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: On Air

Stephanie Hughes with music and arts news, including a preview of the London Film Festival. Music includes at 6.00 Bach's choral prelude Herr Christ , der Ein 'ge Gottes-Sohn,
BWV698, played by Maurice Andre (trumpet) and Hedwig Bilgram
(organ); at 7.00 Bizet's Petite Suite played by the Bastille Opera
Orchestra, conductor Myung-Whun Chung ; and at 8.10 Liszt's
Hungarian Rhapsody No 2 played by pianist Gyorgy Cziffra.


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Unknown: Herr Christ
Played By: Maurice Andre
Played By: Hedwig Bilgram
Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
Pianist: Gyorgy Cziffra.

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Wagner Die Meistersinger (Prelude to Act 3)
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, conductor James Levine
9.09 Hoist Hammersmith
Eastman Wind Ensemble, conductor Frederick Fennell
9.25 Martinu Piano Concerto No 2
Rudolf Firkusny , Czech Philharmonic, conductor Jiri Belohlavek
9.46 Verdi String Quartet in E minor Hagen Quartet
10.11 Britten The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the Composer


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: James Levine
Conductor: Frederick Fennell
Unknown: Rudolf Firkusny
Conductor: Jiri Belohlavek

: Artist of the Week

Tasmin Little
Violinist Tasmin Little tells Joan
Bakewell about her fondness for the music of Delius and talks about her research on the composer's life and work. She also talks about her many appearances at the BBC Proms.
Music includes part of Delius's Violin Sonata No 3 and Vaughan Williams 's The Lark Ascending.


Violinist: Tasmin Little
Violinist: Vaughan Williams

: Sound Stories

Donald Macleod presents musical portraits of five absolute rulers famed more for their evil deeds than for their good work.
4: Montezuma. Emperor of Mexico at the time of the Spanish
Conquistadors, Montezuma held his subjects in thrall, but ended as a tragic figure. Music includes: Graun Montezuma (excerpts)
Soloists, Cantica Nova Chamber
Choir, German Chamber Academy, conductor Johannes Goritzki
Vivaldi Montezuma (excerpts)
Soloists, La Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy, conductor Jean-Claude Malgoire


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Conductor: Johannes Goritzki
Conductor: Vivaldi Montezuma
Conductor: Jean-Claude Malgoire

: Composer of the Week Monteverdi

With Simon Heighes.
Music for a Venetian Nobleman. One of Monteverdi's most important Venetian patrons was Senator Giovanni Mocenigo. Today's programme includes some of the experimental works performed at his palace and later published as the Eighth Book of Madrigals. In //
Combattimento di Tancredi the new expressive and highly charged music moved its first audience - claimed
Monteverdi - to tears and then to rapturous applause.
Repeated next Thursday 12 midnight


Unknown: Simon Heighes.
Unknown: Giovanni Mocenigo.

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

The third of five concerts given earlier this year by the Lindsays of string quartets by Shostakovich and Tippett. The Lindsays
Shostakovich String Quartet No 7, Op 108
Tippett String Quartet No 3 Repeat

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Conductors Richard Hickox and Yan Pascal Tortelier ,
Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin) Elgar Cockaigne Overture
Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis Britten Violin Concerto
Delius The Walk to the Paradise
Garden (A Village Romeo and Juliet) Vaughan Williams Symphony No 5


Conductors: Richard Hickox
Conductors: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Violin: Frank Peter Zimmermann
Unknown: Thomas Tallis

: Ensemble

Bach Preludes and Fugues: in B flat minor (Book 1); in F (Book 2) Bernard Roberts (piano)
Salnt-Saens Cello Sonata No 1 in C minor (2nd mvt) Louise Hopkins , Alexander Madzar (piano)
Stravinsky Duo Concertant Krzysztof Smietana (violin), Caroline Palmer (piano)
Bach Preludes and Fugues: in E; in D minor (Book 2)
Bernard Roberts (piano)
Repeated from yesterday 10pm


Piano: Bernard Roberts
Unknown: Louise Hopkins
Piano: Alexander Madzar
Violin: Krzysztof Smietana
Piano: Caroline Palmer
Piano: Bach Preludes
Piano: Bernard Roberts

: Music Machine

What is loud? Everyone's idea of too loud is different. Tommy Pearson explores the outer limits of sound with James Doheny , Dr Rosemary Leonard and Bill Baddeley. Repeat


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: James Doheny
Unknown: Dr Rosemary Leonard
Unknown: Bill Baddeley.

: In Tune

Humphrey Carpenter explores the art of timing fireworks to music in open-air concerts. He also talks to members of the Vienna Boys' Choir. Music includes Bach's motet Singet dem Herm sung by the Stockholm Bach Choir, conductor Nikolaus Hamoncourt , at 5.45; Gershwin's The Man I Love played by pianist Joanna MacGregor after 6.00; and Hoist's A Somerset Rhapsody played by the LSO, conductor Richard Hickox , at 6.40.


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Conductor: Nikolaus Hamoncourt
Pianist: Joanna MacGregor
Conductor: Richard Hickox

: Performance on 3

Music as Life
The third of four concerts from Glasgow's City Hall as the BBC Scottish Symphony
Orchestra and chief conductor
Osmo Vanska continue their survey of Nielsen's six symphonies. Presented by Geoffrey Baskerville in conversation with David Fanning and Osmo Vanska. Leonidas Kavakos (violin),
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Osmo Vanska
Nielsen Helios Overture
Bartok Violin Concerto No 2
8.25 Fire Power
Against a backdrop of the sounds of Bonfire Night, this programme celebrates the many aspects of fire through real-life stories, readings, poetry and music.
8.45 Nielsen Symphony No 4 (Inextinguishable)
Final concert Monday 7.30pm


Conductor: Osmo Vanska
Presented By: Geoffrey Baskerville
Unknown: David Fanning
Unknown: Osmo Vanska.
Violin: Leonidas Kavakos

: Postscript

Five specially commissioned dramatic monologues that combine fiction and a news story. 4: Abide with Me
By John Fletcher.


Unknown: John Fletcher.

: Music Restored

Caledonian Collection. Lucie
Skeaping introduces a selection of early music with a Scottish theme, including some rarities specially recorded for the programme by Dutch fortepianist Ronald Brautigam. Producer Lindsay Kemp Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Ronald Brautigam.
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: Night Waves

It may have become a cliche, but few would deny that Britain is peculiarly obsessed with class. But what do we actually mean by it, and how does it affect our lives? In his new book, Class in Britain, historian
David Cannadine argues that we need to think about class more historically and reflectively. "It is not," he says "yet another book about toffs and nobs, social climbers or working-class heroes." He talks to Paul Allen about the insight history offers into the way we think about the society we live in today.
Producer Belinda Sample


Unknown: David Cannadine
Unknown: Paul Allen

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton and Campbell Bumap review some new jazz CDs.


Unknown: Alyn Shipton

: Composer of the Week Schumann

Penny Gore introduces music inspired by Clara Wieck , the love of Schumann's life. Schumann composed his Piano Quintet with the pianism of Clara in mind. She described it in her diary as "magnificent - a work filled with energy and freshness".
Andante and Variations in B flat
Natalia Gutman and Mischa Maisky (cellos), Marie-Luise Neunecker (horn), Martha Argerich and Alexandre Rabinovitch (pianos)
String Quartet in A minor, Op 41 No 1 (Finale) Vogler Quartet
Piano Quintet in E flat, Op 44 Emerson Quartet,
Menahem Pressler (piano) Repeated from last Thursday


Unknown: Clara Wieck
Unknown: Natalia Gutman
Cellos: Mischa Maisky
Cellos: Marie-Luise Neunecker
Horn: Martha Argerich
Horn: Alexandre Rabinovitch

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Mahler Symphonies
Edo de Waart conducts a Mahler symphony cycle, beginning with the Symphony No 1 played by the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic
2.15 Franck Piano Quintet in F minor, Bartok Quartet,
Imre Rohmann (piano)
3.00 5.00 Schools
3.00 Alphabet Time 3.10 Music Workshop 3.30 Let's Move 3.50 Words Alive! 4.20 First Steps in Drama 4.20 Listen and Write 4.40
Higher Still Geography
5.00 Robert Kajanus Funeral March Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Atso Almila
5.35 Segerstam Impression of Nordic Nature No 4
Hannele Segerstam (violin),
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the Composer


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Piano: Imre Rohmann
Conductor: Atso Almila

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