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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor , including Chopin Polonaise in A flat, Op 53
(Eroica) Elisabeth Leonskaya (piano)
6.07 Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor Maxim Vengerov ,
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, conductor Kurt Masur
7.05 Biber Battalia a 10 Purcell Quartet and friends
7.32 Beethoven Piano Sonata in F minor, Op 2 No 1
Melvyn Tan (fortepiano)
8.05 Wagner Ride of the Valkyries (Die Walkure) Philharmonia, conductor Francesco d'Avalos
8.47 Puccini The Farewell (La Rondine) Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano), Placido
Domingo (tenor), London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Lorin Maazel


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Unknown: Chopin Polonaise
Piano: Elisabeth Leonskaya
Unknown: Maxim Vengerov
Conductor: Kurt Masur
Conductor: Biber Battalia
Unknown: Wagner Ride
Conductor: Francesco D'Avalos
Conductor: Lorin Maazel

: Morning Collection

With Penny Gore.
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 1 in F, BWV1046 Musica Antiqua Koln , director Reinhard Goebel
9.20 Grieg Lyric Pieces, Op 43 Zoltan Kocsis (piano)
9.33 Marais Sonnerie de Sainte
Genevieve du Mont-du-Paris
Le Concert des Nations, director Jordi Savall
9.42 Bizet Au Fond du Temple Saint (Pearl Fishers)
Roberto Alagna (tenor), Bryn Terfel (bass),
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, conductor James Levine
9.47 Komgold Suite: Much Ado about Nothing
LSO, conductor Andre Previn Discs


Unknown: Musica Antiqua Koln
Director: Reinhard Goebel
Piano: Zoltan Kocsis
Director: Jordi Savall
Tenor: Roberto Alagna
Bass: Bryn Terfel
Conductor: James Levine
Conductor: Andre Previn

: Musical Encounters

With Nicola Heywood Thomas.
Mendelssohn String Symphony No 3 in E minor Concerto Koln
10.10 Artist of the Week:
Karita Mattila (soprano)
Schumann Gretchen vor dem Bild der
Mater Dolorosa (Scenes from Goethe's "Faust")
Berlin PO, conductor Claudio Abbado
10.20 Durufle Four Motets
Mary Seers (soprano), Corydon
Singers, conductor Matthew Best
10.30 Debussy Cello Sonata in D minor Yo-Yo Ma, Kathryn Stott (piano)
10.45 Borodin Symphony No 2 in B minor BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor David Atherton
11.25 Beethoven Eroica Variations
Kathryn Stott (piano)
11.45 Verdi Toi Qui sus le Néant des Grandeurs de Ce Monde (Don Carlos ) Karita Mattila (soprano), Paris Orchestra, conductor Antonio Pappano


Unknown: Nicola Heywood Thomas.
Soprano: Schumann Gretchen
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Piano: Kathryn Stott
Conductor: David Atherton
Piano: Kathryn Stott
Piano: Verdi Toi Qui
Unknown: Don Carlos
Conductor: Antonio Pappano

: Composer of the Week: Pizzetti

With Susan Sharpe.
3: A Lament. Pizzetti's setting of Shelley's famous Lament was written as his wife was dying of typhus and was such a personal work that he never allowed it to be performed. Castle of the Merciless Queen (La Pisanella) Swiss-Italian Radio Orchestra, conductor Jia Lu
Due Liriche Drammatiche Napoletane Toby Spence (tenor), Julian Milford (harp)
Movimento di Danza (first performance)
Sioned Williams (harp)
A Lament (first performance) Andrew Murgatroyd (tenor), BBC Singers, conductor Simon Joly
Levommi il Mio Pensiero in Porte
Ov'era Margaret Baker (soprano), Piero Guarino (piano)
Rondo Veneziano (first UK performance)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrea Quinn
Repeated next Wednesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Tenor: Toby Spence
Harp: Julian Milford
Tenor: Andrew Murgatroyd
Conductor: Simon Joly
Soprano: Margaret Baker
Piano: Piero Guarino
Piano: Rondo Veneziano
Conductor: Andrea Quinn

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

From the Wigmore Hall, London.
Noriko Ogawa (piano)
Rachmaninov Preludes, Op 23: No 4 in D; No 5 in G minor: No 6 in E flat
Shuklchi Mitsukuri Night Rhapsody: Sakkura
Chopin Piano Sonata No 3 in B minor, Op 58


Piano: Noriko Ogawa

: Midweek Choice: [number removed]

Susan Sharpe with some autumnal requests.
Producer Brian Jackson Discs
Midweek Choice, BBC Radio 3, Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA
FAX: [number removed]
E-MAIL: midweek.choice@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Susan Sharpe
Producer: Brian Jackson

: Choral Evensong

I From Wells Cathedral.
I Introit: Love's Endeavour,
Love's Expense (Rose) Responses (Smith)
Psalm 119, wl-32 (Gauntlett, Martin, Turle, Elvey)
First Lesson: Micah 6
Office Hymn: Father Hear the Prayer We Offer (Cypress Court) Canticles: Jackson in G
Second Lesson: Mark 14, wl-11 Anthem: The Lord Is My Shepherd (Berkeley)
Anthem: King of Glory, King of Peace (Redland)
Organ Voluntary: Toccata from Sonata No 3 (Buck)
Organist and master of the choristers Malcolm Archer.
Assistant organist Rupert Gough. Repeated tomorrow lam


Unknown: Malcolm Archer.
Organist: Rupert Gough.

: In Tune

Fairy Tales by Janacek and A Late Lark by Delius are among
Sean Rafferty 's music choices today, as well as Pierre Boulez conducting
Stravinsky's Pulcinella suite at 5.35. Sean Rafferty also features the music of James MacMillan , one of Britain's most exciting composers, along with the composer himself, who is preparing for a month-long season of his work at London's
South Bank Centre.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Pierre Boulez
Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: James MacMillan

: Performance on 3

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Sarah Walker introduces music from the Baltic states.
Conductor Tonu Kaljuste ,
David Lloyd , Irene Williamson , Ian Fisher and Daniel Edwards (horns), Robert Court (organ),
Vale of Glamorgan Youth Choir,
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
Peterls Vasks Cantabile for Strings Veljo Tormis The Bishop and the Pagan
Bronius Kutaviclus Last Pagan Rites Urmas Slsask Deo Gracias (Gloria Patri)
Arvo Part Te Deum


Introduces: Sarah Walker
Conductor: Tonu Kaljuste
Conductor: David Lloyd
Conductor: Irene Williamson
Conductor: Ian Fisher
Horns: Daniel Edwards
Unknown: Bronius Kutaviclus

: Postscript

Tales from Yoknapatawpha County Ron Berglas reads five short stories set in William Faulkner 's mythical Mississippi county. 3: Barn Burning


Unknown: Ron Berglas
Unknown: William Faulkner

: Handel's Organ

Timothy Roberts plays the organ of St Lawrence Whitchurch, Little Stanmore, an instrument once played by Handel.
Handel Concerto in B flat, Op 4 No 2 John Bennett Voluntary in G minor
Handel Concerto in G minor, Op 7 No 5 Bennett Voluntary in F Repeat


Unknown: Timothy Roberts

: Ensemble

Penny Gore introduces a recital by Lowri Blake (cello) and Iwan Llewelyn -Jones (piano).
Bach Solo Cello Suite No 1 in G,
Mendelssohn Cello Sonata No 1 in B flat, Op 45
Producer Nigel Wilkinson. Rptd tomorrow 4pm


Introduces: Penny Gore
Cello: Lowri Blake
Cello: Iwan Llewelyn
Producer: Nigel Wilkinson.

: Night Waves

Has the 20th century abandoned a belief in indisputable truth?
Humphrey Carpenter looks for answers from the provocative historian Felipe Fernandez Armesto , whose latest book is Truth: a History and a Guide to the Perplexed. Plus a first-night review of Odysseus Thump, a new play about the hapless
Norman Failsworth Oldham which opens tonight in Leeds. Producer Fiona Bailey


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Felipe Fernandez Armesto
Unknown: Norman Failsworth Oldham
Producer: Fiona Bailey

: Composer of the Week: Clementi

Two piano sonatas by a composer who was often at his best in minor keys and whose music was enjoyed by Beethoven. Presented by David Byers in conversation with Malcolm Binns. Reader Anthony Finigan.
Piano Sonata in F minor, Op 13 No 6 Jos van Immerseel
Symphony No 2 in D Philharmonia, conductor Francesco d'Avalos
Piano Sonata in F sharp minor, Op 25 No 5 Jos van Immerseel Repeated from last Wednesday


Presented By: David Byers
Reader: Malcolm Binns.
Reader: Anthony Finigan.
Conductor: Francesco D'Avalos

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather introduces the popular Savannah Jazz Band.


Introduces: Digby Fairweather

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 German Symphony Orchestra, conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy ,
Elder Nebolsin (piano) Chopin Piano Concerto No I in E minor Komgold Symphony No 1
2.25 Gerard Causse (viola), Maria-Joao Pires (piano)
Schubert Winterreise (excerpts)
3.00 Schools
3.00 Time and Tune 3.20 Together
3.40 Dance Workshop 4.00 Radio Showcase 4.05 Primary Geography
4.20 Scottish Resources 10-12
4.40 Talking Points
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Viola: Gerard Causse
Piano: Maria-Joao Pires

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