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: Beethoven

Overture: Coriolan
5.10 Bach Cantata No 35: Geist und Seele Wird Verwirret 5.45 Vaino Rartio Moonlight on Jupiter, Op 24


Unknown: Vaino Rartio Moonlight

: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore.
6.10 Vaughan Williams Silent Noon (The House of Life) Ian Bostridge (tenor), Julius Drake (piano)
6.45 Boccherini Cello Concerto No 6 in D
Anner Bylsma (cello), Concerto Amsterdam, conductor Jaap Schroder
7.00 Medtner Russian Round Dance (A Tale), Op 58 No 1 Dmitri Alexeev and Nikolai Demidenko (pianos)
7.30 Strauss Prelude: Capriccio Raphael Ensemble
8.00 Gluck Che Faro senza Euridice (Orfeo ed Euridice) Andreas Scholl (countertenor), Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, conductor Roger Norrington
8.45 Enescu Romanian Rhapsody No 1 in Monte Carlo Philharmonic, conductor Lawrence Foster


Tenor: Ian Bostridge
Piano: Julius Drake
Cello: Anner Bylsma
Conductor: Jaap Schroder
Unknown: Dmitri Alexeev
Pianos: Nikolai Demidenko
Unknown: Andreas Scholl
Conductor: Roger Norrington
Conductor: Lawrence Foster

: Composer of the Week: Respighi

With Donald Macleod. Throughout his life
Respighi was dedicated to the music of the past, arranging ancient Italian lute and keyboard pieces for the symphony orchestra and using themes from Gregorian chants in his music.
Ancient Airs and Dances: Suite No
Sinfonia 21, conductor Richard Hickox
Vetrate di Chiesa (excerpt) Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Geoffrey Simon
Concerto Gregoriano (excerpt)
Pierre Amoyal (violin), French National Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit
Impressione Brasiliane Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Geoffrey Simon


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Conductor: Vetrate Di Chiesa
Conductor: Geoffrey Simon
Violin: Pierre Amoyal
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Conductor: Geoffrey Simon

: Work in Progress

Helen Dunmore. The poet and novelist talks about a new project, Ice Cream, a collection of short stories.


Unknown: Helen Dunmore.

: Masterworks

With Stephanie Hughes.
Haydn Symphony No 94 in G (Surprise)
Boston SO, conductor Serge Koussevitzky
10.27 Debussy Etudes, Book Maurizio Pollini (piano)
10.46 Loewe Meine Ruh 1st Hin, Op 9 No 2 Edith Mathis (soprano), Cord Garben (piano)
10.49 Schubert, completed Newbould
Symphony No 7 in E Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes.
Conductor: Serge Koussevitzky
Piano: Maurizio Pollini
Piano: Loewe Meine Ruh
Soprano: Edith Mathis
Conductor: Neville Marriner

: Morning Performance

A Week at the Movies
With Tommy Pearson.
2: European Films. Today.the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra under
Barry Wordsworth explore music from some great European films. Including Prokofiev's musicforthefamous Eisenstein epic
Alexander Nevsky , Honegger's music for Napoleon and Shostakovich's score for The Gadfly. Plus Nino Rota 's evocative score for Fellini's La Strada, the haunting harmonica music from Ennio Morricone 's score for Once upon a Time in the West, and two of Maurice Jarre 's most famous scores for David Lean films - Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson.
Unknown: Barry Wordsworth
Unknown: Alexander Nevsky
Unknown: Nino Rota
Unknown: Ennio Morricone
Unknown: Maurice Jarre
Unknown: David Lean

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Petroc Trelawney presents a recital given last year in the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester. Michael Collins (clarinet), Boris Berezovsky (piano)
Schumann Fantasiestucke, Op 73
Weber Grand Duo Concertant, Op 48
Brahms Clarinet Sonata in F minor, Op 120 No 1 (R)


Unknown: Petroc Trelawney
Clarinet: Michael Collins
Piano: Boris Berezovsky

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Bizet L 'Arlesienne: Suites 1 and 2 (excerpts) Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier Duparc Lenore Conductor Tadaaki Otaka Poulenc Gloria Melanie Armistead
(mezzo), Swansea Philharmonic Choir, conductor Graeme Jenkins Milhaud Le Boeufsurle Toit
Saint-Saens Symphony No 3 in C minor (Organ) Jane Watts (organ), conductor Graeme Jenkins


Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Conductor: Duparc Lenore
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Unknown: Melanie Armistead
Conductor: Graeme Jenkins
Unknown: Jane Watts
Conductor: Graeme Jenkins

: Voices

My Kind of Song lain Burnside talks to Germaine Greer about herfavourite songs and singers-a varied choice from the 19th-century German lied via Italian opera to Carly Simon and Nina Simone.


Unknown: Germaine Greer
Unknown: Carly Simon
Unknown: Nina Simone.

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty with arts news, music and guests, including the prize-winning 24-year-old composer Oscar Bettison , whose latest commission, Hour Tree, is premiered at St John's Smith Square on Wednesday. Music includes at 5.45
Mozart's Rondo in D for piano and orchestra, K382 played by Murray Perahia and the English Chamber Orchestra; at 6.05
Matthias's Let the People Praise Thee, 0
Lord sung by Christ Church Cathedral Choir conducted by Stephen Darlington with organist Simon Lawford ; and at 6.45
Poulenc's Flute Sonata played by Jennifer Stintonwith pianist Scott Mitchell.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Oscar Bettison
Played By: Murray Perahia
Sung By: Christ Church
Conducted By: Stephen Darlington
Organist: Simon Lawford
Played By: Jennifer Stintonwith
Pianist: Scott Mitchell.

: Performance on 3

From London's Barbican Hall.
Ittai Shapira (violin), English Chamber
Orchestra, conductor Yuri Bashmet (viola) Schubert Symphony No 5 in B flat
Stamitz Symphonie Concertante in D for violin and viola
8.20 Twenty Minutes: Book of the Month An extended review of one of the month's s most interesting new books. The
16th-century artist Caravaggio was controversial in his day, and his life and work have continued to provoke debate. In M, a new biography that reads more like a thrillerthan traditional art history, Peter Robb presents a story of drink, sex, riots, murder-and great painting.
8.40 Britten Lachrymae (Reflections on a Song of John Dowland)
Mozart Sinfonia Concertante in Eflat, K364


Violin: Ittai Shapira
Conductor: Yuri Bashmet
Unknown: Peter Robb
Unknown: Britten Lachrymae

: Night Waves

With American Beautyaboutto open in Britain, Sam Mendes talks to
Richard Coles about the different challenges of directing for stage and screen. Though at 34 Mendes must be weary of the press headline "wunderkind", he has already been tipped for an Oscar for his first film American Beauty, and Hollywood is at the feet of the British director.
See also Front Row, Thursday 7.15pm on Radio 4


Talks: Sam Mendes
Unknown: Richard Coles

: Late Junction

Fiona Talkington introduces the sounds of Norwegian organ and guitar duo
Knut Reiersrud and Iver Kleive , plus the voice of Lebanese nun Sister Marie Keyrouz.


Introduces: Fiona Talkington
Unknown: Knut Reiersrud
Unknown: Iver Kleive
Unknown: Marie Keyrouz.

: Jazz Notes

Beiderbecke and All That Jazz
With Alyn Shipton. Another chance to hear the first of three programmes this week in tribute to trumpeter Kenny Baker , who died last month and whose band supplied the music for Alan Plater 's jazz reminiscences Beiderbecke and All That Jazz. The band were recorded in the Hull Truck Theatre during the 1999 Hull International Festival. (R)


Unknown: Alyn Shipton.
Unknown: Kenny Baker
Unknown: Alan Plater

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe.
12.05am Wassenaer Concerto No 6 in Eflat
12.20 Mendelssohn Overture: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage
12.30 Franck, arr Rampal Flute Sonata
1.00 Zelenka Six Lamentations for Holy Week 2.00 Faure Nocturne in E flat minor, Op33Nol
2.10 Francaix Bassoon Concerto
2.35 Britten Five Flower Songs


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.

: BBC Schools

3.00 Music for Dance 3.15 Time to Move
3.35 Let's Make a Story 3.50 Drama
Workshop 4.10 Maths Challenge 4.30
Hop, Skip and Jump 4.45 Scottish Gaellic: Clann a' Phroifeasair, Pairt 1

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