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: On Air

With Stephanie Hughes , including Mendelssohn String Symphony No 12 in G minor Concerto Koln
6.51 Sibelius Six Songs, Op 88 Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo), Bengt Forsberg (piano)
7.03 Massenet Meditation (Thais)
Joshua Bell (violin), Royal Philharmonic, conductor Andrew Litton
7.54 Handel Coronation Anthem No 1:
Zadok the Priest
Choir of New College, Oxford,
King's Consort, director Robert King
8.05 Coates Overture: The
Merrymakers LSO, conductor Charles Mackerras
8.43 Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conductor Georg Solti


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Unknown: Anne Sofie von Otter
Piano: Bengt Forsberg
Violin: Joshua Bell
Conductor: Andrew Litton
Director: Robert King
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Conductor: Georg Solti

: Masterworks

With Penny Gore .
JC Bach Overture: La Clemenza di
Scipione Hanover Band , conductor Anthony Halstead
9.08 Mozart Symphony in F, K19a Vienna PO , conductor James Levine
9.23 Ravel Pavane pour une Infante Defunte Paris Orchestra, conductor Daniel Barenboim
9.32 Mozart Symphony No 5 in B flat, K22 Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Karl Bohm
9.42 Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade LSO, conductor Leopold Stokowski


Unknown: Penny Gore
Unknown: Jc Bach
Conductor: Hanover Band
Conductor: Anthony Halstead
Conductor: Vienna Po
Conductor: James Levine
Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
Conductor: Karl Bohm
Conductor: Leopold Stokowski

: Artist of the Week

Richard Hickox
Joan Bakewell talks to Richard Hickox
during the week of his 50th birthday. Today he talks about his work with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and his relationship with the late Michael Tippett.


Unknown: Richard Hickox
Talks: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Richard Hickox
Unknown: Michael Tippett.

: Sound Stories

Brief Candles
With Donald Macleod. Felix
Mendelssohn packed more into his
38 years than some people do into a lifetime twice as long. He came from a rich banking family that provided him with every opportunity, particularly when it came to travelling. Mendelssohn made no fewer than ten trips to Britain, including the visit to the Hebrides which inspired his overture Fingal's Cave. He also developed a close relationship with Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Felix was very close to his sister Fanny, and when she died suddenly, he suffered a great shock from which he never really recovered. He died a few months later.


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.

: Composer of the Week: Tippett

William Mival explores the music of Michael Tippett , who died in January at the age of 93. Fantasia on a Theme of Handel
Howard Shelley (piano),
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, conductor Richard Hickox
Piano Sonata No 1 Murray Perahia
Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli
Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner Repeated next Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: William Mival
Unknown: Michael Tippett
Piano: Howard Shelley
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Conductor: Neville Marriner

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

BBC Proms Chamber Music 97
Another chance to hear eight chamber music concerts from last summer's
BBC Proms. In the fourth, the Orlando
Consort and Fretwork combine in a pageant of music spanning the centuries. Introduced by Susan Sharpe . Orlando Consort, Fretwork Anon ludicabunt Sancti Nationes
Fox Alleluia
Anon Apparuerunt Apostolis
Ockeghem Ut Heremita Solus Josquin Nymphes des Bois
Christopher Tye In Nomine a 5 (Trust) Ivan Moody In Nomine Gibbons In Nomine a 5 Fox A Glimpse of Sion's Glory Repeat


Introduced By: Susan Sharpe
Unknown: Christopher Tye
Unknown: Ivan Moody

: The BBC Orchestras

Ulster Orchestra
Conductors Kenneth Montgomery and Sachio Fujioka, Rita Cullis (soprano), Hugh Tinney (piano) Martinu Toccata e Due Canzoni
Britten Les Illuminations
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat
Tomasek Symphony No 3 in D Dvorak Nocturne in B


Conductors: Kenneth Montgomery
Soprano: Rita Cullis
Soprano: Hugh Tinney

: Voices

Repeated from yesterday 10pm

: Music Machine

Borrowing Music
For centuries, composers have borrowed other people's tunes to form the theme for a set of variations.
Possibly the most used theme is from Paganini's Caprice No 24 for solo violin. With the help of Stephen Johnson , Verity Sharp sets out to explain the popularity of this theme.


Unknown: Stephen Johnson
Unknown: Verity Sharp

: In Tune

With Humphrey Carpenter. In Britain to give the UK premiere of music by Philip Glass , the acclaimed American pianist Bruce Brubaker gives a sneak preview on tonight's programme.
Music includes works by Handel and Elgar, plus Brahms's Variations on a Theme by Haydn.


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter.
Music By: Philip Glass
Pianist: Bruce Brubaker

: Masterprize Finalists

James Naughtie introduces the first of the six finalists in Masterprize, the international composers' competition. Zhou Long Two Poems from Tang London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Daniel Harding Producer John Evans
Next programme Thursday 7.15pm VOTING Vote on the Web at http://www.bbcworldwide.com/musicmagazine or post your vote on the form published in this month's BBC Music Magazine


Introduces: James Naughtie
Unknown: Zhou Long
Conductor: Daniel Harding
Producer: John Evans

: Performance on 3

LIVE The last of three concerts of LuU American music, from the University Great Hall, Exeter. Introduced by Sandy Burnett.
Soprano Kim Criswell and pianist Wayne Marshall perform songs by Leonard Bernstein , George Gershwin , Kurt Weill and Cole Porter , plus piano pieces by Gershwin.
8.20 Showtime
Sandy Burnett talks to Kim Criswell , whose Broadway career has led her to London's West End.
8.40 Concert, part 2


Introduced By: Sandy Burnett.
Soprano: Kim Criswell
Pianist: Wayne Marshall
Songs By: Leonard Bernstein
Songs By: George Gershwin
Songs By: Kurt Weill
Songs By: Cole Porter
Talks: Sandy Burnett
Unknown: Kim Criswell

: Postscript

Choice Grenfell
A daily five-part series starring Maureen Lipman , re-creating monologues, sketches and songs originally written and performed by comedian Joyce Grenfell.
Two songs with music composed by Richard Addinsell - All My Tomorrows and Picture Postcard - and tally Tullet, a steamy tale of close relationships from a Virginian veranda


Unknown: Maureen Lipman
Unknown: Joyce Grenfell.

: BBC Philharmonic

Conductor Peter Maxwell Davies
Marc Yates I See Blue
Selena Kay Queen of the Night (BBC commission; first broadcast)
Maxwell Davies Sails in St Magnus 2


Conductor: Peter Maxwell Davies
Conductor: Marc Yates
Unknown: Selena Kay
Unknown: Maxwell Davies

: Night Waves

With Richard Coles. Though the Tropicana nightclub show epitomised the prostitution and racketeer-imbued atmosphere of fifties Havana, it survived the revolution and is now a mainstay of the Cuban entertainment industry. As the show arrives in London, Philip Sweeney examines its colourful history and its role in modern Cuba. And Bill Buford delivers his weekly comment on life across the Atlantic.
Producer Fiona Bailey


Unknown: Richard Coles.
Unknown: Philip Sweeney
Unknown: Bill Buford
Producer: Fiona Bailey

: Composer of the Week: Schumann

Further excerpts from the marriage diaries of Robert and Clara Schumann.
Blumenstuck, Op 19 Andras Schiff (piano)
Carnival Jest from Vienna, Op 26 Murray Perahia (piano) Repeated from last Tuesday


Unknown: Clara Schumann.
Piano: Andras Schiff

: Jazz Notes

Richard Niles presents a week of programmes featuring the BBC Big
Band. Today, the first of two excerpts from a concert in Leipzig.


Unknown: Richard Niles

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 The Bach Family A cantata by Heinrich Bach in a prize-winning performance by the Rheinische Kantorei and Musica Antiqua Koln, followed by chamber music by CPE and JC Bach played by Les Adieux , and JS Bach 's Orchestral Suite No 1 in C played by La Petite Bande /Sigiswald Kuijken
2.30 Strauss Metamorphosen Canadian National Arts Centre Orchestra/Franco Mannino
3.00 Schools
3.00 Playtime 3.15 Time to Move
3.35 Let's Make a Story 3.50 Drama Workshop 4.10 In the News Special Edition 4.30 Hop, Skip and Jump
4.45 Anns a' Bhad
5.00 Knudage Riisager Little
Overture CBC Vancouver Orchestra/ Mario Bernardi
5.05 Neidhart von Reuental Do Man den Gumpel Gampel Sank Augsburg Early Music Ensemble Gilbert and Sullivan Never Mind the Why and Wherefore (HMS Pinafore); I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-
General (Pirates of Penzance) Tracy Dahl (soprano), Torin Chiles (tenor), Richard Stuart (baritone), Winnipeg Singers and SO/Bramwell Tovey
5.30 Ravel Gaspard de la Nuit Elisso Bolkvadze (piano)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Heinrich Bach
Unknown: Rheinische Kantorei
Unknown: Jc Bach
Played By: Les Adieux
Unknown: Js Bach
Played By: La Petite Bande
Unknown: Franco Mannino
Unknown: Mario Bernardi
Unknown: Neidhart von Reuental
Soprano: Tracy Dahl
Soprano: Torin Chiles
Baritone: Richard Stuart
Piano: Elisso Bolkvadze

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