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: Bach

orch Webem Ricercata from "A Musical Offering"

: Karl Doppler

Souvenir de Prague

: Robert Parsons

Ave Maria

: Handel

Rejoice Greatly, 0 Daughters of Zion

: Hans Gal


: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore
6.00 Dvorak Nocturne, Op 40 English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Charles Mackerras
6.35 Dittersdorf Oboe Concerto in G
Heinz Holliger , Camerata Bern, director Thomas Furi
7.00 Leevi Madetoja Comedy Overture Iceland Symphony Orchestra, conductor Petri Sakari
7.40 Debussy Sonate en Trio for flute, viola and harp Philippa Davies (flute),
Roger Chase (viola), Marisa Robles (harp)
8.00 Vivaldi Concerto in D minor, RV565 Raffaello Negri (violin), Maurizio Naddeo (cello), Europa Galante , director Fabio Biondi (violin)
8.45 Britten/Berkeley MontJuic - Suite of Catalan Dances English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Steuart Bedford


Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Unknown: Heinz Holliger
Director: Thomas Furi
Conductor: Petri Sakari
Harp: Philippa Davies
Viola: Roger Chase
Viola: Marisa Robles
Violin: Raffaello Negri
Violin: Maurizio Naddeo
Cello: Europa Galante
Violin: Fabio Biondi

: Composer of the Week: Rubbra

With Donald Macleod in conversation with Robert Layton.
4: Post-War Success
From 1947-68 Rubbra was senior lecturer at Worcester College, Oxford, a post which gave him the financial security to compose and to consolidate his reputation as one of the most individual composers of his generation.
Salutation (A Garland for the Queen)
Bristol Bach Choir , conductor Glyn Jenkins Meditazioni sopra "Coeurs Desoles Piers Adams (recorder), Julian Rhodes (piano)
Variations on "The Shining River" Williams Fairey Band, conductor James Gourlay Violin Concerto Krysia Osostowicz , BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Nicholas Kok


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Robert Layton.
Conductor: Bristol Bach Choir
Conductor: Glyn Jenkins
Piano: Julian Rhodes
Conductor: James Gourlay
Unknown: Krysia Osostowicz
Conductor: Nicholas Kok

: Work in Progress

Novelist Hanif Kureishi talks about writing a first draft of his short thriller.


Talks: Hanif Kureishi

: CD Masters

With Rob Cowan.
Wagenseil Symphony in E
Ars Viva Orchestra Gravesano, conductor Hermann Scherchen
10.16 Scariatti Sonatas
Wanda Landowska (harpsichord)
10.32 Glazunov Symphony No 7 in F,
(Pastoral 'naya) Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Karl Eliasberg
11.06 Milstein Paganiniana Nathan Milstein (violin)
11.15 Bach Capriccio on the Departure of a Beloved Brother, BWV 992
Wanda Landowska (harpsichord)


Unknown: Rob Cowan.
Conductor: Hermann Scherchen
Conductor: Scariatti Sonatas
Harpsichord: Wanda Landowska
Conductor: Karl Eliasberg
Conductor: Milstein Paganiniana
Violin: Nathan Milstein
Violin: Bach Capriccio
Harpsichord: Wanda Landowska

: Morning Performance

Artist in Focus: Joshua Bell
In today's conversation with the violinist Joshua Bell , Humphrey Burton discovers the young star's love of technology and how he was once a video-games wizard. Mozart Violin Sonata in B flat, K454 Roger Vignoles (piano)
Prokofiev Violin Concerto No 1 in D, Op 19 BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis
Faure Piano Quartet in G minor, Op 45 Carla-Maria Rodrigues (viola), Steven Isserlis (cello), Susan Tomes (piano)


Unknown: Joshua Bell
Violinist: Joshua Bell
Violinist: Humphrey Burton
Piano: Roger Vignoles
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Viola: Carla-Maria Rodrigues
Viola: Steven Isserlis
Cello: Susan Tomes

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Another chance to hear a concert first broadcast last year. Auer Quartet
Haydn String Quartet in B flat, Op 76 No 4 Bartok String Quartet No 4 (R)

: BBC Orchestras

Ulster Orchestra
Finzi The Fall of the Leaf
Conductor Adrian Leaper
Howard Ferguson Piano Concerto
Philip Martin , conductor Adrian Leaper Britten Sinfonia da Requiem
Conductor Charles Haziewood
Tavener Tears of the Angels
Conductor Charles Hazlewood
Howard Ferguson Partita Conductor Adrian Leaper


Conductor: Adrian Leaper
Piano: Howard Ferguson
Conductor: Philip Martin
Conductor: Adrian Leaper
Conductor: Britten Sinfonia
Conductor: Charles Haziewood
Conductor: Tavener Tears
Conductor: Charles Hazlewood
Conductor: Howard Ferguson
Conductor: Adrian Leaper

: Making Tracks

Blue Peter's Simon Thomas and Matt Baker introduce music about the countryside, including sound pictures of a summer storm, a track by Irish band the Chieftains and a close-harmony hit about grassthat can talk.


Unknown: Simon Thomas
Unknown: Matt Baker

: Music Restored

Another chance to hear a programme first broadcast in April of last year. Lucie
Skeaping talks to Philip Pickett about the original Carmina Buranathat inspired Carl Orff 's popularwork. (R)


Unknown: Philip Pickett
Unknown: Carmina Buranathat
Unknown: Carl Orff

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty with music and news from the arts world. This evening he previews the new ENO commission from composer David Sawer , From Morning to Midnight, the story of a day in the life of a lowly cashier who makes a snap decision to rob the bank where he works.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: David Sawer

: Performance on 3

A concert from the BBC Symphony Orchestra's current tour of South
America, recorded on Tuesday in Montevideo, Uruguay, a country famous for its football team, cattle ranches, and beaches. Paul Guinery introduces the concert and reveals something about Montevideo's musical traditions.
Leif-Ove Andsnes (piano), BBC Symphony Orchestra Conductor Andrew Davis
Strauss Don Juan
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 1 in F sharp minor
Britten Four Sea Interludes (Peter Grimes ) Eigar Enigma Variations


Introduces: Paul Guinery
Piano: Leif-Ove Andsnes
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Conductor: Strauss Don Juan
Unknown: Peter Grimes

: Night Waves

Sarah Dunant presents the arts and culture magazine, which tonight includes Bill Buford 's regular letter on cultural life across the Atlantic.


Unknown: Sarah Dunant
Unknown: Bill Buford

: Late Junction

On tonight's programme
Stepanida Borisova and Hulu Project explore the culture of magic, music and nature in songs from Yakutia, Siberia's neighbour in North East Russia. Plus Erkki-Sven Tuur 's
Crystallisatio, music from Baaba Maal's new album Missing You ...Mi Yewni and a duet for sarod and tabla performed by Wajahat Khan and Anindo Chatterjee. Presented by Fiona Talkington.


Unknown: Stepanida Borisova
Unknown: Hulu Project
Unknown: Erkki-Sven Tuur
Unknown: Mi Yewni
Unknown: Wajahat Khan
Unknown: Anindo Chatterjee.
Presented By: Fiona Talkington.

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain
Dvorak Ave Maria
12.10 Fran Lhotka String Quartet in G minor
12.45 Clara Schumann Pieces Fugitives
1.00 A concert given by the Slovak
Chamber Orchestra conducted by Bohdan Warchal. Stamitz Symphony No 2 in (Drei Mannheimer Sinfonien) Zelenka Musica Slovaca Janacek Suite for Strings
Dvorak Serenade in E for Strings
2.05 Eckard Menuet d'Exaudet with Variations
2.25 Prokofiev Symphony No 7


Unknown: Jonathan Swain
Unknown: Dvorak Ave Maria
Unknown: Clara Schumann
Conducted By: Bohdan Warchal.
Unknown: Dvorak Serenade

: BBC Schools

3.00 Stories and Rhymes
3.15 Words Alive 13.30 Listen and Write
3.50 Word Fun 4.05 Mental Booster
Maths Challenge 4.20 Counting Time

: Mozart

Sonata in 0 for two pianos, K381

: Vladigerov

Classic and Romantic,
Op 24

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