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: Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Music includes:
7.00-8.30: Robert Pearsall Lay a Garland Bath Camerata, director Nigel Perrin J Strauss (son) Kaiserwalzer, Op 437
Berlin PO, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt CPE Bach Trio Sonata in B flat, Wql58 The Purcell Quartet
8.30-10.00: Hildegard von Bingen
Responsorium: Spiritui Sancto Honor Sit
Sequentia Hershy Kay , after Sousa Stars and Stripes
Boston Pops Orchestra, conductor Arthur Fiedler Berg Hier ist Friede (Altenberg Lieder, Op 4 No 5) Sepp Grotenhuis (piano), Bob Zimmerman
(harmonium), Janneke van der Meer (violin), Viola de Hoog (cello)


Unknown: Robert Pearsall
Director: Nigel Perrin
Director: J Strauss
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Unknown: Sequentia Hershy Kay
Conductor: Arthur Fiedler
Conductor: Berg Hier
Piano: Sepp Grotenhuis
Piano: Bob Zimmerman

: Classical Collection

Presented by James Jolly. Debussy Violin Sonata
Arthur Grumiaux, Istvan Hajdu (piano)
10.13 Bizet Symphony in C
RPO, conductor Charles Munch
10.39 Handel Hide Thou Thy Hated Beams;
0 Sun-Doubtful Fear, Rev'rentAwe (Jephtha, Act 3) Nigel Robson (Jephtha: tenor), Lynne Dawson (Iphis: soprano), Monteverdi Choir , English
Baroque Soloists, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
10.58 Brahms Clarinet Sonata in F minor, Op 120 No Gervase de Peyer, Gwenneth Pryor (piano)
11.21 Bernstein Prelude, Fugueand Riffs New
World Symphony, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas
11.31 Bach The Art of Fugue, BWV1080
As recommended in Saturday's CD Review.


Presented By: James Jolly.
Piano: Istvan Hajdu
Conductor: Charles Munch
Unknown: Nigel Robson
Tenor: Lynne Dawson
Soprano: Monteverdi Choir
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Piano: Gwenneth Pryor
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas

: Composer of the Week:Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)

1/5. By the age of 26, Sibelius had established his reputation with the first of his symphonic masterpieces. marking him out as a standard-bearer of Finnish culture. This week Donald Macleod commemorates the 50th anniversary of the composer's death. Sibelius The Kiss's Hope; Spring Is Flying; The Dream; The Young Huntsman, Op 13
Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo), Bengt Forsberg (piano) En Saga Danish National RSO, conductor Leif Segerstam
Rakastava Accentus Chamber Choir, conductor Eric Ericson Karelia Suite CBSO, conductor Sakari Oramo Repeated at 8.45pm
RT DIRECT: Sibelius Symphonies 1-7, Tone Poems and Violin
Concerto, (5CDs) with the Philharmonia and Boston SO conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy , is available for E21.00 including p&p. Address: [address removed]. Cheque payable to Selections. Phone [number removed] (national rates) quoting [number removed], or visit www.selections.com/rtdirect


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Anne Sofie von Otter
Piano: Bengt Forsberg
Conductor: Leif Segerstam
Conductor: Rakastava Accentus
Conductor: Eric Ericson
Conductor: Sakari Oramo
Conducted By: Vladimir Ashkenazy

: Afternoon on 3

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
From the Wigmore Hall, London, Sarah Walker introduces a recital given by the German pianist Lars Vogt.
Berg Piano Sonata, Op 1
Brahms Piano Sonata No 3 in F minor, Op 5
2.00 Sibelius Cycle: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
In the week marking the 50th anniversary of the death of Sibelius, Afternoon on 3 presents a complete cycle of his symphonies performed at last year's Bergen International Festival by the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra under their chief conductor Sakari Oramo.
Grieg Lyric Pieces Op12 Ashley Wass (piano) Sibelius Kullervo
Ekaterina Gubanova (mezzo), Juha Uusitalo (bass-baritone), YL Men's Chorus
4.00 The Making of Music
6/30. Exotic Paris. Louise Fryer presents full performances of pieces from James Naughtie 's second Radio 4 series charting the relationship between a thousand years of history and its musical soundtrack. In 1890s France, Claude Debussy was looking for a sound that would move music into the new century. He produced music that was original, daring and immediately accepted by audiences. Including L'Après-Midi d'un Faune, Pelle'as et Melisande and Pagodes.
James Naughtie 's The Making of Music is on Radio 4 at 3.45pm


Introduces: Sarah Walker
Pianist: Lars Vogt.
Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
Piano: Ekaterina Gubanova
Bass-Baritone: Juha Uusitalo
Unknown: Louise Fryer
Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Claude Debussy
Unknown: James Naughtie

: In Tune

Presented by Sean Rafferty.


Presented By: Sean Rafferty.

: Performance on 3

Presented by Geoffrey Smith. The dynamic Russian Vasily Petrenko , who opens his second season as the RLPO's principal conductor with a wide-ranging programme that includes two world premieres, is joined by the winner of the 2004 Kathleen Ferrier Award, Kate Royal , as the soloist in Ravel's Arabian Nights-inspired song-cycle Sheherazade. Kate Royal (soprano), Royal Liverpool
Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Vasily Petrenko Kenneth Hesketh A Rhyme for the Season (first performance)
John McCabe Labyrinth (BBC commission, first performance) Ravel Sheherazade
Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances


Presented By: Geoffrey Smith.
Unknown: Vasily Petrenko
Unknown: Kathleen Ferrier
Unknown: Kate Royal
Conductor: Vasily Petrenko
Conductor: Kenneth Hesketh
Unknown: John McCabe

: Composer of the Week: Sibelius

Repeated from 12 noon

: Night Waves

The writer Sukhdev Sandhu leads Matthew Sweet into the dark heart of night-time London. Producer Anne-Marie Cole


Unknown: Sukhdev Sandhu
Unknown: Matthew Sweet
Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

: Artist Focus

Geoffrey Smith presents a sequence of music with a featured performer leading the way. To celebrate the London Philharmonic Orchestra's 75th anniversary, the orchestra can be heard under some of its former principal conductors. EMAIL:artistfocus@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith

: The Essay

The Cult of Childhood
1/4. An Age to Be Small in. This week
Deborah Bowman presents a series of four essays exploring the theme of childhood in the literary culture of the first half of the 20th century, especially the 1920s and 30s. It includes Evelyn Waugh and Saki, flappers in short skirts, and William Empson analysing Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan ; as well as Gertrude Stein , Stevie Smith and Anita Loos. She begins by surveying the interest of writers of this period in children, childishness, baby-talk and the Childlike. Producer Rob Ketteridge


Unknown: Deborah Bowman
Unknown: Evelyn Waugh
Unknown: William Empson
Unknown: Peter Pan
Unknown: Gertrude Stein
Unknown: Stevie Smith
Unknown: Anita Loos.
Producer: Rob Ketteridge

: Charlie Gillett

Music by the London-based Spanish group LaXula recorded at this year's WOMAD Festival.

: Through the Night

Presented by Jonathan Swain. Faure Nocturne in E minor, Op 1071.08 Chausson Concerto in D for violin, piano and string quartet 1.50 Hoist Suite: The Planets 2A2 Copper Symphony No 7(Zuiderzee) 3.18 Ravel String Quartet in F
3.48 Hess Suite in B flat, Op 45 3.59 Hammerschmidt Suite in G (Ester Fleiss) 4.09 Grieg Symphonic Dance,
Op 64 No 4 4.21 Plamen Djourov Ballades Nos I and 4
4.31 Liszt Praludium und Fuge iiber den Namen BACH
4.45 Prokofiev Symphony No 1 (Classical) 5.00 Glinka Vaise-Fantasie in 8 minor 5.08 Debussy Soiree dans Grenade (Estampes No 2) 5.13 Gautier d'Espinal Touz Esforciez Avrai Chant6 Souvent 5.20 Haapalainen
Overture: Lemminkainen 5.28 CPE Bach Trio Sonata in minor, Wq143 5.38 Dvorak V Prirode 5.53 Beethoven Violin Sonata in A, Op 12 No 2 6.10 Biber Missa Sancti
Henrici 6.47 Halvorsen Norwegian Rhapsody No 1 in A


Presented By: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Plamen Djourov
Unknown: Liszt Praludium
Unknown: Glinka Vaise-Fantasie
Unknown: Touz Esforciez Avrai

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