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: On Air

Andrew McGregor with news, weather, travel and music including Handel Suite No 5 in E (Harmonious Blacksmith)
Murray Perahia (piano)
6.13 Musorgsky Dawn over the Moscow River; Dance of the Persian
Slaves (Khovanschina) Berlin Philharmonic , conductor Claudio Abbado
7.04 Haydn Overture: II Mondo della Luna
Vienna Haydn Sinfonietta , conductor Manfred Huss
7.32 Schumann Arabeske in C, Op 18
Maurizio Pollini (piano)
8.05 Arnold Overture: Tam O'Shanter
Philharmonia, conducted by the Composer
8.39 Bernstein West Side Story: Symphonic Dances
New York Philharmonic, conducted by the Composer
Editor Andrew Lyle


Presenter: Andrew McGregor
Piano: Murray Perahia
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Conductor: Manfred Huss
Piano: Maurizio Pollini
Editor: Andrew Lyle

: Masterworks

Peter Hobday continues his sequence of Beethoven symphonies and introduces recordings by the acclaimed American pianist Leon Fleisher.
Brahms Waltzes , Op 39 Leon Fleisher (piano)
9.19 Debussy, transcr Stokowski La Cathédrale Engloutie
Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Wolfgang Sawallisch
9.28 Rossini Messa di Milano (Gloria) Susanne Mentzer (mezzo), Ian Bostridge (tenor), Simone Alaimo (bass),
Chorus and Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
9.53 Beethoven Symphony No 5 in C minor
Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Carlos Kleiber


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Pianist: Leon Fleisher.
Pianist: Brahms Waltzes
Piano: Leon Fleisher
Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch
Conductor: Rossini Messa Di Milano
Unknown: Susanne Mentzer
Tenor: Ian Bostridge
Bass: Simone Alaimo
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Conductor: Carlos Kleiber

: Artist of the Week

Neville Marriner
A daily series in which leading artists talk revealingly about their music making and careers to Joan Bakewell. Today Sir Neville Marriner talks about his early days as a violinist, how he never intended to be a conductor, and his formation of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, the most recorded orchestra in the world.
Producer Gwawr Owen


Unknown: Neville Marriner
Unknown: Joan Bakewell.
Talks: Sir Neville Marriner
Producer: Gwawr Owen

: Sound Stories

Richard Baker tells the stories behind 1,000 years of great music.
In a reign which lasted half a century, Louis XIV established the sumptuous palace at Versailles and encouraged a musical opulence worthy of the most magnificent court in Europe.
Jean-Baptiste Lully was the musical genius behind extravagant theatrical spectacles. Lully lived and died in the service of his monarch - he contracted gangrene after injuring his foot during a performance of a work written to celebrate the King's own recovery from illness. Producer Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Andrew Lyle

: Composer of the Week: Bohuslav Martinu

1: From Prague to Paris
From chamber miniatures to opera, from twenties jazz to symphonies,
Susan Sharpe traces the journey of a reluctant exile who made a substantial contribution to almost every musical genre. Le Jazz
Lubomir Panek Singers,
Prague Symphony Orchestra, conductor Zbynek Vostrak
Columbine Dances (Puppets, Book 1) Emil Leichner (piano)
Ballet Suite No 1 (Istar) Brno State Philharmonic, conductor Jiri Waldhans
La Bagarre
Brno State Philharmonic, conductor Petr Vronsky Jazz-Suite
Members of the Prague Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Zybnek Vostrak Nonet
Lahti Sinfonia Chamber Ensemble
Producer Julian Gregory
Repeated next Monday 11.30pm


Unknown: Susan Sharpe
Conductor: Zbynek Vostrak
Conductor: Columbine Dances
Piano: Emil Leichner
Conductor: Jiri Waldhans
Conductor: Petr Vronsky
Conductor: Zybnek Vostrak
Producer: Julian Gregory

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

From St John's, Smith Square.
Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet Ligeti Six Bagatelles Carter Wind Quintet
Barber Summer Music
Hindemith Kleine Kammermusik , Op 24 No 2
Repeated Saturday 1pm


Music: Hindemith Kleine Kammermusik

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales conductors David Atherton and Mariss Jansons
Kathryn Stott (piano),
Cheryl Studer (soprano)
Glinka Overture: Ruslan and Ludmilla
Strauss Four Last Songs
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 1 in C
Rachmaninov Symphony No 1 in D minor


Conductors: David Atherton
Conductors: Mariss Jansons
Piano: Kathryn Stott
Soprano: Cheryl Studer

: Music Matters

Repeated from yesterday 12.15pm

: Music Machine Jazz Plus

This week Verity Sharp looks at the way jazz combines with or is influenced by other genres of music. Today she investigates jazz/rock fusion. Producer Christina Pritchard


Unknown: Verity Sharp
Producer: Christina Pritchard

: In Tune

"'You are old Father William,' the young man said." In a week celebrating the centenary of Lewis Carroll 's death, Sean Rafferty explores the musical madness of Alice in Wonderland. Music tonight includes Mozart's Horn Concerto
No 4, and Sir Charles Mackerras visits the studio to talk about his new recording of Janacek's opera Kata Kabanova.
Producer Erika Wright


Unknown: Lewis Carroll
Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Sir Charles MacKerras
Producer: Erika Wright

: Performance on 3 BBC Symphony Orchestra

The first of two concerts given as part of last year's Istanbul International Music Festival, in St Irene's Church.
The second concert is broadcast on Wednesday at 7,30pm.
Conductor Leonard Slatkin , Jean Rigby (mezzo), John Aler (tenor), Alan Opie (baritone), BBC Symphony Chorus Elgar The Dream of Gerontius


Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
Conductor: Jean Rigby
Tenor: John Aler
Tenor: Alan Opie

: Postscript

Living Ideas
A five-part series in which leading philosophers offer their appreciation of great thinkers who have influenced their work and understanding of the world.
1: Stoic Cosmopolitanism
Martha Nussbaum, Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, champions the thinking of the ancient Stoics about our obligations to one another as citizens of the world. She argues that we need to develop further their theories of international law.
Producer Anthony Denselow


Presenter: Martha Nussbaum
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Stamping Dances

A group of Romanian Folk Dances arranged for small orchestra by Bartok and played by the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.

: Voices

An A-Z of Song. lain Burnside goes on a whistlestop tour of the alphabet in song.
Producer Adam Gatehouse Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Producer: Adam Gatehouse

: 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; Heinrich Schutz

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.
Repeated from last Monday


Unknown: Bruce Wood

: Jan Notes

Digby Fairweather meets trumpeter Dusko Goykovich. Producer Terry Carter


Unknown: Digby Fairweather
Unknown: Dusko Goykovich.
Producer: Terry Carter

: Through the Night

With Penny Gore.
1.00 Zenthen Trio Beethoven Piano
Trio in B flat, Op 11 Schubert Piano Trio in B flat, D898
2.00 Brahms Symphony No 3 in F Irish National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Alexander Anissimov
3.00 Schools
3.00 Music Box 3.15 Something to Think About 3.30 Song Tree 3.45 Radio Showcase 3.50 Stories and Rhymes 4.00 Together Stories 4.15 Music for Dance 4.30 Hopscotch
4.45 Scottish Resources 7-9
5.00 Sequence Music by Bach, Sebastian Bodinus and Poulenc, plus:
5.10 Ravel La Valse Adrian Oetiker
(piano) 5.50 Csiky Divertimento for Wind and Brass Instruments
Budapest Wind Band. conductor Kalman Berkes


Conductor: Alexander Anissimov
Unknown: Sebastian Bodinus
Conductor: Kalman Berkes

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