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: Morning on

With Penny Gore . Music includes:
7.00-8.00: Gershwin Cuban Overture Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conductor James Levine
Alkan Nocturne in B, Op 22 Jack Gibbons (piano)
8.00-9.00: Quantz Sonata in B flat Barthold Kuijken (flute),
Wieland Kuijken (viola da gamba), Bob van Asperen (harpsichord) Respighi Pines of Rome
Boston Symphony Orchestra, conductor Seiji Ozawa
9.00-10.00: Bach Orchestral Suite No 3 in D, BWV1068
Berlin Academy of Early Music Bax Tintagel
London Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Adrian Boult


Unknown: Penny Gore
Conductor: James Levine
Piano: Jack Gibbons
Flute: Barthold Kuijken
Viola: Wieland Kuijken
Harpsichord: Bob van Asperen
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Conductor: Adrian Boult

: CD Masters

With Jonathan Swain.
Delius On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Thomas Beecham
10.12 Mendelssohn String Quartet in D, Op 44 No 1 Talich Quartet
10.40 Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade, Op 35 Steven Staryk (violin),
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Thomas Beecham
11.26 Listener request:
Rodrigo Cuatro Madrigales Amatorios Victoria de los Angeles (soprano), Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, conductor Rafael Friihbeck de Burgos
11.35 Sibelius Symphony No 7 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Thomas Beecham


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Conductor: Thomas Beecham
Violin: Steven Staryk
Conductor: Thomas Beecham
Conductor: Rafael Friihbeck de Burgos
Conductor: Thomas Beecham

: Composers of the Week: ParisianOrganists of the 20th Century

4: The Reward of Determination
A look at the fascinating, enigmatic figure of Jean Langlais , whose careertook him from Paris's pioneering school forthe blind to the basilica of St Clothilde.
Donald Macleod talks to the composer's widow. Langlais Hymne dactions de Graces (Te Deum) Played by the Composer (organ) Chant Litanique (Stella Maris); 0 Bone Jesu; 0 Salutaris Hostia (Five Motets) BBC Singers, Stephen Disley (organ), conductor Nicholas Kok
Legende de Saint Nicolas (Folkloric Suite) Played by the Composer (organ) Festival Alleluia
BBC Singers, Stephen Disley (organ), conductor Nicholas Kok
Improvisation on Kyrie Orbis Factor Played by the Composer (organ) Messe Solennelle Westminster
Cathedral Choir, James O'Donnell (organ), conductor David Hill
Repeated on Wednesday at 12 midnight


Unknown: Jean Langlais
Talks: Donald MacLeod
Singers: Stephen Disley
Conductor: Nicholas Kok
Singers: Stephen Disley
Conductor: Nicholas Kok
Unknown: James O'Donnell
Conductor: David Hill

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

From the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow. Introduced by Chris de Souza. Roderick Williams (baritone), Fali Pavri (piano)
Wolf Italienisches Liederbuch (excerpts) Schumann Liederkreis, Op 24
Goehr Das Gesetz der Quadrille, Op 41


Introduced By: Chris de Souza.
Baritone: Roderick Williams
Piano: Fali Pavri

: Afternoon Performance

Ulster Orchestra
Schumann and Friends
Sarah Walker explores Schumann's relationship with Brahms.
Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op 56a Conductor David Porcelijn
Schumann Overture, Scherzo and Finale, Op 52 Conductor Raymond Leppard Brahms Concerto in A minor, Op 102
Raphael Oleg (violin), Raphael Wallfisch (cello), conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk Brahms Symphony No 3 in F Conductor David Porcelijn


Unknown: Sarah Walker
Conductor: David Porcelijn
Conductor: Raymond Leppard
Violin: Raphael Oleg
Violin: Raphael Wallfisch
Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Conductor: David Porcelijn

: Brian Kay's Light Programme

A selection of light classical music.

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty introduces a selection of music and news from the arts world.


Introduces: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican
The sweeping romanticism of Rachmaninov's Second Symphony alongside classic Mozart and a Grammynominated tone-poem by the American composer Joseph Schwantner. Presented by Paul Guinery. Stephen Hough (piano),
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leonard Slatkin
Joseph Schwantner A Sudden Rainbow
Mozart Piano Concerto No 21 in C, K467
8.35 Twenty Minutes: Atwood on Orwell To mark the centenary of his birth,
Margaret Atwood presents a personal perspective on George Orwell and discusses his influence on herwork.
8.55 Rachmaninov Symphony No 2 in E minor
More Rachmaninov from tonight's performances Barbican are broadcast at 10.45pm tonight


Unknown: Joseph Schwantner.
Presented By: Paul Guinery.
Piano: Stephen Hough
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
Conductor: Joseph Schwantner
Unknown: Margaret Atwood
Unknown: George Orwell

: Night Waves

Isabel Hilton talks to Jonathan Fenby about Generalissimo: Chang Kai-Shek and the China He Lost- the first major English-language biography of the Chinese Nationalist leader who fled the mainland to set up a Government in exile in Formosa (Taiwan) after the 1949 Communist victory.
Producer Anthony Denselow


Talks: Isabel Hilton
Unknown: Jonathan Fenby
Unknown: Chang Kai-Shek
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Rachmaninov's Vespers

Recorded earlier this evening in St Giles's Church, at the Barbican in London,
Stephen Layton conducts the BBC Singers in this choral masterpiece, composed in 1915. Presented by Fiona Talkington.


Unknown: Stephen Layton
Presented By: Fiona Talkington.

: Composer of the Week: Eigar

5: The Enigmatic Man With Donald Macleod.
The Owls (Four Choral Songs, Op 53) Finzi Singers, conductor Paul Spicer The Torch (Two Songs, Op 60) Neil Mackie (tenor),
Malcolm Martineau (piano) Symphony No 2 (3rd mvt)
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Adrian Boult
The Music Makers
Felicity Palmer (contralto),
London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Richard Hickox
Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Paul Spicer
Tenor: Neil MacKie
Piano: Malcolm Martineau
Conductor: Adrian Boult
Contralto: Felicity Palmer
Conductor: Richard Hickox

: Through the Night

With Louise Fryer.
Rott Symphony in E
1.55 Tippett Five Spirituals (A Child in Our Time) 2.10 Beethoven Violin Sonata in C minor, Op 30 No 2 2.35 Chopin Piano Concerto No 1 in E minor 3.15 Mozart
Clarinet Quintet in A, K581
3.50 Strauss Der Abend , Op 34 No 1
4.00 Corelli Sarabande , Gigue and Badinerie 4.05 Hellendaal Cello Sonata, Op 5 No 6 4.20 Bertran de Born Rassa , Tan Creis Mon ' e Poja 4.35 JM Bach Auf Lasst Uns den Herren Loben
4.40 D Purcell Recorder Sonata in F
4.50 Leonardo de Lorenzo Capriccio Brillante, Op 315.00
Noskowski Polonaise Elegaique , Op 22 5.05 Brahms Nachtigall , Op 97 No 1; Meine Liebe 1st
Grun, Op 63 No 5 5.10 Andriessen Oboe Concertino 5.20 Weber, arr anon
Trumpet Concertino in C 5.30 Zemzaris Marvel Pieces 5.45 Vittorio Monti
Csardas 5.50 Davide da Bergamo
Sinfonia in D 6.00 Vivaldi Magnificat in G minor, RV610 6.15 Bach Violin Sonata No 3 in C, BWV1005
6.40 Mozart Divertimento in D, K205


Unknown: Louise Fryer.
Unknown: Strauss Der Abend
Unknown: Corelli Sarabande
Unknown: Born Rassa
Unknown: Tan Creis Mon
Unknown: Noskowski Polonaise Elegaique
Unknown: Brahms Nachtigall
Unknown: Meine Liebe
Unknown: Vittorio Monti

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