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: Morning on 3

With Penny
Gore. Faure Fantaisie , Op 79
Richard Davis (flute), BBC Philharmonic, conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
6.50 Hebden Concerto No 1 in A
Cantilena, director Adrian Shepherd
7.00 Elgar Chantant
Peter Pettinger (piano)
7.50 Dvorak Overture: Carnival
Bavarian RSO, conductor Rafael Kubelik
8.00 Chopin Polonaise in A flat, Op 53 Peter Jablonski (piano)
8.45 Arnold Little Suite No 2, Op 78 City of London Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox


Unknown: Gore. Faure Fantaisie
Flute: Richard Davis
Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Director: Adrian Shepherd
Piano: Peter Pettinger
Conductor: Rafael Kubelik
Conductor: Chopin Polonaise
Piano: Peter Jablonski
Conductor: Richard Hickox

: Composer of the Week: Finzi

2: The Heat o' the Sun Donald Macleod explores the impact of the Second World War on Finzi, who was caught in an extraordinary position. Only his closest family knew that he was Jewish.
Quodlibet (Clowns) (from incidental music to Love 's Labour's Lost)
English Symphony Orchestra, conductor William Boughton Channel Firing (Op 16)
Stephen Varcoe (baritone), Clifford Benson (piano) Let Us Garlands Bring
John Carol Case (baritone), New Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley Five Bagatelles
Gervase de Peyer (clarinet), Gwenneth Pryor (piano)
Lo, the Full, Final Sacrifice
Choir of Worcester Cathedral, Adrian Partington (organ), director Donald Hunt (R)


Unknown: Sun Donald MacLeod
Conductor: William Boughton
Baritone: Stephen Varcoe
Piano: Clifford Benson
Baritone: John Carol Case
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Piano: Gwenneth Pryor
Unknown: Adrian Partington
Director: Donald Hunt

: Work in Progress

Roy Strong discusses the vista of The Laskett, the garden of his Herefordshire home.


Unknown: Roy Strong

: CD Masters

With Jonathan Swain.
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 2 in F,
BWV104 7 Kenneth Smith (flute), Gordon Hunt (oboe), Maurice Andre (trumpet), Christopher Warren-Green (violin), Philharmonia Orchestra. conductor Riccardo Muti
10.18 Poulenc Trio for oboe, bassoon and piano Nash Ensemble
10.32 Arban, arr Plchaureau Theme and Variations on "The Carnival of Venice
Maurice Andre (bugle), Orchestre d'Harmonie des Gardiens de la Paix de Paris, conductor Claude Pichaureau
10.41 Mahler Liedereines Fahrenden
Gesellen Kirsten Flagstad (soprano), Vienna PO. conductor Adrian Boult


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Flute: Kenneth Smith
Flute: Gordon Hunt
Oboe: Maurice Andre
Violin: Christopher Warren-Green
Conductor: Riccardo Muti
Conductor: Claude Pichaureau
Conductor: Mahler Liedereines Fahrenden
Soprano: Gesellen Kirsten Flagstad
Conductor: Adrian Boult

: Morning Performance

Cheltenham Festival
A recital live from the Pittville Pump Room, introduced by Chris deSouza. Joshua Bell (violin),
Steven Isserlis (cello),
Alexander Lonquich (piano)
Schubert Notturno in E flat, D897
Woolrich Elegy for cello and piano (first performance)
Schubert Fantasy in C for violin and piano, D934
11.55 Twenty Minutes: Harmony and Invention
Another story from the lumber room of musical history. With Biba Lille-West. 2: Answering Phrases For performers see Thursday
12.15 Brahms Piano Trio in B, Op 8 (original version) See also 7.30pm


Introduced By: Chris Desouza.
Introduced By: Joshua Bell
Cello: Steven Isserlis
Piano: Alexander Lonquich
Piano: Schubert Notturno

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

The first of four lunchtime concerts from last summer's music festivals around
Wales. Susan Sharpe travels west to
Fishguard for a concert given last July by the ensemble Fibonacci Sequence , featuring a British premiere and one of Beethoven's great early chamberworks. Beethoven Quintet for piano, oboe, clarinet. horn and bassoon, Op 16 Rorem Bright Musicm


Unknown: Fibonacci Sequence

: BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Bax Nympholept
Conductor Rumon Gamba
Arnold Symphony No 2
Conductor Martyn Brabbins
Stanford Suite for violin and orchestra, Op32 Anthony Marwood , conductor Martyn Brabbins
Vaughan Williams Symphony No 4 Conductor JerzyMaksymiuk


Conductor: Rumon Gamba
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Conductor: Stanford Suite
Conductor: Anthony Marwood
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Conductor: Vaughan Williams

: Voices

Carry On up Mount Parnassus! lain
Burnside clambers up Mount Parnassus in pursuit of the nine Muses: Clio, Calliope, Terpsichore and their sisters. Each of these Greek deities came to be associated with certain intellectual pursuits such as astronomy, history and comedy. This light-hearted glimpse of Ancient Greece includes songs by Schubert, Jerry Herman and W Denis Browne.

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty presents a selection of music and news from the arts world.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

Cheltenham Festival
A concert from Tewkesbury Abbey, introduced by Chris de Souza.
Choir of King's College, Cambridge, conductor Stephen Cleobury Byrd Laudibus in Sanctis Tallis Videte Miraculum
Bach Prelude and Fugue in C, BWV54 7 Wagemans Time-Bells (UK premiere) Holloway Woefully Arrayed Swayne Magnificat
8.20 Twenty Minutes: Somerleyton Hall An extract from WG Sebald's bestselling novel The Rings of Saturn explores the wonders of an exotic home in Suffolk.
8.40 Poulenc Motets pourun Temps de Penitence
Martin Mass for double choir
See also tomorrow. 11am


Introduced By: Chris de Souza.
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Conductor: Byrd Laudibus
Unknown: Sanctis Tallis Videte Miraculum
Unknown: Bach Prelude

: Night Waves

Richard Coles talks to Douglas Rushkoff , whose latest novel Bull looks back at the dawn of the e-commerce revolution from the vantage point of the year 2101, providing footnotes to early 21st-century culture along the way.


Talks: Richard Coles
Unknown: Douglas Rushkoff

: Late Junction

In tonight's programme John McLaughlin plays Bill Evans ; Bill Evans plays three pianos; Thelonious Monk plays a soundscape from the Indonesian island of Roti; Ron Geesin plays a cymbal and Terry Riley plays The Harp of New Albion. Presented by Verity Sharp.


Unknown: John McLaughlin
Unknown: Bill Evans
Unknown: Bill Evans
Unknown: Ron Geesin
Unknown: Terry Riley
Presented By: Verity Sharp.

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain.
Debussy Divertimento in B flat, K439b No 1
12.25 Shostakovich Cello Concerto No 1
1.00 The third and final part of Monteverdi's Selva Morale e Spirituale.
1.45 Beethoven Piano Sonata in C minor, Opl3(Pathetique)
2.05 Kodaly Suite: HaryJanos
2.35 Mahler Symphony No 8 (Symphony of a Thousand)
4.10 Poulenc Sept Chansons
4.30 Heino Eller Romance; Dance; A Homeland Tune
4.45 Ponchielli Capriccio for oboe and piano
5.00 Goldmark Overture: In the Spring
5.10 Couperin Les Fastes de la Grande et Ancienne Menestrandise (Order No 11)
5.30 Bach Chorale-Prelude : Allein Gott in der Hoh Sei Ehr , BWV664
5.45 Dukas The Sorcerer's Apprentice


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Heino Eller
Unknown: Ponchielli Capriccio
Unknown: Bach Chorale-Prelude
Unknown: Allein Gott
Unknown: Hoh Sei Ehr

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