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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor , including Liszt Mephisto Waltz No 1 Leslie Howard (piano)
6.14 Sibelius En Saga
Danish National Radio Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Leif Segerstam
7.03 Gabrieli Hic Est Filius Dei (a 18) Gabrieli Consort and Players, conductor Paul McCreesh
7.32 Canteloube Bailero ; Oi, Ayai (Songs of the Auvergne)
Frederica von Stade (mezzo), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Antonia de Almeida
8.05 Beethoven Overture: The
Creatures of Prometheus
Chamber Orchestra of Europe, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt
8.42 Strauss Duet-Concertino
Peter Schmidl (clarinet), Michael Werba (bassoon),
Vienna Philharmonic , conductor Andre Previn


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Piano: Leslie Howard
Conductor: Leif Segerstam
Conductor: Gabrieli Hic
Conductor: Paul McCreesh
Conductor: Canteloube Bailero
Unknown: Frederica von Stade
Conductor: Antonia de Almeida
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Conductor: Strauss Duet-Concertino
Clarinet: Peter Schmidl
Clarinet: Michael Werba
Bassoon: Vienna Philharmonic
Conductor: Andre Previn

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Bach, arr Brahms Chaconne in D minor, BWV1004
Michel Beroff (piano left hand)
9.15 Scriabin Poeme-Noctume , Op 61 Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
9.24 Bach Sonata No 3 in C,
Gidon Kremer (violin)
9.45 Scriabin Vers la Flamme, Op 72 Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
9.52 Telemann Overture-Suite in A minor
New London Consort, director Philip Pickett (recorder)


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Brahms Chaconne
Piano: Michel Beroff
Unknown: Scriabin Poeme-Noctume
Piano: Sviatoslav Richter
Violin: Gidon Kremer
Piano: Sviatoslav Richter
Director: Philip Pickett

: Artist of the Week

James Bowman
James Bowman concludes his series of conversations with Joan Bakewell by choosing some of the highlights of his career.


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

: Sound Stories

With Richard Baker. For 70 years,
llya Musin has symbolised one of the world's great schools of conducting. He entered the St Petersburg
Conservatoire on the same day as Dmitri Shostakovich , who became a lifelong friend. He was passed over for many of the major conducting posts, yet his class in St Petersburg has been a magnet for aspiring conductors from Russia and, more recently, from further afield, including Britain. He has only recently been allowed to travel outside the Soviet Union and made his debut in this country at the age of 92.


Unknown: Richard Baker.
Unknown: Llya Musin
Unknown: Dmitri Shostakovich

: Composer of the Week: Shostakovich

The Early Years
Gerard McBurney concludes his visit to St Petersburg, where Shostakovich spent his early years. 5: Gathering Clouds
The Human Comedy, Op 37 (excerpts)
Leningrad Chamber Orchestra, conductor Eduard Serov
The Limpid Stream, Op 39 (excerpt) Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, conductor Gennadi Rozhdestvensky Girlfriends, Op 41 (excerpt) Viktoria Postnikova (piano)
Five Orchestral Fragments, Op 42 City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conductor Mark Elder
Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District (Love Scene)
Soloists, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, London Philharmonic, conductor Mstislav Rostropovich Pushkin Romance, Op 46 No 1
Dimitri Kharitonov (baritone), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conductor Mark Elder
Repeated next Friday 11.30pm


Unknown: Gerard McBurney
Conductor: Eduard Serov
Conductor: Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Conductor: Mark Elder
Baritone: Dimitri Kharitonov

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Chamber Music from Manchester
I Presented by Rodney Slatford from Studio 7 in Manchester.
Susan Bullock (soprano), Steven Naylor (piano)
Wagner Wesendonk Lieder Poulenc La Courte Paille
Peter Warlock Sleep; Take, 0 Take Those Lips Away; It Was a Lover and His Lass
Rachmaninov 0 Never Sing to Me Again; How Fair This Spot; Dreams; Spring Waters


Presented By: Rodney Slatford
Soprano: Susan Bullock
Piano: Steven Naylor

: The BBC Archive

Szymon Goldberg
Polish violinist and conductor
Szymon Goldberg was one of the finest artists of the century. Fellow musician Eleanor Warren and Goldberg pupil Richard Deakin talk to Gordon Stewart about him. The music, in which Goldberg appears as both violinist and conductor, includes
Haydn's Violin Concerto in C and Schubert's Symphony No 5 with the Bournemouth Sinfonietta. Plus
Mozart's Violin Sonata in A, recorded at the Queen Elizabeth Hall with Radu Lupu , and Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G.


Unknown: Szymon Goldberg
Musician: Eleanor Warren
Unknown: Richard Deakin
Unknown: Gordon Stewart
Unknown: Queen Elizabeth Hall
Unknown: Radu Lupu

: Music Restored

Death and Triumph
Songs and consort music from 17th-century England and Germany, performed at a concert given last month in the Wigmore Hall, London, by the viol consort Concordia and the countertenor Robin Blaze. Repeated from yesterday 10pm


Unknown: Robin Blaze.

: Music Machine

Invitation to the Dance
Tommy Pearson 's survey of how dance has changed ends with the dances of Spain.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty 's guest is the choreographer Shobona Jeyasingh , who has a new show opening in Bristol. Music includes works by Rachmaninov and Monteverdi plus, at 7.00, a look at some new releases.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Shobona Jeyasingh

: Performance on 3

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
From St David's Hall, Cardiff. Conductor Vassily Sinaisky ,
John Lill (piano)
Musorgsky, arr Rimsky-Korsakov A Night on the Bare Mountain
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No 2
8.15 A Sound Read
Ivan Hewett presents the first in a new series reviewing the latest books on music with editor of Opera Now magazine Ashutosh Khandekar and jazz broadcaster Geoffrey Smith.
This week, John Potter 's Vocal
Authority, which asks what makes for a compelling voice; Roy Newsome 's Brass Roots, a Hundred Years of Brass Bands, which considers the British brass band tradition: and the latest music-inspired collection from Josef Skvorecky , Headed for the Blues.
8.35 Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade


Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky
Piano: John Lill
Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Unknown: Ashutosh Khandekar
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Unknown: John Potter
Unknown: Roy Newsome
Unknown: Josef Skvorecky
Unknown: Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade

: Postscript

Taking the Waters
Five programmes this week in which Kathleen Griffin visits European spas. 5: Le Touquet - the Star Spa
The seaside playground of the rich and famous.


Unknown: Kathleen Griffin

: Hear and Now

Sarah Walker introduces performances by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Singers.
Per Norgard Book for Strings
John Woolrich It's Midnight, Dr Schweitzer
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Thomas Ades
Harrison Birtwistle Narration - a Description of the Passing of a Year Peter Maxwell Davies // Rozzo
Martello (first performance) Giles Swayne Magnificat BBC Singers, conductor Stephen Cleobury
Simon Bainbridge Ad Ora Incerta BBC Symphony Orchestra Producer Alan Hall


Introduces: Sarah Walker
Unknown: John Woolrich
Conductor: Thomas Ades
Conductor: Harrison Birtwistle Narration
Unknown: Peter Maxwell Davies
Unknown: Giles Swayne
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Conductor: Simon Bainbridge
Producer: Alan Hall

: Composer of the Week: Chopin

With Stephen Plaistow and 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 from last Friday


Unknown: Jim Samson.
Piano: Sviatoslav Richter
Piano: Artur Rubinstein
Piano: Richard Goode

: No Easy Walk

Repeated from Saturday 6pm

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Holocaust Memorial Cantata
1.55 Mendelssohn Octet in E flat, Op 20 Alcan and Quebec Quartets
2.25 Brahms Piano Pieces, Op 116 Robert Silverman (piano)
2.50 Mozart String Quartet in C,
K465 (Dissonance) Qrford Quartet
3.20 Beethoven Piano Concerto No
3 in C minor Glenn Gould (piano), CBC SO/Heinz Unger
3.55 Geminiani
Concerto Grosso in C minor, Op 2 No 6 La Petite Bande/ Sigiswald Kuijken
4.00 Handel Music for the Royal Fireworks Collegium Musicum
5.10 Szymanowski String Quartet No 2 Silesian Quartet
5.30 Bach Keyboard Concerto in F minor, BWV1056 Angela Hewitt (piano), CBC Vancouver SO/Mario Bernard!
6.00 Haydn Violin Concerto in C
Ingolf Turban (violin), East Bothnian Chamber Orchestra/Juha Kangas
6.25 Vivaldi Concerto in C for Two
Trumpets and Strings, RV53 7 Toni Grcar and Stanko Arnold, Slovenian Radio and TV SO/Marko Munih
6.35 Bach Partita No 3 in E, BWV1006 Christian Tetzlaff (violin)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Piano: Robert Silverman
Piano: Glenn Gould
Unknown: Handel Music
Piano: Angela Hewitt

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