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This week Penny Gore celebrates the history, music and music-making of Switzerland.
7.00 8.30 : Beethoven Variations on a Swiss Song, WoO64 Mikhail Pletnev (piano)
Vivaldi Chamber Concerto in C, RV87 L'Astree Honegger Rugby Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, conductor David Zinman
8.30 10.00 : Rossini Sonata a Quattro No 3 in C Members of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Heinichen Alma Mater
Redemptoris Axel Kohler (countertenor), Musica Antiqua , Koln, conductor Reinhard Goebel
Ibert Symphonie Concertante John de Lancie (oboe), London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andre Previn

Contributors

Piano:
Mikhail Pletnev
Conductor:
David Zinman
Unknown:
Heinichen Alma Mater
Unknown:
Redemptoris Axel Kohler
Unknown:
Musica Antiqua
Conductor:
Reinhard Goebel
Oboe:
John de Lancie
Conductor:
Andre Previn

With Rob Cowan.
Featuring Shostakovich string quartets and recordings by Nan Merriman.
Shostakovich Elegy Borodin Quartet
10.04 Faure Ici-bas! Op 8 No 3; Après un Reve, Op 7No 1 Nan Merriman (mezzo), Gerald Moore (piano)
10.10 Handel Concerto Grosso in A, Op 6 No 11 Guildhall String Ensemble
10.27 Gluck Orfeo ed Euridice, Act 2
Robert Shaw Chorale, NBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Arturo Toscanini
11.12 Shostakovich String Quartet No 3, Op 73 Tchaikovsky Quartet
11.45 Debussy Chansons de
Bilitis Nan Merriman (mezzo), Gerald Moore (piano)

Contributors

Unknown:
Rob Cowan.
Unknown:
Nan Merriman.
Unknown:
Nan Merriman
Piano:
Gerald Moore
Unknown:
Robert Shaw
Conductor:
Arturo Toscanini
Unknown:
Bilitis Nan Merriman
Piano:
Gerald Moore
Orfeo:
Nan Merriman (mezzo)
Euridice:
Barbara Gibson (soprano)

1/5. Bad luck seemed to dog Carl Maria von Weber's professional life: there was always a rival faction, a temperamental diva or a political intrigue to complicate matters. In today's programme, Donald Macleod finds Weber working for the aristocratic and eccentric
Wurttemberg family, with whom Weber's own sense of mischief landed him in hot water. Overture: Ruler of the Spirits
Hanover Band, director Roy Goodman Symphony No 1 in Philharmonia, conductor Claus Peter Flor Variations on Vien Qua, Dorina Bella Alexander Paley (piano)
Producer Kerry Clark Repeated on Sunday at 12 midnight

Contributors

Unknown:
Donald MacLeod
Director:
Roy Goodman
Conductor:
Claus Peter Flor
Unknown:
Dorina Bella
Piano:
Alexander Paley
Producer:
Kerry Clark

Live from Cadogan Hall, London. Presented by Stephanie Hughes.
I Fagiolini, director Robert Hollingworth
(harpsichord), perform a programme of early 17th-century Italian music.
Carissimi Annunciate Genres; Ardens Est Cor Meum
Uccellini Sonata Decimasesta for two violins
Monteverdi Ch'lo T'ami; Ahi, Coma un Vago Sol (Fifth Book of Madrigals)
Carissimi Turbabuntur Impii
Uccellini Sonata Decimaottava a 2 Carissimi Jonas
Repeated on Saturday at 12 noon

Contributors

Presented By:
Stephanie Hughes.
Harpsichord:
Robert Hollingworth
Unknown:
Turbabuntur Impii
Unknown:
Uccellini Sonata Decimaottava

Leif Ove Andsnes (piano), BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste

Stravinsky Fireworks
Marc-Andre Dalbavie Piano Concerto
Shostakovich Symphony No 11 (The Year 1905)

(Repeated from Tuesday 16 August)

Contributors

Pianist:
Leif Ove Andsnes
Musicians:
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Conductor:
Jukka-Pekka Saraste

Another chance to hear Edward Seckerson comparing notes with the dazzling Romanian-born soprano Angela Georghiu. Music includes excerpts from Verdi's La Traviata, Puccini's La Rondine and Gounod's Romeo et Juliette.
Address: Stage and Screen, [address removed] email: [email address removed]

Contributors

Unknown:
Edward Seckerson
Soprano:
Angela Georghiu

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London. Continuing this year's Proms nautical theme, Wagner's musical depiction of a storm-tossed sea provides a tempestuous contrast with the sunrise opening of Strauss's tone poem. And Emanuel Ax is the soloist in Beethoven's grandiose and lyrical Third Piano Concerto. Presented by Louise Fryer.

Emanuel Ax (piano), Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, conductor David Zinman

Wagner Overture: The Flying Dutchman

Beethoven Piano Concerto No 3 in C minor

Contributors

Presenter:
Louise Fryer
Pianist:
Emanuel Ax
Musicians:
Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra
Conductor:
David Zinman

In 1854 Henry David Thoreau published Walden, his classic account of life in a cabin in the woods around Walden Pond, near Concord,
Massachusetts. The book has inspired generations of writers, thinkers and enviromentalists. Professor Geoff Ward returns to Walden Pond , which is now struggling to preserve its status as a sacred place of American culture and ecology. Contributors include the novelists Rick Moody and Alexander Theroux and Thoreau scholars Lawrence Buell and Elizabeth Witherell. Producer Paul Quinn

Contributors

Unknown:
Henry David Thoreau
Unknown:
Geoff Ward
Unknown:
Walden Pond
Unknown:
Alexander Theroux
Unknown:
Lawrence Buell
Unknown:
Elizabeth Witherell.
Producer:
Paul Quinn

Fiona Talkington previews Kate Rusby 's new album The Girl Who Couldn't Fly and plays tracks from Dhafer Youssef 's 1999 disc Malak, which features trumpeter Markus Stockhausen.

Contributors

Unknown:
Fiona Talkington
Unknown:
Kate Rusby
Unknown:
Dhafer Youssef
Unknown:
Markus Stockhausen.

Regional Variations (2)

Composers of the Week: ConstantLambert and Alan Rawsthorne

BBC Radio 3

Composer of the Week

Constant Lambert and Alan Rawsthorne

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Radio 3

Donald Macleod continues his journey through the lives and works of these two composers who were both contemporaries and friends. Show more

With Jonathan Swain.

Scriabin Preludes, Op 11 Nos 1-14
Prokofiev Five Poems of Anna Akhmatova, Op 27
Scriabin Piano Sonatas: No 2 in G sharp minor, Op 19 (Fantasy): No 4 in F sharp, Op 30
Prokofiev String Quartet No 2, Op 92; Piano Sonata No 7, Op 83

2.32 Schein Diletti Pastorali (excerpts)

2.54 Guilain Organ Suite du Premier Ton

3.04 Haydn Violin Concerto in G, H Vila 4

3.30 Mozart Sinfonia Concertante in E flat, K297b

4.00 D'lndia Lagrimate, Occhi Miei; Felice Chi Vi Mira

4.07 Byrd Pavan and Galliard in G (Quadran)

4.21 Frescobaldi Il Primo Libro delle Canzoni (excerpts)

4.33 Karlowicz In the Snow, Op I No 3; My Soul Is Sad, Op 1 No 6

4.37 Scriabin Quatre Morceaux, Op 56

4.43 Sehested Three Fantasy Pieces

4.54 Dugan Toccata

5.00 Prokofiev Overture on Jewish Themes, Op 34

5.09 Knipper Radif

5.22 Khachaturian Violin Concerto

6.00 Scriabin Four Mazurkas from Opp 3, 25 and 40

6.09 Malipiero Concerto a Tre

6.24 Herberigs The Squire of Brunswick (Old Flemish Songs)

6.27 Telemann Oboe Sonata in E minor (Essercizii Musici)

6.31 Schutz Il Primo Libro de Madrigali (excerpts)

6.48 Cesti Orontea (Sinfonia avanti il Prologo)

6.52 Bertali Sonata Prima a Tre

Contributors

Presenter:
Jonathan Swain

BBC Radio 3

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