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: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore.
Rossini Overture: II Signor Bruschino
6.30 Haydn Symphony No 45 in F sharp minor (Farewell)
7.00 Nancarrow Studies for player piano (excerpts)
7.10 Bach Concerto in D minor for two violins, BWV1043
8.10 Beethoven Cello Sonata in D, Op 102, No
8.40 Finzi In Terra Pax

: Composer of the Week: Loewe

3: My Fair Lady. When My Fair Lady opened on Broadway in 1956, it ran for six and a half years, winning Tony awards for direction, scenic design, costumes, musical direction, and one for its leading man Rex Harrison. Aftertransferringto the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, the show ran for a further five and a half years making it one of the most successful musicals of all time. Donald Macleod discusses the history behind My Fair Lady .with musicals enthusiast Adrian Edwards.
Music includes excerpts from My Fair Lady performed by cast members and chorus of the original Broadway production with the National Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Owen Edwards.


Unknown: Rex Harrison.
Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Adrian Edwards.
Conducted By: John Owen Edwards.

: Work in Progress

Ceramicist Alison Britton talks about the design sources for her large, painted architectural pieces.


Talks: Alison Britton

: CD Masters

With Rob Cowan and Jonathan Swain.
Shostakovich Piano Concerto No 2
Dmitri Shostakovich , French National Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andre Cluytens
10.24 Poulenc Oboe Sonata Francois Leleux, Emmanuel Strosser (piano)
10.40 Vivaldi Dopo un 'Orrida Porcella (Griselda, Act 3) Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo), II Giardino Armonico , conductor Giovanni Antonini
10.46 Dvorak Symphony No 9 in E minor (From the New World)
Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Willem Mengelberg


Unknown: Rob Cowan
Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor: Andre Cluytens
Oboe: Francois Leleux
Piano: Emmanuel Strosser
Piano: Vivaldi Dopo
Unknown: Orrida Porcella
Unknown: Cecilia Bartoli
Conductor: Giardino Armonico
Conductor: Giovanni Antonini
Conductor: Willem Mengelberg

: Morning Performance

From the East of England
Fiona Talkington continues her journey exploring this summer's music festivals in the east of England.
Schubert Impromptus, D899: No 1 in C minor; No 2 in E flat; No 3 in G flat; No4 4 in A flat Tom Poster (piano)
Beethoven Cello Sonata in A, Op 69 Guy Johnston , Tom Poster (piano)
Decker Kairos Jeremy Filsell (organ) Prokofiev Violin Sonata No 2
Tasmin Little, Martin Roscoe (piano)


Unknown: Guy Johnston
Piano: Tom Poster
Unknown: Jeremy Filsell
Piano: Martin Roscoe

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Stephen Layton conducts Polyphony in unaccompanied choral music by Poulenc: his Mass in Gand his Four Christmas
Motets. Introduced by Chris de Souza from the Temple Church in London. (R)


Unknown: Stephen Layton
Introduced By: Chris de Souza

: BBC Orchestras

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Presented by Tommy Pearson.
Stravinsky Divertimento (La Baiserde la Fee) Zemlinsky Die Seejungfrau (Fantasy after Hans Christian Andersen )
Conductor Michael Schonwandt
Kodaly Psalmus Hungaricus
Julian Gavin (tenor), BBC Symphony Chorus, conductor Andras Ligeti


Presented By: Tommy Pearson.
Presented By: Stravinsky Divertimento
Conductor: Hans Christian Andersen
Conductor: Michael Schonwandt
Conductor: Kodaly Psalmus Hungaricus
Tenor: Julian Gavin
Conductor: Andras Ligeti

: Ann Dante Investigates

Join Ann Dante as she investigates The Case of the Vampire Count. The final blood-curdling episode. If you think you know who did it, hit the Radio 3 website at www.bbc.co.uk/radio3duringthe programme with your answer. For details see Monday

: Choral Evensong

Live from Canterbury Cathedral.
Introit: Advent Prose, Vigilate (
William Byrd ). Responses (Shephard). Psalms 98, 99, 100, 101 (Walmisley, Cross, Whitlock, Attwood). First Lesson: Isaiah 11, wl-10. Antiphon: 0 Clavis David (Plainsong). Magnificat: (Tone ii solemn). Nunc
Dimittis: (Hoist). Anthem: Jesus Christ the Apple Tree (Anthony Piccolo ). Hymn: Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending
(Helmsley). Organ Voluntary: Rhapsody
No 3 in C sharp minor (Howells). Organist and master of the choristers David Flood.
Assistant organist Andrew Parnell.


Unknown: William Byrd
Unknown: Clavis David
Unknown: Anthony Piccolo
Unknown: David Flood.
Organist: Andrew Parnell.

: In Tune

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


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

Parsifal. Wagner's final music drama in Klaus Michael Gruber 's new production for the Royal Opera conducted by Simon Rattle. Extinction threatens the knights who guard the Holy Grail. Only a pure fool can bring salvation, but no one knows who he is orwhere he can be found, until a passer-by shoots one of the knights' sacred swans. He's a young man called
Parsifal. Presented by Donald Macleod in conversation with Simon Rattle.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, conductor Simon Rattle
Parti 7.55 Twenty Minutes
Christopher Cook is joined by the ecclesiologist Julian Litten as he admires the silver Edward VII memorial altar at
Sandringham. And together they explore some earlier work by its creator, Carl Krall of the silversmiths, Barkentin and Krall.
8.15 Part 2


Unknown: Klaus Michael Gruber
Conducted By: Simon Rattle.
Presented By: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Simon Rattle.
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Julian Litten
Unknown: Carl Krall
Parsifal: Stig Andersen (tenor)
Gurnemanz: John Tomlinson (bass)
Kundry: Violeta Urmana (soprano)
Amfortas: Thomas Hampson (baritone)
Klingsor: Willard White (bass)
Titurel: Alfred Reiter (bass)
First knight: Robin Leggate (tenor)
Second knight: Graeme Broadbent (bass)
Esquires: Lean-Marian Jones (soprano)
Esquires: Clarissa Meek (mezzo)
Esquires: Peter Auty (tenor)
Esquires: Timothy Robinson (tenor)
Flower maidens: Susan Gritton (soprano)
Flower maidens: Geraldine McGreevy (soprano)
Flower maidens: Rachel Nicholls (soprano)
Flower maidens: Sally Matthews (soprano)
Flower maidens: Gail Pearson (soprano)
Flower maidens: Leah-Marian Jones (soprano)

: Late Junction

Electronica from Norway and Kurt Weill revisited in Verity Sharp 's late-night mix.


Unknown: Kurt Weill
Unknown: Verity Sharp

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe. Mozart Exsultate ,
Jubilate, K165 12.20 Salzedo Concert Variations on "Adeste Fideles "12.25
Mendelssohn Octet in E flat, Op 20
1.00 A recital of organ music by Bach,
Koechlin, Tournemire and Mauricio Kagel.
2.10 Reger 0 Tod, Wie Bitter Bist Du
2.20 Beethoven Piano Trio in B flat, Op 97 (Archduke) 3.05 Handel Music for the Royal Fireworks 3.25 Schumann Symphony No 3 in E flat (Rhenish) 4.00 Mendelssohn Overture: Calm Sea and Prosperous
Voyage 4.10 Sibelius On a Balcony by the Sea, Op 38 No 2 4.15 Rachmaninov
Vocalise, Op 34 No 14 4.25 Saint-Saens Prelude and Fugue in C, Op 109 No 3 4.30 Poulenc Quatre Motets pour un Temps de /Voe/4.45JH Roman Suite No 11 inFminor
4.50 Delius, arr Fenby Intermezzo (Fennimore and Gerda) 5.00 Reger
Canzone in E flat, Op 65 No 9 (12 Pieces for organ) 5.05 Lassus Four Motets 5.25 Bertali Sonata Prima a 3 5.30 Sibelius Five Esquisses for piano, Op 114 5.40
Toumier Images for harp and string quartet. Op 35 5.50 Riisager Little Overture


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Mozart Exsultate
Unknown: Mauricio Kagel.
Unknown: Handel Music

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