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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor , including
Beethoven Violin Sonata in F, Op 24 (Spring)
Gidon Kremer , Martha Argerich (piano)
6.28 Tallis Te Deum in D
Chapelle du Roi , director Alistair Dixon
7.04 Delius Daybreak ; Dance (Florida Suite)
Ulster Orchestra/Vernon Handley
7.32 Uszt Hungarian Rhapsody No 2 in C sharp minor
Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano)
8.05 Strauss Die Heiligen Drei
Konige aus Morgenland, Op 56 No 6 Felicity Lott (soprano),
Scottish National Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
8.40 lbert Flute Concerto
Timothy Hutchins , Montreal SO, conductor Charles Dutoit


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Unknown: Gidon Kremer
Piano: Martha Argerich
Piano: Tallis Te Deum
Unknown: Chapelle du Roi
Director: Alistair Dixon
Director: Delius Daybreak
Unknown: Vernon Handley
Piano: Marc-Andre Hamelin
Soprano: Felicity Lott
Unknown: Timothy Hutchins
Conductor: Charles Dutoit

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Krommer Oboe Concerto in F, Op 52 Sarah Francis , London Mozart
Players, conductor Howard Shelley
9.22 Falla, arr Casals Nana
Trad, arr Casals Song of the Birds
Pablo Casals (cello), Eugene Istomin (piano), Prades Festival Orchestra
9.29 Dukas La Peri
Paris Opera Orchestra, conductor Pierre Dervaux
9.49 Schubert Piano Quintet in A, D667 (Trout)
Members of the Cleveland Quartet, Alfred Brendel (piano),
James van Demark (double bass)


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Sarah Francis
Conductor: Howard Shelley
Unknown: Casals Nana
Unknown: Casals Song
Cello: Pablo Casals
Cello: Eugene Istomin
Conductor: Pierre Dervaux
Piano: Alfred Brendel
Piano: James van Demark

: Artist of the Week

Robert Tear
Robert Tear talks to Joan Bakewell about his career on stage, and his favourite operatic roles which include Herod in Richard Strauss 's Salome and Loge in Wagner's Das Rheingold.


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Richard Strauss
Unknown: Das Rheingold.

: Sound Stories

Richard Baker tells the stories behind 1,000 years of great music. The friendship between
Frederic Chopin and the fiercely independent novelist and poet George Sand (a single mother with two children) had its ups and downs, but a disastrous holiday in Majorca brought all the tensions to the surface. The musical outcome was the set of 24 Preludes.


Unknown: Richard Baker
Unknown: Frederic Chopin
Unknown: George Sand

: Composers of the Week: Mozart and the English Mozarts

3: Shakespeare Now Demands Thy Lays. Shakespeare was to the so-called English Mozarts what
Metastasian opera seria was to
Mozart. Roderick Swanston contrasts the differing responses of each to their changing theatrical traditions. Mozart Lucio Silla (Act 1, excerpt)
Arnold Schoenberg Choir,
Vienna Concentus Musicus, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Bishop 0 Happy Fair!
Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
Bishop, arr Bush By the Simplicity of Venus' Doves
Paul Elliott (tenor),
Lena-Liis Kiesel (piano)
Unley A Lyric Ode on the Fairies, Aerial Beings and Witches of Shakespeare (Part 2)
Lorna Anderson and Julia Gooding
(sopranos), Richard Wistreich (bass), Parley of Instruments Choir and Baroque Orchestra, conductor Paul Nicholson
Repeated next Wednesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Mozart Lucio Silla
Tenor: Anthony Rolfe Johnson
Piano: Graham Johnson
Tenor: Paul Elliott
Piano: Lena-Liis Kiesel
Unknown: Lorna Anderson
Sopranos: Julia Gooding
Sopranos: Richard Wistreich
Conductor: Paul Nicholson
Giunia: Edita Gruberova (soprano)
Cecilio: Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo)

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

nFrom the Adrian Boult Hall ,
Birmingham, the third of six concerts of the music of Shostakovich and Tippett, introduced by Chris Wines. The Lindsays
Tippett String Quartet No 2
Shostakovich String Quartet No 8


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 Evensong UF

rom St Paul 's Cathedral,
Introit: Abendlied (Rheinberger) Responses (Shephard)
Psalm 73 (Crotch, Ouseley)
First Lesson: Ezekiel 13, wl-16
Canticles: Gray in F minor
Second Lesson: Matthew 24, w29-35 Anthem: Lo, God Is Here (Philip Moore ) (first broadcast)
Hymn: Lead, Kindly Light (Brinley) Organ Voluntary: Allegro Maestoso (Sonata No 1 in G, Op 28) (Elgar) Director of music John Scott.
Sub-organist Andrew Lucas.


Unknown: St Paul
Unknown: Philip Moore
Music: John Scott.
Unknown: Andrew Lucas.

: In Tune

On the 150th anniversary of Henri Duparc 's birth, Sean Rafferty examines the legacy of a composer who was stricken by illness at the height of his career. Rafferty also takes a musical journey to Vienna on the publication of Schubert's Vienna. Plus more music from Adams to
Zemlinsky, including Janacek's triumphant Sinfonietta performed by the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor
Rafael Kubelik , at 6.35.


Unknown: Henri Duparc
Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Conductor: Rafael Kubelik

: Rush Hour Concert

Voices at the Wigmore Hall
D lain Burnside presents the seventh of eight vocal recitals from London's Wigmore Hall. Today he accompanies soprano Lisa Milne in songs by Strauss.
Begegnung; Leises Lied, Op 39 No 1; Die Nacht; Junghexenlied, Op 39 No 2; Wiegenliedchen, Op 49 No 3; Muttertandelei, Op 43 No 2; Drei Lieder, Op 67; FunfLieder, Op 48


Soprano: Lisa Milne

: Cocktails

Eight programmes of prewar recordings by London dance bands. 7: Crazy Rhythm
With Ray Starita and the Ambassadors Orchestra, Henry Hall and the BBC Dance Orchestra, Harry Roy at the Mayfair Hotel, Mantovani and his Tipica Orchestra, bandleader Jack Hylton , and vocalists Pat O'Malley , Sam Browne and Ronnie Hall. Repeat
7.30 Performance on 3 Elliott Carter 90th Birthday Concert A performance given on Monday at the Queen Elizabeth Hall , London. Michael Collins (clarinet),
John Constable (harpsichord), Ian Brown (piano), London Sinfonietta, conductor Oliver Knussen
Witold Lutoslawski Slides
Milton Babbitt The Crowded Air
Elliott Carter Clarinet Concerto (first UK performance)
8.15 Excerpts from the pre-concert talk between Elliott Carter and George Benjamin.
8.35 Elliott Carter Double Concerto


Unknown: Ray Starita
Unknown: Henry Hall
Unknown: Harry Roy
Unknown: Jack Hylton
Unknown: Pat O'Malley
Unknown: Sam Browne
Unknown: Ronnie Hall.
Unknown: Elliott Carter
Unknown: Queen Elizabeth Hall
Clarinet: Michael Collins
Clarinet: John Constable
Harpsichord: Ian Brown
Conductor: Oliver Knussen
Unknown: Milton Babbitt
Unknown: Elliott Carter
Unknown: George Benjamin.

: Postscript

Word Pictures
Five writers use a picture in the National Gallery as the basis for a narrative. 3: Peter Porter on Sassetta's
Aspects of the Life of St Francis.


Unknown: Peter Porter

: Shewes and Nightly Revels

The Musicians of the Globe, directed by Philip Pickett , perform songs and dances from the court masques of Jacobean England. Includes music by Thomas Campion , John Coperario , Thomas Lupo and John Adson.


Directed By: Philip Pickett
Music By: Thomas Campion
Music By: John Coperario
Music By: Thomas Lupo
Music By: John Adson.

: Ensemble

Penny Gore introduces a recital by Alma Petchersky (piano).
Tchaikovsky The Seasons (excerpts) Scriabln Piano Sonata No 3, Op 23 Producer Nigel Wilkinson Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Introduces: Penny Gore
Piano: Alma Petchersky
Producer: Nigel Wilkinson

: Night Waves

Tony Palmer examines contrasting icons of American life as Shaker rocking chairs and classic Harley-
Davidson motorbikes go on display in the opening exhibitions of the Barbican season Inventing America. And as Titanic sails onto British screens, Palmer explores the century's continuing fascination with the sinking of the luxury liner. Producer Julian May


Unknown: Tony Palmer

: Composer of the Week: Martinu

With Susan Sharpe. Julietta (excerpts) Repeated from last Wednesday


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather presents a session by Geoff Simkins and Dave Cliff.


Unknown: Digby Fairweather
Unknown: Geoff Simkins
Unknown: Dave Cliff.

: Through the Night

With Penny Gore.
1.00 Archives Music from Hungary and the Netherlands. Bruckner Symphony No 4 in E flat (Romantic) Royal
Concertgebouw Orchestra/Eugene
Jochum Beethoven String Quartet in G, Op 18 No 2 Bartok Quartet
3.00 Schools
3.00 Time and Tune 3.20 Together
3.40 Dance Workshop 4.00 Let's Move! - Special EAL Edition 4.20 Scottish Resources 10-12 4.40
Talking Points: Scottish Resources for RE
5.00 Sequence Music by Hubay, Valerius and Nystedt, plus 5.05
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 1 in C
Dubravka Tomsic-Srebotnjak ,
Slovenian Radio TV SO/Anton Nanut


Unknown: Jochum Beethoven
Unknown: Dubravka Tomsic-Srebotnjak

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