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    BBC Radio 3

    Post  George on Fri 01 Dec 2017, 15:39

    At the moment, Maurice Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé can be heard in “Afternoon Concert” on BBC Radio 3, performed by the Orchestre de Paris conducted by Thomas Hengelbrock.



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    Post  Sylvia on Mon 04 Dec 2017, 09:37

    At the moment, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34, can be heard in “Essential Classics” (presented by Rob Cowan), the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra being conducted by Neemi Järvi.
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    Post  George on Mon 04 Dec 2017, 11:31

    I have met Rob Cowan before! On Wednesday 5 October 2016, when Radio 3 was broadcasting from the Southbank Centre, I went there and saw Rob before he was due to present “Essential Classics”.



    Also on “Essential Classics” this morning: Frédéric Chopin’s Noctune in D flat major, Op. 27 № 2, played by pianist Maria João Pires, to which I enjoyed listening.



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    Post  Sylvia on Mon 18 Dec 2017, 11:48

    A moment ago, I enjoyed listening to Robert Schumann’s Overture, Scherzo and Finale in E major, Op. 52, in “Essential Classics” (presented by Suzy Klein), Georg Solti conducting the Vienna Philharmonic.
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    Post  George on Wed 20 Dec 2017, 05:41

    A moment ago, I enjoyed listening to Enescu’s Konzertstück for Viola (Gyozo Mate) and Piano (Balázs Szokolay) in “Through the Night” (presented by John Shea). George Enescu (1881–1955) was a Romanian composer, best known for his two Romanian Rhapsodies for orchestra.



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    Post  Sylvia on Thu 21 Dec 2017, 06:36

    A moment ago, I enjoyed listening to Berwald’s String Quartet № 2 in A minor (Bernt Lysell (violin), Per Sandklef (violin), Thomas Sundkvist (viola), Mats Rondin (cello)) in “Through the Night” (presented by John Shea despite the Radio 3 website saying Catriona Young). Franz Berwald (1796–1868) was a Swedish composer, one of whose best-known works is his Septet in B flat.
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    Post  George on Sun 31 Dec 2017, 02:42

    A moment ago, I enjoyed Bruckner’s Symphony № 2 in C minor (original version, performed by the Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Hiroshi Wakasugi) in “Through the Night” (presented by Catriona Young). Anton Bruckner (1824–96) is one of my favourite composers.



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    Post  Sylvia on Sun 31 Dec 2017, 07:09

    A moment ago, I enjoyed listening to Dvořák’s symphonic poem Zlatý kolovrat, Op. 109 – “The Golden Spinning Wheel” – at the end of “Through the Night”, Ilan Volkov conducting the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in a live performance. Antonín Dvořák (1841–1904) is a popular composer among many classical-music lovers.
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    Post  George on Sun 31 Dec 2017, 10:50

    A moment ago, I enjoyed listening to Weber’s Clarinet Concerto № 1 in F minor, Op. 73 (Sabine Meyer on clarinet with the Staatskapelle Dresden conducted by Herbert Blomstedt) in “Sunday Morning” with Sarah Walker. Carl Maria von Weber (1786–1826) was a composer of the early Romantic period.



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    Post  Vera on Wed 10 Jan 2018, 15:38

    Today’s “Choral Evensong” on Radio 3 comes from Hereford Cathedral.

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    Post  Sylvia on Thu 11 Jan 2018, 04:05

    A moment ago, I enjoyed listening to Mozart’s Divertimento in E-flat major, KV 113 – a delightful work which includes a pair of cor anglais and of clarinets among the woodwinds – in “Through the Night” with Catriona Young, the Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Myung-Whun Chung. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–91) was born in Salzburg, Austria.
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    Post  George on Sat 13 Jan 2018, 07:14

    Now this is an unusual combination of instruments: a septet (in E-flat major) for trumpet, piano and strings! It is by Camille Saint-Saëns, his Op. 65, coming at the end of “Through the Night” with Catriona Young, the performers being Ole Edvard Antonsen (trumpet), Elise Baatnes (violin), Karolina Radziej (violin), Lars Anders Tomter (viola), Hjalmar Kvam (cello), Marius Faltby (double bass), and Enrico Pace (piano).



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    Post  Sylvia on Sun 14 Jan 2018, 04:18

    At the moment, I am listening to pianist Annie Fischer playing Mozart’s Piano Sonata № 12 in F major, KV 332, in “Through the Night” with Jonathan Swain.
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    Post  George on Sun 14 Jan 2018, 09:48

    Another chamber work with an unusual combination of instruments is Ravel’s Introduction et allegro for flute, harp, clarinet and string quartet. It was played (by the Nash Ensemble) in “Sunday Morning” with Sarah Walker just now.



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    Post  Sylvia on Sun 14 Jan 2018, 10:01

    It was followed by Felix Mendelssohn’s concert overture Das Märchen von der schönen Melusine, Op. 32, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra conducted by Antonio Méndez.
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    Post  George on Mon 15 Jan 2018, 02:19

    A moment ago, I enjoyed listening to Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48, in “Through the Night” with Jonathan Swain. The Virtuosi di Kuhmo were conducted by Péter Csaba.



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    Post  Sylvia on Fri 19 Jan 2018, 07:26

    In “Through the Night” with Jonathan Swain, I enjoyed listening to a trio for clarinet, cello and piano by Carl Frühling (1868–1937), a contemporary of Mahler; the performers were the Amici Chamber Ensemble.
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    Post  George on Fri 26 Jan 2018, 15:46

    A moment ago, I enjoyed listening to Tchaikovsky’s symphonic poem Francesca da Rimini, Op. 32, in “Afternoon Concert” with Penny Gore. The BBC National Orchestra of Wales was conducted by Xian Zhang.



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    Post  Sylvia on Sat 27 Jan 2018, 04:00

    I have just been enjoying listening to Det Uudslukkelige – “The Inextinguishable”, Nielsen’s magnificent Symphony № 4, Op. 29, performed by the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra with Michael Schønwandt as conductor, in “Through the Night” with Jonathan Swain. Carl Nielsen (1865–1931) was a Danish composer, arguably the country’s most famous, and his Fourth Symphony is arguably his finest work for orchestra, with a demure score calling for triple woodwinds and double timpani but otherwise nothing lavish.
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    Post  George on Mon 29 Jan 2018, 13:30

    At the moment, I am enjoying listening to Grieg’s Strng Quartet № 1 in G minor, Op. 27, performed live at the Wigmore Hall, London, by the Apollon Musagète Quartett (with a double “t” at the end) in “Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert” with Sara Mohr-Pietsch. Edvard Hagerup Grieg (1843–1907) was (and still is) arguably Norway’s most famous composer – comparable in stature to Jean Sibelius in Finland and Carl Nielsen in Denmark. And this quartet sounds awesome – I’m loving it more than McDonald’s.



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    Post  Sylvia on Tue 30 Jan 2018, 13:23

    On tuning in to “Lunchtime Concert” with Sarah Walker just now, a string quartet by Mozart had just started playing. It is the Quartet № 13 in D minor, KV 421, performed Quatuor Arod.
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    Post  George on Tue 30 Jan 2018, 13:45

    The Arod Quartet follow that with Mendelssohn’s Strng Quartet № 2 in A minor, Op. 13, in their lunchtime concert at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.



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    Post  Sylvia on Tue 30 Jan 2018, 15:08

    And now it is “Afternoon Concert” with Tom McKinney, and it is Brahms’s Symphony № 4 in E minor, Op. 98 (the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Alexander Vedernikov) on air.

    It is interesting to note that both Felix Mendelssohn and Johannes Brahms (1833–97) were born in Hamburg, Germany.

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    Post  Vera on Sat 10 Feb 2018, 03:38

    Mozart’s Symphony № 41 in C major, KV 551, is now being played by the Prague Chamber Orchestra (without a conductor) in “Through the Night” with John Shea.

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    Post  George on Thu 22 Feb 2018, 02:40

    I have just enjoyed listening to Sibelius’s Symphony № 5 in E-flat major, Op. 82 (the BBC National Orchestra of Wales conducted by Thomas Søndergård at the 2014 Proms) in “Through the Night” with Catriona Young. Jean Sibelius (1895–1957) is Finland’s greatest composer – and his Fifth Symphony is one of the symphonies I like most. It is an exquisitely well balanced work – as a look at the instrumentation will tell you: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, timapani and strings.



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    Post  Melissa on Sun 11 Mar 2018, 07:14

    A moment ago, Franz Schubert’s Piano Quintet in A major, D. 667, was played by the Aronowitz Ensemble at the end of “Through the Night” with John Shea. The work is nicknamed “The Trout” because the penultimate movement is a set of variations on the composer’s own lied Die Forelle.

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