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: Breakfast

Presented by Rob Cowan. Including a Free Thought after 8.30. Music includes:
7.00-8.30: Musorqsky Khovanshchina: Dawn on the Moscow River
Schumann Andante and Variations in B flat Rozsa Danza (Three Hungarian Sketches)
8.30-10.00: Boccherini Cello Concerto No 6 in D, G479 Janacek Theme with variations
Bach Cantata No 8:Liebster Gott wann werd Ich sterben


Presented By: Rob Cowan.
Unknown: Rozsa Danza
Unknown: Liebster Gott

: Classical Collection

With Sarah Walker.
Liszt Mephisto Waltz No 1, S514 (Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke) John Ogden (piano)
10.12 Rubinstein Romance: Na Vozdushnom
Okeane (The Demon) Rene Pape (bass), Dresden Staatskapelle, conductor Sebastian Weigle
10.17 Berlioz Minuet of the Will-o'-the-Wisps;
Rakoczy March (Damnation of Faust) Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, conductor David Zinman
10.28 Berlioz Damnation of Faust (excerpts)
Elisabeth Brasseur Choir, Lamoureux Orchestra, conductor Igor Markevitch
10.59 Liszt Hymne de I'Enfant a Son Reveil Steven Osborne (piano)
Hungarian Rhapsody No 10 in E Roberto Szidon (piano) Die Forelle, S563 No 6 John Bingham (piano)
11.16 Schubert String Quartet in D minor, D810 (Death and the Maiden) Takacs Quartet


Unknown: Sarah Walker.
Piano: John Ogden
Bass: Rene Pape
Conductor: Sebastian Weigle
Conductor: David Zinman
Conductor: Igor Markevitch
Piano: Steven Osborne
Piano: Roberto Szidon
Piano: John Bingham
Faust: Richard Verreau (tenor)
Mephistopheles: Michel Roux (baritone)

: Composer of the Week: Gustav Mahler

2/5. Donald Macleod examines Mahler's later years, discovering how he settled into life in New York and began conducting the city's orchestras. Symphony No 7 (5th mvt)
New York PO, conductor Rafael Kubelik Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen (Ruckert Lieder) Jennie Tourel (mezzo)
New York PO, conductor Leonard Bernstein Symphony No 9 (4th mvt) San Francisco SO, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas Repeated at 10pm


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Conductor: Rafael Kubelik
Unknown: Jennie Tourel
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas

: Afternoon on 3

With Louise Fryer.
Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
A series of concerts from LSO St Luke's exploring the cross-currents that ran through British music in the first half of the 20th century. Aronowitz Ensemble
Vaughan Williams Phantasy Quintet Elgar Piano Quintet in A minor
2.00 Towards Messiaen: The Stage
Rameau Zoroastre (excerpts) Veronique Gens
(soprano) Les Talens Lyriques/Christophe Rousset Dellbes Coppelia (excerpts)
BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Barry Wordsworth Messager Les Deux Pigeons (excerpt)
BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Barry Wordsworth
2.45 Dukas La Péri BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Martyn Brabbins
Ravel La Valse BBC NOW, conductor Jac van Steen
3.20 Milhaud La Création du Monde
Ulster Orchestra, conductor Jean-Luc Tingaud
3.40 Messiaen Saint Francois d'Assise: Act 1
Chorus of Netherlands Opera, Hague Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Ingo Metzmacher


Unknown: Louise Fryer.
Unknown: Rameau Zoroastre
Soprano: Veronique Gens
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Conductor: Jac van Steen
Conductor: Jean-Luc Tingaud
Conductor: Ingo MetzmacHer
Saint Francis: Rodney Gilfry (baritone)
Angel: Heidi Grant Murphy (soprano)
Leper: Hubert Delamboye (tenor)
Brother Masseo: Charles Workman (baritone)
Brother Leo: Henk Neven (baritone)
Brother Elias: Donald Kaasch (tenor)
Brother Bernard: Armand Arapian (baritone)
Brother Sylvester: Jan Willem Baijet (baritone)
Brother Rufus: André Morsch (baritone)

: In Tune

Presented by Sean Rafferty.


Presented By: Sean Rafferty.

: Performance on 3

Petroc Trelawny presents the first of two recitals given by Viktoria Mullova at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London.
Viktoria Mullova (violin)
Kristian Bezuidenhout (fortepiano) Schubert Violin Sonata in A, D574; Rondo Brilliante in B minor, D895
Beethoven Violin Sonatas: in E flat, Op 12 No 3; in A, Op 47 (Kreutzer) See also Thursday 7pm
Followed by music from Radio 3's Pianothon and Play to the Nation, including:
Lutoslawskl Chain 1 Birmingham Chamber Orchestra


Unknown: Queen Elizabeth Hall
Violin: Kristian Bezuidenhout

: Night Waves

Bidisha talks to Turner Prize-winning artist Steve McQueen about his film Hunger, and reviews a new production of Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost, directed by Peter Hall. Producer Zahid Warley


Artist: Steve McQueen
Directed By: Peter Hall.
Producer: Zahid Warley

: Composer Of the Week

Repeated from 12 noon

: The Essay

Night Walks
2/5. Poet Owen Sheers heads for north Manhattan, where he finds lonely souls looking at the trees.


Unknown: Owen Sheers

: Late Junction

Verity Sharp presents choral singing from South Africa's Dizu Plaatijies Ibuyumbo Ensemble and songs from Scott Walker and Welsh band Pigyn Clust. Plus Peteris Vasks 's Cantabile, and Malian griots Ousame Sacko and Yakare Diabate.


Unknown: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Scott Walker
Unknown: Peteris Vasks
Unknown: Ousame Sacko
Unknown: Yakare Diabate.

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe
Purcell Suite: Dido and Aeneas 1.09 Wassenaer Concerto Armonico No 2 in B 1.19 Blber La Battaglia 1.27 Pachelbel Canon and Gigue in D 1.33 Locke The Tempest - instrumental music for the opera 1.51 Mendelssohn Concerto in D minor for violin and piano 2.29 D Scarlatti Sonata in C, KM32 2.36 Cherubinl Requiem Mass No 1 in C minor 3.21 Stravinsky Divertimento for violin and piano 3.42 Rlmsky-Korsakov Sleep My Beauty (May Night) Tchaikovsky Sleep My Little One (Mazeppa) 3.48 Prlull Cor Mio, Deh Non Languire
3.53 Jarzebski Corona Aurea: Concerto a 2 for cornett and violin 3.59 Zelenski W Tatrach, Op 27 4.13 Escosa Three Dances for two harps 4.19 Schubert Quartetsatz in C minor, DI03 430 Josquin des Prez Qui Habitat in Adjutorio Altissimi 4.38 Vivaldi Concerto da Camera in D, RV94
4.50 Liszt Tarantella (Venezia e Napoli) 5.00 Weber
Concertino in C for oboe and wind ensemble 5.08 Glinka Trio in D minor (Pathetique) 5.24 Balakirey Overture on Russian Themes 533 George Shearing Music to Hear (Five Shakespeare Songs) 5.46 Mendelssohn Wedding March and Elfin Dance (A Midsummer Night's Dream) 5.54
Moniuszko Gypsy Dance (Jawnuta) 558 Offenbach Les
LarmesdeJacqueline 6.06 Groneman Concerto in G for flute, two violins and basso continuo 6.21 Britten Missa Brevis
6.35 Grieg Cammelnorsk Romance met Variasjoner. Op 51

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