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: Breakfast

With Sara Mohr-Pietsch .


Unknown: Sara Mohr-Pietsch

: Classical Collection

With James Jolly.
Rossini Overture: Matilde di Shabran La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Chailly
10.10 Rossi Le canterine romane (excerpt)
Barbara Borden , Suzie LeBlanc and Emily Van Evera (sopranos), Tragicomedia
10.42 Rossini Three arias from II barbiere di
Siviglia, La Cenerentola and Matilde di Shabran
11.01 Paqanlnl Violin Concerto No 5 in A minor Salvatore Accardo , London Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit
11.42 Handel Notte placida e cheta
Catherine Bott (soprano), Purcell Quartet


Unknown: James Jolly.
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Unknown: Barbara Borden
Unknown: Suzie Leblanc
Unknown: Salvatore Accardo
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Conductor: Handel Notte
Soprano: Catherine Bott

: Composer of the Week: John Tavener

4/5. Donald Macleod introduces a selection of works that reflect Tavener's new way of thinking as he began to broaden his spiritual horizons. Eternity's Sunrise
Patricia Rozario (soprano), Academy of Ancient Music
Fall and Resurrection (excerpt)
Patricia Rozario (soprano), Michael Chance
(countertenor), Stephen Richardson (baritone), Adrian Peacock (bass), BBC Singers, St Paul 's Cathedral Choir, City of London Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox Ikon of Eros (2ndmvt)
Patricia Rozario (soprano), Jorja Fleezanis (violin), Minnesota Orchestra and Chorale, conductor Paul Goodwin
The Veil of the Temple (excerpt) Patricia Rozario (soprano), Choir of the Temple Church, Hoist
Singers, conductor Stephen Layton Repeated at 10pm


Introduces: Donald MacLeod
Soprano: Patricia Rozario
Soprano: Patricia Rozario
Soprano: Michael Chance
Baritone: Stephen Richardson
Bass: Adrian Peacock
Singers: St Paul
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Soprano: Patricia Rozario
Soprano: Jorja Fleezanis
Conductor: Paul Goodwin
Soprano: Patricia Rozario
Conductor: Stephen Layton

: Afternoon on 3 With Penny Gore.

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
3/4. Sean Rafferty introduces a concert from the Clandeboye Music Festival.
Schumann Piano Sonata No 1 in F sharp minor, Op 11 Barry Douglas
Mendelssohn String Quintet No 2 in B flat, Op 87 Michael D'Arcy and Sarah Sexton (violins), Paul Neubauer and David Strange (violas), Andres Diaz (cello)


Introduces: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Michael D'Arcy
Violins: Sarah Sexton
Violins: Paul Neubauer
Violins: David Strange
Cello: Andres Diaz

: Handel Opera Cycle

The series of Handel operas continues with Arianna in Creta, the classic story of a boy, a girl and a minotaur.
Handel Arianna in Creta: Acts 1 and Academy of Ancient Music, conductor Christopher Hogwood Act 3 can be heard tomorrow


Unknown: Handel Arianna
Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
Arianna: Miah Persson (soprano)
Alceste: Lisa Milne (soprano)
Teseo: Kristina Hammarstrom(mezzo)
Carilda: Sonia Prlna (contralto)
Tauride: Marina de Liso (mezzo)
Minos: Antonio Abeto(bass)

: In Tune

Presented by Sean Rafferty.


Presented By: Sean Rafferty.

: Performance on 3

Presented by Martin Handley. The London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Valery Gergiev , plays Debussy's La mer, Dutilleux's violin concerto entitled L'arbre des songes and Ravel's ballet Daphnis et Chloé. Debussy spent the summers of his childhood at Cannes, and drew on his vivid memories of "old friend the sea, always innumerable and beautiful" when he began writing La mer in 1903. Dutilleux's 1985 violin concerto is inspired by ideas of growth and renewal - the piece, he said, "grows somewhat like a tree". And Ravel described Daphnis et Chlo6, which he wrote in 1912 for
Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, as "a choreographic symphony in three parts".
Leonidas Kavakos (violin), London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Valery Gergiev Debussy La mer
Dutilleux L'arbre des songes Ravel Daphnis et Chloi
Followed by music first performed at the Three Choirs Festival during the course of its long and distinguished history, including the Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis , by Vaughan Williams.


Presented By: Martin Handley.
Conducted By: Valery Gergiev
Violin: Leonidas Kavakos
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Songes: Ravel Daphnis
Unknown: Thomas Tallis
Unknown: Vaughan Williams.

: Night Waves

Matthew Sweet talks to leading Australian novelists Thomas Keneally and Richard Flanagan , both of whom have new books about unexplored and intriguing parts of their country's history. Producer Natalie Steed


Unknown: Thomas Keneally
Unknown: Richard Flanagan
Producer: Natalie Steed

: Composer of the Week

Rptd from 12 noon

: The Essay: The Scientist andthe Romantic

4/5. The Songbird and the Sol-fa. Nature writer Richard Mabey looks at how poets, ornithologists and composers have tried to analyse why birds sing.


Unknown: Richard Mabey

: Late Junction

Fiona Talkington introduces world music, electronica and ethnic sounds.


Introduces: Fiona Talkington

: Through the Night

Telemann Overture in G (Burlesque de Quixotte, TWV55: G10) 1.20 Abel Flute Concerto in E minor, Op 6, No 2
1.37 Dlttersdorf Symphony in G (The Transformation of Actaeon into a Stag) 1.56 Vlottl Duo concertante in C
2.02 Spohr Sechs Deutsche Lieder, Op 103
2.24 Mendelssohn String Symphony No 10 in B minor
2.35 Hlndemlth Sonata for harp 2.48 Handel Water Music Suite in G, HWV350 3.01 CPE Bach Fantasia in C, Wq61 No 6 3.08 Bruhns Alleluja ! Paratum cormeum
3.22 Poulenc Mass in G 3.38 Messiaen Theme and Variations 147 Fauré Elégie, Op 24 3.54 Marais La rQveuss L'arabesque 4.03 Purcell Awake, and with Attention Hear, Z181 4.14 Britten Choral dances (Gloriana) 423 Vaughan Williams Silence and music 4.29 Romance for viola and piano 4.36 Lawes Suite in G minor 4.43 Elgar Severn Suite, Op 87 5.01 Chopin Impromptu in A flat, Op 29
5.05 Albenlz Rapsodia espafola 5.23 Kornqold Aria: Mein Sehnen , mein Wähnen (Die Tote Stadt)
5.28 Kunzen Overture: Erik Ejegod 5.33 Rossini
Quartet No 6 in F for flute, clarinet, horn and bassoon (Andante et tema con variazioni) 3.45 Frescobaldl Three canzonas 5.55 Forqueray La morangis, ou La plissay (Pieces de viole, 1747) 6.02 Auric, arr Philip
Lane Suite: It Always Rains on Sunday 6.17 Mendelssohn Hora est 6.26 Mozart Overture: Der Schauspieldirektor
6.32 Hummel Quartet in E for clarinet and strings


Unknown: Bruhns Alleluja
Unknown: Albenlz Rapsodia
Unknown: Mein Sehnen
Unknown: Erik Ejegod
Unknown: Mendelssohn Hora

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