Presented by Martin Handley , including a Free Thought after 8.30. Music includes:
7.00-8.00: Mundy 0 Lord, the Maker of All Things Mozart Violin Sonata in C, K303
8.00-9.00: Vaughan Williams Norfolk Rhapsody No 1
Schubert Fantasia in F minor, D940
9.00-10.00: Rubbra Four Medieval Latin Lyrics, Op 32 Widor Surrexit a Mortuis, Op 23 No 3
The subject of today's programme is Bohemia, which - camp, overblown rock anthems aside - has a rich musical heritage. Included are works by locals such as Dvorak, Smetana, Janacek, plus pieces by visitors, including Balakirev,
Mendelssohn, and Mahler. EMAIL: [address removed]
Michael Berkeley is joined by Alex Ross , music critic of The New Yorker. His music choices include works by Richard Strauss , Percy Grainger , John Adams and Bob Dylan , but he starts with a Brahms piano intermezzo and Dido's Lament from Purcell's opera Dido and Aeneas.
Lucie Skeaping presents highlights from the 2007 Flanders Festival, which focused on French works from the middle ages until 1600. The concerts include works by Antoine Brumel , Robert Ballard , Jean de la Ceppede, Pierre Guedron,
Giovanni Paladino and Johannes Prioris. Performers include the Ensemble Clement Janequin, Capilla Flamenca, Oltremontano, Ensemble Faenza , Les Sacqueboutiers de Toulouse and lutenist Paul O'Dette. Producer Les Pratt
Cellist Matthew Barley introduces listeners' requests for a pioneering recording of an Orthodox Vespers, Nicolas Medtner accompanying his own songs, and Shostakovich's cantata The Execution ofStepan Razin. ADDRESS: Radio 3 Requests. BBC Wales, CF5 2YO
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On Holy Cross Day from the fifth International Festival of Sacred Choral Music at St Martin's
Cathedral, Rottenburg am Neckar, Germany, with the Choir of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, es Rottenburger Domes,
Germany, Cadenza Kantori. Mumbai, India, and Palissander, Pretoria, South Africa. Introit: Christe Jesu Pastor Bone (Taverner). Responses: Barnard. Psalms: 22, vvl-21; 23 (Van der Watt, Rajasthani Folk Melody). First Lesson: Isaiah 63, vv1-9.
Canticles: Dyson in F. Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 1, vv18-25. Lord's Prayer: He Pita. Anthem: Khutso - Chant for peace (Mokale Koapeng and Roderick Williams ). Hymn: Christ Triumphant (Guiting Power). Organ Voluntary: Marche Triomphale
(Now Thank We All Our God) (Sigfrid Karg-Elert). Directors of music Geoffrey Webber ,
Frank Leenen , Celeste Cordo and Sarita Hauptf leisch.
Organists David Ballantyne and Wolfram Rehfeldt.
Stephen Johnson explores some of the many musical ideas that inspired Alexander Borodin 's hugely original Second Symphony, a work composed by a professional Russian chemist who put pen to paper whenever he felt he had time to spare.
Aled Jones visits the Aswatuna choral festival in Jordan, and guest Judith Bingham discovers how choral compositions reflect the spaces for which they are written.
By Ronald Frame. A story of love and deception set during the Cold War in the late 1960s, when "Romeo spies" were targeting susceptible women. Alice Reeves , a secretary from London, becomes involved with East German spy Otto Hanhart. The encounter leads to unexpected consequences for both parties, changing their lives for ever.
Producer/Director David Ian Neville
AsTate Britain opens its major Francis Bacon retrospective, Louisa Buck re-assesses the artist in the light of the times in which he lived - his obsession with film and photography, and his responses to the traumatic events of the 20th century. Producer Susan Marling
Yeats's poem Sailing to Byzantium is the starting point for a theme about the journey of man and the vision of eternal life. Andrew Lincoln and Deborah Findlay read a selection of poetry and prose, including Keats, Longfellow,
John Masefield and Adrian Mitchell. With related music by John Tavener , Messiaen and Gesualdo. EMAIL: [address removed]
For details of the music and verse heard in this programme, visitwww.bbc.co.uk/radio3/wordsandmusic
Lucie Skeaping introduces a programme of music written in celebration of Queen Elizabeth , who was born 475 years ago. Including music by Byrd, Tallis and John Dowland. Producer Sam Phillips
Presented by John Shea.
Beethoven Overture: Egmont
1.10 Mozart Piano Concerto No 17 in C, K453; Symphony No 39 in E flat, K543
2.10 Brahms Violin Sonata No 2 in A, Op 100
2.32 Busoni Indianisches Tagebuch, Book 1
2.45 Rachmaninov Symphony No 2 in E minor
3.44 Soriano Dixit Dominus
3.51 Marcello Concerto in D minor
4.00 Haydn Piano Trio in A, H XV 18
4.20 Auber Overture: Marco Spada
4.30 Daniel-Lesur Suite Medievale
4.45 Anon 13th-century Spanish Que poral non devess' om (Cantigas de Santa Maria)
4.53 Chabrier Espana
5.00 Verdi Overture: Nabucco
5.08 Strauss Egyptischer Marsch, Op 335
5.12 Liszt Scherzo and March, S177
5.26 Saint-Sains Septet in E flat, Op 65
5.43 Gombert Benedicto Mensae
5.53 Schubert String Quartet in D, 074
6.17 Rossini Largo al Factotum (Il Barbiere di Siviglia)
6.22 Bach Cello Suite No 3 in C, BWV1009
6.47 Monteverdi, arr Schutz Culdene Haare
6.50 Donizetti Overture: La Fille du Regiment