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: Morning on 3

Penny Gore.
Debussy Reflets dans I'Eau (Images Book 1) Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (piano)
6.40 Schumann Violin Sonata in A minor, Op 105 Gidon Kremer , Martha Argerich (piano)
7.00 Beethoven Piano Sonata in G, Op 49 No 2 Richard Goode (piano)
7.40 Tippett Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli BBC Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis
8.00 Saint-Saëns Tarantelle, Op6 6 William Bennett (flute), James Campbell (clarinet), Clifford Benson (piano)
8.45 Walton, arr Palmer As You Like It
Catherine Bott (soprano), Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Neville Marinner


Piano: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli
Unknown: Gidon Kremer
Piano: Martha Argerich
Piano: Richard Goode
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Flute: William Bennett
Flute: James Campbell
Piano: Clifford Benson
Soprano: Catherine Bott
Unknown: St Martin

: Composer of the Week: Maurice Ravel

(1875-1937) Donald Macleod begins his survey of the life and works of Maurice Ravel in the south of France, where Ravel was born to a Basque mother and Swiss father. He traces Ravel's early life and his friendship with the Spanish pianist Ricardo Vines , who gave the first performances of much of Ravel's piano music.
Jeux d'Eau Pascal Roge (piano)
Menuet Antique Robert Casadesus (piano) Suite: Ma Mère /'Oye Katia and Marielle Labeque (pianos)
Gaspardde la Nuit Martha Argerich (piano) Producer Lyndon Jones


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Maurice Ravel
Pianist: Ricardo Vines
Piano: Pascal Roge
Piano: Robert Casadesus
Pianos: Marielle Labeque
Piano: Nuit Martha Argerich
Producer: Lyndon Jones

: Work in Progress

Jeanette Winterson , the author of Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, talks about the progress of her new book and about her life during its writing. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Jeanette Winterson
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday, beginning a cycle of Schubert symphonies and featuring performances by Josef Suk.
Stravinsky Circus Polka CBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the Composer
10.09 Mozart Violin Concerto No 4 in D, K218 Josef Suk , Prague Chamber
Orchestra, conductor Libor Hlavacek
10.35 Brahms Nanie , Op 82 San Francisco Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Herbert Blomstedt
10.48 Foerster Ballad
Josef Suk (violin), Josef Hala (piano)
10.57 Schubert Symphony No 1 in D Cologne RSO, conductor Gunter Wand Producer Tony Cheevers


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Josef Suk.
Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt
Conductor: Foerster Ballad
Violin: Josef Suk
Violin: Josef Hala
Conductor: Gunter Wand
Producer: Tony Cheevers

: Morning Performance

Towards Kurt Welll
As part of the preparations for Radio 3's celebration next weekend of the centenary of Kurt Weill , Christopher Cook sets Weill's music - up to the time he fled
Germany- in the context of other European and American music of the 1920s.
1: Looking West
Busoni Nocturne Symphonique, Op 43 BBCSO, conductor Oliver Knussen Milhaud LeCarnavald'Aix
Stephen Coombs (piano), BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor John Carewe Poulenc Cinq Poemes de Ronsard
Lisa Milne (soprano), lain Burnside (piano) Philipp Jarnach Romancero No 2, Op 19 (Morgenklangspiel) BBC National
Orchestra of Wales, conductor John Carewe Poulenc Two Novelettes Viv McLean (piano) Honegger Pacific 231 BBC National
Orchestra of Wales, conductor John Carewe Krenek Die Jahreszeiten
BBC Singers, conductor Nicholas Kok
Berg Der Wein Susan Bullock (soprano), BBCSO, conductor Israel Yinon Producer Piers Burton-Page
Brian Kay on Kurt Weill : page 49


Unknown: Kurt Welll
Unknown: Kurt Weill
Unknown: Christopher Cook
Conductor: Oliver Knussen
Piano: Stephen Coombs
Conductor: John Carewe
Soprano: Lisa Milne
Piano: Philipp Jarnach Romancero
Conductor: John Carewe
Conductor: John Carewe
Conductor: Nicholas Kok
Producer: Piers Burton-Page
Producer: Brian Kay
Unknown: Kurt Weill

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

A recital of music for string quartet given in the Wigmore Hall, London. Jerusalem Quartet
Mozart String Quartet in B flat, K589
, Tchalkovsky String Quartet NolinD, Op 11

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales conductor Grant Llewellyn Pwyll Ap Sion Gwales
Tchaikovsky Fantasy Overture: Romeo and Juliet
Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini John Lill (piano),
Brahms Symphony No 1 in C minor Conductor George Hurst


Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
Piano: Paganini John Lill
Conductor: George Hurst

: Viderunt Omnes: 6: Denmark

Jens Winther Millennium Music
Danish Radio Jazz Orchestra, conducted by the Composer

: Opera in Action

Literary critic Peggy Reynolds explores themes that run through some well-known operas. Today she looks at letter scenes. Producer Chris Marshall


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds
Producer: Chris Marshall

: In Tune

With Sean Rafferty. Music includes at 5.00 Schubert's Impromptu in E flat. D899 No 2, played by pianist Maria Joao Pires ; at 5.35 Resplghi's Pines of Rome played by the Montreal SO under Charles Dutoit ; and at j
6.35 Weber's Bassoon Concerto in played by Klaus Thunemann with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields under Neville Marriner.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty.
Pianist: Maria Joao Pires
Unknown: Charles Dutoit
Played By: Klaus Thunemann
Unknown: Neville Marriner.

: Performance on 3

The Jeunesses Musicales World
Orchestra, the most truly international of youth orchestras with members from 40 countries, perform Mahler's Resurrection symphony in a concert given in the famous Philharmonie in Berlin. Anna Korondi
(soprano), Daphne Evangelatos
(contralto), Jeunesses Musicales World Orchestra, conductor Yakov Kreizberg Mahler Symphony No 2 (Resurrection)


Soprano: Daphne Evangelatos
Conductor: Yakov Kreizberg

: Twenty Minutes: Ruskin

Poet Clive Wilmer selects excerpts from John Ruskin 's earlywriting on art and architecture, including The Stones of Venice and his autobiography, Praeterita.


Unknown: Clive Wilmer
Unknown: John Ruskin

: Brahms

Cello Sonata in F. Op 99
Kate Gould , Viv McLean (piano) (R)


Unknown: Kate Gould
Piano: Viv McLean

: Night Waves

Isabel Hilton and guests discuss Benny i Morris's new history, Righteous Victims, in which he attempts to unravel the confusion of the Arab-Zionist conflict. Plus a review of Spike Lee 's latest film Summerof Sam.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton
Unknown: Spike Lee
Unknown: Summerof Sam.

: Late Junction

Fiona Talkington looks ahead to Glasgow's Celtic Connections festival and introduces music from fiddle star Natalie MacMaster. Plus some haunting sounds from Albania. Producer Lindsay Kemp


Unknown: Fiona Talkington
Unknown: Natalie MacMaster.
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: Jazz Notes

Jimmy, Percy and Albert Heath play together in concert at Ronnie Scott 's for the first time in nearly 20 years.
Alyn Shipton talks to them about the event and about their careers. Jimmy Heath
(saxophone), Percy Heath (double bass), Albert Heath (drums), Jebadiah Haynes -Patton (piano). Producer Terry Carter


Unknown: Albert Heath
Unknown: Ronnie Scott
Talks: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Jimmy Heath
Unknown: Percy Heath
Bass: Albert Heath
Unknown: Jebadiah Haynes
Producer: Terry Carter

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe. 12.05am Debussy La
Plus que Lente 12.10 Francaix Serenade
12.20 Tournier Harp Sonatine 12.40
Wagner Siegfried Idyll 1.00 Prokofiev Cello Sonata Ysaye Solo Cello Sonata Chopin
Cello Sonata in G minor, Op 65 Ravel Pièce en Forme de Habanera Popper Serenade
2.05 Bellini, arr Anon Oboe Concerto in Eflat2.15 Mozart Sonata in G. K283 (arr Grieg for two pianos) 2.30
Respighi Rossiniana 2.55 Bach Trio Sonata in D minor, BWV5273.10 JC Bach Cantata:
Meine Freundin , Du Bist Schon 3.30 Debussy Etudes. Book 23.55 Hannikainen Air
4.10 Brahms Symphony No 1 in C minor
5.05 Mozart Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, K525
5.25Sandstrom April and Silence 5.40 Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio Espagnol


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Pianos: Respighi Rossiniana
Unknown: Meine Freundin

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