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: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore.
Weber Overture: DerFreischutz
6.15 Bach Harpsichord Concerto No 2 in E, BWV1053
7.30 Philip Glass Serra Pelada (Powaqqatsi)
7.35 Antonio Valente Gallarda Napolitana
8.00 Michel Corrette Concerto Comique No 14 (La Choisy)
8.40 Schumann Konzertstuck in F, Op 86


Unknown: Michel Corrette
Unknown: Schumann Konzertstuck

: Composer of the Week: Britten

Donald Macleod traces the course of Benjamin Britten 's friendship with his two great Russian contemporaries,
Dmitri Shostakovich and Mstislav Rostropovich. The Prodigal Son, Op 81 (excerpt)
English Opera Group, conducted by the Composer
Cello Suite No 1 Mstislav Rostropovich The Poet's Echo, Op 76
Galina Vishnevskaya (soprano), Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: Dmitri Shostakovich
Unknown: Mstislav Rostropovich.
Unknown: Mstislav Rostropovich
Soprano: Galina Vishnevskaya
Cello: Mstislav Rostropovich
The prodigal son: Robert Tear(tenor)
Father: John Shirley-Quirk(baritone)

: Work in Progress

Tim Macmillan has completed his next time-slice image and talks about the decisions involved in choosing the shots.


Unknown: Tim MacMillan

: CD Masters

With Rob Cowan.
Copland Quiet City
New York Chamber Symphony, probably conducted by Gerard Schwarz
10.14 Uszt Freudvoll und Leidvoll Pierre
Bernac (baritone), Francis Poulenc (piano)
10.18 Dvorak The Wood Dove , Op 110 Czech PO, conductor Zdenek Chalabala
10.40 Hoffmann, attrib Bach Meine Seele Ruhmt und Preist, BWV189 Pierre Bernac (baritone), Chamber
Ensemble, conductor Charles Munch
10.58 Mozart Symphony No 38 in D, K504 (Prague) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Thomas Beecham


Unknown: Rob Cowan.
Conducted By: Gerard Schwarz
Conducted By: Uszt Freudvoll
Baritone: Francis Poulenc
Unknown: Wood Dove
Conductor: Zdenek Chalabala
Unknown: Bach Meine
Unknown: Seele Ruhmt
Baritone: Pierre Bernac
Conductor: Charles Munch
Conductor: Thomas Beecham

: Morning Performance

Boston and Rockport
Cathy Fuller discovers an unusual side to the Boston Early Music Festival -the inclusion of works from ancient China-and talks to Andrew Appel about the links between French and Chinese music.
Qing Dynasty A Moonlit River in Spring Lully Thesee (Act 2, Scenes 1 and 2) Qlng Dynasty Ambush on Ten Sides Marais Le Tombeau de Ste Colombe
Trad, arr Yiwel Juang Three Chinese Folk Songs for String Quartet
Lully Thesee (Act 2, Scenes 7 and 8) Robert de Vlsee Prelude for Baroque guitar Han Dynasty Song of Chu Couperin Les Ondes
Qing Dynasty Night Song of the Fisherman Couperin Le Dodo en Amour


Unknown: Andrew Appel
Unknown: Yiwel Juang
Unknown: Robert de Vlsee

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Chamber Music from Manchester
A recital of French and German romantic songs given in the Bridgewater Hall last autumn. Presented by Petroc Trelawny . Joan Rodgers (soprano), Roger Vignoles (piano)
Wolf Morike Lieder (excerpt)
Faure Le Papillon et la Fleur; Mai; Dans les Ruines; Reve damour
Gounod Premier Jour de Mai; Au
Rossignol; Ce Que Je Suis sans Toi;
Viens! Les Gazonssans Vert See also 4pm


Presented By: Petroc Trelawny
Soprano: Joan Rodgers
Piano: Roger Vignoles

: BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
An impressive performance of Mahler's fifth symphony and a moving account of Britten's Sinfonia da Requiem. Presented by Martin Handley.
Britten Sinfonia da Requiem Conductor Richard Hickox Mahler Symphony No 5
Conductor Tadaaki Otaka


Presented By: Martin Handley.
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka

: Making Tracks

Blue Peter's Liz Barker and Simon Thomas play more music for younger listeners, including today the sound of birds in a forest and echoes in a cave. Check out the Making Tracks website: www.bbc.co.uk/makingtracks


Unknown: Liz Barker
Unknown: Simon Thomas

: Voices

Spotlight on Roger Vignoles lain Burnside talks to fellow pianist Roger Vignoles about the art of accompanying singers -the give and take between artists, the rigours of foreign tours and the range of skills required of an accompanist. With songs from Sarah Walker , Kiri Te Kanawa , Susan Graham and Anthony Rolfe Johnson.


Unknown: Roger Vignoles
Pianist: Roger Vignoles
Unknown: Sarah Walker
Unknown: Kiri Te Kanawa
Unknown: Susan Graham
Unknown: Anthony Rolfe Johnson.

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty presents a selection of music and a roundup of the latest arts news.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

Bohemian Journey
From St David 's Hall, Cardiff, BBC NOW's Dvorak cycle continues with his fifth
Symphony, paired with a riotous orchestral polka by Weinberger. The BBC National Chorus of Wales open the concert with Haydn's last great choral work.
Hillevi Martinpelto (soprano),
Pamela Helen Stephen (mezzo), Mark Padmore (tenor), Stephen Varcoe (baritone),
BBC National Chorus and Orchestra of Wales,conductor Richard Hickox Haydn Mass in B flat, HXXII 14 (Harmoniemesse)
8.15 Twenty Minutes: Obituary of Democracy
The third of five readings accompanying BBC NOW's Bohemian Journey season. Written in 1938, Martha Gellhorn 's compelling and moving essay charts the week Nazi Germany occupied
Czechoslovakia and the devastating effects of this on the lives of ordinary people. Read by Laurel Lefkow .
8.35 Dvorak Symphony No 5 in F Weinberger Polka (Schwanda the Bagpiper)


Unknown: St David
Soprano: Hillevi Martinpelto
Soprano: Pamela Helen Stephen
Tenor: Mark Padmore
Tenor: Stephen Varcoe
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Conductor: Haydn Mass
Unknown: Martha Gellhorn
Read By: Laurel Lefkow

: Night Waves

Richard Coles discusses The Believer,
Henry Bean 's film based on the true story of Danny Baslint , a Jewish Yeshiva student who transforms himself into a militant neo-
Nazi skinhead. Also, the verdict on Alan Ayckbourn 's new play, This Is Where We Came In, and, continuingthe series on currencies soon to be consigned to history, the deutschmark remembered.


Unknown: Richard Coles
Unknown: Henry Bean
Unknown: Danny Baslint
Unknown: Alan Ayckbourn

: Late Junction

Fiona Talkington contrasts light and darkness with part of John Tavener 's seminal Ikon of Light and a complete performance of his recent Total Eclipse.
Plus e2K's foot-tapping blend of traditions and 17th-century organ music by Heinrich Scheidemann.


Unknown: Fiona Talkington
Unknown: John Tavener
Music By: Heinrich Scheidemann.

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain.
Bach, orch Webem Ricercara 6 (Musical Offering), BWV107912.20Schoenberg Verklarte Nacht, Op 412.45 Scriabin
Prelude and Nocturne for the left hand, Op 9
1.00 Music by Josquin Desprez , Jean
Mouton and Nicolas Gombert, performed by Doulce Memoire, conductor Denis Raisin-Dadre 1.55 Stravinsky Dances
Concertantes 2.15 Brahms Violin Sonata No 3 in D minor, Op 1082.40 Hindemith Harp Sonata 2.55 Rachmaninov Piano
Concerto No 2 in C minor3.30 A Scarlatti Toccata in G3.45 Vivaldi Gloria in D,
RV588 4.15 JCF Bach Sinfonia in D minor
4.25 Soler Fandango in D minor
4.50 Wieniawski Polonaise No 1 in D, Op 4
5.05 Wolf Italian Serenade
5.20 Ravel, arr R Mclntyre Suite: Ma
Mere I 'Oye 5.35 Beethoven Romance in F, Op 50 5.45 Mendelssohn Overture: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, Op 2 7


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Webem Ricercara
Music By: Josquin Desprez

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