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: Morning on 3

With Martin Handley.
Farrant Call to Remembrance
St Paul's Cathedral Choir, director John Scott
6.30 Haydn Symphony No 26 in D minor (Lamentatione) Academy of Ancient
Music, director Christopher Hogwood
7.05 Medtner Violin Sonata No 1 in B minor, Op 21 Lydia Mordkovitch , Geoffrey Tozer (piano)
7.35 Bach, arrSchoenberg Prelude and Fugue in E flat (StAnne)
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen
8.00 Handel Water Music: Suite No 3 in G
English Baroque Soloists, director John Eliot Gardiner
8.20 Bridge Suite for string orchestra English Chamber Orchestra, conductor David Garforth


Unknown: Martin Handley.
Director: John Scott
Director: Christopher Hogwood
Unknown: Lydia Mordkovitch
Piano: Geoffrey Tozer
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Director: John Eliot Gardiner
Conductor: David Garforth

: Sunday Live

Stephanie Hughes presents music from recent concerts around Europe, this week including Sweelinck sung by the RIAS Chamber Chorus and piano music by Schubert. Plus arts news from the Sunday papers with David Benedict.
9.05 Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis Solti Chamber Orchestra, Sion Academy Symphony Orchestra, conductor Tibor Varga
9.25 Nielsen Flute Concerto
Emmanuel Pahud , Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Gerd Albrecht
10.15 Kodaly Summer Evening
Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Peter Eotvos
11.25 Stravinsky Petrushka (1947 version) Bavarian Radio Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Mariss Jansons Producer Anthony Sellors.
E-mail your comments to: sunday.live@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Unknown: David Benedict.
Unknown: Solti Chamber
Conductor: Tibor Varga
Unknown: Emmanuel Pahud
Conductor: Gerd Albrecht
Conductor: Peter Eotvos
Conductor: Mariss Jansons
Producer: Anthony Sellors.

: Music Matters

London Jazz Festival
Ivan Hewett interviews American pianist and composer Dave Brubeck , one of the greatest livingjazz musicians, and a panel of commentators including Norma Winstone and John Fordham tackle issues facing the jazz world today. Plus a look behind the scene at Ronnie Scott 's club in Soho.


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Unknown: Dave Brubeck
Unknown: Norma Winstone
Unknown: John Fordham
Unknown: Ronnie Scott

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Another chance to hear last Monday's recital from the Wigmore Hall in London. Stephen Hough (piano)
Brahms Four Ballades, Op 10 Schumann Carnaval, Op 9(R)


Piano: Stephen Hough

: BBC Legends

Britten the Performer
2: Britten at the Keyboard. In the last of his programmes exploring recordings from the BBC archive of Britten performing the works of other composers,
Stephen Johnson discovers Britten as accompanist and piano duettist. Britten's collaborators include baritones Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and John Shirley-Quirk , and pianist
Sviatoslav Richter. The programme ends with Schumann's Leiderkreis, Op 39, sung by tenor Peter Pears.


Unknown: Stephen Johnson
Unknown: John Shirley-Quirk
Pianist: Sviatoslav Richter.
Tenor: Peter Pears.

: Private Passions

Rpt from yesterday 12 noon

: Brian Kay's Light Programme

John Georgiadis conducts the LSO in a recording of Strauss's waltz Roses from the South. And there's an aeronautical flavour to the programme with music by Richard Addinsell and Ron Goodwin.


Unknown: John Georgiadis
Music By: Richard Addinsell
Music By: Ron Goodwin.

: Discovering Music

Chris de Souza unravels the web of hidden connections and symbols in Richard Strauss 's study for strings
Metamorphosen. Specially recorded musical examples are played by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conducted by Peter Stark. SeeThursday7.30pm


Unknown: Chris de Souza
Unknown: Richard Strauss
Conducted By: Peter Stark.

: Sunday Feature: The Romantic Road

A Journey through the Literatures of Europe: Sweden. Julian Evans continues his journey around Europe tracing the development of the modern novel. In
Stockholm he finds the shadow of August Strindberg still falls across Swedish literature. But his attempts to discoverthe national identity takes him to the eerie silence of the Noorlands. With novelists
Sara Lidman and Per Olov Enquist.


Unknown: Sara Lidman
Unknown: Olov Enquist.

: Performance on 3

BBC Festival of Britten
The last in this series of live concerts from
Symphony Hall, Birmingham, forthe 25th anniversary of Benjamin Britten 's death.
This Armistice Day performance of the War Requiem features a recreation of the original casting of a Russian soprano, an English tenor, and a German baritone. Presented by Tommy Pearson.
Elena Prokina (soprano), John Mark Ainsley
(tenor), Thomas Mohr (baritone), New London Children's Choir, BBC National Chorus of Wales,
BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Leonard Slatkin
Britten War Requiem


Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Presented By: Tommy Pearson.
Soprano: Elena Prokina
Soprano: John Mark Ainsley
Tenor: Thomas Mohr
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin

: Sunday Play: Alcestis

By Euripides, translated by Ted Hughes. Barrie Rutter introduces the first radio performance of the late Poet Laureate's free poetic adaptation of the Greek play in which Alcestis offers up her own life to save that of her husband KingAdmetos.
Music by Conrad Nelson and played by members of the cast. First directed for the stage by Barrie Rutter. Directed for radio by Susan Roberts.


Translated By: Ted Hughes.
Introduces: Barrie Rutter
Music By: Conrad Nelson
Unknown: Barrie Rutter.
Unknown: Susan Roberts.
Apollo/Prometheus: Barrie Rutter
Heracles: David Hounslow
Chorus 1: Andrew Vincent
Chorus 2: David Beckford
Chorus 3: Andrew Whltehead
Maid: Sarah Parks
Alcestis: Joanne Thirsk
Admetos: Andy Cryer
Servant: Andy Wear
Lichas: Tom Silbum
lolaus: Adam Sunderland
Pheres: Frank Moorey
Vulture: Rachel Jane Allen

: The Lindsays

Kurtag Officiam Breve, Op 28
Janacek String Quartet No 1 (Kreutzer Sonata)
Beethoven String Quartet in E minor, Op 59 No 2 (R)

: Mixing It in Iceland

Mark Russell and Robert Sandall find new hot springs of creativity in Reykjavik. They visit an experimental gig by the Kitchen
Motors collective, compare the bedroom studio oftechno-boffin Biogen with the state-of-the-art facilities at Thule Musik, discuss the humble stylophone with the Apparat Organ Quartet, and get to the roots of Icelandic myths and culture with film composer HilmarOrnHilmarsson. E-MAIL: mixing.it@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Mark Russell
Unknown: Robert Sandall

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain.
Franck Le Chasseur Maudit
12.20 Schubert Fantasy in C, D760 (Wandererfantasie) 12.40
Zelenka Capriccio in F 1.00 Franck Redemption
2.00 Bach Viola da Gamba Sonata No 1 in G, BWV10272.15 Brahms Clarinet
Quintet in B minor, Op 115 2.55 Zvonimir Cigllc Harp Concertino 3.05 Kuhnau
Biblical Sonata No 3 in G (II Maritaggio di Giacomo) 3.35 Sullivan Suite: The
Tempest, Op 14.10 Plazzolla Le Grand Tango4.25 Kuula Sorrow, Op 22 No 2
4.35 Vivaldi Concerto da Camera in G minor, RV1074.50 Nielsen Overture: Masquerade 5.05 Francoeur, arr Trowell Cello Sonata 5.15 Quantz Trio Sonata in A
5.40 Upatti Four Songs
5.50 Rachmaninov Romance and Waltz


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Zelenka Capriccio
Harp: Zvonimir Cigllc
Unknown: Plazzolla Le Grand

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