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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Respighi Poema Autumnale Pierre Amoyal (violin),
Montreal SO, conductor Charles Dutoit
6.15 Dvorak Piano Quintet in A, Op 81 Jeremy Menuhin (piano), Chilingirian Quartet
7.05 Purcell Suite: Dioclesian
Tafelmusik, director Jeanne Lamon
7.32 Field Divertissement No 2 in A
Miceal O'Rourke (piano), London Mozart Players, conductor Matthias Bamert
8.05 Building a Library - Best of the Bunch: Robert Layton 's top ten
8.36 Strauss Suite: Der Rosenkavalier
Montreal SO, conductor Charles Dutoit


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Piano: Jeremy Menuhin
Director: Jeanne Lamon
Conductor: Matthias Bamert
Unknown: Robert Layton
Conductor: Charles Dutoit

: Morning Collection

With Peter Hobday.
Ives, arr Schuman Variations on "America
St Louis Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leonard Slatkin
9.07 Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending
Bradley Creswick (violin), Northern Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
9.22 Dvorak String Quintet in E flat, Op 97 Members of the Vienna Octet Discs


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
Conductor: Vaughan Williams
Violin: Bradley Creswick
Conductor: Richard Hickox

: Musical Encounters

With Susan Sharpe , including
Part 0 Immanuel (Magnificat Antiphons) BBC Singers, conductor Bo Holten
10.04 Artists of the Week:
The Kuijken brothers
Haydn Symphony No 101 in D (Clock) La Petite Bande, conductor Sigiswald Kuijken
10.33 Messiaen Trois Melodies
Sylvia McNair (soprano), Roger Vignoles (piano)
11.25 CPE Bach Trio Sonata in A,
Wql46 Barthold Kuijken (flute), Sigiswald Kuijken (violin), Wieland Kuijken (cello),
Robert Kohnen (harpsichord)
11.37 Poulenc Suite: Les Biches
Ulster Orchestra, conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier


Unknown: Susan Sharpe
Conductor: Bo Holten
Soprano: Sylvia McNair
Piano: Roger Vignoles
Cello: Wieland Kuijken
Harpsichord: Robert Kohnen
Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier

: Composers of the Week: Schola Cantorum

With Roger Nichols.
d'lndy Diptyque Mediterraneen Monte Carlo Philharmonic, conductor Georges Pretre
Turina Zapateado (Danzas Andaluzas) Alicia de Larrocha (piano)
Nin Montanesa; Malaguena; Granadina (Cantos Populares Espanolas) Susan Daniel (mezzo)
Roussel Symphony No 4
French NO, conductor Charles Munch
(Repeated next Friday 11.30pm)


Unknown: Roger Nichols.
Conductor: Georges Pretre
Conductor: Turina Zapateado
Piano: Alicia de Larrocha
Unknown: Susan Daniel
Conductor: Charles Munch

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

From the Cartwright Hall, Bradford. The Emperor
Quartet perform a rarely heard quartet by the American composer
Henry Cowell and one of Beethoven's most concise middle-period quartets. Cowell String Quartet No 4 (United) Beethoven String Quartet in F minor, Op 95


Unknown: Henry Cowell

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley 's guest this week is Sheila Colvin , outgoing general director of the Aldeburgh Foundation. Her colourful career has taken her to
New York, Brazil and Edinburgh, and her musical choices reflect the places with which she has been most closely associated. They include Jobim's A Felicidade from the soundtrack to Black Orpheus, Lotte Lenya singing Weill's Seerauber-
Jenny from The Threepenny Opera, a scene from Verdi's Falstaff, and pieces connected with Aldeburgh by Schubert, Britten and Oliver Knussen.
Repeated from Saturday 12 noon


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Sheila Colvin
Unknown: Lotte Lenya
Unknown: Oliver Knussen.

: Mining the Archive

The Three Choirs Festival
The Three Choirs Festival is the oldest surviving music festival in Europe.
Andrew Green introduces a selection of s made there and traces its history with festival secretary and historian Anthony Boden.
Malcolm Williamson Mass of Christ the King
April Cantelo (soprano). Loris Synan (alto), Philip Langridge (tenor),
Geoffrey Chard (bass), Three Choirs Festival Chorus, Royal Philharmonic, conductor John Sanders
Producer Vicky Whitaker


Unknown: Anthony Boden.
Tenor: Philip Langridge
Bass: Geoffrey Chard
Conductor: John Sanders
Producer: Vicky Whitaker

: Music Machine

Cartoon Music
Is it possible to create a story in music so that listeners can tell what is going on without the help of words? Tommy Pearson attempts to find out from composer Sarah Class.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Sarah Class.

: In Tune

With Jeremy Nicholas , including Sousa March: The Liberty Bell Band of the Grenadier Guards, conductor Major Philip Hills
5.40 Ives The Fourth of July
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, conductor David Zinman
6.05 Dudley Buck Concert Variations on "The Star-Spangled Banner" Christopher Herrick (organ)
6.30 Busoni Indian Fantasy Marjorie Mitchell (piano),
Vienna State Opera Orchestra, conductor William Strickland
Producer Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Conductor: Major Philip Hills
Conductor: David Zinman
Unknown: Christopher Herrick
Piano: Marjorie Mitchell
Conductor: William Strickland
Producer: Andrew Lyle

: Royal Opera Verdi Festival

Simon Boccanegra
From the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Following the enormous success in 1995 of two concert performances of the original 1857 version of Simon Boccanegra , the Royal Opera stages that version for the first time. Sung in Italian.
Presented by Piers Burton-Page and Michael Oliver.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, conductor Mark Elder Prologue; Act 1
8.50 The Verdi Quiz
As part of this year's Royal Opera
Verdi Festival, the Friends of Covent
Garden present a quiz in the Royal Opera's crush bar. Two teams put their knowledge of Verdi to the test. Team captains Sir Edward Downes and Mark Elder are joined by Maria Cleva , Robert Lloyd , Anthony Michaels -Moore and Peter Sidhom. Bamber
Gascoigne is the question master.
9.10 Acts 2 and 3 * See Music: page 42


Unknown: Simon Boccanegra
Unknown: Simon Boccanegra
Presented By: Piers Burton-Page
Presented By: Michael Oliver.
Unknown: Sir Edward Downes
Unknown: Mark Elder
Unknown: Maria Cleva
Unknown: Robert Lloyd
Unknown: Anthony Michaels
Unknown: Peter Sidhom.
Simon Boccanegra: Sergei Leiferkus (baritone)
Maria Boccanegra: Kallen Esperian (soprano)
Jacopo Fiesco: Jaako Ryhanen (bass)
Gabriele Adorno: Placido Domingo (tenor)
Paolo Albiani: Peter Sidhom (baritone)
Pietro: Jeremy White (bass)
Amelia's servant: Anna Cooper (mezzo)

: The Illuminati

Michael Ignatieff concludes his series recounting the ups and downs of key groups in 20th-century intellectual history.
5: The Santa Fe Institute. In picturesque Santa Fe, New Mexico, a multidisciplinary team of scientists is trying to understand the nature of complex, adaptive systems like the stock market and traffic jams. They claim this is the science of the 21st century. Others disagree.


Unknown: Michael Ignatieff

: Hear and Now

Sarah Walker introduces performances from the Swedish percussion ensemble Krumata's recent British concert at the Adrian Boult Hall , Birmingham, in which they were joined by the trombonist Christian Lindberg for the first performance of a new piece by Xenakis. Cage Third Construction
Folke Raabe Jawbone Five
Xenakis Zythos (first performance) Takemitsu Rain Tree
Sven-David Sandstrom
Kroumata Pieces
Producer Jeremy Hayes


Introduces: Sarah Walker
Unknown: Adrian Boult Hall
Unknown: Christian Lindberg
Unknown: Folke Raabe
Producer: Jeremy Hayes

: Composers of the Week: Paris 1750

Geoffrey Baskerville introduces music by composers who were in Paris in 1750. Today, an excerpt from Leclair's only opera, a solitary bassoonist, and La Marseillaise as arranged after the French Revolution by the 66-year-old Balbastre on the organ of the deconsecrated Notre Dame.
Duphly La Victoire
Mitzi Meyerson (harpsichord) Corrette Sonata No 5
(Les Delices de la Solitude) Danny Bond (bassoon),
Richte van der Meer (cello), Robert Kohnen (harpsichord)
Balbastre Overture: La de Caze; La d'Hericourt; La Lugeac (Pieces de Clavecin)
Sandrine Pasquier (harpsichord)
Leclair Scylla et Glaucus (Recitative and Passacaglia, Act 3, Scene 2) Rachel Yakar (soprano),
Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque
Soloists, conductor John Eliot Gardiner de Mondonvllle Sonata No 4 in C
(Pieces de Clavecin, Op 3) John Holloway (violin),
Davitt Moroney (harpsichord),
Balbastre Le Chant des Marseillois
Guy Morancon (organ) Repeated from last Friday


Introduces: Geoffrey Baskerville
Harpsichord: Mitzi Meyerson
Bassoon: Danny Bond
Cello: Richte van Der Meer
Harpsichord: Robert Kohnen
Harpsichord: Sandrine Pasquier
Harpsichord: Leclair Scylla
Soprano: Rachel Yakar
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Violin: John Holloway
Harpsichord: Davitt Moroney
Unknown: Guy Morancon

: Saxophone Colossus

Repeated from Monday 3.45pm

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.45 Ignaz Holzbauer Gunther von Schwarzburg
La Stagione Vocal Ensemble and Orchestra/Michael Schneider
4.45 Ravel Daphnis and Chloe
Berlin Radio Symphony Chorus and Orchestra/Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos
6.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Ignaz Holzbauer Gunther
Gunther: Robert Worle (tenor)
Rudolf: Michael Schopper (bass)
Anna: Claron McFadden (soprano)

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