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: Morning on

With Penny Gore.
Purcell Sonata No 12 in D
London Baroque
6.50 Walton Missa Brevis (Coventry) Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford, director Stephen Darlington
7.00 Stanford Irish Rhapsody No 1 Ulster Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley
7.45 Bach Concerto in D minor for two violins, BWV1043 Jaakko and Pekka Kuusisto (violins), Tapiola Sinfonietta
8.00 Khachaturian Suite: Gayaneh
Vienna PO, conducted by the Composer
8.30 Vivaldi Concerto in F minor, RV297 (Winter) (The Four Seasons)
Marion Verbruggen (recorder), Flanders Recorder Quartet


Director: Stephen Darlington
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Conductor: Pekka Kuusisto
Unknown: Marion Verbruggen

: Composer of the Week: Couperin

Donald Macleod looks at the various aspects ofCouperin's "public" music. L 'Impgriale (Les Nations) Quadro Amsterdam
Pièces de Violes, Deuxieme Suite Wieland Kuijken and Kaori Uemura
(gambas), Robert Kohnen (harpsichord) Suite in G (Quatrieme Livre de Clavecin, 20eme Ordre)
Christophe Rousset (harpsichord)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Kaori Uemura
Harpsichord: Robert Kohnen
Harpsichord: Christophe Rousset

: CD Masters

With Jonathan Swain.
Britten The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra LSO, conductor Steuart Bedford
10.17 Chausson Chanson Perpetuelle , Op 37 Janet Baker (mezzo), Melos Ensemble
10.25 Mozart Serenade in C minor, K388 Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
10.50 Chausson Soirde Fete , Op 32 Toulouse Capitole Orchestra, conductor Michel Plasson
11.06 Re-issue of the Week: Purcell Dido and Aeneas (Act 3)
St Anthony Singers, English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Anthony Lewis


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Chausson Chanson Perpetuelle
Unknown: Janet Baker
Unknown: Mozart Serenade
Unknown: Chausson Soirde Fete
Conductor: Michel Plasson
Unknown: Purcell Dido
Dido: Janet Baker (mezzo)
Belinda: Patricia Clark (soprano)
Aeneas: Ralmund Herincx(bass)

: Morning Performance

Fanfare with Brass and Voices
Graeme Kay focuses on the virtuoso tradition of the amateur brass band movement and introduces a rarity in the repertoire of bands and choirs, a cantata with brass band accompaniment.
Walton The first ShootGrimethorpe
Colliery Band, conductor Elgar Howarth
Kenneth Hesketh The Alchymist's Journal (first performance) Black Dyke Band, conductor Nicholas Childs
Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen Cornet Concerto Roger Webster , Black Dyke Band, conductor Nicholas Childs
Joseph Horowitz Samson
Roland Davitt (baritone), Choristers of Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, RNCM Chamber Choir and Brass Band, conductor James Gourlay
Martin Ellerby Concerto for tenor horn Owen Farr , Williams Fairey Band, conductor Sian Edwards
Walton, arr Hindmarsh Galop - Finale
(Music for Children) Grimethorpe Colliery Band, conductor Elgar Howarth


Unknown: Graeme Kay
Conductor: Elgar Howarth
Conductor: Kenneth Hesketh
Conductor: Nicholas Childs
Unknown: Roger Webster
Conductor: Nicholas Childs
Conductor: Joseph Horowitz Samson
Baritone: Roland Davitt
Conductor: James Gourlay
Conductor: Martin Ellerby
Horn: Owen Farr
Conductor: Sian Edwards
Unknown: Hindmarsh Galop
Conductor: Elgar Howarth

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

A concert recorded at last year's City of London Festival.
Paul Watkins (cello), Belcea Quartet
Schubert String Quartet in B flat, 0112
Britten Suite No 3 for solo cello, Op 8 7


Cello: Paul Watkins

: BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
A colourful mix of American classics, including a performance of Copland's
Appalachian Spring, which featured in last Sunday's Discovering Music. Presented by Paul Guinery.
Tower Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman
No 1 Conductor Charles Hazlewood
Copland Suite: Appalachian Spring Conductor Charles Hazlewood
Komgold Violin Concerto Chantal Juillet , conductor Nicolae Moldoveanu
Copland Quiet CityCelia Craig (cor anglais), Philippe Schartz (trumpet), conductor Mark Wigglesworth
Dvorak Symphony No 9 in E minor (From the New World)
Conductor Nicolae Moldoveanu


Presented By: Paul Guinery.
Conductor: Charles Hazlewood
Conductor: Charles Hazlewood
Conductor: Chantal Juillet
Conductor: Nicolae Moldoveanu
Unknown: Citycelia Craig
Unknown: Philippe Schartz
Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth
Conductor: Nicolae Moldoveanu

: Jazz Legends: Wynton Kelly

Julian Joseph selects recordings by the Jamaican-born pianist who worked with Dinah Washington, Lester Young and Dizzy Gillespie before joining Miles Davis alongside bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Jimmy Cobb.


Presenter: Julian Joseph

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty with music and arts news.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

A concert live from the Brangwyn Hall in Swansea. Presented by Sarah Walker. Mark Eager (trombone), BBC National Chorus and Orchestra of Wales, conductor Tadaaki Otaka
Berlioz Suite: Romeo et Juliette
8.20 Twenty Minutes: Return to Gilgit Scottish poet Kathleen Jamie returns to the Northern Areas of Pakistan after ten years to revisit the friends she made there and wrote about - the purdah-observing Shia muslim women.
8.40 Wagner Prelude:
Parsifal Takemitsu Fantasma-cantos // for trombone and orchestra
Ravel Daphnis and Chloe: Suite No 2


Presented By: Sarah Walker.
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Unknown: Kathleen Jamie
Unknown: Parsifal Takemitsu

: Night Waves

Philip Dodd talks to Yale law professor
Stephen L Carter , whose debut novel The Emperor of Ocean Parkiocuses on the New York/Washington black upper-middle class and an Ivy League law school.


Talks: Philip Dodd
Unknown: Stephen L Carter

: Andy Kershaw

Featuring South African kwaito band Bongo Maf fin in concert at Cargo in London.


Unknown: Bongo Maf

: Jazz on 3

Paul Dunmall Octet. Following Music Live week, Jazz on 3dedicatesthe month of June to concerts recorded at the Bath
Music Festival. Saxophonist, clarinettist and bagpipe virtuoso Paul Dunmall is a central figure in the UK progressive scene. Based around pianist Keith Tippett , bassist Paul Rogers , and drummer Tony Levin , his octet is completed by tenor player Simon Picard , trombonists Annie Whitehead and Chris Bridges , and trumpeter
Gethin Liddington. The programme includes an interview with Paul Dunmall , and Jez Nelson reviews the best new CDs. Producers Steve Shepherd and Robert Abel


Unknown: Paul Dunmall Octet.
Unknown: Paul Dunmall
Pianist: Keith Tippett
Bassist: Paul Rogers
Unknown: Tony Levin
Unknown: Simon Picard
Unknown: Annie Whitehead
Unknown: Chris Bridges
Unknown: Gethin Liddington.
Unknown: Paul Dunmall
Producers: Steve Shepherd
Producers: Robert Abel

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe.
Ysaye Solo Violin Sonata No 4 (1st mvt)
12.10 Szymanowski String Quartet No 1 in C, Op 3 7 12.35 Ravel Gaspard de la Nuitl.00 Rachmaninov Caprice Bohemien, Op 12Glazunov Violin
Concerto in A minor, Op 82 Scriabin
Symphony No 22.35 William Baines 7 Preludes 2.50 Mozart Clarinet Quintet in A, K581 3.20 Aloys Fomerod Concert for two violins and piano, Op 16 3.20 Ferrabosco Pavan and Fantasie 3.55 Bach Cantata No 35: Geist und Seele
Wird Verwirret4.20 D Scarlatti Sonata in E
4.35 Tchaikovsky Ballet Suite: Swan Lake 4.50 Vivaldi Nulla in Mundo Pax
Sincera, RV630 5.05 Chopin Andante
Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante in E flat, Op 22 5.20 Anon, arr Augustus 0 Hill fix Me, Jesus 5.30 Monteclair Cantata: Le Dépit Genereux
5.45 Rossini Overture: La Gazza Ladra


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: William Baines
Unknown: Aloys Fomerod
Unknown: Ferrabosco Pavan
Unknown: Vivaldi Nulla
Unknown: Chopin Andante
Unknown: Grande Polonaise Brillante

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