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: Breakfast

Presented by Rob Cowan. Music includes:
7.00-8.30: Delius On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Daniel Barenboim
Mozart Rondo in C, K373 Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, director David Oistrakh (violin)
Borodin In the Steppes of Central Asia Czech
Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Karel Ancerl
8.30-10.00: Faure Nocturne No 6 in D flat, Op 63 Paul Crossley (piano)
Berlioz Queen Mab Scherzo (Romeo and Juliet) New York PO, conductor Leonard Bernstein Bartok Three Duos
Andras Keller and Janos Pilz (violins)


Presented By: Rob Cowan.
Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
Conductor: Mozart Rondo
Violin: David Oistrakh
Conductor: Karel Ancerl
Piano: Paul Crossley
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Unknown: Andras Keller
Violins: Janos Pilz

: Classical Collection

Presented by Sarah Walker.
Haydn Symphony No 29 in E Northern Chamber Orchestra, conductor Nicholas Ward
10.20 Victoria Aestimatus sum; Sepulto domino (Tenebrae Responses for Holy Saturday)
Pro Cantione Antiqua , director Bruno Turner
10.28 Wagner Good Friday Music (Parsifal) Houston Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leopold Stokowski
10.40 Biber The Crucifixion (Mystery Sonatas) John Holloway (violin), Davitt Moroney (harpsichord), Tragicomedia
10.51 Vanhal Symphony in G minor
London Mozart Players, conductor Matthias Bamert
11.11 Anon Miserere Coro de Bonnanaro, Sardinia
11.13 Gesualdo Miserere mei, Deus Hilliard Ensemble
11.23 Walton Belshazzar 's Feast
Thomas Hampson (baritone), Cleveland
Orchestra Chorus, City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle


Presented By: Sarah Walker.
Conductor: Nicholas Ward
Conductor: Victoria Aestimatus
Unknown: Cantione Antiqua
Director: Bruno Turner
Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Violin: John Holloway
Violin: Davitt Moroney
Conductor: Matthias Bamert
Unknown: Walton Belshazzar
Baritone: Thomas Hampson
Conductor: Simon Rattle

: Composer of the Week: Piazzolla

5/5. Donald Macleod reveals how the prolific
Piazzolla brought tango music from the bordellos of Buenos Aires to an international audience.
Astor Piazzolla La Camorra 11 Performed by the composer (bandoneon) with Fernando Suarez Paz (violin), Pablo Ziegler (piano),
Horacio Malvicino (electric guitar), Hector Console (bass) Le Grand Tango
Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Kathryn Stott (piano) Despertar Performed by the composer (bandoneon) with the Kronos Quartet
Tristezas de un doble A Performed by the composer (bandoneon) with Fernando Suarez Paz (violin), Pablo Ziegler (piano), Horacio Malvicino (guitar), Hector Console (bass) Repeated at 10pm


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Fernando Suarez
Violin: Pablo Ziegler
Piano: Horacio Malvicino
Cello: Kathryn Stott
Violin: Fernando Suarez Paz
Violin: Pablo Ziegler
Piano: Horacio Malvicino

: Afternoon on 3

With Louise Fryer.
Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
Britten Sinfonia
Purcell, ed Britten Chacony in G minor Adam Walacinski Little Autumn Music John Woolrich Quiddities
Schoenberg Verklarte Nacht, Op 4
2.00 St John Passion Bach St John Passion
Katherine Fuge (soprano), Robin Blaze (countertenor), Jeremy Budd , Nicholas Mulroy (tenor), Matthew Brook (baritone), Monteverdi Choir, English
Baroque Soloists, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
4.00 Liszt Ce qu'on en tend sur la montagne
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Gianandrea Noseda Kenneth Leighton Crucifixus pro nobis, Op 38 Richard Pearce (organ), BBC Singers, conductor Stephen Cleobury


Unknown: Louise Fryer.
Unknown: Britten Sinfonia
Unknown: Britten Chacony
Unknown: Adam Walacinski
Soprano: Robin Blaze
Unknown: Jeremy Budd
Tenor: Nicholas Mulroy
Tenor: Matthew Brook
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Unknown: Kenneth Leighton
Unknown: Richard Pearce
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Evangelist: Mark Padmore (tenor)
Christus: Peter Harvey (baritone)

: In Tune

Presented by Sean Rafferty.


Presented By: Sean Rafferty.

: Performance on 3

King's Easter Festival
From the Chapel of King's College,
Cambridge, Stephen Cleobury conducts the BBC Singers in music for Good Friday.
Guy Johnston (cello), Daniel Hyde (organ), BBC Singers, conductor Stephen Cleobury
Poulenc Quatre motets pour un temps de penitence Alain Trois danses
Judith Bingham See and Keep Silent (first performance)
Marcel Landowski Lecons de tenebres Including at 7.50 Twenty Minutes
Alison Brackenbury reads her new poem inspired by John de Critz 's portrait of Tudor spymaster Sir Francis Walsingham.


Unknown: Stephen Cleobury
Cello: Guy Johnston
Cello: Daniel Hyde
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Unknown: Judith Bingham
Unknown: Marcel Landowski
Unknown: Alison Brackenbury
Unknown: John de Critz
Unknown: Sir Francis Walsingham.

: The Verb

Ian McMillan is joined by singer/songwriter Polly Scattergood and Booker Prize-winner Aravind Adiga , who previews his forthcoming novel
Between the Assassinations. Producer Laura Thomas


Unknown: Ian McMillan
Songwriter: Polly Scattergood
Unknown: Aravind Adiga
Producer: Laura Thomas

: Composer of the Week

Repeated from 12 noon

: Belief

5/5. Former Prime Minister Tony Blair, who recently converted to Catholicism, is Joan Bakewell's final guest in this series of discussions of the nature and meaning of personal faith and beliefs.


Guest: Tony Blair
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: World on 3

Charlie Gillett introduces a session by the band
Radio Kijada. Led by Peruvian percussionist Rodolfo Munoz and DJ Christoph Mueller of the Gotan project, the band blends Afro-Peruvian roots sounds with contemporary electronics. Producer Roger Short


Introduces: Charlie Gillett
Unknown: Rodolfo Munoz
Unknown: Christoph Mueller
Producer: Roger Short

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain.
Victoria Officium Hebdomadae Sanctae (excerpts)
Guerrero Nino Dios d'amor herido Victoria 0 vos omnes La Colombina 2.06 Mozart Symphony No 25 in G minor, K183 2.27 Beethoven Piano Sonata in C minor, Op 111
2.53 Rachmaninov Vocalise, Op 34 No 14 3.00 Wagner Overture: Rienzi 3.15 Schubert Die Burgschaft, D246
3.33 Valerius Engels Malsims 3.35 Sweelinck Malle Symen 3.38 Willan Symphony No 2 in C minor, B74
4.21 Abel Trio in F 4.31 Schumann Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op 26 4.52 Verdi Sinfonia: Giovanna DArco
5.00 Rossini Overture: Ultaliana in Algeri 5.09 CPE Bach Flute Sonata in G. Wq133 5.17 Tchaikovsky Three Songs, Op 6 5.29 Weber Konzertstuck in F minor, Op 79 5.46 Uszt Après une lecture de Dante (Fantasia quasi sonata)
6.05 Zelenka Lamentations for Holy Saturday
6.31 Schiplzky Elegy 6.37 Hidas Harpsichord Concerto
6.51 Quinault Overture and Dances (Le Nouveau Monde)


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.

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