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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor , including
Taverner Dum Transisset Sabbatum
Tallis Scholars, director Peter Phillips
6.10 Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor
Maurizio Pollini , Berlin Philharmonic , conductor Claudio Abbado
7.05 Beethoven Overture: The
Creatures of Prometheus
Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Herbert von Karajan
7.32 Strauss Hymne an die Liebe, Op 71 No 1
Felicity Lott (soprano),
Scottish National Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
8.05 Sousa Liberty Bell Boston Pops Orchestra, conductor John Williams
8.43 Mozart Horn Concerto No 4 in E flat, K495
David Pyatt , Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Director: Peter Phillips
Unknown: Maurizio Pollini
Conductor: Berlin Philharmonic
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Conductor: Strauss Hymne
Soprano: Felicity Lott
Conductor: John Williams
Unknown: David Pyatt
Unknown: St Martin
Conductor: Neville Marriner

: Morning Collection

With Peter Hobday.
Handel Concerto Grosso in G, Op 6 No 1 Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
9.13 Beethoven Quintet in E flat for Piano and Wind, Op 16
Neil Black (oboe), Thea King
(clarinet), Anthony Halstead (horn), Graham Sheen (bassoon)
9.42 Ireland A Downland Suite
English Chamber Orchestra, conductor David Garforth


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Oboe: Neil Black
Oboe: Thea King
Clarinet: Anthony Halstead
Bassoon: Graham Sheen
Conductor: David Garforth

: Musical Encounters

With Chris Wines in Birmingham. Bizet Habanera (Carmen)
Victoria de los Angeles (mezzo), French National Radio Orchestra, conductor Thomas Beecham
10.05 Canteloube, arr
Gallois/Pierre Songs of the Auvergne Patrick Gallois (flute), Fabrice Pierre (harp)
10.20 Artist of the Week:
Arleen Auger (soprano)
Bach Cantata No 51: Jauchzet Gott in Allen Landen
Wurttemberg Chamber Orchestra, conductor Heinrich Rilling
10.39 Smetana String Quartet No 1 in E minor (From My Life) The Lindsays
11.08 Liszt Introduction and Polonaise from Bellini's "/ Puritani"
Hamish Milne (piano)
11.16 Szymanowski Violin Concerto No 1 Thomas Zehetmair ,
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle
11.43 Taffanel Fantasia on Themes from Thomas's "Francoise de Rimini" Leslie Newman (flute), John Lenehan (piano)
11.52 Langford Carmen Fantasy
John Foster Black Dyke Mills Band, conductor Maj Peter Parkes


Conductor: Thomas Beecham
Flute: Patrick Gallois
Harp: Fabrice Pierre
Soprano: Arleen Auger
Unknown: Jauchzet Gott
Conductor: Heinrich Rilling
Piano: Hamish Milne
Unknown: Thomas Zehetmair
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Conductor: Taffanel Fantasia
Flute: Leslie Newman
Piano: John Lenehan
Conductor: Maj Peter Parkes

: Composer of the Week: Glinka

With Gerard McBurney.
Today's programme includes the first of Glinka's musical postcards from his holidays in Spain and the stirring climax and the choral epilogue from A Life for the Tsar, which has almost become a Russian national anthem.
La Jota Aragonesa
USSR Symphony Orchestra, conductor Yevgeni Svetlanov Nocturne in E flat
Olga Tverskaya (fortepiano) The Night Review
Boris Christoff (bass),
Alexander Lahinsky (piano)
A Life for the Tsar (excerpts)
Boris Christoff (bass), Belgrade
Opera Chorus, Lamoureux Orchestra, conductor Igor Markevitch
Repeated next Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Gerard McBurney.
Conductor: Yevgeni Svetlanov
Unknown: Olga Tverskaya
Bass: Boris Christoff
Piano: Alexander Lahinsky
Bass: Boris Christoff
Conductor: Igor Markevitch

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Haydn Plus
The fifth 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. Anya Alexeev (piano)
Haydn Piano Sonata in G, H XVI
Ravel Menuet sur le Nom d'Haydn Schubert Piano Sonata in C minor,


Unknown: Brandon Hill
Introduced By: Chris de Souza.
Piano: Anya Alexeev
Piano: Haydn Piano Sonata

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Bartok Suite: The Miraculous
Conductor Mariss Jansons
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique Conductor David Atherton ,
Raphael Oleg (violin)


Conductor: Mariss Jansons
Conductor: David Atherton
Violin: Raphael Oleg

: Voices

Donizetti Songs
Dennis O'Neill (tenor), Ingrid Surgenor (piano)
// Sospiro; La Ninna Nanna; Le
Crépuscule; La Lontonanza; Meine Liebe ; La Sultana: II Pescatore Repeated from yesterday 10pm


Tenor: Dennis O'Neill
Piano: Ingrid Surgenor
Unknown: Meine Liebe

: Music Machine

Verity Sharp looks at Dvorak's Cello Concerto.


Unknown: Verity Sharp

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty plays
Sviatoslav Richter 's celebrated recording of Liszt's Piano Concerto No 1 in E flat with the London Symphony
Orchestra. He also talks to members of the Gran Scena opera company,
New York's loveable divas in drag, as they prepare for the opening of the new West End show Vera ... Life of a Diva.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Sviatoslav Richter
Unknown: Gran Scena

: Performance on 3

From the Adrian Boult Hall in Birmingham, introduced by Chris Wines.
Endellion Quartet
Beethoven String Quartet in B flat, Op 18 No 6
Tippett String Quartet No 2
8.20 My Dear Kamila
In the latter part of his life, Janacek was consumed with love for Kamila
Stosslova, a married woman half his age. He wrote over 700 letters to her, and his music often directly reflects his passion. John Tyrrell describes the relationship, with readings from the letters and diaries read by Colin Pinney. Repeat
8.40 Janacek String Quartet No 2 (Intimate Letters)


Unknown: Adrian Boult Hall
Introduced By: Chris Wines.
Unknown: John Tyrrell
Read By: Colin Pinney.

: Postscript

Poets' Fan Mail
Five poets read a newly commissioned verse letter to a poet from the past that they admire. Tonight Kathleen Jamie writes a letter to Robert Burns about growing up in modern Scotland and about devolution.


Unknown: Kathleen Jamie
Unknown: Robert Burns

: Stravinsky Plus

BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Stefan Asbury , Kurt Nikkanen (violin) Stravinsky Ode
Robert Keeley Symphony (BBC commission; first performance) Stravinsky Violin Concerto


Conductor: Stefan Asbury
Violin: Kurt Nikkanen
Violin: Stravinsky Ode
Violin: Robert Keeley Symphony

: Night Waves

Is there something rotten in the state of history? While the public appetite for popular history grows ever stronger, one of the country's leading professional historians,
Richard Evans , sees his colleagues seduced down paths of relativism and fiction. He talks to Richard Coles about the betrayal of objective history.
Plus first-night news from tonight's world premiere of Standing Stone - Paul McCartney 's symphonic poem about his Celtic roots is given its first public performance in the Royal
Albert Hall. And a live report from the Guildhall, where the Booker Prize judges announce this year's winner. Producer Matthew Dodd


Unknown: Richard Evans
Unknown: Richard Coles
Unknown: Paul McCartney
Unknown: Albert Hall.
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: 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 Doloureux. Performers include the Ensemble Gilles
Binchois, Gothic Voices and the Consort of Musicke.
Repeated from last Tuesday


Unknown: Robert Morton.

: Jazz Notes

Trumpeter Buddy Childers talks about his friend Charlie Shavers and tells Steve Voce about his time with Tommy Dorsey and Stan Kenton.


Talks: Buddy Childers
Unknown: Charlie Shavers
Unknown: Steve Voce
Unknown: Tommy Dorsey
Unknown: Stan Kenton.

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Bruckner Series
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Chailly
Schoenberg Variations for Orchestra, Op 41 Bruckner Symphony No 5 in B flat
2.40 Schoenberg Phantasy, Op 4 7 Gyorgy Pauk (violin), Peter Frankl (piano)
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 4.30 Hop, Skip and Jump 4.45 Eadar Eisdeachd
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Violin: Gyorgy Pauk
Piano: Peter Frankl
Unknown: Eadar Eisdeachd

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