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: Morning on 3

With Sandy Burnett.
Beethoven Romance No 1 in G, Op 40 Gil Shaham (violin),
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
6.20 Mozart Piano Sonata in F, K533 Maria-Joao Pires
7.00 Handel Theodora (excerpts) Sophie Daneman (soprano), Les Arts Florissants, director William Christie
7.45 Schubert Movement in B flat for piano trio, D28 Florestan Trio
8.00 Duparc L 'Invitation au Voyage; Le Manoir de Rosemonde
Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano),
Brussels National Opera Orchestra, conductor John Pritchard
8.40 William Schuman Symphony for
Strings New York Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Leonard Bernstein


Unknown: Sandy Burnett.
Violin: Gil Shaham
Unknown: Maria-Joao Pires
Soprano: Sophie Daneman
Director: William Christie
Soprano: Kiri Te Kanawa
Conductor: John Pritchard
Conductor: William Schuman
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein

: Composer of the Week: OlivierMessiaen

(1908-92). 1: The Budding Soul
This week Donald Macleod is joined by pianist Peter Hill (who studied with Messiaen himself) and musicologist Nigel Simeone , who are currently collaborating on a new documentary biography of the enigmatic French composer, one of the few major composers of the last century for whom the Catholic church remained central to their life and work. Today, a look at Messiaen's formative years.
Trois Mélodies Sylvia McNair (soprano), Roger Vignoles (piano)
Offrandes au Saint
Sacrement Olivier Latry (organ)
Cloches d Angoisse et Larmes d'Adieu (Eight Preludes) Peter Hill (piano)
La Mort du Nombre Jael Azzaretti
(soprano), James Oxley (tenor), Christophe Poiget (violin), Alice Ader (piano)
Dieu Parmi Nous (La Nativité du Seigneur) Performed by the Composer (organ)
Producer Rachel Hopkin Repeated Sunday 12 midnight


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Pianist: Peter Hill
Musicologist: Nigel Simeone
Soprano: Sylvia McNair
Piano: Roger Vignoles
Unknown: Sacrement Olivier Latry
Piano: Peter Hill
Soprano: James Oxley
Violin: Christophe Poiget
Piano: Alice Ader
Producer: Rachel Hopkin

: CD Masters

With Jonathan Swain.
Featuring Granados piano music and recordings by conductor Erich Kleiber. Dvorak Carnival Overture
London Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Erich Kleiber
10.13 Granados Suite: Goyescas (Book 1) Alicia de Larrocha (piano)
10.46 Komitas, arr Mansurian Garun Kim Kashkashian (viola),
Robyn Shulkowsky (percussion), Tigran Mansurian (voice/piano)
10.51 Beethoven Symphony No 5 in C minor, Op 67
Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Erich Kleiber


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Conductor: Erich Kleiber.
Conductor: Erich Kleiber
Unknown: Mansurian Garun
Viola: Kim Kashkashian
Viola: Robyn Shulkowsky
Conductor: Erich Kleiber

: Morning Performance

A Little Night Music lain Burnside presents a week of programmes looking at music inspired by the night. Today he travels from Mozart to Sondheim via Schubert's settings of night poems by Goethe, a Faustian nocturnal procession with Liszt and Henri Rabaud , and other French nightscapes, including Debussy's Clair de Lune.


Unknown: Henri Rabaud

: BBC Proms Chamber Music 2003

Live from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Presented by Christopher Cook. Frangoise Masset (soprano), Ensemble Carpe Diem
Berlioz La Mort d 'Orph&e
(Monologue and Larghetto);
La Damnation de Faust (excerpts); Romeo et Juliette (excerpts) Repeated Sunday lpm


Unknown: Albert Museum
Presented By: Christopher Cook.

: BBC Prom2003

Another chance to hear last Friday's Prom. Presented by Louise Fryer.
St Paul's Cathedral Choir, Westminster Abbey Choir, Westminster Cathedral
Choir, BBC NOW, conductor Richard Hickox Ravel Suite: Ma Mere I'Oye
Lennox Berkeley Magnificat, Op 71 Franck Symphony in D minor Revised repeat from Friday


Presented By: Louise Fryer.
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Unknown: Franck Symphony

: Stage and Screen

Reprise: Howard Shore. Tommy Pearson talks to composer Howard Shore about his collaborations with director
David Cronenberg , and his work on the epic Lord of the Rings film trilogy. (R)


Unknown: Howard Shore.
Talks: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Howard Shore
Director: David Cronenberg

: In Tune

With Petroc Trelawny.

: BBC Proms 2003

Live from the Royal Albert Hall , London. Shostakovich's epic symphony, written during the darkest days of the siege of Leningrad, is performed tonight to mark the 300th anniversary of the founding of the city. Presented by Penny Gore. Nikolai Lugansky (piano),
Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conductor Alexander Lazarev
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No 1
7.20 Twenty Minutes: A Soviet Childhood Underthe Soviet regime, almost every sphere of life was highly ideologised, and childhood was no exception. Philip Bullock considers what it was like to grow up in such an environment. (R)
7.40 Shostakovich Symphony No 7 (Leningrad)
Repeated Wednesday 2pm


Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Piano: Penny Gore. Nikolai Lugansky
Conductor: Alexander Lazarev
Unknown: Philip Bullock

: The Civil Barbarian

Peter the Great drove thousands to death to create St Petersburg. Kevin Jackson questions the legacy of the Tsar's enlightened despotism. With Count
Nikolai Tolstoy , Hermitage curator Aleksei Leporc , travel writer Colin Thubron , and readings by Eleanor Bron and Roger Allam. (R)


Unknown: Kevin Jackson
Unknown: Nikolai Tolstoy
Unknown: Aleksei Leporc
Unknown: Colin Thubron
Unknown: Eleanor Bron
Unknown: Roger Allam.

: BBC Proms 2003

James Wood conducts his own new work, a "wild, joyous and extremely upbeat" affair. Before it, Cage's percussion classic and two works by Xenakis - an elemental evocation of an ancient Greek myth and a choral piece dedicated to "unknown political prisoners". Presented by Tommy Pearson. New London Chamber Choir,
Amadinda Percussion Ensemble, conductor James Wood
Xenakis Nuits ;
Idmen A&B (first UK performance) Cage Third Construction
Wood Tongues of Fire (first performance)


Unknown: James Wood
Presented By: Tommy Pearson.
Conductor: James Wood
Conductor: Xenakis Nuits

: Piano Miniatures

Maria Joao Pires plays Chopin nocturnes.


Unknown: Maria Joao Pires

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain.

Schumann Symphony No 4 in D minor

12.30 John Wilbye O What Shall I Do

12.35 Strauss Horn Concerto No 2

1.00 Mendelssohn String Quartet No 2 in A minor, Op 13
Ravel String Quartet Shostakovich String Quartet No 5

2.35 JS Bach Passion Oratorio

4.05 Leonarda Sonata Prima a 4 (Opera Decima Sesta)

4.15 Pejacevic Schmetterlingslieder, Op 52 Nos 1 and 2

4.20 Hildegard von Bingen O Vis Aetemitatis

4.30 Lassus Susanna Fayre

4.35 Faure Elegie, Op 24

4.40 Lange Blumenlied, Op 39

4.45 Auric, arr Lane Suite: The Titfield Thunderbolt

4.50 Oscar Straus Overture: Ein Walzertraum

5.00 Dukas Villanelle

5.05 Jimi Hendrix, transcr Mackey Manic Depression

5.10 Mozart Rondo in A minor, K511

5.20 Telemann Concerto D minor for two chalumeaux

5.30 Schutz Ich Bin eine Rufende Stimme; O Lieber Herre Gott Wecke Uns Auf
5.40 Sumera Symphony No 2


Presenter: Jonathan Swain

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