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: Breakfast

Presented by Suzy Klein.


Presented By: Suzy Klein.

: Sunday Morning

With lain Burnside, who is joined by violinist
Gyorgy Pauk for a musical look at Hungary, its composers, performers and permeative influence. Music includes works by Haydn, Beethoven and Bartok. EMAIL: sundaymorning@bbc.co.uk


Violinist: Gyorgy Pauk

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley welcomes Anthony Bolton , one of the most successful investment fund managers of the past three decades. Passionate about music, he composes in his spare time, and his selection today includes a carol by him as well as music by Mozart, Mahler, Strauss, Thomas Ades and Benjamin Britten.


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Anthony Bolton
Unknown: Thomas Ades
Unknown: Benjamin Britten.

: The Early Music ShowStradivarius.

Lucie Skeaping travels to Cremona in northern Italy to explore the place where the Amati, Guarneri and Stradivari families developed the violin. She talks to luthier Christopher D'Guerro about the craft of violin-making, explores the Stradivari museum and meets
Professor Andrea Mosconi , curator of Cremona's violin-making heritage. All of the music featured in the programme is played on original instruments from Cremona's famous makers. Producer Sam Phillips


Unknown: Christopher D'Guerro
Unknown: Professor Andrea Mosconi
Producer: Sam Phillips

: Radio 3 Requests

Chi-chi Nwanoku presents listeners' favourites. ADDRESS: Radio 3 Requests, BBC Wales, CF5 2Y0
Phone: [number removed] email: radio3requests@bbc.co.uk

: Choral Evensong

From St Patrick's Church of Ireland Cathedral,
Armagh. Sung by members of the 2009 Charles Wood Summer School. Introit: Hail, Gladdening Light! (Wood). Responses: Rose. Psalms: 12,13 (Mann, Weldon, Ley). First Lesson: Song of Solomon 5, vv2-end; 6, vvl-3. Office Hymn: Be Thou My Vision (Slane). Canticles: Collegium
Regale (Howells). Second Lesson: Mark 7, vv9-23. Anthem: Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing (Howells). Final Hymn: All Praise to Thee (Enge/berg). Organ Voluntary: Paean (Howells). Director of music David Hill. Organist Adrian Lucas.


Organist: David Hill.
Organist: Adrian Lucas.

: Discovering Music

Ligeti's Piano Concerto was composed between 1985 and 1988 and is arguably one of the composer's most dynamic examples of music inspired by contemporary ideas about structure, patterning and rhythm. Tom Service joins composer Julian Anderson , together with pianist Rolf Hind , the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and conductor Martyn Brabbins , for an exploration of the ideas behind the work.


Unknown: Julian Anderson
Pianist: Rolf Hind
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins

: BBC Proms 2009

With Penny Gore, live from London's Royal
Albert Hall. Nicholas McGegan is at the helm of this large-scale performance of Handel's most celebrated oratorio, Messiah, reaching the climax of the Proms' commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the composer's death.
Dominigue Labelle (soprano), Patricia Bardon
(mezzo), John Mark Ainsley (tenor), Matthew Rose (bass), City of Birmingham Symphony Youth
Chorus, Halle Youth Choir, National Youth Choir of Great Britain, National Youth Choir of Wales, Quay Voices (The Sage Gateshead), RSCM Millennium Youth Choir, Scunthorpe Co-operative Junior Choir , Northern Sinfonia, conductor Nicholas McGegan Handel Messiah (Part 1)
7.25 Twenty Minutes: Proms Plus
Howard Goodall talks to Penny Gore about why singing matters, and Georgia Mann reports from today's Proms Singing Day.
7.45 Handel Messiah (Parts 2 and 3)


Unknown: Albert Hall.
Unknown: Nicholas McGegan
Soprano: Dominigue Labelle
Soprano: Patricia Bardon
Tenor: John Mark Ainsley
Tenor: Matthew Rose
Unknown: Junior Choir
Conductor: Nicholas McGegan
Talks: Howard Goodall

: Sunday Feature: For the Island I Sing

George Mackay Brown (1921-96) was one of the most important Scottish poets of the last century. He lived in Orkney and the islands for him became a "place of order, a place of remembrance, a place of vision" that sustained him for the rest of his life. Poet Kenneth Steven travels to Stromness to speak to those who remember him. Producer Mark Rickards


Unknown: George MacKay Brown
Unknown: Kenneth Steven
Producer: Mark Rickards

: Words and Music

Warriors. Don Warrington and Deborah Findlay read poetry and prose on the theme of the warrior, with poetry by Tennyson and Shakespeare, and music by Stravinsky and June Tabor among others. EMAIL: wordsandmusic@bbc.co.uk
For details of the music and verse heard in this programme, visit bbc.co.uk/radio3/wordsandmusic


Unknown: Deborah Findlay
Unknown: June Tabor

: Jazz Line-Up

Julian Joseph presents a session by guitarist
John Goldie , recorded in May at the Recital Room at Glasgow City Halls. Plus news of the latest album from London quintet Empirical, featuring interviews with band members Nathaniel Facey (alto sax) and Lewis Wright (vibes). Producer Sushil Dade


Unknown: Julian Joseph
Guitarist: John Goldie
Unknown: Nathaniel Facey
Unknown: Lewis Wright
Producer: Sushil Dade

: Through the Night

Chopin Nocturne in C sharp minor, Op postfv Berceuse in D flat
Op 57; Fantaisie-impromptu in C sharp minor, Op 66
1.16 Beethoven Piano Sonata in C sharp minor, Op 27 No 2 (Moonlight) 1.31 Dvorak Song to the Moon (Rusalka)
1.37 Grieg I Love Thee (Hjertets melodier, Op 5 No 3)
139 Coward /'// Follow My Secret Heart (Conversation Piece)
1.44 J Strauss (son), arr Berg Wein , weib und gesang
1.55 Kunzen Overture: Vinhoesten 2.00 Stenhammar Varnatt 2.09 Giuliani Six Variations for violin and guitar, Op 81 2.18 Bach Violin Concerto No 1 in A minor, BWV1041 2.32 Mozart Piano Concerto No 21 in C. K467
3.01 Locatelli Violin Sonata in D, Op 8 No 2 (X Sonate)
3.12 Poulenc Oboe Sonata 3.26 Milhaud Trois Psaumes de David, Op 339 3.35 Vivaldi Nisi Dominus (Psalm 127), RV608 3.55 Copi Psalm 108: My Heart Is Steadfast
4.00 Amic Suite: 0 Vodnjaku, Op 5 4.32 Paganinl Duetto amoroso 442 Bellini Vanne o rosa fortunata; Bella Nice, che d'amore 448 Berlioz Overture: Waverley
5.01 Bruhns Cantata: Die Zeit meines Abschieds ist vorhanden 5.08 Buxtehude Canzona in G, BuxWV175
5.12 Enna Five piano pieces 5.26 Nielsen Wind Quintet
5.50 Trad Swedish Folk Melody 5.53 Boeck Fantasie on Two Flemish Folk Songs 6.01 Ysaye Sonata No 3 in D minor for violin solo, Op 27 No 3 (Ballade) 6.09 Ockeghem Salve Regina 6.20 Josquin des Prez In te Domine speravi
623 Anon Zorzi , Giorgio (Salterello) 6^5 Anon Forte cose e la speranza 6.28 Brusselmans Scenes Breugheliennes
6.43 Gossec Symphony in D, Op 5 No 5 (Pastorella)


Unknown: Berg Wein
Unknown: Stenhammar Varnatt
Unknown: Milhaud Trois Psaumes
Unknown: Bellini Vanne
Unknown: Boeck Fantasie
Unknown: Anon Zorzi

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