BBC Music Magazine

May Radio 3 and television highlights

Schedules may be subject to alteration. For up-to-date listings see Radio Times

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1 WEDNESDAY

6.30-9am Breakfast

9am-12 noon

Essential Classics

CHOICE 12 noon-1pm Composer of the Week Amy Beach

1-2pm Lunchtime Concert 2-3.30pm Afternoon Concert 3.30-4.30pm Choral Evensong A recording from the archives 4.30-5pm New

Generation Artists

5-7pm In Tune

7-7.30pm In Tune Mixtape 7.30-10pm Radio 3 in Concert from the Royal Festival Hall, London. Glinka Overture: Ruslan and Ludmila, Glazunov Violin Concerto, Shostakovi­ch Symphony No. 10. Esther

Yoo (violin), Philharmon­ia Orchestra/vladimir Ashkenazy 10-10.45pm Free Thinking 10.45-11pm The Essay 11pm-12.30am Late Junction

2 THURSDAY

6.30-9am Breakfast

9am-12 noon

Essential Classics

CHOICE 12 noon-1pm Composer of the

Week Amy Beach 1-2pm Lunchtime Concert 2-5pm Afternoon Concert 5-7pm In Tune

7-7.30pm In Tune Mixtape 7.30-10pm Radio 3 in Concert live from the Bridgewate­r Hall, Manchester. James Macmillan Symphony No. 4, Britten

Les illuminati­ons, Tippett Symphony No. 4. Sophie Bevan (soprano), BBC Philharmon­ic/ Martyn Brabbins

10-10.45pm Free Thinking 10.45-11pm The Essay 11pm-12am Late Junction 12-12.30am Slow Radio

3 FRIDAY

6.30-9am Breakfast

9am-12 noon

Essential Classics

CHOICE 12 noon-1pm Composer of the Week Amy Beach

1-2pm Lunchtime Concert 2-5pm Afternoon Concert 5-7pm In Tune

7-7.30pm In Tune Mixtape 7.30-10pm Radio 3 in

Concert from Symphony Hall, Birmingham. Krása Overture for small orchestra, Klein Partita for Strings, Mahler Symphony No. 9. CBSO Youth Chorus,

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/ilan Volkov 10-10.45pm Free Thinking 10.45-11pm The Essay 11pm-12.30am Music Planet 12.30-1am Music Planet

World Mix

4 SATURDAY

7-9am Breakfast

9-11.45am Record Review 11.45am-12.30pm

Music Matters

12.30-1pm This Classical Life 1-3pm Inside Music

3-4pm Sound of Cinema 4-5pm Jazz Record Requests 5-6.30pm J to Z

6.30-10pm Opera on 3 from the Metropolit­an Opera,

New York. Verdi Aida. Sondra Radvanovsk­y (Aida), Olesya Petrova (Amneris), Jorge de León (Radamès), Quinn Kelsey (Amonasro), tefan Kocán (Ramfis), Soloman Howard (The King), Orchestra of the Metropolit­an Opera/

Plácido Domingo

10pm-12 midnight

New Music Show 12 midnight-1am

Geoffrey Smith’s Jazz

5 SUNDAY

7-9am Breakfast

9am-12 noon Sunday Morning 12 noon-1pm Private Passions Jess Robinson (comedian) 1-2pm Lunchtime Concert (rpt) 2-3pm The Early Music Show 3-4pm Choral Evensong (rpt) 4-5pm Choir and Organ 5-5.30pm The

Listening Service

5.30-6.45pm Words and Music 6.45-7.30pm Sunday Feature 7.30-10pm Drama on 3 Coriolanus (Shakespear­e) 10-11pm Radio 3 in Concert 11pm-12 midnight Unclassifi­ed with Elizabeth Alker

12 midnight-12.30am

Classical Fix

6 MONDAY

6.30-9am Breakfast

9am-12 noon

Essential Classics

12 noon-1pm Composer of the Week Stravinsky

1-2pm Lunchtime Concert live from Wigmore Hall, London. An unconventi­onal journey from Moscow to London. Alexander Levine New work, Kedrov Otche Nash, Sibelius Rakastava (The Lover), Tormis Ratas, Zielenski

In monte oliveti, Kodály Esti dal, Antonín Tucapsk Municipal Ayres: Slough, Comedian Harmonists Eins, zwei, drei und vier, Brahms Abendständ­chen Op. 42 No. 1, Poulenc Quatre petites prières de Saint-françois d’assise. The King’s Singers 2-5pm Afternoon Concert 5-7pm In Tune

7-7.30pm In Tune Mixtape 7.30-10pm Internatio­nal Opera Awards from Sadler’s Wells. Performers include Charles Castronovo (tenor), Joyce El-khoury (soprano) and Vivica Genaux (soprano)

10-10.45pm Free Thinking 10.45-11pm The Essay

On Holiday with Nietszche 11pm-12.30am Jazz Now

7 TUESDAY

6.30-9am Breakfast

9am-12 noon

Essential Classics

12 noon-1pm Composer of the Week Stravinsky

1-2pm Lunchtime Concert 2-5pm Afternoon Concert 5-7pm In Tune

7-7.30pm In Tune Mixtape 7.30-10pm Radio 3 in Concert from the Forum, Malvern Theatres. Elgar String Quartet in E minor, Violin Sonata in E minor, Piano Quintet in A minor.

Daniel Rowland (violin), Ian Belton (violin), Paul Cassidy

(viola), Martin Roscoe (piano), Brodsky Quartet

10.45-11pm The Essay

On Holiday with Nietszche 11pm-12.30am Jazz Now

8 WEDNESDAY

6.30-9am Breakfast

9am-12 noon

Essential Classics 12 noon-1pm Composer of the Week Stravinsky

1-2pm Lunchtime Concert 2-3.30pm Afternoon Concert 3.30-4.30pm Choral Evensong live from the Chapel of Magdalen College, Oxford 4.30-5pm New

Generation Artists

5-7pm In Tune

7-7.30pm In Tune Mixtape CHOICE 7.30-10pm Radio 3 in Concert from the Barbican Hall, London. BBC SO Total Immersion:

Lili and Nadia Boulanger. Lili Boulanger Psalm 24 ‘La terre appartient à l’éternel, Vieille prière bouddhique, Faust et Hélène, Psalm 130 ‘Du fond de l’abîme, Nadia Boulanger Fantaisie variée for piano and orchestra. Alexandra Dariescu (piano), Katarina Dalayman (soprano), BBC Symphony Orchestra/james Gaffigan 10-10.45pm Free Thinking 10.45-11pm The Essay

On Holiday with Nietszche 11pm-12.30am Late Junction

9 THURSDAY

6.30-9am Breakfast

9am-12 noon

Essential Classics 12 noon-1pm Composer of the Week Stravinsky

1-2pm Lunchtime Concert 2-5pm Afternoon Concert 5-7pm In Tune

7-7.30pm In Tune Mixtape 7.30-10pm Radio 3 in Concert live from the City Halls, Glasgow. George Butterwort­h The Banks of Green Willow, Vaughan Williams On Wenlock Edge, Stravinsky The Firebird (complete ballet). David Webb (tenor), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra/ben Gernon 10-10.45pm Free Thinking 10.45-11pm The Essay On Holiday with Nietszche 11pm-12.30am Late Junction

10 FRIDAY

6.30-9am Breakfast

9am-12 noon

Essential Classics 12 noon-1pm Composer of the Week Stravinsky

1-2pm Lunchtime Concert 2-5pm Afternoon Concert 5-7pm In Tune

7-7.30pm In Tune Mixtape 7.30-10pm Radio 3 in Concert live from the Bridgewate­r Hall, Manchester. Bach Orchestral Suites. Lisa Beznosiuk

(flute), Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenm­ent/margaret Faultless (violin)

10-10.45pm The Verb 10.45-11pm The Essay

On Holiday with Nietszche 11pm-12.30am Music Planet 12.30-1am Music Planet World Mix

11 SATURDAY

7-9am Breakfast

9-11.45am Record Review 11.45am-12.30pm

Music Matters

12.30-1pm This Classical Life 1-3pm Inside Music

3-4pm Sound of Cinema 4-5pm Jazz Record Requests 5-6.30pm J to Z

6.30-10pm Opera on 3 from the Metropolit­an Opera, New York. Poulenc Dialogues des Carmélites. Isabel Leonard (Blanche de la Force), Adrianne Pieczonka (Madame Lidoine), Erin Morley (Constance), Karen Cargill (Mère Marie), Karita Mattila (Madame de Croissy), David Portillo (Chevalier de la Force), Jean-françois Lapointe (Marquis de la Force), Orchestra of the Metropolit­an Opera/ Yannick Nézet-séguin

10pm-12 midnight

New Music Show 12 midnight-1am

Geoffrey Smith’s Jazz

12 SUNDAY

7-9am Breakfast

9am-12 noon Sunday Morning 12 noon-1pm Private Passions Richard Smith (guitarist) (rpt) 1-2pm Lunchtime Concert (rpt) 2-3pm The Early Music Show 4-5pm Choir and Organ 5-5.30pm The

Listening Service

5.30-6.45pm Words and Music CHOICE 6.45-7.30pm Sunday Feature Waterlog

7.30-9.30pm Drama on 3 Radio Beckett (rpt)

9.30-11pm Radio 3 in Concert

11pm-12 midnight Unclassifi­ed with Elizabeth Alker

12 midnight-1am Classical Fix

13 MONDAY

CHOICE 6.30-9am Breakfast from the River Severn

9am-12noon Essential Classics 12 noon-1pm Composer of the Week Robert Schumann 1-2pm Lunchtime Concert live from Wigmore Hall, London. Kirchner Bunte Blätter Op. 83: V-XII, Brahms Piano Trio No. 1 in B. Gould Piano Trio

2-5pm Afternoon Concert 5-7pm In Tune

7-7.30pm In Tune Mixtape 7.30-10pm Radio 3 in Concert from St David’s Hall, Cardiff. Beethoven Coriolan Overture, Bartók Piano Concerto No. 3, Mozart Symphony No. 40. Luká Vondráˇcek (piano), BBC National Orchestra of Wales/ Jac van Steen

10-10.45pm Music

Matters (rpt)

CHOICE 10.45-11pm The Essay

River Walks

11pm-12.30am Jazz Now

14 TUESDAY

CHOICE 6.30-9am Breakfast from the River Severn

9am-12noon Essential Classics 12 noon-1pm Composer of the Week Robert Schumann 1-2pm Lunchtime Concert 2-5pm Afternoon Concert 5-7pm In Tune

7-7.30pm In Tune Mixtape 7.30-10pm Radio 3 in Concert from Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. [INSIDE]OUT Mozart. Mozart Piano Concerto No. 23, Mahler Symphony No. 6.

Ingrid Fliter (piano), Tom Redmond (presenter), Royal Scottish National Orchestra/ Thomas Søndergård

CHOICE 10.45-11pm The Essay

River Walks

11pm-12.30am Late Junction

15 WEDNESDAY

CHOICE 6.30-9am Breakfast from the River Severn

9am-12noon Essential Classics 12 noon-1pm Composer of the Week Robert Schumann 1-2pm Lunchtime Concert 2-3.30pm Afternoon Concert 3.30-4.30pm Choral Evensong from the London Festival of Contempora­ry Church Music at St Pancras Church, London 4.30-5pm New

Generation Artists

5-7pm In Tune

7-7.30pm In Tune Mixtape 7.30-10pm Radio 3 in Concert from the Lighthouse, Poole.

Elgar The Dream of Gerontius. Paul Appleby (tenor), Alice

Coote (mezzo-soprano), James Rutherford (bass), Bournemout­h Symphony Chorus,

Bournemout­h Symphony Orchestra/kirill Karabits 10-10.45pm Free Thinking CHOICE 10.45-11pm The Essay

River Walks

11pm-12.30am Late Junction

16 THURSDAY

CHOICE 6.30-9am Breakfast from the Severn River

9am-12noon Essential Classics 12 noon-1pm Composer of the Week Robert Schumann 1-2pm Lunchtime Concert 2-5pm Afternoon Concert 5-7pm In Tune

7-7.30pm In Tune Mixtape 7.30-10pm Radio 3 in Concert from Milton Court, London. Handel Israel in Egypt. BBC Singers, Academy of Ancient Music/gergeley Madaras 10-10.45pm Free Thinking CHOICE 10.45-11pm The Essay

River Walks

11pm-12.30am Late Junction

17 FRIDAY

6.30-9am Breakfast from the Severn River 9am-12 noon

Essential Classics 12 noon-1pm Composer of the Week Robert Schumann 1-2pm Lunchtime Concert 2-5pm Afternoon Concert 5-7pm In Tune

7-7.30pm In Tune Mixtape 7.30-10pm Radio 3 in Concert live from Glasgow City Halls. Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1, Bartók Concerto for Orchestra. Elisabeth Leonskaja (piano), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra/thomas Dausgaard 10-10.45pm The Verb

CHOICE 10.45-11pm The Essay River Walks 11pm-12.30am Music Planet 12.30-1am Music Planet

World Mix

18 SATURDAY

7-9am Breakfast

9-11.45am Record Review 11.45am-12.30pm

Music Matters

12.30-1pm This Classical Life 1-3pm Inside Music

3-4pm Sound of Cinema 4-5pm Jazz Record Requests 5-6.30pm J to Z

6.30-10pm Opera on 3 10.30pm-12 midnight

New Music Show 12 midnight-1am

Geoffrey Smith’s Jazz

19 SUNDAY

7-9am Breakfast

9am-12 noon Sunday Morning 12 noon-1pm Private Passions Barbara Hosking (broadcaste­r) 1-2pm Lunchtime Concert (rpt) 2-3pm The Early Music Show 3-4pm Choral Evensong (rpt) 4-5pm Choir and Organ 5-5.30pm The

Listening Service

5.30-6.45pm Words and Music 6.45-7.30pm Sunday Feature Alexander Korda

7.30-9.10pm Drama on 3 Oedipus (Sophocles) (rpt) 9.10-10.10pm Radio 3 in Concert

10.10-11pm Early Music Late 11pm-12 midnight Unclassifi­ed with Elizabeth Alker

12 midnight-1am Classical Fix

20 MONDAY

6.30-9am Breakfast 9am-12noon Essential Classics 12 noon-1pm Composer of the Week Shostakovi­ch

1-2pm Lunchtime Concert live from Wigmore Hall, London. Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 30 in E, Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor. Andreas Haefliger (piano) 2-5pm Afternoon Concert 5-7pm In Tune

7-7.30pm In Tune Mixtape 7.30-10pm Radio 3 in Concert from the Barbican Hall, London. Augusta Read Thomas

Radiant Circles, Osvaldo

Golijov Oceana (UK premiere), John Adams Naïve and Sentimenta­l Music. Nora Fischer (soprano), BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC Symphony Orchestra/joana Carneiro 10-10.45pm Free Thinking 10.45-11pm The Essay 11pm-12.30am Late Junction

21 TUESDAY

6.30-9am Breakfast

9am-12 noon

Essential Classics 12 noon-1pm Composer of the Week Shostakovi­ch

1-2pm Lunchtime Concert 2-5pm Afternoon Concert 5-7pm In Tune

7-7.30pm In Tune Mixtape 7.30-10pm Radio 3 in Concert live from the Barbican Hall, London. Beethoven Symphony No. 7, Gerald Barry Viola Concerto, Beethoven Symphony No. 8. Lawrence Power (viola), Britten Sinfonia/thomas Adès 10-10.45pm Free Thinking 10.45-11pm The Essay 11pm-12.30am Late Junction

22 WEDNESDAY

6.30-9am Breakfast 9am-12noon Essential Classics 12 noon-1pm Composer of the Week Shostakovi­ch

1-2pm Lunchtime Concert 2-3.30pm Afternoon Concert 3.30-4.30pm Choral Evensong A recording from the archives 4.30-5pm New

Generation Artists

5-6.15pm Words and Music 6.15-7.30pm New

Generation Artists

7.30-10pm Radio 3 in Concert from the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London. Colour Series: Green. Wagner Der Venusberg from Tannhäuser, Judith Weir Forest, John Harle From a Northern Sky, Rossini Overture: Otello, Sibelius Spring Song, Michael Torke Green, Korngold Robin Hood Suite. Jess Gillam (saxophone), BBC Concert Orchestra/ Bramwell Tovey

10-10.45pm Free Thinking 10.45-11pm The Essay 11pm-12.30am Late Junction

23 THURSDAY

6.30-9am Breakfast

9am-12 noon

Essential Classics 12 noon-1pm Composer of the Week Shostakovi­ch

1-2pm Lunchtime Concert 2-5pm Afternoon Concert 5-7pm In Tune

7-7.30pm In Tune Mixtape 7.30-10pm Radio 3 in Concert live from the Bridgewate­r Hall, Manchester. Mahler Symphony

No. 2 ‘Resurrecti­on’. Anna Schwanewil­ms (soprano), Alice Coote (mezzo-soprano), Hallé Choir, Hallé Orchestra/ Mark Elder

10-10.45pm Free Thinking 10.45-11pm The Essay 11pm-12.30am Late Junction

24 FRIDAY

6.30-9am Breakfast

9am-12 noon

Essential Classics

12 noon-1pm Composer of the Week Shostakovi­ch

1-2pm Lunchtime Concert 2-5pm Afternoon Concert 5-7pm In Tune

7-7.30pm In Tune Mixtape 7.30-10pm Radio 3 in Concert live from the Barbican Hall, London. Thomas Larcher Chiasma (UK premiere), Mahler Symphony No. 7. BBC Symphony Orchestra/sakari Oramo 10-11pm Free Thinking 11pm-12.30am Music Planet 12.30-1am Music Planet

World Mix

25 SATURDAY

7-9am Breakfast

9-11.45am Record Review 11.45am-12.30pm

Music Matters

12.30-1pm This Classical Life 1-3pm Inside Music

3-4pm Sound of Cinema

4-5pm Jazz Record Requests 5-6.30pm J to Z

6.30-10pm Opera on 3 from the Royal Opera House, London. Verdi La forza del destino. Anna Netrebko (Leonora), Jonas Kaufmann (Don Alvaro), Ludovic Tézier (Don Carlo di Vargas), Ferruccio Furlanetto (Padre Guardiano), Alessandro Corbelli (Fra Melitone), Veronica Simeoni (Preziosill­a), Robert Lloyd (Marquis of Calatrava), Roberta Alexander (Curra), Michael Mofidian (Alcalde), Carlo Bosi (Maestro Trabuco), Orchestra of the Royal Opera House/ Antonio Pappano

10pm-12 midnight

New Music Show 12 midnight-1am

Geoffrey Smith’s Jazz

26 SUNDAY

7-9am Breakfast

9am-12 noon Sunday Morning 12 noon-1pm Private Passions Alfred Brendel (pianist) (rpt) 1-2pm Lunchtime Concert (rpt) 2-3pm The Early Music Show 3-4pm Choral Evensong (rpt) 4-5pm Choir and Organ 5-5.30pm The

Listening Service

5.30-6.45pm Words and Music 6.45-7.30pm Sunday Feature Robinson Crusoe Road Trip 7.30-8.50pm Drama on 3

The Beautiful Cosmos of

Ivor Cutler (rpt)

8.50-10pm Radio 3 in Concert 10-11pm Early Music Late 11pm-12 midnight Unclassifi­ed with Elizabeth Alker

12 midnight-12.30am

Classical Fix

27 MONDAY

6.30-9am Breakfast 9am-12 noon Essential Classics

12 noon-1pm Composer of the Week Verdi

1-2pm Lunchtime Concert live from Wigmore Hall, London. Beethoven String Quartet in A minor, Enno Poppe Freizeit (UK premiere). Kuss Quartet

2-5pm Afternoon Concert 5-7pm In Tune

7-7.30pm In Tune Mixtape 7.30-10pm Radio 3 in Concert from the Philharmon­ic Hall, Liverpool. Russian Heroes. Kabalevsky Overture: Colas Breugnon, Prokofiev Sinfonia concertant­e, Shostakovi­ch Suite: Age of Gold, Khachaturi­an Suite: Spartacus. Alban Gerhardt (cello), Royal Liverpool Philharmon­ic Orchestra/

Vasily Petrenko

10-10.45pm Free Thinking 10.45-11pm The Essay Robinson Crusoe from Hay Festival. Five writers respond to the themes of Daniel Defoe’s novel Robinson Crusoe and reflect on the experience­s of its protagonis­t

11pm-12.30am Late Junction

28 TUESDAY

6.30-9am Breakfast

9am-12 noon

Essential Classics

12 noon-1pm Composer of the Week Verdi

1-2pm Lunchtime Concert 2-5pm Afternoon Concert 5-7pm In Tune

7-7.30pm In Tune Mixtape 7.30-10pm Radio 3 in Concert from Ulster Hall, Belfast. Season Finale. Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20, Mahler Symphony No. 5. Inon Barnatan (piano), Ulster Orchestra/rafael Payare 10-10.45pm Free Thinking 10.45-11pm The Essay Robinson Crusoe from

Hay Festival

11pm-12.30am Late Junction

29 WEDNESDAY

6.30-9am Breakfast

9am-12 noon

Essential Classics

12 noon-1pm Composer of the Week Verdi

1-2pm Lunchtime Concert 2-3.30pm Afternoon Concert 3.30-4.30pm Choral Evensong live from St David’s Cathedral on the Eve of the Ascension 4.30-5pm New

Generation Artists

5-6.15pm Words and Music 6.15-7.30pm New

Generation Artists

7.30-10pm Radio 3 in Concert from Turner Sims, Southampto­n. BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists. Bach The Art of Fugue, Beethoven String Quartet No. 14 in C sharp minor, Reger Clarinet Quintet. Annelien Van Wauwe (clarinet), Aris Quartet 10-10.45pm Free Thinking 10.45-11pm The Essay Robinson Crusoe from

Hay Festival

11pm-12.30am Late Junction

30 THURSDAY

6.30-9am Breakfast

9am-12 noon

Essential Classics 12 noon-1pm Composer of the Week Verdi

1-2pm Lunchtime Concert 2-5pm Afternoon Concert 5-7pm In Tune

7-7.30pm In Tune Mixtape 7.30-10pm Radio 3 in Concert live from the Barbican Hall, London. Cage The Seasons, Beethoven Violin Concerto, Bartók Concerto for Orchestra. Julia Fischer (violin), London Symphony Orchestra/michael Tilson Thomas

10-10.45pm Free Thinking 10.45-11pm The Essay Robinson Crusoe from

Hay Festival

11pm-12.30am Late Junction

31 FRIDAY

6.30-9am Breakfast 9am-12 noon

Essential Classics 12 noon-1pm Composer of the Week Verdi

1-2pm Lunchtime Concert 2-5pm Afternoon Concert BBC Music Magazine Podcast

In this month’s episode, we discuss Warner’s record deal with an algorithm and the Hallé Orchestra’s inaugural competitio­n to find its new assistant conductor. Plus, we bring along our favourite new recordings of works by Copland, Berlioz and Roxanna Panufnik (above).

Listen on our website or on Apple Podcasts. 5-7pm In Tune

7-7.30pm In Tune Mixtape 7.30-10pm Radio 3 in Concert from the Octagon Chapel, Norwich. BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists: Misha Mullov-abbado Group. Matthew Herd (alto saxophone), James Davison (trumpet), Sam

Rapley (tenor saxophone),

Liam Dunachie (piano), Misha Mullov-abbado (double bass), Scott Chapman (drums) 10-10.45pm The Verb 10.45-11pm The Essay Robinson Crusoe from

Hay Festival

11pm-12.30am Music Planet 12.30-1am Music Planet

World Mix

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