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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor. Wagner Prelude and Liebestod (Tristan und Isolde)
6.15 Brahms String Quartet No 3 in B flat, Op 67
7.05 Rlgattl Magnificat
7.32 Symphony Series:
Mozart Symphony No 32 in G (K318)
8.05 Schubert Die
Taubenpost (D965a); Wiegenlied (D867)
8.40 Arnold Overture:
Commonwealth Christmas Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

C P E Bach Symphony in E (Wq 182 No 6)
9.09 Strauss Horn
Concerto No 1 in E flat
9.25 Beethoven Violin
Sonata in G, Op 30 No 3
9.44 Stenhammar Midwinter Discs


Unknown: Bach Symphony

: Musical Encounters

With Chris de Souza.
Artist of the Week:
Stephen Cleobury (conductor) Byrd Attollite Principes a 6
10.05 Purcell Suite No 6 in D (Z667)
10.10 Walton Jubilate Dec
10.15 Anthony Milner Oboe Concerto (first performance)
10.50 Bach 0 Lamm
Gottes, unschuldig (BWV 656)
11.00 Hoist The Morning of the Year
11.25 Chopin Impromptu in F sharp, Op 36
11.30 Howells Take him earth for cherishing
11.35 Mozart Piano
Concerto No 14 in E flat


Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Conductor: Byrd Attollite Principes
Oboe: Anthony Milner
Unknown: Chopin Impromptu

: Composer of the Week: Copland

Presented by Anthony Burton. El Salon Mexico
The Young Pioneers
Threshing Machines (Of Mice and Men) Las Agachadas
Appalachian Spring

: The Afternoon on Three

With Susan Sharpe.
1.00 Katarina Kameus
(mezzo) lain Burnside (piano)
Brahms Eight Gypsy Songs Wolf In dem Schatten meiner Locken; Alle gingen, Herz, zur ruh; Dereinst, dereinst, Gedanke mein;
Sie blasen zum Abmarsch;
Geh', Geliebter, geh'jetzt! (Spanish Songbook)
Weir Songs from the Exotic Falla Trois Mélodies (to poems by Gautier) Rpt
2.00 Britten's Radio
Britten composed music for three BBC radio anthologies, two of which survive.
Paul Hindmarsh introduces the first, written to a text by R Ellis Roberts.
The Company of Heaven (1937)
Cathryn Pope (soprano) Dan Dressen (tenor)
Sheila Allen and Peter Barkworth (narrators)
London Philharmonic Choir
ECO/Philip Brunelle
3.00 Midweek Choice With Susan Sharpe. (0171) [number removed]
Ring in by lunchtime for a chance to hear your request today. Including
Prince Albert Melody for the violin
Dvorak Prague Waltzes Beethoven An die feme
Plus details of Radio 3's
Limerick Choice competition. Producer Susan Kenyon Discs WRITTEN REQUESTS:
Midweek Choice, BBC Radio 3, Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA
Fax: (0171) [number removed]
4.00 Choral Evensong
From Worcester
Cathedral, featuring a verse anthem by Henry Purcell with string accompaniment, in a special series to mark the composer's tercentenary. Introit: My days are gone (Blow)
Responses (Reading) Psalms 68 and 69 (B Cooke, R Cooke, Purcell) First Lesson: Isaiah 8, v 16 - 9, v
Canticles: Blow in G
Second Lesson: Matthew
16, w 1-12
Anthem: 0 sing unto the Lord (Purcell)
Hymn: Hark, the glad sound (Bristol)
Organ voluntary: Voluntary for a Double Organ (Blow) Director of music Donald
Organist Raymond Johnston. Given in association with the Arts Council of England


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Katarina Kameus
Introduces: Paul Hindmarsh
Unknown: Ellis Roberts.
Soprano: Cathryn Pope
Tenor: Dan Dressen
Tenor: Sheila Allen
Tenor: Peter Barkworth

: The Music Machine in Chicago

One of Chicago's unique musical features is the Old
Town School, where locals learn the art of traditional music from all over the world.

: In Tune

Andrew Green with a selection of music beginning with Dvorak Scherzo Capriccioso In Tune continues at 7.00pm


Unknown: Andrew Green

: BBC Rush Hour Concert

From the Wigmore Hall, London, introduced by Fiona Talkington.
Sally Burgess (mezzo)
Philip Thomas and Neal Thornton (pianos)
Chabrler L'lle heureuse; Romance (L'Etoile); Espana
Debussy Chansons de Bilitis
Canteloube Songs of the Auvergne (excerpts)
Plus a selection of jazz standards:
Poor Butterfly; I Didn't
Know What Time It Was;
Lonely House; Sometimes See also 7.30pm


Introduced By: Fiona Talkington.
Introduced By: Sally Burgess
Unknown: Philip Thomas
Pianos: Neal Thornton

: In Tune

Part 2
Chopin Nocturne in E flat, Op 55 No 2
Producer Ray Abbott


Producer: Ray Abbott

: Pebble Mill

Young jazz pianist
Julian Joseph plays his own music and improvises on standards.


Pianist: Julian Joseph

: Lumiere's Children CINEMA 100

3: You Ain't Heard Nothing Yet
Even before Jolson uttered the immortal phrase in The Jazz Singer, experiments to couple pictures and sound had met with varying success. With the coming of sound, stars learned to talk, monsters learned to roar and the musical was born. Presented by Christopher Cook.
Next programme tomorrow 9.45pm


Presented By: Christopher Cook.

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Conductor Edward Downes
Richard Watkins (horn)
Gllere Suite: The Bronze
Horseman; Horn Concerto in B flat


Conductor: Edward Downes
Horn: Richard Watkins

: Night Waves

After his success with Assassins, Sam Mendes revives Company, Stephen Sondheim 's acclaimed musical of 1970. Sheila Gish,
Sophie Thompson and Adrian Lester head the cast. Richard Coles presents the very first review.
Producer Erika Wright


Unknown: Sam Mendes
Unknown: Stephen Sondheim
Unknown: Sheila Gish,
Unknown: Sophie Thompson
Unknown: Adrian Lester
Unknown: Richard Coles
Producer: Erika Wright

: Voices

Francis George Scott Lisa Milne (soprano)
Donald Maxwell (baritone) lain Burnside introduces and accompanies a selection of songs by the highly individual composer who used Scottish speech rhythms, folk poetry and folk music to create his own personal idiom.
Producer Adam Gatehouse


Unknown: Francis George Scott
Soprano: Lisa Milne
Baritone: Donald Maxwell
Producer: Adam Gatehouse

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