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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.
Volkmann Serenade No 2 in F Op 63 Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Karl Ludwig Nicol
10.15 Martinu Puppets: Book I, H137 Giorgio Koukl (piano)
10.27 Telemann Trio Sonata in G minor, TWV42 g2 Opus4
10.35 Kancheli Night Prayers
Jan Garbarek (soprano saxophone), Stuttgart
Chamber Orchestra, conductor Dennis Russell Davies
10.59 Mozart Three night pieces from: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail; Le nozze di Figaro; Don Giovanni
11.09 Brahms Serenade No 1 Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Claudio Abbado


Unknown: James Jolly.
Conductor: Karl Ludwig Nicol
Soprano: Jan Garbarek
Conductor: Dennis Russell Davies
Unknown: Don Giovanni
Conductor: Claudio Abbado

: Composer of the Week: Vivaldi

4/5. Donald Macleod explores Vivaldi's friendship with German violinist Johann Georg Pisendel , and discovers why so much of the Italian composer's music eventually came to light in a library in Dresden.
Violin Concerto in F, RV571
Giovanni Guglielmo , L'Arte Dell'Arco, conductor Christopher Hogwood Violin Sonata in G minor RV26
Fabio Biondi , Maurizio Naddeo (continuo cello) Rinaldo Alessandrini (harpsichord), Nisi Dominus , RV803
Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Tuva Semmingsen (mezzo), Hilary Summers (contralto),
The King's Consort, conductor Robert King
Concerto in G minor, RV577 (For the Orchestra of Dresden) Peter Hanson (violin), Peter Holtslag and Catherine Latham (recorders), Paul Goodwin and Lorraine Wood (oboes), Alberto Grazzi (bassoon), English Concert, conductor Trevor Pinnock Repeated at 10pm


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Violinist: Johann Georg Pisendel
Unknown: Giovanni Guglielmo
Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
Unknown: Fabio Biondi
Unknown: Maurizio Naddeo
Harpsichord: Rinaldo Alessandrini
Harpsichord: Nisi Dominus
Soprano: Carolyn Sampson
Contralto: Hilary Summers
Violin: Peter Hanson
Violin: Peter Holtslag
Violin: Catherine Latham
Unknown: Paul Goodwin
Oboes: Lorraine Wood
Oboes: Alberto Grazzi
Conductor: Trevor Pinnock

: Afternoon on 3

Introduced by Louise Fryer.
Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
The third of this year's concerts from the City of London Festival featuring members of the Radio 3 New Generation Artists scheme is given in the city church of St Sepulchre-without-Newgate.
Andreas Brantelid (cello), Katrine Gislinge (piano) Schumann Adagio and Allegro
Stefan Lindqren Scherzo (first UK performance) Chopin Cello Sonata in G minor, Op 65
2.00 Handel Opera Cycle
Rarely heard after its London premiere in 1732, Handel's Ezio is revealed to be a masterpiece of music drama. Strong characters, thrilling arias, and the occasional oddity, such as Handel's only operatic bass aria with trumpet obbligato, and another air accompanied by bagpipes. Louise Fryer 's guest today is opera critic Barry Emslie.
Handel Ezio: Acts 1 and 2 II Complesso Barocco, director Alan Curtis Act 3 can be heard tomorrow at 2pm
4.15 Haydn String Quartet in F Op 74 No 2 Ebene Quartet


Introduced By: Louise Fryer.
Cello: Andreas Brantelid
Cello: Katrine Gislinge
Unknown: Louise Fryer
Unknown: Barry Emslie.
Director: Alan Curtis
Ezio, Roman general: Ann Wallenberg (mezzo)
Fulvia, his lover: Karina Gauvin (soprano)
Massimo, her father: Anicio Zorzi Glustiniani (tenor)
Valentiniano, Emperor of Rome: Sonia Prina (contralto)
Onoria, his sister: Marianne Andersen (contralto)
Varo Ezios friend: Vito Priante (bass)

: In Tune

With Sean Rafferty.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty.

: Performance on 3

Ian Skelly introduces an evening of Haydn chamber music, including arrangements of his symphonies.
Florilegium, director Ashley Solomon
Haydn, arr Salomon Symphony No 98 in B flat Haydn String Quartet in C minor Op 17 No 4 Flute Trio in G, Op 38 No 4
Haydn, arr Salomon Symphony No 103 in E flat (Drumroll)
Followed by John Mark Ainsley singing High On the Giddy Bending Mast, and other songs by Haydn.


Introduces: Ian Skelly
Director: Ashley Solomon
Unknown: John Mark Ainsley

: Night Waves

Philip Dodd talks to the politicial historian Timothy Garton Ash about Europe 20 years after the collapse of the iron Curtain Producer Eliane Glaser


Talks: Philip Dodd
Unknown: Timothy Garton Ash
Producer: Eliane Glaser

: Composer of the Week

Rptd from 12 noon

: The Essay: Haydn and Humour

4/5. Writer and broadcaster Stephen Johnson reflects on the sense of fun evident in Haydn's works, and wonders to what extent it reveals a deeper side to the composer. Producer Lindsay Kemp


Unknown: Stephen Johnson
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: Late Junction

Music by Mexican accordion pioneer Narciso Martinez , and Valentin Silvestrov 's homage to
Tchaikovsky, plus Portuguese fado singer Antonio Zambujo , and the ambience of Murcof alongside a viol fantasy by John Jenkins. With Verity Sharp.


Music By: Mexican Accordion
Unknown: Narciso Martinez
Unknown: Valentin Silvestrov
Singer: Antonio Zambujo
Unknown: John Jenkins.
Unknown: Verity Sharp.

: Through the Night

Cherubini Messa Solenne per il principe Esterhazy
2.25 Chopin Fantasie in F minor, Op 49 2.38 Telemann Trio No 7 (Essercizii musici) 2.45 Mozart Flute Quartet No 1 in D, K285 3.01 Dvorak Piano Quintet in A, Op 81
3.34 Schumann, arr Liszt Widmung, Op 25 No 1
3.38 Brahms Violin Sonata No I in G, Op 78
4.04 Schumann Theme and variations on the Name Abegg, Op 1 4.13 Schubert Overture: Rosamunde, D644 4.24 Vivaldi Cello Concerto in D minor
4.34 Reutter Ecce quomodo moritur Justus 4.41 Bach Prelude and Fugue in C, BWV870 (The Well-Tempered Klavier) 4.46 Nicolai Overture: The Merry Wives of Windsor 4.55 Schubert, transcr Uszt Die Forelle, S564 5.01 Noskowskl Overture: Sir Zolzikiewicz
5.08 Telemann Quadro in B flat for two violins, viola and continuo 5.15 Gombert Media vita in morte sumus
5.22 Bach Concerto in D minor for two violins,
BWV1043 5.39 Saint-Sains, arr R Kluqescheid Mon coeur s'ouvre a ta voix (Samson et Dalila)
5.43 Kutev Pastoral 5.54 Bruch Kol Nidrei 6.06 Chopin Piano Concerto No 2 in F minor 6.39 Satle, arr Milhaud Jack-in-the-Box 6.45 Anon Psalm 116
6.53 Zelenski, arr Maklakiewicz Two Choral Songs

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