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: Breakfast

With Sara Mohr-Pietsch .


Unknown: Sara Mohr-Pietsch

: Classical Collection

With James Jolly.
J Strauss (son) An n der schonen, blauen Donau Berlin PO, conductor Herbert von Karajan
10.10 Handel Suite No 4 in D minor, HWV437 Olivier Baumont (harpsichord)
10.19 Haydn Symphony No 74 in E flat Cologne
Chamber Orchestra, conductor Helmut Muller-Bruhl 10A1 Khachaturian Adagio (Gayaneh, Suite No 2) Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
10.47 Ligeti Luxaeterna Stuttgart Schola Cantorum, conductor Clytus Gottwald
10.57 Schubert Piano Trio No 2 in E flat, D929 Andras Schiff (piano), Yuuko Shiokawa (violin), Miklos Perenyi (cello)


Unknown: James Jolly.
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Conductor: Helmut Muller-Bruhl
Conductor: Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Piano: Andras Schiff
Piano: Yuuko Shiokawa
Cello: Miklos Perenyi

: Composer of the Week: Villa-Lobos

3/5. The Amazon: inspiring Fantasies. Villa-Lobos was fascinated by the Amazon - a source of inspiration in many of his works. Donald Macleod follows the thread of fantasy that he wove through his life. Dawn in a Tropical Forest Jena Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor David Montgomery Viola quebrada; Adeus ema;Xango
(Cangoes tipicas brasileiras) Teresa Berganza (mezzo), Juan Antonio Alvarez Parejo (piano) Uirapuru
Odense Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jan Wagner Villa-Lobos, arr Kaper Film score: Green Mansions (excerpts) MGM Studio Orchestra, conductor Charles Wolcott
Danca do Indio Branco
Alma Petchersky (piano) Repeated at 10pm


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Conductor: David Montgomery
Unknown: Teresa Berganza
Conductor: Jan Wagner
Conductor: Charles Wolcott
Piano: Alma Petchersky

: Afternoon on 3

With Penny Gore.
Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
A solo harp recital recorded at this year's
Lower Machen Festival in south-east Wales, at St Michael and All Angels' Church. Catrin Finch (harp)
Bach Goldberg Variations, BWV988
2.00 The Consolation of Philosophy
Penny Gore continues her series of music inspired by philosophy and philosophers. Monteverdi Seneca 's death (L'incoronazione di Poppea)
Drottningholm Court Theatre Orchestra, conductor Mark Tatlow
Lutyens Excerpta tractati logicophilosophici BBC Singers, conductor James Wood
230 Tippett A Child of Our Time Jill Gomez (soprano), Helen Watts (mezzo), Kenneth Woollam (tenor),
John Shirley-Quirk (baritone), BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
3.45 More highlights from Radio 3's Leeds
Pianothon, which took place last Saturday at the University of Leeds.


Harp: Catrin Finch
Harp: Bach Goldberg
Unknown: Monteverdi Seneca
Conductor: Mark Tatlow
Conductor: Lutyens Excerpta
Conductor: James Wood
Soprano: Jill Gomez
Soprano: Helen Watts
Tenor: Kenneth Woollam
Baritone: John Shirley-Quirk
Liberto Lars: Johansson Brissman (baritone)
Seneca: Lars Arvidson (bass)
Nero: Charlotte Hellekant (mezzo)
Lucano: Thomas Walker (tenor)

: Choral Evensong

A 1982 archive broadcast from St Paul's Cathedral, London. Responses: Ayleward. Psalms: 69,70
(Barnby, Charlton-Palmer). First Lesson: Isaiah 55, vv6-11. Canticles: Bairstow in G. Second Lesson:
Luke 24, W13-31. Anthem: Give unto the Lord (Elgar). Hymn: Sun of My Soul (Abends). Organ Voluntary: Rhapsody No 3 in C sharp minor (Howells). Director of music Barry Rose. Organist John Scott. Repeated on Sunday at 4pm


Organist: Barry Rose.
Organist: John Scott.

: In Tune

With Sean Rafferty.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty.

: Performance on 3

In another concert from the Edinburgh
Festival, music by composers who were all active in Rome in the late 17th and early 18th centuries, played by an ensemble of young musicians fresh from the conservatoires of Europe. With Petroc Trelawny.
European Union Barogue Orchestra, director Chiara Banchini
Corelli Concerto Grosso in D, Op 6 No 4
Muffat Sonata No 2 in G minor (Armonico tributo) Geminiani La Follia in D minor (after Corelli) Handel Violin Concerto in B flat (Sonata a 5) Muffat Sonata No 1 in D (Armonico tributo)
Corelli Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op 6 No 8
Followed by another batch of performances from the prizewinners' gala recital at the Leeds International Piano Competition.


Director: Chiara Banchini

: Night Waves

Matthew Sweet marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of Samuel Johnson. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Matthew Sweet
Unknown: Samuel Johnson.
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Composer of the Week

Rptd from 12 noon

: The Essay: Johnson Now

3/5. Telling It Like It Is. Freya Johnston , lecturer in English at St Anne's College, Oxford, and author of Samuel Johnson and the Art of Sinking 1709-1791, considers how Johnson's aversion to cant has influenced today's use of the English language.


Unknown: Freya Johnston
Unknown: Samuel Johnson

: Late Junction

Hammer dulcimer music from John Rea , Chris Hughes 's Slow Motion Blackbird, Ravel's Piano Trio, tracks from Moondog and acoustic guitar from Terje Rypdal. Introduced by Fiona Talkington.


Unknown: John Rea
Unknown: Chris Hughes
Unknown: Terje Rypdal.
Introduced By: Fiona Talkington.

: Through the Night

Weber Overture: Oberon 1.12 Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A, K622 1.41 Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night's
Dream, Op 61 2.15 Strauss Violin Sonata in E flat, Op 18 2A3 Bodinus Trio in G 2.53 Fischer Polymnia
(Musikalischer Parnassus) 3.01 Handel Arias and duets
3.18 Telemann Suite in G minor, TWV55:g8
3.40 Telemann Ecossoise (Suite in D, TWV55:D19)
3.45 Schubert 12 Ecossaises, D299 3.50 Prokofiev Symphony No 5 4.33 Chopin Ballade No 1 in G minor, Op 23 4.42 Peklel Missa senza le cerimonie No 1
4.53 Reger Three pieces (30 kleine Choralvorspiele, Op 135a) 5.01 Handel Sinfonia (Orlando)
5.06 Buxtehude Quemadmodum desiderat cervus, BuxWV92 5.12 Vivaldi Violin Concerto in D, RV230
(L'estro armonico, Op 3) 5.20 Fodor Symphony No 3 in C minor 5.49 Haydn Piano Trio in A, H XV 18
6.08 Franck Pastorale in E, Op 19 6.18 Tobias Busslied
6.21 Saint-Saens Cello Concerto No 1 in A minor
6A2 Zajc Eva and Zrinski's duet (Nikola Subic Zrinski)
6.51 Griffes Three Tone Pictures, Op 5


Unknown: Handel Arias
Unknown: Franck Pastorale
Unknown: Tobias Busslied
Unknown: Zajc Eva

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