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Music, news and weather with Andrew McGregor , including at approximately
7.05 Bax Winter Waters
Eric Parkin (piano)
7.12 Telemann Recorder
Concerto in C
Peter Holtstag (recorder) Parley of Instruments, conductor Peter Holman
7.32 Quartet Collection: Haydn
String Quartet in E flat, Op 17 No 3
Aeolian Quartet
8.05 Viviani Sonata for trumpet and organ in C Maurice Andre (trumpet) Hedwig Bilgram (organ)
English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Charles Mackerras
8.25 Schubert Erlkonig
Bryn Terfel (baritone)
Malcolm Martineau (piano) 8.40 Grieg Holberg Suite,
Op 40
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Piano: Eric Parkin
Unknown: Peter Holtstag
Conductor: Peter Holman
Unknown: Maurice Andre
Unknown: Hedwig Bilgram
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Baritone: Bryn Terfel
Piano: Malcolm Martineau

: Composer of the Week: Gluck

The beginnings of Gluck's operatic reform came with a ballet, Don Juan , but the real thing soon followed in Orfeo ed Euridice, a milestone in opera history. Presented by Gwen Hughes. Discs


Unknown: Don Juan
Presented By: Gwen Hughes.

: Musical Encounters

from Cardiff with Michael McCarthy.
Bach English Suite No 2 in A minor (BWV 807) Wanda Landowska
10.20 Lutoslawski Livre pour orchestre
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk
10.45 Blow Salvator mundi
Monteverdi Choir
English Baroque Soloists, conductor
John Eliot Gardiner
10.50 Walton March:
Crown Imperial
Eastman Wind Ensemble, conductor Frederick Fennell
11.00 Lully Passacaille (Armide)
Collegium Vocale
La Chapelle Royale, director Philippe Herreweghe
11.20 Capiet Les Prières
Ensemble Musique Oblique
11.30 Artist of the Week:
Carlos Kleiber (conductor) Beethoven Symphony No 4 in B flat
Bavarian State Orchestra


Unknown: Michael McCarthy.
Harpsichord: Wanda Landowska
Harpsichord: Lutoslawski Livre
Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Conductor: Frederick Fennell
Director: Philippe Herreweghe
Conductor: Carlos Kleiber
Armide: Guillemette Laurens (mezzo)
Renaud: Howard Crook (tenor)

: Music Restored

Chris de Souza introduces another programme from the current season of Radio
3 early music invitation concerts recorded at the Royal College of Music, London. This week The
Lute's Delight - the Dowland Consort, director
Jakob Lindberg , perform English and Italian music for lute consort.
Repeated from yesterday


Introduces: Chris de Souza
Director: Jakob Lindberg

: Silvestrov

Symphony No 5
Symphony Orchestra of the Kiev Tchaikovsky State
Conservatoire, conductor Roman Kofman Discs

: Schools

Playtime 2.15 Time to Move 2.35 Listen!

: New Voices, New Choices

The last of four . programmes devoted to music by leading composers of the Confederation of Independent States.
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Tadaaki Otaka
Alexander Grinberg Carillon (first UK performance)
Sofia Gubaidulina Pro et contra (first UK performance)


Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Conductor: Alexander Grinberg Carillon

: Beethoven's Opus 5

The first of two programmes featuring Beethoven's earliest sonatas for cello and piano. Sebastian Comberti (cello) Carole Cerasi (fortepiano) Hummel Variazioni alia
Beethoven Sonata in F,
Op 5 No 1
Second programme Thursday


Cello: Sebastian Comberti
Cello: Carole Cerasi
Unknown: Hummel Variazioni

: The Music Machine

Tommy Pearson meets the BEAST at Birmingham
University and together with some students he uncovers the mysteries of electro-acoustic music.
Producer Christina Pritchard


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Producer: Christina Pritchard

: In Tune

Music and arts events from
Cardiff with Nicola Heywood-Thomas
, including Mozart Overture: Le Nozze di Figaro
6.30 Ries Piano Concerto in C sharp minor
7.03 Sarasate Jota Navarra
Producer Gwawr Owen


Unknown: Nicola Heywood-Thomas
Producer: Gwawr Owen

: Pebble Mill

from Studio One,
Pebble Mill.
Marc-Andre Hamelin
Wagner, arr Uszt
Overture: Tannhauser
Variations on a theme of Handel, Op 24
8.15 Who Was Alkan?
Although Valentin Alkan was one of the leading piano virtuosos of the 19th century, his output as'a composer of piano works has been largely overlooked by his own and subsequent generations.
Alkan's biographer, pianist Ronald Smith with Marc-
Andre Hamelin and John
Lenehan put the record straight and place Alkan on the musical map.
8.35 Alkan
Concerto for solo piano


Piano: Marc-Andre Hamelin
Unknown: Valentin Alkan
Pianist: Ronald Smith
Unknown: Andre Hamelin

: Are You Still Awake?

A series of 15-minute plays set in bed, with real-life couples cast as fictional couples.
Episode 2 features Natasha Pyne and Paul Copley suffering a cold night under canvas on Snowdon.
Next programme, with Imelda Staunton and Jim Carter , tomorrow 9.00pm


Unknown: Natasha Pyne
Unknown: Paul Copley
Unknown: Imelda Staunton
Unknown: Jim Carter

: Magnificat

Lassus's Magnificat setting composed around the well-known stock bass-line, the "Aria de un sonetto".
Tallis Scholars, director Peter Phillips
Rpt Next programme Thursday


Director: Peter Phillips

: Music for Guitar

Alexander Swete (guitar)
Vllla-Lobos Concert studies, Nos 6, 11 and 12 Paganini Grand sonata Britten Nocturnal
Next programme tomorrow


Guitar: Alexander Swete

: Night Waves

Blues in the night: Tony Palmer investigates the power of the music which was born in rural poverty in the American Deep South and now provides the soundtrack of countless international commercials.
Producer Jerome Weatheraid


Unknown: Tony Palmer
Producer: Jerome Weatheraid

: Ustvol'skaya and Karetnikov

Presented by David Fanning. Ustvol'skaya
Symphony No 1
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Martin Brabbins
Symphony No 4
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Alexander Lazarev
Repeated tomorrow 12 noon


Presented By: David Fanning.
Conductor: Martin Brabbins
Conductor: Alexander Lazarev

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