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: On Air

Stephanie Hughes with music and arts news, including Handel's Suite
No 5 in E played by Murray Perahia at
6.10; Purcell's anthem Rejoice in the Lord Alway performed by the Taverner Consort and Choir leading up to the 7.00 news; Ravel's Le
Tombeau de Couperin played by the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra at 7.10; and Chabrier's Fete Polonaise from
Le Roi Malgre Lui played by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paul Paray , at 8.50. Producer Joanne Whitworth


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Played By: Murray Perahia
Conductor: Paul Paray
Producer: Joanne Whitworth

: Masterworks

Peter Hobday. Vivaldi Concerto in D minor for Viola d'Amore and Lute, RV540
Monica Huggett (viola d'amore), Jacob Lindberg (lute),
Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble
9.14 Brahms Cello Sonata No 1 in S E minor, Op 38 Emanuel Feuermann , Theo Van der Pas (piano)
; 9.35 Vaughan Williams Flos Campi ; Christopher Balmer (viola), Royal
Liverpool Choir and Philharmonic, conductor Vernon Handley
9.58 Schumann Davidsbundlertanze ,
Op 6 Murray Perahia (piano) Producer Arthur Johnson Discs


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Viola: Monica Huggett
Unknown: Jacob Lindberg
Unknown: Emanuel Feuermann
Piano: Theo van Der Pas
Piano: Vaughan Williams Flos Campi
Viola: Christopher Balmer
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Conductor: Schumann Davidsbundlertanze
Producer: Arthur Johnson

: Artist of the Week

Colin Davis
Colin Davis once remarked that his approach to working with orchestras is characterised by "Shall we do this?" rather than "Do this." He is a conductor of international renown and, with Elgar and Beecham, only the third Briton ever to be appointed principal conductor of the London
Symphony Orchestra. Today he talks ' to Joan Bakewell about his early years as a musician.
Producer Lyndon Jones


Unknown: Colin Davis
Unknown: Colin Davis
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Lyndon Jones

: Sound Stories

Musical Travellers with Richard Baker.
1: Handel in England. As a young man, j Handel travelled widely, but in 1711 he arrived in London and stayed for over 50 years. His music had preceded him, though it had been credited to an ., anonymous Italian composer. Including: i Handel Zadok the Priest Westminster j Abbey Choir, conductor Martin Neary i God Is for Us; Worthy Is the Lamb (Messiah) Margaret Cable (mezzo), Taverner Choir and Players, conductor Andrew Parrott
Air and Variations in E (Harmonious
J Trevor Pinnock (harpsichord)
Producer Anthony Sellors


Unknown: Richard Baker.
Unknown: Handel Zadok
Conductor: Martin Neary
Unknown: Taverner Choir
Conductor: Andrew Parrott
Harpsichord: Trevor Pinnock
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Composer of the Week: j Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

Roderick Swanston charts the career of the most individual and influential of JS Bach's sons. After studies with his father, CPE Bach's first appointment was at the court of Frederick the Great in Berlin.
Pute Sonata in E minor, Wql24 Eckart Haupt ,
Armin Thalheim (harpsichord),
Siegfried Pank (viola da gamba)
Sonatina in G, Wq98
Virginia Black (harpsichord), Collegium Aureum
Prufung am Abend; Demut; Bitten, Wql94
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Jorg Demus (tangent piano)
Trio Sonata in C minor, Wql61 No 1 (Sanguineus and Melancholicus) Purcell Quartet
Symphony in F, Wql81
CPE Bach Chamber Orchestra, conductor Hartmut Haenchen
Producer Nigel Wilkinson
Repeated next Monday 12 midnight


Unknown: Roderick Swanston
Unknown: Eckart Haupt
Harpsichord: Armin Thalheim
Viola: Siegfried Pank
Baritone: Jorg Demus
Conductor: Hartmut Haenchen
Producer: Nigel Wilkinson

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

From St John's, Smith Square, London.
The Lindsays,
Ralph Kirshbaum (cello)
Schubert String Quintet in C, D956 Repeated Saturday 1.00pm


Cello: Ralph Kirshbaum

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductors Martyn Brabbins and Yoav Talmi ,
Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano) Strauss Don Juan
Henselt Piano Concerto in F minor
Bruckner Symphony No 3 in D minor


Unknown: Yoav Talmi
Piano: Marc-Andre Hamelin
Piano: Strauss Don Juan

: Sams at the Opera

Jeremy Sams presents a personal selection of operatic delights, familiar and unfamiliar, sublime and ridiculous. An Afternoon of Fauna
The Gavin Bryars opera Dr Ox's Experiment, which is broadcast on Wednesday night on Radio 3, inspires an operatic menagerie of flies, frogs, cats and dogs, and a plethora of birds and foxes.


Unknown: Jeremy Sams
Unknown: Gavin Bryars

: Music Machine

Unusual Voices
Tommy Pearson explores the world of high male voices - including the castrato and countertenor - with the help of singer and author Peter Giles. Producer Christina Pritchard


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Peter Giles.
Producer: Christina Pritchard

: In Tune

Humphrey Carpenter talks to Angus Farquhar , who is producing a National Day for Britain at this year's Expo in Lisbon, including Songs of the Sea, a royal gala performance inspired by Britain's tradition of sea music. And counter-tenor Andreas
Scholl shares the experience of his theatrical debut at Glyndebourne.
Music includes Franck's Symphonic Variations before 7.00.
Producer Nicki Paxman


Talks: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Angus Farquhar
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Performance on 3

Paul Guinery introduces a concert given last month in the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, in which the Halle Orchestra contrast the urban sophistication of Gershwin on Broadway with an evocation of rural America by Copland and the pioneering musical spirit of Ives. Canzonetta, Halle Orchestra , conductor Kent Nagona
Gershwin Overture: Strike Up the Band Copland Appalachian Spring Gershwin Overture: Girl Crazy; Overture: My One and Only Ives Symphony No 4
Gershwin Overture: Funny Face


Introduces: Paul Guinery
Conductor: Halle Orchestra
Conductor: Kent Nagona

: Postscript The Short Stones of Ernest Hemingway

1: The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber. Determined to show that he is not a coward, Francis Macomber goes on a big game hunt. Reader Ed Bishop. Abridged by John Hartley. Producer Paul Kent


Unknown: Francis MacOmber.
Unknown: Francis MacOmber
Abridged By: John Hartley.
Producer: Paul Kent

: Vieuxtemps

Music for violin and piano by Vieuxtemps, including Yankee
Doodle played by Philippe Koch and Luc Devos.


Played By: Philippe Koch
Played By: Luc Devos.

: Voices Berg and Zemlinsky Songs

lain Burnside introduces the rising star Adrianne Pieczonka in a programme of songs by two giants of the early 20th century, both of whom were influenced by Mahler.
Adrianne Pieczonka (soprano), lain Burnside (piano)
Berg Seven Early Songs
Zemlinsky Walzer-Gesange , Op 6; Songs. Op 27 (selection)
Producer Adam Gatehouse. Rptd tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Adrianne Pieczonka
Soprano: Adrianne Pieczonka
Songs: Zemlinsky Walzer-Gesange
Producer: Adam Gatehouse.

: Mixing It

Mark Russell and Robert Sandall present a session by multi-instrumentalist Sylvia Hallett , featuring - among other things - her voice, violin and bicycle wheel. Producer Ekene Akalawu


Unknown: Mark Russell
Unknown: Robert Sandall
Unknown: Sylvia Hallett
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather introduces a tribute to George Chisholm.
Pete Strange and Ray Wordsworth (trombones), John Barnes (sax),
Martin Litton (piano), Pete Morgan (double bass), Rex Bennett (drums) Producer Terry Carter


Introduces: Digby Fairweather
Unknown: George Chisholm.
Unknown: Pete Strange
Unknown: Ray Wordsworth
Unknown: John Barnes
Piano: Martin Litton
Piano: Pete Morgan
Bass: Rex Bennett
Producer: Terry Carter

: Composer of the Week Ludwig van Beethoven

Beethoven and Archduke Rudolph With Misha Donat.
Piano Sonata in E flat. Op 81a (Les Adieux) Richard Goode Triple Concerto in C
Pinchas Zukerman (violin), Ralph Kirshbaum (cello), John Browning (piano).
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Christoph Eschenbach Repeated from last Monday


Piano: Misha Donat.
Unknown: Richard Goode
Violin: Pinchas Zukerman
Cello: Ralph Kirshbaum
Piano: John Browning
Conductor: Christoph Eschenbach

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Orlando Quartet Haydn String Quartet in D, Op 64 No 5 (Lark) Schubert Quartet Movement in C minor, D703 Beethoven String Quartet in C sharp minor, Op 131
2.15 Warsaw Sinfonia/Tomasz
Bugaj, Bartilomie Niziol (violin), Adam Klocek (cello) Brahms Tragic
Overture; Double Concerto in A minor
3.20 Pierre de la Rue Missa Sancto
Job Orlando Consort
3.55 Istvan Lang Symphony No 6 Hungarian Radio Orchestra, conductor Laszlo Kovacs
4.20 Rolf Riehm Odysseus aber Horte Ihr Schweigen Nicht
Saarbrucken RSO/Marcello Viotti
4.35 Mozart Flute Quartet No 4 in A, K298 Dae-Won Kim (flute), members of the Korean Chamber Ensemble
5.10 Berlioz Overture:
King Lear Vancouver SO/Kazuyoshi Akiyama
5.40 Willem de Fesch Concerto in B flat, Op 10 No 2 Musica ad Rhenum


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Violin: Bartilomie Niziol
Violin: Adam Klocek
Unknown: Istvan Lang
Conductor: Laszlo Kovacs
Conductor: Rolf Riehm Odysseus
Flute: Dae-Won Kim
Unknown: King Lear Vancouver

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