In Tune Mixtape

An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises

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#dancepassion With Mozart, Debussy And A Tango20190405

A special edition of the In Tune Mixtape for #DancePassion featuring a muscular minuet by Mozart, Debussy's version of the whirling tarantella and an alluring tango. But first, don your doublet and hose and bow politely for a selection of Renaissance dances by Tylman Susato, and Barbara Strozzi's yearning passacaglia, Che si puo fare. Then a traditional Afghan Kataghani and to end, a high-spirited Hopak from Tchaikovsky's opera Mazeppa.

A special edition of the In Tune Mixtape for #DancePassion with Mozart, Debussy and tango.

An unpresented sequence of music

16/01/20202020012020200116 (R3)

There's a salty tang to In Tune’s specially curated playlist as we take to the high seas with an eclectic mix of music. The Foggy Morning from Uuno Klami's Sea Pictures gives way to Medtner's Meeresstille, Debussy's little boat is rocked by Judith Weir's Storm and Britten's Peter Grimes. After the tranquility of Vaughan Williams's Full Fathom Five, Korngold's Captian Blood soundtrack sends us one our way in swash-buckling style. Splice the main-brace!
Producer Barnaby Gordon

In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.

An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises.

30 minutes of classical inspiration20191120

Fake Tunes on tonight's MixTape. Imposters and impersonations abound. Home Sweet Home just happens to be in Switzerland for Liszt's rival, and a member of Handel's orchestra decides to write his own oratorio, and could that be Elgar in his most establishment Victorian pomp? Don't worry the rest is real - from Tallis, Purcell and Vaughan Williams to Mendelssohn and Grieg.

In Tune\u2019s specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.

An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises.

30 minutes of classical inspiration20191213

In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.

An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises.

30 minutes of classical inspiration20200123

In Tune\u2019s specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.

An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises.

30 Minutes Of Classical Inspiration20200217
30 Minutes Of Classical Inspiration20200312

The Pokos family band from Slovakia start off tonight's Mixtape, which then journeys through fourteenth and seventeenth-century France with Machaut and Elizabeth Jacquet de la Guerre,, eighteenth and nineteenth-century Vienna with Haydn and Johann Strauss II, with a diversion to twentieth-century American with Bill Evans, ending where we began, in rural Slovakia.

In Tune's specially curated playlist, with music from Haydn, Strauss and rural Slovakia.

An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises.

30 minutes of classical inspiration20200406

In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.

An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises.

80s Night20190107

Dig out your top hat and bustle, cover those table legs and get into the In Tune Mixtape

A 30-minute mix of delightful classical music20191202

In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.

An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises.

A 30-minute mix of delightful classical music20200108
A 30-minute Mix Of Delightful Classical Music20200227

In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.

An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises.

A 30-minute Mix Of Delightful Classical Music20200324
A 30-minute mix of delightful classical music20200416
A blissful 30 minute classical mix20191218
A Blissful 30 Minute Classical Mix20200220

In Tune’s specially curated playlist including a rollicking concerto for two horns by Handel, a sinuous gavotte by Ludwig Thuille and Caroline Shaw's depiction of a beech tree. The mixtape opens with Johann Strauss II's Thunder and Lightning Polka and closes with Saint-Saens' Danse Macabre - two extremely evocative pieces. Threaded amongst all these are a shimmering Arabesque by Debussy and Grieg's ode to spring - which hopefully will be with us very soon!!

Producer: Ian Wallington

In Tune's specially curated playlist including music by Handel, Thuille and Caroline Shaw.

An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises.

A blissful 30-minute classical mix20191125

In Tune\u2019s specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.

An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises.

A blissful 30-minute classical mix20200128
A Blissful 30-minute Classical Mix20200317

In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.

An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises.

A blissful 30-minute classical mix20200409
A Boy, A Bird, A Duck, A Cat And A Nightingale20181210

A special mix inspired by Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf - a key work in Radio 3's Our Classical Century programming. There's a cute arrangement of La Lusignuola (the Nightingale) by Tarquinio Merula, Rebecca Clarke's lilting Lullaby, and more night music with John Field's Nocturne in E Le Midi. Then bookending a Canzona by Buxthehude and the ethereal From Eternity Music from Prokofiev's own teacher Taneyev, a can't-help-but-smile piece from the Batak community of North Sumatra and Clyde Valley Stompers irreverent version of Peter.

A special Our Classical Century mix inspired by Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf

A Grand Adventure20190711
A Life On The Ocean Wave20190328

In Tune's specially curated playlist sets sail for the high seas. From tempestuous Vivaldi to becalming Mozart, swashbuckling Rimsky-Korsakov to the ebb and flow of Ravel and a boat full of sea-sick monarchs from Bernstein's Candide, our eclectic mix of music featuring favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises is the perfect way to usher in your evening.

Set sail with In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of nautical music.

A Musical Adventure Through The Tallis Fantasia20190903

An eclectic musical journey in and out of Vaughan Williams's much-loved Tallis Fantasia.

In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.

A Musical Pot Pourri!20190508

In Tune's specially curated mixtape including guitar music by Lennox Berkeley, a fanfare to celebrate Texas's independence from Mexico by John Adams and Wagner's Pilgrims' Chorus from Tannhauser, Also included is early Stravinsky, Handel's first orchestral work, Schubert in military mood and Shostakovich in romantic mood.

Producer: Ian Wallington

In Tune's specially curated mixtape, including music by Berkeley, Adams and Wagner.

A Slowdown For Sunset20190923

Busy day? A fusion of classical, jazz and alternative awaits to ease you into the evening

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Busy day? A fusion of classical, jazz and alternative awaits to ease you into the evening

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A Summer Walk20190821

Music to accompany a summer walk.

A Swashbuckling Ride20181213
A Thirty-minute Mix Of Delightful Classical Music20200204
A To Z20190925

Two's company in the In Tune Mixtape, with pairs of pianos, oboes and opera characters.

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Two's company in the In Tune Mixtape, with pairs of pianos, oboes and opera characters.

A Touch Of Trumpet20190426

From the bright energy of Stravinsky's Pulcinella suite re-imagined for trumpet, to the drowsy, languid blues of legendary jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd; this playlist explores the light and shade of one of the oldest instruments in the world. Plus there's a virtuoso performance of Bach from cellist Yo-Yo Ma, serene Schumann lieder, and music from Florence Price's First Symphony, inspired by African-American folk music.

In Tune's music mix, featuring the trumpet: by turns sprightly, soulful and triumphant.

In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.

A Trip Around Europe20190809

Today's mixtape takes you on a musical tour around Europe, including music from Italy, Germany, Austria, Russia, Denmark and France. So you can expect Shostakovich played by piano legend Martha Argerich, a hauntingly beautiful choral work by Danish composer Niels Gade, and the inimitable Barbara Hannigan singing Satie.

In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.

Along The River20190513

An unpresented sequence of music celebrating the music of the river.

Another Year, Another Dance20190118

In Tune's playlist curated specially to get you moving this January. After witnessing the winter bonfire, slide into some tango before tripping lightly into Bernstein’s romantic New York. Dance to J.S. Bach and Clara Schumann ahead of the grand finale: Latin dancing in Cuba. A celebration of another year, another dance.

In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.

Argentina!20190708

In Tune’s specially curated playlist: today inspired by composers and artists from Argentina.

Starting with one of the dances from Ginastera's "Estancia" which celebrates the life of the gauchos, we move on to a guitar piece by Argentine composer and guitarist Eduardo Falú.
Then a tango inspired by Buenos Aires, music by Carlos Gardel, the musicians here including the Argentina-born pianist Daniel Barenboim.
The famous aria from Puccini's "Tosca", "E lucevan le stelle" is sung by José Cura, followed by Ariel Ramirez' moving song "Alfonsina and The Sea".
Ravel's virtuosic "Feria" from "Rhapsodie Espagnole" is performed by Argentinian brother and sister piano duo Sergio Tiempo and Karin Lechner.
And we close with Astor Piazzolla - his tango-inspired "Fuga y misterio".

A specially curated playlist inspired by composers and artists from Argentina.

Bach To Bach20190927

In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.

Bach, Puccini and Ellington20191113

In Tune\u2019s specially curated playlist: with music from JS Bach to Duke Ellington.

An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises.

Bach, Susato, Niels Gade20181129

In Tune's specially curated playlist with music by Bach, Mozart and Niels Gade

Bartok, Bluebirds, Beethoven And Bears20190116

It is January and there are daffodils in flower! Nature awakens on the In Tune Mix Tape.

In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.

Beat Beethoven20200131

Celebrating the launch of Beat Beethoven - Radio 3's contribution to Sport Relief on March 13th – a 30-minute mix that explores the enigma that is Beethoven, from sublime to silly.

Here he is in all his extremes - thrilling and enthralling, grand and great, sublime and just plain silly, and there are a couple of affectionate tributes from others too. The mix starts with the all-time great tune from the slow movement of the Pathetique sonata. There’s the joyous scherzo from the Fourth Symphony, and Moura Lympany’s spooky version of the Moonlight Sonata, as well as 'Let Brainspinning Swains', one of Beethoven's money-spinning folk song settings, which gloriously rhymes 'future fantastic' with 'plastic'. Plus Wendy Carlos and the Electric Light Orchestra pay their quirky tributes to the great man. And don't forget to have your willie-waught* at the ready for the final Auld Lang Syne.
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Producer Roger Short

A 30-minute mix that explores the enigma that is Beethoven, from sublime to silly.

An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises.

Beautiful Butterflies20190731
Beautiful Dreamer20190917

Glory be! Handel opens the In Tune Mixtape in understated style.

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Glory be! Handel opens the In Tune Mixtape in understated style.

Bells, Bulls And Celestial Balls20191015

A bit of a bell theme in this specially curated playlist, from Papageno's magic bells in Mozart's Magic Flute, via Holst's The Planets and Bizet's Carmen, to a special appearance by Buddy Holly. Two arrangements by the bell-loving Percy Grainger end the sequence, including a wacky 'ramble' for brass band on a song by John Dowland.

In Tune's specially curated playlist with music by Mozart, Handel and Buddy Holly.

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Betrayal, Devotion And Cosmic Manifestation20190919

Mozart's Countess bemoans her faithless husband in The Marriage of Figaro, the Rustavi Choir pay homage to a metaphorical vineyard with a church song that was permitted in the atheist Soviet Union, and Aruna Sairam sings Om shanti om - universal peace. Stereolab open with a Space Moment, then there's Brahms' fluttering Scherzo from his second Piano Trio. The early Three Fantastic Dances by Shostakovich introduce the first of his un-Viennese waltzes and tricksy polkas, and there is something of the passacaglia's lofty gravitas in the Largo of JS Bach's violin concerto after BWV 1055.

Mozart's countess bemoans her faithless husband and Aruna Sairam invokes universal peace.

Betrayal, Devotion And Invocation20190919

Mozart's Countess bemoans her faithless husband in The Marriage of Figaro, the Rustavi Choir pay homage to a metaphorical vineyard with a church song that was permitted in the atheist Soviet Union, and Yusef Lateef invokes the creeping twilight before dawn. Stereolab open with a Space Moment, then there's Brahms' fluttering Scherzo from his second Piano Trio. The early Three Fantastic Dances by Shostakovich introduce the first of his un-Viennese waltzes and tricksy polkas, and there is something of the passacaglia's lofty gravitas in the Largo of JS Bach's violin concerto after BWV 1055.

Mozart's countess bemoans her faithless husband and Yusef Lateef invokes the dawn.

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Mozart's Countess bemoans her faithless husband in The Marriage of Figaro, the Rustavi Choir pay homage to a metaphorical vineyard with a church song that was permitted in the atheist Soviet Union, and Yusef Lateef invokes the creeping twilight before dawn. Stereolab open with a Space Moment, then there's Brahms' fluttering Scherzo from his second Piano Trio. The early Three Fantastic Dances by Shostakovich introduce the first of his un-Viennese waltzes and tricksy polkas, and there is something of the passacaglia's lofty gravitas in the Largo of JS Bach's violin concerto after BWV 1055.

Mozart's countess bemoans her faithless husband and Yusef Lateef invokes the dawn.

Bonfire Night20191105

Gunpowder plot and bonfire night. Tonight's In Tune Mixtape wraps up warm and heads outside to mark over 400 years since Guy Fawkes was discovered under the House of Lords with his barrels of gunpowder. Along the way we meet a lovelorn Lord Chancellor, Wotan surrounding his daughter with eternal Magic Fire, and Love the Magician, Prokofiev enjoying a Winter Bonfire and someone who is absolutely, definitely not the head of the Catholic Church.

Gunpowder plot and bonfire night. Tonight's In Tune Mixtape wraps up warm and heads out.

Boy Meets Girl20191007

In Tune’s specially curated mixtape including Anoushka Shankar and Pepe Habichuela's fusion of Indian raga and Spanish flamenco entitled Boy Meets Girl. There's also music for wind instruments by Rossini, a piano prelude by Bach, a tango by Stravinsky, an adagio for saxophone by Alessandro Marcello and a duet for two violins and strings by Steve Reich. The mix culminates with Tchaikovsky's lilting waltz from Eugene Onegin.

Producer: Ian Wallington

In Tune's specially curated mixtape includes a fusion of Indian raga and Spanish flamenco.

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By The Fireside20190920

Half and hour of uninterrupted music featuring an eclectic mix of styles and moods, opening with a hefty slab of liturgical pomp from Bruckner in his anthem "Ecce sacerdos", written to welcome a bishop into his cathedral. Amy Beach's languid and beautiful "Dreaming" leads into a world of dance, ranging from Medieval stomps, via the Elizabethan court to the rhapsodic Spanish whirling of the fairground as depicted by Ravel. Malcolm Arnold's whimsical "Little Suite" calms things down, and a Handelian concerto steals some well known tunes from his own more famous seasonal oratorio, until it's time to settle down in front of the fire for a romantic evening with the peerless crooning of Al Bowlly.

Producer Helen Garrison

In Tune's specially curated playlist, ranging from liturgical pomp to fireside romance.

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Half and hour of uninterrupted music featuring an eclectic mix of styles and moods, opening with a hefty slab of liturgical pomp from Bruckner in his anthem "Ecce sacerdos", written to welcome a bishop into his cathedral. Amy Beach's languid and beautiful "Dreaming" leads into a world of dance, ranging from Medieval stomps, via the Elizabethan court to the rhapsodic Spanish whirling of the fairground as depicted by Ravel. Malcolm Arnold's whimsical "Little Suite" calms things down, and a Handelian concerto steals some well known tunes from his own more famous seasonal oratorio, until it's time to settle down in front of the fire for a romantic evening with the peerless crooning of Al Bowlly.

Producer Helen Garrison

In Tune's specially curated playlist, ranging from liturgical pomp to fireside romance.

Byrd, Stravinsky, Fitkin20191107

In Tune’s specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music. An extract from Byrd's Mass for 3 voices; Bach's Well-tempered Klavier transcribed for string quartet by Mozart; Dawn Upshaw sings one of Esa-Pekka Salonen's Images after Sappho; Cecilia McDowell's evocative Church Bells Beyond The Stars; the Sacrificial Dance from The Rite of Spring; musical nonsense from Walton's Facade Suite; the eclectic swing of Graham Fitkin's Gordon and finally Yuja Wang brings her own flair to Mozart's Rondo alla Turca.

In Tune\u2019s specially curated playlist: including Byrd's Mass and Stravinsky's Rite.

An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises.

Canons And Cannons20190312
Carry Me Home20190909

An eclectic mix of music ranging from Schubert's famous and twinkly song about a trout, to de Falla's stern and flamenco influenced portrayal of a Spanish corregidor, or magistrate. A Hungarian dance by Brahms, some beautiful music for strings by Sibelius and Philip Glass, and a nostalgic depiction of a water mill by Ronald Binge, sit alongside John Barry's yearning title theme from the film "Out of Africa", and a sophisticated vocal arrangement of the traditional spiritual "Swing low, sweet chariot" which eventually carries us home via a peaceful Nocturne by John Field.

Producer Helen Garrison

In Tune's specially curated playlist including music to make you think of home.

Christmas Collection20181221

In Tune's specially curated playlist: a seasonal mix of festive favourites and surprises.

In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.

Classical Music For A Half-hour Run20200302

Dust off your running shoes and set your pace to the bombast of Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries, the pulsing Music for 18 musicians by Steve Reich and Bach's joyous Brandenburg Concerto No 3. Then hit your peak with Roby Lakatos's cracking version of the Sabre Dance by Khachaturian, before warming down to Mozart's overture to Il Re Pastore and Dave Brubeck's jazz standard Take Five, finishing with the calming Ellis Island by Meredith Monk.

Dust off your running shoes and set your pace with Wagner, Steve Reich and Bach.

An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises.

Classical music for focus and inspiration20191210

In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.

An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises.

Classical Music For Focus And Inspiration20200116
Classical Music For Focus And Inspiration20200120
Classical Music For Focus And Inspiration20200212
Classical Music For Focus And Inspiration20200306

Frederick Rzewski's set of Variations on the Chilean protest song "The People United Will Never Be Defeated" forms the backbone of today's mixtape. Interspersed between each variation is music that ties in with the idea of people joining together in solidarity. We hear Ethel Smyth's March of the Women, the exuberant Finale of Dvorak's "American" String Quartet, John Adams' chorus from Nixon in China "The People are the Heroes Now", the visceral 2nd movement of Shostakovich's Symphony No 10 and the joyous finale of Beethoven's 9th Symphony.

Producer Barnaby Gordon

In Tune's specially curated playlist, including Rzewski, Ethel Smyth and Beethoven.

An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises.

Classical music for focus and inspiration20200401
Classical music for your commute20191119

In Tune’s specially curated mixtape with a dance by Alun Hoddinott to mark the investiture of the Prince of Wales in 1969 and a choral piece by Jessica Curry composed for a video game called Everybody's Gone to the Rapture. Also in the mix are a Sicilienne for flute and harp by Faure, a concerto by Couperin and a love song by Dvorak arranged for string quartet. Weber's jaunty bassoon concerto is followed by Debussy's Tarantelle Styrienne for piano and Glinka's sparkling overture to his opera Ruslan and Ludmila.

In Tune\u2019s specially curated mixtape with music for the Prince of Wales and a video game!

An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises.

Classical music for your commute20191212
Classical music for your commute20200122

The In Tune Mixtape visits Vienna, Paris, London and a muddy cow field in Armenia - all in half an hour of uninterrupted bliss. With piano music by Brahms, Schubert and Satie, a re-imagined John Dowland folksong, an overture for a Wedding Planner, and something to accompany the cows to milking.

Producer Bill Nicholls

In Tune's specially curated playlist.

An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises.

Classical Music For Your Commute20200214
Classical Music For Your Commute20200311
Classical music for your commute20200403
Classical music for your journey20191126
Classical music for your journey20191219
Classical music for your journey20200129
Classical Music For Your Journey20200221
Classical music for your journey20200318

In Tune’s specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix including JS Bach's dancing Gigue for solo violin, the lustrous Morgen by Richard Strauss and Ella Fitzgerald's Born to Be Blue. To open, Alma mater redemptoris by medieval abbess Hildegard of Bingen and Steve Martland's slightly unruly Re-Mix - based on La Sonnerie de Ste Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris by Marin Marais. Then a thoughtful arrangement for piano of the Ave Maria by Schubert, the "oh, shall we?" of Ravel's 5 o’clock Foxtrot and a rustic song given by the City Waites. And before the close, a sparkling finale from Haydn's Sonata in G H.16.27.

In Tune\u2019s specially curated playlist, an eclectic mix including Bach and Ella Fitzgerald.

An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises.

Classical Music For Your Journey20200318

In Tune’s specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix including JS Bach's dancing Gigue for solo violin, the lustrous Morgen by Richard Strauss and Ella Fitzgerald's Born to Be Blue. To open, Alma mater redemptoris by medieval abbess Hildegard of Bingen and Steve Martland's slightly unruly Re-Mix - based on La Sonnerie de Ste Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris by Marin Marais. Then a thoughtful arrangement for piano of the Ave Maria by Schubert, the "oh, shall we?" of Ravel's 5 o’clock Foxtrot and a rustic song given by the City Waites. And before the close, a sparkling finale from Haydn's Sonata in G H.16.27.

In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.

An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises.

Classical music inspired by The Epiphany20200106

The decorations have been taken down, the pavements are strewn with abandoned, naked Christmas trees, and the long, cold and dark winter evenings stretch bleakly ahead, but the nativity story has one more chapter before we move on. Immerse yourself in half an hour of uninterrupted music inspired by the Epiphany, when the Magi, (Wise Men) or the Three Kings visit the child in the manger and present him with gifts of Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh. Music includes seasonal favourites We Three Kings, Warlock's Bethlehem Down, and Cornelius's The Three Kings, as well as music by Duke Ellington, Respighi, and Hans Zimmer's score for The Simpsons Movie, posing the question "What's an epiphany?"
Producer Helen Garrison

In Tune\u2019s specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music inspired by the Epiphany.

An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises.

Classical music to fill half an hour20191203

Gather round the hearth for Bella Hardy's fireside tale from the Peak District and the perennial mystery of what exactly were Couperin's barricades. There's also an extract from a New York street scene by Glen Branca student and Sonic Youth guitarist Thurston Moore, two of Berio's folky songs, and a punchy African Dance by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. Then a glowing work by Renaissance Augustinian nun Sulpitia Cesis, and to open, Chopin's elusive Mazurka in B flat minor.

Gather round the hearth for Bella Hardy's fireside tale from the Peak District.

An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises.

Classical music to fill half an hour20200109
Classical Music To Fill Half An Hour20200205
Classical Music To Fill Half An Hour20200325
Classical music to fill half an hour20200325

In Tune’s specially curated playlist including a joyous overture by Haydn, Karl Jenkins' motet Cantate Domino and Elena Kats-Chernin's virtuosic Ornamental Air for basset clarinet. Contrasted with these are a Hungarian Rhapsody by Liszt, a string quartet by Fanny Mendelssohn, an aria for counter-tenor from Handel's opera Serse and a romantic waltz for harp by Debussy.

Producer: Ian Wallington

In Tune\u2019s specially curated playlist, including Haydn, Karl Jenkins and Elena Kats-Chernin

An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises.

Classical music to fill half an hour20200417
Classical Music To Inspire You20191128
Classical music to inspire you20200106
Classical Music To Inspire You20200225
Classical Music To Inspire You20200320

In Tune's specially curated playlist, with music by Mozart, Nico Muhly and Monteverdi

An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises.

Classical music to inspire you20200414
Classical music to lift the spirits20200403

In tonight's Mixtape, Bach goes for the max with a glorious chorus with trumpets and drums, and there are delightful sounds from Domenico Scarlatti and from Gwenan Gibbard's Welsh harp to lift the spirits - but slow and meditative music can lift the spirits too, and we hear Elgar's moving Sospiri and a South African gospel chorus.

In Tune's specially curated playlist, with music by Bach, Schubert and a gospel choir.

An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises.

Classics For Concentration20190402
Classics For Concentration20190409

From the energetic rhythm of a Handel concerto to the dreamy sublimity of a Mozart aria, from there is plenty here for anyone looking for music to help you revise or study. Also featured in this specially curated non-stop music sequence: romantic Schubert, quirky Prokofiev and classic Macca - a folk-like charmer from Paul McCartney.

An unpresented sequence of music by Handel, Mozart, Schubert, Prokofiev and Paul McCartney

Comedy And Tragedy20190603
Cpe Bach, Chopin, Ligeti20191018

In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including some surprises

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Crazy In Love20190325
Da Vinci's Viola Organista20191008

The 'silver lyre' invented by Leonardo da Vinci heaves in the emotionally frozen Black Lake by Bjork, after the cheek of Don Giovanni's Catalogue Aria and a swooning Interlude from Puccini's Manon Lescaut. There are also the sighs of Monteverdi's Nymph, Haydn's insistent presto from his piano sonata in B minor, and the pastoral twang of Artiatanat by Sidi Toure. And to close, the rumpeta rumpeta of the Sextet for 2 horns and string quartet by Beethoven.

The silver lyre invented by Leonardo da Vinci heaves in a frozen Black Lake by Bjork.

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Dancing In The Rain20181127

November downpours needn't mean melancholy! Embrace the winter weather with In Tune's specially curated playlist for dancing in the rain. Celebrate the energy and excitement of the driving rain with music from Respighi, Shostakovich, and Borodin. Dance along to the rhythmic pitter-patter of raindrops in Debussy's 'Jardins sous la pluie' and Steve Reich's Music for 18 Musicians. Twirl in the tempest with Vivaldi and jump in puddles to Strauss's Thunder and Lightning Polka.

Embrace the winter weather with In Tune's playlist for dancing in the rain.

Dial A For Adventure20190411

Grab your fedora, bullwhip and battered leather jacket for an epic adventure! Swashbuckling cinematic romance from Korngold, heart-broken wandering from Mahler and Schubert, journey to exotic and debauched ancient Gaza with Saint-Saens, undergo trials of water and fire in Mozart's masonic Egypt, battle evil curses with Indiana Jones in the Temple of Doom and evade marauding aspidistras on the planet Arg. Adventure above and beyond all other Mixtapes!

A sequence of non-stop music for adventure, from exotic bacchanals to the Temple of Doom.

An unpresented sequence of music

Dream A Little Dream20190531

In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, inspired by dreams.

Dreams And Lullabies20190318

In Tune's specially curated mixtape: including Schumann's Träumerei (Dreaming) and Sally Beamish's Dreams Before Lullabies, which she wrote for the unborn baby of a friend. Ronald Binge's delicate Elizabethan Serenade is followed by a traditional Scottish song charting the adventures of a young girl on her journey to the Lowlands. There's also Bach on trumpet, Bizet's Pearl Fishers Duet and the finale of Saint-Saëns's mighty Organ Symphony.

Producer: Ian Wallington

In Tune's specially curated mixtape: including music by Schumann and Sally Beamish.

Duke Ellington And The Prince Of Venosa20190111

In Tune's specially curated playlist visits Italy and Lahore. Final destination, Isfahan.

In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.

Eastern Promise20190311

A thousand and one nights in thirty minutes.

Elegiac Elegance20190514
Emotional Rollercoaster20190329

In Tune's specially curated playlist embarks on a half-hour journey through a kaleidoscope of moods as portrayed in music, reflecting the theme of "Emotion" in this year's Free Thinking Festival at Sage, Gateshead. Starting with Mozart's furious Queen of the Night, enjoy a musical roller-coaster of feelings including jealousy, grief, contentment with Nina Simone, tears, fear, pride and prejudice, passion and comedic hilarity from a vintage policeman.

Producer Helen Garrison

In Tune's specially curated mix of music taking you on a varied and emotional journey.

Expand your horizons with classical music20191205

In Tune\u2019s specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.

An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises.

Expand your horizons with classical music20191205

In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.

An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises.

Expand your horizons with classical music20200113
Expand Your Horizons With Classical Music20200207
Expand Your Horizons With Classical Music20200303
Expand Your Horizons With Classical Music20200327
Expand your horizons with classical music20200421
Fairies At The Bottom Of The Garden20190412

A spirit of mischief has taken over the In Tune MixTape.

An unpresented sequence of music

Fantasias, Dances and Vibes20191108
Farewell To Stromness20190403

In Tune's specially curated mix of music, with a certain Scottish flavour.

An unpresented sequence of music

Fire, Air, Earth, Water20190401

In Tune's specially curated mix of music, featuring favourites alongside lesser-known gems. Tonight's edition takes its inspiration from the Four Elements: fire, air, earth and water. We journey from Lully's evocation of the ill-fated son of the Sun God, through the bough-cracking winds of Vaughan Williams and the earthy sound of Brìghde Chaimbeul's bagpipes, to the heart-wrenching end of Chausson's Poème de l'amour et de la mer.

In Tune's specially curated mix of music, inspired by the four elements.

Flying On A Breath Of Love20190704
From A Jig To A Waltz20190625

In Tune's specially curated mixtape including music by Holst, Corelli, Tavener and Stott.

From Bach To Ballet20191023

In Tune's curated playlist, including music by Sufjan Stevens and Rhiannon Giddens.

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From Vienna To Yorktown20191001

Jingling Johnnies and the honour of George Washington.

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Jingling Johnnies and the honour of George Washington.

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Gliding Swans, Shimmering Rivers, Gentle Breezes20190805
Glory Box Be! It's Beth Gibbons20191024

Beth Gibbons of Portishead gives a poignant live performance in an excerpt from Gorecki's Symphony No 3 "Sorrowful Songs". There's also the B flat minor Prelude from Das Wohltemperierte Klavier by JS Bach and Schubert joins the honest arcadian labour of the Shepherd's Chorus from Rosamunde. And to begin, a cherubic Flos regalis viginalis performed by Trio Mediaeval, Jefferson Airplane's Embryonic Journey and the lovely warmth of the Intermezzo Op. 118 No 2 by Brahms.

Portishead's Beth Gibbons performs a poignant excerpt from Gorecki's Symphony No 3.

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Golden Slumbers20190517

From William Byrd's Midnight to Thelonius Monk's 'Round Midnight (in a version by Bill Evans), a specially curated mix of non-stop nocturnal music and music to slumber to. Including Elgar's Sea Slumber, Truman Sleeps from Philip Glass's film soundtrack, restless Nocturnes from Vivaldi and Vaughan Williams and, finally, John Rutter's dreamy setting of the traditional song Golden Slumbers.

A specially curated playlist of non-stop nocturnal music.

Good Vibes And Wild Ways20190313

In Tune's gallery of surprises features vibes, the shakuhachi, and some mellow nostalgia.

Gypsy Violin, Dancing Goblins And Fairy Magic20190115

In Tune's specially curated playlist, an eclectic mix of music including a few surprises.

Happiness20190418

29 minutes of unalloyed happiness, from Percy Whitlock's "Spade and Bucket Polka", to Cinderella leaving for the ball and dancing to Prokofiev's ballet music; from the hope of happiness in the future in Handel's oratorio "Jephtha" , to Bach's spiritual joy in his Cantata no 51; from Bobby McFerrin's positive attitude, to sheer musical joy from Mendelssohn and Django Reinhardt, and finally the choice of a dreamy happy ending (as opposed to the alternate less happy option) from the film "The French Lieutenant's Woman".

An unpresented sequence of music on the theme of happiness.

Happy Holiday20190801

The In Tune Mixtape rolls up its trouser legs, dons a knotted hankie and has a paddle

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Haunting Vocals From Portishead's Beth Gibbons20191024

The Portishead singer gives a poignant live performance in an excerpt from Gorecki's Symphony No 3 "Sorrowful Songs". There's also the B flat minor Prelude from Das Wohltemperierte Klavier by JS Bach and Schubert joins the honest arcadian labour of the Shepherd's Chorus from Rosamunde. And to begin, a cherubic Flos regalis viginalis performed by Trio Mediaeval, Jefferson Airplane's Embryonic Journey and the lovely warmth of the Intermezzo Op.118 No 2 by Brahms.

Portishead singer Beth Gibbons performs a poignant excerpt from Gorecki's Symphony No 3.

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Heigh Ho Holiday20190801

The In Tune Mixtape rolls up its trouser legs, dons a handkerchief and has a paddle.

Here Comes The Sun20190823

Take a walk with Federico Mompou through the sun-bleached working class areas of 20th century Barcelona, past 'the Street, the Guitarist, and the Old Horse'. Clouds might pass overhead in Josef Suk's 'Summer Impression' but fellow Czech composer Myslivecek "exudes fire, spirit and life", in the words of Mozart. The chromatic first movement of Poulenc's Flute Sonata speaks of dappled sun; light and shade coexisting. Finally, the skies clear with a hopeful refrain: 'Here comes the sun, Here comes the sun, and I say, It's all right'.

In Tune's eclectic playlist: the musical equivalent of the sun breaking through the clouds

Horns, Pipes And Hornpipes20190626
Horseplay20191104

In Tune’s specially curated mixtape including Errolyn Wallen's ballet Horseplay and Albinoni's Adagio given a jazzy makeover by pianist Jacques Loussier. Also featured are an elegant passacaille by Handel, Saint-Saens's sensual setting of Victor Hugo's poem "Ecstasy", Kodaly's brooding Intermezzo for Strings, a majestic Chorale Prelude on brass by Brahms and Offenbach's effervescent overture to his operetta La Vie Parisenne.

Producer: Ian Wallington

In Tune's specially curated mixtape includes Errolyn Wallen's Horseplay and jazzy Albinoni

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I Love You Night And Day20190716

'I love you night and day': the opening words of Ēriks Ešenvalds' haunting choral setting of a Latvian love poem provide the inspiration for this specially curated playlist. Featuring music from Gluck's opera about Orpheus' tragic love for Eurydice; a movement from a string quartet composed by Dvořák shortly before his wedding; and a classic Parisian chanson which celebrates the dizzying feeling of being in love.

In Tune's specially curated playlist, featuring music by Dvorak, Chopin, and Jacques Brel.

In Tune's specially curated playlist, featuring music by Dvorak, Chopin, and Jacques Brel

In The Holiday Mood!20190527

On this Bank Holiday today's In Tune mixtape features music reflecting how people like to spend their special days off - a visit to a Shrove-tide fair maybe (Stravinsky) or a traditional dance around the Maypole. One thing we want is sun (Haydn) as we take a relaxing boat trip (Debussy). We may pass children playing - and quarrelling in a park (Mussorgsky) and somebody taking the dog for a walk (Gershwin). As the day ends it may be celebrated with fireworks (Handel). We've also a taste of how holiday's are spent in other parts of the world - a rodeo in America (Copland) or a fiesta in Spain or Latin America (Chick Corea). Relax and enjoy!

Producer: Ian Wallington

In Tune's specially curated mixtape featuring music with a holiday feel.

In Tune's Specially Curated Playlist Of Music20190315

In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, featuring Frank Bridge's breathtaking musical description of The Sea, Poulenc's cheeky concerto for harpsichord, and a toe-tapping Scotch humour from Nicola Matteis. Charles Wood welcomes the gladdening light, and the soprano Sylvia McNair teams up with the inimitable André Previn on piano in a beautiful rendition of one of Harold Arlen's lesser-known songs.

Producer Helen Garrison

Sea, sky and Scotch humour. Music by Matteis, Bridge, Beach, Wood and Poulenc.

Indestructible Bach20190820

Served with custard or gravy, it's still Bach in tonight's In Tune Mixtape.

Innocence and Experience20191218

A Mixtape inspired by the theme of Innocence and Experience from William Blake's collection of poems of the same name. We begin with a demonic Mephisto Waltz and end with the peaceful innocence of Arvo Pärt's Spiegel im Spiegel. Two of the works feature words by Blake himself - Speke, from an album by Michael Price called Tender Symmetry, and The Lamb in a gorgeous setting by Sir John Tavener. There's music from Bernard Herrmann's classic score for Taxi Driver. We hear part of Purcell's incidental music for Distressed Innocence (or the Princess of Persia), Verdi's song La seduzione, and a short extract from Shostakovich's Lady Macbeth.

In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.

An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises.

Ireland, Janacek, Gluck20191030

In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.

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It Tears The Heart20190819

In Tune’s specially curated mixtape climaxes with the finale of Villa-Lobos' Choros No.10 - a setting of Catulo da Paixão Cearense's poem "It Tears The Heart". Preceding this is a flute concerto by Quantz, a waltz for piano by Scriabin, the finale of Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No.3 arranged for brass, Poulenc's song Fleurs, an oboe quartet by Mozart and Anna Meredith's Blackfriars.

Producer: Ian Wallington

In Tune's specially curated mixtape including music by Bach, Anna Meredith and Villa-Lobos

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It's All About The Voice20190703

And what voices! Cecilia Bartoli with Vivaldi's desperate - and icily familiar - aria Gelido in ogni vena, the Songbird of Wassoulou, Oumou Sangaré, and the lustrous ensemble work of Armonico Consort in Versa est in luctum by Tomas Luis de Victoria. There's Beethoven's impish Sonata No 6 too, and the internal logic of Symphony No 6 by Sibelius. And there's the massed string voices of Gorecki's third Piece in Old Style, and the conversational Pastorale for wind by Amy Beach.

And what voices! Cecilia Bartoli with Vivaldi and the Songbird of Wassoulou, Oumou Sangar\u00e9

In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.

Journey From Seville To London20190717

In Tune’s specially curated mixtape takes a journey beginning in Seville with Bizet's Carmen and ending in London with a symphony from Haydn. Whilst still in Spain we are treated to a dance from de Falla's opera La Vide Breve. Then it's on to Germany for a passacaille by Buxtehude, Russia for a waltz from Prokofiev's Cinderella and an intermezzo from Rimsky Korsakov's opera Pan Voyevoda - next stop Italy for a love song by Barbara Strozzi.

Producer: Ian Wallington

In Tune's specially curated mixtape featuring music by Bizet, de Falla, Strozzi and Haydn.

Jumping For Joy20190523

A sequence of classical, alternative and folk music made to fill your day with joy.

Kaija Saariaho20190624

Our Classical Century. Today's starter piece in the MixTape is Saariaho's Graal th\u00e9\u00e2tre.

Lady Wang And The Wondrous Machine20191011

Are you sitting comfortably? The In Tune Mixtape will read you a story of Lady Wang.

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Largo To Presto20190522

An unpresented sequence of music, starting slowly and gradually gathering speed.

The mix begins with Nico Muhly's dreamy "Slow Canons", then finds a slightly faster pulse with an andante movement from Vaughan Williams, before moving on to a waltz marked "moderato" from Tchaikovsky.

The pace picks up with the allegretto first movement of Shostakovich's Cello Concerto no. 1, followed by the (relatively) "fast" final movement of Steve Reich's "Mallet Quartet". Then up a gear with Dinicu's lively "Hora Staccato" , to the final flourish - Debussy's virtuosic "Toccata" for piano.

Litanies, Laments And Landscapes20191009

In Tune’s eclectic mix of uninterrupted music: featuring Oscar Peterson's version of Angel Eyes, a lush folk song arrangement by Percy Grainger and a stunning piece of organ music composed by Jehan Alain, tragically killed in WW2, and played by his sister Marie-Claire. There's also an exquisite lament by Grace Williams, a poignant piano prelude by Rachmaninov, and the sequence ends with the ever popular overture "Land of the Mountain and the Flood" by Hamish MacCunn.

Producer Helen Garrison

In Tune's eclectic playlist: featuring Oscar Peterson, folk song and Hamish MacCunn.

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Love Bade Me Welcome20190410

In Tune's specially curated mixtape featuring dance music by Steve Martland, Judith Weir's choral setting of George Herbert's poem Love Bade Me Welcome and a Mozart piano concerto made famous by the film Elvira Madigan. There's also late night lute music by Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger, the finale of Beethoven's "Quartetto Serioso" and the Polovtsian March from Borodin's opera Prince Igor.

Producer: Ian Wallington

In Tune's specially curated mixtape includes music by Martland, Weir, Mozart and Beethoven

An unpresented sequence of music

Magical Creatures20190924

An eclectic mix of music inspired by creatures of myth and folklore.

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An eclectic mix of music inspired by creatures of myth and folklore.

Maytime20190501

An unpresented sequence of music celebrating the month of May.

Mendelssohn, Richard Strauss, Shards20190705
Minimalism Meets Mysticism20181130

Minimalism meets Mysticism. From Wagner's opening to Parsifal, the Arthurian knight on a quest for the Holy Grail to Brian Eno's Music for Airports. Only the In Tune Mixtape can re-unite you with your lost luggage. With contributions from frequent fliers Beethoven, Philip Glass and Palestrina to the more nervous passengers clutching their bags of duty free, John Field, Arvo Part and Anton Bruckner. Happy Landings.

From Wagner to Brian Eno and back again, MixTape takes the path less travelled

Movies, Operas, Cathedrals...20190906

This mixtape whisks us off to the movies with Korngold's score for The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex; it has a look into an opera house with Rossini's The Thieving Magpie; and it pays a brief visit to St Paul's Cathedral with music by Stanford. There's also Chopin in night-time mood, Debussy's attempt at writing a waltz, and celebrated tenor Jonas Kaufmann singing Wagner.

In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.

Mozart, Tippett And Joplin20190108

In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic music mix including Tippett and Joplin

Mozart's Tears20190122
Music For A Calm Mind20190530

A mixtape of classical, world and folk music designed to calm the mind and relax the soul.

Music For A Sultry Summer Evening20190729

A mixtape of classical, alternative and folk music perfect for a sultry summer evening.

Music For Concentration20190326

Find your flow with a contemplative evening raga, JS Bach's thoughtful Prelude and Fugue BWV. 846, and the ultimate in minimalist concentration, Steve Reich's Clapping Music. Then, Caterina Assandra's luminous Duo Seraphim and rippling oscillations from the film Mishima by Philip Glass are followed by a joyful movement from Haydn's Quartet Op 64'4. And to close, the gorgeous peace of Fragment II by Library Tapes.

Find your flow with JS Bach, Haydn and Steve Reich's Clapping Music.

Music For Concentration20190416

A sequence of classical, alternative and world music designed to help you concentrate.

Music For Concentration20190417
Music For Contemplation20190516

A reflective and emotional uninterrupted half hour.

Music for flutes, horns and whistles20191115
Music For Focus20190618

Ranging across the centuries music handpicked to help you focus.

Music For Good Friday20190419

In Tune's specially curated mix of eclectic music, featuring Poulenc's Penitential Motets.

An unpresented sequence of music.

Music For Notre-dame20190416

A sequence of music written for, performed in, or connected with Notre-Dame Cathedral, as well as French music for reflection and sounds from the streets of Paris as the city comes to terms with the shocking fire that engulfed the medieval masterpiece.

We start with the organ - an improvisation on La Marseillaise by one of the most prominent organists at Notre-Dame, Pierre Cochereau. The sound of the organ continues in the Gloria from David Briggs' Messe pour Notre-Dame. Using as its basis some of Cochereau's improvisations, the piece was written for the cathedral and its magnificent Cavaillé-Coll instrument.

Popular until the 1920s, but best known for its Intermezzo, we next hear Franz Schmidt's opera Notre-Dame, loosely based on Victor Hugo's Hunchback.

Louis Vierne was one of the great organist-composers at Notre-Dame. During his time there, the organ was in such a state that he toured the US to raise money to pay for its restoration. Having worked at the cathedral for 37 years, he died as he wished, at the organ console after giving his 1750th organ recital. Maurice Durufle, Vierne's assistant at Notre-Dame was by the side of his friend and mentor as he died. Ubi Caritas, one of his Four Motets, is an anthem for Maundy Thursday.

Notre-Dame has been an important part of musical life across Europe during the centuries. The Notre-Dame school of polyphony was made up of a group of composers working in and around the cathedral in the late 12th and early 13th centuries and one of those was Perotin.

We bring the mixtape to a close with a British composer: Colin Matthews' arrangement of a French classic. Debussy's La fille aux cheveux de lin is mixed with the sounds of Parisians singing hymns in prayer as they watched Notre-Dame burn late into the night.

Celebrating the music of Notre-Dame Cathedral.

Music For Rest And Recovery20190605

Music that turns from rest to recovery in half an hour.

Music For Revision20190320

A musical journey to help guide you through your revision period. Boost your concentration with a blend of Indian sitars and Spanish guitars while also moulding string quartets with Brass bands. Focus on some Bach, Borodin and Bizet before being serenaded by Suk. And when your productive day has come to an end, sit back and wind down to Moon song.

In Tune has a specially curated playlist to help guide you through your revision period.

Music For Revision20190521

Supercharge your revision with a sequence of classical, alternative and world music perfect to listen to while studying.

Including a Chris Thile and Brad Mehldau take on an Irish tearjerker, a heartwarming Malian song from Trio da Kali, lush orchestrations from Delius and Schubert's beautiful Quintet

A sequence of classical, alternative and world music perfect to listen to while studying.

Music For Study20190507

A sequence of classical, alternative and world music perfect to listen to while studying.

Music From Henry Viii....to The Fifth Beatle20190926

In Tune's specially curated mixtape with music by Henry VIII - his arrangement of the Flemish tune Taunder naken all the way through to an adagio for harmonica and strings by George Martin - famed producer of the Beatles. There's also a joyous piano sonatina by Ligeti, a Bavarian dance from Elgar, a fantasia from Gibbons and Roxanna Panufnik's All Shall Be Well which combines the plainchant hymn of a group of Polish knight's going into battle and the words of the English mystic Julian of Norwich. The mix ends with a wedding processional by Glazunov.

Producer: Ian Wallington

In Tune's specially curated mixtape including music by Henry VIII, George Martin and Elgar

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In Tune's specially curated mixtape with music by Henry VIII - his arrangement of the Flemish tune Taunder naken all the way through to an adagio for harmonica and strings by George Martin - famed producer of the Beatles. There's also a joyous piano sonatina by Ligeti, a Bavarian dance from Elgar, a fantasia from Gibbons and Roxanna Panufnik's All Shall Be Well which combines the plainchant hymn of a group of Polish knight's going into battle and the words of the English mystic Julian of Norwich. The mix ends with a wedding processional by Glazunov.

Producer: Ian Wallington

In Tune's specially curated mixtape including music by Henry VIII, George Martin and Elgar

Music From Other Places.... And Other Worlds20190121

In Tune's specially curated mixtape: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.

Music From The Moon20190719

The space scientist and lunar expert Maggie Aderin-Pocock curates and narrates a special edition of the In Tune Mixtape, marking the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landings. From Debussy and Dvorak to Gil Scott-Heron and Stevie Wonder, Aderin-Pocock introduces the music which has accompanied her lifelong fascination with Earth's closest neighbour.

Maggie Aderin-Pocock introduces music for the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landings.

The space scientist and lunar expert Maggie Aderin-Pocock curates and narrates a special edition of the In Tune Mixtape, marking the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landings. From Debussy and Dvorak to Gil Scott-Heron and Stevie Wonder, Aderin-Pocock introduces the music which has accompanied her lifelong fascination with Earth's closest neighbour.

Music Of The Gods20190806

In Tune's specially curated mixtape featuring musical depictions of gods and goddesses.

Music To Accompany Your Revision Period20190430

In Tune's specially curated mix of music to accompany you through your revision period.

Music To Focus To20190604

Find your focus with the chordal control of a Sarabande by JS Bach, the emerging text of Anna Meredith's Heal You, and the rocketing runs of the finale of Mozart's Symphony No 29. To open, the resplendent maximalism of 'continuous composition' pioneer Ludomyr Melnyk, and the carefully flat-footed polka from Shostakovich's early ballet The Age of Gold. And there's the foaming concentration of the Scherzo from Dvorak's Piano Quintet alongside the sighing 3rd of John Dowland's set of Tears, Lachrimae gementes.

Find your focus with works by JS Bach, Anna Meredith and Mozart.

Nicola Benedetti20190429

Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti is one of the most dynamic and engaging soloists of her generation. As part of the BBC's Our Classical Century Season, this Mixtape features performances by Benedetti - including her 2004 BBC Young Musician win with Szymanowski's Violin Concerto No.1, and letting her hair down with Scottish folk band - alongside music inspired by her and some musical namesakes. With music by Vivaldi, Debussy, Britten and Piazzolla.

A music sequence of performances with, and music inspired by, violinist Nicola Benedetti

An unpresented sequence of music

Nonsense Madrigals In Wonderland20190715

Ligeti's Nonsense Madrigals are the source of inspiration for this mixtape. Several of the movements in Ligeti's collection take texts from Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, and this theme continues with the Queen of Hearts' Tango from Joby Talbot's ballet. Next comes a pair of madrigals - one by the madrigal king himself, Monteverdi, and more unusually, a madrigal for flute and piano by Philippe Gaubert - followed by a pair of modern-day Alices (Ott and Coote). Finally, we return to the madcap nature of Ligeti's madrigals with the absurdist humour of Gerald Barry's The Importance of being Earnest and Milhaud’s ballet Le boeuf sur le toit.

Our Classical Century continues with Ligeti's Nonsense Madrigals.

Northern Lights From Persia To Mos Eisley20190911

An eclectic mix, journeying through Salieri's overture for the Persian King of Ormus, Ola Gjeilo's luminous choral piece Northern Lights, Marin Marais's haunting Voix Humaine, Saint-Saens's effervescent Piano Concerto No.3 and John Williams's alien speakeasy music for the Mos Eisley cantina band on Tatooine.

In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.

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An eclectic mix, journeying through Salieri's overture for the Persian King of Ormus, Ola Gjeilo's luminous choral piece Northern Lights, Marin Marais's haunting Voix Humaine, Saint-Saens's effervescent Piano Concerto No.3 and John Williams's alien speakeasy music for the Mos Eisley cantina band on Tatooine.

In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.

O Branch Of Freshest Green20190321

Spring's in the air and Im Fruhling finds Schubert sitting on a hillside reflecting upon verdant valleys and sunbeams. Before that, Jane Antonia Cornish admires the Scattered Light, while Stravinsky's Scherzo Russe has a sunny swagger about it. Then, Vivaldi's exuberant violin concerto RV 190 and the luminous O viridissima virga (O branch of freshest green) by Hildegard von Bingen are followed by Granados's evocative vision of Andalucia. And to close, Sufjan Stevens shakes the dust from his sandals in his radiant phase composition "Out of Egypt...".

Spring's in the air with works by Schubert, Hildegard von Bingen and Granados.

Occ: John Adams - The Chairman Dances20190617
P\u00e4rt, Haydn, Rebecca Clarke20190702
Panic20190701

Our Classical Century continues with Birtwistle's 'Panic' written for the Last Night of the Proms in 1995. A work taking its inspiration from the Classical god 'Pan' and the worship of Dionysus. The followers of Dionysus were particularly known for their religious rites fuelled by plenty of wine and debauchery that have come down to us across the ages with the title 'Bacchanales' (after 'Bacchus' the Roman version of Dionysus). These would reach a level of intoxication and emotional excess approaching ecstasy and even terror.

There was also a calmer, more reflective side to Pan as he is often depicted with his 'Pan Pipes', made from the transfigured 'Syrinx' according to Ovid's Metamorphoses.

So in tonight's MixTape we have both aspects, Debussy looking for Syrinx with piano and solo flute and the others choosing the more energetic path, whether it's Nielsen, Saint-Saëns or Jaques Ibert, all begun by Harrison Birtwistle's 'Panic'.

Our Classical Century continues with Birtwistle's Panic, written for the Proms in 1995

Paris, Notre Dame To La Folie Bergere20190322

Paris, city for saints and sinners.

Passion And Contemplation20190916

In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.

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Passionate Passions20190327
Phantom Threads And Floating Harps20190627

In Tune's specially curated playlist including music by Jonny Greenwood and Vivaldi.

Phibbs, Scriabin, Shostakovich20181204

In Tune's specially curated mixtape begins tonight with the Aria from Glenn Gould's iconic recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations. Also on the musical menu is Shostakovich's rambunctious Festive Overture, Elizabethan poet George Peele's meditation on aging as set by Gerald Finzi, and music by Joseph Phibbs from The Sixteen's latest recording.

Produced by David Fay.

In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.

Power through with classical music20191204

In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.

An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises.

Power through with classical music20200110
Power through with classical music20200110

Music across six centuries and three continents, with a choral piece by Elizabethan composer Thomas Tallis, baroque from Bach and Vivaldi, eighteen-century classical from Haydn, 19th-century opera from Puccini and 20th-century piano from Debussy, together with the contemporary music of Brazilian Tom Ze and the timeless traditional music of West Africa.

Five hundred years of music across three continents, from Tallis to Tom Ze.

An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises.

Power Through With Classical Music20200206

In Tune’s specially curated mixtape, including Bach's setting of Whate'er my God ordains is right, a traditional Scottish reel and a West African juba dance by Florence Price. Interwoven with these are a waltz for string quartet by Korngold, Mozart's Andante for flute and orchestra, a popular French song by Ravel and Medtner's Morning Song for piano.

Producer: Ian Wallington

In Tune's specially curated mixtape, including music by Bach, Ravel and Florence Price

An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises.

Power Through With Classical Music20200326
Power through with classical music20200420
Proms Preview20190718

What's on at the Proms? The In Tune Mixtape has some juicy bits from the first week.

Queen Anne's sister and the clock from Vienna20191114

Musetta's mischief and a 'cauld blast' from Shostakovich in tonight's In Tune Mixtape.

An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises.

Rameau, Saint-Saens, Lawes20191111
Recycled Bach And A Mahler Reject20190117

In Tune's specially curated playlist including Mahler's Blumine, rejected for his Second Symphony, and a Bach Brandenburg Concerto movement he recycled for a cantata, with added wind parts.. Plus music for wind band by Haydn., folk fiddling from Wales and China, and a choral collaboration by William Byrd and Thomas Tallis.

In Tune's specially curated playlist, with music by Bach, Haydn and Mahler.

Respighi, Bach And The Black Dyke Band20190109
Ring Out, Wild Bells20190710

In Tune’s specially curated mixtape including Jonathan Dove's setting of Tennyson's poem Ring Out, Wild Bells plus a lesser-known overture by Glinka and Spanish influenced music by Gottschalk. There's serene music for oboe by Albinoni and two pieces from Schoenberg - the beautiful ending of his string sextet Verklarte Nacht and his orchestration of JS Bach's "St. Anne" Fugue.

Producer: Ian Wallington

In Tune's specially curated mixtape including music by Dove, Glinka, Albinoni and Bach.

Romance and Tangos20191112
Routes To Heaven20190110

In Tune's specially curated playlist, with music by Mozart, John Dowland and Led Zeppelin

In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.

Rule Britannia20190913

What shall we do with a wayward Mixtape?

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What shall we do with a wayward Mixtape?

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Russia - Orthodox and unorthodox20191106

In Tune\u2019s curated playlist, taking in Dowland, Anna Meredith and Russian folk music.

An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises.

Sarasate, Dvo\u0159\u00e1k, Gavin Bryars20190524
Scandinavian Sounds20190408

In Tune's specially curated playlist featuring the music of Scandinavia.

An unpresented sequence of music

Schoenberg Meets Sufjan Stevens20181217

In Tune's specially curated playlist, this week featuring festive music with a twist.

Schubert, Bach, Mozart20191014

In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music.

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Schubert, Germaine Tailleferre And Vivaldi20191029

Our journey starts with a song from Schubert’s Winterreise, then we travel to New York with a saxophone version of Steve Reich’s Counterpoint, originally for clarinet and tape. The woodwind theme continues with Fairy pipers from Elgar’s The Wand of youth. We travel to France for Germaine Tailleferre’s trio for piano, violin and cello. We return to England for a contemplative moment with Herbert Howells’ Nunc Dimittis written for Gloucester Cathedral. We end in Italy with the virtuoso violin of a Caprice by Nicolo Paganini, and the more stately bassoon concerto of Antonio Vivaldi.

Music from Schubert and Reich, Howells and Elgar, Tailleferre, Vivaldi and Paganini.

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Schubert, Holst And Dvorak20190404

Pared-back Schubert in tonight's MixTape.

Scottish Special20190812

Classical, jazz and folk music all by current Scottish musicians and composers.

In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.

Shimmer20190506

An unpresented sequence of music that shimmers, gleams and glints.

Simple Pleasures20190528

Music for simple enjoyment, the In Tune Mixtape.

Sketches Of Spain20190129
Soaring Classical Music For Valentine's Day Romance20200214

Mahler's musical SWALK to his beloved Alma wraps up Mozart's tender trio Soave sia il vento and Bollywood's most cherished love song. There's a swooning Amor dicea by Monteverdi too, and Rachmaninov's Lilacs, written at the same as his April wedding. Then a chanson rendition of Satie's Je te veux and a melting Stranger in Paradise - and how could any Valentine's Day be complete without a bit of Romeo and Juliet?

Mahler's musical SWALK to his beloved Alma wraps up Bollywood's most cherished love song.

An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises.

Something Borrowed20190423

Rossini in Yorkshire.

Songs For Study20190314

A musical journey that morphs and swells between melody and rhythm. Join us as we delve deep through the mysteries of Schubert, Satie and Saint-Saens. Dance to Gardel’s tango, bask in the sounds of spring while gently winding down to Itsuki’s lullaby. But don’t forget to savour a song without words before taking the stairway to heaven to meet your "cherub" waiting to take care of you.

In Tune's specially curated playlist of songs for studying.

Songscapes For Wintry Journeys20181218

Indulge your evening with this specially curated In Tune playlist featuring an eclectic mix of music in the run-up to the festive season, including field recordings of Balinese Gamelan made by David Attenborough, Dame Janet Baker's immortal take on Strauss' Morgen, and Schubert's winterreise accompanied by a hurdy gurdy. With other musical favourites, lesser-known gems, and a few surprises.

In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.

Souls And Celebrations20191101

Reflecting the season of All Saints and All Souls, the In Tune mixtape weaves its unbroken way through ravishing requiems and languid laments by Maurice Durufle and Frank Bridge, mixed with joyous bursts celebrating life in dances from Malcolm Arnold and Aram Khachaturian. The struggle and fragility of existence flutters into view in Ravel's depiction of moths and Scott Joplin's rag "The Strenuous Life", and in the haunting score to the film American Beauty. But the sequence ends optimistically with Harold Arlen's show stopper "Get Happy", as we all travel together to the Promised Land.

Producer Helen Garrison

In Tune's specially curated playlist: music rejoicing in life and remembering the dead.

In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.

Sounds Of Summer20190712

When harmony melts gently like a child's ice cream in the summer sun.

South Of The Border! Dancing Through Mexico, Brazil And Peru20191021

In Tune's specially curated mixtape featuring Latin American dances by Aaron Copland and Jorge Morel plus a traditional round dance from Peru. Don't worry though, there's plenty of time to get your breath back in the more gentle moments including Debussy's Beau Soir played by flute and harp, John Ireland's depiction of the Sussex Downs, Brad Mehldau's tribute to J.S.Bach followed by the great master's Air on a G String. The pace starts to pick up again in Thea Musgrave's vocal setting of Sir Thomas Wyatt's poem "Hate whom ye list, for I care not".

Producer: Ian Wallington

In Tune's specially curated mixtape featuring Latin American dances and Mehldau after Bach

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Spanish Paths To Scottish Weavers20190503

This mixtape takes us on a choral pilgrimage to León in Spain, courtesy of Joby Talbot. There's also music by Walton, Schubert and MacMillan, and if you love the cello suites of Bach and are looking for a complementary set of pieces, try the opening piece, from Telemann's 12 Fantasias for viola da gamba.

An unpresented sequence of music, including works by Telemann, Walton and MacMillan

Speaking In Tongues20190529

Thomas Tallis's response to the Biblical story of Pentecost, when Christ's disciples are filled with the Holy Spirit and speak in many languages, is one of the composer's finest motets, and serves as the central pillar around which this mixtape is built. Opening with a rustic 13th-century English dance, the atmosphere is broken suddenly by a rollicking overture which initially sounds like part of a film score to a Carry On film, but in fact is by the Russian 20th-century composer Dmitri Kabalevsky. His opera Colas Breugnon tells a story of jealous lovers and arrogant suitors whose pride is pricked by practical jokes. Fellow Russian contemporary Sergey Rachmaninov knew how to write a good prelude and Nikolai Lugansky certainly knows how to play them, but calm prevails eventually with Rebecca Clarke's ethereal and seasonal portrayal of a Midsummer Moon for violin and piano. The sequence ends with a passionate rendition by Anne Sofie von Otter of Kurt Weill's yearning and desperate song "Surabaya Johnny", an outpouring of thwarted love for a rotten scoundrel who uses his charisma to seduce and betray.

Producer: Helen Garrison

In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music including Tallis and Weill

Spiegel Im Spiegel20190509

In Tune's specially curated mix of music.

Stairway To Hell20181206

The devil has all the best tunes in today's In Tune Mixtape

Stationary Traveller20190905

A whistlestop dance across the globe from the Bazaars of old Baghdad to the Andes in Peru.

Step Into Autumn20191003

A special autumnal playlist featuring Astor Piazzolla, Max Richter and Billie Holiday.

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Strange Birds Passing20190930

In Tune’s specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises. Featuring music with dancing melodic lines, from Mozart's overture to the ballet 'The Little Nothings', to cascading rivers of notes from two great pianists: Lang Lang and Bobby Timmons. Plus, mellifluous music for flutes from contemporary composer John Luther Adams and a clock made out of an orchestra.

In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.

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In Tune’s specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises. Featuring music with dancing melodic lines, from Mozart's overture to the ballet 'The Little Nothings', to cascading rivers of notes from two great pianists: Lang Lang and Bobby Timmons. Plus, mellifluous music for flutes from contemporary composer John Luther Adams and a clock made out of an orchestra.

In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.

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In Tune’s specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises. Featuring music with dancing melodic lines, from Mozart's overture to the ballet 'The Little Nothings', to cascading rivers of notes from two great pianists: Lang Lang and Bobby Timmons. Plus, mellifluous music for flutes from contemporary composer John Luther Adams and a clock made out of an orchestra.

In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.

In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.

Summer Recomposed20190722

Max Richter's reworking of Vivaldi's Summer from the Four Seasons, a folky landler by Schubert and Webern's early song Sommerabend - summer evening. There's a hearty Swedish polska to open, and Gesualdo's sinuous In monte oliveti, along with a youthful wind quintet by Janacek. And to close, Francesca Caccini's sunny Ciaccona.

Max Richter's reworking of Vivaldi, a folky dance by Schubert and Webern's Sommerabend.

Summer Road Trip20190726

In Tune's specially curated playlist goes on a summer road trip.

Summer Solstice20190621

Celebrate the start of summer with a mixtape for the longest day of the year.

Summerland20190822

William Grant Still's study in late-summer's hush, a Bavarian knees-up by Elgar and Judith Weir's shimmering Ave regina caelorum to close. There's Baroque minimalism with a Praeludium by Carl Friedrich Abel too, and Philip Glass's Third String Quartet (Mishima) arranged for saxophone quartet. And there's a mesmeric hymn to Moses from Greece and the gambolling scherzo from Schumann's Piano Quintet in E flat.

William Grant Still's study in late-summer's hush and a Bavarian knees-up by Elgar.

Sunrise To Sunset20190723

A musical journey from dawn to dusk, with a stop for lunch at the Penguin Cafe.

Swans And Bears20191031

In Tune's curated playlist, featuring music by Saint-Saens, Mozart and folk band Lankum.

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Swans Migrating20190515

In Tune’s specially curated playlist, including two musical impressions of that majestic creature of myth, the swan. Jordi Savall and Hesperion XXI play an Ottoman piece collected by Cantemir, a 17th century scholar, composer, advisor, prince, and performer. There's a serene motet from Orlande de Lassus, Beethoven played by master pianist Mikhail Pletnev, and a much-loved waltz from Tchaikovsky. Plus, musical pearls from two Finnish composers: Einojuhani Rautavaara's orchestral patterning mimics the flight of migrating birds, layered over recorded tape of Whooper swans, and Sibelius' radiant Humoresque imparts "the anguish of existence... fitfully lit up by the sun" (Jean Sibelius).

In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.

Switch up your listening with classical music20191127
Switch up your listening with classical music20191127

In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.

An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises.

Switch up your listening with classical music20191220

In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.

An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises.

Switch up your listening with classical music20200130
Switch Up Your Listening With Classical Music20200224
Switch Up Your Listening With Classical Music20200319
Switch up your listening with classical music20200413
Tafelmusik And Teatime20190628

Mozart's 'dinner music' Divertimento, K270, meets King Creosote for tea in a Scottish cafe along with Debussy's evocation of a sunny morning in Spain, Le Matin d'un jour de fete. There's also a medieval hymn to St Magnus of Orkney, and the rhythmic Jyomuran by Japanese percussionist Midori Takada, followed by the transcendental sorrow of Brahms's Second Intermezzo, Op 117. And to close, the brilliantly subversive tour de force that is JS Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No 4.

Mozart's 'dinner music' divertimento meets King Creosote for tea in a Scottish cafe.

Take 30 minutes out with a relaxing classical mix20191206

In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.

An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises.

Take 30 minutes out with a relaxing classical mix20200114
Take 30 minutes out with a relaxing classical mix20200114

In Tune\u2019s specially curated mixtape: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.

An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises.

Take 30 Minutes Out With A Relaxing Classical Mix20200210

There are many ways to relax - and this mix includes expansive but meditative music from Tomas Luis de Victoria and Norwegian singer Mari Boine; intimate pieces from John Dowland and Sergey Rachmaninov; a soothing slow movement from Haydn; and dance-inspired music from string band Frigg and Michael Haydn. Philip Glass manages to combine everything in his Dance 8.
Producer: Roger Short

In Tune's specially curated playlist, with music by Victoria, Rachmaninov and Glass.

An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises.

Take 30 Minutes Out With A Relaxing Classical Mix20200304

In Tune's specially curated playlist, including pieces by Haydn, Beethoven and Brahms.

An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises.

Take 30 Minutes Out With A Relaxing Classical Mix20200330
Take 30 minutes out with an invigorating classical mix20191206

In Tune’s specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music celebrating trains, cars and all things that go. Includes Richard Rodney Bennett's lilting 'Travel Notes' for wind quartet, Henry Mancini's Pie in The Face Polka from the 1965 film The Great Race, John Williams' Scherzo for Motorcyle and Orchestra and evocations of trains by Max Steiner, Benjamin Britten and Steve Reich.

In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.

An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises.

Take Five - Soraya Mafi20190613
Take Five - Stephanie Childress20190614
Take Five: Isata Kanneh-mason20190612
Take Five: Mark Simpson20190610

A mixtape created by today's 'Take Five' young performer, the sensational Mark Simpson.

Take Five: Peter Moore20190611
Tally Ho! Galloping With Mozart Senior20190619

In Tune’s specially curated mixtape including Leopold Mozart's Hunting Symphony, romantic music for viola by Ernest Chausson and Gordon Jacob's arrangement of William Byrd's the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book for wind band. Michael Nyman plays with a Scottish melody in his fourth string quartet and Simon and Garfunkel sing of Scarborough Fair. Luise Adolpha Le Beau's reflective piano concerto leads into Johann Strauss II's exotic Egyptian March.

Producer: Ian Wallington

In Tune's specially curated mixtape including music by Mozart Snr, Byrd, Nyman and Le Beau

Tea For Two And One For The Road20191016

From Broadway to Moscow. Today's In Tune Mixtape starts with a joke that backfired nearly landing Shostakovich in deep trouble. His famous arrangement of the foxtrot, 'Tea for Two' from 'No, No, Nanette' coincided with a series of vitriolic press denunciations of bourgeois, dance hall decadence as exemplified by the 'Foxtrot'. Quick-thinking Shostakovich wrote an open letter saying that his piece was not a jolly orchestral encore, but instead a sarcastic comment on modern life - and he got away with it.
We also spend a little time north of Hadrian's Wall and in the company of one of the great Italian Baroque concertos not by Vivaldi. Add a dash of Bruckner and a cure for spider bites and you have a recipe to take your mind off the day's hardships for half an hour.

From Broadway to Moscow. Today's In Tune Mixtape starts with a joke that backfired.

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Telephone And Letter20181211

Keeping in touch with the In Tune MixTape. Telephone or letter, any way will do.

Ten Pieces Trailblazers20190816

From Vivaldi to Doctor Who, a Mixtape featuring of all of the new Ten Pieces Trailblazers.

The alternative seasonal mixtape20191219

Christmas with Arnold Schoenberg, They Might be Giants and South Park: In Tune's Alternative Seasonal Mixtape brings us music the supermarkets won't be playing this Christmas.

The Twelve Tones of Christmas is not what we get with Arnold Schoenberg's Weihnachtsmusik, a fantasia on two Christmas carols written in 1921. The German Christmas classic O Tannenbaum follows, as interpreted by American alt rock band They Might be Giants, then Graham Fitkin's harp version of the Cornish Sans Day Carol. Sonny Boy Williamson II sings his personal Christmas Day Blues, and the South Park team give us a softly sung but hard-hitting parody of Christmas sentimentalism, reminding us of our own mortality while encouraging us to value each day of life. We travel back 700 years for the Latin carol Angelus ad Virginem, then return to the 21st century for O Magnum Mysterium set by Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo. The Music Lab Collective highlight the rich harmonic progressions in Mariah Carey's All I want for Christmas is You, and finally Michael Praetorius gloriously mashes up the medieval German carol In Dulci Jubilo.

Music the supermarkets won't be playing this Christmas.

An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises.

The Am\u00e9riques Mixtape20181126

A special Our Classical Century mix inspired by Edgard Varese's sound portrait of New York

The eclectic classical mix20191121
The eclectic classical mix20191216

Purcell's "cold scene" aria What Pow'r Art Thou shivers besides a cinematic waltz by PJ Harvey and the welcoming chimes of Foday Musa Suso's kora. There's plenty of romantic warmth in Suk's Serenade for string orchestra and a heady arrangement of Shostakovich's Waltz for jazz band, plus the rapturous Je vais mourir from Les Troyens a Carthage by Berlioz. There's also a tinkling Rondo from Haydn's Sonata in A flat, and to open, a lustrous Love Chant by the unmistakable voices of Le Mystere Des Voix Bulgares.

In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.

An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises.

The eclectic classical mix20200124

An uninterrupted sequence of eclectic music to brighten your day.

An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises.

The Eclectic Classical Mix20200218
The Eclectic Classical Mix20200313

In Tune’s specially curated playlist, including JS Bach's ‘Double’ Violin Concerto, the spirited Quintet by Louise Farrenc and gaming composer Koji Kondo's Legend of Zelda Suite. There's a beloved aria by Gluck which asks ‘What will I do without Euridice?’ and a pianistic Chinese Dance from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite, probably evoking a ring of bobbing mushrooms. Then the ‘Walkman-suitable’ Floe by Philip Glass takes us back to the 80s after Harry Hudson's version of ‘Rabbit pie day’ - and to close, Rudolf Barshai's dynamic arrangement Ravel's Petite Suite.

In Tune's specially curated playlist, including music by JS Bach, Farrenc and Koji Kondo.

An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises.

The eclectic classical mix20200407
The French Bourree While The Hungarians March!20190424

In Tune's specially curated mixtape including a French bourree by Lully, a shameless waltz from La Boheme by Puccini, a syncopated dance by Eleanor Alberga and a Hungarian March by Franz Liszt. Also in the mix is a jazzy Debussy Arabesque, a mellow duet for clarinet and flute by Franz Danzi and a brooding string quartet by Edmund Rubbra.

In Tune's specially curated mixtape including music by Lully, Puccini, Alberga and Liszt.

In Tune's specially curated mixtape including a French bourree by Lully, a shameless waltz from La Boheme by Puccini, a syncopated dance by Eleanor Alberga and a Hungarian March by Franz Liszt. Also in the mix is a jazzy Debussy Arabesque, a melow duet for clarinet and flute by Franz Danzi and a brooding string quartet by Edmund Rubbra.

Producer: Ian Wallington

The Mega Moma Mix20191022

In Tune's Mega MoMA Mix continues Radio 3's celebration of the reopening of New York's Museum of Modern Art, which took place last night. The mix reflects the work of visual artists and musicians who have contributed to MoMA over the years, and we hear pieces by composers from New York's flourishing indie-classical scene.

Music from two of the presenters of Radio 3's current series 'The way I see it' begins the mix, with comedian Steve Martin's banjo playing followed by Steve Reich's Nagoya Marimbas.

Aaron Copland's music has featured regularly at MoMA - we hear his music for the film The Red Pony (1949)

Philip Glass is also a regular at MoMA, represented here by his piano Etude no. 1

MoMA's new Kravis Studio opens with an installation devoted to a new interpretation of David Tudor's electronic piece Rainforest, which dates from 1968 - we hear an excerpt from the original version.

Andy Warhol is credited as producer of The Velvet Underground's classic debut album from 1967, when the band featured in Warhol's multimedia roadshow 'Exploding Plastic Inevitable'. We hear Lou Reed's song 'I'm waiting for the man'

Missy Mazzoli's music blurs the boundaries between classical and popular styles, as in her Vespers for a New Dark Age, composed in 2015.

The mix ends with Ellie Goulding's 2018 recording of Don McLean's classic song Vincent., inspired by one of the jewels of the MoMA collection, Van Gogh's The Starry Night.

A sequence of music celebrating the reopening of New York's Museum of Modern Art.

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The Mega Momamix20191022
The Orpheus myth20191210

Music inspired by the Orpheus myth. We start with the Can-Can from Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld. Carnival Morning by the Brazilian composer Luiz Bonfa, the theme from the film Black Orpheus leads to Johann Johannsson's Orphic Hymn from his album Orphee. We hear part of David Sylvian's Orpheus from his album Secrets of the Beehive. Next, the second movement of Beethoven's Piano Concerto no. 4, which has been seen as a description of Orpheus taming the Furies. We end with two songs, Schubert's Lied des Orpheus D474 and Gluck's Che faro senza Euridice from his opera Orfeo ed Euridice. These are separated by a Toccata from Monteverdi's Orfeo.

In Tune\u2019s specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.

An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises.

The perfect classical Christmas mix20191220

Today's In Tune Mixtape is 30 minutes of wall-to-wall festive cheer, including classical favourites from Prokofiev, John Rutter and J.S. Bach. Plus Carl Nielsen puts a spin on a classic carol, we find out what would happen if Mozart wrote one of the finest popular Christmas songs, and things get reflective with Charlie Brown.

A specially curated 30 minutes of festive favourites and surprises.

An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises.

The perfect classical half hour20191118
The perfect classical half hour20191211
The Perfect Classical Half Hour20200117
The perfect classical half hour20200117

From Joby Talbot's depiction of the January sun rising over the sea to Paule Maurice's portrait of the Provence region in France, today's mixtape will help you unwind after a busy week. Mussorgsky's triumphal march marking a Russian victory over the Ottoman Empire gets things off to a strident start and Pachelbel's canon and gigue sounds as fresh as ever. Monteverdi's Laudate peuri Dominum is followed by Frank Bridge's Berceuse for orchestra and Chopin's Grande Valse Brillante will get you swaying and in the weekend mood!

Producer: Ian Wallington

In Tune's specially curated playlist with music, from Pachelbel to Joby Talbot.

An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises.

The Perfect Classical Half Hour20200213

In Tune's specially curated playlist, including music by Schubert, Glass and Monteverdi.

An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises.

The Perfect Classical Half Hour20200228

In Tune's specially curated playlist, including music by Walton, Chopin and William Byrd.

An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises.

The Perfect Classical Half Hour20200309
The Perfect Classical Half Hour20200310

In Tune’s specially curated playlist including Rameau's exotic Les Indes Galantes, Augustin Barrios Mangore's evocation of a cathedral and Tchaikovsky's waltz from Swan Lake. There's also piano music from Scarlatti, a traditional American song arranged by Copland, a wind serenade by Dvorak and a melody for violin and piano by Prokofiev.

Producer: Ian Wallington

In Tune's specially curated playlist, including music by Rameau, Mangore and Tchaikovsky.

An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises.

In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.

The perfect classical half hour20200402
The perfect classical half-hour20200121

If you went to a wine tavern in Vienna in the 1890's, the chances are you'd encounter a Schrammel ensemble. With a couple of violins, a guitar, and a clarinet or accordion, they played their own arrangements of local folk songs, waltzes, polkas and Viennese dialect songs, and they were all the rage, admired by Brahms and Schoenberg among others. There's been a revival in Schrammelmusik in recent years - and we begin and end with two fine examples. In between it's a wander around the musical alleyways of the city, taking in Schubert, as interpreted by Liszt and hurdy-gurdy player Matthias Loibner, Papa Haydn, and renaissance composer Leonhard Päminger.

Producer: Roger Short

In Tune\u2019s specially curated playlist, with a Viennese theme.

An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises.

The Poet Speaks20190404
The Pomp And Circumstance Mixtape20181203

A special mix inspired by Edward Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance March no.1, as played at the opening of Abbey Road studios in 1931 - a key moment in Radio 3's Our Classical Century programming. In Tune's specially curated playlist ends with with a military march by Richard Wagner – and the light relief comes from the unlikely figure of Arnold Schoenberg, with his arrangement of the Italian popular song Funiculi, Funicula.

A special Our Classical Century mix inspired by Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance March No 1

The Sea2020012020200116 (R3)

There's a salty tang to In Tune’s specially curated playlist as we take to the high seas with an eclectic mix of music. The Foggy Morning from Uuno Klami's Sea Pictures gives way to Medtner's Meeresstille, Debussy's little boat is rocked by Judith Weir's Storm and Britten's Peter Grimes. After the tranquility of Vaughan Williams's Full Fathom Five, Korngold's Captian Blood soundtrack sends us one our way in swash-buckling style. Splice the main-brace!
Producer Barnaby Gordon

In Tune\u2019s specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.

An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises.

The Story Of My Heart20190918

“How beautiful a delight to make the world joyous! The song should never be silent, the dance never still, the laugh should sound like water which runs for ever.” - essayist and nature writer Richard Jefferies' words which inspired Frank Bridge's poem for orchestra - The Story of My Heart. Playful music by Corelli and Krommer thread through the journey to this piece and the voices of children playing provide a background to Jocelyn Pook's Saffron - a poem connecting mother and daughter. More graceful and reflective moments occur in Derek Bourgeois' Serenade for brass band, Frank Martin's Mass for double choir and Liszt's Liebestraume No.3.

Producer: Ian Wallington

In Tune's specially curated mixtape including music by Corelli, Liszt, Pook and Bridge.

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“How beautiful a delight to make the world joyous! The song should never be silent, the dance never still, the laugh should sound like water which runs for ever.” - essayist and nature writer Richard Jefferies' words which inspired Frank Bridge's poem for orchestra - The Story of My Heart. Playful music by Corelli and Krommer thread through the journey to this piece and the voices of children playing provide a background to Jocelyn Pook's Saffron - a poem connecting mother and daughter. More graceful and reflective moments occur in Derek Bourgeois' Serenade for brass band, Frank Martin's Mass for double choir and Liszt's Liebestraume No.3.

Producer: Ian Wallington

In Tune's specially curated mixtape including music by Corelli, Liszt, Pook and Bridge.

The Sun, The Earth And Spring20190425

The Sun, the Earth and spring are depicted in this evening's In Tune Mixtape, with the motet Jubilate Deo omnis terra by Palestrina, Haydn's 'Sunrise' quartet and the burgeoning joy of 'Fruhling' - Spring - by Richard Strauss. To open, a playful Ciacona by Biber, and the quiet warmth of Consolation No 3 by Liszt. And there's the foot-stomping of Bartok's Transylvanian dances, with the open skylight of Colleen's Sun against my eyes.

The Sun, the Earth and spring with works by Palestrina, Haydn and Strauss.

The Ways Of Love20190828

What connects a Hitchcock movie and a Schubert failure? The In Tune Mixtape of course. Schubert's Rosamunde is a princess in the disguise of a shepherdess, and Cary Grant is an advertising executive mistaken for a spy in North by Northwest. Only in the In Tune Mixtape can they rub shoulders with 500 years of French wit from Pierre Certon and Francis Poulenc.

Those Were The Days My Friend20190520

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Cabaret singer? A familiar tune in an unfamiliar disguise in tonight's MixTape. And that's ignoring the frog with a violin concerto and a legendary harp made by Vainamoinen, a god in the Finnish epic the 'Kalevala', from the jawbone of a giant pike, strung with the hair of a fair maiden....allegedly.

Tickles, Whirls And High Kicks20190123

Haydn's ticklingly playful "sonata for piano accompanied by violin and cello" - or Trio in C major - opens this evening's Mixtape, along with an amorous refusal in Merula's Folle e ben che si crede. Then there's Lutoslawski's response to Communist Party disapproval of his First Symphony, the folky Little Suite, and Réponse Lutosławski - Bryce Dessner's homage to the composer also first performed by the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra. Madeleine Dring's whirling Tarantella and the seamless Sonata Octavi a 12 by Giovanni Gabrieli draw things to a close, with a high-kick from The Vienna Berlin Music Club's version of Brahms' Hungarian Dance No 1 for good measure.

A ticklish Haydn trio, a whirling Tarantella by Dring and a high-kicking Hungarian Dance.

Translucent Textures With Knussen20190422

Oliver Knussen's translucent and stirring Symphony No 3 is the featured work for "Our Classical Century", starting off a sequence of music which reflects its luminous tuned percussion textures as well as embracing the seasonal holiday weather. Tchaikovsky's Sugar Plumb Fairy employs a similar sound world to Knussen but with a very different style, as does Leroy Anderson's joyous Bugler's Holiday. Other music in the mix includes a poignant piano piece by Frank Bridge, a lyrical French fantasy and folk music arrangements from the pastures of the Auvergne and rural England.

Producer Helen Garrison

A sequence of music including Knussen Symphony No 3 and music for the holiday.

Trills, Trolls And Trolleys20191001

An eclectic but alliterative collection of music wheeled in on the famous In Tune trolley.

Trills, Trolls And Trolleys20191002

An eclectic but alliterative collection of music wheeled in on the famous In Tune trolley.

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An eclectic but alliterative collection of music wheeled in on the famous In Tune trolley.

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Two Monks And Two Nuns20181212

In Tune's specially curated playlist, including music by Richard Strauss and Nico Muhly.

Under The Influence... Of Jazz!20190606

In Tune’s specially curated mixtape featuring music by composers who were influenced by jazz - Michael Tippett (Piano Sonata No.1), George Gershwin (Prelude No.1), John Rutter (Waltz from Suite Antique), Maurice Ravel (Blues from Violin Sonata) and Leonard Bernstein (Prelude, Fugue and Riffs) - preceded by a lesson in "how to make jazz" by Bing Crosby.

In Tune's specially curated mixtape featuring classical pieces with a jazzy feel.

Veni, Veni, Emmanuel20181207

An eclectic music mix including the advent carol Veni, veni, Emmanuel, a charming duet from Mozart's Magic Flute, the impassioned Somewhere from Bernstein's West Side Story, Midnight from Mahler's Ruckert Lieder sung by Dame Janet Baker, and Warlock's carol Bethlehem Down, inimitably arranged by the David Rees-Williams Trio. The perfect way to usher in your evening.

In Tune's specially curated playlist, including the advent carol Veni, veni, Emmanuel

Verdi, Fado, Bach20191010

The Moroccan-born singer Amina Alaoui sings Fado Al-Mu'tamid from her album Arco Iris. Before that we hear the fingers of pianist Nikolai Lugansky flying through Liszt's Feux-follets, and we start with tragedy in the form of the overture to Act 3 of Verdi's La Traviata. Some lively music for string quartet from Fanny Mendelssohn follows Amina Alaoui singing fado, then we sink into the darkness of Gesualdo's Tenebrae. Some upbeat Bach cleanses the palate, and we end in the bustling heart of Covent Garden, part of Eric Coates' London Suite from the 1930s.

Amina Alaoui sings fado, plus there's tragedy from Verdi and upbeat music from Bach.

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Vivaldi, Vibes And Nyckelharpa20181128

In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix including Beethoven, Owain Park and reflections on Erik Satie from the Vienna Arts Orchestra. Plus the glorious voice of breakdancing counter-tenor Jakub Józef Orlinski, and the traditional sounds of Sweden. The perfect way to usher in your evening.

In Tune's curated playlist includes reflections on Satie and traditional sounds of Sweden.

Walton's Wise Virgins20190510

Walton and waltzes on tonight's Mixtape.

An unpresented sequence of music

Waltzes And Latin Rhythms20191017

A specially curated In Tune mixtape featuring Brahms, Faure and Miguel del Aguila.

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Waltzing With Aliens20190724

In Tune's specially curated playlist including Faur\u00e9, Khachaturian, Tchaikovsky and E.T.

War And Peace20190415

In Tune's specially curated mix of eclectic music, inspired by Britten's War Requiem, as Radio 3 continues to celebrate Our Classical Century. This evening's mix includes Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau singing Dies Irae, the sound of war played on the piano by Alexandre Tharaud, and peaceful sounds from Ralph Vaughan Williams and Palestrina.

In Tune's specially curated mix of eclectic music, inspired by Britten's War Requiem.

West Meets East20190502

In Tune's specially curated mixtape including Vivaldi's Gloria, Yehudi Menuhin and Ravi Shankar's ground-breaking fusion and a Sentimental Sarabande by Benjamin Britten. There's also a capricious cor anglais piece from Wolf-Ferrari, a gentle piano melody from George Enescu, scampering harp music from John Rutter and Elizabethan music for brass by Robert Johnson.

Producer: Ian Wallington

In Tune's specially curated mixtape including music by Vivaldi, Ravi Shankar and Britten.

An unpresented sequence of music

What A Wonderful World20190709

What a Wonderful World. A specially curated playlist celebrating wonderment in life and nature, featuring a spine-tingling sunrise by Haydn, Vivaldi's joyous Spring, a pastoral ramble with Beethoven, Bernstein feeling pretty, and George Harrison's Here Comes the Sun. An eclectic music mix of favourites and nice surprises.

In Tune's specially curated eclectic music mix celebrating our wonderful world.

When Gerard Depardieu Met Lully...20190607
When Icicles Hang From The Sky20181220

In Tune's playlist: chill to Purcell's Cold Song, Rutter's Icicles and Manu Delago's hang.

In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.

When Paul Simon Met Conlon Nancarrow20190114
Winter Walks20181214

In Tune's specially curated playlist: a musical adventure for a cold winter's day.

Winter Wonderland20181219

Seasonal sounds from friends old and new

In Tune's specially curated playlist, this week featuring festive music with a twist.

Www. (the Wonderful World Of Williams)20190319
Yearning, Consolation, And A Bit Of Cheek20181205

"O miserable Iphigenia, your family has been destroyed!" Gluck's radiantly yearning aria opens tonight's Mixtape, along with a consolingly Trumpton-like arrangement of Scarlatti's Sonata in G and the fiery Pagan Dance of Cecile Chaminade. Then, The Unthanks and the Brighouse and Rastrick Band's version of the folksong My Lagan Love, a silvery instrumental work by Hildegard of Bingen, and Rachmaninov's skittish Scherzo in D minor. Plus a cheeky quartet version of Thelonious Monk's Well, you needn't to end.

A radiant aria by Gluck, plus a cheeky quartet version of Well, you needn't.

Your daily classical soundtrack20191122

‘The river god laughs as the water tickles him’ in Ravel's shimmering masterpiece Jeux d'eau, Colleen depicts a crystalline kind of late autumn in her piece November, and there's a little bit of toybox gamelan from John Cage. There's also Tatyana's fluttering heart as she writes her letter to Onegin, a dancing Tarantella by Gaspar Sanz, and the Symphony in G of 'black Mozart' Joseph Bologne de Saint-Georges. Then Lotte Lenya despairs at Kurt Weill's international playboy Surabaya Johnny, and Monteverdi reworks a lucent early Renaissance masterpiece.

'The river god laughs as the water tickles him' in Ravel's shimmering Jeux d'eau.

An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises.

Your daily classical soundtrack20191217
Your daily classical soundtrack20200127
Your Daily Classical Soundtrack20200219

In Tune's specially curated playlist, with music by Handel, Haydn and Bruce Springsteen.

An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises.

Your Daily Classical Soundtrack20200316
Your daily classical soundtrack20200408

In Tune's specially curated playlist including a sprightly dance by Bartok, a piece for cello by Sally Beamish inspired by the river Gala Water and an adagio for trumpet by Verdi. Also in the mix is seventeenth century choral music by Thomas Tomkins, a wind octet by Franz Krommer, a polonaise by Chopin and the Valse Intermezzo for strings by Frank Bridge.

Producer: Ian Wallington

In Tune's specially curated playlist including music by Bartok, Beamish and Verdi.

An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises.

Your go-to introduction to classical music20191209

In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.

An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises.

Your go-to introduction to classical music20200115
Your Go-to Introduction To Classical Music20200211
Your Go-to Introduction To Classical Music20200305

In Tune's curated playlist including music by Rachmaninoff, Vivaldi and Radiohead.

An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises.

Your Go-to Introduction To Classical Music20200331
Your invigorating classical playlist20191129
Your invigorating classical playlist20191129

In Tune's specially curated playlist, with fiddling from Hungary and kora from Mali.

An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises.

Your Invigorating Classical Playlist20200107
Your Invigorating Classical Playlist20200203

In Tune's specially curated playlist: a flurry of music inspired by snow.

An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises.

Your Invigorating Classical Playlist20200226
Your Invigorating Classical Playlist20200323
Your invigorating classical playlist20200415