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: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore.
Liszt Rhapsodie Espagnole (Folies d'Espagne et Jota Aragonesa) Murray Perahia (piano)
6.35 Eller Dawn
John Digney (oboe), Scottish National Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
7.00 Rossini Overture (The Thieving Magpie) Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conductor Fritz Reiner
7.45 Buffardin Concerto in E minor for flute and strings Musica Antiqua, Koln, director Reinhard Goebel
8.00 Stravinsky Sonata for two pianos Robert Fizdale and Arthur Gold
8.35 Mozart Symphony No 35 in D, K385 (Haffner) Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Claudio Abbado


Piano: Murray Perahia
Oboe: John Digney
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Director: Reinhard Goebel
Pianos: Robert Fizdale
Pianos: Arthur Gold
Conductor: Claudio Abbado

: Composer of the Week: Gounod

Goethe's version of the Faust legend has been the subject of at least 17 operas; Gounod's setting of the story was his greatest operatic success. Today Donald Macleod explores Gounod's s readi ng of a story of which the composer said "I could not put it down - 1 read it incessantly, at meals, at theatre, in the street." Gounod Faust (excerpts)
Bavarian Radio Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Colin Davis


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Conductor: Colin Davis
Marguerite: Kirl Te Kanawa (soprano)
Faust: Francesco Ariaza (tenor)
Mephistopheles: Yevgeni Nesterenko (bass)
Marthe: Majana Upovsek (contralto)

: Work in Progress

Colin Thubron discusses the fictional journey at the heart of his current novel.


Unknown: Colin Thubron

: CD Masters

With Jonathan Swain.
Wagner Raste Nun Hier; Gonne Dir Ruh!
(Die WalkOre) Gundula Janowitz (soprano) Jon Vickers (tenor), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Herbert von Karajan
10.19 Sor Study in E minor, Op 6 No 11; Study in B flat, Op 31 No 22; Study in B minor, Op 35 No 22 NarcisoYepes (guitar)
10.28 Tchaikovsky The Tempest Russian National Orchestra, conductor Mikhail Pletnev
10.51 Mozart Alma Grande e Nobil Core, K578 GundulaJanowitz (soprano), Vienna Symphony Orchestra, conductor Wilfried Bottcher


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Soprano: Gundula Janowitz
Tenor: Jon Vickers
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev
Conductor: Wilfried Bottcher

: Morning Performance

Cheltenham Festival
Soprano Emma Kirkby and lutenist
Christopher Wilson perform lute songs and music by Guedron.Ballard, Dufaut, Lanier and Lawes, live from the Pittville Pump Room. Introduced by Chris deSouza .
11.45 Twenty Minutes: Dear Sarah Bernhardt
3: Sarah becomes the Rage of Paris
The 20th-century French writer continues her conversation with the spirit of the dead actress. With Eileen Atkins and Vanessa Redgrave.
12.05 Including music by Boesset, Vallet, Mesangeau and J Wilson. See also 7.30pm


Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Unknown: Christopher Wilson
Introduced By: Chris Desouza
Unknown: Sarah Bernhardt
Unknown: Eileen Atkins
Unknown: Vanessa Redgrave.
Unknown: J Wilson.

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Another chance to hear a piano recital given last year in Belfast by Anthony Goldstone and Caroline Clemmow. William Crotch Sinfonia in C
Rachmaninov Six Morceaux, Op 11


Unknown: Anthony Goldstone
Unknown: Caroline Clemmow.
Unknown: William Crotch Sinfonia

: BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Conductor VassilySinaisky
Mendelssohn Overture: The Hebrides (Fingal'sCave)
Beethoven Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, conductor Charles Mackerras
Dvorak Cello Concerto in B minor Tim Hugh Beethoven Symphony No 3 in E flat (Eroica)


Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Unknown: Tim Hugh

: Choral Evensong

From Durham Cathedral. Introit: Te Lucis anteTerminum (Tallis). Responses (Ayleward). Office Hymn: Lord of All
Hopefulness (Slane). Psalms 59, 60, 61 (WTaylor, W Ellis, J Goss). First Lesson: Exodus 34, wl-9; 27-29. Canticles: Dyson in D. Second Lesson: Luke 11, w37-end; 12, vl. Anthem: Blessed City,
Heavenly Salem (Bairstow). Hymn: Ye That Know the Lord Is Gracious (Hyfrydol).
Voluntary: Finale (Toccata) (Sonata No 14 in C, Op 165) (Rheinberger). Organist and master of the choristers James Lancelot. Sub-organist Keith Wright.


Unknown: James Lancelot.
Unknown: Keith Wright.

: In Tune

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


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

Cheltenham Festival
From the Pittville Pump Room, Chris de Souza introduces a concert by the Smith Quartet.
Reich Triple Quartet (first performance) Crumb Black Angels: Thirteen Images from the Dark Land
8.20 Twenty Minutes: Cabinet of Curiosities
Sarah Lefanu and guests seek out another intriguing collection of objects thatjustifies the title "cabinet of curiosities".
8.40 Nancarrow String Quartet (1945) Reich Different Trains
See also tomorrow. 11am


Introduces: Chris de Souza
Unknown: Sarah Lefanu

: Night Waves

The Left Book Club became one of the most powerful forces forthe spread of ideas in 1930s Britain. At its height it had 57,000 members and put more than two million books into circulation. As a new anthology is published featuring its most celebrated writers, Philip Dodd considers the power of intellectual networks-from coffee houses to cyber-cafes -to shape the thinking oftheirtime.


Unknown: Philip Dodd

: Late Junction

Verity Sharp focuses on the music of Mozambique - from the Timbila xylophone to the popular songs of Zena Bakar - and on a guitar tune by Bill Frisell and the homage by Gavin Bryars which it inspired.


Unknown: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Zena Bakar
Unknown: Bill Frisell
Unknown: Gavin Bryars

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe.
Mozart Overture: La Clemenza di Tito
12.10 Shostakovich Cello Sonata, Op 40
12.35 Bartok Dance Suite for orchestra, Sz77
12.50 Dinu Upatti Improvisation
1.00 A concert of reecordings from the Croatian Radio Archive:
Mozart Piano Concerto No 9 in E flat, K271 Luca Sorkochevich Symphony No 6 in D Mozart Piano Concerto No 12 in A, K414
2.10 Busoni Two Finnish Folk Songs, Op 2 7
2.20 Brahms Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op 115
3.00 Clara Schumann Variations in F sharp minor on a theme of Robert Schumann , Op 20
3.10 LudwigSchuncke Grande Sonata in G minor, Op 3 3.30 Reger Fantasia and Fugue (Chorale Fantasy, Op 52 No 2)
3.55 Jean-Baptiste Forqueray Chaconne: La Morangis ou la Plissay
4.05 Handel Dall 'Ondoso Periglio ; Aure, Deh, perPieta (Giulio Cesare in Egitto)
4.15Smetana Vltava (Ma Vlast)
4.40 Purcell, compl Thurston Dart Sonata in G minor
4.50 Vaughan Williams Quick March (Sea Songs)
5.00 Schubert Impromptu in A flat, D899
5.10 Henri Albicastro Violin Sonata, Op 9 No 12 (La Follia)
5.20 Stravinsky Concerto in D for orchestra (Basle)
5.45 Ravel La Valse


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Dinu Upatti
Unknown: Robert Schumann
Unknown: Reger Fantasia
Unknown: Handel Dall
Unknown: Ondoso Periglio
Unknown: Giulio Cesare

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