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: Breakfast

With Martin Handley. Music includes:
7.00-8.30: J Strauss (son) Waltz: Morning Papers Marais Girl Dreaming
Kodaly Dances of Galanta
8.30-10.00: Vivaldi Alma Oppressa (La Fida Ninfa) Rachmaninov Valse (Suite No 2) Cherubini Overture: Anacreon


Unknown: Martin Handley.
Unknown: Vivaldi Alma Oppressa

: Mary King

Mary King surveys the world of left-handed musicians, composers and performers, and comes up with a strong batting order that includes CPE Bach, Mozart, Scriabin, Ravel, at least one of the Beatles, and lain Burnside. EMAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Mary King

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley talks to Indian-born author Kiran Desai. Her musical choices include Bach played by Glenn Gould and Pablo Casals , three contrasting pieces of Indian music, and the sound of Cape Verdean folk singer Cesaria Evora.


Talks: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Kiran Desai.
Played By: Glenn Gould
Played By: Pablo Casals
Singer: Cesaria Evora.

: The Early Music Show

Blighted by poverty, a victim of highway robbery, set upon by pirates and involved in a scandal that led to a self-imposed exile from his homeland, Dr John Bull had more than his fair share of difficulties. Lucie Skeaping looks at the troubled life of the British composer and his music. Producer Sam Phillips


Unknown: Dr John Bull
Producer: Sam Phillips

: Radio 3 Requests

Chi-chi Nwanoku presents listeners' favourites. ADDRESS: Radio 3 Requests, BBC Wales, CF5 2YO
Phone: [number removed]. email: [address removed]

: Choral Evensong

From the Three Choirs Festival at Worcester
Cathedral. Responses: Richard Shephard. Psalm: 94 (Cooke, Cook). First Lesson: Proverbs 10. vvH2. Magnificat (Giles Swayne ). Second Lesson:
Mark 6, vvl-13. Nunc Dimittis (Hoist). Anthem:
The Wilderness (SS Wesley). Hymn: 0 Love Divine, How Sweet Thou Art (Cornwall). Organ Voluntary: Toccata (Francis Pott ). Master of the choristers
Adrian Lucas. Assistant organist Christopher Allsop.


Unknown: Richard Shephard.
Unknown: Giles Swayne
Unknown: Francis Pott
Unknown: Adrian Lucas.
Organist: Christopher Allsop.

: BBC Proms 2008

James O'Donnell puts the organ of the Royal Albert Hall through its paces in one of the landmarks of 20th-century repertoire for the instrument - Messiaen's Messe de la Pentecôte, which draws musical inspiration from birdsong and concludes with a shattering depiction of Pentecostal tongues of fire engulfing the Apostles. Plus sacred French music for the same Church feast. Introduced live from the Royal Albert Hall by Suzy Klein. James O'Donnell (organ), BBC Singers, conductor Andrew Carwood
Messiaen Messe de la Pentecôte
Manchicourt Missa Veni Sancte Spiritus


Unknown: James O'Donnell
Unknown: Albert Hall
Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Unknown: Suzy Klein.
Unknown: James O'Donnell

: Discovering Music

Baritone Hakan Vramsmo and pianist
Julius Drake join Stephen Johnson to explore Schubert's posthumous song-cycle Schwanengesang- settings of poems by Ludwig Rellstab and Heinrich Heine.


Baritone: Hakan Vramsmo
Pianist: Julius Drake
Unknown: Stephen Johnson
Unknown: Ludwig Rellstab
Unknown: Heinrich Heine.

: New Generation Artists

Eduard Kunz performs movements from
Tchaikovsky's The Seasons, Martin Helmchen performs Unity by Stuart MacRae , and the Aronowitz Ensemble perform Nicholas Maw 's String Sextet. Presented by Verity Sharp.


Unknown: Eduard Kunz
Unknown: Martin HelmcHen
Unknown: Stuart MacRae
Unknown: Nicholas Maw
Presented By: Verity Sharp.

: BBC Proms 2008

Tonight's concert features two world premieres Michael Berkeley 's Slow Dawn on the Rising of the Sun, and Stuart MacRae 's
Gaudete. Presented live from the Royal Albert Hall in London by Rob Cowan.
Susanna Andersson (soprano), BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Edward Gardner Sibelius Night Ride and Sunrise
Michael Berkeley Slow Dawn (new version, first performance)
Stuart MacRae Gaudete (BBC commission, first performance)
8.30 Twenty Minutes: A Tale Told by Moonlight Leonard Woolf 's short story on desire, love and colonial life, read by Alex Jennings.
8.50 Elgar Variations on an Original Theme (Enigma)


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Stuart MacRae
Unknown: Albert Hall
Unknown: Rob Cowan.
Soprano: Susanna Andersson
Conductor: Edward Gardner
Unknown: Stuart MacRae Gaudete
Told By: Moonlight Leonard Woolf
Read By: Alex Jennings.

: Sunday Feature: A Brief History of Cunning

Writer Joe Oueenan traces well-known acts of slyness and trickery from Odysseus to Karl Rove via Machiavelli and Margaret Thatcher.
He speaks to experts in the dark arts, including
Edith Hall , professor of classics at Royal Holloway University of London, and Tim Parks, translator of Machiavelli's The Prince. Producer Miles Warde
Radio features: pages 126-127


Unknown: Joe Oueenan
Unknown: Karl Rove
Unknown: Margaret Thatcher.
Unknown: Edith Hall

: Words and Music

Works on the theme of unrequited love, including music by Handel and Brahms, with poetry by Yeats and Sophie Hannah. EMAIL: [address removed] For details of the music and verse heard in this programme. visitwww.bbc.co.uk/radio3/wordsandmusic


Unknown: Sophie Hannah.

: The Early Music Show

Lucie Skeaping traces Dr Charles Burney 's perambulations through Germany. Producer Les Pratt


Unknown: Dr Charles Burney

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe.
Doublnsky Our Father Franck Panis Angelicus Nikolai
Kaufman Two Humorous Folk Songs Milko Kolarov Why Is the Spout Dripping Tanev Pizzicatos Georql Kostov Ludicrous Dance Alexander Tekellev Motor-Car Race;
Tempo di Waltz Nikolai Kaufman Melodies from the Shoppe
1.34 Berlioz Symphonie Fantasigue 2.28 Faure Nocturnes: in B minor, Op 97; in A flat, Op 33 No 3 2.38 Albeniz Cordoba
2.45 Albeniz, orch E Arbos Suite: Iberia 3.16 Turina Circulo, Op 91 3.27 Satie, arr J Jersild Three Melodies
3.35 Messiaen 0 Sacrum Convivium 3.40 Szymanowski Piano Sonata No 3, Op 36 4.01 Moniuszko Overture: The
Commander-in-Chiefs Lover 4.08 Handel Piangero la Sorte Mia (Giulio Cesare ) 4.14 Handel The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba 4.18 Fischer Suite No 4 in D minor, Op 1 No 4
4.29 Haydn Trumpet Concerto in E flat 4.45 Beethoven Overture: Leonora No 3 5.00 Bach Prelude in A minor, BWV922;Sinqet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV225
5.19 Kunzen Overture: Vinhoesten (Der Fest der Winzer)
5.25 J Strauss (son), arr Berg Wein, Weib und Gesang
5.35 Strauss Variations on Das Dirndl is harb auf mi
5.42 Rossini Quartet No 6 in F 5.53 Geminiani Concerto Grosso in D minor, Op 7 No 2 6.03 Handel Cantata: Mi Palpita il Cor, HWV132 6.18 Franck Final in B flat. Op 21
6.31 Poulenc Sinfonietta


Songs: Milko Kolarov
Unknown: Alexander Tekellev
Unknown: Giulio Cesare

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