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: Morning on 3

With Tommy Pearson.
Walton Overture: Portsmouth Point
LPO, conducted by the Composer
6.20 Rossini Cantata: The Lament of Harmony on the Death of Orpheus Paul Austin Kelly (tenor), La Scala
Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Chailly
7.00 Erlebach Cantata: Gelobet Sei der
HerrSoloists, Michaelstein Telemann Orchestra, conductor Ludger Remy
7.35 Kraus Sinfonia Buffa in F
Swedish Chamber Orchestra, director Petter Sundkvist
8.10 Schumann Marchenbilder , Op 113 Philip Dukes (viola),
Sophie Rahmen (piano)
8.45 Enescu Romanian Rhapsody No 2 LSO, conductor Antal Dorati


Unknown: Tommy Pearson.
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Conductor: Ludger Remy
Conductor: Kraus Sinfonia Buffa
Director: Petter Sundkvist
Director: Schumann Marchenbilder
Viola: Philip Dukes
Piano: Sophie Rahmen
Conductor: Antal Dorati

: Composer of the Week: Walton

With Donald Macieod. 3: Travels
In 1920 William Walton made his first visit to Italy to stay with the Sitwells in Amalfi, south of Naples, and latervisited
Florence, Venice, Naples and Sicily. Walton's musical imagination found stimulus through travelling and he frequently stayed with friends abroad while working on his music.
Donald Macleod looks at some of the works which were inspired by these European trips. Siesta London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by the Composer Viola Concerto (3rd mvt)
William Primrose , Philharmonia, conducted by the Composer
Prelude and Venetian Idyll (Escape Me Never) (arr Christopher Palmer )
Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
Symphony No 1 (3rd and 4th mvts) BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Adrian Boult
Overture: Scapino
LPO, conductor Bryden Thomson


Unknown: Donald MacIeod.
Unknown: William Walton
Music: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: William Primrose
Unknown: Christopher Palmer
Unknown: St Martin
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Conductor: Adrian Boult
Conductor: Bryden Thomson

: Work in Progress

Director Peter Hall talks about his forthcoming production of Euripides's Bacchai at the Royal National Theatre.


Speaker: Peter Hall

: CD Masters

With Jonathan Swain.
Britten Alia MarciaMaggini String Quartet
10.09 Mahler Liedereines Fahrenden
Gesellen Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler
10.27 Stravinsky Scenes de Ballet Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Bernard Haitink
10.45 Uszt Totentanz
Arnaldo Cohen (piano)
11.02 Britten Libera Me (War Requiem) Galina Vishnevskaya (soprano), Peter Pears (tenor), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Melos Ensemble, Highgate School Choir, Bach Choir. London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra. conducted by Benjamin Britten


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Mahler Liedereines Fahrenden
Baritone: Gesellen Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Conductor: Wilhelm Furtwangler
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Conductor: Uszt Totentanz
Piano: Arnaldo Cohen
Soprano: Galina Vishnevskaya
Soprano: Peter Pears
Tenor: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Unknown: Bach Choir.
Conducted By: Benjamin Britten

: Morning Performance

Artist In Focus: Mstlslav Rostropovlch
Today the Russian cellist talks to Humphrey Burton about his close friends and musical collaborators, including his wife, the Russian soprano Galina Vishnevskaya. Janacek Pohadka
With Benjamin Britten (piano)
Shostakovich Piano Trio No 2With
Leonid Kogan (violin), Emil Gilels (piano)
Britten Poet's Echo Galina Vishnevskaya (soprano), Mstislav Rostropovich (piano) Britten The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra National Youth Orchestra, conductor Mstislav Rostropovich Tchaikovsky At the Ball
Galina Vishnevskaya (soprano), Mstislav Rostropovich (piano)


Unknown: Mstlslav Rostropovlch
Unknown: Humphrey Burton
Soprano: Galina Vishnevskaya.
Piano: Benjamin Britten
Violin: Leonid Kogan
Violin: Emil Gilels
Soprano: Galina Vishnevskaya
Soprano: Mstislav Rostropovich
Conductor: Mstislav Rostropovich
Soprano: Galina Vishnevskaya
Piano: Mstislav Rostropovich

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Another concert in the Easter series from the Temple Church in London, presented by Chris de Souza.
James Vivian (organ), Choir of Temple Church, director Stephen Layton Byrd Civitas Sancti Tui
Tallis Ex More Docti Mistico ;
Lamentations of Jeremiah, Part Lotti Crucifixus
Dupre Crucifixion Howells Requiem


Presented By: Chris de Souza.
Presented By: James Vivian
Director: Stephen Layton
Unknown: Docti Mistico

: BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductor Ion Marin
Presented by Sarah Walker.
Mozart Overture: Die Zauberflote Wagner Wesendonck Lieder Ann Murray (mezzo)
Bruckner Symphony No 4 in E flat (Romantic)


Presented By: Sarah Walker.
Unknown: Wagner Wesendonck Lieder
Unknown: Ann Murray

: Choral Evensong

From St Thomas's Church, Fifth Avenue, New York.

Lenten Sentences (Hancock). Responses (Hancock). Psalm 88 (Flintoft). First Lesson: Isaiah 63, vv 1-9. Office Hymn: Were You There When They Crucified My Lord? (Afro-American Spiritual). Canticles: Horatio Parker in E. Second Lesson: Revelation 14, vv 18-end; 15, vv 1-4. Anthem: Go to Dark Gethsemane (Tertius Noble). Homily: The Rev Andrew C Mead. Hymn: The Day Thou Gavest, Lord, Is Ended (St Clement). Organ Voluntary: Choral Prelude on Eventide (Tertius Noble).


Organist and master of the choristers: Gerre Hancock
Associate Organist: Judith Hancock
Assistant Organist: Thomas Bara.

: 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. 3: Tanika Gupta , playwright.


Talks: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Tanika Gupta

: Performance on 3

The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross
From Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, Poet Laureate Andrew Motion reads his Sacred Conversations, written to accompany Haydn's music, performed by the Endellion String Quartet.


Unknown: Andrew Motion

: Night Waves

Philip Dodd presents another edition of the live debate programme.


Unknown: Philip Dodd

: Late Junction

Piano music from Maria Joao Pires , Phil Alexander , Bheki Mseleku and Graham Fitkin , and two early masterpieces by Spanish guitarist Paco de Lucia. Presented by Verity Sharp.


Unknown: Maria Joao Pires
Unknown: Phil Alexander
Unknown: Bheki Mseleku
Unknown: Graham Fitkin
Presented By: Verity Sharp.

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain. Mozart Overture:
La Clemenza di Tito, K621 12.10 Albenlz Iberia , Book 12.30 Telemann Cantata: Alles RedetJetzt und Singet
1.00 A concert of Iberian organ music, including works by Antonio Carreira , Heliodoro de Paiva, Juan Bermudo , Antonio de Cabezon , and Manuel Rodrigues Coelho.
1.25 CPE Bach Oratorio: Die Israeliten in derWuste, Wq2382.45 Uszt Fantasies on Szozdat and the Hungarian National Anthem 2.55 Schoeck, arr Delfs Suite:
Penthesilea 3.20 Scriabin Symphony No 1
4.10 D Scarlatti Sonatas: in D minor,
Kk213; in D, Kk214 4.20 Oskar Undberg Midsummer Night; Morning: One Ought Not to Sleep: Starlightt.ZS Vivaldi
Concerto in G minor for two cellos, RV531
4.45 Purcell The Duke of Gloucester's
Trumpet Suite 5.00 Nielsen Overture: Masquerade 5.05 WF Bach Flute Duet
No 6 in G 5.15 Guerrero Dexo la Venda el
Arco 5.25 Debussy Images, Book 2
5.40 Faure Suite: Pelleas et Melisande


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Albenlz Iberia
Unknown: Antonio Carreira
Unknown: Juan Bermudo
Unknown: Antonio de Cabezon
Unknown: Manuel Rodrigues Coelho.
Unknown: Oskar Undberg

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