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: Breakfast

With Sara Mohr-Pietsch , including at 8.30 a Poem for Today, when a contemporary poet reads a new work written or published in the past 12 months.


Unknown: Sara Mohr-Pietsch

: Classical Collection

With Sarah Walker.
Bach Prelude and Fugue in E, BWV878
(Well-Tempered Klavier, Book 2) Glenn Gould (piano)
10.07 Haydn Symphony No 41 in C Tafelmusik, conductor Bruno Weil
10.25 Bach Contrapunctus 2 (Art of Fugue, BWV1080) Glenn Gould (piano)
10.28 Britten Sinfonia da Requiem CBSO, conductor Simon Rattle
10.50 Night Piece (Notturno) Stephen Hough (piano)
10.56 Janacek Organ solo (Glagolitic Mass) Jane Parker-Smith
10.59 A Blown-Away Leaf; The Barn Owl Has Not Flown Away (On an Overgrown Path) Rudolf Firkusny (piano)
11.07 Shostakovich Symphony No 5 Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Bernard Haitink


Unknown: Sarah Walker.
Piano: Glenn Gould
Conductor: Bruno Weil
Conductor: Bach Contrapunctus
Piano: Glenn Gould
Piano: Britten Sinfonia
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Piano: Stephen Hough
Unknown: Jane Parker-Smith
Piano: Rudolf Firkusny
Conductor: Bernard Haitink

: Composer of the Week: Sibelius

The Rest Is Silence? 5/5. Donald Macleod introduces a series of curious arrangements the composer made in his ninth and tenth decades. In Memoriam Hungarian State Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jussi Jalas
The World Song of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts; Give Me No Splendour Gustav Djupsjobacka (piano), Jubilate Choir, conductor Astrid Riska
Kullervo and His Sister (Kullervo, Op 7 No 3)
Lilli Paasikivi (soprano), Raimo Laukka (baritone), Helsinki University Chorus, Lahti Symphony Orchestra, conductor Osmo Vanska Come, Away, Death (Twelfth Night)
Jorma Hynninen (baritone), Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jorma Panula Symphony No 5
BBCSO, conductor Malcolm Sargent Rptdatiopm


Introduces: Donald MacLeod
Conductor: Jussi Jalas
Conductor: Astrid Riska
Soprano: Lilli Paasikivi
Soprano: Raimo Laukka
Baritone: Jorma Hynninen
Conductor: Jorma Panula
Conductor: Malcolm Sargent Rptdatiopm

: Afternoon on 3

With Louise Fryer.
Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert Nicolai Demidenko (piano)
Chopin Variations on La ci darem la mano, Op 2; Ballade No 1 in G minor, Op 23; Ballade No 2 in F Op 38; Piano Sonata No 2 in B flat minor, Op 35


Unknown: Louise Fryer.
Piano: Nicolai Demidenko

: Handel Opera Cycle

Handel Admeto: Act 3 See yesterday for cast details
3.05 Symphonic Poems
Liszt Von der Wiege bis zum Grabe, S107
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Gianandrea Noseda
3.20 Shostakovich Romances on verses by British poets, Op 140 Ildar Abdrazakov (bass), BBC Philharmonic, conductor Gianandrea Noseda
3.35 Monrad Johansen Pan
3.50 Nielsen Flute Concerto
4.20 Sibelius Symphony No 1
Michael Cox (flute), BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Eivind Gullberg Jensen


Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
Bass: Ildar Abdrazakov
Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
Conductor: Monrad Johansen
Flute: Michael Cox
Conductor: Eivind Gullberg Jensen

: In Tune

Music, studio guests and a round-up of news from the arts world. Presented by Sean Rafferty.


Presented By: Sean Rafferty.

: Performance on 3

A concert given earlier this week as part of the Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music 2009, introduced by Catherine Bott from Westminster Abbey in London.
Choir of Westminster Abbey, St James 's Baroque, conductor James O'Donnell
Purcell / Was Glad; Praise the Lord, 0 Jerusalem; Funeral Sentences; My Heart Is Inditing Handel Coronation Anthems
Choir of Westminster Abbey, St James 's Baroque, conductor James O'Donnell
Followed by a selection of songs by Vaughan Williams , Delius, Stanford, Finzi and Warlock, and traditional folk songs, performed by tenor Ian Bostridge accompanied at the piano by Julius Drake.


Introduced By: Catherine Bott
Unknown: St James
Conductor: James O'Donnell
Unknown: St James
Conductor: James O'Donnell
Songs By: Vaughan Williams
Tenor: Ian Bostridge
Unknown: Julius Drake.

: The Verb

Live edition from the Radio Theatre at
Broadcasting House. As part of Radio 3's
Poetry Season, Ian McMillan talks to veteran poet Dannie Abse about six decades of writing, American poet Fred D'Aguiar reads salty tales of adventures on the high seas from his new collection The Pirate Songbook, and novelist Will Self presents a sneak preview of his as yet unfinished book Walking to the World, which charts his journey from the late JG Ballard's house in Shepperton to The World in Dubai, a collection of artificial islands shaped like countries. Producer Laura Thomas


Talks: Ian McMillan
Unknown: Dannie Abse
Unknown: Fred D'Aguiar
Producer: Laura Thomas
Will: Self

: Composer of the Week

Rptd from 12 noon

: The Essay: Under the Influence

5/5. Fred D'Aguiar , who grew up in Guyana, discusses the influence on his work of the Guyanese writer Wilson Harris.


Unknown: Fred D'Aguiar
Unknown: Wilson Harris.

: World on 3

Charlie Gillett 's guest this week is Mexican-American singer/songwriter Lhasa de Sela , whose distinctive and haunting songs are sung in English, French and Spanish, taking in elements of Mexican ranchera, American country and French chanson. Producer Felix Carey


Unknown: Charlie Gillett
Songwriter: Lhasa de Sela
Producer: Felix Carey

: Through the Night

Bacewicz Wind Quintet; Children's Suite; Violin Sonata No 4; String Quartet No 4
2.03 Britten Winter Words, Op 52 2.22 Schmitt Ghanaia 2.30 Glanert Orlandos Schmerz 2.33
Janacek On an Overgrown Path, Book 13.00
Wleniawskl Polonaise No 1 in D, Op 4; Polonaise in A, Op
213.16 Dvorak Stabat Mater 4.41 Byrd Air and Variations (The Carman's Whistle) 4.49 Wassenaer Concerto armonico No 4 in G 5.00 Hannikainen Prelude in F 5.03 Linnala Valsette, Op 6 No 1
5.05 Debussy, arr Kocsis Arabesques No 1 and 2
5.13 Schmid Galiarda seconda; Galiarda quarta;
Galiarda quinta 5.18 Kerll Offertorium (Exsulta satis)
5.27 Paganini La Primavera 5.42 Schubert, arr Uszt Wandererfantasie 6.05 Widor Suite for flute and piano, Op 34 6.23 Bersa Sunny Fields 6.40 Gorecki Totus tuus. Op 60 6.50 Abel Symphony in C, Op 10 No 4

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