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Monday – Along the Severn with Petroc Trelawny

Join Petroc Trelawny live from Blaen Hafren Falls in mid-Wales as he begins his week-long journey along the River Severn. Email

Join Petroc Trelawny live from Blaen Hafren Falls in mid-Wales on the River Severn, with local musicians and guests exploring the cultural heritage of the river as it begins its journey to the sea, including Sounds of the River, a slow radio moment. Part journey of discovery, part refuge from the tumult of daily life, immerse yourself in this river setting with Radio 3 Breakfast.


This spring, join us on Radio 3 as we explore the enchantment, escape and cultural heritage of the UK’s longest river, with slow radio moments featuring the sounds of the river, allowing time out from today's often frenetic world.

18 days left to listen

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Rutland Boughton

    String Quartet in F major (Song of the Hills)

    Ensemble: Rasumovsky Quartet.
    • Rutland Boughton String Quartets: Sarah Francis.
    • Hyperion.
    • 4.
  • Claude Debussy

    Arabesque No 1 in E major

    Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
    • Debussy: Complete works for piano vol.3: Bavouzet.
    • Chandos.
    • 7.
  • Joachim Raff

    Dance of the Dryads (Symphony No 3 in F major, Op 153, 'Im Walde')

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Francesco d'Avalos.
    • Raff: Symphony No.3.
    • ASV Digital.
    • 3.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantata "Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam", BWV.7 (Opening chorus)

    Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Orchestra: English Baroque Soloists. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No 6 in F major, Op 68, 'Pastoral' (2nd mvt)

    Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
    • Beethoven: Symphonies 1-9: Harnoncourt, Chamber Orchestra of Europe.
    • Teldec.
    • 2.
  • Ian Venables

    The Song of the Severn, Op.43 (Laugh and be Merry)

    Singer: Roderick Williams. Performer: Graham J Lloyd. Ensemble: Carducci String Quartet.
    • The Song of the Seven.
    • Signum.
    • 4.
  • Anatoly Konstantinovich Lyadov

    The Enchanted Lake, Op 62

    Orchestra: Gürzenich-Orchester Köln. Conductor: Dmitri Georgievich Kitayenko.
    • Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov & Lyadov: Works.
    • Oehms Classics.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Violin Concerto in E major, RV 269, 'Spring'

    Performer: Duilio Galfetti. Ensemble: I Barocchisti. Conductor: Diego Fasolis.
    • Vivaldi: The Four Seasons: Galfetti/I Barocchisti/Fasolis.
    • Claves.
    • 1.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Song to the Moon (Rusalka)

    Singer: Krassimira Stoyanova. Orchestra: Münchner Rundfunkorchester. Conductor: Pavel Baleff.
    • ORFEO.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Jeux d’eau

    Performer: Pierre‐Laurent Aimard.
    • 6.
  • Alun Hoddinott

    Ox-Driving Song (Folk Suite Suite)

    Orchestra: Royal Ballet Sinfonia. Conductor: Andrew Penny.
    • Welsh Classical Favourites: Royal Ballet Sinfonia/Penny.
    • Marco Polo.
  • Hugo Alfvén

    The Mountain King, Op 37 (Shepherd Girl's Dance)

    Orchestra: Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester. Conductor: Esa‐Pekka Salonen.
    • Sibelius: Finlandia; Valse Triste; Grieg: Sigurd Jorsalfar; Salonen.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 6.
  • Franz Liszt

    Au bord d'une source (Années de pèlerinage I)

    Performer: Murray Perahia.
    • Murray Perahia Plays Franck & Liszt.
    • Sony.
    • 8.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No 25 in G minor, K.183 (1st mvt)

    Orchestra: Le Cercle de l'Harmonie. Conductor: Jérémie Rhorer.
    • Mozart: Symphonies 25, 26 & 29.
    • Virgin.
    • 1.
  • Traditional Welsh

    A Cottage in Wales

    Performer: Gwilym Bowen Rhys.
    • Live performance.
  • Daniel Jones

    Dance Fantasy

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Bryden Thomson.
    • LYRITA.
  • 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.
  • Traditional Welsh

    The Tale of the Session in Wales

    Performer: Gwilym Bowen Rhys.
    • Live performance.
  • Edward Elgar

    Minuet - Coda (Severn Suite, Op.87)

    Performer: Williams Fairey Band. Conductor: James Gourlay.
    • Brass from the Masters, Vol. 1.
    • Chandos.
  • Jules Massenet

    Eau courante

    Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
    • CHANDOS.


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