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: Morning on

With Penny Gore.
Dvorak Carnival Overture Cleveland Orchestra, conductor George Szell
6.15 Perotin Beata Viscera
Hilliard Ensemble, director Paul Hillier
7.00 Marin Marais Sonnerie de Sainte Genevieve du Mont Le Concert des Nations, director Jordi Savall
7.15 Schubert Valses Nobles, D779 Marcelle Meyer (piano) 8.05 Anon Le Carnaval de Venise
Gasparini mechanical organ
8.45 Ravel Valses Nobles et Sentimentales New York Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Pierre Boulez


Conductor: George Szell
Director: Paul Hillier
Unknown: Sainte Genevieve
Director: Jordi Savall
Piano: Marcelle Meyer
Conductor: Pierre Boulez

: Composer of the Week:Ernst von Dohnanyi

(1877-1960). The Hungarian composer Ernst von Dohnanyi was, forthe first half of the 20th century, the driving force behind the musical life of Hungary. But because of a chain of events that no one could have foreseen, he had to fiee his native country, neverto return. Cascade (Six Piano Pieces) Ernst von Dohnanyi (piano)
Wedding Waltz (Veil of Pierrette) BBC Philharmonic, conductor Matthias Bamert
Serenade for string trio
Schubert Ensemble of London
Variations on a Nursery Theme Ernst von Dohnanyi (piano), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Adrian Boult Producer Deborah Preston


Unknown: Ernst von Dohnanyi
Piano: Ernst von Dohnanyi
Conductor: Matthias Bamert
Piano: Ernst von Dohnanyi
Conductor: Adrian Boult
Producer: Deborah Preston

: Work in Progress

The writer Francis Spufford discusses his latest project, The Child That Books Built, in which he revisits the beloved books of his childhood in orderto understand his obsession with the written word. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Francis Spufford
Producer: Fiona McLean

: CD Masters

With Rob Cowan. Featuring recordings by soprano Lotte Lehmann and the music of Johann Strauss (son).
J Strauss (son) A Night in Venice Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt
10.13 Enescu Impressions d'Enfance Sherban Lupu (violin),
Valentin Gheorghiu (piano)
10.34 Bbhm Praeludium in G minor
Gustav Leonhardt (harpsichord)
10.42 Wagner Love Duet (Finale: Die Walkure, Act
Lauritz Melchior (tenor), Lotte Lehmann (soprano), Vienna Philharmonic
Orchestra, conductor Bruno Walter
11.00 Dvorak The Water Goblin, Op 107 Czech PO, conductorZdenek Chalabala
11.24 J Strauss (son) Annen-Polka, Op 117 Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Clemens Krauss


Unknown: Rob Cowan.
Soprano: Lotte Lehmann
Unknown: Johann Strauss
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Violin: Sherban Lupu
Piano: Valentin Gheorghiu
Tenor: Lotte Lehmann
Conductor: Bruno Walter
Conductor: Clemens Krauss

: Morning Performance

Artists in Focus: Brodsky Quartet
1: An American Mainstream. This week
PetrocTrelawny talks to the members of the Brodsky Quartet , one of Britain's foremost chamber groups, beginning today with first violinist Andrew Haveron. Beethoven String Quartet in B flat, Op 18 No
Elena Firsova String Quartet No 10, 0p84 (La Malinconia)
Shostakovich String Quartet No 2 Khachaturian Sabre Dance


Unknown: Brodsky Quartet
Violinist: Andrew Haveron.

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Live from the Wigmore Hall in London,
Stephanie Hughes presents a recital given by the Beicea Quartet.
William Mival Quartet - RBG (first performance)
Beethoven Quartet in F major, Op 59 No 1 (Rasumovsky)


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Unknown: William Mival

: BBC Orchestras

Stravinsky Ballets: BBC Philharmonic The BBC Philharmonic begins a week of programmes exploring Stravinsky's ballet scores. Presented by Sarah Walker.
Debussy Prelude a l'Après-midi d'un Faune Ravel Daphnis and Chloe: Suite No 2 Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
Stravinsky Suite: Pulcinella conductor Rumon Gamba
Bax Bard of the Dimbovitza Jean Rigby (mezzo), conductor Vernon Handley


Presented By: Sarah Walker.
Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Conductor: Rumon Gamba
Conductor: Bax Bard
Unknown: Dimbovitza Jean Rigby
Conductor: Vernon Handley

: Making Tracks

Blue Peter's Simon Thomas and Matt Baker present music inspired by a spider and a piece played on plucked strings.


Unknown: Simon Thomas
Unknown: Matt Baker

: Stage and Screen

Paris Season
Edward Seckerson profiles the work of Boublil and Schönberg, the musical partnership behind Miss Saigon, Les Misérables and Martin Guerre.
ADDRESS: Stage and Screen. Room 220. Broadcasting House. Queen Margaret Drive. Glasgow , G12 8DG E-MAIL: stageandscreen@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Edward Seckerson
Unknown: Martin Guerre.
Unknown: Margaret Drive.

: In Tune

Paris Season
As part of Radio 3's Paris Season, Sean Rafferty talks to Norman Rosenthal , the exhibition secretary at the Royal Academy of Arts, about the exhibition, Paris: Capital of the Arts 1900-68. And all this week he discovers some of the works in the exhibition with curator, Sarah Wilson. Today he considers Man in a Cafe by Juan Gris.


Talks: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Norman Rosenthal
Unknown: Sarah Wilson.
Unknown: Juan Gris.

: Performance on 3

John's Earbox: the Music of John Adams Rolling Out the Century
A concert given at the Barbican Centre on Saturday featuring a performance of John Adams 's piano concerto Century Rolls, inspired by the sound of old piano rolls of jazz and popular classical pieces. Emanuel Ax (piano),
BBCSO, conductor Leonard Slatkin
Adams Slonimsky 's Earbox; Century Rolls; Harmonielehre.


Unknown: John Adams
Unknown: John Adams
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
Conductor: Adams Slonimsky

: Paolo Pandolfo

(viola da gamba),
Mitzi Meyerson (harpsichord) Bach Viola da Gamba Sonata in G minor,


Harpsichord: Mitzi Meyerson

: Night Waves

Isabel Hilton talks to Frank Moorhouse about Dark Palace, the second novel in his League of Nations trilogy. Plus a discussion about Unholy War- David Kertzler 's account of the bitter struggle between the Roman Catholic Church and Judaism.


Talks: Isabel Hilton
Unknown: Frank Moorhouse
Unknown: David Kertzler

: Late Junction

Fiona Talkington goes back to Bolivia with the music of Norte Potosi, sung and played by the Alvis family. And from another planet, Act 1 of A Clangers Opera. This week's programmes also feature items with a Parisian flavour.


Presenter: Fiona Talkington

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain. Chopin Mazurka in B minor, Op 33 No 412.10 Tchaikovsky The Tempest, Op 1812.35 Dohnanyi
Ruralia Hungarica, Op 32b 1.00 Chopin Mazurka in A flat, Op 50 No 2; Six Polish
Songs, Op 74; Cello Sonata in G minor, Op 65; 24 Preludes, Op 28 2.30 Dellbes Fantaisie aux Divins Mensonges (Lakme)
2.40 Kaspar Forster Viri Israeliti (Dialogus de Juditha e Holofeme)
3.00-5.00 BBC Schools
3.00 Poetry Corner 3.10 Alphabet Time: First Phonics 3.20 Music Box 3.35
Hopscotch 3.50 Hop, Skip and Jump 4.05 Scottish Resources 7-9 4.20 Talking
Points 4.40 Scottish Resources 10-12
5.00 Riisager Little Overture 5.10 Boccherini
Cello Concerto No 6 in D 5.30 Beethoven
Three Marches, Op 45 5.55 Copland, arr Timothy Kain Hoe Down (Rodeo)


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.

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