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: Morning on 3

With Sandy Burnett.
Mozart Serenade in D, K239 (Serenata Notturna) Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
6.55 Tchaikovsky Swan Lake, Act 1 (Finale) National PO, conductor Richard Bonynge
7.00 Chopin Polonaise in A, Op 40 No 1 Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
7.30 Bach Cantata No 105: Herr, Gene Nicht ins Gericht mit Deinem Knecht Ghent Collegium Vocale Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Philippe Herreweghe
8.00 Berlioz Overture: Le Corsaire
Montreal SO, conductor Charles Dutoit
8.30 Ravel Cinq Mélodies Populaires Grecques Michael Schade (tenor), Malcolm Martineau (piano)


Unknown: Sandy Burnett.
Unknown: Mozart Serenade
Unknown: St Martin
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Conductor: Chopin Polonaise
Piano: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Piano: Malcolm Martineau

: Composer of the Week:Luigi Boccherini

(1743-1805). 1: This week
Donald Macleod looks at the life and work of the composerwho has been dubbed the "wife of Haydn", perhaps because of the similarity of Boccherini's style to that of his contemporary, as well as to the pervasive charm of his music. Cello Sonata in C, Gl 7
Richard Lester and David Watkin (cellos) Cello Concerto in D, G479
Mstislav Rostropovich , Zurich Collegium Musicum, conductor Paul Sacher
Symphony in C, Op 3 No 1
Academia Montis Regalis Baroque
Orchestra, director Luigi Mangiocavallo Producer Gwawr Owen


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Richard Lester
Cellos: David Watkin
Unknown: Mstislav Rostropovich
Conductor: Paul Sacher
Producer: Gwawr Owen

: CD Masters

With Rob Cowan. Featuring a selection of Bach concertos and performances by Vladimir Horowitz.
Rossini Overture: The Barber of Seville
Berlin RIAS Symphony Orchestra, conductor Ferenc Fricsay
10.08 Czerny Variations on Rode's "La Ricordanza Vladimir Horowitz (piano)
10.17 Musorgsky Dawn over the Moscow River (Khovanshchina) Leningrad PO, conductor Yevgeni Mravinsky
10.24 Debussy Etude No 11 (Pourles Arpèges Composes); L 'Isle Joyeuse Vladimir Horowitz (piano)
10.34 Eigar Variations on an Original
Theme, Op 36 (Enigma) BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor ArturoToscanini
11.04 Bach Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV1041 London Symphony Orchestra Strings, conductor Isaac Stern (violin)
11.20 Scriabin Vers la Flamme
Vladimir Horowitz (piano)


Unknown: Rob Cowan.
Unknown: Vladimir Horowitz.
Conductor: Ferenc Fricsay
Piano: Vladimir Horowitz
Piano: Musorgsky Dawn
Conductor: Yevgeni Mravinsky
Piano: Vladimir Horowitz
Conductor: Isaac Stern
Piano: Vladimir Horowitz

: Morning Performance

Berlioz and the Romantic Imagination
Berlioz's imagination is legendary, but was he truly visionary orjust wildly eccentric? This week Christopher Cook dips into the music of Berlioz and his contemporaries and talks to historian Simon Schama about the spirit of French Romanticism. Spontini Overture: La Vestale BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Barry Wordsworth
Schubert Der Wanderer an den Mond,
D870 Jonathan Lemalu (bass-baritone), Roger Vignoles (piano)
Beethoven Overture: Leonora No 2
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andre de Ridder
Mehul Overture: Joseph BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Nicholas Kok Berlioz Irlande , Op 2 (excerpts)
Lisa Milne (mezzo), lain Burnside (piano) Rossini Overture: The Siege of Corinth
BBC Concert Orchestra/Barry Wordsworth Weber Konzertstuck Paul Lewis (piano),
BBCSO, conductor Tadaaki Otaka Berlioz Overture: Waverley BBC
Philharmonic, conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Simon Schama
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Conductor: Schubert Der Wanderer
Bass-Baritone: Jonathan Lemalu
Piano: Roger Vignoles
Conductor: Andre de Ridder
Conductor: Nicholas Kok
Conductor: Berlioz Irlande
Unknown: Lisa Milne
Piano: Paul Lewis

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Live from the Wigmore Hall in London.
Presented by Fiona Talkington. Skampa Quartet
Mozart String Quartet in C, K157 Beethoven String Quartet in C Sharp minor, Op 131 Repeated on Sunday


Presented By: Fiona Talkington.

: BBC Orchestras

BBC Symphony Orchestra - Prokofiev in Concert
A second week of programmes to mark the 50th anniversary of Prokofiev's death begins with the Third Symphony. Presented by Louise Fryer.
Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio Espagnol Sarasate Zigeunerweisen , Op 20
Ravel Tzigane Leonidas Kavakos (violin), conductor Leonard Slatkin
Stravinsky Songofthe Nightingale Conductor Andrey Boreyko Prokofiev Symphony No 3 Conductor Vassily Sinaisky


Presented By: Louise Fryer.
Presented By: Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio Espagnol
Presented By: Sarasate Zigeunerweisen
Violin: Leonidas Kavakos
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
Conductor: Stravinsky Songofthe Nightingale
Conductor: Andrey Boreyko
Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky

: Making Tracks

Music foryounger listeners, presented by Angellica Bell and Adrian Dickson.


Presented By: Angellica Bell
Presented By: Adrian Dickson.

: Stage and Screen

Edward Seckerson , in conversation with Sheridan Morley , marks the 30th anniversary of the death of Noël Coward. ADDRESS: Stage and Screen. Room 220. Broadcasting House. Queen Margaret Drive , Glasgow, G12 8DG EMAIL: stageandscreen@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Edward Seckerson
Unknown: Sheridan Morley
Unknown: Queen Margaret Drive

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty with music and arts news.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

Belcea Quartet
A recital by the Wigmore Hall's quartet-in-residence, with Isabelle van Keulen (viola) and Thomas Carroll (cello). Strauss Prelude: Capriccio
Mozart String Quartet in C, K465 (Dissonance)
Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence, Op 70


Viola: Isabelle van Keulen
Viola: Thomas Carroll

: BBC Singers

Elizabeth Poole (soprano), Andrew Murgatroyd (tenor),
Symphony of Harmony and Invention, conductor Harry Christophers
Handel Chandos Anthem No 11: Let God
Arise, HWV256


Soprano: Elizabeth Poole
Tenor: Andrew Murgatroyd
Conductor: Harry Christophers
Conductor: Handel Chandos

: Night Waves

As his new play, The Modernists, opens at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, Jeff Noon talks to Phillip Dodd about the impact of the Mods on British culture since the 1950s.


Interviewer: Phillip Dodd
Interviewee: Jeff Noon
Producer: Angharad Law

: Late Junction

Fiona Talkington introduces a session from British singer-songwriter Eddi
Reader. Plus music from Algerian singer Abdelli, Charles Ives , John Coltrane performed by LewTabackin, and a motet by Clemens non Papa.


Introduces: Fiona Talkington
Unknown: Charles Ives
Unknown: John Coltrane

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe.
Mozart Overture: Die Zauberflote
12.10 Koehne Capriccio 12.30 Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms 1.00 Aulin String
Quartet in F Sjorgren Cello Sonata in A, Op 58 Ludvig Norman Piano Sextet in A minor, Op 29 2.15 JH Roman Suite: Royal Wedding Music (excerpts) 2.35 S Rossi
Gia del Volto 2.50 Byrd Goodnight Ground
3.00 4.30 BBC Schools
3.00 Let's Make a Story 3.15 Just Poetry
3.25 Just Poetry 3.35 Let's Sing
4.00 Word Games 4.15 Tales from Europe
4.30 Glanville-Hicks Three Gymnopedies
4.40 Stravinsky Pastorale
4.45 Lauridsen Contre Qui Rose (Les
Chanson des Roses) 4.50 Granados The Maiden and the Nightingale, Op 11 No 4
5.00 Aufschnaiter Overture and Entree:
Serenade No 3 in G minor 5.05
Mozart FourContradanses , K267
5.25 Judenkunig Four Pieces for lute
5.40 CPE Bach Trio Sonata in B minor, Wql43 5.50 Glinka Overture in D


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Stravinsky Pastorale
Unknown: Mozart Fourcontradanses

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