- John Adams: Shaker Loops Duration: 27:15 Transatlantic Travel, Americana, Part 1
- Watch part of David Matthews's A Vision of the Sea Duration: 02:08 Proms 2013 Repeats, Prom 06: David Matthews, Rachmaninov & Nielsen
- Hello Latvia - BBC Singers' Video Greeting Duration: 00:35
- Rehearsing Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms in Orkney Duration: 00:22
- BBC SO: Midsummer Mendelssohn in Orkney Duration: 00:24
- BBC Symphony Orchestra truck arrives on Orkney Duration: 3:42:00
9th - 13th December
This week Afternoon on 3 features the BBC Philharmonic, marking the 50th anniversary of the death of Hindemith in 1963, and presenting brand-new recordings of all five of Prokofiev's Piano Concertos with soloist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet. On Wednesday there's a live concert by the BBC Philharmonic and their Principal Guest Conductor John Storgards, with music by Shostakovich and Nielsen as well as Hindemith.
Thursday's Matinee, as we near the end of Verdi's bicentenary year, is a recording of his opera La Forza del Destino. This first version of Verdi's drama with its romantically gloomy denouement was a huge success in St Petersburg but Verdi had his doubts, writing to Piave his librettist that they must 'think of a way of avoiding so many deaths.' Penny Gore presents Valery Gergiev's 1995 account of this seldom heard original version.