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: Morning on 3

Presented by Sarah Walker. Music includes:
7.00-8.00: Boccherlni Guitar Quintet No 4 in D
Narciso Yepes , Lucero Tena (castanets), Melos
Quartet Stravinsky Ballet: Jeu de Cartes London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Claudio Abbado
8.00-9.00: Dukas The Sorcerer's Apprentice Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Mariss Jansons for the Royal Fireworks Handel
Concert Spirituel Orchestra, director Herve Niquet


Presented By: Sarah Walker.
Unknown: Narciso Yepes
Unknown: Lucero Tena
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Conductor: Mariss Jansons
Director: Herve Niquet

: The Cowan Collection

With Rob Cowan. Including a chance to hear some of the recording of Liszt's Piano Sonata in B minor recommended in yesterday's CD Review. Plus: Rossini Overture: II Signor Bruschino Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conductor Fritz Reiner Leclair Sonata in G, Op 3 No 1
Leonid Kogan and Elizaveta Gilels (violins)
Berlioz Romeo Alone; Capulet's Ball (Romeo and Juliet) Chicago SO, conductor Carlo Maria Giulini Vivaldi Kyrie in G minor, RV587 Jennifer Smith and Wally Staempfli (sopranos), Nicole Rossierand Hanna Schaer (altos), Lausanne Vocal Ensemble, Lausanne CO, conductor Michel Corboz Shchedrin Mischievous Folk Ditties
New York PO, conductor Leonard Bernstein
Debussy Trots Poemes de Stephane Mallarme Bernard Kruysen (baritone), Noel Lee (piano) Brahms Three Motets, Op 110 Leipzig Radio Choir, conductor Herbert Blomstedt Sibelius Symphony No 5
Swedish RSO, conductor Sergiu Celibidache Handel Chaconne in G (arr for two guitars) Ida Presti and Alexandre Lagoya EMAIL: cowancollection@bbc.co.uk
Classical Composers CD boxed sets: page 10


Unknown: Rob Cowan.
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Conductor: Leclair Sonata
Unknown: Leonid Kogan
Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini
Conductor: Vivaldi Kyrie
Unknown: Jennifer Smith
Sopranos: Wally Staempfli
Sopranos: Nicole Rossierand
Sopranos: Hanna Schaer
Conductor: Michel Corboz
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Baritone: Mallarme Bernard Kruysen
Baritone: Noel Lee
Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt
Conductor: Sergiu Celibidache
Conductor: Handel Chaconne
Guitars: Ida Presti
Guitars: Alexandre Lagoya

: Private Passions

BBC journalist Fergal Keane joins Michael Berkeley to share his musical passions - some reflecting his Irish background, others a love of piano music, oratorio and opera.
Fergal Keane reports on the Darfur crisis in Panorama tonight at tO.15pm on BBC1


Unknown: Fergal Keane
Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Fergal Keane

: The Early Music Show

From Sweden
2/2. Andrew Manze continues his look at Baroque music in Sweden. With music by Hinrich Johnsen and Johan Helmich Roman , and Swedish folk songs, including performances recorded earlier this year at London's Wigmore Hall.


Unknown: Andrew Manze
Music By: Hinrich Johnsen
Music By: Johan Helmich Roman

: Sunday Gala

Schubert through the Seasons
Christine Schafer (soprano), Graham Johnson (piano)
A Schubert recital recorded in May at London's Wigmore Hall. Presented by Stephanie Hughes.


Soprano: Christine Schafer
Piano: Graham Johnson
Presented By: Stephanie Hughes.

: It's a Family Business

4/4. Dankworth Family. Humphrey Burton is at home with the king and queen of British jazz.
John Dankworth and Cleo Laine. Joining them in the family home at the Stables in Wavendon are daughter and singer Jacqui, son and bass player Alec and Alec's daughter Emily, who as well as following in her aunt and grandmother's footsteps is also a fine percussionist. Burton unravels the family genes and features music with very particular family ties. Producer Marie-Claire Doris


Unknown: Humphrey Burton
Unknown: John Dankworth
Unknown: Cleo Laine.
Producer: Marie-Claire Doris

: 3 for All with Brian Kay

For the next month the series is celebrating the sea to tie in with Radio 3's sea-themed evening this Wednesday and the forthcoming Proms theme. kicking off with a request for Mendelssohn's Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage. Plus Schubert's Shepherd on the Rock and Britten's Serenade for tenor, horn and strings with Peter Pears and Dennis Brain , conducted by the composer. Send in your requests by: PHONE: [number removed] email via www.bbc.co.uk/radio3 Address: 3 for All, BBC Wales, Cardiff CFS 2YQ


Unknown: Peter Pears
Unknown: Dennis Brain

: Music Matters

Including a rare interview with American pianist and composer Earl Wild , possibly the last great exponent of the Romantic tradition of piano playing. Plus a look at a new book about the Gypsy music of the Roma communities in Serbia, Macedonia. Bulgaria and Romania.
Introduced by Tom Service . Producer Paul Frankl


Unknown: Earl Wild
Introduced By: Tom Service
Producer: Paul Frankl

: Performance on 3

Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
A concert celebrating the centenary of the birth of composer Karl Amadeus Hartmann , whose
Third Symphony, a product of wartime experiences, has been described as standing for "honesty. courage and humanism". With Andrew McGregor. Julia Fischer (violin), conductor Ingo Metzmacher Mahler Blumine (Andante) Berg Violin Concerto
Hartmann Symphony No 3


Unknown: Karl Amadeus Hartmann
Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Violin: Julia Fischer
Conductor: Ingo MetzmacHer
Conductor: Mahler Blumine

: Drama on 3: A Day in the Death of Joe Egg

By Peter Nichols.
Written in 1967, Joe Egg is a ground-breaking play that has lost none of its capacity to disconcert. A brilliant, heartbreaking and comic drama about a couple's relationship as parents of a profoundly mentally disabled child, it is a modern classic.
Adapted by Pauline Harris.

Read more on page 113


Author: Peter Nichols
Adapted by/Director/Producer: Pauline Harris
Brian: Christopher Eccleston
Sheila: Kaye Wragg
Joe: Chloe Pabst-Bohan
Pam: Julia Rounthwaite
Freddie: Michael Maloney
Grace: Lynda Baron

: Sunday Feature

Africa Lives on the BBC: Africa Unbound - the Story of Publishing in Africa
On the eve of the announcement of the Caine Writing Prize-winner, poet and playwright
Gabriel Gbadamosi investigates the role of the book in sub-Saharan Africa, tracing the history of book production and consumption from the 19th century to the present day. Producer Fiona Ledger


Unknown: Gabriel Gbadamosi
Producer: Fiona Ledger

: Andy Kershaw Africa

Lives on the BBC
Further highlights from the concert given in London earlier this year by one of Sudan's favourite musicians, Abdel Gadir Salim.


Musicians: Abdel Gadir Salim.

: Composer of the Week:Henry Purcell (1659-95)

1/5. England's Greatest Composer
Donald Macleod examines Purcell's reputation. Repeated from Monday at 12 noon


Unknown: Donald MacLeod

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe. American music to mark
Independence Day, including choral works by Billings, piano music by Gottschalk, Feldman's Rothko Chapel, and works by Copland, Schuman, Coleridge-Taylor, Lambert, Gershwin, Belcher, Randall Thompson. Barber, Bostwick. Colby and Wand 2.45 Bach Violin Partita No 1 in B minor, BWV1002
3.00 Bax Symphony No 6 3.35 Haydn Piano Sonata in C, H XVI 35 3.50 Borodin Overture: Prince Igor
4.00 Tchaikovsky 0, How Distressed I Am! (Eugene Onegin )
4.15 Handel Trio Sonata in C minor, Op 2 No 14.25 Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 2 in F, BWV1047 4.40 Billings Lamentation over Boston 4.45 Schumann Sonntags am Rhein, Op 36 No 14.50 Goldmark Overture: A Winter's Tale
5.00 Gottschalk Pasquinade: Ricordati 5.05 Martinu Frescoes of Piero delta Francesca 5.25 Billings David's Lamentation; Emmaus 5.30 Ives Save Me, 0 God 5.35
Mozart Overture: Le Nozze di Figaro 5.40 Britten Choral Dances (Gloriana) 5.50 Anonymous Two Moravian Chorales White Jolly Soldier 5.55 Billings Kittery; Cobham;
Morpheus; Broad Cove 6.00 Gottschalk Le Chant du Martyr
6.05 Korngold Prayer, Op 32 6JO Grainger Molly on the Shore 6.15 Wiggins Battle of Manassas 6.20 Copland / Bought Me a Cat; Simple Gifts Porter Night and Day
6.30 Dvorak Overture: Othello 6.45 Delius On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring 6.55 Gottschalk Manchega


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Randall Thompson.
Unknown: Eugene Onegin

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