100th birthday week on Radio 3

Donald Macleod, presenter Composer of the Week

BBC Radio 3 is celebrating Malcolm’s 100th with several broadcasts this week.

Saturday 16 October
Radio 3, 7 am Breakfast includes the Irish Dances
Radio 3, 9 am Record Review includes excerpts from the Grand Concerto Gastronomique

Sunday 17 October
Radio 3, 6.45 pm “Malcolm Arnold, the Tortured Composer” (Simon Heffer)

Tuesday 19 October
Radio 3, 2 pm Afternoon Concert includes Oboe Concerto – Jennifer Galloway (oboe), BBC Philharmonic cond. Rumon Gamba

Thursday 21 October
Radio 3, 2 pm Afternoon Concert includes Homage to the Queen ballet suite – BBC Philharmonic cond. Rumon Gamba

Friday 22 October
Radio 3, 2 pm Afternoon Concert includes Clarinet Concerto No.1, Larch Trees – Michael Collins (clt), BBC Philharmonic cond. Rumon Gamba

The 2019 Composer of the Week programme will also be repeated
The titles of the episodes are:

It’s the 7th time for Sir Malcolm after 1980, 1986, 1994, 2001, 2006 and 2019.

Addendum: Not Radio 3 but certainly of interest:
Sunday 24 October 1 pm
BBC Radio Northampton: Northampton’s Musical Maverick: Malcolm Arnold at 100

All programmes will be available online for 4 weeks after broadcast.

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