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: Morning on 3

Presented by Sandy Burnett. Music includes:
Walther Sonata No 10 (Imitatione del Cuccu) Musica Antiqua , Koln, conductor
Reinhard Goebel Elgar The Spirit of England Felicity Lott (soprano), London Symphony Chorus,
Northern Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox Liszt Rhapsodie Espagnole Arnaldo Cohen (piano)
Sullivan List and Learn (The Gondoliers) D'Oyly Carte Opera Chorus,
New Symphony Orchestra of London, conductor Isidore Godfrey
Handel Utrecht Te Deum, HWV278 Soloists, Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Academy of Ancient Music, conductor Simon Preston
Musorgsky, arr Rimsky-Korsakov A Night on the Bare Mountain Chicago SO/Fritz Reiner


Presented By: Sandy Burnett.
Unknown: Musica Antiqua
Conductor: Reinhard Goebel Elgar
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Conductor: Liszt Rhapsodie Espagnole
Piano: Arnaldo Cohen
Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
Conductor: Simon Preston

: CD Masters

Presented by Rob Cowan.
Musorgsky Boris Godunov: Entry of Boris (Prologue, Scene 1);
Varlaam's Drinking Song (Act 1 Scene 2); Clock Scene (Act 2)
Boris Christoff (bass),
French National Radio Orchestra, conductor Issay Dobrowen
10.22 Bridge String Sextet Raphael Ensemble
10.50 Purcell Incidental Music: The Married Beau (excerpts) Hartford Chamber Orchestra, conductor Fritz Mahler
11.00 Brahms In Stiller Nacht
RIAS Chamber Choir, conductor Marcus Creed
11.03 Musorgsky Boris Godunov, Act 4 Scene 2 (excerpt) Boris Christoff (bass), Sofia National Opera Chorus,
Conservatoire Concerts Society Orchestra, conductor André Cluytens
11.25 Schubert Notturno (Adagio)
Jan Pospichal (violin), Wilfried Rehm (cello), Wolfgang Sawallisch (piano)
11.35 Bridge Divertimenti Phoenix Wind Ensemble
11.52 Musorgsky Where Are You, Little Star? Boris Christoff (bass),
Alexandre Labinsky (piano)


Presented By: Rob Cowan.
Bass: Boris Christoff
Conductor: Issay Dobrowen
Conductor: Fritz Mahler
Conductor: Marcus Creed
Bass: Boris Christoff
Conductor: André Cluytens
Violin: Jan Pospichal
Violin: Wilfried Rehm
Piano: Wolfgang Sawallisch
Bass: Boris Christoff
Piano: Alexandre Labinsky

: Composer of the Week:Mozart - the Keyboard Player

4/5. This survey of Mozart's relationship with the piano focuses today on some of the works that he wrote for, and performed with, his friends and admired musical colleagues during his Viennese decade. Presented by Donald Macleod.
Violin Sonata in B flat, K454 Frank Peter
Zimmermann, Alexander Lonquich (piano) Ch'lo Mi Scordi di Te, K505 Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo), Andras Schiff (fortepiano), Vienna
Chamber Orchestra, conductor Gyorgy Fischer Trio in E flat, K498 (Kegelstatt)
Sabine Meyer (clarinet), Tabea Zimmermann (viola), Hartmut H611 (piano)
Repeated on Wednesday at 12 midnight


Violin: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Frank Peter
Piano: Alexander Lonquich
Unknown: Cecilia Bartoli
Unknown: Andras Schiff
Conductor: Gyorgy Fischer
Clarinet: Sabine Meyer
Clarinet: Tabea Zimmermann

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Harmonie at Bristol
Another recital of ensemble music featuring wind instruments, given at St George's Bristol early this year. Presented by Chris de Souza. Gaudier Ensemble
Nielsen Serenata in Vano
Mozart Horn Quintet in E flat, K407 Franpaix Octet


Presented By: Chris de Souza.

: Afternoon Performance

Ulster Orchestra - Lagan Goes Latin
John Shea presents a programme mostly of Mexican music.
Revueltas Janitzio ;
Homenaje a Federico Garcia Lorca Moncayo Huapango Chavez Sinfonia No 5
Marquez Danzdn No 2
Conductor Enrique Barrios Guridi 10 Melodias Vascas
Conductor Max Bragado-Darman


Unknown: John Shea
Music: Revueltas Janitzio
Unknown: Federico Garcia Lorca
Unknown: Moncayo Huapango
Conductor: Enrique Barrios
Conductor: Max Bragado-Darman

: Making Tracks

Music for large xylophones, an overture for a fairy and a rather jazzy short story. Presented by CBBC's Angellica Bell and Adrian Dickson.


Unknown: Adrian Dickson.

: Brian Kay's Light Programme

A Suite for Strings by Cyril Scott , an arrangement of Scottish folk melodies by Robert Farnon , some music for
Remembrance Day and, by popular request, more music by Ernst Fischer.


Unknown: Cyril Scott
Unknown: Robert Farnon
Music By: Ernst Fischer.

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty with music and arts news.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

Simon Rattle Week
The series celebrating Simon Rattle's first two years at the Berlin Philharmonic continues with a second chance to hear one of the BBC Proms they gave this year.
Berlin PO, conductor Simon Rattle Debussy La Mer
Messiaen Eclairs surl'Au-Dela


Unknown: Simon Rattle

: Night Waves

As a new production of Shakespeare's
Hamlet, directed by Japanese director Yukio Ninagawa , and mixing Eastern and Western imagery with spectacular effect, opens at the Barbican Theatre, London, Susan Hitch examines the persisting fascination of this play. Producer Martin Smith


Director: Yukio Ninagawa
Unknown: Susan Hitch
Producer: Martin Smith

: Late Junction

A look ahead to the London Jazz Festival;
Son House sings John the Revelator, and the Kronos Quartet play Ben Johnson 's String
Quartet No 4 (Amazing Grace). Presented by Fiona Talkington.


Unknown: Ben Johnson
Presented By: Fiona Talkington.

: Composer of the Week: D'lndy

5/5. Fervaal. A look at the impact of Wagner on d'lndy. With Donald Macleod.
Fervaal (Act 3) Christine Rice (mezzo), Stuart Kale (tenor). David Kempster (bass-baritone), BBC National Chorus and Orchestra of Wales, conductor Jean-Yves Ossonce Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Christine Rice
Tenor: Stuart Kale
Tenor: David Kempster
Conductor: Jean-Yves Ossonce

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain.
A concert by the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Tobias Ringborg : Unde A Merry Overture,
Op 14 Mozart Violin Concerto No 3 in G, K216 Bjorkander Archipelago Sketches, Op 3 Wagner Overture: Tannhauser
1.55 Dvorak Symphony No 4 in D minor 2.35 Brahms Violin Sonata No 2 in A 2.55 Chopin Scherzo No 2 in B flat minor. Op 31 3.05 Bach Suite No 1 in C. BWV1066
3.30 Schnizer Organ Sonata No 1 in C, Op 1
3.40 Mozart Mass in C, K31 7 (Coronation)
4.05 Marenzio Giunto a la Tomba
4.15 Granados Melancolica (Danza Triste), Op 37 No 10
4.20 Martinu Etudes and Polkas, bk 3
4.30 Puccini Nessun Dorma (Turandot)
4.35 Bach Violin Sonata No 3 in E. BWV1016
4.50 Vedro The Magic Bird Game Kunzen Overture: Der Fest der Winzer 5.00 Handel Gentle Morpheus,
Son of Night (Alceste) 5.05 Tartini Movimento Isolate
5.10Crusell Introduction et Air Suedois, Op 12
5.20 Chopin Polonaise No 6 in A flat. Op 53
5.30 Back String Quartet No 2 5.40 Sulek The Tablet of Baska 5.55 Kuula Jupiter Sinfonia , Op 36
6.05 Handel Figlia Mia Non Pianger No! (Tamerlano)
6.10 Schubert Overture: Rosamunde
6.20 Mozart Piano Sonata in C, K330
6.30 Haydn Symphony No 67 in F


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Conducted By: Tobias Ringborg
Unknown: Marenzio Giunto
Unknown: Granados Melancolica
Unknown: Kuula Jupiter Sinfonia
Unknown: Handel Figlia

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