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: Breakfast

Music to start the day with Rob Cowan.


Unknown: Rob Cowan.

: Classical Collection

Presented by Sarah Walker. Haydn Symphony No 61 in D Scottish Chamber Orchestra, conductor Gerard Schwarz
10.23 Pieces from The Rowallen Lute Book Ronn McFarlane (lute)
10.32 Wallace La cracovienne Rosemary Tuck (piano)
10.44 Vaughan Williams Three Preludes on Welsh Hymn Tunes Nash Ensemble
11.36 Stuart Macrae Motus
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, conductor Susanna Malkki
11.19 Grieq Piano Concerto in A minor Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, New Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Raphael Fruhbeck de Burgos


Presented By: Sarah Walker.
Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
Unknown: Ronn McFarlane
Piano: Vaughan Williams
Conductor: Susanna Malkki

: Composer of the Week: Kodaly

5/5. The Final Years. Donald Macleod looks at Kodaly's life in Hungary under Communist rule following the Second World War, when he finally achieved the status of cultural statesman in his own country.
Children's Dances: No 1
Adam Fellegi (piano) Hymn of Zrinyi Benjamin Luxon (baritone), Brighton Festival Chorus, conductor Laszlo Heltay Symphony in C Philharmonia Hungarica, conductor Antal Dorati
King Laszlo's Men
Children's Choir Miraculum, conductor Laszlo Duranyik


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Piano: Adam Fellegi
Baritone: Zrinyi Benjamin Luxon
Conductor: Laszlo Heltay
Conductor: Antal Dorati
Conductor: Laszlo Duranyik

: Afternoon on 3

With Penny Gore.
Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
4/4. From the East Neuk Festival in Fife. Stefan Loges (baritone),
Christian Zacharias (piano)
Schubert Selected Songs from Schwanengesang; Piano Sonata in A, D959


Piano: Christian Zacharias

: BBC Proms 2009

Another chance to hear Sunday's Prom celebrating the music of Elgar, Hoist and Delius, all of whom died in 1934. With Christopher Cook.
Susan Gritton (soprano), BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC National Chorus and Orchestra of Wales, conductor David Atherton Hoist Choral Symphony Delius BriggFair
Elgar Variations on an Original Theme (Enigma) Repeated from Sunday
4.30 Highlights from a concert given at last year's Aldeburgh Festival.
Schumann Violin Sonata No 3 in A minor
(arr for cello and piano)
Steven Isserlis (cello), Thomas Ades (piano)


Unknown: Christopher Cook.
Soprano: Susan Gritton
Conductor: David Atherton
Cello: Steven Isserlis
Cello: Thomas Ades

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty presents a selection of music, with studio guests and news from the arts world.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: BBC Proms 2009

From the Royal Albert Hall , London. The
Scottish Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Yannick Nezet-Seguin , plays Stravinsky and Mendelssohn. Presented by Louise Fryer.
Nicholas Angelich (piano), Karen Cargill (mezzo), Andrew Staples (tenor), Brindley Sherratt (bass), Scottish Chamber Orchestra, conductor Yannick Nezet-Seguin Stravinsky Pulcinella
8.20 Twenty Minutes: Proms Literary Festival Michael Holroyd and Elaine Showalter celebrate Victorian villains.
8.40 Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor
Mendelssohn Symphony No 5 in D (Reformation) Repeated on Thursday 6 August at 2pm


Unknown: Albert Hall
Conducted By: Yannick Nezet-Seguin
Presented By: Louise Fryer.
Piano: Nicholas Angelich
Piano: Karen Cargill
Tenor: Andrew Staples
Tenor: Brindley Sherratt
Conductor: Yannick Nezet-Seguin
Conductor: Stravinsky Pulcinella
Unknown: Michael Holroyd
Unknown: Elaine Showalter

: Homer's Landscape: The Odyssey

3/3. Adam Nicolson concludes his exploration of the enduring grip of Homer's epic poems, beginning on a wooden sailing boat as he follows Odysseus on his long and adventurous journey home from Troy.


Unknown: Adam Nicolson

: New Generation Artists

Tai Murray (violin), Gilles Vonsattel (piano) Strauss Violin Sonata in E flat, Op 18


Violin: Tai Murray
Violin: Gilles Vonsattel

: The Essay: Doctoring Philosophy

4/4. Utility. Professor Jonathan Woiff looks back at Jeremy Bentham 's utilitarian principles
("the greatest happiness for the greatest number") and asks how an overstretched health service should prioritise when all needs cannot be met.


Unknown: Professor Jonathan Woiff
Unknown: Jeremy Bentham

: Womad 2009

Lopa Kothari presents more highlights from last weekend's Womad festival, including the Siam
Tent set by Enkh Jargal , a singer and player of the Mongolian horse-fiddle, and Victor Deme , a singer/songwriter from Burkina Faso, performing on the Radio 3 stage. Producer Roger Short


Unknown: Lopa Kothari
Unknown: Enkh Jargal
Unknown: Victor Deme
Producer: Roger Short

: Through the Night

Bartok Four Duos for two violins
1.06 Schumann Adagio and Allegro in A flat, Op 70
1.16 Haydn String Quartet in G minor, Op 74 No 3
1.36 Ravel Sonata for violin and cello
1.57 Shostakovich Seven Romances on poems of Alexandr Blok , Op 127 2.24 Muffat/Lully Suite for Orchestra 2.36 Dvorak Serenade in D minor, Op 44
3.01 Chopin Piano Concerto No 2 in F minor
3.31 Liszt Réminiscences de Don Juan , S418
3.48 Madetoja Okon Fuoco , Op 58 4.00 Rameau Pieces (Les Indes galantes) 4.13 Perlea Lullaby
4.18 Mozart 12 Variations in B flat, K500 4.28 Martinu Clarinet Sonatina 4.39 Rimsky-Korsakov The Three
Wonders (The Tale of Tsar Saltan) 4.47 Soinitz Sinfonia in A for strings and continuo, Op 3 No 4 5.01 Miklos Kocsar Scale, Tear! 5.07 Haydn Piano Sonata in D,
H XVI 37 5.16 Weber Overture: Peter Schmoll und sein Nachbarn 5.26 Stenhammar Three choral songs
5.33 Salmenhaara Concerto for two violins
5.51 Bree Allegro in D minor for four string quartets
6.02 Bach Cantata No 54: Widerstehe doch der Su'nde
6.14 Schubert Symphony No 2 in B flat 6.46 Soderman Domine No 4 6.49 Telemann Trio No 4 for transverse flute, harpsichord and continuo (Essercizii Musici)


Unknown: Alexandr Blok
Unknown: Dvorak Serenade
Unknown: Don Juan
Unknown: Madetoja Okon Fuoco
Unknown: Miklos Kocsar
Unknown: Peter Schmoll
Violins: Bree Allegro

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