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: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore.
Mozart Piano Quartet in Eflat, K493 Domus
6.30 Byrd Domine , Non Sum Dignus Pro CantioneAntiqua
7.00 Copland Appalachian Spring Detroit SO, conductor Antal Dorati
7.40 Berkeley Serenade for Strings, Op 12 Academy of St Martin in the Reids, director Kenneth Sillito
8.00 MacCunn Land of the Mountain and the Rood Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, conductor Grant Llewellyn
8.25 Billings Praise the Lord of Heaven
His Majesties Clerks, conductor Paul Hillier


Unknown: Byrd Domine
Conductor: Antal Dorati
Unknown: St Martin
Director: Kenneth Sillito
Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
Conductor: Paul Hillier

: Composer of the Week: Johann Strauss (son)

With Donald Macleod. Strauss used the dedications of his pieces to curry favour with royalty, as thank you gestures to friends and as memorable publicity devices. Warsaw Polka, Op 84
Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Oliver Dohnanyi
Acceleration Polka, Op 234 Vienna PO, conductor Carlos Kleiber
Emperor Franz Joseph I Rettungs-Jubel Marsch , Op 126 Slovak State PO, conductor Alfred Walter
Myrthen-Kranze, Op 154 Slovak State PO, conductor Oliver Dohnanyi
Scherzo Polka: Ligourianer Seufzer , Op 5 7 Slovak State PO, conductor Alfred Walter Waltz: Vienna Bonbons, Op 307 Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Zubin Mehta
Fruhlingsstimmen (Voices of Spring) Piers Lane (piano)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Oliver Dohnanyi
Conductor: Carlos Kleiber
Unknown: Franz Joseph
Unknown: Rettungs-Jubel Marsch
Conductor: Alfred Walter
Conductor: Oliver Dohnanyi
Unknown: Ligourianer Seufzer
Conductor: Alfred Walter
Conductor: Zubin Mehta

: Work in Progress

Caryl Phillips traces the progress of his screenplay based on VS Naipaul's The Mystic Masseur, now in the stages of production with Merchant Ivory.


Unknown: Caryl Phillips

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Rossini Overture: The Thieving Magpie Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Guido Cantelli
10.16 Eigar Gavotte ; Virelai; Bizarreries Marat Bisengaliev (violin), Benjamin Frith (piano)
10.27 Bernstein Divertimento for
Orchestra City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paavo Jarvi
10.44 Elgar Etudes characteristiques, Op 24 Marat Bisengaliev(violin)
10.59 Mendelssohn Symphony No 4 in A (Italian) Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Guido Cantelli


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Guido Cantelli
Conductor: Eigar Gavotte
Violin: Bizarreries Marat Bisengaliev
Piano: Benjamin Frith
Piano: Bernstein Divertimento
Conductor: Paavo Jarvi
Conductor: Elgar Etudes
Conductor: Guido Cantelli

: Morning Performance

Bath Mozart Festival
Graeme Kay talks to the Gramophone Award-winning Florestan Trio who play Mozart's Piano Trio in E, K542, and Dvorak's Trio in F minor, Op 65, and Peter King piays the new Klais organ in Bath Abbey - a rare chance to hear Mozart's famed skills in extemporisation in the "Strahov" Improvisation.


Talks: Graeme Kay
Talks: Peter King

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Lewei Qin (cello),
Gretel Dowdeswell (piano)
Bach Suite No 5 in C minor, BWV1011 Tchaikovsky Pezzo Capriccioso , Op 62
Shostakovich Sonata in D minor, Op 40(R)


Cello: Lewei Qin
Piano: Gretel Dowdeswell
Unknown: Tchaikovsky Pezzo Capriccioso

: The BBC Orchestras BBC Philharmonic

Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
Britten Violin Concerto
Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin), conductor Richard Hickox
Vaughan Williams A Sea Symphony (Symphony No 1)
Rosa Mannion (soprano),
Alan Opie (baritone), Chester Festival Chorus, conductor Rumon Gamba


Conductor: Thomas Tallis
Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Violin: Peter Zimmermann
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Conductor: Vaughan Williams
Soprano: Rosa Mannion
Baritone: Alan Opie
Conductor: Rumon Gamba

: The Piano

The International Foundation. On the shores of Lake Como in Italy, the International Foundation was set up to provide time for talented young performers to study with some of the great pianists of today. Piers Lane focuses on some of the beneficiaries of the Foundation, including PiotrAnderszewski, Frangois-Frederic Guy and Alexander Melnikov. The programme includes Schumann's Waldszenen performed by Melnikov. Producer Chris Wines


Unknown: Frangois-Frederic Guy
Unknown: Alexander Melnikov.

: In Tune

With Sean Rafferty. Music includes at
5.05 Milhaud's Suite: Scaramouche played by Lyubov Bruk and Mark Taimanov (pianos); at 5.40 Hoist's Oriental Suite: Beni Mora performed by the London
Philharmonic under Adrian Boult ; and at
6.35 Brahms's Violin Sonata No 2 in A, Op 100, played by Itzhak Perlman and Daniel Barenboim (piano).


Unknown: Sean Rafferty.
Played By: Lyubov Bruk
Played By: Mark Taimanov
Unknown: Beni Mora
Unknown: Adrian Boult
Played By: Itzhak Perlman
Played By: Daniel Barenboim

: Performance on 3

A performance of Benjamin Britten 's operatic swansong Death in Venice. Based on Thomas Mann 's novella, its central character, himself a novelist, leaves
Munich for Venice in search of inspiration, which he finds in the form of a young boy, on whom he gazes from a distance.
Britten's heart condition became very serious while he was composing this piece and he realised it would probably be his final major work. He lived long enough to see Peter Pears sing the role of Aschenbach in the first London performance atCovent Garden in 1973. Michael Chance (countertenor), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor), Alan Opie (baritone). BBC Philharmonic, conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
8.55 Twenty Minutes: From within These Walls Rachel Whiteread is famous for her plaster and resin casts of the interior of domestic objects. In Ghost she cast complete room and, in her most famous work, House, she cast an entire Victorian house near her east London studio. She shows Tim Marlow around her large canal-side warehouse, full of found objects, plans, photos and works in progress. (R)
9.15 Act 2


Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: Thomas Mann
Unknown: Peter Pears
Tenor: Anthony Rolfe Johnson
Baritone: Alan Opie
Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Unknown: Rachel Whiteread
Unknown: Tim Marlow

: Late Junction

Verity Sharp introduces piano music by Canadian composer Unda Catlin Smith ,
Arvo Part's Summafor string quartet and the reflective guitar of Bill Frisell.


Introduces: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Unda Catlin Smith
Unknown: Bill Frisell.

: Jazz Notes

Caribbean Week
Alyn Shipton introduces the second of two sets given by Monty Alexander at the 1997 Cheltenham International Jazz Festinal .


Introduces: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Monty Alexander

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe.
12.05am Griinfeld Soirées de Vienne for piano, Op 5612.10 Abel Symphony in C. Op 10 No 412.20 Clerambault Pirame et
Tisbe 12.35 Beethoven Rondo in C, Op57 No 212.45 Hendrik Andriessen Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Kuhnau
1.00 Beethoven Piano Concerto No 5 in E flat (Emperor) Schubert Symphony No 9 in C (Great) 2.25 Willy Burkhard Suite en
Miniature, Op 71 No 22.35 Milhaud Three Psalms of David, Op 339 2.45 Henri
Sauguet La Nuit 2.55 Johannes Verhuist 't Meeuwennest, Op 16 No 1
3.00 5.00 Schools
3.00 Music Workshop 3.20 Let's Move!
3.40 Words Alive 3.55 First Steps in Drama
4.10 Listen and Write 4.30 Alphabet Time
4.40 Higher Grade Modern Studies
5.00 Schubert Overture in D, D556 5.05
Tippett Dance, Clarion Air David Sawyer
Song Vaughan Williams The Lover's Ghost (Five English Folk Songs) 5.30 Schumann Five Poems of Queen Mary Stuart , Op 135
5.50 Daniel Bacheler Mounsiers Almain


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Beethoven Rondo
Unknown: Hendrik Andriessen
Unknown: Willy Burkhard Suite
Unknown: Johannes Verhuist
Unknown: David Sawyer
Song: Vaughan Williams
Unknown: Queen Mary Stuart

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