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: Martin Handley

Music includes:
7.00-8.00: Wagner Ride of the Valkyries
(Die Walkure) Berlin PO, conductor Klaus Tennstedt Dufay Sanctus (Mass of St Anthony of Padua) Binchois Consort , conductor Andrew Kirkman
8.00-9.00: D Scarlatti Sonata in E, KM62 Pierre HantaT (harpsichord)
Handel As When the Dove (Acis and Galatea) Joan Sutherland (soprano),
Philomusica of London, conductor Adrian Boult
9.00-10.00: Debussy La Cathédrale Engloutie (Preludes, Book 1) Jean-Eff lam Bavouzet (piano) Boccherini Symphony in D minor, Op 12 No 4 (The House of the Devil)
II Giardino Armonico , conductor Giovanni Antonini


Unknown: Wagner Ride
Conductor: Klaus Tennstedt
Conductor: Binchois Consort
Conductor: Andrew Kirkman
Soprano: Joan Sutherland
Conductor: Adrian Boult
Conductor: Giardino Armonico
Conductor: Giovanni Antonini

: lain Burnside

lain Burnside admires a range of musical portraits with painter Tom Philips , whose choices include Messiaen's Vingt Regards sur L'Enfant Jésus and Mozart's Die Zauberflote. EMAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Tom Philips

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley is joined by actress
Maureen Lipman. Her musical choices include concertos by Bruch and Beethoven, arias by Bernstein and Rossini, and Glenn Gould playing Bach.


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Maureen Lipman.
Unknown: Glenn Gould

: The Early Music Show

Versailles and Paris Month: Notre Dame and the Sorbonne
Lucie Skeaping visits Notre Dame, where she meets Benjamin Bagby and Katarina Livljanic , both performers and directors of medieval music ensembles, and lecturers at the Sorbonne. They discuss composers of the medieval period and how the Sorbonne evolved. Music includes works by Leonin and Perotin, and examples of the earliest motets and conductus form. Producer Rebecca Bean


Unknown: Benjamin Bagby
Unknown: Katarina Livljanic
Producer: Rebecca Bean

: Radio 3 Requests

With Chi-chi Nwanoku. In today's programme The Canterbury Pilgrims by George Dyson , Tartini's Devil's Trill violin sonata, and a request for some Wagner from composer Gavin Bryars.
ADDRESS: Radio 3 Requests, BBC Wales, CF5 2YO
Phone: [number removed] (calls from a landline cost no more than 8p per min) EMAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: George Dyson
Unknown: Gavin Bryars.

: Choral Evensong

Live from Wakefield Cathedral. Introit: Steal Away (Tippett). Responses: Shephard.
Nobody Knows (Tippett). Psalm: 119, vv1-32
(Attwood, Coward, Bairstow, Marchant). First Reading: Joshua 1, vv1-9. Canticles: Howells in B minor. Second Reading: Ephesians 6, vv10-20. Go Down, Moses (Tippett). By and By (Tippett). Final Hymn: Praise to the Holiest in the Height (Chorus Angelorum). Deep River (Tippett).
Organ Voluntary: Apparition de I'Eglise Eternelle (Messiaen). Assistant director of music
Thomas Moore. Organist Jonathan Bielby.


Organist: Thomas Moore.
Organist: Jonathan Bielby.

: Discovering Music

Ravel's Gaspard de la Nuit
Stephen Johnson and Radio 3 New Generation Artist Cedric Tiberghien consider some of the ingredients that define the piano music of Ravel, particularly Gaspard de la Nuit.


Unknown: Stephen Johnson
Artist: Cedric Tiberghien

: The Choir

Aled Jones presents choral settings of words by American poet Wait Whitman , including music by Vaughan Williams , Hoist, Delius and Charles ives.


Unknown: Aled Jones
Unknown: Wait Whitman
Music By: Vaughan Williams

: Drama on 3: Girlfriend in a Coma

The first radio dramatisation of a modern classic by Douglas Coupland , dramatised by Dan Rebellato. In December 1979, Karen Ann
McNeill goes into a coma after a teenage party and remains unconscious until 1997. When she wakes up, the voices in her head keep telling her the world is about to end, but Karen doesn't believe them.
Original music by Alice Trueman ; Producer Polly Thomas Radio choices: pages 134-135


Unknown: Douglas Coupland
Dramatised By: Dan Rebellato.
Unknown: Karen Ann
Music By: Alice Trueman
Producer: Polly Thomas
Jared: Florian Hutter
Karen: Rayisa Kondracki
Wendy: Maggie Blake
Richard: Jason Ourran
Hamilton: Simon Lee Phillips
Pamela: Heather Dann
Doctor: Peter Marinker
Megan: Julia Summer
Gloria: Buffy Davies

: Sunday Feature: Retreat to Bug River

In the summer of 1920 the Red Army marched on Warsaw, hoping to export the Bolshevik revolution to Poland, Germany and beyond. Historian Rana Mitter travels to Poland to look back at the dramatic events of the Battle for Warsaw and the Polish-Soviet war of 1919-20, a conflict that convulsed a vast area of Eastern Europe. Timothy Garton Ash, historian Norman Davies and veterans of the war and their relatives are among those bringing to life the day-by-day events of August 1920.


Presenter: Rana Mitter
Interviewee: Timothy Garton Ash
Interviewee: Norman Davies
Producer: Julia Johnson

: Words and Music

The Beast Within
Actress Fiona Shaw introduces a selection of poetry and prose on the theme of animals, including work by Ted Hughes , William Golding and Lewis Carroll , plus appropriate music by Sibelius, Tavener and Poulenc. EMAIL: [address removed]
For details of the music and verse heard in this programme, visitwww.bbc.co.uk/radio3/wordsandmusic


Introduces: Fiona Shaw
Unknown: Ted Hughes
Unknown: William Golding
Unknown: Lewis Carroll

: The Early Music Show

Versailles and Paris Month: The Concert Spirituel Herve Niquet , current director of Le Concert Spirituel, and Jean-Paul Montagnier from Nancy University talk to Catherine Bott in the Tuileries garden, site of the former Tuileries Palace where Le Concert Spirituel played in the Salle des Cent Suisses. <R)


Unknown: Spirituel Herve Niquet
Unknown: Jean-Paul Montagnier
Unknown: Catherine Bott

: Through the Night

Presented by Susan Sharpe. Highlights include 1.00 Delius To Be Sung of a Summer Night on the Water Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conductor Paul Hillier
1.40 Shostakovich Symphony No 11 Slovak RSO/Ladislav Slovak 2.46 Bach The Art of Fugue, BWV1080 Amsterdam Bach Soloists 4.26 Ligeti Six Bagatelles for wind quintet
5.22 Chopin Scherzo No 4 in E, Op 54 Simon Trpceski (piano) 6.24 Ravel Valses Nobles et Sentimentales For full details visit www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/throughthenight


Presented By: Susan Sharpe.
Conductor: Paul Hillier
Piano: Simon Trpceski

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