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: Morning on 3

Tommy Pearson. Smetana Dance of the Comedians (The Bartered Bride) London Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Geoffrey Simon
6.20 Arensky Suite No 1 in F, Op 15
John Ogdon and Brenda Lucas (pianos)
7.00 Wagner Lohengrin 's Farewell (Lohengrin, Act 3)Placido Domingo
(tenor), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Georg Solti
7.40 Handel Concerto a due cori No 2
English Baroque Soloists, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
8.00 Rosetti Horn Concerto in D minor
Hermann Baumann , Concerto
Amsterdam, director Jaap Schroder
8.30 Kahn/Donaldson Makin' Whoopee Ben Webster (tenor saxophone), group including Oscar Peterson (piano)


Unknown: Tommy Pearson.
Conductor: Geoffrey Simon
Unknown: John Ogdon
Pianos: Brenda Lucas
Pianos: Wagner Lohengrin
Conductor: Georg Solti
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Conductor: Rosetti Horn
Unknown: Hermann Baumann
Director: Jaap Schroder
Tenor: Ben Webster
Piano: Oscar Peterson

: Composer of the Week: Walton: 2: The Sitwells

With Donald Macleod.
According to Sacheverell Sitwell, one of the redeeming points of being at Oxford was meeting "an English musical genius", a 16-year-old boy called WT Walton. Together with his brother Osbert and sister Edith, Sitwell decided to help
William Walton. The Sitwell's assistance wasn't simply financial; Osbert provided accommodation for Walton in a room on the top floor of his house in Chelsea, and with Sitwell patronage came an automatic entree into the artistic circles necessary to an up-and-coming young composer. For his part, Walton eagerly lapped up his new life in London. He loved going to everything, especially the ballet and the theatre. One of his favourite haunts was the Lyceum theatre, a venue well known for its revues and probably where the seeds of Facade, the work which brought Walton into the public eye, were sown. Toccata for violin and piano Kenneth Sillito (violin), Hamish Milne (piano)
Facade Edith Sitwell, Peter Pears, English Opera Group Ensemble, conductor Anthony Collins (conductor)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Sacheverell Sitwell
Unknown: Wt Walton.
Unknown: William Walton.
Violin: Kenneth Sillito
Piano: Hamish Milne
Unknown: Edith Sitwell
Unknown: Peter Pears
Conductor: Anthony Collins

: Work in Progress

Director Peter Hall breaks from rehearsals of Bacchai at London's Royal National
Theatre to talk about the use of the mask in Greek theatrical tradition.


Director: Peter Hall

: CD Masters

With Jonathan Swain.
Scarlatti Concerto Grosso No 3 in F
Soloists of the Naples Scarlatti Orchestra, conductor Ettore Gracis
10.15 Bach Am Abend, Da Es Kuhle
War.... Mache Dich, Mein Herze , Rein (St Matthew Passion, BWV244)
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Munich Bach Orchestra, conductor Karl Richter
10.25 Stravinsky Ballet:
Pulcinella Teresa Berganza (mezzo), Ryland Davies (tenor), John Shirley-Quirk (baritone), LSO, conductor Claudio Abbado
11.04 LP of the Week: Brahms Die
Schone Magelone , Op 33 (excerpts) Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), JorgDemus (piano)


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Conductor: Ettore Gracis
Unknown: Mein Herze
Baritone: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Conductor: Karl Richter
Unknown: Pulcinella Teresa Berganza
Tenor: Ryland Davies
Tenor: John Shirley-Quirk
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Unknown: Schone Magelone
Baritone: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

: Morning Performance

Artist in Focus: Mstislav Rostropovich Humphrey Burton talks to the Russian cellist about his life and plays recordings from the BBC archive. Today Rostropovich talks about the three great 20th-century composers with whom he was most closely associated.
Britten Cello Suite No 1
Prokofiev Five Ahkmatova Poems
Galina Vishnevskaya (soprano), Mstislav Rostropovich (piano)
Shostakovich Cello Concerto No 1
With the Leningrad PO, conductor Gennadi Rozhdestvensky


Unknown: Mstislav Rostropovich
Talks: Humphrey Burton
Soprano: Galina Vishnevskaya
Piano: Mstislav Rostropovich

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Chris de Souza presents the first of five
Easter concerts from the Temple Church in London. Today, Sonnerie (director Monica Huggett ) are joined by bass Thomas Guthrie in music from
17th-century Germany and Austria.
Buxtehude Trio Sonata in G minor, Op 2 No 3
Biber Nisi Dominus; Rosary Sonata No 10 (Crucifixion)
Bruhns Mein Herz 1st Bereit


Unknown: Chris de Souza
Director: Monica Huggett
Bass: Thomas Guthrie
Unknown: Bruhns Mein Herz

: BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
Sarah Walker presents a programme from Manchester's Bridgewater Hall featuring two 20th-century French masterpieces. Poulenc Organ Concerto Wayne Marshall
Messiaen Turangalila Symphony Piers Lane (piano),
Cynthia Miller (ondes martenot)


Piano: Cynthia Miller

: Voices

lain Burnside introduces a specially recorded recital of Britten's Canticle No 1 and the Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo, Tippett's The Heart's Assurance and a group of songs by Alan Ridout. John Mark Ainsley (tenor), Roger Vignoles (piano)


Songs By: Alan Ridout.
Tenor: John Mark Ainsley
Piano: Roger Vignoles

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty with music and arts news.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Belief

A series in which Joan Bakewell talks to artists and thinkers about what they believe and why. 2: John Tavener , composer.


Talks: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: John Tavener

: Performance on 3

As part of his 75th birthday celebrations this week, Mstislav Rostropovich conducts a concert of music by Benjamin Britten. John Mark Ainsley (tenor), Maxim Vengerov (violin),
LSO, conductor Mstislav Rostropovich Britten An American Overture; Violin
Concerto; Les Illuminations; Four Sea Interludes (Peter Grimes )


Unknown: Mstislav Rostropovich
Music By: Benjamin Britten.
Tenor: John Mark Ainsley
Violin: Maxim Vengerov
Conductor: Mstislav Rostropovich
Unknown: Peter Grimes

: The Age of Freedom

Bridget Kendall hosts an evening of discussions, features and talks on the dominant value of our time-freedom. Not simply political freedom, but freedom in the arts, freedom of discovery in science, and freedom as a personal goal.


Unknown: Bridget Kendall

: Late Junction

Garifuna music from Belize, part of John McLaughlin 's Apocalypse, and 16thcenturytunes played on multitracked orpharions and citterns by Dante Ferrara. Presented by Verity Sharp.


Unknown: John McLaughlin
Unknown: Dante Ferrara.
Presented By: Verity Sharp.

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain. Rosetti Grande
Symphonie in D 12.20 Dora Pejacevic Piano Quintet in B flat, Op 4012.50
Durufle Quatre Motets sur des Thèmes
Grégoriens, Op 10 1.00 Bach Toccata in D, BWV912; Violin Sonata in E minor, BWV1023; Prelude and Fugue in F,
BWV880 (Well-Tempered Klavier, Book 2); Violin Sonata No 2 in A, BWV1015; Piano Concerto No 5 in F minor, BWV1056
2.00 Mozart Bassoon Concerto in B flat, K191 2.20 Eckhard Menuet Exaudet with six variations in E f/at2.35 JCF Bach
Pygmalion Cantata3.10 Mendelssohn Symphony No 4 in A (Italian)
3.40 Berezowsky Cast Me Not Off in the Time of My Old Age 3.55 Carl Luython
Lamentationes Hieremiae Prophetae a 6
4.20 Grainger Colleen Dhas4.30 Mozart Symphony No 26 in E flat, K184
4.40 Jean-Baptiste Cardon Sonata IV, Op 7
4.50 Alfred Grunfeld Soirees de Vienne,
Op 56 5.05 Marcello Concerto in D minor
5.20 Gorecki Totus Tuus
5.35 Weill Kleine Dreigroschenmusik
5.45 Wagenaar Frithjof 's Meerfahrt, Op 5


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Rosetti Grande
Piano: Dora Pejacevic
Unknown: Bach Toccata
Unknown: Eckhard Menuet Exaudet
Unknown: Carl Luython
Unknown: Lamentationes Hieremiae Prophetae
Unknown: Grainger Colleen
Unknown: Jean-Baptiste Cardon
Unknown: Gorecki Totus Tuus
Unknown: Weill Kleine Dreigroschenmusik
Unknown: Wagenaar Frithjof

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