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Friday - Into the Forest with Petroc Trelawny

Join Petroc Trelawny live from New Forest in Hampshire where he is joined by local musicians and guests. Let Radio 3 Breakfast bring the Forest to you.

Join Petroc Trelawny live from New Forest in Hampshire, with local guests and musicians exploring the cultural heritage of the forest. With its open heathland, glades and forest, Petroc and guests explore the working life of the forest meeting one of its Agisters, responsible for the ponies that wander the land, and discovering the ancient 'right to common'.

Part journey of discovery, part refuge from the tumult of daily life, Radio 3 Breakfast brings the Forest to you, including Sounds of the Forest, a slow radio moment.


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

  • Antonín Dvořák

    Silent Woods

    Performer: Jean‐Guihen Queyras. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jiří Bělohlávek.
  • Louis-Claude Daquin

    Le Coucou

    Performer: Finghin Collins.
    • Impromptu.
    • RTE Lyric.
    • 10.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    String quartet No..1 in D Major Op.11 (1st mvt)

    Ensemble: The Heath Quartet.
    • Harmonia Mundi : HMU 907665.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 1.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Jesus bleibet meine Freude (Cantata No 147)

    Choir: Winchester Cathedral Choir. Choir: Winchester College Quiristers. Performer: Stephen Farr. Director: David Hill.
    • HERALD.
  • Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

    The Phantom tells his tale of longing (Forest Scenes)

    Performer: Waka Hasegawa.
    • Undiscovered Piano Works.
    • Naxos.
    • 12.
  • Aaron Copland

    Hoe-Down (Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo)

    Orchestra: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: David Zinman.
    • ARGO.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    The Solent (Three Impressions)

    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Paul Daniel.
    • The Solent.
    • Albion.
    • 2.
  • Gustav Holst

    A Hampshire suite (March)

    Orchestrator: Gordon Jacob. Orchestra: Münchner Symphoniker. Conductor: Douglas Bostock.
    • Holst: Cotswolds Symphony.
    • 6.
  • Trad.

    Through Lonesome Woods

    Performer: Hazel Askew. Performer: Emily Askew.
    • Live performance.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Otello, ossia Il moro di Venezia (Assisa appie d'un salice 'Willow song')

    Singer: Joyce DiDonato. Singer: Roberta De Nicola. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome. Conductor: Edoardo Müller.
    • Colbran, The Muse.
    • 12.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Wind Sextet in E flat major, Op 71 (4th mvt)

    Ensemble: London Baroque Ensemble. Conductor: Karl Haas.
    • Beethoven: Wind Music: London Baroque/Haas.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 16.
  • Joby Talbot

    The Mad Hatter's Tea Party (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - suite)

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Christopher Austin.
    • Signum.
  • Friday Poem

    • "The Way Through the Woods" by Rudyard Kipling, read by Anton Lesser.

  • Maurice Ravel

    Pavane de la belle au bois dormant (Ma mère l'oye for piano duet)

    Ensemble: Katia & Marielle Labèque.
    • Maurice Ravel Katia Et Marielle Labeque.
    • KML.
  • William Williams

    Sonata 'In Imitation of Birds'

    Ensemble: Nel Dolce.
    • TYXArt.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Trio in E flat major Op.40 for horn, violin & piano: 1st mvt; Andante - poco piu animato

    Performer: Nicholas Angelich. Performer: Renaud Capuçon. Performer: David Guerrier.
    • Martha Argerich & Friends Live From The Lugano Festival 2016.
    • Warner Classics.
  • William Boyce

    Heart of oak - march

    Ensemble: Band of HM Royal Marines.
  • Armas Järnefelt


    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Paavo Berglund.
    • EMI.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita No 1 in B flat major, BWV 825 arr for marimba (Courante)

    Music Arranger: O Duo. Performer: O Duo.
    • Champs Hill.
  • Trad.

    I Wandered by the Brookside

    Performer: Hazel Askew. Performer: Emily Askew.
    • Live performance.
  • Richard Strauss

    Transformation Scene (Daphne)

    Singer: Renée Fleming. Orchestra: WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne. Conductor: Semyon Bychkov.
    • Daphne.
    • Decca.
    • 3-4.


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