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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor , including Debussy Suite Bergamasque Paul Crossley (piano)
6.21 Mozart Horn Quintet in E flat, K407
The Lindsays, Stephen Bell (horn)
7.05 Wagner Overture: Die Feen Philharmonia , conductor Francesco d'Avalos
7.23 Bantock Two Heroic Ballads
Royal Philharmonic, conductor Vernon Handley
8.05 Grainger Jutish Medley Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano)
8.42 Sibelius En Saga Los Angeles Philharmonic, conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Piano: Paul Crossley
Horn: Stephen Bell
Conductor: Feen Philharmonia
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Conductor: Grainger Jutish Medley
Piano: Marc-Andre Hamelin
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen

: Morning Collection

With Peter Hobday.
Handel Oboe Concerto No 2 in B flat
Heinz Holliger , English Chamber
Orchestra, conductor Raymond Leppard
9.11 Pouienc Sextet
Vienna-Berlin Ensemble
9.31 Satie Je Te Veux Anne Queffelec (piano)
9.37 Stravinsky Suite: The Firebird (1919)
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Claudio Abbado discs


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Heinz Holliger
Conductor: Raymond Leppard
Piano: Anne Queffelec
Conductor: Claudio Abbado

: Musical Encounters

Stephanie Hughes remembers the debut concert of the London
Philharmonic, at Queen's Hall on 7 October 1932.
Corelli Concerto Grosso in B flat,
Op 6 No 11
Brandenburg Consort, conductor Roy Goodman
10.13 Artist of the Week:
Rivka Golani (viola)
Bloch Suite Hébraïque
Toronto Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis
10.25 Suk Piano Pieces, Op 7 Nos 1, 2 and 6 Radoslav Kvapil
10.45 Berlioz Le Carnaval Romain
10.55 Mozart Symphony No 38 in D, K504 (Prague)
London Philharmonic, conductor Thomas Beecham
11.20 Gade Novelletten , Op 29 Copenhagen Trio
11.42 Delius Brigg Fair Royal Philharmonic, conductor Thomas Beecham


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Conductor: Roy Goodman
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Conductor: Radoslav Kvapil
Conductor: Thomas Beecham
Conductor: Gade Novelletten
Conductor: Thomas Beecham

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

With Christopher Page.
2: The Castle of Fair Welcome
"He took pleasure in music and he could compose. He sang willingly ... but not very well" - a chronicler's description of Charles the Bold,
Duke of Burgundy. This programme explores the music at his court, including the sumptuous Feast of the Pheasant, a piece by the Duke himself, and other works by the English composer who served him, Robert Morton. Binchois is represented by his mellifluous rondeau, Ay
Douloureux, Performers include
Ensemble Gilles Binchois, Gothic
Voices and the Consort of Musicke.
Repeated next Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Robert Morton.

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Haydn Plus
The fourth of eight concerts given last year in St George's, Brandon Hill , Bristol, based around the chamber works of Haydn.
Introduced by Chris de Souza. Susan Roberts (soprano), Roger Vignoles (piano)
Arne 0 Ravishing Delight (The Judgment of Paris)
Dowland In Darkness Let Me Dwell
Purcell Sweeter than Roses
Wolf Songs from the Spanish and Italian Songbooks
Prokofiev Five Poems of Anna Akhmatova
Haydn Scena di Berenice Repeat


Unknown: Brandon Hill
Introduced By: Chris de Souza.
Soprano: Susan Roberts
Piano: Roger Vignoles
Unknown: Anna Akhmatova
Unknown: Haydn Scena

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductor Tadaaki Otaka ,
John Lill (piano)
Elgar Introduction and Allegro
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor
Scrlabin Poem of Ecstasy
Dvorak Symphony No 8 in G


Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Piano: John Lill

: Voices

Repeated from yesterday 10pm

: Music Machine

Tommy Pearson looks at the acoustics of musical instruments - how and why they make the sound they do. Today he investigates the acoustics of keyboard instruments. Why does a piano sound different from a harpsichord, and how does an organ make that incredible noise?


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

Dame Joan Sutherland is Sean
Rafferty's guest today, talking about her new autobiography, A
Prima Donna 's Progress. Tasmin Little is the first of four violinists this week to choose a classic recording she admires - Ida Haendel playing the Sibelius Violin Concerto.
Graham Johnson compares Schubert with another great composer of lieder. And music includes Haydn's Piano Trio in D, H XV 24, Musorgsky's Night on a Bare Mountain,
Shostakovich Preludes and Fugues and Handel's Salve Regina.
New releases can be heard between
7.00 and 7.30.


Unknown: Dame Joan Sutherland
Unknown: Prima Donna
Unknown: Tasmin Little
Unknown: Ida Haendel
Unknown: Graham Johnson
Unknown: Shostakovich Preludes
Unknown: Salve Regina.

: Performance on 3

The last of four recitals from
Belfast introduced by Stephanie Hughes. Brodsky Quartet
Shostakovich String Quartet No 4 Debussy String Quartet in G minor
8.25 The Dancing Master's Music By William Trevor , read by Niamh Cusack. A story commissioned by BBC Music Magazine which describes the time when music came to
Skenakilla House and the effect that it had on those "downstairs". Repeat
8.45 Mendelssohn String Quartet No 2 in A minor, Op 13


Introduced By: Stephanie Hughes.
Music By: William Trevor
Read By: Niamh Cusack.

: Postscript

The second of five programmes in which film historian Ian Christie talks to leading contemporary film makers.


Talks: Ian Christie

: Stravinsky Plus

The first of three concerts juxtaposing music by Stravinsky with more recent works.
Valdine Anderson (soprano),
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor George Benjamin
Stravinsky Symphonies of Wind Instruments (revised version) Julian Yu Wu-Yu (first UK performance)
Benjamin A Mind of Winter
Stravinsky Four Studies: Greetings Prelude


Soprano: Valdine Anderson
Conductor: George Benjamin
Unknown: Julian Yu Wu-Yu

: Night Waves

Albert Camus , actor, writer,
Resistance member and philosopher, remains one of the most influential and iconic French writers of the century. In his new biography, Olivier Todd attempts to unravel more of the personal story behind the national myth. Michele Roberts talks to Todd about this portrait and discusses Camus's literary legacy with contemporary French writers and critics.
Plus first-night news from the Dublin Theatre Festival - Night
Waves reports as Joseph O'Connor , one of the stars of the widely acclaimed younger generation of Irish writers, makes his debut at the Gate Theatre with a new play, The Weeping of Angels. Producer JuliartMay


Unknown: Albert Camus
Unknown: Olivier Todd
Talks: Michele Roberts
Unknown: Joseph O'Connor

: Composers of the Week: Schoenberg, Berg and Webern

Christopher Cook explores the music written by the Second Viennese School of composers.
Schoenberg's pupil Leon Kirschner and son Lawrence Schoenberg talk about the composer's legacy as a teacher. And Robert Craft maintains that Schoenberg considered Webern to be the most gifted composer of his time.
Berg String Quartet, Op 3 - Arditti Quartet
Webern Five Pieces, Op 10 - Cleveland Orchestra, conductor Christoph von Dohnanyi
Schoenberg Chamber Symphony No 2 - German SO, conductor John Mauceri
Repeated from last Tuesday


Presenter: Christopher Cook
Speaker: Leon Kirschner
Speaker: Lawrence Schoenberg
Speaker: Robert Craft

: Jazz Notes

With Digby Fairweather , including a report by Brian Priestley on Monk's Blue Note debut recording 50 years ago.


Unknown: Digby Fairweather
Unknown: Brian Priestley

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Conductor Georg Solti
Schubert Symphony No 8 in B minor (Unfinished) Cologne RSO
Bruckner Symphony No 4 in E flat minor (Romantic) Chicago SO
2.30 Viktor Lukas (organ)
Bach Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV565 Muffat Toccata Settima in C
Durufle Toccata (Suite, Op 5)
3.00 Schools
3.00 Playtime 3.15 Time to Move
3.35 Let's Make a Story 3.50 Drama Workshop 4.10 In the News Special Edition 4.30 Hop, Skip and Jump
4.45 Eadar Eisdeachd
5.00 Sequence


Conductor: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Georg Solti
Unknown: Viktor Lukas
Unknown: Bach Toccata
Unknown: Eadar Eisdeachd

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