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: On Air

With Stephanie Hughes , including Warlock Serenade for Strings Ulster Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley
6.43 Charpentier Magnificat, H74
Dawn Upshaw (soprano), Ann Murray (mezzo), John Aler (tenor), Kurt Moll (bass), Chorus and Orchestra of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
7.03 Mendelssohn Rondo
Capriccioso in E, Op 14 Murray Perahia (piano)
7.49 Beethoven Overture: The
Consecration of the House
Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Herbert von Karajan
8.05 Monteverdi Beatus Vir a 6 Les Arts Florissants, director William Christie
8.43 Strauss Don Juan Cleveland Orchestra, conductor Lorin Maazel


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Unknown: Warlock Serenade
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Soprano: Ann Murray
Tenor: John Aler
Tenor: Kurt Moll
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Conductor: Mendelssohn Rondo
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Conductor: Monteverdi Beatus Vir
Director: William Christie
Conductor: Lorin Maazel

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Prokofiev Mephisto Waltz; End of the Fairy Tale (Waltz Suite)
Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
9.09 Bach Orchestral Suite No 2 in B minor, BWV1067
Marcel Moyse (flute), Busch
Chamber Players, director Adolf Busch
9.30 Tchaikovsky, orch Glazunov Souvenir d'un Lieu Cher Gil Shaham (violin), Russian National
Orchestra, conductor Mikhail Pletnev
9.48 Poulenc Elegie Alan Civil (horn),
Jacques Fevrier (piano)
9.58 Delibes Suite: Coppelia Boston Symphony Orchestra, conductor Pierre Monteux


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Flute: Marcel Moyse
Director: Adolf Busch
Violin: Gil Shaham
Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev
Piano: Jacques Fevrier
Conductor: Pierre Monteux

: Artist of the Week

Cecile Ousset
Cecile Ousset talks to Joan Bakewell about what French music means to her.


Unknown: Cecile Ousset
Talks: Cecile Ousset
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Sound Stories

Great Dancers
With Peggy Reynolds. Margot Fonteyn had one of the longest careers a ballerina has ever had - over 40 years. With near-perfect body proportions, an instinctive sense of line and a remarkable stage presence, she had all the hallmarks of a classic ballerina. She and leading British choreographer
Frederick Ashton enjoyed many successful collaborations, but her most famous partnership was with the young Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev , who rejuvenated and expanded her technique, although she was already in her forties.


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds.
Unknown: Margot Fonteyn
Unknown: Frederick Ashton
Unknown: Rudolf Nureyev

: Composer of the Week: Schumann

More excerpts from the marriage diaries of Robert and Clara
Schumann, read by actors Juliet Stevenson and James Fleet.
Robert and Clara celebrate their first Christmas together, though his present to her - a copy of the Beethoven piano sonatas - seems on the unimaginative side. Clara reports on the New Year's Day concert in the Gewandhaus and is cheered by the return of her old piano as attempts are made to heal the rift with her father. Meanwhile,
Robert is immersed in a symphony, celebrating its completion with champagne. He plans the premiere with Mendelssohn.
Kerner Songs, Op 35 (excerpts) Thomas Hampson (baritone), Geoffrey Parsons (piano) Nachtstucke, Op 23
Wilhelm Kempff (piano)
Repeated next Wednesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Juliet Stevenson
Baritone: Thomas Hampson
Piano: Geoffrey Parsons
Piano: Wilhelm Kempff

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

From the Wigmore Hall, London. Vienna Trio
Schubert Piano Trio No 2 in E flat,
TICKETS: BBC Radio Ticket Unit,
Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA

: 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

: Choral Evensong for Ash Wednesday

From the Chapel of St John's College, Cambridge.
Psalm 51: Miserere Mei (Allegri) First Lesson: Daniel 9, w3-19
Antiphon: Non in Solo Pane
Canticles: Short Service (Byrd)
Second Lesson: 1 Timothy 6, w6-19 Anthem: Aspice Domine de Sede (Byrd) Hymn: Ah, Holy Jesus, How Hast Thou Offended (Herzliebster Jesu ) Chorale Prelude: Aus Tiefer Not,
BWV686 (Bach)
Director of music Christopher Robinson. Organ student Robert Houssart.


Unknown: Herzliebster Jesu
Music: Christopher Robinson.
Unknown: Robert Houssart.

: In Tune

Humphrey Carpenter 's choice tonight includes music by Elgar and Tchaikovsky. The programme also includes a performance of Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No 1 in G.


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter

: Performance on 3

Billy Budd
Chris de Souza introduces Welsh
National Opera's new production of Britten's Billy Budd , in which good battles with evil in the claustrophobic all-male setting of HMS Indomitable, an 18th-century battleship. Billy, a young sailor press-ganged into service, is initially befriended by the master-at-arms Claggart, who then turns the ship's captain against him. Tragedy strikes when the enraged Billy attacks and kills Claggart, immediately sealing his own fate. This performance was given last night at the New Theatre, Cardiff.
Orchestra and Chorus of Welsh
National Opera, conductor Andrew Litton


Unknown: Billy Budd
Unknown: Billy Budd
Conductor: Andrew Litton
Billy Budd: Christopher Maltman(baritone)
Captain Vere: Nigel Robson(tenor)
John Claggart: Phillip Ens(bass)
Flint: Stephen Richardson(bass-Baritone)
Redbum: David Barrell(baritone)
Donald: Simon Thorpe(baritone)
Red Whiskers: John Harris(tenor)
Dansker: Grant Dickson(bass)
Novice: Ivan Sharpe(tenor)
Ratcliffe: Dean Robinson(bass)

: Postscript

Twist in the Tale
The world's favourite fairy tales unravelled.
3: Aladdin. Jatinder Verma , Maureen Duffy and Robert Irwin explore the traditions of African sorcery, the sexual symbolism of the lamp and the eastern ideas of materialism and spirituality that lie behind the Arabian Nights tale. With music from Nielsen's drama.


Unknown: Jatinder Verma
Unknown: Maureen Duffy
Unknown: Robert Irwin

: Night Waves

Who still reads The Communist
Manifesto? One hundred and fifty years on from its first publication,
Patrick Wright reassesses one of the most influential documents of modern times. He also reviews another story of slavery and freedom as Steven Spielberg 's controversial new film, Amistad, opens in Britain. Producer Julian May


Unknown: Patrick Wright
Unknown: Steven Spielberg

: Composer of the Week: Shostakovich

The Early Years
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
Rim 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 from last Wednesday


Unknown: Gerard McBurney
Unknown: Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor: Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Conductor: Jose Serebrier
Tenor: Konstantin Pluzhnikov
Piano: Larissa Gergieva

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather presents the second of three sessions featuring
British reed man Alan Bames. Tonight, he is joined by the other members of his trio: Tim Wells (double bass) and Bryan Spring (drums).


Unknown: Digby Fairweather
Unknown: Alan Bames.
Unknown: Tim Wells

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Costanzo Antegnatl Ricercare on the Twelfth Tone
Stef Tunistra (organ)
1.40 Enescu Octet in C, Op 7 Alcan Quartet. Quebec Quartet
2.20 Brahms Symphony No 3 in F
3.00 Schools
3.00 Time and Tune 3.20 Together
3.40 Dance Workshop 4.00 Let's Make a Story - Special EAL Edition
4.15 Radio Showcase 4.20 Scottish
Resources 10-12 4.40 Talking Points
5.00 Rossini Overture: The Italian
Girl in Algiers Irish NSO/Kasper de Roo 5.05 Hildegard of Bingen 0 Quam Mirabilis Est Sequentia
5.20 Vieme Piano Quintet in C minor, Op 42 Montreal Chamber Group
5.55 Lassus Oculi Omnium Currende
Vocal Ensemble, Concerto Palatino/ Erik van Nevel


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Costanzo Antegnatl Ricercare
Unknown: Stef Tunistra
Unknown: Enescu Octet
Unknown: Erik van Nevel

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