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Listen online to the internet radio of BBC Radio 3 live, the second most-listened-to classical music broadcaster radio station in the UK. Listeners are drawn to it for its conservative approach to entertainment. BBC Radio 3 offers a balanced mix of speech-related programmes and classical music. Those who love orchestral concerts will find their interests catered to in the schedule, with "Radio 3 in Concert" airing from 7:30pm to 10pm on weekdays, featuring live concert broadcasts. Every summer, the renowned "BBC Proms" concerts are broadcast live during evening hours on every day of the week. In addition to classical music, the schedule also includes dedicated slots for full-time dramas and discussions about arts and culture. The station's morning programme provides a daily starting point, with Petroc Trelawny hosting on weekdays from 6:30am to 9am, Elizabeth Alker on Saturdays from 7am to 9am, and Martin Handley on Sundays from 7am to 9am.

BBC Radio 3 slogan: "Classical, jazz, folk and world music, drama, documentaries, features…"

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Playlist 14

Kaspar Forster - Sonata a 3 in C minor
04:43Kaspar Forster - Sonata a 3 in C minor
Antonín Dvořák - Slavonic Dance in E minor (Op.46 No.2)
04:37Antonín Dvořák - Slavonic Dance in E minor (Op.46 No.2)
Sergey Prokofiev - Cinderella's waltz from Zolushka [Cinderella] suite no 1, Op 107
04:32Sergey Prokofiev - Cinderella's waltz from Zolushka [Cinderella] suite no 1, Op 107
Isaac Albéniz - Cádiz, from 'Suite española, Op 47' (1887)
04:26Isaac Albéniz - Cádiz, from 'Suite española, Op 47' (1887)
Stanislaw Moniuszko - Polonaise in E flat major [orig for piano]
04:20Stanislaw Moniuszko - Polonaise in E flat major [orig for piano]
Franz Schubert - Der Alpenjager, D.588b (The Alpine hunter) Op 37 no 2
04:14Franz Schubert - Der Alpenjager, D.588b (The Alpine hunter) Op 37 no 2
Franz Liszt - La Campanella
04:08Franz Liszt - La Campanella
Antonio Sacchini - Trio sonata in G major
03:58Antonio Sacchini - Trio sonata in G major
Alexander Borodin - Notturno (Andante) - from String Quartet No.2 in D
03:49Alexander Borodin - Notturno (Andante) - from String Quartet No.2 in D
Alexander Gretchaninov - Cherubic Hymn (Liturgia Domestica)
03:41Alexander Gretchaninov - Cherubic Hymn (Liturgia Domestica)
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BBC Radio 3's programmes14

00:30 - Through the Night
Khachaturian, Rachmaninov and Mussorgsky
A concert by the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra featuring pianist Anna Vinnitskaya.
06:30 - Breakfast
Morning classical
Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3’s classical breakfast show, including the Friday poem.
09:30 - Essential Classics
Your perfect classical playlist
Georgia Mann plays the best in classical music.
13:00 - Classical Live
Specially recorded music from this year's Hay Festival plus music with strong English connections
Specially recorded music and great performances from the UK and beyond.
16:00 - Composer of the Week
Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625), A Legacy Reborn 1620-1625
By 1623 Orlando Gibbons had consolidated his position as the leading musician in the land.
17:00 - In Tune
Drivetime classical
Live music and interviews from the world's finest classical musicians.
19:00 - Classical Mixtape
Power through with classical music
Take time out with a 30-minute soundscape of classical favourites.
19:30 - Friday Night is Music Night
Stage and Screen
Stephen Bell conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in light music classics.
21:45 - The Essay
Bohemians in T-Shirts, Beats
The influence of Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg on postwar US non-conformists. (R)
22:00 - Late Junction
Gone with the wind
Settle in with Verity Sharp and a selection of sonic adventures for your Friday night.
23:30 - 'Round Midnight
Camilla George in Concert
Live recordings from saxophonist Camilla George's set at Tampere Jazz Festival.