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: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore.
6.15 Gluck Semiramis
Tafelmusik, conductor Bruno Weil
6.40 Martinu Three Czech Dances Clinton-Narboni Duo (pianos)
7.00 Korngold Cello Concerto
Julius Berger , North West German PO, conductor Werner Andreas Albert
7.40 Borodin Symphony No 3 in A minor Gothenburg SO, conductor NeemeJarvi
8.00 Mendelssohn Overture: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage
LSO, conductor Claudio Abbado
8.40 Britten Four Sea Interludes (Peter Grimes ) Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Takuo Yuasa


Unknown: Gluck Semiramis
Conductor: Bruno Weil
Unknown: Julius Berger
Conductor: Werner Andreas Albert
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Unknown: Peter Grimes
Conductor: Takuo Yuasa

: Composer of the Week: Bellini

Giuditta Pasta was regarded as the greatest soprano in Europe. She met Bellini in the summer of 1827 and became the foremost interpreter of his heroines. Donald Macleod traces the relationship between composer and diva. Son Geloso; Final Scene (La Sonnambula)
Bavarian Radio Chorus, Munich Radio Orchestra, conductor Marcello Viotti Casta Diva (Norma)
Milan La Scala Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Tullio Serafin
Norma (Act 2, Scene 1)
LSO, conductor Richard Bonynge


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Conductor: Marcello Viotti
Conductor: Tullio Serafin
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Amina: Edita Gruberova (soprano)
Elvino: José Bros (tenor)
Rodolfo: Roberto Scandiuzzi (bass)
Norma: Maria Callas (soprano)
Norma: Joan Sutherland (soprano)
Adalgisa: Marilyn Home (mezzo)
Clotilde: Yvonne Minton (mezzo)

: CD Masters

With Rob Cowan.
Rossini La Calunnia e un Venticello
(II Barbiere di Siviglia, Act 1)
FyodorChaliapin (bass), orchestra conducted by Rosario Bourdon
10.06 Schubert Symphony No 8 in B minor, (Unfinished) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Thomas Beecham
10.30 Borodin Khan Konchak 's Aria (Prince Igor, Act 2) FyodorChaliapin (bass), orchestra conducted by Albert Coates
10.36 Listener Request:
Bartok Violin Concerto No 2
Andre Gertler , Czech PO, conductor Karel Ancerl
11.14 Malashkin 0 Could I in Song Tell My Sorrow FyodorChaliapin (bass), orchestra conducted by Eugene Goossens Clark The Blind Ploughman
FyodorChaliapin (bass), orchestra conducted by Rosario Bourdon
11.21 Handel Largo (Serse, Act 1) Mischa Elman (violin), Hubert Dawson (organ)


Unknown: Rob Cowan.
Conducted By: Rosario Bourdon
Conductor: Thomas Beecham
Conductor: Borodin Khan Konchak
Conducted By: Albert Coates
Unknown: Andre Gertler
Conductor: Karel Ancerl
Conducted By: Eugene Goossens
Conducted By: Rosario Bourdon
Conducted By: Handel Largo
Violin: Mischa Elman
Violin: Hubert Dawson

: Morning Performance

Artist in Focus: Janet Baker
Brian Kay talks to the distinguished mezzo about her career and musical passions. With recordings from the BBC archives. Berlioz Les Nuits d'Eté, Op 7
With the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini
Wolf Italienisches Liederbuch (excerpts) With John Shirley Quirk (baritone) and Steuart Bedford (piano)
Elgar Angel's Farewell (The Dream of Gerontius) Three Choirs Festival Chorus, Choirs of Worcester, Hereford and Gloucester Cathedrals,
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Andrew Davis


Unknown: Janet Baker
Talks: Brian Kay
Conducted By: Carlo Maria Giulini
Conducted By: Wolf Italienisches Liederbuch
Baritone: John Shirley Quirk
Piano: Steuart Bedford
Conductor: Andrew Davis

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Another chance to hear a recital recorded last year in the Bridgewater Hall,
Manchester, introduced by Petroc Trelawny . KungsbackaTrio: Malin Broman (violin), Jesper Svedberg (cello),
Simon Crawford-Phillips (piano)
Haydn Piano Trio in E flat, H XV 29
Dvorak Piano Trio in B flat, Op 21


Introduced By: Petroc Trelawny
Violin: Malin Broman
Cello: Jesper Svedberg
Piano: Simon Crawford-Phillips

: BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Romantic Concertos
Another concerto by a 19th-century composer whose work is currently being revived. Henry Litolff 's virtuoso demands on the pianist rival those of Liszt. Presented by Sarah Walker.
Cecil Coles From the Scottish Highlands Conductor Martyn Brabbins
Lrtolff Concerto Symphonique No 5 in C minor Peter Donohoe (piano), conductor Andrew Litton
Franck Symphony in D minor Conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk


Unknown: Henry Litolff
Presented By: Sarah Walker.
Presented By: Cecil Coles
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Piano: Peter Donohoe
Conductor: Andrew Litton
Conductor: Franck Symphony
Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk

: Making Tracks

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


Presented By: Angellica Bell
Presented By: Adrian Dickson.

: Music Restored

Lucie Skeaping introduces a concert given by Concerto Cristofori, featuring music by Italian composers who flourished during the golden age of the Renaissance.


Introduces: Lucie Skeaping

: In Tune

With Sean Rafferty.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty.

: Performance on 3

The RLPO is joined by the 15-year-old virtuoso Chloe Hanslip for a rare performance of Max Bruch 's Third Violin Concerto, in a concert recorded earlier this year in the Philharmonic Hall. Chloe Hanslip (violin),
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Gerard Schwarz
Haydn Symphony No 103 in E flat (Drum Roll)
Bruch Violin Concerto No 3 in 0 minor Sibelius Symphony No 4
Wagner Prelude: Die Meistersingervon Nurnberg


Unknown: Chloe Hanslip
Unknown: Max Bruch
Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
Unknown: Meistersingervon Nurnberg

: Night Waves: Landmarks

Philip Dodd launches a new strand in which writers, artists, film-makers and musicians discuss in depth one of the great cultural landmarks. The first subject is Carol Reed 's classic film of Graham Greene 's The Third Man (1949), starring Orson Welles.


Unknown: Philip Dodd
Unknown: Carol Reed
Unknown: Graham Greene
Unknown: Orson Welles.

: The Wire

Tree Full of Monkeys
A song cycle for characters who have a desire for orderwhen bombarded by chaos. Written and performed by poet
Simon Armitage with sound by zoviet*france and singers Paula Sims and Em Whitfield. Director Kate Rowland


Unknown: Simon Armitage
Singers: Paula Sims
Singers: Em Whitfield.
Director: Kate Rowland

: Late Junction

Verity Sharp 's selection includes choral music by Maurice Durufle and French organ music played on an Austrian instrument in Scotland. Plus a Noche en Madrid with Argentinian avant-garde bandoneonist Fernando Samalea , and the chanson-fused hip-hop of Kad Achouri.


Unknown: Verity Sharp
Music By: Maurice Durufle
Unknown: Fernando Samalea

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain. Dvorak Piano Trio in E minor, Op 90 (Dumky) 12.40
Lotti Sonata in F for two oboes, bassoon and continuo (Echo-Sonate) 12.50 Sweelinck Psalm 23: Mon Dieu Me Paist
1.00 Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in D minor Liszt, arr Reuss Concerto
Pathétique in E minor2.00 Bruckner Te Deum in C 2.25 Beethoven Quintet in E flat for piano and wind, Op 16
2.50 Bach Goldberg Variations, BWV988
4.05 Barber Adagio for Strings, Op 11
4.15 John Tavener Today the Virgin
4.20 Groneman Flute Sonata in E minor
4.30 Hannikainen At a Fountain
4.40 Sibelius Rnlandia 4.45 Vivaldi
Sonata in C for oboe, violin and continuo, RV779 5.00 Lisinski Overture: Porin
5.10 WH Squire Tarantella 5.20 Telemann Fantasia No 8 in E minor 5.25 Willaert
A la Fontaine du Prez 5.35 De Fesch Violin
Concerto in C minor, Op 5 No 5
5.40 JM Kraus String Quartet No 4 in D


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Lotti Sonata
Unknown: Bruckner Te Deum
Unknown: Bach Goldberg
Unknown: John Tavener

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