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2017100220171001 (R3)Malcolm Arnold's Symphony No 2, played by the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland.

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20171008An early and a late work for orchestra by Malcolm Arnold.

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20171015Arnold Bax's Symphony No 5, played by the RSNO conducted by David Lloyd-Jones.

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20171119The RLPO, conducted by Vernon Handley, perform Vaughan Williams Symphony No 3 (Pastoral).

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20180101A sequence of music by Gerald Finzi, ending with his Nocturne (New Year Music), Op 7.

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20180101A sequence of music by Gerald Finzi, ending with his Nocturne (New Year Music), Op 7.

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20180305Max Bruch's Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra, Op 88a.

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20180512Jonathan Plowright plays Series 4 of Walter Rummel's Bach transcriptions for piano.

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A Japanese Journey20180401Nick Luscombe takes a sonic journey across Japan, through the sounds of everyday life.

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Amaryllis Quartet20170618The Amaryllis Quartet perform Haydn and Beethoven at the 2016 Edinburgh Festival.

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Antonio Carlos Gomes20160612
Antonio Carlos Gomes20160612More music by the Brazilian composer featured in the Sunday Feature.

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Arnold Bax20180218Bax's Violin Concerto, performed by Lydia Mordkovich, contrasted with a pair of tone poems

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Arthur Sullivan20161009Arthur Sullivan's Marmion Overture and incidental music to The Tempest.

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Avishai Cohen20170312Avishai Cohen Trio in concert with the BBC Concert Orchestra and conductor Bastien Stil.

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Bach Symphonies20180211Symphonies by two of Bach's sons, CPE and the lesser known Johann Christian Friedrich.

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Baroque from BBC NOW20161030Rachel Podger directs the BBC NOW from the violin in Handel, Bach, Biber and Vivaldi.

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Bbc National Orchestra Of Wales On Tour In North Wales20180114The BBC National Orchestra of Wales commence their Beethoven symphony cycle while on tour with principal guest conductor Xian Zhang in North Wales, plus the cellist Alexey Stadler is the soloist in Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations.

Recorded in November 2017 at Bangor Univeristy's Prichard-Jones Hall
Presented by Carys Williams

Symphony No.4 in B-flat major, Op.60
Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme Op.33 (Fitzenhagen version)

Alexey Stadler (cello)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Xian Zhang (conductor).

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales and conductor Xian Zhang on tour in North Wales.

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BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Tadaaki Otaka20180421Celebrating Radio 3's forthcoming week-long exploration of the mysterious, counter-cultural and unexpected side of Japanese music and arts, Tadaaki Otaka conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in music by Takemitsu.

Takemitsu: A String Around Autumn
Takemitsu: Fantasma-cantos for clarinet and orchestra

Richard Stoltzman (clarinet)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Tadaaki Otaka (conductor)

This year marks 30 years of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales' relationship with Conductor Laureate, Tadaaki Otaka. Winner of the Elgar society medal for his interpretations of that composer's works, Otaka's association with the orchestra also resulted in commissions for Takemitsu. Here we explore works by this elder of the Japanese compositional scene and a performance of his musical mentor, Claude Debussy.

Japanese conductor Tadaaki Otaka leads the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in Takemitsu.

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BBC Philharmonic20170108The BBC Philharmonic performs music by Stravinsky and Rimsky-Korsakov.

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BBC Philharmonic20170423Andrew Litton conducts the BBC Philharmonic in music by Berlioz and Shostakovich.

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BBC Philharmonic Plays Brahms20160403
BBC Philharmonic Plays Brahms20160403The BBC Philharmonic in Brahms's Tragic Overture and Violin Concerto with Mikhail Ovrutsky

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BBC Philharmonic Somme Commemoration20161113The BBC Philharmonic commemorating the Salford Pals, who died at the Battle of the Somme.

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BBC Scottish SO20170507Ligeti and Henze from the BBC Scottish SO, conducted by Matthias Pintscher.

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BBC Singers20160306
BBC Singers20160306The BBC Singers perform Bernard Hughes's A Medieval Bestiary and The Death of Balder.

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BBC Singers20161205Martyn Brabbins conducts the BBC Singers in Britten's work AMDG.

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BBC Singers - Jonathan Harvey20161120Music by Jonathan Harvey performed by Sound Intermedia and the BBC Singers.

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BBC Singers - Rachmaninov Vespers20170521Elena Sharkova conducts the BBC Singers in Rachmaninov's All-Night Vigil.

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BBC Singers at BASCA20170212James Morgan conducts the BBC Singers in music by composers from Basca.

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Boulez and Ravel20160918Two French tributes to a lost Vienna: Ravel's La valse and Boulez's Le marteau sans maitre

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Britten - String Quartet No 220160529The Amadeus Quartet performs Britten's String Quartet No 2.

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Britten in Venice20160522The Amadeus Quartet performs Britten's String Quartet No 3 and the suite Death in Venice.

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Bruch And Tchaikovsky20180121The BBC Philharmonic in concert recordings of Bruch's First Violin Concerto and Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony.

Bruch: Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor
Leila Josefowicz (violin)
BBC Philharmonic
Conductor Andrew Litton

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 5 in E minor
BBC Philharmonic
Conductor Vassily Sinaisky.

The BBC Philharmonic in Bruch's First Violin Concerto and Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony.

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Chabrier for Piano20160220
Chabrier for Piano20160220Angela Hewitt performs a selection of piano music by Emmanuel Chabrier.

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Charles Villiers Stanford20180318Two works spanning Charles Villiers Stanford's composing career - his early Cello Concerto in D minor from 1880, performed by Alexander Baillie with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Nicholas Braithwaite, and his final Symphony, No 7 in D minor, Op 124 from 1911, performed by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra conducted by David Lloyd-Jones.

Two works spanning Stanford's career - his early Cello Concerto and his final Symphony.

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Edgard Var\u00e8se From The Bbc So's Total Immersion Day20180107Edgard Varèse's Octandre, Density 21.5 and Hyperprism played by musicians from the Guildhall School; and the cityscape Amériques from the BBC SO conducted by Sakari Oramo.

Recorded on the 6th May 2017 at Milton Court, and the Barbican Hall, London as part of the BBC's Total Immersion Varèse day.
Presented by Andrew McGregor.

Varèse: Octandre (1923)
Guildhall New Music Ensemble
Geoffrey Paterson (conductor)

Varèse: Density 21.5 (1936)
Antonia Berg (flute)

Varèse: Hyperprism (1923)
Guildhall New Music Ensemble
Geoffrey Paterson (conductor)

Varèse: Amériques
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo (conductor)

The radical French composer Edgard Varèse displayed in all his startling stripes. From the 'collision of masses' and the lion's roar in the soundworld of the chamber work Hyperprism, to Density 21.5 just for solo flute. To conclude, his celebrated Amériques, the siren-infused New York cityscape written by Varèse in the New World in 1918, and here performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sakari Oramo.

Edgard Varese performed by musicians from the Guildhall and the BBC SO with Sakari Oramo.

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Elgar Symphony No 320180520Elgar's Third Symphony in its completion by Anthony Payne.

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Elgar's Falstaff20180922Elgar's Symphony Study: Falstaff, performed by BBC NOW and Jac van Steen

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Enescu Violin Sonata No 320160604
Enescu Violin Sonata No 320160604Violinist Tai Murray and pianist Gilles Vonsattel perform Enescu's Violin Sonata No 3.

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Friedrich Gernsheim20170206Oliver Triendl (piano) and the Gemeaux Quartet in Friedrich Gernsheim's Piano Quintet No 2

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Giles Swayne at 7020160703
Giles Swayne at 7020160703The BBC Singers mark the 70th birthday of composer Giles Swayne with a special recording.

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Glass Night20170129Tom McKinney presents an all-night celebration of the music of Philip Glass.

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Glassworks20170304The Guildhall New Music Ensemble plays Philip Glass's Glassworks at Milton Court, London.

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Gould's Goldberg20160710
Gould's Goldberg20160710The 1981 recording of Glenn Gould performing Bach's Goldberg Variations, BWV988.

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Heino Eller20170506Music by Estonian composer Heino Eller.

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Henry Hugo Pierson's Macbeth2017050120170430 (R3)A rare chance to hear Henry Hugo Pierson's symphonic poem Macbeth, Op 54.

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Hough Plays Rachmaninov and Bowen20160911Stephen Hough in Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No 2 and York Bowen: Piano Sonata No 5.

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International Women's Day: Speak Out20170308The world premiere of Kate Whitley's Speak Out, setting the words of Malala Yousafzai.

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Jcf Bach20160125The New Bach Collegium Musicum of Leipzig performs JCF Bach's Symphony in B flat.

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JCF Bach20160314
JCF Bach20160314Burkhard Glaetzner conducts the New Bach Collegium Musicum in JCF Bach's Symphony in C.

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John Metcalf20170326A work composed by John Metcalf.

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Kenneth Hesketh20170520Clare Hammond performs piano music by contemporary British composer Kenneth Hesketh.

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Kurt Atterberg20160605
Kurt Atterberg20160605Kurt Atterberg's Fourth and Sixth Symphonies conducted by Ari Rasilainen.

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Laura Jurd And Dinosaur At Wigmore Hall In The Summer Of 201720180909New Generation Artists: Laura Jurd and Dinosaur at Wigmore Hall in the summer of 2017
London’s Wigmore Hall's 'Lates' series played host to the devoted followers of the trumpeter, Laura Jurd, Radio 3’s New Generation Jazz Artist at the time.
Laura was joined at London's Wigmore Hall by her band, Dinosaur for some tracks from their Mercury Prize-nominated album ‘Together as One,’ and also some numbers they were working on at the time for the album, ‘And Still we Wonder.’ That latest album was released to great acclaim in May this year and Dinosaur are touring with it at the moment.

Dinosaur
Laur Jurd (trumpet)
Elliot Galvin keyboard player,
Conor Chaplin (bass and electric bass)
Corrie Dick (percussion)

New Generation Artists Laura Jurd and Dinosaur at Wigmore Hall in the summer of 2017

An occasional music series on Radio 3

London Jazz Festival20161211Pianist and composer Francesco Tristano performs with the BBC Concert Orchestra.

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Lyric Pieces20170116A selection of Grieg's Lyric Pieces performed by pianist Leif Ove Andsnes.

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Mahler: Symphony No 120161023Thomas Sondergard conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in Mahler's First Symphony.

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Music on the Brink of Destruction20170319Ian Skelly presents music written and performed in the Terezin and Warsaw ghettos.

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Philip Glass20180317Matt Haimovitz plays Philip Glass's 2010 Partita No 2 for Solo Cello.

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Pierre Boulez20170129Members of Ensemble Intercontemporain in Boulez: Flute Sonatine and Le marteau sans maitre

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Puccini20161203Riccardo Chailly conducts the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra in music by Puccini.

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Quatuor Pour La Fin Du Temps20171210New Generation Artists Annelien Van Wauwe and the Amatis Piano Trio perform Messiaen.

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Richard Rodney Bennett20161127Music by Richard Rodney Bennett performed at the Barbican's Total Immersion Day.

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Richard Strauss for Violin20160228
Richard Strauss for Violin20160228Thomas Albertus Irnberger performs two early works for violin composed by Richard Strauss.

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Richard Wetz20170917Richard Wetz: Symphony no 2 in A, Op 47.

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Salomon Jadassohn20160221
Salomon Jadassohn20160221Brandenburg State Orchestra of Frankfurt in music by Romantic composer Salomon Jadassohn.

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Schoenberg's Society for Private Musical Performances2017010120170102 (R3)Music heard in Schoenberg's first season of subscription concerts, set up in November 1918

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Schoenberg's Society for Private Musical Performances2017010120170102 (R3)Music heard in Schoenberg's first season of subscription concerts, set up in November 1918

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Shakespeare by Finzi20160424
Shakespeare by Finzi20160424Shakespeare-inspired music by Gerald Finzi.

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Sibelius20170528A sequence of music by Sibelius.

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Sound Frontiers: 194620160924Music first heard in the year the Third Programme was born, from Webern to Cage.

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Stephen Hough20170611Stephen Hough plays music by Franck and Liszt at the 2016 Edinburgh International Festival

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Steven Isserlis and Robert Levin20170604Another chance to hear a concert from the 2016 Edinburgh Festival.

An occasional music series on Radio 3

Stokowski's Tristan2016100320161002 (R3)Philadelphia Orchestra in the Love Music from Acts 2 and 3 of Wagner's Tristan und Isolde.

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The Music of Edgard Var\u00e8se20171209The Music of Edgard Varese.

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The Other Max Bruch20180225The neglected second concerto by Max Bruch, and his rarely performed third symphony.

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The Other Side Of El Cid20160117The drama of El Cid realised in two colourful scores by Massenet and Rozsa.

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Total Immersion: Leonard Bernstein20180204Music by Leonard Bernstein performed by musicians from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, recorded at the BBC Symphony Orchestra's Total Immersion day at Milton Court Concert Hall at the Barbican Centre on 27th January.

Presented by Andrew McGregor.

Bernstein: Aria and Barcarolles
Anne Reilly (soprano)
James Newby (baritone)
Michael Sikich & Krystal Tunnicliffe (pianos)

Bernstein: Clarinet Sonata
Charlotte Bartley (clarinet)
Michael Sikich (piano)

Bernstein: Prelude Fugue and Riffs
Musicians from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Scott Stroman (conductor).

Music by Leonard Bernstein with musicians from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

An occasional music series on Radio 3

Wigmore Hall: Leon Mccawley20180311Another chance to hear last Monday's Lunchtime Concert of music by Haydn, Hans Gál, Chopin and Beethoven from Wigmore Hall in London.
Leon McCawley's world première recording of Hans Gál's piano works championed the music of a composer who fled the Nazis to find refuge in Britain. Gál's Three Preludes complement Haydn's dramatic C minor Sonata and the elegance of Chopin's Nocturnes.

Haydn: Piano Sonata in C minor, HXVI:20
Hans Gál: Three Preludes, Op 65
Chopin: 2 Nocturnes, Op 37
Beethoven: 32 Variations on an Original Theme in C minor, WoO 80

Leon McCawley, piano

Recorded on 05 March 2018 at Wigmore Hall, London.

Pianist Leon McCawley plays music by Haydn, Hans Gal, Chopin and Beethoven.

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William Alwyn20170924Orchestral music by William Alwyn, including his First Piano Concerto and Fourth Symphony.

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Witold Lutoslawski2017070320170702 (R3)The Amaryllis Quartet perform Lutoslawski's String Quartet.

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