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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Pleyel Wind Sextet in B flat
6.23 Brahms Double
Concerto in A minor
7.05 Prokofiev Piano Sonata
No 3 (From Old Notebooks)
7.32 Howells Phantasy Quartet
8.05 Trad Evening Bells
8.41 Bach Partita No 3 in E, BWV 1006


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Bernstein Overture:
LSO, conducted by the Composer
9.05 Faure Piano Quintet No 2 in C minor, Op 115
Jean-Philippe Collard (piano) Parrenin Quartet
9.40 Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet (Act 4, excerpts)
San Francisco SO, conductor
Michael Tilson Thomas


Piano: Jean-Philippe Collard
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas

: Musical Encounters

With Edward Blakeman.
Widor Introduction and Rondo, Op 72
Victoria Soames (clarinet) Jonathan Higgins (piano)
10.10 Artist of the Week:
Paul Sacher (conductor)
Boccherini Cello Concerto
No 2 in D
Mstislav Rostropovich (cello) Collegium Musicum Zurich
10.45 Rimsky-Korsakov
Suite: The Golden Cockerel
BBC SO, conductor
Alexander Lazarev
11.20 Bach Toccata in D,
BWV 912
Andras Schiff (piano)
11.30 Strauss
New Stockholm CO/ Esa-Pekka Salonen


Unknown: Edward Blakeman.
Clarinet: Victoria Soames
Piano: Jonathan Higgins
Conductor: Paul Sacher
Cello: Mstislav Rostropovich
Conductor: Alexander Lazarev
Conductor: Bach Toccata
Piano: Andras Schiff
Unknown: Esa-Pekka Salonen

: Composer of the Week: Mendelssohn

David Huckvale explores five facets of Mendelssohn's genius.
4: Mendelssohn in Public
The composer's activities as composer, teacher, promoter, concert pianist and violinist.
Trumpet Overture in C LSO/Claudio Abbado Capriccio brillant in B minor, Op22
PaulRudolf Serkin (piano) Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Eugene Ormandy Violin Concerto in E minor
Nigel Kennedy (violin)
ECO, conductor Jeffrey Tate Repeated next Thursday 11.30pm


Unknown: David Huckvale
Unknown: Abbado Capriccio
Piano: Paulrudolf Serkin
Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
Violin: Nigel Kennedy
Conductor: Jeffrey Tate

: The Afternoon on Three

With Susan Sharpe.
1.00 New series
Bel canto Voices
The first of four programmes in which
Patrick O'Connor talks to different protagonists of the art of bel canto about great exponents of the singing style past and present, dipping into nearly 100 years of recordings. His guest today is Richard Bonynge , whose choice includes Caruso, Melba, Callas, Caballe, and his wife Joan Sutherland. Producer Adam Gatehouse
2.00 Schools
2.00 Radio Showcase 2.05
In the News 2.25 Something to Think About 2.40 Music
3.00 The BBC
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductor Tadaaki Otaka
Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn (St Antoni Chorale)
Bruckner Symphony No 9 in D minor
4.30 French Lute Suites
In the last of four programmes,
Jakob Lindberg plays a pair of suites by one of the last of the 17th-century luthistes, Charles Mouton.
Producer Lindsay Kemp


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Talks: Patrick O'Connor
Unknown: Richard Bonynge
Unknown: Joan Sutherland.
Producer: Adam Gatehouse
Unknown: Jakob Lindberg
Unknown: Charles Mouton.
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: The Music Machine

Today, Tommy Pearson picks the pops from the country that brought us
Abba and Roxette: Sweden.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

Presented by Geraint Lewis , including
Grainger Over the Hills and Far Away
5.45 Grace Williams
6.03 Haydn Piano Trio in E, H XV 28
6.35 Ravel Piano Concerto in Producer Gwawr Owen


Presented By: Geraint Lewis
Producer: Gwawr Owen

: International Cello Festival

From the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester.
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
Tchaikovsky: Pezzo cappricioso - Truls Mork
Smirnov: Cello Concerto (first performance) - Karine Georgian
Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor - Steven Isserlis

8.20 Ralph Kirshbaum talks to one of the great figures in 20th-century cello performance. Bernard Greenhouse, the renowned raconteur, remembers a long and successful career that stretches back to lessons with Pablo Casals.

8.40 Goehr: Uninterrupted Movement (first performance) - Ralph Kirshbaum
Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No 1 - Natalia Gutman


Musicians: BBC Philharmonic
Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Cellist: Truls Mork
Cellist: Karine Georgian
Cellist: Steven Isserlis
Interviewer: Ralph Kirshbaum
Interviewee: Bernard Greenhouse
Cellist: Ralph Kirshbaum
Cellist: Natalia Gutman

: 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. 4: The Sage of Highgate


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

: Music Restored

The first of two programmes exploring the music of Francois Couperin , one of the finest composers of the golden age of French music. Sophie Danemann
(soprano), Paul Agnew and Rodrigo del Pozo (high tenors) and Peter Harvey (bass) - accompanied by the Purcell Quartet - perform sacred Latin vocal works, the Premier leçon de tenebres and excerpts from Les Nations.
Producer Lindsay Kemp


Unknown: Francois Couperin
Soprano: Sophie Danemann
Soprano: Paul Agnew
Soprano: Rodrigo Del Pozo
Soprano: Peter Harvey
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: Night Waves

Fifty Futures
What hopes do South Africans have for the millennium? Night Waves canvasses views from the city and the bush.
Humphrey Carpenter also considers the current debate about returning tribal relics to native peoples, and reports on the first night of Patrick Marber 's production of Dennis Potter 's play about growing up - Blue Remembered Hills.
Producer Helen Garrison


Unknown: Patrick Marber
Unknown: Dennis Potter
Producer: Helen Garrison

: Composer of the Week: Szymanowski

With Paul Guinery.
The Shepherd and the Brigand
Tonight, Szymanowski's two major stage works of the twenties.
King Roger (excerpts); Hamasie
Repeated from last Thursday


Unknown: Paul Guinery.

: Jazz Notes

Presented by Digby Fairweather. Tonight, two veterans of the British jazz scene - Don Rendell and Cy Laurie - celebrate their 70th birthdays.


Presented By: Digby Fairweather.
Unknown: Don Rendell
Unknown: Cy Laurie

: Night School

1.30 Together Stories 1.30 Music for Dance

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