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Wednesday - Into the Forest with Petroc Trelawny

Join Petroc Trelawny live from Gwydyr Forest in the Snowdonia National Park where he is joined by local musicians and guests. Immerse yourself in the forest with Radio 3 Breakfast.

Join Petroc Trelawny live from Gwydyr Forest in the Snowdonia National Park, with local musicians and guests exploring the remarkable heritage of the forest. An area richly mined for lead and tin in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the disused workings and slag heaps have proved ideal breeding grounds for rare plants and animals. Part journey of discovery, part refuge from the tumult of daily life, Radio 3 Breakfast brings the Forest to you.

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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

  • Thomas Tomkins

    Adieu, ye city-prisoning towers! - To the shady woods now wend we

    Ensemble: I Fagiolini. Director: Robert Hollingworth.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Otto Nicolai

    The Merry Wives of Windsor (Overture)

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Carlos Kleiber.
    • Sony.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Kuusi ("The Spruce")

    Performer: Stephen Hough.
    • Stephen Hough's Dream Album.
    • Hyperion.
    • 12.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Violin Concerto in G minor after BWV 1056

    Performer: Rachel Podger. Ensemble: Brecon Baroque.
    • Rachel Podger, Brecon Baroque - J.S. Bach violin concertos.
    • Channel Classics.
    • 7.
  • William Mathias

    A Dance overture (Dawns agored) Op.16

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: David Atherton.
    • Mathias: Orchestral Works.
    • Lyrita.
    • 001.
  • Henry Purcell

    Hush no more (The Fairy Queen)

    Music Arranger: Nora Fischer. Singer: Nora Fischer. Performer: Marnix Dorrenstein.
    • Hush.
    • DG.
    • 12.
  • Henry Purcell

    A Bird's Prelude (The Fairy Queen)

    Ensemble: Le Concert des Nations. Director: Jordi Savall.
    • Alia Vox.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    String quartet no.1 in F major (1st mvt)

    Ensemble: Casals Quartet.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • 1.
  • Traditional Welsh

    The Ash Grove

    Music Arranger: Benjamin Britten. Singer: Roderick Williams. Performer: Iain Burnside.
    • NAXOS.
  • Traditional Welsh

    The Ash Grove

    Music Arranger: Llio Rhydderch. Performer: Llio Rhydderch.
    • Enlli.
    • FFLACH TRADD.
    • 7.
  • Traditional Welsh

    Myfanwy

    Music Arranger: Joseph Parry. Choir: Rhos Male Voice Choir. Performer: John Tudor Davies. Conductor: Edward Jones.
    • DELYSE.
  • Billy Mayerl

    Bats in the Belfry

    Performer: Susan Tomes.
    • Virgin.
  • Francesco Geminiani

    The Inchanted forrest - ballet-pantomime: Act V

    Orchestra: La Stagione Frankfurt. Conductor: Michael Schneider.
    • CAPRICCIO.
  • Engelbert Humperdinck

    The Sandman, and the Evening Prayer (Hansel & Gretel)

    Singer: Kiri Te Kanawa. Singer: Ileana Cotrubaș. Singer: Frederica von Stade. Choir: Children's Chorus Of Cologne Opera. Orchestra: Gürzenich-Orchester Köln. Conductor: Sir John Pritchard.
    • Humperdinck: Hansel & Gretel.
    • CBS.
    • 11-12.
  • Trad.

    Caru yn y Coed / Cerdd y Gog Lwydlas (Courting in the Woods / The Grey Cuckoo's Song)

    Performer: Cass Meurig.
    • Live performance.
  • Orlando Gibbons

    Variations on The Woods So Wild

    Performer: John Toll.
    • The Woods So Wild.
    • LINN.
    • 3.
  • Trad.

    Mae'r Ddaear yn Glasu (The Earth is Greening)

    Performer: Cass Meurig.
    • Live performance.
  • Isaac Albéniz

    The Magic Opal Suite (Prelude and Ballet)

    Music Arranger: Joan Trayter. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Juanjo Mena.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Howard Shore

    Lord of the Rings (Rivendell)

    Choir: London Voices. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Howard Shore.
    • Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring.
    • Reprise.
    • 005.
  • Traditional Welsh

    Beth yw'r haf i mi? (What is the summer to me?) and Yr hwch yn yr haidd (The sow in the barley)

    Music Arranger: Stephen Powell Rees. Performer: Stephen Rees.
    • Live performance.
  • Traditional Welsh

    Dau A Dwy

    Performer: Gwenan Gibbard. Music Arranger: Gwenan Gibbard.
    • Cerdd Dannau.
    • Sain.
    • 13.
  • Grace Williams

    Penillion (1st mvt)

    Performer: Ray Allan. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Charles Groves.
    • Grace Williams: Sea Sketches; Fantasia; Carillons; Penillion.
    • Lyrita.
    • 6.
  • Dario Castello

    Sonata No.6 for cornetto and violetta

    Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music. Director: Richard Egarr.
    • AAM RECORDINGS.
  • Arwel Hughes

    Tydi a Roddaist

    Singer: Bryn Terfel. Choir: The Black Mountain Male Chorus. Choir: Risca Male Choir. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera. Conductor: Gareth Jones.
    • We'll Keep A Welcome.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON.
    • 16.
  • Gwydion Powel Rhys

    Y Pibydd Llon (The joyful piper)

    Performer: Stephen Rees.
    • Live performance.
  • Traditional Welsh

    Nos Galan yr Hen Ffordd (New Year's Eve, the old way)

    Music Arranger: Stephen Powell Rees. Performer: Stephen Rees.
    • Live performance.

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