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: Breakfast

Rob Cowan presents a mix of music for the morning.


Unknown: Rob Cowan

: Classical Collection

With Sarah Walker.
Paisiello Overture: Nina, 0 la pazza d'amore Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Thomas Beecham
10.07 Poulenc Sextet
Ian Brown (piano), Nash Ensemble
10.27 Schubert Lieder sung by Ian Bostridge , Elly Ameling and Lotte Lehmann with Graham Johnson and Paul Ulanowsky (piano).
10.32 Beethoven Symphony No 7 in A Vienna PO, conductor Carlos Kleiber
11.11 Arvo Part Fratres
Gidon Kremer (violin), Keith Jarrett (piano)
11.23 Paer Sofonisba (excerpt) Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Marco Guidarini
11.41 Beethoven Wellington's Victory, Op 91 Vienna PO, conductor Lorin Maazel


Unknown: Sarah Walker.
Conductor: Thomas Beecham
Piano: Ian Brown
Unknown: Schubert Lieder
Sung By: Ian Bostridge
Sung By: Elly Ameling
Sung By: Lotte Lehmann
Unknown: Graham Johnson
Piano: Paul Ulanowsky
Conductor: Carlos Kleiber
Violin: Gidon Kremer
Violin: Keith Jarrett
Conductor: Marco Guidarini
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Sofonisba: Jennifer Larmore (mezzo)
Massinissa: Rebecca Evans (soprano)
Siface: Paul Nilon (tenor)

: Composer of the Week: Ravel

2/5. Father: Industry and Craftsmanship Ravel's father was an engineer and inventor.
Donald Macleod explores how this background in mechanics influenced the composer's music. Entre cloches (Sites auriculaires)
Stephen Coombs and Christopher Scott (pianos) L'heure espagnole (excerpt)
French National Radio Orchestra, conductor Lorin Maazel
Gaspard de la nuit Angela Hewitt (piano) Boléro
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Pierre Monteux


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Stephen Coombs
Pianos: Christopher Scott
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Piano: Angela Hewitt
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Conception: Jane Berbie (soprano)
Torquemada: Jean Giraudeau (tenor)
Ramiro: Gabriel Bacquier (baritone)

: Afternoon on 3

With Louise Fryer.
Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
Featuring BBC New Generation Artist
Maxim Rysanov recorded at the City of London Festival. Maxim Rysanov (viola), Yevgeni Samoyloff (piano) Bach Cello Suite No I in G, BWV1007 (transcr for viola) Prokofiev, arr Borisovsky Fragments from Romeo and Juliet
Shostakovich Viola Sonata, Op 147


Unknown: Louise Fryer.
Artist: Maxim Rysanov
Viola: Maxim Rysanov
Viola: Yevgeni Samoyloff

: BBC Proms 2009

Another chance to hear the Proms performance of Haydn's The Creation, given on Saturday. Chetham's Chamber Choir, Members of the Wroclaw Philharmonic Choir, Gabrieli Consort , Gabrieli Players, conductor Paul McCreesh Haydn The Creation
For cast see Saturday Repeated from Saturday
4.30 Highlights from LSO St Luke's. Alwyn Fantasy-waltzes
Bax Dream in Exile Ashley Wass (piano)


Unknown: Gabrieli Consort
Conductor: Paul McCreesh

: In Tune

Presented by Sean Rafferty.


Presented By: Sean Rafferty.

: BBC Proms 2009

Presented live from the Royal Albert Hall , London, by Petroc Trelawny. Making their annual Proms visit, Glyndebourne Festival Opera perform Purcell's The Fairy Queen, loosely based on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, to celebrate the 350th anniversary of the composer's birth.
Purcell The Fairy Queen: Acts 1, 2 and 3 Carolyn Sampson , Lucy Crowe , Claire Debono , Anna Devin (sopranos), Sean Clayton , Ed Lyon , Adrian Ward (tenors), Andrew Foster-Williams (bass-baritone), Lukas Kargl (baritone),
Glyndebourne Chorus, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, conductor William Christie


Unknown: Albert Hall
Unknown: Carolyn Sampson
Unknown: Lucy Crowe
Unknown: Claire Debono
Sopranos: Anna Devin
Sopranos: Sean Clayton
Sopranos: Ed Lyon
Tenors: Adrian Ward
Tenors: Andrew Foster-Williams
Bass-Baritone: Lukas Kargl
Conductor: William Christie
Druken Poet/Bottom: Desmond Barrit
Puck: Jotham Annan
Oberon: Joseph Millson
Tatiania: Sally Dexter
Egeus: Terrence Hardiman
Theseus: William Gaunt
Quince: Paul McCleary
Snug: Brian Pettifer
Mopsa/Flute: Robert Burt
Snout: Jack Chissick
Starveling: Roger Sloman
Lysander: Oliver Kieran-Jones
Helena: Helen Bradbury
Hermina: Susannah Wise
Demetrius: Oliver Le Sueur

: Twenty Minutes: Proms Literary Festival

Bestselling historian Alison Weir and literary critic John Carey are the opening guests in this year's 2009 BBC Proms Literary Festival, recorded this evening in front of an audience at the Royal
College of Music. Rana Mitter hosts a discussion about the myth and reality of Queen Elizabeth I. 8.50 Purcell The Fairy Queen: Acts 4 and 5


Unknown: Alison Weir
Unknown: John Carey
Music: Rana Mitter

: The Essay: Robert Graves and thePoetic Myth

1/4. Graeme Fife discusses his friendship with the poet Robert Graves. In his first essay, he considers the part played by love, war and the imagination of childhood in the making of a true poet.
Producer Paul Kobrak EMAIL: theessay@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Graeme Fife
Unknown: Robert Graves.
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: Late Junction

Fiona Talkington presents Red Priest's version of Purcell's The Fairy Queen, a new piece by Irmin Schmidt and a Sephardic song from Yasmin Levy. Plus a look ahead to this weekend's Womad festival. Producer Roger Short EMAIL: late.junction@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Fiona Talkington
Unknown: Irmin Schmidt
Unknown: Yasmin Levy.
Producer: Roger Short

: Through the Night

Hoist Suite: The Planets Mozart Violin Concerto No 3 in G, K216 2.26 Knipper Radif 2.39 Mendelssohn Fugue in F minor 2.45 Brahms Four Songs, Op 17
3.01 Zelenka Allegro (Sinfonia Concertanti in A minor)
3.09 Boismortier La puce (Rondeau) Couperin
Rondeau 3.14 Dowland, arr Kain Complaint (Fortune My Foe) 3.17 Parac Guitar Trio 3.23 Bartok Violin Concerto No 1 3.45 Ravel Rhapsodie espagnole
3.58 Sarasate Romanza andaluza, Op 22 4.03 Stamitz Clarinet Concerto in B flat 4.21 Sweelinck Laudate
Dominum 4.30 Franck Offertoire in G 4.37 Norman String Quartet in E, Op 20 5.01 Dvorak Silent Woods
5.07 Sibelius Valsette in E minor (Pensées lyriques, Op 40 No 1) Merikanto Improvisation, Op 76 No 3
5.15 Melartin Serenata, Op 121 No 5; Lohdutus
5.22 Offenbach C'est une chanson d'amour (Les contes d'Hoffmann) 5.30 Paqanini Cantabile
5.35 CPE Bach Flute Concerto in G, Wg169
6.00 Rosenmiiller Confitebor
6.15 Rachmaninov Variations on a theme of Corelli, Op 42
6.32 Lebedjew Trombone Concerto in one movement
6.39 Dvorak Slavonic Dances, Op 72 Nos 9-12


Unknown: Zelenka Allegro
Unknown: Sarasate Romanza
Unknown: Franck Offertoire
Unknown: Sibelius Valsette

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