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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor , including Bach Violin Concerto in A minor,
6.16 Strauss Ein Heldenleben
7.05 C Wood '77s the Day of Resurrection
7.38 Delius Idyll: Once I Passed through a Populous City
8.05 Puccini Un Bel di Vedremo
(Madame Butterfly, Act 2)
8.40 Janacek String Quartet No 1 (Kreutzer Sonata) Editor Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Unknown: Strauss Ein Heldenleben
Editor: Andrew Lyle

: Morning Collection

With Catriona Young , who begins a season of Mozart chamber music.
Wagner Overture: Das Liebesverbot Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Wolfgang Sawallisch
9.09 Mozart Piano Trio in G, K496 Willi Boskovsky (violin), Nikolaus Hubner (cello), Lili Kraus (piano)
9.35 Telemann Overture in D
Vienna Concentus Musicus, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Producer Tony Cheevers Discs


Unknown: Catriona Young
Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch
Violin: Willi Boskovsky
Violin: Nikolaus Hubner
Cello: Lili Kraus
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt

: Musical Encounters

Geraint Lewis 's selection includes music by the late Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu , song-cycles by Britten and anthems by Purcell. Artist of the Week:
David Atherton (conductor)
Walton Overture: Portsmouth Point
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
10.05 Britten The Holy Sonnets of John Donne
Ian Bostridge (tenor),
Graham Johnson (piano)
10.30 Purcell I Was Glad, Z19
Choir of St John's College, Cambridge, conductor George Guest
10.40 Haydn String Quartet in C, Op 54 No 2
Lindsay Quartet
11.10 Stanford The Blue Bird
Cambridge Singers, conductor John Rutter
11.15 Takemitsu A Rock Descends into the Pentagonal Garden
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Tadaaki Otaka
11.25 Parys Le Corbeau et le Renard Bonneau Le Grenouille Qui Voulait Se Faire un Boeuf
Trenet La Cigale et la Fourmi Francois le Roux (baritone), Roger Vignoles (piano)
11.35 Elgar Sea Pictures Delia Jones (mezzo),
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor David Atherton
Producers Gwawr Owen and James Webb


Unknown: Geraint Lewis
Unknown: Toru Takemitsu
Conductor: David Atherton
Unknown: John Donne
Tenor: Ian Bostridge
Piano: Graham Johnson
Conductor: John Rutter
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Piano: Roger Vignoles
Unknown: Delia Jones
Conductor: David Atherton
Producers: Gwawr Owen
Producers: James Webb

: Composer of the Week: Steve Reich at 60

William Mival explores the music of the American composer who is celebrating his 60th birthday year. Octet (1979) Group 180
Three Movements (1986)
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas
It's Gonna Rain (1965) Producer Tony Sellors
Repeated next Monday 11.30pm


Unknown: William Mival
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas

: Budapest Wind Ensemble

Druschetzky Partita No 6 in E flat (Berdlersgarn)
Gyrowetz Serenade in B flat, Op 5 No 2 Mozart Serenade in C minor, K388
Haydn Divertimento in B flat, H II 43 (Feldpartita)
Beethoven Rondino in E flat, WoO 25 Bartok, arr Zempleni Hungarian Peasant Songs Repeat


Unknown: Gyrowetz Serenade
Unknown: Beethoven Rondino

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Introduced by Martyn Brabbins , in conversation with composers Minna Keal and Piers Hellawell.
Conductor Martyn Brabbins , Alexander Baillie (cello)
Hellawell Memorial Cairns
(first broadcast)
Keal Cello Concerto (first broadcast) Haydn Symphony No 99 in E flat


Introduced By: Martyn Brabbins
Unknown: Minna Keal
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Cello: Alexander Baillie

: Voices

Spotlight on Anthony Rolfe Johnson The renowned English tenor talks to lain Burnside about his life and career and makes a selection from his recordings, including songs by Britten and Schubert, Mozart's Idomeneo and Monteverdi's Orfeo. The programme also includes a recording of the singer at the age of 14. Repeated from last Wednesday


Unknown: Anthony Rolfe Johnson

: Class of 86: a British Jazz Decade

4: Class of 96 How have the jazz musicians who found themselves in the spotlight 10 years ago influenced the next generation of British jazz players? In the last programme, John Fordham meets members of the Class of 86, including two acclaimed young pianists: Richard Fairhurst , who has worked closely with former Loose Tube lain Ballamy, and Nikki Yeoh , whose big break came when she dared to take part in a jam session with Courtney Pine when the expected pianist did not turn up. And ten years on, how do the Class of 86 view the future?


Unknown: John Fordham
Pianists: Richard Fairhurst
Unknown: Nikki Yeoh
Unknown: Courtney Pine

: Music Machine

BBC Singers
Tommy Pearson spends the week with the BBC Singers. Today, he finds out what makes them one of the finest professional choirs in the world, with conductors Stephen Cleobury and Bo Holten , producer Michael Emery and some of the singers themselves. Repeat


Singers: Tommy Pearson
Conductors: Stephen Cleobury
Conductors: Bo Holten
Producer: Michael Emery

: In Tune

With Jeremy Nicholas.
Herold Overture: Zampa
NBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Arturo Toscanini
6.03 Bach Prelude and Fugue in D minor, BWV851 ("48", Bk 1) Harriet Cohen (piano)
6.30 Haydn Symphony No 97 in C Cleveland Orchestra, conductor George Szell Producer Patrick Lambert
E-MAIL: intune@bh.bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas.
Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Piano: Harriet Cohen
Conductor: George Szell
Producer: Patrick Lambert

: BBC National Orchestra of Wales

From the Barbican Hall,
Conductor Mark Wigglesworth , Katarina Karneus (mezzo)
Britten Sinfonia da Requiem
Mahler Lieder eines Fahrenden
8.00 A New Map of British Fiction Novelist AS Byatt, a frequent contributor to Radio 3 for more than
25 years, examines current British fiction and creates a new critical paradigm to describe it.
8.20 Shostakovich Symphony No 5 A concert sponsored by BP


Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth
Conductor: Katarina Karneus

: Reputations

Isaiah Berlin In the years immediately after World
War II, Isaiah Berlin's lectures and talks brought together a rigorous Russian intellectual tradition and the Reithian ethic to produce a particular cultural moment. Michael Ignatieff investigates Isaiah Berlin's work for the Third
Programme and the lasting influence and practical importance of his ideas. Producer Neil Trevithick


Unknown: Michael Ignatieff
Producer: Neil Trevithick

: Ensemble

Penny Gore introduces a recital by the Kreutzer Quartet, continuing the celebrations of the Roberto Gerhard centenary.
Bartok String Quartet No 3 Gerhard String Quartet No 1 Producer Nigel Wilkinson
Repeated tomorrow 2.40pm


Introduces: Penny Gore
Unknown: Roberto Gerhard
Producer: Nigel Wilkinson

: Between the Ears

Water Dripping in a Bowl
"The fingernail loom and the weaver's song; the nightingale's floor and the temple boxers; the riverbank musicians and the water trade; kyukyu, sha-sha, bdiri-bdiri, shin-shin." A series of eight experimental radiophonic programmes begins with an evocation of the ancient Japanese city of Kyoto, an atmospheric study re-edited by John Theocharis from a recent Japanese radio documentary by Malte Jasperson. Here are the sounds, songs, words and silences of the city that was Japan's capital for more than a thousand years.


Edited By: John Theocharis
Unknown: Malte Jasperson.

: Composers of the Week: The Court of James VI

Repeated from last Monday

: The Road to Toledo

1: The Royal Party Now Leaving Brussels
September 1501: the start of the musical journey of Philip the Fair of Burgundy from Brussels to Toledo. The ensemble Sirinu, with Robert Langdon -
Lloyd as the chronicler Antoine de Lalaing , follow the royal progress through the songs and dances of 16th-century Flanders and France. Repeat. Continues tomorrow


Unknown: Robert Langdon
Unknown: Antoine De Lalaing

: Jazz Notes

With Gordon Cruickshank.
James Morrison 's Hot Horn Happening in concert at this year's Glasgow International Jazz Festival.
Producer Terry Carter. Continues tomorrow


Unknown: Gordon Cruickshank.
Unknown: James Morrison
Producer: Terry Carter.

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Saarbrucken RSO/John Nelson Haydn Symphony No 80 in D minor Mahler Symphony No 4
3.00 Schools
3.00 Music Box 3.15 Something to
Think About 3.30 The Song Tree 3.45 Stories and Rhymes 3.55 Together Stories 4.10 Singing Together 4.30
Hopscotch 4.45 Scottish Resources 7-9
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.

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