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: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore.
Eduard Strauss Greetingvalse on English Airs London SymphonyOrchestra, conductor John Georgiadis
6.10 Haydn Variations in F minor, HXVII 6 (Un Piccolo Divertimento Mikhail Pletnev (piano)
7.00 Boccherini Symphony in F, Op 35 No 4 Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood
7.20 Tippett Piano Sonata No 1 Murray Perahia
8.00 Stravinsky Danses Concertantes Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
8.30 Bach Viola da Gamba Sonata in G minor, BWV1029 Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Kenneth Cooper (harpsichord)


Unknown: Penny Gore.
Conductor: John Georgiadis
Piano: Mikhail Pletnev
Director: Christopher Hogwood
Harpsichord: Kenneth Cooper

: Composer of the Week:The Court of Dresden

With Donald Macleod. In orderto improve his chances of being elected king of Poland, Augustus the Strong (elector of Saxony) converted to Catholicism. But his Lutheran subjects were not required to follow the royal precedent, and two of Augustus's court composers - Johann David Heinichen and Jan Dismas Zelenka - provided music forthe royal chapel.
Pisendel Sonata in C minor (Largo; Allegro) Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, director Gottfried von der Goltz
Heinichen Beatus Vir Jorg Durmuller and Scott Weir (tenors), Musica Antiqua Koln , director Reinhard Goebel
Zelenka Lamentations for Maundy Thursday Michael Chance (countertenor), Michael George (bass), Chandos Baroque Players
Heinichen Lamentatio I: Incipit Lamentatio Jeremiae Jorg Durmuller (tenor), Musica Antiqua Koln , director Reinhard Goebel
Zelenka Répons: Velum Templi Scissum Est (Responsoria Pro Hebdomada Santa) Ensemble Vocal de Nantes, director Philippe Couvert


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Johann David Heinichen
Unknown: Jan Dismas Zelenka
Tenors: Scott Weir
Tenors: Musica Antiqua Koln
Director: Reinhard Goebel
Unknown: Heinichen Lamentatio
Unknown: Incipit Lamentatio
Tenor: Jeremiae Jorg Durmuller
Tenor: Musica Antiqua Koln
Director: Reinhard Goebel
Director: Philippe Couvert

: Work in Progress

The poet Jo Shapcott talks about her long-term projectto translate Rilke's French poems.


Talks: Jo Shapcott

: Masterworks

With Jonathan Swain.
Stravinsky Ebony Concerto
Benny Goodman (clarinet), Columbia Jazz Combo, conducted by the Composer
10.16 Granados Escenas Romanticas
Alicia de Larrocha (piano)
10.42 Copland Clarinet Concerto
Benny Goodman , Columbia Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the Composer
11.00 Dvorak Romantic Pieces, Op 75 Gil Shaham (violin), Orli Shaham (piano) 11.15 Villa-Lobos Viola Quedrada
(Cancoes Pipicas Brasileiras) Teresa Berganza (mezzo), Juan Antonio Alvarez Parejo (piano) 11.20 Bernstein Prelude, Fugue and Riffs
Benny Goodman (clarinet), Columbia Jazz Combo, conducted by the Composer


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Clarinet: Benny Goodman
Piano: Alicia de Larrocha
Unknown: Benny Goodman
Violin: Gil Shaham
Violin: Orli Shaham
Unknown: Teresa Berganza
Clarinet: Benny Goodman

: Morning Performance

Today Tommy Pearson visits London's
Royal Academy of Music, whose students perform chamber music from Mozart to Hindemith and their own jazz compositions. Plus highlights from the Royal Academy's recent 14th International Composer Festival Part in Profile, which placed the music of Estonian composer Arvo Part in the context of works by his compatriots, his contemporaries and by the composers he admires, and which featured the Royal Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra under renowned Estonian conductor Neeme Jarvi.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Petroc Trelawny introduces an all-Beethoven recital given last year in Manchester's
Bridgewater Hall by the Vienna Piano Trio. Beethoven Allegretto in B flat, Wo039; Piano Trio in B flat, Op 9 (Archduke) (R)

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier,
Janice Watson (soprano),
Valerie Hartmann-Claverie (ondes-martenot), Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano), Huddersfield Choral Society Ravel Rapsodie Espagnole Poulenc Gloria
Messiaen Turangalila Symphony


Soprano: Janice Watson
Soprano: Valerie Hartmann-Claverie
Piano: Jean-Yves Thibaudet

: Choral Evensong

From Peterborough Cathedral. Introit: Agnus Dei (Morley). Responses (Ebdon). Psalms 65, 66, 67 (Smart, Atkins, Bairstow). First Lesson: Exodus 4, wl-23. Office Hymn: Servant of God (Cultor Dei). Canticles:
Daniel Purcell in E minor. Second Lesson: Hebrews 11, w32-40. Anthem: Insanae et Vanae Curae (Haydn). Hymn: When I
Survey the Wondrous Cross (Rockingham, descant Gower). Organ Voluntary: Fugue from Sonata (94th Psalm) (Reubke).
Master of the music Christopher Gower.
Organists Mark Duthie and Thomas Moore.


Unknown: Daniel Purcell
Organists: Christopher Gower.
Organists: Mark Duthie
Organists: Thomas Moore.

: In Tune

With Humphrey Carpenter. Music includes at 5.35 Chaconne in G minor attributed to
Vitali played by Sarah Chang (violin) with the ECO; at 6.00 Berlioz's Overture: Benvenuto Cellini performed by the Dresden Staatskapelle under Colin Davis ; and at 6.35 Shostakovich's Four Waltzes for flute, clarinet and piano played by the Nash Ensemble.


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter.
Played By: Sarah Chang
Unknown: Benvenuto Cellini
Unknown: Colin Davis

: Performance on 3

Leonidas Kavakos joins the BBC
Symphony Orchestra as soloist in Berg's Violin Concerto in a concert from the Philharmonie in Cologne.
Leonidas Kavakos (violin), BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis Tumage Silent Cities Berg Violin Concerto
7.50 Twenty Minutes: Four Chekov
Comedies Alistair McGowan reads the second of this week's four comedies by Chekov. 2: Boys
8.10 Dvorak Symphony No 7 in D minor


Unknown: Leonidas Kavakos
Violin: Leonidas Kavakos
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Unknown: Alistair McGowan

: Martinu

Trio for flute, cello and piano
Yossi Arnheim (flute), Marcel Bergman (cello), Irit Rub-Levi (piano) Three Czech Dances
Radoslav Kvapil (piano)


Flute: Yossi Arnheim
Flute: Marcel Bergman
Piano: Radoslav Kvapil

: Night Waves

Sarah Dunnant investigates how forms of fundamentalism have become some of the most influential forces in global culture and talks to Karen Armstrong , whose new book examines the rise of fundamentalism in the world's major religions. Plus first-night news from the old Gainsborough Film
Studios, once the home of Hitchcock and now the site of an ambitious new production of Richard //starring Ralph Fiennes.


Unknown: Sarah Dunnant
Unknown: Karen Armstrong
Unknown: Ralph Fiennes.

: Late Junction

Fiona Talkington introduces contemporary sounds from Ryulchi Sakamoto and 19th-century Japanese music.


Introduces: Fiona Talkington
Unknown: Ryulchi Sakamoto

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain. JPE Hartmann
Blomstre Som en Rosengard 12.10 Leif Segerstam Impressions of Nordic Nature
No 412.25 Grieg Lyric Pieces, Op 4312.45 Rautavaara Anadyomene 1.00 A recital of organ music by Bach, Schumann, Gigout, Widor, Durufle and Janos Palur. 2.10 Schubert Symphony No 8 in B minor
(Unfinished) 2.35 Glinka Piano Trio in D minor (Pathetique) 2.50Caldara Dunque, Giasone Ingrato (Medea in Corintho) 3.05 A Scarlatti Toccata per Cembalo d 'Ottava Siete 3.25 Handel Overture: II Pastor Fido
3.40 Horneman Overture: Aladdin3.50
Bruckner Symphony No 3 in D minor 4.45 Verdi Per Me Giunto (Don Carlos) 5.05
Handel Water Music: Suite No 2 in D, HWV 349 5.15 CPE Bach Quartet in D, Wq94
5.35 Haydn Cello Concerto No 1 in C


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Leif Segerstam
Unknown: Rautavaara Anadyomene
Unknown: Janos Palur.

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