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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor , including Charpentier Messe de Minuit
Choir and Orchestra of Les Musiciens du Louvre, director Marc Minkowski
6.28 Locatelli Concerto in F minor,
Op 1 No 8 1 Musici, director Felix Ayo
7.04 Bridge Sir Roger de Coverley ASMF, conductor Neville Marriner
7.32 Schumann Konzertstuck in F for
Four Horns Philharmonia, conductor Christian Thielemann
8.05 Johann Strauss (son) Waltz:
1 Accelerations Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Carlos Kleiber
8.33 Albeniz, orch Arbos Suite: Iberia Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, conductor Antal Dorati I Editor Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Director: Marc Minkowski
Director: Felix Ayo
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Conductor: Schumann Konzertstuck
Conductor: Christian Thielemann
Conductor: Johann Strauss
Conductor: Carlos Kleiber
Conductor: Antal Dorati
Editor: Andrew Lyle

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday. This week,
Beethoven symphonies and Toscanini recordings. j Rossini Overture: William Tell
NPO, conductor Riccardo Chailly
9.13 Smetana Vltava (Ma Vlast) NBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Arturo Toscanini
9.25 Haydn Nottumo No 8 in G, H II 27
Marten Root (flute),
Michael Niesemann (oboe),
Mozzafiato, L'Archibudelli
9.38 Cherubini In Paradisum
Chorus Musicus Köln,
Das Neue Orchester , conductor Christoph Spering
9.45 Beethoven Symphony No 1 in C
Philharmonia, conductor Herbert von Karajan
10.10 Weber Adagio in E flat; Rondo in B flat
Piet Honingh and Harry Bijholt
(clarinets), Adriaan van Woudenberg and Iman Soetman (horns),
Brian Pollard and Robert Berkhout (bassoons)
10.18 Haydn Te Deum in C
Namur Chamber Choir, La Petite
Bande, director Sigiswald Kuijken
Producer Tony Cheevers


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Oboe: Michael Niesemann
Conductor: Das Neue Orchester
Conductor: Christoph Spering
Unknown: Weber Adagio
Clarinets: Harry Bijholt
Clarinets: Iman Soetman
Horns: Brian Pollard
Horns: Robert Berkhout
Bassoons: Haydn Te Deum
Unknown: La Petite
Producer: Tony Cheevers

: Artist of the Week

Joan Sutherland
A daily series in which leading artists talk revealingly about their music-making and careers to Joan Bakewell. Today Dame Joan Sutherland talks about her upbringing in Australia and her arrival in London in the austere, postwar fifties.
! Producer Gwawr Owen


Unknown: Joan Sutherland
Unknown: Joan Bakewell.
Talks: Dame Joan Sutherland
Producer: Gwawr Owen

: Sound Stories

With Richard Baker. When Bach was appointed Kantor at the Thomaskirche in Leipzig, he was only the third choice for the job. He submitted his Cantata No 22 for his application. Over the next quarter of a century, he rowed frequently with the Town Council, wrote prodigious j quantities of church and other music, became renowned across Europe as a a composer and organist, and produced 13 children. He often reused secular music in a sacred context, as in the Epiphany section
I of the Christmas Oratorio. Producer Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Richard Baker.
Producer: Andrew Lyle

: Composer of the Week: Heinrich Schiitz

Bruce Wood explores the music of Germany's first great composer. 1: The Young Lion. Schutz's early life, from his student days in Venice to his marriage ten years later, including some of his Italian madrigals and his sumptuous polychoral German psalm settings. The programme also includes music by his leading German contemporaries, Schein, Scheidt and Praetorius. Producer Lindsay Kemp
Repeated next Monday 11.30pm


Unknown: Bruce Wood
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

From St John's, Smith Square, London.
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Wind Ensemble, director Anthony Halstead
Mozart Serenade in B flat, K361 Repeated Saturday 1pm


Director: Anthony Halstead
Director: Mozart Serenade

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Schubert Overture in B flat
Conductor Nicholas Kraemer
Britten Four Sea Interludes
Conductor Tadaaki Otaka
Britten Sinfonia da Requiem Conductor Mark Wigglesworth
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor
Brahms Symphony No 4 in E minor Conductor Tadaaki Otaka , Olivier Charlier (violin)


Conductor: Nicholas Kraemer
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Conductor: Britten Sinfonia
Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka

: Music Matters

Repeated from yesterday 12.15pm

: Music Machine

These You Have Loathed
Verity Sharp talks to pianist Rolf Hind and discovers which pieces of music he would cheerfully throw on the fire. Producer Kerry Chapman


Talks: Verity Sharp
Pianist: Rolf Hind
Producer: Kerry Chapman

: In Tune

As a prelude to Twelfth Night tonight, Sean Rafferty investigates the traditions associated with this time of year. Music includes some of last year's top recordings as well as harpsichordist George Malcolm in Poulenc's Concert Champetre with lona Brown directing the ASMF at 5.30. Producer Helen Garrison


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Harpsichordist: George Malcolm
Unknown: Lona Brown
Producer: Helen Garrison

: Performance on 3

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Introduced by Geoffrey Baskerville. Conductor Osmo Vanska ,
Grigory Sokolov (piano)
Sibelius The Wood Nymph
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor
Glinka Kamarinskaya
Shostakovich Symphony No 1


Introduced By: Geoffrey Baskerville.
Conductor: Osmo Vanska
Piano: Grigory Sokolov

: Postscript

Novel Concerns
Valentine Cunningham presents a guide to contemporary English fiction. 1: Who Speaks for the Present?
Who dares command a fiction, tell a story? A look at the problem of voice. Producer Julian Hale


Unknown: Valentine Cunningham
Producer: Julian Hale

: Mahler Completed

Alfred Schnittke wrote a movement for piano quartet to partner and complete Mahler's piece. They are both played here by members of the Borodin Quartet and pianist Ludmilla Berlinsky.


Unknown: Alfred Schnittke
Pianist: Ludmilla Berlinsky.

: Voices

Presenting Bernarda Fink lain Burnside presents the Argentinian-born soprano making her Voices debut in a specially recorded programme.
Bernarda Fink (mezzo soprano) Roger Vignoles (piano)
Schumann Liederkreis , Op 39 Brahms Five Songs, Op 94
Wolf Die Kleine , Die Zigeurerin Waldmadchen , Producer
Adam Gatehouse Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Bernarda Fink
Unknown: Bernarda Fink
Piano: Roger Vignoles
Piano: Schumann Liederkreis
Unknown: Wolf Die Kleine
Unknown: Die Zigeurerin Waldmadchen
Producer: Adam Gatehouse

: Mixing It

Mark Russell and Robert Sandall present a mix of musical styles, including a studio session from
Steve Arguelles (drums) and Benoit Delbecq (samplers) improvising excursions into ambient techno.
Producer Philip Tagney


Unknown: Mark Russell
Unknown: Robert Sandall
Unknown: Steve Arguelles
Unknown: Benoit Delbecq
Producer: Philip Tagney

: 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 Repeated from last Monday


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
Piano: Burleigh Ethiopia
Baritone: Thomas Hampson
Piano: Craig Rutenberg
Piano: John Adams
Baritone: Naoko Tanaka
Violin: Chris Gekker

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather is joined by Michael Garrick to pay tribute to trumpeter Shake Keane. Producer Terry Carter


Unknown: Digby Fairweather
Unknown: Michael Garrick
Unknown: Shake Keane.
Producer: Terry Carter

: Through the Night

With Penny Gore.
1.00 Schubert Winterreise Lois
Marshall (mezzo), Anton Kuerti (piano)
2.25 Hidas Adagio for Strings Hungarian Radio Orchestra/ Gyorgy Lehel
2.35 Beethoven Symphony No 1 in C Finnish RSO/Jukka-Pekka Saraste
3.15 Rachmaninov Suite No 1
(Fantaisie Tableaux) Jeroen and Maarten van Veen (pianos)
3.40 Dvorak Serenade for Strings Slovenicum CO/Uros Lajovic
4.10 Verdi Stabat Mater : Te Deum Spanish Radio Choir, RTVE SO/ Sergiu Commissiona
5.00 Sequence
Including Mendelssohn Overture: The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave)
Danish RSO/Michael Schonwandt
5.40 Boccherini Guitar Quintet in E flat, G266
Cuartetto Martin i Soler,
Joachim Ruiz Asumendi (guitar)


Piano: Anton Kuerti
Pianos: Dvorak Serenade
Unknown: Verdi Stabat Mater
Unknown: Sergiu Commissiona
Unknown: Cuartetto Martin
Guitar: Joachim Ruiz Asumendi

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