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: Morning on 3

With Martin Handley. Music includes:
7.00-8.00: Grieg Lyric Suite, Op 54
Halle Orchestra, conductor John Barbirolli Dussek Piano Concerto in G minor, Op 49 Andreas Staier , Concerto Cologne
8.00-9.00: Faure Impromptu in D flat, Op 86 Andrea Vigh (harp) Martucci Le Canzone dei Ricordi Mirella Freni
(soprano), Milan La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Muti


Unknown: Martin Handley.
Conductor: John Barbirolli
Unknown: Andreas Staier
Unknown: Concerto Cologne
Unknown: Faure Impromptu
Conductor: Riccardo Muti

: The Cowan Collection

With Rob Cowan. Regular features include The Innocent Ear and a Bargain HunterCD recommendation. Plus excerpts from the recording of Rachmaninov's Vespers recommended on yesterday's CD Review. Other music includes:
Prokofiev Tybalt's Death (Ballet: Romeo and Juliet) Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Karel Ancerl
AgostinoSteffani lo Voglio Provar
Daniela Mazzucato (soprano),
Carolyn Watkinson (mezzo), WouterMoller (cello), Alan Curtis (harpsichord)
Smetana String Quartet No 2 in D minor Skampa Quartet
D Scariatti Harpsichord Sonata in E, Kkl62 Pierre Hantai (harpsichord) Brahms Academic Festival Overture
Vienna SO, conductor Wolfgang Sawallisch Handel For unto Us (Messiah) London Philharmonic Choir, London Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Hermann Scherchen Email your comments to: cowancollection@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Rob Cowan.
Conductor: Karel Ancerl
Unknown: Voglio Provar
Soprano: Daniela Mazzucato
Soprano: Carolyn Watkinson
Harpsichord: Alan Curtis
Harpsichord: Pierre Hantai
Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch
Conductor: Hermann Scherchen

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley 's guest is journalist Michael Bywater , whose entertaining and often provocative articles in various newspapers and magazines explore a vast range of subjects. His musical enthusiasms are equally eclectic, ranging from Praetorius, Bach and Handel to Messiaen, Janacek and Ligeti.


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Michael Bywater

: The Early Music Show

The English Concert
Andrew Manze presents a concert from
St George's Bristol, given by his own group the English Concert. Featuring music by Muffat and Schmelzer.


Unknown: Andrew Manze

: Sunday Gala

A programme with music chosen on the theme of Italian journeys: Luigi Boccherini was an Italian who spent much of his life in Madrid; Mozart travelled frequentlyto Italy; and Tchaikovsky's string sextet was composed after a trip to Florence.
Stephanie Hughes introduces the concert from last year's Bath MozartFest.
Katherine Gowers and Catherine Manson
(violins), Rachel Roberts and David Adams (violas), Steven Isserlis and GuyJohnston (cellos)
Boccherini Sonata in C minor for two cellos
Mozart String Quartet in G, K156
Boccherini String Quintet in E, Op 11 No 5 Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence, Op 70


Unknown: Katherine Gowers
Violins: Catherine Manson
Violins: Rachel Roberts
Violins: David Adams
Violas: Steven Isserlis

: Attenborough's Journeys

6/6. The Birds. David Attenborough 's final selection from his CD collection focuses on birds and birdsong, with musical interpretations by Delius, Bishop and Respighi, and American composer James Fassett 's Symphony of the Birds. Producer Anthony Seliors


Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: James Fassett
Producer: Anthony Seliors

: Three for All

Louise Fryer 's bag of listener requests includes ChristophPoppen's controversial realisation of Bach's Chaconne for solo violin interwoven with chorales performed by the Hilliard Ensemble, plus music by Portuguese composer, Joly Braga Santos. And Mstislav Rostropovich and Benjamin Britten perform cello music by Janacek at the 1965 Aldeburgh Festival.
Send your requests by PHONE: [number removed] Email via www.bbc.co.uk/radio3
Address: ThreeforAII, BBC Wales, Cardiff CF5 2YQ


Unknown: Louise Fryer
Unknown: Joly Braga Santos.
Unknown: Mstislav Rostropovich
Unknown: Benjamin Britten

: Music Matters

With Tom Service. An interview with cellist and conductor Heinrich Schiff and a look at the role played by sacred music and religious traditions in the process that led to the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe. Producer Paul Frankl


Conductor: Heinrich Schiff
Producer: Paul Frankl

: Performance on 3

Alexander's Feast
The first night of Alexander's Feast in 1736 was one of the most successful of Handel's
London premieres. Based on Dryden'sepic Song forst Cecilia's Day extolling the power of music, the work proved to be only second to Messiah in popularity during the remainder of Handel's life. This concert, given on Saturday in Newcastle upon Tyne, includes the concerto grosso originally composed for performance between the two acts. Introduced by Paul Guinery.
Lisa Milne (soprano), James Oxley (tenor), Roderick Williams (baritone),
Sinfonia Chorus, Northern Sinfonia, conductor Nicholas McGegan
Handel Alexander 's Feast, Act 1;
Concerto Grosso in C (Alexander's Feast); Alexander's Feast, Act 2


Introduced By: Paul Guinery.
Soprano: Lisa Milne
Soprano: James Oxley
Baritone: Roderick Williams
Conductor: Nicholas McGegan
Conductor: Handel Alexander

: Drama on 3

Facing Leicester Square
A journey through one of London's most famous landmarks at the beginning of this century, recorded live at the Albany Theatre, Deptford, London. Featuring Mat Fraser, Segun Lee-French , Sophie Woolley and Shamshad Kahn performing theirown work, Wil Johnson performing work by Ferdinand Dennis , and Jenny Jules performing work by Diran Adebayo. The compere is actor and writer Lennie James.
Music composed and performed by Paul Gladstone-Reid with TonyWallard (cello) Producer/Director Topher Campbell


Unknown: Segun Lee-French
Unknown: Sophie Woolley
Unknown: Shamshad Kahn
Unknown: Wil Johnson
Unknown: Ferdinand Dennis
Unknown: Jenny Jules
Unknown: Diran Adebayo.
Unknown: Lennie James.
Unknown: Paul Gladstone-Reid
Director: Topher Campbell

: Sunday Feature: The Art of Laziness

Is indolence the enemy or ally of creativity? Poet and critic Patrick McGuinness traces the cultural history of idleness, from the leisured Romans to the agitated indolence of the Situationists in 1960s Paris. With contributions from Andrew Motion , Mary Beard , Valentine Cunningham and David Dabydeen. Producer Paul Quinn


Unknown: Patrick McGuinness
Unknown: Andrew Motion
Unknown: Mary Beard
Unknown: Valentine Cunningham
Unknown: David Dabydeen.
Producer: Paul Quinn

: Andy Kershaw

Featuring a session from Yorkshire-based singer/songwriter Steve Tilston.


Songwriter: Steve Tilston.

: Composer of the Week: Marc-AntoineCharpentier

1/5. Early Life. With Donald Macleod.
Prélude (Te Deum in D); Suite: Le Malade Imaginaire (excerpts); Caecilia Virgo et Martyr (excerpt); Suite: Circe (excerpts);
Alma Redemptoris Mater ; Concert for four viols (excerpt) Repeated from Monday at 12 noon


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Alma Redemptoris Mater

: Through the Night

With John Shea.
Soderman Catholic Mass 1.40 Byrd Quadran Pavan and Galliard in G
1.55 Elgar Variations on an Original Theme (Enigma) 2.25 Bliss Cello Concerto
2.55 Britten Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge , Op 10 3.20 Prokofiev Violin Concerto No 2 3.50 Rosetti Grande
Symphonie in D 4.05 Wassenaer Concerto Armonico No 2 in B flat 4.15 Zajc Eva and Zrinski's Duet (Nikola Subic Zrinjski)
4.25 Verdi Overture: La Forza del Destino
4.30 Strozzi Spesso per Entro al Petto;
Diporte di Euterpe , Op 7 4.35 D Scarlatti Keyboard Sonata in C, Kk420 4.40 Glinka Valse-Fantaisie in 8 minor 4.50
Mozart Rondo in B flat, K269 5.00 Handel A Grand Instrumental Procession 5.05 Bach
Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G, BWV1 048
5.15 Vivaldi Violin Concerto in E, RV269
(Spring) (The Four Seasons) 5.25Wikander Three choral songs 5.35 Ludvig Norman String Quartet in C, Op 42 6.05 Addinsell
Warsaw Concerto 6.15 Devienne Trio No 2 in C 6.25 Schubert Four songs
6.40 Faure Suite: Pelleas et Melisande


Unknown: John Shea.
Unknown: Byrd Quadran Pavan
Unknown: Frank Bridge
Unknown: Zajc Eva
Unknown: Strozzi Spesso
Unknown: Diporte Di Euterpe
Unknown: Glinka Valse-Fantaisie
Unknown: Mozart Rondo

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