5.55 Maths: Exam Revision
6.15 American Conversations:
6.35 Social Science, the World and You
With Paul Guinery.
Hildegard of Bingen 0 Vos Angeli
7.15 Part Trisagion Lithuanian
7.29 Schein Ich Lasse Dich Nicht
7.33 Arauxo Tiento de Quarto Tono
7.38 Bach Church Cantatas:
Bach Cantata No 130: Herr Gott , Dich
Loben Alle Wir
7.56 Gibbons Fantazia ofFoure Parts;
8.03 Gibbons Hosanna to the Son of David
8.07 Gliere Concerto for Coloratura
Soprano and Orchestra
8.20 Merbecke Domine Ihesu Christe
8.35 Arauxo Sexto Tiento de Medio
Registro de Baxon de 1 Tono
8.40 Ness Arcanae
Producer Antony Pitts
Former Radio 3 controller Stephen Hearst previews the week ahead in conversation with Susan Sharpe.
Humphrey Carpenter introduces the anniversary day's programmes.
9.05 Major Thirds
Performances from the archives.
Mozart Exsultate , Jubilate, K165
Elly Ameling (soprano),
ECO, conductor Benjamin Britten
(From the 1969 Aldeburgh Festival)
Chopin Piano Concerto No 1 in E minor Martha Argerich ,
LSO, conductor Lawrence Foster
(From My Favourite Concertos, 1968) Delius Brigg Fair
BBC SO, conductor Malcolm Sargent (From The Saturday Concert, 1965) Poulenc Le Travail du Peintre
Pierre Bernac (baritone), The Composer (piano)
Shostakovich Piano Trio, Op 67 Leonid Kogan (violin),
Mstislav Rostropovich (cello), Emil Gilels (piano)
11.00 From the Third to Three
Nicholas Kenyon , controller of Radio 3 since 1992, talks to
Humphrey Carpenter about the network and the changes that he has introduced.
11.15 The BBC Orchestras
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
In this opening concert from Cardiff, Mark Wigglesworth conducts the BBC National Chorus and Orchestra of Wales, and the Philharmonia Chorus in Ravel's ballet
Daphnis et Chloe.
The BBC Philharmonic perform live at 1.45pm # The Famous Five: page 30
12.15pm Music Matters Repeated from yesterday 5.45pm
Listeners recall a moment from the Third Programme and Radio 3 that meant something to them. Producer Sarah Bowen
Kathleen Ferrier (contralto), Bruno Walter (piano)
Schumann Frauenliebe und -Leben (Part of an Edinburgh Festival recital from 1949) Repeat
From the Concert Hall of New
Conductor Matthias Bamert
Gerhard Suite : Soirées de Barcelone (first complete performance)
The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra perform live at 4.30pm
Christopher Page and guests Anthony Burton , Richard Luckett and Lionel Salter dip into and discuss some of the first early music broadcasts, from Elizabethan madrigals performed during the war years to major series like The History of Music in Sound and Octave of the Nativity.
Producer Kate Bolton. See also Friday 3.00pm
An anniversary repeat of one of the inaugural programmes to be broadcast by the Third Programme, How to Listen, with Joyce Grenfell and Stephen Potter. Plus a fictionalised dramatisation about how it made it to the airwaves, written by Russell Davies and starring Maureen Lipman as Joyce Grenfell.
From Studio One,
Broadcasting House, Glasgow.
Conductor Osmo Vanska ,
Douglas Boyd (oboe)
Sally Beamish Oboe Concerto (Tarn Lin) Shostakovich Symphony No 1
The BBC Symphony Orchestra gives this evening's main concert at 7.30pm
Itzhak Perlman (violin)
Partita No 3 in E, BWV1006
No Fixed Points
In the first of three documentaries charting the history of the Third
Programme and Radio 3, Humphrey Carpenter investigates the origins of the Third in the aftermath of the Second World War. In an interview that has never before been broadcast, director general William Haley outlines his vision of a network with no regular programmes, no news bulletins and no fixed points. Listeners including Peter Maxwell Davies and Harold Pinter remember how the Third changed their lives, and former controller Harman Grisewood reflects on an early complaint about
"vulgarisation" - from EM Forster. Producer John Goudie
The 1979 tenth anniversary concert of the Monday Lunchtime Concerts given in St John 's, Smith Square.
Schubert String Quintet in C, D956
Amadeus Quartet, William Pleeth (cello) Repeat
From the Royal Festival Hall, London.
Conductor Andrew Davis , Eva Urbanova (soprano), Catherine Wyn-Rogers (mezzo), Denes Gulyas (tenor), Alexander Anisimov (baritone), Wayne Marshall (organ), BBC Symphony Chorus
Colin Matthews Renewal (BBC commission; first performance)
8.25 I'm Sorry Our Programmes Are Running Late
Recalling memorable and unexpected moments in Radio 3 history.
8.45 Janacek Glagolitic Mass
The BBC Concert Orchestra can be heard tonight at 10.45pm
A chance to hear the first production of Samuel Beckett 's original radio play, commissioned and broadcast in 1957. On the face of it. the play is an anecdote set in a rural community of Ireland - in reality, it is a careful synthesis of speech, sound and silence, hectically funny and bitterly tragic.
Director Donald McWhinnie Repeat
The BBC Concert Orchestra has played an integral part in the life of Radio 3 since their creation in 1952. Two of the works in this concert given earlier today at the Hippodrome, Golders Green, were commissioned by the orchestra.
Conductor Martyn Brabbins
Malcolm Arnold Scottish Dances
Bernstein Suite: On the Waterfront
Lennox Berkeley Overture for Light Orchestra (1959 commission)
Robert Hewison , Asa Briggs , Georgina Born , Simon Jenkins and Terry Eagleton debate the cultural and aesthetic values of society and the Third Programme at the time of its creation and as Radio 3 today. Producer Judith Bumpus
Building a Library
Revised repeat from yesterday 9.00am
With Donald Macleod.
1.30 NDR SO/Herbert
Blomstedt Bruckner Adagio (String Quartet in F); Mass No 3 in F minor
2.50 Smetana Piano Trio in G minor, Op 15 Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A minor, Op 50 Prague Spring Trio
4.00 Organist Vaclav Severin Golonka plays music by Widor, Eben, Reger, Brahms and Franck