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: On Air

Stephanie Hughes with news, weather, travel and music including Tartini Violin Concerto in C
Piero Toso , I Solisti Veneti , conductor Claudio Scimone
6.50 Rachmaninov 0 Mother of God, Vigilantly Praying
: Russian State Symphony Cappella, director Valery Polyansky
7.03 Bonnet Etude de Concert, Op 7 No
Christopher Herrick (organ)
7.52 Puccini Crisantemi
Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Chailly
8.05 Haydn Awake the Harp (Creation) City of Birmingham Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle
8.46 Rimsky-Korsakov Suite: The Snow Maiden
Scottish National Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi Editor Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Unknown: Piero Toso
Conductor: Solisti Veneti
Conductor: Claudio Scimone
Director: Valery Polyansky
Unknown: Christopher Herrick
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Editor: Andrew Lyle

: Masterworks

Penny Gore features Mozart symphonies and recordings by Karl Bohm.
Wagner Overture: Tannhauser Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Karl Bohm
9.17 Mozart Symphony No 1 in E flat, K16
English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock (harpsichord)
9.32 Puccini Che Gelida Manina; Si,
Mi Chiamano Mimi ; 0 Soave
Fanciulla (La Boheme) Mirella Freni (soprano),
Luciano Pavarotti (tenor), Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Herbert von Karajan
9.49 Mozart Symphony No 4 in D, K19 Vienna Philharmonic, conductor James Levine
10.01 Brahms Violin Sonata No 1 in G, Op 78
Itzhak Perlman ,
Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano) Producer Arthur Johnson


Unknown: Karl Bohm.
Conductor: Karl Bohm
Harpsichord: Trevor Pinnock
Unknown: Mi Chiamano Mimi
Tenor: Luciano Pavarotti
Conductor: James Levine
Unknown: Itzhak Perlman
Piano: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Producer: Arthur Johnson

: Artist of the Week

Richard Hickox
Joan Bakewell talks to conductor
Richard Hickox during the week of his 50th birthday.
Today Hickox talks about his musical beginnings in the English choral tradition and his work with the London
Symphony Chorus and Orchestra. Producer Kerry Chapman


Unknown: Richard Hickox
Talks: Joan Bakewell
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Producer: Kerry Chapman

: Sound Stories

Brief Candles
Donald Macleod spends this week looking at the all-too-brief lives of some famous composers.
Mozart died at five minutes to one on the morning of Monday 5
December 1791, just two months short of his 36th birthday. The last year of his life was marked by huge successes and severe poverty, and by great joy and deep depression, yet he produced some of his greatest work, including piano concertos, symphonies, the opera Die
Zauberflote and, quite prophetically, the D minor Requiem that he left unfinished at his death.
Editor Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Editor: Andrew Lyle

: Composer of the Week: Michael Tippett

William Mival explores the music of Michael Tippett , who died in January at the age of 93. Ritual Dances from "The Midsummer
BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, conductor Andrew Davis
The Heart's Assurance
Martyn Hill (tenor), Andrew Ball (piano) Producer Tony Sellors
Repeated next Monday 11.30pm


Unknown: William Mival
Unknown: Michael Tippett
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Tenor: Martyn Hill
Tenor: Andrew Ball
Producer: Tony Sellors

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

From St John's, Smith
Square, London.
Peter Frankl and Tamas Vasary (pianos) Mozart Fugue in C minor, K426
Brahms Sonata in F minor, Op 34b Repeated Saturday lpm


Pianos: Tamas Vasary

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier,
Maria Ewing (soprano), Martin Roscoe (piano) Berlioz Overture: Waverley: Nuits d'Ete Beethoven Piano Concerto No 1 in C
Walton Symphony No 2


Soprano: Maria Ewing
Soprano: Martin Roscoe

: Music Matters

Repeated from yesterday 12.15pm

: Music Machine

Borrowing Music
This week, Verity Sharp looks at some of the many ways in which composers have borrowed other people's music over the centuries. Today she talks to Michael Oliver about one of music's best-known borrowers, George Frideric Handel. They try to discover why he was so ready to reuse not just other composers' music, but his own as well. Producer Christina Pritchard
WEB PAGE: www.bbc.co.uk/music_machine


Unknown: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Michael Oliver
Unknown: George Frideric Handel.
Producer: Christina Pritchard

: In Tune

Humphrey Carpenter reveals the connection between Benjamin Britten and Four Weddings and a Funeral as his guests Steuart Bedford and Delia Jones perform Britten's Cabaret Songs live in the studio. Tonight's music also includes Bach's Double
Violin Concerto in D minor,
BWV1043, and works by Smetana, Mendelssohn and Copland. Producer Erika Wright


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: Delia Jones
Producer: Erika Wright

: Performance on 3

A concert given yesterday at the Barbican Hall, London, continuing the Shostakovich retrospective in which the composer's long-standing friend Mstislav Rostropovich conducts his major orchestral works. London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus/Mstislav Rostropovich
Shostakovich Jazz Suite (excerpts); Symphony No 6; Symphony No 5 Next concert Thursday 7.30pm


Unknown: Mstislav Rostropovich

: Postscript

Choice Grenfell
A five-part series running all this week in which Maureen Lipman re-creates monologues, sketches and songs originally written and performed by comedian Joyce Grenfell.
Featuring Counterwise, in which an enthusiastic store assistant encounters the pitfalls of applying sales psychology; and Opera Interval, during which an opera lover attempts to follow the plot of Mildura as it progresses from the sleepy village of Pola, with its royalist fisherfolk, to the cloisters of St Geminiano.
Music by Denis King and Maureen Upman Pianist Denis King. Director Alan Strachan Producer Jonathan James-Moore
READER OFFER: Choice Grenfell is available on BBC audio cassette for £8.99 plus 1.1 p&p. Plus the first 100 orders received will be sent copies personally signed by Maureen Lipman. Send a cheque, payable to RT Offers to [address removed]


Unknown: Maureen Lipman
Unknown: Joyce Grenfell.
Music By: Denis King
Music By: Maureen Upman
Pianist: Denis King.
Director: Alan Strachan
Reader: Jonathan James-Moore
Unknown: Maureen Lipman.

: Potpourri

Louis Spohr 's Potpourri on Themes of Mozart, played by violinist Kenneth Sillito and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble.


Unknown: Louis Spohr
Violinist: Kenneth Sillito

: Voices

The Cuckoo's Nest
Madness takes over as lain Burnside looks out some certifiable songs. Producer Adam Gatehouse
Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Producer: Adam Gatehouse

: Mixing it

Mark Russell and Robert Sandall present a mix of musical styles, including an interview with composer Ryuichi Sakamoto about his new orchestral work, Discord. Producer Philip Tagney


Unknown: Mark Russell
Unknown: Robert Sandall
Unknown: Ryuichi Sakamoto
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Composer of the Week: Robert Schumann

Robert Schumann 's marriage to Clara Wieck proved to be one of the most powerful of all music partnerships.
Readings by actors Juliet Stevenson and James Fleet .
Arabeske in C, Op 18 Andras Schiff (piano)
Fantasiestucke, Op 12 Benjamin Frith (piano)
Zigeunerleben, Op 29 No 3 Hamburg Monteverdi Choir, conducted by JCirgens Repeated from last Monday


Unknown: Robert Schumann
Unknown: Clara Wieck
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson
Unknown: James Fleet
Piano: Andras Schiff
Piano: Benjamin Frith

: Jazz Notes

Richard Niles presents a week of programmes featuring the BBC Big Band. Today, bass guitarist
Lawrence Cottle directs the band in a studio session featuring his own compositions.
Producer Bob McDowall


Unknown: Richard Niles
Guitarist: Lawrence Cottle
Producer: Bob McDowall

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Vienna and the Italian
Connection Sonatas and solo cantatas by Vivaldi, Marcello,
Porpora, Mancini and Alessandro Scarlatti. Maria-Cristina Kiehr
(soprano), La Schola degli Aghi
2.30 Strauss Suite for 13 Wind
Instruments, Op 4 Ottawa Winds/ Michael Goodwin
3.00 Schools
3.00 Music Box 3.15 Something to Think About 3.30 Song Tree 3.45 Radio Showcase 3.50 Stories and Rhymes 4.00 Together Stories 4.15 Music for Dance 4.30 Hopscotch
4.45 Scottish Resources 7-9
5.00 Mozart Overture: Bastien and Bastienne Edmonton SO/Bernardi
5.15 Joseph Jongen Rute Sonata, Op 77 Carlos Bruneel , Levente Kende (piano)
5.50 Martin Codax Mundad ' ei
Comigo Bologna Cantilena Antiqua


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Alessandro Scarlatti.
Soprano: Maria-Cristina Kiehr
Unknown: Strauss Suite
Unknown: Michael Goodwin
Unknown: Carlos Bruneel
Piano: Levente Kende
Piano: Martin Codax Mundad

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