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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor , including Tallis Spem in Alium
Choir of King's College, Cambridge, conductor David Willcocks
6.16 Beethoven Piano Sonata in E flat, Op 81a (Les Adieux) Vladimir Ashkenazy
7.03 Caccini, arr Brinums Ave Maria Inessa Galante (soprano),
Latvian NSO , conductor Alexander Vilumanis
7.32 Brahms Tragic Overture London Classical Players, conductor Roger Norrington
8.05 Gershwin, arr Rose Overture:
Strike Up the Band BBC Philharmonic, conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
8.45 Bach Double Violin Concerto in D minor, BWV1043 Rachel Podger (violin), Academy of Ancient Music, director Andrew Manze (violin) Editor Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Unknown: Tallis Spem
Conductor: David Willcocks
Unknown: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Soprano: Maria Inessa Galante
Soprano: Latvian Nso
Conductor: Alexander Vilumanis
Conductor: Roger Norrington
Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Violin: Rachel Podger
Violin: Andrew Manze
Editor: Andrew Lyle

: Morning Collection

With Peter Hobday , beginning a series of Chopin mazurkas and Roussel symphonies.
Bax Overture to a Picaresque Comedy LPO, conductor Bryden Thomson
9.11 Chopin Four Mazurkas, Op 6 Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
9.20 Mozart Duo No 1 in G, K423 Thomas Zehetmair (violin), Tabea Zimmermann (viola)
9.39 Chopin Five Mazurkas, Op 7 Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
9.49 Boyce Symphony No 5 in D English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
Producer Tony Cheevers Discs


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Conductor: Bryden Thomson
Violin: Thomas Zehetmair
Viola: Tabea Zimmermann
Piano: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Producer: Tony Cheevers

: Musical Encounters

With Mark Rowlinson , including music by Masterprize semi-finalist John Luther Adams.
10.00 Tchaikovsky Capriccio Italien BBC Philharmonic, conductor Vasili Sinaisky
10.16 Musorgsky The Nursery Boris Christoff (bass),
Alexandre Labinsky (piano)
10.30 Masterprize:
John Luther Adams The Time of Drumming BBC Philharmonic, conductor Philip Ellis
10.45 Haydn Fantasia in C, H XVII 4 Paul Janes (piano)
10.55 Novak In the Church (Slovak Suite) Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, conductor Libor Pesek
11.10 Tallis Loquebantur Variis Linguis a 7 Taverner Choir, director Andrew Parrott
11.20 Artists of the Week: Hausmusik
Beethoven Septet in E flat, Op 20 Producer Julian Gregory


Unknown: Mark Rowlinson
Unknown: John Luther Adams.
Conductor: Vasili Sinaisky
Bass: Boris Christoff
Piano: Alexandre Labinsky
Unknown: John Luther Adams
Conductor: Philip Ellis
Conductor: Haydn Fantasia
Piano: Paul Janes
Unknown: Tallis Loquebantur Variis
Artists: Andrew Parrott
Producer: Julian Gregory

: Composer of the Week: Ralph Vaughan Williams

With David Huckvale.
1: Folk Song and Nationalism Linden Lea
Janet Baker (mezzo), Gerald Moore (piano)
Come Down, 0 Love Divine
Choir of Worcester Cathedral, conductor Christopher Robinson Norfolk Rhapsody
Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
Old King Cole
Northern Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
Five Variants of "Dives and Lazarus"
Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
Producer Andrew Mussett. Repeated next Monday 11.30pm. See also 6.55pm


Unknown: David Huckvale.
Unknown: Linden Lea
Unknown: Janet Baker
Piano: Gerald Moore
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Unknown: St Martin
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Producer: Andrew Mussett.

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

From St John's, Smith Square, London.
Pierre Amoyal (violin), Mikhail Rudy (piano)
Schoenberg Phantasy, Op 47 Janacek Violin Sonata
Brahms Violin Sonata No 2 in A, Op 100
Repeated Saturday lpm


Violin: Pierre Amoyal
Piano: Mikhail Rudy

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Conductors Sakari Oramo and Yan Pascal Tortelier
, Tzimon Barto (piano) Sibelius Suite: King Christian II (excerpts)
Walton Partita
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor
Sibelius Symphony No 1


Conductors: Sakari Oramo
Conductors: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Piano: Tzimon Barto

: Music Matters

Repeated from yesterday 12.15pm

: Music Machine

Political Songs
Presented by Ivan Hewett.
1: Propaganda - Just Say No Tommy Pearson looks at how governments around the world have used music to provide information and influence opinion on everything from war to sanitation. Producer David McGuinness
E-MAIL: music.machine@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Ivan Hewett.
Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Producer: David McGuinness

: In Tune

With Sean Rafferty.
I Can't Stand Wagner, the comic opera which has its European premiere in London this week, is featured in today's programme, And Sean Rafferty talks to violinist Gidon Kremer about his major new Brahms recording. Music includes
Gershwin's An American in Paris at
5.40, conducted by the great Italian Arturo Toscanini.
Producer Ann Marie O'Callaghan


Unknown: Sean Rafferty.
Talks: Sean Rafferty
Violinist: Gidon Kremer
Unknown: Arturo Toscanini.
Producer: Ann Marie O'Callaghan

: Sounding the Century: Performance on 3: The Pilgrim's Progress

From the Barbican, London, as part of the Vision of Albion festival. Vaughan Williams's opera represents the culmination of a lifetime's work on music inspired by John Bunyan's famous allegory. The Royal Opera's first production since the 1951 premiere is conducted by Richard Hickox and semi-staged by Joseph Ward , whose acclaimed Royal Northern College of Music production in 1992 triumphantly vindicated the work as true theatre. The name of the central character who struggles through the trials of life towards the Celestial City was changed by Vaughan Williams from the Christian to the Pilgrim. As he explained to a friend with characteristic bluntness, "I want the idea to be universal and appeal to anybody who aims at the spiritual life - Christian, Jew, Buddhist, Shintoist or Fifth Day Adventist!"
Introduced by Chris de Souza.
Other roles sung by Francis Egerton, Rebecca Evans, Susan Gritton, Robert Hayward, Anne-Marie Owens, Mark Padmore, Gidon Saks, Pamela Helen Stephen, Adrian Thompson, Roderick Williams, Donaldson Bell, Roland Brandman, Richard Coxon, Jonathan Fisher, Neil Gillespie, John Kerr and Christopher Keyte
Royal Opera Chorus, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, conductor Richard Hickox

Prologue; Acts 1 and 2

7.55 Vaughan Williams In Paradise
Stephen Johnson examines Vaughan Williams 's spiritual quest as reflected in his music.

8.10 Acts 3 and 4; Epilogue


Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Unknown: John Bunyan
Conducted By: Richard Hickox
Unknown: Joseph Ward
Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Introduced By: Chris de Souza.
Sung By: Francis Egerton.
Sung By: Rebecca Evans
Sung By: Susan Gritton
Sung By: Robert Hayward.
Sung By: Anne-Marie Owens.
Sung By: Mark Padmore.
Sung By: Gidon Saks.
Unknown: Pamela Helen Stephen.
Unknown: Adrian Thompson.
Unknown: Roderick Williams.
Unknown: Roland Brandman.
Unknown: Richard Coxon.
Unknown: Jonathan Fisher
Unknown: Neil Gillespie.
Unknown: John Kerr
Unknown: Christopher Keyte
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Unknown: Stephen Johnson
Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Pilgrim: Gerald Finley (baritone)
John Bunyan: Gwynne Howell(bass-Baritone)
Evangelist: Jeremy White (bass)

: Sounding the Century: Postscript

Ulysses: Epiphanies
A celebration of the 75th anniversary of the publication of one of this century's great books, James Joyce 's Ulysses. All this week, distinguished writers, artists and scholars nominate a chapter from this magnum opus and describe its transforming effect on them. 1: Poet Paul Muldoon on Telemachus, and novelist
John Banville on Nestor.
Producer Paul Quinn


Unknown: James Joyce
Unknown: Paul Muldoon
Unknown: John Banville
Producer: Paul Quinn

: Sounding the Century: Voices

American soprano Susan Roberts and pianist lain Burnside perform songs by Charles Ives and Elliott Carter, including a rare performance of his recent song cycle Of Challenge and of Love.
Ives Songs My Mother Taught Me; Memories; The Cage: Serenity
Carter Warble for Lilac Time; Of Challenge and of Love Producer Adam Gatehouse Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Soprano: Susan Roberts
Songs By: Charles Ives
Songs By: Elliott Carter
Producer: Adam Gatehouse

: Mixing It

Mark Russell and Robert Sandall present a unique mix of musical styles and influences. Producer Philip Tagney
MUSIC DETAILS: see BBC1 Ceefax page 652


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

: Composer of the Week: Jan Ladislav Dussek

With Geoffrey Baskerville.
Variations on "God Save the King";
Grand Duo in E flat, Op 38; Concerto in G minor, Op 49
Repeated from last Monday


Unknown: Geoffrey Baskerville.

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather introduces a set from the Dave Shepherd Quintet. Producer Terry Carter


Introduces: Digby Fairweather
Producer: Terry Carter

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Celebrity Recital Dawn Upshaw (soprano), Markus Hinterhauser
(piano). Songs by Wolf and Messlaen. Followed by: Bach Cantata No 199:
Mein Herze Schwimmt im Blut Members of Camerata Academica, Salzburg
2.05 Wolf String Quartet in D minor Ljubljana Quartet
3.00 Schools
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.
Soprano: Markus Hinterhauser

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