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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor , including
Mozart Idomeneo: Ballet Music No 2
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Grant Llewellyn
6.15 Mozart Flute Concerto in G,
Jonathan Snowden ,
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Grant Llewellyn
7.03 Handel Suite No 5 in E,
HWV430 (Harmonious Blacksmith) Murray Perahia (piano)
7.32 Grieg Peer Gynt: Suite No 2 Norwegian Radio Orchestra, conductor Ari Rasilainen
8.05 Rosenthal Carnival of Vienna
Piers Lane (piano)
8.44 lbert Divertissement
Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Eugene Ormandy


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
Unknown: Jonathan Snowden
Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
Piano: Murray Perahia
Conductor: Ari Rasilainen
Conductor: Eugene Ormandy

: Morning Collection

With Peter Hobday.
Hoist A Somerset Rhapsody London Philharmonic, conductor Adrian Boult
9.09 Handel Concerto Grosso in D,
HWV335a Leslie Pearson (organ),
English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Raymond Leppard
9.20 Saint-Saens Symphony No 3 in C minor (Organ)
Simon Preston (organ), Berlin Philharmonic, conductor James Levine


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Adrian Boult
Unknown: Leslie Pearson
Conductor: Raymond Leppard
Unknown: Simon Preston
Conductor: James Levine

: Musical Encounters

With Stephanie Hughes , including music by Debussy, Nadia Boulanger and Copland.
Artists of the Week:
Chilingirian Quartet
Haydn String Quartet in E flat, Op 71 No 3
10.23 Beethoven Serenade in D,
Op 25 Susan Milan (flute), Levon Chilingirian (violin), Louise Williams (viola)
10.47 Beethoven, transcr Liszt An die Feme Geliebte
Nikolai Demidenko (piano)
11.11 Masterprize Carl Vine
Descent (Metropolis: the Workers' View) BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Lionel Friend
11.23 Wilfred Josephs Concerto for Light Orchestra Ulster Orchestra, conductor Gabriel Chmura
11.36 Walton Improvisations on an Impromptu of Benjamin Britten London Philharmonic, conductor Bryden Thomson
11.52 Britten Canticle V: The Death of Saint Narcissus
Philip Langridge (tenor), Osian Ellis (harp)


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Unknown: Nadia Boulanger
Unknown: Beethoven Serenade
Violin: Levon Chilingirian
Viola: Louise Williams
Piano: Nikolai Demidenko
Piano: Masterprize Carl
Conductor: Lionel Friend
Conductor: Wilfred Josephs
Conductor: Gabriel Chmura
Conductor: Bryden Thomson
Tenor: Philip Langridge
Harp: Osian Ellis

: Composer of the Week: Dussek

With Geoffrey Baskerville. By the time he reached 50, Le Beau
Dussek no longer cut the dashing figure of his youth. He was drinking too much, experimenting with stimulants, and had grown obese. But despite spending much of his time in bed, he still managed to write some of his deepest and most affecting music.
Piano Sonata in F minor, Op 77 (L'lnvocation)
Rudolf Firkusny Duo in F, Op 73
Kyung-Hee Kim (harp),
Laure Colladant (fortepiano) Repeated next Friday 11.30pm


Unknown: Geoffrey Baskerville.
Unknown: Rudolf Firkusny
Harp: Kyung-Hee Kim

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Double Take
I From St George's,
Brandon Hill , Bristol. Chris de Souza introduces familiar works in less familiar guises, with transcriptions, arrangements and alternative versions of original compositions. Haffner Ensemble Mozart Adagio and Allegro for a Musical Clock, K594; Andante for a Musical Clock, K616
Berkeley, after Bach Re-Inventions Bizet, arr Davies Jeux d'Enfants


Unknown: Brandon Hill
Introduces: Chris de Souza
Unknown: Davies Jeux

: The BBC Archive

The Highways and Byways of Lied Leo Black recalls memorable events and personalities from his years as a BBC music producer, including a concert given in 1962 to celebrate the opening of Coventry's new cathedral with music by Mendelssohn and Brahms, and Beethoven's Elegischer Gesang. The performers were Heather Harper
(soprano), Janet Baker (mezzo), John Mitchinson (tenor), John Shirley-Quirk (baritone) and the Martin Quartet. Schubert's anniversary year is celebrated with Ian Partridge singing Sei Mir Gegrusst , and Gyorgy Pauk (violin) and Peter Frankl (piano) performing the Fantasy in C, D934. There is a tribute to Welsh soprano Mary Thomas , who died earlier this year, including her performance of Dallapiccola's Quattro Liriche di
Antonio Machado with the composer at the piano. Plus the songs of Eisler, and Krenek's cantata Durch die Nacfit with the Wigmore Ensemble, conductor Jacques-Louis Monod. Producer Vicky Whitaker
REQUESTS: to hear a memorable broadcast from the archive send a request to:
Paul Guinery , Room 4005, Broadcasting House Extension, London W1A 1AA


Unknown: Leo Black
Soprano: Heather Harper
Soprano: Janet Baker
Tenor: John Mitchinson
Tenor: John Shirley-Quirk
Unknown: Martin Quartet.
Unknown: Ian Partridge
Unknown: Sei Mir Gegrusst
Violin: Gyorgy Pauk
Violin: Peter Frankl
Soprano: Mary Thomas
Conductor: Jacques-Louis Monod.
Producer: Vicky Whitaker
Unknown: Paul Guinery

: Music Restored

Celebrating the Glory of the Voice Introduced by George Pratt.
To the Unknown Goddess. A concert celebrating composer Barbara Strozzi given in July in the Guildhall, York. Catherine Bott (soprano),
Paula Chateauneuf (chitarrone), Frances Kelly (harp),
Timothy Roberts (harpsichord) Ardo in Tacito Foco; L'Amante Segreto; Gite o Giorni Dolenti; Appresso ai Molli Argenti Repeated from yesterday 10pm


Introduced By: George Pratt.
Unknown: Barbara Strozzi
Soprano: Catherine Bott
Soprano: Paula Chateauneuf
Harp: Frances Kelly
Harpsichord: Timothy Roberts

: Music Machine

Counting Aloud
4: Really Odd Numbers. Verity Sharp takes five, dances to the most irrational rhythms, and ends up in a very strange loop.


Unknown: Verity Sharp

: In Tune

The remarkable scores of such film classics as Dr Zhivago, A Passage to India and Lawrence of Arabia were integral to the making of the movies. As a new season of David Lean films begins at the Barbican Centre,
Humphrey Carpenter discusses how important music was to the director with biographer Kevin Brownlow. Music tonight includes Barber's Violin Concerto.


Unknown: David Lean
Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Kevin Brownlow.

: Performance on 3

From St David 's Hall, Cardiff, a contribution to the BBC at
75 celebrations.
Anne Evans (soprano),
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Mark Wigglesworth
Debussy Prelude a I'Apres-Midi d'un Faune
Wagner, orch Motti Wesendonk-Lieder
8.05 Shostakovich's Leningrad
Gerard McBurney explores the city that shaped so much of Shostakovich's music.
8.25 Shostakovich Symphony No 10


Unknown: St David
Soprano: Anne Evans
Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth
Unknown: Motti Wesendonk-Lieder

: Postscript

Radio Poems
Five specially commissioned poems blending words and sound.
5: Hopewell Haiku. By Paul Muldoon.


Unknown: Paul Muldoon.

: Hear and Now

Andrew Sparling presents a concert recorded last Sunday by the improvising trio Dangerous Kitchen, featuring Stan Sulzmann on saxophones and flutes, and Simon Allen and Martin Pyne on percussion. They are joined by the Kitchen Unit in a sequence of solos, duos and group improvisations at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, including new compositions by Sulzmann, Pyne and Tony Hymas and the first performance of Bluetime, a homage to late-night jazz broadcasts by Ian Gardiner. Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Andrew Sparling
Unknown: Stan Sulzmann
Unknown: Simon Allen
Unknown: Martin Pyne
Unknown: Tony Hymas
Unknown: Ian Gardiner.
Producer: Alan Hall

: Composer of the Week Walton

Behind the Façade With Sandy Burnett. Façade 2
Peggy Ashcroft and Jeremy Irons (speakers), London Sinfonietta, conductor Riccardo Chailly
Battle in the Air (Film music: Battle of Britain)
London Philharmonic, conductor Carl Davis
Violin Sonata
Kenneth Sillito , Hamish Milne (piano) Orb and Sceptre March
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, conductor Charles Groves
Repeated from last Friday


Unknown: Sandy Burnett.
Unknown: Peggy Ashcroft
Unknown: Jeremy Irons
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Conductor: Carl Davis
Unknown: Kenneth Sillito
Piano: Hamish Milne
Conductor: Charles Groves

: Documenting the Blues

A look at the tradition of vocal quartets. Repeated from Saturday 6pm

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Handel Agrippina
English Baroque Soloists, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
4.50 Bach Cello Suites Nos 3, 4 and 5 Jaap ter Linden (Baroque cello)
6.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Claudio: Alastair Miles (bass)
Agrippina: Della Jones (mezzo)
Nerone: Derek Lee Ragin (countertenor)
Poppea: Donna Brown (soprano)
Ottone: Michael Chance (countertenor)
Pallante: George Mosley (baritone)
Narciso: Jonathan Peter Kenny (countertenor)
Lesbo: Julian Clarkson (bantone)
Giunone: Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo)

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