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: On Air

With Penny Gore.
6.02 Britten Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge
6.30 Mozart Symphony No 41 in C (Jupiter)
7.05 Chabrier Souvenirs de
7.32 Vanhal Symphony in C
8.05 Schubert Overture:
Die Zauberharfe
8.32 Montsalvage Cinco Canciones negras

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Stravinsky Circus Polka
9.04 Pergolesi Sinfonia
9.11 Stravinsky The Fairy's Kiss

: MusicalEncounters

With Piers Burton-Page .
Hoist Bring us in good ale
10.05 Purcell Incidental music: Sir Anthony Love (Z588)
10.20 Vaughan Williams Toccata Marziale
10.25 Morris String Quartet in A
10.35 Tippett Dance, Clarion Air
10.40 Artist of the Week:
Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano) Strauss Four Songs
10.50 Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 6 in B flat
11.10 Stanford Magnificat in B flat
11.25 Beethoven Sonata in C minor, Op 111
11.55 Hoist, arr Imogen Hoist Wassail Song


Unknown: Piers Burton-Page
Music: Sir Anthony Love
Songs: Bach Brandenburg

: Composer of the Week: Saint-Saens

Years at the Madeleine
5: Crises and Farewells
Cello Sonata No 1 in C minor, Op 32; Requiem Rpt

: The Afternoon on Three

With Susan Sharpe.
1.00 St David 's Hall Recital
Britten Quartet John Pickard
String Quartet No 3 (first broadcast)
Ravel String Quartet in F
2.00 In Dulci Jubilo
Settings of the Christmas tune, together with other 17th-century motets, recorded in Oxford's Sheldonian Theatre.
BBC Singers, conductor Stephen Cleobury
Wallace Collection, director John Wallace
Praetorius In dulci jubilo Gabrieli Hodie , Christus natus est
Hassler Angelus ad pastores Gabrieli Canzon VII a 7 Praetorius Magnificat on the fifth tone
Gabrieli Canzon XII a 8; 0 magnum mysterium Scheidt Angelus ad pastores
Gabrieli Hodie , Christus natus est
Scheidt In dulci jubilo Producer Michael Emery
Performance given as part of the Music at Oxford series, in association with James Often and Partners.
3.00 Mining the Archive: The Emigres
Concluding the series featuring composers from the Continent who made
Britain their home. Guy Woolfenden introduces music by the Spanish-born composer Roberto Gerhard.
4.20 Turns of the Century: About Turns
Russell Davies reflects on Radio 3's three dozen Turns of the Century and their contribution to British life.
Series producer Jonathan James-Moore
4.30 Songs of Old Tbilisi Lela Sisauri introduces folk songs of the city, sung and played by the Soinari ensemble and the Rustavi choir.


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: St David
Unknown: John Pickard
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Director: John Wallace
Unknown: Gabrieli Hodie
Unknown: Hassler Angelus
Unknown: Gabrieli Canzon Vii
Unknown: Gabrieli Canzon Xii
Unknown: Gabrieli Hodie
Producer: Michael Emery
Unknown: Roberto Gerhard.
Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

: The MusicMachine

To round off a week of tradition, Tommy Pearson examines the traditional pop line-up. The Beatles were one of the first bands to make this line-up successful, and with the help of Colin Larkin , Editor of the Guinness Who's Who in Music guides, Tommy discovers why this formula is still popular.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Colin Larkin

: Fairest IsleSongbook

We're Football Crazy lain Burnside introduces songs about Britain's national sport.

: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group

Conductor Oliver Knussen
Fiona Kimm (mezzo)
Quentin Hayes (baritone)
Knussen: Two Organa
Turnage: Greek Suite


Musicians: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Conductor: Oliver Knussen
Mezzo: Fiona Kimm
Baritone: Quentin Hayes

: John Tavener

The Last Sleep of the Virgin (String Quartet No 2) Chilingirian Quartet Stephen Henderson (handbells) Rpt


Unknown: Stephen Henderson

: National TrustInstruments

A second chance to hear
Sophie Yates playing the Hitchcock harpsichord from Lyme Park, near Stockport. Music by Blow, Chilcot. Croft and Richard Jones.


Unknown: Sophie Yates
Unknown: Richard Jones.

: AmsterdamMahler Festival

Introduced by Humphrey Burton.
Vienna PO, conductor
Simon Rattle
Symphony No 7
Next programme Sunday 1.45pm


Introduced By: Humphrey Burton.
Conductor: Simon Rattle

: The FortunateCat

5: Taking the Pulse
Can poetry become music? For details see Monday

: Britannia at the Opera

Roderic Dunnett presents the last in this series of extracts from British operas from 1710-1810.
Stephen Storace No Song, No Supper
A story of shipwrecks, disguises, a Cornish inheritance and, of course, love.
BBC Scottish SO, conductor Harry Bicket Series producers
Fiona Shelmadine and Kenneth Richardson Discs


Unknown: Roderic Dunnett
Unknown: Stephen Storace
Conductor: Harry Bicket
Producers: Fiona Shelmadine
Producers: Kenneth Richardson
Frederick: Iain Paton (tenor)
Dorothy: Elizabeth McCormacK (sop)
Crop: Richard Suart (baritone)
Louisa: Anna-Clare Monk (sop)
Margaretta: Lisa Milne (sop)
Nelly: Ann Hetherington (mezzo)
Robin: David Stephenson (baritone)
William: Stepen Gadd (bass-Baritone)

: Hear and Now

Systems and Sentimentality Sarah Walker presents a profile of John White, a prolific composer associated with the English Experimentalist group, whose music combines abstract systems with a fondness for late Romantic decadence. Also, studio recordings of six of his piano sonatas, played by Kathron Sturrock , and four of his miniature symphonies, played by George W Welch. Wales Go West
A performance given last October at the Go West festival in Haverfordwest.
Anthony Powers In Sunlight Jeffrey Lewis Solentia noctis
Michael Parkin Inevitable Inventions
David Power Seven Songs Madeleine Mitchell (violin) Andrew Ball (piano)
Carol Smith (soprano)


Unknown: Sarah Walker
Unknown: John White
Played By: Kathron Sturrock
Unknown: Jeffrey Lewis
Unknown: Michael Parkin
Violin: Madeleine Mitchell
Piano: Andrew Ball
Soprano: Carol Smith

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