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: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore.
6.10 Beethoven Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat AndrasSchiff (piano), Dresden
Staatskapelle, conductor Bernard Haitink
6.40Smetana Vysehrad (Ma Vlast) Dresden Staatskapelle, conductor Paavo Berglund
7.00 Vivaldi Concerto in G minor for Strings, RV156 The English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
7.35 Mozart A Musical Joke, K522 Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
8.00 Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No 3 in Eflat, Op 75 Werner Haas (piano), Monte-Carlo Opera Orchestra, conductor Eltahu Inbal
8.45 Turina Ritmos Castile and Leon SO, conductor Max Bragado Darman


Conductor: Bernard Haitink

: Composer of the Week: Bellini

In 1827 the 26-year-old composer arrived in Milan, where he met his future librettist. Felice Romani. Donald Macleod tells the story of this tempestuous relationship.
Un Ritratto ?... Sventurato il Cor Che Fida (La Straniera) Joan Sutherland (soprano), Richard Conrad (tenor), LSO, conductor Richard Bonynge
Amo edAmata lo Sono (Zaira)
Geoffrey Mitchell Choir,
Philharmonia, conductor David Parry Final Scene (I Capuleti e i Montecchi)
Bavarian Radio Chorus, Munich Radio Orchestra, conductor Roberto Abbado Finale (Beatrice di Tenda)
Beatrice Joan Sutherland (soprano) Ambrosian Opera Chorus,
LSO, conductor Richard Bonynge


Unknown: Felice Romani.
Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Soprano: Joan Sutherland
Tenor: Richard Conrad
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Conductor: David Parry
Conductor: Roberto Abbado
Soprano: Joan Sutherland
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Zaira: Yvonne Kenny (soprano)
Fatima: Lynne Dawson (soprano)
Romeo: Eva Mel (mezzo)
Juliet: Vessellna Kasarova (soprano)
Capellio: Umberto Chiummo (bass)
Lorenzo: Simone Alberghini (bass)

: CD Masters

With Rob Cowan.
Listener Request: Wagenaar
Overture: Cyrano de Bergerac, Op 23 Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Willem Mengelberg
10.14 Ibert Chansons de Don Quichotte FyodorChaliapin (bass), orchestra conducted by the Composer
10.29 Schubert Symphony No 4 in C minor, (Tragic) Berlin Philharmonic
Orchestra, conductor Herbert von Karajan
10.58 Arkhangelsky
Creed (Liturgica Domestica, Op 79) FyodorChaliapin (bass),
Paris Russian Metropolitan Church Choir, conductor Nikolai Afonsky
11.03 Beethoven, arr
Gielen Grosse Fuge in B flat, Op 133 South West German RSO, conductor Michael Gielen


Unknown: Rob Cowan.
Conductor: Willem Mengelberg
Conductor: Nikolai Afonsky
Unknown: Gielen Grosse Fuge
Conductor: Michael Gielen

: Morning Performance

Artist in Focus: Janet Baker
With Brian Kay.
Schubert Die Junge Nonne , D828; Das Rosenband, D280;AufdemSee, D543; Blumenlied, D431
With Graham Johnson (piano) Mahler Das Lied von der Erde
With John Mitchinson (tenor), BBC
Northern SO, conductor Raymond Leppard


Unknown: Janet Baker
Unknown: With Brian Kay.
Unknown: Junge Nonne
Piano: Graham Johnson
Tenor: John Mitchinson
Conductor: Raymond Leppard

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Chris de Souza with another concert in a series from Symphony Hall in Birmingham. Anthony Marwood (violin), Kyoko Hashimoto (piano)
Bach Violin Sonata in E, BWV1016
Schumann Violin Sonata No 2 in D minor


Unknown: Chris de Souza
Violin: Anthony Marwood
Piano: Kyoko Hashimoto

: BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Romantic Concertos
Haydn Wood's Piano Concerto won him acclaim at the time of its composition, but it was later forgotten and languished for more than 50 years before the making of the recording heard today. Presented by Sarah Walker.
Haydn Symphony No 44 in E minor
(Trauersinfonie) Conductor Nan Volkov Haydn Wood Piano Concerto
Hamish Milne , conductor Martyn Brabbins Kenneth Leighton Symphony No 1 Conductor Martyn Brabbins


Presented By: Sarah Walker.
Conductor: Nan Volkov
Piano: Haydn Wood
Conductor: Hamish Milne
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Conductor: Kenneth Leighton Symphony
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins

: Making Tracks

Music for younger listeners.

: Voices

Mezzo Bernarda Fink and Roger Vignoles (piano) with a recital of Schubert songs, including Gretchen am Spinnrade, D118; Ganymed, D544; Suleika 1, D720; Die Junge Nonne , D828; DerWinterabend, D938; /m Fruhling, E882 and An Silvia , D891. Introduced by lain Burnside .


Unknown: Bernarda Fink
Piano: Roger Vignoles
Unknown: Junge Nonne
Unknown: An Silvia
Introduced By: Lain Burnside

: In Tune

With Sean Rafferty.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty.

: Performance on 3

In the Works
A monthly series that explores the inner workings of masterpieces of 20th-century orchestral repertoire. Alban Berg 's Violin Concerto was dedicated "to the memory of an angel". Alan Hall deciphers the influences on the work from Berg's own life and from the political atmosphere of the day, with the help of musicologists and musicians, including violinist Daniel Hope , Douglas Jarman ,
Rosemary Moravec of the Austrian National Library and Regina Busch of the Berg Edition.
8.15 Berg Violin Concerto
Anne-Sophie Mutter, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conductor James Levine.


Unknown: Alban Berg
Unknown: Alan Hall
Violinist: Daniel Hope
Violinist: Douglas Jarman
Violinist: Rosemary Moravec
Violinist: Regina Busch
Conductor: James Levine.

: Love Sacred and Love Profane

Ronald Corp conducts the BBC Singers in a programme of music celebrating divine love and earthly pleasures. Pablo Casais 0 Vos Omnes
Grieg Ave Maris Stella Kodaly Miserere
Hoist Nunc Dimittis; Bring Us in Good Ale RL Pearsall Lay Garland
Ronald Corp Heraclitus; I Strove with None Ciro Pinsuti In This Hour of Softened Splendour
W Stemdale Bennett Come Live with Me Antonin Tucapsky Nunc Est Bibendum


Unknown: Pablo Casais
Unknown: Ciro Pinsuti
Unknown: Antonin Tucapsky

: Night Waves

Richard Coles and guests discuss
Russian Ark, Alexsandr Sokurov 's film that charts Russian historythrough events at the Hermitage in St Petersburg.


Unknown: Richard Coles
Unknown: Alexsandr Sokurov

: Late Junction

Featuring Thomas Tallis ' 40-voice epic
Spem in Alium, sonatas for prepared piano by John Cage , and trance music from
Vietnam. Plus court music from Java and a canon for computer that's best heard through headphones. With Verity Sharp.


Unknown: Thomas Tallis
Unknown: John Cage
Unknown: Verity Sharp.

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain.

J.B. Forqueray Sarabande: La daubone

12.10 Leonhardt Lechner Deutsche Spruche von Leben und Tod

12.25 Clara Schumann Piano Trio in G minor, Op 17

12.55 Brahms Meine Liebe 1st Grun

1.00 Schutz St Matthew Passion

1.55 D Scarlatti Six keyboard sonatas

2.20 Schubert Symphony No 6 in C

2.55 Chopin Cello Sonata in G minor, Op 65

3.30 Bartok Divertimento for strings

3.50 Handel Recorder Sonata in C, Op 1 No 7

4.10 Bizet L'Arlesienne: Suite No 1

4.30 Mendelssohn Hora Est

4.40 Vivaldi Concerto in C for strings, RV114

4.50 Berlioz Hungarian March (The Damnation of Faust)

5.00 Buxtehude Passacaglia in D minor, Bux WV161

5.05 Gotovac Dance of Grief and Dignity from the Mountain Dinara

5.15 Glinka Where Is Our Rose?

5.25 Tchaikovsky Fantasy Overture: Romeo and Juliet

5.50 Weelkes When David Heard


Presenter: Jonathan Swain

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