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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor , including
Mozart Idomeneo: Ballet Music No 1
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Grant Llewellyn
6.15 Tchaikovsky Overture: Hamlet New Philharmonia, conductor Antal Dorati
7.03 Vivaldi Violin Concerto in B flat, Op 12 No 6
Pavlo Beznosiuk, Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood
7.32 Chabrter Lied; Toutes les Fleurs Felicity Lott (soprano),
Graham Johnson (piano)
8.05 Beethoven Overture:
Chamber Orchestra of Europe, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt
8.40 Bantock Celtic Symphony Royal Philharmonic, conductor Vernon Handley


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
Conductor: Antal Dorati
Director: Christopher Hogwood
Soprano: Felicity Lott
Piano: Graham Johnson
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Conductor: Vernon Handley

: Morning Collection

With Peter Hobday.
Prokofiev Symphony No I in D (Classical)
Philharmonia, conductor Efrem Kurtz
9.14 Johann Strauss (son), transcr Webern Waltz: The Gypsy Baron Berlin Soloists,
Philip Moll (harmonium),
Elisabeth Leonskaya (piano)
9.23 Handel Concerto Grosso in B minor, Op 6 No 12
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
9.35 Saint-Saens Symphony No 2 in A minor
Tapiola Sinfonietta , conductor Jean-Jacques Kantorow Discs


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Efrem Kurtz
Conductor: Johann Strauss
Soloists: Philip Moll
Piano: Elisabeth Leonskaya
Conductor: Tapiola Sinfonietta
Conductor: Jean-Jacques Kantorow

: Musical Encounters

Stephanie Hughes follows the trail to Britten through Haydn's pupil Pleyel. Haydn Missa Brevis in F, H XXII 1 Academy of Ancient Music, conductor Simon Preston
10.15 Pleyel Sonatina No 3 in F Martin Souter (square piano) 10.25 Paganini Introduction and Variations (Di Tanti Palpiti) Maxim Vengerov (violin), Itamar Golan (piano) 10.37 Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
The Composer (piano), Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Leopold Stokowski
11.03 Bax Tintagel Ulster Orchestra, conductor Bryden Thomson
11.19 Artists of the Week:
Chilingirian Quartet
Elgar String Quartet in E minor, Op 83
11.47 Britten Canticle III: Still Falls the Rain
Anthony Rolfe-Johnson (tenor), Michael Thompson (horn), Roger Vignoles (piano)


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Conductor: Simon Preston
Unknown: Martin Souter
Violin: Maxim Vengerov
Piano: Itamar Golan
Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Conductor: Bryden Thomson
Tenor: Anthony Rolfe-Johnson
Horn: Michael Thompson
Piano: Roger Vignoles

: Composer of the Week; Dussek

With Geoffrey Baskerville. For two years Dussek was Kapellmeister to Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia, and he followed his employer from one battlefield to another, playing, drinking and generally living the good life. His Concerto for Two Pianos was premiered the night before the prince's death at the battle of Saalfeld in October 1806.
Concerto in B flat for Two Pianos, Op 63 Frantisek Maxian and Jan Panenka , Czech Philharmonic, conductor Zdenek Chalabala
Piano Sonata in F sharp minor, Op 61 (Elegie Harmonique)
Andreas Staier (fortepiano)
Repeated next Wednesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Geoffrey Baskerville.
Unknown: Prince Louis Ferdinand
Unknown: Frantisek Maxian
Unknown: Jan Panenka
Conductor: Zdenek Chalabala
Unknown: Andreas Staier

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

From the Wigmore Hall, London.
Leopold String Trio:
Marianne Thorsen (violin), Sarah-Jane Bradley (viola), Kate Gould (cello)
Mozart Divertimento in E flat, K563 TICKETS: phone (0171) [number removed]


Violin: Marianne Thorsen
Violin: Sarah-Jane Bradley
Viola: Kate Gould
Cello: Mozart Divertimento

: Midweek Choice: [number removed]

To celebrate Halloween, Susan Sharpe invites listeners' requests for music on the theme of ghosts, witches and things that go bump in the night.
Producer Brian Jackson Discs
WRITTEN REQUESTS: Midweek Choice, [address removed]
FAX: [number removed]
E-MAIL: [email address removed]


Unknown: Susan Sharpe
Producer: Brian Jackson

: Choral Evensong

From Chelmsford Cathedral
Introit: God Be in My Head (Philip Wilby )
Responses (Reading)
Office Hymn: O for a Thousand Tongues (Arden)
Psalms 142 and 143 (Cherubini arr Deffel, Stainer)
First Lesson: Proverbs 22, vv l-16
Canticles: Westminster Service (Howells)
Second Lesson: 1 John 2, vv 22-end
Anthem: Nearer My God to Thee (Horbury)
Organ Voluntary: Improvisation sur le Te Deum (Tournemire, reconstr Durufle)
Master of the music: Graham Elliott
Assistant master of the music: Neil Weston.


Master of the music: Graham Elliott
Assistant master of the music: Neil Weston.

: In Tune

With the publication of the second part of her autobiography,
Doris Lessing explains how her passion for music has shaped her life. And, to continue this week's look at dance and music, choreographer Richard Alston tells presenter
Humphrey Carpenter why he has chosen pieces from Rameau to Britten for his company's new triple bill at the Royal Northern College of Music. Tonight's music includes Shura Cherkassky 's recording of Beethoven's Piano Sonata in E flat, Op 27 No 1.


Unknown: Doris Lessing
Unknown: Richard Alston
Presenter: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Shura Cherkassky

: Performance on 3

A concert of operatic music from Mozart's Vienna, ending with Der
Schauspieldirektor, his comic opera about the trials and tribulations of a travelling opera company. Before it, music by Mozart's friends and contemporaries, some of whom may have influenced him.
Laura Claycomb and Christiane Oelze (sopranos), Jamie MacDougall
(tenor), Jeremy White and Michael John Pearson (basses), Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, conductor Ivan Fischer
Storace Overture: Gli Equivoci
Gazzaniga Introduzione e Scena (Don Giovanni )
Paisiello Ma Dov 'eri Tu Stordito (II Barbiere di Siviglia)
Mozart Misera , Dove Son! K369
Salieri Overture: Prima la Musica e
Poi le Parole
Martin Y Soler Pace Caro Mio Sposo (Una Cosa Rara)
Mozart Vorrei Spiegarvi , Oh Dio,
K418; Dite Almeno , in Che Mancai, K479; Der Schauspieldirektor Second concert next Wednesday


Unknown: Laura Claycomb
Sopranos: Christiane Oelze
Sopranos: Jamie MacDougall
Tenor: Jeremy White
Tenor: Michael John Pearson
Conductor: Ivan Fischer
Unknown: Gli Equivoci
Unknown: Gazzaniga Introduzione
Unknown: Don Giovanni
Unknown: Paisiello Ma Dov
Unknown: Tu Stordito
Unknown: Mozart Misera
Unknown: Mozart Vorrei Spiegarvi
Unknown: Dite Almeno

: Postscript

Radio Poems
Five specially commissioned poems blending words and sound. 3: Once Upon a Zoo By Lavinia Greenlaw.


Unknown: Lavinia Greenlaw.

: German Romantic Choral Music

BBC Singers, conductor David Hill
Rheinberger Mass for Double Chorus Bruckner Du Bist Wie eine Blume;
Das Edle Herz
Cornelius So Weich und Warm
Mahler Ich Bin der Welt Abhanden Gekommen


Conductor: David Hill

: Ensemble

Penny Gore introduces a recital by the Rogeri Trio.
Mozart Trio in C, K548
Rachmaninov Trio Elegaique in G minor Producer Nigel Wilkinson Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Introduces: Penny Gore
Producer: Nigel Wilkinson

: Night Waves

Life on the Edge. Love them or loathe them, the suburbs have become central to British culture.
Patrick Wright goes in search of suburban muses and examines the future of life on the edge. Producer Matthew Dodd


Unknown: Patrick Wright
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: Composer of the Week: Walton

Behind the Façade With Sandy Burnett.
Four Songs after
Sitwell Jill Gomez (soprano), City of London Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
Belshazzar's Feast
Benjamin Luxon (baritone), London Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, conductor Georg Solti
Repeated from last Wednesday


Unknown: Sandy Burnett.
Soprano: Sitwell Jill Gomez
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Baritone: Benjamin Luxon
Conductor: Georg Solti

: Jazz Notes

Continuing the week of jazz guitar music. Over two programmes,
Campbell Burnap presents a selection of great jazz guitarists on record.
1: Pioneers and Swing Stars. Featuring Eddie Lang , Django Reinhardt , Charlie Christian and Freddie Green.


Unknown: Eddie Lang
Unknown: Django Reinhardt
Unknown: Charlie Christian
Unknown: Freddie Green.

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Prague Spring Festival Czech PO/Viadimir Valek, Vaclav Hudecek (violin), Jaroslav Tuma (organ)
Respighl Roman Festivals Sibelius Violin Concerto Saint-Saens
Symphony No 3 in C minor (Organ)
2.35 Mozart Piano Sonata in F,
K280; Adagio in B minor, K540 Mitsuko Uchida
3.20 Budapest Festival
Orchestra/Ivan Fischer Uszt Tasso Mahler Symphony No 6
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Violin: Vaclav Hudecek
Violin: Jaroslav Tuma
Unknown: Mitsuko Uchida

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