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SATURDAY 25 DECEMBER 2021

SAT 01:00 Tearjerker (m0012r06)
Jordan Rakei

Vol. 12: Lose yourself in an hour of nostalgia

Take a moment to think about times gone by with nostalgic music from Amy Winehouse, Lapsley, Clara Nishimoto, Nala Sinephro and Cleo Sol.


SAT 02:00 Gameplay with Baby Queen (m0012r08)
Christmas Gameplay with Baby Queen

Gaming fanatic Baby Queen mixes a festive playlist to light up the season, featuring tracks from Frostpunk, Winter’s End and Never Alone.

Join the Gameplay community at The Student Room to share stories about your favourite gaming soundtracks. Search The Student Room x Gameplay to be part of the conversation.


SAT 03:00 Through the Night (m0012r0b)
Christmas in Stavanger

Trio Mediaeval join the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra for a Christmas concert including carols alongside works by Bizet and Tchaikovsky. Presented by Jonathan Swain.

03:01 AM
Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
Carillon, from L'Arlésienne suite no.1
Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Lars-Thomas Holm (conductor)

03:06 AM
Traditional
Allelulia for 3 voices and percussion
Trio Mediaeval

03:09 AM
Michael Praetorius (1571-1621)
Es ist ein Ros entsprungen
Trio Mediaeval, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Lars-Thomas Holm (conductor)

03:17 AM
Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
Pastorale, from L'Arlesienne Suite No. 2
Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Lars-Thomas Holm (conductor)

03:22 AM
John Francis Wade (1711-1786)
O come, all ye faithful
Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Lars-Thomas Holm (conductor)

03:27 AM
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Waltz of the flowers, from The Nutcracker suite, Op.71a
Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Lars-Thomas Holm (conductor)

03:35 AM
Adolphe Adam (1803-1856), Placide Cappeau (author)
O holy night
Trio Mediaeval, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Lars-Thomas Holm (conductor)

03:42 AM
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Pas de deux, from The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a
Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Lars-Thomas Holm (conductor)

03:47 AM
Traditional
Deilig er Jorden (Old crusader song)
Trio Mediaeval, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Lars-Thomas Holm (conductor)

03:52 AM
Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
String Quartet no 1 in G minor, Op 27
Engegard Quartet

04:25 AM
Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679-1745)
Missa Nativitatis Domini, ZWV.8
Barbora Sojkova (soprano), Stanislava Mihalcova (soprano), Marta Fadljevicova (mezzo soprano), Marketa Cukrova (contralto), Sylva Cmugrova (contralto), Daniela Cermakova (contralto), Jarosla Brezina (tenor), Cenek Svoboda (tenor), Tomas Kral (baritone), Jaromir Nosek (bass), Musica Florea, Marek Stryncl (director)

05:01 AM
Marcel Samuel-Rousseau (1882-1955)
Variations Pastorales sur un vieux Noel
Erica Goodman (harp), Amadeus Ensemble

05:10 AM
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Ricercar a 3 from the Musical Offering, BWV 1079
Lorenzo Ghielmi (fortepiano)

05:17 AM
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Horn Concerto No.4 in E flat (K.495)
James Sommerville (horn), CBC Vancouver Orchestra, Mario Bernardi (conductor)

05:34 AM
Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
Quatre motets pour le temps de Noel
Talinn Music High School Chamber Choir, Evi Eespere (director)

05:44 AM
Jan van Gilse (1881-1944)
Concert Overture in C minor
Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra, Jac van Steen (conductor)

05:54 AM
Alessandro Stradella (1639-1682)
Quando mai vi Stancherete
Emma Kirkby (soprano), Alan Wilson (harpsichord)

06:02 AM
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Sextet for piano and strings in D major, Op 110
Wu Han (piano), Philip Setzer (violin), Nokuthula Ngwenyama (viola), Cynthia Phelps (viola), Carter Brey (cello), Michael Wais (bass)

06:25 AM
Carl Nielsen (1865-1931)
Symphony no.4 (Op.29) 'The Inextinguishable'
BBC Philharmonic, Juanjo Mena (conductor)


SAT 07:00 Breakfast (m0012rcz)
Saturday - Elizabeth Alker

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


SAT 09:00 Christmas Morning Live (m0012rd1)
Whether you’re celebrating with family or spending the time on your own, your host, Petroc Trelawny has assembled the perfect selection of festive guests to brighten and enliven your morning with great music and heartwarming moments, including conversation with his special guest, pianist Stephen Hough, and music from the award-winning folk trio, Granny’s Attic, and jazz stars Ian Shaw and Ella Hohnen-Ford.

As well as featuring music that celebrates the Christmas traditions around the globe, Petroc will be playing personal favourites such as Vaughan Williams’s Fantasia on Christmas Carols and Handel’s Messiah, and listeners will be able to message the show to request seasonal music of their choice for their Christmas morning.

Plus, a series of specially-commissioned readings from celebrity Christmas diaries give an insight into Christmas’s past and present featuring well-known actors including Adjoa Andoh (Bridgerton), Alex Jennings (The Crown), and in the best traditions of present-giving, there will be a surprise or two.


SAT 13:00 A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols (m0012rd3)
Christmas 2021

Recorded on Christmas Eve in the candlelit chapel of King's College, Cambridge. Christmas carols and hymns sung by the world-famous chapel choir.

Once in royal David's City (Irby, arr. Willcocks)

Bidding Prayer (read by the Dean)

In dulci jubilo (Old German melody, arr. Pearsall, Daniel Hyde)

First lesson: Genesis 3 vv. 8-19 (read by a Chorister)

The truth from above (Ralph Vaughan Williams, arr. Christopher Robinson)

Second lesson: Genesis 22 vv. 15-19 (read by a Choral Scholar)

The Holly and the Ivy (Trad. French, arr. June Nixon)

Third lesson: Isaiah 9 vv. 2, 6-7 (read by a representative of Eton)

Sussex Carol (Trad. English, arr. Willcocks)
O Little town of Bethlehem (Forest Green)

Fourth lesson: Isaiah 11 vv. 1-9 (read by a Fellow)

In the stillness (Sally Beamish)
Gabriel’s message (Basque Carol, arr. Willcocks)

Fifth lesson: Luke 1 vv. 26-38 (read by a member of College staff)

Make ye merry for him that is come (Imogen Holst)
There is no rose (Cecilia McDowall) – 2021 Commission

Sixth lesson: Luke 2 vv. 1-7 (read by a representative of the City of Cambridge)

Angels from the realms of glory (Old French Tune, arr. Jacques)
Wexford Carol (Trad. Irish, arr. John Rutter)

Seventh lesson: Luke 2 vv. 8-20 (read by the Director of Music)

Silent night (Grüber, arr. John Rutter)
While shepherds watched their flocks by night (Este’s Psalter, arr. Nicholas Marston)

Eighth lesson: Matthew 2 vv. 1-12 (read by the Vice-Provost)

Thou who wast rich (Old French carol, arr. Kitson, Daniel Hyde)
I saw three ships (Trad. English, arr. Simon Preston)

Ninth lesson: John 1 vv. 1-14 (read by the Provost)

O come, all ye faithful (Adeste Fideles, arr. Willcocks, Christopher Robinson, David Hill)

Collect and Blessing

Hark! the herald angels sing (Mendelssohn, arr. Willcocks)

Organ voluntaries:
In dulci jubilo, BWV 729 (Bach)
Carillon-Sortie (Mulet)

Daniel Hyde (Director of Music)
Paul Greally (Organ Scholar)
The Revd Dr Stephen Cherry (Dean)

For millions listening on radio and online around the world, A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, live from the candlelit Chapel of King's College, Cambridge, marks the beginning of Christmas. It is based around nine Bible readings which tell the story of the loving purposes of God. They are interspersed with carols old and new, sung by the world-famous Chapel choir who also lead the congregation in traditional Christmas hymns.

A new work has been commissioned for the Christmas Eve service every year since 1983; a tradition begun by Sir Stephen Cleobury. For 2021, Cecilia McDowall has chosen to set the text of the famous 15th-century carol ‘There is no rose of such virtue’ in order to provide a moment of quiet contemplation and stillness in the service.

A number of pieces by significant 20th-century composers such as Sally Beamish and Imogen Holst, sit alongside traditional carols in arrangements by Sir David Willcocks, Christopher Robinson, June Nixon, John Rutter, Simon Preston and Daniel Hyde.

Producer: Ben Collingwood


SAT 15:00 Sound of Cinema (m0012rd5)
Come Together at Abbey Road

Radio 3’s ‘Sound of…’ marks the 90th anniversary of one of the most famous of all recording studios, London’s Abbey Road. Presenters Matthew Sweet and Louise Blain team up for a special programme for Christmas to mark Abbey Road’s important and illustrious history of making music for film - and more recently for the gaming world. Together they tour the building, taking a keen interest on the legendary Studio 1 - meeting some of the people who have shaped soundtrack recordings there. The programme is lavishly illustrated with music from the Abbey Road catalogue.

Abbey Road began its venture into film in the early 80s and quickly attracted the likes of Miklós Rózsa, John Williams and Stephen Spielberg, Jerry Goldsmith, and James Horner etc. It continues to play a major role in music for international film. One of the first significant scores to be recorded there was Raiders of the Lost Ark, which was soon followed with prestigious catalogue of titles: The Return of the Jedi, The Last Emperor, RoboCop, Aliens, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, Skyfall, Gravity, The Shape of Water, Black Panther and so on.
Matthew reflects both on the history, in conversation with engineers Merik Stiles and Ken Townsend, and with Hollywood composer James Newton Howard (The Hunger Games, The Dark Knight, Fantastic Beasts) who has recently been recording there. Meanwhile, Louise talks with Isabel Garvey about links with the world of Gaming. Titles such as Final Fantasy and Call of Duty have passed through Abbey Road’s doors. She meets composer Ilan Eshkeri who rectory recorded ‘Ghost of Tsushima’ there, and with cellist Caroline Dale, who explains some of the challenges that face the musician working on soundtracks.


SAT 16:00 Sound Walk (m0012rd7)
Four Peaks Sound Walk

Ben Nevis

Glen Nevis is the starting point as Horatio Clare walks towards the huge rampart of Ben Nevis, on this, the first of four Sound Walks up the four great peaks of the United Kingdom.

With surrounding mountains like sleepers tangled in their bedding of mist, it’s a sweet and gentle start to the climb of Scotland and Britain’s highest mountain. Hunched and cragged with round heavy shoulders it’s approached on the bridle path – the route used by thousands of hikers every year.

On the climb we discover the origins of the mountain’s name, the geology which spans vast periods of deep time, as well as meeting some of the characters of the mountain. Horatio recounts stories of adventurers, ice climbers, mountaineers, poets and scientists.

And the mountain changes its mood – the wind becomes colder with seas of mist. There are scenes that could be straight from Game of Thrones or Lord of the Rings; screes of rocks with paths climbing into opalescence and nothingness; half imagined walkers striding through a frontier of obscurity; the earth emerges smoking and steaming from the magma below.

Walking alongside parties of climbers, all doing it for their own reasons, this journey is part of a grand tradition of scaling the mountain. Horatio asks why so many of us flock to the high places. This journey is a pilgrimage – in hope and faith, a walk for so many through difficulty, and for which so many are rewarded.

The first of four programmes for Christmas 2021 in which Horatio Clare travels to the four highest peaks of the four UK nations. Climbing Ben Nevis in Scotland, Slieve Donard in Northern Ireland, Scafell Pike in England and Snowdon in Wales, he sets out on an epic journey up the monolithic titans to take the temperature of this particular moment in time and our relationship with the outdoors.

Approaching the dozing giants, not in an athletic spirit of conquest but in a spirit investigation and curiosity, he arrives at the foot of each of them with no preconceptions, but with an open mind in the hope of climbing to the attic of each country and looking through the skylight to see how they talk to each other and how they talk to us.

Hearing the birds, smelling the fresh air, being shrouded by mist and cloud whilst also soaking up the light, shades and colours, with long periods of carefully recorded atmosphere, interwoven with music and lucid descriptions, this is radio that’s designed to take time to hear.

Music threaded through the programmes include works from a wide variety of genres by composers and performers including Amiina, Olafur Arnalds, JS Bach, Beoga, Gavin Bryars, Anna Clyne, Laurence Crane, Danish String Quartet, Dalla, Alex Groves, Leos Janacek, John Luther Adams, EJ Moeran, Úna Monaghan, Anne Müller, Nordic Fiddler’s Bloc, Vikingur Olafsson, Morfydd Owen, Puuluup, Penguin Café, Aidan O’Rourke, Richard Strauss, Ralph Vaughan Williams, A Winged Victory for the Sullen and many more.

Books and sources used for research include:

Ben Nevis: Britain's Highest Mountain - Ken Crockett and Simon Richardson

Twenty Years on Ben Nevis - William T Kilgour

The English Lakes: A History - Ian Thompson

Below Scafell - Dudley Hoys

The Pinnacle Club for Women Climbers pinnacleclub.co.uk/journals

On Cambrian and Cumbrian Hills - Henry S Salt

Slieve Donard's Domain - Nicholas Russell

Snowdon: The Story of a Welsh Mountain - Jim Perrin

Portrait of Snowdonia - Cledwyn Hughes

Mountains and Desire - Margaret Grebowicz


SAT 17:00 J to Z (m0012rd9)
Christmas Special

Jumoké Fashola presents a special festive edition of J to Z with Christmas cards from the great and good of the jazz world sharing their favourite yuletide tunes.

Produced by Dominic Tyerman for Somethin’ Else.


SAT 18:30 Opera on 3 (m0012rdc)
Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel

When Engelbert Humperdinck's sister asked him to write music based on Hansel and Gretel for her children to sing at Christmas, she started her brother on the path to one of the most enduring and best-loved operatic classics.

After its 1893 premiere, Humperdinck's fairy-tale opera immediately became a holiday season perennial. In a seamless thread of memorable tunes, the perfectly crafted, lush post-Wagnerian score (which never takes itself too seriously) effortlessly evokes the careless joys and dreams of childhood, as well its darkest fears. And, of course, in the end the none-too-frightening forces of evil are triumphantly overcome.

In this archive recording of the acclaimed 2008 Royal Opera House production, a starry cast is headed by Angelika Kirchschlager and Diana Damrau as the siblings at the heart of the Grimm tale, Thomas Allen is their hapless father and, in one of her signature roles, Anja Silja plays the Witch. Strauss and Mahler were among the first conductors to champion Hansel and Gretel and it was a great favourite, too, of Sir Colin Davis who was in the pit for this performance.

Presented by Suzy Klein in conversation with John Deathridge.

Engelbert Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel

Acts 1 & 2

7.35 pm
Interval
Including novelist and cultural historian Marina Warner who explores the background, evolution and continuing resonances of the Grimm fairy tale.

7.55 pm
Act 3

Hansel......Angelika Kirchschlager (mezzo-soprano)
Gretel......Diana Damrau (soprano)
Gertrud......Elizabeth Connell (soprano)
Peter......Thomas Allen (baritone)
Witch ......Anja Silja (soprano)
Sandman/Echo......Pumeza Matshikiza (soprano)
Dew Fairy/Echo......Anita Watson (soprano)
Tiffin Boys' Choir
Tiffin Children's Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Colin Davis (conductor)


SAT 22:00 New Music Show (m0012rdf)
New music of mystical beauty and calm contemplation

Tom Service introduces new music of mystical beauty and calm contemplation to round off Christmas Day, including the Third String Quartet, 'Christmas Quartet' by Peteris Vasks, and the Fourth Symphony by Arvo Pärt.

Edmund Finnis: Parallel colour
BCMG conducted by Richard Baker
Peteris Vasks: String Quartet no.3
Navarra Quartet
John Luther Adams: movements from Canticles of the Holy Wind
The Crossing conducted by Donald Nally
Laurence Crane: Estonia
Cikada ensemble
Arvo Pärt: 4th Symphony “Los Angeles”
Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen



SUNDAY 26 DECEMBER 2021

SUN 00:00 Freeness (m000qhjm)
jazz re:freshed

Corey and Adam Moses from jazz re:freshed share tracks with each other. jazz re:freshed is a movement that began in 2003 as a weekly live music residency in west London and has since grown into a multi-faceted organisation. It aims to challenge elitism and prejudice within the jazz community and bring the colourful, expressive and creative world of jazz to the people. Corey and Adam become musical sparring partners as they play each other tracks that ignite a joyful conversation.

This programme was first broadcast on 27 December 2020.

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

01 00:00:10 Project X (artist)
Brave Games
Performer: Project X
Duration 00:04:10

02 00:06:48 Yussef Dayes (artist)
Othello
Performer: Yussef Dayes
Duration 00:06:10

03 00:12:58 WDX (artist)
Feeds Newest Bother
Performer: WDX
Duration 00:05:10

04 00:22:24 1000 Kings (artist)
The Drop
Performer: 1000 Kings
Duration 00:08:14

05 00:32:40 Lord Pretender (artist)
Human Race
Performer: Lord Pretender
Duration 00:03:45

06 00:36:25 Ty (artist)
Somehow Somewhere Someway
Performer: Ty
Duration 00:04:39

07 00:43:21 Vibration Black Finger (artist)
Acting For Liberation (Part I)
Performer: Vibration Black Finger
Duration 00:07:30

08 00:54:00 Myriad Forest (artist)
Luqman
Performer: Myriad Forest
Duration 00:06:00


SUN 01:00 Through the Night (m0012rdh)
Christmas Concert from Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

The RIAS Chamber Chorus Berlin and conductor Justin Doyle bring a programme of seasonal choral favourites. John Shea presents.

01:01 AM
Johann Sebastian Bach
Puer natus, BWV 603
Thomas Sauer (organ)

01:02 AM
Anonymous
Puer natus
RIAS Chamber Chorus, Berlin, Justin Doyle (conductor)

01:02 AM
Michael Praetorius
Puer natus in Bethlehem
RIAS Chamber Chorus, Berlin, Justin Doyle (conductor), Thomas Sauer (organ)

01:06 AM
Boris Ord
Adam lay y-bounden
RIAS Chamber Chorus, Berlin, Justin Doyle (conductor)

01:07 AM
Harold Edwin Darke, Christina Rosetti (author)
In the Bleak Midwinter
Fabienne Weiss (soprano), Minsub Hong (tenor), RIAS Chamber Chorus, Berlin, Justin Doyle (conductor), Thomas Sauer (organ)

01:13 AM
Traditional French, Stephen Jackson (arranger)
Noël Nouvelet
RIAS Chamber Chorus, Berlin, Justin Doyle (conductor), Thomas Sauer (organ)

01:17 AM
Johannes Petzold, Uwe Gronostay (arranger)
Die Nacht ist vorgedrungen
RIAS Chamber Chorus, Berlin, Justin Doyle (conductor)

01:20 AM
Michael Praetorius
In dulci jubilo
RIAS Chamber Chorus, Berlin, Justin Doyle (conductor)

01:24 AM
Herbert Howells
A Spotless Rose
Johannes Schendel (baritone), RIAS Chamber Chorus, Berlin, Justin Doyle (conductor)

01:27 AM
John Tavener
The Lamb
RIAS Chamber Chorus, Berlin, Justin Doyle (conductor)

01:31 AM
James MacMillan
Seinte Mari moder milde
Anja Petersen (soprano), Katharina Hohlfeld (soprano), Shimon Yoshida (tenor), RIAS Chamber Chorus, Berlin, Justin Doyle (conductor), Thomas Sauer (organ)

01:38 AM
Johann Hermann Schein
Vom Himmel hoch
RIAS Chamber Chorus, Berlin, Justin Doyle (conductor), Thomas Sauer (organ)

01:42 AM
Traditional French, Charles Wood (arranger)
Ding Dong! Merrily on High
RIAS Chamber Chorus, Berlin, Justin Doyle (conductor)

01:44 AM
Michael Praetorius
Quem pastores laudavere
RIAS Chamber Chorus, Berlin, Justin Doyle (conductor)

01:46 AM
Traditional Czech, David Hill (arranger)
Rocking
Viktoria Wilson (soprano), Shimon Yoshida (tenor), RIAS Chamber Chorus, Berlin, Justin Doyle (conductor), Thomas Sauer (organ)

01:49 AM
Jonathan Dove
The Three Kings
Viktoria Wilson (soprano), Hildegard Rützel (alto), RIAS Chamber Chorus, Berlin, Justin Doyle (conductor)

01:55 AM
Traditional, Reginald Jacques (arranger)
Im Stall in der Krippe
RIAS Chamber Chorus, Berlin, Justin Doyle (conductor)

01:58 AM
John Francis Wade, David Willcocks (arranger)
Herbei, oh ihr Gläubigen
RIAS Chamber Chorus, Berlin, Justin Doyle (conductor), Thomas Sauer (organ)

02:02 AM
Johann Sebastian Bach
In dulci jubilo, BWV 729
Thomas Sauer (organ)

02:05 AM
Georg Philipp Telemann
Suite in E minor

02:38 AM
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Harpsichord Concerto in D minor, Wq 17
Andrea Buccarella (harpsichord), Kore Orchestra

03:01 AM
Jan Dismas Zelenka
Te Deum in D major, ZWV 146

03:30 AM
Heino Kaski
Symphony in B minor (Op.16) (1918/19)
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ilpo Mansnerus (conductor)

03:56 AM
Johann Joachim Quantz
Concerto in G minor, for 2 flutes, 2 oboes & bassoon
Alexis Kossenko, Anne Freitag, Anna Starr, Markus Muller, moni Fischaleck, Les Ambassadeurs

04:14 AM
Jean Francaix
Serenade for small orchestra
Canadian Chamber Ensemble, Raffi Armenian (director)

04:24 AM
Alessandro Stradella
Ardo, sospiro e piango
Emma Kirkby (soprano), David Thomas (bass), Jakob Lindberg (lute), Anthony Rooley (lute), Anthony Rooley (director)

04:31 AM
Bela Bartok, Arthur Willner (arranger)
Romanian folk dances (Sz.56) arr. Willner for strings
I Cameristi Italiani

04:38 AM
Pietro Locatelli, Geert Bierling (arranger)
Introduttione Teatrale in F major, Op 4, No 2
Geert Bierling (organ)

04:46 AM
Darius Milhaud
Three Rag caprices, Op 78 (1922)
CBC Vancouver Orchestra, Daniel Swift (conductor)

04:53 AM
Claude Debussy
L'Isle joyeuse
Jane Coop (piano)

05:01 AM
Giovanni Maria Trabaci
Three Works
Enrico Baiano (harpsichord)

05:09 AM
Johann Strauss II
Der Zigeunerbaron - overture
Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra, Raffi Armenian (conductor)

05:16 AM
Fryderyk Chopin
Polonaise for piano in A flat major, Op 53 'Polonaise heroique'
Jacek Kortus (piano)

05:24 AM
Nicolas Chedeville
Les Saisons Amusantes Part IV (L'Hiver)
Ensemble 1700, Dorothee Oberlinger (director)

05:32 AM
Alexej Lebedjew
Concerto in one movement (Concerto No.1) in A minor
Csaba Wagner (trombone), Katalin Sarkady (piano)

05:40 AM
Pieter Hellendaal
Sonata for cello and continuo in G major, Op 5 no 8
Jaap ter Linden (cello), Ton Koopman (harpsichord), Ageet Zweistra (cello)

05:50 AM
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Symphony in G minor No. 25 (K.183)
Danish National Chamber Orchestra, Adam Fischer (conductor)

06:16 AM
Theodore Dubois
Messe de Mariage (1891)
Anja Hendrikx (organ)

06:32 AM
Ludwig van Beethoven
String Quartet in F major, Op 18, No 1
Artis Quartet


SUN 07:00 Breakfast (m0012q8f)
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 (m0012q8h)
Sarah Walker with an energising musical mix

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

Sarah brings an injection of pace and brightness to Boxing Day with a quintet movement by Dvorak that’s full of melodic life, a waltz around a Moscow housing estate with Shostakovich, and a crisp violin concerto by birthday boy Johann Georg Pisendel.

Plus a haunting song about a snow hare, a seasonal cantata by JS Bach, and the story of Cinderella transformed into a fairy-tale fantasy by Eric Coates.

A Tandem Production for BBC Radio 3


SUN 12:00 Private Passions (m0012q8k)
Valentina Harris

Over the last 40 years, Valentina Harris has done more than anyone else to convince the British public that there is a lot more to Italian food than pizza and Spaghetti Bolognese. Her television series and her more-than-50 books have brought her passion for Italian food, wine and culture to a huge audience.

She tells Michael Berkeley about her childhood in Tuscany, choosing a romantic song by Georgio Gabor for her aristocratic Italian mother and Stravinsky for her father, who taught her to speak English without a trace of an accent. We hear music from the great gourmet Pavarotti, and a celebration of Italian food by Rossini.

Valentina describes her horror of tinned spaghetti on toast when she arrived in England in the 1970s, and shares her tips for using up Christmas leftovers, Italian-style.

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


SUN 13:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (m000gd63)
Nordic Tales

From Wigmore Hall, London, Radio 3 New Generation Artist Alessandro Fisher is joined by world-renowned accompanist Roger Vignoles for a programme of music steeped in Nordic folklore by Schumann, Grieg, Delius and the Swedish composer and pianist Gunnar de Frumerie, whose song cycle 'Songs of the Heart' sets the poetry of Nobel Prize winner Pär Lagerkvist.

Recorded at Wigmore Hall, 16th March 2020.
Presented by Andrew McGregor.

Robert Schumann:
5 songs on texts by Hans Christian Andersen, Op 40

Edvard Grieg:
To brune øjne & Jeg elsker dig (The heart's melodies, Op 5)
En svane, Op 25 No 2
Med en vandlilie, Op 25 No 4
Prinsessen
Fra Monte Pincio, Op 39 No 1

Frederick Delius:
Evening Voices
Sweet Venevil
The Nightingale & Longing (Five Songs from the Norwegian)

Gunnar de Frumerie:
Songs of the heart, Op 27

Alessandro Fisher (tenor)
Roger Vignoles (piano)


SUN 14:00 The Early Music Show (m0012q8n)
The Feast of Stephen

Using the words of the favourite 19th-century English carol “Good King Wenceslas”, Hannah French explores the music, food and traditions of Christmas in Bohemia.

“Good King Wenceslas looked out
On the Feast of Stephen”

The carol tells the story of the Bohemian king, Saint Wenceslaus I going on a journey and braving harsh winter weather to give alms to a poor peasant on the Feast of Saint Stephen. During the journey, his page is about to give up the struggle against the cold weather, but is enabled to continue by following his master’s footprints, step for step through the deep snow.

Saint Stephen’s Day – 26th December – celebrates the saint who is credited with being the first Christian martyr.

“Bring me flesh and bring me wine”

What is the traditional Bohemian Christmas fare? Hannah is joined by food-writer and philanthropist Lady Milena Grenfell-Baines MBE to unpack some of the yuletide traditions still practiced in the Czech Republic today.

“Ye, who now will bless the poor
Shall yourselves find blessing.”

As a child, Lady Milena, with the help of Sir Nicholas Winton, escaped Nazi-occupied Prague in 1939 on the last train to leave the city. That concept of deep selflessness and kindness is surely one Saint Wenceslas might have approved of!

Hannah’s other guest is singer and language coach Jarmila Karas, and together they will also explore some of the traditional Czech music associated with Christmas and pieces related to Saint Stephen by Bach and Zelenka.


SUN 15:00 Choral Evensong (m0001rcf)
Merton College, Oxford

From the Chapel of Merton College, Oxford, on the Feast of St Stephen.

Introit: Welcome Yule! (Parry)
Responses: Radcliffe
Office hymn: Jesu, the father’s only Son (Christe Redemptor omnium)
Psalms 57, 86 (Hine, Battishill, Lord Mornington)
First Lesson: Genesis 4 vv.1-10
Canticles: Dyson in D
Second Lesson: Acts 7 vv.51-60
Anthem: And I saw a new heaven (Bainton)
Hymn: It came upon the midnight clear (Noel)
Voluntary: Cantata No 29, BWV.29 (Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir) (Sinfonia) (Bach, arr. Guilmant)

Benjamin Nicholas (Director of Music)
Alex Little & Tom Fetherstonhaugh (Organists)

First broadcast 26 December 2018.


SUN 16:00 Sound Walk (m0012q8q)
Four Peaks Sound Walk

Slieve Donard

At the foot of the Mourne Mountains with the sea at his back and the flanks of Slieve Donard rising almost straight from the shore, Horatio Clare sets out on his second of four ascents of the great peaks of the United Kingdom, as Northern Ireland’s highest peak swirls in a mixture of cloud and sunlight.

Having travelled on the ancient sea road from Scotland to Northern Ireland, the relationship between the high points of the west coast archipelago of the British Isles becomes apparent - with hills of Galloway talking to those of the Mournes talking to those of Cumbria and Wales.

Exploring the stories, myths and legends of Patrick, Donard and Boirche, Slieve Donard, a conical up thrust of granite, is at one moment calm and kind and the next being beaten by screaming winds - the granite coloured sky and mist torn with streaks of sun which play over the emerald slopes.

Horatio takes delight in the minute details of the walk – grasshoppers, butterflies and glinting granite crystals - as well as conveying the grandeur and enormity of this mighty mountain.

At the summit shrouded by a sea of cloud, the wind howls, yet suddenly and amazingly, fleeting crystal clear images of the country below appear as gulfs of clear sky swoop over the mountain.

This is the second of four programmes for Christmas 2021 in which Horatio Clare travels to the four highest peaks of the four UK nations. Climbing Ben Nevis in Scotland, Slieve Donard in Northern Ireland, Scafell Pike in England and Snowdon in Wales, he sets out on an epic journey up the monolithic titans to take the temperature of this particular moment in time and our relationship with the outdoors.

Approaching the dozing giants, not in an athletic spirit of conquest but in a spirit investigation and curiosity, he arrives at the foot of each of them with no preconceptions, but with an open mind in the hope of climbing to the attic of each country and looking through the skylight to see how they talk to each other and how they talk to us.

Hearing the birds, smelling the fresh air, being shrouded by mist and cloud whilst also soaking up the light, shades and colours, with long periods of carefully recorded atmosphere, interwoven with music and lucid descriptions, this is radio that’s designed to take time to hear.

Music threaded through the programmes include works from a wide variety of genres by composers and performers including Amiina, Olafur Arnalds, JS Bach, Beoga, Gavin Bryars, Anna Clyne, Laurence Crane, Danish String Quartet, Dalla, Alex Groves, Leos Janacek, John Luther Adams, EJ Moeran, Úna Monaghan, Anne Müller, Nordic Fiddler’s Bloc, Vikingur Olafsson, Morfydd Owen, Puuluup, Penguin Café, Aidan O’Rourke, Richard Strauss, Ralph Vaughan Williams, A Winged Victory for the Sullen and many more.

Books and sources used for research include:

Ben Nevis: Britain's Highest Mountain - Ken Crockett and Simon Richardson

Twenty Years on Ben Nevis - William T Kilgour

The English Lakes: A History - Ian Thompson

Below Scafell - Dudley Hoys

The Pinnacle Club for Women Climbers pinnacleclub.co.uk/journals

On Cambrian and Cumbrian Hills - Henry S Salt

Slieve Donard's Domain - Nicholas Russell

Snowdon: The Story of a Welsh Mountain - Jim Perrin

Portrait of Snowdonia - Cledwyn Hughes

Mountains and Desire - Margaret Grebowicz


SUN 17:00 Jazz Record Requests (m0012q8t)
Albums of the Year

Alyn Shipton presents jazz records of all styles as requested by you, with a focus on your favourite releases from 2021 including music by Emma-Jean Thackray, Georgia Cécile and Abdullah Ibrahim.

DISC 1
Artist Count Basie Orchestra with Johnny Mathis
Title It’s the Holiday Season
Composer Kay Thompson
Album A Very Swinging Basie Christmas
Label Concord
Number 38450-02 Track 3
Duration 4.02
Performers Johnny Mathis, v; Mike Williams, Bruce Harris, Endre Rice, Kris Johnson, t; David Keim, Clarence Banks, Alvin Walker, Wendell Kelly, tb; Marshall McDonald, Cleave Guyton, Doug Lawrence, Doug Miller, Jay Brandford, reeds; Ellis Marsalis, p; Will Matthews, g; Marcus McLaurine, b; Clayton Cameron, d; Scotty Barnhart, dir, 2015.

DISC 2
Artist Wayne Shorter
Title 12the Century Christmas Carol
Composer Trad
Album Alegria
Label Verve
Number 314 543 558-2 Track 9
Duration 6.02
Performers Wayne Shorter, ss; Danilo Perez, p; John Patitucci, b; Teri Lyne Carrington, d; plus: Lew Soloff, Chris Gekker, t; Bruce Eldem, Michael Boschen, tb; Marcus Rojas, tu; John Clark, Stewart Rose, frh; Alex Acuña, perc. 2003.

DISC 3
Artist Sonny Rollins
Title Winter Wonderland
Composer Smith, Bernard
Album Sonny Rollins and Co 1964
Label RCA Victor
Number 07863 66530 Track 11
Duration 5.17
Performers Sonny Rollins, ts; Herbie Hancock, p; Bob Cranshaw, b; Mickey Roker, d. 1964

DISC 4
Artist Georgia Cecile
Title Always Be Right
Composer Cecile / Stevenson
Album Only The Lover Sings
Label Warner ADA
Number Track 3
Duration 3.16
Performers Georgia Cecile, v; Ryan Quigley, t; Michael Owers, tb; Konrad Wiszniewski, ts; Euan Stevenson, org; Mario Caribe, b; Max Popp d + Seonaid, Aitken, KIrsty Orton, Patsy Reid, Alice Allen, strings. 2021.

DISC 5
Artist Marius Neset
Title Taste of Spring
Composer Neset
Album A New Dawn
Label ACT
Number 9930-2 Track 4
Duration 4.44
Performers Marius Neset, ts. 2021

DISC 6
Artist Marcin Wasilewski
Title Riders on the Storm
Composer Morrison, Densmore, Krieger, Manzarek
Album En Attendant
Label ECM
Number 381 0005 Track 6
Duration 5.43
Performers Marcin Wasilewski, p; Slawomir Kurkiewicz, b; Michal Miskiewicz, d. 2021

DISC 7
Artist Emma-Jean Thackray
Title About That
Composer Thackray
Album Yellow
Label Movementt
Number MVMT04 Track 3
Duration 2.11
Performers Emma-Jean Thackray, voice, trumpet, sousaphone, saxophones, keyboards, percussion, electronics. 2021

DISC 8
Artist Jon Batiste
Title Sweet Lorraine
Composer Burwell / Parish
Album Relief
Label Mack Avenue
Number 1185 Track 5
Duration 3.52
Performers: Jon Batiste, 2018 released 2021

DISC 9
Artist Andrew Woodhead
Title Sideways
Composer Woodhead
Album Pendulums
Label LEK
Number CD001 Track 2
Duration 3.23
Performers: Andrew Woodhead Composition and Live Electronics of field recordings, with Trumpets Sam Wooster, Charlotte Keeffe; Alto Saxophones Sam Andreae, Lee Griffiths; Baritone Saxophones Helen Papaioannou, Alicia Gardener-Trejo. 2021

DISC 10
Artist Abdullah Ibrahim
Title The Wedding
Composer Ibrahim
Album Solotude
Label Gearbox
Number 1575 Track 19
Duration 4.52
Performers Abdullah Ibrahim, p. 2020 (released 2021)

DISC 11
Artist Billie Holiday /Oscar Peterson
Title Remember
Composer Irving Berlin
Album Songbooks etc.
Label Avid
Number AMSC 819 CD 6 Track 14
Duration 3.27
Performers Billie Holiday, v; Charlie Shavers, t; Flip Phillips, ts; Oscar Peterson, p; Barney Kessel, g; Ray Brown, b; Alvin Stoller, d. 1952

DISC 12
Artist Duke Ellington
Title Day Dream
Composer Strayhorn
Album Duke Ellington’s Jazz Violin Session
Label Atlantic
Number Track 4
Duration 3.11
Performers Ray Nance, vn; Duke Ellington, p; Ernie Shepard, b; Sam Woodyard, d. 22 Feb 1963

DISC 13
Artist Beverley Beirne
Title Winter Moon
Composer Hoagy Carmichael
Album Dream Dancing
Label BB / 33 Jazz
Number Track 10
Duration 4.46
Performers Beverley Beirne, v; Rob Hughes, ts; Sam Watts, p; Flo Moore, b; Ben Brown, d. 2021


SUN 18:00 Words and Music (m000tw5s)
150 Years of The Royal Albert Hall

From Bach to The Beatles, beat poetry to a boxing match - The Royal Albert Hall marked its 150th anniversary this year and this Words and Music features readings performed by Royal Albert Hall regulars Josie Lawrence and Petroc Trelawny. We include moving and amusing moments from the Albert Hall archive, including Emmeline Pankhurst calling on her followers to meet once more at the Hall on the eve of her trial, and a former Head of Music at the BBC who was outraged by a young lady who exposed more than he felt was necessary to Prommers in 1977. You'll hear archive recordings of Allen Ginsberg and Lawrence Ferlinghetti reading at the International Poetry Incarnation in 1965, and Sally Alexander tells the story of storming the stage at the 1970 Miss World Contest. The rich musical history of the hall is reflected in a soundtrack which includes music by Prince Albert himself, as well as Elgar conducting Yehudi Menuhin, Hugh Masekela (who appeared when Nelson Mandela was honoured there in 2013), Billie Holiday, Paul Robeson, Mike Oldfield and Shirley Bassey who have all famously performed there.

Readings

Extract from The Royal Albert Hall Frieze
Extract from Queen Victoria’s diary
Extract from In Memoriam by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Extract from The Daily Telegraph, June 30th 1914
On The Eve of Her Trial. A Message from Mrs Pankhurst
From Royal Albert Hall: A celebration in 150 unforgettable moments
The Convergence of the Twain by Thomas Hardy
From Royal Albert Hall Programme for The Chelsea Arts Club Annual Ball 1936
Some Bright Elegance read by Kayo Chingonyi
Extract from letter by Sir Henry Wood
Extract from I Am Waiting by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Annus Mirabilis by Philip Larkin
Extract from Who Be Kind To by Alan Ginsberg
Extract from letter by Robert Ponsonby
Extract from The Daily Mirror

01 00:01:50 George Frideric Handel
Messiah, Pt.3, no.46; The Trumpet shall sound [bass air]
Performer: Matthew Brook
Performer: Chris Dicken
Ensemble: Dunedin Consort
Conductor: John Butt
Conductor: John Butt
Duration 00:01:50

02 00:02:03
Royal Albert Hall
Extract from Royal Albert Hall Frieze read by Petroc Trelawny
Duration 00:00:28

03 00:03:36
Queen Victoria
Extract from Queen Victoria’s diary read by Josie Lawrence
Duration 00:01:10

04 00:04:34 Prince Albert consort of Queen Victoria
Invocazione all'Armonia
Choir: Purcell Consort of Voices
Conductor: Grayston Burgess
Duration 00:01:32

05 00:05:50 Jean Sibelius
Andante Festivo
Performer: Unknown
Duration 00:03:54

06 00:06:14
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Extract from In Memoriam read by John Gielgud
Duration 00:00:56

07 00:09:40
The Daily Telegraph
Extract from The Daily Telegraph, June 30th 1914, read by Petroc Trelawny
Duration 00:00:58

08 00:10:40 Edward Elgar
Land of Hope and Glory
Performer: Clara Butt
Duration 00:01:11

09 00:11:30
Emmeline Pankhurst
Extract from On The Eve of Her Trial. A Message from Mrs Pankhurst, read by Josie Lawrence
Duration 00:01:38

10 00:13:10 Dame Ethel Smyth
March of the Women
Performer: Eiddwen Harrhy
Orchestra: Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series
Conductor: Philip Brunelle
Duration 00:00:54

11 00:14:08 The Chemical Brothers
The Boxer
Performer: The Chemical Brothers
Duration 00:01:20

12 00:15:10 Alex Gifford
History Repeating
Performer: Shirley Bassey
Duration 00:04:00

13 00:19:10 Mike Oldfield
Tubular Bells from The Exorcist
Performer: The Big Screen Orchestra
Duration 00:01:47

14 00:19:16
Royal Albert Hall
Royal Albert Hall: A celebration in 150 unforgettable moments, read by Josie Lawrence
Duration 00:01:58

15 00:21:00 Johann Sebastian Bach
Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV565
Performer: Harold Britton
Duration 00:02:25

16 00:23:20 Gavin Bryars
The Sinking of the Titanic for ensemble and tape: Titanic Hymn: Autumn
Performer: Gavin Bryars Ensemble
Duration 00:04:30

17 00:23:55
Royal Albert Hall
Royal Albert Hall: A celebration in 150 unforgettable moments, read by Josie Lawrence
Duration 00:01:08

18 00:25:03 Lowell Mason
Nearer My God to Thee
Choir: San Francisco Symphony Chorus
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas
Duration 00:00:41

19 00:25:48
Thomas Hardy
The Convergence of the Twain read by Timothy West
Duration 00:01:40

20 00:27:50 Milton Ager
Happy Days are Here Again
Lyricist: Jack Yellen
Performer: Lou Abelardo
Ensemble: Ambrose and His Orchestra
Duration 00:03:03

21 00:27:58
Royal Albert Hall
From Royal Albert Hall Programme for The Chelsea Arts Club Annual Ball 1936, read by Josie Lawrence
Duration 00:00:30

22 00:30:50
Kayo Chingonyi
Some Bright Elegance read by Kayo Chingonyi at the Royal Albert Hall's Elgar Room, 2013
Duration 00:01:40

23 00:32:28 Philemon Hou
Grazin' in the Grass
Performer: Hugh Masekela
Duration 00:03:26

24 00:35:55 Stephen Sondheim
Broadway Baby from Follies
Performer: Caroline O’Connor
Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra
Conductor: David Charles Abell
Duration 00:03:23

25 00:39:55 Johann Sebastian Bach
Air on a G string
Music Arranger: Henry Wood
Music Arranger: Henry Wood
Performer: London Symphony Orchestra
Performer: London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Henry Wood
Conductor: Henry Wood
Conductor: Henry Wood
Duration 00:02:39

26 00:40:48
Henry Wood
Extract from letter by Sir Henry Wood read by Petroc Trelawny
Duration 00:00:36

27 00:42:15
Henry Wood
Sir Henry Wood speaking at The Last Night of the Proms 1943
Duration 00:00:32

28 00:42:45 Edward Elgar
Extract from Violin Concerto
Performer: Yehudi Menuhin
Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Edward Elgar
Duration 00:03:08

29 00:45:42 Bob Dylan
Desolation Row
Performer: Bob Dylan
Duration 00:03:07

30 00:46:32
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Extract from I Am Waiting, read by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Duration 00:01:07

31 00:48:39 David Bowie
All the Young Dudes
Performer: Mott the Hoople
Duration 00:02:55

32 00:48:49
Royal Albert Hall
Royal Albert Hall: A celebration in 150 unforgettable moments, read by Josie Lawrence and Petroc Trelawny
Duration 00:01:34

33 00:51:29 Benjamin Britten
Young Apollo for piano, string quartet & string orchestra (Op.16)
Performer: Steven Osborne
Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Ilan Volkov
Duration 00:02:45

34 00:54:16 Kraftwerk
The Model
Performer: Kraftwerk
Duration 00:01:40

35 00:54:43
Sally Alexander
Sally Alexander on disrupting the 1970 Miss World Competition
Duration 00:00:57

36 00:55:52 Trad.
Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen
Performer: Paul Robeson
Performer: Lawrence Benjamin Brown
Duration 00:02:40

37 00:58:30 Paul McCartney
Blackbird
Performer: Brad Mehldau Trio
Duration 00:04:59

38 01:03:20
Philip Larkin
Annus Mirabilis read by Philip Larkin
Duration 00:00:29

39 01:03:49
Allen Ginsberg
Extract from Who Be Kind To, read by Alan Ginsberg
Duration 00:00:44

40 01:06:26
Robert Ponsonby
Extract from letter by Robert Ponsonby read by Petroc Trelawny
Duration 00:01:38

41 01:08:04 Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart
Blue Moon
Performer: Billie Holiday
Duration 00:03:25

42 01:11:40
The Daily Mirror
Extract from Daily Mirror article, read by Josie Lawrence
Duration 00:00:36

43 01:12:30 Paul McCartney
Extract from A Day in the Life
Performer: The Beatles
Duration 00:01:56


SUN 19:15 Sunday Feature (m0012q8x)
Aida at 150

This year, Verdi’s operatic masterpiece "Aida" celebrates its 150th anniversary. It’s one of the most famous operas in history - and every year, plays to packed houses across the globe. Yet this quintessentially Italian grand opera in high Romantic style actually made its debut in 1871 at Cairo’s Khedivial Opera House, having been personally commissioned by the Khedive of Egypt, Ismail the Magnificent.

A century and a half after Aida's premiere, for the first time on radio historian Flora Willson tells the story of Aida from an Egyptian lens. She untangles how Cairo gave birth to Verdi's operatic masterpiece, how Aida's relationship with the Egyptian psyche developed over the next century and a half - and how the work continues to influence and affect how the nation and its music are perceived abroad.

Flora explores the story of the Khedivial Opera House, a building constructed at the heart of 19th-century Cairo's theatre district, and talks to experts in Egyptian history and politics to find out how the European genre of opera was a key part of Khedive Ismail's plans for a modern, powerful Egypt - a country that, he declared, was "no longer part of Africa. It is part of Europe".

What the Khedive requested from Verdi, though, was a "purely ancient and Egyptian opera" - and what Verdi composed resulted from his research into "authentic" Egyptian music, architecture and customs. We hear a performance of traditional Zar music - and discuss the complex and difficult question of how European composers, musicians and directors have appropriated Egyptian culture.

Contributors include the rising star of the opera stage, Egyptian soprano Fatma Said - whose acclaimed voice has taken her from Cairo to the hallowed boards of La Scala in Milan - as well as oud player and vocalist Tarek Beshir and award-winning cultural commentator and journalist Ati Metwaly.

Presenter: Flora Willson
Producer: Steven Rajam
An Overcoat Media production


SUN 20:00 BBC Proms (m0012q8z)
Proms at Christmas 2021

Proms Festival Orchestra conducted by Mark Wigglesworth

Another chance to hear the Proms Festival Orchestra conducted by Mark Wigglesworth perform Shostakovish and Mahler's Fifth Symphony at the 2021 BBC Proms.

From the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Ian Skelly

Shostakovich: Festive Overture, Op 96
Mahler: Symphony No 5 in C sharp minor

Proms Festival Orchestra
Mark Wigglesworth, conductor

After a year in which venues fell quiet and orchestras downsized, tonight’s Prom is a celebration of all an orchestra can do. A specially assembled Proms Festival Orchestra – made up of leading freelance musicians and conducted by Mark Wigglesworth – performs two colourful showpieces of the repertoire. Shostakovich’s Festive Overture bubbles over with a fresh exuberance that reflects the fact that its composer wrote it in two days flat.

Mahler’s Fifth Symphony spans an expressive chasm from the Funeral March of the first movement to a precariously unhinged Scherzo via the work’s lingering, lyrical soul: the heartrendingly beautiful Adagietto, written as a musical love letter to his wife Alma.

There will be no interval.


SUN 21:20 BBC Proms (m0012q91)
Proms at Christmas 2021

Pavel Kolesnikov plays Bach's Goldberg Variations

From the BBC Proms: Another chance to hear Russian pianist Pavel Kolesnikov perform Bach’s ‘Goldberg’ Variations for solo piano.

From the Royal Albert Hall
Presented by Ian Skelly

JS Bach: Goldberg Variations

Pavel Kolesnikov, piano

‘Is it a coded message, an exercise in numerology. Is it a glorious attempt to marry old and new, or is it a nocturnal, private, fanciful tale?’ Russian-born Pavel Kolesnikov asked these questions and more when he took up the challenge of deciphering one of the undeniable peaks of the piano repertoire, Bach’s ‘Goldberg’ Variations. And, going by the judgement of The Guardian, which declared that Kolesnikov’s recent recording of the work ‘stands alone’ – the Russian-born pianist has found some answers. Bach’s beguiling sequence of a gentle Aria followed by 30 miniature variations was designed ‘for the refreshment of the spirits’, a mindful mix from the 18th century.

There will be no interval


SUN 23:00 Free the Music with Pekka Kuusisto (m0012q93)
The Comfortable and the Radical

Pekka Kuusisto is a solo violinist, conductor, composer and folk musician who can change the way people think about music.

In this three-part series he muses on how much creative freedom a musician really has, and the complex relationship between improvisation and ‘sticking to the plan’. How is a performance dictated by time, place, tradition, learned techniques and mindset? And how can we open the door to wider musical freedom in the future, for performers, composers and listeners?

Pekka illustrates his thoughts with a wide selection of music, ranging from Purcell and Paganini to Mahler, Miles Davis and the White Stripes, and he also gets his violin out to create some on the spot improvisations.

In the final episode of his series, Pekka wonders why some elements of music age more elegantly than others. He starts with an improvisation using looping software, before exploring other special effects including Imogen Heap’s use of a vocoder. From rule breakers and radicals of the past like Gesualdo and Stravinsky, Pekka then looks to the future and admires a symphony by Charles Ives which he thinks is so modern-sounding that he feels it couldn’t even have been composed yet. Plus, some Finnish heavy metal that Pekka reckons Beethoven would have loved.

A Tandem Production for BBC Radio 3



MONDAY 27 DECEMBER 2021

MON 00:00 Classical Fix (m0012q95)
Jamie Dornan

Clemmie Burton-Hill returns to host a seasonal edition with special guest Jamie Dornan, star of the upcoming film ‘Belfast’ and a new BBC One thriller, ‘The Tourist’. Clemmie mixes Jamie a playlist of classical tracks, offering a musical escape to calm the festive frenzy.

Jamie's playlist:

David Lang - Again
Angela Morley - Reverie
JS Bach arr. Christian Badzura - For Johann (performed by Vikingur Olafsson)
Ricky Ian Gordon - Will There Really be a morning
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No.1
BONUS TRACK: Max Richter - On The Nature Of Daylight (orchestral version)

Classical Fix is a weekly podcast aimed at opening up the world of classical music to anyone who fancies giving it a go. Subscribe on BBC Sounds.


MON 00:30 Through the Night (m0012q97)
Britten and Stravinsky

The Radio France Philharmonic are joined by Barbara Hannigan as conductor and soloist in a concert including Britten's Les Illuminations and Stravinsky's Basle Concerto. Presented by John Shea.

12:31 AM
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
Six Metamorphoses after Ovid, Op. 49 (excerpts)
Olivier Doise (oboe)

12:37 AM
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Symphony no.49 in F minor, H.I:49, 'La Passione'
Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra, Barbara Hannigan (conductor)

01:04 AM
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976), Arthur Rimbaud (author)
Les Illuminations, Op.18, for soprano and strings
Barbara Hannigan (soprano), Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra, Barbara Hannigan (conductor)

01:31 AM
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
Concerto in D major for string orchestra 'Basle Concerto'
Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra, Barbara Hannigan (conductor)

01:44 AM
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
String Quartet No. 2 in C major (Op.36)
Yggdrasil String Quartet

02:14 AM
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971), Igor Stravinsky (arranger)
Concerto in E flat 'Dumbarton Oaks' arr. for two pianos
James Anagnoson (piano), Leslie Kinton (piano)

02:31 AM
Cesar Franck (1822-1890)
Piano Quintet in F minor
Jorgen Larsen (piano), Skampa Quartet

03:06 AM
Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
In the South (Alassio) - overture Op.50
BBC Symphony Orchestra, Jiri Belohlavek (conductor)

03:28 AM
Orlande de Lassus (1532-1594)
S.U.su.P.E.R.per - motet for 4 voices
Currende, Erik van Nevel (conductor)

03:33 AM
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Concerto Grosso in F major, Op 6, No 2, HWV 320
European Union Baroque Orchestra, Lars Ulrik Mortensen (conductor)

03:45 AM
Gabriel Faure (1845 - 1924)
Dolly - Suite for piano duet Op.56
Erzsebet Tusa (piano), Istvan Lantos (piano)

03:59 AM
Joaquin Rodrigo (1901-1999), Peter Tiefenbach (arranger)
Cuatro madrigales amatorios
Isabel Bayrakdarian (soprano), Bryan Epperson (cello), Maurizio Baccante (cello), Roman Borys (cello), Simon Fryer (cello), David Hetherington (cello), Roberta Jansen (cello), Paul Widner (cello), Thomas Wiebe (cello), Winona Zelenka (cello)

04:07 AM
Ilmari Hannikainen (1892-1955)
Rural Dances, Op 39a
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Petri Sakari (conductor)

04:22 AM
Percy Grainger (1882-1961)
To a Nordic Princess (bridal song) vers. piano
Leslie Howard (piano)

04:31 AM
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Overture from 'Don Giovanni' (K.527)
Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra, Stephen Barlow (conductor)

04:37 AM
Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Reminiscences on Mozart's 'Don Giovanni'
Ferruccio Busoni (piano)

04:51 AM
Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179)
O vis aeternitatis (Responsorium)
Sequentia, Elizabeth Gaver (fiddle), Elisabetta de Mircovich (fiddle)

05:00 AM
Stanislaw Moniuszko (1819-1872)
Introduction to Act III & Dances of the Highlanders from 'Halka'
Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Lukasz Borowicz (conductor)

05:07 AM
Robert de Visee (c.1655-1733)
Suite in G major
Etienne Galletier (theorbo), Benjamin Scherer Questa (violin), Elena Andreyev (cello), Angelique Mauillon (harp), Gwennaelle Alibert (harpsichord), Ground Floor

05:21 AM
Enrique Granados (1867-1916)
Quejas o la maja y el ruisenor (The Maiden and the Nightingale)
Angela Hewitt (piano)

05:27 AM
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Marche Slave, Op 31
RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, Marko Munih (conductor)

05:38 AM
Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
Violin Sonata no 2 in G major, Op 13
Alina Pogostkina (violin), Sveinung Bjelland (piano)

06:00 AM
Pancho Vladigerov (1899-1978)
Scandinavian Suite, Op 13
Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Vladigerov (conductor)


MON 06:30 Breakfast (m0012rmz)
Monday - Petroc's classical alarm call

Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests.

Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk


MON 09:00 Essential Classics (m0012rn1)
Tom McKinney

Tom McKinney plays the best in classical music, with familiar favourites alongside new discoveries and musical surprises.

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 Tom takes us through five essential guitar pieces.

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


MON 12:00 Composer of the Week (m0012rn3)
Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)

Success at Last

Donald Macleod recounts how Puccini's struggles to write Manon Lescaut paid off, the only one of his operas applauded by audiences and critics alike.

Giacomo Puccini was a man of the theatre to his fingertips. Born in Lucca in 1858, into a distinguished family of church musicians, Puccini was never destined to follow in his forebears’ footsteps. His fate was sealed when as a teenager he walked 30 miles to hear Verdi’s Aida. He knew immediately that theatre was his calling and from that point on he wrote almost exclusively for the stage.

A perfectionist and often unreasonable taskmaster, Puccini agonised over each of his operas. Beginning with Manon Lescaut, the opera that launched Puccini internationally, this week Donald Macleod follows the off and the on-stage dramas of La bohème, Tosca, Madama Butterfly, La fanciulla del West, Suor Angelica, Gianni Schicchi, Il tabarro and the opera he left incomplete at his death in 1924, his final masterpiece, Turandot. The stories on stage are interleaved with events in his personal life, from an early scandal over his affair with a married woman and some very dodgy skulduggery in his business dealings, to the suicide of one of his servants, a tragedy of such proportion, he was plunged in to a deep depression, haunted by the events for the rest of his life.

In a week celebrating a composer whose music expresses every human emotion, there's a host of landmark recordings, including the voices of Jonas Kaufmann, Angela Gheorghiu, Anna Netrebko and Roberto Alagna. We'll hear Mimì's touching calling card from La bohème, in the classic Victoria de los Angeles version, while Renato Scotto pours all Madam Butterfly's hopes into the heart-breaking Un bel dì. There's the raw pain of Sister Angelica mourning her dead son, and the dark desperation of a jealous husband in Il tabarro. On Wednesday Callas and Gobbi’s anguished, sadistic torture scene in Tosca still has the power to shock us as much as it did on its first night in 1900. It's high stakes and nail-biting tension in La fanciulla del West as Minnie trades the life of her outlaw lover on the outcome of a card game. Joan Sutherland’s icy Princess Turandot, a magnificent pairing with Luciano Pavarotti’s Prince Calaf comes on Friday along with a certain aria made famous by the 1990 world cup, heard here in the hands of another Puccini specialist, Jussi Björling.

After critics called Puccini's second opera "Edgar" a sin against art, the young composer really needed a hit. To the consternation of his publisher, Giulio Ricordi, what must his protégée do but pick a subject that had already been used for an opera by Massenet most successfully. Could Puccini pull off a winner too?

Manon Lescaut, Act 1
Donna non vidi mai
Jonas Kaufmann, tenor
Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Antonio Pappano, director

Le Villi, Act 1
Preghiera: Angiol di dio
Brian Mulligan, baritone, Guglielmo (Anna’s father)
Ermonela Jaho, soprano, Anna
Arsen Soghomonyan, tenor Roberto
Opera Rara Chorus
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Sir Mark Elder, conductor

Messa di Gloria
Credo
Roberto Alagna, tenor
London Symphony Chorus
Antonio Pappano, conductor

Crisantemi
Navarra String Quartet

Manon Lescaut, Act 2
Dispettosetto questo Riccio!
In quelle trine morbide
Mirella Freni, Manon, soprano
Renato Bruson, Lescaut, baritone
Philharmonia Orchestra
Giuseppe Sinopoli, conductor

Manon Lescaut, Act 4
Sola, perduta, abbandonata
Fra le tue bracce amore
Mirella Freni, Manon, soprano
Placido Domingo, Des Grieux, tenor
Philharmonia Orchestra
Giuseppe Sinopoli, conductor

Producer: Johannah Smith


MON 13:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (m000ztrw)
Anastasia Kobekina plays Debussy, Juon and Franck

Two great French sonatas, written 30 years apart, the first by Claude Debussy, originally subtitled "Pierrot is angry at the moon", the second by Debussy's older compatriot César Franck, transcribed for cello by Jules Delsart from his violin sonata. BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist the young Russian cellist Anastasia Kobekina is joined by Swiss pianist Jean-Sélim Abdelmoula for this recital, which also features a less familiar work dating from 1904 by the Russian-born Swiss late-Romantic Paul Juon.

Recorded at Wigmore Hall, 20th September 2021.
Presented by Andrew McGregor

Debussy: Cello Sonata
Paul Juon: Märchen in A minor Op. 8
Franck: Sonata in A (arranged by Jules Delsart for cello and piano)

Anastasia Kobekina (cello)
Jean-Sélim Abdelmoula (piano)


MON 14:00 Afternoon Concert (m0012rn7)
Dvorak's 6th Symphony from Lucerne

Ian Skelly introduces performances from around the world including the Lucerne Festival Orchestra who launch a key theme of the week – Dvorak’s symphonies. Plus, there’s music by Weber, Webern, Mozart, Biber and Piazzolla, as his anniversary year comes to an end.

2pm
Weber - Overture: Oberon
BBC Philharmonic
John Storgards

Webern - 4 Pieces for violin & piano, Op.7
John Storgards (violin)
Kirill Gerstein (piano)

2.20pm
Mozart - Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K. 219 "Turkish"
Johan Dalene (violin)
BBC Philharmonic
Elena Schwarz (conductor)

Biber - Mystery (Rosary) Sonata No.1 “The Annunciation”
Hiro Kurosaki (violin )
Wolfgang Glüxam (organ)
Pierre Pitzl (viola da gamba)
David Bergmüller (lute)

3pm
Dvorak - Symphony No.6 in D, Op.60
Lucerne Festival Orchestra
Jacob Hrusa (conductor)

3.45pm
Piazzolla - Caliente
Astor Piazzolla Quintet


MON 16:00 Sound Walk (m0012rn9)
Four Peaks Sound Walk

Scafell Pike

The third of Horatio Clare’s Christmas Sound Walks. It’s the north eastern tip of Wast Water in the Lake District which sees the start of the climb of England’s highest peak, Scafell Pike.

Joining the Corridor Route to take him up the mountain – one of the most impressive routes in the whole of the Cumbria - this is a journey of extremes. From the warm rolling foothills, across boggy ground and rocky outcrops, the trek takes him to Sty Head, and around Great End whilst passing Skew Gill and what appears to be a roaring and bottomless Piers Gill.

Passing groups of fell runners whilst surrounded by the splendour of the Lake District’s scenery, the path gets harder and the weather darker. The cloud comes down and the rain saturates.

At the end of the silence and remoteness of the Corridor Route, the path joins the main drag up the mountain. Looking like an army of ants emerging from the mists, astonishingly, on a day of terrible weather, hundreds of people are still drawn, almost magnetically, to England’s highest spot. In a joyous joint pilgrimage to reach the summit, with the hill walkers seemingly representing almost every corner of Britain’s society, as the rain pours the glee of everyone’s triumph over adversity is clear.

Part of Horatio Clare's Sound Walk journey to the four highest peaks of the four UK nations. Climbing Ben Nevis in Scotland, Slieve Donard in Northern Ireland, Scafell Pike in England and Snowdon in Wales, he sets out on an epic journey up the monolithic titans to take the temperature of this particular moment in time and our relationship with the outdoors.

Approaching the dozing giants, not in an athletic spirit of conquest but in a spirit investigation and curiosity, he arrives at the foot of each of them with no preconceptions, but with an open mind in the hope of climbing to the attic of each country and looking through the skylight to see how they talk to each other and how they talk to us.

Hearing the birds, smelling the fresh air, being shrouded by mist and cloud whilst also soaking up the light, shades and colours, with long periods of carefully recorded atmosphere, interwoven with music and lucid descriptions, this is radio that’s designed to take time to hear.

Music threaded through the programmes include works from a wide variety of genres by composers and performers including Amiina, Olafur Arnalds, JS Bach, Beoga, Gavin Bryars, Anna Clyne, Laurence Crane, Danish String Quartet, Dalla, Alex Groves, Leos Janacek, John Luther Adams, EJ Moeran, Úna Monaghan, Anne Müller, Nordic Fiddler’s Bloc, Vikingur Olafsson, Morfydd Owen, Puuluup, Penguin Café, Aidan O’Rourke, Richard Strauss, Ralph Vaughan Williams, A Winged Victory for the Sullen and many more.

Books and sources used for research include:

Ben Nevis: Britain's Highest Mountain - Ken Crockett and Simon Richardson

Twenty Years on Ben Nevis - William T Kilgour

The English Lakes: A History - Ian Thompson

Below Scafell - Dudley Hoys

The Pinnacle Club for Women Climbers pinnacleclub.co.uk/journals

On Cambrian and Cumbrian Hills - Henry S Salt

Slieve Donard's Domain - Nicholas Russell

Snowdon: The Story of a Welsh Mountain - Jim Perrin

Portrait of Snowdonia - Cledwyn Hughes

Mountains and Desire - Margaret Grebowicz


MON 17:00 New Generation Artists (m0012rnc)
Winter Showcase: Alexander Gadjiev plays Chopin

New Generation Artists Winter Showcase: Alexander Gadjiev plays Chopin.

Georgia Mann introduces an hour-long sequence of sublime Chopin in a performance given at Snape Maltings just a few days after Alexander Gadjiev won major prizes at the hugely prestigious Chopin Competition in Warsaw. Also from Snape, Johan Dalene plays Arvo Pärt's other-worldly Fratres.

Part: Fratres
Johan Dalene (violin), Charles Owen (piano)

Chopin: Polonaise fantasy in A flat, Op.61
Chopin: Three mazurkas Op. 56
Chopin: Piano Sonata in B flat minor, Op.35
Chopin: Waltz in A flat, Op. 42

Tchaikovsky: Mélodie
Johan Dalene (violin), Charles Owen (piano)

Established two decades ago, Radio 3's New Generation Artists scheme is acknowledged internationally as the foremost programme of its kind. It exists to offer a platform for artists at the beginning of their international careers; each year six musicians join the scheme for two years, during which time they appear at the UK's major music festivals and venues, enjoy dates with the BBC orchestras and have the opportunity to record in the BBC studios. The artists are also encouraged to form artistic partnerships with one another and to explore a wide range of repertoire, not least the work of contemporary, women and diverse composers. The BBC New Generation Artists Scheme is not itself a prize, rather it offers a unique two year platform on which artists can develop their prodigious talents. Not surprisingly, the list of alumni reads like a Who’s Who of the most exciting musicians of the past two decades including pianists Paul Lewis, Pavel Kolesnikov, Benjamin Grosvenor and Beatrice Rana, violinists Alina Ibragimova and Lisa Batiashvili, the Belcea, Jerusalem and Ébène Quartets.


MON 18:15 Words and Music (m0006zrt)
Fly Me to the Moon

On 20 July 1969, humans landed on the moon for the very first time. Or was it in fact the first time? Some say that adventurers and inventors have been making the trip to the moon for centuries. Just ask Edgar Allen Poe, who documented Hans Phall’s journey by hot air balloon. Or listen to Leoš Janáček, with his opera celebrating Mr Brouček, who made it all the way on a drunken dream. Or read Italo Calvino, whose classic character Qfwfq climbs up there to harvest lunar milk.

The German astronomer Johannes Kepler was born on 27 December 1571. 450 years later Words and Music looks at space exploration.

In this edition of Words and Music you can experience the sensation of ascending to the moon and taking a moonwalk, beholding all the wonders lying in wait on the dark side. Your companions for the expedition are today’s readers: Zawe Ashton and Peter Marinker.

Readings:
Orlando Furioso - Ludovico Ariosto
Stoned Moon Drawing - Robert Rauschenberg
Moon Palace - Paul Auster
Night - Etel Adnan
The Unparalleled Adventure Of One Hans Phall - Edgar Allen Poe
I am the moon, and you are the man on me - Claire Askew
A True Story - Lucian of Samosata
The Man In The Moone - Francis Godwin
Thirteen Haiku - Yosa Buson
Lady Chatterley’s Lover - DH Lawrence
There’s a moon inside my body - Kabir
Letter - CS Lewis
Voyage To The Moon - Archibald MacLeish
Various Portents - Alice Oswald
Aniara - Harry Martinson
Moonset - Carl Sandburg
Bad Moon - Claire Askew

Produced by Jack Howson.
A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3.

01 00:01:12 John Barry
Moonraker (Flight Into Space)
Orchestra: City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Nic Raine
Duration 00:03:13

02 00:01:12
Ludovico Ariosto translated by William Stewart Rose - Orlando Furioso
Read by Zawe Ashton
Duration 00:00:28

03 00:04:19
Robert Rauschenberg - Stoned Moon Drawing
Read by Peter Marinker
Duration 00:01:13

04 00:04:54 Igor Stravinsky
The Firebird Suite: The Firebird and her Dance
Orchestra: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Paavo Järvi
Duration 00:00:38

05 00:05:10 Igor Stravinsky
The Firebird Suite: Variation of the Firebird
Orchestra: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Paavo Järvi
Duration 00:01:09

06 00:06:24 Bobby Womack (artist)
Fly Me To The Moon
Performer: Bobby Womack
Duration 00:01:30

07 00:07:55
Paul Auster - Moon Palace
Read by Zawe Ashton
Duration 00:01:35

08 00:09:29 Leos Janáček
The Excursions of Mr Brouček: II. Moon Waltz
Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Ilan Volkov
Duration 00:03:45

09 00:13:15
Etel Adnan - Night
Read by Zawe Ashton
Duration 00:02:02

10 00:15:18 Harold Arlen
Out Of This World
Performer: Ran Blake
Performer: Jeanne Lee
Duration 00:01:42

11 00:17:00
Edgar Allan Poe - The Unparalleled Adventure Of One Hans Phall
Read by Peter Marinker
Duration 00:01:37

12 00:18:36 Eriks Esenvalds
Stars
Ensemble: VOCES8
Conductor: Barnaby Smith
Duration 00:03:46

13 00:22:23
Eudora Welty - One Writer’s Beginnings
Read by author (BBC, 1987)
Duration 00:00:31

14 00:22:52 Rued Langgaard
Music of the Spheres, BVN 128: VII - IX
Performer: Inger Dam-Jensen
Ensemble: Danish National Choir
Orchestra: Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard
Duration 00:01:56

15 00:24:47
Claire Askew - I am the moon, and you are the man on me
Read by Peter Marinker
Duration 00:01:29

16 00:26:17 Ivan Kral (artist)
Perfect Moon
Performer: Ivan Kral
Performer: Patti Smith
Performer: John Cale
Duration 00:01:39

17 00:27:56 Jacques Offenbach
Le voyage dans la lune (version for piano)
Performer: Marco Sollini
Duration 00:05:44

18 00:33:42
Edgar Allan Poe - The Unparalleled Adventure Of One Hans Phall
Read by Zawe Ashton
Duration 00:01:23

19 00:33:50 Hannah Peel
Andromeda M31
Ensemble: Tubular Brass
Conductor: Sandy Smith
Duration 00:01:17

20 00:35:05 Patrick Williams
Back Of The Moon
Performer: Miriam Makeba
Duration 00:01:33

21 00:36:36
Lucian of Samosata translated by A.M. Harmon - A True Story
Read by Peter Marinker
Duration 00:02:14

22 00:38:50 Paul Lincke
Frau Luna: Castles In The Air
Performer: Richard Crooks
Duration 00:00:54

23 00:39:43
Francis Godwin - The Man in the Moone
Read by Peter Marinker
Duration 00:01:36

24 00:41:18
Space Kids CIC, Jessie Lawson (producer)
A Kid’s Best Friend
Duration 00:00:28

25 00:41:47 George Crumb
Night of the Four Moons - based on fragments from Federico García Lorca: I. La luna está muerta, muerta ...
Ensemble: Aeolian Chamber Players
Performer: Jan DeGaetani
Performer: Lewis Kaplan
Performer: Paul Tobias
Performer: Erich Graf
Duration 00:02:28

26 00:44:16
Yosa Buson translated by Cheryl A. Crowley - Thirteen Haiku
Read by Peter Marinker
Duration 00:00:09

27 00:44:17 Okkyung Lee
Dahl​-​Tah​-​Ghi = Moon Gliding
Duration 00:02:43

28 00:44:35
DH Lawrence - Lady Chatterley’s Lover
Read by Zawe Ashton
Duration 00:00:35

29 00:45:17
Kabir translated by Rabindranath Tagore - There’s a moon inside my body
Read by Peter Marinker
Duration 00:00:37

30 00:46:25
CS Lewis - Letter to sister Penelope (21 October 1946)
Read by Zawe Ashton
Duration 00:00:30

31 00:47:00 Super Furry Animals (artist)
Colonise the Moon
Performer: Super Furry Animals
Duration 00:01:10

32 00:48:08
Archibald MacLeish - Voyage To The Moon
Read by Zawe Ashton
Duration 00:01:27

33 00:49:35 Terry Riley
One Earth, One People, One Love (from Sun Rings)
Ensemble: Kronos Quartet
Performer: Sunny Yang
Duration 00:04:05

34 00:53:29 Gil Scott‐Heron (artist)
Whitey On the Moon
Performer: Gil Scott‐Heron
Duration 00:00:55

35 00:54:19 Nick Ryan
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Duration 00:00:14

36 00:54:29 Sun Ra
Walking On The Moon
Orchestra: The Astro Infinity Arkestra
Duration 00:01:05

37 00:55:31
Italo Calvino - The Distance Of The Moon
Read by Peter Marinker
Duration 00:01:37

38 00:57:08 Nigel Clarke
Gagarin: III. Homecoming
Orchestra: University Of St. Thomas Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Conductor: Matthew George
Duration 00:03:34

39 01:00:44
Alice Oswald - Various Portents
Read by Zawe Ashton
Duration 00:01:59

40 01:02:41 Philip Glass
EOB: Spaceship
Ensemble: Philip Glass Ensemble
Director: Michael Riesman
Duration 00:01:28

41 01:03:43
Harry Martinson translated by Stephen Klass and Leif Sjöberg - Aniara
Read by Peter Marinker
Duration 00:00:34

42 01:04:17 This Is the Kit
Moon
Duration 00:02:36

43 01:06:53
Carl Sandburg - Moonset
Read by Peter Marinker
Duration 00:00:35

44 01:07:31
Claire Askew - Bad Moon
Read by Zawe Ashton
Duration 00:01:25

45 01:08:58 Arthur Russell
This Is How We Walk On The Moon
Duration 00:04:41


MON 19:30 Radio 3 in Concert (b09w6ykd)
Sondheim on Sondheim

As a tribute to Stephen Sondheim, who died in November, another chance to hear a review of his words and music recorded at the Royal Festival Hall, London, in March 2018. Keith Lockhart conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra and a host of music theatre stars, featuring some of his best-known songs such as 'Send in the Clowns' and 'Losing my Mind', from some of his greatest shows including Company, Follies, Gypsy and A Little Night Music. The concert includes specially recorded introductions to some of the songs by Stephen Sondheim himself.

Singers: Liz Callaway, Claire Moore, Julian Ovenden, Rebecca Trehearn, Tyrone Huntley, Damian Humbley
BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Keith Lockhart
Director: Bill Deamer.


MON 22:00 Nick Luscombe meets Terry Riley (m0012rnj)
In 2020, composer Terry Riley and broadcaster, soundscape artist and sound and music collector Nick Luscombe went to Japan to work on separate musical projects. Due to Covid, both were marooned there and both have fallen in love with the country.

They meet in Terry’s new home in the mountains of Yamanashi, West of Tokyo, to compare stories about what brought them to Japan, how the past 18 months has been in terms of life and Terry’s creativity, the effect of nature on his work, and why have they both decided to stay longer in the country.

Their encounter provides a glimpse into the mind of the minimalist composer Terry Riley - one of the most revered and engaging composers of the 20th and 21st centuries who celebrated his 86th birthday this year.

Music featured in this programme:

Terry Riley - A Rainbow in Curved Air
Terry Riley - Queen of Black Waters
Terry Riley - Eastern Man
Terry Riley - Across the Lake of the Ancient World
Terry Riley - Performance One - Part Two

A Must Try Softer Production


MON 23:00 Night Tracks (m000xlj4)
Evening Soundscape

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

01 00:00:08 Alessandro Cortini
Cc Pad
Performer: Daniel Avery
Performer: Alessandro Cortini
Duration 00:03:37

02 00:04:46 Frédéric Chopin
2 Nocturnes Op.62 (no.1 in B major)
Performer: Maria João Pires
Duration 00:07:10

03 00:12:42 Franghiz Ali-Zadeh
Fantasie
Performer: Zsófia Boros
Duration 00:08:32

04 00:21:14 Eve Maret
Feminine Intuition
Performer: Eve Maret
Duration 00:04:13

05 00:26:22 Henri Dutilleux
Timbres, espace, mouvement [La nuit etoilee] (Nebuleuse)
Orchestra: Orchestre national de France
Conductor: Mstislav Rostropovich
Duration 00:07:47

06 00:34:09 Hania Rani
Sun
Performer: Hania Rani
Duration 00:05:18

07 00:40:23 3MA
Anfaz
Performer: 3MA
Duration 00:05:25

08 00:45:48 Bart Howard
Fly me to the moon
Ensemble: The Oscar Peterson Trio
Duration 00:04:35

09 00:51:05 Dustin O’Halloran
Sundoor - 196Hz [Short Edit]
Performer: Gyða Valtýsdóttir
Performer: Dustin O’Halloran
Singer: Kira Kira
Duration 00:04:49

10 00:55:54 Claudio Monteverdi
Pur ti miro (L' Incoronazione di Poppea)
Singer: Anna Lucia Richter
Singer: Dimitri Sinkovsky
Ensemble: Ensemble Claudiana
Conductor: Luca Pianca
Duration 00:03:46

11 01:00:34 Andrew Woodhead
Partials I
Performer: Andrew Woodhead
Performer: Sam Wooster
Performer: Charlotte Keeffe
Performer: Sam Andreae
Performer: Lee Griffiths
Performer: Helen Papaioannou
Performer: Alicia Gardener-Trejo
Duration 00:03:57

12 01:04:31 Jon Hopkins
Recovery
Performer: Jon Hopkins
Duration 00:05:23

13 01:10:35 Arvo Pärt
Fratres
Performer: Gidon Kremer
Orchestra: Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
Conductor: Vadim Vasilyevich Sakharov
Duration 00:10:47

14 01:21:22 Cecilia McDowall
The Lord is Good
Singer: Susanna Fairbairn
Singer: Miranda Laurence
Choir: Sospiri
Conductor: Christopher Watson
Duration 00:05:33

15 01:27:36 Lee Alexander
Seven Years
Performer: Kevin Breit
Performer: Brian Blade
Singer: Norah Jones
Duration 00:02:21



TUESDAY 28 DECEMBER 2021

TUE 00:30 Through the Night (m0012rnn)
Schumann's Paradise and the Peri

From Budapest, the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Choir and soloists are conducted by Tamas Vasary in Schumann's Paradise and the Peri. John Shea presents.

12:31 AM
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Paradise and the Peri, op. 50 parts 1 & 2
Eszter Zemlenyl (soprano), Lilla Horti (soprano), Anna Kissjudit (mezzo soprano), Monika Kertesz (mezzo soprano), Gabriella More (mezzo soprano), Daniel Pataki Potyok (tenor), Attila Erdos (baritone), Hungarian Radio Choir, Tamas Vasary (conductor), Zoltan Pad (director), Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

01:27 AM
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Paradise and the Peri, op. 50 Part 3
Eszter Zemlenyl (soprano), Lilla Horti (soprano), Anna Kissjudit (mezzo soprano), Monika Kertesz (mezzo soprano), Gabriella More (mezzo soprano), Daniel Pataki Potyok (tenor), Attila Erdos (baritone), Hungarian Radio Choir, Tamas Vasary (conductor), Zoltan Pad (director), Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

02:09 AM
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Faschingsschwank aus Wien - Phantasiebilder, Op 26
Federico Colli (piano)

02:31 AM
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Symphony no 1 in C minor Op 68
Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Miguel Harth-Bedoya (conductor)

03:13 AM
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Piano Trio in A minor
Grieg Trio

03:40 AM
Nicolaus Bruhns (1665-1697)
Die Zeit meines Abschieds ist vorhanden (cantata)
Greta de Reyghere (soprano), James Bowman (counter tenor), Guy de Mey (tenor), Max van Egmond (bass), Ricercar Consort

03:47 AM
John Foulds (1880-1939)
An Arabian Night (1936-7)
Cynthia Fleming (violin), Katharine Wood (cello), BBC Concert Orchestra, Ronald Corp (conductor)

03:53 AM
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Sonata for arpeggione and piano (D.821) in A minor
Toke Moldrop (cello), Per Salo (piano)

04:03 AM
Leo Delibes (1836-1891)
Bell Song 'Ou va la jeune Hindoue?' from Act 2 of Lakme
Tracy Dahl (soprano), Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Mario Bernardi (conductor)

04:11 AM
Bela Bartok (1881-1945)
Petite suite for piano (Sz.105) arr. from "44 Duos"
Jan Michiels (piano)

04:19 AM
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Keyboard Concerto in F minor, BWV.1056
Angela Hewitt (piano), Norwegian Chamber Orchestra

04:31 AM
Franz Schubert (1797-1828), Anton Webern (orchestrator)
6 Deutsche Tänze, D820
Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra, Justin Brown (conductor)

04:40 AM
Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
Rondo in C for Two Pianos, Op 73
Soos-Haag Piano Duo (piano duo)

04:50 AM
Robert Hacomplaynt (c.1455-1528)
Salve Regina (a 5)
BBC Singers, Stephen Cleobury (conductor)

05:02 AM
Traditional, Darko Petrinjak (arranger)
6 Renaissance Dances
Zagreb Guitar Trio

05:13 AM
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Water Music - suite (HWV 350) in G major
Collegium Aureum

05:24 AM
Mihail Jora (1891-1971)
Sonatine for piano Op 44
Ilinca Dumitrescu (piano)

05:35 AM
Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)
Quintet in B flat major Op.34 for clarinet and strings (J.182)
Lena Jonhall (clarinet), Zetterqvist String Quartet

06:00 AM
Orlande de Lassus (1532-1594)
Dulces Exuviae - motet
Currende, Erik van Nevel (conductor)

06:06 AM
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)
Concerto for flute and strings in D minor (Wq.22)
Michael Martin Kofler (flute), Slovenicum Chamber Orchestra, Uros Lajovic (conductor)


TUE 06:30 Breakfast (m0012rwz)
Tuesday - Petroc's classical commute

Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests.

Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk


TUE 09:00 Essential Classics (m0012rx1)
Tom McKinney

Tom McKinney plays the best in classical music, with familiar favourites, new discoveries and the occasional musical surprise.

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 – Tom's second pick of essential guitar pieces.

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


TUE 12:00 Composer of the Week (m0012rx3)
Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)

Rivalries and Reputation

Donald Macleod sees how the characters Puccini created in La bohème, illustrate the penury of the composer's own student years in Milan.

Giacomo Puccini was a man of the theatre to his fingertips. Born in Lucca in 1858, into a distinguished family of church musicians, Puccini was never destined to follow in his forebears’ footsteps. His fate was sealed when as a teenager he walked 30 miles to hear Verdi’s Aida. He knew immediately that theatre was his calling and from that point on he wrote almost exclusively for the stage.

A perfectionist and often unreasonable taskmaster, Puccini agonised over each of his operas. Beginning with Manon Lescaut, the opera that launched Puccini internationally, this week Donald Macleod follows the off and the on-stage dramas of La bohème, Tosca, Madama Butterfly, La fanciulla del West, Suor Angelica, Gianni Schicchi, Il tabarro and the opera he left incomplete at his death in 1924, his final masterpiece, Turandot. The stories on stage are interleaved with events in his personal life, from an early scandal over his affair with a married woman and some very dodgy skulduggery in his business dealings, to the suicide of one of his servants, a tragedy of such proportion, he was plunged in to a deep depression, haunted by the events for the rest of his life.

In a week celebrating a composer whose music expresses every human emotion, there's a host of landmark recordings, including the voices of Jonas Kaufmann, Angela Gheorghiu, Anna Netrebko and Roberto Alagna, We'll hear Mimì's touching calling card from La bohème, in the classic Victoria de los Angeles version while Renato Scotto pours all of Madama Butterfly's hopes into the heartbreaking Un bel dì. There's the raw pain of Sister Angelica mourning her dead son, and the dark desperation of a jealous husband in Il tabarro. On Wednesday Callas and Gobbi’s anguished, sadistic torture scene in Tosca still has the power to shock us as much as it did on its first night in 1900. It's high stakes and nail-biting tension in La fanciulla del West as Minnie trades the life of her outlaw lover on the outcome of a card game. Joan Sutherland’s icy Princess Turandot, a magnificent pairing with Luciano Pavarotti’s Prince Calaf comes on Friday along with a certain aria made famous by the 1990 world cup, heard here in the hands of another Puccini specialist, Jussi Björling.

The project of finding a new operatic subject to follow the success of "Manon Lescaut" turned in to a scandal when Puccini fell into an argument with another composer over the rights to a book. Was this all a bit of hype engineered by the publishers, or was it a situation of Puccini's own making?

La bohème, Act 1
Mi chiamano Mimì
Victoria de los Angeles, soprano
RCA Victor Orchestra
Thomas Beecham, conductor

La bohème, Act 1
Pensier profondo!
Legna!
Si può
Nicolai Ghiaurov, bass, Colline
Rolando Panerai, baritone, Marcello
Luciano Pavarotti, tenor, Rodolfo
Gianni Maffei, actor, Schaunard
Michel Sénéchal, tenor, Benoit
Berlin Philharmonic
Herbert von Karajan, conductor

Capriccio sinfonico
Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Chailly, conductor

La bohème, Act 3
Donde lieta uscì
Dunque è proprio finita….Addio, dolce svegliare
Anna Netrebko, soprano, Mimì
Roland Villazon, tenor, Rodolfo
Nicole Cabell, mezzo soprano, Musetta
Boaz Daniel, baritone, Marcello
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Bertrand de Billy, conductor

Tosca, Act 1
Mario, Mario .. son qui Tosca
Ora stammi a sentir
Non la sospiri la nostra cassetta
Or lasciarmi al lavoro
Ah quegli occhi….. Quale occhio al mondo
Mia gelosa!
Angela Gheorghiu, soprano, Floria Tosca
Roberto Alagna, tenor, Cavaradossi
Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Garden
Antonio Pappano, director


TUE 13:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (m0012rx5)
Mozart and Stravinsky in Bath

Nicola Heywood Thomas introduces highlights from the Bath Mozartfest 2021, with concerts performed at the iconic Assembly Rooms. The concert begins in both a grand and virtuosic style with Michael Collins and Michael McHale performing Weber’s Grand Duo Concertante. This is followed by Paul Lewis and Steven Osborne side by side at the piano in dance mode, with a March, Waltz and Polka by Stravinsky, in his nationalistic Trois pieces faciles. We return to the classical era as the Belcea Quartet perform Mozart’s experimental String Quartet in F major, K 590, composed for the amateur cello-playing King of Prussia. The programme ends with an encore in another dance performed by Paul Lewis and Steven Osborne - Dvořák’s Slavonic Dance in E minor, Op 72 No 2.

Weber: Grand Duo Concertante, Op 48
Michael Collins, clarinet
Michael McHale, piano

Stravinsky: Trois pieces faciles
Paul Lewis, piano
Steven Osborne, piano

Mozart: String Quartet in F major, K 590
Belcea Quartet

Dvořák: Slavonic Dance in E minor, Op 72 No 2
Paul Lewis, piano
Steven Osborne, piano

Produced by Luke Whitlock


TUE 14:00 Afternoon Concert (m0012rx7)
Dvorak's Seventh Symphony from Prague

Ian Skelly introduces performances from around the world including the Prague Philharmonia who continue this week’s key theme – Dvorak’s symphonies. Plus, there’s music by Joplin, Weiss, Beethoven, Grieg, Biber, Bach and Piazzolla, as his anniversary year comes to an end.

Joplin Overture: Treemonisha
RAI National Symphony Orchestra
John Axelrod (conductor)

Weiss Concerto for 2 lutes in D
ARTIS Guitar Duo

Beethoven Romance No.2 in F for violin & orchestra, Op.50
John Storgards (violin & director)
BBC Philharmonic

Grieg Holberg Suite
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Chloé van Soeterstède

Biber Mystery (Rosary) Sonata No. 10 ('The Crucifixion')
Hiro Kurosaki (violin)
Wolfgang Glüxam (organ)
Pierre Pitzl (viola da gamba)
David Bergmüller (lute)

3pm
Dvorak Symphony No.7 in D minor, Op.
Prague Philharmonia
Emmanuel Villaume (conductor)

JS Bach Partita in A minor, BWV.1013
Dorothee Oberlinger (recorder)

Piazzolla Escualo
Astor Piazzolla Quintet


TUE 16:00 Sound Walk (m0012rx9)
Four Peaks Sound Walk

Snowdon

The final of Horatio Clare’s Christmas Sound Walks up the four great peaks of the United Kingdom takes him to Snowdon – the Snow Hill, or Yr Wyddfa – the tumulus. It’s Britain’s busiest mountain and its second highest, rich in myth and legend. Whilst a train takes tourists to the café on the summit, it’s the Rhydd-Ddu Path Horatio choses to hike.

With plunging drops only feet away Horatio reaches the ridge of Llechog and then Bwlch Main creating the deep and spectacular bowl of Cwm Clogwin. With astonishing views reaching from Anglesey to St David's Head ahead of the summit, it brings to a close a journey up the four totemic mountains of the UK, giving a glimpse into why we chose to challenge ourselves and make these pilgrimages to the highest places.

Part of Horatio Clare's Sound Walk journey to the four highest peaks of the four UK nations. Climbing Ben Nevis in Scotland, Slieve Donard in Northern Ireland, Scafell Pike in England and Snowdon in Wales, he sets out on an epic journey up the monolithic titans to take the temperature of this particular moment in time and our relationship with the outdoors.

Approaching the dozing giants, not in an athletic spirit of conquest but in a spirit investigation and curiosity, he arrives at the foot of each of them with no preconceptions, but with an open mind in the hope of climbing to the attic of each country and looking through the skylight to see how they talk to each other and how they talk to us.

Hearing the birds, smelling the fresh air, being shrouded by mist and cloud whilst also soaking up the light, shades and colours, with long periods of carefully recorded atmosphere, interwoven with music and lucid descriptions, this is radio that’s designed to take time to hear.

Music threaded through the programmes include works from a wide variety of genres by composers and performers including Amiina, Olafur Arnalds, JS Bach, Beoga, Gavin Bryars, Anna Clyne, Laurence Crane, Danish String Quartet, Dalla, Alex Groves, Leos Janacek, John Luther Adams, EJ Moeran, Úna Monaghan, Anne Müller, Nordic Fiddler’s Bloc, Vikingur Olafsson, Morfydd Owen, Puuluup, Penguin Café, Aidan O’Rourke, Richard Strauss, Ralph Vaughan Williams, A Winged Victory for the Sullen and many more.

Books and sources used for research include:

Ben Nevis: Britain's Highest Mountain - Ken Crockett and Simon Richardson

Twenty Years on Ben Nevis - William T Kilgour

The English Lakes: A History - Ian Thompson

Below Scafell - Dudley Hoys

The Pinnacle Club for Women Climbers pinnacleclub.co.uk/journals

On Cambrian and Cumbrian Hills - Henry S Salt

Slieve Donard's Domain - Nicholas Russell

Snowdon: The Story of a Welsh Mountain - Jim Perrin

Portrait of Snowdonia - Cledwyn Hughes

Mountains and Desire - Margaret Grebowicz


TUE 17:00 New Generation Artists (m0012rxc)
Winter Showcase: Quatuor Mona

New Generation Artists Winter Showcase: Georgia Mann introduces the pianist Tom Borrow and the Quatuor Mona, two of the latest musical talents to join Radio 3's young artist scheme. And, in a largely French programme today, 21-year-old violinist Johan Dalene plays Ravel at a concert he gave a few weeks ago at Snape Maltings.

Ravel: Violin Sonata
Johan Dalene (violin), Charles Owen (piano)

Debussy: Préludes - Ondine, Canope and Feux d’artifice
Tom Borrow (piano)

Tailleferre: String Quartet
Quatuor Mona

Haydn: String Quartet in C, Op. 20 no. 2
Quatuor Mona

Rob Luft: Expect the Unexpected
The Rob Luft Quintet with the Amika String Quartet

Established two decades ago, Radio 3's New Generation Artists scheme is acknowledged internationally as the foremost programme of its kind. It exists to offer a platform for artists at the beginning of their international careers; each year six musicians join the scheme for two years, during which time they appear at the UK's major music festivals and venues, enjoy dates with the BBC orchestras and have the opportunity to record in the BBC studios. Not surprisingly, the list of alumni reads like a Who’s Who of the most exciting musicians of the past two decades.


TUE 18:15 Words and Music (m0007k53)
West Country Dreaming

Sarah Parish and John Nettles celebrate the counties of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset.

'And citizens dream of the south and west' writes Hardy in his much-loved poem 'Weathers', and who indeed can resist the lure of the westerning sky? West-country memories and images in this week's programme range from family holidays to romantic medieval legend, and from the warmth of Betjeman's Dawlish to the unfriendly air of Hardy's Egdon Heath. Water is always near, whether beating the Cornish cliffs, flushing the boat of Brutus, son of Aeneas, up the River Dart (local legend says he came that way to found Britain), or flooding the fields of Glastonbury. And the West Country's own local talents are celebrated in poems by Charles Causley and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and the music of The Fishermen's Friends (Cornwall), The Yetties (Dorset), and Bristol bands Spiro and Portishead.

Producer: Lindsay Kemp

John Nettles is a Cornish actor who starred in the TV series Bergerac and Midsomer Murders, and more recently in Poldark as Ray Penvenen.
Sarah Parish was born in Yeovil, Somerset, and her most recent work has included W1A, Bancroft, and Series 3 of Broadchurch.

Readings:
Weathers (excerpt) - Thomas Hardy
The Seasons - Charles Causley
Beeny Cliff - Thomas Hardy
Idylls of the King (excerpt) - Alfred, Lord Tennyson
In Search of England (excerpt) - H.V. Morton
Dart (excerpt) - Alice Oswald
The Return of the Native (excerpt) - Thomas Hardy
Dawlish - John Betjeman
Five on a Treasure Island (excerpt) - Enid Blyton
Lines composed while climbing the left ascent of Brockley Coombe, May 1795 - Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Grassing (excerpt) - Elizabeth-Jane Burnett
Letter - Sylvia Plath
The Land’s End (excerpt) - W.H. Hudson
Grave by the Sea - Charles Causley

01 00:01:14 Gustav Holst
Somerset Rhapsody (excerpt)
Performer: London Symphony Orchestra, Richard Hickox (conductor)
Duration 00:02:17

02 00:01:52
Thomas Hardy
Weathers (excerpt), read by Sarah Parish
Duration 00:00:33

03 00:02:44
Charles Causley
The Seasons, read by John Nettles
Duration 00:00:48

04 00:03:32 Spiro
Prussia Cove
Performer: Spiro
Duration 00:02:33

05 00:05:05 Anne Dudley
Theme from Poldark (excerpt)
Performer: Chamber Orchestra of London, Anne Dudley (conductor)
Duration 00:00:46

06 00:06:33
Thomas Hardy
Beeny Cliff, read by John Nettles
Duration 00:01:19

07 00:07:43 Gerald Finzi
When I set out for Lyonesse
Performer: Benjamin Luxon (baritone), David Willinson (piano)
Duration 00:01:54

08 00:09:48 Anon 12th/13th century
A vous Tristan
Performer: Anne Azéma (soprano), Cheryl Ann Fulton (harp), Jesse Lepkoff (flute) [Boston Camerata, directed by Joel Cohen]
Duration 00:02:50

09 00:11:12
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Idylls of the King (excerpt), read by Sarah Parish
Duration 00:01:57

10 00:15:52 Arnold Bax
Tintagel (excerpt)
Performer: Royal Scottish National Orchestra, David Lloyd-Jones (conductor)
Duration 00:05:08

11 00:18:52
H.V. Morton
In Search of England (excerpt), read by John Nettles
Duration 00:01:34

12 00:20:26 Charles Villiers Stanford
Drake's Drum (Songs of the Sea)
Performer: Gerald Finley (baritone), BBC National Chorus of Wales, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Richard Hickox (conductor)
Duration 00:03:08

13 00:23:38
Alice Oswald
Dart (excerpt), read by Sarah Parish
Duration 00:02:51

14 00:26:30 Malcolm Arnold
Cornish Dance No. 1
Performer: Philharmonia, Bryden Thomson (conductor)
Duration 00:01:42

16 00:29:40 Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons, Adrian Utley
Mysterons
Performer: Portishead
Duration 00:05:04

17 00:33:46 Gustav Holst
Egdon Heath (excerpt)
Performer: BBC Symphony Orchestra, Andrew David (conductor)
Duration 00:05:04

18 00:34:29
Thomas Hardy
Egdon Heath (excerpt), read by Sarah Parish
Duration 00:02:13

19 00:46:25
John Betjeman
Dawlish, read by John Nettles
Duration 00:00:36

20 00:47:03 Vivian Ellis
Coronation Scot
Performer: New London Orchestra, Ronald Corp (conductor)
Duration 00:02:58

21 00:49:58
Enid Blyton
Five on a Treasure Island (excerpt), read by Sarah Parish
Duration 00:01:10

22 00:51:09 Trad.
Lifeboat Girl
Performer: The Fisherman’s Friends
Duration 00:01:48

23 00:52:57
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Lines composed while climbing the left ascent of Brockley Coombe, May 1795, read by John Nettles
Duration 00:01:15

24 00:54:13 Ralph Vaughan Williams
Linden Lea
Performer: The Yetties
Duration 00:02:35

25 00:56:58
Elizabeth-Jane Burnett
Grassing (excerpt), read by Sarah Parish
Duration 00:00:58

26 00:58:04
Sylvia Plath
Letter, read by Sarah Parish
Duration 00:01:22

27 01:00:06
W.H. Hudson
The Land's End (excerpt), read by John Nettles
Duration 00:03:39

28 01:03:04 Dame Ethel Smyth
The Wreckers (Prelude to Act 2 :On the cliffs of Cornwall)
Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic
Conductor: Odaline de la Martinez
Duration 00:07:49

29 01:11:05
Charles Causley
Grave by the Sea, read by John Nettles
Duration 00:01:21


TUE 19:30 BBC Proms (m0012rxg)
Proms at Christmas 2021

Saint-Saens' Organ Symphony and Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto

From the BBC Proms: Another chance to hear Sir Mark Elder conduct the Hallé with pianist Benjamin Grosvenor and organist Anna Lapwood in music by Unsuk Chin,, Beethoven and Saint‐Saëns.

From the Royal Albert Hall. London.
Presented by Martin Handley.

Unsuk Chin: Subito con forza
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 4 in G major (cadenzas: Saint-Saëns)

Interval: From Beethoven to Saint-Saens - Martin Handley in conversation with 19th century music expert Katy Hamilton.

Camille Saint‐Saëns: Symphony No. 3 in C minor, 'Organ'

Benjamin Grosvenor (piano)
Anna Lapwood (organ)
Hallé
Sir Mark Elder (conductor)

‘What I have here accomplished, I will never achieve again.’ So wrote Camille Saint-Saëns of his last – and greatest – symphony, a work full of melody, invention and sonic drama (not to mention a piano duet effect he liked so much he recycled it in The Carnival of the Animals). Just as the mighty ‘Organ’ Symphony rewrote the 19th-century musical rules, so Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 scandalised audiences some 80 years earlier, with its revolutionary opening and tender, slow-movement battle between soloist and orchestra – famously compared to Orpheus taming the Furies. Beethoven is also the inspiration for Unsuk Chin’s volatile Subito con forza, given its UK premiere here by Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé.


TUE 22:00 Laura Mvula's Music Room (m0012rxj)
Singer-songwriter Laura Mvula invites us into her music room to play some of her favourite music that's got her through 2021. We'll hear classical masterpieces from Edward Elgar, William Walton and Samuel Barber, gorgeous gospel from Hezekiah Walker and contemporary jazz from the likes of Theo Crocker and Lucky Daye.


TUE 23:00 Night Tracks (m000xlsw)
Immerse Yourself

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

01 00:00:19 Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
Tides VII
Performer: Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
Duration 00:02:52

02 00:04:13 Nicolò Paganini
Caprice in G minor Op.1 no.6
Performer: Alina Ibragimova
Duration 00:06:58

03 00:11:11 David Darling
In November (187)
Performer: David Darling
Duration 00:04:15

04 00:16:03 Josquin des Prez
Pater noster / Ave Maria
Ensemble: The Hilliard Ensemble
Duration 00:07:28

05 00:23:31 Max Richter
Space 11 [Invisible pages Over]
Performer: Ben Russell
Performer: Yuki Numata Resnick
Performer: Caleb Burhans
Performer: Clarice Jensen
Performer: Brian Snow
Duration 00:04:55

06 00:29:21 Zeena Parkins
Determined
Performer: Zeena Parkins
Duration 00:06:58

07 00:36:19 John Dowland
Fancy P.5
Performer: Paul O’Dette
Duration 00:02:45

08 00:39:54 Brad Mehldau
Embers
Ensemble: Brad Mehldau Trio
Duration 00:07:57

09 00:48:35 Christoph Willibald Gluck
Se Mai Senti Spirati Sul Volto (La Clemenza Di Tito)
Singer: Cecilia Bartoli
Ensemble: Academy for Ancient Music Berlin
Director: Bernhard Forck
Duration 00:11:18

10 01:01:05 Ami Dang
Raiments
Performer: Ami Dang
Duration 00:03:12

11 01:04:18 Aaron Copland
Appalachian Spring (opening)
Orchestra: Aurora Orchestra
Conductor: Nicholas Collon
Duration 00:03:14

12 01:07:32 Johann Sebastian Bach
Keyboard Partita no.2 in C minor BWV.826 (Sarabande)
Performer: Sir András Schiff
Duration 00:03:52

13 01:12:07 Autechre
krYIon
Ensemble: Autechre
Duration 00:05:57

14 01:18:49 Traditional Scottish
Hard is my Fate
Performer: Jordi Savall
Performer: Andrew Lawrence‐King
Duration 00:02:59

15 01:21:47 Traditional Shetland
Unst Boat Song
Music Arranger: Danish String Quartet
Ensemble: Danish String Quartet
Duration 00:04:44

16 01:27:40 Traditional Shetland
Unst Boat Song
Singer: Rowan Rheingans
Singer: Hannah Read
Singer: Eliza Carthy
Singer: Hazel Askew
Singer: Jenn Butterworth
Singer: Karine Polwart
Singer: Mary MacMaster
Singer: Hannah James
Duration 00:02:17



WEDNESDAY 29 DECEMBER 2021

WED 00:30 Through the Night (m0012rxn)
Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra

From the Grimaldi Forum, Monaco, works by de Sabata, Elgar and Saint-Saens. John Shea presents.

12:31 AM
Victor De Sabata (1892-1967)
Juventus
Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, Kazuki Yamada (conductor)

12:49 AM
Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
Sea Pictures, op. 37
Marie-Nicole Lemieux (contralto), Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, Kazuki Yamada (conductor)

01:12 AM
Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
Where Corals Lie
Marie-Nicole Lemieux (contralto), Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, Kazuki Yamada (conductor)

01:16 AM
Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921)
Symphony No. 3 in C minor, op. 78 ('Organ')
Olivier Vernet (organ), Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, Kazuki Yamada (conductor)

01:54 AM
Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
Trio for piano and strings no 4, Op 90 "Dumky"
Trio Lorenz, Primoz Lorenz (piano), Tomaz Lorenz (violin), Matija Lorenz (cello)

02:31 AM
Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
Piano concerto No 1 in E minor, Op 11
Havard Gimse (piano), Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Matthias Foremny (conductor)

03:12 AM
Franz Berwald (1796-1868)
String Quartet in G minor
Orebro String Quartet

03:43 AM
Matteo da Perugia (1380-1410),Millenarium
Andrey soulet
Millenarium, Christophe Desligne (director)

03:50 AM
Kaspar Forster (1616-1673)
Dulcis amor Jesu (KBPJ.16)
Olga Pasiecznik (soprano), Marta Boberska (soprano), Il Tempo Baroque Ensemble

03:59 AM
Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937)
Polish Dances
Jerzy Godziszewski (piano)

04:07 AM
Hans Krasa (1899-1944)
Overture for chamber orchestra
Nieuw Ensemble, Ed Spanjaard (conductor)

04:13 AM
Vagn Holmboe (1909-1996), Walt Whitman (author)
A Song at Sunset, Op 138b
Camerata Chamber Choir, Michael Bojesen (conductor)

04:21 AM
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Concerto in A minor for recorder, two violins and basso continuo, RV 108
Bolette Roed (recorder), Arte dei Suonatori

04:31 AM
Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
Overture - Nabucco
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Alun Francis (conductor)

04:39 AM
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
32 Variations for Piano in C minor (Wo0.80)
Antii Siirala (piano)

04:50 AM
Henryk Gorecki (1933-2010)
Totus tuus Op 60
Jutland Chamber Choir, Mogens Dahl (director)

05:01 AM
Pieter Hellendaal (1721-1799)
Solo (sonata) for cello and continuo Op 5 No 1 in G major (1780)
Jaap ter Linden (cello), Ageet Zweistra (cello), Ton Koopman (harpsichord)

05:09 AM
Stanislaw Moniuszko (1819-1872)
Ballet Music for the Merry Wives of Windsor by Otto Nicolai
Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Lukasz Borowicz (conductor)

05:19 AM
Carl Ludwig Lithander (1773-1843)
Divertimento No.1 for flute and fortepiano
Mikael Helasvuo (flute), Tuija Hakkila (pianoforte)

05:28 AM
Ludvig Norman (1831-1885)
String Sextet in A major (Op.18) (1850)
Stockholm String Sextet (sextet)

05:54 AM
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Trio sonata in G minor Op 2 No 5
Musica Alta Ripa

06:05 AM
John Carmichael (b.1930)
Trumpet Concerto (1972)
Kevin Johnston (trumpet), West Australian Symphony Orchestra, David Measham (conductor)


WED 06:30 Breakfast (m0012rrg)
Wednesday - Petroc's classical alternative

Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests.

Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk


WED 09:00 Essential Classics (m0012rrj)
Tom McKinney

Tom McKinney 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 – another of Tom's top pieces written for his instrument, the guitar.

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


WED 12:00 Composer of the Week (m0012rrl)
Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)

Confusion and Mayhem

Donald Macleod follows the dramas surrounding Tosca and Madama Butterfly, the opera that Puccini believed was his finest creation yet suffered the most negative reception.

Giacomo Puccini was man of the theatre to his fingertips. Born in Lucca in 1858, into a distinguished family of church musicians, Puccini was never destined to follow in his forebears’ footsteps. His fate was sealed when as a teenager he walked 30 miles to hear Verdi’s Aida. He knew immediately that theatre was his calling and from that point on he wrote almost exclusively for the stage.

A perfectionist and an often unreasonable taskmaster, Puccini agonised over each of his operas. Beginning with Manon Lescaut, the opera that launched Puccini internationally, this week Donald Macleod follows the off and the on-stage dramas of La bohème, Tosca, Madama Butterfly, La fanciulla del West, Suor Angelica, Gianni Schicchi, Il tabarro and the opera he left incomplete at his death in 1924, his final masterpiece, Turandot. The stories on stage are interleaved with events in his personal life, from an early scandal over his affair with a married woman and some very dodgy skulduggery in his business dealings, to the suicide of one of his servants, a tragedy of such proportion, he was plunged in to a deep depression, haunted by the events for the rest of his life.

In a week celebrating a composer whose music expresses every human emotion, there's a host of landmark recordings, including the voices of Jonas Kaufmann, Angela Gheorghiu, Anna Netrebko and Roberto Alagna, We'll hear Mimì's touching calling card from La bohème, in the classic Victoria de los Angeles version while Renato Scotto pours all Madama Butterfly's hopes into the heartbreaking Un bel dì. The raw pain of Sister Angelica mourning her dead son, and the dark desperation of a jealous husband in Il tabarro. On Wednesday Callas and Gobbi’s anguished, sadistic torture scene in Tosca still has the power to shock us as much as it did on its first night in 1900. It's high stakes and nail-biting tension in La fanciulla del West as Minnie trades the life of her outlaw lover on the outcome of a card game. Joan Sutherland’s icy Princess Turandot, a magnificent pairing with Luciano Pavarotti’s Prince Calaf comes on Friday along with a certain aria made famous by the 1990 world cup, heard here in the hands of another Puccini specialist, Jussi Björling.

When it came to Tosca, Puccini met with resistance from all sides, including his crack team of librettists and also his publisher. None of them seemed to understand his vision. Worse was to follow with the birth of his beloved Madama Butterfly. What was behind its failure?

Tosca, Act 1 (excerpt)
Ah! Finalmente….
Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Garden
Antonio Pappano, director

Vissi d’arte, Act 2
Leontyne Price, soprano, Tosca
Vienna Philharmonic
Herbert von Karajan, conductor

Tosca, Act 2
Mario Cavaradossi qual testimone…..
Ed or fra noi parliam da buon amici
Sciarrone, che dice il cavarlier
Orsu, Tosca, parlate
Maria Callas, soprano, Tosca
Giuseppe di Stefano, tenor, Mario Cavaradossi
Tito Gobbi, baritone, Baron Scarpia
Angelo Mercuriali,tenor, Spoleta
Dario Caselli, bass, Sciarrone
Milan La Scala Orchestra
Victor de Sabata, conductor

Tosca, Act 3
E lucevan le stelle
Ah Franchigia a Floria Tosca
Il tuo sangue o il mio amore volea
O dolci mani mansuete e puré
Senti l’ora è vicina
Amaro sol per te m’era il morire
Angela Gheorghiu, soprano, Tosca
Roberto Alagna
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Antonio Pappano, director

Madama Butterfly, Act 1
Dovunque al mondo
America for ever
Ier l'altro il Consolato
Ecco. Son giunte al sommo del pendio
Gran ventura
Robert Kerns, baritone, Sharpless
Michel Sénéchal, tenor, Goro
Luciano Pavarotti, tenor, Pinkerton
Mirella Freni, soprano, Cio-cio San, Madam Butterfly
Vienna Philharmonic
Herbert von Karajan, conductor

Madama Butterfly, Act 1
Viene la sera
Vogliatemi bene
Mirella Freni, soprano, Butterfly
Luciano Pavarotti, tenor, Pinkerton
Vienna Philharmonic
Herbert von Karajan, conductor


WED 13:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (m0012rrn)
Fauré and Shostakovich in Bath

Nicola Heywood Thomas introduces highlights from the Bath Mozartfest 2021, with concerts recorded at the iconic Assembly Rooms. A spirited and dizzying dance begins the concert, as Adam Walker, Michael Collins and Michael McHale join forces Saint-Saëns's Tarentelle in A minor. A set of pictorial short pieces then follows, as the pianists Paul Lewis and Steven Osborne sit side-by-side to perform music by Fauré - his Dolly Suite. It’s a work that was composed for the young daughter of the singer Emma Bardac. Leaving the world of French classical music and the theme of youth, the concert concludes with a Russian work written late in the life of Shostakovich, as he’d suffered greatly with his health and was diagnosed with lung cancer. The Belcea Quartet perform his String Quartet in F sharp major, No 14 Op 142.

Saint-Saëns: Tarentelle in A minor, Op 6
Adam Walker, flute
Michael Collins, clarinet
Michael McHale, piano

Fauré: Dolly Suite, Op 56
Paul Lewis, piano
Steven Osborne, piano

Shostakovich: String Quartet in F sharp major, No 14 Op 142
Belcea Quartet

Produced by Luke Whitlock


WED 14:00 Afternoon Concert (m0012rrq)
Jess Gillam plays Barbara Thompson's Saxophone Concerto

Ian Skelly introduces performances from around the world including Jess Gillam playing Barbara Thompson's Saxophone Concerto in Hanover and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra with Britten’s Nocturne. Plus, there’s music by Hans Rott, Georg Muffat, Heinrich Biber and Haydn.

Hans Rott – Overture: Julius Caesar
ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra
Marin Alsop (conductor)

Muffat - Concerto Grosso No 8 in F “Coronatio Augusta”
Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Lionel Meunier (conductor)

Barbara Thompson - Concerto for saxophone and orchestra
Jess Gillam (saxophone)
NDR Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
Joshua Weilerstein (conductor)

Biber - Mystery (Rosary) Sonata No.16 “Passacaglia”
Hiro Kurosaki (violin)

Haydn - Symphony No.6 "Le Matin"
Ulster Orchestra
David Brophy (conductor)

Britten - Nocturne
Joshua Ellicott (tenor)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Peter Whelan (conductor)


WED 16:00 Choral Evensong (m0012rrs)
Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick

From the Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick.

Introit: Gaudete! (Trad., arr. Luke Fitzgerald)
Responses: Rose
Office hymn: Of the Father’s heart begotten (Divinum Mysterium, arr.Willcocks)
Psalms 131, 132 (Lloyd, Howells, Edwards)
First Lesson: Isaiah 57 vv.15-21
Magnificat octavi toni (Bevan)
Second Lesson: John 1 vv.1-18
Nunc dimittis (Holst)
Anthem: A babe is born (Mathias)
Hymn: O come, all ye faithful (Adeste fideles)
Voluntary: Fantaisie No 1 in E flat major (Saint-Saëns)

Oliver Hancock (Director of Music)
Mark Swinton (Assistant Director of Music)

Recorded 21 September 2021.


WED 17:00 New Generation Artists (m0012rrv)
Winter Showcase: James Newby and the Mithras Trio

New Generation Artists Winter Showcase: the Mithras Trio, the mezzo-soprano Helen Charlston and the collaborative pianist Kunal Lahiry make their debuts at the BBC Studios in music by Schubert, Brahms and Clara Schumann. And James Newby, who leaves Radio 3's young artist scheme at the end of the year, bids farewell with a memorable performance of Robert Schumann's romantic Dichterliebe. Plus music from jazz guitarist Rob Luft.
Presented by Georgia Mann.

R. Schumann: Dichterliebe Op. 48 "A Poet's Love"
James Newby (baritone), Joseph Middleton (piano)

Brahms: Piano Trio No. 3 in C minor, Op. 101
Mithras Trio

C. Schumann: Liebst du um Schonheit; Gute Nacht die ich dir sage
Schubert: Am Strome, D.539; Auf dem Wasser zu singen D.774
Helen Charlston (mezzo-soprano), Kunal Lahiry (piano)

Rob Luft: Snow Country
Rob Luft (guitar), Joe Wright (tenor sax), Joe Webb (keyboards), Tom McCredie (bass guitar), Corrie Dick (drums), Amika String Quartet

Established two decades ago, Radio 3's New Generation Artists scheme is acknowledged internationally as the foremost programme of its kind. It exists to offer a platform for artists at the beginning of their international careers; each year six musicians join the scheme for two years, during which time they appear at the UK's major music festivals and venues, enjoy dates with the BBC orchestras and have the opportunity to record in the BBC studios. Not surprisingly, the list of alumni reads like a Who’s Who of the most exciting musicians of the past two decades.


WED 18:15 Words and Music (b0b6nx9x)
The Chessboard

Adjoa Andoh and Henry Goodman read extracts from Han Kang's The White Book, Shakespeare's Othello, Philip Larkin's Sympathy in White Major and the Rubaiyat by Omar Khayyam. Our music ranges from Shostakovich to The Rolling Stones Paint it Black, via the piece by Chopin in G Flat major, Op.10, No.5 which is known as the Black Key etude, and performances by Louis Armstrong and Rokia Traore in a programme that zig zags like a knight, soars like a bishop and plods like a pawn. We take in the subject of race in America, the look of snowfall in Alsace, and the bright white magic of an anchovy shoal glimpsed in the pitch dark and described in Herman Melville's novel about the Great White Whale Moby Dick and our journey from white to black and back starts with the topsy-turvy world of Alice Through the Looking Glass.

Producer: Zahid Warley.

01
Lewis Carroll
From Alice Through the Looking Glass, read by Adjoa Andoh
Duration 00:00:39

02 00:00:44 Dmitry Shostakovich
Fugue No.1 in C Major
Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
Duration 00:02:29

03 00:03:15
Lewis Carroll
From Alice Through the Looking Glass, read by Adjoa Andoh
Duration 00:00:07

04 00:03:22 Frédéric Chopin
Etude in G Flat major, Op.10, No.5 (“Black Key”)
Performer: Vladimir Horowitz
Duration 00:01:32

05 00:04:54
The Bible, King James Version
From Genesis, 1, read by Henry Goodman
Duration 00:00:42

06 00:05:38 Morten Lauridsen
Agnus Dei-Lux Aeterna
Performer: Polyphony with Britten Sinfonia, Stephen Layton (Conductor)
Duration 00:09:29

07 00:15:15
Junichiro Tanizaki
From In Praise of Shadows, read by Adjoa Andoh
Duration 00:02:38

08 00:17:54 Hans Abrahamsen
Canon 4A (minore)
Performer: ensemble recherche
Duration 00:02:34

09 00:20:28
Richard Wilbur
First Snow in Alsace, read by Henry Goodman
Duration 00:01:40

10 00:22:09 Hans Abrahamsen
Canon 4B (maggiore)
Performer: ensemble recherche
Duration 00:02:38

11 00:24:49
Philip Larkin
Sympathy in White Major, read by Adjoa Andoh
Duration 00:01:07

12 00:25:57 Waller/Brooks/Razaf
(What did I do to be so) Black and Blue?
Performer: Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
Duration 00:03:00

13 00:28:58
Ralph Ellison
From the Prologue to Invisible Man, read by Henry Goodman
Duration 00:03:02

14 00:32:02 Gil Scott‐Heron
The Revolution will not be Televised
Performer: Gil Scott‐Heron
Duration 00:03:05

15 00:35:07
Carol Ann Duffy
War Photographer, read by Adjoa Andoh
Duration 00:01:31

16 00:36:40 Michel Legrand
Le Cinema
Performer: Claude Nougaro
Duration 00:02:56

17 00:39:36
Shakespeare
Othello’s soliloquy before he murders Desdemona, read by Adjoa Andoh
Duration 00:01:51

18 00:41:28 Rokia Traoré
M’Bifo
Performer: Rokia Traoré
Duration 00:06:10

19 00:47:40
Han Kang
From The White Book, read by Henry Goodman
Duration 00:01:02

20 00:48:42 William Grant Still
Moderato Assai
Performer: Fort Smith Symphony
Duration 00:07:30

21 00:56:13
Herman Melville
From Moby Dick, the whiteness of the Whale, read by Henry Goodman
Duration 00:04:07

22 01:00:21 Jagger/Richard
Paint it Black
Performer: The Rolling Stones
Duration 00:03:45

23 01:04:06
Ted Hughes
Crow Falls, read by Adjoa Andoh
Duration 00:01:00

24 01:05:07 Trad.
Amazing Grace
Performer: Soweto Gospel Choir
Duration 00:07:54

25 01:13:02
Omar Khayyam
A couple from The Rubaiyat translated by Robert Fitzgerald, read by Adjoa Andoh and Henry Goodman
Duration 00:00:19


WED 19:30 BBC Proms (m0012rry)
Proms at Christmas 2021

Sheku Kanneh-Mason plays Dvořák’s Cello Concerto

Another chance to hear Domingo Hindoyan conduct the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic in music by Grace-Evangeline Mason, Richard Strauss and Dvořák’s Cello Concerto with Sheku Kanneh-Mason at the 2021 BBC Proms.

From the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Ian Skelly

Grace-Evangeline Mason: The Imagined Forest (BBC co-commission with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra: world premiere)
Dvořák: Cello Concerto in B minor

Interval: Pianist David Owen Norris explores musical reworkings through the centuries.

Richard Strauss: Don Juan
Paul Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber

Sheku Kanneh-Mason (cello)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor Domingo Hindoyan

Former BBC Young Musician winner Sheku Kanneh-Mason returns to the Proms as the soloist in Dvořák’s Cello Concerto. A new Proms commission written for the Royal Albert Hall’s 150th anniversary by former BBC Young Composer winner Grace-Evangeline Mason contrasts with two scintillating orchestral showpieces – Hindemith’s jovial reworking of themes by Weber for what was initially intended as a ballet, and Richard Strauss’s colourful take on the Spanish lothario Don Juan. The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra makes its first Proms appearance under its new chief conductor, Domingo Hindoyan.


WED 22:00 Laura Mvula's Music Room (m0012rs0)
Laura Mvula invites us into her music room to play some of her favourite music that's guided her through 2021. Choices include Miles Davis, Nina Simone, Claude Debussy, Francis Poulenc and a beautiful choral track from Coldplay.


WED 23:00 Night Tracks (m000xlzm)
Soundtrack for night

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

01 00:00:19 Brian McBride
Chamber Minuet
Performer: Lauren Chipman
Performer: Jeffrey White
Performer: Brian McBride
Duration 00:02:24

02 00:03:37 Gabriela Montero
Adagio (Improvisation after Bach's Keyboard Concerto in D minor, BWV 974)
Performer: Gabriela Montero
Duration 00:06:14

03 00:09:53 Jorge Cardoso
Milonga
Performer: Miloš Karadaglić
Duration 00:04:43

04 00:15:24 Poppy Ackroyd
Timeless
Performer: Su-a Lee
Performer: Poppy Ackroyd
Performer: Joe Acheson
Duration 00:05:51

05 00:21:17 John Tavener
As One who has Slept
Choir: Polyphony
Conductor: Stephen Layton
Duration 00:03:57

06 00:25:44 Jonny Greenwood
Tree Strings (You Were Never Really Here OST)
Performer: Jonny Greenwood
Orchestra: London Contemporary Orchestra
Duration 00:05:09

07 00:30:52 Ludwig van Beethoven
String Quartet in F major, Op 135: 3rd mvt
Ensemble: Casals Quartet
Duration 00:06:20

08 00:38:09 Cole Porter
At Long Last Love
Performer: Grant Green
Performer: Elvin Jones
Performer: Larry Young
Duration 00:07:19

09 00:46:32 Roger Eno
Rose Quartz
Performer: Brian Eno
Performer: Roger Eno
Duration 00:03:55

10 00:50:28 Henryk Mikołaj Górecki
Symphony no 3 (2nd mvt)
Singer: Dawn Upshaw
Orchestra: London Sinfonietta
Conductor: David Zinman
Duration 00:09:22

11 01:00:49 Anna von Hausswolff
Sacro Bosco
Performer: Anna von Hausswolff
Duration 00:05:18

12 01:06:07 Domenico Scarlatti
Sonata in F sharp major, Kk.318
Performer: Yevgeny Sudbin
Duration 00:06:07

13 01:13:18 Shin Sasakubo
Cielo People (excerpt)
Ensemble: Shin Sasakubo & Friends
Duration 00:09:18

14 01:22:36 Judith Weir
Nuits d'Afrique (for soprano, flute, cello and piano): Le village
Singer: Ailish Tynan
Ensemble: Hebrides Ensemble
Duration 00:03:59

15 01:27:31 Sonny Bono
Bang, Bang
Performer: Billy Strange
Singer: Nancy Sinatra
Duration 00:02:28



THURSDAY 30 DECEMBER 2021

THU 00:30 Through the Night (m0012rs5)
New Brandenburg Philharmonic

Music by Dukas, Milhaud and Poulenc's Organ concerto with soloist Denny Wilke. Presented by John Shea.

12:31 AM
Paul Dukas (1865-1935)
La Peri (fanfare)
New Brandenburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Sebastian Tewinkel (conductor)

12:33 AM
Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
Concerto for Organ, Timpani and Strings in G minor, FP 93
Denny Wilke (organ), New Brandenburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Sebastian Tewinkel (conductor)

12:59 AM
Carl Orff (1895-1982), Friedrich Wanek (arranger)
Carmina Burana (excerpts) arranged for wind
New Brandenburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Sebastian Tewinkel (conductor)

01:12 AM
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV.565
Denny Wilke (organ)

01:21 AM
Darius Milhaud (1892-1974)
Le boeuf sur le toit, Op 58
New Brandenburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Sebastian Tewinkel (conductor)

01:40 AM
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Symphony No 40 in G minor, K 550
Danish Radio Chamber Orchestra, Adam Fischer (conductor)

02:09 AM
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Preludes (excerpts books 1 & 2)
Francesco Piemontesi (piano)

02:31 AM
Dirk Schafer (1873-1931)
Piano Quintet in D flat major, Op.5 (1901)
Orpheus String Quartet, Jacob Bogaart (piano)

03:12 AM
Ernst von Dohnanyi (1877-1960)
Konzertstuck for cello and orchestra in D major (Op.12)
Dmitri Ferschtman (cello), Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Bernhard Klee (conductor)

03:35 AM
Erik Satie (1866-1925)
Je te veux, valse
Kotaro Fukuma (piano)

03:41 AM
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), Unknown (arranger)
Lascia ch'io pianga (Rinaldo)
Louise Pellerin (oboe), Dom Andre Laberge (organ)

03:44 AM
Rudolf Tobias (1873-1918)
Julius Caesar, overture
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Arvo Volmer (conductor)

03:54 AM
Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
Andante con moto for piano trio in C minor
Kungsbacka Trio

04:05 AM
Oskar Lindberg (1887-1955), Johan Ludvig Runeberg (lyricist)
Morgonen (Morning)
Swedish Radio Choir, Eric Ericson Chamber Choir, Maria Wieslander (piano), Gustav Sjokvist (conductor)

04:09 AM
Maria Antonia Walpurgis (1724-1780)
Sinfonia from "Talestri, Regina delle Amazzoni" - Dramma per musica
Batzdorfer Hofkapelle, Tobias Schade (director)

04:15 AM
Giles Farnaby (c. 1563 - 1640), Elgar Howarth (arranger)
Fancies, Toyes and Dreams
Brass Consort Koln

04:24 AM
Carl Nielsen (1865-1931)
Overture to Maskarade (FS.39)
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Leif Segerstam (conductor)

04:31 AM
Alexander Borodin (1833-1887)
Notturno (Andante) - from String Quartet No.2 in D
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Oliver Dohnanyi (conductor)

04:40 AM
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Horn Concerto no 2 in E flat major, K.417
Jacob Slagter (horn), Nieuw Sinfonietta Amsterdam, Lev Markiz (conductor)

04:53 AM
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Impromptu No 2 in E Flat, D899
Rudolf Buchbinder (piano)

04:58 AM
Francesco Durante (1684-1755)
Concerto per quartetto for strings no.1 in F minor
Concerto Koln

05:12 AM
Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
Napoli, FP 40
Antonio Pompa-Baldi (piano)

05:22 AM
Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881), Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (orchestrator)
Dance of the Persian Slaves (Khovanshchina)
RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, Samo Hubad (conductor)

05:29 AM
Zoltan Kodaly (1882 - 1967)
Pange lingua
Chamber Choir of Pecs, Istvan Ella (organ), Aurel Tillai (conductor)

05:42 AM
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Partita No 3 in A minor, BWV 827
Schaghajegh Nosrati (piano)

06:00 AM
Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
Metamorphosen for 23 solo strings (AV.142)
Risor Festival Strings, Christian Tetzlaff (conductor)


THU 06:30 Breakfast (m0012s5k)
Thursday - Hannah's classical mix

Hannah French presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests.

Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk


THU 09:00 Essential Classics (m0012s5m)
Tom McKinney

Tom McKinney 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 – Tom picks another of his essential pieces for the guitar.

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


THU 12:00 Composer of the Week (m0012s5p)
Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)

Troubles at Home

Donald Macleod details the tragic event that created the biggest scandal of Puccini's life, throwing him into despair as he struggled to work on La fanciulla del West.

Giacomo Puccini was a man of the theatre to his fingertips. Born in Lucca in 1858, into a distinguished family of church musicians, Puccini was never destined to follow in his forebears’ footsteps. His fate was sealed when as a teenager he walked 30 miles to hear Verdi’s Aida. He knew immediately that theatre was his calling and from that point on he wrote almost exclusively for the stage.

A perfectionist and often unreasonable taskmaster, Puccini agonised over each of his operas. Beginning with Manon Lescaut, the opera that launched Puccini internationally, this week Donald Macleod follows the off and the on-stage dramas of La bohème, Tosca, Madama Butterfly, La fanciulla del West, Suor Angelica, Gianni Schicchi, Il tabarro and the opera he left incomplete at his death in 1924, his final masterpiece, Turandot. The stories on stage are interleaved with events in his personal life, from an early scandal over his affair with a married woman and some very dodgy skulduggery in his business dealings, to the suicide of one of his servants, a tragedy of such proportion, he was plunged in to a deep depression, haunted by the events for the rest of his life.

In a week celebrating a composer whose music expresses every human emotion, there's a host of landmark recordings, including the voices of Jonas Kaufmann, Angela Gheorghiu, Anna Netrebko and Roberto Alagna, We'll hear Mimì's touching calling card from La bohème, in the classic Victoria de los Angeles version while Renato Scotto pours all Madama Butterfly's hopes into the heartbreaking Un bel dì. The raw pain of Sister Angelica mourning her dead son, and the dark desperation of a jealous husband in Il tabarro. On Wednesday Callas and Gobbi’s anguished, sadistic torture scene in Tosca still has the power to shock us as much as it did on its first night in 1900. It's high stakes and nail-biting tension in La fanciulla del West as Minnie trades the life of her outlaw lover on the outcome of a card game. Joan Sutherland’s icy Princess Turandot, a magnificent pairing with Luciano Pavarotti’s Prince Calaf comes on Friday along with a certain aria made famous by the 1990 world cup, heard here in the hands of another Puccini specialist, Jussi Björling.

After years of enduring her husband's infidelities, Puccini's wife Elvira accused one of the servants of having an affair with him.

Gianni Schicchi
O mio babbino caro
Montserrat Caballé, soprano, Lauretta
London Symphony Orchestra
Charles Mackerras, conductor

Gianni Schicchi, excerpt
.. Zitte, Obbedite!
... Datemi I panni per verstirmi presto!
Tito Gobbi, baritone, Gianni Schicchi
Leo Pudis, bass, Maestro Spinellocchio
Anna di Stasio, Zita, mezzo soprano
Giancarlo Luccardi, bass, Simone
Alfredo Marriotti, bass-baritone, Betto di Signa
Carlo del Bosco, bass, Marco
Ileana Cotrubas, soprano, Lauretta
London Symphony Orchestra
Lorin Maazel, conductor

Il tabarro
Nulla silenzio!
Carlo Guelfi, baritone, Michele
London Symphony Orchestra
Anthony Pappano, conductor

La fanciulla del West, Act 1
Signor Johnson, siete rimasto indietro
Io non son che una povera fanciulla
Quello che tacete
Come voi, Leggermi in cor non so
Oh, non temete, nessuno ardira
Mara Zampieri, soprano, Minnie
Placido Domingo, tenor, Dick Johnson
Sergio Bertocchi, tenor, Nick
Chorus & Orchestra of La Scala Milan
Lorin Maazel, conductor

La fanciulla del West, Act 2
Una partita a poker!
Sherrill Milnes, baritone, Jack Rance
Carol Neblett, soprano, Minnie
Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Garden
Zubin Mehta, conductor

Suor Angelica
Nel silenzio di quei raccoglimenti
Tutto offerto alla Vergine, si, tutto
Senza mamma, o bimbo, tu sei morto!
Cristina Gallardo-Domas, soprano, Sister Angelica
Bernadette Manca di Nissa, soprano, the Aunt Princess
London Symphony Orchestra
Anthony Pappano, conductor


THU 13:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (m0012s5r)
Debussy and Brahms in Bath

Nicola Heywood Thomas introduces highlights from the Bath Mozartfest 2021, with concerts recorded at the iconic Assembly Rooms. This third lunchtime concert of highlights from the festival, begins in a Russian dance mode with two waltzes by Shostakovich, arranged by Levon Atoymyan, and performed by Adam Walker, Michael Collins and Michael McHale. Pianists Paul Lewis and Steven Osborne team up to perform Debussy’s Petite Suite, probably composed at the request from a publisher for an accessible work for skilled amateurs. The programme concludes with a large-scale four-movement String Quartet in C minor by Brahms, performed by the Belcea Quartet. Both the outer movements are vigorous and purposeful, and Brahms struggled with the quartet form, destroying nearly twenty quartet attempts before being content to allow this composition to be performed and published.

Shostakovich: Barrel-Organ Waltz from The Gadfly, Op 97
Shostakovich: Waltz from The Return of Maxim, Op 45
Adam Walker, flute
Michael Collins, clarinet
Michael McHale, piano

Debussy: Petite Suite
Paul Lewis, piano
Steven Osborne, piano

Brahms: String Quartet in C minor, Op 51 No 1
Belcea Quartet

Produced by Luke Whitlock


THU 14:00 Afternoon Concert (m0012s5t)
Ingrid Fliter plays Chopin's First Piano Concerto

Ian Skelly introduces performances from around the world including the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra with Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8, and Ingrid Fliter playing Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with The Ulster Orchestra. Plus, there’s music by Mendelssohn, De Lalande, Debussy and Tchaikovsky.

Mendelssohn - Overture: The Fair Melusina, Op.32
RTVE National Symphony Orchestra
Chloé van Soeterstède (conductor)

Lalande - Te Deum laudamus, S. 32
Vox Luminus
Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Lionel Meunier (conductor)

3pm
Dvorak - Symphony No.8 in G, Op.88
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Manfred Honeck (conductor)

Debussy - Rhapsody for English Horn & Piano
Francois Leleux (cor anglais)
Emmanuel Strosser (piano)

Tchaikovsky - The Storm
Ulster Orchestra
Rebecca Tong (conductor)

Chopin - Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor, Op.11
Ingrid Fliter (piano)
Ulster Orchestra
Jacek Kaspszyk (conductor)


THU 17:00 New Generation Artists (m0012s5w)
Winter Showcase: Konstantin Krimmel, Johan Dalene and the Consone Quartet

New Generation Artists Winter Showcase: the sensational baritone Konstantin Krimmel and the pianist Kunal Lahiry make their debut recording at the BBC studios. Also today, 21-year-old Swedish violinist Johan Dalene plays Beethoven and the period instruments of the Consone Quartet play Schumann.

Presented by Georgia Mann.

Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 8 in G major, Op. 30 No. 3
Johan Dalene (violin), Nicola Eimer (piano)

R. Schumann: Liederkreis Op. 39
Konstantin Krimmel (baritone), Kunal Lahiry (piano)

R. Schumann: String Quartet in A minor, Op 41 No 1
Consone Quartet

Established two decades ago, Radio 3's New Generation Artists scheme is acknowledged internationally as the foremost programme of its kind. It exists to offer a platform for artists at the beginning of their international careers; each year six musicians join the scheme for two years, during which time they appear at the UK's major music festivals and venues, enjoy dates with the BBC orchestras and have the opportunity to record in the BBC studios. Not surprisingly, the list of alumni reads like a Who’s Who of the most exciting musicians of the past two decades.


THU 18:15 Words and Music (m00051d4)
Rivers

The Nile to the Yangtze, the Ouse to the Severn and the Suck: today's Words and Music is a journey along some of the world's greatest rivers. Readers Nicola Coughlan and Raymond Fearon take us from the 'sleek, sinuous, full-bodied animal' of a river in Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows, to the 'waterway leading to the uttermost ends of the earth' in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness. The musical flow includes Gerald Finzi's luscious A Severn Rhapsody, Joni Mitchell's haunting River and Sun Ra's atmospheric evocation of The Nile.

Producer: Georgia Mann Smith.

READINGS:
Kenneth Grahame -The Wind in the Willows
Joseph Conrad - The Heart of Darkness
Alice Oswald - A Sleepwalk on the Severn
Olivia Laing - To the River: A Journey Beneath the Surface
Langston Hughes - The Negro Speaks of Rivers
Michael Longley - The Man of Two Sorrows
Leigh Hunt - A Thought of the Nile
Jane Clarke - The River
Sarah Howe - Yangtze
Wordsworth - Sonnets from The River Duddon: After-Thought

01 Josh MacRae
Messing About on the River
Performer: Max Bygraves
Duration 00:01:00

02
Kenneth Grahame
Extract from The Wind in the Willows, read by Nicola Coughlan
Duration 00:01:00

03
Joseph Conrad
Extract from The Heart of Darkness, read by Raymond Fearon
Duration 00:01:00

04 00:01:00 William Grant Still
Danzas de Panama - suite for strings
Performer: Alexander Neiman
Performer: George Berres
Performer: Louis Kaufman
Duration 00:03:09

05 00:04:09 Gerald Finzi
A Severn rhapsody Op.3
Conductor: Nicholas Collon
Performer: Aurora Orchestra
Duration 00:03:40

06 00:04:09
Alice Oswald
Extract from A Sleepwalk on the Severn, read by Nicola Coughlan
Duration 00:03:40

07 00:07:49 Ravi Shankar
Raga Piloo
Performer: Asok Chakraborty
Performer: Daniel Hope
Performer: Gaurav Mazumdar
Performer: Gilda Sebastian
Duration 00:04:14

08 00:07:49
Olivia Laing
Extract from To the River: A Journey Beneath the Surface, read by Nicola Coughlan
Duration 00:04:14

09 00:12:03 Eriks Esenvalds
Rivers of light for chorus
Performer: Ethan Sperry
Performer: Portland State University Chamber Choir
Duration 00:06:26

10 00:12:03
Langston Hughes
The Negro Speaks of Rivers, read by Raymond Fearon
Duration 00:06:26

11 00:18:29 Marshall Jones
In The Mississippi River
Performer: The SNCC Freedom Singers
Duration 00:03:40

12 00:22:09 Ernest John Moeran
The White mountain, arr. for piano from Irish folk-song
Performer: Una Hunt
Duration 00:02:17

13 00:22:09
Michael Longley
The Man of Two Sorrows, read by Nicola Coughlan
Duration 00:02:17

14 00:24:26 Sun Ra Arkestra (artist)
The Nile
Performer: Sun Ra Arkestra
Duration 00:04:56

15 00:24:26
Leigh Hunt
A Thought of the Nile, read by Raymond Fearon
Duration 00:04:56

16 00:24:26
Jane Clarke
The River, read by Nicola Coughlan
Duration 00:04:56

17 00:29:22 MITCHELL
THE RIVER
Music Arranger: N/A
Performer: Joni Mitchell
Duration 00:04:03

18 00:29:22
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Cologne, read by Raymond Fearon
Duration 00:04:03

19 00:33:25 Richard Wagner
Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine journey, transc. Glenn Gould for piano [from "Gotterdammerung"]
Conductor: Klaus Tennstedt
Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Duration 00:05:29

20 00:33:25
Joseph Conrad
Extract from The Heart of Darkness, read by Raymond Fearon
Duration 00:05:29

21 00:38:54 Pygmies Of The Northern Congo
Bobe Ceremony
Performer: Pygmies of the Northern Congo
Duration 00:01:40

22 00:40:34 Rokia Traoré
Dounia
Performer: Rokia Traoré
Duration 00:05:55

23 00:46:29 Wu Man (artist)
Dengyue jiaohui [Lanterns and moon competing in brilliance]
Performer: Wu Man
Duration 00:05:55

24 00:46:29
Sarah Howe
Yangtze, read by Nicola Coughlan
Duration 00:05:55

25 00:52:24 Franz Schubert
Auf dem Wasser zu singen D.774
Performer: Ian Bostridge
Performer: Julius Drake
Duration 00:03:28

26 00:52:24
Kenneth Grahame
Extract from The Wind in the Willows, read by Nicola Coughlan
Duration 00:03:28

27 00:55:52 Malcolm Arnold
The Padstow lifeboat - march Op.94 for brass band
Conductor: Malcolm Arnold
Performer: Grimethorpe Colliery Band
Duration 00:04:44

28 00:55:52
William Wordsworth
Extract from Sonnets from The River Duddon: After-Thought, read by Raymond Fearon
Duration 00:04:44

29 01:00:36 Robert Schumann
Quartet in E flat major Op.47 for piano and strings
Performer: Pro Arte Piano Quartet
Duration 00:06:50


THU 19:30 BBC Proms (m0012s5z)
Proms at Christmas 2021

Bach’s St Matthew Passion

Another chance to hear Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen and a stellar cast of soloists perform one of the greatest sacred masterworks of the Baroque at the 2021 BBC Proms.

From the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Andrew McGregor

Bach: St Matthew Passion, Part I

c. 20:10
Live Interval: Andrew is joined by Lucy Winkett, the Rector of St James's Church, Piccadilly.

c. 20:35
Bach: St Matthew Passion, Part II

Louise Alder (soprano)
Iestyn Davies (counter-tenor)
Stuart Jackson (Evangelist)
Hugo Hymas (tenor)
Roderick Williams (baritone)
Matthew Rose (Christ)
Choristers of St Paul’s Cathedral Choir
Arcangelo Chorus
Arcangelo
Jonathan Cohen (harpsichord/director)

Bach’s crowning masterpiece, the St Matthew Passion combines moments of extraordinary fragility and tenderness with raw choral power and explosive jubilation, bitter grief with passages of consolation. With double chorus and orchestra, its scope and ambition is vast – a piece made for the Royal Albert Hall. Following on from their gripping account of Handel’s Theodora in 2018, period-instrument ensemble Arcangelo and Director Jonathan Cohen return to the Proms, joined by a glittering line-up of soloists including Roderick Williams and rising star Stuart Jackson.


THU 23:00 The Night Tracks Mix (m000xmk2)
Music for the night

Hannah Peel with a magical sonic journey for late-night listening.

01 00:01:13 The Dead Texan
The Six Million Dollar Sandwich
Performer: The Dead Texan
Duration 00:02:47

02 00:04:05 Trad.
A Long Night on the Misty Moor
Performer: Liz Carroll
Duration 00:03:30

03 00:07:36 Franz Schubert
Nachtstuck (Night piece)
Performer: Joseph Middleton
Singer: Ruby Hughes
Duration 00:05:32

04 00:13:10 Meredith Monk
Night Travel (from Atlas)
Orchestra: Orchestra
Conductor: Wayne Hankin
Duration 00:03:11

05 00:16:23 Jerome Kern
They didn't believe me
Performer: Lucky Thompson
Performer: Hank Jones
Duration 00:05:01

06 00:21:29 Sofia Gubaidulina
Musical Toys: No. 6 Song of the Fisherman
Performer: Mei Yi Foo
Duration 00:01:43

07 00:23:13 Gustav Mahler
Ruckert Lieder: Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen (I am lost to the world)
Music Arranger: Clytus Gottwald
Choir: Norwegian Soloists' Choir
Conductor: Grete Pedersen
Duration 00:06:13


THU 23:30 Unclassified (m00114q4)
Karl Hyde's Listening Chair

Elizabeth Alker surveys the landscape of contemporary ambient recordings, with songs that soothe, spiral, and soar.

In a repeat of a programme first broadcast in October, she invites Karl Hyde, one half of the seminal electronic duo Underworld, into the Listening Chair, for a transportive and surprising selection. Far from the ecstasy of late-night dance floors, Karl’s pick is a haunting piece of choral music made famous by 2001: A Space Odyssey. Elsewhere, Helado Negro’s new album is full of bright, jubilant pop songs that have been smudged around their edges, and the DJ known as Ross From Friends delivers a record of soaring and emotional house music.

Produced by Frank Palmer
A Reduced Listening Production for BBC Radio 3

01 00:00:10 Jacana People (artist)
Era
Performer: Jacana People
Duration 00:04:22

02 00:05:41 Underworld (artist)
Low Between Zebras
Performer: Underworld
Duration 00:02:22

03 00:07:51 Bicep (artist)
Sundial
Performer: Bicep
Duration 00:04:34

04 00:13:30 Hatis Noit (artist)
Anagram c.i.y
Performer: Hatis Noit
Duration 00:03:39

05 00:17:09 Night Gestalt (artist)
Between Two Breaths
Performer: Night Gestalt
Duration 00:05:46

06 00:23:23 Beverly Glenn‐Copeland (artist)
Old (New) Melody (Ana Roxanne Remix)
Performer: Beverly Glenn‐Copeland
Performer: Ana Roxanne
Duration 00:04:52

07 00:28:00 Ross From Friends (artist)
The Daisy
Performer: Ross From Friends
Duration 00:05:32

08 00:34:32 Helado Negro (artist)
Outside the Outside
Performer: Helado Negro
Duration 00:05:08

09 00:39:41 Deep Throat Choir (artist)
Uvas
Performer: Deep Throat Choir
Duration 00:03:21

10 00:44:12 György Ligeti
Lux Aeterna
Choir: Schola Cantorum Stuttgart
Conductor: Clytus Gottwald
Duration 00:05:48

11 00:50:28 Craig Armstrong (artist)
Movement 2: The Edge Of The Sea
Performer: Craig Armstrong
Performer: Calum Martin
Duration 00:02:37

12 00:53:06 Erland Cooper (artist)
Holm Sound
Performer: Erland Cooper
Duration 00:02:55

13 00:56:36 Tstewart (artist)
Buena
Performer: Tstewart
Duration 00:03:23



FRIDAY 31 DECEMBER 2021

FRI 00:30 Through the Night (m0012s63)
Vivaldi and Friends

Bassoonist Sergio Azzolini directs Camerata Bern in a concert of works by Vivaldi and his contemporaries Johann Friedrich Fasch and Johann Anton Reichenauer. Presented by John Shea.

12:31 AM
Johann Anton Reichenauer (1694-1730)
Overture in B flat major for 2 oboes, bassoon and strings
Shai Kribus (oboe), Mirjam Huttner (oboe), Sergio Azzolini (bassoon), Camerata Bern, Sergio Azzolini (director)

12:46 AM
Johann Friedrich Fasch (1688-1758)
Concerto in C minor for 2 oboes, bassoon and strings, FaWV L:c2
Shai Kribus (oboe), Mirjam Huttner (oboe), Sergio Azzolini (bassoon), Camerata Bern, Sergio Azzolini (director)

12:56 AM
Johann Anton Reichenauer (1694-1730)
Bassoon concerto in G minor
Sergio Azzolini (bassoon), Camerata Bern, Sergio Azzolini (director)

01:06 AM
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Concerto for 2 violins, 2 oboes and bassoon in D major, RV 564
Camerata Bern, Sergio Azzolini (bassoon), Sergio Azzolini (director)

01:17 AM
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Rinaldo Alessandrini (arranger)
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
Rinaldo Alessandrini (harpsichord), Concerto Italiano

02:01 AM
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Alles redet jetzt und singet, TWV 20:10
Barbara Schlick (soprano), Stephen Varcoe (bass), Michael Schneider (recorder), Konrad Hunteler (recorder), Hans-Peter Westermann (oboe), Pieter Dhont (oboe), Michael McCraw (bassoon), Das Kleine Konzert, Hermann Max (conductor)

02:31 AM
Ludvig Norman (1831-1885)
String Quartet in C major, Op 42 (1871)
Bernt Lysell (violin), Per Sandklef (violin), Thomas Sundkvist (viola), Mats Rondin (cello)

03:02 AM
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Symphony no 39 in E flat, K 543
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Arvid Engegard (conductor)

03:30 AM
Ana Milosavljevic (b.1982)
Red
Ensemble Metamorphosis

03:36 AM
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Estampes
Lars David Nilsson (piano)

03:51 AM
Francesco Cavalli (1602-1676)
Salve Regina (Hail, Holy Queen)
Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

04:00 AM
Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937), Kazimierz Wilkomirski (arranger)
Variations in B flat minor (Op.3) originally for piano
Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra Katowice, Marek Pijarowski (conductor)

04:14 AM
Carl Friedrich Abel (1723-1787)
Trio for 2 flutes and continuo in G major Op 16 No 4
La Stagione Frankfurt

04:23 AM
Duri Sialm (1891-1961)
La Ventira (Happiness)
Chor da concert grischun, Alvin Muoth (director)

04:31 AM
Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
Prague Waltzes B.99
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Stefan Robl (conductor)

04:39 AM
Aaron Copland (1900-1990), Timothy Kain (arranger)
Hoe Down - from "Rodeo" arr. for 4 guitars
Guitar Trek

04:43 AM
David Diamond (1915-2005)
Rounds for string orchestra
CBC Vancouver Orchestra, Mario Bernardi (conductor)

04:58 AM
Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179)
O clarissima Mater (respond)
Rondellus

05:07 AM
Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
Pohjola's daughter - symphonic fantasia, Op 49
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Paavo Berglund (conductor)

05:21 AM
Anton Rubinstein (1829-1894), Josef Lhevinne (transcriber)
Kamennoi Ostrov (Op 10 no 22)
Josef Lhevinne (piano)

05:29 AM
Jan van Gilse (1881-1944)
Nonet (4 wind and 5 strings) (1916)
Viotta Ensemble

06:03 AM
Robert Johnson (1583-1633), William Shakespeare (author)
"Full fathum five" & "Where the bee sucks, there suck I" (from 'The Tempest')
Paul Agnew (tenor), Christopher Wilson (lute)

06:07 AM
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)
The tale of Tsar Saltan - suite Op 57
Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Vladimir Verbitsky (conductor)


FRI 06:30 Breakfast (m0012sp1)
Friday - Hannah's classical alternative

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

Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk


FRI 09:00 Essential Classics (m0012sp3)
Tom McKinney

Tom McKinney plays the best in classical music, with familiar favourites alongside new discoveries and musical surprises.

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 this week's series of essential guitar pieces.

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


FRI 12:00 Composer of the Week (m0012sp5)
Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)

Unfinished Business

Donald Macleod explores Puccini's genius for creating different sound worlds in Madama Butterfly and Turandot.

Giacomo Puccini was a man of the theatre to his fingertips. Born in Lucca in 1858, into a distinguished family of church musicians, Puccini was never destined to follow in his forebears’ footsteps. His fate was sealed when as a teenager he walked 30 miles to hear Verdi’s Aida. He knew immediately that theatre was his calling and from that point on he wrote almost exclusively for the stage.

A perfectionist and often unreasonable taskmaster, Puccini agonised over each of his operas. Beginning with Manon Lescaut, the opera that launched Puccini internationally, this week Donald Macleod follows the off and the on-stage dramas of La bohème, Tosca, Madama Butterfly, La fanciulla del West, Suor Angelica, Gianni Schicchi, Il tabarro and the opera he left incomplete at his death in 1924, his final masterpiece, Turandot. The stories on stage are interleaved with events in his personal life, from an early scandal over his affair with a married woman and some very dodgy skulduggery in his business dealings, to the suicide of one of his servants, a tragedy of such proportion, he was plunged in to a deep depression, haunted by the events for the rest of his life.

In a week celebrating a composer whose music expresses every human emotion, there's a host of landmark recordings, including the voices of Jonas Kaufmann, Angela Gheorghiu, Anna Netrebko and Roberto Alagna, We'll hear Mimì's touching calling card from La bohème, in the classic Victoria de los Angeles version while Renato Scotto pours all Madama Butterfly's hopes into the heartbreaking Un bel dì. There's the raw pain of Sister Angelica mourning her dead son, and the dark desperation of a jealous husband in Il tabarro. On Wednesday Callas and Gobbi’s anguished, sadistic torture scene in Tosca still has the power to shock us as much as it did on its first night in 1900. It's high stakes and nail-biting tension in La fanciulla del West as Minnie trades the life of her outlaw lover on the outcome of a card game. Joan Sutherland’s icy Princess Turandot, a magnificent pairing with Luciano Pavarotti’s Prince Calaf comes on Friday along with a certain aria made famous by the 1990 world cup, heard here in the hands of another Puccini specialist, Jussi Björling.

As soon as the ink was dry on one project, Puccini would start looking ahead to the next. However, from 1900 onwards he was beset by doubts and anxieties, unable to decide on the subject for his next opera. In the end it was the instruments and melodies of the far east that provided new inspiration.

Turandot
Nessun Dorma
Jussi Björling, tenor
Rome Opera Orchestra
Erich Leinsdorf, conductor
Album: Very best of Jussi Bjorling

Madama Butterfly, Act 2
Un bel dì vedremo
Anna di Stasio, mezzo-soprano, Suzuki
Renata Scotto, soprano, Cio-cio San
Rome Opera House Orchestra
John Barbirolli, conductor

Madama Butterfly, Act 2
Una nave da guerra
Scuoti quella fronda di ciliegio
Or vieni ad adornar
Anna di Stasio, mezzo-soprano, Suzuki
Renata Scotto, soprano, Cio-cio San
Rome Opera House Orchestra
John Barbirolli, conductor

Turandot, Act 1
In Questa Reggia
Ascolta straniera
Gloria o vincitore!
Joan Sutherland, soprano, Princess Turandot
Luciano Pavarotti, tenor, Calaf
Peter Pears, tenor, Emperor
Montserrat Caballe, soprano, Liu
London Philharmonic Orchestra
John Alldis choir
Zubin Mehta, conductor

La bohème, Act 4
Fingevo dormire
Angela Gheorghiu, soprano, Mimi
Roberto Alagna, tenor, Rodolfo
Roberto de Candia, baritone, Schaunard
Elizabetta Scano, mezzo-soprano, Musetta,
Simon Keenlyside, baritone, Marcello
Ildebrando d’Arcangelo, bass, Colline
Orchestra of La Scala, Milan
Riccardo Chailly, conductor

Producer: Johannah Smith


FRI 13:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (m0012sp7)
Poulenc and Ravel in Bath

Nicola Heywood Thomas introduces highlights from the Bath Mozartfest 2021, with concerts recorded at the iconic Assembly Rooms. In this final concert of highlights we begin with the composer Poulenc, in a short three-movement sonata performed side by side by pianists Paul Lewis and Steven Osborne. The programme also includes another piano duet, this time by Ravel who captures a feeling of childhood innocence, in a set of fantasy depictions that make up his Mother Goose Suite. Prior to that, Adam Walker and Michael McHale perform one of the most iconic flute sonatas of all time, Prokofiev’s Sonata in D, Op 94. The programme concludes with music by Szymanoswki composed in 1917 in Warsaw, with the Belcea Quartet performing their encore item, the middle movement from his String Quartet No 1.

Poulenc: Sonata for piano four hands
Paul Lewis, piano
Steven Osborne, piano

Prokofiev: Sonata in D major, Op 94
Adam Walker, flute
Michael McHale, piano

Ravel: Mother Goose Suite
Paul Lewis, piano
Steven Osborne, piano

Szymanowski: String Quartet No 1 in C, Op 37 (Andantino semplice)
Belcea Quartet

Produced by Luke Whitlock


FRI 14:00 Afternoon Concert (m0012sp9)
Dvorak 9 from St Petersburg

Ian Skelly introduces performances from around the world including the St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra Dvorak’s 9th Symphony and Freiburg Baroque with Handel & Caldara. Plus, there’s music by Louise Farrenc, Debussy and Wolf

Louise Farrenc - Overture No.1, Op.23
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Francois Leleux (conductor)

Handel - Zadok the Priest, HWV 258
Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened, HWV 259
The King Shall Rejoice, HWV 260
My Heart is Inditing, HWV 261
Vox Luminus
Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Lionel Meunier (conductor)

Debussy - Prelude á l'après-midi d'un faune
Ulster Orchestra
Jac van Steen (conductor)

3pm
Dvorak - Symphony No.9 in E minor, Op.95 "From the New World"
St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra
Yuri Temirkanov (conductor)

Caldara - Te Deum
Vox Luminus
Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Lionel Meunier (conductor)

Hugo Wolf - Penthesilea
ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra, Vienna
Marin Alsop (conductor)


FRI 16:30 The Listening Service (b08nyr2b)
Endings

Tom Service looks at how pieces of music end, and asks what endings mean. Are they mere framing devices, or can they suggest weightier thoughts of triumph, or conversely, of death? And what of the fading away so prevalent in pop music? From Beethoven's insistent affirmations to Tchaikovsky's bleak despair, from Haydn's witty farewells to Human League's intimations of eternity, the ways that music ends are as various as music itself.


FRI 17:00 New Generation Artists (m0012spc)
Winter Showcase: Elisabeth Brauss and the Mithras Trio

Elisabeth Brauss plays Schumann and the Mithras Trio plays Mozart.

The elegant German pianist is heard in a performance she gave last month of Schumann's Carnival in Vienna. Also today, the Mithras Trio, incoming members of Radio 3's prestigious young artist programme, play a trio by Mozart notable for its flamboyant piano writing, Alessandro Fisher sings of flowers and gardens in songs by Robert and Clara Schumann and soprano Katharina Konradi sings more delectable Schubert.
Presented by Georgia Mann.

Puccini: Crisantemi
Quatuor Mona

C. Schumann: Das Veilchen
R. Schumann: Meine Rose from 6 Gedichte von N. Lenau und Requiem Op. 90
Alessandro Fisher (tenor), Anna Tilbrook (piano)

Mozart: Trio in B flat Major, K. 502
Mithras Trio

R. Schumann: Faschingsschwank aus Wien Op. 26,
Elisabeth Brauss (piano)

Schubert: Romanze for 'Rosamunde' (Chézy), D. 797/3
Schubert: Verklärung (Pope), D. 59
Schubert: Fischerweise (Schlechta), D. 881
Katharina Konradi (soprano) Eric Schneider (piano)

Pianist, Elisabeth Brauss joined Radio 3's prestigious young artist programme in the autumn of 2018 and leaves, officially, at the end of this year. But, as with many of the NGA,s she's forged strong relationships with many orchestras, halls and festivals in the UK and beyond. Amongst these is the Hallé Orchestra with whom she will continue to appear in 2022 as the recipient of the Terence Judd-Hallé Award.
Established two decades ago, Radio 3's New Generation Artists scheme is acknowledged internationally as the foremost programme of its kind. Not surprisingly, the list of alumni reads like a Who’s Who of the most exciting musicians of the past two decades.


FRI 18:15 Words and Music (m000cp1c)
Drink and No Drink

Much drink will be taken over Christmas and New Year. People will enjoy and regret this. Some will look forward ruefully to dry January. Some people never drink. Back in the 1920s, the prospect for Americans was dry forever, because prohibition was introduced. In this Words and Music, Joe Bannister and Sinead MacInnes read works that celebrate booze and reflect too the damage it can do to people and their relationships.

Jack Falstaff praises the virtues of sack. Dorothy Parker delineates the slide from 'just the one' to 'never again'. For Leopold Bloom, in Ulysses (first published in 1922), the lingering flavour of burgundy triggers the memory of a tryst; for Laurie Lee imbibing cider leads to the erotic encounter itself. Mahler and Mozart encourage cheerful drinking and Sussex folk singers Bob and Ron Copper praise good ale. There are two stunning hangovers, in prose from Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis and song, in Loudon Wainwright III's April Fool's Day Morn, as poignant as its protagonist's behaviour is appalling.

Producer: Julian May

READINGS

Psalm 60
Just a Little One - Dorothy Parker
Beowulf - translated by Seamus Heaney
Drinking Alone Under the Moon by Li Bai (Li Po)
Jack Falstaff's paean to sack, Henry IV Part II - William Shakespeare
Cider with Rosie - Laurie Lee
I touch a liquor never brewed - Emily Dickinson
The Long Goodbye - Raymond Chandler
Bridget Jones's Diary - Helen Fielding
The Porter, Macbeth - William Shakespeare
Sloe Gin - Seamus Heaney
Ulysses - James Joyce
Good Morning Midnight - Jean Rhys
John Barleycorn - Jack London
Prohibition - Unknown
Tha an drungair anns an dìg (The drunk is in the ditch) - Iain Crichton Smith translated by Peter Mackay
Lucky Jim - Kingsley Amis
The Beautiful and Damned - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Friend with a Mandolin - Jeremy Hooker

01 00:01:17 Hank Mills and Dick Jennings
Little Ole Wine Drinker Me
Performer: Dean Martin
Duration 00:02:43

02 00:01:19
Psalm 60
Read by Joe Bannister
Duration 00:00:07

03 00:03:52
Dorothy Parker
Just a Little One, read by Sinead MacInnes
Duration 00:00:37

04 00:04:29 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Don Giovanni
Performer: Dietrich Fischer‐Dieskau
Duration 00:01:29

05 00:05:56
Translated by Seamus Heaney
Beowulf, read by Joe Bannister
Duration 00:01:30

06 00:07:28 Cole Porter
Did You Evah
Performer: Bing Crosby
Performer: Frank Sinatra
Duration 00:03:47

07 00:11:16 Jean Sibelius
Symphony no. 6 (Op.104) in D minor, 3rd movement
Performer: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle (conductor)
Duration 00:03:44

08 00:11:50
Li Bai (Li Po)
Drinking Alone Under the Moon, read by Sinead MacInnes
Duration 00:00:53

09 00:15:01
William Shakespeare
Falstaff's Paean to Sack, read by Joe Bannister
Duration 00:02:20

10 00:17:23 Traditional
Good Ale
Performer: Bob & Ron Copper
Duration 00:02:15

11 00:19:40
Dorothy Parker
Just a Little One, read by Sinead MacInnes
Duration 00:00:47

12 00:20:28 Johann Strauss II
Wine, Woman and Song
Performer: Alfred Mitterhofer, Alban Beg Quartet, Alban Berg (Arranger)
Duration 00:02:09

13 00:22:38
Cider
Actuality from cider making recording
Duration 00:00:12

14 00:22:52 Traditional
Lord May
Performer: Dave Swarbrick
Duration 00:02:47

15 00:23:01
Laurie Lee
Cider with Rosie, read by Joe Bannister
Duration 00:02:10

16 00:25:40
Emily Dickinson
I taste a liquor never brewed, read by Sinead MacInnes
Duration 00:00:37

17 00:26:18 Thelonious Monk
Straight No Chaser
Performer: Thelonious Monk
Duration 00:02:57

18 00:26:19
Raymond Chandler
The Long Goodbye, read by Joe Bannister
Duration 00:00:42

19 00:29:26
Dorothy Parker
Just a Little One, read by Sinead MacInnes
Duration 00:00:32

20 00:29:54 Richard Thompson
I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight
Performer: Richard & Linda Thompson
Duration 00:03:07

21 00:30:54
Helen Fielding
BridgetJones's Diary, read by Sinead MacInnes
Duration 00:02:42

22 00:35:34
William Shakespeare
The Porter from Macbeth read by Joe Bannister
Duration 00:01:10

23 00:36:46 Gustav Mahler
Der Trunkene im Frühling (The Drunkard in Spring)
Performer: Stuart Skelton (tenor), San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor)
Duration 00:04:20

24 00:41:04 Manuel De La Roche
Tobaco y Ron
Performer: Rodolfo Y Su Tipica
Duration 00:02:32

25 00:43:37
Seamus Heaney
Sloe Gin, read by Joe Bannister
Duration 00:00:39

26 00:44:16 Dónal Lunny
The Drunken Gauger
Performer: Liam O’Flynn
Duration 00:01:50

27 00:46:05
James Joyce
Ulysses, read by Joe Bannister
Duration 00:02:43

28 00:48:50 Pietro Mascagni
Cavalleria rusticana - Mamma! Mamma, quel vino e generoso
Performer: Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor), Santa Cecilia Orchestra and Chorus, Antonio Pappano (conductor)
Duration 00:03:43

29 00:52:30
Jean Rhys
Good Morning Midnight, read by Sinead MacInnes
Duration 00:01:40

30 00:54:11 Neil Diamond
Red, Red Wine
Performer: Mighty Jamma
Duration 00:01:44

31 00:55:47
Dorothy Parker
Just a Little One, read by Sinead MacInnes
Duration 00:01:02

32 00:56:50
Jack London
John Barleycorn, read by Joe Bannister
Duration 00:02:37

33 00:59:30 Traditional
John Barleycorn
Performer: Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick
Duration 00:03:16

34 01:02:44 Dmitry Shostakovich
Tahiti Trot (Tea for Two)
Performer: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly (conductor)
Duration 00:01:19

35 01:02:52
Prohibition
read by Sinead MacInnes
Duration 00:01:01

36 01:04:51
Iain Crichton Smith, translated by Peter Mackay
Tha an drungair anns an dìg (The drunk is in the ditch), read by Sinead MacInnes
Duration 00:01:29

37 01:05:33
Kingsley Amis
Lucky Jim, read by Joe Bannister
Duration 00:00:55

38 01:06:18 Loudon Wainwright III
April Fool's Day Morn
Performer: Loudon Wainwright III
Duration 00:04:02

39 01:10:20
F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Beautiful and Damned, read by Sinead MacInnes
Duration 00:01:22

40 01:11:42 Anton Karas
Cafe Mozart Waltz
Performer: Anton Karas
Duration 00:02:01

41 01:01:57
Jeremy Hooker
Friend With a Mandolin, read by Joe Bannister
Duration 00:01:22


FRI 19:30 Radio 3 in Concert (m0012spg)
Jacqueline Wilson's Wonderful World with the BBC Symphony Orchestra

Dame Jacqueline Wilson’s books have inspired generations of children for 30 years. The renowned author joins the BBC Symphony Orchestra for a family concert that will carry you into the worlds of some of her favourite characters – the fearless Tracy Beaker, the determined Hetty Feather and many more.

Joining Wilson as special guests are Dani Harmer (Tracy Beaker), Emma Maggie Davies (Jess Beaker), Isabel Clifton (Hetty Feather) and Chloe Lea (Katy Carr). And the BBC Symphony Orchestra is conducted by Mei-Ann Chen in music by composers past and present, not forgetting the iconic Tracy Beaker theme – newly arranged for orchestra!

Recorded at the Barbican Hall, London on 23 October 2021.

Alan Langford: Galop' from A Little French Suite
Igor Stravinsky: Circus Polka
Keisha White: Someday – Theme from The Story of Tracy Beaker (arr Gavin Sutherland)
Mason Bates: ‘Nymphs’ from Anthology of Fantastic Zoology
Julius Fucik: Entrance of the Gladiators
Anna Clyne: Masquerade
Einojuhani Rautavaara:‘Melankolia’ from Cantus Arcticus
Hans Christian Lumbye: Copenhagen Steam Railway Galop

Dame Jacqueline Wilson
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Mei-Ann Chen conductor


FRI 21:00 BBC Proms (m0012spj)
Proms at Christmas 2021

Last Night of the Proms 2021

Another chance to hear tenor Stuart Skelton and accordionist Ksenija Sidorova join the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, BBC Singers and conductor Sakari Oramo for the grand finale at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Presented by Georgia Mann and Petroc Trelawny

Gity Razaz: Mother (BBC commission: world premiere)
Malcolm Arnold: Variations for orchestra on a Theme of Ruth Gipps
Barber: Adagio
Ravel: Tombeau de Couperin – Rigaudon
Franck Angelis: Fantasie on a theme of Piazzolla - Chiquilin de Bachin
Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder – Im Treibhaus
The Mastersingers of Nuremberg – Prize Song (‘Morgenlich leuchtend in rosigem Schein’)

Interval: Georgia and Petroc are joined by Rob Rinder and together they look back at some of the highlights of the last six weeks of thrilling music making at the BBC Proms 2021.

Florence Price: Symphony No.1 – ‘Juba Dance’ (3rd movt)
Piazzolla: Libertango
Anibal Troilo: Sur
Peter Allen: I still call Australia home
Henry Wood: Fantasia on British Sea-Songs
Thomas Arne: Rule, Britannia! (arr. Sargent)
Edward Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major, 'Land of Hope and Glory'
Hubert Parry: Jerusalem (orch. Elgar)
The National Anthem (arr. Britten)
Auld lang syne

Stuart Skelton, tenor
Ksenija Sidorova, accordion
BBC Singers
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo, conductor




LIST OF THIS WEEK'S PROGRAMMES
(Note: the times link back to the details; the pids link to the BBC page, including iPlayer)

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols 13:00 SAT (m0012rd3)

Afternoon Concert 14:00 MON (m0012rn7)

Afternoon Concert 14:00 TUE (m0012rx7)

Afternoon Concert 14:00 WED (m0012rrq)

Afternoon Concert 14:00 THU (m0012s5t)

Afternoon Concert 14:00 FRI (m0012sp9)

BBC Proms 20:00 SUN (m0012q8z)

BBC Proms 21:20 SUN (m0012q91)

BBC Proms 19:30 TUE (m0012rxg)

BBC Proms 19:30 WED (m0012rry)

BBC Proms 19:30 THU (m0012s5z)

BBC Proms 21:00 FRI (m0012spj)

Breakfast 07:00 SAT (m0012rcz)

Breakfast 07:00 SUN (m0012q8f)

Breakfast 06:30 MON (m0012rmz)

Breakfast 06:30 TUE (m0012rwz)

Breakfast 06:30 WED (m0012rrg)

Breakfast 06:30 THU (m0012s5k)

Breakfast 06:30 FRI (m0012sp1)

Choral Evensong 15:00 SUN (m0001rcf)

Choral Evensong 16:00 WED (m0012rrs)

Christmas Morning Live 09:00 SAT (m0012rd1)

Classical Fix 00:00 MON (m0012q95)

Composer of the Week 12:00 MON (m0012rn3)

Composer of the Week 12:00 TUE (m0012rx3)

Composer of the Week 12:00 WED (m0012rrl)

Composer of the Week 12:00 THU (m0012s5p)

Composer of the Week 12:00 FRI (m0012sp5)

Essential Classics 09:00 MON (m0012rn1)

Essential Classics 09:00 TUE (m0012rx1)

Essential Classics 09:00 WED (m0012rrj)

Essential Classics 09:00 THU (m0012s5m)

Essential Classics 09:00 FRI (m0012sp3)

Free the Music with Pekka Kuusisto 23:00 SUN (m0012q93)

Freeness 00:00 SUN (m000qhjm)

Gameplay with Baby Queen 02:00 SAT (m0012r08)

J to Z 17:00 SAT (m0012rd9)

Jazz Record Requests 17:00 SUN (m0012q8t)

Laura Mvula's Music Room 22:00 TUE (m0012rxj)

Laura Mvula's Music Room 22:00 WED (m0012rs0)

New Generation Artists 17:00 MON (m0012rnc)

New Generation Artists 17:00 TUE (m0012rxc)

New Generation Artists 17:00 WED (m0012rrv)

New Generation Artists 17:00 THU (m0012s5w)

New Generation Artists 17:00 FRI (m0012spc)

New Music Show 22:00 SAT (m0012rdf)

Nick Luscombe meets Terry Riley 22:00 MON (m0012rnj)

Night Tracks 23:00 MON (m000xlj4)

Night Tracks 23:00 TUE (m000xlsw)

Night Tracks 23:00 WED (m000xlzm)

Opera on 3 18:30 SAT (m0012rdc)

Private Passions 12:00 SUN (m0012q8k)

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert 13:00 SUN (m000gd63)

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert 13:00 MON (m000ztrw)

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert 13:00 TUE (m0012rx5)

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert 13:00 WED (m0012rrn)

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert 13:00 THU (m0012s5r)

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert 13:00 FRI (m0012sp7)

Radio 3 in Concert 19:30 MON (b09w6ykd)

Radio 3 in Concert 19:30 FRI (m0012spg)

Sound Walk 16:00 SAT (m0012rd7)

Sound Walk 16:00 SUN (m0012q8q)

Sound Walk 16:00 MON (m0012rn9)

Sound Walk 16:00 TUE (m0012rx9)

Sound of Cinema 15:00 SAT (m0012rd5)

Sunday Feature 19:15 SUN (m0012q8x)

Sunday Morning 09:00 SUN (m0012q8h)

Tearjerker 01:00 SAT (m0012r06)

The Early Music Show 14:00 SUN (m0012q8n)

The Listening Service 16:30 FRI (b08nyr2b)

The Night Tracks Mix 23:00 THU (m000xmk2)

Through the Night 03:00 SAT (m0012r0b)

Through the Night 01:00 SUN (m0012rdh)

Through the Night 00:30 MON (m0012q97)

Through the Night 00:30 TUE (m0012rnn)

Through the Night 00:30 WED (m0012rxn)

Through the Night 00:30 THU (m0012rs5)

Through the Night 00:30 FRI (m0012s63)

Unclassified 23:30 THU (m00114q4)

Words and Music 18:00 SUN (m000tw5s)

Words and Music 18:15 MON (m0006zrt)

Words and Music 18:15 TUE (m0007k53)

Words and Music 18:15 WED (b0b6nx9x)

Words and Music 18:15 THU (m00051d4)

Words and Music 18:15 FRI (m000cp1c)