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: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore.
Rossini Overture: William Tell Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Carlo Maria Giulini
6.15 Delius Paris (Song of a Great City) RPO, conductor Thomas Beecham
7.00 Haydn Overture: // Mondo della Luna Vienna Concentus Musicus, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt
7.40 Chabrier Suite Pastorale
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
8.15Telemann Concerto Secondo
Wilbert Hazelzet (flute), Trio Sonnerie
8.40 Poulenc Aubade Gabriel Tacchino
(piano), Conservatoire Concert Society Orchestra, conductor Georges Pretre


Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini
Conductor: Thomas Beecham
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner

: Composer of the Week: Dohnanyi

Despite Dohnanyi's selfless dedication to the musical welfare of his country, events conspired against him. He ill-advisedly made a decision which was to give his enemies the ammunition they needed to vilify his name, and as a result he was accused of Nazi sympathies and branded a war criminal. Today Donald Macleod introduces the work Dohnanyi wrote in the midst of this nightmarish turmoil - his second symphony.
Impromptu and Landler(Six Pieces, Op 41) Ernst von Dohnanyi (piano) Symphony No 2
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Conductor Matthias Bamert


Introduces: Donald MacLeod
Conductor: Matthias Bamert

: Work in Progress

Writer Francis Spufford talks about his fatal attraction for elaborate prose and his fatal weakness forthe semi-colon.


Talks: Francis Spufford

: CD Masters

With Rob Cowan.
J Strauss (son) Bei Uns z'Haus
Vienna PO, conductor Carlos Kleiber
10.14 Barber Violin Concerto
Louis Kaufman , Lucerne Festival
Orchestra, conductor Walter Goehr
10.40 Worth MidsummerSjoberg
Visions Trad Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes Lotte Lehmann (soprano), Erno Balogh (piano)
10.48 Bach Keyboard Concerto in D minor, BWV1052 Lukas Foss (piano), Elysium String Quartet
11.11 Beethoven Komm , 0 Hoffnung
(Fidelio, Act 1) Lotte Lehmann (soprano), orchestra conducted by Manfred Gurlitt
11.18 Josef Strauss Village Swallows Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conductor Fritz Reiner


Unknown: Rob Cowan.
Conductor: Carlos Kleiber
Unknown: Louis Kaufman
Conductor: Walter Goehr
Soprano: Lotte Lehmann
Soprano: Erno Balogh
Piano: Lukas Foss
Unknown: Beethoven Komm
Soprano: Lotte Lehmann
Conducted By: Manfred Gurlitt
Conducted By: Josef Strauss
Conductor: Fritz Reiner

: Morning Performance

Artists In Focus: Brodsky Quartet
"I can't be bothered to think about people who have some vision of me as a pop singer or a rock 'n' roll singer and that this should prohibit me from entering into collaboration with so-called serious musicians. I'm a serious musician. I don't have the technique that these people do, but I'm completely serious about what I'm doing." That was Elvis Costello in 1993 shortly after the release of The Juliet Letters, a record in which he and the Brodsky Quartet simply astonished the musical world. Last month the Brodskys and Elvis Costello came into the BBC's
Maida Vale studios to record three songs, and today Petroc Trelawny is joined by Ian Belton, second violinist of the quartet, to discuss the history of this ground-breaking collaboration.
Brodsky Quartet/Elvis Costello Who Do You Think You Are?
Kreisler String Quartet in A minor
Brodsky Quartet/Elvis Costello Pills and Soap; Rocking Horse Road
Tchaikovsky String Quartet No 1 in D
Shostakovich Adagio for string quartet


Unknown: Elvis Costello
Unknown: Elvis Costello

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Another chance to hearthePrazak
Quartet perform a programme of Czech string quartets. A concert recorded in Manchester's Bridgwater Hall in 1988. Martinu String Quartet No 7 (Concerto da Camera)
Dvorak String Quartet in E flat, Op 51

: BBC Orchestras

Stravinsky Ballets: BBC Philharmonic Presented by Sarah Walker.
Bach/Elgar Fantasia and Fugue in C minor Conductor Leonard Slatkin
Elgar Violin Concerto in B minor Raphael Oleg (violin)
Stravinsky Suite: The Firebird (1945) Conductor Garry Walker


Presented By: Sarah Walker.
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
Violin: Raphael Oleg
Conductor: Garry Walker

: Making Tracks

Blue Peter's Simon Thomas and Matt Baker with their music series for younger listeners. Great sounds from Scotland and Brazil today.


Unknown: Simon Thomas
Unknown: Matt Baker

: Music Restored

English Baroque Opera
The final programme in the series in which Nicholas Anderson looks at opera in the 17th and 18th centuries. Music includes excerpts from Blow's Venus and Adonis and Handel's Semele.


Unknown: Nicholas Anderson

: In Tune: Paris Season

Radio 3's Paris Season continues with Sean Rafferty discovering the inspiration behind Yves Klein's Untitled Anthropometry, on display at the Royal Academy of Arts' exhibition, Paris: Capital of the Arts 1900-68. Plus the latest arts news and music.


Presenter: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

A concert of Classical and Romantic masterpieces given on Tuesday at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London. London Mozart Players, director Stephen Kovacevich (piano)
Mozart Symphony No 25 in G minor, K183; Piano Concerto No 18 in B flat, K456 Brahms Symphony No 4 in E minor


Unknown: Queen Elizabeth Hall
Piano: Stephen Kovacevich

: Night Waves

Paris Season
In a specially recorded edition of the programme at the Royal Academyto mark the opening of the exhibition Paris: Capital of the Arts 1900-1968, Richard Coles discusses the ways in which Paris has become a place of self-perpetuating myth and explores aspects of the city that are so often ignored by the romanticised image of the city evident in films, literature and photography. He also asks whether Paris deserves its reputation as capital of the arts right up to 1968.


Unknown: Richard Coles

: Late Junction

Fiona Talkington with piano music by Billy Joel , played by Richard Joo , and some old-fashioned songs by Eamon Friel.


Unknown: Fiona Talkington
Music By: Billy Joel
Played By: Richard Joo
Songs By: Eamon Friel.

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain. Beethoven Piano
Quintet in E flat, Op 1612.30 Brahms
Viola Sonata in E flat, Op 120 No 212.50 Schubert, arr Ralf Gothoni DerMullerund derBach 1.00 Respighi Ancient Airs and Dances: Suite No 3 Igor Kuljeric Marimba Concerto Falla Ballet: The Three Cornered
Hat2.10 Yrjo Kilpinen Spielmannslieder
2.25 Shostakovich Five Preludes and Fugues, Op 8 7
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 Workshop4.55 Programme Preview
5.00 Felice Piazza Sonata in F5.05 Buffardin
Flute Concerto in E minor 5.15 Handel
Incidental music: The Alchemist 5.35 CPE
Bach Sinfonia in D for two violins and continuo 5.45 Erwin Schulhoff Duo


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Ralf Gothoni Dermullerund
Unknown: Yrjo Kilpinen Spielmannslieder
Unknown: Felice Piazza Sonata
Unknown: Erwin Schulhoff

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