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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Mozart Violin Concerto No 5 in A, K219 (Turkish). Ingolf Turban,
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Lorin Maazel
6.41 Haydn Concerto in E flat for
Two Horns. Hermann Baumann and Timothy Brown , Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor lona Brown
7.05 Shostakovich Prelude and Fugue, Op 87 No 12
Tatiana Nikolaeva (piano)
7.38 Bernstein Symphonic Dances: West Side Story
New York Philharmonic, conducted by the Composer
8.05 Handel Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (Solomon). Taverner Players, director Andrew Parrott
8.27 Mendelssohn String Octet in E flat, Op 20
Cherubini and Petersen Quartets


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Horns: Hermann Baumann
Horns: Timothy Brown
Piano: Tatiana Nikolaeva
Director: Andrew Parrott

: Morning Collection

With Penny Gore .
Pachelbel Canon and Gigue in D Taverner Players, director Andrew Parrott
9.05 Myslivecek Flute Concerto in D Bruno Meier ,
Prague Chamber Orchestra
9.22 Grainger Shenandoah; Shallow Brown. John Shirley-Quirk (bass-baritone), Linden Singers , Wandsworth Boys' Choir, conductors Benjamin Britten and Steuart Bedford
9.31 Dvorak The Golden Spinning Wheel
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Rafael Kubelik Discs


Unknown: Penny Gore
Director: Andrew Parrott
Unknown: Bruno Meier
Bass: John Shirley-Quirk
Baritone: Linden Singers
Conductors: Benjamin Britten
Conductors: Steuart Bedford
Conductor: Rafael Kubelik

: Musical Encounters

With Chris Wines ,
Janacek Piano Sonata (1 X 1905) Viktoria Postnikova
10.18 Haydn Symphony No 64 in A (Tempora Mutantur)
Tafelmusik, director Bruno Weil
10.36 Artists of the Week:
Consort of Musicke
Monteverdi Altri Canti d'Amor
10.48 Vierne Cello Sonata in B minor, Op 27
Lowri Blake , John Lenehan (piano)
11.13 Monteverdi Altri Canti di Marte
Consort of Musicke
11.23 Mendelssohn Capriccio Brillant in B minor, Op 22
Rudolph Serkin (piano), Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Eugene Ormandy
11.35 Thomas Linley (the younger) Incidental music: The Tempest (excerpts). Parley of Instruments Baroque Orchestra and Choir, director Paul Nicholson


Unknown: Chris Wines
Artists: Bruno Weil
Unknown: Lowri Blake
Piano: John Lenehan
Piano: Rudolph Serkin
Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
Conductor: Thomas Linley
Director: Paul Nicholson

: Composer of the Week: Rachmaninov

The Third Piano Concerto is one of the most difficult works in the repertoire but is now widely performed and matches the second in popularity. Peter Donohoe , with over 150 performances to his credit, provides a pianist's view, and Stephen Hough introduces a live Horowitz performance, never previously broadcast in this country. With additional contributions from
John Lill , Kathryn Stott and Piers Lane. Etude-Tableau in D minor, Op 33 No 5 Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
Piano Concerto No 3 in D minor
Vladimir Horowitz ,
New York Philharmonic, conductor John Barbirolli (1941) Repeated next Wednesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Peter Donohoe
Introduces: Stephen Hough
Unknown: John Lill
Unknown: Kathryn Stott
Piano: Sviatoslav Richter
Unknown: Vladimir Horowitz
Conductor: John Barbirolli

: Birmingham Lunchtime Concert

Recorded last week in Studio One,
Julian Warburton and Colin Currie
Guy Gauthreaux/Warburton
Repianique - Improvisation for Snare Drum
Keiko Abe Michi
Javier Alvarez Temazcal
Bach, arr Warburton Prelude;
Sarabande (Solo Cello Suite No 2 in D minor, BWV1008)
Xenakis Rebonds (Part B)
Minoru Miki Marimba Spiritual


Unknown: Colin Currie

: Midweek Choice: (0171) [number removed]

On the anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare , Susan Sharpe introduces a programme of music inspired by his work. Ring in with your request by lunchtime for a chance to hear it today. Including Sullivan Overture: Macbeth
Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
Verdi Dio! Mi Potevi Scagliar (Otello) Giovanni Martinelli (tenor),
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, conductor
Wilfred Pelletier Berlioz Fantasy on Shakespeare's "The Tempest" (Lelio)
John Alldis Choir , London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Colin Davis 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: William Shakespeare
Introduces: Susan Sharpe
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Tenor: Giovanni Martinelli
Conductor: Wilfred Pelletier
Unknown: John Alldis Choir
Conductor: Colin Davis
Producer: Peter Thresh

: Choral Evensong

From St George's Chapel,
Introit: Ah, See the Fair Chivalry Come (Andrews)
Psalms 148, 149, 150 (Robinson, Stanford, Talbot)
First Lesson: Ecclesiasticus 51, wl-12
Canticles: Parry in D
Second Lesson: 1 Peter 4, wl2-end
Anthem: I Was Glad (Parry) The National Anthem
Organ Voluntary: Imperial March (Elgar) Organist and master of the choristers Jonathan Rees-Williams .
Assistant organist Roger Judd. Repeated tomorrow 1.00am


Unknown: Jonathan Rees-Williams
Organist: Roger Judd.

: Music Machine

The Freelance Musician
The Cats That Get the Cream
Tommy Pearson unravels the logistics of life as a soloist.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

With Chris de Souza . Including
Frankel Mephistopheles' Serenade and Dance
Queensland Symphony Orchestra, conductor Werner Andreas Albert
5.30 Uszt A Faust Symphony (1st Mvt) Boston Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leonard Bernstein
6.30 Schubert Gretchen am
Dawn Upshaw (soprano) Richard Goode (piano)
7.30 Johann Strauss (son) Waltz: Mephistos Hollenrufe
Boston Symphony Orchestra, conductor Robert Stolz
Producer Andrew Mussett


Unknown: Chris de Souza
Conductor: Werner Andreas Albert
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Soprano: Dawn Upshaw
Piano: Richard Goode
Piano: Johann Strauss
Conductor: Robert Stolz
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: The Damnation of Faust

From the London Coliseum.
Berlioz's dramatic legend retells the fascinating story of the old philosopher who sells his soul to the Devil in return for youth and love, and of the tragic Marguerite, seduced and abandoned. English National Opera's new production reunites Mark Elder and David Alden , conductor and director of the company's Olivier Award-winning Tristan and Isolde. Sung in Hugh Macdonald 's English translation and introduced by Andrew Lyle.
English National Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Mark Elder


Unknown: Mark Elder
Conductor: David Alden
Unknown: Hugh MacDonald
Introduced By: Andrew Lyle.
Conductor: Mark Elder
Faust: Bonaventura Bottone (tenor)
Mephistopheles: Willard White (bass)
Marguerite: Louise Winter (mezzo)
Brander: Graeme Danby (bass)

: Sicilian Voices

Five programmes about Sicily, presented by Joe Farrell.
3: Danilo Dolci - the Perfect Saint
The social-reforming hero of the sixties is still at work in Partinico.


Presented By: Joe Farrell.
Presented By: Danilo Dolci

: Night Waves

Irish writer John Banville is acclaimed for his allusive poetic fiction, which includes a tetralogy of novels on scientific figures. Michele Roberts talks to Banville about his new novel,
The Untouchable, which concerns a politician whose life is destroyed by revelations of wartime espionage.
Plus a first-night review of Cheek by Jowl's new production of Out Cry, the play which its author Tennessee
Williams described as being "close to the marrow of my being". Producer Erika Wright


Unknown: John Banville
Talks: Michele Roberts
Producer: Erika Wright

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

With Paul Guinery. Excerpts from
Pergolesi's II Maestro di Musica and Lo Frate Innamorato and La Serva
Padrona. Plus arias from Niccolo Piccini's
La Cecchina.
Repeated from last Wednesday


Unknown: Paul Guinery.
Unknown: Niccolo Piccini'S

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather presents a session from the Pete Hurt Quartet: Pete Hurt (soprano/tenor sax), Pete Saberton (piano), Tim Wells (double bass) and Dave Barry (drums).


Unknown: Digby Fairweather
Soprano: Pete Hurt
Piano: Pete Saberton
Piano: Tim Wells
Piano: Dave Barry

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Royal Concertgebouw
Orchestra The third of five weekly visits to Amsterdam. Conductor
Nikolaus Harnoncourt , Gidon Kremer
(violin) Brahms Violin Concerto in D; Symphony No 1 in C minor
2.25 Beethoven Piano Sonata in D, Op 28 (Pastoral) Dezso Ranki
3.00 Schools
3.00 Time and Tune 3.20 Together
3.40 Dance Workshop 4.00 Music for Dance 4.15 Listen and Write 4.40
Le Club 4.55 Come and Praise Special
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Violin: Gidon Kremer
Unknown: Dezso Ranki

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