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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor , including
Vivaldi In Furore Giustissimae Irae
Catherine Bott (soprano),
Purcell Quartet and Purcell Friends
6.18 Haydn Symphony No 6 in D (Le Matin) English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
7.04 Poulenc Le Bal Masque
(Capriccio) Pascal Roge and Jean-Philippe Collard (pianos)
7.32 Ravel Daphnis and Chloe: Suite No 2 LSO, conductor Andre Previn
8.05 Mendelssohn Overture: The
Hebrides (Fingal's Cave) London
Classical Players/Roger Norrington
8.39 Mozart Violin Concerto No 3 in G, K216 Mayumi Fujikawa ,
RPO, conductor Walter Weller Editor Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Soprano: Catherine Bott
Soprano: Purcell Quartet
Unknown: Purcell Friends
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Unknown: Pascal Roge
Pianos: Philippe Collard
Pianos: Ravel Daphnis
Conductor: Andre Previn
Unknown: Mayumi Fujikawa
Conductor: Walter Weller
Editor: Andrew Lyle

: Masterworks

Peter Hobday features chamber music by Schubert and recordings by Pablo Casals.
Mackenzie Overture: The Cricket on the Hearth BBC Scottish Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Martyn Brabbins
9.14 Purcell Te Deum in D
Taverner Consort, Choir and Players, conductor Andrew Parrott
9.28 Krommer Oboe Concerto in F,
Op 37
Sarah Francis , London Mozart
Players, conductor Howard Shelley
9.50 Schubert Piano Trio in B flat, D898
Eugene Istomin (piano),
Alexander Schneider (violin), Pablo Casals (cello) Producer Arthur Johnson
+ My Favourite Videos: page 52


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Pablo Casals.
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Conductor: Andrew Parrott
Unknown: Sarah Francis
Conductor: Howard Shelley
Piano: Eugene Istomin
Piano: Alexander Schneider
Violin: Pablo Casals
Producer: Arthur Johnson

: Artist of the Week

Robert Tear
Joan Bakewell talks to Robert Tear about his early singing days, and the transition from choirboy, to one of Britain's best-loved tenor voices. He reveals the music he finds easiest and most difficult to sing. The music featured includes Offenbach's
Gendarmes Duet and excerpts from Beethoven's Missa Solemnis and Handel's Messiah Producer Gwawr Owen


Unknown: Robert Tear
Producer: Gwawr Owen

: Sound Stories

With Richard Baker.
Robert Schumann first met Clara
Wieck when she was a budding piano virtuoso, though it took many years and a legal action against Clara's father before they were married. Richard Baker traces this great musical love affair and examines
Clara's role as pianist, mother and protector of the family during her husband's final decline into insanity. Producer Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Richard Baker.
Unknown: Robert Schumann
Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Andrew Lyle

: Composers of the Week: Mozart and the English Mozarts

1: What Oft Was Thought, but Ne'er So Well Exprest
In the first programme of music by composers nicknamed the English
Mozarts, Roderick Swanston considers how much they were indebted to their great Austrian contemporary.
Mozart Symphony No 1 in E flat, K16 English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
Thomas Unley Violin Concerto in F Elizabeth Wallfisch ,
Parley of Instruments, director Peter Holman
Samuel Wesley Symphony No 3 in A Milton Keynes Chamber Orchestra, conductor Hilary Davan Wetton Producer Antony Pitts
Repeated next Monday 11.30pm


Unknown: Roderick Swanston
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Violin: Thomas Unley
Unknown: Elizabeth Wallfisch
Director: Peter Holman
Director: Samuel Wesley
Conductor: Hilary Davan Wetton
Producer: Antony Pitts

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

I From St John's, Smith Square.
Emma Kirkby (soprano),
Michael Chance (countertenor), London Baroque, director Charles Medlam Marini Sonata "in Eco"
Gabrieli Sonata a 3 (1615) Handel Italian Cantata No 27: Lungi da Me, Pensier Tiranno !
Schmelzer Sonata a 3 (1662) Handel Cantata: Amarilli Vezzosa (II Duello Amoroso)
Repeated Saturday 1pm


Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Soprano: Michael Chance
Director: Charles Medlam
Director: Marini Sonata
Unknown: Gabrieli Sonata
Unknown: Pensier Tiranno
Unknown: Amarilli Vezzosa

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Conductors Yan Pascal Tortelier, Vassily Sinaisky ,
Cecile Ousset (piano)
Berlioz Overture: Waverley
Tchaikovsky Symphony No 4 in F minor Saint-Saens Piano Concerto No 2 in G minor
Britten Peter Grimes (Passacaglia) Walton Symphony No 2


Unknown: Vassily Sinaisky
Piano: Cecile Ousset
Unknown: Peter Grimes

: Music Matters

Repeated from yesterday 12.15pm

: Music Machine

Tommy Pearson travels to Norway to meet a young Hardanger fiddler. Producer Christina Pritchard
E-MAIL: music.machine@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Producer: Christina Pritchard

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty introduces performances by Cecilia Bartoli ,
Micheal 0 Suilleabhain and Yevgeni Kissin , and celebrates the centenary of the first performance of Glazunov's Raymonda. The programme also includes a performance of Mozart's Piano Concerto No 23 in A, K488, by Robert Casadesus and the Columbia SO, conductor George Szell. Producer Ann Marie 0 Callaghan


Introduces: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Cecilia Bartoli
Unknown: Yevgeni Kissin
Unknown: Robert Casadesus
Conductor: George Szell.
Producer: Ann Marie

: Performance on 3

Martinu: Out of Exile
A concert given on Saturday at the Barbican Centre, London, introduced by John Tusa. Jiri Belohlavek conducts an accomplished cast in Martinu's powerful opera, The Greek Passion. The opera is an allegorical story about a village passion-play in which the participants identify themselves with the characters they portray. Sung in English.
Martinu The Greek Passion
Finchley Children's Music Group, BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, conductor Jiri Belohlavek


Introduced By: John Tusa.
Introduced By: Jiri Belohlavek
Conductor: Jiri Belohlavek
Katerina: Susan Chilcott (soprano)
Lenio: Alwyn Mellor (soprano)
Nikolios/Despinio: Sandra Ford (soprano)
Old woman: Nlala Willis (mezzo)
Michelis: Richard Coxon (tenor)
Panais/Andonis: Alastair Elliott (tenor)
Manolios: David Rendall (tenor)
Yannakos: Timothy Robinson (tenor)
Fotis the priest: Mark Beesley (baritone)
Old man/Patriacheas: Paul Hudson (bass)
Kostandis/Ladas: Jozik Koc (bantone)
Grigoris the priest: Clive Bayley (bass)

: Postscript

Word Pictures
Five writers each choose a picture in the National Gallery and use it as a basis to develop a short imaginative narrative.
1: Marina Warner on Correggio's The School of Love.
Producer David Perry


Producer: David Perry

: Voices

Duparc Songs. French composer
Henri Duparc left only a handful of compositions, but they include some of the finest examples of the French chanson. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Duparc's birth, lain
Burnside introduces a selection from that small treasure trove.
Alison Hagley (soprano),
Gerald Finley (baritone), lain Burnside (piano) Serenade Florentine: Le Manoir de
Rosemonde; La Vague et la Cloche; Phidyle; La Vie Antérieure; Soupir, Extase; Au Pays ou Se Fait la Guerre; Elegie; Limitation au Voyage; Chanson Triste Producer Adam Gatehouse
Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Henri Duparc
Soprano: Alison Hagley
Soprano: Gerald Finley

: Mixing It

Mark Russell and Robert Sandall are joined by bassist and composer Jah Wobble to survey his varied career from the post-punk band Public Image Ltd to collaborations with Brian Eno , Bill Laswell and members of Can, the global trance grooves of his band Invaders of the Heart and, recently, works for full orchestra. Producer Philip Tagney


Unknown: Mark Russell
Unknown: Robert Sandall
Unknown: Jah Wobble
Unknown: Brian Eno
Unknown: Bill Laswell
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Composer of the Week: Bohuslav Martinu

With Susan Sharpe.
Le Jazz; Columbine Dances (Puppets, Book 1); Ballet Suite No 1 (Istar); La Bagarre; Jazz-Suite; Nonet Repeated from last Monday


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather introduces a studio set by Perfect Houseplants. Mark Lockheart (tenor sax/soprano sax), Huw Warren (piano/accordion), Dudley Phillips (double bass/bass guitar), Martin France (drums) Producer Terry Carter


Introduces: Digby Fairweather
Tenor: Mark Lockheart
Piano: Huw Warren
Accordion: Dudley Phillips
Guitar: Martin France
Producer: Terry Carter

: Through the Night

With Penny Gore.
1.00 Nikolai Demidenko (piano) Chopin Piano Sonata No 1 in C minor; Two Nocturnes Schumann
Etudes Symphoniques, Op 13
2.05 Trond Kvemo Corpus Christi
Carol; Missa Fidei Mysterii Norwegian Soloists' Choir/Grete Helgerud
2.20 Mendelssohn Octet in E
Chilingirian and Vanbrugh Quartets
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 including music by Henning, Ponce and Strauss, plus
5.05 Bach Concerto in A minor,
BWV1041 Musica Antiqua Kbln / Reinhard Goebel
5.25 Grieg Jesus Christ Is Risen and in Heaven Norwegian Soloists' Choir/ Grete Helgerud
5.40 Schumann Abegg Variations Nikolai Demidenko (piano)


Piano: Nikolai Demidenko
Unknown: Musica Antiqua Kbln
Unknown: Reinhard Goebel
Unknown: Grete Helgerud
Unknown: Schumann Abegg
Piano: Nikolai Demidenko

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