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SATURDAY 23 OCTOBER 2021

SAT 01:00 Tearjerker with Jordan Rakei (m0010rb9)
An hour of healing, emotional music. Press play and immerse yourself in a comforting world of soothing orchestral, piano, strings, and ballads to bring you comfort and escape.


SAT 02:00 Tearjerker with Jordan Rakei (m0010rbc)
An hour of healing, emotional music. Press play and immerse yourself in a comforting world of soothing orchestral, piano, strings, and ballads to bring you comfort and escape.


SAT 03:00 Through the Night (m0010q4n)
Mahler's Third Symphony

Zubin Mehta conducts the Orchestra of La Scala, Milan, in a performance of Mahler's Third Symphony. Catriona Young presents.

03:01 AM
Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
Symphony no 3 in D minor
Daniela Sindram (soprano), La Scala Chorus, La Scala Children's Choir, La Scala Orchestra, Zubin Mehta (conductor)

04:41 AM
Reinhold Gliere (1875-1956)
Excerpts from 'Eight Pieces for Violin and Cello, Op 39'
Byungchan Lee (violin), Cameron Crozman (cello)

04:54 AM
Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
Impromptu in F sharp major, Op 36
Krzysztof Jablonski (piano)

05:01 AM
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Rondes de Printemps, from 'Images' for Orchestra
BBC Philharmonic, Juanjo Mena (conductor)

05:09 AM
Isaac Albeniz (1860-1909)
Catalunya; Sevilla - from Suite Espanola No 1
Sean Shibe (guitar)

05:17 AM
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Piano Sonata in C major (K.545) (1778)
Vanda Albota (piano)

05:28 AM
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Concerto in A minor for Two Recorders, TWV.52:a2
Lea Sobbe (recorder), Hojin Kwon (recorder), Jorg-Andreas Botticher (harpsichord), Schola Cantorum Basiliensis Instrumental Ensemble

05:37 AM
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Variations on a theme by Haydn (Op.56a) vers. for orchestra
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Simone Young (conductor)

05:57 AM
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Gloria in D major, RV.589
Ann Monoyios (soprano), Matthew White (counter tenor), Colin Ainsworth (tenor), Tafelmusik Chamber Choir, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Ivars Taurins (conductor)

06:26 AM
Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
Scherzo no 4 in E major, Op 54
Ronald Brautigam (fortepiano)

06:36 AM
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Suite for cello solo, No.1 in G major, (BWV.1007) arranged for viola
Maxim Rysanov (viola)

06:54 AM
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Aria "Lascia la spina" - from the oratorio Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno
Anna Reinhold (mezzo soprano), Les Ambassadeurs, Alexis Kossenko (director)


SAT 07:00 Breakfast (m0010x17)
Saturday - Elizabeth Alker

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


SAT 09:00 Record Review (m0010x19)
Mendelssohn's Octet, with Katy Hamilton and Andrew McGregor

9.00am

Vous avez dit Brunettes? – music by Bousset, Dupuits, Leclair, Rameau, etc
Les Kapsber'girls
Alpha ALPHA761
https://outhere-music.com/en/albums/Vous-avez-dit-Brunettes-ALPHA761

Mozart: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
Arabella Steinbacher (violin)
Festival Strings Lucerne
Daniel Dodds
Pentatone PTC5186952
http://www.pentatonemusic.com/mozart-violin-concertos-1-and-2-arabella-steinbacher-festival-strings-lucerne-daniel-dodds

Bruckner: Mass No. 3 in F Minor, WAB 28 (Nowak Edition)
Sally Matthews (soprano)
Stanislav Trofimov (bass)
Karen Cargill (mezzo-soprano)
Ilker Arcayürek (tenor)
Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Symphonie-Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Mariss Jansons (conductor)
BR Klassik 900017
https://www.br-klassik.de/orchester-und-chor/br-klassik-cds/br-klassik-digital/br-klassik-digital-bruckner-messe-f-moll-100.html

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 'Pathétique' & Romeo and Juliet
Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich
Paavo Järvi (conductor)
Alpha ALPHA782
https://outhere-music.com/en/albums/Tchaikovsky-Symphony-No-6-Pathetique-Romeo-and-Juliet-ALPHA782

9.30am Building a Library: Katy Hamilton on Mendelssohn Octet in E flat Op. 20

Katy Hamilton compares recordings of Felix Mendelssohn's Octet for strings in E flat major and chooses her favourite.

There has never been a more prodigiously talented child composer than Felix Mendelssohn and proof of that is his Octet. Written in 1825 when he was 16 years old, it was unprecedented in form: there had been double quartets but nothing like this where all the instruments are combined with unique brilliance and clarity of texture. Above all, though, it's the Octet's sheer lyrical joyousness and exuberant energy that set it apart, the teen Mendelssohn's generosity of spirit thrillingly combined with his compositional genius.

10.15am New Releases

Franck: De l'autel au salon. Œuvres chorales
Thibaut Lenaerts (tenor/conductor)
Chœur de Chambre de Namur
Gwendoline Blondeel (soprano)
Pierre Derhet (tenor)
Kamil Ben Hsaïn Lachiri (baritone)
Edward Vanmarsenille (organ)
Éric Mathot (double bass)
Samuel Namotte (baritone)
Emmanuel Tondus (cello)
Caroline Weynants (soprano)
Caroline de Mahieu (mezzo soprano)
Philippe Riga (piano)
Maxime Melnik (tenor)
Hannelore Devaere (harp)
Musique en Wallonie MEW2022
https://www.musiwall.uliege.be/product/cesar-franck-13/

Schubert: Impromptus D899 and Moments Musicaux D780
Alexandre Tharaud (piano)
Erato 9029659921
https://www.warnerclassics.com/release/schubert

Séguedilles – music by Bizet, Falla, Mompou, Ravel, etc
Marianne Crebassa (mezzo)
Orchestre et Choeur du National du Capitole de Toulouse
Ben Glassberg (conductor)
Thibaut Garcia (guitar)
Alphonse Cemin (piano)
Erato 0190296676895
https://www.warnerclassics.com/release/seguedilles

Reels, Drones and Jigs – music by Davies, MacMillan, McDowall, Weir
Perpetuo
Champs Hill Records CHRCD154
https://www.champshillrecords.co.uk/

10.40am Tom Service’s Orchestral New Releases

Tom Service has been listening to new orchestral releases, including Bruckner from Bamberg and Vienna.

Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3, Symphony 'Jupiter', Le nozze di Figaro Overture
Le Concert de la Loge
Julien Chauvin (violin/conductor)
Alpha ALPHA776
https://outhere-music.com/en/albums/Mozart-Violin-Concerto-No-3-Symphony-Jupiter-Le-nozze-di-Figaro-Overture-ALPHA776

Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 38 & 39
NDR Radiophilharmonie
Andrew Manze (conductor)
Pentatone PTC5186765
http://www.pentatonemusic.com/mozart-symphonies-38-39-prague-manze-ndr-radiophilharmonie

Bruckner: Symphony No.4 in E-flat Major, WAB 104 (Edition Haas)
Wiener Philharmoniker
Christian Thielemann (conductor)
Sony 19439914112
https://sonyclassical.com/releases/releases-details/bruckner-symphony-no-4-in-e-flat-major-wab-104-edition-haas-2

Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 - The 3 Versions
Bamberger Symphoniker
Jakub Hruša (conductor)
Accentus Music ACC30533
https://accentus.com/discs/533/

In Memoriam: Bernard Haitink

Wagner: Tannhäuser (Dresden version)
Klaus König (Tannhäuser/tenor)
Lucia Popp (Elisabeth/soprano)
Waltraud Meier (Venus/mezzo-soprano)
Bernd Weikl (Wolfram/baritone)
Kurt Moll (Landgraf/bass)
Bernard Haitink (conductor)
Warner Classics 6408002 (3 CDs)
https://www.warnerclassics.com/release/wagner-tannhauser-0

11.20am Record of the Week

Korngold: Chamber Music
Eusebius Quartet
Alisdair Beatson (piano)
Somm SOMMCD 0642
https://somm-recordings.com/recording/chamber-music-by-erich-wolfgang-korngold/


SAT 11:45 Music Matters (m0010x1c)
Life, Music, Silence

Following the death of Bernard Haitink this week, Tom revisits the last Music Matters interview the Dutch conductor gave at his home in 2017, a moving account of his beginnings in music, his love for the musicians he worked with in the world's top orchestras, and his thoughts on the power of music to transcend.

Also this week, Tom looks into the issues affecting young people transitioning from studying music at 16-19 to Higher Education, following a recent report by Adam Whittaker from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire showing declining numbers at A-level. Tom discusses with Adam, and with Bridget Whyte of Music Mark, and we hear how two universities are responding: Royal Holloway, University of London, and Keele University in Staffordshire.

Tom catches up with the contralto turned conductor Nathalie Stutzmann following her appointment as the next music director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, hearing about her bold plans for the orchestra's repertoire and for its engagement with the city's many and varied communities.

And Daniel Grimley talks about his book, Sibelius: Life, Music, Silence, a new biography which explores the Finnish composer's relationship with nature, politics and culture. Sakari Oramo, the Finnish chief conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, reflects on his own experiences with the complex life and music of Sibelius.


SAT 12:30 This Classical Life (m000gf02)
Jess Gillam with... Dani Howard

Saxophonist Jess Gillam is joined by composer Dani Howard, and between them they swap music by Thomas Adès, Anna Thorvaldsdottir and Fats Waller.

01 00:01:12 Darius Milhaud
Brazileira from Scaramouche suite
Performer: Jess Gillam
Performer: Andee Birkett
Performer: Zeynep Ozsuca-Rattle
Ensemble: Tippett Quartet
Duration 00:02:34

02 00:03:28 Thomas Adès
In Seven Days: IV. Stars - Sun - Moon
Conductor: Thomas Adès
Orchestra: London Sinfonietta
Duration 00:03:16

03 00:06:11 Toshio Hosokawa
Lullaby of Itsuki (Japanese Folk Songs)
Performer: Emmanuel Pahud
Performer: Christian Rivet
Duration 00:01:47

04 00:09:37 Steve Reich
Variations for Vibes, Strings and Pianos (iii. Fast)
Ensemble: London Sinfonietta
Conductor: Alan Pierson
Duration 00:03:31

05 00:13:05 Anna Thorvaldsdottir
In the Light of Air (Existence)
Ensemble: International Contemporary Ensemble
Duration 00:03:44

06 00:16:40 Robert Schumann
Phantasiestucke for cl (or vln or cello) & pno (Op.73), no.3; Rasch und mit ...
Performer: Sol Gabetta
Performer: Hélène Grimaud
Duration 00:03:20

07 00:20:03 Fats Waller (artist)
Two Sleepy People
Performer: Fats Waller
Duration 00:03:01

08 00:23:06 Rae Morris (artist)
Do it (Acoustic Version)
Performer: Rae Morris
Duration 00:02:43

09 00:25:55 Erik Satie
Gymnopédie no.1 in D major
Performer: Jean‐Yves Thibaudet
Duration 00:03:39

10 00:29:33 Dani Howard (artist)
Parallel Lines
Performer: Dani Howard
Duration 00:00:25


SAT 13:00 Inside Music (m0010x1h)
Mezzo soprano Katherine Jenkins finds star quality in music

Known to millions, mezzo soprano Katherine Jenkins has forged a unique musical path, from headlining at international sporting events and for dignitaries around the world, to starring in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel at the London Coliseum. Bridging the worlds of classical and pop, the multi-award-winning singer has released no fewer than fourteen No. 1 Albums to date, and in July of this year became a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music.

In today’s Inside Music, Katherine brings a new perspective to celebrated favourites, whilst also uncovering the joys of less familiar works. She takes a peek into the choral sound world of Roxanna Panufnik, celebrates the vocal power and magnetism of Maria Callas, and enjoys the enduring allure of Joaquín Rodrigo’s writing for guitar.

Katherine also shares a favourite song from her native Wales.

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

A Tandem Production for BBC Radio 3


SAT 15:00 Sound of Cinema (m0010x1k)
Epic Struggle

Transferring a book or idea to the screen can be troublesome, in the week of the long-awaited ‘Dune’, Matthew Sweet selects music for films that have struggled to reach the screen. The programme includes music from 'Apocalypse Now' - including part of David Shire's rejected score - 'Fitzcarraldo', 'Waterworld', 'Heaven's Gate', 'The Man Who Killed Don Quixote', 'Lawrence of Arabia' and 'Dune'.


SAT 16:00 Music Planet (m0010x1m)
Kathryn Tickell with a Road Trip to Denmark

Kathryn Tickell with new music from Tuva, Colombia, Sierra Leone and this week's Classic Artist - Brazilian singer Marlui Miranda. Plus another chance to hear Morten Alfred Høirup's Road Trip to Denmark, featuring a fierce fiddle jam, tragic ballads about Nordic kings, and an old 1916 archive recording from the island of Fanø.


SAT 17:00 J to Z (m000wkd8)
Shai Maestro

Julian Joseph presents live music from French trumpeter Airelle Besson and her quartet, plus pianist Shai Maestro shares his musical inspirations.

Produced by Dominic Tyerman for Somethin’ Else.

01 00:00:28 Jalen Baker (artist)
Healing
Performer: Jalen Baker
Duration 00:07:06

02 00:08:52 Dave Douglas (artist)
Manitou
Performer: Dave Douglas
Performer: Joe Lovano
Duration 00:05:54

03 00:15:56 Airelle Besson (artist)
Fly Away
Performer: Airelle Besson
Performer: Benjamin Moussay
Performer: Isabel Sörling
Performer: Fabrice Moreau
Duration 00:05:39

04 00:22:23 Clora Bryant (artist)
This Can't Be Love
Performer: Clora Bryant
Duration 00:04:31

05 00:27:23 Avishai Cohen (artist)
Song For My Brother
Performer: Avishai Cohen
Duration 00:04:42

06 00:32:49 Airelle Besson (artist)
The Sound of Your Voice 1; into The Sound of Your Voice 2
Performer: Airelle Besson
Performer: Benjamin Moussay
Performer: Isabel Sörling
Performer: Fabrice Moreau
Duration 00:07:47

07 00:41:29 Sons of Kemet (artist)
To Never Forget The Source
Performer: Sons of Kemet
Duration 00:02:53

08 00:45:14 Curtis Fuller (artist)
Ladies Night
Performer: Curtis Fuller
Duration 00:06:28

09 00:53:54 Shai Maestro (artist)
Mystery and Illusions
Performer: Shai Maestro
Duration 00:08:24

10 01:02:33 Chick Corea (artist)
Fingerprints
Performer: Chick Corea
Performer: Avishai Cohen
Performer: Jeff Ballard
Duration 00:04:39

11 01:07:14 Kurt Rosenwinkel (artist)
If I Should Lose You
Performer: Kurt Rosenwinkel
Duration 00:04:01

12 01:11:17 James Blake (artist)
I Never Learnt To Share
Performer: James Blake
Duration 00:02:58

13 01:14:31 Keith Jarrett (artist)
Koln Pt II C
Performer: Keith Jarrett
Duration 00:05:27

14 01:21:08 Anne Paceo (artist)
A Tempestade
Performer: Anne Paceo
Duration 00:08:04


SAT 18:30 Opera on 3 (m0010x1r)
Janacek's Jenufa

Janacek's Jenufa from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, starring Asmik Grigorian, Karita Mattila, Nicky Spence and Saimir Pirgu, and conducted by Henrik Nánási, in a new production by Claus Guth.

Set in a small-minded, claustrophobic rural community, Jenufa is a drama of love and sacrifice in which the mother-daughter relationship of Jenufa and the Kostelnicka takes centre stage. In a morally complex plot we come to realise that the unbending, dogmatic Kostelnicka is in fact the one character ready to step outside the harsh rules of her society, committing one of the most horrific crimes in order to give her daughter a chance in life.

Asmik Grigorian is Jenůfa in her Royal Opera House debut and Karita Mattila is the Kostelnička; with Hungarian conductor Henrik Nánási conducting.

Recorded live at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden.
Presented by Kate Molleson in conversation with Czech opera expert Nigel Simeone; including interviews with Asmik Grigorian, Karita Mattila and Henrik Nánási

Jenufa.......Asmik Grigorian (soprano)
Kostelnicka Buryjovka.......Karita Mattila (soprano)
Laca Klemen.......Nicky Spence (tenor)
Števa Buryja.......Saimir Pirgu (tenor)
Grandmother Buryjovka.......Elena Zilio (mezzo-soprano)
Foreman.......David Stout (baritone)
Mayor.......Jeremy White (bass)
Mayor's Wife.......Helene Schneiderman (mezzo-soprano)
Karolka.......Jacquelyn Stucker (soprano)
Herdswoman.......Angela Simkin (mezzo-soprano)
Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Conductor.......Henrik Nánási

* 1830 Act 1
* 1920 Interval (including artist interviews)
* 1935 Act 2
* 2025 Interval (including artist interviews)
* 2040 Act 3
* 2120 Ends


SAT 22:00 New Music Show (m0010x1t)
Chaya Czernowin's Sounding Change

Kate Molleson presents a studio session by An Assembly, performing new music by Eleanor Cully, Olivia Block, Charlie Usher and Jack Sheen, including three world premieres; composer Chaya Czernowin reflects on music and climate change in this week's Sounding Change, focusing on Liza Lim's Extinction Events and Dawn Chorus and her own White Wind Waiting; plus the latest new releases and music by Sofia Gubaidulina who turns 90 tomorrow.



SUNDAY 24 OCTOBER 2021

SUN 00:00 Freeness (m000wkdj)
The Improv Scene in South Korea

Hosted by Corey Mwamba with a profile of Mung Music, a label based in Seoul. Its founder Sunjae Lee speaks about the burgeoning scene for experimental improvised music in South Korea, which has been rekindled by the return of a few elder improvisers to free playing. Plus, a selection from the new album by one of Newcastle’s longest standing bands, Archipelago, and an abstract blues inspired track from Charlotte Keefe, Martin Pyne and Martin Archer.

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

01 00:00:10 Martin Archer (artist)
June
Performer: Martin Archer
Performer: Charlotte Keeffe
Performer: Martin Pyne
Duration 00:03:14

02 00:04:28 Ayumi Ishito (artist)
Night Chant
Performer: Ayumi Ishito
Performer: The Spacemen
Duration 00:05:43

03 00:10:11 Maria Grand (artist)
Creation: A Home In Mind
Performer: Maria Grand
Duration 00:06:20

04 00:19:48 Kang Tae Hwan (artist)
To The Sky
Performer: Kang Tae Hwan
Duration 00:03:05

05 00:23:23 Baum Sae (artist)
Hwa
Performer: Baum Sae
Duration 00:02:28

06 00:27:26 Eunyoung Kim (artist)
Earworm IV
Performer: Eunyoung Kim
Duration 00:07:26

07 00:37:45 Phew (artist)
nufdahi
Performer: Phew
Performer: Joshua Abrams
Duration 00:06:24

08 00:44:09 Archipelago (artist)
Gold
Performer: Archipelago
Duration 00:08:00

09 00:53:26 Elaine Cheng (artist)
Seeking
Performer: Elaine Cheng
Duration 00:06:34


SUN 01:00 Through the Night (m0010x1w)
Two very different exiled Russians

Stravinsky's Pulcinella and Rachmaninov Second Piano Concerto from Norway with the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, conductor Anna-Maria Helsing and pianist Christian Ihle Hadland. Catriona Young presents.

01:01 AM
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
Pulcinella, ballet suite
Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Anna-Maria Helsing (conductor)

01:25 AM
Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, op. 18
Christian Ihle Hadland (piano), Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Anna-Maria Helsing (conductor)

01:58 AM
Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)
Membra Jesu nostri - 7 passion cantatas BuxWV.75
Barbara Schlick (soprano), Monika Frimmer (soprano), Michael Chance (alto), Christoph Pregardien (tenor), Peter Kooy (bass), Hannover Boys' Choir, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Ton Koopman (conductor)

03:01 AM
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Quartet for strings (Op 131) in C sharp minor
Paizo Quartet, Mikkel Futtrup (violin), Kirstine Futtrup (violin), Magda Stevensson (viola), Toke Moldrop (cello)

03:41 AM
Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
Cello Sonata in D minor, Op 40
Stephane Tetreault (cello), Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano)

04:12 AM
Frano Parac (b.1948)
Guitar Trio
Zagreb Guitar Trio

04:17 AM
Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)
2 graduals for chorus: Locus iste & Christus Factus est
Danish National Radio Choir, Jesper Grove Jorgensen (conductor)

04:25 AM
Alexander Glazunov (1865-1936)
Mazurka in F sharp minor, Op 25 no 2
Stefan Lindgren (piano)

04:32 AM
Silvestre Revueltas (1899-1940)
Sensemaya
Polish Radio Orchestra in Warsaw, Christian Vasquez (conductor)

04:40 AM
Francesco Cavalli (1602-1676)
Sonata a 8
Concerto Palatino

04:45 AM
Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
Prelude in D flat major, Op 28 no 15, 'Raindrop'
Zheeyoung Moon (piano)

04:50 AM
Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
Concerto Grosso in D Op 6 No 4
Europa Galante, Fabio Biondi (director)

05:01 AM
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
"Giovedi" TWV42:Es2 – from "Pyrmonter Kurwoche"
Albrecht Rau (violin), Heinrich Rau (viola), Clemens Malich (cello), Wolfgang Hochstein (harpsichord)

05:10 AM
Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837)
Rondo in B minor Op.109
Stefan Lindgren (piano)

05:19 AM
Arnaut Daniel (c.1150-c.1200)
2 Chansons: Dohl mot son plan e prim & Lo ferm voler qu'el cor m'intra
Sequentia Koln

05:28 AM
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Adagio and fugue for strings (K.546) in C minor
Risor Festival Strings

05:36 AM
Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
Sonata in G minor (K 88) for 2 harpsichords
Dagmara Kapczyńska (harpsichord), Gwennaelle Alibert (harpsichord)

05:44 AM
Rudolf Matz (1901-1988)
Ballade for violin, cello & piano
Zagreb Piano Trio

05:52 AM
Francois-Joseph Gossec (1734-1829)
Symphony (Op.5 No.3) in D major, 'Pastorella'
Tafelmusik Orchestra, Jeanne Lamon (conductor)

06:08 AM
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
4 Impromptus, D.899, Op.90
Francesco Piemontesi (piano)

06:35 AM
John Carmichael (b.1930)
Trumpet Concerto (1972)
Kevin Johnston (trumpet), West Australian Symphony Orchestra, David Measham (conductor)


SUN 07:00 Breakfast (m0010x6k)
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 (m0010x6m)
Sarah Walker with an engrossing musical mix

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

Today Sarah lets the sunshine in with a freewheeling piano duet by Debussy, feels the power of Dora Pejačević’s Phantasie Concertante in D Minor, and enjoys cascading violins and sensual harmonies in a concerto grosso by Francesco Geminiani.

Plus, an intimate performance of O Sacrum Convivium by contemporary British composer Gabriel Jackson.

A Tandem Production for BBC Radio 3


SUN 12:00 Private Passions (m0010x6p)
Rory Stewart

Diplomat, Soldier, Explorer, Politician, Academic – Rory Stewart defies easy labels. By his own admission, his identity is complicated: he describes himself as “a Scot, born in Hong Kong and brought up in Malaysia”. After Eton, he went on to Oxford and to the Diplomatic Service, but then abandoned this conventional career path and spent two years walking across Afghanistan and Iran. He became a deputy governor in Iraq after the 2003 invasion, and then ten years later entered British politics as a Tory MP, serving under both Cameron and May, and finally making a bold bid to become Party Leader and Prime Minister. When Boris Johnson won the election in 2019 he resigned, and threw his hat into the ring to become the new London mayor. After that contest was delayed by Covid, he left politics, and indeed left the country; he now teaches international relations and politics at Yale University.

In conversation with Michael Berkeley, Rory Stewart reveals that he feels nothing but relief at leaving politics behind. He looks back at the years he spent in Afghanistan and wonders how much of that work will survive, and he explains why he’s now moving with his young family to Jordan. Music choices take him back to his father, who often sang to him, and to his travels in the Borders and in Iran. He talks too about his search for religious belief, a yearning expressed by a Bach cantata; and why above all we must continue to hope – not despair – about the future.

A Loftus Media production for BBC Radio 3
Produced by Elizabeth Burke


SUN 13:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (m0010pll)
Anna Lucia Richter sings Brahms and Wolf

From Wigmore Hall: Anna Lucia Richter sings Wolf and Brahms.
The captivating German mezzo-soprano, one of the leading singers of her generation, is joined by the Israeli-South African pianist Ammiel Bushakevitz in a recital that moves from the world of the lullaby to contemplation of death and the transience of life.

Presented by Martin Handley.

Brahms: Ständchen Op 106/1
Brahms: Sapphische Ode Op 94/4
Brahms: Auf dem Kirchhofe Op 105/4

Wolf: Morgentau
Wolf: Wie des Mondes Abbild
Wolf: Sonne der Schlummerlosen

Brahms: Feldeinsamkeit Op 86/2
Brahms: Mädchenlied Op 107/5
Brahms: Wiegenlied Op 49/4

Wolf: Wiegenlied im Sommer
Wolf: Elfenlied
Wolf: Die Zigeunerin

Brahms: Liebestreu Op 3/1
Brahms: Der Tod, das ist die kühle Nacht Op 96/1

Wolf: Verborgenheit
Wolf: Nachruf
Wolf: Als ich auf dem Euphrat schiffte
Wolf: Begegnung

Brahms: Vergebliches Ständchen Op 84/4

Anna Lucia Richter (mezzo-soprano)
Ammiel Bushakevitz (piano)


SUN 14:00 The Early Music Show (m000fnt1)
La Pellegrina

Hannah French sets the scene on some of the great music composed as incidental music to the 1579 play "La Pellegrina" or "The Pilgrim Woman".

Including work by the composers Francesco Corteccia, Emilio de Cavalieri, Christofano Malvezzi, Luca Marenzio
Matthias Werrecore and Jacopo Peri.

01 00:01:50 Emilio de' Cavalieri
Aria di Fiorenza
Ensemble: Scherzi Musicali
Duration 00:01:59

02 00:04:43 Francesco Corteccia
Ballo di satri et baccante
Ensemble: Schola Jacopo da Bologna
Ensemble: Studio di Musica Rinascimentale di Palermo
Ensemble: Centre de Musique Ancienne de Genevre
Director: Gabriel Garrido
Duration 00:01:26

03 00:07:36 Antonio Archilei
Dalle piu alte sfere
Singer: Emma Kirkby
Ensemble: Taverner Players
Director: Andrew Parrott
Duration 00:04:39

04 00:14:07 Cristofano Malvezzi
Dolcissime sirene
Ensemble: Zefiro Torna
Duration 00:01:25

05 00:17:01 Luca Marenzio
Sinfonia a 5; Belle ne fe' natura; Chi dal delfino
Choir: Capriccio Stravagante Consort Voices
Orchestra: Capriccio Stravagante Renaissance Orchestra
Choir: Collegium Vocale Gent
Director: Skip Sempé
Duration 00:03:44

06 00:22:11 Matthias Werrecore
Sinfonia
Ensemble: Huelgas Ensemble
Director: Paul Van Nevel
Duration 00:02:27

07 00:26:47 Giulio Caccini
Io che dal ciel cader farei la luna
Performer: Thomas Dunford
Singer: Anna Reinhold
Duration 00:02:08

08 00:31:36 Giovanni de' Bardi
Miseri habitator a 5
Choir: Taverner Consort
Director: Andrew Parrott
Duration 00:01:50

09 00:34:49 Jacopo Peri
Dunque fra torbid'onde - echo aria
Singer: Stephan MacLeod
Singer: Eitan Sorek
Singer: Harry Van Berne
Ensemble: Huelgas Ensemble
Director: Paul Van Nevel
Duration 00:05:32

10 00:41:55 Jacopo Peri
Euridice: 'Cruda morte, hai! Pur potesti' (Chorus, First Ninfa)
Singer: Françoise Masset
Ensemble: Les Arts Baroques
Director: Mireille Podeur
Duration 00:03:31

11 00:46:11 Cristofano Malvezzi
Dal vago e bel sereno a 6 "La Pellegrina"
Ensemble: Ensemble Pygmalion
Director: Raphaël Pichon
Duration 00:05:16

12 00:52:52 Emilio de' Cavalieri
O che nuovo miracolo a 5, a 3 "La Pellegrina"
Ensemble: Ensemble Pygmalion
Director: Raphaël Pichon
Duration 00:05:12

13 00:58:34 Franz Liszt
Pastorale (Années de pèlerinage I)
Duration 00:01:37


SUN 15:00 Choral Evensong (m0010prg)
Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace

Choral Vespers from Her Majesty’s Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace, with Ensemble Pro Victoria to mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Robert Fayrfax.

Preces (plainsong)
Psalms 110, 111, 112, 113, 114 (plainsong)
Responsory: In circuitu tuo Domine (plainsong)
Hymn: Sanctorum meritis (plainsong)
Canticle: Magnificat Regale (Fayrfax)
Antiphon: Salve regina (Fayrfax)
Voluntary: Uppon La Mi Re (Preston)

Toby Ward (Director)
Richard Gowers (Organist)


SUN 16:00 Jazz Record Requests (m0010x6r)
Your Favourite Things

Alyn Shipton presents jazz records of all styles as requested by you, with music this week from Count Basie live at Birdland in 1961, British vocalist Norma Winstone from her 1972 album Edge of Time and a track to remember the organist and bandleader Lonnie Smith who died at the end of last month.


SUN 17:00 The Listening Service (b09tcdx7)
The French Horn Unwound

The French horn, elemental and atavistic, noble and heroic, has long held a special place in composers' affections. Just think of the horn writing of Bach and Handel, at once earthy and sophisticated, the concertos and chamber music of Mozart, the horns of Beethoven symphonies! Not to mention Schumann's supercharged Konzertstuck for four horns, or the central role the horn plays in Wagner's epic Ring - and in the orchestra of Brahms, Strauss and Mahler. And then there are today's composers...

Tom Service unwinds this 12-foot metal tube to discover its continuous appeal over three centuries with the help of natural horn virtuoso Anneke Scott and self-confessed French horn superfan Oliver Knussen, whose very personal concerto for the instrument was inspired by family and friendship, as well as the great horn writing of the past.

David Papp (producer).


SUN 17:30 Words and Music (m0010x6t)
Twilight

As part of Radio 3’s Twilight season, this week’s programme explores that uncertain, liminal period between day and night, when shadows deepen. Readers Clare Perkins and Neal Pearson take us into the literary Twilight, where this mysterious crossover between day and night provides rich metaphors of downfall and decline; so we hear Ryszard Kapuscinki on the fall of Haile Selassie’s empire and the Norse gods being consumed by flames at the end of Wagner’s Gotterdammerung. Twilight can also be a spooky, fearful time of day – bats appear unexpectedly in a poem by DH Lawrence, while death creeps over the fields in Philip Larkin’s Going, and something sinister approaches in Realm of Dusk by The Fall. This week’s twilit soundtrack also includes Richard and Linda Thompson, Sally Beamish and Mark Anthony Turnage.

Readings:

Philip Gross - Betweenland X
Sean Hewitt - Psalm
Christine Da Luca - Fireworks Over Bressay Sound
Kazuo Ishiguro - The Remains of the Day
Adrienne Rich - Darklight
Oliver Goldsmith - The Deserted Village
Ryszard Kapuscinski - The Emperor
Peter Porter - Ghosts
DH Lawrence - Bats
Philip Larkin - Going
Thomas Hardy - The Return of the Native
Ann Radcliffe - The Mysteries of Udolpho
Afanasy Fet (trans. Gordon Pirie) - 'Evening. I'll go to meet them...'
TS Eliot - The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock
James Joyce - Finnegans Wake

Producer: Torquil MacLeod

Radio 3's twilight season includes a host of programmes running from October 25th through to 31st including a Free Thinking conversation with a photographer, poet, literary scholar and the composer Sally Beamish, an essay series from Andrew Martin, painter Norman Ackroyd shares his attempts to capture light in painting in Between the Ears, and musical moments across the schedules.


SUN 18:45 Between the Ears (m0010yyq)
Capturing Light

Britain’s most celebrated printmaker Norman Ackroyd and the award-winning poet Nancy Campbell come together to explore what it takes to capture light on the page in poetry or in print.

Norman Ackroyd has spent his life travelling to some of the most remote places in the British Isles and his etchings rely on the interplay between light and dark, but there is a mysterious alchemy to his process. This is a rare opportunity to be privy to this and accompany Norman, now in his 83rd year, as he takes a boat from Southwold harbour at dawn, to paint the Suffolk coast from the North Sea for the first time, hoping to watch the sun rise on its crumbling cliffs.

A new commission by Nancy Campbell responds to Norman’s journey, forming a counterpoint to his practical concerns as he sketches and balances precariously at the stern of the boat. Nancy embodies different forms of light, describing how it travels through space, and outlines the visible world, making Norman’s creation of a likeness possible.

Rich in immersive binaural recordings, Norman's lyrical observations and Nancy’s poem are woven with the wild soundscape of the Suffolk coast; the sea, the birds, the insights of the accompanying fishermen and music specially composed by Jane Watkins.


SUN 19:15 Sunday Feature (m0010x6w)
A Trip to My Grave

Sophie Coulombeau, BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinker, writer, and Lecturer in English Literature at the University of York, reflects on the contemporary reluctance to face death. Accompanied by funeral director Christine Dudzinska and Clive Dawson, cemetery volunteer, she visits the plot she has purchased in the atmospheric and historic cemetery in York that will be her final resting place - an unusual act of forward planning in a modern age in which most people prefer not to think too much about their demise. By contrast, the eighteenth-century writer and patron of the arts Hester Thrale Piozzi was frank, even playful, in imagining her own end. 200 years after her death, what can this writer - and her culture - teach us today about how to reconcile ourselves to mortality?

Producer: Eliane Glaser

Bicentenary conference celebrating Hester Thrale Piozzi co-sponsored by the University of York: http://www.1718.ucla.edu/events/thrale/

York's Dead Good Festival: https://www.yorksdeadgoodfestival.co.uk/


SUN 19:30 Drama on 3 (m0010x6y)
The Saga of Burnt Njal

Hattie Naylor’s adaptation of Iceland’s most famous saga with an introduction by saga specialist, Dr BrynjaThorgeirsdottir.

Drawing upon the oral storytelling tradition to conjure up the bleak but savage beauty of Medieval Iceland, it tells the epic tale of two rival families, a long-running blood feud and its tragic outcome.

Five storytellers gather. This troupe is made up of renegades, outlaws and outsiders who live on the edges of society. They see this as an opportunity to engage and pass judgement on a world that chooses not to see them.

Teller 1/Hallgerd ….. Lisa Hammond
Teller 2/Gunnar ….. Justice Ritchie
Teller 3/Bergthora ….. Christine Kavanagh
Teller 4/Njal ….. Justin Salinger
Teller 5/Mord ….. Jasmine Hyde
Voice of the Saga ….. Salomé Gunnarsdottir

Translations by Benjamin Danielsson
Directed by Gemma Jenkins


SUN 21:00 Record Review Extra (m0010x70)
Mendelssohn's Octet

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


SUN 23:00 Barrie Kosky's Musical Stages (m0010x72)
Comedy in Opera

How do you make people laugh in opera? Barrie Kosky, one of opera's most sought-after directors, looks at works by Verdi, Offenbach, Mozart, Gilbert and Sullivan, and Bernstein, in search of comedy on the stage.

Verdi: Act 3 Finale (Falstaff)
Rossini: Largo al Factotum (Barber of Seville)
Offenbach: Extracts from Orpheus in the Underworld
Gilbert & Sullivan: Pirates of Penzance
Mozart: Extracts from The Magic Flute
Bernstein: Extracts from Candide

Produced by Gavin McCollum and Lindsay Pell



MONDAY 25 OCTOBER 2021

MON 00:00 Classical Fix (m0010x74)
Ayo Akinwolere

Guest presenter Linton Stephens mixes a classical playlist for his music-loving guest. This week, Linton is joined by broadcaster Ayo Akinwolere.

Ayo's playlist:

Robert Nathaniel Dett - Ave Maria
Valerie Coleman - Red Clay & Mississippi Delta
Errollyn Wallen - Concerto Grosso (2nd movement)
Julius Eastman - Gay Guerrilla
Fela Sowande - Akinla from African Suite
Täpp Collective - Viology

Classical Fix is a podcast aimed at opening up the world of classical music to anyone who fancies giving it a go. Each week, Linton mixes a bespoke playlist for his guest, who then joins him to share their impressions of their new classical discoveries. Linton Stephens is a bassoonist with the Chineke! Orchestra and has also performed with the BBC Philharmonic, Halle Orchestra and Opera North, amongst many others.


MON 00:30 Through the Night (m0010x76)
Iván Fischer at 70

Hungarian Radio celebrates the founder of the Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer, with a performance from its archives. Midori performs Sibelius's Violin Concerto before the orchestra takes centre stage in Beethoven's Symphony No.4. Presented by Catriona Young.

12:31 AM
Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
Vocalise, Op.34'14
Budapest Festival Orchestra, Ivan Fischer (conductor)

12:38 AM
Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
Violin Concerto in D minor, Op.47
Midori (violin), Budapest Festival Orchestra, Ivan Fischer (conductor)

01:12 AM
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Symphony no.4 in B flat major, Op.60
Budapest Festival Orchestra, Ivan Fischer (conductor)

01:47 AM
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Quartet for strings (Op.130) in B flat major vers. standard
Vertavo String Quartet

02:31 AM
Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)
L'Apotheose de la Danse - orchestral suite of dance music by Rameau
Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski (conductor)

03:09 AM
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Three Psalms (Op.78)
Chamber Choir AVE, Andraz Hauptman (conductor)

03:30 AM
Marcel Poot (1902-1988)
A Cheerful overture for orchestra
Belgian Radio and Television Philharmonic Orchestra, Alexander Rahbari (conductor)

03:34 AM
Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959)
Sonatina for clarinet & piano (1956)
Jozef Luptacik (clarinet), Pavol Kovac (piano)

03:46 AM
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)
Capriccio Espagnol (Op.34)
BBC Philharmonic, Yan Pascal Tortelier (conductor)

04:02 AM
Francisco Tarrega (1852-1909), Ruggiero Ricci (arranger)
Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Kerson Leong (violin)

04:07 AM
Lars-Erik Larsson (1908-1986)
Pastoral Suite, Op 19 (1938)
CBC Vancouver Orchestra, Mario Bernardi (conductor)

04:21 AM
Carlo Gesualdo (1566-1613), Peter Maxwell Davies (arranger)
2 Motets arr. Maxwell Davies for brass quintet
Graham Ashton Brass Ensemble

04:31 AM
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Overture in the Italian Style, D.590
Saarbrucken Radio Symphony Orchestra, Marcello Viotti (conductor)

04:39 AM
Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)
Toccata in D minor ( Fuga)
Rinaldo Alessandrini (harpsichord)

04:45 AM
Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921)
Concerto for cello and orchestra No 1 in A minor Op 33
Shauna Rolston (cello), Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Mario Bernardi (conductor)

05:06 AM
Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179)
Instrumental piece
Sequentia, Ensemble for medieval music

05:12 AM
Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
Agnus Dei for chorus
BBC Singers, Stephen Cleobury (conductor)

05:20 AM
Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
Ballet music from Otello, Act III
Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra, Antoni Ros-Marba (conductor)

05:26 AM
Henry du Mont (1610-1684)
Motet: O Salutaris Hostia
Studio 600, Aldona Szechak (director), Dorota Kozinska (director)

05:31 AM
Zoltan Kodaly (1882 - 1967)
Hary Janos Suite, Op 35a
Hungarian Radio Orchestra, Tamas Vasary (conductor)

05:54 AM
Johann Christian Bach (1735-1782)
Quintet in D major, Op.11, No.6 for flute, 2 violins, cello
Musica Petropolitana

06:11 AM
Erik Satie (1866-1925)
Trois morceaux en forme de poire
Pianoduo Kolacny (piano duo), Steven Kolacny (piano), Stijn Kolacny (piano)


MON 06:30 Breakfast (m0010xfr)
Monday - Petroc's classical rise and shine

Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests and music to celebrate twilight.

Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk


MON 09:00 Essential Classics (m0010xfx)
Sarah Walker

Sarah Walker plays the best in classical music, featuring new discoveries, some musical surprises and plenty of familiar favourites.

0915 Playlist starter – listen and send us your ideas for the next step in our musical journey today.

1010 Song of the Day – harnessing the magic of words, music and the human voice.

1030 Playlist reveal – a sequence of music suggested by you in response to our starter today.

1100 Essential Five – this week we focus on the mighty double bass.

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


MON 12:00 Composer of the Week (m000cz2p)
George Walker (1922-2018)

Prodigy

Donald Macleod explores the life and music of George Walker, in conversation with his son Gregory. Today, Walker looks set for a glittering career as a concert pianist.

When Rosa King Walker announced to her five-year-old son George that, like it or not, he was going to have piano lessons, she can scarcely have been aware that she was dispatching him on a lifelong journey in music. Like many middle-class African-American parents of her generation, she had probably just wanted to make sure that her son was au fait with an important aspect of the ‘dominant’ culture. But things quickly escalated beyond his mother’s original intentions. The boy took to the piano like a duck to water, and by his mid-teens he was off to pursue undergraduate music studies at Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio. After that came a period of post-graduate study at Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute under the tutelage, among others, of the legendary Rudolf Serkin. Walker’s concerto début came at the age of 23, when he performed one of the most challenging works in the repertoire, Rachmaninov’s 3rd Piano Concerto, with the Philadelphia Orchestra, no less, under the great Eugene Ormandy. A stellar career on the concert platform surely beckoned, but in the event, things were not so straightforward. It took five years for Walker to find himself an agent, and when he finally did, he was told that it would be difficult getting bookings for a black classical pianist – a prediction which turned out, in the America of the 1950s, to be accurate. Walker had better luck in Europe, where he toured in 1953, but stress got the better of him and he developed a debilitating stomach ulcer. So gradually he began to turn his back on the idea of a solo career, gravitating instead towards a life in teaching – and, increasingly, composition.

Response (Laurence Dunbar)
Phyllis Bryn-Julson, soprano
George Walker, piano

String Quartet No 1 (1st mvt)
Son Sonora String Quartet

Lyric for Strings
London Symphony Orchestra
Paul Freeman, conductor

Piano Sonata No 1 (2nd and 3rd mvts)
George Walker, piano

Cello Sonata (2nd mvt)
Emmanuel Feldman, cello
Joy Cline-Phinney, piano

Trombone Concerto
Christian Lindberg, trombone
Malmö Symphony Orchestra
James DePriest, conductor

Produced by Chris Barstow for BBC Wales


MON 13:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (m0010xg0)
Alexandre Tharaud

Parisian pianist Alexandre Tharaud is known for his ingenious programmes as much as for his technical brilliance. Today he performs two of his own transcriptions: of the Debussy Prélude, he has written, ‘It’s a slow, sweeping piece for which I have added some depth to the piano texture, to maintain the tension. The centre of the movement is a tremendous moment that somehow has to be conveyed with two hands, which calls for an element of virtuosity’. Tharaud's Schubert transcription is of four excerpts from the stage music for Rosamunde & the concert opens with his four Impromptus, D899, in their original form.

Live from London's Wigmore Hall
Presented by Martin Handley

Schubert: 4 Impromptus D899
Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (transcribed by Alexandre Tharaud)
Schubert: Movements from Rosamunde D797 (transcribed by Alexandre Tharaud)

Alexandre Tharaud (piano)


MON 14:00 Afternoon Concert (m0010xg2)
Monday - Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony

The Royal Danish Orchestra and Thomas Sondergard launch a week of music making from Denmark with Tchakovsky's dramatic, fate-ridden Fourth Symphony. Also in today's programme Ian Skelly introduces orchestral items by Gershwin, early music from Hopkinson Smith, and a major orchestral piece by Denmark's own Hans Abrahamsen.

Including:

Gershwin: Cuban Overture
Tivoli Copenhagen Philharmoninc Orchestra
Wayne Marshall (conductor)

Anthony Holborne:
Muy Linda
My Self: Galliard
As It Fell On A Holie Eve
Hopkinson Smith (lute)

Hans Abrahamsen: 10 Pieces for Orchestra (nos/ 1-6)
Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Fabio Luisi (conductor)

c.3pm
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 4 in F minor, Op.36
Royal Danish Orchestra
Thomas Sondergard (conductor)

Gershwin: Gershwin in Hollywood
Tivoli Copenhagen Philharmoninc Orchestra
Wayne Marshall (conductor)


MON 16:30 New Generation Artists (m0010xg4)
Alexander Gadjiev plays Chopin

New Generation Artists: Chopin from Alexander Gadjiev and a sombre lute song by John Dowland sung by Alessandro Fisher.

Dowland: Come heavy sleepe
Alessandro Fisher (tenor), Thibaut Garcia (guitar)

Stenhammar: Two Sentimental Romances, Op. 28
Johan Dalene (violin), Nicola Elmer (piano)

Chopin: Barcarolle, Op 60
Alexander Gadjiev (piano)


MON 17:00 In Tune (m0010xg6)
Live from Armagh, Northern Ireland

Sean Rafferty presents a special edition of In Tune live from Armagh, Northern Ireland.


MON 19:00 In Tune Mixtape (m0010xg8)
An eclectic mix of classical music, Capturing Twilight: Before Dawn

In Tune's Classical Music Mixtape: an imaginative, eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises thrown in for good measure


MON 19:30 Radio 3 in Concert (m0010xgb)
Fin-de-siecle Vienna, in Paris

Fiona Talkington presents one of the highlights of this year’s orchestral season.

Klaus Mäkelä conducts the Orchestre de Paris in Mahler’s 5th Symphony, in which a death march is ultimately wrenched into a majestic affirmation, via the tender Adagietto which has become famous in its own right. Something similar happens in Berg’s Violin Concerto, dedicated “to the memory of an angel”, in which the tragedy of bereavement is ultimately transfigured into a glimpse of the spiritual realm.

Berg: Violin Concerto
Mahler: Symphony No.5

Renaud Capucon, violin
Orchestre de Paris
Klaus Mäkelä
Recorded at the Philharmonie, Paris, on 16/06/2021.


MON 22:00 Music Matters (m0010x1c)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:45 on Saturday]


MON 22:45 The Essay (m0010xgd)
The Lost Hours

Elevenses

Eleven o’clock in the morning is in danger of becoming a non-time. But there used to be a mid-morning light meal called elevenses. The theory was that one needed sustenance in the middle of the morning - a staging post to luncheon. Andrew Martin investigates its heyday in the nursery, in fiction (where would Paddington and Winnie the Pooh be without their mid-morning snack?) and in the office, and ponders what we lose by letting the busy-ness of modern life erode this comforting morning pause in our busy schedules.

The Lost Hours is a series of essays about how the day used not to be so monolithic; about how it was punctuated by rituals that lent a character to different hours. All the rituals described seem to be in decline, but none can be written off completely. And, a cheering thought, perhaps some will revive post-Covid as we rediscover the social possibilities of our days. They reflect a way of life both more leisured and more regimented, and one of their virtues might be that as well as enriching our days they actually slow them down too, and paradoxically give us more time.

Written and read by Andrew Martin
Produced by Karen Holden


MON 23:00 Night Tracks (m0010xgg)
Music for the evening

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



TUESDAY 26 OCTOBER 2021

TUE 00:30 Through the Night (m0010xgj)
Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra and Alexander Vedernikov

Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra and the late conductor in a programme of Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov from 2008 Evgeny Svetlanov Weeks Festival. Catriona Young presents.

12:31 AM
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Slavonic March in B flat minor, op. 31
Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra, Alexander Vedernikov (conductor)

12:41 AM
Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, op. 43
Nikolai Lugansky (piano), Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra, Alexander Vedernikov (conductor)

01:05 AM
Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
Prelude No. 5 in G, from '13 Preludes, op. 32'
Nikolai Lugansky (piano)

01:09 AM
Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
The Bells, op. 35, choral symphony
Ekaterina Scherbachenko (soprano), Maxim Paster (tenor), Sergei Leiferkus (bass baritone), Bolshoi Theatre Chorus, Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra, Alexander Vedernikov (conductor)

01:46 AM
Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
Violin Sonata no 2 in G major, Op 13
Marianne Thorsen (violin), Harvard Gimse (piano)

02:06 AM
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Quintet in E flat major K.452 for piano, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn
Leif Ove Andsnes (piano), Albrecht Mayer (oboe), Kari Kriikku (clarinet), Per Hannisdahl (bassoon), Jonathan Williams (horn)

02:31 AM
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Symphony No.1 in C minor (Op.68)
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor)

03:16 AM
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Piano Trio in G major 'Premier Trio' (c.1879)
Grumiaux Trio

03:39 AM
Alessandro Striggio (c.1540-1592)
Ecce beatam lucem, for 40 voices
BBC Singers, Stephen Cleobury (conductor)

03:47 AM
August de Boeck (1865-1937)
Fantasy on two Flemish Folk Songs (1923)
Flemish Radio Orchestra, Marc Soustrot (conductor)

03:55 AM
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Sonata in A major, HWV 361 (transposed to B flat)
Blagoj Angelovski (trumpet), Velin Iliev (organ)

04:04 AM
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
St.Paul, Op 36, Overture
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Kenneth Montgomery (conductor)

04:11 AM
Rudolf Tobias (1873-1918)
Sonatina no.1 in A flat major
Vardo Rumessen (piano)

04:20 AM
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809),Ignace Joseph Pleyel (1757-1831), Harold Perry (arranger)
Divertimento 'Feldpartita' in B flat major, Hob.2.46
Academic Wind Quintet

04:31 AM
Francesco Durante (1684-1755)
Concerto per quartetto No 6 in A major for strings
Concerto Koln

04:41 AM
Henri Dutilleux (1916-2013)
Sonatine for flute and piano
Ivica Gabrisova -Encingerova (flute), Matej Vrabel (piano)

04:50 AM
Ludwig Senfl (c.1486-1543)
Credo, Missa dominicalis (L'homme arme)
Schola Cantorum Basiliensis Vocal Ensemble, Schola Cantorum Basiliensis Instrumental Ensemble

05:00 AM
Carlos Salzedo (1885-1961)
Variations sur un theme dans le style ancien, Op 30
Mojca Zlobko (harp)

05:11 AM
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Prelude à l'apres-midi d'un faune
BBC Philharmonic, Yan Pascal Tortelier (conductor)

05:21 AM
Zoltan Kodaly (1882 - 1967)
Adagio for clarinet and piano (1905)
Kalman Berkes (clarinet), Zoltan Kocsis (piano)

05:29 AM
Joseph Martin Kraus (1756-1792)
Symphony in C minor, 'Symphonie funebre'
Concerto Koln

05:50 AM
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
4 Impromptus, D.899, Op.90
Francesco Piemontesi (piano)

06:16 AM
Frigyes Hidas (1928-2007)
Harpsichord Concerto
Barbala Dobozy (harpsichord), Concentus Hungaricus, Ildiko Hegyi (conductor)


TUE 06:30 Breakfast (m0010x9t)
Tuesday - Petroc's classical mix

Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests and music to celebrate twilight.

Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk


TUE 09:00 Essential Classics (m0010x9w)
Sarah Walker

Sarah Walker plays the best in classical music, featuring new discoveries, some musical surprises and plenty of familiar favourites.

0915 Playlist starter – listen and send us your ideas for the next step in our musical journey today.

1010 Song of the Day – harnessing the magic of words, music and the human voice.

1030 Playlist reveal – a sequence of music suggested by you in response to our starter today.

1100 Essential Five – the second in our survey of the best music for double bass.

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


TUE 12:00 Composer of the Week (m000cztq)
George Walker (1922-2018)

La Boulangerie

Donald Macleod explores the life and music of George Walker, in conversation with his son Gregory. Today Walker’s Paris-bound, to study with the formidable Nadia Boulanger.

“Myth”, the composer Ned Rorem once wrote in an article for the New York Times, “credits every American town with two things: a 10-cent store and a Boulanger student.” He had a point. Since the founding of the American Conservatory at the Palace of Fontainebleau, an hour or so’s train journey south-east of Paris, in the aftermath of World War I, a period of study with 'Mademoiselle' had become a virtual rite of passage for aspiring young musicians from over the pond. In a career lasting nearly six decades, Nadia Boulanger taught more than 600 of them, encouraging the craft of composers as different in their outlooks as Aaron Copland, Elliott Carter, Philip Glass and Burt Bacharach. Armed with a recent doctorate from the Eastman School of Music and funded by a Fulbright Scholarship, George Walker made the pilgrimage to France in 1957, staying on for a second year courtesy of a John H Whitney Fellowship. Boulanger was, he recalled in later life, “the first person to acknowledge and praise my gift for musical composition. She never told me how to write.” Nonetheless, Walker’s time with Boulanger exposed to him to the cutting edge of contemporary musical thought, and marks a watershed in the evolution of his compositional style. Inspired by an encounter with Alban Berg’s Violin Concerto, Walker’s solo piano piece Spatials is an engaging if perhaps somewhat self-conscious adventure in strict serialism; but in his spiky Variations for Orchestra and the dynamic Piano Concerto, his new researches have been fully assimilated into his own musical persona.

The Bereaved Maid
Phyllis Bryn-Julson, soprano
George Walker, piano

Sonata No 1 for violin and piano
Gregory Walker, violin
George Walker, piano

Spatials
George Walker, piano

Variations for Orchestra
New Philharmonia Orchestra
Paul Freeman, conductor

Five Fancies for clarinet and piano four hands (Theme and 5 variations)
Eric Thomas, clarinet
Vivian Taylor, John McDonald, piano

Piano Concerto (2nd mvt)
Natalie Hinderas, piano
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Paul Freeman, conductor

Produced by Chris Barstow for BBC Wales


TUE 13:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (m0006t8h)
Norfolk and Norwich Chamber Series: Schumann and Mozart

Simon Crawford-Philips and Philip Moore perform Mozart's grand Sonata in F major written for piano duet, and Bizet's seldom-heard arrangement of Schumann's Six Studies in Canonic Form, originally for pedal piano.

Complementing this works, the Skampa Quartet bring music from their homeland in Jozef Suk's Meditation on a Bohemian Chorale 'St. Wenceslas'.

Presented by Tom McKinney

JS Bach arr Kurtag: Chorale Prelude 'O Lamm Gottes unschuldig'
Schumann arr. Bizet: Six Studies in Canonic Form, Op 56
Simon Crawford-Philips & Philip Moore (piano)

Suk: Meditation on an Old Bohemian Chorale 'St Wenceslas', Op 35
Skampa Quartet

Mozart: Sonata for Piano Duet in F major, K.497
Simon Crawford-Philips & Philip Moore (piano)


TUE 14:00 Afternoon Concert (m0010x9y)
Tuesday - Dvorak's Sixth Symphony

Ian Skelly continues his afternoon selection of recordings from Denmark, which includes the Danish National Symphony Orchestra performing Dvorak's first great symphonic success. Daniil Trifonov is the piano soloist in Shostakovich's Concerto for Piano, Trumpet and Strings, and there's music by Debussy, Chopin and Luis de Narvaez.

Including:

Debussy: Suite Bergamasque
- Prelude
- Clair de Lune
Alice Sara Ott (piano)

Luis de Navarez: Veynte y dos diferencias
Hopkinson Smith (lute)

c.3pm
Antonin Dvorak: Symphony No 6 in D
Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Petr Popelka (conductor)

Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No 1
Daniil Trifonov (piano)
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Gustavo Gimeno (conductor)


TUE 17:00 In Tune (m0010xb0)
Avi Avital and Arcangelo, Catherine Larsen-Maguire

Tom Service is joined by Avi Avital and Arcangelo for live music in the studio, plus he talks to conductor Catherine Larsen-Maguire ahead of her debut engagements with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the Royal Northern Sinfonia.


TUE 19:00 In Tune Mixtape (m0010xb2)
An eclectic mix of classical music, Capturing Twilight: City and Working Life

In Tune's Classical Music Mixtape: an imaginative, eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises thrown in for good measure.


TUE 19:30 Radio 3 in Concert (m0010xb4)
Symphonic Pictures

Kirill Karabits, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra's Chief Conductor, leads the orchestra in a colourful programme ranging from the bright southern French sunshine of Bizet's L'Arlésienne to the more muted colours of Prokofiev's Russian Autumn Sketch. Also on the bill are Ravel's sparkling piano concerto with Louis Schwizgebel, and his famous orchestration of Mussorgsky's series of piano miniatures, Pictures at an Exhibition, painted in vivid orchestral colours.

Recorded earlier this month and introduced by Martin Handley.

Bizet: L'Arlésienne Suite No. 1
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G
Prokofiev: Autumnal Sketch
Mussorgsky (arr. Ravel): Pictures at an Exhibition

Louis Schwizgebel (piano)
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Kirill Karabits (conductor)


TUE 22:00 Free Thinking (m0010xb6)
Twilight

Photographing at nightfall, capturing the sense of light in classical music, the charged body of a black Jaguar in the Amazon: Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough's guests - poet Pascale Petit, photographer Jasper Goodall, literary expert Alexandra Harris and composer Sally Beamish - discuss the way twilight has been reflected in their own work and that of writers and painters of the past.

Pascale Petit's collection Fauverie draws on her experiences of watching wildlife at both ends of the day. Her most recent collection is Tiger Girl.
Jaspar Goodall has taken a series of images of trees called Twilight's Path which you can find out about on https://www.jaspergoodall.com/
Alexandra Harris's books include Weatherland, Romantic Moderns, Time and Place. She is Professor of English Literature at the University of Birmingham and a New Generation Thinker on the scheme run by the BBC and AHRC to put academic research on the radio - leading to a feature for BBC Radio 3 on the art of Eric Ravilious, and a series of walking tours in the footsteps of Virginia Woolf https://www.alexandraharris.co.uk/tv-radio
Sally Beamish has written various compositions reflecting on light at the beginning and end of the day including Epilogue reflecting on a Quaker prayer meeting, Bridging the Day and Wild Swans inspired by the Yeats poem. https://www.sallybeamish.com/

Producer: Torquil MacLeod

BBC Radio 3 is broadcasting a series of programmes reflecting on twilight including a recent episode of the weekly curation of prose and poetry set alongside music Words and Music, which will be available on BBC Sounds for 28 days.


TUE 22:45 The Essay (m0010xb8)
The Lost Hours

Lunch

Lunch, dinner, luncheon, ladies who lunch and much more come under the spotlight in writer Andrew Martin’s second essay. Lunch as a leisure activity, and the working lunch, or indeed the business lunch - are these in decline as a result of a new puritanism? The class implications of lunch, and what you call it, are legion, and Martin takes us on an intriguing whistle-stop tour of lunching through the ages from medieval times to the era of Covid.

The Lost Hours is a series of essays about how the day used not to be so monolithic; about how it was punctuated by rituals that lent a character to different hours. All the rituals described seem to be in decline, but none can be written off completely. And, a cheering thought, perhaps some will revive post-Covid as we rediscover the social possibilities of our days. They reflect a way of life both more leisured and more regimented, and one of their virtues might be that as well as enriching our days they actually slow them down too, and paradoxically give us more time.

Written and read by Andrew Martin
Produced by Karen Holden


TUE 23:00 Night Tracks (m0010xbb)
Dissolve into sound

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



WEDNESDAY 27 OCTOBER 2021

WED 00:30 Through the Night (m0010xbd)
Bach's Orchestral Suites

From Bern, Les Passions de l'Âme play Bach's Orchestral Suites. Catriona Young presents.

12:31 AM
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Suite No. 3 in D, BWV 1068
Les Passions de L'Ame, Meret Luthi (director)

12:50 AM
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067
Les Passions de L'Ame, Meret Luthi (director)

01:09 AM
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Suite No. 1 in C, BWV 1066
Les Passions de L'Ame, Meret Luthi (director)

01:32 AM
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Suite No. 4 in D, BWV 1069
Les Passions de L'Ame, Meret Luthi (director)

01:52 AM
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Cantata BWV.21 'Ich hatte viel Bekummernis'
Thomas Hobbs (tenor), Hana Blazikova (soprano), Peter Kooij (bass), Collegium Vocale Ghent, Collegium Vocale Ghent Orchestra, Philippe Herreweghe (conductor)

02:31 AM
Louise Farrenc (1804-1875)
Symphony no 3 in G minor, Op 36
Bern Chamber Orchestra, Graziella Contratto (conductor)

03:06 AM
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Piano Trio in B flat major, D898
Beaux Arts Trio

03:44 AM
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Schaffe in mir, Gott, ein rein Herz Op 29 No 2
Vienna Chamber Choir, Johannes Prinz (director)

03:51 AM
Carl Ludwig Lithander (1773-1843)
Rondo for flute and keyboard Op 8
Mikael Helasvuo (flute), Tuija Hakkila (pianoforte)

03:58 AM
William Walton (1902-1983)
Orb and sceptre - coronation march
BBC Philharmonic, John Storgards (conductor)

04:06 AM
Joseph Jongen (1873-1953)
Allegro appassionato, Op 95, No 2
Grumiaux Trio

04:14 AM
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Theme and variations on the Name "Abegg", Op 1
Seung-Hee Hyun (piano)

04:22 AM
August de Boeck (1865-1937)
Fantasy on two Flemish Folk Songs (1923)
Flemish Radio Orchestra, Marc Soustrot (conductor)

04:31 AM
Mihail Andricu (1894-1974)
Sinfonietta no 13, Op 123
Romanian National Radio Orchestra, Emanuel Elenescu (conductor)

04:38 AM
Willy Hess (1906-1997)
Suite in B flat major for piano solo, Op 45
Desmond Wright (piano)

04:49 AM
Bernat Vivancos (b.1973)
Nigra sum
Latvian Radio Choir, Sigvards Klava (conductor)

04:58 AM
Lars-Erik Larsson (1908-1986)
String Quartet No.3 (Op.65) (1975)
Uppsala Chamber Soloists, Peter Olofsson (violin), Patrik Swedrup (violin), Asa Karlsson (viola), Lars Frykholm (cello)

05:08 AM
Arvo Part (1935-)
Spiegel im Spiegel
Morten Carlsen (viola), Sergej Osadchuk (piano)

05:16 AM
Frederick Delius (1862-1934)
The Walk to the Paradise Garden
BBC Concert Orchestra, Barry Wordsworth (conductor)

05:26 AM
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)
Flute Concerto in G major (Wq 169)
Tom Ottar Andreassen (flute), Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Roy Goodman (conductor)

05:51 AM
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Sonata for piano (K.281) in B flat major
Ingo Dannhorn (piano)

06:03 AM
Cesar Franck (1822-1890)
Sonata for violin and piano (M.8) in A major
Marianne Thorsen (violin), Havard Gimse (piano)


WED 06:30 Breakfast (m0010y8n)
Wednesday - Petroc's classical alarm call

Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests and music to celebrate twilight.

Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk


WED 09:00 Essential Classics (m0010y8q)
Sarah Walker

Sarah Walker plays the best in classical music, with discoveries and surprises rubbing shoulders with familiar favourites.

0915 Playlist starter – listen and send us your ideas for the next step in our musical journey today.

1010 Song of the Day – harnessing the magic of words, music and the human voice.

1030 Playlist reveal – a sequence of music suggested by you in response to our starter today.

1100 Essential Five – another outstanding piece featuring the double bass.

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


WED 12:00 Composer of the Week (m000d044)
George Walker (1922-2018)

Arrival

Donald Macleod explores the life and music of George Walker, in conversation with his son Gregory. Today, commissions galore – including Walker’s first venture into symphonic form.

More than three decades after he composed his earliest acknowledged work, George Walker received his first proper commission – ‘proper’ in the sense that he was actually paid for it. He finally seemed to have arrived as a composer, and from here on in, the majority of his pieces would be commissioned. On the menu in today’s programme: a brass quintet, a cantata, a piano sonata and the first of the five works Walker termed ‘Sinfonia’, to distinguish them from the tradition of the Romantic symphony.

Music for Brass (Sacred and Profane)
American Brass Quintet

Cantata
Joyce Mathis, soprano
Walter Turnbull, tenor
Boys Choir of Harlem
Orchestra of St Luke’s
Warren Wilson, conductor

Piano Sonata No 4
Frederick Moyer, piano

Sinfonia No 1
Sinfonia Varsovia
Ian Hobson, conductor

Produced by Chris Barstow for BBC Wales


WED 13:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (m0006sjg)
Norfolk and Norwich Chamber Series: Schubert's Octet

Schubert was commissioned in 1824 by Count Ferdinand Troyer, a clarinettist and courtier of Archduke Rudolf of Austria-Tuscany to write a large-scale chamber work in the style of Beethoven's popular Septet. Not wanting to imitate Beethoven directly, Schubert added an extra violin, which made unusual instrumentation of String Quartet, Double Bass, French Horn, Bassoon and Clarinet - which Troyer played at the first performance.

Presented by Tom McKinney

Franz Schubert: Octet in F major, D803

Philharmonia Chamber Players
Rebecca Chan (violin)
Annabelle Meare (violin)
Nicholas Bootiman (viola)
Karen Stephenson (cello)
Timothy Gibbs (double bass)
Peter Sparks (clarinet)
Robin O'Neill (bassoon)
Kira Doherty (horn)


WED 14:00 Afternoon Concert (m0010y8s)
Wednesday - Beethoven's Opening Gambit

Ian Skelly with more symphonic music making from Denmark, including Beethoven and Ethel Smyth and opera excerpts from Verdi.

Including:

Verdi: Overture - La Forza del Destino
Tivoli Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra
Audrey Saint-Gil (conductor)

Brahms Double Concerto for Violin and Cello
Wei Lu (violin)
Misha Meyer (cello)
German Symphony Orchestra
Tomas Hanus (conductor)

3.00
Beethoven: Symphony No 1 in C
Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Christoph Eschenbach (conductor)

Verdi: La Forza del Destino -
Act IV
"Pace, pace mio dio"
"Invano Alvaro"
Yana Kleyn (soprano)
Jonathan Tetelman (tenor)
Christoper Maltman (baritone)
Tivoli Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra
Audrey Saint-Gil (conductor)


WED 16:00 Choral Evensong (m0010y8v)
Armagh Cathedral

From Armagh Cathedral during the 2021 Charles Wood Summer School.

Introit: It were my soul's desire (Wood, arr. Philip Moore)
Responses: Maggie Burk
Psalms 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131 (Whitlock, Parratt, Alcock, Walmisley, Turle/Purcell, Willcocks)
First Lesson: Baruch 5 vv.1-9
Canticles: Stanford in C
Second Lesson: Mark 1 vv.1-11
Anthem: Let this mind be in you (Beach)
Hymn: Love divine, all loves excelling (Blaenwern)
Voluntary: Introduction, Passacaglia and Fugue (Fugue) (Willan)

David Hill (Director of Music)
Philip Scriven (Organist)

Recorded 27 August 2021.


WED 17:00 In Tune (m0010y8x)
Sarah Connolly, Peter Phillips, Jörg Widmann

Tom Service is joined live in the studio by special guest Sarah Connolly, plus he talks to conductor Peter Phillips and composer, conductor and clarinettist Jörg Widmann.


WED 19:00 In Tune Mixtape (m0010y8z)
An eclectic mix of classical music, Capturing Twilight: Nature and Landscape

In Tune's Classical Music Mixtape: an imaginative, eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises thrown in for good measure


WED 19:30 Radio 3 in Concert (m0010y91)
Ode to Joy

Domingo Hindoyan launches his first season with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra's with Beethoven's Symphony No 9 and the world premiere of Puerto Rican composer Roberto Sierra's Symphony No 6. Presented by Ian Skelly.

Programme
Roberto Sierra: Symphony No 6

ca. 8.00pm - Interval

ca. 8.20pm - Beethoven: Symphony No 9 ‘Choral’

Performers:
Anita Hartig (soprano)
Jennifer Johnston (mezzo-soprano)
Andrew Staples (tenor)
Tareq Nazmi (bass)
Members from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Domingo Hindoyan (conductor)


WED 22:00 Free Thinking (b09r89gt)
Celebrating Buchi Emecheta

Child slavery, motherhood, female independence and freedom through education are amongst the topics explored in over 20 books by the author Buchi Emecheta. Born in 1944 in an Ibusa village, she lost her father aged eight, travelled to London and made a career as a writer whilst bringing up five children on her own, working by day and studying at night for a degree. Shahidha Bari is joined in the studio by her son Sylvester Onwordi, New Generation Thinker Louisa Egbunike, publisher Margaret Busby and Kadija George (otherwise known as Kadija Sesay) founder of SABLE LitMag. We also hear from other writers and readers, including Diane Abbott MP and poet Grace Nichols, who took part in an event held at the Centre of African Studies at SOAS, University of London, a year after her death.

Buchi Emecheta's career took off when she turned her columns for the New Statesman about black British life into a novel In The Ditch which was published in 1972. It depicted a single black mother struggling to cope in England against a background of squalor. Two years later Allison and Busby published her book Second-Class Citizen, which focused on issues of race, poverty and gender. Now her books are being re-published so for Black History Month this October 2021 here's another chance to hear this discussion recorded in 2018.

Producer: Robyn Read

You can find a playlist with a host of programmes Exploring Black History on the Free Thinking website https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p08t2qbp


WED 22:45 The Essay (m0010y94)
The Lost Hours

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea has predominantly been seen as the preserve of women, and has sometimes suffered from stigmatisation as a frivolous, unnecessary hiatus in the day. But is this delightful ritual in decline because more women work these days ponders Martin, and what of the fraught class tangle of low tea versus high tea? The former, in fact, being posher than the latter – who knew? Martin uncovers all, by way of outings to the Ritz, the Waldorf, and of course Bettys Café in York.

The Lost Hours is a series of essays about how the day used not to be so monolithic; about how it was punctuated by rituals that lent a character to different hours. All the rituals described seem to be in decline, but none can be written off completely. And, a cheering thought, perhaps some will revive post-Covid as we rediscover the social possibilities of our days. They reflect a way of life both more leisured and more regimented, and one of their virtues might be that as well as enriching our days they actually slow them down too, and paradoxically give us more time.

Written and read by Andrew Martin
Produced by Karen Holden


WED 23:00 Night Tracks (m0010y96)
The music garden

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



THURSDAY 28 OCTOBER 2021

THU 00:30 Through the Night (m0010y98)
Music in Mendrisiotto

Mozart and Weber clarinet quintets from Mendrisio in Switzerland. Presented by Catriona Young.

12:31 AM
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Clarinet Quintet in A major, K.581
Fabio di Casola (clarinet), Teira Yamashita (violin), Andrea Mascetti (violin), Giulia Wechsler (viola), Alessandra Doninelli (cello)

01:01 AM
Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)
Clarinet Quintet in B flat major, Op.34
Fabio di Casola (clarinet), Teira Yamashita (violin), Andrea Mascetti (violin), Giulia Wechsler (viola), Alessandra Doninelli (cello)

01:27 AM
Alexander Glazunov (1865-1936)
Rêverie orientale, Op.14'2
Fabio di Casola (clarinet), Teira Yamashita (violin), Andrea Mascetti (violin), Giulia Wechsler (viola), Alessandra Doninelli (cello)

01:34 AM
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Davidde Penitente, K 469
Krisztina Laki (soprano), Nicole Fallien (soprano), Hans-Peter Blochwitz (tenor), Netherlands Chamber Choir, La Petite Bande, Sigiswald Kuijken (conductor)

02:22 AM
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Prelude & Fugue in B flat minor BWV867 (from Das Wohltemperierte Clavier)
Edwin Fischer (piano)

02:31 AM
Bedrich Smetana (1824-1884)
String Quartet No.1 in E minor 'From My Life'
Vertavo String Quartet

03:00 AM
Grazyna Pstrokonska-Nawratil (1947-)
Eternel - for soprano, boys' choir, mixed choir and orchestra (1984)
Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Izabella Klosinska (soprano), Cracow Philharmonic Boys' Choir, Cracow Polish Radio Choir, Antoni Wit (conductor)

03:32 AM
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Concerto in G minor 'per l'Orchestra di Dresda'
Cappella Coloniensis, Hans-Martin Linde (conductor)

03:42 AM
Ilmari Hannikainen (1892-1955)
Suihkulahteella (At a fountain)
Liisa Pohjola (piano)

03:48 AM
Friedrich Kuhlau (1786-1832)
Trylleharpen (The Magic Harp), Op 27
Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, Roman Zeilinger (conductor)

04:00 AM
Traditional, Darko Petrinjak (arranger)
6 Renaissance Dances
Zagreb Guitar Trio

04:11 AM
Elisabeth Kuyper (1877-1953)
Zwischen dir und mir; Herzendiebchen (Op.17 Nos. 4 & 5)
Rachel Ann Morgan (mezzo soprano), Frans van Ruth (piano)

04:16 AM
Carl Friedrich Abel (1723-1787)
Concerto for flute and orchestra in C major, Op 6 no 1
Karl Kaiser (transverse flute), La Stagione Frankfurt, Michael Schneider (director)

04:31 AM
Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
Slavonic Dance No. 8 in G minor, op. 46
Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Petr Popelka (conductor)

04:35 AM
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Jardins sous la puie (Estampes, L.100)
Karina Sabac (piano)

04:40 AM
Hans Gal (1890-1987)
Serenade for string orchestra, Op 46
Symphony Nova Scotia, Georg Tintner (conductor)

04:56 AM
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Pensieri notturni di Filli: Italian cantata No 17, HWV 134
Johanna Koslowsky (soprano), Musica Alta Ripa

05:03 AM
Carl Nielsen (1865-1931)
Aladdin - suite from incidental music Op 34
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Thomas Sondergard (conductor)

05:22 AM
Ascanio Mayone (c. 1565 - 1627)
Toccata Seconda – Canzona Francese Quarta
Enrico Baiano (harpsichord)

05:30 AM
Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921)
Piano Trio No 1 in F major, Op 18
Stefan Lindgren (piano), Ulf Forsberg (violin), Mats Rondin (cello)

06:01 AM
Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
Variations on an original theme (Enigma) Op 36
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Neville Marriner (conductor)


THU 06:30 Breakfast (m0010wx7)
Thursday - Petroc's classical picks

Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests and music to celebrate twilight.

Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk


THU 09:00 Essential Classics (m0010wx9)
Sarah Walker

Sarah Walker plays the best in classical music, featuring new discoveries, some musical surprises and plenty of familiar favourites.

0915 Playlist starter – listen and send us your ideas for the next step in our musical journey today.

1010 Song of the Day – harnessing the magic of words, music and the human voice.

1030 Playlist reveal – a sequence of music suggested by you in response to our starter today.

1100 Essential Five – this week we focus on the mighty double bass.

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


THU 12:00 Composer of the Week (m000czrz)
George Walker (1922-2018)

Lilac Time

Donald Macleod explores the life and music of George Walker, in conversation with his son Gregory. Today, recognition at last, as Walker wins the coveted Pulitzer Prize for Music.

When Walker got the phone call informing him of his epic win, the shock rendered him monosyllabic; in his autobiography, Reminiscences of an American Composer and Pianist, he recalls saying “Wow!” a lot. News soon got around – a Pulitzer was big news – and before long, there was a queue of journalists snaking down the driveway of the composer’s house in Montclair, New Jersey, eager to extract a few bon mots from the great man. A Pulitzer Prize is a career-defining moment, which makes what happened next in Walker’s career all the more surprising. “I got probably more publicity nationwide than perhaps any other Pulitzer Prize-winner,” he recalled in 2015. “But not a single orchestra approached me about doing the piece or any piece. It materialized in nothing.” The piece that won the prize was Lilacs, Walker’s setting of verses from Walt Whitman’s elegy on the death of Abraham Lincoln, ‘When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d’. The Pulitzer Music Jury praised the “beautiful and evocative lyrical quality” of “this passionate, and very American, musical composition”.

Hey Nonny No (anon)
Phyllis Bryn-Julson, soprano
George Walker, piano

Poème for violin and orchestra
Gregory Walker, violin
Cleveland Chamber Symphony
Edwin London, conductor

In Time of Silver Rain
Mother Goose (Circa 2054)
Patricia Green, mezzo-soprano
George Walker, piano

Lilacs
Albert Lee, tenor
Sinfonia da Camera
Ian Hobson, conductor

Modus
Cygnus Ensemble

Produced by Chris Barstow for BBC Wales


THU 13:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (m0006tn3)
Norfolk and Norwich Chamber Series: Schubert, Janacek, Stravinsky

The Skampa Quartet and Simon Crawford-Philips with Philip Moore return today to showcase a selection of 20th century masterpieces of chamber music, with a healthy amount of turbulence generated from 19th century Vienna thrown in for good measure!

Written in the final months of Schubert's life, the Allegro, D. 947 - which was lost until 1840 - is now thought to be a part of a larger unfinished sonata. When it was finally published, it was given the subtitle 'Lebensstürme' - The Storms of Life, which certainly feels appropriate given the nature of this turbulent work.

Leos Janacek's Second Quartet was inspired by his relationship - both real and imagined - with Kamila Stosslova a woman 40 years younger than himself who he became infatuated with in the last decade of his life.

We finish today's programme with Philip Moore's own arrangement of three movements from Stravinsky's Firebird, which is very much in keeping with Stravinsky's own arrangements of his other Diaghilev Ballets, Petrushka and the Rite of Spring. Enjoy!

Presented by Tom McKinney

Schubert: Allegro in A minor, D. 947 'Lebensstürme'
Simon Crawford-Philips & Philip Moore (piano)

Janacek: String Quartet No 2 'Intimate Letters'
Skampa Quartet

Stravinsky arr. Moore: Three movements from The Firebird
Simon Crawford-Philips & Philip Moore (piano)


THU 14:00 Afternoon Concert (m0010wxc)
Thursday - Bizet's Youthful Enterprise

Ian Skelly introduces more recordings featuring major Danish orchestras. Today he has Gershwin at the opera with Wayne Marshall, Fabio Luis conducting Bizet in the concert hall and Haydn journeying to London.

Including:

Gershwin: Porgy and Bess Suite
Tivoli Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra
Wayne Marshall (conductor)

c.3pm
Bizet: Symphony in C
Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Fabio Luisi (conductor)

Haydn: Symphony No 104 "London"
Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Christoph Eschenbach (conductor)


THU 17:00 In Tune (m0010wxf)
Kian Soltani, Eusebius Quartet

Tom Service talks to cellist Kian Soltani about his new album of film music arranged for multiple cellos. There's also live music from the Eusebius String Quartet.


THU 19:00 In Tune Mixtape (m0010wxh)
An eclectic mix of classical music, Capturing Twilight: Sea and Sky

An eclectic mix of classical music themed around Capturing Twilight, and inspired by the sea and the sky. Music includes works by Benjamin Britten, Arnold Bax, Handel, Alec Roth, Ray Noble and Peter Warlock.

Producer: Helen Garrison


THU 19:30 Radio 3 in Concert (m0010wxk)
Weber, Widmann, Schumann

Conductor, composer and clarinettist Jörg Widmann joins the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in Glasgow to direct and perform as soloist in Weber's Clarinet Concerto No 1.

Live from City Halls, Glasgow

Presented by Kate Molleson

Clarinettist, composer, and conductor Jörg Widmann is one of the most versatile and intriguing artists of his generation. Tonight he joins the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra from the stage of City Halls, Glasgow, exploring his multiple roles, in music by Weber and Schumann, and his own orchestral showpiece, Con Brio.

Weber: Clarinet Concerto No 1
Jörg Widmann: Con Brio

8.15 Interval

8.25 Part 2
Schumann: Symphony No 2

Jörg Widmann (soloist and conductor)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra


THU 22:00 Free Thinking (m0010wxm)
Time

Lost time, time travel, time ticking: as the clocks go back, Matthew Sweet and guests consider time.

Producer: Torquil MacLeod

Radio 3 is broadcasting a series of programmes Capturing Twilight including a Free Thinking episode and an edition of Words and Music. On Sunday October 31st you can hear Music for the Hours - a day punctuated by moments of musical reflection. This is inspired by the daily rituals of the Liturgy of the Hours, also known as the Divine Office, which formed the basis of the earliest Christian services particularly in the monastic tradition. The music centres on medieval chant and the Renaissance vocal polyphony that arose from this tradition, with complementary choral works from contemporary composers, recorded specially for Radio 3 by the Tallis Scholars, directed by Peter Phillips. You can find details of the broadcasts on the BBC Radio 3 website.


THU 22:45 The Essay (m0010wxp)
The Lost Hours

The Lost Hours of the Afternoon

Afternoons are out of fashion. There is a melancholia about the afternoon - a sense of torpor. The gradual displacement of am and pm by the twenty-four-hour clock reduces the significance of ‘afternoon’, which can now seem just a long slog between lunch and the first drink of the day. There are 'morning people' and 'night people', but are there still 'afternoon people'? Novelist Andrew Martin considers all of the above.

The Lost Hours is a series of essays about how the day used not to be so monolithic; about how it was punctuated by rituals that lent a character to different hours. All the rituals described seem to be in decline, but none can be written off completely. And, a cheering thought, perhaps some will revive post-Covid as we rediscover the social possibilities of our days. They reflect a way of life both more leisured and more regimented, and one of their virtues might be that as well as enriching our days they actually slow them down too, and paradoxically give us more time.

Written and read by Andrew Martin
Produced by Karen Holden


THU 23:00 The Night Tracks Mix (m0010wxs)
Music for the darkling hour

Sara Mohr-Pietsch with a magical sonic journey for late-night listening. Subscribe to receive your weekly mix on BBC Sounds.


THU 23:30 Unclassified (m0010wxv)
Dreaming of Dusk

Elizabeth Alker presents music that evokes the magical transition between light and dark at the end of the day. Atmospheric saxophone drones, swooping electronics reminiscent of bird calls, and gamelan rhythms arouse images of long autumn shadows, in a piece created by the community at the Total Refreshment Centre. We also draw on the reflective nature of dusk light with the American RnB vocalist Jhelisa, who turns her hand to spiritual music with a soul-opening opus of radiating frequencies called Solar Plexus E. 320 Hz. And the artist known as Aboutface melds seasonal field recordings with instrumental and electronic sounds to remind us of our connection to nature.

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



FRIDAY 29 OCTOBER 2021

FRI 00:30 Through the Night (m0010wxx)
Igor Levit plays Mozart

Igor Levit, Cristian Măcelaru and the WDR Symphony Orchestra present musical idylls and swinging classics. Catriona Young presents.

12:31 AM
Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936)
Trittico botticelliano (Three Botticelli Pictures), P.151
WDR Symphony Orchestra, Cologne, Cristian Măcelaru (conductor)

12:51 AM
Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
Siegfried Idyll
WDR Symphony Orchestra, Cologne, Cristian Măcelaru (conductor)

01:12 AM
Jacques Ibert (1890-1962)
Divertissement
WDR Symphony Orchestra, Cologne, Cristian Măcelaru (conductor)

01:28 AM
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Piano Concerto No.12 in A, K.414
Igor Levit (piano), WDR Symphony Orchestra, Cologne, Cristian Măcelaru (conductor)

01:54 AM
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Ferruccio Busoni (arranger)
Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659
Igor Levit (piano)

01:59 AM
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Symphony No.5 in B flat, D.485
WDR Symphony Orchestra, Cologne, Cristian Măcelaru (conductor)

02:31 AM
Ernest Chausson (1855-1899)
Poeme de l'amour et de la mer (Op.19) vers. for voice
Maria Oran (soprano), Residentie Orchestra, Hans Vonk (conductor)

02:58 AM
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Sonata in E minor (Hob.XVI.34)
Andreas Staier (fortepiano)

03:13 AM
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)
Sonata in D major Wq 137 for viola da gamba and continuo
Friederike Heumann (viola da gamba), Dirk Borner (harpsichord)

03:30 AM
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Songs from Myrten (Op.25)
Olle Persson (baritone), Stefan Bojsten (piano)

03:42 AM
Robert Hughes (1912-2007)
Essay II
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Dommett (conductor)

03:51 AM
Anton Wilhelm Solnitz (c.1708-1753)
Sinfonia in A major, Op 3 no 4
Musica ad Rhenum

04:03 AM
Stevan Mokranjac (1856-1914)
Eleventh Song-Wreath (Songs from Old Serbia)
Belgrade Radio and Television Chorus, Mladen Jagust (conductor)

04:10 AM
Maurice Dela (1919-1978)
Sonatine
Peter Oundjian (violin), William Tritt (piano)

04:22 AM
William IX (1071-1126),Anonymous
Companho ferai un vers tot covinen; La quarte estampie royal
Eric Mentzel (tenor), Bois de Cologne

04:31 AM
Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757), Avi Avital (arranger)
Sonata in G Kk 91
Avi Avital (mandolin), Shalev Ad-El (harpsichord)

04:38 AM
Antonio Bazzini (1818-1897)
La Ronde des Lutins
David Nebel (violin), Giorgi Iuldashevi (piano)

04:43 AM
Gunnar de Frumerie (1908-1987)
Ballad for piano op. 61 in D minor
Tore Uppstrom (piano)

04:57 AM
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Concerto for violin, harpsichord and orchestra in C minor, BWV 1060
Andrew Manze (violin), Richard Egarr (harpsichord), Risor Festival Strings, Andrew Manze (director)

05:12 AM
Marjan Mozetich (b.1948)
El Dorado for harp and strings
Erica Goodman (harp), Amadeus Ensemble

05:28 AM
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), Johan Halvorsen (arranger)
Passacaglia in G minor arr. Halvorsen for violin and cello
Dong-Ho An (violin), Hee-Song Song (cello)

05:37 AM
Pieter van Maldere (1729-1768)
Sinfonia in G minor (Op.4 No.1)
Academy of Ancient Music, Filip Bral (conductor)

05:54 AM
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
En blanc et noir for 2 pianos
Lestari Scholtes (piano), Gwylim Janssens (piano)

06:11 AM
Alphons Diepenbrock (1862-1921), Eduard Reeser (arranger)
Lydische Nacht (1913) (version for orchestra only)
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Hans Vonk (conductor)


FRI 06:30 Breakfast (m0010y5p)
Friday - Petroc's classical commute

Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests, music to celebrate twilight and the Friday poem.

Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk


FRI 09:00 Essential Classics (m0010y5r)
Sarah Walker

Sarah Walker plays the best in classical music, with discoveries and surprises rubbing shoulders with familiar favourites.

0915 Playlist starter – listen and send us your ideas for the next step in our musical journey today.

1010 Song of the Day – harnessing the magic of words, music and the human voice.

1030 Playlist reveal – a sequence of music suggested by you in response to our starter today.

1100 Essential Five – the last in our pick of pieces for the double bass.

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


FRI 12:00 Composer of the Week (m000czqt)
George Walker (1922-2018)

Visions

Donald Macleod explores the life and music of George Walker, in conversation with his son Gregory. Today, the tragedy of the Charleston church massacre inspires Walker’s last work.

George Walker had a tendency to play things close to his chest, even where his loved ones were concerned. Gregory Walker relates how the first time he became aware that his father had been working on a new violin concerto was when it turned up in the post one morning. Not only that, he was to give the première the following month – not with some local band, but with one of the world’s great orchestras, the Philadelphia! Gregory Walker talks movingly about his father's tearful reaction to the work’s first play-through; his character, by turns formal, affectionate, passionate, emotional, often angry; and about the experience of seeing him grapple with his swansong, the Sinfonia No 5, subtitled ‘Visions’, which he embarked on at the age of 93: “It was unforgettable to see someone who’d been a child prodigy, someone who had prided himself on keeping track of the most complex compositional concepts and trying to push himself beyond those complexities with each succeeding piece, reach a point where he was realising he could hardly do it anymore.”

Icarus in Orbit
Sinfonia da Camera
Ian Hobson, conductor

Piano Sonata No 5
Robert Pollock, piano

Da Camera, for piano trio, harp, celesta, string orchestra and percussion
Rochelle Sennet, piano
Sherban Lupu, violin
Brandon Vamos, cello
Sinfonia da Camera
Ian Hobson, conductor

Violin Concerto (2nd mvt)
Gregory Walker, violin
Ian Hobson, conductor
Sinfonia Varsovia

Bleu
Gregory Walker, violin

Sinfonia No 5 (‘Visions’)
Sinfonia Varsovia
Ian Hobson, conductor

Produced by Chris Barstow for BBC Wales


FRI 13:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (m0006v4j)
Norfolk and Norwich Chamber Series: Schubert and Dvorak

In today's programme, Simon Crawford-Philips and Philip Moore conclude what is now regarded as an unfinished sonata with Schubert's last work for a medium he really helped establish - the piano duet. Written in June 1828, only five months before his death, there is none of the angst, anger and sorrow that were present in his solo compositions for the piano of the same year. Instead, Schubert models the Rondo on the lyrical finale of Beethoven's 27th piano sonata, bringing his love of melody to the fore.

Dvorak's G major String Quartet was composed in 1895 - the year he completed his tenure as the first director of the New York Conservatory of Music. During that time, Dvorak had become increasingly homesick and tired of America, so much so that he had barely written a note that year. On his return in April, he took an extended holiday before returning to Prague. It clearly did him some good as he wrote both the G major Quartet and his final A flat major Quartet before the end of the year. Following his excursions in America, this music expresses his contentment to be back in his homeland.

Presented by Tom McKinney

Schubert: Rondo in A major, D951
Simon Crawford-Philips & Philip Moore (piano)

Dvorak: String Quartet in G major, Op 106
Skampa Quartet


FRI 14:00 Afternoon Concert (m0010y5t)
Friday - Sibelius's Fifth Symphony Live

The BBC Philharmonic and Gemma New perform music by Sibelius, Brahms and Lilburn live from their base at MediaCityUK in Salford, and Ian Skelly rounds up his week of music making from Denmark. with the conclusion of Hans Abrahamsen's Ten Pieces for Orchestra - a work nearly fifteen years in the making.

2pm
Lilburn: Aotearoa
Brahms: Violin Concerto (Tobias Feldman - violin)

Interval

c.3pm
Sibelius: Symphony No 5
BBC Philharmonic
Gemma New (conductor)

Hans Abrahamsen: 10 Pieces for Orchestra
No 10. Adagio molto espressivo
Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Fabio Luisi (conductor)


FRI 16:30 The Listening Service (b09tcdx7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Sunday]


FRI 17:00 In Tune (m0010y5w)
Samuele Telari

Tom Service is joined by accordionist Samuele Telari, playing live in the studio.


FRI 19:15 In Tune Mixtape (m0010y5y)
Capturing Twilight at Dusk

An eclectic mix of classical music that captures twilight at dusk.


FRI 19:45 Radio 3 in Concert (m0010y60)
Fantastic Fairytales and Symphonic Dances

From the Ulster Hall in Belfast, the Ulster Orchestra's Chief Conductor Daniele Rustioni takes to the stage in a programme full of symphonic colour and excitement. To open, Anatoly Liadov's beautiful "The Enchanted Lake"- an intricate portrait of Lake Llmen, south of St. Petersburg, which the composer described as, "nature-cold, malevolent, but fantastic as a fairy tale."

We then welcome violinist Alena Baeva to the stage for a performance of Korngold's Violin Concerto, one the first concert works the composer wrote in the wake of the end of World War 2, and one of his most loved and enduring works. Utilizing melodies and themes from several of his film scores, the concerto was first performed in St. Louis on February 14, 1947 by the violinist Jascha Heifetz.

To round off the programme, Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances which the composer completed in 1940, and was his final major composition. A three movement suite- the work was originally intended as ballet music- with the composer once remarking that he felt it was his "last spark".

Presented by John Toal

Ulster Orchestra
Daniele Rustioni (conductor)
Alena Baeva (violin)

Liadov- The Enchanted Lake, Op. 62
Korngold- Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35
Rachmaninoff- Symphonic Dances, Op. 45


FRI 22:00 The Verb (m000sbbv)
Crime

Guilty pleasure. Airport novel. Holiday reading.

The language used to describe crime fiction often suggests that there's something throwaway in the ability to craft a gripping story that keeps the reader guessing. There's a suggestion that creating "a page-turner" is something of a lesser skill when it comes to writing.

Creeping up on that idea from behind and leaving its body in the library, we have three women who know a thing or two about the literature of crime.

Val McDermid is a powerhouse of popular fiction, with works translated into 40 languages and more than 16 million books sold. She tells us about the narrative techniques she uses to keep us up late reading "just one more chapter" of novels like "Still Life".

Sophie Hannah has been trusted with one of the crown jewels of detective fiction - Hercule Poirot. She tells us about the responsibility of taking on Agatha Christie's beloved character, and about how she switches modes for nail biters like "Haven't they Grown".

Katherine Stansfield writes the historical crime series The Cornish Mysteries - and tells us about one of the initial efforts to make the crime genre "respectable" - formalised techniques and rules drawn up by a collection of some of the greatest popular fiction writers in the world - The Detection Club.

Presented by Ian McMillan
Produced by Kevin Core


FRI 22:45 The Essay (m0010y64)
The Lost Hours

The Cocktail Hour

Do people still observe the cocktail hour? Modern drinks parties are less formal than they used to be, but cocktails certainly still feature heavily. Novelist Andrew Martin discusses the sherry parties he attended at Oxford University, sometimes with disastrous consequences, and his envy of those who were ‘going on’, presumably somewhere more interesting and more glamorous. Cocktail parties sound sophisticated – is there a working-class equivalent he asks? He looks at what the young call 'pre-drinks' or ‘pre’s’, a utilitarian name for the practical business of getting drunk with one's friends on cheap wine, before heading off somewhere where wine will be more expensive and scarce. Other evening rituals are also considered. Are the supper-party with its occasionally louche associations, along with the ineffably French custom of the cinq-a-sept, in decline or are they here to stay?

The Lost Hours is a series of essays about how the day used not to be so monolithic; about how it was punctuated by rituals that lent a character to different hours. All the rituals described seem to be in decline, but none can be written off completely. And, a cheering thought, perhaps some will revive post-Covid as we rediscover the social possibilities of our days. They reflect a way of life both more leisured and more regimented, and one of their virtues might be that as well as enriching our days they actually slow them down too, and paradoxically give us more time.

Written and read by Andrew Martin
Produced by Karen Holden


FRI 23:00 Late Junction (m0010y66)
Mary Lattimore’s mixtape

Verity Sharp presents an ethereal mixtape from Los Angeles-based harpist and composer Mary Lattimore. Raised on classical compositions and The Cure, her own music is inspired by her own experiences of nature and heartbreak as well as poems, imagined tales and news stories. Often described as an instrumental storyteller, Lattimore is drawn to songs that say a lot with no words both as a player and as a listener, reaching for a space where ‘the melody line is a sentence in itself’. Her latest release is a double whammy - two collections of recordings made between 2015 and 2020, a process she’s described as ‘opening a box filled with memories’. In the wake of opening this box of memories, she curates a special mixtape for Late Junction to transport you far away.

Elsewhere in the show we’ll be marking the changing of the seasons with twilight-inspired sounds, ahead of the clocks going back this weekend. There’s avant-garde accordion from Pauline Oliveros, traditional banjo playing from Irish folk legend Margaret Barry and a new collaboration between Seoul and Buenos Aires for flute and cello by the duo DASOMxVIOLETA.

Produced by Katie Callin
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 (m0010xg2)

Afternoon Concert 14:00 TUE (m0010x9y)

Afternoon Concert 14:00 WED (m0010y8s)

Afternoon Concert 14:00 THU (m0010wxc)

Afternoon Concert 14:00 FRI (m0010y5t)

Barrie Kosky's Musical Stages 23:00 SUN (m0010x72)

Between the Ears 18:45 SUN (m0010yyq)

Breakfast 07:00 SAT (m0010x17)

Breakfast 07:00 SUN (m0010x6k)

Breakfast 06:30 MON (m0010xfr)

Breakfast 06:30 TUE (m0010x9t)

Breakfast 06:30 WED (m0010y8n)

Breakfast 06:30 THU (m0010wx7)

Breakfast 06:30 FRI (m0010y5p)

Choral Evensong 15:00 SUN (m0010prg)

Choral Evensong 16:00 WED (m0010y8v)

Classical Fix 00:00 MON (m0010x74)

Composer of the Week 12:00 MON (m000cz2p)

Composer of the Week 12:00 TUE (m000cztq)

Composer of the Week 12:00 WED (m000d044)

Composer of the Week 12:00 THU (m000czrz)

Composer of the Week 12:00 FRI (m000czqt)

Drama on 3 19:30 SUN (m0010x6y)

Essential Classics 09:00 MON (m0010xfx)

Essential Classics 09:00 TUE (m0010x9w)

Essential Classics 09:00 WED (m0010y8q)

Essential Classics 09:00 THU (m0010wx9)

Essential Classics 09:00 FRI (m0010y5r)

Free Thinking 22:00 TUE (m0010xb6)

Free Thinking 22:00 WED (b09r89gt)

Free Thinking 22:00 THU (m0010wxm)

Freeness 00:00 SUN (m000wkdj)

In Tune Mixtape 19:00 MON (m0010xg8)

In Tune Mixtape 19:00 TUE (m0010xb2)

In Tune Mixtape 19:00 WED (m0010y8z)

In Tune Mixtape 19:00 THU (m0010wxh)

In Tune Mixtape 19:15 FRI (m0010y5y)

In Tune 17:00 MON (m0010xg6)

In Tune 17:00 TUE (m0010xb0)

In Tune 17:00 WED (m0010y8x)

In Tune 17:00 THU (m0010wxf)

In Tune 17:00 FRI (m0010y5w)

Inside Music 13:00 SAT (m0010x1h)

J to Z 17:00 SAT (m000wkd8)

Jazz Record Requests 16:00 SUN (m0010x6r)

Late Junction 23:00 FRI (m0010y66)

Music Matters 11:45 SAT (m0010x1c)

Music Matters 22:00 MON (m0010x1c)

Music Planet 16:00 SAT (m0010x1m)

New Generation Artists 16:30 MON (m0010xg4)

New Music Show 22:00 SAT (m0010x1t)

Night Tracks 23:00 MON (m0010xgg)

Night Tracks 23:00 TUE (m0010xbb)

Night Tracks 23:00 WED (m0010y96)

Opera on 3 18:30 SAT (m0010x1r)

Private Passions 12:00 SUN (m0010x6p)

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert 13:00 SUN (m0010pll)

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert 13:00 MON (m0010xg0)

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert 13:00 TUE (m0006t8h)

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert 13:00 WED (m0006sjg)

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert 13:00 THU (m0006tn3)

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert 13:00 FRI (m0006v4j)

Radio 3 in Concert 19:30 MON (m0010xgb)

Radio 3 in Concert 19:30 TUE (m0010xb4)

Radio 3 in Concert 19:30 WED (m0010y91)

Radio 3 in Concert 19:30 THU (m0010wxk)

Radio 3 in Concert 19:45 FRI (m0010y60)

Record Review Extra 21:00 SUN (m0010x70)

Record Review 09:00 SAT (m0010x19)

Sound of Cinema 15:00 SAT (m0010x1k)

Sunday Feature 19:15 SUN (m0010x6w)

Sunday Morning 09:00 SUN (m0010x6m)

Tearjerker with Jordan Rakei 01:00 SAT (m0010rb9)

Tearjerker with Jordan Rakei 02:00 SAT (m0010rbc)

The Early Music Show 14:00 SUN (m000fnt1)

The Essay 22:45 MON (m0010xgd)

The Essay 22:45 TUE (m0010xb8)

The Essay 22:45 WED (m0010y94)

The Essay 22:45 THU (m0010wxp)

The Essay 22:45 FRI (m0010y64)

The Listening Service 17:00 SUN (b09tcdx7)

The Listening Service 16:30 FRI (b09tcdx7)

The Night Tracks Mix 23:00 THU (m0010wxs)

The Verb 22:00 FRI (m000sbbv)

This Classical Life 12:30 SAT (m000gf02)

Through the Night 03:00 SAT (m0010q4n)

Through the Night 01:00 SUN (m0010x1w)

Through the Night 00:30 MON (m0010x76)

Through the Night 00:30 TUE (m0010xgj)

Through the Night 00:30 WED (m0010xbd)

Through the Night 00:30 THU (m0010y98)

Through the Night 00:30 FRI (m0010wxx)

Unclassified 23:30 THU (m0010wxv)

Words and Music 17:30 SUN (m0010x6t)