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: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore.
J Strauss (son) Waltz: Morning Papers, Op279 Vienna Johann Strauss
Orchestra, conductor Willi Boskovsky
6.35 Haydn Divertimento in G, H 1/2
Haydn Sinfonietta, director Manfred Huss
7.00 Antheil Radio Sonatina
Herbert Henck (piano)
7.30 Handel Incidental music: The
Alchemist European Union Baroque Orchestra, conductor Roy Goodman
8.00 Ireland A London Overture London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Richard Hickox
8.50 Prokofiev Piano Sonata No 3 Matti Raekallio


Conductor: Willi Boskovsky
Director: Manfred Huss
Conductor: Roy Goodman
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Unknown: Matti Raekallio

: Composer of the Week: Mendelssohn

4: Superficial and Facile?
By the 1840s, when he was in histhirties, some critics have argued that
Mendelssohn had "gone off". But the music in today's programme is that of a great composer at the height of h is powers. The pieces may be sullied with unfortunate associations, or have become so well known that it is hard to listen to them with fresh ears, but there is no mistaking their power in performances of conviction and authority.
Variations Sérieuses, Op 54 Alfred Brendel (piano)
Violin Concerto in E minor
Salvatore Accardo , London Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit Nocturne; Wedding March (Incidental music to "A Midsummer Night 's Dream ") LSO, conductor Peter Maag


Piano: Alfred Brendel
Unknown: Salvatore Accardo
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Conductor: Peter Maag

: 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.
Bach Concerto in E, BWV1053
Philharmonia, director Edwin Fischer (piano)
10.26 Mendelssohn Allegro , Chorale and Fugue in DJohn Scott (organ)
10.35 Sibelius Luonnotar , Op 70 Phyllis Bryn-Julson (soprano), Scottish National Orchestra, conductor Alexander Gibson
10.45 CPE Bach Klopstocks
Morgengesangam Schopfungsfeste , Wq239 Barbara Schlick and Johanna Koslowsky (sopranos),
Rheinische Kantorei , das Kleine Konzert , conductor Hermann Max
10.59 Bach Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor, BWV903 Edwin Fischer (piano)
11.12 Sibelius Pohjola 's Daughter, Op 49 NBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor ArturoToscanini


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Piano: Edwin Fischer
Piano: Mendelssohn Allegro
Unknown: Sibelius Luonnotar
Soprano: Phyllis Bryn-Julson
Conductor: Alexander Gibson
Unknown: Bach Klopstocks
Unknown: Morgengesangam Schopfungsfeste
Unknown: Barbara Schlick
Sopranos: Johanna Koslowsky
Sopranos: Rheinische Kantorei
Conductor: Kleine Konzert
Conductor: Hermann Max
Conductor: Bach Chromatic Fantasia
Piano: Edwin Fischer
Piano: Sibelius Pohjola

: Morning Performance: Towards John Adams: 4: Stage, Screen and Jazz

In conversation with John Adams, Leonard Slatkin looks at music written for three essentially American art forms.

Herrmann Overture: North by Northwest BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Robert Ziegler
Leonard Roseman Rebel without a Cause BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Eric Stern
Elmer Bernstein The Magnificent Seven BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Eric Stern
Miles Davis All Blues (Kind of Blue) Miles Davis and band
Gershwin An American in Paris BBC Philharmonic, conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
Bernstein Ballet: Fancy Free BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Barry Wordsworth Bernstein Overture: Candide BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Mark Stringer


Unknown: John Adams
Unknown: John Adams
Unknown: Leonard Slatkin
Conductor: Robert Ziegler
Conductor: Leonard Roseman
Conductor: Eric Stern
Conductor: Elmer Bernstein
Conductor: Eric Stern
Conductor: Miles Davis
Unknown: Miles Davis
Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Conductor: Mark Stringer

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Another chance to hear a recital by Frangois-Frederic Guy (piano). Brahms Four Pieces, Op 119
Prokofiev Piano Sonata No 8, Op 84

: BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Works by Wagner and Debussy continue this week's theme of music inspired by the sea. Presented by Tommy Pearson. Wagner Overture: The Flying Dutchman; Prelude and Liebestod (Tristan and Isolde); Gotterdammerung (excerpts) Irene Theorin (soprano), conductor Edward Downes
Debussy La Mer
Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier


Presented By: Tommy Pearson.
Soprano: Irene Theorin

: Making Tracks

Blue Peter's Simon Thomas and Matt Baker play music for younger listeners, includingtoday music for visiting royalty and a song from a summer holiday camp.


Unknown: Simon Thomas
Unknown: Matt Baker

: Music Restored

French Baroque Opera
Another programme in which
Nicholas Anderson looks at this colourful period in operatic history. Music includes excerpts from Charpentier's Medee and from Rameau's Dardanus.


Unknown: Nicholas Anderson

: In Tune

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


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

Paul Scofield has had a long-standing passion forthe poetry of TS Eliot and recorded an acclaimed performance of the Four Quartets. But it has been his dearest wish to perform Eliot's great poem The Waste Land for radio, a wish fulfilled in tonight's programme which begins with this new reading by the actor, who celebrates his 80th birthday this month.
The Waste Land
8.00 A work inspired by Eliot's Little
Gidding, performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Jacques van Steen. Matthews In the Dark Time
8.30 Four Quartets


Unknown: Paul Scofield

: Night Waves

Patrick Wright talks to director
Richard Eyre about his new film, Iris, which tells the life story of the novelist and philosopher Iris Murdoch , played by Judi Dench , and her struggle with Alzheimer's disease.
Plus a look at a new exhibition of the work of Paul Klee - the Swiss-born painter and graphic artist whose personal and often gently humorous works are replete with allusions to dreams, music, and poetry.


Talks: Patrick Wright
Director: Richard Eyre
Unknown: Iris Murdoch
Played By: Judi Dench
Unknown: Paul Klee

: Late Junction

Fiona Talkington introduces more songs from Tom Robinson , plus tracks from Uri Caine 's Rio album and music of the Kobzari of Ukraine.


Introduces: Fiona Talkington
Unknown: Tom Robinson
Unknown: Uri Caine

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain. Mozart Violin
Concerto No 5 in A, K219
12.35 Mozart Serenade in C minor, K388
1.00 Uuno Klami Suomenlinna Festival
Overture; Symphonie Enfantine; Symphony No 2 2.05 Satie Trois Morceaux en Forme de Poire
2.20 Sibelius Song of the Earth, Op 93
2.40 Faure Suite: Pelleas et Melisande
3.00-5.00 BBC Schools
3.00 Revisewise 3.30 Maths Challenge
3.45 Maths Challenge 4.00 Drama Workshop 4.15 Dance Workshop
4.35 Music Workshop
4.55 Programme Preview
5.00 Bach, arr Busoni Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV565 5.05 Handel Return, 0 God of Hosts (Samson)
5.20 Haydn Symphony No 11 in E flat
5.45 Halevy Salut , Salut a Cette Noble France (La Reine de Chypre)


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Halevy Salut

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