BBC Radio 3's schedule today and one week ahead

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00:30 - Through the Night
Celebrating Sven-David Sandstrőm
Swedish Radio Choir with music by Sven-David Sandstrőm and motets by Bach. With John Shea.
06:30 - Breakfast
Tuesday - 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.
12:00 - Composer of the Week
Henry Purcell (1659-1695), Watershed Year
2/5 The music and life of Henry Purcell. Today the focus is on a single remarkable year, 1 ... More >>680.
13:00 - Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
Haydn, Beethoven and Klein from Schwetzingen
Sarah Walker presents highlights from the 2019 Schwetzingen Festival.
14:00 - Afternoon Concert
Sibelius, Grieg and Beethoven from Seoul's KBS Symphony Orchestra
Music by Sibelius, Grieg and Beethoven, plus an exquisite miniature by Thea Musgr ... More >>ave.
17:00 - In Tune
St Lawrence String Quartet, Maya Youssef and Craig Ogden
Top-class live music from some of the world's finest musicians.
19:00 - In Tune Mixtape
17/09/2019
In Tune’s specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.
19:30 - Radio 3 in Concert
Glorious Percussion
Sofia Gubaidulina's concerto performed by the Colin Currie Group and the BBC SSO.
22:00 - Free Thinking
Tolerance, censorship and free speech
Susan Neiman, Ursula Owen and Christopher Hampton join Anne McElvoy.
22:45 - The Essay
A Body of Essays: Series 3, The Eyes
Poet Abi Curtis considers how our eyes both connect us to and alienate us from the world.
23:00 - Late Junction
Fiona Talkington's extraordinary sounds
Fiona Talkington leads you on another reliably unpredictable late-night sonic journey.
00:30 - Through the Night
The quartet written as a symphony
Stadler Quartet perform Schubert's 'Death and the Maiden' quartet. John Shea presents.
00:30 - Through the Night
The quartet written as a symphony
Stadler Quartet perform Schubert's 'Death and the Maiden' quartet. John Shea presents.
06:30 - Breakfast
Wednesday - Petroc's classical picks
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.
12:00 - Composer of the Week
Henry Purcell (1659-1695), Music for Occasions
3/5 The music and life of Henry Purcell. Today, pieces he wrote to mark specific even ... More >>ts.
13:00 - Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
Brahms and Franck from Schwetzingen
Sarah Walker presents highlights from the 2019 Schwetzingen Festival.
14:00 - Afternoon Concert
Ibert, Ravel and Strauss from Seoul's KBS Symphony Orchestra
Music by Ibert, Ravel and Richard Strauss, featuring French pianist Pascal Roge.
15:30 - Choral Evensong
Chapel of the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich
Live from the Chapel of the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich.
16:30 - New Generation Artists
The Aris Quartet play Haydn's Sunrise Quartet
New Generation Artists: Haydn from the Aris Quartet and Scarlatti from Elisabeth Brauss.
17:00 - In Tune
The Queen's Six, Mihai Ritivoiu, Peter Bernstein
Top-class live music from some of the world's finest musicians.
19:00 - In Tune Mixtape
18/09/2019
In Tune’s specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.
19:30 - Radio 3 in Concert
The Great Unknown
James MacMillan premieres his latest choral symphony, a meditation on the Holy Spirit.
22:00 - Free Thinking
Landmark: Susan Sontag's Against Interpretation.
Lauren Elkin, Lisa Appignanesi and Ben Moser debate Susan Sontag's life and ideas.
22:45 - The Essay
A Body of Essays: Series 3, The Blood
Poet Kayo Chingoni chooses the blood, and reveals a tragic personal story of HIV AIDS.
23:00 - Late Junction
Music without borders
Fiona Talkington selects songs and sounds that cross continents, genres, and languages.
00:30 - Through the Night
Hindu Philosophy
John Foulds's Three Mantras and Messiaen's Turangalîla Symphony from the 2015 BBC Proms.
00:30 - Through the Night
Hindu Philosophy
John Foulds's Three Mantras and Messiaen's Turangalîla Symphony from the 2015 BBC Proms.
06:30 - Breakfast
Thursday - 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.
12:00 - Composer of the Week
Henry Purcell (1659-1695), Purcell's Venues
4/5 The music and life of Henry Purcell. Today, an excursion around six key Purcellian v ... More >>enues.
13:00 - Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
Reinecke, Bach and Schumann from Schwetzingen
Sarah Walker presents highlights from the 2019 Schwetzingen Festival.
14:00 - Afternoon Concert
Opera Matinee: The Maid of Pskov
Rimsky-Korsakov's The Maid of Pskov, recorded at the famous Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.
17:00 - In Tune
World Orchestra for Peace, David Parry
Top-class live music from some of the world's finest musicians.
19:00 - In Tune Mixtape
Betrayal, devotion and cosmic manifestation
Mozart's countess bemoans her faithless husband and Aruna Sairam invokes universal peace.
19:30 - Radio 3 in Concert
Bells and Balls
Berlioz, Rachmaninov and a world premiere by Dani Howard live from Liverpool.
22:00 - Free Thinking
Back to the '80s
From Stranger Things to Stephen King's It - Matthew Sweet and guests revisit '80s culture.
22:45 - The Essay
A Body of Essays: Series 3, The Ear
Author Patrick McGuinness explores the grottiness of the labyrinthine ear.
23:00 - Late Junction
Nicole Mitchell’s Late Junction mixtape
Fiona Talkington presents a mixtape compiled by composer and flautist Nicole Mitchell.
00:30 - Through the Night
Barenboim at the 2017 BBC Proms
Violinist Lisa Batiashvili joins the Dresden Staatskapelle in Sibelius's Violin Concerto.
00:30 - Through the Night
Barenboim at the 2017 BBC Proms
Violinist Lisa Batiashvili joins the Dresden Staatskapelle in Sibelius's Violin Concerto.
06:30 - Breakfast
Friday - Petroc's classical commute
Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, including the Friday poem.
09:00 - Essential Classics
Ian Skelly
Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music.
12:00 - Composer of the Week
Henry Purcell (1659-1695), The Intimate Purcell
5/5 The music and life of Henry Purcell. Today, music for intimate, domestic setting ... More >>s.
13:00 - Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
Dvorak, Schumann and Martinu from Schwetzingen
Sarah Walker presents highlights from the 2019 Schwetzingen Festival.
14:00 - Afternoon Concert
Bach, Bartok, Berio and Brahms from Seoul's KBS Symphony Orchestra
Music by Bach, Bartok and Brahms, plus Berio's Sinfonia featuring the Swingle Si ... More >>ngers.
16:30 - The Listening Service
All the tunes
After 1,000 years of written music, can there be any more new tunes?
17:00 - In Tune
Peter Cigleris and the Tippett Quartet, Flauguissimo and Andrea Eklund
Top-class live music from some of the world's finest musicians.
19:00 - In Tune Mixtape
20/09/2019
In Tune’s specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.
19:30 - Radio 3 in Concert
Italian Inspiration
Mozart and Monza on Europa Galante's period instruments.
22:00 - The Verb
The Verb at The Proms
Recorded at the 2019 BBC Proms.
22:45 - The Essay
A Body of Essays: Series 3, The Nose
Scottish writer AL Kennedy reflects on the ability of our nose to conjure memories.
23:00 - Music Planet
Kefaya and Elaha Soroor in session with Lopa Kothari
The best roots-based music from across the world.
00:30 - Music Planet World Mix
Toko Telo, Orkestar Ace, Tenores di Bitti
Global beats and roots music from every corner of the world.
01:00 - Through the Night
Star-crossed Lovers
Music inspired by the tragic story of Romeo and Juliet. John Shea presents.
00:30 - Music Planet World Mix
Toko Telo, Orkestar Ace, Tenores di Bitti
Global beats and roots music from every corner of the world.
01:00 - Through the Night
Star-crossed Lovers
Music inspired by the tragic story of Romeo and Juliet. John Shea presents.
07:00 - Breakfast
Saturday - Martin Handley
Martin Handley presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests.
09:00 - Record Review
Andrew McGregor with Marina Frolova-Walker and Alexandra Coghlan
Building a Library on Prokofiev's 'Classical' Symphony and new choral recordings r ... More >>eviewed.
11:45 - Music Matters
BBC Music Day
New research into music and dementia.
12:30 - This Classical Life
Jess Gillam with... Fiachra Garvey
Jess Gillam is joined by pianist Fiachra Garvey to swap and share the music they love.
13:00 - Inside Music
Burst your musical preconceptions with soprano Lucy Crowe
Soprano Lucy Crowe opens up a colourful selection of music from the inside.
15:00 - Sound of Cinema
Deep Space
Matthew Sweet spins some stellar cinematic discs to mark the launch of Ad Astra.
16:00 - Jazz Record Requests
21/09/19
Jazz records from across the genre, as requested by Radio 3 listeners.
17:00 - Opera on 3
Wagner - Götterdämmerung from the Edinburgh International Festival
Sir Andrew Davis conducts the RSNO's epic finale of the Ring Cycle from the EIF
22:00 - New Music Show
Cowboys, moths, birds and a long distance runner
The best in new music, this time inspired by cowboys, moths, birds, mortality and beyond.
00:00 - Geoffrey Smith's Jazz
Kenny Wheeler
Geoffrey Smith chooses his favourite works by revered trumpeter-composer Kenny Wheeler.
01:00 - Through the Night
Ginastera, from nationalism to magical realism
Cellist Nicolas Altstaedt with music by Debussy, Boulanger, Ginastera and de Falla.
00:00 - Geoffrey Smith's Jazz
Kenny Wheeler
Geoffrey Smith chooses his favourite works by revered trumpeter-composer Kenny Wheeler.
01:00 - Through the Night
Ginastera, from nationalism to magical realism
Cellist Nicolas Altstaedt with music by Debussy, Boulanger, Ginastera and de Falla.
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 Giornovich, Piazzolla and Long
Sarah Walker with a broad range of music, including her Sunday Escape.
12:00 - Private Passions
Jock Stirrup
Michael Berkeley’s guest is Lord Stirrup, former chief of the defence staff.
13:00 - Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
Romantically German
Live from Wigmore Hall, London, baritone Benjamin Appl sings Schumann and Mendelssohn. (R)
14:00 - The Early Music Show
Abel and Gainsborough
The friendship between painter Thomas Gainsborough and viol player Carl Friedrich Abel.
15:00 - Choral Evensong
Chapel of the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich
Live from the Chapel of the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich. (R)
16:00 - BBC Proms
2012, Cameron Carpenter Organ Recital 2/2
Organ virtuoso Cameron Carpenter continues to explore the music of JS Bach.
17:00 - The Listening Service
Rhythm of the Night
Tom Service discovers what happens to music at night.
17:30 - Words and Music
Truth
'The truth is rarely pure and never simple.' Readings by Morfydd Clark and Neil Dudgeon.
18:45 - Between the Ears
The Egg Dealer
It's 1938 - there's been a brutal murder in Fife and the local 'egg dealer' is missing.
19:15 - Sunday Feature
Judy Punches Up
Punch and Judy - unexpected feminist icons?
19:30 - Drama on 3
Carifesta 2019
Three new dramas from Trinidad and Tobago about life in the Caribbean.
21:00 - Radio 3 in Concert
Summer Nights in Schönbrunn
Fiona Talkington introduces highlights from classical concerts in Germany and Amsterdam.
22:00 - Early Music Late
The musical birth of Paganini
'The devil's violinist', who emerged from a noble tradition of Italian bow-wielding.
23:00 - The Alternative Bach, with Mahan Esfahani
Outsiders
2/3 Mahan Esfahani pays tribute to the iconoclasts that challenged 'polite' Bach performance.
00:00 - Classical Fix
Natasia Demetriou
What will comedian Natasia Demetriou make of her classical playlist?
00:30 - Through the Night
The course of true love never did run smooth
Music on the complexities of love. Presented by Catriona Young.
00:00 - Classical Fix
Natasia Demetriou
What will comedian Natasia Demetriou make of her classical playlist?
00:30 - Through the Night
The course of true love never did run smooth
Music on the complexities of love. Presented by Catriona Young.
06:30 - Breakfast
Monday - Petroc's classical picks
Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests.
09:00 - Essential Classics
Suzy Klein
Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music.
12:00 - Composer of the Week
Gustav Mahler (1860-1911), Love
1/5 The music and life of Gustav Mahler. Today, love is all around – but it comes at a price.
13:00 - Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
From natural to supernatural
Live from Wigmore Hall, London, soprano Marlis Petersen performs German and Swedish song.
14:00 - Afternoon Concert
BBC National Orchestra of Wales: Vale of Glamorgan Festival
A feast of treats, from contemporary music giants Reich and Vasks to young Welsh talent ... More >>.
16:30 - Early Music Now
Ton Koopman in recital
Organ masterpieces by CPE Bach, Buxtehude and Couperin performed in Kawasaki, Japan.
17:00 - In Tune
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Doric Quartet
Top-class live music from some of the world's finest musicians.
19:00 - In Tune Mixtape
23/09/2019
In Tune’s specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.
19:30 - Radio 3 in Concert
Beamish and Beethoven
The Elias Quartet perform Sally Beamish and Beethoven at Kings Place in London.
22:00 - Music Matters
BBC Music Day
New research into music and dementia.
22:45 - The Essay
Beyond Borders, Sinéad Gleeson - The Pain Threshold
Irish writer Sinéad Gleeson talks about the separation caused by pain and inequality.
23:00 - Jazz Now
Jazz Now Celebration
Soweto Kinch and his trio plus surprise guests.
00:30 - Through the Night
Juditha Triumphans
Jordi Savall conducts Vivaldi's only surviving oratorio. Catriona Young presents.