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: Breakfast

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch .


Presented By: Sara Mohr-Pietsch

: Classical Collection

With Sarah Walker.
Grieq Holberg Suite Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
10.20 Clementi Piano Sonata in B flat, Op 12 No 1 Arturo Benedetti Michaelangeli
10.38 Holst Hammersmith: Prelude and Scherzo, Op 52 Eastman Wind Ensemble, conductor Frederick Fennell
10.53 Haydn Symphony No 63 in C (La Roxelane) Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
11.15 Sammartini Sonata in G, Op 13 No 4
Camerata Koln
11.26 Bernstein Prelude, Fugue and Riffs
Michael Collins (clarinet), Peter Donohoe (piano), London Sinfonietta, conductor Simon Rattle
11.35 Poulenc Trois Novelettes
Paul Crossley (piano)
11.44 Delius Two Aquarelles
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Eric Fenby
11.49 Berlioz Overture: Le Corsaire Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Thomas Beecham


Unknown: Sarah Walker.
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Unknown: Arturo Benedetti Michaelangeli
Conductor: Frederick Fennell
Unknown: Sammartini Sonata
Clarinet: Michael Collins
Clarinet: Peter Donohoe
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Piano: Paul Crossley
Conductor: Eric Fenby
Conductor: Thomas Beecham

: Composer of the Week: Tchaikovsky

5/5. Donald Macleod concludes this week of programmes with excerpts from Tchaikovsky's opera Queen of Spades and his Souvenir de Florence. The Queen of Spades (excerpt) Kirov Orchestra, St Petersburg, conductor Valery Gergiev
Souvenir de Florence Borodin Quartet, Yuri Yurov (viola), Mikhail Milman (cello) The Queen of Spades (excerpt)
Kirov Chorus and Orchestra, St Petersburg, conductor Valery Gergiev
Waltz (Suite: Sleeping Beauty) Philharmonia
Orchestra, conductor Herbert von Karajan


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Viola: Yuri Yurov
Viola: Mikhail Milman
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Liza: Maria Gulegina (soprano)
Herman: Gegam Grigorian (tenor)

: Afternoon on 3

With Louise Fryer.
Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
Finnish string quartet and BBC New Generation Artists Meta4 perform the final concert in the series recorded at St Mary's Church,
Hay-on-Wye, during the Hay festival in May. Meta4
Beethoven String Quartet, Op 18 No 1
Shostakovich String Quartet No 3 see also 10.30pm


Unknown: Louise Fryer.

: BBC Proms 2009

Another chance to hear Sunday's Prom, introduced by Penny Gore .
Simon Preston (organ), Jorg Schneider (tenor), Choristers of St Paul's Cathedral, Trinity Boys
Choir, BBC Symphony Chorus, Bach Choir , Crouch End Festival Chorus, BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Susanna Malkki
Ben Foskett From Trumpet (BBC commission) Beethoven Symphony No 4 in B flat Berlioz 7e Deum
4.15 Piano Music
Haydn Piano Sonata in F. H XVI 23 Marc-Andre
Hamelin Mozart Piano Sonata in C minor, K457 CedricTiberghien


Introduced By: Penny Gore
Introduced By: Simon Preston
Tenor: Jorg Schneider
Unknown: Bach Choir
Conductor: Susanna Malkki
Conductor: Ben Foskett
Piano: Hamelin Mozart

: In Tune

Presented by Petroc Trelawny .


Presented By: Petroc Trelawny

: BBC Proms 2009

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Andrew McGregor introduces a programme that includes the UK premiere of a new work by tonight's conductor Oliver Knussen , the BBC
Symphony Orchestra's new artist-in-association. Martin Owen (horn), BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Oliver Knussen
Resplqhi Fountains of Rome Helen Grime
Virga Stravinsky Jeu de cartes
8.20 Twenty Minutes: Viva la Musica! Viva il Duce! William Ward investigates the effects of fascism on Italian musical life.
8.40 Oliver Knussen Horn Concerto Balakirev, orch Casella Islamey
Repeated on Wednesday 12 August at 2pm


Introduces: Andrew McGregor
Conductor: Oliver Knussen
Horn: Martin Owen
Conductor: Oliver Knussen
Conductor: Resplqhi Fountains
Unknown: Helen Grime
Unknown: Stravinsky Jeu
Unknown: William Ward

: Ideas - the British Version

3/3. Tristram Hunt examines the ideas of Adam Smith , often feted as the "father of economics", whose famous work The Wealth of Nations developed theories of the free market.
Hunt travels to the economist's home town of Kirkaldy, where he is joined by scholar lain
McLean to examine Smith's life and work, and to Vienna to see how Smith's ideas were adopted and adapted by one of the most influential economic and political thinkers of the 20th century: Friedrich Hayek. Naomi Klein and Anthony Giddens are among the contributors.


Unknown: Tristram Hunt
Unknown: Adam Smith
Unknown: Friedrich Hayek.
Unknown: Naomi Klein
Unknown: Anthony Giddens

: New Generation Artists

Liqeti String Quartet No 1 Meta4

: The Essay: Tennyson 200

4/4. Kit Wright celebrates Tennyson's Tears, Idle Tears, reflecting on the poet's ability to capture the essence of the human condition.

: World on 3

Charlie Gillett introduces highlights from this year's Womad festival, which took place in Charlton Park at the end of last month. Producer James Parkin


Introduces: Charlie Gillett
Producer: James Parkin

: Through the Night

Dvorak From the Bohemian Forest, Op 68 1.17 Brahms Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op 115.1.54 Sibelius Hostkvall , Op 38, No 11.59 Schmitt Ghanaia for solo percussion
2.07 Paganini Violin Concerto No I in D, Op 6 2.34
D Scarlatti Sonata in C, Kk460 2.41 Milhaud La création du monde 3.01 Hubay Spinning Room, Op 44, No 3
3.06 Dvorak Zlaty kolovrat, Op 109 3.28 Suk Mass in B flat 3.54 J Strauss (son), arr Schoenberg Kaiser -Walzer, Op 437 4.06 Gershwin Symphonic Suite: Porgy and Bess 4.32 Haydn Divertimento in C, H IV 4.42
Beethoven Piano Sonata in C minor, Op 10 No 15.01 Bellini Overture: Norma 5.08 Stants String Quartet No 2 5.22 Boulanger Nocturne for flute and piano 5.26 Grieg
Holberg Suite, Op 40 5.46 Handel Organ Concerto No 1, HWV289 6.02 Brahms 25 Variations and fugue on a theme by GF Handel, Op 24 6.27 Stanford When Mary thro' the Garden Went, Op 127, No 3 6.30 Hartmann Blomstre som en rosengard 6.36 Debussy La mer


Unknown: Sibelius Hostkvall
Unknown: Schmitt Ghanaia
Unknown: Schoenberg Kaiser
Unknown: Hartmann Blomstre

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