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: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore. Music includes:
7.00-8.30: Schubert Auf dem Strom,
D943 Michael Schade (tenor), David Pyatt (horn), Graham Johnson (piano)
Shostakovich Piano Concerto No 2 Marc-Andre Hamelin ,
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Litton
Villa-Lobos Bachiana Brasileira No 5 Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano), Lyn Harrell (cello), Instrumental Ensemble
8.30-10.00: Rossini Gloria (Petite Messe Solennelle) Lucia Popp (soprano), Brigitte Fassbaender (contralto), Nicolai Gedda
(tenor), Dimitri Kavakos (bass), Katia and Maria Labeque (pianos), Choir of King's College, Cambridge, conductor Stephen Cleobury
Brahms Piano Trio in B, Op8 ChungTrio


Tenor: Michael Schade
Tenor: David Pyatt
Horn: Graham Johnson
Unknown: Marc-Andre Hamelin
Conductor: Andrew Litton
Soprano: Lyn Harrell
Soprano: Lucia Popp
Soprano: Brigitte Fassbaender
Contralto: Nicolai Gedda
Tenor: Dimitri Kavakos
Pianos: Maria Labeque
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury

: CD Masters

With Jonathan Swain and Rob Cowan. Beethoven Symphony No 7 in A Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conductor Colin Davis
10.40 Faure Clairde Lune , Op 46 No 2 Charles Panzera (baritone),
Madeleine Panze ra-Baillot (piano)
10.44 Grieg Melody, Op 47 No 3 Emil Gilels (piano)
10.50 Hoffstetter Serenade (String Quartet in F, Op 3 No 5) Vegh Quartet
10.55 Villa-Lobos Prelude No 3 in A minor Andres Segovia (guitar)
11.02 Listener request: Robert Simpson Symphony No 3 Royal Philharmonic
Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley
11.34 Saint-Saens The Carnival of the Animals Geza Anda and Bela Siki (pianos), Philharmonia, conductor Igor Markevitch


Unknown: Jonathan Swain
Unknown: Rob Cowan.
Conductor: Colin Davis
Conductor: Faure Clairde Lune
Baritone: Charles Panzera
Baritone: Madeleine Panze
Piano: Emil Gilels
Guitar: Andres Segovia
Unknown: Robert Simpson
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Unknown: Geza Anda
Pianos: Bela Siki
Conductor: Igor Markevitch

: Composer of the Week: Janacek

Donald Macleod explores Janacek's relationship with Kamilla Stosslova , a married woman who inspired all the great works of Janacek's latter years.
The Diary of One Who Disappeared (excerpts) Ian Bostridge (tenor), Thomas Ades (piano)
The Prophecy and Death of Taras Bulba (Taras Bulba) Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Vaclav Talich
Katya Kabanova , Act 2 (excerpts) Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Charles Mackerras
Repeated Monday 12 midnight


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Kamilla Stosslova
Tenor: Ian Bostridge
Piano: Thomas Ades
Conductor: Vaclav Talich
Conductor: Katya Kabanova
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Katya: Elisabeth Soderstrom (soprano)
Boris: Peter Dvorsky (tenor)

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Introduced by Chris de Souza from the Temple Church, London.
The Clerks' Group, directed by Edward Wickham , perform a festive sequence of chants marking the progress of Advent in the medieval liturgy, interwoven with English hymns byCornysh and Dunstable and motets by Josquin des Prez, Johannes Ockeghem and their contemporaries.


Introduced By: Chris de Souza
Directed By: Edward Wickham
Unknown: Johannes Ockeghem

: Afternoon Performance

Best of 2003: BBC Symphony Orchestra Sally Matthews (soprano),
Christopher Maltman (baritone),
BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Walter Weller
Tommy Pearson presents another chance to hear a concert given at London's
Barbican in April by the BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra.
Schubert Symphony No 8 in B minor (Unfinished)
Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem


Soprano: Sally Matthews
Baritone: Christopher Maltman
Conductor: Walter Weller
Conductor: Tommy Pearson

: Voices

lain Burnside presents a recital of songs by Schubert, Strauss and Wolf given at
St John's Smith Square, London, by the young Irish soprano Ailish Tynan , who has recently joined Radio 3's New Generation Artists scheme. With Simon Lepper (piano).


Soprano: Ailish Tynan
Piano: Simon Lepper

: Grand Opera

Stephanie Hughes presents opera in Italian by Germans from Mozart to
Meyerbeer, and an exciting discovery of a a work by an Italian working in France - Piccinni's D/don- which tells the tragic story of Dido and Aeneas.


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes

: New Generation Artists

Verity Sharp presents recordings by Radio 3's New Generation Artists, including: Prokofiev Violin Sonata No 1, Op 80 Janine Jansen , David Kuyken (piano)
Poulenc Chansons Gaillardes (excerpts) Jonathan Lemalu (bass-baritone), Michael Hampton (piano)
Liszt Legend No 1 (St Francis ofAssisi
Preaching to the Birds) Llyr Williams (piano)


Unknown: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Janine Jansen
Piano: David Kuyken
Bass-Baritone: Jonathan Lemalu
Piano: Michael Hampton
Piano: Llyr Williams

: BBC Proms 2003

Presented by Stephanie Hughes. Strauss Elektra
Maidservants and men and women of the household played by London Voices
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Donald Runnicles


Presenter: Stephanie Hughes
Conductor: Donald Runnicles
Elektra: Gabriele Schnaut (soprano)
Chrysothemis: Janice Watson (soprano)
Clytemnestra: Felicity Palmer (mezzo)
Aegisthus: John Treleaven (tenor)
Orestes: Alan Held (bass)
First Maid: Susan Gorton (contralto)
Second Maid: Antonia Sotgiu (mezzo)
Third Maid: Sarah Castle (mezzo)
Fourth Maid: Gweneth-Ann Jeffers (soprano)
Fifth Maid: Rebecca Nash (soprano)
Overseer Mary: Lloyd Davies (soprano)
Young Servant: Huw Rhys-Evans (tenor)

: Belief

7: Joan Bakewell asks the artists Amrit and Rabinda Kalir-Singh about their beliefs.


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Rabinda Kalir-Singh

: Late Junction Special: Molde JazzFestival

Fiona Talkington continues her visit to this summer's Molde International Jazz festival in Norway, meeting many of the musicians involved as well as those behind the scenes. She discovers what happened when the festival driver told Miles Davis he didn't like his music. There's more from artist-in-residence Michael Brecker. Plus trumpeter Nils Petter Molvaer 's 2002 festival performance and Norwegian double bass player Arild Andersen 's Molde concert from 1981.


Unknown: Fiona Talkington
Unknown: Miles Davis
Unknown: Michael Brecker.
Unknown: Nils Petter Molvaer
Unknown: Arild Andersen

: Composer of the Week: Bach

3. 1800-1880. With Donald Macleod. Repeated from Christmas Eve at 12 noon


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.

: Through the Night

With John Shea.
Monteverdi Vespro della Beata Vergine
2.25 Rebel Ballet Suite: Les Elemens
2.45 Leclair Violin Concerto in F, Op 10 No4 (Allegro) 2.55Weckmann WennderHerr die Gefangenen zu Zion Erlosen Wird
3.05 Mozart Piano Concerto No 23 in A, K488 3.35 Jacobus Vaet Postquam
Consumati Essent Dies 3.40 Lysenko Fantasy on Two Ukrainian Themes
3.50 Sweelinck Est-ce Mars?
3.55 Walton Touch Her Soft Lips and Part (Suite: Henry V) 4.00 Jelly Roll
Morton Frog-I -More Rag 4.05 Trad, arr Rutter Rise Up Shepherd, and Follow
4.10 Tchaikovsky Marche Slave
4.20 Eisner Polonaise in E flat
4.25 Noskowski Polonaise Elegiaque
4.30 Wieniawski Polonaise in A, Op 21
4.40 Paderewski, arr Wiechowicz Lieder , Op 18 (excerpts) 4.50 Offenbach, compl Haensch Overture: La Belle Helene
5.00 Poulenc Organ Concerto
5.20 Anon De Profundis ad Te Dominum
5.25 Mozart, arr Weigelt Adagio in B flat, K411 5.30 Schubert Sehnsucht , D636
5.35 Liszt Orpheus 5.45 Sweelinck Psalm 90; Laudate Dominum
5.50 Koehne Capriccio
6.15 Raminsh Ave Verum Corpus
6.20 Wagner Gotterdammerung
(orchestral excerpts) 6.50Schein Paduana (Suite No 7) (Banchetto Musicale)


Unknown: John Shea.
Unknown: Jacobus Vaet Postquam
Unknown: Morton Frog-I
Unknown: Eisner Polonaise
Unknown: Noskowski Polonaise Elegiaque
Unknown: Wieniawski Polonaise
Unknown: Wiechowicz Lieder
Unknown: Schubert Sehnsucht

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