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: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore.
Rodrigo Fantasia para un Gentilhombre
6.45 Schubert Adagio and Rondo Concertante in F, D487
7.00 Bach, arr Webem Fugue from "The Musical Offering
7.45 Beethoven Variations in Fon "Se
Vuol Ballare from Mozart's "Le Nozze di
Figaro", Wo040
8.00 Janacek Overture: Jealousy
8.45 Bartok Hungarian Pictures


Unknown: Penny Gore.
Unknown: Rondo Concertante
Unknown: Vuol Ballare

: Composer of the Week:

William Boyce
(1711-79). A chronological survey of the music of William Boyce , who has some claim to be regarded as the outstanding English composer of the mid-18th century. With excerpts from the Memoirof Dr Boyce by his contemporary Sir John Hawkins , read byGarard Green. Introduced by Donald Macleod. 1: Early Years
Spring Gardens Evelyln Tubb (soprano), Frances Kelly (triple harp)
Turn Thee unto Me Choir of New College, Oxford, director Edward Higginbottom Symphony No 8 in D minor
Academy of Ancient Music, conductor Christopher Hogwood
Peleus and Thetis (excerpts) Soloists,
Opera Restor'd, director Peter Holman (R) Producer Piers BurtoivPage


Unknown: William Boyce
Unknown: William Boyce
Unknown: Sir John Hawkins
Introduced By: Donald MacLeod.
Soprano: Evelyln Tubb
Soprano: Frances Kelly
Director: Edward Higginbottom
Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
Director: Peter Holman

: Work in Progress

A daily series in which artists talk about their current work. Bronte biographer Juliet Barker describes the process of writing a biography of her childhood passion, the author Laurie Lee. ProducerClare Hughes


Unknown: Juliet Barker
Unknown: Laurie Lee.

: CD Masters

With Rob Cowan. This week featuring
Haydn string quartets and recordings by German pianist Walter Gieseking.
Delius On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring Concert Arts Orchestra, conductor Felix Slatkin
10.12 Haydn String Quartet in D, Op 64 No 5 (Lark) Budapest Quartet
10.29 LP of the Week: Stravinsky Suite: The Firebird (1919) Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Eduard van Beinum
10.49 Debussy Suite Bergamasque Walter Gieseking (piano)
11.06 Rautavaara Cantus Arcticus
Leipzig RSO , conductor Max Pommer


Unknown: Rob Cowan.
Pianist: Walter Gieseking.
Conductor: Felix Slatkin
Conductor: Eduard van Beinum
Piano: Walter Gieseking
Piano: Rautavaara Cantus Arcticus
Conductor: Leipzig Rso
Conductor: Max Pommer

: Morning Performance

Incidental Music for Plays
Composer Dominic Muldowney , who has written many scores for the theatre, celebrates this particular branch of music in a week of programmes which take us from the age of Beethoven to the present day. He begins his journey with theatre music from the early 19th century. Beethoven Overture: Egmont
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Joseph Swensen
Beethoven Egmont (excerpts) Suzannah Clarke (soprano), BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Matthew Rowe
Weber Turandot (excerpts) BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Barry Wordsworth Schubert Rosamunde (excerpts) Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor
Eduard van Beinum
Sullivan The Tempest (excerpts)
Suzannah Clarke (soprano), BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Matthew Rowe Faure Shylock Toby Spence (tenor),
BBC CO, conductor Barry Wordsworth


Unknown: Dominic Muldowney
Conductor: Joseph Swensen
Conductor: Beethoven Egmont
Soprano: Suzannah Clarke
Conductor: Matthew Rowe
Conductor: Weber Turandot
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Conductor: Schubert Rosamunde
Conductor: Eduard van Beinum
Soprano: Suzannah Clarke
Conductor: Matthew Rowe
Tenor: Toby Spence
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

From the Wigmore Hall in London, presented by Verity Sharpe. Paul Lewis (piano)
Beethoven Variations in C on a waltz by Diabelli, Op 120 Repeated Sunday 1pm


Presented By: Verity Sharpe.
Piano: Paul Lewis

: BBC Orchestras

BBC Symphony Orchestra
This week's focus on Mahler begins with his first major work, the rarely performed cantata Das Klangende Lied. Mahler Blumine (Symphony No 1)
Conductor Leonard Slatkin
Mozart Piano Concerto No 20 in D minor, K466 Alfred Brendel , conductor Jiri Belohlavek
Mahler Das Klagende Lied
Lynda Russell (soprano), Catherine Wyn -Rogers (mezzo), Thomas Randle (tenor),
Alan Opie (baritone), London Philharmonic Choir, BBC Symphony Chorus, conductor Alexander Lazarev


Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
Conductor: Alfred Brendel
Conductor: Jiri Belohlavek
Conductor: Mahler Das Klagende
Soprano: Lynda Russell
Soprano: Catherine Wyn
Tenor: Thomas Randle
Baritone: Alan Opie
Conductor: Alexander Lazarev

: Opera in Action

Fantasy Opera: West Side Story
Michael White assembles a dream-team cast for Bernstein and Sondheim's musical based on Romeo and Juliet.
Including Kiri Te Kanawa , Jose Carreras ,
Marilyn Home and members of the original film cast.


Unknown: Michael White
Unknown: Kiri Te Kanawa
Unknown: Jose Carreras

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty with a selection of music, news and arts news.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

The splendour of Westminster Cathedral is the perfect setting for 1,000 years of musical history: early plainchant and the purity of Perotin 's 13th-century vocal polyphony contrast with music by Judith Weir and Mahler's Resurrection symphony. This concert was originally broadcast live in September 1999.
Solveig Kringleborn (soprano), Catherine Wyn-Rogers (mezzo), London Symphony Chorus, Orlando Consort, BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductors Andrew Davis and Stephen Cleobury
Plainchant Etenim Sederunt Principes;
Ideo Celos Apertos; Video Celos Apertos (communion)
Perotin Viderunt Omnes Fines
Terrae Weir All the Ends of the Earth
Mahler Symphony No 2 (Resurrection) (R)


Music By: Judith Weir
Soprano: Solveig Kringleborn
Soprano: Catherine Wyn-Rogers
Conductors: Andrew Davis
Unknown: Terrae Weir

: Night Waves

Acclaimed Shakespearian scholar
Stephen Greenblatt talks about his latest book, Hamlet in Purgatory, in which he explains his long fascination with the vivid, disturbing ghost of Hamlet's father. Introduced by Patrick Wright.


Talks: Stephen Greenblatt
Introduced By: Patrick Wright.

: Late Junction

Tonight's selection includes music for voices by John Dunstable , music for string quartet by David Stoll and music from
Qawaali singer Abida Parween. Presented by Verity Sharp.


Voices By: John Dunstable
Unknown: David Stoll
Singer: Abida Parween.
Presented By: Verity Sharp.

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe.
Piazzolla Milonga del Angel
12.10 Saint-Saens Piano Concerto No 5 in F (Egyptian) 12.40 Ferdinand David Trombone Concertino in E flat
1.00 Music for guitar, including works by Telemann, Domeniconi, lannarelli,
Bellinati, Roland Dyens and Pernambuco.
2.00 Jef van Hoof Symphony No 1 in A
2.35 Wagner Overture and Venusberg Music (Tannhauser) 2.55 Vieuxtemps Cello Concerto No 1 in A minor, Op 46
3.25 Mozart Litaniae Lauretanae , K195
3.55 Johannes Verhulst Overture in C minor; Gijsbrecht van Aemstel 4.05
Wojciech Kllar Orawa 4.10 Roland Dyens Hommage à Villa-Lobos 4.20 Villa-Lobos Aria (Bachianas Brasileiras No 5) 4.30 Bach Concerto in the Italian Style in F. BWV9 714.45 Gordon Jacob Overture
4.55 Ambroz Copi My Heart Is Steadfast (Psalm 108) 5.05 Stravinsky Eight
Instrumental Miniatures 5.20 Mozart
Four Minuets, K601 5.30 Abel Flute Concerto in C, Op 6 No 1 Bach
Brandenburg Concerto No 2 in F, BWV1 04 7


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Ferdinand David
Unknown: Roland Dyens
Unknown: Mozart Litaniae Lauretanae
Unknown: Johannes Verhulst
Unknown: Wojciech Kllar Orawa
Unknown: Gordon Jacob

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