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: Saint-Saens

Oboe Sonata in D, Op 166
5.15 Robert Kajanus Funeral March
5.25 CPE Bach Morgengesangam Schopfungsfeste, Wq239
5.40 Vllla-Lobos Five Preludes


Unknown: Robert Kajanus
Unknown: Bach Morgengesangam

: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore.
Bridge Poem No 2 for orchestra
6.30 Gershwin Second Rhapsody
7.00 Milhaud Flute Sonatina
7.40 Rubbra Missa in Honorem Sancti
Dominici, Op 66
8.00 Liszt Miserere d'apres Palestrina
8.35 Honegger Symphony No 2


Unknown: Rubbra Missa
Unknown: Honorem Sancti

: Composer of the Week: Cavaili

As head of the most famous musical institution of his time, St Mark 's in Venice, it is surprising that Cavalli was reluctant to publish his significant collection of church music. With Donald Macleod.
Vespro della Beata Vergine Akademia,
La Fenice, conductor Francoise Lasserre


Unknown: St Mark
Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Francoise Lasserre

: Work in Progress

Hermione Lee visits Edith Wharton 's grave in Versailles.


Unknown: Hermione Lee
Unknown: Edith Wharton

: CD Masters

With Jonathan Swain.
Ives, orch Schuman Variations on America New York PO, conductor Kurt Masur
10.12 Debussy Préludes, Book 2
(excerpts) Robert Casadesus (piano)
10.25 Telemann Concerto in A for scordatura violins and continuo
Musica Antiqua , Koln, director Reinhard Goebel (violin)
10.35 Debussy Etudes (excerpts) Mitsuko Uchida (piano)
10.49 Bartok Concerto for Orchestra
Boston SO, conductor Serge Koussevitzky


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Conductor: Kurt Masur
Piano: Robert Casadesus
Unknown: Musica Antiqua
Violin: Reinhard Goebel
Piano: Mitsuko Uchida
Conductor: Serge Koussevitzky

: Morning Performance

Baltic Resonances
Today's programme features works by Estonian composers: the pared-down religious minimalism of Arvo Part, the folk-inspired writing of Veljo Tormis. and the more bracing sounds of Erkki-Sven Tuur. Presented by lain Burnside .
Arvo Part Seven Magnificat Antiphons BBC Singers, conductor Bo Holt
Arvo Part Fratres (version for strings and percussion) BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leonard Slatkin
Rachmaninov Sing Not to Me (Op 4); Summer Nights (Op 14) Emma Bell (soprano), Andrew Smith (piano) Stenhammar Late Harvest
James Rutherford (bass-baritone), Eugene Asti (piano)
Erkki-Sven Tuur Zeitraum
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Grant Llewellyn
Veljo Tormis Karelian Destiny
Penny Vickers (contralto), Neil Mackenzie (tenor), BBC Singers, conductor Bo Holten


Unknown: Veljo Tormis.
Unknown: Erkki-Sven Tuur.
Presented By: Lain Burnside
Conductor: Bo Holt
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
Soprano: Emma Bell
Soprano: Andrew Smith
Bass-Baritone: James Rutherford
Piano: Eugene Asti
Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
Conductor: Veljo Tormis
Contralto: Penny Vickers
Contralto: Neil MacKenzie
Conductor: Bo Holten

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

A concert given last week in association with Symphony Hall, Birmingham. Introduced by Chris de Souza. Kungsbacka Piano Trio Mozart Trio in E, K542
Smetana Trio in G minor


Introduced By: Chris de Souza.

: BBC Orchestras

Ulster Orchestra
Mine's a Double. In another of a series of concerts focusing on the double concerto, Richard Hosford and Rachel Gough are the soloists in Richard Strauss 's version of the tale of Beauty and the Beast -the Due tt-Concertino casts a solo clarinet as a dancing princess and a solo bassoon as an obnoxious bear, alias the handsome prince. Presented by Sandy Burnett.
Richard Hosford (clarinet), Rachel Gough (bassoon), conductor Thierry Fischer Martin Petite Symphonie Concertante Strauss Duett-Concertino
Part If Bach Had Been a Bee Keeper Honegger Symphony No 5 (Di Tre Re)


Unknown: Richard Hosford
Unknown: Rachel Gough
Unknown: Richard Strauss
Presented By: Sandy Burnett.
Clarinet: Richard Hosford
Clarinet: Rachel Gough
Conductor: Thierry Fischer

: Making Tracks

Today Simon Thomas and Matt Smith stir up the musical flavours of Turkey, Mexico and the Alps.


Unknown: Simon Thomas
Unknown: Matt Smith

: Jazz Legends

Modern Jazz Quartet. Founded in the early fifties by pianist John Lewis and Milt Jackson (vibraphone), with bassist Percy Heath and drummer Connie Kay in place by 1955, the quartet chartered new ground in jazz and disbanded in 1974. They reformed in 1982 and were recorded the following year by the BBC at the Dominion Theatre in London. Julian Joseph introduces highlights from that concert and archive interviews with Jackson and Lewis.


Pianist: John Lewis
Pianist: Milt Jackson
Bassist: Percy Heath
Unknown: Connie Kay
Introduces: . Julian Joseph

: In Tune

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


Introduces: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

Lyric mezzo Susan Graham , famous for her Mozart and Strauss roles, in a recital of Romantic and early 20th-century song. Recorded at London's Wigmore Hall. Presented by Petroc Trelawny . Susan Graham (mezzo),
Malcolm Martineau (piano)
Brahms Zigeuenerlieder , Op 103 Debussy Proses Lyriques Berg Seven Early Songs
Poulenc Four Poems ofApollinaire
Messager Vois-Tu , Je M 'en Veux (Les
P'tites Michu);J'aiDeuxAmants (L 'Amour Masque)
Moises Simons C 'est Ca la Vie, C'est Ca I'AmourfToi, C'estMoi)


Unknown: Susan Graham
Presented By: Petroc Trelawny
Presented By: Susan Graham
Piano: Malcolm Martineau
Piano: Brahms Zigeuenerlieder
Unknown: Messager Vois-Tu
Unknown: Moises Simons

: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Anssi Kartunnen (cello), conducted by the Composer
Tan Dun Intercourse of Fire and Water


Cello: Anssi Kartunnen

: Night Waves

Paul Allen sees Nanni Moretti 's The Son's Room, which won the prestigious Palme d'Or at Cannes. It is a moving portrait of a middle-class Italian family copingwith theirteenage son's death.


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Nanni Moretti

: Andy Kershaw

Andy goes back to his own roots today with a studio session from the Oldham Tinkers, celebrated for their renditions of songs such as The Oldham Pensioner, The Stockport Strike and The Rochdale Mashers.

: Jazz on 3

Eric Boeren Quartet. Dutch cornettist
Eric Boeren leads his Ornette Coleman -inspired quartet, with drummer Han Bennink , Wilbert De Joode on "baby" bass, and Michael Moore on reeds, through an exciting set at London's Vortex Club, featuring Boeren's compositions from his latest album, Soft Nose, and the band's exuberant and fluid approach to
Coleman's own material. And saxophonist lain Ballamy and pianist Howard Riley perform a specially commissioned studio session to mark the 20th anniversary of the death of Thelonious Monk.
Producers Steve Shepherd and RobertAbel


Unknown: Eric Boeren
Unknown: Eric Boeren
Unknown: Ornette Coleman
Unknown: Han Bennink
Unknown: Wilbert de Joode
Unknown: Michael Moore
Pianist: Howard Riley
Producers: Steve Shepherd

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe.
Mozart Piano Concerto No 17 in G, K453 Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat
2.05 Mendelssohn Octet in E flat, Op 20
2.40 Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade
3.30 Rachmaninov Barcarolle; Romance; Humoresque (Morceaux de Salon, Op 10)
3.45 Haydn Symphony No 6 in D (Le Matin)
4.10 Vagn Holmboe Benedic Domino Anima Mea, Op 59a 4.25 Matthias Weckmann Magnificat II Toni 4.35 Christian Sinding , arr N Hansen Mélodie Mignonne
4.35 Beethoven, transcr Busoni The
Ruins of Athens, Op 1134.50 Svendsen Norwegian Artists' Carnival, Op 14 5.05 Christoph Bernhard Missa Durch Adams Fall 5.20 Bartok Rhapsody No 15.30 Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 2 in F, BWV104 7 5.55 D Scarlatti Sonatas; in D minor, Kk9; in B minor, Kk377


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade
Unknown: Matthias Weckmann
Unknown: Magnificat Ii Toni
Unknown: Christian Sinding
Unknown: Christoph Bernhard
Unknown: Bach Brandenburg

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