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: On Air

Andrew McGregor with news, weather, travel and music including Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
6.20 Scarlatti Te Deum
The Sixteen, director Harry Christophers
7.03 Dvorak Romance in F minor
Gil Shaham (violin), Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
7.32 Bach Cello Suite No 6 in D,
BWV1012 (Gavottes I and II; Gigue) Yo-Yo Ma
8.05 Gershwin, arr Rose Overture: Let 'Em Eat Cake
Buffalo Philharmonic, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas *
8.44 Grieg Lyric Suite, Op 54
Ulster Orchestra/Vernon Handley


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Director: Harry Christophers
Violin: Gil Shaham
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas

: Masterworks

Peter Hobday introduces more recordings by Sviatoslav Richter. Walton Varii Capricci London Philharmonic, conductor Bryden Thomson
9.15 Prokofiev Gavotte; Autumn
Fairy; Oriental Dance; Grand Waltz (Cinderella)
Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
9.27 Telemann Cantata: Ich Kann
Lachen, Weinen, Scherzen (Der Getreue Musik-Meister)
Barry McDaniel (baritone), Heinrich Haferland (cello), Josef Ulsamer (violone), Elza van der Ven (harpsichord)
9.35 Bach Violin Sonata No 2 in A minor, BWV1003
George Enescu
9.57 Enescu Suite No 3 (Villageoise) Monte Carlo Philharmonic , conductor Lawrence Foster


Introduces: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Sviatoslav Richter.
Conductor: Bryden Thomson
Piano: Sviatoslav Richter
Unknown: Ich Kann
Baritone: Barry McDaniel
Baritone: Heinrich Haferland
Cello: Josef Ulsamer
Harpsichord: Elza van Der Ven
Unknown: George Enescu
Conductor: Monte Carlo Philharmonic
Conductor: Lawrence Foster

: Artist of the Week

James Bowman
James Bowman talks to Joan Bakewell
about his diverse repertojre, which successfully embraces old and new.


Unknown: James Bowman
Talks: James Bowman
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Sound Stories

With Richard Baker. Antonio Salieri 's reputation as a musician and teacher has been overshadowed by the spurious rumour that he murdered Mozart. Yet Salieri was a central figure in the musical life of Vienna at the beginning of the 19th century.
Beethoven, Schubert and Liszt were just a few of his many composition pupils, some of whom he taught free of charge.


Unknown: Richard Baker.
Unknown: Antonio Salieri

: Composer of the Week Shostakovich

The Early Years
In this week's programmes, Gerard McBurney travels to St Petersburg, where Dmitri Shostakovich spent his early years.
3: The Professional Theatre Composer Incidental music: Columbus (Excerpts) Leningrad Philharmonic , conductor Gennadi Rozhdestvensky Film music: Golden Hills (Fugue)
Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jose Serebrier
Dundee's Song (Incidental music: The Shot)
Konstantin Pluzhnikov (tenor), Larissa Gergieva (piano)
Suite: Hypothetically Murdered (orch McBurney, excerpts)
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conductor Mark Elder
The Golden Age (Act 3)
Stockholm Symphony Orchestra, conductor Gennadi Rozhdestvensky Prelude, Op 34 No 5 The Composer (piano)
Repeated next Wednesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Gerard McBurney
Unknown: Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor: Leningrad Philharmonic
Conductor: Jose Serebrier
Tenor: Konstantin Pluzhnikov
Piano: Larissa Gergieva

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

From the Wigmore Hall, London.
(Jarios Bonell (guitar)
Villa-Lobos Choro No 1; Preludes
Nos 1 and 2. Sanz Pavanas ; Matachin;
Espanoleta; Canarios
Sor Introduction and Variations on a Theme from Mozart's "The Magic Flute"
Granados Spanish Dance No 5 Tarrega Gran Jota
Albeniz Granada; Asturias TICKETS: BBC Radio Ticket Unit,
Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA


Guitar: Jarios Bonell
Guitar: Sanz Pavanas

: Midweek Choice: (0171) [number removed]

Susan Sharpe presents listeners' requests.
Producer Andrew Mussett 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: Andrew Mussett Discs

: Choral Evensong

From the Queen's Free
Chapel of St George, Windsor.
Introit: Prevent Us, 0 Lord (Byrd) Responses (Holmes)
Psalms 93 and 94 (Boyce, Pring)
First Lesson: Genesis 11, v27 - 12, v9
Canticles: The Second Service
Second Lesson: 2 Corinthians 7, w2-16
Anthem: 0 Where Shall Wisdom Be
Found? (Boyce)
Organ Voluntary: Jesu, Meine Freunde , BWV713 (Bach)
Organist and master of the choristers Jonathan Rees-Williams .
Assistant organist Roger Judd.


Unknown: Meine Freunde
Unknown: Jonathan Rees-Williams
Organist: Roger Judd.

: In Tune

With Sean Rafferty. Yan Pascal
Tortelier and Martyn Brabbins talk about the BBC2/Lloyds Bank conductors' workshop. In the studio, cellist and conductor Mstislav
Rostropovich talks about the forthcoming Barbican weekend devoted to the music of Shostakovich. Music includes
Vaughan Wllliams 's Five Mystical Songs at about 5.30.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty.
Unknown: Yan Pascal
Unknown: Martyn Brabbins
Unknown: Vaughan Wllliams

: Perfonnance on 3

BBC Symphony Orchestra
From the Royal Festival Hall,
London, the BBC Symphony
Orchestra's last concert before they embark upon a long tour of the USA. The performance features the world premiere of a work by Thea Musgrave , who celebrates her 70th birthday this year.
Conductor Andrew Davis ,
Felicity Lott (soprano)
Ravel Valses Nobles et Sentimentales
Stravinsky Symphony in Three Movements
8.10 Anthony Burton talks to
Scottish composer Thea Musgrave about her career and her new work,
Phoenix Rising, premiered in the second half of tonight's concert.
8.30 Musgrave Phoenix Rising (BBC commission; first performance) Strauss Four Last Songs


Unknown: Thea Musgrave
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Soprano: Felicity Lott
Talks: Anthony Burton
Unknown: Thea Musgrave

: Postscript

Taking the Waters
Five programmes this week in which Kathleen Griffin visits European spas. 3: Lake Balaton - the Revolutionary Spa. The largest lake in Central Europe, where, in the mid-19th century, writers and artists met to plot against the Hapsburg Empire.


Unknown: Kathleen Griffin
Unknown: Lake Balaton

: Ensemble

Penny Gore introduces a recital by the Saskia Trio , who recently made their Radio 3 debut in Young Artists' Forum. Their programme includes Charles Ives 's most striking chamber work. Haydn Piano Trio in C, H XV 27 Ives Piano Trio
Producer Nigel Wilkinson Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Introduces: Penny Gore
Unknown: Saskia Trio
Unknown: Charles Ives
Producer: Nigel Wilkinson

: Night Waves

Juliette Binoche takes to the stage of the small Almeida Theatre in London tonight in a new production of Naked. Hermione Lee reports from the opening and discusses the achievement of Pirandello, one of the most influential of modern dramatists. The programme also investigates the mind and work of one of the great poets of the century. Between 1898 and 1900, Rainer Maria Rilke kept an extraordinary set of diaries and notebooks, which are only now being published in English. Producer Matthew Dodd


Unknown: Juliette Binoche
Unknown: Hermione Lee
Unknown: Rainer Maria Rilke
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: Composer of the Week: Chopin

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 from last Wednesday


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

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather is joined by guitarist Deirdre Cartwright to review some new CDs from younger jazz musicians.


Unknown: Digby Fairweather
Guitarist: Deirdre Cartwright

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Brahms Piano Concerto No 1 in D minor Rudolf Firkusny , Danish NRSO , conductor Henry Swoboda
1.45 Mozart String Quartet in B flat, K458 (Hunt) Orford Quartet
2.15 Cherubini Requiem Belgrade
Radio Choir, Slovenian Radio and TV
Symphony Orchestra, conductor Marko Munih
3.25 Tchaikovsky Suite No 1 in D Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Kazuhiro Koizumi
5.00 Corelli Sonata in A, Op 5 No 6 Pierre Pitzel and Mary Jean Bolli (viola da gambas), Augusta Campagne (harpsichord)
5.30 Ravel Tzigane Dongho An (violin), Myungseon Kye (piano)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Rudolf Firkusny
Conductor: Danish Nrso
Conductor: Henry Swoboda
Conductor: Marko Munih
Conductor: Kazuhiro Koizumi
Conductor: Corelli Sonata
Unknown: Pierre Pitzel
Viola: Mary Jean Bolli
Violin: Myungseon Kye

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