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: Breakfast

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch . To round off Poems for Today, quest Ian McMillan invites listeners to have pens and texting fingers primed and ready to help write a "serious" limerick.


Presented By: Sara Mohr-Pietsch
Unknown: Ian McMillan

: Classical Collection

Presented by Sarah Walker.
Mozart Symphony No I in E flat, K16 Prague Chamber Orchestra, conductor Charles Mackerras
10.13 Tchaikovsky, transcr Nicolas Economu Suite: The Nutcracker
Martha Argerich and Mirabella Dina (pianos)
10.36 Messiaen Fête des belles eaux Ensemble d'Ondes de Montreal
11.13 Haydn Symphony No 52 in C minor Tafelmusik, conductor Bruno Weil
11.34 Liszt Mephisto Waltz No 1 John Ogdon (piano)
11.44 Vaughan Williams
The Pilgrim's Progress: Act 1, scene 2
Sheila Armstrong and Marie Hayward (sopranos), Gloria Jennings (mezzo), Ian Partridge (tenor), John Noble (baritone), London Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, conductor Adrian Boult


Presented By: Sarah Walker.
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Unknown: Martha Argerich
Pianos: Mirabella Dina
Conductor: Bruno Weil
Piano: John Ogdon
Piano: Vaughan Williams
Piano: Marie Hayward
Sopranos: Gloria Jennings
Tenor: Ian Partridge
Baritone: John Noble
Conductor: Adrian Boult

: Composer of the Week: Schubert

3/5. Donald Macleod talks to writer and broadcaster Stephen Johnson about the importance of Beethoven for Schubert, and introduces Schubert's B flat piano sonata. Auf dem Strom, D943
Michael Schade (tenor), David Pyatt (horn), Graham Johnson (piano)
Piano Sonata in B flat, D960 Stephen Kovacevich Repeated at 10pm


Talks: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Stephen Johnson
Tenor: Michael Schade
Tenor: David Pyatt
Piano: Graham Johnson
Unknown: Stephen Kovacevich

: Afternoon on 3

With Penny Gore.
Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
Highlights from a concert given in Snape Maltings Concert Hall at this year's Aldeburgh Festival. Arcanto Quartet, Olivier Marron (cello) Ravel String Quartet
Schubert String Quintet in C, D956
2.30 Concertqebouw Matinee
Featuring Matinee Concerts from the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
Haydn String Quartet in C, Op 64 No 1 Endellion Quartet
Arvo Part Wenn Bach Bienen gezuchtet hatte Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic, conductor Jurjen Hempel
3.00 Bach Cantata No 170: Vergnugte Ruh , beliebte Seelenlust
Maarten Engeltjes (countertenor), Concerto Amsterdam, conductor Klaas Stok
Haydn String Quartet in F, Op 64 No 4 Chilingirian Quartet
Ravel Le tombeau de Couperin
Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic, conductor Jurjen Hempel


Cello: Olivier Marron
Unknown: Bach Bienen
Conductor: Jurjen Hempel
Unknown: Vergnugte Ruh
Conductor: Klaas Stok
Conductor: Jurjen Hempel

: Choral Evensong

From the Chapel of Trinity College, Cambridge. Introit: Voce Mea (Tarik O'Regan ) (first broadcast performance). Responses: Shephard. Psalms: 6, 7, 8 (Day, Howells, Parratt). First Lesson: Psalm 39, vv1-7. Canticles: Trinity Service (David Briggs ) (first broadcast performance). Second
Lesson: Philippians 4, vv4-9. Anthem: Mater ora Filium (Bax). Final Hymn: Christ Triumphant (Guiting Power). Organ Voluntary: Toccata in F, BWV540 (Bach). Director of music Stephen Layton. Organ scholars Michael Waldron and Rupert Compston. Repeated on Sunday at 4pm


Unknown: Tarik O'Regan
Unknown: David Briggs
Music: Stephen Layton.
Unknown: Michael Waldron
Unknown: Rupert Compston.

: In Tune

Presented by Petroc Trelawny .


Presented By: Petroc Trelawny

: Performance on 3

A performance of Kurt Weill 's final stage work Lost in the Stars, based on Alan Paton 's novel Cry, the Beloved Country, a dramatic tale of social struggles in South Africa in the years before apartheid. Recorded at London's Queen Elizabeth Hall , and presented by Catherine Bott.
Members of the BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Charles Hazlewood


Unknown: Kurt Weill
Unknown: Alan Paton
Unknown: Queen Elizabeth Hall
Presented By: Catherine Bott.
Conductor: Charles Hazlewood
Stephen Kumalo: Clive Rowe
Irina: Tsakane Maswanganyi
Linda: Josie Benson
Absalom Kumalo: Cornelius MacArthy
John Kumalo: Cavin Cornwall
Grace Kumalo: Angela Caesar
James Jarvis: Edward Petherbridge
The Judge: Tony Timberiake
Edward Jarvis: Hugh Beckwith
Alex: Khai Shaw

: Night Waves

Anne McElvoy explores the shortlisted artists for the forthcoming Jameel Prize awarded to contemporary artists inspired by Islamic traditions in art and design. Producer Allegra Mcllroy


Unknown: Anne McElvoy
Producer: Allegra McLlroy

: Composer of the Week

Rptd from 12 noon

: The Essay: Postcards

3/5. Bruce Chatwin. In the third of five essays, Susannah Clapp looks back on the postcards she received from novelist and travel writer Bruce Chatwin.


Unknown: Bruce Chatwin.
Unknown: Susannah Clapp
Unknown: Bruce Chatwin.

: Late Junction

Traditional Ingrian runo singing courtesy of the Nona Korhonen Ensemble, plus music by avant-garde composer lannis Xenakis and Belgian Big Band The Flat Earth Society. Presented by Fiona Talkington.


Presented By: Fiona Talkington.

: Through the Night

Peter Maxwell Davies A Sad Paven for These
Distracted Tymes Beethoven String Quartet in A, Op 132
1.51 Haas, arr Jan van Uhjmen Four Songs on Chinese Poetry 2.05 Walton Cello Concerto 2.33 Haydn Piano Trio in F H XV 19 2.49 Brahms Academic Festival
Overture 3.00 Szymanowski String Quartet No 2, Op 56
3.19 Scriabin Symphony No 2 in C minor 4.07 Medlns Daina No 6 in D sharp 4.11 Sibelius Andante Festivo
4.16 Fernandez Second Brasileira Suite 4.22 Janacek Fairy Tales 4.33 Prokofiev Cinderella Fantasy Suite
4.46 Dvorak Slavonic Dance in C, Op 46 No 14.51 Berlioz Overture: Le carnavai romain 5.00 Mozart Overture: Lucio Silla 5.10 Fux Laudate Dominum 5.15 Corelli Sonata a quattro in G minor 5.22 Chopin Andante Spianato and grande Polonaise brillante, Op 22
5.37 Brahms Four Songs, Op 17 5.51 Schumann Adagio and allegro in A flat, Op 70 6.00 Mozart Symphony
No 29 in A, K201 6.29 Mozart Serenade (Don Giovanni )
6.34 Handel Quartet in G for two violins, viola and continuo, Op 5 No 4 6.47 Bach Three Schemelli Chorales 6.53 Vivaldi Concerto in D minor, RV128


Unknown: Peter Maxwell Davies
Unknown: Lucio Silla
Unknown: Don Giovanni

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