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: Mendelssohn Weekend: Breakfast

Mary King with a selection of music that Mendelssohn himself would have enjoyed.

: Mendelssohn Weekend: CD Review

Introduced by Andrew McGregor.
9.30 Building a Library Piers Burton-Page makes a personal recommendation from the available recordings of the Mendelssohn Octet.
10.15 Harriet Smith and Ivan Hewett discuss recent Mendelssohn releases.
11.45 Disc of the Weekend
Mendelssohn Piano Concertos
Murray Perahia, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner bbc.co.uk/radio3/cdreview email: cdreview@bbc.co.uk Disc details are posted on the website and on CEEFAX, BBC1, page 651


Introduced By: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Harriet Smith
Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Conductor: Neville Marriner

: Mendelssohn Weekend:Music Matters

Tom Service retraces Mendelssohn's Scottish tour of 1829, the inspiration for both the Hebrides overture and the Scottish symphony. Producer Jeremy Evans


Producer: Jeremy Evans

: Mendelssohn Weekend:The Early Music Show

Catherine Bott talks to Harvard University-based German musicologist Christoph Wolff about the links between the Mendelssohn and Bach families, including Mendelssohn's great aunt Sara Levy , who Studied with WF Bach. Producer Rebecca Bean


Talks: Catherine Bott
Musicologist: Christoph Wolff
Unknown: Sara Levy
Producer: Rebecca Bean

: Mendelssohn Weekend:The Saturday Salon

Louise Fryer explores the rich legacy of Mendelssohn's chamber music.
Mendelssohn Piano Quartet in C minor, Op 1 Schubert Ensemble of London
String Quartet in E flat, Op 44 No 3 Henschel Quartet
Violin Sonata in F minor, Op 4
Shlomo Mintz (violin), Paul Ostrovsky (piano) String Quintet in B flat, Op 87
Royal Quartet, Antoine Tamestit (viola)


Unknown: Louise Fryer
Violin: Shlomo Mintz
Violin: Paul Ostrovsky
Viola: Antoine Tamestit

: Mendelssohn Weekend:Vintage Mendelssohn

Presented by Rob Cowan.
Mendelssohn Overture: The Fair Melusine
RPO, conductor Thomas Beecham
Capriccio brillant, Op 22 Rudolf Serkin (piano), Philadelphia Orchestra/Eugene Ormandy Cello Sonata No 2 in D, Op 58
Emanuel Feuermann (cello), Franz Rupp (piano) Piano Concerto No 1 in G minor
Moura Lympany , RPO, conductor Malcolm Sargent Prelude and Fugue in E minor, Op 35 No 1 Shura Cherkassky (piano)
Symphony No 5 in D (Reformation)
Boston SO, conductor Charles Munch Variations sérieuses, Op 54 Vladimir Horowitz (piano)
Piano Trio No 2 in C minor, Op 66
Leonard Pennario (piano), Jascha Heifetz (violin), Gregor Piatigorsky (cello)


Presented By: Rob Cowan.
Conductor: Thomas Beecham
Piano: Rudolf Serkin
Cello: Emanuel Feuermann
Cello: Franz Rupp
Unknown: Moura Lympany
Conductor: Malcolm Sargent
Piano: Shura Cherkassky
Conductor: Charles Munch
Piano: Vladimir Horowitz
Piano: Leonard Pennario
Piano: Jascha Heifetz
Cello: Gregor Piatigorsky

: Mendelssohn Weekend: Performanceon 3 Special: Mendelssohn and Royalty

Louise Fryer presents a concert exploring
Mendelssohn's relationship to the heritage of European royalty.
BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Pablo Heras-Casado
Mendelssohn Overture: The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave); Mein Gott , warum hast Du mich verlassen; Ave Maria; Wer nur den lieben Gott lasst walten
7.50 Twenty Minutes: Mendelssohn at
Buckingham Palace Sean Rafferty , aided by Jonathan Marsden , discovers what happened when Mendelssohn visited Queen Victoria.
8.10 Symphony No 3 in A minor (Scottish)


Unknown: Louise Fryer
Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
Unknown: Mein Gott
Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Jonathan Marsden

: Mendelssohn Weekend: Mendelssohn,the Nazis and Me

A look at the composer's attempts to reconcile his Christian and Jewish roots, with Sheila Hayman - a descendant of Mendelssohn's sister Fanny - with help from cellist Steven Isserlis. Producer Jessica Isaacs


Unknown: Sheila Hayman
Unknown: Steven Isserlis.
Producer: Jessica Isaacs

: Mendelssohn Weekend: Songswithout Words for the 21st Century

Louise Fryer discusses Radio 3's newly commissioned collection of Songs without Words by six young composers, with the pianist who recorded them, Andrew Zolinsky. Producer David Papp


Unknown: Louise Fryer
Unknown: Andrew Zolinsky.
Producer: David Papp

: Mendelssohn Weekend: The GreatTrip in Words and Music

Edward Bennett reads from letters written by the composer during his "Great Trip" made between 1829 and 1832. Producer Jessica Issacs


Unknown: Edward Bennett
Producer: Jessica Issacs

: Hear and Now: Manchester Portraits

Robert Worby talks to American electric guitarist and Princeton University professor Steven Mackey , who introduces four of his orchestral works. Fred Sherry (cello), BBC Philharmonic, conductor Clark Rundell
Steven Mackey Lost and Found; Banana/Dump Truck; Turn the Key; Eating Greens


Talks: Robert Worby
Unknown: Professor Steven MacKey
Cello: Fred Sherry
Conductor: Clark Rundell
Conductor: Steven MacKey Lost

: Through the Night

Bach Cantata No 147: Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben 1.32 Haydn Symphony No 99 in E flat
1.56 Sibelius Six Impromptus, Op 5 2.12 Larsson
Violin Sonatina 2.27 Brahms Serenade No 2 in A, Op 16
3.00 Mendelssohn Incidental music: A Midsummer
Night's Dream 3.18 Vaughan Williams Three Shakespeare Songs 3.25 Grainger 0 Danny Boy ; Shepherd's Hey; Colleen Dhas 335 Schumann String Quartet in A, Op 41 No 3 4.06 Bach Flute Sonata in E, BWV1035
4.20 Mozart Symphony No 31 in D, K297 (Paris)
4.38 Grieg Hvad est du dog skjon; Guds son har gjort mig fri (Four Psalms, Op 74) 4.49 Pejacevic Four pieces for piano 5.00 Salmenhaara Adagietto 5.06 Hartmann Four Caprices, Op 18 No 1 5.18 Mendelssohn Four songs (Im Griinen, Op 59) 5.27 Franck Le chasseur maudit
5.44 Telemann Pyrmonter Kurwoche No 5, TWV42:e4
5.52 Clemens Non Papa Frais et gaillard
5.55 Hassler Canzon duodecimi toni zu acht Stimmen
6.00 Arcadelt If bianco e dolce cigno Gastoldl Bellissima Mirtilla Verdelot Italia mia; Dormend un'giorno 6.13 Sweelinck Psalm 23 (Genevan Psatter)
6.20 Kodaly Psalm 114 (Genevan Psalter) 6.24 Neefe
Concerto in G for keyboard 6.46 Hubay Spinning Room, Op 44 No 3 6.51 Bersa Idila , Op 25b


Unknown: Danny Boy
Unknown: Colleen Dhas
Unknown: Grieg Hvad
Unknown: Bersa Idila

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