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: Breakfast

With Rob Cowan. Music includes:
7.00-8.30: Purcell Symphony (Hail Bright Cecilia) Haydn Piano Sonata in D, H XV124 Krejci Nonet-Divertimento
8.30-10.00: Weber Overture: Ruler of the Spirits Beethoven Quintet in E flat for oboe, three horns and bassoon
Respighi Pines of Rome


Unknown: Rob Cowan.

: Classical Collection

With James Jolly.
Beethoven Piano Sonata in F, Op 10 No 2 Paul Lewis
10.15 Ricardo GallardoChavosu/te Kronos Quartet
10.22 Jake Heggie Dead Man Walking: Act 2 (excerpt)
San Francisco Opera Orchestra/Patrick Summers
10.31 Strauss Tod und Verklarung
San Francisco SO, conductor Pierre Monteux
10.57 Purcell Was Glad
William Hawley Labbra Vermiglie e Belle (Tre Rime di Tasso)
Trad, arr Jennings Keep Your Hand on the Plow Philip Wilder (alto), Chanticleer directors
Skip Sempe and Joseph Jennings , Olivier Fortin (organ),
11.10 Schubert String Quintet in C, D956
Isaac Stern and Alexander Schneider (violins), Milton Katims (viola), Pablo Casals and Paul Tortelier (cellos)


Unknown: James Jolly.
Unknown: Paul Lewis
Unknown: Jake Heggie
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Unknown: William Hawley
Unknown: Philip Wilder
Directors: Skip Sempe
Directors: Joseph Jennings
Unknown: Olivier Fortin
Unknown: Isaac Stern
Violins: Alexander Schneider
Violins: Milton Katims
Viola: Pablo Casals
Viola: Paul Tortelier
Joseph De Rocher: John Packard (baritone)
Prison Guard: David Okerlund (baritone)
Inmates: San Francisco Opera Chorus

: Composer of the Week: Gluck

4/5. With Donald Macleod.
Air Gai (Iphigenie en Aulide, Act 2)
Lyon Opera Orchestra, conductor John Eliot Gardiner Orfeo ed Euridice: Act 2, Scenes 1-4
Iphigenie en Aulide: Act 3
Monteverdi Choir. Lyon Opera Orchestra, conductor John Eliot Gardiner


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Orfeo: Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo)
Euridice: Barbara Hendricks (soprano)
Iphigenie: Lynne Dawson (soprano)
Areas: Rene Schirrer (baritone)
Achille: John Aler (tenor)
Clytemnestre: Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo)
Calchas: Gilles Cachemaille (bass-Baritone)
Diane: Guillemette Laurens (mezzo)
Agamemnon: Jose van Dam (bass-Baritone)

: Afternoon on 3

With Jonathan Swain.
Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
From the West Cork Chamber Music Festival. Martin Trio on Popular Irish Melodies
Sol Gabetta (cello), Patricia Kopatchinskaja (violin), Mihaela Ursuleasa (piano)
Goiijov Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind Reto Bieri (clarinet), Badke Quartet
2.00 BBC Proms 2008
Another chance to hear Sunday night's Prom.
Denes Varjon (piano), Adam Walker (flute), Julian Bliss (clarinet), Sonia Wieder-Atherton (cello),
Colin Currie (xylophone), Adrian Spillett (marimba), Richard Benjafield (vibraphone), Philharmonia Voices, BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC National
Chorus and Orchestra of Wales/Thierry Fischer
Messiaen La Transfiguration de Notre Seigneur Jesus-Christ
3.45 Chamber Music
Dowland Selection of Lute Songs
Emma Kirkby (soprano), Jakob Lindberg (lute) Schubert Piano Trio in B flat Vienna Piano Trio


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Cello: Patricia Kopatchinskaja
Violin: Mihaela Ursuleasa
Piano: Goiijov Dreams
Clarinet: Reto Bieri
Piano: Adam Walker
Flute: Julian Bliss
Clarinet: Sonia Wieder-Atherton
Cello: Colin Currie
Unknown: Adrian Spillett
Unknown: Richard Benjafield
Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Soprano: Jakob Lindberg

: In Tune

With Petroc Trelawny.

: BBC Proms 2008

Monteverdi's The Coronation of Poppaea is a timeless tale of love, betrayal and murderous ambition in a semi-staged version of the new
Glyndebourne Festival Opera production. Presented live from the Royal Albert Hall by Suzy Klein.
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, conductor Emmanuelle HaTm
Monteverdi The Coronation of Poppaea (semi-staged: sung in Italian) Act 1
8.20 Twenty Minutes: Bernardo Buontalenti : the Florentine Potter Lars Tharp investigates the first European porcelain made for the Medici.
8.40 Monteverdi The Coronation of Poppaea Act


Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Unknown: Suzy Klein.
Unknown: Bernardo Buontalenti
Fortune: Sonya Yoncheva (soprano)
Virtue: Simona Mihai (soprano)
Cupid: Amy Freston (soprano)
Otho: Lestyn Davies (countertenor)
Nero: Alice Coote (mezzo)
Poppaea: Danielle de Niese (soprano)
Amalta: Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke (tenor)
Octavia: Tamara Mumford (mezzo)
Drusilla: Marie Arnet (soprano)
Seneca: Paolo Battaglia (bass)
Mercury/Consul: Trevor Scheunemann (bass)
Lictor/Consul: Patrick Schramm (bass)
Nurse/Friend: Dominique Visse (countertenor)
Lady in Waiting: Claire Ormshaw (soprano)
Page: Lucia Cirillo (mezzo)
Lucan/First Soldier/Tribune: Andrew Tortise (tenor)
Liberto/Second Soldier/Tribune: Peter Gijsbertsen (tenor)

: Proms Artist Focus

Vocal ensemble I Fagiolini perform Italian music, including works by Gabrieli and Monteverdi.

: The Essay

Elgar and Englishness
4/4. Professor Nalini Ghuman considers the "Englishness" evident in Elgar's music. (R)


Speaker: Professor Nalini Ghuman

: Late Junction

Max Reinhardt introduces
Karlheinz Stockhausen 's seminal work for voice and electronics, Gesang derJunglinge.


Introduces: Max Reinhardt
Unknown: Karlheinz Stockhausen

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain.
Mahler Symphony No 8 2.20 Mozart Piano Sonata in A minor, K310 2.38 Machaut La Messe de Nostre Dame
3.09 Berlioz Harold en Italie 3.54 D Scarlatti Sonata in G, Kk104 4.00 Anon Middle Ages Suite 4.10 Buxtehude Prelude and Fugue in G minor 4.18 lbert Trio
4.34 Hindemith Trauermusik 4.42 Weber Andante and Rondo Ungarese in C minor, Op 35
4.53 Debussy Trois Chansons de Charles d'Orleans
5.00 Henry Lawes Suite a 4 in G minor 5.06 Chopin
Rondo in C, Op 7 5.15 Canis Tota Pulchra Es 5.21 Verdi Per me giunto (Don Carlos) 5.31 Chabrier Espana 5.38 Bach Prelude and Fugue in B flat minor, BWV867 (Well-Tempered Klavier) 5.46 Ventadorn A! Tantas bonas chansos; S'ieu fos en cort; Dona, la ienser; Kalenda maya 5.53 Nielsen Little suite in A minor. Op 16.11 Sibelius 13 Pieces for piano, Op 76 6.31 Andriessen Sonnet No 43 (When Most
Wink) 6.39 Grieg String Quartet No 2 in F (unfinished)


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.

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