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: Morning on 3

With Martin Handley. Music includes:
7.00-8.00: Dukas The Sorcerer's
Apprentice Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Eugene Ormandy
Balakirev Islamey Olli Mustonen (piano)
8.00-9.00: Respighi Fountains of Rome Berlin PO, conductor Herbert von Karajan Haydn String Quartet in D, Op 50 No 6 (Frog) Juilliard Quartet


Unknown: Martin Handley.
Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

: The Cowan Collection

Rob Cowan presents some of his favourite recordings, plus regular features, including The Innocent Ear and a Bargain Hunter CD recommendation. Music includes:
Uszt Hungarian Rhapsody No 3 in D Vienna State Opera Orchestra, conductor Anatole Fistoulari
Mozart Horn Concerto No 3 in E flat, K44 7 Miroslav Stefek , Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Karel Ancerl
Beethoven Violin Sonata in E flat, Op 12 No 3 Erica Morini (violin), Rudolf Firkusny (piano)
Musorgsky A Night on the Bare Mountain Chicago SO, conductor Fritz Reiner
Email your comments to: cowancollection@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Rob Cowan
Conductor: Anatole Fistoulari
Conductor: Mozart Horn
Unknown: Miroslav Stefek
Conductor: Karel Ancerl
Violin: Erica Morini
Piano: Rudolf Firkusny
Conductor: Fritz Reiner

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley 's guest is Adam Thirtwell , the 25-year-old fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, who has created a huge stir in literary circles with his first novel, Politics.


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Adam Thirtwell

: The Early Music Show

Lucie Skeaping concludes her artist focus on the American harpsichordist
Skip Sempe. Today they discuss his career as an instrumental soloist -exemplified by one of Couperin's harpsichord suites; as a duettist- playing works by Rameau fortwo harpsichords with Olivier Fortin ; and as an accompanist - in this case for viola da gamba soloist Jay Bernfeld , who plays works by Forquerayand Marais.


Harpsichordist: Skip Sempe.
Unknown: Olivier Fortin
Soloist: Jay Bernfeld

: Sunday Gala

Stephanie Hughes introduces a recital from this year's Schwetzingen Festival. Midori (violin), Robert McDonald (piano)
Beethoven Violin Sonata in D, Op 12 No 1 Schnittke Violin Sonata No 1 Szymanowski Myths, Op 30
Falla Suite Populaire Espagnole
Tchaikovsky Valse-Scherzo in C, Op 34


Introduces: Stephanie Hughes
Violin: Midori
Violin: Robert McDonald

: The Conductor Files

With the aid of the BBC archives, Stephen Johnson looks at the musical achievements of Adrian Boult 's successor as chief conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Malcolm Sargent.


Unknown: Stephen Johnson
Unknown: Adrian Boult
Unknown: Malcolm Sargent.

: Three for All with Brian Kay

More listeners' requests, including
Haydn's Sinfonia Concertante in B flat,
H 1105, James MacMillan 's response to Robert Carver 's choral masterpiece
0 BoneJesu, and music from one of the most radical violinists of the Baroque: Heinrich Biber. Plus a performance selected by listeners of the BBCSO conducted by the subject of Conductor Files , Malcolm Sargent.
ADDRESS: Three for All, BBC Wales, Cardiff CF5 2YQ Phone: [number removed]


Unknown: James MacMillan
Unknown: Robert Carver
Unknown: Heinrich Biber.
Unknown: Malcolm Sargent.

: Music Matters

Tom Service presents news and interviews from key players in the music world. Producer Paul Frankl


Producer: Paul Frankl

: Performance on 3

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
A concert given last month at St David's
Hall, Cardiff, Introduced by Chris de Souza. Mireille Delunsch (soprano), Sarah Connolly (mezzo), Robert Hayward (baritone), BBC National Chorus and Orchestra of Wales, conductor Tadaaki Otaka
Alun Hoddinott Lizard (first performance, BBC commission)
Szymanowski Stabat Mater Durufle Requiem


Introduced By: Chris de Souza.
Soprano: Mireille Delunsch
Soprano: Sarah Connolly
Baritone: Robert Hayward
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Conductor: Alun Hoddinott Lizard

: Drama on 3: Chelsea Dreaming

By DJ Britton. Fifty years ago today,
Dylan Thomas died in New York after collapsing in the Chelsea Hotel. Tonight's play examines the lies and legends of this unique poet through the critical eye of the Chelsea, infamous home both to wild excesses and inspired creativity.
Music composed by Paula Gardiner
Musicians: Lee Goodall , Gethin Liddington , Huw Warren and Ian Williams Director Alison Hindell


Unknown: Dylan Thomas
Composed By: Paula Gardiner
Musicians: Lee Goodall
Musicians: Gethin Liddington
Musicians: Huw Warren
Musicians: Ian Williams
Director: Alison Hindell
Chelsea Hotel: Roger Allam
Dylan Thomas: Richard Lynch
Caitlin: Penny Downie
DJ: Dorien Thomas
Mam: Manon Edwards
Nancy: Beth Robert
Edgar Lee Masters: Brendan Charieson
Liz: Sarah Hill

: Sunday Feature: The Brancusi Trial

Using transcripts unearthed last year, John Mortimer tells the story of a landmark art trial: Brancusi v United States.
Constantin Brancusi is considered the father of modern sculpture. But 75 years ago, US Customs demanded 40 per cent duty on one of his sculptures, refusing to recognise it as a work of art (which would have been exempt from the tax), In the resulting trial, the court of law had to address that most elusive of questions - what is art? The court cast includes Ed Bishop , Jerry Harte , Stuart Milligan , Kerry Shale and Bob Sherman. Plus interviews with Matthew Gale of the Tate Gallery, 89-year-old Sidney Geist , biographer of Brancusi, artist Richard Wentworth and Ann Temkin of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Producer Margaret Renn


Unknown: John Mortimer
Unknown: Constantin Brancusi
Unknown: Ed Bishop
Unknown: Jerry Harte
Unknown: Stuart Milligan
Unknown: Kerry Shale
Unknown: Bob Sherman.
Unknown: Matthew Gale
Unknown: Sidney Geist
Artist: Richard Wentworth
Artist: Ann Temkin
Producer: Margaret Renn

: Andy Kershaw

The studio guest is American "country noir" singer Mary Gauthier , who dropped out of school at 15, spent her 18th birthday injail, then ran an award-winning restaurant before turning to music full-time.


Singer: Mary Gauthier

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

With Donald Macleod.
Vieme Symphony No 2 (Final); Tantum
Ergo; Berceuse (24 Pièces en Style Libre, Op 31 No 19)
Toumemire, transcr Durufle Improvisation surleTeDeum
Vieme Etoile du Soir, Op 54 No 3; Messe Solennelle, Op 16 Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.

: Through the Night

With Louise Fryer. Polish choral music.
Moniuszko The Cossack; Little Wandering Bird; The Reformed; The Savors' Song
Komorowski The Cranberry Tree Zelenski The Bewitched Princess; At Leave-Taking Karlowicz Happiness Noskowski White Mist Patches Niewiadomski You Grey Horse Maklakiewicz Two Winds
Szymanowski Six Kurpian Songs Swider Two Songs to Lyrics by Polish Poets
Pallasz Epitaph Moss In a Spring Mood
2.15 Nielsen Symphony No 4
(Inextinguishable) 2.50Schoenberg
Three Pieces, Op 11 3.05 Schubert String Quintet in C, 0956 4.00 Haydn Symphony No 22 in E flat (Philosopher) 4.15 Mozart Non Piu, Tutto Ascoltai ... Non Temer
Amato Bene, K490 4.25 Rota Eight and Half 4.30 Joplin, arr AJ Arnold Solace
4.35 Guerrero Si la Noche Haze Escura
4.40 Dugan Toccata 4.45 Dvorak
Overture: My Home, Op 62 5.00 Villa-Lobos Guitar Prelude No 1 in E minor
5.05 Debussy Des Pas sur la Neige
(Preludes, Book 1) 5.10 Szymanowski La Fontaine d'Arethuse, Op 30 No 1
5.20 Fitelberg Three Mazurkas
5.30 Cebrian Lagrimas de Mi Consuelo
5.40 Vivaldi Trio Sonata in D minor,
Op 1 No 12 (La Follia) 5.50 Buckinx Pièce Frite a Droite et a Gauche 5.55 Schreker
Nachtstuck (DerFerne Klang) 6.15 Martinu Sonatina for clarinet and piano 6.25 Mozart
Piano Concerto No 24 in C minor, K491


Unknown: Louise Fryer.
Unknown: Martinu Sonatina

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