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: Breakfast

With Martin Handley , including at 8.30 a Poem for Today, written and read by Gillian Clarke.


Unknown: Martin Handley
Read By: Gillian Clarke.

: Sunday Morning

With lain Burnside. Looking beyond chocolate and cuckoo clocks to explore musical life in Switzerland past and present, Burnside talks to Zurich-based pianist and composer Edward Rushton. With music by Honegger, Martin, Goetz and Richard Strauss. EMAIL: sundaymorning@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Edward Rushton.
Unknown: Richard Strauss.

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley talks to celebrated English fashion designer Jasper Conran , whose musical selections feature Kathleen Ferrier. Ella Fitzgerald , Bessie Smith and Cat Stevens (now known as Yusuf Islam), and works by Mozart, Schubert, Chopin and Handel, his favourite composer.


Talks: Michael Berkeley
Designer: Jasper Conran
Unknown: Kathleen Ferrier.
Unknown: Ella Fitzgerald
Unknown: Bessie Smith
Unknown: Cat Stevens

: The Early Music Show

Lucie Skeaping introduces highlights of a concert given by Charivari Agréable, recorded on 17 May at this year's Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music. Featuring sacred songs and anthems connected with the City of Oxford. Producer Sam Phillips


Producer: Sam Phillips

: Radio 3 Requests

Chi-chi Nwanoku with listeners' requests, including music by Beethoven, Elgar, Isao Tomita and Verdi, and a guest request from composer John McCabe. ADDRESS: Radio 3 Requests. BBC Wales. CF5 2YO
Phone: [number removed]. email: radio3requests@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Isao Tomita
Unknown: John McCabe.

: Choral Evensong

Wednesday's service from Manchester Cathedral.
Introit: O 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 le theme du Veni Creator, Op 4 (Durufle).


Organist and Master of the Choristers: Christopher Stokes
Sub-organist: Jeffrey Makinson

: Discovering Music

Haydn Symphonies 22 and 92. With the help of the BBC Philharmonic, conducted by Nicholas Kraemer , Stephen Johnson considers how Haydn's musical imagination was fired by events in his life. His Symphony No 22 in E flat, known as the Philosopher, could have been inspired by the arrival of a pair cor anglais at his workplace in Esterhaza. Plus a look at one of Haydn's later symphonies - No 92 in G (Oxford) - once thought to have been composed to celebrate his honorary degree.


Conducted By: Nicholas Kraemer
Conducted By: Stephen Johnson

: The Choir

Haydn's life was one of never-ending deadlines and he received more commissions than he could manage. But there was one occasion when he wrote genuinely for pleasure. Aled Jones explores a set of part-songs inspired by the composer's visit to one of England's singing societies, the so-called glee clubs.


Unknown: Aled Jones

: Drama on 3: Hyde Park-on-Hudson

By Richard Nelson. George VI's visit to the USA in 1939, just as the world was preparing for a new war. was the first time a reigning British monarch had visited the country. Amid the politics, pomp, picnics and hot dogs, another dimension to the visit survived in the memory of President Roosevelt's mistress.
Producer/Director Ned Chaillet


Unknown: Richard Nelson.
Director: Ned Chaillet
Older Daisy: Barbara Jefford
Younger Daisy: Emma Fielding
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Tim Pigott-Smith
Missy: Nancy Crane
Eleanor Roosevelt: Julia Swift
Mother: Sylvia Syms
Tommy Oualters: John Chancer
Bertie: Corin Redgrave
Elizabeth: Kika Markham
Cameron: Jamie Newall

: Sunday Feature: Chaos and Creation

Reflections on the origins of the universe, with cosmologist Kathy Romer , particle physicist Mark Hindmarsh , classicist Teresa Morgan , mythologist Sian Hawthorne , politician Phil Willis and evangelical physicist Karl Giberson. The discussion is set within an analysis by Sharon Choa of Haydn's depiction of The Creation. Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Kathy Romer
Unknown: Mark Hindmarsh
Unknown: Teresa Morgan
Unknown: Sian Hawthorne
Unknown: Phil Willis
Unknown: Karl Giberson.
Unknown: Sharon Choa
Producer: Alan Hall

: Words and Music

Man and Beast. Hermione Norris and Jim Norton explore the age-old relationship between animals and humans, reading poetry and prose by John Donne , Ted Hughes , Seamus Heaney , WH Hudson and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. With appropriate music by Barber, Vivaldi, Haydn, Britten, Noel Coward , Tom Waits and Johnny Cash. Producer Lindsay Kemp
EMAIL: wordsandmusic@bbc.co.uk
For details of the music and verse heard in this programme, visitbbc.co.uk/radio3/wordsandmusic


Unknown: Hermione Norris
Unknown: Jim Norton
Unknown: John Donne
Unknown: Ted Hughes
Unknown: Seamus Heaney
Unknown: Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
Unknown: Noel Coward
Unknown: Tom Waits
Unknown: Johnny Cash.
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: Jazz Line-Up

Julian Joseph meets Japanese keyboard player Hiromi Uehara , who discusses her approach to performance, and American pianist and vocalist Lynne Arriale , who talks about her collaboration with trumpeter Randy Brecker and bassist George Mraz. Plus a specially recorded BBC Radio 3 commission, performed by Bojan Z at the Bath Music Festival 2009. Producer Keith Loxam


Unknown: Julian Joseph
Unknown: Hiromi Uehara
Unknown: Lynne Arriale
Unknown: Randy Brecker
Bassist: George Mraz.
Producer: Keith Loxam

: Through the Night

Beethoven Cello Sonata in C, Op 102 No I Webern
Two Pieces (1899); Three Little Pieces, Op 11 Stravinsky Suite italienne Brahms Cello Sonata No 2 in F Op 99 Debussy, arr Piatigorsky Beau soir 2.16 Brahms Symphony No 4 in E minor 3.01 JM Bach Furchtet euch nicht 3.04 JCF Bach /no 3.35 Weber Grand duo concertant. Op 48 3.54 Castello Sonata IV 4.03 Verdi Cortigiani , vil razza dannata (Rigoletto) 4.07 Verdi, arr Uszt Rigoletto (Paraphrase de concert) 4.15 Berlioz Overture: Beatrice et Benedict 4.24 Saint-Saens Havanaise , Op 83 4.32 Fernandes Tleycantimo choquiliya - mestizo e indio Pascual Oy es dia de placer Franco Santa Maria in if Huiac 4.39 Villa-Lobos Guitar Preludes Nos 1 and 2 4.46 Bizet Carmen: Suite No 1
5.01 Klami Introduction and Staccato Etude 5.06 Mlelck Finnish Suite, Op 10 5.23 Sibelius Esquisses , Op 114 5.32 Glazunov Chant du menestrel, Op 71
5.37 Berezovsky Do Not Forsake Me in My Old Age
5.48 Schubert, an- Prokofiev Waltzes Suite 5.58 Schubert Three Songs, Op 19 6.09 Mozart Adagio in E, K261
6.18 Albrechtsberger Trombone Concerto in B flat
6.36 Beethoven String Quartet in G, Op 18 No 2


Unknown: Piatigorsky Beau
Unknown: Bach Furchtet
Unknown: Verdi Cortigiani
Unknown: Saint-Saens Havanaise
Unknown: Fernandes Tleycantimo
Unknown: Franco Santa Maria
Unknown: Sibelius Esquisses

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