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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Beethoven String Quartet in D, Op 18 No 3 Emerson Quartet
6.35 Mozart Divertimento in D, K251 Salzburg Camerata Academica, conductor Umberto Benedetti
7.05 Shostakovich Prelude and Fugue, Op 87 No 23
Tatiana Nikolaeva (piano)
7.32 Bach Violin Sonata No 1 in B minor, BWV1014
Catherine Mackintosh ,
Maggie Cole (harpsichord)
8.05 Various Three bassedances
His Majesty's Sagbutts and Cornetts
8.33 Kodaly Symphony in C Philharmonia Hungarica, conductor Antal Dorati


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Conductor: Umberto Benedetti
Piano: Tatiana Nikolaeva
Unknown: Catherine MacKintosh
Conductor: Antal Dorati

: Morning Collection

With Penny Gore.
Telemann Concerto in D for Three
Trumpets, Two Oboes and Strings English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
9.11 Tchaikovsky Children's Album Olli Mustonen (piano)
9.37 Vaughan Williams Old King Cole Bradley Creswick (violin), Northern Sinfonia Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Richard Hickox Discs


Director: Trevor Pinnock
Piano: Olli Mustonen
Violin: Bradley Creswick
Conductor: Richard Hickox

: Musical Encounters

With Fiona Talkington.
Trad Sirba; Tropca; Hora (Dobrogea) Kalman Balogh (cimbalom)
10.05 Uszt Hungarian Fantasy Barry Douglas (piano),
LSO, conductor Jun'ichi Hirokami
10.20 Trad Janoskoszonto
Bekecs Ensemble
10.25 Franck Seven Pieces in E flat and E flat minor
Joris Verdin (harmonium)
10.48 Artist of the Week:
Radovan Vlatkovic (horn)
Schumann Andante and Variations in B flat
Georg and Mathias Donderer (cellos), Vladimir and Vovka Ashkenazy (pianos)
11.08 Vilho Luolajan-Mikkola Wedding Dance
Jaakko Ryhanen (bass), Tapiola
Sinfonietta, conductor Seppo Hovi
11.12 Stravinsky Ragtime London Sinfonietta, conductor Riccardo Chailly
11.17 Haydn Symphony No 96 in D (Miracle) Austro-Hungarian
Philharmonic, conductor Adam Fischer
11.40 Milhaud Concerto for Marimba and Vibraphone Nebojsa Jovan
Zivkovic, Austrian Chamber Symphony Orchestra, conductor Ernst Theis


Unknown: Kalman Balogh
Piano: Barry Douglas
Horn: Radovan Vlatkovic
Horn: Schumann Andante
Horn: Mathias Donderer
Bass: Jaakko Ryhanen
Conductor: Seppo Hovi
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Conductor: Adam Fischer
Unknown: Nebojsa Jovan
Conductor: Ernst Theis

: Composer of the Week Lehar

Rodney Milnes explores the life and music of the leading composer of 20th-century Viennese operetta.
4: The Also-Rans. Lehar wrote more than 20 operettas, and today's programme considers some of the lesser-known ones. Including excerpts from Zigeunerliebe, Eva, Frasquita, Paganini and Schoner 1st die Welt.
Repeated next Thursday 11.30pm


Unknown: Rodney Milnes

: Opera Matinee: Verlobung im Traum

Written in 1930 by the Czech composer Hans Krasa , Betrothal in a Dream is based on a tale by Fyodor Dostoyevsky and tells the story of Sina, who is persuaded by her social-climber mother to accept the marriage proposal of an elderly prince. This way, she would soon become a wealthy widow and could marry the man she loves. When the prince begins to have second thoughts, he suggests that the episode was all a dream, much to the mother's anguish. Sina is forced to reveal the truth and beg the prince's forgiveness. That would seem to be the end of the story, but it has a sting in its tail - Sina's real lover dies, and she ends up as the wife of an old provincial governor.
She has everything - power, prestige and beauty - but she also has a cold heart. Sung in German.
German Symphony Orchestra, conductor Lothar Zagrosek


Unknown: Hans Krasa
Unknown: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Conductor: Lothar Zagrosek
Marja: Jane Henschel (mezzo)
Sina: Juanita Lascarro (soprano)
Natassja: Charlotte Hellekant (alto)
Paul: Robert Worle (tenor)
Archivist: Michael Kraus (baritone)
Prince: Albert Dohmen (bass-Baritone)
Barbara: Bogna Bartosc (alto)
Sofia Petrovna: Chritiane Berggold (alto)

: Haffner Wind Ensemble

Rodney Slatford presents a recital from last year's Sheffield Chamber Music Festival of music. The programme includes music for wind by Beethoven and his contemporaries, including an arrangement of his Seventh Symphony.
Beethoven Octet in E flat, Op 103 Krommer Octet-Partita in F, Op 57 Beethoven, arr Sedlak Symphony No 7 in A Repeat


Unknown: Krommer Octet-Partita

: Ensemble

Penny Gore introduces a recital by the Lyric Quartet.
Haydn String Quartet in D minor, Op 76 No 2
Kodaly String Quartet No 2 Repeated from yesterday 10pm


Introduces: Penny Gore

: The Music Machine

Traditional Dance
Tommy Pearson sets out to discover the differences and similarities between Scottish and Irish dancing.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

With Sean Rafferty , including
5.35 Michel Corrette Organ Concerto in A
Rene Saorgin , Nice Baroque
Ensemble, conductor Gilbert Bezzina
6.05 Dvorak The Water Goblin
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Istvan Kertesz
6.45 Harty Variations on a Dublin Air Ulster Orchestra, conductor Bryden Thomson Producer David Byers


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Rene Saorgin
Conductor: Gilbert Bezzina
Conductor: Istvan Kertesz
Conductor: Bryden Thomson
Producer: David Byers

: BBC Symphony Orchestra

A concert given last year at the Vienna Konzerthaus as part of the BBC Symphony Orchestra's tour of Vienna and the Baltic States.
Conductor Andrew Davis ,
Evelyn Glennie (percussion)
MacMillan Veni, Veni,
Emmanuel Delius On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring; Summer Night on the River Walton Symphony No 1


Conductor: Andrew Davis
Conductor: Evelyn Glennie
Unknown: Emmanuel Delius

: Conversations with Charles Rosen

Rare is the composer who inspires loyalty in performers, according to
Charles Rosen. In conversation with Ivan Hewett , he reminisces about working with three composers who have inspired him: Stravinsky, Boulez and Elliott Carter.


Unknown: Charles Rosen.
Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Unknown: Elliott Carter.

: Fantasia Baetica

Pianist Madeleine Mattar plays
Falla's evocation of Andalusia. Repeat


Pianist: Madeleine Mattar

: Music Restored

Radio 3 Early Music Young Artists Showcase 1997
Chris de Souza introduces the second concert from this year's event, given last month at the Royal Academy of Music, London. The vocal group Henry's Eight are directed by Jonathan Brown in Renaissance motets by Lassus, Willaert, Gombert and Morales. Producer Lindsay Kemp
Repeated Monday 4.15pm


Introduces: Chris de Souza
Directed By: Jonathan Brown
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: Night Waves

From Jane Austen to "hate speech" and the Supreme Court, the influential philosopher Judith Butler examines the relationship between violence and language in her new work Excitable Speech. She discusses her views with Hermione Lee. Plus a report from tonight's world premiere of Heroes by Philip Glass, based on music by David Bowie. Producer Fiona Bailey


Unknown: Jane Austen
Unknown: Judith Butler
Unknown: Hermione Lee.
Music By: David Bowie.
Producer: Fiona Bailey

: 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 and 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 from last Thursday


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

: Jazz Notes

Richard Niles introduces the BBC
Big Band with guest soloists
Buddy Childers (flugel) and Jiggs Whigham (trombone).


Introduces: Richard Niles
Soloists: Buddy Childers
Soloists: Jiggs Whigham

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Choral Evensong from Southwell Minster
Repeated from yesterday 4pm
2.00 Bernstein in Budapest
Bavarian RSO/Leonard
Bernstein Bartok Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta Bernstein Divertimento
Brahms Hungarian Dance No 6
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: Bernstein Bartok Music

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