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: On Air

Andrew McGregor with news, weather, travel and music including Chopin Nocturne in F sharp minor, Op 15 No 2
Elisabeth Leonskaya (piano)
6.07 Respighi Pines of Rome London Philharmonic, conductor Carlo Rizzi
7.05 Verdi Overture: Un Giomo di
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Edward Downes
7.48 Debussy Jeux
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas
8.05 Bernstein Overture: Candide
Royal Philharmonic, conductor Carl Davis
8.36 Beethoven String Quartet in D, Op 18 No 3
Emerson Quartet


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
Conductor: Edward Downes
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas
Conductor: Carl Davis

: Morning Collection

Penny Gore continues the sequence of Grieg's Lyric Pieces.
Boismortier Concerto in E minor, Op 15 No 6
Soloists of Concert Spirituel
9.10 Schubert Der Fluchtling Janet Baker (mezzo),
Graham Johnson (piano)
9.16 Grieg Lyric Pieces, Op 47 Gerhard Oppitz (piano)
9.40 Liszt Mazeppa Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Zubin Mehta


Unknown: Schubert Der Fluchtling
Unknown: Janet Baker
Piano: Graham Johnson
Conductor: Zubin Mehta

: Musical Encounters

With Nicola Heywood Thomas , including
Bach Concerto in D minor for two violins, BWV1043
David and Igor Oistrakh , Royal Philharmonic, conductor Eugene Goosens
10.15 Artist of the Week:
Karita Mattila (soprano)
Mozart Ruhe Sanft , Mein Holdes Leben (Zaide) Philharmonia, conductor John Pritchard
10.20 Webem Passacaglia, Op 1 BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Mark Wigglesworth
10.45 Mendelssohn String Symphony No 2 in D Concerto Köln
11.20 Rachmaninov Piano Concerto
No 3 in D minor
Leif Ove Andsnes ,
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Tadaaki Otaka
11.55 Strauss Meinem Kinde , Op 37 No 3; Fruhlingsfeier, Op 56 No 5 Karita Mattila (soprano),
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas


Unknown: Heywood Thomas
Unknown: Igor Oistrakh
Conductor: Eugene Goosens
Soprano: Mozart Ruhe Sanft
Conductor: John Pritchard
Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth
Unknown: Leif Ove Andsnes
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Conductor: Strauss Meinem Kinde
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas

: Composer of the Week: Pizzetti

Susan Sharpe explores the music of lldebrando Pizzetti, who transformed
Italian music earlier this century. 4: Songs of the High Season
The Palace of the King of Cyprus (La Pisanella)
Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Nello Santi
My Cry (first performance) Toby Spence (tenor), Julian Milford (harp) De Profundis
BBC Singers, conductor Simon Joly Canti della Stagione Alta
Marisa Borini (piano), Munich Radio Orchestra, conductor Rudolf Alberth Repeated next Thursday 11.30pm


Unknown: Susan Sharpe
Conductor: Nello Santi
Tenor: Toby Spence
Harp: Julian Milford
Conductor: Simon Joly
Piano: Marisa Borini
Conductor: Rudolf Alberth

: In Repertory

The second of six programmes in which singers talk to Rodney Milnes about their interpretations of particular operatic roles. German baritone Franz Grundheber talks about the title role in Berg's
Wozzeck, of which he has been the pre-eminent interpreter for more than a decade. The programme features a recording of the opera he made with Daniel Barenboim conducting and with Waltraud Meier also in the cast.


Unknown: Rodney Milnes
Baritone: Franz Grundheber
Unknown: Daniel Barenboim
Unknown: Waltraud Meier

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn
Sibelius Symphony No 6
Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor Conductor Osmo Vanska ,
Mats Lidstrom (cello)
Tchaikovsky Symphony No 2 in C minor (Little Russian)
Conductor Martyn Brabbins


Conductor: Osmo Vanska
Cello: Mats Lidstrom
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins

: 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
Repeated from yesterday 10pm


Introduces: Penny Gore
Cello: Lowri Blake
Cello: Iwan Llewelyn-Jones

: Music Machine

In at the Deep End - the Big Mix Verity Sharp twiddles a few knobs and pulls a few faders in an attempt to create a perfect studio balance.


Unknown: Verity Sharp

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty and guests join in the 70th-birthday celebrations of Colin Davis , principal conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra. The music includes Davis conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Sibellus's powerful Symphony No 7 at 6.35.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Colin Davis

: Performance on 3

English Northern Philharmonia From Huddersfield Town
Hall, a concert celebrating
Walton's two major contributions to the English choral tradition. The
Gloria was composed to mark the 125th anniversary of the Huddersfield Choral Society in 1961, and Belshazzar's Feast was a BBC commission first heard at the 1931 Leeds Festival. Both were conducted by Malcolm Sargent.
Conductor Paul Daniel , Louise Winter (mezzo), Nigel Robson (tenor), Jonathan Summers (bass) Walton Gloria
Holloway Concerto for Orchestra No 2
8.25 Beehernz
A story by Penelope Fitzgerald commissioned by Radio 3 and BBC Music Magazine. Once upon a time, there was an old, reclusive composer who just had to be lured out of retirement. Reader David Troughton.
8.45 Walton Belshazzar 's Feast


Conducted By: Malcolm Sargent.
Conductor: Paul Daniel
Conductor: Louise Winter
Tenor: Nigel Robson
Bass: Jonathan Summers
Bass: Walton Gloria
Story By: Penelope Fitzgerald
Reader: David Troughton.
Reader: Walton Belshazzar

: Postscript

Tales from Yoknapatawpha Country To mark 100 years since the birth of William Faulkner , Ron Berglas reads five short stories set in Faulkner's mythical Mississippi county. 4: Wash


Unknown: William Faulkner
Unknown: Ron Berglas

: Music Restored

Celebrating the Glory of the Voice The second of eight programmes from the York Early Music Festival introduced by George Pratt.
This concert was given last July in the Guildhall.
Rose Consort of Viols,
Christopher Wilson (lute)
Dowland's Lachrimae or Seaven
Teares is performed with meditations on the stages of a journey written by Anthony Rooley and read by David Thomas.
Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Introduced By: George Pratt.
Unknown: Christopher Wilson
Written By: Anthony Rooley
Read By: David Thomas.

: Night Waves

Kurt Vonnegut , whose novel
Slaughterhouse-Five has become a classic of 20th-century fiction, remains one of the most influential and provocative writers in America today. Patrick Wright profiles this acerbic satirist in the light of his new book, Timequake, which imagines a world facing a global "timequake" in 2001 and being forced to relive the decade since
1991 with all its mistakes.
Producer Matthew Dodd


Unknown: Kurt Vonnegut
Unknown: Patrick Wright
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: Composer of the Week: Clementi

Presented by David Byers in conversation with Malcolm Binns.
Reader Anthony Finigan. Piano Concerto in C
Pietro Spada , Philharmonia, conductor Francesco d'Avalos
Symphony No 3 in G (Great National) Philharmonia, conductor Claudio Scimone
Repeated from last Thursday


Presented By: David Byers
Reader: Malcolm Binns.
Reader: Anthony Finigan.
Unknown: Pietro Spada
Conductor: Francesco D'Avalos
Conductor: Claudio Scimone

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather is joined by one of the world's greatest stride pianists, Ralph Sutton.


Unknown: Digby Fairweather
Pianists: Ralph Sutton.

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Choral Evensong from Wells Cathedral. Including:
Introit: Love's Endeavour (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: Trje Lord Is My Shepherd Anthem: King of Glory (Redland) Repeated from yesterday 4pm
2.00 Strauss Variations on "Deandl
1st Harb auf Mi" for string trio
Schubert String Quintet in A, D667 (Trout) Augustin Dumay (violin),
Gerard Causse (viola), Jian Wang
(cello), Gerard Fegele (double bass), Maria-Joao Pires (piano)
3.00 Schools
3.00 Music Workshop 3.20 Let's Move 3.40 Words Alive! 3.55 First
Steps in Drama 4.10 Listen and Write 4.30 Alphabet Time 4.40 Facal a Leabhar
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Violin: Augustin Dumay
Viola: Gerard Causse
Viola: Jian Wang
Cello: Gerard Fegele
Piano: Maria-Joao Pires

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