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: On Air

With Fiona Talkington.
Haydn Piano Concerto in F (H XVIII 3)
Vienna CO, director Philippe Entremont (piano)
6.33 Saint-Sains Romance in F, Op 36
Roland Pidoux (cello) Jean Hubeau (piano)
7.03 Mozart Oboe Quartet in F (K3 70)
Francois Leleux (oboe) Ysaye Quartet
7.46 Vivaldi Concerto in G,
Op 4 No 12 (La Stravaganza) I Solisti Italiani
8.03 Schumann Julius
LSO/Neeme Jarvi


Unknown: Fiona Talkington.
Piano: Philippe Entremont
Cello: Roland Pidoux
Piano: Jean Hubeau
Oboe: Francois Leleux

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Handel Nisi dominus (HWV 238)
9.13 Tchaikovsky March (The Seasons)
9.16 Schubert String
Quartet No 15 in G (D887) Discs

: Musical Encounters

With Mary Miller. Berlioz King Lear
BBC Scottish SO, conductor
Thierry Fischer
10.31 Mendelssohn String Symphony No 10 in B minor Hanover Band, conductor
Roy Goodman
10.35 Gruber The Red
London Sinfonietta, conductor Lothar Zagrosek
11.04 Artist of the Week:
Wolfgang Holzmair (baritone)
Weill Four Walt Whitman
Robert Schumann CO, conductor Marc-Andreas
11.21 Chausson Concert in D, Op 21
Joshua Bell (violin)
Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano) Takacs Quartet


Unknown: Mary Miller.
Conductor: Thierry Fischer
Conductor: Roy Goodman
Conductor: Lothar Zagrosek
Baritone: Wolfgang Holzmair
Piano: Jean-Yves Thibaudet

: Composer of the Week: Machaut

My End Is My Beginning
We know how and where he wanted to be remembered
- by a mass sung in Rheims Cathedral. But did Machaut know what we would be making of his music? With Antony Pitts and Daniel Leech-Wilkinson .
Andrieu Deploration sur la mort de Machaut
Machaut Mass; Christe qui lux es; Veni creator;
Tribulatio proxima
Machaut, arr Blrtwlstle Hoquetus David


Unknown: Antony Pitts
Unknown: Daniel Leech-Wilkinson
Unknown: Andrieu Deploration
Unknown: Blrtwlstle Hoquetus David

: The Afternoon on Three

With Susan Sharpe.
Bristol Lunchtime
Stravinsky Plus
From St George 's, Brandon Hill , the first in a series of concerts featuring the chamber music of Igor Stravinsky , who died 25 years ago. Introduced by Chris de Souza.
David Campbell (clarinet) Madeleine Mitchell (violin) Andrew Ball (piano) Khachaturian Trio
Tchaikovsky Souvenir d'un lieu cher
Stravinsky Suite : The Soldier's Tale
A Classic Arts production
2.00 Schools
Let's Make a Story 2.15 Music Box 2.30 Dance
Workshop 2.50 Poetry Corner
3.00 Mining the Archive Time Remembered
Louis Kentner, a British pianist of Hungarian birth, gave premieres of Bartok's second and third piano concertos, recorded Mozart with Beecham and was a major force in the Liszt revival in Britain. Stephen Plaistow recalls a Beethoven broadcast from
1950 and discusses with Malcolm Binns the catholic nature of Kentner's repertoire and the exceptional quality of his early recordings.
A Cavendish production
4.20 Hits of the Fifties
The second of four programmes. Nat King
Cole's Too Young reminds novelist David Lodge of innocent evenings at his local Catholic youth club. Producer Virginia Crompton
4.30 The Sailor's Piano
Janet Topp Fargion presents a final selection of music for the versatile accordion.


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: St George
Unknown: Brandon Hill
Unknown: Igor Stravinsky
Introduced By: Chris de Souza.
Clarinet: David Campbell
Violin: Madeleine Mitchell
Piano: Andrew Ball
Piano: Khachaturian Trio
Unknown: Stravinsky Suite
Unknown: Malcolm Binns
Unknown: David Lodge
Producer: Virginia Crompton
Piano: Janet Topp Fargion

: The Music Machine

The String Family
Tommy Pearson considers the role of the violin in the orchestra with Lyn Fletcher , co-leader of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
Producer Chris Wines


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Lyn Fletcher

: In Tune

Natalie Wheen is joined after 7.00 by Dance Bites, currently preparing to tour the country. Also including
5.15 Stravinsky fireworks
6.03 Milhaud La Création du monde
6.40 Volans The
Ramanujuan Notebooks (2nd mvt)
Producer Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Andrew Lyle

: Towards the Millennium

From Studio One,
Pebble Mill, the second of four recitals of music from the fifties.
Lyric Quartet
Villa-Lobos String Quartet No 13
Maconchy String Quartet No 6
8.15 Focus on the Fifties
Humphrey Burton asks the Swedish soprano Elisabeth Soderstrom to recall the start of her international career in the 1950s.
8.35 Cage String Quartet
No 1 (Quartet in Four Parts) Shostakovich String Quartet No 6, Op 101


Unknown: Humphrey Burton
Soprano: Elisabeth Soderstrom

: Fifties Writing

The Curse of Dr Leavis
The fifties saw critic F R
Leavis at his most influential. Fred Inglis explores the battle over the Great Tradition and the Don from Downing. Producer Tim Dee


Unknown: Fred Inglis
Producer: Tim Dee

: Hear and Now

Tonight, a programme of three parts:
BBC Philharmonic
Robert Ziegler introduces a performance given earlier this evening in Manchester, conducted by Elgar Howarth. Karen Markham In Search oftheQalb
Andrew Keeling Upon the Edge of Autumn
Robert Walker The Stone
BBC Singers
A work written for the ensemble, conducted by Peter Broadbent.
Chris de Souza Ides of March
Composers' Platform
Stephen Pratt introduces further highlights from last autumn's event, featuring Paul Newland ,
Paul Williams , Adrian C Bamford and Camden Reeves.
Producer Alan Hall


Introduces: Robert Ziegler
Conducted By: Elgar Howarth.
Conducted By: Karen Markham
Unknown: Andrew Keeling
Conducted By: Peter Broadbent.
Introduces: Stephen Pratt
Unknown: Paul Newland
Unknown: Paul Williams
Unknown: Adrian C Bamford
Producer: Alan Hall

: Britannia at the Opera

Peter Holman presents British operas from the period 1710-1810.
Pepusch The Death of Dido Pepusch wrote his opera-in-miniature in 1716, one of a series of all-sung English masques which he composed for the Drury
Lane theatre in London. it is heard here in a studio recording made for Radio 3.
Orchestra of Opera Restor'd, conductor Peter Holman Rpt


Unknown: Peter Holman
Unknown: Dido Pepusch
Conductor: Peter Holman
Dido: Susan Gritton (sop)
Aeneus: Robin Blaze (counter-Tenor)
Cupid: Philippa Hyde (sop)
Mercury: Quentin Hayes (bass)

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