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: On Air

Andrew McGregor with news, weather, travel and music, including Dvorak Terzetto in C for Two Violins and Viola, Op 74
Members of the Chilingirian Quartet
6.21 Glazunov Oriental Rhapsody Montreal Symphony Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit
7.05 Purcell They That Go Down to the Sea in Ships, Z57
James Bowman (alto),
Michael George (bass), the King's Choir and Consort, director Robert King
7.32 Milhaud Sonata , Op 47
Catherine Cantin (flute), Maurice Bourgue (oboe), Michel Portal (clarinet), Pascal Roge (piano)
8.05 Prokofiev Overture on Hebrew Themes Berlin Soloists
8.35 Brahms Cello Sonata No 1 in E minor, Op 38
Jacqueline du Pre ,
Daniel Barenboim (piano)


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Unknown: Dvorak Terzetto
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Unknown: James Bowman
Bass: Michael George
Director: Robert King
Director: Milhaud Sonata
Flute: Catherine Cantin
Flute: Maurice Bourgue
Oboe: Michel Portal
Clarinet: Pascal Roge
Soloists: Hebrew Themes
Unknown: Jacqueline du Pre
Piano: Daniel Barenboim

: Morning Collection

With Peter Hobday.
Handel Concerto a Due Cori No 2 in F
English Baroque Soloists, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
9.17 Mozart Oboe Quartet in F, K370 Academy of Ancient Music Chamber Ensemble
9.36 Arriaga Symphony in D Scottish Chamber Orchestra, conductor Charles Mackerras Discs


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Conductor: Charles MacKerras

: Musical Encounters

With Stephanie Hughes.
Arnold The Padstow Lifeboat
Grimethorpe Colliery Band, conducted by the Composer
10.06 Puccini Preludio Sinfonico
Ulster Orchestra, conductor Niklas Willen
10.17 Barber Excursions
Leon McCawley (piano)
10.32 Madeleine Dring Two Betjeman Songs
Robert Tear (tenor), Philip Ledger (piano)
10.37 Artist of the Week:
Rivka Golani (viola) Bax Fantasy
RPO, conductor Vernon Handley
10.54 Hummel Septet in C, Op 114 (Military) Capricorn
11.26 Menotti Piano Concerto
Philip Martin , Ulster Orchestra, conductor Niklas Willen


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes.
Conductor: Niklas Willen
Piano: Leon McCawley
Piano: Philip Ledger
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Unknown: Philip Martin
Conductor: Niklas Willen

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

With Christopher Page.
5: Moon of All Music, Light of All Singers. Guillaume Dufay 's late masses are perhaps his finest achievements. His Missa Ecce
Ancilla Domini , performed in this programme by the Ensemble Gilles Binchois , reveals in full the gifts which ensured that his fame continued long after his death. The programme also includes the antiphon Ave Regina Celorum , performed by the New London
Chamber Choir - the work which
Dufay requested to be sung at his deathbed over 500 years ago. Repeated next Friday 11.30pm


Singers: Guillaume Dufay
Unknown: Ancilla Domini
Unknown: Gilles Binchois
Unknown: Regina Celorum

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Double Take
From St George 's, Brandon Hill , Bristol, the second of eight concerts of familiar pieces in less-than-familiar guises. Introduced by Chris de Souza. Medici Quartet
Vaughan Williams String Quartet No 2 Beethoven String Quartet in F (arr from Sonata in E, Op 14 No 1)


Unknown: St George
Unknown: Brandon Hill
Introduced By: Chris de Souza.

: The BBC Archive

The Queen's Hall. The bombing raid on London on the night of 10 May 1941 was one of the most devastating of the Second World
War. Among the casualties was the Queen's Hall, home of the Proms and Britain's leading concert venue. Philip Fowke re-creates the atmosphere of the hall in its heyday with archive recollections from musicians and staff who worked there and s made during its final decade. These include Prom performances conducted by Henry Wood , Wilhelm Backhaus playing a Mozart Piano Concerto, and part of the Verdi Requiem, conducted by Arturo Toscanini during the 1938 London Music Festival.


Unknown: Philip Fowke
Conducted By: Henry Wood
Conducted By: Wilhelm Backhaus
Conducted By: Arturo Toscanini

: Music Restored

George Pratt introduces a concert given last July in St Olave's Church, Marygate. Emma Kirkby (soprano) and Anthony Rooley (lute) perform music by Dowland and Anthony Holbome. Repeated from yesterday 10pm


Introduces: George Pratt
Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Soprano: Anthony Rooley
Soprano: Anthony Holbome.

: Music Machine

Tommy Pearson looks at the acoustics of musical instruments - how and why they make the sound they do. Today he investigates the string family. Why does a double bass have to be so big, and what makes a Strad worth all that money?


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

Paul McCartney talks to
Sean Rafferty today about the composition of his new symphonic work Standing Stone and its portrayal of his Celtic roots. Handel's coronation anthem
Zadok the Priest kicks off the music today, with Britten's Simple
Symphony at 6.40 and two choice recordings from the violinist of the day, including the passage they most admire from a classic recording and a rendition of their own. Graham
Johnson relates the last in his series of Schubert songs, and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies reveals what is in his
CD player.


Talks: Paul McCartney
Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

: Performance on 3

Schumann Revealed
Concluding the concert series of music by Schumann.
Introduced by Andrew Lyle.
Ruth Ziesak (soprano), Nadja Michael (mezzo), Toby Spence (tenor). William Dazeley (baritone), Neal Davies
(bass), Monteverdi Choir, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
Manfred (Overture; Incidental Music); Nachtlied; Requiem fur Mignon; Fausts Verklarung (Scenes from Goethe's Faust, Part 3)


Introduced By: Andrew Lyle.
Soprano: Ruth Ziesak
Soprano: Nadja Michael
Tenor: Toby Spence
Tenor: William Dazeley
Baritone: Neal Davies
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Unknown: Fausts Verklarung

: Postscript

Concluding the series in which film historian Ian Christie talks to leading figures in contemporary film-making about influences on their careers, how they work and the state of cinema as it enters its second century.


Talks: Ian Christie

: Villa-Lobos

The second of two programmes of miniatures by Heitor Villa-Lobos. discs

: Hear and Now

Sarah Walker introduces the first concert in this month's series from
London's Institute of Contemporary Art, including music by three generations of Italian composers. Lontano, conductor Odaline de la Martinez
Goffredo Petrassi Grand Septuor
Alwynne Pritchard What This Night (first performance)
Franco Donatonl Souvenir
Barbara Monk Feldman The
Northern Shore (first performance) Ivan Fedele Profilo in Eco
Producer Philip Tagney


Introduces: Sarah Walker
Unknown: Barbara Monk Feldman
Unknown: Ivan Fedele Profilo
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Composers of the Week: Schoenberg, Berg and Webem

Christopher Cook explores the extraordinary variety of music written by the so-called Second Viennese
School of composers in Vienna and Hollywood during the first half of this century. 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/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, conductor Pierre Boulez
Repeated from last Friday


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

: Songs from Saturn

Concluding the series in which Jez Nelson tells the story of jazz band leader Sun Ra.
Repeated from Saturday 6pm


Unknown: Jez Nelson
Leader: Sun Ra.

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Hasse Attilio Regolo
Dresden Cappella Sagittariana , conductor Frieder Bernius
3.45 Schubert Octet in F, D803
Bamberg Ensemble
4.50 Czech Philharmonic, conductor Viktor Lukas , Wolfgang Schmidt (cello) Strauss Don
Juan Haydn Cello Concerto No 1 in C
Brahms Symphony No 4 in E minor
6.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Hasse Attilio Regolo
Conductor: Dresden Cappella Sagittariana
Conductor: Frieder Bernius
Conductor: Viktor Lukas
Cello: Wolfgang Schmidt
Cello: Juan Haydn
Lucinio: Michael Volle(bass)
Attilia: Martina Borst(soprano)
Manlio: Markus Schafer(tenor)
Regulo: Axel Kohler(countertenor)
Amilcare: Radnall Wong(countertenor)
Barce: Carmen Fuggiss(soprano)
Pubblio: Sibylla Rubins(soprano)

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