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: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore . Music includes:
7.00-8.30: Hoist A Fugal Concerto Kate Hill (flute), Ruth Bolister (oboe), Elgar Chamber Orchestra, conductor Stephen Bell
Chopin Berceuse in D flat, Op 5 7 Ivan Moravec (piano) Sibelius The Bard
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conductor Sakari Oramo
8.30-10.00: Copland Ballet: Grohg Cleveland Orchestra, conductor Oliver Knussen
Massenet Reste au Foyer, Petit Grillon
(Cendrillon) Magdalena Kozena (mezzo), Mahler Chamber Orchestra, conductor Marc Minkowski


Unknown: Penny Gore
Flute: Kate Hill
Flute: Ruth Bolister
Conductor: Stephen Bell
Conductor: Chopin Berceuse
Piano: Ivan Moravec
Conductor: Sakari Oramo
Conductor: Oliver Knussen
Conductor: Massenet Reste
Unknown: Petit Grillon
Unknown: Magdalena Kozena
Conductor: Marc Minkowski

: CD Masters

With Rob Cowan.
Bach Toccata and Fugue in F, BWV540 Ton Koopman (organ)
10.17 Beethoven Symphony No 3 in E flat (Eroica) Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler
11.13 Faure Nine Preludes, Op 103 Jean-Philippe Collard (piano)
11.37 Beethoven Grosse Fuge in B flat, Op 133 Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler


Unknown: Rob Cowan.
Conductor: Wilhelm Furtwangler
Piano: Beethoven Grosse Fuge
Conductor: Wilhelm Furtwangler

: Composer of the Week: Charpentier

4/5. Medee. Donald Macleod focuses on Charpentier's tragedie lyrique, Medee. The composer's late rival Lully had had a virtual monopoly of music at King Louis XIV's court, and Lully's supporters were scathing in their attacks on Medee, and the opera was not a success. However, contemporary writer Sebastian de Brossard had a high opinion of it, saying that " is from this opera, more than any other, that one can learn the essentials of good composition", and he was vindicated in 1984 when the work was revived at the Opera de Lyon.
Medee (excerpts) Lorraine Hunt (soprano), Noemi Rime (soprano), Mark Padmore
(tenor), Bernard Deletre (bass), Les Arts Florissants, director William Christie Repeated on Wednesday at 12 midnight


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Soprano: Lorraine Hunt
Soprano: Mark Padmore
Tenor: Bernard Deletre
Director: William Christie

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Elgar on Home Ground
3/4. Both Elgar and his contemporary
Debussy completed only one string quartet each. Chris de Souza presents a chance to compare the two in another concert recorded at Malvern Priory. The Lindsays
Debussy String Quartet, Op 10
Elgar String Quartet in E minor, Op 83


Unknown: Chris de Souza

: Afternoon Performance

BBC Philharmonic
Russian Fairy Tales
4/5. Stravinsky's first masterpiece for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes is a classic fairy tale involving a prince, a gleaming magic bird/woman sitting in a tree of golden apples, and a beautiful princess whom the prince rescues from an evil ogre. Once the latter's vanquished, there's a big wedding. Presented by Sandy Burnett. Kabalevsky Overture: Colas Breugnon Conductor Vassily Sinaisky
Chopin, arr Stravinsky Waltz in E flat, Op 18; Nocturne in A flat, Op 32 No 2
Conductor Gianandrea Noseda
Chopin Piano Concerto No 1 in E minor Ewa Kupiec , conductor Gilbert Varga
Stravinsky Ballet: The Firebird (1910) Conductor Gianandrea Noseda


Presented By: Sandy Burnett.
Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky
Unknown: Stravinsky Waltz
Conductor: Ewa Kupiec
Conductor: Gilbert Varga
Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda

: Brian Kay's Light Programme

Another chance to hear Brian Kay in ! conversation with Yvonne Kalman. who talks about the iite and music of her father the Hungarian composer Emmerich Kalman. (Ri


Unknown: Brian Kay
Unknown: Yvonne Kalman.
Unknown: Emmerich Kalman.

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty presents a selection of music and arts news.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Susan Bickley (mezzo), conductor Sakari Oramo
Tommy Pearson presents a concert from Symphony Hall in Birmingham. Sakari
Oramo conducts the first performances of two works by John Foulds , who died in 1939. Mirage is a musical evocation of man's metaphysical aspirations, while Lyra Celtica makes use of quarter-tone scales in a wordless concerto for voice and orchestra, inspired by Indian classical music.
Strauss Til Eulenspiegels Lustige Streiche Foulds Mirage ; Lyra Celtica (first performances)
Strauss Also Sprach Zarathustra


Unknown: Susan Bickley
Conductor: Sakari Oramo
Conductor: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: John Foulds
Unknown: Lyra Celtica
Unknown: Eulenspiegels Lustige Streiche
Unknown: Foulds Mirage

: BBC Singers

Conductor Nicholas Kok
Max Reger 0 Tod, Wie BitterBistDu , Op 110 Hugo Distler WachetAuf , Ruft Uns die Stimme, Op 12 No 6


Conductor: Nicholas Kok
Conductor: Max Reger
Unknown: Wie Bitterbistdu
Unknown: Hugo Distler Wachetauf

: Night Waves

Paul Allen and guests review The Quare Fellow, Brendan Behan 's comic drama about life for 13 prisoners in an Irish jail.
It's directed by one of Britain's most popular comic actresses, Kathy Burke. Fifty years after it was first performed, has this comic drama lost or gained its political bite? Producer Erin Riley


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Brendan Behan
Unknown: Kathy Burke.
Producer: Erin Riley

: Late Junction

Ensemble Bash play Mopti Street by Simon Limbrick , based on kora themes of Guinea, and two great guitarists, American
Bill Frisell and DjelimadyTounkara from Mali, join Verity Sharp in the studio.


Unknown: Simon Limbrick
Unknown: Bill Frisell
Unknown: Verity Sharp

: Composer of the Week: Bartok

5/5. Donald Macleod looks at this poignant, final episode in the life of one of the 20th-century's greatest composers, when Bartok finally turned his back on Hungary for good, to make a new life for himself and his wife in America.
Seven Pieces from Mikrokosmos, No 2 Performed by the Composer and Ditta Pasztory-Bartok (pianos)
Contrasts (Istmvt: Verbunkos)
Performed by the Composer (piano), Benny Goodman (clarinet), Joseph Szigeti (violin) String Quartet No 6 (3rd mvt) Takacs Quartet
Concerto for Orchestra
Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Antal Dorati
Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Pianos: Ditta Pasztory-Bartok
Piano: Benny Goodman
Clarinet: Joseph Szigeti
Conductor: Antal Dorati

: Through the Night

With Louise Fryer.
Another chance to hear highlights of a concert from last year's BBC Proms. BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Richard Hickox
Ravel Ballet: Ma Mere I 'Oye Franck Symphony in D minor
2.05 Schumann Kinderszenen , Op 15
2.30 Boehmer Canto in Modo Nono
2.45 Nauss Praeludium Terti Toni
3.00 Hellendaal Concerto Grosso in D,
Op 3 No 5 3.15 Beethoven Piano Concerto No 3 in C minor 3.50 Strauss Macbeth , Op 23 4.10 Rachmaninov Prelude in C sharp minor 4.15 Purcell Pavane and Chaconne in G minor 4.20
Handel Piangero la Sorte Mia (Giulio Cesare )
4.30 Verdi Pater Noster 4.40 Dvorak Romance in F minor, Op 11
4.50 Nielsen Serenata in Vano
5.00 Rimsky-Korsakov Overture: May Night
5.05Demersseman Concert Fantasy, Op 36
5.20 Caplet Harp Divertissment No 1 (A la Francaise) 5.25 Vogt Six Short Organ
Pieces 5.30 Raminsh Ave Verum Corpus
5.40 Mielck Finnish Suite. Op 10
5.55 Czerny Brilliant Poionaise. Op 296 i 6.10 Schubert Die Junge Nonne. D828;
Dab Rosenoand D280: Auf dem See, D543
6.20 Vanhal Double Bass Concerto in t fla r
6.45Sarasate rantasy after Bizet's Carmel


Unknown: Louise Fryer.
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Unknown: Schumann Kinderszenen
Unknown: Boehmer Canto
Unknown: Strauss MacBeth
Unknown: Handel Piangero
Unknown: Giulio Cesare
Unknown: Junge Nonne.

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