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: On Air

With Penny Gore.
Rossini Overture: The
Silken Ladder
BBC Welsh SO, conductor
Tadaaki Otaka
6.09 Tchaikovsky Fantasy Overture: Romeo and Juliet
BBC Scottish SO, conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk
6.28 Symphony Series:
Mozart Symphony No 36 in C (Linz)
Prague Chamber Orchestra/ Charles Mackerras
7.05 Corelli Sonata in F,
Op 5 No 4
Trio Sonnerie
Nigel North (archlute)
7.51 Arnold Clarinet
Einar Johannesson
Philip Jenkins (piano)
8.05 Chopin Waltz in A minor, Op 34 No 2 Yevgeni Kissin (piano)
8.32 Handel Chandos
Anthem No 4: 0 sing unto the Lord a new song
Lynne Dawson (soprano) Ian Partridge (tenor)
The Sixteen Choir and Orchestra, director Harry Christophers


Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Unknown: Charles MacKerras
Piano: Philip Jenkins
Piano: Yevgeni Kissin
Soprano: Lynne Dawson
Tenor: Ian Partridge
Director: Harry Christophers

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Poulenc L'Embarquement pour Cythere Seta Tanyel and Jeremy Brown (pianos)

9.03 Beethoven Cello Sonata in C, Op 102 No 1 Pablo Casals (cello) Rudolf Serkin (piano)

9.21 Chopin Piano Concerto No 1 in E minor - Yeugeni Kissin (piano) Moscow Philharmonic, conductor Dmitri Kitaenko



Presenter: Paul Gambaccini

: Musical Encounters

With Mairi Nicolson.
Albinoni Trumpet Concerto in C
10.10 Purcell Birthday Ode: Who can from joy refrain? (Z342)
11.00 Artist of the Week: Martin Roscoe (piano) - George Lloyd Piano Concerto No 1 (Scapegoat)
11.30 Tchaikovsky The Sleeping Beauty (excerpts)


Presenter: Mairi Nicolson.
Piano: Martin Roscoe

: Composer of the Week: Zelenka

Presented by Karel Janovicky.
4: Style Old and New Today's programme includes music by a composer who studied under Zelenka in Vienna.
Zelenka Laudate Dominum;
Trio Sonata No 3 in B flat;
Psalm 150: Chvalte Boha silneho
Quantz Concerto in G for flute, oboe and continuo
Zelenka Psalm 113: In exitu Israel


Presented By: Karel Janovicky.
Unknown: Chvalte Boha

: The Afternoon on Three

With Susan Sharpe.
1.00 British Opera Matinee: Death in Venice
Radio 3's cycle of the complete operas of Benjamin Britten ends with his swansong, an intense study of obsession amid Venetian decay and decadence, based on the story by Thomas Mann.
Peter Pears heads the cast (for whom the opera was written) in this recording, made in 1974, a year after the premiere. Introduced by Humphrey Carpenter. Traveller/Old gondolier/Elderly fop/Hotel manager/Hotel barber/
Leader of the players/Voice of English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Steuart Bedford Discs
3.40 Brief Lives
The last of three programmes of music by talented but short-lived English composers of the 18th century features Thomas Unley the younger (1756-78). whose death in a boating accident has been described as one of the greatest losses that English music has suffered. Series producer Lindsay Kemp
4.25 The BBC Orchestras
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Alexander Gibson
Bax Tintagel
Sibelius Lemminkainen and the Maidens of Saari


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Story By: Thomas Mann.
Story By: Peter Pears
Introduced By: Humphrey Carpenter.
Unknown: Thomas Unley
Producer: Lindsay Kemp
Conductor: Alexander Gibson
Conductor: Bax Tintagel
Conductor: Sibelius Lemminkainen
Gustav von Aschenbach: Peter Pears (tenor)
Dionysus: John Shirley Quirk (baritone)
Voice of Apollo: James Bowman (countertenor)
Hotel porter: Kenneth Bowen (tenor)

: The MusicMachine

Most Musical, Most Melancholy!
Favourite and unfavourite music chosen by guests including Sir John Manduell , Stephen Cleobury and Fritz Spiegl.


Unknown: Sir John Manduell
Unknown: Stephen Cleobury
Unknown: Fritz Spiegl.

: In Tune

Ian Stewart , author of Does
God Play Dice? and would-be rock star, joins David Owen Norris to survey the numerological aspirations of composers from
Ockeghem to Messiaen via Bach and Haydn.
Producer Jeremy Hayes


Unknown: Ian Stewart
Unknown: David Owen Norris
Producer: Jeremy Hayes

: AmsterdamMahler Festival

Humphrey Burton introduces the third concert in the series featuring all Mahler's symphonies and songs.
Netherlands Radio Choir
Charlotte Margiono (soprano)
Jard van Nes (alto)
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Bernard Haitink
Symphony No 2 (Resurrection)
Next programme tomorrow 7.30pm


Introduces: Humphrey Burton
Conductor: Bernard Haitink

: The DreamProject

Famous film directors talk about their ultimate fantasy film.
Final programme tomorrow 9.30pm

: Not the NineLessons and Carols

Having toured the British
Isles and the east coast of America in previous editions, this year's programme travels to the Alps, with carols and readings full of the diversities of Switzerland: from the Romanschspeaking Engadine Valley, just beyond St Moritz, and the ancient Lombardian fortress city Bellinzona to French-speaking Geneva and the Swiss-German of Basel and Wlnterthur. With carols performed by members of leading Swiss chamber choir the Basler
Madrigalisten, conductor Fritz Naef.
Produced by Malcolm Bruno


Conductor: Fritz Naef.
Produced By: Malcolm Bruno

: Night Wavesin Las Vegas

Fastest Growing City on Earth
Famed as the Sin City in the desert, Las Vegas is booming with a new emphasis on fun for all the family, extravagant new architecture and massive new developments.
Tony Palmer reports from the city that never stops gambling. Producer Anthony Denselow


Unknown: Tony Palmer
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Concert Orchestra
Geoffrey Mitchell Choir, conductor Barry Wordsworth Previously unrecorded works by Gustav Hoist - Christ Hath a Garden and The Coming of Christ - plus Hecuba's Lament, sung by mezzo Catherine Wyn -
Rogers. And. after midnight. Piers Ploughman's Day, a symphonic suite for orchestra by the late Alan Bush , on the 95th anniversary of his birth.
See also tomorrow 3.00pm and


Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Unknown: Christ Hath
Unknown: Catherine Wyn
Unknown: Alan Bush

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