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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Handel Concerto Grosso in E minor,
Op 6 No 3
Collegium Musicum 90, director Simon Standage
6.15 Delius Brigg Fair
Halle Orchestra/John Barbirolli
7.05 Vivaldi Salve Regina, RV616 Michael Chance (alto), English
Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
7.32 Bach French Suite No 4 in E flat, BWV815
Angela Hewitt (piano)
8.05 Rachmaninov Preludes, Op 23: No 2 in B flat; No 5 in G minor; No 7 in C minor
Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
8.43 Faure, orch Rabaud Dolly Suite BBC Philharmonic, conductor Van Pascal Tortelier


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Director: Simon Standage
Director: Delius Brigg Fair

: Morning Collection

With Penny Gore.
Nielsen Overture: Helios
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
9.11 Rlgatti Dixit Dominus
Gabrieli Consort and Players, conductor Paul McCreesh
9.26 Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy Discs


Unknown: Rlgatti Dixit Dominus
Unknown: Gabrieli Consort
Conductor: Paul McCreesh
Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy

: Musical Encounters

With Mark Rowlinson.
Bull Fantasia Sexti Toni
David Sanger (organ)
10.30 Smetana Piano Trio in G minor (1st mvt) Guarneri Trio
10.45 Malcolm Arnold Philharmonic
BBC Philharmonic/Edward Downes
11.00 Franck Fantasy in A David Sanger (organ)
11.20 Artist of the Week:
Luba Orgonasova (soprano)
Britten Sanctus (War Requiem) North German Radio Symphony
Orchestra, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
11.30 Schumann Humoresque , Op 20 David Golub (piano)


Unknown: Mark Rowlinson.
Unknown: Sexti Toni
Unknown: David Sanger
Unknown: Malcolm Arnold Philharmonic
Unknown: Franck Fantasy
Unknown: David Sanger
Soprano: Luba Orgonasova
Soprano: Britten Sanctus
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Conductor: Schumann Humoresque
Piano: David Golub

: Proms Composer of the Week: Brahms

With Paul Guinery.
Funf Gesange , Op 104 Monteverdi Choir, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
Piano Quartet No I in G minor, Op 25 Amadeus Quartet,
Murray Perahia (piano)
Repeated next Wednesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Paul Guinery.
Unknown: Funf Gesange
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Piano: Murray Perahia

: Birmingham Lunchtime Concert

Gould Trio
Frank Martin Trio on Irish Folk Songs Brahms Piano Trio No 2 in C minor,
Op 87 Repeat

: BBC Proms 97

Another chance to hear Sunday's concert.
Tasmin Little (violin),
David James (countertenor),
Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conductor Alexander Lazarev
Glinka Capriccio Brillante on "Jota Aragonesa"
Prokofiev Violin Concerto No 2 in G minor
Kancheli Symphony No 3 (first UK performance)
Tchaikovsky Francesca da Rimini


Violin: Tasmin Little
Countertenor: David James
Conductor: Alexander Lazarev

: Pletnev Plays Mozart and Scriabin

Russian pianist Mikhail Pletnev plays Mozart's Variations in F, K54, and Scriabin's Deux Morceaux , Op 57. See also Friday 9.45pm


Pianist: Mikhail Pletnev
Unknown: Deux Morceaux

: Choral Evensong

From Durham Cathedral,
- sung by the choir of the RSCM Cathedral Course.
Introit: Hail Gladdening Light (Wood) Responses (Smith) Psalm 72 (Norris)
First Lesson: Exodus 24, wl2-end
Office Hymn: Jesus, Thine Eyes Have Never Seen (Nun Danket All)
Canticles: Sydney Nicholson in D flat Second Lesson: 1 John 3, wl-3
Anthem: Ascribe unto the Lord (SS Wesley)
Christ Whose Glory Fills the Skies (Armstrong)
Organ Voluntary: Fanfare (Whitlock) Director of music Gordon Appleton. Organist Andrew Kirk. Repeated tomorrow lam


Unknown: Sydney Nicholson
Organist: Gordon Appleton.
Organist: Andrew Kirk.

: The Music Machine

Dance Rhythm
Tommy Pearson takes his partner for some early-evening ballroom dancing. Repeat


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

With Natalie Wheen , including Stravinsky Three Dances from "Petrushka"
Maurizio Pollini (piano)
6.05 Vivaldi Cello Sonata in A minor,
Pieter Wispelwey , Florilegium
6.40 Lutoslawski Chain 2
Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin), BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the Composer Producer Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Piano: Maurizio Pollini
Unknown: Pieter Wispelwey
Producer: Andrew Lyle

: BBC Proms 97

Bach's monumental setting of the Mass is performed at the Royal Albert Hall , London, with the transparent textures of period instruments and reduced vocal forces. Innovative, traditional and timeless, its colourful scoring and dance-like rhythms complement its old-style fugues and majestic choruses and reassert its claim to be one of the greatest musical masterpieces.
Susan Chilcott (soprano), Catherine Wyn-Rogers (mezzo), John Mark Ainsley (tenor), Gerald Finley (bass), Choir and Orchestra of the English Concert, conductor Trevor Pinnock
Bach Mass in B minor, BWV232
(Kyrie; Gloria)
8.20 Bach the Recycler
George Pratt illustrates Bach's careful redevelopment of his existing compositional resources in the B minor Mass, and plays some familiar passages as they were originally heard. Repeat
8.40 Bach Mass in B minor, BWV232
(Credo; Sanctus; Benedictus; Agnus Dei)
Repeated Fnday 2pm
+ Brian Kay 's Prom of the Week: page 32


Soprano: Susan Chilcott
Mezzo-soprano: Catherine Wyn-Rogers
Tenor: John Mark Ainsley
Bass: Gerald Finley
Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
Talk: George Pratt

: Five Poems for 50 Years

A week of specially commissioned poems from five of the most distinctive voices in poetry today. 3: The Wind Dog by Tom Paulin. Tom Paulin is distinguished as a critic as well as a poet. His poem is an autobiography in sound, ranging from bomb blasts in Belfast to the sound of someone wearing hobnailed boots walking down a lane in winter. Repeat


Unknown: Tom Paulin.
Unknown: Tom Paulin

: Zoltan Kodaly

Duo for Violin and Cello, Op 7 Anthony Marwood (violin), Louise Hopkins (cello) Repeat


Violin: Anthony Marwood
Cello: Louise Hopkins

: The Envy of the World

Rudely Truncated. In the second of three documentaries charting the history of the Third Programme and Radio 3, Humphrey Carpenter investigates how the Third captured the intellectual high-ground with talks by the likes of Isaiah Berlin and Bertrand Russell. The Hilda Tablet plays of Henry Reed offered a lighter touch, and the Third broadcast one of the most famous programmes ever - Under Milk Wood. In 1957, cuts to the Third provoked a high-profile protest campaign. Meanwhile. the arrival of William Glock brought more contemporary European music to the network, leading to rumours that some British composers were officially excluded. Repeat


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Bertrand Russell.
Unknown: Hilda Tablet
Unknown: William Glock

: Proms Composer of the Week: Honegger

Presented by Graham Fawcett. 3: The Desire for Adventure
Damnation of Theseus (Phoedre) USSR Chamber and Symphony Orchestras, conductor Gennadi Rozhdestvensky Rugby New York Philharmonic, conductor Leonard Bernstein
Three Songs from "The Little Mermaid" Elly Ameling (soprano), Rudolf Jansen (piano)
Mouvement Symphonique No 3 Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler Blues RTL Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leopold Hager Cello Concerto
Mstislav Rostropovich ,
LSO, conductor Kent Nagano Symphony No 1
French NO, conductor Charles Munch Repeated from last Wednesday


Presented By: Graham Fawcett.
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Soprano: Elly Ameling
Piano: Rudolf Jansen
Conductor: Wilhelm Furtwangler
Conductor: Leopold Hager
Unknown: Mstislav Rostropovich
Conductor: Charles Munch

: Jazz Notes

Chet Baker and Billy Butterfield feature tonight in Digby Fairweather 's survey of trumpeters.


Unknown: Chet Baker
Unknown: Billy Butterfield
Unknown: Digby Fairweather

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Berlin Philharmonic/Claudio
Abbado, Radu Lupu (piano) Brahms Piano Concerto No 1 in D minor; Symphony No 1 in C minor
2.45 Lia Altavilla (soprano) and Carla Seixas (piano) perform songs by Freitas Branco , Francisco Lacerda .
Frederico Mompou. Cristobal
Halffter, David De Souza, Faure and Duparc
3.55 Suisse Romande Orchestra/ Mario Venzago, Frank Peter
Zimmermann (violin) Ugeti Violin
Concerto Schumann Symphony No 3 in E flat (Rhenish)
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Songs By: Freitas Branco
Songs By: Francisco Lacerda

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