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: On Air

with Andrew McGregor.
7.05 Gregorian chant Salve, festa dies
7.19 Vaughan Williams Norfolk Rhapsody No 1
7.32 Mozart Serenade in G
(K525) (Eine kleine Nachtmusik)
8.05 Stravinsky Scherzo fantastique, Op 3
8.19 Rachmaninov 0 cease thy singing, maiden fair
8.45 Rimsky-Korsakov Piano Concerto in C sharp minor Producer Andrew Lyle Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Stravinsky Scherzo
Producer: Andrew Lyle Discs

: Composer of the Week: The Private World of J S Bach

Presented by Nick Morgan. 1: At Home: Practice,
Prayers and Pranks
Songs and keyboard pieces from Anna Magdalena
Bach's Little Music Album
Elly Ameling (soprano)
Gustav Leonhardt (h'chord) Prelude and Fugue in C (BWV547)
Lionel Rogg (pedal h'chord) Wedding Quodlibet (BWV 524)
Concerto in C (BWV 1061) Bradford Tracey and Rolf Junghanns (harpsichords) Prelude and four-part
Chorale: Wer nur den lieben
Gott lasst watten (BWV 691 and 434) Soloists
Leonhardt Consort , director Gustav Leonhardt (h'chord) Producer Nick Morgan Discs


Presented By: Nick Morgan.
Unknown: Anna Magdalena
Soprano: Elly Ameling
Soprano: Gustav Leonhardt
Unknown: Lionel Rogg
Unknown: Bradford Tracey
Harpsichords: Rolf Junghanns
Soloists: Leonhardt Consort
Director: Gustav Leonhardt
Producer: Nick Morgan

: Musical Encounters

Now We Are Five!
As of this week, the programme is broadcast every weekday morning, so Piers Burton-Page weaves the number five into his selections of music.
10.05 Artist of the Week:
Nobuko Imai (viola) Schumann
Marchenbilder, Op 113 Roger Vignoles (piano)
10.35 Alonso Lobo Two
BBC Singers/Bo Holten
10.45 Purcell Birthday Ode: Arise, my muse (Z320)
James Bowman , Michael Chance and Charles
Daniels (altos)
John Mark Ainsley (tenor) Michael George (bass)
King's Consort and Choir, director Robert King
11.15 Bax Symphony No 5 LPO/Bryden Thomson Producer Piers Burton-Page Bax's Symphony No 6 on Wednesday


Viola: Nobuko Imai
Piano: Roger Vignoles
Piano: Alonso Lobo
Unknown: James Bowman
Unknown: Michael Chance
Tenor: John Mark Ainsley
Bass: Michael George
Director: Robert King
Producer: Piers Burton-Page

: The Highest Form of Art

Jim Hiley presents six selections of songs in celebration of the musical.
His first collection includes songs of hope, defiance and excess from American and British musicals.
Among the performers are Katharine Hepburn ,
Phil Silvers , Frankie Howerd and Paul Scofield.
A Ladbroke Radio production


Unknown: Jim Hiley
Unknown: Katharine Hepburn
Unknown: Phil Silvers
Unknown: Frankie Howerd
Unknown: Paul Scofield.

: The Afternoon on Three

Starting today, weekday afternoons are presented by a familiar voice to Radio 3 listeners, Susan Sharpe. # See This Week: page 13


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.

: Russian Music for Violin

Erich Gruenberg (violin) Daniel Adni (piano)
Stravinsky Chants du rossignol; Marche chinoise (The Nightingale);
Chanson russe (Mavra) Prokofiev
Five Melodies, Op 35a Shostakovich
Sonata, Op 134


Violin: Erich Gruenberg
Piano: Daniel Adni

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Symphony Orchestra conductor Andrew Davis
Tasmin Little (violin) Dellus Brigg Fair
Bruch Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor
Symphonie fantastique


Conductor: Andrew Davis
Violin: Tasmin Little

: Byrd Organ Music

Paul Nicholson completes his survey of keyboard music by William Byrd that is suitable for performance on the organ, playing the instrument built by the Dallam family at Lanvallec in Brittany.


Unknown: Paul Nicholson
Music By: William Byrd

: Time and Changes

In the penultimate programme, pianist and composer Stan Tracey tells Geoffrey Smith about the formation of his six-piece group Hexad in the early 80s. The line-up featured some rising stars of the new generation, including trumpeter Guy Barker and saxophonist Jamie Talbot.
In 1986, Stan was awarded the OBE for his services to
British jazz.
Repeated Thursday 10.15pm


Unknown: Stan Tracey
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Guy Barker
Unknown: Jamie Talbot.

: The Music Machine

The Drums
When prehistoric man decided to liven up village life by banging a humble hollow tree trunk, he little knew what he was starting. Over 4,000 years later, his descendants are sampling drum sounds through complicated electronic processes.
This week's programmes explore the world of drummers and drumming. Presented by Dick Witts. A Soundbite production


Presented By: Dick Witts.

: In Tune

Richard Baker presents this afternoon's edition and plays a selection of music including
Bax Overture to a Picaresque Comedy
6.03 Copland El Salon Mexico
6.30 lbert Escales
Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Houston Symphony Orchestra

conductor Christoph Eschenbach
Tzimon Barto (piano)
The second concert in an occasional series featuring American orchestras.
Copland Variations on a Shaker Song
Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor
Schoenberg Symphonic poem: Pelleas und Melisande
See also tomorrow 1.00pm


Conductor: Christoph Eschenbach
Piano: Tzimon Barto

: Marika

Four reflections by Marika Rivera - painter, dancer, singer and storyteller - compiled and introduced by Patricia Cleveland-Peck .
1: Diego's
Daughter Marika recalls her parents. Music by Simon Jolly (piano) and Barry Dix (accordion)
Producer Piers Plowright
Next programme tomorrow


Unknown: Marika Rivera
Introduced By: Patricia Cleveland-Peck
Unknown: Daughter Marika
Music By: Simon Jolly
Accordion: Barry Dix
Producer: Piers Plowright

: Hilliard Summer Festival

Gavin Bryars introduces a concert contrasting old and new given during last year's festival in the Chapel of Trinity College, Cambridge. The mass Victimae
Paschali Laudes by 15thcentury French composer Antoine Brumel is interspersed with four works by contemporary composers: Gavin Bryars , Thierry de Mey ,
Joanne Metcalf and Heinz Holliger. During the interval, Gavin Bryars talks to
Joanne Metcalf and Ivan Moody about composing for the ensemble.
A Magenta Music International production


Introduces: Gavin Bryars
Unknown: Paschali Laudes
Unknown: Antoine Brumel
Unknown: Gavin Bryars
Unknown: Thierry de Mey
Unknown: Joanne Metcalf
Unknown: Heinz Holliger.
Talks: Gavin Bryars
Unknown: Joanne Metcalf
Unknown: Ivan Moody

: Mixing It

Robert Sandall and Mark Russell
present a unique mix of musical styles and influences.
Producer Philip Tagney


Unknown: Robert Sandall
Unknown: Mark Russell
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Ensemble

Penny Gore presents a recital by the Brindisi Quartet.
Beethoven String Quartet in E flat, Op 74 (Harp)
Bartok String Quartet No 2 Repeated tomorrow at 12 noon

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