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: On Air

With Stephanie Hughes , including
Debussy Prélude a I'Apres-Midi d'un Faune LPO, conductor Serge Baudo
6.48 Schumann Phantasiestucke , Op 73 Gervase de Peyer (clarinet), Gwenneth Pryor (piano)
7.04 Verdi Libiamo Ne' Lieti Calici
(La Traviata)
Angela Gheorghiu (soprano),
Frank Lopardo (tenor), Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, conductor Georg Solti
7.52 Ginastera Danzas Argentinas Barbara Nissman (piano)
8.05 Handel Oboe Concerto No 3 in G minor Malcolm Messiter ,
Guildhall String Ensemble
8.52 Wagner Liebestod (Tristan und Isolde) Jessye Norman (soprano), LSO, conductor Colin Davis Editor Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Conductor: Serge Baudo
Conductor: Schumann Phantasiestucke
Piano: Gwenneth Pryor
Unknown: Lieti Calici
Soprano: Angela Gheorghiu
Tenor: Frank Lopardo
Conductor: Georg Solti
Unknown: Malcolm Messiter
Unknown: Wagner Liebestod
Soprano: Jessye Norman
Conductor: Colin Davis
Editor: Andrew Lyle

: Morning Collection

Peter Hobday begins a survey of Mozart string quintets.
Bartok Romanian Folk Dances
St Paul Chamber Orchestra, conductor Hugh Wolff
9.08 Taverner, reconstr Keyte Quemadmodum
Taverner Choir/Andrew Parrott
9.14 Gounod Petite Symphonie St Paul Chamber Orchestra. conductor Christopher Hogwood
9.35 Mozart String Quintet in B flat, K174
Arthur Grumiaux and Arpad Gerecz (violins), Georges Janzer and Max Lesueur (violas), Eva Czako (cello) Producer Arthur Johnson Discs


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Conductor: Hugh Wolff
Unknown: Keyte Quemadmodum

: Musical Encounters

With Mary Miller.
Copland Ching-a-Ring Chaw (Old American Songs)
Jennifer Larmore (mezzo), Antoine Palloc (piano)
10.03 Saint-Saens String Quartet No 2 in G, Op 153 Miami Quartet
10.27 Artist of the Week:
Sena Jurinac (soprano)
Mozart Crudele ! Ah No Mio Bene;
Non Mi Dir (Don Giovanni ).
Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Ferenc Fricsay
10.36 Masterprize:
Gerald Levinson Five Fires
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Alexander Titov
10.46 Schubert Impromptu in A flat, D899 No 4
Maria-Joao Pires (piano)
10.54 Vivaldi Viola d^Amore
Concerto in D, RV392
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, director Catherine Mackintosh (viola d'amore)
11.07 Mozart Ah, Dove il Perfido?
(Don Giovanni )
Sena Jurinac (soprano),
Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Ferenc Fricsay
11.21 Bantock Sapphic Poem Julian Lloyd Webber (cello), Royal Philharmonic, conductor Vernon Handley
11.37 Haydn Piano Trio in E flat, HXV30
Robert Levin (fortepiano), Vera Beths (violin), Anner Bylsma (cello) Producer Elizabeth Clark


Unknown: Mary Miller.
Songs: Jennifer Larmore
Piano: Antoine Palloc
Soprano: Mozart Crudele
Unknown: Don Giovanni
Conductor: Ferenc Fricsay
Conductor: Alexander Titov
Conductor: Schubert Impromptu
Piano: Maria-Joao Pires
Piano: Vivaldi Viola
Viola: Catherine MacKintosh
Unknown: Don Giovanni
Conductor: Ferenc Fricsay
Cello: Julian Lloyd Webber
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Unknown: Robert Levin
Violin: Vera Beths
Violin: Anner Bylsma
Producer: Elizabeth Clark

: Composer of the Week: Sergei Prokofiev

Sir Edward Downes has long championed the music of Prokofiev, bringing to light many hidden treasures. In conversation with Humphrey Carpenter , he presents a personal selection of the composer's piano, choral and orchestral music. 1: The Early Years Autumn
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy Toccata, Op 11
The Composer (piano roll)
The White Swan, Op 7 No 1
BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Gennadi Rozhdestvensky Sarcasms, Op 17 Nos 1 and 2 The Composer (piano roll) Sinfonietta, Op 5 BBC Philharmonic, conductor Edward Downes
Producer Paul Hindmarsh
Repeated next Monday 11.30pm


Unknown: Sir Edward Downes
Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Conductor: Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Conductor: Edward Downes
Producer: Paul Hindmarsh

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

From St John's, Smith
Square, London.
Chilingirian Quartet
Beethoven String Quartet in A minor, Op 132
Repeated Saturday 1pm

: The BBC Orchestras

Ulster Orchestra
Conductor En Shao,
Nikolai Demidenko (piano) Nielsen Overture: Helios
Hindemith Symphony: Mathis der Maler
Glinka Valse-Fantaisie
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No 2
Nielsen Symphony No 2 (The Four Temperaments)


Piano: Nikolai Demidenko

: Music Matters

Repeated from yesterday 12.15pm

: Music Machine Bells

Verity Sharp visits the Loughborough Bell Foundry to find out how church bells are made.
Producer Christina Pritchard
E-MAIL: musicmachine@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Verity Sharp
Producer: Christina Pritchard

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty introduces great performances by pianist Dinu Lipatti , the Tallis Scholars and the Hollywood Quartet, plus Nigel Kennedy 's powerful performance of Walton's Viola
Concerto with Andre Previn and the Royal Philharmonic. The programme also includes an interview with soprano Heidi Grant Murphy , and the Choir of Westminster Abbey explore their Christmas traditions.
Producer Ann Marie O'Callaghan


Introduces: Sean Rafferty
Pianist: Dinu Lipatti
Unknown: Nigel Kennedy
Unknown: Andre Previn
Soprano: Heidi Grant Murphy
Producer: Ann Marie O'Callaghan

: Performance on 3

A concert of Russian music given last night at the Royal Albert Hall , London.
Irina Chistiakova (mezzo), London Symphony Chorus, Royal Philharmonic, conductor Daniele Gatti
Stravinsky Circus Polka
Musorgsky, orch Ravel Pictures from an Exhibition
Prokofiev Cantata: Alexander Nevsky


Unknown: Albert Hall
Unknown: Irina Chistiakova
Conductor: Daniele Gatti
Conductor: Stravinsky Circus Polka
Unknown: Alexander Nevsky

: Postscript

Role Play
Four programmes in which Michael Billington talks to actors about key roles in the repertoire.
1: Michael Pennington and Fiona Shaw discuss the complex figure of Shakespeare's Richard II. Repeat


Talks: Michael Billington
Unknown: Michael Pennington
Unknown: Fiona Shaw
Unknown: Richard Ii.

: Benjamin Britten

In the first of two recordings made at the 1977 Aldeburgh Festival. Steuart Bedford conducts the Northern
Sinfonia in Britten's little-known
Prelude and Fugue, Op 29. See also Wednesday 9.40pm

: Voices

In Praise of Heine
To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Heinrich Heine 's birth. Susan Sharpe presents the last of two programmes of settings of the great German poet. Turid Moberg (mezzo), Susie Allan
(piano). Richard Edgar Wilson (tenor), Eugene Asti (piano) Producer Peter Tanner
Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Heinrich Heine
Unknown: Susan Sharpe
Unknown: Turid Moberg
Piano: Susie Allan
Piano: Richard Edgar Wilson
Piano: Eugene Asti
Producer: Peter Tanner

: Mixing It

Mark Russell and Robert Sandall present a unique mix of musical styles and influences. Producer Philip Tagney
MUSIC DETAILS: see BBC1 Ceefax page 652


Unknown: Mark Russell
Unknown: Robert Sandall
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Composer of the Week Alexander Goehr

Piers Burton-Page presents a week of programmes in celebration of Goehr's 65th birthday, with contributions from the composer himself. Goehr's music is not easy to define in terms of style and schemes. He is against formal compositional systems, yet his music is steeped in the traditions of the past, whether Monteverdi operas or Beethoven symphonies. 1: Measuring Time
Cello Sonata, Op 45
Alexander Baillie , Andrew Ball (piano) Sing, Ariel (excerpts)
Lucy Shelton , Eileen Hulse and Sarah Leonard (sopranos), ensemble, conductor Oliver Knussen
Piano Trio, Op 20 Orion Trio
Repeated from last Monday


Unknown: Piers Burton-Page
Unknown: Alexander Baillie
Piano: Andrew Ball
Unknown: Lucy Shelton
Unknown: Eileen Hulse
Sopranos: Sarah Leonard
Conductor: Oliver Knussen

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather presents a two-part musical tribute to Ronnie Scott , whose death almost a year ago saddened the jazz world. Tonight
Fairweather is joined by pianist John Critchinson , a long-time member of the Ronnie Scott Quintet. Producer Terry Carter


Unknown: Digby Fairweather
Unknown: Ronnie Scott
Pianist: John Critchinson
Unknown: Ronnie Scott Quintet.
Producer: Terry Carter

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Celebrity Recital Oliver Widmer (baritone) and Andras Schiff (piano) perform Schubert lieder
2.20 Dvorak Piano Trio No 2 in G minor, Op 26 Raphael Trio Cypresses Delme Quartet
3.15 Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor
Robert Sankovsky , Tibor Kovac (violin) Weber Overture: Oberon
Beethoven Violin Concerto in 0 Alexander Moyzes Symphony No 7
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Baritone: Oliver Widmer
Baritone: Andras Schiff
Conductor: Robert Sankovsky
Violin: Tibor Kovac

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