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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Bach Orchestral Suite No 2 in B minor, BWV 1067
Vienna Academy, conductor Martin Haselbock
7.05 Chopin Nocturne in B, Op 62 No 1 Artur Rubinstein (piano)
7.32 Purcell Fly, bold rebellion, Z324 Soloists, The King's Consort, director Robert King
8.05 Sibelius Fmlandia
Swedish RSO/Esa-Pekka Salonen
8.33 Mozart Mass in C, K317
Barbara Bonney (soprano), Catherine Wyn Rogers (contralto), Jamie
MacDougall (tenor), Stephen Gadd (bass), English Choir and Concert, director Trevor Pinnock


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Conductor: Martin Haselbock
Piano: Artur Rubinstein
Director: Robert King
Director: Sibelius Fmlandia

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Handel Cantata: Tu fedel? Tu costante?
Emma Kirkby (soprano), Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood (harpsichord)
9.16 Liszt Hamlet
LPO, conductor Bernard Haitink
9.30 Gounod Romeo and Juliet (Act 4, excerpt)
Ruth Anne Swenson (soprano), Munich RSO, conductor Leonard Slatkin
9.36 Strauss Hom Concerto No 2 in Eflat
David Pyatt (horn), Britten Sinfonia , conductor Nicholas Cleobury Discs


Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Harpsichord: Christopher Hogwood
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Soprano: Ruth Anne Swenson
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
Horn: David Pyatt
Horn: Britten Sinfonia
Conductor: Nicholas Cleobury

: Musical Encounters

A Man, a Woman and a Double Bass join
Nicola Heywood Thomas in Wrexham. Artist of the Week:
Geraint Evans (baritone)
Mozart Aprite un po' quegli occhi (Le Nozze di Figaro)
10.05 Goltermann Souvenir de Bellini
Lowri Blake (cello), Peter Buckoke (double bass)
10.15 Grace Williams Rhosyn Duw BBC National Chorus of Wales/ Simon Halsey
10.30 Gershwin Lady Be Good Hoagy Carmichael Skylark Lowri Blake , Peter Buckoke
10.50 Debussy Iberia (Images) BBC NOW/Louis Fremaux
11.15 Rossini Duetto
Lowri Blake , Peter Buckoke
11.30 Mathias Elegy for a Prince Geraint Evans
11.55 Duke Ellington It don't mean a thing
Lowri Blake , Peter Buckoke


Unknown: Nicola Heywood Thomas
Baritone: Geraint Evans
Baritone: Mozart Aprite
Cello: Lowri Blake
Cello: Peter Buckoke
Unknown: Williams Rhosyn
Unknown: Simon Halsey
Unknown: Hoagy Carmichael Skylark
Unknown: Lowri Blake
Unknown: Peter Buckoke
Unknown: Rossini Duetto
Unknown: Lowri Blake
Unknown: Peter Buckoke
Unknown: Mathias Elegy
Unknown: Geraint Evans
Unknown: Lowri Blake
Unknown: Peter Buckoke

: Composers of the Week: Bohm, Bruhns and Buxtehude

Bruhns De profundis clamavi
Michael Schopper (bass),
Musica Antiqua Koln , director Reinhard Goebel Buxtehude Toccata in G, BuxWV 164 Rinaldo Alessandrini (harpsichord) Buxtehude Praeludium in D minor,
BuxWV 140
Harald Vogel (organ)
Buxtehude Herr ich lasse dich nicht, BuxWV 36
Guy de Mey (tenor), Max van Egmond (bass), Ricercar Consort Bohm Overture in D
Parley of Instruments, directors Roy Goodman and Peter Holman
Repeated next Thursday 11.30pm


Bass: Michael Schopper
Bass: Musica Antiqua Koln
Harpsichord: Rinaldo Alessandrini
Unknown: Harald Vogel
Tenor: Guy de Mey
Tenor: Max van Egmond
Bass: Ricercar Consort
Directors: Roy Goodman
Directors: Peter Holman

: The Afternoon on Three

With Fiona Talkington.
1.00 New series
Parfums de I'Orient
Puccini is famous for his operas on oriental themes, but fascination with the East was really more of a French pastime. Richard Langham Smith presents three programmes tracing orientalism in French opera.
1: Turks, Trojans and Persian Gardens Highlights from Rameau's Les Indes galantes and Berlioz's Les Troyens. Producer Fiona Shelmerdine
2.00 Schools
2.00 Radio Showcase 2.05 In the News 2.25 Something to Think About
2.40 Music Workshop
3.00 The BBC Orchestras
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk , Penelope Walmsley-Clark (soprano)
Debussy, orch Busser Suite: Printemps Dalby Cantata: John Clare 's Vision Beethoven Symphony No 2 in D
4.25 Moeran
Prelude for cello and piano; Ballade for piano (Stalham River); Cello Sonata
Raphael Wallfisch (cello), John York (piano) Rpt


Unknown: Fiona Talkington.
Unknown: Richard Langham Smith
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine
Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Soprano: Penelope Walmsley-Clark
Unknown: John Clare
Cello: Raphael Wallfisch
Cello: John York

: The Music Machine

The Serial Detective
The Serial Detective investigates Schoenberg's life and death in America.

: In Tune

r- BBC newsreader and political correspondent Huw Edwards introduces a special edition from the Hayes, Cardiff, with contributions from percussion quartet Ensemble Bash and an exotic range of chamber music from Emma Johnson (clarinet),
Jaime Martin (flute), Rachel Gough (bassoon) and Richard Watkins (horn). Producer Gwawr Owen


Introduces: Huw Edwards
Clarinet: Emma Johnson
Clarinet: Jaime Martin
Flute: Rachel Gough
Flute: Richard Watkins
Producer: Gwawr Owen

: BBC National Orchestra of Wales

From St David's Hall, Cardiff. Conductor Sian Edwards ,
Peter Donohoe (piano). Dong-Suk Kang (violin)
Bernstein Overture: Candide Gershwin Piano Concerto in F
8.10 Rubber Soul
Malcolm Parry visits the Semtex rubber factory in Brynmawr, Gwent, which has been widely acclaimed as an icon of modernist architecture.
Completed in 1951 and intended to be a model of postwar design, the factory cost more than twice the expected amount to build. It was the first postwar building to be listed, but its future remains in doubt.
8.30 Hoddinott Violin Concerto (Le Mistral)
Gershwin An American in Paris


Conductor: Sian Edwards
Piano: Peter Donohoe
Unknown: Malcolm Parry

: Degas: His Ideas and His Art

4: Beyond Impressionism
In 1884, when Degas was 50, the Impressionist style was collapsing. His work entered a new phase in which he simplified his art and worked on some themes - dancers and bathers - in brilliantly coloured pastels.
Final programme tomorrow 9.50pm

: Flavours of Eden

Joan Morgan presents an unusual slice of history by telling the story of five fruits.
4: Grapes
Readers Stephen Lyons and Julie Higginson.


Unknown: Joan Morgan
Readers: Stephen Lyons
Readers: Julie Higginson.

: Music Restored

Chris de Souza introduces the last of four programmes recorded last month at the Radio 3 Early Music Young Artists' Showcase in the Royal
Academy of Music. This week, the Clerks' Group are directed by Edward Wickham in music by Ockeghem,
Brumel, Pierre de la Rue and others. Producer Lindsay Kemp


Introduces: Chris de Souza
Directed By: Edward Wickham
Unknown: Pierre de la Rue
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: Night Waves

Although Alberto Giacommetti was plagued by a sense of estrangement from nature and society, his sculptures are some of the most affecting art of the century.
Christopher Cook discusses his life and work as a major new exhibition opens in Glasgow. Plus a tale of snobbery, cant and morality in *turn-of-the-century Lancashire with a report on the first night of Helen Kaut-Howson 's new production of Hindle Wakes. Producer Ann Marie O'Callaghan


Unknown: Alberto Giacommetti
Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Helen Kaut-Howson
Unknown: Hindle Wakes.
Producer: Ann Marie O'Callaghan

: Composer of the Week: Richard Rodney Bennett

With Gerard McBurney. Come buy, come buy
The Composer (voice/piano)
Reflections on a Theme of William Walton
Guidhall String Ensemble
Andante in Memory of Harold Arlen (Saxophone Sonata)
John Harle (saxophone) John Lenehan (piano)
Rve Sonnets after Louise Labe
Teresa Cahill (soprano)
Nash Ensemble , conductor Lionel Friend Rosemary's Waltz (Film music: Tender Is the Night)
Ensemble, conductor David Snell Repeated from last Thursday


Unknown: Gerard McBurney.
Unknown: William Walton
Unknown: John Harle
Piano: John Lenehan
Unknown: Louise Labe
Soprano: Teresa Cahill
Conductor: Nash Ensemble
Conductor: Lionel Friend
Conductor: David Snell

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton introduces Chris Biscoe 's Full Monte in session.


Introduces: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Chris Biscoe

: Night School

1.00 Music for dance 1.30 Radio Revista

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
2.00 Czech Philharmonic/Jiri Belohlavek and Gerd Albrecht
Dvorak Slavonic Rhapsody No 3; Overture: Othello; Biblical Songs,
Op 99 Nos 1-5; Symphony No 9 (from the New World)
3.30 Mozart Piano Concerto No 21 in C, K467 Sheila Arnold (piano)
4.00 Beethoven Piano Sonatas: in C minor, Op 13 (Pathetique); in G, Op 79; in C minor, Op 111 Tom Beghin (fortepiano)
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.

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