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: Breakfast

Presented by Rob Cowan. Music includes:
7.00-8.30: Ketelbey In a Persian Market
Boston Pops Orchestra, conductor Arthur Fiedler Piazzolla Vardarito
Astor Piazzolla 's Conjunto 9 Palestrina Sicut cervus
Pro Cantione Antiqua , conductor Mark Brown
8.30-10.00: Volkmann Serenade No 2 in F
Dresden Staatskapelle, conductor Otmar Suitner Nardini Violin Sonata
Ida Haendel , Geoffrey Parsons (piano) Franck Pre/ude, Choral and Fugue Jorge Bolet (piano)


Presented By: Rob Cowan.
Conductor: Arthur Fiedler
Conductor: Piazzolla Vardarito
Conductor: Astor Piazzolla
Conductor: Cantione Antiqua
Conductor: Mark Brown
Conductor: Otmar Suitner
Unknown: Ida Haendel
Piano: Geoffrey Parsons

: Classical Collection

Presented by James Jolly. Falla El amor brujo
Ines Rivandeneyra (mezzo), Spanish Radio
Symphony Orchestra, conductor Igor Markevich
10.27 Weiss Tombeau sur la mort de M Cajetan Baron d'Hartig Robert Barto (lute)
10.35 Purcell In Guilty Night Gabrieli Consort and Players, conductor Paul McCreesh
10.44 Handel Saul (Act 2, Scenes 2 and 3) Concerto Kbln, conductor Rene Jacobs
10.49 Nielsen Saul and David (Act 4, excerpt)
Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
11.00 Mozart Serenade in B flat, K361 Orchestra of St Luke's, conductor Charles Mackerras


Presented By: James Jolly.
Conductor: Igor Markevich
Conductor: Weiss Tombeau
Unknown: Robert Barto
Unknown: Gabrieli Consort
Conductor: Paul McCreesh
Conductor: Handel Saul
Conductor: Rene Jacobs
Conductor: Nielsen Saul
Unknown: Mozart Serenade
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Saul: Gidon Saks (baritone)
Witch of Endor: Michael Slattery (tenor)
Samuel: Henry Waddington (bass)
Saul: Aage Haugland (bass)
Abner: Jorgen Klint (bass)
Witch of Endor: Anne Gjevang (mezzo)
Samuel: Christian Christiansen (bass)

: Composer of the Week: Roussel

4/5. Donald Macleod introduces a group of bacchanalian songs and a ballet based on the myth of Ariadne on Naxos. Fanfare pour un sacre païen
Brass of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Luxembourg, conductor Bramwell Tovey Petite suite
French National Radio Orchestra, conductor Jean Martinon
Odesanacreontiques, Op 31Nos 1 and 2; Op 32 No1 Jose van Dam (bass-baritone), Dalton Baldwin (piano) Bacchus etAriane
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier Repeated at 10pm


Introduces: Donald MacLeod
Conductor: Bramwell Tovey
Conductor: Jean Martinon
Piano: Dalton Baldwin

: Afternoon on 3

With Penny Gore.
Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
3/4. A concert recorded earlier this month at LSO St Luke's, London.
Maxim Rysanov (viola), Skampa Quartet Prokofiev String Quartet No 1
Dvorak String Quintet in E, Op 97
2.00 Handel Opera Cycle Handel Amadigi di Caula
A complex love square is the basis of Handel's mythical opera seria. Jealous enchantress
Melissa attempts to break up lovers Amadigi and Oriana with the help of Amadigi's friend Dardano, who has designs on the lady himself.
Al Ayre Espanol, conductor Eduardo Lopez Banzo


Conductor: Eduardo Lopez Banzo
Amadigi: Maria Riccarda Wesseling (mezzo)
Oriana: Elena de la Merced (soprano)
Melissa: Sharon Rostorf-Zamir (soprano)
Dardano: Jordi Domenech (countertenor)

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty presents a selection of music, plus news from the arts world.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

A concert recorded at Birmingham Symphony Hall, introduced by Catherine Bott.
Alban Gerhardt (cello), City of Birmingham
Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andris Nelsons John Adams The Chairman Dances Dvorak Cello Concerto in B minor Bartok Concerto for Orchestra
Followed by a focus on the Minnesota Orchestra's most recent recordings.
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 4 in G (excerpt) Bruckner Symphony No 4 in E flat (excerpt)
Yevgeni Sudbin (piano), Minnesota Orchestra, conductor Osmo Vanska


Introduced By: Catherine Bott.
Cello: Alban Gerhardt
Conductor: Andris Nelsons
Conductor: John Adams
Piano: Yevgeni Sudbin
Conductor: Osmo Vanska

: Night Waves

Philip Dodd and guests discuss the culture and politics of the atom bomb. Producer Martin Smith


Unknown: Philip Dodd
Producer: Martin Smith

: Composer of the Week

Repeated from 12 noon

: The Essay

Head in the Clouds
4/5. Thought Cloud. Writer, critic and translator
Esther Leslie examines the image of the clouds as a model of thought and the imagination itself: from the philosophy of Immanuel Kant to thought clouds in comic strips.


Unknown: Esther Leslie
Unknown: Immanuel Kant

: Late Junction

Max Reinhardt introduces songs and a poetry recitation by Jacques Brel , plus a Brahms fantasia played by Emil Gilels , and Mexican brass bands remixed by American composer Zach Condon , alias Beirut.


Introduces: Max Reinhardt
Unknown: Jacques Brel
Played By: Emil Gilels
Unknown: Zach Condon

: Through the Night

With John Shea.
Khachaturian Waltz (Masquerade Suite) Shostakovich Piano Concerto No 2 Khachaturian Violin Concerto Vuk Jovanovic (piano), RTS Symphony Orchestra, conductor Bojan Sudjic
2.06 Schumann Liederkreis , Op 24 2.26 Beethoven Piano Sonata in E, Op 109 2.45 Dvorak Scherzo
Capriccioso 3.00 Debussy Piano Trio 3.24 Mozart
Horn Concerto No 4 in E flat, K495 3.41 Zeljenka Piano Concertino 4.03 Touchemoulin Sinfonia in B flat
4.18 Dvorak Suite in A, Op 98b 4.37
Schmelzer Vesperae sollennes 5.00 Bach Motet: Singet dem herrn ein neues Lied, BWV225 5.14 Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No 1 in E 5.28 Bizet Carmen Suite
5.43 Schubert Variations in E minor for violin and piano, D802 6.03 Röntgen Piano Trio in C minor,
Op 50 No 4 6.24 Halvorsen Pictures from Norwegian Fairy Tales, Op 37 6.39 Kraus Sinfonie in E flat


Unknown: John Shea.
Conductor: Bojan Sudjic
Conductor: Schumann Liederkreis
Unknown: Schmelzer Vesperae

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