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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Vivaldi Concerto in G minor,
Op 8 No 2 (Summer, The Four Seasons)
6.22 Mozart Symphony
No 38 in D, K504 (Prague)
7.05 Strauss Prelude:
7.32 Schubert Die schone
8.05 Frankel Overture:
May Day
8.32 Webern Im


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

lbert Flute Concerto
9.21 Stenhammar In the Maple's Shade;
Jutta Comes to the Volkungs
9.25 Faure Piano Quintet No 1 in D minor, Op 89 Discs


Unknown: Jutta Comes

: Musical Encounters

With Edward Blakeman.
Kodaly Jesus and the Traders;
An Ode for Music
10.10 Artist of the Week:
Paul Sacher (conductor) Mozart Piano Concerto
No 9 in E flat, K271
10.45 lbert Deux chansons de Melpomene
11.30 Bach Toccata in F sharp minor, BWV 910
11.40 Dutilleux Mystere de l'instant


Unknown: Edward Blakeman.
Conductor: Paul Sacher

: Composer of the Week: Mendelssohn

David Huckvale explores five facets of Mendelssohn's genius.
3: Mendelssohn in Church
Hear My Prayer
Fugue in D minor, Op 37 No
Motet: Mitten wir im Leben sind, Op 23 No 3
Symphony No 5 in D (Reformation)
Rptd next Wednesday 11.30pm


Unknown: David Huckvale

: The Afternoon on Three

With Susan Sharpe.
1.00 Birmingham
Lunchtime Concert
From Studio One,
Pebble Mill.
Kathryn Stott (piano)
Rossini La Pesarese; Un regret; Un espoir (Peches de vieillesse)
Satie Three Gymnopedies; Je te veux
Rachmaninov Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op 42
Chopin Ballade No 3 in A flat FREE TICKETS: phone (0121) [number removed]
2.00 Schools
2.00 Together 2.20 Time and Tune 2.40 Drama
3.00 Midweek Choice:
(0171) [number removed]
With Susan Sharpe.
Ring in by lunchtime for a chance to hear your request today.
Haydn Concerto in E flat for two homs
Vieuxtemps Variations on "Yankee Doodle"
Producer Susan Kenyon Discs
Midweek Choice. BBC Radio 3. Broadcasting House, London WlA 1AA
Fax: (0171) [number removed]
4.00 Choral Evensong
From the Chapel of King's College,
Introit: Glorious in heaven
Responses (Radcliffe)
Psalms 27; 119, w 137-
152 (Cutler, Lord. Momington, Turle)
First Lesson: Isaiah 30, w 15-21
Canticles: Collegium regale (Judith Bingham ) (first broadcast performance) Second Lesson: John 1, w 43-end
Anthem: Lord, Thou hast been our refuge (Bairstow) Hymn: Ye watchers and ye holy ones (Lasst uns erfreuen)
Organ voluntary: Toccata and Fugue (Jackson) Director of music
Stephen Cleobury.
Organ scholar James Vivian.


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Piano: Kathryn Stott
Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Producer: Susan Kenyon
Unknown: Judith Bingham
Music: Stephen Cleobury.
Unknown: James Vivian.

: The Music Machine

Tommy Pearson finds out what makes a hit in Bombay, Madras and Delhi.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

With Natalie Wheen.
5.30 Haydn Piano Trio in C, H XV 27
5.50 Gubaidulina Allegro rustico
Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Natalie Wheen.
Unknown: Gubaidulina Allegro
Producer: Ray Abbott

: BBC Rush Hour Concert

From the Wigmore Hall, London, introduced by Fiona Talkington. Skampa Quartet
Emily Beynon (flute)
Dvorak Miniatures for two violins and viola, Op 75a Mozart Flute Quartet in D, K285
Puccini / crisantemi
Suk Minuet for string quartet; Moravian Folk Song


Flute: Emily Beynon

: Cocktails

Another sequence of dance music recorded by London bands, focusing on wartime recordings. Rpt

: Powder Her Face

The operatic debut of British composer Thomas Ades , to a libretto by Philip Hensher , was hailed as one of the events of the decade.
Inspired by incidents in the life of Margaret, Duchess of Argyll, it charts the decline and fall of a famous society beauty as she waits to be evicted from her hotel room. In this first broadcast performance, the composer conducts the cast of the original Almeida Opera production. Introduced by Chris de Souza.
Almeida Ensemble, conducted by the Composer A Classic Arts production


Unknown: Thomas Ades
Unknown: Philip Hensher
Introduced By: Chris de Souza.
Duchess: Jill Gomez (sop)
Maid: Valdine Anderson (sop)
Electrician: Niall Morris (tenor)
Hotel Manager: Roger Bryson (bass)

: The Unknown Coleridge

Continuing the series championing neglected poetry by the Romantic writer Samuel Taylor
Coleridge. Presented by Coleridge biographer Richard Holmes with readings by Simon Callow. 3: The Magic Child


Unknown: Samuel Taylor
Unknown: Richard Holmes
Unknown: Simon Callow.

: Voices

The Italian Songbook lain Burnside introduces the second of two programmes comprising a complete performance of Wolf's Italian Songbook. Joan Rodgers (soprano) Gerald Finley (baritone) Julius Drake (piano)
Producer Adam Gatehouse


Soprano: Joan Rodgers
Baritone: Gerald Finley
Piano: Julius Drake
Producer: Adam Gatehouse

: Night Waves

Fifty Futures
The South Pacific kingdom of Tonga, 13 hours ahead of the Greenwich meridian, claims it will be the first nation to greet the millennium. Night Waves reports on the kingdom and its culture as it looks towards the next century. Christopher Cook also explores the changing customs and political meaning of May Day. Plus first-night news from By Jeeves, which opens the new Stephen Joseph
Theatre in Scarborough. Producer Julian May


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Stephen Joseph

: Composer of the Week: Szymanowski

With Paul Guinery.
Songs of a Fairytale
Princess; Symphony No 3 (Song of the Night); String Quartet No 1
Repeated from last Wednesday


Unknown: Paul Guinery.

: Jazz Notes

With Digby Fairweather and guest, poet Peter McSloy.


Unknown: Digby Fairweather
Unknown: Peter McSloy.

: Night School

1.00 Verseplay

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