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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor. Poulenc Mass in G
Choir of Westminster Cathedral, conductor James O'Donnell
6.22 Beethoven Symphony No 2 in D Orchestre Révolutionnaire et
Romantique, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
7.05 Chopin Grande Valse Brillante in E flat
Murray Perahia (piano)
7.30 Delius Song of the High Hills Ambrosian Singers, Royal
Philharmonic, conductor Eric Fenby
8.05 Building a Library - Best of the Bunch:
Saint-Saens Samson et Dalila (excerpts) Recording chosen by Roger Nichols
8.25 Shostakovich Piano Quintet Pavel Vernikov and Sergei Kravtchenko (violins),
Alexander Dobrovsky (viola), Dmitri Ferschtman (cello), Vasili Lobanov (piano)


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Conductor: James O'Donnell
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Piano: Murray Perahia
Conductor: Eric Fenby
Unknown: Roger Nichols
Unknown: Pavel Vernikov
Violins: Sergei Kravtchenko
Violins: Alexander Dobrovsky
Viola: Dmitri Ferschtman
Cello: Vasili Lobanov

: Morning Collection

With Peter Hobday .
Berlioz Overture: Le Corsaire
Berlin Philharmonic, conductor James Levine
9.07 Satle Gnossiennes Nos 4-8
Pascal Roge (piano)
9.19 Hasse Motet: Chori Angelici Laetentes
Bernarda Fink (mezzo), Musica Antiqua Koln, director Reinhard Goebel
9.23 Tchaikovsky Overture: Romeo and Juliet
Israel Philharmonic, conductor Leonard Bernstein Discs


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Conductor: James Levine
Piano: Pascal Roge
Unknown: Bernarda Fink
Director: Reinhard Goebel
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein

: Musical Encounters

With Chris de Souza.
Artists of the Week:
Nash Ensemble
Milhaud Chamber Symphony No 2
10.05 Wagner A Faust Overture Philharmonia, conductor Wolfgang Sawallisch
10.18 Boulez Dérive I
Nash Ensemble
10.25 Beethoven Piano Sonata in C sharp minor, Op 27 No 2 (Moonlight) Vladimir Ashkenazy
10.54 Mysllvecek Wind Octet No 3 in B flat
11.04 Uszt Funeral Ode No 3: The
Triumphant Funeral of Tasso
Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Karl Anton Rickenbacher
11.15 Rachmaninov Elegiac Trio in D minor, Op 9
Nash Ensemble


Artists: Chris de Souza.
Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch
Unknown: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Conductor: Karl Anton Rickenbacher

: Composers of the Week: Early Spanish Music

With Catherine Bott. 5: Madrid
Francisco de la Torre Danza Alta
New London Consort
Mena La Bella Malmaridada
Hesperion XX
Anon Dalu si le Das
New London Consort
Juan del Enzina Triste Espana, sin Ventura
Anon Tres Moricas ; Una Sanosa Porfla; Levanta,
Pascual Hesperion XX
Enzlna Mortal Tristura
Medina No Ay Plazer en Esta Vida New London Consort
Enzina Mi Libertad en Sosiego Gothic Voices
Anon Al Alva Venid
New London Consort
Enzina Hoy Comamos y Bevamos Hesperion XX


Unknown: Catherine Bott.
Unknown: Anon Tres Moricas
Unknown: Pascual Hesperion

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

From the Octagon, Buxton.
Rodney Slatford introduces a recital by the Fine Arts Brass
Ensemble at the start of this year's Buxton Festival.
Berio Call
Purcell, arr Roberts Trumpet Tunes and Airs
Albinoni, arr Roberts Adagio MacMillan Adam 's Rib
Gershwin, arr Roberts Suite: Porgy and Bess


Introduces: Rodney Slatford
Unknown: Roberts Adagio
Unknown: MacMillan Adam

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley 's guest is the versatile actor Denis Quilley , whose wide-ranging musical selection includes Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lehar, Haydn, Poulenc, Butterworth and Britten.
Repeated from Saturday 12 noon


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Denis Quilley

: Mining the Archive

Beaux Arts Trio
Susan Sharpe introduces recordings from the BBC archive of the Beaux
Arts Trio, including a 1967 broadcast with founder members Daniel Guilet
(violin), Bernard Greenhouse (cello) and Menahem Pressler (piano), plus the ensemble's appearance at the 1981 Proms with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and a trio written especially for the group. Including Brahms Piano Trio in A, Op posth Beethoven Triple Concerto in C George Rochberg Trio Producer Vicky Whitaker


Introduces: Susan Sharpe
Violin: Daniel Guilet
Violin: Bernard Greenhouse
Piano: Menahem Pressler
Unknown: George Rochberg
Producer: Vicky Whitaker

: Music Machine

Dangerous Kitchen
A week of programmes from
Debenham High School, Suffolk, featuring the group Dangerous
Kitchen. Today, students from the school join the group in a second workshop. With Tommy Pearson.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson.

: In Tune

With Anthony Burton , including
5.30 Delius In a Summer Garden
Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, conductor Charles Mackerras
6.05 Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue Joanna MacGregor (piano),
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Carl Davis
6.30 Berwaid Symphony No 4 in E flat (Sinfonie Naive) San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, conductor Herbert Blomstedt
Producer Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Anthony Burton
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Piano: Joanna MacGregor
Conductor: Carl Davis
Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt
Producer: Andrew Lyle

: Cheltenham Festival

From Cheltenham Town Hall.
Susan Chilcott (soprano),
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Markus Stenz
Vic Hoyland 's new piece is inspired by the writings of a 2nd-century
Persian scholar and mixes eastern mysticism and ancient musical philosophy in five compelling short movements. The programme also includes two cornerstones of the German Romantic repertoire. Brahms Symphony No 2 in D


Soprano: Susan Chilcott
Conductor: Markus Stenz
Conductor: Vic Hoyland

: Book of the Month

An extended review of one of the month's most interesting new publications. In his new volume of essays, cultural historian Jeffrey Richards explores the vital role cinema and latterly television have played in defining national identity. How Britishness is portrayed on screen is discussed by film historian Ian Christie as he reviews Films and British National Identity: From Dickens to Dad's Army.
8.30 Vic Hoyland A Vixen A (BBC commission: first performance) Mahler Lieder eines Fahrenden


Unknown: Jeffrey Richards
Unknown: Ian Christie

: Edmund Burke

The Orpheus That Sailed with the Argonauts
Last of five programmes marking the anniversary of Edmund Burke 's death. The Sublime, the Beautiful and Horrific Revolution. Luke Gibbons of Dublin City University examines how much the Burke appalled by French regicide owed to his improbable alter ego, Burke the young Dublin aesthete of 40 years before.


Unknown: Edmund Burke
Unknown: Luke Gibbons

: Hear and Now

Robert Ziegler introduces
Laurie Anderson 's new one-woman show
The Speed of Darkness, recorded last month at its only UK performance, as part of the Meltdown Festival at the South Bank Centre in London. Performance artist Laurie Anderson is a long-time member of the New York downtown avant-garde, and this show is a blend of songs. electronic music and stories about the future of art and technology. Producer Philip Tagney


Introduces: Robert Ziegler
Unknown: Laurie Anderson
Artist: Laurie Anderson
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Composers of the Week: Schola Cantorum

With Roger Nichols. d'lndy Diptyque Mediterraneen
Turina Zapateado (Danzas Andaluzas) Joaquin Nin Montanesa:
Malaguena; Granadina (Cantos Populares Espanolas)
Roussel Symphony No 4 Repeated from last Friday


Unknown: Roger Nichols.

: Saxophone Colossus

In the fourth of six programmes.
Sonny Rollins tells John Surman how he formed a trio with bass and drums. Repeated from Monday 3.45pm


Unknown: Sonny Rollins
Unknown: John Surman

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Giovanni Pacini L 'Ultimo Giorno di Pompei
Bratislava Chamber Choir, Orchestra of the Bellini Theatre of Catania, conductor Giuliano Carella
3.40 The German Youth Bass
Quintet play works by Locke and Famaby, as well as Arnold's Quintet for Brass and excerpts from Bernstein's West Side Story
4.50 Capella Istropolitana , Slovak
Philharmonic Choir, conductor
Ludovit Rajter , Adriana Kohutkova (soprano), Marta Benackova (mezzo), jozef
Kundlak (tenor), Peter Mikulas (bass) Mozart Symphony No 40 in G minor, K550 Haydn Mass in D minor (Nelson)
6.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Giovanni Pacini
Unknown: Ultimo Giorno
Conductor: Giuliano Carella
Unknown: Capella Istropolitana
Conductor: Ludovit Rajter
Soprano: Adriana Kohutkova
Soprano: Marta Benackova
Tenor: Peter Mikulas
Appio Diomede: Raul Gimenez (tenor)
Ottavia: Ian0 Tamar (soprano)
Sallustio: Nicolas Rivenq (bass)
Pubblio: Gregory Bonfatti (tenor)
Clodio: Svetlana Sidorova (soprano)

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