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: David Popper

Hungarian Fantasy, Op 68
5.10 Handel Trio Sonata in F, Op 2 No 4
5.30 Pergolesi Violin Sonata in G
5.45 Debussy Prélude a I'Apres-midid'un Faune

: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore.
Delius Dance Rhapsody No 1
6.45 Nielsen Maskarade (excerpts)
7.00 Bach Violin Sonata No 6 in G, BWV1019
7.30 Bernstein Three Dance Episodes from "On The Town"
8.00 Pisendel Violin Concerto in D
8.30 Falla Nights in the Gardens of Spain

: Composer of the Week: Prokofiev

2: Revolution in the Air. Donald Macleod looks at how the earth-shaking events that took place in Russia during 1917 affected the work of Prokofiev. With a few exceptions, most of the pieces the young Russian composed around this turbulent time - including masterpieces such as the Classical Symphony- are devoid of evidence of revolutionary turmoil, even though the composer went into exile.
Five Poems of Anna Akhmatova , Op 27 Victoria Yektodieva (soprano), Yuri Serov (piano)
Visions Fugitives, Op 22 (excerpts) Nikolai Demidenko (piano) Violin Concerto No 1
Gil Shaham (violin), London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andre Previn Symphony No 1 (Classical)
Chamber Orchestra of Europe, conductor Claudio Abbado See Prokofiev Evening, 7.30pm


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Anna Akhmatova
Soprano: Victoria Yektodieva
Piano: Yuri Serov
Piano: Nikolai Demidenko
Violin: Gil Shaham
Conductor: Andre Previn
Conductor: Claudio Abbado

: CD Masters

With Rob Cowan.
Corelli, arr Kreisler Sonata in D minor,
Op 5 No 12 (La Follia) Ida Haendel (violin), Geoffrey Parsons (piano)
10.14 Tchaikovsky, arr Ellington
Arabesque Cookie (Nutcracker Suite) Duke Ellington Orchestra
10.21 Grieg String Quartet in G minor, Op27 Budapest Quartet
10.56 Ellington Ko-Ko
Mills/Ellington/Tizol Caravan Duke Ellington Orchestra
11.02 Listener Request: Bartok Rhapsody, Op 1 Geza Anda (piano), Berlin RSO, conductor Ferenc Fricsay


Unknown: Rob Cowan.
Piano: Geoffrey Parsons
Piano: Geza Anda
Conductor: Ferenc Fricsay

: Morning Performance

Echoes of Zion
Lucie Skeaping introduces music from the Sephardic tradition, which, from its origins in medieval Spain, spread throughout southern Europe, the Balkans and north Africa. Performances include concert recordings by the ensembles Joglaresa and Alva made respectively at the 2002 Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music, London, and at Spitalfields Festival,
London, and by Lucie Skeaping 's own group, Burning Bush. Plus more of the Midnight Selichot Service sung by the Shabbaton Choir.


Unknown: Lucie Skeaping

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Chris de Souza presents a recital recorded at Symphony Hall in Birmingham. Nash Ensemble
Strauss String Sextet (Capriccio)
Brahms String Sextet No 1 in B flat, Op 18

: BBC Orchestras

BBC Symphony Orchestra: Strauss Symphonic Poems
Presented by Louise Fryer.
Ravel Valses Nobles et sentimentales
Debussy, arr Adams Le Livre de Baudelaire Christopher Maltman (baritone), conductor Thierry Fischer
Strauss Don Quixote , Op 35
Norbert Blume (viola), Mischa Maisky (cello), conductor Andrew Davis Ravel Don Quichotte a Dulcinée Christopher Maltman (baritone), conductor Thierry Fischer


Presented By: Louise Fryer.
Conductor: Thierry Fischer
Conductor: Strauss Don Quixote
Viola: Norbert Blume
Viola: Mischa Maisky
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Conductor: Ravel Don Quichotte
Baritone: Christopher Maltman
Conductor: Thierry Fischer

: Making Tracks

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


Presented By: Angellica Bell
Presented By: Adrian Dickson.

: Voices

Waterworld. lain Burnside introduces songs that explore the aquatic world of water sprites, mermaids, and fishermen seduced into the watery depths. Includes songs by Schubert Wolf , and Britten.


Songs By: Schubert Wolf

: In Tune

With Sean Rafferty.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty.

: Prokofiev Evening

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Prokofiev's death, Gerard McBurney presents an evening of speech and music thatgoes behind the mask of this enigmatic composer. Leading Prokofiev specialists and interpreters, including
Mstislav Rostropovich, Vladimir Ashkenazy and Valeri Gergiev, provide their own views of the composer, punctuated by classic Russian performances of his music.

7.35 Prokofiev Visions Fugitives, Op 22 Performed by the Composer

7.50 The Exile Years
David Huckvale looks at Prokofiev's exile in the west, from 1917, where he became one of the most influential composers in Europe and the USA for his astringent modernist scores.

8.15 The Fiery Angel (excerpt) Soloists, Kirov Orchestra, conductor Valeri Gergiev

8.35 Prokofiev on Stage and Screen
Prokofiev biographer David Nice traces the composer's life in the theatre and cinema, including his collaborations with Diaghilev, Meyerhold and Eisenstein.

9.00 Romeo and Juliet (Act 2, final scene)
Kirov Orchestra, conductor Valeri Gergiev

9.20 Piano Sonata No 7 Sviatoslav Richter

9.45 Prokofiev and the Russian Performing Tradition
Rob Cowan looks at the great performing tradition that sprang up in Russia around Prokofiev.

10.10 Prokofiev Symphony No 5
Leningrad PO, conductor Yevgeni Mravinsky

10.50 Back in the USSR
Prokofiev settled in the USSR in 1936 at the height of Stalin's terror. Gerard McBurney, with the help of David Nice, historians Robert Service and Gerald Smith, musicologist Marina Frolova-Walker, composer Dmitri Smirnov and the composer's son Sviatoslav, asks what prompted his return at that time.

11.15 Working with Prokofiev
Cellist Mstislav Rostropovich recalls the time he spent with the ailing composer, helping him rework his cello concerto into the Symphony-Concerto, soon after the cripplingly restrictive Soviet cultural policy was implemented in 1948.

11.25 Symphony-Concerto (lstmvt)
Mstislav Rostropovich (cello), USSR State SO, conductor Israel Gusman

11.40 War and Peace (scenes 12 and 13)
Soloists, Bolshoi Theatre Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Alexander Melik-Pashayev
Producers Adam Gatehouse, Tony Sellors, Mark Lowther, Clive Portbury and Bo van der Meulen


Unknown: Gerard McBurney
Unknown: Mstislav Rostropovich
Unknown: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Unknown: Valeri Gergiev
Unknown: David Huckvale
Conductor: Valeri Gergiev
Unknown: David Nice
Conductor: Valeri Gergiev
Unknown: Rob Cowan
Conductor: Yevgeni Mravinsky
Unknown: Gerard McBurney
Unknown: Gerald Smith
Musicologist: Marina Frolova
Unknown: Dmitri Smirnov
Unknown: Mstislav Rostropovich
Cello: Mstislav Rostropovich
Conductor: Alexander Melik-Pashayev
Producers: Adam Gatehouse
Producers: Tony Sellors
Producers: Mark Lowther.
Producers: Clive Portbury

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain.
Mendelssohn Overture: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage
12.15 Schubert Piano Sonata in C, D840
12.40 Diepenbrock Come Raggio di Sol
12.40 Hans Gal Serenade, Op 46
1.00 Music from Renaissance Spain by Victoria, Guerrero, Morales and others.
2.10 Beethoven String Quartet in G, Op 18 No 2 2.35 Mozart Le Nozze di Figaro (excerpts)


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.

: 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

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