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: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore.
Mozart Divertimento in D, K316
Academy of St Martin in the Reids, conductor Neville Marriner
6.20 Granados Madrigal Ramon Jaf fe (cello), Andreas Frolich (piano)
7.00 Purcell King Arthur, orthe British Worthy The Parley of Instruments, director Roy Goodman
7.20 Bridge The Two Hunchbacks Britten Sinfonia, conductor Nicholas Cleobury
8.00 Berlioz Overture: Benvenuto Cellini
Orchestre de I'Opera Bastille, conductor Myung-Whun Chung
8.50 Respighi St Gregory the Great (Church Windows)
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jesus Lopez-Cobos


Conductor: Neville Marriner
Cello: Andreas Frolich
Director: Roy Goodman
Conductor: Nicholas Cleobury
Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
Conductor: Jesus Lopez-Cobos

: Composer of the Week:Richard Rodney Bennett

Donald Macleod talks to Richard Rodney Bennett about his life and music.
A Contemplation upon Flowers BBC Singers, conductor Stephen Cleobury
Partita BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Barry Wordsworth
Noctuary (Variations on a Themeby Scott Joplin ) John McCabe (piano)


Talks: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Richard Rodney
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Unknown: Scott Joplin
Piano: John McCabe

: Work in Progress

Thomas Lynch talks about his current poetry and prose, including Manse and Mortuary, a poem about the relationship between undertakers and the clergy.


Talks: Thomas Lynch

: Masterworks

With Jonathan Swain.
Copland Billy the Kid (excerpts) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Charles Gerhardt
10.16 Schumann Noveletten, Op 21: Nos 1-5 Ronald Brautigam (piano)
10.44 Monteverdi Beatus Vir
Taverner Consort, Choir and Players, director Andrew Parrott
10.54 Griffes The Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan , Op8 RCA Symphony Orchestra, conductor Charles Gerhardt
11.06 Schumann Nachtstucke, Op 23 Sviatoslav Richter (piano)


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Conductor: Charles Gerhardt
Piano: Ronald Brautigam
Director: Andrew Parrott
Unknown: Kubla Khan
Conductor: Charles Gerhardt
Piano: Sviatoslav Richter

: Morning Performance

Enlightenment in Edinburgh
4: St Cecilia's Hall. Kirsteen McCue presents a concert of music from the Enlightenment as it might have been played at the home of the Edinburgh Musical Society, including works by Handel, Corelli, Leclair and Kelly.


Unknown: Kirsteen McCue

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

A recital given last October in the BT
Studio at the Waterfront Hall, Belfast Leon McCawley (piano).
Beethoven Variations in F, Op 34
Liszt Petrarch Sonnet No 4 7 (Années de Pèlerinage, Year 2);
Les Jeux d'Eau a la Villa d'Este (Annees de Pèlerinage, Year3)
Poulenc Trois Pièces (1928)
Beethoven Piano Sonata in E flat, Op 81a (LesAdieux){R)


Piano: Leon McCawley

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Rachmaninov, orch Respighi Etudes
Tableaux Conductor Yevgeni Svetlanov Mahler Ruckert Lieder Jean Rigby (mezzo), conductor Leonard Slatkin Rachmaninov The Isle of the Dead
Conductor Yevgeni Svetlanov Mahler Symphony No 1
Conductor Leonard Slatkin


Conductor: Yevgeni Svetlanov
Unknown: Jean Rigby
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
Conductor: Yevgeni Svetlanov
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin

: Music Restored

Lucie Skeaping visits the conductor, keyboard player and musicologist
Christopher Hogwood at his Cambridge home, talks to him about his career and plays some of his recordings. Producer Jeremy Hayes


Unknown: Lucie Skeaping
Musicologist: Christopher Hogwood
Producer: Jeremy Hayes

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty presents arts news and music, including at 5.45 Vivaldi's Cantata: Cessate, Omai Cessate performed by countertenor Andreas Scholl with Ensemble 415 directed by Chiara Bianchini ; at 6.00 Brahms Waltzes, Op 39, performed by pianists Dinu Lipattti and Nadia Boulanger; and at 6.45 Honegger's Pastorale d'Ete played by the Toulouse Capitole Orchestra conducted by Michel Plasson.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Omai Cessate
Unknown: Andreas Scholl
Directed By: Chiara Bianchini
Conducted By: Michel Plasson.

: Performance on 3

A concert from London's Barbican Hall. The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is famous for its full, warm sound, nurtured under a succession of distinguished musical directors. Conductor
Mariss Jansons 's London appearances have been infrequent in recent years, and therefore this is a welcome opportunity to hear his account of Brahms's second symphony and Stravinsky's Petrushka. Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, conductor Mariss Jansons
Stravinsky Ballet: Petrushka
8.15 Twenty Minutes: Experience
Bill Nighy reads the first of two extracts from Martin Amis 's eagerly awaited memoir Experience, which concerns his father Kingsley, his own early literary endeavours and affairs of the heart. One of Britain's most lauded writers, Martin Amis was inspired to write his memoir by some remarkable experiences in 1997 - his father died, he left his agent, and his friendship with Julian Barnes ended. He also discovered that his long-lost cousin, Lucy Partington , had died at the hands of serial killer Frederick West. Part 2 is tomorrow at 8pm.
8.35 Brahms Symphony No 2 in D


Conductor: Mariss Jansons
Conductor: Mariss Jansons
Unknown: Bill Nighy
Unknown: Martin Amis
Unknown: Martin Amis
Unknown: Julian Barnes
Unknown: Lucy Partington
Unknown: Frederick West.

: Night Waves

Laura Cumming meets one of the major figures of modern literature, Doris Lessing , whose new novel Ben, in the World takes u p the story of her powerfu 11988 book The Fifth Child, which chronicled the growing tensions and despair of a family traumatised by a wild, violent child. Now a maladjusted teenager, Ben goes out into the world.


Unknown: Laura Cumming
Unknown: Doris Lessing

: Late Junction

Fiona Talkington introduces more late-night listening, including Turkish drumming and music from Hungary and Bulgaria.


Introduces: Fiona Talkington

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe.
Shostakovich The Age of Gold (excerpt)
12.10 Beethoven Horn Sonata in F, Op 17
12.20 Wagner Wesendonk Lieder
12.40 Chopin Ballade No 4 in F minor, Op 52
1.00 A concert given in the church of St Sophia, Ophrid, Macedonia, in August
1986 by the Moscow Chamber Orchestra directed by Victor Tretyakov (violin).
Mozart Violin Concerto No 4 in D, K218 Shostakovich Chamber Symphony, Op 110a Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings in C, Op 48
2.20 Janos Fusz Quartet
2.55 Pezel Overture in D minor
3.10 Brahms Serenade No 2 in A, Op 16
3.45 Diepenbrock Puisque I 'Aube Grandit
3.55 Sibelius, arrTaubmann Malincolia, Op 20
4.15 Mozart Flute Quartet in C, K285b (2ndmvt)
4.25 Hildegard of Bingen Ave Generosa
4.35 Spohr Fantasia in C minor, Op 53
4.45 Heino Eller Romance; Dance; A Homeland Tune
5.00 Faure Dolly Suite. Op 56
5.20 Hendrik Andriessen Ballade
5.30 Handel, arr Halvorsen Passacaglia in G minor
5.40 Respighi Ancient Airs and Dances: Suite No 2


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Wagner Wesendonk Lieder
Unknown: Chopin Ballade
Directed By: Victor Tretyakov
Unknown: Tchaikovsky Serenade
Unknown: Janos Fusz
Unknown: Spohr Fantasia
Unknown: Heino Eller
Unknown: Faure Dolly Suite.
Unknown: Hendrik Andriessen Ballade
Unknown: Halvorsen Passacaglia

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