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: Breakfast

With Rob Cowan. Music includes:
7.00-8.30: Gluck Dance of the Blessed Spirits (Orfeo ed Euridice)
Rimsky-Korsakov Piano Concerto in C sharp minor Rameau Les Fleurs (Les Indes Galantes)
8.30-10.00: Canteloube Deux Bourrees (Chants d'Auvergne)
Schubert Symphony No 3 in D
Messiaen Louange a I'Eternite de Jesus (Quatuor pour la Fin du Temps)


Unknown: Rob Cowan.
Unknown: Gluck Dance
Unknown: Rameau Les Fleurs
Unknown: Canteloube Deux Bourrees
Unknown: Messiaen Louange

: Classical Collection

With Sarah Walker.
Sibelius En Saga Lahti SO/Osmo Vanska
10.19 Purcell King Arthur (Act 5, excerpt)
Choir of the English Concert, English Concert, conductor Trevor Pinnock
10.35 Judith Weir Distance and Enchantment
Schubert Ensemble
10.44 Stanford The Revenge: A Ballad of the Fleet, Op 24 BBC National Chorus and Orchestra of Wales, conductor Richard Hickox
11.10 Bach, transcr Messerer Chaconne (Partita, BWV1004) Olivier Latry (organ)
11.27 Barber Ballet Suite: Medea Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conductor Marin Alsop


Unknown: Sarah Walker.
Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
Conductor: Judith Weir
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Conductor: Marin Alsop
Honour: Julia Gooding (soprano)
He: Gerald Finley (baritone)
Venus: Nancy Argenta (soprano)
She: Linda Perillo (soprano)

: Composer of the Week: Ives

3/5. Ives's patriotism verged on the jingoistic, but his music tells a more nuanced story, as in the deeply moving evocation of a moment of spontaneous popular grief at the news of the sinking of the liner Lusitania. With Donald Macleod. Tom Sails Away
Gerald Finley (baritone), Julius Drake (piano)
From Hanover Square North, at the End of a Tragic Day, the Voice of the People Again Arose
CCM Chamber Choir, Cincinnati Philharmonia, conductor Gerhard Samuel
A Symphony: New England Holidays Fred Spector (Jew's harp), Chicago Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Baritone: Gerald Finley
Baritone: Julius Drake
Conductor: Gerhard Samuel
Unknown: Fred Spector
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert Cheltenham Festival

A concert from this year's Cheltenham Festival. Danjulo Ishizaka (cello), Shai Wosner (piano). Bach Cello Suite No 2 in D minor, BWV1008
Schubert Sonata in A minor, D821 (Arpeggione) Janacek In the Mists
Grieg Cello Sonata in A minor, Op 36


Cello: Danjulo Ishizaka
Cello: Shai Wosner

: Afternoon on 3

With Penny Gore.
BBC Proms 2008
Another chance to hear Monday's Prom concert. Presented by Tom Service .
Olivier Latry (organ), French Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Myung-Whun Chung
Messiaen L'Ascension for solo organ; Et Exspecto Resurrectionem Mortuorum
Saint-Saens Symphony No 3 in C minor (Organ)
4.10 Chamber Music
Wolf Morike-Lieder (excerpts)
Christianne Stotijn (mezzo), Joseph Breinl (piano) Haydn String Quartet in E flat, Op 20 No I Endellion Quartet (Revised repeat)


Presented By: Tom Service
Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
Unknown: Christianne Stotijn
Piano: Joseph Breinl

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty introduces a selection of music, with guests and news from the arts world.


Introduces: Sean Rafferty

: BBC Proms 2008

The Proms recreates a programme first heard at the Royal Albert Hall in 1958, with works by two great German composers who managed to retain Classical poise in the face of burgeoning Romanticism. Presented live from the Royal Albert Hall , London, by Martin Handley. Lars Vogt (piano), BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jiri Belohlavek
Mendelssohn Overture: Ruy Bias; Symphony No 4 in A (Italian)
7.40 TWenty Minutes: Twists and Turns: the Shape of Tune Artist Jonathon Brown offers his thoughts on the shape of melody over the centuries, from the middle ages to Brahms, Mahler and beyond.
8.00 Brahms Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat
8.50 TWenty Minutes: The Bell
An extract from Iris Murdoch 's famous novel of 1958 ties in with the Prom re-creation of a concert programme of that year. Dora and Toby hatch a bizarre plan to replace the newly arrived bell.
9.10 Brahms Symphony No 2 in D Repeated on Friday at 2.15pm


Unknown: Albert Hall
Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Unknown: Martin Handley.
Piano: Lars Vogt
Conductor: Jiri Belohlavek
Artist: Jonathon Brown
Unknown: Iris Murdoch

: Proms Literary Festival

Matthew Sweet profiles the cultural events of 1958 with historian Dominic Sandbrook and two of the most prominent writers at that time - Alan Sillitoe and Anthony Thwaite. Producer Zahid Warley


Unknown: Dominic Sandbrook
Unknown: Alan Sillitoe
Unknown: Anthony Thwaite.
Producer: Zahid Warley

: The Essay

When Writers Play
2/3. Continuing a series in which writers muse on their musical talents, poet Ruth Padel recalls her role as a viola player, which won out over piano playing and singing.


Unknown: Ruth Padel

: Late Junction

Featuring Mississippi string band Floyd Ming 's Pep Steppers, music for organ by JJ Froberger , and a pair of piano improvisations by Thelonious Monk and Brad Mehldau. Presented by Max Reinhardt.


Unknown: Floyd Ming
Unknown: Jj Froberger
Unknown: Brad Mehldau.
Presented By: Max Reinhardt.

: Through the Night

With John Shea.
Rossini Messa di Gloria
2.06 Schumann Fantasy in C, Op 17
2.36 Penderecki Concerto Grosso for three cellos and orchestra 3.11 Telemann Alles redetjetzt und singet
3.40 Szymanowski Preludes for piano, Op 1400 Dessane Haec Dies 4.07 Puccini Crisantemi 4.13 Bach Suite in A minor, BWV818a 4.27 Bersa Capriccio-Scherzo, Op 25c
4.36 Brahms Six Quartets, Op 112 4.48 Plattl Oboe
Concerto in G minor 5.00 Eisner Rondo a la mazurka in C
5.03 Glanville-Hicks Three Gymnopedies 5.13 Smetana Sonata Movement in E minor 5.24 Anon Gorzkie zale - Planctus de Passione 5.31 Vaughan Williams Romance
5.38 Vivaldi Recorder Concerto in C, RV444
5.48 Bach Seven Chorale-Preludes 6.06 Gal Serenade, Op 46 6.21 Strauss Piano Sonata in B minor, Op 5
6.46 Hidas Harpsichord Concerto


Unknown: John Shea.

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