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: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore.
Mozart String Quartet in D, K575 Alban Berg Quartet
6.25 Rossini Impromptu Tarantellise
(Peches de Vieillesse) Alberto Portugheis
7.00 Glinka Souvenir d 'une Nuit d 'Ete a MadridTchaikovsky Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra conductor Vladimir Fedoseyev
7.30 Rosenmuller Sinfonia Seconda
Hesperion XX, director Jordi Savall
8.00 Shostakovich Concertino, Op 94 Claire and Antoinette Cann (piano)
8.45 Prokofiev The Battle on the Ice
(Alexander Nevsky) Paris Orchestra, conductor Semyon Bychkov


Unknown: Alban Berg
Unknown: Alberto Portugheis
Conductor: Vladimir Fedoseyev
Director: Jordi Savall
Piano: Antoinette Cann
Conductor: Semyon Bychkov

: Composer of the Week: Couperin

Donald Macleod looks at Couperin's career at the court of Louis XIV.
FourVersets Les Arts Florissants, director William Christie
Première Livre de Clavecin (Troisieme Ordre) (excerpts)
Kenneth Gilbert (harpsichord) Airs Sérieux
Judith Nelson (soprano),
Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood Troisième Leçon de Tenebres
Miecke Van der Sluis (soprano),
Guillemette Laurens (mezzo), Pascal Monteilhet (lute), Marianne Muller (gamba), Laurence Boulay (harpsichord/organ)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Director: William Christie
Harpsichord: Kenneth Gilbert
Soprano: Judith Nelson
Soprano: Miecke van Der Sluis
Soprano: Guillemette Laurens
Unknown: Pascal Monteilhet
Unknown: Marianne Muller
Harpsichord: Laurence Boulay

: CD Masters

With Jonathan Swain.
Mendelssohn Overture: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Claudio Abbado
10.17 Schubert Standchen , D889; Ippolyts Lied, D890;An Sylvia , D891 Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Gerald Moore (piano)
10.25 Chausson Poeme de I'Amouretde la Mer, Op 19 IrmaKolassi (mezzo), LPO, conductor Louis de Froment
10.53 Arnold Three Shanties, Op 4 Bergen Wind Quintet
11.01 Rameau Hippolyte et Aricie (Actl, conclusion)
ECO, conductor Anthony Lewis


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Conductor: Schubert Standchen
Unknown: An Sylvia
Piano: Gerald Moore
Piano: Chausson Poeme
Conductor: Louis de Froment
Unknown: Rameau Hippolyte
Conductor: Anthony Lewis
Hippolyte: Robert Tear(tenor)
Phedre Janet: Baker (mezzo)

: Morning Performance

Fanfare with Brass and Voices
Graeme Kay explores a British musical landscape this morning in performances recorded during the Walton Festival at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, at the Royal Northern College of Music Festival of Brass and in the Temple Church, London. Arnold, arr Farr Cornish Dances
Ireland A Downland Suite Grimethorpe Colliery Band, conductor Elgar Howarth Warlock The Full Heart
Hoist The Evening Watch
Hoist Singers, director Stephen Layton Robin Holloway Two War Memorials Williams Fairey Band, conductor Sian Edwards
James MacMillan Mairi
Hoist Singers , director Stephen Layton Michael Ball A Cambrian Suite
Black Dyke Band, conductor Nicholas Childs


Unknown: Graeme Kay
Unknown: Walton Festival
Unknown: Queen Elizabeth Hall
Conductor: Elgar Howarth
Director: Stephen Layton
Director: Robin Holloway
Conductor: Sian Edwards
Conductor: James MacMillan Mairi
Conductor: Hoist Singers
Director: Stephen Layton
Director: Michael Ball
Conductor: Nicholas Childs

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

A Commonwealth Celebration
The BBC Singers and their new principal guest conductor Bob Chilcott mark the Queen's Golden Jubilee with a programme of choral music from across the Commonwealth. Africa, Australia, Canada, India and Singapore are just a few of the continents and countries represented, giving a fascinating glimpse of singing traditions very different from our own.


Conductor: Bob Chilcott

: Prom at the Palace

Another chance to hear the Golden Jubilee concert from the gardens of Buckingham Palace which was televised live on Saturday evening on BBC1. Andrew Davis conducts the BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra and an array of international stars, including Kiri Te Kanawa , Thomas Allen , Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna. Presented by Paul Guinery. See page 74 for more concert details.


Unknown: Andrew Davis
Unknown: Kiri Te Kanawa
Unknown: Thomas Allen
Unknown: Angela Gheorghiu
Unknown: Roberto Alagna.
Presented By: Paul Guinery.

: Voices

Spotlight on Thomas Hampson. American baritone Thomas Hampson discusses his wide-ranging career with lain Burnside and plays some of his favourite recordings.


Baritone: Thomas Hampson

: In Tune

Sean Raffertywith music and arts news.


Unknown: Sean Raffertywith

: Performance on 3

The New Westbrook Orchestra
The first broadcast of a new work by Mike and Kate Westbrook commissioned by Radio 3. Written for a 15-piece ensemble, Chanson Irresponsable takes as its starting point the song of the sedge warbler. Texts by Kate Westbrook , translated into French, German and Italian, capture moments in the life of this migrant bird, with each translation receiving a different musical treatment.
Matthew Sharp and Kate Westbrook
(voices), Peter Whyman and Chris Biscoe (clarinets/saxophones), Dave Bitelli (clarinet/saxophone), Karen Street
(accordion), Stuart Brooks (trumpet), Jane Hanna (french horn), Mark Wilson and Neil McTaggart (violins), David Lasserson (viola), Chris Allen (cello), Tim Harries (double bass), Sebastian Roachford (percussion), director Mike Westbrook (piano)


Unknown: Kate Westbrook
Unknown: Kate Westbrook
Unknown: Matthew Sharp
Unknown: Kate Westbrook
Unknown: Peter Whyman
Clarinets: Chris Biscoe
Clarinet: Dave Bitelli
Accordion: Karen Street
Accordion: Stuart Brooks
Unknown: Jane Hanna
Horn: Mark Wilson
Horn: Neil McTaggart
Violins: David Lasserson
Cello: Chris Allen
Cello: Tim Harries
Bass: Sebastian Roachford
Piano: Mike Westbrook

: Nash Ensemble

Mozart Flute Quartet in C, K285b

: Night Waves

With proposed changes to the UK's gambling laws possibly paving the way for large-scale casino resorts in holiday towns like Blackpool, Isabel Hilton considers The Money and the Power, a new book investigating the history of Las Vegas.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton

: Late Junction

Fiona Talkington introduces the latest CDs from Rook and Swap, traditional Afghan tunes and music by Guillaume Dufay.


Introduces: Fiona Talkington
Music By: Guillaume Dufay.

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe.
Vaughan Williams Overture: The Wasps
12.15 Elgar Variations on an original theme (Enigma) 12.40 Strauss Du Meines Herzens Kronekein , Op 21 No 2; Die Nacht, Op 10 No 2; Ruhe Meine Seele , Op 27 No 1; Allerseelen, Op 10 No 8
1.00 Music fortwo violins. Leclair Sonata in A, Op 3 No 2 Jean-Pierre Guignon Duo, Op 7 No 2 Leclair Sonata in B flat, Op 12 No 6Telemann Suite in D (Gulliver)
1.35 Bartok Four Hungarian Folk Songs
1.50 Kodaly Missa Brevis 2.25
Shostakovich Symphony No 3 (First of May)


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Strauss du Meines
Unknown: Herzens Kronekein
Unknown: Ruhe Meine Seele

: BBC Schools

3.00 Something to Think About
3.15 Let's Move 3.35 Time to Move
3.55 Stories and Rhymes 4.10 Playtime

: Hildegard of Bingen

0 Clarissima Mater
4.35 Handel Dall 'ondoso Periglio; Aure, Deh, perPieta (Giulio Cesare in Egitto)
4.50 Turina Fiesta at San Juan de
Aznalfarache (Sinfonia Sevilliana, Op 23)
5.00 Allan Pettersson Sonata No 5 for two violins (Allegro) 5.10 Josip Stratik Concert for two violins, strings and continuo 5.25 Scheidemann Chorale-preludes: Durch Adams Fall 1st
Ganz Verderbt ; Jesu, Wollst Uns Weisen; Erbarm Dich Mein, 0 Herre Gott 5.40 Bach Keyboard Concerto No 5 in F minor,
BWV1056 5.50 Verdi Overture: Nabucco


Unknown: Clarissima Mater
Unknown: Handel Dall
Unknown: Giulio Cesare
Unknown: Allan Pettersson
Unknown: Josip Stratik
Unknown: Durch Adams
Unknown: Ganz Verderbt
Unknown: Herre Gott

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