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: Morning on 3

With Tommy Pearson. Music includes:
7.00-8.00: Handel Concerto Grosso in B flat, Op 3 No 2 Les Musiciens du Louvre, director Marc Minkowski Scharwenka Two Piano
Pieces, Op 86 Seta Tanyel
Karlowicz Lithuanian Rhapsody , Op 11 BBC Philharmonic, conductor Van Pascal Tortelier
8.00-9.00: Rosetti Sinfonia in E flat, Kl:32 Concerto Koln Delius Légende Ralph Holmes (violin), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley Liszt , transcr Guillou Fantasia and Fugue on the theme
BACH (transcr for organ from S529 for piano) Jean Guillou


Unknown: Tommy Pearson.
Director: Marc Minkowski Scharwenka
Unknown: Seta Tanyel
Unknown: Karlowicz Lithuanian Rhapsody
Conductor: van Pascal Tortelier
Conductor: Rosetti Sinfonia
Violin: Ralph Holmes
Conductor: Vernon Handley Liszt
Piano: Jean Guillou

: The Cowan Collection

With Rob Cowan. Regular features include The Innocent Ear and a Bargain Hunter CD recommendation. Plus the recording of Tallis's Lamentations of Jeremiah recommended in yesterday's CD Review. Music also includes:
Benjamin Romantic Fantasy Jascha Heifetz (violin), William Primrose (viola), RCA Victor
Symphony Orchestra, conductor Izler Solomon Bach, arr Reger 0 mensch, bewein dein
Sunde gross Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, conductor Dennis Russell Davies
Bartok Hungarian Sketches Chicago
Symphony Orchestra, conductor Fritz Reiner
Mozart Piano Concerto No 20 in D minor, K466 Maria Yudina , USSR Symphony Orchestra, conductor Sergei Gortschakov Milhaud Suite Provengale
Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Georges Pretre
Email your comments to: cowancollection@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Rob Cowan.
Violin: Jascha Heifetz
Violin: William Primrose
Conductor: Izler Solomon
Conductor: Dennis Russell Davies
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Unknown: Maria Yudina
Conductor: Sergei Gortschakov
Conductor: Georges Pretre

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley discovers the private passions of composer Harrison Birtwistle , who, at the age of 70, is the subject of a major festival on London's South Bank.


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Harrison Birtwistle

: The Early Music Show

When Handel Met
Scarlatti Andrew Manze explores the extraordinary contest that took place in Rome in 1709 between two of the greatest musicians of the Baroque world.


Unknown: Scarlatti Andrew Manze

: Sunday Gala

Stephanie Hughes presents a recital given at Bridgewater Hall, Manchester. Simon Preston (organ)
SS Wesley Choral Song and Fugue Elgar Organ Sonata in G, Op 28 Messiaen LAscencion
Ives Variations on America
Schmidt Toccata in C


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes

: Champion Brass

Earlier this month, 18 of the country's finest brass bands gathered at London's Royal Albert Hall for the final of the National Brass Band
Championships. Petroc Trelawny introduces musical highlights from that day.


Unknown: Albert Hall

: Three for All with Brian Kay

More listeners' requests, including a youthful Gloria from Puccini, a spicy Spanish Fandango by Boccherini and a complete performance of Dvorak's Piano Quintet No 2 in A, Op 81. Send in your requests by PHONE: [number removed] Email via www.bbc.co.uk/radio3
Address: Three for All, BBC Wales, Cardiff CF5 2YQ

: lebrecht.live

Orchestras - Who Needs Them?
Norman Lebrecht chairs another provocative debate. The symphony orchestra is facing its greatest crisis: American ones are running deficits and facing wage strikes; in Europe the radio orchestra is on the brink of extinction; while in Britain orchestras are required to be social workers, prison visitors and remedial teachers. Should we scrap some orchestras? Is there a moral case to be made for sustaining the orchestra, beyond that of procuring employment for fine musicians? Send in your views, comments or queries: Email: lebrecht.live@bbc.co.uk
Address: Lebrecht Live, BBC Radio 3, Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA Phone (from 5pm): [number removed]


Unknown: Norman Lebrecht

: Performance on 3

Listen Up!
A concert that took place last night at the Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool.
Ralph Kirshbaum (cello), Royal Liverpool PO, conductor Gerard Schwarz Gareth Wood Fanfare
Delius On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring; Summer Night on the River Walton Cello Concerto
Beethoven Symphony No 3 in E flat (Eroica)


Cello: Ralph Kirshbaum
Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
Conductor: Gareth Wood
Cello: River Walton

: Drama on 3: The Lovers of Viorne

A dismembered corpse and an unemotional confession lead a police interrogator to try and understand a woman's life and marriage in a provincial French town. By Marguerite Duras , translated by Barbara Bray and adapted by Bryony Lavery.
Director Annie Castledine


Unknown: Marguerite Duras
Translated By: Barbara Bray
Adapted By: Bryony Lavery.
Director: Annie Castledine
The Interrogator: Roger Allam
Pierre: Peter Bowles
Other voices: Andrew Hawkins
Claire: Juliet Stevenson

: Sunday Feature:The Sufi and the Shrine

William Dalrymple uncovers the medieval roots of modern India. His search begins in the 14th century, when Delhi attracted immigrants from across Asia to become the region's most prosperous centre. Arrivals included the Sufis, whose approach appealed to both Hindus and Muslims - but can they still create a bridge between the communities? Producer Mark Rickards


Unknown: William Dalrymple
Producer: Mark Rickards

: Andy Kershaw

Including news from the Womex world music expo in Essen, Germany, where the 2005 Radio 3 Awards for World Music nominations have today been announced.

: Composer of the Week:Coleridge-Taylor

1/5. The life and music of Samuel Coleridge -Taylor, with Donald Macleod. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Samuel Coleridge
Unknown: Donald MacLeod.

: Through the Night

Presented by Jonathan Swain. A concert of contemporary works for Halloween, recorded in Ljubljana last year. Lebic Vampirabile Tormis Curse upon Iron Winges Magic Strings 2.00 Noskowski Symphony No 3 in F
(From Spring to Spring) 2.40 Kuchar Fantasia in D minor
2.50 Kodaly Cello Sonata. Op 8 3.20 Farkas Harpsichord Concerto 3.40 Bach Suite No 2 in B minor, BWV1067
4.00 CPE Bach Flute Sonata in A minor, Wql28
4.10 JC Bach Ich lasse dich nich 4.15 JM Bach Mein schonste Zier und Kleinod bist Glinka Trio Pathétique in D minor 4.25 Moniuszko Mazurka (Halka)
4.30 Bruhns Wohl dem, der den Herren furchtet
4.40 Plattl Oboe Concerto in G minor 4.50 Handel Spirit Music (Alcina) 5.00 Bruynel Serene
5.05 Musorgsky, orch Rimsky-Korsakov A Night on the Bare Mountain 5.15 MacDowell Hexentanz, Op 17 No 2
5.20 Gluck Dances of the Furies (Orphee et Euridice)
5.25 Mozart Die Mile Rache (Die ZaubeiHote) (arr for trumpet and orch) Gounod Mab, Reine des Mensonges (Romeo et Juliette) 5.30 Ravel Ballet: Ma Mère rOye
6.00 Veress Four Transylvanian Dances 6.15 Trad
Hungarian Dance of the Prince of Transylvania Lefebvre Viri Sancti Gloriosum Sanguinem 6.20 Bartok Romanian Folk Dances 6.30 Scriabin Poeme Satanique , Op 36
6.35 Musorgsky Mysterious Forces (Khovanshchina, Act 2) 6.40 Dvorak Legend No 4 in C (Legends, Op 59) (arr for orch) 6.45 Kuhlau Overture: The Magic Harp


Presented By: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Kuchar Fantasia
Unknown: Jc Bach Ich
Unknown: Gluck Dances
Unknown: Scriabin Poeme Satanique

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