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: Breakfast

Presented by Rob Cowan , including a Free Thought after 8.30. Music includes:
7.00-8.30: Walton Henry V (excerpts)
Handel Trio Sonata in F for violin, oboe and continuo, HWV383
Purcell Chaconne in G minor, Z730
8.30-10.00: Britten The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
Bartok Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm (Mikrokosmos) Stravinsky Petrushka


Presented By: Rob Cowan
Unknown: Walton Henry
Unknown: Stravinsky Petrushka

: Classical Collection

Presented by Sarah Walker.
Walton Overture: Scapino London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andre Previn
10.09 Mozart Catalogue aria (Don Giovanni ) Drofnatski The Aguilline Snub
Rodgers and Hammerstein So Far (Allegro) Bryn Terfel
10.21 Ravel Miroirs Imogen Cooper (piano)
10.50 Lully Suite: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme Le Concert de Nations, director Jordi Savall
11.09 Shostakovich String Quartet No 4, Op 83 Taneyev Quartet
11.32 Mozart Le Nozze di Figaro (Act II, finale)
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Erich Kleiber


Presented By: Sarah Walker.
Conductor: Andre Previn
Unknown: Don Giovanni
Director: Jordi Savall
Conductor: Erich Kleiber
Count: Alfred Poell (baritone)
Countess: Lisa Della Casa (soprano)
Susanna: Hilde Gueden (soprano)
Figaro: Cesare Siepi (bass)
Antonio: Harald Pröglhöf (bass)
Marcellina: Hilde Rossel-Majdan (mezzo)
Bartolo: Fernando Corena (bass)
Don Basilio: Murray Dickie (tenor)

: Composer of the Week: Faure

2/5. Presented by Donald Macleod.
Faure meets Liszt, inspires Proust, and chooses a wife - by a rather unconventional method.
Nell, Op 18 No 1 Jean-Paul Fouchecourt (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
Ballade in Fsharp, Op 19 Kathryn Stott Papillon, Op 77
Steven Isserlis (cello), Pascal Devoyon (piano) Piano Quartet No 2 in G minor, Op 45 Domus


Presented By: Donald MacLeod.
Piano: Graham Johnson
Unknown: Kathryn Stott
Cello: Steven Isserlis
Cello: Pascal Devoyon

: Afternoon on 3

With Penny Gore.
Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
The first of two concerts featuring the Belcea
Quartet in a cycle of the Bartok string quartets, recorded last month at the Queen's Hall as part of this year's Edinburgh International Festival.
Bartok String Quartet No 1; String Quartet No 3: String Quartet No 5
2.30 BBC Proms 2008
Another chance to hear last Monday's Prom. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Daniele Gatti
Prokofiev Ballet. Romeo and Juliet (excerpts) Tchaikovsky Symphony No 5 in F minor
4.20 Chamber Music
Elgar String Quartet, Op 83 Brodsky Quartet


Conductor: Daniele Gatti
Conductor: Prokofiev Ballet.

: In Tune

Presented by Sean Rafferty.


Presented By: Sean Rafferty.

: BBC Proms 2008

fhe Berlin Philharmonic, in the first of two Droms under principal conductor Simon Rattle , perform two works based on the story of the forbidden love between the Cornish knight Tristan and Irish princess Isolde.
Presented live from the Royal Albert Hall , London, by Martin Handley.
Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano), Tristan Murail
(ondes martenot), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle
Wagner Prelude und Liebestod (Tristan und Isolde)
7.50 Twenty Minutes: The Power of the Ondes Ondes martenot player Thomas Bloch discusses the instrument with David Coulter.
8.10 Messiaen Turangalita Symphony


Conductor: Simon Rattle
Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Unknown: Martin Handley.
Piano: Tristan Murail
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Unknown: Thomas Bloch
Unknown: David Coulter.

: South American Currents

1/3. Columbia - an End to Solitude? Four decades ago, the novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez wrote of the One Hundred Years of Solitude. Now a new generation of Colombian writers are trying to find their own way to describe the complex, violent but exuberant reality they inhabit. Novelist Juan Gabriel Vasquez visits Bogata to share the aspects of 21st-century urban life in South America that have inspired his work. Producers Nick Caistor and Neil McCarthy


Unknown: Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Unknown: Juan Gabriel Vasquez
Producers: Nick Caistor
Producers: Neil McCarthy

: Proms Artist Focus

Music from the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, including performances conducted by Simon Rattle.


Conducted By: Simon Rattle.

: The Essay

Under the Influence
Imtiaz Dharker discusses the influences of the Sangam poets who, two millennia ago, wrote their poems in Tamil, and how the ancient poems of love and war have impacted on her work today. Producer Julian May EMAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Imtiaz Dharker

: Late Junction

Robert Sandall presents music by songwriters, including Tom Waits , Laurie Anderson and Joan As Policewoman, with excerpts from new releases by Tricky and Randy Newman. EMAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Robert Sandall
Unknown: Tom Waits
Unknown: Laurie Anderson
Unknown: Randy Newman.

: Through the Night

Presented by Jonathan Swain. Nielsen Wind Quintet
1.28 Mozart Wind Serenade in C minor, K388 Haffner Wind Ensemble 1.53 Scriabin Symphony No 2 in Cminor, Op 29 2.46 Bruhns Cantata: Paratum CorMeum
2.59 Bach Violin Sonata in G minor, BWV1001
3.16 Mendelssohn Symphony No 4 in A (Italian)
3.46 Geijer Violin Sonatina in A flat 4.00 Reinecke
Ballade 4.08 Strauss Morgen, Op 27 No 4 4.13 Vivaldi Concerto in D for two violins, two cellos and continuo,
RV564 4.24 Paganini Moses-Fantasie 4.32 Beethoven Ballet music: Prometheus (excerpt) 4.40 Bach Overture (Suite No 1 in C, BWV1066) 4.51 J Strauss (son) Overture: Die Fledermaus 5.00 Mozart Overture: Don Giovanni
5.06 Vivaldi Violin Concerto in D, RV234 (L'lnquietudine)
5.13 Chopin Mazurka in A flat, Op 50 No 2 5.16 Kisielewski Suite: Fun Fair 5.29 Kodaly A song about King Stephen
5.34 Gossec Symphony in D, Op 5 No 5 (Pastorella)
5.50 Weiner Fox Dance (Divertimento No 1) 5.53 Nielsen Overture: Masquerade 5.59 Mendelssohn Piano Sextet in D, Op 110 6.26 Bach Suite No 1 in G for solo cello, BWV1007
6.42 Kunzen Symphony in G minor


Presented By: Jonathan Swain.

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