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: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore, including:
Beethoven Piano Sonata in A flat, OpllOEmilGilels
6.35 Haydn Symphony No 88 in G (Letter V) Chicago SO, conductor Fritz Reiner
7.00 Another chance to hear Mozart's Trio for clarinet, viola and piano, K498
(Kegelstatt) as recommended in CD Review's Building a Library.
7.30 Britten Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge English Chamber Orchestra, conducted by the Composer
8.05 Stravinsky Petrushka (excerpts) Maurizo Pollini (piano)
8.45 Prokofiev The Meeting of the Volga and the Don. Op 130 Philadelphia
Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Muti


Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Unknown: Stravinsky Petrushka
Piano: Maurizo Pollini
Conductor: Riccardo Muti

: Composer of the Week: Dukas

With Donald Macleod.
Prélude Elegiaque
Jean-Frangois Heisser (piano)
Sonnet de Ronsard Jacques Herbillon (baritone), Jeffrey Grice (piano)
Symphony in CBBC Philharmonic, conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
La Plante , au loin, du Faune (Pourle Tombeau de Debussy)
Jean-Frangois Heisser (piano)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Baritone: Jacques Herbillon
Baritone: Jeffrey Grice
Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Conductor: La Plante

: Work in Progress

Siobhan Davies is making a contemporary dance to show off classical dancers as they return to their home at the new Royal Opera House.


Unknown: Siobhan Davies

: Masterworks

With Stephanie Hughes.
Haydn Piano Sonata in C, HXVI 50 Mikhail Pletnev
10.24 Ysaye Sonata in C minor, Op 27 No 4 Michael Rabin (violin)
10.36 Haydn Piano Sonata in D, H XVI 51 Andras Schiff
10.43 Goldmark Rustic Wedding Symphony New York Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Leonard Bernstein


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes.
Unknown: Mikhail Pletnev
Violin: Michael Rabin
Unknown: Andras Schiff
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein

: Morning Performance

Artist In Focus: Barry Douglas
The last of the series in which Humphrey Burton introduces s by pianist Barry Douglas. Today's programme includes performances from Londonderry and from this year's Belfast Festival and features the Camerata
Ireland -the realisation of Douglas's dream of an ensemble bringing together some of the instrumental talents from the whole of Ireland.
Mozart Piano Concerto No 22 in E flat, K482
Ian Wilson/John Buckley What We Can
See of the Sky Has Fallen; A Mirror into Light Camerata Ireland, director Barry Douglas (piano) Liszt Piano Sonata in B minor


Unknown: Barry Douglas
Introduces: Humphrey Burton
Pianist: Barry Douglas.

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Beethoven Quartet Cycle
Stephanie Hughes presents a two-week lunchtime recital series of the complete Beethoven String Quartets. In today's programme, recorded last September at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, two works demonstrate how Beethoven had completed the process of removing the string quartet from the private houses of Vienna to the concert hall.
Vellinger Quartet
Beethoven String Quartet in E minor, Op 59 No 2 (Razumovsky);
Grosse Fuge in B flat, Op 133


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Unknown: Grosse Fuge

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
John Lill (piano), conductors Grant Llewellyn and Tadaaki Otaka
Hoddinott Lanterne des Morts
Strauss Tod und Verklarung
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 5 in Eflat
Hoddinott Symphony No 10


Piano: John Lill
Conductors: Grant Llewellyn
Conductors: Tadaaki Otaka

: Music Restored

Lucie Skeaping introduces songs written for two stars of the Restoration stage - Anne Bracegirdle and Richard Everidge - performed by soprano Evelyn Tubb and bass Simon Grant , together with members of the Consort of Musicke directed by Anthony Rooley. (R)


Introduces: Lucie Skeaping
Unknown: Anne Bracegirdle
Unknown: Richard Everidge
Soprano: Evelyn Tubb
Bass: Simon Grant
Directed By: Anthony Rooley.

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty meets flamboyant conductor Benjamin Zander , who hit the headlines last year when Tony Blair invited him to lecture UK business leaders. Music in the programme includes at 5.45
Albinoni's Concerto for oboe and strings, Op 9 No 5; at 6.05 Kurt Weill Song of the Stockbroker; and at 6.30 Saint-Saens's Piano Concerto No 2 in G minor played by Cecile Licad with the London Philharmonic under Andre Previn.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Conductor: Benjamin Zander
Unknown: Tony Blair
Unknown: Kurt Weill
Played By: Cecile Licad
Unknown: Andre Previn.

: Performance on 3

A concert given by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra last night in Ayr Town Hall at which a new work by the orchestra's affiliate composer James MacMillan received its first performance. Scottish Chamber Orchestra, director Alexander Janiczek (violin)
Stravinsky Concerto in E flat (Dumbarton Oaks) Conductor James MacMillan
James MacMillan Symphony No 2 (first performance) Conducted by the Composer Borodin, arr Rimsky-Korsakov Nocturne (String Quartet No 2 in D)
Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings


Unknown: James MacMillan
Violin: Alexander Janiczek
Conductor: James MacMillan
Conductor: James MacMillan

: Music from the Middle Ages

A selection of music from the Middle Ages, performed by Trinity Baroque, the Forbury Consort and the Holbein Consort.


Unknown: Forbury Consort
Unknown: Holbein Consort.

: Night Waves

Paul Allen and guests discuss Katie Mitchell 's two-part production of The
Oresteia at the National Theatre. This new version of Aeschylus's great tragedy was one ofthe last projects completed by Ted Hughes before his death last year.


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Katie Mitchell
Unknown: Ted Hughes

: Hear and Now

Verity Sharp presents the second of three programmes from the Huddersfield
Contemporary Music Festival, including a massive early work by Steve Martiand , Dividing the Lines, played by the RNCM
Brass Band; and two visiting Dutch groups - the Nieuw Ensemble and the Schoenberg Ensemble - play new Chinese music and works by the reclusive Russian composer Galina Ustvoiskaya.


Unknown: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Steve Martiand
Unknown: Galina Ustvoiskaya.

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe. 12.05am Auber Overture: Marco Spado Slovak RSO , conductor Ondrej Lenard 12.15 Dupre
Organ Concerto in E minor Simon Preston , Adelaide SO , conductor Nicholas Braithwaite
12.40 Paganini Duetto Amoroso for violin and guitar Tomaz Lorenz (violin),
Jerko Novak (guitar) 12.50 Francaix L 'Heure du Berger Festival Ensemble ofthe Festival of the Sound, conductor James Campbell
1.00 Gounod Acts 1-3: Faust Soloists, Slovak Radio Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Ondrej Lenard (Acts 4-5 Friday December 10) 2.50 Carulli Nocturne in CCamerata Tallin 3.10
Pachelbel Aria Quinta Angelika Tomanic
(organ) 3.20 Mendelssohn Symphony No 3 in A minor (Scottish) Norwegian Radio Orchestra, conductor Ari Rasilainen 4.00 Beethoven Six Bagatelles, Op 126lize
Graubina (piano) 4.20 Uuno Klami Violin ConcertoOlavi Palli , Finnish RSO, conductor Okku Kamu 4.50 Diepenbrock Recueillement Robert Holl (bass-baritone), Rudolf Jansen (piano) 5.00 Weber
Bassoon Concerto in F, Op 75
Juhani Tapaninen , Finnish RSO, conductor Jukk-Pekka Saraste
5.15 Rudolf Tobias
Sonatina No 1 in A flat Vardo Rumessen
(piano) 5.40 Bach, orch Schoenberg Prelude and Fugue in E flat, BWV552 Sydney SO , conductor Edo de Waart


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Conductor: Slovak Rso
Conductor: Ondrej Lenard
Unknown: Simon Preston
Conductor: Adelaide So
Conductor: Nicholas Braithwaite
Guitar: Tomaz Lorenz
Violin: Jerko Novak
Conductor: James Campbell
Conductor: Ondrej Lenard
Unknown: Carulli Nocturne
Conductor: Ari Rasilainen
Piano: Olavi Palli
Conductor: Okku Kamu
Bass-Baritone: Robert Holl
Piano: Rudolf Jansen
Unknown: Juhani Tapaninen
Conductor: Jukk-Pekka Saraste
Conductor: Rudolf Tobias
Piano: Vardo Rumessen
Conductor: Sydney So
Conductor: Edo de Waart

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