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: Breakfast

With Sara Mohr-Pietsch , including at 8.30 a Poem for Today, in which Maura Dooley reads her poem Lark Ascending.


DJ: Sara Mohr-Pietsch
Guest: Maura Dooley

: Classical Collection

Introduced by Sarah Walker. Striggio Ecce beatam lucem National Choir of Versailles, director Michel-Marc Gervais
10.07 Faure Nocturnes: No 1 in E flat minor, Op 33 No 1; No 7 in C minor, Op 74; No 13 in B minor, Op 119 Paul Crossley (piano)
10.33 Mahler Symphony No 9 Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Herbert von Karajan


Introduced By: Sarah Walker.
Introduced By: Striggio Ecce
Director: Michel-Marc Gervais
Piano: Paul Crossley
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

: Composer of the Week: John McCabe

4/5. Over the course of his career, John McCabe has composed for a variety of brilliant performers and ensembles. Today the composer talks to
Donald Macleod about the challenges of writing for particular players.
Study No 9: Snowfall in Winter (Hommage a Debussy) The composer (piano)
Study No 8: Scrunch (Omaggioa Domenico Scarlatti) Tamami Honma (piano) Copland Danzon Cubano
Tamami Honma , John McCabe (pianos)
McCabe Scenes in America Deserta (excerpts) The King's Singers Flute Concerto
Emily Beynon , BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley Repeated at iopm


Unknown: John McCabe
Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Piano: Tamami Honma
Piano: Copland Danzon Cubano
Piano: Tamami Honma
Pianos: John McCabe
Unknown: Emily Beynon
Conductor: Vernon Handley

: Afternoon on 3

Introduced by Ian Skelly.
Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
3/4. From the Frick Collection in New York. Atrium Quartet
Mendelssohn String Quartet in F minor, Op 80 Borodin String Quartet No 2 in D
2.00 Handel Opera Cycle
Written for the great castrato Senesino, Riccardo Primo is Handel's only opera about an English sovereign. This version of the story of Richard I or Richard the Lionheart coincided with the coronation of George 11 - a stroke of good fortune for the astute composer, who revised the opera substantially as homage to the new king. Handel Riccardo Primo : Acts 1 and Chamber Orchestra of Basel, conductor Paul Goodwin Act 3 isat 2pm tomorrow
4.15 Kings and Queens
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 5 in E flat
(Emperor) Eduard Kunz , BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Jac van Steen.


Introduced By: Ian Skelly.
Unknown: Riccardo Primo
Unknown: Handel Riccardo Primo
Conductor: Paul Goodwin
Unknown: Eduard Kunz
King Richard I: Lawrence Zazzo (countertenor)
Costanza: Nuria Rial (soprano)
Pulcheria: Geraldine McGreevy (soprano)
Oronte: Tim Mead (countertenor)
Isacio: David Wilson-Johnson (bass)
Berardo: Curtis Streetman (tenor)

: In Tune

A selection of music, with studio guests and a round-up of news from the arts world. Presented by Sean Rafferty.


Presented By: Sean Rafferty.

: Performance on 3

The Bath International Music Festival brings together music from a wide range of styles, and this concert combines the talents of South African mezzo
Sibongile Khumalo with jazz saxophonist Jason Yarde and pianist Joanna MacGregor. Khumalo performs opera, jazz and traditional South African repertoire across the world, and for this programme given last night in Bath Abbey she performs classical repertoire, including Rachmaninov's
Vocalise, songs from Mzilikazi Khumalo 's opera
Princess Magogo ka Dinuzulu, and works by Jason Yarde , including a new BBC Radio 3 commission. Sibongile Khumalo and Kuki Mncube (mezzos),
Sfiso Khanyile (tenor), Jason Yarde (saxophones), Larry Bartley (double bass), Ben Bryant (marimba and percussion), Joanna MacGregor (piano)


Unknown: Sibongile Khumalo
Unknown: Jason Yarde
Pianist: Joanna MacGregor.
Unknown: Mzilikazi Khumalo
Unknown: Jason Yarde
Unknown: Sibongile Khumalo
Unknown: Kuki Mncube
Tenor: Sfiso Khanyile
Tenor: Jason Yarde
Unknown: Larry Bartley
Bass: Ben Bryant
Piano: Joanna MacGregor

: Night Waves

Bidisha talks to artist Tracey Emin about her book One Thousand Drawings and a new exhibition, which deal with the themes of death, loss, love, passion, sex and lust. They are a typical example of the candour with which Emin reveals the details Of her life. Producer Timothy Prosser


Artist: Tracey Emin
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Composer of the Week

Rptd from 12 noon

: The Essay: Looking for Ghosts

4/5. In Frankfurt, Michael Goldfarb learns about the roles of writer Ludwig Boerne and poet Heinrich Heine in Jewish emancipation.


Unknown: Michael Goldfarb
Unknown: Ludwig Boerne
Unknown: Heinrich Heine

: Late Junction

Fiona Talkington 's late-night selection includes Powerplant's version of Steve Reich 's Electric
Counterpoint, medieval English music from The Hilliard Ensemble and a lullaby sung by Eldbjorg Raknes.


Unknown: Fiona Talkington
Unknown: Steve Reich
Sung By: Eldbjorg Raknes.

: Through the Night

Coleridge-Taylor Clarinet Quintet in F sharp minor, Op 10
1.32 Vauqhan Williams On Wenlock Edge
1.55 Dowland The Lady Clifton's Spirit, King of Denmark's Gaillard Morley Fantasie ; Knights of the Lute Dowland Pavan; Earl of Derby, His Gaillard
2.09 Locke The Tempest (excerpts) 2.27 Stanley Trumpet Voluntary 2.31 Walton Death ofFalstaff;
Touch Her Soft Lips and Part 2.36 Elqar Sea Pictures
3.00 Strauss Oboe Concerto in D 3.28 Ciurlionis De Profundis 3.37 Golestan Arioso and Allegro de concert 3.45 Biber Scordatura Sonata for two violins and basso continuo 4.00 Mozart Concerto in E flat for two pianos, K365 4.26 Regnart Nunc dimittis
Porta Sub tuum praesidium 4.32 Kuhnau Der Streit zwischen David und Goliath (Biblical Sonatas)
4.45 Sibelius Pohjola 's Daughter 5.00 Gluck
Overture: Alceste 5.11 Scarlatti Fuga del primo tono
5.15 Handel Overture; Tornami a vagheggiar; Verdi prati; Ombre pallide; Entrée; Mi restano le lagrime (Alcina) 5.40 Respighi Trittico Botticelliano
6.01 Wiren Piano Sonatina, Op 25 6.08 Corelll
Sonata da chiesa in F, Op I No I; Sonata da chiesa in E minor, Op 1 No 2; Sonata da chiesa in A, Op 1 No 3
6.25 CPE Bach Symphony in E flat, Wq179
6.39 Schubert An Emma , D113c; Der Musensohn, D764
6.44 Beethoven, arr Joan Berkhemer Finale
(Symphony No 7 in A) 6.54 Medins Aria (Suite No 1)


Unknown: Vauqhan Williams
Unknown: Gaillard Morley Fantasie
Unknown: Kuhnau Der Streit
Unknown: Sibelius Pohjola
Unknown: Schubert An Emma

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