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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor , including
Beethoven Piano Sonata in C sharp minor, Op 27 No 2 (Moonlight) Vladimir Ashkenazy
6.20 Handel Organ Concerto in B flat, Op 7 No 3
Paul Nicholson ,
Brandenburg Consort , director Roy Goodman
7.03 Suppe Overture: Poet and Peasant
Montreal Symphony Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit
7.32 Handel Water Music: Suite in D
Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood
8.05 Gershwin, arr Rose Overture: Girl Crazy
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Richard Hickox
8.40 Shostakovich Piano Concerto No 2
Dmitri Alexeev , English Chamber
Orchestra, conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk Editor Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Unknown: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Unknown: Paul Nicholson
Unknown: Brandenburg Consort
Director: Roy Goodman
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Director: Christopher Hogwood
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Unknown: Dmitri Alexeev
Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Editor: Andrew Lyle

: Masterworks

Peter Hobday presents
Vaughan Williams symphonies and Stokowski recordings.
Kodaly Peacock Variations London Philharmonic, conductor Georg Solti
9.24 Marcello, transcr Bach
Concerto No 3 in D minor, BWV974
Ivor Bolton (harpsichord)
9.35 Villa-Lobos Bachiana Brasileira
No 5
Anna Moffo (soprano),
American Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leopold Stokowski
9.47 Vaughan Williams Symphony No 5
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, conductor Vernon Handley Producer Tony Cheevers Discs


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Conductor: Georg Solti
Harpsichord: Ivor Bolton
Soprano: Anna Moffo
Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Conductor: Vernon Handley

: Artist of the Week

Christa Ludwig
This week's artist has been described by opera critic Kenn Harris as possessing "the most fabulous voice of the 20th century".
Today the German mezzo-soprano talks to Joan Bakewell about the three most influential conductors in her career - Karl Bohm , Herbert von Karajan
and Leonard Bernstein. Producer David M Jackson


Unknown: Christa Ludwig
Unknown: Kenn Harris
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Karl Bohm
Unknown: Herbert von Karajan
Unknown: Leonard Bernstein.
Producer: David M Jackson

: Sound Stories

With Peggy Reynolds. The first of this week's programmes on Orpheus, whose playing tamed wild beasts and made the trees and rocks move to follow the sound of his music. But these magical powers brought a trail of destruction with them.
Editor Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds.
Editor: Andrew Lyle

: Composer of the Week: Edouard Lalo

Edward Blakeman explores the life and music of a neglected composer, with contributions from biographer Joel-Marie Fauquet.
Si J'Etais Petit Oiseau (Six Romances Populaires)
Teresa Zylis-Gara (soprano), Christian Ivaldi (piano)
Piano Trio No 2 in B minor
Barbican Trio
Oh! Quand Je Dors ; Guitare (Six Melodies, Op 17)
Bruno Laplante (baritone),
Marc Durand (piano), Felicity Lott
(soprano), Graham Johnson (piano) Divertissement (excerpts) Basle SO, conductor Giancarlo Andretta
Producer Edward Blakeman
Repeated next Monday 11.30pm


Unknown: Edward Blakeman
Unknown: Joel-Marie Fauquet.
Soprano: Teresa Zylis-Gara
Piano: Christian Ivaldi
Guitare: Quand Je Dors
Baritone: Bruno Laplante
Piano: Marc Durand
Piano: Felicity Lott
Soprano: Graham Johnson
Conductor: Giancarlo Andretta
Producer: Edward Blakeman

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

From St John's, Smith Square, London.
Alfredo Perl (piano)
Beethoven Piano Sonata in E, Op 109 Brahms Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel
Repeated Saturday lpm

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductors Vassily Sinaisky , Mark Wigglesworth
Katarina Karneus (mezzo) Bella Davidovich (piano)
Mendelssohn Overture: Ruy Bias Mahler Lieder eines Fahrenden
Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor
Mahler Symphony No 1


Conductors: Vassily Sinaisky
Conductors: Mark Wigglesworth
Conductors: Katarina Karneus
Piano: Bella Davidovich

: Music Matters

Repeated from yesterday 12.15pm

: Music Machine

Mechanical Music
This week Verity Sharp looks at some of the huge number of different types of mechanical instruments, starting with the player-piano.
Producer Christina Pritchard


Unknown: Verity Sharp
Producer: Christina Pritchard

: In Tune

With Sean Rafferty. As Latvian violinist Gidon Kremer prepares to perform Britten's Double Concerto with Yuri Bashmet in Manchester, he shares early memories of the composer visiting his home town of Riga, and reveals how his music-making has been shaped by a love affair with the films of Alfred Hitchcock. Music this evening includes Mozart's Oboe Concerto, K314, conducted by Herbert von Karajan. Producer Erika Wright


Unknown: Sean Rafferty.
Violinist: Gidon Kremer
Unknown: Yuri Bashmet
Unknown: Alfred Hitchcock.
Producer: Erika Wright

: Performance on 3 The Enchantress

From the Royal Festival Hall, London. The eighth of Tchaikovsky's ten operas, The
Enchantress was first performed in St Petersburg in 1887. The enchantress of the title is Nastassya, a young widow who keeps an inn with a lively reputation by the ferry over the Oka River. Her involvement with two men from the local viceregal family proves the cause of not only her own downfall, but theirs as well. This concert performance by the Royal Opera is sung in Russian and introduced by Edward Blakeman.
Royal Opera Chorus,
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, conductor Valery Gergiev Acts 1 and 2 8.30 Tchaikovsky and the Enchantress
David Brown considers Tchaikovsky's enthusiasm for operas and the place this opera occupies in the range of subjects he set. Reader John Rowe.
8.50 Acts 3 and 4


Introduced By: Edward Blakeman.
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Unknown: David Brown
Reader: John Rowe.
Nastassya: Galina Gorchakova (soprano)
Prince Kurlyatev: Nikolai Putilin (baritone)
Pnncess Romanovna: Larissa Diadkova (mezzo)
Prince Yuri: Gegam Grigorian (tenor)
Mamyrov/Kudma: Vladimir Matorin (bass)
Nenila: Maria Riadchikova (mezzo)
Ivan Zhuran: Roderick Earle (bass)
Foka: Alan Ewing (baritone)
Polya: Leah-Marian Jones (mezzo)
Balakin: Peter Bronder (tenor)
Potap: Paul Whelan (bass-Baritone)
Lukash: Timothy Robinson (tenor)
Kichiga: Jeremy White (bass)
Paisi: Robin Leggate (tenor)

: Postscript

Bedtime Stories
A five-part cultural history of sexuality. 1: Heterosexuality. Since Adam and Eve, we have been a mostly heterosexual planet, but how have men's and women's desires for each other changed?
Producers Hannah Andrassy and Christopher Cook


Producers: Hannah Andrassy
Producers: Christopher Cook

: Mixing It With Mark Russell and Robert Sandall.

Producer Philip Tagney
MUSIC DETAILS: see BBC1 Ceefax page 652


Producer: Philip Tagney

: Composers of the Week: Les Six

With Roger Nichols.
Durey Neige Philippe Corre and Edouard Exerjean (pianos) Honegger Trio in F minor Dong-Suk Kang (violin),
Raphael Wallfisch (cello), Pascal Devoyon (piano)
Tailleferre Premieres Prouesses
Philippe Corre and Edouard Exerjean (pianos)
Milhaud Poemes Juifs Nos 1, 5 and 6 Jane Bathori (mezzo), the Composer (piano) Auric Adieu New York
Marcelo Bratke (piano)
Poulenc Trois Mouvements Perpétuels The Composer (piano)
Durey Le Bestiaire (excerpts) Stephen Varcoe (baritone), Graham Johnson (piano) Poulenc Rapsodie Negre
François Le Roux (baritone), Pascal Roge (piano),
French National Orchestra Soloists, conductor Charles Dutoit
Repeated from last Monday


Unknown: Roger Nichols.
Cello: Raphael Wallfisch
Piano: Pascal Devoyon
Unknown: Philippe Corre
Unknown: Jane Bathori
Piano: Marcelo Bratke
Baritone: Stephen Varcoe
Piano: Graham Johnson
Piano: Pascal Roge
Conductor: Charles Dutoit

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather presents a studio set from the Tony Lee Trio.
Tony Lee (piano), Tony Archer
(double bass), Ronnie Verrell (drums) Producer Terry Carter


Unknown: Digby Fairweather
Unknown: Tony Lee
Bass: Ronnie Verrell
Producer: Terry Carter

: Through the Night

With Penny Gore.
1.00 Songs for King Alfonso X of Castille-Leon, performed by Sequentia
1.40 Ysaye Violin Sonata, Op 27 No 2 Nikolai Znaider
2.00 Sauget Les Forains CBC
Vancouver Orchestra/Daniel Swift
2.30 Mozart Piano Trio in B flat,
K502 Wozzeck Trio
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 Music by Rmeau and Johann Strauss (son), plus 5.05 Ravel Bolero German South West
RSO/Jose Serebrier 5.20 Bach Suite No 2 in D minor, BWV1008 Aussi
Kartiunen (Baroque cello)


Unknown: Nikolai Znaider
Unknown: Johann Strauss

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