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: Morning on 3

Presented by Sandy Burnett. Music includes:
7.00-8.30 Glinka, arr Balakirev The Lark
Evgeny Kissin (piano) Gluck Chiamo il Mio Ben Cosi (Orfeo ed Euridice) Bernarda Fink (mezzo), Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, conductor Rene Jacobs Rossini Overture: La Scala di Seta
LSO, conductor Claudio Abbado
8.30-10.00 Barber Suite: Souvenirs, Op 28 Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conductor Marin Alsop Handel E Vivo Ancore.... Scherza
Infida (Ariodante) Lorraine Hunt (mezzo), Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, conductor Nicholas McGegan Haydn String Quartet in F, Op 77 No 2 LArchibudelli


Presented By: Sandy Burnett.
Piano: Evgeny Kissin
Piano: Gluck Chiamo
Unknown: Mio Ben
Unknown: Bernarda Fink
Conductor: Rene Jacobs Rossini
Unknown: La Scala
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Unknown: Lorraine Hunt
Conductor: Nicholas McGegan

: CD Masters

With Jonathan Swain.
Warlock 0 Curlew Cry No More (The Curlew)
John Armstrong (tenor), Robert Murchie (flute), Terence MacDonagh (cor anglais), International Quartet, conductor Constant Lambert
10.10 Shostakovich Piano Quintet, Op 57 Victor Aller (piano), Hollywood Quartet
10.40 Britten The Lesson (The Turn of the Screw, Scene 6) David Hemmings (treble),
Olive Dyer and Jennifer Vyvyan (sopranos),
Joy Boughton (oboe/cor anglais), English Opera Group Orchestra, conductor Benjamin Britten
10.46 Vaughan Williams Ten Blake Songs Ian Partridge (tenor), Janet Craxton (oboe)
11.05 Mendelssohn Symphony No 3 in A minor (Scottish) LSO, conductor Peter Maag
11.45 Marcello Oboe Concerto in C minor Leon Goossens , Philharmonia, conductor Walter Susskind


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Tenor: John Armstrong
Tenor: Robert Murchie
Flute: Terence MacDonagh
Piano: Victor Aller
Unknown: David Hemmings
Unknown: Olive Dyer
Sopranos: Jennifer Vyvyan
Conductor: Benjamin Britten
Conductor: Vaughan Williams
Tenor: Ian Partridge
Tenor: Janet Craxton
Conductor: Peter Maag
Unknown: Leon Goossens
Conductor: Walter Susskind

: Composer of the Week: Verdi

Five First Nights
3/5. Paris: Wednesday 13 June 1855
Verdi's French-language creation for the Paris Opera, Les Vêpres Siciliennes, uses a bloody uprising in 12th-century Palermo as the background for a bitter clash of love and duty. Donald Macleod presents excerpts featuring:
BBC Chorus, BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Mario Rossi
Repeated on Tuesday at 12 midnight


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Conductor: Mario Rossi
Helene: Jacqueline Brumaire(soprano)
Henri: Jean Bonhomme(tenor)
Montfort: Neilson Taylor(baritone)
Procida: Ayhan Baran(bass)

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Michael Tippett Centenary
2/4. Presented by Chris de Souza from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow. Peter Donohoe (piano) Bliss Piano Sonata
Tippett Piano Sonata No 2
Debussy Masques; D 'un Cahier d'Esquisses; L'lsleJoyeuse


Unknown: Michael Tippett
Presented By: Chris de Souza
Piano: Peter Donohoe

: Afternoon Performance

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Today's programme includes a concert given at the MacRobert Arts Centre in Stirling last year. Presented by Louise Fryer.
Bach Orchestral Suite No 3 in D, BWV1068 Conductor David Porcelijn
Prokofiev Symphony No 1 (Classical)
Haydn Cella Concerto in D Christian Poltera Mozart Overture: Die Zauberflote
Shostakovich Symphony No 9 Conductor Alan Buribayev


Presented By: Louise Fryer.
Conductor: David Porcelijn
Unknown: Christian Poltera
Conductor: Alan Buribayev

: Making Tracks

An interview with a Valkyrie, a reel for strings, and music for clarinet: Angellica Bell and Adrian Dickson devise more musical discoveries for younger listeners.


Unknown: Adrian Dickson

: Choral Evensong

Live from Canterbury Cathedral.
Introit: In leiunio et Fletu (Tallis). Responses: Tomkins. Psalms: 47,48,49 (Davy, Hurford,
Walmisley). First Reading: 2 Samuel 18, vv1-16,
24-33. Canticles: Stanford in G. Second Reading: Matthew 11, vv1-6. Anthem: Attende Domine (Villette). Final Hymn: Jesu, Lover of My Soul (Aberystwyth). Organ Voluntary: Cortege et Litanie (Dupre). Organist and master of the choristers David Flood. Assistant organist Robert Patterson.


Unknown: David Flood.
Organist: Robert Patterson.

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty presents a selection of music and interviews, and news from the arts world.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

Michael Tippett Centenary
Christopher Cook presents the first of three concerts from the Barbican Hall, London, featuring Michael Tippett 's music alongside that of his greatest musical hero, Beethoven. Scottish Chamber Orchestra, conductor Joseph Swensen
Beethoven Overture: Coriolan
Tippett Divertimento on Sellinger's Round; Fantasia Concertante on a theme of Corelli
8.20 Twenty Minutes: Tippett as Librettist
Unusually for a composer, Michael Tippett wrote his own librettos for his operas and other works. Richard Elfyn Jones discusses some of the ideas behind Tippett's material.
8.40 Beethoven Symphony No 3 in E flat (Eroica)


Unknown: Michael Tippett Centenary
Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Michael Tippett
Conductor: Joseph Swensen
Unknown: Michael Tippett
Unknown: Richard Elfyn Jones

: Night Waves: Undercurrents

Philip Dodd chairs a topical debate exploring the ideas and history behind the headlines of the week. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Philip Dodd
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Late Junction

Verity Sharp 's selections include a solo piano recording by Thelonious Monk, the Rova
Saxophone Quartet playing music by Terry Riley , and a session from singer Jolie Holland of the Be Good Tanyas.


Unknown: Verity Sharp
Music By: Terry Riley
Singer: Jolie Holland

: Composer of the Week: Hovhaness

4/5. During the 1960s Alan Hovhaness immersed himself in the music and culture of the Far East, developing a personal amalgamation of occidental and oriental traditions. Donald Macleod surveys the work of this period. Repeated from Thursday at 12 noon


Unknown: Alan Hovhaness
Unknown: Donald MacLeod

: Through the Night

With John Shea.
Shostakovich Piano Concerto No 2; Symphony No 8
2.20 Pstrokonska-Nawratil Eternal 2.50 Chopin Sonata No 3 in B minor, Op 58 3.15 Sandor Balassa
Prince Csaba 3.40 Bach Viola da Gamba Sonata No 2 in D, BWV1028 3.55 Lassus Aurora Lucis Rutilat: Gratia Sola Dei: Super Flumina Babylonis 4.10 Anon Istampita Parlamento Schubert Ave Maria , D389
4.15 Knipper Radif 4.30 Holst Oriental Suite: Beni Mora
4.45 Weelkes As Vesta Was from Latmos Hill Descending
4.50 Purcell Two Trumpet Tunes and Air; Voluntary on the Old 100th 5.00 Beethoven Overture: The Creatures of Prometheus 5.05 Britten Choral Dances (Gloriana)
5.10 Kvech Oboe Sonata (1st mvt) 5.15 Prokofiev Piano Concerto No 15.30 Telemann Concerto in D. TWV 51 F:1
5.45 Nantermi/Banchieri/Savloli Cor Mio, Deh Non Languire (three settings) 6.00 Satie Aperçus
Desagreables 6.05 Hadjlev String Quartet No 2
6.25 Musorqsky Softly the Spirit Flew
6.30 Stravinsky Suite: The Firebird


Unknown: John Shea.
Unknown: Sandor Balassa
Unknown: Flumina Babylonis
Unknown: Anon Istampita
Unknown: Ave Maria
Unknown: Knipper Radif
Unknown: Beni Mora

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