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BBC Radio 3's Music Nation

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BBC Radio 3's Music Nation

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Michael Torke's Javelin, composed for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture. Nicola Heywood Thomas introduces a celebratory concert inspired by the Olympics.

Live from St David's Hall, Cardiff, Nicola Heywood Thomas introduces a celebratory concert inspired by the Olympics, and featuring a world premiere by celebrated Welsh composer Karl Jenkins.

Petroc Trelawny introduces singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright performing his exquisite Five Shakespeare Sonnets with the BBC Symphony Orchestra in a Shakespeare-inspired programme live from the Barbican Centre in London.

Petroc Trelawny introduces John Adams's rollicking Lollapalooza with the BBC Symphony Orchestra in a Shakespeare-inspired programme live from the Barbican Centre in London.

Petroc Trelawny introduces music from Prokofiev's ballet Romeo and Juliet.

JS Bach: Violin Concerto in E major, BWV 1042. Alina Ibragimova makes her Academy of Ancient Music debut in a programme which vividly charts groundbreaking developments in the role of the violin as a solo instrument.

Urban Classic on Saturday 3 March 2012, the Barbican's 30th birthday, was a meeting of musical cultures, bringing together the BBC Symphony Orchestra with leading artists from the UK's urban music scene, including multiple BRIT and MOBO Award-winner Ms. Dynamite, N-Dubz producer Fazer, Essex MC Devlin and London MC Skepta.

Korngold's 'Robin Hood Suite' - music to the 1938 film score 'Adventures of Robin Hood'. Played by the RTE Concert Orchestra and the Ulster Orchestra as part of Music Nation, 4 March 2012.

Praise Aloud the Trees. A BBC Radio 3 commission by Northern Ireland composer Brian Irvine. The text is from Sweeney Astray, a translation by Seamus Heaney of Buile Suibhne, a 12th-century Irish cycle about the Ulster petty king "mad Sweeney", who lost his reason at the Battle of Mag Rath or Moira in 637. 4 March 2012.

At the Assembly Rooms in Derby, a brand-new work specially created for Music Nation: Invocation, by composer and multi-instrumentalist Tunde Jegede. Music Nation, 3 March 2012.

James MacMillan: Seraph. At Christ Church in Cockermouth, Cumbria, the Scottish Ensemble are joined south of the border by English trumpeter Alison Balsom. 3 March 2012.

An orchestral suite composed by Vaughn Williams for the film Scott of The Antartic with words read by Hugh Bonneville. The suite is performed by the City of London Sinfonia accompanied by Soprano soloist katherine watson and is conducted by Stephen Layton. Performed as part of BBC Radio 3's Music Nation on 4 March 2012.

Oliver Knussen's reworking of Purcell, written in 1995 to mark the 300th anniversary of Purcell's death. Performed by the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group on 3 March 2012.

This celebration of music and sport from Music Nation is John Williams' Olympic Fanfare. BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Clyde Auditorium, 3 March 2012.

World premiere of a Music Nation commission. A new fanfare from acclaimed Scottish composer James MacMillan. From the Clyde Auditorium on 3 March 2012.

Bernstein's Symphonic Dances (Westside Story) performed by the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra in Hanley on 3 March 2012.

Copland's Appalachian Spring performed by the BBC Philharmonic in Hanley on 3 March 2012.

Rufus Wainwright performs his 'Sonnet 43' live on In Tune on Friday.

Jazz Lineup: Julian Joseph Trio, 11pm Sunday. Kevin le Gendre introduces the Julian Joseph Trio at the Turner Sims Hall, Southampton, in Jazz Line-Up's grand finale to the Music Nation weekend on Radio 3. Classic Jazz Standards together with Joseph originals are on the bill.

Night Shift - Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, 10pm Sunday. Music Nation joins the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment for one of their unique 'Night Shift' events, presenting great classical music in a relaxed late night setting. Tonight Alistair Appleton introduces an all Bach programme.

Aurora Orchestra in Bristol, 9.15pm Sunday. A concert contrasting dark-hued, impassioned sounds from Richard Strauss with Mozart at his brilliant best.

BBC Symphony Orchestra, 7.30pm Sunday. A celebration of Shakespeare. John Adams: Lollapalooza Korngold: Much Ado About Nothing (Suite), Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet (highlights), Rufus Wainwright: Five Shakespeare Sonnets.

Northern Chamber Orchestra in Shrewsbury, 6.30pm Sunday. World premiere of John Joubert's new Cello Concerto with soloist Raphael Wallfisch.

The Choir; Voices Now, 5pm Sunday. BBC Singers, Berkshire Youth Choir, Choir with No Name, Finchley Chamber Choir, Hertfordshire County Youth Choir, Ifield Community College Choir, Maspindzeli Georgian Choir.