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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor , including
Strauss Dance Suite after Couperin Kathryn Stott (piano), Kenneth Sillito (violin), Stephen Orton (cello),
Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
6.33 Ravel Introduction and Allegro Osian Ellis (harp), Melos Ensemble
7.04 Berlioz Overture: Roman Carnival
Royal Philharmonic, conductor Thomas Beecham
7.32 Mozart Symphony No 33 in B flat, K319
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
8.05 Vivaldi Recorder Concerto in C,
Peter Holtslag , English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
8.32 Prokofiev Violin Concerto No 2
Maxim Vengerov ,
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Mstislav Rostropovich


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Piano: Couperin Kathryn Stott
Piano: Kenneth Sillito
Violin: Stephen Orton
Unknown: St Martin
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Conductor: Allegro Osian Ellis
Conductor: Thomas Beecham
Unknown: Peter Holtslag
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Unknown: Maxim Vengerov
Conductor: Mstislav Rostropovich

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Schubert Piano Sonata in A minor,
D784 Alfred Brendel
9.25 Beethoven Symphony No 9 in D minor (Choral)
Luba Orgonasova (soprano), Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor),
Gilles Cachmaille (bass), Monteverdi Choir, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et
Romantique, conductor John Eliot Gardiner


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Alfred Brendel
Soprano: Luba Orgonasova
Soprano: Anne Sofie von Otter
Tenor: Anthony Rolfe Johnson
Tenor: Gilles Cachmaille
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner

: Artist of the Week

Neville Marriner
Joan Bakewell talks to Sir Neville Marriner
about his collaborations with major artists, including Alfred Brendel , and about his passion for the music of Mozart.


Unknown: Neville Marriner
Talks: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Sir Neville Marriner
Unknown: Alfred Brendel

: Sound Stories

Richard Baker tells the stories behind 1,000 years of great music. Gustav III of Sweden was convinced that other countries had better musicians than his own, and he continued the grand tradition of buying in. The greatest irony is that a man who felt second-best musically became the subject of one of Verdi's greatest operas.


Unknown: Richard Baker

: Composer of the Week: Martinu

5: Ariane. Martinu's last few years brought works of contrasting grandness and simplicity. Susan Sharpe concludes the week with three unassuming works that distil the understated purity of the composer's style. Ariette
Mikael Ericsson (cello), Frantisek Maly (piano) The Primrose
Petr Messiereur and Stanislav Bogunia (violins), Kuhn Female Chorus Ariane
Czech Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Vaclav Neumann Repeated next Fnday 11.30pm See also 7.30pm


Unknown: Susan Sharpe
Piano: Frantisek Maly
Piano: Stanislav Bogunia
Conductor: Vaclav Neumann
Ariadne: Celina Undsley
Theseus: Norman Philips
Burun: Vladimir Dolezal
Minatour: Richard Novak

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Introduced by Nicola Heywood Thomas. The Red Violin: Madeleine Mitchell ,
Lorraine McAslan , Krzysztof Smietana and Sophie Langdon (violins)
Telemann Concerto in D for Four
Bartok Duos Nos 44, 26, 28, 43,
35, 33 and 32 Leclair Sonata in A for Two Violins,
Op 3 No 2
Spohr Andante for Four Violins Berlo Bela; Igor; Annie
Wieniawski Etude-Caprices Nos 2 and 4 Lutoslawski Four Silesian Melodies for Four Violins
John Hardy Fol-de-riddles


Introduced By: Nicola Heywood Thomas.
Violin: Madeleine Mitchell
Violin: Lorraine McAslan
Violin: Krzysztof Smietana
Violins: Sophie Langdon

: The BBC Archive

Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli
In the second of two programmes, Susan Sharpe concludes her exploration of the career of the legendary pianist. The programme includes unique recordings from the BBC archives of Beethoven's Piano
Sonata in C minor, Op 111,
Schumann's Carnaval and Chopin's Sonata No 2, as well as contributions from pupils, critics and friends. Revised repeat


Unknown: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli
Unknown: Susan Sharpe

: Music Restored

Repeated from yesterday 10pm

: Music Machine

Jazz Plus
Many musicians today combine jazz with the indigenous music of their country. Verity Sharp talks to saxophonist Jan Garbarek about the way in which his Norwegian roots influence his music, and to
Nitin Sawhney about how he fuses Asian music, flamenco and jazz.


Talks: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Jan Garbarek
Unknown: Nitin Sawhney

: In Tune

""Tis the voice of the Lobster,' I heard him declare. 'You have baked me too brown, I must sugar my hair."' Sean Rafferty 's celebration of Lewis Carroll 's Alice in Wonderland continues with a specially recorded performance by lain Burnside. Music tonight includes Debussy's La Mer.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Lewis Carroll

: Performance on 3

Martinu: Out of Exile
From the Barbican Hall,
London, introduced by John Tusa. The BBC Symphony
Orchestra's annual weekend festival this year focuses on the Czech composer Bohuslav Martinu , whose music fuses the vibrant folk traditions of his native Bohemia with the 1920s buzz of his adoptive homes - Paris and New York.
Roman Janal (baritone), Raphael Wallfisch (cello),
BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Jiri Belohlavek Martinu Memorial to Lidice; Field Mass
8.10 Martinu
Anthony Burton presents the first of two interval features exploring
Martinu's colourful life. Czech Roots
This programme moves from Martinu's extraordinary childhood high in the church tower of a small Bohemian town, through studies in Prague and years in France to his eventual departure for America in 1940. 8.30 Cello Concerto No 1; Symphony No 6 (Fantaisies Symphoniques) Next concert Sunday lpm


Introduced By: John Tusa.
Unknown: Bohuslav Martinu
Cello: Raphael Wallfisch
Conductor: Jiri Belohlavek
Unknown: Anthony Burton

: Postscript

Living Ideas
A five-part series in which leading philosophers offer their appreciation of great thinkers.
5: Emmanuel Levinas. Dr Simon
Critchely defends the modern French-Jewish philosopher whose work was profoundly marked by the Holocaust and by the Nazism of his philosophical hero, Heidegger.
Critchely argues that Levinas offers a moving and valuable account of the respect we owe each other as unique individuals.

: Hear and Now

Sarah Walker introduces the second of four special concerts given this month at the Radio Theatre,
Broadcasting House. This concert features the Dutch new-music group De Ereprijs, with a punchy line-up of woodwind, brass, percussion and electric guitars.
Joe Cutler Sal 's Sax
Luca Macchi Ad Versum
Jeroen van Dijk Nieuwbouw
Chiel Meyering Guitar Concerto Tadeusz Wielecki Collage Tango Roger Marsh Waiting for Charlie Hanna Kulenty Perpetuus


Introduces: Sarah Walker
Guitars: Joe Cutler Sal
Unknown: Luca MacChi
Unknown: Roger Marsh

: Composer of the Week Schiitz

With Bruce Wood.
5: The Lion in Winter. In his old age, Schutz'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 from last Friday


Unknown: Bruce Wood.
Introduces: Bruce Wood

: There I Go, There I Go

Repeated from Saturday 6pm

: Through the Night

With Penny Gore.
1.00 Haydn L'lnfedelta Delusa
La Petite Bande/Sigiswald Kuijken
3.10 Silesian Quartet Judith Weir String Quartet Vaughan Williams String Quartet No 1
3.45 Weber Andante and Rondo
Ungarese in C minor
Juhani Tapaninen (bassoon), Finnish RSO/Jukka-Pekka Saraste
4.00 Beethoven Piano Sonata in C, Op 53 (Waldstein) Young-Lan Han
4.25 Tchaikovsky Francesca da
Rimini RTVE SO/Sergiu Comissiona
5.10 Lange-Muller Madonnasange Danish National Radio Choir/ Stefan Parkman
5.20 Mozart Serenade in E flat,
K375 Toronto Chamber Winds
5.45 Glazunov Concert Waltz No 1 in D CBC Vancouver SO/ Kazuyoshi Akiyama
6.00 Sequence Music by Dvorak and Tchaikovsky, plus Bach Violin
Sonata No 1 in G minor, BWV1001
Christian Tetzlaff 6.40 Poulenc La
Figure Humaine Danish National Radio Choir/Stefan Parkman


Unknown: Judith Weir
Bassoon: Juhani Tapaninen
Vespina: Nancy Argenta (soprano)
Sandrina: Lena Lootens (soprano)
Filippo: Christoph Pregardien (tenor)
Nencio: Markus Schafer (tenor)
Nanni: Stephen Varcoe (bass)

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