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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Vivaldi Violin Concerto in C minor,
Op 11 No 5
Stanley Ritchie , Academy of Ancient Music, conductor Christopher Hogwood
6.12 Elgar Violin Concerto in B minor Nigel Kennedy ,
London Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley
7.05 Bax Magnificat Ramsey Singers,
Jeremy Rlsell (organ), conductor Mark Fenton
7.36 Beethoven String Quartet in D, Op 18 No 3
Emerson Quartet
8.05 Puccini Tua madre (La Rondine) Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano), Placido Domingo (tenor),
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Lorin Maazel
8.32 Haydn Symphony No 64 in A (Tempora mutantur)
Tafelmusik, director Bruno Weil


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Stanley Ritchie
Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
Unknown: Nigel Kennedy
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Singers: Jeremy Rlsell
Conductor: Mark Fenton
Unknown: Puccini Tua
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Director: Bruno Weil

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Beethoven Piano Sonata in F minor, Op 57 (Appassionata) Emil Gilels
9.26 Thomas Pale et blonde (Hamlet) Kathleen Battle (soprano), Chorus and Orchestra of the Opera Bastille, conductor Myung-Whun Chung
9.39 Rimsky-Korsakov Skazka Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, conductor Anshel Brusilow


Unknown: Emil Gilels
Soprano: Kathleen Battle
Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
Conductor: Anshel Brusilow

: Musical Encounters

With Mark Rowlinson.
Dukas Fanfare: La Péri
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Yan Pascal Torletier
10.01 Artist of the Week:
Robert Lloyd (bass)
Purcell Come ye sons of art away (Birthday Ode for Queen Mary) (excerpts)
Early Music Consort of London, director David Munrow
10.12 Tartini Cello Concerto in D
Miklos Perenyi ,
Northern Sinfonia, conductor Heinrich Schiff
10.30 Rachmaninov, arr Sitkovetsky - Vocalise
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Dmitri Sitkovetsky
10.36 Neil Saunders Cantilena
Marios Argiros (oboe), Caroline Clemmow (piano)
10.55 Respighi Adagio con variazione Northern Sinfonia directed by Heinrich Schiff (cello)
11.05 Ravel Introduction and Allegro Prometheus Ensemble
11.15 Christopher Leedham Clarinet Quartet (first broadcast)
Members of the BBC Philharmonic
11.22 Sibelius Intermezzo ; Ballade (Karelia Suite)
Julius Christian (piano)
11.55 Mozart 0, Isis und Osiris (Die Zauberflote)
Robert Lloyd (bass),
Scottish Chamber Orchestra, conductor Charles Mackerras


Unknown: Mark Rowlinson.
Conductor: Yan Pascal Torletier
Bass: Robert Lloyd
Director: David Munrow
Unknown: Miklos Perenyi
Conductor: Heinrich Schiff
Conductor: Dmitri Sitkovetsky
Conductor: Neil Saunders Cantilena
Oboe: Marios Argiros
Oboe: Caroline Clemmow
Piano: Respighi Adagio
Directed By: Heinrich Schiff
Clarinet: Christopher Leedham
Unknown: Sibelius Intermezzo
Piano: Julius Christian
Bass: Robert Lloyd
Conductor: Charles MacKerras

: Composer of the Week: Haydn

Paul Guinery presents more music written by Haydn in his final years. Das Kaiserlied, H XXVIa 43
String Quartet in C, Op 76 No 3 (Emperor)
Two Duets of Nisa and Tirsi, H XXVa
Kyrie; Gloria (Mass in D minor) (Nelsonmesse)
Repeated next Wednesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Paul Guinery

: The Afternoon on Three

With Susan Sharpe.
1.00 New series
Manchester Summer Recitals
Pianist Leon McCawley begins this year's series from the Concert Hall of New Broadcasting House. Presented by Rodney Slatford.
Mozart Sonata in C, K330
Schumann Kreisleriana
2.00 Midweek Choice:
(0171) [number removed]
With Susan Sharpe. Ring in with your request by lunchtime for a chance to hear it today. Albeniz Tango in D, Op 165 No 2
Alicia de Larrocha (piano)
Bruch Adagio on Celtic Themes, Op 56 Ofra Harnoy (cello), London
Philharmonic/Charles Mackerras Stanford Irish Rhapsody No 2
Ulster Orchestra/Vernon Handley
Reicha Clarinet Quintet in B flat, Op 89 Vlastimil Mares , Stamitz Quartet Producer Peter Thresh Discs
WRITTEN REQUESTS: Midweek Choice. BBC Radio 3, Broadcasting House. London W1A 1AA.
FAX: (0171) [number removed]
E-MAIL: midweek.choice@bbc.co.uk
4.00 Choral Evensong
From the Church of Advent, Boston, Massachusetts.
Introit: Show us Your mercy. 0 Lord (Hallock)
Responses (Lehman)
Hymn: King of Glory (General Seminary) Psalms: 148, 149, 150 (Marsh, Hanforth, Talbot)
First Lesson: Joshua 5, v 13 - 6, v 2 Office Hymn: Jerusalem, my happy home (Land of Rest)
Canticles: Sowerby in D
Second Lesson: Revelation 1, w 9-19
Anthems: Love's delicious fire (Lister); God so loved the world (DeLong); Holy is the true light (Near)
Hymn: Tell out my soul (Birmingham) Organ Voluntary: Prelude and Fugue in B minor (Willan)
Director of music Edith Ho.
Organist Mark Dwyer.
Repeated tomorrow 1.00am


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Pianist: Leon McCawley
Presented By: Rodney Slatford.
Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Piano: Bruch Adagio
Cello: Ofra Harnoy
Unknown: Vlastimil Mares
Organist: Edith Ho.
Organist: Mark Dwyer.

: Music Machine

With Tommy Pearson.
The pupils of Stanwell Comprehensive School, Penarth, quiz pianist and organist Wayne Marshall about his career.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson.
Organist: Wayne Marshall

: In Tune

With Andrew Green.
Poulenc Sonata for piano duet
Pascal Roge and Jean-Philippe Collard
6.03 Wagner Overture: Die Meistersinger von
Nurnberg Vienna Philharmonic/Georg Solti
6.40 Bach Motet; Singet dem Herrn, BWV 225
Collegium Vocale, Ghent, conductor Philippe Herreweghe Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Andrew Green.
Unknown: Pascal Roge
Unknown: Jean-Philippe Collard
Unknown: Nurnberg Vienna

: Cheltenham Festival 1996

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Richard Hickox ,
Paul Silverthorne (viola). A concert given on Sunday in Cheltenham Town Hall. Rachmaninov The Isle of the Dead
Michael Berkeley Viola Concerto Rachmaninov Symphony No 2 in E minor


Conductor: Richard Hickox
Viola: Paul Silverthorne

: 1996 Reith Lectures: The Language Web

3: Building the Web - Acquiring Language
Children are programmed to acquire language to a schedule that cannot be significantly speeded up, and Professor Jean Aitchison describes how children weave the strands of the language web. Parents worry that schools are not teaching the "standard language", but Professor Aitchison argues that "standard language" is a confused notion. First broadcast on Radio 4
Next lecture tomorrow 9.30pm


Unknown: Professor Jean Aitchison

: Voices

Songs of the Scots Romantics
Lorna Anderson (soprano), Catherine Wyn-Rogers (mezzo), Christopher Maltman (baritone), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
Malcolm Martineau presents the first of two programmes from the Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, which celebrate the bicentenary of Robert Burns , who died in July 1796. The settings reflect the influence of Scots Romantic poets on European song. This week, Schubert and Schumann settings of Burns, Ossian and Scott.
Producer Svend Brown


Soprano: Lorna Anderson
Soprano: Catherine Wyn-Rogers
Baritone: Christopher Maltman
Baritone: Malcolm Martineau
Piano: Malcolm Martineau
Unknown: Robert Burns
Producer: Svend Brown

: Night Waves

In its occasional series Fifty Futures, the programme reports on the view from the Vatican, as the Pope tries to reclaim the millennium for Christianity. Producer Helen Garrison


Producer: Helen Garrison

: Composers of the Week The English Madrigalists

With Mark Rowlinson.
Wilbye Draw on sweet night
East You meaner beauties of the night Weelkes When David heard
Tomkins Above the stars; A Sad
Pavan: For these Distracted Tymes Morley Arise , awake, awake; Now is the month ofmaying, Our bonny boots could toote it
Pilkington Rest, sweet nymphs Ward Come, sable night
Repeated from last Wednesday


Unknown: Mark Rowlinson.
Unknown: Tymes Morley Arise

: Jazz Notes

With Digby Fairweather. The Blue
Jersey All Stars , directed by Malcolm Creese , continue their three-part salute to Duke Ellington , from this year's Jersey Jazz Festival.


Unknown: Digby Fairweather.
Unknown: Jersey All Stars
Directed By: Malcolm Creese
Unknown: Duke Ellington

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Shostakovich Violin Concerto
No 1; Symphony No 5 Stoika Milanova (violin), Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Milen Natchev
2.45 Harpsichord recital by Wolfgang Gliixam , including Froberger, Frescobaldi and Fischer
4.15 Vienna Chamber Philharmonic
Orchestra, conductor Stefan Vladar Beethoven Symphony No 4 in B flat
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Harpsichord: Milen Natchev
Unknown: Wolfgang Gliixam
Conductor: Stefan Vladar

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