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: Gershwin Overture: Girl Crazy

5.05 Grainger The Gum-Sucker's March
5.10 Haydn Piano Trio in F, HXV4
5.20 Weber Sonatina ; Romance; Menuet, Op 3 5.30 Trad Romanza for guitar
5.45 Bernstein On the Town


Unknown: Weber Sonatina
Unknown: Trad Romanza

: Morning on 3

With Tommy Pearson.
6.10 Debussy Sonata MaarikaJarvi (flute), Paul Cotese (viola),
Marie-Pierre Langlamet (harp)
6.40 Britten Rejoice in the Lamb Carys Lane (soprano),
Richard Wyn-Roberts (countertenor), James Gilchrist (tenor),
Simon Preece (bass), Andrew Lumsden
(organ), Finzi Singers , director Paul Spicer
7.00 Bridge Vignettes de Marseille Kathryn Stott (piano)
7.45 lbert Escales
Los Angeles Philharmonic, conductor Andre Previn
8.00 Vivaldi Bassoon Concerto in F, RV485 Alberto Grazzi , English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
8.35 Salnt-Saens Piano Concerto No 2 in G minor Pascal Roge (piano), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit


Unknown: Tommy Pearson.
Flute: Paul Cotese
Harp: Marie-Pierre Langlamet
Soprano: Richard Wyn-Roberts
Tenor: James Gilchrist
Bass: Simon Preece
Bass: Andrew Lumsden
Unknown: Finzi Singers
Director: Paul Spicer
Piano: Kathryn Stott
Conductor: Andre Previn
Unknown: Alberto Grazzi
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Piano: Pascal Roge
Conductor: Charles Dutoit

: Composer of the Week: Szymanowski

5: NewPoland. Donald Macleod presents music from the last two decades of Szymanowski's life - exploring new paths in his newly independent Poland. Mazurka, Op 50 No 13
The Composer (piano) (1933) Slopiewnie
Teresa Krajewska (soprano), Warsaw Grand Theatre Orchestra, conductor Robert Satanowski
Children 's Rhymes (excerpts) Simon Woolf (treble), Steuart Bedford (piano)
Symphony No 4 (Symphonie Concertante) Howard Shelley (piano),
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, conductorVassily
Sinaisky Hymn to the Dawn (King Roger) Thomas Hampson (baritone)
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Soprano: Teresa Krajewska
Conductor: Robert Satanowski
Unknown: Simon Woolf
Piano: Steuart Bedford
Piano: Howard Shelley
Conductorvassily: Sinaisky Hymn
Baritone: Thomas Hampson
Conductor: Simon Rattle

: Work in Progress

Ian McEwan 's latest novel is unfolding. It is set during the retreat to Dunkirk in 1940, in the mind and memory of one of the soldiers.


Unknown: Ian McEwan

: Masterworks

With Stephanie Hughes.
Rachmaninov Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op 42 Mikhail Pletnev (piano)
10.26 Berg Aftenberg Lieder, Op 4 Juliane Banse (soprano), Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Claudio Abbado
10.39 Schubert String Quintet in C, D956 William Pleeth (cello), Amadeus Quartet


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes.
Piano: Mikhail Pletnev
Soprano: Juliane Banse
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Cello: William Pleeth

: Morning Performance

China Week
A week of programmes that contrast works by contemporary Chinese composers with music from the west inspired by China. The programmes feature performances by a younger generation of Chinese artists.
Today Christopher Cook takes a trip to the Chinese cinema.
5: Yellow Rivers and Lost Horizons
XianXinghai Yellow River Concerto
Yin Cheng-Zong (piano), Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Adrian Leaper
Julian Yu Scintillation II Members of the German Chamber
Philharmonic Dmitri Tiomkin Suite from "Lost Horizon" John Alldis Choir , National Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Charles Gerhardt Terry Riley In C Shanghai Film Orchestra, conductor Wang Yongji


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Conductor: Adrian Leaper
Conductor: Julian Yu
Unknown: Philharmonic Dmitri Tiomkin
Unknown: John Alldis Choir
Conductor: Charles Gerhardt
Conductor: Terry Riley
Conductor: Wang Yongji

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Stirrers of the Storm
A concert given last week at the Djanogly Hall in Nottingham - another in the series evoking the spirit of Byron, Liszt and the early Romantics.
Lars Anders Tomter (viola), Piers Lane (piano)
Liszt Idée Fixe; Romance Oubliee Berlioz, arr Liszt Harold in Italy


Viola: Lars Anders Tomter

: BBC Orchestras

BBC Symphony Orchestra
The ninth symphony was the last Mahler completed before his death at the age of 50. He worked on it at the same time as Das Lied von derErde and the unfinished tenth symphony.
Conductor Andrew Davis Weber Overture: Oberon Mahler Symphony No 9
See also Performance on 37. 30pm


Conductor: Andrew Davis

: Making Tracks

Blue Peter's Simon Thomas with some favourite tracks to listen to after school.
Todaythe Thunder and Lightning polka and a couple of questions about the piano: just how difficult is it to move one? (Don't try it at home.) And are pianists really animals?


Unknown: Simon Thomas

: Jazz Legends: Kenny Clarke

This week Julian Joseph focuses on the drummer Kenny Clarke - part of the bebop revolution of the 1940s along with Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk. In the 1950s Clarke worked with vibes player Milt Jackson before moving to France and setting up a big band with pianist and arranger Francy Boland.
Four new Jazz Legends CDs are now available


Presenter: Julian Joseph

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty marks the 250th anniversary of the death of Giuseppe Sammartini , composertothe Prince of Wales. Music includes at 5.35 Schumann's
Arabeske in C, Op 18, at 6.00 Grieg's In Autumn, Op 11; and at 6.40 Dvorak's Scherzo Capriccioso, Op 66.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Giuseppe Sammartini

: Performance on 3

Former principal conductor Andrew Litton returns to conduct a concert that pairs a classical concerto with a realisation of Mahler's unfinished last symphony-an alternative to the familiar version by Deryck Cooke. A concert given earlierthis month in the Colston Hall, Bristol. Ju Hee Suh (piano),
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Litton
Haydn Piano Concerto in D, H XVIII 11 Mahler Symphony No 10 (in the performing version by Clinton A Carpenter)


Conductor: Andrew Litton
Unknown: Deryck Cooke.
Conductor: Andrew Litton

: Night Waves

Twenty-five years after the death of Franco, Paul Allen investigates the way his legacy is still felt in modern Spain. Plus
Robert Skidelsky on John Maynard Keynes , as the third volume of his monumental biography is published.


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Robert Skidelsky
Unknown: John Maynard Keynes

: Hear and Now

Verity Sharp presents a second programme of contemporary Chinese music, including works by Guo Wenjing and Tan Dun played by the Nieuw Ensemble at last year's Huddersfield Festival.


Unknown: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Tan Dun

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe.
Armas Maasalo Chanson damour, Op 1 No 3 Madetoja Symphonic Suite, Op 4
12.30 Ravel String Quartet
1.00 Ivan Zajc Nikola Subic Zrinjski (excerpts) 2.10 Joaquin Nin Seguida
Espanola 2.20 Albeniz Rapsodia Espanola
2.40 Jan van Gilse Nonet 3.15 Faute Rve Nocturnes 3.45 Sibelius Suite Champetre, Op 98b3.55 Poulenc Sept Chansons
4.15 Vivaldi Concerto da Camera in D, RV94 4.25 Gluck Dance of the Furies
(Orfeo ed Euridice) 4.30 Massenet Voila Done la Terrible Cite (Thais)
4.30 Schubert Variations in E minor, D802
4.45 Mozart Fantasy in C minor, K396
5.00 Gombert Motet: Tulerunt Dominum
Meum 5.10 Corelli Sonata in D minor, Op 5 No 12 (La Folia) 5.20 Weber Clarinet Concerto No 1 in F minor. Op 73
5.40 Ferdinand David Trombone
Concertino in E flat


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Jan van Gilse
Unknown: Gluck Dance
Unknown: Corelli Sonata
Unknown: Ferdinand David

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