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: Rob Cowan

Music includes:
7.00-8.30: Dvorak Overture: Carnival
Cleveland Orchestra, conductor Georges Szell Bach Flute Sonata in C, BWV1033
Jean-Pierre Rampal , Jordi Savall (viola da gamba), Robert Veyron-Lacroix (harpsichord) Schumann Overture: Hermann und Dorothea Philharmonia, conductor Riccardo Muti
8.30-10.00: Faure Messe Basse
Audite Nova (women's voices), Jean Sourisse (organ) Grieg Suite: Sigurd Jorsalfar Royal Stockholm PO, conductor Gennadi Rozhdestvensky Kosma Les Feuilles Mort
Frangoise Masset (soprano), Christine Icart (harp)


Conductor: Georges Szell
Unknown: Jean-Pierre Rampal
Viola: Jordi Savall
Harpsichord: Robert Veyron-Lacroix
Conductor: Riccardo Muti
Basse: Audite Nova
Unknown: Jean Sourisse
Conductor: Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Soprano: Frangoise Masset
Soprano: Christine Icart

: Classical Collection

Presented by Sarah Walker.
Strauss Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche
Cleveland Orchestra, conductor George Szell
10.15 Rachmaninov Suite No 2, Op 17
Martha Argerich and Nelson Freire (pianos)
10.37 Ravel La Valse
Stuttgart RSO, conductor Sergiu Celibidache
10.52 Jacob Divertimento
Tommy Reilly (harmonica), Hindar Quartet
11.11 Merula Ciaccona
Michel Beguet (tenor sackbut),
Les Sacqueboutiers de Toulouse
11.15 Handel Concerto Grosso in D, Op 6 No 5 Vienna Concentus Musicus, director Nikolaus Harnoncourt
11.31 Busoni Duettino Concertante
Allan Schiller and John Humphreys (pianos)
11.39 Ravel Sheherazade
As recommended in Saturday's CD Review. A day in the life of BBC Radios 1,2,3 & 4: p33


Presented By: Sarah Walker.
Conductor: George Szell
Unknown: Martha Argerich
Pianos: Nelson Freire
Conductor: Sergiu Celibidache
Unknown: Tommy Reilly
Tenor: Michel Beguet
Director: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Unknown: Allan Schiller
Pianos: John Humphreys

: Composer of the Week:Scott Joplin (1867-1917)

1/5. The Roots of Ragtime. With the help of ragtime performer Morten Gunnar Larsen ,
Donald Macleod looks at Scott Joplin 's beginnings and the roots of the music he helped to define, which would dominate American music for two decades. The Favorite Scott Kirby (piano)
Overture: Treemonisha Ophelia Ragtime
Orchestra, director Morten Gunnar Larsen (piano) Original Rag Morten Gunnar Larsen (piano)
The Crush Collision March Benjamin Loeb (piano) Combination March/Harmony Club Waltz William Albright (piano)
Maple Leaf Rag The composer on a piano roll Sunflower Slow Drag
New England Conservatory Ragtime Ensemble, conductor Gunther Schuller
Treemonisha (Act 1, excerpt): The Bag of Luck; The Corn Huskers; We're Goin' Around (A Ring Play)
Carmen Balthrop (soprano), Betty Allen (mezzo), Curtis Rayam and Kenneth Hicks (tenors), Willard White (Bass), Ben Harney (vocalist), Chorus and Orchestra of Houston Grand Opera, conductor Gunther Schuller Repeated at 8.45pm
RT DIRECT: Joplin's Treemonisha (2 CDs) is available for £9.99 including p&p. Address [address removed]. Cheque payable to Selections. Phone [number removed], quoting [number removed]. Joplin Piano Rags, with Alexander Peskanov (piano), is available for E5.99 including p&p.
Quote B46-AB417, or visit www.selections.com/rtdirect


Unknown: Morten Gunnar Larsen
Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Scott Joplin
Piano: Scott Kirby
Piano: Morten Gunnar Larsen
Piano: Morten Gunnar Larsen
Piano: Benjamin Loeb
Piano: William Albright
Conductor: Gunther Schuller
Soprano: Carmen Balthrop
Soprano: Betty Allen
Unknown: Curtis Rayam
Tenors: Kenneth Hicks
Tenors: Willard White
Bass: Ben Harney
Conductor: Gunther Schuller
Piano: Alexander Peskanov

: Afternoon on 3

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
Introduced by Sara Mohr-Pietsch , live from
Wigmore Hall in London. Royal Quartet
Shostakovich String Quartet No 8, Op 110 Beethoven String Quartet in F, Op 135
2.00 BBC Performing Groups
This week, as part of Radio 3's 40th anniversary season, Penny Gore introduces works that have been commissioned by Radio 3 for the BBC performing groups.
Colin Matthews Renewal (BBC commission) BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis
Shostakovich Cello Concerto No 1
Alban Gerhardt , BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Stefan Solyom
Britten The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Stefan Solyom
4.00 The Making of Music
16/30. Into the Past. In the 1920s Stravinsky, Poulenc and Prokofiev looked back to the past and neoclassicism became the vogue. Music includes Stravinsky's Pulcinella and Prokofiev's Classical symphony. Presented by Penny Gore .


Introduced By: Sara Mohr-Pietsch
Introduces: Penny Gore
Unknown: Colin Matthews
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Unknown: Alban Gerhardt
Conductor: Stefan Solyom
Conductor: Stefan Solyom
Presented By: Penny Gore

: In Tune

Presented by Sean Rafferty.
A day in the life of BBC Radios 1, 2, & 4: p33


Presented By: Sean Rafferty.

: Performance on 3

Presented by Petroc Trelawny .
Janine Jansen (violin), BBC Philharmonic, conductor Gianandrea Noseda
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D
Dallapiccola Piccola Musica Notturna
Beethoven Symphony No 6 in F (Pastoral)


Presented By: Petroc Trelawny
Violin: Janine Jansen
Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda

: Composer of the Week: Joplin

Repeated from 12 noon

: Night Waves

In October 1927, the release of the Jazz Singer, starring Al Jolson , marked the arrival of the first feature-length "talkie". But did the arrival of speech in cinema lead to the tyranny of the spoken word? Matthew Sweet and guests ask "Is dialogue overrated?" Producer Allegra Mcilroy


Unknown: Al Jolson
Unknown: Matthew Sweet
Producer: Allegra McIlroy

: Artist Focus

With Petroc Trelawny. A sequence of music with a featured artist leading the way. This evening's selection begins with Brahms's Three Intermezzi, Op 117, played by pianist Helene Grimaud. EMAIL: artistfocus@bbc.co.uk


Pianist: Helene Grimaud.

: The Essay

A Beep Heard around the World
1/4. Four personal reflections on the launch of Russian satellite Sputnik in October 1957. Five decades ago, the space race began and modernity was born in the mind of Barnsley schoolboy ian McMillan. EMAIL: theessay@bbc.co.uk Producer Tim Dee


Unknown: Ian McMillan.
Producer: Tim Dee

: Joe Boyd

Radio 3's 40th anniversary celebrations continue with the veteran producer's personal selection of the top 40 world music releases since records began.

: Through the Night

Presented by Jonathan Swain.
Bach, arr Mozart Five Fugues from Das Wohlt emperierte Klavier, K405 Mozart Adagio and Fugue in C minor, K546; String Quartet in E flat, K428; String Quintet in C, K515 Paul Neubauer (viola) Orion Quartet
2.22 Strauss Ein Heldenleben
3.08 Beethoven Piano Trio in B flat, Op 97 (Archduke)
3.49 Brahms Three Songs, Op 42 4.00 Milhaud Suite:
ScaramoucheAM Suriani Partita 4.20 Durante Concerto per Quartetto No 6 in A 4.30 Faure Fantaisie, Op 79
4.35 Grainger Colonial Song 4.43 Chopin Ballade No 3 in A flat, Op 47 4.50 Coreill Concerto Grosso in D, Op 6 No 4
5.00 Grieg Norwegian Dance, Op 35 No 15.06 Arvo Part Spiegel im Spiegel 5.14 Cesti Intorno all'ldol Mio (Orontea)
5.21 Faure Nocturne No 6 in D flat, Op 63 5.31 Lassus Pelli Meae Consumptis Carnibus 5.39 GlinkaSymphony on Two Russian Themes 5.53 Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez
6.16 Forster Dulcis AmorJesu 6.25 Schubert Violin Sonata in A, D574 6.47 Ockeqhem Salve Regina
6.53 Corelli Sonata a Quattro in G minor


Presented By: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Das Wohlt
Viola: Paul Neubauer

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