7.00-8.00: Mozart Overture: La Clemenza di Tito Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, conductor Colin Davis
Grieq Six Norwegian Mountain Melodies Einar Steen-Nokleberg (piano)
8.00-9.00: Berlioz Nuit d'lvresse (Les Troyens)
Angela Gheorghiu (soprano), Roberto Alagna (tenor), Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, conductor Richard Armstrong
Geminiani Concerto Grosso in E minor, Op 3 No 3 La Petite Bande, director Sigiswald Kuijken
9.00-10.00: Rossini, arr Sedlak
Overture: L'inganno Felice Consortium Classicum Elgar :Psa/m 29: Give unto the Lord, Op 74 Choir of St John's College, Cambridge, conductor Christopher Robinson
As the traditional month of carnival begins, lain dons full masquerade for a wild musical parade featuring Schumann's Faschingswank aus Wien and Berlioz's Le Carnaval Romain. EMAIL: email@example.com
Guardian political cartoonist Martin Rowson joins Michael Berkeley to explain how a convinced atheist can find Bach's St Matthew Passion deeply moving. He also reveals why he thinks Bob Dylan is overrated as a poet, and why everyone should learn a song from The Sound of Music.
Versailles and Paris Month: The Palace of Versailles
Lucie Skeaping and Catherine Bott visit the Palace of Versailles to learn about its transformation from a humble hunting lodge into one of the most impressive royal residences in Europe. They're joined by Versailles historian Pierre Arizzoli-Clementel and Professor Tony Spawforth , who act as their guides to the chateau, which employed some of the most important musicians of the Baroque period. Producer Les Pratt
Chi-chi Nwanoku presents more listeners' reguests, which include a portrait of a Hungarian queen by Reynaldo Hahn , Yvonne Minton singing songs from Wagner's Wesendonk Lieder , and Toscanini's searing account of Respighi's Pines of Rome. ADDRESS: Radio 3 Requests, BBC Wales, CF5 2YO
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Live from Chester Cathedral. Introit:
When to the Temple Mary Went (Eccard).
Responses: Piccolo. Office Hymn: See How the Age-Long Promise (Iste Confessor). Psalms: 122,132 (Fisher. Howells). First Reading: Malachi 3, vv1-5. Canticles: Westminster Service (Howells).
Second Reading: Luke 2, vv22-40. Anthem: Ecce Beatam Lucem (Jonathan Dove ). Hymn: Hail to the Lord Who Comes (Old 120th). Organ
Voluntary: Ave Maris Stella (Dupre). Director of music Philip Rushforth. Organist Ian Roberts.
Charles Haziewood and the BBC Concert Orchestra explor the Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia from Britten's opera Peter Grimes.
Aled Jones investigates the short-lived
16th-century genre of madrigal comedy.
By Colin Teevan. Will civil servant Simon deliver the report the evidence appears to support, or the report the Minister appears to want the evidence to support? Inspired by a visit to South America last year, Teevan's play explores the political landscape of a country undergoing an oil-fuelled revolution.
Music by Nikola Kodjabashia Producer/Director Toby Swift
1/3. Colombia: an End to Solitude? Four decades ago, the novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez wrote of the One Hundred Years of Solitude afflicting a country like Colombia. Now a new generation of Colombian writers are trying to find a way out of that solitude to describe the complex, violent but exuberant reality they inhabit. Novelist Juan Gabriel Vasquez visits the Colombian capital
Bogata to share the aspects of 21st-century urban life in South America that have inspired his work. See also Composer of the Week, Mon-Fri 12 noon, and Afternoon on 3, Mon-Fri 1pm Producers Nick Caistor and Neil McCarthy
Actor Simon Russell Beale introduces a sequence of words and music on the theme of happiness.
Emma Fielding and John Rogan read poems and texts by Wordsworth, Adcock, Shakespeare, AA Milne and Sassoon. Music includes Byrd's Haec Dies, Blossom Dearie singing I'm in Love, Prokofiev's
Classical symphony, John Adams 's China Gates and Wagner's Siegfried Idyll. EMAIL: wordsandmusic®bbc.co.uk For details of the music and verse heard in this programme, visitwww.bbc.co.uk/radio3/wordsandmusic
Catherine Bott talks to harpsichordist Maggie Cole about harpsichordists Wanda Landowska and Violet Gordon Woodhouse. With music by Scarlatti, Rameau and Mozart.
With Jonathan Shea. Highlights include 2.05 Ravel Miroirs 4.07 Vivaldi Recorder Concerto in C minor,
RV441 5.00 Berlioz La Damnation de Faust, Op 24 (excerpts) For full details visit www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/throughthenight