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: Glinka

Memories of a Summer Night in Madrid
5.10 Busoni Variations and Fugue on Chopin 's C minor Prelude, Op 22
5.30 Nielsen Serenata in Vano
5.40 Abel Cello Sonata in A
5.50 Bach Harpsichord Concerto No 5 in Fminor, BWV1056

: Morning on 3

With Tommy Pearson.
6.10 Haydn Sinfonia Concertante in B flat, H 1105 Patrick Beaugiraud (oboe), Marc Vallon (bassoon), Ryo Teraokado (violin), Hidemi Suzuki (cello), La Petite Bande , director Sigiswald Kuijken
6.45 Geminiani Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op 5 No 5 Academy of Ancient Music, director Andrew Manze
7.00 Rossini Overture: The Thieving Magpie La Scala Philharmonic , conductor Riccardo Chailly
7.40 Stravinsky Concerto in E flat
(Dumbarton Oaks) English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Colin Davis
8.05 Falla Three Dances (The Three-Cornered Hat) Philharmonia, conductor Guido Cantelli
8.40 Handel Tra le Fiamme, HWV1 70
Magdalena Kozena (mezzo), Les Musiciens du Louvre, director Mark Minkowski


Unknown: Tommy Pearson.
Oboe: Patrick Beaugiraud
Oboe: Marc Vallon
Bassoon: Ryo Teraokado
Cello: Hidemi Suzuki
Cello: La Petite Bande
Director: Andrew Manze
Conductor: Scala Philharmonic
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Conductor: Colin Davis
Conductor: Guido Cantelli
Unknown: Magdalena Kozena
Director: Mark Minkowski

: Composer of the Week: Bax

The First World War and the Easter Rising in Ireland had a profound effect on Bax and he admitted that he was on fire creatively. "Nothing could stop me in those days," he said, "and from 1914-181 did some of my best things." Donald Macleod introduces music written by Bax during this period and shortly afterwards. Elegiac Trio
Philippa Davies (flute), RogerChase (viola), Skaila Kanga (harp) Summer Music
Ulster Orchestra, conductor Sachio Fujioka Tintagel
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Rumon Gamba
Mater Ora Filium ; I Sing of a Maiden Finzi Singers, director Paul Spicer


Introduces: Donald MacLeod
Flute: Philippa Davies
Harp: Skaila Kanga
Conductor: Rumon Gamba
Conductor: Mater Ora Filium
Director: Paul Spicer

: Work in Progress

Peter Kalu , whose Black Star Rising was the first work of science fiction by a black writer published in this country, talks about his current work - a whodunit.


Unknown: Peter Kalu

: Masterworks

With Jonathan Swain.
Dvorak Carnival Overture
Cleveland Orchestra, conductor George Szell
10.15 Schubert String Quartet in E flat, 087 Smetana Quartet
10.38 Tchaikovsky Suite No 3 in G London Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Adrian Boult
11.19 Schubert Quartettsatz in D minor, 0703 Smetana Quartet


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Conductor: George Szell
Conductor: Adrian Boult
Conductor: Schubert Quartettsatz

: Morning Performance

Light Music
Tommy Pearson explores the lighter end of the repertoire, including:
Susan Spain-Dunk The Kentish Downs Horowitz Bacchus on Blue Ridge
BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Barry Wordsworth Hawkins
On Stage Robert Bridge and Jonathan Higgins (pianos)


Music: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Susan Spain-Dunk
Unknown: Horowitz Bacchus
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Unknown: Robert Bridge
Pianos: Jonathan Higgins

: 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 Quartet in E flat, Op 12


Introduces: Stephanie Hughes

: BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Barber Overture: School for Scandal
Conductor Jurjen Hempel Adams Shaker Loops
Conductor William Conway
MacDowell Piano Concerto No 1
Seta Tanyel , conductor Martyn Brabbins Copland Suite: The Tender Land Conductor Jurjen Hempel Mennin Symphony No 5 Conductor Jurien Hempel


Conductor: Jurjen Hempel
Conductor: William Conway
Conductor: Seta Tanyel
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Conductor: Jurjen Hempel
Conductor: Jurien Hempel

: Voices

My Kind of Song- Mark Elder lain Burnside talks to Mark Elder , former music director of English National Opera and one of the world's leading conductors of Verdi. He chooses some of his favourite singers, including Lucia Popp ,
Fritz Wunderlich , Placido Domingo , Regine Crespin , RoyOrbison and Fred Astaire.


Song: Mark Elder
Unknown: Mark Elder
Unknown: Lucia Popp
Unknown: Fritz Wunderlich
Unknown: Placido Domingo
Unknown: Regine Crespin
Unknown: Fred Astaire.

: In Tune

Humphrey Carpenter introduces a selection of music and news from the arts world.


Introduces: Humphrey Carpenter

: Performance on 3

A performance of Haydn's oratorio The Creation given last Saturday in the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester. Harry
Christophers conducts a distinguished line-up of soloists and the acclaimed BBC Singers in the greatest of all Haydn's choral works, which includes the celebrated chorus: The Heavens Are
Telling. Haydn's vision of the mystery of the creation to the emergence of man is loosely based on Milton's Paradise Lost.
During his visits to London Haydn had been greatly moved by a performance of Handel's Messiah, which had suggested to Haydn that he should compose an oratorio himself. In 1795, towards the end of his second visit, the impresario
Salomon offered Haydn an English text which had been compiled from Milton's
Paradise Lost before the death of Handel but never set to music. Haydn took the text back to Vienna and began to work. " Never was I so pious as when composing The Creation. I knelt down every day and prayed God to strengthen me for my work." The first performance was given privately in Vienna in 1798 and the work was performed publicly the following year. In 1800 the work received its first London performances in rival productions at
Covent Garden and at the King's Theatre. Nancy Argenta (soprano), Nicholas Sears (tenor), Michael George (bass), BBC
Singers, BBC Philharmonic, conductor Harry Christophers Haydn The Creation


Soprano: Nancy Argenta
Soprano: Nicholas Sears
Tenor: Michael George
Conductor: Harry Christophers

: Night Waves

Richard Coles discusses tonight's opening of Mouth To Mouth, the latest play from
Kevin Elyot , whose My Night With Reg was one of the theatrical hits of recent years.
Plus Bill Buford of The New Yorker with his personal view of cultural life across the Atlantic.


Unknown: Richard Coles
Unknown: Kevin Elyot
Unknown: Bill Buford

: Late Junction

Verity Sharp 's selection of late-night listening includes a song from the Japanese island of Okinawa sung by Indonesian diva Detty Kurnia , the joyful sound of the Balinese Anklung , Summa by Arvo Part played by the Chilingirian
Quartet and Pulchra Es from Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610.


Unknown: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Detty Kurnia
Unknown: Balinese Anklung

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe. Bach Brandenburg
Concerto No 3 in G, BWV1048 12.15
Gershwin, transcrGrainger Love Walked
In 12.20 Nino Rota Eight and a Half 12.25 Mozart Piano Concerto No 17 in G, K453
1.00 Bach Overture in G minor, BWV1070; Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV1041;
Toccata and Fugue in F, BWV540 CPE Bach Symphony in E flat, Wq 79 Bach Harpsichord Concerto in D minor, BWV1052
2.25 Ravel String Quartet


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.

: 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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