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: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore.
Grainger Zanzibar Boat Song
Penelope Thwaites , Wayne Marshall and John Lavender (pianos)
6.30 Dvorak Wind Serenade in D minor,
Op44 LPO.conductorChristopherHogwood
7.00 Vivaldi Concerto in G minor for four violins and cello,
RV580 Tafelmusik , director Jeanne Lamon
7.35 Beethoven Piano Trio in B flat, Op 11 (Gassenhauer) Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano), Itzhak Perlman (violin), Lynn Harrell (cello)
8.00 William Lloyd Webber Invocation Skaila Kanga (harp), City of London Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
8.45 Berlioz Overture: Les Francs-Juges LSO, conductor Colin Davis


Song: Penelope Thwaites
Song: Wayne Marshall
Pianos: John Lavender
Cello: Rv580 Tafelmusik
Director: Jeanne Lamon
Piano: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Violin: Itzhak Perlman
Violin: Lynn Harrell
Harp: Skaila Kanga
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Conductor: Colin Davis

: Composer of the Week: Vivaldi

With Donald Macleod.
5: Vivaldi's International Reputation Lute Trio in G minor, RV85 II Giardino Armonico
Violin Concerto in B flat, RV361
Giovanni Guglielmo , I Solisti Italiani
Cello Sonata in B flat, RV47 David Watkin , the King's Consort, director Robert King Concerto in G minor, RV577 (Per il orchestra di Dresda)
English Consort, director Trevor Pinnock Violin Concerto in B minor, RV391
Simon Standage , Academy of Ancient
Music, director Christopher Hogwood (R)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Giovanni Guglielmo
Unknown: David Watkin
Violin: Trevor Pinnock
Unknown: Simon Standage
Director: Christopher Hogwood

: Work in Progress

Architect Daniel Libeskind describes his work on the Victoria and Albert extension.


Unknown: Daniel Libeskind

: Masterworks

With Stephanie Hughes.
Orologio Intrada No 7 (1597) Ensemble 1492, conductor Gian Paolo Fagotto
10.07 Janacek Sinfonietta
Brno State PO, conductor Bretislav Bakala
10.31 Torroba Guitar Sonatina
Julian Bream
10.45 Haydn Concertino in C, HXV3 Ton Koopman (harpsichord),
Reinhard Goebel and Aida Stuurop (violins), Charles Mediam (cello)
10.57 Janacek Violin Concerto (Pilgrimage of the Soul)
11.09 Bach Chaconne (Partita No 2 in D minor, BWV1004) Julian Bream (guitar)


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes.
Conductor: Gian Paolo Fagotto
Conductor: Bretislav Bakala
Harpsichord: Ton Koopman
Harpsichord: Reinhard Goebel
Harpsichord: Aida Stuurop
Violins: Charles Mediam
Guitar: Julian Bream

: Morning Performance

Artist in Focus: Alfred Brendel
Humphrey Burton introduces some of Alfred Brendel 's interpretations of Beethoven drawn from the BBC Archive.
Piano Sonata in G, Op 79 (1983)
Piano Sonata in A flat, Op 26 (1970) Piano Sonata in A flat, Op 110 (1983) Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat
With the Vienna Philharmonic conducted by Simon Rattle (1998) (R)


Unknown: Alfred Brendel
Introduces: Humphrey Burton
Unknown: Alfred Brendel
Conducted By: Simon Rattle

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Schubert Fiona Talkington introduces a recital given by the Vienna Piano Trio in October at St George's, Bristol, the last in the series focusing on Schubert and the composers who influenced him.
Schubert Piano Trio in B flat, D898


Introduces: Schubert Fiona Talkington

: BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Vaughan Williams Variations on a Theme by Thomas Tallis Conductor Paul Daniel Tippett Piano Concerto
Howard Shelley , conductor Richard Hickox Beethoven Symphony No 9 in D minor
(Choral) Mary Plazas (soprano), Ann Taylor (mezzo), Rhys Meirion (tenor),
Robert Hayward (bass-baritone), BBC National Chorus of Wales, conductor Paul Daniel


Conductor: Thomas Tallis
Conductor: Paul Daniel
Conductor: Howard Shelley
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Soprano: Ann Taylor
Tenor: Rhys Meirion
Tenor: Robert Hayward
Conductor: Paul Daniel

: Jazz Legends

Abdullah Ibrahim Julian Joseph introduces recordings of the South African pianist Abdullah Ibrahim , who was forced by apartheid to spend much of his career in exile. In conversation,
Ibrahim recalls his early association with saxophonist Kippie Moeketsi in the Jazz Epistles, his move to Zurich and his first meeting with Duke Ellington, who was to become his mentor and champion. Featuring excerpts from the BBC archive of a concert Ibrahim gave at the Royal Festival Hall in 1987 with his group Ekaya, which included Carlos Wood (alto saxophone/flute), Ricky Ford (tenor saxophone), Charles Davis (baritone saxophone), Timothy Williams (trombone), Michael Bowie (bass) and Winnard Harper (drums).


Unknown: Abdullah Ibrahim
Introduces: Julian Joseph
Pianist: Abdullah Ibrahim
Unknown: Kippie Moeketsi
Flute: Ricky Ford
Baritone: Charles Davis
Unknown: Timothy Williams
Bass: Michael Bowie
Bass: Winnard Harper

: Julian Joseph at the Wigmore Hall

In the final concert from last year's jazz series given at London's Wigmore Hall, Julian Joseph is joined by South African pianist Bheki Mseleku , who spent his early days in Sweden working with trumpeter Don Cherry and bassist Johnny Dyani before moving to England in 1987. Mseleku and Joseph combine for a powerful two-piano programme of original compositions.


Unknown: Julian Joseph
Pianist: Bheki Mseleku
Unknown: Don Cherry
Bassist: Johnny Dyani

: Christmas Collection

A sequence of music for Christmas and Epiphany, 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.
9: Janet Suzman, Actor and Director


Talks: Joan Bakewell

: Performance on 3

Live from the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, Mark Elder conducts the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain in three great orchestral showpieces.
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, conductor Mark Elder.
Tchaikovsky Fantasy Overture: Hamlet Respighi The Pines of Rome
8.15 Twenty Minutes: Rack and Ruin Jonathan Glancey explores the emotional and artistic potency of ruins and analyses the complex responses they provoke. (R)
8.35 Sibelius Symphony No


Unknown: Mark Elder
Conductor: Mark Elder.
Conductor: Ruin Jonathan Glancey

: Objects of Desire

Fay Sweet presents a new design series. 5: Vitra. The Swiss-German manufacturer whose design innovations are making the work experience happier and healthier.

: Takacs Quartet

Haydn String Quartet in C, Op 33 No 3 (Bird) (R)

: Hear and Now

Verity Sharp reports from the first day of the acoustICA series at London's ICA, which featured a rare visit from American composer PetrKotik and his SEM
Ensemble. She talks with Kotik about the New York scene of the last 30 years and introduces a performance of his large-scale work There Is Singularly Nothing, and music by another New York minimalist, Morton Feldman.


Unknown: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Morton Feldman.

: Through the Night

With Jill Anderson.
Anon Minnedienst ; Aucuns-Amor-Kyrie; Mains Se Leva la BienfaitAeliz; Quand la Saison; Jist Mne Radost Ostava; Nu Sicht ManAberBeide 12.20 Chopin Piano Concerto No 2 in F minor, Op 21
1.00 A complete performance of Verdi's four-act opera // Trovatore, given at Teatro Coion, Buenos Aires, in 1969. 3.15 Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 3 in D minor 3.55 Kraus Sinfonie in D
4.15 Bruhns Madrigal: Hemmt Eure
Tranenflut 4.30 Dohnanyl Pierrette Fatyla
4.40 Rachmanlnov Polka of VR in A flat
4.50 Mozart, arr Danzi Duos from "La Clemenza di Tito" 5.00 Mendelssohn
Overture: Calm Sea and Prosperous
Voyage 5.10 Rautio Ballet: The Blue Heron
5.25 Matz Young Stringplayers
5.40 Corelll Sonata da Chiesa in A, Op 1 No 3 5.50 Wlllan Centennial March


Unknown: Jill Anderson.
Unknown: Anon Minnedienst
Unknown: Dohnanyl Pierrette Fatyla
Unknown: Rachmanlnov Polka
Unknown: Danzi Duos
Unknown: Matz Young Stringplayers

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