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: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore.
Telemann Viola Concerto in G
Collegium Musicum 90, director Simon Standage (viola)
6.45 Hadley La Belle Dame sans
Merci Neill Archer (tenor), Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Matthias Bamert
7.00 Haydn Symphony No 9 in C
Hanover Band, director Roy Goodman
7.45 Mendelssohn Violin Sonata in F
Nomos Duo
8.00 Weber Andante e Rondo Ungarese in C minor, Op 35 Klaus Thunemann
(bassoon), Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
8.40 Janacek Nursery Rhymes
Boris Berman (piano), Prague Academy of Music and Drama, Netherlands Wind Ensemble, conductor Thierry Fischer


Viola: Simon Standage
Tenor: Merci Neill Archer
Conductor: Matthias Bamert
Director: Roy Goodman
Bassoon: Klaus Thunemann
Unknown: St Martin
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Piano: Boris Berman
Conductor: Thierry Fischer

: Composer of the Week:Mendelssohn

2: The Young Romantic. The young
Mendelssohn was the quintessential Romantic: passionate about literature and painting as well as music. A master of Classical form, he was equally at home with the intimate medium of the piano miniature, and his tone painting in the concert overtures is strikingly original. Frage, Op 9 No 1 Margaret Price
(soprano), Graham Johnson (piano) String Quartet in A minor, Op 13 Ysaye Quartet
Songs without Words, Book 1 (excerpts) Daniel Barenboim (piano)
Overture: The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave) LPO, conductor Bernard Haitink


Soprano: Graham Johnson
Piano: Daniel Barenboim
Conductor: Bernard Haitink

: Work in Progress

Orange Prize-winning author Linda Grant is at work on her new novel, Still Here.


Unknown: Linda Grant

: CD Masters

With Jonathan Swain.
Anon Bele Doette (Chanson de Toile)
Jeanne Deroubaix (contralto) with harp
Schubert Gretchen am Spinnrade, D118 Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano), Edwin Fischer (piano)
10.12 Sibelius Lemminkainen Suite ,
Op22Helsinki RSO , conductorOkko Kamu
10.58 Schubert Impromptus , D899 Edwin Fischer (piano)


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Contralto: Jeanne Deroubaix
Soprano: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Soprano: Edwin Fischer
Piano: Sibelius Lemminkainen Suite
Conductorokko: Op22helsinki Rso
Unknown: Schubert Impromptus
Piano: Edwin Fischer

: Morning Performance

Towards John Adams
2: American Mavericks
In conversation with John Adams , Leonard Slatkin looks at the work of American composers who have forged some of the most exciting new paths in music. George Antheil Airplane Sonata Viv McLean (piano)
Ives The Unanswered Question
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Garry Walker
Milton Babbitt Relata 2BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Rumon Gamba
John Cage Sonatas for prepared piano Viv McLean (piano)
Meredith Monk Astronaut Anthem
BBC Singers, conductor Nicholas Kok
Lou Harrison Suite for symphonic strings BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Garry Walker


Unknown: John Adams
Unknown: John Adams
Unknown: Leonard Slatkin
Music: George Antheil
Piano: Viv McLean
Conductor: Garry Walker
Conductor: Milton Babbitt Relata
Conductor: Rumon Gamba
Conductor: John Cage Sonatas
Piano: Viv McLean
Conductor: Nicholas Kok
Conductor: Lou Harrison
Conductor: Garry Walker

: Lunchtime Concert

Another concert in the series recorded in the ornate surroundings of Cardiff Castle's Banqueting Hall. Today viol consort Fretwork blend music from one of Bach's contrapuntal masterpieces with works written for them by contemporary composers. Introduced by Nicola Heywood Thomas.
Bach The Art of Fugue, BWV1080 (excerpts)
Barrington Pheloung Floating Through Alexander Goehr Fantasia
Barry Guy Buzz


Introduced By: Nicola Heywood Thomas.
Unknown: Alexander Goehr Fantasia
Unknown: Barry Guy Buzz

: BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Conductor Matthias Bamert
A concert from the orchestra's tour of Greece last year. Presented by Tommy Pearson.
Glinka Overture: Ruslan and Lyudmila Stravinsky Violin Concerto Clio Gould MacMillan Britannia
Conducted by the Composer Skalkottas The Sea


Conductor: Matthias Bamert
Presented By: Tommy Pearson.
Violin: Lyudmila Stravinsky

: Making Tracks

Blue Peter's Simon Thomas and Matt Baker play music for younger listeners, including today lots of fishy music.


Unknown: Simon Thomas
Unknown: Matt Baker

: Voices

My Kind of Song: Lady Mary Warnock
Lady Mary Warnock , moral philosopher and crossbench life peer, discusses her favourite singers and songs with lain Burnside. Including performances by Emma Kirkby , Alfred Deller , Peter Pears , Tom Lehrer and the Everly Brothers.


Song: Lady Mary Warnock
Song: Lady Mary Warnock
Unknown: Emma Kirkby
Unknown: Alfred Deller
Unknown: Peter Pears
Unknown: Tom Lehrer

: In Tune

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


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

A concert of music by Handel given last week in Symphony Hall, Birmingham, by the Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood , with the soprano Emma Kirkby. The three suites of Handel's Water Music are interspersed by his aria Sweet 6/rdand his motet Silete Venti. Introduced by Lucie Skeaping.


Director: Christopher Hogwood
Soprano: Emma Kirkby.
Unknown: Silete Venti.
Introduced By: Lucie Skeaping.

: Faith in Science

Science and religion make uneasy bedfellows, and the more science reveals about the universe, the more challenging the moral questions become. Radio 3 goes to Birmingham's Thinktank Theatre at Millennium Point to debate the shifting balance between science and religion. Chaired by Trevor Phillips and with contributions from the floor, the panel includes Dr Denis Alexander , a geneticist and member of Christians in Science;
Professor Peter Atkins , a chemist at Oxford University; psychologist Professor Helen Haste from Bath University; Professor Ziauddin Sardar , who has written extensively about the role of science in Islam; and moral philosopher Mary Midgley.


Unknown: Trevor Phillips
Unknown: Dr Denis Alexander
Unknown: Professor Peter Atkins
Unknown: Professor Helen Haste
Unknown: Ziauddin Sardar
Unknown: Mary Midgley.

: Late Junction

Fiona Talkington presents Duo Semyonov from Moscow and choral music by Josquin, and continues the Icelandic theme with film music by Hilmar Orn Hilmarsson.


Unknown: Fiona Talkington
Music By: Hilmar Orn Hilmarsson.

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain.
Anon, arr Ebb Shenandoah
12.10 Gershwin Piano Concerto in F
12.45 Carlos Salzedo Variations surun
Theme dans le Style Ancien, Op 30
1.00 A concert given by the Sonora
Hungarica Consort at the Kiscell Museum, Budapest, on 5 May 2001. Bach Sonata in G, BWV1039 Handel Sonata in F.
HWV369 Buxtehude Jubilate Domino
Omnis Terra Bach Sonata in G, BWV1031 Handel Cantata: Mi Palpita il Cor,
HWV132c; Sonata in E minor, HWV379
2.10 Clementi Piano Sonata in B flat, Op 12 No 12.30 Mozart Symphony No 35 in D,
K385 (Haffner) 2. 50 Prokofiev Waltz Suite
3.00-5.00 BBC Schools
3.00 Something to Think About
3.15 Let's Move 3.35Time to Move
3.55 Stories and Rhymes
4.10 English for S1/S2
4.30 Numbertime Mental Maths
4.45 Song Tree
5.00 Handel Trio Sonata in F, Op 2 No 4
5.10 Bach Furchte Dich Nicht, Ich Bin bei Dir, BWV228 5.25 Dvorak Ave Maria , Op 19b 5.35 Milhaud, arrT
Kain Scaramouche 5.45 Mozart Sonata in D for piano duet, K381


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Carlos Salzedo
Unknown: Handel Sonata
Unknown: Mi Palpita
Unknown: Dvorak Ave Maria
Unknown: Kain Scaramouche
Unknown: Mozart Sonata

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