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SATURDAY 23 APRIL 2016

SAT 01:00 Through the Night (b07750dj)
Zelenka and Handel at the 2014 Wratislavia Cantans International Festival in Poland

Catriona Young presents a concert from the Wratislavia Cantans International Festival in Poland, featuring Zelenka's Requiem mass in D major and Handel's Dixit Dominus.

1:01 AM
Zelenka, Jan Dismas (1679-1745)
Requiem mass in D major, ZWV.46 - for soloists, chorus and orchestra
Hana Blaziková (soprano), Kamila Mazalová (contralto), Vaclav Cízek (tenor), Tomás Král (bass), Jaromír Nosek (bass), Collegium Vocale 1704, Collegium 1704, Václav Luks (conductor)

1:45 AM
Handel, Georg Frideric (1685-1759)
Dixit Dominus - Psalm 110, HWV.232
Hana Blaziková (soprano), Alena Hellerová (soprano), Kamila Mazalová (contralto), Vaclav Cízek (tenor), Tomás Král (bass), Jaromír Nosek (bass), Collegium Vocale 1704, Collegium 1704, Václav Luks (conductor)

2:17 AM
Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750)
Sonata for viola da gamba and keyboard No.2 in D major (BWV.1028)
Paolo Pandolfo (viola da gamba), Mitzi Meyerson (harpsichord)

2:32 AM
Prokofiev, Sergey (1891-1953)
Concerto for violin and orchestra No.2 (Op.63) in G minor
Anatoli Bazhenov (violin), NRCU Symphony Orchestra, Vyacheslav Blinov (conductor)

3:01 AM
Lipatti, Dinu (1917-1950)
Fantasie for piano, Op.8
Viniciu Moroianu (piano)

3:30 AM
Bartok, Bela (1881-1945)
Quartet for strings no. 1 (Sz.40)
Meta4

4:02 AM
Nystroem, Goesta (1890-1966)
Tre havsvisioner (3 Visions about the sea)
Swedish Radio Choir, Gustaf Sjökvist (conductor)

4:13 AM
Mendelssohn, Felix (1809-1847)
Meeresstille und gluckliche Fahrt (Calm sea and a prosperous voyage) - overture (Op.27)
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Simone Young (conductor)

4:27 AM
Schubert, Franz (1797-1828)
An den mond (Fullest wieder Busch und Tal) (D.259)
Christoph Prégardien (tenor), Andreas Staier (fortepiano)

4:30 AM
Schubert, Franz (1797-1828)
Nähe des Geliebten (D.162) (Op.5 No.2)
Christoph Prégardien (tenor), Andreas Staier (fortepiano)

4:34 AM
Vivaldi, Antonio (1678-1741)
Concerto for violin and orchestra (RV.315) (Op.8 No.2) in G minor 'L'Estate'
Elizabeth Wallfisch (baroque violin), Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Paul Dyer (director)

4:43 AM
Murcia, Santiago de [1682-1740]
2 pieces from "Codex de Saldívar"
Xavier Diaz-Latorre (performing on the Guitarra dels Lleons - The Lion Guitar c.1700)

4:52 AM
Alpaerts, Flor (1876-1954)
Salome's Dance of the Seven Veils
Vlaams Radio Orkest, Bjarte Engeset (conductor)

5:01 AM
Glazunov, Alexander Konstantinovich [1865-1936]
Albumblatt for trumpet and piano in D flat major
Tine Thing Helseth (trumpet), Christian Ihle Hadland (piano)

5:06 AM
Natra, Sergiu (b. 1924)
Sonatine for Harp (1965)
Rita Costanzi (harp)

5:13 AM
Kilar, Wojciech [b.1932]
Orawa for string orchestra (1988)
Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Wojciech Rajski (conductor)

5:22 AM
Pallasz, Edward (b. 1936)
Epitafium
Polish Radio Choir, Wlodzimierz Siedlik (conductor)

5:31 AM
Visee, Robert de [c.1655-c.1732/3]
Suite no. 9 in D minor
Komalé Akakpo (hackbrett/dulcimer)

5:40 AM
Zelenka, Jan Dismas (1679-1745)
1st movement from Sinfonia a 8 Concertanti in A minor (ZWV.189)
European Union Baroque Orchestra, Roy Goodman (director)

5:49 AM
Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827)
Piano Sonata in F sharp (Op.78)
Ernst von Dohnányi (piano)

5:59 AM
Dohnányi, Ernõ (1877-1960)
Konzertstück for cello and orchestra in D major (Op.12)
Dmitri Ferschtmann (cello), Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, Bernhard Klee (conductor)

6:21 AM
Rota, Nino [1911-1979]
Trio for clarinet, bassoon (orig. cello) and piano
Embla

6:38 AM
Scriabin, Alexander (1872-1915)
Poema ekstaza/Le poème de l'extase (1905-08)
BBC Philharmonic, Vassily Sinaisky (conductor).


SAT 07:00 Breakfast (b0785zm7)
Sounds of Shakespeare

Martin Handley presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show live from Stratford-upon-Avon for the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare. With guest poet Ian McMillan helping to start a special day for the town.

BBC Radio 3 marks the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare with a season celebrating the four centuries of music and performance that his plays and sonnets have inspired. Over the anniversary weekend, from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th April, Radio 3 will broadcast live from a pop-up studio at the Royal Shakespeare Company's Other Place Theatre and other historic venues across Stratford-upon-Avon.

Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk.


SAT 09:00 Record Review (b0785zm9)
Sounds of Shakespeare

with Andrew McGregor, live from the Royal Shakespeare's Company's The Other Place theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon as part of Radio 3's Sounds of Shakespeare weekend.

0900 Building a Library on Verdi's opera Falstaff
Andrew is joined by Verdi expert Roger Parker to discuss the best recordings of Verdi's final opera, Falstaff, in which the giant of Italian opera pays tribute to the giant of world drama in a humane and genial comedy. Verdi admired Shakespeare all his life. He turned Macbeth and Othello into lyric dramas which are great in their own terms. Despite a burning desire to turn King Lear into an opera, that was not to be. But for the final fruit of his Indian summer, Verdi teamed up with the great librettist Arrigo Boito to create a work full of wit, dashing orchestral sonorities and quick-silver melodies. And he forged a musical language which responds the to ebb and flow of the drama in a way comparable to expressive and flexible verse of Shakespeare's greatest masterpieces.

1000 Shakespeare on Record
Andrew is joined by actor Sam West and Shakespeare scholar, Kate Kennedy to discuss the different ways in which Shakespeare's verse has been performed on disc over the years: from Frank Benson, Sybil Thorndike and John Barrymore to Laurence Olivier, Derek Jacobi and David Tennant.

BBC Radio 3 is marking the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare with a season celebrating the four centuries of music and performance that his plays and sonnets have inspired. Over the anniversary weekend, from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th April, Radio 3 will broadcast live from Stratford-upon-Avon, from a pop-up studio at the Royal Shakespeare Companyâ.


SAT 11:00 Words and Music (b0785zmc)
Shakespeare and Power

"Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown".
Actors Juliet Stevenson and Tim Pigott-Smith perform readings accompanied by centuries of music inspired by one of Shakespeare's favourite themes: the power of royalty and monarchy as a metaphor for the relationship between men and women.

Producer: Fiona McLean

First broadcast live from the RSC's The Other Place in Stratford-upon-Avon in April 2016.


SAT 12:00 Music Matters (b0785zmf)
Sounds of Shakespeare

Tom Service presents Radio 3's music magazine, exploring the music in Shakespeare's plays and Shakespearean music from the BBC archives, with composer Gary Carpenter and theatre historian Sarah Lenton. Live from the Royal Shakespeare Company's The Other Place theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon.

BBC Radio 3 is marking the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare with a season celebrating the four centuries of music and performance that his plays and sonnets have inspired.


SAT 12:45 Saturday Classics (b0785zmh)
Sounds of Shakespeare

As part of Radio 3's celebration Sounds of Shakespeare live from Stratford-upon-Avon, Richard Sisson attempts to perform music from every single Shakespeare play, with pianist Ashley Wass, mezzo soprano Kitty Whately, baritone Mark Stone and the BBC Singers, proving that brevity is indeed the soul of wit.

BBC Radio 3 marks the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare with a season celebrating the four centuries of music and performance that his plays and sonnets have inspired. Over the anniversary weekend, from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th April, Radio 3 will broadcast live from a pop-up studio at the Royal Shakespeare Company's Other Place Theatre and other historic venues across Stratford-upon-Avon.


SAT 14:00 Sounds of Shakespeare (b0785zqp)
News from the weekend's anniversary events in Stratford-upon-Avon, with Suzy Klein and guests.


SAT 14:15 The Early Music Show (b07860y1)
Sounds of Shakespeare

Lucie Skeaping introduces soprano Ruby Hughes and lute player Jon Nordberg in a 16th century recital specially created for today, Lute songs and Pavans in Shakespeare?s England. Includes works by John Dowland and Robert Johnson. Live from the Royal Shakespeare's Company's The Other Place theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon as part of Radio 3's Sounds of Shakespeare weekend.

BBC Radio 3 is marking the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare with a season celebrating the four centuries of music and performance that his plays and sonnets have inspired. Over the anniversary weekend, from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th April, Radio 3 will broadcast live from a pop-up studio at the RSC's The Other Place Theatre and other historic venues across Stratford-upon-Avon.


SAT 15:00 Sound of Cinema (b07860y4)
Sounds of Shakespeare: Shakespeare on the Screen

Matthew Sweet joins the BBC Concert Orchestra live in Stratford-upon-Avon for a programme of film music inspired by the plays of William Shakespeare. Including music from one of the great Shakespeare collaborations of the 20th century, William Walton and Laurence Olivier's Henry V. Recorded in April in front of an audience at Shakespeare's former school, King Edward VI School in Stratford-upon-Avon, as part of Radio 3's Sounds of Shakespeare weekend.

Also featured in the programme is music by Patrick Doyle for "Much Ado About Nothing"; Jocelyn Pook's score for Al Pacino's 2004 "Merchant of Venice" - the orchestra will be joined by singers Laura Wright and Tim Clifford Hill; Erich Korngold's music for the 1935 Max Reinhardt version of "A Midsummer Night's Dream"; Michael Nyman's music for "Prospero's Books"; Miklos Roza's music for the 1953 Marlon Brando "Julius Caesar"; and Nino Rota's score for Franco Zeffirelli's "Romeo and Juliet".


SAT 16:00 Jazz Record Requests (b07860y6)
Sounds of Shakespeare

In a live edition of the programme from The Other Place theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, Alyn Shipton presents listeners' requests as well as music from surprise guests - part of Radio 3's Sounds of Shakespeare weekend.

Listeners will be joining him from the audience to introduce their requests on air, including music from Cleo Laine's "Shakespeare and All That Jazz" and Duke Ellington's "Such Sweet Thunder"

BBC Radio 3 marks the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare with a season celebrating the four centuries of music and performance that his plays and sonnets have inspired. Over the anniversary weekend, from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th April, Radio 3 will broadcast live from a pop-up studio at the Royal Shakespeare Company's Other Place Theatre and other historic venues across Stratford-upon-Avon.


SAT 17:00 Words and Music (b078612n)
Shakespeare and Jealousy

"O, beware, my lord, of jealousy; It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on"

Juliet Stevenson and Tim Pigott-Smith perform readings accompanied by centuries of music inspired by one of Shakespeare's darker themes: jealousy - live from the Royal Shakespeare Company's The Other Place theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon as part of Radio 3's Sounds of Shakespeare.

Producer: Torquil MacLeod

BBC Radio 3 marks the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare with a season celebrating the four centuries of music and performance that his plays and sonnets have inspired. Over the anniversary weekend, from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th April, Radio 3 will broadcast live from a pop-up studio at the RSC's The Other Place Theatre and other historic venues across Stratford-upon-Avon.


SAT 17:40 The Sounds of Shakespeare: Serenade to Music (b078621g)
"Here will we sit and let the sounds of music, creep in our ears".
The BBC Singers, conducted by James Morgan, give a live performance of Vaughan Williams's Serenade to Music, the famously beautiful setting of part of The Merchant of Venice. From the historic Guild Chapel in Stratford-upon-Avon, as part of Radio 3's Sounds of Shakespeare weekend.

BBC Radio 3 is marking the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare with a season celebrating the four centuries of music and performance that his plays and sonnets have inspired. Over the anniversary weekend, from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th April, Radio 3 will broadcast live from a pop-up studio at the Royal Shakespeare Company's Other Place Theatre and other historic venues across Stratford-upon-Avon.


SAT 18:00 Opera on 3 (b078621j)
Live from the Met

Verdi's Otello

Widely seen as Italian opera's greatest tragedy, Verdi's late opera Otello, based on Shakespeare's great tragedy of deception and betrayal, sees the love between the Moorish general Otello and his new wife Desdemona destroyed by the manipulative Iago. The score contains some of Verdi's most intense and dramatic music, placing huge importance on the role of the orchestra. Baritone Zeljko Lucic sings the role of the manipulative Iago, with soprano Hibla Gerzmava as Desdemona, and tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko in the title role, the outsider who cannot control his jealousy.

Presented by Mary Jo Heath with commentary from Ira Siff.

Cast:

Desdemona ..... Hibla Gerzmava (soprano)
Otello ..... Aleksandrs Antonenko / Francesco Anile* (tenor)
Cassio ..... Alexey Dolgov (tenor)
Iago ..... Zeljko Lucic (baritone)
Lodovico ..... James Morris (bass-baritone)
Montano ..... Jeff Mattsey (baritone)
Emilia ..... Jennifer Johnson Cano (mezzo-soprano)
Roderigo ..... Chad Shelton (tenor)
Herald ..... Tyler Duncan (baritone)

The Chorus of the Metropolitan Opera, New York
The Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York
Adam Fischer (conductor)

*Due to illness, Francesco Anile stood in for Aleksandrs Antonenko during the last scene.


SAT 21:30 Sonnets in the City (b078626l)
After Sunset Fades

Sonnets In The City - After Sunset Fades
by Esther Wilson with music composed by Aaron Parker

Five short, edgy contemporary dramas taking place in the city from sunset to sunrise. In collaboration with the BBC Philharmonic five writers team with composers and respond to Shakespeare's most powerful sonnets. Midnight in Manchester. An enigmatic exploration of the breadth and fire of life. Old and young collide, as an adolescent girl wants to end her life and an old lady has other plans.

Sonnet 73 read by Maxine Peake.


SAT 21:45 Sonnets in the City (b078621l)
Tongue

Five short, edgy contemporary dramas taking place in the city from sunset to sunrise. In collaboration with the BBC Philharmonic five writers team with composers and respond to Shakespeare's most powerful sonnets.

The fourth drama in the series 'Tongue' is a response to Shakespeare's Sonnet 140 written by Lee Mattinson with music composed by Chiu-Yu Chou.
It's 3am, the height of the mistake-making hour, and in a sweat-drenched club Noel has bitten off someone's tongue. Consumed by jealousy and rage, Noel tries to find his way home, which isn't so easy when you are blind, high on drugs and being pursued by a talking tongue.

Sonnet 140 read by Maxine Peake.


SAT 22:00 Hear and Now (b078626n)
Sounds of Shakespeare

Sara Mohr-Pietsch and Tom Service introduce adventurous 21st-century responses to Shakespeare's work. Sound artist Martin Parker and viola da gamba player Liam Byrne take music and texts from 1616 and remix them for 2016. Saxophonist Trish Clowes and her trio improvise an anniversary homage using Shakespearean phrases. Plus contemporary music group Apartment House and a newly commissioned work from Matthew Herbert based on texts from Macbeth. Recorded in front of an audience earlier the same day at Shakespeare's former school, King Edward VI School in Stratford-upon-Avon.

BBC Radio 3 is marking the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare with a season celebrating the four centuries of music and performance that his plays and sonnets have inspired. Over the anniversary weekend, from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th April, Radio 3 will broadcast live from a pop-up studio at the Royal Shakespeare Company's Other Place Theatre and other historic venues across Stratford-upon-Avon.



SUNDAY 24 APRIL 2016

SUN 00:00 Geoffrey Smith's Jazz (b07864f7)
Shakespeare

A jazz flourish on Shakespeare's 400th birthday: Geoffrey Smith presents swinging impressions of the Bard, including Cleo Laine and John Dankworth's Shakespeare and all that Jazz, and Duke Ellington's suite, Such Sweet Thunder.


SUN 01:00 Through the Night (b07864f9)
Shakespeare in Sound

Episode 1

Shakespeare from Barcelona. With Jonathan Swain.

1:01 AM
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Vaughan Williams, Ralph (1872-1958)
3 Shakespeare Songs); "Over Hill, over Dale" (from A Midsummer Night's Dream)
Pere Arquillué (narrator), Toni Gubau (countertenor), Xavier Coll (Archlute), Palau de la Música Chamber Chorus, Josep Vila i Casañas (dir.)

1:14 AM
Shakespeare, William; Pagès, Xavier (b.1971)
Sonnet 97: How like a winter hath my absence been
Pere Arquillué (narrator), Palau de la Música Chamber Chorus, Josep Vila i Casañas (dir.)

1:19 AM
Shakespeare, William; Josep Vila i Casañas (b.1967)
Sonnet 19: Devouring Time, blunt thou the lion's paws
Pere Arquillué (narrator), Palau de la Música Chamber Chorus, Josep Vila i Casañas (dir.)

1:28 AM
Dowland, John (1563-1626)
Fantasy in G
Xavier Coll (archlute)

1:32 AM
Shakespeare, William; Vaughan Williams, Ralph (1872-1958)
Sonnet 147: My love is like a fever longing still & Come way, Death
Pere Arquillué (narrator), Palau de la Música Chamber Chorus, Josep Vila i Casañas (dir.)

1:37 AM
Shakespeare, William; Martin, Frank (1890-1974)
Songs of Ariel: Come unto These Yellow Sands; Before you can say Come and Go; You are Three Men of Sin
Pere Arquillué (narrator), Palau de la Música Chamber Chorus, Josep Vila i Casañas (dir.)

1:46 AM
Shakespeare, William; Mantyjarvi, Jaakko (b.1963)
Double, Double Toil and Trouble, Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble from Macbeth
Pere Arquillué (narrator), Palau de la Música Chamber Chorus, Josep Vila i Casañas (dir.)

1:52 AM
Shakespeare, William; Lindberg, Nils (b.1933)
Sonnet 18: Shall I compare thee to a Summer's Day?
Pere Arquillué (narrator), Palau de la Música Chamber Chorus, Josep Vila i Casañas (dir.)

1:57 AM
Murcia, Santiago de [1682-1740]
2 pieces from "Codex de Saldívar"
Xavier Diaz-Latorre (guitar)

2:06 AM
Berlioz, Hector (1803-1869)
Roméo et Juliette Op.17
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Gianandrea Noseda (cond.)

3:01 AM
Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827)
Piano Sonata No.17 (Op.31'2) 'Tempest'
Sviatoslav Richter (piano)

3:25 AM
Morley, Thomas (c.1557-1602) & Dowland, John (1563-1626)
Fantasie (Morley); Pavan; Earl of Derby, his Galliard (Dowland)
Nigel North (lute)

3:35 AM
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791)
Symphony no.36, 'Linz' K425
Stavanger Symphony Orchestra; Fabio Biondi (cond.)

4:05 AM
Galan, Cristobal (c.1625-1684)
O que mal vamos, Amor!
Olga Pitarch (Soprano), Accentus Austria, Thomas Wimmer (dir.)

4:11 AM
Grossman, Ludwik (1835-1915)
Csárdás from the opera The Ghost of Voyvode
Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Miroslaw Blaszczyk (cond.)

4:21 AM
Glazunov, Alexander Konstantinovich (1865-1936)
The Muse Op.59'1
Peter Mattei (baritone), Stefan Lindgren (piano)

4:24 AM
Mikuli, Karol [1819-1897]
Mazurka Op.4
Tobias Koch (piano)

4:28 AM
Bouwman, Nicolaas Arie (1854-1941)
Thalia-ouverture
Dutch National Youth Wind Orchestra, Jan Cober (cond.)

4:37 AM
Byrd, William (c.1543-1623)
O Lord, how vain
Emma Kirkby (soprano), The Rose Consort of Viols

4:44 AM
Vivaldi, Antonio (1678-1741)
Flute Concerto RV.90 (Il Gardellino)
Giovanni Antonini (flute/director), Il Giardino Armonico

4:55 AM
Gounod, Charles (1818-1893)
"L'amour! L'amour...Ah! lève-toi, soleil" from "Roméo et Juliette"
Richard Margison (tenor), Canadian Opera Company Orchestra, Richard Bradshaw (cond.)

5:01 AM
Salieri, Antonio (1750-1825)
Overture La grotta di Trofonio
Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Fabio Biondi (cond.)

5:08 AM
Andriessen, Juriaan [1925-1996]
Sonnet No.43
Netherlands Chamber Choir, Uwe Gronostay (cond.)

5:15 AM
Buxtehude, Dietrich (1637-1707)
Ciacona in E minor BuxWV160
Jacques van Oortmerssen (organ)

5:21 AM
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich [1840-1893]
Hamlet, fantasy overture Op.67
BBC Philharmonic, Vassily Sinaisky (cond.)

5:39 AM
Bertali, Antonio (1605-1669)
Sonata Prima à 3
Le Nouveau Concert

5:46 AM
Moniuszko, Stanislaw (1819-1872)
Ballet Music for 'The Merry Wives of Windsor'
Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Lukasz Borowicz (cond.)

6:02 AM
Flothius, Marius (1914-2001)
Sonnet Op.9 "Is it for fear to wet a widow's eye"
Jard van Nees (mezzo), Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink (cond.)

6:10 AM
Dvorák, Antonín [1841-1904]
Overture 'Othello' Op.93
BBC Symphony Orchestra; Jirí Belohlávek (cond.)

6:25 AM
Svendsen, Johan [1840-1911]
Romeo and Juliet Op.18
Norwegian Radio Orchestra, John Storgårds (cond.)

6:39 AM
Thomas, Ambroise (1811-1896)
"Ô vin dissipe la tristesse" from Hamlet
Brett Polegato (baritone), Canadian Opera Company Orchestra, Richard Bradshaw (cond.)

6:43 AM
Berlioz, Hector (1803-1869)
Le Roi Lear: overture Op.4
BBC Philharmonic, Vassily Sinaisky (cond.).


SUN 07:00 Breakfast (b07864fc)
Sounds of Shakespeare

Martin Handley presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show live from Stratford-upon-Avon for the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare. With guest global Shakespeare expert Andrew Dickson.

BBC Radio 3 marks the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare with a season celebrating the four centuries of music and performance that his plays and sonnets have inspired. Over the anniversary weekend, from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th April, Radio 3 will broadcast live from a pop-up studio at the Royal Shakespeare Company's Other Place Theatre and other historic venues across Stratford-upon-Avon.

Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk.


SUN 09:00 Sunday Morning (b07864ff)
Sounds of Shakespeare

James Jolly with his personal choice of music connected with Shakespeare - from famous classics like Nicolai's Merry Wives of Windsor, to the unjustly overlooked, like the Hamlet Overture by Felix Woyrsch. James is also joined by scholar Kate Kennedy to guide us through hidden gems from the RSC's music archive.


SUN 11:00 Inspired by Shakespeare: Ashley Wass (b07864lm)
Suzy Klein introduces one of Britain's leading pianists, Ashley Wass performing music inspired by three of Shakespeare's most popular plays: Prokofiev's "Romeo and Juliet" is one of the great scores for the ballet stage and was transcribed for piano by the composer himself; Macbeth and the Witches is Smetana's highly theatrical take on the Scottish Play; and when asked about his Piano Sonata No.17, Beethoven is said to have remarked "Just read Shakespeare's The Tempest."

Prokofiev: from 'Romeo and Juliet' Op.75
Smetana: Macbeth and the witches
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor Op.31'2 (Tempest)

Ashley Wass (piano)

First broadcast live from the RSC's The Other Place in Stratford-upon-Avon in April 2016.


SUN 12:00 Private Passions (b07864zv)
Jonathan Bate

Sir Jonathan Bate is one of the leading Shakespeare scholars of our time. He's also a biographer, broadcaster and critic, and a passionate advocate of the importance of the humanities in education. Provost of Worcester College and Professor of English Literature at Oxford University, he is the author of many influential books on Shakespeare and the joint editor of the RSC Shakespeare: Complete Works. And he's turned playwright himself, with the one-man play Being Shakespeare, written for Simon Callow. He's also written extensively about English literature in the 400 years since Shakespeare's death, and last year, in a blaze of publicity, he published a controversial biography of Ted Hughes.

Jonathan takes us on a journey through 300 years of music inspired by Shakespeare, including works by Linley, Mozart, Berlioz, Wagner, Strauss - and Taylor Swift.
And we hear Shakespeare performed by Alex Jennings, Simon Russell Beale, and Claire Danes.

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


SUN 13:00 Words and Music (b07864zx)
Shakespeare - Youth and Age

Student actors from Stratford's Shakespeare Institute perform prose and poetry on the theme of - what else? Youth! Live from Radio 3's pop-up studio at the Royal Shakespeare Company's The Other Place theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon as part of Radio 3's Sounds of Shakespeare weekend.

Producer: Zahid Warley

BBC Radio 3 is marking the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare with a season celebrating the four centuries of music and performance that his plays and sonnets have inspired. Over the anniversary weekend, from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th April, Radio 3 will broadcast live from a pop-up studio at the RSC's The Other Place Theatre and other historic venues across Stratford-upon-Avon.


SUN 14:00 The Early Music Show (b078652f)
Sounds of Shakespeare

The choir Ex Cathedra with a special concert of English and Italian madrigals celebrating the explosion of interest in singing in England during the most creative part of Shakespeare's lifetime. Presented by Lucie Skeaping from the historic Guild Chapel in Stratford-upon-Avon.

First broadcast in April 2016 as part of Radio 3's Sounds of Shakespeare weekend.


SUN 15:00 Choral Evensong (b077j8km)
Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon

Live from Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon, with the Chamber Choir and Orchestra of the Swan

Introit: Sing joyfully (Byrd)
Responses: Tomkins
Psalms 66, 67 (plainsong)
First Lesson: Deuteronomy 10 vv12-22
Office Hymn: The Lamb's high banquet we await (Ad cenam Agni)
Canticles: Fifth Service (Tomkins)
Second Lesson: Ephesians 5 vv.1-14
Anthem: O clap your hands (Gibbons)
Motet: O nata lux (Tallis)
Hymn: Love of the Father (Song 22)
Voluntary: Pavane and Allemande (Dowland)

Susannah Vango (Director of Music)
Benedict Wilson (Organist).


SUN 16:00 Choir and Organ (b078658h)
Sounds of Shakespeare

Sara Mohr-Pietsch continues Radio 3's Shakespeare celebrations with a live broadcast from The Other Place theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon. Special guests, the Stratford-upon-Avon Chamber Choir, perform Shakespeare settings by local composers. Sara also talks to Bruce O'Neill, Head of Music at the Royal Shakespeare Company, about singing at the RSC, plus she introduces a major new Shakespeare cantata by Dobrinka Tabakova specially recorded earlier this week at Trinity Church in Stratford.


SUN 17:30 Words and Music (b078658k)
The Play's the Thing

'The Play's the thing': actors Rory Kinnear and Adjoa Andoh join baritone Roderick Williams, pianist Iain Burnside and lute player Elizabeth Kenny with poems, songs, readings and music, celebrating Shakespeare's legacy in theatre and the art of acting. Live from the Royal Shakespeare Company's The Other Place Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon as part of Radio 3's Sounds of Shakespeare weekend.

BBC Radio 3 is marking the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare with a season celebrating the four centuries of music and performance that his plays and sonnets have inspired. Over the anniversary weekend, from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th April, Radio 3 will broadcast live from a pop-up studio at the RSC's The Other Place Theatre and other historic venues across Stratford-upon-Avon.


SUN 18:45 Sunday Feature (b078658m)
First Folio Road Trip

From London to Kent, Oxford, the Scottish borders, Suffolk, Nottinghamshire and across the channel to France, Emma Smith takes a road trip to learn more about how Shakespeare's First Folio helped create the Shakespeare we know and love today.

We take it for granted now that Shakespeare is our national poet, and his First Folio almost a religious relic, but it wasn't always so. Emma follows the story of seven of the 750 original copies of the First Folio to learn how Shakespeare's work spread across Britain and Europe, and how his reputation expanded in the hundred odd years between its publication in 1623 and the erection of his statue in Westminster Abbey in 1741.

She learns about Sir Edward Dering, a shopaholic young nobleman from Kent, the first documented purchaser of a First Folio, which he bought along with a scarlet suits, a pot of marmalade and a present for his baby son.

She hears about two real-life star-crossed lovers, Thomas and Isabella Hervey, from Ickworth in Suffolk, and examines the signatures they wrote in every copy of their shared library, including a First Folio.

She shares a hollow laugh with the current librarian of the Bodleian Library, which acquired a First Folio and then sold it.

She travels to St Omer in Northern France to see the most recently rediscovered copy and learn about the English Catholic schoolboys who may have performed extracts from it there.

Having viewed a range of First Folios (see related links for examples on display across the UK) Emma considers the spread outwards of Shakespeare's reputation and inwards, deep into our lives.

Emma Smith is Professor of Shakespeare Studies at Hertford College Oxford and the author of a new book on the First Folio.

Producer: Beaty Rubens.


SUN 19:30 Radio 3 in Concert (b078658p)
BBC Symphony Orchestra - Weilerstein, Piemontesi

Ian Skelly presents an international edition of In Concert with a Shakespearean theme.

Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream, op. 61 (incidental music)
Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana
Markus Poschner, conductor

Prokofiev, arr. Babayan:
The Ghost of Hamlet's Father, from 'Hamlet, op. 77'
Polka, from 'Eugene Onegin, op. 71'
Polonaise, from 'The Queen of Spades, op. 70'
Pushkin Waltzes, op. 120
Natasha and Andrei's Waltz, from 'War and Peace, op. 91'
Idée fixe, from 'The Queen of Spades, op. 70'
Martha Argerich & Sergei Babayan, pianos

Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, op. 64
Ilya Gringolts, violin
Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana
Markus Poschner, conductor.


SUN 21:00 Drama on 3 (b078658r)
A Play for the Heart: The Death of Shakespeare

Playwright Nick Warburton imaginatively recreates what might have happened on Shakespeare's last day, with a series of encounters filtered through his fevered imagination. What do his many visitors want? Who is the pale boy? And the man with bloody hands?
Recorded entirely on location in Mary Arden's farm and touching on all aspects of his life, it's a play about memory and regret, life and art, fidelity and legacy and it gives new insights into the inner life of the greatest writer of all time.

William Shakespeare ..... Robert Lindsay
John Fletcher ..... Oliver Chris
William Harvey ..... Gwilym Lee
Unnamed gentleman ..... James Lailey
Ann ..... Susan Jameson
Susanna Hall ..... Nicola Ferguson
John Hall .....Nick Underwood
Hamnet ..... Sam Bough
Voice ..... Brian Protheroe

Produced and directed by Marion Nancarrow.


SUN 22:30 Early Music Late (b079d9c8)
Claire Lefilliatre and Vincent Dumestre

A programme of songs and guitar pieces given by Claire Lefilliâtre (soprano) and Vincent Dumestre (baroque guitar and theorbo), introduced by Simon Heighes.


SUN 23:30 Sonnets in the City (b07865d0)
Love Again

Five short, edgy contemporary dramas taking place in the city from sunset to sunrise. In collaboration with the BBC Philharmonic five writers team with composers and respond to Shakespeare's most powerful sonnets.

The fifth drama in the series, 'Love Again' is a response to Shakespeare's Sonnet 154 written by Zodwa Nyoni, with music composed by Daniel Kidane. It's 5am and solicitor Thandie has been on call all night and browsing dating websites to keep awake. But she soon becomes embroiled in someone else's love-life when an argument kicks off under her window.

Sonnet 154 read by Maxine Peake.


SUN 23:45 Night Music (b07865dw)
Shakespeare by Finzi

Gerald Finzi's "Let Us Garlands Bring" performed by baritone Christopher Maltman with the BBC Scottish S O under Martyn Brabbins, and his "Suite: Love's Labour's Lost" performed by the English Symphony Orchestra conducted by William Boughton.



MONDAY 25 APRIL 2016

MON 00:30 Through the Night (b07866dw)
Shakespeare in Sound

Episode 2

Shakespeare from Cologne. With Jonathan Swain.

12:31 AM
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Mantyjarvi, Jaakko (b.1963)
Macbeth: Double, Double Toil and trouble, Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble
Natalia Wörner (narrator); West Deutsche Rundfunk Radio Chorus, Cologne; Stefan Parkman (director)

12:37 AM
Shakespeare, William; Vaughan Williams, Ralph (1872-1958)
3 Shakespeare Songs
Natalia Wörner (narrator); WDR Radio Chorus, Cologne; Stefan Parkman (director)

12:44 AM
Shakespeare, William; Martin, Frank (1890-1974)
5 Ariel Songs
Natalia Wörner (narrator); WDR Radio Chorus, Cologne; Stefan Parkman (director)

1:00 AM
Shakespeare, William; Johansen, Sven-Eric (1919-1997)
Wake me up from my Bed of Dreams; Fancies: Sylvia; Under the Greenwood Tree; Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind; Fancy; O Mistress Mine
Natalia Wörner (narrator); WDR Radio Chorus, Cologne; Stefan Parkman (director)

1:10 AM
Shakespeare, William; Lindberg, Nils (b.1933)
Coloured Snakes, lullaby from 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'; Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day; The Whole World is a Stage, from 'As You Like It'
Natalia Wörner (narrator); WDR Radio Chorus, Cologne; Stefan Parkman (director)

1:16 AM
Shakespeare, William; Parkman, Håkan (1955-1988)
Clown Song, from 'Twelfth Night'
Natalia Wörner (narrator); WDR Radio Chorus, Cologne; Stefan Parkman (director)

1:19 AM
Shakespeare, William; Janson, Alfred (b.1937)
Sonnet No.76 "Why is My Verse so Barren of New Pride?"
Natalia Wörner (narrator); WDR Radio Chorus, Cologne; Stefan Parkman (director)

1:26 AM
Shakespeare, William; Bergerheim, Carl Michael
Sonnets Nos. 8 & 60
Natalia Wörner (narrator); WDR Radio Chorus, Cologne; Stefan Parkman (director)

1:36 AM
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich (1840-1893)
Burya (The Tempest) Op.18
BBC Philharmonic, Vassily Sinaisky (conductor)

1:58 AM
Mendelssohn, Felix (1809-1847)
A Midsummer Night's Dream Op.61
Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Michael Schønwandt (conductor)

2:23 AM
Jenkins, John (1592-1678)
The Siege of Newark
Concordia, Mark Levy (conductor)

2:31 AM
Rameau, Jean-Philippe (1683-1764)
Le Temple de la Gloire: orchestral suites
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Jeanne Lamon (conductor)

3:01 AM
Fauré, Gabriel (1845-1924), arr. Casals, Pablo
Apres un reve Op.7'1
Andreas Brantelid (cello), Bengt Forsberg (piano)

3:05 AM
Roussel, Albert (1869-1937)
Piano Trio in E flat major Op.2
Tale Olsson (violin), Johanna Sjunnesson (cello), Mats Jansson (piano)

3:34 AM
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791)
Serenade from 'Don Giovanni' Dennis Hennig (piano)

3:39 AM
Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel (1714-1788)
Wer ist so würdig als du Wq.222
Rheinische Kantorei, Das Kleine Konzert, Herman Max (conductor)

3:44 AM
Saint-Saëns, Camille (1835-1921) arr. R. Klugescheid
My Heart At Thy Sweet Voice
Moshe Hammer (violin), Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi (cello), William Tritt (piano)

3:49 AM
Alabiev, Alexander (1787-1851)
Overture in F minor
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mario Kosik (conductor)

4:01 AM
Chopin, Fryderyk [1810-1849]
Rondo in C Op.73
Dina Yoffe & Daniel Vaiman (pianos)

4:11 AM
Wikander, David [1884-1955]
Forvarskvall (An evening early in spring)
Sveriges Radiokören, Eric Ericson (conductor)

4:16 AM
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791)
Kirchen-Sonate in B flat K.212
Royal Academy of Music Beckett Ensemble, Patrick Russill (conductor)

4:22 AM
Ravel, Maurice [1875-1937]
Alborada del gracioso from 'Miroirs'
BBC Philharmonic, Juanjo Mena (conductor)

4:31 AM
Verdi, Giuseppe (1813-1901)
Overture from La Forza del Destino
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly (conductor)

4:39 AM
Vivaldi, Antonio (1678-1741)
Concerto for strings & continuo in G major 'Al Rustica' RV.151
I Cameristi Italiani

4:44 AM
Chopin, Frédéric (1810-1849)
Polonaise No.2 in C minor Op.40'2
Aldo Ciccolini (piano)

5:03 AM
Puccini, Giacomo (1858-1924)
Intermezzo from Manon Lescaut
BBC Philharmonic, Gianandrea Noseda (Conductor)

5:08 AM
Rossini, Gioachino (1792-1868)
Introduction and theme and variations
László Horváth (clarinet), Hungarian Radio Orchestra, Géza Oberfrank (conductor)

5:20 AM
Brahms, Johannes (1833-1897)
Symphony No.4 in E minor Op.98
I Virtuosi di Santa Cecilia, Massimo Freccia (conductor)

6:03 AM
Corelli, Arcangelo (1653-1713)
Concerto Grosso in D, Op.6'4
Europa Galante, Fabio Biondi (director)

6:12 AM
Verdi, Giuseppe [1813-1901] arr. Liszt, Franz [1811-1886]
Danza sacra e Duetto finale (Aida S.436)
Yulianna Avdeeva (piano)

6:26 AM
Frescobaldi, Girolamo (1583-1643)
Canzona decimanova, detta 'La Capriola', Canto e Bass
Musica Fiata, Köln, Roland Wilson (director).


MON 06:30 Breakfast (b07866dy)
Monday - Ian Skelly

Ian Skelly presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests.

Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk.


MON 09:00 Essential Classics (b07866f0)
Monday - Rob Cowan with Janet Suzman

9am
My favourite... operatic overtures. Rob chooses some of his favourite operatic overtures from the Classical and Romantic periods, putting the spotlight on pieces including Chabrier's Gwendoline, Weber's Der Freischutz and Borodin's Prince Igor.

9.30am
Take part in our daily musical challenge: identify a piece of music played backwards.

10am
Rob's guest is the actress and director Janet Suzman. Janet has appeared on stage at the Royal Shakespeare Company in roles ranging from Beatrice and Kate to Ophelia and Lavinia, as well as a critically acclaimed Cleopatra. She became known on the big screen for her performance as Tsarina Alexandra in the Academy Award winning film Nicholas and Alexandra. In her native South Africa Janet has directed Brecht, Chekhov and Shakespeare, and here in the UK has recently turned to directing opera. Janet will be sharing a selection of her favourite classical music, including works by Purcell, Brahms, and Donizetti, every day at 10am.

10:30am
Music in Time: Renaissance
Rob places Music in Time as he delves into one of the most important musical artifacts of the Renaissance period - the Eton Choirbook - with music by Robert Wylkynson and John Browne.

11am
Rob's artist of the week is the baritone, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. Celebrated as one of the finest lieder interpreters of all time, Fischer-Dieskau left a considerable recording legacy that has influenced generations of singers. Throughout the week Rob focuses specifically on the baritone's lieder skills, with song cycles by Beethoven, Brahms and Mahler, as well as selections of songs by Schubert and Wolf.

Beethoven
An die ferne geliebte
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)
Jorg Demus (piano).


MON 12:00 Composer of the Week (b07866f2)
Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

Purcell's London

He's remembered as Britain's 'musical Shakespeare', but when it comes to Purcell's life the biographer's job is not easy. With no fewer than four Edwards, four Katherines, three Elizabeths and three Thomases in his immediate family, Purcell's family tree offers a challenge for even the most intrepid genealogist.

Ever the brave explorer, Donald Macleod enters the fray to sift fact from fiction in the life of a musical revolutionary. It's a journey which has at its heart the story of a city. London in Purcell's time was, to the innocent eye, something of a Talibanesque cultural scene. Civil war had seen musical life ripped apart, and plague did its best to ravage any artistic activities which survived. Even secular music was on its knees with playhouses shut down and performers threatened with flogging for taking part in any dramatic pursuits.

But, as we discover, Purcell managed to find opportunity where there seemed to be none. Through his entrepreneurial talent, his collaborative skill and his sheer musical brilliance, the composer forged a career which would mark him as one of the saviours of our musical heritage.

arr Pluhar: Curtain Tune on a Ground
L'Arpeggiata
Christine Pluhar, director

Voluntary for Double Organ
John Butt, organ

O God the King of Glory
The King's Consort
Robert King, director

Hear my Prayer
The King's Consort
Robert King, director

The Fairy Queen, excerpts
The Sixteen
Harry Christophers, conductor

Amidst the Shades
Barbara Bonney, soprano
Mark Caudle, viol
Robert King, organ

My Heart is Inditing
Voces 8
Les Inventions

Producer: Michael Surcombe.


MON 13:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (b07866f4)
Wigmore Hall Mondays: Borodin Quartet and Michael Collins

Live from Wigmore Hall, London, the Borodin Quartet performs a delightfully playful Tchaikovsky suite arranged by their founding first violinist, the late Rostislav Dubinsky, and are joined by clarinettist Michael Collins for one of the great masterworks of the clarinet and chamber repertory, Mozart's Clarinet Quintet.

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Tchaikovsky (arr. Rostislav Dubinsky): Album pour enfants Op. 39

Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A major K581

Borodin Quartet
Michael Collins (clarinet).


MON 14:00 Afternoon Concert (b07866f6)
BBC Philharmonic

Episode 1

Katie Derham presents a week of concert highlights performed by the BBC Philharmonic, featuring a Shakespeare-inspired work each day as part of the Shakespeare anniversary celebrations. Wednesday afternoon is a live concert from the orchestra's home in Salford. Today's programme includes a performance the BBC Philharmonic gave last month in Hanley of Beethoven's second symphony, conducted by Duncan Ward, Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings and culminating with a performance of Richard Strauss' symphonic poem Macbeth.

2pm
Beethoven: Symphony No 2 Op.36
BBC Philharmonic
Duncan Ward, conductor

c.2.35pm
Stravinsky: Ode
BBC Philharmonic
John Storgards, conductor

c.2.50pm
Tchaikovsky: Serenade for strings Op.48
BBC Philharmonic
Andrew Gourlay, conductor

c.3.30pm
Philip Glass: Mad Rush
Jonathan Scott (organ solo)

c.3.45pm
Copland: Symphony for organ and orchestra
Jonathan Scott, organ
BBC Philharmonic
John Wilson, conductor

c.4.05pm
Richard Strauss: Macbeth Op.23
BBC Philharmonic
Gianandrea Noseda, conductor.


MON 16:30 In Tune (b07866f8)
Benjamin Grosvenor, Benjamin Appl

Sean Rafferty presents a lively mix of music, chat and arts news, including live performance from German baritone Benjamin Appl, marking the release of his new album. Plus pianist Benjamin Grosvenor who joins us in the midst of his tour with the Britten Sinfonia, plays live.


MON 18:30 Composer of the Week (b07866f2)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 today]


MON 19:30 Radio 3 in Concert (b07868v7)
Halle - Stravinsky, Bach, Schumann

From the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Presented by Adam Tomlinson

The Hallé with a programme of Bach, Stravinsky and Schumann.

Stravinsky: Chorale Variations on Vom Himmel Hoch
Bach: Magnificat in D, BWV243

8.15: Interval
BBC Young Musician 2016
Clemency Burton-Hill introduces the first of the finalists in this year's brass category.
Trombonist Gemma Riley plays music by:
Cesare and Castérède

Schumann: Symphony No.3, 'Rhenish'

Sophie Bevan, soprano
Christopher Ainslie, countertenor
Andrew Staples, tenor
Christopher Purves, bass-baritone
Hallé Choir and Orchestra
Ryan Wigglesworth, conductor

In 1956 Stravinsky adapted and orchestrated a set of variations Bach made on his Christmas hymn 'Vom Himmel Hoch'. The result is an ingenious and delightful work, at once both Bach and Stravinsky. The Hallé Choir then joins the orchestra for Bach's Magnificat, one of the composer's greatest choral works. After the interval comes the 'Rhenish' Symphony, Schumann's great musical evocation of the beauties of Germany's Rhineland. Each of its five richly contrasted movements portrays various elements of local scenery, history and folklore. Appropriately for this concert, the fourth of these - an evocation of Cologne's magnificent cathedral - pays tribute to Johann Sebastian Bach.


MON 22:00 Music Matters (b0785zmf)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 on Saturday]


MON 22:45 The Essay (b07866hv)
Shakespeare 400

Shakespeare 400: Shakespeare and the Suffragettes

Four centuries after the death of Shakespeare, five young scholars share new evaluations of his work - in a series of essays recorded in front of an audience in Shakespeare's old classroom at the Guildhall in Stratford-upon-Avon.

1.Sophie Duncan on Shakespeare and the Suffragettes

Sophie Duncan reveals how Shakespeare's heroines helped transform Victorian schoolgirls into Edwardian activists.

The 19th century actress Ellen Terry told the suffragettes that they had more in common with Shakespeare's female characters than with the fragile, domestic ladies of Victorian novels. Sohie Duncan's new research starts with the unanticipated results of a competition run in The Girls' Own Paper in 1888 to find its readers' favourite Shakespearean heroine. It moves into more conventional scholarly territory with an analysis of a Suffragist-led production of The Winter's Tale in 1914, and its impact on English Suffragettes as a depiction of violence against women and the transformative power of female friendship.

Sophie Duncan is Calleva Post-Doctoral Researcher at Magdalen College, Oxford

BBC Radio 3 marks the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare with a season celebrating the four centuries of music and performance that his plays and sonnets have inspired.

Producer: Beaty Rubens.


MON 23:00 Jazz Now (b075fy1w)
Hans Koller's Twelve Re-Inventions for George Russell

Pianist Hans Koller has long admired the late American theorist and jazz composer George Russell. In tonight's show from the CBSO Centre in Birmingham, we hear the World Premiere of Hans's new composition "Twelve Re-Inventions for George Russell". Compositionally, it combines elements of Russell's Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organisation with the serial techniques of the Second Viennese School. Koller's quartet with innovative New York saxophonist John O'Gallagher and influential UK-based American drummer Jeff Williams are joined by members of the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group for this first performance. Soweto Kinch presents the concert and talks to Hans about how the work draws on such diverse influences. He also meets veteran US pianist Ran Blake, who has just issued a new album on Impulse inspired by the movies of Claude Chabrol, but whose back catalogue has recently been reissued a giant boxed set. Emma Smith has more news about next month's televised final for the BBC Young Jazz Musician of the year.



TUESDAY 26 APRIL 2016

TUE 00:30 Through the Night (b07866rf)
Pianist Francesco Piemontesi in Poland

Jonathan Swain introduces a recital by pianist Francesco Piemontesi, including works by Beethoven, Schubert, Debussy and Ligeti.

12:31 AM
Debussy, Claude (1862-1918)
Preludes - books 1 & 2 (selection)
Francesco Piemontesi (Piano)

12:52 AM
Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770 -1827)
Sonata no. 30 in E major Op.109 for piano
Francesco Piemontesi (Piano)

1:11 AM
Ligeti, Gyorgy (1923-2006)
Studies for piano (selection)
Francesco Piemontesi (Piano)

1:18 AM
Schubert, Franz (1797-1828)
Sonata in C minor D.958 for piano
Francesco Piemontesi (Piano)

1:49 AM
Debussy, Claude (1862-1918)
La fille aux cheveux de lin (Preludes book 1 no.8)
Francesco Piemontesi (Piano)

1:52 AM
Gershwin, George (1898-1937), Wild, Earl (1915-2010)
Embraceable You
Francesco Piemontesi (Piano)

1:55 AM
Gershwin, George (1898-1937)
Piano Concerto in F major
Ronald Brautigam (Piano), Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra, Richard Dufallo (Conductor)

2:31 AM
Penderecki, Krzysztof (b. 1933)
Credo
Iwona Hossa (soprano); Ewa Vesin (soprano); Agnieszka Rehlis (mezzo-soprano); Rafal Bartminski (tenor); Nikolay Didenko (bass); Warsaw Philharmonic Chorus; Grand Theatre National Opera Chorus; Warsaw Boys' Chorus; Sinfonia Varsovia; Valery Gergiev (conductor)

3:16 AM
Moniuszko, Stanislaw (1819-1872)
String Quartet No.2 in F major (1837-1840)
Camerata Quartet

3:34 AM
Pokorny, Frantisek Xaver (1729-1794)
Concerto for Horn, Timpani and Strings in D major
Radek Baborak (Horn), Prague Chamber Orchestra, Antonin Hradil (Conductor)

3:50 AM
Poulenc, Francis (1899-1963)
Les Chemins de l'amour (valse chantee for voice and piano)
Asta Kriksciunaite (Soprano), Audrone Kisieliute (Piano)

3:54 AM
Saint-Saens, Camille (1835-1921)
Etude in D flat (Op.52 No.6) (Etude en forme de valse)
Stefan Lindgren (Piano)

4:01 AM
Sorkocevic, Luka (1734-1789)
Sinfonie in D major
Salzburger Hofmusik, Wolfgang Brunner (Organ/Director)

4:08 AM
Debussy, Claude (1862-1918)
Clair de lune from Suite bergamasque arr. for flute, harp, viola & piano (orig. for piano solo)
Eolina Quartet

4:13 AM
Weber, Carl Maria von (1786-1826)
Sonatina, Romance and Menuet - from Six petites pieces faciles (Op.3 Nos.1, 2 and 3)
Antra Viksne (Piano), Normunds Viksne (Piano)

4:21 AM
Zarebski, Juliusz (1854-1885)
Polonaise triomphale in A major, Op.11
Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Pawel Przytocki (Conductor)

4:31 AM
Dvorak, Antonin (1841-1904)
Legend in C major (Molto maestoso) (Op.59 No.4)
Bratislava Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Stefan Robl (Conductor)

4:37 AM
Debussy, Claude (1862-1918) arr. Nancy Allen
Arabesque No.2
Mojca Zlobko (Harp)

4:41 AM
Wagner, Richard (1813-1883)
Prelude to Act 1 from 'Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg'
BBC Symphony Orchestra, Jiri Belohlavek (Conductor)

4:52 AM
Rossi, Salomone (c.1570-c.1630)
Cor mio, deh non languire (for soprano, alto, 2 tenors, baritone and lute)
Ensemble Daedalus, Roberto Festa (Conductor)

4:56 AM
Saint-Saens, Camille (1835-1921)
Sonata for oboe and piano (Op.166) in D major
Roger Cole (Oboe), Linda Lee Thomas (Piano)

5:08 AM
Avison, Charles (1709-1770)
Concerto Grosso No.4 in A minor (after Domenico Scarlatti)
Tafelmusik, Jeanne Lamon (Director)

5:21 AM
Bellini, Vincenzo (1801-1835)
Vanne o rosa fortunata (Go fortunate rose) - arietta for voice and piano
Nicolai Gedda (Tenor), Miguel Zanetti (Piano)

5:23 AM
Bellini, Vincenzo (1801-1835)
Bella Nice, che d'amore - arietta for voice and piano
Nicolai Gedda (Tenor), Miguel Zanetti (Piano)

5:27 AM
Dittersdorf, Carl Ditters von (1739-1799)
Concerto for keyboard and strings in A major (1779)
Linda Nicholson (Fortepiano), Florilegium Collinda

5:45 AM
Bach, Johann Christian (1735-1782)
Quintet (Op.11 no.4) in E flat for flute, oboe, violin, viola and double bass
Les Ambassadeurs

6:01 AM
Ravel, Maurice (1875-1937)
Ma Mere l'Oye - ballet
Orchestre National de France, Hans Graf (Conductor).


TUE 06:30 Breakfast (b07867f6)
Tuesday - Ian Skelly

Ian Skelly presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests.

Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk.


TUE 09:00 Essential Classics (b07868c2)
Tuesday - Rob Cowan with Janet Suzman

9am
My favourite... operatic overtures. Rob chooses some of his favourite operatic overtures from the Classical and Romantic periods, putting the spotlight on pieces including Chabrier's Gwendoline, Weber's Der Freischutz and Borodin's Prince Igor.

9.30am
Take part in today's music-related challenge: listen to the clues and identify the mystery person.

10am
Rob's guest is the actress and director Janet Suzman. Janet has appeared on stage at the Royal Shakespeare Company in roles ranging from Beatrice and Kate to Ophelia and Lavinia, as well as a critically acclaimed Cleopatra. She became known on the big screen for her performance as Tsarina Alexandra in the Academy Award winning film Nicholas and Alexandra. In her native South Africa Janet has directed Brecht, Chekhov and Shakespeare, and here in the UK has recently turned to directing opera. Janet will be sharing a selection of her favourite classical music, including works by Purcell, Brahms, and Donizetti, every day at 10am.

10:30am
Music in Time: Classical
Rob places Music in Time as he turns to the Classical period and Haydn's consolidation of the four-movement classical structure, with the conventional fast-slow-minuet-fast sequence, in his String Quartet Op. 50 No. 2.

11am
Rob's artist of the week is the baritone, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. Celebrated as one of the finest lieder interpreters of all time, Fischer-Dieskau left a considerable recording legacy that has influenced generations of singers. Throughout the week Rob focuses specifically on the baritone's lieder skills, with song cycles by Beethoven, Brahms and Mahler, as well as selections of songs by Schubert and Wolf.

Wolf
Italian Songbook (selection)
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)
Gerald Moore (piano).


TUE 12:00 Composer of the Week (b07868dx)
Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

Purcell and Fashion

In Purcell's time if it was cool it was probably French. Today Donald Macleod finds the composer riding the wave of contemporary fashions, and wearing not just a beret but also military cravat and a sharp Italian suit. As we discover, Purcell could be all things to all men if he so desired, and he was happy to satisfy the King's French fascinations one day, and aristocratic Italian obsessions the next. We also find him paying tribute to his English predecessors, even if that meant swimming against the cultural tide.

arr Jay Bernfeld: Fantasia à5 in F Z 745
Fuoco e Cenere
Jay Bernfeld, director

Sonata à3 in C minor Z 798
Retrospect Trio

Retir'd from any mortal's sight Z 581
Judith Nelson, soprano
Christopher Hogwood, harpsichord

Fantasia V à4
Fretwork

Pox on You
The Merry Companions

If ever I more riches did desire Z 544
Parley of Instruments
Red Byrd
Peter Holman, director

Dioclesian, conclusion
Ann Monoyios, soprano,
Stephen Gadd, bass
Richard Edgar-Wilson, tenor
Paul Agnew, tenor
The English Concert
Trevor Pinnock, director

Producer: Michael Surcombe.


TUE 13:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (b07868ht)
Shakespeare 400 at LSO St Luke's

Gould Piano Trio

In the first of four concerts this week from LSO St Lukes of music with Shakespearean connections, members of the Gould Trio play works by Schumann, Korngold and Beethoven. Both Schumann's Novelettes and Beethoven's Ghost Trio include passages inspired by the witches scene in Macbeth, while Korngold's suite 'Much ado about nothing' is an arrangement of music he wrote for a Viennese production of the play in 1920

Introdudced by Fiona Talkington

Schumann: Novellettes, Op 21, Nos 3, 7 & 1, for solo piano
Korngold: Suite 'Much ado about nothing', for violin and piano
Beethoven: Piano Trio in D, Op 70 No 1 (Ghost)

Gould Piano Trio
Lucy Gould (violin)
Alice Neary (cello)
Benjamin Frith (piano).


TUE 14:00 Afternoon Concert (b07868p5)
BBC Philharmonic

Episode 2

Katie Derham continues a week of performances by the BBC Philharmonic. Today's programme includes a performance of Dvorak's Eighth Symphony conducted by Gunter Herbig, recorded in Kendal, and HK Gruber's Zeitstimmung conducted by James Macmillan. Plus another Shakespeare-inspired piece: Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture.

2pm
Mozart: Symphony No 39 in E flat major K.543
BBC Philharmonic
Duncan Ward, condutor

c.2.40pm
Dvorak: Symphony No 8 in G major Op.88
BBC Philharmonic
Gunther Herbig, conductor

c.3.15pm
HK Gruber: Zeitstimmung
HK Gruber (speaker)
BBC Philharmonic
James MacMillan, conductor

c.4.10pm
Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet, fantasy-overture
BBC Philharmonic
Ben Gernon, conductor.


TUE 16:30 In Tune (b07868r4)
Trio Dali, Stephen Layton, Caterina Grewe

Sean Rafferty presents a lively mix of music and chat, with live performance from German-Japanese pianist Caterina Grewe as she releases her new recording of works by Schumann.


TUE 18:30 Composer of the Week (b07868dx)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 today]


TUE 19:30 Radio 3 in Concert (b07868v9)
BBC Symphony Orchestra - Rouse, Ravel, Dessner, Bernstein

The BBC Symphony Orchestra with conductor Joshua Weilerstein in American music by Bernstein, Rouse and Dessner. Francesco Piemontesi joins for Ravel's G major Piano Concerto. Recorded at the Barbican.

Presented by Christopher Cook

Rouse: Rapture
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major

Interval:

BBC Young Musician 2016
Clemency Burton-Hill introduces the second of the category finalists in this year's brass competition.
Trumpeter Zak Eastop plays music by:
John Williams, Ewazen and Ibert

Dessner: Quilting (BBC co-commission) [UK Premiere]
Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from 'West Side Story'

Francesco Piemontesi (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Joshua Weilerstein (conductor)

An intoxicating blend of Ravel's sensuous G major concerto and Bernstein's roof-raising dances from West Side Story, spliced with high-octane new American works. Gifted young conductor Joshua Weilerstein brings us Christopher Rouse's Rapture, a journey towards 'an ever more blinding ecstasy' in the composer's words, and quilting by Bryce Dessner, founder-member of rock band The National. Relish an opportunity to experience the immaculate artistry of former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Francesco Piemontesi in Ravel's spellbinding Piano Concerto.


TUE 22:00 Shakespeare's Bookshelf (b0786900)
Rana Mitter is joined by Edith Hall, Nandini Das and Beatrice Groves to explore the books which inspired Shakespeare from the Bible and classical stories to the writing of some of Shakespeare's contemporaries.

Edith Hall is Professor in the Classics Department and Centre for Hellenic Studies at King's College London. Her books include Introducing The Ancient Greeks and has co-written A People's History of Classics with Henry Stead.

Nandini Das is Professor of English Literature at the University of Oxford. She is also a New Generation Thinker on the scheme run by BBC Radio 3 and the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Beatrice Groves is Research Lecturer in Renaissance Literature at the University of Oxford and her books include Texts and Traditions: Religion in Shakespeare 1592-1604

The programme was recorded in front of an audience in BBC Radio 3's pop-up studio as part of Radio 3's Stratford residency at the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Producer: Torquil MacLeod

You can find a playlist of programmes exploring different aspects of Shakespeare on the Free Thinking programme website including interviews with the actors Antony Sher & Janet Suzman, writers including Jo Nesbo & Mark Ravenhill and detailed explorations of The Tempest and the Winter's Tale
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06406hm


TUE 22:45 The Essay (b078696z)
Shakespeare 400

Shakespeare 400: Undiscovered Countries - Shakespeare and the Nation

Four centuries after Shakespeare's death, young scholars share new evaluations of his work - in a series of essays recorded in front of an audience in Shakespeare's old classroom at the Guildhall in Stratford-upon-Avon.

2.James Loxley on Undiscovered Countries: Shakespeare and the Nation

At a time when relationships between the UK and the rest of Europe, and between the UK's own constituent nations, looks more unsettled than for many years, James Loxley explores what light Shakespeares plays might throw on tricky questions of national identity and the political debates that can grow up around them.

James starts by considering Henry V, for which Shakespeare is often depicted as a celebrant of untroubled Englishness, giong on to explain that during Shakespeare's most creative period, the very name and nature of the country was in dispute, with the concept of "Great Britain" becoming a prospect for the first time.

And he concludes by wondering how Shakespeare's plays can help us understand our own national questions today.

James Loxley is Professor of Early Modern Literature in the University of Edinburgh

BBC Radio 3 is marking the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare with a season celebrating the four centuries of music and performance that his plays and sonnets have inspired.

Producer: Beaty Rubens.


TUE 23:00 Late Junction (b07869d1)
Nick Luscombe with records from Estonia

Adventures in music, ancient to future: Nick shares a haul of new records from a recent trip to Estonia's capital Tallinn including fiddle player and vocalist Maarja Nuut's debut and minimal techno from Djerro Erxx.

There's also hypnotic harp music from Mary Lattimore and her 47-string Lyon and Healy harp plus 1980s Slovakian synth sounds from Alojz Bouda and intimate piano jazz from Simon Vincent's The Occasional Trio.



WEDNESDAY 27 APRIL 2016

WED 00:30 Through the Night (b07866rj)
Proms 2015: Bach's Goldberg Variations

Jonathan Swain presents a performance from the 2015 BBC Proms of Bach's 'Goldberg' Variations performed by Sir András Schiff.

12:31 AM
Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750)
Goldberg Variations, BWV.988
Sir András Schiff (piano)

1:46 AM
Goldberg, Johann Gottlieb (1727-1756)
Sonata in C minor for 2 Violins, Viola and Continuo
Musica Alta Ripa

1:59 AM
Kirnberger, Johann Philipp (1721-1783)
Cantata 'An den Flüssen Babylons'
Johannes Happel (bass), Balthasar-Neumann-Chor, Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble, Detlef Bratschke (conductor)

2:11 AM
Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750)
Partita for solo violin No.3 in E major, BWV.1006
Sigiswald Kuijken (violin - Giovanni Grancino, Milano c. 1700)

2:31 AM
Strauss, Richard [1864-1949]
Eine Alpensinfonie Op.64
Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Antoni Wit (conductor)

3:25 AM
Koehne, Graeme (b.1956)
To His servant, Bach, God grants a final glimpse: The Morning Star
Guitar Trek: Timothy Kain, Fiona Walsh (treble guitars), Richard Strasser (standard guitar), Peter Constant (baritone guitar)

3:29 AM
Offenbach, Jacques (1819-1880)
Les Larmes de Jacqueline
Hee-Song Song (cello), Myung-Seon Kye (piano)

3:36 AM
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791)
Aria: "Il mio tesoro intanto" - from 'Don Giovanni'
Michael Schade (tenor), Canadian Opera Company Orchestra, Richard Bradshaw (conductor)

3:41 AM
Vivaldi, Antonio [1678-1741]
Concerto in E minor RV.484 for bassoon and orchestra
Aleksander Radosavljevic (bassoon), Slovenian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra, Günter Pichler (conductor)

3:53 AM
Chopin, Fryderyk (1810-1849)
Four Mazurkas
Ashley Wass (piano)

4:03 AM
Cavalli, Francesco (1602-1676)
Dixit Dominus à 8 - from 'Musiche sacre concernenti messa, e salmi concertati con istromenti, imni, antifone et sonate' (Venice 1656)
Balthasar-Neumann-Chor, Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble, Thomas Hengelbrock (conductor)

4:14 AM
De Vocht, Lodewijk [1887-1977]
Naar Hoger Licht (Towards a Higher Light), symphonic poem with cello solo
Luc Tooten (cello), Vlaams Radio Orkest, Jan Latham-Koenig (conductor)

4:22 AM
Saint-Saëns, Camille (1835-1921)
Dalila's aria: 'Mon coeur s'ouvre' (from 'Samson et Dalila', Act 2 Scene 3)
Helja Angervo (mezzo-soprano), Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ulf Söderblom (conductor)

4:31 AM
Bacewicz, Grazyna (1909-1969)
Concert Oberek
Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Jan Krenz (conductor)

4:33 AM
Lipinski, Karol Józef (1790-1861)
Rondo alla Polacca in E major (Op.13) (C.1820-24)
Albrecht Breuninger (violin), Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Wojiech Rajski (conductor)

4:48 AM
Mendelssohn, Felix (1809-1847)
Rondo capriccioso for piano in E major/minor (Op.14)
Sook-Hyun Cho (piano)

4:55 AM
Handel, Georg Frideric (1685-1759) [ed. Dart]
Sonata (HWV.357) in B flat major ed. Dart for oboe and continuo
Louise Pellerin (oboe), Dom André Laberge (organ - 1999 Karl Wilhelm at the abbey church Saint-Benoît-du-Lac, Québec, Canada)

5:01 AM
Anonymous (C.18th)
Motet: In deliquio amoris for soprano, strings and continuo
Claire Lefilliâtre (soprano), Currende, Erik van Nevel (conductor)

5:15 AM
Haydn, (Franz) Joseph (1732-1809)
Symphony No.68 in B flat major
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Stefan Solyom (conductor)

5:37 AM
Liszt, Franz (1811-1886)
Transcendental study No.11 in D flat major 'Harmonies du soir' - from Etudes d'execution transcendante for piano (S.139)
Jenö Jandó (piano)

5:47 AM
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus [1756-1791]
Concerto for clarinet and orchestra (K.622) in A major, arr. viola
Ryszard Groblewski (viola), Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Lukasz Borowicz (conductor)

6:13 AM
Dutilleux, Henri (b.1916)
Sonatine
Duo Nanashi: Line Møller (flute); Aya Sakou (piano)

6:22 AM
Henderson, Ruth Watson (b.1932)
Magnificat
Kimberley Briggs (soprano), The Elmer Iseler Singers, Matthew Larkin (organ), Lydia Adams (conductor).


WED 06:30 Breakfast (b07867g0)
Wednesday - Ian Skelly

Ian Skelly presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests.

Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk.


WED 09:00 Essential Classics (b07868c4)
Wednesday - Rob Cowan with Janet Suzman

9am
My favourite... operatic overtures. Rob chooses some of his favourite operatic overtures from the Classical and Romantic periods, putting the spotlight on pieces including Chabrier's Gwendoline, Weber's Der Freischutz and Borodin's Prince Igor.

9.30am
Take part in our daily musical challenge: can you work out which two composers are associated with a particular piece?

10am
Rob's guest is the actress and director Janet Suzman. Janet has appeared on stage at the Royal Shakespeare Company in roles ranging from Beatrice and Kate to Ophelia and Lavinia, as well as a critically acclaimed Cleopatra. She became known on the big screen for her performance as Tsarina Alexandra in the Academy Award winning film Nicholas and Alexandra. In her native South Africa Janet has directed Brecht, Chekhov and Shakespeare, and here in the UK has recently turned to directing opera. Janet will be sharing a selection of her favourite classical music, including works by Purcell, Brahms, and Donizetti, every day at 10am.

10:30am
Music in Time: Baroque
Rob places Music in Time as he explores the Baroque period, looking into how Bach's cantatas were written to complement the Lutheran liturgical calendar and playing his Mein Herz schwimmt im Blut.

11am
Rob's artist of the week is the baritone, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. Celebrated as one of the finest lieder interpreters of all time, Fischer-Dieskau left a considerable recording legacy that has influenced generations of singers. Throughout the week Rob focuses specifically on the baritone's lieder skills, with song cycles by Beethoven, Brahms and Mahler, as well as selections of songs by Schubert and Wolf.

Mahler
Kindertotenlieder
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Rafael Kubelik (conductor).


WED 12:00 Composer of the Week (b07868dz)
Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

Purcell and Politics

Donald Macleod traces Purcell's own journeys through the political highways and byways of his day, including the infamous Rye House plot which culminates in one of the most gruesome executions in British history.

It's 1678 and the King has been alerted to a deadly conspiracy. The whole thing reads like 21st-century terrorist plot: Charles is supposedly to be shot, poisoned and stabbed, while a number of cities around the country are to be fire-bombed. The whole thing turns out to be hoax, but its aftermath sees Purcell involved in celebrations for the King's safe return from seasonal travels.

Old Sir Simon the King
Concerto Caledonia

Ode: Welcome Vicegerent
Tragicomedia
Suzi le Blanc, soprano
Barbara Borden, soprano
Belinda Sykes, contralto
Steve Degardin, counter-tenor
Douglas Nasrawi, tenor
Harvey Brough, tenor
Harry van der Kamp, bass
Simon Grant, bass
Stephen Stubbs and Erin Headley, directors

Jehovah quam multi sunt hostes
Paul Agnew, tenor
Konstantin Wolff, bass
Les Arts Florissants

Voluntary in G Z 720
Robert Woolley, organ

Ode: Fly Bold Rebellion
Michael George, bass
Rogers Covey-Crump, tenor
Rufus Muller, tenor
Gillian Fisher, soprano
Tessa Bonner, soprano
James Bowman, counter-tenor
The King's Consort
Robert King, director

Minuet and Sefauchi's Farewell
The Harp Consort
Andrew Lawrence-King, harp/director

Producer: Michael Surcombe.


WED 13:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (b07868hw)
Shakespeare 400 at LSO St Luke's

Iestyn Davies and Elizabeth Kenny

In the second concert this week from LSO St Lukes celebrating Shakespeare's 400th anniversary, counter-tenor Iestyn Davies and lutenist Elizabeth Kenny perform songs by Robert Johnson, Dowland, Purcell and others.

Introduced by Fiona Talkington.

Johnson: Hark! Hark the lark; Where the bee sucks; Full fathom five
Johnson: Galliard
Byrd/Morley/Anon: O mistress mine
Anon: When that I was
Purcell: If music be the food of love
Dowland: Fortune
Anon: Fortune my foe
Greene: Orpheus with his lute
Anon: Poor Tom Of Bedlam
Humfrey: A poor soul sat sighing
Anon: The Willow Song
Morley: It was a lover and his lass
Anon: John come kiss me now
Reggio: Arise Ye Subterranean Winds
Banister: Come unto these yellow sands; Full fathom five
Weldon: My dear Amphitrite
Jones: Farewell, dear love

Iestyn Davies (counter-tenor)
Elizabeth Kenny (lute).


WED 14:00 Afternoon Concert (b07868pb)
BBC Philharmonic

Live from Salford

Tom Redmond presents a live concert from the studios in MediaCityUK in Salford, in music by Sibelius, Ives and Antheil conducted by John Storgards and featuring BBC New Generation Artist baritone Benjamin Appl in Reger's Hymnus der Liebe.

2pm
Sibelius: Prelude to the Tempest

c.2.10pm
Reger: Hymnus der Liebe Op.136
Benjamin Appl, baritone

c.2.25
Ives: The Unanswered Question

c.2.35pm
Antheil: Symphony No. 4 (1942)
BBC Philharmonic
John Storgards, conductor

c.3.10pm Presented by Katie Derham
Schuman: American festival overture
BBC Philharmonic
Juanjo Mena, conductor.


WED 15:30 Choral Evensong (b07869zf)
St John's College, Cambridge

Live from the Chapel of St John's College, Cambridge

Introit: Jesu, grant me this, I pray (Christopher Robinson)
Responses: Clucas
Psalms 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131 (Turle, Lemon, Goss, Harris, Parratt, Elgar)
First Lesson: Hosea 13 vv.4-14
Canticles: Sumsion in A
Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 15 vv.50-58
Anthem: Faire is the heaven (Harris)
Hymn: Praise my soul, the King of heaven (descant: Robinson)
Organ Voluntary: Imperial March (Elgar, arr. Martin)

Director of Music: Andrew Nethsingha
Herbert Howells Organ Student: Joseph Wicks
Junior Organ Student: Glen Dempsey.


WED 16:30 In Tune (b07868r6)
Max Richter, Mark Elder, Robert Hollingworth, Anna Markland

Sean Rafferty presents a lively mix of music, chat and arts news, with guests including composer Max Richter as he prepares for a UK tour with his ensemble, performing 'From Sleep' and 'The Blue Notebooks' across the country. Sir Mark Elder talks to Sean ahead of the HallÃ(c)'s Dvorak Festival, and fellow conductor Robert Hollingworth chats about I Fagiolini's new disc. Plus pianist Anna Markland, who plays on the CD, performs live in the studio.


WED 18:30 Composer of the Week (b07868dz)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 today]


WED 19:30 Radio 3 in Concert (b07868vd)
BBC Philharmonic - Shakespeare

From the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester
Presented by Tom Redmond

Chiu-yu Chou: The Tongue
Daniel Kidane: Sirens
Nina Whiteman: The map of days outworn
Aaron Parker: Serisu
Tom Coult: Sonnet machine

8.15
Interval
BBC Young Musician 2016
Clemency Burton-Hill introduces the third of the category finalists in this year's brass competition.
Horn player Ben Goldscheider plays music by:
Salonen, Saint-Saëns and York Bowen

8.35
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet (excerpts)

BBC Philharmonic
Andrew Gourlay (conductor)

Five pieces by young composers, specially commissioned for the BBC's Shakespeare 400 Festival feature in the first half of tonight's concert. Each takes as its inspiration one of Shakespeare's sonnets. A selection from Prokofiev's graphic and colourful ballet music for Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet provides a fitting second half to the concert.


WED 22:00 Free Thinking (b0786b1d)
Sounds of Shakespeare: Landmark - The Winter's Tale

"To unpathed waters, undreamed shores"
Matthew Sweet discusses The Winter's Tale, written just 6 years before Shakespeare died and still regarded as one of his most intriguing works. With actor Samuel West, and scholars Michael Dobson(University of Birmingham) and Carol Rutter( University of Warwick) joining Matthew in Stratford-upon-Avon in the Radio 3 prop up studio at the Royal Shakespeare Company's The Other Place theatre as part of Radio 3's Sounds of Shakespeare season.

The Winter's Tale is being broadcast as the Drama on 3 this Sunday April 30th.

BBC Radio 3 is marking the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare with a season celebrating the four centuries of music and performance that his plays and sonnets have inspired. Over the anniversary weekend, from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th April, Radio 3 will broadcast live from a pop-up studio at the RSC's The Other Place Theatre and other historic venues across Stratford-upon-Avon.


WED 22:45 The Essay (b0786971)
Shakespeare 400

Shakespeare 400: Wolf All? - Shakespeare and Food in Renaissance England

Four centuries after Shakespeare's death, young scholars share new evaluations of his work - in a series of essays recorded in front of an audience in Shakespeare's old classroom at the Guildhall in Stratford-upon-Avon.

3.Joan Fitzpatrick with "Wolf All?- Shakespeare and Food in Renaissance England"

Joan Fitzpatrick explains her new research on what people ate in Shakepeare's England, and what food and the consumption of food signifies in his plays.

She starts with details of enormously popular Dietary books, such as William Bullein's Government of Health, (first printed in 1542) and goes on to explore why eating is about far more than nourishment, shedding important new light on the old, the young, the thin, the fat, women, foreigners, the poor and social elites in Shakespeare's plays.

Joan Fitzpatrick is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at Loughborough University

BBC Radio 3 is marking the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare with a season celebrating the four centuries of music and performance that his plays and sonnets have inspired.

Producer : Beaty Rubens.


WED 23:00 Late Junction (b07869d3)
Nick Luscombe with Derek Walmsley

Adventures in music, ancient to future: Nick is joined by Derek Walmsley, editor of The Wire magazine with two new releases from the world of adventurous music. Firstly the psychedelic imaginings of a fantasy world by Yearning Kru followed by crashing waves of heavy guitar loops from Michael Morley of The Dead C's new LP.

Plus the new single from Icelandic alt-pop three-piece Samaris, seductive dystopian sounds from Vester Koza's new EP and previously unreleased music from Kosmose, a Belgian kosmiche band active in the mid-1970s.



THURSDAY 28 APRIL 2016

THU 00:30 Through the Night (b07866v2)
Proms 2014: Armonia Atenea

Jonathan Swain presents a concert of baroque music reflecting Greek legends from the 2014 BBC Proms, including Handel, Gluck, Lully and Hasse, performed by Armonia Atenea.

12:31 AM
Hasse, Johann Adolf (1699-1783)
Sinfonia from Act 1, Artemisia
Armonia Atenea, George Petrou (conductor)

12:37 AM
Hasse, Johann Adolf (1699-1783)
Mi lagnero tacendo, from Siroe, re di Persia
Myrsini Margariti (soprano), Armonia Atenea, George Petrou (conductor)

12:45 AM
Handel, George Frideric (1685-1759)
Overture from Alessandro
Armonia Atenea, George Petrou (conductor)

12:51 AM
Gluck, Christoph Willibald (1714-1787)
Non so frenare il pianto, from Antigono
Irini Karaianni (mezzo-soprano), Armonia Atenea, George Petrou (conductor)

1:00 AM
Lully, Jean-Baptiste (1632-1687)
Suite from Phaeton
Armonia Atenea, George Petrou (conductor)

1:13 AM
Hasse, Johann Adolf (1699-1783)
O placido il mare, from Siroe, re di Persia
Myrsini Margariti (soprano), Armonia Atenea, George Petrou (conductor)

1:19 AM
Gluck, Christoph Willibald (1714-1787)
Dance of the blessed spirits; Dance of the furies, from Orfeo ed Euridice
Armonia Atenea, George Petrou (conductor)

1:29 AM
Gluck, Christoph Willibald (1714-1787)
Ma fille, Jupiter (Clytemnestra), from Iphigenie en Aulide
Irini Karaianni (mezzo-soprano), Armonia Atenea, George Petrou (conductor)

1:34 AM
Paisiello, Giovanni (1740-1816)
E mi lasci così?...Ne' giorni tuoi felici (recit and duet), from L'Olimpiade
Myrsini Margariti (soprano), Irini Karaianni (mezzo-soprano), Armonia Atenea, George Petrou (conductor)

1:41 AM
Hasse, Johann Adolf (1699-1783)
Sinfonia from Act 1, Siroe, re di Persia
Armonia Atenea, George Petrou (conductor)

1:44 AM
Gesualdo, Carlo (c.1560-1613)
Tenebrae responses for Good Friday for 6 voices
BBC Singers, Bo Holten (conductor)

2:31 AM
Prokofiev, Sergei [1891-1953]
Symphony No.3 in C minor (Op.44)
Orchestre National de France, Pinchas Steinberg (conductor)

3:06 AM
Bruch, Max Christian Friedrich (1838-1920)
Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor (Op.26)
Roland Orlik (violin), Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, Marek Pijarowski (conductor)

3:32 AM
Scarlatti, Domenico (1685-1757)
Sonata in C major (K.420)
Ilze Graubina (piano)

3:38 AM
Mudarra, Alonso (c.1510-1580)
Claros y frescos rios
Montserrat Figueras (soprano), Hespèrion XX, Jordi Savall (director)

3:43 AM
Raitio, Vaino [1891-1945]
Serenade for orchestra
Radion Sinfoniaorkesteri, Jukka-Pekka Saraste (conductor)

3:48 AM
Doppler, Franz (1821-1883)
Fantaisie pastorale hongroise (Op.26)
Ian Mullin (flute), Richard Shaw (piano)

3:59 AM
Pachelbel, Johann (1653-1706)
Gott ist unser Zuversicht - motet for double chorus & bc
Cantus Cölln, Konrad Junghänel (director)

4:03 AM
Corelli, Arcangelo [1653-1713]
"Giacona" from Trio Sonata No.12
Stockholm Antiqua

4:06 AM
Muffat, Georg [1653-1704]
Passacaglia from Sonata No.5
Stockholm Antiqua

4:16 AM
Schubert, Franz (1797-1828)
Impromptu in A flat major (D.899 No.4)
Sook-Hyun Cho (piano)

4:22 AM
Moniuszko, Stanislaw (1819-1872)
Polonaise de concert in A major (1867)
Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Zygmunt Rychert (conductor)

4:31 AM
Haydn, Joseph (1732-1809) or possibly Pleyel, Ignace (1757-1831), arr. Harold Perry
Divertimento in B flat Major (H.2.46) arr. for wind quintet
Galliard Ensemble

4:40 AM
Chopin, Fryderyk [1810-1849]
Introduction in C minor and Rondo in E flat major (Op.16)
Dina Yoffe & Daniel Vaiman (pianos)

4:52 AM
Stenhammar, Wilhelm (1871-1927)
Ithaka (Op.21)
Peter Mattei (baritone), Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Manfred Honeck (conductor)

5:02 AM
Kreisler, Fritz (1875-1962)
La Gitana (after an 18th century Arabo-Spanish Gypsy song) for violin and piano
Tobias Ringborg (violin), Anders Kilström (piano)

5:05 AM
Kreisler, Fritz (1875-1962)
Liebesfreud for violin and piano
Tobias Ringborg (violin), Anders Kilström (piano)

5:09 AM
Crusell, Bernhard Henrik (1775-1838)
Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra No.1 in E flat
Kullervo Kojo (clarinet), Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ulf Söderblom (conductor)

5:32 AM
Handel, Georg Frideric [1685-1759]
Trio Sonata in C minor (Op.2 no.1)
Bolette Roed (recorder), Arte dei Suonatori

5:45 AM
Janequin, Clément (c.1485-1558)
Escoutez tous gentilz (La bataille de Marignon/La guerre) - from Chansons de maistre Clément Janequin, Paris c.1528
The King's Singers

5:53 AM
Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827)
Violin Sonata No.1 in D major (Op.12 No.1)
Mats Zetterqvist (violin), Mats Widlund (piano)

6:12 AM
Ravel, Maurice [1875-1937]
Daphnis & Chloe - Suite No.2
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (conductor).


THU 06:30 Breakfast (b07867jl)
Thursday - Ian Skelly

Ian Skelly presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests.

Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk.


THU 09:00 Essential Classics (b07868c7)
Thursday - Rob Cowan with Janet Suzman

9am
My favourite... operatic overtures. Rob chooses some of his favourite operatic overtures from the Classical and Romantic periods, putting the spotlight on pieces including Chabrier's Gwendoline, Weber's Der Freischutz and Borodin's Prince Igor.

9.30am
Take part in our daily musical challenge: can you remember the television show or film that featured this piece of classical music?

10am
Rob's guest is the actress and director Janet Suzman. Janet has appeared on stage at the Royal Shakespeare Company in roles ranging from Beatrice and Kate to Ophelia and Lavinia, as well as a critically acclaimed Cleopatra. She became known on the big screen for her performance as Tsarina Alexandra in the Academy Award winning film Nicholas and Alexandra. In her native South Africa Janet has directed Brecht, Chekhov and Shakespeare, and here in the UK has recently turned to directing opera. Janet will be sharing a selection of her favourite classical music, including works by Purcell, Brahms, and Donizetti, every day at 10am.

10:30am
Music in Time: Modern
Rob places Music in Time as he looks at the Modern period and the influence of Jazz on late-20th and early-21st century composers, with music by Mark Anthony Turnage and Malcolm Arnold.

11am
Rob's artist of the week is the baritone, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. Celebrated as one of the finest lieder interpreters of all time, Fischer-Dieskau left a considerable recording legacy that has influenced generations of singers. Throughout the week Rob focuses specifically on the baritone's lieder skills, with song cycles by Beethoven, Brahms and Mahler, as well as selections of songs by Schubert and Wolf.

Brahms
Four serious Songs, Op.121
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)
Jorg Demus (piano).


THU 12:00 Composer of the Week (b07868f1)
Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

Purcell's Players

For any biographer, the cast of characters which surrounded Purcell is a gift. Today Donald Macleod meets a selection of these singers, actors, instrumentalists and supporters, all of whom contributed in some way to the composer's success and reputation. Among them we meet an actress whose personal life would have landed her on the Jeremy Kyle show had it existed, and we also find how 'that stupendous bass' John Gostling found himself linked to the King's famously portly wife.

Pavane in B flat Z 750
The Fires of London
Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, conductor

They that Go Down to the Sea in Ships
James Bowman, counter-tenor
Michael George, bass
The King's Consort
Robert King, director

Dido and Aeneas, Act 3
Paul Agnew, tenor, sailor
Felicity Palmer, contralto, sorceress
Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano, Dido
Camilla Tilling, soprano, Belinda
Ian Bostridge, tenor, Aeneas
European Voices
Le Concert d'Astrée,
Emmanuelle Haim, director

Fantasia à4 no 6
Fretwork

Now that the Sun hath veil'd his light
Hannah Morrison, soprano
William Christie, organ

Hail! Bright Cecilia, conclusion
Susan Hamilton, soprano
Siri Thornhill, soprano
Robin Blaze, counter-tenor
Martin van der Zeijst, tenor
Mark Padmore, tenor
Jonathan Arnold, bass
Jonathan Brown, bass
Collegium Vocale
Philippe Herreweghe, director

Producer: Michael Surcombe.


THU 13:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (b07868hz)
Shakespeare 400 at LSO St Luke's

BBC Singers

The Shakespeare 400 series from LSO St Lukes in London continues with David Hill conducting the BBC Singers in works by Kodaly, Mantyjarvi, Cecilia McDowall, Vaughan Williams and others.

Introduced by Fiona Talkington.

Kodály: An Ode for Music
Giles Swayne: 3 Shakespeare Songs
Charles Wood: Full fathom five; It was a lover and his lass
Jaakko Mäntyjärvi: 4 Shakespeare Songs
Cecilia McDowall: When time is broke (world premiere)
Vaughan Williams: 3 Shakespeare Songs

BBC Singers
David Hill (director).


THU 14:00 Afternoon Concert (b07868pd)
Thursday Opera Matinee

Sounds of Shakespeare: Rossini - Otello

As part of Radio 3's Sounds of Shakespeare season, Katie Derham presents today's Thursday Opera Matinee - a concert performance of Rossini's rarely heard Otello from Barcelona with tenor Gregory Kunde taking the title role.

Rossini's Otello was written for Naples and first performed in 1816. The libretto, by Francesco Berio di Salsa, was based on a French translation of Shakespeare's play. Although Rossini's version is overshadowed by Verdi's masterpiece, this opera showcases Rossini's dramatic style. There are a few small differences between the two operas - Rossini writes the three main male roles for tenors, and the librettist sets this in Venice rather than Cyprus.
Christopher Franklin conducts this concert version from the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, with Gregory Kunde in the title role and soprano Jessica Pratt as Desdemona.

Otello ..... Gregory Kunde (tenor)
Desdemona ..... Jessica Pratt (soprano)
Rodrigo ..... Dmitry Korchak (tenor)
Jago ..... Yijie Shi (tenor)
Emilia ..... Lidia Vinyes-Curtis (mezzo-soprano)
Elmiro ..... Mirco Palazzi (bass)
The Doge of Venice ..... Josep Fadó (tenor)
Lucio ..... Josep Lluís Moreno (tenor)
A Gondolier ..... Beñat Egiarte (tenor)

Gran Teatre del Liceu Chorus
Gran Teatre del Liceu Symphony Orchestra
Christopher Franklin, conductor.


THU 16:40 In Tune (b07868r8)
Waltraud Meier, John Wallace, Martin Hayes, Dennis Cahill

Sean Rafferty presents a lively mix of music, chat and arts news, with guests including legendary mezzo-soprano Waltraud Meier as she prepares to sing the role of Klytamnestra in The Metropolitan Opera's new production of Strauss's Elektra. Trumpeter John Wallace plays the cornet live in the studio ahead of a concert with City of Cambridge Brass Band and director Peter Bassano, plus Irish fiddle virtuoso Martin Hayes and American guitarist Dennis Cahill perform live as they look forward to 'Imagining Ireland' at the Royal Festival Hall in London.


THU 18:30 Composer of the Week (b07868f1)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 today]


THU 19:30 Radio 3 in Concert (b07868vg)
CBSO - Debussy, Hans Abrahamsen, Mahler

Live from Symphony Hall, Birmingham.
Presented by Tom Redmond

Ilan Volkov - Conductor
Alexandre Tharaud - Piano
Sarah Tynan - Soprano

Debussy (orch. Abrahamsen): Children's Corner
Hans Abrahamsen: Concerto for the Left Hand (CBSO co-commission, UK premiere)

Interval:
BBC Young Musician 2016
Clemency Burton-Hill introduces the fourth of the category finalists in this year's brass competition.
Trumpeter Zoe Perkins plays music by:
Barat, Enescu and Hovhaness

Mahler: Symphony No. 4

Gustav Mahler never wrote anything happier than his Fourth Symphony. Jangling sleighbells, Mozart-like melodies, and a child's vision of heaven... if it almost sounds too sweet, trust Ilan Volkov to find the black comedy beneath the playful surface. First, though, we've a charming new version of Debussy's Children's Corner - and the first UK performance of a new piano concerto, specially written for tonight's soloist by the Danish sonic magician Hans Abrahamsen.


THU 22:00 Free Thinking (b0786b22)
TE Lawrence on stage, Jeremy Thorpe, Privacy

Playwright Howard Brenton and director Adrian Noble discuss stage plays drawing on the life of TE Lawrence. Journalist John Preston has explored MP Jeremy Thorpe's downfall. And Philip Dodd is joined by Chris Bryant for a wider discussion about privacy in public life. And Mary Beard joins us to discuss another imperial endeavour, Rome.

Howard Brenton's new play Lawrence After Arabia runs at the Hampstead Theatre from April 28th to June 4th.
Adrian Noble is directing Terence Rattigan's play Ross at Chichester Theatre from 3rd to 25th June.
John Preston's book is called A Very English Scandal.
Mary Beard's Rome: Empire without limit continues on BBC 2 at 9pm on Wednesday 5th May.


THU 22:45 The Essay (b0786975)
Shakespeare 400

Shakespeare 400: Freedom of Speech or 'Nothing' - King Lear and Contemporary India

Four centuries after Shakespeare's death, young scholars share new evaluations of his work - in a series of essays recorded in front of an audience in Shakespeare's old classroom at the Guildhall in Stratford-upon-Avon.

4.Preti Taneja: Freedom of Speech or "Nothing": King Lear and Contemporary India

Preti recently undertook a wide-reaching trip to India in order to research her own new novel based on King Lear. In this Essay, she considers Shakespeare's great tragedy as a lens through which to explore some of the contradictions of freedom of speech and censorship, development and corruption, activism and violence facing the world's youngest, fastest growing democracy today.

Preti Taneja is a former Radio 3 New Generation Thinker and post-doctoral research fellow in Global Shakespeare at Queen Mary, University of London, and Warwick University.

BBC Radio 3 is marking the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare with a season celebrating the four centuries of music and performance that his plays and sonnets have inspired.

Producer: Beaty Rubens.


THU 23:00 Late Junction (b07869dh)
Late Junction Sessions

Nick Luscombe with Group A and Steve Beresford

Adventures in music, ancient to future: Japanese duo Group A pair with improvising pianist Steve Beresford for a Late Junction collaboration session. One of Nick Luscombe's top gigs of 2015 was in a small venue round the corner from his house where he discovered Group A performing a blistering set on a step ladder whilst wearing lampshades on their heads. Hailing from Tokyo but based in Berlin, Group A create sound collages by processing vocals through an analogue synthesizer, a violin through a cassette player topped off with a drum machine. For this session they have been paired with a stalwart of the London improvising scene, pianist Steve Beresford who's not afraid of placing strange foreign objects inside expensive pianos. The result is a playful sonic adventure that combines analogue with digital and compares Tokyo to London.



FRIDAY 29 APRIL 2016

FRI 00:30 Through the Night (b07866w0)
Strauss and Prokofiev from the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra

Jonathan Swain presents a programme of Strauss and Prokofiev with the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Pietari Inkinen.

12:31 AM
Strauss, Richard [1864-1949]
Don Juan Op.20
Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra, Pietari Inkinen (conductor)

12:50 AM
Prokofiev, Sergei [1891-1953]
Symphony no. 1 in D major Op.25 (Classical)
Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra, Pietari Inkinen (conductor)

1:06 AM
Strauss, Richard [1864-1949]
Don Quixote Op.35
Dagmar Ondracek (viola), Alisa Weilerstein (cello), Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra, Pietari Inkinen (conductor)

1:51 AM
Arensky, Anton Stepanovich (1861-1906)
Suite No.4 for two pianos (Op.62)
James Anagnoson & Leslie Kinton (pianos)

2:09 AM
Hoffmann, Leopold (1738-1793) (formerly attrib. to Haydn)
Concerto for flute and orchestra in D major
Emmanuel Pahud (flute), Bienne Symphony Orchestra, Marc Tardue (conductor)

2:31 AM
Chopin, Fryderyk [1810-1849]
Concerto for piano and orchestra No.2 (Op.21) in F minor
Christian Ihle Hadland (piano), Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Kirill Karabits (conductor)

3:04 AM
Handel, George Friedrich (1685-1759) text: Cardinal Benedetto Pamphili
Cantata Delirio amoroso: 'Da quel giorno fatale' (HWV.99)
Monique Zanetti (soprano), Musica Alta Ripa

3:37 AM
Debussy, Claude (1862-1918)
L'isle joyeuse (1904)
Philippe Cassard (piano)

3:43 AM
Roman, Johan Helmich (1694-1758)
Symphonia No.20 in E minor
Stockholm Antiqua

3:52 AM
Haydn, Joseph (1732-1809)
Divertimento in C major (Hob.IV No.1) (London Trio No.1)
Carol Wincenc (flute), Philip Setzer (violin), Carter Brey (cello)

4:01 AM
Sterkel, Franz Xaver (1750-1817)
Duet no.3 for 2 violas
Milan Telecky and Zuzana Jarabakova (violas)

4:10 AM
Brahms, Johannes (1833-1897)
Rhapsody for piano (Op.79 No.1) in B minor
Steven Osborne (piano)

4:19 AM
Grieg, Edvard (1843-1907)
Triumphal March from 'Sigurd Jorsalfar'
Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, Roman Zeilinger (conductor)

4:31 AM
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich (1840-1893)
Introduction and waltz from 'Eugene Onegin' - lyric scenes in 3 acts (Op.24)
BBC Philharmonic, Vassily Sinaisky (conductor)

4:39 AM
Mendelssohn, Felix (1809-1847)
Laudate Pueri (O praise the Lord)
Polyphonia, Ivelina Ivancheva (piano), Ivelin Dimitrov (conductor)

4:49 AM
Telemann, Georg Philipp [1681-1767]
Concerto Polonaise TWV 43:G4
Arte dei Suonatori

4:59 AM
Schumann, Robert (1810-1856)
Adagio and allegro in A flat (Op.70)
Li-Wei (cello), Gretel Dowdeswell (piano)

5:08 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)

5:16 AM
Saint-Saëns, Camille (1835-1921)
Havanaise
Vilmos Szabadi (violin), Marta Gulyas (piano)

5:25 AM
Haydn, Joseph (1732-1809)
Symphony No.22 (H.1.22) in E flat major 'The Philosopher'
Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra, Marc Minkowski (conductor)

5:45 AM
Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827)
Sonata for piano No.18 (Op.31 No.3) in E flat major
Shai Wosner (piano)

6:08 AM
Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750)
Suite for orchestra No.2 in B minor (BWV.1067)
La Petite Bande, Sigiswald Kuijken (conductor).


FRI 06:30 Breakfast (b07867kg)
Friday - Ian Skelly

Ian Skelly presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests.

Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk.


FRI 09:00 Essential Classics (b07868c9)
Friday - Rob Cowan with Janet Suzman

9am
My favourite... operatic overtures. Rob chooses some of his favourite operatic overtures from the Classical and Romantic periods, putting the spotlight on pieces including Chabrier's Gwendoline, Weber's Der Freischutz and Borodin's Prince Igor.

9.30am
Take part in today's musical challenge: trace the classical theme behind a well-known song.

10am
Rob's guest is the actress and director Janet Suzman. Janet has appeared on stage at the Royal Shakespeare Company in roles ranging from Beatrice and Kate to Ophelia and Lavinia, as well as a critically acclaimed Cleopatra. She became known on the big screen for her performance as Tsarina Alexandra in the Academy Award winning film Nicholas and Alexandra. In her native South Africa Janet has directed Brecht, Chekhov and Shakespeare, and here in the UK has recently turned to directing opera. Janet will be sharing a selection of her favourite classical music, including works by Purcell, Brahms, and Donizetti, every day at 10am.

10:30am
Music in Time: Medieval
Rob places Music in Time. Today the spotlight turns to the Medieval period and one of the most influential English composers from this time: Dunstable.

11am
Rob's artist of the week is the baritone, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. Celebrated as one of the finest lieder interpreters of all time, Fischer-Dieskau left a considerable recording legacy that has influenced generations of singers. Throughout the week Rob focuses specifically on the baritone's lieder skills, with song cycles by Beethoven, Brahms and Mahler, as well as selections of songs by Schubert and Wolf.

Schubert
Schwanengesang (selection)
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)
Gerald Moore (piano).


FRI 12:00 Composer of the Week (b07868f7)
Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

Purcell in Print

Today Purcell finds himself at the centre of a disastrous lottery scheme, designed to entice the great and good of his day to win the ultimate scholarly education. There are more successful business ventures too, not least his tie-up with the Playford printing dynasty, seeing recognition and circulation for the composer long after his death. And we also meet an adventurous publishing mogul whose bizarre death would bring tears to any eye. With Donald Macleod.

arr Pluhar: Strike the Viol
L'Arpeggiata
Christine Pluhar, director

Blow, blow, Boreas
Rogers Covey-Crump, tenor
David Thomas, bass

Almand
Andrew Lawrence-King, harp

Suite no 8 in F Z 669
Robert Woolley, harpsichord

In guilty night Z 134
Paul Agnew, tenor
Claire Debono, soprano
Konstantin Wolff, bass

Raise, Raise the Voice Z 334
Barbara Borden, soprano
Douglas Nasrawi, tenor
Simon Grant, bass,
Tragicomedia
Stephen Stubbs and Erin Headley, directors

Gentle Shepherds, you that know ('Pastoral Elegy on the Death of Mr John Playford') Z 464 Susan Gritton, soprano,
Michael George, bass

Producer: Michael Surcombe.


FRI 13:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (b07868j1)
Shakespeare 400 at LSO St Luke's

James Gilchrist and Anna Tilbrook

This week's Shakespeare 400 series at LSO St Lukes in London ends with tenor James Gilchrist and pianist Anna Tilbrook performing settings of the poet by Arne, Haydn, Parry, Vaughan Williams, Tippett and others.

Introduced by Fiona Talkington.

Arne: Where the bee sucks
Arne: When daisies pied
Haydn: She never told her love
Schubert: An Silvia
Schubert: Standchen (Horch, horch)
Wolf: Bottom's dream (Lied des tranfierten Zettel)
Vaughan Williams: Orpheus with his lute
Vaughan Williams: Take, O take those lips away
Quilter: Fear no more the heat of the sun
Quilter: Under the greenwood tree
Warlock: Take, o take those lips away
Warlock: Pretty Ring Time
Parry: Take, O take
Parry: When icicles hang by the wall
Tippett: 3 Songs for Ariel
Dring: The Cuckoo
Dring: Take, O take those lips away
Dring: It was a lover and his lass

James Gilchrist (tenor)
Anna Tilbrook (piano).


FRI 14:00 Afternoon Concert (b07868pg)
BBC Philharmonic

Episode 4

Katie Derham concludes a week of performances featuring the BBC Philharmonic. Today's programme includes extracts from Albeniz's The Magic Opal, Haydn's Piano Concerto in D with pianist Martin Roscoe, and Rachmaninov's First Symphony. As part of Radio 3's celebration of Shakespeare, the programme ends with Smetana's symphonic poem Richard III.

2pm
Albeniz: The Magic Opal (extracts)
BBC Philharmonic
Juanjo Mena, conductor

c.2.15pm
Haydn Piano Concerto in D (HXVIII 11)
Martin Roscoe, piano
BBC Philharmonic
Duncan Ward, conductor

c.2.35pm
Britten: Simple Symphony
BBC Philharmonic
Juanjo Mena, conductor

c.3.10pm
Rachmaninov: Symphony No 1
BBC Philharmonic
Gianandrea Noseda, conductor

c.3.55pm
Smetana: Richard III
BBC Philharmonic
Gianandrea Noseda, conductor.


FRI 16:30 In Tune (b07868rb)
Lesley Garrett, Alban Gerhardt, Pumeza Matshikiza

Sean Rafferty presents a lively mix of music, chat and arts news, with live performance from cellist Alban Gerhardt as he prepares to take part in 'Total Immersion: Henri Dutilleux' at the Barbican in London, performing 'Tout un monde lointain' with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and conductor Pascal Rophé. Lesley Garrett chats about her lead role in Mark Simpson's new opera Pleasure, in which she plays a cleaner in a gay nightclub, and fellow soprano Pumeza Matshikiza sings tracks from her new album Aria live in the studio.


FRI 18:30 Composer of the Week (b07868f7)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 today]


FRI 19:30 Radio 3 in Concert (b07868vj)
Royal Northern Sinfonia - Smetana, Mozart, Dvorak

Lars Vogt and the Royal Northern Sinfonia perform Mozart's Symphony No.38 and Smetana's Bartered Bride Overture, plus Tanja Tetzlaff performs Dvorak's Cello Concerto in B minor.

Live from Sage Gateshead
Presented by Adam Tomlinson

Lars Vogt conductor
Tanja Tetzlaff cello
Royal Northern Sinfonia

Smetana: The Bartered Bride Overture
Mozart: Symphony No.38 'Prague'

8.15 Interval: BBC Young Musician 2016
Clemency Burton-Hill introduces the fifth of the category finalists in this year's brass competition.
Sam Dye plays music by Folke Rabe, Debussy and Ropartz.

8.35
Dvorak: Cello Concerto

Mozart's symphony revels in his lifelong love affair with the Czech capital, with its intense radiance and lively animation. Dvorak's concerto reveals a homesickness for Prague and the bohemian style, so much so that it was composed on both sides of the Atlantic as he made his return home.


FRI 22:00 The Verb (b0786b54)
Ian's guests on the Cabaret of the Word include the poet Maura Dooley.


FRI 22:45 The Essay (b0786977)
Shakespeare 400

Shakespeare 400: Shakespeare Beyond London

Four centuries after Shakespeare's death, young scholars share new evaluations of his work - in a series of essays recorded in front of an audience in Shakespeare's old classroom at the Guildhall in Stratford-upon-Avon.

5.Siobhan Keenan on Shakespeare Beyond London

The Globe Theatre on the South Bank gives us such a clear image of productions of Shakespeare's plays in his own day, that it's easy to forget they were also performed far beyond London. Siobhan sets out to explain how Shakespeare and his fellow actors regularly toured the country, performing in spaces ranging from town halls and churches to large country houses.

Siobhan sheds light on why most of Shakespeare's plays were designed so that they could be performed anywhere - with call for few props and little scenery - in order to reveal the importance of touring to his career, and the emergence of Shakespeare as a cultural icon in Elizabethan and Jacobean England - and beyond.

Siobhan Keenan is Reader in Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature at De Montfort University.

BBC Radio 3 is marking the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare with a season celebrating the four centuries of music and performance that his plays and sonnets have inspired.

Producer: Beaty Rubens.


FRI 23:00 World on 3 (b07869dw)
Lopa Kothari - BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards winner session

Lopa Kothari with a session from BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards winner Sam Kelly.




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 (b07866f6)

Afternoon Concert 14:00 TUE (b07868p5)

Afternoon Concert 14:00 WED (b07868pb)

Afternoon Concert 14:00 THU (b07868pd)

Afternoon Concert 14:00 FRI (b07868pg)

Breakfast 07:00 SAT (b0785zm7)

Breakfast 07:00 SUN (b07864fc)

Breakfast 06:30 MON (b07866dy)

Breakfast 06:30 TUE (b07867f6)

Breakfast 06:30 WED (b07867g0)

Breakfast 06:30 THU (b07867jl)

Breakfast 06:30 FRI (b07867kg)

Choir and Organ 16:00 SUN (b078658h)

Choral Evensong 15:00 SUN (b077j8km)

Choral Evensong 15:30 WED (b07869zf)

Composer of the Week 12:00 MON (b07866f2)

Composer of the Week 18:30 MON (b07866f2)

Composer of the Week 12:00 TUE (b07868dx)

Composer of the Week 18:30 TUE (b07868dx)

Composer of the Week 12:00 WED (b07868dz)

Composer of the Week 18:30 WED (b07868dz)

Composer of the Week 12:00 THU (b07868f1)

Composer of the Week 18:30 THU (b07868f1)

Composer of the Week 12:00 FRI (b07868f7)

Composer of the Week 18:30 FRI (b07868f7)

Drama on 3 21:00 SUN (b078658r)

Early Music Late 22:30 SUN (b079d9c8)

Essential Classics 09:00 MON (b07866f0)

Essential Classics 09:00 TUE (b07868c2)

Essential Classics 09:00 WED (b07868c4)

Essential Classics 09:00 THU (b07868c7)

Essential Classics 09:00 FRI (b07868c9)

Free Thinking 22:00 WED (b0786b1d)

Free Thinking 22:00 THU (b0786b22)

Geoffrey Smith's Jazz 00:00 SUN (b07864f7)

Hear and Now 22:00 SAT (b078626n)

In Tune 16:30 MON (b07866f8)

In Tune 16:30 TUE (b07868r4)

In Tune 16:30 WED (b07868r6)

In Tune 16:40 THU (b07868r8)

In Tune 16:30 FRI (b07868rb)

Inspired by Shakespeare: Ashley Wass 11:00 SUN (b07864lm)

Jazz Now 23:00 MON (b075fy1w)

Jazz Record Requests 16:00 SAT (b07860y6)

Late Junction 23:00 TUE (b07869d1)

Late Junction 23:00 WED (b07869d3)

Late Junction 23:00 THU (b07869dh)

Music Matters 12:00 SAT (b0785zmf)

Music Matters 22:00 MON (b0785zmf)

Night Music 23:45 SUN (b07865dw)

Opera on 3 18:00 SAT (b078621j)

Private Passions 12:00 SUN (b07864zv)

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert 13:00 MON (b07866f4)

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert 13:00 TUE (b07868ht)

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert 13:00 WED (b07868hw)

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert 13:00 THU (b07868hz)

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert 13:00 FRI (b07868j1)

Radio 3 in Concert 19:30 SUN (b078658p)

Radio 3 in Concert 19:30 MON (b07868v7)

Radio 3 in Concert 19:30 TUE (b07868v9)

Radio 3 in Concert 19:30 WED (b07868vd)

Radio 3 in Concert 19:30 THU (b07868vg)

Radio 3 in Concert 19:30 FRI (b07868vj)

Record Review 09:00 SAT (b0785zm9)

Saturday Classics 12:45 SAT (b0785zmh)

Shakespeare's Bookshelf 22:00 TUE (b0786900)

Sonnets in the City 21:30 SAT (b078626l)

Sonnets in the City 21:45 SAT (b078621l)

Sonnets in the City 23:30 SUN (b07865d0)

Sound of Cinema 15:00 SAT (b07860y4)

Sounds of Shakespeare 14:00 SAT (b0785zqp)

Sunday Feature 18:45 SUN (b078658m)

Sunday Morning 09:00 SUN (b07864ff)

The Early Music Show 14:15 SAT (b07860y1)

The Early Music Show 14:00 SUN (b078652f)

The Essay 22:45 MON (b07866hv)

The Essay 22:45 TUE (b078696z)

The Essay 22:45 WED (b0786971)

The Essay 22:45 THU (b0786975)

The Essay 22:45 FRI (b0786977)

The Sounds of Shakespeare: Serenade to Music 17:40 SAT (b078621g)

The Verb 22:00 FRI (b0786b54)

Through the Night 01:00 SAT (b07750dj)

Through the Night 01:00 SUN (b07864f9)

Through the Night 00:30 MON (b07866dw)

Through the Night 00:30 TUE (b07866rf)

Through the Night 00:30 WED (b07866rj)

Through the Night 00:30 THU (b07866v2)

Through the Night 00:30 FRI (b07866w0)

Words and Music 11:00 SAT (b0785zmc)

Words and Music 17:00 SAT (b078612n)

Words and Music 13:00 SUN (b07864zx)

Words and Music 17:30 SUN (b078658k)

World on 3 23:00 FRI (b07869dw)