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: Scriabin

Piano Sonata No 4 5.05 Durante
Concerto per Quartetto No 3 in E flat 5.20 Bach Concerto in the Italian Style in F, BWV971 5.35 CPE Bach
WerlstSo WurdigalsDu , Wq222 5.45 Wagner
Prelude (Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg)


Unknown: Werlstso Wurdigalsdu

: Morning on 3

With Penny
Gore. Clementi Overture in D
Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Francesco d'Avalos
6.40 Bach Organ Sonata in G, BWV530 Ton Koopman
7.00 Beethoven Overture: Fidelio
Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, conductor Daniel Harding
7.40 Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue (original jazzband version) Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conductor James Levine
8.00 Joseph Riepel Trumpet Concerto in D Wolfgang Bauer , Camerata Fulda, director Harold Kraus
8.35 Bizet Carmen: Suite No 2
Montreal Symphony Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit


Unknown: Gore. Clementi
Conductor: Daniel Harding
Conductor: James Levine
Conductor: Joseph Riepel
Unknown: Wolfgang Bauer
Director: Harold Kraus
Conductor: Charles Dutoit

: Composer of the Week: Gesualdo

After the death of his son Alfonsino and the break down of his marriage to Leonora d'Este, Gesualdo locked himself away in his castle. Despite his worsening mental state he wrote his masterpiece The Responsoria -three sets of liturgical pieces collectively known as Tenebrae. Donald Macleod introduces the Tenebrae Responses for
Good Friday specially recorded by the BBC Singers conducted by Bo Holten.


Conducted By: Bo Holten.

: Work in Progress

Choreographer Noel Wallace adapts the Stravinsky ballet Petrushka as a modern parable and decides to dance in it - the first time in a public venue for five years.


Unknown: Noel Wallace

: Masterworks

With Jonathan Swain.
Beethoven Violin Sonata in A, Op 4 7 ZinoFrancescatti,
Robert Casadesus (piano)
10.38 Howells Motet: Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing
Choir of St John's College, Cambridge, conductor Stephen Robinson
10.47 Beethoven Symphony No 6 in F
(Pastoral) Boston Symphony Orchestra, conductor Erich Leinsdorf


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Piano: Robert Casadesus
Conductor: Stephen Robinson
Conductor: Erich Leinsdorf

: Morning Performance

George Bernard Shaw
4: The English and the Irish
On the 50th anniversary of Shaw's death, Humphrey Carpenter explores Shaw's identity. He grew up in Dublin but moved to London as a young man and became more English than the English themselves. He was a great friend of Elgar, but a critic of Stanford, and described the success of his Irish Symphony as "somewhat scandalous".
Elgar Variations on an Original Theme (Enigma)
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Adrian Boult
Stanford Symphony No 3 in F minor (Irish) Ulster Orchestra, conductor Colman Pearce


Unknown: George Bernard Shaw
Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Conductor: Adrian Boult
Conductor: Colman Pearce

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Petroc Trelawny introduces the last of a series of concerts from the Bridgewater
Hall in Manchester. The ensemble Psappha perform a recently revived suite of incidental music bythe English composer Constant Lambert and the work which Bartok wrote forthe clarinettist Benny Goodman and violinist Josef Szigeti.
Constant Lambert Concert Suite: Salome Piers Hellawell Truth or Consequences
Bartok Contrasts


Clarinettist: Benny Goodman
Violinist: Josef Szigeti.

: BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales Julian Rachlin (violin), conductor Mark Wigglesworth
Schubert Symphony No 8 in B minor (Unfinished)
Brahms Violin Concerto in D
Beethoven Symphony No 5 in C minor


Violin: Julian Rachlin
Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth

: Making Tracks

Blue Peter's Simon Thomas and Matt Baker present a music series for younger listeners, including a couple of songs from that most musical of insects, the cricket. Plus music by Wagner and tortoises dancing the can-can.


Unknown: Simon Thomas
Unknown: Matt Baker

: Music Restored

Troubadours and Trouvères
Lucie Skeaping talks to music historian
Mary O'Neill about the poet-musicians of 12th- and 13th-century France, who established a masterful tradition of song which still appeals to us today. Producer Steve Portnoi


Unknown: Mary O'Neill
Producer: Steve Portnoi

: In Tune

With Humphrey Carpenter. Music includes at 5.00 Elgar's Imperial March played by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Charles Groves ; after 6.00
Weber's Andante e Rondo Ungarese, Op 35, performed by Valeri Popov with the Russian State Symphony Orchestra under Valeri Polianski ; and at around 6.45 Clara Schumann 's Three Romances, Op 11, played byYoshiko Iwai (piano).


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter.
Conducted By: Charles Groves
Unknown: Valeri Popov
Unknown: Valeri Polianski
Unknown: Clara Schumann

: Performance on 3

Solti Memorial Concert
A memorial concert forthe late Georg Solti , given last month in the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester.
Irene Theorin (soprano), BBC Philharmonic, conductor Edward Downes
Wagner Overture: The Flying Dutchman Wagner Siegfried Idyll
Wagner Prelude and Uebestod (Tristan und Isolde)
Wagner Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey: Siegfried's Funeral March;
Immolation Scene (Gotterdammerung)


Unknown: Georg Solti
Conductor: Edward Downes
Unknown: Wagner Siegfried Idyll
Unknown: Wagner Dawn

: Night Waves

Does theatre only play a bit part in the modern world? What relevance do stage plays hold for audiences bombarded by new electronic media? With his six-part series Changing Stages starting on BBC2 this Sunday, Richard Eyre joins
Patrick Wright and guests to discuss the future of theatre in the 21st century. And Night Waves takes a look at the cruel modern literary world, as portrayed by Wonderboys, the new film by LA Confidential director Curtis Hanson , starring Michael Douglas.


Unknown: Richard Eyre
Unknown: Patrick Wright
Director: Curtis Hanson
Unknown: Michael Douglas.

: Late Junction

Verity Sharp introduces traditional Tanzanian song arranged by Hukwe Zawose , traditional Hindi devotional song and The Garden of the Sleep of Love from Messiaen's Turangalila Symphony.


Introduces: Verity Sharp
Arranged By: Hukwe Zawose

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain.
A Scarlatti Toccata per cembalo in D minor
12.15 Beethoven Symphony No 7 in A (arr for wind ensemble)
12.45 Bach Sonata in G minor for flute, violin and basso continuo, BWV525
1.00 Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Schoenberg Verklarte Nacht
2.00 Gideon Klein Piano Sonata
2.15 Britten, arr Bedford Suite: Death in Venice 2.40 Gwilt Lament for Rosie
2.50 Froberger Lamento sopra la Morte Ferdinandi Ill


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Bach Sonata
Unknown: Thomas Tallis
Unknown: Schoenberg Verklarte Nacht
Piano: Gideon Klein

: BBC Schools

3.00 Stories and Rhymes
3.15 Numbertime
3.30 Words Alive!
3.45 Listen and Write
4.05 Megamaths
4.20 Maths Challenge
4.35 Maths Challenge
4.50 Fiream-Faram

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