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: On Air

Andrew McGregor with news, weather, travel and music including Mozart Andante and Five Variations in G, K501
George Malcolm and Andras Schiff (fortepiano duet)
6.12 Brahms Haydn Variations, Op 56a Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt
7.04 Debussy, orch Stokowski La Cathédrale Engloutie New Philharmonia, conductor Leopold Stokowski
7.32 JC Bach Sinfonia Concertante in E flat
Colin Lawson and Michael Harris
(clarinets), Parley of Instruments, director Peter Holman
8.05 Bach, arr Busoni Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV565 Gianluca Cascioli (piano)
8.47 Sibelius Pohjola's Daughter Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Unknown: Mozart Andante
Unknown: George Malcolm
Unknown: Andras Schiff
Unknown: Brahms Haydn
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Unknown: Colin Lawson
Clarinets: Michael Harris
Director: Peter Holman
Piano: Gianluca Cascioli

: Masterworks

Peter Hobday features chamber music by Schubert and recordings by Pablo Casals.
Pugnani Overture No 4 in B flat Academia Montis Regalis , conductor Luigi Mangiocavallo
9.13 Beethoven Variations on "Bei
Mannern Welche Liebe Fuhlen" from
Mozart's "The Magic Flute" Pablo Casals (cello), Rudolf Serkin (piano)
9.25 Delius The Walk to the Paradise Garden (A Village Romeo and Juliet)
London Philharmonic, conductor Vernon Handley
9.36 Schubert Piano Trio in E flat,
D929 Beaux Arts Trio


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Pablo Casals.
Conductor: Academia Montis Regalis
Conductor: Luigi Mangiocavallo
Cello: Pablo Casals
Piano: Rudolf Serkin
Conductor: Vernon Handley

: Artist of the Week

Robert Tear
Joan Bakewell talks to Robert Tear about composers with whom he has particular associations - Britten and Tippett - and favourite conductors, including Colin Davis and the late Georg Solti.


Talks: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Robert Tear
Unknown: Colin Davis
Unknown: Georg Solti.

: Sound Stories

Richard Baker tells the stories behind 1,000 years of great music. Richard Wagner , with a previous wife and numerous affairs to his credit, eventually married Franz Liszt 's illegitimate daughter Cosima, stealing her away from the conductor Hans von Bulow. This astonishing woman died as recently as 1930, having ensured the continuation of Wagner's theatre at Bayreuth.


Unknown: Richard Baker
Music: Richard Wagner
Unknown: Franz Liszt
Conductor: Hans von Bulow.

: Composers of the Week: Mozart and the English Mozarts

The second of five programmes of music by the so-called English Mozarts.
He Has Taste and, What Is More, the Most Profound Knowledge of Composition
Roderick Swanston puts Haydn's verdict on Mozart to the test by examining what the master passed on to his pupil Thomas Attwood and to Stephen Storace , who may also have studied with him.
Mozart, orch Erik Smith
Divertimento in G minor, K15
Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
Thomas Attwood Trio in C, Op 1, No 11, for Piano, Violin and Obbligato Cello Members of Concilium Wien , director Paul Angerer (violin)
Stephen Storace Sextet in G for Flute, Piano and String Quartet Members of Concilium Wien , director Paul Angerer (violin) Repeated next Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Roderick Swanston
Unknown: Thomas Attwood
Unknown: Stephen Storace
Unknown: Erik Smith
Unknown: St Martin
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Conductor: Thomas Attwood
Unknown: Concilium Wien
Violin: Paul Angerer
Violin: Stephen Storace Sextet
Unknown: Concilium Wien
Violin: Paul Angerer

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

The Beethoven Cello Sonatas
The third of five programmes in which pianist Roger Vignoles introduces and plays Beethoven's cello sonatas with five different cellists, together with sonatas from the 20th century.
Alexander Baillie (cello), Roger Vignoles (piano)
Beethoven Sonata in A, Op 69 Schnittke Sonata (1978) Repeat


Pianist: Roger Vignoles
Cello: Alexander Baillie
Piano: Roger Vignoles
Piano: Beethoven Sonata

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier,
Barry Douglas (piano)
Mozart Symphony No 41 in C, K551 (Jupiter)
Brahms Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat
Sibelius Symphony No 1


Piano: Barry Douglas

: Voices

Repeated from yesterday 10pm

: Music Machine

Tommy Pearson talks to
Mariss Jansons , music director of the Oslo
Philharmonic, about his relationship with the orchestra and how he made it into an international ensemble.


Talks: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Mariss Jansons

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty talks to Northumbrian piper and fiddler Kathryn Tickell on the release of her new CD, The
Northumbrian Collection. Also, music from South America, Australia and Estonia and a performance of Britten's Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge at 5.30.
Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, director lona Brown


Talks: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Kathryn Tickell
Director: Lona Brown

: Performance on 3

I From Studio 7, New F Broadcasting House, introduced by Rodney Slatford. Wyneke Jordans and Leo van Doeselaar (piano duet)
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 6 in B flat, BWV1051
Brahms Variations on a Theme of Robert Schumann , Op 23
Schubert Fantasy in F minor, D940
8.30 Book of the Month
A review of one of the month's most interesting new publications. Stephen Pinker , author of The Language Instinct, takes on one of the most contentious issues in modern science in his new book How the Mind Works. In his account of mental processes, he challenges a range of assumptions about such issues as parent-child influences, religion and spiritual yearning. Richard Gregory considers Pinker's theory and its implications.
8.50 Faure Dolly Suite , Op 56 Ravel Boléro


Introduced By: Rodney Slatford.
Introduced By: Leo Van
Unknown: Bach Brandenburg
Unknown: Robert Schumann
Unknown: Stephen Pinker
Unknown: Richard Gregory
Unknown: Faure Dolly Suite

: Postscript

Word Pictures
Five writers each choose a picture in the National Gallery and use it as a basis for a short imaginative narrative. 2: David Dabydeen on Pieter Bruegel the Elder's Adoration of the Magi.


Unknown: David Dabydeen
Unknown: Pieter Bruegel

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Matthias Bamert , Geoffrey Tozer (piano)
A supreme craftsman with a unique inventive gift and richness of imagination, Roberto Gerhard (1896-1970) was born in Spain and studied there with Granados and Pedrell.
Later, following studies with Schoenberg, he settled in Cambridge. His works are strikingly modernist, the musical siblings of the art of Dali and Miro.
Gerhard Symphony No 3 (Collages); Piano Concerto


Conductor: Matthias Bamert
Piano: Geoffrey Tozer
Unknown: Roberto Gerhard

: Night Waves

Richard Coles talks to independent director Neil LaBute , whose prize-winning film In the Company of Men has been shocking PC America with its portrayal of men behaving badly in the boardroom and the bedroom.
Plus the changing face of modern portraiture, from Gwen John to
Gilbert and George. As the exhibition Head First opens in Leicester, Richard Coles considers the ways in which artists have responded to the decline in formally commissioned portraits. Producer Fiona Bailey


Talks: Richard Coles
Director: Neil Labute
Unknown: Gwen John
Unknown: Richard Coles
Producer: Fiona Bailey

: Composer of the Week: Martinu

With Susan Sharpe.
Duo for Violin and Cello
Turovsky Duo
Suite: Spalicek
Brno State Philharmonic,
Eva Podarilova (piano), conductor Charles Mackerras
Repeated from last Tuesday


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Piano: Eva Podarilova
Conductor: Charles MacKerras

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather is joined by Dave Gelly to review some new CDs.


Unknown: Digby Fairweather
Unknown: Dave Gelly

: Through the Night

With Penny Gore.
1.00 South West German
Philharmonic, conductor
Peter Altrichter , Lilya Zilberstein (piano)
Mozart Overture: La Clemenza di Tito
Saint-Saens Piano Concerto No 5 in F (Egyptian) Dvorak Symphony No 8 in 2.25 Bach Chorale Preludes
(Klavierubung, Bk 3) Scott Ross (organ)
2.45 Lars-Erik Larsson Pastoral
Suite CBC Vancouver Orchestra/ Mario Bernardi
3.00 Schools
3.00 Playtime 3.15 Time to Move
3.35 Let's Make a Story 3.50 Drama Workshop 4.10 In the News: Topical Roundup 4.30 Hop, Skip and Jump
4.45 Anns a' Bhad
5.00 Sequence Music by Debussy, Berenguer de Palou and Berenguer Sweelinck , plus Corelli Concerto Grosso in B flat, Op 6 No 5 II Tempo Ensemble
5.20 Wieniawski Violin Concerto No
2 in D minor Natsumi Tamai , BRTN
Philharmonic/Frank Shipway


Conductor: Peter Altrichter
Piano: Lilya Zilberstein
Unknown: La Clemenza
Unknown: Scott Ross
Unknown: Mario Bernardi
Unknown: Berenguer de Palou
Unknown: Berenguer Sweelinck
Unknown: Natsumi Tamai

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