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: Morning on 3

Presented by Martin Handley.
7.00-8.00: Schumann Marchenbilder , Op 113
Bach Cantata No 199: Mein Herz schwimmt im Blut
8.00-9.00: Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No 3 in E flat Gershwin An Amerian in Paris


Presented By: Martin Handley.
Presented By: Schumann Marchenbilder
Unknown: Mein Herz

: The Cowan Collection

With Rob Cowan. Including the chance to hear selections from the recording of Holst's suite The Planets recommended on yesterday's Summer CD Review. Music also includes:
Smetana Overture: The Bartered Bride Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conductor Fritz Reiner Lehar Meine Liebe , deine Liebe (Das Land des Lachelns) Emmy Loose (soprano),
Erich Kunz (baritone), Philharmonia, conductor Otto Ackermann
McPhee Balinese Ceremonial Music Anthony Goldstone and Caroline Clemmow (pianos) Trad, arr Phyllis Tate/Samuel Ferguson The Lark in the Clear Air
Trad, arr Hughes The Bard of Armagh
Ann Murray (soprano), Graham Johnson (piano) Gretry Pantomime (Zemire etAzor) RPO, conductor Thomas Beecham Chopin Barcarolle in F sharp, Op 60 Nelson Freire (piano)
Martin Ballade Jacques Zoon (flute), Ronald Brautigam (piano), Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Chailly
Hummel Introduction, Theme and Variations in F, Op 102 Ernest Rombout (oboe),
Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra
Schubert Quartettsatz in C minor, D703 Juilliard Quartet
Bach Canata No 159: Sehet, wir gehn hinauf gen Jerusalem Soloists, St Anthony Singers, Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Neville Marriner


Unknown: Rob Cowan.
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Conductor: Lehar Meine Liebe
Baritone: Erich Kunz
Conductor: Otto Ackermann
Music: Anthony Goldstone
Pianos: Caroline Clemmow

: Private Passions

The economist Ruth Lea shares her musical passions with Michael Berkeley. These include a lute song by Dowland, Brahms's German Requiem, Britten's Peter Grimes and Duke Bluebeard's Castle by Bartok.


Unknown: Ruth Lea
Unknown: Michael Berkeley.
Unknown: Peter Grimes

: The Early Music Show

John Dowland : the Man and the Myth
Dowland was one of the greatest musicians of the Elizabethan and Jacobean eras, and information about his life is plentiful. Yet the truth about his life is still shrouded in mystery. Lucie Skeaping explores the life and music of this enigmatic composer, and Catherine Bott talks to Dr Helen Hackett about the life and poetry of one of the ladies of the time, Lady Mary Wroth.


Unknown: John Dowland
Unknown: Lucie Skeaping
Talks: Catherine Bott
Unknown: Dr Helen Hackett
Unknown: Lady Mary Wroth.

: Sunday Gala

Thomas Hampson and Wolfram Rleqer
Stephanie Hughes introduces a recital given by baritone Thomas Hampson and pianist Wolfram Rieger at this year's Mozartwoche in Salzburg. With songs by Haydn, Mozart and Schumann.


Unknown: Thomas Hampson
Unknown: Wolfram Rleqer
Introduces: Stephanie Hughes
Baritone: Thomas Hampson
Pianist: Wolfram Rieger

: A Life in Music

New series 1/4. Four academics who have spent many years studying a single composer talk about their specialism. Today Donald Mitchell , an authority on the life and music of Mahler, reflects on his long relationship with the Composer. Producer Martin Smith


Unknown: Donald Mitchell
Producer: Martin Smith

: BBC Proms 2005

Africa Lives on the BBC
Bobby McFerrin and Friends
Live from the Royal Albert Hall in London. The American multi-vocalist Bobby McFerrin is is joined by the jazz ensemble Impure
Thoughts, led by pianist Michael Wolff and featuring Badal Roy (tablas), Mike Clark (drums) and John B Williams (bass), and the African
Children's Choir, in a Proms contribution to the national celebration of African culture, Africa 05. Presented by Tommy Pearson. Parti
4.45 Twenty Minutes: End of Skill
By Mamie Kabu. Descended from a long line of distinguished master weavers, Jimmy is expected to follow tradition. Instead he leaves his village home behind him, and heads for the streets of Accra where he plans to make his fortune and break with his past. Read by Chuk Iwuji.
5.05 Part 2


Unknown: Bobby McFerrin
Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Unknown: Bobby McFerrin
Pianist: Michael Wolff
Unknown: Badal Roy
Unknown: Mike Clark
Bass: John B Williams
Presented By: Tommy Pearson.
Unknown: Mamie Kabu.
Read By: Chuk Iwuji.

: Drama on 3

s. By Kazuko Hohki. Tottenham streets and Japanese serenity collide in a fantastical, funny story with music, in which a teenage girl living in Tottenham believes she's the Moon Princess in a famous Japanese folk story.
Director Polly Thomas


Unknown: Kazuko Hohki.
Director: Polly Thomas
Japanese s: Kazuko Hohki
Youngs: Louisa Lytton
Father: David Hounslow
Wayne: Ami Ameen
Shopkeeper: Stefan Kallpha

: Proms Feature

Silence, Exile and Cunning
Many German artists fled the country during the Nazi regime, but not the passionately pacifist and anti-fascist composer Karl Amadeus Hartmann. Clinging to his native Munich, Hartmann continued to write -and hide - anti-Nazi music and survived to tell the tale. Piers Burton-Page explores his "inner exile" and what it meant for his life and work. Producer David Gallagher See also BBC Proms 2005 on Thursday at 7.30pm


Unknown: Karl Amadeus Hartmann.
Unknown: Piers Burton-Page
Producer: David Gallagher

: BBC Proms 2005

Live at the Royal Albert Hall , London.
Featuring Mahler's fairy-tale cantata for huge choral and orchestral forces.
Presented by Penny Gore.
Gweneth-Ann Jeffers (soprano), Michelle De Young (mezzo), Johan Botha (tenor), Mark Delavan
(baritone), Choir of King's College, Cambridge (treble voices), BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Donald Runnicles Berg Three Pieces for Orchestra, Op 6
8.20 Twenty Minutes: The Secrets of the Offstage Musician David Lasserson exposes the role of off-stage musicians, far away from the conductor and invisible to the audience.
8.40 Mahler Das klagende Lied (original version) Repeated on Tuesday 16 August at 2.45pm


Unknown: Albert Hall
Presented By: Penny Gore.
Soprano: Gweneth-Ann Jeffers
Soprano: Michelle de Young
Tenor: Johan Botha
Tenor: Mark Delavan
Conductor: Donald Runnicles
Musician: David Lasserson

: Andy Kershaw

Featuring a session from the former Wall Street banker turned country singer, Laura Cantrell.


Singer: Laura Cantrell.

: Composers of the Week:The Court of Louis XIV

1/5. France's Sun King enlisted a vast army of music;ans to adorn the most magnificent court in late 17th-century Europe. Donald Macleod tells the Story. Repeated from Monday at 12 noon

: Through the Night

With Louise Fryer. Britten A Hymn to the Virgin; Hymn to St Cecilia: A Ceremony of Carols William Smith Prayer and Praise Purcell Remember Not, Lord, Our Offences
1.48 Rachmaninov Symphony No 2 in E 2.47 Schubert Piano Sonata in C minor, D958 3.17 Vladiqerov Violin Concerto No 13.49 Tye Peccavimus cum Patribus
4.01 Vauqhan Williams Variations for Brass Band
4.14 Schubert, orch Webern Six German Dances, D820
4.23 Mendelssohn Scherzo (Piano Trio in D minor, Op 49
4.27 Mozart Exsultate , Jubilate, K165 4.44 Liszt
St Francois de Paute Marchant sur les Flots (Legends)
4.52 Tchaikovsky Flower Waltz (Nutcracker) 5.00 Chopin Nocturne in D flat, Op 27 No 2 5.06 Josquin des Prez Praeter Rerum Seriem 5.12 Huet Lute Fantasia
5.18 Faure/Messaqer, orch Washburn Messe Basse
5.27 Grainger To a Nordic Princess 5.35 Strauss Ore/
Liederder Ophelia , Op 67 Nos 1-35.42 Tournier Images, Op 35 5.53 Gounod Meditation sur le premiere prélude de Bach (Ave Maria) 5.59 Kuula Fairy-Tale Visions, Op 19
6.15 Brahms, arr Dvorak Five Hungarian Dances
6.27 Stenhammar String Quartet in F, Op 18


Unknown: Louise Fryer.
Unknown: Tye Peccavimus
Unknown: Mozart Exsultate
Unknown: Huet Lute Fantasia
Unknown: Washburn Messe Basse
Unknown: Liederder Ophelia

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