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: Carulli

Guitar Concerto in A
5.15 WF Bach Duet No 6 in G
5.35 Schubert Overture in the Italian Style in D, D590
5.50 Tchaikovsky Andante Cantabile (String Quartet No 1 in D, Op 11)

: Morning on 3

With Tommy Pearson.
Handel Flammende Rose , Zierde der Erden, HWV210 Dorothea Roschmann (soprano), Academy of Ancient Music, Berlin
6.10 Mozart Sonata in D for two pianos, K448 Andras Schiff and Peter Serkin
7.00 Kreisler Praeludium and Allegro in the style of Pugnani Nigel Kennedy (violin), John Lenehan (piano)
7.15 Vanhal Symphony in D minor Concerto Koln
8.00 Kalinnikov Intermezzo No 2 in G
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
8.20 Nielsen Two Fantasy Pieces, Op 2 Albrecht Mayer (oboe), Markus Becker (piano)


Unknown: Tommy Pearson.
Unknown: Handel Flammende Rose
Soprano: Dorothea Roschmann
Unknown: Andras Schiff
Unknown: Peter Serkin
Unknown: Kreisler Praeludium
Violin: Pugnani Nigel Kennedy
Piano: John Lenehan
Oboe: Albrecht Mayer
Piano: Markus Becker

: Composer of the Week: Bax

"Nineteen-thirty has been as beautiful as anything I can remember," wrote Arnold Bax. Donald Macleod explores music written by the composer in that year and during the early thirties. Nonet
Nash Ensemble
Northern Ballad No 2
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Rumon Gamba
Octet Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble


Unknown: Arnold Bax.
Unknown: Donald MacLeod

: 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 the research problems of futuristic writing.


Unknown: Peter Kalu

: Masterworks

With Jonathan Swain.
Mendelssohn Piano Sonata in B flat, Op 106 Nikita Magaloff
10.22 Haydn String Quartet, Op 64 No 5 (Lark) Smetana Quartet
10.41 Tchaikovsky Symphony No 5 in E minor London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Pierre Monteux


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Nikita Magaloff
Conductor: Pierre Monteux

: Morning Performance

Light Music
Tommy Pearson explores the lighter end of the repertoire, including:
Nlcolai Overture: Merry Wives of Windsor BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Ronald Corp
Francaix Trio Leopold String Trio
Coleridge Taylor Petite Suite de Concert BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Ronald Corp Auber Crown Diamonds
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Ronald Corp


Music: Tommy Pearson

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

BBC New Generation Artists in Manchester
Petroc Trelawny introduces an all-Chopin recital given last week in the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester. Alexander Melnikov (piano)
Chopin Polonaise in E flat minor, Op 26 No 2; Etudes Op 10, Polonaise in F sharp minor, Op 44


Piano: Chopin Polonaise

: BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Ives The Unanswered Question Conductor Brad Cohen
Harris Symphony No 3
Conductor Martyn Brabbins
MacDowell Piano Concerto No 2
Seta Tanyel, conductor Martyn Brabbins Bernstein Suite: Fancy Free Conductor Brad Cohen
Piston Symphony No 2 Conductor Brad Cohen


Conductor: Brad Cohen
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Conductor: Brad Cohen
Conductor: Brad Cohen

: Music Restored

rConcordia in Fordwich, Kent.
Lucie Skeaping introduces a concert given last year by the ensemble Concordia at the Church of St Mary's in Fordwich, Kent.
Featuring music on the subject of "Love's Alchemy", including works by Dowland, Byrd, Coprario, Hume and Tye.


Introduces: Lucie Skeaping

: In Tune

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


Introduces: Humphrey Carpenter

: Performance on 3

A concert live from the Royal Festival Hall in London. The Israel Philharmonic
Orchestra was founded 65 years ago by the outstanding Jewish-Polish violinist Bronislaw Huberman. Huberman had spent almost three years persuading musicians from eastern European and German orchestras, who had lost their jobs as a result of the rise of Nazism, to emigrate to Palestine. The orchestra performed its inaugural concert on 26 December 1936 under the baton of Arturo Toscanini. With Israeli's independence in 1948, it was renamed the Israel
Philharmonic Orchestra. Tonight, as part of the Royal Festival Hall's Classic
International series, they perform works by Russian composers - Tchaikovsky's romantic overture and the Serenade for strings, followed by Shostakovich's first symphony, completed in 1924. Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Kurt Masur
Tchaikovsky Fantasy Overture: Romeo and Juliet: Serenade in C for string orchestra
8.20 Twenty Minutes
Linda Grant explores the life and writing of the Israeli poet Yehuda Amichai , widely regarded as one of the truly significant writers of the 20th century. A former member of the Jewish Unit of the British Army, Amichai began writing in 1948 and became closely involved in peace negotiations with the Palestinians before his death last year.
8.40 Shostakovich Symphony No 1


Violinist: Bronislaw Huberman.
Unknown: Arturo Toscanini.
Conductor: Kurt Masur
Unknown: Linda Grant
Unknown: Yehuda Amichai

: Night Waves

Patrick Wright discusses The Body Artist, the latest work from one of the masters of modern American fiction, Don DeLillo , and explores the remarkable manuscript collections of the John Rylands library in Manchester. Spanning five millennia, and written on many media, the archives include devotional, literary, ritualistic and scientific texts.


Unknown: Patrick Wright
Unknown: Don Delillo
Unknown: John Rylands

: Late Junction

Verity Sharp 's late-night selection includes the unlikely duo of Syd Barrett and James Joyce , organ music by Byrd,
Martin Stephenson and the Daintees with The Old Church and music by guitarist Adrian Legg from his album Guitars and Other Cathedrals.


Unknown: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Syd Barrett
Unknown: James Joyce
Unknown: Martin Stephenson
Guitarist: Adrian Legg

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe.
Vivaldi The Four Seasons: Violin Concertos in E, RV269 (Spring); in G minor, RV315 (Summer): in F, RV293 (Autumn); in Fminor, RV297 (Winter)
12.45 Praetorius Deutsches Magnificat (Meine Seele Erhebt den Herrn)
1.00 A concert given in March last year at the Music Academy, Budapest by the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted byTamas Vasary.
Glazunov Spring (The Seasons) Korngold Violin Concerto
Strauss Grossmachtige Prinzessin (Ariadne auf Naxos)
Schumann Symphony No 1 in B flat (Spring)
2.15 Telemann Suite in E minor
2.50 Beethoven Duo in E flat, Wo032


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Praetorius Deutsches Magnificat
Unknown: Strauss GrossmacHtige Prinzessin

: BBC Schools

3.00 Stories and Rhymes
3.15 Word Games 13.30 Words Alive!
3.45 Listen and Write 4.05 Word Games 2
4.20 The Song Tree
4.40 Intermediate Modern Studies

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