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SATURDAY 30 OCTOBER 2010

SAT 01:00 Through the Night (b00vctkm)
Susan Sharpe presents a concert of music by Ravel

1:01 AM
Ravel, Maurice (1875-1937)
Ma mère l'oye - ballet
Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra, Myung-Whun Chung (conductor)

1:29 AM
Lully, Jean-Baptiste (1632-1687)
Plainte d'Armide for voice & basso continuo
Isabelle Poulenard (soprano), Ricercar Consort, Henri Ledroit (conductor)

1:38 AM
Ravel, Maurice (1875-1937)
Shéhérazade
Anne-Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano), Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra, Myung-Whun Chung (conductor)

1:56 AM
Couperin, François (1668-1733)
Douzième concert à deux violes (from 'Les Gouts réunis ou Nouveaux Concerts, Paris 1724')
Violes Esgales: Susie Napper, Margaret Little (viols)

2:05 AM
Ravel, Maurice (1875-1937)
Daphnis et Chloé - suite no. 1
Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra, Myung-Whun Chung (conductor)

2:17 AM
Ravel, Maurice (1875-1937)
Daphnis et Chloé - suite no. 2
Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra, Myung-Whun Chung (conductor)

2:34 AM
Marais, Marin (1656-1728)
Caprice ou Sonate (from Pièces de Viole, 4e Livre, Paris 1717)
Pierre Pitzl, Mary Jean Bölli (violas da gamba), Augusta Campagne, (harpsichord)

2:40 AM
Debussy, Claude (1862-1918)
Des pas sur la neige - from Preludes Book 1 No.6
Danae O'Callaghan (piano)

2:46 AM
Ravel, Maurice (1875-1937)
La Valse - choreographic poem for orchestra
Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra, Myung-Whun Chung (conductor)

3:01 AM
Kyurkchiyski, Krassimir (b.1936)
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra 'In Memory of Pancho Vladigerov'
Milena Mollova (piano), Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Vladigerov (conductor)

3:36 AM
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich (1840-1893)
Quartet for strings No.1 in D major (Op.11)
Tämmel String Quartet

4:06 AM
Glick, Srul Irving (1934-2002)
Suite Hébraïque No.1 for clarinet and piano
James Campbell (clarinet), Valerie Tryon (piano)

4:18 AM
Haydn, Joseph (1732-1809)
Symphony No.22 (H.1.22) in E flat major 'The Philosopher'
Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra, Marc Minkowski (conductor)

4:38 AM
Pylkkänen, Tauno (1918-1980)
Suite for oboe and strings (Op.32)
Aale Lindgren (oboe), Finnish Radio Orchestra, Petri Sakari (conductor)

4:47 AM
Offenbach, Jacques (1819-1880)
Les Larmes de Jacqueline
Hee-Song song (cello), Myung-Seon Kye (male) (piano)

4:54 AM
Byrd, William (c.1543-1623)
Content is rich
Emma Kirkby (soprano), The Rose Consort of Viols: John Bryan, Alison Crum, Sarah Groser, Roy Marks, Peter Wendland (viols)

5:01 AM
Bellini, Vincenzo (1801-1835), arr. unknown
Concerto in E flat for oboe (arranged for trumpet)
Geoffrey Payne (trumpet), Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Michael Halasz (conductor)

5:09 AM
Fauré, Gabriel (1845-1924)
Nocturne No.1 in E flat minor (Op.33 No.1)
Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano)

5:18 AM
Grieg, Edvard (1843-1907)
Two Lyric Pieces: Evening in the Mountains (Op.68 No.4); At the cradle (Op.68 No.5)
CBC Vancouver Orchestra, Mario Bernardi (conductor)

5:26 AM
Albrecht, Alexander (1885-1958)
Quintet for piano, flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon (Op.6) (1913)
Pavol Kovác (piano), Bratislava Wind Quintet

5:35 AM
Haydn, Joseph (1732-1809)
Der Sturm orchestra (H.24a.8)
Netherlands Radio Choir and Chamber Orchestra, Antoni Ros-Marba (conductor)

5:45 AM
Debussy, Claude (1862-1918)
Sonata for violin and piano in G minor
Janine Jansen (violin), David Kuyken (piano)

6:00 AM
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791)
Horn Concerto No.4 in E flat (K.495)
James Sommerville (horn), CBC Vancouver Orchestra, Mario Bernardi (conductor)

6:17 AM
Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750)
Jesu, meine Freude - motet (BWV.227)
Orchestra and Choir of Latvian Radio, Aivars Kalejas (organ), Sigvards Klava (conductor)

6:39 AM
Stravinsky, Igor (1882-1971)
Dances Concertantes for chamber orchestra
Polish Radio Orchestra, Warsaw, Krzystzof Slowinski (conductor).


SAT 07:00 Breakfast (b00vdk3x)
Martin Handley presents a refreshing selection of music to start the day.


SAT 09:00 CD Review (b00vdk4p)
Building a Library: Bach: Organ Music

Andrew McGregor with what's new in the world of classical music recordings, including:

09.05am

SIBELIUS EDITION Vol.11 – Choral Music
The complete works for choir a cappella and with piano/organ accompaniment. Including: Rakastava, Venematka, Sydameni laulu, Isänmaalle, Finlandia Hymn, Chorales, Jager March, Giv mig ej glans, Cantata for the University Graduation Ceremonies of 1897, Origin of Fire and extracts from Kullervo
Performers include: Helena Juntunen (soprano) / Johanna Rusanen (soprano) / Monica Groop (mezzo-soprano) / Mika Pohjonen (tenor) / Jorma Hynninen (baritone) / Folke Gräsbeck (piano) / Ilmo Ranta (piano) / YL Male Voice Choir / Matti Hyokki; Orphei Drangar / Henrik Wikstrom; Jubilate Choir / Astrid Riska; Dominante Choir / Seppo Murto; Florakoren
BIS-CD-1930/32 (6 CDs)

SIBELIUS: Symphonies Nos. 1 in E minor and 3 in C
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra / Pietari Inkinen (conductor)
Naxos 8.572305 (CD)

SIBELIUS: Violin Concerto; The Bard Op.64; The Wood Nymph Op.15
Frank Peter Zimmerman (violin) / Helsinki Philharmonic / John Storgards (conductor)
Ondine ODE 1147-2 (CD)


09.35am Building a Library Special
BACH: Organ works
Stephen Farr joins Andrew to discuss some of the issues to consider when looking for a complete collection of Bach’s organ music.
Recommended sets include:

Bernard Foccroulle (organ)
Ricercar RIC289 (16 CDs)

Marie-Claire Alain (organ) – digital recordings from 1990s
Erato – currently deleted, due for reissue April 2011

Stephen Farr is a prize-winning international organist and scholar. A former cathedral organist, he is now a freelance organist and continuo player.


10.40am

SIBELIUS: String Quartet in D minor Op.56; SCHOENBERG: String Quartet No.1 in D minor Op.7
Tetzlaff Quartet
Avi Music 855 3202 (CD)


10.50am New Releases

Jeremy Summerly joins Andrew to discuss new and recent releases of choral music, with extracts from the following:

Ikon II – 19th Century Russian choral music
Holst Singers / Stephen Layton (conductor)
Hyperion CDA67756 (CD)

JOSQUIN DESPREZ: Masses de l’Homme armee; Missa Super Voces Musicales; Missa Sexti Toni Metamorphoses / Maurice Bourbon (conductor)
Calliope CAL9441 (CD)

VYTAUTAS MISKINIS: Time is Endless & other choral music
The Choir of Royal Holloway / Rupert Gough (conductor)
Hyperion CDA67818 (CD)

VYTAUTAS MISKINIS: Thoughts of Psalms & other choral music
Kammerchor consonare / Almut Stumke (conductor)
Carus CARUS83459 (CD)

ANDRE JOLIVET: Epithalme; Madrigal; Missa Uxor Tua
SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart / Mitglieder des Rasdio-Sinfonieorchesters Stuttgart / Marcus Creed (conductor)
Carus CARU83445 (CD)

ERIC WHITACRE: Light and Gold & other choral music
The Eric Whitacre Singers / Laudibus / The King’s Singers / Pavao Quartet / Hila Plitmann (speaker) / Christopher Glynn (piano) / Eric Whitacre (conductor)
Decca 2743209 (CD)


11.45am Disc of the Week

VILLA-LOBOS: Floresta do Amazonas
Anna Korondi (soprano) / Sao Paulo SO & Choir / John Neschling (conductor)
BIS-SACD-1660 (Hydrid SACD)


SAT 12:15 Music Feature (b00p2kmy)
Reviving Robin

The pianist Kathryn Stott tells the story of how, in 1934, the young Communist party member Michael Tippett inspired a depressed mining community in Cleveland with his very first opera, based on the legend of Robin Hood. The work has remained hidden with strict instructions that it never be performed again, but 75 years later residents of Boosbeck in east Cleveland have come together in an ambitious attempt to recreate the project - in the bar of the town's Station Hotel.

Producer: Celia Quartermain.


SAT 13:00 The Early Music Show (b00vdk8k)
Pepys's Diary

Samuel Pepys began writing his famed diary 350 years ago. As a keen amateur musician himself and a man who mixed with many important members of society, including composers, there are a wonderful breadth of musical references and anecdotes in Pepys's writings. Lucie Skeaping explores this myriad of musical mentions.


SAT 14:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (b00vct75)
Markus Werba, Gary Matthewman

Today's Lunchtime Concert features the young Austrian baritone Markus Werba, who has already made a big name for himself on opera stages around the world. His programme today is from the more intimate world of lieder, with music from two of the great 19th century song writers, Schubert and Brahms.

Presented by Fiona Talkington.

SCHUBERT
Fischerweise, D881
Des Sängers Habe, D832
Der Einsame, D800
Prometheus, D674
Alinde, D904
Über Wildemann, D884
Im Abendrot, D799
Normans Gesang, D846
Gruppe aus dem Tartarus, D583

BRAHMS
Vor dem Fenster, Op.14'1
Ein Sonett, Op.14'4
Der Gang zum Liebchen, Op.48'1
Murrays Ermordung, Op.14'3
Alte Liebe, Op.72'1
O kühler Wald, Op.72'3
Unüberwindlich, Op.72'5

Markus Werba (baritone)
Gary Matthewman (piano).


SAT 15:00 World Routes (b00vdk8m)
Afghan Music, World Routes Academy 2011

Lucy Duran explores the music of Afghanistan in a session with young rubab player Wahid Delahang and tabla player Wahid Wahidi, and talks to writer Simon Broughton about his new compilation of music from across the country's rich musical landscape.

Looking ahead, Lucy launches the World Routes Academy 2011, with a session from the new mentee.


SAT 16:00 Jazz Library (b00vdk8p)
Clifford Brown

Clifford Brown died in a car crash at 25, robbing the jazz world of one of its most talented and original trumpeters. To mark the 80th anniversary of Brown's birth, author Tom Perchard joins Alyn Shipton to pick the highlights of his recordings. The programme centres on the Clifford Brown / Max Roach Quintet, but also includes a wide variety of other material including discs with Sarah Vaughan and with a string orchestra.


SAT 17:00 Jazz Record Requests (b00vdk8r)
Geoffrey Smith presents a selection of listeners' jazz requests.


SAT 18:00 Opera on 3 (b00vdk8t)
Bizet's Les pecheurs de perles

Tonight's Opera on 3 is a concert performance of Bizet's Les pêcheurs de perles. Leader of the pearl fishers, Zurga and his friend Nadir both fall for the same woman, but decide to put their friendship first and not see her again. When Léïla, now a priestess, appears in their camp a few months later, Nadir can't help his feelings, leaving Zurga with the dilemma of punishing or forgiving them. Alexandra Wilson presents, and talks to conductor Antonio Pappano about why there's more to this opera than just the famous duet.

Presented by: Dr Alexandra Wilson

Léïla ..... Nicole Cabell (soprano)
Nadir ..... John Osborn (tenor)
Zurga ..... Gerald Finley (baritone)
Nourabad ..... Raymond Aceto (bass)

Antonio Pappano, conductor
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Royal Opera Chorus.


SAT 20:30 Between the Ears (b00vk52f)
Summer Sesshin

The challenge of carrying silence into daily life

Andy is a typical London taxi driver, and his daily life involves navigating through the choked streets of the capital. But Andy is also a monk who will take us to a totally different world of a Buddhist retreat and what is known as a 'summer sesshin'

'Sesshin' is a Japanese word which means 'touching the heart - mind' and involves a period of intensive meditation in a Zen monastery. In this Between the Ears we hear from those who have to balance stressful lives with their Buddhist outlook. Along with Andy we meet a young Polish student who exchanges her work behind one of the noisiest city bars for the silence of the Buddhist retreat and a chip shop owner who attempts to escape the chaos of a Saturday night by attending a sesshin. Can they manage to carry the silence of the sesshin back into their daily lives?

As we discover their lives we hear the precise, beautiful sounds mark the timing of daily rituals such as wake-up, meditation, meal and work times.


SAT 21:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (b00mdmzk)
Edinburgh International Festival 2009

Christoph Pregardien, Andreas Staier

In a recital from the Queen's Hall in Edinburgh, tenor Christoph Pregardien and Andreas Staier, fortepiano, perform songs by Chopin and Schubert along with Schumann's late Lenau Lieder, Op 90. Plus a selection of rarely performed settings by the eccentric prodigy and friend of Mendelssohn, Norbert Burgmüller, who drowned at the Aachen Baths at the age of 26.


SAT 22:30 Hear and Now (b00vdk9d)
Helmut Lachenmann Tribute

Tom Service introduces performances of two orchestral works by Helmut Lachenmann, given last weekend in London at Southbank Centre's celebration of the composer's 75th birthday.

Lachenmann: Schreiben (23:02)
Lachenmann : Ausklang for piano & orchestra (50:42)

London Sinfonietta
Brad Lubman (conductor)
Rolf Hind (piano)



SUNDAY 31 OCTOBER 2010

SUN 00:00 Jazz Library (b00mw631)
George Russell

The jazz composer and theorist George Russell was a major innovator in jazz for over 50 years. In an archive interview with Alyn Shipton, Russell looks back at the highlights of a recorded repertoire that began with Dizzy Gillespie's big band and went on to encompass modal jazz and the dawn of jazz rock fusion.

George Russell was a ceaseless experimenter - spending most of his life writing his theoretical masterwork on Lydian Modal theory - but on the way writing extended compositions for Dizzy Gillespie in the 1940s, introducing Miles Davis and John Coltrane to modal jazz in the '50s, and mixing world jazz and rock with Jan Garbarek and Terje Rypdal in the 60s. His Living Time Orchestra ran from the '70s to the present decade and included innovative soloists from both sides of the Atlantic. In conversation with Alyn Shipton, who visited Russell at his home near the New England Conservatory in Boston, the composer looks back at what he considers the highlights of his work, and at his standard compositions such as All About Rosie and Ezz-Thetic.


SUN 01:00 Through the Night (b00vdkb4)
Jonathan Swain presents a double bill of Philip Glass recorded at the 2009 Proms, featuring Gidon Kremer

Clock change night

01:01AM BST
Brahms, Johannes (1833-1897)
Symphony no.2 in D major (Op.73)
Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Eri Klas (conductor)

01:40AM
Milhaud, Darius (1892-1974)
La Création du monde - ballet (Op.81a)
Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bernhard Klee (conductor)

01:00AM GMT
Glass, Philip [1937 - ]
Concerto for violin and orchestra no. 1
Gidon Kremer (violin) BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Dennis Russell Davies (conductor)

01:31AM
Busoni, Ferruccio [1866-1924]
Concertino for clarinet and small orchestra (Op.48) in B flat major (BV 276)
Dancho Radevski (clarinet) Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Plamen Djouroff

01:43AM
Sibelius, Jean (1865-1957)
Pensees Lyriques (Op.40)
Eero Heinonen (piano)

02:03AM
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791)
Concerto for bassoon and orchestra in B flat major (K.191)
Dag Jensen (bassoon), Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Paavo Berglund (conductor)

02:21AM
Glass, Philip [1937 - ]
Symphony No. 7 "A Toltec Symphony"
BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Dennis Russell Davies (conductor)

03:00AM
Lindblad, Adolf Fredrik (1801-1878)
String Quartet No.3 in C major
Yggdrasil String Quartet

03:36AM
Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel (1714-1788)
Concerto for flute and strings in A major (Wq.168)
Robert Aitken (flute), CBC Vancouver Orchestra, Mario Bernardi (conductor)

03:56AM
Respighi, Ottorino (1879-1936)
Rossiniana
The West Australia Symphony Orchestra, Jorge Mester (conductor)

04:22AM
Rossini, Gioachino (1792-1868)
La Gazza Ladra - Overture
Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra, Kenneth Montgomery (conductor)

04:33AM
Shearing, George (b. 1919)
Music to Hear (Five Shakespeare Songs)
Vancouver Chamber Choir, Peter Berring (piano), David Brown (double bass), Jon Washburn (director)
04:46AM
Schumann, Clara (1819-1896)
Prelude and Fugue in B flat major (Op.16 No.2)
Angela Cheng (piano)

04:51AM
Prevor?ek, Uro? (1915-1996)
?panski Ples (Spanish Dance)
Dejan Bravnicar (violin), Slovenian Radio & Television Symphony Orchestra, Samo Hubad (conductor)

04:54AM
Falla, Manuel de (1876-1946)
Spanish Dance No.1 from 'La Vida Breve'
Eolina Quartet

05:00AM
Ambrosio, Giovanni (fl. after 1450)
Rostiboli Gioioso [1450]
Ensemble Claude-Gervaise, Gilles Plante (director) (recorder, lute and tambourine)

05:05AM
Rautavaara, Einojuhani (b. 1928)
With joy we go dancing
Finnish Radio Chamber Choir, Eric-Olof Söderström (conductor)

05:08AM
Klami, Uuno (1900-1961)
Sérénades joyeuses
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Jussi Jalas (conductor)

05:15AM
Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750)
Prelude and Fugue in G minor (BWV.535)
Scott Ross (organ)

05:22AM
Berlioz, Hector (1803-1869)
Waverley Overture (Op.1)
The Radio Bratislava Symphony Orchestra, Ondrej Lenard (conductor)

05:33AM
Françaix, Jean (1912-1997)
Serenade for small orchestra
Canadian Chamber Ensemble, Raffi Armenian (conductor)

05:43AM
Dvorák, Antonín (1841-1904)
Scherzo capriccioso (Op.66)
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava, Oliver Dohnányi (conductor)

05:57AM
Bach, Johann Christoph Friedrich (1732-1795)
The American Girl
Barbara Schlick (soprano), Das Kleine Konzert, Hermann Max (conductor)

06:08AM
Szymanowski, Karol (1882-1937)
Variations on a Polish Folk theme in B minor (Op.10)
Jerzy Godziszewski (piano)

06:29AM
Kyurkchiiski, Krassimir (b.1936)
Variations on a theme by Handel
Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Dimitar Manolov (conductor)

06:49AM
Cozzolani, Suor Chiara Margarita (1602-c.1677)
Laudate pueri
Cappella Artemisia, Maria Christina Cleary (harp), Francesca Torelli (theorbo), Bettini Hoffmann (gamba), Miranda Aureli (organ), Candace Smith (director).


SUN 07:00 Breakfast (b00vdkb6)
Martin Handley shares his personal choice of music.


SUN 10:00 Sunday Morning (b00vdkcc)
Halloween

Suzy Klein invites you to join her for two hours of the best musical tricks and treats on All Hallows' Eve. We'll have our usual new CD release and Suzy's choice of the week's live performances. The perfect antidote to a ghoulish Sunday morning.


SUN 12:00 Private Passions (b00vdkcf)
Shirley Williams

Shirley Williams, Baroness Williams of Crosby, is one of Britain's most prominent politicians. The daughter of pacifist and writer Vera Brittain and the philosopher Sir George Catlin, she graduated from Oxford University and was elected as a Labour MP in 1964. Between 1971 and 1973 she served as shadow Home Secretary and until she lost her parliamentary seat in 1979, held cabinet posts in James Callaghan's government. In 1981 she was one of the 'Gang of Four' who founded the SDP, and served as an SDP MP until losing her seat in the 1983 General Election. During the 1990s she was a professor at Harvard University, and in 1993 became a life peer. From 2001-2004 she served as Leader of the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords, of which she remains an active member.

Many of her musical choices are related to particular periods of her life. The 'Storm at Sea' Interlude from Britten's 'Peter Grimes' recalls her links with East Anglia, while an excerpt from Handel's Messiah and Kathleen Ferrier singing The Northumbrian folksong The Keel Row remind her of a time she sang in Messiah as a teenager, and then spent time working in the North East of England. Copland's Appalachian Spring recalls her American experiences; while she first encountered the music of Schubert in Germany, and learnt to appreciate its subtlety and beauty. Simon and Garfunkel's Bridge over Troubled Water epitomises the politically turbulent decade of the 1960s, while Purcell's 'The Plaint' from The Fairy Queen brings to mind the anguish of personal bereavement.


SUN 13:00 The Early Music Show (b00vdkn7)
Opera Profiles

Vivaldi - Orlando Furioso

Catherine Bott continues the Early Music Show's series of opera profiles by delving into the music and history surrounding Vivaldi's "Orlando Furioso". Based on the epic poem by Ariosto, the libretto by Grazio Braccioli provided Vivaldi with some very intense dramatic opportunities, including star-crossed lovers, dark magic and ultimate madness.
Nowadays, Vivaldi is not remembered for his contributions to the stage, but he once claimed to have written 94 operas! Evidence has only been found of 20 of those, and much of the music was recycled endlessly from one production to another, but Orlando Furioso was arguably his most popular opera, and has been revived a number of times in recent years. The most celebrated recording, arguably, is the one made in 1978 by I Solisti Veneti with Marilyn Horne in the title role and Victoria de los Angeles as the sorceress Alcina. Today's programme focuses mainly on a more recent recording by Jean-Christophe Spinosi's Ensemble Matheus, which featured Philippe Jaroussky as Ruggiero. Jaroussky is preparing to play that role on stage in Paris in 2011, and speaks very enthusiastically about the opera, and about Vivaldi's much-neglected music for the stage.


SUN 14:00 Radio 3 Requests (b00vdkn9)
Fiona Talkington makes her pick from listeners' letters and emails, beginning with a farewell to evening sunshine from Arthur Sullivan. There's also a tribute to John Dankworth, birthday greetings for Arvo Pärt, Janácek's spectacular Sinfonietta and Arnold Schoenberg's orchestral reworking of the Piano Quartet by his hero Johannes Brahms.


SUN 16:00 Choral Evensong (b00vctc3)
From St Martin-in-the-Fields, London.

Introit: Lead me Lord (Will Todd)
Hymn: Give me joy in my heart (Sing Hosanna)
Responses: Todd
Psalms: 124, 125, 126 (Will Todd)
First Lesson: Deuteronomy 32 vv1-4
Canticles: Durham Jazz Service (Will Todd)
Second Lesson: John 14 vv15-26
Anthem: Bring us, O Lord God (Will Todd) (first performance)
Homily: The Revd Nicholas Holtam
Hymn: Glory to thee, my God, this night (Tallis' Canon)
Prayers
Hymn: O when the saints go marching in (Trad. American)

Will Todd Ensemble
The Choir and Choral Scholars of St Martin-in-the-Fields
Andrew Earis (Director of Music).


SUN 17:00 Discovering Music (b00n1n02)
Arnold: Symphony No 5

Malcolm Arnold has gained a posthumous reputation as a composer of light and superficial music. Charles Hazlewood and the BBC Concert Orchestra delve into the world of his 5th Symphony however and discover a surprisingly dark and complex world - a work full of irony, conflict and above all: anguish. The programme also looks back at Arnold's views on social music making, featuring archive interviews with the composer.


SUN 18:30 Choir and Organ (b00vdknf)
William Mathias Focus

William Mathias saw his music as a contribution to one 'immense celebration', and he certainly had a masterful ability to evoke jubilation in his music. Aled Jones discusses the composer's life and vibrant choral music with his daughter Rhiannon Mathias, Stephen Cleobury of King's College Cambridge, and Welsh music expert Geraint Lewis.

Also, another chance to sample two more of the category finalists in the run up to this year's Choir of the Year.


SUN 20:00 Drama on 3 (b00vdknh)
Say Goodbye Twice

by Oladipo Agboluaje

To mark the 50th Anniversary of Nigerian Independence from Britain, a rollicking new Peckham-set comedy by acclaimed young playwright Oladipo Agboluaje.

British Nigerian Noelle's son wants to move to Nigeria with his father, a Nollywood producer, for a taste of the good life he's been denied growing up on their Peckham estate. The fact that Noelle's a disgraced ex-copper with criminal past and a severe lack of money isn't helping her hang on to him. But when she takes one more dodgy job for cash, Noelle's pulled into a conspiracy which will finally force her to negotiate between her dual identities, and find a way of living with them both.

Noelle ..... Ellen Thomas
Paul ..... Tobi Bakare
Chike ..... Jude Akuwudike
Femi Fatai ..... Estella Daniels
Shina ..... Femi Elufowoju Jr
Simeon Atta ..... Lucian Msamati
Kayode/Henry ..... Chucky Venn
Chang/Khan ..... Paul Courtenay Hyu
Sanni ..... Wale Ojo
Gibson ..... Sean Baker
Barry ..... Ben Crowe
Mrs Witham ..... Christine Kavanagh

Director: Jonquil Panting

Oladipo Agboluaje adapted 'The Hounding of David Oluwale' for Eclipse theatre, and his free adaptation of Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard set in a wealthy Nigerian family, 'The Estate', was the first of three recent hits at Soho Theatre, with 'The Christ of Coldharbour Lane', and The Estate prequel, 'Iya-Ile (The First Wife)', all produced by Tiata Fahodzi. Other work includes 'Knock Against My Heart', 'God Is A DJ' (Theatre Centre); 'British-ish' (New Wolsey Youth Theatre); 'For One Night Only' (Pursued by a Bear), and 'Captain Britain' (Talawa). He's adapting The Estate as a feature for Heyman Hoskins and the Film Council, and writing a feature from his short film 'Area Boys', with Mel Mwanguma for Focus Features.


SUN 21:30 Sunday Feature (b00vdknk)
The Romans in Britain

The Birth of the Britons

Historian Bettany Hughes investigates the shocking dislocation of the end of Roman rule in Britain. Traditionally it's said that Roman rule ended in the year 410: 1600 years ago, when the Roman emperor Honorius supposedly told us to fend for ourselves, but it's much more complicated than that. Britain became embroiled in a series of revolts by imperial usurpers which weren't so much 'Romans Go Home' but 'Emperor come here!' and it all went very badly wrong.

It's hard to imagine London closing for business, becoming a ghost town whose citizens have fled, with a choice of growing their own veg in the countryside or becoming bully boys for a local war leader, but that's exactly what happened when Roman rule collapsed in Britain. Londoners left strange thank-you gifts for the gods as they closed the city down - like the Draper's Lane hoard of copper pots and sacrifices, which we'll be investigating.

The usurper emperors accidentally brought a systems collapse to tipping point. In the maelstrom that followed, pagan Anglo Saxons who'd originally been Roman mercenaries were joined by new immigrants from their Germanic homelands and a lot of eastern Romano-Brits decided that they were the future, while others desperately clung to their Roman Christian ways. But in Wales, Cornwall and Devon, they looked aghast at this barbarism. An early form of devolution, and a boost in local power (legend says from the rebel emperor Magnus Maximus), led the West to hold on proudly to their Roman identity, fending off Saxons and assimilated Saxon 'wannabes' all the way till the medieval campaigns of Edward I. Edward might have thought of himself as the true heir of Rome but to the Welsh he was nothing more than the last barbarian.


SUN 22:15 Words and Music (b00vl3yx)
Witches and Sorcerers

As Halloween approaches Words and Music takes a suitably dark turn, with a programme built around the theme of witches and sorcerers; those sinister beings who have captured the imagination and chilled the blood of poets, dramatists and composers for centuries. This edition also brings together a critically-acclaimed theatrical duo: Juliet Stevenson and Henry Goodman.

From Shakespeare's cauldron-stirring hags to Christopher Marlowe's tortured Dr Faustus, this is an exploration of some of literature's most iconic witches and wizards. Music ranges from Mussorgsky's Night on the Bare Mountain to Nina Simone's classic Put a Spell on You; from Dukas's much loved The Sorcerer's Apprentice to Thomas Ades's The Tempest.

On the night associated with creatures of darkness, Words and Music takes you to the land of Oz, home of the Wicked Witch of the West; sweeps you into Goethe's account of the sorcerer's misguided apprentice; and transports you to Prospero's isle, as the wizard-ruler struggles to abandon his magical powers.


SUN 23:30 Jazz Line-Up (b00vdknm)
Jazz Line-Up joins in the hectic jazz weekend in Cork at the city's annual festival with an exclusive recording of the programme featuring Dublin born jazz singer Christine Tobin, with her quartet of drummer Gene Calderadzo, Phil Robson on guitar and bassist Dave Whitford. Julian Joseph will present from the piano and will give us a performance of his own jazz repertoire with a special guest on bass.
The Cork Jazz Festival is often described as the "Jewel in the Crown" of Irish Music festivals and this will be Jazz Line-Up's second visit to Cork.



MONDAY 01 NOVEMBER 2010

MON 01:00 Through the Night (b00vdld7)
Jonathan Swain presents a concert by the Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra in programme on Beethoven and Keuris

1:01 AM
Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827)
Symphony No.1 in C major, Op.21
Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic, Frans Brüggen (conductor)

1:31 AM
Keuris, Tristan (1946-1996)
Symphony in D (1995)
Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic, Jaap van Zweden (conductor)

1:59 AM
Kabalevsky, Dmitri (1904-1987)
4 arias from the opera Colas Breugnon
Urve Tauts (soprano: Céline), Georg Ots (baritone: Colas), Eesti Raadio Sümfooniaorkester (Estonia Radio Symphony Orchestra), Vallo Järvi (conductor)

2:17 AM
Tchaikovsky, Peter Illych (1840-1893)
The Seasons for piano (Op.37b)
Juhani Lagerspetz (piano)

3:01 AM
Werle, Lars Johan (b. 1926)
Sonetto 292
Lara Flensted-Jensen (soloist), The Jutland Chamber Choir, Mogens Dahl (director)

3:07 AM
Berlioz, Hector (1803-1869)
Harold en Italie (Op.16)
Milan Telecky (viola), Radio Bratislava Symphony Orchestra, Ondrej Lenard (conductor)

3:52 AM
Locatelli, Pietro Antonio (1695-1764)
Sonata for violin and continuo (Op.8 No.2) in D major, from 'X Sonate' (Amsterdam, 1744)
Gottfried von der Goltz (violin), Torsten Johann (harpsichord and positive organ), Lee Santana (theorbo)

4:03 AM
Schütz, Heinrich (1585-1672)
Fuggi, fuggi o mio core (SWV.8)
The Consorte of Musicke, Anthony Rooley (conductor)

4:06 AM
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791)
Overture - Le Nozze di Figaro (K.492)
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, Kent Nagano (conductor)

4:11 AM
Liszt, Franz (1811-1886)
From 'Années de Pèlerinage' (deuxième année - Italie): Sonetto 123 del Petrarca
Richard Raymond (piano) (Winner Montréal International Music Competition 1992)

4:19 AM
Rossini, Gioachino (1792-1868)
Sonata for strings No.5 in E flat major
Camerata Bern

4:34 AM
Mackeben, Theo (1897-1953)
Eine Frau wird erst schön durch die Liebe - from the film 'Heimat'
Jean Stilwell (mezzo soprano), Marie Bérard (violin), Robert Kortgaard (piano)

4:37 AM
Schubert, Franz (1797-1828)
Trio for piano and strings in E flat major (D.897) 'Notturno'
Tomaz Lorenz (violin), Andrej Petrac (cello), Alenka Scek-Lorenz (piano)

4:47 AM
Muffat, Georg (1653-1704) / Lully, Jean-Baptiste (1632-1687)
Suite for Orchestra
Armonico Tributo Austria, Lorenz Duftschmid (director)

5:01 AM
Raitio, Väinö (1891-1945)
The Maidens on the Headlands
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Jukka-Pekka Saraste (conductor)

5:09 AM
Byrd, William (c.1543-1623)
In Fields abroad
Emma Kirkby (soprano), The Rose Consort of Viols: John Bryan, Alison Crum, Sarah Groser, Roy Marks, Peter Wendland (viols)

5:15 AM
Berwald, Franz (1796-1868)
Fantasia on 2 Swedish Folksongs for piano (1850-59)
Lucia Negro (piano)

5:24 AM
Poulenc, Francis (1899-1963) (orch. Sir Lennox Berkeley)
Flute Sonata (1956)
Emmanuel Pahud (flute), Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Enrique Garcia-Asensio (conductor)

5:37 AM
Haydn, (Franz) Joseph (1732-1809)
Trio for strings in B flat major (Op.53 No.2) arr. from Piano Sonata (H.16.41)
Leopold String Trio

5:46 AM
Chopin, Frédéric (1810-1849)
Polonaise for piano in F sharp minor (Op.44)
Aldo Ciccolini (piano)

5:56 AM
Weber, Carl Maria von (1786-1826)
Symphony No.1 in C major (Op.19)
Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Ari Rasilainen (conductor)

6:21 AM
Ravel, Maurice (1875-1937)
Cinq mélodies populaires grecques
Catherine Robbin (mezzo-soprano), André Laplante (piano)

6:30 AM
Purcell, Henry [1659-1695]
Chacony a 4 for strings (Z.730) in G minor
Psophos Quartet

6:37 AM
Wagner, Richard (1813-1883)
Tannhauser - Overture
Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra, Antoni Ros-Marba (conductor)

6:53 AM
Gershwin, George (1898-1937)
Piano medley - Swanee; I'll Build A Stairway To Paradise; Oh Lady Be Good; Do It Again; Nobody But You; Somebody Loves Me; Fascinating Rhythm
Bengt-Åke Lundin (piano).


MON 07:00 Breakfast (b00vdld9)
Monday - Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Sara Mohr-Pietsch with music to begin the day including this week - Breakfast's "Free Thoughts".

Each morning this week Breakfast will be presenting a two-minute "Free Thought" reflection on the theme of "happiness". It's all part of BBC Radio 3's Free Thinking festival of ideas which starts on Friday 5 November and is taking "the pursuit of happiness" as its central theme.

Radio 3 asked a group of leading novelists and poets to use fiction or memoir to explore their thoughts on the subject in under 120 seconds. You can hear them read the results every day from Monday till Sunday, after 8.30 a.m.

Amongst the writers:

Helen Dunmore, author of The Siege and former winner of the Orange Prize, meditates on a moment of childhood by the sea.

Frank Cottrell Boyce, screenwriter of Hilary and Jackie and winner of the Carnegie Children's Award, plays with the emotional responsibility of Happy of the Seven Dwarfs, cheerleader for his brothers' happiness.

David Mitchell, author of Cloud Atlas and The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, explores the meaning of happiness through a character who is sure he hasn't yet found it.

Aminatta Forna, British-Sierra Leonean novelist, has set her story about happiness in a care home.

Daljit Nagra reflects on the happiness of his childhood breakfast experiments, colliding his Indian family tastes with his discovery of new breakfast pleasures.

Free Thinking, BBC Radio 3's unique festival of ideas, takes place at the Sage Gateshead from 5-7 November, with audience events led by Jacqueline Wilson, Fiona Shaw, Lord Blair, Kevin McCloud and many others. Almost everything will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 over the subsequent weeks. Go to bbc.co.uk/radio3/freethinking for more details.


MON 10:00 Classical Collection (b00vdldc)
Monday - Sarah Walker

with Sarah Walker: this week autumnal music, Italian Cantatas by Handel and recordings by the flautist Jean-Pierre Rampal.

Today's highlights include Glazunov's Autumn from The Seasons, Prokofiev's Autumnal, Vivaldi's Flute Concerto in D, No 3 Op 10 played by Jean-Pierre Rampal and Handel's Il Consiglio - Tra le Fiamme sung by Magdalena Kozena.

10:00 Glazunov
The Seasons - Autumn
Philharmonia Orchestra
Evgeny Svetlanov (conductor)
EMI CDC 7478472

10:13 Rodrigo
Deux Berceuses
Artur Pizarro (piano)
NAXOS 8.557272

10:18 Vivaldi
Flute Concerto in D No.3 Op.10 'Il Cardellino'
Jean-Pierre Rampal (flute)
I Solisti Veneti
ERATO 2292458282

10:28 Prokofiev
Autumnal, Op.8
London Symphony Orchestra
Vladimir Ashkenazy (conductor)
DECCA 4705282

10:38 Handel
Il Consiglio - Tra le fiamme
Magdalena Kozena (mezzo soprano)
Les Musiciens du Louvre
Marc Minkowski (conductor)
ARCHIV 4690692

10:55 Ponchielli
La Gioconda - Dance of the Hours
Munich Radio Orchestra
Marcello Viotti (conductor)
EMI 5574512

11:03 Mendelssohn
Herbstlied
Dietrich Ficher-Dieskau (baritone)
Hartmut Holl (piano)
CLAVES CD 509009

11:06 Ravel
Piano Concerto in G
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Yan Pascal Tortelier (conductor)
CHANDOS CHSA 5084

11:30 Bach
Organ Round-Up
The Building a Library recommendations from last Saturday's CD Review.


MON 12:00 Composer of the Week (b00d3mpr)
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

The Stage Works: Who Wants the English Composer?

Despite his fascination with music for the stage from childhood onwards, Vaughan Williams's operas remain a neglected area of his work. His first opera, Hugh the Drover, was influenced by his folksong collecting of the early 1900s, and the concerns expressed in his 1912 essay 'Who wants the English Composer?'.


MON 13:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (b00vdldf)
Khatia Buniatishvili

Georgian pianist Khatia Buniatishvili is a current member of the BBC's New Generation Artist scheme, and this is her debut recital at the Wigmore Hall in London.

Her programme includes Schumann's Fantasy in C (Op.17), written in 1836 to help raise money for a public monument to Beethoven, and the 3 movements are shot through with Beethovenian touches. Khatia also performs Liszt's 1st Mephisto Waltz and 3 Movements from "Petrushka", which Artur Rubinstein commissioned from Stravinsky shortly after the end of the First World War.

The recital is Live from the Wigmore Hall in London, and is introduced by Louise Fryer.

Khatia Buniatishvili (piano)

Schumann: Fantasie in C major (Op.17)
Liszt: Mephisto Waltz No.1
Stravinsky: 3 Movements from Petrushka (1921).


MON 14:00 Afternoon Concert (b00vdldh)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales on the Road

West Wales

BBC National Orchestra of Wales - around Wales and beyond

Each season the BBC National Orchestra of Wales gives concerts throughout the principality, visiting festivals and promoting its own seasons of 'North Wales Tours' as well as appearing in the South, including its home at BBC Hoddinott Hall.

In this week of Afternoon on 3 we visit some of the festivals and venues through Wales, with comments from the players, and in Friday's programme we venture further afield and discover the strong ties between Wales and Italy. Presented by Penny Gore.

Today - West Wales

Fishguard and St. Davids are both regular fixtures in the orchestral diary, not only are they great musical festivals, they are also two of the most picturesque parts of Pembrokeshire, where the sun never ceases to shine - at least when the orchestra visits. St. Davids Cathedral hosts its festival for a week each May, in the charming Romanesque cathedral, nestling in the hills. There's been a church on the site since the 6th century, and today the impressive ruins of the medieval Bishop's Palace stand opposite the cathedral, reminding us of the importance of this historical site, home to the patron saint of Wales.

This year the BBC National Orchestra of Wales visited the festival with young Scottish conductor Garry Walker. They brought with them home-grown Welsh music in the shape of the organ concerto by William Mathias, who died in 1992. Today marks the end of a year celebrating his 75th anniversary. Young British organist David Goode is the soloist in this atmospheric work which is based on the Stations of the Cross. There's more music by Mathias on Wednesday, when we hear him conduct his own Anniversary Dances in an archive BBC recording.

We also visit Fishguard and a concert from the 2008 Festival. For many travellers, Fishguard is the point of departure for the ferry to Ireland, but it's also home to one of the longest running music festivals in Wales, founded in 1969. We're in the company of two fellow West Walians - conductor Grant Llewellyn and harpist Catrin Finch. Grant comes from Tenby, and for previously held the position of Associate Guest Conductor with the orchestra. Catrin is affectionately known as the "Queen of Harps", after being harpist to H.RH the Prince of Wales (2000-2004). The Glier is a swashbuckling concerto, worthy of the return of a hero to her native land.

Beethoven: Symphony No.1in C major
Garry Walker, conductor

2.35pm
Mathias: Organ Concerto
David Goode, organ
Garry Walker, conductor

3.05pm
Mozart: Symphony No.35 in D major "Haffner"
Garry Walker, conductor

3.30pm
Gliere: Harp Concerto
Catrin Finch, harp
Grant Llewellyn, conductor

Delius: Summer Evening
Grant Llewellyn, conductor

4.05pm
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No.5 in D major
Grant Llewellyn, conductor.


MON 17:00 In Tune (b00vdldk)
Sean Rafferty is joined by Portuguese Fado singer Ana Moura, and her band who perform live in the studio. The Gould Piano Trio perform Elgar, Clara Schumann and Haydn live.

With a selection of music and guests from the music world.
Main news headlines are at 5.00 and 6.00
E-mail: in.tune@bbc.co.uk.


MON 19:00 Performance on 3 (b00vdldm)
Europa Galante - 18th-Century Works

Presented by Petroc Trelawny.

Italian Baroque ensemble Europa Galante and conductor Fabio Biondi are joined by tenor Ian Bostridge, renowned for his interpretations of Baroque music, to perform a selection of 18th century works.

Their programme explores arias by Handel, Vivaldi, Caldara and Scarlatti written specifically for three 18th century singers with close links to Handel - Annibale Pio Fabri, Francesco Borosini and John Beard - the superstar tenors of their age. To complete this feast of Baroque music, Europa Galante also take to the stage alone to perform instrumental works by Corelli and Telemann.

Telemann: Ouverture a quatre (Schwering manuscript) in F
Caldara: Lo so, lo so: con periglio (Joaz)
Vivaldi: La tiranna, e avversa sorte (Arsilda)
Vivaldi: Sinfonia from the opera Ercole sul Termodonte
Boyce: Softly Rise, O Southern Breeze (Solomon)
Corelli: Concerto Grosso Op.6 No.4 in D
Scarlatti: Se non sa qual vento (Marco Attilo Regolo)
Handel: From Celestial Seats Descending (Hercules)
Handel: Suite from the opera Rodrigo
Handel: Scorta siate a passi miei (Giulio Cesare)

Ian Bostridge, tenor
Europa Galante
Fabio Biondi, conductor

Followed by...

String Quartets for the Twenty First Century
Each evening this week, a look at some of the exciting string quartets of the younger generation. Starting this evening with the Elias Quartet, founded in 1998 at the Royal Northern College of Music and now BBC New Generation Artists with an enviable list of prestigious international engagements.

The Elias String Quartet play
Mozart: String Quartet in A major, K464
(recorded live at the East Neuk Festival 2010).


MON 21:15 Night Waves (b00vdldp)
Leo Tolstoy, Violence and Photography, Happiness, The Tea Party

Anne McElvoy talks to Rosamund Bartlett about Tolstoy. On the centenary of the Russian writer's death, Rosamund's new biography takes us beyond his fame as a novelist into the many Tolstoys we don't know.

The life of the author of Anna Karenina and War and Peace could easily have formed the basis of one of his own novels. From 'Departure of a Grand Old Man' made in 1912 to 'The Last Station' in 2009 film has been fascinated with Tolstoy's life. But there hasn't been an English language biography for 20 years. Now Tolstoy: A Russian Life charts his evolution from young aristocrat fighting in the Crimea to world novelist, social reformer and spiritual guru, examining his impact on many of the movements of the modern age, including emergent communism, vegetarianism and animal rights.

Photographs depicting real violence from around the world are constantly in the news and on the internet. Anne is joined by Susie Linfield and Sean O'Hagan to discuss the ethics of looking at them. Is it a form of voyeurism as Susan Sontag argued or, as Linfield argues in her new book, a proper engagement with the tyrannies of the world?

This weekend Radio 3's Free Thinking Festival takes happiness as its central theme. Philosopher Julian Baggini looks forward to it by examining philosophical arguments about happiness from Aristotle onwards.

And, with the US mid term elections on Tuesday, grassroots movement the Tea Party has been grabbing all the headlines. Historians Adam Smith and Jill Lepore join Anne to explain how the dumping of tea in Boston Harbour grew into such a signal event in the American political imagination. And the various ways in which the tea party in particular and the revolution in general are constantly remade by political movements.


MON 22:00 Composer of the Week (b00d3mpr)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 today]


MON 23:00 The Essay (b00q906y)
Chekhov Essays

Simon Russell Beale

Simon Russell Beale, who is amongst the most distinguished and popular actors on the British stage, reveals what he has learned from Chekhov in terms of theatre-craft.

After Shakespeare, Anton Chekhov is the most perfomed playwright in the world and amongst the most revered writers of short stories. While the pleasure he has given to theatre audiences and readers is immense, these Essays explore his legacy in terms of the craft and technique that he continues to bequeath to theatre practitioners and writers today. In the first of five programmes celebrating the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of Chekhov's birth, the hugely popular actor Simon Russell Beale confides how the opportunity to perform in The Seagull with the Royal Shakespeare Company twenty five years ago, transformed his entire career.

"I can't pretend to know precisely what my new employers saw in me, but I suspect that they wanted to use me, at least initially, as a comic actor - or as a young character actor, to use the old terminology. This was not unexpected. I could not imagine myself, even in my most self-deluded moments, as Lysander or Romeo or Sebastian.....And then Terry Hands, the Artistic Director at the time, cast me as Konstantin in The Seagull by Anton Chekhov.....".


MON 23:15 Jazz on 3 (b00vdldt)
Veryan Weston's Vociferous Choir

Jez Nelson presents a session from composer and improviser Veryan Weston's nine-piece vocal group Vociferous.

Vociferous brings together nine singers from Austria, Serbia and Armenia with skills as varied as Swiss yodelling, beat-boxing and South Indian vocal techniques. They perform Weston's Tessellations II, which is based on a sequence of 52 closely related pentatonic scales, with the spirit and energy of jazz and improvisation at its core.

Plus Veryan Weston and jazz writer Kevin le Gendre join Jez in the studio for a round up of the latest CD releases.

Presenter: Jez Nelson
Producer: Rebecca Aitchison.



TUESDAY 02 NOVEMBER 2010

TUE 01:00 Through the Night (b00vdlrt)
Jonathan Swain's selection includes a concert by Ensemble 1700

1:01 AM
Hotteterre, Jean [père] (1610-1682) edited by François Lazarevitch
La Noce Champêtre ou l'Himen Pastoral
Ensemble 1700

1:13 AM
Chédeville (Le Cadet), Nicolas (1705-1782)
Recorder Sonata in G minor (Op.13 No.6)
Ensemble 1700

1:21 AM
Hotteterre, Jacques (1674-1763)
Les Délices ou Le Fargis
Ensemble 1700

1:26 AM
Forqueray, Antoine ['le père'] (1671-1745)
Two keyboard pieces
Ensemble 1700

1:35 AM
Chédeville (Le Cadet), Nicolas (1705-1782)
Les Saisons Amusantes Part II
Ensemble 1700

1:44 AM
Chédeville (Le Cadet), Nicolas (1705-1782)
Les Saisons Amusantes Part IV
Ensemble 1700

1:52 AM
Marais, Marin (1656-1728)
4 works for Viola da gamba & bass continuo
Ensemble 1700

2:05 AM
Naudot, Jacques-Christophe (1690-1762)
Modérément
Ensemble 1700

2:08 AM
Montéclair, Michel Pignolet de (1667-1737)
Airs champêtres
Ensemble 1700

2:15 AM
Chédeville (Le Cadet), Nicolas (1705-1782)
Les Saisons Amusantes
Ensemble 1700

2:19 AM
Noskowski, Zygmunt (1846-1909)
Symphony No.3 in F major 'From Spring to Spring'
Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, Szymon Kawalla (conductor)

3:01 AM
Erkel, Ferenc (1810-1893)
Overture to Névtelen hosök (Unknown Heroes) - a comic opera
The Hungarian Radio Orchestra, András Kórodi (conductor)

3:06 AM
Lopes-Graça, Fernando (1906-1994)
Canções heróicas (Heroic Songs) from Books 1 and 2 (Op.44) (1946-85)
Ricercare Chorus, Rodrigo Gomes (piano), Pedro Teixeira (conductor)

3:29 AM
Chopin, Frédéric (1810-1849)
Polonaise for piano (Op. 53) in A flat major 'Polonaise héroïque'
Jacek Kortus (piano)

3:36 AM
Schubert, Franz (1797-1828)
Polonaise for violin and orchestra in B flat major (D.580)
Peter Zazofsky (violin), Prima La Musica, Dirk Vermeulen (conductor)

3:43 AM
Brun, Fritz (1878-1959)
Symphony No.2 in B flat
Berne Symphony Orchestra, Dmitri Kitaenjko (conductor)

4:22 AM
Franck, Cèsar (1822-1890)
Piece pour grand orgue en la majeur (1854)
Joris Verdin (organ of the Cathedral of St-Étienne de St-Brieuc)

4:32 AM
Franck, Cèsar (1822-1890)
Élévation in A major (1859)
Joris Verdin (organ of the Cathedral of St-Étienne de St-Brieuc)

4:38 AM
Moniuszko, Stanislaw (1819-1872)
Overture to Flis 'The Raftsman' (1858)
Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Jerzy Salwarowski (conductor)

4:47 AM
Pachelbel, Johann (1653-1706) [text: Luke 1/46-55]
Magnificat
Cantus Cölln

4:53 AM
Rosenmüller, Johann [Giovanni] (c.1619-1684)
Sonata quarta à 3 - from 'Sonate' (Nuremburg 1682)
Ensemble La Fenice, Jean Tubéry (cornet & conductor)

5:01 AM
[Sorkocevic] Sorkochevich, Luka (1734-1789)
Sinfonie in D major
Salzburger Hofmusik, Wolfgang Brunner (organ & director)

5:08 AM
Ockeghem, Johannes (c.1410-1497)
Salve regina
The Hilliard Ensemble, Paul Hillier (bass/director)

5:14 AM
Schumann, Robert (1810-1856)
Two movements from Quartet for strings in A minor (Op.41 No.1)
Talisker Quartet

5:25 AM
Szymanowski, Karol (1882-1937)
Polish Dances
Jerzy Godziszewski (piano)

5:34 AM
Wagner, Richard (1813-1883)
Prelude to Act 3; The Apprentices dance; Prelude to Act 1 of 'Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg'
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Rafael Frübeck de Burgos (conductor)

5:55 AM
Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel (1714-1788)
Sonata per il Cembalo solo in G minor (Wq.65,17)
Andreas Staier (harpsichord after Christian Zell, Hamburg 1728, made by Bruce Kennedy, Chateau d'Oex, 1987)

6:10 AM
Vanhal, Johann Baptist (1739-1813)
Symphony in A minor
Capella Coloniensis, Hans-Martin Linde (conductor)

6:28 AM
Weber, Carl Maria von (1786-1826) (arr.unknown)
Concertino for oboe and wind ensemble in C major (arr. for trumpet)
Geoffrey Payne (trumpet), Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Michael Halasz (conductor)

6:36 AM
Sweelinck, Jan Pieterszoon (1562-1621)
Fantasia in G major (2) (10)
Vincent van Laar (Arp Schnitger organ (1687)

6:44 AM
Gesualdo, Carlo (c1561-1613)
Ave dulcissima Maria for 5 voices
Monteverdi Choir, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

6:51 AM
Durante, Francesco (1684-1755)
Concerto No.5 in A major
Concerto Köln.


TUE 07:00 Breakfast (b00vdlrw)
Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents Breakfast. Great pieces, great performances - and a few surprises!


TUE 10:00 Classical Collection (b00vdlry)
Tuesday - Sarah Walker

with Sarah Walker: this week autumnal music, Handel's Italian Cantatas and recordings from the flautist Jean-Pierre Rampal.

Today's highlights include excerpts from Prokofiev's Cinderella conducted by Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, Handel's Clori, mia bella Clori sung by the mezzo soprano Ann Murray and Mozart's Flute Concerto No.1 in G major played by Jean-Pierre Rampal.

10:00
Prokofiev
Cinderella Op.87 - Variation of Spring Fairy to Variation of Winter Fairy
USSR RTV Large Symphony Orchestra
Gennadi Rozhdestvensky (conductor)
MELODIA 74321534582

10:06
Rossini
String Sonata No.3 in C
Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields
Neville Marriner (conductor)
DECCA 4305632

10:20
Mozart
Concerto for Flute and orchestra No.1 in G major K313
Jean-Pierre Rampal (flute)
ERATO 2292458322

10:47
Schubert
Herbst D.945
John Mark Ainsley (tenor)
Graham Johnson (piano)
HYPERION CDA CDJ33037

10:51
Brahms
Gesange Op.104 No.5 - Im Herbst
Monteverdi Choir
John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)
PHILIPS 4757558

10:58
Mendelssohn
Im Herbst Op.9 No.5
Dietrich Ficher-Dieskau (baritone)
Hartmut Holl (piano)
CLAVES CD 509009

10:59
Bax
November Woods for orchestra
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Vernon Handley (conductor)
CHANDOS CHAN 10362

11:20
Handel
Clori, mia bella Clori
Ann Murray (mezzo)
The Symphony of Harmony and Invention
Harry Christophers (conductor)
COLLINS 15032

11:36
Ketelbey
Golden Autumn
Rosemary Tuck (piano)
NAXOS 8.223699

11:41
Prokofiev
Symphony No.1 'Classical'
Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Neeme Jarvi (conductor)
CHANDOS CHAN 8400.


TUE 12:00 Composer of the Week (b00d3p1w)
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

The Stage Works - A Vision of Albion

Donald Macleod charts the course of Vaughan Williams's John Bunyan odyssey, a thread which would weave itself through the whole of his creative life, and would culminate in 1951 with the premiere of his full-scale opera The Pilgrim's Progress. Presented by Donald Macleod.


TUE 13:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (b00vdls0)
Cheltenham Music Festival 2010

Atos Trio

Highlights from the 2010 Cheltenham Festival featuring Radio 3 New Generation Artists: The Atos Trio.

Atos Trio : Annette von Hehn (violin), Stefan Heinemeyer (cello), Thomas Hoppe (piano)

J. HAYDN Piano Trio in F # Minor HXV:26
SUK Piano Trio in C Minor, Op.2
SCHUBERT Piano Trio in E Flat, D929.


TUE 14:30 Afternoon Concert (b00vdls2)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales on the Road

Mid-Wales

BBC National Orchestra of Wales - around Wales and beyond

Each season the BBC National Orchestra of Wales gives concerts throughout the principality, visiting festivals and promoting its own seasons of 'North Wales Tours' as well as appearing in the South, including its home at BBC Hoddinott Hall. In this week of Afternoon on 3 we visit some of the festivals and venues through Wales, with comments from the players, and in Friday's programme we venture further afield and discover the strong ties between Wales and Italy. Presented by Penny Gore.

Today - Mid Wales

Today we accompany the BBC National Orchestra of Wales to concerts in venues across mid Wales, visiting three towns dramatically situated in stunning rural landscape. Aberystwyth, on the west coast, is host to both the National Library of Wales and an award winning arts centre, part of the University of Aberystwyth, where we join the orchestra. Principal conductor Thierry Fischer was with them earlier this year for their annual spring "tour". Cherubini's dramatic, bloodcurdling overture to Cherubini's opera Medée sets the scene, followed by Schumann's "Spring" symphony, his first, positively glowing with irrepressible optimism. Newtown is our next port of call, almost exactly the mid point of Wales. The orchestra is a vital artistic lifeline for the community here, appearing at Theatr Hafren, where the players particular enjoy the culinary standards set by the adjoining Coleg Powys when they visit. Young Scot Rory MacDonald is the conductor for a concert given earlier this year, featuring Korngold's violin concerto with soloist Matthew Trusler, a work boasting more than a hint of Hollywood sparkle from this film composer.

We're still in the company of Rory for our last concert this afternoon, visiting Brecon. Theatr Brycheiniog nestles at the foot of Brecon Beacons National Park, set alongside the picturesque Brecon to Monmouth Canal (it recently become the first solar powered theatre in Wales). We're also joined by recent Radio 3 New Generation Artist Giuliano Sommerhalder for the cool, jazz-inspired trumpet concerto by Tomasi.

2.30pm
Cherubini: Medee Overture
Thierry Fischer, conductor

2.35pm
Schumann: Symphony No.1in B flat major "Spring"
Thierry Fischer, conductor

3.10pm
Smetana: The Bartered Bride Overture
Thierry Fischer, conductor

3.15pm
Korngold: Violin Concerto
Matthew Trusler, violin
Rory MacDonald, conductor

3.40pm
Barber: Adagio for Strings
Rory MacDonald, conductor

3.50pm
Tomasi: Trumpet Concerto
Giuliano Sommerhalder, trumpet
Rory MacDonald, conductor

4.10pm
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.4 in F minor
Rory MacDonald, conductor.


TUE 17:00 In Tune (b00vdls4)
With a selection of music and guests from the music world including period instrument ensemble Florilegium who join Sean Rafferty to talk about their forthcoming Wigmore Hall concert, a programme which features works by members of the Bach Family. With live performance in the In Tune studio.

Plus noted Indian bamboo flute (bansuri) player Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia and tabla player Yogesh Samsi perform a set of improvisations and talk to Sean about their forthcoming performance, 'A Triumph of Light' at the Barbican.

Main news headlines are at 5.00 and 6.00
E-mail: in.tune@bbc.co.uk.


TUE 19:00 Performance on 3 (b00vdls6)
BBC Philharmonic - Shostakovich, Bartok, Rachmaninov

Presented by Petroc Trelawny.

Exiled from Russia, Sergei Rachmaninoff was dazzled by the glitter and bustle of jazz-age America. But when he sat down to write his Third Symphony, what came out was a soaring lament for his lost homeland.
The young Bela Bartók, meanwhile, composed his First Violin Concerto as a love letter to a beautiful violinist - and when she broke his heart, he locked the manuscript in a drawer and threw away the key. Experience that first flood of passion, as the superb Canadian virtuoso James Ehnes brings Bartók's love story to life; and then let yourself be swept away by the Hollywood glamour and heartrending melodies of Rachmaninoff's very own symphony from the new world.

BBC Philharmonic Chief Conductor Gianandrea Noseda has this music in his blood, so prepare to be astonished as Shostakovich meets Shakespeare in an extraordinary Soviet film score, written the summer the Beatles broke up.

Shostakovich King Lear (film suite)
Bartok Violin Concerto No.1
Rachmaninov: Symphony No.3

James Ehnes (violin)
BBC Philharmonic
Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)

Followed by...

String Quartets for the Twenty First Century

Each evening this week, a look at some of the exciting string quartets of the younger generation. This evening the spotlight is on the Casals String Quartet, founded in 1997, recipients of numerous awards and now quartet in residence at one of the leading Catalan Conservatories of Music.

Eduardo Toldra: Vistes al mar
Schumann: String Quartet no 3 in A, op 41/3

Casals Quartet.


TUE 21:15 Night Waves (b00vdls8)
Egyptian Book of the Dead, The Sun, Universal Theory of History

A major exhibition at the British Museum gives the public its first opportunity to see the longest Book of the Dead in the world in its entirety. Jonathan Miller and Rabbi Julia Neuberger join Philip Dodd to discuss ancient Egyptian beliefs about life after death, and the range of human responses to death and the afterlife.

Philip talks to Richard Cohen about his new book about the cultural and scientific history of our relationship with the star that gives us life - the Sun.

And historians Ian Morris and Joanna Bourke argue the merits of writing universal history. Ian's new book Why the West Rules - for Now examines such grand themes as the rise of China and the fall of the West. Joanna argues that history is the preserve of the specific and the contextual, and is the study of individuals not of grand forces.


TUE 22:00 Composer of the Week (b00d3p1w)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 today]


TUE 23:00 The Essay (b00q90h0)
Chekhov Essays

Timberlake Wertenbaker

The playwright Timberlake Wertenbaker writes a love letter to Chekhov to thank him for all that he has taught her in terms of theatre-craft.

After Shakespeare, Anton Chekhov is the most perfomed playwright in the world and amongst the most revered writers of short stories. While the pleasure he has given to theatre audiences and readers is immense, these Essays explore his legacy in terms of the craft and technique that he continues to bequeath to theatre practitioners and writers today. From her best known work, Our Country's Good, to her latest play, The Line, Timberlake Wertenbaker is one of our most highly valued contemporary playwrights. Chekhov is her favourite writer, and in this Essay - couched as a love letter - she reflects on what she has learned from him in terms of theatre-craft.


TUE 23:15 Late Junction (b00vdlsd)
Max Reinhardt presents a Late Junction brimming over with Zappa, Bonfires, Big Ears, Mbaqanga and A Perwinkle Sky.



WEDNESDAY 03 NOVEMBER 2010

WED 01:00 Through the Night (b00vdlv5)
Jonathan Swain's selection includes an archive performance of Bruckner's Symphony no. 6. The Concertgebouw Orchestra are conducted by Eugen Jochum.

01:01AM
Bruckner, Anton (1824-1896)
Symphony no. 6 in A major
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Eugen Jochum (conductor)

02:00AM
Brahms, Johannes (1833-1897)
Variations and Fugue on a theme by Handel (Op.24)
Hinko Haas (piano)

02:30AM
Mendelssohn, Felix (1809-1847)
Trio for piano and strings no.2 (Op.66) in C minor
Leonidas Kavakos (violin), Eckard Runge (cello), Enrico Pace (piano)

03:01AM
Ligeti, György (1923-2006)
Lux Aeterna
Norwegian Soloists' Choir, Grete Helgerød (conductor)

03:11AM
Bartók, Béla (1881-1945)
Dance Suite for orchestra (Sz.77)
Hungarian State Orchestra, János Ferencsic (conductor)

03:27AM
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791)
Quartet for Strings in D minor (K.421)
Artemis Quartet

04:00AM
Gesualdo, Carlo (c.1560-1613)
O vos omnes for 5 voices (W.8.40) [1603a]
BBC Singers, Bo Holten (conductor)

04:03AM
Liszt, Franz (1811-1886)
Hungarian Rhapsody No.1 (S.244 No.1) in E major (à son ami E. Zerdahely)
Jenö Jandó (piano)

04:17AM
Rota, Nino (1911-1979)
Eight and a Half (Otto e mezzo)
Hungarian Brass Ensemble

04:23AM
Hellendaal, Pieter (1721-1799)
Concerto grosso for strings and continuo in F major (Op.3 No.6)
Combattimento Consort Amsterdam

04:37AM
Kuula, Toivo (1883-1918)
Häämarssi (Wedding March)
Eero Heinonen (piano)

04:42AM
Albéniz, Isaac (1860-1909)
Rapsodia española
Angela Cheng (piano), Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Hans Graf (conductor)

05:01AM
Schmelzer, Johann Heinrich (c1620-1680)
Sonata XII from 'Sacroprofanus concentus musicus'
Gradus ad Parnassum, Concerto Palatino, Konrad Junghänel (director)

05:06AM
Grünfeld, Alfred (1852-1924)
Soirées de Vienne for piano, Op.56
Dennis Hennig (piano)

05:12AM
Mendelssohn Batholdy, Felix (1809-1847)
4 songs from Im Grünen (Op.59) - No.1 Im Grünen; No.4 Die Nachtigall; No.5 Ruhetal; No.6 Jagdlied
BBC Singers; Stephen Cleobury (conductor)

05:22AM
Wassenaer; Unico Wilhelm van (1692-1766)
Concerto no.2 in B flat major (from 'Sei Concerti Armonici')
Combattimento Consort Amsterdam, Jan Willem de Vriend (conductor)

05:33AM
Schubert, Franz (1797-1828)
12 Ecossaises (D.299)
Ralf Gothoni (piano)

05:38AM
Strauss, Johann II (1825-1899)
Wienerblut (waltz) (Op.354)
Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, Borge Wagner (conductor)

05:48AM
Skjavetic, Julije [Schiavetti, Giulio], transcr. Dr Lovro Zupanovic
I have no peace
Slovenian Chamber Choir, Vladimir Kranjcevic (director)

05:52AM
Haydn, Joseph [1732-1809]
Quartet for strings (Op.77'1) in G major
Royal String Quartet

06:12AM
Dukas, Paul (1865-1935)
La Peri
Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Netherlands, Jean Fournet (conductor)

06:34AM
Kuyper, Elisabeth (1877-1953)
Der Pfeil und das Lied; Marien Lied; Ich komme Heim aus dem Sonnenland - from 6 Lieder (Op.17 Nos 1, 2 & 3)
Irene Maessen (soprano), Frans van Ruth (piano)

06:42AM
Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750)
Violin Concerto in E major (BWV1042)
Terje Tønnesen (violin), Norwegian Chamber Orchestra.


WED 07:00 Breakfast (b00vdlv7)
Wednesday - Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents Breakfast. Wake up to music, news and the occasional surprise.


WED 10:00 Classical Collection (b00vdlyk)
Wednesday - Sarah Walker

with Sarah Walker: this week autumnal music, Italian Cantatas by Handel and the flautist Jean-Pierre Rampal.

Our Wednesday Award-winner is a recording of Grieg's In Autumn conducted by Thomas Beecham, our artist of the week Jean-Pierre Rampal plays Reinecke's Sonata 'Undine' for Flute, Op.167 and the countertenor Gerard Lesne sings Handel's Splende l'alba in Oriente.

10:00
Grieg
In Autumn, Op.11
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Thomas Beecham (conductor)
EMI 5669142

10:12
Sibelius
Autumn Evening
Jubilate Choir
Astrid Riska (conductor)
BIS CD 998

10:14
Reinecke
Sonata "Undine" for Flute Op.167
Jean-Pierre Rampal (flute)
Robert Veyron-Lacroix (piano)
WARNER APEX 2564623622

10:35
Handel
Splende l'alba in Oriente
Gerard Lesne (countertenor)
Il Seminario Musicale
VIRGIN 5905922

10:47
Mozart
Piano Concerto No.14 in E flat K.449
Ivan Moravec (piano)
Czech Chamber Orchestra
Josef Vlach (conductor)
SUPRAPHON SU0001

11:09
Veljo Tormis
Autumn Landscapes
Holst Singers
Stephen Layton (conductor)
HYPERION CDA67601

11:19
Sibelius
Karelia Suite Op.11
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Herbert von Karajan (conductor)
EMI CDM 7643312

11:36
Quilter
Autumn Evening Op.14 No.1
Lisa Milne (soprano)
Graham Johnson (piano)
NAXOS 8.557116

11:40
Respighi
Autumn Poem
Lydia Mordkovitch (violin)
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Edward Downes (conductor)
CHANDOS CHAN9232.


WED 12:00 Composer of the Week (b00d3p2b)
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

The Stage Works: Shakespearean Portraits

The experience of working with the RSC on the music for a number of plays in 1913 sowed the seeds for Vaughan Williams's Falstaffian opera Sir John in Love. This, like most of his operas, was first produced by amateurs, as opportunities for an English composer to get an opera performed were almost non-existent in the early 20th century. With Donald Macleod.


WED 13:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (b00vdlym)
Cheltenham Music Festival 2010

Malin Christensson, Henk Neven

SCHUMANN Selection from Myrthen Op.25
- Widmung
-Der Nussbaum
-Lied der Suleika
-Du bist wie eine Blume

Malin Christensson (soprano)
Roger Vignoles (piano)

SCHUMANN Dichterliebe Op.48
Henk Neven (baritone)
Roger Vignoles (piano)

WOLF Italian Songbook (selection)
Was für ein Lied soll dir gesungen werden (HN)
Ihr seid die Allerschönste weit und breit (HN)
Mir ward gesagt du reisest in die Ferne (MC)
Ihr jungen Leute, die Ihr zieht ins Feld (MC)
Der Mond hat eine schwere Klag erhoben (HN)
Ich esse nun mein Brot nicht trocken mehr (MC)
Mein Liebster hat zu Tische mich geladen (MC)
Und willst du deinen Liebsten sterben sehen (HN)
Wie lange schon war immer mein Verlangen (MC)
Ein Stãndchen Euch zu bringen (HN)
Wer rief dich denn? (MC)
Was soll der Zorn, mein Schatz? (HN)
Wenn du, mein Liebster steigst zum Himmel auf (MC)
Und steht Ihr fruh am Morgen auf (HN)
O wãr dein Haus durchsichtig wie ein Glas (MC)
Sterbâ ich, so hãllt in Blumen meine Glieder (HN)
Ich habâ in Penna (MC)

Malin Christensson (soprano)
Henk Neven (baritone)
Roger Vignoles (piano).


WED 14:20 Afternoon Concert (b00vdlyp)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales on the Road

North Wales

BBC National Orchestra of Wales - around Wales and beyond

Each season the BBC National Orchestra of Wales gives concerts throughout the principality, visiting festivals and promoting its own seasons of 'North Wales Tours' as well as appearing in the South, including its home at BBC Hoddinott Hall. In this week of Afternoon on 3 we visit some of the festivals and venues through Wales, with comments from the players, and in Friday's programme we venture further afield and discover the strong ties between Wales and Italy.

Today - North Wales

It's a five hour coach journey up to the North for the Cardiff-based players of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. It's a trip they make several times each year to fulfil their "national" role. We catch up with them in the company of Principal Guest conductor Jac van Steen on the border with England in Wrexham, Garry Walker raises the baton in the seaside holiday town of Llandudno, and from just a couple of months back, Rory MacDonald conducts Dvorak's ever-popular ninth symphony from the North Wales International Music Festival in St. Asaph, in the smallest ancient cathedral in Britain.

The St. Asaph Festival was founded in 1972 by Welsh composer William Mathias (he's buried here, just beside the cathedral), but for nearly two decades, Mathias taught at the university in Bangor an hour further West along the road. The orchestra is still a regular visitor to the Prichard Jones Hall here, set high on a hill overlooking the Menai Straits and the Isle of Anglesey. This afternoon we go back in the BBC archives to a concert from February 1985 conducted by William Mathias to celebrate the centenary of the university. This is the world premiere of his Anniversary Dances, written for the occasion. Presented by Penny Gore.

2.20pm
Weber: Der Freischutz Overture
Jac van Steen, conductor

2.30pm
Haydn: Symphony No. 70 in D major
Garry Walker, conductor

2.45pm
Mathias: Anniversary Dances
conducted by the composer

3.10pm
Dvorak: Symphony No.9 in E minor "From The New World"
Rory MacDonald, conductor.


WED 16:00 Choral Evensong (b00vdlyr)
From New College, Oxford.

Introit: Ah! See the fair chivalry come (H. K. Andrews)
Responses: Smith
Psalms: 15, 16 (Ashfield, Stainer, Woodward)
First Lesson: Proverbs 3 vv27-35
Hymn: How bright those glorious spirits shine (Sennen Cove)
Canticles: New College Service (Howells)
Second Lesson: Matthew 18 vv21-35
Anthem: I beheld, and lo, a great multitude (Blow)
Hymn: For all the saints (Sine nomine)
Organ Voluntary: Prelude in E minor BWV 548 (Bach)

Edward Higginbottom (Organist)
Steven Grahl (Assistant Organist)
Lawrence Thain (Organ Scholar).


WED 17:00 In Tune (b00vdlyt)
Presented by Sean Rafferty.
Acclaimed virtuoso guitarist John Williams performs live in the studio ahead of a UK tour. Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier joins fellow Frenchman, pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (who performs live) in the studio in advance of a concert with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
Main news headlines are at 5.00 and 6.00
E-mail: in.tune@bbc.co.uk.


WED 19:00 Performance on 3 (b00vdlyw)
London Philharmonic - Brahms, Beethoven

The London Philharmonic are conducted by their dynamic Principal Conductor, Vladimir Jurowski in a programme featuring Mahler's re-working of Beethoven's Eroica Symphony and Brahms' Piano Concerto no 2 Brahms: Piano Concerto no 2
Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)
Beethoven arr Mahler: Symphony no 3 in E flat 'Eroica'

Decades after Beethoven's death he was still the most important artist around. Brahms behaved like Beethoven was watching over his shoulder and created symphonies and symphony-like concertos in which the scale and declamation of Beethoven's 'Heroic' Third Symphony could be readily detected. The second of Brahms's Piano Concertos was the biggest since Beethoven's Emperor - a piece marked out by maturity and skill but itself displaying heroism, virtuosity and Romantic depth. Mahler acted purely on artistic conviction when he 're-touched' Beethoven's Symphony; instruments, concert halls and audiences had changed, and Mahler invested Beethoven's minute detail with the strength - in 1890s Vienna - to enter everyone's ears.

approx 8.40 Part 2 - String Quartets for the Twenty First Century
Each evening this week, a look at some of the most exciting string quartets of the younger generation. This evening the spotlight is on the Szymanowski String Quartet, founded in Warsaw in 1995 and now established as one of the world's leading quartets.

The Szymanowski String Quartet plays
Haydn: String Quartet in C op 76 no 1 'Emperor'
(recorded at the 2010 Zeist International Music Days).


WED 21:15 Night Waves (b00vdlyy)
The Enlightenment

Rana Mitter and guests debate the question: Is the Enlightenment still relevant today?

In recent years, a short period in eighteenth century European history has been noisily dragged out of the library and become contemporary and controversial. To its supporters the Enlightenment is the cornerstone of the modern world - a time when European thinkers like Voltaire, Rousseau, Hume and Adam Smith defined the core principles of modern Western life: the triumph of reason, the rise of human rights, the creation of the free market, and the roots of modern democracy. But to its critics, the Enlightenment has now become a twisted dogma - intolerant of the religious, anti-Islamic and hostile to those (non-Europeans) who don't share its values.

Do we need more Enlightenment - or does it need to be returned to the European library stacks once again? To discuss this Rana Mitter is joined historian Justin Champion; Karen O'Brien, Professor of English at Warwick; the theologian Phillip Blond who heads the think tank, ResPublica; and the crossbench peer, Baroness Haleh Afshar.


WED 22:00 Composer of the Week (b00d3p2b)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 today]


WED 23:00 The Essay (b00q90ql)
Chekhov Essays

Andrew Hilton

The director Andrew Hilton reveals what he has learned as a director from Chekhov.

After Shakespeare, Anton Chekhov is the most perfomed playwright in the world and amongst the most revered writers of short stories. While the pleasure he has given to theatre audiences and readers is immense, these Essays explore his legacy in terms of the craft and technique that he continues to bequeath to theatre practitioners and writers today. In the third of five programmes celebrating the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of Chekhov's birth, the director Andrew Hilton reveals the lesson that he learned while recently directing a highly acclaimed production of Uncle Vanya at Bristol Old Vic - that Chekhov's plays contain all the instructions any company needs, if only they will listen.


WED 23:15 Late Junction (b00vdm7s)
More Zappa, Brahms, Elvis Presley Blues and the Dhoad Gypsies of Rajasthan all have a part to play in Max Reinhardt's firework display.



THURSDAY 04 NOVEMBER 2010

THU 01:00 Through the Night (b00vdmcx)
Presented by Jonathan Swain

1:01 AM
Whitacre, Eric [1970-]
Three Songs of Faith
Marika Scheele (solo soprano), Sveriges Radiokören , Peter Dijkstra (conductor)

1:15 AM
Messiaen, Olivier [1908-1992]
Cinq Rechants
Sveriges Radiokören , Peter Dijkstra (conductor)

1:34 AM
Holten, Bo [b.1948]
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell - Six Poems by William Blake
Jenny Ohlson (solo soprano), Sveriges Radiokören , Peter Dijkstra (conductor)

2:00 AM
Schubert, Franz (1797-1828)
Octet in F (D.803)
Niklas Andersson (clarinet), Henrik Blixt (bassoon), Hans Larsson (horn), Jannica Gustafsson (violin), Martin Stensson (violin), Håkan Olsson (viola), Jan-Erik Gustafsson (cello), Maria Johansson (double bass)

3:01 AM
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791)
Symphony No.41 in C major (K.551) 'Jupiter'
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Herbert Blomstedt (conductor)

3:40 AM
Rakhmaninov, Sergey (1873-1943), added violin part by Kreisler, Fritz (1875-1962)
Two Songs: When night descends in silence (Afanasi Fet/Edwin Schneider); Oh, stop thy singing, maiden fair (Pushkin/John Kilström)
Fredrik Zetterström (baritone), Tobias Ringborg (violin), Anders Kilström (piano)

3:49 AM
Strauss, Richard (1864-1949)
Till Eulenspiegel (Op.28)
Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra, Antoni Wit (conductor)

4:04 AM
Frederick the Great (1712-1786)
Sonata in C minor for flute & basso continuo
Konrad Hünteler (flute), Wouter Möller (cello), Ton Koopman (harpsichord)

4:13 AM
Forestier, Mathurin (flc.1500-1535)
Agnus Dei - 'Baises moy'
Huelgas Ensemble; Paul van Nevel (director)

4:18 AM
Mendelssohn, Felix (1809-1847)
Venetian Boat Song (Op.30 No.6) - from 'Songs Without Words', book II
Jane Coop (piano)

4:22 AM
Strauss, Johann Jr (1825-1899)
Rosen aus dem Süden, waltz (Op.388)
Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, Roman Zeilinger (conductor)

4:31 AM
Erkel, Ferenc (1810-1893)
Duo Brillant
Ferenc Szecsódi (violin), István Kassai (piano)

4:49 AM
Rossini, Gioacchino (1792-1868)
Overture - La Gazza ladra
Oslo Philharmonic, Nello Santi (conductor)

5:01 AM
Dvorák, Antonín (1841-1904)
Slavonic Dance No. 10 in E minor (Op.72 No.2)
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Juanjo Mena (conductor)

5:07 AM
Schubert, Franz (1797-1828)
Impromptu No.3 in B flat major (from 4 Impromptus D.935) (1828)
Ilze Graubina (piano)

5:17 AM
Blockx, Jan (1851-1912)
Flemish Dances
BRT Philharmonic Orchestra Brussels, Alexander Rahbari (conductor)

5:30 AM
Stradella, Alessandro (1644-1682)
Sarà ver ch'io mai disciolga
Emma Kirkby (soprano), David Thomas (bass), Alan Wilson (harpsichord), Jakob Lindberg (lute), Anthony Rooley (director & lute)

5:35 AM
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791)
5 movements from the ballet music "les Petits riens" (K.299b)
Danish Radio Sinfonietta/Dr; Adám Fischer (Conductor)

5:46 AM
Suriani Germani, Alberta (b.19??)
Partita
Branka Janjanin-Magdalenic (harp)

5:56 AM
Andriessen, Hendrick (1892-1981)
Concertino for cello and orchestra
Michael Müller (cello), Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra, Thierry Fischer (conductor)

6:07 AM
Buxtehude, Dietrich (1637-1707)
Passacaglia in D minor (BuxWV.161)
Bernard Lagacé (Beckerath organ of the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Montréal)

6:14 AM
Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750)
Cantata no.36c (BWV.36c) 'Schwingt freudig euch empor'
Mona Julsrud (soprano), Tuva Semmingsen (mezzo-soprano), Jerker Dahlin (tenor), Frank Havröy (bass), Oslo Cathedral Choir (Terje Kvam choirmaster), Christian Schneider & Erik Niord Larsen (oboe d'amore) Kjell Arne Jørgensen & Miranda Playfair (violin), Dan Styffe (bass), Hans Knut Sveen (harpsichord)

6:44 AM
Kuffner, Joseph (1776-1856) [previously attrib. Weber, Carl Maria von (1786-1826)]
Quintet in B flat major (Op.32)
Joze Kotar (clarinet), Slovene Philharmonic String Quartet

6:55 AM
Herbert, Victor (1859-1924), arr. Otto Langey
March of the Toys (from the operetta 'Babes in Toyland', 1903)
Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Uri Mayer (conductor).


THU 07:00 Breakfast (b00vdmcz)
Thursday - Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Sara Mohr-Pietsch with music to begin the day.


THU 10:00 Classical Collection (b00vdmd1)
Thursday - Sarah Walker

with Sarah Walker: this week autumnal music, Italian Cantatas by Handel and recordings by the flautist Jean-Pierre Rampal.

Today's highlights include a classic recording of the overture to Borodin's Prince Igor. There's light autumnal music by Vernon Duke with the soprano Dawn Upshaw conducted by Eric Stern, the contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux sings Handel's Irene, idolo mio and we conclude today's programme with Shostakovich's October Symphonic Poem played by the Seattle Symphony Orchestra under Gerard Schwarz.

10:00
Borodin
Prince Igor - Overture
State Symphony Orchestra of Russia
Evgeny Svetlanov (conductor)
RCA 09026616742

10:12
Fumio Hayasaka
Autumn
Noriko Ogawa (piano)
BIS CD854

10:17
Billy Mayerl
Autumn Crocus
Eric Parkin (piano)
CHANDOS CHAN8848

10:20
Lu Wencheng
Autumn Moon on a Calm Lake
Lang Lang (piano)
DG 4429484

10:23
Debussy
Printemps Suite (arr Busser)
Orchestre National de L'ORTF
Jean Martinon (conductor)
EMI CDM 7695882

10:40
Handel
Irene, idolo mio
Marie-Nicole Lemieux (contralto)
Luc Beausejour (harpsichord)
Amanda Keesmaat (baroque cello)
ANALEKTA FL 231619

10:52
Haydn
String Quartet in D minor, Op.103
Takacs Quartet
DECCA 4301992

11:03
Frantisek Benda
Concerto in E minor
Jean-Pierre Rampal (flute)
Prague Chamber Orchestra
Milan Munclinger (conductor)
SUPRAPHON 1113082

11:26
Alwyn
Autumn Legend for Cor Anglais and String Orchestra
Rachael Pankhurst (cor anglais)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
David Lloyd-Jones (conductor)
NAXOS 8.570704

11:37
Vernon Duke
Autumn in New York (orch. Jonathan Tunick)
The Sea-Gull and the Ea-Gull
Dawn Upshaw (soprano)
Orchestra
Eric Stern (conductor)
NONESUCH 7559795312

11:44
Shostakovich
October, Op.131
Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Gerard Schwarz (conductor)
NAXOS 8557812.


THU 12:00 Composer of the Week (b00d3p2s)
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

The Stage Works - A Masterpiece and a Problem Opera

Donald Macleod continues his survey of the stage works of Vaughan Williams, with an astonishingly bleak and intense one-act opera based on a play by J.M Synge, and a less successful "romantic extravaganza".


THU 13:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (b00vdmd3)
Cheltenham Music Festival 2010

Elias String Quartet

Highlights from the 2010 Cheltenham Festival featuring Radio 3's New Generation Artists The Elias String Quartet

Haydn Quartet in E flat, op.64, no 6
Debussy Quartet in G minor
Schumann Quartet for Strings in A, op.41 no.3.


THU 14:20 Afternoon Concert (b00vdmd5)
Thursday Opera Matinee

Janacek - Katya Kabanova

2.20pm
A performance of Janacek's powerful opera Katya Kabanova recorded at Chicago Lyric Opera. A dark story, set in Russia, about a woman caught between a weak husband, a cruel mother-in-law - and the man she really loves. A fine cast is headed by the leading Finnish dramatic soprano Karita Mattila in the title-role. The opera is followed by more recordings from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, this time performing on 'home territory' in South Wales. Presented by Penny Gore.

Katya ........................ Karita Mattila, soprano
Kabanicha ................... Judith Forst, contralto
Boris .................... Brandon Jovanovich, tenor
Varvara ...... Liora Grodnikaite, mezzo-soprano
Kudrjá ..................... Garrett Sorenson, tenor
Dikoj .. .......................... Andrew Shore, bass
Tichon ..... ..................... Jason Collins, tenor
Glasa . ......Kathryn Leemhuis, mezzo-soprano
Kuligin ....................... Paul La Rosa, baritone
Feklusa ........ Amber Wagner, mezzo-soprano
Lyric Opera Chorus and Orchestra
Markus Stenz, conductor

Followed by the next instalment of our tour with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales . Today we join the orchestra closer to its Cardiff base. The Vale of Glamorgan Festival is the only festival of exclusively contemporary music in Wales, and each year the orchestra performs a concert to be broadcast in Hear and Now on Radio 3, at this internationally acclaimed event. The Festival director - and founder - is John Metcalf. John is also a respected composer, and in this week of programmes celebrating the orchestra out and about around Wales, we hear John's short harp concerto - Mapping Wales, from a concert given in the imposing setting of Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff. Principal conductor Thierry Fischer takes us further, from a concert of Second Viennese music given earlier this year at the orchestra's home in BBC Hoddinott Hall, part of the Wales Millennium Centre, in the heart of Cardiff bay. We finish an hour further west along the coast in Swansea, and the Brangwyn Hall, just across the road from the sandy beach. The orchestra appears here throughout the year, both at the Swansea Festival and in its own season. We hear the orchestra with conductor Sian Edwards (whose own family hails from West Wales) in a concert given earlier this year.

4.10pm
John Metcalf: Mapping Wales
Lucy Wakeford, harp
Luke Dollman, conductor

Webern: Variations for Orchestra
Thierry Fischer, conductor

Elgar: Wand of Youth Suite No.2
Sian Edwards, conductor.


THU 17:00 In Tune (b00vdmd7)
Presented by Sean Rafferty.
Conductor Gabor Takacs-Nagy talks to Sean from Manchester where he is straight out of rehearsing with the Manchester Camerata before their forthcoming concerts. They also discuss the conductor's recent appointment as Music director of the Manchester Camerata.

Sean is also joined by baritone Iain Paterson, conductor Kirill Karabits and director Rufus Norris. In Norris' operatic directorial debut, English National Opera's new production of Mozart's Don Giovanni opens this weekend at London's Coliseum with Iain Paterson in the lead role.

In Tune also pays tribute to the late Russian conductor Rudolf Barshai with contribution from critic David Nice.

With a selection of music and guests from the music world.
Main news headlines are at 5.00 and 6.00
E-mail: in.tune@bbc.co.uk.


THU 19:00 Performance on 3 (b00vdmd9)
BBC Singers - Rachmaninov's Vespers

Live from St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge, the BBC Singers perform Rachmaninov's All Night Vigil - 'Vespers' - conducted by Kaspars Putnins
For Rachmaninov, the All-Night Vigil of 1915, remained one of his very favourite works until the end of his life. Indeed he requested a part of it to be performed at his funeral. This performance, live from St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge is conducted by one of the Baltic States' most highly respected choral directors who promises to bring to this epic paen to Orthodox Russia his own experieces of working in the great choral traditions of the former Soviet States.

Approx 8.10pm Part 2 - String Quartets for the Twenty First Century
Each evening this week, a look at some of the most exciting string quartets of the younger generation. This evening the spotlight shines on two groups: the Royal String Quartet from Poland and the multi award winning Ebene Quartet from France.
The Royal String Quartet (founded in 1998) perform their compatriot, Henryk Gorecki's first essay in the quartet medium.and a twentieth American classic by Georges Crumb in the atmospheric setting of the great hall of Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw.
Gorecki: String Quartet no 1, op 62 ('Already it is Dusk') (1988)
Georges Crumb: Black Angels - Thirteen Images from the Dark Land for Electric String Quartet (1970)
Royal String Quartet

Haydn: String Quartet in D Hob III/70
Ebene Quartet
(recorded live at the Mozart Hall of the Konzerthaus, Vienna).


THU 21:15 Night Waves (b00vdmdc)
Philip Dodd talks to Professor of Cancer Biology, Frances Balkwill, about her work to understand a disease that affects one third of Britons. Professor Balkwill runs a research team of 25 scientists, sits on parliament's cancer committee, directs public centres of the understanding of cells and is a resident researcher at Queen Mary, University of London. But as someone who operates at the front line of the fight against cancer are the military metaphors we habitually use appropriate when one is trying to save the body from its own cells. Indeed, the public understanding of disease and of science more generally is high on her list of priorities. She has published a number of books about science for children and was given the Royal Society Michael Faraday prize for her 'outstanding work in communicating the concepts, facts and fascination of science'. Her work is not confined to this country but includes 'You, Me and HIV, a book for young people in Sub-Saharan Africa, where she also works to help mitigate the effects of HIV aids.
Philip Dodd talks to Prof Balkwill about the politics of cancer, the nature of scientific co-operation, the idea of disease and how you save the body from its own cells.


THU 22:00 Composer of the Week (b00d3p2s)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 today]


THU 23:00 The Essay (b00q90wn)
Chekhov Essays

Ruth Thomas

The short story writer Ruth Thomas confesses how her early ignorance and dislike of Chekhov turned later to love as she came to emulate his loving depictions of domestic life.

After Shakespeare, Anton Chekhov is the most perfomed playwright in the world and amongst the most revered writers of short stories. While the pleasure he has given to theatre audiences and readers is immense, these Essays explore his legacy in terms of the craft and technique that he continues to bequeath to theatre practitioners and writers today. In the fourth of five programmes celebrating the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of Chekhov's birth, the novelist and short story writer Ruth Thomas tells the true tale of how a missing cat in a misty cherry orchard started a life long interest in the life and work of Chekhov.


THU 23:15 Late Junction (b00vdmdh)
Fireworks, Fire Fire Fire, Schurer's Detonation, Jon Hendricks, Juana Molina and yet more Zappa have significance in Max Reinhardt's Guy Fawkes preparations. Plus an exclusive recording of rapper/poet of our times, the astounding Kate Tempest.



FRIDAY 05 NOVEMBER 2010

FRI 01:00 Through the Night (b00vdmf2)
Jonathan Swain's selection includes highlights from the 2009 Beethoven Festival in Bonn

1:01 AM
Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827)
Sonata for piano No.24 (Op.78) in F sharp major
Andrea Lucchesini (fortepiano - a copy of an instrument built in 1824 by the piano maker Conrad Graf)

1:12 AM
Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827)
Sonata for piano No.29 (Op.106) in B flat major "Hammerklavier"
Andrea Lucchesini (fortepiano - a copy of an instrument built in 1824 by the piano maker Conrad Graf)

2:00 AM
Gesualdo, Carlo (c.1560-1613)
Mercé, grido piangendo
Ensemble Daedalus , Roberto Festa (director)

2:04 AM
Debussy, Claude (1862-1918) orch. Brewaeys, Luc (b.1959)
No.10 La Cathédrale engloutie - from Preludes Book One.
Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Daniele Callegari (conductor)

2:11 AM
Hummel, Johann Nepomuk (1778-1837)
Trumpet Concerto in E flat major
Odin Hagen (trumpet), Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Per Kristian Skalstad (conductor)

2:30 AM
Szymanowski, Karol (1882-1937)
String Quartet No.2 (Op.56)
Karol Szymanowski Quartet

2:47 AM
Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750)
Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor (BWV.903)
Andreas Staier (harpsichord)

3:01 AM
Franck, César (1822-1890)
Le Chasseur Maudit, symphonic poem (M.44)
Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Milen Nachev (conductor)

3:15 AM
Hoof, Jef van (1886-1959)
Symphony No.1 in A major (1938)
BRTN Philharmonic Orchestra, Fernand Terby (conductor)

3:48 AM
Britten, Benjamin (1913-1976)
Lachrymae (reflections on a song of John Dowland for viola and strings)
Rivka Golani (viola), Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Davis (conductor)

4:03 AM
Schumann, Robert (1810-1856)
Spanisches Liederspiel (Op. 74)
Margit László (soprano), József Réti (tenor), Zsolt Bende (bass), István Antal (piano), The Hungarian Radio and Television Choir, Zoltán Vásárhelyi (conductor)

4:27 AM
Glinka, Mikhail Ivanovich (1804-1857)
Memories of a Summer Night in Madrid (Spanish Overture No.2)
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Oliver Dohnanyi (conductor)

4:38 AM
Pergolesi, Giovanni Battista (1710-1736)
Sonata in G major for violin and piano
Peter Michalica (violin), Elena Michalicova (piano)

4:46 AM
Offenbach, Jacques (1819-1880)
The Doll's Song (from 'The Tales of Hoffmann')
Tracy Dahl (soprano), Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Mario Bernardi (conductor)

4:52 AM
Boulogne, Joseph - Chevalier de Saint-Georges (c.1748-1799)
Ballet music from the opera 'L'amant anonyme' (1780)
Tafelmusik Orchestra, Jeanne Lamon (conductor)

5:01 AM
Gottschalk, Louis Moreau (1829-1869)
Bamboula - danse des Nègres (Op.2)
Donna Coleman (piano)

5:11 AM
Puccini, Giacomo (1858 -1924)
I Crisantemi (Chrysanthemums) for string quartet
Moyzes Quartet

5:17 AM
Finzi, Gerald (1901-1956)
White-flowering days for chorus (Op.37);
BBC Singers, Bo Holten (conductor)

5:22 AM
Tartini, Giuseppe (1692-1770)
Trumpet Concerto in D major
Stanko Arnold (trumpet), Slovenian Soloists, Marko Munih (conductor)

5:33 AM
Dvorák, Antonín (1841-1904)
Polonaise for orchestra in E flat major
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ludovít Rajter (conductor)

5:39 AM
Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750)
French Suite No.5 in G major (BWV.816)
Jevgeny Rivkin (piano)

5:56 AM
Goossens, Eugene (1893-1962)
Concertino for double string orchestra (Op.47)
Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Vernon Handley (conductor)

6:09 AM
Roman, Johan Helmich (1694-1758)
13 pieces from 'Drottningholmsmusiquen' (1744)
Concerto Köln

6:31 AM
Debussy, Claude (1862-1918)
Jeux - Poème Dansé
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra; Jukka-Pekka Saraste (conductor)

6:49 AM
Frescobaldi, Girolamo (1583-1643)
Partite cento sopra il Passachagli
Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord).


FRI 07:00 Composer of the Week (b00td8gq)
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

A Confection of Ideas

i) A Confection of Ideas - Handel and Borrowing
Donald Macleod and Suzanne Aspden of Oxford University look at Handel's beginnings, his skillful ability to impress and control his employers, and his tendency to recycle existing music.

If you are in search of a good role model, an example of a life well spent, well navigated, look to George Frideric Handel's seventy-four years. From day one this divinely musical and decisive Saxon instinctively knew where to take himself and who to please.

Donald Macleod is joined by Suzanne Aspden, a Handel expert from Oxford University armed with the latest in Handel scholarship. Faced with hours of Handel's sublime music and the composer's eventful life story they've whisked up a focus on Handel the borrower of his own and others' music - with a look at Agrippina the opera that so impressed Venice, and an electric peformance of Dixit Dominus. They discuss Handel the politician, how the composer was adopted in England and found long-term favour with the new Hanoverian monarchy.

Some of the most arresting moments from Handel's operas Radamisto, Admeto, Partenope, and Ariodante dominate the third programme, a look at Handel the resourceful 'Opera divo'. And with ravishing music from his oratorios Esther, Saul, Samson and Messiah, Handel as 'Man of God' is also exposed, revealing the composer's ability to twist a ban on staging Biblical texts to his advantage.

Today the spirit of Handel lives on and in the final programme 'The Idea of Handel' Donald and Suzanne broadcast 'The Anthem for the Foundling Hospital', the Violin Sonata in D Op.1 and a saucy aria from Semele, as they exhibit how the reputation of this great composer has evolved over the centuries.


FRI 08:00 Composer of the Week (b00td8hq)
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

The Political Mr Handel

i) The Political Mr Handel
Donald Macleod and Suzanne Aspden of Oxford University reveal how Handel thrived in Britain thanks to his political acumen and his well-received music. Today's programme includes the Water Music and the kaleidoscopic sounds of the Keyboard Suite No.7 in G Minor.

If you are in search of a good role model, an example of a life well spent, well navigated, look to George Frideric Handel's seventy-four years. From day one this divinely musical and decisive Saxon instinctively knew where to take himself and who to please.

Donald Macleod is joined by Suzanne Aspden, a Handel expert from Oxford University armed with the latest in Handel scholarship. Faced with hours of Handel's sublime music and the composer's eventful life story they've whisked up a focus on Handel the borrower of his own and others' music - with a look at Agrippina the opera that so impressed Venice, and an electric peformance of Dixit Dominus. They discuss Handel the politician, how the composer was adopted in England and found long-term favour with the new Hanoverian monarchy.

Some of the most arresting moments from Handel's operas Radamisto, Admeto, Partenope, and Ariodante dominate the third programme, a look at Handel the resourceful 'Opera divo'. And with ravishing music from his oratorios Esther, Saul, Samson and Messiah, Handel as 'Man of God' is also exposed, revealing the composer's ability to twist a ban on staging Biblical texts to his advantage.

Today the spirit of Handel lives on and in the final programme 'The Idea of Handel' Donald and Suzanne broadcast 'The Anthem for the Foundling Hospital', the Violin Sonata in D Op.1 and a saucy aria from Semele, as they exhibit how the reputation of this great composer has evolved over the centuries.


FRI 09:00 Composer of the Week (b00td8hx)
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

The Opera Divo

iii) The Opera Divo
Donald Macleod and Suzanne Aspden of Oxford University place Handel in the London opera scene of the early 18th century, a world fraught with feuding both on and off the stage. In this charged atmosphere Handel walked a tight-rope existence as he veered from soothing to shocking his captive opera audience.

If you are in search of a good role model, an example of a life well spent, well navigated, look to George Frideric Handel's seventy-four years. From day one this divinely musical and decisive Saxon instinctively knew where to take himself and who to please.

Donald Macleod is joined by Suzanne Aspden, a Handel expert from Oxford University armed with the latest in Handel scholarship. Faced with hours of Handel's sublime music and the composer's eventful life story they've whisked up a focus on Handel the borrower of his own and others' music - with a look at Agrippina the opera that so impressed Venice, and an electric peformance of Dixit Dominus. They discuss Handel the politician, how the composer was adopted in England and found long-term favour with the new Hanoverian monarchy.

Some of the most arresting moments from Handel's operas Radamisto, Admeto, Partenope, and Ariodante dominate the third programme, a look at Handel the resourceful 'Opera divo'. And with ravishing music from his oratorios Esther, Saul, Samson and Messiah, Handel as 'Man of God' is also exposed, revealing the composer's ability to twist a ban on staging Biblical texts to his advantage.

Today the spirit of Handel lives on and in the final programme 'The Idea of Handel' Donald and Suzanne broadcast 'The Anthem for the Foundling Hospital', the Violin Sonata in D Op.1 and a saucy aria from Semele, as they exhibit how the reputation of this great composer has evolved over the centuries.


FRI 10:00 Classical Collection (b00vdmj9)
Friday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker: this week autumnal music, Italian Cantatas by Handel and recordings by the flautist Jean-Pierre Rampal.

Our Friday virtuoso is the pianist Clara Haskil, our selection of autumnal works concludes with a recording of Der Einsame im Herbst from Das Lied von der Erde played by the Berlin Philharmonic, and the soprano Emma Kirkby sings Handel's Tu fedel? Tu costante?

10:00
Mozart
Variations on Ah vous dirai-je, maman K.265
Clara Haskil (piano)
DG 4376762

10:08
Handel
Tu fedel? Tu costante?
Emma Kirkby (soprano)
The Academy of Ancient Music
Christopher Hogwood (conductor)
L'OISEAU LYRE 4144732

10:25
Delius
North Country Sketches - Autumn: The Wind Soughs in the Trees
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Sir Charles Groves (Conductor)
EMI CDM7631712

10:33
Chausson
Poeme de l'amour et de la mer
Francois Le Roux (baritone)
Montreal S O
Charles Dutoit (conductor)
DECCA 4580102

11:00
Rameau
Pieces de Clavecin en Concerts - Cinquieme Concert
Jean-Pierre Rampal (flute)
Isaac Stern (violin)
John Steele Ritter (harpsichord)
SONY SK45868

11:09
Bax
Red Autumn
Ashley Wass and Martin Roscoe (piano)
NAXOS 8.570413

11:15
Mahler
Das Lied von der Erde: Der Einsame im Herbst
Brigitte Fassbaender (mezzo-soprano)
Francisco Araiza (tenor)
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Carlo Maria Giulini (conductor)
DG 4134592

11:26
Mozart
Piano Concerto No.27 in B flat, K.595
Robert Casadesus (piano)
Cleveland Symphony Orchestra
George Szell (conductor)
SONY SM3K 46519.


FRI 12:00 Composer of the Week (b00d3p37)
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

The Stage Works - The Labour of a Lifetime

Donald Macleod looks at the Vaughan Williams's experiences during the Second World War, and his work on what became an idée fixe throughout his life, his musical treatment of John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress.


FRI 13:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (b00vdmjc)
Cheltenham Music Festival 2010

Francesco Piemontesi

Highlights from the 2010 Cheltenham Festival featuring Radio 3 New Generation Artist Francesco Piemontesi (piano)

Handel Suite in B flat major, HWV 434
Brahms Variations and Fugue on a theme of Handel, Op.24
J.S. Bach Partita no.1 in B flat major, BWV 825
Liszt Vallée d'Obermann (Années de Pèlerinage, Première Année - Suisse).


FRI 14:10 Afternoon Concert (b00vdmjf)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales on the Road

Beyond Wales

BBC National Orchestra of Wales - around Wales and beyond

Each season the BBC National Orchestra of Wales gives concerts throughout the principality, visiting festivals and promoting its own seasons of 'North Wales Tours' as well as appearing in the South, including its home at BBC Hoddinott Hall. In this week of Afternoon on 3 we visit some of the festivals and venues through Wales, with comments from the players, and in Friday's programme we venture further afield and discover the strong ties between Wales and Italy. Presented by Penny Gore.

Today - Wales and Beyond

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales takes considerable pride exporting the brand beyond the Bristol Channel and Offa's Dyke. Earlier this year, Principal Conductor Thierry Fischer toured with the band to Italy. While they were there, Radio Wales presenter Beverley Humphreys came across a poignant link with the inhabitants of Bardi, a picturesque rural hilltop town in Emilia-Romagna. Beverley joins us live to tell us more, as we listen to music from the concert the orchestra gave in nearby Modena. We also join the orchestra in one of their more regular concert venues beyond the principality, Cheltenham Town Hall, where the visitors are an important fixture, appearing several times each season. Finally, we hear the orchestra in a recording from the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, earlier this summer. Thierry is joined by two great musical Welsh exports, harpist Catrin Finch for Debussy's Sacred and Profane Dances, and organist Huw Williams for Saint-Saëns' mighty Organ Symphony, a rousing (and almost deafening) conclusion to our week.

2.10pm
Takemitsu: Toward the sea II
Thierry Fischer, conductor

2.25pm
Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No.5 "Egyptian"
Nicholas Angelich, piano
Thierry Fischer, conductor

2.55pm
Britten: Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes
Thierry Fischer, conductor

3.10pm
Elgar: In The South "Alassio"
Thierry Fischer, conductor

3.40pm
Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations
Gautier Capuçon, cello
Thierry Fischer, conductor

4.00pm
Faure: Elegie
Gautier Capuçon, cello
Thierry Fischer, conductor

4.05pm
Debussy: Danse Sacree et Danse Profane
Catrin Finch, harp
Thierry Fischer, conductor

4.20pm
Saint-Saëns: Symphony No.3 in C minor - "Organ Symphony"
Huw Williams, organ
Thierry Fischer, conductor.


FRI 17:00 In Tune (b00vdmjh)
Virtuoso cellist Natalie Clein performs live in the studio and soprano Joan Rodgers joins pianist Nicholas Walker to talk about upcoming concerts celebrating music by Russian composer Balakirev.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny
Main news headlines are at 5.00 and 6.00
E-mail: in.tune@bbc.co.uk.


FRI 19:00 Performance on 3 (b00vkyk0)
Beethoven, Schumann

Part 1

We are unable to bring you tonight's live performance from the BBC Symphony Orchestra and will instead broadcast part of a concert they gave on 23rd June at Bad Kissingen in Germany.

Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D Op. 61
Schumann: Symphony No.2 in C Op.61

Nikolaj Znaider (violin)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Jiri Belohlavek (conductor).


FRI 19:45 Twenty Minutes (b00vv493)
Twenty Minutes

What's hot and what's not in Paris this autumn? Journalist Agnès Poirier divides her time between London and the French capital and is ideally placed to report on the most coveted tickets on both banks of the Seine. Is the so-called 'beacon exhibition' at the Grand Palais, "Claude Monet 1840-1926" all it's cracked up to be? At the other end of the artistic scale, Agnès learns more about the French national obsession with 'BD' - bande dessinée or strip cartoon at a show in the Bibliothèque Forney. And - parlons gastronomie - no report from Paris could possibly be complete without news of the culinary arts... a new bistro that, says Agnès, "marries conviviality with political utopia..." Bon appetit!

Producer Simon Elmes.


FRI 20:05 Performance on 3 (b00vv495)
Beethoven, Schumann

Part 2

We are unable to bring you tonight's live performance from the BBC Symphony Orchestra and will instead broadcast part of a concert they gave on 23rd June at Bad Kissingen in Germany.

Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D Op. 61
Schumann: Symphony No.2 in C Op.61

Nikolaj Znaider (violin)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Jiri Belohlavek (conductor).


FRI 21:00 Night Waves (b00vkn04)
Free Thinking 2010

Free Thinking - Jacqueline Wilson

Jacqueline Wilson launches this year's BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking festival of ideas with a lecture entitled Beyond the Fairytale: Happiness in the Real World.

Free Thinking, Radio 3's annual festival of ideas, is taking "the pursuit of happiness" as its central theme this year. Happiness is rapidly becoming a high-profile pre-occupation of governments as they explore ways of assessing the state-of-the-nation beyond economic output - both David Cameron and Ed Miliband have expressed their intention to measure Britain's "wellbeing".

The opening lecture of the festival, delivered in front of an audience at the Free Thinking's main venue the Sage Gateshead, is given by Jacqueline Wilson, one of Britain's most successful children's writers who has sold over 30 million books in the UK and is a former Children's Laureate.

Famous for challenging the traditional subjects of children's fiction, Jacqueline's Free Thinking Lecture explores her own background and the way enormous literary success has changed her view of happiness. She draws on years of correspondence with her young readers and their families to understand the changing nature of happiness, and how we can find it today. And from her perspective creating fiction but corresponding with reality, she sounds a warning: perhaps the idea of a "happy ending" has given us misguided ideas about how achievable happiness really is.

In the weekend following Jacqueline's lecture, Free Thinking includes events with Kevin McCloud, former Metropolitan Chief Commissioner Lord Blair, actor Fiona Shaw, philosopher Mary Midgley and screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce - all will be broadcast on Radio 3's Night Waves in the subsequent weeks. Go to bbc.co.uk/radio3/freethinking for more details.

Producer: James Cook.


FRI 22:00 Composer of the Week (b00d3p37)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 today]


FRI 23:00 The Essay (b00q9120)
Chekhov Essays

Xiaolu Guo

Novelist, short story writer and film-maker Xiaolu Guo, reflects her personal debt to Chekhov in a Chekhovian short story of her own.

The novelist, short story writer and film-maker Xiaolu Guo was born in a fishing village in south China. Now resident in London, she makes unexpected connections between the lives of the Chinese peasants of her childhood and the lives of the Russian peasants as depicted by Chekhov in his short stories. In a new short story in which she imagines herself travelling as Chekhov himself to the prison island of Sakhalin, she pays tribute to all she has learned from Chekhov in his deeply humane depiction of peasant life in a bitter winter landscape.


FRI 23:15 World on 3 (b00vdmjp)
Presented by Mary Ann Kennedy and featuring American slide guitarist Bob Brozman and his new collaborative project with Irish musicians John McSherry (Uillean pipes) and Donal O'Connor (fiddle). The group is joined for this specially recorded session by Daniel Thomas (guitar).




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

Afternoon Concert 14:00 MON (b00vdldh)

Afternoon Concert 14:30 TUE (b00vdls2)

Afternoon Concert 14:20 WED (b00vdlyp)

Afternoon Concert 14:20 THU (b00vdmd5)

Afternoon Concert 14:10 FRI (b00vdmjf)

Between the Ears 20:30 SAT (b00vk52f)

Breakfast 07:00 SAT (b00vdk3x)

Breakfast 07:00 SUN (b00vdkb6)

Breakfast 07:00 MON (b00vdld9)

Breakfast 07:00 TUE (b00vdlrw)

Breakfast 07:00 WED (b00vdlv7)

Breakfast 07:00 THU (b00vdmcz)

CD Review 09:00 SAT (b00vdk4p)

Choir and Organ 18:30 SUN (b00vdknf)

Choral Evensong 16:00 SUN (b00vctc3)

Choral Evensong 16:00 WED (b00vdlyr)

Classical Collection 10:00 MON (b00vdldc)

Classical Collection 10:00 TUE (b00vdlry)

Classical Collection 10:00 WED (b00vdlyk)

Classical Collection 10:00 THU (b00vdmd1)

Classical Collection 10:00 FRI (b00vdmj9)

Composer of the Week 12:00 MON (b00d3mpr)

Composer of the Week 22:00 MON (b00d3mpr)

Composer of the Week 12:00 TUE (b00d3p1w)

Composer of the Week 22:00 TUE (b00d3p1w)

Composer of the Week 12:00 WED (b00d3p2b)

Composer of the Week 22:00 WED (b00d3p2b)

Composer of the Week 12:00 THU (b00d3p2s)

Composer of the Week 22:00 THU (b00d3p2s)

Composer of the Week 07:00 FRI (b00td8gq)

Composer of the Week 08:00 FRI (b00td8hq)

Composer of the Week 09:00 FRI (b00td8hx)

Composer of the Week 12:00 FRI (b00d3p37)

Composer of the Week 22:00 FRI (b00d3p37)

Discovering Music 17:00 SUN (b00n1n02)

Drama on 3 20:00 SUN (b00vdknh)

Hear and Now 22:30 SAT (b00vdk9d)

In Tune 17:00 MON (b00vdldk)

In Tune 17:00 TUE (b00vdls4)

In Tune 17:00 WED (b00vdlyt)

In Tune 17:00 THU (b00vdmd7)

In Tune 17:00 FRI (b00vdmjh)

Jazz Library 16:00 SAT (b00vdk8p)

Jazz Library 00:00 SUN (b00mw631)

Jazz Line-Up 23:30 SUN (b00vdknm)

Jazz Record Requests 17:00 SAT (b00vdk8r)

Jazz on 3 23:15 MON (b00vdldt)

Late Junction 23:15 TUE (b00vdlsd)

Late Junction 23:15 WED (b00vdm7s)

Late Junction 23:15 THU (b00vdmdh)

Music Feature 12:15 SAT (b00p2kmy)

Night Waves 21:15 MON (b00vdldp)

Night Waves 21:15 TUE (b00vdls8)

Night Waves 21:15 WED (b00vdlyy)

Night Waves 21:15 THU (b00vdmdc)

Night Waves 21:00 FRI (b00vkn04)

Opera on 3 18:00 SAT (b00vdk8t)

Performance on 3 19:00 MON (b00vdldm)

Performance on 3 19:00 TUE (b00vdls6)

Performance on 3 19:00 WED (b00vdlyw)

Performance on 3 19:00 THU (b00vdmd9)

Performance on 3 19:00 FRI (b00vkyk0)

Performance on 3 20:05 FRI (b00vv495)

Private Passions 12:00 SUN (b00vdkcf)

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert 14:00 SAT (b00vct75)

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert 21:00 SAT (b00mdmzk)

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert 13:00 MON (b00vdldf)

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert 13:00 TUE (b00vdls0)

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert 13:00 WED (b00vdlym)

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert 13:00 THU (b00vdmd3)

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert 13:00 FRI (b00vdmjc)

Radio 3 Requests 14:00 SUN (b00vdkn9)

Sunday Feature 21:30 SUN (b00vdknk)

Sunday Morning 10:00 SUN (b00vdkcc)

The Early Music Show 13:00 SAT (b00vdk8k)

The Early Music Show 13:00 SUN (b00vdkn7)

The Essay 23:00 MON (b00q906y)

The Essay 23:00 TUE (b00q90h0)

The Essay 23:00 WED (b00q90ql)

The Essay 23:00 THU (b00q90wn)

The Essay 23:00 FRI (b00q9120)

Through the Night 01:00 SAT (b00vctkm)

Through the Night 01:00 SUN (b00vdkb4)

Through the Night 01:00 MON (b00vdld7)

Through the Night 01:00 TUE (b00vdlrt)

Through the Night 01:00 WED (b00vdlv5)

Through the Night 01:00 THU (b00vdmcx)

Through the Night 01:00 FRI (b00vdmf2)

Twenty Minutes 19:45 FRI (b00vv493)

Words and Music 22:15 SUN (b00vl3yx)

World Routes 15:00 SAT (b00vdk8m)

World on 3 23:15 FRI (b00vdmjp)