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: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore.
Janacek String Quartet No 1 (Kreutzer Sonata) Talich Quartet
6.35 Kozeluch Symphony in B flat (L'lrresoluto) Concerto Koln
7.00 Bach Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV865 (Das Wohltemperierte Klavier, Book 1) Andras Schiff (piano)
7.30 Benda Violin Concerto in G Josef Suk , Suk Chamber Orchestra, conductor Christian Benda
8.00 Corelli Concerto Grosso in F, Op 6 No 2 IMusici
8.40 Korngold Overture: Sursum Corda Linz Bruckner Orchestra, conductor Casper Richter


Piano: Andras Schiff
Unknown: G Josef Suk
Conductor: Christian Benda
Conductor: Casper Richter

: Composer of the Week: RalphVaughan Williams - Symphonies

The heroic figure of Captain Scott haunts many of Vaughan Williams's late works. Donald Macleod looks at how the indomitability of the human spirit became a key element in his music, and epitomised a man who continued to explore new ideas, right up to his death, aged 85. Scott of the Antarctic (Main Titles; Blizzard; Distant Glacier) BBC
Philharmonic, conductor Rumon Gamba
A Vision of Aeroplanes Harry Bicket (organ), Finzi Singers, conductor Paul Spicer
Symphony No 9 London Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Bernard Haitink See BBC Orchestras 2pm


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Conductor: Rumon Gamba
Conductor: Paul Spicer
Conductor: Bernard Haitink

: CD Masters

With Rob Cowan.
Tveitt God's Goodness and Greatness
(100 Hardanger Tunes: Suite Nol.Op 151) Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conductor Bjarte Engeset
10.03 Bach Partita No 5 in G, BWV829 Maria Tipo (piano)
10.24 Mahler Das Lied von derErde
Nan Merriman (mezzo), Ernst Haefliger (tenor), Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Eduard van Beinum


Unknown: Rob Cowan.
Unknown: Nan Merriman
Tenor: Ernst Haefliger
Conductor: Eduard van Beinum

: Morning Performance

Artists in Focus - Beaux Arts Trio
Introduced by Petroc Trelawny . Pianist Menahem Presslertalks about the political background to Shostakovich's music, his own Jewish roots, and what he sees as the universal "religiosity" of music. Shostakovich Piano Trio No 2
Aaron Copland Vitebsk (Study on a Jewish Theme)
Brahms Piano Trio No 1 in B (1889 version)


Introduced By: Petroc Trelawny
Pianist: Menahem Presslertalks

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Live from the 18th Century
Concertos by the English composers Charles Avison , John Garth and the astronomer William Herschel , discoverer of Uranus, receive theirfirst performances in modern times in this concert, given on period instruments at part of the Charles Avison Society's festival in Newcastle upon Tyne. Introduced by Stephanie Hughes. Pavlo Beznosiuk (violin), Anner Bylsma (cello), Avison Ensemble
Avison Concerto Grosso in G, Op 3 no 6 Herschel Violin Concerto in D minor
Avison Concerto Grosso in E minor, Op3No2
Garth Cello Concerto in G, Op 1 No 6


Unknown: Charles Avison
Unknown: John Garth
Unknown: William Herschel
Introduced By: Stephanie Hughes.
Violin: Anner Bylsma

: BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Presented by Tommy Pearson. Coates Suite: The Three Men
Conductor John Wilson
Sibelius En Saga, Op 9
Thomas Wilson Violin Concerto
Ernst Kovacic , conductor David Porcelijn Vaughan Williams Symphony No 7 (Sinfonia Antartica) Virginia Kerr
(soprano), Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama Chamber Choir, conductor Martyn Brabbins


Presented By: Tommy Pearson.
Conductor: John Wilson
Violin: Thomas Wilson
Conductor: Ernst Kovacic
Conductor: David Porcelijn
Soprano: Virginia Kerr
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins

: Jazz Legends

Kenny Dorham. Julian Joseph celebrates the life of this American trumpet virtuoso and composer. Dorham's early career included stints with Lionel Hampton , Dizzy Gillespie and, from 1948, the revolutionary quintet led by Charlie Parker. He was a founding member of the Jazz
Messengers and went on to collaborate with tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson , recording a series of albums for the Blue Note label including Una Mas in 1963.


Unknown: Kenny Dorham.
Unknown: Julian Joseph
Unknown: Lionel Hampton
Unknown: Dizzy Gillespie
Unknown: Charlie Parker.
Unknown: Joe Henderson
Unknown: Una Mas

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty presents music, reviews and news from the arts world.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3: In the Works

A monthly series that explores the ideas and philosophies behind masterpieces of the 20th-century orchestral repertoire. On the surface, Richard Strauss 's Alpine
Symphony(1911-15) appears to depict in musical terms an innocent and exhilarating day's climbing in the Austrian Alps. But the work's original title - The Antichrist-suggests a more complex and challenging basis for the piece. Alan Hall examines the mind of the composer as he worked on this symphony. With insights from people who have experienced Alpine climbs, music experts Michael Kennedy , Dr Peter Franklin and Christopher Morris , and contributors from Strauss's Alpine home, Garmisch, including Christian Wolf of the Strauss Institute.
8.10 Strauss Alpine Symphony, Op 64 Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Christian Thielemann


Unknown: Richard Strauss
Unknown: Alan Hall
Unknown: Michael Kennedy
Unknown: Dr Peter Franklin
Unknown: Christopher Morris
Unknown: Christian Wolf
Conductor: Christian Thielemann

: Schubert

Piano Sonata in A, D664
A performance given at the Cheltenham Festival in 2001 by Maria Joao Pires.


Unknown: Maria Joao Pires.

: Night Waves

Paul Allen talks to Daniel Hahn about the extraordinary story of Britain's first zoo: the Tower of London Menagerie.


Talks: Paul Allen
Unknown: Daniel Hahn

: Andy Kershaw

Scottish singer Dick Gaughan makes a much anticipated return visit to the programme, this time accompanied by the songwriter Allan Taylor.


Singer: Dick Gaughan
Songwriter: Allan Taylor.

: Jazz on 3

Robert Mitchell 's Panacea. Jez Nelson presents a concert by pianist, orchestrator and arranger Robert Mitchell and his six-piece post-bop and fusion group Panacea. The group is joined by special guests Cuban violinist Omar Puente and Ben Davis (electric cello).


Unknown: Robert Mitchell
Unknown: Robert Mitchell
Violinist: Omar Puente
Violinist: Ben Davis

: Through the Night

With John Shea.
Willem Pijper Merlijn
1.50 Prokofiev Visions Fugitives, Op 22
2.15 Schubert String Quartet in D minor, D810 (Death and the Maiden)
3.00 Brahms Wie Wandelten, Op 96 No 2; Alte Liebe, Op 72; Das Madchen Spricht , Op 107 7 No 3; Immerleiser Wird Mein
Schlummer, Op 105; Meine Liebe 1st Grun, Op 63; Von Ewiger Liebe , Op 43 No 1; Der Tod, das 1st die Kuhle Nacht , Op 96
3.20 Beethoven Concerto in C for violin, cello and piano, Op 56 4.00 JCF Fischer Suite in D minor, Op 1 No 4 (Le Journal du Printemps) 4.10 JG Goldberg Trio Sonata in C 4.20 Bach, orch Webem Ricercata a 6 (Musicalisches Opfer , BWV1079)
4.30 CPE Bach Fantasia in B flat,
Wq61 No 3 4.45 WF Bach Sinfonie in F (Dissonance) 5.00 Verdi Overture:
Nabucco 5.10 Pijper Piano Concerto
5.25 Bijster Variations on "Stort Tranen Uyt" 5.35 Beethoven Piano Trio in B flat. Op 11 (Adagio)
5.45 Rosenmuller Sinfonia a 4 5.50 Henry Balfour Gardiner EveningHymn


Unknown: John Shea.
Unknown: Willem Pijper Merlijn
Unknown: Das Madchen Spricht
Unknown: Immerleiser Wird Mein
Unknown: Meine Liebe
Unknown: von Ewiger Liebe
Unknown: Kuhle Nacht
Unknown: Webem Ricercata
Unknown: Musicalisches Opfer
Unknown: Rosenmuller Sinfonia
Unknown: Henry Balfour Gardiner

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