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with Andrew McGregor , including at approximately
7.05 Biber Partita No 3 in A
(Harmonia artificiosa-ariosa) Purcell Quartet
7.25 Geoffrey Bush Air and Round-O; Homage to Matthew Locke
English Chamber Orchestra Wind Ensemble
7.42 Dvorak
Rhapsody, Op 14
Slovak PO/Libor Pesek
8.05 Ravel La Valse
Mikhail Rudy (piano)
8.24 Verdi Pace, pace.... (La Forza del Destino)
Suzanne Murphy (soprano) Orchestra of Welsh National
Opera, conductor Julian Smith
8.39 Mozart Violin
Concerto No 3 in G (K216) Mayumi Fujikawa (violin) RPO/Walter Weller Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Unknown: Geoffrey Bush Air
Piano: Mikhail Rudy
Soprano: Suzanne Murphy
Conductor: Julian Smith
Violin: Mayumi Fujikawa

: Composer of the Week: Gluck

Gluck continued to experiment in his final operas - Iphigenie en Tauride and Echo et
Narcisse - leaving a legacy of dramatic stage works which influenced later generations. Presented by Gwen Hughes. Discs


Presented By: Gwen Hughes.

: Musical Encounters

from Cardiff with Michael McCarthy. Rossini Overture: 11
Barbiere di Siviglia
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Adrian Leaper
10.15 Rachmaninov
Salvation hath come
Voronezh Chamber Choir, conductor Oleg Shepel
10.20 Stravinsky Octet Columbia Jazz Ensemble, conducted by The Composer
10.35 Bach English Suite No 6 in D minor (BWV 811) Wilhelm Backhaus (piano)
11.00 Weill It never was you
Teresa Stratas (soprano) New York Chamber
Symphony Orchestra, conductor Gerard Schwarz
Weill Recordare
Tanglewood Festival Chorus, conductor John Oliver
11.25 Artist of the Week:
Carlos Kleiber (conductor) Beethoven
Symphony No 7 in A Vienna PO


Unknown: Michael McCarthy.
Conductor: Adrian Leaper
Conductor: Oleg Shepel
Piano: Wilhelm Backhaus
Soprano: Teresa Stratas
Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
Artist: John Oliver
Conductor: Carlos Kleiber

: Voices

Repeated from yesterday 11.30pm

: Mendelssohn Plus

The sixth in an eight-part series of lunchtime concerts from St George's, Brandon Hill , Bristol, presented by Lucy Longhurst. Jamie McDougall (tenor) Roger Vignoles (piano)
A programme of Heine and Eichendorff settings by Mendelssohn, Schumann and Wolf.
A Classic Arts production


Unknown: Brandon Hill
Presented By: Lucy Longhurst.
Tenor: Jamie McDougall
Piano: Roger Vignoles

: Schools

Music Course 1 - The
Starcatcher 2.15 Together Stories 2.30 Dance
Workshop 2.50 Poetry Corner

: BBC Philharmonic

conductor Vassily Sinaisky Mikhail Rudy (piano) Prokofiev
Piano Concerto No 2
Boris Tchaikovsky
Symphony No 2 (1967) (UK premiere)


Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky
Piano: Mikhail Rudy

: South Indian Temple Music

In conversation with travel-writer Alistair Shearer , singer and ethnomusicologist Durga Swaminatha presents and performs devotional hymns to Shiva and Vishnu, as well as Naga Swaram instrumental music and chants recorded in and around the ceremonies at
Shri Rangam, Jambukshektra, and other temples of the province of Tamil Nadu. Producer John Thornley


Singer: Alistair Shearer
Unknown: Durga Swaminatha
Unknown: Naga Swaram
Unknown: Tamil Nadu.
Producer: John Thornley

: The Music Machine

Elizabeth Parker , one of the composers working at the BBC Radiophonic
Workshop, talks to Tommy Pearson about her job. Producer Christina Pritchard


Unknown: Elizabeth Parker
Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Producer: Christina Pritchard

: In Tune

with Richard Baker.
Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Richard Baker.
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Ulster Orchestra

from the Ulster
Hall, Belfast.
Conductor Vernon Handley Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano) Lutoslawski
Overture for strings Rachmaninov
Piano Concerto No 1 in F sharp minor
8.25 The Prisoner of the Prisoner of Zenda
The Prisoner of Zenda, published 100 years ago, was an overnight success. Its unknown author,
Anthony Hope , became rich and famous - and went on to write many more novels. John Spurling asks why he has been forgotten.
8.45 Sibelius
Symphony No 2 in D


Conductor: Vernon Handley
Piano: Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Unknown: Anthony Hope
Unknown: John Spurling

: Are You Still Awake?

Last in Russell Davies 's series of 15-minute plays set in bed, with real-life couples cast as couples. Episode 5, with Diana Quick and Bill Nighy.
Stealing away from an overnight sitting at the House, an MP just has time to pop back to the flat in Dolphine Square.


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Diana Quick
Unknown: Bill Nighy.
Unknown: Dolphine Square.

: Magnificat

Last in the series.
Lassus's Magnificat setting based on the madrigal
"Anchor che col partire" by his fellow musician from the Low Countries, Cipriano de Rore. Tallis Scholars, director Peter Phillips Rpt


Unknown: Cipriano de Rore.
Director: Peter Phillips

: Gainsborough Quartet

Elizabeth Wilcock and Margaret Faultless (violins) Nicholas Logie (viola) Timothy Mason (cello) Haydn
Quartet in G, Op 64 No 4; Quartet in D, Op 71 No 2 Rpt


Unknown: Elizabeth Wilcock
Viola: Nicholas Logie
Cello: Timothy Mason

: Friday Feature: Harrison Birtwistle at 60

The Mask of Orpheus
Birtwistle has always been fascinated by Greek drama. Several of his pieces are based on the ritual and formal divisons of Greek tragedy; his opera The Mask of Orpheus is perhaps his most thoroughgoing exploration of the Greek myth. But more than that,
Birtwistle's music seems to aspire to the condition of ancient Greek drama; to effect a similar response in the audience through purely musical means. As part of Radio 3's celebration of Birtwistle's
60th birthday year,
Stephen Plaistow explores the relationship between music, drama and ritual in his work, in conversation with composers, performers, directors, librettists and other artistic collaborators who have worked with him.
Producer Christopher Marshall See also Monday 9.30pm


Unknown: Stephen Plaistow
Producer: Christopher Marshall

: Midnight Oil

Piano Circus in Concert
Music for six pianists from three continents recorded at the Palace Theatre,
London last month.
Sarah Walker introduces a new work, Slow Lorries
Merging, by Jane Gardner , Kneeling Dance by Kevin Volans and David Lang 's Face So Pale.
Producer Alan Hall


Introduces: Sarah Walker
Unknown: Jane Gardner
Unknown: Kevin Volans
Unknown: David Lang
Producer: Alan Hall

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