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: Breakfast

Introduced by Rob Cowan , who shares his personal choice of music.


Introduced By: Rob Cowan

: Classical Collection

Introduced by Sarah Walker.
Mahler Kindertotenlieder Janet Baker (mezzo), Halle Orchestra , conductor John Barbirolli
10.28 Telemann Concerto in G for flute, chalumeau, oboe, two double basses, strings and continuo La Stravaganza Kbln , director Andrew Manze
10.38 Schoenberq Chamber Symphony No 1, Op 9 Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, conductor Simon Rattle
11.00 Haydn Symphony No 35 in B flat BBCSSO, conductor Ilan Volkov
11.19 Reqer Sonatine in D, Op 89 No 2 Markus Becker (piano)
11.31 Purcell Fantasia 10 in four parts Vienna Concentus Musicus, director Nikolaus Harnoncourt (violin)
11.46 Wagner Siegfried 's Death;
Funeral Music (Gotterdammerung) NBC SO, conductor Arturo Toscanini


Introduced By: Sarah Walker.
Unknown: Janet Baker
Conductor: Halle Orchestra
Conductor: John Barbirolli
Unknown: La Stravaganza Kbln
Director: Andrew Manze
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Conductor: Ilan Volkov
Conductor: Reqer Sonatine
Piano: Markus Becker
Violin: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Violin: Wagner Siegfried
Conductor: Arturo Toscanini

: Composer of the Week: Frescobaldi

5/5. In his own day, Frescobaldi's name was as much a name to be conjured with as that of his near-contemporary Monteverdi. But whereas Monteverdi's star continues to burn brightly, Frescobaldi's has dimmed somewhat.
Donald Macleod and Christopher Stembridge consider his continuing influence on later composers. Frescobaldi Balleto e Ciaccone (Toccate e partite, libro primo)
Rinaldo Alessandrini (harpsichord) Toccata settima
Christopher Stembridge (harpsichord)
Froberger Toccata Valla levatione in D minor (Libro secondo) Richard Egarr (organ) Toccata I in A minor (Libro secondo) Hans Knut Sveen (harpsichord)
Frescobaldi Recercar con obligo del basso come appare (Missa degli apostoli) Rinaldo Alessandrini (organ)
Bach Wirglaubenall 'an einen Gott,
BWV680 (Clavierubung) Ton Koopman (organ) Frescobaldi Recercar cromatico post il Credo (Missa degli apostoli)
Christopher Stembridge (harpsichord) Liqeti Omaggio a Frescobaldi Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano) Frescobaldi Aria di Passacaglia
James Bowman (countertenor), Skip Sempe (harpsichord), Jay Bernfeld (viola da gamba), Partite cento sopra il passachagli
Christopher Stembridge (harpsichord) Rptd atlopm


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Christopher Stembridge
Unknown: Frescobaldi Balleto
Harpsichord: Rinaldo Alessandrini
Harpsichord: Christopher Stembridge
Unknown: Richard Egarr
Harpsichord: Hans Knut Sveen
Harpsichord: Frescobaldi Recercar
Unknown: Rinaldo Alessandrini
Unknown: Bach Wirglaubenall
Unknown: Frescobaldi Recercar
Harpsichord: Christopher Stembridge
Harpsichord: Liqeti Omaggio
Unknown: James Bowman
Harpsichord: Jay Bernfeld
Harpsichord: Christopher Stembridge

: Afternoon on 3

With Louise Fryer.
Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert Francois-Frederic Guy (piano)
Schubert Piano Sonata in A, D959 Brahms Seven Fantasies, Op 116
2.00 Handel Opera Cycle
The conclusion of Handel's opera Rodelinda. Handel Rodelinda: Act 3 For cast see yesterday
Soloists, II complesso barocco, conductor Alan Curtis
3.10 St Petersburg Conservatory
Shostakovich String Quartet No 8, Op 110 St Petersburg Quartet
3.35 Verdi Requiem
Violeta Urmana (soprano), Olga Borodina (mezzo), Ramon Vargas (tenor), Ferruccio Furlanetto (bass) North German Radio Chorus, Chorus of the Teatro Regio, Turin, West German Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Semyon Bychkov


Unknown: Louise Fryer
Piano: Francois-Frederic Guy
Conductor: Alan Curtis
Soprano: Violeta Urmana
Mezzo: Olga Borodina
Tenor: Ramon Vargas
Bass: Ferruccio Furlanetto
Conductor: Semyon Bychkov

: In Tune

Presented by Sean Rafferty.


Presented By: Sean Rafferty.

: Performance on 3

Presented by Petroc Trelawny . Imogen Cooper continues her exploration of Schubert's late piano works in a recital given at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London. Imogen Cooper (piano)
Schubert German Dances (D783); Piano Sonata in G, D894; Six moments musicaux, D780; Piano Sonata in C minor, D958
Followed by another of the BBC archive recordings of Beethoven's violin sonatas.


Presented By: Petroc Trelawny
Presented By: Imogen Cooper
Unknown: Queen Elizabeth Hall

: The Verb

Poet Wendy Cope talks about The Audience, her witty new poetic portraits of classical concertgoers, and Bosnian author
Vesna Maric remembers cult Croatian trainer brand Startas. Presented by Ian McMillan. Producer Laura Thomas


Talks: Wendy Cope
Unknown: Vesna Maric
Presented By: Ian McMillan.
Producer: Laura Thomas

: Composer Of the Week

Repeated from 12 noon

: The Essay: A Laureate's Life

5/5. San Francisco street poet Jack Hirschman looks back at his time as the city's laureate.


Unknown: Jack Hirschman

: World on 3

A studio session by Malian singer/songwriter Kasse Mady Diabate , plus new releases and vintage world sounds. Introduced by Lopa Kothari. Producer James Parkin


Songwriter: Kasse Mady Diabate
Introduced By: Lopa Kothari.
Producer: James Parkin

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain.
Debussy Violin Sonata Messiaen Thème et variations Prokofiev Violin Sonata No 2, Op 94a Massenet, arr Marsick Méditation (Thais) Alina Ibragimova (violin), Huw Watkins (piano) 1.54 Mozart Davidde Penitente , K469 2.42 Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 6 in B flat, BWV1051 3.00 Stobaeus Du bist meine Zuversicht
3.04 Eccard Cui pia contingit divino munere conjunx
3.08 Naumann Harpsichord Concerto in B flat
3.23 Dobrzynski String Quartet No 1 in E minor, Op 7
3.53 Scriabin Fantasy in A minor 3.58 Rachmaninov Italian Polka 4.01 Sibelius Luonnotar , Op 70
4.09 Kuula South Ostrobothnian Suite No 2, Op 20
4.33 Gilson Suite Nocturne, d'apres Aloysius Bertrand
4.49 Mosonyi Unnepi zene 5.00 Svendsen Festival polonaise, Op 12 5.10 Strauss Ewig einsam; Wenn du einst die Gauen (Guntram, Op 25) 5.23 Anon Susanne van Soldt manuscript (excerpts) 5.30 Sweelinck Six Variations on a Folk Melody 5.38 Saebelmann-
Kunileid My Fatherland You Are My Love; Until I Die
5.45 Stoyanov Violin Concerto 6.06 Haydn Piano Sonata in C. H XVI 35 6.18 Vladigerov Improvisation and Toccata, Op 36 6.31 Schumann Introduction and Allegro appassionato, Op 92 6.48 Handel Terpsichore (excerpts)


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Violin: Alina Ibragimova
Piano: Huw Watkins
Piano: Mozart Davidde Penitente
Unknown: Bach Brandenburg
Unknown: Eccard Cui
Unknown: Sibelius Luonnotar
Unknown: Aloysius Bertrand
Unknown: Mosonyi Unnepi
Unknown: Strauss Ewig
Unknown: Anon Susanne
Unknown: Handel Terpsichore

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