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: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore.
Haydn Sinfonia in C (Die Feuersbrunst, H XXIX A) Haydn Sinfonietta Wien , conductor Manfred Huss
6.35 Grieg Violin Sonata No 2 in G, Op 13 Augustin Dumay , Maria Joao Pires (piano)
7.00 Francaix Divertissement Robin O'Neill (bassoon), Gaudier Ensemble
7.40 Vivaldi Magnificat in G minor, RV610 Ex Cathedra Chamber Choir and Baroque Orchestra, director Jeffrey Skidmore
8.00 Ligeti Sonatina Irina Kataeva and Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano, four hands)
8.40 Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
London Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Bryden Thomson


Conductor: Haydn Sinfonietta Wien
Conductor: Manfred Huss
Unknown: Augustin Dumay
Piano: Maria Joao Pires
Bassoon: Robin O'Neill
Director: Jeffrey Skidmore
Director: Ligeti Sonatina Irina Kataeva
Conductor: Bryden Thomson

: Composer of the Week: Ethel Smyth

4: The Wilderness Years
Between 1910 and 1912 Ethel Smyth virtually gave up writing music and devoted herself to the suffragist cause. One of the few works she completed in 1912 was the String Quartet in E minor. Donald Macleod and Odaline de la Martinez discuss these years of change and their effect on Ethel Smyth 's music. The March of the Women
Eiddwen Harrhy (soprano),
Plymouth Festival Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Philip Brunelle
Possession Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
String Quartet in E minor (3rd and 4th mvts) Archaeus Quartet
Four Songs for voice and chamber ensemble Margaret Medlyn (mezzo), New Zealand Women's Chamber Orchestra, conductor Odaline de la Martinez


Unknown: Ethel Smyth
Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Odaline de la Martinez
Unknown: Ethel Smyth
Conductor: Philip Brunelle
Tenor: Anthony Rolfe Johnson
Tenor: Graham Johnson
Unknown: Margaret Medlyn
Conductor: Odaline de la Martinez

: Work in Progress

Paul Binding , who is writing a book about the early cartographers, considers how a writer can turn a pictorial version of the world into a literary one.


Unknown: Paul Binding

: CD Masters

With Rob Cowan.
Bach, arr Markevitch Ricercara3 3 (Musical Offering, BWV1079)
French National Radio Orchestra, conductor Igor Markevitch
10.12 Haydn Symphony No 49 in F minor (La Passione)
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, conductor Frans Bruggen
10.35 Verdi String Quartet in E minor Juilliard Quartet
10.59 Bach, arr Henry Wood
Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV565 New York Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor ArturoToscanini
11.08 Strauss Ah! Du Wolltest Mich
Deinen Mund Nicht (Salome, closing scene) Ljuba Welitsch (soprano),
Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera Association, conductor Fritz Reiner


Unknown: Rob Cowan.
Conductor: Igor Markevitch
Conductor: Frans Bruggen
Unknown: Henry Wood
Unknown: du Wolltest Mich
Unknown: Deinen Mund Nicht
Soprano: Ljuba Welitsch
Conductor: Fritz Reiner

: Morning Performance

York Early Music Festival
LucieSkeaping introduces performances reflecting main theme of this year's festival - the music of northern Italy.
Cantus Colin sing Monteverdi's Sestina: Lagrime d 'Amante al Sepolcro dell 'Amata and Concerto Palatino play Venetian wind music. Plus finalists from the Early Music Network Young Artists competition.

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Russian Roulette. Chris de Souza presents the first of a new weekly series of live concerts from St George 's, Bristol, which couples music by Shostakovich with that of other Russian composers. Leonid Gorokhov (cello), Niklas Sivelov (piano)
Stravinsky Suite Italienne (arr from "Pulcinella")
Shostakovich Cello Sonata, Op 40


Unknown: Chris de Souza
Unknown: St George
Cello: Leonid Gorokhov
Piano: Niklas Sivelov

: BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales Boris Berezovsky (piano)
Conductor Alexander Polianichko.
An all-Russian programme given earlier this year at Swansea's Brangwyn Hall.
Pianist Boris Berezovsky gives a stirring performance of Rachmaninov's Paganini Rhapsody. Presented by Sarah Walker. Prokofiev Suite: Lieutenant Kije, Op 60 Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Shostakovich Symphony No 9
Borodin Polovtsian Dances (Prince Igor)


Piano: Wales Boris Berezovsky
Conductor: Alexander Polianichko.
Pianist: Boris Berezovsky
Presented By: Sarah Walker.

: Making Tracks

Today Simon Thomas and Matt Baker play lots of different kinds of music for a very versatile instrument-the trumpet. There's lots to explore on the Making Tracks website: www.bbc.co.uk/makingtracks


Unknown: Simon Thomas
Unknown: Matt Baker

: Music Restored

Drottningholm. Lucie Skeaping visits the Court Theatre at the Royal Palace of Drottningholm in Sweden, learns about its history and sees the well preserved stage machinery and collection of stage settings which make this a unique example of a working Baroque opera house.

: In Tune

Humphrey Carpenter presents a selection of music and news from the arts world.

: Performance on 3

Hungarian pianist AndrasSchiff returns as soloist and directorforthis concert live from the Royal Festival Hall, London. Kenneth Smith (flute)
Philharmonia Orchestra, director Andras Schiff (piano)
Bach Orchestral Suite No 2 in B minor, BWV1067
Haydn Symphony No 44 in E minor (Trauer)
8.20 Twenty Minutes: Say It: The Art of Ted Richer
American author Ted Richer writes in short flinty pieces- prose-poems, short stories orshorn stories, perhaps. Each one lasts only a minute or so, yet lingers in the mind far longer. Literary critic Christopher Ricks celebrates a little-known talent.
8.40 Beethoven Piano Concerto No 3 in C minor, Op 3


Flute: Kenneth Smith
Piano: Andras Schiff
Unknown: Ted Richer
Unknown: Christopher Ricks

: Night Waves

On National Poetry Day, Philip Dodd talks to poet laureate Andrew Motion about his new anthology of poems, From Here to Eternity. And artist Maggi Hambling discusses her new work.


Talks: Philip Dodd
Unknown: Andrew Motion
Artist: Maggi Hambling

: Late Junction

Burning Bush with folksongs from Israel, and music from the Gothic Era performed by the Early Music Consort of London and David Munrow. Plus tracks from the Sons of Silence album Silence FM. Presented by Verity Sharp.


Unknown: David Munrow.
Presented By: Verity Sharp.

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain. Mozart Overture:
Cosi Fan Tutte 12.15 Bach Keyboard Partita No 6 in E minor, BWV830
12.35 Brahms Piano Trio No 3 in C minor, Op 1011.00 Mozart Overture: Le Nozze di Figaro; Piano Concerto No 9 in E flat, K271; Ch 'io Mi Scordi di Te.... ?Non
Temer, Amato Bene. K505: Symphony
No 40 in G minor2.20 Saint-Saens Oboe Sonata in D, Op 166 2.30 Pejacevic Piano Quartet in B flat, Op 40
3.00-5.00 BBC Schools
3.00 Expressive Arts Pack 2 3.20 Just
Poetry 3.30 Maths Challenge 3.45 Word Games 3 4.00 Have Your Say 4.20 Dance Workshop 4.40 Music Workshop
5.00 Mozart, arr Danzi Duos from
Don Giovanni " 5.15 Purcell Awake and with Attention Hear5.30 Anon Se Da Me Tu
Non Parti (L 'Alessandro) 5.40 Jose Ferrer Harpsichord Sonata in G minor
5.50 Moszkowski Valse in E, Op 34 No 1


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Danzi Duos
Unknown: Don Giovanni
Harpsichord: Jose Ferrer
Unknown: Moszkowski Valse

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