Main content
Sorry, this episode is not currently available

Tuesday - Into the Forest with Petroc Trelawny

Join Petroc Trelawny live from Glen Affric in the Scottish Highlands and immerse yourself, accompanied by local musicians, in the sounds and cultural heritage of an ancient forest.

Join Petroc Trelawny live from Glen Affric in the Scottish Highlands, where recent planting exists alongside the ancient trees to create a unique and breathtaking landscape. Celebrated local musician Duncan Chisholm and his quartet will be playing live music inspired by the environment, and other guests join Petroc to explore the cultural heritage of the last remnants of the original Caledonian Forest. The programme includes Sounds of the Forest, a slow radio moment. Part journey of discovery, part refuge from the tumult of daily life, Radio 3 Breakfast brings the Forest to you.


In midsummer week, Radio 3 enters one of the most potent sources of the human imagination. 'Into the Forest' explores the enchantment, escape and magical danger of the forest in summer, with slow radio moments featuring the sounds of the forest, allowing time out from today's often frenetic world.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Gabriel Fauré

    Sicilienne (Pelléas et Mélisande, Op 80)

    Orchestra: The Philadelphia Orchestra. Conductor: Eugene Ormandy.
    • Clair de lune: Music of France: Ormandy.
    • RCA Victor.
    • 3.
  • Traditional Spanish

    The Song of the Birds

    Music Arranger: Sally Beamish. Performer: Steven Isserlis.
    • J S Bach - The Cello Suites - Steven Isserlis.
    • Hyperion.
    • 37.
  • Johann Strauss II

    Tales from the Vienna Woods, Op 325

    Performer: Anton Karas. Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Willi Boskovsky.
    • Johann Strauss: Famous Waltzes: Boskovsky.
    • Decca.
    • 5.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude and Fugue in E flat major, BWV 852 (Book 1, The Well-Tempered Clavier)

    Performer: Angela Hewitt.
    • Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier: Angela Hewitt.
    • Hyperion.
    • 13.
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    Dance of the Furies (Orfeo ed Euridice)

    Orchestra: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • Classical Hits.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 2.
  • François Couperin

    The tiny fly ( Keyboard Pieces - 6th order)

    Performer: Christophe Rousset.
    • Francois Couperin: Deuxieme livre de Pieces de clavecin.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 017.
  • Arnold Bax

    The Tale the Pine Trees Knew

    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones.
    • Naxos.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    In the woods (6 Songs to sing in the open air, Op.41)

    Choir: Nederlands Kamerkoor. Conductor: Uwe Gronostay.
    • Mendelssohn: Part Songs.
    • Globe.
    • 016.
  • Duke Ellington

    The Giggling Rapids (The River - suite)

    Orchestrator: Ron Collier. Orchestra: Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: JoAnn Falletta.
    • Duke Ellington - Black, Brown and Beige.
    • Naxos.
    • 10.
  • Jules Massenet

    Eau courante

    Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
    • Debussy/Ravel: Works For Piano And Orchestra.
    • Chandos.
    • 9.
  • Hamish MacCunn

    The Land of the Mountain and the Flood Op.3

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.
    • MacCunn - Land of the Mountain and the Flood.
    • Hyperion.
    • 001.
  • Franz Danzi

    Wind Quintet in D minor, Op 68 No 3 (4th mvt)

    Performer: Michael Thompson Wind Quintet.
    • Danzi: Wind Quintets Op.68.
    • Naxos.
    • 12.
  • Franz Schubert

    Nachtgesang im Walde, D 913

    Ensemble: amarcord. Ensemble: german hornsound.
    • Wald.Horn.Lied.
    • Genuin.
    • 21.
  • Traditional Scottish

    Unknown air

    Performer: Duncan Chisholm. Performer: Greg Lawson. Performer: Innes Watson. Performer: Su-a Lee.
    • Live performance.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No 39 in E flat major, K 543 (3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphonies 38 - 41 Scottish Chamber Orchestra Sir Charle.
    • Linn.
    • 6.
  • James Oswald

    Sonata on Scots Tunes

    Performer: John Toll. Performer: Ingrid Siefert. Performer: Richard Gwilt. Performer: Charles Medlam.
    • Scotland's Music.
    • Linn Records.
    • 002.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Symphonic Dance, Op.64 no.3

    Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Ole Kristian Ruud.
    • Grieg: Orchestral Music: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra/Ruud.
    • BIS.
    • 7.
  • Duncan Chisholm

    The Erchless Scout

    Performer: Duncan Chisholm. Performer: Innes Watson. Performer: Greg Lawson. Performer: Su-a Lee.
  • Duncan Chisholm

    A Precious Place

    Composer: Donald Shaw. Performer: Duncan Chisholm. Performer: Innes Watson. Performer: Greg Lawson. Performer: Su-a Lee.
  • Ottorino Respighi

    The Pines of the Appian Way (The Pines of Rome)

    Performer: Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome. Conductor: Daniele Gatti.
    • Respighi - Roman Festivals / The Fountains of Rome / The Pines of Rome.
    • Conifer Classics.
    • 012.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    The lovely lass of Inverness (25 Scottish Songs, Op.108)

    Singer: Sarah Walker. Performer: Marieke Blankestijn. Performer: Elizabeth Layton. Performer: Krysia Osostowicz. Performer: Malcolm Martineau.
    • Beethoven - Folksong Arrangements.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 016.


  • Tue 19 Jun 2018 06:30

A beginner’s guide to identifying birdsong this Spring

A beginner’s guide to identifying birdsong this Spring

An easy guide to identifying some of Britain's most familiar songbirds this Spring.

Five simple steps for morning mindfulness

Five simple steps for morning mindfulness

How listening to R3 Breakfast can reduce stress, aid mindfulness and cure morning breath.

Wake up your brain cells with our morning music quiz

Wake up your brain cells with our morning music quiz

How many of these rousing music questions can you answer?

Sounds of the Earth

Sounds of the Earth

In this Weekend Breakfast feature, we hear the natural world in its many guises.

Chilled – five great Russian winter pieces you’ve mostly never heard of …

Chilled –  five great Russian winter pieces you’ve mostly never heard of …

The BBC's Steve Rosenberg (a handy pianist) chips the ice off favourite classical scores.

Get singing: The Pankhurst Anthem

Get singing: The Pankhurst Anthem

We're inviting singers to mark 100 years of UK women's suffrage with a new choral work.