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: On Air

with Catriona Young.
7.05 Bach
Brandenburg Concerto No 2 inF(BWV1047)
7.30 Howells
Three Pieces, Op 28
7.50 Spohr Variations in B flat on a theme from "Alruna"
8.05 Berlioz
Overture: Le Corsaire
8.25 Purcell Portfolio:
Purcell A selection of songs
8.45 Humperdinck String Quartet in C, Op 30 No 1 Discs


Unknown: Catriona Young.

: Composers of the Week: The Court of Dresden

Presented by Jill Anderson. Johann Hasse Introitus;
Kyrie (Requiem in C)
Susanna Moncayo von Hase (contralto)
II Fondamento, conductor
Paul Dombrecht
Johann Pisendel
Sinfonia in B flat
Virtuosi Saxoniae. conductor Ludwig Guttler Sylvius Weiss Polonaise (Sonata in F)
Lutz Kirchhof (lute)
Johann Graun Concerto in G
Virtuosi Saxoniae/Guttler Carl Abel Two pieces Rainer Zipperling (viola da gamba) Jan Zelenka
Kyrie (Missa dei Filii)
Nancy Argenta (soprano) Stuttgart Chamber Choir
Tafelmusik Chamber Choir/ Frieder Bernius Discs


Presented By: Jill Anderson.
Contralto: Susanna Moncayo von Hase
Conductor: Paul Dombrecht
Conductor: Johann Pisendel
Conductor: Virtuosi Saxoniae.
Conductor: Ludwig Guttler
Conductor: Sylvius Weiss Polonaise
Unknown: Lutz Kirchhof
Unknown: Johann Graun

: Musical Encounters

with Andrew Lyle , including Purcell The Comical History of Don Quixote (excerpts) 10.Q5 Mozart String Quintet in D (K593)
10.45 Stravinsky Ebony Concerto
10.55 Strauss Don Quixote
11.40 Messager Solo de concours


Unknown: Andrew Lyle
Unknown: Don Quixote
Unknown: Strauss Don Quixote

: Voices

Repeated from yesterday 11.30pm

: Chamber Music from Manchester

from the Concert
Hall, New
Broadcasting House. Medici Quartet
Vaughan Williams String Quartet No 2 in A minor
Tavener The Hidden Treasure

: Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Peter Maxwell Davies
Duncan McTier (double bass) Edward Harper Intrada after Monteverdi
Maxwell Davies Double bass Concerto (Strathclyde Concerto No 7) Judith Weir
Isti mirant ...
Stella Maxwell Davies Suite:
Caroline Mathilde


Conductor: Peter Maxwell Davies
Bass: Edward Harper Intrada
Unknown: Maxwell Davies
Unknown: Judith Weir
Unknown: Stella Maxwell Davies
Unknown: Caroline Mathilde

: Mining the Archive

Time Regained
The Griller Quartet (1928-61) was the first international string quartet to emerge in Britain after the London
Quartet of the 1920s. In conversation with Stephen Plaistow , Duncan Druce talks about some of its recordings, including:
Haydn Quartet in D, Op 71 No 2
Mozart Adagio and Fugue in C minor (K 546)
Beethoven Quartet in F minor, Op 95 and Alan George , violist of the Fitzwilliam Quartet, remembers Sydney Griller. Also, the premiere of Alan Rawsthorne 's Second
Quartet, broadcast in 1954. A Cavendish production


Unknown: Stephen Plaistow
Talks: Duncan Druce
Talks: Alan George
Unknown: Alan Rawsthorne

: THE FORTIES Hits of the 40s

In the first of a six-part series, crime writer P D
James looks back to 1940: dancing with visiting airmen and listening to the French song J'attendrai.
Producer Andrea Kidd


Producer: Andrea Kidd

: Music of the Silk Road

This week Sara Nuttall and Ruth Davis present traditional songs and dances from medieval Baghdad, Persia and Turkmenistan.


Unknown: Sara Nuttall
Unknown: Ruth Davis

: The Music Machine

The Sampling Sessions 5: Pop v Classical?
Eliot Kennedy meets Ryan Wigglesworth and Roisin Murphy and introduces a performance of their new work.


Unknown: Eliot Kennedy
Unknown: Ryan Wigglesworth
Unknown: Roisin Murphy

: In Tune

with Jeremy Nicholas.
Sullivan Imperial March
6.03 C P E Bach Sinfonia
No 1 in D (Wq 183)
6.50 Dohnanyl Piano
Concerto No 2 in B minor Producer Anthony Cheevers


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas.
Producer: Anthony Cheevers

: THE FORTIES: Towards the Millennium

from Studio 1, Birmingham.
Ernst Kovacic (violin), David Owen Norris (piano)
Copland Violin Sonata
Schoenbwg Phantasy, Op 4 7

8.05 Catching the Eye
First of five programmes tracing the development of art and design in the 40s. Richard Cork looks at the impact of the War Artists' Advisory Committee, set up by Kenneth Clark , which propelled such artists as Henry Moore, Graham Sutherland, John Piper and Stanley Spencer into the public eye.

8.25 Bartok Sonata for solo violin
Krenek Violin Sonata


Piano: David Owen Norris
Unknown: Richard Cork
Unknown: Kenneth Clark
Unknown: Henry Moore
Unknown: Graham Sutherland
Unknown: Stanley Spencer
Unknown: Bartok Sonata

: Second Draft from Sagaland

5: Politics
From Thingvellir to the Althingi: Simon Armitage and Glyn Maxwell look at Icelandic government and interview the President.


Unknown: Simon Armitage
Unknown: Glyn Maxwell

: Music from Iceland

Gudmundur Emilsson , Head of Music of the Icelandic
National Broadcasting
Service, introduces pieces by two Icelandic composers: Jon Lelfs Hekla
Iceland SO/Zukofsky
Jon Nordal Concerto Lirico
Reykjavik CO/Zukofsky Producer Susan Roberts


Unknown: Gudmundur Emilsson
Unknown: Jon Lelfs Hekla

: Intersections

John Woolnch introduces the first of four programmes featuring unusual sequences of early and modern music. Tonight, the Composer's
Ensemble, conductor John Lubbock , perform Webem's Quartet, Op 22 and, with soprano Eileen Hulse , the Five Canons, Op 16; and the Hilliard Ensemble with lutenist Jacob Heringman perform music by Heinrich Isaac , the composer Webern studied for his doctorate.
A co-production between Radio 3 and Malcolm Bruno
Next programme tomorrow 9.45pm


Introduces: John Woolnch
Conductor: John Lubbock
Soprano: Eileen Hulse
Unknown: Hilliard Ensemble
Unknown: Jacob Heringman
Music By: Heinrich Isaac
Unknown: Malcolm Bruno

: THE FORTIES Friday Feature: War and Peace

First the hot war, then a cold one, filled with the rhetoric of peace. To fight - or to co-exist?
Archive recordings, music and interview conjure up the blow-hot blow-cold decade of the 1940s.
Producers Simon Elmes and Julian Hale


Producers: Simon Elmes
Producers: Julian Hale

: Midnight Oil

To the sound of John Cage 's prepared piano,
Alwynne Pritchard sets out into The
Perilous Night on a Mysterious Adventure with the Daughters of the Lonesome Isle and pianist Kate Ryder. Also, from the recent CD, the Kronos
Quartet play Mugam Sayagi by the Azerbaijani composer Franghto AU-Zadeti. Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: John Cage
Piano: Alwynne Pritchard
Pianist: Kate Ryder.
Unknown: Mugam Sayagi
Producer: Alan Hall

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