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: Breakfast

With Rob Cowan. Music includes:
7.00-8.30: Mendelssohn You Spotted Snakes
(A Midsummer Night's Dream) Jennifer Vyvyan and Marion Lowe (sopranos), Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, LSO, conductor Peter Maag Pullois Flos de spina
Binchois Consort , director Andrew Kirkman
Uszt Orpheus Royal PO, conductor Thomas Beecham
8.30-10.00: Grieq Six Poetic Tone-Pictures, Op 3 Gerhard Oppitz (piano)
Bach Violin Concerto No 1 in A minor, BWV1041
Anne-Sophie Mutter LSO, conductor Valery Gergiev Schumann Overture, Scherzo and Finale, Op 52 Berlin PO, conductor Herbert von Karajan


Unknown: Rob Cowan.
Unknown: Jennifer Vyvyan
Sopranos: Marion Lowe
Conductor: Peter Maag
Conductor: Pullois Flos
Unknown: Binchois Consort
Director: Andrew Kirkman
Conductor: Thomas Beecham
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

: Classical Collection

With James Jolly.
Rawsthorne Piano Concerto No 1 Moura Lympany , Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Herbert Menges
10.20 Haydn Symphony No 14 in A
Hanover Band, conductor Roy Goodman
10.37 Ives Psalm 25 Kay Johannsen (organ), SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart , conductor Marcus Creed
10.46 Sumera Mus/ca profana Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paavo Jarvi
10.59 Beethoven Piano Sonata in C sharp minor, Op 27 No 2 (Moonlight) Ignace Jan Paderewski
11.14 Herschel Symphony No 2 in D London Mozart Players, conductor Matthias Bamert
11.25 Cui A Feast in Time of Plague
Russian State SO, conductor Valeri Polyansky


Unknown: James Jolly.
Unknown: Moura Lympany
Conductor: Herbert Menges
Conductor: Roy Goodman
Unknown: Kay Johannsen
Conductor: Vokalensemble Stuttgart
Conductor: Marcus Creed
Chairman: Andrei Baturkin (baritone)
Young Man: Alexei Martinov (tenor)
Priest: Dmitri Stepanovich (bass)
Mary: Ludmilla Kuznetsova (mezzo)
Louisa: Tatiana Sharova (soprano)

: Composer of the Week: Bartok

3/5. With Donald Macleod.
Lad's Dance (Three Village Scenes)
Gyor Girls' Choir, Budapest Chamber Ensemble, conductor Antal Dorati
Dance Suite Toronto SO, conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste Out of Doors, No 4 Jeno Jando (piano)
Rhapsody No 2 (2nd mvt) Susanne Stanzeleit (violin), Gusztav Fenyo (piano)
Cantata profana John Aler (tenor),
John Tomlinson (bass), Chicago Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Pierre Boulez Repeated at 10pm


Presenter: Donald MacLeod
Piano: Jeno Jando
Violin: Susanne Stanzeleit
Violin: Gusztav Fenyo
Tenor: John Aler
Tenor: John Tomlinson
Conductor: Pierre Boulez

: Afternoon on 3

With Penny Gore.
Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert Schubertiade
Nelson Goerner (piano)
Schubert Impromptus , D935; Piano Sonata in A minor, D784
2.00 The Viola
Elgar Overture: In the South (Alassio) BBCSSO, conductor Martyn Brabbins
Dobrinka Tabakova Suite in Old Style for viola, strings and harpsichord (The Court Jester Amareu) Maxim Rysanov (viola), BBC NOW, conductor Michal Dworzynski
2.45 Liszt A Faust Symphony
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Gianandrea Noseda


Piano: Nelson Goerner
Piano: Schubert Impromptus
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Conductor: Dobrinka Tabakova
Viola: Maxim Rysanov
Conductor: Michal Dworzynski
Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda

: Choral Evensong

rFrom the Chapel of Royal Holloway, University of London. Introit: Oculus non vidit (Rihards Dubra). Responses: Leighton. Psalms 93, 94
(Pike). First Lesson: Genesis 31, v 25-32 v2. Office Hymn: Alleluia, Sons of Sweetness (Alleluia, Dulce Carmen). Canticles: Collegium Magdalenae Oxoniense (Leighton). Second Lesson: Titus 1. Anthem: Laudibus in sanctis (Byrd). Final Hymn: Beyond All Mortal Praise (Malborough Gate). Organ Voluntary: Alia Breve in D, BWV589 (Bach). Director of choral music and college organist Rupert Gough. Organ scholars Alexander Norman and William Baldry Repeated on Sunday at 4pm


Organist: Rupert Gough.
Unknown: Alexander Norman
Unknown: William Baldry

: In Tune

With Sean Rafferty.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty.

: Performance on 3

German conductor Gunther Herbig celebrates a 30-year association with the BBC Philharmonic. Recorded at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester earlier this month and presented by Ian Skelly. BBC Philharmonic, conductor Gunther Herbig Bruckner Symphony No 8 in C minor
Followed by Copland Sextet for clarinet, piano and string quartet Melos Ensemble


Conductor: Gunther Herbig
Presented By: Ian Skelly.
Conductor: Gunther Herbig

: Night Waves

Isabel Hilton talks to New York Times journalist Patrick Tyler talks about America's role in the Middle East. Producer Timothy Prosser


Talks: Isabel Hilton
Talks: Patrick Tyler
Unknown: Middle East.
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Composer of the Week

Repeated from 12 noon

: The Essay

Pinter's Voices
3/5. Lisa Appignanesi reflects on Harold Pinter 's political activism and involvement in the struggles of other writers


Unknown: Lisa Appignanesi
Unknown: Harold Pinter

: Late Junction

A live recording of Baaba Maal, plus the Kronos Quartet performing motets by Guillaume de Machaut. Presented by Max Reinhardt.


Unknown: Guillaume De MacHaut.
Presented By: Max Reinhardt.

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain.
Thomas Jennefelt Fallandet 1.06 Christian Lindberq
Vid sista udden 1.13 Anon, arr Christian Lindberq Three Dances from the Middle Ages 1.18 Ned Rorem In Time of Pestilence Bo Hansson Lighten Mine Eyes (Psalm 13)
Anders Hillborq Mouyayoum 1.47 Lindberq Visions and Non-Thoughts 2.03 Larsson Croquiser , Op 38
2.15 Norman Rosa rorans bonitatem, Op 45 2.24 Alfven Swedish Rhapsody No I: Midsummer Vigil, Op 19
2.38 Roman 13 Pieces (Drottningholmsmusiguen)
3.00 Farnaby, arr Howarth Fancies, Toyes andDreames
3.07 Palestrina, arr Soriano Missa Papae Marcelli
3.33 Dowland, arr Kain Fortune My Foe 3.36 Bach, arr Gounod Meditation sur le premier prelude (Ave Maria)
3.42 Bach, arr unknown Sarabande (Suite No 6 in D for solo cello, BWV1012) 3.46 Svendsen Romance, Op 26
3.55 Chopin, arr Kocsis Three Mazurkas 4.02 Debussy, arr Greissle Prelude a f'après-midi d'un faune
4.12 Cimarosa, arr Benjamin Trumpet Concerto in C minor
4.23 Haydn/Pleyel, arr Perry Divertimento (Feldpartita)
4.32 Mozart, arr Danzi Die Zauberflote (excerpts)
4.42 Beethoven, arr Duczmal Grosse Fuge , Op 133
5.00 Grieq Norwegian Dance, Op 35 No 15.07 Six
Orchestral Songs, Nos 1-5 5.31 Gade Ved solnedgang, Op 46 5.39 G Gabrieli Sonata pian'e forte alia quarta bassa a 8 5.44 Liqeti Six Bagatelles 5.56
Enescu Concertstucke 6.05 Bartok Four Hungarian Folk Songs
6.19 Sanz Suite espanola 6.30 Arriaga Symphony in D


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Thomas Jennefelt Fallandet
Unknown: Christian Lindberq
Unknown: Ned Rorem
Unknown: Anders Hillborq Mouyayoum
Unknown: Larsson Croquiser
Unknown: Norman Rosa
Unknown: Duczmal Grosse Fuge
Unknown: Gade Ved
Unknown: Enescu Concertstucke

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