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: Breakfast

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


Introduced By: Rob Cowan.

: Classical Collection

introduced by Sarah Walker.
Brahms Em deutsches Requiem
Harolyn Blackwell (soprano), David Wilson -
Johnson (baritone), London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Andre Previn
11.07 Bizet Jeux d'enfants
Katia and Marielle Labeque (piano)
11.29 Wagner Inbrunst im Herzen; Das sah ich ihn (Tannhauser)
Lauritz Melchior (tenor), London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Albert Coates Elsa's Dream (Lohengrin)
Birgit Nilsson (soprano), Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Leopold Ludwig
DerAugen leuchtendes Paar (Die Walkure) John Tomlinson (bass), Bayreuth Festival Orchestra, conductor Daniel Barenboim


Introduced By: Sarah Walker.
Soprano: David Wilson
Conductor: Andre Previn
Piano: Wagner Inbrunst
Tenor: Lauritz Melchior
Conductor: Albert Coates
Soprano: Birgit Nilsson
Conductor: Leopold Ludwig
Bass: John Tomlinson
Conductor: Daniel Barenboim

: Composer of the Week: Frescobaldi

2/5. Donald Macleod and Christopher Stembridge explore Frescobaldi's keyboard music, particularly his 1615 collection of Toccatas and Partitas which the composer rushed into print a year early to help his job prospects, and his difficult early job at the Mantuan court.
Corrente terza (Toccate e partite, libro primo) Roberto Loreggian (harpsichord) Ricercar decimo
Christopher Stembridge (harpsichord) Partite 12 sopra I'aria di
Ruggiero Rinaldo Alessandrini (harpsichord) Caccini Amarilli , mia bella
James Bowman (countertenor), Skip Sempe (organ), Jay Bernfeld (viola da gamba)
Philips, after Caccini Amarilli , mia bella Christopher Stembridge (harpsichord) Frescobaldi Toccata nona
Christopher Stembridge (harpsichord) Partite di follia
Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini (harpsichord)
Toccata sesta; Toccata undecima; Toccata decima Christopher Stembridge (harpsichord) Rptd at 10pm


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Christopher Stembridge
Harpsichord: Roberto Loreggian
Harpsichord: Christopher Stembridge
Harpsichord: Ruggiero Rinaldo Alessandrini
Harpsichord: Caccini Amarilli
Unknown: James Bowman
Viola: Jay Bernfeld
Unknown: Caccini Amarilli
Harpsichord: Christopher Stembridge
Harpsichord: Christopher Stembridge
Harpsichord: Christopher Stembridge

: Afternoon on 3

Introduced by Louise Fryer
Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert: Viennese Whirl A week of concerts from the Sage, Gateshead, featuring music written by composers based in Vienna, including works by Haydn, Mozart, Mahler and Berg. Ensemble 360
Mozart Quintet in E flat for piano and winds, K452 Beethoven Quintet in E flat for piano and winds, Op 16
2.00 St Petersburg Conservatory Poulenc Organ Concerto
Leo van Doeselaar , Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Mariss Jansons
2.40 Tchaikovsky String Quartet No 3 in E flat minor, Op 30 St Petersburg Quartet
3.15 Deshevov Ice and Steel
Saarland State Opera, conductor Will Humburg


Introduced By: Louise Fryer
Unknown: Leo van Doeselaar
Conductor: Mariss Jansons
Conductor: Will Humburg

: In Tune

Music, guests and news from the arts world, presented by Sean Rafferty.


Presented By: Sean Rafferty.

: Performance on 3

Petroc Trelawny presents a concert given by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, under the Estonian-born conductor Kristjan Jarvi , at the Music Hall in Aberdeen.
Hakan Hardenberger (trumpet), Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conductor Kristjan Jarvi Dvorak Scherzo Capriccioso
Kurt Schwertsik Divertimento macchiato Bruckner Symphony No 6 in A
Followed by further recordings of Beethoven violin sonatas from the BBC archives.


Conductor: Kristjan Jarvi
Conductor: Kristjan Jarvi
Conductor: Dvorak Scherzo Capriccioso
Conductor: Kurt Schwertsik

: Night Waves

Bidisha visits the complete re-creation of one of the greatest gardens of the Elizabethan age.
Designed by Robert Dudley , Earl of Leicester, to seduce Elizabeth I and win her hand in marriage, the garden at Kenilworth Castle features a jewelled aviary filled with pheasants, canaries and guinea fowl, elaborately carved arbours and an 18ft-high marble fountain. Producer Eliane Glaser


Designed By: Robert Dudley
Producer: Eliane Glaser

: Composer of the Week

Donald Macleod and Christopher Stembridge explore the life and works of Frescobaldi. Repeated from 12 noon


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Christopher Stembridge

: The Essay: A Laureate's Life

2/5. Poet Michele Leggott recalls her first year as New Zealand's laureate and how she coped with losing her eyesight as she travelled the world.


Unknown: Michele Leggott

: Late Junction

Excerpts from a concert recorded in Sweden last autumn featuring folk artists Aly Bain, Bruce Molsky and Ale Moller, plus music with a childhood theme, and the lute playing of Edin Karamazov. Presented by Fiona Talkington. EMAIL: [email address removed]


Musician: Aly Bain
Musician: Bruce Molsky
Musician: Ale Moller
Lutonist: Edin Karamazov.
Presenter: Fiona Talkington.

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain. Rossini Overture: William Tell Haydn Cello Concerto in C, H Vllb I Elqar Symphony
No 1 in A flat Rossini/Britten March (Matinees Musicales) Jean-Guihen Oueyras (cello), Stuttgart Radio
Symphony Orchestra, conductor Roger Norrington
2.34 Kraus Sinfonie in D 2.53 Rossi Toccata settima
3.00 Dvorak Piano Concerto in G minor 3.41 Purcell Come, Ye Sons of Art, Away (Birthday Ode for Queen Mary) 4.04 Mozart Andante in C, K315 4.11 Hummel Trumpet Concerto in E flat 4.30 Debussy Ondine (Preludes, Book 2) 4.33 JC Bach Der Gerechte
4.38 Liszt St Francois d'Assise prechant aux oiseaux (Legendes) 4.50 Vivaldi Concerto in G minor, RV577 (per /'Orchestra di Dresda) 5.00 Dvorak Concert
Overture: Othello 5.17 Kraus String Quartet No 2 in B flat 5.32 Stanford Eternal Father, Op 135 No 2
5.39 Frescobaldi Canzon terza a due canti (Canzoni da Sonare) 5.44 Stravinsky Four Studies, Op 7
5.51 Chausson Chanson perpétuelle
6.00 Waqner Overture: Tannhauser
6.15 Mendelssohn Symphony No 3 in A minor (Scottish)
6.53 Beethoven Presto (Trio in E flat, Op 1 No 1)


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Conductor: Roger Norrington
Unknown: Rossi Toccata
Unknown: Mozart Andante
Unknown: Bach Der Gerechte

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