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With Penny Gore.
6.05 Wagner Siegfried /dy/< Northern Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
6.35 Tippett Concerto for Double String Orchestra BBC SO, conductor Andrew Davis
7.10 Schumann Papillons, Op 2 Max Levinson (piano)
7.50 Weber, orch Berlioz Introduction to the Dance Berlin Philharmonic. conductor Herbert von Karajan
8.00 Wientawski Polonaise No 1, Op 4 Maxim Vengerov (vioiin), !tamarGotan (piano)
8.50 Haydn Te Deum in C, HXX/llc 2 English Concert Choir and Orchestra. director Trevor Pinnock


Richard Hickox

William Boyce has some claim to be the outstanding English composer of the mid-18th century. Donald Macleod presents five programmes this week in a chronological study of his music, accompanied by Garard Green reading from the Memoirs of Dr Boyce by Boyce's contemporary Sir John Hawkins.

Spring Gardens Evelyn Tubb (soprano). Frances Kelly (triple harp)
Turn Thee unto Me Choir of New College, Oxford, director Edward Higginbottom Symphony No 8 in D minor Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood
Peleus and Thetis (excerpts) Soloists, Opera Restor'd, director Peter Holman


William Boyce
Donatd Macleod
Accompanied By:
Garard Green
Sir John Hawkins.
Evetyn Tubb
Frances Kei
Edward Higginbottom
Christopher Hogwood
Piers Burton-Page

Sarah Magu ;'re. The first of five programmes this week in which the poet
Sarah Maguire. recently poet-in-residence at the Cheisea Physic Garden, talks about her new poem. Umbre//u/artacaMbrn<ca. Producer Fiona MacLean


Sarah Magu
Sarah Maguire.
Fiona MacLean

With Peter Hobday, featuring
Shostakovich's symphonies and performances by Regine Crespin.
JC Bach Overture; La Clemenza di Scipione Hanover Band, conductor Anthony Halstead
10.13 Rave) Snenerazade Regine Crispin (soprano), Suisse Romande Orchestra, conductor Ernest Ansermet
10.30 Haydn Fantasia in C, H XW/ 4 Alfred Brendel (piano)
10.36 Bartok Cantata Profana
John Aier (tenor), John Tomlinson (bass),
Chicago Symphony Chorus and Orchestra. conductor Pierre Bou!ez
10.56 Shostakovich Symphony No.1 National Symphony Orchestra. conductor Mstislav Rostropovich Producer Arthur Johnson


Peter Hobday
Regine Crespin.
Anthony Haistead
Snenerazade Regine Crispin
Ernest Ansermet

Lucie Skeaping presents a week of vocal and instrumental music spanning 600 years of European musical history, featuring Europe's finest early music performers recorded in some of Yorkshire's most historic locations. Today's programme begins with theatre music by Purcell from The Fairy Queen and Timon of Athens and ends with Handel's Concerto Grosso in D, Op 6 No 5, and the aria Sweet Bird (L'Allegro). The ensemble Florilegium and Julia Gooding (soprano) were recorded in Beverley Minster. In between is a sequence of madrigals and instrumental pieces from 15th-century Italy and 17th-century England, performed by the ensembles Mala Punica, Virelai, the Rose Consort of Viols and the Consort of Musicke.


Lucie Skeaping
Paul Hindmarsh
Edwina Wolstencroft

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Rossini Overture; tV;7ham 7e//
Conductor Mark W!gg!esworth
Tchaikovsky P/ano Concerto No 1 t'n B/'/atm/norJohn Li!) (piano). conductor Tadaaki Otaka
Bizet L'Arlésienne: Pre/ude; M/nuet;
Adagietto (Suite No 1); /ntermezzo (Su/te No 2); Can/ton (Su<te No 1) Conductor Tadaaki Otaka
Tchaikovsky Symphony No 2 /n C m/nor ('f.<tt<e Russian) Conductor David Atherton


Tadaaki Otaka
David Atherton

Ancient Greece and its mythology have supplied opera with some of its most dramatic and terrifying plots. Graeme Kay explores music from Handel to Henze and discovers that modern Greece also has a role to play.


Graeme Kay
Paul Evans

Sean Rafferty talks to Anthony Holden about his new biography of Shakespeare. Music includes at 5.30 Mozart's Piano Concerto No 23 in A, K488, with Howard
Shelley and the London Mozart Players, and at 6.10 Rachmaninov's Vocalise with the St Petersburg PO/ Mariss Jansons. Plus after 7.00 Saint-Saens's violin concertos as recommended in Radio 3's Disc of the Week.


Sean Rafferty
Anthony Holden

Stee/andGoM. The second concert in the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra's cycle of Rachmaninov symphonies, given on Saturday in Glasgow's City Halt.
ArturPizarro (piano), BBC Scottish SO, conductor Osmo Vanska
Webem Passacag/ta, Op 1 Scriabin P/ano Concerto
Rachmaninov SympnonyNo 2f'n Fm<nor Next programme !n the series Friday 12th November 8pm


Osmo Vanska

The writer Jonathan Raban has just sailed from Seattte to the Alaska panhandle. Paul Alien discusses Raban's fascination with the open sea and talks to poet
Paul Mu !doon about what he describes as "the end of the poem".


Jonathan Raban
Paul Alien
Paul Mu

Verity Sharp explores the music of Pakistani singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, who died in 1997. She begins with Khan's 1992 recording, Love Has No Destination. Plus electro-acoustic music by David Behrman and early 16th-century Bohemian polyphony sung by the Hithard Ensemble.


Verity Sharp
Felix Carey

Atyn Shipton introduces a session bytenor saxophonist Aian Skidmore and his quartet. Skidmore is one of Britain's leading interpreters of the music of John Coitrane. The quartet also features Steve Me)iing (piano), Arnie Somogyi (bass) and Stephen Keogh (drums). Producer TerryCarter


Atyn Shipton
John Coitrane.
Arnie Somogyi
Stephen Keogh

With Susan Sharpe.

12.05am Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op 56a

12.25 Bach Violin Concerto in E, BWV1042

12.40 Huet Fantasia

12.50 Faure Messe Basse

1.00 Mozart String Quartet in D. K575

Smetana String Quartet in E minor (From My Life)

Brahms String Quintet No 2 in G, Op 111

2.30 Dohnanyi Sympnonic Minutes

2.40 Kadosa Suite No 1

2.50 Karlowicz To a Sorrowful Girl; In the Snow

3.00-5.00 Schools
3.00 Music Box
3.15 Something to Think About
3.30 The Song Tree
3.45 Stories and Rhymes
4.00 Find Out
4.15 Maths Challenge 2
4.30 Hopscotch
4.45 Scottish Resources 7-9

5.00 Doppler Souvenir de Prague

5.15 Bardos Ave Maria

Kodaly Psalm 150

Remenyi Auction, Ping Pong

5.25 Chopin Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante, Op 22

5.40 Chausson Poeme


Susan Sharpe

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