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: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore. Music in this morning's programme includes:
6.05 Schubert Fantasy in F minor for piano duet, D940 Yaara Tal and Andreas Groethuysen (pianos)
6.45 Arvo Part Fratres Gidon Kremer
(violin), Keith Jarrett (piano)
7.05 Telemann Concerto in A (Frog) New London Consort, director Philip Pickett
7.45 Schumann Introduction and Allegro Appassionato , Op 92 Murray Perahia (piano), Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Claudio Abbado
8.04 Bach Motet: Komm, Jesu,
Komm, BWV229 Stockholm Bach Choir, Vienna Concentus Musicus, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt
8.45 Ravel Rapsodie Espagnole Cleveland Orchestra, conductor Pierre Boulez


Unknown: Yaara Tal
Pianos: Andreas Groethuysen
Violin: Gidon Kremer
Violin: Keith Jarrett
Director: Philip Pickett
Director: Allegro Appassionato
Piano: Murray Perahia
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Conductor: Pierre Boulez

: Composer of the Week: Gustav Hoist

Donald Macleod. Mars, the Bringer of War (The Planets) London Symphony
Orchestra, conducted by the Composer Partsong: Light Leaves Whisper BBC Singers, conductor James Morgan Elegy in Memoriam William Morris
(Cotswold Symphony) BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis Partsong: Ave Maria BBC Singers, conductor James Morgan
The Mystic Trumpeter Claire Rutter (soprano), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Rumon Gamba Venus, the Bringer of Peace (The Planets) London Symphony
Orchestra, conducted by the Composer Producer Piers Burton-Page


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: William Morris
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Conductor: James Morgan
Soprano: Claire Rutter
Conductor: Rumon Gamba
Producer: Piers Burton-Page

: Work in Progress

Glyn Maxwell
Glyn Maxwell is at work on a new long poem based on the legend of the Flying Dutchman, a story that has haunted him since childhood.
Producer Hannah Andrassy


Unknown: Glyn Maxwell
Unknown: Glyn Maxwell
Producer: Hannah Andrassy

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday , featuring
Prokofiev piano music and Czech conductor Karel Sejna.
Dvorak Slavonic Dance in C, Op 46 No 1 Czech Philharmonic, conductor Karel Sejna
10.10 Prokofiev Sonata No 1, Op 1 Frederic Chiu (piano)
10.18 Ravel Introduction and Allegro Arthur Gleghorn (flute), Mitchell Lurie (clarinet), Ann Mason Stockton (harp), Hollywood Quartet
10.29 Dvorak Symphony No 5 in F Czech PO, conductor Karel Sejna
11.10 Prokofiev Four Pieces, Op 4 Boris Berman (piano)
11.21 Dvorak Slavonic Dance in E minor, Op 46 No 2
Czech PO, conductor Karel Sejna Producer Nick Morgan


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Conductor: Karel Sejna.
Conductor: Karel Sejna
Piano: Frederic Chiu
Piano: Allegro Arthur Gleghorn
Flute: Mitchell Lurie
Clarinet: Ann Mason Stockton
Conductor: Karel Sejna
Piano: Boris Berman
Piano: Dvorak Slavonic Dance
Conductor: Karel Sejna
Producer: Nick Morgan

: Morning Performance

New Generation Artists
Verity Sharp presents a week of programmes launching BBC Radio 3's New Generation Artists scheme, featuring and profiling some of the most brilliant artists of tomorrow.
Today's programme includes the British-based Belcea Quartet, recent winners of the Osaka String Quartet competition; Welsh flautist Emily Beynon , now principal flute of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; baritone Christopher Maltman , winner of the Lieder Prize at the Cardiff Singer of the World competition; and the English pianist Paul Lewis.
Mozart String Quartet in B flat, K499 (Hoffmeister) Belcea Quartet Debussy Syrinx for solo flute Emily Beynon
Poulenc Flute Sonata
Emily Beynon, Andrew West (piano) Stravinsky Three Pieces Belcea Quartet Schubert Lieder
Christopher Maltman (baritone), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
Uszt Bagatelle sans Tonalité Kurtag Jatekok
Haydn Sonata in C, H XVI 48 Paul Lewis (piano)


Artists: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Emily Beynon
Baritone: Christopher Maltman
Pianist: Paul Lewis.
Piano: Andrew West
Piano: Malcolm Martineau
Piano: Uszt Bagatelle
Unknown: Kurtag Jatekok
Unknown: Haydn Sonata
Piano: Paul Lewis

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

The first of five programmes this week featuring the cello sonatas of Beethoven.
Paul Watkins (cello),
Roger Vignoles (piano)
Beethoven Cello Sonata in F, Op 5 No
Prokofiev Cello Sonata, Op 119 Repeat


Cello: Paul Watkins
Piano: Roger Vignoles

: The BBC Orchestras

This week featuring Mozart piano concertos.
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Mozart Overture: The Magic Flute Conductor Joseph Swensen
Mozart Symphony No 38 in D, K504 (Prague) Conductor Mark Elder
Mozart Piano Concerto No 21 in C, K467 David Golub , conductor Joseph Swensen
Brahms Symphony No 2 in D Conductor Joseph Swensen


Conductor: Joseph Swensen
Conductor: David Golub
Conductor: Joseph Swensen
Conductor: Joseph Swensen

: Opera in Action

Graeme Kay continues his examination of how national indentity is represented in opera.
2: Egypt Music includes excerpts from Handel's Julius Caesar ,
Schoenberg's Moses und Aron, Philip Glass's Akhnaten and Verdi's Aida.
Producer Kerry Chapman


Unknown: Graeme Kay
Unknown: Julius Caesar
Producer: Kerry Chapman

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty talks to Roxanna Panufnik , whose Mass is being performed at Westminster Cathedral in memory of Cardinal Basil Hume. Music includes at 5.40 Vaughan
Williams's Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis , and at 6.35
Mendelssohn's String Quartet No 6 in F minor, Op 80, played by the Melos Quartet.
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Talks: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Roxanna Panufnik
Unknown: Basil Hume.
Unknown: Thomas Tallis

: Performance on 3

Edinburgh International Festival 1999 To understand his third symphony,
Mahler told a friend, 'you would have to plunge with me into the very depths of nature". He wrote it during the summers of 1895 and 1896 in the foothills of the Alps near
Salzburg. The scale of the work - it is his longest symphony - seems to reflect both the scale of the mountain landscape which surrounded him and his subject matter: the idea that the whole of nature is animate and extends in a great chain of being towards God the creator.
Michelle DeYoung (mezzo), Royal Scottish National Orchestra Junior
Chorus, Edinburgh Festival Chorus, BBCSO, conductor Bernard Haitink Mahler Symphony No 3


Unknown: Michelle Deyoung
Conductor: Bernard Haitink

: Night Waves

From science and technology to literature and art, modern society has been pervasively influenced by drugs. But how do drugs define a generation? Sarah Dunant investigates the way the distinctive drugs of different decades have influenced culture.
Producer Katie Hunter


Unknown: Sarah Dunant
Producer: Katie Hunter

: Late Junction

In anticipation of this weekend's celebration of English roots music English Originals, at London's
Barbican Centre, Fiona Talkington goes back to the folk traditions of many British generations. She also introduces music from the other side of the world, including some of the first ever recordings of gamelan.


Unknown: Fiona Talkington

: Jazz Notes

Canadian pianist Oliver Jones talks to Alyn Shipton about his long career, from his early days in Canada to his current international travels, and explains why he is setting out on his farewell tour during the last months of 1999. Producer Terry Carter


Pianist: Oliver Jones
Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Producer: Terry Carter

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain.
Corelli Sonata da Chiesa in G, Op 1 No 9 London Baroque
12.10am Respighi Church Windows Orchestra of London, Canada, conductor Uri Mayer
12.35 Geminlani Concerto Grosso in G minor Academy of Ancient Music, director Andrew Manze (violin)
12.45 Rachmaninov Polka de VR
Ivetta Irkha (piano)
12.50 JC Bach Quintet in F, Op 11 No 3 Les Adieux
1.00 A concert given by the Penderecki Quartet with Francine Kay (piano). Mozart String Quartet in C, K157
Mendelssohn String Quartet in A, Op 13 Dvorak Piano Quintet No 2 in A, Op 81
2.25 Handel Gentle Morpheus, Son of Night (Alceste) Emma Kirkby (soprano)
2.35 Strauss Suite: Der Rosenkavalier
Quebec CCO/Franz-Paul Decker
3.00 Schools
3.00 Music Box 3.15 Something to Think About 3.30 The Song Tree
3.45 Stories and Rhymes 4.00 Find Out 4.15 Maths Challenge 2 4.30
Hopscotch 4.45 Scottish Resources
5.00 Mozart Symphony No 23 in D, K181 Slovenian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Marko Munih
5.10 Brahms Fest- und
Gedenkspruche for eight voices,
Op 109 Danish National Radio Choir, conductor Stefan Parkman
5.20 Willem de Fesch Violin Concerto in C minor, Op 5 No 5 Manfred Kraemer , Musica ad Rhenum
5.35 Strauss Don Juan Quebec
Conservatoire Orch/Raffi Armenian
5.50 Schubert Twelve Ecossaises
Ralf Gothoni (piano)


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Conductor: Uri Mayer
Violin: Andrew Manze
Piano: Francine Kay
Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Conductor: Marko Munih
Conductor: Stefan Parkman
Unknown: Manfred Kraemer
Unknown: Strauss Don Juan
Piano: Ralf Gothoni

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