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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor. including Tchaikovsky Liturgy of St John Chrysostom
Corydon Singers, conductor Matthew Best
6.11 Dellus Cello Sonata in One
Julian Lloyd Webber (cello), Bengt Forsberg (piano)
7.04 Verdi Overture: Luisa Miller
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Edward Downes
7.32 Ravel Rapsodie Espagnole London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Kent Nagano
8.05 Vivaldi Concerto in G for Two
Mandolins, RV532
Paul O'Dette and Robin Jeffrey , Parley of Instruments, conductor Peter Holman
8.47 Debussy Cello Sonata Mstislav Rostropovich (cello), Benjamin Britten (piano)


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Cello: Julian Lloyd Webber
Piano: Bengt Forsberg
Conductor: Edward Downes
Conductor: Kent Nagano
Unknown: Paul O'Dette
Unknown: Robin Jeffrey
Conductor: Peter Holman
Cello: Mstislav Rostropovich
Piano: Benjamin Britten

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Stravinsky Scherzo a la Russe London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas
9.05 Ravel Alborada del Gracioso
Dinu Lipatti (piano)
9.13 Wagner Lohengrin (Prelude to Act 1)
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, conductor James Levine
9.24 Purcell In Nomine a 7 Phantasm
9.29 Mendelssohn Symphony No 2 in B flat (Hymn of Praise)
Barbara Bonney and Edith Wiens (sopranos), Peter Schreier (tenor), Leipzig Radio Choir,
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, conductor Kurt Masur


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Stravinsky Scherzo
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas
Piano: Dinu Lipatti
Piano: Wagner Lohengrin
Conductor: James Levine
Unknown: Barbara Bonney
Sopranos: Edith Wiens
Sopranos: Peter Schreier
Conductor: Kurt Masur

: Artist of the Week

Murray Perahia
Murray Perahia reveals to
Joan Bakewell the secrets of preparing music for concerts and recordings, and his dislike of contemporary music. Including recordings of him playing for Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Peter Pears , and solo music by Schubert and Mendelssohn.


Unknown: Murray Perahia
Unknown: Murray Perahia
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Unknown: Peter Pears

: Sound Stories

With Donald Macleod. Possibly the most famous work of literature to emerge from Spain is The Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes. The episodes of the Knight of the Doleful Countenance - tilting at windmills, attacking a procession of monks and professing his love for the unattainable Dulcinea - have acquired almost mythic status and inspired music from Purcell to Ravel.


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Miguel de Cervantes.

: Composer of the Week Chopin

"Guns smothered in flowers" - the spirit of Poland. Presented by Stephen Plaistow in conversation with Jim Samson.
Scherzo No 1 in B minor, Op 20 Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
Polonaise in C sharp minor, Op 26
No 1; Mazurka in B flat minor, Op 24 No. 4; Fantasy on Polish Airs, Op 13
Artur Rubinstein (piano), Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Eugene Ormandy Ballade No 2 in F, Op 38 Krystian Zimerman (piano) Repeated next Tuesday 11.30pm


Presented By: Stephen Plaistow
Unknown: Jim Samson.
Piano: Sviatoslav Richter
Piano: Artur Rubinstein
Conductor: Eugene Ormandy

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

BBC Proms Chamber Music 97
Another chance to hear eight lunchtime chamber music concerts given at the Victoria and Albert Museum during last summer's BBC Proms. In the first, the Endellion
Quartet and cellist Robert Cohen play music by two Viennese masters. Webern Langsamer Satz
Schubert String Quintet in C, D956 Revised repeat


Unknown: Albert Museum
Unknown: Robert Cohen

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductor Tadaaki Otaka ,
Tasmin Little (violin)
Grace Williams Penillion
Brahms Violin Concerto in D
Dvorak Symphony No 8 in G


Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Violin: Tasmin Little

: Voices

Romantic Scots
Linda Ormiston introduces songs written in turn-of-the-century
Scotland. They are performed by two of the finest young Scottish singers of their generation, Lisa Milne
(soprano) and Jamie MacDougall (tenor), accompanied by Roger Vignoles (piano) and Sioned Williams (harp). Marjorie Kennedy Frazer brought a cosmopolitan sophistication to her arrangements of Hebridean song, while Hamish MacCunn explored the full gamut of song, from music hall and operetta to art song.
Repeated from yesterday 10pm


Introduces: Linda Ormiston
Soprano: Lisa Milne
Soprano: Jamie MacDougall
Accompanied By: Roger Vignoles
Harp: Marjorie Kennedy Frazer
Unknown: Hamish MacCunn

: Music Machine

A Musical Offering
Tommy Pearson continues to try to solve some of Bach's musical puzzles in A Musical Offering, a collection of 13 works consisting of ricercars - elaborate compositions in the fugue style - and canons on a theme given to the composer by Frederick the Great of Prussia in 1747. He enlists the help of expert George Pratt.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: George Pratt.

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty 's guest today is soprano Barbara Hendricks. Including music by Wolf and Handel, and, leading up to 7.00, a performance of Britten's Simple Symphony.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Soprano: Barbara Hendricks.

: Performance on 3

From the Concert Hall, New
Broadcasting House, introduced by Rodney Slatford.
Florestan Trio: Susan Tomes (piano), Anthony Marwood (violin), Richard Lester (cello) Schumann Piano Trio in F, Op 80
Eben Piano Trio
8.20 Sldonie Kleist
A short story by James Hamilton -Paterson, read by Lorelei King.
A concert pianist has a breakdown during a performance of Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto. Repeat
8.40 Schubert Piano Trio in B flat, D898


Introduced By: Rodney Slatford.
Piano: Susan Tomes
Violin: Anthony Marwood
Cello: Richard Lester
Unknown: Sldonie Kleist
Story By: James Hamilton
Read By: Lorelei King.

: Postscript

The Brecht Centenary
Five programmes this week in which Adrian Mitchell looks at the poems and songs of Bertolt Brecht. The readers include Maria Friedman and Harold Pinter.
2: Germany: a Bad Time for Poetry Brecht's poetry under the Nazis. See also 10.45pm


Unknown: Adrian Mitchell
Unknown: Bertolt Brecht.
Unknown: Maria Friedman
Unknown: Harold Pinter.

: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Conductor Nicholas Cleobury , Stephen Bryant (violin)
Minna Keal Cantillation ; Symphony


Conductor: Nicholas Cleobury
Violin: Stephen Bryant
Violin: Minna Keal Cantillation

: Night Waves

He was described as tall and dark and looking like a countryman, his health was weak, and he was said to be shy. Two thousand years after his death, his readership is not what it once was, but Virgil still has a claim as one of the world's greatest and most influential writers, whose work defined many of the values of western civilisation. Richard Coles discusses Peter Levi 's new study Virgil - His Life and Times.
Plus Bill Buford of the New Yorker provides his weekly comment on cultural life across the Atlantic.
And a week-long series, Brecht Bites, marks the 100th anniversary of Bertolt Brecht's birth.
Producer Julian May


Unknown: Richard Coles
Unknown: Peter Levi
Unknown: Bill Buford

: Composer of the Week: Lalo

Presented by Edward Blakeman , with contributions from Joel-Marie Fauquet. Humoresque Teresa Zylis-Gara
(soprano), Christian Ivaldi (piano) A une Fleur: La Zuecca (Three
Melodies, 1870) Bruno Laplante (baritone), Marc Durand (piano) String Quartet (1st mvt) Daniel Quartet
Symphonie Espagnole
Augustin Dumay (violin).
Toulouse Capitole Orchestra, conductor Michel Plasson
Repeated from last Tuesday


Presented By: Edward Blakeman
Unknown: Joel-Marie Fauquet.
Soprano: Teresa Zylis-Gara
Soprano: Christian Ivaldi
Baritone: Bruno Laplante
Baritone: Marc Durand
Violin: Augustin Dumay
Conductor: Michel Plasson

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather presents a studio set from Martin Drew 's Quartet, featuring Mornington Lockett
(saxophone). Lockett became the first person to gain a degree qualification in jazz saxophone and has worked with artists as disparate as INXS and Yellow Magic Orchestra.


Unknown: Digby Fairweather
Unknown: Martin Drew
Unknown: Mornington Lockett

: Through the Night

With Penny Gore.
1.00 Bavarian RSO/Vladimir
Fedoseyev, Elisabeth Leonskaya
(piano) Beethoven Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat Shostakovich Symphony No 4
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 Special Edition 4.30 Hop, Skip and Jump
4.45 Anns a' Bhad
5.00 Sequence: JCF Bach
Symphony in D minor Das Kleine
Konzert 5.10 Brahms Schicksalslied
Slovenian RTV Chamber Choir and SO/Marko Munih 5.30 Schubert Twelve Ecossaises, D299 Ralf
Gothoni (piano)

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