, WoO 197 (1826)
Members of the Kammerchor der Berliner Singakademie
Deutsche Gramophon 453 794-2
CD 2 Track 64

Es muss sein, WoO 196 (1826)
Members of the Kammerchor der Berliner Singakademie
Deutsche Gramophon 453 794-2
CD 2 Track 64

String Quartet No 16 in F, Op 135 - 1826 (finale)
Takacs Quartet
Decca 470 849-2
CD 2 Track 9

Ecossaise in E flat, WoO 86; Allegretto quasi andante in G minor, WoO 61a; Waltz in D, WoO 85
Gianluca Cascioli (piano)
Deutsche Gramophon 453 733-2
CD2 Tracks 24, 19, 23

String Quartet No 12 in E flat, Op 127 (1825)
Guarneri Quartet
CD 2 Tracks 8-10
CD 3 Track 1.

FRI 13:00 Afternoon Concert (b008tfts)
1.00pm Lunchtime Concert: Monica Groop and Rudolf Jansen perform works by Schubert, Berg and Mahler. 2.00pm Max and Mozart: Focusing on the work of Peter Maxwell Davies and Mozart.

FRI 17:00 In Tune (b008tjnz)
Sean Rafferty presents a selection of music, plus news from the arts world.

FRI 19:00 Performance on 3 (b008tftv)
He Who Gets Slapped

Will Gregory, Andy Sheppard, Adrian Utley, Tony Orrell, Dudley Phillips and the BBC Concert Orchestra perform a new score for the 1924 film He Who Gets Slapped.

FRI 20:45 Composer of the Week (b008tk1s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 today]

FRI 21:45 The Verb (b008tftw)
In a special live edition of The Verb, Ian McMillan is joined on stage by singer and songwriter Devon Sproule.

FRI 22:30 Jazz Library (b008tftx)
Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald was known as the first lady of jazz, and in almost six decades of recording, she made hundreds of discs. In this programme, the young British singer Gwyneth Herbert joins Alyn Shipton to suggest the essential items from that legacy, including her early work with Chick Webb, her classic duets with Louis Armstrong and Louis Jordan, and her incomparable Songbook collections of the great popular song repertoire.

FRI 23:30 Jazz on 3 (b008tfty)
Theo Bleckmann/John Hollenbeck Session: Jez Nelson presents an exclusive session given by the New York improvising duo of vocalist Theo Bleckmann and drummer John Hollenbeck.