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In Afternoon on 3 this week you can hear the BBC Symphony Orchestra performing live and also in recordings from its recent tour to Japan and South Korea, featuring British music. Plus the BBC Singers live and in recent recordings with more music from these isles and also from France and Eastern Europe, featuring music appropriate for Remembrance Day. There's also a focus throughout the week on twentieth-century music inspired by earlier music.

We begin today with Sakari Oramo conducting the BBC Symphony Orchestra live from their home in London, the Maida Vale studios, with Brahms's Variations on a theme by Haydn, Hindemith's viola concerto Der Schwanendreher. Then, this live transmission takes a break during which we hear a performance by the BBC Singers, recorded earlier this year, of Walter Vale'e Requiem for double choir under conductor Paul Brough, appropriate for remembering the victims of war. After that the concert continues live again from Maida Vale with the BBC SO and Britten's string orchestra masterpiece inspired by his teacher Frank Bridge.

That concert is followed by another recent recording by the BBC Singers as they perform Dvorak's Mass in D major Op.86, as well as Kodaly's motet Jesus and the Traders.

Penny Gore presents.

LIVE - from London's Maida Vale Studio 1

Brahms: Variations on a theme of Haydn

Hindemith: Der Schwanendreher - concerto for viola and small orchestra

Lise Berthaud (viola),

BBC Symphony Orchestra,

Sakari Oramo (conductor).

2.55pm - Interval

Walter Vale: Requiem - Introit and Kyrie; Sanctus and Benedictus; Agnus Dei and Communion

BBC Singers,

Paul Brough (conductor).

3.05pm - LIVE from London's Maida Vale Studio 1

Britten: Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge

3.30pm

Dvorak: Mass in D major, B.153

Kodaly: Jesus and the Traders

Stephen Disley (organ),

Justin Doyle (conductor).

Our Thursday Opera Matinee continues Radio 3's series of Verdi's complete operas, as part of the Verdi 200 celebrations: this week you can hear 'Attila', a not entirely historically accurate tale of love and war featuring the famous King of the Huns.

AO30120131104

In Afternoon on 3 this week you can hear the BBC Symphony Orchestra performing live and also in recordings from its recent tour to Japan and South Korea, featuring British music. Plus the BBC Singers live and in recent recordings with more music from these isles and also from France and Eastern Europe, featuring music appropriate for Remembrance Day. There's also a focus throughout the week on twentieth-century music inspired by earlier music.

We begin today with Sakari Oramo conducting the BBC Symphony Orchestra live from their home in London, the Maida Vale studios, with Brahms's Variations on a theme by Haydn, Hindemith's viola concerto Der Schwanendreher. Then, this live transmission takes a break during which we hear a performance by the BBC Singers, recorded earlier this year, of Walter Vale'e Requiem for double choir under conductor Paul Brough, appropriate for remembering the victims of war. After that the concert continues live again from Maida Vale with the BBC SO and Britten's string orchestra masterpiece inspired by his teacher Frank Bridge.

That concert is followed by another recent recording by the BBC Singers as they perform Dvorak's Mass in D major Op.86, as well as Kodaly's motet Jesus and the Traders.

Penny Gore presents.

LIVE - from London's Maida Vale Studio 1

Brahms: Variations on a theme of Haydn

Hindemith: Der Schwanendreher - concerto for viola and small orchestra

Lise Berthaud (viola),

BBC Symphony Orchestra,

Sakari Oramo (conductor).

2.55pm - Interval

Walter Vale: Requiem - Introit and Kyrie; Sanctus and Benedictus; Agnus Dei and Communion

BBC Singers,

Paul Brough (conductor).

3.05pm - LIVE from London's Maida Vale Studio 1

Britten: Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge

BBC Symphony Orchestra,

Sakari Oramo (conductor).

3.30pm

Dvorak: Mass in D major, B.153

Kodaly: Jesus and the Traders

Stephen Disley (organ),

BBC Singers,

Justin Doyle (conductor).

Our Thursday Opera Matinee continues Radio 3's series of Verdi's complete operas, as part of the Verdi 200 celebrations: this week you can hear 'Attila', a not entirely historically accurate tale of love and war featuring the famous King of the Huns.

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Jonathan Swain presents a week of performances by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers. Today's programme includes a concert the BBC Symphony Orchestra gave on tour in Zaragoza, Spain, featuring Ravel's G major Piano Concerto with soloist Javier Perianes, and Shostakovich's 5th Symphony. Plus part of a concert the BBC Singers gave on tour in Singapore earlier this year with music by Gabriel Jackson and Judith Weir.

Presented by Jonathan Swain.

2pm

Sibelius: En Saga Op.9 for orchestra

Ravel Concerto in G major for piano and orchestra

Javier Perianes (piano)

c.2.45pm

Shostakovich: Symphony no. 5 in D minor Op.47

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sakari Oramo (conductor)

c.3.35pm

Gabriel Jackson: The Voice of the Bard

Judith Weir: Vertue

BBC Singers

Paul Brough (conductor)

c.4.00pm.

Glière: Concerto in B flat major Op.91 for horn and orchestra

Alec Frank-Gemmill (horn)

Rumon Gamba (conductor).

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Penny Gore presents a week of recent recordings by the BBC Symphony Orchestra including Stravinsky's Scherzo a la Russe and Korngold's Marchenbilder conducted by Michael Seal. The young Chinese pianist Fang Yuan joins the orchestra with the Czech conductor Marek Sedivy in a performance of Beethoven's 1st Piano Concerto. Plus Verity Sharp presents a concert by the BBC Singers of music by Judith Weir, Byrd and Howells.

Presented by Penny Gore.

14:00

STRAVINSKY

Scherzo à la Russe

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Michael Seal (conductor)

14:05

KORNGOLD

Märchenbilder, Op.3

14:25

BBC Singers in Concert

Presented by Verity Sharp

Judith Weir Ave Regina Caelorum

Judith Weir Truly I Tell You

KEMAL YUSUF Psalm 91

CHERYL FRANCES-HOAD Psalm 1

BYRD Miserere mei

GIBBONS O clap your hands

HOWELLS Rhapsody IV Bene psallite in vociferatione

HOLLOWAY Three Psalms: Psalm 39

EDWARD RUSHTON Psalm 149

Judith Weir A blue true dream of sky Judith Weir The Song sung True

Stephen Farr (organ)

Chi-chi Nwanoku (double bass)

Olivia Robinson (soprano)

BBC Singers

David Hill (conductor)

15:45

BEETHOVEN

Piano Concerto No.1 in C

Fang Yuan (piano)

Marek Sedivy (conductor).

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Penny Gore introduces a week of Afternoon on 3 featuring the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Singers including two evergreen concertos, the "Emperor" Piano Concerto by Beethoven with soloist Igor Levit and Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor with soloist Alina Ibragimova. And some unusual choral pieces by Ernst Toch and Ernst Krenek.

2pm

Beethoven

Piano Concerto No.5 in E flat major (Emperor)

Igor Levit (Piano)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sakari Oramo (conductor)

2.40pm

Ernst Krenek

Three Pieces for Mixed Chorus

BBC Singers

Philip Headlam (conductor)

2.50pm

Myaskovsky

Symphony No. 14

Alan Buribayev (conductor)

3.30pm

Ernst Toch

Valse

The Continuum Ensemble

3.35pm

Magnus Lindberg

Piano Jubilees

Richard Uttley (piano)

3.55pm

Mendelssohn

Violin Concerto in E minor

Alina Ibragimova (violin)

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Penny Gore introduces a week of performances by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Singers. Today's programme features the BBC Singers in music by Victoria and Tallis, and Afternoon on 3's Southern Hemisphere Season continues with the Symphony Orchestra performing works by Villa-Lobos and Brett Dean. Plus a performance of Sibelius's Violin Concerto with soloist Sergei Malov recorded last month in Lahti.

2pm

Berlioz

Waverley - overture, Op.1

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Michael Seal (conductor)

Haydn

Symphony No.52 in C minor, H.1.52

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Ilan Volkov (conductor)

c.2.35pm

Victoria

Salve regina - antiphon for 6 voices (1572)

BBC Singers

Peter Phillips (conductor)

Brett Dean

Testament

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

c.3pm

Sibelius

Violin Concerto in D minor Op.47

Sergei Malov (violin)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Okko Kamu (conductor)

Tallis

Gaude gloriosa Dei mater for 6 voices

BBC Singers

Peter Phillips (conductor)

c.3.55pm

Villa-Lobos

Bachianas Brasileiras No.7

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Michael Seal (conductor).

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Katie Derham presents a week of music recorded by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers, including two concerts on Wednesday and Friday, marking the centenary of the start of the Battle of the Somme. Today's music includes concerts recorded recently on the BBC Symphony Orchestra's trip to the Prague Summer Festival, featuring Alina Ibragimova in Bartok's Second Violin Concerto.

2pm

Colin Matthews: Traces Remain

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sakari Oramo, conductor

c.2.20

Bartok: Violin Concerto No 2

Alina Ibragimova, violin

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sakari Oramo, conductor

c.3.00

Prokofiev: Symphony No 5

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sakari Oramo, conductor

c.3.40

Hugh Wood: Three Choruses, Op.7

BBC Singers

Charles Peebles, conductor

c.3.50

Harris: Violin Concerto

Tamsin Waley-Cohen, violin

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Andrew Litton, conductor.

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Presented by Penny Gore.

Afternoon on 3 today features a concert from the BBC Symphony Orchestra's tour to Japan and South Korea last month, with their Conductor Laureate Andrew Davis: they contribute works by Elgar and Vaughan Williams to this week's British music focus.

Then you can hear the BBC Singers in a concert recorded earlier this year, with music appropriate for Remembrance Day, including John Ireland's motet Greater love hath no man and Clement Janequin's sound evocation of the battle of Marignan or Marignano in 1515.

Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No 1 in D major, Op. 39

Mozart: Concerto for violin and orchestra No 5 in A major, K.219

2.35pm

Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony (Symphony No 2)

Mayuko Kamio (violin),

BBC Symphony Orchestra,

Andrew Davis (conductor).

3.25pm

Ireland: Greater love hath no man

Janequin: Escoutez tous gentilz (La Bataille de Marignan - la guerre)

Neil Cox: War in Heaven

3.55pm

Kodaly: Missa brevis

Stephen Disley (organ),

BBC Singers,

David Hill (conductor).

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Presented by Penny Gore.

Afternoon on 3 today features a concert from the BBC Symphony Orchestra's tour to Japan and South Korea last month, with their Conductor Laureate Andrew Davis: they contribute works by Elgar and Vaughan Williams to this week's British music focus.

Then you can hear the BBC Singers in a concert recorded earlier this year, with music appropriate for Remembrance Day, including John Ireland's motet Greater love hath no man and Clement Janequin's sound evocation of the battle of Marignan or Marignano in 1515.

Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No 1 in D major, Op. 39

Mozart: Concerto for violin and orchestra No 5 in A major, K.219

2.35pm

Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony (Symphony No 2)

Mayuko Kamio (violin),

BBC Symphony Orchestra,

Andrew Davis (conductor).

3.25pm

Ireland: Greater love hath no man

Janequin: Escoutez tous gentilz (La Bataille de Marignan - la guerre)

Neil Cox: War in Heaven

3.55pm

Kodaly: Missa brevis

Stephen Disley (organ),

BBC Singers,

David Hill (conductor).

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Jonathan Swain presents a week of performances by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers. Christopher Cook presents part of a concert the BBC Singers gave at Milton Court in February featuring the music of James MacMillan, and conducted by the composer. Then to the BBC Symphony Orchestra and an all-Sibelius concert they gave on tour in Monte Carlo, for which they were joined by soprano Soile Isokoski. Finally, back to the BBC Singers on tour in Singapore, performing Britten's Hymn to St Cecilia.

2pm Presented by Christopher Cook

James MacMillan: After Virtue

Gorecki: Church Songs (selection)

James MacMillan: Sun Dogs

BBC Singers

James MacMillan (conductor)

c.3pm Presented by Jonathan Swain.

Sibelius:

Pohjola's Daughter - symphonic fantasia Op.49

Sav, sav, susa (Sigh, sedges, sigh) Op.36'4, arr. Hellman for voice & orchestra

Men min fågel märks dock icke

Varen flyktar hastigt (Op.13'4), arr. for voice & orchestra

Var det en drom? (Was it a dream?) Op.37'4, arr. Jalas for voice & orchestra

Illalle

Luonnotar Op.70 for soprano and orchestra

Soile Isokoski (soprano)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sakari Oramo (conductor)

c.3.35pm

Sibelius: Symphony no. 5 in E flat major Op.82

c.4.10

Britten: Hymn to St Cecilia

Paul Brough (conductor).

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Penny Gore continues a week of recent recordings by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, today with a strong British flavour. Two short works by the Scottish composer Cecil Coles bookend a concert that includes music by Tavener, Stanford and Tomkins which is given by the BBC Singers. Martyn Brabbins conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Vaughan Williams' single-movement work 'A Road all Paved with Stars', incorporating the finest music from his opera 'The Poisoned Kiss'. Plus Mozart's 4th Violin Concerto performed by the young German violinist Augustin Hadelich, and the programme ends with Dvorak's 7th Symphony.

Penny Gore (presenter)

14:00

MOZART

Concerto No.4 in D major, K218

Augustin Hadelich (violin)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sakari Oramo (conductor)

14:35

COLES

Cortege

Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

14:45

BBC Singers in Concert

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Music includes:

WILLIAM HARRIS Faire is the heaven; Bring us, O Lord

GIBBONS O clap your hands

TOMKINS O praise the Lord all ye heathen - anthem for 12 voices and organ

TAVENER Two Hymns to the Mother of God

BBC Singers

Andrew Carwood (director)

15:20

Sorrowful Dance

BBC SO

15:25

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS, ARR. ADRIAN WILLIAMS

A Road All Paved with Stars

15:45

DVORÀK

Symphony No.7 in D minor

Jaime Martin (conductor).

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Penny Gore continues this week of Afternoon on 3 featuring the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Singers. Featuring two popular symphonies, Beethoven's energetic Fourth Symphony and Brahms's sunny Second, and also including a performance from the BBC Singers of Kurt Weill's Berlin Requiem in a version compiled by David Drew.

2pm

Wagner

Overture to Die Meistersinger

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sakari Oramo (conductor)

2.10pm

Grieg

Peer Gynt Suite No.1 Op.46

2.25

Sibelius

Scene with Cranes - from Kuolema

2.35pm

Valse Triste - from Kuolema

2.40pm

Beethoven

Symphony No.4 in B flat major

3.15pm

Kurt Weill (compiled by David Drew)

Das Berliner Requiem

The Continuum Ensemble

BBC Singers

Philip Headlam (conductor)

3.40pm

Brahms

Symphony No.2 in D major

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Penny Gore continues her week of performances by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Singers. Today's programme features more from Afternoon on 3's Southern Hemisphere season: the BBC Singers perform choral works by New Zealander David Hamilton and Australian Brett Dean. The BBC Symphony Orchestra perform Sibelius, Shostakovich and Strauss, and there are highlights from the BBC Singers' Gorecki - Total Immersion.

2pm

Mendelssohn

Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt - overture, Op.27

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Ilan Volkov (conductor)

c.2.10

Lobo

Ave regina caelorum for 5 voices (SSATB) (Liber primus missarum, 1602)

Parsons Ave Maria for 5 voices

BBC Singers

Peter Phillips (conductor)

Sibelius

En Saga, Op.9

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sakari Oramo (conductor)

c.2.45pm

David Hamilton

Lux aeterna for chorus

Brett Dean

Concedas, Domine (Grace) for chorus

BBC Singers

Matthew Hamilton (conductor)

2.55pm

Shostakovich

Symphony No.1

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Duncan Ward (conductor)

Gorecki

Totus tuus

BBC Singers

Guildhall Musicians

David Hill (conductor)

Gorecki

Piano Sonata

Emiko Edwards (piano)

c.3.55pm

Strauss

Oboe Concerto in D major

Emily Pailthorpe (oboe)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Martyn Brabbins (conductor).

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Katie Derham presents a week of music from the BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers, including highlights from the BBC SO's recent visit to the Prague Summer Festival, and the BBC Singers in repertoire by Bernard Hughes and James Macmillan.

2pm

Berlioz: The Trojans - Act 1: Trojan March

BBC SO

Andrew Davis, conductor

Bernard Hughes: Two Choral Fanfares

BBC Singers

Paul Brough, conductor

c.2.20

John Adams: Violin Concerto

Tamsin Waley-Cohen, violin

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Andrew Litton, conductor

c.2.50

Robin Holloway: Madrigals

Charles Peebles, conductor

Sally Beamish: Gaudent in Coelis

c.3.00

Janacek: The Ballad of Blaník

Sakari Oramo

Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A Major K.622

Sangyoon Kim, clarinet

c.3.45pm

Bernard Hughes: Three Swans; The winter it is past; anyone lived in a pretty how town

c.4.10

James MacMillan: Mairi

Richard Pearce, conductor

c.4.20

Judith Bingham: Annunciation

Stephen Farr, organ.

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Presented by Penny Gore.

The BBC Singers open the programme with Darius Milhaud's Cantique du Rhone, a choral piece in celebration of the French river, taken from a recent concert given in London (they'll be back with more Milhaud tomorrow). Then we're off to South Korea with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and their Conductor Laureate Andrew Davis: a concert of British music they gave in Seoul's Arts Centre last month, including William Walton's Viola Concerto, with the Korean American viola player Richard Yongjae O'Neill as soloist.

Milhaud - Cantique du Rhone for chorus, Op 155

BBC Singers,

David Hill (conductor).

2.05pm

Walton: Viola Concerto

2.30pm

Britten: Four Sea Interludes from 'Peter Grimes', Op 33a

2.45pm

Elgar: Variations on an original theme (Enigma)

Richard Yongjae O'Neill (viola),

BBC Symphony Orchestra,

Andrew Davis (conductor).

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Presented by Penny Gore.

The BBC Singers open the programme with Darius Milhaud's Cantique du Rhone, a choral piece in celebration of the French river, taken from a recent concert given in London (they'll be back with more Milhaud tomorrow). Then we're off to South Korea with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and their Conductor Laureate Andrew Davis: a concert of British music they gave in Seoul's Arts Centre last month, including William Walton's Viola Concerto, with the Korean American viola player Richard Yongjae O'Neill as soloist.

Milhaud - Cantique du Rhone for chorus, Op 155

BBC Singers,

David Hill (conductor).

2.05pm

Walton: Viola Concerto

2.30pm

Britten: Four Sea Interludes from 'Peter Grimes', Op 33a

2.45pm

Elgar: Variations on an original theme (Enigma)

Richard Yongjae O'Neill (viola),

BBC Symphony Orchestra,

Andrew Davis (conductor).

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Jonathan Swain presents performances by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers. Today's programme includes the continuation of a James MacMillan concert the BBC Singers gave at Milton Court in February, conducted by the composer, and presented by Christopher Cook. The BBC Symphony Orchestra is joined by mezzo-soprano Daniela Lehner for Falla's El Amor brujo, and the BBC Singers perform music by Judith Bingham and Stanford.

2pm Presented by Christopher Cook

James MacMillan:

Cum Vidisset Jesus

They Saw the Stone Had Been Rolled Away

Alleluia

Catherine's Lullabies

BBC Singers

London Sinfonietta members

James MacMillan (conductor)

c.2.45pm Presented by Jonathan Swain

Falla: El Amor brujo - ballet for voice and orchestra

Daniela Lehner (mezzo-soprano)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Josep Pons (conductor)

c.3.15pm

Judith Bingham: The Drowned Lovers

Stanford: The Blue Bird

Paul Brough (conductor).

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Penny Gore presents recent recordings of the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Wagner's Tannhauser Overture and Beethoven's 4th Piano Concerto with the young Chinese soloist Fang Yuan. Plus a fascinating and quirky Symphony by the Danish composer Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen.

Penny Gore (presenter)

14:00

WAGNER

Tannhauser Overture

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Edward Gardner (conductor)

14:15

BEETHOVEN

Piano Concerto No.4 in G

BBC SO

Fang Yuan (piano)

Marek Sedivy (conductor)

14:55

Pelle GUDMUNDSEN-HOLMGREEN

Symphony, Antiphony

Thomas Dausgaard (conductor).

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Penny Gore reaches the mid-way point of this week's Afternoon on 3 featuring the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Today features Tchaikovsky's tribute to his beloved Mozart, the Rococo Variations, with cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan, and Prokofiev's Third Piano Concerto with Zhang Zuo.

2pm

Tchaikovsky

Rococo Variations

Narek Hakhnazaryan (cello)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Michael Seal (conductor)

2.20pm

Zemlinsky

Sinfonietta

Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

2.55pm

Prokofiev

Piano Concerto No.3 in C major

Zhang Zhuo (piano)

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Penny Gore continues her week featuring performances by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers. Today's programme includes more in Afternoon on 3's Southern Hemisphere theme - choral music by David Hamilton and Brett Dean. Plus the BBC Symphony Orchestra perform music by Beethoven, Sibelius and Marquez.

2pm

Beethoven

Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt Op.112

BBC Singers

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Ilan Volkov (conductor)

David Hamilton

Veni, Sancte Spiritus

BBC Singers

Matthew Hamilton (conductor)

c.2.20pm

Sibelius

Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op.43

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Okko Kamu (conductor)

c.3pm

Brett Dean

Was it a Voice?

Now Comes the Dawn

BBC Singers

Matthew Hamilton (conductor)

c.3.15pm

Marquez

Danzon No.2

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jaime Martin (conductor).

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: on the centenary of the first day of the Battle of the Somme, Ian Skelly introduces a concert given by the BBC Singers conducted by Paul Brough, live from St Paul's, Knightsbridge, followed by a performance of Bliss's commemorative choral work Morning Heroes.

2pm LIVE

Howells: Requiem

Reger: Schweigen, Op.39 No.1

Browne: God is Our Strength and Song

Skinner: Before Action

Holst: Nunc Dimittis

Cras: Mass in D minor - Agnus Dei

Gurney: Since I Believe in God the Father Almighty

Parry: Songs of Farewell - No.4: There is an Old Belief

Bednall: Three Songs of Remembrance

BBC Singers

Paul Brough, conductor

c.3.10pm

Katie Derham introduces the BBC Symphony Orchestra in music by Bliss and Vaughan Williams. Arthur Bliss fought in the Battle of the Somme and composed Morning Heroes in memory of his brother who died in the fighting.

Bliss: Morning Heroes

Samuel West (orator)

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Andrew Davis (conductor)

c.4.05

Vaughan Williams: Three Nocturnes (completed by Anthony Payne)

Roderick Williams, baritone

Martyn Brabbins.

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Jonathan Swain presents performances by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers. The first part of today's programme comes live from St Paul's Knightsbridge, where the BBC Singers perform a concert of French music conducted by David Hill. Then back to the studio for part of a concert given by the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican last year featuring music by Brett Dean and Prokofiev.

2pm LIVE from St Paul's Knightsbridge

Presented by Georgia Mann

Poulenc: 4 Petites prières de Saint François d'Assise for male voices

Duruflé: Requiem

Poulenc: Litanies à la vierge noire for female voices and organ

BBC Singers

Iain Farrington (organ)

David Hill (conductor)

c.3.15pm Presented by Jonathan Swain

Brett Dean: Dramatis Personae

Hakan Hardenberger (trumpet)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jukka-Pekka Saraste (conductor)

c.3.30pm

Prokofiev: Symphony no. 3 in C minor Op.44

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Penny Gore concludes a week of recent recordings made by the BBC Symphony Orchestra. The outstanding young Ukrainian violinist Valeriy Sokolov joins the orchestra with conductor Edward Gardner to perform Sibelius's Violin Concerto, and current BBC New Generation Artist Louis Schwizgebel performs Saint-Saëns's 5th Piano Concerto conducted by Martyn Brabbins. Plus Mirror II by the Danish composer Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen and Sara Mohr-pietsch presents a concert of British choral music given by the BBC Singers.

Penny Gore (presenter)

14:00

FOULDS

April - England

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sakari Oramo (conductor)

14:10

SIBELIUS

Violin Concerto Op.47

Edward Gardner (conductor)

14:45

Pelle GUDMUNDSEN-HOLMGREEN

Mirror II

Thomas Dausgaard (conductor)

15:15

BBC Singers in Concert

Presented by Sara Mohr-pietsch

Music includes:

Sally BEAMISH: Shadow and silver

PHILIPS: Ave Jesu Christe for 8 voices (1613a)

STANFORD: Magnificat in B flat

15:55

SAINT-SAENS

Piano Concerto No.5 in F Op.103 (Egyptian)

Louis Schwizgebel (piano)

Martyn Brabbins (conductor).

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Penny Gore rounds off this week's Afternoon on 3 featuring the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Singers. Today features Barber's First Symphony and Mozart's Horn Concerto No 3. And includes choral works by Bob Chilcott, Ernst Toch and Stefan Wolpe.

2pm

Bob Chilcott

Five Days that Changed the World

BBC Singers

Finchley Children's Music Group

Gemma Beeson (piano)

Markus Gruett (timpani)

David Hill (conductor)

2.20pm

Kodaly

Dances of Marosszek

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Michael Seal (conductor)

2.30pm

Vintner

Hunter's Moon

Alec Frank-Gemmill (horn)

2.40pm

Mozart

Horn Concerto No. 3 in E flat major

3.00pm

Toch

Gesprochene Musik

Philip Headlam (conductor)

3.10pm

Stefan Wolpe

Zwei Chinesische Grabschriften

The Continuum Ensemble

3.15pm

Weber

Der Beherrscher der Geister

Alexander Mickelthwate (conductor)

3.25pm

Schubert (arr.Rasmussen)

Der Taucher (UK Premiere)

Benjamin Appl (Baritone)

4.50pm

Barber

Symphony No. 1

4.10pm

The Miracle of The Spring

Olivia Robinson (soprano)

Eleanor Minney (mezzo-soprano)

Nigel Charman and Markus Gruett (percussion)

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Penny Gore concludes her week of performances by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Singers. Today's programme features the BBC Singers in music by Guerrero and Gorecki. The programme ends with a performance of Sibelius's Kullervo which the BBC Symphony Orchestra recorded at the Lahti Festival last month.

2pm

Chavez

Symphony No. 2 (Sinfonia India)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jaime Martin (conductor)

Schubert

Gesang der Geister über den Wasser, D714

BBC Singers

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Ilan Volkov (conductor)

c.2.25pm

Guerrero

Ave virgo sanctissima - motet for 5 voices

BBC Singers

Peter Phillips (conductor)

Gorecki

Piesni Maryjne, Op.54

BBC Singers

David Hill (conductor)

c.3.15pm

Sibelius

Kullervo, Op.7, for soloists, male voices and orchestra

Johanna Rusanen (soprano)

Waltteri Torikka (baritone)

Finnish Polytechnic Choir

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sakari Oramo (conductor).

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Today's programme features the BBC Symphony Orchestra performing Beethoven, and Dvorak's New World Symphony as tour to Greece. Plus the BBC Singers complete their selection of contemporary anthems celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, and sing music by William Mathias.

Presented by Penny Gore.

2pm

Beethoven: Leonora Overture no. 2

BBC Symphony Orchestra,

Michal Dworzynski (conductor).

2.15pm

Madetoja: Okon Fuoko Suite

John Storgards (conductor).

2.25pm

William Mathias: All thy works shall praise Thee; Ad majorem Dei gloriam

BBC Singers,

Stephen Disley (organ),

Stephen Cleobury (conductor).

2.35pm

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15

Elisabeth Leonskaja (piano)

Jiri Belohlavek (conductor)

3.15pm

Choirbook for the Queen:

Nigel Osborne: Prayer for Africa

David Bedford: May God shield you on every step

(soprano solo: Emma Tring)

*Judith Bingham: Corpus Christi carol

(soprano solo: Micaela Haslam)

*Francis Grier: Prayer the Church's banquet

*with Stephen Disley (organ),

3.40pm

Dvorak: Symphony no. 9 in E minor (From the New World)

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Andrew Griffiths conducts the BBC Singers live, plus the BBC Symphony Orchestra in concert

Live from St Paul's Knightsbridge, London, Andrew Griffiths conducts the BBC Singers in a special concert of music appropriate to Remembrance Day. It spans more than five centuries, from Josquin des Pres, Thomas Tallis and William Byrd to Herbert Howells, Stephen Stucky and Atli Heimir Sveinsson.

Then Penny Gore introduces music by Weber, Chopin and Stravinsky from a recent concert by the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Alexander. And we close the week with more British music for Remembrance Day from the BBC Singers.

Live

Tallis: Miserere nostri

Howells: The Summer is Coming

Atli Heimir Sveinsson: The Rose is Sick (Two Elegies in Memoriam Benjamin Britten)

Weelkes: Death hath deprived me (A remembrance of Thomas Morley)

Byrd: Ye Sacred Muses

Stephen Stucky: Three New Motets 'in memoriam Thomas Tallis'

Josquin: Nymphes des bois/Requiem (La deploration de Johan Ockeghem)

Vinders: Lament on the death of Josquin

Howells: Requiem

BBC Singers,

Andrew Griffiths (conductor).

3.15pm

Weber, orch. Berlioz: Invitation to the dance

Chopin, orch. Stravinsky: Waltz in E flat major, Op. 18 (Grande valse brillante)

Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

Alexei Volodin (piano),

BBC Symphony Orchestra,

Alexander Vedernikov (conductor).

4.10pm

Holst: The Evening-watch

Vaughan Williams: O vos omnes

Paul Brough (conductor).

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Live from St Paul's Knightsbridge, London, Andrew Griffiths conducts the BBC Singers in a special concert of music appropriate to Remembrance Day. It spans more than five centuries, from Josquin des Pres, Thomas Tallis and William Byrd to Herbert Howells, Stephen Stucky and Atli Heimir Sveinsson.

Then Penny Gore introduces music by Weber, Chopin and Stravinsky from a recent concert by the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Alexander. And we close the week with more British music for Remembrance Day from the BBC Singers.

Live

Tallis: Miserere nostri

Howells: The Summer is Coming

Atli Heimir Sveinsson: The Rose is Sick (Two Elegies in Memoriam Benjamin Britten)

Weelkes: Death hath deprived me (A remembrance of Thomas Morley)

Byrd: Ye Sacred Muses

Stephen Stucky: Three New Motets 'in memoriam Thomas Tallis'

Josquin: Nymphes des bois/Requiem (La deploration de Johan Ockeghem)

Vinders: Lament on the death of Josquin

Howells: Requiem

BBC Singers,

Andrew Griffiths (conductor).

3.15pm

Weber, orch. Berlioz: Invitation to the dance

Chopin, orch. Stravinsky: Waltz in E flat major, Op. 18 (Grande valse brillante)

Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

Alexei Volodin (piano),

BBC Symphony Orchestra,

Alexander Vedernikov (conductor).

4.10pm

Holst: The Evening-watch

Vaughan Williams: O vos omnes

BBC Singers,

Paul Brough (conductor).