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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor , including
Schubert Gesang der Geister uber den Wassern, D714
6.15 Bach Concerto in C for three harpsichords, BWV1064
7.05 Elgar Ave Verum Corpus
7.32 Berlioz Overture: Les Francs-
8.05 Bernstein Overture: Candide
8.45 Ravel Rapsodie Espagnole


Unknown: Andrew McGregor

: Morning Collection

With Peter Hobday.
Copland Fanfare for the Common Man Detroit SO, conductor Antal Dorati
9.05 lbert
Escales Montreal SO, conductor Charles Dutoit
9.22 Handel Concerto Grosso in A minor, Op 6 No 4 English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
9.34 Mozart Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, K339
Emma Kirkby (soprano),
Catherine Robbin (contralto), John Mark Ainsley (tenor), Michael George (bass), Winchester Cathedral Choir, Academy of Ancient Music, conductor Christopher Hogwood


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Antal Dorati
Unknown: Escales Montreal
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Soprano: Catherine Robbin
Contralto: John Mark Ainsley
Tenor: Michael George
Conductor: Christopher Hogwood

: Musical Encounters

With Chris Wines in Birmingham.
Bizet Chanson Bohème (Carmen, Act 1) Maria Callas (soprano), Jane Berbie (mezzo),
Rene Duclos Chorus,
Paris Opera Orchestra , conductor Georges Pretre
10.06 Waxman Carmen Fantasy Jascha Heifetz (violin),
RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra, conductor Donald Voorhees
10.16 Taffanel Fantasia on Themes from "Mignon" Leslie Newman (flute), John Lenehan (piano)
10.23 Liszt Reminiscences de
"Lucia di Lammermoor "
Hamish Milne (piano)
10.30 Artist of the Week:
Arleen Auger (soprano)
Berg Lulu Symphony CBSO , conductor Simon Rattle
11.02 Purcell Incidental Music:
The Virtuous Wife (excerpts) Academy of Ancient Music, conductor Christopher Hogwood
11.17 Furstenau Illusions
Leslie Newman (flute), John Lenehan (piano)
11.30 Schnittke Gratulations Rondo
Gidon Kremer (violin),
Christoph Eschenbach (piano)
11.40 Mozart Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (excerpts)
Arleen Auger (soprano), Leipzig Radio Chorus, Dresden Staatskapelle, conductor Karl Bohm


Soprano: Maria Callas
Soprano: Jane Berbie
Unknown: Rene Duclos
Conductor: Paris Opera Orchestra
Conductor: Georges Pretre
Conductor: Waxman Carmen
Violin: Jascha Heifetz
Conductor: Donald Voorhees
Conductor: Taffanel Fantasia
Flute: Leslie Newman
Flute: John Lenehan
Unknown: Lucia Di Lammermoor
Piano: Hamish Milne
Soprano: Arleen Auger
Conductor: Berg Lulu Symphony Cbso
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
Flute: Leslie Newman
Piano: John Lenehan
Piano: Schnittke Gratulations Rondo
Violin: Gidon Kremer
Piano: Christoph Eschenbach
Soprano: Arleen Auger
Conductor: Karl Bohm

: Composer of the Week: Glinka

With Gerard McBurney.
Today's programme includes excerpts from Glinka's theatre score for a forgotten tragedy, and the rousing finale of Ruslan and Ludmilla.
Incidental Music: Prince Kholmsky (excerpts)
USSR Symphony Orchestra, conductor Yevgeni Svetlanov
Barcarolle: Fantasia; The Lark (A Farewell to St Petersburg) Sergei Leiferkus (baritone), Semyon Skigin (piano)
Ruslan and Ludmilla (Acts 3, 4 and 5, excerpts)
Kirov Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Valery Gergiev Repeated next Friday 12.30am


Unknown: Gerard McBurney.
Conductor: Yevgeni Svetlanov
Baritone: Sergei Leiferkus
Piano: Semyon Skigin
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Ludmilla: Anna Netrebko(soprano)
Ratmir: Larissa Diadkova(contralto)
Ruslan: Vladimir Ognovienko(bass)
Svetozar: Mikhail Lot (bass)
Gorislava: Galina Gorchakova(soprano)

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Double Take
I From St George 's,
Brandon Hill , Bristol, introduced by Chris de Souza.
Sophie Yates (harpsichord) Merulo Susanna unjour
Famaby Ay me, poor heart
Lassus, transcr Philips Le Rossignol Purcell Chaconne (Timon of Athens); Ground (With Him He Brings the Partner) Rameau L'Entretien des Muses
Royer laide; Allemande
Forqueray Suite No 3 iriV (excerpts) Vivaldi; transcr Bach Concerto in G minor, BWV975


Unknown: St George
Unknown: Brandon Hill
Introduced By: Chris de Souza.
Harpsichord: Sophie Yates
Harpsichord: Merulo Susanna

: The BBC Archive

Thurston Dart
Fiona Talkington explores the life and work of English musicologist
Thurston Dart in conversation with his friend and fellow musician Sir
Neville Marriner. Recordings include music from a 1959 Purcell tercentenary concert at which Dart directed the Philomusica of London, Francois Couperln 's Ordre No 6 in B flat recorded in 1968, and Dart's edition of Bach's Brandenburg
Concerto No 4 in G performed by the Academy of St Martin in the Fields directed by Neville Marriner , with Philip Ledger (harpsichord). Revised repeat
To request a particular recording, please write to: BBC Archive. Room 4005 BHXX. Broadcasting House. London W1A 1AA


Unknown: Thurston Dart
Unknown: Fiona Talkington
Musicologist: Thurston Dart
Unknown: Neville Marriner.
Unknown: Francois Couperln
Directed By: Neville Marriner

: Music Restored Celebrating the Glory of the Voice

Repeated from yesterday 10pm

: Music Machine

Verity Sharp explores Stravinsky's ballet The Rite of Spring in the context of French music at the turn of the century.


Unknown: Verity Sharp

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty and guests are in the elegant east Irish town of Wexford, which hosts the Wexford Opera Festival.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

A concert given last week in the City Hall, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Sybille Ehlert (soprano),
Bradley Creswick (violin), Northern Sinfonia, conductor Jean-Bernard Pommier
Takemitsu Rain Coming
Stravinsky Two Ba/'mont Songs; Three Japanese Lyrics
Dutilleux Mystere de l'instant Takemitsu Nostalgia
Ravel Piano Concerto in G


Soprano: Bradley Creswick

: Postscript

Poets'Fan Mail
In the last of the series, American poet Mark Doty reads his Letter to Walt Whitman.


Unknown: Mark Doty
Unknown: Walt Whitman.

: Oxbridge Organs

A series of recitals from four of the smaller chapels of Oxford and Cambridge colleges. David Sanger plays an all-French programme on the new two-manual organ in Exeter College chapel. Although built by the English firm of Walkers, its design is firmly in the great French romantic tradition.
Langlais Incantation pour un Jour-Saint
D'indy Prelude in E flat minor, Op 66
Franck Pièce héroïque
Henri Mulet Rosace
Vierne Toccata in B flat minor
Next programme Monday 9.25pm


Unknown: David Sanger

: Hear and Now

Sarah Walker presents a concert given earlier this evening at St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge, London.
BBC Singers, Endymion Ensemble, Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (organ), conductor Simon Joly Simon Bainbridge Eicha (first performance)
Gabriel Jackson A Vision of Airplanes (first performance)
James MacMillan Wedding Introit
Arvo Part Puzzle (BBC commission; first performance)
Kevin Volans Walking Song David Knotts New work (first performance)
Kaija Saariaho Nuits, Adieux Producer Philip Tagney


Unknown: Sarah Walker
Unknown: Christopher Bowers-Broadbent
Conductor: Simon Joly
Conductor: Simon Bainbridge Eicha
Unknown: Gabriel Jackson
Unknown: Kevin Volans
Song: David Knotts
Producer: Philip Tagney

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

With Christopher Page.
5: Moon of All Music, Light of All
Singers. Including Guillaume Dufay 's Missa Ecce Ancilla Domini and the antiphon Ave Regina Celorum. Repeated from last Friday


Unknown: Guillaume Dufay
Unknown: Regina Celorum.

: Documenting the Blues

Repeated from Saturday 6pm

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Rossini La Cenerentola
Chorus of the Grand Theatre,
Geneva, Suisse Romande Orchestra, conductor Bruno Campanella
3.45 Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet:
Suites Nos 1 and 2 (excerpts)
Polish National RSO/Kazimierz Kord
4.20 Hungarian Gypsy Concert Music Hungarian Radio Gypsy Orchestra led by Sandor Lakatos (violin)
4.35 Tamas Major (violin), Agnes Csoma (viola), Peter Szabo (cello), Gyorgy Oravecz (piano), Zoltan Juhasz (shepherd's pipe and bagpipes), Zoltan Kocsis (piano)
Liszt Hungarian Coronation March Bartok Funeral March (Kossuth)
Webem Cello Sonata Bartok From
Gyergyo: Bagpipe tunes from Barok's collection; Andante; Three Folk
Songs from the Csik District
Dohnanyi Serenade Op 10 Liszt
Hungarian Royal Song Kodaly Adagio Brahms Piano Trio No 3 in C minor,
Op 101
6.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Bruno Campanella
Conductor: Prokofiev Romeo
Violin: Sandor Lakatos
Violin: Agnes Csoma
Viola: Peter Szabo
Piano: Gyorgy Oravecz
Piano: Zoltan Juhasz
Piano: Zoltan Kocsis
Unknown: Dohnanyi Serenade
Angelina: Sonia Ganassi(contralto)
Clorinda: Jeannette Fischer(soprano)
Thisbe: Anna Steiger(mezzo)
Don Ramiro: Raul Gimenez(tenor)
Don Magnifico: Enzo Dara(bass)

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