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: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore.
Humperdinck Sleeping Beauty (excerpts) Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Karl Anton Rickenbacher
6.30 Respighi Concerto a 5 Neil Black (oboe), Graham Ashton
(trumpet), Ingolf Turban (violin), Stephen Williams (double bass), Ian Watson (piano), English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Marcello Viotti
7.00 Krommer Oboe Quartet No 1 in C Paul Goodwin (oboe), Terzetto
7.45 Falla Suite Populaire Espagnole
Elizabeth Sellars (violin), Len Vorster (piano)
8.00 Schubert Overture in the Italian Style, D591 English Sinfonia, conductor Charles Groves
8.45 Tippett Fantasia on a Theme of Handel Howard Shelley (piano),
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, conductor Richard Hickox


Conductor: Karl Anton Rickenbacher
Oboe: Neil Black
Oboe: Graham Ashton
Violin: Stephen Williams
Bass: Ian Watson
Conductor: Marcello Viotti
Oboe: Paul Goodwin
Violin: Elizabeth Sellars
Violin: Len Vorster
Conductor: Charles Groves
Conductor: Tippett Fantasia
Conductor: Richard Hickox

: Composer of the Week: Dvorak

Donald Macleod explores the music associated with Dvorak's numerous visits to England.
Eja, Mater, Fons Amoris (Stabat Mater , Op 58) Bavarian Radio Chorus and Symphony Orchestra, conductor Rafael Kubelik
The Spectre's Bride (excerpts)
Eva Urbanova (soprano), Ludovit Ludha (tenor), Ivan Kusnjer (bass-baritone), Prague Philharmonic Choir,
Prague Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jiri Belohlavek
Symphony No 7 in D minor (3rd and 4th mvts) Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Mariss Jansons
Cello Concerto in B minor (1st mvt) Mstislav Rostropovich ,
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Herbert von Karajan


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Stabat Mater
Conductor: Rafael Kubelik
Soprano: Eva Urbanova
Soprano: Ludovit Ludha
Tenor: Ivan Kusnjer
Conductor: Jiri Belohlavek
Conductor: Mariss Jansons
Unknown: Mstislav Rostropovich
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

: CD Masters

With Rob Cowan.
Beethoven German Dances, WoO8
(excerpts) Vienna Symphony Orchestra, conductor Hermann Scherchen
10.15 Bach The Art of Fugue, BWV1080: Contrapunctus 9 (alia Duodecima) Berlin Bach Academy, director Heribert Breuer (organ) Contrapunctus 10 (alia Decima) Charles Rosen (piano)
10.23 Glazunov Ballet: The Seasons,
Op 67Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Yevgeni Mravinsky
10.49 Bach, orch Scherchen The Art of Fugue, BWV1080: Contrapunctus 11 CBC Toronto Chamber Orchestra, conductor Hermann Scherchen
11.03 KA Hartmann Symphony No 6 Frankfurt Radio Orchestra, conductor Hermann Scherchen


Unknown: Rob Cowan.
Conductor: Hermann Scherchen
Director: Heribert Breuer
Piano: Charles Rosen
Conductor: Yevgeni Mravinsky
Conductor: Hermann Scherchen
Conductor: Hermann Scherchen

: Morning Performance

Ninth London International String Quartet Competition
Stephanie Hughes presents highlights from the final day of the first round of the competition, from the Royal Academy of Music. Which six string quartets of the 11 that played in the first round will make it to the semi-finals?


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

The first in a series of eight recitals from the Waterfront Hall in Belfast. Austrian violinist Ernst Kovacic plays music by Robert and Clara Schumann , accompanied by David Owen Norris on a piano by Wilhelm Wieck of Dresden that once belonged to Clara Schumann. Presented by Philip Hammond. Schumann Violin Sonata No 1 in A minor, Op 105
Clara Schumann Three Romances, Op 22 Schumann Violin Sonata No 2 in D minor, Op 121


Violinist: Ernst Kovacic
Violinist: Clara Schumann
Accompanied By: David Owen Norris
Unknown: Wilhelm Wieck
Unknown: Clara Schumann.
Presented By: Philip Hammond.

: BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
D Rumon Gamba conducts a special live edition from St David 's Hall in Cardiff, featuring a work by BBC NOW's composer-in-association, Michael Berkeley. Presented by Sarah Walker.
Rlmsky-Korsakov Russian Easter Festival Overture
Messiaen Les Offrandes Oubliées Michael Berkeley Viola Concerto Steven Burnard
Prokofiev Symphony No 6


Unknown: Rumon Gamba
Unknown: St David
Unknown: Michael Berkeley.
Presented By: Sarah Walker.
Unknown: Steven Burnard

: Choral Evensong

r Live from Manchester Cathedral.
Introit: Crucifixus Etiam pro Nobis(Lotti). Responses (plainsong). Office Hymn: Sing, My Tongue, the Glorious Battle
(Range Lingua). Psalm 102 (Goss, Buck). First Reading: Wisdom 1, wl6-end; 2, vl, wl2-22. Canticles: The Short
Service (Byrd). Second Reading: Luke 22, w54-71. Anthem: Crucifixus pro Nobis
(Leighton). Final Hymn: When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (Rockingham).
Organ Voluntary: Crucifixion (Symphonie-Passion, Op 23, 3rd mvt) (Dupre). Organist and master of the choristers Christopher Stokes. Sub-organist Jeffrey Makinson.


Unknown: Crucifixus Etiam
Unknown: Christopher Stokes.
Unknown: Jeffrey Makinson.

: In Tune

With Sean Rafferty.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty.

: Belief

Joan Bakewell talks to artists and thinkers about what they believe and why. 3: The artist Ahmed Moustafa.


Talks: Joan Bakewell
Artist: Ahmed Moustafa.

: Performance on 3

BBC Philharmonic
A concert recorded earlier this week at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester. Presented byPetrocTrelawny.
John Lill (piano), conductor VassilySinaisky Bach , arr Elgar Fantasia and Fugue in C minor, BWV537
Britten Piano Concerto
Elgar Symphony No 1 in A flat


Piano: John Lill
Conductor: Vassilysinaisky Bach

: Night Waves: Undercurrents

Paul Allen presents a live debate exploring the ideas that underpin today's stories.


Unknown: Paul Allen

: Late Junction

Fiona Talkington 's selection includes the whole of Miles Davis 's 1969 album In A
Silent Way, which redefined whatjazz was and set its direction for years to come.
Davis's selection of musical collaborators reads like a "who's who" of electric jazz-Herbie Hancock , Chick Corea , Joe Zawinul , John McLaughlin ,
Wayne Shorter , Dave Holland and Tony Williams.


Unknown: Fiona Talkington
Unknown: Miles Davis
Unknown: Herbie Hancock
Unknown: Chick Corea
Unknown: Joe Zawinul
Unknown: John McLaughlin
Unknown: Wayne Shorter
Unknown: Dave Holland
Unknown: Tony Williams.

: Through the Night

With John Shea.
Kalman Wenn Es Abend Wird (GraHn Mariza) 12.10 Verdi String Quartet in E minor 12.35 Wieniawski Violin Concerto No 2 in D minor, Op 22 1.00 Organ music by Scheidt, Valeri, Galuppi, Beethoven and Boely. 1.55Caldara Vi Sento, 0 Dio ... Di Quel Sangue (La Passione di Gesu Cristo)
2.05 Dvorak Symphony No 3 in E flat
2.40 Schumann Davidsbundlertanze , Op 6
3.10 Bartok For Children, Book 1 (excerpts)
3.15 Franz Doppler Fantaisie Pastorale Hongroise, Op 26 3.25 Mozart String
Quartet in G, K38 7 3.55 Hummel Rondo in B minor, Op 109 4.05 Meder
Symphony, Op 1 No 4 4.20 Ravel Jeux d'Eau 4.30Catalani Ebben?.. NeAndro
Lontana (La Wally) 4.35 Verdi Ballet
Music: Otello 4.40 Pachelbel Jauchzet dem Her rn 4.50 Pandolfi Mealli Violin Sonata, Op 3 No 6 (La Sabbatina)
5.00 Haapalainen Overture: Lemminkainen
5.05 Brahms Schaffe in Mir, Gott, ein
Rein Herz, Op 29 No 2 5.15 Mozart Piano
' Sonata in B flat, K281 5.25 Wagner 0 Du
Mein Holder Abendstern (Tannhauser)
5.30 Madetoja Night Star
5.35 Richard Rodney Bennett Aubade
5.45 Anon Saltarello
5.50 Traditional Armenian sacred music


Unknown: John Shea.
Unknown: Di Quel Sangue
Unknown: Schumann Davidsbundlertanze
Unknown: Hummel Rondo

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