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: Breakfast

With Sara Mohr-Pietsch . Music includes:
7.00-8.30: Dvorak Tempo di valse (Serenade in E, Op 22) Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
John Adams Tromba lontana Gareth Bimson and Martin Hurrell (trumpets), BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the composer Bellini Torna , vezzosa Fillide
Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo), James Levine (piano)
8.30-10.00: Bach Flute Sonata in C, BWVI033 Emmanuel Pahud , Trevor Pinnock (harpsichord), Jonathan Manson (cello)
Bax Tintagel London Symphony Orchestra, conductor John Barbirolli
Handel Tra le fiamme, HWVI70
Magdalena Kozena (mezzo), Les Musiciens du Louvre-Grenoble, conductor Marc Minkowski


Unknown: Sara Mohr-Pietsch
Unknown: Dvorak Tempo
Unknown: St Martin
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Conductor: John Adams Tromba
Unknown: Gareth Bimson
Unknown: Martin Hurrell
Unknown: Bellini Torna
Unknown: Cecilia Bartoli
Piano: James Levine
Unknown: Emmanuel Pahud
Harpsichord: Trevor Pinnock
Cello: Jonathan Manson
Conductor: John Barbirolli
Conductor: Handel Tra
Unknown: Magdalena Kozena
Conductor: Marc Minkowski

: Classical Collection

With Sarah Walker.
Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending
Tasmin Little (violin), BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis
10.15 Tchaikovsky The Seasons (excerpts) Mikhail Pletnev (piano)
10.26 Sibelius Tapiola Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Herbert von Karajan
10.47 Froberger Lamentation Richard Egarr (harpsichord)
10.53 Haydn The Sixth Day (The Creation)
English Baroque Soloists, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
11.04 Copland The Red Pony Saint Louis
Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leonard Slatkin
11.29 Britten Nocturne
Recording recommended in Saturday's CD Review.


Unknown: Sarah Walker.
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Piano: Mikhail Pletnev
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Harpsichord: Richard Egarr
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
Raphael: Gerald Finley (bass)
Uriel: Michael Schade (tenor)

: Composer of the Week:Gyorgy Ligeti (1923-2006)

1/5. Donald Macleod and George Benjamin look at Ligeti and begin by focusing on his keyboard music. Musica ricercata No 1 Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano) Continuum Elisabeth Chojnacka (harpsichord)
Monument; Self-Portrait with Reich and Riley (and Chopin in the Background) (Three Pieces for Two Pianos Nos land2) Fredrik Ullen (pianos)
Study Nol (Harmonies) Zsigmond Szathmary (organ) Piano etudes (Book 1) Pierre-Laurent Aimard Producer Chris Barstow Repeated at 10pm
RT DIRECT: Gyorgy Ligeti Clear or Cloudy (4 CDs) is available for E24.00 including p&p. Send cheque payable to Selections. Address: [address removed]. Phone [number removed] (national rate), quoting [number removed], or visit www.selections.com/rtdirect


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: George Benjamin
Harpsichord: Elisabeth Chojnacka
Pianos: Fredrik Ullen
Producer: Chris Barstow
Unknown: Gyorgy Ligeti

: Afternoon on 3

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
Introduced from the Wigmore Hall in London by Sean Rafferty.
James Ehnes (violin), Andrew Armstrong (piano)
Leclair Violin Sonata in D, Op 9 No 3 Prokofiev Violin Sonata No 2, Op 94 Ravel Tzigane
Repeated on Saturday at 2pm
2.00 Man Volkov and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Jonathan Swain celebrates some of the highlights of Volkov and the orchestra's repertoire, which they have explored together since 2003. BBCSSO, conductor Nan Volkov
Haydn Symphony No 44 in E minor (Trauer)
2.25 Thomas Ades Tevof
2.55 Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor
Nelson Freire (piano)
3.30 Mahler Symphony No 6


Unknown: Sean Rafferty.
Violin: James Ehnes
Violin: Andrew Armstrong
Unknown: Jonathan Swain
Conductor: Nan Volkov
Unknown: Thomas Ades Tevof
Piano: Nelson Freire

: In Tune

Presented by Sean Rafferty.


Presented By: Sean Rafferty.

: Performance on 3

Petroc Trelawny introduces a concert celebrating the reopening of Belfast's newly restored Ulster Halls following two years of renovations.
Michael McHale (piano), Paul Whelan (baritone), Belfast Philharmonic Choir, Ulster Orchestra, conductor Kenneth Montgomery
Beethoven Overture: Consecration of the House Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini Brian Irvine Big Daddy Motorhead (first performance) Stanford Songs of the Fleet
Stravinsky Suite: The Firebird
Followed by music from alumni of Chetham's School of Music to celebrate its 40th anniversary, including Couperin's La Sophie , played by Sophie Yates.


Piano: Michael McHale
Piano: Paul Whelan
Conductor: Kenneth Montgomery
Unknown: La Sophie
Played By: Sophie Yates.

: Night Waves

Philip Dodd examines the comparative unpopularity in this country of French playwright Jean Racine as one of his plays opens in Britain. Producer Gavin Heard


Unknown: Philip Dodd
Unknown: Jean Racine

: Composer Of the Week

Repeated from 12 noon

: The Essay

The Mews
1/5. The Egg and the Chick. In a week of talks about falconer and her bird, the poet, writer and falconer Helen Macdonald rears and trains a female goshawk. Producer Tim Dee EMAIL: theessay@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Helen MacDonald
Producer: Tim Dee

: Jazz on 3

Highlights from a festival programmed by London's Loop Collective, which took place at the Vortex Jazz Club last month. With Jez Nelson. Producer Peggy Sutton


Unknown: Jez Nelson.
Producer: Peggy Sutton

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain.
Beethoven Piano Sonata in E flat, Op 31 No 3 1.23 Strauss FunfLieder 1.38 Schumann Piano Quintet in E minor, Op 44
2.09 Bartok Piano Concerto No 2 2.26 Schmelzer
Lamento sopra la morte Ferdinandi lll 2.43 Andras Szollosy Miserere a 6 voci (Psalm 51) 3.00 Saint-Saens Piano
Concerto No 2 in G minor 3.24 Schumann Piano Trio No 2 in Op 80 3.50 Weiss Prelude, Toccata and Allegro in G
3.59 Bersa Dramatic Overture, Op 25a 4.14 Haydn Piano Trio in E flat, H XV 10 4.25 Huygens Proba me Deus; Memor fui dierum antiquorum (Pathodia sacra) 4.31 Bach Largo (Trio Sonata in C, BWV529) 4.40 Billings Kittery: Cobham
4.43 Handel Bramo di trionfar' (Alcina) 4.50 Sarasate Zigeunerweisen , Op 20 5.00 Glinka Overture: Ruslan und Lyudmila 5.06 Rubinstein On an Airy Ocean, without Rudder or Sail (The Demon) 5.11 Purcell Sonata No 6 in G minor for two violins and continuo, Z807 5.18 Chopin Fantaisie-impromptu in C sharp minor, Op 66 5^4 Schubert Five German Dances with seven trios and coda, D90
5.39 Mozart Ch'io mi scordi dite... Non temer, amato bene, K505 5.50 Marenzio Giunto a la tomba (It quarto libro de madrigali) 6.01 Glazunov Mazurka in F sharp minor, Op 25 No 2 6.08 Taneyev Symphony No 4 in C minor
6.48 Vivaldi Recorder Concerto in C minor, RV441


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Andras Szollosy
Unknown: Bach Largo
Unknown: Handel Bramo
Unknown: Sarasate Zigeunerweisen
Unknown: Chopin Fantaisie-Impromptu
Unknown: Marenzio Giunto

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