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: Morning on 3

With Sandy Burnett.
Coates Cinderella
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Rumon Gamba
6.30 Wagner Wesendonk-Lieder Janet Baker (mezzo),
London Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Adrian Boult
7.00 Rautavaara Fiddlers
Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Jorma Panula
7.10 Grieg Slatter (Norwegian Peasant Dances) Thomas Ades (piano)
8.00 Chausson Soirde Fete
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
8.25 Barber Violin Concerto
Gil Shaham ,
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andre Previn


Unknown: Sandy Burnett.
Conductor: Rumon Gamba
Conductor: Wagner Wesendonk-Lieder
Conductor: Janet Baker
Conductor: Adrian Boult
Conductor: Jorma Panula
Conductor: Grieg Slatter
Piano: Thomas Ades
Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Unknown: Gil Shaham
Conductor: Andre Previn

: Composer of the Week: Messiaen

5: The Birds
Donald Macleod is joined by pianist Peter Hill and musicologist Nigel Simeone to look at Messiaen's obsession with birdsong and the effect this had on his music. They also discuss the only opera he wrote, which, aptly, took the story of St Francis of Assisi as its subject. It took many years to complete (1975-1983) and can be viewed as a summation of the composer's career.
Bonjour Toi, Colombe Verte (Harawi)
Marcelle Bunlet (soprano) accompanied by the Composer (piano) L 'Ascension (excerpt)
Bastille Opera Orchestra, conductor Myung-Whun Chung Le Traquet Stapazin (Catalogue d'Oiseaux, Book 2) Peter Hill (piano)
Saint François d'Assise (excerpts) Dawn Upshaw (soprano), John Aler
(tenor), Tom Krause and Urban Malmberg (baritones), Jose van Dam (bass-baritone), Arnold Schoenberg Choir,
Halle Orchestra , conductor Kent Nagano Repeated Thursday 12 midnight


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Pianist: Peter Hill
Musicologist: Nigel Simeone
Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
Piano: Peter Hill
Soprano: John Aler
Tenor: Tom Krause
Baritones: Jose van Dam
Conductor: Halle Orchestra

: CD Masters

With Jonathan Swain.
J Strauss (son) Overture: Die Fledermaus Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Erich Kleiber
10.08 Granados Danzas Espaiiolas (Book 4)
Thomas Rajna (piano)
10.30 Granados Escenas Romanticas
Alicia de Larrocha (piano)
10.56 Mozart Symphony No 39 in E flat, K543 Cologne Radio Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Erich Kleiber


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Conductor: Erich Kleiber
Conductor: Granados Danzas Espaiiolas
Piano: Thomas Rajna
Piano: Granados Escenas Romanticas
Piano: Alicia de Larrocha
Conductor: Erich Kleiber

: Morning Performance

A Little Night Music lain Burnside ends his series in the company of some sol itary night wanderers, including Schubert and Brahms in some of theirgreatest songs, and Gerald Finzi with his vision of Christmas night, In Terra Pax. Plus winter nights in the Czech lands with Vitezslav Novak and nocturnal thoughts from Faure, from his pupil Charles Koechlin , and from his pupil Cole Porter. The nocturnal journey ends with Sibelius's Night Ride and Sunrise.


Unknown: Gerald Finzi
Unknown: Vitezslav Novak
Unknown: Charles Koechlin
Unknown: Cole Porter.

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Lake District Summer Music
Cellist Stephen Doane and pianist Barry Snyder perform three of the finest sonatas in the repertoire in a recital recorded in Ambleside Parish Church.
Introduced by Petroc Trelawny . Stephen Doane (cello), Barry Snyder (piano) Bridge Cello Sonata Janacek Pohadka
Beethoven Cello Sonata in D, Op 102 No 2


Unknown: Stephen Doane
Pianist: Barry Snyder
Introduced By: Petroc Trelawny
Cello: Stephen Doane
Piano: Barry Snyder

: BBC Proms 2003

Another chance to hear Wednesday's Prom. Presented by Louise Fryer.
Christian Blackshaw (piano), Rebecca Evans (soprano), BBC Philharmonic, conductor Gianandrea Noseda
Prokofiev Ballet: The Stone Flower (excerpts) Beethoven Piano Concerto No 4 in G
Mahler Symphony No 4 Revised


Presented By: Louise Fryer.
Piano: Christian Blackshaw
Piano: Rebecca Evans
Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda

: Jazz Legends

Monty Alexander
Julian Joseph is in conversation with the Jamaican-born pianist Monty Alexander , who in a career spanning six decades has successfully melded jazz with the music of the Caribbean.


Unknown: Monty Alexander
Unknown: Julian Joseph
Pianist: Monty Alexander

: In Tune

With Petroc Trelawny.

: BBC Proms 2003

Live from the Royal Albert Hall , London.
The penultimate night of the Proms offers the now annual performance of Beethoven's final symphony, ending with the famous choral Ode to Joy. Presented by Martin Handley.
Diana Damrau (soprano), Charlotte
Hellekant (mezzo), Robert Dean Smith (tenor), Alastair Miles (bass), Geoffrey Mitchell Choir ,
Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Christoph von Dohnanyi
Birtwistle The Shadow of Night (first UK performance)
8.05 Twenty Minutes: The Concert Interval
What happens between parts one and two at a concert? Michele Roberts presents a possible scenario in her new short story, read by Joanna David.
8.25 Beethoven Symphony No 9 in D minor (Choral)


Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Presented By: Martin Handley.
Soprano: Diana Damrau
Tenor: Robert Dean Smith
Tenor: Alastair Miles
Bass: Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
Conductor: Christoph von Dohnanyi
Unknown: Michele Roberts
Read By: Joanna David.

: Andy Kershaw

Andy samples the psycho-active breakbeat funk of Kamel Nitrate, the brainchild of DJ/producers Nelson Dilation and TonyMarrison.

: Jazz on 3

Wayne Shorter Quartet
Jez Nelson presents another chance to hear a concert by Wayne Shorter , one of the most widely respected jazz musicians on the planet. Shorter made a name for himself with Art Blakey 's Jazz Messengers, the second great Miles Davis Quintet and arguably the most influential jazz fusion group, Weather Report. His latest acoustic quartet features Danilo Perez on piano, John Pattitucci on bass and Brian Blade on drums, performing tracks from his album Alegria and reworking some of his classic Miles-era compositions. (R)


Saxophone: Wayne Shorter
Piano: Danilo Perez
Bass: John Pattitucci
Drums: Brian Blade

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain.
Musorgsky Boris Godunov (complete performance) 3.20 Schubert Piano
Sonata in A minor, 0784 3.40
Franck Prelude , Fugue and Variation in B minor, Op 18 3.55 Hildegard von Bingen 0
Choruscans Stellarum; 0 Nobilissima
Viriditas 4.05 Huber Ein Hauch von Unzeit No 1 (Plainte sur la Perte de la Reflexion Musicale) 4.20 Bach Komm , Jesu,
Komm! BWV229 4.25 Clma Trio Sonata in D minor 4.30 Clerambault Pirame et
Tisbe 4.50 Handel, arr Gothoni Ombra mai Fu (Xerxes) 4.55 Mozart Dammi un Bacio (Cosi Fan Tutte) 5.00 Fodor Piano Sonata in F sharp, Op 2 No 2
5.15 Doppler Souvenir de Prague, Op 24
5.30 J Strauss (son) Waltz: Vienna Blood, Op 354 5.40 Stravinsky Three Easy Pieces 5.45 Wolf Italian Serenade
5.50 Rodriguez, arr Liao La Cumparista Tango 5.55 Lehar Dein 1st Mein Ganzes Herz (Das Land des Lachelns)


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Musorgsky Boris Godunov
Unknown: Franck Prelude
Unknown: Huber Ein Hauch
Musicale: Bach Komm
Unknown: Mozart Dammi
Unknown: Lehar Dein
Unknown: Mein Ganzes

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