River of Music is a Music programme.


River of Music

The halfway point of BBC Radio 3's 70th anniversary celebrations is marked by a unique event in the history of the station: a non-stop, twelve-hour sequence of music featuring 70 works in total. This expertly curated programme represents Radio 3 in all its musical facets, reflecting the pioneering spirit that over the decades has championed music from the new to the most-loved, while promoting the greatest artists of successive eras. It ranges from the medieval period to today and reflects the station's commitment to world music and jazz as well as its core classical output. Each of the pieces played during is connected to a particular year and a historical, political or cultural happening that had a musical resonance at the time. Along the way, some of the world's most important musical figures choose works that they see as 'game-changing' moments in their own lives: Sir Mark Elder, Dame Emma Kirkby, Sir Neville Marriner, Oliver Knussen and more. The hosts are Sarah Walker and Rob Cowan.

Genre: Music

Running Time: 720 minutes (approx)

When is River of Music next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC Radio Three October 30th, 9:00am. See more...