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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Telemann Trio in E minor
(Tafelmusik, Part 2)
6.15 Building a Library: Best of the Bunch
Strauss Don Quixote
7.05 Weber Concertino in E flat
7.32 Sarasate Zigeunerweisen
8.05 Lutoslawski, arr
Harvey Variations on a Theme of Paganini
8.40 Beethoven Choral Fantasy


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Strauss Don Quixote
Unknown: Sarasate Zigeunerweisen
Unknown: Harvey Variations

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Schubert Symphony No 9 in C (Great) Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt


Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt

: Musical Encounters

With Piers Burton-Page . Locke Psyche (Act 5)
Soloists, New London Consort, conductor Philip Pickett
10.24 Britten Occasional Overture
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle
10.34 Artist of the Week:
Martyn Hill (tenor)
Finzi Till Earth Outwears Clifford Benson (piano)
10.52 Reger Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Bach, Op 81 Andras Schiff (piano)
11.27 Wagner Hagen Summons the Vassals (Gotterdammerung) Gottlob Frick (bass),
Chorus and Orchestra of the Deutsche
Staatsoper, Berlin, conductor Franz Konwitschny
11.38 Douglas Ulbum Symphony No 3 New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, conductor John Hopkins


Unknown: Piers Burton-Page
Conductor: Philip Pickett
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Tenor: Martyn Hill
Piano: Clifford Benson
Piano: Andras Schiff
Piano: Wagner Hagen
Bass: Gottlob Frick
Conductor: Franz Konwitschny
Conductor: John Hopkins

: Composers of the Week: The Court of James VI

Today, the work of some of the younger poets of the Castalian Band, including Montgomerie's acknowledged artistic heir.
John Murray was one of the poets who went south with James VI when he became James I of Britain. With Mhairi
Lawson (soprano), Jacob Heringman (lute) and readings by Tom Fleming. Repeated next Friday 12.30am


Unknown: John Murray
Soprano: Jacob Heringman
Unknown: Tom Fleming.

: Over the Borders

Music in Europe during the reign of James VI.
5: The Spanish are Coming!
Tomas Luis de Victoria Olldephonse; Ave Maria Pro Cantione Antiqua,
London Cornett and Sackbut
Ensemble, director Bruno Turner
Antonio de Cabezon Tiento del Primer
Sophie Yates (harpsichord) Discs


Unknown: James Vi.
Unknown: Tomas Luis de Victoria
Director: Bruno Turner
Director: Antonio de Cabezon
Harpsichord: Sophie Yates

: Chamber Music from Manchester

From Studio Seven, introduced by Rodney Slatford.
Palladian Ensemble: Pamela Thorby (recorder), Rachel Podger (violin),
Susanne Heinrich (viola da gamba), William Carter (theorbo/guitar)
Marco Uccellini Sonata Decima Ottava
Antonio Bertali Sonatas: a 3 in A minor: a 3 in D minor
Marin Marais Pieces en Trio
Jean-Fery Rebel Les Caracteres de la Danse


Introduced By: Rodney Slatford.
Unknown: Pamela Thorby
Violin: Rachel Podger
Viola: Susanne Heinrich
Unknown: William Carter
Guitar: Marco Uccellini
Unknown: Decima Ottava
Unknown: Antonio Bertali

: Preoccupations

Series in which leading musicians reveal matters close to their hearts.
This week, cellist Steven Isserlis reads from his favourite book.
Followed by:


Unknown: Steven Isserlis

: Liszt

La Lugubre Gondola
Steven Isserlis (cello),
Stephen Hough (piano) Disc


Cello: Steven Isserlis
Piano: Stephen Hough

: Music Restored

George Pratt introduces the third of seven programmes from this year's York Early Music Festival. A performance recorded in July at Holy Trinity Church, Micklegate. John Holloway (violin),
Jaap ter Linden (viola da gamba), Lars-Ulrik Mortensen (harpsichord)
Buxtehude Sonatas: in D minor, Op 1 No 6; in C minor, Op 2 No 4
Corelli, ed Roman/Corelli Sonata in G minor, Op 5 No 5
Buxtehude Sonata in F, Op 1 No 1 Repeated from yesterday 10.00pm


Introduces: George Pratt
Violin: John Holloway
Harpsichord: Lars-Ulrik Mortensen

: Mining the Archive

Time Remembered
Dutch soprano Elly Ameling is one of the finest recitalists. By concentrating on the concert repertoire, she achieved an impressive depth of response , harnessing the fresh youthful quality of her voice to her emotional and artistic understanding. This programme includes BBC archive recordings made in 1977 at the Maltings, Snape, of songs by Schubert - including The Shepherd on the Rock - and of the Opus 39 song-cycle Liederkreis by Schumann from a BBC recital given in 1979 at St John's, Smith Square, London.


Soprano: Elly Ameling

: Music Machine

Let's Make a Musical
The team of young performers at
Ashleworth Tithe Barn have created their musical show under the guidance of Nick Brace and his team from
Actiontrack, and it is time for the performance. Tommy Pearson is there for the big night but all sorts of questions must be answered: will all the costumes and sets be ready in time? Will everyone remember the words? Will there be an audience?


Unknown: Nick Brace
Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

With Natalie Wheen , including
Handel Concerto Grosso in G, Op 3 No 3
English Baroque Soloists, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
6.03 Bach Prelude and Fugue in D, BWV850 ("Well-tempered Clavier") Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
6.30 Webern Passacaglia, Op 1 Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Pierre Boulez
Producer Verity Sharp


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Piano: Sviatoslav Richter
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Producer: Verity Sharp

: Britten Sinfonia

A concert given last July at the West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge, continuing Radio 3's celebration of the music of Roberto Gerhard and featuring two exhilarating and rarely performed concertos.
Conductor Nicholas Cleobury ,
Rolf Hind (piano), Maggie Cole
(harpsichord), Jean Rigby (mezzo)
Britten Prelude and Fugue for Strings Gerhard Piano Concerto; Harpsichord Concerto
Falla El Amor Brujo (original 1915 version)


Unknown: Roberto Gerhard
Conductor: Nicholas Cleobury
Piano: Rolf Hind
Harpsichord: Jean Rigby

: Further Shades of Gray

The last excerpt from Spalding Gray's question-and-answer session with a Vancouver audience includes stories about perfect moments and being recognised in public.

: Night Pieces

Peter Sculthorpe Snow , Moon and Flowers; Night; Stars The composer (piano) Takemitsu Far Away
Roger Woodward (piano)


Unknown: Peter Sculthorpe Snow
Piano: Roger Woodward

: Hear and Now

The music of the Baltic countries was featured in this year's Vale of Glamorgan Festival. Andrew Sparling introduces music from the three emerging nations and speaks with the artists.
Piano Circus, Hilliard Ensemble,
Christopher Bowers Broadbent (organ), Paul Archibald (trumpet),
Matthew Griffiths and Urmas Sisak (percussion), Ensemble
Musica Humana , Thomas Bowes (violin), Eleanor Alberga (piano), Estonian Philharmonic Choir, Sinfonia 21
Pieces include:
Urmas Sisak Symphony in Five Movements (Uranus) (first UK performance)
Osvaldas Balakauskas Like the Touch of a Sea Wave
Erkki-Sven Tuur Transmission (Festival commission; first UK performance) Mindaugas Urbaitis Celebrabo Te,
Domine (Festival commission; first UK performance)
Bronius Kutavicius Stabat Mater (The Western Gates) (first UK performance) The Festival also presented a concert of music by pupils from four schools in the Vale. John Metcalf talks about the educational project in which he has been involved since February. Producer Gwyn L Williams


Introduces: Andrew Sparling
Unknown: Christopher Bowers Broadbent
Unknown: Paul Archibald
Unknown: Matthew Griffiths
Unknown: Musica Humana
Violin: Thomas Bowes
Piano: Eleanor Alberga

: Composer of the Week Dvorak

Susan Sharpe concludes her survey of Dvorak's chamber music.
Violin Sonatina in G, Op 100
String Quartet in A flat, Op 105 Discs
Repeated from last Friday


Unknown: Susan Sharpe

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Caldara La Passione di Gesu
Hugo Distler Choir,
La Stagione Frankfurt, conductor Michael Schneider
2.35 Violinist Benjamin Schmid and pianist Lisa Smirnova perform music by Schubert, Stravinsky, Schumann and Paganini.
3.50 Frank Braley (piano), French Radio Philharmonic, conductor Eliahu Inbal
Dvorak Carnival Overture Ravel Piano
Concerto in G Stravinsky The Firebird
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Hugo Distler
Conductor: Michael Schneider
Violinist: Benjamin Schmid
Pianist: Lisa Smirnova
Piano: Frank Braley
Conductor: Eliahu Inbal
Pietro: Michael Chance(countertenor)
Giovanni: Noemi Rime(sop)
Maddalena: Ann Monoyios(sop)
Giuseppe d'Arimatea: Michael Schopper(bass)

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