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: Breakfast

Music and news presented by Rob Cowan.


Presented By: Rob Cowan.

: Classical Collection

With Sarah Walker.
Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op 33 Mstislav Rostropovich (cello), Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Kirill Kondrashin
10.18 Liszt Spanish Rhapsody, S254 Agnelle Bundervoet (piano)
10.32 Danyel Why Canst Thou Not Campion Out of My Soul's Depths Neil Jenkins (tenor), viol consort, Anthony Rooley (lute)
Storace Lullaby Philip Langridge (tenor), Members of the Medici Quartet. Harold Lester (harpsichord)
10.40 Haydn Symphony No 8! in G Australian Chamber Orchestra, conductor Charles Mackerras
11.10 Weill Bastille Musik (Incidental music to Strindberg's Gustav III)
Ensemble Modern, conductor HK Gruber
11.24 Beethoven Fantasy in G minor, Op 77 Edwin Fischer (piano)
11.34 Rachmaninov The Isle of the Dead Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Eugene Ormandy


Unknown: Sarah Walker.
Cello: Mstislav Rostropovich
Tenor: Neil Jenkins
Unknown: Anthony Rooley
Tenor: Philip Langridge
Harpsichord: Harold Lester
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Conductor: Weill Bastille Musik
Conductor: Hk Gruber
Piano: Edwin Fischer
Conductor: Eugene Ormandy

: Composer of the Week: JC Bach

5/5. JC Bach was famous: he was the toast of 18th-century London society, Queen Charlotte's music master and friend, and Mozart's musical mentor; yet he died in substantial debt and was buried in an unmarked grave, with only four people present. Donald Macleod tells of Bach's decline. Overture: Temistocle dstmvt)
Hanover Band, director Anthony Halstead (harpsichord)
Quintet in D, Op 11 No 6 English Concert
La Clemenza di Scipione: Act 1, Scene 7
Rheinische Kantorei, Das Kleine Konzert , conductor Hermann Max
Grand Overture in E flat, Op 18 No 1 Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, conductor David Zinman
Overture: La Calamita
Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood Repeated at 10pm


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Harpsichord: Anthony Halstead
Conductor: Das Kleine Konzert
Conductor: Hermann Max
Conductor: David Zinman
Director: Christopher Hogwood
Arsinda: Linda Perillo (soprano)
Luceio: Jorg Waschinski (countertenor)

: Afternoon on 3

With Louise Fryer.
Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
8/8. The last of a series of concerts from this year's Schwetzingen Festival. Emerson Quartet
Ives String Quartet No 1
Beethoven String Quartet in E minor, Op 59 No 2 (Razumovsky)
2.00 Handel Opera Cycle Handel Ariodante: Act 3
See yesterday for performer details
3.10 Baltic Sea Festival
Chopin Piano Concerto No 2 in F minor, Op 21 Roland Pontinen , Sinfonia Varsovia, conductor Jacek Kaspszyk
Kimmo Hakola Le nuage d'Oort
Helsinki PO, conductor John Storgards
Kiami Cheremissian Fantasy Samuli Peltonen (cello), Helsinki PO, conductor John Storgards
4.10 Sibelius Symphony No 2
Helsinki PO, conductor John Storgards


Unknown: Louise Fryer.
Unknown: Roland Pontinen
Conductor: Jacek Kaspszyk
Conductor: John Storgards
Conductor: Kiami Cheremissian
Cello: Samuli Peltonen
Conductor: John Storgards
Conductor: John Storgards

: In Tune

With Sean Rafferty.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty.

: Performance on 3

rPetroc Trelawny introduces a concert from the Barbican in London, featuring a symphony by Martinu, Mahler's last orchestral movement and Strauss's Till Eulenspiegel and Four Last Songs, sung tonight by one of the finest Strauss interpreters.
Anne Schwanewilms (soprano), BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jiri Belohlavek Martinu Symphony No 2 Strauss four Last Songs
7.50 Twenty Minutes: Martinu Symphonies Tonight's conductor, Jiri Belohlavek , discusses Martinu's symphonies and their programming.
8.10 Mahler Adagio (Symphony No 10)
Strauss Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche


Soprano: Anne Schwanewilms
Conductor: Jiri Belohlavek
Conductor: Jiri Belohlavek
Unknown: Strauss Till Eulenspiegels

: The Verb

Tonight Ian McMillan talks to the newly-announced winner of this year's Forward Poetry Prize. Producer Laura Thomas


Talks: Ian McMillan
Producer: Laura Thomas

: Composer of the Week

Rptd from 12 noon

: The Essay: Enlightenment Voices

5/5. Dr James Campbell discusses
Robert Hooke 's activities after the Great Fire of London, when he was employed as Christopher Wren 's right-hand man, and made a significant contribution to the rebuilding of the city. Producer Sarah Taylor


Unknown: Dr James Campbell
Unknown: Robert Hooke
Unknown: Christopher Wren
Producer: Sarah Taylor

: World on 3

A studio session by tabla player, producer and composer Talvin Singh , performing with Niladri Kumar on sitar. Introduced by Mary Ann Kennedy. Producer Roger Short


Unknown: Talvin Singh
Unknown: Niladri Kumar
Introduced By: Mary Ann Kennedy.
Producer: Roger Short

: Through the Night

Brahms Symphony No 3 in F 1.36 Bartok Violin Concerto No 11.59 Stephan Music for violin and orchestra in one movement 2.18 Bartok The
Miraculous Mandarin 2.39 Brahms Wir wandelten, Op 96, No 2; Alte Liebe (5 Gesang, Op 72);
Das Madchen spricht, Op 107, No 3; Immer leiser wird mein Schlummer (5 Lieder fur eine tiefere Stimme,
Op 105): Meine Liebe ist Criin (9 Lieder und Gesange, Op 63) 3.01 Bach Orchestral Suite No 2 in B minor,
BWV1067 3.21 Schubert Fantasia in F minor for piano duet, D940 3.41 Monteverdi Vespro della Beata Vergine 4.00 Vivaldi Violin Concerto in D, RV234
4.07 Stradella Ardo , sospiro e piango 4.14 Beethoven Romance in F, Op 50 4.22 Franck Piece heroigue in B minor 4.30 Kacsoh Janos Vitez (The Hero John)
4.43 Chopin Polonaise in A flat, Op 53 4.51
Turina Rapsodia sinfonica, Op 66 5.01 CPE Bach Magnificat in D, Wg215 5.37 Mozart Church Sonata in B flat, K212
5.42 Rinck 9 Variations and Finale on Ah, vous dirai-je, Maman, Op 90 6.01 Pierne Konzertstiick , Op 39
6.16 Nielsen Folketone 6.19 Debussy Preludes, Book 2


Unknown: Stephan Music
Unknown: Brahms Wir
Unknown: Das Madchen
Unknown: Meine Liebe
Unknown: Stradella Ardo
Unknown: Kacsoh Janos Vitez
Unknown: Chopin Polonaise
Unknown: Turina Rapsodia
Unknown: Pierne Konzertstiick
Unknown: Nielsen Folketone

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