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Programme? Meaning and Interpretation
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7.05 Chopin Scherzo No 4 in E, Op 54
Maurizio Pollini (piano)
7.15 Rossini Sinfonia:
Bolzano Haydn Orchestra, conductor Alun Francis
7.45 Holst Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda Osian Ellis (harp)
Royal College of Music
Chamber Choir, conductor David Willcocks
Overture: Prince Igor Russian National
Orchestra, conductor Mikhail Pletnev
Capriccio in E minor, Op 81 No 3
8.35 Nielsen Suite: Aladdin
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, conductor Herbert Blomstedt
"Haydn's benefit was on Friday last at the Hanover Square Rooms. His grand and most admirable military movement produces its full effect, and every auditor seemed delighted to do honour to this great man". (Morning Chronicle, 5 May 1794)
Presented by Susan Sharpe with Denys Hawthorne as Haydn.
Symphony No 100 in G (Military) English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Jeffrey Tate
London Trio No in C (H IV 1) Jean-Pierre Rampal (flute) Isaac Stern (violin) Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)
Piano Sonata in C (H XVI 50) Andras Schiff (piano) Rpt
with Chris de Souza.
Bach Duet No 3 in G
Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
10.04 Artists of the Week:
BBC Symphony Chorus
Rutti 0 magnum mysterium conductor Stephen Jackson
10.10 Handel Suite No 2 in F (HWV 427)
Martin Souter (harpsichord)
10.20 Bernard Stevens
Symphony No 2
BBC PO/Edward Downes
Trio élégiaque in G minor Bekova Sisters
11.05 Delius Sea Drift
Thomas Allen (baritone)
BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra/Andrew Davis
Duet in G, Op 67
David Oistrakh (violin) Igor Oistrakh (viola)
11.45 Mozart Divertimento in B flat (K270)
Repeated from yesterday
Telemann's Orpheus, first performed in 1726, includes an additional character not usually found in tellings of the myth - Queen Orasia; she loves Orpheus, but her love is unrequited and in her fury she lets loose the vipers that kill her rival Eurydice. The opera, sung in a mixture of German, French and Italian, was recently rediscovered, having been lost since Telemann's time.
This performance was given last autumn in Berlin.
Academy of Early Music,
Berlin, director Rene Jacob
Symphony, Op 39
Hamish Milne (piano) Rpt
BBC Symphony Orchestra conductor Oliver Knussen
Supertunes 2 4: Techno
Lord Onslow takes a trip through Techno, the one form of youth music specifically inspired and made by machines. DJ Carl Cox and others explain why it is as worthwhile as opera and why DJs are the new pop stars of the 90s.
Presented by Sean Rafferty. A special edition from
Belfast, one of a series of evenings celebrating the musical life, past and present, of each of the BBC regional centres as part of Radio 3's Year of British
Music and Culture.
5.25 Handel II primo amor (Ariodante, Act 1)
6.15 Beethoven Piano
Sonata in E minor, Op 90
7.00 Howard Ferguson
Partita, Op 5 (mvts 3 and 4) FAIREST ISLE
Ulster Orchestra conductor
Bernadette Greevy (mezzo) Malcolm Arnold Comedy Overture: Beckus the Dandipratt
Elgar Sea Pictures
Stanford Symphony No 5 in D (L'allegro ed il penseroso)
8.55 Brown's Musical
Roy Johnston looks at the crusading 20s in Belfast when the conductor Godfrey Brown was able to exploit the munificence of his faraway masters in the BBC and provide concertgoers with a wealth of orchestral music. Reader Anthony Finigan.
9.25 Tenebrae Responses The poet Michael Longley introduces music written during the past six years by some of the younger generation of Northern Irish composers.
Ian Wilson Big
The Composer (piano) Philip Flood
Spindle and Shuttle Nicola Walker-Smith
Michael Alcom Making a Song and Dance.... Sequenza
10.15 Joan Trimble
Two works by the Ulster-born composer and pianist who celebrates her 80th birthday this year. The County Mayo Brian Rayner Cook (baritone)
Philip Hammond and Michael McGuffin (pianos) Three Diversions
Belfast Wind Quintet
10.45 Night Waves in Belfast
Will the ceasefire produce a new kind of writing about Belfast? Roisin McAuley gathers playwrights and poets for late-night conversation.
Evening producer David Byers
Des Knaben Wunderhom lain Bumside presents a programme of songs from Mahler's song-cycle, drawing on recordings by some of the great Mahler singers.
Repeated tomorrow 12 noon