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: Breakfast

Rob Cowan introduces a mix of music to discover, rediscover and lift the spirits.


Introduces: Rob Cowan

: Classical Collection

Presented by Sarah Walker.
Lebrun Oboe Concerto No 1 in D minor
Paul Goodwin (oboe), The English Concert. director Trevor Pinnock
10.19 Franck Violin Sonata ;n A
Kaja Danczowska , Krystian Zimerman (piano)
10.49 Gossec Hymns and Marches
Orchestre de la Garde Républicaine, conductor
Roger Boutry ; Choeur et Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse, conductor Michel Plasson
10.58 Rott Symphony in E
Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Dennis Russell Davies


Presented By: Sarah Walker.
Oboe: Paul Goodwin
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Unknown: Kaja Danczowska
Piano: Krystian Zimerman
Conductor: Roger Boutry
Conductor: Michel Plasson
Conductor: Dennis Russell Davies

: Composer of the Week: Ravel

4/5. Patrons and Slaves. Donald Macleod traces Ravel's sometimes troubled relationships with those who commissioned him. Aoua! (Chansons madecasses)
Sarah Walker (soprano), Nash Ensemble Interlude and Part 2 (Daphnis et Chloe)
City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle La Valse
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Pierre Boulez
Piano Concerto (for the left hand)
Pascal Roge , Montreal Symphony Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Soprano: Sarah Walker
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Unknown: Pascal Roge
Conductor: Charles Dutoit

: Afternoon on 3

introduced by Louise Fryer.
Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
A performance by a young Finnish string quartet who are members of the BBC New Generation Artists scheme, at the City of London Festival. Meta4
Jaakko Kuusisto Play III
Kaija Saariaho Terra Memoria
Sibelius String Quartet, Op 56 (Voces intimae)


Introduced By: Louise Fryer.

: BBC Proms 2009

Another chance to hear Monday's late-night Prom from the Royal Albert Hall , London. Introduced by Martin Handley.
Elizabeth Watts (soprano), Renata Pokupic
(mezzo), Andrew Kennedy (tenor), Darren Jeffery (bass-baritone), BBC Singers, Manchester Camerata, conductor Douglas Boyd Haydn The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross
James MacMillan Seven Last Words from the Cross Repeated from Monday
4.00 Highlights from LSO St Luke's. Elgar Piano Quintet in A minor, Op 84 Aronowitz Ensemble


Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Introduced By: Martin Handley.
Soprano: Elizabeth Watts
Soprano: Renata Pokupic
Tenor: Andrew Kennedy
Tenor: Darren Jeffery
Conductor: Douglas Boyd

: In Tune

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


Presented By: Sean Rafferty.

: BBC Proms 2009

Presented by Penny Gore , live from the Royal Albert Hall , London. A concert of English orchestral music, including Moeran's
Symphony in G, which returns to the Proms after an absence of 70 years.
Leon McCawley (piano), BBC Philharmonic, conductor Vassily Sinaisky Moeran Symphony in G
Finzi Grand Fantasia and Toccata
8.35 Twenty Minutes: Thou Spirit of Delight Paul Farley introduces a selection of Shelley's lyrics about the enigmatic origins of poetic inspiration, including the poem that influenced Eigar's Second Symphony.
8.55 Elqar Symphony No 2 in E flat Repeated on Monday 27 July at 2pm


Presented By: Penny Gore
Unknown: Albert Hall
Piano: Leon McCawley
Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky
Introduces: Paul Farley

: The Black Cube

The Kaaba is the black cube at the heart of the Masjid al-Haram Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It is the holiest shrine of Islam, visited by millions of pilgrims every year, and is traditionally said to have been built by Abraham on the foundations of the first house of Adam.
Navid Akhtar looks at the ways the Kaaba has intersected with Western culture, from painters to architects, and discovers connections between the rituals of the pilgrimage to Mecca and Western thought. Producer lain Chambers


Unknown: Navid Akhtar

: The Essay: Robert Graves and thePoetic Myth

3/4. Graeme Fife recalls his visits to
Robert Graves 's home in Deia, Majorca, and considers the role played in the poet's life not just by Laura Riding , but by the four muses who followed in her stead.


Unknown: Graeme Fife
Unknown: Robert Graves
Unknown: Laura Riding

: Late Junction

Including this month's collaboration session: American clarinettist David Rothenberg duetting with tropical birds in London Zoo's aviary, together with studio improvisations on the Turkish cumbus by Lu Edmonds. Introduced by Fiona Talkington.


Clarinettist: David Rothenberg
Unknown: Lu Edmonds.
Introduced By: Fiona Talkington.

: Through the Night

Sweelinck Christe qui lux es et dies; Echo Fantasia in D minor 1.10 Bull Salvator mundi 1.14 Sweelinck
Toccata in D minor 1.17 Scheidemann Ballet in D minor
1.19 Reinken Hollandische Nachtigahl ; Toccata in G minor; Fuga in G minor 1.35 Schildt Ach Gott, vom Himmel s/erT darein 1.42 Kempis Symphonia a 5, Op 2 No 11.48 Telemann The Day of Judgment
3.01 Casella Barcarola e scherzo 3.10 Schubert Die schone Mullerin, D795 4.10 Albicastro
Trio Sonata, Op 8 No 9 4.23 Milano Fantasias
4.26 Hartmann Six Fantasiestucke , Op 54
4.42 Gombert Benedicto mensae 4.52 Bizet
Andante molto (Roma) 5.01 Massenet Méditation
(Thais) 5.07 Caldara Vi sento, 0 Dio; Di quel sangue
(La passione di Gesu Christo ) 5.20 Rameau L'entretien des muses (Pieces de clavecin) 5.26 Purcell The Duke of Gloucester's Trumpet Suite 5.38 Wagner Wesendonk Lieder 6.00 Gershwin, transcr Grainger The Man I Love; Love Walked In 6.08 Haydn Symphony No 96 in D (Miracle) 6.31 Field Rondo in A flat
6AO Anon Kyrie eleison; Colomba senza fielle 6A9 Mozart Sonata in D for two pianos, K381


Unknown: Sweelinck Christe
Unknown: Reinken Hollandische Nachtigahl
Unknown: Kempis Symphonia
Unknown: Casella Barcarola
Unknown: Hartmann Six Fantasiestucke
Unknown: Gombert Benedicto
Unknown: Gesu Christo
Unknown: Wagner Wesendonk

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