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: Breakfast

Presented by Rob Cowan. Music includes:
7.00-8.30: Berlioz Overture: Le Corsaire
SWR Symphony Orchestra, Baden Baden and Freiburg, conductor Sylvain Cambreling
Mozart, arr Wendt The Marriage of Figaro (excerpts) Mozart Ensemble of the Vienna Volksoper Bach Prelude and Fugue in F, BWV 880
8.30-10.00: Schumann Violin Sonata No 1 in A minor, Op 105 Carolin Widmann , Denes Varjon (piano) Mozart Un'Aura Amorosa (Cosi Fan Tutte)
Alfredo Kraus (tenor), Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Karl Bohm Delibes Sylvia
Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Robert Irving


Presented By: Rob Cowan.
Unknown: Baden Baden
Conductor: Sylvain Cambreling
Unknown: Carolin Widmann
Piano: Denes Varjon
Tenor: Alfredo Kraus
Conductor: Karl Bohm
Conductor: Delibes Sylvia
Conductor: Robert Irving

: Classical Cnllection

With Sarah Walker.
Dvorak The Gold, n Spinning-Wheel Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt
10.28 Anon Bele Yolanz (Manuscrit de St Germain) Esther Lamandier (voice)
10.34 Schubert Gretchen am Spinnrade, D118 Marie McLaughlin (soprano), Graham Johnson (piano)
10.38 Wagner Spinning Chorus (Der fliegende Hollander) Astrid Varnay (soprano),
Elisabeth Schartel (mezzo), Bayreuth Festival Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Joseph Keilberth
10.47 Sibelius Pohjola 's Daughter CBSO, conductor Sakari Oramo
11.00 Kert Battaglia Jean-Patrice Brosse (harpsichord)
11.08 Leighton Symphony No 2 (Sinfonia Mistica) Sarah Fox (soprano), BBC National Chorus and Orchestra of Wales, conductor Richard Hickox


Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Conductor: Anon Bele Yolanz
Unknown: Esther Lamandier
Unknown: Schubert Gretchen
Soprano: Marie McLaughlin
Soprano: Graham Johnson
Soprano: Astrid Varnay
Soprano: Elisabeth Schartel
Conductor: Joseph Keilberth
Conductor: Sibelius Pohjola
Conductor: Sakari Oramo
Soprano: Sarah Fox
Conductor: Richard Hickox

: Composer of the Week: Haydn

4/5. Donald Macleod tells the story of Haydn's trip to England, where he won the hearts of everyone from the concert-going public to royalty - not to mention one or two ladies of a certain age. Sailor's Song
Elly Ameling (soprano), Jbrg Demus (piano)
Symphony No 94 in G (Surprise) Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, conductor Frans Bruggen String Quartet in G, Op 71 No 2 The Lindsays 0 Tuneful Voice Arleen Auger (soprano), Walter Olbertz (piano) Repeated at 10pm


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Soprano: Elly Ameling
Conductor: Frans Bruggen
Soprano: Arleen Auger
Piano: Walter Olbertz

: Afternoon on 3

With Penny Gore.
Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
The third of four concerts exploring Mahler, all recorded at LSO St Luke's, London. Sara Mingardo (contralto), Malcolm Martineau (piano) Mahler Kindertotenlieder
Wagner Wesendonk Lieder
2.00 Handel Opera Cycle
The first two acts of Agrippina, continuing BBC Radio 3's complete cycle of Handel operas. Written when the composer was only 24, it revels in a cynical picture of political wheeling and dealing in ancient Rome. Agrippina was the mother of the Emperor Nero - need we say more? Concludes tomorrow.
Handel Agrippina, Acts 1 and 2 English Baroque Soloists, conductor John Eliot Gardiner


Contralto: Sara Mingardo
Piano: Malcolm Martineau
Piano: Mahler Kindertotenlieder
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Agrippina: Delia Jones (soprano)
Claudius: Alastair Miles (bass)
Nero: Derek Lee Ragin (countertenor)
Poppea: Donna Brown (soprano)
Otho: Michael Chance (countertenor)
Pallas: George Mosley (bass)
Narcissus: Jonathan Peter Kenny (countertenor)
Lesbus: Julian Clarkson (bass)
Juno: Anne Sofie von Otter (alto)

: In Tune

Presented by Sean Rafferty.


Presented By: Sean Rafferty.

: Performance on 3

Luigi Dallapiccola is the latest in the BBC
Philharmonic's Neglected Genius series. His rarely heard Partita draws on the forms and traditions of Italian Baroque and Renaissance music to make a haunting and striking work. Petroc Trelawny presents this performance recorded at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester. Gillian Keith (soprano), BBC Philharmonic, conductor Gianandrea Noseda
Mozart Overture; Ballet music (Idomeneo) Dallapiccola Partita
Mozart Symphony No 41 in C, K551 (Jupiter)
Followed by chamber music performed at New York's Alice Tully Hall.
Britten String Quartet No 3, Op 94 Vermeer Quartet


Soprano: Gillian Keith
Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
Unknown: Alice Tully Hall.

: Night Waves

Anne McElvoy reviews Valkyrie, which stars Tom Cruise as Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, the aristocrat who organised a plot to assassinate Hitler - and almost succeeded. The film has caused controversy in Germany, where Cruise's belief in Scientology was initially considered inappropriate for his portrayal of von Stauffenberg. Producer Natalie steed


Unknown: Anne McElvoy
Unknown: Tom Cruise

: Composer of the Week

Repeated from 12 noon

: The Essay

The Elephant in the Poetry Reading
4/5. Kathleen Jamie visits the Falls of Bruarto analyse Robert Burns 's ability to transform himself into whatever his audience required of him - even a river.


Unknown: Kathleen Jamie
Unknown: Robert Burns

: Late Junction

The epic tale of Tarn Lin sung by Frankie Armstrong , an early text-sound composition by American composer Charles Amirkhanian , and choral music by 16th-century composer William Mundy. Presented by Verity Sharp.


Unknown: Tarn Lin
Sung By: Frankie Armstrong
Unknown: Charles Amirkhanian
Unknown: William Mundy.
Presented By: Verity Sharp.

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe.
Vivaldi Concerto da Camera in F, RV99 1.08 Respiqhl Ancient Airs and Dances: Suite No 31.28 Debussy Six
Epigraphes Antiques 1.44 Ravel Daphnis et Chloe: Suite No 2 2.01 Poulenc Figure Humaine 2.19 Prokofiev
Nocturne, Op 43 No 2 2.24 Stravinsky The Rite of Spring
3.00 Bach Trio Sonata No 3 in D minor, BWV527
3.14 Telemann Harpsichord Suite in C (Essercizii Musici)
3.33 Handel Concerto in F, HWV333 3.50 Vivaldi Sonata in C for oboe, violin and continuo, RV779 4.04 Rameau Suite: Les Indes Galantes 4.37 D Scarlatti Sonata in G, KM05 4.42 Tartini Violin Concerto in D minor, D45
5.00 Kreisler La Gitana 5.04 Locatelli Violin Concerto in E flat, Op 7 No 6 5.19 Paqanini Sonata for violin and guitar, Op 31 (Napoleon) 5.28 Mozart Violin Concerto No 1 in B flat, K207 5.48 Schulhoff Duo for violin and cello 6.01 Walton Violin Concerto 6.31 Franck Sonata in A


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.

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