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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.

45 minutes

Last on

Christmas Day 2019 23:45

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

    Missa A Cappella: Kyrie

    Choir: Latvian Radio Choir. Conductor: Sigvards Kļava.
    • ONDINE.
  • Jakob Bro


    Performer: Jakob Bro. Performer: Palle Mikkelborg. Performer: Thomas Morgan. Performer: Jon Christensen.
  • Steven Snowden

    Appalachian polaroids

    Ensemble: Aeolus Quartet.
  • 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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