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: Morning on 3

With Martin Handley.
Mendelssohn Jauchzetdem HerrnAlle
Welt, Op 69 No 2 Dresden Kreuzchor, director Roderich Kreile
6.25 Bach Overture (Partita) in B minor in the French Style, BWV831 Andras Schiff
7.00 Dvorak The Golden Spinning Wheel, Op 109 London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Istvan Kertesz
7.30 Suk Serenade for string orchestra, Op 60rpheus Chamber Orchestra
8.00 Stravinsky Ode (Elegiacal Chant) London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas
8.40 Purcell Celestial Music Did the Gods
Inspire Gillian Fischer (soprano), James Bowman (countertenor), Rogers Covey -Crump and Charles Daniels (tenors), Michael George (bass), the King's Consort, director Robert King


Unknown: Martin Handley.
Director: Roderich Kreile
Unknown: Andras Schiff
Conductor: Istvan Kertesz
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas
Soprano: Gillian Fischer
Soprano: James Bowman
Unknown: Rogers Covey
Tenors: Charles Daniels
Bass: Michael George
Director: Robert King

: Sunday Live

Stephanie Hughes presents highlights from recent concerts around Europe, beginning this week with a live all-Sibelius concert from Lahti in Finland given by the Sinfonia Lahti Chamber Ensemble, featuring the string trios in A major and G minor, a sonatina and Dance Intermezzo for piano, and the piano trio Loviisa. Plus music from festivals in Edinburgh, Bruges and Amsterdam.

10.05 Cherubini Overture: Medee
Romanian Radio Chamber Orchestra, conductor Lawrence Foster

10.25 Shostakovich Jazz Suite No 2 (Suite for variety orchestra)
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Valery Gergiev

10.45 Britten Canticle No 4: Journey of the Magi David Daniels (countertenor), Ian Bostridge (tenor), Christopher Maltman (baritone), Julius Drake (piano)

11.30 Shostakovich Symphony No 9 Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Valery Gergiev Producer Andrew Lyle
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Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Conductor: Lawrence Foster
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Unknown: Magidavid Daniels
Tenor: Ian Bostridge
Tenor: Christopher Maltman
Baritone: Julius Drake
Producer: Andrew Lyle

: Music Matters

Ian Hewett hears about the Ulster
Orchestra's new initiatives, including a piece by Belfast-born Deirdre Gribbin to be given its first performance on Friday. Dennis Marks discusses a new book about the Kirov company in St Petersburg, and Richard Bernas looks at the links between music and surrealism.
See Tuesday9.30pm and Friday 7.45pm


Unknown: Ian Hewett
Unknown: Deirdre Gribbin
Unknown: Dennis Marks
Unknown: Richard Bernas

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Another chance to hear last Monday's recital 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 Eminor, Op 38 MacMillan Cello Sonata No 2(R)


Piano: John Lenehan
Piano: Faure Elegie

: BBC Legends

Wilhelm Backhaus
Piers Lane presents a selection of BBC archive recordings of Mozart and Beethoven piano music by German-born pianist Wilhelm Backhaus.


Unknown: Wilhelm Backhaus
Unknown: Piers Lane
Pianist: Wilhelm Backhaus.

: Private Passions

Rpt from yesterday 12 noon

: Brian Kay's Light Programme

Percy Grainger and Cyril Scott , two of the " Frankfurt Five", feature in today's programme, alongside the Royal Artillery Band playing music by Sousa , and Richard Rodney Bennett 's theme and waltz from the film Murder on the Orient Express.


Unknown: Percy Grainger
Unknown: Cyril Scott
Music By: Sousa
Music By: Richard Rodney Bennett

: Discovering Music

Stephen Johnson explores the imagery and profound emotions of Britten's Four Sea Interludes from his opera Peter Grimes. With musical examples performed by the BBC Philharmonic under Rumon Gamba. See tomorrow 2pm


Unknown: Stephen Johnson
Unknown: Peter Grimes.
Unknown: Rumon Gamba.

: Sunday Feature: Second-rate Music

Conductor Mark Elder takes a controversial journeythrough the canon of what can be described as "second-rate music": that body of music which, according to some critics, fails to achieve greatness and yet still represents undeniably good work. Guests include Roderick Swanston ,
Maggie Faultless, Julian Philips , Jonathan Keates , Mary Warnock , Fiona Maddocks.


Conductor: Mark Elder
Unknown: Roderick Swanston
Unknown: Julian Philips
Unknown: Jonathan Keates
Unknown: Mary Warnock
Unknown: Fiona Maddocks.

: Sunday Play: Much Ado about Nothing

By William Shakespeare. A new production of the comedy that sparkles with the verbal sparring of two reluctant lovers in a world where nothing is what it seems. Introduced by Richard Eyre.
Music composed and performed by Simon Oakes and Adam Woters. Directed by Sally Avens


Unknown: William Shakespeare.
Introduced By: Richard Eyre.
Unknown: Simon Oakes
Unknown: Adam Woters.
Directed By: Sally Avens
Leonato: David Swift
Beatrice: Samantha Spiro
Hero: Emilia Fox
Antonio/Sexton: Sean Baker
Don Pedro: David Westhead
Claudio: Chiwetel Ejiofor
Benedick: David Tennant
Don John: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Borachio: Stephen Critchlow
Conrade: Jonathan Keeble
Dogberry: David Haig
Verges: Peter Gunn
Margaret: Maxine Peake
Ursula: Helen Ayres
Friar Francis: Dermot Crowley
Messenger/Watchman/Servant/Lord: David Thorpe
Balthazar/Messenger/Watchman: Philip Joseph
Singer at the tomb: Simon Greene
Boy: Jordan Calvert

: Choirworks

Mozart's Requiem at King's College A concert recorded earlier this year at King's College, Cambridge, featuring a performance of Mozart's Requiem in the recent performing edition by Richard Maunder. Introduced by Paul Guinery.
Nancy Argenta (soprano), Susan Bickley (mezzo), James Gilchrist (tenor), Neal Davies (baritone),
Choir of King's College, Cambridge, BBC Philharmonic, conductor Stephen Cleobury
Haydn Te Deum in C, HXXIIIc 2
Mozart Exsultate, Jubilate, K165 Mozart Requiem in D minor, K626


Unknown: Richard Maunder.
Introduced By: Paul Guinery.
Soprano: Nancy Argenta
Soprano: Susan Bickley
Tenor: James Gilchrist
Baritone: Neal Davies
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Conductor: Haydn Te Deum

: London Winds

Another chance to hear London Winds, directed by clarinettist Michael Collins , in a performance first broadcast as part of the Brave New Worlds series from the Queen's Hall in Edinburgh last year.
Bartok, arr Gordon Davies Romanian Dances
Stravinsky Three Pieces for solo clarinet Nielsen Wind Quintet, 0p43(R)


Clarinettist: Michael Collins
Unknown: Gordon Davies

: Mixing It

Mark Russell and Robert Sandall present a unique mix of musical styles.


Unknown: Mark Russell
Unknown: Robert Sandall

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain. Rachmaninov
Etude-Tableau in E flat minor, Op 39 No 5
12.10 Brahms String Sextet No 2 in G,
Op 3612.50 Marais Tombeau pour M de Lully 1.00 Szymanowski Stabat Mater Ravel Daphnis and Chloe: Suite No 2 Rachmaninov The Bells, Op 35
2.15 Palestrina Motet: Fundamenta Ejus
2.25 Schumann Liederkreis , Op 39
2.50 Endre Szervanszky Clarinet
'Serenade 3.10 Dohnanyi Suite: Ruralia Hungarica , Op 32b 3.35 Thuille Sextet in B flat for piano and wind quintet, Op 6
4.05 Bruhns Cantata: Jauchzet dem
Herren Alle Welt 4.20 Anthoni Van Noordt
Psalm No 64.30 Tartini Violin Concerto in D minor, D454.50 Delibes Bell Song (Lakme) 5.00 Martinu Ballet Suite: La Revue de Cuisine
5.15 Gyorgy Orban Cor Mundum
5.25 Schubert, arr Prokoflev Waltzes
5.35 Marjan Mozetich Violin Concerto


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Marais Tombeau
Unknown: Fundamenta Ejus
Unknown: Schumann Liederkreis
Clarinet: Endre Szervanszky
Unknown: Ruralia Hungarica
Violin: Marjan Mozetich

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