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: On Air

With Stephanie Hughes , including Mozart Overture: The Magic Flute Philharmonia, conductor Otto Klemperer
6.36 Copland Old American Songs Marilyn Home (mezzo),
English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Carl Davis
7.05 Vivaldi Concerto in C for Two
Trumpets, RV537 Wynton Marsalis ,
English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Raymond Leppard
7.44 Rossini, arr Britten Matinees Musicales
English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Alexander Gibson
8.05 Johann Strauss (son) Overture: Die Fledermaus
Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Herbert von Karajan
8.44 Respighi Fountains of Rome London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Istvan Kertesz


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Conductor: Otto Klemperer
Conductor: Carl Davis
Unknown: Wynton Marsalis
Conductor: Raymond Leppard
Conductor: Alexander Gibson
Conductor: Johann Strauss
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Conductor: Istvan Kertesz

: Morning Collection

With Peter Hobday.
Wagner, transcr Liszt Overture: Tannhauser
Cyprien Katsaris (piano)
9.14 Schumann String Quartet in F, Op 41 No 2
9.35 Balakirev Islamey Olli Mustonen (piano)
9.44 Hoist St Paul's Suite (version for full orchestra)
St Paul Chamber Orchestra, conductor Christopher Hogwood Discs


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Piano: Cyprien Katsaris
Conductor: Christopher Hogwood

: Musical Encounters

With Chris Wines.
Purcell Two Fantazias: in C minor, Z738: in G, Z742
10.07 Artist of the Week:
Garrick Ohlsson (piano)
Chopin Polonaise in F sharp minor, Op 44
10.18 Rameau Chaconne (Dardanus) Orchestra of the 18th Century, conductor Frans Bruggen
10.27 Poulenc Aubade
Gabriel Tacchino (piano),
Soloists of the Paris Conservatoire
Orchestra, conductor Georges Pretre
10.49 Purcell Fantazia upon One Note
10.54 Beethoven Piano Sonata in C sharp minor, Op 27 No 2 (Moonlight) Garrick Ohlsson (piano)
11.12 Masterprize:
Russell-Smith Quiet Earth BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Richard Bernas
11.26 Purcell Two Fantazias: in D minor, D739; in F, D737
11.35 Beethoven String Trio in C minor, Op 9 No 3
Schubert Ensemble of London


Piano: Garrick Ohlsson
Piano: Chopin Polonaise
Conductor: Frans Bruggen
Conductor: Poulenc Aubade
Piano: Gabriel Tacchino
Conductor: Georges Pretre
Conductor: Purcell Fantazia
Piano: Garrick Ohlsson
Conductor: Richard Bernas

: Composer of the Week Cole Porter

Paul Guinery continues his survey of the music of one of America's greatest songwriters.
2: You're the Top. The early 1930s saw Cole Porter at the peak of his powers, with a series of memorable scores written for stars of Broadway and the West End, including Anything Goes with Ethel Merman and Nymph Errant with Gertrude Lawrence. Paul Guinery
tells the story behind the songs and plays some evocative original recordings.
Discs Repeated next Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Paul Guinery
Unknown: Cole Porter
Unknown: Ethel Merman
Unknown: Gertrude Lawrence.
Unknown: Paul Guinery

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert Stravinsky Plus

Chris de Souza introduces a recital given by the Brindisi Quartet: Jacqueline Shave and Patrick Kiernan (violins), Katie Wilkinson Khoroshunin -
(viola) and Christopher van Kampen (cello).
Stravinsky Concertino
Shostakovich String Quartet No 7
Beethoven String Quartet in E minor, Op 59 No 2 (Rasumovsky) Repeat


Introduces: Chris de Souza
Unknown: Jacqueline Shave
Violins: Patrick Kiernan
Violins: Katie Wilkinson Khoroshunin
Violins: Christopher van Kampen

: The BBC Orchestras BBC Symphony Orchestra

Conductors Alexander Lazarev and Leonard Slatkin , Michael Davis (violin) Vaughan Williams Overture: The Wasps; The Lark Ascending Britten Sinfonia da Requiem Brahms Symphony No 2 in D


Conductors: Alexander Lazarev
Conductors: Leonard Slatkin
Violin: Michael Davis
Violin: Vaughan Williams

: Voices Get Me to the Church on Time

lain Burnside dons top hat and morning coat as he unearths a selection of songs with a matrimonial theme.
Repeated from yesterday 10pm

: Music Machine How Do Composers Make Money?

Once a composer has written the music and it has been performed or recorded, he can just sit back and let the money roll in from royalties. Is it really as simple as that? Verity Sharp investigates the intricacies of publishing, record deals, the PRS and the MCPS.

: In Tune

Percussionist Evelyn Glennie is Sean Rafferty 's guest today as she prepares for a concert to celebrate the 75th birthday of Xenakis. Also in the studio is composer David Lang , whose music features in the New
Territories Festival in Glasgow. The music includes Purcell and Strauss, and, at 6.35, Mozart's Piano Sonata in C minor, K457 played by Alfred Brendel.


Unknown: Evelyn Glennie
Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: David Lang
Played By: Alfred Brendel.

: Performance on 3 Paris, City of Light

From the Queen's Hall,
Edinburgh. Violinist
James Clark and pianist Richard McMahon contrast Faure's haunting violin sonata with Stravinsky's enchanting arrangements from The Firebird. Ursula Smith is Clark's sparring partner in Ravel's thrilling duo, and all three musicians join forces in Faure's late piano trio.
Faure Violin Sonata No 2 in E minor, Op 108
Ravel Duo for Violin and Cello
8.30 Brilliant Creatures
Benjamin Ivry contrasts the lives and patronage of two of the most colourful Parisians of the century:
Winaretta Singer - the Princesse de Polignac - and Marie-Laure de Noailles.
8.50 Stravinsky Scherzo: Berceuse (The Firebird)
Ravel Berceuse sur le Nom de
Gabriel Faure
Faure Piano Trio in D minor, Op 120


Violinist: James Clark
Pianist: Richard McMahon
Unknown: Ursula Smith
Unknown: Benjamin Ivry

: Postscript Ashes and Phoenixes

After 1945, when severe paper-rationing restricted book production, cultural life in Germany was dependent on public performance, and, despite a struggle for day-to-day survival, a very rich musical life soon took shape. Stephen Johnson travels to Nuremberg to talk to Hermann Glaser , one of Germany's leading historians, about German culture and society in the years immediately after the Second World War.


Unknown: Stephen Johnson
Unknown: Hermann Glaser

: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Conductor Osmo Vanska. Trombone virtuoso Christian Lindberg is the soloist in Jan Sandstrom 's bittersweet interpretation of the life and times of Don Quixote.


Unknown: Christian Lindberg
Unknown: Jan Sandstrom
Unknown: Don Quixote.

: Night Waves

The shortlist provoked controversy, the choice of winner is bound to fuel it. Richard Coles reports on tonight's Turner Prize. Is there more to the relationship between business and art than begging bowls and corporate entertainment at the opera? Night
Waves reports as the RSC call in the captains of industry to their conference Culture, Business and Society. And the rise of the literary trainspotter - are readers and writers alike too concerned with the factual details of place and location at the expense of imaginative description? Plus the New Yorker's Bill Buford with his weekly comment on cultural life across the Atlantic.
Producer Matthew Dodd


Unknown: Richard Coles
Unknown: Bill Buford
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: Composer of the Week: Massenet

2: Communing with Comedy. It is not all heady perfumes and the rustle of silk petticoats in Massenet: he had a well-developed sense of comedy, of both the broad and the sly varieties, and he used it to leaven the sentiment and heavy-breathing drama of even his most serious works. Rodney Milnes introduces excerpts from Chérubin, Cendrillon and Thais.
Discs Repeated from last Tuesday


Introduces: Rodney Milnes

: Jazz Notes

With Digby Fairweather. A second chance to hear the great pianist Ray Bryant in conversation. Revised repeat


Unknown: Digby Fairweather.
Pianist: Ray Bryant

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Beethoven Symphony No 3 in E flat (Eroica); Symphony No 4 in B flat Sinfonia Varsovia/Yehudi Menuhin
2.35 Haydn Piano Trio in G, H XV 25 (Gypsy Rondo) Armonico Tribute
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 Special Edition 4.30 Hop, Skip and Jump
4.45 Eadar Eisdeachd
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.

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