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: On Air

with Andrew McGregor.
7.05 Kodaly
Dances of Galanta
Czecho-Slovak Radio SO, conductor Adrian Leaper
7.20 Brahms Scherzo in E flat minor, Op 4
Stephen Kovacevich (piano)
7.32 Byrd
Mass for five voices
Tallis Scholars/Peter Phillips
8.05 Bernstein Three
Dance Episodes (On the Town)
Israel Philharmonic
Orchestra/The Composer
8.26 Dowland
Time stands still
Emma Kirkby (soprano) Anthony Rooley (lute)
8.32 Quartet Collection:
Haydn String Quartet in A, Op 20 No 5 (Sun)
Juilliard Quartet Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Conductor: Adrian Leaper
Piano: Stephen Kovacevich

: Composer of the Week: Ravel

Ravel and the Orchestra
Presented by Paul Guinery. Yan Pascal Tortelier talks about his own orchestration of Ravel's Piano Trio.
Piano Concerto for the Left
Jean-Philippe Collard (piano) BBC Philharmonic, conductor
Yan Pascal Tortelier
Ravel, orch Torteller Trio BBC Philharmonic, conductor
Yan Pascal Tortelier


Presented By: Paul Guinery.
Talks: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier

: Midweek Choice

with Susan Sharpe , including
Quitter Children's Overture Light Music Society Orchestra, conductor
Vivian Dunn
10.10 Tippett Heart's Assurance
Peter Pears (tenor)
Noel Mewton-Wood (piano)
10.30 Rubbra Soliloquy for cello and orchestra, Op 57 Rohan de Saram (cello) London Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley
10.45 Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf Oleg and Gabriel Prokofiev (narrators)
New London Orchestra, conductor Ronald Corp
11.20 Widor Symphony No 3 in E minor
Paul Wisskirchen (organ) Philharmonia Hungarica, conductor Volker Hempfling Discs
REQUESTS: Midweek Choice. BBC Radio 3. Broadcasting House. London W1A 1AA or telephone [number removed]


Unknown: Susan Sharpe
Conductor: Vivian Dunn
Tenor: Peter Pears
Piano: Noel Mewton-Wood
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Conductor: Prokofiev Peter
Unknown: Wolf Oleg
Unknown: Paul Wisskirchen
Conductor: Volker Hempfling

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Repeated from yesterday 11.30pm

: Concert Hall

from the Wigmore Hall, London.
Oliver Widmer (baritone) Roger Vignoles (piano) Beethoven
An die feme Geliebte, Op 98
Kerner-Lieder, Op 35


Baritone: Oliver Widmer
Piano: Roger Vignoles

: Music of the Americas

The Arrival of the Viceroy Ivan Moody begins his exploration of the musical tradition of the New World by examining how the Spanish transplanted their own culture to the lands they conquered.
With music by Padilla,
Guerrero, Lienas, Heredia and Victoria.
Producer Graham Dixon


Unknown: Ivan Moody
Producer: Graham Dixon

: Record Review

with Richard Osborne.
Building a Library
Berg's Lyric Suite by Peter PauiNash.
Revised rpt from Sat 9.00am


Unknown: Richard Osborne.
Unknown: Peter Pauinash.

: Choral Vespers

from Westminster
Introit: Trahe me post te (Victoria)
Deus in adiutorium
Office hymn: Praeclara custos virginem (plainsong) Psalms: 112, 147
New Testament Canticle:
Ephesians 1 w 3-10 (in falsibordone)
Reading: Romans 8 w 26-39 Responsary: Exaltabo te, Domine (Palestrina)
Homily: The Right Reverend Monsignor George Stack Magnificat octavi toni (Morales)
Motet: Tota pulchra es, Maria (Bruckner)
Organ Voluntary: Ave maris stella (Tournemire, trans Durufle)
Master of music
James O'Donnell
Organist Joseph Cullen


Organist: James O'Donnell
Organist: Joseph Cullen

: The Music Machine

Technicolor Tunes
Julian Gregory travels through sonic landscapes to find out how music accurately defines abstract images.


Unknown: Julian Gregory

: In Tune

Richard Baker plays a selection of music including lbert Symphonic Suite: Paris
6.03 Rossini Signor , una parola (La Cenerentola)
6.30 Mascagni Cherry Duet (L'Amico Fritz)
7.03 Weber Alia Polacca
(Clarinet Concerto No 2 in E flat)
Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Richard Baker
Unknown: Rossini Signor
Producer: Ray Abbott

: English Chamber Orchestra

from the Barbican
Hall, London.
Conductor Christoph Eschenbach
Steven Isserlis (cello)
Haydn Symphony No 85 in B flat (La Reine) Schumann
Cello Concerto in A minor
8.20 A Prague Tale by Jan Neruda
Stephen Moore reads A
Beggar Brought to Ruin by the 19th-century Czech writer Jan Neruda , whose bitter-sweet stories are all set in the Little Quarter of Prague.
8.40 Dvorak
Silent Woods
Mozart Symphony No 41 in C (Jupiter)


Conductor: Christoph Eschenbach
Cello: Steven Isserlis
Unknown: Jan Neruda
Unknown: Stephen Moore
Unknown: Jan Neruda

: In a Word

Five programmes in which Jeremy J Beadle considers major artistic movements of the modern period. 3: Expressionism
Rpt Next programme tomorrow


Unknown: Jeremy J Beadle

: Clarinet and Piano

Fiona Cross (clarinet) Kathryn Page (piano)
Schumann Fantasiestucke , Op 73 Diana Burrell
Bright Herald of the Morning Reger
Sonata in A flat, Op 49 Rpt


Piano: Schumann Fantasiestucke

: Ringlets

1: Das
Rheingold Wagner went on a bit. Hear the Ring Cycle reduced to size. Needless characters have been eliminated, Jimi Hendrix plays the motifs but the essentials remain.
Composers: Rex Brough and Richard Wagner The cast: David Holt
Written and produced by Matt Thompson
Das Rheingold is tomorrow's Opera Matinee 1.00pm


Unknown: Rheingold Wagner
Unknown: Jimi Hendrix
Unknown: Richard Wagner
Unknown: David Holt
Produced By: Matt Thompson
Produced By: Das Rheingold

: Night Waves

The pleasures of "The
Painted Page": Lisa Jardine reports on a lavish exhibition of illuminated books from Renaissance Italy. And Grimm's fairy tales are reworked for the stage by the poet Carol Ann Duffy.
Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Lisa Jardine
Unknown: Carol Ann Duffy.
Producer: Robyn Read

: Ensemble

This week, Jill Anderson presents the first of two recitals of French string music.
Poulenc Violin Sonata
Faure Berceuse, Op 16
Franck Violin Sonata in A
Krzysztof Smietana (violin) John Blakely (piano)
Repeated tomorrow 12 noon


Unknown: Jill Anderson
Violin: Krzysztof Smietana
Piano: John Blakely

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