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: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore.
Bach Partita No 5 in G, BWV829
6.35 Vaughan Williams Oboe Concerto
7.00 Sibelius Nightride and Sunrise, Op 55
7.45 Handel Coronation Anthem: Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened, HWV259
8.05 Ravel Piano Concerto in G
8.30 Alasdair Nicolson 42nd Street


Unknown: Sibelius Nightride
Unknown: Alasdair Nicolson

: Composer of the Week: Bruch

Presented by Donald Macleod. Overture: Die Loreley
Rhenish PO, conductor Wolfgang Balzer Schön Ellen, Op 24
Claudia Braun (soprano), Thomas Laske (baritone), Barmen-Gemarke Kantorei ,
Wuppertal SO, conductor George Hanson Symphony No 1 in E flat
LeipzigGewandhaus Orchestra, conductor Kurt Masur
Odysseus, Op 41 (excerpts) Xenia-Maria Mann (mezzo), Jeffrey Kneebone (baritone), Michael Burt (bass-baritone),
Budapest Radio Choir, North German Radio Chorus and PO, conductor Leon Botstein Scottish Fantasy, Op 46 (Finale) Tasmin Little (violin), Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley


Presented By: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Wolfgang Balzer
Soprano: Claudia Braun
Soprano: Thomas Laske
Baritone: Barmen-Gemarke Kantorei
Conductor: George Hanson
Conductor: Kurt Masur
Baritone: Jeffrey Kneebone
Bass-Baritone: Michael Burt
Conductor: Leon Botstein
Violin: Tasmin Little
Conductor: Vernon Handley

: CD Masters

With Rob Cowan.
Grieg Wedding March; Ingrid's Lament; Morning (Peer Gynt) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Thomas Beecham
10.13 Mendelssohn Lieblingsplatzchen , Op 99 No 3: AufFlugeln des Gesanges, Op 34 No 2 Brahms Lerchengesang , Op 70 No 2 Erna Berger (soprano), Michael Raucheisen (piano)
10.23 Haydn Symphony No 47 in G Polish Chamber Orchestra, conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk
10.46 Grieg Arabian Dance ; Peer Gynt 's
Homecoming (Peer Gynt) All Russia Radio Orchestra, conductor Nikolai Golovanov
10.55 Listener Request: Bartok Three Rondos on Folk Tunes Lili Kraus (piano)
11.04 Verdi Rigoletto (Act 2, conclusion)
Robert Shaw Chorale , RCA Victor SO , conductor Renato Cellini
11.16 Grieg Anitra 's Dance; Solveig's Song; Dance of the Mountain King's
Daughter (Peer Gynt) London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Oivin Fjeldstad


Unknown: Rob Cowan.
Conductor: Thomas Beecham
Conductor: Mendelssohn Lieblingsplatzchen
Unknown: Brahms Lerchengesang
Soprano: Erna Berger
Piano: Michael Raucheisen
Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Conductor: Grieg Arabian Dance
Conductor: Nikolai Golovanov
Piano: Lili Kraus
Unknown: Robert Shaw Chorale
Conductor: Victor So
Conductor: Renato Cellini
Conductor: Grieg Anitra
Conductor: Oivin Fjeldstad
Gilda: Ema Berger (soprano)
Rigoletto: Leonard Warren (baritone)

: Morning Performance

Artist in Focus: Joanna MacGregor
Tommy Pearson is in conversation with the pianist and plays some of her solo and ensemble recordings. arr MacGregor Four Russian Folk Songs Joanna MacGregor (piano)
Astor Piazzolla Michelangelo 70
With Dmitri Sitkovetsky (violin), James Crabb (accordion), Horacio Malvicino (guitar), Hector Console (double bass) John Cage Water Music
Joanna MacGregor Dance It
Jonathan Harvey Tombeau de Messiaen Bach Allemande (Partita No 4), BWV828 Joanna MacGregor (piano)
Piazolla MumukiWith Dmitri Sitkovetsky (violin), James Crabb (accordion), Horacio Malvicino (guitar), Hector Console (bass) Hugh Wood Piano Concerto
With BBCSO, conductor Andrew Davis


Unknown: Joanna MacGregor
Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Piano: Joanna MacGregor
Piano: Astor Piazzolla Michelangelo
Violin: Dmitri Sitkovetsky
Violin: James Crabb
Accordion: Horacio Malvicino
Bass: John Cage
Music: Joanna MacGregor
Unknown: Jonathan Harvey
Piano: Joanna MacGregor
Violin: Dmitri Sitkovetsky
Violin: James Crabb
Accordion: Horacio Malvicino
Guitar: Hector Console (bass)
Piano: Hugh Wood
Conductor: Andrew Davis

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Sean Rafferty presents a recital given last year at Belfast's Waterfront Hall by the young Irish violinist Catherine Leonard with the pianist Charles Owen.

Janacek Violin Sonata
Kodaly Adagio in C
Brahms Violin Sonata No 3 in D minor, Op 108


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Violinist: Catherine Leonard
Pianist: Charles Owen.

: BBC Orchestras

BBC Symphony Orchestra in Bad Kissingen
Marta Benackova (mezzo), Nikolaj
Znaider(violin), conductor Jiri Belohlavek. Presented by Tommy Pearson. Brahms Violin Concerto in D
Martinu Niponari
Dvorak Symphony No 6 in D


Unknown: Marta Benackova
Conductor: Jiri Belohlavek.
Presented By: Tommy Pearson.

: Voices

lain Burnside presents some of Wolf's settings of the poems of Eduard Morike. Joan Rodgers (soprano) and Roger Vignoles (piano); Simon Keenlyside (baritone) and Julius Drake (piano) Hugo Wolf Morike Lieder


Unknown: Eduard Morike.
Soprano: Joan Rodgers
Soprano: Roger Vignoles
Piano: Simon Keenlyside
Piano: Julius Drake
Piano: Hugo Wolf

: In Tune

Sean Raffertywith music and arts news.


Unknown: Sean Raffertywith

: Opera on 3

Sophie's Choice
A powerful new opera by Nicholas Maw , commissioned by BBC Radio 3 and the Royal Opera House. Based on William Styron 's compelling and poignant novel, the story emerges from three people in post-Second World War Brooklyn - Stingo, a young southerner struggling to write his first novel, Nathan, a tortured but brilliant American Jew, and his lover Sophie, a beautiful Polish woman whose wrist bears the grim tattoo of a Nazi concentration camp. Presented by Andrew McGregor.
Royal Opera House Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle Acts land 2
8.25 Twenty Minutes: The Making of Sophie's Choice Christopher Cook talks to the composer, conductor, director, and members of the cast of Sophie's Choice about the background to this major new commission and the psychological effects of dealing with such intense subject matter.
8.45 Acts 3 and 4 David Gillard on Sophie's Choice: page 127 The changing face of classical music: page 27


Unknown: Nicholas Maw
Unknown: William Styron
Presented By: Andrew McGregor.
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Talks: Christopher Cook
Talks: David Gillard
Narrator: Dale Duesing (baritone)
Sophie: Angelika Kirchschlager (mezzo)
Nathan: Rodney Gilfry (baritone)
Stingo: Gordon Gletz (tenor)
Yetta Zimmerman: Frances McCafferty (mezzo)
Zbigniew Bieganski: Stafford Dean (bass)
Rudolph Franz Hoss: Jorma Silvastl (tenor)
Doctor: Alan Ople (baritone)
Wanda: Stephanie Friede (soprano)
Larry Landau: Quentin Hayes (bass)
Librarian: Adrian Clarke (baritone)
Old woman on train: Gillian Knight (mezzo)
Bartender: Darren Jeffrey (baritone)
Young man on train: Nell Gillespie (tenor)

: Late Junction

Verity Sharp opens windows on distant musical worlds, including 12th-century Aquitanian polyphony sung by Ensemble Organum, and NaseerShamma playing the lute of Baghdad.


Unknown: Verity Sharp

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain. Beethoven 13
Variationen uber "Es War Einmal Ein WoO66 12.15 Strauss Suite: Le
Bourgeois Gentilhomme 1.00 Haydn
Piano Concerto in D, H XVIII 11; Symphony No 52 in C minor Beethoven Piano
Concerto No 2 in B flat 2.05 Fritz Kreisler String Quartet in A minor 2.35 Marcin Mielczewski Missa super 0 Gloriosa
Domina 2.55 René Gerber The Old Farmer's Almanac 3.35 Clerambault Cantate profane: L 'Isle de Delos 3.55 Geminiani Concerto Grosso No 4 in B minor
4.10 Rene Eespere Sub Specie Quietatis
4.20 Dittersdorf Sinfonia Concertante
4.30 Schreker Valse Lente
4.45 Strauss Dance of the Seven Veils
(Salome) 5.00 Liszt Soirees de Vienne No 6 in A minor 5.10 Rudolf Matz Elegy and Humoreske 5.20 CPE Bach Flute
Sonata in C, Wq 73 5.40 Stenhammar Late Summer Nights, Op 33


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Fritz Kreisler
Unknown: Marcin Mielczewski Missa
Unknown: Schreker Valse Lente
Unknown: Strauss Dance
Unknown: Rudolf Matz Elegy

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