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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Brahms Four Songs, Op 17
RIAS Chamber Choir, Stefan Jezierski and Manfred Klier (horns),
Marie-Pierre Langlamet (harp)
6.17 Vaughan Williams Symphony No 5 LSO, conductor Andre Previn
7.05 Shostakovich Prelude and Fugue, Op 87 No 18
Tatiana Nikolaeva (piano)
7.32 Handel Concerto in B flat a Due
Cori, HWV332 English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
8.05 Offenbach Valse Tyrolienne (Un Mari a la Porte)
Sumi Jo (soprano), English Concert, conductor Richard Bonynge
8.32 Prokofiev Piano Concerto No 3
Yefim Bronfman , Israel Philharmonic, conductor Zubin Mehta


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Stefan Jezierski
Horns: Manfred Klier
Harp: Marie-Pierre Langlamet
Conductor: Andre Previn
Piano: Tatiana Nikolaeva
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Soprano: Sumi Jo
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Unknown: Yefim Bronfman
Conductor: Zubin Mehta

: Morning Collection

With Penny Gore.
Dohnanyl Variations on a Nursery
Theme Julius Katchen (piano), London Philharmonic, conductor Adrian Boult
9.24 Mozart Meistermusik , K477
Collegium Vocale, La Chapelle Royale, Orchestre des Champs-Elysees, conductor Philippe Herreweghe
9.30 Berwald Symphony No 2 in D (Sinfonie Capricieuse)
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Roy Goodman Discs


Piano: Julius Katchen
Conductor: Adrian Boult
Conductor: Mozart Meistermusik
Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe
Conductor: Roy Goodman

: Musical Encounters

With Mary Miller.
Rameau La Poule (Nouvelle Suite de Pièces de Clavecin)
David Roblou (harpsichord)
10.09 Louis Andriessen Hoketus
(Parts D and E)
Bang on a Can All-Stars
10.14 Faure/Messager Messe des Pécheurs de Villerville La Chapelle
Royale, Ensemble Musique Oblique, conductor Philippe Herreweghe
10.32 Artist of the Week:
Antony Pay (clarinet)
Mozart Trio in E flat, K498
(Kegelstatt) Jan Schlapp (viola), Linda Nicholson (fortepiano)
10.58 Anon, 16th-century French Bransles de Village Piffaro
11.04 Berlioz La Mort dVphelie Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo),
Myung-Whun Chung (piano)
11.12 Cage Six Short Inventions for Seven Instruments
Anahid Ajernian (violin), Burton Fisch and William Grornko (violas),
Joan Brockway (cello). Andrew Lolya (alto flute), Melvyn Broiles (trumpet), Albert Kaufman (clarinet)
11.24 Harvey Mortuos Plango , Vivos Voco. Tape realised at IRCAM
11.37 Debussy Nocturnes
Cleveland Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Pierre Boulez


Unknown: Mary Miller.
Harpsichord: David Roblou
Harpsichord: Louis Andriessen Hoketus
Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe
Viola: Linda Nicholson
Unknown: Cecilia Bartoli
Piano: Myung-Whun Chung
Violin: Burton Fisch
Violin: William Grornko
Violas: Joan Brockway
Cello: Andrew Lolya
Flute: Melvyn Broiles
Clarinet: Albert Kaufman
Clarinet: Harvey Mortuos Plango
Clarinet: Vivos Voco.
Conductor: Pierre Boulez

: Composer of the Week: Sibelius

Jeremy Hayes introduces the rarely heard music for Strindberg's fairy-tale play, and two symphonic poems. The Dryad Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
Swanwhite Lahti Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Osmo Vanska
Nightride and Sunrise Philharmonia, conductor Simon Rattle
Repeated next Wednesday 11.30pm


Introduces: Jeremy Hayes
Conductor: Osmo Vanska
Conductor: Simon Rattle

: Birmingham Lunchtime Concert

Stefan Genz (baritone) and Roger Vignoles (piano) perform settings of Heinrich Heine by Brahms, Wolf and Schumann, including his Liederkreis, Op 24. A concert given last week in the Pittville Pump Room in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.


Baritone: Stefan Genz
Baritone: Roger Vignoles
Unknown: Heinrich Heine

: Midweek Choice: (0171) [number removed]

With Susan Sharpe. Ring in with a request by lunchtime for a chance to hear it today. Including Tallis Spem in Alium
Choir of New College, Oxford, director Edward Higginbottom Field Nocturne No 4 in A
Richard Burnett (fortepiano) Haydn Symphony No 48 in C
(Maria Theresia ) L'Estro Armonico, director Derek Solomons
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.
Unknown: Tallis Spem
Director: Edward Higginbottom
Unknown: Richard Burnett
Unknown: Maria Theresia
Director: Derek Solomons

: Choral Evensong

I From the Chapel of King's I College, Cambridge.
Introit: 0 Clap Your Hands (Vaughan Williams)
Responses (Howells)
Psalms 97 and 99 (Dupuis, Attwood) First Lesson: Isaiah, 52 w7-12
Canticles: New College Service (Paul Drayton )
Second Lesson: Hebrews 2 w5-end
Anthem: Ascending into Heaven (Judith Weir )
Hymn: Sing We Triumphant Hymns of Praise (Gonfalon Royal)
Organ Voluntary: Toccata (Francis Pott ) Director of music Stephen Cleobury. Organ scholar Robert Quinney. Repeated tomorrow 1.00am


Unknown: Paul Drayton
Unknown: Judith Weir
Unknown: Francis Pott
Music: Stephen Cleobury.
Unknown: Robert Quinney.

: The Music Machine

The Organ
Verity Sharp explores the world of the French Romantic organ and its repertoire with the help of James O'Donnell at Westminster Cathedral.


Unknown: James O'Donnell

: In Tune

From Cardiff, with Geraint Lewis.
After 7.00, Peter Florence , director of the Hay Festival, looks forward to the festival's tenth birthday. Howells King 's Herald
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Richard Hickox
5.20 Stanford Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in G
King's College Choir, Cambridge, conductor Stephen Cleobury
5.50 Brahms Die Mainacht, Op 43 No 2
Elly Ameling (soprano), Rudolf Jansen (piano)
6.05 Grace Williams Sea Sketches
English Chamber Orchestra, conductor David Atherton
6.25 Mozart Piano Concerto No 25 in C, K503
Stephen Kovacevich ,
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Colin Davis Producer Gwawr Owen
E MAIL: intune@bh.bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Geraint Lewis.
Unknown: Peter Florence
Unknown: Howells King
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Piano: Rudolf Jansen
Conductor: David Atherton
Unknown: Stephen Kovacevich
Conductor: Colin Davis
Producer: Gwawr Owen

: The Sibelius Experience

The BBC Scottish Symphony
Orchestra and their chief conductor
Osmo Vanska continue their cycle of Sibelius's symphonies. Tonight the extrovert Symphony No 3 is followed by Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No 1 with soloist Nikolai Demidenko. The concert ends with a performance of the enigmatic Symphony No 4.
Presented by Geoffrey Baskerville , with contributions from Peter Franklin.


Conductor: Osmo Vanska
Soloist: Nikolai Demidenko.
Presented By: Geoffrey Baskerville
Unknown: Peter Franklin.

: Folia and Fantasy

Heinz Holliger (oboe),
Christiane Jaccottet (harpsichord) Marin Marais La Folia (Les Folies d'Espagne)
Telemann Fantasy No 8 in E minor for Oboe Solo Repeat


Oboe: Heinz Holliger
Harpsichord: Christiane Jaccottet

: Extravagant Strangers

Writer Caryl Phillips talks to five British writers who were all born beyond these shores. In the third programme, he chats with novelist William Boyd , who was born and brought up in West Africa, and was then sent to a Scottish boarding school.


Talks: Caryl Phillips
Unknown: William Boyd

: Ensemble

Penny Gore introduces a recital by Esther Geldard (viola) and Zoe Solomon (piano).
Henry Eccles Sonata in A minor Bloch Suite for Viola and Piano
Repeated tomorrow 4.15pm


Introduces: Penny Gore
Viola: Esther Geldard
Viola: Zoe Solomon
Unknown: Bloch Suite

: Night Waves Night Waves in Israel

In the first of two programmes from Israel and the Palestinian territories,
Sarah Dunant reports on the crisis within Israeli society. After 50 years of conflict, why is peace proving so elusive? What sort of country does Israel expect to become? For many Israelis, the war masks the more serious struggle between Jewish orthodoxy and secular modernity which threatens to split the country. Producer Anthony Denselow


Unknown: Sarah Dunant
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Composer of the Week: Haydn

The Haydn Revival, 1932-96
Symphony No 31 in D (Homsignal); La Fedelta Premiata (Act 1, finale) Repeated from last Wednesday

: Jazz Notes

Ten years after his death, Buddy Rich is still acknowledged as one of the most accomplished of all jazz drummers. Jay Craig of the BBC Big Band spent three years with the Rich Band, and talks to Steve Voce about the drummer.
Producer Terry Carter


Unknown: Buddy Rich
Unknown: Jay Craig
Unknown: Steve Voce
Producer: Terry Carter

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Royal Concertgebouw
Orchestra The last visit to Amsterdam.
Conductor Hans Vonk , Netherlands Chamber Choir Debussy Trios
Nocturnes Schumann Nachtlied; Symphony No 4 in D minor
2.05 Vertavo Quartet Schumann
String Quartet in A, Op 41 No 3 Nils Henrik Asheim Genesis Bartok
String Quartet No 4 (4th and 5th mvts)
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: Hans Vonk
Unknown: Nils Henrik Asheim

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