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: On Air

Music, news and weather with Andrew McGregor , including at approximately
7.05 German Three Dances
(Henry VIII )
Northern Sinfonia of England, conductor Richard Hickox
7.19 Elgar Serenade for strings in E minor, Op 20 London Philharmonic
Orchestra, conductor
Vernon Handley
7.32 Beethoven Quintet in E flat, Op 16
Heinz Holliger (oboe)
Eduard Brunner (clarinet) Radovan Vlatkovic (horn) Klaus Thunemann
Andras Schiff (piano)
8.05 Durufle Fugue sur le theme du carillon des heures, Op 12
John Scott (organ)
8.08 William Lawes
Fantasia-Suite No 4 in C
London Baroque
8.32 Schumann Papillons , Op 2
Sviatoslav Richter (piano) Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Unknown: Henry Viii
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Oboe: Heinz Holliger
Clarinet: Eduard Brunner
Horn: Radovan Vlatkovic
Bassoon: Klaus Thunemann
Piano: Andras Schiff
Unknown: John Scott
Unknown: William Lawes
Unknown: Schumann Papillons
Piano: Sviatoslav Richter

: Composer of the Week: Ravel

Ravel and the Orchestra
Paul Guinery presents works that began life as piano pieces and made remarkably successful transitions into orchestral showpieces.
Alborada del gracioso Montreal Symphony Orchestra, conductor
Charles Dutoit
Le Tombeau de Couperin New York Philharmonic
Orchestra, conductor
Pierre Boulez
Une barque sur f'océan Montreal Symphony Orchestra, conductor
Charles Dutoit
Valses nobles et sentimentales
Ulster Orchestra, conductor
Yan Pascal Tortelier


Unknown: Paul Guinery
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier

: Musical Encounters

with Chris de Souza.
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau sings songs from Schubert's Winterreise and David Owen
Norris plays Uszt's piano transcriptions of them. Also at approximately
10.00 Artist of the Week:
Tasmin Little (violin)
Elgar Violin Sonata in E minor, Op 82
Piers Lane (piano)
10.35 Scarlatti Sonata in C
(Kk465); Sonata in G (Kk522)
Christopher Kite (h'chord)
10.40 Delius Violin
Tasmin Little (violin)
Welsh National Orchestra/ Charles Mackerras
11.05 Brahms Four Songs, Op 17
BBC Singers/Simon Joly
11.25 Geoffrey Bush Symphony No 2
BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra, conductor Bryden Thomson


Unknown: Chris de Souza.
Unknown: David Owen
Unknown: Christopher Kite
Unknown: Charles MacKerras
Unknown: Geoffrey Bush
Conductor: Bryden Thomson

: 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 from yesterday


Unknown: Chris de Souza
Unknown: Olga Tverskaya

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conductor Martyn Brabbins Kathryn Stott (piano) Britten
Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge;
Piano Concerto


Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Piano: Kathryn Stott

: Edinburgh International Festival 1994

Mischa Maisky (cello)
Martha Argerich (piano) Beethoven
Cello Sonata in D, Op 102 No 2
Stravinsky Suite italienne Schumann
Fantasiestucke, Op 73 Shostakovich
Cello Sonata in B minor,
Op 40


Cello: Mischa Maisky
Piano: Martha Argerich

: Pride and Prejudice

A Celebration of Women
First of two programmes to mark the publication of the New Grove Dictionary of Women Composers.
Today, co-editor of the dictionary Julie Anne Sadie presents music from the 18th and 19th centuries by Maria Hester Park , Fanny Mendelssohn and Louise Farrenc
, played by members of the Ambache
Chamber Ensemble.
A Heavy Entertainment production


Unknown: Julie Anne Sadie
Unknown: Maria Hester Park
Unknown: Fanny Mendelssohn
Unknown: Louise Farrenc

: The Music Machine

A Fusion Reaction
Julian Gregory explores the successes and failures of music that tries to fuse styles, cultures, even centuries.


Unknown: Julian Gregory

: In Tune

Music and arts stories with Rodney Slatford whose guests include composer John Casken who talks about the Manchester
Composers Platform. Music includes
Schumann Overture:
Genoveva, Op 8
6.05 Heinichen
Concerto No 8 in C
7.05 Richardson Beachcomber
Producer Paul Hindmarsh


Unknown: Rodney Slatford
Unknown: John Casken
Unknown: Richardson Beachcomber
Producer: Paul Hindmarsh

: Ulisse

Luigi Dallapiccola's opera, written in 1968, is derived from Dante's version of Homer's poem, presenting Ulysses as a man in search of himself, a man of our times - a time of doubt and perennial enquiry. Sung in Italian.
BBC Singers
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis Rpt


Conductor: Andrew Davis
Ulysses: Alan Opie (baritone)
Calypso: Phyllis Bryn-Julson (soprano)
Penelope: Phyllis Bryn-Julson (soprano)
Nausicaa: Christine Whittlesey (soprano)
Circe: Sarah Walker (mezzo)
Melantho: Sarah Walker (mezzo)
King Alcinous: Norman Bailey (bar)
Anticlea: Elizabeth Laurence (mezzo)
Demodokos: Justin Lavender (tenor)
Tiresias: Justin Lavender (tenor)
Eumaeus: Neil Jenkins (tenor)
Antinoos: Nicholas Folwell (bar)
Eurymachos: Iain Paton (tenor)
Peisander: Stephen Gadd (bass)
Telemachus: Timothy Wilson (countertenor)
First maid: Anne-Marie Owens (mezzo)
Second maid: Valerie Nunns (soprano)
Lotus-eater: Helen Miles (soprano)

: In a Word

Five programmes in which Jeremy J Beadle considers major artistic movements of the modern period. 2: Symbolism
Rpt Next programme tomorrow


Unknown: Jeremy J Beadle

: Smetana's Dreams

Jitka Cechova (piano) plays the Six Character Pieces of 1875.


Piano: Jitka Cechova

: Night Waves

Tony Palmer has the very first review of the Royal
Shakespeare Company's A Christmas Carol, their first adaptation of Dickens since the highly acclaimed Nicholas Nickleby. Producer Neil Trevithick


Unknown: Tony Palmer
Unknown: Nicholas Nickleby.
Producer: Neil Trevithick

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conductor David Robertson
John Kenny (trombone) Bloch
Symphony for trombone and orchestra
Vaughan Williams Symphony No 6
Repeated tomorrow 12 noon


Conductor: David Robertson
Conductor: John Kenny

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