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: Bach

Air (Orchestral Suite No 3 in D,
BWV1068) (Air on a G String)
5.05 Durante Concerto No 2 in G minor
5.15 Praetorius Praeambulum in F
5.25 Mozart Piano Sonata in C, K330
5.50 Gaspar Cassado Requiebos

: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore.
6.25 Mozart Andante and Variations in G, K501 Martha Argerich and Alexandre Rabinovitch (piano, four hands)
6.30 Copland Appalachian Spring Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Eugene Ormandy
7.00 Sibelius The Tempest: Suite No 1 Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
7.45 Larsson Concertino for horn and strings Soren Hermansson, Umea Sinfonietta, conductor Edvard Tjivzjel
8.00 Schumann Overture: Hermann und
Dorothea, Op 136 Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, conductor Kurt Masur
8.40 Shostakovich Piano Concerto No 2 New York Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Leonard Bernstein (piano)


Unknown: Martha Argerich
Piano: Alexandre Rabinovitch
Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
Conductor: Edvard Tjivzjel
Conductor: Kurt Masur
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein

: Composer of the Week: Brahms

With Donald Macleod. With the foundation of the Hamburg Ladies' Choir, Brahms broadened his experience of conducting, but he neverwon the position he had always wanted - conductorship of the Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra - in spite of successful performances of his
Serenade in D. Was itjust pique which led him to move to Vienna?
Ave Maria Corydon Singers (female voices), John Scott (organ), conductor Matthew Best Serenade No 1 in D, Op 11 Ulster Orchestra, conductor Nicholas Braithwaite
Wiegenlied, Op 49 No 4 Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo), Bengt Forsberg (piano)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: John Scott
Conductor: Nicholas Braithwaite
Piano: Bengt Forsberg

: CD Masters

With Rob Cowan.
Weill Mack the Knife (The Threepenny Opera) Jascha Heifetz (violin), Emmanuel Bay (piano)
10.03 Haydn Piano Concerto in D, H XVIII 4 Ingrid Haebler , Netherlands Chamber
Orchestra, conductor Szymon Goldberg
10.22 Korngold Violin Concerto, Op 35
Jascha Heifetz, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Alfred Wallenstein
10.44 Tchaikovsky Lensky's aria (Eugene Onegin , Act 2) Georgi Vinogradov (tenor),
Orchestra conducted by Nikolai Golovanov
10.52 Rameau Suite in A (Pieces de Clavecin) Alexandre Tharaud (piano)
11.22 Hermann Lohr Where My Caravan Has Rested Bing Crosby (vocal), Jascha Heifetz (violin), orchestra conducted by Victor Young


Unknown: Rob Cowan.
Unknown: Weill MacK
Violin: Jascha Heifetz
Piano: Emmanuel Bay
Unknown: Ingrid Haebler
Conductor: Szymon Goldberg
Conductor: Alfred Wallenstein
Unknown: Eugene Onegin
Tenor: Georgi Vinogradov
Conducted By: Nikolai Golovanov
Piano: Alexandre Tharaud
Piano: Hermann Lohr
Violin: Jascha Heifetz
Conducted By: Victor Young

: Morning Performance

A Magpie Called Igor
5: Cut and Paste. Jonathan Cross looks at how Stravinsky re-invented the way pieces of music are put together. Earlier composers - Mozart in some of his piano sonata movements, for example - pointed the way towards a structure based on juxtaposing blocks of contrasting music, ratherthan the traditional method of changing and developing the music that's just been heard. Debussy cultivated similar ideas in his ballet Jeux. But it was with Symphonies of Wind Instruments in 1920 (dedicated to Debussy's memory) that Stravinsky shed the structural straitjacket completely. The result - which has come to be known as " block form"inspired later composers from Messiaen, Tippett and Varese to Harrison Birtwistle. The work in which Stravinsky took his first steps towards creating block form was his ballet Petrushka.


Unknown: Jonathan Cross
Unknown: Harrison Birtwistle.

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Live from the concert hall of the Royal r Scottish Academy of Music and Drama,
Sandy Burnett presents a recital by the young Scottish pianist Steven Osborne. Brahms Rhapsody in B minor, Op 79 No 1 Schubert Piano Sonata in B flat, D960


Unknown: Sandy Burnett
Pianist: Steven Osborne.
Pianist: Brahms Rhapsody

: BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales -
Brahms Symphonies
Celebrated young cellist Alban Gerhardt is the soloist in Michael Berkeley's lighthearted concerto scored for the forces of an 18th-century orchestra. And this week's Brahms symphony cycle concludes. Presented by Graeme Kay.
Mendelssohn Incidental music: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Michael Berkeley Cello Concerto Alban Gerhardt
Brahms Symphony No 4 in E minor Conductor Richard Hickox


Unknown: Alban Gerhardt
Presented By: Graeme Kay.
Conductor: Richard Hickox

: Making Tracks

Angellica Bell and Adrian Dickson present a selection of music foryounger listeners.


Unknown: Angellica Bell
Unknown: Adrian Dickson

: Jazz Legends

Dee Dee Bridgewater. Julian Joseph is joined by this popular American singer, whose career in jazz started as guest vocalist with the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra in the early 1970s. She talks about her work in musicals, her series of pop albums for Elektra and subsequent return to acoustic jazz in the mid-80s.


Unknown: Dee Dee Bridgewater.
Unknown: Julian Joseph

: In Tune

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


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Live from the Barbican, the BBCSO continues its Prokofiev symphony cycle. Presented by Paul Guinery. Kari Kriikku (clarinet),
BBCSO, conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste Prokofiev Symphony No 6
8.20 Twenty Minutes: The Seat of Fire Paul Bailey reappraises the unjustly neglected writer William Sansom , whose style was formed by his firefighting experiences in the Blitz.
8.40 Magnus Lindberg Clarinet Concerto Janacek Sinfonietta


Presented By: Paul Guinery.
Clarinet: Kari Kriikku
Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Unknown: Paul Bailey
Unknown: William Sansom

: Night Waves

Richard Coles talks to Brenda Maddox about her biography of Margaret Thatcher and recalls the end of sweet rationing 50 years ago this month.


Talks: Richard Coles
Unknown: Brenda Maddox
Unknown: Margaret Thatcher

: Andy Kershaw

Andy Kershaw presents more highlights from Deutschmark Bob and the Deficits, recorded for the show last autumn at the Melkweg in Amsterdam.


Unknown: Andy Kershaw
Unknown: Deutschmark Bob

: Jazz on 3

Joe Lovano. Recorded at the South Bank, as part of last year's London Jazz festival, saxophonist Joe Lovano leads his ten-piece group, which includes vocalist Judi Silvano and multi-reedist and percussionist Billy Drewes.


Unknown: Joe Lovano.
Unknown: Joe Lovano
Unknown: Judi Silvano
Unknown: Billy Drewes.

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain.
Weber Euryanthe (complete performance)
Glyndebourne Chorus,
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, conductor Mark Elder
3.50 Mozart, arr Grieg Sonata in C, K545
4.00 Bach Concerto in D minor for two violins, BWV1043 4.20 Schein Intrada in G; Canzon in A minor 4.25 Friedrich Kunzen
Overture: Erik Ejegod 4.35 Telemann Recorder Sonata in F minor 4.45
John Duarte Trio for Three, Op 69 4.50 Auber Overture: Fra Diavolo 5.00 Mozart Piano
Concerto No 24 in C minor, K491
5.30 Howells Salve Regina
5.35 Heikki Suolahti Sinfonia Piccola


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Conductor: Mark Elder
Unknown: Friedrich Kunzen
Unknown: Erik Ejegod
Unknown: John Duarte
Euryanthe: Anne Schwanewilms (soprano)
Eglantine: Lauren Flanlgan (soprano)
Adolar: John Daszak (tenor)
Lysiart: Pavio Hunka (bass)
King Louis VI: Clive Bayley (bass)
Rudolph: Nicholas Sharratt (tenor)
Bertha: Rebecca von Upinskl (soprano)

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