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: Morning on 3

With Tommy Pearson.
Duparc Aux Etoiles
Toulouse Capitole Orchestra, conductor Michel Plasson
6.10 Beethoven Piano Sonata in A flat, Op 26 Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
7.00 Rossini Overture: La Scala di Seta
Hanover Band, conductor Roy Goodman
7.10 Francaix Divertissement
Robin O'Neill (bassoon), Gaudier Ensemble
8.30 Debussy, arr Ravel Fetes
(Nocturnes) John Ogdon and Brenda Lucas (pianos)
8.40 Shostakovich Piano Concerto No 2
The Composer (piano), National French
Radio Orchestra, conductor Andre Cluytens


Unknown: Tommy Pearson.
Conductor: Michel Plasson
Piano: Sviatoslav Richter
Unknown: La Scala
Conductor: Roy Goodman
Bassoon: Robin O'Neill
Unknown: John Ogdon
Pianos: Brenda Lucas
Conductor: Andre Cluytens

: Composer of the Week: Handel

4: Oratorio and London Audiences
With Donald Macleod and Christopher Hogwood. During the 1730s Handel moved away from operas and began to write more oratorios, which were cheaperto produce and, as they were sung in English, appealed to a wider audience. But he did not abandon opera altogether, and in 1744 produced an English dramatic work, Semele, which was very successful. Saul (excerpts)
Philip Salmon (tenor), Alastair Miles
(bass), Monteverdi Choir , English Baroque Soloists, conductor John Eliot Gardiner Israel in Egypt (excerpt) Taverner Choir and Players, director Andrew Parrott
Behold in This Mirror.... Myself I Shall Adore (Semele) Kathleen Battle (soprano),
Marilyn Home (mezzo), English Chamber Orchestra, conductor John Nelson
Haste Thee Nymph and Bring with Thee.... Come, but Keep Thy Wonted State; As
Steals the Morn upon the Night (L 'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato)
Susan Gritton (soprano), Paul Agnew (tenor), the King's Consort, conductor Robert King


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Christopher Hogwood.
Tenor: Alastair Miles
Bass: Monteverdi Choir
Conductor: John Eliot
Unknown: Taverner Choir
Director: Andrew Parrott
Soprano: Kathleen Battle
Conductor: John Nelson
Soprano: Susan Gritton
Soprano: Paul Agnew
Conductor: Robert King

: Work in Progress

The poet Kate Clanchy continues preparations for her new collection.


Unknown: Kate Clanchy

: CD Masters

With Rob Cowan.
Schumann Nachtstucke , Op 23: No 3 in D flat; No 4 in F Vladimir Horowitz (piano)
10.12 De Laiande , ed Desormiere
Symphonies pour les Soupers du Roy (Te Deum) Ensemble Orchestral del'Oiseau-Lyre, conductor Roger Desormiere
10.24 Beethoven Sextet in E flat, Op 81b Dennis Brain and Alan Civil (horns), English String Quartet
10.40 Schumann Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op 26
Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (piano)
11.02 Berlioz La Mort de Cleopatre Jennie Tourel (mezzo),
New York PO, conductor Leonard Bernstein


Unknown: Rob Cowan.
Unknown: Schumann Nachtstucke
Piano: Vladimir Horowitz
Piano: De Laiande
Conductor: Roger Desormiere
Unknown: Dennis Brain
Piano: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein

: Morning Performance

Oxford Chamber Music Festival
With Petroc Trelawny.
Dvorak Piano Quintet in A, Op 81
Imogen Cooper (piano), Jan Soderblom , Priya Mitchell (violin), Henning Kraggerud (viola), Alban Gerhardt (cello)
Beethoven Quintet in C, Op 29
Jan Soderblom and Priya Mitchell (violins), Henning Kraggerud and James Boyd (violas), Alban Gerhardt (cello)


Piano: Imogen Cooper
Piano: Jan Soderblom
Violin: Priya Mitchell
Violin: Henning Kraggerud
Viola: Alban Gerhardt
Unknown: Jan Soderblom
Violins: Priya Mitchell
Violins: Henning Kraggerud
Violins: James Boyd
Violas: Alban Gerhardt

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Russian Roulette. Chris de Souza introduces another concert live from St George's Bristol. This week, a selection of sacred and secular songs from the male-voice choir, the Boyan Ensemble of Kiev. Valentina Ivanenko (soprano), Igor Ishchak (male soprano),
Vassily Savenko (bass-baritone), Boyan Ensemble of Kiev, Yuri and Volodimir Kuratch (conductors)


Introduces: Chris de Souza
Soprano: Kiev. Valentina Ivanenko
Soprano: Igor Ishchak
Bass-Baritone: Vassily Savenko
Bass-Baritone: Boyan Ensemble
Conductors: Volodimir Kuratch

: BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductor OsmoVanska.
OsmoVanska, chief conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and a leading interpreter of Nielsen, conducts the composer'sfifth symphony. Presented by Louise Fryer.
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Haydn Cello Concerto in D MischaMaisky
Mendelssohn Symphony No 3 in A minor (Scottish)
Nielsen Symphony No 5


Presented By: Louise Fryer.

: Music Restored

French Church Music
France in the 12th century was the centre of what must be the most important event in the history of music - the conception of harmony. Lucie Skeaping explores the development of religious music in France, from the Notre-Dame School through to Charpentier and Couperin. (R)

: In Tune

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


Unknown: Andrew McGregor

: Performance on 3

Wexford Festival
Massenet's Sapho, live from the 50th anniversary season at the Theatre Royal in Wexford. A piece lyrique, not about the Greek poetess, but about the love of Sapho, an artist's model with a past, and a native lad from Provence. Fabio Sparvoli is the director of Wexford Festival Opera's new production, which is sung in French. Introduced by Sean Rafferty.
Wexford Festival Opera Chorus, National Philharmonic Orchestra of Belarus, conductor Jean-Luc Tingaud Parti
9.00 Twenty Minutes: Sappho and the Broader Tradition
Margaret Reynolds , author of The Sappho Companion, discusses the influence of the ancient Greek lyric poet Sappho.
9.20 Part 2


Unknown: Fabio Sparvoli
Introduced By: Sean Rafferty.
Conductor: Jean-Luc Tingaud
Unknown: Margaret Reynolds
Fanny Legrand: Gluseppina Piunti (soprano)
Jean Gaussin: Brandon Jovanovich (tenor)
Divonne: Agata Bienkowska (mezzo)
C6saire: Massimitiano Gagliardo (bass-Baritone)
Irene: Ermonela Jaho(soprano)
Caoudal: Luca Salsi (baritone)
La Borderie: Angel Pazos (tenor)
Hotelier: Nicholas Courjal (bass-Baritone)

: Late Junction

Verity Sharp investigates the Bhundu
Boys' Shed Sessions, recorded back in the Eighties at Shed Studios in Harare, and ends the week's programmes with plainchant for All Saints' Day.


Unknown: Verity Sharp

: Through the Night

With Jill Anderson.
Dvorak Slavonic Dance in A, Op 46 No 5
12.10 Schubert Variations in E minor, 0802
12.30 A Scarlatti Toccata per Cembalo d 'Ottava Stesa in D minor
12.50 Caspar Diethelm Variations on a Swiss Folk Song, "Schonster Tulipan Op 294
1.00 Mendelssohn Symphony
No 4 in A (Italian) Dvorak Symphony No 9 in E minor (From the New World)
2.15 Brahms Marienlieder , Op 22
2.30 Milhaud Violin Concerto No 2, Op 263
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 Brahms Tragic Overture, Op 81
5.10 Bach Violin Concerto in C minor, BWV1060
5.30 Mozart Symphony No 16 in C, K128
5.50 Corelli Sonata da Chiesa in D, Op 1 No 12


Unknown: Jill Anderson.
Unknown: Ottava Stesa
Unknown: Caspar Diethelm
Unknown: Brahms Marienlieder

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