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: Breakfast

With Sara Mohr-Pietsch .


Unknown: Sara Mohr-Pietsch

: Classical Collection

With Sarah Walker.
Coates Calling All Workers
New London Orchestra, conductor Ronald Corp
10.05 Liszt Hungarian Rhapsodies: No 4 in E flat; No 9 in E flat (Carnaval de Pesth) Georgy Cziffra (piano)
10.23 Gibbons Cries of London
Fretwork, Theatre of Voices, director Paul Hillier
10.31 Turina Rapsodia Sinfonica Eileen Joyce
(piano), Orchestra, conductor Clarence Raybould
10.40 Sherwin Something in the Air (selection) Harry Fryer and his Orchestra
Fletcher Folie Bergere (Three Light Pieces) Richard Crean and his Orchestra
Kreisler Schön
Rosmarin Harry Davidson and his Orchestra
10.50 Tippett Child of Our Time
Jessye Norman (soprano), Janet Baker (mezzo), Richard Cassily (tenor), John Shirley-Quirk (bass), BBC Singers, BBC Choral Society, BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Colin Davis


Unknown: Sarah Walker.
Director: Paul Hillier
Conductor: Clarence Raybould
Unknown: Harry Fryer
Unknown: Richard Crean
Unknown: Rosmarin Harry Davidson
Soprano: Jessye Norman
Soprano: Janet Baker
Tenor: Richard Cassily
Tenor: John Shirley-Quirk
Conductor: Colin Davis

: Composer of the Week: Martinu

4/5. America. When Martinu arrived in New York in 1941, he was a composer who was far better known in Europe. Donald Macleod assesses how he set about establishing a reputation in America. Sinfonietta giocosa: Poco allegro
Bournemouth Sinfonietta, Julian Jacobson (piano), conductor Tamas Vasary Symphony No 1
Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conductor Bryden Thomson
Memorial to Lidice Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Jiri Belohlavek Repeated at 10pm


Piano: Julian Jacobson
Conductor: Tamas Vasary
Conductor: Bryden Thomson
Conductor: Jiri Belohlavek

: Afternoon on 3

With John Shea.
Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
3/8. A concert from this year's Schwetzingen Festival, presented by Jonathan Swain.
Baiba Skride (violin), Lauma Skride (piano) Schubert Violin Sonata in A minor, D385 Janacek In the Mists
Beethoven Violin Sonata in G, Op 96


Unknown: John Shea.
Presented By: Jonathan Swain.
Violin: Baiba Skride
Violin: Lauma Skride

: Handel Opera Cycle

Radio 3's complete cycle of Handel operas continues with Oreste - a "pasticcio" compiled by the composer from previous works. John Shea is joined by Annette Landgraf , author of The Cambridge Handel Encyclopaedia.
Handel Terpsicore Katalin Farkas (soprano),
Derek Lee Ragin (countertenor), Capella Savaria , conductor Nicholas McGegan


Unknown: John Shea
Unknown: Annette Landgraf
Soprano: Terpsicore Katalin Farkas
Soprano: Derek Lee Ragin
Conductor: Capella Savaria
Conductor: Nicholas McGegan

: Handel

Oreste: Acts 1 and 2 Camerata Stuttgart, conductor George Petrou Act 3 is tomorrow at 2pm


Conductor: George Petrou
Oreste: Mary-Ellen Nesi (mezzo)
Ermione: Maria Mitsopoulou (soprano)
Ifigenia: Mata Katsull (soprano)
Pilade: Antonis Koroneos (tenor)
Toante: Petros Magoulas (bass)
Filotete: Nicholas Spanos (countertenor)

: Bartok Dance Suite

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Christoph Koenig


Conductor: Christoph Koenig

: In Tune

A selection of music, plus news from the arts world. Presented by Sean Rafferty.


Presented By: Sean Rafferty.

: Performance on 3

Petroc Trelawny introduces a concert recorded at Symphony Hall, Birmingham, featuring
Colin Matthews 's new violin concerto, along with orchestral showpieces by Britten and Elgar. Leila Josefowicz (violin), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conductor Oliver Knussen
Britten Canadian Carnival
Colin Matthews Violin Concerto, Op 24 (Feeney Trust commission, first performance) Elgar Falstaff
In the second half of the programme, highlights of the International Besangon Competition for
Young Conductors, this year featuring the BBC Symphony Orchestra.


Unknown: Colin Matthews
Violin: Leila Josefowicz
Conductor: Oliver Knussen

: Night Waves

Anne McElvoy interviews Jenny Uglow , author of the Lunar Men, about her latest work on the restoration period and the reckless allure of King Charles II. Producer Eliane Glaser


Unknown: Anne McElvoy
Unknown: Jenny Uglow
Unknown: King Charles Ii.
Producer: Eliane Glaser

: Composer of the Week

Rptd from 12 noon

: The Essay: Enlightenment Voices

4/5. The Lisbon earthquake of 1755, in which tens of thousands of people died, is Professor Simon Blackburn 's starting point for an analysis of Voltaire's views on religion and belief.


Unknown: Professor Simon Blackburn

: Late Junction

Nina Simone pays tribute to Martin Luther King ,
Tom Russell celebrates Nina Simone and Six Organs of Admittance create a River of Heaven. Also featured are the sound of Persian singer Mohammad Reza Shajarian , and the spiritual music of Gabriel Jackson as performed by the Choir of St Mary's
Cathedral, Edinburgh. Presented by Verity Sharp.


Unknown: Nina Simone
Unknown: Martin Luther King
Unknown: Tom Russell
Unknown: Nina Simone
Singer: Mohammad Reza Shajarian
Unknown: Gabriel Jackson
Presented By: Verity Sharp.

: Through the Night

Faure La bonne chanson, Op 61
Huw Watkins Sad Steps for piano and string sextet Strauss Prelude:
Capriccio Gershwin , arr Tom Poster They Can't Take That Away from Me 1.58 Korngold Violin Concerto
2.25 Kodaly Missa brevis (In tempore belli)
3.01 Bliss Cello Concerto
3.31 Czerny Piano Sonata No 9 in B minor, Op 145
4.04 Telemann Flute Fantasia No 8 in E minor
4.09 Chausson Poeme de I'amour et de la mer, Op 19
4.34 Flrenze Quand ' amor
4.40 A Scarlatti Toccata in D minor; Toccata in A minor 449 Bach Keyboard Concerto No 5 in F minor, BWV1056
5.01 Mielczewski Veni Domine (Geistliches Konzert for two sopranos, bass and continuo)
5.05 Jarzebski Venite Exsultemus
5.12 Beethoven Six Variations in F Op 34
5.26 Mozart Symphony No 25 in G minor, K183
5.50 Mielck String Quintet in F, Op 3
6.15 Mahler Kindertotenlieder
6.38 Schubert Minuet No 21 in F (30 Minuets and Trios for piano)
6.40 Madetoja Menuet in C, Op 14 No 3
6.44 Froberger Toccata VI' alia levatione
6.50 Gemlnianl Concerto Grosso in E minor, Op 3 No 6


Unknown: Huw Watkins
Unknown: Capriccio Gershwin
Unknown: Kodaly Missa
Unknown: Flrenze Quand
Unknown: Mielczewski Veni Domine
Unknown: Geistliches Konzert
Unknown: Jarzebski Venite Exsultemus
Piano: Madetoja Menuet

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