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with Andrew McGregor.
7.05 Advent Chant:
0 Sapientia
Pro Cantione Antiqua , conductor James O'Donnell
7.10 J C Bach Sinfonia in E flat, Op 18 No 1
Collegium Aureum
7.32 Quartet Collection: Haydn Quartet in F minor, Op 20 No 5 (Sun) Salomon Quartet
8.05 Wagner Prelude (Die
Meistersinger von Niirnberg) Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Bernard Haitink
8.23 Mendelssohn
Winterlied, Op 19 No 3; Erster Lust, Op 99 No 1
Barbara Bonney (soprano) Geoffrey Parsons (piano)
8.34 Respighi Feste Romane
NYPO/Giuseppe Sinopoli Producer Andrew McGregor Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Conductor: Cantione Antiqua
Conductor: James O'Donnell
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Soprano: Barbara Bonney
Piano: Geoffrey Parsons
Piano: Respighi Feste

: Composer of the Week: Maurice Ravel

Ravel and the Orchestra
Paul Guinery presents three works that are something of a rarity among the composer's output - they all appeared originally in orchestral form.
Rapsodie espagnole Montreal Symphony Orchestra, conductor
Charles Dutoit La Valse
New York PO/Pierre Boulez Bolero
CBSO/Simon Rattle
Producer Christina Pritchard


Unknown: Paul Guinery
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Unknown: Boulez Bolero
Producer: Christina Pritchard

: Musical Encounters

with Chris de Souza including Elgar Introduction and Allegro BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis
10.15 Artist of the Week:
Tasmin Little (violin)
Mozart Violin Sonata in B flat (K454)
Piers Lane (piano)
10.40 Haydn
Symphony No 1 in D
Hanover Band, director Roy Goodman
10.50 Brahms Three
Motets, Op 110
BBC Singers/Simon Joly
11.00 Arnold Cooke
Clarinet Quintet
Thea King (clarinet) Britten Quartet
11.20 Schubert, trans Liszt Gute Nacht; Die
Nebensonnen (Winterreise) David Owen Norris (piano)
11.40 Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending Tasmin Little (violin)
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis
Producer Chris de Souza


Unknown: Chris de Souza
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Violin: Tasmin Little
Director: Roy Goodman

: Impresario!

Geoffrey Baskerville ends his journey into the colourful world of the 19th-century operatic impresario with music by Bizet,
Massenet and Gounod. Series producer Simon Lord Discs


Unknown: Geoffrey Baskerville
Producer: Simon Lord

: BBC Lunchtime Concert

from St John 's,
Smith Square. Endellion Quartet with Robert Cohen (cello) Schubert Quintet in C (D956)
Repeated next Sunday 6.30pm


Unknown: St John
Cello: Robert Cohen

: BBC National Orchestra of Wales

conductor Tadaaki Otaka
John Lill (piano)
Mendelssohn Overture:
Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage
Brahms Piano Concerto No
1 in D minor
Beethoven Symphony No 5 in C minor


Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Piano: John Lill

: Calgary International Organ Festival 1994

In the second of three programmes William Robson introduces performances from the semi-final rounds.
Buxtehude Toccata in F
(BuxWV 156)
Bach Prelude and Fugue in A minor (BWV 543) J C Henry Benthos Franck
Chorale No 2 in B minor


Introduces: William Robson

: Strange Arrangement

In this third programme, composer, pianist and band-leader Carla Bley talks to Alan Plater about her large-scale opera Escalator over the Hill, with a libretto by poet Paul Haines , which she completed in 1973. Repeated Thursday 10.15pm


Talks: Carla Bley
Unknown: Alan Plater
Unknown: Paul Haines

: The Music Machine

Julian Gregory presents an eclectic mixture of unusual sounds each day this week. The Chill Factor, today's mix, focuses on the psychology and magic used by composers.
Producer Mark Rowlinson


Unknown: Julian Gregory
Producer: Mark Rowlinson

: In Tune

with Andrew Green.
Bach Fugue in G (BWV 577)
6.03 Schumann Hymn of the Spirits of Arimanes (Manfred)
6.45 Parry Symphonic Variations
7.03 Moszkowski
Nouvelles danses espagnoles
Producer Andrew Mussett


Unknown: Andrew Green.
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: Mainly Mozart

Barbara Hendricks joins the Scottish Chamber
Orchestra, conductor
Ion Marin , for a programme of Mozart and Mendelssohn.
Mozart Overture:
Idomeneo; Padre, germani addio; Zeffiretti lusinghieri (Idomeneo);
Symphony No 29 in A;
Or sai chi I'onore; Non mi dir (Don Giovanni )
Mendelssohn Symphony No 4 in A (Italian)
Sponsored by the Royal Bank of Scotland
See also Thursday 7.30pm


Unknown: Barbara Hendricks
Conductor: Ion Marin
Unknown: Don Giovanni

: In a Word

Five programmes in which Jeremy J Beadle considers major artistic movements of the modern period. 1: Impressionism Rpt
Next programme tomorrow 9.55pm


Unknown: Jeremy J Beadle

: Harrison Birtwistle at 60

The first of a short series in which Stephen Plaistow introduces music by Birtwistle along with pieces which have influenced the composer's style.
1: Down by the Greenwood Side
Today's context is not perhaps the first to spring to mind: the English Pastoral Tradition.
Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a theme of Thomas
BBC SO, conductor Andrew Davis
Birtwistle Melencolia I
Antony Pay (clarinet) London Sinfonietta, conductor Oliver Knussen
Hoist Egdon Heath BBC SO, conductor
Andrew Davis
Birtwistle Silbury Air London Sinfonietta, conductor Elgar Howarth


Conductor: Andrew Davis
Conductor: Birtwistle Melencolia
Conductor: Oliver Knussen
Conductor: Hoist Egdon Heath
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Conductor: Elgar Howarth

: Mixing It

Robert Sandall and Mark Russell present a unique mix of musical styles and influences, including an . interview with guitarist Bill Frisell about his blend of jazz, rock and avant-garde styles and his latest project, Go West, a soundtrack for Buster Keaton silent films.
Producer Philip Tagney


Unknown: Robert Sandall
Unknown: Mark Russell
Guitarist: Bill Frisell
Unknown: Buster Keaton
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Music Restored

Chris de Souza presents the last in the current season of Radio 3 early music invitation concerts.
The Beethoven String Trio perform Beethoven's Trio in D, Op 9 No 2 and are joined by fortepianist Olga Tverskaya for a rare performance of a contemporary piano quartet arrangement of Mozart's
Quintet for piano and winds (K452).
Repeated tomorrow 12 noon


Unknown: Chris de Souza
Unknown: Olga Tverskaya

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