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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor , including Mozart Divertimento in F, K213
Philadelphia Woodwind Quartet
6.13 Dvorak The Water Goblin
Czech Philharmonic, conductor
Vaclav Neumann
7.03 Walton Overture: Portsmouth
London Philharmonic, conducted by the Composer
7.32 Bach Double Concerto in D minor, BWV1043
Simon Standage and Elizabeth Wilcock (violins), English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
8.05 Wagner Ride of the Valkyries (Die Walkure)
Berlin Philharmonic , conductor Klaus Tennstedt
8.39 Beethoven Piano Sonata in F minor, Op 2 No 1
Melvyn Tan (fortepiano) Editor Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Unknown: Mozart Divertimento
Conductor: Vaclav Neumann
Unknown: Simon Standage
Violins: Elizabeth Wilcock
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Director: Wagner Ride
Conductor: Berlin Philharmonic
Conductor: Klaus Tennstedt
Editor: Andrew Lyle

: Masterworks

Peter Hobday features Bach's violin sonatas and partitas.
Beethoven Overture: Egmont Orchestra of the 18th Century, conductor Frans Briiggen i 9.08 Berlioz Nuits d'Ete
Sheila Armstrong (soprano),
Josephine Veasey (mezzo),
Frank Patterson (tenor), John Shirley-Quirk (bass), LSO, conductor Colin Davis
9.42 Bach Violin Sonata No 1 in G minor, BWV1001
Sandor Vegh i 9.58 Brahms Piano Sonata No 2 in F sharp minor, Op 2 i Sviatoslav Richter
Producer Tony Cheevers


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Conductor: Frans Briiggen
Soprano: Sheila Armstrong
Soprano: Josephine Veasey
Tenor: Frank Patterson
Tenor: John Shirley-Quirk
Conductor: Colin Davis
Unknown: Sandor Vegh
Unknown: Sviatoslav Richter
Producer: Tony Cheevers

: Artist of the Week

James Bowman
James Bowman talks to Joan Bakewell about the influences which led to his becoming one of the most successful countertenors of his generation. Producer Lyndon Jones


Unknown: James Bowman
Talks: James Bowman
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Lyndon Jones

: Sound Stories

With Richard Baker. Marcel Moyse was an orphan from the Jura region of France who became the most influential flute teacher of this century. His belief in the instrument's expressive potential informed his work as player and teacher, but variable health, an uncompromising attitude and his irascible nature often hindered his career. Even so, many contemporary flautists acknowledge their debt to him.
Editor Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Richard Baker.
Unknown: Marcel Moyse
Editor: Andrew Lyle

: Composer of the Week Dmitri Shostakovich

The Early Years
Dmitri Shostakovich was born, grew up and had his first successes in St Petersburg. Gerard McBurney travels to the city to trace the prodigious activity of these early years. 1: The Impertinent Student Scherzo No 2, Op 7
USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra, conductor Gennadi
Aphorisms, Op 13
Elena Varvarova (piano)
The New Babylon (excerpts)
Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor James Judd
Symphony No 2
Moscow Philharmonic, conductor Kyril Kondrashin
The Dragonfly and the Ant, Op 4 No 1 Larissa Diadkova (mezzo),
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
Producer Adam Gatehouse
Repeated next Monday 11.30pm


Unknown: Dmitri Shostakovich
Unknown: Gerard McBurney
Piano: Elena Varvarova
Conductor: James Judd
Unknown: Larissa Diadkova

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

From St John's, Smith
Square, London.
Wanderer Trio: Vincent Coq (piano), Jean-Marc Phillips (violin), Raphael Pidoux (cello)
Haydn Piano Trio in E flat, H XV 29
Chausson Piano Trio in G minor, Op 3 Repeated Saturday 1pm


Violin: Jean-Marc Phillips
Violin: Raphael Pidoux
Cello: Haydn Piano Trio

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Conductors Andrew Davis and Pierre Boulez , Kyoko Takezawa (violin)
Stravinsky Symphony in E flat; Divertimento; Violin Concerto;
The Rite of Spring


Conductors: Andrew Davis
Conductors: Pierre Boulez
Violin: Kyoko Takezawa
Violin: Stravinsky Symphony

: Music Matters

Ivan Hewett with the latest news and views from the musical world.
This week, Rostropovich conducts
Shostakovich, and the newly formed European Opera Centre perform Mozart at Buxton.
Repeated from yesterday 12.15pm See also Thursday 7.30pm


Unknown: Ivan Hewett

: Music Machine

Invitation to the Dance
Tommy Pearson looks at some of the dances which have survived the ravages of time and discovers how they have changed over the years. Today, Pearson investigates the history of the waltz. Producer Lindsay Kemp


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty 's guests are members of I Fiamminghi, an orchestra from Belgium which is making its British debut in Birmingham. Indian classical music is explored by Scottish Opera in Snatched by the Gods and Broken Strings, which is being performed in Glasgow. Music includes works by Massenet and Musorgsky, and at 6.30 Strauss's Till Eulenspiegels Lustige Streiche. Producer Erika Wright


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Eulenspiegels Lustige Streiche.
Producer: Erika Wright

: Performance on 3

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Yesterday's concert at the Royal
Festival Hall, London, including the first public performance of Anthony Payne 's performing version of Elgar's Symphony No 3. Commissioned by and dedicated to the BBC, the symphony remained unfinished at Eigar's death in 1934. Composer
Anthony Payne began to bring Eigar's sketches back to life in 1993 as a labour of love. The complete version was commissioned by the Elgar family. Conductor Andrew Davis ,
Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano) Turnage Momentum
Rachmanlnov Piano Concerto No 4 in G minor
Elgar, compl Payne Symphony No 3 in C minor
An earlier studio performance of the symphony can be heard tomorrow at 9.45pm on Radio 3
* Brian Kay 's Concert of the Week: page 40


Unknown: Anthony Payne
Unknown: Anthony Payne
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Piano: Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Unknown: Brian Kay

: Postscript

Taking the Waters
Kathleen Griffin begins a week-long exploration of the European spas where the royal, the rich and the artistic flocked for purging, purification and pleasure.
1: Cheltenham - the Musical Spa Producer Paul Kobrak


Unknown: Kathleen Griffin
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: Voices

Romantic Scots
Linda Ormiston introduces a second selection of Scottish romantic songs, performed by Lisa Milne (soprano) and Jamie MacDougall (tenor), accompanied by Roger Vignoles (piano).


Introduces: Linda Ormiston
Soprano: Lisa Milne
Soprano: Jamie MacDougall
Accompanied By: Roger Vignoles

: Mixing It

Mark Russell and Robert Sandall present a mix of musical styles, including an interview with American composer and trumpeter Jon Hassell about his blend of minimalism, cool jazz and world music, which he calls Fourth World.
Producer Philip Tagney


Unknown: Mark Russell
Unknown: Robert Sandall
Unknown: Jon Hassell
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Composer of the Week: Fryderyk Chopin

Presented by Stephen Plaistow in conversation with Jim Samson.
Variations on "La Ci Darem la
Mano", Op 2
Eldar Nebolsin (piano), German Symphony Orchestra, conductor
Vladimir Ashkenazy
Polonaise in G sharp minor Peter Katin (piano)
Rondo a la Mazur, Op 5
Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
The Wish; There Where She Loves; Out of My Sight!
Elisabeth Soderstrom (soprano), Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
Ballade No 1 in G minor, Op 23 Krystian Zimerman (piano) Repeated from last Monday


Presented By: Stephen Plaistow
Unknown: Jim Samson.
Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Piano: Peter Katin
Soprano: Elisabeth Soderstrom
Piano: Vladimir Ashkenazy

: Jan Notes

Digby Fairweather presents the first instalment of a two-part concert given by the Alan Elsdon All-Star Jazz Band. Producer Terry Carter Part 2 tomorrow


Unknown: Digby Fairweather
Unknown: Alan Elsdon
Producer: Terry Carter

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Schubert Die Schone Mullerin Lois Marshall (mezzo), Greta Kraus (piano)
2.30 Slovenian Radio and TV Symphony Orchestra
Beethoven Grosse Fuge Conductor Marko Munih Symphony No 3 in E flat (Eroica) Conductor Samo Hubad
3.40 Villa-Lobos Introduction and Chorus Tinio Korhonen (guitar),
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. conductor Sakari Oramo
3.55 Gershwin Second Rhapsody William Tritt (piano), Hamilton Philharmonic, conductor Boris Brott
4.20 Poulenc Sinfonietta CBC
Vancouver Orchestra/Mario Bernardi
5.15 Mozart Violin Sonata in G,
K301 Nikolai Znaider , Sophie Rachlin (piano)
5.40 Beethoven Wellingtons Sieg, Op 91 (Battle Symphony)
Octophoros/Paul Dombrecht


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Schone Mullerin
Unknown: Lois Marshall
Piano: Greta Kraus
Conductor: Marko Munih
Conductor: Samo Hubad
Conductor: Sakari Oramo
Piano: William Tritt
Conductor: Boris Brott
Unknown: Nikolai Znaider
Piano: Sophie Rachlin

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