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: Breakfast

Presented by Rob Cowan. Including a Free Thought after 8.30. Music includes:
7.00-8.30: Rösler An die Entfernte
Bach Prelude and Fugue in C minor, BWV871 (Well-Tempered Klavier) Mozart Rondo in D, K382
830-10.00: Mendelssohn Prelude and Fugue in C minor, Op 37 No 1 Bach, arr Mahler Suite for organ, harpsichord and orchestra
Handel L'angue Offeso (Giulio Cesare )


Presented By: Rob Cowan.
Unknown: Mozart Rondo
Unknown: Giulio Cesare

: Classical Collection

With Sarah Walker.
Offenbach, arr Binder
Overture: Orpheus in the Underworld
Detroit Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paul Paray
10.09 Stephen Montague Night Frost Settles on a Pumpkin; Something's in Grandma's Attic (Autumn Leaves) Philip Mead (piano)
10.14 Beethoven String Quartet in F minor, Op 59 No 1 (Razumovsky) Orpheus Quartet
10.55 Stephen Montague Headless Horseman Philip Mead (piano), with recorded sounds Prokofiev Suggestion Diabolique Gianluca Cascioli (piano)
11.00 Copland Grogh
Cleveland Orchestra, conductor Oliver Knussen
11.31 Bolcom Graceful Ghost
Gil Shaham (violin), Jonathan Feldman (piano)
11.41 Grieg Peer Cynt: Suite No I
City of Birmingham SO, conductor Sakari Oramo


Unknown: Sarah Walker.
Conductor: Paul Paray
Conductor: Stephen Montague
Piano: Philip Mead
Unknown: Stephen Montague
Piano: Philip Mead
Piano: Gianluca Cascioli
Conductor: Oliver Knussen
Violin: Gil Shaham
Violin: Jonathan Feldman
Conductor: Sakari Oramo

: Composer of the Week: Gustav Mahler

5/5. Donald Macleod appraises Mahler's legacy in America, where a series of conductors built on his work with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, championed his cause and began to channel his music toward its popularity today.
Das irdische Leben (Des Knaben Wunderhorn) Jennie Tourel (mezzo), New York Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Leonard Bernstein
Symphony No 6 (1st mvt) New York Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Dimitri Mitropoulos
Symphony No 3 (5th and 6th mvts) Pacific
Boychoir, San Francisco Girls Chorus and Women of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra/Michael Tilson Thomas Repeated at 10pm


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Jennie Tourel
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Conductor: Dimitri Mitropoulos

: Afternoon on 3

With Louise Fryer.
Radio 3 Lunchtime ConcertDante Quartet
Purcell, arr Britten Chacony in G minor Tippett String Quartet No 2
Britten String Quartet No 3, Op 94
2.00 Towards Messlaen: The Stage Rameau Overture: Hippolyte et Aricie Les Talens Lyriques, director Christophe Rousset
Gounod Va! Je T'ai Pardonne ... NuitdHymen6e (Romeo and Juliet) Nathalie Dessay (soprano),
Jonas Kaufmann (tenor), Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon National Orchestra, conductor Michael Schonwandt
2.15 Roussel Bacchus et Ariane: Suite No 2 BBC NOW, conductor Walter Weller
2.35 Rameau Castor ef Pollux
Netherlands Opera Chorus, Les Talens Lyriques, conductor Christophe Rousset


Unknown: Louise Fryer.
Unknown: Britten Chacony
Director: Christophe Rousset
Soprano: Nathalie Dessay
Tenor: Jonas Kaufmann
Conductor: Michael Schonwandt
Conductor: Roussel Bacchus
Conductor: Walter Weller
Conductor: Rameau Castor
Conductor: Christophe Rousset
Castor: Finnur Bjarnasson (countertenor)
Pollux: Henk Neven (baritone)
Phoebe: Véronique Gens (soprano)
Telaira, daughter of the sun: Anna Maria Panzarella (soprano)
First athlete: Anders J Dahlin (countertenor)
Mercury: Anders J Dahlin (countertenor)
First Spartan: Anders J Dahlin (countertenor)
High priest of Jupiter: Thomas Ollemans (tenor)
A follower of Hebe: Judith van Wanrolj (soprano)
A blessed spirit: Judith van Wanrolj (soprano)
Cléone: Judith van Wanrolj (soprano)
Jupiter: Nicolas Testé (bass)

: In Tune

Presented by Sean Rafferty.


Presented By: Sean Rafferty.

: Performance on 3

Presented by Petroc Trelawny .
Steven Osborne (piano), Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conductor Stephane Deneve Berlioz Overture: Roman Carnival
Roussel Symphony No I (Poem of the Forest) Brahms Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat
Followed by music from Pianothon and Play to the Nation - Radio 3's celebrations of amateur orchestras across the UK - including: Mahler Symphony No 3 (excerpts) Cheltenham Symphony Orchestra


Presented By: Petroc Trelawny
Piano: Steven Osborne

: The Free Thinking Lecture

Celebrated author and columnist Will Self gives the opening lecture at BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio Merseyside's festival of ideas in Liverpool - Free Thinking 2008. Presenter Matthew Sweet.


Presenter: Matthew Sweet.

: Composer Of the Week

Repeated from 12 noon

: The Essay

5/5. John Walsh takes to the streets of London, where he recalls the words of William Wordsworth and even has fond memories of the wobbly bridge.


Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: William Wordsworth

: World on 3

Mary Ann Kennedy with a session by six-piece all-girl folk band the Shee, whose first album A Different Season is released this month on their own label.


Unknown: Mary Ann Kennedy

: Through the Night

Presented by Susan Sharpe.
Grieg Holberg Suite Tchaikovsky Symphony No 4 in F minor 2.07 Liszt St Francis's Sermon to the Birds; St Francis of Paule walking on the Water (Legends)
2.28 Henryk Gorecki Salve Sidus Polonorum - Cantata in honour of St Wojciech, Op 72 (Adalbertus)
2.53 Mendelssohn Overture: St Paul 3.01 Telemann Trio No 2 (Essercizii Musici) 3.12 Byrd 0 Lord, How Vain
3.19 Jocelyn Pook Mobile 3.23 D Scarlatti, arr
Timothy Kain Sonata in D, Kk430; Sonata in F Kk518 arr for four guitars 3.31 Beethoven Prometheus, Op 43
(excerpts) 3.47 Relcha Horn Trio (Op 82) 3.58 Bakfark Fantasia; Je prens en gre 4.05 Spohr Fantasy, Theme and Variations in B minor on a theme of Danzi, Op 81
4.13 Brahms Schicksalslied, Op 54 4.28 Wagner, transcr Liszt Isolde's Liebestod 4.36 Berlioz Overture: Le Roi Lear 4.52 Pederson Three Songs for Five Voices
5.00 Gemlniani Concerto No 1 in D, Op 7 No 1
5.08 Lili Boulanger Nocturne 5.12 Strauss Der Abend, Op 34, No 15.22 Puccini Crisantemi 5.28 Mozart Symphony No 16 in C, K128 5.42 Parker A Northern
Ballad 5.55 Clara Schumann Quatre Pieces Fugitives, Op 15 6.09 Strauss Du meines Herzens Kronelein, Op 21 No 2; Die Nacht, Op 10 No 2; Ruhe meine Seele, Op 27 No 1; Allerseelen, Op 10 No 8 6.21 Handel Trio Sonata in G, Op 5 No 4 6.35 Barber Violin Concerto


Presented By: Susan Sharpe.

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