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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor , including
Beethoven String Quintet in C, Op 29 Tokyo Quartet,
Pinchas Zukerman (viola)
6.35 Hoist The Golden Goose, Op 45 No
Guildford Choral Society, Philharmonia, conductor Hilary Davan Wetton
7.05 Bruch Swedish Dances, Op 63 (Set 2)
BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Barry Wordsworth
7.32 Brahms Liebeslieder-Walzer,
Op 52 Nos 13-15
Barbara Bonney (soprano),
Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo),
Kurt Streit (tenor), Olaf Bar (baritone), Helmut Deutsch and Bengt Forsberg (pianos)
8.05 Verdi Overture: The Sicilian
Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Herbert von Karajan
8.41 Prokofiev Winter Bonfire
Finchley Children's Music Group, New London Orchestra, conductor Ronald Corp


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Viola: Pinchas Zukerman
Conductor: Hilary Davan Wetton
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Soprano: Barbara Bonney
Soprano: Anne Sofie von Otter
Tenor: Kurt Streit
Tenor: Olaf Bar
Baritone: Helmut Deutsch
Baritone: Bengt Forsberg
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Conductor: Ronald Corp

: Morning Collection

Bach Oboe d'Amore Concerto in A,
Douglas Boyd ,
Chamber Orchestra of Europe
9.15 Mozart Piano Trio in C, K548
Borodin Trio
9.35 Walton Variations on a Theme of Hindemith
Cleveland Orchestra, conductor George Szell Discs


Unknown: Douglas Boyd
Conductor: George Szell

: Musical Encounters

With Fiona Talkington , including Adrian Le Roy Mes Paz Semez Baltimore Consort
10.06 Sousa Tango: The Gliding Girl The Wallace Collection, conductor John Wallace
10.09 Arnold Oboe Concerto
Malcolm Messiter ,
London Festival Orchestra, conductor Ross Pople
10.26 Artist of the Week:
Moura Lympany (piano) Beethoven Fur Elise
10.30 Puccini Turandot (Act 1, finale) Soloists,
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, conductor Edward Downes
10.40 Haydn Symphony No 45 in F sharp minor (Farewell)
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Mark Wigglesworth
11.40 Poulenc Pastourelle
Moura Lympany (piano)
11.44 Bach, orch Stokowski
Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV582
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Matthias Bamert


Unknown: Fiona Talkington
Unknown: Adrian Le Roy
Conductor: John Wallace
Unknown: Malcolm Messiter
Conductor: Ross Pople
Piano: Moura Lympany
Conductor: Edward Downes
Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth
Piano: Moura Lympany
Conductor: Matthias Bamert

: Composer of the Week: Smetana

Paul Kildea . Largo Sostenuto - First Love
"This movement reminds me of the happiness of my first love, the girl who later became my first wife."
String Quartet No 1 in E minor (From My Life, 3rd mvt) Amadeus Quartet
Bagatelles and Impromptus Radoslav Kvapil (piano)
Piano Trio in G minor, Op 15 Guarneri Trio of Prague
Repeated next Wednesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Paul Kildea
Piano: Radoslav Kvapil

: Concert Hall

From the Wigmore Hall, London.
Leslie Newman (flute), John Lenehan (piano) Widor Suite, Op 34 Dutilleux Sonatina
Schubert Variations in E minor on "Trockne Blumen", ", D802
TICKETS: phone (0171) [number removed]


Flute: Leslie Newman
Piano: John Lenehan

: Midweek Choice: (0171) [number removed]

With Susan Sharpe. Ring in with your request by lunchtime for a chance to hear it today. Including
Anon Bulgarian The Bleating Lamb Nadka Karadjova (singer), orchestra
C P E Bach Sonata in B minor, Wq55 Gabor Antalffy (harpsichord)
Handel Mi Restano le Lagrime (Alceste) Arleen Auger (soprano),
City of London Baroque Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
Raff String Octet in C, Op 175 ASMF Chamber Ensemble
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.
Singer: Nadka Karadjova
Unknown: Bach Sonata
Harpsichord: Handel Mi Restano
Soprano: Arleen Auger
Conductor: Richard Hickox

: Choral Evensong

From Westminster Abbey, a special programme celebrating the 70th anniversary of the first BBC broadcast.
Introit: Glory to Thee, 0 Lord (Whitbourn)
Responses (Bernard Rose )
Psalms 47, 48 and 49 (Goss, Stainer, Elvey)
First Lesson: Isaiah 49, w 8-13
Canticles: Walmisley in D
Second Lesson: Colossians 3, w 12-17
Anthem: Give unto the Lord (Elgar) Hymn: Lift High the Cross (Crucifer, desc Neary)
Organ Voluntary: Allegro Maestoso from Sonata in G, Op 28 (Elgar)
Organist and master of the choristers Martin Neary.
Sub-organist Martin Baker. Repeated tomorrow 1.00am


Unknown: Bernard Rose
Unknown: Allegro Maestoso
Unknown: Martin Neary.
Unknown: Martin Baker.

: Music Machine

Tommy Pearson explores some of the many ways in which musical instruments are used across different cultures of the world.
3: Violins


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

With Jeremy Nicholas , including
Nicolai Overture: The Merry Wives of Windsor
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Charles Mackerras
6.03 Bach Prelude and Fugue in F sharp ("48", Bk
Wilhelm Kempff (piano)
6.30 A selection of Paganini's
Caprices, Op 1 in arrangements by David, Schumann, Liszt, Kreisler, Auer, Enescu and Szymanowski, performed by Oistrakh, Renardy,
Horowitz and Menuhin, among others. Producer Andrew Mussett


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Piano: Wilhelm Kempff
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: A Grand, Mysterious Harmony

Stephen Johnson explores the symphonic legacy of Anton Bruckner (1824-1896), with complete performances of most versions of his symphonies by the BBC orchestras. Adagio in A flat; Scherzo in G minor BBC Scottish SO, conductor Osmo Vanska
Symphony No 1 in C minor Ulster Orchestra, conductor Sachio Fujioka
In conversation with Bayan Northcott , Herbert Vogg and Gunter Brosche , Stephen Johnson considers the genesis of the first symphony and the revisions Bruckner made 25 years later. With readings from the reminiscences of those who knew
Bruckner by Joe Dunlop.


Unknown: Stephen Johnson
Unknown: Anton Bruckner
Conductor: Sachio Fujioka
Unknown: Bayan Northcott
Unknown: Herbert Vogg
Unknown: Gunter Brosche
Unknown: Stephen Johnson
Unknown: Joe Dunlop.

: Third Words Creative Writers and the Third Programme

3: Novelists on the Network
Malcolm Bradbury finds out how the Third Programme dealt with classic fiction as well as more experimental forms of writing, and introduces some early adaptations of novels.


Unknown: Malcolm Bradbury

: Herzogenberg

Piano Quartet in B flat, Op 95
Musicians of the Royal Exchange Repeat

: Voices Boje Skovhus

Two programmes in which the young
Danish baritone sings settings of texts by Heinrich Heine. In the first, lain
Burnside introduces songs by Brahms, Zemlinsky and the late-Romantic Danish composer Lange Muller. Producer Adam Gatehouse
Repeated next Monday 3.45pm


Unknown: Heinrich Heine.
Unknown: Lange Muller.
Producer: Adam Gatehouse

: Night Waves

In Search of Asylum. Patrick Wright explores the changing place and concept of the asylum in British culture. Why do the monolithic Victorian institutions continue to grip the imagination of writers and artists? Plus the second of this week's poetry interviews, on the eve of National Poetry Day. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Patrick Wright
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Composer of the Week: Steve Reich at 60

With William Mival.
Repeated from last Wednesday


Unknown: William Mival.

: Jazz Notes

With Gordon Cruickshank. Lalo Schifrin started out with Dizzy Gillespie , moved to Hollywood, and now combines the symphony orchestra with jazz musicians. He recalls his distinguished career in a two-part interview concluded tomorrow.


Unknown: Gordon Cruickshank.
Unknown: Lalo Schifrin
Unknown: Dizzy Gillespie

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Lausanne CO/Christian
Zacharias Haydn Symphony No 52 in C minor Mozart Piano Concerto No 14 in E flat, K449 Marie-Louise Hinrichs
Piano Concerto No 15 in B flat, K450 Christian Zacharias Haydn Symphony No 80 in D minor
3.00 Schools
3.00 Time and Tune 3.20 Together
3.40 Dance Workshop 4.00 History
9-114.20 Scottish Resources 10-12
4.40 Talking Points
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Piano: Marie-Louise Hinrichs

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