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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor , including Elgar Severn Suite
Williams Fairey Band , conductor James Gourlay
6.20 Tchalkovsky Serenade in C Polish Chamber Orchestra, conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk
7.05 Ravel Valses Nobles et
LSO, conductor Kent Nagano
7.39 Glazunov Violin Concerto in A minor Anne-Sophie Mutter ,
National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Mstislav Rostropovich
8.05 Schubert Piano Sonata in F sharp minor, D571 Andras Schiff
8.43 Stravinsky Suite: Petrushka Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Leopold Stokowski


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Conductor: Williams Fairey Band
Conductor: James Gourlay
Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Conductor: Kent Nagano
Unknown: Anne-Sophie Mutter
Conductor: Mstislav Rostropovich
Unknown: Andras Schiff
Conductor: Leopold Stokowski

: Morning Collection

With Penny Gore .
Grieg Lyric Pieces, Op 71 Gerhard Oppitz (piano)
9.22 Mozart Piano Trio in C, K548
Willi Boskovsky (violin), Nikolaus Hubner (cello), Lili Kraus (piano)
9.44 Liszt Hamlet Berlin PO , conductor Zubin Mehta Discs


Unknown: Penny Gore
Piano: Gerhard Oppitz
Violin: Willi Boskovsky
Violin: Nikolaus Hubner
Cello: Lili Kraus
Piano: Berlin Po
Conductor: Zubin Mehta

: Musical Encounters

With Mark Rowlinson , including Artists of the Week:
Choir of New College, Oxford
Vaughan Williams 0 Clap Your Hands Director Edward Higginbottom
10.04 Dvorak The Wood Dove
Czech Philharmonic, conductor Vaclav Neumann
10.25 Rachmaninov Vocalise
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Vasili Sinaisky
10.32 Handel Coronation Anthem
No 4: My Heart Is Inditing
Choir of New College, Oxford, the King's Consort, director Robert King
11.10 Nielsen Chaconne , Op 32 John McCabe (piano)
11.21 Barber Agnus Dei (Adagio) Choir of New College, Oxford, director Edward Higginbottom
11.28 Kodaly Suite: Hary Janos LSO, conductor Istvan Kertesz


Unknown: Mark Rowlinson
Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Director: Edward Higginbottom
Conductor: Vaclav Neumann
Conductor: Vasili Sinaisky
Director: Robert King
Director: Nielsen Chaconne
Piano: John McCabe
Director: Edward Higginbottom
Unknown: Hary Janos
Conductor: Istvan Kertesz

: Composers of the Week: Schoenberg, Berg and Webem

With Christopher Cook.
5: Politics and Intrigue. George Perle talks about hidden messages in the music of Alban Berg. And Christopher Cook laments the premature death of Anton Webern in 1945 at the hands of a trigger-happy American GI. Berg Lyric Suite
New York Philharmonic, conductor Pierre Boulez
Webem Variations, Op 30
Hollywood Film Studios' Orchestra, conductor Robert Craft
Schoenberg String Trio, Op 45 Schoenberg Ensemble
Berg Lulu (Act 3, scene 2)
Paris Opera Orchestra/Pierre Boulez Repeated next Friday 11.30pm


Unknown: Christopher Cook.
Talks: George Perle
Unknown: Alban Berg.
Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Anton Webern
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Conductor: Robert Craft
Unknown: Pierre Boulez
Lulu: Teresa Stratas (soprano)
Jack: Franz Mazura (baritone)
Grafin: Yvonne Minton (mezzo)

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Double Take
The first of eight weekly concerts featuring familiar works in less familiar guises from St George's, Brandon Hill , Bristol, introduced by Chris de Souza.
David Nettle and Richard Markham
Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn (St Antoni Chorale)
Debussy, arr anon Prelude; Cortège; Air de Danse (L'Enfant Prodigue) Ravel Rapsodie Espagnole
Bernstein, arr Nettle/Markham
America; Tonight (West Side Story)


Unknown: Brandon Hill
Introduced By: Chris de Souza.
Introduced By: David Nettle
Pianos: Richard Markham

: The BBC Archive

St John's, Smith Square , has been home to Radio 3's London lunchtime concerts since 1969. To celebrate the launch of the new season of concerts next Monday, Donald Macleod introduces some memorable performances from seasons past. Music includes:
Haydn String Quartet in E flat, Op 64 No 6 Amadeus Quartet
Bach Suite No 5 in C minor, BWV1011
Pierre Fournier (cello)
Mendelssohn Songs without Words, Op 19 Murray Perahia (piano)
Satie Three Melodies (1916); Je Te Veux Jessye Norman (soprano), Geoffrey Parsons (piano) Producer Vicky Whitaker
REQUESTS to hear a memorable broadcast from the archive should be sent to:
Paul Guinery , Room 4005, Broadcasting House Extension, London W1A 1AA


Unknown: Smith Square
Introduces: Donald MacLeod
Cello: Pierre Fournier
Piano: Murray Perahia
Soprano: Jessye Norman
Piano: Geoffrey Parsons
Producer: Vicky Whitaker
Unknown: Paul Guinery

: Music Restored

Repeated from yesterday 10pm

: Music Machine

Scottish Traditional Music
Verity Sharp meets members of the band Shooglenifty and the jazz clarssach player Corrina Hewat to find out about the comeback of Scottish folk music.


Music: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Corrina Hewat

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty is joined by Claire Tomalin , whose biography of Jane Austen is published this week. David Pountney is the final opera director of the week to expose the emotional kernel of an operatic work as his version of Martinu's Julietta opens at Opera North in Leeds. And musical highlights include Debussy's Violin Sonata, before 6.00, and Schubert's Symphony No 8 in B minor (Unfinished), before 7.00.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Claire Tomalin
Unknown: Jane Austen
Unknown: David Pountney

: Performance on 3

I From the Barbican Theatre,
London, the Royal Opera's new production of Rameau's knockabout comedy, directed by the great American choreographer Mark Morris. Premiered at the Edinburgh Festival in August, this is the Royal
Opera's first-ever Rameau production. The composer was commissioned to write an entertainment for the marriage of the French king's son to a notoriously unattractive Spanish princess and came up with a story in which Jupiter "cures" his wife Juno of jealousy by pretending to court and marry a hideously ugly but impossibly vain marsh nymph.
Fortunately for Rameau, Platee went down well at Versailles, and its over-the-top slapstick feels remarkably modern today.
Royal Opera Chorus,
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, conductor Nicholas McGegan Prologue; Act 1
8.50 Novelists
5: Philip Hensher , author of Kitchen Venom, introduces and reads from his next novel, Slow Thunder, set in Berlin at the time of the fall of Communism, and his forthcoming short stories, The Inert Reveller.
9.10 Acts 2 and 3


Unknown: Mark Morris.
Conductor: Nicholas McGegan
Unknown: Philip Hensher
Platée: Jean-Paul Fouchecourt (tenor)
Junon: Diana Montague (mezzo)
Jupiter: Francois Leroux (baritone)
Momus: Francois Leroux (baritone)
La Folie: Nicole Tibbels (soprano)
L'amour: Nicole Tibbels (soprano)
Clarine: Susan Gritton (soprano)
Thalie: Susan Gritton (soprano)
Mercure: Mark Padmore (tenor)
Thespis: Mark Padmore (tenor)
Momus: Philip Salmon (tenor)
Citheron: Neal Davies (bass)
Satyre: Neal Davies (bass)

: Hear and Now

Andrew Sparling introduces chamber music by Michael Zev Gordon and Penderecki written within a sequence of miniatures by the grand old man of American music, Elliott Carter.
Carter Canon for Four (Homage to William); Canon for Three (In
Memoriam Igor Stravinsky ); Scrivo in Vento
Michael Zev Gordon Gravity and Grace I
Carter Gra ; Con Leggerezza Pensosa (Homage to Calvino); Riconoscenza per Goffredo Petrassi
Penderecki Clarinet Quartet
Carter Esprit Rude ; Esprit Doux : Bariolage; Enchanted Preludes Producer Alan Hall


Introduces: Andrew Sparling
Music By: Michael Zev Gordon
Unknown: Igor Stravinsky
Unknown: Michael Zev Gordon
Unknown: Carter Gra
Unknown: Leggerezza Pensosa
Unknown: Goffredo Petrassi
Unknown: Carter Esprit Rude
Unknown: Esprit Doux
Producer: Alan Hall

: Composer of the Week Pizzetti

With Susan Sharpe. 5: The Last Hunt
Dance of Love and Death (La Pisanella): L 'Ultima Caccia di Sant'Uberto (first UK performance);
Trio in A; Aria (Augurio Nuziale) (first UK performance); Adjuro Vos, Rliae Jerusalem; Oscuro e il Ciel Repeated from last Friday


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.

: Songs from Saturn

Repeated from Saturday 6pm

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.30 Leoncavallo I Pagliacci
Kuhn Mixed Chorus,
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Chailly
3.05 Antonio de Literes Los
Ensemble al Ayre Espagnol, conductor Eduardo Lopez Banzo
4.15 BBC Concert Orchestra/James Lockhart Glinka Capriccio Brillante on the Theme "Jota Aragonesa "
Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio Espagnol
4.45 Vivaldi Violin Sonata in E flat,
RV130 (Al Santo Sepolcro); Concerto in C minor, RVI 19; Concerto in F for
Three Violins, RV551; Violin
Concertos: in D, RV212; in E, RV286; in E, RV270
Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca , Giuliano Carmignola (violin)
6.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Conductor: Eduardo Lopez Banzo
Unknown: James Lockhart
Unknown: Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca
Violin: Giuliano Carmignola
Canio: Jose Cura (tenor)
Nedda: Cristina Gallado-Domas (soprano)
Tomio: Juan Pons (baritone)
Beppe: Francesco Piccoli (tenor)
Silvio: Angelo Veccia (baritone)
Air: Marta Almajano (soprano)
Fire: Xenia Meijer (mezzo)
Earth: Lola Casariego (soprano)
Water: Marta Arruabarrena (soprano)

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