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: Morning on 3

With Martin Handley.
Rachmaninov Moment Musical in D flat, Op 16 No 5 Andrei Gavrilov (piano)
| 6.05 Dvorak String Quartet No 12 in F.
Op 96 (American) Hagen Quartet
7.05 Bach Cantata No 140: Wachet Auf
Ruth Holten (soprano),
Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor), Stephen Varcoe (baritone), Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque
Soloists, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
7.30 Saint-Saiins Tarantelte, Op 6
Susan Milan (flute), James Campbell
(clarinet), LPO, conductor Geoffrey Simon
8.00 Bernard Herrmann Prelude and Love
Scene (Vertigo) Hollywood Bowl Orchestra,
I conductor John Mauceri
; 8.40 Elgar Wand of Youth Suite No 2
Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, conductor Charles Mackerras


Unknown: Martin Handley.
Piano: Andrei Gavrilov
Soprano: Ruth Holten
Tenor: Anthony Rolfe Johnson
Tenor: Stephen Varcoe
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Flute: James Campbell
Conductor: Geoffrey Simon
Conductor: Bernard Herrmann
Conductor: John Mauceri
Conductor: Charles MacKerras

: Composer of the Week: Luciano Berio

(b 1925) With Donald Macleod and Graham Fawcett. Today's programme explores Berio's fascination with the past, his first majorwork to be performed in public, and the extraordinary Sinfonia. Intermezzo con Fantasia for two pianos (Wasserklavier) Katia and Marielle Labeque (pianos)
Boccherini, arr Berlo Quattro Versioni
Originali del la "Ritirata Notturna di Madrid" LSO, conducted by the Composer
Berio Concertino for solo clarinet, violin, harp, celeste and strings Anthony Pay (clarinet), Nona Liddell (violin), London
Sinfonietta, conducted by the Composer Sinfonia for eight voices and orchestra
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Electric Phoenix, conductor Riccardo Chailly
Producer Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Graham Fawcett.
Pianos: Marielle Labeque
Unknown: Berlo Quattro Versioni
Clarinet: Nona Liddell
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Producer: Andrew Lyle

: Work in Progress

John Bellany. Scottish painter John Bellany talks about his new series of paintings. Producer Hannah Andrassy


Unknown: John Bellany.
Talks: John Bellany
Producer: Hannah Andrassy

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday , featuring
Shostakovich's symphonies Nos 6-10 and performances by Mark Reizen.
Musorgsky Dawn on the Moscow River
(Khovanshchina) Leningrad Philharmonic, conductor Yevgeni Mravinsky
10.12 Glinka Farlaf's Rondo (Ruslan and Lyudmila) Mark Reizen (bass), Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra, conductor Alexander Melik-Pashayev
10.15 Schubert Grande Marche Heroique in A minor, D885 Yaara Taal and Andreas Groethuysen (piano duet)
10.32 Glazunov Interlude in an Old Style, Op 15 No 3 Shostakovich Quartet
10.37 Shostakovich Symphony No 6
Leningrad PO, conductor Yevgeni Mravinsky
11.06 Musorgsky Boris Godunov(Act2, excerpt) Mark Reizen (bass), Nikhander Khanayev (tenor), Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra, conductor Nikolai Golvanov
Producer Nick Morgan


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Mark Reizen.
Unknown: Musorgsky Dawn
Conductor: Yevgeni Mravinsky
Bass: Mark Reizen
Conductor: Alexander Melik-Pashayev
Unknown: Yaara Taal
Piano: Andreas Groethuysen
Conductor: Yevgeni Mravinsky
Bass: Mark Reizen
Bass: Nikhander Khanayev
Conductor: Nikolai Golvanov
Producer: Nick Morgan

: Morning Performance

Music In Time of War
Christopher Cook introduces music that was inspired by or written during a time of war. Today's programme includes music from the First and Second World Wars, and features Radio 3's New Generation Artists.
Debussy Sonata for flute, viola and harp
Emily Beynon (flute), Michael Gieler (viola), Catherine Beynon (harp)
Shostakovich String Quartet No 8 Jerusalem Quartet
Nielsen Symphony No 4 (Inextinguishable) BBC Scottish SO, conductor Osmo Vanska Plus songs by Gurney and Mahler sung by Christopher Maltman (baritone). Producer Adam Gatehouse


Introduces: Christopher Cook
Flute: Emily Beynon
Flute: Michael Gieler
Harp: Catherine Beynon
Baritone: Christopher Maltman
Producer: Adam Gatehouse

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Fiona Talkington introduces a recital from the Wigmore Hall, London, including songs by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov. Elena Prokina (soprano), Semyon Skigin (piano)


Introduces: Fiona Talkington
Soprano: Elena Prokina
Soprano: Semyon Skigin

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Mozart Overture: The Magic Flute Conductor Tadaaki Otaka
Schubert Symphony No 8 in B minor
(Unfinished) Conductor Mark Wigglesworth Mozart Violin Concerto No 5 in A, K219 Olivier Charlier , conductor Tadaaki Otaka Elgar Symphony No 1 in A flat Conductor Tadaaki Otaka


Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth
Conductor: Olivier Charlier
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka

: Opera in Action

Unsung Heroes
The first of six programmes in which
Stephen Johnson rediscovers some great opera performers. 1. Alfredo Kraus
The Spanish tenor Alfredo Kraus , who died earlierthis year, astonished audiences by singing Bellini, Donizetti and Verdi with an unrivalled youthful lyricism even in his seventies. Producer Michael Surcombe


Unknown: Stephen Johnson
Unknown: Alfredo Kraus
Tenor: Alfredo Kraus
Producer: Michael Surcombe

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty considers the work of Spanish composer Francisco Guerrero, one of the great composers of church music, who died 400 years ago today. Music includes at 5.00 the Venusberg music from Wagner's opera Tannhauser; at 5.40 Copland's Clarinet Concerto played by Benny Goodman; at 6.40 Britten's suite on English folk songs A time there was.... played by the CBSO under Simon Rattle; and at 7.05 another chance to hear part of Radio 3's Disc of the Week: Boccherinl played by the King's Consort, conductor Robert King


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Francisco Guerrero
Played By: Benny Goodman
Unknown: Simon Rattle
Conductor: Robert King

: Performance on 3 Let the People Sing

The international choral competition comes this year from Budapest, with contributions from Poland, Finland, Norway, Austria and Denmark. The Cantamus Choir from the UK is directed by Pamela Cook.


Directed By: Pamela Cook.

: Night Waves

Isabel Hilton talks to Arundhati Roy , whose first novel The God of Small Things won the Booker prize in 1997 and became an international bestseller, but her campaign against the Narmada dam project caused controversy in India. And to mark National Architecture Week, the first of five contemporary architects chooses the Best British Building of the Century.


Talks: Isabel Hilton
Unknown: Arundhati Roy

: Late Junction

As the German label ECM celebrates its
30th anniversary Fiona Talkington looks back on the records which helped to break down barriers in contemporary music. Producer Antony Pitts


Unknown: Fiona Talkington
Producer: Antony Pitts

: Jazz Notes

AlynShipton introduces the first of two sets from acclaimed American pianist Lynne Arriale and hertrio, recorded last month at the Pump Room in Cheltenham. She features pieces from her new album, Melody. The line-up includes
Malcolm Creese (bass) and Steve Davis (drums). Producer Terry Carter


Pianist: Lynne Arriale
Bass: Malcolm Creese
Bass: Steve Davis
Producer: Terry Carter

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe. 12.05am Berlioz Overture: King Lear 12.20 Beethoven Symphony No 1 in C 12.50 Ligeti Night; Morning 12.55 Uszt Waldesrauschen
1.00 Lachner Wind Quintet No 2 in E flat Ugeti Six Bagatelles Barber Summer
Music, Op 311.50 Telemann Concerto in D minor for two chalumeaux 2.00 Brahms Chorale Preludes, Op 122 2.35 Debussy, arr Maarten Bon Jeux
3.00-5.00 BBC 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 7-9
5.00 Flotow Overture: DerMarMzu
Richmond 5.05 Wolf Morike Lieder
(excerpts) 5.25 Trad Two Ukranian Songs Bossche The Unknown Autumn
5.30 Stravinsky Dances Concertantes
5.50 Ives The Unanswered Question


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.

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