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: Breakfast

Presented by Rob Cowan.


Presented By: Rob Cowan.

: Classical Collection

With James Jolly.
Wagner Forest Murmurs (Siegfried, Act 2) London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leopold Stokowski
10.11 Vivaldi Concerto in E flat, RV253 (La tempesta di mare)
Academy of Ancient Music, director Andrew Manze
10.21 Sibelius The Wood Nymph
Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo), Bengt Forsberg (piano)
10.28 Caprioli Una leggiadra nimpha Hilliard Ensemble
10.31 Handel The Melancholy Nymph
Catherine Bott (soprano), Mark Caudle (cello), Peter Holman (harpsichord)
10.35 Bax November Woods London
Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Adrian Boult
10.55 Mozart String Quartet in B flat, K458 (Hunt) Alban Berg Quartet
11.24 Ireland We'll to the Woods No More
Roderick Williams (baritone), lain Burnside (piano)
11.32 Korngold Robin Hood (excerpt) Moscow
Symphony Orchestra, conductor William Stromberg


Unknown: James Jolly.
Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Director: Andrew Manze
Piano: Bengt Forsberg
Soprano: Catherine Bott
Soprano: Mark Caudle
Harpsichord: Peter Holman
Conductor: Adrian Boult
Unknown: Alban Berg
Baritone: Roderick Williams
Piano: Korngold Robin Hood
Conductor: William Stromberg

: Composer of the Week: Myaskovsky

4/5. Donald Macleod charts the beginnings of persecution for Myaskovsky, labelled as "formalist" and "anti-people". Reading the signs, he composed music more in line with Stalin's wishes. Lyric Concertino (1st mvt) Moscow New Opera Orchestra, conductor Yevgeni Samoilov
Symphony No 12 (3rd mvt)
Russian Federation Academic Symphony Orchestra, conductor Yevgeni Svetlanov
Violin Concerto (2nd mvt) Vadim Repin ,
Kirov Orchestra, conductor Valery Gergiev
Symphony No 19 (3rd and 4th mvts) Stockholm
Concert Band, conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky String Quartet No 5, Op 47 (4th mvt) Taneyev Quartet


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Conductor: Yevgeni Samoilov
Conductor: Yevgeni Svetlanov
Unknown: Vadim Repin
Conductor: Valery Gergiev

: Afternoon on 3

With Jonathan Swain.
Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
Countertenor Bejun Mehta returns to the Edinburgh Festival with pianist Julius Drake in a recital including settings by Purcell and Haydn,
Beethoven's only song cycle, An die ferne Geliebte, and a host of romantic English songs by Vaughan Williams , Berkeley, Warlock, Howells and Gurney.


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Bejun Mehta
Pianist: Julius Drake
Songs By: Vaughan Williams

: BBC Proms 2009

Another chance to hear the Prom in which the Labeque sisters celebrate the 70th birthday of Dutch composer Louis Andriessen with the UK premiere of his new concerto.
Katia and Marielle Labèque (pianos), Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen
Falla El amor brujo
Louis Andriessen The Hague Hacking Ravel Mother Goose; Boléro
4.00 New Generation Artists Franck Violin Sonata in A
Jennifer Pike , Tom Blach (piano)
Milhaud Flute Sonatina, Op 76
Sharon Bezaly , Love Derwinger (piano)
Beethoven 12 Variations on Ein Madchen oder Weibchen, Op 66
Danjulo Ishizaka (cello), José Gallardo (piano)


Unknown: Louis Andriessen
Pianos: Marielle Labèque
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Unknown: Louis Andriessen
Unknown: Jennifer Pike
Piano: Tom Blach
Unknown: Sharon Bezaly
Piano: Love Derwinger
Cello: Danjulo Ishizaka
Cello: José Gallardo

: In Tune

Presented by Petroc Trelawny .


Presented By: Petroc Trelawny

: BBC Proms 2009

With Martin Handley , from the Royal Albert Hall, London. Following last night's depiction of domestic life in the Strauss household, tonight's concert features a symphony inspired by an eventful mountain climb. Strauss dedicated it to the Dresden Staatskapelle, which premiered nine of his 15 operas. The orchestra appears with chief conductor Fabio Luisi , here making his Proms debut. The evening opens with an expanded version of a 2006 work by British-born Berlin-based composer Rebecca Saunders. Lang Lang (piano), Dresden Staatskapelle, conductor Fabio Luisi
Rebecca Saunders Traces
(first UK performance of revised version) Chopin Piano Concerto No 2 in F minor
8.40 Twenty Minutes: Proms Literary Festival Ian McMillan and guests, including Everest-climber Stephen Venables , discuss mountain writing.
9.00 StraussAn Alpine Symphony


Unknown: Martin Handley
Unknown: Royal Albert
Conductor: Fabio Luisi
Unknown: Rebecca Saunders.
Piano: Lang Lang
Conductor: Fabio Luisi
Conductor: Rebecca Saunders
Unknown: Ian McMillan
Unknown: Stephen Venables

: Paradise or Nightmare -DH Lawrence in Cornwall

DH Lawrence's retreat to Cornwall in 1916 following the controversy over his novel The Rainbow, is explored by biographer John Worthen who talks to scholars about the impact of this period on the writer's life and work. Producer Richard Bannerman


Unknown: John Worthen
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: The Essay: The Future's Not WhatIt Used to Be

3/3. Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid. The threat of nuclear and environmental disaster explored in such novels as Nevil Shute 's On the Beach and John Christopher 's The Death of Grass. With Richard Foster.


Unknown: Nevil Shute
Unknown: John Christopher
Unknown: Richard Foster.

: Late Junction

Including American folk musician
Abigail Washburn 's response to the Sichuan earthquake in 2008, an Appalachian ballad from David Ferrard , and John Butcher 's combination of Orkney winds and saxophone. Presented by Fiona Talkington.


Musician: Abigail Washburn
Unknown: David Ferrard
Unknown: John Butcher
Presented By: Fiona Talkington.

: Through the Night

Tchaikovsky Fantasy Overture: Romeo and Juliet;
Variations on a Rococo Theme; Symphony No 4 in F minor
2.23 7.00 Debussy Estampes 2.38 Mozart Violin Concerto No 1 in B flat, K207 3.01 Bach Orchestral Suite No 1 in C, BWV1066 3.21 Tubin Violin Sonata No 2 3A2 Haydn String Quartet in D, Op 64 No 5 (Lark) 4.00 Larsson Pastoral Suite 4.14 Weckmann Wenn der Herr die
Gefangenen zu Zion erlosen wird 4.24 Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No 2 in C sharp minor 4.35 Marson Waltzes and Promenades 4.48 Handel, arr Steele-Perkins Three Airs from Vauxhall Gardens 5.01 Geminiani Sonata in D for two violas da gamba, Op No 1 5.11 Lechner Deutsche Spruche von Leben und Tod 5.21 Saint-Sains Morceau de concert 5.36 Enna Sketch Book 5.52 Vaughan Williams Overture: The Wasps 6.01 Boccherini
String Quintet in E flat 6.21 Kraus Symphony in C minor
6.42 CPE Bach Violin Sonata in B minor, Wq76

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