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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Byrd Mass for Four Voices
6.30 Delius Cello Concerto
7.05 Vivaldi Violin Concerto in G, Op 7 No 8
7.46 Liszt Prelude and Fugue on B A C H
8.05 Sibelius Spring flies fast, Op 13 No 4; The First Kiss, Op 36 No 1
8.46 Gershwin Second


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.

: Morning Collection

With Catriona Young. Chopin Polonaises,
Op posth: in G minor and B flat (1817)
9.05 Vaughan Williams Mass in G minor
9.29 Walton Viola Concerto


Unknown: Catriona Young.
Unknown: Vaughan Williams

: Musical Encounters

With Piers Burton-Page . Artist of the Week:
Charles Groves (conductor) Grace Williams Fantasia on Welsh Nursery Tunes
10.12 Charpentier Medee (Act 3)
10.47 Shostakovich
Scherzo, Op 1
10.53 Haydn Piano Sonata in C, H XVI 48
11.04 Prokofiev Dreams
11.16 Smirnov Sonata for flute and harp
11.26 Shostakovich
Scherzo, Op 7
11.32 Delius Sea Drift


Artist: Piers Burton-Page

: Composer of the Week: Debussy

The Birth of Pelleas
Derek Jacobi reads extracts from Debussy's letters. Pelleas et Melisande
Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, conductor Pierre Boulez
Repeated next Wednesday


Unknown: Derek Jacobi
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Pelleas: George Shirley (tenor)
Melisande: Elisabeth Soderstrom (sop)

: The Afternoon on Three

With Susan Sharpe.
1.00 Binningham
Lunchtime Concert
From Studio One,
Pebble Mill.
Mayumi Seiler (violin)
Caroline Palmer (piano) Britten Suite , Op 6
Beethoven Violin Sonata in G, Op 96 FREE TICKETS: phone (0121) [number removed]
2.00 Schools
Together 2.20 Time and Tune 2.40 Drama Workshop
3.00 Midweek Choice:
(0171) [number removed]
With Susan Sharpe , including
Jamefelt Praeludium for small orchestra
Purcell, compl Dart Sonata in G minor, Z780
Coleridge-Taylor Suite: Othello
Producer Susan Kenyon Discs WRITTEN REQUESTS:
Midweek Choice, BBC Radio 3. Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA
Fax: (0171) [number removed]
4.00 Choral Evensong
I From the Chapel of Clare College,
Introit: Sing joyfully (Byrd) Responses (Tomkins)
Psalm 89 (Battishill, Russell) First Lesson: Exodus 17
Office Hymn: This joyful Eastertide
Canticles: Howells in B minor
Second Lesson: John 20, w 24-end
Anthems: Christ rising
(Byrd); Hail, gladdening light (Wood)
Hymn: Jesus Christ is risen (Trier)
Organ Voluntary:
Acclamations (Langlais)
Director of music Timothy Brown. Organist Jonathan Brown. Organ scholar James Grossmith.


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Violin: Mayumi Seiler
Piano: Caroline Palmer
Piano: Britten Suite
Unknown: Susan Sharpe
Producer: Susan Kenyon
Organist: Timothy Brown.
Organist: Jonathan Brown.
Unknown: James Grossmith.

: The Music Machine

Can opera ever be really political or is it too much of an entertaining genre to be taken seriously?
Peter Sellars and Graham Vick talk to Janice Forsyth , and the debate continues tomorrow.


Unknown: Peter Sellars
Unknown: Graham Vick
Unknown: Janice Forsyth

: In Tune

With Andrew Green , including
5.30 Duparc Au pays ou se fait la guerre
5.50 Haydn Piano Trio in F, HXV17
Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Andrew Green
Producer: Ray Abbott

: BBC Rush Hour Concert

From the Wigmore Hall, London.
Gould Piano Trio
Philip Dukes (viola)
Dominic Seldis (double bass) Beethoven Variations in G on "Ich bin der Schneider
Schubert Piano Quintet in A, D667 (Trout)


Viola: Dominic Seldis

: Cocktails

A sequence recorded by orchestras of the London hotels, restaurants and nightclubs of 1920 to 1945. Rpt

: Pages from a Notebook

A selection of pieces from
Bach's family music album, the Anna Magdalena Notebook. Tragicomedia, conductor Stephen Stubbs Discs


Unknown: Anna Magdalena
Conductor: Stephen Stubbs

: Acis and Galatea

From the Queen Elizabeth Hall ,
London, Handel's masque. Barbara Bonney (soprano) Hans Peter Blochwitz and Rufus Muller (tenors) Jeremy White (bass)
Choir and Orchestra of the English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
8.35 An English Eccentric Californian Dennis Severs has had a lifelong passion for England. In his house, he has re-created a shrine to the English past - is this just extreme Anglophilia or is Severs seriously eccentric?
8.55 Part 2


Unknown: Elizabeth Hall
Soprano: Barbara Bonney
Soprano: Hans Peter Blochwitz
Tenors: Rufus Muller
Bass: Jeremy White
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Unknown: Californian Dennis Severs

: Emotion Pictures

3: Dream to Nightmare
The road movie continues.
"Suddenly startled by the closed curtains and the general crush, you find yourself on the street, not awake at all but in the middle of a film-dream."


Wenders: Peter Capaldi
Lydia: Saskia Reeves
Melster: James Cosmo
Charles: David Ryall
Mignon: Katy Odey

: Voices

Thomas Quasthoff at the Wigmore Hall
Thomas Quasthoff (baritone) Charles Spencer (piano)
Strauss Zueignung , Op 10 No 1; Die Nacht, Op 10 No 3; Heimliche Aufforderung , Op 27 No 3; Morgen, Op 27 No 4
Wolf Gebet ; Der Genesene an die Hoffnung;
Storchenbotschaft (Morike Lieder)
Producer Adam Gatehouse


Unknown: Thomas Quasthoff
Piano: Charles Spencer
Piano: Strauss Zueignung
Unknown: Heimliche Aufforderung
Unknown: Wolf Gebet
Producer: Adam Gatehouse

: Night Waves

Can theatre in prison really reform or is it a sop to the liberal conscience?
Richard Coles investigates. And psychological prisons explored in Endgame -
Night Waves reports direct from the opening night of Katie Mitchell 's production of the Beckett masterpiece. Producer Edwina Wolstencroft


Unknown: Richard Coles
Unknown: Katie Mitchell
Producer: Edwina Wolstencroft

: Composer of the Week: Muffat

Muffat and Biber
With David McGuinness.
Suite No 3 in A minor:
Illustres Primitiae
(Florilegium II); Sonata per violino e basso: Sonata No
3 in A (Armonico tributo)
Repeated from last Wednesday


Unknown: David McGuinness.

: Jazz Notes

With Digby Fairweather.
Tonight, Deirdre Cartwright selects some new fusion-inspired recordings.


Unknown: Digby Fairweather.
Unknown: Deirdre Cartwright

: Night School

Verseplay 1.20 Infant History

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