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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Beethoven Symphony No 1 in C Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Pierre Monteux
6.28 Strauss Violin Concerto
Boris Belkin ,
Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy
7.05 Gombert Credo a 8 Henry's Eight, conductor Jonathan Brown
7.41 Copland Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes New York Philharmonic, conductor Leonard Bernstein
8.05 Grieg Overture: In Autumn Royal Philharmonic, conductor Thomas Beecham
8.31 Schubert Piano Sonata in A,
D664 Marta Deyanova


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Unknown: Boris Belkin
Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Conductor: Jonathan Brown
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Conductor: Thomas Beecham
Unknown: Marta Deyanova

: Morning Collection

With Penny Gore.
Malcolm Arnold Four Cornish Dances
Queensland Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Penny
9.10 Mozart Violin Sonata in E minor, K304 Anne-Sophie Mutter, Lambert Orkis (piano)
9.28 Bach Cantata No 214: Toner,
Ihr Pauken ! Erschallet, Trompeten
Els Bongers (soprano), Elisabeth von Magnus (contralto), Paul Agnew (tenor), Klaus Mertens (bass), Amsterdam Baroque Choir and Orchestra, conductor Ton Koopman Discs


Piano: Lambert Orkis
Unknown: Ihr Pauken
Contralto: Paul Agnew
Bass: Klaus Mertens

: Musical Encounters

With Mary Miller.
Berio Opus No Zoo
Ensemble Wien-Berlin
10.08 Locatelli Concerto Grosso in F, Op 4 No 12
Musica Antiqua Koln , director Reinhard Goebel
10.21 Berg Seven Early Songs Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo), Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Claudio Abbado
10.38 Artist of the Week:
Antony Pay (clarinet)
Rimsky-Korsakov Clarinet Quintet in B flat Nash Ensemble
11.10 Britten Turn of the Screw
Aldeburgh Ensemble, conductor Steuart Bedford
11.17 Berg Four Pieces for Clarinet and Piano
Antony Pay, Daniel Barenboim (piano)
11.25 Britten Violin Concerto
Rebecca Hirsch ,
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk


Unknown: Mary Miller.
Unknown: Musica Antiqua Koln
Director: Reinhard Goebel
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Piano: Daniel Barenboim
Unknown: Rebecca Hirsch
Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
The Prologue/Quint: Philip Langridge
The governess: Felicity Lott
Miles: Sam Pay
Flora: Eileen Hulse
Mrs Grose: Phyliss Cannan
Miss Jessel: Nadine Secunde

: Composer of the Week: Sibelius

Jeremy Hayes introduces substantial excerpts from Sibelius's last and greatest theatre score, which contains one of the most terrifying depictions of a storm in music. Also a short Shakespeare song which
Sibelius returned to nearly 50 years after he had composed it to orchestrate it shortly before his death, and his most elegiac symphonic poem. The Bard
London Philharmonic, conductor Thomas Beecham
Incidental music: The Tempest (excerpts)
Lilli Paasikivi (mezzo), Lahti Opera Chorus and Symphony Orchestra, conductor Osmo Vanska
Come Away, Death (Incidental music: Twelfth Night)
Jorma Hynninen (baritone),
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jorma Panula
Repeated next Thursday 11.30pm


Introduces: Jeremy Hayes
Conductor: Thomas Beecham
Unknown: Lilli Paasikivi
Baritone: Jorma Hynninen
Conductor: Jorma Panula

: Opera Matinee: The Two Widows

In Smetana's fifth opera, the two widows Karolina and Anezka live on Karolina's country estate. The gamekeeper Mumlal brings in a poacher he has caught. The poacher, Ladislav, turns out to be the owner of the neighbouring estate. Anezka soon falls in love with him but will not admit it. This performance was given in Prague's 18th-century
Estates Theatre. Sung in Czech.
Prague National Theatre Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Frantisek Preisler


Conductor: Frantisek Preisler
Karolina Zaleska: Zdena Kloubova (soprano)
Anezka Miletinska: Pavla Aunicka (soprano)
Ladislav Podhajsky: Jan Markvart (tenor)
Mumlal: Bohuslav Marsik (bass)
Tonik: Bohdan Petrovic (tenor)
Lidunka: Martina Bauerova (soprano)

: Four Quartets

A recital by the Koh-I-Noor Saxophone Quartet introduced by Nicola Heywood Thomas.
Francaix Petit Quatuor
Glazunov Saxophone Quartet, Op 109 Pijper Quartet No 5
Dubois Saxophone Quartet


Introduced By: Nicola Heywood Thomas.

: Ensemble

Repeated from yesterday 10.00pm

: The Music Machine

The Organ
With the help of Peter Collins , Verity Sharp finds out how to go about building an organ. She starts off at his organ works in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, and then follows the progress of a new instrument right through to its installation in a church in Walthamstow, London.


Unknown: Peter Collins
Unknown: Verity Sharp

: In Tune

Jeremy Nicholas introduces a report on the Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards.
Borodin Overture: Prince Igor Kirov Orchestra , conductor Valery Gergiev
6.05 Strauss, arr Helfetz An Einsamer Quelle, Op 9 No 2 Jascha Heifetz (violin), Arpad Sandor (piano)
6.25 Sgambati Piano Concerto
Jorge Bolet , Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Ainslee Cox Producer Andrew Mussett


Introduces: Jeremy Nicholas
Conductor: Prince Igor Kirov Orchestra
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Violin: Jascha Heifetz
Piano: Arpad Sandor
Unknown: Jorge Bolet
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: English Chamber Orchestra

From the Barbican Hall,
London. The ECO is joined by their principal guest conductor in a programme of 20th-century classics, from Stravinsky's vibrant Suites to Schoenberg's Verklarte Nacht.
Conductor Heinz Holliger (oboe), Robert Tear (tenor)
Stravinsky Suites Nos 1 and 2; Piece for Solo Oboe
Britten Nocturne
8.15 After Ovid Contemporary poets including Ted Hughes and Seamus Heaney read versions they have recently made of stories from Metamorphoses, among them
Salmacis and Hermaphroditus and The Death of Orpheus.
8.35 Britten Six Metamorphoses after Ovid for Solo Oboe
Schoenberg Verklarte Nacht (1917 7 version)


Conductor: Heinz Holliger
Unknown: Ted Hughes
Unknown: Seamus Heaney

: Extravagant Strangers

Writer Caryl Phillips talks to five British writers born beyond these shores. Tonight he talks to Egyptian-born novelist Penelope Lively.


Talks: Caryl Phillips
Unknown: Penelope Lively.

: Music Restored

Radio 3 Early Music Young Artists Showcase 1997
Chris de Souza introduces the first concert from this year's event, given last month at the Royal Academy of Music, London. The Passacaglia
Ensemble perform chamber music by Handel, Telemann and Boismortier. Producer Lindsay Kemp
Repeated Monday 4.15pm


Introduces: Chris de Souza
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: Night Waves

Night Waves In Israel
The second of two programmes from Israel and the Palestinian territories.
Sarah Dunant reports on the battered peace process and the continuing struggle of the Palestinians to achieve a coherent identity, both cultural and territorial. How realistic is the prospect of a Palestinian state within Gaza and the West Bank, and what kind of society do Palestinians aspire to? How does a generation brought up on conflict and the Intifada cope with the autocratic political culture of an exiled elite - the PLO - who are now back in charge?
Producer Anthony Denselow


Unknown: Sarah Dunant
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Composer of the Week: Haydn

The Haydn Revival, 1932-96 Kyrie (Nelson Mass)
Soloists, Choir of King's College, Cambridge, London Symphony
Orchestra, conductor David Willcocks
String Quartet in C, Op 54 No 2 Aeolian Quartet
Piano Trio in E flat, H XV 30
Beaux Arts Trio
Repeated from last Thursday


Conductor: David Willcocks

: Jan Notes

Celebrating the centenary of Sidney Bechet 's birth, Steve Voce presents a profile of the man who took the New Orleans style of clarinet and soprano playing around the world. See also tomorrow 12.30am


Unknown: Sidney Bechet
Unknown: Steve Voce

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Choral Evensong from King's College, Cambridge
Repeated from yesterday 4.00pm
2.00 Sibelius Violin Concerto Tamas Andras
, Odense SO/Janos Fiirst
3.00 Schools
3.00 Music Workshop 3.20 Let's
Move 3.40 Words Alive 3.50 Radio
Showcase 3.55 First Steps in Drama
4.10 Drama Workshop 4.30 Ghostwriter
4.40 Scottish Resources (10-12)
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Tamas Andras

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