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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor , including Vieme Messe Solonnelle
Choir of Westminster Cathedral,
Joseph Cullen and Andrew Reid
(organs), director James O'Donnell
6.26 Ibert Flute Concerto
Timothy Hutchins , Montreal
Symphony Orchestra/Charles Dutoit
7.05 Vivaldi Bassoon Concerto in F,
Alberto Grazzi , English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
7.40 Haydn Symphony No 88 in G Tafelmusik , director Bruno Weil
8.05 Johann Strauss (son) Waltz: Accelerations
Vienna Philharmonic/Carlos Kleiber
8.43 Bach Violin Concerto in E,
BWV1042 Academy of Ancient
Music, director Andrew Manze (violin) Editor Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Unknown: Joseph Cullen
Unknown: Andrew Reid
Director: James O'Donnell
Unknown: Timothy Hutchins
Unknown: Alberto Grazzi
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Unknown: G Tafelmusik
Director: Bruno Weil
Director: Johann Strauss

: Morning Collection

Peter Hobday features orchestral music by Handel.
Dvorak Scherzo Capriccioso London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Istvan Kertesz
9.13 Handel Oboe Concerto No 1 in B flat
Heinz Holliger , English Chamber
Orchestra, conductor Raymond Leppard
9.28 Chopin Fantasy in F minor Krystian Zimerman (piano)
9.43 Britten Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the Composer Producer Arthur Johnson Discs


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Conductor: Istvan Kertesz
Unknown: Heinz Holliger
Conductor: Raymond Leppard
Producer: Arthur Johnson

: Musical Encounters

Stephanie Hughes marks the 105th anniversary of the death of Alfred, Lord Tennyson.
Corelli Concerto Grosso in F, Op 6 No 9 Brandenburg Consort/Roy Goodman
10.13 Macdowell Lancelot and Elaine
RPO, conductor Karl Krueger
10.33 Uszt Tasso
Georgia and Louise Mangos (pianos)
10.52 Britten Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal
Christoph Pregardien (tenor), Ib Lanzky-Otto (horn), Tapiola
Sinfonietta, conductor Osmo Vanska
10.58 Artist of the Week:
Rivka Golani (viola) Bax Fantasy Sonata Judy Loman (harp)
11.25 Arthur Somervell Come into the Garden,
Maud Henry Wickham (baritone), Susie Allan (piano)
11.30 Carter Concerto for Orchestra
SWF Symphony Orchestra, conductor Michael Gielen
11.54 Brahms Two Hungarian Dances Sarah Chang (violin),
Jonathan Feldman (piano) Producer Bill Lloyd


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Unknown: MacDowell Lancelot
Conductor: Karl Krueger
Conductor: Louise Mangos
Conductor: Osmo Vanska
Harp: Judy Loman
Baritone: Maud Henry Wickham
Piano: Susie Allan
Conductor: Michael Gielen
Violin: Sarah Chang
Piano: Jonathan Feldman
Producer: Bill Lloyd

: Composers of the Week: Dufay, Binchois and Their Contemporaries

With Christopher Page.
1: Farewell to the Good Wines of Laon
The 15th century was a remarkably creative period in musical history. In England, composers of international reputation such as John Dunstaple emerged for the first time; in northern France and Flanders,
Guillaume Dufay , Gilles Binchois and many others carried forward a tradition of polyphonic songs and masses with such success that their music was avidly copied far away in Italy. Christopher Page follows Dufay southward across the Alps, with performances by Gothic Voices of his songs Quel Fronte Signorille , Mon Cuer Me Fait and Adieu Ces Bons
Vins de Lannoys, and celebratory motets sung by the Hilliard Ensemble and the Orlando Consort.
Producer Kate Bolton
Repeated next Monday 11.30pm


Unknown: John Dunstaple
Unknown: Guillaume Dufay
Unknown: Gilles Binchois
Songs: Quel Fronte Signorille
Producer: Kate Bolton

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

From St John's, Smith
Square, London, the opening concert of the season.
Michelle De Young (soprano), Malcolm Martineau (piano) Mahler Ruckert Lieder
Berg Seven Early Songs
Schoenberg Einfaltiges Lied;
Mahnung; Galathea; Seit Ich So Viele Weiber Sah (Cabaret Songs) Repeated Saturday 1pm


Piano: Malcolm Martineau

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
Tchalkovsky Overture: Romeo and Juliet
Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor
Ravel, orch Torteller Trio in A minor Prokofiev, arr Torteller Suite: Romeo and Juliet


Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier

: Music Matters

Repeated from yesterday 12.15pm

: Music Machine

This week Tommy Pearson looks at the acoustics of musical instruments
- how and why they make the sound they do. Today he investigates the woodwind family.
Producer Steve Portnoi
E-MAIL: music.machine@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Producer: Steve Portnoi

: In Tune

Kyung-Wha Chung joins Sean Rafferty today as she prepares for a season of concerts at the Barbican Hall, starting with Bach and Vivaldi on Wednesday. Every day this week, pianist Graham Johnson explores the relationship between a song by Schubert and one by a composer who either influenced Schubert or was influenced by him. On the tenth birthday of Adventures in Motion Pictures, choreographer Mathew Bourne talks about dancing to Prokofiev's Cinderella in a new production due to tour the country.
And the music includes Mendelssohn's
Overture: A Midsummer Night's Dream at 5.45 and violinist Kyung-Wha Chung playing Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No 1 before 7.00.
Producer Erika Wright


Unknown: Kyung-Wha Chung
Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Pianist: Graham Johnson
Talks: Mathew Bourne
Violinist: Kyung-Wha Chung
Producer: Erika Wright

: Performance on 3

Three of a Kind
The third concert in the BBC
Symphony Orchestra's series devoted to the music of the Second
Viennese School. This concert was given on Saturday at the Royal
Festival Hall, London.
Augustin Dumay (violin),
Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano), Sara Leonard (soprano), Stephen Varcoe (baritone), BBC Singers, conductor Simon Joly , BBC Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis
Berg Chamber Concerto
Webem Das Augenlicht; Cantata No 1, Op 29; Variations for Orchestra, Op 30; Cantata No 2, Op 31 Schoenberg Verklarte Nacht


Violin: Augustin Dumay
Piano: Sara Leonard
Soprano: Stephen Varcoe
Conductor: Simon Joly
Conductor: Andrew Davis

: Postscript

The first of five programmes in which film historian Ian Christie talks to leading figures in contemporary film-making about influences on their careers and the state of cinema as it enters its second century.


Talks: Ian Christie

: Voices

Donizetti Songs
In the first of two programmes, tenor Dennis O'Neill introduces and sings a selection of Donizetti songs. Introduced by lain Burnside . Ingrid Surgenor (piano)
Amore e Morte; Ah, Rammenta, 0
Bella Irene ; Una Lacrima; Me Voglio Fa'Na Casa; E Morta; Su I'Onda
Funesto; Eterno Amore e Fe; La Mere et I'Enfant
Producer Adam Gatehouse
Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Introduces: Dennis O'Neill
Introduced By: Lain Burnside
Unknown: Bella Irene
Unknown: Eterno Amore

: Iconoclassics

Concluding the series which invites musicians to introduce their favourite pieces. Andrew Sparling talks to composer Tom Johnson about the lesser-known seminal figures of the New York scene in the sixties and seventies. Including music for strings by "drone minimalist" Phil Niblock , the frenzied piano attacks of Charlemagne Palestine, and the cool, minimal patterns of Tom Johnson 's own music, such as his Nine Bells. Producer Philip Tagney


Talks: Andrew Sparling
Unknown: Tom Johnson
Unknown: Phil Niblock
Unknown: Tom Johnson
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Composers of the Week: Schoenberg, Berg and Webem

With Christopher Cook.
Schoenberg Accompaniment to a Film Scene
Berg Piano Sonata, Op 1
Webem Three Little Pieces, Op 11 Schoenberg Die Gluckliche Hand Repeated from last Monday


Unknown: Christopher Cook.

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather and Campbell
Burnap review some new jazz CDs. Producer Terry Carter


Unknown: Digby Fairweather
Producer: Terry Carter

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Angelika Kirschiager (mezzo), Helmut Deutsch (piano). Songs by Gustav and Alma Mahler , Strauss, Komgold and Alban Berg
2.20 Bruch Septet in E flat Bamberg Ensemble
3.00 Schools
3.00 Music Box 3.15 Something to
Think About 3.30 The Song Tree 3.45 Radio Showcase 3.50 Stories and Rhymes 4.00 Together Stories 4.15 Music for Dance 4.30 Hopscotch
4.45 Scottish Resources 7-9
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Piano: Helmut Deutsch
Piano: Alma Mahler
Unknown: Alban Berg

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