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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor , including
Crusell Introduction and Variations on a Swedish Air
Kullervo Kojo (clarinet),
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste
6.16 Salnt-Saens Suite Algérienne London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Yondani Butt
7.03 Grainger Scotch Strathspey and Reel
Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano)
7.32 Schubert Ave Maria
Renée Fleming (soprano),
Christoph Eschenbach (piano)
8.05 Walton Overture: Portsmouth
London Philharmonic, conducted by the Composer
8.38 Bernstein On the Waterfront
New York Philharmonic, conducted by the Composer


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Clarinet: Kullervo Kojo
Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Conductor: Yondani Butt
Piano: Marc-Andre Hamelin
Piano: Christoph Eschenbach

: Morning Collection

With Peter Hobday.
Rossini Overture: The Thieving Magpie
La Scala Philharmonic , conductor Riccardo Chailly
9.11 Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
9.27 Falla Harpsichord Concerto Igor Kipnis , members of the New York Philharmonic, conductor Pierre Boulez
9.41 Haydn Symphony No 32 in C Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood Discs


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Scala Philharmonic
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Unknown: Igor Kipnis
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Director: Christopher Hogwood

: Musical Encounters

With John Toal.
Komgold Overture: Much Ado about Nothing
Westphalian Symphony Orchestra, conductor Siegfried Landau
10.06 Prokofiev Ten Pieces from
"Romeo and Juliet", Op 75 (selection) Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
10.15 Dvorak Overture: Othello
Ulster Orchestra, conductor Jacek Kaspszyk
10.30 Haydn Piano Trio in E flat, HXV29
Andras Schiff (piano),
Yuuko Shiokawa (violin),
Boris Pergamenschikow (cello)
10.48 Artist of the Week:
Conductor Neeme Jarvi
Sibelius The Swan of Tuonela
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
11.00 Barber Cello Concerto
Alexander Baillie , Ulster Orchestra, conductor Jacek Kaspszyk
11.28 Copland Four Piano Blues Leo Smit
11.40 Roy Harris Symphony No 3 Detroit Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi


Unknown: John Toal.
Conductor: Siegfried Landau
Piano: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Conductor: Jacek Kaspszyk
Piano: Andras Schiff
Violin: Yuuko Shiokawa
Cello: Boris Pergamenschikow
Unknown: Alexander Baillie
Conductor: Jacek Kaspszyk
Unknown: Leo Smit
Unknown: Roy Harris

: Composer of the Week: Strauss

Endings. John Deathridge looks at Strauss's final years and offers a re-evaluation of the motivation behind his last works.
Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Herbert von Karajan Moonlight Serenade (Capriccio) Munich Radio Orchestra, conducted by the Composer
Four Last Songs
Lisa Della Casa (soprano), Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Karl Bohm Repeated next Friday 11.30pm


Unknown: John Deathridge
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Conductor: Karl Bohm

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Double Take
From St George 's, Brandon Hill, Bristol. Chris de Souza introduces familiar works in less familiar guises.
Fine Arts Brass Ensemble
Mozart, reconstr Wilby Adagio and Amen Fugue
Tallis, arr Maxwell Davies Veni
Redemptor I; Ex More Docti Mistico Carter A Fantasy about Purcell's Fantasia
Gesualdo, arr Maxwell Davies Peccantem Me Quotidie
Barber Mutations from Bach
Tallis, arr Maxwell Davies Ecce Tempas; Veni Redemptor II
Michael Flnnlssy Obrecht Motet IV Gesualdo, arr Maxwell Davies 0 Vos Omnes
Mozart, arr Roberts Overture: Cosi Fan Tutte


Unknown: St George
Unknown: Wilby Adagio
Unknown: Maxwell Davies Veni
Unknown: Docti Mistico
Unknown: Maxwell Davies
Unknown: Maxwell Davies Ecce
Unknown: Vos Omnes

: The BBC Archive

Elly Ameltng
Elly Ameling is one of the century's most remarkable singers. She made her career in the concert halls of the world, concentrating on the huge and rewarding repertoire of songs. Her understanding of this exciting area is phenomenal and her artistry - both intense and intensely natural - is totally devoid of artifice. In this programme, she talks to
Gordon Stewart about her singing and her songs. The programme includes Schumann's Liederkreis, Op 39,
Debussy's La Damoiselle Elue, and Schubert's Shepherd on the Rock, with clarinettist Thea King and pianist Dalton Baldwin. Producer Christine Hardwick


Unknown: Elly Ameltng
Unknown: Elly Ameling
Unknown: Gordon Stewart
Clarinettist: Thea King
Pianist: Dalton Baldwin.
Producer: Christine Hardwick

: Music Restored

Classical London
Repeated from yesterday 10pm

: Music Machine

One of Finland's most successful living composers is
Einojuhani Rautavaara. Verity Sharp meets him to find out how Finnish composers picked up the mantle left to them by Jean Sibelius.


Unknown: Einojuhani Rautavaara.
Unknown: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Jean Sibelius.

: In Tune

With Sean Rafferty.
Tonight, an exploration of the relationship between the big screen and the music of Sibelius, plus the conclusion of the celebration of Architecture Week and how music and buildings interact. There is more film music before 7.00 with Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky , plus music from Britten's War Requiem, performed tonight in Belfast by the the Ulster Orchestra.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty.
Unknown: Alexander Nevsky

: Performance on 3

Prague Piano Duo, BBC Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Jiri Belohlavek Janacek, arr Belohlavek Suite: The Excursions of Mr Broucek
(first UK performance)
Martinu Concerto for Two Pianos
Dvorak Symphony No 9 in E minor (From the New World)


Conductor: Jiri Belohlavek
Unknown: Mr Broucek

: Postscript

Tales from the Stacks
Biographer Michael Holroyd remembers his aunt lightly roasting the books she borrowed for fear of germs. He found an alternative education in the public library at Maidenhead.


Unknown: Michael Holroyd

: Strauss Transcriptions

Piers Lane (piano)
Rosenthal Vienna Carnival
Schulz-Evler Concert Arabesque on "The Blue Danube"
Godowsky Concert Paraphrase on "Die Fledermaus"

: Hear and Now

In conversation with the composer, Sarah Walker presents a portrait of Benedict Mason , with studio recordings of two major recent works plus early experimental works by a composer he admires, John Cage. Cage Williams Mix; Imaginary Landscape No 1
Mason Mixed Media Installation; Schumann-Auftrag
Capricorn, conductor Sian Edwards , Ian Dearden and David Sheppard (electronics)
Producer Philip Tagney


Unknown: Sarah Walker
Unknown: Benedict Mason
Unknown: John Cage.
Conductor: Sian Edwards
Conductor: Ian Dearden
Conductor: David Sheppard
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Composer of the Week: Ligeti

"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 from last Friday


Unknown: Irina Kataeva
Conductor: Terry Edwards
Harpsichord: Elisabeth Chojnacka

: Documenting the Blues

Repeated from Saturday 6pm

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Wagner Das Rheingold Recorded at the 1997 Bayreuth Festival.
Bayreuth Festival Orchestra/James Levine
4.05 Brahms Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op 115 Paul Meyer , Carmina Quartet
4.45 German Chamber Philharmonic/ Thomas Hengelbrock ,
Christian Tetzlaff (violin)
Schumann Violin Concerto in D minor
Mozart Symphony No 41 in C, K551 (Jupiter)
6.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Paul Meyer
Unknown: Thomas Hengelbrock
Violin: Christian Tetzlaff
Wotan JOHN: Tom Linson (bass)
Donner: John Wegner 5bass)
Froh: Richard Brunner (tenor)
Loge: Siegfried Jerusalem (tenor)
Fasolt: Rene Pape (bass)
Fafner: Eric Halfvarson (bass)
Alberich: Ekkehard Wlaschiha (bass)
Mime: Manfred Jung (tenor)
Fricka: Hanna Schwarz (mezzo)
Freia: Nina Stemme (soprano)
Erda: Birgitta Svenden (soprano)
Woglinde: Joyce Guyer (soprano)

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