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: Breakfast

Music to start the day, introduced by Rob Cowan. Including a Haydn piano sonata at 9.00.


Introduced By: Rob Cowan.

: Classical Collection

With James Jolly.
Vivaldi Concerto in B flat, RV501 (La notte)
Tamas Benkocs (bassoon), Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia, conductor Bela Drahos
10.11 Schubert Notturno in E flat, D897 Florestan Trio
10.21 Stenhammar Serenade , Op 3 Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Stig Westerberg
10.59 Chopin Nocturnes (various) Moura Lympany (piano)
11.10 Mozart Serenade in B flat, K361 (Gran partita) Recording recommended in Saturday's CD Review.


Unknown: James Jolly.
Bassoon: Tamas Benkocs
Bassoon: Nicolaus Esterhazy
Conductor: Bela Drahos
Conductor: Schubert Notturno
Unknown: Stenhammar Serenade
Conductor: Stig Westerberg
Piano: Moura Lympany
Piano: Mozart Serenade

: Composer of the Week: Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

1/5. Donald Macleod uncovers a composer of astonishing energy and diversity in the story of the 20th-century Vivaldi renaissance. Kreisler Violin Concerto in C
Gil Shaham , Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Vivaldi Motet: In Furore lustissimae Irae, RV626
Sandrine Piau (soprano), Stefano Montanari (violin), Accademia Bizantina , conductor Ottavio Dantone Trio in C, RV82
Rolf Lislevand (lute), Manfred Kraemer (violin), Beatrice Pornon (theorbo), Eduardo Eguez
(guitar battente), Guido Morini (positif organ) Dixit Dominus , RV807 Roberta Invernizzi and Lucia Cirillo (sopranos), Sara Mingardo (contralto), Paul Agnew and Thomas Cooley (tenors),
Kbrnerscher Sing-Verein Dresden , Dresden
Instrumental-Concert, conductor Peter Kopp Producer Chris Barstow Repeated at 10pm
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Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Gil Shaham
Soprano: Sandrine Piau
Soprano: Stefano Montanari
Conductor: Accademia Bizantina
Conductor: Ottavio Dantone
Unknown: Rolf Lislevand
Violin: Manfred Kraemer
Violin: Beatrice Pornon
Guitar: Eduardo Eguez
Unknown: Guido Morini
Unknown: Dixit Dominus
Unknown: Roberta Invernizzi
Sopranos: Lucia Cirillo
Sopranos: Sara Mingardo
Contralto: Paul Agnew
Contralto: Thomas Cooley
Tenors: Kbrnerscher Sing-Verein Dresden
Conductor: Peter Kopp
Producer: Chris Barstow

: Afternoon on 3

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
Introduced by Fiona Talkington from London's Wigmore Hall.
Vilde Frang (violin), Julien Quentin (piano) Schubert Violin Sonata in A, Op 162 Strauss Violin Sonata
2.00 International Orchestras
Louise Fryer presents a week of music featuring international orchestras, and continues the Haydn string quartet series in conversation with Simon Rowland Jones.
Mozart Piano Concerto No 23 in A, K488
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Chamber Orchestra of Europe Haydn String Quartet in C, Op 71 No 1 Endellion Quartet
2.50 Beethoven Triple Concerto in C, Op 56 Mayuko Kamio (violin), Han-Na Chang (cello), Jonathan Gilad (piano), UBS Verbier Festival Orchestra, conductor Paavo Jarvi
Haydn String Quartet in F, Op 71 No 2 Ouatuor Ebene 3^5 Rachmaninov Symphony No 2 in E minor UBS Verbier Festival Orchestra, conductor Paavo Jarvi


Introduced By: Fiona Talkington
Violin: Julien Quentin
Unknown: Louise Fryer
Unknown: Simon Rowland Jones.
Violin: Han-Na Chang
Piano: Jonathan Gilad
Conductor: Paavo Jarvi
Conductor: Paavo Jarvi

: In Tune

Presented by Sean Rafferty.


Presented By: Sean Rafferty.

: Performance on 3

Ian Skelly introduces the first in a week of evening concerts featuring the music of Haydn - one of Radio 3's featured composers of the year - starting with a performance of his oratorio The Return of Tobias, which includes the killing of a sea monster and an encounter with the demon of lust. Rachel Nicholls and Lucy Crowe (sopranos), Ann Hallenberg (mezzo), Andrew Kennedy (tenor), Christopher Maltman (baritone), Joyful Company of Singers, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, conductor Roger Norrington
Haydn The Return of Tobias, H XXI See also 11pm


Introduces: Ian Skelly
Unknown: Rachel Nicholls
Sopranos: Lucy Crowe
Sopranos: Ann Hallenberg
Tenor: Andrew Kennedy
Tenor: Christopher Maltman
Conductor: Roger Norrington

: Night Waves

Matthew Sweet talks to the writer Glen David Gold about fictionalising Charlie Chaplin in his new novel, which takes its title and perhaps too much of its spirit from Charlie Chaplin 's weirdest movie, a rare financial flop called Sunnyside. Gold sees the film as the culmination of personal and professional crises in the artist's life, and uses it as the finale to this biographical novel. Producer Tim Prosser


Unknown: Glen David Gold
Unknown: Charlie Chaplin
Unknown: Charlie Chaplin
Producer: Tim Prosser

: Composer of the Week

Rptd from 12 noon

: The Essay: Haydn and God

1/5. The Bishop of Salisbury David Stancliffe explores the connection between Haydn's music, including his six settings of the Mass, and his religious faith. Producer Mark Lowther EMAILtheessay@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Salisbury David Stancliffe
Producer: Mark Lowther

: Jazz on 3

Jez Nelson presents American saxophonist Joe Lovano with his new quintet Us Five recorded at Ronnie Scott's. Playing a range of horns and folk instruments, Lovano is joined by James Weidman on piano, bassist Esperanza Spalding and two drummers - Otis Brown and Francesco Mela. Producer Peggy Sutton


Unknown: Joe Lovano
Unknown: James Weidman
Unknown: Otis Brown
Unknown: Francesco Mela.
Producer: Peggy Sutton

: Through the Night

Nielsen Adagio con sentimento religioso (String Quartet,
Op 44) Mozart String Quartet in D minor, K421
Shostakovich String Quartet No 8, Op 110 1.58 Franck Symphony in D minor 2.39 Bach Keyboard Concerto No 2 in E, BWV1053 3.00 Debussy Trois chansons de Charles d'Orleans 3.08 Debussy String Quartet
3.35 Chopin Introduction and variations on a theme from Herold's Ludovic, Op 12 3A2 Mozart Piano
Sonata in B flat, K281 3.54 Abel Trio in G, Op 16 No 4
4.04 Telemann Recorder Sonata in C, TWV41 C2
4.12 Brahms Sonata in E flat, Op 120 No 2 4.33 Liszt Notturne No 3 in A flat (Liebestraume, 5541); Tasso: lamento e trionfo 5.01 Saint-Georges Overture:
L'amant anonyme 5.09 Matteis L'amore 5.13 Morley It Was a Lover and His Lasse 5.17 Schiavetto, transcr Lovro Zupanovic 0 dolce amore; Amor quando fioria; Fior ch' all' intatta 5.24 Sibelius Rakastava (The Lover)
5.36 d'india Interdette speranz'e van desio; Alpartir del mio sole 5.47 Prokofiev Romeo at Juliet's tomb; Death of Tybalt (Romeo and Juliet: Suite No 1) 6.00 Mouret Andromede et Persee 6.15 Saint-Saens, arr anon Mon coeur s'ouvre a ta voix (Samson et Dalila)
6.21 Khachaturian Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia (Spartacus) 6.31 Suk Pohadka: A Fairy-Tale Suite


Unknown: Franck Symphony
Unknown: Abel Trio
Unknown: Lovro Zupanovic
Unknown: Sibelius Rakastava
Unknown: Mouret Andromede
Unknown: Khachaturian Adagio

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