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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor. Music, news and weather. Including:
Bach Partita No 2 in D minor,
Itzhak Perlman (violin)
6.35 Strauss Oboe Concerto
Robin Canter ,
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor James Judd
7.05 Gesualdo Sepulto Domino (Tenebrae Responses)
Tallis Scholars , director Peter Phillips
7.41 Ravel Suite: Mother Goose
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Jean Fournet
8.05 Charles Williams Devil 's Galop (Dick Barton Theme)
New London Orchestra, conductor Ronald Corp
8.23 Saint-Saens Symphony No 3 in C minor (Organ)
Michael Matthes (organ), Bastille Opera Orchestra, conductor Myung-Whun Chung


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Violin: Itzhak Perlman
Unknown: Robin Canter
Conductor: James Judd
Unknown: Tallis Scholars
Director: Peter Phillips
Conductor: Jean Fournet
Conductor: Charles Williams Devil
Unknown: Dick Barton
Unknown: Michael Matthes
Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Liszt From the Cradle to the Grave
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, conductor Kurt Masur
9.14 Berg Seven Early Songs Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo), Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Claudio Abbado
9.31 Schubert Symphony No 8 in B minor (Unfinished)
Chamber Orchestra of Europe, conductor Claudio Abbado


Conductor: Kurt Masur
Songs: Anne Sofie von Otter
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Conductor: Claudio Abbado

: Musical Encounters

With Piers Burton-Page . Locke Psyche (Act 3)
Soloists, New London Consort, conductor Philip Pickett
10.20 Elgar Sursum Corda
London Brass Virtuosi, Philharmonia, conductor David Honeyball
10.31 Artist of the Week:
Martyn Hill (tenor)
Walton Anon in Love City of London Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
10.44 Beethoven Piano Sonata in C minor, Op 13 (Pathetique) Robert Levin (fortepiano)
11.05 John Adams The Wound Dresser
David Wilson-Johnson (baritone), BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Mogrelia
11.26 Douglas Lilburn Symphony No 2 New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, conductor John Hopkins


Unknown: Piers Burton-Page
Conductor: Philip Pickett
Conductor: David Honeyball
Tenor: Martyn Hill
Tenor: Walton Anon
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Unknown: Robert Levin
Unknown: John Adams
Conductor: Andrew Mogrelia
Conductor: John Hopkins

: Composers of the Week: The Court of James VI

Verse and song by the most prolific figure of the Castalian Band - the band of poet-musicians in 16th-century Scotland - courtier, plotter, spy, poet and royal favourite Alexander Montgomerie.
Mhairi Lawson (soprano) and Jacob Heringman (lute) perform lute songs, and the Baltimore and Rowallan
Consorts perform instrumental music. Tom Fleming reads the poetry. Repeated next Wednesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Alexander Montgomerie.
Soprano: Mhairi Lawson
Soprano: Jacob Heringman
Music: Tom Fleming

: Over the Borders

Music in Europe during the reign of James VI.
3: Englishmen in Denmark
Dowland Lachrimae Antiquae; Lachrimae Verae
Consort of Musicke, director Anthony Rooley
William Brade Paduana ; Galliard a 6 Musica Dolce Discs


Unknown: James Vi.
Director: Anthony Rooley
Director: William Brade Paduana

: Schubert and Beethoven

Schubert Moments Musicaux, D780 Beethoven String Quartet in F minor, Op 95
Olga Tverskaya (fortepiano), Emperor Quartet Repeat

: Midweek Choice: (0171) [number removed]

With Susan Sharpe. Ring in with your request by lunchtime for a chance to hear it today. Including
MacCunn Overture: The Land of the Mountain and the Flood
Scottish National Orchestra, conductor Alexander Gibson
Nicolau Death of a Novice
Orfeo Catala de Barcelona, conductor Lluis Millet
Lully, transcr Visee La Grotte de Versailles
Yasunori Imamura (theorbo)
Jan Dussek Concerto in G minor
Andreas Staier (fortepiano), Concerto Koln
Producer Peter Thresh Discs
Midweek Choice, BBC Radio 3.
Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA Fax: (0171) [number removed]
E-MAIL: midweek.choice@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Conductor: Alexander Gibson
Conductor: Nicolau Death
Conductor: Lluis Millet
Unknown: Jan Dussek
Unknown: Andreas Staier

: Choral Evensong

From Peterborough Cathedral. Introit: Os Justi (Bruckner)
Responses (Sanders)
Psalm 119, w 73-104 (Lloyd, Vann, Ouseley, Alcock)
First Lesson: 2 Kings 3, w 4-24
Office Hymn: Pour Out Thy Spirit from on High (Verbum Supernum) Canticles: Jackson in G
Second Lesson: Acts 17, w 1-15
Anthem: The Spirit of the Lord Is upon Me (Eigar)
Hymn: Forth in the Peace of Christ We Go (Duke Street, descant Gower) Organ Voluntary: Rhapsody No 3 (Howells)
Master of the music
Christopher Gower. Organists Mark Duthie and Nicholas Johnson.
Repeated tomorrow 1.00am


Organists: Christopher Gower.
Organists: Mark Duthie
Organists: Nicholas Johnson.

: Music Machine

Let's Make a Musical
Tommy Pearson finds out how the group of young people working in the Tithe Barn at Ashleworth are tackling the composition of the music for their show.


Musical: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

With Jeremy Nicholas , including Albeniz/De Severac Navarra Mexico State SO, conductor Enrique Batiz
6.03 Bach, arr Maxwell Davies
Prelude and Fugue in C sharp, BWV848 ("Well-tempered Clavier") Fires of London
6.30 Handel Organ Concerto in F (The Cuckoo and the Nightingale) Herbert Tachezi ,
Vienna Concentus Musicus, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Producer Andrew Mussett


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Conductor: Enrique Batiz
Unknown: Herbert Tachezi
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: Gerhard Anniversary Concert

From London's Wigmore Hall. Continuing the season celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Spanish composer Roberto Gerhard.
Rosemary Hardy (soprano), Ian Brown (piano), Nash Ensemble , conductor Martyn Brabbins
Gerhard Concert for 8
Stravinsky Two Poems of Konstantin Bal 'mont; Three Japanese Lyrics Gerhard Leo
8.25 The Manuel de Falla Archive
Elena Garcia de Paredes , Director of the Manuel de Falla Archive and Falla's great-niece, talks to Michael Christophiridis about the letters, scores and articles held in a Granada archive devoted to the work of the Spanish composer.
8.45 Gerhard 7 Haiku for voice and ensemble
Falla Fantasia Betica
Gerhard Cancionero de Pedrell


Unknown: Roberto Gerhard.
Soprano: Rosemary Hardy
Soprano: Ian Brown
Piano: Nash Ensemble
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Conductor: Gerhard Concert
Unknown: Konstantin Bal
Unknown: Gerhard Leo
Unknown: Elena Garcia de Paredes
Unknown: Michael Christophiridis

: Further Shades of Gray

More questions to monologist
Spalding Gray from a Vancouver audience. Tonight's subjects include what it is like to be a father and learning to ski.


Unknown: Spalding Gray

: Voices

Spotlight on Anthony Rolfe Johnson The renowned English tenor talks to lain Burnside about his life and career and makes a selection from among his distinguished recordings including songs by Britten and Schubert,
Mozart's Idomeneo and Monteverdi's
Orfeo. The programme also features a recording of master Anthony aged 14. Producer Adam Gatehouse
Repeated next Monday 3.45pm


Unknown: Anthony Rolfe Johnson

: Night Waves

Novelist Terry McMillan has become an international star for her writings on race and gender. Humphrey Carpenter reports from tonight's reading in Brixton and talks to Terry McMillan about her life as writer and role model. Also tonight, a first-night review of Edward Albee 's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? with Diana Rigg and David Suchet. Producer Julian May


Unknown: Terry McMillan
Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Terry McMillan
Unknown: Edward Albee
Unknown: Diana Rigg
Unknown: David Suchet.

: Composer of the Week: Dvorak

Susan Sharpe continues her survey of Dvorak's chamber music.
Gypsy Melodies, Op 55
Gabriela Benackova (soprano) Piano Quartet in E flat, Op 87 Rudolf Firkusny (piano)
Discs Repeated from last Wednesday


Unknown: Susan Sharpe
Piano: Rudolf Firkusny

: Jazz Notes

With Dave Gelly. Tonight, the first of two programmes about trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, arguably the most talked-about musician of his generation.


Unknown: Dave Gelly.
Unknown: Wynton Marsalis

: Through the Night

Jozsef Lendvai (violin), Suisse
Romande Orchestra, conductor Armin Jordan Schubert Overture in the Italian
Style Mozart Violin Concerto No 5 in A Brahms Serenade No 2 in A, Op 16
3.00 Schools
3.00 Time and Tune 3.20 Together
3.40 Dance Workshop 4.00 History 9-11 4.20 Scottish Resources 4.40
Talking Points
5.00 Sequence


Violin: Jozsef Lendvai
Conductor: Armin Jordan Schubert

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