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: Morning on 3

Penny Gore. Clarke Lullabyfor violin and piano
6.50Telemann Grillen-Symphonie
7.00 Boellmann Toccata (Suite Gothique)
7.55 Albeniz, orch Arbos Navarra
8.00 Rutter Hymn to the Creator of Light
8.45 Liszt Les Préludes


Unknown: Penny Gore.

: Composer of the Week: Joseph Haydn

(1732-1809).With Donald Macleod. At the age of 16, Haydn was homeless in Vienna. It would be 13 years before he began his association with the Esterhazy family.
Symphony No 1 in 0 Academy of Ancient Music, conductorChristopherHogwood Symphony No 6 in D (Le Matin) (lstmvt) Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
Baryton Trio No 64 in D Esterhazy Baryton Trio Symphony No 72 in D
Hanover Band, director Roy Goodman


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: St Martin
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Director: Roy Goodman

: Work in Progress

Five programmes in which Paul Dodgson describes the experience of writing his first episode of the soap opera EastEnders. Producer Kate McAII


Unknown: Paul Dodgson
Producer: Kate McAii

: Masterworks

With Stephanie Hughes. This week featuring Rachmaninov piano music and recordings by Erich Kleiber.
Barber Overture: The School for Scandal
Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conductor Marin Alsop
10.15 Rachmaninov Morceaux de
Fantaisie Nikolai Demidenko
10.36 Borodin In the Steppes of Central Asia Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy
10.44 Bloch Suite
Hebraique Miriam Kramer (violin), Simon Over (piano)
10.57 Beethoven Symphony No 5 in C minor Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Erich Kleiber


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes.
Unknown: Erich Kleiber.
Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Violin: Hebraique Miriam Kramer
Conductor: Erich Kleiber

: Morning Performance

Towards Aaron Copland
In the week leading up to the centenary of Aaron Copland 's birth, Leonard Slatkin introduces a series of programmes tracing the background of the 20th century's most identifiably American composer. 1: Roots and Influences
Chadwick Overture: Rip Van Winkle BBCSSO, conductor Susanna Malkki Griffes Piano Sonata Ashley Wass Griffes The White Peacock (Roman Sketches) BBC Scottish Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Susanna Malkki Ives Songs My Mother Taught Me;
Memories; Slugging a Vampire; The Cage
Emma Bell (soprano), Andrew Smith (piano) Ives Psalm 67
BBC Singers, conductor Nicholas Kok
Ives The Gong on the Hook and the Ladder; Country Band March BBC National
Orchestra of Wales, conductor David Stern Copland Four Motets (1921)
BBC Singers, conductor Nicholas Kok
Copland Dance Symphony BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Isaiah Jackson


Unknown: Aaron Copland
Unknown: Aaron Copland
Introduces: Leonard Slatkin
Conductor: Susanna Malkki
Conductor: Susanna Malkki
Soprano: Andrew Smith
Conductor: Nicholas Kok
Conductor: David Stern
Conductor: Nicholas Kok
Conductor: Isaiah Jackson

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Stephanie Hughes presents a recital from the Wigmore Hall, London.
Kalichstein/Laredo/Robinson Piano Trio Schubert Notturno in Eflat, D897
Brahms Piano Trio in B, Op 8 (revised version) Repeated Saturday 1pm


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Unknown: Schubert Notturno

: BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Mozart Overture: The Magic Flute Conductor Nicholas Kraemer
Mozart Symphony No 31 in D (Paris) Conductor Joseph Swensen
Mozart Violin Concerto No 3 in G, K216 Krysia Osostowicz , conductor Joseph Swensen
Schubert Entr 'acte (Rosamunde, D797) Conductor Nicholas Kraemer
Mozart Adagio in E, K261 Krysia Osostowicz (violin), conductor Joseph Swensen
Mozart Symphony No 36 in C (Linz) Conductor Joseph Swensen


Conductor: Nicholas Kraemer
Conductor: Joseph Swensen
Conductor: Krysia Osostowicz
Conductor: Joseph Swensen
Conductor: Schubert Entr
Conductor: Nicholas Kraemer
Conductor: Mozart Adagio
Conductor: Joseph Swensen
Conductor: Joseph Swensen

: Making Tracks

Blue Peter's Matt Baker chooses some favourite tracks to tune in to after school.
Every day this week he's playing some of the best ever music written for cartoon films. Also today, some music which creates a picture in your mind of the sea - Debussy's La Mer.
EMAIL: making.tracks@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Matt Baker

: Opera in Action

Gunpowder, Treason and Plot. Michael White investigates operas with political subtexts, from The Marriage of Figaro and FidelioXa Verdi's early La Battaglia di Legnano and the ill-fated Emperorof
Atlantis, which ensured Viktor Ullman's death in Auschwitz.


Unknown: Michael White

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty with arts news, music and guests, including choreographer
Paul Taylor. Music includes at 5.35Chabrier's Larghetto for horn and orchestra; at 5.50
Nielsen's Humoreske-Bagateller for piano, Op 11; and at 6.40 Tchaikovsky's Fantasy Overture: Romeo and Juliet.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Paul Taylor.

: Chinese Evening

Isabel Hilton presents the opening evening in Radio 3's season of programmes exploring culture in contemporary China.
7.30 Two Steps Forward One Step Back As coffee shops spread across Beijing, what does it mean to be Chinese today?
8.00 The Voice of the Artist
Artists discuss their place in modern
China, including avant-garde artist Sheng Qi and poet Xi Chuan .
9.00 The Rise of the New Left Many Chinese see greater inequality today than under Mao and a new musical about
Che Guevara has brought the arguments to a head. Shen Lin , one of its authors, explains the call for a new cultural revolution.
9.45 The Emperor Is Far Away
Beijing-based journalist Jasper Becker visits the province of Henan to reflect on life at the heart of rural China.
10.30 The Search for Belief
Isabel Hilton examines the role of religious faith and other spiritual practices in China.
11.15 The City of Eternal Spring- a Portrait of Kunming in Yunnan
The province of Yunnan is also home to 26 of China's 56 different ethnic groups. But what is the cultural state of these minorities and their relationship to the Han majority? Far from Beijing and Shanghai, the city of Kunming also offers an insight into Chinese life outside the centres of political and economic control and change. Producers Julian May and Anthony Denselow Editor Abigail Appleton


Unknown: Isabel Hilton
Artist: Sheng Qi
Unknown: Xi Chuan
Unknown: Shen Lin
Unknown: Jasper Becker
Unknown: Isabel Hilton
Unknown: Anthony Denselow
Editor: Abigail Appleton

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain. Haydn Piano Sonata in D, H XVI 3312.20 Nivers Officium
Defunctorum 12.50 Schubert Polonaise in B flat, 05801.00 Haydn String Quartet in G, Op 7 7 No 1 Mozart Oboe Quartet in F, K370 Brahms String Quartet No 2 in A minor, Op 51 No 2 2.10 Beethoven Piano Concerto No 5 in Eflat 2.50 Bruckner Motets: Locus Iste; Christus Factus Est


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Schubert Polonaise

: 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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