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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.
Haydn Symphony No 31 in D (Horn Signal) (1st mvt) Dennis Brain (horn) and orchestra, conducted by Jack Westrup
10.04 Handel Concerto Grosso in F, Op 3 No 4 Ferenc Liszt CO, conductor Janos Rolla
10.16 Honegger Symphony No 3 (Liturgique)
Concertqebouw Orchestra, conductor Mariss Jansons
10.46 Couperin Concert Royal No 1
Barthold Kuijken (flute), Jurg Schaftlein (oboe), Milan Turkovic (bassoon), Sigiswald Kuijken and Wieland Kuijken (bass viols), Robert Kohnen (harpsichord)
11.00 Handel V'adoro, pupille (Giulio Cesare ) Joan Sutherland (soprano), New Symphony
Orchestra of London, conductor Richard Bonynge
11.06 Louis Andriessen Anachronie II Han de Vries (oboe), Netherlands Ballet Orchestra, conductor Howard Williams
11.21 Haydn Symphony No 31 in D (Horn Signal)
Orchestra of St Luke's, conductor Charles Mackerras


Unknown: James Jolly.
Horn: Dennis Brain
Conducted By: Jack Westrup
Conductor: Janos Rolla
Conductor: Mariss Jansons
Flute: Jurg Schaftlein
Bassoon: Sigiswald Kuijken
Harpsichord: Robert Kohnen
Unknown: Giulio Cesare
Soprano: Joan Sutherland
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Conductor: Howard Williams
Conductor: Charles MacKerras

: Composer of the Week: Handel

5/5. Donald Macleod discusses Handel's late burst of masterpieces that followed difficult times. Solomon (excerpts)
Joan Rodgers (soprano), Della Jones and Carolyn Watkinson (mezzos), Monteverdi Choir, English
Baroque Soloists, conductor John Eliot Gardiner Bane of Virtue (Theodora, Act 1)
Lorraine Hunt Lieberson (mezzo), Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, conductor Harry Bicket Angels Ever Bright and Fair (Theodora, Act 1)
Susan Bickley (mezzo), Paul Agnew (tenor), Gabrieli Consort and Players, conductor Paul McCreesh As with Rosy Steps (Theodora, Act 1)
Lorraine Hunt Lieberson (mezzo), Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, conductor Harry Bicket How Dark , 0 Lord, Are Thy Decrees! (Jephtha,
Act 2 Scene 4) Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, conductor John Eliot Gardiner Repeated at 10pm


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Soprano: Joan Rodgers
Soprano: Della Jones
Soprano: Carolyn Watkinson
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Unknown: Lorraine Hunt Lieberson
Conductor: Harry Bicket
Unknown: Susan Bickley
Tenor: Paul Agnew
Tenor: Gabrieli Consort
Conductor: Paul McCreesh
Unknown: Lorraine Hunt Lieberson
Conductor: Harry Bicket
Conductor: How Dark
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner

: Afternoon on 3

With Jonathan Swain.
Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
Highlights from Music@>Menlo 2008. Schubert Octet in F, D803
Anthony McGill (clarinet), Dennis Godburn (bassoon), William VerMeulen (horn), Arnaud Sussmann and Jorja Fleezanis (violins), Hsin-Yun Huang (viola), Andres Diaz (cello), DaXun Zhang (double bass)


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Clarinet: Anthony McGill
Clarinet: Dennis Godburn
Horn: William Vermeulen
Horn: Arnaud Sussmann
Violins: Jorja Fleezanis
Violins: Hsin-Yun Huang
Cello: Andres Diaz
Cello: Daxun Zhang

: Handel Opera Cycle

Handel GiuliO Cesare in Egitto: Act 3 For cast see yesterday
3.05 Chopin Piano Concerto No 2 in F minor Louis Lortie , BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Michel Dworzynski Schumann Dichterliebe , Op 48 Jonathan Lemalu (baritone), Michael Hampton (piano)


Unknown: Giulio Cesare
Unknown: Louis Lortie
Conductor: Michel Dworzynski
Conductor: Schumann Dichterliebe
Baritone: Jonathan Lemalu
Piano: Michael Hampton

: Bartok

Viola Concerto
Maxim Rysanov , BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Benjamin Ellin Gerhard Don Quixote
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis


Unknown: Maxim Rysanov
Conductor: Benjamin Ellin
Conductor: Gerhard Don Quixote
Conductor: Andrew Davis

: In Tune

Presented by Sean Rafferty.


Presented By: Sean Rafferty.

: Handel Week: Performance on 3

While composing the oratorio Jephtha Handel began to lose his sight, a fact that may go some way towards explaining why it's such a heartfelt and dramatic work. This performance was given on Tuesday as part of the London Handel Festival. Presented by Catherine Bott.
Sarah Tynan and Rhona McKail (sopranos), Charlotte Hellekant (mezzo), lestyn Davies
(countertenor), John Mark Ainsley (tenor), Derek Welton (baritone), London Handel Singers and Orchestra, conductor Laurence Cummings Handel Jephtha
In the interval, Sarah Walker visits London's Handel House Museum and its exhibition.


Unknown: Jephtha Handel
Presented By: Catherine Bott.
Presented By: Sarah Tynan
Sopranos: Rhona McKail
Tenor: John Mark Ainsley
Tenor: Derek Welton
Conductor: Laurence Cummings
Conductor: Handel Jephtha
Unknown: Sarah Walker

: The Verb

Andrew Motion reflects on his time as Poet
Laureate as he prepares to step down from the post after ten years and publishes his last collection of poems as Laureate, The Cinder Path. In conversation with Ian McMillan he discusses what the future holds for him, and for the office of Poet Laureate itself. Producer Laura Thomas


Unknown: Ian McMillan
Producer: Laura Thomas

: Composer of the Week

Repeated from 12 noon

: The Essay: The Great and Good Mr Handel

5/5. Handel and Nationality. Suzanne Aspden explores Handel's uncanny ability to absorb musical and cultural influences.


Unknown: Suzanne Aspden

: World on 3

A session by singer and fiddle player Sara Watkins , formerly a member of American progressive bluegrass band Nickel Creek, who is now releasing a solo album produced by John Paul Jones. With Mary Ann Kennedy. Producer Roger Short


Unknown: Sara Watkins
Produced By: John Paul Jones.
Unknown: Mary Ann Kennedy.
Producer: Roger Short

: Through the Night

Presented by Susan Sharpe. Bax The Garden ofFand
Finzl Intimations of Immortality, Op 29 1.58 Pilkington Rest. Sweet Nymphs 2.02 Wilbye Weepe, Mine Eyes
Morley Now Is the Month of Maying 2.08 Elqar Violin Concerto in B minor 3.00 Reicha Oboe Quintet in F Op 107
3.29 Mihul Symphony No I in G minor 3.56 Wilms Rondo-Polonaise in D 4.03 Krasa Overture for chamber orchestra 4.09 Groneman Sonata in G for two ffutes 4.18 CPE Bach Wer ist so würdig als du, Wq222
4.23 JM Bach Es ist ein grosser Gewinn 4.27 Corelll Trio Sonata in C minor, Op 1 No 8 4.34 Paqaninl, after Rossini Moses fantaisie 4.43 Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Capriccio diabolico, Op 85 4.52 Sorkocevic Symphony No 4 in F 5.00 Abel Symphony in A, Op 10 No 6
5.13 Benjamin Overture to an Italian comedy
5.20 Gershwin Three Preludes 5.28 Liszt Les preludes 5.45 Liszt Transcendental Study No 5 in B flat (Feux follets) S.49 Schubert Aufdem Wasser zu singen, D774 5.53 Carlton Calm Was the air (The Triumphs of Oriana) 5.57 Sven-David Sandstrom A New Heaven and a New Earth 6.06 Lindberq Piano Quartet 6.31 Sibelius Suite: Rakastava
6.44 Haydn Trumpet Concerto in E flat, H Vile 1


Presented By: Susan Sharpe.

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