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: Breakfast

With Rob Cowan.


Unknown: Rob Cowan.

: Classical Collection

With Sarah Walker.
Liszt Funérailles Jorge Bolet (piano)
10.12 Tansman Symphony No 6 (In Memoriam) Melbourne Chorale, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, conductor Oleg Caetani
10.33 Britten Masque of Pyramus and Thisbe (A Midsummer Night's Dream)
Soloists, London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Colin Davis
10.50 Arvo Part Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
10.57 Ockeghem Mort tu as navre
Josquin des Prez Nymphes des bois Obrecht Mille quingentis
The Clerks' Group, conductor Edward Wickham
11.20 Beethoven Piano Concerto No 1 in C Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, director Daniel Barenboim


Unknown: Sarah Walker.
Piano: Jorge Bolet
Conductor: Oleg Caetani
Conductor: Britten Masque
Conductor: Colin Davis
Unknown: Prez Nymphes
Conductor: Edward Wickham
Director: Daniel Barenboim

: Composer of the Week: Satie

4/5. Two Masterpieces. Donald Macleod introduces two works widely regarded as Satie's greatest, plus a rare miniature for violin and piano. John Cage Cheap Imitation
Teodoro Anzellotti (accordion)
Satie L'embarquement pour
Cythere Isabelle Faust (violin), Alexandre Tharaud (piano) Sports ef divertissements Pascal Roge (piano) Socrate
Ensemble Die Reihe, conductor Friedrich Cerha Repeated at 10pm


Introduces: Donald MacLeod
Accordion: Teodoro Anzellotti
Violin: Cythere Isabelle Faust
Violin: Alexandre Tharaud
Piano: Pascal Roge
Conductor: Friedrich Cerha
Socrate Marie-Therese: Escribano (soprano)
Phedre: Michele Bedard (soprano)
Alcibiade: Emiko Liyama (soprano)
Phedon: Gerlinde Lorenz (soprano)

: Afternoon on 3

With Penny Gore.
Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
3/4. A concert celebrating the music of American composers, recorded earlier this year in Studio 1 of Broadcasting House, Belfast.
Martin Roscoe (piano), Endellion Quartet Gershwin Three Piano Preludes Martinu String Quartet No 7
Beach Piano Quintet in F sharp minor, Op 67
2.00 Handel Opera Cycle
Handel's opera plays revenge and conflict against love in a Roman-controlled Egypt. Queen Berenice of Egypt is told by the senate in Rome to marry a young Roman, Alessandro, instead of her intended, the Egyptian Prince Demetrio. But he secretly prefers Berenice's sister Selene, and is plotting to desert the queen and use the marriage to seize the Egyptian throne, while the powerful backing of Rome threatens them all.
Rudolph Palmer conducts the Brewer Chamber Orchestra in a recording from 1994.
Penny Gore's guests are countertenor and conductor Jonathan Peter Kenny and conductor Alan Curtis.
Handel Berenice , Queen of Egypt
Brewer Chamber Orchestra, conductor Rudolph Palmer


Unknown: Rudolph Palmer
Conductor: Jonathan Peter Kenny
Conductor: Alan Curtis.
Conductor: Handel Berenice
Conductor: Rudolph Palmer
Berenice: Julianne Baird (soprano)
Alessandro: Andrea Matthews (soprano)
Demetrio: Jennifer Lane (mezzo)
Selene: D'Anna Fortunate (mezzo
Arsace, another Prince: Drew Minter (countertenor)
Fabio, Roman ambassador John: McMaster (tenor)
Aristobolo, chief minister Jan: Opalach (bass)

: In Tune

Presented by Sean Rafferty.


Presented By: Sean Rafferty.

: Performance on 3

Presented by Petroc Trelawny from Glasgow city Halls, a programme of music by two Czech composers with American connections. Ivo Kahanek (piano), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Stefan Solyom Dvorak Carnival Overture
Martinu Piano Concerto No 3
Including at 7.45 Twenty Minutes: Inside the Revolution Nick Thorpe reads from his book '89: The Unfinished Revolution about the final days of communism in Prague and East Germany.
8.05 Dvorak Symphony No 9 in E minor (From the New World)


Piano: Ivo Kahanek
Conductor: Stefan Solyom
Unknown: Nick Thorpe

: Night Waves

Lisa Jardine lectures on why the science of reproduction will create some of the most challenging ethical dilemmas. Producer Kirsty Pope


Unknown: Lisa Jardine
Producer: Kirsty Pope

: Composer of the Week

Rptd from 12 noon

: The Essay: The World TurnedUpside Down

4/5. Another reflection on an apparently banal object that unlocks a wider story about how daily life in a Warsaw Pact country was transformed by the dramatic events of 1989.

: Late Junction

Fiona Talkington introduces a diverse musical mix, including a Scottish lament from harpist
Mary Macmaster and percussionist Donald Hay , a cradle song by Busoni, arranged by John Adams , and the sound of the Ethiopian begena.


Introduces: Fiona Talkington
Harpist: Mary MacMaster
Unknown: Donald Hay
Arranged By: John Adams

: Through the Night

Mozart String Quartet in C. K465 (Dissonance)
Shostakovich String Quartet No 7, Op 108 Debussy
String Quartet 2.05 Mendelssohn Symphony No 4 in A (Italian) 2.36 CPE Bach Flute Concerto in D minor, Wq22 3.01 Janacek Taras Bulba 3.24 Matusic Two Croatian Folk Songs 3.31 Berio Folk Songs for mezzo and seven players 3.55 Franc.aix Serenade
4.04 Albicastro Trio Sonata, Op 8 No 11 4.16 Chopin Waltz in A flat, Op 34 No 1 4.22 Lukacic Quam pulchra es; Quemadmodum disiderat; Panis angelicus
(Sacrae Cantiones) 4.36 Palmqren Exotic March
4.41 Sarasate Romanza andaluza, Op 22 4A7 Vijla-Lobos Bachianas brasileiras No 9 4.56 Pachelbel Troste uns Gott unser Heiland 5.01 Saint-Saens Saltarelle, Op 74 (Emile Deschamps) 5.07 Frano Parac Sarabande
5.18 Fritsch Paduan; Two Calliards (Primitiae musicales)
5.26 Ravel Pavane pour une infante défunte
5.34 Glazunov Gavotte in D, Op 49 No 3
5.38 Strauss Dance of the Seven Veils (Salome)
5.49 J Strauss (son) An der schdnen blauen Donau, Op 314 5.59 J Strauss (son) arr Schoenberq
Kaiser-Waltzer, Op 437 6.12 Rameau Le temple de la gloire
6.42 Ravel Valses nobles et sentimentales

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