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: Liszt

Ballade No 2 in B minor
5.15 Mozart, arr Danzl Duos from "Cosi FanTutte"
5.25 Purcell Sound Fame (The History of Dioclesian)
5.40 Respighl Ancient Airs and Dances: Suite No 2

: Morning on 3

With Penny
Gore. Richard Rodney Bennett Enchanted April
6.30 Brahms Trio in A minor for piano, clarinet and cello, Opll4
7.00 Purcell Airs from "The Indian Queen"
7.45 Cowell Hymn and Fuguing Tune No 10 for oboe and strings
8.00 J Strauss (son) Waltz: Blue Danube
8.45 Musorgsky Night on the Bare Mountain


Unknown: Gore. Richard Rodney Bennett

: Composer of the Week: Mendelssohn

3: The Adult Mendelssohn
By the end of the 19th century
Mendelssohn's songs and piano music had virtually disappeared from concert programmes, relegated to the drawing rooms of competent amateurs. Only a handful of large-scale public works was still widely performed.
Piano Concerto No 1 in G minor
Stephen Hough , CBSO, conductor Lawrence Foster Chorus: KommtmitZackenundmit
Gabeln (Die Erste Walpurgisnacht) Arnold Schoenberg Choir, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt Symphony No 4 in A (Italian)
LSO, conductor Claudio Abbado


Unknown: Stephen Hough
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Conductor: Claudio Abbado

: Work in Progress

Ruth Padel talks about her new collection of poetry, a series of love poems.


Talks: Ruth Padel

: Masterworks

With Stephanie Hughes.
Mendelssohn Overture: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage Orchestra of the 18th Century, conductor Franz Briiggen
10.19 Schumann Dichterliebe , Op 48 Pierre Bernac (baritone), Gerald Moore (piano)
10.49 Brahms Violin Concerto in D
Ginette Neveu , Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Issay Dobrowen


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes.
Conductor: Franz Briiggen
Conductor: Schumann Dichterliebe
Piano: Gerald Moore
Unknown: Ginette Neveu
Conductor: Issay Dobrowen

: Morning Performance

Artists In Focus: Endelllon Quartet
Lynne Walker introduces s made by the Endellion Quartet, including today a rare comic piece by Paul Hindemith. Hindemith Overture to "The Flying
Dutchman" as played at sight by a spa band at seven o 'clock in the morning Walton String Quartet in A minor
Brahms Piano Quintet in F minor, Op 34 With Martin Roscoe (piano)


Introduces: Lynne Walker
Unknown: Paul Hindemith.
Piano: Martin Roscoe

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

HuwTregelles Williams introduces a concert given at St David's Hall in Cardiff last year by Henry's Eight, directed by Jonathan Brown. Their programme explores Venetian influences and includes music by Giovanni Gabrieli and ribald drinking songs by Hans Leo Hassler.


Introduces: Huwtregelles Williams
Directed By: Jonathan Brown.
Music By: Giovanni Gabrieli
Songs By: Hans Leo Hassler.

: BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Smetana Overture: The Bartered Bride
Conductor Martyn Brabbins
Brahms Piano Concerto No 1 in D minor
Nelson Goerner , conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
Korngold, orch Zemlinsky Marchenbilder , Op 3 Conductor Matthias Bamert Dvorak Symphony No 8 in G Conductor Martyn Brabbins


Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Conductor: Nelson Goerner
Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Unknown: Zemlinsky Marchenbilder
Conductor: Matthias Bamert
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins

: Choral Evensong

ILive from Guildford Cathedral.
Introit: O.foraCloserWalkwithGod
(Stanford). Responses (Rose). Psalm 37
(Wadely, Matthews). First Lesson: 1 Samuel 9, wl5-end; 10, vl; w6-8.
Canticles: Wood in E flat (No 2). Second
Lesson: Matthew 6, w7-18. Anthem: How Lovely Are Thy Dwellings Fair (Brahms).
Organ Voluntary: Elegiac Romance (Ireland). Organist and master ofthe choristers
Stephen Farr. Sub-organist Geoffrey Morgan


Unknown: Stephen Farr.

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty introduces a selection of music and arts news, and looks at recent CD releases. Today there's a taste of Northern Ballet Theatre's horror double bill
Jekyll and Hyde and Dracula in the company of composer Philip Wilby , and a look forward to Richter Night on Radio 3, a comprehensive survey of the art of one of the greatest Russian pianists.


Introduces: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Philip Wilby

: Richter Night

John Drummond presents an evening of music and features celebratingthe life of Russian pianist Sviatoslav Richter , and is joined by Richter's biographer Bruno Monsaingeon in a journey through the artist's career. With contributions from friends, colleagues and people whose lives were touched by his music.
7.00 Uszt Concert Study No 2
(Gnomenreigen) (Rosenheim, 1988)
Followed by an introduction to the evening ahead.
7.10 Musorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition (Sofia, 1958)
7.40 Moscow (1937-56)
Richter's early years in Russia.
7.55 Rimsky-Korsakov Piano Concerto in C sharp minor Moscow Youth Orchestra, conductor Kiril Kondrashin (Moscow, 1950)
8.15 Richter and Prokofiev David Fanning considers Richter's historic relationship with Prokofiev and his music.
8.30 Prokofiev Piano Sonata No 8, Op 84 (London, 1961)
9.00 The Western Dam Is Breached
Richter gave his first recital in the west in May 1960. John Drummond presents some of his performances from this time, including Beethoven in New York, Debussy and Liszt in London and Schubert in Paris.
10.00 The Complete Repertory on 50 LPs (1970-77)
During the seventies Richter expressed a desire to record his entire repertory, a project that he eventually abandoned. Yet todaythe Richter discography fills nearly 100 pages. What was his attitude to recording and what is his recording legacy?
10.45 Schubert Fantasie in F minor for piano duet, D940
With Benjamin Britten (Aldeburgh, 1965)
Aldeburgh Marion Thorpe considers Richter's association with Benjamin Britten and the Aldeburgh Festival.
11.15 The Final Years (1978-97)
In the last 20 years of his life Richter was actively engaged in touring and his choice of concert venue was often surprising.
11.20 Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 5 in D, BWV1050 Sviatoslav Richter (piano), Oleg Kagan (violin), Moscow Conservatory Instrumental Ensemble, conductor Yuri Nicolaievsky (Moscow, 1978)
11.40 The Richter Notebooks
Hilary Finch explores Richter's notebooks - his jottings on musicians he met and the music he heard in his last years.
11.50 Summary
11.57 Rachmaninov Prelude in G sharp minor, Op 32 No 12 (Sofia, 1958)
The genius that was Sviatoslav Richter p46


Unknown: John Drummond
Pianist: Sviatoslav Richter
Unknown: Bruno Monsaingeon
Conductor: Kiril Kondrashin
Conductor: Prokofiev David Fanning
Unknown: John Drummond
Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: Aldeburgh Marion Thorpe
Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: Bach Brandenburg
Piano: Sviatoslav Richter
Violin: Oleg Kagan
Conductor: Yuri Nicolaievsky
Unknown: Hilary Finch
Unknown: Sviatoslav Richter

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain. Handel Solitudini
Amate (Alessandro) 12.10 Haydn Symphony No 102 in B fiat
12.35 Mozart Divertimento in B, K254
1.00 A recital by Arturo Benedetti
Michelangeli recorded at the BBC in 1959. Clementi Piano Sonata in B flat, Op 12 No 1 Ravel Gaspard de la Nuit
Chopin Piano Sonata No 2 in B flat minor
2.05 Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D
2.45 Beethoven Ah! Perfido, Op 65


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Mozart Divertimento
Unknown: Arturo Benedetti

: BBC Schools

3.00 Together: an Assemblyfor Schools
3.20 Revisewise 3.50 Drama Workshop
4.10 Ghostwriter 4.20 Singing Together
4.40 Music Workshop

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