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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor , including
Saint-Saens Symphony No 2 in A minor Tapiola Sinfonietta, conductor Jean-Jacques Kantorow
6.26 Rossini Une Caresse a Ma
Femme; Un Profond Sommeil;
Un Reveil en Sursaut (Peches de Vieillesse)
Stefan Irmer (piano)
7.03 Trad, arr Keyte Christemas Hath Made an End
Emma Kirkby (soprano), Leigh Nixon (tenor), Simon Birchall (bass), Westminster Abbey Choir and Ensemble, director Martin Neary
7.32 Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin Paris Orchestra, conductor Jean Martinon
8.05 Dvorak Slavonic Dances, Op 46 Nos 5 and 6 Prague Symphony Orchestra, conductor Petr Altrichter
8.42 Bach Partita No 2 in D minor, BWV1004 (Chaconne) Hilary Hahn (violin)


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Conductor: Jean-Jacques Kantorow
Piano: Stefan Irmer
Unknown: Keyte Christemas
Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Soprano: Leigh Nixon
Tenor: Simon Birchall
Director: Martin Neary
Conductor: Jean Martinon
Violin: Hilary Hahn

: Morning Collection

With Penny Gore.
Grainger Scotch Strathspey and Reel Ambrosian Singers,
English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Benjamin Britten
9.08 Debussy Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp William Bennett (flute), Roger Tapping (viola), leuan Jones (harp)
9.24 Granados Goyescas (Book 2) Alicia de Larrocha (piano) Discs


Conductor: Benjamin Britten
Harp: William Bennett
Flute: Roger Tapping
Harp: Granados Goyescas
Piano: Alicia de Larrocha

: Musical Encounters

John Toal . Berlioz Overture: King Lear LSO, conductor Colin Davis
10.17 Artist of the Week:
Conductor Robert Shaw
Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms Atlanta Symphony Chorus and Orchestra
10.40 Kabalevsky Cello Sonata in B flat, Op 71
Tim Hugh , Kathron Sturrock (piano)
11.05 Eshpai Concerto for Orchestra BBC Philharmonic, conductor Vasili Sinaisky
11.23 Bach Goldberg Aria and Variations 16-30
Glenn Gould (piano)


Unknown: John Toal
Conductor: Colin Davis
Unknown: Tim Hugh
Piano: Kathron Sturrock
Conductor: Vasili Sinaisky
Conductor: Bach Goldberg Aria
Piano: Glenn Gould

: Composers of the Week 20th-century American Song

Brian Morton contrasts one of the most substantial of Ned Rorem 's song cycles - Women's Voices - with other American songs written from a woman's perspective. The programme includes settings of some of America's most distinguished writers - Gertrude Stein , Marianne Moore , Adrienne Rich and Emily Dickinson. Farwell Wild Nights, Wild Nights Cynthia Haymon (soprano), Warren Jones (piano)
Virgil Thomson Two by Marianne Moore William Sharp (baritone), Steven Blier (piano)
Aaron Jay Kemis Stein Times Seven Jan De Gaetani (mezzo), Gilbert Kalish (piano)
Barbara Kolb The Sentences
Rosalind Rees (soprano), David Starobin (guitar)
Ned Rorem Women's Voices
Catherine Ciesinski (mezzo), the Composer (piano)
Paul Bowles April Fool Baby: Letter to Freddie; My Sister's Hand in Mine William Sharp (baritone), Steven Blier (piano)
Lora Aborn Tis Winter Now
Jennifer Lamore (mezzo), Antoine Palloc (piano)
Ruth Crawford Seeger Joy Jan DeGaetani (mezzo), Gilbert Kalish (piano) Lee Hoiby A Letter
Richard Duke Heart We Will
Forget Him
Jennifer Lamore (mezzo), Antoine Palloc (piano)
Repeated next Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Brian Morton
Unknown: Ned Rorem
Unknown: Gertrude Stein
Unknown: Marianne Moore
Unknown: Adrienne Rich
Unknown: Emily Dickinson.
Soprano: Cynthia Haymon
Piano: Warren Jones
Piano: Virgil Thomson
Unknown: Marianne Moore
Baritone: William Sharp
Piano: Steven Blier
Piano: Aaron Jay Kemis
Unknown: Jan De Gaetani
Piano: Gilbert Kalish
Piano: Barbara Kolb
Soprano: Rosalind Rees
Guitar: David Starobin
Guitar: Ned Rorem
Unknown: Catherine Ciesinski
Piano: Paul Bowles
Baritone: William Sharp
Piano: Steven Blier
Piano: Lora Aborn
Unknown: Jennifer Lamore
Piano: Antoine Palloc
Unknown: Jan Degaetani
Piano: Gilbert Kalish
Piano: Lee Hoiby
Unknown: Richard Duke
Unknown: Jennifer Lamore
Piano: Antoine Palloc

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Stravinsky Plus
Introduced by Chris de Souza. Gaudier Ensemble
Stravinsky Septet
Beethoven Septet in E flat, Op 20 Repeat


Introduced By: Chris de Souza.

: The BBC Orchestras

Ulster Orchestra
Conductors Kenneth Montgomery and Nicholas Braithwaite ,
Hugh Tinney (piano)
Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio Espagnol Balakirev Symphony No 1 in C
Martinu Double Concerto for Two
String Orchestras, Piano and Timpani Sibelius Symphony No 5


Conductors: Kenneth Montgomery
Conductors: Nicholas Braithwaite
Piano: Hugh Tinney

: Voices

Pick of the Year. lain Burnside plays the songs that listeners have selected from the Voices programmes of 1997. Producer Adam Gatehouse


Producer: Adam Gatehouse

: Turns of the Century

The third of five programmes celebrating great performers. Russell Davies looks at Jeremy Hardy.


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy.

: The Changing Orchestra

Five programmes this week in which Michael Hall explores the changing sound of the recorded orchestra. In the second programme, he looks at the Leningrad
Philharmonic and introduces recordings of the orchestra playing Beethoven, Shostakovich,
Tchaikovsky, Liadov, Kabalevsky and Rachmaninov conducted by Yevgeni Mravinsky , Kurt Sanderling , Yuri Temirkanov , Dmitri Kabalevsky and Mariss Jansons.


Unknown: Michael Hall
Conducted By: Yevgeni Mravinsky
Conducted By: Kurt Sanderling
Conducted By: Yuri Temirkanov
Conducted By: Dmitri Kabalevsky
Conducted By: Mariss Jansons.

: Sotti Resounding

2: A Lion at the Opera
Humphrey Burton surveys Solti's operatic work with the help of the singers, musicians and directors with whom he collaborated. Repeat


Unknown: Humphrey Burton

: Performance on 3

The Kirov Orchestra and their charismatic artistic director,
Valery Gergiev , give the first of two concerts this week of music by Prokofiev.
They are joined by pianist Alexander Toradze for two concertos, followed by possibly Prokofiev's loudest work - the Scythian Suite.
Piano Concerto No 5; Piano Concerto
No 1; Scythian Suite See also Friday 7pm


Director: Valery Gergiev
Pianist: Alexander Toradze

: Postscript

Ageing Tastes
2: Food. Derek Cooper , Marguerite Patten and Alan Long discuss how food has changed during this century and how their own personal tastes in food have developed during the course of their lives.


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Unknown: Marguerite Patten
Unknown: Alan Long

: Vingt Regards sur I'Enfant Jesus

Olivier Messiaen 's epic cycle of 20 pieces is one of the most striking and individual works ever conceived for the piano, an extraordinary fusion of spirituality and keyboard virtuosity. Joanna MacGregor has won wide acclaim for her interpretation of this monumental score, and she also introduces this specially recorded performance.


Unknown: Olivier Messiaen
Unknown: Joanna MacGregor

: The Shellac Show

In the fourth of six programmes spinning 78rpm records, Jeremy Nicholas introduces listeners' requests for Elisabeth Schumann singing Bdhm's Still wie die Nacht and Fritz Kreisler 's piano performance of his own Liebesleid with his cellist brother Hugo. Next programme tomorrow 9.50pm


Introduces: Jeremy Nicholas
Unknown: Elisabeth Schumann
Unknown: Fritz Kreisler

: Composers of the Week: British Light Music

With John Toal.
Frederick Curzon Overture: Punchinello
Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Adrian Leaper Richard Rodney Bennett Four-Piece Suite
David Nettle and Richard Markham
Charles Williams The Old Clockmaker
Ronald Binge The Water Mill
Trevor Duncan March (Little Suite) Radio and television theme tunes
Roger Quilter Love 's Philosophy: Go, Lovely Rose: Fair House of Joy John Mark Ainsley (tenor), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Petite Suite de Concert
RTE Concert Orchestra, conductor Adrian Leaper
Repeated from last Tuesday 12 noon


Unknown: John Toal.
Unknown: Frederick Curzon
Conductor: Adrian Leaper
Conductor: Richard Rodney Bennett
Unknown: David Nettle
Pianos: Richard Markham
Pianos: Charles Williams
Unknown: Roger Quilter Love
Piano: Malcolm Martineau
Piano: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
Conductor: Adrian Leaper

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather introduces a studio set from the Brian Dee Trio , with Len Skeat (bass) and Ralph Salmins (drums).


Introduces: Digby Fairweather
Unknown: Brian Dee Trio
Bass: Len Skeat
Bass: Ralph Salmins

: Through the Night

With Donaid Macleod.
1.00 Beethoven Symphony No 9 in D minor (Choral) Michele Legrange (soprano), Jeanne Piland (mezzo), Thomas Moser (tenor), Reinhard Hagen (bass), Latvian Radio-Television Chorus, Warsaw
Sinfonia/Yehudi Menuhin
2.10 Bach Sacred songs and pieces for keyboard, performed by Klaus
Mertens (baritone) and Ton Koopman (organ/harpsichord)
3.25 Royal Concertgebouw
Orchestra, conductor Riccardo
Chailly, Arkady Volodos (piano)
Keuris Three Preludes Rachmaninov
Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor
Bartok The Miraculous Mandarin
Strauss Dance of the Seven Veils
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donaid MacLeod.
Soprano: Michele Legrange
Soprano: Jeanne Piland
Tenor: Thomas Moser
Tenor: Reinhard Hagen

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