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: Chopin

Mazurka in B minor, Op 33 No 4
5.15 Vivaldi Concerto Grosso in D minor, RV565 (L 'EstroArmonico) 5.30 Gluck Dance of the Blessed Spirits (Orfeo ed
Euridice) 5.40 Nino Rota Bassoon Concerto

: Morning on

With Penny Gore.
Quantz Concerto in G for two flutes
6.45 Poulenc Thème Varie
7.00 Haydn Piano Trio in E, HXV29
7.45 Wagner Overture: Tannhauser
8.00 Ravel Jeux d'Eau
8.45 Walton Coronation March: Crown

: Composer of the Week: Prokofiev: 5: Fifty Years On

Donald Macleod is joined by Russian music expert David Fanning to look at Prokofiev's current reputation: how the reception of some key works has been affected by the composer's attitude towards the Soviet regime during his lifetime and the vagaries of the Stalinist stance towards him. They also look at the performers and conductors who have championed his music in recent years.

Cantata for the 20th Anniversary of the October Revolution (excerpts) - Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi

Semyon Kotko (Act 3) (excerpts) - Kirov Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Valeri Gergiev

Suite: The Year 1941 - USSR Ministry of Culture State Symphony Orchestra, conductor Gennadi Rozhdestvenksy


Presenter: Donald MacLeod
Guest: David Fanning
Conductor (Cantata for the 20th Anniversary of the October Revolution): Neeme Jarvi
Conductor (Semyon Kotko): Valeri Gergiev
Lyubka (Semyon Kotko): Ekaterina Solovleva (soprano)
Khivrya (Semyon Kotko): Olga Markova-Mihailenko (contralto)
Sofya (Semyon Kotko): Tatiana Pavlovskaya (soprano)
Conductor (Suite: The Year 1941): Gennadi Rozhdestvenksy

: CD Masters

With Rob Cowan.
Gluck, arr Kreisler Melodie
Kreisler Recitative and Scherzo-caprice, Op 6 Henryk Szeryng (violin), Charles Reiner (piano)
10.09 Strayhom Take the 'A' Train Ellington Isfahan (Far East Suite) Duke Ellington Orchestra
10.17 Mozart Piano Quartet in E flat, K493 George Szell (piano), Budapest Quartet
10.40 Handel Ha! Die Treulose Gattin
(Rodelinda, Act 1) Gerhard Husch (baritone), South German RSO, conductor Carl Leonhardt
10.44 Ellington Sonnet for Sister Kate; Half the Fun (Such Sweet Thunder) Duke Ellington Orchestra
10.52 Wolf Italian Serenade
Budapest Quartet
10.59 Wagner Die Walkure (Act 1, Scene 3)
NBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor ArturoToscanini


Unknown: Rob Cowan.
Unknown: Kreisler Melodie
Violin: Henryk Szeryng
Piano: Charles Reiner
Piano: George Szell
Unknown: Treulose Gattin
Baritone: Gerhard Husch
Conductor: Carl Leonhardt
Siegfried: Laurltz Melchior (tenor)
Sieglinde: Helen Traubel (soprano)

: Morning Performance

Echoes of Zion
Lucie Skeaping presents a miscellany of Jewish and Jewish-inspired works, including string music by the 17th-century Italian composer Salamone Rossi , Yiddish songs from Europe and from London's East End performed at the 2002 Spitalfields
Festival by the ensemble Alva, choral music by Israeli composer Paul Ben-Haim , and Shostakovich's tribute to Jewish tradition, the song-cycle From Jewish Folk Poetry. Plus the conclusion of the Shabbaton
Choir's Midnight Selichot Service.


Unknown: Salamone Rossi
Unknown: Paul Ben-Haim

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Live from the 18th Century
A concert of classical chamber masterpieces for piano and wind, played on period instruments, given at the Charles Avison Society's festival in Newcastle upon Tyne. Plus keyboard improvisations on themes submitted by the audience. Introduced by Stephanie Hughes. Frank de Bruine (obue), Antony Pay
(clarinet), Danny Bond (bassoon), Anthony Halstead (horn), Robert Levin (fortepiano) Beethoven Horn Sonata in F. Op 17
Mozart Quintet in E flat for piano and wind, K452


Introduced By: Stephanie Hughes.
Introduced By: Frank de Bruine
Clarinet: Danny Bond
Bassoon: Anthony Halstead
Horn: Robert Levin

: BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Strauss Symphonic Poems Amanda Roocroft (soprano), conductor Martyn Brabbins
Shakespeare's tale of cursed ambition is given dramatic interpretation in Strauss's earliest symphonic poem. By contrast, the Four Last Songs are works of the composer's twilight years. Presented by Louise Fryer.
Strauss Macbeth , Op 23; Four Last Songs Beethoven Symphony No 3 in E flat (Eroica)


Soprano: Amanda Roocroft
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Presented By: Louise Fryer.
Presented By: Strauss MacBeth

: Making Tracks

Music for younger listeners.

: Jazz Legends: Art Farmer

Julian Joseph and Brian Priestley introduce recordings of the late trumpet and flugelhorn master.
Selections include Farmer's Market with tenor saxophonist Wardell Gray, 'Scuse
These Bloos with fellow trumpeter Clifford Brown, Whisper Not with the Jazztet, and Ad Finitum from Farmer's 1965 album Sing Me Softly of the Blues.


Presenter: Julian Joseph
Presenter: Brian Priestley

: In Tune

With Sean Rafferty.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty.

: Performance on 3

Fhe celebrated young British pianist rreddyKempf performs at Cheltenham Fown Hall, presented by Chris de Souza. rreddyKempf (piano),
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Tadaaki Otaka
Wagner Prelude: Die Meistersingervon Nurnberg
Rachmaninov The Rock, Op 7
8.00 Twenty Minutes: The Cloud and the Crag Graham Fawcett examines Rachmaninov's unacknowledged indebtedness to the Chekhov short story On the Road for his orchestral fantasy The Rock. With readings from the story by Robert Powell and Claire Price.
8.20 Brahms Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat


Presented By: Chris de Souza.
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Unknown: Crag Graham Fawcett
Story By: Robert Powell

: Night Waves

Richard Coles talks to Richard Powers , whose novel The Time of Our Singing tackles the theme of race in modern America.


Talks: Richard Coles
Unknown: Richard Powers

: Andy Kershaw

Music producer Adrian Sherwood takes over the controls this week to oversee a session by Little Axe-the blues 'n' beats band fronted by guitarist Skip McDonald.


Producer: Adrian Sherwood
Guitarist: Skip McDonald.

: Jazz on 3

Acoustic Ladyland. The first of a new occasional session feature focusing on young, upcoming acts. London-based Acoustic Ladyland use Jimi Hendrix 's compositions as a launch-pad to Coltraneinfluenced post-bop improvisations. The group is led by saxophonist Pete Wareham , with Tom Herbert (bass), Tom Cawley
(piano) and Seb Rochford (drums). And Jez Nelson reviews the best new CD releases.


Unknown: Jimi Hendrix
Unknown: Pete Wareham
Bass: Tom Herbert
Bass: Tom Cawley
Bass: Seb Rochford
Bass: Jez Nelson

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain. Berlioz Overture:
King Lear Mahler Kindertotenlieder
PM Marques y Garcia Symphony No 4 in E
2.20 Granados 12 Spanish Dances, Op 37
3.15 Juan Vasquez Mi Mal de Causa Es
3.20 Haydn String Quartet in B flat, Op 71 No 1 3.40 Aulis Sallinen The Age of Iron, Op 55 4.10 Grieg Lyric Pieces: Evening in the Mountains; At the Cradle 4.20 Veracinl Largo 4.30 Elek Huzella Rhapsody
4.40 JV Meder Wie Murren Denn die Leut
4.50 Telemann Trumpet Concerto in D
5.00 FX Sterkel Duet No 2 for violas
5.10 Lalo Two Aubades 5.20 Quantz Duet for flutes, (Op 2) 5.30 Janos Vajda Duo for violin and cello 5.40 Schubert Heiss Mich
Nicht Reden, D8 7 7 No 2; Kennst Du das Land, D321 5.50 T Giordano Sonata in A for two cellos, Op 18


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.

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