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: Breakfast

With Sara Mohr-Pietsch . Wide-ranging music to begin the day, from Elgar to Ellington, Mozart to Makeba.


Unknown: Sara Mohr-Pietsch

: Classical Collection

Sarah Walker. Telemann Overture in D, TWV55: D19 English
Concert, director Trevor Pinnock (harpsichord)
10.27 Britten War Requiem (excerpt) Christine Brewer (soprano), Anthony Dean Griffey (tenor),
Gerald Finley (baritone), Tiffin Boys' Choir, London Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra/Kurt Masur
10.44 Haydn Symphony No 33 in B flat Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood
11.07 Bach Christmas Oratorio (excerpts)
Eberhard Biichner (tenor), Leipzig Radio Choir, Ludwig Guttler Trumpet Ensemble, Dresden Staatskapelle, conductor Peter Schreier
11.21 Dvorak Slavonic Dance, Op 46 No 8 Wind Soloists of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe
11.26 Albinoni Concerto in F, Op 9 No 3
Anthony Camden and Julia Girdwood (oboes),
London Virtuosi, director John Georgiadis (violin)
11.37 Shostakovich Piano Concerto No 2, Op 102 New York Philharmonic Orchestra, director Leonard Bernstein (piano)


Unknown: Sarah Walker.
Harpsichord: Trevor Pinnock
Soprano: Christine Brewer
Soprano: Anthony Dean Griffey
Baritone: Gerald Finley
Director: Christopher Hogwood
Tenor: Eberhard Biichner
Conductor: Peter Schreier
Oboes: Julia Girdwood
Violin: John Georgiadis
Piano: Leonard Bernstein

: Composer of the Week: Elgar

5/5. Donald Macleod and Stephen Johnson conclude their exploration of the landscapes that influenced Elgar and his music.
Pomp and Circumstance March No 5 in C Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conductor Alexander Gibson
Symphony No 1 in A flat (2nd and 3rd mvts) LSO, conductor Colin Davis
Nursery Suite Ulster Orchestra, conductor Bryden Thomson Repeated at 10pm


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Stephen Johnson
Conductor: Alexander Gibson
Conductor: Colin Davis
Conductor: Bryden Thomson

: Afternoon on 3

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
The last of this week's four concerts featuring violinists performing at LSO St Luke's in London.
Alina Ibragimova (violin), Cedric Tiberghien (piano) Mozart Violin Sonata in F, K377 Szymanowski Myths, Op 30
Beethoven Violin Sonata in G, Op 96
2.00 Handel Opera Cycle Handel Tamerlano (Act 3)
English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
3.10 Shakespeare and McCabe
Tchaikovsky Fantasy Overture: Romeo and Juliet BBC Philharmonic, conductor Gianandrea Noseda McCabe Arthur Pendragon : Ballet Suite No 1 BBCSSO, conductor Christopher Austin
4.05 Jaakko Mantyjarvi Shakespeare Songs BBC Singers, conductor James Weeks
Prokofiev Violin Concerto No 2 Alina Ibragimova , BBC NOW, conductor Jac van Steen


Violin: Cedric Tiberghien
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
Conductor: McCabe Arthur Pendragon
Conductor: Christopher Austin
Unknown: Alina Ibragimova
Conductor: Jac van Steen
Tameriano: Monica Bacelli (contralto)
Bajazet: Tom Randle (tenor)
Asteria: Elizabeth Norberg-Schiilz (soprano)
Andronico: Graham Pushee (countertenor)
Irene: Anna Bonitatibus (mezzo)
Leone: Antonio Abete (bass)

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty presents a selection of music, with studio guests and a round-up of news from the arts world.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

In tonight's concert the City of Birmingham
Symphony Orchestra explores some of the ways in which composers over the years have taken Bach's music as a starting-point for works of their own. Presented by Ian Skelly.
Isabelle van Keulen (violin), Jonathan Holland (trumpet), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andris Nelsons
Bach, orch Elgar Fantasia and Fugue in C minor Berg Violin Concerto
Arvo Part Concerto Piccolo on B-A-C-H
Brahms Symphony No 4 in E minor
Followed by more from a week-long focus on Youth Orchestras from Britain and abroad.
National Youth Orchestra of Canada, conductor Jacques Lacombe
Beethoven Symphony No 5 in C minor


Presented By: Ian Skelly.
Violin: Jonathan Holland
Conductor: Andris Nelsons
Conductor: Jacques Lacombe

: The Verb

Ian McMillan talks to National Poet of Wales Gillian
Clarke about her latest collection of poems, and to Zimbabwean novelist Brian Chikwava , author of the acclaimed Harare North and a brand-new short story written specially for the programme. Producer Laura Thomas


Talks: Ian McMillan
Unknown: Brian Chikwava
Producer: Laura Thomas

: Composer of the Week

Rptd from 12 noon

: The Essay: Henry - King of Kings

5/5. Suzannah Lipscomb , research curator at Hampton Court Palace, focuses on 1536, a year that saw the death of Henry VIII 's only son and the execution of Anne Boleyn for adultery.


Unknown: Suzannah Lipscomb
Unknown: Henry Viii
Unknown: Anne Boleyn

: World on 3

Mary Ann Kennedy introduces world music sounds, plus folk, gospel and blues. Producer Roger Short


Introduces: Mary Ann Kennedy
Producer: Roger Short

: Through the Night

With John Shea. Fanny Mendelssohn Lied (Larghetto); Wanderlied (Presto) (Songs without Words, Op 8 Nos 3 and 4) 1.17 Mendelssohn String Symphony No 8 in D
1.50 Moscheles La Caite, Op 851.59 Mendelssohn String Symphony No 9 in C minor 2.27 Liszt Csardas obstine 2.31 Mendelssohn String Symphony No 12 in G minor 2.51 Schumann Sechs Fugen uber BACH, Op 60: No 3 in G minor; No 5 in F 3.00 Telemann Grand Motet: Deus judicium tuum regi da (Psalm 71)
3.22 Manfredini Symphony No 10 in E minor
3.31 Handel Sonata in F, Op I No 5, HWV363a 3.40 Bach Fuga ricercata No 2 (Musikalisches Opfer )
3.50 Tye Omnes gentes, plaudite 3.56 Chadwick Symphony No 2 in B flat, Op 21 4.33 Meulemans Five Piano pieces 4.53 Mozart 10 ti lascio, KA245;
Manner suchen stets zu naschen, K433 5.00 Boehm Nel cor piu non mi sento, Op 4 5.12 Donizetti Grande offertorio in D 5.19 Bizet Au fond du temple saint (The Pearl Fishers) 5.25 Tinel Overture: Polyeucte
5.43 Janacek Piano Sonata in E flat minor (From the Street) 5.55 Catalani Aria: Ebben? Ne andro Lontana (La Wally) 5.59 Vivaldi Sonata a guattro in C for two oboes, bassoon and continuo 6.11 Goldberg Sonata in C minor for two violins, viola and continuo
6.24 Bourdon Elegiac poem for cello and orchestra
6.30 Fesch Concerto in E, Op 5 No 6
6.41 Bach Cantata No 4: Christ lag in Todesbanden


Unknown: John Shea.
Unknown: Liszt Csardas
Unknown: Schumann Sechs Fugen
Unknown: Bach Fuga
Unknown: Musikalisches Opfer
Unknown: Boehm Nel
Unknown: Donizetti Grande
Unknown: Bourdon Elegiac

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