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: Morning on 3

Presented by Sandy Burnett. Music includes:
7.00-8.30: Berlioz Overture: Le Carnaval
Romain Bastille Opera Orchestra, conductor Myung-Whun Chung Carbonelli Aria con
Variazioni Se Piace (Sonata No 12 in G minor) Helene Schmitt (violin), Karl-Ernst Schroder
(Baroque guitar), Gaetano Nasilio (cello) Chopin Polonaise in F sharp minor. Op 44 Evgeny Kissin (piano) Stravinsky Scherzo Fantastique, Op 3 Cleveland Orchestra, conductor Pierre Boulez Mendelssohn Piano Trio in D minor Chung Trio
8.30-10.00: Nielsen Symphony No 1 Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Myung-Whun Chung
Jommelli Lamentations of Jeremiah (excerpt) Veronigue Gens (soprano), Gerard Lesne (alto),
II Seminario Musicale , director Christophe Rousset


Presented By: Sandy Burnett.
Violin: Helene Schmitt
Guitar: Gaetano Nasilio
Cello: Chopin Polonaise
Piano: Evgeny Kissin
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
Soprano: Veronigue Gens
Soprano: Gerard Lesne
Unknown: Seminario Musicale
Director: Christophe Rousset

: CD Masters

With Rob Cowan.
Aaron Copland Violin Sonata Louis Kaufman accompanied by the composer (piano)
10.20 Mendelssohn Songs without Words, Op 30 Nos 7-11 Daniel Barenboim (piano)
10.35 Haydn String Quartet in E flat, Op 33 No 2 (Joke) Janacek Quartet
10.55 Poulenc Sept Repons de Tenebres
Alexandre Carpentier (treble), Sainte Chapelle Maîtrise, Petits Chanteurs de Chaillot, French New PO, conductor Georges Pretre
11.20 Mendelssohn Fantasy in Fsharp minor, Op 28 (Sonate Ecossaise) Shura Cherkassky (piano)
11.35 Vivaldi Violin Concerto in G minor, RV315 (Summer) (The Four Seasons) Louis Kaufman , Concert Hall Chamber Orchestra, conductor Henry Swoboda
11.45 Mendelssohn Songs without Words, Op 67Nos 1-3 Livia Rev (piano)
11.55 Kern Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
Louis Kaufman (violin), Leonard "Tiny" Berman (piano)


Unknown: Rob Cowan.
Piano: Daniel Barenboim
Unknown: Alexandre Carpentier
Unknown: Sainte Chapelle
Conductor: Georges Pretre
Piano: Shura Cherkassky
Unknown: Louis Kaufman
Conductor: Henry Swoboda
Piano: Livia Rev
Violin: Louis Kaufman

: Composer of the Week: Elgar

3/5. Friends and Champions. 2/2
Donald Macleod continues his exploration of Elgar through the people who knew him by looking at his friendships with three men.
The Challenge of Thor (Scenes from the Saga of King Olaf) Brian Rayner Cook (bass),
London Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley
The Kingdom, Part Margaret Marshall
(soprano), Felicity Palmer (mezzo),
Arthur Davies (tenor), David Wilson-Johnson (baritone), London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Richard Hickox
Violin Sonata in E minor (3rd mvt)
William Bouton , Leonore Hall (piano) Triumphal March (Caractacus)
RLPO, conductor Charles Groves
Repeated on Tuesday at 12 midnight


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Bass: Brian Rayner Cook
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Soprano: Margaret Marshall
Soprano: Felicity Palmer
Tenor: Arthur Davies
Tenor: David Wilson-Johnson
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Unknown: William Bouton
Piano: Leonore Hall
Conductor: Charles Groves

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Celebrating Mozart
2/4. The Michelangelo Quartet and viola player Lawrence Power join forces for two of Mozart's finest chamber works. Presented by Stephanie Hughes from LSO St Luke's in London.
Mozart String Quintet in C minor, K406 (arr from Wind Serenade, K388); String Quintet in C, K515


Unknown: Lawrence Power
Presented By: Stephanie Hughes

: Afternoon Performance

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Singers
Presented by Graeme Kay. Britten Suite: Gloriana BBCSSO, conductor Martyn Brabbins
Osbert Parsley Lamentations
BBC Singers, conductor Bo Holten
McCabe/Bingham/Brown/Matthews/Saxton Variations on Down Ampney
Elgar/Payne Symphony No 3 in C minor BBCSSO, conductor Martyn Brabbins


Presented By: Graeme Kay.
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Conductor: Osbert Parsley
Conductor: Bo Holten

: Choral Evensong

Easter at King's
Live from the Chapel of King's College, Cambridge.
Introit: Miserere Mei, Deus (Allegri).
Responses: Plainsong.
Psalms: 102 (Wesley, Atkins).
First Reading: Wisdom 1, vv16-end; 2, vv1-2, 12-22.
Canticles: Collegium Regale (Tavener).
Second Reading: John 13, vv21-32.
Anthem: Stabat Mater (Josquin des Prez).
Final Hymn: The Royal Banners forward Go (Mode I).
Director of music Stephen Cleobury.
Organ scholars Tom Winpenny and Oliver Brett.
A special Choral Evensong, live from King's College, will be broadcast on Easter Day at 4pm


Director of Music: Stephen Cleobury
Organ scholar: Tom Winpenny
Organ scholar: Oliver Brett

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty with music and arts news.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Belief

3/5. Joan Bakewell talks to Muslim academic and feminist Professor Haleh Afshar about the nature of her beliefs. Producer Norman Winter


Talks: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Professor Haleh Afshar
Producer: Norman Winter

: Performance on 3

Easter at King's
The first of a series of special concerts from King's College Chapel in Cambridge. Presented by Louise Fryer.
William Kendall (tenor: Evangelist),
Mark Rowlinson (baritone: Christus), Catherine Bott
(soprano), James Bowman (alto), Richard Edgar -Wilson (tenor), Roderick Williams (bass),
King's College Choir, Academy of Ancient Music, conductor Stephen Cleobury
Bach St John Passion , BWV245
This series continues tomorrow at 8pm


Presented By: Louise Fryer.
Tenor: William Kendall
Baritone: Mark Rowlinson
Soprano: Catherine Bott
Soprano: James Bowman
Unknown: Richard Edgar
Tenor: Roderick Williams
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Unknown: St John Passion

: Night Waves: Undercurrents

Isabel Hilton chairs a topical debate exploring the ideas and history behind the week's headlines. Producer Anthony Denselow


Unknown: Isabel Hilton
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Late Junction

Music from the imaginary Swedish town of Bremort by Hans Appelqvist , Pierre Cochereau on the organ of Notre-Dame Cathedral, Belgian double bass/cello duo Adam's Dream, and blues/ jazz singer/songwriter Mose Allison feature in tonight's mix, presented by Fiona Talkington.


Unknown: Hans Appelqvist
Unknown: Pierre Cochereau
Songwriter: Mose Allison
Presented By: Fiona Talkington.

: Composer of the Week: Clementi

4/5. As well as being a virtuoso pianist, Clementi was a piano maker and teacher. Donald Macleod looks at his relationship with two of his pupils, JB Cramer and John Field. Repeated from Thu at 12 noon


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Jb Cramer
Unknown: John Field.

: Through the Night

With John Shea.
Prokofiev Symphony-Concerto, Op 125; Symphony No3
2.15 Szymanowski Veni Creator 2.25 Brahms Piano Trio in A minor, Op 114 2.50 Sibelius Violin Concerto
3.25 Chopin 12 Etudes, Op 25 4.00 Haydn Trumpet
Concerto in E flat, H Vile 14.15 Vivaldi Concerto in C. RV444
4.25 Stobaeus Motets: Wer ruhmet mir der Perlen werth: Du bist meine Zuversicht 4.30 Sweelinck Toccata
4.35 Tartini Movimento Isolato 4.40 Handel Suite No 3 in G. HWV350 (Water Music) 4.50 Cesti Par Ti Ritrovo al Fine (Orontea) 5.00 Wagner Overture: Tannhauser
5.10 Buxtehude Toccata and Fugue in F, BuxWV156
5.20 Isaac Angeli Archangeli 5.30 Demantius Intraden und Tanze 5.40 Strauss Dance of the Seven Veils (Salome)
5.50 Glazunov Drinking Song. Op 27 No I; The Whole
Silver Glimmering Sky, Op 59 No 6; The Muse, Op 59 No 1
5.55 Prokofiev Prelude, Op 12 No 7 6.00 Goleminov Symphonic Variations on a theme by Dobri Hristov
6.15 Haydn Piano Concerto in F, H XVIII 3 (Presto)
6.20 Mendelssohn Concerto in D minor for violin and piano


Unknown: John Shea.
Unknown: Tartini Movimento Isolato
Unknown: Isaac Angeli Archangeli
Unknown: Demantius Intraden
Unknown: Strauss Dance
Unknown: Dobri Hristov

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