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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor. Tadis Lamentations of Jeremiah
6.25 Tchaikovsky Serenade for strings
7.05 Bach Concerto in C
(BWV 1061)
7.32 Beethoven Piano
Sonata in C minor, Op 13 (Pathetique)
8.05 Symphony Series: Mozart Symphony in D
(K196) (La finta giardiniera)
8.39 Rodrigo Fantasia para un gentilhombre Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Rodrigo Fantasia

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Honegger Pastorale d'ete Toulouse Capitole
Orchestra, conductor
Michel Plasson
9.09 Tavener The Lamb
Westminster Abbey Choir, conductor Martin Neary
9.13 Beethoven Violin
Sonata in E flat, Op 12 No 3 Itzhak Perlman (violin)
Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
9.33 Haydn Symphony No 6 in D (Le Matin)
Vienna Concentus Musicus , conductor Nikolaus Hamoncourt


Unknown: Honegger Pastorale
Conductor: Michel Plasson
Conductor: Martin Neary
Violin: Itzhak Perlman
Piano: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Conductor: Vienna Concentus Musicus
Conductor: Nikolaus Hamoncourt

: Musical Encounters

With Mary Miller.
Artist of the Week:
Catherine Bott (soprano) Torke Four Proverbs
10.20 Biber Sonata representativa
10.40 Falla Harpsichord Concerto
11.18 Schumann Five
Poems of Queen Mary Stuart
11.28 Schoenberg Verklarte Nacht


Artist: Mary Miller.
Soprano: Catherine Bott
Unknown: Queen Mary Stuart
Unknown: Schoenberg Verklarte Nacht

: Composer of the Week: Schumann

Presented by Gillean McDougall. orch Ansermet Adagio and Allegro, Op 70 orch Mahler Symphony No 3 in E flat (Rhenish) Rpt


Presented By: Gillean McDougall.

: The Afternoon on Three

With Susan Sharpe.
1.00 Concert Hall
Joseph Kalichstein (piano) Jaime Laredo (violin)
Sharon Robinson (cello)
Beethoven Allegretto in B flat (WOO 39)
Piano Trio in B flat. Op 97
Given in October at the Wigmore Hall, London
2.00 New series
Britten's Radio Music
Between 1937 and 1947 Britten composed the music for 28 radio productions, including six plays and three substantial features. In the first of three programmes, Paul Hindmarsh introduces a selection of pioneering music, including: Suite: King Arthur BBC PO, conductor Richard Hickox
A Poet's Christmas
Men of Goodwill: the Reunion of Christmas
Minnesota Orchestra, conductor Neville Marriner Producer Paul Hlndmarsh
3.00 Midweek Choice
With Susan Sharpe. (0171) 765 4308
Ring in by lunchtime for a chance to hear your request today. Including
Shostakovich Novorossiysk Chimes (The Fire of Eternal Glory)
RPO, conductor
Vladimir Ashkenazy
Trad The Seeds of Love
Alfred Deller (countertenor) Desmond Dupre (guitar) Dohnanyl Serenade in C Jascha Heifetz (violin)
William Primrose (viola)
Emanuel Feuermann (cello) Producer Susan Kenyon Discs WRITTEN REQUESTS:
Midweek Choice. BBC Radio 3, Broadcasting House. London W1A 1AA
Fax: [number removed]
4.00 Choral Vespers
From Westminster
Introit: Rorate caeli desuper (Byrd)
Plainsong: Deus in adiutorium
Office hymn: Conditor alme siderum
(plainsong/Washington) Psalm 26 (plainsong)
New Testament Canticle:
Colossians 1, w 12-20 (in falsibordone)
Reading: 1 Corinthians 4 Responsory: Veni ad liberandum nos (plainsong) Homily: the Rt Rev Mgr George Stack
Magnificat, secundi toni (Mundy, ed Summerly) Motet: Vigilate (Byrd)
Organ Voluntary: Choral from Symphony No 2 (Vierne)
Master of music
James O'Donnell.
Organist Joseph Cullen.


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Piano: Joseph Kalichstein
Cello: Sharon Robinson
Introduces: Paul Hindmarsh
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Producer: Paul Hlndmarsh
Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Unknown: Alfred Deller
Guitar: Desmond Dupre
Violin: Jascha Heifetz
Viola: William Primrose
Cello: Emanuel Feuermann
Producer: Susan Kenyon
Unknown: Mgr George Stack
Organist: James O'Donnell.
Organist: Joseph Cullen.

: The Music Machine

Caroline Swinburne meets
Australia's best known contemporary composer, Peter Sculthorpe.


Unknown: Caroline Swinburne
Unknown: Peter Sculthorpe.

: In Tune

With Natalie Wheen.
Walton Scapino
5.50 Britten Nocturnal after John Dowland
Producer Edward Blakeman


Unknown: Natalie Wheen.
Unknown: Walton Scapino
Unknown: John Dowland
Producer: Edward Blakeman

: BBC Rush Hour Concert

From the Wigmore Hall, London, introduced by Fiona Talkington.
Boris Berezovsky (piano) Hlndemrth Suite (1922)
Stravinsky Suite: Petruskha (excerpts) Ragtime


Introduced By: Fiona Talkington.
Piano: Boris Berezovsky

: Ezio

The action of Handel's three-act opera takes place in Rome in the year 451 and follows the struggle of a man torn between public duty (to his emperor
Valentiniano) and private conscience (the honour of his betrothed, Fulvia).
The King's Consort, conductor Robert King Rpt


Conductor: Robert King
General Ezio: James Bowman (countertenor)
Emperor Valentiniano III: Dominique Visse (alto)
Fulvia: Susan Gritton (sop)
Onoria: Catherine Denley (mezzo)
Massimo: Nigel Robson (tenor)
Varo: Alan Opie (baritone)

: Alchemists of Light

3: Dean Semler
Mad Max /I, Dead Calm,
WaterWorld.... Dean
Semler likes water. How does he film it?
Next programme tomorrow at


Unknown: Dean Semler
Unknown: Mad Max

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductor Tadaaki Otaka
Levon Chilingirian (violin)
Simon Rowland-Jones (viola) Philip de Groote (cello) Tippett Triple Concerto Part of a concert given in the Brangwyn Hall as part of the 1994 Swansea Festival, and sponsored by Lloyds Bank pic


Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Violin: Levon Chilingirian
Viola: Simon Rowland-Jones
Unknown: Brangwyn Hall

: Night Waves

Cain, a Mystery caused a scandal when first published in 1821. Lord Byron's verse play based on the Old Testament story of Cain and Abel is being staged in a new production by the Royal Shakespeare Company under director
John Barton. Night Waves presents a first-night review. Producer Paul Quinn


Director: John Barton.
Producer: Paul Quinn

: Voices

lain Burnside introduces and accompanies mezzo Katarina Karneus.
Faure Chanson d'amour;
Claire de lune: Mandoline: Automne: Notre amour
Bizet Chanson d'avril: Les adieux de I'hostesse arabe
Granados La maja dolorosa; El majo timido; El majo discreto
Poulenc Metamorphoses: Nous voulons une petite soeur
Given last month in the Wigmore Hall. London


Unknown: Katarina Karneus.
Unknown: Granados La

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