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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Beethoven Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage
Berlin Radio Symphony Choir and Orchestra, conductor Karl Anton Rickenbacher
6.12 Brahms Neues Liebeslieder
Waltzes Silke-Thora Matthies and Christian Kohn (piano duet)
7.05 Bliss Masks
Kathron Sturrock (piano)
7.36 Schumann Cello Concerto in A minor David Geringas ,
Montreal SO, conductor Hans Graf
8.05 Giovanni Gabrieli In Ecclesiis a 14 Gabrieli Consort and Players. director Paul McCreesh
8.42 Copland Clarinet Concerto
Benny Goodman , Columbia Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the Composer


Conductor: Karl Anton Rickenbacher
Conductor: Brahms Neues Liebeslieder
Conductor: Waltzes Silke-Thora Matthies
Piano: Christian Kohn
Piano: Kathron Sturrock
Unknown: David Geringas
Conductor: Hans Graf
Conductor: Giovanni Gabrieli
Director: Paul McCreesh
Unknown: Benny Goodman

: Morning Collection

With Peter Hobday.
Britten Soirees Musicales
National Philharmonic, conductor Richard Bonynge
9.10 Carver Motet: 0 Bone Jesu
Taverner Choir, director Andrew Parrott
9.24 Dvorak String Quintet in G, Op 77 Chilingirian Quartet,
Duncan McTier (double bass) Discs


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Director: Andrew Parrott

: Musical Encounters

Stephanie Hughes continues her exploration of works published as Op 1. Lumbye Copenhagen Steam Railway Danish National Radio SO, conductor Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
10.05 Gade Elverskud (Part 2) Eva Johansson (soprano),
Anne Gievang (contralto), Poul Elming (tenor), Danish National Radio Choir and Symphony Orchestra, conductor Dmitri Kitaenko
10.20 Sibelius Three Songs from Op 1 Tom Krause (baritone), Irwin Gage (piano)
10.30 Artists of the Week:
Brodsky Quartet
Shostakovich String Quartet No 8, Op 110
10.53 Kodaly Minuetto Serio Ulster Orchestra, conductor John Lubbock
11.00 Britten Sinfonietta , Op 1 Vienna Octet
11.15 Reger Variations on a Theme by Hiller Ulster Orchestra, conductor John Lubbock


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Conductor: Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Soprano: Eva Johansson
Contralto: Anne Gievang
Contralto: Poul Elming
Conductor: Dmitri Kitaenko
Baritone: Tom Krause
Piano: Irwin Gage
Unknown: Kodaly Minuetto Serio
Conductor: John Lubbock
Conductor: Britten Sinfonietta
Conductor: John Lubbock

: Composers of the Week: Paris 1750

Geoffrey Baskerville introduces works by composers who were in Paris in 1750. Today, an eccentric patron of the arts, some drinking songs and a virtuosic grand motet. Balbastre Noël: Tous les Bourgeois de Châtres René Saorgin (organ)
Balbastre La Monmartel, ou la Brunoys Ursula Deutschler (harpsichord) Corrette Tes Yeux Me Font la
Guerre: Quand On Trouve; Les Mouton Paissent J'Herbe; Dans
Notre Société Folies Bergeres
Duphly Overture: La de May; La Madin (Pieces de Clavecin) John Holloway (violin),
Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
Mondonville Venite Exultemus
Gillian Fisher (soprano),
Charles Daniels (haute-contre),
Stephen Varcoe (bass), Choir of New College, Oxford, London Baroque, director Edward Higginbottom Repeated next Wednesday 11.30pm


Introduces: Geoffrey Baskerville
Harpsichord: Brunoys Ursula Deutschler
Unknown: Les Mouton Paissent
Violin: John Holloway
Harpsichord: Davitt Moroney
Harpsichord: Mondonville Venite Exultemus
Soprano: Gillian Fisher
Soprano: Charles Daniels
Bass: Stephen Varcoe
Director: Edward Higginbottom

: Voices at the Wigmore Hall

lain Burnside introduces the fourth of seven recitals featuring international vocalists at London's Wigmore Hall. Sally Burgess (mezzo), lain Burnside (piano)
Chabrier Villanelle des Petits
Canards: Les Cigales; Romance de I'Etoile: Vile Heureuse
Duparc Phidyle ; Chanson Triste; La Vie Antérieure
Debussy Trois Chansons de Bilitis Strauss Begegnung : Hat Gesagt - Bleibt's Nicht Dabei , Op 36 No 3 Mahler Wo die Schone Trompeten Blasen (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)
Strauss Zueignung (Lieder aus Letzte Blatter )


Unknown: Sally Burgess
Unknown: Duparc Phidyle
Unknown: Bilitis Strauss Begegnung
Unknown: Nicht Dabei
Unknown: Strauss Zueignung
Unknown: Letzte Blatter

: Midweek Choice: (0171) [number removed]

With Susan Sharpe , including
Bach Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV565 Allan Wicks (organ)
Alan Bush Dialectic Medici Quartet Walton Sinfonia Concertante
Kathryn Stott (piano),
Royal Philharmonic , conductor Vemon Handley Producer Brian Jackson Discs
WRITTEN REQUESTS: Midweek Choice, BBC Radio 3. Broadcasting House. London W1A 1M FAX: (0171) [number removed]
E-MAIL: midweek.choice@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Susan Sharpe
Unknown: Bach Toccata
Unknown: Allan Wicks
Unknown: Alan Bush Dialectic Medici
Piano: Kathryn Stott
Piano: Royal Philharmonic
Conductor: Vemon Handley
Producer: Brian Jackson

: Choral Evensong

From Llandaff Cathedral.
Introit: Dyrchafaf fy Llygaid
(T Hopkin Evans)
Responses (Holmes)
Psalm 37, w23-end (Martin)
First lesson: 1 Samuel 3, vl-4, vl
Office hymn: 0 Love Divine (Cornwall) Canticles: Third Service
(Christopher Knott )
Second lesson: Luke 9, wl8-36 Anthem: For Thy Servant David (Mansel Thomas )
Hymn: Jesu, Lover of My Soul (Aberystwyth)
Organ voluntary: Carillon (Mathias) Organist and master of the choristers Dr Michael Smith.
Assistant organist Michael Hoeg. Repeated tomorrow lam


Unknown: Christopher Knott
Unknown: Mansel Thomas
Unknown: Dr Michael Smith.
Organist: Michael Hoeg.

: Music Machine

Electronics and Digits
Composing Computers. Verity Sharp finds out how to compose while juggling on a trip to York University. She meets composer Tony Myatt. and tries her hand at composing music with the help of his computer, two coloured balls and a video camera.


Unknown: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Tony Myatt.

: In Tune

With Jeremy Nicholas , including Theodore Dubois Toccata
Margaret Philips (organ)
5.40 Telemann Viola Concerto in G
Ladislav Kyselak , Capella Istrapolitana , conductor Richard Edlinger Producer Nick Morgan


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Unknown: Ladislav Kyselak
Conductor: Capella Istrapolitana
Conductor: Richard Edlinger
Producer: Nick Morgan

: Rush Hour Concert

The fifth of eight concerts from the Wigmore Hall, London, introduced by Fiona Talkington.
Florilegium: Ashley Solomon (flute), Rachel Podger (violin),
Daniel Yeadon (cello/viola da gamba),
Neal Peres Da Costa (harpsichord) Anon, attrib Handel Concerto a 4 in D minor
Rameau Pièces de Clavecin en
Concert (Cinqieme Concert)
Marais Sonnerie de Ste-Genevieve du Mont de Paris
Telemann Fantasy No 7 in D for Solo Flute; Quartet No 7 in D (Paris)


Introduced By: Fiona Talkington.
Flute: Ashley Solomon
Violin: Rachel Podger
Cello: Daniel Yeadon
Unknown: Neal Peres
Unknown: Marais Sonnerie de Ste-Genevieve

: Samson

Handel's oratorio was received "with uncommon applause" at its first performance and has remained one of his most popular oratorios. Newburgh Hamilton's adaptation of Milton concentrates on the final events of Samson's life and his journey to fulfilment as an instrument of divine will.
Symphony of Harmony and Invention, conductor Harry Christophers


Conductor: Harry Christophers
Samson: Thomas Randall(tenor)
Dalila: Lynda Russell(soprano)
Micah: Catherine Wyn-Rogers(mezzo)
Manoa: Michael George(bass-Baritone)
Harapha: Jonathan Best(bass)
Messenger: Matthew Vine(tenor)

: Give a Dog a Bad Name

David Owen Norris rescues four musical reputations from the slings and arrows of prejudice and snobbery. 2: Nigel Kennedy. "The guy with the punk haircut who trivialises classical music" or a skilful exponent of Elgar? Next programme tomorrow 9.50pm


Unknown: David Owen Norris
Unknown: Nigel Kennedy.

: Ensemble

Penny Gore introduces a recital by the young British pianist Viv McLean. Beethoven Piano Sonata in C minor, Op 13 (Pathetique)
Chopin Polonaise-Fantasy in A flat, Op 61
Ravel Sonatine
Producer Nigel Wilkinson
Repeated tomorrow 4.15pm


Introduces: Penny Gore
Pianist: Viv McLean.
Unknown: Chopin Polonaise-Fantasy
Producer: Nigel Wilkinson

: Night Waves

As Eric Hobsbawm celebrates his 80th birthday, Patrick Wright looks at a new collection of essays exploring the problems surrounding the writing of history, its abuses by politicians and the rise of barbarism in the 20th century. Plus first-night news of a new production of Jean Genet 's The Maids at London's Donmar Warehouse.
Producer Miriam Newman


Unknown: Eric Hobsbawm
Unknown: Patrick Wright
Unknown: Jean Genet
Producer: Miriam Newman

: Composer of the Week Paul Patterson

3: About Time. The composer explores a fruitful strand in his music. Time
Piece; At the Still Point of the Turning World; Mean Time; A Tunnel of Time Repeated from last Wednesday

: Jazz Notes

Further highlights from Espoo.

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Rotterdam Philharmonic/Claus Peter Flor , Michael Erxleben (violin) Mendelssohn Symphony No 3 in A minor (Scottish) Shostakovich Violin Concerto No 1
2.25 Gong Quartet,
Francette Bartholomew (harp) Jean Rogister String Quartet No 7 Joseph Jongen Waltz for Solo Harp, Op 73
Andre Caplet Conte Fantastique for Harp and String Quartet
3.20 Concerto Koln/Andreas Staier (fortepiano) Haydn Symphony No 77 in B flat Kraus Overture: Olympie Salieri Piano Concerto in C Vanhal
Symphony in G minor
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Peter Flor
Violin: Michael Erxleben
Harp: Francette Bartholomew
Unknown: Joseph Jongen
Unknown: Andre Caplet Conte

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