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SATURDAY 23 JULY 2022

SAT 01:00 Piano Flow (m000vzby)
Lianne La Havas

Vol 4: Uplifting piano pieces to brighten your day

Drift away with a weekly dose of the world’s most soothing piano music, including Stevie Wonder, Alice Smith, Schubert and more.

01 00:00:39 Edward MacDowell
Woodland Sketches, Opus 51 - No 1: To A Wild Rose
Performer: Dame Moura Lympany
Duration 00:01:30

02 00:02:09 Justin Hurwitz (artist)
Mia & Sebastian's Theme (La La Land Original Motion Picture Score)
Performer: Justin Hurwitz
Duration 00:01:54

03 00:03:44 The Gene Harris Quartet (artist)
Black and Blue
Performer: The Gene Harris Quartet
Duration 00:06:27

04 00:10:56 Stevie Wonder (artist)
He's Misstra Know-It-All
Performer: Stevie Wonder
Duration 00:05:32

05 00:15:44 Gabriel Fauré
Dolly pour piano à quatre mains, Op. 56: I. Berceuse (Allegro moderato)
Performer: Eric Le Sage
Performer: Alexandre Tharaud
Duration 00:02:19

06 00:18:05 Hania Rani
Esja
Performer: Hania Rani
Duration 00:04:18

07 00:22:27 Alice Smith (artist)
Be Easy
Performer: Alice Smith
Duration 00:03:20

08 00:25:47 Kris Bowers (artist)
When You Are Alone (Bridgerton Soundtrack)
Performer: Kris Bowers
Duration 00:02:44

09 00:28:31 MJ Cole (artist)
Introduction
Performer: MJ Cole
Duration 00:03:13

10 00:32:06 Chick Corea (artist)
Pastime Paradise
Performer: Chick Corea
Duration 00:04:38

11 00:36:47 Martha Davis (artist)
Martha Boogie
Performer: Martha Davis
Duration 00:02:51

12 00:39:36 Jartisto (artist)
I See The Light (Tangled Music from the Motion Picture for Solo Piano)
Performer: Jartisto
Duration 00:04:16

13 00:43:54 Cécile Chaminade
Thème varié for piano, Op 89
Performer: Christian Ihle Hadland
Duration 00:04:27

14 00:48:20 Franz Schubert
Piano Sonata in A Major, D. 959: II. Andantino (Reprise Section A)
Performer: Philippe Guilhon-Herbert
Duration 00:02:04

15 00:50:21 Buena Vista Social Club (artist)
Buena Vista Social Club
Performer: Buena Vista Social Club
Duration 00:05:18

16 00:55:40 Aretha Franklin (artist)
I Say A Little Prayer
Performer: Aretha Franklin
Duration 00:03:30


SAT 02:00 Happy Harmonies with Laufey (m000x7x6)
Let your troubles melt away with these soothing harmonies

A blissful mix of harmonic tracks from First Aid Kit, Simon & Garfunkel, Billie Marten and more.

01 New York Voices (artist)
Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing
Performer: New York Voices
Duration 00:04:10

02 00:04:10 The Crew-Cuts (artist)
Sh-Boom
Performer: The Crew-Cuts
Performer: David Carroll Orchestra
Duration 00:02:45

03 00:06:55 Novo Amor (artist)
Anchor
Performer: Novo Amor
Duration 00:04:05

04 00:11:00 The Mills Brothers (artist)
Nevertheless
Performer: The Mills Brothers
Duration 00:02:43

05 00:13:43 YEBBA (artist)
Evergreen
Performer: YEBBA
Duration 00:03:07

06 00:16:56 Wilhelm Stenhammar
Tre Korvisor: Havde Jeg, O Havde Jeg en Datterson
Performer: Eric Ericson
Duration 00:01:08

07 00:18:03 Wailin' Jennys (artist)
One Voice
Performer: Wailin' Jennys
Duration 00:03:16

08 00:21:19 Plainsong
Ave Maria
Ensemble: Tenebrae
Conductor: Nigel Short
Duration 00:03:42

09 00:25:02 Mokoomba (artist)
Kulindiswe
Performer: Mokoomba
Duration 00:04:19

10 00:29:20 Johann Sebastian Bach
Singet Dem Herrn Ein Neues Lied, BWV 225
Singer: Olle Holmgren
Singer: Ditte Marie Bræin
Singer: Magnhild Korsvik
Singer: Mari Askvik
Singer: Masashi Tsuji
Duration 00:04:17

11 00:33:37 Billie Marten (artist)
Mice
Performer: Billie Marten
Duration 00:03:58

12 00:37:36 Taylor Scott Davis
Music When Soft Voices Die
Performer: Apollo5
Duration 00:02:43

13 00:40:19 Simon & Garfunkel (artist)
Cecilia
Performer: Simon & Garfunkel
Duration 00:02:36

14 00:42:55 William Byrd
Ave Verum Corpus
Choir: Stile Antico
Duration 00:03:55

15 00:46:51 Laufey (artist)
Street By Street
Performer: Laufey
Duration 00:03:41

16 00:50:31 Four Tops (artist)
Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever
Performer: Four Tops
Duration 00:02:45

17 00:53:16 The Del‐Vikings (artist)
Come Go With Me
Performer: The Del‐Vikings
Duration 00:02:35

18 00:55:51 First Aid Kit (artist)
Emmylou
Performer: First Aid Kit
Duration 00:04:14


SAT 03:00 Through the Night (m001953q)
Handel and Bach from the 2021 BBC Proms

Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists in a programme of Handel and Bach from the 2021 BBC Proms. Jonathan Swain presents.

03:01 AM
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Donna che in ciel - cantata for soprano, chorus, strings and continuo
Ann Hallenberg (soprano), Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

03:31 AM
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Cantata no. 4 BWV.4 (Christ lag in Todesbanden)
Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

03:53 AM
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Dixit Dominus - Psalm 110 HWV.232
Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

04:26 AM
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Dixit Dominus - Psalm 110 HWV.232 no.7; De torrente in via bibet
Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

04:31 AM
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Sonata for solo violin No.2 (BWV.1003)
Rachel Podger (violin)

04:53 AM
Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)
L'entretien des Muses (from Pieces de clavessin, Paris 1724)
Bob van Asperen (harpsichord)

05:01 AM
Franz von Suppe (1819-1895)
Overture from Die Leichte Kavallerie (Light cavalry) - operetta
RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, Marko Munih (conductor)

05:09 AM
Hugo Alfvén (1872-1960)
Pictures from the Achipelago, Three Piano Pieces, op 17
Valma Rydström (piano)

05:18 AM
Ludvig Norman (1831-1885), Nicolaus Hermanni (author)
Rosa rorans bonitatem, Op 45
Eva Wedin (mezzo soprano), Swedish Radio Choir, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Gustav Sjökvist (conductor)

05:27 AM
Igor Kuljerić (1938-2006)
Toccata za vibrafon i glasovir
Ivana Bilic (vibraphone), Vanja Kuljerić (piano)

05:34 AM
Petronio Franceschini (1650-1680)
Sonata for 2 trumpets, strings & basso continuo in D major
Yordan Kojuharov (trumpet), Petar Ivanov (trumpet), Teodor Moussev (organ), Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra, Yordan Dafov (conductor)

05:42 AM
Frederick Delius (1862-1934)
The Walk to the Paradise Garden
BBC Concert Orchestra, Barry Wordsworth (conductor)

05:53 AM
Albert Roussel (1869-1937)
Piano Trio in E flat Op 2
Tale Olsson (violin), Johanna Sjunnesson (cello), Mats Jansson (piano)

06:22 AM
Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
Berceuse in D flat major, Op 57
Anastasia Vorotnaya (piano)

06:27 AM
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Symphony No.2 in B flat major (D.125)
Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Staffan Larson (conductor)


SAT 07:00 Breakfast (m0019by7)
Saturday - Martin Handley

Martin Handley sets up your Saturday morning.


SAT 09:00 Record Review (m0019by9)
BBC Proms Composer - Sergei Rachmaninov with Marina Frolova-Walker and Andrew McGregor

9.00am

Rachmaninov: Piano Sonata No 1 & Moments musicaux
Steven Osborne (piano)
Hyperion CDA68365
https://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDA68365

Messiaen: Oiseaux Exotiques, Ravel: Piano Concerto in G Major, Schoenberg: Piano Concerto
Francesco Piemontesi (piano)
Orchestre de La Suisse Romande
Jonathan Nott
Pentatone PTC5186949 (Hybrid SACD)
https://www.pentatonemusic.com/product/schoenberg-messiaen-ravel/

Crepuscolo: Songs by Ottorino Respighi
Timothy Fallon (tenor)
Ammiel Bushakevitz (piano)
BIS BIS2632 (Hybrid SACD)
https://bis.se/performers/fallon-timothy/crepuscolo-songs-by-ottorino-respighi

Emilie Mayer: Symphonies Nos. 6 & 3
Philharmonisches Orchester Bremerhaven
Marc Niemann
Hänssler HC22016
https://haensslerprofil.de/shop/sinfon-musik/emilie-mayer-sinfonien-6-3/

9.30am Proms Composer: Marina Frolova-Walker on Rachmaninov

Marina Frolova-Walker chooses five indispensable recordings of BBC Proms Composer Rachmaninov and explains why you need to hear them.

Sergei Rachmaninov: Complete RCA Recordings – music by Rachmaninov, Mozart, trad., etc.
Sergei Rachmaninov (piano)
Philadelphia Orchestra and others
RCA 88843073922
https://www.prestomusic.com/classical/products/8046680--sergei-rachmaninov-complete-rca-recordings

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 & Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1
Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
Stanislaw Wislocki
DG 4474202

Rachmaninov - Music for Two Pianos
Peter Donohoe (piano)
Martin Roscoe (piano)
Naxos 8557062
https://www.naxos.com/CatalogueDetail/?id=8.557062

Rachmaninov: Vespers & Liturgy of St John of Chrysostom
Olga Borodina (mezzo)
Vladimir Mostovoy (tenor)
St.Petersburg Chamber Choir
Nikolai Korniev
Decca 4752272
https://www.deccaclassics.com/en/catalogue/products/rachmaninov-vespers-op-37-st-petersburg-chamber-choir-10695

Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 27 & The Rock, Op. 7
USSR State Symphony Orchestra
Evgeny Svetlanov
CDK Music CDK0059
https://cdkmusic.com/Rachmaninov%20Symphony%202.htm

10.15am New Releases

Handel: Caio Fabriccio, Hwv A9
Fleur Barron (Pirro: mezzo-soprano)
Morgan Pearse (Caio Fabbricio: bass)
Miriam Allan (Sestia: soprano)
Anna Gorbachyova-Ogilvie (Volusio: soprano)
Hannah Poulsom (Bircenna: mezzo-soprano)
Helen Charlston (Turio: alto)
Jess Dandy (Cinea: mezzo-soprano)
London Early Opera
Bridget Cunningham
Signum SIGCD713 (2 CDs)
https://signumrecords.com/product/gf-handel-caio-fabricio/SIGCD713/

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Live, Vol. 1
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Sir Malcolm Sargent
Somm ARIADNE5016
https://somm-recordings.com/recording/vaughan-williams-live-volume-1/

Berg: String Quartet – Webern: Langsamer Satz – Schoenberg: String Quartet No. 2
Heath Quartet
Carolyn Sampson (soprano)
Signum SIGCD712
https://signumrecords.com/product/berg-string-quartet-no-3-op-3-webern-langsamer-satz-schoenberg-string-quartet-no-2-op-10/SIGCD712/

Nielsen & Sibelius: Violin Concertos
Johan Dalene (violin)
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
John Storgårds
BIS BIS2620 (Hybrid SACD)
https://bis.se/performers/dalene-johan/nielsen-sibelius-violin-concertos

Il Tenore – music by Puccini and Bizet
Freddie De Tommaso (tenor)
Lise Davidsen (soprano)
Natalya Romaniw (soprano)
Aigul Akhmetshina (mezzo)
Philharmonia Orchestra
Paolo Arrivabeni
Decca 4852945
https://www.deccaclassics.com/en/catalogue/products/il-tenore-freddie-de-tommaso-12690

Ostinata: Works For Solo Violin – music by Biber, Prokofiev, Bacewicz, etc.
Charlotte Saluste-Bridoux (violin)
Champs Hill Records CHRCD158
https://www.champshillrecords.co.uk/723/Ostinata---works-for-solo-violin

Olivier Messiaen: Michael Gielen Conducts
Sarah Leonard (soprano)
Orf Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
Michael Gielen
Orfeo C250131
https://www.orfeomusic.de/CatalogueDetail/?id=C250131

11.20am Record of the Week

Liszt: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2, Sonata
Alexander Ullman (piano)
Susan Monks (cello)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Andrew Litton
Rubicon RCD1057
https://rubiconclassics.com/release/liszt-piano-concertos-12-sonata/


SAT 11:45 New Generation Artists (m0019byc)
Summer Showcase (2/8)

Kate Molleson presents the second programme in her eight-part series celebrating the talents of the current members of Radio 3's prestigious young artist programme. Violinist Johan Dalene - who makes his Proms debut on Tuesday - plays Beethoven's 'Spring' Sonata and pianist Tom Borrow plays Shostakovich.

Shostakovich: Prelude and fugue No. 15 in D flat major, Op.87
Tom Borrow (piano)

Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 5 in F major, Op. 24, 'Spring'
Johan Dalene (violin), Nicola Eimer (piano)

Schumann: Kind im Einschlummern and Der Dichter Spricht from Kinderszenen, Op.15
Eric Lu (piano)

Dave O'Higgins: Gyetski
Rob Luft (electric guitar), Dave O'Higgins (saxophone), Misha Mullov-Abbado (jazz bass), Ross Stanley (piano), Billy Pod (drums)

Established over two decades ago, Radio 3's New Generation Artists scheme is internationally acknowledged as the foremost scheme 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, 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 and women composers. In recent years Radio 3's New Generation Artists have appeared at many of the UK's music festivals and concert halls. The BBC New Generation Artists scheme is not itself a prize, rather it offers a unique 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.


SAT 12:30 This Classical Life (m000kwjh)
Jess Gillam with... Lotte Betts-Dean

Jess Gillam meets with London based Australian mezzo-soprano Lotte Betts-Dean for virtual lockdown listening party, in which they are raving to Rachmaninov, marvelling over the voices of Cape Verde’s barefoot diva and Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, whilst also enjoying the other worldly dream pop of Cocteau Twins and Mahler’s humongous ‘Symphony of a Thousand’.

Playlist:
Rachmaninov - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (Nikolai Lugansky, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Sakari Oramo)
Cesária Évora – Sodade
Louis Andriessen - M is for Man, Music, Mozart: Einstein song
Schubert – String Quintet in C Major, D.956; I. Allegro ma non toppo (Alban Berg Quartett, Heinrich Schiff)
Thom Yorke - Suspirium
Tobias Hume (d.1645) - The Earle of Salisbury's Favoret ‘Sweet Musicke’ (Jordi Savall, Hespérion XXI)
Cocteau Twins – Blue Bell Knoll
Mahler – Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat Major – ‘Symphony of a Thousand’ Part 1 (Berlin Philharmonic, Claudio Abbado)

01 00:00:26 Darius Milhaud
Brazileira from Scaramouche suite
Performer: Jess Gillam
Performer: Andee Birkett
Performer: Zeynep Ozsuca-Rattle
Ensemble: Tippett Quartet
Duration 00:02:34

02 00:02:32 Sergey Rachmaninov
Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini (Variation 18)
Performer: Nikolai Lugansky
Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Sakari Oramo
Duration 00:02:48

03 00:05:25 Cesária Évora (artist)
Sodade
Performer: Cesária Évora
Duration 00:03:27

04 00:08:54 Louis Andriessen
M is for Man, Music, Mozart: Einstein song
Orchestra: Orkest de Volharding
Conductor: Jurjen Hempel
Duration 00:03:29

05 00:12:26 Franz Schubert
String Quintet in C Major, D.956; I. Allegro ma non toppo
Performer: Heinrich Schiff
Ensemble: Alban Berg Quartett
Duration 00:02:41

06 00:15:06 Thom Yorke
Suspirium
Performer: Katia Labèque
Performer: Marielle Labèque
Performer: David Chalmin
Performer: Bryce Dessner
Singer: Thom Yorke
Duration 00:03:49

07 00:18:37 Tobias Hume
The Earle of Salisbury's Favoret 'Sweet Musicke'
Director: Jordi Savall
Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI
Duration 00:03:07

08 00:21:47 Cocteau Twins (artist)
Blue Bell Knoll
Performer: Cocteau Twins
Duration 00:03:11

09 00:24:59 Gustav Mahler
Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat Major - 'Symphony of a Thousand' Part 1
Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Duration 00:03:39

10 00:28:43 Percy Grainger
Died for love
Performer: Joseph Havlat
Singer: Lotte Betts-Dean
Duration 00:00:30


SAT 13:00 Inside Music (m0019byf)
Violist Rosalind Ventris with music to stimulate your senses

Violist Rosalind Ventris creates a musical playlist with an intense and colourful character. The viola makes an appearance in the hands of Russian composer Varvara Gaigerova and Rosalind wonders why Gaigerova’s music isn’t better known.

There is also twinkling music for the bassoon, adventurous and transportive sounds by Edward Nesbit, Trio HLK and Thea Musgrave, and lush orchestral melodies from Elgar and Tchaikovsky.

Plus, a hypnotic musical depiction of the migration of an osprey from Senegal to Wales, as conjured up by harpist Catrin Finch and kora player Seckou Keita.

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

A Tandem Production for BBC Radio 3


SAT 15:00 BBC Proms (m0019byh)
2022

Prom 12: CBeebies Prom: Ocean Adventure

Live at the BBC Proms: Kwamé Ryan leads Southbank Sinfonia and familiar faces from CBeebies in a musical ocean adventure for all the family.

Presented by Georgia Mann.

Performers:

Nigel Clarke (from ‘The Baby Club’)
Rory Crawford (from ‘Teeny Tiny Creatures’)
Andy Day (from ‘Andy’s Adventures’)
Chantelle Lindsay (from ‘Teeny Tiny Creatures’)
Maddie Moate (from ‘Do You Know?’)
Puja Panchkoty (from ‘Andy’s Adventures’)
Southbank Sinfonia
Kwamé Ryan, conductor

At the BBC Proms, we believe that music is for all ages – and we know that when it comes to singing, dancing and generally making themselves heard, our youngest audience members are already star performers! Today, join a CBeebies musical ocean adventure for all the family. Take a deep breath and dive underwater in our Royal Albert Hall submarine with its musical crew, the Southbank Sinfonia. JoJo and Gran Gran are onboard with a Gran Gran plan. Andy has his submarine pod at the ready. Become a CBeebies Prommer and search for endangered creatures while collecting sounds and pictures for your very own musical ocean scrapbook.


SAT 16:00 Music Planet (m0019byk)
Le Vent du Nord

Kathryn Tickell with the best new music from around the world, a studio session by Québécois folk legends Le Vent du Nord and blind Japanese koto player Kimio Eto is this week's classic artist.


SAT 17:00 J to Z (m0019bym)
Jazz Kerouac

Jumoké Fashola marks the centenary of jazz poet and 'King of the Beats' Jack Kerouac with a musical journey through his landmark novel On the Road and later works of poetry. From Billie Holiday to Charlie Parker and Lionel Hampton to Slim Gaillard, Kerouac had a magical way of bringing the records, the clubs and the performances he witnessed to life, while incorporating the rhythms, the freedom and the energy of jazz into his writing. Travelling back to the 1950s, Jumoké plays music by the artists who inspired and enthralled him, unearthing some of Kerouac’s own collaborations with jazz musicians as well as tributes from the greats.

Produced by Thomas Rees for Somethin’ Else


SAT 18:30 New Generation Artists (m0019byp)
The Calidore Quartet play Dvorak's 'American' Quartet

The Calidore Quartet plays Dvorak's American Quartet.

The US-based Calidore Quartet, former members of Radio 3's prestigious young artists' programme, play the quartet that Dvorak wrote in 1893 whilst holidaying in Spillville, Iowa. And before that they play a work written especially for them by Caroline Shaw, the youngest recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Music.

Caroline Shaw: First Essay
Calidore Quartet

Dvorak: String Quartet no 12 in F major, op.96 'American'
Calidore Quartet


SAT 19:30 BBC Proms (m0019byr)
2022

Proms at Sage Gateshead: Folk Connections

Live at the BBC Proms from Sage Gateshead: The Royal Northern Sinfonia conducted by Dinis Sousa in symphonies by John Adams and Dvořák and a world premiere by Judith Weir, in collaboration with the community choir Voices of the River’s Edge and the folk ensemble Spell Songs

Presented by Elizabeth Alker, live from the Sage Gateshead.

1930:
John Adams Shaker Loops
Judith Weir Indelible Miraculous, a poem by Julia Darling (world premiere)
Spell Songs Thrift (Dig In, Dig In)
Spell Songs Acorn
Spell Songs Little Astronaut
Spell Songs Moth
Traditional Water of Tyne

2020:
Interval: Elizabeth Alker hears the rehearsal stories of the Voices from the River's Edge Choir. This brand new chorus is made up of 85 young people from across the North East who’ve given up evenings and weekends to sing together. Their grassroots story is a real-life reminder of the ancient link between the classical, contemporary and folk music performed in this concert.

2040:
Dvořák Symphony No. 9 in E minor, ‘From the New World’

Spell Songs
Voices from the River's Edge
Royal Northern Sinfonia
Dini Sousa (conductor)

For John Adams, driving rhythms and clean textures were a path to the musical future, with a surprising link to the idealism of America’s frontier past. Dvořák meant his Ninth Symphony as a salute to his American hosts, and yet every note glows with passionate longing for his home, far away in rural Bohemia. The common thread is folklore, and in this Prom from Sage Gateshead, Dinis Sousa and Royal Northern Sinfonia collaborate with the choir Voices of the River’s Edge and Karine Polwart, Rachel Newton and Jim Molyneux from the folk ensemble Spell Songs. A world premiere from Master of the Queen’s music Judith Weir completes the programme.


SAT 22:00 New Music Show (m0019byt)
Kate Molleson introduces music from the recent Iannis "Xenakis Centenary - Maths and Music" festival in Birmingham, including Xenakis's Jalons, which was composed in 1986 and means signposts or landmarks; and Samantha Fernando's Breathing Forest - a meditation on the inner struggles of a woman and her transformation through the Japanese art of shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing. BCMG is joined by soprano Anna Dennis and conductor Gabriella Teychenné.



SUNDAY 24 JULY 2022

SUN 00:00 Freeness (m0019byw)
Reclamation

Corey Mwamba presents new music that reclaims and reimagines experiences of despair and social injustice.

LA-based musicians Kozue Matsumoto, Patrick Shiroishi and Shoshi Watanabe collaborate on ‘Yellow’. They merge Japanese instruments and styles with avant-garde sensibilities to explore Japanese American identity, and to call attention to anti-Asian racism. The rich wash of the shakuhachi and saxophone, and the resonant textures of the koto, offer a portal to a world of reflection, liberation and solidarity.

London-based multi-instrumentalist Ashley Paul’s latest release glistens with soft vocals and the spacious patter of sparse percussion. Lucid woodwind instruments swirl around minimalist sounds that tease pleasure out of despair.

Elsewhere in the programme, South African saxophonist Linda Sikhakhane offers up a whirlwind of free jazz, as quick-footed piano and bass dance together around transcendent melodies.

Produced by Tej Adeleye
A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3


SUN 01:00 Through the Night (m0019byy)
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.

01:01 AM
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
Six Metamorphoses after Ovid, Op. 49 (excerpts)
Olivier Doise (oboe)

01:07 AM
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Symphony no.49 in F minor, H.I:49, 'La Passione'
Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra, Barbara Hannigan (conductor)

01:34 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)

02:01 AM
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
Concerto in D major for string orchestra 'Basle Concerto'
Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra, Barbara Hannigan (conductor)

02:14 AM
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
String Quartet No. 2 in C major (Op.36)
Yggdrasil String Quartet

02:44 AM
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971), Igor Stravinsky (arranger)
Concerto in E flat 'Dumbarton Oaks' arr. for two pianos
James Anagnoson (piano), Leslie Kinton (piano)

03:01 AM
César Franck (1822-1890)
Piano Quintet in F minor
Jørgen Larsen (piano), Skampa Quartet

03:36 AM
Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
In the South (Alassio) - overture Op.50
BBC Symphony Orchestra, Jiří Bělohlávek (conductor)

03:58 AM
Orlande de Lassus (1532-1594)
S.U.su.P.E.R.per - motet for 4 voices
Currende, Erik van Nevel (conductor)

04:03 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)

04:15 AM
Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924)
Dolly - Suite for piano duet Op.56
Erzsébet Tusa (piano), István Lantos (piano)

04:29 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)

04:37 AM
Ilmari Hannikainen (1892-1955)
Rural Dances, Op 39a
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Petri Sakari (conductor)

04:52 AM
Percy Grainger (1882-1961)
To a Nordic Princess (bridal song) vers. piano
Leslie Howard (piano)

05:01 AM
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Overture from 'Don Giovanni' (K.527)
Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra, Stephen Barlow (conductor)

05:07 AM
Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Reminiscences on Mozart's 'Don Giovanni'
Ferruccio Busoni (piano)

05:21 AM
Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179)
O vis aeternitatis (Responsorium)
Sequentia, Elizabeth Gaver (fiddle), Elisabetta de Mircovich (fiddle)

05:30 AM
Stanisław Moniuszko (1819-1872)
Introduction to Act III & Dances of the Highlanders from 'Halka'
Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Łukasz Borowicz (conductor)

05:37 AM
Robert de Visée (c.1655-1733)
Suite in G major
Étienne Galletier (theorbo), Benjamin Scherer Questa (violin), Elena Andreyev (cello), Angelique Mauillon (harp), Gwennaëlle Alibert (harpsichord), Ground Floor

05:51 AM
Enrique Granados (1867-1916)
Quejas o la maja y el ruisenor (The Maiden and the Nightingale)
Angela Hewitt (piano)

05:57 AM
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Marche Slave, Op 31
RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, Marko Munih (conductor)

06:08 AM
Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
Violin Sonata no 2 in G major, Op 13
Alina Pogostkina (violin), Sveinung Bjelland (piano)

06:30 AM
Pancho Vladigerov (1899-1978)
Scandinavian Suite, Op 13
Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Vladigerov (conductor)


SUN 07:00 Breakfast (m0019c10)
Sunday - Martin Handley

Martin Handley presents Breakfast including a Sounds of the Earth slow radio soundscape.


SUN 09:00 Sunday Morning (m0019c12)
Sarah Walker with an inviting musical mix

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

Today, Sarah evokes the desert heat of a classic cinematic score from Maurice Jarre, finds cool elegance in a Mysliveček string quartet, and reflects on summer birdsong via the pages of a 13th-century manuscript.

She also explores distinctly Italian inflections in a French Baroque sonata, and uncovers gentle textures in a track melding bluegrass, minimalism and Celtic folk.

Plus, nimble woodwind writing from André Bloch to put clarinettists through their paces and a spring in your step.

A Tandem Production for BBC Radio 3


SUN 12:00 Private Passions (m00126v5)
Hayley Mills

In a warm and frank interview, Hayley Mills talks to Michael Berkeley about the joys and difficulties of growing up in Hollywood as a child star and about the music that reminds her of her family.

Hayley Mills was described by Walt Disney as ‘the greatest movie find in 25 years’. After winning a Bafta at the age of just 12 in the British crime thriller Tiger Bay alongside her father, John Mills, she was signed up by Disney for a six-movie deal which included The Parent Trap, In Search of the Castaways and Pollyanna - for which she won an Oscar in 1961.

In a career spanning more than six decades, Hayley Mills has gone on to work all over the world in films, television and on stage, and she has just published a memoir of her early life called Forever Young.

She tells Michael why she was unable to collect her Oscar, and about the agonies her parents suffered trying to decide whether or not she should sign with Disney and the pressures of juggling a double life between Hollywood and a chilly English boarding school.

And she talks frankly about suffering from bulimia as a teenager, the problem of her mother’s drinking, and how her life changed forever at the age of 21, when she had to hand over almost all her childhood earnings to the Inland Revenue.

A proud mother of two sons and grandmother of five, Hayley Mills chooses music by Tchaikovsky, by Mendelssohn and by Bach, which reminds her of her sister, the actor Juliet Mills; of her mother, the screenwriter Mary Hayley Bell; and of her partner, the actor Firdous Bamji.

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

01 00:04:33 Giacomo Puccini
O mio babbino caro (Gianni Schicchi)
Singer: Maria Callas
Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra
Conductor: Tullio Serafin
Duration 00:02:31

02 00:11:25 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Swan Lake (Act 2, no.10: Scene)
Performer: Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra: New York Philharmonic
Duration 00:02:53

03 00:18:43 Felix Mendelssohn
O for the Wings of a Dove (Hear My Prayer)
Singer: Adam Berman
Choir: Eton College Chapel Choir
Conductor: Ralph Allwood
Duration 00:05:25

04 00:28:25 Joaquín Rodrigo
Concierto de Aranjuez (1st mvt)
Performer: Narciso Yepes
Orchestra: Orquesta Sinfónica de Radio Televisión Española
Conductor: Odón Alonso
Duration 00:06:07

05 00:38:13 Edward Elgar
Cello Concerto in E minor, Op.85 (2nd mvt: Allegro molto)
Performer: Jacqueline du Pré
Orchestra: The Philadelphia Orchestra
Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
Duration 00:04:30

06 00:45:50 Felix Mendelssohn
Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64 (2nd mvt: Andante)
Performer: Nigel Kennedy
Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Jeffrey Tate
Duration 00:04:07

07 00:53:33 Johann Sebastian Bach
Air on a G string (Suite no.3 in D major, BWV.1068)
Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Raymond Leppard
Duration 00:05:33


SUN 13:00 BBC Proms (m0019519)
2022

Proms in Belfast

From the BBC Proms: Hebrides Ensemble plays music from three generations of French composers, Ravel, Messiaen and his pupil Xenakis.

Presented by Linton Stephens, from the Waterfront Hall Studio, Belfast.

Xenakis: Allegro molto; Akea
Messiaen: Pièce pour piano et quatuor à cordes
Xenakis: Ittidra
Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte
Xenakis: À r. (Hommage à Ravel)
Messiaen: Louange a l’Immortalité de Jésus (Quartet for the End of Time)

Hebrides Ensemble

Three generations of French composers, and a century-long revolution in the way that we hear the world. ‘The listener must be gripped and – whether or not they like it – drawn into the flight path of the sounds, without special training being necessary,’ said Iannis Xenakis. And from the exquisitely realised miniature worlds of Maurice Ravel, to the sacred ecstasies of Olivier Messiaen and the bold, sonic architecture of his pupil Iannis Xenakis (who would have been 100 this year), these are sounds to ravish the ear and set the synapses sparking. The Hebrides Ensemble is a virtuoso chamber ensemble created specially to play music like this – up close and personal in Belfast’s Waterfront Hall Studio.


SUN 14:00 The Early Music Show (m0019c14)
Heaven's Joy - the World of the Virtuoso Viol

Paolo Pandolfo and Amélie Chemin perform virtuoso viol duets at the York Early Music Festival.

Devotees have always thought of the viol as the perfect instrument, able to sing as expressively as the human voice and play chords like the Orphic lute. And surely the only thing better than one viol is two viols, especially in the hands of virtuosos Paolo Pandolfo and Amélie Chemin. Together they take us on a trip through time and space, finding connections between the late Elizabethan music of eccentric soldier Tobias Hume and the later improvisatory divisions of Christopher Simpson, through subtle French baroque suites by the mysterious Mr de Ste. Colombe and the ‘devilish’ Forqueray, to reach the classical calm of Berlin-based Christoph Schaffrath, via the unmissable music of J.S. Bach.

Presented by Lucie Skeaping

This programme also includes a round-up of the latest news from the early music world, presented by Mark Seow.


SUN 15:00 Choral Evensong (m001952s)
Lambeth Palace

From the Chapel of Lambeth Palace with St Martin’s Voices, led by the Archbishop of Canterbury ahead of the fifteenth Lambeth Conference, with music from across the Anglican Communion.

Introit: Let all the world (Dyson)
Responses: Richard Madden
Psalm 104 (Bevan, Parratt)
First Lesson: Isaiah 26 vv.1-9
Canticles: Sowerby in E minor
Second Lesson: Romans 8 vv.12-27
Anthem: Upon your heart (Eleanor Daley)
Prayer Anthem: The Great Amen (Peter Klatzow)
Hymn: Go forth and tell! (Woodlands)
Voluntary: Variations sur ‘Sine Nomine’ (Denis Bédard)

Andrew Earis (Director of Music)
Phoebe Tak Man Chow (Organist)

Recorded 5 July.


SUN 16:00 Jazz Record Requests (m0019c16)
Your Sunday jazz soundtrack

Alyn Shipton presents jazz records of all styles as requested by you, including an alternative take of Herbie Hancock's hit 'Watermelon Man', a slice of classic Hollywood jazz from Peggy Lee, and a thrilling electronic-jazz fusion from Courtney Pine.

Get in touch: jrr@bbc.co.uk or use #jazzrecordrequests on social.

DISC 1
Artist Herbie Hancock
Title Watermelon Man (alt take)
Composer Hancock
Album Takin’ Off
Label Blue Note
Number RVG edition 0946 3 92757 2 4 Track 7
Duration 6.32
Performers Freddie Hubbard, t; Dexter Gordon, ts; Herbie Hancock, p; Butch Warren, b; Billy Higgins, d. 28 May 1962

DISC 2
Artist Peggy Lee
Title What Can I Say After I Say I’m Sorry
Composer Donaldson / Lyman
Album Pete Kelly’s Blues
Label Columbia
Number CL 690 Track 4
Duration 2.12
Performers Peggy Lee, v; with Warner Bros Orchestra, dir Ray Heindorf, inc: Dick Cathcart, t; Matty Matlock, cl; Eddie Miller, ts; Mo Schneider, tb; Ray Sherman, p; Jud De Naut, b; Nick Fatool, d. 1955

DISC 3
Artist Charlie Byrd
Title Meditation
Composer Antonio Carlos Jobim
Album Sixties Byrd
Label El / Cherry Red
Number 328 Track 3
Duration 3.18
Performers Charlie Byrd, g; Joe Byrd, b; Bill Reichenbach d. 1966

DISC 4
Artist Jelly Roll Morton
Title Dr Jazz
Composer Melrose / Oliver
Album Essential Collection
Label Avid
Number AVC 890 CD 1 Track 11
Duration 3.27
Performers: Morton, p, v; George Mitchell, c; Kid Ory, tb; Omer Simeon, cl; Andrew Hilaire, d; John Lindsay, b; Johnny St. Cyr, bj. 1926

DISC 5
Artist Duke Ellington
Title Skin Deep
Composer Louie Bellson
Album Ellington Uptown
Label Columbia
Number ML 4639 rack 1
Duration 6.50
Performers Duke Ellington, p ldr; Cat Anderson, Clark Terry, Willie Cook, Ray Nance, t; Juan Tizol, Britt Woodman, Quentin Jackson, tb; Hilton Jefferson, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney, Jimmy Hamilton, Russell Procope, reeds; Wendell Marshall, b; Louie Bellson, d. 1951.

DISC 6
Artist Chris Allard / Ross Stanley
Title Fellini’s Waltz
Composer Allard
Album Tortugas
Label Perdido
Number Track 1
Duration 5.32
Performers Chris Allard, g; Ross Stanley, p. 2022

DISC 7
Artist Courtney Pine
Title In The Garden of Eden (Thinking Inside of You)
Composer Stanley Clarke
Album Modern Day Jazz Stories
Label Antilles
Number 314 529 028-2 Track 5
Duration 5.59
Performers Courtney Pine, ss; Mark Whitfield, g; Geri Allen, org; Charnett Moffatt b; Ronnie Burrage, d; Sparki, programming; DJ Pogo, scratches; 1995.

DISC 8
Artist Sonny Rollins
Title St Thomas
Composer trad arr Rollins
Album n/a
Label Prestige
Number 45 107 A/B
Duration 6.47
Performers Sonny Rollins, ts; Tommy Flanagan, p; Doug Watkins, b; Max Roach, d. 1957

DISC 9
Artist Ella Fitzgerald
Title Blue Moon
Composer Rodgers and Hart
Album Jazz at the Philharmonic – Return to Happiness
Label Pablo
Number 2620-117 Disc 3 Track 4
Duration 3.58
Performers Ella Fitzgerald, v; Paul Smith, p; Keter Betts, b; Bobby Durham, d. Tokyo 1983.

DISC 10
Artist Dexter Gordon
Title Cheese Cake
Composer Gordon
Album Montmartre 1964
Label Storyville
Number 1018410 Track 7
Duration 7.35
Performers Dexter Gordon, ts; Tete Montoliu, p; Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, b; Alex Riel, d. July 1964.


SUN 17:00 Words and Music (m0019c18)
Birmingham

Actors Helen George and Kevin McNally read works by writers from Erasmus Darwin to Clare Morrall, Jonathan Coe to Roy Fisher and Benjamin Zephaniah which explore Birmingham's history as the industrial powerhouse and cultural centre in a programme which marks the city hosting the Commonwealth Games. Readings pick out the number 62 bus route, Soho Road and the river running alongside the Soho works powering mills into motion, the Dudley Road and "the beat.. which makes this road complete", the "chocolate girls" who work at Bournville, and the day Queen Victoria came to visit and was greeted by 500,000 people. The music includes recordings by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Ex Cathedra and Laura Mvula.

Readings -
Second City: Birmingham and the Forging of Modern Britain, by Richard Vinen
Astonishing Splashes of Colour, by Clare Morrall
Soho Road Then And Now, by Benjamin Zephaniah - read by the poet
Samuel Langford reviews Gustav Holst conducting five of his The Planets at Birmingham Town Hall, 1920
Moonlight and Gas, by Constance Naden
The Economy of Vegetation, by Erasmus Darwin
Chocolate Girls, by Annie Murray
Arthur and George, by Julian Barnes
Eve's Ransom, by George Gissing
Floozie, by Rachael Nicolas
Birmingham Roller, by Liz Berry - read by the poet
Birmingham River, by Roy Fisher
January, by Charlotte Wetton
Changing Places, by David Lodge
The Rotters' Club, by Jonathan Coe
Turning 30, by Mike Gayle

Producer: Barnaby Gordon

01 00:01:02
Richard Vinen
Second City: Birmingham and the Forging of Modern Britain, read by Kevin McNally
Duration 00:00:31

02 00:01:33 Leos Janáček
Glagolitic Mass (final mvt "Intrada")
Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle
Duration 00:01:41

03 00:03:11
Clare Morrall
Astonishing Splashes of Colour, read by Helen George
Duration 00:01:24

04 00:03:58 Thomas Newman
Birmingham
Conductor: Thomas Newman
Duration 00:02:20

05 00:06:08
Benjamin Zephaniah
Soho Road Then and Now, read by Benjamin Zephaniah
Duration 00:02:25

06 00:08:34
Samuel Langford
Samuel Langford reviews Gustav Holst conducting five of his The Planets at Birmingham Town Hall, read by Kevin McNally
Duration 00:02:25

07 00:10:39 Gustav Holst
Neptune, the Mystic (The Planets)
Orchestra: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
Choir: City of Birmingham Symphony Youth Chorus
Conductor: Edward Gardner
Duration 00:07:48

08 00:18:18
Constance Naden
Moonlight and Gas, read by Helen George
Duration 00:01:29

09 00:19:50 Laura Mvula
Sing to the Moon
Choir: Pembroke College Girls' Choir
Conductor: Anna Lapwood
Duration 00:03:36

10 00:22:18
Richard Vinen
Second City: Birmingham and the Forging of Modern Britain, read by Kevin McNally
Duration 00:00:43

11 00:24:02 John Adams
Tromba Lontana
Performer: Jonathan Holland
Performer: Wesley Warren
Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle
Duration 00:04:07

12 00:27:55
Erasmus Darwin
The Economy of Vegetation, read by Helen George
Duration 00:00:43

13 00:27:55 Tommy Iommi, Ozzy Ozsbourne, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward
Iron Man
Performer: Black Sabbath
Duration 00:01:29

14 00:29:33
Erasmus Darwin
The Economy of Vegetation, read by Kevin McNally
Duration 00:01:55

15 00:31:31 Leonard Bernstein
Wonderful Town (Overture)
Ensemble: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle
Duration 00:05:15

16 00:36:43
Annie Murray
Chocolate Girls, read by Helen George
Duration 00:02:00

17 00:38:42 Rachel Portman
Taste of Chocolate
Conductor: Rachel Portman
Duration 00:01:41

18 00:40:16
Richard Vinen
Second City: Birmingham and the Forging of Modern Britain, read by Kevin McNally
Duration 00:01:52

19 00:42:09 Edward Elgar
The Dream of Gerontius (Rouse Thee, My Fainting Soul)
Singer: John Mitchinson
Choir: CBSO Chorus
Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle
Duration 00:03:51

20 00:45:55 Edward Elgar
The Dream of Gerontius (Pt 2. Andantino)
Choir: CBSO Chorus
Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle
Duration 00:01:43

21 00:45:58
Julian Barnes
Arthur and George, read by Helen George
Duration 00:00:49

22 00:47:38
George Gissing
Eve’s Ransom, read by Kevin McNally
Duration 00:01:54

23 00:49:35 Dorothy Howell
The Moorings
Performer: Lorraine McAslan
Performer: Sophia Rahman
Duration 00:05:18

24 00:54:51
Rachael Nicolas
Floozie, read by Helen George
Duration 00:01:09

25 00:57:03 Liz Berry
Birmingham Roller
Performer: Liz Berry
Performer: Cerys Matthews
Orchestra: Hidden Orchestra
Duration 00:03:20

26 01:00:14
Roy Fisher
Birmingham River, read by Kevin McNally
Duration 00:01:49

27 01:01:04 Friendly Fire Band
It’s a Brum Ting
Performer: Friendly Fire Band
Duration 00:00:40

28 01:01:43
Charlotte Wetton
January, read by Helen George
Duration 00:00:55

29 01:02:40 Soweto Kinch
A Restless Mind
Performer: Shabaka Hutchings
Performer: Soweto Kinch
Performer: Karl Rasheed-Abel
Performer: Graham Godfrey
Duration 00:03:32

30 01:03:49
David Lodge
Changing Places, ready by Kevin McNally
Duration 00:01:39

31 01:06:12
Jonathan Coe
The Rotters’ Club, ready by Helen George
Duration 00:01:39

32 01:07:02 Bhujhangy Group
Itthey Sada Nahin Mauj
Performer: Bhujhangy Group
Duration 00:00:49

33 01:07:49 Mark-Anthony Turnage
Momentum (conclusion)
Ensemble: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle
Duration 00:04:12

34 01:11:54
Mike Gayle
Turning 30, read by Kevin McNally
Duration 00:01:59


SUN 18:30 BBC Proms (m0019c1b)
2022

Prom 13: Ethel Smyth's The Wreckers

Live at the BBC Proms: the Glyndebourne Festival Opera production of Ethel Smyth's The Wreckers with the London Philharmonic, conducted by Robin Ticciati.

Presented live from the Royal Albert Hall by Kate Molleson.

Ethel Smyth: The Wreckers - Semi-staged; sung in French.

Act 1: 18:15

19:25 Interval 1:
During the first interval, Kate Molleson discusses this opera's music with Leah Broad focusing on some of its highlights, the general context in which The Wreckers came into being as well as influences that inspired Ethel Smyth when writing the piece and its reception.

Act 2: 19:45

20:35 Interval 2:
Kate Molleson talks to Joan Passey, an expert on the cultural and literary histories of seascapes and coasts, about the Cornish context of tonight’s opera.

Act 3: 21:00

Pascoe.... Philip Horst (bass-baritone)
Lawrence.... James Rutherford (baritone)
Mark.... Rodrigo Porras Garulo (tenor)
Avis.... Lauren Fagan (soprano)
Harvey.... Donovan Singletary (baritone)
Tallan.... Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts (tenor)
Jack.... Marta Fontanals-Simmons (mezzo-soprano)
Thirza.... Karis Tucker (mezzo-soprano)

Glyndebourne Festival Opera
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Robin Ticciati (conductor)

Admired by Mahler and Britten and praised as a ‘masterpiece’ by Thomas Beecham, Ethel Smyth’s opera The Wreckers – a psychological drama of ‘wrecking, religion and love’ – was the pinnacle of the composer’s career.
With its sweeping musical soundscapes, passionate central love story and radical interrogation of fear, hypocrisy and mob violence, it’s a compelling piece of music-theatre, whose heroine is a mirror of her fascinating, unorthodox creator. Glyndebourne presents the opera for the first time with its original score and French libretto. Robin Ticciati conducts an exciting international cast in this semi staged performance.


SUN 23:00 World of Classical (m0019c1d)
Nationhood and New Sounds

How much richer would our listening experience be if we could join the dots between classical music traditions around the world?

Thai-American cellist, composer and transcultural researcher Jon Silpayamanant continues to trace shifting global trends across different musical cultures.

The series ends in the 18th and 19th centuries, as music around the globe moved from courts and sites of worship into concert halls and onto the streets, different classical traditions cross-pollinating more than ever as colonialism and global trade surged. While Mozart and Debussy drew inspiration from Janissary bands and gamelan, the rise of nationalism saw traditions from the Balkans to Zanzibar developing new ensembles and musical forms of their own.

Produced by Chris Elcombe
A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3.



MONDAY 25 JULY 2022

MON 00:00 Classical Fix (m0019c1g)
Owain Wyn Evans

Linton Stephens hosts a new series of Classical Fix, introducing music-loving guests to classical music. This week, Linton is joined by journalist, drummer and weather presenter, Owain Wyn Evans.

Classical Fix is a podcast aimed at opening up the world of classical music to anyone who fancies giving it a go. Each week, Linton mixes a bespoke playlist for his guest, who then joins him to share their impressions of their new classical discoveries.

Linton Stephens is a bassoonist with the Chineke! Orchestra and has also performed with the BBC Philharmonic, Halle Orchestra and Opera North, amongst many others.


MON 00:30 Through the Night (m0019c1j)
Britten, Kodály and Brahms from Sweden

The Swedish RSO in a concert from the Berwaldhallen in Stockholm. John Shea presents.

12:31 AM
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
Fanfare for St Edmundsbury
Tarjei Hannevold (trumpet), Mats-Olov Svantesson (trumpet), Max Jean Asselborn (trumpet)

12:34 AM
Zoltán Kodály (1882 - 1967)
Dances from Galanta
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Lorenzo Viotti (conductor)

12:51 AM
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Symphony No 2 in D major op 73
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Lorenzo Viotti (conductor)

01:31 AM
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Hungarian Dance No.1 in G minor
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Lorenzo Viotti (conductor)

01:35 AM
Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)
Missa sancta no 1 (J.224) in E flat major 'Freischutzmesse'
Norwegian Soloist Choir, Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Grete Pedersen (conductor)

02:08 AM
Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924)
Trio for piano and strings (Op.120) in D minor (1923)
Grumiaux Trio, Luc Devos (piano), Philippe Koch (violin), Luc Dewez (cello)

02:31 AM
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Georg Christian Lehms (author)
Cantata No.170 "Vergnugte Ruh', beliebte Seelenlust" (BWV.170)
Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo soprano), Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski (conductor)

02:52 AM
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
String Quartet in D major (Op 64 no 5) (Hob.III.63) "Lark"
Danish String Quartet

03:10 AM
Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
Gammelnorsk Romance met Variasjoner Op.51
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Ole Kristian Ruud (conductor)

03:35 AM
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)
Fantasia in G minor (2) (12)
Bert Matter (organ)

03:41 AM
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Phantasiestucke Op.73 for clarinet & piano
Marten Altrov (clarinet), Holger Marjamaa (piano)

03:51 AM
Peter Zagar (1961-)
They Kissed and Wept…
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Róbert Stankovský (conductor)

04:01 AM
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)
12 Variations on "La Folia" (Wq.118/9) (H.263)
Andreas Staier (harpsichord)

04:10 AM
Frigyes Hidas (1928-2007)
Adagio for orchestra
Hungarian Radio Orchestra, György Lehel (conductor)

04:22 AM
Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
Jauchzet Gott, alle Lande - motet for double chorus & bc
Cantus Cölln, Konrad Junghänel (director)

04:31 AM
Hans Krása (1899-1944)
Overture for chamber orchestra
Nieuw Ensemble, Ed Spanjaard (conductor)

04:37 AM
Władysław Żeleński (1837-1921), Jan Maklakiewicz (arranger)
2 Choral Songs: Zaczarowana krolewna; Przy rozstaniu
Polish Radio Choir, Marek Kluza (director)

04:43 AM
Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
Nocturne for Piano (Op. posth)in C sharp minor
Ronald Brautigam (piano)

04:47 AM
Henry Purcell (1659-1695),John Playford (1623-1686)
Charon the peaceful shade invites
Anders J. Dahlin (tenor), Les Ambassadeurs, Alexis Kossenko (director)

04:55 AM
Jules Massenet (1842-1912)
Manon: Prelude to Act 1
Orchestre Symphonique de Québec, Simon Streatfield (conductor)

05:00 AM
Traditional Bulgarian
Folksong
Avi Avital (mandolin)

05:06 AM
Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
Trio for piano and strings No.1 (Op.21) in B flat major
Kungsbacka Trio

05:40 AM
Giovanni Battista Fontana (1589-1630),Giovanni Battista Spadi (c.1600-1650),Dario Castello (fl.1621-1629)
Sonata XVI, for 3 violins; Anchor che col partire; Sonata IV, for 2 violins
Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini (director)

05:56 AM
Edouard Lalo (1823-1892)
Symphonie Espagnole
Vadim Repin (violin), Saarbrucken Radio Symphony Orchestra, Michael Stern (conductor)


MON 06:30 Breakfast (m0019cp8)
Monday - Breakfast from Truro

Join Petroc Trelawny, live from Truro, with sounds of the music and musicians associated with the city and surrounding area, ahead of the day’s Proms at Truro concert. Featuring listener requests.

Plus every day this week on Breakfast, we celebrate the Commonwealth Games 2022 taking place in Birmingham, with a piece by a composer from the Commonwealth. Ranging from Africa to the Caribbean and North America, from Malta in the Mediterranean to New Zealand, we explore the rich musical heritage of the Commonwealth nations.

Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk


MON 09:00 Essential Classics (m0019cpb)
Georgia Mann

Georgia Mann 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 Performers – the first of five tracks this week showcasing the work of conductor Sir Simon Rattle.

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


MON 12:00 Composer of the Week (m0019cpd)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Variations on a Lifelong Theme

Donald Macleod explores Beethoven’s life as a set of themes and variations, beginning with his very first musical excursions in the form in the early 1790s.

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) composed piano music in the form of themes and variations across his entire career - from his earliest published work to his late, titanic “Diabelli Variations”, lasting nearly an hour. And Beethoven’s life can itself be seen as a set of variations on a theme: recurring episodes of unrequited love, artistic anguish, angry fallings-out and constant striving for the highest pinnacle of musical achievement. Yet Beethoven’s piano variations often lie in the shadow of his 32 great sonatas for the instrument. This week, Donald Macleod puts that right - shining a light on this remarkable corpus of work, as well another often-overlooked genre: his piano bagatelles.

He begins with Beethoven’s very first published work - a boyhood set of variations for piano on a theme by one Ernst Christoph Dressler - before taking us on a journey through mid-1790s Vienna, as an impatient and ambitious young Beethoven meets a man who would become one of the most important patrons of his life: Prince Karl Lichnowsky. Music includes Beethoven’s earliest-composed piano concerto - confusingly numbered his second - as well as an exploration of one of his last utterances for piano: his Six Bagatelles, Op 126.

Diabelli Variations (Theme and 1st variation)
Mitsuko Uchida, piano

Variations in C Minor on a theme of Ernst Christoph Dressler, WoO 63
See Siang Wong, piano

Variations in G on “Quant’e piu bello”, WoO 69
Ronald Brautigam, piano

Piano Trio no 2 in G, Opus 1 No 2 (2nd mvt)
Trio Sora

Piano Concerto no 2 in B Flat, Op 19 (3rd mvt)
Kristian Bezuidenhout, piano
Freiburger Barockorchester
Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor

Six Bagatelles, Op 126
Yevgeny Sudbin, piano

Producer: Steven Rajam


MON 13:00 BBC Proms (m0019cpg)
2022

Proms at Truro: Scarlatti, Liszt and Chopin

Live at the BBC Proms: Alim Beisembayev plays Chopin’s Second Piano Sonata alongside music by Liszt and Scarlatti.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny, live from Hall for Cornwall, Truro.

Domenico Scarlatti: Piano Sonata in G major, K13
Domenico Scarlatti: Piano Sonata in C sharp minor, K247
Domenico Scarlatti: Piano Sonata in C minor, K22
Franz Liszt: Transcendental Études – No. 3: Paysage
Franz Liszt: Transcendental Études – No. 4: Mazeppa
Franz Liszt: Transcendental Études – No. 5: Feux follets
Frédéric Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35

Alim Beisembayev (piano)

‘The most valuable commodity is a real musical personality,’ wrote Andrew Clements of The Guardian, reporting on the 2021 Leeds International Piano Competition. ‘To judge from the final, Beisembayev certainly has that.’ Since his victory at Leeds, this young piano virtuoso from Kazakhstan has seen his career take off, with critics applauding his ‘high-powered’ playing. In this, his Proms debut, he tackles three cornerstones of the keyboard repertoire: the vivacity and wit of Scarlatti’s sonatas, the high-Romantic drama of Chopin’s expansive Second Sonata and – like a sudden volley of fireworks at the heart of the recital – three of Liszt’s spectacular Transcendental Études.


MON 14:00 Afternoon Concert (m0019cpj)
Monday - Sheherazade at the Proms

Ian Skelly offer another chance to hear the BBC National Orchestra of Wales' 'Two Sheherazades' Prom from last Thurday alongside a Prom Artist choice of music and ideas inspired by its theme from listeners.

Koday; Hary Janos Suite
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Jac van Steen, conductor

BBC PROM

Maurice Ravel: Sheherazade - ouverture de Feerie
Sally Beamish: Hive (world premiere performance)

INTERVAL

Rimsky-Korsakov: Sheherazade
Catrin Finch (harp)
BBC NOW
Ariane Matiakh, conductor


MON 16:30 New Generation Artists (m0019cpl)
Eric Lu plays Handel and Schumann

New Generation Artists: Eric Lu plays Handel and Schumann

Handel: Chaconne, HWV 435
Eric Lu (piano)

R. Schumann: Geistervariationen, WoO 24
Eric Lu (piano)

Paganini: Caprice in A minor, Op.1 No. 24
Johan Dalene (violin)


MON 17:00 In Tune (m0019cpn)
Gesualdo Six, Amy Dickson

Sarah Walker is joined in the studio by Gesualdo Six, directed by Owain Park, ahead of performances at the Ryedale Festival. Sarah is also joined by Amy Dickson in the studio, performing pieces for solo saxophone ahead of the Hereford Three Choirs Festival.


MON 19:00 In Tune Mixtape (m0019cpq)
An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises


MON 19:30 BBC Proms (m0019cps)
2022

Prom 14: Kazuki Yamada conducts the CBSO

Live at the BBC Proms: the CBSO and Kazuki Yamada with Elena Urioste and Ben Goldscheider play music by Glinka and Rachmaninov and Ethel Smyth's Concerto for Violin and Horn.

Presented by Andrew McGregor, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Glinka: Overture to Ruslan and Lyudmila
Ethel Smyth: Concerto for Violin and Horn

8.10 pm
Interval: Katy Hamilton joins Andrew McGregor to look forward to the week's forthcoming highlights at the BBC Proms.

8.30pm
Rachmaninov: Symphony No 2 in E minor

Elena Urioste (violin)
Ben Goldscheider (horn)
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Kazuki Yamada

When it comes to conductors, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra has a reputation for picking winners, and its new partnership with its Japanese-born Chief Conductor Designate Kazuki Yamada is already generating some serious electricity. ‘Yamada certainly doesn’t hold back,’ says The Guardian. Expect him to wear his heart very much on his sleeve in Rachmaninov’s huge, Romantic epic of a Second Symphony – and to bring all his sincerity and verve to the neglected (but equally impassioned) Concerto for Violin and Horn by BBC Proms-featured composer Ethel Smyth. Soloists Elena Urioste and Ben Goldscheider are a byword for communicative, imaginative playing: a night of big emotions and even bigger tunes, with Glinka’s firecracker overture to light the fuse.


MON 22:00 Sunday Feature (m000s2h0)
John Foulds - Life, Death and Resurrection

In recent years there has been a revival of interest in the music of John Foulds, resurrecting this long-neglected composer from the footnotes of British musical history. Simon Heffer is a huge fan of the music of Foulds, and in this programme he journeys into the world of this highly original, often eccentric musical innovator.

Born in Manchester in 1880, from his earliest years there were many musical luminaries associated with John Foulds in some way, including Richter, Elgar, Mahler, Delius and Humperdinck. Foulds made a name for himself as a cellist, performing with the Hallé from 1900, but with his own music being featured in the Proms in 1906, he left the orchestra to focus on his career as a composer. His was an original and inquisitive mind. From as early as the 1890s, he explored the use of quarter-tones in his music, and also delved into non Western musical cultures in order to generate new sounds in the formulating of his own musical language. He became particularly interested in the music of India, influenced greatly by his second wife Maud MacCarthy, and this exploration can be heard in works such as his Dynamic Tryptych, Essays in the Modes, and the Three Mantras from his opera Avatara.

Simon Heffer believes that the Dynamic Tryptych is possibly one of the greatest British piano concertos of the 20th century, and yet Foulds is largely forgotten. During the composer’s lifetime he became popular with light orchestral and salon type works, and for a period his World Requiem was also celebrated too. Yet recognition by the musical establishment eluded him, and he travelled with his family abroad in search of work. An archive interview with his son Major Foulds, describes what those times were like often living in poverty. They eventually made their way to India where Foulds worked for All-India Radio in Delhi. At last he was finding his feet again when tragedy struck, and Foulds suddenly died of cholera in 1939.

Simon Heffer lifts the veil on this musical innovator, exploring why Foulds has been so overlooked today. Was his innovation just too modern and advanced for the times in which he composed? Was the private and often rather eccentric life of Foulds also a source of ridicule and resentment? Joining Heffer on this journey are the pianist Kathryn Stott and the conductor Ronald Corp, both champion the music of Foulds. Indian sitar player Viram Jasani also provides his thoughts on those works by Foulds related in some way to the music of India, helping the listener to explore whether Foulds was a musical innovator. Musicologist Neil Sorrell in discussion with Heffer brings to light the life and times of Foulds, whilst musicians Emily Gray and Timothy Salter resurrect from the BBC archive, songs by Foulds that have long been neglected.

Produced by Luke Whitlock for BBC Wales

01 00:00:53 John Foulds
Dynamic Triptych for piano and orchestra, Op.88 (1st mvt)
Performer: Howard Shelley
Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Duration 00:02:44

02 00:04:50 John Foulds
April England, Op 48 No 1 (excerpt)
Performer: Kathryn Stott
Duration 00:03:09

03 00:08:06 John Foulds
Lyra Celtica, Op 50
Singer: Susan Bickley
Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Sakari Oramo
Duration 00:01:51

04 00:12:04 John Foulds
Essays in the Modes, Op 78, No 2 "Introversive"
Performer: Kathryn Stott
Duration 00:03:56

05 00:17:41 John Foulds
Ghandarva Music, Op 49
Performer: Juan Jose Chuisengo
Duration 00:02:31

06 00:22:51 John Foulds
The Reed Player
Performer: Timothy Salter
Singer: Emily Gray
Duration 00:02:20

07 00:28:07 John Foulds
Roses and Rue
Performer: Timothy Salter
Singer: Emily Gray
Duration 00:00:44

08 00:29:30 John Foulds
Keltic Suite, Op 29 (The Clans, excerpt)
Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra
Conductor: Ronald Corp
Duration 00:00:41

09 00:30:10 John Foulds
A World Requiem, Op 60 (1st mvt)
Choir: Crouch End Festival Chorus
Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus
Conductor: Leon Botstein
Duration 00:04:00

10 00:34:30 John Foulds
Quartetto Intimo, Op 89 (lento introspetivo)
Ensemble: Endellion Quartet
Duration 00:02:59

11 00:37:31 John Foulds
Kashmiri Boat Song
Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra
Conductor: Ronald Corp
Duration 00:02:55

12 00:40:27 John Foulds
Three Mantras, Op.61b (2nd mvt)
Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Sakari Oramo
Duration 00:02:58

13 00:43:27 John Foulds
Dynamic Triptych, Op 88 (3rd mvt)
Performer: Howard Shelley
Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Duration 00:01:03


MON 22:45 The Essay (m000d83r)
My Life in Music

The Lamb by John Tavener

Away from the concert platform, five musicians write about the music that has shaped their personal lives.

Folk singer-songwriter Kitty Macfarlane recalls multiple visits made over time to a bird hide on the Steart Marshes. High up, overlooking panoramic views of the Bridgwater Bay, Kitty always had Tavener’s haunting song The Lamb playing as a soundtrack in her mind. The meeting of the natural world of the bay and the man-made intervention of Hinkley Point nuclear power station was mirrored by the juxtaposition of innocence and experience in William Blake’s words to this song. Tavener’s music accompanied Kitty’s coming-of-age acceptance of the duality of life.

Producer: Rosie Boulton
A Must Try Softer Production


MON 23:00 Night Tracks (m0019cpv)
Music for midnight

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



TUESDAY 26 JULY 2022

TUE 00:30 Through the Night (m0019cpx)
Beethoven and Strauss from the BBC Proms 2020

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra performs Beethoven and Strauss as part of the BBC Proms, with pianist Stephen Hough. John Shea presents.

12:31 AM
George Walker (1922 - 2018)
Lyric for Strings
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Alpesh Chauhan (conductor)

12:39 AM
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major
Stephen Hough (piano), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Alpesh Chauhan (conductor)

01:08 AM
Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
Traumerei
Stephen Hough (piano)

01:11 AM
Jay Capperauld (b.1989)
Circadian Refrains (172 Days Until Dawn)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Alpesh Chauhan (conductor)

01:22 AM
Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
Metamorphosen
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Alpesh Chauhan (conductor)

01:50 AM
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir, BWV131 (Cantata)
Roberta Invernizzi (soprano), Sonia Prina (contralto), Krystian Adam (tenor), Christopher Purves (bass), Wrocław Philharmonic Chorus, Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini (conductor)

02:14 AM
Marin Goleminov (1908-2000)
Sonata for solo cello
Anatoli Krastev (cello)

02:22 AM
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Concerto for 2 trumpets and orchestra in C major, RV.537
Anton Grčar (trumpet), Stanko Arnold (trumpet), RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, Marko Munih (conductor)

02:31 AM
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Quintet in F minor Op.34 for piano and strings
Aleksandra Juozapenaite-Eesma (piano), Ciurlionis Quartet

03:13 AM
Josef Rheinberger (1839-1901)
Organ Concerto in F, Op 137
Antonio García (organ), Bern Chamber Orchestra, Philippe Bach (conductor)

03:38 AM
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
Lachrymae (Reflections on a song of Dowland) for viola and piano (Op.48)
Antoine Tamestit (viola), Markus Hadulla (piano)

03:51 AM
Johann David Heinichen (1683-1729)
Concerto in G major for flute, bassoon, cello, double bass and harpsichord
Vladislav Brunner jr. (flute), Jozef Martinkovic (bassoon), Juraj Alexander (cello), Juraj Schoffer (double bass), Miloš Starosta (harpsichord)

04:01 AM
Genevieve Calame (1946-1993)
Sur la margelle du monde
Bienne Symphony Orchestra, Franco Trinca (conductor)

04:11 AM
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), Quinto Maganini (arranger)
Pavane pour une infante défunte
Roger Cole (oboe), Linda Lee Thomas (piano)

04:17 AM
Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
Polonaise in A major (Op.40 No.1) arr for orchestra
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Oliver Dohnányi (conductor)

04:23 AM
Jules Massenet (1842-1912)
Méditation, from 'Thaïs
David Nebel (violin), Giorgi Iuldashevi (piano)

04:31 AM
Jef van Hoof (1886-1959)
Symphonic Introduction to a Festive Occasion (1942)
Flemish Radio Orchestra, Jan Latham-Koenig (conductor)

04:41 AM
Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924)
Nocturne for piano in E flat minor, Op 33 no 1
Livia Rev (piano)

04:49 AM
Jacques Ibert (1890-1962)
Trois Pieces Breves
Academic Wind Quintet

04:57 AM
György Ligeti (1923-2006)
Three Nonsense Madrigals (1988-1989)
King's Singers

05:05 AM
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Recorder Concerto in F, TWV 51:F1
Erik Bosgraaf (recorder), Hungarian Radio Orchestra, Csaba Somos (conductor)

05:17 AM
Dag Wiren (1905-1986)
Violin Sonatina (1939)
Arve Tellefsen (violin), Lucia Negro (piano)

05:28 AM
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
String Quartet in G minor, Op 10
Silesian Quartet

05:54 AM
Nicolas Gombert (c.1495-c.1560)
Credo a 8
BBC Singers, Bo Holten (conductor)

06:08 AM
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Symphony No 73 in D major, Hob.1.73, "La Chasse"
RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, Pavle Dešpalj (conductor)


TUE 06:30 Breakfast (m0019c9j)
Tuesday - Petroc's classical picks

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

Plus every day this week on Breakfast, we celebrate the Commonwealth Games 2022 taking place in Birmingham, with a piece by a composer from the Commonwealth. Ranging from Africa to the Caribbean and North America, from Malta in the Mediterranean to New Zealand, we explore the rich musical heritage of the Commonwealth nations.

Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk


TUE 09:00 Essential Classics (m0019c9l)
Georgia Mann

Georgia Mann 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 Performers – the first of five tracks this week showcasing the works of conductor Sir Simon Rattle.

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


TUE 12:00 Composer of the Week (m0019c9n)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Heiligenstadt Variations

Donald Macleod tells the story of Beethoven’s harrowing personal crisis of 1802 and Heiligenstadt Testament, a remarkable personal document only discovered after his death.

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) composed piano music in the form of themes and variations across his entire career - from his earliest published work to his late, titanic “Diabelli Variations”, lasting nearly an hour. And Beethoven’s life can itself be seen as a set of variations on a theme: recurring episodes of unrequited love, artistic anguish, angry fallings-out and constant striving for the highest pinnacle of musical achievement. Yet Beethoven’s piano variations often lie in the shadow of his 32 great sonatas for the instrument. This week, Donald Macleod puts that right - shining a light on this remarkable corpus of work, as well another often-overlooked genre: his piano bagatelles.

By the first years of the 19th century, Beethoven had composed a flurry of masterpieces - among them his first two symphonies and the so-called Moonlight Sonata - which had established him as the leading figure in European music. Yet the months either side of the pivotal year of 1802 would also see Beethoven in the midst of his most profound existential and musical crisis: one in which he’d confront physical and psychological torment and re-emerge, transformed. Donald Macleod tells the story, featuring a complete performance of the composer’s Op 34 Piano Variations, and his rarely heard oratorio “Christ On The Mount Of Olives”.

Variations in D on “Rule Britannia!”, WoO 79
Cecile Ousset, piano

Variations in F, Op 34
Rudolf Buchbinder, piano

Christ On The Mount Of Olives (excerpt), Op 85
V. Recitativo: Verkündet, Seraph (Jesus, Seraph)
VI. Duetto: So ruhe denn mit ganzer Schwere (Jesus, Seraph)
VII. Recitativo: Willkommen, Tod! (Jesus)
VIII. Chor der Krieger : Wir haben ihn gesehen
Luba Orgonasova (soprano, Seraph)
Plácido Domingo (tenor, Jesus)
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
Rundfunkchor Berlin
Kent Nagano, conductor

Seven Bagatelles, Op 33
Melvyn Tan, fortepiano

Producer: Steven Rajam


TUE 13:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (m0019c9q)
East Neuk Festival 2022

The first of two recitals by the Pavel Haas Quartet given at the Fife festival this year.

Korngold, writing in the 1940s and during a period of deep depression used themes from his film scores as he composed his third and final string quartet. Nearly 20 years earlier Janacek completed his colourful second quartet, inspired by his love for Kamila Stosslova. In one of his many letters to Stosslova, Janacek wrote about this work that, ‘you stand behind every tone – alert, fervent and loving’.

Recorded at Kilrenny Church, Fife. Presented by Tom Redmond.

Korngold: String Quartet No 3, Op 34
Janacek: String Quartet No 2 ‘Intimate Letters

Pavel Haas Quartet

Presented by Tom Redmond
Produced by Laura Metcalfe


TUE 14:00 Afternoon Concert (m0019c9s)
Tuesday - A Prom for Royal Occasions

Ian Skelly introduces an afternoon of performance which includes the chance to hear the BBC Singers and BBC Concert Orchestra combine forces to present a varied selection of music for royal occasions at the Proms. Plus a Prom Artist choice of music and listener suggestions.

Michael Tippett: Birthday Suite for Prince Charles
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Sir Georg Solti, conductor

BBC PROM "Music for Royal Occasions"

Arthur Bliss: ‘Jubilant’ Fanfare
George Frideric Handel: Coronation Anthem ‘Zadok the Priest’
William Walton: Coronation March ‘Orb and Sceptre’
Edward Elgar: O hearken thou, op. 64
William Harris: The Windsor Dances (arr. Jonathan Manners)
King Henry VIII of England: Pastime with good company
Benjamin Britten: Courtly Dances from ‘Gloriana’
Hubert Parry: Coronation Anthem ‘I Was Glad’

INTERVAL.
Proms Guest: Charyl Frances-Hoad

Judith Weir: Piano Concerto
William Howard, piano
The Schubert Ensemble

John Ireland: Epic March
Judith Weir: I love all beauteous things
William Byrd: O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth
Charles Villiers Stanford: Coronation Gloria in B flat
George Frideric Handel: Water Music, Suite No. 1 – Overture
Water Music, Suite No. 1 – II: Adagio e staccato
Water Music, Suite No. 1 – V: Air.
Water Music, Suite No. 1 – XI: Alla Hornpipe
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Silence and Music
Cheryl Frances-Hoad: Your Servant, Elizabeth (BBC commission: world premiere)
Edward Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4 in G major

BBC Singers
BBC Concert Orchestra
Barry Wordsworth, conductor


TUE 17:00 In Tune (m0019c9v)
Top-class live music from some of the world's finest musicians


TUE 19:00 In Tune Mixtape (m0019c9x)
The heat of a summer’s afternoon is conjured up by the characteristic air ‘Ramah’ and a glowing Pavane. A refreshing shower of fossils awakens us from our early evening reverie, before we “dream my flower, dream and rest, dream of a world of musicians”, which we hear in the finale of Dvorak’s Violin Concerto before a capricious Shostakovich Prelude prepares us for tonight’s Prom.

Produced by Richard Denison


TUE 19:30 BBC Proms (m0019c9z)
2022

Prom 15: Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony

Live at the BBC Proms: the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jordan de Souza, performs Bernstein, George Walker, Tchaikovsky, and Barber's Violin Concerto with Johan Dalene.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Leonard Bernstein: Candide – overture
George Walker: Variations for Orchestra
Samuel Barber: Violin Concerto

20.10 Interval
Continuing our series looking at cultural innovations which took place in the same year as the founding of the BBC, Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough hears how the All England Tennis Club’s move to its current home in Wimbledon in 1922 was far from a smooth, uncontroversial process.

20.30
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F minor

Johan Dalene (violin)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Jordan de Souza (conductor)

All is for the best, in this best of all possible worlds! That’s the motto of Leonard Bernstein’s Candide, but the swinging trumpets that launch its overture are just one side of the musical American Dream – whether it’s the soaring nostalgia of Barber’s sunlit Violin Concerto (played by former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Johan Dalene) or the urban energy of George Walker’s altogether edgier 1970s classic. And then Jordan de Souza and the BBC Symphony Orchestra spin on a dime and plunge into Tchaikovsky’s autobiographical Fourth Symphony: terror, triumph and one man’s life-or-death struggle with the force that he called Fate. In other words, the ultimate symphonic thriller.


TUE 22:00 Sunday Feature (m000xkd6)
Reclaiming the Bridgetower Sonata

George Bridgetower was a mixed-race violin virtuoso, patronised by royalty, a pupil of Haydn and friend of Beethoven - who was so inspired by Bridgetower that he wrote one of his greatest pieces for him - the Sonata Op.47. But the work is known today as the Kreutzer Sonata, because of a subsequent dedication to a French aristocrat who never even played it.

Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE, world renowned double bassist, founder of Chineke! Orchestra and tireless campaigner for racial equality in the music world, goes on a journey to find out more about Bridgetower's life, why - or whether - he fell out with Beethoven, and campaigning to restore Beethoven's original dedication to the Sonata that he premiered. She enlists the help of superstar violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, violinist/conductor Richard Tognetti and rising star American violinist Randall Goosby, as well as former US Poet Laureate Rita Dove (who has written poetry about Bridgetower) and composer Julian Joseph (who has written a jazz opera about Bridgetower). Other contributors include cultural historian Simon Heffer, Prof. Dr. Christine Siegert of Beethoven Haus, John Gilhooly, Artistic Director of Wigmore Hall, and Kathryn Knight, President of Edition Peters.

Produced by Graham Rogers


TUE 22:45 The Essay (m000d7zx)
My Life in Music

Rockin' in Rhythm by Duke Ellington sung by Ella Fitzgerald

Away from the concert platform, five musicians write about the music that has shaped their personal lives.

When saxophonist Soweto Kinch has an airhead moment, he needs Duke Ellington’s sonic reminder that “If joy isn’t at the core of the music or your life, it’s easy to get lost in a sea of negativity.”

Producer: Rosie Boulton
A Must Try Softer Production


TUE 23:00 Night Tracks (m0019cb1)
The late zone

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



WEDNESDAY 27 JULY 2022

WED 00:30 Through the Night (m0019cb3)
Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky from Montreal

Vadim Repin, Baiba Skride and members of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra play Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky. John Shea presents.

12:31 AM
Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
Sonata for Two Violins in C, op. 56
Vadim Repin (violin), Baiba Skride (violin)

12:47 AM
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Souvenir de Florence, op. 70
Vadim Repin (violin), Baiba Skride (violin), Victor Fournelle-Blain (viola), Natalie Racine (viola), Andrei Ioniță (cello), Anna Burden (cello)

01:23 AM
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Kreisleriana Op 16
Jakub Kuszlik (piano)

01:57 AM
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Symphony no 4 in B flat major, Op 60
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Katowice, Alexander Liebreich (conductor)

02:31 AM
Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943), Konstantin Balmont (author)
The Bells (Kolokola) for soloists, chorus and orchestra, Op 35
Pavel Kourchoumov (tenor), Roumiana Bareva (soprano), Stoyan Popov (baritone), Sons de la mer Mixed Choir, Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Vassil Stefanov (conductor)

03:09 AM
Carl Nielsen (1865-1931)
Quintet for wind (Op.43)
Cinque Venti

03:33 AM
Ton Bruynèl (1934-1998)
Serene for flute solo (1979)
Harrie Starreveld (flute)

03:40 AM
Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
Pelléas et Mélisande, op. 46
Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Kolbjørn Holthe (conductor)

03:50 AM
Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909)
Catalunya; Sevilla - from Suite Espanola No 1
Sean Shibe (guitar)

03:58 AM
Fredrik Pacius (1809-1891)
Overture from the Hunt of King Charles (1852)
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Jukka-Pekka Saraste (conductor)

04:06 AM
Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Hungarian Royal Song
Zóltan Kocsis (piano), György Oravecz (piano)

04:12 AM
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Four Notturni
Vancouver Chamber Choir, Wesley Foster (clarinet), Nicola Tipton (clarinet), William Jenkins (bass clarinet), Jon Washburn (director)

04:20 AM
Johann David Heinichen (1683-1729)
Concerto in G major for flute, bassoon, cello, double bass and harpsichord
Vladislav Brunner jr. (flute), Jozef Martinkovic (bassoon), Juraj Alexander (cello), Juraj Schoffer (double bass), Miloš Starosta (harpsichord)

04:31 AM
Franz Schreker (1878-1934)
Scherzo for String Orchestra
Festival Strings Lucerne, Daniel Dodds (conductor)

04:38 AM
Alexander Scriabin (1871-1915)
Piano Sonata no 4 in F sharp major, Op 30
Jayson Gillham (piano)

04:46 AM
Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179)
O clarissima Mater (respond)
Rondellus

04:56 AM
Germaine Tailleferre (1892-1983)
Sonata for harp
Godelieve Schrama (harp)

05:06 AM
Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
Love Scene - from the opera 'Feuersnot', Op 50
Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Davis (conductor)

05:15 AM
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Tzigane - rapsodie de concert for violin and piano
Vineta Sareika (violin), Ventis Zilberts (piano)

05:26 AM
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
Mass for chorus and wind instruments
San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor)

05:44 AM
Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
Four Nocturnes: Op.27 No.1; Op.27 No.2; Op.37 No.1; Op.37 No.2
Dubravka Tomsic (piano)

06:07 AM
Johann Baptist Vaňhal (1739-1813)
Concerto for 2 bassoons and orchestra in F major
Kim Walker (bassoon), Sarah Warner Vik (bassoon), Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, Arvid Engegård (conductor)


WED 06:30 Breakfast (m0019c61)
Wednesday - Petroc's classical rise and shine

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

Plus every day this week on Breakfast, we celebrate the Commonwealth Games 2022 taking place in Birmingham, with a piece by a composer from the Commonwealth. Ranging from Africa to the Caribbean and North America, from Malta in the Mediterranean to New Zealand, we explore the rich musical heritage of the Commonwealth nations.

Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk


WED 09:00 Essential Classics (m0019c63)
Kate Molleson

Kate Molleson 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 Performers – the first of five tracks this week showcasing the work of conductor Sir Simon Rattle.

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


WED 12:00 Composer of the Week (m0019c65)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

To Hope

Donald Macleod explores Beethoven’s re-emergence from the depths of personal torment, and his obsession with two contrasting figures: Josephine von Brunswick and Napoleon Bonaparte.

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) composed piano music in the form of themes and variations across his entire career - from his earliest published work to his late, titanic “Diabelli Variations”, lasting nearly an hour. And Beethoven’s life can itself be seen as a set of variations on a theme: recurring episodes of unrequited love, artistic anguish, angry fallings-out and constant striving for the highest pinnacle of musical achievement. Yet Beethoven’s piano variations often lie in the shadow of his 32 great sonatas for the instrument. This week, Donald Macleod puts that right - shining a light on this remarkable corpus of work, as well another often-overlooked genre: his piano bagatelles.

Beethoven’s adoration of Napoleon Bonaparte - and his subsequent angry disavowal of him - has gone down in music history: the composer famously ripping out the dedication of his “Eroica” Symphony in fury at the news his freedom-fighting hero had declared himself Emperor. But the name “Eroica” is also applied to one of Beethoven’s greatest sets of variations, composed around the same time. Donald Macleod tells the story of their composition, as well as that of Beethoven’s unrequited love for his former pupil, Josephine von Brunswick.

Bagatelle in C Major, Woo 54 “Lustig-Traurig”
Ronald Brautigam piano

Clarinet Trio, Op 38 (after Septet, Op 20) (5th mvt)
Paul Meyer, clarinet
Claudio Bohórquez, cello
Eric Le Sage, piano

An die Hoffnung, Op 32
Hermann Prey, baritone
Leonard Hokanson, piano

Eroica Variations, Op 35
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano

Triple Concerto in C Major, Op 56 (2nd and 3rd mvts)
Isabelle Faust, violin
Jean-Guihen Queyras, cello
Alexander Melnikov, piano
Freiburger Barockorchester
Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor

Producer: Steven Rajam


WED 13:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (m0019c68)
East Neuk Festival 2022 (2/4)

From the Bowhouse in St Monan’s, the Elias Quartet and friends perform Schubert’s Octet in F. It was written in Schubert’s late twenties and is similar to some of his other chamber music Schubert weaves in themes from his songs.

Schubert: Octet in F, D.803

Elias Quartet
Philip Nelson, bass
Robert Plane, clarinet
Robin O’Neill, Bassoon,
Alec Frank-Gemmill, Horn

Presented by Tom Redmond
Produced by Laura Metcalfe


WED 14:00 Afternoon Concert (m0019c6b)
Wednesday - Dido at the Proms

Ian Skelly introduces music for the afternoon, including another chance to hear La Nuova Musica in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas from last Tuesday at this year's Proms. Plus music suggested by Ian's Prom guest and listeners' suggestions.

Henry Purcell: Fantasia Upon One Note Z735
Fretwork

Hector Berlioz: "Royal Hunt and Storm" from 'The Trojans'
Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Bernard Haitink, conductor

BBC PROM

Henry Purcell: Dido and Aeneas

Alice Coote - Dido
James Newby - Aeneas
Gemma Summerfield - Belinda
Madeleine Shaw - Sorceress
Nardus Williams - Second Woman
Nicky Spence - Sailor
Tim Mead - Spirit

La Nuova Muisca Choir
La Nuova Musica
David Bates, harpsichord/conductor


WED 16:00 Choral Evensong (m0019c6d)
Hereford Cathedral

Live from Hereford Cathedral during the Three Choirs Festival.

Introit: Eternal Light, shine into our hearts (Lloyd)
Responses: Radcliffe
Psalms 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131 (Cutler, Cooke, Goss, Garrett, Felton, Rogers)
First Lesson: Esther 6 vv.1-13
Canticles: Evening Service in D (Dyson)
Second Lesson: 2 Corinthians 8 vv.1-15
Anthem: Praise (Dobrinka Tabakova)
Hymn: Open are the gifts of God (Buckland)
Voluntary: Fantasy on ‘Sine Nomine’, Op 60 No 5 (Jackson)

The Choirs of Hereford, Gloucester and Worcester Cathedrals
Geraint Bowen (Conductor)
Peter Dyke (Organist)


WED 17:00 In Tune (m0019c6g)
Top-class live music from some of the world's finest musicians


WED 19:00 BBC Proms (m0019c6j)
2022

Prom 16: Sea Sketches with Andrew Manze and BBC NOW

Live at the BBC Proms: the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Andrew Manze perform three works inspired by the sea by Doreen Carwithen, Grace Williams and Ralph Vaughan Williams.

Presented by Nicola Heywood Thomas, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Carwithen: Bishop Rock
G Williams: Sea Sketches

7.30pm
Interval: Vaughan Williams’ Symphony No 1 features settings of two poems by Walt Whitman - Sea Drift and Passage to India. Poet and literary scholar Jack Parlett joins Nicola Heywood-Thomas to share some thoughts about the great American poet and his magnum opus Leaves of Grass.

7.50pm
Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony (Symphony No. 1)

Elizabeth Llewellyn (soprano)
Andrew Foster-Williams (bass-baritone)
BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales
BBC Symphony Chorus
Andrew Manze (conductor)

‘Behold, the sea itself!’ Vaughan Williams’s A Sea Symphony takes the poetry of Walt Whitman and opens the floodgates to a spring tide of inspiration. Andrew Manze’s Vaughan Williams recordings have been praised for their ‘rare sensitivity and warmth’, and in the composer’s 150th-anniversary year, A Sea Symphony gets the deluxe treatment from two of the BBC’s great symphonic choruses, plus the operatic voices of soloists Elizabeth Llewellyn and Andrew Foster-Williams. But the concert opens the way Vaughan Williams would have wanted: with a surging musical seascape from his Welsh pupil Grace Williams, and an equally nautical opener by Doreen Carwithen, composed in 1952 and receiving its first Proms performance in this, her centenary year.


WED 22:00 Sunday Feature (m000xshz)
Then there was Light - Stockhausen's LICHT, his opera for the seven days of the week

LICHT, the vast opera cycle composed by Karlheinz Stockhausen between 1977 and 2004 is an enigma, and composer and broadcaster Robert Worby goes on a personal journey to find out why it divides critics and audiences.

Stockhausen was the most gifted composer of the post-war European avant-garde. In the 1950s, his early works - including some of the first electronic music created - confirmed his genius.

But LICHT wasn't so warmly received.

In LICHT Stockhausen wrote an opera cycle for the new millennium, bewildering in scale, and frequently baffling for audiences, but containing music as challenging as anything that he'd written.

The seven operas, each named after a day of the week, total more than 28 hours. It took Stockhausen 26 years to compose them, and amazingly its musical architecture derives from a three minute 'Super-formula' inspired on a trip to Japan.

Robert Worby speaks with Stockhausen’s family, life partners, critics, scholars and interpreters, who candidly put this extraordinary achievement in the context of his life and work.

Producer Andrew Carter - A Radio Cumbria Production for BBC Radio 3


WED 22:45 The Essay (b0b0x6m2)
My Life in Music

Craigie Hill

Away from the concert platform, five musicians write about the music that has shaped their personal lives.

On the eve of her grandfather's funeral, folk singer/song-writer Karine Polwart had a jiffy bag posted through her letter box, containing a cassette tape of Dick Gaughan's song Craigie Hill.


WED 23:00 Night Tracks (m0019c6l)
A little night music

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



THURSDAY 28 JULY 2022

THU 00:30 Through the Night (m0019c6p)
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-Saëns (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), Tomaž 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
Örebro String Quartet

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

03:50 AM
Kaspar Förster (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 Krása (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)
Antti 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
Stanisław Moniuszko (1819-1872)
Ballet Music for the Merry Wives of Windsor by Otto Nicolai
Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Łukasz 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

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)


THU 06:30 Breakfast (m0019cpz)
Thursday - Petroc's classical commute

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

Plus every day this week on Breakfast, we celebrate the Commonwealth Games 2022 taking place in Birmingham, with a piece by a composer from the Commonwealth. Ranging from Africa to the Caribbean and North America, from Malta in the Mediterranean to New Zealand, we explore the rich musical heritage of the Commonwealth nations.

Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk


THU 09:00 Essential Classics (m0019cq1)
Georgia Mann

Georgia Mann 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 Performers – the first of five tracks this week showcasing the work of conductor Sir Simon Rattle.

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


THU 12:00 Composer of the Week (m0019cq3)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

For… Therese?

Donald Macleod untangles the enigma of Beethoven’s most famous piano bagatelle, and tells how the composer once nearly attacked his most important patron with a chair!

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) composed piano music in the form of themes and variations across his entire career - from his earliest published work to his late, titanic “Diabelli Variations”, lasting nearly an hour. And Beethoven’s life can itself be seen as a set of variations on a theme: recurring episodes of unrequited love, artistic anguish, angry fallings-out and constant striving for the highest pinnacle of musical achievement. Yet Beethoven’s piano variations often lie in the shadow of his 32 great sonatas for the instrument. This week, Donald Macleod puts that right - shining a light on this remarkable corpus of work, as well another often-overlooked genre: his piano bagatelles.

By 1806, Beethoven was slowly coming to terms with his deafness - and beginning to be sociable again amongst friends and admirers. Yet this was a mixed blessing… Donald Macleod explores two stories in which the famously temperamental composer very nearly got himself into a sticky situation - involving an irate Prince and an irate husband respectively. He also explores two further sets of piano variations - including Beethoven’s brilliant C Minor set, WoO 80 - and unravels the fleeting yet profound pictures painted in the composer’s late set of Eleven Bagatelles, Op 119.

Tarnopolsky: Echoes Of The Passing Day
Moscow Ensemble of Soloists

Bagatelle in A Minor (“Für Elise”), WoO 59
Paul Lewis, piano

Variations in C Minor, WoO 80
Simon Trpčeski, piano

Mass in C Major: Credo
Genia Kühmeier, soprano
Gerhild Romberger, alto
Maximilian Schmitt, tenor
Luca Pisaroni, bass-baritone
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Mariss Jansons, conductor

Variations on an original theme (March from the “Ruins of Athens”), Op 76
Ronald Brautigam, piano

Eleven Bagatelles, Op 119
Paul Lewis, piano

Producer: Steven Rajam


THU 13:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (m0019cq5)
East Neuk Festival 2022 (3/4)

Pianists Samson Tsoy and Pavel Kolesnikov join forces at this beautiful seaside Festival in Fife to perform a stunning programme for four hands.

Kurtag's selection of games (Jatekok) sit alongside Beethoven's colourful Op.45 marches as Tsoy and Kolesnikov extend the theme of play in their recital. Stravinsky's own two-piano version of The Rite of Spring follows the blueprint for the final orchestral ballet score.

Ludwig van Beethoven: March 1, Op.45
György Kurtág: Jatekok IV: Furious chorale
Beethoven: March 2, Op.45
Kurtág: Jatekok VIII: Beating - Quarrelling
Beethoven: March 3, Op.45
Igor Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

Samson Tsoy, piano
Pavel Kolesnikov, piano

Presented by Tom Redmond
Produced by Laura Metcalfe


THU 14:00 Afternoon Concert (m0019cq7)
Thursday - Loops, Spells and the New World

Ian Skelly with music for the afternoon including another chance to hear the Folk Connections Prom from Sage Gateshead with the Royal Northern Sinfonia, Spell Songs and the Voices of River's Edge. Also in the programme the choice of Ian's Prom artist guest.

Charles Ives: America
Simon Preston (organ)

BBC PROM - Folk Connections from Sage Gateshead

John Adams Shaker Loops

Judith Weir Indelible Miraculous, a poem by Julia Darling (world premiere)

Spell Songs Thrift (Dig In, Dig In)

Spell Songs Acorn

Spell Songs Little Astronaut

Spell Songs Moth

Traditional Water of Tyne

INTERVAL

Dvořák Symphony No. 9 in E minor, ‘From the New World’

Voices of the River’s Edge

Karine Polwart, Rachel Newton and Jim Molyneux from Spell Songs

Royal Northern Sinfonia

Dinis Sousa, conductor


THU 17:00 In Tune (m0019cq9)
Top-class live music from some of the world's finest musicians


THU 19:00 In Tune Mixtape (m0019cqc)
An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises


THU 19:30 BBC Proms (m0019cqf)
2022

Prom 17: Brahms’s A German Requiem

Live at the BBC Proms: the BBC SSO and Ilan Volkov are joined by Elena Tsallagova and Shenyang for Brahms's A German Requiem. Jennifer Walshe is the soloist in her own piece.

Presented by Kate Molleson, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Jennifer Walshe: The Site of an Investigation

20.00
Interval: Chain Reactions (1/6)
Georgia Mann and Tom Service take us on the first of six unpredictable musical journeys which connect the last piece in the first half of a Prom to the first piece after the interval. Expect the unexpected in this refreshing interval G&T with Georgia and Tom!

20.20
Brahms: A German Requiem

Jennifer Walshe, voice
Elena Tsallagova, soprano
Shenyang, bass-baritone
National Youth Choir of Great Britain
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Ilan Volkov, conductor

Be here now, they say – but in 2022, and a world in which threats come as fast as wonders, why would you even want to? The Site of an Investigation is Jennifer Walshe’s one-woman response. It’s a massive, multilayered symphonic deep-dive into social media, algorithm madness, streaming playlists and micropollutants – all in search of a very personal path into the open. Conductor Ilan Volkov never takes the obvious perspective and, after the interval, he conducts Brahms’s heartfelt A German Requiem: a service of consolation from a composer without conventional religious faith, but with a limitless depth of compassion. An answer, of sorts? Decide for yourself…


THU 22:00 Sunday Feature (m000xdwh)
Tranquility Inc - The Great New Ambient Wave

Elizabeth Alker steps back into the glitz and excess of Japan during the 1980s, when the Yen dominated global markets, and a housing boom the likes of which the world had never seen transformed Tokyo into a vital and chaotic metropolis.

In the midst of all that freneticism lies a hidden chapter in the global history of the avant-garde: Japan’s Kankyo Ongaku movement, where groundbreaking composers, bolstered by corporate patronage, reimagined the function of music in an increasingly fast-paced society. Influenced by the likes of Brian Eno, John Cage, and Erik Satie, they proposed a new form of ambient music – one that would help guide Japan’s citizens through both private and public worlds.

When Japan’s economy collapsed in the 1990s, the output of these musicians was subsequently buried under the rubble of a burst bubble, but now, for the first time, it’s finding a new life with listeners in the West.

Elizabeth speaks to the corporations who funded this unlikely partnership (MUJI, Seiko, Wacoal), as well as the composers who benefited from it (Takashi Kokubo, Inoyama Land, Yoshio Ojima) in order to trace this unlikely instalment in the landscape of experimental composition, and to ask why we are only uncovering its output now.

Producer: Frank Palmer
A Tempo & Talker production for BBC Radio 3


THU 22:45 The Essay (b0b0xk6q)
My Life in Music

Shostakovich's Second Piano Trio

Away from the concert platform, five musicians write about the music that has shaped their personal lives.

Composer and viola player Sally Beamish talks about her violinist mother's fascination with Shostakovich - and explores the Second Piano Trio, looking at the influence it had on her own work. She describes her mother's gradual decline into dementia, and their complex and intense relationship.

Producer: Rosie Boulton
A Must Try Softer Production


THU 23:00 The Night Tracks Mix (m0019cqh)
Music for the night

Sara Mohr-Pietsch with a magical sonic journey for late-night listening. With tracks by Hinako Omori, Arooj Aftab, William Grant Still and Thomas Tallis.

Subscribe to receive your weekly mix on BBC Sounds.


THU 23:30 Unclassified (m0017m7j)
New sounds in ambient music

Elizabeth Alker selects new sounds in ambient music, featuring a study in vocal melancholia from Tirzah, the dark sonic textures of Alex Rex’s Mouthful of Earth poetry settings, and pioneering multi-instrumentalist and composer Shabaka Hutchings invoking forests of sound under his solo moniker Shabaka.

Produced by Phil Smith
A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3

01 00:00:10 ERAAN (artist)
Enough
Performer: ERAAN
Duration 00:02:19

02 00:03:15 Tirzah (artist)
Ribs
Performer: Tirzah
Duration 00:03:34

03 00:06:50 LYR (artist)
Great Coat
Performer: LYR
Duration 00:03:44

04 00:11:14 Lomond Campbell (artist)
The Late Machine
Performer: Lomond Campbell
Duration 00:04:56

05 00:16:11 Cate Le Bon (artist)
Remembering Me
Performer: Cate Le Bon
Duration 00:04:33

06 00:21:31 Flore Laurentienne (artist)
Navigation IV
Performer: Flore Laurentienne
Duration 00:03:25

07 00:24:56 Throbbing Gristle (artist)
Hot On The Heels of Love
Performer: Throbbing Gristle
Duration 00:04:20

08 00:29:55 Youth Landscapers Collective (artist)
Hive
Performer: Youth Landscapers Collective
Duration 00:02:36

09 00:32:30 The Humble Bee (artist)
Inside Out Mountains
Performer: The Humble Bee
Duration 00:05:29

10 00:38:23 Rich Ruth (artist)
Taken Back
Performer: Rich Ruth
Duration 00:05:32

11 00:43:56 Alex Rex (artist)
Wastwater
Performer: Alex Rex
Duration 00:02:23

12 00:46:20 Bryan Senti (artist)
Manu
Performer: Bryan Senti
Duration 00:04:13

13 00:50:37 Martha Skye Murphy (artist)
Stuck
Performer: Martha Skye Murphy
Duration 00:04:22

14 00:56:01 Shabaka (artist)
Black Meditation
Performer: Shabaka
Duration 00:03:59



FRIDAY 29 JULY 2022

FRI 00:30 Through the Night (m0019cqk)
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
Antonín Reichenauer (1694-1730)
Overture in B flat major for 2 oboes, bassoon and strings
Shai Kribus (oboe), Mirjam Hüttner (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 Hüttner (oboe), Sergio Azzolini (bassoon), Camerata Bern, Sergio Azzolini (director)

12:56 AM
Antonín 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 Hünteler (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 Engegård (conductor)

03:30 AM
Milosavljevic, Ana (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 Wiłkomirski (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, Štefan Róbl (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 von 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 Lhévinne (transcriber)
Kamennoi Ostrov (Op 10 no 22)
Josef Lhévinne (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 (m0019csy)
Friday - Petroc's classical alarm call

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

Plus every day this week on Breakfast, we celebrate the Commonwealth Games 2022 taking place in Birmingham, with a piece by a composer from the Commonwealth. Ranging from Africa to the Caribbean and North America, from Malta in the Mediterranean to New Zealand, we explore the rich musical heritage of the Commonwealth nations.

Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk


FRI 09:00 Essential Classics (m0019ct0)
Georgia Mann

Georgia Mann 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 Performers – the first of five tracks this week showcasing the work of conductor Sir Simon Rattle.

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


FRI 12:00 Composer of the Week (m0019ct2)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

The Diabellis

Donald Macleod ends his week exploring themes and variations with a look at the composition of Beethoven’s astonishing late Diabelli Variations.

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) composed piano music in the form of themes and variations across his entire career - from his earliest published work to his late, titanic “Diabelli Variations”, lasting nearly an hour. And Beethoven’s life can itself be seen as a set of variations on a theme: recurring episodes of unrequited love, artistic anguish, angry fallings-out and constant striving for the highest pinnacle of musical achievement. Yet Beethoven’s piano variations often lie in the shadow of his 32 great sonatas for the instrument. This week, Donald Macleod puts that right - shining a light on this remarkable corpus of work, as well another often-overlooked genre: his piano bagatelles.

In 1818, the publisher and minor composer Anton Diabelli came up with a marketing gimmick: asking 50 composers to write a variation on his own theme, and publishing them as a glamorous set. He could have never imagined in his wildest dreams that one of them - Ludwig van Beethoven - would go stupendously off-piste…and create one of the greatest masterpieces of all piano repertoire. Donald Macleod tells the story of the Diabelli Variations’ composition, at a typically tempestuous time in Beethoven’s life. He also explores other composers’ efforts with Diabelli’s melody in both 19th and 21st centuries: including Mozart’s son F.X. Mozart, Franz Schubert, and perhaps most remarkably, an eight-year-old Franz Liszt.

Diabelli Variations, Op 120: Theme
Mitsuko Uchida, piano

Diabelli Variations, Op 120: Variations 1-10
Mitsuko Uchida, piano

Toshio Hosokawa: Verlust
Franz Liszt: Variation 24 for Diabelli’s Waltz
F.X. Mozart: Variation 28 for Diabelli’s Waltz
Schubert: Variation 38 for Diabelli’s Waltz
Rudolf Buchbinder, piano

Uri Caine: Diabelli Variation XXXII
Concerto Koeln
Uri Caine, conductor

Diabelli Variations, Op 120: Variations 25-33
Andreas Staier, fortepiano

Producer: Steven Rajam


FRI 13:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (m0019ct4)
East Neuk Festival 2022 (4/4)

Long-standing collaborators pianist Boris Giltburg and the Pavel Haas Quartet bring Czech chamber music to this beautiful seaside festival in Fife.

Dvorak's quintet is open-hearted and lyrical like many of his magnificent chamber works, and it has been hugely popular since it was first premiered in Prague in 1888. Dvorak's composition pupil and son-in-law Josef Suk wrote his heartfelt Meditation Op 35a based on an ancient Czech hymn after the outbreak of war in 1914.

Suk: Meditation on the Old Czech Hymn ‘St Wenceslas’ Op 35a
Dvorak: Piano Quintet No 2 in A major Op 81

Pavel Haas Quartet
Boris Giltburg, piano

Presented by Tom Redmond
Produced by Laura Metcalfe


FRI 14:00 Afternoon Concert (m0019ct6)
Friday - The CBSO at the Proms

Ian Skelly introduces music by Rachmaninov, Glinka and Ethel Smyth performed by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and its chief conductor designate, Kazuki Yamada, at this year's Proms. Plus a choice of music from Ian's Prom Guest and the last of this week's listener suggestions.

Sergey Rachmaninov: Prelude in G# minor op32
Nikolai Lugansky, piano

BBC PROM - Yamada conducts the CBSO

Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka: Ruslan and Lyudmila – overture
Ethel Smyth: Concerto for Violin and Horn

INTERVAL

Sergey Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2 in E minor


FRI 16:30 The Listening Service (b0b1pb09)
The Sea

Join Tom on a Listening Service voyage across our oceans to discover why music has long been inspired by the sea - from Sibelius and Mendelssohn to John Luther Adams and The Beatles - how have composers tried to capture the ocean in their music? Is it even possible?

Meanwhile, Tom discovers music that is literally created by the sea itself from Blackpool to the Arctic, and dives down into the sounds of coral reefs with the marine biologist Helen Scales to hear the noisy vibrant reality of life under the waves, from snapping pistol shrimps and angry damsel fish to singing whales.


FRI 17:00 In Tune (m0019ct8)
Top-class live music from some of the world's finest musicians


FRI 19:00 In Tune Mixtape (m0019ctb)
An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises


FRI 19:30 BBC Proms (m0019ctd)
2022

Prom 18: Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony

Live at the BBC Proms: the BBC SSO, Alpesh Chauhan and percussionist Colin Currie perform a new concerto by Nicole Lizée, and after the interval, Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony.

Presented by Martin Handley, live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Nicole Lizée: Blurr is the Colour of My True Love’s Eyes (BBC co-commission: European premiere)
Bruckner: String Quintet in F major – Adagio, arr. Skrowaczewski

20:15
Interval: the meaning of Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony in Stalin's Soviet times - and its echoes in today's world.

20:35
Shostakovich: Symphony No.5 in D minor

Colin Currie, percussion
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Alpesh Chauhan, conductor

Music and politics don’t mix, or so we’re told. But Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony was written in direct response to an attack on the composer from Stalin himself, and the stakes – in 1930s Russia – could hardly have been higher. That’s the history; its legacy is a shattering musical testament of humanity against oppression. The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra is led by its young Associate Conductor Alpesh Chauhan. First, a vision of pure beauty from Anton Bruckner, before Colin Currie (‘the world’s finest and most daring percussionist’ – The Spectator) takes the spotlight in a new concerto by Nicole Lizée: the Canadian sonic magician who lists MTV, Alexander McQueen, early video games and thrash metal among her influences.


FRI 22:00 Between the Ears (m00061lt)
The Virtually Melodic Cave

To view the VR experience in 360 on your smartphone, either click or paste the following link into your search browser:

https://youtu.be/RHt6QIJI9cU also available from the GSA SimVis YouTube channel.

For the first time, a virtual reality experience and radio documentary will bring to life the ethereal magic of Fingal's Cave - the awesome natural structure on the uninhabited island of Staffa, in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. Using cutting-edge technology, which captures not only the acoustics of the melodic cave, but its awe-inspiring visual scale and beauty, this Between the Ears takes you to a site of natural beauty that has inspired Felix Mendelssohn, Jules Verne, John Keats, August Strindberg and countless others.

Featuring a rich cinematic sound experience, we follow the work of Dr Stuart Jeffrey from The Glasgow School of Art’s School of Simulation and Visualisation, and sound designer and composer, Aaron May, as they both – in their own ways - explore the remarkable Fingal's Cave. A few years ago Stuart and a team of archaeologists from the National Trust for Scotland discovered Bronze Age remains close to the cave and near a 19th century building that was used by early tourists as a shelter from the elements. We join Stuart on location as he continues the dig and unearths further evidence of a Bronze Age site, and we accompany him into the heart of the cave during different sea states.

At certain times, the cave actually sounds musical, and this is the reason why local people named it the ‘musical cave’. Stuart explains that inside the cave there is a natural cognitive dissonance that can be very unsettling, indeed some visitors are left feeling on edge. This is because the resonant sounds of blowing and popping, together with booming waves; create a soundscape that does not match the movement of the waves.

During the Romantic period, Fingal's Cave attracted much attention and inspired many musicians, artists and literary figures and poets. Felix Mendelssohn made it ashore in 1829 and was so moved by the unearthly sounds that fill the cave he created the remarkable Hebrides Overture in response. Jules Verne said, "the vast cavern with its mysterious, dark, weed-covered chambers and marvellous basaltic pillars produced upon me a most striking impression and was the origin of my book, Le Rayon Vert”. During the 19th-century era of romanticism and the sublime, the Germans were particularly enthralled by Fingal’s Cave. Not only did they visit, but quirky plays and stories were even set there (including Bride of the Isles about vampires living inside Fingal's Cave).

The location’s rich mythology, including that of mermaids and giants, highlights the sublime aspect of the place. Stuart's wider research, a collaboration with Professor Sian Jones at the University of Stirling, is trying to fill in the gap between how the Romantics viewed it - a site of awe - and how we see it today. “We have become dull souls, seeing it only as a nature reserve,” he says. Stuart hopes to change that perception by investigating whether cutting-edge technology can capture a place’s very essence.

And this is where composer Aaron May comes into this story. Whereas Stuart has spent many hours within the magnificent natural structure, Aaron has never set foot in Fingal’s Cave. But for this documentary he has created a new musical composition based upon his experience of entering a phenomenally exact virtual reality reconstruction, made by Stuart and his team at Glasgow School of Art. The VR version, features laser scans, photogrammetry and acoustic sound maps. You are able to tour the entire length of the cave and even hear how a piece of music would sound if played within it. A version of this virtual reality experience, complete with Aaron’s composition, will be made available for listeners to explore on their smart phones. And of course, Aaron’s remarkable and evocative soundtrack will feature in the radio documentary.

Listeners will be able to access a version of the VR experience using their smart phones and a high-end version, running on an HTC Vive, will showcase at the Edinburgh Festivals in August 2019. For those unable to make the trip to Staffa, it’s the nearest you will get to experiencing the full majesty of the location.

To view the VR experience in 360 on your smartphone, paste the following link into your search browser: https://youtu.be/RHt6QIJI9cU

Producer: Kate Bissell

With thanks to:
Composer Aaron May
Dr Stuart Jeffrey from the School of Simulation and Visualisation at The Glasgow School of Art
Derek Alexander from The National Trust for Scotland
Professor Sian Jones from the University of Stirling
Shona Noble
Aura Bockute
Singing in Aaron’s composition by Heloise Werner and David Ridley


FRI 22:30 The Essay (m000j2qy)
Folk at Home

At Home with Rachel Unthank

From her garage studio in Wiltshire, Verity Sharp calls up musicians who are rooted in traditional music, exercises their home-recording skills, and asks them to sing something that’s been particularly resonating for them during lockdown. In this episode Rachel Unthank shares how her childhood memory of songs is helping with home schooling.

In this period of social distancing, how is music helping us keep connected to the things that matter? With its deep links to people, communities, land, nature and history, folk song has much to offer at this point in time.

Presented and produced by Verity Sharp.
A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3.


FRI 22:45 The Essay (b0b0x18w)
My Life in Music

O Come, O Come Emmanuel

Away from the concert platform, five musicians write about the music that has shaped their personal lives.

Folk singer/song-writer Chris Wood was a boy chorister at Canterbury Cathedral. The build-up at Christmas time to a performance of the hymn O Come, O Come Emmanuel had both a profound and mundane effect on this eight-year-old child.

Producer: Rosie Boulton
A Must Try Softer Production


FRI 23:00 Late Junction (m0019ctg)
Max Tundra's mixtape

Jennifer Lucy Allan shares a mixtape from pioneering producer Max Tundra. Dismantling, reconfiguring, and exaggerating the sonic tropes of pop music, Max Tundra’s avant-garde and maximalist aesthetic - heard across a trio of albums in the 2000s - paved the way for the explosion of hyperpop and label-collectives like PC Music. Tundra’s playful commitment to piling sounds together began with what he describes as the “queasily irritating collection” of answerphone messages created for his parent’s home phone in the 1980s (unsuspecting callers would be met with a barrage of samples, songs, silly noises and even a compelling story about an avocado stone.) And in the 2000s, carting “from house to house” the Commodore Amiga home computer system bought with his bar mitzvah money, Max Tundra began releasing music that sought to be “genre-free”, initially employing “an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink multi-instrumental approach” before exploring a more synthetic sound as the decade progressed. On the eve of the release of new remixes of those seminal albums, Max offers up a Late Junction mixtape full of impossible vocals and wild pop abandon, including the “woozy electronic joy” of Vegyn, a song he wrote for Daphne & Celeste’s comeback, and the reeling experimentation of NNAMDÏ.

Elsewhere in the show there’s new music from São Paulo singer Juçara Marçal, and percussionist Julian Sartorius’ improvisations with places in a Swiss village are reworked by the sound artist Feldermelder; and producer Osheyack offers a homage to the experimental club music scene in Shanghai.

Produced by Phil Smith
A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3




LIST OF THIS WEEK'S PROGRAMMES
(Note: the times link back to the details; the pids link to the BBC page, including iPlayer)

Afternoon Concert 14:00 MON (m0019cpj)

Afternoon Concert 14:00 TUE (m0019c9s)

Afternoon Concert 14:00 WED (m0019c6b)

Afternoon Concert 14:00 THU (m0019cq7)

Afternoon Concert 14:00 FRI (m0019ct6)

BBC Proms 15:00 SAT (m0019byh)

BBC Proms 19:30 SAT (m0019byr)

BBC Proms 13:00 SUN (m0019519)

BBC Proms 18:30 SUN (m0019c1b)

BBC Proms 13:00 MON (m0019cpg)

BBC Proms 19:30 MON (m0019cps)

BBC Proms 19:30 TUE (m0019c9z)

BBC Proms 19:00 WED (m0019c6j)

BBC Proms 19:30 THU (m0019cqf)

BBC Proms 19:30 FRI (m0019ctd)

Between the Ears 22:00 FRI (m00061lt)

Breakfast 07:00 SAT (m0019by7)

Breakfast 07:00 SUN (m0019c10)

Breakfast 06:30 MON (m0019cp8)

Breakfast 06:30 TUE (m0019c9j)

Breakfast 06:30 WED (m0019c61)

Breakfast 06:30 THU (m0019cpz)

Breakfast 06:30 FRI (m0019csy)

Choral Evensong 15:00 SUN (m001952s)

Choral Evensong 16:00 WED (m0019c6d)

Classical Fix 00:00 MON (m0019c1g)

Composer of the Week 12:00 MON (m0019cpd)

Composer of the Week 12:00 TUE (m0019c9n)

Composer of the Week 12:00 WED (m0019c65)

Composer of the Week 12:00 THU (m0019cq3)

Composer of the Week 12:00 FRI (m0019ct2)

Essential Classics 09:00 MON (m0019cpb)

Essential Classics 09:00 TUE (m0019c9l)

Essential Classics 09:00 WED (m0019c63)

Essential Classics 09:00 THU (m0019cq1)

Essential Classics 09:00 FRI (m0019ct0)

Freeness 00:00 SUN (m0019byw)

Happy Harmonies with Laufey 02:00 SAT (m000x7x6)

In Tune Mixtape 19:00 MON (m0019cpq)

In Tune Mixtape 19:00 TUE (m0019c9x)

In Tune Mixtape 19:00 THU (m0019cqc)

In Tune Mixtape 19:00 FRI (m0019ctb)

In Tune 17:00 MON (m0019cpn)

In Tune 17:00 TUE (m0019c9v)

In Tune 17:00 WED (m0019c6g)

In Tune 17:00 THU (m0019cq9)

In Tune 17:00 FRI (m0019ct8)

Inside Music 13:00 SAT (m0019byf)

J to Z 17:00 SAT (m0019bym)

Jazz Record Requests 16:00 SUN (m0019c16)

Late Junction 23:00 FRI (m0019ctg)

Music Planet 16:00 SAT (m0019byk)

New Generation Artists 11:45 SAT (m0019byc)

New Generation Artists 18:30 SAT (m0019byp)

New Generation Artists 16:30 MON (m0019cpl)

New Music Show 22:00 SAT (m0019byt)

Night Tracks 23:00 MON (m0019cpv)

Night Tracks 23:00 TUE (m0019cb1)

Night Tracks 23:00 WED (m0019c6l)

Piano Flow 01:00 SAT (m000vzby)

Private Passions 12:00 SUN (m00126v5)

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert 13:00 TUE (m0019c9q)

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert 13:00 WED (m0019c68)

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert 13:00 THU (m0019cq5)

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert 13:00 FRI (m0019ct4)

Record Review 09:00 SAT (m0019by9)

Sunday Feature 22:00 MON (m000s2h0)

Sunday Feature 22:00 TUE (m000xkd6)

Sunday Feature 22:00 WED (m000xshz)

Sunday Feature 22:00 THU (m000xdwh)

Sunday Morning 09:00 SUN (m0019c12)

The Early Music Show 14:00 SUN (m0019c14)

The Essay 22:45 MON (m000d83r)

The Essay 22:45 TUE (m000d7zx)

The Essay 22:45 WED (b0b0x6m2)

The Essay 22:45 THU (b0b0xk6q)

The Essay 22:30 FRI (m000j2qy)

The Essay 22:45 FRI (b0b0x18w)

The Listening Service 16:30 FRI (b0b1pb09)

The Night Tracks Mix 23:00 THU (m0019cqh)

This Classical Life 12:30 SAT (m000kwjh)

Through the Night 03:00 SAT (m001953q)

Through the Night 01:00 SUN (m0019byy)

Through the Night 00:30 MON (m0019c1j)

Through the Night 00:30 TUE (m0019cpx)

Through the Night 00:30 WED (m0019cb3)

Through the Night 00:30 THU (m0019c6p)

Through the Night 00:30 FRI (m0019cqk)

Unclassified 23:30 THU (m0017m7j)

Words and Music 17:00 SUN (m0019c18)

World of Classical 23:00 SUN (m0019c1d)