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: morning on 4

This week Penny Gore presents performances by the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Music also includes:
7.00-8.30: Larsson Little Serenade, Op 12 Stockholm Sinfonietta, conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen Beethoven Variations on Ich bin der
Schneider Kakadu , Op 121a Florestan Trio
Franck Psyche et Eros Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Jan Latham-Koenig
8.30-10.00: CPE Bach Cello Concerto No 1 in A minor, Wql70 Miklos Perenyi , Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, conductor Janos Rolla
Barber Adagio for Strings, Op 11 Boston SO, conductor Charles Munch Smetana Vltava (Ma Vlast) Boston SO, conductor Rafael Kubelik


Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen Beethoven
Unknown: Schneider Kakadu
Conductor: Jan Latham-Koenig
Unknown: Miklos Perenyi
Conductor: Janos Rolla
Conductor: Barber Adagio
Conductor: Charles Munch
Conductor: Rafael Kubelik

: CD Masters

With Jonathan Swain. This week featuring
Borodin orchestral works and recordings by contralto Maureen Forrester.
Borodin Overture:
Prince Igor Halle Orchestra , conductor Leslie Heward
10.12 Britten Simple Symphony, Op 4
Norwegian CO, director lona Brown (violin)
10.31 Strauss Elektra (excerpt) Ute Vinzing
(soprano), Maureen Forrester (contralto), French National Orchestra, conductor Christof Perick
10.43 Borodin Polovtsian March (Prince Igor) Chicago SO, conductor Fritz Reiner
10.49 Field Nocturne No 4 in A
Myra Hess (piano)
10.55 Tchaikovsky The Queen of Spades, Act 2 Scene 2 (excerpt) Maureen Forrester (contralto), Tanglewood Festival Chorus, Boston SO, conductor Seiji Ozawa
11.05 Listener request: Mendelssohn, arr Toscanini Octet in E flat, Op 20
NBC SO Strings, conductor Arturo Toscanini
11.34 Borodin Dance of Polovtsian Maidens; Polovtsian Dances (Prince Igor) John Aldis Choir , National PO, conductor Loris Tjeknavorian
11.49 Handel Where Shall / Fly? (Hercules) Maureen Forrester (contralto), Vienna Radio Orchestra, conductor Brian Priestman


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Contralto: Maureen Forrester.
Conductor: Prince Igor Halle Orchestra
Conductor: Leslie Heward
Soprano: Maureen Forrester
Conductor: Christof Perick
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Piano: Myra Hess
Contralto: Maureen Forrester
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Unknown: Toscanini Octet
Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Unknown: John Aldis Choir
Conductor: Loris Tjeknavorian
Contralto: Maureen Forrester
Conductor: Brian Priestman

: Composer of the Week: George Gershwin (1898-1937)

1/5. New York
In 1919 singer Al Jolson took up a song called Swanee and gave George Gershwin his first million-seller hit. Donald Macleod charts the composer's early successes.
There's a Boat Dat 's Leavin' for New York
(Porgy and Bess) Damon Evans (tenor), LPO, conductor Simon Rattle
Swanee Al Jolson with orchestra
From Now On (La La Lucille) George Gershwin (piano roll)
Lullaby Cleveland Orchestra Strings, conductor Riccardo Chailly
/ Build a Stairway to Paradise
Georges Guetary (singer), MGM Studio Orchestra, conductor Johnny Green
Rhapsody in Blue Louis Lortie (piano), Montreal SO, conductor Charles Dutoit
Hang On to Me; Fascinating Rhythm (Lady Be Good) Lara Teeter , Ann Morrison and John Pizzarelli (singers), ensemble and orchestra conducted by Eric Stern
Producer Johannah Smith Repeated Sunday 12 midnight


Singer: Al Jolson
Unknown: George Gershwin
Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Tenor: Damon Evans
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Conductor: Swanee Al Jolson
Piano: George Gershwin
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Piano: Blue Louis Lortie
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Unknown: Lara Teeter
Unknown: Ann Morrison
Singers: John Pizzarelli
Conducted By: Eric Stern
Producer: Johannah Smith

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

The Florestan Trio opens a new season of Monday concerts from the Wigmore Hall.
- Presented by Fiona Talkington.
Mozart Piano Trio in C, K548
Dvorak Piano Trio in E minor, Op 90 (Dumky)


Presented By: Fiona Talkington.

: Afternoon Performance

BBC Philharmonic
John Lill (piano), conductor Gianandrea Noseda This week's concert features music inspired by literature. Presented by Louise Fryer. Strauss Don Juan
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor
Beethoven Symphony No 4 in B flat


Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
Presented By: Louise Fryer.
Presented By: Strauss Don Juan

: Making Tracks

Today's show for younger listeners is all about London. With Angellica Bell and Adrian Dickson.


Unknown: Adrian Dickson.

: Stage and Screen

He's Magic
1/2. Edward Seckerson presents a tribute to Jule Styne , who wrote 1,500 songs over a seven-decade career. Including Three Coins in a Fountain, Bells Are Ringing and Gypsy.
ADDRESS: Stage and Screen. Room 220. Broadcasting House, Queen Margaret Drive. Glasgow G12 8DG email: stageandscreen@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Edward Seckerson
Unknown: Jule Styne

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty presents a selection of music, interviews and news from the arts world.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

Usten Up!
The first concert in the RPO's new London season, given at the Royal Festival Hall in September. Presented by Louise Fryer.
Tasmin Little (violin), Philharmonia Chorus (women's voices), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Matthias Bamert Sibelius Finlandia
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor Hoist Suite: The Planets


Presented By: Louise Fryer.
Conductor: Matthias Bamert
Conductor: Sibelius Finlandia

: Night Waves

Historian Ian Kershaw talks to Paul Allen about Making Friends with Hitler, which explores whether Britain could have forced a different outcome to the events that led to the Second World War. Plus the first in a week-long series of appreciations of the six buildings on the RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist. Tonight, Daniel Libeskind 's haunting Imperial War Museum North in Manchester. Producer Mohit Bakaya


Talks: Ian Kershaw
Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Daniel Libeskind
Producer: Mohit Bakaya

: Late Junction

Fiona Talkington is joined by one of England's most exciting young folk bands, Dr Faustus, for a live session in the studio. Plus a wide-ranging selection of music on CD including
Katia and Marielle Labeque playing music for two pianos by Debussy, and master drummer Djamchid Chemirani on the Iranian zarb.


Unknown: Fiona Talkington
Unknown: Marielle Labeque
Unknown: DjamcHid Chemirani

: Composer of the Week: Hoist

2/5. Donald Macleod investigates two disparate influences on Hoist's music-Henry Purcell and Hindu mythology. Repeated from Tuesday at 12 noon


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Music: Henry Purcell

: Through the Night

Presented by Susan Sharpe.
Beethoven Violin Sonatas: in A minor, Op 23; in F. Op 24 (Spring); in G, Op 30 No 3 Mats Zetterqvist (violin), Mats Widlund (piano) 2.00 Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 5 in D, BWV1050 2.20 Bruhns Muss nicht derMensch auf dieser Erden in steten Streite sein 2.35 Haydn Symphony No 92 in G (Oxford) 3.00 Dvorak Mass in D. Op 86
3.45Scrlabln Preludes (excerpts) 4.00 Monluszko
Triolet Mendelssohn Overture: The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave) 4.15 Tomasi Horn Concerto 4.30 Hubay Zephir (Blumenleben, Op 30) 4.35 Nielsen Out of the Mist
Emerges My Native Soil Lehar Nobody Could Love You More (Paganini); Love! What Has Given You This Magic
Power? (The Land of Smiles) 4.45 Chopin Scherzo No 1 in B minor, Op 20 5.00 Grainger Hill Song No 15.10 Holten A Time for Everything 5.20 Krelsler Sicilienne in E flat
5.25 Gounod, arr Liszt Valse de I 'Opera Faust 5.35
Musorgsky A Night on the Bare Mountain 5.45 Wagner Senta and Dutchman Duet (The Flying Dutchman) 6.00 Grieg Peer Gynt: Suite No 2 6.20 Dvorak Ave
Maris Stella , Op 19b 6.25 Leopold I Doloribus Beatae Mariae Virginis 6.40 Mozart Divertimento in D, K205


Presented By: Susan Sharpe.
Piano: Bach Brandenburg
Unknown: Hubay Zephir
Unknown: Liszt Valse
Unknown: Maris Stella
Unknown: Mozart Divertimento

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