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Around midnight

Let your ears do the thinking with an immersive soundtrack for late-night listening, from classical to contemporary and everything in between

Sara Mohr-Pietsch with an immersive playlist for late-night listening, from classical to contemporary and everything in between. Tonight's programme features Alice Sara Ott playing Debussy, music for strings and electronics by Icelandic composer María Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir, Malian musical partners Ali Farka Touré and Toumani Diabaté, and a breathtaking lament by Jean-Philippe Rameau.

Night Tracks is Radio 3’s new late-night show, fronted by BBC Radio 3 presenter Sara Mohr-Pietsch, with regular episodes hosted by the award-winning composer and performer Hannah Peel. With classical music at its heart, the show takes listeners on an immersive sonic journey, with innovative sound design tailored for late-night listening.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Wed 2 Oct 2019 23:00


Music Played

  • Benjamin Britten

    Concord from Gloriana

    Performer: Matthew Barley. Music Arranger: Matthew Barley.
    • Matthew Barley.
    • Signum.
    • 5.
  • Claude Debussy


    Performer: Alice Sara Ott.
    • Debussy.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 1.
  • Jacob van Eyck

    Pale blue evenings

    Performer: Genevieve Lacey. Music Arranger: Genevieve Lacey.
  • Einojuhani Rautavaara

    'Kyrie' from Missa a cappella

    Choir: Latvian Radio Choir. Director: Sigvards Kļava.
    • Rautavaara.
    • Onedine.
    • 1.
  • Jakob Bro


    Performer: Jakob Bro. Performer: Palle Mikkelborg. Performer: Thomas Morgan. Performer: Jon Christensen.
  • George Frideric Handel

    'Polonaise' from Concerto grosso, op.6 no.3 in E minor, HWV 321

    Orchestra: Slovenská filharmónia. Conductor: Oliver von Dohnányi.
  • Manuel de Falla

    'Nana' from suite populaire Espagnole

    Performer: Jian Wang. Performer: Göran Söllscher. Music Arranger: Llobet.
  • Veljo Tormis

    'Kutse jaanitulele I' from Jaanilaulud

    Choir: Eesti Filharmoonia Kammerkoor. Director: Paul Hillier.
  • Steven Snowden

    Appalachian polaroids

    Ensemble: Aeolus Quartet.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Lieder ohne worte, Op.19, no.1

    Performer: Murray Perahia.
  • Olivier Messiaen

    Quartet for the end of time

    Ensemble: Fibonacci Sequence.
  • Ali Farka Touré

    Hawa Dolo

    Performer: Ali Farka Touré. Performer: Toumani Diabaté.
  • Maria Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir


    Ensemble: Nordic Affect.
    • Sono Luminus.
  • Anon. St Martial

    Resonemus hoc natali

    Ensemble: Theatre of Voices. Director: Paul Hillier.
  • Francisco Tárrega

    Recuerdos de la Alhambra

    Performer: John Williams.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Castor Et Pollux, Act 1, Scene 3 "Tristes Apprets"

    Singer: Nadine Koutcher. Orchestra: MusicAeterna. Conductor: Teodor Currentzis.
    • Sony Classical 88843082572.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 18.
  • Dobrinka Tabakova


    Performer: Evelyn Chang.
  • Yannis Kyriakides


    Composer: Andy Moor. Performer: Yannis Kyriakides. Performer: Andy Moor.
  • Trad.

    Deep River

    Performer: Joanna MacGregor. Performer: Andy Sheppard. Music Arranger: Joanna MacGregor.


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