7.00-8.00: Hoist Nunc Dimittis
Gabrieli Consort , director Paul McCreesh
Grieg, arr Gordon Langford Norwegian Dances, Op35Nos 1-2 Michala Petri (recorder), English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Okku Kamu
8.00-9.00: Schubert Rondo in A, D951
Ricardo Castro and Maria Joao Pires (piano duet) Prokoflev Symphony No 1 (Classical) Orpheus CO
9.00-10.00: Boccherlnl Quintet in C, G453 (La
Ritirata di Madrid) Pepe Romero (guitar), Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble Vivaldi Concerto in D, RV95 (La Pastorella) La Serenissima, director Adrian Chandler
Today, with 14 February looming, Iain and his guest John Hegley attempt to summon the spirit of St Valentine with a programme of unashamedly lovelorn music, including Wagner's Siegfried Idyll, and Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor. EMAIL: [address removed]
Michael Berkeley talks to writer and performer Sandi Toksvig , currently chairing Radio 4's The
News Quiz. Her first love remains musical theatre, but she Is now avidly exploring other areas of classical music, ranging from operas by Mozart, Bizet and Puccini to Haydn's Creation.
Versailles and Parts Month: A Musical Day In the Lift of Louis XIV
Lucie Skeaping recreates a possible day in the life of King Louis XIV. Upon waking in his sumptuous bedchamber, the king follows a busy schedule before entertaining guests at supper and retiring late in the evening. At every part of the day, musicians were on hand to entertain him, to soothe him or to trumpet his arrival. Olivier Baumont - the harpsichordist and expert on French Baroque music - guides Skeaping through the palace of Versailles to illustrate some of the music the king may have heard. Producer Les Pratt
Chi-chi Nwanoku presents more listeners' requests. ADDRESS: Radio 3 Requests, BBC Wales, CF5 2YO
Phone: [number removed] (calls from a landllne cost no more than 8p per min) EMAIL: [address removed]
A 1982 archive broadcast from the Chapel of St John's College, Cambridge. Responses: Smith. Psalm 18 (Gauntlett, Massey). First Lesson: Genesis 46, w29-end; 47, vvl-12. Canticles: Second Service (Byrd). Second Lesson: Philippians 3. Anthem:
0 Lord in Thy Wrath (Gibbons). Hymn: When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (Rockingham), Organ
Voluntary: Prelude in C minor, BWV546(Bach). Director of music George Guest. Organ student Andrew Lumsden.
Sheherazade Catherine Bott is joined by the BBC National
Orchestra of Wales and conductor Luke Dollman for an exploration of Rimsky-Korsakov's Sheherazade, a work Inspired by Tales of the Arabian Nights.
Polyphony is one of the UK's most admired professional choirs. Aled Jones discovers their story from conductor Stephen Layton , who founded the group more than 20 years ago, and still leads them today.
By Sebastian Baczkiewicz. Socrates has been found guilty of blasphemy and corrupting the youth of the city. On the eve of his execution his chief accuser, Meletus, is murdered. Josias, newly returned to Athens, is given the task of investigating the murder.
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2/3. Argentina: Dancing to the Music of the Mind. Buenos Aires has more psychoanalysts per head of population than any city outside New York. Why does every tax! driver argue the merits of Lacan versus Freud? Argentine film director and writer Edgardo Cozarinsky talks to artists, dancers, novelists and other Argentine citizens to find out why psychotherapy is such a pervasive influence - even in the tango bars. Producer Sara Jane Hall
Birdsong. Claire Skinner and Hugh Bonneville read a selection of verse and prose celebrating birdsong, complemented by music ranging from Saint-Saëns's Cuckoo to Sibelius's Swan of Tuonela. EMAIL: [address removed]
For details of the music and verse heard In this programme, visit www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/wordsandmusic
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.
Introduced by Jonathan Swain. Highlights Include
1.00 A concert of choral music performed by the Swedish Radio Chorus conducted by Matina Batic , with pianist Michael Engstrom 2.01 Mahler Symphony No 6 French National Orchestra, conductor Bernard Haitink
3.32 Debusty, orch Koechlln Khamma 4.03 Handel Mi Palplta II Cor, HWV132c 5.40 Reiplghl II Tramonto
6.39 Strauss Horn Concerto No 2 In E flat
For full details visit www.bbc.co.uk/radlo3/throughthenlght