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: Hans Krasa

Overture for chamber orchestra 5.10Suppe Overture: Poet and Peasant 5.20Tartini Trumpet Concerto in D 5.35 Schumann Adagio and Allegro, Op 70 5.45 Ravel Tzigane

: Morning on 3

With Tommy Pearson.
Reger Serenade in D, Op 77a Serenata of London
6.35 Monteverdi // Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda
Red Byrd, Parley of Instruments, director Peter Holman
7.00 Schumann Introduction and Allegro in D minor, Op 134
Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, director Christian Zacharias (piano)
7.40 Handel Music for the Royal Fireworks English Concert, conductor Trevor Pinnock
8.00 Bartok Hungarian Peasant Songs Budapest Festival Orchestra, conductor Ivan Fischer
8.35 Dvorak Symphonic Variations North German Radio Symphony
Orchestra, conductor John Eliot Gardiner


Unknown: Tommy Pearson.
Unknown: Reger Serenade
Director: Peter Holman
Piano: Christian Zacharias
Piano: Handel Music
Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
Conductor: Ivan Fischer
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner

: Composers of the Week:Victoria and Iberian Polyphony

Today Donald Macleod looks at the music of two of the greatest composers of the Renaissance.
Victoria Super Flumina Babylonis The Sixteen, director Harry Christophers
Victoria Lamentations for the 1st
Choirof Trinity College, Cambridge, conductor Richard Marlow
Palestrina Missa Papae Marcelli Tallis Scholars , director Peter Phillips


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Flumina Babylonis
Director: Harry Christophers
Director: Victoria Lamentations
Conductor: Richard Marlow
Unknown: Tallis Scholars
Director: Peter Phillips

: CD Masters

With Rob Cowan.
Scarlatti Sonata in G, Kkl46 Mikhail Pletnev (piano)
10.04 Verdi Aida (conclusion)
Arnold Schoenberg Choir,
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt
10.16 Brahms 7 Fantasien, Op 116 Wilhelm Kempff (piano)
10.39 Bach Cantata No 82: Ich Habe Genug Gerard Souzay (baritone), Geraint Jones Orchestra , conductor Geraint Jones
11.03 Prokofiev Scythian Suite , Op 20 Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Kirill Kondrashin


Unknown: Rob Cowan.
Piano: Mikhail Pletnev
Piano: Verdi Aida
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Piano: Wilhelm Kempff
Baritone: Gerard Souzay
Conductor: Geraint Jones Orchestra
Conductor: Geraint Jones
Conductor: Prokofiev Scythian Suite
Aida: Cristina Gallardo-Domas(soprano)
Amneris: Olga Borodlna (mezzo)
Radames: Vincenzo La Scola (tenor)

: Morning Performance

Cardiff International Festival of Musical
Edward Seckerson presents one of the highlights of this year's festival, the European Premier of the award-winning
Broadway hit Ragtime the Musical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. Adapted from the novel by EL Doctorow , it paints a vivid picture of American life at the turn of the century, blending fictional stories with historical characters and events, all wrapped up in a foot-tapping cavalcade of American musical styles.


Unknown: Lynn Ahrens
Unknown: Stephen Flaherty.
Novel By: El Doctorow

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Nicola Heywood Thomas presents a concert from Cardiff Castle, in which the Palladian Ensemble perform their own arrangements of music by Rebel and Bach. Pamela Thorby (recorders), Rodolfo Richter (violin),
Susanne Heinrich (viola da gamba), William Carter (guitar) Rebel Les El&mens
Bach Duetto III , BWV804; Duetto IV,
BWV805; Allein Gott in der Höh' Sei Ehr 1, BWV675; Das Alte Jahr Vergangen 1st, BWV614; Kommst Du Nun, Jesu, vom Himmel Herunter , BWV650; Hen Jesu Christ, Dich Zu Uns Wend, BWV709); Sonata in G, BWV1039


Unknown: Nicola Heywood Thomas
Violin: Rodolfo Richter
Viola: Susanne Heinrich
Guitar: William Carter
Unknown: Bach Duetto Iii
Unknown: Allein Gott
Unknown: Sei Ehr
Unknown: Himmel Herunter
Unknown: Hen Jesu

: BBC Orchestras

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Haydn's 12 "London" symphonies, composed in the early 1790s, are arguably his greatest, and today there's an opportunity to hearthe one nicknamed the Miracle. Renowned Swedish trumpeter Hakan Hardenberger is the soloist in HKGruber's trumpet concerto and the programme ends with Shostakovich's anguished final symphony. Presented by Sandy Burnett.
Haydn Symphony No 96 in D (Miracle) Conductor Jiri Belohlavek
Gruber Aerial Hakan Hardenberger
(trumpet), conductor Leonard Slatkin Shostakovich Symphony No 15 Conductor Leonard Slatkin


Unknown: Hakan Hardenberger
Presented By: Sandy Burnett.
Conductor: Jiri Belohlavek
Unknown: Hakan Hardenberger
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin

: Making Tracks

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


Unknown: Adrian Dickson.

: Voices

My Kind of Song -Jeremy Sams lain Burnside in conversation with composer, lyricist, writer and director
Jeremy Sams , who talks about his career and shares his favourite songs -from Sondheim to Schubert, via Kurt Weill.


Song: Jeremy Sams
Director: Jeremy Sams
Unknown: Kurt Weill.

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty with music and arts news.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

From Symphony Hall, Birmingham, Chris de Souza introduces a concert in which
Sakari Oramo conducts the City of Birmingham
Symphony Orchestra in Sibelius's last two symphonies and his symphonic poem inspired by the forests of Finland. Frederick Kempf is the soloist in Rachmaninov's variations on a theme by Paganini. Frederick Kempf (piano), CBSO, conductor Sakari Oramo
Sibelius Symphony No 6
Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini
8.20 Twenty Minutes: Pinter at the BBC As part of the BBC Pinter Season, Paul Allen presents three programmes from the radio archive featuring Harold Pinter as playwright and actor. Today, Victoria Station, first broadcast in 1986. With Martin Jarvis and Paul Rogers.
8.40 Sibelius Symphony No 7; Tapiola


Unknown: Sakari Oramo
Conductor: Sakari Oramo
Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Harold Pinter
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Paul Rogers.

: Night Waves

In a new series of extended interviews with key cultural figures, Sarah Dunant talks to Robert Winston , professor of fertility studies and the face of TV science, about his tireless mission to enable people to have babies and about the moral questions raised by his work.


Talks: Sarah Dunant
Unknown: Robert Winston

: Late Junction

Verity Sharp introduces tracks from
DJ Shadow's latest album The Private Press, and Sahara desert blues from Tinariwen, the Radio Tisdas Sessions.


Introduces: Verity Sharp

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe.
Schubert Piano Quintet in A, 0667 (Trout)
12.45 Naumann Symphonie a Grand Orchestre de l'opera Cora
1.00 A concert given in November 2000 at Temple Church, London, by Vivien Ellis (soprano) and the Dufay Collective.
Featuring Cantigas and Cantigas de Amigo from the 13th-century Martin Codex.
1.40 Bruckner Symphony No 7 in E
2.50 Liszt Ballade No I in D flat


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Soprano: Vivien Ellis

: BBC Schools

3.00 Something to Think About
3.15 Let's Move3.35Timeto Move
3.55 Stories and Rhymes
4.05 Let's Sing 4.25 Numbertime Mental Maths 4.40 Talking Points

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