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: Morning on 3

Presented by Penny Gore . Music includes:
7.00-8.30: Berlioz Overture: Roman Carnival LSO, conductor Colin Davis
Schubert String Trio in B flat, D471 L'Archibudelli Handel Concerto No 2 in Fa due cori, HWV333 Tafelmusik , conductor Jeanne Lamon
8.30-10.00: Beethoven Piano Sonata in F sharp minor, Op 78 Stephen Kovacevich Bach Toccata and Fugue in F, BWV540
Kimberly Marshall (organ) Copland Clarinet
Concerto Richard Hosford , Chamber Orchestra of Europe, conductor Thierry Fischer


Presented By: Penny Gore
Conductor: Colin Davis
Conductor: Hwv333 Tafelmusik
Conductor: Jeanne Lamon
Unknown: Stephen Kovacevich
Unknown: Bach Toccata
Unknown: Kimberly Marshall
Unknown: Richard Hosford
Conductor: Thierry Fischer

: CD Masters

Presented by Jonathan Swain.
Delius Appalachia Daniel Washington (baritone), Chorus and Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, conductor Charles Mackerras
10.39 Janacek Mladi Melos Ensemble
10.57 Rautavaara Cantus Arcticus
Leipzig RSO, conductor Max Pommer
11.15 Beethoven Septet in E flat, Op 20 Melos Ensemble


Presented By: Jonathan Swain.
Baritone: Daniel Washington
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Conductor: Janacek Mladi
Conductor: Max Pommer

: Composer of the Week: Britten

4/5. After the premiere of The Turn of the Screw in 1954, the composer felt that he had reached the end of a musical trajectory. Two years later,
Britten visited Bali, where he found inspiration in the sound of the gamelan. Mervyn Cooke , author of Britten and the Far East, joins Donald Macleod. Antiphon, Op 56b Choir of St John's College, Cambridge, conductor Christopher Robinson The Prince of the Pagodas (excerpts)
London Sinfonietta, conductor Oliver Knussen
Noye, Noye, Take Thou Thy Company; Sir!, Heare Are Lions, Leapardes, In (Noye's Fludde)
Children's chorus of animals and birds from
Salisbury and Chester schools, City of London Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
Missa Brevis in D, Op 63 Choir of Westminster Cathedral, James O'Donnell (organ)
A Midsummer Night's Dream (excerpts)
New London Children's Choir, London
Symphony Orchestra, conductor Colin Davis Repeated on Wednesday at 12 midnight


Unknown: Mervyn Cooke
Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Christopher Robinson
Conductor: Oliver Knussen
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Unknown: James O'Donnell
Conductor: Colin Davis
Voice of God: Richard Pasco (speaking Role)
Noye: Donald Maxwell (baritone)
Sem: Alexander Gallifant (treble)
Ham: Timothy Lamb (treble)
Jaffett: Nicholas Berry (treble)
Mrs Sem: Catriona Johnson (soprano)
Mrs Jaffett: Joanne Brown (soprano)
Starvelin: Neal Davies (baritone)
Flute: Ian Bostrldge (tenor)
Snug: Stephen Richardson (bass)
Bottom: Robert Lloyd (bass)
Theseus: Brian Bannatyne Scott (bass)
Puck: Carl Ferguson (spoken Role)
Oberon: Brian Asawa (countertenor)
Tytania: Sylvia McNair (soprano)
Fairies: David Newman
Fairies: Matthew Long (trebles)
Fairies: Claudia Conway
Fairies: Sara Rey (sopranos)

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

3/4. A recital from St Cecilia's Hall, Edinburgh, introduced by Sara Mohr-Pietsch .
Mhairi Lawson (soprano), David Owen Norris (piano) Haydn A Sailor's Song; The Wanderer;
Sympathy; She Never Told Her Love; Piercing Eyes; Transport of Pleasure (Original
Canzonettas, Set 2); Piano Sonata in D, H XVI 51; Cantata: Arianna a Naxos


Introduced By: Sara Mohr-Pietsch
Soprano: Mhairi Lawson
Soprano: David Owen Norris

: Afternoon Performance

British Symphony Series: Benjamin Britten BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Presented by Martin Handley . Bernstein Chichester Psalms
Jamie Sansbury (treble), National Youth Choir of Scotland, conductor Martyn Brabbins
Britten Simple Symphony Conductor Paul Watkins Rubbra Viola Concerto
With Scott Dickinson , conductor Edward Gardner Si-Hyun Yi Invisible Dance Conductor Martyn Brabbins
Stanley Bate Symphony No 3 Conductor Edward Gardner


Presented By: Martin Handley
Unknown: Jamie Sansbury
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Conductor: Paul Watkins
Conductor: Scott Dickinson
Conductor: Edward Gardner
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Conductor: Edward Gardner

: Brian Kay's Light Programme

With music by Adam Carse , Robert Farnon , Roger Roger and Archibald Joyce.


Music By: Adam Carse
Music By: Robert Farnon
Music By: Roger Roger
Music By: Archibald Joyce.

: In Tune

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


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

Verity Sharp presents a concert recorded at the Lighthouse, Poole. Tchaikovsky's Fantasy-
Overture: Hamlet and Beethoven's rhythmically tenacious symphony frame Shostakovich's first concerto for cello, in which the composer turns the entire third movement over to the solo instrument in an extensive and demanding cadenza. Truls Mork (cello), Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, conductor Marin Alsop.
Tchaikovsky Fantasy-Overture: Hamlet Shostakovich Cello Concerto No 1
Beethoven Symphony No 7 in A


Unknown: Verity Sharp
Cello: Truls Mork
Conductor: Marin Alsop.

: Takemitsu

Toru Takemitsu Between Earth and Sea 3
Anthony Robb (flute), Roger Chase (viola), Patrizia Meier (harp)


Unknown: Toru Takemitsu
Flute: Anthony Robb
Flute: Roger Chase
Harp: Patrizia Meier

: Night Waves: Landmarks

Philip Dodd and guests with another in-depth discussion about one of the great cultural landmarks. Producer Kirsty Pope


Unknown: Philip Dodd
Producer: Kirsty Pope

: The Wire

Soft Message
Drunken goths and other Radio 3 listeners are interviewed on their mobile phones by Blast Theory, providing an insight into their lives. Producer Sally Avens


Producer: Sally Avens

: Late Junction

English seasonal music by John Kirkpatrick , Will Todd , and Waterson and Carthy, plus
Tippett's five spirituals from A Child of Our Time interspersed with American prison songs. Presented by Fiona Talkington.


Music By: John Kirkpatrick
Music By: Will Todd
Presented By: Fiona Talkington.

: Composer of the Week: Purcell

5/5. With Donald Macleod. Ah! Ah! How Happy Are We (The Indian Queen); Man Is for the Woman Made; Suite: The History of Dioclesian; The Fairy Queen, Act 2 (excerpt); Masque of the Four Seasons (The Fairy Queen, Act A); Fairest Isle (King Arthur) Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.

: Through the Night

Presented by Susan Sharpe. Elqar Overture: Froissart
Haydn Cello Concerto in D. H Vllb 2
Dvorak Symphony No 8 in G BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Vasily Petrenko
2.17 Faure Suite: Dolly, Op 56 2.31 Mozart String Quartet in B flat, K458 (The Hunt) 3.00 Bach Magnificat in D, BWV243
3.27 Dittersdorf Symphony No 3 in G 3.45 Brahms 25 Variations and a Fugue on a theme by GF Handel, Op 24
4.11 Handel Dall'Ondoso Periglio ; Aure, Deh, per Pieta
(Giulio Cesare in Egitto) 4.19 Sweelinck Fantasia in G minor
4.30 Schubert Allegretto in C minor, D915 4.36 Borodin Polovtsian Dances (Prince Igor) 4.47 Mozart Divertimento in D, K136 5.00 Marcello Concerto in D minor 5.09 Lassus Ad Te Levavi Oculos Meos 5.15 Debussy Prelude a I'Apres-Midi d'un Faune 5.25 Chopin Ballade No 1 in G minor, Op 23 5.35 JC Bach Quintet in F, Op 11 No 3 5.45 Glinka Valse-Fantaisie in B minor 5.53 Bartok Romanian Folk Dances, Sz68 6.00 Rossini Wind Quartet No 6 in F
6.11 Mendelssohn Symphony for strings No 10 in B minor
6.22 Kuhlau Piano Sonata in A, Op 52 No 3
6.40 Clara Schumann Abendfeier in Venedig, Vorwarts; Gondoliera 6.46 Maldere Sinfonia in F


Presented By: Susan Sharpe.
Conductor: Vasily Petrenko
Unknown: Ondoso Periglio
Unknown: Giulio Cesare
Unknown: Mozart Divertimento
Unknown: Levavi Oculos Meos
Unknown: Glinka Valse-Fantaisie
Unknown: Clara Schumann Abendfeier

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