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: On Air

With Penny Gore.
Schubert Symphony No 5 in B flat Prague Chamber Orchestra, conductor Jiri Belohlavek
7.05 Suk Summer Impressions, Op 22b Niel Immelman (piano)
7.32 JC Bach Flute Concerto in G
Rachel Brown , Hanover Band, director Anthony Halstead
8.05 Balakirev Overture on Three
Russian Themes
Philharmonia, conductor Yevgeni Svetlanov
8.17 Chabrier Suite Pastorale
Ulster Orchestra, conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
8.43 Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue (original version)
Louis Lortie (piano),
Netherlands Wind Ensemble, conductor Richard Dufallo


Conductor: Jiri Belohlavek
Piano: Niel Immelman
Unknown: Rachel Brown
Director: Anthony Halstead
Conductor: Yevgeni Svetlanov
Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Piano: Louis Lortie
Conductor: Richard Dufallo

: Morning Collection

With Peter Hobday.
John Field Nocturnes: No 3 in A flat;
No 4 in A
Micheal O'Rourke (piano)
9.11 Prokofiev Violin Concerto No 2
Gil Shaham ,
LSO, conductor Andre Previn
9.38 Vaughan Williams Partita for Double String Orchestra London Philharmonic, conductor Adrian Boult Discs


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Piano: Micheal O'Rourke
Unknown: Gil Shaham
Conductor: Andre Previn
Conductor: Adrian Boult

: Musical Encounters

With Edward Blakeman.
Rossini Les Adieux a la Vie
(Elegy on One Note)
Maryse Castets (soprano), Elzbieta Kalvelage (piano)
10.05 Artists of the Week:
St Paul Chamber Orchestra
Martinu La Revue de Cuisine
Conductor Christopher Hogwood
11.10 Locatelli Rute Sonata No 9 in E
Nancy Hadden (Baroque flute), Lucy Carolan (harpsichord),
Vanessa Coode (viola da gamba)
11.25 Strauss Arabella (Act 1, Finale) Felicity Lott (soprano),
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis
11.35 Copland Music for the Theater St Paul Chamber Orchestra, conductor Hugh Wolff


Unknown: Edward Blakeman.
Soprano: Maryse Castets
Piano: Elzbieta Kalvelage
Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
Unknown: Nancy Hadden
Harpsichord: Lucy Carolan
Viola: Vanessa Coode
Unknown: Strauss Arabella
Soprano: Felicity Lott
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Conductor: Hugh Wolff

: Composer of the Week:Mozart

A Bid for Freedom, 1777-82 With Richard Wigmore. 3: 1779-80
Having resigned once from the Archbishop of Salzburg's service, Mozart returned, tail between his legs.
Ma che vi fece, o stelle.... Sperai vicino il lido, K368
Edita Gruberova (soprano),
Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra, conductor Leopold Hager
Thamos, Konig in Agypten (excerpts) Alistair Miles (bass), Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
Sinfonia Concertante in A, K320e
(reconstructed by Philip Wilby )
Nobuko Imai (viola), Stephen Orton (cello), Academy of St Martin in the Fields, director lona Brown (violin)
Zaide (excerpts)
Soloists, Berlin Staatskapelle, conductor Bernhard Klee Discs Repeated next Wednesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Richard Wigmore.
Soprano: Edita Gruberova
Conductor: Leopold Hager
Bass: Alistair Miles
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Unknown: Philip Wilby
Viola: Nobuko Imai
Viola: Stephen Orton
Unknown: St Martin
Conductor: Bernhard Klee

: Concert Hall

From the Wigmore Hall, London.
Florestan Trio
Schubert Notturno in E flat, D897 Brahms Piano Trio No 1 in B, Op 8 TICKETS: phone (0171) [number removed]

: Midweek Choice:

(0171) [number removed]With Susan Sharpe. Ring in with your request by lunchtime for a chance to hear it today, Including
Schnittke Prelude in Memoriam
Dmitri Shostakovich
Vladimir Spivakov and Sasha Rozhdestvensky (violins), Sergei Bezrodny (piano)
Rachmaninov Suite No 2, Op 17 Martha Argerich and Alexandre Rabinovitch (pianos)
Lennox Berkeley Four Poems of St Teresa ofAvila
Kathleen Ferrier (contralto), string orchestra, conductor Arnold Goldsbrough Producer Peter Thresh Discs WRITTEN REQUESTS:
Midweek Choice. BBC Radio 3, Broadcasting House. London W1A 1AA
FAX: (0171) [number removed]
E-MAIL: midweek.choice@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Dmitri Shostakovich
Unknown: Vladimir Spivakov
Violins: Sasha Rozhdestvensky
Piano: Sergei Bezrodny
Unknown: Martha Argerich
Pianos: Alexandre Rabinovitch
Pianos: Lennox Berkeley
Contralto: Kathleen Ferrier

: Choral Vespers

From Westminster
Introit: Hei Mihi , Domine (Guerrero) Deus in Adiutorium
Office Hymn: Vexilla Regis (Plainsong/Guerrero)
Psalms 61 and 66 (Plainsong)
New Testament Canticle: Colossians
1, w 12-20 (Plainsong)
Reading: Ephesians 4, w 17, 20-24, 30-32; 5, w 1-2
Responsory: Christe Adoramus Te (Monteverdi)
Homily: The Rt Rev Mgr George Stack Magnificat Quarti Toni (Palestrina) Motet: Infelix Ego (Byrd)
Master of the music
James O'Donnell. Organist Andrew Reid. Repeated tomorrow 1.00am


Unknown: Hei Mihi
Unknown: Mgr George Stack
Unknown: Magnificat Quarti Toni
Organist: James O'Donnell.
Organist: Andrew Reid.

: Music Machine

Zambia and Zimbabwe
Caroline Swinburne meets Zimbabwean singer Thomas Mapfumo.
Next programme tomorrow 5.15pm


Unknown: Caroline Swinburne
Singer: Thomas Mapfumo.

: In Tune

With Chris de Souza, including Alkan Comme le Vent
Jack Gibbons (piano)
6.05 Beethoven Variations on "Kind,
Willst Du Ruhig Schlafen", WoO 75 Rudolf Buchbinder (piano)
6.30 Klami Overture: King Lear Tampere Philharmonic , conductor Tuomas Ollila
Producer Andrew Lyle


Piano: Jack Gibbons
Piano: Rudolf Buchbinder
Conductor: King Lear Tampere Philharmonic
Conductor: Tuomas Ollila
Producer: Andrew Lyle

: Rites of Spring

Stravinsky saw Hogarth's celebrated engravings charting the Rake's Progress exhibited in Chicago in 1947. The scenes of a society corrupted by the pursuit of pleasure and money made a great impression on him, and he approached WH Auden for a libretto. Together with Chester Kallman , they produced a witty three-act opera, with a moral for all times.
Stravinsky The Rake's Progress
BBC Singers, BBC Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis


Unknown: Chester Kallman
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Anne: Joan Rodgers (soprano)
Tom Rakewell: Barry Banks (tenor)
Trulove: Philip Barry (bass)
Nick Shadow WILLIAM: Shimell (baritone)
Mother Goose: Susan Bickley (mezzo)
Baba the Turk: Jane Henschel (contralto)
Sellem: Robin Leggate (tenor)
Auctioneer: Robin Leggate (tenor)
: Waddington Henry (bass)

: Christopher Logue'sTrue Story

A five-part radio autobiography. 3: Poetry

: Membra Jesu Nostri

The fifth of seven programmes in which Harry Christophers conducts soloists from the Sixteen and principals from the Symphony of Harmony and Invention in Membra Jesu Nostri by Dietrich Buxtehude.
Tonight's cantata, Ad Pectus, follows Alan Howard 's reading of Maria
Magdalen's Complaint at Christ's Death by Robert Southwell.
Next programme tomorrow 9.30pm


Unknown: Harry Christophers
Unknown: Dietrich Buxtehude.
Unknown: Alan Howard

: Night Waves

Tony Palmer explores the enduring nature of drug culture and looks at its impact on the arts, from contemporary fiction to the art gallery. He also discusses Baz Luhrmann 's film adaptation of Romeo and Juliet. Can it sell Shakespeare to the Trainspotting audience? Producer Anthony Denselow


Unknown: Tony Palmer
Unknown: Baz Luhrmann
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Composer of the WeekCowell

3: Towards Trans-Ethnicism
David Nicholls introduces music from other cultures by Cowell and his contemporaries. With spoken contributions from Lou Harrison , Carol Oja and Cowell himself. Cowell Ostinato Pianissimo
Manhattan Percussion Ensemble, conductor Paul Price
United Quartet
Composers Quartet
Colin McPhee Tabuh-Tabuhan
American Composers Orchestra, conductor Dennis Russell Davies
Cowell Persian Set
Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, conductor Richard Auldon Clark Repeated from last Wednesday


Introduces: David Nicholls
Unknown: Lou Harrison
Unknown: Carol Oja
Conductor: Dennis Russell
Conductor: Richard Auldon Clark

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather introduces the first part of the Ray Brown Trio 's concert recorded at the 1996 Glasgow International Jazz Festival.


Introduces: Digby Fairweather
Unknown: Ray Brown Trio

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Borromeo Quartet Beethoven String Quartet in B flat, Op 130; Grosse Fuge in B flat, Op 133
Schubert String Quartet in D minor, D810 (Death and the Maiden)
2.30 Concerto Italiano, conductor Rinaldo Alessandrini.
Madrigal comedies from
Renaissance Italy, including works by Vecchi, Striggio and Banchieri
3.50 BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Simon Joly Messiaen L 'Ascension
4.15 Sylvia Sass (soprano), Hungarian State Orchestra, conductor Ervin Lukacs Verdi Scene; Willow Song; Ave Maria (Otello) Strauss Four Last Songs
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Grosse Fuge
Conductor: Rinaldo Alessandrini.
Conductor: Simon Joly
Soprano: Sylvia Sass

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