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: On Air

Andrew McGregor with news, information and music including
Bach Concerto for Three Violins in C, BWV1064
Simon Standage , Micaela Comberti and Miles Golding ,
Collegium Musicum 90
6.37 Strauss Death and Transfiguration New York City Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leopold Stokowski
7.05 Building a Library: Best of the Bunch
Roderick Swanston 's choice of music by Orlando Gibbons. See Saturday 9.00am
7.32 John McCabe Red Leaves
Bruno Ensemble, conductor Christopher Austin
7.32 Bax, orch Partlett On the Sea Shore
Ulster Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley
8.32 Janacek String Quartet No 2 (Intimate Letters) Juilliard Quartet


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Unknown: Simon Standage
Unknown: Micaela Comberti
Unknown: Miles Golding
Unknown: Collegium Musicum
Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Unknown: Roderick Swanston
Music By: Orlando Gibbons.
Unknown: John McCabe
Conductor: Christopher Austin
Conductor: Vernon Handley

: Morning Collection

With Catriona Young.
Tcherepnin Le Royaume Enchante Russian National Orchestra, conductor Mikhail Pletnev
9.14 Scriabin Piano Sonata in F sharp minor, Op 23
Jean Louis Steuerman
9.33 Mozart Piano Trio in E flat, K502
Beaux Arts Trio


Unknown: Catriona Young.
Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev
Unknown: Jean Louis Steuerman

: Musical Encounters

With Geraint Lewis.
Artist of the Week:
David Atherton (conductor) Bliss Welcome the Queen
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
10.05 Britten A Birthday Hansel Peter Pears (tenor), Osian Ellis (harp)
10.25 Purcell 0 Lord God of Hosts, Z37
Choir of St John's College, Cambridge, conductor George Guest
10.30 Haydn Symphony No 90 in C BBC Philharmonic, conductor Luciano Berio
10.55 Takemitsu Orion and Pleiades
Paul Watkins (cello),
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Tadaaki Otaka
11.20 Mathias Harp Concerto Osian Ellis ,
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor David Atherton
11.50 Britten Fish in the Unruffled
Lakes; To Lie Flat on the Back; When You're Feeling Like Expressing Your Affection
Ian Bostridge (tenor),
Malcolm Martineau (piano)


Artist: Geraint Lewis.
Conductor: David Atherton
Harp: Osian Ellis
Conductor: Luciano Berio
Conductor: Takemitsu Orion
Cello: Paul Watkins
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Unknown: Osian Ellis
Conductor: David Atherton
Tenor: Ian Bostridge
Piano: Malcolm Martineau

: Composer of the Week: Steve Reich at 60

With William Mival.
Sextet (1985)
Amadinda Percussion Group The Cave (1993) (excerpts) Steve Reich Ensemble, conductor Paul Hillier
Repeated next Friday 12 midnight See also tonight 10.30pm


Unknown: William Mival.
Unknown: Steve Reich
Conductor: Paul Hillier

: Chamber Music from Manchester

From Studio 7, introduced by Rodney Slatford.
Peter Hill (piano)
Messiaen La Chouette Hulotte ;
L'Alouette-Lulu (Catalogue d'Oiseaux) Dutilleux Three Preludes Messiaen Le Merle Bleu (Catalogue d'Oiseaux)


Introduced By: Rodney Slatford.
Piano: Peter Hill
Piano: Messiaen La Chouette Hulotte

: Three Score Years and Ten

The second of five programmes taking an affectionate look at Choral Evensong, which has been broadcast weekly by the BBC since 7 October 1926.
Next programme Sunday 3.10pm

: Fasch

Sonata in B flat for Recorder, Oboe,
Violin and Continuo
Members of the Ricercar Consort

: Music Restored

George Pratt introduces the fourth of seven programmes from this year's York Early Music Festival. A performance recorded last July at Harewood House.
Stephen Varcoe (baritone), Peter Seymour (fortepiano)
Haydn Piercing Eyes, H XXVIa 35
Zumsteeg Was 1st Liebe?; Ossian auf Slimora Mozart Sehnsucht nach dem Fruhling,
Beethoven Maigesang , Op 52 No 4
Zelter Trost in Tranen; Todes Wiegenlied Haydn The Spirit's Song, H XXVIa 41 Zumsteeg Schwermuth
Zelter Meine Bluten Find Zernagt; Auf den Tod eines Kindes Reichardt Prometheus
Haydn The Wanderer, H XXVIa 32
Beethoven Zartliche Liebe , WoO 123 Producer Mark Rowlinson
Repeated from yesterday 10.00pm


Introduces: George Pratt
Baritone: Stephen Varcoe
Baritone: Peter Seymour
Unknown: Beethoven Maigesang
Unknown: Zumsteeg Schwermuth
Unknown: Zelter Meine Bluten
Unknown: Reichardt Prometheus
Unknown: Beethoven Zartliche Liebe
Producer: Mark Rowlinson

: Mining the Archive

In the first of four programmes, Susan Sharpe introduces and investigates some ground-breaking recordings of early music. Featured are
Henry Washington 's reconstructions of the Liturgy of St John of Compostela; excerpts from a series on the organs of Spain and Portugal; music from
Renaissance Venice; and some of the first recordings made by today's leading early music specialists.


Introduces: Susan Sharpe
Unknown: Henry Washington

: Music Machine BBC Singers

Four members of the BBC Singers and chief conductor Stephen Cleobury answer questions from London students. Tommy Pearson chairs the proceedings. Repeat


Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

With Andrew Green , including
Brahms Academic Festival Overture
Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Claudio Abbado
6.03 Beethoven Rondo a Capriccio in G, Op 129 (Rage over a Lost Penny) Ronald Brautigam (piano)
6.25 Finzi Dies
Natalis Wilfred Brown (tenor),
English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Christopher Finzi
6.55 Bach Prelude and Fugue in E minor, BWV855 ("48", Bk 1) Glenn Gould (piano) Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Andrew Green
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Conductor: Beethoven Rondo
Piano: Ronald Brautigam
Tenor: Natalis Wilfred Brown
Conductor: Christopher Finzi
Piano: Glenn Gould
Producer: Ray Abbott

: BBC Philharmonic

From the Victoria Hall, Hanley. Conductor Edward Downes ,
Amanda Roocroft (soprano)
Mendelssohn Overture: The Hebrides
(Fmgal's Cave)
Strauss Four Last Songs
8.35 The End of the Story? Philosopher Richard Kearney considers whether contemporary thought is still capable of telling us stories that explain our situation. The grand narratives of the past - the "Big Ideas" - seem to have collapsed into fragments during our century. Is the dream of the Enlightenment truly over, or can thinkers still shed light on an inexplicable world?
8.55 Elgar Symphony No 2 in E flat


Conductor: Edward Downes
Soprano: Amanda Roocroft
Unknown: Richard Kearney

: Reputations

George MacBeth
Concluding the series of nightly reassessments. A prolific poet and novelist with a highly colourful and individual personal and professional life. As a producer for the Third Programme, George MacBeth encouraged a new generation of poets on to the air and provided innovatory platforms for discussions about literature. Valentine Cunningham looks back at his life and work and reassesses his career and legacy. Producer Emma Kingsley


Unknown: George MacBeth
Unknown: George MacBeth
Unknown: Valentine Cunningham
Producer: Emma Kingsley

: Hear and Now

Steve Reich at 60
To end a week of broadcasts marking Reich's 60th birthday, Robert Ziegler introduces a special Radio 3 Invitation Concert recorded yesterday. Taking part are James Woodrow (electric guitar), Alison Wells , Suzanne Flowers and Sarah Leonard (sopranos), Sue Flannery (contralto), Lontano, and conductor Odaline de la Martinez.
Reich Drumming (1971) (Part 1);
Electric Counterpoint; Tehillim (1981); Drumming (Part 3)
Producer Andrew Kurowski


Unknown: Steve Reich
Introduces: Robert Ziegler
Unknown: James Woodrow
Guitar: Alison Wells
Guitar: Suzanne Flowers
Sopranos: Sarah Leonard
Contralto: Sue Flannery
Conductor: Odaline de la Martinez.
Producer: Andrew Kurowski

: Composers of the Week: The Court of James VI

A last glance at the courtly culture 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) and Jacob Herringman. Readings by Tom Fleming. Repeated from last Friday


Unknown: John Murray
Soprano: Mhairi Lawson
Soprano: Jacob Herringman.
Unknown: Tom Fleming.

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Handel Jephtha Heike Meppelink and Elizabeth Hermano (sopranos), Wilke te Brummelstroete (mezzo), Jean Nirouet (countertenor),
Ian Honeyman (tenor), Jerome Correas (bass), II Fondamento Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Paul Dombrecht
3.30 Trio 1790 perform piano trios by CPE Bach, Haydn and Beethoven, and Harald Hoeren performs a fortepiano sonata by Neefe
4.40 Cecile Ousset (piano), Monte Carlo Philharmonic , conductor Claus Peter Flor Liszt Les Préludes
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 4 in G
Dvorak Symphony No 9 in E minor (from the New World)
6.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Sopranos: Elizabeth Hermano
Unknown: Jean Nirouet
Tenor: Ian Honeyman
Tenor: Jerome Correas
Conductor: Paul Dombrecht
Conductor: Harald Hoeren
Piano: Cecile Ousset
Piano: Monte Carlo Philharmonic

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