BBC Music Magazine

Three to look out for


Alan Davey, the controller of BBC Radio 3, picks out three great moments to listen out for in December

Winter Walk

Writer Horatio Clare joins us on Christmas Eve for the centrepiec­e of our series exploring forests, in an immersive Slow Radio walk through Germany inspired by the concept of ‘the wanderer’. The walk will be accompanie­d by moments from Schubert’s great song cycle Winterreis­e and poems by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. 24 December, 2pm

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Now in its 100th year, the 2018 service will be music director Stephen Cleobury’s 36th and final with the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge. As ever, it will be broadcast live on Radio 4 on Christmas Eve and replayed on Radio 3 on Christmas Day itself.

25 Dec, 2pm

Classical Fix

Clemency Burton-hill returns for a second series of Classical Fix, in which she curates a personalis­ed playlist for her guests, who then join her to discuss their new classical music discoverie­s. Guests this season include multi-instrument­alist Marika Hackman and author Dolly Alderton.

2 & 9 Dec, 12 midnight (also available in podcast form)

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