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: On Air

Music, news, weather and arts news with Andrew Lyle , including: Biber
Sonata (Sancti Polycarpi)
Gerard Schwartz (trumpet) New York Trumpet Ensemble
7.35 Verdi
Willow Song (Otello)
Renata Tebaldi (soprano) Orchestra of St Cecilia
Academy of Rome/ Alberto Erede
8.00 Elgar
Serenade for strings Sinfonia of London/ John Barbirolli
8.30 Haydn
Symphony No 23 in G Academy of Ancient Music/Christopher Hogwood. Records


Unknown: Andrew Lyle
Unknown: Gerard Schwartz
Soprano: Renata Tebaldi
Unknown: Alberto Erede
Unknown: John Barbirolli

: Composer of the Week

Introduced by Susan Sharpe. Variations on a theme by Robert Schumann , Op 23 Bracha Eden and Alexander Tamir (pianos) Piano Quintet in F minor, Op 34
Peter Frankl (piano)
Lindsay Quartet. Records


Introduced By: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Robert Schumann
Unknown: Bracha Eden
Pianos: Alexander Tamir
Piano: Peter Frankl
Piano: Lindsay Quartet.

: Twentysomethings

Mozart Horn Concerto
No 2 in E flat (K417) Dennis Brain (horn)
Philharmonia/Walter Susskind (Mono)
10.14 Grieg
Fra Monte Pincio; En svane; Varen
Solveig Kringelborn (soprano)
Royal Stockholm PO/Gennady
10.30 Ysaye
Sonata in D minor, Op 27 No
Joshua Bell (violin)
10.38 Prokofiev Piano
Concerto No 1 in Dflat Andrei Gavrilov (piano) LSO/Simon Rattle
10.52 Rimsky-Korsakov Octave; The wave breaks into spray, The clouds scatter
Borodin For the shores of your distant homeland Dmitry Hvorostovsky (baritone)
Mikhail Arkadiev (piano)
11.05 Saint-Saens
Sonata No 1 in D minor, Op 75
Joshua Bell (violin)
Roger Vignoles (piano)
11.30 Dvorak Serenade in D minor for wind
Chamber Orchestra of Europe/
Alexander Schneider


Horn: Dennis Brain

: News

: Chamber Music from Manchester

live from the Concert Hall, New Broadcasting House. Todd Crow (piano)
Krenek Five Pieces, Op 39 Schubert Sonata in A minor (D845)


Piano: Todd Crow

: Youth Orchestras of the World

Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands conductor
Alexander Vakoulsky
A concert recorded at the 1992 Aberdeen
International Youth
Festival, introduced by members of the orchestra.
Kees Olthuis/owr de fête Tchaikovsky
Violin Concerto in D
Daniel Rowland (violin) Shostakovich
Symphony No 5


Conductor: Alexander Vakoulsky
Violin: Daniel Rowland

: Dallapiccola

Tartiniana Seconda
Marco Rizzi (violin) Dallapiccola
Ensemble/Luigi Suvini Record


Unknown: Tartiniana Seconda
Violin: Marco Rizzi

: Land of the Lime Tree

The second of two programmes in which Mojca Belak presents traditional songs and dances from Slovenia.


Unknown: Mojca Belak
Producer: John Thornley

: In Tune

Music, news, interviews and a look forward to the weekend with Richard Baker , whose guest is the oboist Nicholas Daniel. Producer Andrew Mussett


Unknown: Richard Baker
Unknown: Nicholas Daniel.
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Joanna MacGregor (piano) Cynthia Miller (ondes martenot) conductor
Mark Wigglesworth live from the Royal
Festival Hall, London.
The Dutch composer Louis Andriessen , subject of a recent BBCtv documentary, talks to
Nicholas Kenyon before the first UK performance of his powerful work for wind and percussion, whose title means
Andriessen De Snelheid
7.50 Messiaen and the Tristan Myth
Paul Griffiths talks about the trilogy of works which Messiaen wrote around the myth of Tristan, which includes the TurangalOa Symphony.
Messiaen TurangalHa-symphonie


Piano: Cynthia Miller
Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth
Unknown: Louis Andriessen
Unknown: Nicholas Kenyon
Talks: Paul Griffiths
Unknown: Messiaen Turangalha-Symphonie

: Curtain Up: Stiffelio

Tomorrow evening, Radio 3 relays Verdi's Stiffelio from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, with Jose Carreras in the title role. Hugh Macpherson asks Carreras, Sir Edward Downes and the Verdi scholar Roger Parker why the opera, composed just before Rigoletto, remained virtually unknown until this revival.
Producer Daniel Snowman
("Stiffelio" tomorrow evening


Unknown: Jose Carreras
Unknown: Hugh MacPherson
Unknown: Sir Edward Downes
Unknown: Roger Parker
Producer: Daniel Snowman

: Purcell Simfony

Biber Sonatas Nos 6, 8, 9 and 11 (Sonatae tam arts quam Aulis Servientes)
William Young Sonata for four violins; Sonata for three violins and bass
Schmelzer Lamento sopra la morte Ferdinandi III;
Sonata No 11 in five parts (Sacro-Profanus Concentus Musicus, 1622)


Unknown: William Young Sonata
Bass: Schmelzer Lamento

: Blue Skies

Altered States
Steve Jones bends his mind to the altered states that fascinate scientists and artists alike.
Producer Peter Croasdale


Unknown: Steve Jones
Producer: Peter Croasdale

: Midnight Oil

Drums beat out ritual pulses and marimbas conjure rain in this concert by Kroumata Percussion, recorded last December during the Tender Is the North festival in the Barbican Hall, London.
Introduced by Alan Hall. Takemitsu Raintree
Wallin Stonewave
Edlund Earth
Sandstrom Drums Producer Philip Tagney


Introduced By: Alan Hall.
Producer: Philip Tagney

: News

: Night School

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