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: Breakfast

Rob Cowan presents a range of music to begin the day - and the occasional surprise.


Unknown: Rob Cowan

: Classical Collection

Presented by Sarah Walker.
Wagner, arr Moszkowski Isolde 's Death (Tristan und Isolde) Michael Ponti (piano)
10.08 Hoddinott Clarinet Concerto No 2
Janet Hilton , BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Rumon Gamba
10.27 Beethoven The Pulse of an Irishman
Richard Salter (baritone), Christian Altenburger
(violin), Julius Berger (cello), Helmut Deutsch (piano)
10.29 Haydn All through the Night, or The Widow's Lament
Alison Pearce (soprano), Susan Drake (harp)
10.33 Beethoven Music , Love and Wine
Catrin Wyn-Davies (soprano), John Mark Ainsley (tenor), Thomas Allen (baritone), Elizabeth Layton (violin), Ursula Smith (cello), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
10.36 Brahms String Quartet in B flat, Op 67 Amadeus Quartet
11.09 Judith Weir/Michael Finnissy Songs from the Exotic Tapestry
11.20 Beethoven Symphony No 8 in F London Classical Players, conductor Roger Norrington


Presented By: Sarah Walker.
Unknown: Moszkowski Isolde
Piano: Michael Ponti
Unknown: Janet Hilton
Conductor: Rumon Gamba
Baritone: Richard Salter
Baritone: Christian Altenburger
Violin: Julius Berger
Cello: Helmut Deutsch
Soprano: Alison Pearce
Soprano: Susan Drake
Harp: Beethoven Music
Soprano: Catrin Wyn-Davies
Soprano: John Mark Ainsley
Baritone: Thomas Allen
Baritone: Elizabeth Layton
Cello: Ursula Smith
Cello: Malcolm Martineau

: Composer of the Week: Kodaly

4/5. A Patriot. Donald Macleod looks at Kodaly's efforts to create stage works, a choral tradition and orchestral pieces, as well as an educational method, all rooted in native Magyar folk music. See the Gypsy Eats Cheese
Children's Choir Magnificat, conductor Ivan Fischer Love Duet; Recruiting Song (Hary Janos )
Sandor Solyom-Nagy (baritone), Klara Takacs (contralto), Hungarian State Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Janos Ferencsik St Gregory Procession
Children's Choir Miraculum, conductor Ivan Fischer The Peacock
Hungarian Workers Choir
Variations on a Hungarian Folk Song (The Peacock) Hungarian State Symphony Orchestra, conductor Adam Fischer


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Conductor: Ivan Fischer
Song: Hary Janos
Baritone: Sandor Solyom-Nagy
Baritone: Klara Takacs
Conductor: Janos Ferencsik
Conductor: St Gregory
Conductor: Ivan Fischer
Conductor: Adam Fischer

: Afternoon on 3

With Louise Fryer.
Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
3/4. From the East Neuk Festival in Fife. Leipzig Quartet
Schumann String Quartet in A, Op 41 No 3
Mendelssohn String Quartet in E minor Op 44 No 2


Unknown: Louise Fryer.

: BBC Proms 2009

Another chance to hear Saturday's Prom concert. Introduced by Christopher Cook.
Rebecca Evans (soprano), Toby Spence (tenor), BBC Singers, BBC Philharmonic, conductor Charles Mackerras
Elqar Overture: Cockaigne (In London Town) Delius The Song of the High Hills
Hoist Suite: The Planets Repeated from Saturday
4.15 Highlights from a concert given by the virtuoso Dutch wind ensemble Calefax at last year's Cheltenham Festival, including: Anon, arr Boekhoorn Libre Vermeil Boccherini. arr Berix
String Quintet No 77: Fandango Ravel, arr
Hekkema Alborada delgracioso Calefax Ensemble


Introduced By: Christopher Cook.
Soprano: Rebecca Evans
Soprano: Toby Spence
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Unknown: Hekkema Alborada

: In Tune

A selection of music, with studio guests and a round-up of arts news. With Sean Rafferty.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty.

: BBC Proms 2009

Presented by Martin Handley , from the Royal Albert Hall , London. Manchester's Halle orchestra and its music director Mark Elder reveal hidden gems by Berlioz and Mendelssohn - composed in the era of the orchestra's foundation. Susan Graham (mezzo), Sally Matthews
(soprano), Sarah Castle (mezzo), Steve Davislim (tenor), Halle Choir , Halle Youth Choir, Halle, conductor Mark Elder
Berlioz Overture: Benvenuto Cellini ; La mort de Cleopatre
8.10 Twenty Minutes: Proms Plus
Louise Fryer , Professor John Deathridge and Mendelssohn's great-great-great-great niece,
Sheila Hayman , discuss the composer's life and work.
8.30 Mendelssohn
Symphony No 2 in B flat (Lobgesang) Repeated on Wednesday 5 August at 2pm


Presented By: Martin Handley
Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Unknown: Susan Graham
Soprano: Sally Matthews
Soprano: Sarah Castle
Tenor: Steve Davislim
Tenor: Halle Choir
Unknown: Benvenuto Cellini
Unknown: Louise Fryer
Unknown: Professor John Deathridge
Unknown: Sheila Hayman

: Homer's Landscapes: The Iliad

2/3. Adam Nicolson goes to the heart of Homer, walking the plains of Troy and the ruins of its citadel. Homer is thought to have been blind, but it is remarkable how it is possible directly to map his poem The Iliad onto the coastline of the Aegean, the beach of the Greek camp, the Scamander River and the hewn stone walls of Troy.


Unknown: Adam Nicolson

: The Essay: Doctoring Philosophy

3/4. Equality. Professor Jonathan Wolff asks how successful the NHS has been in reducing health inequalities between different socio-economic groups, and considers the philosophy of equality of care at the heart of the service.


Unknown: Professor Jonathan Wolff

: Late Junction

Fiona Talkington introduces plainchant from the time of the 12th-century French abbot Bernard de Clairvaux. Plus further highlights of the Womad festival, including performances by French singer/ songwriter Hindi Zahra and Mercury-nominated ensemble the Portico Quartet.


Introduces: Fiona Talkington
Unknown: Bernard de Clairvaux.
Songwriter: Hindi Zahra

: Through the Night

Enno Poppe Aufbau 1.19 Brahms Violin Concerto in D
2.00 Dvorak Symphony No 8 in G 2.36 Mozart Piano Trio in C, K548 3.01 Bacewicz Partita for orchestra
3.15 Mozart Piano Sonata in F, K332 3.30 Respiqhi
Tramonto 3.45 Handel Incidental music: The Alchemist
4.03 Spohr String Sextet in C, Op 140 4.28 Hoist Ave Maria 4.34 Strauss Suite in B flat for 13 wind instruments, Op 4 5.01 Geminiani Concerto Grosso in E minor, Op 3 No 6 5.10 Debussy Violin Sonata 5.21 Moniuszko
String Quartet No 2 in F 5.39 Bach Partita No I in B flat, BWV825 5.57 Mendelssohn Symphony No 4 in A
(Italian) 6.25 Schumann Piano Trio in D minor, Op 63


Unknown: Enno Poppe Aufbau
Unknown: Bacewicz Partita

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