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: Morning on 3

With Tommy Pearson.
Bach Sinfonia (Cantata No 42) Brandenburg Consort, director Roy Goodman
6.20 Beethoven Piano Sonata in A, Op 101 Maria Yudina
7.00 Glinka Overture: A Life for the Tsar
USSR Symphony Orchestra, conductor Evgeny Svetlanov
7.40 Michael Haydn Incidental music to Voltaire's "Zaire "Collegium Aureum, conductor Franzjosef Maier
8.00 Bax Overture to a Picaresque
Comedy London Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Bryden Thomson
8.25 Purcell Sing unto the Lord Gabrieli Consort and Players, director Paul McCreesh


Unknown: Tommy Pearson.
Director: Roy Goodman
Unknown: Maria Yudina
Conductor: Evgeny Svetlanov
Conductor: Michael Haydn
Conductor: Franzjosef Maier
Conductor: Bryden Thomson
Unknown: Gabrieli Consort
Director: Paul McCreesh

: Composers of the Week: Alessandroand Domenico Scarlatti

Donald Macleod concludes the story of the Scarlattis and examines the enormous influence that they exerted on European musical life.
D Scariatti Sonata in D, Kk492; Sonata in Fminor, Kk239
Scott Ross (harpsichord)
Purnel Sonno Almen Tal'Ora
Cyrille Gersthenhaber (soprano), XVI 11-21 Musique des Lumibres, director Jean-Christophe Frisch
A Scarlatti Concerto da Camera No 7 in D
Judith Linsenburg(recorder), Musica Pacifica
D Scarlatti Sonata in D, Kk430; Sonata in G, Kkl3
Glenn Gould (piano)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Harpsichord: Scott Ross

: Work in Progress

Michelle Guish is finding herjob as a casting director has changed in the last few years. Now she is involved in a film from the very beginning and is helping to raise finance for projects.


Unknown: Michelle Guish

: CD Masters

With Jonathan Swain.
Mozart Oboe Concerto in C, K314 Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Heinz Holliger (oboe)
10.25 Poulenc Quatre Petites Prieres de St Francois d'Assise
Members of the Sixteen, director Harry Christophers
10.34 Elgar Overture: Cockaigne (In London Town) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Thomas Beecham
10.49 Schumann Three Romances, Op 94 Heinz Holliger (oboe), Alfred Brendel (piano)
11.04 Ewald Symphony
Netherlands Brass Quintet
11.18 Elgar Sospiri, Op 70
New Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor John Barbirolli


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: St Martin
Conductor: Heinz Holliger
Director: Harry Christophers
Conductor: Thomas Beecham
Oboe: Heinz Holliger
Oboe: Alfred Brendel
Unknown: Eigar Sospiri
Conductor: John Barbirolli

: Morning Performance

Artist in Focus: Ida Haendel
With Humphrey Burton.
Saint-Saens Introduction and Rondo
Capriccioso in A minor, Op 28
Ida Haendel (violin), Craig Sheppard (piano) Sibelius Violin Concerto, Op 4 7
Ida Haendel , City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle Beethoven Violin Sonata in A, Op 4 (Kreutzer) Ida Haendel,
Geoffrey Parsons (piano)
Elgar La Capricieuse, Op 1 7 Ida Haendel (violin), Craig Sheppard (piano)


Unknown: Humphrey Burton.
Violin: Ida Haendel
Violin: Craig Sheppard
Unknown: Ida Haendel
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Piano: Geoffrey Parsons
Violin: Craig Sheppard

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Andrew McGregor presents another in this series of performances of the complete
Beethoven Violin sonatas recorded at last year's City of London Festival. Today's concert is from St Bride's, Fleet Street. Ernst Kovacic (violin),
David Owen Norris (piano)
Beethoven Violin Sonata in A minor, Op 23 Brahms Violin Sonata No 3 in G minor,
Op 78 (R)


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Violin: Ernst Kovacic
Piano: David Owen Norris

: BBC Proms 2001

Another chance to hear last Thursday's concert from the Royal Albert Hall. LSO, conductor Colin Davis
Sibelius The Oceanides, Op 73 Tippett The Rose Lake
Beethoven Symphony No 6 in F (Pastoral) (R)


Unknown: Albert Hall.
Conductor: Colin Davis

: Jazz Legends: Dinah Washington

Julian Joseph explores the work of this influential American singer who was discovered in her teens by the bandleader Lionel Hampton. Washington's classic recordings of the 1950's include sessions with Clifford Brown, Wynton Kelly and Quincy Jones.


Presenter: Julian Joseph

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty presents a selection of music and an update of the latest news and views in the arts world.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

Edinburgh International Festival
Andras Schiff 's festival performances of solo Bach on the piano have been a treasured feature of Edinburgh's musical scene over the last eight years. Here he is joined by a group of strings from the Philharmonia Orchestra in performances of six concertos which he directs from the keyboard. Introduced by Sandy Burnett .
Philharmonia, director Andras Schiff (piano) Bach Keyboard Concerto in D, BWV1054 Keyboard Concerto in G minor, BWV1058 Keyboard Concerto in E, BWV1053
Keyboard Concerto in Fminor, BWV1056 Keyboard Concerto in A, BWV1055
Keyboard Concerto in D minor, BWV1052


Unknown: Andras Schiff
Introduced By: Sandy Burnett
Piano: Andras Schiff

: Night Waves

Paul Allen interviews Ian McEwan , whose latest novel Atonement explores themes of shame, forgiveness and the difficulty of obtaining absolution.


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Ian McEwan

: Andy Kershaw

The "King of the Surf Guitar", Dick Dale , makes a rare appearance on Radio 3, in a repeat of his earth-shaking session originally broadcast in 1996. Dale invented surf music in the 1950s. Around that time he met guitarist Leo Fender , who asked Dick to try out his new creation, the Fender Stratocaster. Forty-nine blown amplifiers and speakers later, everyone present was agreed that Dick Dale had created a sound never heard before, and he continues to play the guitar like no other. Visit the Andy Kershaw Message Board at bbc.co.uk/radio3


Guitar: Dick Dale
Guitarist: Leo Fender
Unknown: Fender Stratocaster.
Unknown: Dick Dale

: Jazz on 3

Django Bates 's Human Chain
This week Jez Nelson presents a concert by composer and keyboard player Django Bates , recorded at London's Vortex Club. Human Chain comprises
Michael Mondesir (electric bass), Martin France (drums), and recent BBC Jazz Award winner lain Ballamy (saxophones).
Producers Steve Shepherd and Kathryn Willgress


Unknown: Django Bates
Unknown: Jez Nelson
Unknown: Django Bates
Unknown: Michael Mondesir
Bass: Martin France
Producers: Steve Shepherd
Producers: Kathryn Willgress

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain.
Wagner The Flying Dutchman (complete performance) Soloists, China National
Symphony Chorus, China National Opera and Ballet Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Renato Palumbo 3.20 Lajtha Quattre Hommages 3.45 Pijper Piano
Concerto 4.00 Tournier Vers la Sources dans le Bois 4.15 Haydn Symphony No 22 in E flat (The Philosopher) 4.30 Mozart
Piano Sonata No 12 in F, K3324.45 Verdi Per me Giunto (Don Carlos ) 5.00 Weber
Grand Duo Concertant, Op 48 5.15 Bergh Rondeau, Op 3 5.30 Handel Rejoice
Greatly, 0 Daughters of lion (Messiah)
5.40 Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio Espagnol, Op 34


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Conductor: Renato Palumbo
Unknown: Tournier Vers
Unknown: Don Carlos
Unknown: Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio

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