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: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore.
6.10 Bach Organ Sonata No 4 in E minor, BWV528 Simon Preston
6.45 Mozart Divertimento in E flat, K252 Oslo Philharmonic Wind Soloists
7.00 Tippett Five Negro Spirituals (A Child of Our Time)
Christ Church Cathedral Choir, conductor Stephen Darlington
7.15 WF Bach Sonata in G
Christophe Rousset (harpsichord)
8.15 Dvorak Hussite Overture
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Libor Pesek
8.30 Wldor Introduction and Rondo, Op 72 Thomas Friedli (clarinet), Ulrich Koella (piano)


Unknown: Simon Preston
Unknown: Mozart Divertimento
Conductor: Stephen Darlington
Conductor: Libor Pesek
Piano: Ulrich Koella

: Composer of the Week: Tchaikovsky

With Donald Macleod.
3: 1877-8. Life meets art as Tchaikovsky embarks on a disastrous marriage. Imagination and illusion inform his relationship with his patroness and he enjoys a holiday near Lake Geneva. Letter Scene (Eugene Onegin )
Galina Gorchakova (soprano), Kirov Orchestra, conductor Valery Gergiev
Scherzo; Mélodie (Souvenir d'un Lieu Chery Lydia Mordkovitch (violin), Marina Gusak-Grin (piano)
Symphony No 4 in F minor (1st mvt) Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Yevgeni Mravinsky Violin Concerto in D (3rd mvt)
Maxim Vengerov , Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Claudio Abbado


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Eugene Onegin
Soprano: Galina Gorchakova
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Violin: Lydia Mordkovitch
Piano: Marina Gusak-Grin
Conductor: Yevgeni Mravinsky
Unknown: Maxim Vengerov
Conductor: Claudio Abbado

: CD Masters

With Jonathan Swain.
Mendelssohn Intermezzo; Notturno (A Midsummer Night's Dream)
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Rafael Kubelik
10.11 Ravel Gaspardde la Nuit Martha Argerich (piano)
10.34 Mahler Symphony No 1
Bavarian RSO, conductor Rafael Kubelik


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Conductor: Rafael Kubelik
Conductor: Ravel Gaspardde
Piano: Nuit Martha Argerich
Conductor: Rafael Kubelik

: Morning Performance: Artist in Focus: James Bowman

James Bowman's long career in Handelian roles has done much to bring about the acceptance of the countertenor voice in Baroque opera today. Handel's contemporary, Bach, provides the solo singer with some of the greatest challenges in performance. Brian Kay talks to James Bowman about these two giants of the Baroque period and introduces music, including excerpts from Handel's Giustino recorded at Sadler's
Wells with the Handel Opera Orchestra, and Bach's Cantata No 169 with Franz Bruggen and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.


Unknown: James Bowman
Talks: Brian Kay
Unknown: Franz Bruggen

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

David Byers introduces a concert given by the Bergen Wind Quintet at the NTL Studio in Belfast's Waterfront Hall.
Giuseppe Cambini Wind Quintet No 2 Jolivet Serenade
Nielsen Quintet


Introduces: David Byers
Unknown: Giuseppe Cambini

: BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
In today's programme Tommy Pearson presents two of the recordings made by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales for this month's s BBC Music Magazine, and couples them with a performance of Brahms's first orchestral serenade given in Bangor as part of the orchestra's recent north Wales tour.
Schumann Overture: Genoveva
Conductor Walter Weller
Brahms Serenade No 1 in 0, Op -11 Conductor Christian Gansch
Schumann Symphony No 3 in E flat (Rhenish) Conductor Walter Weller


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Conductor: Walter Weller

: Making Tracks

Blue Peter's Simon Thomas and Matt Baker introduce music for younger listeners. Bullfights and explosions in today's music.


Unknown: Simon Thomas
Unknown: Matt Baker

: Choral Evensong

Live from Manchester Cathedral. Introit: How Beautiful Are the Feet
(Handel). Responses: Byrd. Psalms 19 and 148 (Stevenson, Ashfieid).
First Reading: Isaiah 52, w7-10.
Office Hymn: Let the Round World with Songs Rejoice (ExultetCaelum Laudibus). Canticles: Greene in C. Second Reading: Mark 1, wl-15. Anthem: 0 Sing unto the Lord (Purcell). Hymn: We Have a Gospel to Proclaim (Fulda). Organ Voluntary:
Voluntary for double organ (Purcell).
Organist and master of the choristers
Christopher Stokes. Sub-organist Jeffrey Makinson.


Unknown: Christopher Stokes.
Unknown: Jeffrey Makinson.

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty presents the arts magazine, with music, interviews, news and reviews.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

I A concert live from Symphony Hall in Birmingham, in which the BBC
Philharmonic perform some of the most popular excerpts from Wagner's operas. Introduced by Petroc Trelawny .
Anne Evans (soprano), John Tomlinson (bass), BBC Philharmonic, conductor Edward Downes
Wagner Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey (Gotterdammerung);
Fliedermonolog (Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg);
Prelude and Liebestod (Tristan und Isolde)
8.45 Twenty Minutes: Wagner in Popular Culture
David Huckvale looks at how Wagner's imagery has influenced popular forms of culture up to the present day.
9.05 Wagner The Ride of the Valkyries; Closing Scene (Die Walkure) Music: page 26


Introduced By: Petroc Trelawny
Soprano: Anne Evans
Soprano: John Tomlinson
Conductor: Edward Downes
Conductor: Wagner Dawn
Unknown: David Huckvale

: Late Junction

Afghan music from Ensemble Kaboul and a Bach trio sonata played by Christopher Herrick. Plus French-Senegalese rap star MC Solaar, Nigerian Afro-beat singer/saxophonist Femi Kuti and Julian Kytastywith a 14th-century song of the Kobzari of Ukraine.


Played By: Christopher Herrick.
Unknown: Femi Kuti
Unknown: Julian Kytastywith

: Through the Night

With Jill Anderson.

Frescobaldl Messa della Domenica (excerpts)
12.20 Brahms Violin Sonata No 3 in D minor, Op 108
12.40 Igor Kuljerlc/lvana Billc Barocchiana
1.00 James Dalton plays music of the Iberian Peninsula on the organ at Evora Cathedral, Portugal, including works by Tomas de Santa Maria, Antonio
Cabezon, Pedro de Araujo and Manuel Rodrigues Coelho.
1.30 Granados Valse Poetico
1.45 Beethoven String Quartet in E minor, Op 59 No 2 (Rasumovsky)
2.20 Brahms Zigeunerlieder, Op 103
2.40 Schreker Nachtstuck (Der Feme Klang)


Unknown: Jill Anderson.

: BBC Schools

3.00 Together
3.15 First Steps in Drama
3.30 Words Alive
3.45 Singing Together
4.05 Listen and Write

: Mozetich

Procession 4.50 Rachmanlnov
Aleko's Cavatina (Aleko) 5.00 Buxtehude Praeludium in G minor, BuxWV149
5.05 Corelll Sonata in D for trumpet, two violins and continuo
5.15 Sibelius Lemminkainen 's Return
(Lemminkainen Suite, Op 22)
5.25 Mozart Piano Sonata in B flat, K333
5.45 JM Bach Auf Lasst Uns den Herren

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