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: Morning on 3

With Martin Handley.
Sibelius The Swan of Tuonela
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Paavo Jarvi
6.40 Haydn String Quartet in D,
Op 50 No 6 (Frog) Juilliard Quartet
7.00 Faure L 'Horizon Chimérique, Op 118 Jonathan Lemalu (bass-baritone), Roger Vignoles (piano)
7.30 D Scarlatti Stabat Mater
BBC Singers, conductor John Poole
8.00 Mozart Symphony No 29 in A, K201 English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Benjamin Britten
8.45 Bizet Petite Suite
Bastille Orchestra, conductor Myung-Whun Chung


Unknown: Martin Handley.
Conductor: Paavo Jarvi
Bass-Baritone: Jonathan Lemalu
Piano: Roger Vignoles
Unknown: Scarlatti Stabat Mater
Conductor: John Poole
Conductor: Benjamin Britten
Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung

: Sunday Live

Chris de Souza presents highlights from recent concerts around Europe. His guest at around 10.00 is the composer and conductor Guy Woolfenden.
Zelenka Sinfonia Prague Philharmonia, conductor Jiri Belohlavek
9.40 Ravel Suite: Ma Mère !'Oye Iceland Symphony Orchestra, conductor Gilbert Varga
10.30 Haydn Sinfonia Concertante in B flat, HI 105 Erik Larsen (oboe), Per Hannisdal (bassoon), Jon Gjesme (violin), Bjorn Solum (cello),
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Raphael Fruhbeck de Burgos
11.15 Enescu Romanian Rhapsody No 1 Romanian National Radio Orchestra, conductor Horia Andreescu
11.35 Stravinsky The Rite of Spring Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen
Email your comments to: sunday.live@bbc.co.uk


Conductor: Guy Woolfenden.
Conductor: Jiri Belohlavek
Conductor: Gilbert Varga
Oboe: Erik Larsen
Bassoon: Jon Gjesme
Cello: Bjorn Solum
Conductor: Raphael Fruhbeck de Burgos
Conductor: Horia Andreescu
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen

: lebrecht. live

Has Anglo-French Culture "Conc'd" Out?
Once a month, Norman Lebrecht hosts a provocative and contentious debate on a thorny, current issue within the arts and contemporary culture. Here's another chance to hear last Wednesday's programme, which considered the poor state of cultural relations between Britain and France in the wake of the demise of Concorde - the great symbol of cross-channel co-operation - and with political relations in deep-freeze over the Iraq war. Where are the new mediators of cultural dialogue? Can the entente ever be restored to its former cordiality? Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Norman Lebrecht

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Another chance to hear last Monday's concert from the Wigmore Hall in London. Presented by Fiona Talkington. John Lill (piano)
Beethoven Piano Sonata in D, Op 10 No 3; Piano Sonata in C, Op 53 (Waldstein) Repeated from Monday


Presented By: Fiona Talkington.
Piano: John Lill

: BBC Legends

Mstislav Rostropovich. Stephen Johnson 's final trawl through the BBC Archive for works by the great Russian cellist, pianist and conductorfishes up performances of Tchaikovsky, and Shostakovich's Second Cello Concerto.


Unknown: Mstislav Rostropovich.
Unknown: Stephen Johnson

: Private Passions

Repeat of yesterday 12 noon

: Brian Kay's Light Programme

Brian Kay presents another selection of light classics.


Unknown: Brian Kay

: Discovering Music

Ivan Hewett uncovers the secrets of Tchaikovsky's enchanting string sextet
Souvenir de Florence, Op 70, written after the composer's visit to the city in 1890. Musical illustrations are performed by Lucy Gould and Clare Hayes (violins), David Adams and Fiona Bonds (violas), and William Schofield and Alice Neary (cellos). See tomorrow 7.30pm


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Unknown: Lucy Gould
Violins: Clare Hayes
Violins: David Adams
Violins: Fiona Bonds
Violins: William Schofield
Violins: Alice Neary

: Sunday Feature: Another Country

A series of four personal journeys.
1: Poet in the Bush. In this intimate portrait of Australia's best-known poet, Les Murray, the" bard of Bunyah", shows us around his beloved home town in New South Wales, and muses about his harsh upbringing on a dairy farm, his mother's tragic death, and how words became an obsession when he first spelled out "golden syrup" from the front of a tin. His wife, Valerie, remembers the difficulties of their courtship and reflects upon the impact on their lives Oftheirson'S autism. Producer Kate McAll


Producer: Kate McAll

: Drama on 3

Oroonoko, or the History of the Royal Slave
Biyi Bandele 's irreverent dramatisation and reinterpretation ofthe novel of 1688 by Aphra Behn , the first western woman to earn her living from writing. It's the passionate love story of an enslaved African prince, inspired by a man the author met on a youthful trip to Surinam.
Music composed byjuwon Ogungbe Musicians Nii Tagoe and Sam Maitland Producer/director Claire Grove


Unknown: Biyi Bandele
Unknown: Aphra Behn
Unknown: Sam Maitland
Director: Claire Grove
Oroonoko: David Oyelowo
Princess Imoinda: Nadine Marshall
Lady Onola: Anni Domingo
Akogun: Ray Shell
Chief Orombo: Wale Ojo
Kabiyesi: Burt Caesar
Aboan: Maynard Eziashi
Otman: Ben Onwukwe
Captain Stanmore: Rod Arthur
MrByam: Martin Hyder
MrTrefry: Ian Masters

: Choirworks

Presented by Paul Guinery. Elgar Oratorio: The Apostles
Huddersfield Choral Society, BBC
Philharmonic, conductor Martyn Brabbins


Presented By: Paul Guinery.
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Angel: Mary Plazas (soprano)
Virgin Mary: Mary Plazas (soprano)
Mary Magdalene: Jean Rigby (mezzo)
John: John Daszak (tenor)
Judas: Paul Whelan (baritone)
Peter: Christopher Purves (bass)
Jesus: William Dazeley (bass)

: Schubert

Augustin Dumay (violin), Gerard Causse (viola), Jian Wang (cello)
Schubert String Trio in B flat, D4 71


Violin: Augustin Dumay
Violin: Gerard Causse
Viola: Jian Wang

: Between the Ears

Those from Below. A soundscape of voices, songs and stories of marginalised and silenced peoples from around the world, interweaving recordings collected by writer and activist Katharine Ainger over five years spent documenting the experiences of people affected by economic globalisation. Producer Megan Jones


Unknown: Katharine Ainger
Producer: Megan Jones

: Mixing It

Mark Russell and Robert Sandall introduce another eclectic selection of new music, including a studio session from New York avant-rock band Black Dice.


Unknown: Mark Russell
Unknown: Robert Sandall

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe.

Handel Trio Sonata in C minor, Op 2 No la

12.20 Bach Lute Suite in E minor, BWV996

12.35 J Eckhard Piano Sonata in F minor, Op 1 No 3

1.00 Papandopulo By the Grave of the Beauty, Op 39; Dodolice; Noonday Symphony

2.05 Sullivan Suite: The Tempest

2.35 Walton Cello Concerto

3.00 Nielsen Symphony No 4 (Inextinguishable)

3.35 Schumann Fantasy in C, Op 17

4.10 Bruckner Ave Maria; Christus Factus Est; Locus Iste

4.30 G Gabrieli In Ecclesiis

4.40 K Forster Sonata a 7

4.45 Hellendaal Cello Sonata, Op 5 No 5

5.00 Maurice Greene Organ Voluntary No 1

5.10 Dedekind Der Herr ist Mein Hirte

5.20 Ravel, arr Gillet Piece en Forme de Habanera

5.25 Rene Eespere Sub Specie Quietatis

5.35 Madetoja Kullervo, Op 15

5.50 Puccini Che Gelida Manina (La Boheme)

5.55 Offenbach Barcarolle (The Tales of Hoffmann)


Presenter: Susan Sharpe

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