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The Plays of Soyinka

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: On Air

with Andrew McGregor.
7.05 Rachmaninov Prelude in D minor, Op 23 No 3
7.08 Handel Handbook:
Handel Flute Sonata in D
(HWV 378)
7.32 Purcell Portfolio:
Purcell A selection of songs
8.05 Sousa Semper fidelis
8.19 Rossini Cavatina:
Quant'e grato all 'alma mia (Elisabetta, Regina d'lnghilterra)
8.28 Mozart String Quintet in G minor (K516) Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Songs: Sousa Semper

: Composers of the Week: Sousa and Joplin

Fiona Talkington introduces music by Sousa inspired by his tours in the British
Isles, including:
Overture: The Irish Dragoon March: The Royal Welch Fusiliers
Sousa's novel The Transit of Venus is a tale of confirmed bachelors who go on a cruise to escape women, a theme echoed in the composer's song You'll miss lots of fun when you're married. Plus
Sousa's reply to Wagner's and Mendelssohn's nuptial hits, news of a newly discovered Joplin marriage, and today's version of Maple Leaf Rag, played by New Orleans street pianist Scott Kirby.


Introduces: Fiona Talkington
Pianist: Scott Kirby.

: Musical Encounters

with Chris Wines , including
10.00 Artist of the Week:
Lotte Lenya (soprano) Weill Introduction (The Seven Deadly Sins)
Male Quartet and orchestra
10.05 Bach Two- and Three-Part Inventions: No
14 in B flat; No 12 in A; No 11 in G minor; No 9 in F minor
Jean-Louis Steuerman
10.21 Bach, arr Webem Fugue No 2 (Musical Offering)
LSO/Pierre Boulez
10.29 Mendelssohn
Prelude and Fugue in E minor, Op 35 No 1
Stephen Coombs (piano)
10.39 Weill Pride (The Seven Deadly Sins)
Lotte Lenya (soprano)
Male Quartet and orchestra
10.45 Bartok String Quartet No 2
Lindsay Quartet
11.12 Weill Lust (The Seven Deadly Sins)
Lotte Lenya (soprano)
Male Quartet and orchestra
11.18 Parry Symphony No 4 in E minor
LPO/Matthias Bamert


Unknown: Chris Wines
Soprano: Lotte Lenya
Piano: Jean-Louis Steuerman
Unknown: Pierre Boulez
Soprano: Lotte Lenya
Soprano: Lotte Lenya
Unknown: Matthias Bamert

: Voices

Repeated from yesterday

: The Afternoon on Three

with Susan Sharpe.
1.00pm Opera Matinee Herodiade
Massenet's grand opera on the story of Salome, in a Vienna State Opera performance with Placido Domingo as the Baptist. Based on a short story by Flaubert, the opera retells the devastating biblical tale of Herod's erotic obsession with Salome, and her love for the captive John the Baptist. The final crucial player in the drama is
Herodias, Herod's second wife and (it emerges)
Salome's mother. It is this discovery that triggers the opera's tragic and bloody conclusion.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera, conductor Marcello Viotti
3.30 Flanders Trumpet Choir
Monteverdi Toccata (Orfeo) Scheidt Canzon cornetto
Biber Sonata
Altenburg Concerto in C Schmidt Variants
Lo Presti Suite
Steadman Delta IV
Camilleri Alka
Lassus My heart to thee now makes its plea Manneke Caccia
Landeghem Aquarioso
Jan van Landeghem (organ) Randers Trumpet Choir, director Alain Roelant
4.25 Debussy
Netherlands Radio Choir
(women's voices)
Royal Concertgebouw
Orchestra/Bernard Haitink
4.55 An Outside View with Ravi Shankar. Producer Susan Kenyon


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Placido Domingo
Conductor: Marcello Viotti
Unknown: Jan van Landeghem
Director: Alain Roelant
Unknown: Bernard Haitink
Unknown: Ravi Shankar.
Producer: Susan Kenyon
Jearr: Placido Domingo (tenor)
Herode: Juan Pons (bar)
Herodiade: Anges Baltsa (mezzo)
Salome: Nancy Gustafson (sop)
Phanuel: Ferruccio Furlanetto (bass)
Vitellius: Hans Helm (bar)
High Priest: David Cale Johnson (bar)

: The Music Machine

Samba, mambo, tango, rhumba ...
Tommy Pearson traces the roots of some of the popular South American dance rhythms. Rpt


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

Nicola Heywood-Thomas visits the 49th Llangollen International Eisteddfod to sample the special atmosphere of the event. Producer Gwawr Owen


Unknown: Nicola Heywood-Thomas
Producer: Gwawr Owen

: Brian Femeyhough

A concert of his early music from the BBC's Maida Vale studio in London continues
Radio 3's Fairest Isle invitation concerts.
Alison Wells and Nicole
Tibbels (sopranos)
Deborah Miles-Johnson
Angus Smith (tenor)
Richard Jackson (baritone) Jeremy White (bass) Kathryn Lukas (flute)
Christopher Redgate (oboe) Rolf Hind (piano)
Lontano, conductor Odaline de la Martinez
Ferneyhough Epigrams;
Cassandra's Dream Song; Coloratura; Transit


Unknown: Alison Wells
Sopranos: Deborah Miles-Johnson
Tenor: Angus Smith
Baritone: Richard Jackson
Bass: Jeremy White
Flute: Kathryn Lukas
Piano: Rolf Hind

: Intellectual Islands

In the fourth of five programmes this week, Professor John Martin examines whether there is a distinctively British approach to the study and practice of medicine. Last programme tomorrow


Unknown: Professor John Martin

: Artur Pizarro

The 1990 Leeds Piano
Competition winner, recorded at last year's Bath festival Schumann Symphonic Studies, Op 13
Uszt Three Petrarch
Sonnets (G161)
Rachmaninov Piano Sonata
No 2 (1932 version) A Classic Arts production

: Night Waves

A Spanish drama of blood, adultery and violent passion, The Painter of Dishonour by Calderon de la Barca was written in 1645 but has never been seen in Britain.
Valentine Cunningham
investigates this long neglect and reports from the opening night of the new RSC production.
Producer Beaty Rubens


Unknown: Calderon de la Barca
Unknown: Valentine Cunningham
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conductor Martyn Brabbins Anthony Marwood (violin) Peterls Vasks Cantabile
Sally Beamish Violin Concerto
Stravinsky Song of the Volga Boatmen
Strauss Serenade in E flat,
Op 7
Repeated tomorrow at 12 noon


Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Violin: Anthony Marwood
Violin: Peterls Vasks Cantabile
Violin: Sally Beamish
Unknown: Stravinsky Song

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