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: On Air

With Stephanie Hughes , including
Vivaidi Bassoon Concerto ;n F, W485 Aiberto Grazzi ,
EngiishConcert, conductorTrevorPinnock
6.53 Sibelius Lemm/n<<a)'nen's
Return (Legends)
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarv !
7.03 Faure Canh 'que de Jean Raone Corydon Singers.
English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Matthew Best
7.44 Mozart Horn Oumtet <n E flat, K407
David Pyatt (horn),
Kenneth Si!!ito (violin),
Robert Smissen and Stephen Tees (vioias), Stephen Orton (ceiio)
8.05 Rave) Jeux d'Eau
CeciieOusset (piano)
8.38 Bernstein Symphomc Dances. ' West Stde Story
New York Philharmonic, conducted by the Composer


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Unknown: Aiberto Grazzi
Conductor: Neeme Jarv
Conductor: Faure Canh
Unknown: Jean Raone
Unknown: Mozart Horn Oumtet
Horn: David Pyatt
Horn: Kenneth Si!!ito
Violin: Robert Smissen
Violin: Stephen Tees
Unknown: Stephen Orton
Piano: Bernstein Symphomc Dances.

: Masterwortts

With Peter Hobday.
Offenbach 5ufte;0fpheustn the Underworfd Phiiharmonia. conductor Antonio de A!meida
9.18 Brahms Worn 7'nb ;n E f/at, Op 40 Aubrey Brain (horn). Ado!f Busch (vioiin),Rudolf Serkin (piano)
9.48 Guiraut de Borne!h Refs
G/onos, Verais Lums e C/artatz
Catherine Bott (soprano)
9.53 Bach Ofcnestra < Su/te Mo 4 ;n
D. BtW:t069
La Petite Bande, director Sigiswaid Kuijken
10.13 Tchaikovsky Voyevoda St Petersburg Philharmonic. conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Piano: Rudolf Serkin
Unknown: Verais Lums
Soprano: Catherine Bott
Soprano: Bach Ofcnestra

: Artist of the Week

CecMe Ousset Ceci!e Ousset talks to Joan Bakewe !! about how she divides her time between Paris, the south of France and the rest of the world.


Unknown: Joan Bakewe

: Sound Stories: Great Dancers

With Peggy Reynolds
French dancer Sylvie Guillem has been called "the prima ballerina with fire in her feet". Originally trained as a gymnast and famous for her suppleness and leg extensions, she has gained a reputation for being provocative, daring and outspoken. Guillem is now as famous for her new work as for her role in La Bayadere.


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds
Unknown: Sytvie Guiiiem

: Composer of the Week: Schumann

The final selection from the marriage diaries of Robert and Clara Schumann, read by actors Juliet Stevenson and James Fleet.

Clara tries out Robert's new Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra, with Mendelssohn conducting the Gewandhaus Orchestra. Two weeks later, she and Robert celebrate the birth of their first child, and soon after, Clara gives a spectacular concert with the visiting Liszt - whose skills as a womaniser, bon viveur and phenomenal pianist are soon overwhelmingly confirmed.

Today's programme features further songs from Myrthen, plus:
Piano Concerto in A minor (1st mvt) Radu Lupu, London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andre Previn
Noye Metten, Op 21: Nos 3. 4, 6 and 7 Claudio Arrau (piano)
(Repeated next Friday 11.30pm)


Reader: Juliet Stevenson
Reader: James Fleet

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert: Chamber Music from Manchester

Live. Presented by Rodney Slatford from Studio 7 in Manchester.
John McCabe (piano)

McCabe: Mosaic (Study No 6)
Beethoven: Six Bagatelles, Op 126
Gregson: Six Little Pieces


Presenter: Rodney Slatford
Pianist: John McCabe

: The BBC Archive: Max Rostal

From 1928, when he became assistant to his mentor Carl Flesch in Berlin, Max Rostal exerted a creative influence on the European world of violin playing which tasted until his death in 1991. Stephen Plaistow celebrates his career as a recitalist and concerto player, including Schubert's Fantasy in C and Debussy's Violin Sonata (with Colin Horsley), Stravinsky's Duo Concertant (with Noel Mewton-Wood), Beethoven's Romance in F, and Bartok's Violin Concerto No 2 with the Royal Philharmonic, conductor Adrian Boult.


Presenter: Stephen Plaistow
Producer: Christine Hardwick

: Music Restored

Repeated from yesterday 10pm

: Music Machine

LSO Week
This week Tommy Pearson joins the London Symphony Orchestra to investigate the p!anningofa symphony concert. 4: 7ne Chorus
To end the week. Tommy Pearson looks at the work of the chorus and chorus master.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: )n Tune

With Humphrey Carpenter.
Music this evening includes works by Hande) and Schubert, p!us Rodhgo's Gu<taf Concerto just before 7.00.


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter.

: Performance on 3

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra introduced by Brian Morton in conversation with James MacMillan.
Conductor Osmo Vanska.
Kathryn Stott (piano)
McGuire The Spirit of Wallace
Britten Piano Concerto
MacMillan Vigil (first broadcast


Introduced By: Brian Morton
Conductor: James MacMillan
Conductor: Osmo Vanska
Piano: Kathryn Stott

: Postscript

Twist in the Tale
The world's favourite fairy tales unravelled.
5: Beauty and tne Beast
AS Byatt. Jack Zipes. Ruth Fade and Adam Phillips expose Beauty as a girL who must Learn to love a man other than her father and the Beast as a metaphor for our animal identity, in the taLe based on the Greek myth of Cupid and Psyche. With music from George Auric's soundtrack to Jean Cocteau's film.


Unknown: Jack Zipes.
Unknown: Ruth Fade
Unknown: Adam Phillips
Unknown: George Auric
Unknown: Jean Cocteau

: Medtner's Fairy Ta)es

HamishMiine (piano)

: Hear and Now

Peter Ne!son introduces an Edinburgh edition featuring a virtuoso sextet by Scots exiie David Home and.from last year'sMusicaitaiia fest!va!,some night music and two vicious due!s.
Home Concerto for SM Ptayers Hebrides Ensemble
Luig! Da))apicco)a Pnmo Mustea
Notturna: C<noue Framment) d) Sarro Serenatas 6y Franco Donaton !,
Goffredo Petrassi and Luciano Berio
Micheie Marasco (fiute),
Luisa Caste !!ani (soprano). Orchestra deiia Toscana. conductor Renato Rivoita
Due; (improvisation)
Roberto Fabricciani (contrabass f!ute), David Be!!ugi (contrabass recorder)
Giorgio Battisteiii G/; Oraz< e < Cunaz; Ars Lud ! Ensemble
Producer Da\/!dMcGuinness


Unknown: Pnmo Mustea
Unknown: Sarro Serenatas
Unknown: Franco Donaton
Unknown: Goffredo Petrassi
Unknown: Luciano Berio
Unknown: Micheie Marasco
Unknown: Luisa Caste
Conductor: Renato Rivoita
Unknown: Roberto Fabricciani
Unknown: Ars Lud

: Composer of the Week: Shostakovich: The Early Years

With Gerard McBurney.
The Human Comedy, Op 37 (excerpts) Leningrad Chamber Orchestra/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 SO/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 SO/Mark Elder
(Repeated from last Friday)


Unknown: Gerard McBurney.
Conductor: Gennadi Rozhdestvensky

: No Easy Walk

Repeated from Saturday 6pm

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Rossini L'/tahana in /«gen An award-winning German radio recording on authentic instruments.
Georg Fischer (fortepiano), West German Radio Mate Chorus, Capella Coioniensis/Gabrieie Ferro
3.30 Jotivet Rapsod <e a 7 Montreal Chamber Players
4.00 Borodin In tne Steppes of Central Asia Edmonton SO/Uri Mayer
4.07 Tchaikovsky Symphony No 6 in B minor (Pathétique) Vancouver SO/ Rudolf Barshai
5.00 Stravinsky Eight Instrumental Miniatures Canadian Chamber Ensemble
5.05 Wieniawsk! Mo//n Concerto Mo
2 Piotr Piawner. Warsaw Sinfonia/ Grzegorz Nowak
5.45 Faure Nocturne No -t.2 in F minor, Op lO/Stephane Lemerhn (piano)
6.00 Schubert Symphony No 6 in C Finnish RSO/Jukka-Pekka Saraste
6.30 Franck Mohn Sonata in Saskia
Viersen. Niek van Oosterum (piano)


Unknown: Donaid MacIeod.
Unknown: Georg Fischer
Unknown: Jotivet Rapsod
Unknown: Piotr Piawner.
Unknown: Grzegorz Nowak
Mustafa: Wlad!m!ro Ganzarolli(baritone)
Ehira: Jeanne Marie B!ma(soprano)
Zu!ma: Luc!a R!zz!(mezzo)
Ha!y: Alessandro Corbell!(bahtone)
Undoro: Francisco Ara!za(tenor!
!sabe!!a: Luc!a Valent!ni Terram!(mezzo)
Taadeo: Enzo Dara(bass)

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