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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor , including Rossini Overture: Semiramide Montreal SO, conductor Charles Dutoit
6.16 Debussy Images (Set 2) Livia Rev (piano)
7.04 Hubay Fantaisie Brillante on Bizet's Carmen Gil Shaham (violin), Akira Eguchi (piano)
7.32 Grofe Sunrise (Grand Canyon Suite) New York Philharmonic, conductor Leonard Bernstein
8.05 Handel Music for the Royal
Fireworks (La Réjouissance; Minuet 1; Minuet 2) English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
8.41 Delius Brigg Fair Halle
Orchestra, conductor John Barbirolli


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Piano: Hubay Fantaisie Brillante
Violin: Carmen Gil Shaham
Piano: Akira Eguchi
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Conductor: Handel Music
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Conductor: John Barbirolli

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Weber Overture: Abu Hassan
Russian National Orchestra, conductor Mikhail Pletnev
9.04 Grieg Holberg Suite Peter Jablonski (piano)
9.25 Mahler Ruckert-Lieder
Janet Baker (mezzo),
Halle Orchestra , conductor John Barbirolli
9.46 Bartok Eight Duos
Itzhak Perlman and Pinchas Zuckerman (violins)
9.56 Vaughan Williams Symphony No 4 BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the Composer


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev
Conductor: Grieg Holberg Suite
Piano: Peter Jablonski
Unknown: Janet Baker
Conductor: Halle Orchestra
Conductor: John Barbirolli
Unknown: Itzhak Perlman
Violins: Pinchas Zuckerman

: Artist of the Week

Jack Brymer
Jack Brymer talks to Joan Bakewell about the joys of having your own band of musicians to play chamber music and his time as director of the London Wind Soloists. Joan Bakewell reveals her personal favourites among his recordings.


Unknown: Jack Brymer
Talks: Jack Brymer
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Soloists: Joan Bakewell

: Sound Stories

With Richard Baker. Simon Rattle was appointed music director of the City of Birmingham Symphony
Orchestra in 1980. Even at that time, he knew that a specially built, world-class concert hall was an absolute priority. Five years ago, Birmingham's dream was finally realised, and Rattle conducted the inaugural concert. The hall boasts the most high-tech features. Its acoustics can be changed pneumatically, and it can accommodate all types of music, from the largest orchestral concerts and staged ballet productions to an intimate chamber recital or amplified jazz gig. Richard Baker tells the story behind Symphony Hall, which has really put Birmingham on the map.


Unknown: Richard Baker.
Unknown: Simon Rattle
Unknown: Richard Baker

: Composers of the Week Les Six

With Roger Nichols. This programme features music written in the late
1930s, including Milhaud's
Scaramouche performed by the composer and Poulenc's Organ
Concerto, which looks forward to his later religious works - far away from the frivolity of Les Six of the 1920s. Milhaud Scaramouche
The Composer and Marcelle Meyer (pianos)
Auric Wind Trio
Pro Arte Wind Quintet
Honegger Le Delphinium (Trois Poemes de Claudel) Brigette Balleys (contralto), Billy Eidi (piano)
Tailleferre Au Pavilion d'Alsace
Bennett Lerner (piano)
Poulenc Organ Concerto
Gillian Weir , City of London Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
Repeated next Friday 11.30pm


Unknown: Roger Nichols.
Pianos: Marcelle Meyer
Contralto: Brigette Balleys
Piano: Billy Eidi
Piano: Bennett Lerner
Unknown: Gillian Weir
Conductor: Richard Hickox

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Introduced by Nicola Heywood Thomas. Boris Berman (piano)
Beethoven Variations in F. Op 34 Prokofiev Sonata No 5; Sarcasms


Introduced By: Nicola Heywood Thomas.
Piano: Boris Berman

: The BBC Archive

Amadeus Quartet
In January 1948, four musicians called the Amadeus Quartet gave their first public concert at the Wigmore Hall in London. Today
Michael Oliver celebrates the 50th anniversary of this world-famous string quartet with interviews and music from the BBC archive. He also introduces a recording of the quartet performing at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in 1973, when they re-created their original Wigmore Hall programme. Mozart String Quartet in D minor, K421
Verdi String Quartet in E minor Beethoven String Quartet in C, Op 59 No 3 (Rasumovsky) Norbert Brainin (violin),
Siegmund Nissel (violin), Peter Schidlof (viola), Martin Lovett (cello) Producer Vicky Whitaker


Unknown: Michael Oliver
Unknown: Queen Elizabeth Hall
Unknown: Wigmore Hall
Violin: Norbert Brainin
Viola: Peter Schidlof
Cello: Martin Lovett
Producer: Vicky Whitaker

: Music Restored

Repeated from yesterday 10pm

: Music Machine

Harpsichords and Virginals
As the popular instrument of its day, the harpsichord played a significant role in dancing and courting. And when Dominico Scarlatti found love, his feelings were so intense he ended up writing 550 sonatas for his lover to show off her talents.
Presented by Tommy Pearson , with harpsichordist Sophie Yates.


Unknown: Dominico Scarlatti
Presented By: Tommy Pearson
Harpsichordist: Sophie Yates.

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty looks ahead to next week's live broadcast of Tchaikovsky's The Enchantress and talks to John Drummond about
Beethoven. There are works by Poulenc and Handel, and a performance of Brahms's Academic Festival Overture.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: John Drummond

: Performance on 3

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
From St David's Hall,
Conductor Tadaaki Otaka ,
Steven Isserlis (cello) Takemitsu Winter
Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo
8.00 To the Gate of Ice and Snow
When the Newcastle-based poet
Sean O'Brien was invited to visit a remote Japanese island, he jumped at the chance, particularly when he heard about its near-legendary inhabitants. But what was life really like for a hairy Geordie among the hairy Ainu?
8.20 Elgar Symphony No 2 in E flat


Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Cello: Steven Isserlis
Unknown: Sean O'Brien

: Postscript

Chapters of Madness
Vronsky - Tolstoy's romantic hero - is best remembered as the cad that won Anna Karenina 's heart. The complexities of his character are probed today as Juliet Mitchell revisits the Russian classic with psychoanalyst Michael Brearley and writer and journalist AN Wilson.


Unknown: Anna Karenina
Unknown: Juliet Mitchell
Unknown: Michael Brearley
Unknown: An Wilson.

: Hear and Now

Sarah Walker presents the last in the concert series from London's
Broadcasting House Radio Theatre, including music with theatrical elements from Germany and the UK. Gerhard Stabler (voice), Apartment House, conductor Mikel Toms
Stabler Den Mullfahrem von San Francisco
Oehring Cayabyab Clarke Delirium
Stabler Karas Krahen
Finnissy Recent Britain (first performance)
Producer Philip Tagney


Unknown: Sarah Walker
Conductor: Mikel Toms
Conductor: Stabler Den Mullfahrem
Unknown: Oehring Cayabyab
Unknown: Clarke Delirium
Unknown: Stabler Karas Krahen
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Composers of the Week: Mozart and the English Mozarts

With Roderick Swanston.
5: And Now Let's Go Hand in Hand, Not One before the Other. As Nancy Storace bids farewell to Mozart,
Roderick Swanston takes his leave of the English composers whose
Mozartean promise was all too often denied by death and hostile times. Mozart Ch'io Mi Scordi di Te, K505
Linley To Heal the Wound a Bee Had Made
Storace The Curfew
Bishop Home Sweet Home
Attwood Ellen 's Harp; Ave Maria Mozart Ave Verum Corpus; God Is Our Refuge
Attwood Teach Me, 0 Lord, the Way of Thy Statutes
Wesley Omnia Vanitas Repeated from last Friday


Unknown: Roderick Swanston.
Unknown: Nancy Storace
Unknown: Roderick Swanston
Unknown: Attwood Ellen
Unknown: Maria Mozart

: No Easy Walk

Repeated from Saturday 6pm

: Through the Night

With Penny Gore.
1.00 Bach The Well-Tempered Clavier (Book 2, selection) Andras Schiff (piano)
2.10 Muffat Sonata (Armonico Tributo) Musica Antiqua Koln / Reinhard Goebel
2.40 Premrl Suite:
Polifonica Slovenicum CO/Uros Lajovic
3.00 Mahler Symphony No 3 Encarnacion Vazquez (mezzo), Child Singers of the Mexican
National School of Music, Mexican National University Philharmonic
4.40 Demersseman Concert
Fantasy, Op 36 Matej Zupan and Karolina Santi-Zupan (flutes), Dijana Tanovic (piano)
5.00 Bach Ich Habe Genug Klaus Mortem (baritone), Accademia Daniel Israel
5.25 Rontgen Violin Sonata in E Saskia Viersen ,
Niekvan Oosterun (piano)
6.00 Sequence Music by Uszt, plus Beethoven Cello Sonata in G minor,
Op 5 No 2 Peter Wispelwey (cello), Paul Komen (piano) 6.25 Haydn
Violin Concerto in C Ingolf Turban, East Bohemian CO/Juha Kangas


Piano: Andras Schiff
Unknown: Musica Antiqua Koln
Unknown: Reinhard Goebel
Unknown: Polifonica Slovenicum
Unknown: Matej Zupan
Flutes: Karolina Santi-Zupan
Piano: Dijana Tanovic
Baritone: Klaus Mortem
Unknown: Saskia Viersen
Piano: Niekvan Oosterun
Cello: Peter Wispelwey
Piano: Paul Komen

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