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Sonata No 1 a 8 (Sonatae Tam Aris
Quam Aulis Servientes) 5.10 Bach Aria Variata alia Maniera Italiana in A minor,
BWV989 5.25Hellendaal Cello Sonata
No 8 in G, Op 5 5.35 Uszt // M'aimant Tant!
5.50 Milton Bames Three Folk Dances


Unknown: Milton Bames

: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore.
Bach Cello Suite No 1 in G, BWV1007 Heinrich Schiff
6.20 Gade Symphony No 4 in B flat Danish National RSO, conductor Christopher Hogwood
7.00 Wagner Symphonic Movement in E Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Wolfgang Sawallisch
7.40 Faur6 Caligula
Ensemble Vocal, Toulouse Capitole
Orchestra, conductor Michel Plasson
8.15 Telemann Concerto in A (Frog) Pavio Beznosiuk (violin), New London Consort, conductor Philip Pickett
8.35 Scriabln Poem of Ecstasy
Chicago SO, conductor Pierre Boulez


Unknown: Heinrich Schiff
Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch
Conductor: Michel Plasson
Violin: Pavio Beznosiuk
Conductor: Philip Pickett
Conductor: Pierre Boulez

: Composer of the Week:Colin Matthews

Donald Macleod talks to Colin Matthews about the implications of writing a concerto for one of today's greatest performers and about his relationship with the conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and the London Symphony Orchestra which has resulted in many commissions. Strugnell's Haiku
Mary Wiegold, Composers Ensemble, conductor Dominic Muldowney
Quatrain; Machines and Dreams
LSO, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas M50 BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Rumon Gamba
Cello Concerto No 2 Anssi Karttunen , BBCSO, conductor Rumon Gamba


Talks: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Colin Matthews
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas
Conductor: Dominic Muldowney
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas
Unknown: Anssi Karttunen
Conductor: Rumon Gamba

: CD Masters

With Jonathan Swain.
Mendelssohn Overture: RuyBlas LSO, conductor Andre Previn
10.05 Bach Singet Dem Herrn, BWV225 Stockholm Bach Choir, Vienna Concentus Musicus, director Nikolaus Harnoncourt
10.20 Brahms Horn Trio in E flat, Op 40 ItzhakPerlman (violin), BarryTuckwell (horn), Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
10.45 Suk Prague , Op 26
RLPO, conductor Libor Pesek


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Conductor: Andre Previn
Director: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Horn: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Piano: Suk Prague
Conductor: Libor Pesek

: Morning Performance

Britain's Musical Youth
Today's programme includes music by the founder of the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain, Denis Wright , and by the current musical director Eigar Howarth. Plus a contribution from the composer's "section" of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. With Petroc Trelawny.
Watton The Twelve National Youth Choir of Great Britain, conductor Mike Brewer Salnt-Saens French Military March Denis Wright Tam 0 'Shanter's Ride
National Youth Brass Band, conductors Nicholas Childs and Roy Newsome Roland Mosday Monologue
John Herford The Stone Verdict
Members of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
Gilbert Vintner Spectrum Elgar Howarth Fireworks
National Youth Brass Band, conductors Geoffrey Brand and Elgar Howarth


Unknown: Denis Wright
Director: Eigar Howarth.
Conductor: Mike Brewer
Unknown: Denis Wright Tam
Conductors: Nicholas Childs
Conductors: Roy Newsome
Unknown: John Herford
Unknown: Elgar Howarth

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

American Expressions
Live from St George 's Bristol, presented by Chris de Souza. Sorrel Quartet
Barber String Quartet, Op 11
Dvorak String Quartet No 12 in F, Op 96 (American)


Unknown: St George
Presented By: Chris de Souza.

: BBC Orchestras: Ulster Orchestra

"The Sopranos" was the title of a series of invitation concerts given by the Ulster Orchestra this summer, featuring Susan Bullock, Virginia Kerr, Ana Rodrigo, Joan Rodgers, Solveig Kringelborn and Brigitte Baileys. Over the coming weeks there will be opportunities to hear those concerts in BBC Orchestras. The series begins today with a programme in which Virginia Kerr sings Hamilton Harty's dreamy Ode to a Nightingale. Introduced by Martin Handley.
Virginia Kerr (soprano), conductor Vernon Handley
Elgar Serenade in E minor, Op 20
Lennox Berkeley Windsor Variations
Harty Ode to a Nightingale
Watton Symphony No 1


Unknown: Susan Bullock
Unknown: Virginia Kerr
Unknown: Ana Rodrigo
Unknown: Joan Rodgers
Unknown: Solveig Kringelborn
Unknown: Brigitte Baileys.
Unknown: Hamilton Harty
Introduced By: Martin Handley.
Soprano: Virginia Kerr
Conductor: Vernon Handley

: Making Tracks

Music for younger listeners, presented by CBBC's Angellica Bell and Adrian Dickson.


Unknown: Adrian Dickson.

: Music Restored

Lucie Skeaping talks to countertenor
Andreas Scholl and plays a selection of his recordings ranging from Dowland to Bach.


Unknown: Andreas Scholl

: In Tune

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


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

In a concert given last night at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, the Halle Orchestra perform three English works that became firm Halle favourites through concerts and recordings under previous conductors of the orchestra, such as Hamilton Harty and John Barbirolli. Introduced by Petroc Trelawny .
Stephen Hough (piano), Halle Orchestra , conductor Mark Elder
Dellus Brigg Fair (An English Rhapsody) Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No 1 in G minor
8.10 Twenty Minutes: Blue Remembered
Hills Martin Wainwright revisits the Shropshire of his childhood, talking to Jane Allsopp about Housman's landscape, and to some contemporary Shropshire lads.
8.30 Butterworth A Shropshire Lad Elgar Variations on an Original Theme (Engima)


Unknown: John Barbirolli.
Introduced By: Petroc Trelawny
Piano: Stephen Hough
Piano: Halle Orchestra
Unknown: Hills Martin Wainwright
Unknown: Jane Allsopp

: Night Waves

As the actors from The League of Gentlemen rehearse their lines in preparation for being the last ever cast in the play Art by Yasmina Reza , Paul Allen looks back over the various casts that have graced the stage of one the biggest West End hits of recent times.


Unknown: Yasmina Reza
Unknown: Paul Allen

: Late Junction

More from the Best of Geoffrey Oryema and Dowland lute songs sung by Emma Kirkby. From Vietnam, the beautiful and ancient art of Catru singing and the latest from Hanoi disco boy Viet Quang. Presented by Verity Sharp.


Sung By: Emma Kirkby.
Presented By: Verity Sharp.

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain.
Suk A Tale of a Winter's Evening, Op 9
12.20 Mozart Exsultate , Jubilate, K165
12.35 Stravinsky Suite: The Firebird
1.00 Brahms Alto Rhapsody, Op 53
Dvorak Symphony No 5 in F 1.50 Britten Serenade for tenor, horn and strings, Op 31
2.15 Henri Messemaeckers Jr Grande
Marche Funèbre
2.25 Beethoven Piano Trio in G, Op 1 No 2


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Mozart Exsultate
Unknown: Henri Messemaeckers

: BBC Schools

3.00 Tales from Europe
3.15 Maths Challenge
3.30 The Machine Gunners
3.45 Word Games 3 4.00 Drama Workshop
4.20 Dance Workshop
4.40 Music Workshop

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