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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor , including
Brahms Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel
Cleveland Orchestra/Ashkenazy
6.32 Janacek The Lord's Prayer New London Chamber Choir, conductor James Wood
7.05 Gounod, transcr Liszt Waltz
(Faust) Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano)
7.32 Nielsen Pan and Syrinx
Danish National Radio Symphony
Orchestra/Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
8.05 Mendelssohn Overture: The
Fair Melusine Royal Philharmonic, conductor Thomas Beecham
8.34 Bruch Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor Maxim Vengerov ,
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, conductor Kurt Masur
Editor Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Conductor: James Wood
Piano: Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Conductor: Thomas Beecham
Unknown: Maxim Vengerov
Conductor: Kurt Masur
Editor: Andrew Lyle

: Morning Collection

Peter Hobday features orchestral music by Handel.
Handel Concerto a Due Cori No 3 in F
English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
9.20 Vaughan Williams Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus
Northern Sinfonia/Richard Hickox
9.35 Brahms Clarinet Sonata in F minor, Op 120 No 1
Michel Portal, Mikhail Rudy (piano) Producer Arthur Johnson Discs


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Piano: Mikhail Rudy
Producer: Arthur Johnson

: Musical Encounters

i With Chris Wines in Birmingham.
Artist of the Week:
Arleen Auger (soprano)
Bizet Card Trio (Carmen)
Jane Berbie (soprano), Anna Moffo (mezzo), Berlin Opera Orchestra, conductor Lorin Maazel
10.08 Bartok, transcr Arma Hungarian Peasant Songs Patrick Gallois (flute), Fabrice Pierre (harp)
10.24 Liszt Fete Villageoise ; Grand Galop Chromatique
Hamish Milne (piano)
10.33 Bizet Carmen (excerpts) Segovia Guitar Quartet
10.43 Mozart String Quartet in D minor, K421
Endellion Quartet
11.16 Handel Alcina (excerpts) Arleen Auger (soprano), City of London Baroque, conductor Richard Hickox
11.30 Liszt Reminiscences of "Norma"
Hamish Milne (piano)
11.49 Bartok, arr Gallais/Pierre Romanian Folk Dances
Patrick Gallois (flute), Fabrice Pierre (harp)
11.55 Eduard Strauss Carmen
Vienna Philharmonic/Claudio Abbado Producer Chris Wines


Soprano: Arleen Auger
Soprano: Jane Berbie
Soprano: Anna Moffo
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Flute: Patrick Gallois
Harp: Fabrice Pierre
Harp: Liszt Fete Villageoise
Unknown: Galop Chromatique
Piano: Hamish Milne
Piano: Bizet Carmen
Unknown: Handel Alcina
Soprano: Arleen Auger
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Piano: Hamish Milne
Flute: Patrick Gallois
Harp: Fabrice Pierre
Harp: Eduard Strauss Carmen

: Composer of the Week: Mikhail Glinka

Gerard McBurney explores "the father of Russian music".
Today's programme includes the piece which Tchaikovsky called "the acorn from which Russian music grew" and excerpts from the first great Russian opera. Kamarinskaya
USSR Symphony Orchestra, conductor Yevgeni Svetlanov
Cradle Song; Bolero: Travelling Song (A Farewell to St Petersburg) Sergei Leiferkus (baritone), Semyon Skigin (piano)
Overture: A Life for the Tsar
Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra/Mark Ermler Antonida 's Cavatina; Rondo (A Life for the Tsar)
Teresa Stich-Randall (soprano), Lamoureux Orchestra , conductor Igor Markevitch
Polonaise; Chorus of the Poles; Duet (A Life for the Tsar)
Tamara Sinyavskaya (soprano), Yevgeni Nesterenko (bass), Bolshoi Theatre Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Mark Ermler Producer Jeremy Hayes
Repeated next Monday 11.30pm


Unknown: Gerard McBurney
Conductor: Yevgeni Svetlanov
Baritone: Sergei Leiferkus
Piano: Semyon Skigin
Unknown: Ermler Antonida
Soprano: Teresa Stich-Randall
Conductor: Lamoureux Orchestra
Conductor: Igor Markevitch
Soprano: Tamara Sinyavskaya
Bass: Yevgeni Nesterenko
Conductor: Mark Ermler
Producer: Jeremy Hayes

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

From St John's, Smith
Square, London.
Vellinger Quartet
Haydn String Quartet in F sharp minor, Op 50 No 4
Schoenberg String Quartet No 3 Repeated Saturday lpm

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Mendelssohn Overture: The Hebrides
(Fingals Cave)
Conductor George Hurst
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor Augustin Dumay (violin) Mahler Symphony No 5 Conductor Ion Marin


Conductor: George Hurst
Violin: Augustin Dumay
Conductor: Ion Marin

: Music Matters

Repeated from yesterday 12.15pm

: Music Machine

Verity Sharp looks at Strauss's symphonic poem Till Eulenspiegel. Producer Christina Pritchard
E-MAIL: music.machine@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Verity Sharp
Producer: Christina Pritchard

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty introduces Irish music from John Field and American music from William Grant Still , plus Ton
Koopman's recording of Schubert's Symphony No 8 in B minor
(Unfinished) at 5.40 with the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra. The programme also includes music from today's guests - composer
Sally Beamish and her childhood friend, cellist Robert Cohen.
Producer Ann Marie O'Callaghan


Introduces: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: John Field
Unknown: William Grant Still
Unknown: Sally Beamish
Unknown: Robert Cohen.
Producer: Ann Marie O'Callaghan

: Performance on 3

Vaughan Williams's sparkling
Shakespearean comedy Sir John in Love shares its plot with Verdi's
Falstaff. Performed here as part of the Vision of Albion festival which is celebrating the composer's 125th birthday, it includes the famous Fantasia on Greensleeves. Sir John Falstaff
The Joyful Company of Singers, Northern Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
+ See Brian Kay : page 49


Baritone: Donald Maxwell
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Unknown: Brian Kay
Mrs Page: Susan Gritton(soprano)
Mrs Ford: Pamela Helen Stephen(mezzo)
Mrs Quickly: Anne-Marie Owens(contralto)
Anne Page: Nancy Argenta(soprano)
Sir Hugh Evans: Stephen Varcoe(baritone)
Page: Roderick Williams(baritone)
Ford: Matthew Best(bass)
Fenton: Mark Padmore(tenor)
Slender: John Graham-Hall(tenor)
Dr Caius: Adrian Thompson(baritone)

: Postscript

Poets'Fan Mail
Each evening this week, following the example of WH Auden's Letter to
Lord Byron, five poets read a newly commissioned verse letter to a poet from the past whom they admire. Tom Paulin begins the series with his letter to John Clare called The
Writing Lark.
Producer Rob Ketteridge


Unknown: Tom Paulin
Unknown: John Clare
Producer: Rob Ketteridge

: Voices

Donizetti Songs
The second of two programmes in which tenor Dennis O'Neill introduces and sings a selection of Donizetti songs, many of which are rarely heard.
Introduced by lain Burnside . Ingrid Surgenor (piano)
11 Sospiro; La Ninna Nanna; Le
Crépuscule; La Lantonanza; Meine Liebe ; La Sultana ; II Pescatore Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Tenor: Dennis O'Neill
Introduced By: Lain Burnside
Unknown: Meine Liebe
Unknown: La Sultana

: Mixing It

Mark Russell and Robert Sandall return with the series which mixes musical styles and influences. They kick off by sampling some of this summer's CD releases.
Producer Philip Tagney
MUSIC DETAILS: see BBC1 Ceefax page 652


Unknown: Mark Russell
Unknown: Robert Sandall
Producer: Philip Tagney

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

With Christopher Page.
1: Farewell to the Good Wines ofLaon
The 15th century was a remarkably creative period in musical history. In England, composers of international reputation such as John Dunstable 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. Repeated from last Monday


Unknown: John Dunstable
Unknown: Guillaume Dufay
Unknown: Gilles Binchois
Songs: Quel Fronte Signorille

: Jazz Notes

In a 1976 interview with Steve Voce , bebop trumpeter Howard McGhee recalls his time with Charlie Parker , Coleman Hawkins , Andy Kirk 's band and Jazz at the Philharmonic. Producer Terry Carter


Unknown: Steve Voce
Unknown: Howard McGhee
Unknown: Charlie Parker
Unknown: Coleman Hawkins
Unknown: Andy Kirk
Producer: Terry Carter

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Schubert Schwanengesang Marko Kink (baritone), Natasa Valant (piano)
1.55 Beethoven Symphony No 3 in E flat (Eroica)
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, condutor Kazimierz Kord
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.
Unknown: Schubert Schwanengesang
Baritone: Marko Kink
Piano: Natasa Valant
Unknown: Kazimierz Kord

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