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: Morning on

With Penny Gore.
Bach Lute Suite in E minor, BWV996 John Williams (guitar)
6.35 Mozart Concerto in Ffortwo pianos, K242 (arr the Composer from Concerto for three pianos) Murray Perahia and Radu Lupu , English Chamber Orchestra
7.00 Rachmaninov Danse Hongroise in D minor, Op 6 No 2 Kyung-Wha Chung (violin), Itamar Golan (piano)
7.05 Dohnanyi American Rhapsody BBCPO, conductor Matthias Bamert
7.30 Beethoven Variations on National
Airs, Op 105 Olli Mustonen (piano)
8.00 Handel Tra le Fiamme, HWV1 70 Emma Kirkby (soprano),
Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood (harpsichord)


Guitar: John Williams
Pianos: Murray Perahia
Pianos: Radu Lupu
Unknown: Rachmaninov Danse Hongroise
Violin: Kyung-Wha Chung
Violin: Itamar Golan
Conductor: Matthias Bamert
Piano: Olli Mustonen
Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Harpsichord: Christopher Hogwood

: Composer of the Week: Lord Berners

With Donald Macleod.
Fugue for orchestra
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, conductor Barry Wordsworth
Three English Songs Bernard Dickerson
(baritone), Richard Rodney Bennett (piano) Portsmouth Point Peter Lawson (piano)
Dialogue between Tom Filuter and His Man by Ned the Dog Stealer
Roderick Kennedy (bass), Peter Lawson (piano)
Ballet: A Wedding Bouquet
RTE Chamber Choir and Sinfonietta, conductor Kenneth Alwyn


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Baritone: Bernard Dickerson
Baritone: Richard Rodney Bennett
Piano: Peter Lawson
Unknown: Tom Filuter
Bass: Roderick Kennedy
Piano: Peter Lawson
Conductor: Kenneth Alwyn

: Work in Progress

Patrick Barlow , the actor, writer and founder of the National Theatre of Brent, talks about his latest project - adapting a novel for a television film.


Unknown: Patrick Barlow

: Masterworks

With Stephanie Hughes.
Beethoven Overture: Fidelio
Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Herbert von Karajan
10.13 Beethoven Piano Sonata in E minor, Op 90 Stephen Kovacevich (piano)
10.26 Puccini Floria. ... Amore.... Tosca, Finalmente Mia ! (Tosca, Act 2)
Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, conductor Georges Pretre
10.49 Biber Battalia
Vienna Concentus Musicus, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt
10.57 Haydn Symphony No 103 in E flat (Drumroll) La Petite Bande, conductor Sigiswald Kuijken


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes.
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Piano: Stephen Kovacevich
Piano: Puccini Floria.
Unknown: Finalmente Mia
Conductor: Georges Pretre
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Tosca: Maria Callas (soprano)
Cavaradossi: Carlo Bergonzi (tenor)
Scarpia: Tito Gobbl (baritone)

: Morning Performance

Shakespeare in Music
4: Comedies. Christopher Cook continues his survey of musical responses to Shakespeare's plays.
Berlioz Overture: Beatrice et Benedict
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paul Mann
Walton As You Like It
BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Stephen Barlow
Britten Bottom 's Dream (A Midsummer Night's Dream) Christopher Maltman (baritone), BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Nicholas Kok
Komgold Suite: Much Ado about Nothing BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Christian Gansch
Finzi Moth ; Hunt; Quodlibet (Love's
Labour's Lost) BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Stephen Barlow Elgar Falstaff
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Martyn Brabbins


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Conductor: Paul Mann
Conductor: Stephen Barlow
Conductor: Britten Bottom
Baritone: Christopher Maltman
Conductor: Nicholas Kok
Conductor: Christian Gansch
Conductor: Finzi Moth
Conductor: Stephen Barlow
Conductor: Elgar Falstaff
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Chris de Souza introduces the fourth concert in the Holy Week series from the Temple Church, London. Todaythe Hilliard Ensemble perform Gesualdo's Tenebrae Responsories for Maundy Thursday.


Introduces: Chris de Souza

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk , Elizabeth Layton (violin)
Walton Spitfire Prelude and Fugue
Stravinsky Symphony in Three Movements Walton Violin Concerto
Beethoven Symphony No 3 in E flat (Eroica)


Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Violin: Elizabeth Layton

: Music Restored

Lucie Skeaping explores the rich repertoire of music written forthe celebration of Easter and Passiontide in Europe. Including works by Bach, Victoria and Lassus. Producer Christina Pritchard


Unknown: Lucie Skeaping
Producer: Christina Pritchard

: In Tune

With Sean Rafferty. Music includes at 5.30 Bach's Violin Concerto in A minor,
BWV1041, played by Jaap Schroder with the Academy of Ancient Music under
Christopher Hogwood ; at 6.00 Walton's prelude for orchestra Granada performed by the London Philharmonic under Bryden Thomson ; and at 6.40 Dvorak's Drobnosti for two violins and viola, Op 75a, played by members of the Chilingirian Quartet.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty.
Played By: Jaap Schroder
Unknown: Christopher Hogwood
Unknown: Bryden Thomson

: Performance on 3

The Passion of Christ
A concert given earlier this month in Canterbury Cathedral. Nicholas Cleobury conaucts me btsu singers ana drraen
Sinfonia in music for Passiontide by the Spanish Renaissance composer Tomas Luis de Victoria alongside works from our own century, including James MacMillan 's intensely spiritual and radiant setting of Christ's words from the Cross. BBC Singers, Britten Sinfonia , conductor Nicholas Cleobury
Victoria Tenebrae Factae Sunt;
Tradiderunt Me; Caligaverunt Oculi Mei
(Tenebrae Responsories for Good Friday) Barber Adagio for
Strings Shostakovich , arr Barshai Chamber Symphony for strings,
OpllOa James MacMillan Seven Last Words from the Cross


Unknown: Nicholas Cleobury
Unknown: James MacMillan
Singers: Britten Sinfonia
Conductor: Nicholas Cleobury
Unknown: Caligaverunt Oculi Mei
Unknown: Strings Shostakovich
Unknown: Oplloa James MacMillan

: Pas deQuatre

Artur Balsam and Gena Raps play a selection of Dvorak's Slavonic Dances in their original version for piano duet.


Unknown: Artur Balsam

: Night Waves

Laura Cumming discusses one of the literary events of the year- the new novel from Saul Bellow. At the heart of Ravelstein is the story of philosopher and writer Abe Ravelstein , loosely based on one of Bellow's former colleagues. The novel has already caused debate in America, and Laura Cumming and her guests give theirverdict tonight. And acclaimed Hungarian director Istvan Szabo talks about his new film Sunshine, which follows the fortunes of a Hungarian-Jewish family over 50 years. Plus another selection of arts sites on the internet.


Unknown: Laura Cumming
Unknown: Saul Bellow.
Unknown: Abe Ravelstein
Unknown: Laura Cumming
Talks: Istvan Szabo

: Late Junction

Verity Sharp introduces music from the album Talking Timbuktu, which features guiarists Ry Cooder and Ali FarkaToure. Plus Arvo Part's song of penitence,
Miserere, sung by the Hilliard Ensemble.


Introduces: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Ry Cooder
Unknown: Ali Farkatoure.

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain. Chopin Barcarolle in F sharp, Op 60 12.15 Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet: Suite No 212.40 Paganini
Sonata in A minorl2. 50 Durante Concerto No 5 in Ai-00 Respighi Trittico Botticelliano Grazyna Bacewicz Violin Concerto No 1;
Pensieri Nottumi Poulenc Sinfonietta 2.20 Glick The Hour Has Come (A Choral
Symphony) 2.30 Bach Violin Concerto in E, BWV1042 2.45 Weiss Suite No 17 in Fminor
3.20 Grieg Holberg Suite 3.45 Handel
Ballet Music: Terpsichore 3.55 Gretry Le Jugement de Midas (excerpts) 4.35 Mozart Horn Concerto No 2 in E flat, K41 7 4. 50 Bach Fantasia in A minor, BWV922 5.00
Poulenc Sept Chansons: No 1 5.20 Mozart Symphony No 28 in C 5.50 Wagner, arr
Humperdinck Good Friday Music (Parsifal)


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Prokofiev Romeo
Unknown: Grieg Holberg

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