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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor , including Schumann Piano Quintet in E flat, Op 47 Alban Berg Quartet. Philippe Entremont (piano)
6.34 Monteverdi 1610 Vespers, Nos 1-4
Taverner Consort , Choir and Players, director Andrew Parrott
7.03 Johann Strauss (son) Waltz: Artist's Life
New York Philharmonic, conductor Leonard Bernstein
7.32 Haydn Symphony No 6 in D (Le Matin)
English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
8.05 Mozart, arr Sartorius Overture: The Marriage of Figaro Mozzafiato , director Charles Neidich
8.38 Schubert Symphony No 5 in B flat
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. conductor Charles Mackerras


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Unknown: Alban Berg
Piano: Philippe Entremont
Unknown: Taverner Consort
Director: Andrew Parrott
Director: Johann Strauss
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Unknown: Figaro Mozzafiato
Director: Charles Neidich
Conductor: Charles MacKerras

: Morning Collection

With Peter Hobday.
Mozart Symphony No 27 in G, K199 Vienna Concentus Musicus, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt
9.23 Chopin Four Mazurkas, Op 68 Artur Rubinstein (piano)
9.33 Roussel Symphony No 4 in A Lamoureux Concerts Orchestra, conductor Charles Munch


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Piano: Artur Rubinstein
Conductor: Charles Munch

: Musical Encounters

With Chris Wines.
Artist of the Week:
Andrew Manze (director/violin)
Scheibe Sinfonia in D (Cantata: Der Tempel des Ruhmes) Concerto Copenhagen
10.09 Vagn Holmboe Chamber Concerto No 4
Mikkel Futtrup (violin), Niels Ullner (cello), Anne Oland (piano), Danish Radio Sinfonietta, conductor Hannu Koivula
10.26 Alkan Concerto for Piano Solo
Marc-Andre Hamelin
11.11 Vitaii Capriccio Secondo , Op 7 No 5 Andrew Manze (violin), Cambridge Musick
11.16 Nielsen Symphony No 4 (Inextinguishable)
CBSO, conductor Simon Rattle


Unknown: Andrew Manze
Violin: Niels Ullner
Cello: Anne Oland
Conductor: Hannu Koivula
Unknown: Marc-Andre Hamelin
Unknown: Vitaii Capriccio Secondo
Violin: Andrew Manze
Conductor: Simon Rattle

: Composer of the Week: Ligeti

Presented by Stephen Plaistow in conversation with the composer. "I set out to do something new in each piece, but I believe I have always been the same composer, and I think this can be heard in my music. Every piece is somewhat different but not absolutely." Polyphonic Etude
Irina Kataeva and Pierre-Laurent
Aimard (piano duet)
Etude No 15: White on White
Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano) Viola Sonata
Tabea Zimmermann
Magyar Etudok
London Sinfonietta Voices, conductor Terry Edwards Hungarian Rock
Elisabeth Chojnacka (harpsichord) Repeated next Friday 11.30pm


Presented By: Stephen Plaistow
Unknown: Irina Kataeva
Conductor: Terry Edwards
Harpsichord: Elisabeth Chojnacka

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Double Take
From St George 's, Brandon Hill , Bristol. Chris de Souza inuuuuces familiar works in less familiar guises, with transcriptions, arrangements and alternative versions of original compositions. Coull Quartet, Allan Schiller (piano)
Mozart Adagio and Fugue in C minor, K546; Violin Sonata in B flat, K570:
Piano Concerto in A, K414


Unknown: St George
Unknown: Brandon Hill
Unknown: Chris de Souza
Piano: Allan Schiller
Piano: Mozart Adagio

: The BBC Archive

Paul Sacher
Denis McCaldin talks to the Swiss musical philanthropist and conductor Paul Sacher. In the twenties, Sacher formed the Basle Chamber Orchestra to explore music both old and new.
As well as conducting music from the years before Mozart, Sacher became the patron of modern music, commissioning new works from composers such as Strauss, Bartok, Stravinsky and Martinu. Music includes:
Frank Martin Ballade
August Wenzinger (cello),
Zurich Collegium Musicum, conductor Paul Sacher
Vivaldi Flute Concerto No 3 in D
Andre Jaunet , Zurich Collegium
Musicum, conductor Paul Sacher
Bartok Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta BBC Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Pierre Boulez
Mozart Divertimento in B flat, K99 Basle Chamber Orchestra, conductor Paul Sacher
Stravinsky Baste Concerto Halle Orchestra , conductor John Barbirolli
Producer Vicky Whitaker
REQUESTS: to hear a memorable broadcast from the archive should be sent to:
Paul Guinery , Room 4005. Broadcasting House Extension. London W1A 1AA


Unknown: Paul Sacher
Talks: Denis McCaldin
Conductor: Paul Sacher.
Unknown: Frank Martin Ballade
Conductor: Paul Sacher
Unknown: Andre Jaunet
Conductor: Paul Sacher
Conductor: Bartok Music
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Conductor: Mozart Divertimento
Conductor: Paul Sacher
Conductor: Stravinsky Baste
Conductor: Halle Orchestra
Conductor: John Barbirolli
Producer: Vicky Whitaker
Unknown: Paul Guinery

: Music Restored

Repeated from yesterday 10pm

: Music Machine

Music and Trance
Music and intuition have been linked for centuries in ancient cultures, but it has taken the western world of serious music a long time to acknowledge its power. Prokofiev and Scriabin began to experiment, but Cage and Stockhausen took things a whole lot further. Tommy Pearson finds out what happened when intellect met intuition.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

With Sean Rafferty.
Tonight's guest is American conductor and Mahlerian, Benjamin Zander. Sean Rafferty makes his pick of new CDs at 7.00, and other music includes works by Albinoni and Schubert, and, at 6.35, Haydn's Keyboard Concerto in F, H XVIII 3.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty.
Unknown: Benjamin Zander.
Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

Part of the BBC's 75th anniversary celebrations, a concert given on Saturday at the Eden Court Theatre in Inverness, introduced by Geoffrey Baskerville.
Raphael Wallfisch (cello), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Osmo Vanska
Walton, arr Mathieson Suite: Henry V MacMillan Cello Concerto (first broadcast)
Mendelssohn Symphony No 3 in A minor (Scottish)


Introduced By: Geoffrey Baskerville.
Cello: Raphael Wallfisch
Conductor: Osmo Vanska

: Postscript

Friends Who Disagree
Five religious dialogues between representatives of the great world faiths, with Keith Ward , Regius professor of divinity at Oxford, in the chair. 5: Is Religion Finished? With associate editor of The
Independent and Radio Times columnist Polly Toynbee and tutor in Spirituality at Wescott House,
Cambridge, the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: Keith Ward
Unknown: Polly Toynbee
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Faure

Cello music by the great French impressionist, including Papillon, described as the French equivalent of The Flight of the Bumblebee. The pianist is Barry Snyder.


Unknown: Barry Snyder.

: Hear and Now

Sarah Walker introduces music from recent concerts in Birmingham and at the Aldeburgh Festival, including the first performances of Joseph
Phibb's Vox and Peter Paul Nash 's
Symphony No 2, plus Ghost Dances by Nicholas Maw and Arpège by Franco Donatoni. The performers are the City of Birmingham Youth Chorus and Birmingham Contemporary
Music Group conducted by Nicholas Kraemer , and Ensemble Corrente conducted by Stefan Asbury. Producer Jeremy Hayes


Introduces: Sarah Walker
Unknown: Peter Paul Nash
Unknown: Nicholas Maw
Unknown: Franco Donatoni.
Conducted By: Nicholas Kraemer
Conducted By: Stefan Asbury.
Producer: Jeremy Hayes

: Composer of the Week: Vaughan Williams

With David Huckvale.
Suite in G (Rondo): Oboe Concerto: Piano Concerto; Romance for
Harmonica, Strings and Piano Repeated from last Friday


Unknown: David Huckvale.

: Documenting the Blues

In the fifth of eight programmes Paul Oliver discusses a neglected form of the blues called hokum. Repeated from Saturday 6pm


Unknown: Paul Oliver

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Bellini La Sonnambula
Netherlands Radio Choir and Chamber
Orchestra, conductor Alberto Zedda
3.25 Psalms for Organ Peter van Dijk performs music by Bach, van
Blankenburg, Hurlebusch, Bastiaans and Nieuwenhuysen
3.50 Gerhard and Granados
Gerhard Libra Nash Ensemble/Lionel Friend Granados Romanza
Ruth Waterman (violin),
Anthony Goldstone (piano)
4.25 Spanish Orchestral Music Pablo Sorozabal Symphonic
Variations Jesus Guridi Ten Basque Songs A Garcia Abril Lurkantak Orfeon Donostiarra Ensemble , Galician SO/Victor Pablo Perez
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Alberto Zedda
Unknown: Gerhard Libra Nash
Unknown: Granados Romanza
Violin: Ruth Waterman
Piano: Anthony Goldstone
Unknown: Garcia Abril Lurkantak
Unknown: Orfeon Donostiarra Ensemble
Unknown: Pablo Perez
Count Rodolfo: Francesco Ellero D'Artegna (bass)
Teresa: Alexandra Papadjiakou (mezzo
Amina: Luba Orgonasova (soprano)
Elvino: Raul Gimenez (tenor)
Lisa: Dilber (soprano)
Alessio: Nanco de Vries (bass)
Notary: Ioan Micu (tenor)

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