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: Schumann

Overture: Die Braut von
Messina 5.10 Brahms Fest-und
Gedenkspruche, Op 109 5.20 Mozart Sonata in D for two pianos, K381
5.30 Telemann Trio Sonata in Ffor recorder, viola da gamba and continuo
5.45 Milhaud, arr Kain Scaramouche


Unknown: Brahms Fest-Und
Unknown: Mozart Sonata
Unknown: Kain Scaramouche

: Morning on 3

Penny Gore. Dvorak Sonatina in G Itzhak Perlman
(violin), Samuel Sanders (piano)
6.30 Strauss Oboe Concerto
Alex Klein , Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conductor Daniel Barenboim
7.00 Schumann Marchenbilder , Op 113
Nobuko Imai (viola), Martha Argerich (piano)
7.30 Prokofiev Sarcasms, Op 17 Frederic Chiu (piano)
8.00 Satie Parade New London
Orchestra, conductor Ronald Corp
8.30 Mozart Piano Concerto No 16 in D, K451 Andras Schiff ,
Salzburg Mozarteum Camerata
Academica, conductor SandorVegh


Unknown: Penny Gore.
Violin: Itzhak Perlman
Violin: Samuel Sanders
Unknown: Alex Klein
Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
Conductor: Schumann Marchenbilder
Viola: Nobuko Imai
Viola: Martha Argerich
Piano: Frederic Chiu
Unknown: Andras Schiff

: Composer of the Week: Prokofiev

4: Joy and Despondency
Donald Macleod explores the later years of Prokofiev. Immediately afterthe Second World Warthe composerwas feted as the Soviet Union's premier composer, only to be denounced a couple of years later in a Stalinist witchhunt, with many of his works suddenly banned from public performance. However, he was able to take solace in his friendships with two great Russian musicians, pianist
Sviatoslav Richter and the young cellist Mstislav Rostropovich.
War and Peace (Act 1 Scene 1) Yelena Prokina (soprano), Svetlana Volkova
(mezzo), Alexander Gergalov (baritone),
Kirov Orchestra, conductor Valeri Gergiev Piano Sonata No 9, Op 103 Murray McLachlan
Departure (Winter Bonfire, Op 122) New London Orchestra, conductor Ronald Corp
Symphony-Concerto, Op 125 (3rd mvt) Mstislav Rostropovich (cello), LSO, conductor Seiji Ozawa


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Pianist: Sviatoslav Richter
Unknown: Mstislav Rostropovich.
Soprano: Yelena Prokina
Soprano: Svetlana Volkova
Baritone: Alexander Gergalov
Conductor: Valeri Gergiev
Conductor: Ronald Corp
Cello: Mstislav Rostropovich
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa

: CD Masters

With Rob Cowan.
Listener Request: Handel Ombra mai Fu (Serse, Act 1) Fritz Wunderlich (tenor), Bavarian State Orchestra, conductor Hans MCiller-Kray
10.04 Beethoven String Quartet in F, Op 59 No 1 (Razumovsky) Budapest String Quartet
10.44 Listener Request: Strauss Till Eulenspiegels Lustige Streiche Staatskapelle Berlin conducted bythe Composer
10.59 Ellington Black , Brown and Beige (Parts 4-6) Mahalia Jackson (voice), Ray Nance (violin), Duke Ellington Orchestra
11.15 Rossini Pas de Six; Soldiers' Dance (William Tell) NBC Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Arturo Toscanini


Unknown: Rob Cowan.
Unknown: Handel Ombra
Tenor: Fritz Wunderlich
Conductor: Hans McIller-Kray
Unknown: Ellington Black
Unknown: Mahalia Jackson
Violin: Ray Nance
Unknown: Rossini Pas
Conductor: Arturo Toscanini

: Morning Performance

Echoes of Zion
Lucie Skeaping introduces music by Jewish composers in America, including: HugoWelsgall Four Choral Etudes Schoenberg Kol Nidre
BBC Singers, conductor Avner Itai ,
Bloch Baal Shem Clara Cernat (violin), Thierry Huillet (piano)
Bernstein Symphony No 1 (Jeremiah) BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leonard Slatkin
Plus more from the Shabbaton Choir's
Midnight Selichot Service.


Conductor: Avner Itai
Piano: Thierry Huillet
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

German cellist Alban Gerhardt and pianist
Steven Osborne perform a work by Brett Dean , commissioned by the Royal
Philharmonic Society and Radio 3 as part of the BBC New Generation Artists scheme. Recorded in the BridgewaterHall,
Manchester. Presented by Petroc Trelawny . Brett Dean Huntington 's Eulogy
Brahms Cello Sonata No 1 in E minor, Op 38


Unknown: Alban Gerhardt
Pianist: Steven Osborne
Unknown: Brett Dean
Presented By: Petroc Trelawny
Presented By: Brett Dean

: BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales: Strauss Symphonic Poems Viviane Hagner (violin), conductor Christian Gansch
Strauss embraces the philosophy of Nietzsche in Also Sprach Zarathustra. First performed in 1896 and dedicated to the 20th century, this monumental work came to represent an even more distant future when it was used as the theme of Stanley Kubrick's film 2001: a Space Odyssey.
Presented by Louise Fryer.
Bartok Divertimento for string orchestra Schmidt Intermezzo: Notre Dame (Act 1) Bruch Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor Strauss Also Sprach Zarathustra


Violin: Viviane Hagner
Conductor: Christian Gansch
Presented By: Louise Fryer.
Presented By: Bartok Divertimento

: Making Tracks

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


Presented By: Angellica Bell
Presented By: Adrian Dickson.

: Music Restored

The Itinerant Dowland
Lucie Skeaping looks back on the career and music of the melancholy Elizabethan lutenistJohn Dowland. Including his cycle Lachrimae, or Seaven Teares as well as a selection of his songs and lute pieces.


Unknown: Seaven Teares

: In Tune

With Sean Rafferty.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty.

: Performance on 3

Beethoven Sonata Cycle
Artur Pizarro begins his complete cycle of Beethoven's piano sonatas, to be performed in a series of concerts at
London's St John's, Smith Square. Presented by Sarah Walker.
Beethoven Piano Sonatas: in F minor,
Op 2 No 1; in C minor, Op 13 (Pathétique); in G, Op 14 No 2; in B flat, Op 22
This series continues next Thursday at 7.30pm


Unknown: Artur Pizarro
Presented By: Sarah Walker.

: BBC Philharmonic

Conductor Sachio Fujioka
Yoshimatsu Ode to Birds and Rainbow


Conductor: Sachio Fujioka

: Night Waves

Philip Dodd presents another edition of the arts and ideas programme.


Unknown: Philip Dodd

: The Wire

Like Jude by Linda Marshall-Griffiths .
A writer struggles to tell a story and finds that her own ghosts keep getting in the ink and writing between the lines, and she can't do anything to stop them.
Music by Oily Fox Director Nadia Molinari


Unknown: Linda Marshall-Griffiths
Music By: Oily Fox
Director: Nadia Molinari
Woman: Tanla Levey
George: Annie Faulds
Kid: Anna Hedges
Young Jude: Amy Cheetham
Ethan: Michael Begley
Frank: Michael Begley
Boy: Michael Begley
Mother: Barbara Marten

: Late Junction

Verity Sharp previews the Radio 3 Awards for World Music compilation album, plays prepared piano music by John Cage and samples the new album from Iraqi oud player Ahmed Mukhtar.


Unknown: Verity Sharp
Music By: John Cage
Unknown: Ahmed Mukhtar.

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain.
Milhaud Ballet: La Création du Monde
12.25 Martinu Studies and Polkas, Book 3
12.35 Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 5 in D, BWV1050 1.00 Prokofiev Scythian Suite, Op 20 Martinu Oboe Concerto Stravinsky Le Sacre du Printemps
2.15 Robert Hacomplaynt Salve Regina
2.30 Bach Violin Sonata No 1 in G minor, BWV1001 2.45 Nicolaus Bruhns
Jauchzet dem Herren alle Welt


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Bach Brandenburg
Unknown: Nicolaus Bruhns
Unknown: Jauchzet Dem Herren

: BBC Schools

3.00 Revisewise 3.30 Maths Challenge
3.45 Music for Dance 4.05 Drama
Workshop 4.20 Dance Workshop
4.40 Music Workshop

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