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: Breakfast

Presented by Martin Handley. A refreshing mix of music to start the day.


Presented By: Martin Handley.

: Sunday Morning

With Suzy Kiein , who goes on an auditory trip through landscapes familiar and unfamiliar, real and imaginary, in the company of BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner , with music by John Adams , Vaughan Williams and Berlioz. EMAIL: sundaymorninq@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Suzy Kiein
Unknown: Frank Gardner
Music By: John Adams
Music By: Vaughan Williams

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley welcomes writer and broadcaster Sarah Dunant , a former presenter of BBC2's The Late Show who is now enjoying a successful career as a novelist. Her latest book
Sacred Hearts, which completes a trilogy of novels about Renaissance Italy, is set in a Ferrarese convent, and explores the plight of girls from noble families who were forced to become nuns. Dunant's choices include a piece of sacred music of the type that would have been heard in such convents, as well as chamber works by Bach and Schubert.


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Sarah Dunant

: The Early Music Show

The Tallis Scholars recorded at the York Early
Music Festival, performing John Taverner 's Missa Corona Spinea , Arise by Elizabeth Edwards , and God by Michael Perrett. Presented by Catherine Bott , who talks to conductor Peter Philips about the work Of the Tallis Scholars. Producer Chris Wines


Unknown: John Taverner
Unknown: Missa Corona Spinea
Unknown: Elizabeth Edwards
Unknown: Michael Perrett.
Presented By: Catherine Bott
Conductor: Peter Philips

: Radio 3 Requests

Fiona Talkington introduces listeners' choices, including a tribute to John Betjeman in words and music. Plus more from a disc of Monteverdi by L'Arpeggiata and another chance to hear a recent performance of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring given by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
Harpsichordist Gary Cooper also drops in to reveal why a vintage performance of chamber music by Tchaikovsky is his perfect evening's listening. ADDRESS: Radio 3 Requests, BBC Wales, CF5 2YO
Phone: [number removed]. email: radio3requests@bbc.co.uk


Introduces: Fiona Talkington
Unknown: John Betjeman
Harpsichordist: Gary Cooper

: Choral Evensong

Wednesday's service 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) (Duruf le). Director of music Andrew Lumsden. Assistant director of music Simon Bell.


Music: Andrew Lumsden.
Music: Simon Bell.

: Discovering Music: Elgar in the South

Mark Elder, conductor with the Halle, explains and explores the unique sound world of Elgar's orchestra, focusing on "In the South", an extrovert concert overture inspired by an Italian holiday. The programme includes a complete performance of the overture.


Presenter/Conductor: Mark Elder

: BBC Proms 2009

Period specialist Lars Ulrik Mortensen leads the Royal Danish Opera in a live concert version of their new production of Handel's opera Partenope, featuring 1993 Cardiff Singer of the World Inger Dam-Jensen in the title role. Handel wrote
Partenope, a new type of comic, or ironic, opera, as he attempted to revive his fortunes on the London stage in the early 1730s. Partenope is the Queen of Naples, a femme fatale spoiled for choice with plenty of princely suitors, some of whom are pursued in turn by other women. This rarely staged opera is performed here as part of the commemorations of the 250th anniversary of Handel's death. Introduced live from the Royal Albert Hall in London by Catherine Bott. Handel Partenope : Act 1
Concerto Copenhagen, conductor Lars Ulrik Mortensen
7.10 Twenty Minutes: Proms Plus
Catherine Bott discusses Handel's Partenope with tonight's conductor Lars Ulrik Mortensen and Dr Suzanne Aspden from Oxford University.
7.30 Handel Partenope : Act 2
8.35 Twenty Minutes: Michael Longley at 70 The renowned Belfast poet celebrates his 70th birthday with a look back over his life.
8.55 Handel Partenope : Act 3


Unknown: Lars Ulrik Mortensen
Unknown: Inger Dam-Jensen
Unknown: Albert Hall
Unknown: Catherine Bott.
Unknown: Handel Partenope
Conductor: Lars Ulrik Mortensen
Unknown: Catherine Bott
Conductor: Lars Ulrik Mortensen
Conductor: Dr Suzanne Aspden
Unknown: Handel Partenope
Unknown: Michael Longley
Unknown: Handel Partenope
Partenope: Inger Dam-Jensen (soprano)
Rosmira: Tuva Semmingsen (mezzo)
Arsace: Andreas Scholl (countertenor)
Armindo: Christophe Dumaux (countertenor)
Emilio Bo: Kristian Jensen (tenor)
Ormonte: Palle Knudsen (bass)

: Words and Music

Poetry Season. Poems recommended by Radio 3 presenters, including work by Gerard Manley
Hopkins, Keats, WH Auden, Emily Dickinson , Edna St Vincent Millay and Maya Angelou with music by Strauss, Bach, Shostakovich, Haydn and Yasmin Levy. The readers are Tamsin Greig and Alex Jennings. EMAIL: wordsandmusictSbbc.co.uk
For details of the music and verse heard in this programme, visitbbc.co.uk/radio3/wordsandmusic


Unknown: Gerard Manley
Unknown: Emily Dickinson
Unknown: Maya Angelou
Unknown: Yasmin Levy.
Unknown: Alex Jennings.

: Jazz Line-Up

An interview with Steve Mead , director of the Manchester Jazz Festival, in which he talks about the event's aims. Plus a set by bassist Ron Carter , recorded in Berlin. Presented by Claire Martin. Producer Keith Loxam


Unknown: Steve Mead
Bassist: Ron Carter
Presented By: Claire Martin.
Producer: Keith Loxam

: Through the Night

Graupner Canon all' unisono in B flat
1.15 Ouantz Trio in E flat 1.24 Bach The Musical
Offering, BWV1079 2.13 Wolf String Quartet in D minor
3.01 Haydn Symphony No 102 in B flat
3.26 Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor
4.00 Hellendaal Concerto Grosso in F, Op 3 No 6
4.14 Buxtehude Chorale Fantasy: Nun freut euch lieben Christen g'mein, BuxWV210 4.27 Palestrina Missa sine nomine 4.43 Chopin Rondo a la Mazur, Op 5 4.51 Barber Adagio for Strings, Op 11 5.01 Smetana Overture: The Bartered Bride 5.08 Mozart Fantasy and fugue in C. K394 5.18 Jersild Three Danish Romances 5.30
Debussy Violin Sonata 5.45 Handel Concerto Grosso in D, Op 6 No 5 6.00 Dvorak String Quartet in F, Op 96
(American) 6.23 Beethoven Piano Sonata in E, Op 109
6.42 Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 6 in B flat, BWV1051


Unknown: Graupner Canon
Unknown: Palestrina Missa
Unknown: Chopin Rondo
Unknown: Bach Brandenburg

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