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: Breakfast

Presented by Rob Cowan.


Presented By: Rob Cowan.

: Classical Collection

Sarah Walker. Berlioz Overture: Roman Carnival
Dresden Staatskapelle, conductor Colin Davis
10.10 Spontini La vestale: Act 2 (excerpt)
Karen Huffstodt (soprano), Denyce Graves (mezzo), Chorus and Orchestra of La Scala, Milan/Riccardo Muti
10.30 Liszt Piano Sonata in B minor Sviatoslav Richter
11.01 Prokofiev War and Peace (excerpt)
Yelena Prokina (soprano), Alexandr Gergalov (baritone), Kirov Orchestra, conductor Valery Gergiev
11.15 Haydn Symphony No 58 in F Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, conductor Frans Briiggen
11.33 Tippett Ritual Dances (The Midsummer Marriage) BBC NOW, conductor Richard Hickox


Unknown: Sarah Walker.
Conductor: Colin Davis
Soprano: Karen Huffstodt
Soprano: Denyce Graves

: Composer of the Week: Ravel: Poets

3/5. Donald Macleod looks at how Ravel was influenced by the poets he read, and those he knew.

Sainte; Sur l'herbe - Francois le Roux (tenor), Pascal Roge (piano) Miroirs Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano)
Histoires naturelles - Franck Leguerinel (baritone), Irene Aitoff (piano)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Tenor: Francois Le Roux
Piano: Pascal Roge
Piano: Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Baritone: Franck Leguerinel
Piano: Irene Aitoff

: Afternoon on 3

With Louise Fryer.
Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
Featuring BBC New Generation Artists recorded at the City of London Festival.
Sophie Bevan (soprano), Allan Clayton (tenor), Giuliano Sommerhalder (trumpet),
Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord/organ)
Handel Let the Bright Seraphim (Samson); 0 Sleep (Semele)
Purcell Sweeter than Roses; If Music Be the Food of Love; 'Twas within a Furlong of Edinburgh Town Purcell Music for a While; Man Is for the Woman Made (arr Britten)
Handel His Hideous Love; Love Sounds the Alarm (Acis and Galatea); As Steals the Morn (L'allegro)
Alasdair Nicholson The Humble Petition ofBruar Water


Unknown: Louise Fryer.
Soprano: Sophie Bevan
Soprano: Allan Clayton
Tenor: Giuliano Sommerhalder
Harpsichord: Mahan Esfahani
Unknown: Alasdair Nicholson

: BBC Proms 2009

Another chance to hear Bernard Haitink , conduct the London Symphony Orchestra in Mahler's Ninth Symphony - the performance given on Monday at the Proms. introduced by Andrew McGregor. LSO, conductor Bernard Haitink
Mahler Symphony No 9 Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Bernard Haitink
Introduced By: Andrew McGregor.
Conductor: Bernard Haitink

: Choral Evensong

From the Parish Church of St Mary of Charity, Faversham, with the second of this year's Eton
Choral Courses. Introit: When Mary thro' the Garden Went (Stanford). Responses: Byrd. Psalms: 30, 32, 63 (Parratt, Hurford, Bevan). First Lesson: Zephaniah 3, vv14-20. Office Hymn: Mary Weep Not. Weep No
Longer (Tantum ergo). Canticles: The Great Service (Parry). Second Lesson: Mark 15, w40-end; 16, vv1-7. Anthem: Dum transisset sabbatum (Taverner).
Final Hymn: Jesu, Lover of My Soul (Aberystwyth). Organ Voluntary: Nun danket alle Gott, BWV657 (Bach). Director of music Ralph Allwood. Organist Oliver Lallemant. Rptd on Sun at 4pm


Unknown: Mary Weep Not.
Organist: Ralph Allwood.
Organist: Oliver Lallemant.

: In Tune

Presented by Sean Rafferty.


Presented By: Sean Rafferty.

: BBC Proms 2009

Presented from the Royal Albert Hall , London,
__by Tom Service. A celebration of the 800th anniversary of the University of Cambridge in the presence of HRH the Prince of Wales, featuring music by composers associated with the University performed by past alumni, including a new work by Ryan Wigglesworth and a symphonic work for full orchestra and organ by Saint-Saens.
Thomas Trotter (organ), Simon Keenlyside (baritone), Choirs of King's, St John 's, Clare, Gonville and Caius, and Trinity Colleges, Choirs from combined Cambridge colleges, BBCSO, conductors Andrew Davis , Andrew Nesthinga and Stephen Cleobury Arr David Willcocks National Anthem
Vaughan Williams Overture: The Wasps
Ryan Wigglesworth The Genesis of Secrecy (BBC commission: first performance)
Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs
8.45 TWenty Minutes: Cambridge University at 800 Louise Fryer hosts a discussion to mark Cambridge University's 800th anniversary with past and present directors of music at King's College - David Willcocks and Stephen Cleobury - alongside the university's professor of music Nicholas Cook. and composer Ryan Wigglesworth.
9.05 Stanford Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in A Jonathan Harvey Come, Holy Ghost Judith Weir Ascending into Heaven
Saint-Saens Symphony No 3 in C minor (Organ) Repeated on Friday at 2pm


Unknown: Albert Hall
Unknown: Ryan Wigglesworth
Unknown: Thomas Trotter
Baritone: Simon Keenlyside
Unknown: St John
Conductors: Andrew Davis
Conductors: Andrew Nesthinga
Conductors: Stephen Cleobury
Unknown: Arr David Willcocks
Unknown: Ryan Wigglesworth
Unknown: Louise Fryer
Unknown: David Willcocks
Unknown: Stephen Cleobury
Music: Nicholas Cook.
Unknown: Ryan Wigglesworth.
Unknown: Jonathan Harvey
Unknown: Judith Weir

: New Generation Artists

Chamber performances from the current intake of Radio 3 New Generation Artists. Iranian-born harpsichord player Mahan Esfahani performs works by Scarlatti, Sweelinck, Philips and Storace.


Unknown: Mahan Esfahani

: The Essay: Robert Graves and thePoetic Myth

2/4. Graeme Fife explores Robert Graves's use of ancient myths - not only in his poetry, but also in his understanding of the wider world.


Unknown: Graeme Fife

: Late Junction

Fiona Talkington presents French ensemble Hypnos's free interpretations of works by Guillaume de Machaut , Henryk Gorecki 's Valentine Piece, and Pink Floyd's Atom Heart Mother.


Unknown: Fiona Talkington
Unknown: Guillaume de MacHaut
Unknown: Henryk Gorecki

: Through the Night

Grieg Violin Sonata No 2 in G, Op 13 1.22 Brahms Violin Sonata No 3 in 0 minor, Op 108 1.44 Franck Violin
Sonata in A 2.11 Gilson La mer 2.47 Berlioz Overture: Les Francs-juges, Op 3 3.01 Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G, BWV1048 3.14 Schubert Notturno in E flat, D897 3^3 Spohr String sextet in C, Op 140 3^48 Kreisler Preludium and Allegro a la Pugnani 3.55 Frangaix Wind Quintet No 14.16 Ravel Valses nobles et sentimentales
4.34 Telemann Recorder Sonata in D minor 444 Mozart Keyboard Sonata in D, K576 5.01 Bach Cantata No 170: Vergnuqte Run, beliebte Seelenlust 5.22 Rameau Les indes galantes (excerpts) 5.35 Haydn String Quartet in G, Op 77 No 1 6.01 Debussy L'isle joyeuse 6.09 Finzi White-flowering Days, Op 37 6.12 Pearsall Lay a Garland on Her Hearse 6.15 Mendelssohn Symphony No 3 in A minor (Scottish) 6.54 Strauss Maria Theres ... Hab' mir's gelobt, ihn lieb zu haben (Der Rosenkavalier)


Unknown: Franck Violin
Unknown: Bach Brandenburg
Unknown: Schubert Notturno
Unknown: Rameau Les
Unknown: Strauss Maria

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