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: Morning on

With Tommy Pearson.
Handel Flute Sonata in E minor, HWV359b Stephen Preston (flute), Susan Sheppard (cello), John Toll and Lucy Carolan (harpsichords)
6.35 Haydn Sonata in E flat, H XVI 52 Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
7.00Waldteufel Waltz: The Skaters NBC
Symphony, conductor Arturo Toscanini
7.40 Vivaldi Nulla in Mundo Pax Sincera, RV630 Emma Kirkby (soprano),
Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood (harpsichord)
8.20 Prokofiev Overture on Hebrew
Themes, Op 34 Melos Ensemble
8.40Josef Suk Fantastic Scherzo, Op 25 Czech PO, conductor Charles Mackerras


Unknown: Tommy Pearson.
Flute: Stephen Preston
Flute: Susan Sheppard
Cello: John Toll
Cello: Lucy Carolan
Piano: Sviatoslav Richter
Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Conductor: Vivaldi Nulla
Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Harpsichord: Christopher Hogwood

: Composer of the Week: Handel

2: Italian Opera in London
Donald Macleod and Christopher Hogwood chart Handel's contributions to the growth of Italian opera in London. Rinaldo,
Handel's first successful opera there, came into being through Handel's friendshipwith Aaron Hill, who was running the Queen's Theatre in the Haymarket. Hill knew, through his struggles to make the box office balance, what a difficult task it was to find music that London audiences would accept. He gave Handel his own English version of a play by Giacomo Rossi , and within two weeks Handel had written Rinaldo and begun his operatic career in London.
Rinaldo (excerpts)
Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo), David Daniels (countertenor), Academy of Ancient
Music, conductor Christopher Hogwood
Tamerlano (excerpts) MiekevanderSluis (soprano), John Elwes (baritone), Rene Jacobs , Henri Ledroit (counter-tenor), La Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy, conductor Jean-Claude Malgoire Rodelinda (excerpts)
Adrian Thompson (tenor), Daniel Taylor
(countertenor), Raglan Baroque Players, conductor Nicholas Kraemer
Orlando (Act 2, excerpt)
James Bowman (countertenor), Academy of Ancient Music, conductor Christopher Hogwood Final Chorus (Esther) Chorus and Orchestra of Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood


Unknown: Christopher Hogwood
Play By: Giacomo Rossi
Unknown: Cecilia Bartoli
Unknown: David Daniels
Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
Soprano: John Elwes
Baritone: Rene Jacobs
Baritone: Henri Ledroit
Conductor: Jean-Claude Malgoire
Tenor: Adrian Thompson
Tenor: Daniel Taylor
Conductor: Nicholas Kraemer
Unknown: James Bowman
Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
Director: Christopher Hogwood

: Work in Progress

The poet Kate Clanchy talks about how the computer has changed her life as a writer.


Talks: Kate Clanchy

: CD Masters

With Rob Cowan.
Mouret Fanfares: Première Suite
Paul Kuentz Chamber Orchestra, conductor Paul Kuentz
10.13 Schumann Kreisleriana , Op 16 Claudio Arrau (piano)
10.46 Mozart Horn Concerto in E flat, K41 7 Dennis Brain, Philharmonia, conductor Herbert von Karajan
11.01 Roussel Psalm 80, Op 37
John Mitchinson (tenor), Stephane Caillat Chorale, Orchestre de Paris, conductor Serge Baudo


Unknown: Rob Cowan.
Unknown: Paul Kuentz
Unknown: Schumann Kreisleriana
Piano: Claudio Arrau
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Tenor: John Mitchinson
Tenor: Stephane Caillat
Conductor: Serge Baudo

: Morning Performance

Oxford Chamber Music Festival
With Petroc Trelawny.
Uszt La Lugubre Gondola Adrian Brendel (cello) Paul Lewis (piano)
Lutoslawskl Dance Preludes
Chen Halevi (clarinet), Julius Drake (piano) Kodaly Cello Sonata (finale) Jean-Guihen Queyras
Dvorak Sextet in A, Op 48
Priya Mitchell and Katherine Gowers
(violins), Henning Kraggerud and Krzystof Chorzelski (violas), Adrian Brendel and Natalie Clein (cellos)


Cello: Adrian Brendel
Cello: Paul Lewis
Clarinet: Chen Halevi
Clarinet: Julius Drake
Clarinet: Katherine Gowers
Violins: Henning Kraggerud
Violins: Krzystof Chorzelski
Violas: Adrian Brendel
Cellos: Natalie Clein

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

From Belfast's Waterfront Hall, a concert by the Hugo Wolf Quartet from Vienna, given as part of their current UKtour. Introduced by Sean Rafferty.
Haydn String Quartet in G, Op 76 No 1 Berg Lyric Suite


Unknown: Hugo Wolf Quartet
Introduced By: Sean Rafferty.

: BBC Orchestras

BBC Symphony Orchestra Felicity Lott (soprano), conductor Andrew Davis
A concert given in 1998 at the Arlington
Theater in Santa Barbara, USA. Presented by Louise Fryer.
Ravel Valses Nobles et
Sentimentales Strauss Four Last Songs
Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique
Weber, orch Berlioz Invitation to the Dance


Conductor: Andrew Davis
Presented By: Louise Fryer.
Unknown: Sentimentales Strauss

: Voices

Night and Day: Love Songs Round the Clock. lain Burnside presents a recital given earlier this month at the Wigmore Hall by soprano Felicity Lott and pianist Graham Johnson , featuring songs by Ravel, Debussy, Schumann, Mahler, Ireland and Bridge.


Soprano: Felicity Lott
Pianist: Graham Johnson

: In Tune

Andrew McGregor presents a selection of music and a roundup of the latest news and views in the arts world.


Unknown: Andrew McGregor

: Performance on 3

Aconcert by the BBC Symphony Orchestra under its chief conductor Leonard Slatkin , recorded on Sunday night at the Barbican Centre, London. Alongside Korngold's romantic violin concerto are Sibelius's nationalistic second symphony and the European premiere of a BBC commission from the young British composer Joseph Phibbs. In Camera explores musical perspective: the different types of smaller ensembles created within the orchestra, and orchestral foreground and background. Phibbs was also influenced by the many rich and varied landscapes he saw during his recent studies in the USA.
Leonidas Kavakos (violin), BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leonard Slatkin Phibbs In Camera (first performance in Europe)
Komgold Violin Concerto Sibelius Symphony No 2


Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
Unknown: Joseph Phibbs.
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin

: Night Waves

Richard Coles discusses the ideas of the 19th-century French aristocrat Alexis de Tocqueville. Probably the most influential political thinker in American history,
Tocqueville has been much quoted in the aftermath of the events of 11 September. And JG Ballard talks about his new collection of short stories.


Unknown: Richard Coles
Unknown: Alexis De Tocqueville.
Talks: JG Ballard

: Late Junction

Verity Sharp introduces guitarist
Fred Frith 's piece Traffic Continues, played by Ensemble Modern . Plus vocal music from the mountains of Georgia.


Introduces: Verity Sharp
Guitarist: Fred Frith
Played By: Ensemble Modern

: Through the Night

With Jill Anderson. Milhaud Three Psalms of David, Op 339 12.15 Debussy Images, Set 2 12.30 Saint-Saens Piano Concerto No 5 in F, Op 103 (Egyptian) 1.00 Josquin Desprez Motets: Usquequo Domine
Oblivesceris Me in Finem; Responde Mihi ; Magnificat Tertii Toni ; Christe Fili Dei ; J 'ay Pris Amours; 0 Bone et Dulcissime Jesu ; Ut Phebi Radiis; Vultum Tuum
Deprecabuntur 2.00 Shostakovich Symphony No 15 2.45 F Doppler
Fantaisie Pastoral Hongroise, Op 26
3.00-5.00 BBC Schools
3.00 Something to Think About
3.15 Let's Move! 3.35 Time to Move
3.55 Stories and Rhymes
4.10 Word Games 14.25 Word Games 2
4.40 The Song Tree
5.00 Rameau Symphonies and Dances
5.20 Glgout Toccata
5.30 Ravel String Quartet in F


Unknown: Jill Anderson.
Unknown: Usquequo Domine
Unknown: Responde Mihi
Unknown: Magnificat Tertii Toni
Unknown: Christe Fili Dei
Unknown: Dulcissime Jesu

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