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: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore.
Rameau Les Fetes de Polymnie Les Talens Lyriques, director Christophe Rousset
6.10 Faure Ballade in F sharp, Op 19 Kathryn Stott (piano), BBCPO, conductor Van Pascal Tortelier
7.10 Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis
7.45 Handel Concerto Grosso in C, HWV318 (Alexander's Feast) English Baroque
Soloists, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
8.00 Mendelssohn Overture: The Hebrides
(Fingal Cave) LSO/Claudio Abbado
8.45 Rimsky-Korsakov Russian Easter Overture Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Seiji Ozawa


Director: Christophe Rousset
Director: Faure Ballade
Piano: Kathryn Stott
Conductor: van Pascal Tortelier
Unknown: Thomas Tallis
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner

: Composer of the Week: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958): 1: Walt Whitman

This week Donald Macleod explores works by Ralph Vaughan Williams that were inspired by literature.
It was Bertrand Russell who introduced the composer to the poetry of Walt Whitman, while both were undergraduates at Cambridge. The encounter altered the direction of Vaughan Williams's music.
Toward the Unknown Region
City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Norman Del Mar
A Sea Symphony (Symphony No 1, first mvt) Joan Rodgers (soprano), William Shimmell (baritone), Liverpool Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley Nocturne; A Clear Midnight (Three Poems by Walt Whitman) Ian Partridge (tenor), Jennifer Partridge (piano)
A Dirge for Two Veterans (Dona Nobis Pacem) London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Richard Hickox
Producer Piers Burton-Page


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Ralph Vaughan
Unknown: Walt Whitman
Unknown: Bertrand Russell
Unknown: Walt Whitman
Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Conductor: Norman Del Mar
Soprano: Joan Rodgers
Soprano: William Shimmell
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Unknown: Walt Whitman
Tenor: Ian Partridge
Piano: Jennifer Partridge
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Producer: Piers Burton-Page

: Work in Progress

Juliet Stevenson , currently appearing as Corinne in the Royal Court production of The Country by Martin Crimp , describes how a role develops from first reading and beyond the first night into the actual run. Producer Anne Bristow


Unknown: Juliet Stevenson
Unknown: Martin Crimp
Producer: Anne Bristow

: Masterworks

With Stephanie Hughes. This week featuring Handel cantatas and recordings by Andres Segovia.
Ponce Suite Antique in A (Homage to Weiss) Andres Segovia (guitar)
10.22 Handel Italian Cantata: II
Delirio Amoroso , HWV99 Ann Murray (mezzo), Symphony of Harmony and Invention, director Harry Christophers


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes.
Unknown: Andres Segovia.
Guitar: Andres Segovia
Unknown: Delirio Amoroso
Unknown: Ann Murray
Director: Harry Christophers

: Aldeburgh Festival 2000

Chris de Souza presents the first of five morning visits to this year's Aldeburgh
Festival. Today the Borodin Quartet begins a project to play all of the Shostakovich and Beethoven quartets.
Shostakovich String Quartet No 2, Op 68
11.40 Interval Samuel West reads from
Nicholas Crane 's book Two Degrees West, which charts his eventful walk along England's meridian.
1: Berwick to the Cheviots (R)
12.00 Beethoven String Quartet in E minor. Op 59 No 2 (Rasumovsky)


Unknown: Samuel West
Unknown: Nicholas Crane

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Stephanie Hughes introduces a recital from the Wigmore Hall in London. Barbara Bonney (soprano), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
Faure Chanson d Amour; Aurore; La Fee aux Chansons; Le Secret; Notre Amour (Five Songs to Poems byArmand Silvestre)
Liszt Comment, Disaient-ils; Enfant, si J'Etais Roi ; S 'II Est un Charmant Gazon; Oh, QuandJe Dors (Four Songs to Poems by Victor Hugo )
Debussy Le Balcon; Harmonie du Soir; Le Jet d'Eau; Recueillement (Four Songs to Poems of Baudelaire) Repeated Saturday lpm


Introduces: Stephanie Hughes
Soprano: . Barbara Bonney
Piano: Malcolm Martineau
Piano: Faure Chanson
Unknown: Etais Roi
Unknown: Victor Hugo

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Symphony Orchestra
This week featuring Schumann symphonies. Wagner Prelude: Tristan und Isolde Conductor Alexander Libreich
Bax Tintagel Conductor Vernon Handley Heppener Cantico delle Creature di San
Francesco dassisi Orla Boylan (soprano), conductor Alexander Libreich
Musorgsky, arr Rimsky-Korsakov A Night on the Bare Mountain Conductor Andrew Davis
Schumann Cello Concerto in A minor Truls Mork , conductor Andrew Davis Schumann Symphony No 1 in B flat
(Spring) Conductor Alexander Libreich


Conductor: Alexander Libreich
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Conductor: Heppener Cantico
Soprano: Orla Boylan
Conductor: Alexander Libreich
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Conductor: Truls Mork
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Conductor: Alexander Libreich

: Opera in Action

The Seven Deadly Sins: Envy
Michael White explores some of the nastier characters in opera -from lago to Salome.


Unknown: Michael White

: In Tune

With Sean Rafferty. Music includes at
5.00 Prokofiev's Symphony No 1 (Classical) played bythe Czech Philharmonic under Karel Ancerl; at 5.45 Mozart's Rondo in A minor, K511, performed by Mitsuko Uchida (piano); and at 6.40 Schumann's
Five Pieces in Folk Style, Op 102, played by Boris Pergamenschikov (cello) and Mikhail Rudy (piano).


Unknown: Sean Rafferty.
Piano: Mitsuko Uchida
Cello: Boris Pergamenschikov
Cello: Mikhail Rudy

: Performance on 3

Anthony Burton presents a concert which features premieres of important new works, including two by Elliott Carter.
Although at 92 years of age this New Yorker cannot escape the title "grand old man his new scores demonstrate what a vital force he is in today's musical world. Lucy Shelton (soprano), London
Sinfonietta, conductor Oliver Knussen Colin Matthews Two Tributes (first performance)
Jonathan Harvey Death of Light/Light of Death
Elliott Carter Asko Concerto (first UK performance); Tempo e Tempi (first performance of complete cycle)
Kenneth Hesketh The Circling Canopy of Night


Unknown: Anthony Burton
Unknown: Elliott Carter.
Soprano: Lucy Shelton
Conductor: Oliver Knussen
Conductor: Colin Matthews
Unknown: Jonathan Harvey Death
Unknown: Kenneth Hesketh

: Night Waves

Isabel Hilton examines John Mackenzie 's new film When the Sky Falls and its resonance within Irish society. The film stars Joan Allen as the journalist Veronica Guerin , who was gunned down in public by Dublin gangsters. And AS Byatt talks about her latest novel, The Biographer's Tale.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton
Unknown: John MacKenzie
Unknown: Joan Allen
Unknown: Veronica Guerin

: Late Junction

Verity Sharp presents Graham Rtkin 's work for six pianos, Shivkumar Sharma playing the santur and the late recordings of Louis Hardin , otherwise known as Moondog. Producer Felix Carey


Unknown: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Graham Rtkin
Pianos: Shivkumar Sharma
Unknown: Louis Hardin
Producer: Felix Carey

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain
Verdi Overture: La Forza del Destino
12.10 Mozart Non Piu , Tutto Ascoltai. ... Non Temer , Amato Bene, K490
12.20 Albrechtsberger Trombone Concerto in B flat
12.50 Hildegard of Bingen 0 Clarissima
1.00 Schubert Piano Trio in E flat, D89 7 (Notturno) Dvorak Piano Trio No 3 in F minor, Op 65 1.50 Sor Fantasy, Op 30
2.05 Strauss Suite in B flat for 13 wind instruments, Op 4
2.30 Grieg Symphonic Dances, Op 64


Unknown: Jonathan Swain
Unknown: Mozart Non Piu
Unknown: Tutto Ascoltai.
Unknown: Non Temer
Unknown: Strauss Suite

: 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
4.30 Mozart Overture: Cosi Fan Tutte
4.45 Let Stants String Quartet No 2
5.00 Godfrey Ridout George III, His Lament
5.15 Marcel Samuel-Rosseau Variations
Pastorales surun Vieux Noël
5.35 Charles Avison Concerto Grosso No
4 in A minor 5.45 Scriabin Prelude and Nocturne for the Left Hand, Op 9


Unknown: Marcel Samuel-Rosseau

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