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: Breakfast

Music to start the day with Martin Handley.


Unknown: Martin Handley.

: Sunday Morning

With lain Burnside, who introduces music linked by the theme of the number three, featuring trios, love triangles and double thirds in the works of Britten, Beethoven, Chopin and Strauss. EMAIL: sundaymorning@bbc.co.uk

: Private Passions

Another chance to hear Michael Berkeley talking to rock star and film composer Rick Wakeman , whose musical choices include works by Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Smetana and Arvo Part.


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Rick Wakeman

: The Early Music Show

Catherine Bott talks to two members of German a cappella group Amarcord - who met at the Thomas School, Leipzig - illustrated with highlights from the quintet's concert at this year's Schwetzingen Festival in Germany. She also showcases two more finalists from the 2009 York Early Music international Young Artists Competition. Producer Chris Wines


Talks: Catherine Bott

: Radio 3 Requests

Chi-chi Nwanoku introduces listeners' requests, including works by Haydn, Puccini and John Adams. The guest request is made by Lemmyfrom Motörhead. ADDRESS: Radio 3 Requests, BBC Wales, CF5 2Y0
Phone: [number removed]. email: radio3requestsi5bbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Adams.

: BBC Proms 2009

Sarah Walker introduces the first of today's Proms featuring music for multiple pianos, live from the Royal Albert Hall , London.
Katia and Marielle Labeque (pianos),
Philip Moore and Simon Crawford-Phillips (pianos),
Lidija and Sanja Bizjak (pianos), Britten Sinfonia , conductor Ludovic Morlot
Faure, orch Rabaud Suite: Dolly
Mozart Concerto in E flat for two pianos, K365
3.50 Twenty Minutes: Move over Darling ... Sarah Walker looks into the often intense world of the piano duo, where great music-making sometimes collides with personal relationships.
4.10 Anna Meredith Left Light
(BBC commission, first performance)
Lutoslawski Variations on a theme by Paganini Saint-Saens The Carnival of the Animals Repeated on Wednesday 19 August at 2pm


Introduces: Sarah Walker
Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Pianos: Philip Moore
Pianos: Simon Crawford-Phillips
Pianos: Sanja Bizjak
Pianos: Britten Sinfonia
Conductor: Ludovic Morlot
Unknown: Sarah Walker
Unknown: Paganini Saint-Saens

: Discovering Music

Stravinsky's Petrushka. Stephen Johnson and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales delve into the world of one of Igor Stravinsky 's most celebrated works - his music for the ballet Petrushka - exploring the lesser-known original version written in 1911.


Unknown: Stephen Johnson
Unknown: Igor Stravinsky

: New Generation Artists

Presented by Sarah Walker.
Britten Canticle II: Abraham and Isaac, Op 51 Allan Clayton (tenor), Andrew Radley
(countertenor), Christopher Glynn (piano) Lund, arr Rauter Die zwei Rosen; Heute bin ich rot;
Wiegenlied Korngold Adieu , Good Man Devil
Daniela Lehner (mezzo), Jose Luis Gayo (piano) Faure Cello Sonata in G minor, Op 117
Andreas Brantelid (cello), Bengt Forsberg (piano)


Presented By: Sarah Walker.
Tenor: Allan Clayton
Tenor: Andrew Radley
Piano: Christopher Glynn
Unknown: Wiegenlied Korngold Adieu
Unknown: Daniela Lehner
Piano: Jose Luis Gayo
Cello: Andreas Brantelid
Cello: Bengt Forsberg

: BBC Proms 2009

With Sarah Walker , live from London's Royal Albert Hall. Piano Day at the Proms concludes with a plethora of pianists joining forces (and hands) for some of the most striking multiple-keyboard music in the repertoire.
Tatiana Monogarova (soprano), Elena Manistina (mezzo), Vsevolod Grivnov (tenor),
Kostas Smoriginas (bass), John Constable , Alissa Firsova , Rolf Hind , Tom Poster , Ashley Wass , Llyr Williams Philip Moore , Simon Crawford-Phillips (pianos), Colin Currie , Sam Walton (percussion), BBC
Singers, Synergy Vocals, London Sinfonietta, conductor Edward Gardner Antheil Ballet mécanique
John Adams Grand Pianola Music
8.25 Twenty Minutes During the interval, Sarah Walker explores the world of multiple pianos and talks to performers appearing at tonight's Prom.
8.45 Bartok Sonata for two pianos and percussion
Stravinsky Les noces (sung in Russian) Repeated on Tuesday 18 August at 2pm


Unknown: Sarah Walker
Piano: Albert Hall.
Soprano: Tatiana Monogarova
Soprano: Elena Manistina
Tenor: Vsevolod Grivnov
Tenor: Kostas Smoriginas
Bass: John Constable
Bass: Alissa Firsova
Bass: Rolf Hind
Bass: Tom Poster
Bass: Ashley Wass
Bass: Llyr Williams
Bass: Philip Moore
Pianos: Simon Crawford-Phillips
Pianos: Colin Currie
Pianos: Sam Walton
Unknown: John Adams
Unknown: Sarah Walker

: Sunday Feature: Les Ballets Russes

Dance critic Judith Mackrell tells the story of the Ballets Russes, the infamous but short-lived dance company, 100 years after their first sensational performance in Paris. Producer Susie Matthews


Unknown: Judith MacKrell
Producer: Susie Matthews

: Words and Music

To Strive, to Seek, to Find and Not to Yield. In a Tennyson bicentennial edition of Words and Music, Beth Goddard and Michael Pennington read poetry on the theme of destiny, interlaced with music inspired by, and reflecting the texts. EMAIL: [email address removed]
For details of the music and verse heard in this programme, visit [web address removed]


Music: Beth Goddard
Music: Michael Pennington

: Jazz Line-Up

Julian Joseph presents a session from drummer and pianist Gary Husband's new project Drive, featuring Julian Siegel on tenor sax,
Richard Turner on trumpet and Michael Jansich on bass recorded in London earlier this year, performing repertoire from their much-anticipated album Hotwired. Producer Sushil Dade


Unknown: Julian Joseph
Unknown: Julian Siegel
Unknown: Richard Turner
Unknown: Michael Jansich
Producer: Sushil Dade

: Through the Night

Kodaly Dances of Galanta Schat Thema Ravel Valses Nobles et sentimentales 1.49 Debussy String Quartet
2.15 Martin Et la vie I'emporta 2.40 Razycki Cello
Sonata in A minor, Op 10 3.01 D Scarlatti Stabat Mater in C minor 3.25 Kilar Wojciech Piano Concerto
3.50 Saint-Saens Havanaise 4.00 Durante Concerto per Quartetto No 3 in E flat 4.11 Milhaud Trois Psaumes de David, Op 339 4.20 Fischer Euterpe (Musikalischer Parnassus) 4.31 Handel Sonata in A 4.41 A Scarlatti Cor mio, deh non languire 4.47 Haydn Piano Trio in F. H XV 4
5.01 Groneman Concerto in G 5.15 Coulthard, orch
Michael Conway Baker Four Irish Songs 5.25 Janacek Pohadka 5.37 Debussy Prelude a I'apres-midi d'un faune 5.48 Brahms Six Quartets, Op 112 5.59 Haydn Symphony No 96 in D (Miracle) 6.22 Albert Musikalische kurbishutte 6.35 Mozart Piano Quintet in E flat, K452


Unknown: Scarlatti Stabat Mater
Unknown: Saint-Saens Havanaise
Unknown: Milhaud Trois Psaumes
Unknown: Handel Sonata
Unknown: Scarlatti Cor
Unknown: Michael Conway Baker
Songs: Janacek Pohadka
Unknown: Albert Musikalische

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