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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Mozart Symphony No 25 in G minor, K183. Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Lorin Maazel
6.27 Dvorak Violin Concerto in A minor. Josef Suk , Czech Philharmonic, conductor Karel Ancerl
7.05 Shostakovich Prelude and Fugue, Op 87 No 11
Tatiana Nikolaeva (piano)
7.43 Bach Violin Concerto in E,
BWV1042. Simon Standage , English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
8.05 Bernstein Overture: Candide conductor Samuel Krachmalnik
8.38 Uszt Piano Concerto No 2 in A
Jean-Yves Thibaudet ,
Montreal Symphony Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit
Editor Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Unknown: Josef Suk
Conductor: Karel Ancerl
Piano: Tatiana Nikolaeva
Unknown: Simon Standage
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Conductor: Samuel Krachmalnik
Unknown: Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Editor: Andrew Lyle

: Morning Collection

With Penny Gore .
Myslivecek Sinfonia in B flat Prague Chamber Orchestra
9.11 Ravel Gaspard de la Nuit Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano)
9.34 Grainger Molly on the Shore English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Steuart Bedford
9.38 Dvorak The Water Goblin
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Istvan Kertesz
Producer Tony Cheevers Discs


Unknown: Penny Gore
Piano: Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Conductor: Steuart Bedford
Conductor: Istvan Kertesz
Producer: Tony Cheevers

: Musical Encounters

With Chris Wines.
Wagner Entry of the Guests
(Tannhdusei. Act 21. Chorus of the Royal Opera House. Philharmonia, conductor Giuseppe Sinopoli
10.09 Saint-Saens Cello Sonata
No in C. Op 32
Lown Biakt. John Lenehan (piano)
10.30 Artists of the Week:
Consort of Musicke
Dowland The Piignrr s Solace selector
10.3b Janacek Violin Concerto fPiigi image of the Soul* Thomas Zehetmair Germar Chamber
Philharmonic, conducto: Heinz Holliger
10.43 Haydn Symphony No 50 in C Tatelmusik. conaucto' Bruno Weil
11.00 Dowland I' That Sinner's Sighs (The Pilgrim's Solace) Consort of Musicke
11.08 Michael Berkeley Music from Chaucer. Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
11.22 Faure Cello Sonata No 2 in G minor, Op 117 7
Lown Blake. John Lenehan (piano)
11.43 Vaughan Williams The
Delectable Mountains: Epilogue (The Pilgrim's Progress). John Gielgud and Richard Pasco (voices), Corydon Singers, City of London Sinfonia, conductor Matthew Best Producer Chris Wines


Unknown: Giuseppe Sinopoli
Unknown: Lown Biakt.
Piano: John Lenehan
Unknown: Bruno Weil
Musicke: Michael Berkeley Music
Unknown: Lown Blake.
Piano: John Lenehan
Piano: Vaughan Williams
Unknown: John Gielgud
Unknown: Richard Pasco

: Composer of the Week: Sergei Rachmaninov

Rachmaninov was one of the last great performer/composers, and, contrary to critical predictions at the time of his death, his music is more widely performed than ever. This week's survey of the piano music includes contributions from leading pianists Peter Donohoe and Stephen Hough , and classic performances from 70 years of recordings. Today's programme includes a famous recording of the concerto which established the composer's career. Preludes: in G, Op 32 No 5; in E flat, Op 23 No 6
Moura Lympany (piano)
Prelude in G minor, Op 23 No 5 Josef Lhevinne (piano) (1920)
Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor
Benno Moiseiwitsch , London Phil, conductor Walter Goehr (1937) Discs Producer Nigel Wilkinson
Repeated next Monday 11.30pm


Pianists: Peter Donohoe
Pianists: Stephen Hough
Piano: Moura Lympany
Piano: Josef Lhevinne
Unknown: Benno Moiseiwitsch
Conductor: Walter Goehr
Producer: Nigel Wilkinson

: BBC Lunchtime Concert

I From St John's, Smith
Square, London.
Paul Meyer (clarinet), Eric Le Sage (piano)
Schumann Fantasy Pieces, Op 73
Stravinsky Three Pieces for Clarinet Solo
Debussy Estampes for Piano
Brahms Clarinet Sonata in E flat, Op 120 No 2
Repeated Sunday 6.30pm


Clarinet: Paul Meyer
Piano: Eric Le Sage

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductor Tadaaki Otaka ,
Christian Lindberg (trombone), Dong-Suk Kang (violin)
Mendelssohn Overture: The Hebrides
(Fingal's Cave)
Takemitsu Fantasma-Cantos II (first UK broadcast)
Bruch Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor
Dvorak Symphony No 8 in G


Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Conductor: Christian Lindberg
Violin: Dong-Suk Kang

: Everything but the Crazyhouse

In this six-part series, Russell Davies traces the career of jazz saxophonist and clarinettist Sidney Bechet. 3: Junk Bucket Blues
Bechet was jailed for his involvement in a shooting incident in Paris. After his release, and back in New York, he made his first attempts to start a traditional jazz revival with fellow New Orleans player Tommy Ladnier. Repeated Fnday 12.30am


Unknown: Russell Davies
Clarinettist: Sidney Bechet.
Unknown: Tommy Ladnier.

: Music Restored

Highlights of a concert given last month in the Wigmore Hall, London. by Sequentia. Their programme explores the relationship between words and music in the magical world of Norse mythology and in miracle stories from medieval Europe. Repeated from Thursday

: Music Machine

The Freelance Musician
Life in the Slow Lane. The glamorous world of the freelance musician is exposed this week as Tommy Pearson is immersed in diaries, answering machines and booking agents. Producer Julian Gregory


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Producer: Julian Gregory

: In Tune

With Anthony Burton , including Nicola Lefanu Nocturne
Julia Vohralik (cello),
Jonathan Higgins (piano)
6.05 Mendelssohn Piano Concerto
No 1 in G minor. Murray Perahia ,
Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
6.35 Debussy La Mer Ulster Orchestra, conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
Producer Ray Abbott
E-MAIL: intune@bh.bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Anthony Burton
Unknown: Nicola Lefanu Nocturne
Cello: Julia Vohralik
Piano: Jonathan Higgins
Unknown: Murray Perahia
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Producer: Ray Abbott

: BBC Symphony Orchestra

From the Royal Festival Hall, London.
Conductor Jiri Belohlavek ,
Garrick Ohlsson (piano)
Prokofiev Suite: The Love of Three
Bartok Piano Concerto No 1
8.15 A Future In the Past
Architectural critic Roderick O'Donovan
looks at Viennese architecture. Repeat
8.35 Schubert Symphony No 4 in C minor (Tragic)


Conductor: Jiri Belohlavek
Piano: Garrick Ohlsson
Unknown: Roderick O'Donovan

: Sicilian Voices

Five programmes exploring the life, history and literature of Sicily, presented by Joe Farrell.
1: The Myth of Sicily. "God first made the world, and then he made the Straits of Messina to separate men from madmen."(Sicilian proverb) Producer Tim Dee


Presented By: Joe Farrell.
Producer: Tim Dee

: Siciliana Dances

Music tracing the siciliana.
Anon/Respighi, transcr Romero
Siciliana (Ancient Airs and Dances: Suite No 3). Angel Romero (guitar) Jean-Michel Damase Sicilienne leuan Jones (harp)


Guitar: Jean-Michel Damase Sicilienne

: Voices

Russell Braun
Iain Burnside presents a programme specially recorded for Voices by the young Canadian baritone Russell Braun in his Radio 3 debut.
Roger Vignoles (piano)
Faure L 'Horizon Chimerique Op 18 Massenet Poème du Souvenir
Ravel Don Quichotte a Dulcinee Producer Adam Gatehouse Repeated tomorrow 2.15pm


Unknown: Russell Braun
Unknown: Iain Burnside
Baritone: Russell Braun
Piano: Roger Vignoles
Producer: Adam Gatehouse

: Mixing It

Mark Russell and Robert Sandall present an eclectic mix of new sounds, including an interview with Italian composer Ludovico Einaudi about his new CD of ambient electric harp music. Producer Philip Tagney
MUSIC DETAILS: see BBC1 Ceefax page 652


Unknown: Mark Russell
Unknown: Robert Sandall
Unknown: Ludovico Einaudi
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Composers of the Week: Forgotten Giants of 18th-century Opera

With Paul Guinery , including excerpts from Galuppi's // Filosofo di Campagna and Jommelli's Didone Abbandonata.
Repeated from last Monday


Unknown: Paul Guinery

: Jazz Notes

The first of two programmes in which Digby Fairweather remembers some unsung British players.
Producer Terry Carter. Part 2 next Monday


Unknown: Digby Fairweather
Producer: Terry Carter.

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Schubert Symphony No 5 in B flat. Orchestra of the 18th Century/ Frans Bruggen
1.30 Prokofiev Ten Pieces from
"Romeo and Juliet"; Sarcasms, Op
17; The Tales of an Old Grandmother,
Op 31; Four Etudes, Op 2; Toccata in C, Op 11. Matti Raekallio (piano)
3.00 Schools
3.00 Music Box 3.15 Something to Think About 3.30 The Song Tree
3.45 Stories and Rhymes 3.55 Together Stories 4.10 Singing
Together 4.30 Revised Higher History
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Frans Bruggen
Piano: Matti Raekallio

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