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: Breakfast

Presented by Martin Handley , including a Free Thought at 8.30. Music includes:
7.00-8.00: Dvorak Legend in G minor, Op 59 No 3 Boyce Symphony No 7 in B flat
8.00-9.00: Malcolm Arnold Four Scottish Dances Bach Trio Sonata No 2 in C minor, BWV526
9.00-10.00: Ravel Introduction and Allegro
Handel Concerto Grosso in D minor, Op 6 No 10


Presented By: Martin Handley
Unknown: Malcolm Arnold

: Mary King

Mary King is joined by George Vass , director of the Presteigne Festival, to discuss musical festivals and their performers, Including music by Britten, Wagner, Brahms, Tippett, Bernstein and Mendelssohn.


Unknown: Mary King
Unknown: George Vass

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley is joined by palaeontologist
Dr Richard Fortey , whose latest book Dry Store Room No 1: the Secret Life of the Natural History Museum offers an account of life at the famous institution. His musical choices include Ravel's Daphnis et Chloe and Bartok's Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta.


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Dr Richard Fortey

: The Early Music Show

Lucie Skeaping presents highlights of a concert of Corsican vocal polyphony performed byACumpagnia, recorded in Greyfriars Kirk at this year's Edinburgh International Festival. Producer Rebecca Bean


Unknown: Greyfriars Kirk

: Radio 3 Requests

Chi-chi Nwanoku presents listeners' requests. Natalie Dessay and Laurent Naouri perform the Fly Duet from Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld, Alfred Brendel plays Mozart, and harpsichordist Laurence Cummings requests an aria from Handel's opera Orlando.
ADDRESS: Radio 3 Requests, BBC Wales, CF5 2YO
Phone: [number removed]. email: [address removed]


Unknown: Natalie Dessay
Unknown: Laurent Naouri
Unknown: Alfred Brendel
Harpsichordist: Laurence Cummings

: Choral Evensong

From the Priory Church, Edington, Wiltshire, during the 2008 Festival of Music within the Liturgy. Introit 0 Ouam Gloriosum (Byrd). Responses: Gibbons and Barnard. Office Hymn: Exsultet Caelum Laudibus (Plainsong). Psalms: 91, 116 (Alcock, Martin). First
Lesson: Deuteronomy18, w15-19. Canticles: Howells in G. Second Lesson: MatthewiO, vvl-22. Anthems: Jubilate Deo (Giovanni Gabrieli ); Pater Noster
(Nico Muhly) (Festival commission). Final Hymn: Give Me the Wings of Faith to Rise (San Rocco). Organ Voluntary: Allegro Maestoso e Vivace (Sonata in B flat, Op 65 No 4) (Mendelssohn).
Conductors Andrew Carwood , Matthew Martin and Jeremy Summerly. Organist Ashley Grote.


Unknown: Giovanni Gabrieli
Unknown: Allegro Maestoso
Conductors: Andrew Carwood
Conductors: Matthew Martin
Organist: Jeremy Summerly.
Organist: Ashley Grote.

: BBC Proms 2008

Live from the Royal Albert Hall , Suzy Klein presents a king-sized Bach programme on a king-sized instrument for Proms Bach Day.
Simon Preston (organ of the Royal Albert Hall ) Bach Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV565;
Canonic Variations on Von Himmel Hoch , BWV769; Prelude in E flat, BWV552 (St Anne);
Vater unser im Himmelreich, BWV682;
Aus tiefer Not, BWV687, Duetto No 2 in F, BWV803; Fugue in E flat, BWV552 (St Anne)


Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Unknown: Suzy Klein
Unknown: Simon Preston
Unknown: Albert Hall
Unknown: Bach Toccata
Unknown: von Himmel Hoch

: Discovering Music

Charles Hazlewood conductsthe BBC National Chorus and Orchestra of Wales with violist Philip Dukes in an exploration of Ralph Vaughan Williams 's suite for solo viola, small chorus and orchestra, Flos Campi.


Unknown: Charles Hazlewood
Unknown: Philip Dukes
Unknown: Ralph Vaughan Williams
Unknown: Flos Campi.

: New Generation Artists

With Verity Sharp.
Schubert Gruppe aus dem Tartarus, D583
Ronan Collett (baritone), Nicholas Rimmer (piano) Sonata in A minor, D821 (Arpeggione)
Danjulo Ishizaka (cello), Markus Schirmer (piano)


Unknown: Verity Sharp.
Baritone: Ronan Collett
Baritone: Nicholas Rimmer
Cello: Danjulo Ishizaka
Cello: Markus Schirmer

: BBC Proms 2008

John Eliot Gardiner conducts Bach's dramatic Passiontide oratorio based on the Gospel according to St John. Presented live from the Royal Albert Hall by Christopher Cook. Mark Padmore (Evangelist: tenor), Peter Harvey (Christus: baritone), Katherine Fuge (soprano), Robin Blaze (countertenor), Nicholas Mulroy (tenor), Jeremy Budd (tenor), Matthew Brook (bass), Monteverdi Choir , English Baroque Soloists, conductor John Eliot Gardiner Bach St John Passion (sung in German)


Unknown: John Eliot Gardiner
Unknown: St John.
Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Unknown: Christopher Cook.
Unknown: Mark Padmore
Tenor: Peter Harvey
Baritone: Katherine Fuge
Soprano: Robin Blaze
Tenor: Nicholas Mulroy
Tenor: Jeremy Budd
Tenor: Matthew Brook
Bass: Monteverdi Choir
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner

: Sunday Feature: Vaughan Williams:Valiant for Truth

To mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Ralph Vaughan Williams , Stephen Johnson presents a portrait of the man and the composer. Travelling across England, the country Vaughan Williams loved, Johnson tries to get closer to an extraordinary and underrated mind. Producer Jeremy Evans


Unknown: Ralph Vaughan Williams
Unknown: Stephen Johnson
Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Producer: Jeremy Evans

: BBC Proms 2008

Chinese cellist Jian Wang takes centre stage for the first three of Bach's six solo cello suites, works of towering technical accomplishment as well as intellectual nourishment. Presented live from the Royal Albert Hall by Christopher Cook. Jian Wang (cello)
Bach Suites for solo cello: No 1 in G, BWV1007; No 2 in D minor, BWV1008; No 3 in C, BWV1009


Unknown: Jian Wang
Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Unknown: Christopher Cook.
Cello: Jian Wang

: Words and Music

The Ring Cycle. Marriage is a thin filament of gold twisted from desire into domesticity, sometimes bent out of shape but then sometimes re-forged. Music and verse on the theme of marriage read by Ralf Little and Jane Lapotaire. EMAIL: [address removed]
For details of the music and verse heard in this programme, visitwww.bbc.co.uk/radio3/wordsandmusic


Read By: Ralf Little
Read By: Jane Lapotaire.

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain. Beethoven Missa Solemnis 2.17 Brahms Piano Concerto
No 2 in B flat 3.05 Mozart String Quartet in D minor, K421
3.33 Bliss Cello Concerto 4.03 Telemann Oboe Sonata in B flat (Essercizii Musici) 4.16 Chopin Polonaise in F sharp minor, Op 44 4.27 Trad 12th-century Hungarian dances
4.37 Bozza Jour d'Eté à la la Montagne
4.49 Dukas The Sorcerer's Apprentice 5.00 Sorkocevlc Symphony No 4 in F 5.07 Hu ygens Iniquitatem Meam Ego Cognovi; Domine Spes Mea; In Quo Corriget
(Pathodia Sacra) 5.16 Schumann Adagio and Allegro, Op 70 5.26 Weber Clarinet Concertino in E flat, Op 26
5.36 Mozart Rondo in A minor, K511 5.46 Sibelius
Lemminkainen's Return (Lemminkainen Suite, Op 22)
5.53 Brahms We bist du, meine Konigin, Op 32 No 9
5.58 Suk Elegy, arr for piano trio, Op 23
6.06 Tchalkovsky Overture: Hamlet 6.24 Debussy
Children's Corner 6.42 Bach Violin Concerto in E. BWVI042


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.

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