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20090328

The Nash Ensemble perform Ralph Vaughan Williams' String Quartet No 2 in A minor (For Jean on Her Birthday).

The Nash Ensemble perform Ralph Vaughan Williams' String Quartet No 2 in A minor.

20090502

The BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Martyn Brabbins perform works by David Sawer.

Rolf Hind (piano)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

David Sawer: the greatest happiness principle for orchestra; The Melancholy of Departure for piano; From Morning to Midnight - suite for orchestra.

Rolf Hind (piano)

  • bbc symphony orchestra
  • martyn brabbins (conductor)

  • 20090606

    The Moscow Symphony Orchestra under Vasily Jelvakov perform Kabalevsky's incidental music to Romeo and Juliet, Op 55.

    The Moscow SO under Vasily Jelvakov perform Kabalevsky's Romeo and Juliet.

    20090620

    The Retrospect Ensemble and Lawrence Cummings (harpsichord) perform music by Purcell and Handel.

    Handel: Keyboard Suite No 1 in A, HWV 426.

    Purcell: Sonata No 3 in A minor for two violins and continuo; Sonata No 9 in F for two violins and continuo, Z810 (Golden); Sonata No 6 in G minor for two violins and continuo, Z807

    Handel: Keyboard Suite No 7 in G minor, HWV 432.

    The Retrospect Ensemble and Lawrence Cummings (harpsichord) perform Purcell and Handel.

    20090711

    Featuring the Amadeus Quartet, tenor Philip Langridge and pianist Steuart Bedford in Britten's Quartet for strings No 2 and Sonnets of Michelangelo.

    Featuring the Amadeus Quartet in Britten's Quartet for strings No 2.

    20130629

    Music for one and two pianos played by Stephen Hough and Ronan O'Hora.

    Stephen Hough plays the Sonatina Romantica of 1940 and the 1934 suite Holiday Diary, dedicated to Arthur Benjamin, Britten's piano teacher at the Royal College of Music. He is joined by Ronan O'Hora in a homage to Paderewski, the Mazurka Elegiaca for two pianos.

    Britten: Sonatina Romantica

    Stephen Hough, piano

    Britten: Mazurka Elegiaca, Op.23 No 2

    Stephen Hough, Ronan O'Hora, pianos

    Britten: Holiday Diary, Op.5

    20151122

    Classical music recital.

    Arthur Sullivan20150919

    Following HMS Pinafore, a chance to hear Sullivan's Cello Concerto, performed by Paul Watkins, with the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Charles Mackerras followed by his Festival Te Deum of 1872 sung by Teresa Cahill and the London Choral Society with the BBC Concert Orchesta conducted by Ronald Corp.

    BBC Philharmonic Plays Brahms20160403

    BBC Philharmonic performs Brahms's Tragic Overture, conducted by Leo Hussain and his Violin Concerto, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda, with violinist Mikhail Ovrutsky.

    BBC Philharmonic Plays Brahms20160403

    BBC Singers20160306

    BBC Singers20160306

    A Medieval Bestiary and The Death of Balder by Bernard Hughes, performed by the BBC Singers, conductor Paul Brough.

    BBC Singers20160306

    A Medieval Bestiary and The Death of Balder by Bernard Hughes, performed by the BBC Singers, conductor Paul Brough.

    Bbc Symphony Orchestra And Guildhall New Music Ensemble20151108

    The BBC Symphony Orchestra performs Debussy and Richard Ayres' witty portrait of an insomniac composer in the early hours! Plus the Guildhall New Music Ensemble plays music by Brett Dean and Knussen.

    Richard Ayres: No. 48 (night studio) - world premiere of BBC commission

    BBC Symphony Orchestra

    Ilan Volkov (conductor)

    Brett Dean: Polysomnography

    Guildhall New Music Ensemble

    Oliver Knussen: Songs Without Voices, Op.26

    Richard Baker (conductor)

    Debussy: The Martyrdom of St Sebastian - symphonic fragments

    Oliver Knussen (conductor)

    Oliver Knussen, the BBC Symphony Orchestra's former Artist in Association, conducts Debussy's ravishing score - and has his own exquisite octet performed by Guildhall students. Brett Dean is the BBC SO's current Artist in Association. British composer Richard Ayres uses pre-recorded voices and sounds with orchestra to take the listener into the mind of a composer.

    Benjamin Grosvenor20140831

    Pianist Benjamin Grosvenor performs music by Chopin, Ravel and Scriabin.

    Benjamin Grosvenor first came to public attention when he won the keyboard final of BBC Young Musician at the age of just eleven. He was a BBC New Generation Artist from 2010-2012, since when his career has gone from strength to strength.

    At the age of 22 he's already a regular visitor to the Proms, and ahead of his Proms Chamber Music concert tomorrow lunchtime there's a chance to hear him in recordings made specially for Radio 3, of music by Chopin, Ravel and Scriabin.

    Chopin: Polonaise in F sharp minor, Op 44

    Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit

    Scriabin: 10 Mazurkas, Op 3

    Benjamin Grosvenor (piano).

    Britten - String Quartet No 220160530

    The Amadeus Quartet performs Britten's String Quartet No 2.

    Britten - String Quartet No 220160530

    Britten's Second String Quartet performed by the Amadeus String Quartet.

    Britten - String Quartet No 220160530

    Britten in Venice20160522

    Britten's String Quartet No.3, performed by the Amadeus Quartet and his Suite: Death in Venice, arranged and conducted by Steuart Bedford, both pieces inspired by the great city in which he spent much time during his latter years.

    Britten in Venice20160522

    Britten in Venice20160522

    Britten's String Quartet No.3, performed by the Amadeus Quartet and his Suite: Death in Venice, arranged and conducted by Steuart Bedford, both pieces inspired by the great city in which he spent much time during his latter years.

    Britten in Venice20160522

    Chabrier For Piano20160220

    A selection of piano music by Emmanuel Chabrier, played by Angela Hewitt, to precede his opera L'Étoile.

    Chi-chi Nwanoku20090405

    presents a selection of Radio 3 listeners' requests, including excerpts from Haydn's Oratorio The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross, Bach's Violin Concerto in E, BWV1042, Jussi Bjorling and Robert Merrill in a notable recording from Puccini's La boheme and the final movement from Mahler's Third Symphony.

    Plus Shostakovich's Quartet No 8, chosen by Chi-chi's guest, countertenor Iestyn Davies.

    Chi-chi Nwanoku with listeners' requests, including Haydn, Bach, Puccini and Mahler.

    Chilcott: The Angry Planet20150621

    A new recording of Bob Chilcott's 2012 'Environmental Cantata'. Charles Bennett's specially-written words are set in the forest at night, and deal with the heart-breaking ecological impact of mankind's activities upon the natural world. Bob Chilcott's music brings together huge choral resources, with five choirs - professional and amateur: nearly 300 singers, and an age-range of performers from young to old.

    Emma Tring (soprano)

    BBC Singers

    The Bach Choir

    London Youth Choir

    Finchley Children's Music Group

    The Young Singers

    David Hill (conductor).

    City Life20150112

    Steve Reich's warts-and-all portrait of urban life is built on the sampled sounds and speech-patterns of his home town, New York.

    Steve Reich: City Life

    Steve Reich Ensemble

    Bradley Lubman (conductor).

    David Matthews Symphonies20131013

    David Matthews's first two symphonies, performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales under Martyn Brabbins and Jac van Steen.

    Dies Natalis20091225

    Gerald Finzi's rapturous setting of Thomas Traherne's vision of new-born innocence is paired with Arthur Honneger's more earthy Une Cantate de Noel.

    Finzi: Dies Natalis, Op 8

    John Mark Ainsley (tenor)

    Corydon Singers and Orchestra

    Matthew Best (conductor)

    Honegger: Une Cantate de Noel

    James Rutherford, (baritone)

    BBC National Chorus of Wales

    Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum

    Dean Close School Chamber Choir

    Robert Court (organ)

    BBC National Orchestra of Wales

    Thierry Fischer (conductor).

    Vocal music for Christmas: Finzi's Dies Natalis and Honegger's Une Cantate de Noel.

    East Of Eden And Rebel Without A Cause20150920

    Following on from today's Sunday Feature marking the 60th anniversary of "Rebel Without a Cause", a chance to hear Leonard Rosenman's complete scores for the film, preceded by that for "East of Eden". The London Sinfonietta is conducted by John Adams.

    Enescu Violin Sonata No 320160604

    Enescu's Third Violin Sonata (subtitled "dans le caractère populaire roumain") performed by former New Generation Artist Tai Murray with pianist Gilles Vonsattel.

    Finzi: Dies Natalis20131215

    Gerald Finzi's cantata, Dies Natalis, in the classic recording by Wilfred Brown with the English Chamber Orchestra conducted by the composer's son, Christopher.

    Henryk Gorecki20151004

    Yesterday, the BBC Symphony Orchestra turned the spotlight on Henryk Gorecki in a day of concerts at the Barbican, London, in Total Immersion: Henryk Gorecki - Polish Pioneer. The day included this performance of his String Quartet no.2 (Quasi una fantasia) played by the Silesian String Quartet. Another concert from the day can be heard in Tuesday's Radio 3 In Concert.

    Hk Gruber - Dancing In The Dark20130930

    HK Gruber conducts the BBC Philharmonic in his own work Dancing in the Dark.

    BBC Philharmonic play HK Gruber's Dancing in the Dark, conducted by the composer.

    Jcf Bach20160125
    Jcf Bach20160125

    The New Bach Collegium Musicum of Leipzig performs JCF Bach's Symphony in B flat.

    Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach's Symphony in B flat, WI/20, performed by the New Bach Collegium Musicum of Leipzig, conducted by Burkhard Glaetzner.

    JCF Bach20160314

    JCF Bach20160314

    Burkhard Glaetzner conducts the New Bach Collegium Musicum in JCF Bach's Symphony in C.

    JCF Bach20160314

    Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach's Symphony in C major, W I/6 played by the New Bach Collegium Musicum of Leipzig, conducted by Burkhard Glaetzner.

    Jcf Bach20160314

    Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach's Symphony in C major, W I/6 played by the New Bach Collegium Musicum of Leipzig, conducted by Burkhard Glaetzner.

    Kurt Atterberg20160605

    On the eve of Swedish National Day and as a prologue to Through the Night's Celebration of all things Swedish, a chance to hear the fourth and sixth symphonies of Kurt Atterberg, both conducted by Ari Rasilainen.

    Kurt Atterberg20160605

    Mahan Esfahani20150914

    Mahan Esfahani20150914

    Former Radio 3 New Generation Artist Mahan Esfahani performs harpsichord music.

    Mahan Esfahani20150914

    Former Radio 3 New Generation Artist Mahan Esfahani performs harpsichord music.

    Mahan Esfahani20150914

    Mahan Esfahani20150914

    A selection of harpsichord music played by the presenter of this evening's Sunday Feature, former Radio 3 New Generation Artist Mahan Esfahani.

    Mahan Esfahani20150914

    A selection of harpsichord music played by the presenter of this evening's Sunday Feature, former Radio 3 New Generation Artist Mahan Esfahani.

    Modigliani Quartet20151213

    Ravel's F major Quartet, and Dohnanyi's Quartet no.3 in A minor, Op.33 performed by the Modigliani Quartet in a concert first heard earlier this year from the Edinburgh International Festival.

    Music For Buchner

    Music For Buchner20110220

    A musical epilogue to Radio 3's week-long focus on the nineteenth-century German playwright Georg Buchner.

    Alban BERG: 3 Fragments from 'Wozzeck' for soprano and orchestra

    Renee Fleming (soprano),

    New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra,

    James Levine (conductor)

    Gottfried von EINEM: Dantons Tod - suite (excerpts)

    Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra

    Cornelius Meister (conductor).

    A musical epilogue to Radio 3's focus on German playwright Georg Buchner.

    Nachtmusique20151205

    Nachtmusique20151205

    Mozart's Adagio in F for Clarinet and 3 Basset Horns K580a, and his great Serenade in B flat major for 13 Wind Instruments, K361, performed by Nachtmusique and first heard at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival.

    Nachtmusique20151205

    Mozart's Adagio in F for Clarinet and 3 Basset Horns K580a, and his great Serenade in B flat major for 13 Wind Instruments, K361, performed by Nachtmusique and first heard at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival.

    Nachtmusique20151205

    Mozart's Adagio in F for Clarinet and 3 Basset Horns K580a, and his great Serenade in B flat major for 13 Wind Instruments, K361, performed by Nachtmusique and first heard at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival.

    Pathetique20160417

    BBC Philharmonic conducted by Vassily Sinaisky performs Tchaikovsky's Symphony No.6 in B minor (Pathétique), Op.74.

    Pathetique20160417

    Piano - Annie Fischer20121027

    Piano Season on the BBC: Annie Fischer was Peter Donohoe's choice in his survey of '50 Great Pianists' in this morning's Breakfast show. Now, a chance to hear Annie Fischer's legendary 1959 account of Mozart's Piano Concerto no 22 in E flat major K 482, conducted by Wolfgang Sawallisch with the Philharmonia Orchestra.

    Programme Catalogue - Details: 03 September 199019900903

    Producer: UNKNOWN

    Next in series: BLACKHEATH CONCERT HALL

    Previous in series: ZUZANA PAULECKOVA (PIANO)

    Broadcast history

    03 Sep 1990 16:45-17:30 (RADIO 3)

    Recorded on 1986-12-20.

    Programme Catalogue - Details: Blackheath Concert Hall19910615

    Producer: J. ROLES

    Next in series: MICHAEL CHANCE

    Previous in series: 03 September 1990

    Broadcast history

    15 Jun 1991 18:30-19:15 (RADIO 3)

    29 Nov 1991 16:15-17:00 (RADIO 3)

    Recorded on 1990-12-16.

    Programme Catalogue - Details: Blackheath Concert Hall19911129

    First broadcast on 1991-06-15

    Producer: J. ROLES

    Next in series: MICHAEL CHANCE

    Previous in series: 03 September 1990

    Broadcast history

    15 Jun 1991 18:30-19:15 (RADIO 3)

    29 Nov 1991 16:15-17:00 (RADIO 3)

    Recorded on 1990-12-16.

    Programme Catalogue - Details: Zuzana Pauleckova (piano)19900818

    Producer: R. LAYTON

    Next in series: 03 September 1990

    Previous in series: 09 May 1982

    Broadcast history

    18 Aug 1990 23:25-00:00 (RADIO 3)

    Recorded on 1988-10-20.

    Respighi's Pines Of Rome And Adagio Con Variazione20151101

    Respighi's intensely romantic symphonic poem Pines of Rome played by the Philharmonia, conducted by Yan Pascal Tortelier followed by the Adagio con variazione for cello and orchestra performed by Raphael Wallfisch and the Bournemouth Sinfonietta under Tamas Vasary.

    Richard Strauss For Violin20160228

    Thomas Albertus Irnberger performs two early works for violin composed by Richard Strauss - his Violin Sonata in E flat major, Op.18, with Michael Korstick, piano; and his Violin Concerto in D minor, Op.8, with the Israel Chamber Orchestra conducted by Martin Sieghart.

    Salomon Jadassohn20160221

    Music by neglected composer Salomon Jadassohn (1831-1902) performed by the Brandenburg State Orchestra of Frankfurt, conducted by Howard Griffiths. His first and last symphonies are separated by his lyrical Cavatina for violin and orchestra.

    Schumann20150927

    Schumann20150927

    A chance to hear members of the BBC New Generation Artists scheme perform music by Schumann, in recordings made specially for Radio 3.

    Schumann: Märchenbilder, Op 113

    Lise Berthaud (viola), Adam Laloum (piano)

    Schumann: Etudes en forme de variations, Op 13

    Zhang Zuo (piano).

    Schumann20150927

    A chance to hear members of the BBC New Generation Artists scheme perform music by Schumann, in recordings made specially for Radio 3.

    Schumann: Märchenbilder, Op 113

    Lise Berthaud (viola), Adam Laloum (piano)

    Schumann: Etudes en forme de variations, Op 13

    Zhang Zuo (piano).

    Schumann From Fanny And Alexander20150405

    A selection of music used in the original Ingmar Bergman film of "Fanny and Alexander": Schumann: Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op.44 (Signum Quartet with Igor Levit) and Schumann: Symphony No.4 in D minor, Op.120 (original 1841 version, performed by BBC Philharmonic, conductor Juanjo Mena).

    Shakespeare by Finzi20160424

    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.

    Shakespeare by Finzi20160424

    Shostakovich20150223

    Shostakovich20150223

    The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra under Riccardo Chailly plays Shostakovich's Jazz Suite.

    Shostakovich20150223

    The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra under Riccardo Chailly plays Shostakovich's Jazz Suite.

    Shostakovich20150223

    Shostakovich20150223

    Dmitri Shostakovich's Second Jazz Suite. written in 1938 for the Soviet State Orchestra for Jazz and subtitled "Suite for Promenade Orchestra".

    Shostakovich: Jazz Suite No.2

    Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

    Riccardo Chailly, conductor.

    Shostakovich20150223

    Dmitri Shostakovich's Second Jazz Suite. written in 1938 for the Soviet State Orchestra for Jazz and subtitled "Suite for Promenade Orchestra".

    Shostakovich: Jazz Suite No.2

    Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

    Riccardo Chailly, conductor.

    Strauss's Macbeth20150518

    Richard Strauss's Macbeth played by the Dresden Staatskapelle conducted by Rudolf Kempe.

    Richard Strauss's 1888 symphonic poem Macbeth, in a recording the Dresden Staatskapelle and Rudolf Kempe made in 1974.

    Richard Strauss: Macbeth, Op 23

    Staatskapelle Dresden

    Rudolf Kempe, conductor.

    Takacs Quartet20151227

    Another chance to hear part of a concert from the 2014 Edinburgh International Festival, in which the Takacs Quartet played Janacek's String Quartet No.2 (Intimate Letters) and Smetana's String Quartet No.1 in E minor (From My Life).

    Tchaikovsky String Quartet

    The Other Side Of El Cid20160117

    The Other Side Of El Cid20160117
    The Other Side Of El Cid20160117

    The drama of El Cid realised in colourful scores for stage and screen by Massenet and Rozsa.

    Massenet: Le Cid - Ballet Suite

    City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

    conductor Louis Frémaux

    Rozsa: El Cid - Film Music

    Graunke Symphony Orchestra

    conductor Miklos Rozsa.

    Vilde Frang, Milana Chernyavska20110507

    Recorded at The Sage Gateshead, the young Norwegian violinist Vilde Frang and Ukrainian pianist Milana Chernyavska perform sonatas by Richard Strauss & Bla Bartok.

    STRAUSS - Sonata for violin and piano in E flat, Op.18

    BARTOK - Sonata for solo violin.

    Vilde Frang performs the Violin Sonata by Strauss and Bartok's Solo Violin Sonata.

    Vivaldi, Lyapunov, Coates, The Beatles

    Weinberg From Wyastone Leys20110528

    Chamber music by one of the 20th century's forgotten musical stars, performed at the Wyastone Leys concert hall in the Monmouthshire countryside.

    Moisey (Mieczyslaw) Weinberg's Jewish heritage meant that his career was all but destroyed, first in Poland then in exile in the Soviet Union.

    Only now is his work re-emerging as a worthy counterpart to the music of Shostakovich and Prokofiev.

    Weinberg: Piano Quintet op.18

    Kopelman Quartet, Elizaveta Kopelman (piano)

    repeat.

    The Kopelman Quartet and Elizaveta Kopelman (piano) in Weinberg's Piano Quintet, Op 18.

    Zemlinsky20150608

    Thomas Dausgaard conducts the Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Zemlinsky.

    Zemlinsky's Overture to his opera Sarema and Sinfonietta, Op.23 performed by the Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Thomas Dausgaard.

    Zukerman Chamber Players20151129

    Kodaly's Duo for Violin and Cello, Op.7 and Mendelssohn's Piano Trio in D minor, Op.49, performed by the Zukerman Chamber Players and first heard in a concert from the 2013 Edinburgh International Festival.