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: Morning on 3

Presented by Penny Gore . Music includes:
7.00-8.30: Handel Trio Sonata in G minor, Op 2 No 6 Sonnerie
Chausson Soir de Fete
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Van Pascal Tortelier
Boismortier Concerto in A minor for five flutes, Op 15 No
Soloists of Le Concert Spirituel
8.30-10.00: Brahms Academic Festival
New Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Otto Klemperer Gurney Ludlow and Teme Adrian Thompson (tenor), lain Burnside (piano), Delme Quartet Beethoven Quintet in E flat, Op 16 Hansjorg Schellenberger (oboe), Larry Combs (clarinet),
Daniele Damiano (bassoon), Dale Clevenger (horn), Daniel Barenboim (piano)


Presented By: Penny Gore
Conductor: van Pascal Tortelier
Conductor: Otto Klemperer
Conductor: Gurney Ludlow
Tenor: Teme Adrian Thompson
Clarinet: Larry Combs
Bassoon: Daniele Damiano
Bassoon: Dale Clevenger
Horn: Daniel Barenboim

: CD Masters

Presented by Rob Cowan.
Listener request: Weber Overture: Oberon NBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Arturo Toscanini
10.09 Mozart Piano Concerto No 27 in B flat, K595 Robert Casadesus ,
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Carl Schuricht
10.39 Rimsky-Korsakov Mozart and Salieri, Scene 2
Ivan Kozlovsky (tenor: Mozart), Mark Reizen (bass: Salieri),
Bolshoi Theatre Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Samuil Samosud
10.56 Listener request: Shostakovich Violin Concerto No 2, Op 129 David Oistrakh ,
USSR State Symphony Orchestra, conductor Yevgeni Svetlanov
11.24 Gounod Faust, Act
Ivan Kozlovsky (tenor: Faust),
Mark Reizen (bass: Mephistopheles),
Bolshoi Theatre Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Vasily Nebol 'sin


Presented By: Rob Cowan.
Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Unknown: Robert Casadesus
Conductor: Carl Schuricht
Tenor: Ivan Kozlovsky
Bass: Mark Reizen
Conductor: Samuil Samosud
Unknown: David Oistrakh
Conductor: Yevgeni Svetlanov
Tenor: Ivan Kozlovsky
Bass: Mark Reizen
Conductor: Vasily Nebol

: Composer of the Week: Ellington

5/5. The 1956 Newport Jazz Festival heralded a revival of Duke Ellington's fortunes. He signed a new record deal and over the next few years saxophonist Johnny Hodges , trombonist Lawrence Brown and trumpeter
Cootie Williams returned to the fold. In spite of the rise of rock 'n' roll, Ellington's worldwide reputation had never been higher, and he spent much of his time travelling the globe. Donald Macleod charts the last two decades of Ellington's life, during which his favoured musical form became the suite, he made some memorable recordings with his star-player Johnny Hodges , and was given the opportunity to make a musical statement about his religious beliefs.
Stompy Jones ; Suite Thursday; Something to Live for; Ain't but the One; Far East Suite (excerpts); Charpoy
Repeated on Thursday at 12 midnight


Unknown: Johnny Hodges
Unknown: Lawrence Brown
Unknown: Cootie Williams
Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Johnny Hodges
Unknown: Stompy Jones

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Verity Sharp presents a recital given earlier this year at London's Wigmore Hall. Simon Trpceski (piano)
Chopin Polonaise in F sharp minor, Op 44; Scherzo No 1 in B minor, Op 20;
Scherzo No 2 in B flat minor, Op 31
Rachmaninov Prelude in G flat, Op 23 No 10;
Lilacs, Op 21 No 5; Prelude in G sharp, Op 32 No 12; Daisies, Op 38 No 3; Prelude in D, Op 23 No 4; Prelude in B flat, Op 23 No 2


Unknown: Verity Sharp
Piano: Simon Trpceski
Piano: Chopin Polonaise

: Afternoon Performance

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Yasuo Shinozaki
A concert live from Studio 1 at BBC Glasgow, introduced by Sara Mohr-Pietsch .
Beethoven Symphony No 2 in D Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin Stravinsky Ballet: Jeu de Cartes


Conductor: Yasuo Shinozaki
Introduced By: Sara Mohr-Pietsch
Unknown: Couperin Stravinsky

: Jazz Legends

Bill Evans
Julian Joseph is in conversation with Brian Hennessey of the Welsh Jazz Society on the life and work of pianist Bill Evans , which included important recordings with the Miles Davis band, as well as his own pioneering trios. Producer Keith Loxam


Unknown: Bill Evans
Unknown: Julian Joseph
Unknown: Brian Hennessey
Pianist: Bill Evans
Unknown: Miles Davis
Producer: Keith Loxam

: In Tune

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


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

Petroc Trelawny presents a programme of music from Vienna at the start of the 20th century, recorded at Manchester's
Bridgewater Hall earlier this month.
Akiko Suwanai (violin), BBC Philharmonic, conductor Gianandrea Noseda
Strauss Suite: Der Rosenkavalier
Berg Violin Concerto
Mahler Adagio (Symphony No 10) Ravel La Valse


Violin: Akiko Suwanai
Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda

: Night Waves

Matthew Sweet introduces another edition of the arts and ideas programme. Producer Phil Tinline


Producer: Phil Tinline

: Mixing It

Mark Russell and Robert Sandall present an eclectic mix of musical styles and influences.


Unknown: Mark Russell
Unknown: Robert Sandall

: Jazz on 3

New York Vision Festival
Jez Nelson presents more highlights from the recent Vision Festival in New York, which showcases the best of the city's avant-garde jazz scene. Performances include saxophonist Peter Brotzmann in a powerhouse duet with drummer Nasheet Waits. Producer Robert Abel


Unknown: Peter Brotzmann
Producer: Robert Abel

: Through the Night

With Louise Fryer.
Beethoven Overture: Egmont Bergen PO, conductor Richard Eggar Mozart Violin Concerto No 5 in A, K219
Henning Kraggerud , Bergen PO, conductor Richard Eggar Schubert Symphony No 4 in C minor (Tragic) Bergen PO , conductor Thomas Rosner
2.06 Chopin Ten Preludes, Op 28 2.22 Reger Mein Odem ist Schwach, Op 110 No 2.37 Brahms Trio in E flat for violin, viola and piano, Op 40
3.08 Berlioz Les Nuits d'Ete, Op 7 3.38 Haydn Arietta and 12 Variations in E flat, H XVII 3 3.56 Abel Flute Sonata No 6 in G 4.06 Vivaldi Concerto in G minor for two cellos, RV5314.19 Handel Al Lampo dell'Armi (Giulio Cesare )
4.23 Smetana Overture: The Bartered Bride
4.30 Hummel Viola Sonata in E flat, Op 5 No 3
4.51 Purcell Pavane in G minor; Chaconne in G minor
5.00 Buck Two Faery Songs 5.06 Llnnala pensée Triste, Op I No 4 5.09 Wilbye Draw On, Sweet Night
5.14 Barber Adagio for Strings, Op 11
5.23 Schubert Des Madchens Klage, D191
5.27 Labyrinto Ensemble Improvisations on La Folia and Passamezzo Moderno
5.32 Palestrina Dextera Domini
5.35 Dvorak Song to the Moon (Rusalka)
5.42 Janacek Piano Sonata: 1 X 1905 (From the Street)
5.54 Wolf Morike Lieder 6.12 Strauss Klavierstucke ,
Op 3 Nos 1, and 6.32 Berwald String Quartet in E flat
6.52 Verdi Overture: La Forza del Destino


Unknown: Louise Fryer.
Violin: Richard Eggar Mozart
Unknown: Henning Kraggerud
Conductor: Richard Eggar
Conductor: Bergen Po
Conductor: Thomas Rosner
Unknown: Haydn Arietta
Unknown: Handel Al Lampo
Unknown: Giulio Cesare
Unknown: Palestrina Dextera Domini
Unknown: Wolf Morike Lieder
Unknown: Strauss Klavierstucke

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