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: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore.
FInzl Romance, Op 25 Guildhall String Ensemble, director Robert Salter
6.35 Faure Trio in D minor, Op 120 Golub Kaplan CarrTrio
7.00 Mozart Bassoon Concerto in B flat, K191 Danny Boyd , Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood
7.30 Beethoven Piano Sonata No 26 in E flat, Op 81a (les Adieux) William Kempff
8.00 Locatelli Introduttione Teatrali in D, Op 4 No 1 Raglan Baroque Players, director Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin)
8.20 Ravel Piano Concerto in G
Krystian Zimerman , London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Pierre Boulez

Contributors

Director: Robert Salter
Director: Faure Trio
Unknown: Golub Kaplan Carrtrio
Unknown: Danny Boyd
Director: Christopher Hogwood
Unknown: William Kempff
Unknown: Locatelli Introduttione Teatrali
Violin: Elizabeth Wallfisch
Unknown: Krystian Zimerman
Conductor: Pierre Boulez

: Composer of the Week: Gerald Finzi

(1901-56) This week Donald Macleod explores Gerald Finzi 's life and music, with contributions from Stephen Bayfield , author of a recent pioneering biography of the composer.
1: The Early Sun?
As I Lay in the Early Sun, Op 13 No 3 Ian Partridge (tenor), Clifford Benson (piano) I Said to Love (Op 19b) Stephen Varcoe (baritone), Clifford Benson (piano)
Grand Fantasia and Toccata, Op 38 Peter Katin (piano), New Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley
My Spirit Sang All Day (Op 17)
I Choir of Queen's College, Cambridge, 1 conductor Rupert Jordan
Dies Natalis Wilfred Brown (tenor), ECO, conducted by Christopher Finzi
In Years Defaced (Op 19a) Martyn Hill (tenor), Clifford Benson (piano) Producer David Gallagher

Contributors

Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Gerald Finzi
Unknown: Stephen Bayfield
Tenor: Ian Partridge
Tenor: Clifford Benson
Baritone: Stephen Varcoe
Baritone: Clifford Benson
Piano: Peter Katin
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Conductor: Rupert Jordan
Tenor: Natalis Wilfred Brown
Conducted By: Christopher Finzi
Tenor: Martyn Hill
Tenor: Clifford Benson
Producer: David Gallagher

: Work in Progress

The poet Simon Armitage talks about his project teaching poetry and creative writing to graduate students at an American university in Iowa City. Producer Anne Bristow

Contributors

Talks: Simon Armitage
Producer: Anne Bristow

: Masterworks

With Jonathan Swain. This week featuring string quartets and quintets by Mendelssohn, plus recordings conducted by Dimitri Mitropoulos.
Mozart Overture: Idomeneo English Baroque Soloists, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
10.11 Mendelssohn String Quartet in E flat (1823) Bartholdy Quartet
10.36 Fanny Mendelssohn Die Fruhen Graber, Op 9 No 4: Fruhling, Op 7 No 3
Susan Gritton (soprano), Eugene Asti (piano)
10.42 Rachmaninov Symphony No 2 in E minor Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, conductor Dimitri Mitropoulos Producer Nick Morgan

Contributors

Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Conducted By: Dimitri Mitropoulos.
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Soprano: Susan Gritton
Soprano: Eugene Asti
Conductor: Dimitri Mitropoulos
Producer: Nick Morgan

: Morning Performance

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
A five-part survey of the past and present of one of America's s greatest orchestras in performance with some of its regular conductors. Presented by Geoffrey Smith. 1: A Little Bit of History
Mozart Overture: Don Giovanni
Conductor Fritz Reiner
Stravinsky The Fairy's Kiss Conductor Fritz Reiner
Mozart Symphony No 25 in G minor, K183 Conductor Georg Solti
Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms
With the Chicago Symphony Chorus, conductor Georg Solti
Elliott Carter Allegro Scorrevole Conductor Daniel Barenboim
Producer Piers Burton-Page

Contributors

Presented By: Geoffrey Smith.
Conductor: Don Giovanni
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Conductor: Georg Solti
Conductor: Stravinsky Symphony
Conductor: Georg Solti
Conductor: Daniel Barenboim

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Fiona Talkington introduces this week's recital from the Wigmore Hall, London. Thomas Quasthoff (baritone), Justus Zeyen (piano)
Brahms Nine Lieder, Op 32
Liszt Three Petrarch Sonnets; Die Loreley; Es Muss ein Wunderbares Sein Repeated Saturday 1pm

Contributors

Introduces: Fiona Talkington
Piano: Justus Zeyen

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Grieg Peer Gynf; Suite No 1, 0p46 Conductor Grant Llewellyn
Glazunov Symphony No 1 in E Conductor Tadaaki Otaka
Bruch Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor
Tasmin Little, conductor Grant Llewellyn Strauss Also Sprach Zarathustra Conductor Tadaaki Otaka

Contributors

Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka

: Opera In Action

The Bayreuth Tradition. Michael White i explores the recorded legacy of the Festspielhaus at Bayreuth in Bavaria, where worshippers converge every summertopayhomageattheshrineof ' their beloved Wagner. The theatre, originally a temporary structure, has been improved and strengthened over the years and has remained the home of Wagner performances ever since 1876. Producer Chris Marshall

Contributors

Unknown: Michael White
Producer: Chris Marshall

: In Tune

With Humphrey Carpenter. Music includes at 5105 Ravel 's Alborada del Gracioso
(Miroirs) performed by the Montreal
Symphony Orchestra under Charles Dutoit ; at 6.05 Szymanowski's Langsamer Satz played by the Carmina Quartet; and at
6.40 Vivaldi's Guitar Concerto in D,
RV230 (originally for violin), transcribed and performed by John Williams with the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra conducted by Janos Rolla.

Contributors

Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter.
Unknown: Charles Dutoit
Unknown: Langsamer Satz
Unknown: John Williams
Conducted By: Janos Rolla.

: Performance on 3 Sibelius Cycle

The second concert in the BBC
Philharmonic's Sibelius cycle, given on Saturday in Manchester's Bridgewater Hall. BBCPO, conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
Sibelius Lemminkainen 's Return
(Lemminkainen Suite); Symphony No 4, Symphony No 2

Contributors

Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Conductor: Sibelius Lemminkainen

: Busoni

A recital of piano music by Busoni, including a Finnish folk song for piano duet performed by Joseph Banowetz and Ronald Stevenson.

Contributors

Unknown: Joseph Banowetz
Unknown: Ronald Stevenson.

: Night Waves

Isabel Hilton talks to Booker Prize-winning novelist Kazuo Ishiguro , whose new novel : When We Were Orphans is set in England and Shanghai during the 1930s. And the passions and prejudices of one of the most brilliant and savage writers of the last century are discussed as The Selected Letters of Rebecca West are published.

Contributors

Talks: Isabel Hilton
Unknown: Kazuo Ishiguro

: Late Junction

Verity Sharp introduces late-night listening, including Maquam Huzam played on the oud by Munir Bashirfrom Iraq, plus piano music by Morton Feldman. Producer Lindsay Kemp
Roland White 's radio review: page 52 j

Contributors

Introduces: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Maquam Huzam
Music By: Morton Feldman.
Producer: Lindsay Kemp
Producer: Roland White

: Jazz Notes

From the Concorde Club in Edinburgh, Alyn Shipton introduces one of Britain's very newest bands, the acoustic quartet led by guitarist Jim Mullen. Also in the line-up are pianist Gareth Williams , bassist Mick Hutton and drummer Gary Husband. Producer Terry Carter

Contributors

Introduces: Alyn Shipton
Guitarist: Jim Mullen.
Pianist: Gareth Williams
Bassist: Mick Hutton
Unknown: Gary Husband.
Producer: Terry Carter

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe. 12.05am Rachmaninov Prelude in C minor, Op 23 No 7
12.20 Haydn Piano Sonata in D, H XVI 33
12.35 Rachmaninov Caprice Bohémien, Op 12 1.00 Mozart String Quartet in Eflat,
K428 Janacek String Quartet No 1 (Kreutzer Sonata) Borodin String Quartet No 2 in D
2.15 Prokofiev Violin Concerto No 12.35
Sibelius Six Impromptus, Op 5

Contributors

Unknown: Susan Sharpe.

: Schools

3.00 Music Box 3.15 Something to Think About 3.30 The Song Tree 3.45 Stories and Rhymes 4.00 Tales from Europe 4.30 Hopscotch 4.45 Scottish Resources 7-9








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