The BBC has announced that it has a sustainable plan for the future of the BBC Singers, in association with The VOCES8 Foundation.
The threat to reduce the staff of the three English orchestras by 20% has not been lifted, but it is being reconsidered.
See the BBC press release here.

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SAT 01:00 Ultimate Calm (m001fx0n)
Ólafur Arnalds: Series 1

Calm music for stormy weather feat. Arooj Aftab

Join Icelandic composer and pianist Ólafur Arnalds for another hour-long musical journey that seeks to find that elusive feeling of calm.

In this episode, Ólafur puts his head into the clouds to look for the calm within the storm, with a selection of music inspired by rain, wind and thunder. He shares music from Chopin, Eydís Evensen and Chihei Hatakeyama, and talks about the comforting effect that the sounds of bad weather can have on you when you’re tucked up inside.

Plus the composer Arooj Aftab transports us to her Safe Haven, the place where she feels the most calm, with a recording from a thunderstorm outside her apartment in New York.

Produced by Katie Callin
A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3 and BBC Sounds

01 00:00:14 Ólafur Arnalds (artist)
Performer: Ólafur Arnalds
Duration 00:00:29

02 00:00:44 Atli Örvarsson (artist)
Performer: Atli Örvarsson
Duration 00:05:36

03 00:06:12 Jonny Nash (artist)
Photo With Grey Sky, White Clouds
Performer: Jonny Nash
Performer: Suzanne Kraft
Duration 00:08:18

04 00:14:31 Eydís Evensen (artist)
Performer: Eydís Evensen
Duration 00:04:11

05 00:18:42 Bing & Ruth (artist)
And Then It Rained
Performer: Bing & Ruth
Duration 00:04:04

06 00:22:46 Chihei Hatakeyama (artist)
Night Wind
Performer: Chihei Hatakeyama
Duration 00:04:50

07 00:27:35 Floating Points (artist)
Movement 1
Performer: Floating Points
Performer: Pharoah Sanders
Performer: London Symphony Orchestra
Duration 00:06:21

08 00:34:01 Arooj Aftab (artist)
Baghon Main
Performer: Arooj Aftab
Duration 00:06:02

09 00:43:58 Phoria (artist)
Performer: Phoria
Duration 00:01:41

10 00:45:38 Frédéric Chopin
Prélude In D Flat Major ("Raindrop")
Performer: Ólafur Arnalds
Performer: Alice Sara Ott
Duration 00:05:18

11 00:51:17 Ekkehard Ehlers (artist)
Play John Cassavetes 2
Performer: Ekkehard Ehlers
Duration 00:07:52

SAT 02:00 Happy Harmonies with Laufey (m000wyxz)
Stunning harmonies from film soundtracks

Laufey looks to the movies for this playlist of stunning harmonies. With tracks from Romeo and Juliet, Frozen and La La Land.

SAT 03:00 Through the Night (m001q79v)
Nielsen and Tjøgersen in Bergen

Violinist Johan Dalene joins the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and Edward Gardner in Nielsen's Violin Concerto before John Adams's epic Harmonium. Jonathan Swain presents.

03:01 AM
Kristine Tjogersen (b. 1982)
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Edward Gardner (conductor)

03:11 AM
Carl Nielsen (1865-1931)
Violin Concerto, op. 33
Johan Dalene (violin), Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Edward Gardner (conductor)

03:47 AM
John Adams (1947-)
Edvard Grieg Kor, Bergen Philharmonic Choir, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Edward Gardner (conductor)

04:23 AM
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
String Quartet no.14 in D minor, D.810, 'Death and the Maiden'
Eos Quartet

05:01 AM
Johann Strauss II (1825-1899)
Roses from the South - waltz, Op.388
RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, Rossen Milanov (conductor)

05:11 AM
Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937)
Polish Dances
Jerzy Godziszewski (piano)

05:19 AM
Ester Magi (1922-2021)
Ballad 'Tuule Tuba' (1981)
Academic Male Choir of Tallinn Technical University, Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Arvo Volmer (conductor)

05:28 AM
Pieter Hellendaal (1721-1799)
Sonata for cello and continuo in G major, Op 5 no 8
Jaap ter Linden (cello), Ton Koopman (harpsichord), Ageet Zweistra (cello)

05:38 AM
Georges Hue (1858-1948)
Phantasy vers. flute and piano
Iveta Kundratova (flute), Inna Aslamasova (piano)

05:45 AM
Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
Overture to 'L'Italiana in Algeri'
Croatian Radio-Television Symphony Orchestra, Enrico Dindo (conductor)

05:54 AM
Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
Piano Trio no 2 in E minor Op 67
Altenberg Trio Vienna

06:21 AM
Joaquin Rodrigo (1901-1999)
3 Piezas espanolas for guitar
Goran Listes (guitar)

06:35 AM
Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)
Quintet in B flat major Op.34 for clarinet and strings (J.182)
Lena Jonhall (clarinet), Zetterqvist String Quartet

SAT 07:00 Breakfast (m001qfnh)
Your classical weekend

Elizabeth Alker with her Breakfast melange of classical music, folk, found sounds and the odd Unclassified track. Start your weekend right.

SAT 09:00 Record Review (m001qfnq)
Mozart's Symphony No 35 in D, 'Haffner', in Building a Library with Roger Parker and Andrew McGregor

Andrew McGregor with the best new recordings of classical music.

9.30 am
Celebrated tenor Mark Padmore is in the studio with a clutch of exciting new releases and shares his 'On Repeat' track – a recording which he is currently listening to again and again.

10.30 am
Building a Library: Roger Parker chooses his favourite recording of Mozart Symphony No. 35 in D major ('Haffner'), K. 385.

In July 1782, Leopold Mozart wrote to his son. He wanted a symphony for Salzburg family friend Sigismund Haffner to celebrate the ennoblement of his son, Sigismund Jnr. In a famous letter Mozart replied from Vienna "I am up to my eyes in work... And now you ask me to write a new symphony! I must just spend the night over it, for that is the only way... I shall work as fast as possible and, as far as haste permits, I shall turn out good work."

When Leopold returned the score and parts from Salzburg ahead of the symphony's first public performance, in Vienna the following year, Mozart wrote back "My new Haffner symphony has positively amazed me... I had forgotten every single note of it. It must surely produce a good effect." And, with a tweak to the orchestration and some judicious pruning, it surely did. The celebratory music, with its exuberant outer movements, was an instant hit with the Viennese public and, unusually, even the Emperor stayed until the end of the concert.

11.20 am
Record of the Week: Andrew’s top pick.

Send us your On Repeat recommendations at or tweet us @BBCRadio3

SAT 11:45 Music Matters (m001qfny)
Dame Janet Baker

Presenter Sara Mohr-Pietsch speaks to one of the most treasured and celebrated British mezzo-sopranos, Dame Janet Baker. Following the recent celebrations of her 90th birthday, she reflects on her life in music, the physical and mental toll of performance, and a singer’s responsibility to always serve both the composer and the musical score.

Serving the score of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, the much-lauded conductor John Wilson joins Sara to discuss his sumptuous new album - the first ever complete recording of the musical’s original Broadway manuscript. He explains the painstaking research behind the restoration of Robert Russell Bennett’s original orchestrations, how he approaches the task of preparing repertoire for the stage, and how to create the magical sound of musical theatre during its ‘golden age’ in the 1940s.

Recently returned from filming concerts performed for soldiers fighting on the frontline, the BBC correspondent Mark Urban tells Music Matters about the current situation inside Ukraine. Sara speaks to composer and performer Ihor Zavhorodnii, and violinist Vera Lytovschenko, about their efforts to bring musical relief to residents in schools, hospitals and bomb shelters, and hears how they’re trying to reach and serve audiences inside their war-torn country. She hears, too, from the Chief Music Editor of Ukrainian Public Radio’s cultural station, Oleksandr Piriyev, who describes how he’s promoting Ukrainian music through the European Broadcasting Union.

SAT 12:30 This Classical Life (m001qfp5)
Jess Gillam with... Lucy Humphris

Jess Gillam and trumpeter Lucy Humphris share their favourite music. Their musical adventure today includes scary Prokofiev, dreamy Debussy, wide open space from Edmund Finnis and Schoenberg, birdsong with Lady Maisery and some 8-bit chiptune from the computer game FEZ by Disasterpeace.


Cinderella-Suite Nr. 1, Op. 107, VIII. Midnight
Ukrainian State Symphony Orchestra, Theodore Kuchar

Edmund Finnis - Preludes I and II for Solo Cello
Sheku Kanneh-Mason (cello)

Disasterpeace - Adventure from FEZ

Debussy – Reverie
Jean Yves Thibaudet (piano)

Lady Maisery – Birdsong

Colin Stetson - Nature is Timeless

Arnold Schoenberg - Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4: I. Sehr langsam
Juilliard String Quartet, Yo-Yo Ma

Clara Schumann - Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 17: III. Andante
Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin), Pablo Ferrandez (cello), Lambert Orkis (piano)

SAT 13:00 Inside Music (m001qfp9)
Baritone Benjamin Appl with sparkling voices and inspiring collaborations

Today on Inside Music, baritone Benjamin Appl admires the way lutenist Thomas Dunford draws listeners into his sound world, and reveals how Max Raabe uses his voice to emphasise the text in the song Bel Ami.

There’s also music for reflection in the hands of pianist Martha Argerich, and Benjamin shares his experience of witnessing the composition process of György Kurtág.

Plus, a shining tenor voice who Benjamin claims is almost universally admired by singers…

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

A Tandem Production for BBC Radio 3

SAT 15:00 Sound of Cinema (m001q71c)

With the release of Kenneth Branagh's new film A Haunting in Venice, Matthew Sweet samples its soundtrack and the music of other movies set amid the backdrop of Venice.

SAT 16:00 Music Planet (m001qfpg)
With Lopa Kothari

Lopa Kothari with the latest sounds from across the globe and a recording of Malian singer-songwriter Fatoumata Diawara and Tuareg rockers Tinariwen live at Radio France earlier this year. Plus a track from this week's Classic Artist Amar Essahi, one of the key names in the development of the Algerian chaabi style.

SAT 17:00 J to Z (m001qfpm)
Japanese jazz focus with Miho Hazama

Jumoké Fashola celebrates Japan’s rich and expansive jazz scene, playing classic tracks and creative new releases by some of the country's jazz pioneers.

Later on she's joined by one of the most exciting voices in contemporary jazz big band, the Grammy-nominated composer and conductor Miho Hazama who shares some of the music that has inspired her work, following the release of her latest album Beyond Orbits. Miho reflects on her childhood in Japan, playing music by a Japanese piano great with a sublime touch, and a composition by her mentor, Maria Schneider, that's full of surprises.

Produced by Thomas Rees for Somethin’ Else

SAT 18:30 Opera on 3 (m001qfps)
Verdi's Don Carlo

Verdi's Don Carlo from the Royal Opera House, London, starring soprano Lise Davidsen, tenor Brian Jagde and bass John Relyea, conducted by Bertrand de Billy.

Don Carlos, the Infante of Spain, falls in love with his betrothed, Elizabeth of Valois, but last-minute diplomatic considerations mean she has to marry his father Philip II instead. This sets in motion a historical melodrama in which the themes of love, loyalty, jealousy and betrayal are entwined with the fight to free the Netherlands from Spanish rule. In the character of the tortured and lonely Philip II we have one of Verdi's greatest bass roles; and in his confrontation with the Grand Inquisitor the power struggle between church and state is depicted with chilling menace. Verdi returned to the opera at various stages of his career, and while it doesn't have the formal perfection of his later operas like Otello and Falstaff, it contains some of his most thrilling and passionate music.

Andrew McGregor presents in conversation with opera expert Sarah Lenton.

Don Carlos ..... Brian Jagde (tenor)
Elizabeth of Valois ..... Lise Davidsen (soprano)
Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa ..... Luca Micheletti (baritone)
King Philip II ..... John Relyea (bass)
Princess Eboli ..... Yulia Matochkina (mezzo-soprano)
Grand Inquisitor ..... Taras Shtonda (bass)
Carlos V ..... Alexander Köpeczi (bass)
Tebaldo ..... Ella Taylor (soprano)
Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Bertrand de Billy (conductor)

*1835 Act 1
*2005 First interval
*2020 Acts 2 and 3
*2055 Second interval
*2110 Acts 4 and 5

Read the full synopsis on the Royal Opera House website:

SAT 22:45 New Music Show (m001qfpx)
With Kate Molleson

Explore Ensemble, recorded live in concert, plus new releases from Matthew Herbert, Beat Furrer and Natasha Barrett.


SUN 00:00 Freeness (m001jck1)

Corey Mwamba presents new music with undercurrents of intensity.

Our cast of players includes Susana Santos Silva and Fred Frith, who come together in a processional, synergetic duo of trumpet and electronic guitar as they "lay demons to rest." Together, they create a brooding spiral of free ferocity that bursts into ecstatic runs and cathartic solos. A deceptively impish charm dances on the surface of Hel Mel, the collaboration between Vinny Golia, Patrick Shiroishi, Catherine Sikora, Nick Skrowaczewski, Andrew Wedman and Stanley Jason Zappa. This supergroup - featuring four saxophonists - propulsively shifts between riotous vitality and implosive swinging, loose blues. Elsewhere in the programme, sound designer and field recordist AHA references Middle Eastern and Western styles through a hazy vortex of stirring strings, tectonic bowed bass and gritty atmospheric textures.

Produced by Tej Adeleye

A Reduced Listening Production for BBC Radio 3

01 00:00:11 João Almeida (artist)
Performer: João Almeida
Performer: Rodrigo Pinheiro
Performer: Vasco Furtado
Duration 00:06:51

02 00:08:10 Ryley Walker (artist)
Performer: Ryley Walker
Performer: Jeff Tobias
Duration 00:08:12

03 00:16:22 Chloë Sobek (artist)
Performer: Chloë Sobek
Duration 00:02:35

04 00:20:50 Langham Research Centre (artist)
Giddy Liberty
Performer: Langham Research Centre
Performer: John Butcher
Duration 00:01:58

05 00:22:49 Vinny Golia (artist)
Liquid Skirmishes
Performer: Vinny Golia
Performer: Patrick Shiroishi
Performer: Catherine Sikora
Performer: Nick Skrowaczewski
Performer: Andrew Wedman
Performer: Stanley Jason Zappa
Duration 00:07:44

06 00:32:18 Barbora Polyxena Nowak (artist)
Performer: Barbora Polyxena Nowak
Duration 00:05:01

07 00:37:20 AHA (artist)
Now Here
Performer: AHA
Duration 00:06:22

08 00:45:10 Fred Frith (artist)
Laying Demons To Rest
Performer: Fred Frith
Performer: Susana Santos Silva
Duration 00:04:17

09 00:49:26 Kalia Kandever (artist)
Temper The Wound
Performer: Kalia Kandever
Duration 00:03:46

10 00:54:46 George Burt (artist)
Eerie Widdrim
Performer: George Burt
Performer: Graeme Stephen
Duration 00:05:15

SUN 01:00 Through the Night (m001qfq5)
Rachmaninov from Bulgaria

A concert given to mark the 150th anniversary of Sergey Rachmaninov's birth. The Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra and Russian pianist Andrey Gugnin perform Rachmaninov's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and his Symphonic Dances. John Shea presents.

01:01 AM
Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op 43
Andrey Gugnin (piano), Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mark Kadin (conductor)

01:27 AM
Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
Prelude in G major, Op 32 no 5
Andrey Gugnin (piano)

01:32 AM
Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
Third movement (Precipitato) from Piano Sonata no 7 in B flat, Op 83
Andrey Gugnin (piano)

01:36 AM
Felix Blumenfeld (1863-1931)
Etude for the left hand, Op 36
Andrey Gugnin (piano)

01:43 AM
Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
Symphonic Dances, Op 45
Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mark Kadin (conductor)

02:17 AM
Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
Sonata for violin and piano, Op 134
Vesko Eschkenazy (violin), Ludmil Angelov (piano)

02:49 AM
Veselin Stoyanov (1902-1969)
Rhapsody (1956)
Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Vassil Stefanov (conductor)

03:01 AM
Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
Haugtussa - song cycle
Solveig Kringelborn (soprano), Malcolm Martineau (piano)

03:28 AM
Louis Spohr (1784-1859)
String Sextet in C, Op 140
Wiener Streichsextett (sextet)

03:54 AM
Charles Gounod (1818-1893)
Overture to Mireille
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Oliver Dohnanyi (conductor)

04:01 AM
Ernest Chausson (1855-1899)
Pavane & Forlane from Quelques danses for piano, Op 26 (1896)
Bengt-Ake Lundin (piano)

04:11 AM
Evaristo Felice Dall'Abaco (1675-1742)
Concerto a piu istrumenti in F major Op 6`3
Il Tempio Armonico

04:19 AM
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Bavarian Radio Chorus, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Katowice, Alexander Liebreich (conductor)

04:29 AM
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Prelude and fugue for organ in A minor, BWV.561
Norbert Bartelsman (organ)

04:38 AM
Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881)
A Night on Bare Mountain, symphonic poem
Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ondrej Lenard (conductor)

04:50 AM
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
7 Variations on a Theme of The Magic Flute by Mozart
Miklos Perenyi (cello), Dezso Ranki (piano)

05:01 AM
Henri Duparc (1848-1933)
L'invitation au voyage
Gerald Finley (baritone), Stephen Ralls (piano)

05:06 AM
Isaac Albeniz (1860-1909)
Cordoba (Nocturne) from Cantos de Espana (Op.232 No.4)
Henry-David Varema (cello), Heiki Matlik (guitar)

05:12 AM
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
Courtly Dances from Gloriana, Op 53
Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Lukasz Borowicz (conductor)

05:22 AM
Carlos Salzedo (1885-1961)
Variations sur un theme dans le style ancien, Op 30
Mojca Zlobko (harp)

05:33 AM
Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)
Clarinet Concerto no 2 in E flat major, Op 74
Kari Kriikku (clarinet), Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Sakari Oramo (conductor)

05:55 AM
Alfred Whitehead (1887-1974)
Psalm 23 (The Lord is my Shepherd)
Tudor Singers of Montreal, Patrick Wedd (director)

06:01 AM
Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
Tod und Verklärung , Op 24
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Thomas Sondergard (conductor)

06:27 AM
Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
Lyric pieces - book 5 for piano (Op.54): Nos. 2, 4, 3
Sveinung Bjelland (piano)

06:39 AM
Hyacinthe Jadin (1776-1800)
Trio no 4 in E flat, Op 2 no 1 (1797)
Trio AnPaPie

SUN 07:00 Breakfast (m001qfr9)
Classical escape

Martin Handley presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, including a Sunday morning Sounds of the Earth slow radio soundscape. Email

SUN 09:00 Sunday Morning (m001qfrc)
Linton Stephens with a lively musical mix

Linton Stephens sits in for Sarah Walker and chooses three hours of attractive and uplifting music to complement your morning.

Linton’s choices include some rousing orchestral music depicting the dramatic Scottish countryside, and a piece by William Walton that pays homage to a city on the south coast of England.

He also picks a movement from Germaine Tailleferre’s piano concerto which has some surprising twists and turns, and an arrangement of "Song of the Hawaiian Nation" which builds harmonically over the simple refrain…

Plus, Barbara Strozzi’s lamenting song ‘What can I do?’ is accompanied by the lilting percussion of La Magnifica Comunità…

A Tandem Production for BBC Radio 3

SUN 12:00 Private Passions (m001qfrg)
Rhiannon Giddens

Rhiannon Giddens has won two Grammy awards for her folk music albums, and a Pulitzer Prize for her opera, Omar, proving that she’s a musician who can’t be quickly categorised.

She grew up in Greensboro, North Carolina, and as a singer, fiddle and banjo player, she’s been fired by a desire to chart and reclaim the stories of people whose contributions to American music have been overlooked or erased. Her musical journey originally had a rather different destination: she trained as a classical soprano at the Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio.

Now she draws on all these musical traditions as a composer for ballet, opera and film. She also finds time for acting – appearing in the TV series Nashville about the tangled lives of country music stars – she presents podcasts and has even written children’s books.

Her music choices include Bach, Dvorak, Duke Ellington and Stephen Sondheim.

SUN 13:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (m001q74z)
Paul Lewis and Vertavo Quartet

For the season’s first Radio 3 lunchtime concert, a leading British exponent of Beethoven, Paul Lewis, joins the Norwegian Vertavo Quartet and bassist Tim Gibbs for an unusual performance of the Fourth Piano Concerto, in an arrangement by the German composer Vinzenz Lachner (1811-93) – a conservative musician who struck up a friendship with Brahms.

Live from Wigmore Hall
Presented by Hannah French

Beethoven: Grosse Fuge in B flat, Op 133
Beethoven arr. Vinzenz Lachner: Piano Concerto No 4 in G, Op 58

Pauls Lewis (piano)
Vertavo Quartet with Tim Gibbs (double bass)

SUN 14:00 The Early Music Show (m0010nx0)
The Elements: Fire

Hannah French continues her series of programmes associated with the ancient Greek concept of the four elements – symbolic forces that inspired Renaissance and Baroque composers with the essences of creation out of chaos: earth, air, water, and today, fire.

Today's programme focuses on all things fiery, with music by Vivaldi, Rameau, Araujo, Corette, Rebel and JS Bach.

01 00:02:59 Antonio de Literes
Los Elementos: Mas si fuese la planta fugitiva; Fuego encendido
Performer: Eduardo López Banzo
Performer: Xenia Meijer
Ensemble: Al Ayre Español
Duration 00:01:26

02 00:06:09 Antonio Vivaldi
Juditha triumphans: Armata face et anguibus
Singer: Lea Desandre
Duration 00:03:04

03 00:10:11 Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Zoroastre: La flamme le consume; Quel bonheur; Air trés vifs
Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants
Conductor: William Christie
Duration 00:02:45

04 00:14:42 George Frideric Handel
Rinaldo: Furie terribili
Singer: Anna Prohaska
Ensemble: Arcangelo
Conductor: Jonathan Cohen
Duration 00:01:43

05 00:17:30 Thomas Morley
Fyer, fyer
Choir: The Cambridge Singers
Conductor: John Rutter
Duration 00:02:15

06 00:20:57 Claudio Monteverdi
Luci Serene
Ensemble: Concerto Italiano
Conductor: Rinaldo Alessandrini
Duration 00:03:25

07 00:25:37 Juan de Araujo
Fuego de Amor
Choir: Ex Cathedra
Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
Duration 00:06:25

08 00:33:12 Johann Sebastian Bach
O ewiges Feuer, o Ursprung der Liebe, Cantata no. 34 BWV.34
Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists
Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner
Duration 00:06:48

09 00:41:13 Anonymous English
Mourning in ashes
Singer: Richard Wistreich
Duration 00:04:02

10 00:46:00 Michel Corrette
Les prétentions du violoncelle
Ensemble: Ricercar Consort
Conductor: Philippe Pierlot
Duration 00:02:22

11 00:48:50 George Frideric Handel
Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351: La Réjouissance
Ensemble: Arte dell'Arco
Director: Federico Guglielmo
Duration 00:01:51

12 00:52:14 Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Overture (Acante et Céphise)
Orchestra: Les Talens Lyriques
Director: Christophe Rousset
Duration 00:05:02

13 00:57:55 Jean‐Féry Rebel
Les Éléments: Chaconne le Feu
Ensemble: Le Concert des Nations
Director: Jordi Savall
Duration 00:02:29

SUN 15:00 Choral Evensong (m001q760)
St Eustachius Church, Tavistock

From St Eustachius Church, Tavistock, during the Exon Singers Festival, for the Eve of Holy Cross Day.

Introit: Crux fidelis (King John IV of Portugal)
Responses: Tomkins
Psalm 66 (Plainsong)
First Lesson: Isaiah 52 v.13 – 53 v.12
Office hymn: The royal banners forward go (Gonfalon Royal)
Canticles: Evening Canticles (Sarah Rimkus)
Second Lesson: Ephesians 2 vv.11-22
Anthem: Praise (Dobrinka Tabakova)
Hymn: When I survey the wondrous cross (Rockingham)
Voluntary: Diptych (Chorale) (Dobrinka Tabakova)

Joseph Judge (Conductor)
Neil Taylor (Organist)

Recorded 28 July.

SUN 16:00 Jazz Record Requests (m001qfrl)
Jazz for a Sunday afternoon

Alyn Shipton presents jazz records of all styles as requested by you. Get in touch: or use #jazzrecordrequests on social.

Artist Roland Kirk
Title Three for the festival
Composer Roland Kirk
Album We Free Kings
Label Mercury
Number SR 6069 Track 1
Duration 3.10
Performers Roland Kirk, ts, fl., stritch, manzello; Hank Jones, p; Wendell Marshall, p; Charlie Persip, d. Aug 1961

Artist Clare Foster
Title A Breath of New Life (Adam’s Apple)
Composer Wayne Shorter
Album Learning to Love
Label 33Jazz
Number 173 Track 4
Duration 5.53
Performers Clare Foster, v; Jason Rebello, p; Alec Dankworth, b; Winston Clifford, d. 2009.

Artist Humphrey Lyttelton
Title Kath Meets Humph
Composer Lyttelton
Album 1957-58
Label Lake
Number LACD 269 CD 2 Track 2
Duration 6.01
Performers Humphrey Lyttelton, t; Kathy Stobart, ts; Tony Coe, as; Ian Armit, p; Brian Brocklehurst, b; Eddie Taylor, d. 3 Dec 1957.

Artist Harry James
Title Carnival
Composer Harry Warren
Album Eight Bar Riff 1943-50
Label Hep
Number CD83 Track 23
Duration 2.45
Performers Harry James, t; with Nick Buono, Phil Cook, Stan Fishelson, Everett McDonald, t; Ziggy Elmer, Dave Robbine, Lee O’Connor, Juan Tizol, tb; Willie Smith, Musky Ruffo, Corky Corcoran, Jimmy Cook, Bob Poland, reeds; Bruce McDonald, p; Sam Herman, g; Bob Stone, b; Jackie Mills, d. June 1950.

Artist Sonny Clark
Title It Could Happen To You
Composer Burke / Van Heusen
Album The Complete Sonny Clarke Blue Note Sessions
Label Mosaic
Number MC6 276 CD 1 Track 3
Duration 6.58
Performers Art Farmer, t; Hank Mobley, ts; Curtis Fuller, tb; Sonny Clark, p; Wilbur Ware, b; Louis Hayes, d. 21 June 1957.

Artist Donald Lambert
Title Pilgrim’s Chorus
Composer Wagner arr Lambert
Album n/a (single)
Label Bluebird
Number B 11250 Side A
Duration 2.42
Performers Donald Lambert, p. 1941.

Artist Blossom Dearie
Title Peel Me a Grape
Composer Dave Frishberg
Album Discover Who I Am
Label Fontana
Number 4841322 CD 2 Track 7
Duration 4.09
Performers Blossom Dearie, p. v; Freddy Logan, b; Allan Ganley, d. July 1966.

Artist Ben Webster
Title Someone to Watch Over Me
Composer G and I Gershwin
Album See you At The Fair
Label Impulse
Number A-65 Track 1
Duration 4.30
Performers Ben Webster, ts; Hank Jones, p; Richard Davis, b; Osie Johnson, d. March 1964.

Artist Count Basie
Title Teddy the Toad
Composer Neal Hefti
Album Complete Basie-Hefti Studio sessions 1951-62
Label Fresh Sound
Number FSR CD777 CD 1 Track
Duration 3.18
Performers Count Basie, p; Thad Jones, Snooky Young, Joe Newman, Wendell Culley, t; Henry Coker, Benny Powell, Al Grey, tb; Marshal Royal, Frank Wess, Frank Foster, Lockjaw Davies, Charlie Fowlkes, reeds; Freddie Green, g; Eddie Jones, b; Sonny Payne, d. Oct 1957.

Artist Ella Fitzgerald and the Delta Rhythm Boys
Title It’s Only a Paper Moon
Composer Harold Arlen / E Y Harburg / Billy Rose
Album Ella Fitzgerald Jukebox Hits1945-1953
Label Acrobat
Number 4079 Track 5
Duration 2.45
Performers Ella Fitzgerald, Delta Rhythm Boys (Lee Gaines, Carl Jones, Traverse Crawford, Kelsey Pharr), v; Rene DeKnight, p; Hy White, g; Haig Stephens, b; George Wettling, d. 27 March 1945.

Artist Julian Lage
Title Tributary
Composer Julian Lage
Album View with a Room
Label Blue Note
Number 00602445528356Track 1
Duration 5.47
Performers Julian Lage, Bill Frisell, g; Jorge Roeder, b; Dave King, d. 2022.

Artist Woody Herman
Title Stairway to the Blues
Composer Gene Roland
Album Jazz The Utmost
Label Columbia
Number 33CX10129 S2 T1
Duration 5.05
Performers Woody Herman, cl, as, dir; Andrew Peele, Bill Berry, Bill Castagnino, Danny Stile John Cappola, t; Bill Harris, Willie Dennis, Bob Lamb, tb; Bob Newman, Jay Migliori, Jimmy Cooke, Roger Pemberton, reeds; John Bunch, p; Jim Gannon, b; Don Michaels, d. July 1957.

SUN 17:00 The Listening Service (m001qfrq)

Tom Service enters the sublime and joyous world of Poulenc's Catholic choral work Gloria.

SUN 17:30 Words and Music (m001qfrv)

Keys open doors and minds, keep secrets and reveal them, flutter freely from trees and imprison for eternity and they set a musical sound. Readers Yusra Warsama and Darren Kuppan read from works which feature lost keys, magical ones, fumbling at locks, at learning and committing murder. The readings include extracts from works by Dante, Tracy Beaker and a vintage recording of TS Eliot, and music including Chopin's Black Key Study, PJ Harvey's Chain of Keys, Bartok's Bluebeard's Castle, Bessie Smith's Lock and Key, JS Bach channelled by Wendy Carlos and Scott Joplin's Sycamore Rag.

Producer in Salford: Ewa Norman

Readings and *Music

Tom Ramsey - Keys
*Chopin - Etude in G flat major, Op.10 No.5 'Black Keys'
Lewis Carroll - Alice in Wonderland
*Oliver Wallace/Sammy Fain/Bob Hilliard - Alice in Wonderland: The Garden /All in the Golden Afternoon
*Mozart - Sonata for violin and piano (K.380) in E flat major, Andante
Ivan Hewitt - What is a musical key?
Emily Dickinson - Poem: 315. He fumbles at your Soul
*Colleen -Geometría del Universo
Rumi - You suppose you are the trouble
Yuko Minamikawa Adams - Key
*Melanie - Brand New Key
Jacqueline Wilson - Tracey Beaker
*Vaclav Trojan - Fairytales for accordion and orchestra: The Acrobatic Fairytale
Plato - The Republic
*Philip Glass - Etude no. 2 for piano
Marcel Proust - Swann’s Way
PJ Harvey - Zagorka
*PJ Harvey - Chain of Keys
*Hari Prasad Chaurasia - Raga Lalit
Asit Kumar Sanyal - Key-Person
*Bartok - Bluebeard's Castle: Sixth Door + Seventh Doors (excerpts)
Andrew Lang - Bluebeard
JS Bach - It's easy to play any musical instrument
*JS Bach / Wendy Carlos - Brandenburg Concerto No. 3: Allegro
James Joyce - Ulysses
*Bessie Smith - Lock and Key
John Oxenham - His Latch Key
*George Butterworth - 2 English idylls for orchestra: no.2
Robin Robertson - Finding the Keys
*Scott Joplin - The Sycamore
TS Eliot - The Wasteland
*Beethoven: Coriolan - overture (Op.62)
Andrea Gibson - Birthday
*Alexander Scriabin: Piano Sonata No 3 in F sharp minor, Op 23, 'Etats de l'ame '- Andante
C.S. Lewis - The Problem of Pain
Dante - Inferno: Purgatory Canto IX
*Tomas Luis de Victoria - Tu es Petrus
Aravind Adiga - The White Tiger

SUN 18:45 Sunday Feature (m001qfrz)
Forever Blue

Derek Jarman’s final film Blue premiered at the Venice Biennale and shortly afterwards was broadcast in a pioneering simulcast on BBC Radio 3 and Channel 4 in September 1993.

To commemorate the 30th anniversary, actors Tilda Swinton and John Quentin, composer Simon Fisher Turner, and producer James Mackay tell the story of the development and making of this experimental film which had no images. Simply put, it was an Yves Klein International Blue background from start to finish, accompanied by music, narrators and sound fx.

At the BFI National Archive, curator Simon McCallum finds clues about Jarman’s process in his 1987 notebook for Blue, a beautifully painted photo album full of his own poetry, jottings, cuttings and found objects. The notebook shows how Blue began as a tribute to conceptual painter Yves Klein and his theory of the void. But over time, the project changed considerably as Jarman’s health deteriorated and he began to go blind.

Recorded with trusted friends and collaborators in early 1993, Blue became Jarman’s personal and profoundly poetic meditation on living and dying with AIDS - during a period of intense homophobia in the UK when HIV/AIDs sufferers were stigmatised and ostracised by the media, the government and society at large. Although Jarman became increasingly angry and politicised, Blue remained largely calm and meditative - a series of vignettes based on his hospital diaries, poetry and mythology linked to the colour blue, and expressions of grief after losing so many friends to the HIV/AIDS crisis.

Jarman always struggled to find finance for his avant-garde, subversive, often controversial films and this was no difference. It was ultimately funded by Channel 4, BBC Radio 3, The Arts Council, Uplink (a Japanese company) and Brian Eno who lent them his studio.

With music by composer Simon FIsher Turner, the soundtrack also included pieces by Miranda Sex Garden, Coil, Vini Reilly, Momus, Brian Eno and Jan Latham Koenig. Sound design was by Marvin Black, and the associate director was David Lewis.

This year, actor Russell Tovey and director Neil Bartlett collaborated on a new stage production called Blue Now, which was performed in four venues across the UK. We hear their thoughts as they prepare backstage at Tate Modern.


Tilda Swinton credits her film career to Jarman. A close friend, she appeared in 9 of his films including Blue and played a key role in the improvised concerts to raise money / awareness for the project.
John Quentin was one of the two main narrators of Blue and also appeared in Jarman’s films Wittgenstein and Edward II.
James Mackay produced many of Jarman’s films including Blue, The Last of England, The Angelic Conversation and The Garden (and Blue). He also takes care of Jarman’s early Super 8 films for the Luma Foundation.
Simon Fisher Turner began as a runner for Jarman in the late 70s and ended up composing music for six of Jarman's films including Blue, and has performed it since in many live concerts - including Blue Now.
Toyah Willcox’s first acting role, aged 19, was in Jarman’s second film, Jubilee, and she went on to also make The Tempest with him.
Simon McCallum, Curator of Archive Projects at the British Film Institute.
Blue Now cast and crew: Russell Tovey, Jay Bernard, Joelle Taylor and Neil Bartlett.

For further reading - British Film Institute curator Simon McCallum reflects on Blue in this blog post here:

Producer: Victoria Ferran
Exec producer: Susan Marling
A Just Radio production for BBC Radio 3

SUN 19:30 Drama on 3 (m000n6bz)
The Son

Starring Laurie Kynaston, Joseph Millson and Nicola Walker, in a translation by Christopher Hampton, Florian Zeller’s timely play about parenthood explores the impact of mental illness on an already fractured family.

Pierre is about to realise a career dream and has a new baby with his second wife Sofia. Into this picture of family happiness walks his son, Nicolas, by his first wife, Anne. Nicolas has been struggling with depression, has fallen out with his mum and thinks coming to live with his dad will help him get back on track.

It’s not long before past and present collide, reawakening resentments and painful memories. It’s a play that compels its characters to question whether love is enough to rescue those closest to you.

Nicolas ….. Laurie Kynaston
Pierre ….. Joseph Millson
Anne ….. Nicola Walker
Sofia ….. Cecilia Appiah
Doctor ….. Carl Prekopp
Nurse ….. Ian Dunnett Jnr

Directed by Gemma Jenkins

The production will be introduced by its translator, Sir Christopher Hampton. Christopher translated the two earlier plays in Florian Zeller’s trilogy, ‘The Father’ and ‘The Mother’, both of which have been given productions for Drama on 3.

Laurie Kynaston played the title role of Nicolas to great acclaim in the stage production at the Duke of York's Theatre, London, for which he received the 2019 Evening Standard Award for Best Emerging Talent.

Press accolades for the original stage production in 2018 include:
'One of the finest plays of the past decade' Sunday Express
'This final part of Florian Zeller's trilogy is the most powerful of all' The Times
'Compulsive, involving, emotionally stirring - theatre's answer to a page-turner' The Observer
'A devastating visceral impact' The Daily Telegraph

SUN 21:20 Record Review Extra (m001qfs5)
Mozart's 'Haffner' Symphony

Hannah French offers listeners a chance to hear at greater length the recordings reviewed and discussed in yesterday’s Record Review, including the recommended version of the Building a Library work, Mozart's Symphony No 35 in D, 'Haffner'.

SUN 23:00 Cello Retold (m0013sc4)
Beyond Limits

South African cellist, singer and composer Abel Selaocoe explores the infinite bounds of the cello, looking at the incredible range of sounds the instrument can make in the 21st century and beyond.

In this episode, Abel explains how the cello can be played in a huge number of different ways to go beyond its limits and sound almost unrecognisable. From Berio and Britten to Ernst Reijseger and Naná Vasconcelos, Abel delves into the power of how the cello speaks to so many cultures around the globe today. With some incredible improvisations Abel demonstrates how he creates so many fascinating percussive sounds on the instrument, influenced by the Brazilian berimbau, South African uhadi and West African djembe. Abel moves from the beauty of Sir John Tavener to the searing electronics of Oliver Coates, ending with his own celebration of the cello's versatility.

01 00:02:21 Vincent Moon (artist)
Collection Petites Planetes (Extract)
Performer: Vincent Moon
Duration 00:04:40

02 00:16:47 Luciano Berio
Sequenza XIVb (version for bass)
Performer: Håkon Thelin
Duration 00:01:40

03 00:19:38 John Tavener
The Protecting Veil For Cello And String Orchestra
Performer: Steven Isserlis
Conductor: Gennady Nikolayevich Rozhdestvensky
Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
Duration 00:08:37

04 00:35:49 BartolomeyBittmann (artist)
Les Pauli
Performer: BartolomeyBittmann
Duration 00:04:10

05 00:46:57 Benjamin Britten
Sonata In C Major Op.65 For Cello And Piano, ii. Scherzo Pizzicato
Performer: Johannes Moser
Performer: Paul Rivinius
Duration 00:02:13

06 00:49:11 Benjamin Britten
Sonata In C Major Op.65 For Cello And Piano, v. Moto Perpertuo
Performer: Johannes Moser
Performer: Paul Rivinius
Duration 00:02:18


MON 00:00 Classical Fix (m001qfsc)
Karen Bryson

Linton Stephens tries out a classical playlist on his music-loving guest. This week, Linton is joined by actress, writer and director Karen Bryson.

Karen's playlist:

Felix Mendelssohn - Overture "A Midsummer Night's Dream", Op. 21
Hedwige Chrétien - Nuit
Igor Stravinsky - Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring, Pt. 2 "The Sacrifice": Sacrificial Dance
Suzanne Ciani - The Velocity Of Love
Nadia Boulanger - Vers la vie nouvelle
Abel Selaocoe - Ibuyile I'Africa / Africa is Back

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 (m001qfsk)
Orchestra della Svizzera italiana

Young Austrian cellist Julia Hagen joins the Orchestra della Svizzera italiana for Dvorak's Cello Concerto, followed by Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. Presented by John Shea.

12:31 AM
Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
Cello Concerto in B minor, Op.104
Julia Hagen (cello), Orchestra della Svizzera italiana, Krzysztof Urbanski (conductor)

01:10 AM
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Sarabande from Cello Suite no.1 in G major, BWV.1007
Julia Hagen (cello)

01:14 AM
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Symphony no.5 in C minor, Op.67
Orchestra della Svizzera italiana, Krzysztof Urbanski (conductor)

01:47 AM
Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
Piano Quintet in A, op. 81
Ronny Spiegel (violin), Yuta Takase (violin), Daphne Unseld (viola), Fedor Saminski (cello), Nadja Saminskaja (piano)

02:25 AM
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Mein' Augen schliess' ich jetzt - chorale BWV.378
Cologne Chamber Chorus, Collegium Cartusianum, Peter Neumann (conductor)

02:31 AM
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Images for orchestra
Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Ion Marin (conductor)

03:07 AM
Kaiser Leopold I (1640-1705)
Tres Lectiones (1676)
Tragicomedia, Stephen Stubbs (conductor), Concerto Palatino, Bruce Dickey (conductor)

03:30 AM
Jazeps Vitols (1863-1948)
Romance for violin and piano
Valdis Zarins (violin), Ieva Zarina (piano)

03:37 AM
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Symphony no.4 (H.1.4) in D major
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ondrej Lenard (conductor)

03:48 AM
Maxim Berezovsky (1745-1777)
Do not reject me (Ps.70)
Seven Saints Chamber Choir, Dimitar Grigorov (conductor)

03:57 AM
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Duncan Ward (conductor)

04:12 AM
Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
3 keyboard sonatas
Claire Huangci (piano)

04:23 AM
Giuseppe Martucci (1856-1909)
Noveletta Op.82 No.2 for orchestra
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Nello Santi (conductor)

04:31 AM
Tadeusz Baird (1928-1981)
Giocoso Overture
Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra Katowice, Jerzy Swoboda (conductor)

04:37 AM
Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
Fantasy for piano (Op.49) in F minor
W.S. Heo (piano)

04:48 AM
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Concerto IX in D major (RV.230), from 'L'Estro Armonico', Op 3
Paul Wright (violin), Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Paul Dyer (conductor)

04:56 AM
Ruth Watson Henderson (1932-)
Two Love Songs
Elmer Iseler Singers, Claire Preston (piano), Lydia Adams (director)

05:01 AM
Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
Sonata da chiesa in F major (Op.1 No.1)
London Baroque

05:08 AM
Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
Belshazzar's feast suite, Op 51
BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sakari Oramo (conductor)

05:23 AM
Jacques Duphly (1715-1789)
Courante - La Boucon
Colin Tilney (harpsichord)

05:29 AM
Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
Cinderella - Suite No 1, Op 107
San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor)

05:56 AM
Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
String Quartet no 1 in G minor, Op 27
Engegard Quartet

MON 06:30 Breakfast (m001qfsq)
Live from Carlingford Lough

Radio 3 Breakfast begins its Northern Ireland Lough Tour on the foreshore of Carlingford Lough, between the Mourne and Cooley mountains. Petroc Trelawny and guests explore the cultural and industrial heritage of the area, discovering the story behind the building of RMS Titanic.


MON 09:00 Essential Classics (m001qfsx)
Refresh your morning with classical music

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

0930 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.

1045 Playlist reveal – a sequence of music suggested by you in response to our starter today.

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

MON 12:00 Composer of the Week (m001qft3)
Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)


Frescobaldi’s early life in Ferrara, one of the most brilliant courts of the Renaissance.

Girolamo Frescobaldi established the keyboard style that would dominate Europe in the Baroque era. His life throws a light on the nepotism and patronage at the heart of Italy in the 17th century, and how it created extraordinary music and spectacle.... breaking the bank in the process. Donald Macleod and his guest Robert Quinney, Director of the Choir of New College, Oxford, explore Frescobaldi's story alongside some of the other great musicians of his time, who fell into his orbit.

Today, Donald and Robert look at Frescobaldi’s crucial years in Ferrara, where he came under the influence of composer and teacher Luzzasco Luzzaschi.

Partite Sopra Ciaccona
Yoshimichi Hamada, conductor

Frescobaldi: Canzona Terza a 2
Concerto di Margherita

Il primo libro delle fantasie a quattro:
Fantasia prima, sopra un soggietto
Fantasia undecima, sopra quattro soggietti
Francesco Tasini, organ

Luzzaschi: Madrigali … per cantare et sonare a uno, e doi, e tre soprano:
Aura soave
O dolcezz'amarissime d'Amore
Roberta Mameli, soprano
Francesca Cassinari, soprano
Emanula Galli, soprano
Cristiano Contadin, viola da gamba
Gabriele Palomba, lute
Marta Graziolino, harp
Davide Pozzi, harpsichord

Luzzaschi: Sacrarum Cantionum, Book 1: Deus tu scis insipientiam meam
Profeti Della Quinta
Elam Rotem, director

Toccate e partite d'intavolatura di cimbalo et organo, Book 1: Toccata nona (arr. for double harp)
Hayao Soneda, harp

Il secondo libro di toccate canzone, versi d'hinni, Magnificat, gagliarde, correnti: Toccata prima
Steven Devine, harpsichord

MON 13:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (m001qft8)
Chouchane Siranossian - Bach and beyond

Live from Wigmore Hall: leading Baroque violinist Chouchane Siranossian plays music by Bach and some of his contemporaries.

Chouchane Siranossian is joined by the harpsichordist Leonardo García Alarcón for a typically intriguing programme which ranges across the baroque. With some of Bach's more famous violin works at its core, we also hear from some of the German and Italian composers who influenced him and from Gregory of Narek, a 10th-century Armenian mystic and poet.

Presented by Hannah French.

J.S. Bach: Violin Sonata in G, BWV1021
Carlo Farina: Sonata quinta detta 'La Farina'
J.S. Bach: Adagio from Violin Sonata in C minor, BWV1024
J.S. Bach: Fugue in G minor, BWV1026
Johann Gottfried Walther: Passacaglia from Sonata No. 6
Krikor Naregatsi (c.950-1003): Improvisation on Havun Havun
Pietro Antonio Locatelli: Sonata in D minor, Op. 6 No. 12
Andreas Anton Schmelzer: Violin Sonata 'Victori der Christen'

Chouchane Siranossian (violin)
Leonardo Garcia Alarcón (harpsichord)
Balázs Máté (cello)

A twice-over recent winner of the International Classical Music Awards for her Tartini concertos disc (2021), and the Mendelssohn E minor concerto (2019), the violinist is a Baroque specialist who also explores a wider repertoire. Her mastery of the instrument, nourished by her musical research and her work with some of today's leading Baroque and modern instrument orchestras, conductors and composers has made her a highly sought-after musician of marked individuality. When Chouchane is not on stage or researching, she devotes herself to her passion for mountaineering and ski touring.

MON 14:00 Afternoon Concert (m001qftd)
Schumann's Second Symphony

Ian Skelly presents concert performances from across Europe and new recordings from the BBC performing groups.

This week, as Radio 3's Breakfast show tours Northern Ireland, the Ulster Orchestra is featured every day at 3pm. Today it's a performance of Robert Schumann's Symphony No.2. Pianist Francesco Piemontesi is the soloist in Mozart's turbulent Piano Concerto No.20 with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra in Copenhagen, Samantha Ege plays music by Margaret Bonds, and Sharom Kam performs Weber's Clarinet Concerto No.2 in Frankfurt.


Bizet: L’Arlesienne Suite No.1 – Carillon
Ulster Orchestra
Yan Pascal Tortelier (cond.)

Margaret Bonds: Troubled Water
Samantha Edge (piano)

Marschner: Hans Heiling – Overture
Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
Cornelius Meister (cond.)

Weber: Clarinet Concerto No.2
Sharon Kam (clarinet)
Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
Vaclav Luks (cond.)

Saint-Saens: Danse macabre
Alexandra Soumm (violin), Aimo Pagin (piano)

Schumann: Symphony No.2
Ulster Orchestra
Angus Webster (cond.)

Mozart: Piano Concerto No.20 in D minor
Francesco Piemontesi (piano)
Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Daniele Rustioni (cond.)

MON 16:30 New Generation Artists (m001qftj)
Konstantin Krimmel sings Brahms and Schubert

Chamber Music from Radio 3's New Generation Artists: Baritone Konstantin Krimmel is one of the most coveted baritones on the international opera and concert hall stages, and today we'll hear him sing Schubert and Brahms, from his most recent studio recording with pianist Daniel Heide. We'll hear from recent alumnus of the NGA scheme, violinist Johan Dalene in Ravel's colourful Tzigane in a live recording from Snape in 2021. Jazz pianist Fergue McCreadie recently collaborated with guitarist Rob Luft, and we'll hear them in a work by Rob, Endless Summer.

Schubert: Die Taubenpost (from Schwanengesan)
Konstantin Krimmel, baritone
Daniel Heide, piano

Ravel: Tzigane
Johan Dalene, violin
Charles Owen, piano

Brahms: Sommerabend op.85/1
Konstantin Krimmel, baritone
Daniel Heide, piano

Rob Luft: Endless Summer
Rob Luft, guitar
Fergus McCreadie, piano

MON 17:00 In Tune (m001qftn)
The classical soundtrack for your evening

Anna Meredith joins Sean Rafferty to chat about her upcoming concert with the Aurora Orchestra at Kings Place: Anno, in which they combine ancient and modern sound worlds. Plus there's live music from soprano Ruby Hughes and pianist Huw Watkins ahead of their concert at Hatfield House Chamber Music Festival.

MON 19:00 Classical Mixtape (m001qfts)
The perfect classical half hour

Take time out with a 30-minute soundscape of classical music, with chamber music by Sibelius, Fauré's Après un reve and Monteverdi played by Jeremy Denk.

MON 19:30 Radio 3 in Concert (m001qftv)
Mahler's Third Symphony from the Lucerne Festival Orchestra

The Lucerne Festival Orchestra plays Mahler's Third Symphony.
Paavo Järvi conducts this legendary orchestra - with members brought together from the world's top ensembles - at the opening concert of this year's Lucerne Festival.

Mahler's six movement symphony recounts nothing less than the story of the Creation through to a final ode to divine love and calls for a contralto soloist, a children's choir, a women's choir, and a huge orchestra including an off-stage post horn.

Presented by Fiona talkington.

Mahler: Symphony No. 3 in D minor

Wiebke Lehmkuhl (alto)
Women of the Bavarian Radio Chorus
Luzerner Kantorei
Lucerne Festival Orchestra
Paavo Järvi (conductor)

The Lucerne Festival Orchestra has been thrilling the music world for the last 20 years. From the start, the ensemble’s magnificent performances of Mahler have been a sensation, with the Third Symphony in particular playing a key role. In 2007, under the direction of its founder Claudio Abbado, the orchestra gave two legendary performances of this mighty work, and the Third’s moving finale was also performed in 2014 during a memorial concert for the late maestro, bringing tears to the eyes of many who attended. Mahler’s Third is thus the ideal symphony to ring in the orchestra’s anniversary — and to launch the 2023 Summer of Paradise. For Mahler here presents a creation story of the world itself coming into being. In the beginning, we encounter inorganic nature, rocks, and mountains. Plants, animals, and, ultimately, humanity, are successively added to the picture. Yet our species is not the pinnacle. For Mahler, the highest form of existence is love, which he translates into music with a stirring, hymn-like theme. “What God tells me” was Mahler’s initial title for this final movement: music as a promise of blessing.

MON 22:00 Music Matters (m001qfny)
[Repeat of broadcast at 11:45 on Saturday]

MON 22:45 The Essay (m0013s3r)
Unearthing Britannia's Tribes

Boudicca - Warrior Queen

Take a woad trip with the Essay as archaeologists, historians and writers reveal the tribes, rulers and those who encountered the islanders of Albion. Australian novelist Ilka Tampke is writing her latest Iron Age fiction about the legendary Queen Boudicca. How to give voice to a warrior queen with little evidence, much myth and a mindset utterly different from our times?

Producer: Mark Burman

MON 23:00 Night Tracks (m001qftx)
Music after dark

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


TUE 00:30 Through the Night (m001qftz)
Bartók and Schubert from Lugano

The Orchestra della Svizzera italiana and conductor Heinz Holliger perform Schubert's Third and Eighth Symphonies and Bartók's First Violin Concerto with soloist Sebastian Bohren. John Shea presents.

12:31 AM
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Symphony no 3 in D, D.200
Orchestra della Svizzera italiana, Heinz Holliger (conductor)

12:56 AM
Bela Bartok (1881-1945)
Violin Concerto no 1, Sz.36
Sebastian Bohren (violin), Orchestra della Svizzera italiana, Heinz Holliger (conductor)

01:20 AM
Luciano Berio (1925-2003)
Aldo, from '34 Duetti per 2 violini'
Sebastian Bohren (violin), Robert Kowalski (violin)

01:23 AM
Franz Schubert (1797-1828), Roland Moser (orchestrator)
Andante in B minor, D.936a
Orchestra della Svizzera italiana, Heinz Holliger (conductor)

01:34 AM
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Symphony no 8 in B minor, D.759 ('Unfinished')
Orchestra della Svizzera italiana, Heinz Holliger (conductor)

02:01 AM
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
String Quartet in C major (K.465) "Dissonance"
Casals Quartet

02:31 AM
Moritz Moszkowski (1854-1924)
Concerto for piano and orchestra in E major Op 59
Janina Fialkowska (piano), Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra, Raffi Armenian (conductor)

03:08 AM
Albertus Groneman (c.1710-1778)
Sonata for Flute in D major
Jed Wentz (flute), Balazs Mate (cello), Marcelo Bussi (harpsichord)

03:22 AM
Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
Petites voix pour voix egales a capella
Maitrise de Radio France, Denis Dupays (director)

03:29 AM
Ludwig Norman (1831-1885), Niklas Willen (arranger)
Andante Sostenuto
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Niklas Willen (conductor)

03:38 AM
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
12 Variations on 'Ah! Vous dirai-je, maman' (K.265)
Yur-Eum Woodwind Quintet

03:51 AM
Henri Duparc (1848-1933)
La Vie anterieure for voice and piano
Gerald Finley (baritone), Stephen Ralls (piano)

03:56 AM
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
3 Lieder, arr. for cello and piano
Sol Gabetta (cello), Bertrand Chamayou (piano)

04:04 AM
Johann Baptist Georg Neruda (1708-1780)
Concerto for horn or trumpet and strings in E flat major
Tine Thing Helseth (trumpet), Oslo Camerata, Stephan Barratt-Due (conductor)

04:20 AM
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Overture to The Wasps - Aristophanic suite (from incidental music)
BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sakari Oramo (conductor)

04:31 AM
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c.1525-1594)
Stabat Mater for 8 voices
Silvia Piccollo (soprano), Teresa Nesci (soprano), Marco Beasley (tenor), Furio Zanasi (bass), Paolo Crivellaro (organ), Alberto Rasi (viola da gamba), Theatrum Instrumentorum, Chorus of Swiss Radio, Lugano, Diego Fasolis (conductor)

04:37 AM
Giovanni Battista Viotti (1755-1824)
Duo concertante in A minor
Alexandar Avramov (violin), Ivan Peev (violin)

04:44 AM
Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Legende No.1: St. Francois d'Assise prechant aux oiseaux (S.175)
Bernhard Stavenhagen (piano)

04:53 AM
Ilmari Hannikainen (1892-1955)
Rural Dances, Op 39a
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Petri Sakari (conductor)

05:08 AM
Erkki Melartin (1875-1937)
Aino's aria "Tuli kevat, tuli toivo" - from Aino (Op.50)
Aulikki Eerola (soprano), Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Kari Tikka (conductor)

05:15 AM
Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837)
Rondo brillant for piano and orchestra in A major Op 56
Rudolf Macudzinski (piano), Bratislava Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ludovit Rajter (conductor)

05:36 AM
Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Timon of Athens, the man-hater - incidental music (Z.632)
Lynne Dawson (soprano), Gillian Fisher (soprano), Rogers Covey-Crump (tenor), Paul Elliott (tenor), Michael George (bass), Stephen Varcoe (bass), Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

05:57 AM
Gaspar Sanz (1640-1710)
Suite española for guitar
Tomaz Rajteric (guitar)

06:08 AM
Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
Rondo for piano in C minor, Op 1
Ludmil Angelov (piano)

06:17 AM
Max Bruch (1838-1920)
Kol Nidrei Op 47
Adam Krzeszowiec (cello), Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Lukasz Borowicz (conductor)

TUE 06:30 Breakfast (m001qfrh)
Live from Strangford Lough

Petroc Trelawny discovers the rich wildlife and fauna present at WWT Castle Espie Wetland Reserve, with live music and poetry reflecting the natural beauty of the site.


TUE 09:00 Essential Classics (m001qfrm)
Classical soundtrack for your morning

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

0930 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.

1045 Playlist reveal – a sequence of music suggested by you in response to our starter today.

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

TUE 12:00 Composer of the Week (m001qfrr)
Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)

Outside influences - Flanders

Frescobaldi leaves home to explore the world.

Girolamo Frescobaldi established the keyboard style that would dominate Europe in the Baroque era. His life throws a light on the nepotism and patronage at the heart of Italy in the 17th century, and how it created extraordinary music and spectacle.... breaking the bank in the process.

Donald Macleod and his guest Robert Quinney, Director of the Choir of New College, Oxford, explore Frescobaldi's story alongside some of the other great musicians of his time, who fell into his orbit.

Today, Donald and Robert look at Frescobaldi’s life after leaving his hometown, Ferrara. Initially arriving in Rome, he was soon travelling across Europe, trying to make a name for himself.

Canzon terza
Philadelphia Brass
New England Brass Ensemble
Cleveland Brass Ensemble
Chicago Brass Quintet
E. Power Biggs, conductor

Partite sopra L'Aria della Romanesca
Silvia Rambaldi, harpsichord

Peter Philips: Salve Regina
Gonville and Caius College Choir, Cambridge
In Echo
Matthew Martin, director

William Byrd: Pavan and Galliard (from The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book, Nos. 174-5)
Pieter-Jan Belder, harpsichord

19 Madrigals, Book 1
1a parte: Giunt’e pur lidia il mio
S’io miro in te, m’uccidi
Modo Antiquo
Bettina Hoffmann, director

Toccate e partite d'intavolatura di cimbalo et organo, libro primo
Toccata ottava
Sergio Vartolo, harpsichord

Arie musicali per cantarsi, Book 2: Vanne, o carta amorosa
James Bowman, countertenor
Jay Bernfeld, viol
Skip Sempé, harpsichord

TUE 13:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (m001q15g)
NI Opera Festival of Voice 2023 (1/4)

Recitals from Northern Ireland Opera's Festival of Voice 2023, recorded at St Patrick's Church of Ireland in Glenarm, Co Antrim.

John Toal introduces accompanist Simon Lepper with tenor Robin Tritschler, baritone James Atkinson and mezzo-soprano Marta Fontanals-Simmons in a programme of music inspired by The Salon of Fanny Mendelssohn, including works by Beethoven, Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn, and Robert Schumann.

Beethoven- An die Ferne Geliebte Op.98
James Atkinson (baritone); Simon Lepper (piano)

Robert Schumann- Der arme Peter I, II, III
Fanny Hensel- Italien 1'30
Fanny Hensel- Das Heimweh
Felix Mendelssohn- Reiselied Op 34/6
Felix Mendelssohn- Sanft weh'n im Hauch der Abendluft
Felix Mendelssohn- Hexenlied
Robin Tritschler (tenor); Simon Lepper (piano)

Wilhelm Gluck- Che Faro senza Euridice
Johanna Kinkel- Open the door lord gregory
Fanny Mendelssohn-
Melodie for piano solo op2/4
Byron Songs
Marta Fontanals-Simmons (mezzo-soprano); Simon Lepper (piano)

TUE 14:00 Afternoon Concert (m001qfs0)
Vaughan Williams's Fifth Symphony

Ian Skelly presents concert performances from across Europe and from the BBC performing groups, this week featuring the Ulster Orchestra every day at 3pm. Today, the orchestra performs Vaughan Williams's Symphony No.5. Plus, Rachel Podger is the soloist in Mozart's Violin Concerto No.1 with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, George Walker in Frankfurt, and highlights of a concert collaboration in Denmark between Nordic folk trio Dreamer's Circus and the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra.


Mozart: The Magic Flute – Overture
Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
Tarmo Peltokoski (cond.)

George Walker: Icarus in Orbit
Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
Hugh Wolff (cond.)

Dvorak: Carnival Overture
BBC Philharmonic
Vassily Sinaisky (cond.)

Ale Carr: Bridge of Tears
Dreamers’ Circus
Aarhus Symphony Orchestra
Christian Oland (cond.)

Verdi: È strano! ... Ah, fors' è lui (La Traviata)
Julia Muzychenko-Greenhalgh (soprano)
Opera Ballet Vlaanderen Symphony Orchestra
Alejo Pérez (cond.)

Beethoven: Piano Sonata in C sharp minor 'Moonlight'
Khatia Buniatishvili (piano)

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No.5
Ulster Orchestra
Jamie Phillips (cond.)

Trad. Danish: folk medley
Dreamers’ Circus

Mozart: Violin Concerto No.1
Rachel Podger (violin/dir.)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Philip Glass: The City (Akhnaten)
Ulster Orchestra
Takuo Yuasa (cond.)

J.S. Bach: Cantata No.174 – Sinfonia
Bach Collegium Japan
Masaaki Suzuki (cond.)

TUE 17:00 In Tune (m001qfs6)
Live classical music for your commute

Sir Bryn Terfel and Nadine Sierra perform live in the studio ahead of starring in the Royal Opera House's L'elisir d'amore. Plus director and choreographer Ben Duke chats about his new production of Death Trap with Rambert Dance Company at Sadler’s Wells.

TUE 19:00 Classical Mixtape (m001qfsd)
30 minutes of classical inspiration

A cheeky waltz by Jacques Ibert starts a half hour journey of back to back classical music, including well-known favourites by Bach, Malcolm Arnold and Gershwin, and some lesser known gems by Debussy, Ravel, Kurt Weill and Joseph Rheinberger.

Producer: Helen Garrison

TUE 19:30 Radio 3 in Concert (m001qfsl)
Verdi and Bruckner from the Salzburg Festival

Riccardo Muti conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra at the Salzburg Festival.
The renown maestro conducts the Vienna State Opera Chorus in the Stabat Mater and Te Deum from Verdi's Sacred Pieces and follows those with Bruckner's Seventh Symphony, with its magisterial laments for a quartet of Wagner tubas.

Presented by Georgia Mann.

Verdi: Stabat Mater and Te Deum from 'Quattro Pezzi sacri'
Vienna State Opera Chorus Concert Association

c. 8pm Interval Music
Igor Levit plays Zoltan Kocsis's piano arrangement of the Prelude from Wagner's Tristan und Isolde.
(CD recording)

c. 8.10pm
Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 in E
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor

Recorded at Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg 15 August 2023.

TUE 22:00 Free Thinking (m001qfss)
Black Atlantic

In 1816, Richard Fitzwilliam donated money, literature and art to the University of Cambridge, and the museum which bears his name began. A research project led by New Generation Thinker Jake Subryan Richards has been exploring Cambridge’s role in the transatlantic slave trade and he has curated an exhibition at the Fitzwilliam. Artist and writer Jacqueline Bishop who features in this show, joins Jake and April-Louise Pennant, who has been researching the history of Penrhyn Castle in Wales. Plus, Sherry Davis discusses the rediscovery of Black professionals in east African archaeology.

Producer: Ruth Watts

Black Atlantic: Power, people, resistance runs at the Fitzwilliam until Jan 7th 2024 and a catalogue accompanies the show.

You can find more on BBC Sounds from Jake Subryan Richards, who is a New Generation Thinker on the scheme run by BBC Radio 3 and the Arts and Humanities Research Council to showcase new academic research.

These include an Essay called John Baptist Dasalu and Fighting for Freedom as part of a series by New Generation Thinkers 2021 and Free Thinking/BBC Arts & Ideas discussions about Ships and History

Dr April-Louise Pennant, a sociologist based at Cardiff University, has a Leverhulme fellowship to research history and Penrhyn Castle and she will be sharing some of her discoveries as part of the Being Human Festival which features public events taking place in partnership with UK universities from November 9th - 18th

Sherry Davis is a film-maker and curator of an exhibition at the Horniman Museum in South London that explores historic images and stories of African archaeologists

A BBC Proms concert featuring spirituals sung by Reginald Mobley is available on BBC Sounds until October 9th.

TUE 22:45 The Essay (m0013sly)
Unearthing Britannia's Tribes

The Maeatae

The Essay unearths the peoples of Iron Age Britain from warrior queens to Lindow Man in a major new series.

"We are the last people on earth, and the last to be free: our very remoteness in a land known only to rumour has protected us up till this day. Today the furthest bounds of Britain lie open—and everything unknown is given an inflated worth. But now there is no people beyond us, nothing but tides and rocks and, more deadly than these, the Romans." Tacitus, Agricola

Explore the worlds of ancient Albion; from the western reaches of Cornwall to the tribes of Essex and across to the wilds of Scotland and Wales. Their stories, footprint and traces have been dug from the ground, pored over by archaeologists and historians, and informed by the accounts of travellers and conquerors who visited the far shores of exotic Britannia for trade or glory. With the arrival of Caesar's armies, nothing would be the same again.

Playwright David Greig describes encountering a ghost of the Maeatae tribe during a starlit run in Scotland's Ochil Hills.

Producer: Ellie Bury

TUE 23:00 Night Tracks (m001qfsz)
The constant harmony machine

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


WED 00:30 Through the Night (m001qft5)
Pinchas Zukerman plays Beethoven's Violin Concerto

Pietari Inkinen conducts the German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra in music by Sibelius, Beethoven and Dvořák at Congress Hall, Saarbrücken. Presented by John Shea.

12:31 AM
Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
Finlandia, op. 26
German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Pietari Inkinen (conductor)

12:40 AM
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Violin Concerto in D, op. 61
Pinchas Zukerman (violin), German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Pietari Inkinen (conductor)

01:22 AM
Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
Symphony No. 8 in G, op. 88
German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Pietari Inkinen (conductor)

01:59 AM
Guillaume de Machaut (c.1300-1377)
La Messe de Nostre Dame
Oxford Camerata, Jeremy Summerly (conductor)

02:31 AM
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Cello Suite no 2 in D minor, BWV 1008
Cameron Crozman (cello)

02:50 AM
Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)
Symphonic metamorphosis of themes by Carl Maria von Weber
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly (conductor)

03:12 AM
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Piano Quartet in G minor, K478
Trio Ondine, Antoine Tamestit (viola)

03:36 AM
Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Trumpet Suite
Blagoj Angelovski (trumpet), Velin Iliev (organ)

03:44 AM
Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
William Tell Overture
Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, Roman Zeilinger (conductor)

03:55 AM
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Aure, deh, per pieta (Giulio Cesare)
Delphine Galou (contralto), Les Ambassadeurs, Alexis Kossenko (director)

04:03 AM
Dinu Lipatti (1917-1950)
Sonatina for left hand
Maria Fotino (piano)

04:13 AM
Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679-1745)
1st movement from Sinfonia a 8 Concertanti in A minor (ZWV.189)
European Union Baroque Orchestra, Roy Goodman (director)

04:21 AM
Maurice Durufle (1902-1986)
Quatre motets sur des themes Gregoriens, Op 10
BBC Singers, Stephen Cleobury (conductor)

04:31 AM
Andrea Gabrieli (1532-1585)
Sento un rumor (madrigal à 8)
Chorus of Swiss-Italian Radio, Theatrum Instrumentorum, Stefano Innocenti (conductor)

04:35 AM
Hugo Wolf (1860-1903)
Intermezzo for string quartet in E flat major (1886)
Ljubljana String Quartet

04:46 AM
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)
Fantasia in G minor (g1) - fuga contraria, from Fitzwilliam Virginal Book
Leo van Doeselaar (organ)

04:57 AM
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Divertimento in B flat, Hob.II:46
Matvey Demin (flute), Martin Frutiger (oboe), Fabio di Casola (clarinet), Matthias Racz (bassoon)

05:07 AM
Unico Wilhelm Van Wassenaer (1692-1766)
Concerto No.5 in F minor (from Sei Concerti Armonici 1740)
Combattimento Consort Amsterdam, Jan Willem de Vriend (conductor)

05:18 AM
Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Hungarian Rhapsody No.12 in C sharp minor
Rian de Waal (piano)

05:27 AM
Susan Spain-Dunk (1880-1962)
BBC Concert Orchestra, Anna-Maria Helsing (conductor)

05:47 AM
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Overture (Suite) in D major TWV.55:D18
Musica Florea, Marek Stryncl (conductor)

06:09 AM
Gabriel Faure (1845 - 1924)
Cello Sonata No 2 in G minor, Op 117
Andreas Brantelid (cello), Bengt Forsberg (piano)

WED 06:30 Breakfast (m001qfs1)
Live from Lough Neagh

Petroc Trelawny investigates the mysterious life and times of the eel as we reach Lough Neagh in our Northern Ireland tour, and visits one of many holy wells found on the island of Ireland.


WED 09:00 Essential Classics (m001qfs7)
The very best of classical music

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

0930 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.

1045 Playlist reveal – a sequence of music suggested by you in response to our starter today.

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

WED 12:00 Composer of the Week (m001qfsf)
Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)

Composer says no: Milan, Mantua

Girolamo Frescobaldi established the keyboard style that would dominate Europe in the Baroque era. His life throws a light on the nepotism and patronage at the heart of Italy in the 17th century, and how it created extraordinary music and spectacle.... breaking the bank in the process.

Donald Macleod and his guest Robert Quinney, Director of the Choir of New College, Oxford, explore Frescobaldi's story alongside some of the other great musicians of is time, who fell into his orbit.

Today, Donald and Robert look at Girolamo Frescobaldi’s discovery of his own agency – rejecting households whose wooing of him wasn’t sufficiently enticing, as successful composers across Europe were beginning to assert their own worth.

Partite Sopra Ciaccona - Corrente
(arr. K. Buhl-Mortensen, A. Christensen and M. Westheimer)
Kristian Buhl-Mortensen, baroque guitar
Monica Westheimer, harpsichord

Il primo libro delle fantasie:
Fantasia prima, sopra un soggietto
Fantasia seconda, sopra un soggietto solo
Francesco Tasini, organ

Francesco Soriano: Missa Nos autem gloriari oportet:
Regensburg Vokalsolisten
Josef Kohlhäufl, director

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Tu es Petrus a 6
Westminster Cathedral Choir,
Martin Baker, conductor

Fiori musicali: Messa della Domenica:
Canzon post il Comune
Ton Koopman, organ

Toccate e partite d'intavolatura di cimbalo et organo, libro primo:
Toccata quarta
Balletto prima
Corrente del balletto
Richard Lester, harpsichord

WED 13:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (m001q17g)
NI Opera Festival of Voice 2023 (2/4)

Recitals from Northern Ireland Opera's Festival of Voice 2023, recorded at St Patrick's Church of Ireland in Glenarm, Co Antrim.

John Toal introduces accompanist Simon Lepper with tenor Robin Tritschler, baritone James Atkinson and mezzo-soprano Marta Fontanals-Simmons in a programme of music inspired by The Salon of Pauline Viardot, including works by Clara and Robert Schumann, Brahms and Fauré.

Clara Schumann-
Ich stand in dunkeln traümen
Liebst du um Schönheit
Sie liebten sich beide
Die gute nacht die ich dir sage
Robert Schumann-
Schöne Wiege
Mit myrthen und rosen
Brahms - O Tod, O tod, wie bitterlic op112 no.3
James Atkinson (baritone) ; Simon Lepper (piano)

Liszt- Anfangs wollt' ich
Fauré- Clair de lune
Fauré- Nell
Fauré- Apres un reve
Rossini- Chanson du Bebe
Robin Tritschler (tenor); Simon Lepper (piano)

Charles Gounod- O ma lyre
Pauline Viardot-
Hai Luli
Les ombres de Minuit
L’absence (Cana española)
Marta Fontanals-Simmons (mezzo-soprano); Simon Lepper (piano)

WED 14:00 Afternoon Concert (m001qfsn)
Beethoven's First Symphony

Ian Skelly presents great concert performances from across Europe and from the BBC performing groups, this week featuring the Ulster Orchestra every day at 3pm. Today the orchestra performs Beethoven's Symphony No.1. Plus, Rudolph Buchbinder is the soloist in Mozart's dramatic Piano Concerto No.24 in C minor with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, who also play music by William Grant Still. And the Netherlands Radio Choir and Orchestra perform Brahms's elegiac Song of Destiny.


Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Greensleeves
Aarhus Symphony Orchestra
Christian Oland (conductor)

William Grant Still: Summerland (from 3 Visions)
Zina Schiff (violin)
Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Avlana Eisenberg (conductor)

Mozart: Piano Concerto No.24 in C minor
Rudolph Buchbinder (piano)
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Elim Chan (conductor)

Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin – Introduction & Waltz
BBC Philharmonic
Vassily Sinaisky (conductor)

Beethoven: Symphony No.1 in C
Ulster Orchestra
Jonathan Bloxham (conductor)

Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen: Blue White Gold
Dreamers’ Circus
Aarhus Symphony Orchestra
Christian Oland (conductor)

Brahms: Song of Destiny
Netherlands Radio Choir
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
Benjamin Goodson (conductor)

WED 16:00 Choral Evensong (m001qfsv)
Llandaff Cathedral

Live from Llandaff Cathedral for the Eve of the Feast of St Matthew.

Introit: Upon your heart (Eleanor Daley)
Responses: Clucas
Psalm 34 (Russell, Day)
First Lesson: Isaiah 33 vv.13-17
Canticles: Edington Service (Grayston Ives)
Second Lesson: Matthew 6 vv.19-34
Anthem: Give me the wings of faith (Leighton)
Hymn: What debt of sin that none can pay (Surrey)
Voluntary: Creation Dance (Neil Cox)

Stephen Moore (Director of Music)
Aaron Shilson (Assistant Director of Music)

WED 17:00 In Tune (m001qft1)
Wind down from the day with classical

Violinist Rachel Podger performs live on the show ahead of her opening Kings Place’s Artist in Focus residency 'Tutta Sola' concert. And pianist Paul Lewis chats about his upcoming concerts with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra for their season opening.

WED 19:00 Classical Mixtape (m001qft7)
Take time out with a 30-minute soundscape of classical music.

WED 19:30 Radio 3 in Concert (m001qftc)
The Vienna Philharmonic plays Strauss and Ligeti at the Salzburg Festival

Daniel Harding conducts the Vienna Philharmonic at the Salzburg Festival.

Recorded last month at the Grosses Festspielhaus in Salzburg, the Vienna Philharmonic paired the ageing Strauss's moving Metamorphosen for 23 solo strings with his epic Also sprach Zarathustra. And, as a centenary hommage to György Ligeti, they play two of his best-known works.

Presented by Georgia Mann.

György Ligeti: Atmosphères
Richard Strauss: Metamorphosen

c. 8.10pm
Interval music (from CD):
Pierre-Laurent Aimard - a featured artist at the Salzburg Festival - plays Liszt's Saint Francis of Assisi Preaching to the Birds and a movement from György Ligeti's Musica ricercata.

c. 8.25pm
György Ligeti: Lontano
Richard Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra, op. 30, symphonic poem after Nietzsche

Vienna Philharmonic
Daniel Harding (conductor)

WED 22:00 Free Thinking (m001qfth)
Why go into space?

From Cold War triumphalism to wanting to secure the future of humanity, people have given many reasons for wanting to go into space. Christopher Harding is joined by a historian, a science fiction writer, a scientist and a visionary to unpick some of those reasons, and ask what they tell us about technology, society and utopia.

With Dr Ghina M. Halabi, Timothy Peacock, Una McCormack and Avi Loeb.

Producer: Luke Mulhall

You can hear more from Timothy Peacock, who teaches at the University of Glagow, in an episode of the Arts & Ideas podcast called New Thinking: From life on Mars to space junk

Una McCormack has contributed to Free Thinking episodes discussing Time, Star Trek, Quatermass, Dystopian Thinking, Asimov.

Avi Loeb has written Interstellar: The Search for Extraterrestrial Life and Our Future Beyond Earth

Dr Ghina M. Halabi spent 13 years working on astrophysics research before becoming a consultant

WED 22:45 The Essay (m0013sp9)
Unearthing Britannia's Tribes

In Search of the Druids

The Essay continues its epic exploration of the lives, tribes and traces of Albion's Iron Age peoples. Professor Ron Hutton assesses the presence and role of the Druid's in Iron Age communities. Derided by the Roman records, celebrated and recreated many times over, the Druids have been imbued with ancient wisdom and mystic powers and yet the British were among the last to adopt them as heroic ancestors.

Producer: Mark Burnan

WED 23:00 Night Tracks (m001qftm)
Dartington Festival Special

Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents a special edition recorded live in the Great Hall at Dartington in South Devon, marking the 70th anniversary of the Dartington Summer School and Festival.

Featuring live performances from cellist Matthew Barley with music by Anna Meredith, John Metcalfe and Gavin Bryars, as well as improvisations with his friend and collaborator, shakuhachi player Adrian Freedman. We hear recordings by local artists such as Mae Karthauser and Anna Ling, and music by composers connected to the place and to the festival's history, including Thea Musgrave, Benjamin Britten, Delia Derbyshire and Imrat Khan. Plus there's poetry inspired by the river Dart by Alice Oswald and change ringing from the Stoke Gabriel Bellringers, based just a few miles down the river, as the clock strikes midnight.


THU 00:30 Through the Night (m001qftr)
Love, War and Comedy

James Ehnes plays Britten's Violin Concerto as part of a concert of English music given by the Oslo Philharmonic and conducted by Juanjo Mena. John Shea presents.

12:31 AM
William Walton (1902-1983)
Scapino, a comedy overture
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Juanjo Mena (conductor)

12:39 AM
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
Violin Concerto, Op.15
James Ehnes (violin), Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Juanjo Mena (conductor)

01:11 AM
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Violin Sonata No. 3 in C, BWV 1005 - Largo
James Ehnes (violin)

01:15 AM
Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
Symphony No. 1 in A flat, Op.55
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Juanjo Mena (conductor)

02:05 AM
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Humoreske for piano in B flat major, Op 20
Ivetta Irkha (piano)

02:31 AM
Hugo Wolf (1860-1903)
String Quartet in D minor
Ljubljanski String Quartet

03:17 AM
Karel Husa (1921-2016)
Concerto for Wind Ensemble
Cincinnati Wind Symphony, Mallory Thompson (conductor)

03:39 AM
George Gershwin (1898-1937)
Piano medley
Bengt-Ake Lundin (piano)

03:46 AM
Niels Gade (1817-1890)
Ved solnedgang (At sunset) for choir and orchestra, Op.46
Danish National Radio Choir, Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, Roman Zeilinger (conductor)

03:54 AM
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Sonata for oboe and continuo in C minor, HWV.366 (Op.1 No.8)
Louise Pellerin (oboe), Dom Andre Laberge (organ)

04:00 AM
Balthasar Fritsch (1570-1608)
Paduan and 2 Galliards (from Primitiae musicales, Frankfurt/Main 1606)
Hortus Musicus, Andres Mustonen (director)

04:09 AM
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Divertimento for 2 flutes and cello in C major, Hob.4.1, 'London trio' No 1
Les Ambassadeurs

04:18 AM
Grzegorz Gerwazy Gorczycki (1665-1734)
Nunc dimittis
Olga Pasiecznik (soprano), Piotr Lykowski (countertenor), Wojciech Parchem (tenor), Sine Nomine Chamber Choir, Miroslaw Borczynski (bass), Concerto Polacco, Marek Toporowski (director)

04:22 AM
Mirko Krajci (b.1968)
Four Dances from the ballet 'Don Juan' (2007)
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mirko Krajci (conductor)

04:31 AM
Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)
Recorder Concerto in A minor
Leonard Schelb (recorder), Raphael Alpermann (harpsichord), Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin, Bernhard Forck (conductor)

04:40 AM
Alessandro Striggio (c.1540-1592)
Ecce beatam lucem, for 40 voices
BBC Singers, Stephen Cleobury (conductor)

04:49 AM
Clara Schumann (1819-1896)
Variations on a theme of Robert Schumann for piano in F sharp minor, Op 20
Angela Cheng (piano)

04:58 AM
Johan Wagenaar (1862-1941)
Concert Overture, Op 11 'Fruhlingsgewalt'
Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra, Jac van Steen (conductor)

05:07 AM
Henryk Wieniawski (1835-1880)
Polonaise in A major for violin & piano, Op 21
Piotr Plawner (violin), Andrzej Guz (piano)

05:16 AM
Maddalena Laura Lombardini Sirmen (1745-1818)
String Quartet no.1 in E flat major, Op.3
Eos Quartet

05:27 AM
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Geist und Seele wird verwirret, BWV 35, cantata
Jan Borner (counter tenor), Capricornus Consort Basel, Peter Barczi (director)

05:54 AM
Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
3 Lyric Pieces (Op 43/5, Op 54/3, Op 54/4)
Juhani Lagerspetz (piano)

06:04 AM
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Trio for clarinet or viola, cello and piano (Op.114) in A minor
Svilen Simeonov (clarinet), Anatoli Krastev (cello), Mina Ivanova (piano)

THU 06:30 Breakfast (m001qfvp)
Live from Upper Lough Erne

Music, voices and sounds of nature from Radio 3's tour of Northern Ireland's loughs. This morning, live from the pastoral setting of Crom Castle on Upper Lough Erne, Petroc Trelawny and guests explore the area’s links with Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett, yacht racing and high society.


THU 09:00 Essential Classics (m001qfvr)
Celebrating classical greats

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

0930 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.

1045 Playlist reveal – a sequence of music suggested by you in response to our starter today.

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

THU 12:00 Composer of the Week (m001qfvt)
Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)

Bread and circuses: Rome

Girolamo Frescobaldi established the keyboard style that would dominate Europe in the Baroque era. His life throws a light on the nepotism and patronage at the heart of Italy in the 17th century, and how it created extraordinary music and spectacle.... breaking the bank in the process.

Donald Macleod and his guest Robert Quinney, Director of the Choir of New College, Oxford, explore Frescobaldi's story alongside some of the other great musicians of his time, who fell into his orbit.

Today, Donald and Robert look at how Pope Urban VIII’s reign fostered a vibrant period of music in Rome in the early 17th century.

Toccata no. 10 in D Minor
E. Power Biggs, organ

Stefano Landi: La morte d'Orfeo, Op. 2:
Act I Scene 1: Teti, del mar regina (Teti, Fato)
Act II Scene 2: Tu lieto canti, Orfeo, e il tempo vola (Ebro, Orfeo)
John Elwes, tenor (Orfeo)
Harry van der Kamp, bass (Ebro)
David Cordier, countertenor (Teti)
Lieven Deroo, bass (Fato)
Stephen Stubbs, director

Arie musicali
Book 2: No. 19. Vanne, o carta amorosa
Book 2: No. 18. Ti lascio, anima mia
Concerto Italiano
Rinaldo Alessandrini, director

Jacques Arcadelt: Madrigali, Book 1: Ahime, dov'è'l bel viso: Madrigali, Book 1: Ancidetemi pur, grievi martiri
Cappella Mediterranea
Leonardo García Alarcón, director

Toccate, canzone, versi d'hinni, Magnificat, gagliarde, correnti, Book 2: Ancidetemi pur d'Archadelt passeggiato
Roberto Loreggian, harpsichord

Johann Hieronymous Kapsberger: I pastori di Bettelemme (excerpt):
Constanze Backes, soprano
Chiyuki Okamura, soprano
Franz Vitzthum, countertenor
Clementine Jesdinsky, soprano
Christian Dietz, tenor
Markus Flaig, bass
Echo du Danube Ensemble

Arie musicali per cantarsi, Book 1: Così mi disprezzate (Aria di passacaglia)
Mariana Flores, soprano
Ensemble Clematis
Leonardo Garcia-Alarcon, director

THU 13:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (m001q16t)
NI Opera Festival of Voice 2023 (3/4)

Recitals from Northern Ireland Opera's Festival of Voice 2023, recorded at St Patrick's Church of Ireland in Glenarm, Co Antrim.

John Toal introduces accompanist Simon Lepper with tenor Robin Tritschler, baritone James Atkinson and mezzo-soprano Marta Fontanals-Simmons in a programme of music inspired by the patronage of Elizabeth Sprague-Coolidge, including music by Barber, Copland, Rebecca Clarke and Ravel.

Samuel Barber - Hermit songs selection
Robin Tritschler (tenor); Simon Lepper (piano)

Aaron Copland-
Nature is the gentlest mother
Heart we will forget him
Stravinsky- Se tu m’ami from “Pulcinella”
Rebecca Clarke –
Infant Joy
Seal Man
Marta Fontanals-Simmons (mezzo-soprano); Simon Lepper (piano)

Frank Bridge-
Thy hand in mine
Where she lies asleep
Maurice Ravel- Don Quichotte Songs
James Atkinson (baritone) ; Simon Lepper (piano)

THU 14:00 Afternoon Concert (m001qfvw)
Dvorak's Eighth Symphony

Ian Skelly presents great concert performances from across Europe and from the BBC performing groups, this week featuring the Ulster Orchestra every day at 3pm. Today, they perform Dvorak's Symphony No.8. Plus, Daniel Ottensamer is the soloist in Mozart's Clarinet Concerto with Camerata Salzburg, a rare performance of Carl Nielsen's radiant choral work Hymnus Amoris from Copenhagen, and more from Nordic folk trio Dreamer's Circus.


Nielsen: Maskarade – Overture
Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Dausgaard, conductor

Ruth Gipps: Pan and Apollo
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Jonathan Bloxham, conductor

Carr/Busk/Sorenssen: folk medley
Dreamers’ Circus
Aarhus Symphony Orchestra
Christian Oland, conductor

Smetana: The Bartered Bride – Overture
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Jiri Belohlavek, conductor

Schubert: The Shepherd on the Rock
Sally Matthews (soprano)
Thomas Watmough (clarinet)
Malcolm Martineau (piano)

Dvorak: Symphony No.8
Ulster Orchestra
Angus Webster, conductor

Mozart: Clarinet Concerto
Daniel Ottensamer (clarinet)
Camerata Salzburg
Ton Koopman, conductor

Nielsen: Hymnus Amoris
Liv Redpath (soprano), Sebastian Kohlhepp (tenor)
Danish National Junior Choir and Concert Choir
Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Fabio Luisi, conductor

Lili Boulanger: D'un matin de printemps
BBC Philharmonic
Yan Pascal Toretelier, conductor

THU 17:00 In Tune (m001qfvy)
The biggest names in classical music

Pianist Marc-André Hamelin performs live in the studio ahead of the release of his new album, Fauré: Nocturnes & Barcarolles, and his upcoming concert at Wigmore Hall.

THU 19:00 Classical Mixtape (m001qfw0)
The eclectic classical mix

Take time out with a 30-minute soundscape of classical music.

THU 19:30 Radio 3 in Concert (m001qfw2)
Messiaen's Éclairs sur l'Au-Delà... at the Salzburg Festival

Olivier Messiaen's Éclairs sur l’Au-delà… at the Salzburg Festival.

Ingo Metzmacher conducts the SWR Symphony Orchestra, Stuttgart in the French master's final completed work. Scored for a vast orchestra, Éclairs is a summary of his musical and spiritual preoccupations. It's imbued with bird song - at one point with twenty five birds singing at once - rapt emotion and sonorous nobility and, as his widow recalled, in this final work, Messiaen attempts ''gradually to understand the Invisible''.

Presented by Georgia Mann

Olivier Messiaen: Éclairs sur l'Au-Delà.. (Lightning Over the Beyond..).
SWR Symphony Orchestra, Stuttgart
Ingo Metzmacher (conductor)

Followed at approx. 8.35pm by a performance of Beethoven towering 33 Variations on a Theme of Diabelli, Op 120 recorded in 1991 for CD by Grigory Sokolov, one of the artists featured at this year's Salzburg Festival.

THU 22:00 Free Thinking (m001qfw4)
Notebooks and new technology

Novelist Jonathan Coe joins book historians Roland Allen, Prof Lesley Smith and Dr Gill Partington and presenter Lisa Mullen. As Radio 3’s Late Junction devotes episodes this September to the cassette tape and the particular sound and way of recording and assembling music which that technology provided, we look at writing. At a time when there’s a lot of chat about AI and chatbots creating writing, what does it mean to write on a page of paper which is then printed and assembled into a book.
The author Jonathan Coe’s many books include The Rotter's Club, What a Carve Up! Mr Wilder and Me and his latest Bournville is now out in paperback
Roland Allen has worked in publishing and has now written The Notebook: A History of Thinking on Paper
Gill Partington (with Simon Morris and Adam Smyth) is one of the founding editors of Inscription: Journal of Material Text, which brings together artists, book historians, and academic theorists. After editions looking at beginnings, holes and folds, the new issue coming soon looks at touch.
Lesley Smith is Fellow and Tutor in Politics at Harris Manchester College, Oxford and has chosen a selection of handwritten documents from the collections of the Bodleian Library published as Handwritten: Remarkable People on the Page.

Producer: Ruth Watts

Available to download as an Arts & Ideas podcast and on BBC Sounds are discussions about
Paper with Adam Smyth, Nicholas Basbanes, Therese Weber and Emily Cockayne
AI and Human creativity: Joy Buolamwini, founder of the Algorithmic Justice League, Anders Sandberg from the Future of the Human Institute at Oxford, artist Anna Ridler and Sheffield Robotics' Michael Szollosy
Concrete poetry: Matthew Sweet and guests discuss the work of Dom Houédard.
Experimentation in the arts: with the winners of the Goldsmiths Prize 2022, poet Stephen Sexton and composer Matthew Herbert, Shahidha Bari reflects on what it means to push boundaries and be experimental

THU 22:45 The Essay (m0013t5c)
Unearthing Britannia's Tribes

Pytheas and the Iron Sea

The Essay explores the peoples and myths of Iron Age Britain.

Centuries before Caesar's armies set foot on Albion, the Greek explorer Pytheas circumnavigated our island in 320 BC. Writer Mandy Haggith imagines the world and folk of the west coast of Scotland encountered by Pytheas. Whilst the sea itself with its ever-changing yet permanent presence allows us to travel back across the water to the rugged coastline of Assynt where liminal communities dwelled among the brochs.

Producer: Mark Burman

THU 23:00 The Night Tracks Mix (m001qfw6)
Music for the night

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

THU 23:30 Unclassified (m001qfw8)
Unclassified Live: Isobel Waller-Bridge and Coby Sey at Bluedot Festival

In the second of our programmes recorded at this year’s edition of Bluedot Festival, Isobel Waller-Bridge and Coby Sey take to the stage at the Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire to perform with the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Robert Ames.

Isobel Waller-Bridge’s skills as the creator of sensitive and absorbing film scores and TV soundtracks (Black Mirror, Fleabag, Emma) has brought her critical acclaim, though last year’s debut solo album VIII brought her compositional voice into the limelight. At Bluedot, she plays piano in a suite of pieces taken from the album as well as a new untitled work, collaborating with orchestrator Lara Serafin to bring a fresh playfulness and experimentation palette of sounds and textures.

The world of Coby Sey’s artistry is hard to pin down, a music of deep atmospheres that straddles the genres of ambient, experimental, grime and hip hop. For this Unclassified Live performance, Sey worked with arranger George Barton to realise an expanded version of Eve (Anwummerɛ), a track from his 2022 album Conduit. The studio recording of the song features his wordless vocals, but, inspired by the festival surroundings, Sey speaks and sings new lyrics: “Being here, absorbing the environment, I was thinking about what space means to me. I was thinking about what we mean to each other as humans, in this lifetime, on this planet. I think it’s good to be kept grounded while also looking upwards.”

Produced by Alexa Kruger
A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3


FRI 00:30 Through the Night (m001qfwb)
Wagner in Italy

Soprano Gun-Brit Barkmin joins the RAI National Symphony Orchestra and conductor Fabio Luisi for excerpts from the music dramas of Richard Wagner. John Shea presents.

12:31 AM
Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
Prelude to Act I of 'Lohengrin'
RAI National Symphony Orchestra, Fabio Luisi (conductor)

12:40 AM
Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
Overture to 'Tannhäuser'
RAI National Symphony Orchestra, Fabio Luisi (conductor)

12:55 AM
Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
Prelude and Liebestod, from 'Tristan und Isolde'
Gun-Brit Barkmin (soprano), RAI National Symphony Orchestra, Fabio Luisi (conductor)

01:12 AM
Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
Good Friday Music, from 'Parsifal'
RAI National Symphony Orchestra, Fabio Luisi (conductor)

01:23 AM
Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
Brünnhilde's Immolation, from 'Götterdämmerung' (Twilight of the Gods)
Gun-Brit Barkmin (soprano), RAI National Symphony Orchestra, Fabio Luisi (conductor)

01:41 AM
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)
Sonata in D major Wq 137 for viola da gamba and continuo
Friederike Heumann (viola da gamba), Dirk Borner (harpsichord)

01:59 AM
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
String Quartet no 2 in A minor, Op 13
Calidore Quartet

02:31 AM
Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
Variations on an original theme 'Enigma' Op.36 for orchestra
BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sakari Oramo (conductor)

03:03 AM
Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach (1732-1795)
Pygmalion, cantata for bass and orchestra W 18/5, B 50
Harry van der Kamp (bass), Das Kleine Konzert, Hermann Max (conductor)

03:36 AM
Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
Histoire du Tango
Jadwiga Kotnowska (flute), Leszek Potasinki (guitar), Grzegorz Frankowski (double bass)

03:52 AM
Marian Sawa (1937-2005)
Dance Pictures
Jan Bokszczanin (organ)

03:59 AM
Arvo Part (1935-)
Magnificat for chorus
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Tonu Kaljuste (conductor)

04:06 AM
Germaine Tailleferre (1892-1983)
Sonata for harp
Godelieve Schrama (harp)

04:16 AM
Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
Sonata for violin and piano
Fanny Clamagirand (violin), Nicolas Bringuer (piano)

04:24 AM
Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
Norwegian Dance, Op 35, No 1 (Allegro marcato)
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Ole Kristian Ruud (conductor)

04:31 AM
Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
Overture to Candide
Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra, Richard Dufallo (conductor)

04:36 AM
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Concerto in D major for transverse flute, strings and continuo
Karl Kaiser (flute), La Stagione Frankfurt

04:48 AM
Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921)
Danse macabre, Op 40
Ouellet-Murray Duo (duo)

04:56 AM
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Kyrie eleison in G minor for double choir and orchestra (RV.587)
Choir of Latvian Radio, Riga Chamber Players, Sigvards Klava (conductor)

05:06 AM
Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881)
Night on a Bare Mountain
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)

05:19 AM
Juan de Navas (1650-1719)
Ay, divino amor
Olga Pitarch (soprano), Accentus Austria, Thomas Wimmer (director)

05:25 AM
Louis Spohr (1784-1859)
Notturno for wind and Turkish band in C major, Op 34
Octophoros, Paul Dombrecht (conductor)

05:57 AM
Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
String Quartet no 14 in A flat major, Op 105
Stamic Quartet

FRI 06:30 Breakfast (m001qfv1)
Live from Lough Foyle

Music, voices and sounds of nature from Radio 3's tour of Northern Ireland's loughs. We conclude our trip at the tip of Magilligan Point, where Lough Foyle enters the Atlantic Ocean. Petroc Trelawny explores the unique dune landscape and hears stories of emigration with live music and guests.


FRI 09:00 Essential Classics (m001qfv3)
A feast of great music

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

0930 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.

1045 Playlist reveal – a sequence of music suggested by you in response to our starter today.

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

FRI 12:00 Composer of the Week (m001qfv5)
Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)

A man of influence: Rome

Frescobaldi takes up his place as organist at St. Peter’s, Rome.

Girolamo Frescobaldi established the keyboard style that would dominate Europe in the Baroque era. His life throws a light on the nepotism and patronage at the heart of Italy in the 17th century, and how it created extraordinary music and spectacle.... breaking the bank in the process.

Donald Macleod and his guest Robert Quinney, Director of the Choir of New College, Oxford, explore Frescobaldi's story alongside some of the other great musicians of his time, who fell into his orbit.

Today, Donald and Robert look at the last hurrah of the free-spending Barberini pontificate in Rome, as Frescobaldi returns to take on a prestigious musical position there.

Canzona duodecima detta la Todeschina

Stefano Landi: Il sant'alessio:
Act III: Lasciate il pianto (Chorus)
Act III: O mia Consorte (Eufemiano, Madre, Sposa)
Act III: Vive Alessio (Wieczorek, Maryseult -
Act III: Il Ciel vagheggia (Chorus)
Act III: Godi pur alma gradita
Nicolas Rivenq, baritone (Eufemiano)
Sophie Marin-Degor, soprano (Sposa)
Cecile Eloir, mezzo-soprano (Madre)
Maryseult Wieczorek, mezzo-soprano (Religione)
Les Arts Florissants Chorus
Les Arts Florissants
William Christie, director

Johann Jakob Froberger: Suite (Partita) No. 30 in A Minor, FbWV 630
Anne Marie Dragosits, harpsichord

Marco Marazzoli: Dialogo fra Rosinda ed Olindo
Rosa de la Soledad, soprano
Nora Tabbush, soprano
Ensemble Mare Nostrum
Andrea de Carlo, director

Missa sopra l'aria della monica: Credo
Stagione Armonica Choir
Schola Gregoriana de La Stagione Armonica
Sergio Balestracci, conductor

Cento Partite Sopra Passacagli:
Markus Markl, harpsichord

Produced by Iain Chambers for BBC Audio Wales and West

FRI 13:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (m001q165)
NI Opera Festival of Voice 2023 (4/4)

Recitals from Northern Ireland Opera's Festival of Voice 2023, recorded at St Patrick's Church of Ireland in Glenarm, Co Antrim.

John Toal introduces accompanist Simon Lepper with tenor Robin Tritschler, baritone James Atkinson and mezzo-soprano Marta Fontanals-Simmons in a programme of music inspired by The Salon of Winneretta Singer- La Princesse de Polignac, including music by Fauré, Debussy, De Falla, Hahn and Weill.

Fauré- Cinq melodies de Venise
James Atkinson (baritone); Simon Lepper (piano)

Germaine Tailleferre- Romance for piano
Simon Lepper (piano)

Ethel Smyth- After Sunset
Claude Debussy- Chansons de Bilitis
De Falla-
Marta Fontanals-Simmons (mezzo-soprano); Simon Lepper (piano)

Honegger- Petits cours de morale
Ravel- Chanson des cueilleuses de lentisques
Hahn- The stars
Hahn- L'heure exquise
Weill- Dirge for two veterans
Robin Tritschler (tenor) ; Simon Lepper (piano)

FRI 14:00 Afternoon Concert (m001qfv7)
Stravinsky's Symphony in C

Ian Skelly presents great concert performances from across Europe and from the BBC performing groups, this week featuring the Ulster Orchestra every day at 3pm. Today, they perform Stravinsky's Symphony in C. Also today, a performance of Carl Nielsen's Clarinet Concerto from Copenhagen, and Ragna Schirmer is the soloist in Mozart's final piano concerto, No.27 in B flat, with the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra.


Bizet: Farandol (L’Arlesienne Suite No.2)
Ulster Orchestra
Yan Pascal Tortelier, conductor

Friedrich Kuhlau: The Robbers' Castle – Overture
Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Michael Schonwandt, conductor

Florence Price: Heav'n Bound Soldier
Elizabeth Burgess (piano)
BBC Singers
Benjamin Nicholas, conductor

Nielsen: Clarinet Concerto
Johnny Teyssier (clarinet)
Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Fabio Luisi, conductor

Stravinsky: Symphony in C
Ulster Orchestra
Adam Hickox, conductor

Mozart: Piano Concerto No.27
Ragna Schirmer (piano)
Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
Malin Bromin, conductor

Richard Rodney Bennett: Murder on the Orient Express (music from the 1974 film)
BBC Philharmonic
Rumon Gamba, conductor

FRI 16:30 The Listening Service (m001qfrq)
[Repeat of broadcast at 17:00 on Sunday]

FRI 17:00 In Tune (m001qfv9)
Live from Ulster University

Sean Rafferty is live from the Great Hall, Magee Campus, Ulster University, Londonderry, with performances by some of Northern Ireland’s finest musicians, including pianist Ruth McGinley, jazz trumpeter Linley Hamilton and soprano Mary McCabe.

FRI 19:00 Classical Mixtape (m001qfvc)
Relax into your day with classical music

Take time out with a 30-minute soundscape of classical music, with gorgeous sounds ranging from the 18th century right up to the present day. Featuring music by Joseph Bologne, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Benjamin Britten, Gerald Finzi and Judith Bingham - plus a dramatic tango by Carlos Gardel made famous by the 1994 film True Lies.

FRI 19:30 Radio 3 in Concert (m001qfvf)
The Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony

The Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra present Beethoven's Ninth Symphony - opening concert of 2023 tour.

Following its acclaimed inaugural tour of Europe and the United States in 2022, the Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra begins its 2023 tour at Warsaw's Polish National Opera with a concert which culminated in a performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony - and a special translation into Ukrainian of Schiller's famous 'Ode to Joy.'
The orchestra includes refugees forced to flee their country for safety, Ukrainian members of European orchestras, and musicians of Ukraine-based ensembles, some of whom have received special permission from the Ukrainian government to serve their nation through their music.
The concert opens with the Overture to Verdi’s La Forza del Destino, an opera haunted by merciless fate. The orchestra is then joined by the Kharkiv-born violinist Valeriy Sokolov, winner of the Study Grant Prize at the International Pablo Sarasate Competition in Pamplona and the Grand Prix of the George Enescu Festival in Bucharest for the Second Violin Concerto by Yevhen Stankovych, one of Ukraine's leading composers. The orchestra is conducted by Canadian-Ukrainian, Keri-Lynn Wilson.

Presented by Hannah French.

Verdi: La Forza del Destino – Overture

Yevhen Stankovych: Violin Concerto No. 2

Valeriy Sokolov (violin)
Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra
Keri-Lynn Wilson (conductor)

c. 8pm
Interval music: Anna Fedorova plays Chopin's Nocturnes in C sharp minor and D flat major, Op.27.

c. 8.10pm
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op.125 (Choral)

Olga Kulchynska (soprano), Nicole Chirka (mezzo-soprano), Dmytro Popov (tenor), Vladyslav Buialskyi (bass-baritone)
Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Choir in Białystok
Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra
Keri-Lynn Wilson (conductor)

FRI 22:00 The Verb (m001qfvh)
Live from Contains Strong Language 2023

Live from the ‘Contains Strong Language’ Festival in Leeds, Ian McMillan introduces public poets from around the world, including Simon Armitage, Hanan Issa (the National Poet of Wales), Chris Tse (Poet Laureate of New Zealand) and Titilope Sonuga - Nigerian-Canadian poet and former Laureate of Edmonton. Ian will also hear from the winner of the 2023 Laurel Prize - the international award for nature poetry, set up to recognise and encourage the resurgence of environmental writing – one of Simon Armitage’s public projects as Poet Laureate.

FRI 22:45 The Essay (m0013t86)
Unearthing Britannia's Tribes

Arthur Begins

The Essay continues its epic exploration of the lives, tribes and traces of Albion's Iron Age peoples. Archaeologist Miles Russell returns not to the earth but to the earliest accounts of the story of King Arthur revealed not as a medieval icon of chivalry but as a blood-soaked berserker with Iron Age roots.

Producer: Mark Burman

FRI 23:00 Late Junction (m001qfvk)
Casseptember: A mixtape from Syrian Cassette Archives

Verity Sharp continues our month-long celebration of cassette tape culture with a mixtape from Mark Gergis and Yamen Mekdad, founders of Syrian Cassette Archives. The rise of the cassette medium in Syria transformed the country’s musical landscape, providing a platform for many musicians across the country that had not previously had the ability to record or distribute their work. Syrian Cassette Archives is an initiative to preserve, research and share sounds and stories from Syria’s abundant cassette era, from the 1970s into the 2000s, during a time when much of the country’s recorded repertoire is under threat from the effects of war and displacement.

Beginning with an initial collection of tapes picked up at music shops and kiosks throughout Syria by producer and archivist Mark Gergis, the project has grown in scope and breadth over the years with many more cassettes received from contributors and collaborators. The growing collection features an overview of musical styles from Syriaʼs many communities and neighbours, including live concerts, studio albums, soloists, classical, childrenʼs music and more, with special focus on the regional dabke and shaabi folk-pop music, performed at weddings, parties and festivities.

Plus, we’ll be sharing more cassette memories from Late Junction alumni including the legendary guitarist Dennis Bovell, alongside the usual array of musical happenings from the outer fringes.

A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3

(Note: the times link back to the details; the pids link to the BBC page, including iPlayer)

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Cello Retold 23:00 SUN (m0013sc4)

Choral Evensong 15:00 SUN (m001q760)

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Classical Fix 00:00 MON (m001qfsc)

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Composer of the Week 12:00 MON (m001qft3)

Composer of the Week 12:00 TUE (m001qfrr)

Composer of the Week 12:00 WED (m001qfsf)

Composer of the Week 12:00 THU (m001qfvt)

Composer of the Week 12:00 FRI (m001qfv5)

Drama on 3 19:30 SUN (m000n6bz)

Essential Classics 09:00 MON (m001qfsx)

Essential Classics 09:00 TUE (m001qfrm)

Essential Classics 09:00 WED (m001qfs7)

Essential Classics 09:00 THU (m001qfvr)

Essential Classics 09:00 FRI (m001qfv3)

Free Thinking 22:00 TUE (m001qfss)

Free Thinking 22:00 WED (m001qfth)

Free Thinking 22:00 THU (m001qfw4)

Freeness 00:00 SUN (m001jck1)

Happy Harmonies with Laufey 02:00 SAT (m000wyxz)

In Tune 17:00 MON (m001qftn)

In Tune 17:00 TUE (m001qfs6)

In Tune 17:00 WED (m001qft1)

In Tune 17:00 THU (m001qfvy)

In Tune 17:00 FRI (m001qfv9)

Inside Music 13:00 SAT (m001qfp9)

J to Z 17:00 SAT (m001qfpm)

Jazz Record Requests 16:00 SUN (m001qfrl)

Late Junction 23:00 FRI (m001qfvk)

Music Matters 11:45 SAT (m001qfny)

Music Matters 22:00 MON (m001qfny)

Music Planet 16:00 SAT (m001qfpg)

New Generation Artists 16:30 MON (m001qftj)

New Music Show 22:45 SAT (m001qfpx)

Night Tracks 23:00 MON (m001qftx)

Night Tracks 23:00 TUE (m001qfsz)

Night Tracks 23:00 WED (m001qftm)

Opera on 3 18:30 SAT (m001qfps)

Private Passions 12:00 SUN (m001qfrg)

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert 13:00 SUN (m001q74z)

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert 13:00 MON (m001qft8)

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert 13:00 TUE (m001q15g)

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert 13:00 WED (m001q17g)

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert 13:00 THU (m001q16t)

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert 13:00 FRI (m001q165)

Radio 3 in Concert 19:30 MON (m001qftv)

Radio 3 in Concert 19:30 TUE (m001qfsl)

Radio 3 in Concert 19:30 WED (m001qftc)

Radio 3 in Concert 19:30 THU (m001qfw2)

Radio 3 in Concert 19:30 FRI (m001qfvf)

Record Review Extra 21:20 SUN (m001qfs5)

Record Review 09:00 SAT (m001qfnq)

Sound of Cinema 15:00 SAT (m001q71c)

Sunday Feature 18:45 SUN (m001qfrz)

Sunday Morning 09:00 SUN (m001qfrc)

The Early Music Show 14:00 SUN (m0010nx0)

The Essay 22:45 MON (m0013s3r)

The Essay 22:45 TUE (m0013sly)

The Essay 22:45 WED (m0013sp9)

The Essay 22:45 THU (m0013t5c)

The Essay 22:45 FRI (m0013t86)

The Listening Service 17:00 SUN (m001qfrq)

The Listening Service 16:30 FRI (m001qfrq)

The Night Tracks Mix 23:00 THU (m001qfw6)

The Verb 22:00 FRI (m001qfvh)

This Classical Life 12:30 SAT (m001qfp5)

Through the Night 03:00 SAT (m001q79v)

Through the Night 01:00 SUN (m001qfq5)

Through the Night 00:30 MON (m001qfsk)

Through the Night 00:30 TUE (m001qftz)

Through the Night 00:30 WED (m001qft5)

Through the Night 00:30 THU (m001qftr)

Through the Night 00:30 FRI (m001qfwb)

Ultimate Calm 01:00 SAT (m001fx0n)

Unclassified 23:30 THU (m001qfw8)

Words and Music 17:30 SUN (m001qfrv)