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: Morning on 3

With Sandy Burnett.
Falla Ritual Fire Dance (ElAmorBrujo) Artur Rubinstein (piano)
6.05 Haydn Symphony No 59 in A (Fire) Vienna Concentus Musicus, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt
7.00 Bach Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV565
Lionel Rogg (organ)
7.40 Purcell Ode: Welcome to All the Pleasures
Taverner Consort, Choir and Players, director Andrew Parrott
8.30 Boyce Romeo and Juliet (excerpt) Opera Restor'd, director Peter Holman
8.35 Bernstein Symphonic Dances (West Side Story)
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Leonard Bernstein


Unknown: Sandy Burnett.
Piano: Artur Rubinstein
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Conductor: Bach Toccata
Unknown: Lionel Rogg
Director: Andrew Parrott
Director: Boyce Romeo
Director: Peter Holman
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein

: Composer of the Week: Messiaen

3: In the Wars. In 1940, Messiaen was captured and taken to the prisoner-of-war camp at Gorl itz. It was here that he wrote the bulk of his famous war piece, the Quartet forthe End of Time, and where its premiere took place, performed with fellow inmates. After his release in 1941, Messiaen returned to the subversive musical life of Nazi-occupied Paris. There he taught at the Conservatoire and began work on a treatise outlining his compositional methods. Presented by Donald Macleod.
Quatuorpourla Fin du Temps (excerpts) Jean Pasquier (violin), Andre Vacellier
(clarinet), Etienne Pasquier (cello) and the Composer (piano)
Visions de L 'Amen (excerpt)
Yvonne Loriod and the Composer (pianos) Trois Petites Liturgies de la Presence Divine Yvonne Loriod (piano), Jeanne Loriod (ondes martenot), MaÎtrise de
Radio France, French National Orchestra, conductor Kent Nagano Rptd Tue 12 midnight


Presented By: Donald MacLeod.
Violin: Jean Pasquier
Violin: Andre Vacellier
Clarinet: Etienne Pasquier
Unknown: Yvonne Loriod
Piano: Yvonne Loriod
Piano: Jeanne Loriod
Conductor: Kent Nagano Rptd

: CD Masters

With Jonathan Swain.
Weber Overture; Und Ob die Wolke Sie Verhulle (Der Freischutz)
Elisabeth G rummer (soprano),
Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Erich Kleiber
10.17 Granados Danzas Espanolas (Book 2) Angela Hewitt (piano)
10.33 Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 6 in B flat, BWV1051
English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Benjamin Britten
10.52 Schubert Symphony No 5 in B flat, D485 North German Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Erich Kleiber
11.17 Granados ElPelele
Thomas Rajna (piano)


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Elisabeth G
Conductor: Erich Kleiber
Conductor: Granados Danzas Espanolas
Piano: Angela Hewitt
Piano: Bach Brandenburg
Conductor: Benjamin Britten
Conductor: Erich Kleiber
Conductor: Granados Elpelele
Piano: Thomas Rajna

: Morning Performance: A Little Night Music

Chopin may have made the nocturne famous, but he got the idea from the Irish composer John Field. Today's programme features music by both of them, together with lonesome American nightscapes from Kurt Weill and Aaron Copland, luscious nocturnal sounds from Delius and Bartok, and one of the most sensual and exotic night pieces ever written:
Szymanowski's Symphony No 3 (Song of the Night).


Presenter: Iain Burnside

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Recorded in the Dorking Halls.
Sioned Williams (harp),
BBC Singers, conductor James Morgan Walton Cantico del Sole
Poulenc Quatre Petites Prières de Saint Francois d 'Assise
Lassus Veni in Hortum Meum; Ave Verum Corpus; Timor et Tremor
Malcolm Hawkins Rosamundi ; Iris; Jubal Daniel-Lesur Le Cantique des Cantiques


Unknown: Malcolm Hawkins Rosamundi

: BBC Proms 2003

Another chance to hear Monday's Prom. Presented by Louise Fryer. Nikolai Lugansky (piano),
Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conductor Alexander Lazarev
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No 1
Shostakovich Symphony No 7 (Leningrad) Revised


Presented By: Louise Fryer.
Piano: Nikolai Lugansky
Conductor: Alexander Lazarev

: Choral Evensong

Live from Tewkesbury Abbey with the Choir ofTewkesbury Abbey School. Introit: Ubi Caritas(lves). Responses: Smith.
Psalms: 53, 54, 55 (Stanford, Buck,
Stainer, Martin). First Reading: Numbers 21, w4-9. Office Hymn: Before the Ending of the Day (mode 3). Canticles:
Stanford in B flat. Second Reading: John 3, wll-21. Anthem: Thou, 0 God, Art
Praised in Sion (Malcolm Boyle ). Final Hymn: Glorious Things of Thee Are
Spoken (Abbot's Leigh). Organ Voluntary: Sonata in G minor (1st mvt) (Gustav Merkel ). Director of music
Benjamin Nicholas. Organist Carleton Etherington


Unknown: Malcolm Boyle
Unknown: Gustav Merkel
Organist: Benjamin Nicholas.
Organist: Carleton Etherington

: In Tune

With Petroc Trelawny.

: BBC Proms 2003

Live from the Royal Albert Hall , London. Presented by Paul Guinery.
Rebecca Evans (soprano),
Christian Blackshaw (piano), BBC Philharmonic, conductor Gianandrea Noseda
Prokofiev Ballet: The Stone Flower (excerpts)
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 4 in G
7.50 Twenty Minutes: Anything Can Happen Australian writer and essayist
Robert Dessaix remembers the summer nights of his youth in Sydney.
8.10 Mahier Symphony No 4 Repeated Friday 2pm


Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Presented By: Paul Guinery.
Soprano: Rebecca Evans
Soprano: Christian Blackshaw
Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
Unknown: Robert Dessaix

: A Short History of Stupidity

Stupidity has been represented by philosophers and writers throughout cultural and literary history. Poet
Patrick McGuinness ask why and looks at how. (R)


Unknown: Patrick McGuinness

: BBC Proms 2003

Live from the Royal Albert Hall , London. Presented by Verity Sharp.
Anne Sofievon Otter (mezzo), Les Musiciens du Louvre, conductor Marc Minkowski Bach Cantata No 170: Vergnugte Ruh , Beliebte Seelenlust
Rameau Instrumental music from operas Handel Scherza Infida ; Dopo Notte (Ariodante)


Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Presented By: Verity Sharp.
Presented By: Anne Sofievon Otter
Conductor: Marc Minkowski
Unknown: Vergnugte Ruh
Unknown: Handel Scherza Infida

: Piano Miniatures

Maria Joao Pires plays a selection of Chopin nocturnes.


Unknown: Maria Joao Pires

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain.
Debussy Première Rapsodie
12.15 Bardos Ave Maria 12.20 Arcadelt Ave Maria 12.25 Messiaen Dieu Parmi
Nous (La Nativité du Seigneur) 12.30
Scriabin Piano Concerto in F sharp minor
1.00 Durufle Mass (Cum Jubilo); Prélude,
Adagio et Choral Varie sur le Thème du Veni Creator 1.40 Hendrik Andriessen Violin
Concerto 2.05 Tchaikovsky Symphony
No 4 in F minor 2.45 Beethoven Piano Trio in B flat, Op 9 7 (Archduke) 3.25 Mahler Liedereines Fahrenden Gesellen
3.45 Wagner Prelude; Liebestod (Tristan und Isolde) 4.00 Uszt Harmonies du Soir (Etudes d' Execution Transcendante, Noll)
4.10 Corelli Sonata da Chiesa in E minor, Op 1 No 2 4.20 Tobias Ostem Vorspiel; Liberi; Busslied; Karf 4.30 Telemann
Bassoon Sonata in F minor 4.40 Trabaci Partite Sopra Rugiero 4.50 Rosenmuller
Benedicam Dominum 5.00 Joplin, transcr Thomas Mifune/Beyer The Entertainer
5.05 Boulogne Ballet music: L 'Amant Anonyme 5.15 Praetorius Meine Seel
Erhebt den Herrn (Deutsches Magnificat)
5.30 Hannikainen first Snow
5.35 Pacius Violin Concerto


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Bardos Ave Maria
Unknown: Messiaen Dieu Parmi
Violin: Hendrik Andriessen

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