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: Breakfast

With Rob Cowan , including at 8.30 a Poem for Today, written and read by Imtiaz Dharker.


Unknown: Rob Cowan
Read By: Imtiaz Dharker.

: Classical Collection

With James Jolly.
Handel Music for the Royal Fireworks RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leopold Stokowski
10.23 D Scarlatti Sonatas: in F minor, Kk466, in F Kk525 Vladimir Horowitz (piano)
10.31 Schubert, arr Cassado Arpeggione Sonata Gaspar Cassado (cello), Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jonel Perlea
10.58 Schumann Mond , meiner Seele Liebling , Op 104 No 1; Nachtlied, Op 96 No 1; Kommen und Scheiden, Op 90 No 3 Paul Esswood
(countertenor), Nicholas McGegan (piano)
11.04 Haydn Symphony No 47 in G
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, conductor Frans Briiggen
11.26 Beethoven The Dairy House, WoO 155 No 17; The Vale of Clyde, WoO 155 No 19; Good Night, WoO 155 No 26
Julie Kaufmann (soprano), New Munich Piano Trio
11.39 Bach, arr Mahler Bach Suite Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Chailly


Unknown: James Jolly.
Unknown: Handel Music
Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Piano: Vladimir Horowitz
Cello: Gaspar Cassado
Conductor: Jonel Perlea
Conductor: Schumann Mond
Unknown: Seele Liebling
Piano: Nicholas McGegan
Conductor: Frans Briiggen
Soprano: Julie Kaufmann
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly

: Composer of the Week: Chopin

5/5. Donald Macleod concludes his look at
Chopin's time at Nohant, the country retreat of his lover George Sand , where over seven summers toward the end of his life he composed much of his finest music. As his relationship with Sand finally comes apart at the seams, he produces his three final masterpieces: the Polonaise-Fantaisie, too modern even for Liszt's ears; the "undervalued masterpiece" that is his Cello Sonata; and perhaps his most influential work, the astonishing Barcarolle. Polonaise-Fantasie in A flat, Op 61 Maurizio Pollini (piano)
Cello Sonata in G minor. Op 65
Mstislav Rostropovich , Martha Argerich (piano) Barcarolle in Fsharp, Op 60 Dinu Lipatti (piano) Repeated at 10pm


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: George Sand
Piano: Maurizio Pollini
Unknown: Mstislav Rostropovich
Piano: Martha Argerich
Piano: Dinu Lipatti

: Afternoon on 3

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
At the New Theatre in Cardiff it's the fourth recital in the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Song Prize, after which the finalists are announced.
Presenters Fiona Talkington and Catherine Bott also report on the progress of the main competition.


Presenters: Fiona Talkington
Presenters: Catherine Bott

: Handel Opera Cycle

Presented by Penny Gore . Handel Tolomeo: Act 3
Handel Festival Orchestra, Halle, conductor Howard Arman


Presented By: Penny Gore
Conductor: Howard Arman
Tolomeo: Axel Kohler (countertenor)
Seleuce: Linda Perillo (soprano)
Araspe: Brian Bannatyne-Scott (bass)
Elisa: Romelia Lichtenstein (mezzo)
Alessandro: Jennifer Lane (mezzo)

: A Trip Away

Smetana Vltava (Ma Vlast)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Rossen Gergov
Haydn String Quartet in D, Op 33 No 6 Navarra Quartet Liszt Orpheus
4.15 Strauss Don Quixote
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Garry Walker


Conductor: Rossen Gergov
Unknown: Strauss Don Quixote
Conductor: Garry Walker

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty presents a selection of music, with studio guests and news from the arts world.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

Presented by Martin Handley. In a concert given at the Brangwyn Hall in Swansea, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales play Dvorak's The Noonday Witch and Beethoven's Seventh Symphony, joined by Alina llbragimova as the soloist in Szymanowski's Violin Concerto No 1. Few symphonies are more demonic in their energy and power than Beethoven's Seventh, though when Weber heard it, he thought Beethoven "fit for the madhouse". It is heard here alongside
Szymanowski's First Violin Concerto and the eerie sound-world of Dvorak's The Noonday Witch.
Alina llbragimova (violin), BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Walter Weller Dvorak The Noonday Witch
Szymanowski Violin Concerto No 1 Beethoven Symphony No 7 in A
Followed by performances from previous winners of the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World contest, including Schubert performed by Bryn Terfel.


Presented By: Martin Handley.
Conductor: Walter Weller

: The Verb

Ian McMillan presents a late-night showcase of new writing, performance and global literature. Producer Laura Thomas


Unknown: Ian McMillan
Producer: Laura Thomas

: Composer of the Week

Rptd from 12 noon

: The Essay: Nightwalks

5/5. Journalist John Walsh takes to the streets of the City of London, where he recalls the words of William Wordsworth and even has fond memories of the wobbly bridge.


Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: William Wordsworth

: World on 3

Lopa Kothari introduces an eclectic mix of world sounds, including a studio session by blues musician Taj Mahal and his trio, who perform songs from the recent album Maestro.


Presenter: Lopa Kothari
Musician: Taj Mahal
Producer: James Parkin

: Through the Night

Haydn String Quartet in B flat, Op 76 No 4 (Sunrise)
1.22 Beethoven String Quintet in C. Op 29 1.52 Sirola Missa poetica 2.25 Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D
3.00 Dohnanyl Suite in F sharp minor, Op 19
3.30 JCF Bach Pygmalion 4.03 Platti Wind Trio in C minor 4.13 Saint-Sains Introduction and Rondo capriccioso, Op 28 4.23 Schumann Gedichte der
Konigen Maria Stuart 4.32 Mozart Four Minuets, K601
4.44 JS Bach Concerto in D minor for two violins, BWV1043 5.00 Flotow Overture: Martha
5.10 Eespere Festina lente 5.18 Chopin Polonaise in F sharp minor, Op 44 5.29 Telemann Concerto in F minor 5.44 Haydn Piano Trio in E flat, H XV 28
6.00 Moszkowskl Piano Concerto in E
6.37 Grieg Holberg Suite, Op 40


Unknown: Konigen Maria Stuart
Unknown: Chopin Polonaise
Unknown: Grieg Holberg

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