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: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore.
6.15 Schumann Kinderszenen , Op 15 Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
6.35 Tartini Cello Concerto in D
Mstislav Rostropovich , St Paul Chamber Orchestra, conductor Hugh Wolff
7.00 Berlioz Overture: Rob Roy Scottish National Orchestra, conductor Alexander Gibson
7.40 Kodaly Summer Evening Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
8.10 Bach Cantata No 73: Herr, Wie Du Willt , So Schicks Mit Mir, BWV73 Collegium Vocale Ghent, director Philippe Herreweghe
8.40 Britten Scottish Ballad, Op 26
Peter Donohoe and Philip Fowke (pianos), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle


Unknown: Schumann Kinderszenen
Piano: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Unknown: Mstislav Rostropovich
Conductor: Hugh Wolff
Unknown: Rob Roy
Conductor: Alexander Gibson
Unknown: Du Willt
Director: Philippe Herreweghe
Unknown: Peter Donohoe
Conductor: Simon Rattle

: Composer of the Week: Khachaturian: 4: Spectacle

In the fledgeling USSR, cinema became a truly popular art form, partly as a means of propaganda, often using edifying episodes from Russian history. For Khachaturian, both stage and screen were powerful obsessions. He wrote the music for 17 films and 19 plays as well as major ballet scores. Yet he never completed the opera, based on Brecht, that he had begun in the 1950s. Donald Macleod introduces music for the films Pepo (1934), The Battle of Stalingrad (1950), Admiral Ushakov (1953), Othello (1955) and Undying Flame (1956); music for the plays The Widow of Valencia (1940), Masquerade (1941) and Lermontov (1954); and music for the ballet Spartacus (1954).


Introduces: Donald MacLeod

: CD Masters

With Jonathan Swain.
Brahms Alto Rhapsody, Op 53
Aafje Heynis (contralto), Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Eduard van Beinum
10.14 Hindemith Kammermusik ,
Op 24 No 1 (Finale, 1921) Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Chailly
10.30 Wolf Italienisches Liederbuch
(excerpts) Elisabeth Rethberg (soprano), Alexander Kipnis (baritone), Coenraad V Bos (piano)
10.38 Mozart Violin Concerto No 4 in D, K218 Arthur Grumiaux ,
LSO, conductor Colin Davis
11.01 Wolf Italienisches Liederbuch
(excerpts) ErnaBerger (soprano), Hermann Prey (baritone),
Gunther Weissenborn (piano)
11.15 Berlioz Roman Carnival Overture
Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Eduard van Beinum


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Contralto: Aafje Heynis
Conductor: Eduard van Beinum
Conductor: Hindemith Kammermusik
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Soprano: Elisabeth Rethberg
Baritone: Alexander Kipnis
Unknown: Arthur Grumiaux
Conductor: Colin Davis
Soprano: Hermann Prey
Piano: Gunther Weissenborn
Conductor: Eduard van Beinum

: Morning Performance

Bath International Music Festival
With Petroc Trelawny.
Today's programme includes Schubert's String Quartet in D minor, 0810 (Death and the Maiden) performed by the Tokyo Quartet, more from the Iraqi Maqam Ensemble, and jazz from pianist
Stan Tracey and saxophonist Bobby Wellins.


Pianist: Stan Tracey
Unknown: Bobby Wellins.

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

From Studio 1 in Glasgow, Linda Ormiston introduces the Vienna-based string trio Trilogy with Austrian jazz guitarist
Wolfgang Muthspiel in a programme featuring theirown music.
Wolfgang Muthspiel (guitar), Triology: Daisy Jopling and Aleksey Igudesman (violins), Tristan Schulze (cello)
Tristan Schulze Passacaglia, Fugue and Other Things on a Theme of Charlie Parker ; Under Water; That's All Daisy Needs Paco de Lucia El Tempul Daisy Jopling
Hapulaar Wolfgang Muthspiel Tribal Games
Aleksey Igudesman Sleeping Sisters Wolfgang Muthspiel Swords Crossing


Introduces: Linda Ormiston
Guitarist: Wolfgang Muthspiel
Guitar: Wolfgang Muthspiel
Unknown: Daisy Jopling
Violins: Aleksey Igudesman
Violins: Tristan Schulze
Unknown: Charlie Parker
Unknown: Paco de Lucia
Unknown: Daisy Jopling
Unknown: Wolfgang Muthspiel
Unknown: Aleksey Igudesman
Unknown: Wolfgang Muthspiel

: BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - Prokofiev in Concert
Presented by Sandy Burnett.
Beethoven Overture: Coriolan Prokofiev Piano Concerto No 5
Victoria Postnikova , conductor Nan Volkov Strauss Serenade in E flat for 13 wind instruments, Op 7
Conductor Martyn Brabbins
Brahms Symphony No 1 in C minor Conductor Nan Volkov


Presented By: Sandy Burnett.
Conductor: Victoria Postnikova
Conductor: Nan Volkov
Conductor: Strauss Serenade
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Conductor: Nan Volkov

: Making Tracks

With Angellica Bell and Adrian Dickson.


Unknown: Angellica Bell
Unknown: Adrian Dickson.

: Music Restored

The Masque. Lucie Skeaping investigates how this combination of theatre, dance and music developed from its origins in the mummer's pi ay to the Jacobean spectacles at Whitehall and the sophisticated
Restoration works of Dryden and Purcell.


Unknown: Lucie Skeaping

: In Tune

With Sean Rafferty.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty.

: Performance on 3

London Symphony Orchestra
Live at London's Barbican, David Zinman conducts the LSO in a programme of virtuoso orchestral showpieces. Ives Three Places in New England Benjamin Sudden Time
8.10 Twenty Minutes: Democracy in Action Matthew King considers how far music can reflect the character of the political systems in which it is made. With Clive Gillinson of the LSO, composer
George Benjamin and Paul Robertson , leader of the Medici Quartet.
8.30 Ravel Ballet: Daphnis et Chloe


Unknown: David Zinman
Unknown: Matthew King
Unknown: Clive Gillinson
Unknown: George Benjamin
Leader: Paul Robertson

: Night Waves: Landmarks

The monthly series in which Paul Allen and guests celebrate a classic work of art. Producer Zahid Warley


Unknown: Paul Allen
Producer: Zahid Warley

: The Wire

The Enclosure by Fiona Padfield. Maggie has left her bullying husband and is offered support from a neighbour. But now he's bullying her, too. Can she break free from the damaging pattern of bully and victim or or is she doomed to repeat it indefinitely?
Director Alison Hindell


Unknown: Fiona Padfield.
Director: Alison Hindell
Maggie: Kathryn Pogson
Vernon: Russell Gomer
Rupert: William Houston

: Late Junction

Fiona Talkington presents ambient bass textures from Rothko, Sunday preaching from the Golden Gate Quartet in 1938, Brazilian pyrotechnics from Hermeto Pascoal, early English song by Robert Fayrfax , and jazz-influenced Guinean song by Momo Wandel Soumah.


Unknown: Fiona Talkington
Unknown: Robert Fayrfax
Unknown: Momo Wandel Soumah.

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe.
Faure Suite: Dolly 12.20 Milhaud Violin Concerto No 2, Op 263
12.45 CPE Bach Flute Sonata in C, Wq 73
1.00 Hoist Suite: The Planets
1.50 Poulenc Litanies a la Vierge
2.00 Debussy Danseuses de Delphes (Preludes, Book 1) 2.05 Franck Piano Quintet in F minor, Op 34
2.40 L Hofmann Rute Concerto in D
3.00 4.30 BBC Schools
3.00 Word Fun 3.15 Maths Challenge
3.30 Maths Challenge 3.50 Dance Workshop 4.10 Music Workshop
4.30 Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn,
Op 56a (St Antony) 4.50 Grieg Wedding Day at Troldhaugen, Op 65 No 6 5.00 Jamefelt Lyric Overture
5.10 Sainte-Colombe Tombeau des
Regrets (Concerts a Deux Violes Esgales, No 44) 5.20 J Fux Laudate Dominum
5.25 Bach Violin Partita No 3 in E,
BWV1006 (Prelude) 5.30 Spohr Fantasy, Theme and Variations in B minor on a Theme of Danzi, Op 81
5.40 Mielck Finnish Suite, Op 10


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Sainte-Colombe Tombeau

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