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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor. Music, news, weather and including
Beethoven Piano Sonata in F minor,
Op 57 (Appassionata) Murray Perahia
6.29 Szymanowski Violin Concerto No 1 Thomas Zehetmair ,
City of Birmingham Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle
7.05 Kreutzer Die Nacht 1st Schon
(Das Nachtlager in Granada) Thomas Hampson (baritone), Munich Radio Orchestra, conductor Fabio Luisi
7.32 Vivaldi Recorder Concerto in F,
Op 10 No 1 (La Tempesta di Mare) Piers Adams , The King's Consort, director Robert King
8.05 Torke Run Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, conductor Yoel Levi
8.26 German Symphony No 2 in A minor (Norwich) BBC Concert
Orchestra, conductor David Measham


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Murray Perahia
Unknown: Thomas Zehetmair
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Baritone: Thomas Hampson
Conductor: Fabio Luisi
Unknown: Piers Adams
Director: Robert King
Conductor: Yoel Levi
Conductor: David Measham

: Morning Collection

With Catriona Young.
Walton Facade: Suite No 1 New York PO, conductor Andre Kostelanetz
9.11 Mozart Oboe Quartet in F, K370 Heinz Holliger (oboe),
Thomas Zehetmair (violin), Tabea Zimmermann (viola), Thomas Demenga (cello)
9.29 Tchaikovsky October: Autumn Song (The Seasons)
Victoria Postnikova (piano)
9.35 Berlioz Herminie
Janet Baker (mezzo).
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Colin Davis


Unknown: Catriona Young.
Conductor: Andre Kostelanetz
Oboe: Heinz Holliger
Violin: Thomas Zehetmair
Viola: Tabea Zimmermann
Cello: Thomas Demenga
Piano: Victoria Postnikova
Unknown: Janet Baker
Conductor: Colin Davis

: Musical Encounters

With Fiona Talkington , including Adrian Le Roy Has Tu Point Veu Baltimore Consort
10.02 Grainger Scandinavian Suite Joel Moerschel (cello), Stephen Drury (piano)
10.20 Roland Dyers Tango en Skai Stein-Erik Olsen (guitar)
11.05 Artist of the Week:
Moura Lympany (piano)
Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No 1 in G minor
Philharmonia, conductor Rafael Kubelik
11.29 Bach, orch Stokowski Komm, Süsser Tod
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Matthias Bamert
11.35 Wallace Symphonic Poem No 6: Villon
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Martyn Brabbins


Unknown: Fiona Talkington
Unknown: Adrian Le Roy
Cello: Joel Moerschel
Piano: Stephen Drury
Piano: Roland Dyers
Guitar: Stein-Erik Olsen
Piano: Moura Lympany
Conductor: Rafael Kubelik
Conductor: Matthias Bamert
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins

: Composer of the Week: Smetana

With Paul Kildea.
Vivace - Nationalism
"This describes the discovery that I could treat national elements in music."
String Quartet No 1 in E minor (From My Life, 4th mvt) Amadeus Quartet
Festival Overture in D
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Robert Stankovsky
Ceska Pisen
BBC Singers,
Stephen Betteridge (piano), conductor Ronald Corp Haakon Jarl
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Rafael Kubelik
Macbeth and the Witches
Frantisek Rauch (piano)
Repeated next Thursday 11.30pm


Unknown: Paul Kildea.
Conductor: Robert Stankovsky
Conductor: Ceska Pisen
Piano: Stephen Betteridge
Conductor: Ronald Corp
Conductor: Haakon Jarl
Conductor: Rafael Kubelik
Piano: Frantisek Rauch

: Opera Matinee Double Bill

Two one-act operas written within a decade of each other by Czech composers, but in very different circumstances. Both are based on literary works written around the beginning of the 19th century. The performances were given at the Semper Opera in Dresden, as part of the Dresden Music Festival.
Martinu Comedy on the Bridge
This radio opera - with a text by the composer after a play by Vaclav Klicpera - had its first performance in 1937. It is a lighthearted satire on war, concerning the predicament of a group of people trapped in no man's land. Sung in Ernst Roth's German translation.


Play By: Vaclav Klicpera
Popelka: Silona Michel (soprano)
Hans: Alexander Gunther (baritone)
Brewer: Herbert Dudzik (bass)
Eva: Christine Hansmann (contralto)
School Master: Gunter Moderegger (tenor)
Friendly Sentry: Peter Slavov (spoken)
Enemy Sentry: Wolfgang Ruhl (spoken)
Friendly Officer: Jochen Staudinger (spoken)

: Vlktor Ullmann The Broken Jug

Ullmann composed this opera in 1942, when he was unable to leave Prague because of the Nazi occupation. His departure shortly afterwards was to Theresienstadt concentration camp and then to his death at Auschwitz in 1944. The opera's performance at Dresden this year was its first.
Weimer Staatskapelle, conductor Israel Yinon


Conductor: Israel Yinon
Walter: Haik Deinian (bass)
Adam: Mario Hoff (baritone)
Licht: Gunter Moderegger (tenor)
Frau Marthe Rull: Christine Hansmann (contralto)
Eve: Silon Michel (soprano)
Veit Tümpel: Volker Schunke (baritone)
Ruprecht: Jochen Staudinger (tenor)
Frau Brigitte: Annemarie Queck (mezzo)

: Three Score Years and Ten

The last of five programmes taking an affectionate look at Choral Evensong, which has been broadcast weekly by the BBC since 7 October 1926.

: Yehuda Hanani Plays Bach

Cello Suites: No 1 in G. BWV1007;
No 3 in C, BWV1009

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Conductor Matthias Bamert
Dohnanyl Symphonic Minutes; Symphony No 2 in E


Conductor: Matthias Bamert

: Music Machine

Tommy Pearson explores the ways in which musical instruments are used across different cultures of the world.
4: Flutes


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

With Anthony Burton. A special edition featuring music and interviews with this year's Gramophone Awards-winners, including an interview with the Artist of the Year. Producer Clive Pcrtbury


Unknown: Anthony Burton.
Producer: Clive Pcrtbury

: The Controllers' Concerts

From the Royal Academy of Music, London, the first in a four-part series of invitation concerts devised by successive Radio 3 controllers, introduced by Michael Berkeley.
1: William Glock (1959-1973) Anne Queffelec (piano), Composers Quartet, Nash Ensemble , conductor Lionel Friend
Boulez Derive 1
Gerhard Libra
8.00 Sir William Glock talks to the late
Peter Heyworth in an interview recorded in 1988. 8.10 Mozart Trio in E flat for Clarinet,
Viola and Piano, K498 (Kegelstatt)
8.35 Elliott Carter talks to Misha
Donat about his first string quartet.
8.50 Elliott Carter String Quartet No 1


Introduced By: Michael Berkeley.
Piano: Anne Queffelec
Conductor: Nash Ensemble
Talks: Sir William Glock
Unknown: Peter Heyworth
Talks: Elliott Carter

: Third Words Creative Writers and the Third Programme

4: Ear or Eye: Poetry on the Third
Sarah Maguire listens to fellow poets reading their own work and explores radio's influence on poetry.


Unknown: Sarah Maguire

: Music Restored

George Pratt introduces the fifth of seven programmes from this year's York Early Music Festival. In a performance recorded last July at All Saints' Church, Harewood House,
Leeds, the Orlando Consort sings music from the Italian ars subtilior.
Robert Harre-Jones (alto), Charles Daniels and Angus Smith (tenors), Donald Greig (baritone)
Ciconia 0 Padua; Per Quella Strada Padova La Douce Clere
Ciconia 0 Felix Templum
Caserta Del Glorioso Titolo
Zacar Un Fior Gentil: Gloria
Ciconia Una Panthera: Le Ray au Soleil; 0 Virum Omnimoda Producer Mark Rowlinson
Repeated tomorrow 2.15pm


Introduces: George Pratt
Unknown: Robert Harre-Jones
Unknown: Charles Daniels
Tenors: Angus Smith
Baritone: Donald Greig
Producer: Mark Rowlinson

: Night Waves

Michele Roberts celebrates National
Poetry Day with an exploration of contemporary trends in poetry in Britain and abroad. And a report from the Dublin Theatre Festival. Producer Julian May


Unknown: Michele Roberts

: Composer of the Week: Steve Reich at 60

With William Mival.
Repeated from last Thursday


Unknown: William Mival.

: Jazz Notes

With Gordon Cruickshank. The second part of an interview with Lalo Schifrin.


Unknown: Gordon Cruickshank.
Unknown: Lalo Schifrin.

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Choral Evensong from Westminster Abbey
Repeated from yesterday 4.00pm
2.00 Alexandre Tharaud and François Chaplin (pianos) Mozart Sonata in D, K448 Rachmaninov Suite No 2.
Op 17
3.00 Schools
3.00 Music Workshop 3.20 Let's Move 3.40 Words Alive 3.55 First
Steps in Drama 4.10 Drama
Workshop 4.30 Infant History 4.40 Standard Grade English
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Alexandre Tharaud
Pianos: François Chaplin

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