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: Morning on 3

Presented by Sandy Burnett. Music includes:
7.00-8.30: Verdi Overture: La Forza del Destino Rachmaninov Lilacs, Op 21 No 5 Sibelius Finlandia
8.30-10.00: Mozart Vorrei Spiegarvi , ODio!K418 Debussy Marche Ecossaise
Vivaldi Concerto per L'Orchestra di Dresda


Presented By: Sandy Burnett.
Unknown: Mozart Vorrei Spiegarvi

: CD Masters

With Jonathan Swain.
Rosza Suite: The Lost Weekend
National Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Charles Gerhardt
10.14 Rosza Violin Sonata, Op 40 SusanneLautenbacher
10.36 Haydn Symphony No 60 in C (II Distratto) Salzburg Camerata Academica, conductor Sandor Vegh
11.04 Hurlstone Piano Trio in G Dussek Piano Trio
11.34 Karl Amadeus Hartmann
Concerto Funebre Susanne Lautenbacher (violin), Wurttemberg Chamber Orchestra


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Conductor: Charles Gerhardt
Conductor: Sandor Vegh
Violin: Susanne Lautenbacher

: Composer of the Week: Stravinksy

4/5. Return to France
In 1934 Igor Stravinsky took up French citizenship. This proved not to be a successful move on either a personal or professional level. Donald Macleod finds out why Stravinsky's move back to France proved to be so unsatisfactory. Circus Polka
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas
Concerto in E flat (Dumbarton Oaks)
Nash Ensemble , conductor Elgar Howarth Violin Concerto
Chantal Juillet, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit
Three Sacred Cantatas of Cesualdo New London Chamber Choir, conductor James Wood
Repeated on Wednesday at 12 midnight


Unknown: Igor Stravinsky
Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas
Conductor: Nash Ensemble
Conductor: Charles Dutoit

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Postcards from St Petersburg
3/4. A recital of Russian piano works celebrating one of the world's great musical capitals. Introduced by Petroc Trelawny from St Botolph's, Aldgate, during this year's City of London Festival.
Freddy Kempf (piano) Balakirev/s/amey
Tchaikovsky May; June (The Seasons, Op 37b) Musorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition


Piano: Freddy Kempf

: BBC Proms 2006

Presented by Aled Jones.
Lucy Crowe (soprano), Alexandra Sherman
(mezzo), James Edwards (tenor), Matthew Rose (bass), BBC Singers, BBC Philharmonic, conductor Gianandrea Noseda
Haydn Mass in B flat, H XXI1 10 (Heiligmesse) Schubert Symphony No 9 in C (Great) Repeated from Sunday


Presented By: Aled Jones.
Soprano: Lucy Crowe
Soprano: Alexandra Sherman
Tenor: James Edwards
Tenor: Matthew Rose
Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
Conductor: Haydn Mass

: Brian Kay's Light Programme

Brian Kay presents more light music favourites, including Michael Hurd 's Dance Diversions, Ernest Tomlinson 's Dick's Maggot and two different takes on a Clockwork Clown by Heyward and White.


Unknown: Brian Kay
Unknown: Michael Hurd
Unknown: Ernest Tomlinson

: In Tune

Petroc Trelawny introduces a selection of music and news from the arts world.

: BBC Proms 2006

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Live from the Royal Albert Hall , London. The sound of the sea runs deep through Japanese composer Toshio Hosokawa 's psyche - he sees tonight's piece not only as a musical illustration of the eternal cycle of water, but also as a metaphor for the human life-cycle. Nature also creeps into Mahler's Wayfaring songs, and Mahler is one of several composers quoted in Shostakovich's quirky, death-haunted final symphony. Presented by Louise Fryer.
Christopher Maltman (baritone), BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Kazushi Ono
Toshio Hosokawa Circulating Ocean (first UK performance)
Mahler Liedereines fahrenden Cesellen
7.45 Twenty Minutes: The Adverb
Ian McMillan continues the series of literary performances recorded in front of an audience at Cadogan Hall. This week novelist Hanif Kureishi presents a selection of his favourite writings on music, and some of his own, too.
8.05 Shostakovich Symphony No 15
This Prom is repeated on Tuesday 8 August at 2pm


Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Unknown: Toshio Hosokawa
Presented By: Louise Fryer.
Conductor: Kazushi Ono
Conductor: Toshio Hosokawa
Unknown: Ian McMillan

: Proms Composer Portraits

Toshio Hosokawa
Recorded at the Royal Albert Hall , London. Following the UK premiere of his work
Circulating Ocean, Toshio Hosokawa talks to Andrew McGregor about his music and introduces performances of his chamber works. Tania Mandzy (mezzo), Christopher Richards (clarinet), Jorgen Skogmo (guitar), Jue Huang (piano), Christopher Wright (cello), musicians from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Toshio Hosokawa Renka 1 (first UK performance) Vertical Time Study 1 (first UK performance)


Unknown: Toshio Hosokawa
Unknown: Albert Hall
Talks: Toshio Hosokawa
Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Unknown: Tania Mandzy
Clarinet: Christopher Richards
Clarinet: Jorgen Skogmo
Guitar: Jue Huang
Piano: Christopher Wright

: BBC Singers

Gregory Rose conducts the BBC Singers in a selection of partsongs by the father of Finnish music, Jean Sibelius , and the compatriot who followed in his footsteps, Toivo Kuula.


Music: Jean Sibelius
Unknown: Toivo Kuula.

: Late Junction

Verity Sharp ends this year's visits to the Womad festival with highlights recorded for the programme last weekend. Including sets from Dona Rosa , Djelimady Tounkara , and Cherifa.


Unknown: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Dona Rosa
Unknown: Djelimady Tounkara

: Composer of the Week: Puccini

5/5. Five First Nights: Turandot
On 25 April 1926, Turandot opened at La Scala. It was an occasion tinged with melancholy, as the composer had died 18 months earlier, leaving his work unfinished. With Donald Macleod. Popli di Pekino.... Signore, Ascolta!;
Ola, Pang!, Ola, Pong!; In Questa Reggia; Nessun Dorma ! Principessa di Morte! (Turandot) Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Nessun Dorma

: Through the Night

With John Shea.
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor Jarime Jansen Schubert Symphony No 9 in C (Great)
NHK Symphony Orchestra, conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy
2.23 Brahms 25 Variations and Fugue on a theme by CF Handel, Op 24 2.49 Handel Da Quel Giorno Fatale
HWV99 (II Delirio Amoroso) 3.22 CPE Bach Harpsichord Sonata in G minor, Wq65 Nol7 3.37 Maldere Sinfonia in F
3.49 Barrlere Duo Sonata No 10 in G 3.59 Rossini
Overture: The Barber of Seville 4.07 Nlcolai Horch , die Lerch singt in Hain (The Merry Wives of Windsor)
4.13 D Scarlatti Keyboard Sonata in C, Kk420
4.18 Vivaldi Piccolo Concerto in C, RV444
4.33 Stravinsky Concerto in E flat (Dumbarton Oaks)
4.48 Haydn Symphony No 4 in D 5.00 Bach Violin
Sonata No I in G minor, BWVIOOI (excerpt) 5.04 Palestrina Sicut Cervus 5.09 Kuula Prelude and Fugue, Op 10
5.19 Sibelius Piano Sonatina No 1, Op 67
5.26 Gershwin Lullaby 5.36 Weill Lost in the Stars
5.44 Lipinski Overture in D 5.53 Weber Clarinet Quintet in 6 flat, Op 34 6.18 Dohnanyl Suite im alten Stil, Op 24
6.33 Eisner Symphony in C; Evening-Watch, Op 43 No 1


Unknown: John Shea.
Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Unknown: Nlcolai Horch
Unknown: Vivaldi Piccolo

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