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: Morning on

With Tommy Pearson , including:
Ravel Pavane pour une Infante Défunte Montreal Symphony Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit
6.35 Haydn String Quartet in E flat, Op 76 No 6 Amadeus Quartet
7.05 Beethoven Romance in G, Op 40 Arthur Grumiaux (violin),
New Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Edo de Waart
7.50 Handel Coronation Anthem: Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened, HWV259 Choir of Westminster Abbey, English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock (organ)
8.00 lbert Trois Pièces Breves
Reykjavik Wind Quintet
8.50 Chopin Introduction and Polonaise in C, Op 3
Mstislav Rostropovich (cello), Martha Argerich (piano)


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Violin: Arthur Grumiaux
Conductor: Edo de Waart
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Cello: Mstislav Rostropovich
Piano: Martha Argerich

: Composer of the Week: Debussy

Debussy was not born in propitious circumstances. Atone stage his parents' home was a two-room attic flat in the Pigalle district of Paris, so wealthy benefactresses played a crucial part in his life as a musician. Today Donald Macleod discusses some of the women who were important influences on Debussy's life. Tchaikovsky, arr Debussy Danse Russe DagAchatz and Yukie Nagai (pianos)
Debussy La Mer Montreal Philharmonic, conductor Charles Dutoit
Suite: Children's Comer
Walter Giesking (piano)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Pianos: Yukie Nagai
Conductor: Charles Dutoit

: Work in Progress

Theatre de Complicité
Simon and Gerard McBurney continue working togetherto create a theatrical meditation on the life of Shostakovich.


Unknown: Gerard McBurney

: Masterworks

With Jonathan Swain.
Cherubini Overture: Lodoi'ska
Zurich Chamber Orchestra, conductor Howard Griffiths
10.17 Bach Partita in C minor, BWV826 Ralph Kirkpatrick (harpsichord)
10.38 Berg Three Movements for string orchestra (Lyric Suite)
Salzburg Camerata Academica, director Sandor Vegh
10.55 Walton Coronation Te Deum
Ralph Downes (organ),
Choirs of Salisbury, Winchester and Chichester Cathedrals,
London Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Georg Solti
11.07 Bach Partita in A minor, BWV827 Claudio Arrau (piano)


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Conductor: Howard Griffiths
Conductor: Bach Partita
Harpsichord: Ralph Kirkpatrick
Director: Sandor Vegh
Unknown: Ralph Downes
Conductor: Georg Solti
Conductor: Bach Partita
Piano: Claudio Arrau

: Morning Performance

Five Great Orchestras
With Graeme Kay.
2: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra Bruckner Symphony No 4 in Eflat (Romantic)
Conductor Herbert Blomstedt


Unknown: Graeme Kay.
Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Piano 2000
Petroc Trelawny introduces a recital given last week at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, as part of the festival celebrating the many facets ofthe piano. Kathryn Stott (piano), London Winds Beethoven Quintet in E flat, Op 16 Rimsky-Korsakov Quintet in B flat


Piano: Kathryn Stott

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Boris Berezovsky (piano), conductor VassilySinaisky
Glinka Overture: Ruslan and Lyudmila Tchaikovsky Introduction, Act 2; Waltz
(Eugene Onegin ); Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor
Rimsky-Korsakov The Three Miracles (The Tale of Tsar Saltan)
Rachmaninov Symphony No 2 in E minor Conductor Van Pascal Tortelier


Piano: Boris Berezovsky
Unknown: Lyudmila Tchaikovsky
Piano: Eugene Onegin
Conductor: van Pascal Tortelier

: Voices

Christine Brewer lain Burnside presents a recital given by American soprano Christine Brewer and pianist Roger Vignoles.
Wagner Wesendonk Lieder Joseph Marx Selige Nacht;
Der Bescheidene Schafer; Marienlied; Hat Dich die Liebe Beruhrt
Menotti Canti della Lontananza
Producer Adam Gatehouse (R)


Unknown: Christine Brewer
Soprano: Christine Brewer
Pianist: Roger Vignoles.
Pianist: Wagner Wesendonk Lieder
Pianist: Joseph Marx

: In Tune

With Sean Rafferty. Music in this afternoon's programme includes at 5.00 Dvorak's Carnival Overture played by the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra under Rafael Kubelik ; at 5.15 Handel's Nisi
Dominus, HWV238, performed by Diana Montague (contralto), John Mark Ainsley (tenor) and Simon Birchall (bass) with the Chorus and Orchestra of Westminster
Abbey under Simon Preston ; and at
6.00 Prokofiev's Toccata, Op 11, played by Martha Argerich (piano).


Unknown: Sean Rafferty.
Unknown: Rafael Kubelik
Contralto: Diana Montague
Contralto: John Mark Ainsley
Contralto: Simon Birchall
Unknown: Simon Preston
Played By: Martha Argerich

: Performance on 3

Brave New Worlds
Kirsteen McCue introduces the last of three concerts direct from the Queen's
Hall, Edinburgh, including performances of works written by composers who travelled to the New World.
Pekka Kuusisto (violin), Raija Kerppo (piano)
Beethoven Violin Sonata in A, Op 12 No 2 Brahms Violin Sonata No 3 in D minor, Op 108
8.25 Twenty Minutes: The New Yorker at 75 The first of three selections of readings this week from one of the best-known magazines of the century- The New Yorker -which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this month.
8.45 Debussy Violin Sonata Stravinsky Duo Concertant


Introduces: Kirsteen McCue
Violin: Pekka Kuusisto
Piano: Raija Kerppo

: Night Waves

In tonight's programme Richard Coles discusses David Mamet 's new novel
Wilson - a Consideration of the Sources, a parody of literary forms from psychoanalytical discourse to children's tales.


Unknown: Richard Coles
Unknown: David Mamet

: Late Junction

Late-night listening with Verity Sharp, including Songs for Drella, written by Lou Reed and John Cale in memory of Andy Warhol, thoughts on marriage from Max Lasser and Madala Kunene and thoughts on gambling from Sister OM Terrell.


Unknown: Verity Sharp
Written By: Lou Reed
Written By: John Cale
Unknown: Andy Warhol
Unknown: Max Lasser
Unknown: Madala Kunene

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton introduces the first part of a concert given in the Queen Elizabeth Hall , London, by pianist Kenny Barron , who is joined by Regina Carter (violin).


Introduces: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Queen Elizabeth Hall
Pianist: Kenny Barron
Violin: Regina Carter

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain.
12.05am Biber Scordatura Sonata for two violins and basso continuo
12.20 Cambini Trio, Op 45 No 1
12.30 Uszt Harp Study in D flat
12.40 Crusell Bassoon Concertino in B
1.00 Biber Sonata (Die Bauern Kirchfahrt Genandt);
Battalia Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 6 in B flat, BWV1051
Telemann Trio in A minor
Vivaldi Sonata in D minor, Op 1 No 12 (La Follia)
Telemann Concerto in A minor
Biber Ciacona: Der Nachtwachter
2.15Sweelinck Motet: Vide Homo, Quae pro Te Patior
2.25 Franck Prelude , Fugue and Variations
2.35 Mahler Symphony No 7
3.55 BeiioFolk Songs
4.20 Beethoven Symphony No 7 in A
5.00 Malcolm Forsyth Jubilee Overture
5.10 Nielsen Flute Concerto
5.40 Haydn Mass in B flat, H XXII 7 (Little Organ)


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Battalia Bach Brandenburg
Unknown: Franck Prelude
Unknown: Malcolm Forsyth

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