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: Vivaldi

Sonata in C for oboe, violin and continuo 5.15 Suk Serenade in E flat, Op 6
5.45 Bach Singet dem Herrn ein Neues Lied, BWV225

: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore.
Copland Nocturne
Gil Shaham (violin), Andre Previn (piano)
6.40 Blavet Concerto in A minor
Musica Antiqua Koln , director Reinhard Goebel
7.00 Mozart Symphony No 35 in D, K385 (Haffner) Berlin Philharmonic/ClaudioAbbado
7.45 Saint-Saens, arr Earl
Wild Omphale 's Spinning Wheel Earl Wild (piano)
8.00 Mendelssohn, arr Komgold Music to Max Reinhardt 's film "A Midsummer
Night's Dream" Deutsches Symphony
Orchestra, Berl in, conductor Gerd Albrecht
8.45 Bach Sinfonia in F, BWV1046a Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood


Violin: Gil Shaham
Violin: Andre Previn
Unknown: Musica Antiqua Koln
Director: Reinhard Goebel
Unknown: Wild Omphale
Unknown: Max Reinhardt
Conductor: Gerd Albrecht
Director: Christopher Hogwood

: Composer of the Week: Finzi

Donald Macleod and Stephen Banfield explore the final year of Finzi's life and his place in posterity.
For Life I Had Never Cared Greatly, (Op 19b) Stephen Roberts (baritone), Clifford Benson (piano)
Earth and Air and Rain, Op 15 John Carol Case (baritone), Howard Ferguson (piano) In Terra Pax, Op 39
Jane Manning (soprano), John Noble (baritone), John Alldis Choir. New
Philharmonia Orchestra/Vernon Handley Since We Loved (op, 13) Ian Partridge (tenor), Clifford Benson (piano)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Stephen Banfield
Baritone: Stephen Roberts
Piano: Clifford Benson
Baritone: John Carol Case
Piano: Howard Ferguson
Soprano: Jane Manning
Soprano: John Noble
Baritone: John Alldis Choir.
Tenor: Ian Partridge
Tenor: Clifford Benson

: Work in Progress

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


Talks: Simon Armitage

: Masterworks

With Stephanie Hughes.
Beethoven Overture: The Ruins of Athens, Op 113 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Thomas Beecham
10.11 Mendelssohn Quartet in E flat, Op 12 Sine Nomine Quartet
10.35 Schubert Philoktet , D540;
Memnon, D541 Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Gerald Moore (piano)
10.42 Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet: Suites
1 and 2 (excerpts) New York Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Dimitri Mitropoulos
11.23 Tavener Hymn to the Mother of God The Sixteen, director Harry Christophers


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes.
Conductor: Thomas Beecham
Unknown: Schubert Philoktet
Baritone: Gerald Moore
Piano: Prokofiev Romeo
Conductor: Dimitri Mitropoulos
Conductor: Tavener Hymn
Director: Harry Christophers

: 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. 5: Current Regime Strauss Don Juan
Conductor Daniel Barenboim
Mozart Piano Concerto No 22 in E flat, K482 Director Daniel Barenboim (piano) Tannenbaum First
Bassman Joseph Guastafeste (double bass), Conductor Daniel Barenboim


Presented By: Geoffrey Smith.
Conductor: Strauss Don Juan
Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
Piano: Daniel Barenboim
Unknown: Bassman Joseph Guastafeste
Conductor: Daniel Barenboim

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

A recital by the Hugo Wolf Quartet.
Wolf Italian Serenade
Webern Five Movements, Op 5
Brahms String Quartet in C minor, Op 51 No 1 (R)


Unknown: Hugo Wolf Quartet.

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Symphony Orchestra Uadov Baba-Yaga
Conductor Alexander Lazarev
Glazunov Symphony No 5
Conductor Alexander Lazarev
Uadov The Enchanted Lake
Conductor Alexander Lazarev
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No 2
Mikhail Rudy (piano)/Yevgeni Svetlanov Musorgsky, orch Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition Conductor Yevgeni Svetianov


Conductor: Alexander Lazarev
Conductor: Alexander Lazarev
Conductor: Alexander Lazarev
Piano: Mikhail Rudy
Piano: Yevgeni Svetlanov
Conductor: Yevgeni Svetianov

: Music Restored

Lucie Skeaping introduces a celebration of the music of Renaissance and Baroque London, from anthems for royal coronations to the hits of the stage - from the splendours of court to the music of the taverns. Producer Lindsay Kemp


Introduces: Lucie Skeaping
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: In Tune

With Humphrey Carpenter. Music includes at 5.40 Uszt's Hungarian Fantasy performed by pianist Barry Douglas with the LSO conducted byJun'ichi Hirokami; at
6.00 Boyce's Overture in D (StJames's
Park Ode) played by Cantilena directed by Adrian Shepherd ; and at 6.40 Walton's Coronation Te Deum performed by the Choir of Winchester Cathedral, the Waynflete Singers, organist Timothy Byram Wigfield and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra conducted by David Hill.


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter.
Pianist: Barry Douglas
Directed By: Adrian Shepherd
Organist: Timothy Byram
Conducted By: David Hill.

: Performance on 3 Towards the Millennium

Chris de Souza introduces a concert given last night in Symphony Hall, Birmingham, the last of three which mark the end of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra's Towards the Millennium series. These final concerts combine works composed in the lastten years with new works commissioned to mark the millennium.
Lisa Milne (soprano), Tasmin Little (violin), CBSO, conductor Simon Rattle
Henze The Tempest (first performance) Ugeti Violin Concerto
Holt Sunrise' Yellow Noise (first performance)
Tippett The Rose Lake


Introduces: Chris de Souza
Soprano: Lisa Milne
Soprano: Tasmin Little
Conductor: Simon Rattle

: Stravinsky

A selection of songs by Stravinsky, including his settings of the poetry of Verlaine.
John Shirley-Quirk (baritone), Ensemble InterContemporain


Musicians: Ensemble InterContemporain
Baritone: John Shirley-Quirk

: Night Waves

Paul Allen investigates the different aims and different views of video art and its controversial place in the modern art world. Plus a reassessment of the impact of Islam on western culture as the new
Oxford Historyoflslam is published.


Unknown: Paul Allen

: Hear and Now

Sarah Walker presents performances of music by up-and-coming British-based composers.
Hirohisa Tsuji (tenor), Lontano, conductor Odaline de la Martinez Ross Lorraine Melos
Dorothy Ker The Structure of Memory
Akane Nakanishi Three Winter Songs
Jane Gardner Trapeze for 2 Atoms
Keith Gifford Eclipse
Also tonight, from the South Bank Centre's celebrations for Pierre Boulez at 75, pianist Rolf Hind performs new works dedicated to Boulez by some of the world's leading composers.


Unknown: Sarah Walker
Tenor: Hirohisa Tsuji
Conductor: Odaline de la Martinez
Conductor: Ross Lorraine Melos
Conductor: Dorothy Ker
Unknown: Akane Nakanishi
Songs: Jane Gardner Trapeze
Unknown: Pierre Boulez
Pianist: Rolf Hind

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe.
12.05am Otto Deutsch Overture: The
Croatian Girl 12.20 Bliss Cello Concerto
12.50 Prokofiev Visions Fugitives, Op 22 Nos 8-13 1.00 Shostakovich Symphony No 1; Symphony No 2 (To October);
Symphony No 3 (The FirstofMay) Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor
Ladislav Slovak 2.25 Chopin Nocturne in B. Op 32 No 1; Scherzo in 6 flat, Op 31; Scherzo in C sharp minor, Op 39 2.45
Suppe Requiem 3.55 Schubert Symphony No 6 in C4.25 Telemann Sonata in F minor
(Der Getreue Music-Meister) 4.35 Mozart Serenade in G. K525 (Eine Kleine Nachtmusik) 5.00 Jorgen Bentzon
Sinfonia Buffo , Op 35 5.05 Saint-Saens Oboe Sonata in D, Op 166 5.15 Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op 56a
5.35 Haydn Symphony No 73 in D (La Chasse)


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Otto Deutsch
Music-Meister: Mozart Serenade
Unknown: Eine Kleine
Unknown: Jorgen Bentzon
Unknown: Sinfonia Buffo

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