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: On Air

With Penny Gore, including Strauss's Oboe Concerto played by Nicholas Daniel and the City of London
Sinfonia, Haydn's String Quartet in F, Op 17 No 2 with the Kodaly Quartet, and the Prelude and Fugue in C sharp from Book 1 of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier played by Keith Jarrett. And at 7.55 part of one of Bach's cello suites from Radio 3's
Building a Library recommendation.


Played By: Nicholas Daniel
Played By: Keith Jarrett.

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Britten Canadian Carnival
City of BirminghamSO/Simon Rattle
9.15 Haydn Piano Sonata in D, H XVI 37 Alfred Brendel (piano)
9.26 Poulenc Le Travail du Peintre
Gerard Souzay (baritone), Dalton Baldwin (piano)
9.38 Brahms Viola Sonata in E flat, Op 120 No 2 William Primrose , Rudolf Firkusny (piano)
9.57 Poulenc La Courte Paille
Mady Mesple (soprano), Gabriel Tacchino (piano)
10.09 Offenbach Overture and Ballet
Pastoral (Orpheus in the Underworld) Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Antonio de Almeida


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Piano: Alfred Brendel
Baritone: Gerard Souzay
Piano: Dalton Baldwin
Piano: Brahms Viola Sonata
Unknown: William Primrose
Piano: Rudolf Firkusny
Piano: Gabriel Tacchino
Conductor: Antonio de Almeida

: Artist of the Week

Salvatore Accardo
The art of a violin virtuoso is the product of over 300 years of music-making, the fruits of which have been passed down the generations from master to pupil. Joan Bakewell talks to Salvatore Accardo about his place in this distinguished musical heritage, and Accardo reflects on the commercial temptations facing today's wunderkind.


Unknown: Salvatore Accardo
Talks: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Salvatore Accardo

: Sound Stories

Five Crusaders
With Donald Macleod. In 1213 Pope Innocent II initiated yet another attempt to recpature the Holy City of Jerusalem - and the Fifth and Sixth
Crusades were no less bloody than the earlier ones. The port of Damietta in Egypt, scene of bitter fighting, is also the setting for a spectacular Crusade opera by Meyerbeer.
Anon La Quinte Estampie Royal Early Music Consort of London, director
David Munrow Meyerbeer The Crusader in Egypt (excerpts)
Geoffrey Mitchell Choir, Royal
Philharmonic, conductor David Parry


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Director: David Munrow
Conductor: David Parry
Armando: Diana M Ontague (soprano)
Palmide: Yvonne Kenny (soprano)
Adriano: Bruce Ford (tenor)
Felicia: Della Jones (mezzo)
Aladino: Ian Platt (bass)
Osmino: Ugo Benelli (tenor)

: Composer of the Week: Puccini

With Daniel Snowman.
The Final Enigma. Why did Puccini write Turandot and why did he not finish it? Some regard Puccini's final work as the culmination of all that preceded it. Others, struck by its rhythmic intensity, imaginative harmonies and innovative orchestration, consider Puccini the first of the great operatic modernists. Repeat


Unknown: Daniel Snowman.

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

A recital from the Bath International
Music Festival given by Jian Wang (cello) and Gretel Dowdes (piano). Chopin Introduction and Polonaise Brillante, Op 3
Faure Elegie; Papillon; Après un Reve (arr Casals);
Sicilienne Beethoven Cello Sonata in A, Op 69


Cello: Jian Wang
Cello: Sicilienne Beethoven

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Beethoven Overture: Egmont
Conductor Peter Maxwell Davies
Maxwell Davies Swinton Jig
Conductor Peter Maxwell Davies
Bartok Piano Concerto No 3
Peter Donohoe (piano), conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
Sibelius Symphony No 7
Conductor Peter Maxwell Davies
Vaughan Wlliams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
Elgar Enigma Variations
Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier


Conductor: Peter Maxwell Davies
Conductor: Maxwell Davies Swinton
Conductor: Peter Maxwell Davies
Piano: Peter Donohoe
Conductor: Peter Maxwell Davies
Conductor: Vaughan Wlliams
Conductor: Thomas Tallis

: Music Restored

450 Years of Prayer and Music in English. Translated from Latin into the vernacular by Thomas Cranmer , the Book of Common Prayer was published in 1549, and with it came a brand-new era in the liturgy - and sacred music - of Tudor England. Christopher Page discovers how frantic scribes and composers supplied and adapted music for the new direction of the English church, with Dr David Skinner and Dermott McCulloch.
The music comes from a special service to celebrate the 450th anniversary of the Book of Common Prayer and is sung as it would have been after the introduction of the new rite in Christ
Church Cathedral, Oxford.
Tavemer Small Devotion Mass
Tallis If Ye Love Me, Keep My Commandments
Choir of Christ Church Cathedral,
Oxford, director Stephen Darlington , David Goode (organ)
Producer Joanne Whitworth


Unknown: Thomas Cranmer
Unknown: Dr David Skinner
Unknown: Dermott McCulloch.
Director: Stephen Darlington
Director: David Goode
Producer: Joanne Whitworth

: In Tune

With Sean Rafferty. Music includes Schumann's Konzertstuckior four horns and orchestra, and Debussy's Première Rapsodie played by Michael Collins (clarinet) and Kathryn Stott (piano). SOUNDING THE CENTURY


Unknown: Sean Rafferty.
Played By: Michael Collins
Played By: Kathryn Stott

: Performance on 3

Nicola Heywood Thomas introduces a concert direct from the Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, featuring three very different works from the first decade of this century. Ives's piece is experimental, Schoenberg's drama for solo soprano scaled new heights of expressionism, while Mahler clothes folk song in late-flowering Romantic colours. Anna Katherina Behnke and Natalie Christie (sopranos),
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Dennis Russell Davies
Ives The Unanswered Question Schoenberg Erwartung
8.10 Shell Songs
Clare Boylan 's new story, commissioned by Radio 3 and BBC
Music Magazine, enters the mind of a boy enchanted with the sounds of the sea. Read by Jenny Agutter.
8.30 Mahler Symphony No 4


Introduces: Heywood Thomas
Unknown: Anna Katherina Behnke
Sopranos: Natalie Christie
Conductor: Dennis Russell Davies
Unknown: Schoenberg Erwartung
Songs: Clare Boylan
Read By: Jenny Agutter.

: Postscript

Ruslan and Lyudmila
The final part of Gary Yershon 's dramatisation.


Unknown: Gary Yershon
The Poet: Alex Jennings
King Vladimir: Donald Sinden
The Finn: David Ryall
Ruslan: Kevin McKidd
Lyudmila: Kate Fleetwood
Rogdai: Chris Langham
Farlaf: Toby Jones
Naina: Pam Ferris

: Hear and Now

Verity Sharp presents highlights from last weekend's LMC Festival of Experimental Music in London, including the work of French electronic music pioneer
Pierre Henry , veteran New York minimalist Philip Corner , Japanese improvising duo Filament, and British pianist John Tilbury playing the quietly intense music of Morton Feldman.
Producer Philip Tagney


Unknown: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Pierre Henry
Unknown: Philip Corner
Pianist: John Tilbury
Unknown: Morton Feldman.
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Jazz Century

22: Black Swing Bands. Most people associate the swing era with the famous white bands, but for musical imagination, consistent swing and great solo playing, the black
American band leaders like Jimmy Lunceford , Cab Calloway and Earl Hines were just as strong. Repeated from Saturday 6pm


Unknown: Jimmy Lunceford
Unknown: Cab Calloway
Unknown: Earl Hines

: Through the Night

12.05am Sauguet La Nuit
12.15 Francis Kleyjans Homage a Satie
12.20 Mllhaud Violin Concerto No 2
12.50 Bedrich Anton Wiedermann
Pastorale Dorico
1.00 A concert given in Monte Carlo in 1997 by the Monte Carlo
Philharmonic, conductor Yoel Levi , with Lazar Berman (piano) Brahms Piano Concerto No 1 in D minor
Musorgsky, orch Ravel Pictures from an Exhibition
2.25 Dallapiccola Due Cori di
Michelangelo Buonarroti il Giovane
2.35 Puccini Non la Sospiri le Nostra (Tosca)
2.40 Liszt Reve damour
2.45 Strauss Love Scene (Feuersnot)
2.50 Handel Floridante, Act 1 (excerpts)
3.20 Purcell, arr Memelsdorff/Staier Toccata in A minor; The Plaint; A Ground in A minor
3.35 Britten Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell
3.50 Brahms Cello Sonata in E minor, Op 38
4.20 Mozart Piano Sonata in C, K330
4.40 Myslivecek String Quintet No 2 in E flat
4.50 Philip Pool Organ Sonata No 3
5.00 Albertus Groneman Flute
Concerto in G
5.05 Mozart Symphony No 28 in C, K200
5.30 Rudolf Tobias Motets: Lobi; Vivit
5.35 Tchaikovsky Dumka , Op 59
5.45 Arensky, arr Kriukov Romance, Op 38 No 3
5.50 Sulho Ranta Suite: Finnish Folk
Dances, Op 51


Unknown: Francis Kleyjans
Unknown: Bedrich Anton Wiedermann
Unknown: Pastorale Dorico
Unknown: Monte Carlo
Conductor: Yoel Levi
Piano: Lazar Berman
Unknown: Liszt Reve
Flute: Albertus Groneman
Unknown: Rudolf Tobias
Unknown: Tchaikovsky Dumka

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