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: Breakfast

Introduced by Sara Mohr-Pietsch .


Introduced By: Sara Mohr-Pietsch

: Classical Collection

With Sarah Walker.
Donizetti Sinfonia in D minor per la mortediCapuzzi Camerata Budapest, conductor Laszlo Kovacs
10.12 Haydn Symphony No 79 in F Vienna Chamber Orchestra, conductor Ernst Marzendorfer
10.33 Handel Suite No 5 in E Scott Ross (harpsichord)
10.48 Holst The Hymn of Jesus, Op 37 Huddersfield Choral Society,
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Malcolm Sargent
11.09 Dvorak Symphony No 4 in D minor London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Istvan Kertesz
11.53 Trad, arr Viqnoles Lowlands
Jonathan Lemalu (baritone), Roger Vignoles (piano)


Unknown: Sarah Walker.
Conductor: Laszlo Kovacs
Harpsichord: Scott Ross
Conductor: Malcolm Sargent
Conductor: Istvan Kertesz
Baritone: Jonathan Lemalu
Baritone: Roger Vignoles

: Composer of the Week: Martinu

5/5. A Czech in Exile. The Second World War and politics both played a part in preventing Martinu's return to Czechoslovakia. Donald Macleod explores the events behind the composer's chosen exile and assesses how they affected his music. A Comedy on the Bridge (excerpt)
Jarmila Kratka (soprano), Richard Novak (bass), Brno Janacek , Opera Orchestraconductor Frantisek Jilek
The Greek Passion (excerpt)
Rita Cullis , Helen Field and Catherine Savory
(sopranos), John Mitchinson and Arthur Davis (tenors), John Tomlinson (bass), Czech Philharmonic Choir, Brno State Philharmonic
Orchestra, conductor Charles Mackerras Gilgamesh (Epic of Gilgamesh, part one)
Eva Depoltova (soprano), Stefan Margita (tenor), Ivan Kusnjer (baritone), Ludek Vele (bass),
Milan Karpisek (speaker), Slovak Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, conductor Zdenek Kosier String Quartet No 5 (2nd mvt)
Stamitz Quartet Repeated at 10pm


Soprano: Jarmila Kratka
Soprano: Richard Novak
Conductor: Brno Janacek
Conductor: Frantisek Jilek
Unknown: Rita Cullis
Unknown: Helen Field
Sopranos: John Mitchinson
Sopranos: Arthur Davis
Tenors: John Tomlinson
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Soprano: Eva Depoltova
Soprano: Stefan Margita
Baritone: Ivan Kusnjer
Baritone: Ludek Vele
Conductor: Zdenek Kosier

: Afternoon on 3

With John Shea.
Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
4/8. A concert from this year's Schwetzingen Festival, presented by Jonathan Swain.
Pavel Gomziakov (cello), Maria Joao Pires (piano) Chopin Piano Sonata in B minor. Op 58; Cello Sonata in G minor. Op 65


Unknown: John Shea.
Presented By: Jonathan Swain.
Cello: Pavel Gomziakov
Cello: Maria Joao Pires

: Handel Opera Cycle

Handel Oreste: Act 3 See yesterday for performer details
3.05 Music inspired by dance. Poulenc Suite: Les biches
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Pascal Rophe Lambert Suite: Horoscope
Ulster Orchestra, conductor Rumon Gamba
3.55 Enescu Romanian Rhapsody No 1 BBCSO, conductor Rossen Milanov
Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet (excerpts) BBC NOW, conductor Tadaaki Otaka
5.00 In Tune
Introduced by Sean Rafferty. From the City Halls, Glasgow, the BBC Scottish Symphony
Orchestra under conductor Michal Dworzynski perform works by Mahler, Dvorak, Panufnik,
Debussy and Strauss, as well as celebrating the music of Peter Maxwell Davies , who is 75 this year. Harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani joins the orchestra as soloist in Poulenc's Concert Champêtre.


Conductor: Pascal Rophe
Conductor: Rumon Gamba
Conductor: Rossen Milanov
Conductor: Prokofiev Romeo
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Introduced By: Sean Rafferty.
Conductor: Michal Dworzynski
Unknown: Peter Maxwell Davies
Harpsichordist: Mahan Esfahani

: Performance on 3

Presented by Petroc Trelawny , from
St David 's Hall, Cardiff. Violinist Viviane Hagner is the soloist in Berg's final masterwork - the tragic Violin Concerto, which ends with a meditation on one of Bach's chorales.
Viviane Hagner (violin), BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Thierry Fischer
Bach, arr Stokowski Toccata and Fugue in D minor Berg Violin Concerto


Presented By: Petroc Trelawny
Unknown: St David
Violinist: Viviane Hagner
Violin: Viviane Hagner
Conductor: Thierry Fischer

: Twenty Minutes: Moon Enterprises Incand The Door

Two stories by Michael Kruger about eccentric grandfathers and the power they wield. Read by Stuart McLoughlin.


Stories By: Michael Kruger
Read By: Stuart McLoughlin.

: Brahms

Symphony No I in C minor

: The Verb

Ian McMillan presents a late-night showcase of new writing, performance and global literature. This week his guest is award-winning novelist Dreda Say Mitchell , who has written a piece of brand new fiction specially for the programme. Producer Laura Thomas


Unknown: Ian McMillan
Unknown: Dreda Say Mitchell
Producer: Laura Thomas

: Composer Of the Week

Repeated from 12 noon

: The Essay: Enlightenment Voices

5/5. Professor Nicholas Cronk explores how Voltaire's ideas about politics, religion and tolerance continue to resonate today. Producer Beaty Rubens


Unknown: Professor Nicholas Cronk
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: World on 3

A studio session by the Seckou Keita Quintet, an ensemble that blends Keita's Senegalese kora style with the playing of Egyptian violinist
Sami Bishai , Gambian vocalist Binta Susso , Italian bass player Davide Mantovani and Gambian percussionist Surahata Susso. Introduced by Mary Kennedy. Producer Roger Short


Violinist: Sami Bishai
Unknown: Binta Susso
Unknown: Davide Mantovani
Unknown: Surahata Susso.
Introduced By: Mary Kennedy.
Producer: Roger Short

: Through the Night

Reinecke Trio in A minor for oboe, horn and piano, Op 188
1.24 Bruch Violin Concerto No I in G minor
1.47 Schumann Dichterliebe , Op 48
2.21 Bartok Concerto for orchestra
3.01 Tanev Piano Sonata 3.19 Zagorschi Suite for oboe and piano 3.25 Shostakovich Symphony No 5
4.14 Tchaikovsky Dumka , Op 59 (Russian Rustic Scene)
4.25 Vivaldi Concerto in G for strings and continuo, RV151 (alia rustica) 4.29 Palestrina Fundamenta ejus
4.35 Mozart Piano Trio in G, K564
4.50 Verhuist Overture: Gijsbrecht van Aemstel
5.01 Handel, ed Dart Oboe Sonata in B flat, HWV357
5.06 Bach Keyboard Concerto in A, BWV1055
5.21 Ferrabosco Pavan and Fantasie
5.28 Haydn Piano Trio in C, H XV 27
5.46 Verhuist Herinnering, Op 26 No 12;
Minneliedje, Op 27 No 9 5.51 Weber Andante and Rondo Ungarese in C minor, Op 35 6.01 Suk Serenade in E flat, Op 6 6.30 Grieg Lyric Pieces, Book 3, Op 43
6.45 Stenhammar The People of Nifelhem


Unknown: Reinecke Trio
Unknown: Schumann Dichterliebe
Unknown: Tchaikovsky Dumka
Unknown: Palestrina Fundamenta
Unknown: Gijsbrecht van Aemstel
Unknown: Ferrabosco Pavan

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