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: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore.
JC Bach Sonata in A, Op 17 No 5 Virginia Black (harpsichord)
6.10 Rosetti Symphony in G minor Concerto Koln
7.00 CPE Bach Sinfonia in E minor, Wql 78 Les Amis de Philippe
7.15 Granados Piano Quintet in G minor Thomas Rajna , Alberni Quartet
7.30 Villa-Lobos Prole do Bebe, Book 1 Artur Rubinstein (piano)
8.00 Handel Organ Concerto in B flat, Op4No2
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Johannes-Ernst Kohler (organ)


Unknown: Thomas Rajna
Piano: Artur Rubinstein
Unknown: Johannes-Ernst Kohler

: Composer of the Week: VaughanWilliams - Symphonies

Vaughan Williams was nearly 42 when war broke out across Europe in 1914, but he was determined to see active service and signed up as an ambulance driverwith the Royal Army Medical Corps. Donald Macleod examines his wartime experiences, and the effect they had on his music.
Suite de Ballet No 1 (Improvisation)
Michael Cox (flute), Nigel Clayton (piano) Four Hymns
Ian Partridge (tenor),
Christopher Wellington (viola), David Parkhouse (piano)
A Pastoral Symphony (Symphony No 3) Alison Barlow (soprano),
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley See BBC Orchestras 2pm


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Flute: Michael Cox
Flute: Nigel Clayton
Tenor: Ian Partridge
Viola: Christopher Wellington
Piano: David Parkhouse
Soprano: Alison Barlow
Conductor: Vernon Handley

: CD Masters

With Rob Cowan.
Waldteufel Pluie de Diamants, Op 160 Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Eugene Ormandy
10.08 Mozart Ave Maria , K554 Rita Streich (soprano),
Regensburg Cathedral Choir, conductor Kurt Goebel
10.13 Bach Partita No 3 in A minor,
BWV827 Trevor Pinnock (harpsichord)
10.34 Beethoven Fidelio (Act 2, opening) Ernst Haefliger (tenor),
Bavarian State Orchestra, conductor Ferenc Fricsay
10.45 Bach Partita No 2 in C minor, BWV826 Harold Samuel (piano)
11.02 Sibelius In Memoriam, Op 59 Danish National Radio Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Leif Segerstam
11.17 Schubert Die Schone Mullerin
(excerpt) Ernst Haefliger (tenor), Jacqueline Bonneau (piano)


Unknown: Rob Cowan.
Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
Conductor: Mozart Ave Maria
Soprano: Rita Streich
Conductor: Kurt Goebel
Harpsichord: Trevor Pinnock
Tenor: Ernst Haefliger
Conductor: Ferenc Fricsay
Piano: Harold Samuel
Conductor: Leif Segerstam
Tenor: Ernst Haefliger
Piano: Jacqueline Bonneau

: Morning Performance

Artists in Focus - Beaux Arts Trio
Introduced by Petroc Trelawny . Menahem Pressler-the trio's pianist since its formation in 1955 - reflects on the rigours of international tours and the intensity of relationships within a chamber ensemble, and how their mutual passion for music transcends the day-to-day problems. Haydn Piano Trio in G, HXV25 (Gypsy Rondo)
Ravel Piano Trio in A minor
Schubert Piano Trio in E flat, 0929


Introduced By: Petroc Trelawny

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Chris de Souza presents the first recital in a new series given at Symphony Hall in Birmingham.
Piotr Anderszewski (piano)
Bach Preludes and Fugues: in B flat, BWV890; in B flat minor, BWV891; in B, BWV892; in B minor, BWV893 (Das Wohltemperierte Klavier, Book 2);
English Suite No 6 in D minor, BWV811


Unknown: Chris de Souza
Piano: Piotr Anderszewski
Piano: Bach Preludes

: BBC Orchestras: BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Arnold Bax's evocation of the waves crashing on to the cliffs at Tintagel continues this week's theme of music inspired by the sea. And Ralph Vaughan Williams conjures up the hustle and bustle of London in his Second Symphony. Presented by Tommy Pearson.
Bax: Tintagel
Conductor Vernon Handley
Berkeley: Oboe Concerto Nicholas Daniel (oboe)
Bridge: Dance Rhapsody
Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony (Symphony No 2)
Conductor Richard Hickox


Presenter: Tommy Pearson
Musicians: BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Oboeist: Nicholas Daniel
Conductor: Richard Hickox

: Voices

Hugo Wolf : Italian Songbook, Part 2
Nancy Argenta (soprano),
Christopher Maltman (baritone), Roger Vignoles (piano) lain Burnside presents the concluding part of Hugo Wolf 's last great songbook, recorded for the centenary of Wolf's death.


Unknown: Hugo Wolf
Soprano: Christopher Maltman
Baritone: Roger Vignoles
Unknown: Hugo Wolf

: In Tune

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


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

Chris de Souza introduces a concert from
Symphony Hall in which the CBSO continue their cycle of Ives's symphonies with the first in the canon. Written in 1898, it was the composer's graduation piece from Yale and is modelled on Dvorak's
New World Symphony, which had received its first performance just five years previously in New York. The concert opens with another early work by Ives, his flamboyant Variations on "America", featuring the Symphony Hall organ. Carleton Etherington (organ), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conductor Steven Sloane
Ives Variations on "America"
Ives Symphony No 1
8.20 Twenty Minutes: Nobody Will Laugh An extract from a short story by Milan Kundera, translated from the Czech by Suzanne Rappaport. A university lecturer makes an insincere promise and sets off a chain of lies that draws in his secretary, his girlfriend, and even his entire class. Read by Robert Lindsay.
8.40 Dvorak Symphony No 9 in E minor (From the New World)


Unknown: Carleton Etherington
Conductor: Steven Sloane
Unknown: Suzanne Rappaport.
Read By: Robert Lindsay.

: Night Waves

Richard Coles talks to Phillippe Petit , whose new book To Reach the Clouds describes his breathtaking, illegal, tightrope walk between the twin towers of the World Trade Center in 1974.


Talks: Richard Coles
Unknown: Phillippe Petit

: Late Junction

Shaheera Asante plays music she brought back from a recent visit to Brazil, including Meninos do Morumbi, a band formed by children of the fave/as(shantytowns)of Sao Paulo. She also pays tribute to Brazilian rapper Sabotage, who was murdered last month.


Unknown: Shaheera Asante

: Through the Night

With John Shea.
12.10 Bach Harpsichord Concerto No 4 in A, BWV1055 12.25 Beethoven Symphony No 4 in B flat 1.00 Ensemble Micrologus perform canzonas, balatas and madrigals by 14th-century composer
Francesco Landini and some of his now anonymous
Florentine contemporaries. 2.05 Debussy Estampes 2.15 Tulindberg String Quartet No 3 in C 2.40 Mozart Symphony No 35 in D, K385 (Haffner)
3.00 5.00 BBC Schools
3.00 Something to Think About
3.15 Let's Move 3.35 Time to Move
3.55 Stories and Rhymes 4.10 Let's Sing
4.25Numbertime 4.40 Talking Points
5.00 6.00 Schumann Myrthen, Op 25 (excerpts)
5.10 Humperdinck Dream Pantomime (Hansel and Gretel) 5.20 Chedeville
Sonata for two flutes (L 'Allemande) (Les Galanteries Amusantes, Op 8)
5.40 Mendelssohn Rondo Capriccioso in E, Op 14 5.50 Madetoja Overture, Op 7


Unknown: John Shea.
Unknown: Francesco Landini
Unknown: Mendelssohn Rondo Capriccioso

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