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Thursday - Into the Forest with Petroc Trelawny

Join Petroc Trelawny live from Sherwood Forest this Midsummer's Day, with local musicians and guests, to explore the mystical and royal heritage of this remarkable woodland.

Join Petroc Trelawny live from Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire this Midsummer's Day with local musicians and guests exploring the cultural heritage of the forest. With its associations with Robin Hood, royal hunting and mystical atmosphere, Sherwood forest is the perfect place to experience a moment of Midsummer magic, including Sounds of the Forest, a slow radio moment. Part journey of discovery, part refuge from the tumult of daily life, immerse yourself in Sherwood Forest with Radio 3 Breakfast.


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

  • Claude Debussy


    Performer: Zoltán Kocsis.
    • Debussy: Images, Arabesques: Kocsis.
    • Philips.
    • 12.
  • Joseph Haydn

    String Quartet in C major, Op.33`3 'The Bird' (1st mvt)

    Ensemble: Casals Quartet.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Ferdinand Hummel

    Sehnsucht nach dem Walde (Waldwanderung, Op. 48)

    Choir: amarcord. Ensemble: german hornsound.
    • Wald.Horn.Lied.
    • Genuin.
    • 11.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Flute Sonata in C major, BWV 1033

    Performer: Andrea Oliva. Performer: Angela Hewitt.
    • Hyperion.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    A Midsummer Night's Dream (Overture)

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
    • Chandos.
  • Gerald Finzi

    It was a lover and his lass (Let us garlands bring, Op 18)

    Singer: Bryn Terfel. Performer: Malcolm Martineau.
    • Bryn Terfel - 'The Vagabond': English Songs by Vaughan Williams; Butterworth.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 14.
  • Richard Durrant

    Bog Oak Bourée

    Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach. Performer: Richard Durrant.
    • Live performance.
  • Frederic Curzon

    Maid Marian (Robin Hood Suite)

    Orchestra: Symfonický orchester Slovenského rozhlasu. Conductor: Adrian Leaper.
    • Curzon: British Light Music.
    • 15.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Ombra mai fu (Serse)

    Singer: Andreas Scholl. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: Sir Roger Norrington.
    • Handel/Gluck/Mozart: Heroes: Andreas Scholl.
    • Decca.
    • 1.
  • Elena Kats‐Chernin

    Green Leaf Prelude

    Performer: Nicola Sweeney. Performer: Sarah Nicolls.
    • Ragtime & Blue.
    • 2.
  • Charles Koechlin

    Poeme, Op.70bis (1st mvt)

    Performer: Ben Jacks. Orchestra: Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Barry Tuckwell.
    • 5.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Slavonic Dance No. 9 in B major, Op 72 No 1

    Music Arranger: Patrick Clements. Ensemble: Wind Soloists of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.
    • ASV.
  • François Couperin

    Les silvains (Premiere livre de pièces de clavecin, Ordre I)

    Performer: Olivier Baumont.
    • ERATO.
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    The Adventures of Robin Hood (Original Theatrical Trailer Music)

    Orchestra: Moscow Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: William T. Stromberg.
    • NAXOS.
  • Claude Debussy

    La danse de Puck (Preludes, Book 1)

    Performer: Jean‐Yves Thibaudet.
    • Debussy, Preludes etc.: Jean-Yves Thibaudet.
    • Decca.
    • 11.
  • Dan Forrest

    In Paradisum

    Choir: Bob Jones University Choirs. Ensemble: Bob Jones University Symphonic Wind Ensemble. Conductor: Dan Turner.
    • Private recording.
  • Stephen Sondheim

    It Takes Two (Into The Woods)

    Singer: Joanna Gleason. Singer: Chip Zien. Ensemble: Ensemble. Director: Paul Gemignani.
    • Into The Woods.
    • RCA.
    • 8.
  • Carlos Chávez

    Chapultepec (Marcha provinciana)

    Orchestra: Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra. Director: Clark Rundell.
    • Latin Winds.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 9.
  • Agustín Barrios Mangoré

    Una limosna por el amor de Dios

    Performer: Richard Durrant.
    • Live performance.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Introduction and Rondo capriccioso, Op 28

    Performer: Janine Jansen. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Barry Wordsworth.
    • Janine Jansen.
    • Decca.
    • 4.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Prelude in G major, Op 32 No 5

    Performer: John Ogdon.
    • Rachmaninov: Piano works: Ogden.
    • EMI.
    • 15.
  • William Cornysh

    A Robyn, gentyl Robyn

    Choir: Tallis Scholars. Director: Peter Phillips.
    • GIMELL.


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