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: Breakfast

Rob Cowan introduces music to start the day, including a Haydn piano sonata at 9.00.


Introduces: Rob Cowan

: Classical Collection

With James Jolly.
Sibelius Night Ride and Sunrise
City of Birmingham SO, conductor Simon Rattle
10.16 Berwald Serenade Thomas Annmo (tenor), Lars Hjelm (clarinet), Philip Foster (horn),
Joel Sundin (viola), Anders Modigh (cello), Mikael Bjork (double bass), Joakim Kallhed (piano)
10.32 Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 4 in G,
BWV1049 Simon Standage (violin), Philip Pickett and Rachel Beckett (recorders), English Concert. director Trevor Pinnock (harpsichord)
10.49 Catalani Serenata
Pietro Spada and Giorgio Cozzolino (piano duet)
10.55 Haydn Symphony No 54 in G Hungarian
Chamber Orchestra, director Vilmos Tatrai (violin)
11.22 Wiren Little Serenade, Op 39 Per Skareng (guitar)
11.32 Szymanowski Symphony No 3
(Song of the Night) Ryszard Minkiewicz (tenor), Warsaw Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, conductor Antoni Wit


Unknown: James Jolly.
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Tenor: Thomas Annmo
Clarinet: Lars Hjelm
Clarinet: Philip Foster
Horn: Joel Sundin
Viola: Anders Modigh
Cello: Mikael Bjork
Bass: Joakim Kallhed
Piano: Bach Brandenburg
Violin: Simon Standage
Violin: Philip Pickett
Violin: Rachel Beckett
Harpsichord: Trevor Pinnock
Harpsichord: Catalani Serenata
Harpsichord: Pietro Spada
Violin: Vilmos Tatrai
Tenor: Ryszard Minkiewicz
Conductor: Antoni Wit

: Composer of the Week: Vivaldi

3/5. Nowadays Vivaldi is thought of primarily as a composer of concertos, but he devoted most of his working life to opera. Today Donald Macleod explores Orlando furioso, considered by many to be his operatic masterpiece.
Vivaldi Orlando furioso: Sinfonia (1st mvt); Act I (excerpts); Act 2 (conclusion)
Choeur Les Elements, Ensemble Matheus, conductor Jean-Christophe Spinosi Repeated at 10pm


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Conductor: Jean-Christophe Spinosi
Orlando: Marie-Nicole Lemieux (contralto)
Alcina: Jennifer Larmore (mezzo)
Angelica: Veronica Cangemi (soprano)
Ruggiero: Philippe Jaroussky (countertenor)
Astolfo: Lorenzo Regazzo (bass-Baritone)
Bradamante: Ann Hallenberg (mezzo)
Medoro: Blandine Staskiewicz (mezzo)

: Afternoon on 3

With Louise Fryer.
Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
A concert given in St Bride's, Fleet Street, as part of this summer's concerts by Radio 3 New
Generation Artists at the City of London Festival. Jennifer Pike (violin), Martin Roscoe (piano) Grieg Violin Sonata No 2 in G, Op 13
James MacMillan A Different World
Beethoven Violin Sonata in G, Op 30 No 3
2.00 International Orchestras
Respiqhi The Birds
Stravinsky Pulcinella Suite Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra, director Nicholas McGegan (harpsichord)
2.45 Haydn String Quartet in C, Op 74 No I Emerson Quartet
Marco Lena Capriccio World Youth Chamber Orchestra, conductor Damiano Giuranna
3.30 Tippett Concerto for Double String Orchestra Chamber Orchestra of Europe, conductor Douglas Boyd


Unknown: Louise Fryer.
Violin: Jennifer Pike
Violin: Martin Roscoe
Unknown: James MacMillan
Harpsichord: Nicholas McGegan
Conductor: Damiano Giuranna
Conductor: Douglas Boyd

: Choral Evensong

From Portsmouth Cathedral. Introit: Alleluia, I Heard a Voice (Weelkes). Responses: Spicer.
Office Hymn: Rejoice, the Lord Is King (Gopsal).
Psalms: 91, 93 (Turle, Archer). First Lesson: Judges 15 vvl-end; 16 vv1-3. Canticles: Howells in B minor. Second Lesson: Luke 18, W15-30. Anthem: Jubilate Deo (Purcell). Final Hymn: Son of God, Eternal Saviour (Everton). Organ Voluntary: Finale (from Musica Dominicalis) (Eben). Organist and master of the choristers David Price. Sub-organist Marcus Wibberley.


Unknown: Marcus Wibberley.

: In Tune

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


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

Ian Skelly introduces Haydn's last large-scale work, which depicts rural life through the four seasons of the year, touching on the labours, love-making, hardships and celebrations of an unspecified community of peasants, who are given rousing choral passages, including a celebration of wine and a hunting chorus. Elizabeth Watts (soprano), John Mark Ainsley
(tenor), Roderick Williams (baritone), SCO Chorus, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, conductor Oiari Elts Haydn The Seasons, H XXI 3


Introduces: Ian Skelly
Soprano: Elizabeth Watts
Soprano: John Mark Ainsley
Tenor: Roderick Williams
Conductor: Oiari Elts

: Night Waves

Isabel Hilton talks to writer Karen Armstrong about her book The Case for God, a passionate defence of religion and an attack on prominent atheists. Producer Tim Prosser


Talks: Isabel Hilton
Unknown: Karen Armstrong
Producer: Tim Prosser

: Composer of the Week

Rptd from 12 noon

: The Essay: Haydn and Cosmology

3/5. Writer and biographer Richard Holmes explores Haydn's reaction to the ideas of the astronomer William Herschel , and their possible impact on his oratorio The Creation. Producer Lindsay Kemp


Unknown: Richard Holmes
Unknown: William Herschel
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: Late Junction

A recording from the 1920s of the Seven Gallon Jug Band, plus music for an Anatolian wedding played by clarinettist Selim Sesler , and the sound of Balinese bamboo wind harps. Introduced by Verity Sharp.


Clarinettist: Selim Sesler
Introduced By: Verity Sharp.

: Through the Night

Beethoven Piano Sonata in E flat, Op 31 No 31.23 Strauss
Five Lieder 1.38 Schumann Piano Quintet in E minor, Op 44
2.09 Bartok Piano Concerto No 2 2.36 Schmelzer Lamento sopra la morte Ferdinandi III 2.43 Andras Szollosy Miserere a 6 voci 3.01 Saint-Sains Piano
Concerto No 2 in G minor 3.24 Schumann Piano Trio No 2 in F, Op 80 3.50 Weiss Prelude, Toccata and Allegro in G 3.59 Bersa Dramatic Overture, Op 25a 4.14 Haydn Piano Trio in E flat, HV XV 10 4,25 Huygens Proba me Deus 4.31 Bach, arr Feinberg Largo (Trio
Sonata in C, BWV529) 4.40 Billings Two Psalm-tunes
4.43 Handel Bramo di trionfar' (Alcina) 4.50 Sarasate Zigeunerweisen , Op 20 5.01 Glinka Overture: Rusfan and Lyudmila 5.06 Rubinstein On an Airy Ocean, without Rudder or Sail (The Demon) 5.11 Purcell Sonata No 6 in G minor, Z 807 5.18 Chopin Fantaisie-impromptu in C sharp minor, Op 66 5.24 Schubert Five German Dances with Seven Trios and Coda, D90 5.39 Mozart Ch'io mi scordi di te?... Non temer, amato bene, K505
5.50 Marenzio Giunto a la tomba (II quarto libro de madrigali a cinque voci) 6.01 Glazunov Mazurka in Fsharp minor, Op 25 No 2 6.08 Taneyev Symphony No 4 in C minor, Op 12 6.48 Vivaldi Concerto in C minor for treble recorder, RV441


Unknown: Andras Szollosy Miserere
Unknown: Handel Bramo
Unknown: Sarasate Zigeunerweisen
Unknown: Chopin Fantaisie-Impromptu
Unknown: Marenzio Giunto
Unknown: Glazunov Mazurka

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