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: Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Music includes:
7.00-8.30: Kabalevsky Galop (The Comedians) Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra, conductor Felix Slatkin
Handel Terpsichore
English Baroque Soloists, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
Tchaikovsky Dance of the Buffoons: The Snow Maiden Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
8.30-10.00: Harty A Comedy Overture
Ulster Orchestra, conductor Bryden Thomson Purcell The Witches Scene (Dido and Aeneas)
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, director Rene Jacobs
Khachaturian Suite: Maskerade
Berlin RSO, conductor Horst Stein


Conductor: Felix Slatkin
Conductor: Handel Terpsichore
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Conductor: Bryden Thomson
Director: Rene Jacobs
Conductor: Horst Stein
Sorceress: Susan Bickley (soprano)
Witch: Dominique Visse (contralto)
Witch: Stephen Wallace (alto)

: CD Masters

Presented by Jonathan Swain. Today's programme is devoted to listener requests as part of Red Nose Day, and Radio 3 listeners have the opportunity to donate money to Comic
Relief to help change lives in Africa and the UK. To make a pledge and to request a piece of music to be played at some point during the programme, ring free on [number removed].


Presented By: Jonathan Swain.

: Composer of the Week: Liszt

Liszt's Letters
5/5. Donald Macleod looks at Liszt's spiritual side, from his obsession with legends of good versus evil, to minor orders in the church that led the Hungarian composer to be labelled "half Gypsy, half priest".
Liszt Mephisto Waltz No 1 Jorge Bolet (piano
Via Crucis - Les 14 Stations de la
Croix Carolyn Foulkes and Olivia Robinson (sopranos), Lynette Alcantara (mezzo), Edward Goater
(tenor), Edward Price (baritone), Charles Gibbs (bass), BBC Singers, conductor Peter Dijkstra Repeated at 8.45pm


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Piano: Jorge Bolet
Unknown: Croix Carolyn Foulkes
Sopranos: Olivia Robinson
Sopranos: Lynette Alcantara
Tenor: Edward Goater
Baritone: Charles Gibbs
Conductor: Peter Dijkstra

: Afternoon on 3

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
4/4. Louise Fryer presents a recital by pianist
Piers Lane from Symphony Hall in Birmingham. Ravel Valses Nobles et Sentimentales
Bartok Eight Variations on Hungarian Peasant Songs, Op 20
Rachmaninov Variations on a theme of Chopin, Op 22
2.00 Comic Relief Special
The rest of this afternoon's programme is devoted to listener requests as part of Red Nose Day, inviting Radio 3 listeners to donate money to Comic Relief and help change lives at home and abroad. To make a pledge and choose a piece of music call free on [number removed].


Unknown: Louise Fryer
Pianist: Piers Lane

: In Tune

Petroc Trelawny plays listener requests for
Red Nose Day. Lines will stay open until 7pm. To make a donation to Comic Relief and help change lives in Africa and the UK, call free on [number removed].

: Performance on 3

Cosmic Shindig
And continuing in a humorous vein, comedian and musician Bill Bailey teams up with Oscar-winning composer Anne Dudley to deconstruct the BBC Concert Orchestra. Individual instruments come under scrutiny and are subject to Bill's acerbic wit, as their innermost secrets are revealed. Anne Dudley has composed music specially and arranged some Bailey originals for this musical extravaganza with a difference. Bill himself sings and plays guitars, keyboards and the entrancing theremin. Musical excerpts include Mahler, Rossini, Strauss, Shostakovich, 1970s cops shows, and a brand-new Carnival of the Animals by Anne Dudley. And there's a secret obsession with music of the Bee Gees.
Bill Bailey , BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Anne Dudley


Musician: Bill Bailey
Unknown: Anne Dudley
Unknown: Anne Dudley
Unknown: Anne Dudley.
Unknown: Bill Bailey
Conductor: Anne Dudley

: Composer of the Week: Liszt

Repeated from 12 noon

: The Verb

Ian McMillan hosts the weekly cabaret of new writing and performance. He is joined by Peter Cole , author of a new book about the astonishing flowering of Hebrew poetry in medieval Spain at a time of Muslim and Christian domination. Producer Aasiya Lodhi


Unknown: Ian McMillan
Unknown: Peter Cole
Producer: Aasiya Lodhi

: Jazz Library

In his 51-year life, Bill Evans was one of the most influential of all jazz pianists. For this week's programme Alyn Shipton is joined by Radio 3
Young Generation Artist, pianist Gwilym Simcock to select the best of Evans's recordings. The music includes the celebrated Village Vanguard sessions with Scott LaFaro and Paul Motian , Miles Davis 's Kind of Blue, and Evans's pioneering multi-tracked recordings, Conversations with Myself. Producers Simon Poole and Alyn Shipton EMAIL: jazzlibraryiabbc.co.uk


Unknown: Bill Evans
Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Pianist: Gwilym SimcOck
Unknown: Scott Lafaro
Unknown: Paul Motian
Unknown: Miles Davis
Producers: Simon Poole
Producers: Alyn Shipton

: Jazz on 3

Jez Nelson interviews Bob Belden and presents a performance in which his group Animation re-synthesise music from Miles Davis 's seminal electronic album Bitches Brew. Recorded late last year in New York, the band pay tribute to the groundbreaking space-age textures of the original music, providing a unique live perspective on one of the most important and controversial jazz recordings of all time. For tonight's performance Belden and trumpeter Tim Hagans are joined by keyboardist Scott Kinsey , DJ Logic and bassist Matt Garrison.


Unknown: Bob Belden
Unknown: Miles Davis
Unknown: Tim Hagans
Unknown: Scott Kinsey
Bassist: Matt Garrison.

: Through the Night

With John Shea. Handel Saul
Gabrieli Consort and Players, director Paul McCreesh
3.44 Mendelssohn Piano Sextet in D, Op 110
4.11 Schubert Impromptu No 4 in A flat, D899
4.19 Frescobaldi Canzona Seconda 4.21 Scacchl Cantate Domino 4.25 Frescobaldi Canzona Prima 4.27 Corelli Sonate da Chiesa in G minor, Op 1 No 10 4.33 Schumann Arabeske in C. Op 18 4.39 Tetemann Concerto in B flat for three oboes and orchestra 4.49 Vladigerov l/ardac Op 16
5.00 Kuhnau Saul Cured by David through Music (Biblical Sonata No 2 in G minor) 5.15 Handel Solitudini Amate ; Aure, Fonti, Ombre Gradite (Alessandro) 5.22 Nielsen Serenata in Vano 5.29 Kabalevsky Overture: Colas
Breugnon 5.35 Rachmaninov Etude-Tableau in D, Op 39 No 9 5.39 Mozart 4 Contredanses. K267 5.45 Elgar To Her beneath Whose Steadfast Star 5.51 Schoeck Zwei Klavierstucke, Op 29 5.59 CPE Bach String Symphony in B fiat 6.09 Hummel Piano Trio in F, Op 22
6.23 Tippett Five Spirituals (A Child of Our Time)
6.35 Fasch Overture a due chori in B flat
Radio 3: Get in touch by phone on [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute). Or write to BBC Radio 3, Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA www.bbc.co.uk/radio3


Unknown: John Shea.
Unknown: Handel Saul
Unknown: Gabrieli Consort
Director: Paul McCreesh
Unknown: Frescobaldi Canzona Seconda
Unknown: Schumann Arabeske
Unknown: Kuhnau Saul Cured
Unknown: Handel Solitudini Amate
Unknown: Rachmaninov Etude-Tableau
Unknown: Schoeck Zwei
Saul: Neal Davies(bass-Baritone)
David: Andreas Scholl (countertenor)
Jonathan: Mark Padmore (tenor)
Merab: Susan Gritton (soprano)
Michal: Deborah York (soprano)
High Priest: Paul Agnew (tenor)
Ghost of Samuel: Jonathan Lemalu (bass-Baritone)
Abner: Tom Phillips (tenor)
Doeg: Julian Clarkson (baritone)
An Amalekite: Angus Smith (tenor)

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