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: Morning on 3

This week Penny Gore features early Italian cantatas by Handel and some of the memorable uses of classical music in the cinema.
7.00-8.30: Dvorak Overture: Carnival Czech PO, conductor Karel Ancerl CPE Bach Piano Sonata in E minor, Wq59 No 1 Mikhail Pletnev Handel Tu Fedel ? Tu Costante ? Emma Kirkby
(soprano), Academy of Ancient Music, conductor Christopher Hogwood (harpsichord)
8.30-10.00: Vivaldi Violin Concerto in E, RV269 (Spring) (The Four Seasons) Felix Ayo , I Musici Hoist A Fugal Concerto, Op 40 No 2 William Bennett (flute), Peter Graeme (oboe), English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Imogen Hoist Mozart Symphony No 31 in D, K297 (Paris) Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor James Levine


Conductor: Karel Ancerl
Unknown: Mikhail Pletnev
Unknown: Handel Tu Fedel
Unknown: Tu Costante
Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Harpsichord: Christopher Hogwood
Unknown: Felix Ayo
Flute: William Bennett
Flute: Peter Graeme
Conductor: Imogen Hoist
Conductor: James Levine

: CD Masters

With Jonathan Swain. This week featuring
Messiaen orchestral music and recordings by the Quartetto Italiano.
10.00 Zipoli All' Offertorio; Two Verses: All' Elevazione Gustav Leonhardt (organ)
10.11 Galuppi Concerto a Quattro in G minor Quartetto Italiano
10.26 Messiaen Hymne au Saint-Sacrement Saarbriicken Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Michael Gielen
10.39 CPE Bach Die Auferstehung und
HimmelfahrtJesu, Part 2 (excerpt)
Christoph Pregardien (tenor), Peter Harvey (bass), Ghent Collegium Vocale, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, conductor Philippe Herreweghe
11.07 Debussy String Quartet Ouartetto Italiano
11.35 Messiaen L'Ascension London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leopold Stokowski


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Messiaen Hymne
Conductor: Michael Gielen
Tenor: Christoph Pregardien
Tenor: Peter Harvey
Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe
Conductor: Leopold Stokowski

: Composers of the Week: The GermanOrganists, 1560-1750

1/5. Birth of a Tradition. This week Donald Macleod looks at some of the most important German contemporaries and predecessors of Bach. Bruhns Praeludium in E minor (extract) Bernar Foccroulle (organ)
Schiitz Sospir Che del Bel Petto
Cantus Cölin, directed by Konrad Junghanel Hassler Canzon Duodecimi Toni a 8; Domine Dominus Noster a 23 Weser-Renaissance, Bremen, director Manfred Cordes Ricercar Martin Bocker (organ)
Michael Praetorius Der Tag vertreibt die finster Nacht Huelgas Ensemble, director Paul van Nevel Siehe, wie fein und lieblich ist La Capella Ducale, Musica Fiata , director Roland Wilson Variations on Nun lob mein Seel: In dulcijubilo
Timothy Roberts (organ), Boy's Choir and Congregational Choir of Roskilde Cathedral, Gabrieli Consort and Players, director Paul McCreesh
Producer Chris Taylor Repeated on Sunday at 12 midnight


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Bernar Foccroulle
Directed By: Konrad Junghanel
Director: Manfred Cordes
Unknown: Martin Bocker
Unknown: Michael Praetorius
Director: Paul van Nevel
Unknown: Musica Fiata
Director: Roland Wilson
Unknown: Timothy Roberts
Unknown: Gabrieli Consort
Director: Paul McCreesh
Producer: Chris Taylor

: BBC Proms Chamber Music 2005

Live from Cadogan Hall, London. Presented by Stephanie Hughes. Lars Vogt (piano)
Brahms Intermezzo in E flat, Op 117 No
Tatjana Komarova Tanzemit verbundenen Augen (first UK performance)
Schubert Piano Sonata in B flat, D960
Repeated on Saturday at 12 noon


Presented By: Stephanie Hughes.
Piano: Lars Vogt
Piano: Brahms Intermezzo
Unknown: Tatjana Komarova Tanzemit

: BBC Proms 2005

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, conductor Tadaaki Otaka
Paul Patterson Orchestra on Parade
Tippett Ritual Dances (The Midsummer Marriage) Elgar Symphony No I in A flat Repeated from Saturday 6 August


Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Conductor: Paul Patterson Orchestra

: Stage and Screen Reprise

2/2. Another chance to hear the conclusion of Edward Seckerson 's profile of songwriter Jule Styne , looking at the classic Funny Girl and Hallelujah Baby! as well as the less well-known shows Darling of the Day and Bar Mitzvah Boy. ADDRESS: Stage and Screen, Room 220, Broadcasting House, Queen Margaret Drive , Glasgow, G12 8DG email: stageandscreen@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Edward Seckerson
Songwriter: Jule Styne
Unknown: Queen Margaret Drive

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty presents an update of arts news, with studio guests and a selection of music.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: BBC Proms 2005

Live from the Royal Albert Hall , London. Tchaikovsky's one-act opera is a fairytale telling the story of a blind, innocent heroine, lolanta, who falls in love with the knight Vaudemont. As her love is awakened, her sight returns. It's coupled with the work it was premiered with in 1892: The Nutcracker. Presented by Martin Handley.
Welsh National Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Vassily Sinaisky
Tchaikovsky Ballet: The Nutcracker (excerpts)
7.55 Twenty Minutes: Seeing the Blind
Sue Arnold discusses the portrayal of blindness in literature and drama, from Greek tragedy to Milton, and to Jamie Foxx 's Oscar-winning performance as Ray Charles in Ray.
8.15 Tchaikovsky lolanta (concert performance)


Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Presented By: Martin Handley.
Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky
Unknown: Jamie Foxx
Unknown: Ray Charles
lolanta: Nuccia Focile (soprano)
Brigitta: Elizabeth Donovan (soprano)
Laura: Camilla Roberts (mezzo)
Martha: Clare Shearer (mezzo)
Vaudemont: Peter Hoare (tenor)
King René: Ilya Bannik (bass)
Robert: Vladimir Moroz (baritone)
Ibn-Hakir: Pavel Baransky (baritone)
Bertrand: David Soar (bass)
Almeric: Ian Yemm (tenor)

: Late Junction

Verity Sharp with music for the Virgin Mary from Tomas Luis de Victoria and Eleanor McEvoy , piano music by Louis Andriessen , and songs and tunes from the Bourbonnais region of mid-France performed by la Chavannee.


Unknown: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Virgin Mary
Unknown: Tomas Luis de Victoria
Piano: Eleanor McEvoy
Music By: Louis Andriessen

: Composer of the Week: Dohnanyi

2/5. Dohnanyi was attracting notice as a virtuoso pianist within weeks of his graduation from the Budapest Academy, and at the age of 20 his performances were drawing critical acclaim from audiences in Berlin and London.
Donald Macleod introduces the piece that brought him international recognition as a composer - his First Piano Concerto. Repeated from Tuesday at 12 noon


Introduces: Donald MacLeod

: Through the Night

With Louise Fryer. Dvorak Theme and Variations in A flat, Op 36; Cypresses (song collection; excerpts); Gypsy
Melodies, Op 55 (excerpts); Cypresses (for string quartet); Slavonic Dances, Op 46 2.12 Monteverdi Magnificat a 6 (Vespro della Beata Vergine) 2.28 Corelli Trio Sonata in D minor, Op t No 112.34 Bach Violin Sonata No I in G minor, BWV1001 2.51 Mendelssohn Symphony No 5 in D
(Reformation) 3.24 MacDowell Piano Sonata in G minor, Op 50 (Eroica) 3.49 Bernstein Clarinet Sonata 4.00 Bizet L'Ar/ésienne: Suite No 2 4.14 Musorgsky Gopak (The Fair at Sorochintsi) 4.17 Beethoven, arr Sediak Overture: Fidelio 4.23 Weber Invitation to the Dance, Op 65
4.33 Haydn Symphony No 6 in D (Le Matin) 4.51 Busoni Sonatina No 6 (Fantasia super Carmen) 5.00 Mozart, transcr Petric Adagio and Rondo in C minor, K617
5.10 Liszt Sonetto 123 di Petrarca (Annees de Pèlerinage; Année 2: Italie) 5.17 Wilbye Draw On, Sweet Night
5.22 Byrd 0 Lord, Make Thy Servant 5.25 Elgar Serenade , Op 20 5.36 Cavalf Regina , Egeo, Amici (Giasone) 5.42 Debussy Prelude a I'Apres-Midi d'un Faune 5.54 Martin Ballade 6.01 Bartok Four Old Hungarian Folk Songs
6.06 Jadin Piano Sonata No.3 in F Op 6 No 3 6.26 Caccini Amarilli , Mia Bella (Le Nuove Musiche) 6.30 Vivaldi Trio
Sonata in D minor, RV63 (La Follia) 6.40 Respiqhi Antiche ArieeDanze: Suite No 3


Unknown: Louise Fryer.
Unknown: Monteverdi Magnificat
Unknown: Musorgsky Gopak
Unknown: Elgar Serenade
Unknown: Cavalf Regina
Unknown: Martin Ballade
Unknown: Caccini Amarilli
Unknown: Mia Bella

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