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: Kodaly

Viennese Clock; Entrance of the Emperor and his Courtiers (HaryJanos)
5.10 Handel Gentle Morpheus, Son of Night (Alceste) 5.20 Bach Piano Concerto in F minor, BWV1056 5.30 JM Kraus Symphonie Funebre in C minor
5.55 Dufay Rondeau Donnes l'Assault

: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore. J Strauss (son)/Josef Strauss Pizzicato Polka Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Willi Boskowsky
6.40 Chopin Variations on "La Ci Darem la Mano', Op2 Emanuel Ax (piano),
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, conductor Charles Mackerras
7.00 Haydn Overture: Lo Speziale Dresden Staatskapelle, conductor Giuseppe Sinopoli
7.45 Kodaly Dances of Marosszek Budapest Festival Orchestra, conductor Ivan Fischer
8.00 Balakirev Islamey Yefin Bronfman (piano)
8.35 Lalo Namouna: Suite No 1 Detroit Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paul Paray


Conductor: Willi Boskowsky
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Conductor: Giuseppe Sinopoli
Conductor: Ivan Fischer
Piano: Yefin Bronfman
Conductor: Paul Paray

: Composer of the Week: Prokofiev

3: Return to the Motherland. After nearly 20 years of life abroad, Prokofiev decided to move back to Russia for good. Donald Macleod surveys the years following
Prokofiev's return to Soviet Russia and how the regime of Joseph Stalin affected both his life and music.
Russian Overture, Op 72
Philharmonia, conductor NeemeJarvi
The Chatterbox (Three Songs for Children, Op 68) Victoria Yektodieva (soprano), Yuri Serov (piano)
Alexander Nevsky (excerpts) Linda Finnie (mezzo),
Royal Scottish National Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi Romeo and Juliet (Act 1) (excerpts) Cleveland Orchestra, conductor Lorin Maazel
Violin Sonata No 1, Op 80 (lstmvt) David Oistrakh , Frida Bauer (piano)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Joseph Stalin
Soprano: Victoria Yektodieva
Piano: Yuri Serov
Piano: Alexander Nevsky
Unknown: Linda Finnie
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Unknown: David Oistrakh
Piano: Frida Bauer

: CD Masters

With Rob Cowan.
Listener Request:
Delius Daybreak ; By the River (Florida Suite) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Thomas Beecham
10.19 Traditional, arr Burleigh Deep
River Dvorak Festival Orchestra of New
York, conductor Steven Richman
10.22 Ellington Harlem Suite Duke Ellington Orchestra
10.39 Brahms String Quartet in B flat, Op 67 Budapest Quartet
11.14 Porter Night and Day (The Gay Divorcee)
Richard Tauber (tenor), unnamed orchestra
11.18 Listener Request: Chopin
Impromptu No 1 in A flat, Op 29; Waltz in A flat, Op 42
Magda Tagliaferro (piano)


Unknown: Rob Cowan.
Unknown: Delius Daybreak
Conductor: Thomas Beecham
Conductor: Steven Richman
Tenor: Richard Tauber
Piano: Magda Tagliaferro

: Morning Performance

Echoes of Zion Lucie Skeaping 's selection today focuses on music with roots in central and eastern
Europe, including choral works by Herman Berlinski and Kurt Weill performed by the BBC Singers, Bloch's Schelomo performed by cellist Mischa Maisky , excerpts from works by Mahler and Jacob Weinberg , and Yiddish and Klezmer music performed by Lucie Skeaping herself with her ensemble the Burning Bush. Plus another instalment of the Shabbaton
Choir's Midnight Selichot Service.


Unknown: Zion Lucie Skeaping
Unknown: Herman Berlinski
Unknown: Kurt Weill
Unknown: Mischa Maisky
Unknown: Jacob Weinberg
Unknown: Lucie Skeaping

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Facets of Brahms Martin Handley introduces another concert recorded in 2001 at the Djanogly Recital Hall, Nottingham, exploring the facets of Brahms's musical personality. Gould Piano Trio: Lucy Gould (violin),
Martin Storey (cello), Benjamin Frith (piano) Clara Schumann Piano Trio in G minor, Op 17
Brahms Piano Trio No 2 in C, Op 87


Introduces: Brahms Martin Handley
Violin: Lucy Gould
Cello: Martin Storey
Cello: Benjamin Frith

: BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic: Strauss Symphonic Poems
Conductor Gianandrea Noseda
Strauss's Death and Transfiguration is based on the composer's own vision of death as a great transcendent experience. Mahler's Fifth Symphony takes a similar journey from darkness into light. Introduced by Louise Fryer.
Strauss Tod und Verklarung Mahler Symphony No 5


Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
Introduced By: Louise Fryer.
Introduced By: Strauss Tod

: Making Tracks

Music foryounger listeners, presented by Angellica Bell and Adrian Dickson.


Presented By: Angellica Bell
Presented By: Adrian Dickson.

: Choral Evensong for Ash Wednesday

Live from St John's College, Cambridge.
Responses: Ebdon. Psalm: 51 (Miserere Mei) (Allegri). First Reading: Joel 2, wl2-17. Antiphon: Non in Solo Pane. Canticles:
Short Service (Farrant). Second Reading: Matthew 6, wl6-21. Anthem: Nelrascaris Domine (Byrd). Hymn: Forty Days and Forty Nights (Aus derTiefe). Organ Voluntary: Aus Tieter Not Schrei Ich zu Dir, BWV686 (Bach). Director of music Christopher Robinson. Organist John Robinson.


Unknown: Schrei Ich
Organist: Christopher Robinson.
Organist: John Robinson.

: In Tune

With Sean Rafferty.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty.

: Performance on 3

r Verity Sharp presents a concert live from the Portsmouth Guildhall. The pastoral world of Vaughan Williams 's Rhapsody contrasts with the taught dialogues of Beethoven's Third Piano Concerto -with one of Britain's rising stars as the soloist. Ashley Wass (piano), Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paul Daniel
Vaughan Williams Norfolk Rhapsody No 1 Beethoven Piano Concerto No 3 in C minor
8.20 Twenty Minutes: The Englishness of Nikolaus Pevsner
Professor Ian Christie of Birkbeck College, London, revisits the 1955 BBC Reith
Lectures given by art historian Nikolaus Pevsner on The Englishness of English
Art, long thought lost, but tapes of which have recently been found.
8.40 Vaughan Williams Symphony No 4


Unknown: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Conductor: Paul Daniel
Unknown: Nikolaus Pevsner
Unknown: Ian Christie
Unknown: Nikolaus Pevsner

: Night Waves

The entire collected fiction of Bruno Schulz , who was murdered by the Nazis in 1942, fits into two slim volumes, yet he is considered one of the great writers of the 20th century. Paul Allen considers
Schulz's extraordinary life and work.


Unknown: Bruno Schulz
Unknown: Paul Allen

: Late Junction

Verity Sharp presents a selection of music with a south Asian theme, including British Asian band the State of Bengal, Indian classical singer Rashid Khan , and remixes of Indian traditional music by Algerian DJ Cheb i Sabbah.


Unknown: Verity Sharp
Singer: Rashid Khan

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain.
Chopin Nocturne in E minor, Op 72 No 1
12.10 Poulenc Oboe Sonata
12.25 Szymanowski Symphony No 4
12.50 Kuula Sinfonia , Op 60 (Jupiter)
1.00 Haydn Piano Sonata in E, H XVI 22; Beethoven Piano Sonata in B flat, Op 22; 15 Variations and a Fugue on a Theme in E flat, Op 35 (Eroica) 2.05 Tchaikovsky Symphony No 4 in F minor 2.45 Weber Clarinet Concertino in E flat, Op 26


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Kuula Sinfonia

: BBC Schools

3.00 Together 3.15 Time and Tune
3.35 Words Alive 3.50 Listen and Write
4.10 Megamaths 4.25 First Steps in Drama
4.40 School Plays

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