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: Ravel

La Valse 5.15 Sweelinck Variations on "Mein Junges Leben Hat ein End
5.25 Wagenaar Overture: Fruhlingsgewalt
5.40 Henry du Mont Motet: 0 Salutaris Hostia

: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore.
Jose Marin Sepan Todos Que Muero Montserrat Figueras (soprano), Rolf Lislevand (guitar),
Pedro Estevan (percussion)
6.20 Hummel Concertino in G, Op 73 London Mozart Players, director Howard Shelley (piano)
7.00 Beethoven, transcr Uszt Symphony No 6 in F (Pastoral) (1st mvt) Glen Gould (piano)
7.25Schntttke Gratulationsrondo
Gidon Kremer (violin)
Christoph Eschenbach (piano)
8.30 Balakirev In Bohemia
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Vassity Sinaisky
8.50 Lutoslawski Paganini Variations Peter Jablonski (piano),
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy


Guitar: Rolf Lislevand
Guitar: Pedro Estevan
Piano: Howard Shelley
Piano: Glen Gould

: Composer of the Week: Monteverdi

With Donald Macleod.
2: Opera
Monteverdi started writing dramatic works early in his career at the opulent court of the Gonzaga family in Mantua. He made an impressive operatic debut with Orfeo in 1607 and quickly followed this up with another full-length opera, Ariadne. By the time Monteverdi had moved to take up an appointment at the basilica of St Mark's in Venice, opera was firmly established as a popular entertainment in Italy. In his seventies, Monteverdi returned to the genre with an opera which displays all his dramatic talents, II Ritornod Ulisse. Lasciate i Monti (Orfeo, Act 1) Chiaroscuro, London Baroque, director Nigel Rogers
Dal Mio Permesso Amato (Orfeo, Prologue) Maria Cristina Kiehr (soprano),
Ensemble Elyma , director Gabriel Garrido Orfeo, Act 3 (excerpt)
Dominique Visse and Andreas Scholl (countertenors), Gerd Turk ,
Lynton Atkinson and Laurence Dale (tenors), Nicholas Rivenq and Geert Smits
(baritones), Ulrich Messthaler , Nathan Berg and Paul Gerimon (basses),
Concerto Vocale, conductor Rene Jacobs Arianna's lament (Ariadne)
Anne Sofie von Otter (soprano), Jakob Lindberg (theorbo)
Iro 's parody (II Ritorno d'Ulisse) (Act 5, Scene 1) Gian Paolo Fagotto (tenor),
Ensemble Elyma , director Gabriel Garrido Illustrated, 0 Cieli (II Ritomo d'Ulisse) (Act 5, Scene 10) Bernarda Rnk (soprano), Christoph Pregardien (tenor),
Concerto Vocale, conductor Rene Jacobs


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Ritornod Ulisse.
Director: Nigel Rogers
Soprano: Maria Cristina Kiehr
Soprano: Ensemble Elyma
Director: Gabriel Garrido
Unknown: Dominique Visse
Unknown: Andreas Scholl
Unknown: Gerd Turk
Unknown: Lynton Atkinson
Tenors: Laurence Dale
Tenors: Nicholas Rivenq
Tenors: Geert Smits
Baritones: Ulrich Messthaler
Baritones: Nathan Berg
Basses: Paul Gerimon
Conductor: Rene Jacobs
Soprano: Jakob Lindberg
Tenor: Gian Paolo Fagotto
Tenor: Ensemble Elyma
Director: Gabriel Garrido
Soprano: Bernarda Rnk
Tenor: Christoph Pregardien
Conductor: Rene Jacobs

: Work in Progress

Aerialist John Paul Zaccarini talks about his new rope piece. Today he explains why "buttery" muscles are better than
"peacock" muscles, and how to cope with the pain of rope burns.


Talks: John Paul Zaccarini

: Masterworks

With Jonathan Swain.
Bartok Dance Suite
Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Igor Markevitch
10.22 Bartok Piano Concerto No 3
Annie Fischer ,
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Igor Markevitch
10.48 Tchaikovsky Symphony No 2 in C minor (Little Russian)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Yuri Temirkanov


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Conductor: Igor Markevitch
Unknown: Annie Fischer
Conductor: Igor Markevitch
Conductor: Yuri Temirkanov

: Morning Performance: European Summer Music Festivals

Graeme Kay introduces performances from last summer's European music festivals.
Bach, arr Stokowski Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV565
Helsinki Philharmonic, conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen
Sibelius Violin Concerto
Thomas Zehetmair, Helsinki Philharmonic, conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen (Helsinki Festival)
Beethoven Piano Sonata in C minor, Op 111 (Appassionata) Mikhail Pletnev (Lugano Spring Concerts)


Presenter: Graeme Kay
Musicians: Helsinki Philharmonic
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Violinist: Thomas Zehetmair
Pianist: Mikhail Pletnev

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Takacs Beethoven Cycle
Stephanie Hughes introduces another instalment of Beethoven quartets from the complete cycle performed by the Takacs Quartet at London's Wigmore Hall during the 1999-2000 season.
Beethoven String Quartets: in E flat, Op 74 (Harp); in Fminor, Op 95


Introduces: Stephanie Hughes

: BBC Orchestras

Ulster Orchestra
Copland Ballet: Appalachian Spring Conductor John Lubbock
Haydn Horn Concerto No 2 in D
David Pyatt , conductor John Lubbock Howard Hanson Symphony No 2
(Romantic) Conductor Vernon Handley Jean-Michel Damase Rhapsodie David Pyatt (horn), conductor John Lubbock
Weill Symphony No 2
Conductor John Lubbock


Conductor: John Lubbock
Conductor: David Pyatt
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Conductor: Jean-Michel Damase Rhapsodie
Horn: David Pyatt
Conductor: John Lubbock
Conductor: John Lubbock

: Voices

lain Burnside accompanies and introduces soprano Lisa Milne in a specially recorded recital of songs by Debussy, Chabrier, Reynaldo Hahn and Jacques Brel.


Soprano: Lisa Milne
Unknown: Reynaldo Hahn
Unknown: Jacques Brel.

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty introduces a selection of music and news from the arts world.


Introduces: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

Petroc Trelawny presents a piano recital given at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London earlier this month.
Alfredo Peri (piano),
Bach Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor, BWV903
Schoenberg Suite, Op 25
Bach Partita No 1 in B flat, BWV825
Liszt Prelude and Fugue on the name BACH Schubert Piano Sonata in B flat, D960


Unknown: Queen Elizabeth Hall
Piano: Alfredo Peri
Piano: Bach Chromatic Fantasia

: Night Waves

Can the pursuit of science coexist with belief in God? As bestselling science writer Stephen Jay Gould enters the debate with his new book Rocks of Ages, Richard Coles and guests take up the argument. Plus a review of Tate Modern's major new exhibition Century City: Art and Culture in the Modern Metropolis.


Unknown: Stephen Jay Gould
Unknown: Richard Coles

: Late Junction

Fiona Talkington 's late-night selection includes Dave Heath 's African Sunrise, featuring solo percussionist Evelyn Glennie , and tracks from Ballake Sissoko 's new CD, Deli.


Unknown: Fiona Talkington
Unknown: Dave Heath
Unknown: Evelyn Glennie
Unknown: Ballake Sissoko

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe. Ravel Violin Sonata
12.20 Enna Five Piano Pieces
12.35 Madetoja Symphonic Suite, Op 4
1.00 A concert given at the Jack Lyons
Concert Hall, York, in July last year as part of the York Early Music Festival 2000. Bach Suite No 2 in B minor, BWV1067; Harpsichord Concerto in A, BWV1055; Brandenburg Concerto No 5 in D,
BWV1050: Concerto in D minor for two violins, BWV1043 2.10 Haydn Arietta and 12 Variations, H XVII 3 2.30 Schubert Symphony No 8 in B minor (Unfinished)


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Jack Lyons

: BBC Schools

3.00 Time to Move 3.20 First Steps in Drama 3.35 Hopscotch 3.50 Hop, Skip and Jump 4.05Time for Drama
4.20 Talking Points
4.40 Scottish Resources: 10-12

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