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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor , including Trad Russian The Angel's Song;
We Wish You Good Evening; The Moon Is Risen
Moscow Academy of Choral Arts Male Choir, conductor Victor Popov
6.12 Glazunov Violin Concerto in A minor
; Anne-Sophie Mutter,
National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Mstislav Rostropovich
7.03 Berlioz L'Enfance du Christ
(Overture; Shepherds' Farewell)
La Chapelle Royale, Collegium Vocale, Orchestre des Champs-Elysees, conductor Philippe Herreweghe
7.32 Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending
Nigel Kennedy (violin), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conducter Simon Rattle
8.05 Liszt Transcendental Study after Paganini No 6 in A minor Claudio Arrau (piano)
8.29 Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor
Murray Perahia , Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Claudio Abbado


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Conductor: Victor Popov
Conductor: Mstislav Rostropovich
Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe
Conductor: Vaughan Williams
Violin: Nigel Kennedy
Unknown: Simon Rattle
Piano: Claudio Arrau
Unknown: Murray Perahia
Conductor: Claudio Abbado

: Morning Collection

With Penny Gore.
Elgar Overture: Froissart New Philharmonia, conductor John Barbirolli
9.15 Bach Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue in D minor, BWV903
Christophe Rousset (harpsichord)
9.26 Tchaikovsky Andante Cantabile Berlin Philharmonic, director Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)
9.33 Granados Goyescas (Book 1) Alicia de Larrocha (piano) Producer Tony Cheevers Discs


Conductor: John Barbirolli
Harpsichord: Christophe Rousset
Cello: Mstislav Rostropovich
Cello: Granados Goyescas
Piano: Alicia de Larrocha
Producer: Tony Cheevers

: Musical Encounters

This week John Toal explores the long goodbye. Today, farewells from Strauss and from Glenn Gould in his late recording of the Goldberg Variations. Plus a new work by Masterprize semi-finalist Gennadi Petrovich Saveljev.
Beethoven Overture: Coriolan i BBCPO, conductor Vasili Sinaisky
10.10 Bach Goldberg Aria and Variations 1-15
Glenn Gould (piano)
10.35 Mendelssohn Concerto in D minor for Violin and Piano
Yuri Torchinsky (violin),
Dina Parakhina (piano), BBC Philharmonic, conductor Vasili Sinaisky
11.10 Artist of the Week:
Conductor Robert Shaw
Part Magnificat
Donna Carter (soprano),
Robert Shaw Festival Singers
11.22 Masterprize: j Saveljev Scars of Soul BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Andrea Quinn
10.39 Strauss Four Last Songs
Lucia Popp (soprano), LSO, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas
Producer Bill Lloyd


Unknown: John Toal
Unknown: Glenn Gould
Unknown: Gennadi Petrovich Saveljev.
Conductor: Vasili Sinaisky
Conductor: Bach Goldberg Aria
Piano: Glenn Gould
Violin: Yuri Torchinsky
Violin: Dina Parakhina
Conductor: Vasili Sinaisky
Conductor: Robert Shaw
Soprano: Donna Carter
Conductor: Andrea Quinn
Soprano: Lucia Popp
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas
Producer: Bill Lloyd

: Composers of the Week: 20th-century American Song

In the first of five programmes this week on 20th-century American art songs, Brian Morton introduces settings of Walt Whitman - love songs, satires, diaries and memories of the Civil War. Composer Ned Rorem talks about his cycle War Scenes. Ives Walt Whitman
Thomas Hampson (baritone), Craig Rutenberg (piano) Rorem War Scenes
Donald Gramm (bass), Eugene Istomin (piano)
Rorem 0 You Whom I Often and Silently Come
Cynthia Haymon (soprano), Warren Jones (piano) Marder To a Stranger Robert White (tenor),
Samuel Sanders (piano)
Burleigh Ethiopia Saluting the Colours Thomas Hampson (baritone), Craig Rutenberg (piano)
John Adams The Wound Dresser
Sanford Sylvan (baritone), Naoko Tanaka (violin), Chris Gekker (trumpet), Orchestra of St Luke's, conducted by the Composer Producer Svend Brown
Repeated next Monday 11.30pm


Introduces: Brian Morton
Unknown: Walt Whitman
Talks: Ned Rorem
Unknown: Ives Walt Whitman
Baritone: Thomas Hampson
Piano: Craig Rutenberg
Bass: Donald Gramm
Piano: Eugene Istomin
Soprano: Cynthia Haymon
Piano: Warren Jones
Tenor: Robert White
Piano: Samuel Sanders
Baritone: Thomas Hampson
Piano: Craig Rutenberg
Piano: John Adams
Violin: Naoko Tanaka
Violin: Chris Gekker
Producer: Svend Brown

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Introduced by Nicola Heywood-Thomas . Bernard d'Ascoli (piano)
Schumann Kinderszenen , Op 15 Debussy Estampes
Chopin Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante in E flat
Chopin Mazurka in B minor, Op 33 No 4 Debussy General Lavine - Eccentric (Preludes, Bk 2) Repeat


Introduced By: Nicola Heywood-Thomas
Piano: Schumann Kinderszenen
Piano: Grande Polonaise Brillante

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductor Mark Wigglesworth , Julian Rachlin (violin)
Webern Passacaglia, Op 1
Schoenberg Verklarte Nacht Brahms Violin Concerto in D
Beethoven Symphony No 5 in C minor


Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth
Violin: Julian Rachlin

: Clementi and Beethoven

The third and last programme in which Malcolm Binns plays music by "the father of the pianoforte" and by the younger Beethoven, some of whose music was published in England. Stephen Plaistow talks to
Binns about the relationship between the two composers.
Clementi Capriccio in C, Op 47 No 2 Beethoven Piano Sonata in E flat, Op 81a (Les Adieux)


Unknown: Malcolm Binns
Unknown: Clementi Capriccio

: Turns of the Century

The second of five programmes continuing the celebration of great comedy performers.
Russell Davies looks at Roy Hudd.


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Roy Hudd.

: The Changing Orchestra

The first of five programmes this week in which Michael Hall explores the changing sound of the recorded orchestra. In this programme, he introduces recordings by the Amsterdam Concertgebouw
Orchestra of Strauss, Debussy, Bruckner, Mahler, Mozart and Dvorak conducted by Willem Mengelberg , Eduard van Beinum, Bernard Haitink ,
Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Riccardo Chailly. Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Michael Hall
Conducted By: Willem Mengelberg
Unknown: Bernard Haitink
Unknown: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Unknown: Riccardo Chailly.
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Solti Resounding

Four programmes of highlights from
Radio 3's tribute evening to Georg Solti. 1: The Fastest Baton in the West
Recollections of Solti on and off the rostrum. Repeat


Unknown: Georg Solti.

: Performance on 3

Blood on the Fields
A jazz oratorio with words and music by trumpeter Wynton Marsalis. The epic story of a journey by three slaves from Africa to America, and their struggle for freedom of mind as well as body is, for Marsalis, fundamental to American culture and society. To be truly free, they must learn to love their new country, to discover their new self and to sing with soul. The work was written for and is performed by the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Jon Hendricks , Cassandra Wilson and Miles
Griffiths, directed by Wynton Marsalis. Introduced by Dave Gelly , who talks to Marsalis before the performance and during the interval. This performance was given in March at the Barbican Centre, London.


Unknown: Wynton Marsalis.
Unknown: Jon Hendricks
Unknown: Cassandra Wilson
Directed By: Wynton Marsalis.
Introduced By: Dave Gelly

: Postscript

Ageing Tastes
Five programmes asking how people's tastes change as they grow older. 1: Music. Sir William Glock ,
Minna Keal , Dr Anthony Storr ,
Sir Ernst Gombrich , Richard Hoggart and Sir Frank Kermode discuss how their tastes in music have changed. Producer Rosie Boulton


Music: Sir William Glock
Music: Minna Keal
Music: Dr Anthony Storr
Music: Sir Ernst Gombrich
Music: Richard Hoggart
Unknown: Frank Kermode
Producer: Rosie Boulton

: Mixing It

With Mark Russell and Robert Sandall.
MUSIC DETAILS: see BBC1 Ceefax page 652


Unknown: Mark Russell
Unknown: Robert Sandall.

: Composers of the Week British Light Music

Coates Overture: The Merrymakers Anthony Collins Vanity Fair
Haydn Wood Variations on a Once-Popular Humorous Song Elgar Salut damour
Charles Williams The Devil's Galop
Ronald Hammer Changing Mood No 2 Vivian Ellis Coronation Scot
Mayerl The Jazz Master; Hollyhock Tomlinson First English Folk Suite Repeated from last Monday 12 noon


Unknown: Charles Williams
Unknown: Vivian Ellis

: Jazz Notes

With Digby Fairweather.
Tonight, a studio set from drummer Alan Jackson 's quintet, with Steve Waterman (trumpet/flugel), Martin Hathaway (tenor sax/flute), Colin Oxley (guitar) and Paul Moylan (double bass).


Unknown: Digby Fairweather.
Unknown: Alan Jackson
Unknown: Steve Waterman
Tenor: Martin Hathaway
Flute: Colin Oxley
Flute: Paul Moylan

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Celebrity Recital Baritone Olaf Bar and Helmut Deutsch (piano) perform lieder by Schubert
2.10 Prizewinners' Concert Four prizewinners play concertos with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Michael Schonwandt
Tomasi Trumpet Concerto Gabor Boldoczki Bartok Viola Concerto
Naoko Shimizu Jolivet Concertino for
Trumpet and Piano Olivier Theurillat (trumpet), orchestral piano soloist Brahms Piano Concerto No 1 in D minor Ozgor Aydin
3.55 Schubert Piano Sonatas: in E,
D459; in A, D959 Adrienne Soos
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Baritone: Olaf Bar
Baritone: Helmut Deutsch
Conductor: Michael Schonwandt
Unknown: Naoko Shimizu Jolivet
Unknown: Adrienne Soos

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