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: Breakfast

Sara Mohr-Pietsch shares a selection of her personal music choices.

: Classical Collection

Presented by Sarah Walker.
Faure Préludes, Op 103 (excerpts) Jean-Philippe Collard (piano)
10.18 Sibelius Symphony No 2 CBSO, conductor Sakari Oramo
11.03 Go to Sleep
Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo), Bengt Forsberg (piano)
11.06 Sullivan The Long Day Closes Hilliard Ensemble Coming Home Felicity Lott (soprano),
Ann Murray (mezzo), Graham Johnson (piano) My Dearest Heart Thomas Allen (baritone), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
11.18 Feldman Madame Press Died Last Week at Ninety Orchestra of St Luke's, conductor John Adams
11.23 Faure Requiem Caroline Ashton (soprano), Stephen Varcoe (baritone), John Scott (organ), Cambridge Singers, Members of the City of London Sinfonia, conductor John Rutter


Presented By: Sarah Walker.
Piano: Jean-Philippe Collard
Conductor: Sakari Oramo
Unknown: Anne Sofie von Otter
Piano: Bengt Forsberg
Soprano: Felicity Lott
Soprano: Ann Murray
Piano: Graham Johnson
Baritone: Thomas Allen
Piano: Malcolm Martineau
Conductor: John Adams
Soprano: Caroline Ashton
Baritone: Stephen Varcoe
Baritone: John Scott
Conductor: John Rutter

: Composer of the Week: Sibelius

The Rest Is Silence? 2/5. During 1926 and 1927, Sibelius composed Vaino's Song - his last of several works based on the Finnish epic poem
Kalevala - and The Tempest, his last piece of music for the theatre. Donald Macleod reflects on the end of these lifelong preoccupations. The Lofty Heav'n, Op 113 No 11
Jubilate Choir, conductor Astrid Riska
Vaino's Song Ellerhein Girls' Choir, Estonian
National Male Choir, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paavo Jarvi
Prelude and Concert Suites No 1 and No 2
(The Tempest) Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi Repeated at 10pm


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Conductor: Astrid Riska
Conductor: Paavo Jarvi

: Afternoon on 3

With Louise Fryer.
Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
The first of a series of recitals of Chopin's piano music given at Perth Concert Hall as part of the Scottish Tides-Polish Spring series. Khatia Buniatishvili (piano)
Chopin Polonaise No 6 in A flat, Op 53 (L'Heroique); Preludes, Op 28 (excerpts); Etude in C sharp minor, Op 25 No 7; Scherzos: No 1 in B minor, Op 20; No 2 in B flat minor. Op 31; No 3 in C sharp minor, Op 39
2.00 Symphonic Poems
Bridge Summer BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Rumon Gamba
2.10 Shostakovich Cello Concerto No 2
Danjulo ishazaka, BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Rumon Gamba
2.40 John Metcalf In Time of Daffodils
Jeremy Huw Williams (baritone), BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Grant Llewellyn
3.10 Sibelius En Saga
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Pietari Inkinen
3.30 Grieq String Quartet in G minor, Op 27 Psophos Quartet
4.15 Beethoven Piano Concerto No 3 in C minor Shai Wosner , BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Rumon Gamba


Unknown: Louise Fryer.
Piano: Khatia Buniatishvili
Conductor: Rumon Gamba
Conductor: Rumon Gamba
Conductor: John Metcalf
Baritone: Jeremy Huw Williams
Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
Conductor: Pietari Inkinen
Unknown: Shai Wosner
Conductor: Rumon Gamba

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty presents a selection of music, with guests and news from the arts world.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

Catherine Bott presents Raga Mela - a multicultural event recorded at the Royal Festival Hall in London, in which a Western symphony orchestra celebrates the rich and ancient tradition of Indian raga, with the help of Indian instruments, including the tabla and the sitar. The BBC Concert Orchestra performs classic Bollywood songs alongside newly composed pieces by Kuljit Bhamra , Richard Glover , Matthew Sergeant ,
Charlie Usher and Graham Ross. Followed by a selection of choral pieces using Shakespeare's poetry, performed by an American group, the Phoenix Bach Choir, conducted by Charles Bruffy.


Unknown: Catherine Bott
Unknown: Kuljit Bhamra
Unknown: Richard Glover
Unknown: Matthew Sergeant
Unknown: Charlie Usher
Unknown: Graham Ross.
Conducted By: Charles Bruffy.

: Night Waves

Philip Dodd takes a look at the Hancock museum ahead of its highly anticipated re-opening. Three years ago the Hancock museum in Newcastle upon Tyne closed its doors and began a E:26m project to redesign and partly rebuild the museum's buildings so as to make a suitable home for the ambitious Great North Museum. Dodd examines the new galleries and discusses the extent to which the museum defines a sense of northern identity and how the museum will compete with established attractions in the region. Producer Allegra Mcllory


Unknown: Philip Dodd
Producer: Allegra McLlory

: Composer of the Week

Rptd from 12 noon

: The Essay: Under the Influence

2/5. Alison Brackenbury describes how her lifelong admiration of Northamptonshire poet John Clare has influenced her own verse.


Unknown: Alison Brackenbury
Unknown: John Clare

: Late Junction

Verity Sharp presents Oregon singer/songwriter Kelly Joe Phelps , emerging Congolese band Staff Benda Bilili and Makmed the Miller, the artist behind the new album 14 Smash Hits for Theremin. Producer Roger Short EMAIL: late.junction@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Verity Sharp
Songwriter: Kelly Joe Phelps
Unknown: Benda Bilili
Producer: Roger Short

: Through the Night

Stravinsky Scherzo Fantastique, Op 3
1.14 Glazunov Violin Concerto in A minor, Op 82
1.35 Bach Sarabande (Partita No 2 in D minor, BWV1004); Largo (Sonata No 3 in C, BWVI005)
1.44 Shostakovich Symphony No 4 2.54 Lassus Jubilate Deo; to ti voria; Tristis est anima mea
3.00 Handel Meine Seele hort im Sehen, HWV207
3.08 Schubert String Quartet in D, D74 3.31 Mozart Violin Concerto No 4 in D, K218 3.56 Telemann Flute Concerto in D 4.08 Liszt Scherzo and March, S177
4.22 JE Bach Meine Seele erhebt den Herrn
4.35 Weber Divertimento assai facile, Op 38
4.47 Dvorak Romance in F minor, Op 11
5.00 Corelll Trio Sonata in D minor, Op 1 No 11
5.07 Verdi 0 Padre nostro 5.14 Mozart Violin Sonata in G, K301 5.28 Parker A Northern Ballad 5.42 Haydn Keyboard Sonata in E minor, H XVI 34 5.57 Kreisler Old Viennese Dance No 2 (Liebesleid) 6.01 Ravel Ma mere I'oye 6.19 Beethoven Piano Sonata in F minor, Op 2 No 1
6.39 JS Bach Orchestral Suite No 2 in B minor, BWV1067


Unknown: Bach Sarabande
Unknown: Handel Meine Seele
Unknown: Bach Meine Seele
Unknown: Weber Divertimento

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