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: Breakfast

With Sara Mohr-Pietsch . Featuring at 8.30 a Poem for Today, in which a contemporary poet reads a new work, and a Haydn piano sonata at 9.00.


Unknown: Sara Mohr-Pietsch

: Classical Collection

With Sarah Walker.
Kodaly Dances of Galanta
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, conductor Hugh Wolff
10.17 Telemann Concerto in D minor
Colin Lawson and Michael Harris (chalumeaux),
Collegium Musicum 90, director Simon Standage
10.30 Musorqsky Eriomushka 's Cradle Song
Aage Haugland (bass), Poul Rosenbaum (piano) Musorqsky The Magpie
Galina Vishnevskaya (soprano), London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Igor Markevitch Musorqsky On the River
Boris Christoff (bass), Alexandre Labinsky (piano)
10.40 Beethoven Symphony No 8 in F Scottish Chamber Orchestra, conductor Charles Mackerras
11.07 Steve Reich New York Counterpoint Evan Ziporyn (clarinets)
11.19 Sibelius Symphony No I
Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conductor Alexander Gibson


Unknown: Sarah Walker.
Conductor: Hugh Wolff
Unknown: Colin Lawson
Unknown: Michael Harris
Unknown: Collegium Musicum
Director: Simon Standage
Director: Musorqsky Eriomushka
Bass: Aage Haugland
Bass: Poul Rosenbaum
Soprano: Galina Vishnevskaya
Conductor: Igor Markevitch
Bass: Boris Christoff
Bass: Alexandre Labinsky
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Conductor: Alexander Gibson

: Composer of the Week: Stravinsky

4/5. A New Method. Donald Macleod examines Stravinsky's attempts to keep up with the avantgarde and embrace serialism, despite being seen as "the grand old man" of classical music. Ricercar II: Tomorrow Shall Be (Cantata)
Thomas Bogdan (tenor), Stephen Taylor (oboe), Melanie Field (cor anglais), Michael Parloff and Bart Feller (flutes), Fred Sherry (cello), conductor Robert Craft
Passacaglia (Septet) European Soloists Ensemble, director Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano) In memoriam Dylan Thomas
Robert Tear (tenor), Ensemble Intercontemporain, conductor Pierre Boulez
Agon London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas Repeated atiopm


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Tenor: Thomas Bogdan
Tenor: Stephen Taylor
Oboe: Melanie Field
Unknown: Michael Parloff
Flutes: Bart Feller
Flutes: Fred Sherry
Conductor: Robert Craft
Piano: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Unknown: Dylan Thomas
Tenor: Robert Tear
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas

: Afternoon on 3

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
A concert recorded at Aldeburgh Church, introduced by Louise Fryer. Tabea Zimmermann (viola)
Bach Sonata No 2, BWV1003 (originally for violin) Stravinsky Elegie
Bernd Alois Zimmermann Sonata for solo viola
Gyorqy Kurtaq In Nomine - all'ongherese Eine Blume fur Tabea
Kromatikus feselselos (dispute chromatique) Britten Elegy
Bach Suite No 2, BWV1008 (originally for cello)


Introduced By: Louise Fryer.
Viola: Tabea Zimmermann
Violin: Stravinsky Elegie

: Handel Opera Cycle

Penny Gore talks to contralto Patricia Bardon about one of Handel's most approachable works.
Handel Partenope: Acts and 2 Les Talens Lyriques, conductor Christophe Rousset
4.20 Haydn String Quartet in E, Op 54 No 3 Ysaye Quartet
Peter Maxwell Davies An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise BBCSO, conductor Jiri Belohlavek


Talks: Penny Gore
Contralto: Patricia Bardon
Conductor: Christophe Rousset
Unknown: Peter Maxwell Davies
Conductor: Jiri Belohlavek
Partenope: Christine Schäfer (soprano)
Prince Emilio of Cuma: Kurt Strait (tenor)
Prince Arsace of Corinth: David Daniels (countertenor)
Rosmira: Patricia Bardon (contralto)
Ormonte: Florian Boesch (bass)
Prince Armindo of Rhodes: Matthias Rexroth (countertenor)

: In Tune

Presented by Sean Rafferty.


Presented By: Sean Rafferty.

: Performance on 3

A concert from this year's Aldeburgh Festival. Presented by Petroc Trelawny .
Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano), BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor George Benjamin
Debussy Prélude a f'après-midi d'un faune Julian Anderson Shir Hashirim Elliott Carter Three Occasions
George Benjamin Duet for piano and orchestra (first UK performance)
Ravel Piano Concerto (For the left hand)
Plus highlights of a recital given by pianist Murray Perahia at The Maltings, Snape, in 1989, including: Beethoven 32 Variations in C minor, WoO 80
Schumann Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op 26


Presented By: Petroc Trelawny
Unknown: Julian Anderson
Unknown: Elliott Carter
Unknown: George Benjamin
Pianist: Murray Perahia

: Night Waves: Landmarks

Celebrating the 60th anniversary of Simone de Beauvoir 's book The Second Sex. With Rana Mitter.


Presenter: Rana Mitter
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Composer of the Week

Rptd from 12 noon

: The Essay: Strange Encounters

4/5. The Discovery of Radio Waves. Engineer Basil Mahon discusses Heinrich Hertz's discovery.


Unknown: Basil Mahon

: Late Junction

Fiona Talkington introduces a session collaboration between musician and composer Micachu and vocal/percussion duo Wildbirds and Peacedrums.


Introduces: Fiona Talkington

: Through the Night

Lambert Air de cour: Vos mépris chaquejour
1.05 Marais Sonate a la maresienne 1.11 Monteclair
Cantata: Le dépit généreux 1.26 Couperin Le rossignol-en-amour; Double du rossignol (Pieces de clavecin, 146me ordre) 1.34 Rameau Cantata: Orphee 1.52 Campra Les Muses 1.56 Beethoven Triple Concerto in C 2.31 Mozart Fantasy in C minor, K396 2.40 Bax Legend 2.50 Gratton Legende 3.00 Giya Kancheli Styx 3.34 Janacek On an Overgrown Path, Book 1 4.00 Moniuszko String Quartet No 1 in D minor 4.17 Ockeghem Salve regina
4.22 Isaac Communae festorum Beatae Mariae Virginis
4.27 D Scarlatti Sonata in D, Kk96 4.32 Hammerschmidt Suite in G (Ester Fleiss) 4.43 Debussy Printemps
5.00 Bach, arr Carey Allegro (Concerto in C, BWV1055) Bach, arr Rosenthal Fantasie in C, BWV570 5.08 Schuyt Voi bramate, ben mio 5.12 Sweellnck 0 Domine Jesu Christe 5.19 Vivaldi Cello Concerto in G, RV413
5.31 Haydn Symphony No 49 in F minor (La Passione)
5.53 Livadic Notturno in F minor 6.00
Dimitar Tapkov First Suite for String Quartet 6.07 Britten The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra 6.24 Purcell 0 Let Me Weep (The Fairy Queen) 6.32 Fontana Sonata Undecima 6.41 Grieg Two Elegiac melodies, Op 34
6.50 Peterson-Berqer Varen kom en valborgsnatt: Danslek ur Ran 6.54 Malmfors Hans und Grethe
6.55 Wiren Titania 6.56 Lindblad En sommerafton


Unknown: Gratton Legende
Unknown: Giya Kancheli Styx
Unknown: Isaac Communae
Unknown: Carey Allegro
Unknown: Rosenthal Fantasie
Unknown: Schuyt Voi
Unknown: Domine Jesu
Unknown: Dimitar Tapkov
Unknown: Peterson-Berqer Varen
Unknown: Wiren Titania

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