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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor , including Faure Masques et Bergamasques Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
6.19 Bach Violin Concerto in E, BWV1042
Simon Standage , English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
7.04 Grieg Funeral March for Richard Nordraak
London Brass Virtuosi, director David Honeyball
7.32 Rossini String Sonata No 1 in G I Musici
8.05 Beethoven Overture: Coriolan
Chamber Orchestra of Europe, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt
8.36 Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Vladimir Ashkenazy , LSO, conductor Andre Previn


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Unknown: Simon Standage
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Director: David Honeyball
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Unknown: Paganini Vladimir Ashkenazy
Conductor: Andre Previn

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
CPE Bach Symphony in B flat, Wql82 No 2
English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
9.13 Britten Diversions for Piano
Left Hand
Leon Fleisher , Boston Symphony Orchestra, conductor Seiji Ozawa
9.39 Beethoven, transcr Stokowski Moonlight Sonata (1st mvt) Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Wolfgang Sawallisch
9.45 Beethoven Symphony No 7 in A Chamber Orchestra of Europe, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt Discs


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Unknown: Leon Fleisher
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt

: Artist of the Week

Neville Marriner
Joan Bakewell talks to Sir Neville
Marriner about his preference for recording operas rather than giving live performances. Featured music includes Mozart's Marriage of Figaro and Rossini's Barber of Seville.


Unknown: Neville Marriner
Talks: Joan Bakewell

: Sound Stories

Richard Baker tells the stories behind 1,000 years of great music.
Elizabeth I of England was a vain and charismatic queen who liked to be reassured that she could play the keyboard better than Mary, Queen of Scots, and had madrigals written in her honour, like The Triumphs of Oriana. Hers was a golden age of prosperity, international influence and artistic life, yet minstrels could be penalised as vagrants - branded for a first offence, executed for a third.


Unknown: Richard Baker

: Composer of the Week: Martinu

3: Julietta. Susan Sharpe looks at the magical, mystical opera that marked Martinu's maturity as a 20th-century composer. Julietta (excerpts)
Chorus and Orchestra of the Prague National Theatre, conductor Jaroslav Krombholc
Repeated next Wednesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Susan Sharpe
Conductor: Jaroslav Krombholc
Julietta: Maria Tauberovaa
Michel: Ivo Zydek
Little Arab: Ivana Mixova
Errand boy: Marcela Lemariova
Beggar: Karel Berman
Convict: Dalibor Jedlicka
Dream clerk: Antonin Votava
Engine driver: Jaroslav Striska

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

I From the Adrian Boult Hall ,
Birmingham, the second of six concerts of the music of Shostakovich and Tippett, introduced by Chris Wines. The Lindsays
Shostakovich String Quartet No 3 Tippett String Quartet No 1


Unknown: Adrian Boult Hall
Introduced By: Chris Wines.

: Midweek Choice: (0171) [number removed]

Susan Sharpe presents listeners' requests.
Producer Brian Jackson Discs
ADDRESS: Midweek Choice, BBC Radio 3. Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA FAX: (0171) [number removed]
E-MAIL: midweek.choice@.bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Susan Sharpe
Producer: Brian Jackson

: Choral Vespers

From the Brompton Oratory, London.
Organ Prelude: Prelude tone 8 from "Musicalisches Blumenstrauss"
Deus in Adjutorium (Gastoldi)
Psalms 109-112, 131 (plainsong) Hymn: Iste Confessor Domini (plainsong/Palestrina)
Magnificat Second! Toni (Victoria) Motets: 0 Salutaris Hostia
(Langlais); Tantum Ergo (Durufle)
Antiphon: Alma Redemptoris Mater (Victoria)
Organ Voluntary: Fantaisie from
"L'Orgue Mystique No 7" (Tournemire) Director of music Andrew Carwood.
Organist Patrick Russill.


Unknown: Alma Redemptoris Mater
Organist: Andrew Carwood.
Organist: Patrick Russill.

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty gets a short back and sides as he explores Opera North's new production of Sweeney Todd in Leeds. Plus Bach's majestic Double Violin Concerto in D minor,
BWV1043, performed by Itzhak Perlman and Isaac Stern.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Sweeney Todd
Unknown: Itzhak Perlman
Unknown: Isaac Stern.

: Rush Hour Concert Voices at the Wlgmore Hall

lain Burnside presents the sixth of eight vocal recitals from London's Wigmore Hall. Today tenor Michael Schade performs songs by Schubert, accompanied by Graham Johnson (piano).
Nahe des Geliebten; Trost an Elisa; Adelaide; Laura am Wavier, An den Fruhling, D587; Das Geheimnis ,
0793; Der Blumenbrief; Ganymed;
Drang in die Feme; Taglich zu Singen; Erinnemng; Schwestergruss; Lied der Liebe; An eine Quelle; Der Jiingling an der Quelle; Zufriedenheit; Standchen, D889


Tenor: Michael Schade
Piano: Graham Johnson
Unknown: Das Geheimnis

: Cocktails

Eight programmes of pre-war recordings by London dance bands. 6: Side by Side. With numbers from the Savoy Havana Band, the orchestras of Ray Noble and Joe Loss ,
Noel Coward , Chick Henderson , and Betty Dale and the Blue Notes. Repeat


Unknown: Ray Noble
Unknown: Joe Loss
Unknown: Noel Coward
Unknown: Chick Henderson
Unknown: Betty Dale

: Performance on 3 BBC Symphony Orchestra

The second concert from Istanbul.
Conductor Leonard Slatkin ,
Jean Rigby (mezzo), Alan Opie (baritone), BBC Symphony Chorus Brahms Tragic Overture Mahler Ruckert-Lieder
Walton Belshazzar 's Feast


Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
Conductor: Jean Rigby
Baritone: Alan Opie
Unknown: Mahler Ruckert-Lieder
Unknown: Walton Belshazzar

: Postscript: Living Ideas: 3: Hume

Professor Simon Blackburn is best known for his defence of quasi-realism, an account of the world which attempts to reconcile our experience of the world's richness with the stark ontology of modern science. In this programme, he talks about his hero, David Hume , who he thinks laid the foundations for a modern scientific philosophy.


Speaker: Professor Simon Blackburn

: Haydn and Bartok

The eighth programme in a 14-part series coupling Haydn sonatas with some of Bartok's major piano works. Marie-Noelle Kendall (piano) Bartok Allegro Barbaro
Haydn Piano Sonatas: in B minor, H XVI 32; in E flat, H XVI 25 Bartok Suite, Op 14
Next programme Friday 23 January, 9pm


Piano: Marie-Noelle Kendall
Piano: Bartok Allegro Barbaro

: Ensemble

Penny Gore introduces a recital by the Sorrel Quartet. Bridge Three Idylls
Parry String Quartet No 3 in G Producer Paul Hindmarsh Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Introduces: Penny Gore
Producer: Paul Hindmarsh

: Night Waves

Poetry has never been an escape from history, and in his new collection of essays, The Deregulated Muse, poet Sean O'Brien examines the way British and Irish poetry of the last 25 years has engaged perhaps more closely than ever with fractured issues of race, gender, language and politics. He joins Michele Roberts to discuss his view of the poet's role in modern Britain. Plus the second of this week's specially commissioned Letters to Zola marking the centenary of Zola's famous letter, J'Accuse. Producer Julian May


Unknown: Sean O'Brien
Unknown: Michele Roberts

: Composer of the Week: Schiitz

With Bruce Wood.
3: War and Sudden Death. Schutz's sacred and funeral music.
Repeated from last Wednesday


Unknown: Bruce Wood.

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather presents a two-part concert by Harry Allen and the Terry Jenkins Trio. Part 2 tomorrow


Unknown: Digby Fairweather
Unknown: Harry Allen
Unknown: Terry Jenkins Trio.

: Through the Night

With Penny Gore.
1.00 Archives Music from Danish
Radio. Brahms Symphony No 4 in E minor Danish State RSO/ Eugene Ormandy
1.50 Franck Prelude , Chorale and Fugue Robert Silverman (piano)
2.10 Reger Ach Herr , Strafe Mich Nicht Danish National Radio Choir/ Stefan Parkman
2.30 Brahms Cello Sonata No 1 in E minor, Op 38 Ciril Skerjanec, Mojca Pucelj (piano)
3.00 Schools
3.00 Time and Tune 3.20 Together
3.40 Dance Workshop 4.00 Let's Move! 4.20 Scottish Resources
10-12 4.40 Talking Points: Scottish Resources for RE
5.00 Sequence Music by Franck and Brahms, plus: Weber Overture: Der
Freischutz Calgary PO/Mario Bernardi
5.40 Mozart Divertimento in B flat,
K137 Young Danish CO


Unknown: Eugene Ormandy
Unknown: Franck Prelude
Piano: Robert Silverman
Piano: Reger Ach Herr
Unknown: Stefan Parkman
Piano: Mojca Pucelj

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