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: Morning on 3

With Tommy Pearson.
Schubert Impromptu in G flat, D899 No 3 Alfred Brendel (piano)
6.10 Borodin String Quartet No 2 in D Borodin Quartet
7.00Tartinl, arr Kreisler Variations on a Theme byCorelli Itzhak Perlman (violin), Samuel Sanders (piano)
7.45 Vivaldi Concerto in A a due cori, RV585 Amsterdam Loeki Stardust
Quartet, Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood
8.00 Komgold, after Mendelssohn
Overture: A Midsummer Night's Dream Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, conductor Gerd Albrecht
8.45 Enescu Romanian Rhapsody No 1 in Monte Carlo Philharmonic, conductor Lawrence Foster


Unknown: Tommy Pearson.
Piano: Alfred Brendel
Violin: Itzhak Perlman
Piano: Samuel Sanders
Director: Christopher Hogwood
Conductor: Gerd Albrecht
Conductor: Lawrence Foster

: Composer of the Week: Tchaikovsky

With Donald Macleod.
3: 1877-78
Letter Scene (Eugene Onegin )
Galina Gorchakova (soprano), Kirov Orchestra , conductor Valery Gergiev Scherzo; Mélodie (Souvenird'un Lieu Cher) Lydia Mordkovitch (violin), Marina Gusak-Grin (piano)
Symphony No 4 in F minor (1st mvt)
Leningrad PO, conductor Yevgeni Mravinsky Violin Concerto in D (3rd mvt)
Maxim Vengerov , Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Claudio Abbado (R)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Eugene Onegin
Soprano: Galina Gorchakova
Soprano: Kirov Orchestra
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Violin: Lydia Mordkovitch
Piano: Marina Gusak-Grin
Conductor: Yevgeni Mravinsky
Unknown: Maxim Vengerov
Conductor: Claudio Abbado

: Work in Progress

Theatre and opera director David Leveaux talks about his latest projects.


Talks: David Leveaux

: Masterworks

With Jonathan Swain.
Kabalevsky The Comedians, Op 26
RCA Victor SO , conductor Kirill Kondrashin
10.22 Purcell My Heart Is Inditing
Choirof Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, English Concert, directors Simon Preston and Trevor Pinnock
10.38 Weber Piano Sonata No 1 in C
Claudio Arrau (piano)
10.59 Purcell 0 Sing unto the Lord
Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, English Concert, directors Simon Preston and Trevor Pinnock
11.12 Ravel Bolero
Berlin PO, conductor Pierre Boulez


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Conductor: Victor So
Directors: Simon Preston
Directors: Trevor Pinnock
Piano: Claudio Arrau
Directors: Simon Preston
Directors: Trevor Pinnock
Conductor: Pierre Boulez

: Morning Performance

Oxford Chamber Music Festival
PetrocTrelawny introduces performances from this year's festival.
Beethoven Piano Trio in D, Op 70 No 1 (Ghost) Paul Lewis (piano), Katharine Gowers (violin), Adrian Brendel (cello) Sibelius Malinconia , Op 20
Jan-Erik Gustafson (cello), Alexander Melnikov (piano) Mendelssohn Octet in E flat, Op 20 Priya
Mitchell, Isabelle Faust , Katharine Gowers and Heime Muller (violins),
Lawrence Power and Andreij Vijtovitch (violas), Jan-Erik Gustafson and Natalie Clein (cellos)


Piano: Paul Lewis
Piano: Katharine Gowers
Violin: Adrian Brendel
Cello: Sibelius Malinconia
Cello: Jan-Erik Gustafson
Cello: Alexander Melnikov
Piano: Mendelssohn Octet
Unknown: Isabelle Faust
Unknown: Katharine Gowers
Violins: Heime Muller
Violins: Lawrence Power
Violins: Andreij Vijtovitch
Unknown: Erik Gustafson
Cellos: Natalie Clein

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Susan Sharpe introduces another concert in the weekly early music series given at the Wigmore Hall in London. In a recital given earlierthis month, French group Ensemble Clement Janequin perform songs from Renaissance France, including pieces by Janequin, Loyset Compère, Claudin de Sermizy and others.


Introduces: Susan Sharpe
Unknown: Clement Janequin
Unknown: Claudin de Sermizy

: BBC Orchestras

Ulster Orchestra
Berwald Overture: The Queen of Golconda Conductor Justin Brown
Berwald Symphony No linG minor (Sinfonie Serieuse) Conductor Jacek Kaspszyk Mozart Ballet music from "Idomeneo
Conductor Howard Shelley
Schumann Cello Concerto in A minor Paul Watkins , conductor Nicholas Braithwaite Beethoven Symphony No 2 in D Conductor Nicholas Braithwaite


Conductor: Justin Brown
Conductor: Jacek Kaspszyk
Conductor: Mozart Ballet
Conductor: Howard Shelley
Conductor: Paul Watkins
Conductor: Nicholas Braithwaite
Conductor: Nicholas Braithwaite

: Choral Evensong

From Westminster Abbey. Introit: Quern Vidistis Pastores (Poulenc). Responses (Rose). Psalm 97 (Dupuis). First Lesson: Isaiah 6, wl-8. Canticles: Wood in F. Second Lesson: 1 John 5, wl-12.
Anthem: Hodie Christus Natus Est (Schutz). Hymn: Word Supreme, before Creation (St Audrey). Organ Voluntary: Le Verbe (La
Nativite du Seigneur) (Messiaen). Organist and master of the choristers
James O'Donnell. Sub-organist Andrew Reid.


Unknown: James O'Donnell.
Unknown: Andrew Reid.

: Jazz Legends

Oscar Peterson. Julian Joseph introduces recordings made by the Canadian piano virtuoso Oscar Peterson , including excerpts from a concert he gave at London's Barbican Centre in 1984. Peterson was joined by Danish bassist
Niels-HenningOrsted Pedersen and British drummer Martin Drew. (R)


Unknown: Oscar Peterson.
Introduces: Julian Joseph
Unknown: Oscar Peterson
Bassist: Niels-Henningorsted Pedersen
Unknown: Martin Drew.

: Christmas Collection

A sequence of music for Christmas, with readings, carols and devotional music from across six centuries.

: Belief

A series of programmes in which
Joan Bakewell talks to celebrities about what they believe and why, exploring the influences that have shaped them, what ideas they have about life's big questions and how what they believe affects both their personal and professional lives. 3: Anita Roddick , Business Woman


Talks: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Anita Roddick

: Proms 2000

Only the text of the St Mark Passion survives from the first performance on Good Friday 1731. Ton Koopman has followed the musical clues it suggests and Bach's own ways of working to prepare a new performing edition.
Christoph Pregardien (tenor), Peter Kooy (baritone), Johannette Zomer (soprano), Bernhard Landauer (alto), Jorg Durmuller (tenor), Klaus Mertens (bass), Salisbury Cathedral Choir, Amsterdam Baroque Choir and Orchestra, conductor Ton Koopman
Bach, reconstr Koopman St Mark Passion (R)


Tenor: Christoph Pregardien
Tenor: Peter Kooy
Baritone: Johannette Zomer
Soprano: Bernhard Landauer
Tenor: Jorg Durmuller
Tenor: Klaus Mertens
Conductor: Ton Koopman

: Dear Sarah Bernhardt: 3: Sarah Becomes the Rage of Paris

An experiment in biography by Francoise Sagan. Adapted for radio by Pamela Grace.

The writer continues her conversation with the spirit of the dead actress.


Author: Francoise Sagan.
Adapted by: Pamela Grace
Francoise Sagan: Eileen Atkins
Sarah Bernhardt: Vanessa Redgrave

: English Chamber Orchestra

Lesley Garrett (soprano), conductor Shuntaro Sato
Yoshimatsu Threnody for Toki
Canteloube Chants d'Auvergne (excerpts) Beethoven Symphony No 6 in F (Pastoral)


Soprano: Lesley Garrett
Conductor: Shuntaro Sato

: Louis Vierne

Martin Baker plays Louis Vieme 's mighty Symphony No 3 in Fsharp minor on the organ of Westminster Abbey. (R)


Unknown: Martin Baker
Unknown: Louis Vieme

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain.
Maurice Dela Violin Sonatine
12.15 Granados The Maiden and the Nightingale 12.25 Falla Nights in the Gardens of Spain 12.50 Brahms Gestille Sehnsucht, Op 91 No 11.00 Schnittke, arr Shafran Suite in the Olden Style
Shostakovich Cello Sonata, Op 40 Franck Sonata in A 2.05 Poulenc Sinfonietta 2.35
Berio Folk Songs 3.00 Busoni Indianisches Tagebuch: Book 13.10 Bach Suite No 6 in D, BWV1012 3.40 JC Bach Quintet in G, Op 11 No 2 3.50 Marais Chaconne; Rondo 4.05 Naumann Harpsichord Concerto in B flat
4.20 Mozart Exsultate , Jubilate, K165
4.35 Uszt Reminiscences on Mozart's
"Don Giovanni" 4.50 Glinka Kamarinskaya
5.00 Debussy Minuet (Petite Suite)
Larsson Pastoral Suite, Op 19 5.20 Uszt Hungarian Rhapsody No 6 in D flat 5.35
Danzi Wind Quintet in G minor, Op 56 No 2
5.50 CPE Bach Heilig , Heilig, Wq217


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Brahms Gestille
Unknown: Franck Sonata
Unknown: Mozart Exsultate
Unknown: Glinka Kamarinskaya
Unknown: Bach Heilig

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