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: Breakfast

Presented by Rob Cowan , including at 8.30 a Poem for Today, with David Harsent reading The Garden in Sunlight.


Presented By: Rob Cowan
Unknown: David Harsent

: Classical Collection

Presented by James Jolly.
Berlioz Royal Hunt and Storm (The Trojans) Beecham Choral Society, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Thomas Beecham
10.11 Debussy Chansons de Bilitis (excerpts)
Catherine Deneuve (speaker), Ensemble Wien-Berlin
10.25 Haydn Symphony No 44 in F minor (Trauer) Arion Baroque Orchestra, conductor Gary Cooper
10.51 Faure Prélude: Penelope Toulouse Capitole Orchestra, conductor Michel Plasson
11.00 Martinu String Quartet No Martinu Quartet
11.14 Mozart Idomeneo (Act 2, excerpt)
Glyndebourne Festival Chorus and Orchestra, conductor John Pritchard
11.36 Franck Psyche
Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Eduard van Beinum


Presented By: James Jolly.
Conductor: Thomas Beecham
Unknown: Catherine Deneuve
Conductor: Gary Cooper
Conductor: Michel Plasson
Conductor: John Pritchard
Conductor: Eduard van Beinum
Elettra: Lucille Udovick (soprano)
Idomeneo: Richard Lewis (tenor)
Idamante: Leopold Simoneau (tenor)

: Composer of the Week: Joseph Haydn

3/5. Haydn's operas may contain wonderful music but they are often let down by poor librettos. Donald Macleod considers Haydn's choice of librettists. Il mondo delta luna (Finale of Act 2; Act 3) Soloists, Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, director Antal Dorati (continuo) D'una sposa meschinella
Edith Mathis (soprano), Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, conductor Armin Jordan
So che una bestia sei; Finale of Act 1 (La vera costanza) Soloists, Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, conductor Antal Dorati (continuo) Repeated at 10pm


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Director: Antal Dorati
Soprano: Edith Mathis
Conductor: Armin Jordan
Conductor: Antal Dorati

: Afternoon on 3

With Louise Fryer.
Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
Another chamber music recital recorded at Jerwood Hall at LSO St Luke's.
Vienna Piano Trio
Haydn Piano Trio in E minor, H XV 12; Piano Trio in D, HXV24;Piano Trio in F sharp minor, H XV 26; Piano Trio in G, H XV 25 (Gypsy Rondo)


Unknown: Louise Fryer.

: Haydn String Quartets

Mozart Symphony in D, KWa/120 Haydn Symphony No 75 in D
Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra, conductor Ivor Bolton
String Quartet in F minor, Op 20 No 5 Ouatuor Mosaïques
Mozart Piano Concerto No 15 in B flat, K450; Symphony No 39 in E flat, K543
Martin Helmchen (piano), Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra, conductor Ivor Bolton


Conductor: Ivor Bolton
Piano: Martin HelmcHen
Conductor: Ivor Bolton

: Choral Evensong

From Manchester Cathedral. Introit: 0 Lord, Give Thy Holy Spirit (Tallis). Responses:
Tomkins. Psalm 18 (Goss, Felton, Turle). First Lesson: Joshua 3. Canticles: Collegium Magdalenae
Oxoniense (Leighton). Second Lesson: Luke 9, vv37-50. Anthem: Salve regina (Haydn). Hymn: Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken (Austria). Organ Voluntary: Choral varie sur ie theme du
Veni Creator, Op 4 (Durufle). Organist and master of the choristers Christopher Stokes. Sub-organist Jeffrey Makinson. Repeated on Sunday at 4pm


Unknown: Christopher Stokes.
Unknown: Jeffrey Makinson.

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty presents music and arts news.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

Live from the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, the BBC Philharmonic, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda , perform five of Haydn's most innovative symphonies as part of their Haydn festival.
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Gianandrea Noseda Haydn Symphonies No 13 in D; No 43 in E flat (Mercury); No 80 in D minor
8.05 Twenty Minutes: Haydn and the Enlightenment Dermot Clinch investigates the influence of Freemasonry on Haydn's music and looks at his relationship with the ideas of the Enlightenment.
8.25 Haydn Symphony No 70 in D;
Symphony No 45 in Fsharp minor (Farewell)


Conducted By: Gianandrea Noseda
Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
Unknown: Dermot Clinch

: Night Waves

Anne McElvoy and guests explore the latest cultural issues, including news of the winner of this year's Orange Prize for Fiction. Producer Allegra Mcllroy


Unknown: Anne McElvoy
Producer: Allegra McLlroy

: Composer of the Week

Rptd from 12 noon

: The Essay: Emotional Landscapes

3/5. Playwright John Godber talks about what courage means for him and his family in the light of recent illness, and discusses dealing with bereavement.


Talks: John Godber

: Late Junction

Featuring music by young Chinese singer Mamer from his debut album Eagle, Hungarian band Muzsikas, and pianist Angela Hewitt playing Rameau. Presented by Fiona Talkington.


Pianist: Angela Hewitt
Presented By: Fiona Talkington.

: Through the Night

Prokofiev Violin Sonatas: No 1, Op 80; No 2, Op 94a Georgi Badev (violin), Nikolay Evrov (piano) 1.56 Tchalkovsky Fantasy Overture: Romeo and Juliet 2.17 Escher Songs of Love and Eternity 2.30 Schoeck Pastoral intermezzo, Op 58 (Sommernacht) 2.41 Weber 8assoon Concerto in F 3.00 Handel Overture: Agrippina 3.08 Mozart String Quartet in D minor, K421 3.38 Josquin des Prez
Coeurs desolez par toute nations; Qui belles amours a 5
3.45 Dohnanyl Suite im alten Stil, Op 24 4.01 Françaix L'heure du berger 4.09 Faurt Preludium, Op 103 No 5; Impromptu No 2 in F minor, Op 314.17 Ravel Valses nobles et sentimentales 4.35 Bacheler Pavan 4.41 Resplghl Ancient Airs and Dances: Suite No 2 5.00 Bach Violin Sonata in E minor, BWV1023 5.13 Gllse Concert Overture in C minor 5.23 HWas Harpsichord Concerto 5.37 Brahms Symphony No 3 in F 6.12 Froberqer Toccata V
6.19 Lassus Dulces exuviae 6.25 Crusell Sinfonia concertante in 8 flat, Op 3 6.53 Sibelius Valse triste


Violin: Georgi Badev
Violin: Nikolay Evrov
Unknown: Bacheler Pavan

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