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: On Air

With Stephanie Hughes , including
Purcell Incidental music: Abdelazar
Parley of Instruments, conductor Roy Goodman
6.52 Francaix Theme and Variations Eduard Brunner (clarinet), I Fiamminghi, conductor Rudolf Werthen
7.03 Beethoven Piano Sonata in C sharp minor, Op 27 No 2 (Moonlight) Alfred Brendel
7.55 Dvorak Slavonic Dance in C, Op 46 No 1 Vienna Philharmonic, conductor André Previn
8.05 Benjamin Jamaican Rhumba
Martin Jones and Richard McMahon
8.48 Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G English Concert, conductor Trevor Pinnock


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Conductor: Roy Goodman
Clarinet: Eduard Brunner
Conductor: Rudolf Werthen
Unknown: Alfred Brendel
Conductor: André Previn
Unknown: Martin Jones
Pianos: Richard McMahon
Conductor: Trevor Pinnock

: Masterworks

With Penny Gore.
Mozart Symphony in G, K45a (Alte Lambach) Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
9.10 Brahms Violin Sonata No 2 in A, Op 100 Itzhak Perlman , Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
9.39 Mozart Un' Aura Amorosa (Cosi Fan Tutte) Alfredo Kraus (tenor),
Philharmonia, conductor Karl Bohm
9.45 Mozart Symphony No 6 in F, K43 English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock (harpsichord)
10.03 Mahler Kindertotenlieder
Dietrich Rscher-Dieskau (baritone), Berlin PO, conductor Karl Bohm


Unknown: St Martin
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Unknown: Itzhak Perlman
Piano: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Tenor: Alfredo Kraus
Conductor: Karl Bohm
Harpsichord: Trevor Pinnock
Harpsichord: Mahler Kindertotenlieder
Baritone: Dietrich Rscher-Dieskau
Conductor: Karl Bohm

: Artist of the Week

Richard Hickox
Joan Bakewell talks to Richard Hickox
during the week of his 50th birthday. Today he talks about the role of a conductor and his work with the City of London Sinfonia, the orchestra he founded in 1971.


Unknown: Richard Hickox
Talks: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Richard Hickox

: Sound Stories

Brief Candles
With Donald Macleod. Although the name Nadia Boulanger is well known to musicians, that of her younger sister UN is not. But Lili was a composer of rare genius whose short life was plagued by misfortune and unremitting illness - she died in 1918, aged 24. She was the daughter of a 77-year-old composer and a 34-year-old Russian princess, and the constant stream of musicians and artists through their household brought her into contact with the leading composers of the day, including Faure and Debussy.
Lili's biggest success came in 1913, when she became the first woman to win the coveted Prix de Rome, though she was barely strong enough to copy out the music.


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.

: Composer of the Week: Tippett

William Mival continues to explore the music of Michael Tippett. Suite in D Chicago SO, conductor Georg Solti
The Vision of St Augustine
John Shirley-Quirk (baritone), London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conducted by the Composer
Repeated next Wednesday 11.30pm


Unknown: William Mival
Unknown: Michael Tippett.
Conductor: Georg Solti
Unknown: St Augustine
Baritone: John Shirley-Quirk

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

From the Wigmore Hall, London.
Ysaye Quartet
Haydn String Quartet in B flat, Op 76 No 4 (Sunrise)
Debussy String Quartet
TICKETS: BBC Radio Ticket Unit,
Broadcasting House. London W1A 1AA

: Midweek Choice: (0171) [number removed]

Susan Sharpe presents listeners' requests.
Producer Ray Abbott O/scs
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: Ray Abbott

: Choral Evensong

From Exeter Cathedral.
Introit: View Me, Lord (Lloyd)
Responses (Byrd)
Psalm 23 (George Martin )
First Lesson: Genesis 24, w 29-end
Canticles: Sumsion in A
Second Lesson: Galatians 2, wll-end
Anthem: Blest Pair of Sirens (Parry) Hymn: Ye That Know the Lord Is Gracious (Rustington)
Organ Voluntary: Fantasia in G (Parry) Organist and master of the choristers Lucian Nethasingha. Assistant organist Paul Morgan.


Unknown: George Martin
Unknown: Lucian Nethasingha.
Organist: Paul Morgan.

: In Tune

With the announcement of the British Animation Awards,
Humphrey Carpenter explores the relationship between music and cartoons, from Tom and Jerry to Wallace and Gromit.
Music includes works by Dukas and Vivaldi, plus Grieg's Peer Gynt: Suite No 1, conducted by Eugene Ormandy.


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Conducted By: Eugene Ormandy.

: Performance on 3

From the Symphony Hall,
Birmingham, introduced by Chris de Souza.
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle
Knussen Symphony No 3
Blrtwistle The Triumph of Time
8.20 Tippett's Symphonies
Michael Berkeley talks to composer David Matthews and conductors
Andrew Davis and David Atherton.
8.40 Tippett Symphony No 4


Introduced By: Chris de Souza.
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Talks: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: David Matthews
Conductors: Andrew Davis
Conductors: David Atherton.

: 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.
Thursdays, a commonplace story in which a wrong number nearly turns into a blind date; and a poignant song, Dear Francois, with music composed by Richard Addinsell.
Plus Grenfell's letters to Virginia Graham.


Unknown: Maureen Lipman
Unknown: Joyce Grenfell.
Unknown: Virginia Graham.

: Saint-Saens: Master of Disguises

Baritone François le Roux and pianist Graham Johnson perform songs by Saint-Saens.


Baritone: François Le Roux
Pianist: Graham Johnson

: Ensemble

Penny Gore presents the first of two programmes including some of the large chamber works by Austrian composer Erich Komgold. The
Schubert Ensemble of London give the first broadcast of Korngold's
Suite, Op 23, for piano left hand, two violins and cello, composed for the pianist Paul Wittgenstein. Producer Paul Hindmarsh
Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Erich Komgold.
Pianist: Paul Wittgenstein.
Producer: Paul Hindmarsh

: Night Waves

Manuel Poiner 's new film Western, opening this week, is a contemporary road movie set in Brittany. Joyce Macmillan examines the way the current generation of French film-makers is looking beyond familiar themes for inspiration. And in a new study, The Victorian Underworld, Donald Thomas investigates the criminal underbelly of Victorian respectability. Night Waves asks why the 20th century is only now coming to terms with its legacy and the secret influences of the past. Producer Matthew Dodd


Unknown: Manuel Poiner
Unknown: Joyce MacMillan
Unknown: Donald Thomas
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: Composer of the Week Schumann

Further excerpts from the marriage diaries of Robert and Clara Schumann.
Robert and Clara celebrate their first
Christmas together.
Kerner Songs, Op 35 (excerpts) Thomas Hampson (baritone), Geoffrey Parsons (piano) Nachtstucke, Op 23
Wilhelm Kempff (piano)
Repeated from last Wednesday


Unknown: Clara Schumann.
Baritone: Thomas Hampson
Piano: Geoffrey Parsons
Piano: Wilhelm Kempff

: Jazz Notes

Richard Niles presents a week of programmes featuring the BBC Big Band. Today, the second of two excerpts from a concert at the Leipzig Gewandhaus during the band's recent tour of eastern
Germany. Also featured are the Berlin-based RIAS Big Band. The musical directors are Barry Forgie and Jiggs Whigham.


Unknown: Richard Niles
Unknown: Barry Forgie
Unknown: Jiggs Whigham.

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Archives Opera and song recordings from European and Canadian radio stations. Handel Return, 0 God of Host (Samson)
Maureen Forrester (contralto), Zagreb Soloists/Antonio Janigro Sibelius
Songs Tom Krause (baritone), Irwin Gage (piano) Wagner Die Walkure
(excerpt) Aarne Vainio (bass), Finnish RSO/Jussi Jalas Mozart
Abendempfindung, K523 Elly Ameling (soprano), Jorg Demus (piano) Verdi Surta e la Notte (Ernani) Maria Callas (soprano), Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Nicola Rescigno
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 Sweellnck Engelsche Fortuyn Cantilena Anglica , Brisk Recorder
Quartet Brahms String Quartet No 1 in C minor, Op 51 No 1 Alcan
Quartet Holmboe A Lyke-Wake Dirge; The Wee-Wee Man (Border Ballades) Sokkekund Choir/
Morten Schuldt Jensen


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Contralto: Maureen Forrester
Baritone: Tom Krause
Baritone: Irwin Gage
Unknown: Jalas Mozart
Soprano: Elly Ameling
Soprano: Jorg Demus
Piano: Verdi Surta
Soprano: Maria Callas
Unknown: Sweellnck Engelsche Fortuyn
Unknown: Cantilena Anglica
Unknown: Morten Schuldt Jensen

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