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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Beethoven String Quartet in F minor, Op 59 No 1 (Rasumovsky)
6.44 Bax In the Faery Hills
7.05 Blow 0 give thanks unto the Lord
7.32 Strauss An den Baum
8.05 Symphony Series: Mozart Symphony in D (Overture: II sogno di Scipione)
8.24 Purcell Portfolio:
A selection of songs Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Chopin Ballade No 3 in Aflat, Op 47
Murray Perahia (piano)
9.07 Schubert Sonatina in D (D384)
Arthur Grumiaux (violin)
Robert Veyron-Lacroix (piano)
9.20 Dvorak Symphony No 3 in E flat
Royal Liverpool PO, conductor Libor Pesek


Unknown: Chopin Ballade
Violin: Arthur Grumiaux
Piano: Robert Veyron-Lacroix

: Musical Encounters

With Chris Wines.
Mozart Incidental music:
Thamos, King of Egypt (excerpt)
10.05 Beethoven Serenade in D for flute, violin and viola, Op 25
10.30 Purcell Welcome
Ode for Charles II: Welcome
Vicegerent of the mighty king (Z340)
10.45 Artist of the Week:
David Munrow (recorder) Daniel Purcell Sonata in D minor
10.52 Schubert Piano Trio in B flat (D898)
11.25 Philip Glass Epilogue (Akhnaten)
11.36 Uszt From the Cradle to the Grave


Unknown: Beethoven Serenade
Unknown: Daniel Purcell Sonata

: Composers of the Week: Ellington, Evans and Wheeler

Kenny Wheeler , one of Britain's foremost jazz composers, was greatly influenced by both Duke
Ellington and Gil Evans , and remains one of the most original and accomplished trumpeters in the world today. Ian Carr introduces tracks from three of his most potent and lyrical albums, Gnu High (1975), Music for large and small ensembles (1990) and Kayak (1992).


Unknown: Kenny Wheeler
Unknown: Gil Evans
Introduces: Ian Carr

: The Afternoon on Three

With Susan Sharpe.
1.00 Bristol Lunchtime
Bartok Plus
Introduced by Chris de Souza. Kocian Quartet
Haydn String Quartet in D, Op 20 No 4
Dohnanyl String Quartet No 2 in D flat
A Classic Arts production
2.00 Schools
Let's Make a Story 2.15 Music Box 2.30 Dance
Workshop 2.50 Poetry Corner
3.00 Mining the Archive Paul Hlndemlth
To mark the centenary of Hlndemith birth, Susan Sharpe introduces some archive recordings of his music. From 1964,
Heather Harper and the Melos Ensemble perform his cantata Die
Serenaden, and, from
1967, Paul Tortelier is the soloist in the Cello
Producer Susan Kenyon
4.20 Turns of the Century
Russell Davies celebrates
Max Wall.
4.30 Sunset Ragas from Benares
Richard Widdess introduces ragas for late afternoon, sunset and early evening, sung by Ritwik Sanyal and recorded in a private room overlooking the River Ganges.


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Introduced By: Chris de Souza.
Unknown: Paul Hlndemlth
Introduces: Susan Sharpe
Unknown: Heather Harper
Unknown: Paul Tortelier
Producer: Susan Kenyon
Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Max Wall.
Introduces: Richard Widdess
Sung By: Ritwik Sanyal

: The Music Machine in New England

Tommy Pearson introduces features made by the students of Coventry High School about the varied musical life of Connecticut.


Introduces: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

From the foyer of the Queen
Elizabeth Hall and as part of the London International
Jazz Festival, Brian Morton introduces live performances from John Surman and Roots Flute Dynamite. Producer Andrew Mussett


Unknown: Elizabeth Hall
Introduces: Brian Morton
Unknown: John Surman
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: London Jazz Festival

From the Queen Elizabeth Hall ,
London, a concert featuring composer and saxophonist Barbara Thompson. In the first half she is joined by the Medici Quartet to play arrangements of Kurt Weill , works by John Dankworth , Nell Ardley , Barry Guy ,
Richard Rodney Bennett , Geoffrey Burgon.
Mike Westbrook and Thompson herself.
8.15 Interval Geoffrey Smith talks to Barbara
Thompson and others about her career.
8.35 The first performance of Love Songs in Age, a Radio 3 commission based on poems by Philip Larkin , composed and arranged by Barbara Thompson. Barbara Thompson (saxophone) BBC Singers
Medici Quartet
Peter Lemer (keyboards) Paul Westwood
(bass guitars)
Simone Rebello (percussion) conductor Bo Holten


Unknown: Elizabeth Hall
Unknown: Barbara Thompson.
Unknown: Kurt Weill
Unknown: John Dankworth
Unknown: Nell Ardley
Unknown: Barry Guy
Unknown: Richard Rodney Bennett
Unknown: Geoffrey Burgon.
Unknown: Mike Westbrook
Talks: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Philip Larkin
Arranged By: Barbara Thompson.
Arranged By: Barbara Thompson
Unknown: Peter Lemer
Bass: Paul Westwood
Guitars: Simone Rebello
Conductor: Bo Holten

: Ulliput

By Jonathan Swift. 5: The Escape
Gulliver learns of plots against him and makes plans to leave Lilliput. For cast see Monday
Series producer Gtyn Dearman


Unknown: Jonathan Swift.
Producer: Gtyn Dearman

: Hear and Now

Coming through Slaughter The dramatic story of trumpeter Buddy Bolden , set in New Orleans. Sarah
Walker introduces a performance recorded at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, last year. Mike Westbrook s music is to a libretto by Michael Morris , based on the novel by Michael Ondaatje.
Ann Hooley and Kate Smith (violins)
Kate Musker (viola)
Julia Desbruslais (cello) Conductor Odaline de la
Oxford New Music Festival
Michael Zev Gordon reports on this year's festival. Producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: Buddy Bolden
Unknown: Mike Westbrook
Unknown: Michael Morris
Novel By: Michael Ondaatje.
Unknown: Ann Hooley
Violins: Kate Smith
Viola: Kate Musker
Cello: Julia Desbruslais
Unknown: Zev Gordon
Producer: Derek Drescher
Charles 'Buddy' Bolden: Wills Morgan (tenor)
Nora: Denise Hector (mezzo-Sop)
Webb: Richard Chew (baritone)
Robin: Dorothy Ross (sop)
Jaslin: Robin Green (tenor)
Tom: Blair Wilson (tenor)
R J Bellocq: Douglas Park (alto)
Willie Cornish: Andy Gregory (valve Trombone)

: Britannia at the Opera

Joseph Holbrooke Bronwen introduced by Roderic Dunnett.
New London Children's Choir
BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor James Lockhart


Unknown: Joseph Holbrooke Bronwen
Introduced By: Roderic Dunnett.
Conductor: James Lockhart

: Catch as Catch Can

A final selection of Purcell's catches.
15: Then fill up the glasses until they run o'er

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