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: Morning on 3

Presented by Sandy Burnett. Music includes:
7.00-8.30: Handel Concerto Grosso in G, Op 3 No The English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock Malcolm Arnold Fantasy, Op 114 Grimethorpe Colliery Band, conductor Elgar Howarth Smetana Overture: The Bartered Bride
Cleveland Orchestra, conductor Christoph von Dohnanyi
8.30-10.00: Gounod Petite Symphonie
Members of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Mozart String Quartet in B flat, K172 Ouartetto Italiano Dvorak Symphonic Variations, Op 78 Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Charles Mackerras


Presented By: Sandy Burnett.
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Director: Malcolm Arnold
Conductor: Christoph von Dohnanyi
Conductor: Charles MacKerras

: CD Masters

With Jonathan Swain.
Villa-Lobos The Little Train of Caipira
(Bachianas Brasileiras No 2) London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Eugene Goossens
10.07 Taverner Magnificat for four voices; Audivi Vocem
Pro Cantione Antiqua , conductor Mark Brown
10.20 Listener request:
Beethoven Quintet in C, Op 29 Vienna String Sextet
10.56 Byrd Ne Irascaris , Domine; Ave Verum Corpus
Pro Cantione Antiqua , conductor Bruno Turner
11.11 Mozart Symphony No 40 in G minor, K550 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, conductor Fritz Reiner
11.39 S Rossi The Songs of Solomon (excerpts) Pro Cantione Antiqua , conductor Sidney Fixman


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Conductor: Eugene Goossens
Conductor: Taverner Magnificat
Unknown: Audivi Vocem
Conductor: Pro Cantione Antiqua
Conductor: Mark Brown
Unknown: Byrd Ne Irascaris
Conductor: Cantione Antiqua
Conductor: Bruno Turner
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Conductor: Cantione Antiqua
Conductor: Sidney Fixman

: Composer of the Week: Ravel

5/5. The Machinery of Ravel's Mind. Ravel had a passion for mechanical things and he collected hundreds of miniature working models and toys. His father was an engineer and inventor and it was for him that Ravel wrote the first of his two operas, L'Heure Espagnole, in which all of the characters are obsessed by time. With Donald Macleod.
Ravel L'Heure Espagnole (Introduction; Scenes 1 and 2) Jane Berbie (soprano), Jean Giraudeau (tenor), Gabriel Bacquier (bass-baritone), French Radio National Orchestra, conductor Lorin Maazel
Musorqsky, orch Ravel The Old Castle; Baba-Yaga; The Great Gates of Kiev (Pictures at an Exhibition) Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Muti
Ravel Concerto for piano (left hand) Krystian Zimerman , London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Pierre Boulez
Trois Poemes de Stephane Mallarme
Felicity Lott (soprano), Chamber Ensemble of Paris, conductor Michel Plasson
Repeated on Thursday at 12 midnight


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Soprano: Jane Berbie
Soprano: Jean Giraudeau
Tenor: Gabriel Bacquier
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Conductor: Riccardo Muti
Unknown: Krystian Zimerman
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Soprano: Felicity Lott
Conductor: Michel Plasson

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

BBC New Generation Artists in Manchester 4/4. Cellist Christian Poltera is joined by pianist Kathryn Stott for this Bridgewater Hall recital of early 20th-century French music, recorded last month. Presented by Verity Sharp. Debussy Cello Sonata
Faure Cello Sonata in G minor
Messiaen Louange a I'Eternite de Jesus (Quatuor pour la Fin du Temps) Boulanger Trois Pièces


Unknown: Christian Poltera
Pianist: Kathryn Stott
Presented By: Verity Sharp.
Unknown: Messiaen Louange

: Afternoon Performance

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Presented by Sarah Walker.
Dvorak Slavonic Dance in E minor, Op 72 No 10 Conductor Yoav Talmi
Sibelius Violin Concerto
Ilya Gringolts , conductor Ilan Volkov Dvorak Czech Suite, Op 39 Conductor Yoav Talmi
Sibelius Symphony No 3 Conductor Garry Walker


Presented By: Sarah Walker.
Conductor: Yoav Talmi
Conductor: Ilya Gringolts
Conductor: Ilan Volkov
Conductor: Yoav Talmi
Conductor: Garry Walker

: Making Tracks

Music for trolls, vampires and a summer night, presented for younger listeners by Angellica Bell and Adrian Dickson.


Unknown: Angellica Bell
Unknown: Adrian Dickson.

: Jazz Legends

Warne Marsh
1/2. Stacey Kent celebrates the work and artistry of American tenor saxophonist Warne Marsh , whose varied career included collaborations with Hoagy Carmichael , Lee Konitzand Lenny Tristano. Producer Keith Loxam


Unknown: Warne Marsh
Unknown: Stacey Kent
Unknown: Warne Marsh
Unknown: Hoagy Carmichael
Producer: Keith Loxam

: In Tune

With Sean Rafferty.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty.

: Performance on 3

Shostakovich Complete String Quartets
6/6. Stephanie Hughes introduces the last in this series from London's Wigmore Hall. Jerusalem Quartet
Shostakovich String Quartet No 5, Op 92; String Quartet No 9, Op 117


Introduces: Stephanie Hughes

: Mozart Piano Sonatas

6/6. Piano Sonata in G, K283 Marie Rorbech Piano Sonata in A, K331 Vaclav Macha


Piano: Marie Rorbech
Unknown: Vaclav MacHa

: Night Waves

5/5. The Return of Faith. Philosopher Daniel Dennett and writer Karen Armstrong join
Matthew Sweet to explore why religion seems to have made such a comeback on the world stage. Producer Phil Tinline


Unknown: Daniel Dennett
Unknown: Karen Armstrong
Unknown: Matthew Sweet
Producer: Phil Tinline

: Mixing It

Mark Russell and Robert Sandall introduce an interview and a studio session with Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche.


Unknown: Mark Russell
Unknown: Robert Sandall
Unknown: Glenn Kotche.

: Jazz on 3

Joe McPhee and Lori Freedman
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. Featuring multi-instrumentalist improviser Joe McPhee , best known for his tenor sax and trumpet work, with Canadian contemporary music innovator Lori Freedman on bass clarinet. Plus music from the best new jazz CD releases. Producer Robert Abel


Unknown: Joe McPhee
Unknown: Lori Freedman
Unknown: Jez Nelson
Unknown: Joe McPhee
Unknown: Lori Freedman
Producer: Robert Abel

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain.
Shostakovich Symphony No 11 (The Year 1905)
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jukka Pekka Saraste
2.06 Beethoven Piano Sonata in A flat, Op 110 2.26 Brahms Trio in E flat for violin, viola and piano, Op 40 2.56
Bach Jesu , meine Freude, B WV227 3J8 Buxtehude Five Choral Preludes 331 Telemann Scherzo Melodico No 1 in A (Lunedi) (Pyrmonter Kurwoche) 3.42 Mozart Symphony No 25 in G minor, K183 4.07 Jarnovic Fantasia and Rondo in G 4.13 Handel Trio Sonata in B flat, Op 2 No 3 4.23 Bach Der Geist hilft unsrerSchwachheit auf, BWV226 4.32 Moscheles
Rondo Brillant in A, Op 85 4.41 Beethoven Country Dance No 14.51 Bella Overture: Hermina im Venusberg 5.00 Larsson String Quartet No 3, Op 65 5.10 Tchaikovsky
Andante Cantabile, Op 11 5.17 Purcell Trio Sonata No 9 in F
5.25 Mendelssohn On Wings of Song, Op 34 No 2 5.28 Chausson Paysage, Op 38 5.33 Kreisler String Quartet in A minor 6.05 Halvorsen Norwegian Rhapsody No 1 in A
6.21 Verdi Lunge da Lei; Dei Miei Bollenti Spiriti (La Traviata)
6.25 Haydn Symphony No 22 in E flat (The Philosopher)
6.41 Mokranjac Lord, Have Mercy upon Us; 0 Lord My God, There Is None Holy as Thou
6.53 Musorgsky Prelude, Act 1: Khovanshchina


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Conductor: Jukka Pekka Saraste
Unknown: Bach Jesu
Unknown: Jarnovic Fantasia
Unknown: Bach Der Geist

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