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: Morning on 3

Presented by Sandy Burnett. Music includes:
7.00-8.30: M Haydn Trumpet Concerto in D Maurice Andre , Munich Chamber Orchestra, conductor Hans Stadlmair
Gershwin, arr Heifetz Suite: Porgy and Bess Jascha Heifetz (violin), Brooks Smith (piano) Dvorak Carnival Overture
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conductor Fritz Reiner
8.30-10.00: Handel Behold I Tell You a Mystery ... The Trumpet Shall Sound (Messiah)
Bryn Terfel (bass-baritone), Scottish Chamber Orchestra, conductor Charles Mackerras
Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op 33 Mstislav Rostropovich (cello), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Herbert von Karajan
Beethoven Sonata in C sharp minor, Op 27 No 2 (Moonlight) Emil Gilels (piano)


Presented By: Sandy Burnett.
Unknown: Maurice Andre
Conductor: Hans Stadlmair
Conductor: Bess Jascha Heifetz
Violin: Brooks Smith
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Cello: Mstislav Rostropovich
Unknown: Beethoven Sonata
Piano: Emil Gilels

: CD Masters

With Rob Cowan.
Debussy Deux Arabesques Moura Lympany (piano)
10.10 Igor Stravinsky Pulcinella
Cleveland Symphony Orchestra conducted by the composer
10.49 Gallo Trio Sonata No 7 in G minor
Parnassi Musici
10.57 MacDowell To a Wild Rose
Chaminade Automne Moura Lympany (piano)
11.07 Kalinnikov Symphony No 2
USSR Academic Symphonic Orchestra, conductor Yevgeni Svetlanov
11.47 Rachmaninov Preludes , Op 23: Nos 8-10 Moura Lympany (piano)


Unknown: Rob Cowan.
Piano: Moura Lympany
Piano: Igor Stravinsky
Unknown: Parnassi Musici
Piano: Moura Lympany
Conductor: Yevgeni Svetlanov
Conductor: Rachmaninov Preludes
Piano: Moura Lympany

: Composer of the Week in Venice

5/5. Death in Venice. Venice's air of melancholy and decay has captured the imaginations of literary giants such as Proust, Thomas Mann and Henry James. Donald Macleod follows the theme of Mann's novella and searches for
"death in Venice".
Offenbach Barcarolle (Les Contes d'Hoffmann) Jessye Norman (soprano), Ann Murray (mezzo), Brussels Theatre Royal de la Monnaie Symphony Orchestra, conductor Sylvain Cambreling Liszt La Lugubre Gondola Alfred Brendel (piano)
Stravinsky Requiem Canticles (excerpt) Susan Bickley (contralto),
New London Chamber Choir,
London Sinfonietta, conductor Oliver Knussen Wagner Siegfried 's Death and Funeral March (Gotterdammerung)
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Herbert von Karajan Prelude, Act 3: Tristan und Isolde
Berlin PO, conductor Daniel Barenboim Britten Death in Venice (excerpt)
Peter Pears (tenor), John Shirley-Quirk (baritone), English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Steuart Bedford
Repeated on Thursday at 12 midnight


Unknown: Thomas Mann
Unknown: Henry James.
Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Soprano: Jessye Norman
Soprano: Ann Murray
Conductor: Sylvain Cambreling
Piano: Alfred Brendel
Contralto: Susan Bickley
Conductor: Oliver Knussen
Conductor: Wagner Siegfried
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
Conductor: Britten Death
Tenor: Peter Pears
Tenor: John Shirley-Quirk
Conductor: Steuart Bedford

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Wyastone Leys Summer Series
4/4. Jamie Owen presents the last in this week's series of recitals from Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouthshire. Featuring songs by Robert Schumann , on the 150th anniversary of his death, and by Reynaldo Hahn , Maurice Yvain , and Noël Coward .
Felicity Lott (soprano), Malcolm Martineau (piano)


Unknown: Jamie Owen
Songs By: Robert Schumann
Unknown: Reynaldo Hahn
Unknown: Maurice Yvain
Unknown: Noël Coward
Soprano: Felicity Lott
Soprano: Malcolm Martineau

: Afternoon Performance

Witches and Fairies
BBC Philharmonic
Presented by John Shea.
Ravel Valses Nobles et Sentimentales
Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
Musorgsky/Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition Conductor Stamatia Karampini
Debussy Prelude a I'Apres-Midi d'un Faune Conductor Stamatia Karampini
Tchaikovsky Swan Lake (extracts) Conductor Vassily Sinaisky


Presented By: John Shea.
Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier

: Jazz Legends

John Coltrane
Julian Joseph celebrates what would have been John Coltrane 's 80th birthday with a selection of his classic recordings, along with appreciation and comments from British saxophonist Steve Williamson. Producer Keith Loxam
RT DIRECT: John Coltrane Blue Train (1 CD) is available for £9.99 including p&p. To order please send a cheque, payable to Selections, to: [address removed], or phone: [number removed] (national rate), or visit www.selections.com/rtdirect. Quote ref: [number removed]


Unknown: John Coltrane
Unknown: Julian Joseph
Unknown: John Coltrane
Unknown: Steve Williamson.
Producer: Keith Loxam

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty presents a selection of music and news from the arts world.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

Leeds International Piano Competition
Sarah Walker introduces coverage of the first three concerto finalists, live from
Leeds Town Hall, as they battle for a cash prize of F14,000 and the promise of high-profile professional engagements. Mark Elder conducts the Halle, and there's expert criticism on hand from past prizewinner Leon McCawley.
The second final will be broadcast live tomorrow evening at
6.30pm, with the result announced at 10.45pm


Introduces: Sarah Walker
Unknown: Leon McCawley.

: Mixing It

Mark Russell and Robert Sandall present a unique mix of musical styles and influences.


Unknown: Mark Russell
Unknown: Robert Sandall

: Jazz on 3

Dave Douglas Trio
Jez Nelson presents a live performance by the Dave Douglas Trio , recorded at LSO St Luke's,
London, in April this year. An original and prolific trumpeter and composer, Dave Douglas 's distinctive compositions, astonishing technique and expressionist improvisations have brought him critical and public acclaim as a visionary of his generation. He is joined on this occasion by two leading US-based players; Susie Ibarra on drums and percussion and Mark Dresser on bass. And Jez talks to star Swedish pianist Esbjorn Svensson about EST's latest album release, Tuesday Wonderland. Producer KathrynWillgress


Unknown: Dave Douglas Trio
Unknown: Jez Nelson
Unknown: Dave Douglas Trio
Unknown: Dave Douglas
Unknown: Susie Ibarra
Unknown: Mark Dresser
Pianist: Esbjorn Svensson

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe. Beethoven Overture: Egmont; Ah! Perfido, Op 65 Dvorak Symphony No 8 in G
1.57 Schumann Carnaval , Op 9 2.24 Dohnanyl String
Quartet No 2 in D flat, Op 152.50 Husa Concerto for Wind Ensemble 3.13 Strauss Ein Heidenleben
3.59 Duparc La Vie Antérieure 4.04 Plpkov You, Who Are Looking for a Ford (Subdued Songs) 4.09 Janacek The Fiddler's Child 4.22 Van Noordt Psalm 24
4.30 Veracinl Overture No 6 4.42 Vivaldi Trio Sonata in D minor, Op I No 12 (La Folia) 4.51 Bach Der Geist hiltt unsrer Schwachheit auf, BWV226 5.00 A Scarlatti
Toccata in D minor 5.20 Rosenmiiller Sonata Quarta a 3
5.26 Trad, arr Petrinjak Six Renaissance Dances
5.37 Kodaly Cello Sonatina 5.46 Barber Adagio for strings
5.55 Arvo Part Magnificat 6.03 Anon Bashraf Saba
6.09 Tolosa Ben Volgra , Ave Maria 6.13 Dopper Ciaconna Cotica 6.30 Puccini Un Bel Di Vedremo (Madama
Butterfly) 6.36 Saint-Saens Le Carnaval des Animaux


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Schumann Carnaval
Unknown: Strauss Ein Heidenleben
Unknown: Bach Der Geist
Unknown: Rosenmiiller Sonata Quarta
Unknown: Anon Bashraf Saba
Unknown: Tolosa Ben Volgra
Unknown: Dopper Ciaconna

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