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: Breakfast

With Sara Mohr-Pietsch , including at 8.30 a Poem for Today: Fred D'Aguiar reads from his Elegies.


DJ: Sara Mohr-Pietsch
Guest: Fred D'Aguiar

: Classical Collection

With Sarah Walker.
Beethoven Symphony No 2 in D
Vienna PO, conductor Simon Rattle
10.33 Saint-Sains Wedding Cake, Op 76
Soloists of the National Orchestra of France
10.40 Handel Arias from Imeneo, Ariodante and Hercules, sung by Joyce DiDonato , Lorraine Hunt and Sarah Connolly
11.01 Messiaen Louange a I'eternite de Jesus (Quatuor pour la fin de temps)
Maurice Gendron (cello), Jean Franc. aix (piano)
11.11 Stravinsky Suite: Firebird (1919)
Dresden Staatskapelle, conductor Rudolf Kempe
11.31 Symphonies of Wind Instruments (1920)
Prague Chamber Harmony, conductor Libor Pesek
11.41 Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 6 in B flat, BWV1051 Camerata of the 18th Century, conductor Konrad Hunteler


Unknown: Sarah Walker.
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Unknown: Handel Arias
Sung By: Joyce Didonato
Sung By: Lorraine Hunt
Sung By: Sarah Connolly
Unknown: Messiaen Louange
Cello: Maurice Gendron
Cello: Jean Franc.
Conductor: Rudolf Kempe
Unknown: Bach Brandenburg
Conductor: Konrad Hunteler

: Composer of the Week: John McCabe

2/5. John McCabe 's extraordinary repertoire as a pianist, from Haydn to Elliott Carter via Satie, Liszt, Bax and Couperin, is mirrored by his own huge range of influences as a composer, from the avant-garde to tonality, rock drumming and jazz. John Peel (Three Folk Songs for soprano, clarinet and piano, Op 19) Martin Hindmarsh (tenor),
Nicholas Turner (clarinet), Alan Cuckston (piano) Nielsen Chaconne , Op 32 John McCabe (piano) McCabe Concertante Variations on a Theme of Nicholas Maw St Christopher Chamber Orchestra, conductor Donatas Katkus
Concerto for Piano and Wind Quintet
Fibonacci Sequence Repeated at 10pm


Unknown: John McCabe
Unknown: Elliott Carter
Tenor: Martin Hindmarsh
Clarinet: Nicholas Turner
Clarinet: Alan Cuckston
Piano: Nielsen Chaconne
Piano: John McCabe
Conductor: Donatas Katkus

: Afternoon on 3

With Ian Skelly.

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
1/4. The first of four concerts from the Frick Collection in New York, the first time Radio 3 has broadcast from this gallery near Central Park.
Alexandre Tharaud (piano)
Rameau Nouvelles suites de pieces de clavecin (Seconde Livre 1728)
Chopin 24 Preludes

2.00 Kings and Queens
Smetana The Brandenburgers in Bohemia (excerpts); Two Widows (excerpts)
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Gianandrea Noseda.

2.30 German Hamlet
BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor John Wilson

3.05 Saint-Saens Symphony No 3 in C minor (Organ)
Adrian Partington (organ), BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Grant Llewellyn

3.55 Haydn Mass in C, H XXII 9 (Missa in tempore belli) (Paukenmesse)
Claire Booth (soprano), Karen Cargill (mezzo), Mark Wilde (tenor), James Rutherford (bass), BBC Singers, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Han Volkov


Presenter: Ian Skelly
Piano: Alexandre Tharaud
Piano: Rameau Nouvelles
Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda.
Conductor: John Wilson
Unknown: Adrian Partington
Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
Soprano: Karen Cargill
Tenor: Mark Wilde
Tenor: James Rutherford
Conductor: Han Volkov

: In Tune

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


Introduces: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

Recorded last Thursday at Glasgow City Halls, a concert from a series inspired by the art of storytelling. American violinist Anne Akiko Meyers returns to Scotland as the soloist in Barber's Violin Concerto. Presented by Catherine Bott.
Anne Akiko Meyers (violin), BBC Scottish
Symphony Orchestra, conductor Carlo Rizzi Ravel Suite: Ma mere I'oye Barber Violin Concerto
Franck Symphony in D minor


Violinist: Anne Akiko
Presented By: Catherine Bott.
Violin: Anne Akiko Meyers
Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
Unknown: Franck Symphony

: Night Waves

Philip Dodd talks to John Micklethwait , editor of The Economist magazine, about how the revival of religion is changing the world. In his new book God Is Back, Micklethwait argues that a spread of religious fervour is having a profound effect on politics and society, and he believes that to understand the politics of this century, people cannot afford to ignore God, whatever their beliefs. Producer Philippa Ritchie


Talks: Philip Dodd
Unknown: John Micklethwait
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: Composer of the Week

Rptd from 12 noon

: The Essay: Looking for Ghosts

2/5. Michael Goldfarb travels to Berlin and retraces the steps of philosopher Moses Mendelssohn , discovering how his family established the Jewish women's salons.


Unknown: Michael Goldfarb
Unknown: Moses Mendelssohn

: Late Junction

Fiona Talkington introduces music from Vietnam, featuring singer Huong Thanh , Motion Trio from Poland, and The Sixteen, singing music from the choirbooks of the Sistine Chapel.
Producer Philip Tagney EMAIL: late.junction®bbc.co.uk


Introduces: Fiona Talkington
Singer: Huong Thanh
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Through the Night

Martinu Symphony No 11.40 Stravinsky Rag-time for 11 instruments 1.46 Scott Paramount Rag 1.49 Lamb Ragtime Nightingale 1.55 Gershwin, arr Lundin
Rhapsody in Blue 2.12 Bernstein Overture: Candide
2.18 Shostakovich Waltz No 2 (Suite for jazz band
No 2) 2.23 Martinu Clarinet Sonatina; Symphony No 2
3.00 Stadlmayr Ave Maris Stella 3.07 Telemann Overture (Suite) in D (Darmstadt) TWV55:d15
3.28 Daquin Rondeau - Le colin-maillard Couperin Rondeau - Le Tic-toc-choc, ou Les maillotins
3.33 Hildeqard of Bingen 0 clarissima Mater
3.43 Madetoja Dance Vision, Op 11
3.51 Kuula Sorrow, Op 22 No 2 3.58 Suolahti Sinfonia piccola 4.20 Sibelius Rakastava , Op 14 4.27 Waqner Overture: Tannhauser 4.42 Pezel, arr Romm Suite of German dances 4.50 Wassenaer Concerto armonica No 6 in E flat (Sei concerti armonici) 5.00 Haydn Two Marches for wind band: Hungarian National March;
March for the Prince of Wales 5.07 Schubert Symphony No 4 in C minor (Tragic) 5.36 Kodaly Sonatina for cello and piano 5.46 Liszt II m'aimait tant! 5.53 Zoltan Jeney Bird Tempting 6.00 Nikolai Kaufman Two
Humorous Folk Songs 6.04 Bartok Three Hungarian
Folk Songs from the Csik District. Sz35a 6.08 Jardanyl Fantasy and Variations on a Hungarian Folk Song
6.21 Molique, arr Petrlc/Goodman, transcr Regondi Six Songs without words 6.34 Debussy Jardins sous la pluie (Estampes) 6.38 Boieldieu Harp Concerto in C


Unknown: Stravinsky Rag-Time
Unknown: Maris Stella
Unknown: Daquin Rondeau
Unknown: Sibelius Rakastava
Unknown: Romm Suite
Unknown: Kodaly Sonatina
Unknown: Zoltan Jeney
Unknown: Nikolai Kaufman
Unknown: Debussy Jardins

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