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: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore.
Debussy Préludes, Book 2: Nos 7,8, 10, 11 CecileOusset (piano)
6.45 Takemitsu To the Edge of a Dream Julian Bream (guitar),
CBSO, conductor Simon Rattle
7.00 Schubert Rondo in D, D608
Yaara Tal and Andreas Groethuysen (piano)
7.45 CPE Bach Trio in B minor, Wql43 Wilbert Hazelzet (flute), AldaStuurop (violin), Jacques Ogg (harpsichord)
8.00 Villa-Lobos Fantasia
John Harle (soprano saxophone), Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
8.40 Beethoven Choral Fantasia
Menahem Pressler (piano),
Central German Radio Chorus, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, conductor Kurt Masur


Conductor: Simon Rattle
Unknown: Yaara Tal
Piano: Andreas Groethuysen
Flute: Wilbert Hazelzet
Violin: Jacques Ogg
Soprano: John Harle
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Conductor: Kurt Masur

: Composer of the Week: Weill

In thirties Germany the collaborative works of Kurt Weill and Berthold Brecht invited a hostile reception from the increasingly dominant Nazi party and led both men to be placed on a wanted list, causing them to flee their native country. "One must treat a composer like Weill with distrust, especially when he, as a Jew, allows himself to use a German opera stage for his un-German purposes," wrote one Nazi sympathiser. Today Donald Macleod looks at the difficult but fruitful partnership between Kurt Weill and Berthold Brecht.
Threepenny Opera Berthold Brecht,
Theo Mackeben and his Jazz Orchestra
Death in the Forest Peter Kooy (bass), Ensemble Musique Oblique, conductor Philippe Herreweghe
Seven Deadly Sins Marianne Faithfull , Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Dennis Russell Davies


Unknown: Kurt Weill
Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Kurt Weill
Unknown: Theo MacKeben
Bass: Peter Kooy
Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe
Unknown: Marianne Faithfull
Conductor: Dennis Russell Davies

: Work in Progress

Theatre director Declan Donellan talks about his cast of Russian actors for a recent production of Pushkin's Boris Godunov in Moscow.


Talks: Declan Donellan
Unknown: Boris Godunov

: Masterworks

With Jonathan Swain.
Agrell Sinfonia in F, Op 1 No 6 Boyd Neel String Orchestra, conductor Boyd Neel
10.14 Tchaikovsky The Battle of Poltava (Mazeppa) Gothenburg SO, conductor Neeme Jarvi
10.20 Scriabin 12 Etudes, Op 8 Piers Lane (piano)
10.51 Dvorak Serenade in E, Op 22 Boyd Neel String Orchestra, conductor Boyd Neel
11.20 Flotow, arr J Walton The Last Rose of Summer (Martha) Ada Alsop (soprano), Boyd Neel String Orchestra, conductor Boyd Neel


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Boyd Neel
Piano: Dvorak Serenade
Unknown: Boyd Neel
Soprano: Ada Alsop
Soprano: Boyd Neel

: Morning Performance

Geoffrey Smith introduces performances given by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under its conductors past and present. 3: Boulez Meets Bruckner
Webern Five Movements, Op 5 Boulez Livre pour Cordes
Bruckner Symphony No 9 in D minor Conductor Pierre Boulez


Introduces: Geoffrey Smith
Conductor: Pierre Boulez

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Petroc Trelawny presents the final BBC
New Generation recital given at the Chester and Buxton Festivals
Paul Lewis (piano), Leopold String Trio
Dohnanyl Serenade for string trio, Op 10 Mozart Piano Quintet in G minor, K4 78


Piano: Paul Lewis

: BBC Proms 2000

Another chance to hear last Wednesday's Prom.
Martha Argerich (piano), San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas
Ruggles Sun-Treader
Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor
Stravinsky The Rite of Springm


Piano: Martha Argerich
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas

: Choral Evensong

From St Mary and All Saints Church,
Fotheringay, Northamptonshire, sung by the choir ofGonville and Caius College, Cambridge. Introit: Give Me My Scallop-
Shell of Quiet (Power). Responses (Bines). Psalm 119, w57-72 (Manohar, Turville). First Lesson: 2 Samuel 18. vl9-19, v8. Office Hymn: The Lord, whom Earth and Sea and Sky (Parker's Piece) (Bines).
Magnificat (Plummer). Second Lesson: Acts 4, w23-31. Nunc Dimittis (Frances-Hoad). Anthem: Passio Christi Conforta
Me (Young). Prayer-Anthem: Since I Believe in God the Father Almighty (Holloway). Hymn: Come, Holy Ghost, Our Souls Inspire (Tree Court) (Manohar). Organ Voluntary: Felix Namque (Griffiths).
Director of music Geoffrey Weber. Organ scholars Timothy Uglow and Gavin Roberts.


Music: Geoffrey Weber.
Unknown: Timothy Uglow
Unknown: Gavin Roberts.

: In Tune

With Sean Rafferty. Music includes at
5.35 Corelll's Concerto in B flat, Op 6 No 5, played by Europa Galante conducted by Fabio Biondi : at 5.45 Haydn's Piano
Sonata in C, H XVI 50 performed by Glenn Gould ; and at 6.40 Schumann's Overture, Scherzo and Finale, Op 52, played by the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra conducted by Kurt Masur.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty.
Played By: Europa Galante
Conducted By: Fabio Biondi
Unknown: Glenn Gould
Conducted By: Kurt Masur.

: BBC Proms 2000

From the Royal Albert Hall , London. Two great choral symphonies: Beethoven's ninth - without which no Proms season would be complete - and Stravinsky's masterpiece, bring this year's survey of psalm settings to a close.
Marina Mescheriakova (soprano), Birgitte Svenden (mezzo), Kim Begley (tenor), John Tomlinson (bass), BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Bernard Haitink. Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms
7.55 Twenty Minutes: Poetry Proms Jo Shapcott , poet-in-residence at the Proms, introduces the final event from the Serpentine Gallery, in which she reads from her own work, with the poet
Paul Farley , including new poems on one of the Proms themes this year, "Celebration".
8.15 Beethoven Symphony No 9 in D minor (Choral)
Repeated Thursday 14 September at 2pm
PROMS CD OFFER: Don't miss this opportunity to buy an exclusive Proms 2000 double CD featuring artists and composers from this year's Proms for only £5.99 including P&P. To order, send a cheque payable to RT Shop, to[address removed] or call [number removed].


Unknown: Albert Hall
Soprano: Marina Mescheriakova
Soprano: Birgitte Svenden
Tenor: Kim Begley
Tenor: John Tomlinson
Conductor: Bernard Haitink.
Unknown: Jo Shapcott
Unknown: Paul Farley

: Shakespeare for the Millennium

Richard Eyre , Professor Jonathan Bate ,
Bob Crowley and Fiona Shaw examine the future of Shakespeare in ourtheatres, cinemas and schools and overthe airwaves in the new millennium. (R)


Unknown: Richard Eyre
Unknown: Professor Jonathan Bate
Unknown: Bob Crowley
Unknown: Fiona Shaw

: Late Junction

Verity Sharp introduces traditional music from Armenia and Georgia, Orlando Gibbons played by Fretwork, and the electronic soundscapes of American composer Alvin Curran.


Introduces: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Orlando Gibbons
Unknown: Alvin Curran.

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain. Anon, arr Memelsdorff/ Staier Court Masques underCharleslandll
12.20 Schickhardt Concerto in G minor for flute and two oboes 12.35 Bruckner Motets: Ave Maria; Christus Factus Est; Locus Iste 1.00 Rosbaud, Stravinsky and Stokowski conduct the South West German RSO in performances given in the early fifties 2.00 Paganini Moses Fantaisie 2.10 Glick Suite Hébraïque No 5
2.25 Strauss Four Last Songs 2.45
Wleniawski Violin Concerto No 13.15
Tchaikovsky The Seasons 3.55 Rlmsky-
Korsakov Overture: May NightA.10 Mozart Rute Quartet in C, K285b 4.35 Bach Motet: Singet dem Herrn ein Neues Lied, BWV225
4.50 Vivaldi ConcertolnGminorperl'Orchestra diDresda, RV5775.00 Hummel TrioinEflat Op
125.20 Joseph Lauber Sonata Fantasia in Una Parte, Op505.35Schoeck Zwei klavierstücke, Op 29 5.45 Jan Blockx Flemish Dances


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Paganini Moses
Unknown: Mozart Rute
Unknown: Joseph Lauber

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