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: On Air

With Stephanie Hughes , including Mozart Exsultate, Jubilate, K165
Barbara Bonney (soprano), Vienna Concentus Musicus, director Nikolaus Harnoncourt
6.30 Debussy Danse Sacree et Danse Profane
Vera Badings (harp), Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Bernard Haitink
7.04 Gershwin Overture: Strike Up the Band
Buffalo Philharmonic, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas
7.20 Mozart Oboe Quartet in F, K370 Neil Black (oboe),
ASMF Chamber Ensemble
8.05 Mendelssohn Overture: The
Hebrides (Fingal's Cave)
Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Claus Peter Flor
8.43 Stravinsky Suite: Petrushka Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Leopold Stokowski


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Soprano: Barbara Bonney
Director: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Harp: Vera Badings
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas
Oboe: Neil Black
Conductor: Claus Peter Flor
Conductor: Leopold Stokowski

: Morning Collection

With Peter Hobday.
Wagenaar Overture: Twelfth Night Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Chailly
9.10 Schumann Piano Quartet in E flat, Op 47
Emmanuel Ax (piano), Isaac Stern (violin), Jaime Laredo (viola), Yo-Yo Ma (cello)
9.38 Schubert An den Mond, D296
Matthias Gorne (baritone), Andreas Haefliger (piano)
9.45 Borodin Overture: Dance of the Polovtsian Maidens (Prince Igor) Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Piano: Isaac Stern
Violin: Jaime Laredo
Baritone: Matthias Gorne
Piano: Andreas Haefliger

: Musical Encounters

With Chris Wines.
Artist of the Week:
Garrick Ohlsson (piano)
Chopin Polonaise in B flat minor, Op posth
10.05 Vivaldi Concerto in G minor for Two Cellos, RV531
Jane Coe and David Watkin ,
Collegium Musicum 90
10.17 Mozart Ach, Ich Fuhl 's (Die Zauberflote)
Gundala Janowitz (soprano), Philharmonia, conductor Otto Klemperer
10.23 Masterprize:
Troetschel De Profundis
BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Barry Wordsworth
10.48 Busoni Piano Concerto
Garrick Ohlsson , Cleveland Orchestra
Men's Chorus, Cleveland Orchestra. conductor Christoph von Dohnanyi


Piano: Garrick Ohlsson
Unknown: Jane Coe
Unknown: David Watkin
Unknown: Ich Fuhl
Soprano: Gundala Janowitz
Conductor: Otto Klemperer
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Unknown: Garrick Ohlsson

: Composer of the Week: Cole Porter

5: Out of This World. Paul Guinery charts the composer's final creative years with a look at Porter's scores in the 1950s: three Broadway shows, including the effervescent
Can-Can, and a productive trip to the west coast for a Hollywood classic - High Society. The original recordings from these years prove that Porter's talent for writing beautifully crafted songs had not deserted him.
Discs Repeated next Friday 11.30pm


Unknown: Paul Guinery

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

From Studio 7, Manchester
Introduced by Rodney Slatford. Roderick Williams (baritone), David Wickham (piano)
Poulenc Le Travail du Peintre Ireland During Music
Lord Bemers Three Songs in the German Manner; Red Roses and Red
Britten A Poison Tree, Op 74 No 6 Wolf Genialisch Treiben (Goethe-Lieder); Dass Doch Gemalt Liszt Am Rhein
Wolf Auf ein Altes Bild
Schubert Ihr Bild (Schwanengesang) Wolf Der Feuerreiter (Morike Lieder)


Introduced By: Rodney Slatford.
Baritone: Roderick Williams
Piano: David Wickham

: The BBC Archive

The secondof twoSchubert editions of chamber music, with string quartets from the complete series recorded for Radio 3 by the Melos
Quartet in the early 1970s. The last of them, in G, is complemented by a 1967 recording of one of Schubert's greatest works of chamber music for pianists, the Fantasy in F minor, D940. Sonata in B flat, D617
Edith Vogel and James Gibb (piano duet)
String Quartet in G minor, Dl 73; Allegretto in C minor, D915 Edith Vogel (piano)
Fantasy in F minor for piano duet, D940; String Quartet in G, D887
Melos Quartet: Wilhelm Melcher and Gerhard Voss (violins), Hermann Voss (viola), Peter Buck (cello)


Unknown: Edith Vogel
Piano: James Gibb
Piano: Edith Vogel
Unknown: Wilhelm Melcher
Violins: Gerhard Voss
Violins: Hermann Voss
Viola: Peter Buck

: Music Restored

Classical London
Chris de Souza introduces the third of four concerts from Radio 3's special day of Invitation Concerts at the Royal Academy of Music celebrating the musical life of late-18th-century London.
This week the Fitzwilliam Quartet play Haydn's String Quartet in D, Op 71 No 2 (composed specially for his second visit to London in 1794-5). plus a work composed by John Marsh imitating one of Haydn's earliest quartets.


Introduces: Chris de Souza
Composed By: John Marsh

: Music Machine

How Do Composers Make Money? Verity Sharp discovers that there are endless ways in which composers can make money without writing music for the concert hall or film and TV screens.


Unknown: Verity Sharp

: In Tune

With Sean Rafferty. Tonight's programme concludes this week's exploration of horror music. Other featured music includes works by Robin Holloway and Puccini, and, at about 6.30, a performance of Rimsky-Korsakov's Capriccio Espagnol.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty.
Unknown: Robin Holloway

: Performance on 3

From Ely Cathedral, on the eve of St Nicholas's Day, this evening's concert includes a musical portrait of one of western
Christendom's most famous saints - the fourth-century bishop whose name and miraculous deeds are commemorated all over the world in Christmas celebrations.
BBC Singers, Britten Sinfonia , conductor Nicholas Cleobury
Britten Young Apollo Helen Crayford (piano)
Haydn Mass: St Nicholas Alison Smart (soprano),
Lynette Alcantara (mezzo), Robert Johnson (tenor),
Stuart Maclntyre (baritone)
8.15 Who Was St Nicholas?
Gill Pyrah follows the trail of the fourth-century bishop Nicholas of Myra, who, en route to becoming a magical international courier, was imprisoned by Diocletian and performed life-giving miracles.
8.30 Britten St Nicolas
Kim Begley (tenor), choristers of Ely Cathedral


Singers: Britten Sinfonia
Conductor: Nicholas Cleobury
Soprano: Nicholas Alison Smart
Soprano: Lynette Alcantara
Tenor: Robert Johnson
Baritone: Stuart MacLntyre
Unknown: Gill Pyrah
Tenor: Kim Begley

: Postscript Ashes and Phoenixes

Stephen Johnson concludes his investigation of German musical life in the years after the Second World War. With contributions from
Wolfgang Sawallisch and other prominent figures, Johnson examines the legacy of this prolific period.


Unknown: Stephen Johnson
Unknown: Wolfgang Sawallisch

: Hear and Now

In the second of three programmes from the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Stephen Pratt introduces a dual celebration - for lannis Xenakis at 75 and Lou
Harrison at 80. The BBC
Philharmonic, conducted by Charles Bornstein , perform Lou Harrison 's rumbustious Piano Concerto, with soloist Joanna MacGregor. They are joined by the New London Chamber Choir for the UK premiere of Xenakis's landscape-inspired
Cedrees. The cellos of the BBC
Philharmonic are featured in Xenakis's Windungen, and violinist Susanne Stanzeleit and Julian
Jacobson (piano) perform Harrison's Grand Duo.


Introduces: Stephen Pratt
Conducted By: Charles Bornstein
Unknown: Lou Harrison
Soloist: Joanna MacGregor.
Violinist: Susanne Stanzeleit

: Composer of the Week: Massenet

5: Among the Ancients. With Rodney Milnes. Back to biblical times and beyond with Massenet's setting of Flaubert's Herodiade, an influential forerunner of Wilde and Strauss's setting of the Salome story, and Thai's, the most psychologically penetrating of his operas. Plus a taste of his treatment of Elektra before
Strauss got his hands on her. Discs Repeated from last Friday


Unknown: Rodney Milnes.

: Documenting the Blues

Repeated from Saturday 6pm

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Wagner Siegfried
Bayreuth Festival Orchestra, conductor James Levine
5.10 Bamberg SO/Gerd Albrecht, Frank-Peter Zimmermann (violin)
Verdi Overture: The Force of Destiny Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D
6.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: James Levine
Violin: Frank-Peter Zimmermann
Siegfried: Wolfgang Schmidt (tenor)
Mime: Manfred Jung (tenor)
Wanderer: John Tomlinson (bass)
Alberich: Ekkehard Wlaschiha (bass)
Fafner: Eric Halfvarson (bass)
Erda: Brigitta Svenden (mezzo)
Brunnhilde: Deborah Polaski (soprano)
Woodbird: Joyce Guyer (soprano)

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