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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor , including Hummel Concertino in G
London Mozart Players, director Howard Shelley (piano)
6.20 Prokofiev Violin Concerto No 1
Anne-Sophie Mutter,
National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Mstislav Rostropovich
7.03 Handel Concerto Grosso in B minor, Op 6 No 12
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
7.32 Berlioz La Spectre de la Rose (Nuits d'Ete)
Susan Graham (soprano),
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, conductor John Nelson
8.05 Chabrier Bourree Fantasque Detroit Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paul Paray
8.44 Uszt Réminiscences de Don Juan
Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano)


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Piano: Howard Shelley
Conductor: Mstislav Rostropovich
Soprano: Susan Graham
Conductor: John Nelson
Conductor: Paul Paray
Unknown: Don Juan
Piano: Marc-Andre Hamelin

: Morning Collection

Peter Hobday. Vivaldi Concerto in B minor for Four
Violins and Cello, RV580
Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood
9.09 Chopin Four Mazurkas, Op 33 Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
9.19 Roussel Symphony No 2 in B flat French National Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit Discs


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Director: Christopher Hogwood
Piano: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Conductor: Charles Dutoit

: Musical Encounters

With Mark Rowlinson.
Rachmaninov Isle of the Dead
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jacques van Steen
10.25 Tallis In Pace, in Idipsum
Taverner Choir, director Andrew Parrott
10.30 Novak The Night (Slovak Suite) Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, conductor Libor Pesek
10.40 Ture Rangstrom Serenade Hakan Hagegard (baritone), Thomas Schuback (piano)
10.44 Masterprize:
Andrew March Marine a Travers les
Arbres BBC Philharmonic, conductor Philip Ellis
10.55 Schubert Des Fischers Liebesgluck
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Gerald Moore (piano)
11.15 Victoria Magnificat a 8 The Sixteen, conductor Harry Christophers
11.25 Artists of the Week:
Mendelssohn Octet in E flat, Op 20


Unknown: Mark Rowlinson.
Conductor: Jacques van Steen
Director: Andrew Parrott
Baritone: Hakan Hagegard
Piano: Thomas Schuback
Conductor: Philip Ellis
Baritone: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Piano: Gerald Moore
Piano: Victoria Magnificat
Conductor: Harry Christophers

: Composer of the Week: Vaughan Williams

With David Huckvale.
5: Virtuosity
Suite in G (Rondo)
Peter Jacobs (piano) Oboe Concerto
Celia Nicklin , Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
Piano Concerto
Piers Lane,
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, conductor Vernon Handley
Romance for Harmonica, Strings and Piano
Tommy Reilly (harmonica),
Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
Repeated next Friday 11.30pm


Unknown: David Huckvale.
Piano: Peter Jacobs
Unknown: Celia Nicklin
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Piano: Tommy Reilly
Conductor: Neville Marriner

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Double Take
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. Nelson Goerner (piano)
Bach, transcr Brahms Chaconne in D minor
Bach, transcr Busoni Toccata,
Adagio and Fugue in C, BWV564 Rachmaninov Lilacs, Op 21 No 5; Daisies, Op 38 No 3
Schulz-Evler Arabesques on a Theme from Strauss's "Blue Danube"


Unknown: Brandon Hill
Introduces: . Chris de Souza
Piano: Nelson Goerner

: The BBC Archive

Après la Guerre
Richard Langham Smith searches the archive for French chamber music written during and after the First World War.
Poulenc Rapsodie Negre
Jean-Christoph Benoit (baritone),
Soloists of the Paris Conservatoire
Orchestra, conductor Georges Pretre Debussy Violin Sonata in G minor Jean Pougnet, Wilfrid Parry (piano)
Faure Cello Sonata No 2 in G minor, Op 117
Maurice Gendron , Jean Francaix (piano) Milhaud Machines Agricoles Sauguet Cantata: La Voyante Elise Ross (soprano),
Nash Ensemble , conductor Ian Brown
Caplet Conte Fantastique for Harp and String Quartet Nash Ensemble Ravel Trois Poemes de Stephane Mallarme
Margaret Price (soprano), Wigmore Ensemble, James Lockhart (piano) 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


Piano: Wilfrid Parry
Unknown: Maurice Gendron
Piano: Jean Francaix
Soprano: Nash Ensemble
Conductor: Ian Brown
Conductor: Caplet Conte
Piano: James Lockhart
Producer: Vicky Whitaker
Unknown: Paul Guinery

: Music Restored

Celebrating the Glory of the Voice The last of eight programmes from the York Early Music Festival is a concert given by I Fagiolini. Introduced by George Pratt. Repeated from yesterday 10pm


Introduced By: George Pratt.

: Music Machine

Political Songs
4: Satire - What's the Ugliest Part of Your Body? From broadside ballads and Kurt Weill to Frank Zappa and Spitting Image, Tommy Pearson looks at the role of music in holding up a distorting mirror to the rich and powerful.


Unknown: Kurt Weill
Unknown: Frank Zappa
Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

With Sean Rafferty.
As the 41st London Film Festival gets under way, Sean Rafferty looks back at the role of the British cinema pianist. Music today includes Callas singing Bellini, Daniel Barenboim playing tango, and, at 6.35, the recording of Ravel's Piano Trio as featured in the film Un Coeur en Hiver.
The studio guest is tenor
Roberto Alagna , who introduces his new CD of serenades.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty.
Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Daniel Barenboim
Tenor: Roberto Alagna

: Performance on 3

A concert celebrating the music of Peter Maxwell Davies given in May at the Royal Northern College of Music,
Manchester. Lucy Shelton (soprano), BBC Philharmonic, conductor Peter Maxwell Davies
Maxwell Davies 7 In Nomine:
Revelation and Fall
Beethoven Symphony No 3 in E flat (Eroica)


Unknown: Peter Maxwell Davies
Soprano: Manchester. Lucy Shelton
Conductor: Peter Maxwell Davies
Conductor: Maxwell Davies

: 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.
5: Novelist and poet Michele Roberts says yes to Molly Bloom.


Unknown: James Joyce
Unknown: Michele Roberts
Unknown: Molly Bloom.

: A Short Symphony

Aaron Copland conducts the London Symphony Orchestra in his own fiendishly difficult Short Symphony. Premiered in Mexico City in the thirties, it had to wait nearly ten years before an American orchestra felt up to playing it.

: Hear and Now

Sarah Walker introduces the last of this season's recordings from the Institute of Contemporary Arts. Garth Knox (viola), Ensemble
Expose, director Roger Redgate lannis Xenakis Embellie
Paul Davies Genji 's Visit to Utsesem) Alan Thomas (guitar)
Richard Barrett Anatomy James Dillon Siorram
Bent Sorensen Funeral Procession
Brian Ferneyhough Incipits Producer Alan Hall


Introduces: Sarah Walker
Viola: Garth Knox
Director: Roger Redgate
Unknown: Xenakis Embellie
Unknown: Paul Davies Genji
Guitar: Alan Thomas
Guitar: Richard Barrett
Unknown: James Dillon
Producer: Alan Hall

: 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 'Invocation)
Rudolf Firkusny Duo in F, Op 73
Kyung-Hee Kim (harp),
Laure Colladant (fortepiano) Repeated from last Friday


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

: Documenting the Blues

Repeated Friday 12.30am

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Wagner Tristan und Isolde
Bavarian Radio Chorus and Symphony Orchestra, conductor Lorin Maazel
5.10 Mozart String Quintet in C, K515 Endellion Quartet, Atar Arad (viola)
6.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Wagner Tristan
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Viola: Atar Arad
Tristan: Jon Frederic West (tenor)
Isolde: Hildegard Behrens (mezzo)
King Mark: Matti Salminen (bass)
Kurwenal: Alan Titus (bass)
Brangane: Ann Murray (mezzo)
Melot: Volker Vogel (tenor)
Young sailor: Kobie Van Rensburg (contralto)

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