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: Rob Cowan

Music includes:
7.30-8.30: Nielsen Pan andSyrinx
Danish RSO, conductor Herbert Blomstedt Schubert Quartettsatz in C minor, D703 Guarneri Quartet
Handel Lascio Ch'io Pianga (Rinaldo)
Eileen Poulter (soprano), Handel Festival Orchestra, conductor Anthony Lewis
8.30-10.00: Mozart Horn Concerto No 3 in E flat, K477 Ulrich Hubner , Anima Eterna , conductor Jos Van Immerseel
Mendelssohn VierLieder , Op 100
Sachsiches Vocalensemble , conductor Matthais Jung Hoist Two Songs Without Words, Op 22
English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Imogen Holst


Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt
Conductor: Schubert Quartettsatz
Unknown: Handel Lascio
Soprano: Eileen Poulter
Conductor: Anthony Lewis
Unknown: Ulrich Hubner
Conductor: Anima Eterna
Conductor: Jos van Immerseel
Conductor: Mendelssohn Vierlieder
Conductor: Sachsiches Vocalensemble
Conductor: Matthais Jung
Conductor: Imogen Holst

: Classical Collection

Introduced by James Jolly.
Britten The Young Person's Guide to Orchestra City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle
10.18 Saint-Saens Piano Concerto No 1 in D Jean-Philippe Collard ,
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Andre Previn
10.48 Britten Ouatre Chansons Françaises Felicity Lott (soprano), Northern Sinfonia, conductor Steuart Bedford
11.01 Tchaikovsky Theme and Variations in F (Op 19 No 6) Terence Judd (piano)
11.13 Berq Violin Concerto Anne-Sophie Mutter,
Boston Symphony Orchestra, conductor James Levine
11.43 Verdi Libera Me (Requiem) Angela Gheorghiu (soprano), Swedish Radio Chorus,
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Claudio Abbado


Introduced By: James Jolly.
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Unknown: Jean-Philippe Collard
Conductor: Andre Previn
Soprano: Felicity Lott
Piano: Terence Judd
Conductor: James Levine
Conductor: Verdi Libera
Soprano: Angela Gheorghiu
Conductor: Claudio Abbado

: Composer of the Week: Bruckner

3/5. Donald Macleod introduces the Te Deum, which Bruckner is said to have regarded as his greatest work, and the Adagio that stands as his monument to the man he called "the Master" - Richard Wagner. Bruckner Christus Factus Est
Monteverdi Choir, conductor John Eliot Gardiner Te Deum (excerpts)
Jessye Norman (soprano), Yvonne Minton (mezzo), David Rendall (tenor), Samuel Ramey (bass), Chicago Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Daniel Barenboim ;
Symphony No 7 in E
Berlin Philharmonic , conductor Herbert von Karajan Repeated at 8.45pm


Introduces: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Richard Wagner.
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Conductor: Te Deum
Soprano: Jessye Norman
Soprano: Yvonne Minton
Tenor: David Rendall
Tenor: Samuel Ramey
Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
Conductor: Berlin Philharmonic
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

: Afternoon on 3

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
Presented by Penny Gore Aldebunjh Festival
A concert with music in this year's Venetian theme by festival founder Benjamin Britten. Beicea Quartet
Beethoven String Quartet in F, Op 59 No 1 Britten String Quartet No 3
2.15 East Meets West
3/5. Today's East-meets-West theme features the new Cardiff Singer of the World, Shen Yang. Wolf Der Feuerreiter (Mörike Lieder, No 44)
Shen Yang (bass baritone), Llyr Williams (piano) Chen Yi Chinese Fables
Caroline Stinson (cello), George Gao (erhu), Ben Reimer (percusssion)
Bach Orchestral Suite No 1 in C, BWV1066
Bach Collegium Japan, director Masaaki Suzuki Alfano The Legend ofSakuntala (Act 1)
Rome Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Gianluigi Gelmetti
Mozart Rondo alia Turca (Piano Sonata in A, K331) Tom Beghin (piano)
4.00 The Making of Music
23/30. The French Revolution. Performances of music mentioned by James Naughtie in his Radio 4 series charting the relationship between 1,000 years of history and the classical music that became its soundtrack. Including compositions by Mehul, Gossec and others.


Unknown: Gore Aldebunjh
Unknown: Benjamin Britten.
Unknown: Shen Yang.
Unknown: Wolf Der Feuerreiter
Bass: Shen Yang
Baritone: Llyr Williams
Piano: Chen Yi
Cello: Caroline Stinson
Cello: George Gao
Unknown: Ben Reimer
Director: Masaaki Suzuki
Conductor: Gianluigi Gelmetti
Conductor: Mozart Rondo
Piano: Tom Beghin
Unknown: James Naughtie
Sakuntala: Francesca Patane(soprano)
The King: David Rendall(tenor)
Priyamvada: Elena Casslan(mezzo)
Anusuya Anna: Rita Tallento(soprano)

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty with music and arts news.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

A concert given at this year's Lucerne Festival performed by the Simon Bolivar National Youth
Orchestra of Venezuela, the flagship ensemble of Venezuela's system of music education that makes musicians out of the nation's poorest youths.
Magdalena Kozena (mezzo), Simon Bolivar National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, conductor Gustavo Dudamel
Mahler Symphony No 5; Ruckert Lieder


Unknown: Magdalena Kozena
Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel

: Composer of the Week: Bruckner

Repeated from 12 noon

: Night Waves

Philip Dodd tackles the eternal mystery of the human soul. American writer Mary Roach has tried to meet the professionals still dedicated to discovering its existence - scientists, engineers and mediums among them. She talks to Philip about her experience. Plus an assessment of a new exhibition that charts 80 years of Fleet Street photography. Producer Anthony Denselow


Unknown: Philip Dodd
Unknown: Mary Roach
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Artist Focus

Petroc Trelawny presents a seguence of music with a featured performer leading the way. Tonight's programme features soprano Angela Gheorghiu singing arias by Handel and Mozart.


Soprano: Angela Gheorghiu

: The Essay

States of Mind
3/4. Will Self, who has dual American and English nationality, examines how attitudes to America have changed since the 9/11 terrorist attacks and explores what he perceives as the dangers inherent in knee-jerk anti-Americanism.

: Late Junction

More from Mari Boine and Kimmo Pohjonen , plus tracks from John Surman 's recent album The Spaces In Between, and music by Bach. With Fiona Talkington.


Unknown: Mari Boine
Unknown: Kimmo Pohjonen
Unknown: John Surman
Unknown: Fiona Talkington.

: Through the Night

Introduced by John Shea. Recordings of Dutch organs.
Rinck Chorale and Variations: Behfiehl du Deine Wege Kees van Eersel Beethoven Two Allegros in G Rob Nederlof Rinck Nine Variations and Finale, Op 90 Willem Poot
1.37 Ravel L'Heure Espagnole
2.29 Shostakovich Piano Trio No 2, Op 67
2.58 Bach Magnificat in D, BWV243
3.28 Bridge Miniature No 2 in G minor (Hornpipe)
3.25 Trad Bagpipe Tunes
3.31 Bridge The Sea
3.53 Handel Water Music
4.04 Haydn Symphony No 73 in D (La Chasse)
4.25 Offenbach Les Larmes de Jacqueline
4.33 Verdi 0 Padre Nostro
4.40 Dvorak Scherzo Capriccioso, Op 66
4.53 Chopin Prelude in C sharp minor Op 45
5.00 Debussy Violin Sonata in G minor
5.13 Mysllvecek String Quintet No 2 in E flat
5.25 Mozart Piano Concerto No 21 in C, K467
5.53 Morris Five English folk songs
6.04 Haydn Overture: Lo Speziale
6.11 Dellbes Bell Song (Lakme)
6.19 Rung Chime, You Bells
6.21 Groneman Flute Sonata in G
6.36 Marais Allemande: Monsr Lully
6.46 Brahms Hungarian Dances (excerpts)


Introduced By: John Shea.
Unknown: Willem Poot

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