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: On Air

With Stephanie Hughes , including Boyce Symphony No 4 in F
English Concert/Trevor Pinnock
6.38 Brahms Clarinet Sonata in E flat, Op 120 No 2 Michael Collins , Mikhail Pletnev (piano)
7.03 Monteverdi Laetatus Sum
Gabrieli Consort and Players, director Paul McCreesh
7.53 Debussy Two Arabesques Zoltan Kocsis (piano)
8.05 Mendelssohn Overture: The
Hebrides London Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Claudio Abbado
8.45 Handel Harp Concerto in B flat, Op 4 No 6 Marisa Robles , ASMF, director lona Brown


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Unknown: Michael Collins
Piano: Mikhail Pletnev
Unknown: Gabrieli Consort
Director: Paul McCreesh
Piano: Zoltan Kocsis
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Unknown: Marisa Robles
Director: Lona Brown

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Mozart Symphony No 21 in A, K134 Vienna PO, conductor James Levine
9.21 Paganini I Palpiti (Introduction and Variations: "Di Tanti Palpiti") Gil Shaham (violin), Akira Eguchi (piano)
9.31 Barber Agnus Dei
Joyful Company of Singers, conductor Peter Broadbent
9.41 Sibelius Symphony No 7 Leningrad Philharmonic, conductor Yevgeni Mravinsky
10.00 Chabrier Sous-Bois ; Mauresque; Idylle; Danse Villageoise (Pieces
Pittoresques) Pierre Barbizet (piano)
10.15 Mozart Symphony No 22 in C, K162 Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: James Levine
Violin: Gil Shaham
Violin: Akira Eguchi
Conductor: Peter Broadbent
Conductor: Yevgeni Mravinsky
Conductor: Chabrier Sous-Bois
Unknown: Danse Villageoise
Piano: Pierre Barbizet
Director: Christopher Hogwood

: Artist of the Week

James Galway
James Galway was the first classical artist to achieve a Top Ten single with Annie's Song in 1978. He talks to Joan Bakewell about his experiences as a crossover artist, playing music by Mozart, Bach and Boulez, and collaborating with John Denver , Cleo Laine , the Chieftains and Henry Mancini.


Unknown: James Galway
Unknown: James Galway
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: John Denver
Unknown: Cleo Laine
Unknown: Henry Mancini.

: Sound Stories

Death in Venice
Composers through the ages have regularly succumbed to the spell of Venice. Peggy Reynolds finds a morbid link between the stories of Liszt, Wagner, Mahler and Britten.

: Composer of the WeekLiszt

David Huckvale follows Liszt's travels around Europe. In Germany and Austria, Liszt publicises his transcriptions of the songs of Schubert, contributes to the Bach revival, and, during his time as director of music in Weimar, virtually invents the symphonic poem. Die Loreley
Margaret Price (soprano), Cyprien Katsaris (piano) Hunnenschlacht
London Philharmonic, conductor Bernard Haitink
Prelude and Fugue on BACH Eberhard Kraus (organ)
Die Legende von der Heiligen Elisabeth
Maria Szechowska (soprano), Klaus Lapins (baritone),
Warsaw Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Siegfried Heinrich
Repeated next Wednesday 11.30pm


Unknown: David Huckvale
Piano: Cyprien Katsaris
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Unknown: Eberhard Kraus
Soprano: Maria Szechowska
Baritone: Klaus Lapins
Conductor: Siegfried Heinrich

: The Radio 3Lunchtime Concert

From the Wigmore Hall, London.
Eduardus Halim (piano)
Czemy Variations on Rode's "La Ricordanza"
Brahms, transcr Busoni Herzlich Tut Mich Erfreuen ; Herzlich Tut Mich
Verlangen (Chorale Preludes, Op 122) Schumann Davidsbundlertanze
TICKETS: BBC Radio Ticket Unit.
Broadcasting House. London W1A 1M


Piano: Eduardus Halim
Unknown: Busoni Herzlich Tut
Unknown: Mich Erfreuen
Unknown: Herzlich Tut Mich
Unknown: Schumann Davidsbundlertanze

: Midweek Choice:(0171) [number removed]

Susan Sharpe introduces listeners' choices.
Producer Ray Abbott Discs
ADDRESS: Midweek Choice. BBC Radio 3. Broadcasting House. London W1A 1AA FAX: (0171) [number removed]
E-MAIL: midweek. choice@.bbc.co.uk


Introduces: Susan Sharpe
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Choral Evensong

From Durham Cathedral.
Introit: Come, Dearest Lord
Responses (Lloyd)
Psalms 93 and 94 (Battishill, Goss) First Lesson: Genesis 41, w41-end
Canticles: Murrill in E
Second Lesson: Hebrews 4, vl5, to
5, vl4
Anthem: Lo, the Full, Final Sacrifice (Finzi)
Hymn: Sinful, Sighing to Be Blest (Tunbridge)
Organ Voluntary: Adagio in E (Bridge) Organist and master of the choristers James Lancelot.
Sub-organist Keith Wright.


Unknown: James Lancelot.
Unknown: Keith Wright.

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty looks at a new biography of German baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau . The programme also includes music by Gesualdo and Gershwin , plus
Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor at about 6.20.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Baritone: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Music By: Gesualdo
Music By: Gershwin

: Performance on 3

The Tales of Hoffmann
From the London Coliseum, a performance of Offenbach's five-act opera in a new production for English National Opera by Graham Vick. The opera concerns three ill-fated loves which are recounted by the German writer ETA Hoffmann. Olympia is a beautiful, lifelike mechanical doll created by Spalanzani and Coppelius; Antonia, Crespel's daughter, is influenced by the evil Dr Miracle; and Giulietta, a Venetian courtesan, is under the power of the magician Dapertutto. Sung in an English translation by John Wells , completed by Graham Vick. Introduced by James Naughtie.
English National Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Paul Daniel
Acts 1 and 2 8.15 Offenbach's Last Years
In the early 1870s, Offenbach's popularity had fallen away, but towards the end of the decade, with the staging of Madame Favart and La Bile du Tambour-Major, he began to find favour with the public again.
Patrick O'Connor traces Offenbach's fortunes during the years leading up to the composer's death. The Tales of Hoffmann was in rehearsal - but not quite finished.
8.35 Act 3
9.30 A Poem for Ireland
Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill reads new works in English and Irish, including Dubh, which was inspired by the fall of Shrebrenice.
9.45 Acts 4 and 5


Unknown: Graham Vick.
Translation By: John Wells
Unknown: Graham Vick.
Introduced By: James Naughtie.
Conductor: Paul Daniel
Unknown: Madame Favart
Unknown: Patrick O'Connor
Unknown: Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill
Hoffmann: Julian Gavin (tenor)
Olympia/Antonia/Giuliena/Stella: Rosa Mannion (soprano)
Nicklausse/Muse: Susan Parry (mezzo)
Lindorf/Coppelius/Dr Miracle/Dapertutto: John Tomlinson (bass)
Spalanzani: Terry Jenkins (tenor)
Luther/Crespel: David Marsh (bass)
Andres/Cochenille/Frantz/Pitichinaccio: Andrew Forbes-Lane (tenor)
Antonia's mother: Jean Rigby (mezzo)
Hermann/Schlemil: Riccardo Simonetti (baritone)
Nathanael: Mark Le Brocq (tenor)
Wolfram RICHARD: Cartmale (tenor)
Wilhelm: Christopher Speight (bantone)

: Night Waves

In his new collection of essays, campaigning journalist John Pilger moves from Blair's "new Britain" to
Burma, stripping away the misleading language and images of media coverage to get at the hidden histories of world events.
Hermione Lee talks to him about the pursuit of truth in an age of global communications.
The programme also includes a review of Toni Morrison 's new novel, Paradise. Set in the mid-seventies in one of the last black towns in Oklahoma, it follows the lives of four young women who take refuge in a former convent.
Producer Anthony Denselow


Unknown: John Pilger
Talks: Hermione Lee
Unknown: Toni Morrison
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Composers of theWeek: MacDowell andHanson

With Bill Lloyd.
3: Music Curiously Free from the Fevers of Sex
MacDowell To a Wild Rose
(Woodland Sketches, Op 51) Julie Andrews (soprano)
MacDowell Piano Sonata No 4
(Keltic) James Barbagallo (piano)
Hanson Scherzo (Nymphs and Satyr) Rochester CO, conductor David Tettler
MacDowell The Sea
Nancy Tatum (soprano), Geoffrey Parsons (piano)
Hanson Symphony No 2 (Romantic) Jena PO , conductor
David Montgomery
Repeated from last Wednesday


Unknown: Bill Lloyd.
Soprano: Julie Andrews
Piano: James Barbagallo
Conductor: David Tettler
Soprano: Nancy Tatum
Piano: Geoffrey Parsons
Conductor: Jena Po
Conductor: David Montgomery

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather presents the lilting Caribbean jazz of the Andy Hamilton Band in a two-part concert at the Stables, Wavendon.


Unknown: Digby Fairweather
Unknown: Andy Hamilton

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Glenn Gould (piano) Bach Partita No 5 in G. BWV829
Beethoven Eroica Variations, Op 35 Berg Piano Sonata. Op 1 Bach Italian Concerto in F, BWV971
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 Bach Prelude and Fugue in G minor, BWV535 Scott Ross (organ)
5.05 Enescu String Octet in C, Op 7 Alcan Quartet, Quebec Quartet
5.50 Villa-Lobos Prelude No 5
Kazuhiro Koizumi (guitar)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Piano: Glenn Gould
Unknown: Scott Ross
Guitar: Kazuhiro Koizumi

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