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: On Air

Andrew McGregor with news, weather, travel and music including Bach Violin Sonata No 2 in A,
Ruth Waterman , Morey Ritt (piano)
6.19 Weber Overture: Oberon Philharmonia, conductor Neeme Jarvi
7.03 Johann Strauss (son) Waltz: Wiener Blut Vienna Quintet
7.32 Stravinsky Scherzo Fantastique Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Chailly
8.05 Berlioz Roman Carnival Overture
Montreal Symphony Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit
8.35 Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano), Philharmonia, conductor Bernard Haitink


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Unknown: Ruth Waterman
Piano: Morey Ritt
Unknown: Johann Strauss
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Conductor: Bernard Haitink

: Masterworks

Peter Hobday continues his Vaughan Williams symphony cycle and introduces works conducted by Leopold Stokowski.
Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio Espagnol New Philharmonic, conductor Leopold Stokowski
9.17 Haydn String Quartet in D, Op 64 No 5 (Lark) Italian Quartet
9.36 Trad, arr Britten The Salley
Gardens; The Ash Grove; Oliver Cromwell
Philip Langridge (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
9.44 Vaughan Williams Sinfonia Antarctica (Symphony No 7)
Sheila Armstrong (soprano).
LPO, conductor Bernard Haitink


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Conducted By: Leopold Stokowski.
Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Unknown: Oliver Cromwell
Tenor: Philip Langridge
Piano: Graham Johnson
Soprano: Sheila Armstrong
Conductor: Bernard Haitink

: Artist of the Week

Christa Ludwig
With Joan Bakewell. Mezzo Christa
Ludwig could still sing on the concert platform in superb voice after a career spanning almost 50 years. She was taught by her mother, who had overstrained her own voice and retired at the age of 40. How did Christa avoid making the same mistake?


Unknown: Christa Ludwig
Unknown: Joan Bakewell.

: Sound Stories

Peggy Reynolds continues a week looking at the Orpheus myth.
After the death of Eurydice, Orpheus was so miserable that he visited the realm of the dead to get her back. Even the ferryman Charon, the dog Cerberus, and the three judges of the dead were charmed by the sound of his music.

: Composer of the Week: Lalo

Edward Blakeman explores the life and music of a neglected composer, with contributions from Joel-Marie Fauquet. Cello Concerto
Pierre Fournier , Lamoureux
Orchestra, conductor Jean Martinon
Three Melodies (1872)
Teresa Zylis-Gara (soprano), Christian Ivaldi (piano) Fantaisie Norv égienne Philippe Graffin (violin),
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Paul Murphy
Repeated next Wednesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Edward Blakeman
Cello: Joel-Marie Fauquet.
Unknown: Pierre Fournier
Conductor: Jean Martinon
Soprano: Teresa Zylis-Gara
Piano: Christian Ivaldi
Piano: Fantaisie Norv
Violin: Philippe Graffin
Conductor: Paul Murphy

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

From the Adrian Boult Hall , Birmingham, the fifth of six concerts of the music of Shostakovich and Tippett, introduced by Chris Wines. The Lindsays
Tippett String Quartet No 4
Shostakovich String Quartet No 9


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

From Norwich Cathedral.
Introit: Exsultate Deo
Responses (Statham) Psalms 22 and 23 (Rintoft, Smart, Walford Davies ) First Lesson: Ezekiel 36, wl-5
Office Hymn: Creator of the Earth and Sky (Deus Creator) Canticles: Bairstow in D
Second Lesson: Matthew 27, w27-44
Anthem: For Lo I Raise Up (Stanford) Hymn: Beyond All Mortal Praise (Marlborough Gate) Organ Voluntary:
Grand Jeux from Suite Brève
Organist and master of the music David Dunnett. Assistant organist Katharine Dienes.


Unknown: Walford Davies
Music: David Dunnett.
Organist: Katharine Dienes.

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty puts on his flares as a new production of Cosi Fan Tutte set in the 1970s opens at Scottish Opera. He talks to the young director
Stewart Laing about Mozart and the Bee Gees. Music includes Mozart's
Rondo for Horn and Orchestra played by Barry Tuckwell , and Poulenc's
Concerto for Two Pianos conducted by Charles Dutoit.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Director: Stewart Laing
Played By: Barry Tuckwell
Conducted By: Charles Dutoit.

: Performance on 3

From City Hall, Glasgow.
Charles Mackerras and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra turn their attention tonight to the music of Strauss: his witty suite from Moliere's play and two works from his old age - the wind sonatina "from an invalid's workshop" and the duet-concertino written in postwar exile in Switzerland. Romolo Tisano (clarinet), Ursula Leveaux (bassoon),
Scottish Chamber Orchestra, conductor Charles Mackerras
Strauss Wind Sonatina No 1
(From an Invalid's Workshop)
8.05 Michael Oliver asks if Strauss is a 20th-century composer.
8.25 Duet-Concertino for Clarinet,
Bassoon and String Orchestra;
Suite: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme


Bassoon: Ursula Leveaux
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Unknown: Michael Oliver

: Postscript

Bedtime Stories
A five-part cultural history of sexuality. 3: Transvestism
Men and women have dressed in each other's clothes from
Shakespeare to pantomime, yet transvestism today remains a secret lifestlye. Writers and psychologists explore the history of cross-dressing and transvestites talk about their lives.

: Ensemble

Penny Gore introduces a recital by Michael Collins (clarinet) and Kathryn Stott (piano).
Bernstein Clarinet Sonata
Debussy Première Rapsodie
Brahms Clarinet Sonata in E flat, Op 120 No 2
Producer Nigel Wilkinson Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Introduces: Penny Gore
Clarinet: Michael Collins
Clarinet: Kathryn Stott
Producer: Nigel Wilkinson

: Night Waves

Francis Bacon was obsessed with "doing one perfect image", and Henri Cartier Bresson searches constantly for "the decisive moment". Two of the most influential artists of the century, they both have current exhibitions at the Hayward Gallery. Bresson - who is 90 this year - explores Europe through photographs of people, and Bacon, in the first major showing of his work for a decade, probes the body itself in nudes and portraits. Producer Abigail Appleton


Unknown: Francis Bacon
Unknown: Henri Cartier Bresson
Producer: Abigail Appleton

: Composers of the Week: Les Six

Presented by Roger Nichols.
Including a legendary performance by Pierre Bernac and Francis Poulenc.
Poulenc L'Offrenade; La Belle Jeunesse; Serenade
(Chansons Gaillardes)
Pierre Bernac (baritone), The Composer (piano)
Tailleferre Concertino for Harp and Orchestra Gillian Benet (harp), Women's Philharmonic, conductor JoAnn Falletta
Honegger Vocalise-Etude Brigitte Baileys (contralto), Billy Eidi (piano)
Auric Piano Sonata in F
Marie-Catherine Girod (piano) Repeated from last Wednesday


Presented By: Roger Nichols.
Presented By: Francis Poulenc.
Baritone: Pierre Bernac
Harp: Gillian Benet
Conductor: Joann Falletta
Conductor: Honegger Vocalise-Etude
Contralto: Brigitte Baileys
Piano: Billy Eidi
Piano: Marie-Catherine Girod

: Jan Notes

Digby Fairweather presents a birthday celebration for pianist David Newton.


Unknown: Digby Fairweather
Pianist: David Newton.

: Through the Night

With Penny Gore.
1.00 Archives From Saarland Radio, featuring the Saarbrucken RSO. Lehar Overture: Zigeunerliebe Conducted by the Composer
Bach, arr Stokowski Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV582
Conductor Leopold Stokowski Bach , orch Webem Ricercare (The Musical Offering) Conductor Wolfgang Fortner Debussy Jeux Conductor Hans Zender
2.05 Forqueray Harpsichord Suite Kafi Hamalainen
2.30 Mendelssohn Viola Sonata in C minor Michael Gieler ,
Lauretta Bloomer (piano)
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 4.40 Talking Points: Scottish Resources for RE
5.00 Sequence Music by Prokofiev and Juan de Nava , plus 5.20 Mozart Piano Sonata in G, K283
Ronald Brautigam (fortepiano) 5.35 Britten Lachrymae Rivka Golani (viola), Toronto SO/Andrew Davis


Conductor: Leopold Stokowski Bach
Conductor: Wolfgang Fortner
Conductor: Debussy Jeux
Conductor: Hans Zender
Unknown: Kafi Hamalainen
Unknown: Michael Gieler
Unknown: Juan de Nava
Unknown: Ronald Brautigam

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