BBC Radio 3's schedule today and one week ahead

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00:00 - The Music & Meditation Podcast
1. You are enough with Michael James Wong
Get perspective on social media with this nourishing meditation.
00:30 - Through the Night
Dante Symphony
The RAI National Symphony Orchestra performs on the 700th anniversary of Dante's death.
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
Georgia Mann
Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music.
12:00 - Composer of the Week
Vaughan Williams Today, Personal Difficulties
11/20 Donald Macleod explores Vaughan Williams’s troubles during the early 1930s.
13:00 - Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
Live from Wigmore Hall: The Gringolts Quartet
The Gringolts Quartet play Schoenberg and Stravinsky.
14:00 - Afternoon Concert
Monday - Rachmaninov's Second Piano Concerto
Bahzod Abduraimov plays Rachmaninov, plus music by Mozart and Prokofiev.
16:30 - New Generation Artists
The Consone Quartet
The Consone Quartet perform Fanny Mendelssohn's String Quartet in E flat.
17:00 - In Tune
Sacconi Quartet, Paolo Zanzu
The Sacconi Quartet perform live in the studio.
19:00 - In Tune Mixtape
16/05/2022
An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Jonathan Nott conducts Stravinsky, Ravel with soprano Christiane Karg, and Varèse.
22:00 - Music Matters
Vaughan Williams 150
Tom Service with a Vaughan Williams special to mark the 150th anniversary of his birth. (R)
22:45 - The Essay
Poetic Provocations, Tupac
Inua Ellams explores the impact of rapper 2Pac on his political and racial awareness.
23:00 - Night Tracks
Adventures in sound
Sara Mohr-Pietsch with an adventurous, immersive soundtrack for late-night listening.
00:30 - Through the Night
Alexander Lonquich and the Munich Chamber Orchestra at Music Days in Lower Saxony
Alexander Lonquich conducts Beethoven's Piano Concertos No 2 and ... More >>No 4 from the piano.
06:30 - Breakfast
Tuesday - Petroc's classical alarm call
Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests.
09:00 - Essential Classics
Georgia Mann
Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music.
12:00 - Composer of the Week
Vaughan Williams Today, Turning Tides
12/20 Amid acclaim, Vaughan Williams suffers a creative block. Donald Macleod presents.
13:00 - Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
LSO St Luke's - Bruch and Vaughan Williams, Part 1
1/4 The Nash Ensemble perform Vaughan Williams's Piano Quintet and Bruch's String ... More >> Quintet. (R)
14:00 - Afternoon Concert
Tuesday - Beethoven Piano Concerto no.3
Music by Beethoven, Berlioz and Stravinsky.
17:00 - In Tune
Paul Lewis
Top-class live music from some of the world's finest musicians.
19:00 - In Tune Mixtape
17/05/2022
An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises
19:30 - Radio 3 in Concert
The 'Symphony of the Greatness of the Human Spirit'
Domingo Hindoyan conducts the RLPO in Prokofiev's wartime Fifth Symphony.
22:00 - Free Thinking
Gandhi, Indian architecture
Rana Mitter looks at a new play at the National Theatre about the man who murdered Gandhi.
22:45 - The Essay
Poetic Provocations, Kipling
Inua explores race and racism through Kipling's poem The White Man's Burden.
23:00 - Night Tracks
Night music
Sara Mohr-Pietsch with an adventurous, immersive soundtrack for late-night listening.
00:30 - Through the Night
Beethoven Piano Concertos
Alexander Lonquich in Beethoven piano concertos 1, 3 & 5 with the Munich Chamber Orchestra
06:30 - Breakfast
Wednesday - Petroc's classical mix
Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests.
09:00 - Essential Classics
Georgia Mann
Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music.
12:00 - Composer of the Week
Vaughan Williams Today, Entering Enchanted Woods
13/20 A new creative and romantic force enters Vaughan Williams’s life. Donald Macl ... More >>eod presents.
13:00 - Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
LSO St Luke's - Bruch and Vaughan Williams, Part 2
2/4 The Nash Ensemble in Vaughan Williams's Phantasy String Quintet and Bruch's E ... More >>ight Pieces. (R)
14:00 - Afternoon Concert
Wednesday - Liszt's First Piano Concerto
Music by Liszt, CPE Bach and Mahler.
16:00 - Choral Evensong
Durham Cathedral
Live from Durham Cathedral, with music by Lloyd, Leighton and Bairstow.
17:00 - In Tune
Mats Lidström, Arun Ghosh
Cellist Mats Lidström performs live in the studio.
19:00 - In Tune Mixtape
18/05/2022
An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises
19:30 - Radio 3 in Concert
Roderick WIlliams: Voices Unwrapped at Kings Place
Roderick Williams sings Purcell, Judith Weir, Schoenberg and Mahler with Aurora Orchestra.
22:00 - Free Thinking
Goddesses
Historian Ronald Hutton and British museum curator Belinda Crerar join Matthew Sweet.
22:45 - The Essay
Poetic Provocations, Dante
Inua Ellams explores why basketball is so alive in black and working-class communities.
23:00 - Night Tracks
Around midnight
Sara Mohr-Pietsch with an adventurous, immersive soundtrack for late-night listening.
00:30 - Through the Night
Baroque Cantatas
Roderick Williams sings with and directs the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
06:30 - Breakfast
Thursday - Petroc's classical alternative
Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests.
09:00 - Essential Classics
Georgia Mann
Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music.
12:00 - Composer of the Week
Vaughan Williams Today, A Black Celebration of Man's Power
14/20 Donald Macleod explores Vaughan Williams’s life as the war drew to ... More >>its end.
13:00 - Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
LSO St Luke's - Bruch and Vaughan Williams, Part 3
3/4 The Nash Ensemble play Bruch's Piano Quintet and Vaughan Williams's String Qu ... More >>artet No 2. (R)
14:00 - Afternoon Concert
Thursday - Grieg's First Piano Concerto
Elisabeth Leonskaja plays Grieg, plus music by Musgrave and CPE Bach.
17:00 - In Tune
VOŁOSI, Nadine Sierra
Polish folk quintet VOŁOSI perform live in the studio.
19:00 - In Tune Mixtape
19/05/2022
An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises
19:30 - Radio 3 in Concert
The Inextinguishable
Thomas Dausgaard conducts Carl Nielsen's great Fourth Symphony alongside music by Mozart.
22:00 - Free Thinking
Tattoos
Shahidha Bari traces the move from markings on convicts and sailors to today's body art.
22:45 - The Essay
Poetic Provocations, Sunflowers
Inua Ellams explores black and African masculinity and its impact on expressing emotion.
23:00 - The Night Tracks Mix
Music for the night
Sara Mohr-Pietsch with a magical sonic journey for late-night listening.
23:30 - Unclassified
John Carroll Kirby’s Listening Chair
Elizabeth Alker presents a mix of experimental and ambient music.
00:30 - Through the Night
Through the Centuries
Bach, Handel, Bloch and Clara Schumann: Radio France PO with Leonardo García Alarcón
06:30 - Breakfast
Friday - Petroc's classical picks
Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, including the Friday poem.
09:00 - Essential Classics
Georgia Mann
Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music.
12:00 - Composer of the Week
Vaughan Williams Today, The Symphonies with Martyn Brabbins
15/20 Donald Macleod and conductor Martyn Brabbins explore Vaughan Willi ... More >>ams’s symphonies.
13:00 - Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
LSO St Luke's - Bruch and Vaughan Williams, Part 4
4/4 Tenor Ben Johnson and the Nash Ensemble perform music by Bruch and Vaughan Wi ... More >>lliams. (R)
14:00 - Afternoon Concert
Brahms's First Piano Concerto - live from Salford
Stephen Hough plays Brahms in Salford, plus Franck and Respighi.
16:30 - The Listening Service
Going Slow
Tom Service on what happens when our music goes slow. (R)
17:00 - In Tune
Nathalie Stutzmann
Nathalie Stutzmann joins Katie Derham to discuss conducting.
19:00 - In Tune Mixtape
20/05/2022
An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises
19:30 - Radio 3 in Concert
21st-Century Choral Classics: Path of Miracles
The BBC Singers give the premiere of Joanna Marsh's SEEN alongside work by Joby Talbot.
22:00 - The Verb
Hidden
With Mick Herron, Kayo Chingonyi, Hannah Lowe and Sarah Howe.
22:45 - The Essay
Poetic Provocations, Carrots
Inua Ellams explores how African barber shops provide spaces where men can be vulnerable.
23:00 - Late Junction
Deep cuts, DIY synths and Danish folk
Jennifer Lucy Allan embarks on another two-hour mind-bending musical journey
01:00 - Composed with Emeli Sandé
Float away with dreamy melodies
Emeli Sandé explores dreamy and transportive music.
02:00 - Gameplay with Baby Queen
21/05/2022
Atmospheric and epic soundscapes taking you to the world of gaming.
03:00 - Through the Night
French Baroque Music with a Swedish Touch
Soprano Helena Ek with gamba player Samuel Runsteen and harpsichordist Andreas Edlund.
07:00 - Breakfast
21/05/2022
Elizabeth Alker sets up your Saturday morning.
09:00 - Record Review
Janacek's Jenufa in Building a Library with Nigel Simeone and Hannah French
The ultimate recommendation for Janacek's opera Jenufa.
11:45 - Music Matters
Ethel Smyth's The Wreckers
Kate Molleson speaks to conductor Robin Ticciati and director Melly Still.
12:30 - This Classical Life
Jess Gillam with... Charlotte Politi
Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too.
13:00 - Inside Music
Cellist Julian Lloyd Webber finds immediacy and rapture in music
Hear Julian Lloyd Webber open up a colourful selection of music from the inside.
15:00 - Sound of Cinema
Lesley Barber
Lesley Barber talks to Matthew Sweet about her career composing music for films.
16:00 - Music Planet
Road Trip to Syria
Radio 3's weekly exploration of the best roots-based music from across the world
17:00 - J to Z
Isfar Sarabski in concert, Melissa Aldana
Live music from pianist Isfar Sarabski, plus saxophonist Melissa Aldana’s inspirations.
18:30 - Opera on 3
Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor from the Met
Nadine Sierra takes the title role in Donizetti's tale of unhappy love.
22:00 - New Music Show
Traveller Song
Tom Service presents music by Cassandra Miller, Arlene Sierra and Jurg Frey.
00:00 - Freeness
22/05/2022
Corey Mwamba presents the best new jazz and improvised music with an adventurous spirit.
01:00 - Through the Night
Symphonies and Surprises
From Minneapolis, Osmo Vänskä conducts the Minnesota Orchestra. Catriona Young presents.
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 invigorating musical mix
Sarah Walker chooses uplifting music to complement your morning.
12:00 - Private Passions
Kat Arney
Michael Berkeley’s guest is science writer and broadcaster Dr Kat Arney.
13:00 - Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
Live from Wigmore Hall: The Gringolts Quartet
The Gringolts Quartet play Schoenberg and Stravinsky. (R)
14:00 - The Early Music Show
John Blanke's England
Lucie Skeaping uncovers the life of John Blanke, King Henry VIII's black trumpet player.
15:00 - Choral Evensong
Durham Cathedral
Live from Durham Cathedral, with music by Lloyd, Leighton and Bairstow. (R)
16:00 - Jazz Record Requests
Your Sunday jazz soundtrack
Alyn Shipton presents jazz records of all styles as requested by you.
17:00 - The Listening Service
Can music be funny?
Tom Service on the art of classical music comedy. And it's not necessarily about timing.
17:30 - Words and Music
The Tudors
From Shakespeare to Hilary Mantel, Byrd and Tallis to Britten. (R)
18:45 - Sunday Feature
Electronic India
Musician Paul Purgas investigates the lost history of India’s electronic avant-garde. (R)
19:30 - Drama on 3
The Hummingbird
A new adaptation of Sandro Veronesi's bestselling novel, The Hummingbird, for BBC Radio 3.
20:30 - Radio 3 in Concert
Patrick Watson with Jules Buckley and the BBC Symphony Orchestra
The Canadian boutique singer-songwriter’s songs reimagined in a concert at the Bar ... More >>bican.
22:10 - Record Review Extra
Janacek's Jenufa
Hannah French presents more from the freshest recordings in classical music.
23:00 - Anoushka Shankar's Journey Through Indian Classical Music
Across the World
Anoushka Shankar tells the story of Indian classical music and what makes it 'classical'.