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: Breakfast

With Rob Cowan. Music to start the day, including at
9.00 the last in the series of Haydn piano sonatas.
10.00 Classical Collection With James Jolly. Telemann Der getreue Music-Meister
(Lessons 8 and 11. excerpts) Michael Schneider and Sabine Bauer (recorders), Michael Kaiser (flute), Mary Utiger (violin), Hajo Bass (viola)
10.08 Chopin Etudes, Op 10 (selection) Maurizio Pollini (piano)
10.14 Haydn Symphony No 57 in D
Heidelberg SO, conductor Thomas Fey
10.45 Musorgsky Boris 's Farewell and Prayer; Funeral Bell (Boris Godunov )
Boris Christoff (bass), Sofia National Opera
Chorus, Orchestre de la Societe des Concerts du Conservatoire, conductor Andre Cluytens
1058 Borodin String Quartet No 2 in D The Lindsays
11.28 Vaughan Williams Symphony No 8 LPO, conductor Adrian Boult


Unknown: Rob Cowan.
Unknown: James Jolly.
Unknown: Michael Schneider
Unknown: Sabine Bauer
Flute: Michael Kaiser
Violin: Mary Utiger
Violin: Hajo Bass
Piano: Maurizio Pollini
Conductor: Thomas Fey
Conductor: Musorgsky Boris
Unknown: Boris Godunov
Bass: Boris Christoff
Conductor: Andre Cluytens
Conductor: Adrian Boult

: Composer of the Week:Jonathan Harvey

5/5. Donald Macleod begins the final programme of the week with a short piece for solo guitar and ends it with a major work for double chorus and orchestra, whose text consists entirely of the names of Judaic and Persian angels. The composer calls it his most "intuitive" work to date. Sufi Dance Janne Malinen (guitar)
Marahi BBC Singers, conductor David Hill
Scena Irvine Arditti (violin), Nieuw Ensemble, conductor Ed Spanjaard
Messages Berlin Radio Choir, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Reinbert de Leeuw
Repeated at 10.30pm


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Guitar: Janne Malinen
Conductor: David Hill
Violin: Scena Irvine Arditti

: Afternoon on 3

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
Iranian-born New Generation Artist
Mahan Esfahani gives a recital in the church of St Mary Aldermary as part of the City of London Festival. Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord) Galuppi Toccata ; Sonata
Bach Capriccio in B flat, BWV992 (On the Departure of His Most Beloved Brother) MK Oginski Two polonaises
Royer La marche des Scythes


Artist: Mahan Esfahani
Unknown: St Mary
Harpsichord: Mahan Esfahani
Harpsichord: Galuppi Toccata
Unknown: Bach Capriccio

: Spotlight on the BBC Performing Groups

John Adams The Chairman Dances
BBCSO, conductor Mikhail Agrest Strauss Metamorphosen BBCSO, conductor Eivind Gullberg Jensen
Haydn String Quartet in G, Op 76 No 1 Doric Quartet
3.00 Kuhnau Tristis est anima mea BBC Singers, conductor David Hill , Stephen Farr (organ) Brahms Piano Concerto No I in D minor
Shai Wosner , BBCSO, conductor Jonas Alber
3.55 Haydn String Quartet in G, Op 77 No Jerusalem Quartet
Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances BBCSO, conductor Mikhail Agrest


Conductor: Mikhail Agrest
Conductor: Eivind Gullberg Jensen
Unknown: Kuhnau Tristis
Conductor: David Hill
Conductor: Stephen Farr
Unknown: Shai Wosner
Conductor: Jonas Alber
Conductor: Mikhail Agrest

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty and Petroc Trelawny celebrate the new Proms season with a special edition live from the stage of the Royal College of Music in London.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: BBC Proms 2009

First Night of the Proms
Live from the Royal Albert Hall , London. The BBC Symphony Orchestra and its chief conductor Jiri Belohlavek open the new season of Proms concerts with a programme that gives a taste of some of the music in store over the coming weeks. With Petroc Trelawny.
Ailish Tynan (soprano), Alice Coote (mezzo), Stephen Hough (piano), Katia and Marielle Labeque (pianos), BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Jiri Belohlavek Stravinsky Fireworks
Chabrier Ode a la musique
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No 3 in E flat
8.10 Twenty Minutes: Moving Pianos
A look ahead to the complex logistics of the Proms Multiple Pianos Day on Sunday 9 August.
8.30 Poulenc Concerto for two pianos
8.55 Twenty Minutes: 1934 in History
Historian Juliet Gardiner takes a political, social and cultural view of the year 1934.
9.15 Elgar Overture: In the South (Alassio) Brahms Alto Rhapsody Bruckner Psalm 150
Radio features: pages 118-119
Alexander Armstrong on The Proms: page 12


Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Conductor: Jiri Belohlavek
Soprano: Ailish Tynan
Soprano: Alice Coote
Piano: Stephen Hough
Piano: Marielle Labeque
Conductor: Jiri Belohlavek
Unknown: Juliet Gardiner
Unknown: Alexander Armstrong

: Composer of the Week

Rptd from 12 noon

: World on 3

Highlights of a concert given in Munich by Portuguese fado performer Mariza. Introduced by Mary Ann Kennedy. Producer Roger Short


Introduced By: Mary Ann Kennedy.
Producer: Roger Short

: Through the Night

Chopin Polish Songs, Op 74 (excerpts) Haydn Cantata: Arianna a Naxos 1.34 Scriabin Poeme, Op 32 No 1; Etude in F sharp minor, Op 42 No 2; Etude in C sharp minor, Op 42 No 5; Piano Sonata No 2 in G sharp minor, Op 19 1.56 Tchaikovsky None but the Lonely Heart;
Does the Day Reign?; Was I Not a Little Blade of Grass?; Tell Me What in the Shade of the Branches; Zemfira's Song 2.16 Rachmaninov All Things Pass, Op 26 No 15
2.19 Franck Pièce in A 2.29 Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor 3.01 Kilpinen Spielmannslieder , Op 77 3.14 Brahms Piano Trio No 3 in C minor, Op 101 3.35 Maldere Sinfonia in G minor, Op 4 No 1 3.53 Gottschalk Le chant du martyr (Grand caprice religieux) 3.59 Forster Et cum ingressus esset Jesu, KBPJ 16 4.06 Dautrecourt Concert a deux violes No 44 (Tombeau des regrets)
4.16 Mozart Violin Sonata in F, K377 4.35
Dopper Ciaconna Gotica 4.52 Guillaume IX, Duke of Aquitaine Companho ferai un vers tot covinen 4.57 Anon La guarte estampie royal 5.01 Salieri Overture: La grotta di Trofonio 5.08 Mozart Rondo in A minor, K511
5.18 Durante Concerto per quartetto No 6 in A for strings
5.29 Bach, orch Schoenberg Chorale Prelude: Schmikke dich, 0 liebe Seele, BWV654 5.37 Stravinsky Ave Maria
5.39 Tubin Ave Maria 5.44 Pezel Four Intradas 5.51
Tromboncino Frottola (Gentil donna) 5.53 Francisco de la Torre Justa fue mi perdition 6.00 Berlioz Overture: King Lear 6.16 Forster Ad arma fidelis, KBPJ) 6.21 Weber Grand Duo Concertant for clarinet and piano, Op 48
6.39 Dvorak Romance in F minor, Op 116.51 Jarzebski Cantate Domino, Parts 1 and 2 (Canzoni e concerti)


Unknown: Kilpinen Spielmannslieder
Unknown: Dopper Ciaconna Gotica
Unknown: Mozart Rondo
Unknown: Stravinsky Ave Maria

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