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: Rob Cowan

Music includes:
7.00-8.30: Handel Overture: Esther English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Richard Bonynge
Arensky Polonaise (Suite No 3)
USSR Academic Symphony Orchestra, conductor Yevgeni Svetianov
The 48 at 8: Bach Prelude and Fugue in D minor, BWV851 (The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1) Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
8.30-10.00: Haydn Piano Sonata In D, HXV124 Conductor Sviatoslav Richter
Wagner Prelude and Liebestod (Tristan und Isolde) Philharmonia, conductor Otto Klemperer
Liadov Kikimora Russian National Orchestra, conductor Mikhail Pletnev


Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Conductor: Arensky Polonaise
Conductor: Yevgeni Svetianov
Harpsichord: Davitt Moroney
Conductor: Sviatoslav Richter
Conductor: Otto Klemperer
Conductor: Liadov Kikimora
Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev

: Classical Collection

With Sarah Walker.
Hoist Hammersmith
Eastman Wind Ensemble, conductor Frederick Fennell
10.16 Schubert Impromptu in G flat, D899 No 3 Nikolai Demidenko (piano) 10.29 Dargomizhsky, Rossini, Glinka Arias
Mark Reizen (bass)
10.42 Shostakovich Symphony No 7 (Leningrad) New York Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Leonard Bernstein


Unknown: Sarah Walker.
Conductor: Frederick Fennell
Conductor: Schubert Impromptu
Unknown: Glinka Arias
Bass: Mark Reizen
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein

: Composer of the Week: Mozart

4/5. Mozart was an ardent freemason, as were several of his friends. Freemasonry suited his philosophical ideals, liberal outlook, and sociable nature. Donald Macleod investigates the influence of Freemasonry on Mozart's music in The Magic Flute and the cantata Die Maurerfreude. Haydn, a fellow freemason, was the inspiration for a set of six string quartets, including the Dissonance. Der Holle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen Die Zauberflote (excerpts)
Les Arts Florissants, conductor William Christie Die Maurerfreude
Werner Krenn (tenor) Edinburgh Festival Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Istvan Kertesz
String Quartet in C. K465 (Dissonance) Budapest Quartet Repeated at 8.45pm


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Conductor: William Christie
Conductor: Die Maurerfreude
Tenor: Werner Krenn
Conductor: Istvan Kertesz
Queen of the Night: Natalie Dessay (soprano)
Papageno: Anton Scharinger (bass-Baritone)
Papagena: Linda Kitchen (soprano)
Monostatos: Steven Cole (tenor)
Sarastro: Reinhard Hagen (bass)
Three Ladies: Anna-Maria Panzarella (soprano)
Three Ladies: Doris Lamprecht (mezzo)
Three Ladies: Delphine Haiden (mezzo)

: Afternoon on 3

Introduced by Louise Fryer.
Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert Belcea Quartet and Friends
A recital given by the Beicea Quartet and cellist Natalie Clein at Perth Concert Hall. Schubert Quintet in C, D956
2.00 The Ancients
A complete performance of Handel's Theodora, his oratorio on the tale of the Christian martyr. Handel Theodora
Orchestre et Choeur du Concert d'Astree, conductor Emmanuelle HaTm


Introduced By: Louise Fryer.
Unknown: Natalie Clein
Theodora: Geraldine McGreevy (soprano)
Irene Anne: Sofie Von Otter (mezzo)
Didymus: Stephen Wallace (countertenor)
Septimius: Paul Agnew (tenor)
Valens: Matthew Rose (bass)

: In Tune

Petroc Trelawny presents a selection of music, with studio guests and a round-up of news from the arts world.

: Performance on 3

British Composer Awards
Ian Skelly presents highlights and news from the fifth annual Awards by the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters, in association with Radio 3, which took place last night at
Glaziers Hall in London. More than 300 newly created and publicly performed works are up for awards in 13 categories including vocal, orchestra, stage works and the prestigious BBC Radio 3 Listeners' Award.


Unknown: Ian Skelly

: Composer of the Week: Mozart

Donald Macleod investigates the influence of Freemasonry on Mozart's music.
Die Zauberflote (excerpts) Soloists, Les Arts Florissants, conductor William Christie Die Maurerfreude Werner Krenn (tenor) Edinburgh Festival Chorus, LSO, conductor Istvan Kertesz
String Quartet in C, K465 (Dissonance) Budapest Quartet Repeated from 12 noon


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Conductor: William Christie
Conductor: Istvan Kertesz

: Night Waves

Rana Mitter and critics assesses The Golden
Compass, the new Hollywood adaptation of Philip Pullman 's bestselling book for young readers, His Dark Materials. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Rana Mitter
Unknown: Philip Pullman
Producer: Fiona McLean

: British Composer Awards

A concert given at the British Composer Awards yesterday by the BBC Singers, conducted by David Hill , and the current BBC Radio 3 Choir of the year, Chantage, conducted by James Davey. The programme includes three newly commissioned pieces by John Tavener , Gabriel Jackson and Richard Allain.


Conducted By: David Hill
Conducted By: James Davey.
Unknown: John Tavener
Unknown: Gabriel Jackson
Unknown: Richard Allain.

: The Essay

No Particular Place to Go
4/4. This week four travel writers examine four great works of British travel literature: the books the changed the way we saw the world and the art of writing about it. Today Joanna Kavenna discusses the significance of Louis MacNeice and WH Auden's Letters from Iceland (1937), a beguiling and ground-breaking mixture of travelogue, poetry and prose.


Unknown: Joanna Kavenna

: Late Junction

Including tracks by the Penguin Cafe Orchestra and Danish group Efterklang, traditional music from Finland, and a 1933 recording of accordionist Vetese Guerino. Presented by Verity Sharp.


Accordionist: Vetese Guerino.
Presented By: Verity Sharp.

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain.
Beethoven Overture: Leonora No 3
1.14 Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor
1.45 Brahms Symphony No 4 in E minor Danish National RSO, conductor Thomas Dausgaard
2.27 Telemann Suite in C for harpsichord solo (Essercizii Musici) 2.46 Prokofiev Alexander Nevsky, Op 78
3.22 Janacek On an Overgrown Path
3.49 Andriessen Cello Concertino 4.00 Duparc Elegie: Extase 4.07 Hartmann Deux Pieces Caractéristiques, Op 25 4.21 Manf redini Symphony No 10 in E minor
4.30 Handel Music for the Royal Fireworks
4.53 Schiitz 0 Primavera, Gioventu de lAnno
5.00 Glinka Valse-Fantasie in B minor 5.08 Mozart
Meistermusik, K477 5.13 Beethoven Seven Variations on Bei Mannern, welche Liebe fuhlen, WoO 46
5.23 Telemann Trio No 1 for recorder, oboe and basso continuo (Essercizii Musici) 5.35 Pachelbel Aria Quarta in G minor 5.42 Tunder In dich hab ich gehoffet, Herr (Koraalfantasie) 5.48 Hacomplaynt Salve Regina
6.00 Maldere Sinfonia in D, Op 5 No 16.17 Wagner Brunnhilde's Immolation Scene (Gdtterdammerung)
6.37 Haydn Piano Concerto in D, H XVII1 11
6.54 Moniuszko Overture: Verbum Nobile


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard

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