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: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore.
Mozart Divertimento in D, K137 Camerata Academica Salzburg, conductor Roger Norrington
6.40 Rovetta Beatus Vir a 8 Cantus Colin, director Konrad Junghanel
7.00 Handel Overture: Faramondo
English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Richard Boynynge
7.40 Debussy En Blanc et Noir
Werner Haas and Noël Lee (pianos)
8.00 Bartok Hungarian Sketches
Minneapolis SO, conductor Antal Dorati
8.40 Bizet Suite No 2: L 'Arlesienne Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Bernard Haitink


Unknown: Mozart Divertimento
Conductor: Roger Norrington
Conductor: Rovetta Beatus Vir
Director: Konrad Junghanel
Conductor: Richard Boynynge
Unknown: Werner Haas
Pianos: Noël Lee
Conductor: Antal Dorati
Conductor: Bernard Haitink

: Composer of the Week: VincenzoBellini

(1801-35). Donald Macleod explores the life and work of Vincenzo Bellini. This first programme tells the story of Bellini's prodigious childhood and his earliest operatic successes. At the age of nine, he had already composed a setting of the Mass, and at 12 he was writing songs. La FarfallettaCecilia Bartoli (mezzo), James Levine (piano)
Oboe Concerto Hansjorg Schellenberger , Berlin PO, conductor James Levine
Dopo I 'Oscuro Nembo (Adelson e Salvini) Nuccia Focile (soprano), Philharmonia, conductor David Parry
Sorgi, 0 Padre; Act 2 Duet (Bianca e Fernando) Young Ok Shin (soprano),
Emily Manhart (mezzo), Gregory Kunde (tenor), Bellini Theatre Orchestra, conductor Andrea Licata
Mad scene (II Pirata)
Maria Callas (soprano), Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Nicola Rescigno Producer KerryChapman


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Vincenzo Bellini.
Unknown: Farfallettacecilia Bartoli
Piano: James Levine
Unknown: Hansjorg Schellenberger
Conductor: James Levine
Conductor: David Parry
Soprano: Emily Manhart
Tenor: Gregory Kunde
Conductor: Andrea Licata
Soprano: Maria Callas
Conductor: Nicola Rescigno

: Work in Progress

Photographic textile artist Natasha Kerr talks about her latest project. Producer Fiona McLean


Artist: Natasha Kerr
Producer: Fiona McLean

: CD Masters

With Rob Cowan. This weekfeaturing Bach's Brandenburg concertos and recordings by Hungarian cellist Janos Starker.
Rawsthorne Overture: Street CornerPm
Arte Orchestra, conducted by the Composer
10.11 Schubert Impromptus , 0899: No in E flat; No 3 in G flat Friedrich Gulda (piano)
10.22 Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 1 in F, BWV1046 II Giardino Armonico , director Giovanni Antonini
10.41 Kodaly Sonata forsolo cello, Op8 Janos Starker
11.10 Wagner Wotan 's Farewell; Magic Fire Music (Die Walkure)
Lawrence Tibbett (baritone), Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Leopold Stokowski


Unknown: Rob Cowan.
Unknown: Janos Starker.
Unknown: Schubert Impromptus
Piano: Friedrich Gulda
Piano: Bach Brandenburg
Unknown: Giardino Armonico
Director: Giovanni Antonini
Director: Kodaly Sonata
Unknown: Wagner Wotan
Conductor: Leopold Stokowski

: Morning Performance

Towards Britten
Launching Radio 3's Britten week, Humphrey Carpenter explores the influences behind the music of Benjamin Britten , who died 25 years ago. 1: Britten and England
Purcell, arr Britten Music fora While;
There's Not a Swain; Sweeter than Roses Emma Bell (soprano), Andrew Smith (piano) Britten Hymn to St Cecilia, Op 2 7
BBC Singers, conductor Stephen Cleobury Bridge Go Not, Happy Day; When You Are Old and Gray; So Peverse; 'Tis But a Week; Love Went a-Riding; 0 that It Were So James Rutherford (bass-baritone), Eugene Asti (piano)
Idyll No 2 Sorrel Quartet
Britten Variations on a Theme of Frank
Bridge, Op 10 BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Gerard Korsten
Walton Improvisations on an Impromptu by Benjamin Britten BBC Concert
Orchestra, conductor Daryl Griffith


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: Britten Music
Soprano: Andrew Smith
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Bass-Baritone: James Rutherford
Piano: Eugene Asti
Conductor: Gerard Korsten
Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Conductor: Daryl Griffith

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

From the Wigmore Hall, London, presented by Stephanie Hughes. Stephen Hough (piano)
Brahms Four Ballades , Op 10 Schumann Carnaval, Op 9 Repeated next Sunday at lpm


Presented By: Stephanie Hughes.
Piano: Stephen Hough
Piano: Brahms Four Ballades

: BBC Orchestras

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Andrew Davis.
The BBC Symphony Orchestra in concert performances from two of its tour destinations - Los Angeles and Granada. Presented by Sarah Walker. Ives Decoration Day
Bartok Concerto for Orchestra
Tumage Momentum
Stravinsky Symphony in three movements


Conductor: Andrew Davis.
Presented By: Sarah Walker.

: Making Tracks

Blue Peter's Liz Barker and Matt Baker play more music for younger listeners. Today there are dances from all around the world. Why not tap-dance your fingers across to the Making Trackswebsite: www.bbc.co.uk/makingtracks


Unknown: Liz Barker
Unknown: Matt Baker

: Stage and Screen

Edward Seckerson explores the world of musicals and talks to veteran orchestrator Bill Brohn about his new version of South Pacific.


Unknown: Bill Brohn

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty presents a selection of music, plus news from the arts world.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
A concert given at The Hexagon, Reading. Presented by Chris de Souza.
Bryn Terfel (baritone), Paul Lewis (piano), BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Richard Hickox
Britten The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
Finzi Let Us Garlands Bring;
Eclogue for piano and orchestra Walton Symphony No 1
On home Terfel: page 19


Presented By: Chris de Souza.
Baritone: Paul Lewis
Conductor: Richard Hickox

: Lazar Berman

Beethoven Piano Sonata in C sharp minor, Op 2 7 No 2 (Moonlight) (R)

: Night Waves

Isabel Hilton reviews The Play What Wrote- a theatrical homage to
Morecambe and Wise directed by Kenneth Branagh and performed by comedy duo the Right Size.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton
Directed By: Kenneth Branagh

: Late Junction

Fiona Talkington 's late-night selection includes John Tavener 's The Hidden Face, performed by the viol consort Fretwork with countertenor Michael Chance and oboist Nicholas Daniel. Plus the first of several previews of this year's London Jazz Festival, which starts on Friday.


Unknown: Fiona Talkington
Unknown: John Tavener
Unknown: Michael Chance
Unknown: Nicholas Daniel.

: Through the Night

With Jill Anderson.
Brahms Tragic Overture 12.15 Weill Kleine Dreigroschenmusik (excerpts)
12.25 Gesualdo, arr Maxwell Davies Two Motets for brass quintetl2.35 Dohnanyi Konzertstuck in D, Op 121.00 Brahms Piano Trio in C minor, Op 101 Schumann Piano Trio in F, Op 80 Clara Schumann
Piano Trio in G minor, Op 17 2.15 Sibelius Symphony No 12.55 Finzi White - Flowering Days (A Garland for the Queen)


Unknown: Jill Anderson.
Unknown: Weill Kleine Dreigroschenmusik
Unknown: Maxwell Davies
Unknown: Dohnanyi Konzertstuck
Unknown: Finzi White

: BBC Schools

3.00 Alphabet Time 3.10 Alphabet Time
3.20 Music Box 3.35 Find Out
3.50 Hop Skip and Jump 4.05 Time for
Drama 4.20 Talking Points 4.40 Playtime
4.55 Programme Preview
5.00 Komgold Mein Sehnen , Mein Wahnen
(Die Tote Stadt) 5.15 Grieg Peer Gynt: Suite No 15.30 Poulenc Litanies a la
Vierge Noire 5.40 Uszt Feux Follets (Etudes d 'Execution Transcendante)
5.45Smetana Vltava (Ma Vlast)


Unknown: Komgold Mein Sehnen
Unknown: Mein Wahnen
Unknown: Vierge Noire

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