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Into the Forest: Kai Rüütel, Sam Evans-Brown, Parker Ousley, Cristina Ortiz

Sean Rafferty goes Into the Forest, linking up live with our team in the autumnal forests of New England. Plus live music from mezzo-soprano Kai Rüütel and pianist Cristina Ortiz.

In Tune begins a week featuring daily, live broadcasts from the auburn forests of New Hampshire, USA, as Radio 3 launches the latest instalment of its Into the Forest season. The autumnal transformation of the red leaves of the New England forests is one of the great natural beauties of the world. Working in partnership with BBC2’s Autumnwatch (who are also broadcasting daily from the same forest), each day on In Tune there will be special performances from New England musicians amongst the golden leaves of the forest, as well as contributions from the Autumnwatch team and a daily dose of slow radio moments captured in New Hampshire by the sound recordists of the BBC Natural History unit. And of course, we also have fabulous live music in our London studio, too: today mezzo-soprano Kai Rüütel and pianist Roger Vignoles perform live for us before their recital at the Oxford Lieder Festival on Wednesday, and pianist Cristina Ortiz looks forward to her recital in London's Queen Elizabeth Hall.

This week of Into the Forest broadcasts culminates in a special live New England concert in In Tune on Friday (see below). Autumnwatch is on BBC2 Monday to Thursday at 8pm.

Into the Forest is a year-long theme for Radio 3, as the station explores the enduring and magical influence of the forest on music and the arts.

2 hours

Music Played

  • William Billings

    Let tyrants shake their iron rod "Chester"

    Choir: His Majestie's Clerkes. Conductor: Paul Hillier.
    • Goostly Psalmes: Ango-American Psalmody from 1550 to 1800.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 10.
  • Mart Saar


    Performer: Kai Rüütel. Performer: Roger Vignoles.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    Kogda volnuyetsa zhelteyushaya niva (When the golden cornfield waves)

    Performer: Kai Rüütel. Performer: Roger Vignoles.
  • Veljo Tormis

    Sorrowful Moments - Ei ole roose oitsenud minule and Armastus

    Performer: Kai Rüütel. Performer: Roger Vignoles.
  • Mart Saar

    Mis see oli?

    Performer: Kai Rüütel. Performer: Roger Vignoles.
  • Charles Ives

    The Unanswered Question

    Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas.
    • CBS.
  • Amy Beach

    Piano Concerto in C sharp minor, op.45 - 2nd mvt 'Scherzo' (Perpetuum mobile)

    Performer: Danny Driver. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Rebecca Miller.
    • Beach / Chaminade / Howell: Piano Concertos.
    • Hyperion.
    • 003.
  • Parker Ousley

    The Blackest Crow

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cello Suite No 5 in C minor (Prelude - excerpt)

    Performer: Parker Ousley.
  • Parker Ousley

    Universal Soldier

  • Darius Milhaud

    Scaramouche - no.3; Brazileira [Mouvement de Samba]

    Performer: Michael Collins. Performer: Piers Lane.
    • Chandos.
  • Emmanuel Chabrier


    Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Mariss Jansons.
    • Rhapsody (Live).
    • BR-Klassik.
    • 1.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Geliebter Aufenthalt begluckter Stille (1st mvt)

    Singer: Magdalena Podkoscielna. Singer: Andreas Post. Singer: Matthias Vieweg. Singer: Ekkehard Abele. Ensemble: Telemannisches Collegium Michaelstein. Conductor: Ludger Rémy.
    • CPO.
  • Claude Debussy

    Images, 1ere série - Reflets dans l'eau

    Performer: Cristina Ortiz.
  • York Bowen

    Preludes Op.102 - No. 8 in E flat minor

    Performer: Cristina Ortiz.
  • York Bowen

    Preludes Op.102 - No. 13 in G flat major

    Performer: Cristina Ortiz.
  • Leos Janáček

    String Quartet No 1 "Kreutzer Sonata" (1st mvt)

    Ensemble: Calidore String Quartet.
    • Resilience.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 4.
  • Justin Morgan

    'Amanda' (Death, like an overflowing stream)

    Ensemble: Anonymous 4.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Etude - Op. 25 No.1 in A flat

    Performer: Cristina Ortiz.
  • Lukas Foss

    3 American pieces for violin and orchestra: Early Song

    Performer: Itzhak Perlman. Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Seiji Ozawa.
    • EMI.


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