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: On Air

Music, news and weather with Andrew McGregor
7.05 Vivaldi Lute Concerto in D (RV93)
Paul O'Dette (lute)
Parley of Instruments, director Roy Goodman
7.20 Malcolm Arnold
Sinfonietta No 1
London Festival Orchestra, conductor Ross Pople
7.32 Mozart Concerto for flute and harp in C (K299) William Bennet (flute) Osian Ellis (harp)
English Chamber Orchestra
8.05 lbert Bacchanale
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conductor Louis Fremaux
8.25 Kreisler Liebesfreud ; Schön
Rosmarin Arthur Grumiaux (violin)
Riccardo Castagnone (piano)
8.40 Morton Gould Latin American Symphonette Utah Symphony Orchestra, conductor Maurice Abravanel


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Unknown: Paul O'Dette
Director: Roy Goodman
Conductor: Ross Pople
Flute: William Bennet
Harp: Osian Ellis
Conductor: Louis Fremaux
Conductor: Kreisler Liebesfreud
Violin: Rosmarin Arthur Grumiaux
Piano: Riccardo Castagnone
Piano: Morton Gould
Conductor: Maurice Abravanel

: Composer of the Week: Gounod

Presented by Roger Nichols.
Aux bruits lourds des marteaux (Philemon et Baucis)
Pol Plançon (bass) Mélodie No 6
Barry Tuckwell (horn)
Daniel Blumenthal (piano) Mireille (excerpts)
A rustic tale of true love and jealousy based on an old Provençal verse, for which Gounod provided a variety of endings to suit the occasion. A selection of recordings sung by Renee Doria , Robert Massard , Michel Sénéchal, Aime Doniat ,
Christiane Stuzmann and Adrien Legros.


Presented By: Roger Nichols.
Horn: Barry Tuckwell
Piano: Daniel Blumenthal
Sung By: Renee Doria
Sung By: Robert Massard
Unknown: Aime Doniat
Unknown: Christiane Stuzmann
Unknown: Adrien Legros.

: Musical Encounters

From Belfast with Stephanie Hughes , including
Debussy Prélude a Vapres-midi d'un faune
10.10 Stravinsky
Symphonies of Wind
10.20 Poulenc Organ Concerto
Thomas Trotter (organ)
Ulster Orchestra, conductor Tadaaki Otaka
10.45 Artist of the Week:
Francis Poulenc (piano) accompanies Pierre Bernac (baritone) in songs by Debussy and Chabrier
10.50 Rossini
Overture: Semiramide
11.03 Britten Matinees musicales, Op 24
11.32 Stravinsky Jeu de cartes
Ulster Orchestra, conductor Tadaaki Otaka


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Unknown: Thomas Trotter
Artist: Tadaaki Otaka
Piano: Francis Poulenc
Baritone: Pierre Bernac
Unknown: Britten Matinees
Unknown: Stravinsky Jeu
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka

: Ensemble

The chamber music programme continues its series coupling Dvorak's last seven string quartets with quartets by Haydn. Stamic Quartet
Haydn String Quartet in D, Op 64 No 5 (Lark)
Dvorak String Quartet in C, Op 61

: News

: The BBC Orchestras BBC Philharmonic

conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
James Mac Donald Reid
Igor Oistrakh (violin) Maxwell Davies
An Orkney Wedding with Sunrise
Violin Concerto in D
Symphony No 10


Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Conductor: James Mac Donald Reid
Violin: Igor Oistrakh
Violin: Maxwell Davies

: Howard Ferguson at 85

The second of two programmes in which
Howard Ferguson and some of his friends and pupils talk to Paul Spicer about his varied and distinguished career as composer, pianist, scholar and cook, and introduce performances of his music, including Partita
London Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Richard Hickox
Five Bagatelles
Clifford Benson (piano) Piano Concerto
Howard Shelley (piano) City of London Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox Amore Langueo Martyn Hill (tenor)
City of London Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox


Unknown: Howard Ferguson
Unknown: Paul Spicer
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Piano: Clifford Benson
Piano: Howard Shelley
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Conductor: Amore Langueo
Tenor: Martyn Hill
Conductor: Richard Hickox

: In Tune

Music, news, interviews and arts stories from
Producer Jeremy Hayes


Producer: Jeremy Hayes

: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra

conductor Paul Daniel
Emanuel Ax (piano) George Benjamin
Ringed by the flat horizon
Beethoven Piano
Concerto No 3 in C minor
Rachmaninov Symphony No 3 in A minor


Conductor: Paul Daniel
Piano: George Benjamin

: The Marquesa's Memoirs

Tonight, the Marquesa de Cadaval remembers two great keyboard artists, while another can be heard in the background in Piano Trio. With recorded musical excerpts.

: Among the Voices

The BBC Singers and conductor Simon Joly give the broadcast premieres of three new choral works.
With Sioned Williams (harp) Bernard Rands ... among the voices ...
Robin Walker Nocturne of the Dancer to His Belovea
Peter Eotvos Three
Madrigal Comedies


Conductor: Simon Joly
Harp: Bernard Rands
Unknown: Robin Walker Nocturne

: Keyboard a la King

Nat King Cole's burgeoning success as a popular singer forced him to abandon the piano and jazz, and his last jazz recordings in 1956 were colourless, in spite of the presence of Harry Edison and Stuff Smith.
In the last of the series,
Max Harrison concentrates on the more impressive sessions of 1955, and the quintet recordings of 1952.


Unknown: Stuff Smith.
Unknown: Max Harrison

: Night Waves

The world premiere of Escape at Sea, a dance piece by Second Strides, inspired by stories of old Russia, and Chekov's The
Seagull. And a discussion of a major new anthology of 20th-century Russian poetry. With Christopher Cook. Producer Trevor Showier


Unknown: Christopher Cook.
Producer: Trevor Showier

: Voices

Radio 3's regular song recital series, presented by lain Burnside .
Schumann 6 Gesange, Op 89
Ruud van der Meer (baritone) Rudolf Jansen (piano)
Mendelssohn Neue Liebe, Opl 9 a No 4
Suleika, Op 34 No Suleika, Op 57No
Es weiss und rat es doch keiner, Op 99 No Ferne, Op 9 No 9
Die Liebende schreibe, Op 86 No Pagenlied
Barbara Bonney (soprano) Geoffrey Parsons (piano) Schumann
7 Gedichte, Op 90
Ruud van der Meer (baritone) Rudolf Jansen (piano)


Presented By: Lain Burnside
Baritone: Ruud van Der Meer
Piano: Rudolf Jansen
Soprano: Barbara Bonney
Piano: Geoffrey Parsons
Baritone: Ruud van Der Meer
Piano: Rudolf Jansen

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