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: Breakfast

Sara Mohr-Pietsch is joined by Ian McMillan to launch Poems for Today, including at 8.30 a new poem written and read by Andrew Motion. How to read poetry: page 25


Unknown: Sara Mohr-Pietsch
Unknown: Ian McMillan
Read By: Andrew Motion.

: Classical Collection

With Sarah Walker.
10.00 Tchaikovsky Danse des coupes: Tempo di polacca (Swan Lake, Act 1)
LSO, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas
10.07 Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A minor, Op 50 Vadim Repin (violin), Dmitri Yablonsky (cello), Boris Berezovsky (piano)
10.49 Howells Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing Choir of King's College, Cambridge, director Stephen Cleobury
10.58 Beethoven Bagatelle in C, WoO 56 John Lill (piano)
Bagatelle in A minor (Fur Elise), WoO 59 Artur Schnabel (piano)
Bagatelle in C minor, WoO 52 Esteban Sanchez (piano)
11.08 Beethoven Symphony No 3 in E flat (Eroica) Chamber Orchestra of Europe, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Bagatelles, Op 119: No 9 in A minor; No 10 in A Alfred Brendel (piano)


Unknown: Sarah Walker.
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas
Violin: Vadim Repin
Violin: Dmitri Yablonsky
Piano: Boris Berezovsky
Director: Stephen Cleobury
Piano: John Lill
Piano: Artur Schnabel
Piano: Esteban Sanchez
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Piano: Alfred Brendel

: Composer of the Week: Sibelius

The Rest Is Silence? 4/5. Donald Macleod presents the only existing recording of Sibelius conducting, from 1939, and looks at the last music the composer ever let see light of day. Andante Festivo
Finnish RSO, conducted by the composer
Funeral Music, Op 111 No 2 Matti Vainio (organ) Lemminkainen in Tuonela
Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Eugene Ormandy Karelia's Fate
Hannu Jurmu (tenor), Jouni Somero (piano) The Rapids-Shooter's Brides, Op 33
YL Male Voice Choir Lahti SO, conductor Osmo Vanska Masonic Ritual Music, Op 113 (excerpts) Kalevi Kiviniemi (organ) Repeated at 10pm


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Matti Vainio
Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
Tenor: Hannu Jurmu
Tenor: Jouni Somero
Conductor: Osmo Vanska
Unknown: Kalevi Kiviniemi

: Afternoon on 3 With Louise Fryer.

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
Katia Skanavi (piano)
Chopin Ballade No 3 in A flat, Op 47;
Two Nocturnes, Op 55; Andante spianato and grande polonaise brillante in E flat, Op 22; Piano Sonata No 3 in B minor, Op 58


Piano: Katia Skanavi
Piano: Chopin Ballade

: Handel Opera Cycle

Louise Fryer talks to the doyen of Handel scholars Winton Dean , now in his 90s. Handel Admeto: Acts 1 and 2 II Complesso Barocco, director Alan Curtis Act 3 is at 2pm tomorrow


Talks: Louise Fryer
Unknown: Winton Dean
Director: Alan Curtis
Admeto: René Jacobs (countertenor)
Alceste, his wife: Rachel Yakar (soprano)
Antigona, his former fiancee: Jill Gomez (soprano)
Trasimede: James Bowman (countertenor)
Ercole: Ulrik Cold (bass)
Orindo, Admeto's adviser: Rita Dams (mezzo)
Meraspe, Antigona's s tutor: Max van Egmond (bass)

: In Tune

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


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

Catherine Bott presents a concert given earlier this week at London's Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Britten Sinfonia , director Jacqueline Shave (violin) Strauss Prelude: Capriccio
Mozart Piano Concerto No 12 in A, K414 Director Paul Lewis (piano)
Strauss Serenade in E flat. Op 7
Mozart Piano Concerto No 27 in B flat, K595 Director Paul Lewis (piano)
Followed by a selection of opera duets performed by Russian soprano Anna Netrebko and Mexican tenor Rolando Villazon , including arias from Puccini's La Bohème, Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor, Gounod's Romeo et Juliette and Massenet's Manon. The singers are accompanied by the orchestra of the Dresden Staatskapelle, conducted by Nicola Luisotti.


Unknown: Catherine Bott
Unknown: Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Unknown: Britten Sinfonia
Violin: Jacqueline Shave
Piano: Paul Lewis
Piano: Paul Lewis
Soprano: Anna Netrebko
Tenor: Rolando Villazon
Conducted By: Nicola Luisotti.

: Night Waves

In a rare interview Matthew Sweet talks to the award-winning British novelist Caryl Phillips. Born in St Kitts and now living in London and New York, his previous novels have won the Commonwealth Writers Prize, been shortlisted for the Booker
Prize and won the Martin Luther King and James Tait Black Memorial Prizes. Sweet talks to him about his new novel, In the Falling Snow, set in contemporary London and offering a typically political and emotional assessment of modern living. Producer Martin Smith


Unknown: Caryl Phillips.
Unknown: Martin Luther King
Unknown: James Tait
Producer: Martin Smith

: Composer of the Week

Rptd from 12 noon

: The Essay: Under the Influence

4/5. Menna Elfyn , arguably the foremost living poet writing in Welsh, reveals how she has been influenced by the work of T Gwynn Jones , who was born in 1871 and died in 1949.


Unknown: Menna Elfyn
Unknown: Gwynn Jones

: Late Junction

Verity Sharp presents a session featuring a collaboration of three singers from different cultures - Bulgarian traditional singer
Eugenia Georgieva , Indian classical artist Shahid Khan and British opera singer Jeremy Birchall.


Unknown: Verity Sharp
Singer: Eugenia Georgieva
Artist: Shahid Khan
Singer: Jeremy Birchall.

: Through the Night

Beethoven Overture: The Creatures of Prometheus; Serenade in D, Op 8; Andante in A minor, Op 26; Piano Concerto No 3 in C minor; Violin Sonata in A, Op 12 No 2; Ah! perfido, Op 65; Overture: Fidelio
3.00 Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G,
BWV1048 3.13 Vivaldi Violin Sonata in D minor, RV63 (La Folia) 3.22 Frangaix Wind Quintet No 1
3.43 Debussy Arabesque No 2 3.47 Haydn String Quartet in B flat, Op 71 No 1 4.10 Brahms Hungarian Dances 4.23 J Strauss (son) Overture: Der
Zigeunerbaron 4.31 Telemann Trio No 8 (Essercizii musici) 4.40 Mozart Bassoon Concerto in B flat, K191 5.00 Glinka Overture: Ruslan and Lyudmila
5.06 Tchaikovsky Variations on a rococo theme in A, Op 33 5.27 Borodin Symphony No 3 in A minor
5.46 Rachmaninov Moments musicaux, Op 16
6.16 Rimsky-Korsakov Concert fantasia on Russian themes. Op 33 6.35 Stravinsky Mass
6.53 Kabelevsky Overture: Colas Breugnon


Unknown: Bach Brandenburg

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