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: Morning on 3

Presented by Martin Handley.
7.00-8.00: Britten Prelude and Fugue, Op 29 Scriabin Piano Sonata No 2, Op 19
8.00-9.00: Stravinsky Capriccio Buffardin Concerto a 5


Presented By: Martin Handley.
Unknown: Stravinsky Capriccio

: The Cowan Collection

With Rob Cowan. Including one of the recordings of Mendelssohn's string quartets recommended in yesterday's CD Review. Music also includes: Glazunov Polonaise (Scenes de Ballet)
Minnesota Orchestra, conductor Edo de Waart Hotteterre Trio Sonata in D minor
Frans Bruggen and Walter van Hauwe
(recorders), Wieland Kuijken (bass viola da gamba), Gustav Leonhardt (harpsichord)
Mozart, transcr Guillou Adagio and Fugue in C minor, K546 Olivier Latry (organ)
Mahler, orch Berio Scheiden und Meiden; Hans und Grethe Andreas Schmidt (baritone), Berlin RSO, conductor Cord
Garben Kreisler Concerto in one movement (after Paganini) Benjamin Schmid (violin), Mozart Orchestra, conductor Hubert Soudant Campra Introit (Requiem)
Les Arts Florissants, conductor William Christie Stravinsky The Rite of Spring
Dresden Staatskapelle, conductor Otmar Suitner Purcell From Rosy Bow'rs (Don Quixote)
Catherine Bott (soprano), New London Consort Strauss Prelude: Guntram Stuttgart Radio
Symphony Orchestra, conductor Carl Schuricht


Unknown: Rob Cowan.
Unknown: Glazunov Polonaise
Unknown: Frans Bruggen
Bass: Wieland Kuijken
Harpsichord: Gustav Leonhardt
Unknown: Berio Scheiden
Baritone: Grethe Andreas Schmidt
Unknown: Garben Kreisler
Violin: Benjamin Schmid
Conductor: Hubert Soudant
Conductor: Campra Introit
Conductor: William Christie
Conductor: Otmar Suitner
Soprano: Catherine Bott
Conductor: Carl Schuricht

: Private Passions

Mark Lawson reveals to Michael Berkeley his passion for American music, and his choices include works by Stephen Sondheim ,
Morton Feldman , John Adams and Aaron Copland. Plus music by Bach, Haydn, Schumann and Messiaen.


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Stephen Sondheim
Unknown: Morton Feldman
Unknown: John Adams
Unknown: Aaron Copland.

: The Early Music Show

Through the Seasons
Lucie Skeaping looks at some of the many recordings of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons and examines through them how performances of the pieces have changed over the decades.

: Sunday Gala

Andras Schiff (piano)
Stephanie Hughes introduces a concert from this year's Schwetzingen Festival in Germany. Beethoven Piano Sonatas: in A flat, Op 26; in E flat, Op 27 No 1 (Quasi una Fantasia); in Csharpminor, Op 27 No 2 (Moonlight); in D, Op 28 (Pastoral)


Piano: Andras Schiff
Introduces: Stephanie Hughes

: Walter Legge

1/4. The Young Turk. Humphrey Burton presents a profile of Walter Legge : concert impresario, producer of over 3,500 classical recordings and founder of the Philharmonia orchestra. Featuring songs from the Hugo Wolf Society,
Jascha Heifetz playing Sibelius, and scenes from the pre-war Berlin recording of Die Zauberflote, conducted by Beecham. Producer Clive Portbury


Unknown: Humphrey Burton
Unknown: Walter Legge
Unknown: Jascha Heifetz
Producer: Clive Portbury

: 3 for All with Brian Kay

Today, a chance to hear Frank Bridge's orchestral portrait The Sea, a work that had a profound effect on the young Benjamin Britten. Plus requests for an entrancing miniature from John Cage and a BBC archive performance by Malcolm Binns in Liszt's Rhapsodie Espagnole, arranged for piano and orchestra by Busoni. PHONE: [number removed]0300 email via www.bbc.co.uk/radio3 Address: 3 for All, BBC Wales, Cardiff CF5 2YO


Unknown: Benjamin Britten.
Unknown: John Cage
Unknown: Malcolm Binns

: Music Matters

On the publication of the latest biography of Gerald Finzi , Tom Service visits Church Farm, the house that Finzi built in Berkshire where he wrote some of his best-known music. Plus a look at the soundworld of experimental composer
Alvin Lucier , and a conversation with Evan Eisenberg about the update to his book, The Recording Angel, looking at how recording has changed the way we listen to music. Producer Jeremy Evans


Unknown: Gerald Finzi
Unknown: Alvin Lucier
Unknown: Evan Eisenberg
Producer: Jeremy Evans

: Performance on 3

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
In a concert recorded during this year's Salzburg Mozartwoche, Christine Schafer sings Mozart concert arias, and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra perform Havdn's final svmphonv.
Christine Schafer (soprano), Gianluca Cascioli (piano), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Zubin Mehta
Mozart Misera ! Dove Son.... Ah! Non Son 10 Che Parlo, K369; Ch'io Mi Scordi Di Te?... Non Temer , Amato Bene, K505;
Schon lacht der holde Fruhling, K580
Haydn Symphony No 104 in D (London)


Unknown: Christine Schafer
Soprano: Christine Schafer
Soprano: Gianluca Cascioli
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Conductor: Mozart Misera
Unknown: Non Temer

: Drama on 3: The Radetzky March

By Joseph Roth. Adapted by Mike Walker from the translation of the novel by Michael Hofmann. The end of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, told through three generations of loyal servants to the Emperor - the men of the Trotta family.
With Paul Nicolson , Paul Dodgson , David Collins and Chris Garner Music arranged and performed by Alexander Balanescu Producer/Director Tim Dee


Unknown: Joseph Roth.
Adapted By: Mike Walker
Novel By: Michael Hofmann.
Unknown: Paul Nicolson
Unknown: Paul Dodgson
Unknown: David Collins
Unknown: Chris Garner
Unknown: Alexander Balanescu
Joseph Roth: Bill Wallis
Emperor Franz Joseph: John Woodvilne
Joseph Trotta: Brian Pettifer
Chojnicki: Brian Pettifer
postman: Brian Pettifer
Franz Trotta: Richard Bremmer
Carl Joseph Trotta: Elliot Levey
Moser: Nicky Henson
Wagner: Nicky Henson
Jacques: Clive Swift
Dr Skvoronnek: Clive Swift
Frau Slama: Eleanor Tremain
Valli von Taussig: Eleanor Tremain

: Sunday Feature:Cold War in a Hot Continent

For much of the second half of the 20th century the Cold War superpowers fought a hot war in Africa, vying over newly independent states as they emerged from colonialism. Jane Standley asks why the Soviets and Americans got involved and reveals the often catastrophic consequences for countries such as Angola and Mozambique. Producer Adam Fowler


Unknown: Jane Standley
Producer: Adam Fowler

: Andy Kershaw

An all-CD edition of the show, mined from the depths of Andy Kershaw 's own collection.


Unknown: Andy Kershaw

: Composers of the Week:Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel (1805-47)and Clara Schumann (1819-96)

1/5. Childhood. Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel , sister of Felix, and Clara Schumann , nee Wieck, wife of Robert, were both talented musicians and composers in their own right. Donald Macleod compares their early training. Rptd from Mon 12 noon


Unknown: Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
Unknown: Clara Schumann
Unknown: Donald MacLeod

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain. Bach Orchestral Suite No 3 in D,
BWV1068,, Cantata No 172: Erschallet, ihr Lieder Telemann Suite in C (Hamburger Ebb und Flut) Bach Magnificat in D, BWV243 2.28 Klami Aurora Borealis , Op 38 2.49 Dvorak Cello Concerto in B minor 3.29 Beethoven Violin Sonata in A, Op 30 No 3.52 JG Meder Sinfonia. Op 1 No 4
4.05 JCF Bach Die Amerikanerin 4.16 Larsson Croquis , Op 38 4.28 Falla Ritual Fire Dance 4.32 Stravinsky Ave Maria 4.34 D'Amato, arr Daniell Ave Maria 4.37 Mozart Piano Sonata in D. K576 4.50 Vivaldi Concerto in G minor for multiple instruments, RV577 (per IVrchestra di Dresda)
5.00 Pachelbel Nun danket alle Gott 5.04 Bach Prelude and Fugue in F, BWV880 5.09 Zelenski, arr Maklakiewicz Two Choral Songs 5.16 Malecki The Wood Pigeon, the Forest and the Maiden 5.33 Faure Nocturne in D flat, Op 63
5.42 Milan Fantasia delPrimero y Segundo Tono ; Sospirastes Baldovinos 5.48 Corelli Trio Sonata in C, Op 3 No 8
5.56 Mozart Overture: LeNozzedi Figaro
6.01 Glinka Two Songs 6.06 Tchaikovsky String Quartet in D, Op 116.36 Pipkov Sleep, My Damiancho, Steep
6.42 Liszt Les Preludes


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Klami Aurora Borealis
Unknown: Larsson Croquis
Unknown: Stravinsky Ave
Unknown: Daniell Ave Maria
Unknown: Segundo Tono
Unknown: Sospirastes Baldovinos

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