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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Vivaldi Violin Concerto in E minor, Op 6 No 5
6.36 Beethoven Piano
Sonata in D, Op 28 (Pastorale)
7.05 Monteverdi Magnificat a8 7.32 Delius Brigg Fair (An English Rhapsody)
8.05 Handel Recorder
Sonata in C, HWV 365
8.32 Franz Strauss Horn


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Horn: Franz Strauss

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 4 in G, BWV 1049
Adolf Busch (violin)
Marcel Moyse and Louis Moyse (flutes)
Busch Chamber Players
9.16 Stravinsky Piano Sonata
Peter Serkin (piano)
9.27 Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor
Stephen Kovacevich (piano) BBC SO, conductor Colin Davis


Unknown: Bach Brandenburg
Violin: Marcel Moyse
Violin: Louis Moyse
Piano: Peter Serkin
Piano: Stephen Kovacevich
Conductor: Colin Davis

: Musical Encounters

With Nicola Heywood Thomas.
Artist of the Week:
Kathryn Stott (piano)
Schubert Impromptu No 3 in B flat, 0938
10.10 Haydn String Quartet in C, H III 45
Delme Quartet
10.35 Rachmaninov Spring Waters, Op 14 No 11
Joan Rodgers (soprano) Howard Shelley (piano)
10.40 Brahms Piano
Quintet in F minor Delme Quartet
Kathryn Stott (piano)
11.30 Dieupart Concerto in A minor
Musica Antiqua Koln , conductor Reinhard Goebel
11.35 Beethoven 15
Variations and a Fugue on an Original Theme in E flat (Eroica)
Kathryn Stott (piano)


Unknown: Nicola Heywood
Piano: Kathryn Stott
Soprano: Joan Rodgers
Piano: Howard Shelley
Piano: Kathryn Stott
Conductor: Musica Antiqua Koln
Conductor: Reinhard Goebel
Piano: Kathryn Stott

: Composer of the Week: Rubbra

Rubbra's vocal and choral music was frequently inspired by his Catholic faith, yet his secular music could be full of dancing rhythms and singing melodies. Roderic Dunnett compares and contrasts. Lauda Sion
BBC Singers, conductor Jeremy Backhouse
Cello Sonata in G minor
(2nd mvt)
William Pleeth (cello) The Composer (piano) Two Medieval Songs
Anthony Rolfe-Johnson (tenor)
Medici Quartet
Lord, with What Care
Choirs of Magdalen and New Colleges, Oxford, conductor Bernard Rose
Violin Concerto
Tasmin Little (violin) Royal Philharmonic, conductor Vernon Handley Repeated next Wednesday


Unknown: Roderic Dunnett
Cello: Jeremy Backhouse
Cello: William Pleeth
Tenor: Anthony Rolfe-Johnson
Conductor: Bernard Rose
Conductor: Vernon Handley

: The Afternoon on Three

With Fiona Talkington.
1.00 Concert Hall
From the Wigmore Hall, London, the final concert of the spring series.
Joaquin Achucarro (piano)
Brahms Six Pieces, Op 118 Schumann Symphonic Studies, Op 13
TICKETS for the series beginning 29 May: phone (0171) [number removed]
2.00 Schools
Together 2.20 Time and Tune 2.40 Drama Workshop
3.00 Midweek Choice:
(0171) [number removed]
With Fiona Talkington. Ring in by lunchtime for a chance to hear your request today. Including
Telemann Oboe Concerto in Eflat
London Harpsichord
Ensemble, director Sarah Francis (oboe)
Massenet Méditation (Thais) Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin) Berlin Philharmonic/Herbert von Karajan,
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 Salisbury Cathedral.
Introit: The Angel Gabriel (trad, arr Lloyd)
Responses (Shephard)
Psalms 126-131 (Cutler, Goss, Walmisley, Davies, Rogers)
First Lesson: Isaiah 52, wl-12
Office Hymn: The Lord, whom earth and sea and sky (Puer nobis nascitur) Canticles: The Hereford
Service (Lloyd)
Second Lesson: Luke 1, w 26-38a Anthem: Stabat mater dolorosa; Cuius animam gementem; Quis non posset contristari (Scarlatti) Litany for the Blessed Virgin Mary
Hymn: Sing we of the blessed Mother (Abbot's Leigh)
Organ Voluntary: Prelude and Fugue in A (Bach)
Director of music Richard
Seal. Organist David Halls.


Unknown: Fiona Talkington.
Unknown: Fiona Talkington.
Oboe: Sarah Francis

: The Music Machine

Young Musicians 96
Sarah Walker discovers what happens to musicians who have been successful in the Young Musician of the Year competition. She talks to clarinettist Michael Collins
, winner of the woodwind final in the very first Young Musician of the Year competition in 1978.


Musicians: Sarah Walker
Clarinettist: Michael Collins

: In Tune

With Natalie Wheen , including
Rachmaninov, orch
Stokowski Prelude in C sharp minor, Op 3 No 2
6.03 Gershwin Cuban
6.30 Fiblch At Twilight Producer Patrick Lambert


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Patrick Lambert

: Candide

The concert version of Leonard Bernstein 's theatre-piece based on Hugh Wheeler 's adaptation of Voltaire's satirical work, recorded earlier this month at the Hippodrome, Golders Green. An all-star cast includes and . The
BBC Singers and Concert
Orchestra are conducted by Barry Wordsworth.
Lyrics by Richard Wilbur.
Additional lyrics by Stephen Sondheim , John LaTouche , Lillian Hellman , Dorothy Parker and Leonard Bernstein
Concert narrator Erik Haagensen


Unknown: Leonard Bernstein
Unknown: Hugh Wheeler
Conducted By: Barry Wordsworth.
Unknown: Richard Wilbur.
Unknown: Stephen Sondheim
Unknown: John Latouche
Unknown: Lillian Hellman
Unknown: Dorothy Parker
Unknown: Leonard Bernstein
Narrator: Erik Haagensen
Candide: John Barrowman
Cunégonde: Rebecca Caine

: Shostakovich v Bach

Bach Prelude and Fugue in E minor, Book II No 10
Glenn Gould (piano)
Shostakovich Prelude and Fugue in E minor, Op 87 No 4
Hugh Tinney (piano)


Piano: Glenn Gould
Piano: Shostakovich Prelude
Piano: Hugh Tinney

: Night Waves

Richard Coles examines Hollywood's continuing fascination with Death Row as Susan Sarandon takes on the role of Sister Helen Prejean in Tim Robbins's film Dead Men Walking. Plus David Vaughan on politics and literature in Prague. Producer Anthony Denselow


Unknown: Richard Coles
Unknown: Susan Sarandon
Unknown: Helen Prejean
Unknown: Tim Robbins
Unknown: David Vaughan
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Voices

Thomas Quasthoff at Wigmore Hall
The first of two programmes featuring the young German baritone in his celebrated Wigmore Hall debut.
Charles Spencer (piano) Schubert Ganymed; Grenzen der Menscheit; Prometheus; Erlkonig; Der Zwerg; Die Forelle; Der Wanderer, D489; Nacht und Traume; Der Musensohn; An die Musik; Der Tod und das Madchen


Unknown: Thomas Quasthoff
Unknown: Wigmore Hall
Piano: Charles Spencer
Producer: Adam Gatehouse

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