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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Mozart Sinfonia Concertante in E flat, K364
Rainer Kussmaul (violin), Wolfram Christ (viola), Berlin Philharmonic conductor Claudio Abbado
6.33 Strauss Death and Transfiguration
Montreal Symphony Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit
7.05 Brahms Four Piano Pieces.
Op 119 Emanuel Ax
7.43 Haydn Cassation in D
Ab Koster, Javier Bonet-Manrique ,
Christophe Moinian and Stefan Blonk (horns), L'Archibudelli
8.05 Lefebure-Wely Sortie in E flat Christopher Herrick (organ)
8.32 Rubbra Piano Concerto
Malcolm Binns , London Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Violin: Rainer Kussmaul
Violin: Wolfram Christ
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Unknown: Javier Bonet-Manrique
Unknown: Christophe Moinian
Horns: Stefan Blonk
Unknown: Christopher Herrick
Unknown: Malcolm Binns
Conductor: Vernon Handley

: Morning Collection

With Peter Hobday.
Britten An American Overture
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Richard Hickox
9.11 Beethoven Romance No 1 in G
Arthur Grumiaux (violin),
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Bernard Haitink
9.18 Dvorak Piano Trio No 3 in F minor. Op 65
Beaux Arts Trio Discs


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Violin: Arthur Grumiaux
Conductor: Bernard Haitink

: Musical Encounters

With Susan Sharpe.
Part 0 Spross Isais Wurzel;
0 Schlussel Davids; 0 Morgenstem (Magnificat Antiphons)
BBC Singers, conductor Bo Holten
10.06 Artists of the Week:
The Kuijken brothers
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 5 in D. BWV1050 La Petite Bande, director Sigiswald Kuijken
10.27 Debussy Songs from the Vasnier Song Book
Dawn Upshaw (soprano), James Levine (piano)
11.02 Mozart Violin Sonata in E flat,
K481 Sigiswaid Kuijken , Luc Devos (fortepiano)
11.37 Stravinsky Apollon Musagète Montreal Sinfonietta, conductor Charles Dutoit


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Conductor: Bo Holten
Unknown: Bach Brandenburg
Piano: James Levine
Unknown: Sigiswaid Kuijken
Unknown: Luc Devos
Conductor: Charles Dutoit

: Composers of the Week: Schola Cantorum

With Roger Nichols.
Canteloube Lunaire (Triptyque) Frederica von Stade (mezzo), Royal Philharmonic, conductor Antonio de Almeida
Satle Deux Rêveries Nocturnes
Jean-Joel Barbier (piano) Le Hem Pour les Morts
Rhenish State Philharmonic, conductor James Lockhart
Roussel Invocation
Claire Croiza (mezzo), The Composer (piano)
De Severac Les Muletiers devant le
Christ de Llivia
Aldo Ciccolini (piano) d'lndy Istar
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, conductor Pierre Monteux
Repeated next Wednesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Roger Nichols.
Conductor: James Lockhart
Unknown: Claire Croiza
Unknown: Severac Les Muletiers
Piano: Aldo Ciccolini
Conductor: Pierre Monteux

: Voices at the Wigmore Hall

lain Burnside introduces the fifth of seven recitals given at London's
Wigmore Hall. This performance was given in January by James Bowman
(countertenor), Anthony Robson (oboe d'amore) and Andrew Ball (piano)
Howells 0 Me Deir Hert ; Full Moon;
King David
Stanford La Belle Dame sans Merci;
The Rain It Raineth Every Day
Warlock My Own Country; The Night; Love for Love
Vaughan Williams Ten Blake Songs; The Sky above the Roof; How Can the Tree but Wither? Blackmore by the Stour


Unknown: James Bowman
Oboe: Anthony Robson
Oboe: Andrew Ball
Unknown: Deir Hert

: Midweek Choice: (0171) [number removed]

With Susan Sharpe , including Prokofiev Suite: Chout
LSO, conductor Claudio Abbado
Frantisek Benda Flute Concerto in G
Neil McLaren , -«C-« ~
Cambridge Baroque Camerata, conductor Jonathan Hellyer Jones Producer Brian Jackson 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
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Flute: Frantisek Benda
Unknown: Neil McLaren
Conductor: Jonathan Hellyer Jones
Producer: Brian Jackson

: Choral Evensong

From Southwark Cathedral.
Introit: Close Thine Eyes
(Piers Maxim)
Responses (Moore) Psalm 92 (Buck)
First Lesson: 2 Samuel 15, wl7-21
Canticles: Collegium Sancti Johannis Cantabrigiense (Tippett)
Second Lesson: John 11, wl-16
Anthem: Hear My Words (Parry)
Hymn: Blessed Thomas, Doubt No Longer (Regent Square)
Organ voluntary: Finale (Symphony No 6) (Vierne)
Director of music Peter Wright.
Assistant organist Stephen Layton. Repeated tomorrow lam


Music: Peter Wright.
Organist: Stephen Layton.

: Music Machine

Cartoon Music
Tommy Pearson investigates the art of writing a score for a Warner Bros cartoon short such as Tom and Jerry.


Music: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

With Andrew Green , including
5.25 Godowsky Airs of the 18th Century Konstantin Scherbakov (piano)
5.45 Szymanowski Roxana 's Song (King Roger)
Lodz PO, conductor Henry Czyz Producer Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Andrew Green
Piano: Konstantin Scherbakov
Piano: Szymanowski Roxana
Conductor: Henry Czyz
Producer: Andrew Lyle

: Rush Hour Concert

The sixth of eight concerts from the Wigmore Hall,
London, introduced by Fiona Talkington. Leon McCawley (piano) Barber Excursions
Schumann Davidsbundlertanze


Introduced By: Fiona Talkington.
Piano: Leon McCawley
Unknown: Schumann Davidsbundlertanze

: Cocktails

Seven programmes of dance band recordings from 1920 to 1945. 5: / Won't Dance! From Vienna, numbers from thirties musicals with the Vienna Boheme Male Voice
Quartet. Plus the orchestras of Isham Jones , Johnny Green ,
Paul Whiteman , and Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians, and the voices of Bing Crosby , Carmen Lombardo and Ethel Merman.


Unknown: Isham Jones
Unknown: Johnny Green
Unknown: Paul Whiteman
Unknown: Guy Lombardo
Unknown: Bing Crosby
Unknown: Carmen Lombardo
Unknown: Ethel Merman.

: BBC Singers

A concert given in April in St John 's, Smith Square, London.
Rossini Petite Messe Solonelle
Jennifer Adams-Barbaro (soprano). Judith Harris (mezzo), Eugene Ginty (tenor), Brindley Sherratt (bass), Stephen Betteridge and Elizabeth Burley (pianos), Malcolm Hicks (harmonium), BBC Singers, conductor Stefan Parkman


Unknown: St John
Soprano: Jennifer Adams-Barbaro
Soprano: Judith Harris
Tenor: Eugene Ginty
Tenor: Brindley Sherratt
Bass: Stephen Betteridge
Bass: Elizabeth Burley
Pianos: Malcolm Hicks
Conductor: Stefan Parkman

: The Illuminati

Michael Ignatieff presents five programmes recounting the ups and downs of key groups in 20th-century intellectual history.
3: The Chicago School. Returning to Chicago University's economics department after the Second World
War, Milton Friedman outmanoeuvres the intellectual opposition, paving the way for the free-market frenzy of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher.


Unknown: Michael Ignatieff
Unknown: Milton Friedman
Unknown: Ronald Reagan
Unknown: Margaret Thatcher.

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductor Justin Brown
Schumann Symphony No 4 in D minor Repeat


Conductor: Justin Brown

: Ensemble

Penny Gore introduces a recital by violinist Madeleine Mitchell and pianist Andrew Ball.
Messiaen Theme and Variations
Franck Violin Sonata in A
Repeated tomorrow 4.15pm


Introduces: Penny Gore
Violinist: Madeleine Mitchell
Pianist: Andrew Ball.

: Night Waves

Humphrey Carpenter brings first-night news of a production by London's Gate Theatre of Voltaire's Candide, which began as a satirical short story and eventually became a musical by Leonard Bernstein.
Producer Lore Windemuth


Unknown: Leonard Bernstein.

: Composers of the Week: Paris 1750

With Geoffrey Baskerville.
Balbastre Noel: Tous les Bourgeois de Chatres
Balbastre La Monmartel, ou la Brunoys Corrette Tes Yeux Me Font la
Guerre; Quand On Trouve; Les Mouton Paissent I'Herbe; Dans
Notre Société
Duphly Overture; La de May: La Madin (Pieces de Clavecin) de Mondonville Venite Exultemus
Repeated from last Wednesday


Unknown: Geoffrey Baskerville.

: Jazz Notes

Further highlights from Cheltenham. Tonight, the Alan Skidmore Quartet begin a two-part session paying tribute to John Coltrane.


Unknown: John Coltrane.

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Rotterdam Philharmonic/ Gennadi Rozhdestvensky ,
Araxa Davtian (soprano) Martlnu The Rock; Field Mass Gorecki Symphony No 3 (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs)
2.35 The Orlando Consort performs music by John Dunstable
3.10 Schwetzinger Orchesterakademie, Stuttgart RSO/Ton Koopman, Monika Frimmer (soprano) CPE Bach Symphony in D, Wql83 No 1 Bach Cantata No 51: Jauchzet Gott in Allen Landen
Haydn Symphony No 99 in E flat
4.15 Parisii Quartet Beethoven String Quartet in C. Op 59 No 3
(Rasumovsky) Debussy String Quartet
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Soprano: Araxa Davtian
Music By: John Dunstable

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