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: On Air

With Stephanie Hughes , including Telemann Overture-Suite in C
(Hamburger Ebb und Fluth) Musica Antiqua Koln , director Reinhard Goebel
6.48 Maxwell Davies An Orkney Wedding with Sunrise
George Mcllwham (bagpipes), Scottish Chamber Orchestra, conducted by the Composer
7.03 Arensky Fantasia on Russian Folk Songs, Op 48
Stephen Coombs (piano),
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk
7.52 Zlpoli Elevazione for Cello, Oboe and Strings
Consort of London, conductor Robert Haydon Clark
8.05 Moriey It was a Lover and His Lass Musicians of the Globe director Philip Pickett
8.40 Mllhaud Le Boeuf sur le Toit
Lyon Opera Orchestra, conductor Kent Nagano


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Unknown: Musica Antiqua Koln
Director: Reinhard Goebel
Director: Maxwell Davies
Unknown: George McLlwham
Piano: Stephen Coombs
Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Conductor: Zlpoli Elevazione
Conductor: Robert Haydon Clark
Director: Philip Pickett

: Masterworks

With Penny Gore.
Chabrler Fete Polonaise (Le Roi Malgré Lui)
Suisse Romande Orchestra, conductor Ernest Ansermet
9.09 Beethoven, arr Rubinstein
Turkish March (The Ruins of Athens) Beethoven Rondo a Capriccio in G, Op 129 (Rage over a Lost Penny) Gianluca Cascioli (piano)
9.19 Mozart Symphony No 18 in F, K130
Academy of Ancient Music, director Jaap Schroder
9.51 Schubert Nachtgesang im Walde, D913
Monteverdi Choir, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
9.58 Rimsky-Korsakov Symphony No 3 in C
Bergen Philharmonic, conductor Dmitri Kitaenko


Conductor: Ernest Ansermet
Unknown: Beethoven Rondo
Piano: Gianluca Cascioli
Director: Jaap Schroder
Director: Schubert Nachtgesang
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Conductor: Dmitri Kitaenko

: Artist of the Week

lleana Cotrubas
With Joan Bakewell. Soprano lleana Cotrubas looks back on her career, including performing Mozart's Mass in C m/norwith Kiri Te Kanawa , and explains her concern about the future of opera production in general.


Soprano: Joan Bakewell.
Unknown: Kiri Te Kanawa

: Sound Stories

Great Victorians
With August Manns in charge of its orchestra, the Crystal Palace was alive with music. He was a forerunner of today's impresarios, organising concerts on an enormous scale and mixing mainstream classics with familiar, even new, works. He forged the musical taste of an era.

: Composers of the Week: MacDowell and Hanson

Bill Lloyd concludes his survey of music by Edward MacDowell and Howard Hanson , two important American romantics.
5: Better than Brahms
MacDowell To the Sea; To a Wandering Iceberg; AD 1620 (Sea Pieces, Op 55)
James Barbagallo (piano)
Hanson Elegy in Memory of My Friend Serge Koussevitzky
Eastman-Rochester Orchestra, conducted by the Composer
Hanson Pastorale for Oboe, Harp and Strings Seattle Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Gerard Schwarz
MacDowell Piano Concerto No 2 in D minor Earl Wild (piano), RCA Victor SO, conductor Massimo Freccia Repeated next Friday 11.30pm


Unknown: Bill Lloyd
Music By: Edward MacDowell
Music By: Howard Hanson
Piano: James Barbagallo
Unknown: Serge Koussevitzky
Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
Conductor: Massimo Freccia

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert Chamber Music from Manchester

Presented by Rodney Slatford from Studio 7 in Manchester.
Alan Schiller (piano), Coull Quartet David Ellis String Quartet No 2
Faure Piano Quintet No 2 in C minor, Op 115


Presented By: Rodney Slatford
Piano: Alan Schiller
Unknown: David Ellis

: The BBC Archive

In conversation with Susan Sharpe , Welsh harpist Osian Ellis looks back over his long and distinguished career and introduces works written for him by Benjamin Britten and Robin Holloway , as well as music by Debussy, Mozart and Schubert. He is also heard as both singer and player in the traditional Welsh art of penillion. Producer Peter Tanner


Unknown: Susan Sharpe
Harpist: Osian Ellis
Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: Robin Holloway
Producer: Peter Tanner

: Music Restored

Chris de Souza introduces the second of four concerts recorded last month at the Royal Academy of Music in London, in which The Musical Offering, Bach's great contrapuntal present to Frederick the Great, is put in context. This week, the Palladian Ensemble are joined by harpsichordist Laurence Cummings in music reflecting Bach's skill as a contrapuntal gamester. The programme includes canons from The Musical Offering and from the Goldberg Variations.
Repeated from yesterday 10pm


Harpsichordist: Laurence Cummings

: Music Machine

Culture on a Budget
A poetry evening may not sound like a riotous night out, but at the Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff it is pulling in crowds. This is performance poetry and the audience joins in with cheers and jeers.
Tommy Pearson is joined by poets Marcus Moore and Katie-Jo Luxton.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Marcus Moore
Unknown: Katie-Jo Luxton.

: In Tune

As a stage adaptation of the film
Brassed Off receives its premiere in Sheffield, Sean Rafferty examines how brass bands take to the theatre.
And on Friday the 13th, he explores the world of nocturnal superstition with music by Weill, Stravinsky and Beethoven.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

Chris de Souza introduces a concert given on Wednesday at the Queen Elizabeth Hall , London.
Clio Gould and Joan Atherton
(violins), Paul Silverthorne (viola), London Sinfonietta and Chorus, conductor Markus Stenz
Arvo Part Tabula Rasa
Morton Feldman Rothko Chapel Jonathan Harvey Mortuos Plango, Vivos Voco
John Tavener Requiem for Father Malachy


Introduces: Chris de Souza
Unknown: Elizabeth Hall
Violins: Joan Atherton
Violins: Paul Silverthorne
Conductor: Markus Stenz
Unknown: Morton Feldman Rothko
Unknown: John Tavener Requiem

: Postscript

Shared Visions
Much of Olivier Messiaen 's piano music was inspired and first performed by his wife Yvonne Loriod. Did they in some way become a single personality? In the concluding programme on artistic collaborations, Brian Morton talks to Paul Griffiths and composer George Benjamin.


Unknown: Olivier Messiaen
Unknown: Yvonne Loriod.
Talks: Brian Morton
Unknown: Paul Griffiths
Unknown: George Benjamin.

: Visions of Tchaikovsky

Arensky Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky
Primavera Chamber Orchestra, conductor Paul Manley


Conductor: Paul Manley

: Hear and Now

Sarah Walker presents the second of four concerts of music from the 1970s, given recently in Birmingham University as part of the Towards the Millennium festival. She introduces a programme of electro-acoustic music with the Birmingham Electro-Acoustic Sounds Theatre, with sound diffusion by Jonty Harrison , who also talks about some of the works. Including: Dennis Smalley Pentes
Paul Lansky Six Fantasies on a Poem by Thomas Campion Jean-Claude Risset Songes
Bernard Parmegiani De Natura Sonorum


Unknown: Sarah Walker
Unknown: Jonty Harrison
Unknown: Dennis Smalley Pentes
Unknown: Paul Lansky
Unknown: Thomas Campion
Unknown: Jean-Claude Risset Songes

: Composer of the Week Tippett

With William Mival.
Divertimento on Sellinger's Round; Triple Concerto
Repeated from last Friday


Unknown: William Mival.

: Preservation Hall

Repeated from Saturday 6pm

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Cestl Orontea
Instrumental ensemble, conductor Rene Jacobs
4.15 Elgar Enigma Variations
Utrecht SO/Christopher Seaman
5.00 Rossini Overture: La
Cenerentola Danish Radio Concert
Orchestra/Borge Wagner
5.10 Pierre de la Rue Pour une
Orlando Consort, Robert Harre-Jones
(alto), Charles Daniels (tenor), Angus Smith (tenor), Donald Grieg (bass)
5.30 Bach, arr Schegget/Meniker Suite in D minor, BWV997
Heiko ter Schegget (recorder), Zvi Meniker (harpsichord)
6.00 Vaughan Williams Romance Steven Danu (viola), Bruce Vogt (piano)
6.10 Wagner Leb Wohl (Die Walkure) Aarne Vainio (bass),
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jussi Jalas
6.30 Ernst Mielck Quintet in F, Op 3 Erkki Palola and Anne Paavilainen
(violins), Matti Hiruikangas and Teemu Kupiainen (violas), Risto Poutanen (cello)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Rene Jacobs
Unknown: Robert Harre-Jones
Tenor: Charles Daniels
Tenor: Angus Smith
Tenor: Donald Grieg
Harpsichord: Zvi Meniker
Viola: Steven Danu
Piano: Bruce Vogt
Piano: Wagner Leb Wohl
Conductor: Jussi Jalas
Conductor: Anne Paavilainen
Violins: Matti Hiruikangas
Violas: Teemu Kupiainen
Cello: Risto Poutanen
Filosofia: Andrea Bierbaum (contralto)
Amore/Tibnno: Cettina Cadelo (soprano)
Orontea H: Elga Muller Molinari (mezzo)
Creonte: Gregory Reinhart (bass)
Aristea: Guy de Mey (tenor)
Alidoro/Floridano: Rene Jacobs (countertenor)
Gelone: Gastone Sarti (baritone)
Corindo: David James (countertenor)
Silandra: Isabelle Poulenard (soprano)
Giacinta: Jill Feldman (soprano)

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