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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Haydn Symphony No 90 in C
Tafelmusik, director Bruno Weil
6.30 Brahms Hom Trio in E flat, Op 40 Adolf Busch (violin), Aubrey Brain (horn), Rudolf Serkin (piano)
7.05 Shostakovich Prelude and Fugue, Op 87 No 6
Tatiana Nikolaeva (piano)
7.33 Rodrigo Concierto Andaluz Alfonso Moreno , Minerva Garibay , Cecilia Lopez and Jesus Ruiz
(guitars), Mexican State Symphony Orchestra, conductor Enrique Batiz
8.05 Scheibe Sinfonia a 4 in B flat
Concerto Copenhagen, conductor Andrew Manze
8.28 Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor Margaret Fingerhut , Ulster Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Director: Bruno Weil
Director: Brahms Hom
Violin: Adolf Busch
Violin: Aubrey Brain
Horn: Rudolf Serkin
Piano: Tatiana Nikolaeva
Piano: Rodrigo Concierto Andaluz
Piano: Alfonso Moreno
Piano: Minerva Garibay
Piano: Cecilia Lopez
Guitars: Jesus Ruiz
Conductor: Enrique Batiz
Conductor: Scheibe Sinfonia
Conductor: Andrew Manze
Unknown: Margaret Fingerhut
Conductor: Vernon Handley

: Morning Collection

With Penny Gore.
Schumann Overture, Scherzo and Finale
Dresden Staatskapelle, conductor Wolfgang Sawallisch
9.17 Haydn Piano Trio in E, H XV 28 Vera Beths (violin), Anner Bylsma (cello), Robert Levin (fortepiano)
9.34 Loeffler La Mort de Tintagiles Jennie Hansen (viola d'amore),
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, conductor John Nelson


Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch
Violin: Vera Beths
Violin: Anner Bylsma
Cello: Robert Levin
Unknown: La Mort de Tintagiles
Viola: Jennie Hansen
Conductor: John Nelson

: Musical Encounters

With Piers Burton-Page . Artist of the Week:
Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
Shostakovich Prelude and Fugue, Op 87 No 14
10.09 Haydn Symphony No 50 in C English Concert, conductor Trevor Pinnock
10.28 Betsy Jolas Quartet No 2
Mady Mesple (soprano), French Trio
10.50 Brahms Marienlieder
Danish National Radio Choir, conductor Stefan Parkman
11.05 Schubert Piano Sonata in G,
D894. Sviatoslav Richter


Artist: Piers Burton-Page
Piano: Sviatoslav Richter
Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
Conductor: Betsy Jolas
Unknown: Brahms Marienlieder
Conductor: Stefan Parkman
Unknown: Sviatoslav Richter

: Composer of the Week: Rozsa

With Roderic Dunnett. Quo Vadis grossed more than any MGM spectacular since Gone with the Wind and launched Rozsa on a trail of epic blockbusters. But there were also lighter moments in his film career, such as the 1949 Vincente Minnelli remake of Flaubert's
Madame Bovary. In the concert hall, Rozsa achieved box-office success with a violin concerto heard here in the celebrated performance by its dedicatee - Jascha Heifetz.
Quo Vadis (excerpts) original soundtrack
Madame Bovary Waltz
City of Prague Philharmonic, conductor Kenneth Alwyn
String Quartet No 1 (Scherzo) New World Quartet Violin Concerto
Jascha Heifetz , Dallas Symphony Orchestra, conductor Walter Hendl Repeated next Wednesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Roderic Dunnett.
Unknown: Vincente Minnelli
Unknown: Madame Bovary.
Unknown: Jascha Heifetz.
Unknown: Madame Bovary Waltz
Conductor: Kenneth Alwyn
Unknown: Jascha Heifetz
Conductor: Walter Hendl

: Concert Hall

From the Wigmore Hall, London.
Palladian Ensemble
Turini Sonata a 3 Uccellini Ciaconna
Corelli Sonata in E
Kapsberger Ballo
Telemann Sonata in G for Viol and Continuo; Sonata in C for Recorder and Continuo
Bach Goldberg Canons, BWV1087

: Midweek Choice: (0171) [number removed]

With Susan Sharpe. Ring in with your request by lunchtime for a chance to hear it today. Including Hoist Four Songs
Peter Pears (tenor),
Norbert Brainin (violin)
Purcell Come Ye Sons of Art
Felicity Lott (soprano),
Charles Brett and John Williams
Thomas Allen (bass),
Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra, director John Eliot Gardiner
Nielsen Springtime in Funen Asa Baverstam (soprano),
Kjell Magnus Sandve (tenor), Per Hoyer (baritone), Linnea Ekdahl (girl soprano), Andreas Thors (boy soprano), Stockholm Boys' Choir,
Swedish Radio Choir and Symphony Orchestra, conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen
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.
Tenor: Peter Pears
Violin: Norbert Brainin
Soprano: Felicity Lott
Soprano: Charles Brett
Soprano: John Williams
Bass: Thomas Allen
Bass: Monteverdi Choir
Director: John Eliot Gardiner
Soprano: Kjell Magnus Sandve
Baritone: Linnea Ekdahl
Soprano: Andreas Thors
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen

: Choral Evensong

From Blackburn Cathedral.
Introit: Regina Caeli (Morales)
Responses (Clucas)
Psalms 47, 48, 49 (Smart, Walmisley) First Lesson: Ruth 3
Office Hymn: 0 Sons and Daughters (17th-century French, arr Stanford) Canticles: Hereford Service (Lloyd) Second Lesson: 1 Timothy 3
Anthem: Rise Heart (Vaughan Williams) Hymn: Alleluya, Alleluya, Hearts to Heaven (Lux Eoi)
Organ Voluntary: Symphony No 6 (Widor) (1st mvt)
Director of music Gordon Stewart.
Assistant director of music
Benjamin Sanders.
Repeated tomorrow 1.00am


Music: Gordon Stewart.
Music: Benjamin Sanders.

: Music Machine

Junk Week
Luke Cresswell travels to
Birmingham to see two of the most exciting new groups in the field of home-made instruments. Arc's ethereal music is inspired by the elements, and Blissbody boast the biggest saxophone in the world. Repeat


Unknown: Luke Cresswell

: In Tune

With Jeremy Nicholas , including
Beethoven Overture: The Creatures of Prometheus
Chamber Orchestra of Europe, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt
6.05 Godowsky Kunstlerleben Edvard Syomin (piano)
6.30 Wienlawski Violin Concerto
No 1 in F sharp minor
Itzhak Perlman , Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, conductor Seiji Ozawa Producer Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Conductor: Godowsky Kunstlerleben
Piano: Edvard Syomin
Unknown: Itzhak Perlman
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Producer: Andrew Lyle

: Towards the Millennium

The London Sinfonietta present two classic experimental vocal works. Comelius Cardew Great Learning (Paragraph 1)
Director Daryl Runswick , Michael Chant (organ)
Kartheinz Stockhausen Stimmung London Sinfonietta Voices, director Terry Edwards


Director: Daryl Runswick
Director: Michael Chant
Director: Terry Edwards

: The Undertaking

American poet Thomas Lynch talks about his work as an undertaker.
3: Crapper


Talks: Thomas Lynch

: Ensemble

Penny Gore introduces two violin sonatas played by Tasmin Little and Piers Lane (piano).
Beethoven Violin Sonata in A, Op 30 No I
Dohnanyi Violin Sonata in C sharp minor, Op 21
Repeated tomorrow 4.15pm


Introduces: Penny Gore
Played By: Tasmin Little

: Night Waves

Michele Roberts reports on English National Opera's new production of Berlioz's The Damnation of Faust which reunites David Alden and Mark Elder
as director and conductor.
Producer Miriam Newman


Unknown: Michele Roberts
Unknown: David Alden
Unknown: Mark Elder
Producer: Miriam Newman

: Composer of the Week: Amy Beach

Chris Wines continues his exploration of the life and music of Amy Beach with her biographer Adrienne Fried Block.
3: The Senior Physician
Today Wines and Block look at the years of Amy Beach's marriage.
Hermit Thrush at Mom, Op 92 No 2 Virginia Eskin (piano) Piano Quintet
Martin Roscoe (piano), Endellion Quartet
Hermit Thrush at Eve, Op 92 No 1 Alan Feinberg (piano)
Plus a selection of vocal music.
Repeated from last Wednesday


Piano: Martin Roscoe
Piano: Alan Feinberg

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather introduces Henry Lowther 's group Still Waters.


Introduces: Digby Fairweather
Unknown: Henry Lowther

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 New series
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra The first of five weekly visits to Amsterdam. Conductor
Riccardo Chailly , Frank Peter Zimmermann
(violin) Berg Violin Concerto Bruckner Symphony No 9
2.40 Mosaïques Quartet Boccherini String Quartet in E flat, Op 58 No 2 Haydn String Quartet in F minor, Op 20No5
3.20 Bartok Piano Concerto No 3
Kun Woo Paik , Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Antoni Wit
3.45 Mozart Chamber Concert
Karl Leister and Albert Friedrich
(clarinets), Milan Turkovic (bassoon), Gerhard Iberer (cello), Gunter Hbgner (horn), Gunter Siefert (violin),
Heinrich Koll and Eckhard Seifert
(violas) Divertimento in B flat, K439b No 3; Sonata for Bassoon and Cello, K292: Divertimento in D, K439b No
1; Divertimento on "The Marriage of Rgaro": Horn Quintet in E flat, K407
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Violin: Frank Peter Zimmermann
Unknown: Kun Woo Paik
Conductor: Antoni Wit
Unknown: Karl Leister
Clarinets: Albert Friedrich
Cello: Gerhard Iberer
Cello: Gunter Hbgner
Horn: Gunter Siefert
Violin: Heinrich Koll
Violin: Eckhard Seifert

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