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: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore.
Mozart Violin Concerto No 3 in G, K216 Joshua Bell , English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Peter Maag
6.40 Verdi Le Ballet de la Reine (Don Carlos , Act III Scene 2)
New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, conductor James Levine
7.00 CPE Bach Sonata in D, Wql37 London Baroque
7.15 Chopin Prelude in D flat, Op 28
No 15 (Raindrop) Maurizio Pollini (piano)
8.00 Handel Suite: Almira
Parley of Instruments, director Peter Holman
8.40 Poulenc Organ Concerto
Gillian Weir, English Chamber Orchestra, conductor David Hill


Unknown: Joshua Bell
Conductor: Peter Maag
Unknown: Don Carlos
Conductor: James Levine
Piano: Maurizio Pollini
Director: Peter Holman
Conductor: David Hill

: Composer of the Week: Tchaikovsky

With Donald Macleod. 4: 1878-84
The composer's years of wandering in the wake of his disastrous marriage, his love of Orthodox liturgy, and a tribute to his teacher Nikolai Rubinstein.
Don Juan 's Serenade, Op 31 No Dmitri Hvorostovsky (baritone), Oleg Boshniakovich (piano) Serenade in C
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Legend (16 Children's 's Songs, Op 54) Moscow Choral Academy Boys' and Men's Choirs, director Viktor Popov Piano Trio in A minor (1st mvt)
Jascha Heifetz (violin), Gregor Piatigorsky (cello), Artur Rubinstein (piano)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Nikolai Rubinstein.
Unknown: Don Juan
Baritone: Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Piano: Oleg Boshniakovich
Piano: Viktor Popov
Violin: Jascha Heifetz
Violin: Gregor Piatigorsky
Cello: Artur Rubinstein

: CD Masters

With Jonathan Swain.
Ravel Valses Nobles et Sentimentales
Robert Casadesus (piano)
10.13 Sullivan The Sun, Whose Rays (The Mikado, Act 2) Elsie Morison (soprano), Pro Arte Orchestra, conductor Malcolm Sargent
10.17 Schumann Symphony No 1 in B flat, Op 38 (Spring)
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Rafael Kubelik
10.53 Handel Messiah (Part 1, conclusion) Elsie Morison (soprano), Huddersfield Choral Society,
RLPO, conductor Malcolm Sargent
11.14 Pfttzner Allein in Dunkler Tiefe
(Palestrina, Act 1) Irmgard Lampart , Karin Hautermann and Erika Ruggeberg (sopranos), Nicolai Gedda (tenor),
Bavarian Radio Chorus and Symphony Orchestra, conductor Rafael Kubelik


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Piano: Robert Casadesus
Soprano: Elsie Morison
Conductor: Malcolm Sargent
Conductor: Rafael Kubelik
Conductor: Handel Messiah
Soprano: Elsie Morison
Conductor: Malcolm Sargent
Conductor: Pfttzner Allein
Unknown: Irmgard Lampart
Unknown: Karin Hautermann
Sopranos: Erika Ruggeberg
Sopranos: Nicolai Gedda
Conductor: Rafael Kubelik

: Morning Performance

Artist in Focus: James Bowman
Brian Kay talks to countertenor
James Bowman about his long association with two British composers: Benjamin Britten and Henry Purcell. Featuring performances of Britten's Canticle IV, with Peter Pears (tenor), John Shirley-Quirk
(baritone), and Benjamin Britten (piano), and Purcell's Hail! Bright Cecilia.


Unknown: James Bowman
Talks: Brian Kay
Unknown: James Bowman
Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: Henry Purcell.
Tenor: Peter Pears
Tenor: John Shirley-Quirk
Tenor: Benjamin Britten

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

BBC New Generation Artists in Manchester
Petroc Trelawny introduces a recital given at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, featuring young German cellist Alban Gerhardt and pianist Steven Osborne. Bach Sonata in G minor, BWV1029
Rachmaninov Cello Sonata in G minor, Opl9


Unknown: Alban Gerhardt
Pianist: Steven Osborne.

: BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Nikolai Demidenko (piano), conductor Martyn Brabbins
In today's programme Tommy Pearson introduces a concert given last month in Aberdeen's Music Hall.
MacCunn Overture: The Ship o ' the Rend Liszt Piano Concerto No 2 in A
Rachmaninov Symphony No 2 in E minor


Piano: Nikolai Demidenko
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Introduces: Tommy Pearson

: Making Tracks

Simon Thomas and Matt Baker with their music series for younger listeners. Great sounds from Scotland and Brazil today.


Unknown: Simon Thomas
Unknown: Matt Baker

: Music Restored

Lucie Skeaping introduces a recital of music by Bach and Telemann given last month by the Akademie fur Alte Musik, Berlin, at the Maltings, Snape.


Introduces: Lucie Skeaping

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty with the arts magazine.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

In the Works
The first of a new monthly series that explores 20th-century orchestral masterpieces from the inside. Jocelyn Pook introduces Stravinsky's Apollo.
Composed in 1928 and revised in 1947, this ballet score, his first collaboration with the choreographer
Georges Balanchine , reveals Stravinsky in his most refined neoclassical manner. Today's programme begins with a documentary feature tracing the origins of the piece in a commission for the Library of Congress and assesses the impact of the work and its enduring significance in the cultural landscape. With contributions from choreographer Nanette Glushak , writers Stephen Walsh and Robynn Stilwell , pianist Christopher O'Riley and dancer Thomas Edur , and archive recordings of Stravinsky and Balanchine.
8.15 Stravinsky Apollo (194 7 version; complete performance)
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Chailly


Introduces: Jocelyn Pook
Unknown: Georges Balanchine
Unknown: Nanette Glushak
Unknown: Stephen Walsh
Pianist: Robynn Stilwell
Pianist: Christopher O'Riley
Unknown: Thomas Edur
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly

: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Conductor Vernon Handley
This wonderfully colourful orchestral seascape is the final work by English composer Benjamin Dale , who died shortly before its first performance at the 1943 Proms, played then by the BBCSO under Adrian Boult.
Benjamin Dale The Flowing Tide


Conductor: Vernon Handley
Unknown: Benjamin Dale
Unknown: Adrian Boult.
Unknown: Benjamin Dale

: Night Waves

Isabel Hilton looks beyond the current craze for Bollywood to considerthe seminal Indian cinema of the fifties when films such as Mother India,
Pather Panchaliand Pyaasa helped define Indian national identity in the years after
Independence and heralded the arrival of Indian cinema on to the world stage.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton
Unknown: Pather Panchaliand Pyaasa

: Late Junction

Traditional Vietnamese folk songs from
Tran Quang Hai and Bach Yen , and a more contemporary sound from Vietnamese jazz guitarist Nguyen Le. Plus Scottish motets from Maxwell Davies , ballads from the golden age of Ethiopian blues, DJ Spooky takes on the Freight Elevator
Quartet, and Stephen Cleobury conducts Tavener. Presented by Verity Sharp.


Unknown: Tran Quang Hai
Unknown: Bach Yen
Guitarist: Nguyen Le.
Unknown: Maxwell Davies
Unknown: Stephen Cleobury
Presented By: Verity Sharp.

: Through the Night

With Jill Anderson. Sullivan Suite: The
Tempest, Op 112.30 Debussy
Danseuses de Delphes; La Cathédrale
Engloutie; La Danse de Puck: Le Vent dans la Plaine; Minstrels (Preludes, Book 1)
12.45 Pekiel Missa Senza le Cerimonie
1.00 Mahler, compl Carpenter Symphony No 102.15 Albeniz Iberia, Book 3
2.40 Wagner Prelude and Liebestod (Tristan und Isolde)


Unknown: Jill Anderson.

: BBC Schools

3.00 Revisewise 3.30 Singing Together
3.50 Drama Workshop
4.10 Dance Workshop

: Holst

Oriental Suite: Beni Mora , Op 29 No 1
4.50 Vivaldi Trio Sonata in D minor, RV63 (La Follia) 5.05 Bach Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV1041
5.20 Faure Fantaisie for flute and piano
5.30 Poulenc Litanies a la Vierge Noire
5.40 Lars-Eric Larsson Concertino for piano and strings, Op 45 No 12


Unknown: Beni Mora
Unknown: Faure Fantaisie
Unknown: Vierge Noire

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