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: On Air

With Stephanie Hughes , including a look at a new exhibition of Maori art.
Music includes Victoria's Magnificat Sexti Toni sung by the Sixteen, conductor Harry Christophers , at
6.05; Glinka's Overture: Ruslan and Ludmila performed by the LSO, conductor Yuri Ahronovitch , at 6.30; Dvorak's Cypresses performed by the Hagen Quartet after the arts news at 7.30; and Puccini's 0 Mio Babbino Caro from Gianni Schicchi sung by Kiri Te Kanawa at 8.05.


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Unknown: Sexti Toni
Conductor: Harry Christophers
Conductor: Yuri Ahronovitch
Unknown: Mio Babbino Caro
Unknown: Gianni Schicchi
Sung By: Kiri Te Kanawa

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday. Berlioz Overture: Waverley
LSO, conductor Colin Davis
9.12 Schumann Fantasy in C, Op 17 Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
9.46 Bach Cantata No 36c:
Schwingt Freudig Euch Empor
Dorothea Roschmann (soprano), Axel Kohler (countertenor),
Christoph Genz (tenor), Stefan Geyer (bass), Musica Antiqua Koln , director Reinhard Goebel
10.09 Beethoven Cello Sonata No 3 in A, Op 69 Emanuel Feuermann , Myra Hess (piano)


Conductor: Colin Davis
Piano: Sviatoslav Richter
Soprano: Dorothea Roschmann
Soprano: Axel Kohler
Tenor: Christoph Genz
Tenor: Stefan Geyer
Bass: Musica Antiqua Koln
Director: Reinhard Goebel
Unknown: Emanuel Feuermann
Piano: Myra Hess

: Artist of the Week

Colin Davis
In 1995, Colin Davis became only the third British conductor this century to be appointed - by the players - as principal conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra. He talks to Joan Bakewell about his experiences with this great orchestra.


Unknown: Colin Davis
Unknown: Colin Davis
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Sound Stories

Musical Travellers
With Richard Baker.
4: Dvorak in the USA. It was always with reluctance that Dvorak - who liked to describe himself as "just a simple Czech musician" - left home for foreign parts. But his visits to
England were great successes, and during his three years in the USA he helped American music to find its authentic voice and created some of his finest compositions. Including: Dvorak Symphony No 9 in E minor (From the New World) (3rd mvt)
Scottish NO , conductor Neeme Jarvi
String Quintet in E flat, Op 97
(American) (2nd mvt) Raphael Ensemble Cello Concerto in B minor (3rd mvt) Yo-Yo Ma , New York Philharmonic, conductor Kurt Masur


Unknown: Richard Baker.
Conductor: Scottish No
Unknown: Yo-Yo Ma
Conductor: Kurt Masur

: Composer of the Week: CPE Bach

With Roderick Swanston. During his years as a public figure in Berlin, CPE Bach never lost his enthusiasm for his first love - the keyboard. His preferred instrument was the clavichord, but he also began to experiment with a new range of fortepianos.
Sonata in D minor, Wq57 No 4 Gabor Antalffy (harpsichord) Rondo in E, Wq57 No 1 Gabor Antalffy (fortepiano) Concerto in E flat Ton Koopman
(harpsichord), Tini Mathot (fortepiano), Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra Fantasia in F sharp minor, Wq67
Evelyn Garvey (fortepiano)
Repeated next Thursday 12 midnight


Unknown: Roderick Swanston.
Harpsichord: Tini Mathot
Unknown: Evelyn Garvey

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Aldeburgh Festival
A concert given earlier this month in the Snape Maltings Concert Hall. Nash Ensemble
Mozart Quintet for Piano and Wind in E flat, K452
Schumann Piano Quintet in E flat, Op 44

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductor Tadaaki Otaka ,
Bella Davidovich (piano)
Brahms Academic Festival Overture
Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor
Bruckner Symphony No 9 in D minor


Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Piano: Bella Davidovich

: The Piano

With Piers Lane. Heaven, Angels and Ecstasy. In the last years of his life, Franz Liszt found great inspiration in religion for his piano music. The French composer Olivier Messiaen also expressed religious ideas in his music, and in Russia,
Alexander Scriabin took inspiration from theosophy and mystical ideas.
Liszt Bénédiction de Dieu (Harmonies Poétiques et Religieuses) Louis Kentner
Scriabin Piano Sonata No 7
(White Mass) Boris Berezovsky
Messiaen Le Baiser de I'Enfant Jesus
(Vingt Regards sur I 'Enfant Jesus) Peter Serkin
Producer Chris Wines


Unknown: Franz Liszt
Unknown: Olivier Messiaen
Unknown: Alexander Scriabin
Unknown: Louis Kentner
Unknown: Boris Berezovsky
Unknown: Messiaen Le Baiser
Unknown: Peter Serkin

: Music Machine

Unusual Voices
With the help of Terry Edwards and singers from London Voices,
Tommy Pearson investigates some of the weird and wonderful effects and techniques that 20th-century composers have demanded from singers.


Unknown: Terry Edwards
Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

Tonight, Humphrey Carpenter introduces an operatic double bill of features. Hey Persephone is a joint commission from the Almeida and Aideburgh Festivals with music by Diedre Gribben and a libretto by Sharman Macdonald. Humphrey Carpenter talks to them both and also visits Longborough Festival
Opera in Oxfordshire. Music includes works by Bach and Mozart, and before the arts news at 7.00,
Rachmaninov's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.


Introduces: Humphrey Carpenter
Music By: Diedre Gribben
Unknown: Sharman MacDonald.
Talks: Humphrey Carpenter

: Performance on 3

A concert recorded last month at the Barbican, London. Ann Murray
(mezzo), City of London Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
Ives Symphony No 3 (The Camp Meeting)
Copland Eight Poems of Emily Dickinson
Ives Two Contemplations for
Chamber Orchestra
Copland Hear Ye! Hear Ye!


Unknown: Ann Murray
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Unknown: Emily Dickinson

: Postscript

The Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway 4: My Old Man. Joe's father is an American jockey working the European circuit. He has made it to
Paris, owns a good horse and rides in his own colours. Life is sweet.
Reader Stuart Milligan.


Stories Of: Ernest Hemingway
Reader: Stuart Milligan.

: Music Restored

From St John 's.
Smith Square, London, a second Radio 3 invitation concert from the Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music.
Introduced by Chris de Souza.
Andrew Manze and Caroline Balding play violin duos by Leclair, Guignon and Telemann.
Producer Lindsay Kemp Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: St John
Introduced By: Chris de Souza.
Introduced By: Andrew Manze
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: Night Waves

Fiona Shaw takes on one of the great roles in postwar literature in the National's new production of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.
Paul Allen reports on tonight's opening. And Paul Allen also discusses some of the latest debates around the controversial founder of analytic psychology Carl Gustav Jung.
Producer Lore Windemuth


Unknown: Fiona Shaw
Unknown: Miss Jean Brodie.
Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Carl Gustav Jung.

: Jazz Notes

With Digby Fairweather.
Campbell Burnap reviews some new CD releases.


Unknown: Digby Fairweather.

: Composer of the Week: Beethoven

Beethoven and Archduke Rudolph With Misha Donat.
Overture: Egmont
Philharmonia/Kurt Sanderling Piano Sonata in B flat, Op 106 (Hammerklavier) Alfred Brendel
Repeated from last Thursday


Unknown: Misha Donat.
Unknown: Alfred Brendel

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Polish National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Krzysztof Penderecki , Piotr Paleczny (piano)
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 5 in E flat (Emperor)
Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique
2.30 JF Fasch Overture a Due Cori
Capella Coloniensis , conductor Hans-Martin Linde
2.55 Kuhlau Piano Sonata in E flat,
Op 26 No 3
Folmer Jensen (piano)
3.20 Oscar Morawetz Memorial to
Martin Luther King
Shauna Rolston (cello),
Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, conductor Uri Mayer
3.45 Kurtag Scenes from a Novel Adrienne Csengery (soprano), Andreas Keller (violin),
Ferenc Csontos (double bass),
Marta Fabian (Hungarian cimbalom)
4.05 Sandor Balassa Iris
Hungarian Radio Orchestra, conductor Miklos Erdelyi
4.45 Bartok Duos (Book 4)
Wanda Wilkomirska and Mihaly Szucs (violins)
5.15 Mozart Flute Quartet No 1 in D, K285
Dae-Won Kim (flute),
Young-Woo Chun (violin), Myung-Hee Cho (viola), Jink-Yung Chee (cello)
5.40 Rankl Divertimento
Bela Kovacs (clarinet), Concentus Hungaricus


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Krzysztof Penderecki
Piano: Piotr Paleczny
Unknown: Due Cori
Conductor: Capella Coloniensis
Conductor: Hans-Martin Linde
Piano: Folmer Jensen
Unknown: Martin Luther King
Cello: Shauna Rolston
Conductor: Uri Mayer
Soprano: Adrienne Csengery
Violin: Andreas Keller
Violin: Ferenc Csontos
Bass: Marta Fabian
Unknown: Sandor Balassa
Conductor: Miklos Erdelyi
Unknown: Wanda Wilkomirska
Violins: Mihaly Szucs
Flute: Dae-Won Kim
Violin: Young-Woo Chun
Viola: Myung-Hee Cho
Cello: Jink-Yung Chee
Clarinet: Bela Kovacs
Clarinet: Concentus Hungaricus

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