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: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore.
Sibelius Suite , Op 117
Jari Valo (violin), Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, conductor Juha Kangas
6.45 Purcell Suite: The Virtuous Wife
Parley of Instruments, director Peter Holman
7.00 Schubert Overture: The Magical Harp Dresden Staatskapelle, conductor Willi Boskovsky
7.10 Francaix Octet for wind and strings Gaudier Ensemble
8.15 Ravel Sonata Vadim Repim (violin) and Boris Berezovsky (piano)
8.35 Mozart Symphony No 25 in G minor, K183 Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner


Unknown: Penny Gore.
Conductor: Juha Kangas
Director: Peter Holman
Conductor: Willi Boskovsky
Conductor: Boris Berezovsky
Unknown: St Martin
Conductor: Neville Marriner

: Composer of the Week: Gounod

Gounod once confessed that he would
"hide in a corner and listen to the strange, violent impassioned music" of Berlioz's Romeo and Juliet. He was nearly 50 before he attempted his own opera on the story, in which he strove to repeat the success he'd achieved with Faust.
Today Donald Macleod looks at some of Gounod's achievements of the 1860s and 1870s. and at his relationship with a certain Mrs Georgina Weldon. Romeo et Juliette (excerpt)
Alfredo Kraus (tenor), Catherine Malfitano (soprano), Toulouse Capitole Orchestra, conductor Michel Plasson
Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Ondrej Lenard
Three Songs from Biondina: Biondina Bella; Siam Itil'Altro Giorno; Ell'e Malata
Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
Nuit Resplenissante (Cinq Mars) Francoise Pollet (soprano),
Montpellier Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Cyril Diederich


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Mrs Georgina Weldon.
Tenor: Alfredo Kraus
Tenor: Catherine Malfitano
Conductor: Michel Plasson
Conductor: Ondrej Lenard
Tenor: Anthony Rolfe Johnson
Piano: Graham Johnson
Soprano: Francoise Pollet
Conductor: Cyril Diederich

: Work in Progress

Colin Thubron talks about his latest novel, a story set in deepest Peru and written in a cottage in isolation in Wales.


Talks: Colin Thubron

: CD Masters

With Jonathan Swain.
Tchaikovsky Overture: The Storm Amsterdam Concertgebouw conductor Bernard Haitink
10.18 Schubert Die Rose , D745b;
Wiegenlied, 0867; Die Junge Nonne ,
0828; Die Manner Sind Mechant (Vier Refrainlieder, 0866, No 3)
Gundula Janowitz (soprano), Irwin Gage (piano)
10.35 Tchaikovsky Fantasy Overture: Romeo and Juliet London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Pierre Monteux


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Conductor: Schubert Die Rose
Unknown: Junge Nonne
Soprano: Gundula Janowitz
Soprano: Irwin Gage
Conductor: Pierre Monteux

: Morning Performance

Cheltenham Festival
From Cheltenham Town Hall, Chris de Souza introduces a recital by pianist Boris Berezovsky.
Ravel Sonatine
Ravel Jeuxd'
Eau Crumb Makrokosmos I
11.55 Twenty Minutes: Dear Sarah Bemhardt
4: Sarah Captivates the New World and Russia. The 20th-century French writer continues her conversation with the spirit of the dead actress. With Eileen Atkins and Vanessa Redgrave.
12.15 Liszt 12 Transcendental Studies
See also 7.30pm


Introduces: Chris de Souza
Pianist: Boris Berezovsky.
Unknown: Eau Crumb Makrokosmos
Unknown: Sarah Bemhardt
Unknown: Eileen Atkins
Unknown: Vanessa Redgrave.

: Radio 3 Uinchtime Concert

Another chance to hear a recital given by the Apollo Saxophone Quartet in Belfast last year.
Paul Mitchell-Davidson All Lit Up
Jean Francaix Suite for four saxophones
Django Bates Travel Cartoons for the Blind Astor Piazzolla Four, for Tango Michael Nyman Quartet


Unknown: Paul Mitchell-Davidson
Unknown: Jean Francaix Suite
Unknown: Django Bates
Unknown: Tango Michael Nyman

: BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Beethoven Symphony No 4 in B flat Conductor OsmoVanska
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 1 in C
Steven Osborne , conductor JerzyMaksymiuk
Brahms Symphony No 4 in E minor Conductor Osmo Vanska


Conductor: Steven Osborne

: Music Restored

The Orlando Consort atAldeburgh
In the first of two programmes from this year's Aldeburgh Festival, Lucie Skeaping meets'members of the Orlando Consort and presents a concert of music by Purcell, Gesualdo, Fayrfax and Tallis, performed at St Edmund's Church, Southwold, Suffolk.


Unknown: Lucie Skeaping

: In Tune

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


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

Cheltenham Festival
Chris de Souza introduces a concert live from Cheltenham Town Hall.
Steven Isserlis (cello), City of London Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin Haydn Cello Concerto No 1 in C
8.20 Twenty Minutes: Sunstroke
By Ivan Bunin ,translated by Sophie Lund. David Horovitch reads the classic Russian story about cruising the Volga and falling in love - or is it just the heat?
8.40 Michael Berkeley
Concerto for cello and small orchestra
Mozart Symphony No 40 in G minor, K550 See also tomorrow, 11am


Cello: Steven Isserlis
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Unknown: Ivan Bunin
Translated By: Sophie Lund.
Translated By: David Horovitch
Unknown: Michael Berkeley

: Night Waves

Richard Coles talks to John Irving , author of The World According to Garp and A Prayer for Owen Meany , about his tenth novel,
The Fourth Hand, which tells the story of journalist who has his left hand eaten by a lion in front of millions of television viewers while reporting from India.


Talks: Richard Coles
Unknown: John Irving
Unknown: Owen Meany

: Late Junction

Amongtonight's choices Verity Sharp offers modern flamenco from Jose Merce and a chance to work out the exact pitches of the tuning of La Monte Young's Well Tuned Piano, which were kept a closely guarded secret for 27 years.


Unknown: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Jose Merce

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe.
Mozart Sinfonia Concertante in E flat, K364
12.45 Tolvo Kuula Chanson sans Parole, Op22Nol
12.50 Poulenc Quatre Motets pour le Temps de Noel
1.00 The Finnish Radio Symphony
Orchestra play works by Erkki Melartin. Violin Concerto in D minor, Op 60
Hannu Lintu , conductor John Storgards Symphony No 6
Conductor Jussi Jalas
2.10 Beethoven String Quartet in F minor, Op 95 (Serioso)
2.35 Stravinsky Ballet: Orpheus
3.00 Antoine Forqueray Harpsichord Suite
3.20 Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 3 in D minor
4.05 Scheidt Hymnus : Christe, Qui Lux Es et Dies
4.15 Mendelssohn Overture: The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave)
4.30 Ivan Jamovic Violin Concerto No 1 in A
4.50 Gershwin Piano Preludes
5.00 Andrea Gabriell Aria della Battaglia a 8
5.10 Brahms Four Songs, Op 17
5.25 Karl Doppler Souvenir de Prague, Op 24
5.40 Schubert, arr Liszt Standchen D889
5.50 Kalman Peter 's Song (Countess Maritza)


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Tolvo Kuula Chanson
Violin: Erkki Melartin.
Conductor: Hannu Lintu
Conductor: Jussi Jalas
Harpsichord: Antoine Forqueray
Unknown: Scheidt Hymnus
Unknown: Qui Lux
Violin: Ivan Jamovic
Unknown: Liszt Standchen
Unknown: Kalman Peter

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