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: Breakfast

Presented by Martin Handley. Including a Free Thought after 8.30. Music includes:
7.00-8.00: Hoist A Fugal Overture Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conductor David Lloyd-Jones Handel Recorder Sonata in F, Op 1, No 11
Marion Verbruggen , Ton Koopman (harpsichord), Jap ter Linden (cello)
8.00-9.00: Elqar A Severn Suite
Black Dyke Band, conductor Roy Newsome Pearsall Lay a Garland
Cambridge Singers, conductor John Rutter
9.00-10.00: Brahms Three Intermezzi, Op 117 RaduLupu (piano)
Bach Cantata No 96:Herr Christ , dereinge Gottessohn Bach Collegium Japan, conductor Masaaki Suzuki


Presented By: Martin Handley.
Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones
Unknown: Marion Verbruggen
Conductor: Roy Newsome
Conductor: John Rutter
Unknown: Herr Christ
Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki

: lain Burnside

lain Burnside considers not only the music he's chosen, but also the places in which it's been heard, including St Mark 's Basilica in Venice and a "giant chicken coop" in London. Included are works by Grieg and Gabrieli. EMAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: St Mark

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley is joined by actor Dominic West , star of the TV series The Wire. His choices range from sacred music by Pergolesi, Handel and Mozart and Arvo Part's Spiegel im Spiegel for violin and piano to songs by Schubert, Neil Young , Flanders and Swann, and Jake Thackray.


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Dominic West
Unknown: Neil Young
Unknown: Jake Thackray.

: The Early Music Show

Catherine Bott explores the life and music of Domenico Zipoli , a contemporary of Bach and Handel who seemed to disappear from European musical life just as he was beginning to make his mark. Producer Sam Phillips


Unknown: Catherine Bott
Unknown: Domenico Zipoli
Producer: Sam Phillips

: Radio 3 Requests

Chi-chi Nwanoku presents listeners' favourites, and introduces a celebrity request from
American composer/conductor John Adams. ADDRESS: Radio 3 Requests, BBC Wales, CF52YO
Phone: [number removed]. email: [address removed]


Conductor: John Adams.

: Choral Vespers

Another chance to hear Wednesday's service from the London Oratory. Organ Prelude: Intonatio del settimo tono (Andrea Gabrieli ). Invitatory: Deus in Adjutorium Meum (Croce). Antiphonsand Psalms: 110,111,112,113,117 (Plainsong). Hymn: iste Confessor (Palestrina). Antiphon: Hie Vir Despiciens (Plainsong). Canticle: Magnificat octavi toni (Victoria). Motet: 0 Viridissima Virga (Hildegard of Bingen).
Antiphon of Our Lady: Salve Regina (Philips). Organ Voluntary: Chaconne in F (Fischer).
Celebrant: the Very Rev Ignatius Harrison. Director of music Patrick Russill. Organ John McGreal.


Unknown: Andrea Gabrieli
Unknown: Ignatius Harrison.
Music: Patrick Russill.
Unknown: John McGreal.

: Discovering Music

Charles Hazlewood is joined by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales to explore three English works for string ensemble: Elgar's Introduction and Allegro, Hoist's Saint Paul's Suite and Elgar's Serenade for Strings, looking in particular at what makes
Eigar's music seem so quintessentially English.


Unknown: Charles Hazlewood

: The Choir

Aled Jones presents more performances from the Aswatuna choral festival in the ancient city of Petra in Jordan, featuring Middle Eastern choirs and the Swedish vocal group Voces Nordicae, plus a tour of the Hungarian choral scene. Including music by Bartok. Kodaly and contemporary composer Janos Vajda.


Unknown: Aled Jones
Unknown: Janos Vajda.

: Drama on 3: A Disappearing Number

Conceived and directed by Simon McBurney.
An award-winning Complicite theatre company production exploring mathematics and the nature of creativity, inspired by the true story of the collaboration between two of the 20th century's most remarkable pure mathematicians -
Srinivasa Ramanujan , a poor Brahmin from south India, and Cambridge Professor GH Hardy. Performed by David Annen , Firdous Bamji , Paul Bhattacharjee , Divya Kasturi , Chetna Pandya , Saskia Reeves and Shane Shambhu. With Mick Barnfather , Tamzin Griffin , Tim McMullan and Clive Mendus. Original music by Nitin Sawhney. Producer Catherine Bailey


Directed By: Simon McBurney.
Unknown: Srinivasa Ramanujan
Unknown: David Annen
Unknown: Firdous Bamji
Unknown: Paul Bhattacharjee
Unknown: Divya Kasturi
Unknown: Chetna Pandya
Unknown: Saskia Reeves
Unknown: Shane Shambhu.
Unknown: Mick Barnfather
Unknown: Tamzin Griffin
Unknown: Tim McMullan
Unknown: Clive Mendus.
Music By: Nitin Sawhney.
Producer: Catherine Bailey

: Sunday Feature: Remember, Remember

Psychologist Susan Blackmore investigates low people are outsourcing the memory of their lives to digital devices and asks how the process is changing the nature of memory. Among other things, she hears from a "lifelogger" who is recording every detail of his daily life, and an academic who has taped 220,000 hours of audio and Video Of his infant son. Producer Hugh Levinson Radio features: pages 110-111


Unknown: Susan Blackmore
Producer: Hugh Levinson

: Words and Music

Ode to Autumn. Nicholas Farrell and Rachel Atkins read verse on the theme of autumn by Robert Frost , WB Yeats, Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson and Ted Hughes. With music by Vaughan Williams , Vivaldi, Mahler, Charlie Parker , Piazzolla and Haydn. EMAIL: [address removed]
For details of the music and verse heard in this programme, visit www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/wordsandmusic


Unknown: Nicholas Farrell
Unknown: Rachel Atkins
Unknown: Robert Frost
Unknown: Emily Dickinson
Unknown: Ted Hughes.
Music By: Vaughan Williams
Unknown: Charlie Parker

: Jazz Line-Up

The BBC Big Band with conductor Barry Forgie in concert at the Armagh Jazz Weekend with trumpeter Bruce Adams. And Anthony Kerr performs a piece written by Barry Forgie for piano and big band, adapted here for the vibraphone.


Conductor: Barry Forgie
Unknown: Bruce Adams.
Unknown: Anthony Kerr
Written By: Barry Forgie

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain.
Arvo Part Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten ; L'Abbé Agathon; These Words 1.35 Bach Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV225 1.48 Arvo Part In Principio 2.08 Tchalkovsky Symphony No 5 in E minor 2.56 Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor 3.30 Strauss Oboe Concerto in D 3.58 CPE Bach Sinfonia in D 4.08 Tallis Spem in Alium 4.16 Giuliani Six Variations for guitar and violin, Op 814.25 Verhulst Gruss aus der Fernen, Op 7
4.32 Colin Brumby Festival Overture on Australian Themes 4.42 Griinfeld Soirées de Vienne, Op 56
4.48 Wiren Violin Sonatina 5.00 Avlson Concerto
Grosso No 5 in D minor 5.08 Bach St Matthew Passion (Opening Chorus) 5.17 Uszt Hungarian Rhapsody No 12 in C sharp minor 5.27 Kuula Prelude and Fugue for orchestra, Op 10 5.37 Handel Aria with Variations (Piano Suite No 5 in E) 5.43 Telemann Trio No 4 (Essercizii Musici)
5.53 Albeniz Cordoba (Cantos de Espana) 5.58 Nielsen Serenata in Vano 6.06 Grechaninov Six Motets, Op 155
6.24 Mozart Divertimento in B flat, K439b No 2
6.41 Beethoven Piano Sonata in E, Op 109


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Benjamin Britten

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