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: Breakfast

With Rob Cowan.


Unknown: Rob Cowan.

: Classical Collection

With Sarah Walker.
Haydn German Dances, H IX 12 (excerpts) LPO, conductor Adrian Boult
10.05 Songs by Tchaikovsky and Ives Gerald Finley (bass-baritone), Julius Drake (piano)
10.15 Beethoven Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat
Leon Fleisher , Cologne RSO, conductor Hans Rosbaud
10.43 Blow Venusand Adonis: Act 2
English Opera Group Choir and Orchestra, conductor Charles Mackerras
10.56 Haydn Symphony No 80 in D minor
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Nicholas Kraemer
11.19 Bach Prelude , Fugue and Allegro in E flat, BWV998 Julian Bream (guitar)
11.33 Ravel Le tombeau de Couperin Boston SO, conductor Charles Munch
11.49 Lasry Débit de I'eau, débit de lait
Trenet Boum Charles Trenet. unnamed orchestra


Unknown: Sarah Walker.
Conductor: Adrian Boult
Conductor: Ives Gerald Finley
Bass-Baritone: Julius Drake
Unknown: Leon Fleisher
Conductor: Hans Rosbaud
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Conductor: Nicholas Kraemer
Conductor: Bach Prelude
Conductor: Charles Munch
Venus: Heather Harper (soprano)
Cupid: Maria Zeri (soprano)

: Composer of the Week: JC Bach

3/5. The composers Bach and Carl Friedrich Abel , also German, were housemates and business partners, collaborating on a series of subscription concerts in London's Soho for 20 years. Their friend the English painter Thomas Gainsborough risked ridicule by performing for Bach and Abel. Donald Macleod looks at what the three of them got up to in 18th-century London. Abel Sonata in G (2nd mvt)
Susanne Heinrich (viola da gamba) Bach Sinfonia Concertante in G Pratum Integrum Orchestra
Abel Piece in D minor, WK0208 Wieland Kuijken (gamba)
Bach Quartet inC, Op 19 No
Camerata Köln Repeated at 10pm


Unknown: Carl Friedrich Abel
Unknown: Thomas Gainsborough
Viola: Susanne Heinrich
Unknown: Wieland Kuijken

: Afternoon on 3

With Louise Fryer.
Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
6/8. From this year's Schwetzingen Festival.
Leila Josefowicz (violin), John Novacek (piano) Brahms Scherzo in C minor, WoO 2 (FAE Sonata) Shostakovich Violin Sonata, Op 134 Erkki-Sven Tuur Conversio
Schubert Rondo in B minor, D895
2.00 Baltic Sea Festival
The Swedish Radio Chorus and the St Christopher Chamber Orchestra from Lithuania Martin Mass Swedish Radio Chorus, conductor Peter Dijkstra
2.35 Mendelssohn String Symphony No 12 in G minor St Christopher CO. conductor Donatus Katkus Jonas Tamulionis Toccata Diavolesca
St Christopher CO, conductor Donatas Katkus
2.55 Mozart Violin Concerto No 1 in B flat, K207
Mikkel Futtrup , St Christopher Chamber Orchestra, conductor Donatas Katkus
Raminta Serksnyte De Profundis
St Christopher CO, conductor Donatas Katkus
3.35 Shostakovich, arr Barshai Chamber Symphony, Op 110a St Christopher Chamber Orchestra, conductor Donatas Katkus


Unknown: Louise Fryer.
Violin: Leila Josefowicz
Violin: John Novacek
Piano: Brahms Scherzo
Unknown: Schubert Rondo
Conductor: Peter Dijkstra
Conductor: Donatus Katkus
Conductor: Donatas Katkus
Unknown: Mikkel Futtrup
Conductor: Donatas Katkus
Conductor: Donatas Katkus

: Choral Evensong

From the Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban. Introit: Hail, Gladdening Light
(Stainer). Responses: Rose. Psalm: 37 (Howells). First Lesson: 1 Chronicles 29, vv10-19. Canticles: Stanford in G. Second Lesson: Colossians 3,
W12-17. Anthem: All Wisdom Cometh from the Lord (Philip Moore ). Hymn: Saviour Again to Thy Dear Name (Ellers). Organ Voluntary: Toccata (Simon Preston ). Master of the Music Andrew Lucas. Assistant Master of the Music
Tom Winpenny. Repeated on Sunday at 4pm


Unknown: Philip Moore
Unknown: Simon Preston
Music: Andrew Lucas.
Music: Tom Winpenny.

: In Tune

Presented by Sean Rafferty.


Presented By: Sean Rafferty.

: Performance on 3

A concert given at London's Royal Festival Hall, introduced by Petroc Trelawny.
Philharmonia Voices, Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen

Janacek Sinfonietta
Magnus Lindberg Graffiti for chorus and orchestra (first UK performance)
Stravinsky The Firebird (complete ballet)

Followed by the third in a series of lesser-known works by Mendelssohn.
Mendelssohn Magnificat, Op 69 No 3 (Mein Herz erhebet Gott)
Monika Meier-Schmid (soprano), Ute Wille (mezzo), Georg Kaplan (tenor),
Adolph Seidel (bass), Stuttgart Chamber Choir, director Frieder Bernius


Presenter: Petroc Trelawny
Singers: Philharmonia Voices
Musicians: Philharmonia Orchestra
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Soprano: Monika Meier-Schmid
Mezzo: Ute Wille
Tenor: Georg Kaplan
Bass: Adolph Seidel
Singers: Stuttgart Chamber Choir
Music Director: Frieder Bernius

: Night Waves

Philip Dodd presents a crime special featuring interviews with PD James about detective fiction and with sociologist Diego Gambetta about the secret codes employed by criminal groups. Producer James Cook


Unknown: Philip Dodd
Unknown: Pd James
Unknown: Diego Gambetta
Producer: James Cook

: Composer of the Week

Rptd from 12 noon

: The Essay: Enlightenment Voices

3/5. Doctor Allan Chapman of Wadham College, Oxford, charts the discoveries of 17th-century thinker Robert Hooke , author of Micrographia.


Unknown: Allan Chapman
Unknown: Robert Hooke

: Late Junction

Music from Chechnya performed by Ensemble Aznach, the vibraphone playing of Gary Burton and the dub reggae melodica of Augustus Pablo. Plus one of Three Evocations by pianist Philip Mead. With Verity Sharp.


Unknown: Gary Burton
Unknown: Augustus Pablo.
Pianist: Philip Mead.
Unknown: Verity Sharp.

: Through the Night

Handel Oratorio: Belshazzar 3.34 Rachmaninov Suite No 2, Op 17 3.59 Abel Cello Sonata in 4.07 H Andriessen Qui habitat 4.16 Schumann Adagio and allegro in A flat, Op 70 4.25
Reinecke Ballade 4.34 Debussy Estampes 449 Francaix Le gai Paris 5.01 Escosa Three Dances 5.07 Maurice
Tableaux de Provence 5.22 Domenico da Piacenza La fia Cuilmin 5.24 Hugqett Canadian Folk Song Suite
5.39 Frescobaldi Three pieces 5.45 Bruhns Ich liege und schlaffe 5.58 CPE Bach Concerto in E flat for harpsichord, and fortepiano, Wq47 6.17 Telemann Concerto in D minor for two chalumeaux and strings
6.29 Mozart Bassoon Sonata in B flat, K292
6.41 Weber Bassoon Concerto in F, Op 75


Unknown: Andriessen Qui
Unknown: Reinecke Ballade
Unknown: Bruhns Ich

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