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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor , including Delius The March of Spring (North Country Sketches)
Ulster Orchestra/Vernon Handley
6.13 Bach Concerto in D minor for
Three Harpsichords, BWV1063 Kenneth Gilbert and Lars-Ulrik
Mortensen, English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock (harpsichord)
7.03 Ame The Lover's Recantation
(The Winter's Amusement)
Emma Kirkby (soprano), Parley of Instruments, director Roy Goodman
7.32 Britten Rejoice in the Lamb Purcell Singers, George Malcolm
(organ), conducted by the Composer
8.05 Paganini Cantabile in D Sarah Chang (violin),
Charles Abramovic (piano)
8.46 lbert Symphonic Suite: Paris Montreal Symphony Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Unknown: Kenneth Gilbert
Harpsichord: Trevor Pinnock
Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Director: Roy Goodman
Singers: George Malcolm
Unknown: Paganini Cantabile
Violin: Sarah Chang
Piano: Charles Abramovic
Conductor: Charles Dutoit

: Morning Collection

With Peter Hobday.
Falla Nights in the Gardens of Spain Alicia de Larrocha (piano), London Philharmonic, conductor Rafael Friihbeck de Burgos
9.27 Quantz Flute Sonata in B flat Barthold Kuijken, Bob van Asperen
(harpsichord), Wieland Kuijken (cello)
9.40 Canteloube Songs of the Auvergne (Set 2)
Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano),
English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Jeffrey Tate Discs


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Piano: Alicia de Larrocha
Conductor: Rafael Friihbeck de Burgos
Harpsichord: Bob van Asperen
Harpsichord: Wieland Kuijken
Soprano: Kiri Te Kanawa
Conductor: Jeffrey Tate

: Musical Encounters

With John Toal.
Chabrier Joyeuse Marche
Pierre Barbizet and Jean Hubeau
(piano duet)
10.04 Artist of the Week:
Conductor Neeme Jarvi
Ravel Boléro
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
10.23 Chabrier Danse Slave; Fete Polonaise (Le Roi Malgré Lui)
10.48 Franck Redemption Ulster Orchestra, conductor Gabriel Chmura
11.02 Haydn Piano Trio in D, H XV 24 Beaux Arts Trio
11.16 Roussel Sinfonietta for String Orchestra
Detroit SO, conductor Neeme Jarvi
11.36 Guilmant Symphony No I in D minor
Jane Watts (organ), Ulster Orchestra, conductor Gabriel Chmura


Unknown: John Toal.
Piano: Jean Hubeau
Unknown: Chabrier Danse
Conductor: Gabriel Chmura
Unknown: Roussel Sinfonietta
Conductor: Gabriel Chmura

: Composer of the Week Strauss

2: Heroes' Lives. John Deathridge explores the depiction of heroism in Strauss's music.
Enoch Arden (excerpt)
Claude Rains (speaker), Glenn Gould (piano)
Ein Heldenleben Berlin PO, conductor Herbert von Karajan Repeated next Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: John Deathridge
Music: Enoch Arden
Unknown: Claude Rains
Piano: Glenn Gould
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Stravinsky Plus
Another chance to hear the series of concerts given last year in St George's, Brandon Hill , Bristol, based around the chamber works of Stravinsky. Introduced by Chris de Souza.
Anthony Marwood (violin), Carole Presland (piano)
Stravinsky, arr Dushkin Suite Italienne Tchaikovsky Serenade Mélancolique Schnlttke Quasi una Sonata Repeat


Unknown: Brandon Hill
Introduced By: Chris de Souza.
Violin: Anthony Marwood
Piano: Carole Presland

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductors Alexander Titov and Martyn Brabbins , Kathryn Stott (piano) Schumann Overture: Manfred Britten
Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge ; Piano Concerto
Dvorak Symphony No 7 in D minor


Conductors: Alexander Titov
Conductors: Martyn Brabbins
Piano: Kathryn Stott
Unknown: Manfred Britten
Piano: Frank Bridge

: Voices

Introducing Marco Lazzara
The young Italian countertenor makes his British and Radio 3 debut, with lain Burnside (piano). Meyerbeer Le Ricordanze
Rossini 0 Mia Madre (Giovanna d'Arco) Faure Après un Reve; En Sourdine Debussy Trois Melodies de Verlaine Respighi 0 Falce di Luna; Nebbie; Soupir
Mascagni Serenata
Repeated from yesterday 10pm


Unknown: Marco Lazzara

: Music Machine

Verity Sharp meets one of Finland's many amateur choirs, which are an important aspect of the country's music life.
See also 10.45pm


Unknown: Verity Sharp

: In Tune

With Sean Rafferty.
Today a look at the Tony Award-winning musical Chicago, starring Ute Lemper , which opens tonight. Continuing the celebration of Architecture Week, Sean Rafferty talks to Piers Gough , famous for his toilets in Westminster, about how music has influenced his work. Music tonight includes Mozart's Oboe
Concerto in C, K314, and, as their next concert approaches, excerpts from the Hilliard Ensemble's highly successful recording with Norwegian saxophonist Jan Garbarek.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty.
Unknown: Ute Lemper
Talks: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Piers Gough
Unknown: Jan Garbarek.

: Performance on 3

Paris, City of Light
From the Queen's Hall. Edinburgh. Brian Morton presents the first of six recitals celebrating the flowering of the arts in Paris in the early years of this century. Tonight Rolf Hind plays piano music written, influenced, admired or loathed by Erik Satie. Berners Three Funeral Marches
Debussy Pour les Agréments; Pour les Degres Chromatiques; Pour les Arpèges Composees
Prokofiev Piano Sonata No 3, Op 28
(From Old Notebooks)
Satie Preludes Flasques ; Véritables Preludes Flasques
8.20 Brilliant Creatures
The first of six programmes on women who were great patrons of the arts this century.
Peggy Guggenheim was a self-confessed
"art addict" and collected the works of talented young artists all her life, including Pollock, Ernst, Picasso and Braque. She left the world a magnificent collection and gallery in Venice, where Dr Philip Rylands , director of the Guggenheim
Foundation in Venice, discusses her life and work. The programme includes archive interviews.
8.40 Poulenc Mouvements Perpétuels Satie Avant-Dernieres Pensees
Stravinsky Three Movements from "Petrushka"


Unknown: Rolf Hind
Unknown: Erik Satie.
Unknown: Satie Preludes Flasques
Unknown: Peggy Guggenheim
Unknown: Dr Philip Rylands
Unknown: Satie Avant-Dernieres Pensees

: Postscript

Tales from the Stacks
The Russian State Library in Moscow was reworked from a design for a hydroelectric power station. Though it now houses more than 40 million books and periodicals, some 40,000 were lost when the opening of a nearby metro station caused subsidence.

: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen ,
Gidon Kremer (violin) Undgren Oeje
Saariaho Violin Concerto
(Graal Theatre)
Hillborg Liquid Marble


Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Violin: Gidon Kremer

: Night Waves

The tango has migrated north and is now the most popular music and dance in Finland. Richard Coles reports on Valo, a six-week festival of Finnish culture at the Barbican. He concentrates on cinema, with a film about Sibelius as well as Land of Happiness - all about that dance. Plus a review of Chicago, the song-and-dance musical by John Kander and Fred Ebb which, laden with awards won on Broadway, hits the West End.
Producer Fiona Bailey


Unknown: Richard Coles
Unknown: John Kander
Producer: Fiona Bailey

: Composer of the Week: Ligeti

With Stephen Plaistow in conversation with the composer. Aventures
Phyllis Bryn-Julson (soprano), Rose Taylor (contralto), Omar Ibrahim (baritone), members of the Philharmonia, conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen
Mysteries of the Macabre
Sibylle Ehlert (coloratura soprano), members of the Philharmonia, conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen
Organ Study No 1 (Harmonies) Zsygmond Szathmary Cello Concerto
Jean-Guihen Queyras,
Ensemble InterContemporain, conductor Pierre Boulez Repeated from last Tuesday


Soprano: Phyllis Bryn-Julson
Contralto: Rose Taylor
Baritone: Omar Ibrahim
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Conductor: Pierre Boulez

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather introduces a set from the Bristol-based Andy Hague Quintet.


Introduces: Digby Fairweather

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Beethoven Romances; Symphony No 1 in C Sinfonia Varsovia/Yehudi Menuhin, Marie Scheuble (violin)
1.50 Paul Meyer (clarinet), Vogler Quartet. Carmina Quartet
Mozart Clarinet Quintet in A, K581 Mendelssohn Octet in E flat. Op 20
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.

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