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20090228
20090328
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.

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
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)

  • 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
    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.

    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
    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.

    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
    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.

    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.

    20090919
    20110702

    SCHUMANN Fantasiestűcke Op.88 (1842)

    Magnus Johnston (violin), Guy Johnston (cello), Izabella Simon (piano)

    SCHUMANN Andante and Variations Op.46 (1843)

    Steven Isserlis (cello 1), Guy Johnston (cello 2 ), Nicholas Korth (horn), Denes Varjon (piano 1), Izabella Simon (piano 2 ).

    Steven Isserlis and friends perform music by Schumann at the 2011 Cheltenham Festival.

    20130629

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

    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

    Stephen Hough, piano.

    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

    20151122

    Classical music recital.

    20151122

    Classical music recital.

    20170226

    20170226

    Classical music recital.

    20170521

    Classical music recital.

    A performance of Rachmaninov's All-Night Vigil given last October in St Giles' Church, Cripplegate, by the BBC Singers under the Russian-American conductor Elena Sharkova. Written in 1915 and first performed in the same year, the majority of movements in the All-Night Vigil are based on chant. Despite having stopped attending church services, the work is the culmination of twenty years' interest Rachmaninov had shown towards Russian Orthodox liturgy.

    20170809

    Classical music recital.

    21/05/201720170521

    Classical music recital.

    A performance of Rachmaninov's All-Night Vigil given last October in St Giles' Church, Cripplegate, by the BBC Singers under the Russian-American conductor Elena Sharkova. Written in 1915 and first performed in the same year, the majority of movements in the All-Night Vigil are based on chant. Despite having stopped attending church services, the work is the culmination of twenty years' interest Rachmaninov had shown towards Russian Orthodox liturgy.

    Amaryllis Quartet20170618

    The Amaryllis Quartet perform Haydn and Beethoven at the 2016 Edinburgh Festival.

    Antonio Carlos Gomes20160612

    Following on from today's Sunday Feature, a chance to hear more music by the Brazilian composer including his Sonata in D played by Quatuor Bessler-Reis and Act 1 of his best-known opera Il Guarany, with Placido Domingo in the title role.

    Following on from today's Sunday Feature, a chance to hear more music by the Brazilian composer including his Sonata in D played by Quatuor Bessler-Reis and Act 1 of his best-known opera Il Guarany, with Placido Domingo in the title role.

    Arthur Sullivan20150919

    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.

    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.

    Arthur Sullivan20161009
    Arthur Sullivan20161009

    Arthur Sullivan20161009

    Classical music recital.

    Avishai Cohen20170312

    Avishai Cohen20170312

    Influential bass player Avishai Cohen, with his pianist Omri Mor and drummer Itamar Doari, join the BBC Concert Orchestra and conductor Bastien Stil at the Barbican in London for a concert recorded last month of original music, traditional Ladino songs, and songs from the Middle East.

    Avishai Cohen: Overture 'Noam' Op1; Hayo Hayta; Song for my Brother

    Ladino Trad: Puncha Puncha

    Mordechai Ze'ira: Two Roses

    Thad Jones: A Child is Born

    Trad: Arab Medley; Morenika

    Avishai Cohen: Alon Basela; Seven Seas

    Avishai Cohen (bass)

    Omri Mor (piano)

    Itmar Doari (drums)

    BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Bastien Stil.

    Baroque from BBC NOW20161030

    Baroque From Bbc Now20161030

    Baroque violinist Rachel Podger leads the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in some of her favourite works from the mid-1600s and early 1700s.

    BBC National Orchestra of Wales

    director Rachel Podger (violin)

    Handel: Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op 6 No 6

    Bach: Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV1041

    Biber: Battalia

    Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in A, RV348

    Bach: Air (Orchestral Suite No.3 in D, BWV1068).

    Baroque from BBC NOW20161030

    Baroque violinist Rachel Podger leads the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in some of her favourite works from the mid-1600s and early 1700s.

    BBC National Orchestra of Wales

    director Rachel Podger (violin)

    Handel: Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op 6 No 6

    Bach: Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV1041

    Biber: Battalia

    Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in A, RV348

    Bach: Air (Orchestral Suite No.3 in D, BWV1068).

    BBC Philharmonic20170108

    BBC Philharmonic20170108

    The BBC Philharmonic play Stravinsky's Scènes de Ballet (conducted by Dmitri Jurowski) and Rimsky-Korsakov's Symphonic Suite: Sheherazade (conducted by Juanjo Mena).

    BBC Philharmonic20170423

    BBC Philharmonic20170423

    Andrew Litton conducts the BBC Philharmonic in music by Berlioz and Shostakovich.

    BBC Philharmonic20170423

    BBC Philharmonic, conducted by Andrew Litton, play Berlioz' Overture: Roman Carnival and Shostakovich's Symphony No.11 (The Year 1905).

    BBC Philharmonic Plays Brahms20160403

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

    BBC Philharmonic Somme Commemoration20161113

    Bbc Philharmonic Somme Commemoration20161113

    On July 1 1916, around 650 Salford men, mostly in the Salford Pals battalion of the Lancashire Fusiliers, died on the first day of one of Britain's most brutal battles.

    Recorded on July 1 this year at a special concert at Salford University to commemorate the "Pals" and the start of the Battle of Somme, the world premiere of Steve Davismoon's "God's Own, Caught in No Man's Land" was presented alongside music written by composers who fought in the First World War. Using special field recordings from places that the Salford Pals would have known well, (both at home in Salford, and from the places they went to be trained to fight), popular songs that they would have sung together and also texts by poet Winifred Letts, written in 1916, Steve Davismoon intended to create "an aural bridge of remembrance between us in Salford today that extends back to those hundreds of Salford families whose world was shattered".

    George Butterworth: A Shropshire Lad

    BBC Philharmonic/Michael Seal

    Cecil Coles: Estaminet du Carrefour (Suite: Behind the Lines)

    Steve Davismoon: God's Own, Caught in No Man's Land

    Taylor Wilson - Mezzo-soprano

    Gordon Munro - Narrator

    Melodico Ensemble.

    BBC Philharmonic Somme Commemoration20161113

    On July 1 1916, around 650 Salford men, mostly in the Salford Pals battalion of the Lancashire Fusiliers, died on the first day of one of Britain's most brutal battles.

    Recorded on July 1 this year at a special concert at Salford University to commemorate the Pals and the start of the Battle of Somme, the world premiere of Steve Davismoon's God's Own, Caught in No Man's Land was presented alongside music written by composers who fought in the First World War. Using special field recordings from places that the Salford Pals would have known well, (both at home in Salford, and from the places they went to be trained to fight), popular songs that they would have sung together and also texts by poet Winifred Letts, written in 1916, Steve Davismoon intended to create an aural bridge of remembrance between us in Salford today that extends back to those hundreds of Salford families whose world was shattered.

    George Butterworth: A Shropshire Lad

    BBC Philharmonic/Michael Seal

    Cecil Coles: Estaminet du Carrefour (Suite: Behind the Lines)

    BBC Philharmonic/Michael Seal

    Steve Davismoon: God's Own, Caught in No Man's Land

    BBC Philharmonic/Michael Seal

    Taylor Wilson - Mezzo-soprano

    Gordon Munro - Narrator

    Melodico Ensemble.

    BBC Scottish SO20170507

    Ligeti and Henze from the BBC Scottish SO, conducted by Matthias Pintscher.

    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 Singers20161205

    BBC Singers20161205

    Martyn Brabbins conducts the BBC Singers in Britten's work AMDG.

    Bbc Singers20161205

    The BBC Singers, conducted by Martyn Brabbins perform Benjamin Britten's 7 Settings of Gerald Manley Hopkins "A.M.D.G".

    Martyn Brabbins conducts the BBC Singers in Britten's work AMDG.

    The BBC Singers, conducted by Martyn Brabbins perform Benjamin Britten's 7 Settings of Gerard Manley Hopkins "A.M.D.G" and Jonathan Harvey's "I Love the Lord".

    BBC Singers20161205

    The BBC Singers, conducted by Martyn Brabbins perform Benjamin Britten's 7 Settings of Gerald Manley Hopkins A.M.D.G.

    BBC Singers20161205

    The BBC Singers, conducted by Martyn Brabbins perform Benjamin Britten's 7 Settings of Gerard Manley Hopkins A.M.D.G and Jonathan Harvey's I Love the Lord.

    BBC Singers - Jonathan Harvey20161120

    BBC Singers - Jonathan Harvey20161120

    BBC Singers - Jonathan Harvey20161120

    Music by Jonathan Harvey performed by Sound Intermedia, the BBC Singers and conductor Martyn Brabbins.

    Bbc Singers - Jonathan Harvey20161120

    Music by Jonathan Harvey performed by Sound Intermedia, the BBC Singers and conductor Martyn Brabbins.

    BBC Singers at BASCA20170212

    BBC Singers at BASCA20170212

    The BBC Singers and conductor James Morgan give a concert at St. Giles' Cripplegate featuring music by composers from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) and its European counterparts.

    The pieces have been drawn competitively following a Europe-wide call for scores and showcase works from award-winning, multi-cultural and highly talented composers from the UK, Ireland, Bulgaria and Italy.

    BBC Symphony Orchestra and Guildhall New Music Ensemble20151108

    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.

    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

    Guildhall New Music Ensemble

    Richard Baker (conductor)

    Debussy: The Martyrdom of St Sebastian - symphonic fragments

    BBC Symphony Orchestra

    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.

    Beethoven from Cheltenham20110604

    A memorable peformance of Beethoven's famous Piano Trio No.6, the 'Archduke', given by the Haydn Trio Eisenstadt at the 2009 Cheltenham Music Festival.

    Haydn Trio Eisenstadt perform Beethoven's Archduke Trio at the Cheltenham Music Festival.

    Benjamin Grosvenor20140831

    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).

    Benjamin Grosvenor20140831

    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).

    Benjamin Grosvenor20140831

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

    Boulez and Ravel20160918

    Boulez And Ravel20160918

    Two French tributes to a lost Vienna: Ravel's La Valse and Boulez's Le Marteau sans maître. Extracts from both pieces featured earlier this evening in "The Listening Service", but this is a chance to hear them in full.

    Ravel: La Valse

    Martha Argerich, Sergio Tiempo (pianos)

    Boulez: Le Marteau sans maître

    Hilary Summers (contralto)

    Ensemble Intercontemporain

    Pierre Boulez.

    Boulez and Ravel20160918

    Two French tributes to a lost Vienna: Ravel's La Valse and Boulez's Le Marteau sans maître. Extracts from both pieces featured earlier this evening in The Listening Service, but this is a chance to hear them in full.

    Ravel: La Valse

    Martha Argerich, Sergio Tiempo (pianos)

    Boulez: Le Marteau sans maître

    Hilary Summers (contralto)

    Ensemble Intercontemporain

    Pierre Boulez.

    Britten - String Quartet No 220160530

    Britten - String Quartet No 220160530

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

    Britten - String Quartet No 220160530

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

    Britten - String Quartet No 220160530

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

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

    Britten In The '50s

    Britten in the '50s20091107
    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

    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.

    Chabrier for Piano20160220

    Chabrier for Piano20160220

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

    Chabrier For Piano20160220

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

    Chi-chi Nwanoku20090405
    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.

    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

    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).

    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

    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).

    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.

    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 Natalis

    Dies Natalis20091225
    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.

    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

    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.

    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 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.

    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.

    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.

    Friedrich Gernsheim20170206

    Friedrich Gernsheim20170206

    Oliver Triendl (piano) and the Gemeaux Quartet in Friedrich Gernsheim's Piano Quintet No 2

    Friedrich Gernsheim20170206

    Oliver Triendl and the Gemeaux Quartet perform the Piano Quintet No 2 in B minor, Op 63, (1897) of the little-known German composer Friedrich Gernsheim (1839-1916).

    Giles Swayne at 7020160703

    Giles Swayne At 7020160703

    Giles Swayne has long been a distinctive voice in the British choral scene and the BBC Singers have been singing his music for the last four decades. In a special studio recording the BBC Singers, along with conductor Andrew Griffiths, commemorate the composer's 70th birthday.

    Giles Swayne: Missa Tiburtina

    Giles Swayne: The Tiger

    Another of the composers that pushes the boundaries of choral music is Robert Saxton. His Five Motets, conducted by Nicholas Kok, round off this hour of the BBC Singers at their best.

    Robert Saxton: Five Motets.

    Giles Swayne at 7020160703

    Giles Swayne has long been a distinctive voice in the British choral scene and the BBC Singers have been singing his music for the last four decades. In a special studio recording the BBC Singers, along with conductor Andrew Griffiths, commemorate the composer's 70th birthday.

    Giles Swayne: Missa Tiburtina

    Giles Swayne: The Tiger

    Another of the composers that pushes the boundaries of choral music is Robert Saxton. His Five Motets, conducted by Nicholas Kok, round off this hour of the BBC Singers at their best.

    Robert Saxton: Five Motets.

    Glass Night20170129

    Glass Night20170129

    Tom McKinney presents an all-night celebration of the music of Philip Glass, focusing on his epic early masterpiece Music In Twelve Parts, which lasts some three and a half hours. Philip Glass is recognised as one of the greatest of the so-called Minimalist composers who developed their radical new style of music in the bohemian atmosphere of the New York City downtown loft scene of the 1960s.

    Glass had studied classical composition but was looking for a new kind of musical language. He formed the Philip Glass Ensemble, an amplified group including several electric keyboards, wind instruments (saxophones, flutes), and soprano voices. The group played loud and rhythmic music that had the attack and excitement of rock music, very different from the refined sounds of the classical concert hall, and they tended to perform in unorthodox venues such as loft spaces.

    Glass's music for his ensemble culminated in Music in Twelve Parts (1971-1974), which began as a single piece with twelve instrumental parts but developed into a cycle of twelve substantial pieces. This broadcast will also include shorter works by Glass written for his ensemble from this period: Music with Changing Parts, Music in Similar Motion, Music in Contrary Motion and Music in Fifths. All in all, a blockbuster six hours of hypnotic minimalism.

    Glass Night20170129

    Tom McKinney presents an all-night celebration of the music of Philip Glass.

    Glassworks20170304

    Glassworks20170304

    Philip Glass's Glassworks is performed by the Guildhall New Music Ensemble conducted by Richard Benjafield, in a recording from Milton Court, London, as part of the BBC Philip Glass at 80 Total Immersion weekend.

    Recorded at Milton Court on January 28th 2017

    Philip Glass: Glassworks

    No.1: Opening

    No.2: Floe

    No.3: Island

    No.4: Rubric

    No.5. Facades

    No.6: Closing

    The Guildhall New Music Ensemble:

    Flutes: Antonia Berg, Simon Williams

    Soprano saxophones: Tammy Clark-Barrett, Thomas Gimson

    Tenor saxophones: Finlay McEwen, Max Ellenberger

    Horns: Ben Pollock, Oliver Johnson

    Viola: Ruth Kemna

    Cello: Akito Goto

    Piano: Jason Gong

    Synthesizer: Ben Smith

    Richard Benjafield (conductor)

    Glassworks, written in 1981, was one of the first pieces by the American composer to achieve cult status. Written in a new 'romantic' style that was a departure from Glass's more hard-edged minimalist sound world, it is scored for flute, soprano and tenor saxophones, piano, synthesizer, horns and strings.

    Goldberg Variations

    Goldberg Variations20091114
    Gould's Goldberg20160710

    Gould's Goldberg20160710

    The late 1981 recording of Glenn Gould performing Bach's monumental Goldberg Variations, BWV.988.

    Gould's Goldberg20160710

    The late 1981 recording of Glenn Gould performing Bach's monumental Goldberg Variations, BWV.988.

    Heino Eller20170506

    Music by Estonian composer Heino Eller.

    Henry Hugo Pierson's Macbeth20170501

    A rare chance to hear Henry Hugo Pierson's symphonic poem, Macbeth, Op 54.

    Henryk Gorecki20151004

    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.

    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

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

    HK Gruber - Dancing in the Dark20130930

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

    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.

    Hough Plays Rachmaninov and Bowen20160911

    Hough Plays Rachmaninov And Bowen20160911

    Three virtuoso pianist composers in one programme. Stephen Hough - himself an accomplished composer - in a complete performance of the work discussed earlier this evening by Tom Service and Lucy Parham in "The Listening Service", Rachmaninov's Second Piano Concerto. This is paired with the dramatic and virtuosic 5th Sonata by his younger contemporary, York Bowen. Bowen has often unfairly been dubbed "the English Rachmaninov", but in this sonata, at least, the comparison does neither composer an injustice.

    Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor, Op 18

    Stephen Hough, piano

    Dallas Symphony Orchestra

    conductor Andrew Litton

    York Bowen: Piano Sonata No 5 in F minor, Op 72

    Hough Plays Rachmaninov and Bowen20160911

    Three virtuoso pianist composers in one programme. Stephen Hough - himself an accomplished composer - in a complete performance of the work discussed earlier this evening by Tom Service and Lucy Parham in The Listening Service, Rachmaninov's Second Piano Concerto. This is paired with the dramatic and virtuosic 5th Sonata by his younger contemporary, York Bowen. Bowen has often unfairly been dubbed the English Rachmaninov, but in this sonata, at least, the comparison does neither composer an injustice.

    Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor, Op 18

    Stephen Hough, piano

    Dallas Symphony Orchestra

    conductor Andrew Litton

    York Bowen: Piano Sonata No 5 in F minor, Op 72

    Stephen Hough, piano.

    International Women's Day: Speak Out20170308

    International Women's Day: Speak Out20170308

    One child, one pen, one teacher, one book can change our world.

    Radio 3 presents the world premiere of a work specially commissioned for International Women's Day, Speak Out. Composer Kate Whitley sets the words of Malala Yousafzai from her 2013 United Nations speech about the right of every girl to education. We hear the piece performed by the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales, and BBC Choir of the Year finalists Cor y Cwm, all conducted by Xian Zhang. Plus interviews with Kate Whitley and the performers.

    You can hear the full concert in Radio 3 in Concert tomorrow at 7.30pm.

    JCF Bach20160125

    JCF Bach20160125

    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 Bach20160125

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

    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

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

    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.

    John Metcalf20170326

    John Metcalf20170326

    A work composed by John Metcalf.

    Kenneth Hesketh20170520

    Clare Hammond performs piano music by contemporary British composer Kenneth Hesketh.

    Kimmo Hakola Clarinet Concerto20131006

    Kimmo Hakola's Clarinet Concerto, performed by Kari Kriikku with the Ulster Orchestra conducted by Tuomas Hannikainen.

    Kurt Atterberg20160605

    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

    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.

    Liszt20110924

    Three dark orchestral pieces by Franz Liszt including the Two Episodes from Lenau's Faust, performed by the BBC SSO and their Principal Guest Conductor, Ilan Volkov.

    Liszt: Le triomphe funebre de Tasse; Two Episodes from Lenau's Faust.

    BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Ilan Volkov (conductor).

    Ilan Volkov conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in music by Liszt.

    Liszt-Wagner20130526

    Pianists Jorge Bolet and Daniel Barenboim play three of Liszt's transcriptions of Wagner, with music from the operas Tannhäuser and Rienzi.

    Liszt: Overture to Wagner's Tannhäuser, S442

    Jorge Bolet, piano

    Liszt: Entry of the Guests on the Wartburg (Tannhäuser), S445 No 1; Santo spirito cavaliere - Fantasy on themes from Rienzi, S439

    Daniel Barenboim, piano.

    London Jazz Festival20161211

    London Jazz Festival20161211

    Hear exciting experimental pianist and composer Francesco Tristano in collaboration with the BBC Concert Orchestra under the baton of its Principal Conductor Keith Lockhart. Causing as much of a stir in the club scene as in classical concert halls, Tristano works across the electronic and Baroque, dance music and the avant-garde and is a committed disregarder of limits and rigid practices in music.

    This concert, recorded live at the Royal Festival Hall as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival, opens with a virtuoso performance of Bach's Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052 followed by Tristano's own solo study 'La franciscana', based on Balkan composite rhythm, which has become a cult classic in his repertoire and a crowd favourite - always requested in shows.

    The concert closes with the UK premiere of Tristano's own largely improvised 'free piano concert' Island Nation, which makes several references to electronic dance music, while being written in the symphonic idiom.

    London Jazz Festival20161211

    Hear exciting experimental pianist and composer Francesco Tristano in collaboration with the BBC Concert Orchestra under the baton of its Principal Conductor Keith Lockhart. Causing as much of a stir in the club scene as in classical concert halls, Tristano works across the electronic and Baroque, dance music and the avant-garde and is a committed disregarder of limits and rigid practices in music.

    This concert, recorded live at the Royal Festival Hall as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival, opens with a virtuoso performance of Bach's Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052 followed by Tristano's own solo study 'La franciscana', based on Balkan composite rhythm, which has become a cult classic in his repertoire and a crowd favourite - always requested in shows.

    The concert closes with the UK premiere of Tristano's own largely improvised 'free piano concert' Island Nation, which makes several references to electronic dance music, while being written in the symphonic idiom.

    Lyric Pieces20170116

    Lyric Pieces20170116

    A selection of Grieg's Lyric Pieces performed by pianist Leif Ove Andsnes.

    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

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

    Mahan Esfahani20150914

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

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

    Mahler: Symphony No 120161023

    Mahler: Symphony No 120161023

    Mahler's first symphony performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales with their Principal Conductor Thomas Sondergard.

    Mahler: Symphony No 120161023

    Mahler's first symphony performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales with their Principal Conductor Thomas Sondergard.

    Modigliani Quartet20151213

    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.

    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.

    Mozart

    Mozart20100410
    Music for Buchner

    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.

    Music for Buchner20110220

    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.

    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).

    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.

    Music on the Brink of Destruction20170319

    Music on the Brink of Destruction20170319

    Ian Skelly presents works performed during a recent concert that surveyed music written and performed in the Terezin and Warsaw ghettos - Music on the Brink of Destruction. Dovid Ayznshtat's Passover Cantata Chad Gadya, recently discovered in an old manuscript folder in Cape Town in 2012 by Dr. Stephen Muir, features alongside another newly unearthed work - Gideon Klein's melodrama, The Poplar Tree, uncovered in the archive of Prague's Jewish museum by Dr. David Fligg. The Clothworkers Consort of Leeds perform with pianist Věra Müllerová, violinist Benjamin Nabarro, Viola player Krzysztof Chorzelski and cellist Gemma Rosefield. Plus a UK Premiere, by the Leonore Piano Trio, of Soviet Holocaust music by the Mikhail Gnesin, and pianist Leo Nicholson accompanies Sam Carl, Emily Kyte and James Way in songs by composers from the Theresienstadt ghetto.

    Dovid Ayznshtat (arr/reconstructed by Stephen Muir): Cantata: Chad Gadya

    The Clothworkers Consort of Leeds

    Benjamin Nabarro (violin)

    Krzysztof Chorzelski (viola)

    Gemma Rosefield (cello)

    Stephen Muir (cond)

    Anon (arr. Stephen Muir): Ani Ma'amin

    Dovid Beyglman (Isaiah Shpigl - lyrics) (arr. Stephen Muir): Nit kayn rozhinkes, nit kayn mandlen

    The Clothworkers Consort of Leeds

    Stephen Muir (cond)

    Dmitry Pokrass (Hirsh Glik - lyrics) (arr. Joseph Toltz): Zog nit keynmol az du keyst dem letstn veg

    The Clothworkers Consort of Leeds

    Věra Müllerová (piano)

    Stephen Muir (cond)

    Gideon Klein: String Trio

    Benjamin Nabarro (violin)

    Krzysztof Chorzelski (viola)

    Gemma Rosefield (cello)

    Pavel Haas: Four Songs on Chinese Poetry, No. 4 (Probděná)

    Sam Carl (bass-baritone)

    Leo Nicholson (piano)

    Martin Roman: Karussell, Wir reiten auf hölzernen Pferden

    Emily Kyte (mezzo)

    Leo Nicholson (piano)

    Viktor Ullmann: Geistliche Lieder Op. 20 No. 1 - Um Mitternacht, im Schlafe schon

    James Way (tenor)

    Leo Nicholson (piano)

    Gideon Klein: Topol (The Poplar Tree)

    Věra Müllerová (piano)

    David Fligg (narrator)

    Hans Krása: Passacaglia and Fugue for string trio

    Benjamin Nabarro (violin)

    Krzysztof Chorzelski (viola)

    Gemma Rosefield (cello)

    Mikhail Gnesin: To the Memory of Our Dead Children, Op. 63

    Leonore Piano Trio

    Zikmund Schul: Two Chassidic Dances Op. 15

    Benjamin Nabarro (violin)

    Gemma Rosefield (cello).

    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.

    New England Tryptich20110917

    Three orchestral pieces by William Schuman, based on 18th-century American hymn tunes by William Billings. Clark Rundell conducts the BBC Philharmonic.

    Clark Rundell conducts the BBC Philharmonic in three orchestral pieces by William Schuman.

    Pathetique20160417

    Pathetique20160417

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

    Pathetique20160417

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

    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.

    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.

    Piano - Imogen Cooper20121021

    Piano Season on the BBC: Imogen Cooper's outstanding recording of the great Schubert B flat Sonata D 960. Imogen Cooper says of Schubert 'He has taken up a lot of my waking time for more than 30 years. In fact, you could say that his songs and his piano music have sometimes been close to an obsession for me'.

    Piemontesi in Cheltenham20110709

    Pianist Francesco Piemontesi plays Brahms and Liszt, part of a concert recorded at the Pittville Pump Room during last year's Cheltenham Festival.

    BRAHMS

    25 Variations and fugue on a theme by G.F. Handel, Op.24

    LISZT

    Vallée d'Obermann (Années de Pèlerinage, Première Année - Suisse).

    Pianist Francesco Piemontesi plays Brahms and Liszt at the Cheltenham Festival 2010.

    Pierre Boulez20170129

    Pierre Boulez20170129

    Following on from this evening's Sunday Feature, a chance to hear in full Pierre Boulez's Flute Sonatine and Le Marteau sans Maître, performed by members of the Ensemble Intercontemporain.

    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

    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 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: 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

    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.

    Programme Catalogue - Station

    Radio 3

    Puccini20161203

    Puccini20161203

    Occasional music recitals on Radio 3

    Puccini20161203

    Occasional music recitals on Radio 3

    Respighi's Pines of Rome and Adagio con variazione20151101

    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.

    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 Rodney Bennett20161127

    Richard Rodney Bennett20161127

    More from this most versatile of composers from today's "Total Immersion" Concerts at the Barbican Centre and Guildhall School.

    Richard Rodney Bennett20161127

    More from this most versatile of composers from today's Total Immersion Concerts at the Barbican Centre and Guildhall School.

    Richard Strauss for Violin20160228

    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.

    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

    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.

    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.

    Schoenberg's Society for Private Musical Performances20170102

    Schoenberg's Society for Private Musical Performances20170102

    Music heard in Schoenberg's first season of subscription concerts, set up in November 1918

    Schoenberg's Society for Private Musical Performances20170102

    Music heard in Schoenberg's first season of subscription concerts, set up in November 1918 to promote the appreciation of new music.

    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

    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).

    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

    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

    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.

    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

    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.

    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.

    Shostakovich from Wyastone Leys20110619

    Recorded at the Wyastone Leys concert hall in the Monmouthshire countryside, the Kopelman Quartet play Shostakovich's String Quartet No 10, Op. 118, written in 1964 and dedicated to his friend the composer Moise Weinberg.

    Shostakovich: String Quartet No 10, Op. 118

    Kopelman Quartet.

    The Kopelman Quartet play Shostakovich's String Quartet No 10, Op 118.

    Sibelius20170528

    A sequence of music by Sibelius.

    Sound Frontiers: 194620160924

    Recordings of some of the music first heard in the year the Third Programme was born - from Anton Webern to John Cage.

    Stephen Hough20170611

    Stephen Hough plays music by Franck and Liszt at the 2016 Edinburgh International Festival

    Stephen Hough20170612

    plays music by Franck and Liszt at the 2016 Edinburgh International Festival

    Stephen Hough20170612

    Stephen Hough plays music by Franck and Liszt at the 2016 Edinburgh International Festival

    Steven Isserlis and Robert Levin20170604

    Another chance to hear a concert from the 2016 Edinburgh Festival.

    Stokowski's Tristan20161003

    Stokowski's Tristan20161003

    As a postlude to Tom Service's discussion of Wagner's Tristan und Isolde earlier this evening and last night's broadcast of the whole opera, Stokowski's rich orchestral synthesis of the Love Music from Acts 2 and 3, recorded in 1960 with the Philadelphia Orchestra.

    Stokowski's Tristan20161003

    Philadelphia Orchestra in the Love Music from Acts 2 and 3 of Wagner's Tristan und Isolde.

    Stokowski's Tristan20161003

    Philadelphia Orchestra in the Love Music from Acts 2 and 3 of Wagner's Tristan und Isolde.

    As a postlude to Tom Service's discussion of Wagner's Tristan und Isolde earlier this evening and last night's broadcast of the whole opera, Stokowski's rich orchestral synthesis of the "Love Music" from Acts 2 and 3, recorded in 1960 with the Philadelphia Orchestra.

    Strauss's Macbeth20150518

    Strauss's Macbeth20150518

    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.

    Strauss's Macbeth20150518

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

    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

    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).

    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

    Tchaikovsky String Quartet

    Tchaikovsky String Quartet

    Tchaikovsky String Quartet20110326

    Recorded at the John Innes Centre in Norwich as part of the 2010 Norfolk and Norwich Chamber Music season, the Borodin Quartet performs Tchaikovsky's Second String Quartet.

    TCHAIKOVSKY: String Quartet No 2 in F major, Op.22

    Borodin Quartet.

    The Borodin Quartet performs Tchaikovsky's String Quartet No 2 in F, Op 22.

    Telemann Paris Quartets

    Telemann Paris Quartets20090831
    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.

    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 & Béla 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.

    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.

    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 and 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

    Vivaldi, Lyapunov, Coates, The Beatles

    Vivaldi, Lyapunov, Coates, The Beatles

    Vivaldi, Lyapunov, Coates, The Beatles20110327

    A rare chance to hear the complete First Symphony by Russian Romantic Sergei Lyapunov in this week's request show, presented by Chi-chi Nwanoku. Elsewhere, there's Vivaldi's lush setting of the Beatus Vir, a slightly surprising guest request from Baroque violinist Simon Standage, and a familiar tune - albeit from a different 'request show' - by Eric Coates...

    Zdenek Fibich

    Impression in A Minor, Op.41 no.35

    Radoslav Kvapil (piano)

    UNICORN DKPCD9149 - Track 4

    Vivaldi:

    Beatus Vir

    Schola Cantorum of Oxford and Northern Chamber Orchestra

    conducted by Jeremy Summerly and Nicholas Ward [double choir + orchestra]

    NAXOS 8550767 - Tracks 12-25

    Shostakovich:

    Violin Concerto: II. Scherzo

    Ruth Palmer (violin)

    QUARTZ QTZ2045 - Track 2

    NB. Chi-chi - unfortunately the CD is unavailable so I've sent a copy - no liner notes but I've scripted for you

    Schubert:

    String Quartet no.10 in E Flat, D87

    Belcea Quartet

    EMI 5574192 - Tracks 6-9

    Guest Request - Simon Standage

    The Beatles:

    Ride My Car

    (from the album "Rubber Soul")

    PARLOPHONE 3824182 - Track 1

    Eric Coates:

    By The Sleepy Lagoon

    London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Charles Mackerras

    CLASSICS FOR PLEASURE CDCFPD4456 - Disc 2, Track 1

    Lyapunov:

    Symphony no.1, Op.12

    BBC Philharmonic, conducted by Vassily Sinaisky

    CHANDOS CHAN9080 - Tracks 1-4.

    Chi-chi Nwanoku presents requests, including 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.

    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.

    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.

    Witold Lutoslawski20170703

    The Amaryllis Quartet perform Lutoslawski's String Quartet.

    Zemlinsky20150608

    Zemlinsky20150608

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

    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.

    Zemlinsky20150608

    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

    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.

    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.

    1Korngold String Quartet, Chilingirian/Brodsky Quartets20090523
    2 LASTKorngold String Quartet20090530