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: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore.
Debussy Prélude a I 'Apres-Midi d'unFaune Montreal Symphony Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit
6.30 Dvorak Five Bagatelles, Op 4 7 Domus
7.15 Bridge Suite for strings English String Orchestra, conductor William Boughton
7.35 Beethoven Wind Sextet in E flat, Op 71 Vienna Wind Soloists
8.00 Rossini Overture: The Silken Ladder
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conductor Fritz Reiner
8.35 Prokofiev Violin Concerto No 1
Kyung-Wha Chung ,
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andre Previn


Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Conductor: William Boughton
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Unknown: Kyung-Wha Chung
Conductor: Andre Previn

: Composer of the Week: Telemann

On his way to Leipzig to begin his studies in law at the university, Telemann met another reluctant lawyer - Handel - and the two quickly became lifelong friends. Today Donald Macleod traces the course of their friendship and examines some of the parallels that exist in their work.
Hamburg Ebb and Flow (Water Music) The King's Consort, conductor Robert King Brockes Passion
Martin Kleitman and Guy de Mey (tenors), Capella Savaria,
Halle Stadtssingechor , conductor Nicholas McGegan Orpheus (Act 3, Final Scene)
Dorothea Roschmann (soprano), Berlin Academy of Early Music, RIAS Chamber Choir, conductor Rene Jacobs
Concerto in D
English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Conductor: Robert King
Unknown: Martin Kleitman
Tenors: Guy de Mey
Conductor: Halle Stadtssingechor
Conductor: Nicholas McGegan
Soprano: Dorothea Roschmann
Conductor: Rene Jacobs
Director: Trevor Pinnock

: Work in Progress

Executive producer Michael Kurstow describes the process of planning and financing his latest venture, Tantalus.


Producer: Michael Kurstow

: Masterworks

With Jonathan Swain.
Tchaikovsky Capriccio Italien Leningrad Philharmonic, conductor Yevgeni Mravinsky
10.21 Uszt Aux Cypres de la Villa d 'Este II; Les Jeux d'Eau la Villa d'Este (Années de Pèlerinage. Book 3)
LazarBerman (piano)
10.41 Schubert DieJunge Nonne;
Romance (Rosamunde); Du Liebst Mich Nicht; Du Bist die Ruh
Kathleen Ferrier (contralto), Bruno Walter (piano)


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Conductor: Yevgeni Mravinsky
Contralto: Kathleen Ferrier
Piano: Bruno Walter

: Morning Performance

Cheltenham Festival 2000
Chris de Souza introduces today's recital from the Pitville Pump Room given by Polish pianist Piotr Anderszewski. Beethoven Six Bagatelles, Op 126
Szymanowski Mazurkas Op 50: Nos 13-16
11.35 Voyage of the Beagle
Five programmes this week in which
Matthew Macfayden reads from
Charles Darwin 's s vivid journal Voyage of the Beagle. 4: The Galapagos
11.55 Beethoven Variations in C on a Waltz byDiabelli. Op 120 (Diabelli Variations)


Introduces: Chris de Souza
Pianist: Piotr Anderszewski.
Unknown: Matthew MacFayden
Unknown: Charles Darwin

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Verity Sharp introduces a recital by one of Radio 3's New Generation Artists, given last year at the Wigmore Hall.
Anja Harteros (soprano) and Wolfgang Kastorp (piano) perform songs by Schubert, Schumann and Brahms. (R)


Introduces: Verity Sharp
Soprano: Anja Harteros
Soprano: Wolfgang Kastorp

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Britten Sinfonia da Requiem Conductor Oliver Knussen
Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor Robert Cohen , conductor Alexander Lazarev
Janice Watson (soprano), conductorTadaaki Otaka


Conductor: Oliver Knussen
Conductor: Robert Cohen
Conductor: Alexander Lazarev
Soprano: Janice Watson

: Music Restored

The Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music Lucie Skeaping presents highlights from this year's festival.
Bach Violin Sonata No 5 in F minor, BWV1018 Andrew Manze , Richard Egarr (harpsichord) Marais Suite in D
Palladian Ensemble Producer Christina Pritchard


Unknown: Andrew Manze
Harpsichord: Richard Egarr
Producer: Christina Pritchard

: In Tune

With Humphrey Carpenter. Music includes at 5.40 Delius's Brigg Fair (An English Rhapsody) performed by the Halle
Orchestra under Vernon Handley ; at 6.00 Schubert's Allegretto in C minor, D915, played by Andras Schiff (piano); and at
6.40 Borodin's In the Steppes of Central Asia played by the New York Philharmonic under Leonard Bernstein.


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter.
Unknown: Vernon Handley
Played By: Andras Schiff
Unknown: Leonard Bernstein.

: Performance on 3

Verity Sharp introduces a performance of Where the Rivers Meet given by the Grand Union Orchestra last month at Sadler's
Wells and talks to the composer and director Tony Haynes. The Grand Union Orchestra draws on highly individual professional and amateur musicians from many cultures - ranging from the Caribbean to China, Turkey to India -each steeped in their own traditions, but who nevertheless unite and share their skills in a fusion and celebration of musical styles. Where the Rivers Meet explores the idea of migrants, exiles and refugees flowing through a cosmopolitan city, adopting and enriching the culture as they find a temporary or permanent home.


Introduces: Verity Sharp
Director: Tony Haynes.

: Night Waves

As Christina Foyle's archive comes up for auction, Patrick Wright explores the legacy of one of the 20th century's great book collectors. Plus a review of Grant Buchanan Marshall's play The Prayer starring dub poet Jean "Binta" Breeze, which takes on the theme of religious violence and oppression within a black family.


Unknown: Christina Foyle
Unknown: Patrick Wright
Unknown: Grant Buchanan

: Late Junction

More connections and contrasts with Fiona Talkington , including wartime songs from George Formby and Messiaen's Fetes des Belles Eaux for six ondes martenots.


Unknown: Fiona Talkington
Unknown: George Formby

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain.
Kunzen Overture: Gyrithe
12.15 Purcell Te Deum in D
12.30 Schumann Piano Trio No 2 in F, Op 80
1.00 A concert by the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jeffrey Tate , given in February at the Konzerthaus Berlin.
Elgar Overture: Cockaigne (In London Town)
Britten Nocturne. Op 60
With Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor) Vaughan Williams Symphony No 5
2.45 Schubert Piano Sonata in B flat, 0960
3.30 Saint-Saens Cello Concerto No 1 in A minor
3.50 Marais La Sonnerie de Sainte-
Genevieve du Mont de Paris
4.00 Kraus Symphony in C minor
4.20 Byrd Pavan: The Earl of Salisbury; The GalliardJig
4.30 Strauss Till Eulenspiegel
4.45 Szymanowski Three Preludes (Op 1)
5.00 Falla El Sombrero de Tres Picos: Suite No 2
5.15 Puccini Manon 's Aria (Manon Lescaut)
5.20 Uszt Hungarian Rhapsody No 1
5.40 Gounod Salut Demeure Chaste et
Pure (Faust)
5.45 Tchaikovsky Voyevoda , Op 78


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Purcell Te Deum
Conducted By: Jeffrey Tate
Tenor: Anthony Rolfe Johnson
Unknown: Kraus Symphony
Unknown: Tchaikovsky Voyevoda

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