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: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore.
Ambroise Thomas Overture: Mignon Suisse Romande Orchestra, conductor Ernest Ansermet
6.30 Mozart Fantasia in C minor, K4 75 Maria Joao Pires (piano)
7.00 Mendelssohn Overture: RuyBlas London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Claudio Abbado
7.45 Chopin, transcr Ysaye Ballade No 1 in G minor Philippe Graffin (violin), Pascal Devoyon (piano)
8.00 Shostakovich Suite: The Age of Gold, Op 22a Gothenberg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
8.45 Debussy Images, Set 2 Philippe Entremont (piano)


Conductor: Ernest Ansermet
Conductor: Mozart Fantasia
Piano: Maria Joao Pires
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Violin: Philippe Graffin
Piano: Pascal Devoyon

: Composer of the Week: SergeiProkofiev

(1891-1953). 1: The Ugly Duckling
Donald Macleod looks at the early life and music of Russian composer
Sergei Prokofiev. He spent his childhood on an estate on the Ukrainian Steppe but his prodigious talent meant that at only 13 years of age, he entered the St
Petersburg Conservatoire. There, his extreme youth, outspoken temperament and outstanding ability both as a pianist and a composer did not make relations with his fellow students easy, and his radical musical ideas soon upset his reactionary professors, including Alexander Glazunov.
The Ugly Duckling, Op 18
Penelope WarmsleyClark (soprano), New London Orchestra, conductor Ronald Corp
Four Pieces, Op 4 Frederic Chiu (piano) Autumnal Sketch, Op 8 Royal Scottish
National Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi Piano Concerto No 1, Op 10
Evgeny Kissin , Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Claudio Abbado
Producer Rachel Hopkin


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Sergei Prokofiev.
Unknown: Alexander Glazunov.
Soprano: Penelope Warmsleyclark
Piano: Frederic Chiu
Unknown: Evgeny Kissin
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Producer: Rachel Hopkin

: CD Masters

With Rob Cowan.
Featuring works by Duke Ellington and recordings of the Budapest Quartet.
Beethoven Minuet (String Quartet in A, Op 18 No 5) Budapest Quartet
10.05 Ellington/Miley East St Louis Toodle-oo Duke Ellington Orchestra
10.10 Honegger Pacific 231
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Hermann Scherchen
10.17 Mozart Piano Quartet in G minor, K478 Mieczyslaw Horszowski, Budapest Quartet
10.44 Tchaikovsky Cherubic Hymn and Creed (Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, Op 41) St Petersburg Chamber Choir, conductor Nikolai Korniev
10.55 Dvorak String Quartet in F, Op 96 (American) Budapest Quartet
11.20 Ellington Dooji Wooji; Echoes of Harlem Duke Ellington Orchestra


Unknown: Rob Cowan.

: Morning Performance

Echoes of Zion
Lucie Skeaping introduces the first programme in a week of Jewish and Jewish-inspired works, from Baroque to Bernstein and from medieval Sephardic ballads to 20th-century Yiddish songs.
Today's programme includes string music by the 17th-century Mantuan composer Salamone Rossi , a movement from
Robert Starer 's clarinet concerto K'li Zemer, the BBC Singers performing
Leonard Bernstein 's Hashkivenu, and Max Bruch 's Kol Nidrei performed by cellist Mischa Maisky. Plus the first of five excerpts from a Midnight Selichot Service performed by the Shabbaton Choir.


Unknown: Salamone Rossi
Unknown: Robert Starer
Unknown: Leonard Bernstein
Unknown: Max Bruch
Unknown: Kol Nidrei
Unknown: Mischa Maisky.

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Live from the Wigmore Hall in London, presented by Fiona Talkington. Tabea Zimmermann (viola),
Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano)
Bach Viola da Gamba Sonata No 3 in G minor, BWV1029
Kurtag Nepdalfele ; Hommage a Hanny Brunner-Pohl (Jatekok); Doloroso; In Memorian Andras Mihaly (Jatekok);
Perpetuum Mobile; Hommage a Ferenc Berenyi 70 (Jatekok); The Carenza Jig; In Memoriam Tamas Blum
Brahms Viola Sonata in E flat, Op 120 No 2 Repeated Sunday lpm


Presented By: Fiona Talkington.
Viola: Tabea Zimmermann
Piano: Bach Viola
Unknown: Kurtag Nepdalfele
Unknown: Andras Mihaly
Unknown: Ferenc Berenyi
Unknown: Tamas Blum
Unknown: Brahms Viola Sonata

: BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Strauss Symphonic Poems Lars Anders Tomter (viola), conductor Ion Marin
The first in a week of programmes exploring the symphonic poems of Richard Strauss. Presented by Louise Fryer. Strauss Don Juan, Op 20 Waltor. Viola Concerto
Shostakovich Symphony No 5


Viola: Lars Anders Tomter
Conductor: Ion Marin
Unknown: Richard Strauss.
Presented By: Louise Fryer.

: Making Tracks

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


Presented By: Angellica Bell
Presented By: Adrian Dickson.

: Stage and Screen

Tommy Pearson presents his selection of recent releases and award winners from the world of film music.
ADDRESS: Stage and Screen, Room 220, Broadcasting House. Queen Margaret Drive. Glasgow. G12 8DG EMAIL: stageandscreen@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty presents a selection of music, arts news and reviews.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
A St David's Day celebration recorded two days ago at St David's Hall, Cardiff. Presented by Donald Macleod.
Elizabeth Connell , Susan Bullock and Natalie Christie (sopranos), Pamela Helen Stephen and Sara Fulgoni (mezzos), Kim Begley (tenor), Peter Mattei (baritone),
Matthew Best (bass), David Goode (organ), City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus and Youth Chorus, Bristol Choral Society, Chorus of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, BBC National Chorus and Orchestra of Wales, conductor Richard Hickox Strauss Festival Prelude, Op 61
Mahler Symphony No 8 (Symphony of Thousand)


Presented By: Donald MacLeod.
Presented By: Elizabeth Connell
Presented By: Susan Bullock
Sopranos: Natalie Christie
Sopranos: Pamela Helen
Sopranos: Sara Fulgoni
Tenor: Kim Begley
Tenor: Peter Mattei
Bass: David Goode
Conductor: Richard Hickox

: Night Waves

Sarah Dunanttalks to director Todd Haynes about his new film Far from Heaven-an homage to Douglas Sirk 's 1950s melodrama All That Heaven Allows.


Unknown: Sarah Dunanttalks
Director: Todd Haynes
Unknown: Douglas Sirk

: Late Junction

Verity Sharp 's late-night mix includes the street fado of Dona Rosa , 16th-century lullabies sung by Montserrat Figueras and a preview of the new album from Algerian singer SouadMassi.


Unknown: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Dona Rosa
Sung By: Montserrat Figueras

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain.
Ravel Piano Concerto in G 12.30 Lassus
Gratia Sola Dei 12.35 Sibelius Masonic
Ritual Music, Op 113
1.00 Enescu String Quartet No 2, Op 22 Debussy String Quartet in G minor
Ravel String Quartet in F 2.30 Chausson Poeme de I 'Amour et de la Mer, Op 19


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.

: BBC Schools

3.00 Numbertime 3.15 Numbertime
3.35 Hopscotch 3.50 Hop, Skip and Jump
4.05 Stop, Think, Wonder 4.20 Scottish Resources 10-12 4.40 Scottish
Secondary: Intermediate 2 History

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