The fifth of eight programmes Walter Leigh A Midsummer Night's Dream (excerpts) LPO/NICHOLAS BRAITHWAITE Purcell The Fairy Queen (excerpts) MARY WELLS (soprano) JAMES BOWMAN (counter-tenor) ECO/BENJAMIN BRITTEN Bridge Impression: There Is a Willow Grows aslant a Brook ECO/JEFFREY TATE Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music (Mono: 1956) ELSIE MORISON (soprano) MARJORIE THOMAS (contralto) DUNCAN ROBERTSON (tenor) TREVOR ANTHONY (bass) CHORUS LSO/MALCOLM SARGENT Also including music by Elgar, Grainger, Quilter and Arne. Records
(piano) Mozart Variations on 'Unser dummer Pobel meint' (K 455) Fantasia in d minor (K 397) (R) Piano Concerto No 9 in E flat (K271) VIENNA FESTIVAL ORCHESTRAl STEPHEN SIMON. Record
Smetana Scherzo (Festive Symphony) CZECH PO/KARELSEJNA Szymanowski Violin Concerto Nol KONSTANTYKULKA POLISH RSO'JERZY MAKSYMIUK Vaughan Williams Magnificat HELEN WATTS (contralto) CHRISTOPHER HYDE SMITH (flute) AMBROSLAN SINGERS ORCHESTRA NOVA OF LONDON/ MEREDITH DA VIES Field Piano Concerto No 3 in E flat NEW IRISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA directed by JOHN O'CONOR (piano) Records
Presented by Michael Oliver How Rusalka ' Became Czech: John Tyrrell examines national elements in Dvorak's opera. On Playing the Bach Cello Suites: a conversation with Ralph Kirshbaum. Repertoire for Singers: Simon Carrington and Alastair Hume discuss the King's Singers' commissioning policy. Letters of a Creative Life: Robert Anderson reviews two volumes of Elgar's correspondence with his publishers. Producer ANDREW LYLE
(piano) Schubert Sonata in G (D 894) Debussy Images: Book 2 (A re-broadcast of last Monday's BBC Lunchtime Concert) MW joins at 11.35*
Dr Mark Elvin , Fellow of St Antony's College, Oxford, reflects on some aspects of language and how we use it.
led by CATHERINE MACKINTOSH directed by the Belgian violinist SIGISWALD KUIJKEN
Bach Suite No 1 in c (BWV 1066); Violin Concerto No 2 in E (bwv 1042)
1.00* Interval Reading
1.05* Rameau Suite: Zoroastre (Given in 1985 in St Margaret's, Westminster, London)
City of London Festival PETER SCHREIER (tenor)
GEOFFREY PARSONS (piano)
Schubert Schwanengesang (D 957): Liebesbotschaft; Kriegers Ahnung;
Standchen; Aufenthalt; In der Ferne; Abschied (to poems by RELLSTAB); Der Atlas; Ihr Bild;
Das Fischermadchen ; Die Stadt; Am Meer; Der Doppelganger (to poems by HEINE)
2.55* Interval Reading
3.00* Schubert Rastlose Liebe ; Schafers Klagelied; Geheimes; Ganymed; Three Songs of the Harper (Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre); Wanderers
Nachtlied (Uber alien Gipfeln); Der Musensohn
(to poems by GOETHE)
(Given on 23 July in Goldsmiths' Hall. London, in association with Hill Samuel Group pic)
by WASHINGTON IRVING abridged in three parts and read by Neville Jason 3: The Legend of the Moor's Legacy
'This manuscript', said the Moor, 'is a form of incantation for the recovery of stolen treasure. But it must be read at midnight by the light of a taper.'
Producer JOHN THEOCHARIS
Divertimento in F (K 213) BERLIN PHILHARMONIC WIND ENSEMBLE. Record
From my youthful years I dreamed of raising the guitar from the sad artistic level in which it lay....
The first of five programmes of recordings by the great guitarist who died in June. Frescobaldi, arr Segovia Aria and Corrente Ponce Suite in A Sor Andantino
Rodrigo Fantasia para un gentilhombre
With SYMPHONY OF THE AIR'
ENRIQUE JORDA. Mono records Producer GARETH WALTERS
by ROGER NICHOLS opening Radio 3's season to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Ravel s deatn. October 1928: Roland-Manuel, friend and one-time student of Maurice Ravel , visits the master to conduct an interview.
Producer ARTHUR JOHNSON
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Alan Dudley John
Poulenc Four Christmas Motets Saint-Saens Oratorio de Noël SALLY BRADSHAW (soprano) CATHERINE DENLEY (meZZO) AMERAL GUNSON (contralto) MARTYN HILL (tenor)
STEPHEN ROBERTS (bass) RICHARD HICKOX SINGERS CITY OF LONDON SINFONIA conducted by RICHARD hickox (R)
by MALCOLM BURGESS
The first of six programmes Is There Pernod on Mars?
Not many people know that Jean Rhys was working on an epic science-fiction novel during the 1950s.
Read by Eleanor Bron
The first of six programmes played by RALPH KIRSHBAUM Suite No 1 in G (BWV 1007) Producer MISHA DONAT
led by RODNEY FRIEND conducted by ANDREW DAVIS BBC SINGERS
BBC SYMPHONY CHORUS director GARETH MORRELL direct from the Royal Festival Hall, London Debussy Nocturnes
Respighi Symphonic poem: The Pines of Rome
8.15* Looking over Shoulders
Colette's memories of Debussy and Ravel and company. Compiled and translated by MIKE STEER with Margaret Wolfit as Colette Producer DAVID JOHNSTON (R)
Ballet: Daphnis et
Chloe Mon oeuvre le plus important.
The Survival of the Symphony Six talks by Alexander Goehr 5: Let the People Sing
In democratic as well as totalitarian societies, composers have tried to link their music to an ideal of service. But neither Utopian aspirations nor politics are the way for composers to make music central to life.
To complement the fifth Reith Lecture, three varied responses to a concern with the spiritual aspects of music-making in the community.
Steve Reich Drumming: Part 1 STEVE REICH AND MUSICIANS
Carl Orff Schulwerk (excerpts) TOLZ BOYS' CHOIR AND INSTRUMENTAL
Kurt Weill Der Jasager (Mono) Opera in two acts based on a Japanese Noh play
Text by BERTOLT BRECHT Cast includes
DUSSELDORF CHILDREN'S CHORUS
AND CO/SIEGFRIED KOHLER. Records
The second of four programmes Suite in E minor (BWV 996)
MAGGIE COLE (lute-harpsichord) Prelude, Fugue and Allegro in E flat (bwv 998)
NIGEL NORTH (baroque lute) (R)
The first of five programmes this week containing vintage and modern recordings. Prelude No 3 in G minor (Mono: 1913): THE COMPOSER Barcarolle No 12 in E flat
JEAN PHILIPPE COLLARD
Barcarolle No 1 in A minor (Mono: 1913): THE COMPOSER Records
Series producer JANE BEVAN
Pakistan v England
Commentary from Karachi on the fifth and final day's play MWonly from 6.55