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: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore.
6.20 Berlioz Overture: Waverley London Symphony Orchestra conductor Colin Davis
6.35 Dufay Mon CuerMe Fait Tous Dis PenserGothic Voices
7.00 Beethoven Piano Trio in E flat, Wo028 Borodin Trio
7.30 JC Bach Symphony in D, Op 18 No 3 Hanover Band, conductor Anthony Halstead
8.20 Khachaturian Sonatina (1959) Murray McLachlan (piano)
8.40 Mozart Symphony No 35 in D, K385 (Haffner) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Thomas Beecham


Conductor: Colin Davis
Conductor: Anthony Halstead
Piano: Murray McLachlan
Conductor: Thomas Beecham

: Composer of the Week: Tallis

Thomas Tallis was employed as a Gentleman of the Chapel Royal under Elizabeth I and remained there for the rest of his life. He continued to write simple, English chordal anthems alongside magnificent Latin polyphony in accordance with the desires of the queen. He decided to try and find a wider audience for his music and joined forces with the young William Byrd to publish a collection of their own pieces.
Donald Macleod introduces a selection of works from that collection, together with one of his best known pieces - his setting of the Lamentations of Jeremiah.
O Nata Lux de Lumine
Westminster Cathedral Choir, director James O'Donnell
Candidi Facti Sunt ; Honor, Virtus et Potestas Taverner Consort
O Sacrum Convivium
The King's Noyse, Hilliard Ensemble
Tunes for Archbishop Parker's Psaltery Tallis Scholars
Lamentations of Jeremiah -1 and 2 Clerks of the Choir of New College Oxford, director Edward Higginbottom


Unknown: Thomas Tallis
Unknown: William Byrd
Introduces: Donald MacLeod
Director: James O'Donnell
Director: Candidi Facti Sunt
Director: Edward Higginbottom

: CD Masters

With Rob Cowan. This week featuring
Haydn's Paris symphonies and recordings by violinist Nathan Milstein.
Bach Partita No 3 in E, BWV1006 Nathan Milstein (violin)
10.17 Verdi Gia Nella Notte (Otello, Act 1)
Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, conductor Karl Bohm
10.28 Haydn Symphony No 85 in B flat (La Reine) Camerata Academica Salzburg, conductor Sandor Vegh
10.54 Dvorak, arr Kreisler Indian Lament Maurice Maréchal (cello), Maurice Faure (piano)
10.59 Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue Andre Previn (piano),
Andre Kostelanetz and his orchestra
11.14 Glazunov Autumn (The Seasons, Op 67) Concert Arts Orchestra, conductor Robert Irving


Unknown: Rob Cowan.
Violinist: Nathan Milstein.
Violin: Nathan Milstein
Conductor: Karl Bohm
Conductor: Sandor Vegh
Piano: Gershwin Rhapsody
Piano: Andre Previn
Piano: Andre Kostelanetz
Unknown: Glazunov Autumn
Conductor: Robert Irving
Otello: Franco Corelli (tenor)
Desdemona: Teresa Zylis-Gara (soprano)

: Morning Performance: Great Orchestras: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Today's programme features recent live recordings of the Bavarian Radio
Symphony Orchestra in three 20th-century works: Nielsen's shimmering evocation of sunrise and sunset over the Aegean Sea, the virtuoso violin concerto by Sibelius and Penderecki's symphonic meditation on the destiny and dignity of man. With Jonathan Swain.

Nielsen Helios Overture
Conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen
Sibelius Violin Concerto
Viktoria Mullova, conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen
Penderecki Symphony No 4 Conducted by the Composer


Presenter: Jonathan Swain
Musicians: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Violinist: Viktoria Mullova
Conductor: Krzysztof Penderecki

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Petroc Trelawny introduces a recital recorded in the Bridgewater Hall featuring former BBC New Generation artist violinist Elisabeth Batiashvili with pianist Maris Gothoni.
Beethoven Violin Sonata in F, Op 24 (Spring)
Franck Violin Sonata in A


Violinist: Elisabeth Batiashvili
Pianist: Maris Gothoni.

: BBC Orchestras

BBC Symphony Orchestra Conductor Andrew Davis
Today's programme includes two works recorded on the orchestra's tour of South America. Presented by Paul Guinery. Delius Dance Rhapsody No
Delius Four Old French Lyrics for voice and piano Ashley Holland (baritone), Andrew Davis (piano)
Brahms Piano Concerto No 1 in D minor LeifOveAndsnes
Stravinsky Suite: The Firebird (1945)


Conductor: Andrew Davis
Presented By: Paul Guinery.
Piano: Ashley Holland
Baritone: Andrew Davis

: Music Restored

The Scimitar and the Sword
Lucie Skeaping introduces a concert given by Joglaresa in Nottingham last month of music from the time of the Crusades seen through the eyes of contemporary Arabic, Hebrew and European musicians.


Introduces: Lucie Skeaping

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty introduces music for early-evening listening and introduces news from the arts world.


Introduces: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

Live from the Barbican in London, a rare opportunity to hearthe original uncut version of Gliere's vast third symphony, which tells the story of the celebrated Russian folk hero llya Muromets - a peasant of superhuman strength who is in the end turned to stone.
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Martyn Brabbins
Part Orient and Occident (first UK performance)
Gliere Symphony No 3


Conductor: Martyn Brabbins

: Bach

Partita No 1 in B minor, BWV1002 Rachel Podger (violin)


Violin: Rachel Podger

: Night Waves

Patrick Wright talks to Mark Lilla about The Reckless Mind: Intellectuals in Politics, which explores why a large number of 20th-century European intellectuals came to support tyrannical regimes and totalitarian political ideas.


Talks: Patrick Wright
Unknown: Mark Lilla

: Late Junction

Tonight's selection includes a collaboration between the Kronos Quartet and gipsy band Taraf de Haidouks, and part of A Watched Kettle Never Boils, a reflective live improvisation recorded by Harold Budd (piano) and Graham Haynes (cornet) as members of Jah Wobble's Solaris. Introduced by Verity Sharp.


Piano: Harold Budd
Piano: Graham Haynes
Introduced By: Verity Sharp.

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe.
Talivaldis Kenins Partita on Lutheran
Chorales 12.25 Britten Choral Dances from Gloriana 12.35 Weber Grand Duo
Concertant, Op 481.00 Penderecki Viola Concerto (version for cello and orchestra) Shostakovich Symphony No 6
2.05 Carniolus Missa super Adesto Dolori Meo a 5 2.30 Vivaldi The Four Seasons, Op 83.10 Prokofiev Ballet: Zolushka
(excerpts) 3.35 Mozart Piano Sonata in C minor, K45 73.55 Kodaly Suite: Hary Janos 4.20 Bach Trio Sonata, BWV527
4.30 Toivo Kuula Sorrow, Op 2 No 2
4.40 Wassenaer Concerto No 5 in F minor
4.50 Verdi Overture: Nabucco 5.00 Lars-
Erik Larsson String Quartet No 3, Op 65
5.10 Pierne Prelude, Op 29 No 1 (Three Pieces for organ) 5.20 Aare Merikanto Scherzo for Orchestra 5.30
Marko Ruzdjak April Is the Harshest Month
5.40 Blagoje Bersa Sunny Fields


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Adesto Dolori
Unknown: Hary Janos
Unknown: Erik Larsson
Unknown: Marko Ruzdjak
Unknown: Blagoje Bersa

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