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: Breakfast

Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents a mix of wide-ranging music to begin the day.


Unknown: Sara Mohr-Pietsch

: Classical Collection

With Sarah Walker.
Rameau Overture: Pygmalion
Les Talens Lyriques, conductor Christophe Rousset
10.06 Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet: Suite No1(excerpts) Minneapolis SO, conductor Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
10.21 Mendelssohn String Quartet No 6 in F minor, Op 80 Melos Quartet
10.47 Mendelssohn Elijah (Nos 15-20)
Soloists, Stuttgart Gachinger Kantorei, Stuttgart Bach Collegium, conductor Helmuth Rilling
11.09 Rameau L'entretien des muses; Les Cyclopes (Pieces de clavecin) Skip Sempe (harpsichord)
11.19 Prokofiev Zdravitsa , Op 85 St Petersburg
Philharmonic Choir, New Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Alexander Titov
11.33 Liszt Transcendental Studies
Recording recommended in Saturday's CD Review.


Unknown: Sarah Walker.
Conductor: Christophe Rousset
Conductor: Prokofiev Romeo
Conductor: Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
Conductor: Helmuth Rilling
Harpsichord: Prokofiev Zdravitsa
Conductor: Alexander Titov

: Composer of the Week:Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)

The Rest Is Silence? 1/5. Donald Macleod looks at he last three decades of Sibelius's life.
Morceau romantique sur un motif de Jakob de Julin Lahti SO, conductor Osmo Vanska
A Happy Musician Jaako Kuusisto (violin) Narcissus
Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo), Bengt Forsberg (piano) Introductory Antiphons, Op 107b (excerpts) Esa Ruuttunen (baritone), Johanna Torikka (organ), Tapiola Chamber Choir, Friends of Sibelius, director Hannu Norjanen Danses champêtres, Op 106
Yoshiko Arai (violin), Eero Heinonen (piano) Tapiola, Op 112 Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Herbert von Karajan
Producer Steven Rajam Repeated at 10pm
RT DIRECT: Sibelius Complete Symphonies (4CDs), Danish
National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leif Segerstam , is available for £10.99 including p&p. To order please send a cheque, payable to Selections, to:[address removed] call [number removed] (national rate) or visit selections.com/rtdirect and quote ref B46-AH417 Stuart Maconie 's choice: page 29


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Conductor: Osmo Vanska
Violin: Jaako Kuusisto
Piano: Bengt Forsberg
Baritone: Esa Ruuttunen
Baritone: Johanna Torikka
Director: Hannu Norjanen
Violin: Yoshiko Arai
Violin: Eero Heinonen
Producer: Steven Rajam
Conducted By: Leif Segerstam
Unknown: Stuart MacOnie

: Afternoon on 3

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
A recital from the Wigmore Hall in London, introduced by Sean Rafferty.
Anne Schwanewilms (soprano), Roger Vignoles (piano)
Debussy Proses lyriques
Strauss Wir reiten in goldener Fulle, Op 42 No 2; Wer lieben will, Op 49 No 7; Ach, was Kummer Qual und Schmerzen, Op 49 No 8; DasRosenband, Op 36 No 1 Blauer Sommer Op 31 No 1; Weisser Jasmin , Op 31 No 3 Wolf Elfenlied; Selbstgestandnis; Storchenbotschaft


Introduced By: Sean Rafferty.
Soprano: Anne Schwanewilms
Piano: Roger Vignoles
Unknown: Strauss Wir
Unknown: Kummer Qual
Unknown: Weisser Jasmin

: Symphonic Poems

As Radio 3's Poetry Season begins, Louise Fryer explores the musical equivalent: tone poems. With performances by the BBC orchestras and Singers.
Debussy Prelude a I'après-midi d'un faune
Sharon Bezaly (flute), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Michal Dworzynski
2.10 Rachmaninov The Isle of the Dead
2.35 Brahms Symphony No 1 in C minor BBC Philharmonic, conductor Gianandrea Noseda
3.25 Barber Dover Beach
James Rutherford (baritone), Belcea Quartet
3.40 Dvorak Cello Concerto in B minor
4.35 Bernstein Symphonic Dances (West Side Story) Johannes Moser (cello), BBC Scotttish
Symphony Orchestra, conductor Juanjo Mena


Unknown: Louise Fryer
Flute: Sharon Bezaly
Conductor: Michal Dworzynski
Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
Baritone: James Rutherford
Cello: Johannes Moser
Conductor: Juanjo Mena

: In Tune

Presented by Sean Rafferty.


Presented By: Sean Rafferty.

: Performance on 3

Catherine Bott presents the opening concert of the Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music 2009, recorded at St John's, Smith Square in London last week. Handel Athalia
Balthasar-Neumann Choir, Concerto Koln, conductor Ivor Bolton
Followed by music inspired by verse, as part of Radio 3's Poetry Season. Countertenor Philippe Jaroussky , with Emmanuel Pahud (flute), Renaud Capuçon (violin), Gautier Capucon (cello) and Jérome Ducros (piano), perform songs by Reynaldo Hahn.


Unknown: Catherine Bott
Conductor: Ivor Bolton
Unknown: Philippe Jaroussky
Flute: Emmanuel Pahud
Flute: Renaud Capuçon
Violin: Gautier Capucon
Violin: Jérome Ducros
Songs By: Reynaldo Hahn.
Athalia: Simone Kermes (soprano)
Joad: Lestyn Davies (countertenor)
Josabeth: Sarah Fox (soprano)
Mathan: James Gilchrist (tenor)
Abner: Neal Davies (bass)
Joas: Johannette Zomer (soprano)

: Night Waves

Isabel Hilton looks at ravelling and unravelling in art and the cultural history of knots. Producer Gavin Heard


Unknown: Isabel Hilton

: Composer of the Week

Rptd from 12 noon

: The Essay: Under the Influence

1/5. Five poets talk about their relationship with the work of a writer who has affected them deeply. Today Michael Symmons Roberts discusses David Jones. Producer Julian May EMAIL: theessay@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Michael Symmons Roberts
Unknown: David Jones.

: Jazz on 3

Jez Nelson presents highlights of this year's
Freedom of the City festival. Producer Peggy Sutton


Producer: Peggy Sutton

: Through the Night

Boccherini Guitar Quintet No 7 in E minor 1.19 Sor Rondo (Guitar Sonata in C, Op 22 No 1) 1.24 Bozza Image, Op 38
1.30 Varese Density 215 1.35 Ginastera Impresbnes de la puna 1.44 Bach Prelude (Suite in G minor, BWV995)
1.51 Burkhard Serenade , Op 71 No 3 2.02 Dvorak String Quartet in F, Op 96 (American) 2.28 Prokofiev Symphony No 7 3.00 Berlioz Les nuits d'été, Op 7 3.31 Mozart Piano Concerto in D minor, K466 4.02 Haydn Sonata partita in C, H XVI 14.11 Goldberg Trio Sonata in C 4.23 Roman Clavichord Suite No 11 in F minor 4.32 Wikander King Lily of the Valley 4.36 Wlren March (Serenade for strings, Op 11)
4.41 Norgard Pastorate (Babette's Feast) 4.48 Homeman Overture: Aladdin 5.00 Mozart Kontratanze , K267
5.07 Rosettl Grande symphonie in D 5.23 Cardon Harp Sonata, Op 7No 4 5.35 Glinka Nocturne 5.40 Musorqsky Forgotten; Softly the Spirit Flew 5.46 Borodin, arr Sargent Nocturne (String Quartet No 2 in D) 5.54 Berezovsky 0, You the One Born God 5.57 Bortnyansky To Be in Your Mercy 5.58 Lysenko Song of the Cherubim 6.02 Kimberger An den Flussen Babylons 6.14 Bach Oboe Concerto in F, BWV1053 6.34 Spohr String Sextet in C, Op 140


Guitar: Sor Rondo
Unknown: Ginastera Impresbnes
Unknown: Burkhard Serenade
Unknown: Mozart Kontratanze
Unknown: Rosettl Grande
Unknown: Lysenko Song
Unknown: Flussen Babylons

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