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: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore.
6.15 Haydn Piano Sonata in G, HXVI 40 Sviatoslav Richter
6.35 Weber Symphony No 2 in C London Classical Players, conductor Roger Norrington
7.10 Beethoven Andante con
Variazioni Steven Isserlis (cello),
Maggie Cole (harpsichord)
7.45 Debussy Danse Sacree et Danse Profane Rachel Masters (harp), Ulster
Orchestra, conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
8.00 Manuel de Zumaya Celebren, Publiquen Chanticleer, Chanticleer
Sinfonia, conductor Joseph Jennings
8.50 Grainger Shallow Brown
Monteverdi Choir , English Country Gardiner Orchestra , conductor John Eliot Gardiner


Unknown: Sviatoslav Richter
Conductor: Roger Norrington
Cello: Variazioni Steven Isserlis
Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Conductor: Joseph Jennings
Conductor: Grainger Shallow Brown
Conductor: Monteverdi Choir
Conductor: Gardiner Orchestra
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner

: Composer of the Week: Villa-Lobos

3: Bach and Brazil
The genius of Bach appealed strongly to Villa Lobos. Although the music of Villa-
Lobos and Bach may seem to be strange bedfellows, this Brazilian composer considered the music of Bach to be "a universal and rich folklore source, deeply rooted in the folk music of every country in the world. Bach is a mediator among all races". With Donald Macleod.
Fugue in D (arr Villa-Lobos from Fugue in D, BWV874) William Pleeth Cello Octet Toccata: The Little Train of the Caipira (Bachianas Brasileiras No 2)
French National Radio Orchestra, conducted by the Composer
Sanctus (Missa Sao Sebastiao)
Corydon Singers, conductor Matthew Best Bachianas Brasileiras No 1
12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic
GuitarPreludes: Nos 2-4 Julian Bream
Bachianas Brasileiras No 5
Victoria de los Angeles (soprano), eight cellos (Fernand Benedetti , solo cello), conducted by the Composer


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Cello: William Pleeth
Cellos: Fernand Benedetti

: Work in Progress

Yvonne Brewster is staging a new play set in Kingston, Jamaica, in the seventies.
How far should a director sacrifice period authenticity for contemporary relevance?


Unknown: Yvonne Brewster

: CD Masters

With Rob Cowan.
Handel Fronde Tenere.... Ombra Mai Fu
(Serse, Act 1) Aafje Heynis (contralto), Pierre Palla (piano)
10.10 Beethoven Symphony No 8 in F RPO, conductor Hermann Scherchen
10.40 Tartini Violin Concerto in G
Eduard Melkus (violin), Vienna Capella Academica, conductor August Wenzinger
10.57 Brahms Cello Sonata No 2 in F, Op 99 Pablo Casals (cello),
Mieczyslaw Horszowksi (piano)


Unknown: Rob Cowan.
Contralto: Aafje Heynis
Piano: Pierre Palla
Conductor: Hermann Scherchen
Cello: Pablo Casals
Piano: Mieczyslaw Horszowksi

: Morning Performance

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Another programme focusing on one of the world's greatest orchestras in live performances recorded in the Great Hall of the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
Today's programme features two classics of the early 20th century and extracts from the orchestra's annual Eastertide performance of the Bach Passions.
Jonathan Swain talks to the orchestra's executive director aboutthis Bach tradition, and to former music director
Bernard Haitink , whose relationship with the orchestra stretches back over 40 years.
Debussy Jeux Conductor Bernard Haitink Bach StJohn Passion, BWV245 (excerpt) Conductor Philippe Herreweghe Stravinsky The Rite of Spring
Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas


Talks: Jonathan Swain
Director: Bernard Haitink
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Conductor: Bach Stjohn
Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

In another concert in the Holy Week series from the Temple Church in London,
Norwegian vocal groupTrio Mediaeval return to perform music from medieval England and Italy, along with four contemporary works: The Troparion ofKassiani by Ivan Moody , Ave Maria by Andrew Smith , Two Poems by Olav Aukrust by Lasse Thoresen , and DenneJorda by Lillebjorn Nilsen. Introduced by Chris de Souza.


Unknown: Ivan Moody
Unknown: Ave Maria
Unknown: Andrew Smith
Unknown: Olav Aukrust
Unknown: Lasse Thoresen
Unknown: Lillebjorn Nilsen.
Introduced By: Chris de Souza.

: BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Grace Williams Fantasia on Welsh Nursery Themes Conductor Grant Llewellyn William Mathias Requiescat Conductor Grant Llewellyn
Brahms Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat
Stephen Hough (piano), conductor Mark Wigglesworth
Nielsen Symphony No 4 (Inextinguishable) Conductor Petri Sakari


Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
Conductor: William Mathias Requiescat
Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
Piano: Stephen Hough
Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth
Conductor: Petri Sakari

: Choral Evensong for Holy Week

Live from Exeter Cathedral.
Introit: Vigil of St Peter (Barry Ferguson ). Responses (Byrd). Psalm 102, wl-16 (Camidge). First Lesson: Wisdom 1, wl6-end; 2, vl; wl2-22. Office Hymn: The Royal Banners (Vexilla Regis , mode i) Canticles: The Great Service (Edmund Hooper ). Second Lesson: Luke 22, w54-71. Anthem: When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (Day). Hymn: Love Is the Key of Life and Death (Christina). Organ Voluntary: Ricercar Brevis (Sweelinck). Director of music Andrew Millington. Organist Paul Morgan.


Unknown: Barry Ferguson
Unknown: Vexilla Regis
Unknown: Edmund Hooper
Organist: Andrew Millington.
Organist: Paul Morgan.

: In Tune

Finnish accordionist Kimmo Pohjonen plays contemporary Scandinavian accordion music live in the studio. Plus music and arts news introduced by Sean Raffery.


Accordionist: Kimmo Pohjonen
Introduced By: Sean Raffery.

: Performance on 3

A concert given at the Barbican Hall,
London, on Saturday evening, featuring the music of three Polish composers and including a performance of Chopin's second piano concerto by one of the finest Chopin interpreters of ourtime.
Paul Groves (tenor), Maria-Joao Pires (piano), BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis
Lutoslawski Concerto for Orchestra
Chopin Piano Concerto No 2 in F minor
8.30 Twenty Minutes: The War against Cliche
Three essays from the new collection by Martin Amis. 3: Chess. It's a game undergoing a stylish face-lift, accordingto the author. Read by Bill Nighy.
8.50 Szymanowski Symphony No 3 (Song of the Night)


Tenor: Paul Groves
Tenor: Maria-Joao Pires
Unknown: Martin Amis.
Read By: Bill Nighy.

: Night Waves

First night news from playwright Biyi Bandele 's Brixton Stories, plus
Bill Buford 's personal take on cultural life across the Atlantic in his regular letterfrom New York. Patrick Wright presents the arts and culture magazine.


Unknown: Biyi Bandele
Unknown: Bill Buford
Unknown: Patrick Wright

: Late Junction

Verity Sharp plays a choro from Bhaia, alongside singer Tom Ze from Brazil, plus guitarist Steve Tibbetts and percussionist Marc Anderson with 100 Moons from the album Big Map Idea.


Unknown: Verity Sharp
Guitarist: Steve Tibbetts
Unknown: Marc Anderson

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe.
Mendelssohn Herbstlied , Op 84 No 2
12.10 Joseph Jongen Flute Sonata, Op 77
12.35 Ravel Piano Concerto in G
1.00 Messiaen Livre d'Orgue
1.45 Busoni Suite No 2, Op 34a 2.15 Uszt Grandes Etudes de Paganini
2.40 Bach Partita No 2 in D minor,
BWV1004 3.15 Monteclair Cantata: Le
Dépit Généreux 3.30 Hellendaal Cello
Sonata, Op 5 No 5 3.40 Haydn Symphony No 92 in G (Oxford) 4.10 Schnittke, arr D Shafran Suite in the Olden Style
4.35 Eigar Serenade for Strings, Op 20
4.45 Parry Let Me Know Mine End
5.00 Vivaldi Violin Concerto in D, RV208 (II Grosso Mogul) 5.20 Mozart Piano Sonata in F, K332 5.35 Haydn Sonata VI (Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross, HXXlb)
5.50 Papandopulo Hommage a BACH


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Mendelssohn Herbstlied
Flute: Joseph Jongen

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