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: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore.
JC Bach Symphonie Concertante in E flat Richard Friedman and Steven Smith
(violins), Roger Best and James Sleigh (violas), Malcolm Messiter and Jane Marshall (oboes), Derek Taylor and Michael Baines (horns), London Festival Orchestra, conductor Ross Pople (cello)
6.35 Beethoven Violin Sonata in F, Op 24 (Spring) Maxim Vengerov (violin), Itamar Golan (piano)
7.15 Frank Bridge The Two Hunchbacks Britten Sinfonia, conductor Nicholas Cleobury
7.45 Debussy Pour le Piano Zoltan Kocsis (piano)
8.00 Mendelssohn Overture: A
Midsummer Night's Dream
Vienna PO, conductor Andre Previn
8.35 Ibert Flute Concerto
Timothy Hutchins (flute),
Montreal SO, conductor Charles Dutoit


Unknown: Richard Friedman
Violins: Steven Smith
Violins: Roger Best
Violins: James Sleigh
Violas: Malcolm Messiter
Violas: Jane Marshall
Oboes: Derek Taylor
Horns: Michael Baines
Conductor: Ross Pople
Violin: Maxim Vengerov
Piano: Itamar Golan
Conductor: Nicholas Cleobury
Piano: Zoltan Kocsis
Conductor: Andre Previn
Flute: Timothy Hutchins
Conductor: Charles Dutoit

: Composer of the Week: Villa-Lobos

2: A Brazilian in Paris
Villa-Lobos was finding it increasingly difficult to get his music performed at home in Brazil. The Brazilian government finallygave him a substantial grant in 1923 and his dream of living and working in Paris came true. Parisian music lovers were soon charmed by this wild and exotic young Brazilian. At last his music was given a chance to breathe. Presented by Donald Macieod.
Sertaneja (Suite for voice and violin)
Jill Gomez (soprano), Peter Manning (violin) Rudepoema Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano) Choros No 7
Lontano, conductor Odaline de la Martinez Studies for guitar: No 1 in E minor; No 8 in C sharp minor Andres Segovia
Choros No 10 BBC Singers, New World
Symphony, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas


Presented By: Donald MacIeod.
Soprano: Jill Gomez
Soprano: Peter Manning
Piano: Rudepoema Marc-Andre Hamelin
Conductor: Odaline de la Martinez
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas

: Work in Progress

Theatre director Yvonne Brewster is directing a play about a Rastafarian guru in Jamaica in the seventies. The play is adapted from a novel. So, how is prose turned into theatre?


Director: Yvonne Brewster

: CD Masters

With Rob Cowan.
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 4 in G, BWV1049 Marlboro Festival Orchestra, conductor Pablo Casals
10.21 Lili Boulanger Psalm 24 Ian Partridge (tenor),
BBC Chorus and Symphony Orchestra, conductor Nadia Boulanger
10.26 Beethoven Symphony No 7 in Marlboro Festival Orchestra, conductor Pablo Casals
11.07 Brahms Four Serious Songs, Op 121 Kim Borg (bass), Erik Werba (piano)


Unknown: Rob Cowan.
Unknown: Bach Brandenburg
Conductor: Pablo Casals
Conductor: Lili Boulanger
Tenor: Ian Partridge
Conductor: Pablo Casals
Bass: Kim Borg
Bass: Erik Werba

: Morning Performance

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Another programme featuring one of the world's greatest orchestras in live recordings made recently in the Great Hall of the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
Presented by Jonathan Swain , who talks to music director Riccardo Chailly and members of the orchestra.
Mozart Piano Concerto No 23 in A, K488 With Andreas Haefliger (piano), conductor Riccardo Chailly Scriabin Poeme de I'Extase
Conductor Mstislav Rostropovich
Schumann Symphony No 3 in E flat
(Rhenish) Conductor Leonard Slatkin


Presented By: Jonathan Swain
Director: Riccardo Chailly
Piano: Andreas Haefliger
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Conductor: Scriabin Poeme
Conductor: Mstislav Rostropovich
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

The first of five lunchtime concerts for Holy
Week from the Temple Church in London. Today countertenor James Bowman joins viol consort Concordia and lutenist
Elizabeth Kenny in a programme combining songs by Dowland and Byrd, including
Dowland's great cycle of seven pavans, Lachrimae, or Seaven Teares. Presented byChrisdeSouza.


Unknown: James Bowman
Unknown: Elizabeth Kenny
Unknown: Seaven Teares.

: BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Mendelssohn Overture: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage
Conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk
Nielsen Symphony No 3 (Sinfonia
Espansiva) Valdine Anderson (soprano), Nathaniel Webster (baritone), conductor Osmo Vanska
Walton Cello Concerto
Tim Hugh , conductor Osmo Vanska Vaughan Williams Symphony No 6 Conductor Osmo Vanska


Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Soprano: Valdine Anderson
Baritone: Nathaniel Webster
Conductor: Osmo Vanska
Conductor: Tim Hugh

: Voices

Spotlight on Ian Bostridge
Tenor Ian Bostridge talks to lain Burnside about his varied career, which spans all vocal genres from opera and oratorio to lieder and song. With excerpts from Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress,
Britten's Our Hunting Fathers, Bach's
Christ Unser Herr zum Jordan Kam, BWV7, and songs by Schumann, Vaughan Williams and Henze.


Tenor: Ian Bostridge
Tenor: Ian Bostridge
Unknown: Vaughan Williams

: In Tune

In today's programme an interview with Vladimir Spivakov , conductor and violin soloist of the Moscow Virtuosi, which has developed into one of the world's leading chamber ensembles under his leadership. Plus music and arts news introduced by Sean Rafferty.


Conductor: Vladimir Spivakov
Introduced By: Sean Rafferty.

: Performance on 3

Live from the Barbican Hall in London, a concert given by the National Youth
Orchestra of Great Britain as part of the LSO's Bohemian Spring season. Lynn Harrell (cello), National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, conductor Jiri Belohlavek
Dvorak Cello Concerto in B minor
8.10 Twenty Minutes: The War against Cliche
Three essays from the new collection by Martin Amis.
2: Zeus and the Garbage
What exactly, asks the author, is the Men's Movement?ReadbyBillNighy.
8.30 Suk Asrael Symphony


Cello: Lynn Harrell
Conductor: Jiri Belohlavek
Unknown: Martin Amis.

: Night Waves

Tonight's programme features a studio discussion about the changing image of perhaps the most mythologised woman in history, Cleopatra of Egypt, as the British Museum's new exhibition traces her representation from ancient times to our own. Plus Roger Mais 's classic novel
Brotherman, One Love reassessed as playwright Kwame Dawes draws insiration from it in his new play One Love, opening in Bristol. With Paul Allen and guests.


Unknown: Roger Mais
Unknown: Kwame Dawes
Unknown: Paul Allen

: Late Junction

Gold, Silver or Love? A traditional tune from Bosnia sung by Marta Sebestyen from
Hungary, and Ross Daly playing the Cretan lyra with his group Labyrinth. Presented by Verity Sharp.


Sung By: Marta Sebestyen
Sung By: Ross Daly
Presented By: Verity Sharp.

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe.
Mozart, transcr Reinecke Larghetto (Piano Concerto No 26 in D, K537)
12.10 Beethoven Violin Sonata in F, Op 24 (Spring) 12.35 Schubert Symphony No 8 in B minor (Unfinished)
1.00 Luigi Rossi Oratorio per la Settimana Santa 1.40 Bach Prelude and Fugue in G minor, BWV535 1.50 Handel Trio Sonata, Op 5 No 4 2.15 Beethoven Piano Concerto No 4 in G 2.45 Schumann Dichterliebe ,
Op 48 3.20 Vierne Cello Sonata in B minor, Op27 3.50 Wagner Brunnhilde's Immolation (Gotterdammerung)
4.10 Hannikainen At a Fountain
4.20 Brouwer Berceuse 4.30 Albeniz Rapsodia Espanola 4.50 Svendsen
Romance 5.00 Mendelssohn Overture:
Die Schone Melusine 5.20 Haydn Sonata V (Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross, HXXlb) 5.35 Handel Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV351


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Luigi Rossi
Unknown: Schumann Dichterliebe
Unknown: Handel Music

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