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SATURDAY 04 APRIL 2020

SAT 01:00 Through the Night (m000gvxl)
Harpsichord in Basel

Enrico Baiano performs a harpsichord recital at the Münstersaal, Basel, including Frescobaldi, Strozzi and Scarlatti. Presented by Jonathan Swain.

01:01 AM
Giovanni de Macque (c.1550-1614)
Three Works
Enrico Baiano (harpsichord)

01:10 AM
Ascanio Mayone (c. 1565 - 1627)
Toccata Seconda – Canzona Francese Quarta
Enrico Baiano (harpsichord)

01:17 AM
Giovanni Maria Trabaci (1575-1647)
Three Works
Enrico Baiano (harpsichord)

01:25 AM
Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)
Three Works
Enrico Baiano (harpsichord)

01:43 AM
Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)
Four Works
Enrico Baiano (harpsichord)

01:58 AM
Gregorio Strozzi (1615-1687)
Five Works
Enrico Baiano (harpsichord)

02:12 AM
Giovanni Salvatore (? - 1688)
Three Works
Enrico Baiano (harpsichord)

02:21 AM
Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)
Partite Sopra Follia
Enrico Baiano (harpsichord)

02:28 AM
Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)
Canzona Terna
Enrico Baiano (harpsichord)

02:33 AM
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Symphony no 60 in C major 'Il distratto' (Hob.1:60)
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrej Boreyko (conductor)

03:01 AM
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)
Magnificat in D major (Wq.215)
Linda ovrebo (soprano), Anna Einarsson (alto), Anders J. Dahlin (tenor), Johannes Mannov (bass), Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Oslo Chamber Choir, Alessandro de Marchi (conductor)

03:37 AM
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Piano Sonata no 20 in A major (D.959)
Annie Fischer (piano)

04:10 AM
Janez Gregorc (b.1934)
Sans respirer, sans soupir
Slovene Brass Quintet

04:16 AM
Fernando Sor (1778-1839)
Introduction and variations on a theme from Mozart's Magic Flute, Op 9
Ana Vidovic (guitar)

04:25 AM
Vagn Holmboe (1909-1996), Walt Whitman (author)
A Song at Sunset, Op 138b
Camerata Chamber Choir, Michael Bojesen (conductor)

04:33 AM
Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921), Eugene Ysaye (arranger)
Caprice for violin and piano, arr. Ysaye after Saint-Saens
Minami Yoshida (violin), Jean Desmarais (piano)

04:42 AM
Johann Christoph Pezel (1639-1694), Ronald Romm (arranger)
Suite of German dances, arr for brass ensemble
Canadian Brass

04:50 AM
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Oboe Concerto in G minor
Hans-Peter Westermann (oboe), Camerata Koln

05:01 AM
Otto Nicolai (1810-1849)
Overture to "The Merry Wives of Windsor"
RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, Marko Munih (conductor)

05:10 AM
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Variations on a Theme by Clara Wieck
Angela Cheng (piano)

05:18 AM
Chiara Margarita Cozzolani (1602-c.1678)
Laudate pueri - psalm for 8 voices
Cappella Artemisia, Maria Christina Cleary (harp), Francesca Torelli (theorbo), Bettini Hoffmann (gamba), Miranda Aureli (organ), Candace Smith (director)

05:27 AM
Albertus Groneman (c.1710-1778)
Concerto in G major for solo flute, two flutes, viola & basso continuo
Jed Wentz (flute), Marion Moonen (flute), Cordula Breuer (flute), Musica ad Rhenum

05:35 AM
Hugo Wolf (1860-1903)
Italian Serenade
Ljubljanski Godalni Quartet

05:44 AM
Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959)
3 Czech dances for piano
Anastasia Vorotnaya (piano)

05:53 AM
Antonio Cesti (1623-1669)
Tibrino and Gelone's duet 'Pur ti ritrovo alfine': from Orontea, Act 1 Scene 13
Cettina Cadelo (soprano), Gastone Sarti (baritone), Concerto Vocale, Rene Jacobs (director)

06:01 AM
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)
The tale of Tsar Saltan - suite Op 57
Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Vladimir Verbitsky (conductor)

06:23 AM
Richard Wagner (1813-1883), Franz Liszt (arranger)
Overture to Tannhauser S.442
Yulianna Avdeeva (piano)

06:39 AM
Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
Holberg Suite, Op 40
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Litton (conductor)


SAT 07:00 Breakfast (m000h06f)
Classical music for breakfast time plus found sounds and the odd unclassified track.


SAT 09:00 Record Review (m000h06h)
Dvorak's 'Dumky' Piano Trio in Building a Library with Katy Hamilton and Andrew McGregor

9.00am

Hellendaal: 'Cambridge' Sonatas
Johannes Pramsohler (violin)
Gulrim Choï (cello)
Philippe Grisvard (harpsichord)
Audax ADX13720
https://www.audax-records.fr/adx13720

Soir Païen: music by Debussy, Gaubert, Ibert, Caplet, Ravel etc.
Alexis Kossenko (flute)
Anna Reinhold (mezzo-soprano)
Emmanuel Olivier (piano)
Sabine Deveilhe (soprano)
Magali Mosnier (flute)
Aparté AP227
https://www.apartemusic.com/albums/soir-paien/?lang=en

Beethoven Reimagined
Gabriel Prokofiev (electronics)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Yaniv Segal (conductor)
Naxos 8574020
https://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=8.574020

Akoé: Nuevas Músicas Antigua – music by Dowland, Hildegard von Bingen, Caccini etc.
Taracea
Alpha ALPHA597
https://outhere-music.com/en/albums/akoe-nuevas-musicas-antiguas-alpha597

Gregson: Music of the Angels
London Brass
Rumon Gamba (conductor)
Chandos CHAN20127
https://www.chandos.net/products/catalogue/CHAN%2020127

9.30am Building a Library

Another chance to hear Katy Hamilton discussing the available recordings of Dvořák's popular Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor, known as the “Dumky".

Dvořák's music, suffused with the rhythms and melodic inflections of Bohemian and Moravian folk traditions might never have gained international recognition beyond his Czech homeland but for the enthusiastic and public endorsement of a certain Johannes Brahms. After that, Dvořák sometimes reined in the freshness and charm of his music in favour of a more serious and occasionally portentous Teutonic style. But when it came to his final piano trio, Dvořák happily returned to his Slavic folk roots, aiming to write an unashamedly popular work. Made out of six movements, each modelled on the dumka (an instrumental folk form with two contrasting sections) Dvořák hit the spot with his public and today the Dumky trio is still a great favourite with audiences -- and recording companies.

10.15am New Releases

Stradella: San Giovanni Battista
Le Banquet Céleste
Damien Guillon (director)
Alpha ALPHA579
https://outhere-music.com/en/albums/san-giovanni-battista-alpha579

Beethoven: Complete Works for Cello & Piano
Robin Michael (cello)
Daniel Tong (fortepiano)
Resonus Classics RES10254 (2 CDs)
https://www.resonusclassics.com/beethoven-complete-works-for-cello-piano-robin-michael-daniel-tong-res10254

Couperin: Leçons de ténèbres & Gesualdo: Tenebrae Responsories for Maundy Thursday
Grace Davidson (soprano)
Julia Doyle (soprano)
Tenebrae
Nigel Short (conductor)
Signum SIGCD622
https://signumrecords.com/product/couperin-and-gesualdo/SIGCD622/

10.45am New Releases – Ivan Hewett’s contemporary choices

D'ombres: works by Claude Ledoux and Henri Dutilleux
Élodie Vignon (piano)
Cypres CYP4658

Lys / Mørke
Sigurd Hole (double bass)
Elvesang ELVESANG005
https://sigurdhole.bandcamp.com/album/lys-m-rke

Sunleif Rasmussen: Andalag (Solo and Ensemble Works)
Jákup Lützen (viola)
Aldubáran
Dacapo 8226133
https://www.dacapo-records.dk/en/recordings/rasmussen-andalag-solo-and-ensemble-works

Morton Feldman - For John Cage
Darragh Morgan (violin)
John Tilbury (piano)
Diatribe Records DIACD025
https://shop.diatribe.ie/album/morton-feldman-for-john-cage

Adès Conducts Adès
Piano Concerto and Totentanz
Christianne Stotijn (mezzo-soprano)
Mark Stone (baritone)
Kirill Gerstein (piano)
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Adès (conductor)
Deutsche Grammophon 4837998
https://www.deutschegrammophon.com/us/cat/4837998

11.15am Record of the Week

Ravel: La Valse & Mussorgsky orch. Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition
Les Siècles
François-Xavier Roth (conductor)
Harmonia Mundi HMM905282


SAT 11:45 Music Matters (m000h02v)
Ravi Shankar at 100

On the cusp of Ravi Shankar's 100th anniversary, Tom Service speaks to author Oliver Craske about his new biography of one of the 20th century's most significant musicians.


SAT 12:30 This Classical Life (m00046cp)
Jess Gillam with... Belle Chen

Jess Gillam presents her new show, with the former BBC Introducing pianist and sound artist Belle Chen, and their 30-minute musical journey includes Korngold's Violin Concerto, music for prepared piano by John Cage and Aphex Twin, Sibelius' 7th Symphony and Herbie Hancock playing Ravel.

From musical beginnings in a carnival band, to being the first ever saxophone finalist in BBC Young Musician, and appearances at the Last Night of the Proms in 2018 and at this year’s BAFTA awards, Jess is one of today’s most engaging and charismatic classical performers. Each week on This Classical Life, she is joined by another young musician to swap tracks and share musical discoveries across a wide range of styles, revealing how music shapes their everyday lives.

This Classical Life is also available as a podcast on BBC Sounds.

01 Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Violin Concerto No.1 in D Major
Performer: Nicola Benedetti
Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Kirill Karabits

02 Maurice Ravel
Concerto for Piano in G, 2nd Movement
Remix Artist: Herbie Hancock

03 Traditional
Jag vet en dejlig rosa
Performer: Martin Fröst

04 Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff
Piano Concerto No.2
Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra: Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Performer: Kirill Kondrashin

05 John Cage
Sonata No. 5
Performer: Boris Berman

06 Jean Sibelius
Symphony No.7
Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic
Conductor: John Storgårds

07 Aphex Twin
Kladfvgbung Mischk

08 Arturo Márquez
Danzon No.2
Orchestra: Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel


SAT 13:00 Inside Music (m000h06k)
Intimate music-making with cellist Andrew Yee

Andrew Yee is the cellist from the Grammy award-winning Attacca Quartet and in this show he gathers up a selection of pieces that are centred around the intimate side of music-making. There’s a viol consort playing Orlando Gibbons, emotional pianism from Claude Frank, luscious textures from Bernard Hermann and delicate word painting for male chorus by Franz Schubert.

Andrew also talks about the powerful effect song has on him - from Richard Strauss causing him to be issued with a speeding ticket, to the lyrical confusion he experiences when listening to singer-songwriter Gillian Welch.

Plus revelations about working with the composer Caroline Shaw and how the Attacca Quartet’s approach to music-making is often focused on singing rather than playing their instruments.

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

A Tandem Production for BBC Radio 3


SAT 15:00 Sound of Gaming (m000h06m)
2020 Games Bafta Awards Special

Jessica Curry with news of the winners at the 2020 Games Baftas, plus interviews with nominees for the music award.


SAT 16:00 Music Planet (m000h06p)
A tribute to Ravi Shankar

Lopa Kothari with a tribute to India's sitar legend Ravi Shankar on the centenary of his birth. Born in Varanasi on 7th April 1920, he was an international performer from an early age, as a dancer in his older brother's troupe. He then studied for years with a sitar master, then established his name as a leading virtuoso in Europe and America as well as India. In an interview from 1999 for Radio 3's World Routes, he recalls his formative years, and the period during the 1960s when he worked with The Beatles, performing at pop festivals and recording with George Harrison We also hear from Viram Jasani, himself a sitar player in 1960s London, who introduces a Ravi Shakar broadcast from 1956 for the BBC Third Programme.


SAT 17:00 J to Z (m00035ks)
Dizzy Reece

UK pianist Trevor Watkis leads a live session celebrating the music of the Jamaican-born, hard bop trumpet pioneer, Dizzy Reece. Over the years Watkis has forged a strong relationship with Reece, who arrived on the HMS Windrush aged 17 and whose rich career has included work with trumpet great Donald Byrd and the UK saxophonist Ronnie Scott. 

London born Watkis has been a key player on the London scene since the 90s and is strongly influenced by his own Jamaican heritage. His Dizzy Reece project seeks to honour Dizzy Reece’s accomplishments and celebrate West Indians who departed the Caribbean on the Windrush.

Plus, musical insights from innovative composer and trumpeter Jamie Branch, a leading light in Chicago’s improvised jazz scene. Her debut album, Fly or Die was met with critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic. 

Plus, presenter Julian Joseph plays a selection of classic tracks and the best new releases.

Produced by Dominic Tyerman for Somethin' Else.

01 00:00:46 The Routes In Jazz Quintet (artist)
Con Man - Live in Session for J to Z 2019
Performer: The Routes In Jazz Quintet
Duration 00:06:16

02 00:08:28 Rymden (artist)
Bergen
Performer: Rymden
Duration 00:06:16

03 00:15:22 Nguyen Le Quartet (artist)
Swing a Ming
Performer: Nguyen Le Quartet
Duration 00:05:52

04 00:23:13 Dizzy Reece (artist)
Scrapple From The Apple
Performer: Dizzy Reece
Performer: Ronnie Scott
Duration 00:05:36

05 00:31:30 The Routes In Jazz Quintet (artist)
The Rake - Live in Session for J to Z 2019
Performer: The Routes In Jazz Quintet
Duration 00:07:31

06 00:41:25 The Routes In Jazz Quintet (artist)
Ahmed - Live in Session for J to Z 2019
Performer: The Routes In Jazz Quintet
Duration 00:07:07

07 00:49:58 Harold McNair (artist)
Mento
Performer: Harold McNair
Duration 00:04:45

08 00:55:25 Sheila Jordan (artist)
Baltimore Oriole
Performer: Sheila Jordan
Duration 00:02:24

09 00:58:42 Jaimie Branch (artist)
Theme 002
Performer: Jaimie Branch
Duration 00:05:18

10 01:04:30 Don Cherry (artist)
Complete Communion
Performer: Don Cherry
Duration 00:03:45

11 01:08:17 Chicago Underground Duo (artist)
Micro Exit
Performer: Chicago Underground Duo
Duration 00:02:22

12 01:10:37 Tortoise (artist)
Seneca
Performer: Tortoise
Duration 00:03:51

13 01:14:28 Willie Colón (artist)
Pa Colombia
Performer: Willie Colón
Duration 00:05:50

14 01:21:44 The Routes In Jazz Quintet (artist)
Stargazing - Live in Session for J to Z 2019
Performer: The Routes In Jazz Quintet
Duration 00:07:41


SAT 18:30 Opera on 3 (b06k8x4q)
Gluck's Orphee et Eurydice from the Royal Opera House

Donald Macleod presents Gluck's Orphée et Eurydice in a new production from the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, which literally puts the orchestra centre stage. John Eliot Gardiner conducts the English Baroque Soloists, and Monteverdi Choir in a rare outing for the French 1774 version of Gluck's opera, written for a high tenor, and with extended ballet sequences to suit the Parisian audiences. Orpheus has been allowed by the gods to visit the Underworld to bring his deceased Eurydice back, on condition that he doesn't look at her. Juan Diego Florez makes his role debut as Orpheus, and Lucy Crowe his beloved Eurydice. Plus Donald Macleod talks to John Eliot Gardiner about the opera's historical significance, and directors John Fulljames and Hofesh Shechter discuss their production in which the orchestra and dancers are completely integrated with the soloists and chorus.

First broadcast October 2015.

Gluck: Orphée et Eurydice
Orphée ..... Juan Diego Florez (tenor)
Eurydice ..... Lucy Crowe (soprano)
Amour ..... Amanda Forsythe (soprano)
Monteverdi Choir
English Baroque Soloists
John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)


SAT 22:00 New Music Show (m000h06w)
Ruth Anderson, Weston Olencki, Naomi Pinnock

Tom Service presents a solo set by trombonist and composer Weston Olencki, Finnish composer Tomi Räisänen's Marimba Concerto, and a live recording of Joanna Bailie's Symphony-Street-Souvenir, inspired by Aldo Clementi and working with manipulated recordings of Brahms, street sounds and a music box. Plus Robert Worby is in conversation with Naomi Pinnock and a new release of electronic and tape music by the American composer Ruth Anderson.



SUNDAY 05 APRIL 2020

SUN 00:00 Freeness (m000h06y)
Sonically submerged

Corey Mwamba presents two, dark ambient improvisations that evoke the feeling of being underwater. Firstly, shimmering electronic noise and bowed percussion from Diana Policarpo and secondly, trumpeter Yazz Ahmed joins keyboard player Jason Singh on a mellow, floating track from an album called Water Songs. Also in the show, a track from the long-awaited third album by the angular post-jazz group Let Spin, and a duo with a 33-year age gap from pianist Sullivan Fortner and bass player Rufus Reid.

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


SUN 01:00 Through the Night (m000h070)
All-Brahms programme from Monte-Carlo Philharmonic

Brahms's Double Concerto and Third Symphony with the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, violinst Daishin Kashimoto and cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras. John Shea presents.

01:01 AM
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Double Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, op. 102
Daishin Kashimoto (violin), Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello), Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, Kazuki Yamada (conductor)

01:35 AM
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Symphony No. 3 in F, op. 90
Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, Kazuki Yamada (conductor)

02:12 AM
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Keyboard Partita No 1 in B flat major, BWV 825
Beatrice Rana (piano)

02:31 AM
Franjo von Lucic (1889-1972)
Missa Jubilaris
Ivan Goran Kovacic Academic Chorus, Croatian Army Symphony Wind Orchestra, Unknown (organ), Mladen Tarbuk (conductor)

03:01 AM
Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
Le Bourgois Gentilhomme suite, Op 60
Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, Roman Zeilinger (conductor)

03:36 AM
Carl Czerny (1791-1857)
Piano Sonata No 9 in B minor, Op 145, 'Grande fantaisie en forme de Sonate'
Stefan Lindgren (piano)

04:10 AM
John Foulds (1880-1939)
Keltic Overture, Op 28
BBC Concert Orchestra, Ronald Corp (conductor)

04:18 AM
Piotr Moss (b.1949)
Wiosenno
Polish Radio Choir, Wlodzimierz Siedlik (conductor)

04:26 AM
Marko Ruzdjak (1946-2012)
April is the Cruellest Month
Zagreb Guitar Trio

04:34 AM
Friedrich Kunzen (1761-1817)
Husitterne (The Hussites), (Overture)
Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, Peter Marschik (conductor)

04:42 AM
Albert Roussel (1869-1937)
3 pieces for piano (Op.49)
Mats Jansson (piano)

04:51 AM
Johann Joachim Quantz (1697-1773)
Trio in E flat major (QV 218)
Nova Stravaganza

05:01 AM
Francesco Geminiani (1687-1762)
Concerto grosso in E minor, Op 3 no 6
Camerata Bern, Thomas Furi (conductor)

05:10 AM
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Violin Sonata in C major, K 303
Tai Murray (violin), Shai Wosner (piano)

05:20 AM
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Nulla in mundo pax sincera, RV 630
Emma Kirkby (soprano), Academy of Ancient Music, Andrew Manze (director)

05:28 AM
David Popper (1843-1913)
Hungarian rhapsody, Op 68
Shauna Rolston (cello), Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Mario Bernardi (conductor)

05:36 AM
Johan Svendsen (1840-1911)
Norwegian artists' carnival (Op.14)
Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Ari Rasilainen (conductor)

05:43 AM
Franz Schubert (1797-1828), Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (author)
Gesang der Geistern über den Wassern, Op 167
Estonian National Male Choir, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Juri Alperten (director)

05:53 AM
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Piano trio op.11 in B flat major, 'Gassenhauer-Trio'
Arcadia Trio

06:15 AM
Carl Reinecke (1824-1910)
Flute Sonata in E minor, Op 167 "Undine"
Ivica Gabrisova-Encingerova (flute), Matej Vrabel (piano)

06:37 AM
Joaquin Rodrigo (1901-1999)
Concierto de Aranjuez
Norbert Kraft (guitar), Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Kazuhiro Koizumi (conductor)


SUN 07:00 Breakfast (m000h01p)
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 (m000h01r)
Sarah Walker with guest Joyce McMillan

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

Today Sarah finds a gentle wakeup call in music by Francis Poulenc, enjoys the sound of brass instruments ancient and modern, and highlights two musical facets of the month of April.

Plus familiar music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and a recent discovery composed by his father Leopold.

At 10.30am Sarah invites theatre critic and arts commentator Joyce McMillan to join her for the Sunday Morning monthly arts roundup, focussing on five cultural happenings around the UK, from theatre and visual art to TV - including the rediscovery of a classic BBC Arts documentary available on iPlayer.

A Tandem Production for BBC Radio 3


SUN 12:00 Private Passions (m000h01t)
Jools Holland

Jools Holland, the king of boogie-woogie piano, reveals his life-long passion for classical music in conversation with Michael Berkeley.

The piano is at the heart of everything Jools Holland does. Since he left school at fifteen and joined Squeeze, he - and his piano - have been pretty much constantly on the road, touring with The Jools Holland Big Band, and now his nineteen-piece Rhythm and Blues Orchestra. He also finds time to present a regular Radio 2 show and has made a record-breaking fifty-five series of Later with Jools Holland, the longest running music show on television, chatting to and playing with everyone from David Bowie and Paul McCartney to Amy Winehouse and Jay-Z.

Jools tells Michael that his first musical passion was Bach, listening as a young child growing up in Deptford to a family friend playing from The Well Tempered Clavier. He juxtaposes two pieces from this collection, played by his favourite pianists Edwin Fischer and Friedrich Gulda, to illustrate his passion for interpretation – for Jools, music is predominately about ‘the singer, not the song’.

He has a great passion for early recordings: we hear Kathleen Ferrier and Isobel Baillie singing Mendelssohn in 1945 with the pianist Gerald Moore; Elisabeth Schwarzkopf in Richard Strauss’s bitterly comic opera Arabella; and Tito Schipa, the great Italian tenor of the 1930s, singing an eighteenth-century French love song.

Jools tells Michael how he taught himself the piano and developed his trademark boogie-woogie style; how he’s kept sane and healthy during the decades he’s spent on the road; and how he winds down with the non-musical passion that he keeps in his attic...

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


SUN 13:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (m000114q)
Wigmore Hall Lunchtimes: Aleksey Semenenko and Inna Firsova

Aleksey Semenenko at Wigmore Hall in 2018 plays violin sonatas by Grieg and Ysaÿe along with some miniatures by Tchaikovsky and Paganini. The Ukrainian violinist and at the time a Radio 3 New Generation Artist brings his silvery tone and dazzling technique to London in his Wigmore Hall debut.
Introduced by Fiona Talkington.

Grieg: Violin Sonata No. 3 in C minor, Op. 45
Ysaÿe: Violin Sonata in D minor, Op. 27 No. 3, 'George Enescu'
Debussy: La plus que lente
Tchaikovsky: Valse-scherzo Op. 34
Paganini: La Campanella

Aleksey Semenenko (violin)
Inna Firsova (piano)

Belgian violinist Eugène Ysaÿe’s solo sonatas are among the summits of the repertoire, the third both rhapsodic and gripping. The Ukrainian violinist Aleksey Semenenko, who is a BBC New Generation Artist, follows with three lighter pieces, including the ‘even slower’ waltz by Ysaÿe’s friend and adherent Debussy.


SUN 14:00 The Early Music Show (m000h01w)
Les Talens Lyriques - Music for Holy Week

Christophe Rousset directs Les Talens Lyriques in a concert from the 2019 Actus Humanus Festival in Gdansk. Just two works in this programme: Charpentier's Seconde lecon du Jeudi Saint, and Couperin's Lecon de Tenebres pour le Mercredi Saint.

Presented by Lucie Skeaping


SUN 15:00 Choral Evensong (b071d1gp)
Magdalen College, Oxford

An archive service from the Chapel of Magdalen College, Oxford.

Prelude: In nomine (Ferrabosco)
Introit: Call to remembrance (Farrant)
Responses: Morley
Psalms 12, 13, 14 (Barnby, Rose, Smart)
First Lesson: Genesis 9 vv.8-17
Canticles: Fifth Service (Tomkins)
Second Lesson: 1 Peter 3 vv.18-22
Anthem: Down, caitiff wretch (Ward)
Hymn: Teach me, my God and King (Sandys)
Organ Voluntary for Double Organ (Purcell)

Daniel Hyde (Informator Choristarum)
Phantasm (Laurence Dreyfus, director)
Anna Lapwood (Organ Scholar)

First broadcast 2 March 2016.


SUN 16:00 Jazz Record Requests (m000h01y)
05/04/20

Alyn Shipton presents jazz records from across the genre, as requested by Radio 3 listeners. Today's music includes recordings by Kenny Dorham, Hazel Scott and Charles Mingus.

DISC 1
Artist Gaz Hughes
Title Ping Pong
Composer Wayne Shorter
Album Gaz Hughes Sextet Plays Art BLakey
Label Gaz Hughes
Number Track 2
Duration 5.31
Performers Bruce Adams, t; Alan Barnes, bars; Dean Masser, ts; Andrjez Baranek, p; Ed Harrison, b; Gaz Hughes, d. 2020.

DISC 2
Artist Art Themen
Title Forest Flower
Composer Charles Lloyd
Album Thane and the Villeins
Label Hadleigh Jazz
Number 0001 Track 8
Duration 5.35
Performers: Art Themen, ts; Pete Whittaker, org; George Double, d. 2019

DISC 3
Artist Kenny Dorham
Title My Old Flame
Composer Johnson, Colslow
Album Four Classic Albums
Label Avid
Number 1300 CD 2 Track 4
Duration 5.24
Performers: Kenny Dorham, t; Sonny Rollins, ts; Hank Jones, p; Betty Glamman, harp; Oscar Pettiford, b; Max Roach, d. 27 May 1957

DISC 4
Artist Hazel Scott
Title Git Up From There
Composer Scott
Album Relaxed Piano Moods
Label Debut / OJCCD
Number 1702-2 Track 5
Duration 4.30
Performers Hazel Scott, p; Charles Mingus, b; Max Roach, d. 21 Jan 1955

DISC 5
Artist Johnny Hodges
Title Squatty Roo
Composer Hodges
Album Passion Flower 1940-46
Label Bluebird
Number 07863 666162 Track 6
Duration 2.23
Performers: Ray Nance, t; Johnny Hodges, as; Lawrence Brown, tb; Harry Carney, bars; Duke Ellington, p; Jimmie Blanton, b; Sonny Greer, d, 3 July 1941.

DISC 6
Artist Jones – Collins Astoria Hot Eight
Title Damp Weather
Composer Arodin / Sayles / Morgan
Album Jazz City: New Orleans
Label Marshall Cavendish
Number CD025 Track 9
Duration 3.19
Performers Lee Collins, t; Sidney Arodin, cl; Theodore Purnell, as; David Jones, ts; Joe Robichaux, p; Emmanuel Sayles, bj; Al Morgan, b; Joe Strode, d. 15 Nov 1929

DISC 7
Artist David Lukács
Title Moonlight on The Ganges
Composer Sherman Myers
Album Dream City
Label DL
Number 001 Track 6
Duration 3.10
Performers: Malo Mazurié, t; David Lucáks, cl; Attila Korb, tb, bass sx; Félix Hunot, g; Joep Lumeij, b. Feb 2018.

DISC 8
Artist Jakob Bro
Title Song For Nikolai
Composer Jakob Bro
Album Returnings
Label ECM
Number 6705850 Track 3
Duration 5.21
Performers: Palle Mikkelborg, fh; Jakob Bro, g; Thomas Morgan, b; Jon Christensen, d. July 2016

DISC 9
Artist Mark Walker
Title Deep Six
Composer Walker
Album You Get What You Give
Label Fliposphere Music
Number 193428767614 Track 9
Duration 7.39
Performers: Mark Walker, d; Purnell Saturnino, Paulo Stagnaro, perc; Tim Miller, g; Alain Mallet, org; Oscar Stagnaro, b. 2019.

DISC 10
Artist Ella Fitzgerald
Title Mack The Knife
Composer Brecht, Weill
Album Ella In Berlin (Complete)
Label Essential Jazz Classics
Number 55719 CD 2 Track 15
Duration 3.29
Performers: Ella Fitzgerald, v; Lou Levy, p; Herb Ellis, g; Wilfred Middlebrooks, b; Gus Johnson, d. 11 Feb 1961

DISC 11
Artist Charles MIngus
Title Hog Callin’ Blues
Composer Mingus
Album Oh Yeah!
Label Essential Jazz Classics
Number 55621 Track 1
Duration 7.28
Performers Charles Mingus, p, v; Roland Kirk, ts, manzello, stritch; Booker Ervin, ts; Jimmy Knepper, tb; Doug Watkins, b; Dannie Richmond, d. 6 Nov 1961.


SUN 17:00 The Listening Service (b09vzjk0)
Searching for Paradise

The Listening Service investigates music's divine journeys as part of the BBC's Civilisations season.

Humanity has used music to commune with the sacred for as long as we have been human: from the caves of Chauvet, tens of thousands of years ago, to the churches, temples, and synagogues of today, we have sung and hymned and played our connection with our God(s).
Something else has happened in modern Western society: as organised religion has waned, a cult of music has developed, in which we don't just use music to worship, but worship music and musicians as carriers of a divine spark. With the help of Keith Howard, Emeritus Professor of Music at SOAS and The Reverend Lucy Winkett, Tom explores how music has sounded the sacred and itself become sacred.


SUN 17:30 Words and Music (m0009jzh)
What Is Modern Art?

From scoffing critics to celebrations of invention - prose, poetry and music inspired by art with readings by Peter Wight and Indra Ové.

READINGS and TV clips
Jeremy Paxman interviews Damien Hirst on Newsnight 2012
Albert Wolff: Review of an 1876 Impressionist Exhibition
Susan Sontag: Against Interpretation
Andy Rooney asks When Did This Become Art?
Wallace Stevens: The Man With the Blue Guitar
Plato: The Republic Book 10 translated by Robin Waterfield
Leon Battista Alberti: On Painting published 1450 translated by John R Spencer
Elizabeth Jennings: Caravaggio's Narcissus in Rome
John Donne: Witchcraft by a Picture
Bruno Alfieri: Review of Jackson Pollock quoted in a Time magazine article "Chaos, Damn It!" 1950
Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray
Marcel Proust: The Guermantes Way translated by Mark Treharne
Yasmina Reza: Art translated by Christopher Hampton
John Rothenstein on Bridget Riley: Modern Painters Volume III
Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts: Harlem is Nowhere
Frank O'Hara: To Larry Rivers
Robert Hughes from his TV series The Shock of the New 1980

Producer: Luke Mulhall

We hear from TV presenter Jeremy Paxman questioning Damien Hirst, the Director of the Tate 1938–64 John Rothenstein's analysis of Bridget Riley's art of optical illusion and predictions about the future of art from the influential Australian Robert Hughes - presenter and author of the Shock of the New 1980 documentary television series.

Readings include Christina Rosetti's poem In an Artist's Studio, extracts from Plato on what making art is; the American critic Susan Sontag's argument for a new erotics of art; John Donne's poem Witchcraft by a Picture; a speech from the hit play Art, written by Yasmina Reza and translated by Christopher Hampton, which depicted the response of his friends to a man buying a completely white painting and the views of residents in Harlem to photographs of their streets in an essay from Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts.

Claude Debussy scorned the term Impressionism but it didn't stop critics using it to describe his compositions and the music choices in this programme include Debussy's La Mer performed by Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic, Don McLean's Vincent inspired by Van Gogh's painting of Starry Nights, Clarence "Pinetop" Smith's Boogie Woogie and Four Organs by composer Steve Reich, one of the people sharing their view of an art work from the collection of MOMA, in New York in the new podcast and Essay series The Way I See It - which you can find on BBC Sounds and available to download.

You might also be interested in the Free Thinking programme collection of discussions of visual art and debates about running a museum recorded with Frieze London Art Fair https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p026wnjl

01 00:01:49 Jeremy Paxman (artist)
Jeremy Paxman interviews Damien Hirst, Newsnight
Performer: Jeremy Paxman
Duration 00:00:15

02 00:02:04 Grandmaster Flash
Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel
Performer: Grandmaster Flash
Duration 00:00:32

03 00:02:36 Richard Wagner
Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg: Prelude
Performer: Berliner Philharmoniker, conductor Seiji Ozawa
Duration 00:04:35

04 00:07:06
Albert Wolff
Review of an 1876 Impressionist Exhibition, read by Peter Wight
Duration 00:01:14

05 00:08:18 Steve Reich
Four Organs
Performer: Steve Chambers, Philip Glass, Art Murphy, Steve Reich, Jon Gibson
Duration 00:04:25

06 00:10:42
Susan Sontag
Against Interpretation, read by Indra Ové
Duration 00:01:57

08 00:13:24 Stephen Sondheim
No Life from Sunday In the Park with George
Performer: Dana Ivey and Charles Kimborough
Duration 00:01:23

09 00:14:47 Claude Debussy
La Mer
Performer: Berliner Philharmoniker, conductor Simon Rattle
Duration 00:04:44

10 00:19:31
Wallace Stevens
The Man With the Blue Guitar, read by Peter Wight
Duration 00:01:49

11 00:21:21 Johann Sebastian Bach
Lute Suite BWV 996: 2. Allemande
Performer: John Williams
Duration 00:02:00

12 00:23:21
Plato translated by Robin Waterfield
Republic, read by Indra Ové
Duration 00:03:05

13 00:23:28 Einojuhani Rautavaara
Symphony No. 6 ‘Vincentiana’, 2. The Crows
Performer: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Duration 00:04:32

14 00:27:09
Alberti translated by John R. Spencer, revised edition 1966
On Painting, read by Peter Wight
Duration 00:01:27

15 00:28:34 Beethoven
Symphony No 6, Pastorale, 1. Awakening of cheerful feelings upon arrival in the country
Performer: Berliner Philharmoniker, conductor Herbert von Karajan
Duration 00:03:14

16 00:31:48
Elizabeth Jennings
Caravaggio’s ‘Narcissus’ in Rome, read by Indra Ové
Duration 00:01:00

17 00:32:48 Christoph von Gluck
Orfeo ed Euridice, Act 3, ‘Che faro senza Euridice?’
Performer: Janet Baker, Raymond Leppard, London Philharmonic Orchestra
Duration 00:04:37

18 00:37:24
John Donne
Witchcraft by a Picture, read by Peter Wight
Duration 00:00:35

19 00:38:00 Don McLean
Vincent
Performer: Don McLean
Duration 00:03:59

20 00:41:56
Christina Rossetti
In An Artist’s Studio, read by Indra Ové
Duration 00:01:01

21 00:42:57 Alban Berg
Altenberg-Lieder op.4, 1. Seele, wie bist su schöner
Performer: Juliane Banse, soprano, Wiener Philharmoniker, conductor Claudio Abbado
Duration 00:02:48

22 00:45:34
Bruno Alfieri
Review of Jackson Pollock quoted in a Time magazine article “Chaos, Damn It” 1950 read by Peter Wight
Duration 00:01:23

23 00:46:58
Oscar Wilde
The Picture of Dorian Gray, read by Indra Ové
Duration 00:00:19

24 00:47:17 Johannes Brahms
Sonata No.2 op 100, 3. Allegretto graziosa (quasi Andante)
Performer: Tasmin Little (violin),Piers Lane (piano)
Duration 00:05:15

25 00:52:32
Marcel Proust
The Guermantes Way, translated by Mark Treharne read by Peter Wight
Duration 00:01:09

26 00:53:40 Clarence 'Pine Top' Smith
Pinetop’s Boogie Woogie
Performer: Clarence 'Pine Top' Smith
Duration 00:03:20

27 00:57:06 Brian Sewell (artist)
Brian Sewell
Performer: Brian Sewell
Duration 00:00:44

28 00:57:46
Yasmina Reza
Art, translated by Christopher Hampton read by Indra Ové
Duration 00:00:38

29 00:58:24 Jean Sibelius
Narciss
Performer: Tom Krause
Performer: Gustav Djupsjöbacka
Duration 00:02:11

30 01:00:35
John Rothenstein
Modern English Painters vol.3 Hennell to Hockney, read by Peter Wight
Duration 00:01:41

31 01:02:13 Colin M.Turnbull, Francis Chapman
Musical Sticks
Performer: Mbutu Pygmies
Duration 00:01:44

32 01:03:53 Leah Worth, Bobby Troup
The Meaning of the Blues
Performer: Miles Davis
Duration 00:02:30

33 01:06:21
Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts
Harlem Dream Book, read by Indra Ové
Duration 00:01:40

34 01:06:21
Frank O’Hara
To Larry Rivers, read by Peter Wight
Duration 00:00:20

35 01:06:42 Claudio Monteverdi
L’Orfeo, Toccata
Performer: European Voices, Les Sacqueboutioers, Emmanuelle Haim
Duration 00:01:36

36 01:08:15 Igor Stravinsky
The Rite of Spring, 2. Dances of the Young Girls
Performer: Orchestre National de France, conductor Daniele Gatti,
Duration 00:03:21


SUN 18:45 Sunday Feature (m000h020)
Wordsworth - Poet of the People

On the 250th anniversary of Wordsworth's birth Jenny Uglow presents a programme which looks at the poet's response to the Industrial Revolution and contrasts his view with that of Adam Smith, the great Enlightenment moral philosopher and 'father of modern economics'.
Jenny visits the Lake District and finds that far from hills and dales empty except for sheep, the countryside that Wordsworth knew was rapidly industrialising with mills and canals, quarries and ironworks. But while Wordsworth lamented the end of small farm self sufficiency, an end to what he saw as the dignity of work on the land as factories took hold, Adam Smith saw the potential of industrialisation. We visit his homes in Kirkcaldy and Edinburgh to hear about his hopes of offering prosperity and 'betterment' to every level of society as the new economic order evolved.

The two men's world views - of what constitutes a good society, of how to take care of the poor, the place of morality in commerce - actually inform debates which are relevant now. And counter-intuitively these views were not as polarised as they first might seem.

The backdrop is Wordsworth's Grasmere, where Dove Cottage and the attached museum and archive are enjoying a major upgrade, and Panmure House in Edinburgh - Adam Smith's final home - which has been restored as a centre to honour his legacy.

Produced by Susan Marling
A Just Radio production for BBC Radio 3


SUN 19:30 Music for Holy Week (m000h022)
The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Sofi Jeannin, perform Bach and Handel in Auckland, New Zealand.

Handel’s Messiah is often played in December, but liturgically this is quite wrong. The familiar Christmas music is a prelude to Handel’s main concerns, the Passion and Resurrection of Christ. It is an Easter piece,
then, and so too are Bach’s two Passions and his Easter Oratorio.

Sofi Jeannin, the new chief conductor of the prestigious BBC Singers, has devised an imaginative programme telling the Easter story using all four of these towering pieces, including the ever-popular Hallelujah Chorus. With an exceptional cast of singers and Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir, the programme is profoundly moving on a spiritual level and sublime on a musical one, just in time for Easter.

Also, Vaughan Williams' Mass in G minor with the choir of Clare College Cambridge, conducted by Timothy Brown, with soloists, the soprano Harriet Colley, the alto Jessica Wallington; the tenor Nicholas Morrell, and the bass Stefan Berkieta.

7.30:

Bach: Excerpts from St Matthew Passion, BWV 244
Sinfonia and Adagio, from Easter Oratorio, BWV 249

Handel: Excerpts from Messiah, HWV 56

Bach: Sonatina, from Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit, BWV 106 (‘Actus Tragicus’)
Excerpts from St John Passion, BWV 245
Crucifixus, from Mass in B minor, BWV 232

Handel: I know that my Redeemer liveth, from Messiah, HWV 56

Anna Leese, sopranoSally-Anne Russell, mezzo-soprano
Henry Choo, tenor
James Ioelu, bass-baritone

Voices New Zealand
Karen Grylls, chorus direct

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra
Sofi Jeannin, conductor

(Concert given in the Town Hall, Auckland on 18th April 2019)

8.45: In the second part of the evening, the Bavarian Radio Chorus, conducted by Klaas Stock, performs Lenten music by Lassus and Schnittke in Munich.

Lassus: Excerpts from 'Seven Penitential Psalms', for five voices

1. Domine ne in fuore tuo – Miserere
2. Beati quorum remissae sunt
3. Domine ne in fuore tuo – Quoniam
7. Domine exaudi orationem meam: auribus percipe

Schnittke: Penitential Psalms

II. O wilderness, gather me to your silent and gentle lap
III. That is why I live in poverty
IV. My soul, why are you in a state of sin?
V. O Man, doomed and wretched
VI. When they beheld the ship that suddenly came
VII. Oh my soul, why are you not afraid?
VIII. If you wish to overcome unending sorrow
IX. I have reflected on my life as a monk
X. Christian people, gather together!
XI. I entered this life of tears a naked infant
XII. [wordless humming/bocca chiusa]

Bavarian Radio Chorus

Klaas Stok, conductor

(Concert given in the Prinzregententheater, Munich on 7th March 2020)

9.05pm
R. Vaughan Williams: Mass in G minor
Harriet Colley, soprano
Jessica Wallington, alto
Nicholas Morrell, tenor
Stefan Berkieta, bass
Choir of Clare College Cambridge
Timothy Brown, conductor


SUN 23:00 Mindful Mix (m000h2zq)
Blissful pianos and strings to relax you and keep you calm

Featuring Rachmaninoff's heart wrenching 'Vocalise' and Morten Lauridsen's 'O Magnum Mysterium', this mix is guaranteed to keep you calm, help you relax and meditate. In attempts to keep you calm but continuing to feed your musical needs, you'll also hear some lesser known gems from Samuel Colleridge-Taylor and Marietta Veulens .The Mindful Mix can be found on BBC Sounds, whenever you need a space to escape reality - just sign in and search Mindful Mix in the BBC Sounds app.



MONDAY 06 APRIL 2020

MON 00:00 Classical Fix (m000bdjq)
Andy Zaltzman

Comedian and host of the satirical news podcast The Bugle, Andy Zaltzman, tries Clemmie's classical playlist.

Andy's playlist:
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Violin Sonata in C minor (2nd movement)
Franz Schubert: Litanei auf des Fest Allerseelen
Rachel Grimes: First Self-Portrait Series
Tomas Luis de Victoria: Requiem Mass (Kyrie)
Germaine Tailleferre: Sonata for Harp (1st movement)
Felix Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture (aka Fingal's Cave)

01 00:04:13 Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Violin Sonata in C minor Wq 78 - ii Adagio ma non troppo
Performer: Viktoria Mullova
Performer: Bruno Canino
Duration 00:04:39

02 00:13:58 Rachel’s
First Self-Portrait Series
Performer: Rachel Grimes
Duration 00:03:21

03 00:17:21 Tomás Luis de Victoria
Requiem Mass, 1605 - Kyrie
Choir: Tenebrae
Conductor: Nigel Short
Duration 00:04:31

04 00:21:58 Germaine Tailleferre
Sonata for solo harp - i Allegretto
Performer: Valérie Milot
Duration 00:03:07

05 00:25:11 Felix Mendelssohn
Hebrides Overture, Op. 26
Conductor: Christoph von Dohnányi
Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic
Duration 00:03:45


MON 00:30 Through the Night (m000h027)
All-Beethoven programme from Hungary

Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 4 with soloist Dezső Ránki and Beethoven's oratorio Christ on the Mount of Olives. John Shea presents.

12:31 AM
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G, op. 58
Dezso Ranki (piano), Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Tamas Vasary (conductor)

01:05 AM
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Christ on the Mount of Olives, op. 85, oratorio
Lilla Horti (soprano), Istvan Horvath (tenor), Szabolcs Hamori (baritone), Hungarian Radio Chorus, Zoltan Pad (director), Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Tamas Vasary (conductor)

01:57 AM
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Symphonische Etuden, Op.13
Mikhail Pletnev (piano)

02:31 AM
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Quartet for strings No 2 Op 13 in A minor
Johnston Quartet

03:03 AM
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
8 Pieces for Piano (Op.76)
Robert Silverman (piano)

03:31 AM
Johan Duijck (b.1954)
Cantiones Sacrae in honorem Thomas Tallis, Op 26, Book 1
Flemish Radio Choir, Johan Duijck (conductor)

03:41 AM
Serge Koussevitsky (1874-1951)
Andante Cantabile & Valse Miniature (Op.1 Nos. 1 & 2)
Gary Karr (double bass), Harmon Lewis (piano)

03:50 AM
William Byrd (1543-1623)
Firste Pavian and Galliarde
Andreas Borregaard (accordion)

03:57 AM
Fernando Lopes-Graca (1906-1994)
3 Portuguese Dances, Op 32 (1941)
Portuguese Symphony Orchestra, Wolfgang Rennert (conductor)

04:04 AM
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895-1968)
Capriccio diabolico, Op 85
Goran Listes (guitar)

04:13 AM
Gabriel Faure (1845-1924)
Nocturne for piano in E flat minor, Op 33 no 1
Livia Rev (piano)

04:21 AM
Giuseppe Sammartini (1695-1750)
Sinfonia in F major
Europa Galante, Fabio Biondi (director)

04:31 AM
Pablo de Sarasate (1844-1908)
Zigeunerweisen for violin and orchestra (Op.20)
Laurens Weinhold (violin), Brussels Chamber Orchestra

04:40 AM
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Prelude and Fugue in C, K. 394, for piano
Christoph Hammer (fortepiano)

04:49 AM
Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis (1875-1911)
De Profundis (cantata)
Kaunas State Choir, Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Petras Bingelis (conductor)

04:58 AM
Nikita Koshkin (b.1956)
The Fall of Birds
Goran Listes (guitar)

05:07 AM
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
"Mercordi" (TWV42:G5)
Albrecht Rau (violin), Heinrich Rau (viola), Clemens Malich (cello), Wolfgang Hochstein (harpsichord)

05:16 AM
Erik Satie (1866-1925)
Gnossienne no 1 for piano
Havard Gimse (piano)

05:21 AM
Johann Christian Schickhardt (c.1682-1760)
Flute Sonata in C major
Vladislav Brunner jr. (flute), Herta Madarova (harpsichord)

05:31 AM
Paul Dukas (1865-1935)
La Peri - poeme danse
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Jean Fournet (conductor)

05:53 AM
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Partita for solo violin No.3 in E major, BWV.1006
Sigiswald Kuijken (violin)

06:11 AM
Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936)
Ancient Airs and Dances - Suite No.2
CBC Vancouver Orchestra, Mario Bernardi (conductor)


MON 06:30 Breakfast (m000h029)
Monday - Petroc's classical alternative

Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring a complete Bach cantata for Holy Week in our regular 'Bach Before 7' slot, as well as including listeners' requests.

Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk


MON 09:00 Essential Classics (m000h02c)
Ian Skelly with Essential Trumpet Concertos, Grainger's Walking Tune, Fanny Dickens

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

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

1010 Musical Time Travellers – stories behind the music-making of the British Isles.

1100 Essential Five – this week we suggest five essential trumpet concertos.

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


MON 12:00 Composer of the Week (m000h02f)
Beethoven Unleashed: At the Keyboard

A musical calling card

Pianist Jonathan Biss shares the wonder of Beethoven's piano sonatas with Donald Macleod, beginning today with the innovations of No 4 in E flat, the Grand Sonata.

Biss has just completed a nine-year odyssey to record all 32 of Beethoven's piano sonatas. It's been a revelatory experience, and his relationship with Beethoven remains far from over. These works are so remarkable, he says, they changed the course of musical history, and beyond that as a performer, they demand that he continues to play them for the rest of his life.

Recorded at the piano, in the Angela Burgess Recital Hall at the Royal Academy of Music in London, Jonathan shares his life-long passion for Beethoven with Donald. As they talk, he demonstrates how and why Beethoven's piano sonatas advanced the genre far beyond anything that anyone had ever achieved previously. As they talk each day we will gain a performer's perspective of Beethoven's developmental trajectory. Together they'll unpack some of Jonathan's personal favourites, among them the Appassionata, the Tempest, No 27 in E minor op 90 and No 30 in E major op 109.

Beethoven was a young man in his twenties when he arrived in Vienna in 1792. The piano was his instrument, and he was an accomplished performer himself. As a newcomer, he needed to make his mark, and what better way to do that than through a medium which he knew would allow him to dazzle and shine.

Beethoven: Piano sonata no 2 in A major, op 2 no 2
Third movement: Scherzo: Allegretto
Jonathan Biss, piano

Beethoven: Sonata no 4 in E flat major, op 7 (Grande sonate)
First movement : Allegro molto e con brio
Jonathan Biss, piano

Beethoven: Sonata no 4 in E flat major, op 7
Second movement: Largo, con gran espressione
Jonathan Biss, piano

Beethoven: Piano Concerto no 2 in B flat major
First movement: Allegro con brio
Richard Goode, piano
Budapest Festival Orchestra
Iván Fischer, conductor

Beethoven: Sonata no 4 in E flat major, op 7 (excerpt)
Third movement: Allegro
Jonathan Biss, piano

Beethoven: Sonata no 4 in E flat major, Op 7
Fourth movement: Rondo: Poco allegretto e grazioso
Jonathan Biss, piano


MON 13:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (b0b89jlt)
The flute sings and plays

From Wigmore Hall, London, flautist Adam Walker and pianist Cédric Tiberghien perform works by Enescu and Prokofiev.

Presented by Fiona Talkington.

Enescu: Cantabile et Presto
Prokofiev: 5 Melodies, Op 35bis
Prokofiev: Flute Sonata in D, Op 94

Adam Walker (flute)
Cédric Tiberghien (piano)

Recorded at Wigmore Hall, London, 2 July 2018.


MON 14:00 Afternoon Concert (m000h02j)
Music from Wales

Tom McKinney introduces a week of concerts and studio recordings reflecting the scope and variety of the work of BBC National Orchestra of Wales, including today, performances of music by Grieg, Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky. And there's a chance to hear about their project to promote new music in the country - 'Composition Wales'.

Grieg: Peer Gynt suite No. 1, Op. 46

Rachmaninov Piano concerto No. 2 in C minor
Yevgeny Sudbin (piano)

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74, ‘Pathetique’

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Joseph Swenesen (conductor)
Recorded at the Bath Forum as part of the 2019 Bath Mozartfest.

Warlock: Serenade for String Orchestra
Lesley Hatfield (director)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Copland: Quiet City
Simon Hofele (trumpet)
BBC NOW
Duncan Ward (conductor)

Nicholas Maw: Spring Music
BBC NOW
William Boughton (conductor)


MON 16:30 Early Music Now (m000h02l)
Charpentier and Lalande

Tom McKinney introduces performances of music by Charpentier and Lalande from the 2019 Actus Humanus Festival in Gdańsk.

Marc-Antoine Charpentier – Septième repons après la première leçon du troisième nocturne, H.117
Marc-Antoine Charpentier – Cinquième repons après la seconde leçon du second nocturne, H.115
Marc-Antoine Charpentier – Second repons après la seconde leçon du premier nocturne, H.112
Les Talens Lyriques
Directed by Christophe Rousset (harpsichord / organ)

Marc-Antoine Charpentier – Ave regina coelorum, H.19
Michel-Richard DeLalande – Cantique Quatrième sur le Bonheur des Justes
Sophie Karthäuser (soprano)
Ensemble Correspondances
Directed by Sebastien Daucé (organ)


MON 17:00 In Tune (m000h02n)
Top-class live music from some of the world's finest musicians.


MON 19:00 In Tune Mixtape (b097893w)
Handel, Chopin, Beethoven

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


MON 19:30 Radio 3 in Concert (m000h02s)
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Fiona Talkington presents a a concert given by the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra under the baton of the late Mariss Jansons.

This concert was Jansons' final appearance with the orchestra in Munich, and featured three composers said to be particularly close to his heart. The concert began with the rumbustious overture to Weber's 1823 heroic opera "Euryanthe"; they're then joined by Austrian pianist Rudolf Buchbinder for a spellbinding performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.2, which the young composer used as a vehicle for his own performances as a virtuoso.

During the interval, we'll hear Buchbinder in more Beethoven - this time without the orchestra, in the Piano Sonata No.30.

Following the break, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra returns to the platform for a dazzling performance of Shostakovich's Symphony No.10. Written in the wake of Stalin's death in 1953, Shostakovich felt a surge of relief, freedom and creativity: his musical moniker - DSCH (D, E flat, C, B) - is woven throughout the work, satisfyingly coming to dominate the violent portrait Stalin in the scherzo and ending the whole symphony in a blaze of triumph.

To close this programme, we'll hear more from German performers, with a recording of clarinettist Sabine Meyer playing Nielsen's Clarinet Concerto with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle.

19.30
Weber - Overture: Euryanthe
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat major, Op.19

Rudolf Buchbinder (piano)
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Mariss Jansons (conductor)

20:10
Beethoven - Piano Sonata No.30 in E, Op.109
Rudolf Buchbinder (piano)

20:30
Shostakovich - Symphony No.5 in D minor, Op.47
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Mariss Jansons (conductor)

21:20
Nielsen - Clarinet Concerto, Op,57
Sabine Meyer (clarinet)
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Sir Simon Rattle, (conductor)


MON 22:00 Music Matters (m000h02v)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:45 on Saturday]


MON 22:45 Slow Radio (b099tkx5)
Meditations from a Monastery

Silence

Five 'slow radio' soundscapes, featuring themes from monastic life. Tonight, in the first in the series, monks from Downside, Belmont and Pluscarden Abbeys meditate on the subject of silence, against a background of chant and sounds evocative of the peace and serenity of the monastery. The programmes allow the listener to appreciate life at a monk's pace, reflecting the gentleness and calm of monastic life. Listeners will hear musings from the monks themselves, interspersed with their singing and sounds from the natural world. The series is available for download as a podcast.


MON 23:00 Night Tracks (m000h030)
Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents an adventurous, immersive soundtrack for late-night listening, from classical to contemporary and everything in between.



TUESDAY 07 APRIL 2020

TUE 00:30 Through the Night (m000h032)
French National Youth Orchestra

Music by Ravel, Stravinsky and Saint-Saens performed by the French orchestral stars of the future. John Shea presents.

12:31 AM
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Une barque sur l'océan (Miroirs)
National Youth Orchestra of France, Fabien Gabel (conductor)

12:39 AM
Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921)
Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor, Op 61
Nicolas Dautricourt (violin), National Youth Orchestra of France, Fabien Gabel (conductor)

01:07 AM
Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971)
Song of the Nightingale
National Youth Orchestra of France, Fabien Gabel (conductor)

01:30 AM
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
La Mer
National Youth Orchestra of France, Fabien Gabel (conductor)

01:55 AM
Jan van Gilse (1881-1944)
Nonet (4 wind and 5 strings) (1916)
Viotta Ensemble

02:31 AM
Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
Eine Alpensinfonie Op 64
Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Antoni Wit (conductor)

03:24 AM
Ferenc Erkel (1810-1893)
Wine Song, from the opera 'Bánk bán'
Sandor Solyom-Nagy (baritone), Hungarian Radio Orchestra, Andras Korodi (conductor)

03:27 AM
Bruno Bjelinski (1909-1992)
"Ispijte ovu casu"
Dunja Vejzovic (mezzo soprano), Milan Horvat (conductor), Croatian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra

03:31 AM
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Champagne Aria: 'Finch'han dal vino' from 'Don Giovanni'
Russell Braun (baritone), Canadian Opera Company Orchestra, Richard Bradshaw (conductor)

03:32 AM
Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
Grand duo in E major on themes from Meyerbeer's 'Robert le Diable'
Sol Gabetta (cello), Bertrand Chamayou (piano)

03:44 AM
Louis-Claude Daquin (1694-1772)
Rondeaux - Les Enchainements harmonieux
Colin Tilney (harpsichord)

03:49 AM
Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Trumpet Suite
Blagoj Angelovski (trumpet), Velin Iliev (organ)

03:57 AM
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Norfolk Rhapsody no 1 in E minor
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Bernard Heinze (conductor)

04:08 AM
Johann Strauss II (1825-1899)
An der schonen, blauen Donau - waltz for orchestra (Op.314) 'The Blue Danube'
BBC Philharmonic, Vassily Sinaisky (conductor)

04:18 AM
Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
Quartet for flute, clarinet, horn and bassoon no 6 in F major
Vojtech Samec (flute), Jozef Luptacik (clarinet), Frantisek Machats (bassoon), Jozef Illes (french horn)

04:31 AM
Jaakko Kuusisto (1974-)
Play III for string quartet
Meta4

04:42 AM
Michael Haydn (1737-1806)
Ave Regina for double choir (MH.140)
Ex Tempore, Florian Heyerick (director)

04:53 AM
Fanny Mendelssohn (1805-1847)
Lied (Lenau): Larghetto; Wanderlied: Presto Op 8 Nos 3 & 4 (1840)
Sylviane Deferne (piano)

05:00 AM
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Overture from 'Don Giovanni' (K.527)
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Heinz Wallberg (conductor)

05:06 AM
Michael Tippett (1905-1998)
Five Negro Spirituals from the oratorio "A Child of our Time"
Vancouver Bach Choir, Bruce Pullan (conductor)

05:17 AM
Sven-Erik Back (1919-1994)
String Quartet No 2
Yggdrasil String Quartet

05:30 AM
Anonymous
Kyrie 'Orbis factor'; Nostra avocata sei
Mala Punica

05:40 AM
Dora Pejacevic (1885-1923)
Nocturne for orchestra
Croatian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra (soloist), Pavle Despalj (conductor)

05:44 AM
Lili Boulanger (1893-1918)
Nocturne for flute and piano
Valentinas Gelgotas (flute), Audrone Kisieliute (piano)

05:48 AM
Steve Reich (b.1936)
Eight Lines
Ricercata Ensemble, Ivan Siller (piano), Fero Király (piano), Ján Kruzliak (violin), Daniel Herich (violin), Peter Dvorský (viola), Branislav Beilik (cello)

06:05 AM
Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897-1957)
Violin Concerto in D major Op 35
Aylen Pritcin (violin), Serghei Lunchevivi National Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Maxim Emelyanychev (conductor)


TUE 06:30 Breakfast (m000h1sf)
Tuesday - Petroc's classical rise and shine

Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring a complete Bach cantata for Holy Week in our regular 'Bach Before 7' slot, as well as including listeners' requests.

Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk


TUE 09:00 Essential Classics (m000h1sh)
Ian Skelly with Eleanor's Troubadours, Essential Trumpet Concertos, Strauss's Thunder Polka

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

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

1010 Musical Time Travellers – stories behind the music-making of the British Isles.

1100 Essential Five – this week we suggest five essential trumpet concertos.

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


TUE 12:00 Composer of the Week (m000h354)
Beethoven Unleashed: At the Keyboard

A troubled spirit

Pianist Jonathan Biss shares the wonder of Beethoven's piano sonatas with Donald Macleod. Today they focus on music that seems to be drawn from Beethoven's soul, the Appassionata.

Biss has just completed a nine-year odyssey to record all 32 of Beethoven's piano sonatas. It's been a revelatory experience, and his relationship with Beethoven remains far from over. These works are so remarkable, he says, they changed the course of musical history, and beyond that as a performer, they demand that he continues to play them for the rest of his life.

Recorded at the piano, in the Angela Burgess Recital Hall at the Royal Academy of Music in London, Jonathan shares his life-long passion for Beethoven with Donald. As they talk, he demonstrates how and why Beethoven's piano sonatas advanced the genre far beyond anything that anyone had ever achieved previously. As they talk each day we will gain a performer's perspective of Beethoven's developmental trajectory. Together they'll unpack some of Jonathan's personal favourites, among them the Appassionata, the Tempest, No 27 in E minor op 90 and No 30 in E major op 109.

1801 saw the start of a period of great personal anguish for Beethoven. Beset by problems on all fronts, little wonder that some of his innermost feelings found an outlet in his music.

Beethoven: Piano sonata no 15 in D op 28 (Pastorale)
Third movement: Scherzo: Allegro vivace
Richard Goode, piano

Beethoven: Sonata no 17 in D minor, op 31 no 2 (The Tempest)
Second movement: Adagio
Jonathan Biss, piano

Beethoven: Sonata no 23 in F minor op 57 (Appassionata)
First movement: Allegro assai
Jonathan Biss, piano

Beethoven: Sonata no 23 in F minor op 57 (Appassionata)
Second movement: Andante con moto
Third movement: Allegro ma non troppo
Jonathan Biss, piano

Beethoven: Sonata no 21 in C major, op 53 (Waldstein)
Third movement: Rondo. Allegretto moderato - Prestissimo
Paul Lewis, piano


TUE 13:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (m000h1sk)
Mozart in Bath

Sarah Walker introduces highlights from last November's Bath MozartFest. Recorded in the historic setting of the Assembly Rooms, London Winds under director and clarinettist Michael Collins perform Dvořák's Serenade for Winds. Written in 1875, and reflecting an especially happy period in the composer's life, it's a firm favourite of the musicians and audiences alike. That's followed by one of Mozart's Prussian Quartets,. They were commissioned by King Friedrich Wilhelm II, a keen cellist, so listen out for the way Mozart shares the solo parts between the instruments. It's played here by another internationally acclaimed group, the Casals Quartet.

Dvořák: Serenade for Winds, op 44
London Winds
Alex Walker contra-bassoon
Adrian Brendel cello
Graham Mitchell double bass
Michael Collins director/clarinet

Mozart: Quartet for Strings no 22 in B flat major, K589
Cuarteto Casals


TUE 14:00 Afternoon Concert (m000h1sm)
Music from Wales

Tom McKinney introduces another selection of concerts and studio recordings from BBC NOW and foregrounds the music-making of the orchestra’s wind players.

Including:

Bruckner: Ecce sacerdos magnus.

Stravinsky: Symphonies of wind instruments

Weir: Psalm 148

Maconchy: And death shall have no dominion

Bruckner: Mass No. 2 in E minor

BBC National Chorus of Wales
The Wind Senction of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Adrian Partington (conductor)

Martin: Ballade
Donal Bannister (trombone)
BBC NOW
Francois Xavier Roth (conductor)

Bartok: Divertimento
Strings of BBC Now directed by Lesley Hatfield

Ben-Haim: Cello Concerto
Raphael Wallfisch (cello)
BBC NOW
Lukas Borowicz (conductor)

Veprik: Pastorale
BBC NOW
Christophe Matthias Mueller (conductor)

Arutiunian: Trumpet Concerto
Simon Hofele (trumpet)
BBC NOW
Duncan Ward (conductor)

Stanford: At The Abbey Gate
Gareth Brynmore John (baritone)
Chorus of BBC NOW and BBC NOW
Adrian Partington (conductor)


TUE 17:00 In Tune (m000h1sp)
Top-class live music from some of the world's finest musicians.


TUE 19:00 In Tune Mixtape (m000h1sr)
The eclectic classical mix

In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix, today including music by Joplin, Bach and Khachaturuian.


TUE 19:30 Radio 3 in Concert (m000h1st)
Voices beyond the score

Sofi Jeannin and the BBC Singers perform a concert featuring choral arrangements of some orchestral favourites under the splendour of historic sailing ship Cutty Sark. Ralph Vaughan Williams’s soaring The Lark Ascending is performed in a version for choir and violin with rising young star Elodie Chousmer-Howelles. Also featured is a choral arrangement of Elgar’s ‘Nimrod’, music by William Walton and Samuel Barber and Roderick Williams’s Ave verum corpus.

Edward Elgar: Lux Aeterna
William Walton (ARR. Bob Chilcott): Touch her soft lips, and part
Samuel Osmond Barber: Agnus Dei
Percy Grainger: Irish Tune from County Derry
Percy Grainger: The Sussex Mummers' Christmas Carol
Sven-David Sandström: Hear my prayer
Jan Sandström: Det är en ros utsprungen
William Byrd: Ave verum corpus
Roderick Williams: Ave Verum Corpus Re-Imagined
Ralph Vaughan Williams arr. Paul Drayton: The Lark Ascending

BBC Singers
Sofi Jeannin conductor
Elodie Chousmer-Howells violin


TUE 22:00 Free Thinking (m000h1sw)
Religion and ordinary lives

From the experiences of Quaker wives in the 17th century to the samplers and bibles in the homes of workers in the Industrial Revolution - Dr Naomi Pullin from the University of Warwick, and Professor Hannah Barker of the University of Manchester join historian and New Generation Thinker Tom Charlton to compare notes on the way their research marks a shift in the way religious beliefs of past times are being studied.

Naomi Pullin is the author of Female Friends and the Making of Transatlantic Quakerism, 1650-1750
Hannah Barker is Director of the John Rylands Research Institute and Historical Advisor for the National Trust at Quarry Bank Mill and has written on family, gender and business in the Industrial Revolution.

This episode is one of a series of conversations, produced in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council, part of UK Research and Innovation. You can find more on the website of the AHRC, and on the website for the Free Thinking discussion programme where there’s a playlist called New Research.

You might be interested in this Free Thinking discussion about religious divisions, puppet shows and politics in the middle of this programme https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0000xvn
There is a playlist Free Thinking explores religious belief on the programme website featuring Richard Dawkins, Simon Schama, Karen Armstrong, Shelina Janmohamed and others https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03mwxlp

Producer: Luke Mulhall


TUE 22:45 Slow Radio (b099tl6m)
Meditations from a Monastery

Prayer

Five 'slow radio' soundscapes, featuring themes from monastic life, presenting an alternative to the hectic pace of modern daily life. Tonight, in the second in the series, monks from Downside, Belmont and Pluscarden Abbeys meditate on the subject of prayer, against a background of chant and sounds evocative of the peace and serenity of the monastery.


TUE 23:00 Night Tracks (m000h1t0)
Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents an adventurous, immersive soundtrack for late-night listening, from classical to contemporary and everything in between.



WEDNESDAY 08 APRIL 2020

WED 00:30 Through the Night (m000h1t2)
Modern and Romantic works for cello

Marc-André Hamelin and Stéphane Tétreault at the Orford Music Festival. John Shea presents.

12:31 AM
Nicolas Gilbert (1979 -)
Portrait
Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano), Stephane Tetreault (cello)

12:44 AM
Dmitry Shostakovich (1906 -1975)
Cello Sonata in D minor, Op 40
Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano), Stephane Tetreault (cello)

01:15 AM
Marc-Andre Hamelin (1961-)
Four Perspectives
Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano), Stephane Tetreault (cello)

01:28 AM
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Cello Sonata No 2 in F, Op 99
Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano), Stephane Tetreault (cello)

01:58 AM
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Die Jahreszeiten (The Seasons) H.21/3 - Winter
Choir "Rodina" Rousse, Georgi Dimitrov (conductor), Rousse Philharmonic Orchestra, Nikolay Yosifov (tenor), Pompey Harashtyanou (bass), Julia Milanova (soprano)

02:31 AM
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Symphony No.9 (D.944) in C major "The Great"
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Litton (conductor)

03:22 AM
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Fugue in G minor (BWV.542) 'Great' (orig. for organ)
Guitar Trek

03:29 AM
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
Choral dances from 'Gloriana' vers. chorus a capella
BBC Singers, Stephen Layton (conductor)

03:38 AM
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
First movement (Allegro) from Concerto for trumpet and orchestra (H.7e.1)
Tine Thing Helseth (trumpet), Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Christian Arming (conductor)

03:46 AM
Nino Rota (1911-1978)
Otto e mezzo (Eight and a Half)
Hungarian Brass Ensemble

03:52 AM
Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op 28
Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Miguel Angel Gomez Martinez (conductor)

04:07 AM
Joaquin Turina (1882-1949)
Homenaje a Navarra
Niklas Liepe (violin), Niels Liepe (piano)

04:14 AM
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
String Quartet No. 4 in C, K. 157
Harmonie Universelle

04:31 AM
Dmitry Shostakovich (1906 -1975)
2 Pieces (Prelude and scherzo) Op.11 for string octet or orchestra
Korean Chamber Orchestra

04:41 AM
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Mandolin Concerto in C major, RV425
Avi Avital (mandolin), Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Willi Zimmermann (conductor)

04:49 AM
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (orchestrator)
Overture and prelude to act II of Acis and Galatea K 566
Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Andrew Manze (conductor)

04:59 AM
Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
Siegfried-Idyll for small orchestra
Hungarian Radio Orchestra, Ervin Lukacs (conductor)

05:17 AM
Thomas Tallis (c.1505-1585)
Loquebantur variis linguis for 7 voices
BBC Singers, Bo Holten (director)

05:22 AM
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis for double string orchestra
BBC Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Davis (conductor)

05:38 AM
Wouter Hutschenruyter (1796-1878)
Ouverture voor Groot Orkest
Dutch National Youth Wind Orchestra, Jan Cober (conductor)

05:47 AM
Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937)
6 Piesni kurpiowskie for chorus
Polish Radio Choir, Wlodzimierz Siedlik (conductor)

06:04 AM
Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
Concert champetre for harpsichord and orchestra
Jory Vinikour (harpsichord), Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra, Marc Minkowski (conductor)


WED 06:30 Breakfast (m000h2fk)
Wednesday - Petroc's classical commute

Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring a complete Bach cantata for Holy Week in our regular 'Bach Before 7' slot, as well as including listeners' requests.

Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk


WED 09:00 Essential Classics (m000h2fm)
Ian Skelly with Copland's Letter from Home, The Winchester Troper, Essential Trumpet Concertos

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

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

1010 Musical Time Travellers – stories behind the music-making of the British Isles.

1100 Essential Five – this week we suggest five essential trumpet concertos.

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


WED 12:00 Composer of the Week (m000h358)
Beethoven Unleashed: At the Keyboard

The final trinity

Pianist Jonathan Biss shares the wonder of Beethoven's piano sonatas with Donald Macleod. Today they discuss Nos 30 to 32, a high point in Beethoven's keyboard works.

Biss has just completed a nine-year odyssey to record all 32 of Beethoven's piano sonatas. It's been a revelatory experience, and his relationship with Beethoven remains far from over. These works are so remarkable, he says, they changed the course of musical history, and beyond that as a performer, they demand that he continues to play them for the rest of his life.

Recorded at the piano, in the Angela Burgess Recital Hall at the Royal Academy of Music in London, Jonathan shares his life-long passion for Beethoven with Donald. As they talk, he demonstrates how and why Beethoven's piano sonatas advanced the genre far beyond anything that anyone had ever achieved previously. As they talk each day we will gain a performer's perspective of Beethoven's developmental trajectory. Together they'll unpack some of Jonathan's personal favourites, among them the Appassionata, the Tempest, No 27 in E minor op 90 and No 30 in E major op 109.

By the year 1820 Beethoven was almost without any hearing. Yet far from being a limitation, this triptych, his final utterances in the sonata genre, are unsurpassed in their variety, structure and invention.

Beethoven: Piano sonata no 30 in E major op 109 (excerpt)
First movement: Vivace ma non troppo – Adagio espressivo
Jonathan Biss, piano

Beethoven: Sonata no 31 in A flat major op 110
First movement: Moderato cantabile, molto espressivo
Richard Goode, piano

Beethoven: Sonata no 5 in C minor Op 10 no 1
First movement: Allegro molto e con brio
Jonathan Biss, piano

Beethoven: Piano sonata no 30 in E major op 109
First movement: Vivace ma non troppo – Adagio espressivo
Second movement: Prestissimo
Jonathan Biss, piano

Beethoven: Piano sonata no 30 in E major op 109
Third movement: Gesangvoll, mit innigster Empfindung
Jonathan Biss, piano


WED 13:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (m000h2fp)
Brahms in Bath

Sarah Walker introduces highlights from last November's Bath MozartFest. Recorded in the elegant surroundings of the Assembly Rooms, clarinettist Michael Collins is joined by Peter Sparks on basset horn and pianist Michael McHale for Mendelssohn's dramatic F minor Concert Piece. That's followed by a highlight of Brahms' chamber output, his Piano Quintet in F minor performed by the Casals Quartet, with the virtuosic piano part taken by Alexander Melnikov.

Mendelssohn: Concert Piece no 1 in F minor, op 113
Michael Collins, clarinet
Peter Sparks, basset horn
Michael McHale, piano

Brahms Piano Quintet in F minor Op 34
Cuarteto Casals
Alexander Melnikov, piano


WED 14:00 Afternoon Concert (m000h2fr)
Music from Wales

Tom McKinney continues his profile of BBCNOW with a recording of a concert from Bangor of music by Mozart and Haydn, directed by violinist Rachel Podger.

Haydn: Symphony no. 8 in G major H.1.8 (Le Soir)
Mozart: Concerto no. 1 in B flat major K.207 for violin and orchestra
Mozart: Adagio in E major K.261 for violin and orchestra
Haydn: Sinfonia concertante in B flat major H.1.105 for oboe, bassoon, violin, cello & orchestra
Mozart: Concerto no. 5 in A major K.219 for violin and orchestra

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Rachel Podger (Musical Directing)
Alice Neary (Cello)
Jaroslaw Augustyniak (Bassoon)
Jose Luis Vegara (Oboe)


WED 15:30 Choral Evensong (m000h2ft)
Westminster Cathedral

Choral Vespers for Holy Week from Westminster Cathedral.

Introit: Verba mea auribus percipe (Schutz)
Office Hymn: Vexilla regis prodeunt (plainsong)
Psalms 61, 66 (plainsong)
New Testament Canticle: Colossians 1 vv.2-20 (in Falsobordone)
Reading: Ephesians 4 vv.7, 20-24, 30-32; 5, vv.1-2
Responsory: Adoramus te, Christe (Monteverdi)
Homily by the Rev Mgr George Stack
Magnificat Quarti Toni a 6 (Palestrina)
Motet: Hei mihi, Domine (Guerrero)

James O'Donnell (Master of the Music)
Andrew Reid (Organist)

First broadcast 8 April 1998.


WED 16:30 New Generation Artists (m000h2fw)
The Aris Quartet play Arriaga

BBC New Generation Artists: the Aris Quartet and mezzo soprano Ema Nikolvska.
A chance to hear the enchanting string quartet by Arriaga unhelpfully referred to as 'the Spanish Mozart,' and a haunting folk song from Macedonia.

Juan Crisostomo Arriaga: String Quartet No. 1 in D minor
Aris Quartet

Traditional Macedonian arr. Pande Shahov: Jovano Jovanke
Ema Nikolovska (mezzo soprano), Jonathan Ware (piano)


WED 17:00 In Tune (m000h2fy)
Top-class live music from some of the world's finest musicians.


WED 19:00 In Tune Mixtape (m000h2g0)
Your daily classical soundtrack

In Tune's specially curated playlist, including a sprightly dance by Bartok, a piece for cello by Sally Beamish inspired by the river Gala Water and an adagio for trumpet by Verdi. Also in the mix is 17th-century choral music by Thomas Tomkins, a wind octet by Franz Krommer, a polonaise by Chopin and the Valse Intermezzo for strings by Frank Bridge.

Producer: Ian Wallington


WED 19:30 Radio 3 in Concert (m000h2zc)
Zappa, Anderson, Ives

Recorded at City Halls, Glasgow, in October 2018.
Presented by Kate Molleson

Ilan Volkov and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra play music by Frank Zappa; a concerto by Julian Anderson with pianist Steven Osborne; and 4 Ives Holidays.

Zappa: The Perfect Stranger

7.45 Interval

8.00 Part 2
Julian Anderson: The Imaginary Museum (Piano Concerto)

8.30 Interval

8.45 Part 3
Ives: 4 New England Holidays

Steven Osborne (piano)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Ilan Volkov (conductor)

Another chance to hear a recent highlight from the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: a concert of eccentric musical imaginations.

The concert begins with orchestral music by Frank Zappa: the maverick experimenter. His uncharacterisable work The Perfect Stranger -commissioned by Pierre Boulez- gives us an insight into his unique brain.

This is followed by Julian Anderson's piano concerto 'The Imaginary Museum' - a concerto inspired, in part, by the improvisatory imagination of its dedicatee and tonight's solo performer, Steven Osborne.

And the concert concludes with a sequence of 4 symphonic works by that pioneer of American music, Charles Ives. A composer for whom nothing could stand in the way of his sonic and philosophical imagination.


WED 22:00 Free Thinking (m000h2g4)
Belonging

Philip Dodd talks to actor Christopher Eccleston and historian Ruth Dudley Edwards and asks them for their views on the way identity and a sense of belonging are shifting.

Producer: Torquil MacLeod


WED 22:45 Slow Radio (b099tll0)
Meditations from a Monastery

Work

Five 'slow radio' soundscapes, featuring themes from monastic life. Tonight, in the third in the series, monks from Downside, Belmont and Pluscarden Abbeys meditate on the subject of work, against a background of chant and sounds evocative of the peace and serenity of the monastery.
The programmes allow the listener to appreciate life at a monk's pace, reflecting the gentleness and calm of monastic life. Listeners will hear musings from the monks themselves, interspersed with their singing and sounds from the natural world. The series is available for download as a podcast.


WED 23:00 Night Tracks (m000h2g8)
Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents an adventurous, immersive soundtrack for late-night listening, from classical to contemporary and everything in between.



THURSDAY 09 APRIL 2020

THU 00:30 Through the Night (m000h2gb)
Vadim Repin's Trans-Siberian Arts Festival

The Harbin Symphony Orchestra performs Dvorak's 'New World' Symphony and music by Vivaldi and Claudia Yang.

12:31 AM
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Concerto in D minor, RV.565
Susan Tang (violin), Albina Khaibullina (violin), Harbin Symphony Orchestra, Muhai Tang (conductor)

12:41 AM
Claudia Yang, Gyula Fekete (b.1962)
Dream of the Red Chamber
Claudia Yang (piano), Harbin Symphony Orchestra, Muhai Tang (conductor)

01:12 AM
Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op 95 ('From the New World')
Harbin Symphony Orchestra, Muhai Tang (conductor)

01:49 AM
Mikhail Glinka (1804-1857)
Overture to 'Ruslan and Lyudmila'
Harbin Symphony Orchestra, Muhai Tang (conductor)

01:55 AM
Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
String Quartet no 1 in G minor, Op 27
Ensemble Fragaria Vesca

02:31 AM
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Grand Motet "Deus judicium tuum regi da" (Psalm 71)
Veronika Winter (soprano), Andrea Stenzel (soprano), Patrick Van Goethem (alto), Markus Schafer (tenor), Ekkehard Abele (bass), Rheinische Kantorei, Das Kleine Konzert, Hermann Max (conductor)

02:51 AM
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Sinfonias (15 three-part Inventions) (BWV.787-801)
Glenn Gould (piano)

03:18 AM
Erkki Melartin (1875-1937)
Karelian Scenes, Op 146
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Jorma Palas (conductor)

03:29 AM
Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921)
Mon coeur s'ouvre from Samson et Dalila (arr for trumpet & orchestra)
Jouko Harjanne (trumpet), Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Ari Rasilainen (conductor)

03:35 AM
Emmerich Imre Kalman (1882-1953)
Törek/Tassilo's Aria (Komm Zigany) from Grafin Mariza
Denes Gulyas (tenor), Hungarian Radio Orchestra, Hungarian Radio Choir, Tamas Breitner (conductor)

03:42 AM
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Andante in C major, K315
Anita Szabo (flute), Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra, Zoltan Kocsis (conductor)

03:48 AM
Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)
Divertimento assai facile for guitar and fortepiano (J.207)
Jakob Lindberg (guitar), Niklas Sivelov (pianoforte)

04:00 AM
Leonardo Leo (1694-1744)
Cello Concerto in D minor (in three movements)
Werner Matzke (cello), Concerto Koln

04:14 AM
Alphons Diepenbrock (1862-1921), Charles Baudelaire (author)
Recueillement
Robert Holl (bass baritone), Rudolf Jansen (piano)

04:20 AM
Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
Slavonic Dance in F major for piano duet, Op 46 no 4
James Anagnoson (piano), Leslie Kinton (piano)

04:27 AM
David Wikander (1884-1955), Bengt E.Nystrom (lyricist)
Varen ar ung och mild (Spring is young and mild)
Swedish Radio Choir, Gustav Sjokvist (conductor)

04:31 AM
Frederick Delius (1862-1934)
On hearing the first cuckoo in spring for orchestra (RT.6.19) (1911/12)
Symphony Nova Scotia, Georg Tintner (conductor)

04:39 AM
Giovanni Antonio Pandolfi Mealli (1630-1670)
Sonata in E minor Op.4`1 (La Bernabea) for violin and continuo
Daniel Sepec (violin), Hille Perl (viola da gamba), Lee Santana (theorbo), Michael Behringer (harpsichord)

04:45 AM
Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Let mine eyes run down with tears, Z.24
Grace Davidson (soprano), Aleksandra Lewandowska (soprano), Damien Guillon (counter tenor), Samuel Boden (tenor), Matthew Brook (bass), Collegium Vocale Ghent, Philippe Herreweghe (director)

04:54 AM
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), Robert Levin (arranger)
Larghetto and Allegro in E flat, KV deest
Soós-Haag Piano Duo (piano duo)

05:06 AM
Bernhard Henrik Crusell (1775-1838)
Concertino for bassoon and orchestra in B flat major
Juhani Tapaninen (bassoon), Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Jukka-Pekka Saraste (conductor)

05:26 AM
Gabriel Faure (1845-1924)
Violin Sonata no 1 in A major Op 13
Elena Urioste (violin), Michael Brown (piano)

05:49 AM
Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
Don Carlos Act III, Scene II: Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa's aria 'Per me giunto'
Gaetan Laperriere (baritone), Orchestre Symphonique de Trois Rivieres, Gilles Bellemare (conductor)

06:00 AM
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Romeo and Juliet (fantasy overture, 1880 version)
ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra, Pinchas Steinberg (conductor)

06:20 AM
Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda (1801-1866)
Morceau de salon for oboe and piano, Op 228
Alexei Ogrintchouk (oboe), Cedric Tiberghien (piano)


THU 06:30 Breakfast (m000h09b)
Thursday - Petroc's classical mix

Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring a complete Bach cantata for Holy Week in our regular 'Bach Before 7' slot, as well as including listeners' requests.

Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk


THU 09:00 Essential Classics (m000h09d)
Ian Skelly

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

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

1010 Musical Time Travellers – stories behind the music-making of the British Isles.

1100 Essential Five – this week we suggest five essential trumpet concertos.

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


THU 12:00 Composer of the Week (m000h09g)
Beethoven Unleashed: At the Keyboard

The rule breaker

Pianist Jonathan Biss shares the wonder of Beethoven's piano sonatas with Donald Macleod. Today they're discussing the Tempest sonata and how Beethoven ripped up the rule book.

Biss has just completed a nine-year odyssey to record all 32 of Beethoven's piano sonatas. It's been a revelatory experience, and his relationship with Beethoven remains far from over. These works are so remarkable, he says, they changed the course of musical history, and beyond that as a performer, they demand that he continues to play them for the rest of his life.

Recorded at the piano, in the Angela Burgess Recital Hall at the Royal Academy of Music in London, Jonathan shares his life-long passion for Beethoven with Donald. As they talk, he demonstrates how and why Beethoven's piano sonatas advanced the genre far beyond anything that anyone had ever achieved previously. As they talk each day we will gain a performer's perspective of Beethoven's developmental trajectory. Together they'll unpack some of Jonathan's personal favourites, among them the Appassionata, the Tempest, No 27 in E minor op 90 and No 30 in E major op 109.

Following in the footsteps of Haydn and Mozart, the wealth of ideas that Beethoven had on the subject of form can be found in all their infinite possibilities in his piano sonatas.

Beethoven: Sonata no 12 in A flat major, op 26
Fourth movement: Allegro
Wilhelm Kempff, piano

Beethoven: Sonata no 17 in D minor, op 31 no 2 (The Tempest)
First movement: Largo-Allegro
Jonathan Biss, piano

Beethoven: Sonata no 17 in D minor, op 31 no 2 (The Tempest) (excerpt)
Second movement: Adagio
Jonathan Biss, piano

Beethoven: Sonata no 17 in D minor, Op 31 no 2 (The Tempest)
3rd movement: Allegretto
Jonathan Biss, piano

Sonata “quasi una fantasia” op 27 (Moonlight)
Rudolf Serkin, piano


THU 13:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (m000h09j)
Mozart and Beethoven in Bath

Sarah Walker introduces more highlights from last winter's Bath MozartFest. Under the famous chandeliers of the Assembly Rooms, London Winds, directed by Michael Collins play a selection of the tunes arranged by 18th-century oboist Johann Nepomuk Wendt from Mozart's opera The Marriage of Figaro and the Casals Quartet round off today's pick with the most theatrical of Beethoven's opus 18 quartets, the sixth. Interleaving these two works, in another of the Festival's historic venues, the Guildhall, guitarist Xue-Fei Yang performs Catalonian composer Fernando Sor's solo Introduction and Variations on a Theme by Mozart.

Mozart, arr Wendt: Overture and arias from Le nozze di Figaro (selection)
London Winds
Michael Collins, director/clarinet

Sor: Introduction and Variations on a Theme by Mozart, op 9
Xue-Fei Yang, guitar

Beethoven: String Quartet in B flat major, op 18 no 6
Cuarteto Casals


THU 14:00 Afternoon Concert (m000h09l)
Music for Maundy Thursday

Tom McKinney introduces a recording of Joby Talbot’s ‘Path of Miracles’, inspired by the Camino de Santiago, one of the most celebrated of all Christian pilgrim routes. And there are recordings from our featured orchestra of the week, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, performing music by Nicholas Maw, Claude Debussy and Cipriano Potter.

Joby Talbot: Path of Miracles
Tenebrae directed by Nigel Short

The four movements are titled after the four main staging posts of the ‘Camino Frances’:
I Roncesvalles
II Burgos
III Leon
IV Santiago

Debussy: Prelude l'apres-midi d'un faune
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Ryan Bancroft (conductor)

Veprik: Dances and Songs of the Ghetto
BBC NOW
Christophe Matthias Mueller (conductor)

Huw Watkins: Trio for Strings
Lesley Hatfiled {violin}
Becky Jones (viola)
Alice Neary (cello)

Cipriano Potter: Symphony No 1
BBC NOW
Howard Griffths (conductor)

Veprik: Two Poems
BBC NOW
Christophe Matthias Mueller (conductor)

Nicholas Maw: Voices of Memory
BBC NOW
William Boughton (conductor)


THU 17:00 In Tune (m000h09n)
Top-class live music from some of the world's finest musicians.


THU 19:00 In Tune Mixtape (m000h09q)
A blissful 30-minute classical mix

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


THU 19:30 Radio 3 in Concert (m000h2zs)
Imogen Cooper’s 70th birthday concert

Another chance to hear the great pianist playing music by a composer dear to her heart.

This concert, first broadcast in October last year, took place at London's Wigmore Hall.

Well-loved and internationally acclaimed, pianist Imogen Cooper celebrates her 70th birthday with just three works by one composer: Schubert’s final three sonatas, product of an intense three months towards the end of his short life. By turns comforting and serene, nightmarish and unsettling, these hugely challenging works have become cornerstones of Cooper’s repertoire.

Recorded on 22nd October 2019 at Wigmore Hall and presented by Sarah Walker, including comments on the music from Imogen Cooper.

Schubert:
Piano Sonata in C minor D 958

8.10pm
Piano Sonata in A D 959

9.00pm
Piano Sonata in B flat D 960

Imogen Cooper (piano)


THU 22:00 Free Thinking (m000h09v)
Deep Time and Human History

What will be left when we're all gone? Can the stories left to us from millions of years in the past tell us what will remain millions of years in the future? Lewis Dartnell, Gaia Vince and David Farrier join Rana Mitter to look at the deepest of history.

Gaia Vince is the author of Transendence: How Humans Evolved Through Fire, Language, Beauty And Time
Lewis Dartnell's book is called Origins: How the earth shaped history
David Farrier has written a book called In Search of Future Fossils.

You can find a Free Thinking programme exploring rivers and geopolitics https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00051hb
Matthew Sweet talks to animal expert Jane Goodall https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00066qd
The influential writing of Arne Naess is discussed at in the middle of this programme after a conversation about the Thames estuary https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07tzydt

Producer: Luke Mulhall


THU 22:45 Slow Radio (b099tmt8)
Meditations from a Monastery

Meditation

Five 'slow radio' soundscapes, featuring themes from monastic life. Tonight, in the fourth in the series, monks from Downside, Belmont and Pluscarden Abbeys meditate on the subject of meditation, against a background of chant and sounds evocative of the peace and serenity of the monastery.
The programmes allow the listener to appreciate life at a monk's pace, reflecting the gentleness and calm of monastic life, presenting an alternative to the hectic pace of modern daily life. Listeners will hear musings from the monks themselves, interspersed with their singing and sounds from the natural world. The series is available for download as a podcast.


THU 23:00 Night Tracks: The Archive Remix (m000h09z)
Sara Mohr-Pietsch with a magical sonic journey conjured from the BBC music archives.


THU 23:30 Unclassified (m000h0b1)
Elizabeth Alker with music that defies classification.



FRIDAY 10 APRIL 2020

FRI 00:30 Through the Night (m000h0b3)
St John Passion

Bach's Passion of St John performed by the RIAS Chamber Chorus and Akademie fur Alte Musik, Berlin. Presented by John Shea.

12:31 AM
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
St John Passion, BWV 245 - Part 1
Werner Gura (tenor), Jonathan de la Paz (bass baritone), Benno Schachtner (counter tenor), Marie-Sophie Pollak (soprano), Stefan Drexlmeier (bass), Raphael Hohn (tenor), Johannes Schendel (bass), Matthias Lutze (bass), Andrew Redmond (bass), RIAS Chamber Chorus, Anja Petersen (soprano), Berlin Academy for Early Music, Justin Doyle (conductor)

01:03 AM
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
St John Passion, BWV 245 - Part 2
Werner Gura (tenor), Jonathan de la Paz (bass baritone), Benno Schachtner (counter tenor), Marie-Sophie Pollak (soprano), Stefan Drexlmeier (bass), Raphael Hohn (tenor), Johannes Schendel (bass), Matthias Lutze (bass), Andrew Redmond (bass), RIAS Chamber Chorus, Anja Petersen (soprano), Justin Doyle (conductor), Berlin Academy for Early Music

02:16 AM
Johann Kuhnau (1660-1722)
Biblical Sonatas: Suonata prima - Der Streit zwischen David und Goliath
Luc Beausejour (organ)

02:31 AM
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Symphony No.2 in B flat major (D.125)
Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Staffan Larson (conductor)

03:03 AM
Dmitry Shostakovich (1906 -1975)
Cello Sonata in D minor, Op 40
Narek Hakhnazaryan (cello), Katya Apekisheva (piano)

03:33 AM
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c.1590-1664)
Ave Regina Caelorum for 8 voices
Ensemble Gilles Binchois, Ensemble Cantus Figuratus der Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, Maîtrise de Garçons de Colmar, Dominique Vellard (director)

03:37 AM
Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
Overture from La Gazza Ladra (The Thieving Magpie)
Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra, Kenneth Montgomery (conductor)

03:48 AM
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Concerto for 2 chalumeaux and strings in D minor (c.1728)
Eric Hoeprich, Lisa Klewitt (chalumeaux), Musica Antiqua Koln, Reinhard Goebel (director)

04:00 AM
Albert Roussel (1869-1937)
3 pieces for piano (Op.49)
Mats Jansson (piano)

04:09 AM
Percy Grainger (1882-1961)
Hill-Song No 1
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Geoffrey Simon (conductor)

04:22 AM
Paul Muller-Zurich (1898-1993)
Capriccio for flute and piano, Op 75
Andrea Kolle (flute), Desmond Wright (piano)

04:31 AM
Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
Two Slavonic Dances, op. 46 - No. 8 In G minor and No.3 In A flat major
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Arvid Engegard (conductor)

04:39 AM
Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Legende No.1: St. Francois d'Assise prechant aux oiseaux (S.175)
Bernhard Stavenhagen (piano)

04:48 AM
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Concerto grosso in B flat major Op.6 No.7 HWV.325
Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, Terje Tonnesen (conductor)

05:02 AM
Jacob Obrecht (1457-1505)
Omnis spiritus laudet - offertory motet for 5 voices
Ensemble Daedalus

05:09 AM
Petko Stainov (1896-1977)
Symphonic Scherzo
Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Vassil Stefanov (conductor)

05:19 AM
Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921)
Sonata for bassoon and piano (Op.168) in G major
Jens-Christoph Lemke (bassoon), Marten Landstrom (piano)

05:32 AM
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Quartet for strings No. 2 (Op.13) in A minor
Biava Quartet

06:02 AM
Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
Cinderella - Suite No 1, Op 107
San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor)


FRI 06:30 Breakfast (m000h2k8)
Friday - Petroc's classical picks

Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring Bach's St John Passion for Good Friday, the Friday Poem and listeners' requests.

Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk


FRI 09:00 Essential Classics (m000h2kb)
Ian Skelly with The Lass of Richmond Hill, Essential Trumpet Concertos, Monteverdi's Loveliest Nightingale

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

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

1010 Musical Time Travellers – stories behind the music-making of the British Isles.

1100 Essential Five – this week we suggest five essential trumpet concertos.

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


FRI 12:00 Composer of the Week (m000h35b)
Beethoven Unleashed: At the Keyboard

The battle between head and heart

Pianist Jonathan Biss shares the wonder of Beethoven's piano sonatas with Donald Macleod. Today they discuss the construction and range of expression in No 27 in E minor.

Biss has just completed a nine-year odyssey to record all 32 of Beethoven's piano sonatas. It's been a revelatory experience, and his relationship with Beethoven remains far from over. These works are so remarkable, he says, they changed the course of musical history, and beyond that as a performer, they demand that he continues to play them for the rest of his life.

Recorded at the piano, in the Angela Burgess Recital Hall at the Royal Academy of Music in London, Jonathan shares his life-long passion for Beethoven with Donald. As they talk, he demonstrates how and why Beethoven's piano sonatas advanced the genre far beyond anything that anyone had ever achieved previously. As they talk each day we will gain a performer's perspective of Beethoven's developmental trajectory. Together they'll unpack some of Jonathan's personal favourites, among them the Appassionata, the Tempest, No 27 in E minor op 90 and No 30 in E major op 109.

Completed on the 16th of August 1814, Sonata No 27 was finished after a gap of five years. Once again Beethoven's musical invention expands the language of the keyboard sonata.

Beethoven: Sonata no 20 in G major, op 49 no 2
Artur Schnabel, piano

Beethoven: Sonata no 3 in C major, op 2
Fourth movement: Allegro assai (Rondo)
Jonathan Biss, piano

Beethoven: Sonata no 27 in E minor, op 90
Jonathan Biss, piano

Beethoven: Piano sonata no 32 in C minor, op 111
Second movement: Arietta: Adagio molto, semplice e cantabile – l’istesso tempo
Jonathan Biss, piano

Producer: Johannah Smith


FRI 13:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (m000h2kd)
Brahms's Clarinet Trio and Giuliani's Concerto for guitar in Bath

Sarah Walker introduces two works recorded at last November's Bath MozartFest in the Festival's principal venues, the Assembly Rooms and the Guildhall. Using an unusual combination of instruments, Brahm's autumnal masterpiece explores the sonorities of clarinet, cello and piano, while Giuliani's chamber version of his guitar concerto balances the soloist and quartet members, so they can communicate very closely with each other.

Brahms: Trio in A minor op. 114
Michael Collins, clarinet
Adrian Brendel, cello
Michael McHale, piano

Giuliani: Concerto for Guitar and String Quartet
Xue-Fei Yang, guitar
Heath Quartet


FRI 14:00 Afternoon Concert (m000h2kg)
Music from Wales

Tom McKinney introduces a performance of Bach’s St John Passion for Good Friday, with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales conducted by John Butt.

J.S. Bach: St. John Passion

Gwilym Bowen (Evangelist) - tenor
David Soar (Christ) - bass
Ashley Riches (Pilate) - bass
Elizabeth Watts - soprano
William Towers - counter-tenor
Nick Pritchard - tenor
BBC National Chorus of Wales
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
John Butt (director)


FRI 16:30 The Listening Service (b09vzjk0)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Sunday]


FRI 17:00 In Tune (m000h2kj)
Top-class live music from some of the world's finest musicians.


FRI 19:00 Radio 3 in Concert (m000h64g)
Bach - St Matthew Passion

Another chance to hear the Berlin Philharmonic and Simon Rattle at the BBC Proms 2014 in an innovative staging of Bach's St Matthew Passion, with soloists including Mark Padmore and Christian Gerhaher.

Presented by Donald Macleod at the Royal Albert Hall.

JS BACH: St Matthew Passion (staging by Peter Sellars; sung in German)

Evangelist ..... Mark Padmore (tenor)
Christus ..... Christian Gerhaher (baritone)
Camilla Tilling (soprano)
Magdalena Kožená (mezzo-soprano)
Topi Lehtipuu (tenor)
Eric Owens (bass-baritone)
Choristers from Wells and Winchester Cathedrals
Berlin Radio Choir
Berliner Philharmoniker
Sir Simon Rattle (conductor)

Sir Simon Rattle conducts his Berlin Philharmonic in Peter Sellars's innovative staging of Bach's St Matthew Passion. St Matthew is contemplative – confronting suffering and torture as well as salvation and redemption in some of Bach's most moving music.

A starry line-up of soloists is led by Mark Padmore's Evangelist and German baritone Christian Gerhaher singing the words of Christ.


FRI 22:00 The Verb (m000h2kq)
Ian McMillan and guests explore the world of language and literature.


FRI 22:45 Slow Radio (b099tnkm)
Meditations from a Monastery

Love

Five 'slow radio' soundscapes, featuring themes from monastic life. Tonight, in the last in the series, monks from Downside, Belmont and Pluscarden Abbeys meditate on the subject of love, against a background of chant and sounds evocative of the peace and serenity of the monastery.
The programmes allow the listener to appreciate life at a monk's pace, reflecting the gentleness and calm of monastic life. Listeners will hear musings from the monks themselves, interspersed with their singing and sounds from the natural world. The series is available for download as a podcast.


FRI 23:00 Late Junction (m000h2kv)
Homemade music

From a newly built, DIY den-slash-studio in her house, Jennifer Lucy Allan presents a programme populated with lo-fi, homemade music.

We find experimental artists making sweet sounds in their sheds, bedrooms, and kitchens, allowing the noise of domesticity, children, traffic, and wildlife to seep in. Those featured tonight include Masakatsu Takagi, Poul Gernes, Robert Ashley, Gareth Williams and Mary Currie.

Produced by Jack Howson
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 (m000h02j)

Afternoon Concert 14:00 TUE (m000h1sm)

Afternoon Concert 14:00 WED (m000h2fr)

Afternoon Concert 14:00 THU (m000h09l)

Afternoon Concert 14:00 FRI (m000h2kg)

Breakfast 07:00 SAT (m000h06f)

Breakfast 07:00 SUN (m000h01p)

Breakfast 06:30 MON (m000h029)

Breakfast 06:30 TUE (m000h1sf)

Breakfast 06:30 WED (m000h2fk)

Breakfast 06:30 THU (m000h09b)

Breakfast 06:30 FRI (m000h2k8)

Choral Evensong 15:00 SUN (b071d1gp)

Choral Evensong 15:30 WED (m000h2ft)

Classical Fix 00:00 MON (m000bdjq)

Composer of the Week 12:00 MON (m000h02f)

Composer of the Week 12:00 TUE (m000h354)

Composer of the Week 12:00 WED (m000h358)

Composer of the Week 12:00 THU (m000h09g)

Composer of the Week 12:00 FRI (m000h35b)

Early Music Now 16:30 MON (m000h02l)

Essential Classics 09:00 MON (m000h02c)

Essential Classics 09:00 TUE (m000h1sh)

Essential Classics 09:00 WED (m000h2fm)

Essential Classics 09:00 THU (m000h09d)

Essential Classics 09:00 FRI (m000h2kb)

Free Thinking 22:00 TUE (m000h1sw)

Free Thinking 22:00 WED (m000h2g4)

Free Thinking 22:00 THU (m000h09v)

Freeness 00:00 SUN (m000h06y)

In Tune Mixtape 19:00 MON (b097893w)

In Tune Mixtape 19:00 TUE (m000h1sr)

In Tune Mixtape 19:00 WED (m000h2g0)

In Tune Mixtape 19:00 THU (m000h09q)

In Tune 17:00 MON (m000h02n)

In Tune 17:00 TUE (m000h1sp)

In Tune 17:00 WED (m000h2fy)

In Tune 17:00 THU (m000h09n)

In Tune 17:00 FRI (m000h2kj)

Inside Music 13:00 SAT (m000h06k)

J to Z 17:00 SAT (m00035ks)

Jazz Record Requests 16:00 SUN (m000h01y)

Late Junction 23:00 FRI (m000h2kv)

Mindful Mix 23:00 SUN (m000h2zq)

Music Matters 11:45 SAT (m000h02v)

Music Matters 22:00 MON (m000h02v)

Music Planet 16:00 SAT (m000h06p)

Music for Holy Week 19:30 SUN (m000h022)

New Generation Artists 16:30 WED (m000h2fw)

New Music Show 22:00 SAT (m000h06w)

Night Tracks: The Archive Remix 23:00 THU (m000h09z)

Night Tracks 23:00 MON (m000h030)

Night Tracks 23:00 TUE (m000h1t0)

Night Tracks 23:00 WED (m000h2g8)

Opera on 3 18:30 SAT (b06k8x4q)

Private Passions 12:00 SUN (m000h01t)

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert 13:00 SUN (m000114q)

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert 13:00 MON (b0b89jlt)

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert 13:00 TUE (m000h1sk)

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert 13:00 WED (m000h2fp)

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert 13:00 THU (m000h09j)

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert 13:00 FRI (m000h2kd)

Radio 3 in Concert 19:30 MON (m000h02s)

Radio 3 in Concert 19:30 TUE (m000h1st)

Radio 3 in Concert 19:30 WED (m000h2zc)

Radio 3 in Concert 19:30 THU (m000h2zs)

Radio 3 in Concert 19:00 FRI (m000h64g)

Record Review 09:00 SAT (m000h06h)

Slow Radio 22:45 MON (b099tkx5)

Slow Radio 22:45 TUE (b099tl6m)

Slow Radio 22:45 WED (b099tll0)

Slow Radio 22:45 THU (b099tmt8)

Slow Radio 22:45 FRI (b099tnkm)

Sound of Gaming 15:00 SAT (m000h06m)

Sunday Feature 18:45 SUN (m000h020)

Sunday Morning 09:00 SUN (m000h01r)

The Early Music Show 14:00 SUN (m000h01w)

The Listening Service 17:00 SUN (b09vzjk0)

The Listening Service 16:30 FRI (b09vzjk0)

The Verb 22:00 FRI (m000h2kq)

This Classical Life 12:30 SAT (m00046cp)

Through the Night 01:00 SAT (m000gvxl)

Through the Night 01:00 SUN (m000h070)

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