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: Breakfast

Presented by Rob Cowan.


Presented By: Rob Cowan.

: Classical Collection

Sarah Walker . Smetana Overture: The Bartered Bride Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Rudolf Kempe
10.07 Martinu Five Madrigal Stanzas Josef Suk (violin), Josef Hala (piano)
10.20 Purcell Of Old, When People Thought It Base (The Yorkshire Feast Song)
Michael Chance (countertenor), John Mark Ainsley
(tenor), Michael George and Stephen Richardson (basses), English Concert Choir, English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
10.49 Beethoven Piano Sonata in E minor, Op 90 Sviatoslav Richter
11.02 Purcell Masque: Timon of Athens lestyn Davies and Christopher de la Hoyde
(trebles), James Bowman (countertenor), John Mark Ainsley (tenor), Michael George (bass),
Collegium Musicum 90, conductor Richard Hickox
11.20 Haydn Symphony No 92 in G (Oxford) New Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Otto Klemperer


Unknown: Sarah Walker
Conductor: Rudolf Kempe
Violin: Josef Suk
Violin: Josef Hala
Song: Michael Chance
Tenor: John Mark Ainsley
Tenor: Michael George
Tenor: Stephen Richardson
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Unknown: Sviatoslav Richter
Unknown: James Bowman
Tenor: John Mark Ainsley
Tenor: Michael George
Conductor: Collegium Musicum
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Conductor: Otto Klemperer

: Composer of the Week: Purcell's Contemporaries

3/5. Donald Macleod surveys the requirements placed on composers to the royal family.
Purcell When I Am Laid in Earth (Dido and Aeneas) Veronique Gens (soprano), Les Arts Florissants, director William Christie
John Blow Venus and Adonis: Act
Rosemary Joshua (soprano), Gerald Finley
(baritone), Clare College Chapel Choir, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, director Rene Jacobs Henry Lawes/William Lawes/Corbetta/Wilson Select Ayres and Dialogues (excerpts) Paul Hillier (singer), Nigel North (lute/theorbo/guitar) Louis Grabu Suite in G
Parley of Instruments Renaissance Violin Band, director Peter Holman Repeated at 10pm


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Soprano: Veronique Gens
Director: William Christie
Director: John Blow Venus
Soprano: Rosemary Joshua
Soprano: Gerald Finley
Director: Rene Jacobs

: Afternoon on 3

With Louise Fryer.
Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
2/4. Featuring more Haydn celebrations from the Belfast Festival at Queen's.
Ronald Brautigam (fortepiano), Joannes Leertouwer (violin), Viola de Hoog (cello) Haydn Piano Trios: in C, H XV 27; in E, H XV 28; in E flat, H XV 29
2.00 Cleveland Old and New
Further performances from the Cleveland Orchestra and Apollo's Fire.
Mozart Requiem , K626 Elizabeth Weigle
(soprano), Meg Bragle (mezzo), Rodrigo del Pozo
(tenor), Michael McMurray (bass), Apollo's Singers, Apollo's Fire, director Jeannette Sorrell Telemann Suite in B flat (Tafelmusik) CPE Bach Flute Concerto in A, Wq168 Haydn Symphony No 94 in G (Surprise) Joshua Smith , Cleveland Orchestra, conductor Ton Koopman


Unknown: Louise Fryer.
Unknown: Ronald Brautigam
Violin: Joannes Leertouwer
Violin: Viola de Hoog
Unknown: Mozart Requiem
Soprano: Elizabeth Weigle
Soprano: Meg Bragle
Tenor: Rodrigo Del Pozo
Tenor: Michael McMurray
Unknown: Joshua Smith
Conductor: Ton Koopman

: Choral Evensong

From the Chapel Royal, St James 's Palace. Introit: Remember Not, Lord, Our Offences
(Purcell). Responses: Tomkins. Psalms: 93, 94
(Monk, Turle). First lesson: Daniel 9 vv1-19. Office Hymn: Creator of the Earth and Sky (Deus Creator). Canticles: Purcell in G minor. Second lesson:
Revelation 11 vv15-19. Anthem: Hymn to St Cecilia (Britten). Final Hymn: Praise the Lord (Treboeth). Organ Voluntary: Praeludium in G minor
BuxWV149 (Buxtehude). Director of the choir Huw Williams. Organist Ashok Gupta. Rptd on Sun at 4pm


Unknown: St James
Organist: Huw Williams.
Organist: Ashok Gupta.

: In Tune

Presented by Sean Rafferty.


Presented By: Sean Rafferty.

: Performance on 3

With Petroc Trelawny. Till Fellner's cycle of all of Beethoven's piano sonatas reaches its halfway point with this concert recorded last month at London's Wigmore Hall. Till Fellner (piano)
Beethoven Piano Sonatas: in G, Op 79; in F sharp, Op 78; in D, Op 28 (Pastoral); in E minor, Op 90; in E flat, Op 7
Followed by church and chamber music by Henry Purcell leading up to Radio 3's weekend celebration of the composer, including:
Purcell Rejoice in the LordAlway (Bell Anthem) Simon Berridge and Paul Agnew (tenors),
Simon Grant (bass), Taverner Choir and Players, conductor Andrew Parrott


Unknown: Simon Berridge
Tenors: Paul Agnew
Bass: Simon Grant
Bass: Taverner Choir
Conductor: Andrew Parrott

: Night Waves

Philip Dodd talks to accalimed novelist Zadie Smith about her writing.


Interviewer: Philip Dodd
Interviewee: Zadie Smith
Producer: Martin Smith

: Composer of the Week

Rptd from 12 noon

: The Essay: A Tribute to Mr Purcell

3/5. Purcell on Stage. Musicologist
Roger Savage , formerly a lecturer in literature at the University of Edinburgh, examines Purcell's musical creations for the theatre and how they are perceived today.


Musicologist: Roger Savage

: Late Junction

Featuring the voice of Emily Loizeau , Stravinskyinspired music from Tyondai Braxton and the table-laying skills of Paul Lansky. Presented by Fiona Talkington. Producer Felix Carey


Unknown: Emily Loizeau
Unknown: Tyondai Braxton
Unknown: Paul Lansky.
Presented By: Fiona Talkington.
Producer: Felix Carey

: Through the Night

Mozart Piano Concerto No 24 in C minor, K491 Shostakovich Symphony No 4 2.44 Poulenc
Mass in G 3.01 Arriaga Overture: Los esclavos felices
3.09 Sjogren Two Lyrical Pieces 3.20 Schubert Der Konig in Thule, D367 3.24 Raitio Ballet Music: Vesipatsas (Scene 1 and 2) 3.48 Groneman Flute
Sonata in E minor 3.59 Nardelli Three pieces for guitar
4.09 Weber Piano Sonata No 4 in E minor, Op 70
4.33 Hove Five Lute Pieces 4.45 Palestrina
Agnus Dei 4.53 Rognoni Diminutions on Palestrina's to son ferito 5.01 Haydn Overture: Lo speziale
5.08 Chopin Variations in E on a German National Air
5.16 Jez Ode for General Maister 5.24 CPE Bach Variations on La folia, Wq118 No 9 5.33 Buxtehude Sonata No 4 in B flat for violin, viola da gamba and cembalo, BuxWV255 5.42 Gilson Suite: Le captive, Act 1
6.05 Bloch Nigun 6.13 Cara Se non fusse la speranza
6.14 Tromboncino Frottola: Gentil donna 6.17 Durante Concerto No 2 in G minor 6.29 Greef Piano Concerto No 2 in B 6.51 Sibelius Serenade No I, Op 69a

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