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: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore.
Heino Eller Twilight Scottish National Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
6.45 Beethoven Piano Sonata in F, Op 10 No 2 Richard Goode
7.10 Hummel Octet-Partita in E flat Consortium Classicum
7.35 Castelnuovo-Tedesco Guitar Concerto No 1 Op 99 Pepe Romero , Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Neville Marriner
8.00 Uszt Valse Impromptu Jorge Bolet (piano)
8.50 Tchaikovsky Entr'acte and Waltz (Eugene Onegin ) Soloists, John Alldis
Choir, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, conductor Georg Solti


Unknown: Richard Goode
Unknown: Hummel Octet-Partita
Unknown: Pepe Romero
Piano: Jorge Bolet
Soloists: Eugene Onegin
Soloists: John Alldis
Conductor: Georg Solti

: Composer of the Week: Chopin

With Donald Macleod.
4: Summers in Nohant and the End of the Affair
Mazurka in C. Op 56 No 2 Charles Rosen (piano)
Impromptu No 2 in F sharp, Op 36 Peter Frankl (piano)
Ballade No 4 in F minor, Op 52 Nikolai Demidenko (piano)
Cello Sonata in G minor, Op 65 Mstislav Rostropovich , Martha Argerich (piano)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Piano: Charles Rosen
Piano: Peter Frankl
Piano: Nikolai Demidenko
Unknown: Mstislav Rostropovich
Piano: Martha Argerich

: Work in Progress

The writer Brian Aldiss continues work on his novel about the mother of Oedipus Rex.


Unknown: Brian Aldiss

: Masterworks

With Jonathan Swain.
Dvorak Carnival Overture Cleveland
Orchestra, conductor George Szell
10.16 Corelll Sonata in F (after movements from Concerti Grossi, Op 6 Nos 2, 4 and 12) Hugo Reyne and Sebastian Marq (recorders), Pierre Hantai (harpsichord), Danny Bond (bassoon)
10.27 Monteverdi Altri Canti di Marte; VagoAugelletto Concerto Italiano, director Rinaldo Alessandrini
10.43 Zavateri Violin Concerto in C minor, Op 1 No 4 Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, director Gottfried von der Goltz (violin)
10.56 Strauss Freundliche Vision, Op 48 No Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano), Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor George Szell
11.00 Smetana, orch Szell String Quartet No 1 in E minor (From My Life) Cleveland Orchestra, conductor George Szell


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Conductor: George Szell
Unknown: Hugo Reyne
Unknown: Sebastian Marq
Harpsichord: Pierre Hantai
Harpsichord: Danny Bond
Director: Rinaldo Alessandrini
Violin: Gottfried von Der Goltz
Soprano: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Conductor: George Szell
Conductor: George Szell

: Morning Performance

Artists in Focus: The Lindsays
Chris de Souza introduces performances this week from one of Britain's most popular string quartets. Today he talks to first violinist Peter Cropper about an important premiere and a special collaboration.
Ravel String Quartet
Hugh Wood String Quartet No 3 Franck Piano Quintet in Fminor With André Tchaikovsky (piano)


Introduces: Chris de Souza
Violinist: Peter Cropper
Unknown: Hugh Wood
Piano: André Tchaikovsky

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

A concert given at last year's Spitalfields
Festival by Gothic Voices, who are directed by Christopher Page in a programme of music centred around medieval Jerusalem, the Holy City, but also the scene of disruption from the Crusades. With songs by the 12th-century German abbess and composer Hildegard of Bingen. (R)


Directed By: Christopher Page

: The BBC Orchestras

Ulster Orchestra
Rimsky-Korsakov Sinfonietta on Russian Themes Conductor
TakuoYuasa Copland Three Latin American Sketches Conductor Vernon Handley
Chavez Symphony No 4 (Romantica) Conductor Takuo Yuasa
Glazunov Saxophone Concerto in E flat Gerard McChrystal , conductor Jacek Kaspszyk
Balakirev Symphony No 1 in C
Conductor Kenneth Montgomery


Conductor: Takuoyuasa Copland
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Conductor: Takuo Yuasa
Conductor: Gerard McChrystal
Conductor: Jacek Kaspszyk
Conductor: Kenneth Montgomery

: Music Restored

Lucie Skeaping investigates music at the court of Versailles, where Louis XIV demanded musical accompaniment for almost every event in his life, from the mundane to the ceremonial. Music includes works by D'Anglebert, Francois Couperin , Lalande and the all-powerful Lully. Producer Jeremy Hayes


Unknown: Lucie Skeaping
Unknown: Francois Couperin
Producer: Jeremy Hayes

: In Tune

With Humphrey Carpenter. Music includes at 5.30 Vaughan Williams 's English Folk Song Suite played by the LSO conducted by Adrian Boult ; at 6.05 Uszt's concert study Gnomenreigen performed by Mikhail Pletnev (piano); and at 6.40
Chausson's Piano Quartet in A, Op 30, played by Pascal Devoyon (piano), Philippe Graffin (violin), Toby Hoffman (viola) and Gary Hoffman (cello).


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter.
Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Conducted By: Adrian Boult
Piano: Mikhail Pletnev
Played By: Pascal Devoyon
Piano: Philippe Graffin
Violin: Toby Hoffman
Cello: Gary Hoffman

: Performance on 3

From Glasgow City Hall, Kirsteen McCue presents the first in a series of three concerts reflecting on the ferment of the traditional and modern in early 20th-century music. Much more than today, the threshold of the 20th century was seen as a time of enormous cultural upheaval and uncertainty, in music as well as in the other arts. The great final symphony of Anton Bruckner - unfinished at his death - seems both rooted in ancient tradition and full of new thinking about symphonic form. And Schoenberg's wonderful early masterpiece Verklarte Nacht is both a richly Romantic fin-de-siècle outpouring and a harbringer of modern harmony. BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor YoavTalmi
Schoenberg Verklarte Nacht
8.00 Twenty Minutes: A Sound Read
Ivan Hewett is joined by Royal Opera House architect Sir Jeremy Dixon and music critic Hilary Finch to review recently published books on music. This month's edition features a new biography of Faure by Jessica Duchen , a new biography of Vaughan Williams by Simon Heffer , and Wagner Remembered by Stewart Spencer.
8.20 Bruckner Symphony No 9in D minor (unfinished)


Unknown: Kirsteen McCue
Unknown: Anton Bruckner
Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Unknown: Sir Jeremy Dixon
Unknown: Hilary Finch
Unknown: Jessica Duchen
Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Unknown: Simon Heffer
Unknown: Stewart Spencer.

: Night Waves

Laura Cumming talks to one of America's most distinguished writers, Joyce Carol Oates. In Blonde, her massive fictional account of Marilyn Monroe 's life, can she cast a new light on the enduring legend? Plus first-night news from the opening of Hard Fruit, a new play by the author of The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Jim Cartwright.


Talks: Laura Cumming
Unknown: Joyce Carol
Unknown: Marilyn Monroe
Unknown: Jim Cartwright.

: Late Junction

Fiona Talkington 's late-night selection includes music from North Africa, Turkey and Pakistan.


Unknown: Fiona Talkington

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe.
Ravel Tzigane 12.20 Beethoven Piano
Sonata in C minor, Op 11112.50 Bruhns
Mein Herz 1st Bereit 1.00 Berlioz Overture:
Le Corsaire Debussy La Mer Ravel, arr Yan Pascal Torteller Piano Trio 2.00
Papandopulo Trio Sonata 2.15
Bernard van der Sigtenhorst Meyer Piano Sonata
No 2, Op 23 2.35 Frederik Pacius Sleep, O Sleep 2.40 Antonin Liehmann Mass No 1in D minor3.20 Handel Overture:
Agrippina 3.25 CPE Bach Concerto in E flat for harpsichord and fortepiano, Wq4
3.45 Schickhardt Flute Sonata in C4.00
Schubert Symphony No 4 in C minor
(Tragic) 4.40 Dohnanyi Pierrette Fatyla -
Keringo 4.50 Nicolai Overture: The Merry Wives ofWindsor5.10 Prokofiev Three
Dances (Romeo and Juliet) 5.25 Wagner Wesendonk Lieder 5.45 Barber Summer
Music, Op 31


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Piano: Bernard van Der Sigtenhorst Meyer
Unknown: Frederik Pacius
Unknown: Antonin Liehmann

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