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: Breakfast

With Sara Mohr-Pietsch .


Unknown: Sara Mohr-Pietsch

: Classical Collection

With James Jolly.
Chopin Etude in F, Op 10 No 8 Vladimir Horowitz (piano)
10.02 Offenbach Les oiseaux dans la charmille (Les contes d'Hoffman) Sumi Jo (soprano),
Orchestra of St Luke's, conductor Richard Bonynge
10.08 MacDowell Piano Concerto No 2
Seta Tanyel, BBCSSO, conductor Martyn Brabbins
10.36 Barber Summer Music, Op 31 New York Woodwind Quintet
10.49 Three piano rolls played by George Gershwin.
11.00 Weber Symphony No 2 Academy of St
Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
11.19 Brahms Piano Quartet in C minor, Op 60 Isaac Stern (violin), Jaime Laredo (viola), Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Emmanuel Ax ( piano)


Unknown: James Jolly.
Piano: Vladimir Horowitz
Piano: Offenbach Les
Soprano: Sumi Jo
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Played By: George Gershwin.
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Violin: Isaac Stern
Violin: Jaime Laredo
Cello: Emmanuel Ax (

: Composer of the Week: Opera Comique

4/5. With Donald Macleod and Karen Henson. Gounod Si, Philemon m'aimerait encore (Philemon et Baucis)
Lyric Orchestra of Radio France, conductor Henri Gallois Herold Overture: Zampa London Symphony Orchestra, conductor
Richard Bonynge Gounod 0, legere hirondelle (Mireille) Natalie Dessay (soprano), Monte-Carlo PO, conductor Patrick Fournillier Thomas Jesuis Titania (Mignon)
French National Radio Orchestra, conductor Georges Pretre
Delibes Lakmé (Act 2, excerpt)
Orchestra of the Opéra Comique, Paris, conductor Alain Lombard
Meyerbeer Ombre legere (Dinorah)
Joan Sutherland (soprano), London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Richard Bonynge Bizet Finale (Djamileh)
Munich Radio Orchestra, conductor Lamberto Gardelli Repeated at 10pm


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Karen Henson.
Conductor: Henri Gallois
Conductor: Richard Bonynge Gounod
Soprano: Natalie Dessay
Conductor: Patrick Fournillier
Conductor: Thomas Jesuis Titania
Soprano: Joan Sutherland
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Baucis: Anne-Marie Rodde (soprano)
Philine: Maria Callas (soprano)
Nilakantha: Roger Soyer (bass)
Lakme: Mady Mesple (soprano)
Djamileh: Lucia Popp (soprano)
Haroun: Franco Bonisolli (tenor)
Splendiano: Jean-Philippe Lafone (bass)

: Afternoon on 3

With Penny Gore.
Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
3/4. Continuing the French Connections series at LSO St Luke's with a selection of choral music performed by the BBC Singers, conducted by Bob Chilcott. Ravel Trois chansons
Roussel Madrigal aux muses
Debussy Trois chansons de Charles d'Orleans Dutilleux Sept chansons de bord (excerpts) Messiaen 0 sacrum convivium
Schmitt Par la tempête, Op 40 No 2; A contre-voix, Op 104


Conducted By: Bob Chilcott.
Unknown: Roussel Madrigal

: Handel Opera Cycle

The composer's penultimate Italian opera. In this 1740 work, Tirinto loves Rosmene, but so does the hero Imeneo, who saved her. Who will win her in the end?
Handel Imeneo
Cologne Vocal Ensemble, Capella Augustina , conductor Andreas Spering
4.10 The celebration of the BBC work of Edward Downes continues with a symphony inspired by the ancient Indian symbol of the wheel of life - the swastika. Louis Glass Symphony No 5 (Svastica)
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Edward Downes


Conductor: Capella Augustina
Conductor: Andreas Spering
Unknown: Edward Downes
Conductor: Edward Downes
Tirinto: Ann Wallenberg (mezzo)
Rosmene: Johanna Stojkovic (soprano)
Imeneo: Kay Stiefermann (bass)
Clomiri Siri: Karoline Thornhill (soprano)
Argenio: Locky Chung (bass)

: In Tune

Presented by Sean Rafferty.


Presented By: Sean Rafferty.

: Performance on 3

Presented by Martin Handley. In this concert from City Halls, Glasgow, the BBC
Scottish Symphony Orchestra rounds off a series celebrating the great tradition of Czech music. Garrick Ohisson (piano), BBCSSO/llan Volkov Dvorak Legends Nos 1-5
Martinu Piano Concerto No 4 (Incantation)


Presented By: Martin Handley.
Piano: Garrick Ohisson

: Twenty Minutes: The Imperial Mathematician

in the Moon Andrew Brown discusses astronomer
Johannes Kepler 's imaginary visit to the Moon
400 years ago in his story Somnium (The Dream).
8.05 Dvorak Legends Nos 6-10 Janacek Sinfonietta


Unknown: Moon Andrew Brown
Unknown: Johannes Kepler

: Night Waves: Free Thinking

Richard Moss hosts a Free Thinking festival debate on whether the 21st century is a hostile environment for men, recorded last month at Sage Gateshead with a panel comprising writer and journalist
Beatrix Campbell , Assistant Bishop of Newcastle Paul Richardson, Roger Olley of Fathers Plus, and Rabbi Julia Neuberger. Producer Tim Prosser


Unknown: Richard Moss
Unknown: Sage Gateshead
Unknown: Beatrix Campbell
Unknown: Roger Olley
Unknown: Rabbi Julia Neuberger.
Producer: Tim Prosser

: Composer of the Week

Rptd from 12 noon

: The Essay: Enlightenment Voices

4/5. Professor Simon Blackburn of Cambridge University assesses philosopher David Hume 's originality of thought. Reader Bill Paterson.


Unknown: Professor Simon Blackburn
Unknown: David Hume
Reader: Bill Paterson.

: Late Junction

Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum performs the sacred music of Thomas Weelkes. Plus an ambient soundscape by Johann Johannson and the voice of Catalan singer Miguel Gil. Presented by Verity Sharp.


Unknown: Thomas Weelkes.
Unknown: Johann Johannson
Singer: Miguel Gil.
Presented By: Verity Sharp.

: Through the Night

Rimsky-Korsakov Overture: The Maid of Pskov
1.09 Tchaikovsky Symphony No I in G minor (Winter Daydreams) 1.52 Schrecker Prelude to a Drama
2.13 Kuula Orjan poika, Op 14 2.38 Geijer Piano Sonata in F minor 3.01 Abel Flute Concerto in C, Op 6 No 1
3.14 Bach Fantasia in G. BWV572 3.24 Dvorak Cello
Concerto in B minor 4.05 Brahms Four Ballades, Op 10
4.28 Anon Dance Suite (Vietorisz Codex)
4.32 Leonarda Sonata prima a 4 (Opera Decima Sesta)
4.42 Lassus Motet: Exurgat Deus 4.49 Rozycki Mona Lisa Gioconda, Op 31 5.01 Bellini Overture: Norma
5.08 Haydn Keyboard Sonata in E flat. H XIV 38
5.19 Enqel Symphony in G 5.36 Platti Oboe Concerto in G minor 5.48 A Gabrieli Sento un rumor
5.52 Janequin Martin menoit 5.54 Vieme Clair de Lune
6.05 Strauss Horn Concerto No I in E flat 6.22 Busoni Five pieces (Sechs kurze Stucke zur Pflege des polyphonen Spiels) 6.41 Rontqen Symphony in C sharp minor

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