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: Saturday Morning Concert

Including at approximately
7.03 Handel
Chaconne in G
7.10 Boccherini Sonata for cello and basso continuo in G (G15)
7.24 Bach, orch Schoenberg Prelude and Fugue in E flat (BWV 552)
8.19 Beethoven Quintet in E flat, Op 16
8.07 Wieniawski Légende in G minor, Op 17
Fontei Fortunato cantore
8.28 Haydn
Symphony No 43 in E flat Producer Andrew Lyle Discs


Unknown: Fontei Fortunato
Producer: Andrew Lyle

: Prom News

Jeremy J Beadle looks forward to some of the Proms in the week ahead.
He talks to performers including pianist Mitsuko Uchida and invites film-maker Ken Russell to preview one of the concerts. Plus a look back at some famous Proms over the past hundred years, and details of how to win tickets in our mystery conductors competition.


Unknown: Jeremy J Beadle
Pianist: Mitsuko Uchida
Unknown: Ken Russell

: Record Release

Introduced by Richard Osborne.
Hook Piano Concerto in D
Parley of Instruments
Baroque Orchestra/Paul Nicholson (fortepiano)
9.47 Haydn Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo
Tolzer Boys' Choir
Tafelmusik/Bruno Weil
10.03 Dodgson Duo Concerto for violin, guitar and strings
Jean-Jacques Kantorow (violin)
Anthea Gifford (guitar) Northern Sinfonia, conductor Roland Zollman
10.26 Onslow Le Dante dans le paradis
Gordlglani Ognuno tira I'acqua al suo mulino
Suzanne Danco (soprano) Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
10.33 Bacewlcz String Quartet No 3
Penderecki Quartet
10.53 Beethoven Piano Sonata in A flat, Op 110 Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
11.15 Shostakovich
Symphony No 15 in A Montreal Symphony
Orchestra/Charles Dutoit Producer Clive Portbury. Discs


Introduced By: Richard Osborne.
Unknown: Haydn Missa
Violin: Jean-Jacques Kantorow
Guitar: Anthea Gifford
Conductor: Roland Zollman
Unknown: Gordlglani Ognuno
Soprano: Suzanne Danco
Piano: Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
Piano: Sviatoslav Richter
Producer: Clive Portbury.

: Spirit of the Age

Christopher Page and Daniel Leech-Wilkinson ask why listeners today often find the medieval sound world inaccessible.


Unknown: Daniel Leech-Wilkinson

: Into the Garden

2: The Art of the Outdoors Garden designer
Alex Dingwall-Main takes sculptor William Pye back to the garden of his childhood. Producer Penny Lawrence


Designer: Alex Dingwall-Main
Unknown: William Pye

: Mirella Freni

The second of nine operatic performances by the great soprano, presented by Gordon Stewart. Today,
Donizetti's Don Pasquale, a comic opera in three acts. Sung in Italian.
Ambrosian Opera Chorus Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Muti
2.00 Interval
Mirella Freni talks about the role of Norina.
2.10 Acts 2 and 3. Discs


Presented By: Gordon Stewart.
Conductor: Riccardo Muti
Don Pasquale: Sesto Bruscantini (baritone)
Norina: Mirella Freni (soprano)
Dr Malatesta: Leo Nucci (baritone)
Ernesto: Gosta Winbergh (tenor)
Notary: Guido Fabbris (tenor)

: Alfred Schnittke

"One of the first things we notice about Schnittke's music is its confusion of styles. Beyond the confusion we sense the mysterious presence of a super-style, a principle that binds the apparently distinct into a coherent whole" - Gerard
McBurney on Schnittke. Borodin Quartet
Ludmilla Berlinsky (piano) Shostakovich
String Quartet No 7
Mahler, compl Schnlttke
Piano Quartet in A minor Schnittke
String Quartet No 3 Shostakovich
String Quartet No 8


Piano: Ludmilla Berlinsky

: Jazz Record Requests

with Geoffrey Smith. Producer Alan Hall. Discs


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Alan Hall.

: Key Questions

Howard Goodall tests the wits, knowledge and opinions of a panel of music professionals. In this second programme, recorded at the Aldeburgh Festival, questions from listeners and members of the public are answered by composers Paul Patterson and Colin Matthews
and former Young Musician of the Year, clarinettist Emma Johnson.
A Ladbroke production


Unknown: Howard Goodall
Unknown: Paul Patterson
Unknown: Colin Matthews
Clarinettist: Emma Johnson.

: Two-Way Talking

The first of two programmes of recent music by Geoffrey Poole
Septembral (first broadcast)
Two- Way Talking
(Concerto for African drums and five ensembles) (first broadcast)
Kwasi Asare (drums)
Gemini/The Composer


Music By: Geoffrey Poole

: BBC Proms 1994

from the Royal Albert Hall , London. Cho-Liang Lin (violin)
Australian Youth Orchestra, conductor Yakov Kreizberg Brenton Broadstock
Festive Overture
Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor
8.15 Have We Got Rimsky Right?
Michael Oliver argues that the best of Rimsky-Korsakov's work is underperformed and his influence undervalued. On the 150th anniversary of his birth, it is time to set the record straight.
8.35 Bartok Suite: The
Miraculous Mandarin
Ravel Pavane pour une infante défunte
Capriccio Espagnol


Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Violin: Cho-Liang Lin
Conductor: Yakov Kreizberg
Conductor: Brenton Broadstock
Unknown: Michael Oliver

: Studio 3: Dead Perfect

A mythic history of the tragically flawed Somerset batsman and hero Harold Gimblett.


Writer: John Fletcher
Music By: Barrington Pheloung
Director: Jane Morgan
Gimblett: Tom Wilkinson
Narrator: Christopher Benjamin
Mr Penny: David King
Young Harold: Matthew Rudge
Dennis: Tom Laurenson
Spectators: Terence Edmond
Spectators: George Parsons

: Sonny Rollins

Geoffrey Smith introduces the first of nine jazz concerts from the Radio 3 archives.
Tenor saxophonist Rollins was recorded in concert at the Fairfield Hall, Croydon, in 1986, with his quartet. Mercer, arr Kem
I'm Old Fashioned
Myrow, arr Gannon Autumn Nocturne
Rollins UT
In the interval, Rollins talks to the late Charles Fox.
Rollins Best Wishes
Wood, arr Mellin My One and Only Love
Rollins Don't Stop the Carnival
Stevie Wonder
Isn't she lovely
Rollins, arr Allison Tenor Madness


Introduces: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Charles Fox.

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