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: Morning on 3

With Tommy Pearson.
Berwald Piano Trio No 2 in F minor Gaudier Ensemble
6.45 Chopin Polonaise Fantaisie in A flat, Op 61 Freddy Kempf (piano)
7.00 Poulenc Piano Concerto
Pascal Roge , Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit
7.35 Dino Saluzzi Cite de la Musique
Dino Saluzzi (bandoneon), Jose M Saluzzi (guitar), Marc Johnson (double bass)
8.00 Liszt Mephisto Waltz No 1
Chicago SO, conductor Georg Solti
8.30 Vivaldi Violin Concerto in C, RV1 78 Fabio Biondi , Europa Galante


Unknown: Tommy Pearson.
Unknown: Chopin Polonaise Fantaisie
Piano: Freddy Kempf
Unknown: Pascal Roge
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Unknown: Dino Saluzzi
Guitar: Jose M Saluzzi
Guitar: Marc Johnson
Conductor: Georg Solti
Unknown: Fabio Biondi
Unknown: Europa Galante

: Composers of the Week: Alessandroand Domenico Scarlatti

Father and son Alessandro (1660-1725) and Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757) worked in very different musical spheres, and while Alessandro remained in his native Italy, his son consolidated his reputation in the Iberian Peninsula. This week Donald Macleod tells their stories, examines theirdifferences, and reassesses their legacies.
D Scarlatti Keyboard Sonata in A, Kk39; Keyboard Sonata in A minor, Kk54 Vladimir Horowitz (piano)
A Scarlatti Sinfonia (II Primo Omicidio) Concerto Italiano, conductor Rinato Alessandrini
Gia il Sole dal Gange (L 'Honesta negli Amore); Son Tutta Duolo ; Se Florindo e Fedele;
Spesso Vibra per Suo Gioco;
Cessate di Piagarmi (II Pompeo) Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo), Gyorgy Fischer (piano) Cantata: Per la Notte di Natale
Susan Gritton (soprano),
Collegium Musicum 90, conductor Simon Standage D Scarlatti Salve Regina Christopher Harris (treble) Nicholas Clapton (alto), Timothy Byram-Wigfield (organ), Christ Church Cathedral Choir, conductor Francis Grier
Producer Martin Smith


Unknown: Domenico Scarlatti
Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Piano: Vladimir Horowitz
Conductor: Rinato Alessandrini
Unknown: Tutta Duolo
Unknown: Spesso Vibra
Unknown: Cecilia Bartoli
Piano: Gyorgy Fischer
Soprano: Susan Gritton
Soprano: Collegium Musicum
Conductor: Simon Standage
Unknown: Nicholas Clapton
Unknown: Timothy Byram-Wigfield
Conductor: Francis Grier
Producer: Martin Smith

: Work in Progress

Casting director Michelle Guish is finding actors for a film about the Jews of 16th-century Venice. One of the most sensitive parts of herjob is casting a child for one of the lead roles.
Producer Jane Greenwood


Director: Michelle Guish
Producer: Jane Greenwood

: CD Masters

With Jonathan Swain. This week featuring orchestral works by Elgar and recordings by the Swiss oboist Heinz Holliger.
Elgar Introduction and Allegro, Op 47 English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Benjamin Britten
10.20 Britten Six Metamorphoses after Ovid, Op 49 Heinz Holliger (oboe)
10.35 Medtner Two Fairy Tales Boris Berezovsky (piano)
10.44 Elgar Meditation (The Light of Life, Op 29) LPO, conductor Adrian Boult
10.51 Marcello Oboe Concerto in D minor
Heinz Holliger , Dresden Staatskapelle, conductor Vittorio Negri
11.04 Elgar Overture: In the South
(Alassio), Op 50 Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, conductor Constantin Silvestri


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Heinz Holliger.
Conductor: Benjamin Britten
Piano: Boris Berezovsky
Conductor: Adrian Boult
Unknown: Heinz Holliger
Conductor: Vittorio Negri
Conductor: Constantin Silvestri

: Morning Performance

Artist in Focus: Ida Haendel
Violinist Ida Haendel shares a lifetime's musical memories with Humphrey Burton and introduces performances from the BBC archives.
Franck Violin Sonata in A
Ida Haendel, Ronald Turini (piano)
Bruch Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor
Ida Haendel, BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Alexander Lazarev
Enescu Violin Sonata No 3, Op 25 Ida Haendel , Ronald Turini (piano)


Unknown: Humphrey Burton
Piano: Ronald Turini
Conductor: Alexander Lazarev
Unknown: Ida Haendel
Piano: Ronald Turini

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Stephanie Hughes presents the first in a new series of Monday lunchtime concerts live from the Wigmore Hall in London. Julian Lloyd Webber (cello), John Lenehan (piano)
Faure Elegie for cello, Op 24
Brahms Cello Sonata No 1 in E minor, Op 38 Macmillan Cello Sonata No 2 (first performance in England) Repeated next Sunday at 1pm


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Cello: Julian Lloyd Webber
Piano: John Lenehan
Piano: Faure Elegie

: BBC Proms 2001

Another chance to hearthe concert given at the Royal Albert Hall , London, on Friday 7 September.
Chicago SO, conductor Daniel Barenboim Wagner Overture: Tannhauser Elliott Carter Partita
Mahler Symphony No 1 (R)


Unknown: Albert Hall
Conductor: Daniel Barenboim

: Stage and Screen

Edward Seckerson introduces an eclectic selection from musicals old and new and talks to Aspects of Love star Michael Ball.


Unknown: Michael Ball.

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty presents a selection of music, plus an update on the latest news and views from the arts world.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3: Edinburgh International Festival

A reconstruction of the epic concert held on 8 December 1808 at the Theater an der Wien which included the first performances of some of Beethoven's finest works, recorded at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh as part of last month's Edinburgh International Festival. Introduced by Sandy Burnett.

Janice Watson (soprano), Jane Irwin (mezzo), Toby Spence (tenor), Neal Davies (bass), Francois-Frederic Guy (piano) Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conductor Gunther Herbig

Beethoven: Symphony No 6 in F (Pastoral); Ah! Perfido, Op 65; Gloria (Mass in C);
Piano Concerto No 4 in G; Symphony No 5 in C minor; Sanctus (Mass in C);
Choral Fantasy in C minor, Op 80


Presenter: Sandy Burnett
Soprano: Janice Watson
Mezzo: Jane Irwin
Tenor: Toby Spence
Bass: Neal Davies
Pianist: Francois-Frederic Guy
Musicians: Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Conductor: Gunther Herbig

: Night Waves

In a new season of the arts, culture and ideas magazine programme, Richard Coles and guests review Al: Artificial Intelligence the new big-screen collaboration between Steven Spielberg and the late Stanley Kubrick. And ex-
Bishop of Edinburgh Richard Holloway and anthropologist Pascal Boyer get to grips with the need for belief.


Unknown: Richard Coles
Unknown: Steven Spielberg
Unknown: Stanley Kubrick.
Unknown: Pascal Boyer

: Late Junction

Fiona Talkington presents
Christina Rossetti poetry sung by Norwegian band Kroyt and a setting of Southey by George Crumb , vocal music from Greek singer
Savina Yannatou and from Scandinavian group Trio Medieval. Plus Charlie Haden and Egberto Gismonti from the 1989 Montreal International Jazz Festival.


Unknown: Fiona Talkington
Unknown: Christina Rossetti
Unknown: George Crumb
Singer: Savina Yannatou
Unknown: Charlie Haden

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain. Hubay Fantaisie
Brillante on Themes from Bizet's
"Carmen "12.15 Mozart The Magic Flute (excerpts) 12.40 Franck Choral No 2 in B minorl.00 Schubert Sonatina in A minor, D385 Brahms Violin Sonata No 2 in A, Op 100 Bloch Suite: Baal Shem Magle Theme and Variations: Journey in Time
2.10 Stravinsky Mass 2.30 Kodaly Summer Evening 2.50 Pejacevic Verwandlung , Op 3 7
3.00-5.00 BBC Schools
3.00 Alphabet Time 3.10 CountingTime
3.20 Music Box 3.35 Find Out
3.50 Hopscotch 4.05 Time for Drama
4.20 Talking Points 4.40 Playtime
4.55 Programme Preview
5.00 Vaszy Comedy Overture
5.15 Tavener Funeral Ikos 5.30 Gal
Serenade, Op 46 5.45 Brahms Academic Festival Overture, Op 80


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Hubay Fantaisie
Unknown: Pejacevic Verwandlung

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