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: On Air

Stephanie Hughes with arts news and music, including Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in D minor performed by Gidon Kremer and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra at 6.30,
Lyadov's The Enchanted Lake performed by the LSO at 7.10, and Pedro de Cristo 's eight-part motet
Ave Maria performed by the Choir of Westminster Cathedral after the news at 8.00.


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Unknown: Gidon Kremer
Unknown: Pedro de Cristo

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Tchaikovsky Capriccio Italien
Columbia Symphony Orchestra, conductor Thomas Beecham
9.17 Bach Four Duets, BWV802-5
Andras Schiff (piano)
9.29 Kabalevsky Violin Concerto Gil Shaham , Russian National
Orchestra, conductor Mikhail Pletnev
9.45 Mozart Symphony No 41 in C, K551 (Jupiter)
English Baroque Soloists, conductor John Eliot Gardiner


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Thomas Beecham
Piano: Andras Schiff
Unknown: Gil Shaham
Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner

: Artist of the Week

Cecilia Bartoli
Mezzo Cecilia Bartoli tells Joan Bakewell
about her future plans and how she spends her time away from the stage. Including excerpts from Mozart's Requiem and Exsultate, Jubilate, and Pergolesi's Stabat Mater.


Unknown: Cecilia Bartoli
Unknown: Cecilia Bartoli
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Stabat Mater.

: Sound Stories

Rve Biblical Characters
With Donald Macleod.
5: The Virgin Mary. Venerated worldwide, the mother of Jesus has also been a perpetual source of inspiration to composers of all styles and periods. Including:
Handel Glory Be to God in the Highest (Messiah)
Gabrieli Consort and Players, conductor Paul McCreesh
Bach Schlafe , Mein Liebster
(Christmas Oratorio)
Andreas Scholl (countertenor), Academy of Ancient Music, conductor
Rene Jacobs Berlioz Shepherds' Farewell (L 'Enfance du Christ)
London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Colin Davis
Haydn Mother , Behold Your Son (The Seven Last Words)
Arnold Schoenberg Choir,
Vienna Concentus Musicus, conductor Nikolaus Hamoncourt


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Virgin Mary.
Unknown: Gabrieli Consort
Conductor: Paul McCreesh
Conductor: Bach Schlafe
Conductor: Mein Liebster
Unknown: Andreas Scholl
Conductor: Rene Jacobs Berlioz
Conductor: Colin Davis
Conductor: Haydn Mother
Conductor: Nikolaus Hamoncourt

: Composer of the Week: Beethoven

Beethoven and Archduke Rudolph With Misha Donat.
"The day on which a high mass composed by me will be performed during the ceremonies solemnised for Your Imperial Highness will be the most glorious day of my life." (Beethoven to Rudolph, 1819)
Grosse Fuge , Op 133 Vegh Quartet
Missa Solemnis (Sanctus; Agnus Dei) Luba Orgonasova (soprano), Jadwiga Rappe (contralto), Uwe Heilmann
(tenor), Jan-Hendrik Rootering (bass), Bavarian Radio Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Colin Davis Repeated next Friday 12 midnight


Unknown: Misha Donat.
Unknown: Grosse Fuge
Soprano: Luba Orgonasova
Soprano: Jadwiga Rappe
Contralto: Uwe Heilmann
Conductor: Colin Davis

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

From the New World
The last of eight recitals of American music from St George 's,
Brandon Hill , Bristol. In this concert, given in February, the young British jazz pianist Julian Joseph introduces and plays a selection of improvisations on famous jazz numbers, plus two of his own compositions.
Gershwin My Man's Gone Now (Porgy and Bess)
Ellington The Single Petal of a Rose Rodgers and Hart My Funny Valentine (Babes in Arms) Wayne Shorter Nefertiti
Julian Joseph Solo Piano; Guardian Angel
Cote Porter Just One of Those
Things (Jubilee)


Unknown: St George
Unknown: Brandon Hill
Pianist: Julian Joseph
Unknown: Rose Rodgers
Unknown: Wayne Shorter Nefertiti
Unknown: Julian Joseph

: The BBC Archive

Jack Brymer
Susan Sharpe talks to Jack Brymer , the leading British clarinettist of his generation. Together, they introduce some of his outstanding recordings preserved in the archive. Producer Peter Tanner


Unknown: Jack Brymer
Talks: Susan Sharpe
Unknown: Jack Brymer
Producer: Peter Tanner

: Music Restored

Chris de Souza introduces the first of two Radio 3 invitation concerts given earlier this month at the Lufthansa
Festival of Baroque Music, which this year has as its theme the music of the French Baroque. Wilbert Hazelzet (flute), Jacques Ogg (harpsichord) and Christiaan Norde (viola da gamba) perform chamber music by Hotteterre, Morel and Leclair. Repeated from yesterday 10pm


Introduces: Chris de Souza
Flute: Wilbert Hazelzet
Flute: Jacques Ogg
Flute: Christiaan Norde

: Music Machine

There does not seem to have been a time when Britain was really humming with the sound of the cabaret.
Tommy Pearson visits London to see if the scene is healthy today.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

Acclaimed soprano Julia Migenes is the Queen of Cyprus in the revival of a little-known opera by Donizetti. Humphrey Carpenter talks to her about her career, which has spanned film, television, opera and musicals. Music includes Handel's Chandos
Anthem No 1 (Oh Be Joyful in the Lord) at 7.00.


Soprano: Julia Migenes
Talks: Humphrey Carpenter

: Performance on 3

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
From St David's Hall,
A programme of wide contrasts with Messiaen's blazing vision of etemal life and Shostakovich's dark and intimate song-symphony which meditates on the finality of death. Conductor Mark Wiggelsworth , Joan Rodgers (soprano), Neal Davies (bass)
Messiaen Et Exspecto
Resurrectionem Mortuorum
7.55 Hour of Dread and Happiness Even when traditional beliefs in an afterlife have been abandoned, the prospect of immortality and transformation continues to intrigue. Alan Walker investigates.
8.15 Shostakovich Symphony No 14


Conductor: Mark Wiggelsworth
Soprano: Joan Rodgers
Bass: Neal Davies
Unknown: Alan Walker

: Postscript

The Screenwriters - Hollywood in the Nineties
Another chance to hear the acclaimed Postscript series in which Christopher Cook talks to five of Hollywood's most successful screenwriters.
5:Gus Van Sant, writer and director of My Own Private Idaho
, Drugstore Cowboy and To Die For. Repeat


Talks: Christopher Cook

: Hear and Now

Verity Sharp introduces highlights from the London Musicians
Collective's Festival of Experimental Music - recorded at London's South
Bank Centre in May - and focuses on American artists rarely seen in this country. New York minimalist composer Charlemagne Palestine plays his densely patterned piano music, the ROVA sax quartet from San Francisco play virtuoso compositions and improvise, and composer Pauline Oliveros presents her meditative, drone-based Deep Listening music. Verity Sharp also reports on the vibe of the festival and talks to the crowds, composers, performers and punters. Producer Philip Tagney


Introduces: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Pauline Oliveros
Music: Verity Sharp
Producer: Philip Tagney

: The Beat of My Heart

In the third of four programmes,
American singer Tony Bennett talks to Mel Hill about his collaborations with jazz instrumentalists including trumpeter Bobby Hackett , pianist Bill Evans , saxophonist Stan Getz and pianist and band leader Count Basie. Repeated from Saturday 5.15pm


Singer: Tony Bennett
Unknown: Mel Hill
Pianist: Bobby Hackett
Pianist: Bill Evans
Unknown: Stan Getz

: Composer of the Week Ives

With Chris Wines.
Washington's Birthday (Holidays) Fred Spector (Jew's harp),
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas
Trio (ed Kirkpatrick)
Ronan Lefkowitz (violin), Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Gilbert Kalish (piano) Thoreau (Piano Sonata No 2, Concord) Alexei Lubimov Repeated from last Friday


Unknown: Fred Spector
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas
Violin: Ronan Lefkowitz
Cello: Gilbert Kalish
Unknown: Alexei Lubimov

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Consortium Classicum
Kreutzer Grand Septet in E flat. Op 62 Mozart Oboe Quartet in F, K370 Spohr Nonet in F, Op 31
2.15 Tchaikovsky The Seasons Juhani Lagerspetz (piano)
3.05 Arriaga Symphony in D
Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, conductor Hannu Koivula
3.50 Dvorak Serenade in E, Op 22 Danish Radio Concert Orchestra
4.30 Mogens Pederson Mass a 5 Copenhagen Boys' Choir, conductor Ebbe Munk
4.40 Robert Kajanus Aino Symphony Helsinki University Choir,
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Atso Almila
5.05 Mozart Divertimento in E flat,
K166 Bratislava Komoma Harmonia
5.20 Gorecki Miserere
Danish National Radio Choir, conductor Jesper Grove Jorgensen


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Piano: Juhani Lagerspetz
Piano: Arriaga Symphony
Conductor: Hannu Koivula
Conductor: Dvorak Serenade
Unknown: Mogens Pederson
Conductor: Ebbe Munk
Conductor: Robert Kajanus
Conductor: Atso Almila
Unknown: Bratislava Komoma Harmonia
Conductor: Jesper Grove Jorgensen

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