BBC Radio 3's schedule today and one week ahead

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00:00 - Classical Fix
Josie Rourke
Clemmie prepares a classical playlist for the radical director of Mary Queen of Scots.
00:00 - Freeness
Deep listening and explosive energy
From a long-running duo combining finger-style acoustic guitar and avant-garde percussion
00:30 - Through the Night
Dvorak, Zelenka and a cantata for flute
Pavel Haas Quartet and La Cetra Baroque Orchestra, Basle, in concert. With Catriona Young.
01:00 - Through the Night
Twinkle, twinkle, little star
Dohnanyi's Variations on a Nursery Tune and Dvorak's Symphony No 7.
07:00 - Breakfast
Sunday - Martin Handley
Martin Handley presents Breakfast, including a Sounds of the Earth slow radio soundscape.
09:00 - Sunday Morning
Sarah Walker with an intriguing musical mix
Sarah Walker chooses uplifting music to complement your morning
12:00 - Private Passions
Patricia Wiltshire
Michael Berkeley’s guest is forensic ecologist Patricia Wiltshire.
13:00 - Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
Wigmore Hall Mondays: Fatma Said and James Vaughan
BBC New Generation Artist Fatma Said performs songs by Schumann and Mendelssohn.
14:00 - The Early Music Show
Johann Christoph Pepusch
The extraordinary life and music of Johann Christoph Pepusch.
15:00 - Choral Evensong
St Davids Cathedral
From St Davids Cathedral (first broadcast 27 May 2009).
16:00 - Jazz Record Requests
31/05/20
Jazz records from across the genre, as requested by Radio 3 listeners.
17:00 - The Listening Service
Wagner’s Ring Cycle: the Ultimate Box Set Binge
Tom Service explores classical music’s ultimate binge-listening box set - The Ring.
17:30 - Words and Music
Light!
From space to painting, science to belief. Readings by Cheryl Campbell and William Houston
18:45 - Between the Ears
The Last Elfdalians
A journey through the mysteries of the endangered Swedish forest language, Elfdalian.
19:15 - The Essay
From the Source, Gaelic Waters
Folk singer Julie Fowlis conjures kelpies, selkies and waterfall banshees from Gaelic song
19:30 - Drama on 3
Lungs
Duncan Macmillan's innovative play finds a couple agonising over whether to have a baby.
21:00 - Record Review Extra
Beethoven's First Symphony
Hannah French presents more music from the freshest recordings in classical music.
23:30 - Slow Radio
The Flying Scotsman
An evocative and immersive journey on the Flying Scotsman from Manchester to Carlisle.
00:00 - Classical Fix
Josie Rourke
Clemmie prepares a classical playlist for the radical director of Mary Queen of Scots.
00:30 - Through the Night
Beethoven from Hanover
Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 2 performed by Lars Vogt. Catriona Young presents.
00:30 - Through the Night
Dvorak, Zelenka and a cantata for flute
Pavel Haas Quartet and La Cetra Baroque Orchestra, Basle, in concert. With Catriona Young.
06:30 - Breakfast
Monday - Petroc's classical rise and shine
Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests.
09:00 - Essential Classics
Ian Skelly
Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music, presented by Ian Skelly.
12:00 - Composer of the Week
Beethoven Unleashed: Return to Form, Meeting an Old Friend
1/5 Donald Macleod explores Beethoven’s revolutionary late return to the ... More >>string quartet.
13:00 - Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
Pianist Stephen Hough live at London's Wigmore Hall
Music by Bach (arr Busoni) and Schumann, live at London's Wigmore Hall.
14:00 - Afternoon Concert
Chopin Plus
The Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra perform Dvorak, Ravel, Schnittke and Mahler.
16:30 - Early Music Now
Recorder rarities
Highlights of the 2019 Arolsen Baroque Music Festival.
17:00 - In Tune
01/06/2020
Music and conversation with some of the world's finest musicians.
19:00 - In Tune Mixtape
Classical music to inspire you
In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.
19:30 - Radio 3 in Concert
Verdi's Requiem from Berlin
Teodor Currentzis, the Berlin Philharmonic and musicAeterna Chorus in Verdi's Requiem.
22:00 - Music Matters
Sir Peter Maxwell Davies and Sir Harrison Birtwistle at 80
Tom Service talks to Harrison Birtwistle and the late Peter Maxwell Davies in 2014.
22:45 - The Essay
Islands, 1. Mingulay
1/5 Kenneth Steven visits another island and responds to its landscape in poetry and prose.
23:00 - Night Tracks
Adventures in sound
Sara Mohr-Pietsch with an adventurous, immersive soundtrack for late-night listening.
00:30 - Through the Night
National Youth Orchestra at the BBC Proms
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with Nicola Bendetti at 2019's Proms. Catriona Young presents.
00:30 - Through the Night
Beethoven from Hanover
Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 2 performed by Lars Vogt. Catriona Young presents.
06:30 - Breakfast
Tuesday - Petroc's classical commute
Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests.
09:00 - Essential Classics
Ian Skelly
Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music, presented by Ian Skelly.
12:00 - Composer of the Week
Beethoven Unleashed: Return to Form, Thanksgiving
2/5 Donald Macleod explores Beethoven’s state of mind while writing his last strin ... More >>g quartets.
13:00 - Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
Soprano Lucy Crowe and pianist Anna Tilbrook live at London's Wigmore Hall
Music by Arne, Schumann, Madeleine Dring and Berg.
14:00 - Afternoon Concert
Chopin Plus
Highlights from the 2019 Chopin and his Europe International Music Festival.
17:00 - In Tune
02/06/2020
Music and conversation with some of the world's finest musicians.
19:00 - In Tune Mixtape
Your invigorating classical playlist
In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.
19:30 - Radio 3 in Concert
The Pavel Haas Quartet play Stravinsky, Ravel, Dvorak at Wigmore Hall
From Wigmore Hall, the Pavel Haas Quartet play music by Stravinsky, Ravel and ... More >> Dvorak.
22:00 - Free Thinking
Tokyo Story: Landmark discussion
Actor Richard Wilson & Prof Naoko Shimazu discuss Yasujiro Ozu's 1953 film of family life.
22:45 - The Essay
Islands, 2. Jura
2/5 Kenneth Steven visits another island and responds to its landscape in poetry and prose.
23:00 - Night Tracks
Night music
Sara Mohr-Pietsch with an adventurous, immersive soundtrack for late-night listening.
00:30 - Through the Night
The final frontier
Holst's The Planets and Katarina Leyman's Undulating Blue. Catriona Young presents.
00:30 - Through the Night
National Youth Orchestra at the BBC Proms
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with Nicola Bendetti at 2019's Proms. Catriona Young presents.
06:30 - Breakfast
Wednesday - Petroc's classical mix
Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests.
09:00 - Essential Classics
Ian Skelly
Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music, presented by Ian Skelly.
12:00 - Composer of the Week
Beethoven Unleashed: Return to Form, On the Edge
3/5 Donald Macleod reveals the earliest reactions to Beethoven’s groundbreaking lat ... More >>e quartets.
13:00 - Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
Guitarist Sean Shibe live at London's Wigmore Hall
Scottish guitarist Sean Shibe in music by JS Bach and Steve Reich.
14:00 - Afternoon Concert
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra and Garrick Ohlsson in Dukas, Barber and Debussy.
15:30 - Choral Evensong
St Mary's Collegiate Church, Warwick
Recorded in St Mary's Collegiate Church, Warwick.
16:30 - New Generation Artists
Alexander Gadjiev in Chopin
Alexander Gadjiev plays Chopin and Alessandro Fisher sings six delicious Italian songs.
17:00 - In Tune
03/06/2020
Music and conversation with some of the world's finest musicians.
19:00 - In Tune Mixtape
Nightingales and memories
Today's In Tune playlist, an eclectic mix of music including nightingales and memories.
19:30 - Radio 3 in Concert
Sir Andrew Davis conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra
Glorious orchestral soundworlds from Tippett, Szymanowski and Debussy.
22:00 - Free Thinking
Robin Askwith
The actor talks to Matthew Sweet about a childhood affected by polio and his career.
22:45 - The Essay
Islands, 3. Staffa
3/5 Kenneth Steven visits another island and responds to its landscape in poetry and prose.
23:00 - Night Tracks
Around midnight
Sara Mohr-Pietsch with an adventurous, immersive soundtrack for late-night listening.
00:30 - Through the Night
Shostakovich and Bruckner meet on the Elbe
The NDR Elbphilharmonie, conducted by Christoph Eschenbach. With Catriona Young.
00:30 - Through the Night
The final frontier
Holst's The Planets and Katarina Leyman's Undulating Blue. Catriona Young presents.
06:30 - Breakfast
Thursday - Petroc's classical picks
Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests.
09:00 - Essential Classics
Ian Skelly with essential music for children and Beethoven's Zur Namensfeier
Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music, presen ... More >>ted by Ian Skelly.
12:00 - Composer of the Week
Beethoven Unleashed: Return to Form, Elusive Harmony
4/5 Donald Macleod discovers the personal relationships that shaped Beethoven’s ... More >> final works.
13:00 - Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
Oboist Nicholas Daniel and pianist Julius Drake live at London's Wigmore Hall
Nicholas Daniel in recital with Julius Drake. Music by Madeleine Drin ... More >>g, Liszt and Finzi.
14:00 - Afternoon Concert
Il Corsaro
Opera matinee: Verdi’s Il Corsaro.
17:00 - In Tune
04/06/2020
Music and conversation with some of the world's finest musicians.
19:00 - In Tune Mixtape
Classical music to fill half an hour
In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.
19:30 - Radio 3 in Concert
The Mozartists
Martin Handley presents The Mozartists, from London's Wigmore Hall.
22:00 - Free Thinking
Tackling Modern Slavery
Naomi Paxton looks at new research into the effectiveness of the UK act passed in 2015.
22:45 - The Essay
Islands, 4. Barra
4/5 Kenneth Steven visits another island and responds to its landscape in poetry and prose.
23:00 - The Night Tracks Mix
Music for the darkling hour
Sara Mohr-Pietsch with a magical sonic journey for late-night listening.
23:30 - Unclassified
04/06/2020
Elizabeth Alker with music that defies classification.
00:30 - Through the Night
Shostakovich and Bruckner meet on the Elbe
The NDR Elbphilharmonie, conducted by Christoph Eschenbach. With Catriona Young.
01:00 - Through the Night
Swedish National Day
A night of music from Swedish composers and performers. Presented by Catriona Young.
06:30 - Breakfast
Friday - Petroc's classical alternative
Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, including the Friday poem.
09:00 - Essential Classics
Ian Skelly with essential music for children and Smyth's The Wreckers
Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music, presented by ... More >> Ian Skelly.
12:00 - Composer of the Week
Beethoven Unleashed: Return to Form, For a Later Age
5/5 Donald Macleod explores the enduring power and innovation of Beethoven’s la ... More >>te quartets
13:00 - Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
Pianists Pavel Kolesnikov and Samson Tsoy live at London's Wigmore Hall
Russian pianists Pavel Kolesnikov and Samson Tsoy play Brahms, Schubert and ... More >> Beethoven.
14:00 - Afternoon Concert
Cherubini’s Requiem
Collegium 1704 perform Cherubini’s Requiem and Kurpiński’s Te Deum.
16:30 - The Listening Service
Wagner’s Ring Cycle: the Ultimate Box Set Binge
Tom Service explores classical music’s ultimate binge-listening box set - The Ring.
17:00 - In Tune
05/06/2020
Music and conversation with some of the world's finest musicians.
19:00 - Radio 3 in Concert
World Environment Day Concert
Music for International World Environment Day from Cologne Radio with Andrew McGregor.
22:00 - The Verb
Language Lockdown
With Kate Clanchy, Rob Drummond and Julie Hesmondhalgh.
22:45 - The Essay
Islands, 5. The Holy Island
5/5 Kenneth Steven visits another island and responds to its landscape in poetry and prose.
23:00 - Late Junction
The Rest Is Noise
Verity Sharp probes the pregnant pause, the hushed tone and the deafening silence.
00:00 - Freeness
Deep listening and explosive energy
From a long-running duo combining finger-style acoustic guitar and avant-garde percussion
01:00 - Through the Night
Twinkle, twinkle, little star
Dohnanyi's Variations on a Nursery Tune and Dvorak's Symphony No 7.
01:00 - Through the Night
Croatian Statehood Day
Croatian composers and performers celebrate the country's national day. With John Shea.
07:00 - Breakfast
Saturday - Elizabeth Alker
Classical music for breakfast time, plus found sounds and the odd unclassified track.
09:00 - Record Review
Beethoven's First Symphony with Richard Wigmore and Andrew McGregor
Richard Wigmore's recommendation from available recordings of Beethoven's Symph ... More >>ony No 1.
11:45 - Music Matters
Sir Peter Maxwell Davies and Sir Harrison Birtwistle at 80
Tom Service talks to Harrison Birtwistle and the late Peter Maxwell Davies in 2014.
12:30 - This Classical Life
Jess Gillam with... Elsa Bradley
Jess Gillam and percussionist Elsa Bradley chat about the music they love.
13:00 - Inside Music
Symphonies and swing with conductor Tito Muñoz
Hear a leading musician open up a colourful selection of music from the inside.
15:00 - Sound of Cinema
Disappeared!
Matthew Sweet focuses on music for mystery films, a genre favourite.
16:00 - Music Planet
Yazidi Music
Lopa Kothari with the best roots-based music from across the world.
17:00 - J to Z
Terence Blanchard in concert
Live music from trumpeter Terence Blanchard, plus Nubya Garcia’s inspirations.
18:30 - Opera on 3
Bizet's Carmen: Glyndebourne Greats
Anne Sofie von Otter stars as the wild gypsy who pays the ultimate price for her freedom.
22:00 - New Music Show
George Benjamin at 60
Tom Service presents a special focus on George Benjamin in his 60th birthday year.