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: Morning on 3

With Sandy Burnett.
Respighi The Birds
6.35 Haydn String Quartet in D, Op 64 No 5 (The Lark)
7.00 Byrd Ad Dominum cum Tribularer
7.30 Saint-Saens Carnival of the Animals
8.00 Rossini Sonata a Quattro No 6 in D
8.40 Hoist Oriental Suite: Beni Mora


Unknown: Sandy Burnett.
Unknown: Beni Mora

: Composer of the Week: Tchaikovsky

5: The Show Must Go On
Donald Macleod explores Tchaikovsky's compulsion to write forthe stage, despite achieving only infrequent success. Natalya's Arioso (Oprichnik, Act 1)
Inessa Galante (soprano), Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, conductor Neeme Jarvi
Lensky's Aria (Eugene Onegin , Act 2)
Neil Shicoff (tenor), Orchestre de Paris, conductor Semyon Bychkov
Liturgy of St John Chrysostom (Kyrie
Eleison, Hymn ofthe Cherubim, Credo, Our Father, Blessed Is He Who Comes) Leningrad Glinka Academy Choir, director Vladislav Tchernouchenko Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty, Act 2 (excerpts) Kirov Orchestra, conductor Valeri Gergiev


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Soprano: Inessa Galante
Conductor: Neeme Jarvi
Unknown: Eugene Onegin
Tenor: Neil Shicoff
Conductor: Semyon Bychkov
Unknown: John Chrysostom
Director: Vladislav Tchernouchenko
Conductor: Valeri Gergiev

: CD Masters

With Rob Cowan.
Corelli arr Leonard La Follia Joseph Szigeti (violin), Andor Foldes (piano)
10.14 Verdi Gia nella Notte Densa....
Venga la Morte! (Otello, Act 1)
Maria Caniglia (soprano), Giacomo Lauri -Volpi (tenor), Rome Opera Orchestra, conductor Dino Oliviero
10.25 Weber Symphony No 1 in C, Op 19 Dresden Staatskapelle, conductor Otmar Suitner
10.48 Verdi Vanne ; La Tua Meta Gia Vedo ... Credo in un Dio Crudel (Otello, Act 2) Paul Schoffler (bass-baritone), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler
10.54 Igor Stravinsky Duo Concertante Joseph Szigeti (violin), the Composer (piano)
11.11 Verdi Otello , Act 4 (conclusion) Herva Nelli (soprano), Nan Merriman
(mezzo) Ramon Vinay (tenor), Giuseppe Valdengo (baritone), NBC Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Arturo Toscanini
11.25 Milhaud, arr Levy Saudades do Brasil No 7 (Corcovado) Joseph Szigeti (violin), Kurt Ruhrseitz (piano)


Unknown: Rob Cowan.
Soprano: Maria Caniglia
Soprano: Giacomo Lauri
Conductor: Dino Oliviero
Conductor: Otmar Suitner
Conductor: Verdi Vanne
Bass-Baritone: Paul Schoffler
Conductor: Wilhelm Furtwangler
Conductor: Igor Stravinsky
Violin: Joseph Szigeti
Piano: Verdi Otello
Soprano: Herva Nelli
Soprano: Nan Merriman
Tenor: Ramon Vinay
Tenor: Giuseppe Valdengo
Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Unknown: Levy Saudades
Violin: Joseph Szigeti
Violin: Kurt Ruhrseitz

: Morning Performance

Artist in Focus: Heather Harper
Humphrey Burton talks to soprano
Heather Harper about her involvement in the first performance of Britten's War
Requiem at the new cathedral in Coventry in 1962, and in the gala opening concert of Snape Maltings concert hall in Suffolk.
Handel Ode for St Cecilia's 's Day (excerpt)
With Peter Pears (tenor), English Chamber Orchestra, East Anglian Choirs' Chorus, conductor Benjamin Britten
Beethoven ElegischerGesang , Op.118 With Janet Baker (mezzo),
John Mitchinson (tenor), John Shirley-Quirk (baritone), Martin String Quartet Britten War Requiem (excerpts)
With Peter Pears (tenor), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), John Cooper (organ), Coventry Festival Chorus, Melos
Ensemble, CBSO, conducted by Meredith Davis and the Composer


Unknown: Heather Harper
Talks: Humphrey Burton
Soprano: Heather Harper
Conductor: Benjamin Britten
Conductor: Beethoven Elegischergesang
Unknown: Janet Baker
Tenor: John Mitchinson
Tenor: John Shirley-Quirk
Tenor: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Baritone: John Cooper
Conducted By: Meredith Davis

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Chris de Souza introduces a recital recorded last month as part of this year's Norfolk and Norwich Festival.
Nicholas Daniel (oboe), Vanbrugh Quartet Britten Phantasy Quartet, Op 2
Prokofiev String Quartet No 1, Op 50 Bax Oboe Quintet


Introduces: Chris de Souza
Oboe: Nicholas Daniel

: BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic - Prokofiev in Concert The Prokofiev season concludes. Presented by Sarah Walker.
Shostakovich Film Score: The Man with a Gun
Kabalevsky Piano Concerto No 3, Op 50 (Youth) Kathryn Stott , conductor VassilySinaisky
Prokofiev Ballet: The Tale of the Stone Flower, Acts 3 and 4 Conductor Gianandrea Noseda


Presented By: Sarah Walker.
Conductor: Kathryn Stott
Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda

: Making Tracks

With Angellica Bell and Adrian Dickson. (R)


Unknown: Angellica Bell
Unknown: Adrian Dickson.

: Jazz Legends

Eric Dolphy. Julian Joseph profiles the composer and multi-instrumentalist who was born 75 years ago today. Selections include Gazzelloni from his 1964 masterpiece Out to Lunch, recorded four months before his death aged 36.


Unknown: Eric Dolphy.
Unknown: Julian Joseph

: In Tune

With Sean Rafferty


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

BBC Philharmonic
Conductors Martyn Brabbins and Peter Maxwell Davies share the programme for the opening concert of this year's
St Magnus Festival on Orkney, live from the Pickaquoy Centre, Kirkwall. Presented by Piers Burton-Page .
Maxwell Davies Maxwell 's Reel, with Northern Lights
Conducted by the Composer
Eigar Cello Concerto in E minor
Paul Watkins , conductor Martyn Brabbins
8.20 Twenty Minutes: Summer Orchestra By Esther Tusquets , translated by Margaret Jull Costa and read by Claire Skinner. An adolescent girl longs to be as sophisticated as her parents, but a family holiday is to change her aspirations forever.
8.40 Maxwell Davies Orkney Saga No 3 Simon Butterworth (alto saxophone), conducted by the Composer
Prokofiev Suite No 1: Romeo and Juliet Conductor Martyn Brabbins


Conductors: Martyn Brabbins
Conductors: Peter Maxwell Davies
Presented By: Piers Burton-Page
Presented By: Maxwell Davies Maxwell
Conductor: Paul Watkins
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Unknown: Esther Tusquets
Translated By: Margaret Jull Costa
Read By: Claire Skinner.
Unknown: Simon Butterworth
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins

: Night Waves

Ian Rankin takes Richard Coles on a tour of Edinburgh's dark corners. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Ian Rankin
Unknown: Richard Coles
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Andy Kershaw

Kershaw takes to the water with a special edition on board a Bridlington pleasure cruiser. His host is fiddler, singer and storyteller Jim Eldon, famous for performing one-man folk arrangements of rock classics such as Meatloaf's Bat Out of Hell and the Clash's Should I Stay or Should I Go?


Presenter: Andy Kershaw
Musician: Jim Eldon

: Jazz on 3

George Russell 80th Birthday Special
Veteran jazz composer/conductor George Russell leads a big band featuring trumpeters Stanton Davis and Palle Mikkelborg , trombonist Dave Bargeron , saxophonist Andy Sheppard and guitarist Mike Walker , in a concert recorded at the Barbican in London.


Unknown: George Russell
Conductor: George Russell
Unknown: Stanton Davis
Unknown: Palle Mikkelborg
Unknown: Dave Bargeron
Unknown: Andy Sheppard
Guitarist: Mike Walker

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain. Verdi // Trovatore
(complete performance) 3.10 Toumier
Harp Sonatine, Op 30 3.30 Ravel Miroirs
4.00 Goldmark Overture: Im Fruhling
4.15 Beethoven 32 Variations in C minor, Wo080 4.25 Kaspar Forster Et Cum Ingressus Esset Jesu 4.40 Naujalis Senjores Populi ; Ecce Vidimus Eum
4.50 Wagenaar Overture: Fruhlingsgewalt, Op 11 5.00 Verdi Ecco /'Orrido Campo.... Ma dall 'Arido (Un Ballo in Maschera)
5.10 Johanson Four Songs about the Seasons 5.20 Bach Concerto in A minor for four harpsichords, BWV1065
5.30 JM Bach Es 1st ein Grosser Gewinn
5.40 Roussel Suite No 2: Bacchus etArianne


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Kaspar Forster
Unknown: Naujalis Senjores Populi

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