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: Schubert

Scherzo No lin B flat, D593
5.05 Franz Doppler Andante and Rondo, Op 25 5.20 Tchaikovsky Four Piano
Pieces 5.35 Rachmaninov Etude-Tableau in A minor, Op 39 No 2 5.45 Pongrac Kacsoh The Hero John (excerpts)


Unknown: Rachmaninov Etude-Tableau

: Morning on

With Tommy Pearson.
Telemann Trio Sonata in D minor Ensemble Senario
6.40 Indy Diptyque Mediterraneen
Monte Carlo PO, conductor Georges Pretre
7.00 Svendsen Norwegian Rhapsody No 4 Bergen SO, conductor Karsten Andersen
7.50 Moeran Whythorne 's Shadow
Ulster Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley
8.00 Schumann Introduction and Allegro Concertante in D minor, Op 134 Murray Perahia (piano), Berlin PO, conductor Claudio Abbado
8.35 Jacob Divertimento Tommy Reilly (harmonica), Hindar String Quartet


Unknown: Tommy Pearson.
Conductor: Georges Pretre
Conductor: Karsten Andersen
Conductor: Moeran Whythorne
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Piano: Murray Perahia
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Unknown: Tommy Reilly

: Composer of the Week: Hovhaness

Donald Macleod concludes his series on this idiosyncratic American composer with a look at some of his later works.
And God Created Great Whales, Op 229 No 1 Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor David Amos
Symphony No 22 (City of l/gfttj Ulster
Orchestra, conductor Kenneth Mongomery The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam , Op 282 Michael York (narrator), Diane Schnidt
(accordion), Seattle Symphony Orchestra, conductor Gerard Schwa rz
A Rose Tree Blossoms Choirs and orchestra of St John 's Cathedral, Denver, conductor Donald Pearson


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Conductor: David Amos
Conductor: Kenneth Mongomery
Unknown: Omar Khayyam
Narrator: Michael York
Narrator: Diane Schnidt
Conductor: Gerard Schwa
Unknown: St John
Conductor: Donald Pearson

: Work in Progress

Playwright Shelagh Stevenson talks about her project forthe Royal National Theatre.


Talks: Shelagh Stevenson

: CD Masters

With Rob Cowan.
Bach Cantata No 202: Weichet Nur,
Betrubte Schatten (Wedding Cantata) Kathleen Battle (soprano), Ray Still
(oboe), Samuel Magad , Joseph Golan and Edgar Muenzer (violins), Milton Preves (viola), Frank Miller (cello), MarySauer (harpsichord), conductor James Levine
10.29 Schubert, transcr Liszt Der WandererOleg Maisenberg (piano)
10.36 Borodin Symphony No 2 in B minor LSO, conductor Jean Martinon
11.03 Beethoven String Quartet in F, Op 135 Emerson Quartet


Unknown: Rob Cowan.
Soprano: Kathleen Battle
Oboe: Samuel Magad
Oboe: Joseph Golan
Violins: Edgar Muenzer
Violins: Milton Preves
Viola: Frank Miller
Conductor: James Levine
Unknown: Liszt Der
Piano: Wandereroleg Maisenberg
Conductor: Jean Martinon

: Morning Performance

Mornings in the Gardens of Spain
Oz Clarke concludes his visit to last year's Granada Festival with late-night flamenco from Carmen Linares and music from the festival's closing concert, given in the Charles V Palace.
Norbert Blume (viola), Mishca Maisky (cello), BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis Dukas Fanfare (La Peri)
Ravel Rapsodie Espagnole Strauss Don Quixote


Unknown: Carmen Linares
Viola: Norbert Blume
Viola: Mishca Maisky
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Unknown: Strauss Don Quixote

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Stirrers of the Storm
The last in a series of recitals evoking the spirit of Byron, Liszt and the early
Romantics given last year at the Djanogly Hall in Nottingham.
Alexander Melnikov (piano), Vanbrugh Quartet Liszt Angelus
Liszt Tristia (piano trio version ofValee d'Obermann)
Schumann Piano Quintet in E flat


Piano: Alexander Melnikov
Unknown: Liszt Angelus
Piano: Liszt Tristia

: BBC Orchestras

Leonidas Kavakos : BBC Symphony Orchestra
Performances from the orchestra's visit to Macau. Presented by Paul Guinery.
Blacher Variations on a Theme of Paganini Conductor Alun Francis
Komgold Violin Concerto Leonidas Kavakos (violin), conductor Leonard Slatkin
Sibelius Symphony No 2
Conductor Leonard Slatkin


Unknown: Leonidas Kavakos
Presented By: Paul Guinery.
Conductor: Alun Francis
Violin: Leonidas Kavakos
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin

: Making Tracks

Blue Peter's Simon Thomas and Matt Baker introduce sounds from the 13th century and William Walton 's Spitfire Battle in the Air.


Unknown: Simon Thomas
Unknown: Matt Baker
Unknown: William Walton

: Jazz Legends

Benny Golson. Another chance to hear Julian Joseph 's conversation with the tenor saxophonist and composerwho worked with Dizzy Gillespie and Art Blakey and co-led the Jazztet with trumpeter Art Farmer. Including an archive recording of Roots, the group featuring Golson, Nathan Davis , Chico Freeman and Arthur Blythe
(saxophones), Kirk Lightsey (piano), Buster Williams (bass) and Ed Thigpen (drums).


Unknown: Benny Golson.
Unknown: Julian Joseph
Unknown: Dizzy Gillespie
Unknown: Art Blakey
Unknown: Nathan Davis
Unknown: Chico Freeman
Unknown: Arthur Blythe
Piano: Kirk Lightsey
Piano: Buster Williams
Piano: Ed Thigpen

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty introduces a selection of music and news from the arts world.


Introduces: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

Live from the Barbican, a concert of music by Morton Feldman - an extraordinary figure in American music, associated with such musical figures as John Cage and Christian Wolff , and with the painters Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollock.
Tonight's works are from the later part of his life: Rothko Chape/was a tribute to Rothko after his suicide in 1970 and Feldman's last orchestral work,
Coptic Lightwas inspired by early Coptic textiles. Isabelle Faust (violin), BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Martyn Brabbins
Morton Feldman Music for Violin and Orchestra
8.40 Twenty Minutes: Who's Afraid of Morton Feldman ?
Brian Morton presents an affectionate portrait of the cigar-smoking, wine-loving composerwho is as much remembered for his friendly conversation as he is criticised for his sometimes "unfriendly" music.
9.00 Morton Feldman Rothko Chapel; Coptic Light


Music By: Morton Feldman
Unknown: John Cage
Unknown: Christian Wolff
Unknown: Mark Rothko
Unknown: Jackson Pollock.
Unknown: Coptic Lightwas
Violin: Isabelle Faust
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Conductor: Morton Feldman Music
Unknown: Morton Feldman
Unknown: Brian Morton
Music: Morton Feldman Rothko

: Andy Kershaw

Boogie-woogie piano virtuoso Ben Waters joins Kershaw in the studio to play tracks from his forthcoming album.


Presenter: Andy Kershaw
Guest: Ben Waters

: Jazz on 3

John Taylor Double Bill. This week's show celebrates two anniversaries: the 60th birthday of one of jazz's leading lights, and Jazz on 3's 200th programme. British pianist John Taylor plays with two different groups - his new piano trio and the Creative Jazz Orchestra. Taylor's trio comprises the all-star American rhythm section of drummer Joey Baron and bassist Marc Johnson. The Creative Jazz Orchestra perform Taylor's specially commissioned compositions and features such noted players as Julian Arguelles , Oren Marshal and lain Dixon. Producers Steve Shepherd and Robert Abel


Unknown: John Taylor
Pianist: John Taylor
Unknown: Joey Baron
Bassist: Marc Johnson.
Unknown: Julian Arguelles
Unknown: Oren Marshal
Producers: Steve Shepherd
Producers: Robert Abel

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain. Mozart Piano
Concerto No 26 in D, K53 7 (Coronation) Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 3 in D minor 2.15 Nlvers Officium Defunctorum
2.45 Chausson Poeme for violin and orchestra, Op 253.05 Schubert Piano Quintet in A, D66 7 (Trout) 3.45 Weber Clarinet Concerto No 2 in E flat, Op 74
4.05 Carl Friedrich Abel Symphony in D, Op 10 No 54.15 Georg Bohm Chorale -Prelude: VaterUnserim Himmelreich
4.30 Leonhardt Lechner Deutsche Spruche von Leben und Tod 4.45 Henry Eccles
Sonata for double bass, continuo and strings 5.00 J Strauss (son), arrSchoenberg Emperor Waltz 5.10 Beethoven Piano Sonata in Fminor, Op 57 (Appassionata) (lstmvt)
5.25 Naujalis Motet: In Monte Oliveti 5.35 AuHsSattnen Elegy forSebastian Knight OplO
5.45 Brahms Academic Festival Overture


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Georg Bohm Chorale
Unknown: Henry Eccles
Unknown: Monte Oliveti

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