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: Breakfast

Wake up to music, news and the occasional surprise, introduced by Rob Cowan.


Introduced By: Rob Cowan.

: Classical Collection

With Sarah Walker.
Wagner Pre/ude, Act 1: Lohengrin
Vienna PO, conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler
10.11 Wolf Morike Lieder (excerpts)
Peter Schreier (tenor), Karl Engel (piano)
10.22 Mendelssohn Overture: Camacho's Wedding Budapest PO, conductor Andras Korodi
10.30 Handel AhlSpietato (Amadigi di Gaula) Emma Kirkby (soprano), Brandenburg Consort , director Roy Goodman (organ)
10.37 Chausson Symphony in B flat Boston
Symphony Orchestra, conductor Charles Munch
11.09 Faure, arr Messaqer Souvenirs de Bayreuth Kathryn Stott and Martin Roscoe (piano)
11.13 Weber Wo berg'ich mich?... Komm denn, unser Leid (Euryanthe)
Dresden Staatskapelle, conductor Marek Janowski
11.32 Brahms Klavierstucke , Op 118
Recording recommended in Saturday's CD Review.


Unknown: Sarah Walker.
Conductor: Wilhelm Furtwangler
Tenor: Peter Schreier
Tenor: Karl Engel
Conductor: Andras Korodi
Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Soprano: Brandenburg Consort
Director: Roy Goodman
Conductor: Charles Munch
Conductor: Martin Roscoe
Conductor: Marek Janowski
Conductor: Brahms Klavierstucke
Lysiart: Tom Krause (bass)
Eglantine: Rita Hunter (mezzo)

: Composer of the Week:Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)

1/5. Donald Macleod is joined by scholar and harpsichordist Christopher Stembridge to discuss the life and works of Frescobaldi.
Canzona sopra Rugier (Canzoni da sonare)
Les Basses Réunies, conductor Bruno Cocset Josquin des Prez Kyrie (Mass: Hercules dux
Ferrariae) Hilliard Ensemble , director Paul Hillier Luzzaschl 0 doicezzamarissime d'Amore (Madrigals, 1601) Musica Secreta Grandi 0 guam tupulchra es
Henri Ledroit (countertenor), Ricercar Consort
Monteverdi Cruda Amarilli (Madrigali, quinto libro) Concerto Italiano, director Rinaldo Alessandrini
De Macque Prime stravaganze Gesualdo Gagliarda Mayone Toccata Quarta
Christopher Stembridge (harpsichord)
Frescobaldi Three madrigals (Madrigali, primo libro) Concerto Italiano, director Rinaldo Alessandrini Two fantasias (Fantasie, primo libro) Liuwe Tamminga (organ)
G Gabrieli Canzon La Spiritata Frescobaldi Canzon a 8 His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts Producer Chris Barstow Repeated at 10pm
RT DIRECT: Frescobaldi: Toccatas and Partitas (2 CDs) played by harpsichordist Roberto Loreggian , is available for E7.99 including p&p. To order please send a cheque, payable to Selections to: [address removed] or call the orderline on [number removed] (national rate), or visit www.selections.com/rtdirect and quote ref [number removed]. UK delivery only


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Harpsichordist: Christopher Stembridge
Conductor: Bruno Cocset
Unknown: Hilliard Ensemble
Director: Paul Hillier
Unknown: Musica Secreta
Unknown: Henri Ledroit
Unknown: Ricercar Consort
Unknown: Monteverdi Cruda Amarilli
Director: Rinaldo Alessandrini
Unknown: Gesualdo Gagliarda
Unknown: Mayone Toccata Quarta
Harpsichord: Christopher Stembridge
Director: Rinaldo Alessandrini
Unknown: Liuwe Tamminga
Unknown: G Gabrieli
Producer: Chris Barstow
Harpsichordist: Roberto Loreggian

: Afternoon on 3Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

A recital by cellist Jean-Guihen Oueyras and pianist Alexandre Tharaud , live from London's
Wigmore Hall in London. With Fiona Talkington.
Weber Three Little Pieces, Op 11
Brahms Cello Sonata No 1 in E minor, Op 38 Debussy La plus que lente Berg Four Pieces, Op 5 Debussy Cello Sonata
2.00 St Petersburg Conservatory
A week of programmes celebrating the rich legacy of the St Petersburg Conservatory. With Louise Fryer. Shchedrin Concerto No I (Naughty Limericks) Tchaikovsky Ballet: The Nutcracker (excerpts)
Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, conductor Valery Gergiev
2.35 Brahms String Quartet No 3 in B flat, Op 67 Atrium Quartet
3.15 Rimsky-Korsakov Sheherazade Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, conductor Valery Gergiev
4.00 Tchaikovsky String Quartet No 2 in F, Op 22 Atrium Quartet


Unknown: Jean-Guihen Oueyras
Pianist: Alexandre Tharaud
Unknown: Fiona Talkington.
Unknown: Louise Fryer.
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Conductor: Valery Gergiev

: In Tune

Presented by Sean Rafferty.


Presented By: Sean Rafferty.

: Performance on 3

A concert recorded at Belfast's Ulster Hall, introduced by Petroc Trelawny .
Ronald Brautigam (piano), Ulster Orchestra, conductor Tuomas Ollila-Hannikainen Weber Overture: Oberon
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 5 in E flat (Emperor) Stanford Symphony No 5 in D (L'allegro ed ilpenseroso) Plus a look at recordings of Beethoven's violin sonatas in the BBC archives.


Introduced By: Petroc Trelawny
Piano: Ronald Brautigam
Conductor: Tuomas Ollila-Hannikainen

: Night Waves

Matthew Sweet and historian Ronald Hutton discuss the history of the Druids in Britain. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: Matthew Sweet
Unknown: Ronald Hutton
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Composer of the Week

Rptd from 12 noon

: The Essay: A Laureate's Life

1/5. Five programmes in which poets laureate discuss their work. Today Charles Simic discusses the journey from his childhood in Yugoslavia to the laureateship of the United States of America. Producer Chris Ledgard EMAIL: theessay9ibbc.co.uk


Unknown: Charles Simic
Producer: Chris Ledgard

: Jazz on 3

Jez Nelson presents music by London's fastest-rising talent, including trio Blink and saxophonist Sam Crockatt and his guartet. Producer Peggy Sutton


Unknown: Sam Crockatt
Producer: Peggy Sutton

: Through the Night

Presented by Jonathan Swain. Dring Sister, Awake; Ah, How Sweet It Is to Love!; I Feed a Flame within; The Reconcilement; Fantasy Sonata; A Bay in Anglesey; Holding the Night; Frosty Night 1.40 Lindblad
String Quartet No 3 in C 2.16 Lie Symphony in A minor
2.49 Chausson Pavane and Forlane (Quelques danses, Op 26) 3.00 Rachmaninov The Bells, Op 35 3.39 Bizet L'Arlésienne: Suite No 3.57 Vallet Carillon de village
4.00 Rung Chime, You Bells 4.02 Cantieni II sain da not 4.04 Sibelius The Bells of Kallio Church, Op 56b
4.07 Purcell Rejoice in the Lord Alway (Bell Anthem)
4.15 Delibes Bell Song (Lakme) 4.24 Saint-Sains Danse macabre, Op 40 4.31 Debussy La cathédrale engloutie (Preludes, Book 1) 4.37 Prokofiev Suite:
Lieutenant Kije 5.00 Praetorius Renaissance Concerto
5.00 Wagensell Trombone Concerto in E flat
5.05 Mozart Adagio and Fugue in C minor, K546
5.23 Hidas Adagio 5.35 Kodaly Four Italian Madrigals
5.47 Byrd, after Dowland Pavana lachrimae
5.55 Handel Music for the Royal Fireworks 6.17 Paclus Overture: The Hunt of King Charles 6.25
Sibelius Pensees lyriques, Op 40 6.44 Hummel String Trio in G


Presented By: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Saint-Sains Danse
Unknown: Dowland Pavana
Unknown: Handel Music
Unknown: Sibelius Pensees

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