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Fri Sep 30
Through the Night

Today 00:30 - 06:30

The Hungarian Radio Chorus and their director, Zoltán Pad, perform works by Kodály, Ligeti and Bartók at Eötvös Loránd University. Presented by John Shea.

Breakfast

Today 06:30 - 09:00

Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests and the Friday poem. Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk.

Essential Classics

Today 09:00 - 12:00

Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music in the company of Georgia Mann.

Composer of the Week: Weber

Today 12:00 - 13:00

5/5. Donald Macleod looks at Weber's last months, spent in London overseeing his opera Oberon while his health was failing.

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Today 13:00 - 14:00

John Toal presents a week of highlights from the 2022 West Cork Chamber Music Festival. Performances in this programme include works by Mokale Koapeng, Schumann and Mussorgsky.

Afternoon Concert

Today 14:00 - 16:30

Adam Hickox conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra, live at Maida Vale Studios in music by Stravinsky and William Grant Still. Plus, Maconchy, Clara Schumann, Beethoven and Ravel.

The Listening Service

Today 16:30 - 17:00

Tom Service explores how storms and extreme weather events have inspired composers and musicians from Beethoven to Britten. With meteorologist and double bassist Dr Karen Aplin.

In Tune

Today 17:00 - 19:00

Katie Derham is joined by pianist Ewa PobBocka and violinist Midori.

In Tune Mixtape

Today 19:00 - 19:30

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

Radio 3 in Concert

Today 19:30 - 22:00

Ton Koopman directs the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra in an all-Bach programme including three of the Brandenburg Concertos at London's Wigmore Hall.

The Verb

Today 22:00 - 22:45

The Verb celebrates the fortieth birthday of spoken word poetry pioneers Apples and Snakes with live performances from six poets associated with the organisation.

The Essay: Double Vision

Today 22:45 - 23:00

Alvin Pang is one of five poets to share the dual perspective afforded to his life and writing by links to the Commonwealth.

Late Junction

Today 23:00 - 01:00

Verity Sharp shares our latest in person collaboration session, between American guitarist Marisa Anderson and Gambian kora player Jali Bakary Konteh.

Sat Oct 01
Tearjerker with Sigrid

Tomorrow 01:00 - 02:00

Sigrid selects a soothing playlist to start the day. Featuring Coldplay, Debussy, Poppy Ackroyd.

Downtime Symphony

Tomorrow 02:00 - 03:00

An hour of wind-down music to help you press pause and reset your mind. With chilled sounds of orchestral, jazz, ambient, and lo-fi beats to power your downtime.

Through the Night

Tomorrow 03:00 - 07:00

Fabio Luisi and the RAI National Symphony Orchestra are joined by star pianist Federico Colli for a performance of Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto in G. Presented by John Shea.

Breakfast

Tomorrow 07:00 - 09:00

Elizabeth Alker with her Breakfast melange of classical music, folk, found sounds and the odd Unclassified track. Start your weekend right.

Record Review

Tomorrow 09:00 - 11:45

Roger Parker recommends a recording of Brahms Double Concerto in A minor; Laura Tunbridge on some exciting new releases.

Music Matters

Tomorrow 11:45 - 12:30

Kate Molleson talks to violinist Christian Tetzlaff. Last Days, a new opera inspired by Kurt Cobain. A new book on music and technology. And an orchestra of women in Colombia.

This Classical Life

Tomorrow 12:30 - 13:00

Jess Gillam and multi-instrumentalist Cosmo Sheldrake share the music they love, including Gil Evans and Miles Davis's take on Concierto de Aranjuez, and Tallis's Spem in Alium.

Inside Music

Tomorrow 13:00 - 15:00

Recorder player Sarah Jeffery reveals familiar and unfamiliar works in a new light, from the shifting rhythms of a Dvorak Symphony, to a piece by Dowland played on 13 recorders.

Sound of Gaming

Tomorrow 15:00 - 16:00

Louise Blain goes on a virtual city break, sampling the soundtracks of gaming's most compelling urban landscapes.

Music Planet

Tomorrow 16:00 - 17:00

Kathryn Tickell with new music from around the world, including a new take on Haiti's traditions.

J to Z

Tomorrow 17:00 - 18:30

Concert highlights from Azymuth live at We Out Here festival plus a tribute to trumpeter, saxophonist and organist Joey DeFrancesco.

Opera on 3

Tomorrow 18:30 - 20:20

The Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra perform Richard Strauss's Salome, featuring Swedish soprano Malin Byström in the title role.

New Generation Artists

Tomorrow 20:20 - 22:00

Chamber music from Radio 3's New Generation Artists: James Newby sings Schubert's Die schöne Müllerin song cycle and Eric Lu plays Mozart's Piano Sonata in B flat, K. 333.

New Music Show

Tomorrow 22:00 - 00:00

Tom Service with music by Russell Haswell, Hakki Cengiz Eren and Nwando Ebizie, plus new works by Georges Aperghis and Hans Abrahamsen recorded at the Witten festival.

Sun Oct 02
Freeness

Sunday 00:00 - 01:00

Corey Mwamba presents the best in new improvised music, plus composer-pianist Vijay Iyer shares his musical inspirations.

Through the Night

Sunday 01:00 - 07:00

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra performs music by Mendelssohn, Mozart and Brahms, joined by pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk. John Shea presents.

Breakfast

Sunday 07:00 - 09:00

Elizabeth Alker presents Breakfast including a Sounds of the Earth slow radio soundscape.

Sunday Morning

Sunday 09:00 - 12:00

Sarah finds music that spans the globe, from an atmospheric arrangement of a 17th century Icelandic song, to a track sung by Marilyn Monroe.

Private Passions

Sunday 12:00 - 13:00

Michael Berkeley's guest is Jules Montague, writer and neurologist. With Beethoven, Stravinsky and Puccini.

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Sunday 13:00 - 14:00

Live from Wigmore Hall: cellist Laura van der Heijden and pianist Tom Poster in music spanning three centuries by de la Guerre, George Walker and Errollyn Wallen.

The Early Music Show

Sunday 14:00 - 15:00

Lucie Skeaping is joined by Prof. Magnus Williamson of Newcastle University to explore the life & music of 16th Century composer Robert Parsons, who died 450 years ago this year.

Choral Evensong

Sunday 15:00 - 16:00

Live from the Chapel of the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London, with the Trinity Laban Chapel Choir, for the Eve of the Feast of Michael and All Angels.

Jazz Record Requests

Sunday 16:00 - 17:00

Alyn Shipton presents jazz records of all styles as requested by you, with music from Ella Fitzgerald, Eliane Elias and Pharoah Sanders.

The Listening Service

Sunday 17:00 - 17:30

Tom Service explores musical ecstasy from techno to classical, dissecting 'Ecstasio' by the British composer Thomas Ades and talking to the Dutch composer and DJ Junkie XL.

Words and Music

Sunday 17:30 - 18:45

Chloë Sommer and Ewan Bailey with readings from writers including Imbolo Mbue and Les Murray and music by Olivier Messiaen, Luna Pearl Woolf and Marvin Gaye among others.

Sunday Feature: Frank Johnson,...

Sunday 18:45 - 19:30

...Queen Victoria and the Black Brass Band. Uchenna Ngwe tracks down the remarkable story of an African American musical pioneer.

Drama on 3: Sizwe Banzi is Dead

Sunday 19:30 - 21:00

Drama on BBC Radio 3, co-devised by South Africa's legendary playwright, Athol Fugard. Contains strong language.

Record Review Extra

Sunday 21:00 - 23:30

Hannah French presents more from the freshest recordings in classical music, including the recommended version of the Building a Library work, Brahms's Double Concerto.

Slow Radio: Dunwich Dynamo

Sunday 23:30 - 00:00

Experience a night-time journey from central London to the Suffolk coast, on a bicycle.

Mon Oct 03
Classical Fix

Monday 00:00 - 00:30

Jules Buckley mixes a classical playlist for singer-songwriter Tamara Lindeman aka The Weather Station.

Through the Night

Monday 00:30 - 06:30

Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and conductor Leopold Hager play Bruckner Symphony no 7. John Shea presents.

Breakfast

Monday 06:30 - 09:00

Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests. Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk.

Essential Classics

Monday 09:00 - 12:00

Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music.

Composer of the Week: Adolphus...

Monday 12:00 - 13:00

...Hailstork. 1/5. Donald Macleod in conversation with Adolphus Hailstork explores some of his early musical influences.

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Monday 13:00 - 14:00

Highly esteemed Polish pianist Ewa PobBocka plays all of JS Bach's Three-Part Inventions and the composer's Partita No 5 in G, BWV829.

Afternoon Concert

Monday 14:00 - 16:30

Fabio Luisi conducts Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony with the Swiss Romande Orchestra, and the BBC Singers with music by Purcell.

New Generation Artists

Monday 16:30 - 17:00

Chamber music from Radio 3's New Generation Artists: Timothy Ridout is joined by Artur Pizzaro in the sonata for viola and piano by the Russian-born Swiss composer Paul Juon.

In Tune

Monday 17:00 - 19:00

Sean Rafferty is joined by violinist James Ehnes, and by pianist Boris Giltburg, who plays live in the studio.

In Tune Mixtape

Monday 19:00 - 19:30

A continuous 30-minute mix of classical favourites from JS Bach to Florence Price plus relaxing piano, beautiful choral music and toe-tapping folk.

Radio 3 in Concert

Monday 19:30 - 21:30

Christian Thielemann conducts the Staatskapelle, Dresden, in Mendelssohn's Scottish Symphony and Zemlinsky's Lyric Symphony, in a concert from the Dresden Semperoper.

Northern Drift

Monday 21:30 - 22:00

Elizabeth Alker with the Barnsley poet Ian McMillan and live music from acclaimed folk duo Bryony and Alice.

Music Matters

Monday 22:00 - 22:45

Kate Molleson talks to violinist Christian Tetzlaff. Last Days, a new opera inspired by Kurt Cobain. A new book on music and technology. And an orchestra of women in Colombia.

The Essay: Blade Runner at 40

Monday 22:45 - 23:00

1/5. Los Angeles, November 2019. Five writers explore the film's impact and legacy. Design Museum Director Deyan Sudjic begins with the neon city.

Night Tracks

Monday 23:00 - 00:30

Hannah Peel presents an adventurous, immersive soundtrack for late-night listening, from classical to contemporary and everything in between.

Tue Oct 04
Through the Night

Tuesday 00:30 - 06:30

The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra perform Stravinsky's Agon ballet music, Debussy's La Mer and Ravel's Pavane pour une infante défunte. John Shea presents.

Breakfast

Tuesday 06:30 - 09:00

Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests. Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk.

Essential Classics

Tuesday 09:00 - 12:00

Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music.

Composer of the Week: Adolphus...

Tuesday 12:00 - 13:00

...Hailstork. 2/5. Donald Macleod, in conversation with composer Adolphus Hailstork, explores the influence of spirituals and the work of William Grant Still.

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Tuesday 13:00 - 14:30

Linton Stephens presents highlights from this year's BBC Young Musician keyboard and Percussion finals, ahead of the Grand Final this Sunday.

Afternoon Concert

Tuesday 14:30 - 17:00

Tchaikovsky's Pathetique with the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana and conductor Markus Poschner, and Mao Fujita plays Chopin and Robert Schumann.

In Tune

Tuesday 17:00 - 19:00

Sean Rafferty introduces Korean music from Dal:um and ReMidas.

In Tune Mixtape

Tuesday 19:00 - 19:30

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

Radio 3 in Concert

Tuesday 19:30 - 22:00

The sea frames this concert from Birmingham, presented by Tom McKinney, in which the CBSO are conducted by Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla in a characterstically dramatic and broad programme.

Free Thinking

Tuesday 22:00 - 22:45

As the RSC and composer Joe Hisaishi open a stage version of My Neighbour Totoro, Chris Harding and guests look at the world and ideas conjured in the Studio Ghibili film.

The Essay: Blade Runner at 40

Tuesday 22:45 - 23:00

2/5. Los Angeles, November 2019. Five writers explore Blade Runner's impact and legacy. Today, Frances Morgan looks at the film's soundscape..

Night Tracks

Tuesday 23:00 - 00:30

Hannah Peel presents an adventurous, immersive soundtrack for late-night listening, from classical to contemporary and everything in between.

Wed Oct 05
Through the Night

Wednesday 00:30 - 06:30

The Swedish Radio Choir and conductor Martina Batič perform in St James's Church, Stockholm. John Shea presents.

Breakfast

Wednesday 06:30 - 09:00

Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests. Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk.

Essential Classics

Wednesday 09:00 - 12:00

Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music.

Composer of the Week: Adolphus...

Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00

...Hailstork. 3/5. Donald Macleod journeys into Hailstork's European musical influences, including the works of JS Bach.

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Wednesday 13:00 - 14:30

Linton Stephens presents highlights from this year's BBC Young Musician woodwind and percussion finals, ahead of the Grand Final this Sunday.

Afternoon Concert

Wednesday 14:30 - 16:00

Beethoven's Symphony No.2 with Andrew Manze and the NDR Radio Philharmonic, and a motet by French Baroque composer Michel-Richard de Lalande.

Choral Evensong

Wednesday 16:00 - 17:00

The Seven Joys of Mary from the Lady Chapel of the Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban with Ensemble Pro Victoria.

In Tune

Wednesday 17:00 - 19:00

Sean Rafferty is joined by baritone Benjamin Appl, pianist Daan Boertien and writer Éva Fahidi.

In Tune Mixtape

Wednesday 19:00 - 19:30

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

Radio 3 in Concert

Wednesday 19:30 - 22:00

Sakari Oramo conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Rachmaninov's famed Piano Concerto No 2 with soloist Boris Giltburg, Prokofiev's Cinderella and a Sophie Lacaze premiere.

Free Thinking

Wednesday 22:00 - 22:45

Kamila Shamsie's new novel Best of Friends follows two women from Pakistan who take different routes to power. Rona Munro's new plays explore the courts of James IV and Mary Stuart.

The Essay: Blade Runner at 40

Wednesday 22:45 - 23:00

3/5. Los Angeles, November 2019. Blade Runner's future is now ours. Today, Ken Hollings examines the ethical barriers between us and the machine.

Night Tracks

Wednesday 23:00 - 00:30

Hannah Peel presents an adventurous, immersive soundtrack for late-night listening, from classical to contemporary and everything in between.

Thu Oct 06
Through the Night

Thursday 00:30 - 06:30

The Stavanger Symphony Orchestra performs a sumptuous programme of Wagner and Scriabin, along with the first Norwegian performance of Gubaidulina's Fairytale Poem.

Breakfast

Thursday 06:30 - 09:00

Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests. Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk.

Essential Classics

Thursday 09:00 - 12:00

Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music.

Composer of the Week: Adolphus...

Thursday 12:00 - 13:00

...Hailstork. 4/5. Donald Macleod discusses with Adolphus Hailstork the origins of his interest in Jewish traditions.

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Thursday 13:00 - 14:30

Linton Stephens presents highlights from this year's BBC Young Musician brass and percussion finals, ahead of the Grand Final this Sunday.

Afternoon Concert

Thursday 14:30 - 17:00

Prokofiev's Fifth Symphony with the SWR Symphony Orchestra, Stuttgart, and Martin Helmchen plays Mozart.

In Tune

Thursday 17:00 - 19:00

Sean Rafferty is joined by pianists Dame Imogen Cooper and Charles Owen, ahead of their appearance together at London Piano Festival.

In Tune Mixtape

Thursday 19:00 - 19:30

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

Radio 3 in Concert

Thursday 19:30 - 22:00

Ryan Bancroft conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, and Yeol Eum Son joins as soloist in Rachmaninov's Third Piano Concerto.

Free Thinking

Thursday 22:00 - 22:45

New Generation Thinker Louise Creechan studies neurodiversity in fiction, Matt Rubery has explored the history of talking books. They join Matthew Sweet and a pair of poets.

The Essay: Blade Runner at 40

Thursday 22:45 - 23:00

4/5. Los Angeles November 2019. We are now in Blade Runner's timeline. Five writers explore its impact and legacy. Today, Dr Beth Singler asks what is real and fake in A.I. sex and love.

The Night Tracks Mix

Thursday 23:00 - 23:30

Hannah Peel with a magical sonic journey for late-night listening. Subscribe to receive your weekly mix on BBC Sounds.

Unclassified

Thursday 23:30 - 00:30

Reach for the stars with Elizabeth Alker and ambient music inspired by the night sky, from the likes of Brian Eno, Michael Begg and Emily A. Sprague.

Fri Oct 07
Through the Night

Friday 00:30 - 06:30

Nerida Quartett play Shostakovich and Beethoven. John Shea presents.

Breakfast

Friday 06:30 - 09:00

Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests and the Friday poem. Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk.

Essential Classics

Friday 09:00 - 12:00

Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music.

Composer of the Week: Adolphus...

Friday 12:00 - 13:00

...Hailstork. 5/5. Adolphus Hailstork in conversation with Donald Macleod discusses wrestling with his own cultural duality.

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Friday 13:00 - 14:30

Linton Stephen presents highlights from this year's BBC Young Musician keyboard and percussion finals, ahead of the Grand Final this Sunday.

Afternoon Concert

Friday 14:30 - 16:30

Prokofiev's third piano concerto played by Yulianna Avdeeva, and music by Lalande from Early Music Days, Vac.

The Listening Service

Friday 16:30 - 17:00

Tom Service explores musical ecstasy from techno to classical, dissecting 'Ecstasio' by the British composer Thomas Ades and talking to the Dutch composer and DJ Junkie XL.

In Tune

Friday 17:00 - 19:00

Sean Rafferty is joined by vocal group Siglo de Oro, singing live in the studio and talking about their new recording, The Mysterious Motet Book of 1539.

In Tune Mixtape

Friday 19:00 - 19:30

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

Radio 3 in Concert

Friday 19:30 - 22:00

From the Royal Festival Hall: Santtu-Matias Rouvali conducts the Philharmonia in Mahler's uplifting First Symphony and Carolin Widmann joins them in Korngold's lush Violin Concerto.

The Verb

Friday 22:00 - 22:45

Joining Ian for a 21st-century harvest festival are Melissa Harrison, Amy Jeffs, Rebecca May Johnson and Joelle Taylor.

The Essay: Blade Runner at 40

Friday 22:45 - 23:00

5/5. Los Angeles, November 2019. We are now in Blade Runner's timeline. Five writers explore the film's lasting impact. Today, David Thomson stares back at Ridley Scott's puzzling future.

Late Junction

Friday 23:00 - 01:00

Jennifer Lucy Allan delves into the world of body percussion with music made by clapping. Tracks from Tuareg musician Idassane Wallet Mohamed and minimalist composer Steve Reich.