BBC Radio 3

classical music, jazz, world music, new music, arts programmes and drama.

  • BBC Radio 3 - Arts and Ideas

    The best of Night Waves, Radio 3's flagship arts and ideas programme, featuring in-depth interviews; vociferous debates on key cultural and philosophical questions; and critics' judgement on the latest releases. Night Waves is broadcast on BBC Radio 3 Mon - Thurs at 10pm.

  • BBC Radio 3 - Radio 3 Essay

    Authored essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond. Essays are themed across a week on subjects from that range from Architecture to Zoology. Each episode is full of insight, opinion and intellectual surprise from one expert voice. The Essay is broadcast on BBC Radio 3 Monday to Friday 10.45pm.

  • BBC Radio 3 - Music Matters

    The latest news on classical music. Interviews with key UK and international performers, composers, directors, conductors and musicians. With features on opera, jazz, world and community music making. BBC Radio 3's 45 minute music magazine show presented by Tom Service and Petroc Trelawny. Broadcast every Saturday at 12.15pm (exc. last Sat in month). Please note, this podcast is only available in the UK.

  • BBC Radio 3 - Late Junction Sessions

    Late Junction's unique studio sessions bring together musicians who have never recorded together before, often from different musical styles and traditions, to create a spontaneous new hybrid music. This reflects the eclectic and exploratory nature of Late Junction, where the playlists often juxtapose tracks with widely divergent styles, whether world, jazz, electronic, folk or classical. The regular presenters are Fiona Talkington and Max Reinhardt, and they share an infectious enthusiasm for great music-making, whatever the genre.

  • BBC Radio 3 - Composer Of The Week

    Donald Macleod explores the life and work of composers. Composer Of The Week is one of BBC Radio 3's longest-running series and is broadcast on Radio 3 Monday to Friday at 12 noon. It's a guide to finding out more about composers, and an introduction to exploring their music. This podcast episode is an edited compliation of the entire week's programmes and is published each Friday lunchtime. The podcast is only available within the UK. For regulatory reasons, most classical music podcasts offered by the BBC are only permitted to contain limited musical extracts.

  • BBC Radio 3 - CD Review - Building a Library

    Listen to Building a Library, comparing available recordings of a work from the classical music repertoire. This is an edited version of the regular CD Review slot where guest experts review and gives recommendations. Building a Library is broadcast every Saturday from 9.30am on BBC Radio 3. Please note, this podcast is only available in the UK.

  • BBC Radio 3 - Early Music Show

    An edited podcastable version of BBC Radio 3's weekly exploration of the early music world introduced by Lucie Skeaping and Catherine Bott. Broadcast each Saturday and Sunday from 1.00-2.00. For regulatory reasons, most classical music podcasts offered by the BBC are only permitted to contain limited musical extracts.

  • BBC Radio 3 - The Lebrecht Interview

    In-depth, biographical portraits of pre-eminent classical musicians and artists interviewed by Norman Lebrecht. Frank, self-appraising and psychologically revealing, these 44 minute interviews include conductors, singers, broadcast weekly during the BBC Proms season, July to September. Lebrecht interviews this year include Riccardo Chailly, Marilyn Horne, Simone Young, Sir Roger Norrington and Joyce DiDonato. Weekly from July 19th 2010 for 8 weeks Lasting 44 minutes maximum.

  • BBC Radio 3 - A History of Mozart in a Dozen Objects

    Mozart's world rediscovered in objects of his time. Professor Cliff Eisen, a leading expert on Mozart's life, looks at Mozart's eighteenth century world through objects that were close to him.

  • BBC Radio 3 - In Tune

    Interviews with 2010 Proms Artists from Radio 3's In Tune programme broadcast Monday to Friday from 5 to 730pm Presented by Sean Rafferty and Petroc Trelawny. Weekly on Friday evenings from July 23rd until September 10th.