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: Morning on 3

With Tommy Pearson.
Sullivan Overture: The Mikado
Pro Arte Orchestra, conductor Malcolm Sargent
6.45 Mateo da Flecha La Bamba
I Fagiolini, Concordia
7.00 Weber Overture: Oberon
Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Yevgeni Mravinsky
7.15 Bellini Oboe Concerto in Eflat
Hansjorg Schellenberger,
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor James Levine
8.05 Bach French Suite No 6 in E,
BWV81 7 Mieczyslaw Horszowski (piano)
8.30 Schubert Symphony No 8 in B minor (Unfinished) Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Pierre Monteux


Unknown: Tommy Pearson.
Conductor: Malcolm Sargent
Conductor: Yevgeni Mravinsky
Conductor: James Levine
Conductor: Pierre Monteux

: Composer of the Week: Spohr

She took her harp to the party and it was Spohrwho asked herto play. "I was so deeply moved," the composer remembered, "that I could scarcely restrain my tears. Bowing in silence, I took my leave - but my heart remained behind." Donald Macleod recounts
Spohr's courtship and marriage to the harpist Dorothea Scheidler and their concert tours together across Europe, and Spohr's first operatic appointments. Larghetto (Sonata Concertante in G, Op 115) Susann McDonald (harp), Louis Kaufmann (violin)
Notturno in C for wind instruments and Turkish band, Op 34 (excerpt) Consortium Classicum
Aria: Here It Glows, Pure Affection (Faust, Actl) Diane Jennings (soprano), Bielefeld Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Geoffrey Moull
String Quartet in C, Op 45 No New Budapest Quartet


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Harpist: Dorothea Scheidler
Violin: Louis Kaufmann
Soprano: Diane Jennings
Conductor: Geoffrey Moull

: Work in Progress

Poet Patience Agbabi discovers some of the challenges facing her in her residency in the schools of Humanities and Healthcare at Oxford Brookes University.

: CD Masters

With Rob Cowan.
Prokofiev Montagues and Capulets;
Romeo and Juliet; Masks (Romeo and Juliet) New York Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Kurt Masur
10.20 Handel Adagio (Trio Sonata in E,
HWV394) Albert Spalding (violin), William Primrose (viola), Andre Benoist (piano)
10.26 Bedioz Symphonie Fantastique Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Carlo Zecchi
11.19 Bach Bourees : Nos 1 and 2; Gigue (Suite No 3 in C, BWV1009) William Primrose (viola)


Unknown: Rob Cowan.
Conductor: Kurt Masur
Violin: Albert Spalding
Violin: William Primrose
Viola: Andre Benoist
Conductor: Carlo Zecchi
Conductor: Bach Bourees
Viola: William Primrose

: Morning Performance

Aldeburgh Festival 2001
Chris de Souza introduces a recital by Canadian baritone Gerald Finley with pianist Roger Vignoles which explores the themes of evening, morning and night in songs by Schubert, Britten, Faureand Wolf. See also tonight 7.30pm


Introduces: Chris de Souza
Baritone: Gerald Finley
Pianist: Roger Vignoles
Unknown: Faureand Wolf.

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Another chance to hear a recital given at last year's Spitalfields Festival, in which lutenist Nigel North performs his own arrangements of the cello suites of Bach. Bach Suites: No 4 in E flat, BWVIOIO; No 5 in C minor, BWV1011 (R)


Unknown: Nigel North

: BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Schumann Symphony No 2 in C Conductor YoavTalmi
Tchalkovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme Tim Hugh (cello), conductor OsmoVanska Schubert Symphony No 9 in C (Great) Conductor Nan Volkov


Cello: Tim Hugh
Conductor: Nan Volkov

: Voices

Stephan Loges and EugeneAsü
A recital of songs by Schubert, Schumann and Clara Schumann.
Introduced by lain Burnside . Stephan Loges (baritone), Eugene Asti (piano)
Schubert DerMusensohn , D764; An die Entfernte, D765; Wanderers Nachtlied I, D224; Wanderers Nachtlied 11, D 768;
Wilkommen und Abschied, D767;An den Mond, D193; Schafers Klagelied, 0121 Schumann Widmung , Op 25 No 1; Aus den Ostlichen Rosen , Op 25 No 25; Mein Schoner Stern !, Op 101 No 4
Clara Schumann Walzer ; Sie Liebten Sich Beide; Die Stille Lotosblume ; Das Veilchen Schumann/Clara Schumann Six Songs from Ruckert's "Liebesfruhling"


Unknown: Stephan Loges
Unknown: Clara Schumann.
Introduced By: Lain Burnside
Piano: Eugene Asti
Piano: Schubert Dermusensohn
Unknown: Schumann Widmung
Unknown: Ostlichen Rosen
Unknown: Mein Schoner Stern
Unknown: Clara Schumann Walzer
Unknown: Sie Liebten Sich
Unknown: Stille Lotosblume
Unknown: Das Veilchen

: In Tune

Vermeerlived for only 43 years and even in his lifetime his paintings were limited and expensive. Only 35 of them survive, and this evening Sean Rafferty visits the National Gallery where a large proportion of these pictures are included in a new exhibition, Vermeer and the Delft School. Plus news from the arts world and a look at the latest classical releases on CD.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

Aldeburgh Festival 2001
Another recital in the Borodin Quartet's
Beethoven and Shostakovich series, given at the Snape Maltings Concert Hall on Saturday. Introduced by Chris de Souza.
Ruben Aharonian and Andrei Abramenkov
(violins), Igor Naidin (viola), Valentin Berlinsky (cello)
Beethoven String Quartet in A, Op 18 No 5 Shostakovich String Quartet No 6, Op 101 Beethoven String Quartet in F, Op 59 No 1 (Razumovsky) See also tomorrow 11.30am


Introduced By: Chris de Souza.
Introduced By: Ruben Aharonian
Violins: Andrei Abramenkov
Violins: Igor Naidin
Viola: Valentin Berlinsky

: Night Waves

Leading American thinker Noam Chomsky -renowned professor of linguistics and commentator on American foreign policy - talks about a range of topics, from the innateness of language to US intervention in the developing world and the propaganda role of corporate media. Introduced by Richard Coles.


Unknown: Noam Chomsky
Introduced By: Richard Coles.

: Late Junction

Two very different Ave Marias - one from the Magic Malik Orchestra and one by Anton Bruckner. Plus Caixa's very own
Lament for Mary, traditional sounds from Mongolia, an extract from
Eberhard Weber 's Chorus, featuring Jan Garbarek , and the Hilliard Esemble singing Perotin. Presented by Fiona Talkington.


Unknown: Anton Bruckner.
Unknown: Eberhard Weber
Unknown: Jan Garbarek
Unknown: Hilliard Esemble
Presented By: Fiona Talkington.

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain.
Couperin Sonata in E minor (La Frangoise)
12.15 Bizet Symphony in C
12.50 Buxtehude Toccata in F, BuxWV156
1.00 The first of three concerts broadcast overthree weeks, featuring Monteverdi's Selva Morale e Spirituale performed by the ensemble ExTempore directed by Florian Heyerick.
1.50 Bach French Suite No 5 in G, BWV816
2.05 Kunzen Symphony in G minor
2.25 Mozart, arr Grieg Sonata in F for two pianos, K533
2.45 Dittersdorf Sinfonia Concertante


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Directed By: Florian Heyerick.

: BBC Schools

3.00 Time to Move
3.20 First Steps in Drama
3.35 Tales from Europe
3.50 Let's Move
4.10 Time and Tune

: Brahms

Tragic Overture
4.40 Kreisler Syncopation
4.45 Poulenc Litanies a la Vierge Noire
5.00 G Gabrieli Canzon Prima a 5 5.10 Grieg String Quartet in F (Unfinished)
5.35 Strauss Love scene (Feuersnot)
5.45 Madetoja Kullervo


Unknown: Vierge Noire
Unknown: Gabrieli Canzon Prima
Unknown: Madetoja Kullervo

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