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: Morning on 3

With Martin Handley.
Biber Mystery Sonata No 13 in D minor (The Descent of the Holy Ghost) Musica Antiqua Koln
6.35 Grieg Holberg Suite
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Janice Graham
7.15 Alblnoni Trumpet Concerto in C
Wolfgang Basch , North German Radio CO, conductor Hans Reinartz
7.40 Vaughan Williams
Flos Campi Philip Dukes (viola), Northern Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
8.15 Haydn Symphony No 26 in D minor
(Lamentatione) Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood
8.45 Gershwin Cuban Overture Cleveland
Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Chailly


Unknown: Martin Handley.
Unknown: Musica Antiqua Koln
Conductor: Janice Graham
Unknown: Wolfgang Basch
Conductor: Hans Reinartz
Conductor: Vaughan Williams
Viola: Philip Dukes
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Director: Christopher Hogwood
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly

: Composer of the Week: Bach

With Donald Macleod.
2: Instrumental Music and Weimar Bach 's relations with his employer
Duke Wilhelm Ernst deteriorated, and eventually he found himself in prison. Nevertheless, the Weimar years saw the composition of some remarkable works.
Fantasia and Fugue in G minor (The Great) Ton Koopman (organ)
0 Mensch, Bewein Dein Siinde Gross, BWV622 (Orgelbuchlein) Simon Preston (organ)
Solo Violin Sonata in C minor, BWV1005 Gidon Kremer
Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV582 Peter Hurford (organ)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Weimar Bach
Unknown: Duke Wilhelm Ernst
Unknown: Simon Preston
Unknown: Gidon Kremer
Unknown: Peter Hurford

: Work in Progress

The screenwriter and director
Simon Beaufoy starts to cast his new film, The Darkest Light.


Director: Simon Beaufoy

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Harty A Comedy Overture Ulster
Orchestra, conductor Bryden Thomson
10.21 Purcell Now Does the Glorious Day Appear (Ode for Queen Mary's Birthday) Michael Chance (countertenor),
Ian Bostridge (tenor), Stephen Richardson (bass). Westminster Abbey Choir, New
London Consort, conductor Martin Neary
10.45 Reid Andante in Eflat, H64 Miceal O'Rourke (piano)
10.56 Mozart Sinfonia Concertante in Eflat, K364 Albert Sammons (violin), Lionel Tertis (viola), LPO, conductor Hamilton Harty


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Bryden Thomson
Tenor: Ian Bostridge
Tenor: Stephen Richardson
Conductor: Martin Neary
Conductor: Reid Andante
Piano: Miceal O'Rourke
Violin: Albert Sammons
Violin: Lionel Tertis
Conductor: Hamilton Harty

: Morning Performance

Graeme Kay introduces performances from last year's Austrian and German chamber music festivals.
Wolf Goethe Lieder: Anakreons Grab;
Fruhling Ubers Jahr; Der Schafer; Gutmann und
Gutweib Olaf Bar (baritone), Semyon Skigin (piano) Schubert String Quartet in C minor, D 703 Hugo Wolf Quartet
Haydn Symphony No 88 in G (Letter V)
Vienna Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, conductor Claudius Traunfellner
Brahms Lieder arranged for cello:
Sappische Ode, Op 94 No 4; Wie Melodien Zieht Es Mir, Op 105 No 1; Denn Es Gehet dem Menschen Wie dem
Vieh Mischa Maisky (cello), Daria Hovora (piano) Schubert Lieder after Goethe:
Rastlose Liebe , D121 No 2; Schafers Klagelied,
D719 No 3; Geheimes; Ganymed; Erster Verlust , D226; Gesange des Harfners; Wanderers Nachtlied , D768; Der Musensohn, D764
Peter Schreier (tenor), Andras Schiff (piano)


Introduces: Graeme Kay
Baritone: Gutweib Olaf Bar
Baritone: Semyon Skigin
Conductor: Claudius Traunfellner
Conductor: Brahms Lieder
Cello: Vieh Mischa Maisky
Cello: Daria Hovora
Piano: Schubert Lieder
Unknown: Rastlose Liebe
Unknown: Erster Verlust
Unknown: Wanderers Nachtlied
Tenor: Peter Schreier
Tenor: Andras Schiff

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Chris de Souza presents the final concert from the seasonal series given last month in London's historic Temple Church. Today the Choirof Temple Church, with director Stephen Layton and organist
James Vivian , present a mass forthe millennium, including apocalyptic music by Arvo Part , Frank Martin and Jean Langlais.


Unknown: Chris de Souza
Director: Stephen Layton
Organist: James Vivian
Music By: Arvo Part
Music By: Frank Martin
Music By: Jean Langlais.

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Andrew Davis
Bach, orch Elgar Fantasia and Fugue in C minor, BWV537 Bax Tintagel
Elgar Violin Concerto in B minor Ida Haendel Vaughan Williams Symphony No 3 (Pastoral) Patricia Rozario (soprano)


Conductor: Andrew Davis
Soprano: Patricia Rozario

: Viderunt Omnes: Great Britain

To celebrate the new millennium the EBU has commissioned composers around the world to use Viderunt Omnes by the medieval composer Perotin as the basis for a new work. The results can be heard over the next two weeks.

Judith Weir All the Ends of the Earth - BBC Singers, director Stephen Cleobury


Singers: BBC Singers
Director: Stephen Cleobury

: Voices

A recital by Alastair Miles (bass) and Roger Vignoles (piano), presented by Iain Bumside . Schubert L'Incanto degli Occhi; II Traditor Deluso; II Modo di Prender Moglie ;
Gruppe aus dem Tartarus; Memnon; Das Abendbrot ; An die Leier
Wolf Wohl Denk'lch Oft; Alles Endet , Was Entstehet; Fuhlt Meine Seele


Bass: Alastair Miles
Bass: Roger Vignoles
Presented By: Iain Bumside
Unknown: Prender Moglie
Unknown: Das Abendbrot
Unknown: Alles Endet
Unknown: Fuhlt Meine Seele

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty 's guests include violinist Simon Standage. who talks about his career and about the Baroque concerto.
Music includes at 5.00 Mozart's Overture:
Der Schauspieldirektor; at 5.40 Battle on Ice from Prokoflev's Alexander Nevsky performed by the London Symphony
Chorus and Orchestra under Andre Previn ; and at 6.30 Winterfrom Vivaldi 's The Four
Seasons played by Simon Standage.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Violinist: Simon Standage.
Unknown: Alexander Nevsky
Unknown: Andre Previn
Unknown: Winterfrom Vivaldi
Played By: Simon Standage.

: Performance on 3

Live from St Paul 's Cathedral, London,
Stephanie Hughes introduces JohnTavener's work forthe new millennium.
Patricio Rozario (soprano), Michael Chance (countertenor), Martyn Hill (tenor),
Stephen Richardson (bass), BBC Singers, Choir of St Paul's Cathedral, City of London Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
John Tavener Fall and Resurrection (first performance)
This will be shown next Sunday on BBC2


Unknown: St Paul
Introduces: Stephanie Hughes
Soprano: Patricio Rozario
Soprano: Michael Chance
Tenor: Martyn Hill
Bass: Stephen Richardson
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Conductor: John Tavener Fall

: Viderunt Omnes

Frank Agsteribbe Et Nova Sunt Semper Capella Flamenca

: Ayres and Dances

The Parley of Instruments directed by Roy Goodman play excerpts from some of Purcell's theatre music.


Directed By: Roy Goodman

: Night Waves

Richard Coles presents the arts magazine which tonight features a report from Paris on the reopeningofthe Pompidou Centre. Plus a profile of American writer Washington Irving , whose classic tale The Legend of Sleepy
Hollowis retold in Tim Burton 's latest film.


Unknown: Richard Coles
Unknown: Washington Irving
Unknown: Tim Burton

: Late Junction

Verity Sharp presents music from the Middle East and pieces by Reich and Cage.


Unknown: Verity Sharp

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton talks to New York pianist Tommy Flanagan about his career.


Talks: Alyn Shipton
Pianist: Tommy Flanagan

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe. 12.05am Faure
Nocturne No 12 in E minor, Op 10712.10 Melartin Easy Pieces, Op 12112.25
Kajanus Rhapsody No 112.40 Donatoni Bassoon Concerto 1.00 Music from 16th-century Spain 2.35 Britten, arr Bedford
Suite: Death in Venice 3.05 A Gabrieli Aria della Battaglia 3.15 Uszt Hungarian
Rhapsody No 2 in C sharp minor3.30 Kodaly Suite: HaryJanos 3.55 Bach Cantata No 54: Widerstehe Doch derSunde 4.40
Brahms Three Songs for chorus, Op424.50 Brahms Intermezzo in A, Op 118No25.05 Mozart String Quartet in G, K38 7 5.35
Tchaikovsky Voyevoda, Op 78 5.50 Fritz Kreisler Praeludium and Allegro in the Style ofGaetano Pugnani


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.

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