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: Breakfast

With Rob Cowan. Music to start the day, including at 9.00 a Haydn piano sonata.
10.00 Classical Collection With James Jolly. Britten Four Sea Interludes (Peter Grimes ) Boston Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leonard Bernstein
10.20 Liszt Les cloches de Geneve (Années de Pèlerinage: Suisse) Alfred Brendel (piano)
10.27 Grainger Blithe Bells
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Richard Hickox
10.32 Bach Cantata No 208: Wasmirbehagt (Hunt Cantata) Jennifer Smith and Emma Kirkby (sopranos), Simon Davies (tenor),
Michael George (bass), Parley of Instruments, conductor Roy Goodman
11.11 Grieg Lyric Pieces, Op 54 No 6 (Bell Ringing) Einar Steen-Nokleberg (piano), Gothenberg
Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
11.22 Haydn Symphony No 56 in C Vienna State Opera Orchestra, conductor Max Goberman
11.51 Arvo Part Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten Tapiola Sinfonietta, conductor Jean-Jacques Kantorow


Unknown: Rob Cowan.
Unknown: James Jolly.
Unknown: Peter Grimes
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Conductor: Liszt Les
Piano: Alfred Brendel
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Unknown: Jennifer Smith
Sopranos: Emma Kirkby
Sopranos: Simon Davies
Bass: Michael George
Conductor: Roy Goodman
Piano: Einar Steen-Nokleberg
Conductor: Max Goberman
Unknown: Jacques Kantorow

: Composer of the Week:Jonathan Harvey

3/5. Exploring one of Harvey's most ambitious and complex works to date - Speakings, which was premiered at last year's BBC Proms.
Presenter Donald Macleod is again joined by the composer himself.
One Evening.... (4th mvt) Sarah Leonard (soprano), Mary King (mezzo), electronics, Ensemble
Intercontemporain, conductor Stefan Asbury How Could the Soul Not Take Flight BBC Singers, conductor David Hill
Speakings BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Ilan Volkov Repeated at 10pm


Presenter: Donald MacLeod
Soprano: Sarah Leonard
Soprano: Mary King
Conductor: Stefan Asbury
Conductor: Ilan Volkov

: Afternoon on 3

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
A recital given at the chuch of St Anne and St Agnes as part of the City of London Festival.
Jennifer Pike (violin), Andreas Brantelid (cello), ShaiWosner (piano)
Tchalkovsky Trio in A minor, Op 50 (In Memory of a Great Artist)


Violin: Jennifer Pike
Violin: Andreas Brantelid
Piano: Tchalkovsky Trio

: Spotlight on the BBC Performing Groups

Scheln Ich will schweigen; Alleluia, Wohldem,der den Herren fürchtet BBC Singers, conductor David Hill , Stephen Farr (organ)
Haydn String Quartet in E flat, Op 76 No 6 Hagen Quartet
Brahms Variations on a theme by Haydn, Op 56a BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Michal Dworzynski
2.55 Haydn String Quartet in C, Op 76 No 3 (Emperor) Hagen Quartet
Stravinsky Ballet Orpheus BBC Scottish
Symphony Orchestra, conductor Ilan Volkov


Conductor: David Hill
Conductor: Stephen Farr
Conductor: Michal Dworzynski
Conductor: Ilan Volkov

: Choral Evensong

From Winchester Cathedral. Introit: Behold, the Tabernacle of God (Harris). Responses:
Smith. Psalm: 84 (Bairstow). First Lesson: Isaiah 6, vv1-8. Canticles: Gloucester Service (Howells).
Second Lesson: 1 Peter 5, vv1-7. Anthem: Hear My Words, Ye People (Parry). Hymn: Praise to God with Hearts Abounding (Abbots Leigh). Organ
Voluntary: Toccata (Suite, Op 5) (Duruflé). Director of music Andrew Lumsden. Assistant director of music Simon Bell. Repeated on Sunday at 4pm


Music: Andrew Lumsden.
Music: Simon Bell.

: In Tune

A selection of music, plus news from the arts world. Presented by Sean Rafferty.


Presented By: Sean Rafferty.

: Performance on 3

Austrian pianist Till Fellner continues his immense journey through the complete piano sonatas of Beethoven. In this recital he contrasts the three Op 10 sonatas, in which the composer begins to move farther away from his earlier models, with the massive sonata Op 106, the Hammerklavier. Till Fellner (piano)
Beethoven Piano Sonatas: in C minor, Op 10 No 1; in F, Op 10 No 2; in D, Op 10 No 3; in B flat, Op 106 (Hammerklavier)
Followed by performances from past Proms seasons.


Pianist: Till Fellner
Piano: Till Fellner

: Night Waves

Amartya Sen talks to Anne McElvoy about his new book The Idea of Justice. Producer Jagok


Talks: Amartya Sen
Unknown: Anne McElvoy

: Composer of the Week

Rptd from 12 noon

: The Essay: Nature In China

3/4. Wild Mountain - Beginnings. Writer and climber Robert Macfarlane travels to the mountainous heart of China.


Unknown: Robert MacFarlane

: Late Junction

Including Ngbaka singers from Central Africa with a song for the spirits of the ancestors, plus the fiddle and footwork of Québécois musicians Lisa Ornstein and André Marchand, and tango by Argentina's Otros Aires and Igor Stravinsky.


Musicians: Lisa Ornstein
Musicians: Igor Stravinsky.

: Through the Night

Haydn String Quartet in B flat, Op 71 No1 1.23 Beethoven Piano Trio In G, Op 1 No 2 1.34 Brahms String Quintet No 2 in G, Op 111 2.24 Martlnu String Sextet, H224
2.42 Janactk Mladi 3.01 Tchaikovsky Three Pieces for piano 3.07 Tchaikovsky Serenade in C, Op 48
3.39 Blztt Parle-moi de ma mere (Carmen) 149 Delibes Suite: Sylvia 4.07 Tantv Pizzicato 4.11 Nikolai Kaufman Melodies from the Shoppe Region 4.15 Aloksandar Tiktlltv Motor-Car Race 4.19 Kuula River's Gentle Flow Carry the Boat, Op 37 No 4.23 Mendelssohn
Venetian Boat Song, Op 30 No 6 (Songs without Words, Book 2) 4.26 Tartlnl Sonata No 6 (Senti lo mare)
4.33 Anon Greensleeves , to a Ground with Divisions
4.39 Byrd 0 Mistress Mine, I Must 4.43 Wllbya Draw on Sweet Night 4.80 Vaughan Williams Aristophanic Suite: The Wasps 3.01 Escosa Three Dances
3.07 Maurlci Tableaux de Provence 3.22 Domtnlco da Plactnza La fia Guilmin 3.24 Andrtw Huggett
Canadian Folk Song Suite 3.39 Frescobaldl, arr Kraut Canzona Prima; Canzona Seconda; Aria 3.43 Bruhni Motet: Ich liege und schlaffe 3.38 CPE Bach Concerto in E flat for harpsichord and fortepiano, Wq47 6.17 Telemann Concerto in D minor for two chalumeaux and strings
6.29 Mozart Sonata in B flat for bassoon and cello, K292 6.41 Wtbtr Bassoon Concerto in F, Op 75


Unknown: Janactk Mladi
Unknown: Blztt Parle-Moi
Unknown: Nikolai Kaufman
Unknown: Aloksandar Tiktlltv
Unknown: Anon Greensleeves

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