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: Byrd

Pavan: TheEarlofSalisbury5.05Purce»
Funeral Music for Queen Mary 5.15 Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
5.25 Chopin Scherzo No 3 in C sharp minor, Op 39 5.35 Tchaikovsky The Tempest, Op 18


Unknown: Thomas Tallis

: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore.

Dvorak Cypresses Hagen Quartet

6.30 Weber Bassoon Concerto in F - Valeri Popov, Russian State Symphony Orchestra, conductor Valeri Polyansky

7.05 CPE Bach Keyboard Sonata in A - Francois Chaplin

7.35 Britten Serenade for tenor, horn and strings - Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor), Michael Thompson (horn), Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conductor Bryden Thomson

8.15 Liszt Orpheus - Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Giuseppe Sinopoli

8.40 Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio Espagnol - LPO, conductor Mariss Jansons


Unknown: Valeri Popov
Conductor: Valeri Polyansky
Tenor: Anthony Rolfe Johnson
Horn: Michael Thompson
Conductor: Bryden Thomson
Conductor: Giuseppe Sinopoli
Conductor: Mariss Jansons

: Composer of the Week: Palestrina

Today Donald Macleod explores
Palestrina's relationship with the Popes, his work with the Papal Choir and the composition of his mostfamous masterpiece, the Missa Papae Marcelti. Victimae Paschali Choir of New College, Oxford, conductor Edward Higginbottom Vexilla Regis Prodeunt Lugano Chamber Society, conductor Edwin Loehrer
Missa Papae Marcelli Oxford Camerata, conductor Jeremy Summerly


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Conductor: Edwin Loehrer
Conductor: Missa Papae Marcelli
Conductor: Jeremy Summerly

: Work in Progress

The actress and director Janet Suzman prepares for a new production of The Cherry Orchard.


Director: Janet Suzman

: Masterworks

With Stephanie Hughes.
Bizet Overture in A Toulouse Capitole Orchestra, conductor Michel Plasson
10.19 Puccini Viene la Sera (Madama Butterfly) Fritz Wunderlich (tenor), Pilar Lorengar (soprano), Sieglinde Wagner (mezzo), Berlin Symphony Orchestra, conductor Berislav Klobucar
10.35 Moeran Fantasy Quartet Nicholas Daniel (oboe),
Members of the Vanbrugh Quartet .
10.50 Beethoven Piano Concerto No 3 in C minor Mitsuko Uchida ,
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Kurt Sanderling


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes.
Conductor: Michel Plasson
Tenor: Fritz Wunderlich
Tenor: Pilar Lorengar
Conductor: Berislav Klobucar
Oboe: Nicholas Daniel
Unknown: Mitsuko Uchida
Conductor: Kurt Sanderling

: Morning Performance

Artist in Focus: Imogen Cooper
Pianist Imogen Cooper talks to Humphrey Burton about her interest in 20th-century music and about avoiding being labelled. Schoenberg Kleine Klavierstucke , Op 19 Mozart Quintet in E flat for piano, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon, K452 With the HaffnerWind Ensemble
Janacek Piano Sonata 1.X.1905
Schubert Schwanengesang (excerpt) With Wolfgang Holzmair (baritone) Schubert Piano Sonata in G, D894


Pianist: Imogen Cooper
Pianist: Imogen Cooper
Unknown: Humphrey Burton
Unknown: Schoenberg Kleine Klavierstucke
Baritone: Wolfgang Holzmair

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

A recital given by one of the world's foremost lutenists in Glasgow's Royal Scottish Academy last October in commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the deaths of Bach and Weiss.
Nigel North (Baroque lute)
Johann Gottfried Conradi Suite in C
Jan Antoin Losy (Graf von Usenthal) Pieces in F
SL Weiss
TombeausurlaMortdeMComte de Logy
Bach, transcr North Suite in A minor (arr from Cello Suite, BWV1008)


Unknown: Johann Gottfried Conradi
Unknown: Jan Antoin Losy
Unknown: Sl Weiss

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Haydn Symphony No 103 in E flat (Drumroll) Uszt Piano Concerto No 1 in E flat
Kathryn Stott , conductor Jiri Belohlavek Bruckner Symphony No 2 in C minor Conductor Gennadi Rozhdestvensky


Conductor: Kathryn Stott
Conductor: Jiri Belohlavek

: Choral Evensong

From St Paul's Cathedral. Introit: Never
Weather-Beaten Said (Campion).
Responses (Spicer). Psalms 87,88
(Battishill, Flintoft). First Lesson: Ezekiel
28 wl-10. Canticles- Wood in F
(Collegium Regale). Second Lesson:
Matthew 26, wl4-29. Anthem: 0 Sing unto the Lord a New Song (
Julian Anderson ) (first broadcast performance). Hymn: We Sing of God (Magdalen College). Organ Voluntary: Theme and Variations
(Andriessen). Director of music John Scott. Sub-organist Huw Williams.


Song: Julian Anderson
Music: John Scott.
Unknown: Huw Williams.

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty 's guests include conductor Harry Christophers , who is about to lead the Sixteen on a choral pilgrimage around the country. Music includes at 5.00
Caccini's Ave Maria performed by Inessa Galante (soprano) and London Musici; at
5.35Strauss's Duett-Concertino played by Robert Plane (clarinet), Stephen Reay
(bassoon) and the Northern Sinfonia under Richard Hickox; and at 6.40 Haydn's Piano Sonata in C sharp minor, HXVI36, played byLeifOveAndsnes.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Conductor: Harry Christophers
Soprano: Inessa Galante
Played By: Robert Plane

: Performance on 3

Chris de Souza introduces a concert direct from Symphony Hall, Birmingham. Anu Komsi (soprano), City of Birmingham
Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Sakari Oramo
Stravinsky Divertimento (The Fairy's Kiss) Debussy, orch Oramo Chansons de Jeunesse
8.20 Twenty Minutes: George Orwell George Orwell died 50 years ago this week, but his reputation as a writer continues undiminished. In the first of three programmes Bernard Crick , professor of politics and biographer of Orwell, selects readings from his work.
8.40 Lutoslawski Chantefleurs et
Debussy Nocturnes


Introduces: Chris de Souza
Soprano: Birmingham. Anu Komsi
Conductor: Sakari Oramo
Conductor: Stravinsky Divertimento
Unknown: George Orwell
Unknown: George Orwell
Unknown: Bernard Crick

: Night Waves

It is traditionally said that the British have little time for intellectuals and use the term as an insult, while continental cultures treasure them. But how far does that opinion remain true? Sarah Dunant explores contemporary attitudes to the public role of writers and academics.


Unknown: Sarah Dunant

: Late Junction

Verity Sharp introduces a colourful selection of late-night listening, including Keith Jarrett playing Somewhere over the Rainbow, plus tracks from Eberhard Weber's album The Colours of Chloe.


Presenter: Verity Sharp

: Jazz Notes

Master percussionist Ed Thigpen is the son of legendary big band drummer
Ben Thigpen. He talks to Alyn Shipton about his distinguished career injazz, including his many years in the Oscar Peterson Trio , and about his work as a teacher and composer since settling in Denmark in the 1970s.


Unknown: Ed Thigpen
Unknown: Ben Thigpen.
Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Oscar Peterson Trio

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain.
12.05am Kodaly Viennese Clock ;
Entrance of the Emperor and His Courtiers (HaryJanos) 12.10
Pierre-Gabriel Buffardin Concerto in E minor 12.20
Jamefelt Korsholma 12.45 Uszt St Francis ofAssisi Preaching to the Birds (Legend No 1) 1.00 Verdi Requiem 2.20 CPE Bach
Flute Sonata in G. Wql33 2.30 Hindemrth Symphony: Mathis derMaler


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Kodaly Viennese Clock
Unknown: Pierre-Gabriel Buffardin
Unknown: Jamefelt Korsholma
Unknown: Uszt St Francis

: BBC Schools

3.00 Time and Tune 3.20 Together: an Assembly for Schools 3.40 Dance Workshop4.00 SingingTogether
Celebrate! 4.20 Scottish Resources
10-12 4.40 Talking Points

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