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: Morning on 3

With Sandy Burnett.
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 1 in F, BWV1046 Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood
6.15 Martinu Concerto Grosso
Czech PO, conductor Jiri Belohlavek
7.20 Chopin Scherzo No 3 in C sharp minor, Op 39 Martha Argerich (piano)
7.40 Musorgsky A Night on a Bare Mountain Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Eugene Ormandy
8.45 Mozart Ave Verum Corpus
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, conductor Leonard Bernstein
8.50 Ives Central Park in the Dark New York Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Leonard Bernstein


Unknown: Sandy Burnett.
Director: Christopher Hogwood
Conductor: Jiri Belohlavek
Piano: Martha Argerich
Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein

: Composer of the Week: Messiaen

4: Olivier's Travels. Messiaen's music brims with the influences of exotic sound worlds. In today's programme, pianist
Peter Hill and musicologist Nigel Simeone join Donald Macleod to explore how such things as Balinese gamelan and developments in electronic instrumentation affected Messiaen's work from early in his career.
Vingt Regards sur I'EnfantJ6sus (excerpt) Steven Osborne (piano)
Fetes des Belles Eaux (excerpt) Les Ondes Musicales Martenot
He de Feu No 2 (Etudes de Rythme) performed on the piano by the Composer Sept Haikai (excerpts) Cleveland Orchestra, conductor Pierre Boulez
L 'Oiseau-Lyre et la Ville-Fiancée (Eclairs sur I'Au-Dela)
Bastille Opera Orchestra, conductor Myung-Whun Chung
Bryce Canyon et les Rocheurs Rouge-Orange (Des Canyons aux Etoiles)
French Radio PO, conductor Myung-Whun Chung Repeated on Wednesday at 12 midnight


Pianist: Peter Hill
Musicologist: Nigel Simeone
Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Piano: Steven Osborne
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
Conductor: Bryce Canyon
Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung

: CD Masters

With Jonathan Swain.
Handel Organ Concerto in G minor, Op 4 No 3 Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, director Ton Koopman (organ)
10.11 Listener Request:
Strauss DerRosenkavalierfActl , excerpt) Maria Reining and Sena Jurinac (sopranos), Anton Dermota (tenor), Ludwig Weber (bass), Vienna State Opera Chorus, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Erich Kleiber
10.24 Granados Danzas Espaiiolas (Book 3) Eduardo del Pueyo (piano)
10.37 Tchaikovsky Symphony No 6 in B minor
West German Radio Orchestra, conductor Erich Kleiber


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Director: Ton Koopman
Unknown: Strauss Derrosenkavalierfactl
Unknown: Maria Reining
Tenor: Anton Dermota
Tenor: Ludwig Weber
Conductor: Erich Kleiber
Conductor: Granados Danzas Espaiiolas
Piano: Eduardo Del Pueyo
Conductor: Erich Kleiber

: Morning Performance

A Little Night Music lain Burnside plays night music by Benjamin Britten - A Midsummer Night's Dream and the famous Serenade for tenor, horn and strings. Plus hot Mediterranean nights (and more
Shakespeare) from two more British composers -Vaughan Williams and James Dillon - as well as Berlioz and Malipiero. And more unusual serenades from Mozart and Puccini, including Nessun Dorma.


Music By: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Unknown: James Dillon
Unknown: Nessun Dorma.

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

City of London Festival
Stephanie Hughes presents a final concert from last year's City of London
Festival "Angel" series, from Wren church StVedast-alias-Foster, London. Szymanowski Quartet
Schubert String Quartet in C minor, D703 (Quartettsatz)
Aaron Jay Kemis Musica Celestis (slowmvt) Shostakovich String Quartet No 4, Op 83 (R)


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes

: BBC Proms 2003

Another chance to hear Tuesday's Prom. Presented by Louise Fryer . Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Zubin Mehta
Stravinsky Symphony in Three Movements Rimsky-Korsakov Suite: Sheherazade Stravinsky Ballet: Petrushka Revised


Presented By: Louise Fryer
Conductor: Zubin Mehta

: Music Restored

Heinrich Biber 's virtuosity as a violinist overshadowed his achievements as an innovative composer of sacred as well as secular works. Lucie Skeaping explores his colourful music, and his progress through the courts of central Europe to his final position in Salzburg. Music includes the beautiful Passacaglia and movements from the 53-part Missa Salisburgensis.


Unknown: Heinrich Biber
Unknown: Lucie Skeaping

: In Tune

With Petroc Trelawny.

: BBC Proms 2003

Live from the Royal Albert Hall , London. One of the world's great cellists joins a renowned Swiss orchestra to play Elgar's Cello Concerto. The concert also includes Strauss's swashbuckling tone poem and Musorgsky's pianistic picture gallery as orchestrated by Ravel.
Presented by Penny Gore Yo-Yo Ma (cello),
Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, conductor David Zinman Strauss Don Juan
Elgar Cello Concerto
8.20 Twenty Minutes: New Nature
Writing A Norfolk Benefitwritten and read by Ian Wallace. A weekend at the Norfolk coast prompts memories and allays fears.
8.40 Musorgsky, orch Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition
Repeated on Saturday 2pm


Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Presented By: Penny Gore
Conductor: David Zinman
Conductor: Strauss Don Juan
Read By: Ian Wallace.

: The Darker Brother: A Blues for Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes was the first African-
American to live by his writing and the first to recognise the potency and beauty of black popular forms. British poet
Fred D'Aguiar looks at Hughes's life and work, hearing from his biographer
Arnold Rampersad , from veteran jazz writer Dan Morgenstern , from Bonnie Greer , and from Toure, short-story writer and editor of Rolling Stone. (R)


Unknown: Langston Hughes
Unknown: Fred D'Aguiar
Unknown: Arnold Rampersad
Unknown: Dan Morgenstern
Unknown: Bonnie Greer

: Late Junction

Songs from one of reggae's great soul singers, Beres Hammond , Masonic funeral music by Mozart and the improvisations of saxophonist Albert Ayler , presented by Verity Sharp.


Singers: Beres Hammond
Unknown: Albert Ayler
Presented By: Verity Sharp.

: Through the Night

Jonathan Swain Berlioz Overture: Roman Carnival
12.15 Poulenc Violin Sonata
12.35 Janacek Capriccio
1.00 A concert given in June last year.
Elgar Overture: Cockaigne; Sea Pictures, Op 3 7; Symphony No 2 in Eflat
2.30 Roussel Piano Trio in E flat, Op 2
3.00 Abel Pieces for Viola da Gamba
3.15 Vanhai Concerto for two bassoons
3.40 Mozart Symphony No 40 in G minor, K550 4.15 Chopin Preludes, Op 28: No 6 in B minor; No 7 in A; No 8 in F sharp minor; No 9 in E; No 10 in C sharp minor
4.20 Moniuszko Polonaise de Concert in A 4.25 Mascagni VoiloSapete, 0 Mamma (Cavalleria Rusticana)
4.30 Meijering La Vengeance d'une
Femme 4.35 Pahor The Bailiff Yerney Prayer 4.45 JCF Fischer Ariadne Musica (excerpts) 4.50 Beethoven Overture: Coriolan 5.00 Pez Concerto Pastoralla in F (Passacaglia; Aria)
5.10 Lennon/McCartney, transcr Long When I'm 64 5.15 Ravei La Valse
5.30 Berezovsky Cast Me Not Off in the Time of My Old Age 5.40 Upatti Piano Concertino, Op 3 (En Style Ancien)


Unknown: Jonathan Swain Berlioz
Unknown: Janacek Capriccio
Unknown: Moniuszko Polonaise
Unknown: Fischer Ariadne Musica

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