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: Morning on 3

With Martin Handley. Music includes:
7.00-8.00: Schubert Overture: Des
Teufels Lustschloss Vienna PO, conductor Istvan Kertesz Biber Sonata No 8 in G
Freiburg Baroque Consort
8.00-9.00: Rossini Introduction, Theme and Variations Sabine Meyer (clarinet),
Zurich Opera Orchestra, conductor
Franz Welser-Most L Berkeley/Britten MontJuic ECO, conductor Steuart Bedford


Unknown: Martin Handley.
Conductor: Istvan Kertesz
Clarinet: Sabine Meyer
Conductor: Franz Welser-Most
Conductor: Steuart Bedford

: The Cowan Collection

Rob Cowan presents some of his favourite recordings. Plus excerpts from the Building a Library recommendation in yesterday's CD Review. Music includes: Mozart Andante in C, K315 Frans Vester (flute), Amsterdam Mozart Ensemble, conductor Frans Bruggen
Gershwin Catfish Row (excerpts)
Andre Previn (piano), Andre Kostelanetz and His Orchestra
Strauss AufderCampagna (Aus Italien, Op 16) Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, conductor David Zinman
Finzi Romance, Op 11 ASMF, conductor Neville Marriner
Vintage Artist: Beethoven Piano Sonata in F, Op 10 No 2 Artur Schnabel
Roussel Ballet: Aeneas (excerpt)
ORTF Choir and National Orchestra, conductor Jean Martinon
Email your comments to: cowancollection@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Rob Cowan
Flute: Frans Vester
Conductor: Frans Bruggen
Piano: Andre Previn
Piano: Andre Kostelanetz
Conductor: David Zinman
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Unknown: Artur Schnabel
Conductor: Jean Martinon

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley 's guest is Belfast-born poet Michael Longley , whose musical passions include works by Sibelius,
Shostakovich, Ives, Chopin and Janacek.


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Michael Longley

: The Early Music Show

Lucie Skeaping is joined in the studio by the Palladian Ensemble, who perform works by Jean-Fery Rebel and his colleague at the French court, viol virtuoso Marin Marais.


Unknown: Lucie Skeaping

: Sunday Gala

Stephanie Hughes presents a concert recorded at this year's Verbier Festival. Smetana Piano Trio in G minor, Op 15 Dmitri Sitkovetsky (violin),
Boris Pergamenshikov (cello), Lang Lang (piano) Chopin Scherzo No 1 in B minor, Op 20; Scherzo No 3 in C sharp minor, Op 39 Yundi Li (piano)
Dvorak Piano Quintet in A, Op 81
Sarah Chang and llya Gringolts (violins), Nobuko Imai (viola), Frans Helmerson (cello), Emanuel Ax (piano)


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Violin: Dmitri Sitkovetsky
Violin: Boris Pergamenshikov
Cello: Lang Lang
Piano: Yundi Li
Unknown: Sarah Chang
Viola: Nobuko Imai
Viola: Frans Helmerson
Cello: Emanuel Ax

: John Williams's Guitar Notes

New series Afour-part profile of the history of the classical guitar.
1: 19th-century Europe. John Williams looks at how the guitar developed in the 19th century and demonstrates the playing techniques and compositions for the instrument by such virtuosos as Legnani, Paganini, Sor and Giuliani.


Unknown: John Williams

: Three for All with Brian Kay

Brian Kay introduces more listeners' requests. Music includes:
Mozart Horn Concerto No 3 in E flat, K44 7 Dennis Brain, Philharmonia, conductor Herbert von Karajan
Handel Waft Her, Angels (Jephtha)
Richard Lewis (tenor), London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Malcolm Sargent
Honegger Pastorale d'Ete Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, conductor David Zinman Chopin Nocturne in F, Op 15 No 1 Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
Allegri Miserere Mei Trinity College Choir, Cambridge, conductor Richard Marlow Tchaikovsky Capriccio Italien LPO, conductor Leopold Stokowski
Prokoflev Violin Sonata, Op 115 Dmitri Sitkovetsky
Widor Symphony No 5 in F minor (5th mvt: Toccata) Daniel Chorzempa (organ)
Gershwin Cuban Overture
Chicago SO, conductor James Levine Mahler Symphony No 2 (Resurrection) (4th mvt) Kathleen Ferrier (contralto), Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Otto Klemperer
ADDRESS: Three for All with Brian Kay , BBC Wales, Cardiff CF5 2YQ Phone: [number removed]


Introduces: Brian Kay
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Tenor: Richard Lewis
Conductor: Malcolm Sargent
Conductor: David Zinman
Piano: Sviatoslav Richter
Conductor: Richard Marlow
Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Unknown: Dmitri Sitkovetsky
Unknown: Daniel Chorzempa
Conductor: James Levine
Contralto: Kathleen Ferrier
Conductor: Otto Klemperer
Unknown: Brian Kay

: Music Matters

With Tom Service. Conductor, scholar and harpsichordist Christopher Hogwood talks about his orchestra, the Academy of Ancient Music. Plus a centenary look at the life of Russian pianist
Vladimir Horowitz. And is classical music attracting enough black musicians?


Harpsichordist: Christopher Hogwood
Pianist: Vladimir Horowitz.

: Performance on 3

A new season of Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra broadcasts begins with a concert given last week at the Lighthouse in Poole. Presented by Verity Sharp.
Joan Rodgers (soprano), Hilary Summers (contralto), Timothy Robinson (tenor), Neal Davies (bass), Bournemouth Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Marin Alsop
Brahms Song of Destiny, Op 54
Beethoven Symphony No 9 in D minor (Choral)


Presented By: Verity Sharp.
Soprano: Joan Rodgers
Soprano: Hilary Summers
Contralto: Timothy Robinson
Bass: Neal Davies

: Drama on 3: Peeling

By Kaite O'Reilly. Alpha, Beaty and Coral - three actors with disabilities and enormous red dresses - bicker and heckle as an epic, post-modern production of The Trojan Women unfolds around them.
Director David Hunter


Unknown: Kaite O'Reilly.
Director: David Hunter
Alpha: Caroline Parker
Beaty: Lisa Hammond
Coral: Sophie Partridge
Stage manager: Carolyn Jones

: Sunday Feature: The John Tusa Interview

John Tusa is in conversation with British theatre director Simon McBurney.


Guest: Simon McBurney
Producer: Philip Sellars

: Andy Kershaw

Koko Kanyinda and his band Soukous
Koumbele bring their brand of Congolese rumba into the studio.


Unknown: Koko Kanyinda

: Composers of the Week: Andrea andGiovanni Gabrieli

Donald Macleod explores the work of Andrea Gabrieli and his nephew Giovanni, who between them dominated Venetian music in the second half of the 16th century. With music performed by the Gentelmen ofthe Chappell, His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts, the Gabrieli Consort and Players, harpsichordist Zsuzsa Pertis , Empire Brass and Friends, the Choir of King's College, Cambridge, and the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Andrea Gabrieli
Unknown: Gabrieli Consort
Harpsichordist: Zsuzsa Pertis

: Through the Night

With John Shea. Grechaninov Six Motets,
Op 155; Missa Festiva, Op 154 Bernstein Chichester Psalms
2.00 Schafer Piano Quintet in D flat, Op 5
2.45 Mosonyi Studies for the Teaching of the Interpretation of Hungarian Music
2.55 Bartok Violin Concerto No 2 3.30
Beethoven 12 Variations on a Russian
Dance, WoO71 3.45 Bizet L'Arlesienne:
Suites Nos 1 and 2 (excerpts) 4.05 Mozart Mentre Ti Lascio 0 Figlia, K513 4.15 CPE Bach Flute Sonata in C, Wq 73 4.25 Cesti AmorAttendi a Te (Orontea) 4.30 Claude le Jeune Two Chansons 4.35 Tournier Au
Matin 4.40 Bella Overture: Hermina im
Venusberg 4.50 Tallis Spem in Alium
5.00 Stravinsky, arr Stravinsky/Dushkin Divertimento 5.20 Bernstein Overture:
Candide 5.25 Elgar To Her beneath Whose Steadfast Star
5.30 Shostakovich Cello Sonata, Op 40
5.55 Zajc Eva and Zrinski's Duet (Nikola Subic Zrinjski) 6.05 Cardon Harp Sonata, Op 7 No 4 6.15 Haydn Symphony No 4 in D
6.25 Ravel Sonatine 6.40 Grieg, orch Sitt Four Norwegian Dances, Op 35


Unknown: John Shea.
Unknown: Cesti Amorattendi
Unknown: Tallis Spem
Unknown: Zajc Eva

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