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: Breakfast

Rob Cowan shares his personal choice of music, including a Mendelssohn Song without Words.


Unknown: Rob Cowan

: Classical Collection

Introduced by Sarah Walker.
Sibelius The Oceanides, Op 73 City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle
10.12 Vauqhan Williams Piano Concerto
Howard Shelley, London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Bryden Thomson
10.38 Reqis Lux solemnis/Repleti sunt omnes The Clerks, conductor Edward Wickham
10.49 Walton/lreland/Howells
Bach transcriptions (A Bach Book for Harriet Cohen) Angela Hewitt (piano)
11.00 Bliss Oboe Quintet
Nicholas Daniel, Maggini Quartet Ravel Chansons madécasses
Katarina Karneus (soprano), Emmanuel Pahud
(flute), Truis Mork (cello), Stephen Kovacevich (piano)
11.38 Haydn Symphony No 38 in C
English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock


Introduced By: Sarah Walker.
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Conductor: Bryden Thomson
Conductor: Reqis Lux
Conductor: Edward Wickham

: Composer of the Week: Bach in Weimar

3/5. Donald Macleod discusses how Bach's decade at the ducal court in Weimar saw him reach new heights as a chamber musician.
Fugue in G minor, BWV1026 Elizabeth Wallf isch
(violin), Richard Tunnicliffe (cello), Paul Nicholson (harpsichord)Toccata, Adagio and Fugue, BWV564 Ton Koopman (organ)
Cantata No 54: Widerstehe doch der Sunde Andreas Scholl (countertenor), Orchestra of Collegium Vocale , conductor Philippe Herreweghe English Suite No 5 in E minor, BWV810
Christophe Rousset (harpsichord) Rptd at 10pm


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Elizabeth Wallf
Violin: Richard Tunnicliffe
Cello: Paul Nicholson
Unknown: Sunde Andreas Scholl
Conductor: Collegium Vocale
Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe
Harpsichord: Christophe Rousset

: Afternoon on 3

With Penny Gore.
Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
A recital recorded at LSO St Luke's.
Katarina Karneus (mezzo), Roger Vignoles (piano) Schubert Der Musensohn , D764; Nahe des geliebten, D162; Klarchens Lied, D210; Rastlose Liebe , D138; Nur wer die sehnsucht kennt; Heiss mich nicht reden; So lasst mich scheinen, D877 Nos 2,3 and 4; Im Fruhling, D882; Bei dir allein, D866; Die abgebluhte Linde, D514; Heimliches lieben, D922; Du liebst mich nicht, D756; Der Zwerg, D771; lm abendrot, D799; Fruhlingsglaube, 0807; Auflosung, D807
2.00 Looking East
Ravel, orch Grainger Vallée des cloches (Miroirs) Sydney Symphony Orchestra, conductor Matthew Coorey
Irgens-Jensen Japanese Spring
Ragnhild H Sorensen (soprano), Stavanger
Symphony Orchestra, conductor Steven Sloane
2.30 Messiaen Sept Haikaï
Yvonne Loriod (piano), Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Charles Bruck
2.50 Rameau Suite: Les indes galantes
Sydney Symphony Orchestra/Matthew Coorey
Marc-Andre Dalbavie Sonnets
Philippe Jaroussky (countertenor),
Finnish RSO, conductor Dmitri Slobodeniouk
3.30 Bartok Suite: The Miraculous Mandarin Sydney Symphony Orchestra, conductor Matthew Coorey


Unknown: Katarina Karneus
Piano: Roger Vignoles
Piano: Schubert Der Musensohn
Unknown: Rastlose Liebe
Conductor: Matthew Coorey
Conductor: Steven Sloane
Piano: Yvonne Loriod
Conductor: Charles Bruck
Unknown: Philippe Jaroussky
Conductor: Dmitri Slobodeniouk
Conductor: Matthew Coorey

: Choral Evensong

I From the London Festival of Contemporary
Church Music at St Pancras Church, London.
Introit: Preserve Us, 0 Lord (Peter Foggitt ).
Responses: Paul Ayres. Psalms: 69 (Christopher Batchelor ), 70 (Tallis). First Lesson: Numbers 12. Canticles (Deirdre Gribbin ). Second Lesson: Luke 5, vv12-26. Anthem: I Will Give Thanks unto Thee, 0 Lord (Francis Pott ). Hymn: Finished the Strife (Surrexit). Organ Voluntary: Variations on Ein' feste Burg (Richard Arnell ). Director of music Christopher Batchelor. Organist Paul Ayres. Repeated on Sunday at 4pm


Unknown: Peter Foggitt
Unknown: Paul Ayres.
Unknown: Christopher Batchelor
Unknown: Deirdre Gribbin
Unknown: Francis Pott
Unknown: Richard Arnell
Organist: Christopher Batchelor.
Organist: Paul Ayres.

: In Tune

Petroc Trelawny with music, guests and arts news.

: Performance on 3

Presented by Martin Handley. Yesterday levening the winners of the 2009 Awards from the Royal Philharmonic Society were announced at the Dorchester Hotel, London. The event is the UK's most prestigious awards ceremony for live classical music. Tonight's programme features coverage of the ceremony, with interviews and music.


Presented By: Martin Handley.

: Night Waves

Matthew Sweet has an extended conversation with Booker Prize-winning writer AS Byatt, whose new novel The Children's Book is set in the "Edwardian Summer" leading up to the First
World War. She talks to Matthew about how her life is reflected in her work. Producer Fiona McLean


Producer: Fiona McLean

: Composer of the Week

Rptd from 12 noon

: The Essay: Tomorrow Is Today

3/5. The thoughts of Belfast-born composer Philip Hammond , formerly arts development director at the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.


Unknown: Philip Hammond

: Late Junction

Verity Sharp introduces classic tracks by Kraftwerk from their album Autobahn, a motet by Guillaume de Machaut and a song from the new album by Brass Monkey.


Introduces: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Guillaume de MacHaut

: Through the Night

Butterworth A Shropshire Lad Vaughan Williams
Symphony No 8 Bruch Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor, Op 26 Strauss Till eulenspiegels lustige streiche
2.24 Beethoven Piano Sonata in D minor, Op 31 No 2 (Tempest) 2.48 Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 2 in F, BWVI047 3.00 Respiqhi Rossiniana
3.27 Saint-Saens Septet in E flat, Op 65 3.45 Chopin Grande Polonaise brilliante et Andante Spianato, Op 22
4.00 Tartini Violin Concerto in D, D28 4.17 Gombert Benedicto mensae 4.27 Zulawski Suite in the old style
4.39 Mercadante Flute Concerto No 2 in E minor
5.00 Elqar Serenade in E minor, Op 20 5.12 Lukacic Three motets (Sacrae Cantiones) 5.26 Ciglic Harp Concertino 5.40 Beethoven 12 Variationen uber den russischen tanz, WoO 71 5.53 Schubert Ballet music: Rosamunde 6.01 Spisak Sonata for violin and orchestra 6.34 Schumann Liederkreis , Op 39


Unknown: Respiqhi Rossiniana
Unknown: Chopin Grande Polonaise
Unknown: Gombert Benedicto
Unknown: Zulawski Suite
Unknown: Schumann Liederkreis

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