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: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore, including 6.10 Bridge
String Quartet No 2 Bridge Quartet 6.50 Handel Vivi , Tirano(Rodelinda)
Andreas Scholl (countertenor), Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, conductor
Roger Norrington 7.00 Verdi an excerpt from
Macbeth in the version recommended by CDReview's Building a Library
7.10 Mozart Piano Concerto No 16 in D,
K451 ECO, director Murray Perahia (piano)
7.45 Copland El Salon Mexico Mexico City Philharmonic, conductor Enrique Batiz
8.00 Schumann Adagio and Allegro in A flat, Op 70Heinz Holliger(oboe),
Alfred Brendel (piano) 8.45 Elgar Overture: In the South LPO, conductor Norman Del Mar


Unknown: Handel Vivi
Unknown: Andreas Scholl
Conductor: Roger Norrington
Piano: Murray Perahia
Conductor: Enrique Batiz
Oboe: Alfred Brendel
Conductor: Norman Del Mar

: Composer of the Week: Vivaldi

With Donald Macleod.
5: Vivaldi's International Reputation.
Though he was centred in Venice, Vivaldi's reputation spread all over Europe through the Dutch publisher Estienne Roger , through his work for a Bohemian count, his friendship with the leader of the Dresden court orchestra and the popularity of the cello sonatas in Paris.
Lute Trio in G minor, RV85 II Giardino Armonico
Violin Concerto in B flat, RV361 Giovanni Guglielmo , I Solisti Italiani
Cello Sonata in B flat, R V4 7 David Watkin , King's Consort, director Robert King Concerto in G minor, RV577(Per
/'orchestra di Dresden) English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
Violin Concerto in B minor, RV391 Simon Standage , Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Estienne Roger
Unknown: Giovanni Guglielmo
Unknown: David Watkin
Violin: Trevor Pinnock
Unknown: Simon Standage
Director: Christopher Hogwood

: Work in Progress

Ronan Bennett. The authortalks of creating a language and an emotional life for his characters that befits the 17th-century setting of his new novel.


Unknown: Ronan Bennett.

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday. Rimsky-Korsakov
Wedding Cortege (The Golden Cockerel) French National Orchestra, conductor
Pierre Monteux 10.10 Prokofiev Ten Pieces from Romeo and Juliet Ekaterina Ervy -Novitskaya (piano) 10.44 Trad Russian
Village Wedding Songs: The Drinker; Drinks Are in the House Pokrovsky Ensemble, conductor Dmitri Pokrovsky 10.50 Hummel Octet-Partita in E flat Wind Soloists of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe 11.04 Stravinsky Les Noces Mildred Allen
(soprano), Soloists, American Concert Choir, Columbia Percussion Ensemble,
Samuel Barber , Aaron Copland , Lukas Foss and Roger Sessions (pianos), conducted by the Composer


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Conductor: Juliet Ekaterina Ervy
Conductor: Dmitri Pokrovsky
Conductor: Hummel Octet-Partita
Soprano: Mildred Allen
Unknown: Samuel Barber
Unknown: Aaron Copland
Unknown: Lukas Foss

: Morning Performance

Impressions from a Country lain Burnside continues his exploration of music by Bohemian composers.
Smetana Vysehrad (Ma Vlast) Czech Philharmonic/Charles Mackerras
Suk Fantasy in G minor, Op 24 Antje
Weithaus (violin), BBCSO/Jiri Belohlavek Dvorak Symphony No 7in D minorBBC
Scottish SO, conductor Nicolae Moldoveanu

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Geraldine McGreevy (soprano),
Christopher Gould (piano)
Purcell If Music Be the Food of Love; What Can We Poor Females Do; The Blessed Virgin's Expostulation
Schubert Aufdem See; An die Laute;
Liebhaber in aller Gestalten; DerZwerg Bridge Speak to My Love; Dweller in My Deathless Dreams
Berkeley Tombeaux
Poulenc La Courte Paille


Soprano: Geraldine McGreevy
Piano: Christopher Gould

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales Leif Ove Andsnes (piano), conductor
Mark Wigglesworth Rossini Overture: William Tell Beethoven Piano Concerto No 5 in Eflat
(Emperor) Brahms Intermezzo in Eflat,
Op 117 No 1 Shostakovich Symphony No 15


Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth Rossini
Unknown: William Tell
Unknown: Brahms Intermezzo

: Music Restored

Lucie Skeaping introduces highlights from a concert given at this year's Utrecht
Festival of Early Music in which the Italian ensemble Concerto Italiano marked the 400th anniversary of the death of one of Italy's foremost madrigal composers, Luca Marenzio. Producer Anthony Sellors


Introduces: Lucie Skeaping
Unknown: Luca Marenzio.
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty talks to Ravi Shankar about the forthcoming publication of his autobiography. Music in the programme includes John Adams 's The Chairman
Dances (from Nixon in China) played by the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra under Edo de Waart and Scriabin's Poem of Ecstasyplayed by the Czech Philharmonic, conductor Leopold Stokowski.


Talks: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Ravi Shankar
Unknown: John Adams
Conductor: Leopold Stokowski.

: Performance on 3

A concert given by the BBC Singers and Symphony Orchestra from the BBC's Maida Vale studios, including a Moravian version of the Lord's Prayer and a suite specially arranged by Andrew Davis.
David Goode (organ), BBC Singers, conductor Stephen Jackson
Janacek Mass for chorus and organ; Otce Nas (Our Father); Varhany (organ solo) (Glagolitic Mass)
8.10 Twenty Minutes: The Melody of Speech. "The melody of any creature's speech contains the deepest truth." Ivan Hewett explores Janacek's fascination with the connections between folk music, speech rhythms and his own compositions in conversation with the Skampa Quartet, the composer and linguist Karel Janovicky and conductor Vilem Tausky, who knew Janacek towards the end of his life. With illustrations from Janacek's own field recordings of Moravian folk songs.
8.30 Janacek, arr Andrew Davis Suite: The Cunning Little Vixen
Alan Opie (baritone), BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis


Organist: David Goode
Singers: BBC Singers
Conductor: Stephen Jackson
Presenter (Twenty Minutes): Ivan Hewett
Interviewees: The Skampa Quartet
Interviewee: Karel Janovicky
Interviewee: Vilem Tausky
Baritone: Alan Opie
Musicians: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Andrew Davis

: Night Waves

In Russia he was beatified, in the West he was damned, but is it possible to reassess the character, thought and achievement of Karl Marx ? Patrick Wright concludes this week's series on the cultural legacy of Marxism with a debate staged before an audience in the newly refurbished Marx Memorial Library in London. Panellists include the writer and broadcaster Francis Wheen, whose new biography of Marx explores the more human side of the iconic figure.


Presenter: Patrick Wright
Panellist: Francis Wheen

: Hear and Now

Sarah Walker introduces selected works from this summer's new music festivals in Europe, including the Gaudeamus Music Week in Amsterdam.


Introduces: Sarah Walker

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain.
Tchaikovsky Overture: 1812
12.20am Teresa Carreno
Little Waltz 12.25 Johann Strauss (son) Overture; Tik-Tak Polka; Czardas (Die Fledermaus)
12.40 Bach Chaconne (Partita in D minor for solo violin, BWV1004) 12.55
Daquin Rondeau ; Le Colin; Maillardl.00 Rameau, realised Gustav Leonhardt Za'is 3.30
Mozart Serenade in C minor for wind octet, K388
3.55Sweellnck Organ Variations: Mein Junges Leben Hatein End
4.00 VeljoTormis Autumn Landscapes
4.10 Bartok Dance Suite
4.35 Strauss Burleske in D minor for piano and orchestra
5.00 Corelli Sonata da Chiesa in E minor, Op 1 No 2 5.05 Philippe de Vitry 0
Canenda Vulgo per Compita; Rex Quem Metrorum; Rex Regum
5.15 Wagner Wesendonck Lieder
5.30 Brahms Violin Sonata No 3 in D minor, Op 108 5.55 Fritz Krelsler Liebesfreud


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Teresa Carreno
Unknown: Johann Strauss
Unknown: Bach Chaconne
Unknown: Daquin Rondeau
Unknown: Gustav Leonhardt
Unknown: Strauss Burleske
Unknown: Wagner Wesendonck Lieder
Unknown: Fritz Krelsler Liebesfreud

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