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: Breakfast

With Rob Cowan. At 8.30 a Poem for Today, with Dannie Abse reading A Doctor's Love Song.


Unknown: Rob Cowan.
Unknown: Dannie Abse

: Classical Collection

Introduced by James Jolly. Gounod: Ballet music: Faust
Detroit Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paul Paray

10.17 Alkan Super flumina Babylonis, Op 52 Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano)

10.25 Settings of the psalm Super flumina
Babylonis by De Monte, Palestrina and Gombert performed by The Cardinally Musick, director Andrew Carwood , Pro Cantione Antigua, director Bruno Turner, and Oxford Camerata, conductor Jeremy Summerly.

10.43 Verdi Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves (Nabucco) Deutsche Oper Berlin Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Giuseppe Sinopoli

10.49 Schubert String Quintet in C, D956 Hollywood Quartet, Kurt Reher (cello)

11.35 Berlioz La mort de Cleopatre
Janet Baker (mezzo), London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Alexander Gibson


Introduced By: James Jolly.
Conductor: Paul Paray
Piano: Marc-Andre Hamelin
Director: Andrew Carwood
Director: Bruno Turner
Conductor: Jeremy Summerly
Conductor: Giuseppe Sinopoli
Cello: Kurt Reher
Unknown: Janet Baker
Conductor: Alexander Gibson

: Composer of the Week: Joseph Haydn

4/5. Donald Macleod recounts a period in Haydn's operatic career during which one opera house burns down and another is rebuilt. And the composer takes a striking new direction.
Overture: L'isola disabitata Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, conductor Antal Dorati
Sono contente appieno (L'isola disabitata)
(finale, Part 2) Linda Zoghby (soprano), Norma Lerer (mezzo), Luigi Alva (tenor), Renato Bruson (baritone), Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, conductor Antal Dorati
La fedelta premiata: Act I Scene 3
Ileana Cotrubas (soprano), Lucia Valentini-Terrani and Frederica von Stade (mezzos), Tonny Landy and Luigi Alva (tenors), Alan Titus and Maurizio Mazzieri (baritones), Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, conductor Antal Dorati
La fedelta premiata: Act 2, finale
Ileana Cotrubas and Kari Lovaas (sopranos), Lucia Valentini-Terrani and Frederica von Stade (mezzos), Tonny Landy and Luigi Alva (tenors), Alan Titus and Maurizio Mazzieri (baritones), Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, conductor Antal Dorati Repeated at 10pm


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Conductor: Antal Dorati
Soprano: Linda Zoghby
Soprano: Norma Lerer
Tenor: Luigi Alva
Tenor: Renato Bruson
Conductor: Antal Dorati
Soprano: Ileana Cotrubas
Soprano: Lucia Valentini-Terrani
Soprano: Frederica von Stade
Unknown: Tonny Landy
Tenors: Luigi Alva
Tenors: Alan Titus
Tenors: Maurizio Mazzieri
Conductor: Antal Dorati
Unknown: Ileana Cotrubas
Sopranos: Kari Lovaas
Sopranos: Lucia Valentini-Terrani
Sopranos: Frederica von Stade
Unknown: Tonny Landy
Tenors: Luigi Alva
Tenors: Alan Titus
Tenors: Maurizio Mazzieri
Conductor: Antal Dorati

: Afternoon on 3

With Louise Fryer.
Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
Continuing a series of Haydn chamber music recitals recorded at Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke's.
Michelangelo Quartet
Haydn String Quartet in F minor, Op 55 No 2 (Razor) String Quartet in B flat, Op 76 No 4 (Sunrise)
2.00 Handel Opera Cycle
Ancient Persia, 1728-style is the setting for Handel's Siroe. Louise Fryer talks about the context of the opera in 18th-century London to Professor Judith Milhous of the City University of New York.
Handel Siroe
Capella Coloniensis , director Andreas Spering


Unknown: Louise Fryer.
Talks: Louise Fryer
Unknown: Professor Judith Milhous
Unknown: Capella Coloniensis
Director: Andreas Spering
Siroe: Ann Hallenberg (mezzo)
Emira: Johanna Stojkovic (soprano)
Laodice: Sunhae Im (soprano)
Medarse: Gunther Schmid (countertenor)
Cosroe: Sebastian Noack (baritone)
Arasse: Timm de Jong (bass)

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty with music and arts news.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

Presented by Petroc Trelawny . As part of this year's Bath Music Festival, violinist Nikolaj Znaider is joined by the principal players of the LSO in a programme that begins with one of Brahms's most famous chamber works, Sextet in B flat,
Op 18, followed by Schoenberg's Verklarte Nacht. Nikolaj Znaider (violin), London Symphony Orchestra Chamber Ensemble
Brahms Sextet No 1 in B flat, Op 18 Schoenberg Verklarte Nacht, Op 4
Followed by the third of this week's series of recordings to celebrate the Bath Music Festival
Messiaen Vingt regards sur I'enfant Jesus (Nos 1-10) Joanna MacGregor (piano)


Presented By: Petroc Trelawny
Violinist: Nikolaj Znaider
Violin: Nikolaj Znaider
Piano: Joanna MacGregor

: Night Waves

Philip Dodd presents an interview with surfing
professor Andy Martin about his new book Beware Invisible Cows: My Search for the Source of the Universe. Martin explores the enormous amount of work that is currently being undertaken across the fields of philosophy, physics, literature and religion to find out who we are, where we came from and where we are going. Producer Kirsty Pope


Unknown: Philip Dodd
Unknown: Professor Andy Martin
Producer: Kirsty Pope

: Composer of the Week

Rptd from 12 noon

: The Essay: Emotional Landscapes

4/5. Naomi Alderman , author of the novel
Disobedience, discusses bitterness and reveals why she thinks it is something to which everyone is susceptible.


Unknown: Naomi Alderman

: Late Junction

Fiona Talkington 's selection includes Scottish singer MacGillivray, Hildegard von Bingen and music from southern Ethiopia.


Unknown: Fiona Talkington
Unknown: Hildegard von Bingen

: Through the Night

Haydn Oratorio: Die Schopfung Isa Katharina Gericke (soprano), Rickard Soderberg (tenor), Jochen Kupfer (baritone), Oslo Chamber Choir, Norwegian Radio Orchestra, conductor Christopher Bell 2.40
Noskowskl The Steppes, Op 66 3.00 Dubois Three Pieces (Messe de manage) 3.18 Kalsons Trio No 5
(Essercizii Musici) 3.32 Gallot Pieces de lute in F minor
3.42 Forster Congregantes Philistei (Dialogi Davidis cum Philisteo) 3.57 Zarzycki Polish Suite, Op 37
4.22 Chopin Ballade No 1 in G minor, Op 23
4.32 Mozart Violin Sonata in C K296 4.49 Bach, after Vivaldi Concerto in A minor for four keyboards, BWV1065 5.00 Jonqen Chant du Mai, Op 53 No 1
5.07 Kilar Chorale Prelude 5.25 Frescobaldi, transcr Bartok Toccata quinta in G 5.30 Dufay Gaude virgo mater Christi 5.34 Hammerschmidt Suite in D minor (Ester Fleiss ) 5.50 Bach French Suite No 2 in C minor, BWV813 6.04 Mozart Ave Verum Corpus, K618
6.08 Weber Clarinet Quintet in B flat. Op 34 6.33
Ambrosio Rostiboli gioioso 6.38 Giustinl Piano Sonata No 10 in F minor 6A7 Alablev Overture in F minor


Soprano: Rickard Soderberg
Tenor: Jochen Kupfer
Conductor: Christopher Bell
Unknown: Forster Congregantes Philistei
Unknown: Dialogi Davidis
Unknown: Chopin Ballade
Unknown: Hammerschmidt Suite
Unknown: Ester Fleiss
Unknown: Ambrosio Rostiboli

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