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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor , including Fayrfax Ave Dei Patris Filia Cardinall's Musick, director Andrew Carwood
6.16 Mozart Horn Concerto No 4 in E flat, K495
Anthony Halstead ,
Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood
7.04 Sarasate Carmen Fantasy Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin), Vienna Philharmonic, conductor James Levine
7.32 Wagner Overture: Tannhauser Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Klaus Tennstedt
8.05 Elgar Pomp and Circumstance March No 4 in G
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis
8.41 Handel Music for the Royal Fireworks
London Classical Players, conductor Roger Norrington


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Unknown: Dei Patris Filia
Director: Andrew Carwood
Unknown: Anthony Halstead
Director: Christopher Hogwood
Conductor: James Levine
Conductor: Klaus Tennstedt
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Conductor: Handel Music
Conductor: Roger Norrington

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Beethoven Overture: Leonora No 3
Chamber Orchestra of Europe. conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt
9.15 Ravel Tzigane
Chantal Juillet (violin), Pascal Roge (piano)
9.27 Gibbons Fantasia in Six Parts
Rose Consort of Viols
9.32 Enescu Sonata No 3 in D
Dinu Lipatti (piano)
9.54 Mendelssohn Symphony No 5 in D (Reformation) Berlin Philharmonic , conductor Herbert von Karajan


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Piano: Pascal Roge
Piano: Gibbons Fantasia
Piano: Dinu Lipatti
Conductor: Berlin Philharmonic
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

: Artist of the Week

Murray Perahia
Murray Perahia tells Joan Bakewell about his favourite recording and plays music by Beethoven, Chopin and Brahms.


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

: Sound Stories

With Donald Macleod.
Since his brutal death at the hands of Franco's fascist thugs, poet and dramatist Federico Garcia Lorca has become a heroic figure in Spain. As well as mixing with the greatest creative talents of his era - such as the artist Salvador Dali - he spent time with the Gypsies, absorbing their songs and culture. His work has come to represent all things essentially Spanish and has been a source of inspiration for composers around the world.


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Dramatist: Federico Garcia Lorca
Artist: Salvador Dali

: Composer of the Week: Chopin

"The greatest master of counterpoint since Mozart."
Presented by Stephen Plaistow in conversation with Jim Samson.
Scherzo No 4 in E, Op 54 Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
Mazurka in C sharp minor, Op 50 No 3 Artur Rubinstein (piano)
Fantasy in F minor, Op 49 Krystian Zimerman (piano)
Nocturne in E flat. Op 55 No 2;
Polonaise-Fantasy in A flat, Op 61 Richard Goode (piano)
Repeated next Fnday 11.30pm


Presented By: Stephen Plaistow
Unknown: Jim Samson.
Piano: Sviatoslav Richter
Piano: Artur Rubinstein
Piano: Richard Goode

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Nicola Heywood Thomas introduces a recital given last year by the Schubert Ensemble of London.
Simon Blendis and Catherine
Manson (violins), Douglas Paterson (viola), William Howard (piano), Jane Salmon (cello)
Bax Piano Quartet
Elgar Piano Quintet in A minor, Op 84


Introduces: Nicola Heywood Thomas
Unknown: Simon Blendis
Violins: Douglas Paterson
Viola: William Howard
Piano: Jane Salmon

: The BBC Archive

Radu Lupu
The finalists at the 1969 Leeds
International Piano Competition were perhaps the most distinguished the event has ever seen. Radu Lupu , awarded first prize, went on to become one of the greatest classical pianists of our time. In conversation with Guthrie Luke,
Stephen Plaistow introduces a selection of his early broadcasts.
Schubert Impromptu No 4 in A flat, D899
Chopin Scherzo No 1 in B minor, Op 20
Mozart Sonata in A minor, K310 Violin Sonata in E minor, K304
Szymon Goldberg (violin)
Schubert Sonata in A flat, D557
Brahms Sonata in F minor, Op 5; Intermezzo in A, Op 118 No 2 Producer Stephen Plaistow


Unknown: Radu Lupu
Unknown: Radu Lupu
Unknown: Guthrie Luke,
Introduces: Stephen Plaistow
Violin: Szymon Goldberg
Violin: Schubert Sonata

: Music Restored

Andrew Manze introduces a studio session by the chamber group London Baroque, in which they perform unusual music by the 17thand 18th-century Austrian composers Biber, Schmelzer, Fux and Weichlein.
Repeated from yesterday 10pm


Introduces: Andrew Manze

: Music Machine

A Musical Offering
Composer Julian Anderson talks about his piece Bach Machine , based on the theme from Bach's
A Musical Offering.


Talks: Julian Anderson
Unknown: Bach MacHine

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty is joined by Brigitte Fassbaender. who talks about her change of role from opera diva to director. Plus more music by Schumann and Borodin, and, leading up to
7.00, Manuel de Falla 's El Amor Brujo.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Brigitte Fassbaender.
Unknown: Manuel de Falla

: Performance on 3

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
From the Music Hall, Aberdeen.
Conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk , Paul Meyer (clarinet)
Mackenzie Overture: The Cricket on the Hearth
Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A, K622
8.15 A Pressing Problem
Meirion Hughes investigates the uneasy relationship between Elgar and the music press of his day.
8.35 Elgar Symphony No 1 in A flat


Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Clarinet: Paul Meyer
Unknown: Meirion Hughes

: 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.
5: To Those Born Later. The legacy of Brecht's poetry.


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

: Hear and Now

Sarah Walker introduces a concert by the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
The programme's opening three works were selected for the orchestra's 1997 Composers'
Forum, showcasing unpublished composers of all ages.
Conductor Martyn Brabbins
Sinan Savaskan Symphony No 2 (The Age of Analysis)
Kevin Mayo Entranced
Stuart MacRae Distance: Refuge (Landscape and the Mind) Judith Bingham
The Temple at Karnak Producer Philip Tagney


Introduces: Sarah Walker
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Conductor: Sinan Savaskan
Unknown: Kevin Mayo Entranced
Unknown: Stuart MacRae
Unknown: Judith Bingham
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Composers of the Week: Lalo

Presenter Edward Blakeman looks at the work of this neglected composer, with contributions from Joel-Marie Fauquet. Marine
Bruno Laplante (baritone), Marc Durand (piano)
Piano Concerto in F minor
Stephen Coombs ,
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Paul Murphy Le Roi d'Ys (excerpts)
Soloists, Radio France Chorus and Philharmonic, conductor Armin Jordan Repeated from last Friday


Presenter: Edward Blakeman
Unknown: Joel-Marie Fauquet.
Baritone: Bruno Laplante
Piano: Marc Durand
Unknown: Stephen Coombs
Conductor: Paul Murphy
Conductor: Armin Jordan

: No Easy Walk

Continuing the six-part series telling the story of South African Jazz over the last 50 years.
4: Very Urgent. When South African musicians in exile - such as Chris
McGregor, Dudu Pukwana ,
Louis Moholo and Mongezi Feza - arrived in Britain in the mid-sixties, their impact on the British jazz scene was profound and long-lasting.
John Fordham charts the rise of bands such as the Brotherhood of Breath, their successes and their struggles to survive in a strange land. Repeated from Saturday 6pm


Unknown: Dudu Pukwana
Unknown: Louis Moholo
Unknown: Mongezi Feza
Unknown: John Fordham

: Through the Night

With Penny Gore.
1.00 Rameau Zoroastre
Ghent Collegium Vocale, La Petite Bande , conductor Sigiswald Kuijken
4.20 Sibelius String Quartet (Intimate Voices)
New Helsinki Quartet
5.00 Mozart Overture: The Magic Flute
Calgary PO, conductor Mario Bernardi
5.10 Debussy Violin Sonata Nikolai Znaider ,
Sophie Rachlin (piano)
5.20 Sibelius En Saga Finnish RSO, conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste
6.00 Sequence: Beethoven
Piano Sonata in D, Op 10 No 3 Bas van Bommel
6.35 Mozart Oboe Concerto in C,
K314 Max Artved , Danish RSO. conductor Marcello Viotti


Conductor: La Petite Bande
Conductor: Mario Bernardi
Unknown: Nikolai Znaider
Piano: Sophie Rachlin
Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Unknown: Bas van Bommel
Unknown: Max Artved
Conductor: Marcello Viotti
Zoroastre: John Elwes (high Tenor)
Greta de Reyghere: Amelite (soprano)
Erinice: Micke van Der Sluis (soprano)
Cephie: Agnes Mellon (soprano)
Abramane: Gregory Reinhart (bass)
Oromases: Jacques Bona (bass)
Zopire: Michel Verschaeve (bass)
Narbanor: Francois Fauche (bass)
La vengeance: Philippe Cantor (bass)

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