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: Breakfast

With Martin Handley. Including two Milton poems - 0 Nightingale and Song for May Morning, and Bach Dances at 8.00. Music includes:
7.00-8.00: Chopin Grande Valse Brillante in E flat, Op 18 Handel Ombra Mai Fu (Serse) Shostakovich Festival Overture, Op 96
8.30-10.00 Bach: Partita No in A minor, BWV827 Howard Skempton The Bridge of Fire Mozart Piano Concerto No 5 in D, K175


Unknown: Martin Handley.
Unknown: Howard Skempton

: lain Burnside

lain Burnside is joined by composer
Jonathan Harvey to explore the point at which Heaven and Earth meet in works by Beethoven, Stravinsky and Vaughan Williams. EMAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Jonathan Harvey
Unknown: Vaughan Williams.

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley welcomes award-winning Scottish writer Janice Galloway , whose most recent book This Is Not about Me is a memoir exploring her difficult childhood in 1950s Ayrshire. She has also written a much-praised novel, Clara, about the relationship between Robert and Clara Schumann. Her choices include pieces by both the Schumanns, as well as by Handel and Mozart.


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Janice Galloway
Unknown: Clara Schumann.

: The Early Music Show

Lucie Skeaping explores the haunts of one of Paris's greatest composers, Jean-Baptiste Lully. Producer Chris Wines


Unknown: Jean-Baptiste Lully.

: Radio 3 Requests

Chi-chi Nwanoku introduces Shostakovich's seldom-heard Symphony No (The First of May) and a heroic piano sonata by Vitezslav Novak. ADDRESS: Radio 3 Requests, BBC Wales, CF5 2YQ
Phone: [number removed]. email: [address removed]


Unknown: Vitezslav Novak.

: Choral Evensong

Another chance to hear Wednesday's service from Lichf ield Cathedral. Introit: Advent Prose (Lloyd). Responses: Leighton. Office Hymn:
Creator of the Starry Height (Conditor Alme). Psalm 18 (Harris, Turle, Hopkins, Wesley). First Lesson: Isaiah 28, vv1-13. Canticles: Evening
Service on Plainsong Tones (Wills). Second Lesson: Matthew 12, vv38-50. Anthem: Morning Prayers (Three Prayers of Dietrich Bonhoeffer ), (
Philip Moore ). Final Hymn: Hark, What a Sound (Highwood). Organ Voluntary: Fantasy on Veni, Emmanuel,
(Leighton). Organist and master of the choristers Philip Scriven. Sub-organist Martyn Rawles.


Unknown: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Unknown: Philip Moore
Unknown: Philip Scriven.
Unknown: Martyn Rawles.

: Discovering Music: Messiaen Centenary

In 1941, the French composer Olivier Messiaen was captured by the German army and held as a prisoner of war at Stalag VIII-A in Görlitz. It was there, to an audience of about 400 fellow internees that Messiaen, along with clarinettist
Henry Akoka , violinist Jean le Boulaire and cellist Etienne Pasquier gave the world premiere of his eight-movement Quartet for the End of Time. Stephen Johnson is joined by members of the Fibonacci Sequence to explore the piece. This is followed by a complete performance recorded at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester.


Unknown: Olivier Messiaen
Violinist: Henry Akoka
Violinist: Jean Le Boulaire
Unknown: Etienne Pasquier
Unknown: Stephen Johnson
Unknown: Fibonacci Sequence

: The Choir: Messiaen Centenary

Aled Jones explores the choral legacy of Olivier Messiaen , together with his successor at the Paris church of La Sainte Trinite, Naji Hakim.
The BBC Singers perform Messiaen's Cinq Rechants and Jolivet's Epithalame.


Unknown: Aled Jones
Unknown: Olivier Messiaen
Unknown: Naji Hakim.
Unknown: Cinq Rechants

: Drama on 3: Great Escape

By Andrew Whaley. Two disenfranchised men desperately try to tunnel their way out of Zimbabwe to freedom in the promised land of South Africa. But even with the help of their bizarre machine Son of the Soil - constructed with the remnants of the country's constitution - their task proves harder than anticipated. A funny and sometimes disturbing satire by one of Zimbabwe's leading contemporary playwrights. Producer/Director Peter Leslie Wild


Unknown: Andrew Whaley.
Director: Peter Leslie Wild
Osborn: Joseph Mydell
Memory: Christopher Obi

: Avison

Avison Ensemble , director Pavlo Beznosiuk Avison Concerto Grosso No 5 in C, Op 9


Unknown: Avison Ensemble
Director: Pavlo Beznosiuk

: Sunday Feature: Milton Season

John Milton's Adventurous Song
David Norbrook , Merton Professor of English Literature at Oxford University, explores changing views of John Milton over the centuries and his importance today. He talks to contemporary writers for whom Milton is an inspiring example and responds personally to the way the poet's work moves him almost 400 years after it was written. Producer Julian May Radio features: pages 120-121
Read more about Milton in BBC History Magazine, out now E3.60


Song: David Norbrook
Unknown: John Milton

: Words and Music: Milton Season

Darkness Visible. Words and music inspired by Milton's description of the "darkness visible" in Paradise Lost.
Producer Zahid Warley EMAIL: [address removed] For details of the music and verse heard in this programme, visitwww.bbc.co.uk/radio3/wordsandmusic


Producer: Zahid Warley

: Jazz Line-Up

Claire Martin talks to jazz journalist, musician and broadcaster Dave Gelly about the life and music of tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin , Producer Keith Loxam


Talks: Claire Martin
Unknown: Dave Gelly
Unknown: Johnny Griffin
Producer: Keith Loxam

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain .
Szymanowski Penthesilea, Op 181.08 Roussel Bacchus et Ariane: Suites Nos 1 and 21.43 Maciejewski Kurpian Songs 1.54 Szymanowski, arr Hill Agave, 0p39,
Demeter, Op 37b Szymanowski, arr Moss Agave Op 39
2.19 Stenhammar String Quartet No 4 in A minor, Op 25
2.54 Roman Svenska messan 3.39 Martinu Sonatina
3.51 Salzedo Chanson dans la Nuit 3.59 Auber Guoracha; Bolero (La Muette de Portia) 4.11 Leoncavallo Prologue: I Pagliacci 4.16 Rossini Quartet No 1 in F for wind 4.28 Dukas Villanelle 4.35 Forqueray La Regente (Pieces de Viole) 4.42 Weiss Prelude, Toccata and Allegro in G 4.52 Janequin Escoutez tous Gentilz 5.00 Corelli Trio Sonata in D, Op I No 12 5.06 Kreisler Variations on a theme of Corelli in the style of Tartini 5.10 Fibich Poem 5.13 Dvorak V Prirode, Op 63 5.26 Kunzen Overture: The Hussites
5.34 Mozart Duet: Fra Gli Ampiessi (Cosi Fan Tutte) 5.41 Anon Armenian, arr Petros Shoujounian Amen, Hayr Soorp (Doxology) 5.47 Fanny Mendelssohn Larghetto: Presto (Liederohne Worte, Op 8) 5.53 Dessane Haec Dies
6.00 Handel Flammende Rose. ZierdederErden, HWV210
6.06 Rozycki Cello Sonata in A, Op 10 6.25 Beethoven Five Scottish and Irish Songs 6.40 Strauss Macbeth


Unknown: Jonathan Swain

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