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: Breakfast

With Sarah Mohr-Pietsch , including at 8.30 a Poem for Today: Clive James reads Signing Ceremony.


Unknown: Sarah Mohr-Pietsch
Unknown: Clive James

: Classical Collection

With Sarah Walker.
Haydn Symphony No 43 in E flat (Mercury) Hanover Band, conductor Roy Goodman
10.27 Abel Suite in D minor (Drexel Manuscript) Paolo Pandolfo (viola da gamba)
10.49 Schumann Tragodie , Op 64
Brigitte Fassbaender (mezzo), Irwin Gage (piano)
10.55 Gershwin, orch Grofe Rhapsody in Blue LSO, director Andre Previn (piano)
11.11 Lutoslawski Venetian Games
National Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of Warsaw, conductor Witold Rowicki
11.24 Mozart Fantasy and Sonata in C minor, K475/457 Katsaris Cyprien (piano)


Unknown: Sarah Walker.
Conductor: Roy Goodman
Conductor: Abel Suite
Viola: Paolo Pandolfo
Unknown: Schumann Tragodie
Unknown: Brigitte Fassbaender
Piano: Irwin Gage
Piano: Andre Previn
Piano: Katsaris Cyprien

: Composer of the Week: John McCabe

5/5. Even at the age of 70, John McCabe shows no sign of slowing down, with more than 20 ideas for new pieces currently on the go. In the last of this week's programmes, Donald Macleod talks to the composer about a number of brand-new works premiering this summer, and asks what the future holds for him as a composer and performer. Gwaithla Brook (Two Gladestry Quatrains)
Gillian Keith (soprano), Simon Lepper (piano)
Study No 10: Tunstall Chimes (Hommage a Ravel) The composer (piano)
Pilgrim, for double string orchestra BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Christopher Austin
Concerto for oboe and clarinet Jennifer Galloway (oboe), John Bradbury (clarinet), BBC Philharmonic, conductor Clark Rundell Repeated at 10pm


Unknown: John McCabe
Talks: Donald MacLeod
Soprano: Gillian Keith
Soprano: Simon Lepper
Clarinet: Jennifer Galloway
Oboe: John Bradbury
Conductor: Clark Rundell

: Afternoon on 3

Introduced by Ian Skelly.
Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
4/4. The last of this week's concerts from the Frick Collection in New York.
Julian Rachlin (violin/viola), Itamar Golan (piano) Dvorak Violin Sonata in F, Op 57
Britten Lachrymae for viola and piano, Op 48 Grieg Violin Sonata No 3 in C minor, Op 45
2.00 Handel Opera Cycle Handel Riccardo Primo : Act
See yesterday for cast details
3.00 Kings and Queens Smetana Richard III
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Gianandrea Noseda
3.15 Bliss A Colour Symphony BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Richard Hickox Rubbra Ode to the Queen
Susan Bickley (mezzo). BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Richard Hickox
4.15 Elgar Falstaff BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Jac van Steen.


Introduced By: Ian Skelly.
Violin: Julian Rachlin
Viola: Itamar Golan
Unknown: Britten Lachrymae
Unknown: Riccardo Primo
Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Conductor: Rubbra Ode
Unknown: Susan Bickley
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Conductor: Jac van Steen.

: 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

'There is one God - Bach - and Mendelssohn is his prophet" was Berlioz's verdict on the musical relationship between these two composers. Catherine Bott introduces a live concert from St Paul 's, Knightsbridge, in London, that explores through some of their motets a little of how one influenced the other. BBC Singers, Stephen Farr (organ), Peter McCarthy (violone), conductor David Hill Bach Komm , Jesu, komm, BWV229
Mendelssohn Mitten wir im Leben sind, Op 23 No3; Sonata in D minor, Op 65
Bach Furchfe dich nicht, BWV228


Introduces: Catherine Bott
Unknown: St Paul
Singers: Stephen Farr
Unknown: Peter McCarthy
Unknown: Bach Komm
Unknown: Mendelssohn Mitten
Unknown: Bach Furchfe

: Twenty Minutes: A Tale Told by Moonlight

By Leonard Woolf. A novelist visiting Ceylon falls in love with a prostitute and buys her out of the brothel where she works.
8.10 Mendelssohn Aus Tiefernot , Op 23 No 1 Mendelssohn, compl Albrecht Fantasia and Fugue in G minor
Bach Jesu , meine Freude, BWV227


Unknown: Leonard Woolf.
Unknown: Mendelssohn Aus Tiefernot
Unknown: Albrecht Fantasia
Unknown: Bach Jesu

: The Verb

Poetry Lab returns and, as part of the BBC's Poetry Season, Ian McMillan and poet Daljit Nagra discuss how to write the perfect opening to a poem. The winner of The Verb's short story competition is announced, there's music from George Pringle , and Egyptian novelist Alaa al-Aswany presents a guide to Arabic literature. Producer Laura Thomas


Unknown: Ian McMillan
Unknown: Daljit Nagra
Unknown: George Pringle
Producer: Laura Thomas

: Composer of the Week

Rptd from 12 noon

: The Essay: Looking for Ghosts

5/5. Michael Goldfarb travels to Vienna to see
Rachel Whiteread 's astonishing Holocaust memorial and tells the story of poet Ludwig August Frankl.


Unknown: Michael Goldfarb
Unknown: Rachel Whiteread
Unknown: Ludwig August Frankl.

: World on 3

With Mary Ann Kennedy , featuring a studio session with the Michael McGoldrick Band led by the Manchester-born Irish flute player. Producer Roger short


Unknown: Mary Ann Kennedy

: Through the Night

Chopin Three pieces Beethoven Piano Sonata in C sharp minor, Op 27 No 2 (Moonlight) 1.31 Dvorak Song to the Moon (Rusalka) 1.37 Grieq, arr Reqer I Love Thee, Op 5 No 31.39 Coward /'if Follow My Secret Heart
(Conversation Piece) 1.44 J Strauss (son), arr Berg Wein , Weib und Gesang 1.55 Kunzen Overture: Vinhoesten
2.00 Stenhammar Varnatt 2.09 Giuliani Six Variations for violin and guitar, Op 81 2.18 Bach Violin Concerto No 1 in A minor, BWV1041 2.32 Mozart Piano Concerto No 21 in C, K 467 3.00 Locatelli Violin Sonata in D, Op 8 No 2
3.12 Poulenc Oboe Sonata 3.26 Milhaud Trois psaumes de David, Op 339 3.35 Vivaldi Nisi Dominus , RV608 (Psalm 127) 3.55 Ambroz Copi Psalm 108: My Heart Is Steadfast
4.00 Arnic Suite: About the Well, Op 5 4.32 Paqanini Duetto amoroso 442 Bellini Vanne o rosa fortunate;
Bella Nice, che d'amore 4.48 Berlioz Overture: Waverley
5.00 Bruhns Die Zeit meines Abschieds ist vorhanden
5.08 Buxtehude Canzona (fugue) in G, BuxWV175
5.12 Enna Five piano pieces 5.26 Nielsen Wind Quintet
5.50 Trad Swedish Folk Melody 5.53 Boeck Fantasie on two Flemish folk songs 6.01 Ysaye Violin Sonata No 3 in D minor, Op 27 No 3 (Ballade) 6.09 Ockeqhem
Salve Regina 6.20 Des Prez In te Domine speravi
Anon Zorzi , Giorgio (Salterello); Forte cose e la speranza
6.28 Brusselmans Scenes after Breughel
6.43 Gossec Symphony in D, Op 5 No 5 (Pastorella)


Unknown: Berg Wein
Unknown: Stenhammar Varnatt
Unknown: Milhaud Trois
Unknown: Vivaldi Nisi Dominus
Unknown: Paqanini Duetto
Unknown: Bellini Vanne
Unknown: Boeck Fantasie
Unknown: Anon Zorzi

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