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: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore.
Grieg Lyric Pieces, Op 43 LeifOveAndsnes (piano)
6.40 Beethoven Violin Sonata in A, Op 12 No 2 Anne-Sophie Mutter, Lambert Orkis (piano)
7.00 Arnold Three Shanties, Op 4 James Galway Wind Quintet
7.45 Bach Organ Sonata in C minor, BWV526 Ton Koopman
8.00 Barber Overture: School for Scandal
St Louis Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leonard Slatkin
8.45 Satie Mercure New London
Orchestra, conductor Ronald Corp


Piano: Lambert Orkis
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin

: Composer of the Week: Gerald Finzi

(1901-56). Another chance to hear the series, first broadcast last year, exploring the life and music of Gerald Finzi , who was born 100 years ago this month. Presented by Donald McLeod with contributions from Stephen Brayfield , author of a recent pioneering biography of the composer. 1: The Early Sun?
As I Lay in the Early Sun (Op 13)
Ian Partridge (tenor), Clifford Benson (piano) / Said to Love Stephen Varcoe (baritone), Clifford Benson (piano)
Grand Fantasia and Toccata, Op 38
Peter Katin (piano), New Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley
My Spirit Sang All Day (Op 1 7)
Choirof Queens' College, Cambridge, conductor Rupert Jordan
Dies Natalis Wilfred Brown (tenor), English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Christopher Finzi
In Years Defaced (Op 19) Martyn Hill (tenor), Clifford Benson (piano) <R)


Unknown: Gerald Finzi
Presented By: Donald McLeod
Unknown: Stephen Brayfield
Tenor: Ian Partridge
Tenor: Clifford Benson
Baritone: Stephen Varcoe
Piano: Clifford Benson
Piano: Grand Fantasia
Piano: Peter Katin
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Conductor: Rupert Jordan
Tenor: Natalis Wilfred Brown
Conductor: Christopher Finzi
Tenor: Martyn Hill
Tenor: Clifford Benson

: Work in Progress

A daily series in which artists talk about their current work. This week, writer, art historian and former museum director Roy Strong describes The Laskett, the garden of his Herefordshire home that has become a 28-year work in progress. Today he considers its scale. Producer Pau Dodgson


Director: Roy Strong
Producer: Pau Dodgson

: CD Masters

With Jonathan Swain. This week featuring orchestral songs by Mahler and recordings by the French trumpeter Maurice Andre.
Charpentier, arr Defaye Fanfare (Te Deum) Maurice Andre (trumpet), Jane Parker-Smith (organ)
10.08 Mahler Kindertotenlieder
Janet Baker (mezzo), Halle Orchestra , conductor John Barbirolli
10.36 Hummel Trumpet Concerto in E flat Maurice Andre , Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Herbert von Karajan


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Songs By: Mahler And
Unknown: Maurice Andre.
Unknown: Maurice Andre
Unknown: Jane Parker-Smith
Unknown: Janet Baker
Conductor: Halle Orchestra
Conductor: John Barbirolli
Unknown: Maurice Andre
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

: Morning Performance

Cheltenham Festival
Beginning two weeks of performances from this year's Cheltenham Festival. A concert by the Belcea Quartet, introduced from the Pittville Pump Room by Chris de Souza. Haydn String Quartet in C, Op 76 No 3 (Emperor)
Holt Two Movements for string quartet (first performance)
11.45 Twenty Minutes: Harmony and Invention
The first of five stories from the lumber room of musical history, discovered by Rachel Stott. With Biba Lille-West.
1: Boys Behaving Badly For performers see Thursday
12.05 Schubert Quartet movement in C minor, D 703
Beethoven String Quartet in B flat, Op 18 No 6 See also 7.30pm


Unknown: Chris de Souza.
Unknown: Rachel Stott.

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

A recital from the Wigmore Hall in London, presented by Fiona Talkington. Philip Langridge (tenor),
David Owen Norris (piano)
Duparc L 'Invitation au Voyage; Lamento; Le Manoir de Rosamonde
Poulenc C; Priez pour Paix; Le Retourdu
Sergent Bax Far in a Western Brookland; In the Morning; Carrey Clavel
Britten Winter Words Repeated Sunday lpm


Presented By: Fiona Talkington.
Tenor: Philip Langridge
Piano: David Owen Norris
Unknown: Sergent Bax Far

: BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Ravel Suite: Ma Mere I 'Oye Conductor Richard Hickox
Strauss Four Last Songs
Barbara Hendricks (soprano), conductor Ion Marin Mozart Piano Concerto No 23 in A, K488 Nelson Goerner , conductor Richard Hickox Vaughan Williams A London Symphony
(Symphony No 2) Conductor Richard Hickox


Conductor: Richard Hickox
Soprano: Barbara Hendricks
Conductor: Ion Marin
Conductor: Nelson Goerner
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Conductor: Vaughan Williams
Conductor: Richard Hickox

: Opera in Action

Another chance to hearthe second part of Martin Handley 's profile of the great
Swedish soprano Birgit Nilsson , which focuses on herfinest roles in operas by Wagner, Strauss, Puccini and Mozart. (R)


Unknown: Martin Handley
Soprano: Birgit Nilsson

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty talks to tenor Ian Bostridge , who performs live in the studio. Plus a selection of music and arts news.


Talks: Sean Rafferty
Tenor: Ian Bostridge

: Performance on 3

Cheltenham Festival
The Lighthouse
Peter Maxwell Davies 's dramatic and atmospheric chamber opera, inspired by a true story, which opened this year's festival. In December 1900, a ship in the Atlantic reported the light out at Flannan lighthouse and the lighthouse tender
Hesperus was dispatched to investigate. What its crew discovered sparked one of the most curious maritime mysteries of all time. The light was in perfect working order but the three-man crew of the lighthouse had seemingly disappeared into thin air. Had the men been swept away in a storm or were there other forces at work?
Music Theatre Wales,
Conductor Michael Rafferty See also tomorrow. 11am


Unknown: Peter Maxwell Davies
Conductor: Michael Rafferty
Sandy: Michael Bennett (tenor)
Arthur: Kelvin Thomas (bass)
Blazes: Gwlon Thomas (baritone)

: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Conductor Rumon Gamba
Nathan Rose Deepest Blue (BBC commission, first performance)

: Night Waves

Isabel Hilton and guests consider a new exhibition entitled The Art of Noise, which speculates on the noise of art.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton

: Late Junction

Verity Sharp takes a look back at the early career of Robert Wyatt and Soft Machine, plus oud music from Anouar Brahem and oo music from Moondog.


Unknown: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Robert Wyatt
Unknown: Anouar Brahem

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain.
Debussy Danseuses de Delphes; La
Cathedrale Engloutie (Preludes, Book 1)
12.15 Telemann Missa Brevis
12.30 Mendelssohn Viola Sonata in C minor
1.00 Berg Piano Sonata, Op 1 Debussy 12 Etudes 1.55 Brahms Alto Rhapsody, Op 53
2.10 Haydn Symphony No 73 in D (La Chasse) 2.30 Mozart String Quartet in B flat, K458 (Hunt) 3.00 Sibelius Five
Esquisses, Op 114 3.10 Stanford Motet: Eternal Father, Op 135 No 23.20 Spohr Concerto in B minor for two violins
3.45 Richard Flury Mélodie; Serenade; Gavotte 4.00 Quantz Trio Sonata in A
4.15 Brahms Mahenlieder , Op 22
4.30 Jan van Gilse Trio
4.50 Nielsen Overture: Masquerade
5.00 Debussy La Danse de Puck; Le Vent dans la Plaine; Minstrels (Preludes Book 1)
5.15 Mozart Violin Sonata in G, K301
5.30 Weber Andante and Rondo Ungarese in C minor. Op 35
5.45 Handel Quartet in G, Op 5 No 4


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Brahms Mahenlieder
Unknown: Jan van Gilse
Unknown: Rondo Ungarese

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