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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor , including Schumann Piano Quintet in E flat, Op 44
Jean Hubeau (piano), Jean Moulliere and Jean-Pierre Sabouret (violins), Claude Naveau (viola), Jean-Marie Gamard (cello)
6.33 Bizet Overture: Patrie
Royal Philharmonic, conductor Thomas Beecham
7.04 Handel Concerto Grosso in G, Op 6 No
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
7.32 Chopin Andante Spianato et Grande Polonaise Brillante , Op 22 Louis Lortie (piano)
8.05 Bizet LAmour Est un Oiseau
Rebelle (Carmen)
Tatiana Troyanos (soprano), John Alldis Choir , LPO, conductor Georg Solti
8.41 Grainger The Warriors BBC Philharmonic, conductor Richard Hickox


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Piano: Jean Hubeau
Piano: Jean Moulliere
Piano: Jean-Pierre Sabouret
Viola: Claude Naveau
Viola: Jean-Marie Gamard
Conductor: Thomas Beecham
Unknown: Grande Polonaise Brillante
Piano: Louis Lortie
Soprano: Tatiana Troyanos
Soprano: John Alldis Choir
Conductor: Georg Solti
Conductor: Richard Hickox

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Tchaikovsky Marche Slave
Montreal Symphony Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit
9.12 Mozart Piano Sonata in A minor, K310
Dinu Lipatti
9.28 Grainger Lincolnshire Posy Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra, conductor Timothy Reynish
9.45 Purcell Fantasia upon One Note, Z745
9.50 Mendelssohn Symphony No 3 in A minor (Scottish)
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, conductor Kurt Masur


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Unknown: Dinu Lipatti
Conductor: Timothy Reynish
Conductor: Kurt Masur

: Artist of the Week

Murray Perahia
Joan Bakewell discovers more about
Murray Perahia 's decision to record Baroque music. His Handel and Scarlatti disc won a Gramophone
Award last year, and he explains the special qualities of this music.


Unknown: Murray Perahia
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Murray Perahia

: Sound Stories

With Donald Macleod. As court painter to King Philip IV of Spain, Velazquez observed and recorded court life at first hand, but his interests encompassed the whole range of Spanish society, from royalty to beggars. Behind these images, the golden age of Spain was beginning to be tarnished.


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.

: Composer of the Week: Chopin

"His unique achievement was to penetrate to the heart of the piano and then to draw into its realm the salient characteristics of other musical worlds." Presented by Stephen Plaistow in conversation with Jim Samson.
Scherzo No 2 in B flat minor, Op 31 Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
Impromptu No 2 in F sharp, Op 36 Murray Perahia (piano)
Polonaise in F sharp minor, Op 44 Artur Rubinstein (piano)
Ballade No 3 in A flat, Op 47 Krystian Zimerman (piano)
Scherzo No 3 in C sharp minor, Op 39
Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
Repeated next Wednesday 11.30pm


Presented By: Stephen Plaistow
Unknown: Jim Samson.
Piano: Sviatoslav Richter
Piano: Murray Perahia
Piano: Artur Rubinstein
Piano: Sviatoslav Richter

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

From the Adrian Boult Hall ,
Birmingham, concluding the concert series of the music of Shostakovich and Tippett, introduced by Chris Wines. The Lindsays
Shostakovich String Quartet No 4 Tippett String Quartet No 5


Unknown: Adrian Boult Hall
Introduced By: Chris Wines.

: Midweek Choice: (0171) [number removed]

Susan Sharpe presents a selection of 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 Peterborough Cathedral.
Introit: The Call (Lloyd) Responses (Lloyd)
Psalms 59, 60, 61 (Armstrong, Stewart, Clarke, Elvey, Lloyd) First Lesson: Genesis 3
Office Hymn: 0 Trinity of Blessed Light (0 Lux Beata)
Canticles: Wood in F
Second Lesson: 2 Corinthians 2, w5-end
Anthem: The Lord Is My Shepherd (Stanford)
Hymn: Lord of Beauty, Thine the Splendour (Regent Square, descant Gower)
Organ Voluntary: Marche Héroïque (Brewer)
Master of the music Christopher Gower. Organist Mark Duthie.


Organist: Christopher Gower.
Organist: Mark Duthie.

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty is joined by soprano
Solveig Kringelborn who talks of her passion for Scandinavian song.
Music includes pieces by Schubert, Rachmaninov, and, leading up to
7.00, Khachaturian's ballet music from Spartacus.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Soprano: Solveig Kringelborn

: Performance on 3

Cosi Fan Tutte
From the Theatre Royal, Glasgow.
Germaine Greer comments on the action as Linda Ormiston presents Scottish Opera's new production of possibly Mozart's most controversial opera. It is a tale of two women whose fidelity is tested and found wanting by their lovers, who have disguised themselves after pretending that they have been called away by their regiment. The opera has always excited extreme reactions: is it a heartless misogynist farce or Mozart's most profound and moving exploration of the human spirit?
Scottish Opera Orchestra, conductor Nicholas McGegan Act
8.35 The Brecht Centenary
Five Postscript programmes being broadcast this week in which
Adrian Mitchell looks at the poems and songs of Bertolt Brecht.
The readers include Maria Friedman and Harold Pinter.
3: Theatre Poems. The theatre poetry of Germany's great playwright.
8.55 Act 2


Unknown: Linda Ormiston
Conductor: Nicholas McGegan
Unknown: Adrian Mitchell
Unknown: Maria Friedman
Unknown: Harold Pinter.
Fiordiligi: Claire Rutter (soprano)
Dorabella: Michelle Walton (mezzo)
Ferrando: Iain Paton (tenor)
Gugliemo: Peter Mattei (baritone)
Don Alfonso: Donald Maxwell (baritone)
Despina: Lisa Milne (soprano)

: Night Waves

Aristotle maintained that a human being capable of living outside society is either a wild beast or a god. Mrs Thatcher notoriously claimed society did not exist. For two thousand years, philosophers and politicians have argued over the nature of society and over man as a social animal. As sociologist
WG Runciman tackles the question in his new book The Social Animal, Night Waves joins the debate.
And in the second of this week's
Brecht Bites, Humphrey Carpenter explores the role of literary estates and executors, looking at the role of the Brecht estate which is famous for its protection of the performance and spirit of the dramatist's work. Producer Matthew Dodd


Unknown: Mrs Thatcher
Unknown: Wg Runciman
Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: Composer of the Week: Lalo

Edward Blakeman explores the life and music of the 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 from last Wednesday


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

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather is joined by Dave Gelly to review some new CDs and The Chronicle of Jazz by Mervyn Cooke. Plus jazz news.


Unknown: Digby Fairweather
Unknown: Dave Gelly
Unknown: Mervyn Cooke.

: Through the Night

With Penny Gore.
1.00 Historic Dutch Organs Music by Sweelinck, Reger and Karg-Elert, played by Geert Bierling and Charles de Wolff
1.45 Pieter Hellendaal Sonata , Op 5 No 2 Jaap ter Linden and Ageet Zweistra (cellos), Ton Koopman (harpsichord)
1.55 Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 3 in D minor David Liveley , BRTN Philharmonic/Alexander Rahbari
2.35 Haydn Symphony No
22 in E flat (Philosopher) National Arts Centre Orchestra/ Gabriel Chmura
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: Brahms Five Choral Songs Danish National Radio Choir/Stefan Parkman 5.20
Slgtenhorst-Meyer Piano Sonata No 2, Op 23 David Kuijken 5.40
Vladislav Zelenskl In the Tatra
Mountains Sinfonia
Varsovia/Grzegorz Nowak


Played By: Geert Bierling
Unknown: Pieter Hellendaal Sonata
Unknown: David Liveley
Unknown: Gabriel Chmura
Unknown: David Kuijken
Unknown: Vladislav Zelenskl

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