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: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore .
Cherubini String Quartet No 6 in A minor Melos Quartet
6.45 Bach Chorale-prelude: Nun Komm derHeiden Heiland Ton Koopman (organ)
7.00 Haydn Symphony No 78 in C minor Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
7.30 Beethoven March in E flat, Op 45 No 2 Isabel Beyer and Harvey Dagul (piano)
8.00 Stravinsky Ballet: Jeu de Cartes LSO, conductor Claudio Abbado
8.45 Shostakovich Jazz Suite No 1
Russian State Symphony Orchestra, conductor Dmitri Yablonski


Unknown: Penny Gore
Unknown: Isabel Beyer
Piano: Harvey Dagul
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Conductor: Dmitri Yablonski

: Composer of the Week: Couperin

Donald Macleod looks at the character of Couperin and discovers how he found a harmonious amalgam of the French and Italian styles in a composition in memory of the incomparable Lully.
Suite in F(Troisieme Livre de Clavecin, 18eme Ordre)
Kenneth Gilbert (harpsichord) Apothéose de Lully
English Baroque Soloists, conductor John Eliot Gardiner


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Harpsichord: Kenneth Gilbert
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner

: CD Masters

With Jonathan Swain.
Purcell Trumpet Sonata in D
Dennis Egan , Philomusica of London, conductor Anthony Lewis
10.05 Listener Request: Haydn Symphony No 39 in G minor
English Concert, conductor Trevor Pinnock (harpsichord)
10.24 Listener Request: Sor Duo in E, Op 34 (L 'Encouragement)
Julian Bream and John Williams (guitars)
10.39 Handel Semele (Act 3, Scenes 2 and 3) St Anthony Singers, New Symphony Orchestra, conductor Anthony Lewis
11.08 Ustener Request: Chausson
Poeme, Op 25Yehudi Menuhin (violin), Paris Symphony Orchestra, conductor George Enescu


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Dennis Egan
Conductor: Anthony Lewis
Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
Unknown: Julian Bream
Guitars: John Williams
Conductor: George Enescu
Semele: Jennifer Vyvyan (soprano)
Jupiter: William Herbert (tenor)

: Morning Performance

Fanfare with Brass and Voices Graeme Kay introduces a selection of works which spring either by inspiration or by their function from roots in Church. Rachmaninov Magnificat (Vespers)
City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, conductor Simon Halsey
Tavener As One Who Slept Harvey Come Holy Ghost
Hoist Singers, conductor Stephen Layton Wilfred Heaton Five Little Pieces
Williams Fairey Band, conductor Sian Edwards
Ray Steadman-Allen The Eternal Quest
Brett Baker (trombone), Black Dyke Band, conductor Nicholas Childs
Durufle Four Motets
Bath Camerata, conductor Nigel Perrin Tavener The Lamb; God Is with Us
Stephen Chariesworth (baritone), City of Birmingham Chorus, Carlton Etherington (organ), conductor Simon Halsey Wilby Atlantic
Black Dyke Band, conductor Nicholas Childs
Dupre La France au Calvaire (excerpt) Vasari Singers, Jeremy Filsell (organ), conductor Jeremy Backhouse
Boellman, arr Eric Ball Suite Gothique (finale) Black Dyke Band, conductor Nicholas Childs


Introduces: Voices Graeme Kay
Conductor: Simon Halsey
Conductor: Stephen Layton
Conductor: Wilfred Heaton
Conductor: Sian Edwards
Conductor: Ray Steadman-Allen
Unknown: Brett Baker
Conductor: Nicholas Childs
Conductor: Nigel Perrin
Baritone: Stephen Chariesworth
Unknown: Carlton Etherington
Conductor: Simon Halsey
Conductor: Wilby Atlantic
Conductor: Nicholas Childs
Singers: Jeremy Filsell
Conductor: Jeremy Backhouse
Conductor: Nicholas Childs

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

A concert recorded at the 2001 City of London Festival.
Belcea Quartet
Schubert String Quartet in E flat, D87 Britten String Quartet No 3, Op 94

: BBC Orchestras

BBC Concert Orchestra
A concert given in London's Royal Festival Hall last Sunday as part of the Jubilee celebrations. Presented by Paul Guinery. Lionel Steuart Fotheringham (organ),
Janice Watson (soprano), John Graham Hall (tenor), Leigh Melrose (baritone),
Guildford Choral Society, City of London Choir, Children of the Chapel Royal, Choristers ofTonbridge School, BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Hilary Davan Whetton
Dove In Praise of London
Walton Coronation Te Deum Parry / Was Glad
Elgar Suite: Crown of India Orff Carmina Burana


Presented By: Paul Guinery.
Presented By: Lionel Steuart Fotheringham
Soprano: Janice Watson
Soprano: John Graham Hall
Tenor: Leigh Melrose
Conductor: Hilary Davan Whetton

: Music Restored

Lucie Skeaping introduces a concert of 16th- and 17th-century works by Byrd, Gibbons, Dowland, Purcell and others given in St Peter Mancroft church in Norwich by Concordia as part of this year's Norfolk and Norwich Festival.


Introduces: Lucie Skeaping
Unknown: Peter Mancroft

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty presents a selection of music and news from the arts world.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

The BBC Symphony Orchestra's season closes with a concert of works by two great Viennese composers.
Petra Lang (mezzo), Keith Lewis (tenor), BBCSO, conductor Jiri Belohlavek Schoenberg Verklarte Nacht Mahler Das Lied von derErde


Unknown: Petra Lang
Tenor: Keith Lewis
Conductor: Jiri Belohlavek
Conductor: Schoenberg Verklarte Nacht
Conductor: Mahler Das

: Night Waves

Patrick Wright talks to Christopher Hitchens about his newly published defence of one of the most influential writers of the 20th century in Why Orwell Matters. Hitchens talks about
George Orwell 's reputation and the legacy of his writing, and to what extent he sees parallels between Orwell and himself.


Talks: Patrick Wright
Unknown: Christopher Hitchens
Unknown: George Orwell

: The Wire

Childminders. By Glyn Maxwell. A child. A star child. A child with the luxury of three childminders. And a toy that emits warning words. But what can the threat be?
Glyn Maxwell 's richly evocative poetic play, set in a godless suburb, examines the corruptibility of innocence and of language.
Director Peter Kavanagh


Unknown: Glyn Maxwell.
Unknown: Glyn Maxwell
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Sylvie: Louisa Milwood-Haigh
Trace: Olivia Williams
Myrtle: Posy Brewer
Lawrence: James Fleet
Reader: Peter Marinker

: Late Junction

Fiona Talkington looks forward to the weekend with Myrtle and Mint- Steve Mackey 's retelling of the tales of Hans Christian Andersen. Plus night music from Bartok and football music from Brazil.


Unknown: Fiona Talkington
Unknown: Steve MacKey
Unknown: Hans Christian Andersen.

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe. Berio Folk Songs
12.25 Grainger Rustic Dance
12.30 Igor Kuljeric Marimba Concerto
1.00 Jurriaan Andriessen Berkshire Symphonies; Flute Concerto; Piano Concerto
2.15 Brahms String Sextet No 2 in G, Op 36


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Igor Kuljeric Marimba
Unknown: Jurriaan Andriessen

: BBC Schools

3.00 Word Fun 3.15 Maths Challenge Booster 3.30 Music for Dance
3.50 Drama Workshop
4.10 Dance Workshop

: Ravel

Tzigane 4.40 Corelli Sonate da
Chiesa in B flat, Op 1 No 5 Josquin Desprez Scaramella; La Bernardina; In Te Domine Speravi; El Grillo 5.00 Schumann
Overture: Genoveva 5.10 Liszt Legende No 1: St Francois Prechant aux Oiseaux
5.20 Fritz Kreisler Preludium and Allegro (A la Pugnani) 5.35 Josip Stolzer Four Folk Tunes 5.50 Toivo Kuula Satukuva 3 (A Fairytale Vision)


Unknown: El Grillo
Unknown: Fritz Kreisler Preludium
Unknown: Josip Stolzer
Unknown: Toivo Kuula Satukuva

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