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: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore.
Rameau Les Fêtes d'Hebe (Les Talens Lyriques)
6.40 Bax Octet for horn, piano and string sextet
7.00 Mozart Concerto in C for flute and harp, K299
7.45 Gottschalk Bamboula (Danse des Negres)
8.00 Rossini Overture: William Tell
8.40 Shostakovich Ballet Suite No 3


Unknown: Bax Octet
Unknown: Gottschalk Bamboula
Unknown: William Tell

: Composer of the Week:George Frideric Handel

(1685-1759). This week Donald Macleod explores the life and work of George Frideric Handel, beginning with his early operatic career in Hamburg and Rome.
Overture: Almira Fiori Musicali , conductor Andrew Lawrence-King Violin Sonata in G, HWV358
Elizabeth Wallfisch , Richard Tunnicliffe (cello), Paul Nicholson (harpsichord) Italian Cantata: La Lucrezia , HWV145 Veronique Gens (soprano), Les Basses Reunies
// Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno (excerpt)
Les Musiciens du Louvre, conductor Marc MinkOWSki Producer Lyndon Jones


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: George Frideric
Conductor: Almira Fiori Musicali
Unknown: Elizabeth Wallfisch
Cello: Richard Tunnicliffe
Cello: Paul Nicholson
Unknown: La Lucrezia
Soprano: Veronique Gens
Producer: Lyndon Jones
Beauty: Isabelle Poulenard (soprano)
Pleasure: Jennifer Smith (soprano)
Disillusion: Nathalie Stutzmann (contralto)
Time: John Elwes (tenor)

: Work in Progress

Deborah Moggach talks about her television adaptation of Nancy Mitford 's novel The Pursuit Of Love. Producer Fiona McLean


Talks: Deborah Moggach
Unknown: Nancy Mitford
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Masterworks

With Stephanie Hughes. This week featuring Bruch orchestral music and recordings by Artur Schnabel.
Elgar Introduction and Allegro, Op 4
Allegri String Quartet, Sinfonia of London, conductor John Barbirolli
10.21 Handel Trio Sonata in B flat, Op 2 No 3 L'Ecoled'Orphee
10.33 Bruch Kol Nidrei
GregorPiatigorski (cello), Philhadelphia Orchestra, conductor Eugene Ormandy
10.43 Tavener Three Antiphons Choir of St Paul's Cathedral, conductor John Scott
10.50 Nielsen Overture; Prelude to Act 2; Cockerel's Dance (Maskarade)
Gothenberg SO, conductor Neeme Jarvi
11.04 Beethoven Piano Sonata in C, Op 53 (Waldstein) Artur Schnabel


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes.
Unknown: Artur Schnabel.
Conductor: John Barbirolli
Unknown: Bruch Kol Nidrei
Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
Conductor: John Scott
Unknown: Artur Schnabel

: Morning Performance

English Cathedral Music
A concert given last June in Truro Cathedral by the cathedral choir and organists under Andrew Nethsinger. With an improvisation by Olivier Latry on the cathedral organ. Handel Coronation Anthem: Zadok the Priest, HWV258
Greene Lord , Let Me Know Mine End J Handl Omnes de Saba Venient
Gibbons 0 Thou, the Central Orb
Anon English 16th-century My Lady Carey's
Dompe Hans Neusledler The Jew's Dance; Court Dance John Hosking (organ)
Stanford Justorum Animae (Three Motets, Op 38)
Elgar Ave Verum
Corpus Parry My Soul, There Is a Country (Songs ofFarewell)
Dupre Cortege and Litany ChristopherTeel (organ)
Walton Drop , Drop Slow Tears
Howells Magnificat (Gloucester Service) Wietz Stella Maris (Symphony No 1 for organ) John Hosking
Traditional Steal Away to Jesus


Unknown: Andrew Nethsinger.
Unknown: Olivier Latry
Unknown: Greene Lord
Unknown: Saba Venient
Unknown: Dompe Hans Neusledler
Unknown: Corpus Parry
Unknown: Dupre Cortege
Unknown: Walton Drop
Unknown: Wietz Stella Maris
Unknown: John Hosking

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

New Generation Artists
From the Wigmore Hall, London, Verity Sharp presents the first of this season's concerts featuring Radio 3's New Generation Artists. Emma Bell (soprano), Julius Drake (piano)
Britten On This Island, Op 11
Schubert Die Manner Sind Mechant,
D866c; Die Gebusche, D646; Du Bist die Ruh, D776; Der Schmetterling, D663 Debussy Fetes Galantes
Strauss Traum durch die Dammerung; Schlagende Herzen ; Nachtgang;
Poulenc Airs Chantes Repeated Saturday 1pm


Unknown: Verity Sharp
Soprano: Julius Drake
Unknown: Strauss Traum
Unknown: Schlagende Herzen

: BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Novak Overture: Lady Godiva Conductor Libor Pesek
Dvorak Cello Concerto in B minor
Hugh Timothy , conductor JerzyMaksymiuk Novak De Profundis
Conductor Libor Pesek
Kodaly Concerto for Orchestra Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier


Conductor: Libor Pesek
Conductor: Hugh Timothy

: Opera in Action

Michael White concludes his journey through the Seven Deadly Sins in opera with a look at greed, sloth and gluttony.


Unknown: Michael White

: In Tune

With Humphrey Carpenter. Music includes at 5.00 Cherubini's Overture: Anacreon played by the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Otto Klemperer ; at 5.40
Dvorak's The Noonday Witch performed by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra under Nikolaus Harnoncourt ; and at 6.00 Brahms's Rhapsody in B minor, Op 79Nol, played by Julius Katchen (piano).


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter.
Conducted By: Otto Klemperer
Unknown: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Played By: Julius Katchen

: Performance on 3

Live from the New Theatre, Cardiff, Welsh
National Opera's new production of Tchaikovsky's opera The Queen of Spades, based on Pushkin's novella. Although engaged to Prince Yeletsky, the beautiful Lisa is swept off herfeet by Herman, a handsome but poor officer. When he finds out that the countess, Lisa's grandmother, was once a gambler and knows the secret of the three cards guaranteed to win, he becomes obsessed with learning her secret in orderto make his fortune and win Lisa's hand. Catastrophe inevitably follows.
Welsh National Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Vladimir Jurowski
Tchaikovsky The Queen of Spades Act
7.30 Twenty Minutes: Knowing When to Fold 'Em Broadcaster and journalist
Michael Bywatertakes a look at the playing card as a dramatic device.
7.50 Act 2
8.50 Twenty Minutes: On Gambling Andrew Jefford talks to gambler John Livingstone-Learmonth about the pleasures and pains of the wager.
9.10 Act 3


Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski
Unknown: Michael Bywatertakes
Talks: Andrew Jefford
Unknown: John Livingstone-Learmonth
Lisa: Susan Chilcott (soprano)
Countess: Susan Gorton (soprano)
Herman: Vitali Taraschenko (tenor)
CountTomsky: Robert Hayward (baritone)
Tchekalinsky: Peter Hoare (tenor)
Sourin: Matthew Hargreaves (baritone)
Yeletsky: Garry Magee (baritone)
Pauline: Emma Selway (mezzo)
Tchaplitsky: Neil Jenkins (tenor)

: Late Junction

Fiona Talkington introduces contrasting sounds from Iceland, with music by Bjork and the instrumental ensemble Caput.


Introduces: Fiona Talkington

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe. Mendelssohn Spring
Song, Op 62 No 612.40 Rontgen Symphony
1.00 Haydn String Quartet in D minor, Op 76 No 2 (Fifths) Schumann String
Quartet in A, Op 41 No 3 Weber Clarinet
Quintet in B flat, Op 34 2.20 lbert Little Suite in 15 Pictures 2.40 Debussy Ballet: Jeux


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.

: BBC Schools

3.00 Something to Think About 3.15
Playtime 3.30 Music Box 3.45 Let's Move!
4.05 Alphabet Time 4.15 Counting Time
4.25 Let's Make a Story 4.40 Let's Sing!

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