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: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore.
Bach Motet: Furchte Dich Nicht, BWV228 The Sixteen, Harry Christophers
6.10 Brahms Cello Sonata No 1 in E minor, Op 38 MstislavRostropovich, Rudolf Serkin (piano)
7.00 Wolf Italian Serenade Hagen Quartet
7.30 Ravel Valses Nobles et Sentimentales
Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano)
8.10 Beethoven Octet in E flat, Op 103 Netherlands Wind Ensemble
8.45 J Strauss (son) Overture: Die Fledermaus Berlin Philharmonic , conductor Herbert von Karajan Producer Emma Bloxham


Unknown: Harry Christophers
Piano: Rudolf Serkin
Conductor: Berlin Philharmonic
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Producer: Emma Bloxham

: Composer of the Week:Robert Schumann

(1810-56) This week Donald Macleod examines Schumann's final years.
1: The Last Years in Dresden (1848-9) Schumann's later music is sometimes overshadowed by that of his earlier years. Yet from the late 1840s he produced a stream of works which merit re-examination.
Overture: Genoveva Chamber Orchestra of Europe, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt Fantasiestucke, Op 73 Robert Plane (clarinet), Sophia Rahman (piano) Requiem furMignon
Soloists, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, conductor Claudio Abbado
Konzertstuck in F, Op 86
Roger Montgomery , Gavin Edwards , Susan Dent and Robert Maskell (horns), Orchestre
Révolutionnaire et Romantique, conductor John Eliot Gardiner Producer Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Clarinet: Sophia Rahman
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Unknown: Roger Montgomery
Unknown: Gavin Edwards
Unknown: Susan Dent
Horns: Robert Maskell
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Producer: Andrew Lyle

: Work in Progress

Five programmes this week in which choreographer Matthew Bourne talks about his new work, The Car Man, which opens on tourthis week. It's early 2000 and Matthew is developing a scenario with Colleagues. Producer Frances Byrnes


Talks: Matthew Bourne
Producer: Frances Byrnes

: Masterworks

With Jonathan Swain. This week featuring chamber music by Poulenc and recordings by Dutch soprano Elly Ameling.
Lalo Norwegian Rhapsody French National Radio Orchestra, conductor Jean Martinon
10.19 Poulenc Sonata for piano duet Pascal Roge and Jean-Philippe Collard
10.26 Mozart Exsultate Jubilate , K165 Elly Ameling (soprano), English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Raymond Leppard
10.44 Poulenc Trio
Roger Lamoriette (oboe), Gustave Dherin (bassoon), the Composer (piano)
10.56 Mahler Das Irdische Leben ; Wer Hat dies Liedlin Erdacht ? (Des Knaben
Wunderhorn) Elly Ameling (soprano), English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Benjamin Britten
11.03 Bartok Divertimento for strings Saint Paul CO , conductor Hugh Wolff Producer Arthur Johnson


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Soprano: Elly Ameling.
Conductor: Jean Martinon
Unknown: Pascal Roge
Unknown: Jean-Philippe Collard
Unknown: Mozart Exsultate Jubilate
Soprano: Elly Ameling
Conductor: Raymond Leppard
Oboe: Roger Lamoriette
Oboe: Gustave Dherin
Piano: Mahler Das Irdische Leben
Unknown: Liedlin Erdacht
Soprano: Elly Ameling
Conductor: Benjamin Britten
Conductor: Bartok Divertimento
Conductor: Paul Co
Conductor: Hugh Wolff
Producer: Arthur Johnson

: Morning Performance

Utrecht Festival of Early Music
This week Lucie Skeaping introduces highlights from last year's festival, including works by Chopin, Marenzio. Sweelinck, Leclair and Telemann.
Performers include Musica Antiqua Koln directed by Reinhard Goebel , fortepianist Ronald Brautigam , chamber ensembles Rebel and Les Voix Humaines, and vocal group Capella Amsterdam. Producer Lindsay Kemp


Unknown: Musica Antiqua Koln
Directed By: Reinhard Goebel
Unknown: Ronald Brautigam
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Stephanie Hughes introduces this week's recital from the Wigmore Hall, London. Ann Murray (mezzo),
Graham Johnson (piano)
Haydn English Canzonettas: She Never Told Her Love; Fidelity: Piercing Eyes; The Mermaid's Song
Brahms Wie Melodien Zieht Es Mir;
Nachtigall; Feldeinsamkeit; DerGangzum Liebchen; Meine Liebe 1st Grun
Chausson Chanson; Hebe; Les Heures; La Cigale; Le Colibri; Les Papillons Repeated Saturday lpm


Introduces: Stephanie Hughes
Piano: Graham Johnson
Unknown: Meine Liebe

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
This week featuring organ symphonies. See also Organ Nighton Wednesday, 6.55pm. Berlioz Overture: Beatrice et Benedict
Conductor Paul Murphy
Saint-Saens Symphony No 3 in C minor (Organ) Jane Watts (organ), conductor Graeme Jenkins
Franck Ballet Music (Hulda)
Jean-Yves Ossonce Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique Conductor Ion Marin


Conductor: Paul Murphy
Unknown: Jane Watts
Conductor: Graeme Jenkins
Conductor: Jean-Yves Ossonce Berlioz
Conductor: Ion Marin

: Opera in Action

Absent Friends. Lynne Walker goes in search of characters who might be missing but who shouldn't necessarily be presumed dead, in operas ranging from Puccini's Tosca to Bizet's Carmen, and from
Poulenc's La Voix Humaineto Britten 's
The Turn of the Screw. Producer David McGuinness


Unknown: Lynne Walker
Unknown: La Voix Humaineto Britten
Producer: David McGuinness

: In Tune

With Sean Rafferty. Music includes at 5.00 Mathias's Dance Overture, Op 16, played by the London Symphony Orchestra under David Atherton; at 5.45 Handel's Recorder Sonata in A minor, Op 1 No 4, performed by Marion Verbruggen with Ton Koopman (harpsichord) and Jaap ter Linden (cello); and at 6.45 Liszt's Waltzes from Gounod's "Faust" played by Earl Wild (piano).


Unknown: Sean Rafferty.
Unknown: David Atherton
Unknown: Marion Verbruggen
Played By: Earl Wild

: Performance on 3

The Russians
The first of two concerts this week in which a Shostakovich symphony is paired with a work by Rachmaninov. Garry Magee (baritone),
BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra. conductor Yakov Kreizberg
Bingham The Temple at Karnak Rachmaninov Spring Cantata Vasks Cantabile
Shostakovich Symphony No 6 Second concert Thursday 7.30pm


Baritone: Garry Magee
Conductor: Yakov Kreizberg

: Piano Music by Clara Schumann

Konstanze Eickhorst (piano)
Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann , Op 20; Soirées Musicales, Op 6


Piano: Konstanze Eickhorst
Unknown: Robert Schumann

: Night Waves

Isabel Hilton looks at the rise of the holistic movement and asks if it is in the vanguard of intellectual inquiry or simply a ragbag of new-age beliefs. Plus a discussion of Japanese cult writer Haruki Murakami 's new novel Norwegian Wood.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton
Unknown: Haruki Murakami

: Late Junction

Verity Sharp introduces tracks by Bill Frisell , Piano Circus and the Dakar sound ofThione
Seck's ChauffeurBi. Producer Joanne Whitworth


Introduces: Verity Sharp
Piano: Bill Frisell
Producer: Joanne Whitworth

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe. Ravel, arrMclntyre
Suite: Ma Mere I'Oye 12.30 Britten Lachrymae (Reflections on a Song of Dowland) 12.45 Prokofiev Three Dances (Romeo and Juliet) 1.00 Beethoven Piano Sonata in C sharp minor, Op 2 7 No 2
(Moonlight) Uszt Nuages Gris ; Aux Cyprès de la Villa d'Este /I (Annees de Pèlerinage, Year 3); Nocturne: Schlaflos, Frage und Antwort 1.45 Stravinsky Ragtime 2.00 Tchaikovsky Symphony No 4 in F minor
2.40 Liebermann Furioso 2.50 Bruhns Der Herr Hat Seinen Stuhl im Himmel Bereitet


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Britten Lachrymae
Unknown: Uszt Nuages Gris
Unknown: Liebermann Furioso
Unknown: Bruhns Der
Unknown: Herr Hat Seinen Stuhl
Unknown: Himmel Bereitet

: BBC Schools

3.00 Music Box 3.15 Something to Think About 3.30 Le Club 3.45 Stories and Rhymes 4.00 EAL Let's Make a Story 4.15 Together Stories

: Weber

Clarinet Concertino in E flat 4.40
Vivaldi Concerto in G minor for two cellos,
RV531 4.50 Corelli Sonata da Chiesa in minor, Op 3 No 7 5.00 Carnlolus Missa super Adesto Dolori Meo 5.20 Resptghi Trittico Botticelliano 5.45 Durufle Four
Motets surdes Themes Grégoriens, Op 10
5.50 Debussy, orch Ravel Danse (Tarantelle Styrienne)


Unknown: Adesto Dolori Meo
Unknown: Resptghi Trittico Botticelliano

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