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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor , including
Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No 1 in G minor
Stephen Hough , City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conductor Lawrence Foster
6.24 Hovhaness Symphony No 2 (Mysterious Mountain)
Dallas Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Litton
7.03 Beethoven Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage Berlin Radio Chorus and Symphony Orchestra, conductor Karl Anton Rickenbacher
7.32 Arne Cantata: The Morning Emma Kirkby (soprano), Parley of Instruments, conductor Roy Goodman
8.05 Arnold Sarabande ; Polka
(Solitaire) Bournemouth Symphony
Orchestra, conducted by the Composer
8.39 Mozart Symphony No 33 in B flat, K319 Orpheus CO


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Unknown: Stephen Hough
Conductor: Lawrence Foster
Conductor: Andrew Litton
Conductor: Karl Anton Rickenbacher
Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Conductor: Roy Goodman
Conductor: Arnold Sarabande

: Morning Collection

With Peter Hobday.
Vivaldi Concerto in C for Two
Trumpets, RV537
Michael Laird and lain Wilson, Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood
9.09 Chopin Four Mazurkas, Op 17 Artur Rubinstein (piano)
9.22 Roussel Symphony No 1 (Poem of the Forest)
French Radio Philharmonic, conductor Marek Janowski Discs


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Michael Laird
Director: Christopher Hogwood
Piano: Artur Rubinstein
Conductor: Marek Janowski

: Musical Encounters

With Mark Rowlinson.
Novak Among the Children (Slovak Suite)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, conductor Libor Pesek
10.05 Masterprize:
Andrew March Marine - Ã Travers les Arbres
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Philip Ellis
10.15 Scriabin Piano Sonata No 2, Op 30
Paul Janes (piano)
10.25 Prokofiev Overture on Hebrew
Giora Fiedman (clarinet), Juilliard Quartet, Yefim Bronfman (piano)
10.35 Dvorak Overture: My Home Czech Philharmonic, conductor Libor Pesek
10.55 Victoria Alma Redemptoris Mater The Sixteen, conductor Harry Christophers
11.00 Artists of the Week:
Schubert Octet in F, D803


Unknown: Mark Rowlinson.
Conductor: Libor Pesek
Conductor: Philip Ellis
Piano: Paul Janes
Clarinet: Giora Fiedman
Piano: Yefim Bronfman
Conductor: Libor Pesek
Conductor: Harry Christophers

: Composer of the Week: Vaughan Williams

With David Huckvale.
2: The Tudor Revival
Fantasia on "Greensleeves"
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Adrian Boult
Phantasy Quintet
Music Group of London Mass in G minor
Corydon Singers, conductor Matthew Best
Five Tudor Portraits
Guildford Choral Society, Philharmonia, conductor Hilary Davan Wetton Repeated next Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: David Huckvale.
Conductor: Adrian Boult
Conductor: Hilary Davan Wetton

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Haydn Plus
Concluding the series of concerts given last year in St George's,
Brandon Hill , Bristol, based around the chamber works of Haydn. Introduced by Chris de Souza. Emperor Quartet
Haydn String Quartet in F, Op 50 No 5 (Dream)
Webern Six Bagatelles, Op 9
Mozart String Quartet in F. K590 Repeat


Unknown: Brandon Hill
Introduced By: Chris de Souza.

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductors Masahiko Enkoji and Mark Wigglesworth ,
Stephen Hough (piano)
Sibelius Lemminkainen and the Maidens of Saari; Lemminkainen's 's Return (Legends)
Brahms Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat
Sibelius Symphony No 2


Unknown: Mark Wigglesworth
Piano: Stephen Hough
Piano: Sibelius Lemminkainen

: 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
Repeated from yesterday 10pm


Soprano: Susan Roberts
Songs By: Charles Ives
Songs By: Elliott Carter

: Music Machine

Political Songs
2: Raise Your Banners.
Tommy Pearson drops in on a rehearsal of Glasgow's socialist women's choir, Eurydice, and finds out about the history of political music-making in Britain.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

With Sean Rafferty.
A 25th-birthday celebration is featured in the programme today as the Chilingirian Quartet visits the studio. Meanwhile, in Leipzig on the 150th anniversary of Mendelssohn's death, conductor Kurt Masur talks about the composer's house, the city's newest museum. Music includes Mendelssohn's Piano
Concerto No 2 in D minor performed by Howard Shelley and the London Mozart Players at 5.40.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty.
Conductor: Kurt Masur
Unknown: Howard Shelley

: Performance on 3

From the Adrian Boult Hall in Birmingham, introduced by Chris Wines.
Philip Langridge (tenor),
David Owen Norris (piano) Schubert Winterreise


Unknown: Adrian Boult Hall
Introduced By: Chris Wines.
Tenor: Philip Langridge
Piano: David Owen Norris

: 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.
2: Poet Tom Paulin and critic and writer Seamus Deane on Joyce's historical and political imagination.


Unknown: James Joyce
Unknown: Tom Paulin
Unknown: Seamus Deane

: London Sinfonietta

Conductor Markus Stenz ,
Rex Lawson (pianola)
A celebration of the mechanical and the human in music, from the pianola, the king of mechanical musical instruments, to the breath of life in Elliott Carter 's Esprit Rude/Esprit Doux.
Knussen Two Organa
Carter Esprit Rude/Esprit Doux Ades Living Toys
Lindberg Corrente 11 Stravinsky Madrid
Nancarrow Studies for Player Piano Nos 1 and 21 Nancarrow, arr Mikhashoff Studies for Player Piano Nos 6, 9 and 7


Conductor: Markus Stenz
Pianola: Rex Lawson
Unknown: Elliott Carter

: Night Waves

From 11th-century crusades against Jewish communities to contemporary fiction, the ambitious Yale Companion to Jewish Writing and Thought in German Culture 1096-1996 attempts to explore the extraordinary production of writers and thinkers within cultures that have so often proved hostile. Richard Coles talks to editor Jack Zipes about the aims of the survey and the paradoxes it attempts to unravel. And Peter Gill directs actress Deborah Findlay in Tongue of a Bird, a new play by Ellen McLaughlin in which a search and rescue pilot, hunting for a lost child, starts to question the death of her own mother. Night Waves reports from tonight's opening. Producer Abigail Appleton


Talks: Richard Coles
Editor: Jack Zipes
Editor: Peter Gill
Unknown: Deborah Findlay
Play By: Ellen McLaughlin
Producer: Abigail Appleton

: Composer of the Week: Dussek

With Geoffrey Baskerville. Dussek's relationships with women were unhappy. The composer Jean-
Baptiste Krumpholtz drowned himself in the Seine after "le beau Dussek" ran off with his wife, and Dussek deserted his own wife and daughter when he was made bankrupt, leaving his father-in-law to be sent to prison instead.
Jean-Michel Forest (speaker), Andreas Staier (fortepiano) Duetto in F, Op 26
Jana Bouskova (harp), Josef Hala (piano)
Piano Sonata in A flat, Op 64 (Le Retour a Paris) Andreas Staier
Repeated from last Tuesday


Unknown: Geoffrey Baskerville.
Unknown: Baptiste Krumpholtz
Unknown: Andreas Staier
Harp: Jana Bouskova
Piano: Josef Hala
Unknown: Andreas Staier

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather introduces a set from Platypus, led by Gerard Presencer (flugel), with John Paricelli (guitar),
Steve Hamilton (keyboards), Andrew Cleyndert (double bass), Gary Husband (drums).


Introduces: Digby Fairweather
Unknown: Gerard Presencer
Guitar: John Paricelli
Guitar: Steve Hamilton
Unknown: Andrew Cleyndert

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Bavarian Radio Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Lorin Maazel
Schubert Symphony No 8 in B minor (Unfinished) Bruckner Symphony No 8 in C minor
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: Lorin Maazel
Unknown: Eadar Eisdeachd

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