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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.

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.

AO30120151026

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).

AO30120151026

AO30120151026

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).

AO30120151026

AO30220131105

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).

AO30220131105

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).

AO30220151027

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).

AO30220151027

AO30220151027

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).

AO30220151027

AO30320131106

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).

AO30320131106

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).

AO30320151028

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).

AO30320151028

AO30320151028

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).

AO30320151028

AO30420151030

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).

AO30420151030

AO30420151030

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).

AO30420151030

AO304 LAST20131108

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).

AO304 LAST20131108

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).