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: Morning on 3

With Tommy Pearson.
Delius The Walk to the Paradise Garden (A Village Romeo and Juliet) BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis
6.40 Mozart Horn Concerto in E flat, K44 7 Lowell Greer (natural horn), Philharmonia Baroque Orch , director Nicholas McGegan
7.00 Uszt soirées de Vienne (Valses Caprices after Schubert) Leslie Howard (piano)
7.35 Janacek Lachian Dances Brno State Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Frantisek Jilek
8.00 Beethoven Piano Sonata in F, Op 54 John Lill
8.35 Bach Overture in D, BWV1069 Musica Antiqua , Koln, director Reinhard Goebel


Unknown: Tommy Pearson.
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Unknown: Lowell Greer
Horn: Philharmonia Baroque Orch
Director: Nicholas McGegan
Piano: Leslie Howard
Conductor: Frantisek Jilek
Unknown: John Lill
Unknown: Musica Antiqua
Director: Reinhard Goebel

: Composer of the Week: Louis Spohr

(1784-1859). On the composer's death in October 1859 JW Davidson wrote:
"Spohr- like his illustrious predecessors, Bach, Handel and Beethoven ... was able to produce works that are immortal." This week Donald Macleod listens to some of the works that helped to establish Spohr's reputation in his lifetime and explains why he is unjustly neglected today.
Potpourri in B flat on themes of Mozart, Op 22 (excerpt)
Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble
Violin Concerto No 8 in A minor, Op 4 7 Elizabeth Wallfisch , Brandenburg
Orchestra, conductor Roy Goodman
Symphony No 6 in G (Historical) Ulster Orchestra, conductor Adrian Leaper Producer Lyndon Jones


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: St Martin
Unknown: Elizabeth Wallfisch
Conductor: Roy Goodman
Conductor: Adrian Leaper
Producer: Lyndon Jones

: Work in Progress

A daily series in which artists talk about theircurrent work. Poet Patience Agbabi talks about her residency at Oxford Brookes University, where she is introducing healthcare professionals to creative writing and producing a new body Of her Own work. Producer Sara Davies


Producer: Sara Davies

: CD Masters

With Rob Cowan. This week featuring
Berlioz orchestral works and recordings of Scottish violist
William Primrose . Berlioz Overture: Le Corsaire
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Thomas Beecham
10.14 Clementi Preludio alia Haydn in C (Op 19); Capriccio in B flat, Op 17 Andreas Staier (fortepiano)
10.23 Berlioz Romeo and Juliet (excerpt) London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Pierre Monteux
10.37 Benjamin Romantic Fantasy
Jascha Heifetz (violin), William Primrose (viola), RCA Victor Orchestra, conductor Izler Solomon


Unknown: Rob Cowan.
Unknown: William Primrose
Conductor: Thomas Beecham
Conductor: Clementi Preludio
Unknown: Andreas Staier
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Violin: Jascha Heifetz
Violin: William Primrose
Conductor: Izler Solomon

: Morning Performance

Aldeburgh Festival 2001
Live from the Snape Maltings Concert Hall Chris de Souza introduces the first of this week's programmes from the Aldeburgh
Festival, which today features a concert in the series given by the Borodin Quartet.
Ruben Aharonian and Andrei Abramenkov
(violins), Igor Naidin (viola), Valentin Berlinsky (cello)
Shostakovich String Quartet No 12, Opl33 Shostakovich Two Pieces for string octet, Op 11 With the Belcea Quartet
11.45 Twenty Minutes
During the summer of 1825 Beethoven wrote his String Quartet in B flat, Op 130. Christopher Ettridge reads an account by Martin Cooper of the composer's activities during that year.
12.05 Beethoven String Quartet in B flat, Op 130 See also tonight 7.30pm
David Gillard on the Aldeburgh Festival: page 20


Unknown: Ruben Aharonian
Violins: Andrei Abramenkov
Violins: Igor Naidin
Viola: Valentin Berlinsky
Unknown: Christopher Ettridge
Unknown: Martin Cooper
Unknown: David Gillard

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

From the Wigmore Hall in London a song recital by soprano Felicity Lott and pianist Graham Johnson , including works by Loewe, Oskar Straus , Satie, Yvain,
Warlock and Walton. Presented by Fiona Talkington. Repeated Sunday 1pm


Soprano: Felicity Lott
Pianist: Graham Johnson
Unknown: Oskar Straus
Presented By: Fiona Talkington.

: BBC Orchestras

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Schumann Overture: Manfred Conductor Jiri Belohlavek
Schumann Symphony No 1 in B flat (Spring) Conductor Tadaaki Otaka
Schumann Cello Concerto in A minor
Truls Mork , conductor Andrew Davis Brahms Symphony No 2 in D Conductor Jiri Belohlavek


Conductor: Jiri Belohlavek
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Conductor: Truls Mork
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Conductor: Jiri Belohlavek

: Opera in Action

Opera at the Crossroads of Europe
In his final visit to Prague, Jan Smaczny celebrates the late-flowering genius of Janacek and unearths rare operatic treasures by Martinu and the composer of Donkey Serenade, Rudolf Friml. (R)


Unknown: Jan SmacZny
Unknown: Rudolf Friml.

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty talks to Richard Aldous about his new book Tunes of Glory, which chronicles the extraordinary life of the English conductor Malcolm Sargent. Plus news from the arts world and a look at the latest classical releases on CD.


Talks: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Richard Aldous
Conductor: Malcolm Sargent.

: Performance on 3

Aldeburgh Festival 2001
A concert live from the Snape Maltings Concert Hall.
Louise Hopkins (cello), Nicolas Hodges (piano), BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leonard Slatkin
Shostakovich Ballet: The Age of Gold Britten Cello Symphony
8.25 Twenty Minutes: Sciarrino and the Spirit of Place
Graham Fawcett explores the association between nature and silence and the music of Italian composer Salvatore Sciarrino.
8.45 Salvatore Sciarrino Clima Dopo Harry Partch for piano and orchestra Elgar Overture: In the South (Alassio)


Cello: Louise Hopkins
Cello: Nicolas Hodges
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
Unknown: Salvatore Sciarrino.
Unknown: Harry Partch

: Night Waves

How does a new generation of German writers respond to the horrors of the Third Reich? Isabel Hilton talks to debut novelist
Rachel Seiffert , whose book The Dark
Room deals with the legacy of the war and explores current fasci nation with the Nazi period among young artists in Germany.


Talks: Isabel Hilton
Unknown: Rachel Seiffert

: Late Junction

Tonight's programme features Estonian composer Urmas Sisask 's interpretation of Aboriginal intergalactic myths and some authentic didgeridoo sounds of the outback, early tracks from Bela Fleck , the Levellers in reflective mood, and Percy Grainger 's haunting arrangement of the Londonderry Air. Presented by Fiona Talkington.


Unknown: Urmas Sisask
Unknown: Bela Fleck
Unknown: Percy Grainger
Presented By: Fiona Talkington.

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain.
Mozart Violin Sonata in A, K526 (excerpt)
12.15 Judith Weir String Quartet
12.30 Schumann Cello Concerto in A minor
12.50 Godard Oh! Ne T'eveille Pas Encor (Jocelyn)
1.00 Beethoven Violin Sonata in F, Op 24 (Spring) Bartok Violin Sonata No 2
Janacek Violin Sonata Beethoven Violin Sonata in G, Op 96
2.30 Sibelius Symphony No 7


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Judith Weir

: BBC Schools

3.00 Something to Think About
3.15 Playtime 3.30 Music Box
3.45 EAL: Let's Make a Story
4.00 Let's Make a Story 4.15 Song Tree

: Danzi

Wind Quintet in G minor, Op 56 No 2
4.45 Grieg Symphonic Dance, Op 64 No 4
5.05 CPE Bach Symphony in E flat, Wq 79
5.25 Johann Rosenmuller De Profundis
(Psalm 129) 5.40 Berlioz Overture: King Lear5.55 Artur Kapp Palumine (A Prayer)


Unknown: Johann Rosenmuller
Unknown: Artur Kapp Palumine

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