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: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore .
Dittersdorf Oboe Concerto in G
Heinz Holliger , Bern Camerata, conductor Thomas Furi
6.35 Ireland A Downland Suite
City of London Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
7.00 Debussy Suite: Pour le Piano Jean-Yves Thibaudet
7.50 Kabalevsky Overture Pathétique, Op 64 Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Loris Tjeknavorian
8.00 Gluck Dance of the Blessed Spirits
(Orfeo ed Euridice) William Bennett (flute), English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Raymond Leppard
8.35 Dukas La Péri (Poeme Danse) French National Orchestra, conductor Leonard Slatkin


Unknown: Penny Gore
Unknown: Heinz Holliger
Conductor: Thomas Furi
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Piano: Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Conductor: Loris Tjeknavorian
Flute: William Bennett
Conductor: Raymond Leppard
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin

: Composer of the Week: Grieg

With Donald Macleod.
4: Fame
Donald Macleod continues his exploration of the life and music of Grieg with a look at the works written when the composer and his wife moved to Bergen, where they lived in a house built specially forthem. Grieg's international reputation was growing and he wrote his finest song cycle.
Wedding Day at Troldhaugen (Lyric Pieces) Percy Grainger (piano)
HolbergSuite Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, conductorTerje Tonnesen Haugtussa , Op 6
Anne Sofie von Otter (soprano), Bengt Forsberg (piano) (R)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Piano: Percy Grainger
Conductorterje: Tonnesen Haugtussa
Soprano: Anne Sofie von Otter
Piano: Bengt Forsberg

: Work in Progress

The artist Andy Goldsworthy continues work on his great sculptures in the heart of France's Haute-Provence.


Artist: Andy Goldsworthy

: Masterworks

With Stephanie Hughes. Chopin Preludes, Op 28 Alfred Cortot (piano)
10.41 Marc-Antoine Charpentier Motet: Pourles Trepasses Caroline Pelon
(soprano), Pascal Berlin (countertenor), Hans-Jorg Mammel (tenor),
Jean-Claude Saragosse (bass), Namur Chamber Choir, Ensemble La Fenice, director Jean Tubery
10.54 Saint-Saens Violin Concerto No 3 in B minor, Op 61 Kyung-Wha Chung , London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Lawrence Foster


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes.
Piano: Alfred Cortot
Piano: Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Soprano: Caroline Pelon
Soprano: Pascal Berlin
Tenor: Hans-Jorg Mammel
Tenor: Jean-Claude Saragosse
Director: Jean Tubery
Unknown: Kyung-Wha Chung
Conductor: Lawrence Foster

: Morning Performance

Aldeburgh Archive
In today's vintage s from the Aldeburgh Festival Humphrey Carpenter selects performances from the 1970s and the 1980s.
Brahms Theme and Variations (arr from
StringSextet No 1) Julian Bream and John Williams (guitars) (1975)
Bach Partita No 2 in C minor, BWV826 Mieczyslaw Horszowski (piano) (1985) Wolf Italian Songbook (excerpts)
Janet Baker (contralto), John Shirley-Quirk (baritone), Steuart Bedford (piano) (1977) William Lawes Suite in D Julian Bream and John Williams (guitars) (1975)
Beethoven Piano Sonata in D, Op 28 (Pastoral)
Mieczyslaw Horszowski (piano) (1985)


Unknown: Julian Bream
Guitars: John Williams
Piano: Mieczyslaw Horszowski
Contralto: Janet Baker
Contralto: John Shirley-Quirk
Baritone: Steuart Bedford
Piano: William Lawes
Unknown: Julian Bream
Guitars: John Williams
Piano: Mieczyslaw Horszowski

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Verity Sharp presents a recital given last year at the Wigmore Hall, London, as part of the Radio 3 New Generation Artists series.
Elisabeth Batiashvili (violin), Milana Chenavskaya (piano)
Bach Solo Partita No 1 in B minor, BWV1002 Brahms Violin Sonata No 1 in G, Op 78 (R)


Unknown: Verity Sharp
Violin: Elisabeth Batiashvili
Piano: Milana Chenavskaya

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Sibelius The Swan of Tuonela
(Lemminkainen Suite)
Conductor Osmo Vanska Sibelius Symphony No 2
Conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk
MacMillan Tuireadh (Lament for the Dead) Martin Frost (clarinet)
Conductor Osmo Vanska
Nielsen Symphony No 5 Conductor Osmo Vanska


Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Conductor: MacMillan Tuireadh

: Music Restored

French Church Music
Lucie Skeaping explores the development of religious music in France, from the Notre Dame School through to Charpentier and Couperin. Producer Steve Portnoi


Producer: Steve Portnoi

: In Tune

This eveningthe Millennium Bridge is lit for the first time with a special ceremony and a firework display. To mark the occasion
Sean Rafferty investigates how famous bridges have inspired music and chooses music associated with the Thames and London. Music includes at 5.00 Matteis's Aria Burlesca con Molto Bizzarie played by the Palladian Ensemble; at 5.45 Howells's St Paul's Service performed by Worcester Cathedral Choir under Donald Hunt ; and at
6.45 Hoist's St Paul's Suite played by the English String Orchestra conducted by William Boughton.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Molto Bizzarie
Unknown: Donald Hunt
Conducted By: William Boughton.

: Performance on 3

Colin Davis and the London Symphony Orchestra continue their Berlioz Odyssey with a live performance of Berlioz's last and most touching tribute to his adored Shakespeare, the opera Beatrice and Benedict. The composer called it "a caprice written with the point of a needle, and made his own text as faithful as possible to Shakespeare's Much Ado about Nothing. For this performance the spoken action follows Shakespeare's original English and the vocal numbers are sung in French.
Berlioz Beatrice and Benedict
London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Colin Davis
8.30 Interval: Berlioz In Love
Christopher Cook talks to biographer David Cairns about the women in Berlioz's life, his passion for Shakespeare, and how they were intertwined.
8.55 Act


Unknown: Colin Davis
Conductor: Colin Davis
Talks: Christopher Cook
Unknown: David Cairns
Beatrice: Enkelejda Shkosa (mezzo)
Benedict: Kenneth Tarver (tenor)
Hero: Susan Gritton (soprano)
Claudio: Laurent Naourl (baritone)
Somarone: David Wilson-Johnson (bass)
Ursula: Sara Mingardo (mezzo)

: Night Waves

Patrick Wright and guests discuss
Picasso's achivements as a sculptor, as a major exhibition of his works opens at the Pompidou Centre in Paris.


Unknown: Patrick Wright

: Late Junction

Fiona Talkington introduces wintry music from Kremerata Baltica, Maddy Prior and Dino Saluzzi.


Introduces: Fiona Talkington
Unknown: Dino Saluzzi.

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe. Sibelius Piano
Sonatina in Fsharp minor, Op 6 7 No 1
12.10 Verdi Overture: The Sicilian Vespers
12.20 A Gabriell Ricercar del Primo Tono alia Quarta Alta 12.35 Ernst Mielck
Quintet in F, Op 31.00 A concert of works by Wojciech Kilar given by the Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Wojciech Rajski. Piano soloist
Peter Jablonski. Orawa; Piano Concerto; Choral Prelude 1.55 Peter Benoit Hoogmis 2.50 Scriabln Poème Satanique, Op 36


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Wojciech Kilar
Piano: Wojciech Rajski.
Soloist: Peter Jablonski.
Unknown: Peter Benoit

: BBC Schools

3.00 Music Workshop 3.20 Let's Move!
3.40 Words Alive! 3.55 First Steps in Drama 4.10 Listen and Write

: Verdi

Per Me Giunto (Don Carlos ) 4.45
Morawetz Overture on a Fairy Tale 5.05 Sibelius Six Impromptus, Op 5 5.25
Geminiani Concerto Grosso in D minor, Op 7 No 2 5.35 Heinrich Bach Cantata:
Ich Danke Dir , Gott 5.50 Nicolai Overture: The Merry Wives of Windsor


Unknown: Don Carlos
Unknown: Heinrich Bach
Unknown: Ich Danke Dir

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