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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Delius Winter Landscape (North Country Sketches)
6.08 Strauss An Alpine Symphony
7.05 Tavemer 0 splendor gloriae
7.44 Ravel La valse
8.05 Marais La sonnerie du
Ste-Genevieve du Mont de Paris
8.40 Mozart Sextet in E flat
(K Anh 183)
Editor Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Editor: Andrew Lyle

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Scarlatti Sonata in A (Kk39) Vladimir Horowitz (piano)
9.03 Mozart Sinfonia
Concertante in E flat (K364) Albert Sammons (violin) Lionel Tertis (viola)
London Philharmonic, conductor Hamilton Harty
9.33 Strauss Four Last
Lucia Popp (soprano) London Philharmonic, conductor Klaus Tennstedt
A Mentom Radio production Discs


Piano: Vladimir Horowitz
Violin: Albert Sammons
Viola: Lionel Tertis
Conductor: Hamilton Harty
Soprano: Lucia Popp
Conductor: Klaus Tennstedt

: Musical Encounters

With Stephanie Hughes in Belfast.
Bach Fugue in G (Prelude and Fugue, BWV 550)
10.04 Komgold Suite: The Snowman
10.15 Artist of the Week:
Benny Goodman (clarinet) Stravinsky Ebony Concerto
10.45 Strauss Hymne , Op 34 No 2
11.05 Casella Paganiniana
11.30 Grieg Symphonic Dances
Producer David McGuinness


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Clarinet: Benny Goodman
Clarinet: Stravinsky Ebony
Unknown: Strauss Hymne
Unknown: Casella Paganiniana
Producer: David McGuinness

: Composer of the Week: Sergei Prokofiev

Among the reasons behind Prokofiev's return to Russia in the 1930s was a quest for communication with a wider audience through simple, strong melody.
David Nice begins a week of programmes contrasting the last works he composed in the West with his Soviet-era works for stage, screen and the public arena.
The Prodigal Son (excerpts) Six Pieces, Op 52
Le pas d'acier (excerpt) Russian Overture
Producer Patrick Lambert Discs


Unknown: David Nice
Producer: Patrick Lambert

: The Afternoon on Three

With Paul Guinery.
1.00 BBC Lunchtime
From St John's,
Smith Square,
City of London Sinfonia, director Andrew Watkinson
Bach Brandenburg
Concerto No 6 in B flat
Hindemith Five Pieces.
Op 44
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 2 in F
Repeated next Sunday at 6.30pm
2.00 Schools
The Song Tree 2.15
Storybox 2.25 Let's Move
2.45 First Steps in Drama
3.00 The BBC
BBC Philharmonic
Conductor Yan Pascal
Tim Hugh (cello)
Dvorak Cello Concerto in B minor
3.45 New series
The Organ: Musical
Instrument or Agent of God?
In the first of three programmes, Christopher Bowers-Broadbent undertakes a journey through 20th-century French music by Satie, Toumemire, Vierne, Messiaen. Dupre, Milhaud and Alain.
A Magenta Music International production
4.30 Misterioso
In the second of six programmes about pianist and composer Thelonious
Monk, Ian Carr investigates the astonishing variety of his early recordings, ranging from impressionistic works to numbers such as Skippy.


Unknown: Paul Guinery.
Violin: Andrew Watkinson
Violin: Bach Brandenburg
Conductor: Yan Pascal
Cello: Tim Hugh
Unknown: Christopher Bowers-Broadbent
Unknown: Ian Carr

: The Music Machine

Tommy on Form
Tommy Pearson begins a week exploring musical forms. 1: Binary Form
Producer Chris Wines


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

With Andrew Green.
Producer Andrew Muffett


Unknown: Andrew Green.
Producer: Andrew Muffett

: Chades Ives Weekend

London Sinfonietta
"The make-up of the average theatre orchestra ... depended somewhat on what players and instruments happened to be around ... Its scores were subject to makeshifts and were often written with that in mind ... The pianist usually led - his head or any unemployed limb acting as a kind of ictusorgan!" - Ives. London Sinfonietta, conductor Oliver Knussen
Scherzo: Over the Pavements
Tone Road Nos 1 and 3 Scherzo: All the Way Round and Back
Theatre Orchestra Set
The Gong on the Hook and Ladder
Three Places in New England (chamber version)
Four Ragtime Dances See also 9.10pm


Conductor: Oliver Knussen

: The Maxton Festival

Beginning a week of nightly reports from Maxton
Market Garden at Britain's newest and most down-to-earth arts festival. A rich crop of news, reviews and live performances from the event that reaps not just the fruits of local culture but also the vegetables. Presented by Hugh Walters , and among the critics will be:
Written by Chris Miller
Director Louise Greenberg


Presented By: Hugh Walters
Written By: Chris Miller
Director: Louise Greenberg
Walter Glteberg: David Horovitch
Penelope Vase: Sheila Steafel
John Blanche: Tyler Butterworth
Lally Oobson: Cathy Sara

: Charles Ives Weekend

The final concert of Radio 3's Ives festival, given yesterday at the Barbican, is a selection of songs, chosen by Thomas Hampson , which reveal more of the essential Ives that any other area of his output. Ives devoted much of his creative life to solo song, and in no genre did he achieve such diversity in style and approach, from simple, sentimental ballads to the most complex and dissonant philosophical discourses.
Thomas Hampson (baritone)
Dawn Upshaw (soprano) Craig Rutenberg (piano)
The theme of the first part of the programme is
Nature's Cycles, and the second part of the recital reflects The Human Cycle.
Ives Weekend producer Ann McKay


Unknown: Thomas Hampson
Baritone: Thomas Hampson
Piano: Craig Rutenberg
Producer: Ann McKay

: Mixing It

Mark Russell and Robert Sandall present a unique mix of styles and influences, including a studio session from New York cyberpunk guitarist Elliott Sharp. Producer Philip Tagney


Unknown: Mark Russell
Unknown: Robert Sandall
Guitarist: Elliott Sharp.
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Ensemble

Introduced by Penny Gore . Per Enoksson (violin) Kathryn Stott (piano)
Faure Berceuse , Op 16 Ysaye Reve d'enfant; Berceuse
Busoni Violin Sonata No 2
Saint-Saens Havanaise
Producer Nigel Wilkinson


Introduced By: Penny Gore
Piano: Kathryn Stott
Piano: Faure Berceuse
Unknown: Ysaye Reve
Producer: Nigel Wilkinson

: Night School

Letterbox 1.20 Singing Together

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