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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor , including Mozart Exsultate Jubilate , K165
Elly Ameling (soprano),
ECO, conductor Raymond Leppard
6.21 Franck Les Eolides
Suisse Romande Orchestra, conductor Ernest Ansermet
7.04 Vivaldi Violin Concerto in D minor, RV249
Francesca Vicari , Concerto Italiano, director Rinaldo Alessandrini
7.32 Debussy Jeux LSO, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas
8.05 Bartok Romanian Folk Dances
St Paul CO, conductor Hugh Wolff
8.35 Purcell Great Parent. Hail to
Thee James Bowman (countertenor), John Mark Ainsley and Rogers Covey-Crump (tenors), Michael George
(bass), the King's Consort and Choir, director Robert King


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Unknown: Mozart Exsultate Jubilate
Soprano: Elly Ameling
Conductor: Raymond Leppard
Conductor: Franck Les
Conductor: Ernest Ansermet
Unknown: Francesca Vicari
Director: Rinaldo Alessandrini
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas
Conductor: Hugh Wolff
Unknown: James Bowman
Unknown: John Mark Ainsley
Tenors: Michael George
Director: Robert King

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Rossini Overture: Semiramide
National PO, conductor Riccardo Chailly
9.13 Beethoven Violin Concerto in D
Wolfgang Schneiderhan ,
Berlin Philharmonic , conductor Eugen Jochum
10.00 Cherubini Symphony in D NBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Arturo Toscanini Discs


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Unknown: Wolfgang Schneiderhan
Conductor: Berlin Philharmonic
Conductor: Eugen Jochum
Conductor: Cherubini Symphony
Conductor: Arturo Toscanini Discs

: 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 partnerships with some of the major artists of this century, including Marilyn Home and Luciano Pavarotti.


Unknown: Joan Sutherland
Unknown: Joan Bakewell.
Talks: Dame Joan Sutherland
Talks: Luciano Pavarotti.

: Sound Stories

With Richard Baker. Ten years ago, the Russian Orthodox Church celebrated its millennium. During that 1,000 years, the music of the Church has been created and re-created to reflect the changing cultural and political context of the times. Yet the Church and its music have continued to provide a focus for national identity. Tchaikovsky,
Grechaninov and Rachmaninov, in his
Vespers, created their own romantic vision of this ancient tradition.


Unknown: Richard Baker.

: Composer of the Week: Schiitz

Bruce Wood explores the music of Germany's first great composer. 5: The Lion in Winter
In his old age, Schiitz's creative powers hardly waned, and even in the last years of his long life, he turned out one masterpiece after another. Bruce Wood introduces excerpts from his oratorios for Christmas and Passiontide.
Repeated next Friday 11.30pm


Unknown: Bruce Wood
Introduces: Bruce Wood

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Introduced by Nicola Heywood Thomas. Nikolai Demidenko (piano)
Scriabin Polonaise , Op 21; Four Preludes, Op 22
Prokofiev Ten Pieces from "Romeo and Juliet"; Toccata, Op 11


Introduced By: Nicola Heywood Thomas.
Piano: Nikolai Demidenko
Piano: Scriabin Polonaise

: The BBC Archive

Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli In the first of two programmes,
Susan Sharpe looks at the life and career of Arturo Benedetti
Michelangeli, a pianist famed for his mesmeric perfectionism, his doleful platform manner and his last-minute cancellations. The programme includes interviews with friends and colleagues as well as BBC archive recordings dating back to the 1950s, such as Ravel's Gaspard de la Nuit and Schumann's Faschingsswank aus Wien.
Revised repeat


Unknown: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli
Unknown: Susan Sharpe
Unknown: Arturo Benedetti
Unknown: Gaspard de la Nuit

: Music Restored

Repeated from yesterday 10pm

: Music Machine

These You Have Loathed
Verity Sharp talks to lain Burnside and discovers which music would never make it to his desert island.


Talks: Verity Sharp

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty talks to conductor Ronald Corp about his recent recording of European light music classics, and introduces music from Byrd to Bryars. There are also works by JS Bach, Ravel and a performance of the guitar concerto by Villa Lobos at 6.30.


Talks: Sean Rafferty
Conductor: Ronald Corp

: Performance on 3

Two cantatas by Bach and one thought to be by him.
Anne Monoyios (soprano), Lawrence Zazzo (alto), Mark Padmore (tenor), Michael George (bass),
St James 's Baroque Players, conductor Ivor Bolton
Hoffmann, attrib Bach Cantata:
Schlage Doch , Gewunschte Stunde ! Bach Cantata No 207a: Auf,
Schmettemde Tone der Muntem
Trompeten; Cantata No 213:
Hercules aufdem Scheidewege


Soprano: Anne Monoyios
Soprano: Lawrence Zazzo
Tenor: Mark Padmore
Bass: Michael George
Bass: St James
Conductor: Ivor Bolton
Unknown: Schlage Doch
Unknown: Gewunschte Stunde

: Postscript

Novel Concerns
Valentine Cunningham presents a five-part personal guide to contemporary English fiction.
5: Gothic Revivalists. A look at the New Gothic - or, as it has been described, a "library of extreme methods" - to shed light on the cult of noir fiction and allegories of horror.


Unknown: Valentine Cunningham

: Beginnings

The pieces published as Op 1 by the great Viennese triumvirate of composers, from the warm romanticism of Webern to the intellectual rigour of Berg. Webern Passacaglia
City of Birmingham Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle
Berg Piano Sonata Murray Perahia
Schoenberg Dank, Op 1 No 1 Michael Langdon (bass), Ernest Lush (piano)


Conductor: Simon Rattle
Bass: Michael Langdon
Piano: Ernest Lush

: Hear and Now

Sarah Walker introduces the first of four special concerts given this month at the Radio Theatre, Broadcasting House.
Cambridge New Music Players, conductor Paul Hoskins
James Dillon Redemption Harrison Birtwistle Verses
Edward Dudley Hughes Media
Vita Jo Kondo A Prospect of the Sky (first performance)
Jonathan Powell New work
(first performance) Adrian Jack Zigzag Producer Alan Hall


Introduces: Sarah Walker
Conductor: Paul Hoskins
Conductor: James Dillon
Unknown: Harrison Birtwistle Verses
Unknown: Edward Dudley Hughes
Unknown: Vita Jo Kondo
Unknown: Jonathan Powell
Unknown: Adrian Jack Zigzag
Producer: Alan Hall

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

With Brian Morton.
Richard Hundley Sweet Suffolk Owl William Sharp (baritone), Steven Blier (piano)
Corigliano Poem in October
Robert White (tenor), ensemble Cage The Wonderful Widow of Eighteeen Springs
Cathy Berberian (mezzo)
Griffes The Lament of Ian the Proud
Samuel Ramey (bass-baritone), Warren Jones (piano) Barber Nuvoletta
Cheryl Studer (soprano), John Browning (piano)
John Harbison Mirabai Songs Dawn Upshaw (soprano),
Orchestra of St Luke's/David Zinman Repeated from last Friday


Unknown: Brian Morton.
Baritone: William Sharp
Piano: Steven Blier
Piano: Corigliano Poem
Tenor: Robert White
Unknown: Eighteeen Springs
Unknown: Cathy Berberian
Bass-Baritone: Samuel Ramey
Piano: Warren Jones
Piano: Barber Nuvoletta
Soprano: Cheryl Studer
Piano: John Browning
Piano: John Harbison Mirabai
Unknown: David Zinman

: There I Go, There I Go

Vocalese is one of the lesser-known tributaries of jazz - the setting and singing of original words to improvised jazz solos - but it has led to some spectacular vocal performances. In the first of two programmes, Brian Morton explores the repertoire with some of the original creators of the style -
Jon Hendricks , Annie Ross , Georgie Fame , Tim Hauser and Dan Morgenstern. Repeated from Saturday 4.30pm


Unknown: Brian Morton
Unknown: Jon Hendricks
Unknown: Annie Ross
Unknown: Georgie Fame
Unknown: Tim Hauser
Unknown: Dan Morgenstern.

: Through the Night

With Penny Gore.
1.00 Danish NRSO/Michael
Schbnwandt Schumann Symphony No 1 in B flat (Spring) Mendelssohn Suite: A Midsummer Night's Dream Schumann Symphony No 3 in E flat (Rhenish)
2.55 Palestrina Magnificat Primi Toni Elmer Iseler Singers/Elmer Iseler
3.10 Busoni Finnish Folk Songs
Erik T Tawaststjerna and Hui-Ying Liu (piano duet)
3.15 Andriessen Ballade Roger Cole (oboe), Linda Lee Thomas (piano)
3.20 Nlvers Officium Defunctorum
Studio 600
4.05 Boccherlni Guitar Quintet in E, G446 Cuarteto Martin i Soler, Maria Esther Guzman (guitar)
4.25 Barrios Vals No 4
Enno Voorhorst (guitar)
4.40 Haydn Symphony No 6 in D (Le Matin) National Arts Centre
Orchestra/Gabriel Chmura
5.00 Schumann Overture: Manfred Danish NRSO/Michael Schonwandt
5.20 Mendelssohn Organ Sonata in A, Op 65 No 3 Martti Miettinen
5.35 Bach Cantata No 106: Gottes
Zeit 1st die Allerbeste Zeit Barbara
Schlick (soprano), Magdalena
Kozena (contralto), Guy de Mey (tenor), Klaus Mertens (bass), Accademia Daniel/Shalev Ad-El
6.00 Sequence Including music by Mozart and Gregorio Huwet
6.05 Barber Dover Beach Rachel
Ann Morgan (mezzo), Camilli Quartet
6.15 Schumann Kreisleriana
David Kuijken (piano)


Unknown: Palestrina Magnificat Primi Toni
Singers: Elmer Iseler
Singers: Hui-Ying Liu
Oboe: Andriessen Ballade Roger Cole
Oboe: Linda Lee Thomas
Unknown: Cuarteto Martin
Guitar: Maria Esther Guzman
Unknown: Manfred Danish

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