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: Handel Week: Breakfast

Sara Mohr-Pietsch invites listeners to contact the programme with their favourite moments from Handel's prolific output.


Unknown: Sara Mohr-Pietsch

: Classical Collection

With James Jolly.
Mendelssohn Overture; Nocturne; Scherzo
(A Midsummer Night's Dream) Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Eduard van Beinum
10.23 Handel Concerto Grosso in G, Op 3 No 3 Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
10.32 Bach Partita in C minor, BWV826 Gustav Leonhardt (harpsichord)
10.47 Handel For unto Us a Child Is Bom (Messiah) Beecham Choral Society, RPO, conductor Thomas Beecham
10.51 Sweelinck Fantasia chromatica Christopher Herrick (organ); Hexachord Fantasia Robert Woolley (organ); Echo Fantasia Masaaki Suzuki (organ)
11.20 Beethoven Symphony No 2 in D
Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Eugen Jochum


Unknown: James Jolly.
Conductor: Eduard van Beinum
Unknown: St Martin
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Conductor: Bach Partita
Harpsichord: Gustav Leonhardt
Conductor: Thomas Beecham
Conductor: Sweelinck Fantasia
Unknown: Christopher Herrick
Unknown: Robert Woolley
Unknown: Masaaki Suzuki
Conductor: Eugen Jochum

: Composer of the Week: Handel

2/5. Donald Macleod describes Handel's role in the birth of the English oratorio.
Esther (excerpts) Lynda Russell (soprano), Tom Randle (tenor), Michael George (bass),
The Sixteen, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, conductor Harry Christophers Deborah (Act 3, excerpts) Yvonne Kenny
(soprano), Susan Gritton (mezzo), James Bowman (countertenor), Michael George (bass), Oxford
New College Choir, director Edward Higginbottom , The King's Consort, conductor Robert King
Athalia, Act 1 Scene 3 Joan Sutherland (soprano), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor), David Thomas (bass), Oxford New College Choir, Academy of Ancient Music, conductor Christopher Hogwood Repeated at 10pm


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Soprano: Lynda Russell
Tenor: Tom Randle
Tenor: Michael George
Conductor: Harry Christophers
Soprano: Yvonne Kenny
Soprano: Susan Gritton
Unknown: James Bowman
Bass: Michael George
Director: Edward Higginbottom
Conductor: Robert King
Soprano: Joan Sutherland
Tenor: Anthony Rolfe Johnson
Tenor: David Thomas
Conductor: Christopher Hogwood

: Afternoon on 3

With Jonathan Swain.
Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
Performances from last year's Music@Menlo chamber music festival, in northern California.
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 4 in G, BWV1049 Demarre McGill and Sooyun Kim (flutes), Erin Keefe , Arnaud Sussmann and Adam Barnett-Hart (violins), Hsin-Yun Huang (viola), Laurence Lesser (cello), DaXun Zhang (double bass), Kenneth Cooper (harpsichord) Prokofiev Overture on Hebrew Themes
Anthony McGill (clarinet), Jorja Fleezanis and Ian Swensen (violins), Paul Neubauer (viola), David Finckel (cello), Anna Polonsky (piano)
Brahms Horn Trio in E flat, Op 40 William VerMeulen (horn), Jorja Fleezanis (violin), Derek Han (piano)
2.00 Exiles
Sibelius Suite: Karelia BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Pietari Inkinen
Martinu Rhapsody Concerto Steven Burnard (viola), BBC Philharmonic, conductor Tomas Netopil
2.35 Stravinsky Symphony in three movements BBCSO, conductor Andrew Davis
Britten Diversions for piano and orchestra, Op 21 Steven Osborne , BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Nan Volkov
3.15 Walton Cello Concerto
Peter Wispelwey , BBCSSO, conductor Han Volkov Rachmaninov Three Symphonic Dances, Op 45 BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Takuo Yuasa


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Demarre McGill
Flutes: Sooyun Kim
Flutes: Erin Keefe
Flutes: Arnaud Sussmann
Violins: Adam Barnett-Hart
Viola: Hsin-Yun Huang
Viola: Laurence Lesser
Cello: Daxun Zhang
Bass: Kenneth Cooper
Clarinet: Anthony McGill
Clarinet: Jorja Fleezanis
Clarinet: Ian Swensen
Violins: Paul Neubauer
Viola: David Finckel
Cello: Anna Polonsky
Horn: William Vermeulen
Horn: Jorja Fleezanis
Violin: Derek Han
Conductor: Pietari Inkinen
Conductor: Martinu Rhapsody
Viola: Steven Burnard
Conductor: Tomas Netopil
Conductor: Stravinsky Symphony
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Unknown: Steven Osborne
Conductor: Nan Volkov
Unknown: Peter Wispelwey
Conductor: Han Volkov
Conductor: Takuo Yuasa

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty with music, guests and arts news.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Handel Week: Performance on 3

A concert on the 250th anniversary of Handel's death, from Westminster Abbey.
Ailish Tynan (soprano), Sarah Connolly (mezzo), Paul Agnew (tenor), Jonathan Lemalu (bass-baritone), Westminster Abbey Choir, St James 's Baroque, conductor James O'Donnell Handel Messiah (Part


Soprano: Ailish Tynan
Soprano: Sarah Connolly
Tenor: Paul Agnew
Tenor: Jonathan Lemalu
Unknown: St James
Conductor: James O'Donnell
Conductor: Handel Messiah

: Twenty Minutes: The Mouth of the Lord

A discussion about the real meaning of Handel's Messiah text. With Richard Coles , Simon Heighes and Ruth Smith.


Unknown: Richard Coles
Unknown: Simon Heighes
Unknown: Ruth Smith.

: Handel

Messiah (Parts 2 and 3)

: Composer of the Week

Rptd from 12 noon

: The Essay: The Great and Good Mr Handel

2/5. Handel and Relationships. Ellen T Harris explores Handel's relationships. Socially he was quite the bon viveur. and his professional associations could be wrecked by his explosive temper. Although little is known about his romantic life, in his music he was a wry and passionate observer of the human heart.

: Late Junction

Verity Sharp presents Atom TM's romantic take on white noise, the drums and vocals of Wildbirds and Peacedrums, traditional folk songs performed by Shirley Collins , and Japanese 8bit music from YMCK. EMAIL: late.junction@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Shirley Collins

: Through the Night

Presented by Susan Sharpe. Sequentia perform a programme of medieval troubadour music by Arnaut Daniel , Bertran de Born, Peire d'Alvernhe, Giraut de
Bornelh, Folquet de Marseille and Aimeric de Peguilhan.
2.09 Gounod Overture: Mireille 2.17 Milhaud Suite: The Globe-trotter 2.35 Ravel Tzigane
2.46 Debussy, arr Trayanov Clair de lune (Suite bergamasque) 2.51 Debussy Première rapsodie
3.00 Franck Symphony in D minor 3.40 Aulin
String Quartet in F 4.06 Schumann Arabeske in C, Op 18 4.13 Mozart (attrib) Adagio-Allegro in E flat, KAnhC1707 4.23 CPE Bach Cantata: Heilig, Wq217
4.30 Hellendaal Cello Sonata in G, Op 5 No 1
4.39 Sweelinck Timor Domini 4.42 Benoit 0 sacrum convivium: Tantum ergo 4.47 De Vocht In Exile
5.00 Satie, arr Goto Je te veux 5.05 Bouf Grand Duo, Op 2 No 1 5.20 Kodaly Adagio 5.30 O'Carolan Carolan's draught Salzedo Tango 5.34 Stravinsky
Concerto in E flat (Dumbarton Oaks) 5.49 Anon Ktozo tej dobie 5.53 Vivaldi Concerto in C for two trumpets, RV537 6.00 Cavalli 0 mio core (Giasone) 6.02 Verdi Tardo per gli anni, e tremulo (Attila) 6.09 Martinu Three Madrigals 6.25 Biber Trio Sonatain E minor
Sterkel Viola Duet No 3 6.35 Lotti Sonata in F (Echo Sonata) 6.45 Mozart Bei Männern (Die Zauberf/öte)
6.49 Handel Trio Sonata in G minor


Presented By: Susan Sharpe.
Music By: Arnaut Daniel
Unknown: Trayanov Clair
Unknown: Franck Symphony

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