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: Morning on 3

Presented by Penny Gore . Music includes:
7.00-8.30: Geminiani Concerto Grosso in D, Op 7 No I Academy of St Martin in the Fields, director lona Brown
Milhaud Sonatine , Op 76
Emily Beynon (flute), Andrew West (piano)
Bach, arr Feinberg Prelude and Fugue in E minor, BWV548 Martin Roscoe
8.30-10.00: Verdi, arr Mackerras Ballet: The Lady and the Fool (Prologue)
Philharmonia, conductor Charles Mackerras Schubert Aufder Donau, D553; Der Schiffer,
0536 Jonathan Lemalu (bass), Roger Vignoles (piano) Stravinsky Concerto in E flat
(Dumbarton Oaks) Orpheus Chamber Orchestra


Presented By: Penny Gore
Unknown: Milhaud Sonatine
Flute: Emily Beynon
Flute: Andrew West
Unknown: Martin Roscoe
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Bass: Jonathan Lemalu
Bass: Roger Vignoles

: CD Masters

Presented by Jonathan Swain.
Varese Arcana Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jean Martinon
10.20 MacDowell Piano Concerto No 2
Van Cliburn , Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conductor Walter Hendi
10.50 Mahler Symphony No 10 (performing version by Deryck Cooke ) Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jean Martinon


Presented By: Jonathan Swain.
Conductor: Jean Martinon
Unknown: Van Cliburn
Conductor: Walter Hendi
Unknown: Deryck Cooke
Conductor: Jean Martinon

: Composer of the Week: Purcell

5/5. Music for the Theatre
Alongside his official duties at court and for Westminster Abbey, Purcell enjoyed huge success as a freelance composer for the stage. Donald Macleod introduces some of his greatest hits.
Ah! Ah! How Happy Are We (The Indian Queen) Timothy Penrose (countertenor),
James Griffett (tenor), Jaroslav Tuma
(harpsichord), Petr Hejny (viola da gamba) Man Is for the Woman Made
Judith Nelson (soprano),
Christopher Hogwood (harpsichord) Suite: The History of Dioclesian Tafelmusik , conductor Jeanne Lamon The Fairy Queen, Act 2 (excerpt)
Lorna Anderson (soprano), the Sixteen Choir and Orchestra, conductor Harry Christophers Masque of the Four Seasons (The Fairy Queen, Act 4) Lorna Anderson and Gillian Fisher
(soprano), Michael Chance (alto), Ian Partridge , Simon Berridge and Philip Daggett (tenors), Michael George (bass), the Sixteen Choir and Orchestra, conductor Harry Christophers Fairest Isle (King Arthur)
Nancy Argenta (soprano), Nigel North (archlute) Repeated on Thursday at 12 midnight


Introduces: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Timothy Penrose
Tenor: James Griffett
Tenor: Jaroslav Tuma
Harpsichord: Petr Hejny
Soprano: Judith Nelson
Harpsichord: Christopher Hogwood
Conductor: Dioclesian Tafelmusik
Conductor: Jeanne Lamon
Soprano: Lorna Anderson
Conductor: Harry Christophers
Unknown: Lorna Anderson
Soprano: Gillian Fisher
Soprano: Michael Chance
Unknown: Ian Partridge
Unknown: Simon Berridge
Tenors: Philip Daggett
Bass: Michael George
Conductor: Harry Christophers
Soprano: Nancy Argenta
Soprano: Nigel North

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Hay Festival ZOOS
4/4. Christopher Cook introduces another concert from the Welsh festival earlier this month. Ailish Tynan (soprano), Roger Vignoles (piano) Enescu Sept Chansons de Clement Marot Debussy Fêtes Galantes
Honeqqer Deux Chants d'Ariel
Chausson Chanson d'Amour; Le Colibri Faure Cinq Melodies de Venise


Introduces: Christopher Cook
Soprano: Ailish Tynan
Soprano: Roger Vignoles

: Afternoon Performance

BBC Philharmonic
Presented by Sarah Walker.
Wagner Overture: Tannhauser Conductor Edward Downes
Mozart Piano Concerto No 24 in C minor, K491 Lars Vogt , conductor Vassily Sinaisky Brahms Symphony No I in C minor Conductor Edward Downes


Presented By: Sarah Walker.
Conductor: Edward Downes
Conductor: Lars Vogt
Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky
Conductor: Edward Downes

: Making Tracks

Today's musical selection for younger listeners includes a group of witches, a difficult spelling, and music from Bosnia to London. With Angellica Bell and Adrian Dickson.


Unknown: Adrian Dickson.

: Jazz Legends

Michael Garrick
Julian Joseph talks to British pianist, composer and educator Michael Garrick about his work from the 1970s to the present day.


Unknown: Michael Garrick
Talks: Julian Joseph
Unknown: Michael Garrick

: In Tune

Petroc Trelawny presents a round-up of the latest arts news, with music and guests.

: Performance on 3

Cheltenham International Festival of Music
Tommy Pearson introduces the opening concert of this year's festival, live from
Cheltenham Town Hall. It marks the start of Martyn Brabbins 's term as the festival's artistic director and includes the final orchestral commission from Julian Anderson as composer-in-association with the CBSO. Victoria Mullova (violin),
CBSO, conductor Martyn Brabbins
Julian Anderson Eden (first performance) Bartok Violin Concerto No 2
8.20 Twenty Minutes: Bricks and Brothels
Regency Cheltenham boasts a genteel air. But poet and resident Alison Brackenbury explores another side of the town, introducing from its streets new poems she has written that reveal sometimes hidden aspects, including prostitution, murder and.... engineering. The poems are read by Susan Jameson and Richard Katz.
8.40 Tchaikovsky Manfred Symphony


Introduces: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Martyn Brabbins
Unknown: Julian Anderson
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Conductor: Julian Anderson Eden
Unknown: Alison Brackenbury
Read By: Susan Jameson
Read By: Richard Katz.
Unknown: Tchaikovsky Manfred

: Night Waves

Paul Allen presents the last in this week's series exploring the history of some of Africa's universities. Producer Kirsty Pope


Unknown: Paul Allen
Producer: Kirsty Pope

: Mixing It

Another chance to hear Matthew Herbert 's Plat duJour project, recorded at last year's London Jazz Festival, in which he explores the politics and sound of food production with a group that includes Dave O'Higgins and Peter Wraight (wind/ samples), Phil Parnell (keyboard/samples), and Leo Taylor (percussion/bottles/domestic waste). Presented by Mark Russell and Robert Sandall.


Unknown: Matthew Herbert
Unknown: Dave O'Higgins
Unknown: Peter Wraight
Unknown: Phil Parnell
Unknown: Leo Taylor
Presented By: Mark Russell
Presented By: Robert Sandall.

: Jazz on 3

Satoko Fujii in Session
A studio session with Japanese pianist Satoko Fujii , blending jazz, contemporary classical and traditional Japanese folk influences to create her own sound. She's joined by Natsuki Tamura on trumpet, bassist Mark Dresser and drummer Jim Black. Plus a look at the best of the latest CD releases. Presented by Jez Nelson.


Unknown: Satoko Fujii
Pianist: Satoko Fujii
Unknown: Natsuki Tamura
Bassist: Mark Dresser
Unknown: Jim Black.
Presented By: Jez Nelson.

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe. Purcell Diociesian 2.35 Mendelssohn String Quartet in A minor, Op 13 3.05 Brahms Serenade
No 2 in A, Op 16 3.40 Durante Concerto per Quartetto No 3 in E flat 3.50 Bach Concerto in D minor for two violins, BWVI043 4.05 Ravel Menuet Antique 4.10
Poulenc Laudes de Saint Antoine de Padoue 4.20 Turlna Rapsodia Sinfonica, Op 66 4.25 Gounod Salut! Demeure Chaste et Pure (Faust) 4.30 Mozart Piano Sonata in C. K330
4.45 Duparc Elegie 4.50 Martucci Notturno , Op 70 No 1
5.00 Schubert, transcr Liszt Fantasy in C. D760
(Wandererfantasie) 5.20 Bach Komm , Jesu, kommi, BWV229 5.30 Byrd In Fields Abroad 5.35 Arlen, arr O'Dette Caglia a Pass: Somewhere over the Rainbow
5.40 Julian Plaza Milonga: Perfume de Buenos Aires (Nocturne) 5.45 Lipattl Piano Concertino, Op 3
6.00 Popper Nocturne in B minor, Op 47 6.05 Van Rennes Schwalbenflug; Herbststimmung 6.10 Schubert Overture in B flat, D470 6.15 Spohr String Sextet in C, Op 140
6.40 Salmenhaara Concerto for two violins


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Purcell Diociesian
Unknown: Poulenc Laudes
Unknown: Turlna Rapsodia
Unknown: Duparc Elegie
Unknown: Martucci Notturno
Unknown: Bach Komm
Unknown: O'Dette Caglia
Unknown: Popper Nocturne

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