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: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore.
Beethoven Trio in G for flute, bassoon and piano, WoO37
6.30 Dowland Flow, My Tears
7.00 Schubert Symphony No 5 in B flat
7.45 Moeran Fantasy Quartet for oboe and strings
8.00 Dukas, transcr Marshall Fanfare (La Peri)
8.45 Britten Canadian Carnival, Op 19

: Composer of the Week: Schumann

Five programmes in which Donald Macleod explores Schumann's final years. 3: Dusseldorf, 1850-51
Cantata: Der Rose Pilgerfahrt (excerpts) Soloists, Danish National Radio Choir and Orchestra, conductor Gustav Kuhn
Cello Concerto in A minor Steven Isserlis , German Chamber Philharmonic, conductor Christoph Eschenbach
Kyrie (Mass in C minor) Stefan Johannes Bleicher (organ), Stuttgart Radio Choir, conductor Rupert Huber


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Conductor: Gustav Kuhn
Unknown: Steven Isserlis
Conductor: Christoph Eschenbach
Unknown: Stefan Johannes
Conductor: Rupert Huber

: Work in Progress

Rehearsals begin for Matthew Bourne 's latest choreographic work -and it is back to earth with a bang for one dancer.


Unknown: Matthew Bourne

: Masterworks

With Jonathan Swain.
Poulenc Violin Sonata Yehudi Menuhin , Jacques Fevrier (piano)
10.25 Hoist Hammersmith Prelude and Scherzo Eastman Wind Ensemble, conductor Frederick Fennell
10.40 Schubert Das Lied im Grunen;
Fischerweise; Die Junge Nonne ; Gretchen am Spinnrade; Ave Maria Elly Ameling (soprano), Dalton Baldwin (piano)
11.04 Parry An English Suite
City of London Sinfonia/Richard Hickox


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Yehudi Menuhin
Piano: Jacques Fevrier
Conductor: Frederick Fennell
Unknown: Junge Nonne
Soprano: Maria Elly Ameling
Soprano: Dalton Baldwin

: Morning Performance

Utrecht Festival of Early Music
In today's selection of highlights from the 1999 festival, Lucie Skeaping introduces music from medieval, Renaissance and Baroque France - including Clerambault's cantata Medee- alongside music from
Holland. Performers include the Medieval
Strings, Ensemble Clement Janequin and Capriccio Stravagante under Skip Sempe.


Introduces: Lucie Skeaping
Introduces: Baroque France
Unknown: Skip Sempe.

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

A recital by the Vellinger Quartet given on Sunday in the Elmwood Hall, Belfast.
Beethoven String Quartet in C, Op 59 No 3 (Rasumovsky)
Janacek String Quartet No 1 (Kreutzer Sonata)

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Concert Orchestra
Saint-Saens Overture: La Princesse Jaune
Conductor Jose Serebrier
Kenneth Leighton Organ Concerto; Dance Suite No 1 John Scott (organ), conductor Barry Wordsworth
Shostakovich Ballet Suite No 1
Conductor Martyn Brabbins Faure Prelude: Penelope Conductor Jose Serebrier
Franck Les Eolides
Conductor Martin Handley
Dupre Organ Symphony No 1 in G minor
Jeremy Filsell , conductor Barry Wordsworth See Organ Nigtt from 6.55pm


Conductor: Jose Serebrier
Conductor: Kenneth Leighton
Unknown: John Scott
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Conductor: Franck Les Eolides
Conductor: Martin Handley
Conductor: Jeremy Filsell
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth

: Choral Evensong

From Truro Cathedral. Introit: It Was in That
Train (Ferguson). Responses (Leighton)
Office Hymn: Sing Alleluia Forth (Martins). Psalm 115 (Parry). First Lesson: Exodus 33. Canticles: Magdalen College, Oxford (Leighton). Second Lesson: Luke 2, w41-52. Anthem: Blessed City, Heavenly Salem (Bairstow). Hymn: Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem (St Fulbert).
Organ Voluntary: Finale from Symphony
No 5 (Vierne). Master of the choristers and organist Andrew Nethsingha. Acting assistant organist John Hosking.


Organist: Andrew Nethsingha.
Organist: John Hosking.

: In Tune

With Sean Rafferty. Music includes at
5.10 Schubert's Trio in B flat, D28, played by Jean-Philippe Collard (piano), Augustin Dumay (violin) and Frederic Lodeon (cello); at 5.35Turina's La Oracion del Torero performed by the Mexico City Philharmonic under Enrique Batiz; and at 6.40 Haydn's Piano Concerto in F. H XVIII 3, played by Leif Ove Andsnes with the Norwegian CO.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty.
Played By: Jean-Philippe Collard
Piano: Augustin Dumay
Piano: Frederic Lodeon

: Organ Night

Graeme Kay and organist Thomas Trotter present an evening of music, features and lively discussion devoted to the organ.
7.00 Gillian Weir Plays Bach Paul Guinery introduces a recital of Bach organ works from the Holmens Kirke in Copenhagen. Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV565; Three Chorale Preludes on "Nun Komm' der Heiden Heiland ", BWV659--61;
Pastorale in F, BWV590; Concerto in D minor, BWV596 (after Vivaldi);
Prelude and Fugue in D, BWV532
8.00 Organ Stops Peter Hurford talks about his complete cycle of Bach organ works, and Thomas Trotter joins him for a look at the Iberian organ. And Margaret Philips talks about her collection at the English Organ School and Museum in Dorset.
8.30 Olivier Latry Plays French Romantic Organ Music Louise Fryer introduces a recital from Truro Cathedral given by the titulaire organist of Notre Dame in Paris. Toumemire Chorale Improvisation on "Victimae Paschali"
Franck Prelude , Fugue and Variations Widor Allegro Vivace (Symphony No 5) Vieme Carillon de Westminster
9.15 Organ Stops Richard Langham Smith investigates the tradition of improvisation with Olivier Latry , Jean Guillou and Naji Hakim , and Martin Baker compares the different liturgies of Westminster Abbey and Westminster Cathedral.
Simon Preston gives his view on organ competitions, and Stephen Cleobury shows how the most important stop on the organ at King's College, Cambridge, is the acoustic of the chapel.
10.00 David Goode Plays Ancient and Modern Sarah Walker presents a recital from Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, including a new work commissioned by Radio 3 fortonight's special evening.
Anon Estampie (Robertsbridge Codex) Part Annum per Annum
Couperin L 'Elevation (Messe pour les Couvents)
Messiaen Diptyque
Francis Grier In Nomine (after John Tavemer and John Blytheman ) (first performance)
10.45 Organ Stops Ian Tracey shows off Britain's largest organ - in Liverpool's
Anglican Cathedral - and Ann-Elise Smoot and Carlo Curley discuss giant instruments in America. PlusWayne Marshall puts the fun back into organ recitals at Manchester's Bridgewater Hall. Producer Tim Thorne


Unknown: Graeme Kay
Organist: Thomas Trotter
Unknown: Gillian Weir
Introduces: Bach Paul Guinery
Unknown: Holmens Kirke
Unknown: Heiden Heiland
Talks: Peter Hurford
Unknown: Thomas Trotter
Talks: Margaret Philips
Introduces: Louise Fryer
Unknown: Franck Prelude
Unknown: Richard Langham Smith
Unknown: Olivier Latry
Unknown: Jean Guillou
Unknown: Naji Hakim
Unknown: Martin Baker
Unknown: Simon Preston
Unknown: Stephen Cleobury
Unknown: David Goode
Unknown: Sarah Walker
Unknown: Messiaen Diptyque
Unknown: Francis Grier
Unknown: John Tavemer
Unknown: John Blytheman
Unknown: Ian Tracey
Unknown: Ann-Elise Smoot
Unknown: Carlo Curley
Unknown: Bridgewater Hall.
Producer: Tim Thorne

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe. Nielsen Overture:
Maskarade 12.10 Clara Schumann Pièces Fugitives, Op 1512.25 Rimsky-Korsakov Suite: The Golden Cockerell.00 Brahms Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat Geza Anda ,
SWFSO/Hans RosbaucCL45 Wolf Intermezzo in E flat 2.05Kunzen Symphony in G minor
2.25 Glazunov Concert Waltz No 1 in D
2.35 Weber Clarinet Concerto No 2 in E flat


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Clara Schumann
Unknown: Geza Anda

: BBC Schools

3.00 Time and Tune 3.40 Together: an Assembly for Schools 4.00 Dance Workshop 4.20 Ghostwriter

: Haydn

Divertimento in E flat, H II 214.45
Handel Trio Sonata in G, Op 5 No 4 5.00
Homeman Overture: Aladdin 5.10 Mozart Concerto Fragment in E flat, K3 70b 5.20 Ponchielli Capriccio 5.30 Sibelius The Thrush's Toiling; Fire on the Island; The Bells of Berhall Church 5.40 Ernst Unko Piano Concerto No 2


Unknown: Ponchielli Capriccio

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