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: Morning on 3

With Edward Seckerson.
Beethoven Rondo in C, Op 51 No 1 Alfred Brendel (piano)
6.30 Pizzetti Rondo Veneziano
BBC Scottish SO, conductor Osmo Vanska
7.00 Dowland Can She Excuse My Wrongs (Earle of Essex Galliard) Paul O'Dette (lute)
7.30 Adams Harmonielehre , Part III: Meister Eckhardt and Quackie CBSO, conductor Simon Rattle
8.00 Bernstein Some Other Time (On the Town) Members of the original Broadway cast, New York Philharmonic, conducted by the Composer
8.30 Strauss Four Last Songs Renee Fleming (soprano), Houston SO, conductor Christoph Eschenbach


Unknown: Edward Seckerson.
Unknown: Beethoven Rondo
Piano: Alfred Brendel
Piano: Pizzetti Rondo Veneziano
Unknown: Paul O'Dette
Unknown: Adams Harmonielehre
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Soprano: Renee Fleming
Conductor: Christoph Eschenbach

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Smetana Overture: The Bartered Bride
RPO, conductor Rudolf Kempe
9.15 Mozart Fugue in G minor, K401;
Gigue in G, K574 Thomas Trotter (organ)
9.25 Hoist Ballet: The Perfect Fool
RPO, conductor Malcolm Sargent
9.35 Gershwin Three Piano Preludes
Jack Gibbons
9.50 Hummell Octet-Partita in Eflat
Albion Ensemble
10.05 G Gabriell Audite Principes
Monteverdi Choir, Philip Jones Brass
Ensemble, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
10.20 Rosetti Sinfonia in D (La Chasse) Concerto Koln
10.55 Lambert Suite: Merchant Seamen
BBC Concert Orchestra/Barry Wordsworth
11.25 Czerny Divertissement Militaire
Isabel Beyer , Harvey and Guy Dagul (piano six hands)
11.35 Bach Magnificat in E flat
Soloists, Christchurch Cathedral Choir, Oxford, Academy of Ancient Music,
Conductor Simon Preston Producer Sarah Devonald


Conductor: Rudolf Kempe
Unknown: Thomas Trotter
Conductor: Malcolm Sargent
Unknown: Jack Gibbons
Unknown: Hummell Octet-Partita
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Conductor: Rosetti Sinfonia
Unknown: Isabel Beyer
Piano: Guy Dagul
Unknown: Bach Magnificat
Conductor: Simon Preston
Producer: Sarah Devonald

: The Foot of the Cross or the Muzzle of a Gun

By Ian Burton. A centenary portrait of composer Francis Poulenc , drawing on interviews he gave, the reminiscences of friends, his compositions, and imagined scenes with important figures in his life. The portrait explores how, through the tension between his sexuality and Catholic faith, he created some of the wittiest and most profound music of the 20th century. with Oliver Ford Davies. Rebecca Front, Ben Crowe ,
Carolyn Jones , Giles Fagan and Ann Beach.
Director Julian May (R)


Unknown: Ian Burton.
Unknown: Francis Poulenc
Unknown: Oliver Ford Davies.
Unknown: Ben Crowe
Unknown: Carolyn Jones
Unknown: Giles Fagan
Unknown: Ann Beach.
Francis Poulenc: Michael Pennington
Lucian Roubert: Nathaniel Parker

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

A concert by the Tokyo Quartet given earlier this month at London's Queen Elizabeth Hall. Haydn String Quartet in G, Op 77 No 1
Beethoven String Quartet in D, Op 18 No 3 Ravel String Quartet


Unknown: Queen Elizabeth Hall.

: Scores in the Frame

Georges Auric Suite: Passport to Pimlico; Suite: Dead of Night
BBC PO, conductor Rumon Gamba


Conductor: Rumon Gamba

: The BBC Archive

The writer and broadcaster John Julius
Norwich looks back on some memorable performances in the history of the Wigmore Hall. Music includes excerpts from Lotte Lenya 's masterclass on Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier, and John Ireland's Songs Sacred and Profane with Peter Pears (tenor) and the Composer (piano), recorded in 1951. Producer Declan McGovern


Unknown: John Julius
Unknown: Lotte Lenya
Tenor: Peter Pears
Producer: Declan McGovern

: 100 Great Singers

In the final programme of the series Lord Harewood introduces recordings by the dramatic soprano Birgit Nilsson. Producer Martin Cotton


Soprano: Birgit Nilsson.
Producer: Martin Cotton

: Centurions

100: Buster Keaton : The General
Producer Mark Burman


Unknown: Buster Keaton
Producer: Mark Burman

: The Year

In the last programme of the series Anthony Burton and Ivan Hewett are joined by George Benjamin , artistic consultant ofthe Sounding the Centuryfestival, to discuss the series as a whole and to introduce their choice of significant musical premieres from this year. ProducerPhilipTagney


Unknown: Anthony Burton
Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Artistic: George Benjamin

: Sunday Feature: Out of This World

John Theocharis goes on a pilgrimage to the monastic republic of Mount Athos in northern Greece, one of the holiest places in Orthodox Christianity and a world of mystics and icons, of sacred relics and Byzantine chant. Producer Denis Nowlan


Unknown: John Theocharis
Producer: Denis Nowlan

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley meets Don Maguire , US performance artist and erstwhile colleague Of Andy Warhol. Repeated from yesterday 12 noon


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Don Maguire
Unknown: Andy Warhol.

: Sunday Play: Easy Virtue

By Noël Coward. Maria Aitken's adaptation for radio opens Radio 3's Coward Centenary season. Larita is a beautiful woman with a past, who has recently married John Whittaker, the eldest son of an upper-middle-class family. Her arrival among his family provokes a clash with their sense of propriety, but she fends off their attacks with wit and charm until she loses control, and with it, her husband.
See also tomorrow 7.30pm


Director: Maria Aitken
Charles Burleigh: Anton Lesser
Philip Border: Rupert Penry-Jones
Hugh Petworth: Jack Davenport
The girl at the party: Ruth Silliers
Mrs Whittaker: Anna Massey
Marion: Victoria Hamilton
Colonel Whittaker: Michael Elwyn
Hilda: Elisabeth Dermot-Walsh
Furber: Jimmy Gardner
John: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Larita: Lia Williams
Sarah Hurst: Geraldine Alexander

: BBC Symphony Orchestra at HamptonCourt

A concert given at Hampton Court last month by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Singers, conductor
Stephen Cleobury , and also featuring Ann Murray
(soprano) and Michael Davies (solo violin). Elgar Serenade for Strings Tavener Song for Athene
Handel Scherza Infida (Ariodante); Crude Furie degl'Orridi Abissi (Xerxes)
Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending Handel Coronation Anthem: Zadok the Priest, HWV258


Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Soprano: Ann Murray
Soprano: Michael Davies
Unknown: Orridi Abissi
Unknown: Vaughan Williams

: Choirworks

Presented by Paul Guinery.
Saint-Saens Oratorio de Noel, Op 12
(excerpts) Dresden Boys' Choir, Dresden Philharmonie, conductor Martin Fleming Humperdinck Das Gluck von Edenhall BBC Singers, BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Nicholas Kok
Stanford Te Deum in B flat, Op 66 Carys Lane (soprano), Susan Bickley (mezzo), James Gilchrist (tenor), Michael George (bass), Leeds Philharmonic Chorus, BBC
Philharmonic, conductor Harry Christophers


Presented By: Paul Guinery.
Conductor: Martin Fleming
Conductor: Humperdinck Das Gluck
Conductor: Nicholas Kok
Conductor: Stanford Te Deum
Soprano: Susan Bickley
Tenor: James Gilchrist
Tenor: Michael George
Conductor: Harry Christophers

: Brodsky Quartet

Shostakovich String Quartet No 11, Op 122 Mozart String Quartet in B flat, K 458
Schubert String Quartet in A minor, D804 (R)

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe. 1.00 Early music. 1.50
Buxtehude Magnificat Noni Toni , BuxWV204b; 205 1.55 Schubert Fantasy in Fminor, D940
2.15 Mahler Symphony No 33.55 James Australian Christmas Carols, Set 24.05
Gershwin, arr Grainger Love Walked In 4.15 Tchaikovsky Suite: The Sleeping Beauty
4.35 Telemann Missa Brevis 4.50 Rossini
Largo al Factotum (The Barber of Seville)5.05 Kuula Sofrcw5JX) James Australian Christmas
Carols, Set 15.15 Bornelh No Pose Sofrir C'A la Dolor: Reis Glorios , Verais Luas e Clartatz 5.30 Chopin Andante Spianato and Grand Polonaise Brillante , Op 22 5.45 James Australian Christmas Carols, Set 3


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Noni Toni
Unknown: Reis Glorios
Unknown: Verais Luas
Unknown: Grand Polonaise Brillante

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