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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor. News, weather and music including
Vivaldi Violin Concerto in D, Op 11 No 1 Stanley Ritchie (violin), Academy of Ancient Music/Christopher Hogwood
6.36 Berwald Quartet in E flat for piano and wind
Gaudier Ensemble
7.05 Alan Bern Reb Itzik's nign
Itzhak Perlman (violin), Brave Old World
7.32 Svendsen Fantasy: Romeo and Juliet
Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, conductor Ole Kristian Ruud
8.05 Torke Bright Blue Music
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, conductor David Zinman
8.35 Delius Violin Concerto
Tasmin Little (violin), Welsh National Opera Orchestra/Charles Mackerras Editor Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Violin: Stanley Ritchie

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Continuing the cycle of Beethoven piano sonatas.
Charpentier Te Deum
St James's Singers and Baroque Players, conductor Ivor Bolton
9.23 Sairrt-Saens Romance in C, Op 48 Olivier Charlier (violin), Paris Orchestral Ensemble/Jean-Jacques Kantorow
9.29 Puccini Se come voi piccina io fossi (Le Villi, Act 1)
Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano), LPO, conductor John Pritchard
9.35 Beethoven Piano Sonata in G,
Op 31 No 1
Stephen Kovacevich (piano) Producer Tony Cheevers Discs


Conductor: Ivor Bolton
Soprano: Kiri Te Kanawa
Conductor: John Pritchard
Piano: Stephen Kovacevich
Producer: Tony Cheevers

: Musical Encounters

With Chris Wines, including Artist of the Week:
Sylvia McNair (soprano)
Rachmaninov, arr Dubensky Vocalise , Op 34 No 14
Baltimore Orchestra/David Zinman
10.10 Medtner Russian Round Dance,
Op 58 No 1; Knight Errant, Op 58 No 2 Philip Fowke and Hamish Milne (pianos)
10.30 Eigar Falstaff
LPO, conductor Georg Solti
11.06 Beethoven Incidental music:
Leonore Prohaska
Sylvia McNair (soprano), Berlin Philharmonic/Claudio Abbado
11.19 Philips Ecce vicit Leo Dering Factum est silentium
Tallis Scholars, director Peter Phillips
11.27 Bartok String Quartet No 6 Lindsay Quartet
Producer Chris Wines


Soprano: Sylvia McNair
Unknown: Dubensky Vocalise
Pianos: Hamish Milne
Pianos: Eigar Falstaff
Conductor: Georg Solti
Music: Leonore Prohaska
Soprano: Sylvia McNair
Director: Peter Phillips

: Composers of the Week: The English Madrigalists

1: Sing We and Chant It
With Mark Rowlinson.
Morley Sing wee and chaunt it King's Singers
Bennet All creatures now are merry-minded
Glasgow Orpheus Choir/Hugh Roberton Tomkins When David heard
Susan Longfield (soprano), Noreen Willett (contralto), Ian Partridge and Peter Bingham (tenors), Geoffrey Shaw (bass), conductor Christopher Bishop Ward, compl Steele My brest i'le sett;
Cor mio
Consort of Musicke
Bennet Round about in a fair ring Pro Cantione Antiqua
Byrd Though Amarillis daunce in greene Hilliard Ensemble
Byrd Who likes to love
Anna Crookes (soprano), Fretwork
Ford There is a ladie, sweet and kind Amaryllis Consort
Tomkins Musicke devine
Wilbye Consort , director Peter Pears Morley It was a lover and his lasse
Peter Pears (tenor), Julian Bream (lute) Henry VIII Pastyme with good companye Helen Watts (contralto), Gerald English (tenor), Christopher Keyte (bass), conductor Raymond Leppard Morley No, no, Nigella Consort of Musicke
Weelkes The Nightingale the organ of delight
King's Singers
Producer Mark Rowlinson
Repeated next Monday 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Rowlinson.
Soprano: Susan Longfield
Soprano: Noreen Willett
Contralto: Ian Partridge
Tenors: Peter Bingham
Tenors: Geoffrey Shaw
Conductor: Christopher Bishop
Soprano: Anna Crookes
Unknown: Amaryllis Consort
Unknown: Wilbye Consort
Director: Peter Pears
Tenor: Peter Pears
Tenor: Julian Bream
Unknown: Henry Viii Pastyme
Contralto: Helen Watts
Tenor: Christopher Keyte
Conductor: Raymond Leppard
Unknown: Nigella Consort
Producer: Mark Rowlinson

: The Afternoon on Three

With Susan Sharpe

: BBC Lunchtime Concert

- From St John 's, Smith Square,
London, the final concert of the 1995-6 season. This programme will not, as in previous weeks, be repeated on Sunday.
Guarneri Trio of Prague
Beethoven Allegretto in B flat, WoO 39; Piano Trio in B flat. Op 97 (Archduke)


Unknown: St John

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Andrew Davis ,
Timothy Brown (horn)
Tippett A Birthday Suite for Prince Charles
Strauss Horn Concerto No 1
Vaughan Williams Symphony No 6


Conductor: Andrew Davis
Horn: Timothy Brown

: Brindisi Quartet

With Susan Sharpe.
Beethoven String Quartet in F, Op 18 No
Shostakovich String Quartet No 7
Purcell Fantazias: in G minor, Z735; in F, Z737; in C minor, Z738 Bartok String Quartet No 4


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.

: Lester Leaps In

Russell Davies examines the recording career of Lester Young , the great tenor saxophonist whose nimble, poetic style pointed the way for the bebop revolution. 4: Detention Barrack Blues


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Lester Young

: The Music Machine

This week, Tommy Pearson is in residence at Tanglewood,
Massachusetts, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and setting for the Boston University
Tanglewood Institute, or BUTI. This organisation runs a range of music courses that are mainly for young people, and Tommy Pearson will be experiencing some of them. Today, he finds out more about BUTI and the courses students can sign up for. Producers Chris Marshall and Christina Pritchard. Radio 3 begins a Tanglewood Weekend this Friday at 5.15pm


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Producers: Chris Marshall
Producers: Christina Pritchard.

: In Tune

Jeremy Nicholas 's guest is Sir Edward Heath , who celebrates his 80th birthday tomorrow.
Mendelssohn Capriccio brillant in B minor
Moura Lympany (piano). Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Nicolai Maiko
6.03 Mozart Piano Sonata in C. K545
Maria-Joao Pires (piano)
6.30 Reubke Sonata in C minor on the 94th Psalm
Thomas Trotter (organ) Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Unknown: Sir Edward Heath
Piano: Moura Lympany
Conductor: Nicolai Maiko
Piano: Maria-Joao Pires
Unknown: Thomas Trotter
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Cheltenham Festival 1996

A concert given last night in the Town Hall, to open the Festival's Rachmaninov cycle.
Tasmin Little (violin), BBC
Sinaisky Undberg Arena (first UK performance) Sibelius Violin Concerto
Rachmaninov Symphony No 1 in D minor
See also tomorrow 5.15pm and 7.30pm


Unknown: Sinaisky Undberg Arena

: Art and the Human Condition

Painting and sculpture have traditionally depicted the human figure and dealt with the biggest issues of human existence - birth, love, joy, pain, suffering and death. But can art today aspire to similar heights and depths, or has it lost out to film and television? Martin Kemp talks to artists about the way they treat the question of what it is to be alive today. 1: The Experience of Living
Marlene Dumas uses a traditional medium - painting - and traditional subjects - large iconic faces and bodies - to communicate essentially human values and emotions. Producer Judith Bumpus
Next programme tomorrow 9.15pm


Talks: Martin Kemp
Unknown: Marlene Dumas
Producer: Judith Bumpus

: Ensemble

Introduced by Penny Gore .Benjamin Frith (piano)
Clementi Sonata in F sharp minor, Op 25 No 5
Weber Sonata in A flat, Op 39 Producer Nigel Wilkinson


Piano: Penny Gore
Introduced By: Benjamin Frith
Piano: Clementi Sonata
Producer: Nigel Wilkinson

: Mixing It

With Mark Russell and Robert Sandall.
Producer Philip Tagney


Unknown: Mark Russell
Unknown: Robert Sandall.
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Composer of the Week: Franz Berwald

With David Byers and Roy Goodman. String Quartet in G minor (1st mvt) Chilingirian Quartet Play of the Elves
RPO, conductor Ulf Bjorlin
Symphony No 1 in G minor (Sinfonie serieuse)
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Roy Goodman Repeated from last Monday


Unknown: David Byers
Unknown: Roy Goodman.
Conductor: Ulf Bjorlin
Conductor: Roy Goodman

: Jazz Notes

With Digby Fairweather. Earlier this year, Cy Laurie and Don Rendell celebrated their 70th birthdays.
Tonight, they look back over careers which still flourish today. Producer Terry Carter


Unknown: Digby Fairweather.
Unknown: Cy Laurie
Unknown: Don Rendell
Producer: Terry Carter

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 French Radio Philharmonic, conductor Lev Markiz Haydn Symphony No 98 in B flat
Ustvol'skaya Piano Concerto Alexei Lyubimov (piano) Shostakovich, arr Barshai Chamber Symphony
2.30 Soprano Ruth Ziesak and tenor
Christoph Pregardien are accompanied by Andras Schiff (piano) in a selection of songs by Mozart
3.45 Music by Geminianl, Gluck and Mozart. La Stagione Frankfurt, director Michael Schneider
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Lev Markiz Haydn
Piano: Alexei Lyubimov
Soprano: Ruth Ziesak
Tenor: Christoph Pregardien
Accompanied By: Andras Schiff
Director: Michael Schneider

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