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: On Air

Stephanie Hughes with news, weather, travel and music including Mendelssohn Hear My Prayer Choir of New College, Oxford, director Edward Higginbottom
6.54 Wagner Traume (Wesendonk-Leider)
Cheryl Studer (soprano), Dresden State Orchestra, conductor Giuseppe Sinopoli
7.03 Haydn Overture: Acis and Galatea
Vienna Haydn Sinfonietta, conductor Manfred Huss
7.50 Uszt Mephisto Waltz No 2 Leslie Howard (piano)
8.05 Locatelll Introduttioni Teatrali , Op 4 No 1
Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, director Thomas Hengelbrock
8.40 Bernstein Chichester Psalms
Aled Jones (treble),
London Symphony Chorus, Royal Philharmonic, conductor Richard Hickox


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Director: Edward Higginbottom
Soprano: Cheryl Studer
Conductor: Giuseppe Sinopoli
Conductor: Manfred Huss
Piano: Leslie Howard
Piano: Locatelll Introduttioni Teatrali
Director: Thomas Hengelbrock
Unknown: Aled Jones
Conductor: Richard Hickox

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Mozart Symphony No 24 in B flat, K182 Vienna Philharmonic, conductor James Levine
9.10 Chabrler Improvisation; Menuet Pompeux; Scherzo-Valse (Pieces Pittoresques)
Pierre Barbizet (piano)
9.26 Tchaikovsky Serenade in C for Strings Leningrad Philharmonic, conductor Yevgeni Mravinsky
9.57 Mozart E Susanna Non Vien ?; Dove Sono (Le Nozze di Figaro) Sylvia McNair (soprano),
Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
10.04 Mozart Symphony No 25 in G minor, K183
English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Benjamin Britten


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: James Levine
Piano: Pierre Barbizet
Conductor: Yevgeni Mravinsky
Unknown: Susanna Non Vien
Unknown: Dove Sono
Soprano: Sylvia McNair
Unknown: St Martin
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Conductor: Benjamin Britten

: Artist of the Week

James Galway
James Galway has recently been appointed principal guest conductor of the London Mozart Players. In the last of this week's programmes, he talks to Joan Bakewell about his desire to conduct and how his career as a solo flautist will inevitably come to an end.


Unknown: James Galway
Unknown: James Galway
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Sound Stories

Phoenix from the Ashes
La Fenice - meaning phoenix - is the name of Venice's principal opera house. Twice destroyed by fire, it has seen premieres by composers from Rossini and Verdi to Stravinsky and Britten. Peggy Reynolds tells the dramatic story of opera in Venice.


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds

: Composer of the Week:Liszt

David Huckvale follows Liszt's travels around Europe. He charts Liszt's emotional relationship with his native Hungary, including his love affair with Hungarian Gypsy music and his patriotic support for the Hungarian uprising. Hungarian Attack March
Czech State Radio Orchestra, conductor Ondrej Lenard
Five Hungarian Folk Songs Leslie Howard (piano)
Die Drei Zigeuner Tamara Takacs
(mezzo), Hungarian' State Orchestra, conductor
Andras Korodi Hungaria London , Philharmonicconductor Bernard Haitink
Csardas Macabre
Leslie Howard (piano)
Repeated next Friday 11.30pm


Unknown: David Huckvale
Conductor: Ondrej Lenard
Piano: Leslie Howard
Unknown: Drei Zigeuner Tamara Takacs
Conductor: Andras Korodi
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Conductor: Csardas MacAbre
Piano: Leslie Howard

: The Radio 3Lunchtime Concert

Chamber Music from Manchester
From Studio 7 in Manchester, introduced by Rodney Slatford.
Artur Pizarro (piano) Granados Goyescas


Introduced By: Rodney Slatford.
Piano: Artur Pizarro
Piano: Granados Goyescas

: The BBC Archive

Stanford Robinson
Hired on a trial basis as a sort of musical dogsbody in 1924, Stanford Robinson stayed at the BBC for over 40 years, founding most of the BBC's choruses and working as a staff conductor, notably of the BBC Theatre Orchestra. He was an enormously versatile musician, conducting everything from musicals to symphony concerts, but he made his name in the BBC's opera productions and in light orchestral programmes such as the Tuesday
Serenade programmes of the 1940s. Sandy Burnett recalls Stanford
Robinson's long career with the help of archive conversations with the conductor, and introduces recordings of excerpts from Massenet's opera Manon, with Maggie Teyte and Heddle Nash heading the cast; orchestral music by Hahn, Gerhard and Offenbach; and a complete recording made in experimental stereo in 1962 of Gilbert and Sullivan's Trial by Jury. Producer Peter Tanner


Unknown: Stanford Robinson
Unknown: Sandy Burnett
Unknown: Maggie Teyte
Unknown: Heddle Nash
Producer: Peter Tanner

: Music Restored

Repeated from yesterday 10pm

: Music Machine

In Conversation with ... Lisa I'Anson
Tommy Pearson discusses the Young Disciples' Road to Freedom with Lisa I'Anson.


Presenter: Tommy Pearson
Guest: Lisa I'Anson

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty looks at the life of composer, writer, painter and millionaire eccentric Lord Berners.
Plus music by Dvorak and Shostakovich, and Copland's Rodeo.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

Handel wrote his last oratorio,
Jephtha, during bouts of blindness in his old age, and the libretto's themes of darkness and innocence inspired some of his finest music. Susan Sharpe introduces a concert performance from Westminster Abbey given in aid of the Handel House Trust.
Choir of Westminster Abbey,
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, conductor Martin Neary


Introduces: Susan Sharpe
Conductor: Martin Neary
Iphis: Emma Kirkby (soprano)
Storge: Della Jones (mezzo)
Hamor: Michael Chance (countertenor)
Jephtha: Nigel Robson (tenor)
Zebul: David Wilson-Johnson (baritone)

: Postscript

A Poem for Ireland
In the last of this week's readings by Irish poets, Tom Paulin presents a selection of new works.


Unknown: Tom Paulin

: Hear and Now

Sarah Walker presents the third of four concerts of music from the 1970s, given in Birmingham
University as part of the Towards the Millennium festival.
Jane Manning (soprano), Jane's
Minstrels, conductor Roger Montgomery Blrtwlstle Nenia : the Death of Orpheus
Takemltsu Quatrain II
Lutyens Requiescat "In Memorium Igor Stravinsky"
Musgrave Impromptu No 2 Casken la Orano, Gauguin Feldman Four Instruments
Payne The World's Winter


Unknown: Sarah Walker
Soprano: Jane Manning
Conductor: Roger Montgomery
Conductor: Blrtwlstle Nenia
Unknown: Lutyens Requiescat

: Composers of theWeek: MacDowell andHanson

Bill Lloyd concludes his survey of the music of two 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,
RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra, conductor Massimo Freccia
Repeated from last Friday


Unknown: Bill Lloyd
Piano: James Barbagallo
Unknown: Serge Koussevitzky
Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
Conductor: Massimo Freccia

: Preservation Hall

A six-part series in which
Michael Pointon considers the achievements of Preservation Hall.
3: St Peter Street Stomp
When Alan and Sandra Jaffe were appointed to run the hall, matters were put on a more businesslike footing.
Repeated from Saturday 6pm


Unknown: Michael Pointon
Unknown: Sandra Jaffe

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Rossini Tancredi
West German Radio Chorus,
Cappella Coloniensis/Gabrielle Ferro
4.00 A recital of keyboard music by 17th-century composers from north Italy, including music by Andrea Gabrieli , Claudio Merulo and Giovanni Picchi
5.00 Verdi Overture: Don Carlos
Hague Residentie Orchestra, conductor Hans Vonk
5.10 Lassus Omnia Tempus Habent Currende/
Erik van Nevel Uszt St Francis ofAssisi Preaching to the Birds (Legends)
Richard Raymond (piano)
5.30 Hlndemlth Symphony: Mathis der Mater London Canada Orchestra, conductor Uri Mayer
6.10 Dvorak Serenade in D minor,
Op 44 Canadian Chamber Ensemble, conductor Raffi Armenian
6.50 Kabalevsky Overture: Colas Breugnon Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, conductor Uri Mayer


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Music By: Andrea Gabrieli
Music By: Claudio Merulo
Music By: Giovanni Picchi
Conductor: Hans Vonk
Unknown: Erik van Nevel
Piano: Richard Raymond
Conductor: Uri Mayer
Conductor: Dvorak Serenade
Conductor: Uri Mayer
Tancredi: Fiorenza Cossotto (mezzo)
Amenaide: Lella Cuberli (soprano)
Isaura: Helga Muller (mezzo)
Argirio: Werner Hollweg (tenor)
Orbazzano: Nicola Ghiuselev (bass)
Roggiero: Lucia Rizzi (mezzo)

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