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: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore . Music includes:
7.00-8.30: Vaughan-Williams Norfolk Rhapsody No 1 London Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Bernard Haitink
Coates Symphonic Rhapsody on Richard Rodgers With a Song in My Heart
BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor John Wilson Bartok Rhapsody, Op 1 Zoltan Kocsis (piano), Budapest Festival Orchestra, conductor Ivan Fischer
8.30-10.00: Bach Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV538 (Dorian) Hans Fagius (organ) Janacek Taras Bulba
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Karel Ancerl


Unknown: Penny Gore
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Unknown: Richard Rodgers
Conductor: John Wilson
Piano: Zoltan Kocsis
Conductor: Ivan Fischer
Unknown: Hans Fagius
Conductor: Karel Ancerl

: CD Masters

With Jonathan Swain.
Verdi Overture: La Forza del Destino New Philharmonia, conductor Igor Markevitch
10.09 Listener request:
Berlioz Adieu Fiere Cite (Les Troyens, Act 5) Rita Gorr (mezzo), Philharmonia, conductor Lawrance Collingwood
10.14 Marais Prelude en Harpegement; Fantaisie; Grand Ballet; Caprice ou
Sonate; Muzette Sophie Watillon and Friederike Heumann (bass viols), Xavier Diaz-Latorre (guitar and theorbo), Luca Guglielmi (harpsichord)
10.31 Chopin Piano Concerto No 2 in Fminor Clara Haskil , Lamoureux
Orchestra, conductor Igor Markevitch
11.03 Marais Suite No 1 in D (Pieces de Viole, 4eme Livre) Jérôme Hantai , Kaori Uemura and Alex Verzier (bass viols), Pierre Hantaï (harpsichord)
11.28 Markevitch L 'Envoi d'lcare Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Christopher Lyndon-Gee


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Conductor: Igor Markevitch
Unknown: Rita Gorr
Conductor: Lawrance Collingwood
Unknown: Sophie Watillon
Bass: Friederike Heumann
Guitar: Xavier Diaz-Latorre
Harpsichord: Luca Guglielmi
Unknown: Clara Haskil
Conductor: Igor Markevitch
Unknown: Jérôme Hantai
Unknown: Kaori Uemura
Bass: Alex Verzier
Harpsichord: Pierre Hantaï
Conductor: Christopher Lyndon-Gee

: Composer of the Week: Berlioz

4: Berlioz the Symphonist
Donald Macleod and Berlioz expert David Cairns considerthe artistic viewpoint from which Berlioz approached the symphony. He saw it as a form of drama which could equal any of Shakespeare's. His scale of vision and ideas about orchestration were ahead of his time, and his earliest symphonic work, the Symphonie
Fantastique, which was produced in 1830, had an electrifying effect on the audience, who had never heard anything like it before. Harold in Italy followed in 1834, inspired by Byron's dramatic poem Childe Harold 's Pilgrimage and Berlioz's own memories of happytimes spent in the Abruzzi mountains outside Rome. Like Beethoven before him, Berlioz's innovations challenged the way in which symphonic music was regarded.
Ronde du Sabbat (Symphonie Fantastique) LSO, conductor Colin Davis
Harold in Italy (2nd mvt)
Tabea Zimmermann (viola), London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Colin Davis Symphonie Funebre et Triomphale
(1st mvt) (excerpt) Montreal Symphony Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit Romeo et Juliette (finale)
Gilles Cachemaille (baritone), Monteverdi Choir, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et
Romantique, conductor John Eliot Gardiner Repeated on Wednesday at 12 midnight See also 7.30pm


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: David Cairns
Unknown: Childe Harold
Conductor: Colin Davis
Viola: Tabea Zimmermann
Conductor: Colin Davis
Conductor: Symphonie Funebre
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Baritone: Gilles Cachemaille
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Bath Mozartfest
Presented by Stephanie Hughes. Nash Ensemble
Schubert Octet in F, D803


Presented By: Stephanie Hughes.

: Afternoon Performance

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Presented by Louise Fryer . Berlioz Overture: Le Carnaval Romain
Conductor Ilan Volkov
Pierne Scherzo-Caprice, Op 25 Stephen Coombs (piano), conductor Ronald Corp
Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A, K622 Michael Collins (basset clarinet), conductor Ilan Volkov
Tchaikovsky Symphony No 5 in E minor Conductor Alexander Titov


Presented By: Louise Fryer
Conductor: Ilan Volkov
Piano: Stephen Coombs
Conductor: Ronald Corp
Basset: Michael Collins
Conductor: Ilan Volkov
Conductor: Alexander Titov

: Making Tracks

Music foryounger listeners presented by CBBC's Angellica Bell and Adrian Dickson. Including music from Guys and Dolls and Where the Wild Things Are.


Unknown: Adrian Dickson.

: 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

Archive Week
Stephen Johnson presents another concert from the BBC Archives, as voted for by Radio 3 listeners. Thomas Beecham was one of the greatest Berlioz champions, and his Royal Albert Hall performance of the immense Grande Messe des Morts from 1959 reveals the work as a magnificent Romantic vision, rather than the inflated monsterpiece it is often reputed to be.
Berlioz Grande Messe des Morts Richard Lewis (tenor),
Royal Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Thomas Beecham
(13 December 1959, Royal Albert Hall , London)


Unknown: Stephen Johnson
Unknown: Thomas Beecham
Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Tenor: Richard Lewis
Conductor: Thomas Beecham
Unknown: Albert Hall

: Belcea Quartet

Janacek String Quartet No 2 (Intimate Letters) (R)

: Night Waves

China Mieville discusses the final part of Peter Jackson 's Lord of the Rings trilogy, Return of the King, and talks to American writer David Foster Wallace about the Concept of infinity. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: Peter Jackson
Unknown: David Foster Wallace
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Late Junction

Readings from Noël Coward and John Betjeman , krautrockfrom Cluster, and Kaffe Matthews 's adventures in electronics. Presented by Verity Sharp.


Unknown: John Betjeman
Unknown: Kaffe Matthews
Presented By: Verity Sharp.

: Composer of the Week: Stravinsky

5: With Donald Macleod.
Concerto for Two Pianos (Variations;
Prelude and Fugue) Soulima Stravinsky and the Composer
Concerto in E flat (Dumbarton Oaks)
Endymion Ensemble, director John Whitfield Symphony in C LSO, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas
Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Soulima Stravinsky
Director: John Whitfield
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas

: Through the Night

With Louise Fryer.
Liadov The Enchanted Lake, Op 62
Tchaikovsky Symphony No 4 in F minor
1.50 Rachmaninov Variations on a Theme ofCorelli, Op 42 2.15 Chopin Cello Sonata in G minor, Op 65 2.35 Livadlc Scherzo in E; Scherzo in A flat 2.40 Papandopulo Croatian Mass 3.40 Telemann Scherzo
Melodico No 3 in G (Mittwoch) (Pyrmonter Kurwoche) 3.50 Bach Keyboard Partita
No 5 in G, BWV829 4.00 Hoist, arr Walsh St Paul 's Suite 4.15 Stanford 0 Living Will; The Blue Bird, Op 119 No 3 4.25Satie, arr Goto Valse: Je Te Veux 4.30 Debussy Première Rapsodie 4.35 Delibes Bell
Song(Lakme) 4.45 Wassenaer Concerto Armonico No 1 in G 5.00 Bach Violin
Concerto in E, BWV1042 5.15 Weber Sonatina, Romance and Menuet,
Op 3 Nos 1-3 5.20 Donizetti Tombe degli Avi Miei ...Fra Poco a Me Ricovero (Lucia di Lammermoor) 5.30 Fritz Violin Sonata, Op2No4 4 5.45 CF Abel SymphonyinA, Op 10 No 6 5.55 CPE Bach Rondo in C minor, Wq59 No 4 6.00 Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras No 5 (Aria -
Cantilena; Danca - Martel) 6.15 Gade At
Sunset, Op 46 6.20 Mozart String Quintet in G minor, K516


Unknown: Louise Fryer.
Unknown: Walsh St Paul

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