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: Breakfast

With Rob Cowan.


Unknown: Rob Cowan.

: Classical Collection

With Sarah Walker.
Purcell Overture in G minor, Z772; Chacony in G minor, Z730 Leonhardt Consort , conductor Gustav Leonhardt
10.09 Nielsen Chaconne , Op 32 Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)
10.18 Beethoven String Quartet in A, Op 18 No 5 Guarneri Quartet
10.50 Purcell Trio Sonata in E minor, Z796 London Baroque
10.58 Chopin Scherzo in B flat minor, Op 31 Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (piano)
11.09 A selection of Purcell's fantasias.
11.30 Ireland Piano Concerto
Recording recommended in Saturday's CD Review.


Unknown: Sarah Walker.
Conductor: Leonhardt Consort
Conductor: Gustav Leonhardt
Conductor: Nielsen Chaconne
Piano: Leif Ove Andsnes
Unknown: Chopin Scherzo
Piano: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli

: Composer of the Week: Purcell's Contemporaries

1/5. Donald Macleod introduces the composers of Restoration England who from today's perspective stand in the shadow of Henry Purcell. Purcell, arr CH Trevor Trumpet Tune Simon Preston (organ)
Blow Salvator Mundi Monteverdi Choir, Alastair Ross (organ), conductor John Eliot Gardiner
An Ode on the Death of Mr Henry Purcell Gerard Lesne and Steve Dugardin (countertenors), La Canzona Lawes, com pi Gant Zadok the Priest
Choir of the Chapel Royal, St James 's, Musicians Extra-Ordinary, director Andrew Gant Bryne Suite in A minor
Terence Charlston (harpsichord)
Child 0 Lord, Grant the King Long Life; The Earth Is the Lord's; Holy, Holy, Holy Gonville and Caius College Choir, director Geoffrey Webber Producer David Dwight Repeated at 10pm
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Introduces: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Simon Preston
Unknown: Alastair Ross
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Unknown: Gerard Lesne
Unknown: Steve Dugardin
Unknown: La Canzona
Unknown: Gant Zadok
Unknown: St James
Director: Andrew Gant
Director: Bryne Suite
Harpsichord: Terence Charlston
Director: Geoffrey Webber
Producer: David Dwight
Unknown: Aldo Ciccolini

: Afternoon on 3

With Jonathan Swain.
Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
From the Wigmore Hall, London, the Emerson Quartet performs Haydn's arrangement of his music written for the cathedral in Cadiz. Presented by Fiona Talkington. Haydn The Seven Last Words
2.00 Cleveland Old and New
This week's programmes feature performances by the Cleveland Orchestra and by Apollo's Fire, the Cleveland Barogue Orchestra.
Mozart Overture: Don Giovanni ; Symphony No 40 in G minor, K550
Apollo's Fire, director Jeannette Sorrell Bach St John Passion, BWV245
Jollie Greenleaf and Anne Grimm (sopranos),
Kirsten Solliek (mezzo), Richard Edgar-Wilson and Marc Molomot (tenors), Tom Megiloranza
(baritone), Apollo's Singers, Apollo's Fire, conductor Jeannette Sorrell
Mozart Symphony No 28 in C, K200
Cleveland Orchestra, conductor Franz Welser-Most


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Presented By: Fiona Talkington.
Unknown: Don Giovanni
Unknown: Jollie Greenleaf
Sopranos: Anne Grimm
Sopranos: Kirsten Solliek
Unknown: Richard Edgar-Wilson
Tenors: Marc Molomot
Tenors: Tom Megiloranza
Conductor: Jeannette Sorrell
Conductor: Franz Welser-Most
Evangelist: Ian Honeyman (tenor)
Jesus: Jeffrey Strauss (baritone)
Pilate: Michael McMurray (bass)

: In Tune

Presented by Sean Rafferty.


Presented By: Sean Rafferty.

: Performance on 3

A classic feel-good show in which a musical troupe is set for financial and musical ruin after their manager runs off with all their money - and the pianist. But as luck would have it, Miss Trant (a wealthy young lady) bails them out. The group then sets off on an adventurous tour, taking the UK by storm. Based on the novel by JB Priestley . Presented by Petroc Trelawny .
Andre Previn The Good Companions
Maida Vale Singers, BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor John Wilson


Novel By: Jb Priestley
Presented By: Petroc Trelawny
Presented By: Andre Previn
Conductor: John Wilson
Susie Oean: Annalene Beechev
Jerry Jerningham: Stuart Matthew Price
Jimmy Nunn: John Arthur
Morton Mitcham: Paul Bentley
Inigo Jollifant: Mark Meadows
Elizabeth Trant: Liz Robertson
Jess Oakroyd: Ian Talbot
MrJoeBrundit: Graham Stone
MrsJoeBrundit: Sharon Eckman
Elsie Longstaffe: Kimberiey Attest*

: Night Waves

Rana Mitter talks to Shlomo Sand , author of a controversial new history of the Jewish people. Producer Fiona McLean


Talks: Rana Mitter
Unknown: Shlomo Sand
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Composer of the Week

Rptd from 12 noon

: The Essay: A Tribute to Mr Purcell

1/5. Purcell and Royalty. Henry Purcell may have had a short life, but it overlapped with three reigns: Charles II, James II and William and Mary. Biographer Jonathan Keates places Purcell's life and music in the context of the changes on the throne.
Producer Janet Tuppen EMAIL: theessay@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Henry Purcell
Unknown: Jonathan Keates
Producer: Janet Tuppen

: Jazz on 3

A chance to hear Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stanko and his new quintet in a performance recorded at the London Jazz Festival. Plus a solo session from percussionist Lukas Ligeti. Producer Peggy Sutton


Unknown: Tomasz Stanko
Unknown: Lukas Ligeti.
Producer: Peggy Sutton

: Through the Night

Brahms Three Hungarian Dances Joachim Violin
Concerto in D minor, Op 11 (In the Hungarian manner)
1.53 Bach Allemande and Double (Violin Partita No 1 in B minor, BWV1002) 1.57 Smetana Sarka (Ma Vlast)
2.09 Martinu Symphony No 6 (Fantaisies symphoniques)
2.38 Rheinberger Horn Sonata in E flat, Op 178
3.01 CPE Bach Flute Concerto in A, Wq168
3.20 Stravinksy Ballet: Petrushka 3.56 Beethoven Ballet: Prometheus 4.12 Richard Rodney Bennett
Aubade 4.25 Britten On This Island, Op 11 4.39 Debussy L'isle joyeuse 4.47 Moniuszko, arr Wiechowicz and Mazynski Cossack 4.55 Kreisler, after Pergolesi Nina
5.01 Bruch, arr Anon Allegro vivace ma non troppo in C
5.05 Oscar Strauss Overture: Ein Walzertraum
5.12 Lehar Wie eine Rosenknospe; Romanze (Die lustige Witwe) 5.20 Groneman Flute Concerto in G
5.28 Casteinuovo-Tedesco Capriccio diabolico, Op 85
5.37 Grieg. Lyric Pieces, Book 1, Op 12
5.49 G Gabriell Exaudi me 5.56 Schumann, arr Duczmal Cello Concerto in A minor, Op 129
6.20 Strauss Incidental music: Le bourgeois gentilhomme 6.56 Ives Piano Sonata No 1 (excerpt)

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