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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Mozart Horn Concerto in E flat, K447 David Pyatt , Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
6.20 Shostakovich Piano Concerto
No 2
Dmitri Alexeev ,
English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk
7.03 Massenet Méditation (Thais) Joshua Bell , RPO, conductor Andrew Litton
7.32 Bach, reconstr Standage
Concerto in D for Three Violins (from BWV1064)
Simon Standage ,
Micaela Comberti and Miles Golding , Collegium Musicum 90
8.05 Saint-Saens Marche Héroïque Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit
8.38 Barber Violin Concerto
Isaac Stern , New York Philharmonic, conductor Leonard Bernstein


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Mozart Horn
Unknown: David Pyatt
Unknown: St Martin
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Unknown: Dmitri Alexeev
Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Unknown: Joshua Bell
Conductor: Andrew Litton
Unknown: Simon Standage
Unknown: Micaela Comberti
Unknown: Miles Golding
Unknown: Collegium Musicum
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Unknown: Isaac Stern
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein

: Morning Collection

With Peter Hobday.
Dvorak Overture: My Home Czech Philharmonic, conductor Karel Ancerl
9.10 Adam Mes Amis , Ecoutez
I'Histoire (Le Postilion de Longjemeau) Nicolai Gedda (tenor),
French National Radio Orchestra, conductor Georges Pretre
9.14 Saint-Saens Suite , Op 16 Maria Kliegel (cello),
Bournemouth Sinfonietta, conductor Jean-Francois Monnard
9.33 Thomas Elle Ne Croyait Pas dans Sa Candeur Naive (Mignon) Nicolai Gedda ,
French National Radio Orchestra, conductor Georges Pretre
9.37 Uszt Transcendental Studies
Claudio Arrau (piano) Discs


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Karel Ancerl
Conductor: Adam Mes Amis
Tenor: Nicolai Gedda
Conductor: Georges Pretre
Conductor: Saint-Saens Suite
Cello: Maria Kliegel
Conductor: Jean-Francois Monnard
Unknown: Nicolai Gedda
Conductor: Georges Pretre
Piano: Claudio Arrau

: Musical Encounters

With Mary Miller.
Rubinstein Barcarolle, Op 50 No 3 Leslie Howard (piano)
10.15 Artist of the Week:
Thomas Hampson (baritone)
Monteverdi Duo Seraphim (Vespers) Vienna Concentus Musicus, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt
10.23 Shostakovich Symphony No 1 BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Osmo Vanska
10.55 Alasdair Nicolson The Isle Is
Full of Noises
Allan Neave (guitar)
11.06 Bach Cantata No 147: Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben
Thomas Hampson (baritone), Vienna Concentus Musicus, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt
11.37 BBC Masterprize:
Hakim Hymne de I' Universe
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Alexander Titov
11.48 Vivaldi Trio Sonata in D minor, RV63 (La Folia)
Musica Antiqua Koln


Unknown: Mary Miller.
Piano: Leslie Howard
Baritone: Thomas Hampson
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Unknown: Alasdair Nicolson
Guitar: Allan Neave
Baritone: Thomas Hampson
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Unknown: Hakim Hymne
Conductor: Alexander Titov
Unknown: Musica Antiqua Koln

: Composer of the Week: Massenet

4: In Realms of Magic
With Rodney Milnes. Fantasy and fairy tale have always been part of opera, and Massenet mined this aemonsiraiea oy excerpts Trom nis Cinderella opera Cendrillon, his picaresque Byzantine fantasy
Esclarmonde, and his very personal approach to the story of Cleopatra. Discs


Unknown: Rodney Milnes.

: The Operatic Year

The first of five programmes in which Hugh Canning and Andrew Clements discuss some of the outstanding new CD opera issues of the year with Michael Oliver , who introduces excerpts from the recordings. Two roughly contemporary but very different works are under consideration this week: Puccini's La Rondine, with a cast including Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna , and Die Vogel by Walter Braunfels , with Helen Kwon , Endrik Wottrich , Michael Kraus ,
Wolfgang Holzmair and Matthias Gome. Producer Peter Tanner


Unknown: Hugh Canning
Unknown: Andrew Clements
Unknown: Michael Oliver
Unknown: Angela Gheorghiu
Unknown: Roberto Alagna
Unknown: Die Vogel
Unknown: Walter Braunfels
Unknown: Helen Kwon
Unknown: Endrik Wottrich
Unknown: Michael Kraus
Unknown: Wolfgang Holzmair
Unknown: Matthias Gome.
Producer: Peter Tanner

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier,
Cecile Ousset (piano) Bridge Suite: The Sea
Saint-Saens Piano Concerto
No 2 in G minor
Britten Passacaglia (Peter Grimes ) Roussel Symphony No 3 Debussy La Mer


Piano: Cecile Ousset
Unknown: Peter Grimes

: Ensemble

Repeated from yesterday 10pm

: Music Machine

Liverpool and Manchester Tommy Pearson discovers why
Manchester has been the birthplace of a whole generation of bands in the 1990s. He talks to John Savage to find out what is so special about the social climate in this northern city that has allowed it to produce bands like Oasis, Happy Mondays and Inspiral Carpets.


Unknown: Manchester Tommy Pearson
Unknown: John Savage

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty 's guests are Cuban-American guitarist Manuel Barrueco and Mark Steyn , author of a new book about musicals, Broadway Babies Say Goodnight. Including
6.45 Delius's A Song of Summer conducted by John Barbirolli.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Guitarist: Manuel Barrueco
Guitarist: Mark Steyn
Conducted By: John Barbirolli.

: Performance on 3

BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Tadaaki Otaka ,
John Lill (piano)
Glazunov Symphony No 5 in B flat
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor
Elgar Enigma Variations


Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Piano: John Lill

: Designs for Living

The fourth of five programmes visiting great houses. Le Corbusier was convinced that architecture could bring about social reform. His experiment in vertical community living - the Marseille Unite d'Habitation - may be a concrete tower block, but it bears little resemblance to the public housing it inspired all over the world and which has been almost universally condemned in Britain. Susan Marling visits this revolutionary block, which is still loved by its residents.


Unknown: Susan Marling

: An Easter Song

More Hungarian folk songs arranged by Gyorgy Ugeti , including Husvet, telling of villagers' preparations for Easter Day.


Arranged By: Gyorgy Ugeti

: Music Restored

Classical London
Chris de Souza introduces the second of four concerts from Radio 3's day of invitation concerts at the Royal Academy of Music celebrating the musical life of late-18th-century London. This week, songs by Stephen Storace , William Shield and others are mixed with harp solos by Jean-Baptiste Krumpholz and Jan Ladislav Dussek in performances by Musica Fabula: Sarah Pillow
(soprano) and Jan Walters (harp). Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Songs By: Stephen Storace
Songs By: William Shield
Solos By: Jean-Baptiste Krumpholz
Solos By: Jan Ladislav Dussek
Soprano: Sarah Pillow
Soprano: Jan Walters

: Night Waves

Peter Brook brings his acclaimed production of Beckett's Oh Les
Beaux Jours to Britain. Hermione Lee talks to Brook about the play, originally written in English as Happy Days, in which his wife Natasha Parry takes the part of Winnie, buried up to her waist and then up to her neck in sand. She also talks to directors and critics about the influence of Brook's productions, from his ground-breaking work with the RSC in the fifties to his epic production of the Mahabharata and his current work in France.
Producer Rob Ketteridge


Unknown: Peter Brook
Talks: Hermione Lee
Unknown: Natasha Parry
Producer: Rob Ketteridge

: Composer of the Week Strauss

Retrenchments? John Deathridge questions the myth that Strauss took a step backwards after composing such groundbreaking works as Salome and Elektra.
Ariadne auf Naxos (excerpt)
Anna Tomowa-Sintow and Kathleen
Battle (sopranos),
Hans Sojer and Josef Protschka (tenors),
Urban Malmberg (baritone), Vienna Philharmonic, conductor James Levine
Kramerspiegel (excerpt)
Dietrich Rscher-Dieskau (baritone), Gerald Moore (piano) Ophelia Lieder, Op 67
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano), Glenn Gould (piano)
Arabella, Op 79 (excerpt) Lisa Della Casa (soprano),
George London (bass-baritone), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Georg Solti
Repeated from last Thursday


Unknown: John Deathridge
Unknown: Anna Tomowa-Sintow
Sopranos: Hans Sojer
Sopranos: Josef Protschka
Conductor: James Levine
Baritone: Dietrich Rscher-Dieskau
Piano: Gerald Moore
Soprano: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Piano: Glenn Gould
Soprano: Lisa Della Casa
Conductor: Georg Solti

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather with some great Hammond organ jazz.


Unknown: Digby Fairweather

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
Choral Evensong
Repeated from yesterday 4pm
2.00 Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Vladimir Valek , Anatol Ugorski (piano)
Smetana Sarka (Ma Vlast)
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No 2
3.00 Schools
3.00 Music Workshop 3.20 Let's
Move! 3.40 Words Alive! 3.55 First
Steps in Drama 4.10 Listen and Write 4.30 Alphabet Time 4.40 Facal A Leabhar
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Vladimir Valek
Piano: Anatol Ugorski
Piano: Smetana Sarka

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