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: Morning on 3

With Edward Seckerson.
Rachmaninov Nocturne in C minor Leslie Howard (piano)
6.30 Ravel Piano Trio Vladimir Ashkenazy, Itzhak Perlman (violin), Lynn Harrell (cello)
7.00 Weber Overture: Oberon Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
7.30 Schumann Konzertstuck in F, Op 86 Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
8.00 Dvorak Overture: Othello
Berlin PO, conductor Claudio Abbado
8.30 Tchaikovsky The Tempest Russian National Orchestra/Mikhail Pletnev


Unknown: Edward Seckerson.
Piano: Leslie Howard
Violin: Itzhak Perlman
Violin: Lynn Harrell
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Conductor: Claudio Abbado

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Handel Overture, Minuet and Ghigg (Berenice) Collegium Musicum 90, director Simon Standage
9.10 Luiginl Ballet Egyptien
RPO, conductor Anatole Fistoulari
9.35 Haydn Spring (The Seasons) Andreas Schmidt (bass), Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists/ John Eliot Gardiner
9.40 Ireland Epic March
LSO, conductor Richard Hickox
9.50 lbert Cinq Pièces en Trio London Wind Trio
10.00 Britten Simple Symphony ASMF, director Kenneth Sillito
10.15 Ernesto Lecuona Three Waltzes
Kathryn Stott (piano)
10.25 Bach Cantata No 202: Weichet Nur, Betrubte Schatten (Wedding Cantata) Emma Kirkby (soprano),
Taverner Players, director Andrew Parrott
10.55 Chopin Three Waltzes, Op 70 TamasVasary (piano)
11.05 Eric Fogg Bassoon Concerto
Margaret Pollock , BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Barry Wordsworth
11.30 Richard Hygons
Salve Regina The Sixteen, director Harry Christophers
11.45 Debussy Nocturnes Cleveland
Orchestra, conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy Producer Fiona Shelmerdine


Director: Simon Standage
Conductor: Anatole Fistoulari
Bass: Andreas Schmidt
Soloists: John Eliot Gardiner
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Director: Kenneth Sillito
Piano: Kathryn Stott
Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Director: Andrew Parrott
Bassoon: Eric Fogg
Unknown: Margaret Pollock
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Conductor: Richard Hygons
Director: Harry Christophers
Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine

: Music Matters

As the Arts Council of England devolves powertothe regional arts boards,
Ivan Hewett discusses the position for music institutions around the country. Plushow the anniversary of Bach's death is being marked in his homeland. Producer Jessica Isaacs


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Producer: Jessica Isaacs

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

A recital given last week in the Royal Festival Hall, London. Murray Perahia (piano)
Bach Goldberg Variations, BWV988 Bach, transcr Busoni Chorale Preludes:
Wachet Auf, Ruft Uns die Stimme,
BWV645; Nun Komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV659; Nun Freut Euch, Lieben Christen, BWV734a; Ich Ruf zu Dir, BWV639


Piano: Murray Perahia
Piano: Bach Goldberg

: Venice Revisited

Stravinsky's completion of three Sacrae Cantiones by Gesualdo de Venosa.
Neths Chamber Choir/Reinbert de Leeuw


Unknown: Gesualdo de Venosa.
Unknown: Reinbert de Leeuw

: BBC Legends

David Huckvale introduces performances from the BBC archives. Today he focuses on the Italian conductor Carlo Maria Giulini.
Verdi Overture: I Vespri Siciliani
New Philharmonia Orchestra (1964) Vivaldi Spring (The Four Seasons) Theo Olaf (violin),
Hague Residentie Orchestra (1958) Bach Agnus Dei (Mass in B minor,
BWV232) Janet Baker (contralto), New
Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra (1972) Musorgsky, orch Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition (excerpt) Philharmonia Orchestra (1961) Producer Chris Wines


Introduces: David Huckvale
Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini.
Violin: Theo Olaf
Contralto: Janet Baker
Producer: Chris Wines

: Discovering Music

Stephen Johnson explores Schoenberg's Verklarte Nacht with the help of musical examples from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales under Brad Cohen. Producer Gautam Rangarajan
See also Performance on 3Thursday 7.30pm


Unknown: Stephen Johnson
Unknown: Verklarte Nacht
Unknown: Brad Cohen.
Producer: Gautam Rangarajan

: Bach Year

Simon Preston explores the sound of the organ in Bach's time. Producer Lindsay Kemp


Unknown: Simon Preston
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: Sunday Feature: Elizabeth Bowen

Neil Corcoran re-examines the work and reputation of Anglo-Irish novelist and shortstorywriter Elizabeth Bowen. She was eclipsed by the first great modernist generation and frequently denounced as elitist, but Corcoran argues that her work reflects the anxieties of cultural identity, rootlessness and displacement which are at the heart of modern literature.
Producer Jane Greenwood (R)


Unknown: Neil Corcoran
Unknown: Elizabeth Bowen.
Producer: Jane Greenwood

: Private Passions

Rptd from yesterday 12 noon

: Sunday Play: The Last Days of Mankind

Karl Kraus 's masterpiece tells the story of man's inhumanity to man across the whole canvas of the First World War.
Translated by Robert David MacDonald. Adapted and directed by Giles Havergal. Part 2 next Sunday 7.30pm (R)


Unknown: Karl Kraus
Translated By: Robert David MacDonald.
Directed By: Giles Havergal.
Reverend: John Bett
Common Soldier: Chris Delaney
Newsreader: Anna Ford
Journalist: Patrick Hannaway
Kraus: Giles Havergal
Patriot: Crawford Logan
Minister: Robert David MacDonald
General: Stephen MacDonald
General: Sandy Neilson
Actress: Alison Peebles
Officer: Laurance Rudic
God: Paul Scofield
Lady Journalist: Gerda Stevenson
Subscriber: Flnlay Welsh
Officer: Sandy Welsh
Officer: Matthew White

: Choirworks

Paul Guinery presents the first of two programmes reflecting some of the themes from BBC2's Seeing Salvation series. 1: Christ's Nativity and PassionByrd 0 Magnum Mysterium
Monteverdi Choir/John Eliot Gardiner
James MacMillan Magnificat Choir of St John's College, Cambridge, Wells
Cathedral Choir, BBCPO/the Composer Britten Noël (A Boy Was Born)
The Sixteen, Choristers from St Paul 's Cathedral/Harry Christophers John Browne Jhesu , Mercy
The Sixteen/Harry Christophers
Bach Motet: Jesu, Meine Freude , BWV227 BBC Singers/Stephen
Cleobury Victoria Tenebrae Responses (excerpts) Tallis Scholars/Peter Phillips
MacMillan Woman, Behold Your Son (Seven Last Words from the Cross) Polyphony, LCO/the Composer Part St John Passion (excerpt) Hilliard Ensemble,
Western Wind Chamber Choir/Paul Hillier


Unknown: Paul Guinery
Unknown: St Paul
Unknown: John Browne Jhesu
Unknown: Meine Freude
Unknown: Cleobury Victoria Tenebrae

: Blue Skies

Georgina Ferry presents a new series exploring scientific developments in a cultural context.1: Visualisation. Much science depends on making the unseen visible, but can such pictures mislead?

: BBC Philharmonic

Conductor Peter Maxwell Davies
Peter Maxwell Davies The Beltane Fire; Caroline Mathilde : Suite No 2


Conductor: Peter Maxwell Davies
Conductor: Peter Maxwell Davies
Unknown: Caroline Mathilde

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe. 1.00 Schubert Rosamunde, D797 (excerpts); Mirjam
Siegesgesang Reger Geistliche Gesange, Op 110 (excerpt) Strauss Deutsche
Motette, Op 62 2.00 Wieniawski Violin Concerto No 1 in F sharp minor 2.30
Latenas Agnus Dei 2.40 Mahler Symphony No 53.50 CPE Bach Sinfonia in D, H585
4.00 Mozart String Quartet in G, K38
4.30 Grieg Wedding Dayat Troldhaugen
(Lyric Pieces, Op 65) 4.40 Bizet Parle-Moi de Ma Mere (Carmen) 4.50 Rachmaninov Prelude in F sharp minor, Op 23 No 15.00 Debussy, arr Greissle Prélude a I 'Apres-
Midi d'un Faune 5.10 Martinu Etudes and Polkas, Books 1-3 5.40 Schmeltzer Suite No 2 in D; Sonate Cucu 5.50 August Enna Overture: The Match Girl


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Strauss Deutsche

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