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: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore.
6.05 Saint-saëns Odelette, Op 162
6.30 Rnzi Suite from "Love 's Labour's Lost"
7.05 Baldassare Galuppi Harpsichord Concerto in C minor
7.40 Peter Cornelius Love : a cycle of three choral lieder, Op 18
8.10 John Field Romance in E flat
8.30 Buxtehude Jubilate Domino


Unknown: Rnzi Suite
Unknown: Peter Cornelius Love

: Composer of the Week:Jacques Offenbach

(1819-80). With Donald Macleod. 1: The Early Years
Offenbach arrived in Paris in 1833, at the age of 14, and abandoned his studies at the Conservatoire in favour of life as a virtuoso cellist. But when he bought his own theatre his career really took off. Overture: Les Deux Aveugles
Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
Cello Concerto in G (Concerto Militaire) Ofra Harnoy , Cincinatti SO, conductor Erich Kunzel
Mesdames de la Halle (excerpts)
Monte Carlo Philharmonic , conductor Manuel Rosenthal
Ballet: Le Papillon (excerpt)
LSO, conductor Richard Bonynge
Genevieve de Brabant (excerpts) Boston Pops Orchestra, conductor Arthur Fiedler


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Unknown: Ofra Harnoy
Conductor: Erich Kunzel
Conductor: Monte Carlo Philharmonic
Conductor: Manuel Rosenthal
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Conductor: Arthur Fiedler
Ciboulette: Mady Mesple (soprano)
Raflafla: Charles Buries (tenor)

: Work in Progress

A daily series in which artists talk about their current work. Animation director
Barry Purves describes the intricate process of giving life to a latex aardvark, the star of a new animation film to be shown on BBC1 next year. Producer Paul Dodgson


Director: Barry Purves
Producer: Paul Dodgson

: Masterworks

With Stephanie Hughes. This week featuring Schubert piano pieces and recordings by RuggieroRicci.
Beethoven Ballet: The Creatures of Prometheus (excerpts) Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Claudio Abbado
10.26 Paganlni Caprices: Nos 1-5 Ruggiero Ricci (violin)
10.43 Schubert Wanderer Fantasie in C, D760 Murray Perahia (piano)
11.06Sarasate Zigeunerweisen Ruggiero Ricci (violin), LSO, conductor Piero Gamba
11.17 Stravinsky Four Etudes
CBC SO, conducted bythe Composer


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes.
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Violin: Ruggiero Ricci
Piano: Murray Perahia

: Morning Performance

Towards Schnittke
As a curtain-raiser to the BBC's celebration
Seeking the Soul: the Music of Alfred Schnittke , which takes place at London's Barbican Centre this weekend, Gerard McBurney explores the diverse musical influences on this remarkable composer.
Rachmaninov Oh Never to Sing Again, Op 4 No 4: Midsummer Nights, Op 14 No 5; Before My Window, Op 26 No 10
Emma Bell (soprano), Andrew Smith (piano) Rlmsky-Korsakov King Dodon on the Battlefield; King Dodon and the Queen of Shemakha (Suite: The Golden Cockerel) BBCSSO, conductor Paul Mann
Scriabin Piano Sonata No 9, Alexander Melnikov
Stravinsky Scherzo Fantastique , Op 3 BBCPO, conductor Edward Downes Taneyev Two Choruses, Op 15
BBC Singers, conductor Gregory Rose Sibelius Pohjola 's Daughter, Op 49 BBCSSO, conductor Paul Mann
Roslavets Aux Heures de la Nouvelle Lune
BBCSSO, conductor Paul Mann


Unknown: Alfred Schnittke
Unknown: Gerard McBurney
Soprano: Andrew Smith
Conductor: Paul Mann
Unknown: Alexander Melnikov
Unknown: Stravinsky Scherzo Fantastique
Conductor: Edward Downes
Conductor: Gregory Rose
Conductor: Sibelius Pohjola
Conductor: Paul Mann
Conductor: Paul Mann

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Stephanie Hughes introduces a concert from the Wigmore Hall, London. Barry Douglas (piano)
Beethoven Piano Sonatas: in A, Op 101; in F minor, Op 57 (Appassionata) Repeated Saturday 1pm


Introduces: Stephanie Hughes
Piano: Barry Douglas

: BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Weber Overture: Oberon
Conductor Edward Downes
Hindemrth Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Weber
ConductorYan Pascal Tortelier
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 4 in G
Alfredo Perl , conductor Mark Elder Brahms Symphony No 1 in C minor Conductor Vassily Sinaisky


Conductor: Edward Downes
Conductor: Alfredo Perl
Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky

: Opera in Action

Spieloper, the popular form of opera in the early 19th century, maintains its hold on German audiences but is all but ignored in Britain. Conductor Martin Handley explores what we are missing, with musical examples by Lortzing, Flotow and Nicolai.


Conductor: Martin Handley

: In Tune

With Sean Rafferty. Music includes at
5.30 Henry Cowell 's Hymn and Fuguing TuneNolO played by the Academy of St Martin in the Fields conducted by Neville Marriner ; at 6.00 Alan Abbot 's Alia Caccia performed by Michael Thompson (horn) and Philip Fowke (piano); and at 6.30
Mozart's Rondo Concertante for violin and orchestra, K269, played by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment directed by Monica Huggett (violin).


Unknown: Sean Rafferty.
Unknown: Henry Cowell
Conducted By: Neville Marriner
Unknown: Alan Abbot
Unknown: Alia Caccia
Horn: Michael Thompson
Violin: Monica Huggett

: Performance on 3

A concert given last night at the Queen
Elizabeth Hall in London, the second in a series called Revelations.
Mary Carewe (mezzo),
Evelyn Glennie (percussion/bagpipes),
BBC Concert Orchestra, conductors Barry Wordsworth and Dave Heath
Jeffes Air a Danser; Prelude and Yodel;
Pythagoras's Trousers; White Mischief; Now Nothing; Music by Numbers (Still Life at the Penguin Cafe)
Heath African Sunrise (Manhattan Rave) Zivkovic Concerto of the Mad Queen
Maxwell Davies An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise


Unknown: Elizabeth Hall
Unknown: Mary Carewe
Unknown: Evelyn Glennie
Conductors: Barry Wordsworth
Conductors: Dave Heath
Unknown: Maxwell Davies

: Robert Simpson at 80

Maggini Quartet, Pal Banda (cello)
Simpson String Quintet No 2 (R)

: Night Waves

Richard Coles talks to the writer
Brian Aldiss about his lifelong interest in science fiction and about his new collection of short stories Supertoys Last All Summer Long. Plus a look ahead to this year's celebration of the Maha Kumbh Mela ,
India's largest religious festival, held only once every twelve years, which attracts half a million holy men, and even more pilgrims.


Talks: Richard Coles
Unknown: Brian Aldiss
Unknown: Maha Kumbh Mela

: Late Junction

Late-night music with Verity Sharp , including traditional hocket singing of the Wagogo people from Tanzania, Louis Andriessen 's 1977 work Hoketus performed by Ensemble Hoketus, and a track from Phil Berthoud 's new album Aaargh!


Unknown: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Louis Andriessen
Unknown: Phil Berthoud

: Through the Night

With Jill Anderson. Bach Concerto in C minor
(excerpt) 12.10 Wagner Wesendonk Lieder
12.30 Reger Four Tone Poems after Arnold Bocklin , Op 128 1.00 Mozart Fugue in C minor for two pianos, K426 Brahms
Sonata in F minor for two pianos, Op 34b
1.45 Janos Fusz Quartet for flute, viola, cello andguitar2.10 Couperin Treizième Concert a deux violes 2.20 Fux Missa pro Gratiarum Actione 2.50 Bach Suite No 1 in C, BWV1066 3.15 Mendelssohn Viola Sonata in C minor3.40 Brahms Meine
Liebe 1st Grun, Op 63 No 5; Wie Melodien
Zieht Es Mir, Op 105 No 1; Feldeinsamkeit, Op 86 No 2 3.50 Weber Symphony No 1 in C 4.25Chausson Poeme, Op 25
4.35 Barber Summer Music, Op 31
4.50 Chaminade Automne, Op 35 No 2
5.05 Jean Barriere Sonata No 10 in G
5.15 Fesch Concerto in G minor for two flutes, Op 5 No 2
5.35 Hummel Rondo Brillant in A, Op 56


Unknown: Jill Anderson.
Unknown: Wagner Wesendonk
Unknown: Arnold Bocklin
Unknown: Janos Fusz
Unknown: Brahms Meine

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