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: Morning on 3

Presented by Martin Handley.
7.00-8.00: Schumann Arabeske in C, Op 18 Maria Joao Pires (piano)
Dvorak Slavonic Rhapsody in A flat, Op 45 No3 Montreal Symphony Orchestra/Charles Dutoit
8.00-9.00: Beethoven Overture: The Creatures of Prometheus Deutsche
Kammerphilharmonie, Bremen/Daniel Harding Bach Cantata No 54: Widerstehe doch der Sunde Andreas Scholl (countertenor), Collegium
Vocale Orchestra, director Philippe Herreweghe


Presented By: Martin Handley.
Presented By: Schumann Arabeske
Piano: Maria Joao Pires
Piano: Dvorak Slavonic Rhapsody
Unknown: Prometheus Deutsche
Unknown: Sunde Andreas Scholl
Director: Philippe Herreweghe

: The Cowan Collection

Rob Cowan introduces some surprises and treasures from his record collection. There's also a chance to hear Schubert's Piano Sonata in A, D959, as recommended on yesterday's CD Review. The programme includes:
Monteverdi Zefiro Toma Nigel Rogers and Ian Partridge (tenors), with instrumental ensemble conducted by Jurgen Jurgens Bax November Woods
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Vernon Handley Marenzio Magnificat Choir of King's College, Cambridge, conductor Stephen Cleobury Corelli La Follia
Joseph Szigeti (violin), Andor Farkas (piano) Bach Concerto in the Italian Style, BWV971 Dubravka Tomsic (piano)
Grieg Symphonic Dance, Op 64 No 1
Halle Orchestra, conductor John Barbirolli Wagner Allmachter Vater (Rienzi)
Lauritz Melchior (tenor), Columbia Symphony Orchestra, conductor Erich Leinsdorf
Mozart String Quartet in A, K169 Hagen Quartet Sibelius The Oceanides
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Eugen Jochum


Introduces: Rob Cowan
Introduces: Ian Partridge
Conducted By: Jurgen Jurgens
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Conductor: Corelli La Follia
Violin: Joseph Szigeti
Violin: Andor Farkas
Piano: Dubravka Tomsic
Conductor: John Barbirolli
Conductor: Wagner AllmacHter Vater
Tenor: Lauritz Melchior
Conductor: Erich Leinsdorf
Conductor: Eugen Jochum

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley talks to the actor
Patrick Malahide , who is currently appearing in the West End production of Christopher Hampton 's play Embers. His musical choices range from traditional Irish music to Mozart's Requiem and Bruch's Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor.


Talks: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Patrick Malahide
Unknown: Christopher Hampton

: The Early Music Show

2/2. The conclusion of the journey through the musical alphabet with the letters N-Z, meeting some bawdy ballads and lewd lyrics on the way. Any ideas for X?

: Sunday Gala

Stephanie Hughes introduces a concert from last summer's Lucerne Festival.
Schoenberg Chamber Symphony No 2, Op 38 Mahler Symphony No 4
Lisa Larsson (soprano) Members of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, conductor Daniel Harding.


Introduces: Stephanie Hughes
Soprano: Lisa Larsson
Conductor: Daniel Harding.

: 3 for All with Brian Kay

Following Friday's anniversary of the Queen's Coronation, requests this week include several with royal associations: Ives's Variations on America, Clementi's Great National Symphony, a selection of church music by Byrd, written for
Elizabeth I, and an arrangement for guitar of the Courtly Dances from Britten's opera Gloriana. PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) email via www.bbc.co.uk/radio3 Address:3 for All, BBC Wales, Cardiff CF5 2YQ

: Music Matters

This week Tom Service speaks to Danish composer Poul Ruders about his opera Kafka's
Trial. And cellist Matthew Barley presents a special report from Uzbekistan on his composition and improvisation project, Between the Notes.


Unknown: Poul Ruders

: The Choir

Aled Jones immerses himself in the vibrant world of South African choral music. From indigenous tribal songs to Gospel and Handel's Messiah in Zulu, Aled gets to the heart of the matter with Joseph Shabalala , founder of Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Plus, highlights from the Soweto Gospel Choir's recent UK tour concert in Malvern, recorded specially for the programme. Producer Emily Kershaw


Unknown: Aled Jones
Unknown: Joseph Shabalala
Unknown: Black Mambazo.
Producer: Emily Kershaw

: Drama on 3: Breakfast with Mugabe

The year is 2001. President Mugabe and his wife are holed up in the State House in Harare,
Mugabe in paranoid terror. He is being stalked by an ngozi or bitter spirit, the murderous ghost of a long-dead comrade. Fearing for his sanity,
Mugabe turns to a white psychiatrist for help.
In a series of bruising encounters, Fraser Grace 's witty and provocative new play imagines the combative relationship between the black president and his white psychiatrist, and explores the conflict between despotism and liberalism in modern Zimbabwe.
Composer Chartwell Dutiro ; Director Antony Sher


Unknown: Fraser Grace
Unknown: Chartwell Dutiro
Director: Antony Sher
Grace Mugabe: Noma Dumezweni
Robert Mugabe: Joseph Mydell
Gabriel Marunda: Christopher Obi
Andrew Peric: David Rintoul

: Sunday Feature: Visual Arts In theMiddle East

Hassan Arouni explores the wealth and diversity of contemporary Middle Eastern art. Among the artists he meets are the Iranian sculptor Parviz Tanavoli , the Iraqi painter Dia Azzawi and the young Lebanese conceptual artists Ziad Abillama and Walid Sadek. The programme coincides with exhibitions at the British Museum and Modern
Art Oxford. Producer Julia Adamson


Unknown: Hassan Arouni
Unknown: Parviz Tanavoli
Unknown: Dia Azzawi
Artists: Ziad Abillama
Artists: Walid Sadek.
Producer: Julia Adamson

: Andy Kershaw

On a visit to the 2005 Festival of Nomadic Music in Mauritania, Kershaw encounters world-class musicians that the world has yet to discover.

: Composer of the Week:Richard Strauss (1864-1949)

1/5. With Donald Macleod.
Allerseelen Barbara Bonney (soprano), Geoffrey Parsons (piano)
Don Juan Vienna PO/Christoph von Dohnanyi Serenade for winds, Op 7
Soloists of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Tif Eulenspiegel Chicago SO/Daniel Barenboim Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Soprano: Allerseelen Barbara Bonney
Piano: Geoffrey Parsons
Piano: Don Juan Vienna
Unknown: Dohnanyi Serenade

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain. Strauss Also sprach Zarathustra Brahms Piano Concerto No 1 in D minor
Lars Vogt (piano), The Danish National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Thomas Dauggard
2.26 Bach Ricercara 3 (Musikalisches Opfer, BWV1079)
2.32 Beethoven String Quartet in C sharp minor, Op 131
3.11 Elgar Sea Pictures, Op 37 3.34 Mozart Serenade in E flat, K375 4.01 Horneman Overture: Aladdin
4.12 Chopin Ballade No 2 in F, Op38 4.20 Grossman
Csardas (The Ghost of Voyvode) 4.30 Strauss, arr Berg Wine, Woman and Song 4.40 Kalman Graf Mariza
(excerpts) 4.47 Kreisler Liebesleid 4.51 Liszt St Francis de Paule Walking on the Water 5.00 Kunzen Overture:
Erik Ejegod 5.05 Kuhlau Variations in E minor on the Old Swedish Air Och liten Karin tjente, Op 915.20 Norqard Wie ein Kind 5.34 Grainger Danish Folk Music Suite
5.53 Berwald Piano Trio No 1 in E flat 6.13 Enna Overture: The Match Girl 6.20 Nielsen Serenata in Vano 6.28
Gabriell Sonata Pian'e Forte 6.33 Pederson Three Songs
6.40 Gade At Sunset, Op 46 6.48 Holmboe A Song at Sunset 6.56 Dowland King of Denmark's Galliard


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Piano: Lars Vogt
Conductor: Thomas Dauggard
Unknown: Erik Ejegod

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