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: The BBC Orchestras

The first of eight weekly programmes featuring Haydn symphonies.
BBC National Orchestra of Wales conductor Mark Wigglesworth Lars Vogt (piano)
Haydn Symphony No 1 in D
Schubert Symphony No 8 in B minor (Unfinished)
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat
Mozart Symphony No 41 in C, K551 (Jupiter) Repeat


Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth
Piano: Lars Vogt

: Proms News

The return of the weekly guide to the Proms season presented by Stephen Johnson. This week's programme investigates composing for percussion with Jonathan Harvey 's new concerto for Evelyn Glennie and the Proms debut of Ensemble Bash. Plus a profile of Erich Korngold , a look at the concert music of Frank Zappa , the regular competition, and coverage of related Proms events. Producer Alan Hall
Repeated tomorrow 7pm


Presented By: Stephen Johnson.
Unknown: Jonathan Harvey
Unknown: Evelyn Glennie
Unknown: Erich Korngold
Unknown: Frank Zappa
Producer: Alan Hall

: Other Times, Other Places

The Changing Sounds of the World's Great Orchestras
Four programmes in which Jonathan Swain explores the developments in instrumental tone and playing styles throughout the century. The first programme focuses on some of the great European orchestras - the Berlin Philharmonic, the Vienna
Philharmonic, the Royal Concertgebouw of Amsterdam and the Dresden
Staatskapelle. The music includes
The Sorcerer's Apprentice by Dukas, in performances conducted by Ernest Ansermet and James Levine ; Strauss's
Don Juan from Rudolf Kempe in Dresden; Willem Mengelberg in music by Wagner; part of the first ever recording of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring conducted by Pierre Monteux ; and, at about 11.20, the Symphony in D minor by Cesar Franck , conducted in Paris by Thomas Beecham. Producer Susan Kenyon


Unknown: Jonathan Swain
Conducted By: Ernest Ansermet
Conducted By: James Levine
Unknown: Don Juan
Unknown: Rudolf Kempe
Unknown: Willem Mengelberg
Conducted By: Pierre Monteux
Unknown: Cesar Franck
Unknown: Thomas Beecham.
Producer: Susan Kenyon

: Sound Choice

Joan Bakewell presents eight programmes aimed at music lovers and record buyers. Music celebrities such as Thomas Allen , Andrew Davis and Richard Hickox talk about the earliest records that were significant for them, and Leonard Slatkin ,
Emma Johnson , Nicholas Daniel and Robert Tear compare notes on recordings they have heard without knowing who the performers are.
Producers Martin Cotton and Rosalind Furlong See also tomorrow 12.30pm


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Thomas Allen
Unknown: Andrew Davis
Unknown: Richard Hickox
Unknown: Leonard Slatkin
Unknown: Emma Johnson
Unknown: Nicholas Daniel
Unknown: Robert Tear
Unknown: Rosalind Furlong

: The Christies of Glyndebourne

An eight-part series in which Sir
George Christie , present owner and chairman of Glyndebourne, traces the history of the festival in conversation with James Naughtie.
1: Beginnings. On 28 May 1934, an eccentric, visionary Englishman opened a brand-new opera house attached to his manor in the Sussex
Downs. His name was John Christie , and the opera performed that night, Mozart's Nozze di Figaro , brought together Fritz Busch and Carl Ebert and created operatic history. Today's programme looks at the early years of Glyndebourne and its rapid emergence as England's most serious opera house, with excerpts from Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, Cosi Fan Tutte and Don Giovanni conducted by Fritz Busch , and Verdi Macbeth 's with Margarita Grandi. Producer Adam Gatehouse


Unknown: George Christie
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: John Christie
Unknown: Nozze Di Figaro
Unknown: Fritz Busch
Unknown: Carl Ebert
Unknown: Don Giovanni
Conducted By: Fritz Busch
Conducted By: Verdi MacBeth
Unknown: Margarita Grandi.
Producer: Adam Gatehouse

: Youth Orchestras of the World

Helsinki Junior Strings
Return of the series showcasing some of the world's best young orchestras. In the first of eight programmes,
John Shea introduces the Helsinki
Junior Strings' 25th-birthday concert, given at London's Barbican Hall in April. The programme includes music by Mozart, Haydn and Dvorak and by Finns Joonas Kokkonen and Sibelius. John Shea also talks to members of the group and their conductor Geza Szilvay , founder of the revolutionary Colourstrings teaching method.
Producer David Gallagher


Introduces: John Shea
Unknown: Finns Joonas Kokkonen
Conductor: Geza Szilvay
Producer: David Gallagher

: Jazz Record Requests

Geoffrey Smith introduces a selection of listeners' favourite jazz tracks. Producer Alan Hall Discs
ADDRESS: Jazz Record Requests, BBC Radio 3. Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW
FAX: (0171) [number removed]


Introduces: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Alan Hall

: Proms Feature: A Short Ride ... from Rhythm to Melody

John Adams at 50
The American composer John Adams celebrates his 50th birthday this year. Adams talks about the development of his music from early minimalist roots to an accessible style distinctive in its openness to every variety of music - American and European, old and new, "high" art and "low" pop. With contributions from many of his collaborators and friends, including conductors Edo de Waart, Michael Tilson Thomas and Sir Simon Rattle , director Peter Sellars , poets Alice Goodman and June Jordan , violinist Gidon Kremer and orchestral players from the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. Producer Jessica Isaacs
See also tomorrow 7.30pm


Unknown: John Adams
Unknown: John Adams
Talks: Adams
Unknown: Michael Tilson Thomas
Unknown: Sir Simon Rattle
Director: Peter Sellars
Unknown: Alice Goodman
Violinist: June Jordan
Violinist: Gidon Kremer
Producer: Jessica Isaacs

: From St John's

The first of eight repeats of lunchtime concerts given in St John 's, Smith Square, London, over the last few years. This performance was given in 1995. Pamela Frank (violin),
Stephen Prutsman (piano)
Brahms Violin Sonata No 1 in G, Op 78 Janacek Violin Sonata Repeat


Unknown: St John
Violin: Pamela Frank
Piano: Stephen Prutsman

: BBC Proms 97

Tonight's concert from the Royal Albert Hall , London, is a sparkling programme of operatic music from the Vienna of Mozart and Schubert. Swedish soprano Hillevi Martinpelto sings favourite Mozart concert arias and then joins a distinguished cast for a Schubert rarity - a witty and lyrical one-act operetta which depicts a medieval battle of the sexes.
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, conductor Nicholas McGegan
Mozart Overture: The Marriage of Figaro; Chi Sa, Chi Sa, Qual Sia, K582; Ah, Lo Previdi , K272; Chaconne (Idomeneo)
Hillevi Martinpelto (soprano)
8.10 The Conspirators or Domestic Warfare?
Renamed Der Hausliche Krieg (Domestic Warfare) by the censors who thought Die Verschworenen (The Conspirators) might have political implications, Schubert's one-act operetta became immensely popular after its first performance. Michael Oliver explores the work with Nicholas McGegan, the conductor of tonight's performance, and Schubert biographer Elizabeth Norman McKay.
8.30 Schubert Die Verschworenen
Choir of the Enlightenment Repeated Tuesday 2pm
# Your four-page pull-out guide to this year's Proms: page 69 * Reader offer: page 134


Soprano: Hillevi Martinpelto
Conductor: Nicholas McGegan
Unknown: Michael Oliver
Conductor: Nicholas McGegan
Unknown: Elizabeth Norman McKay.
Countess Ludmilla: Hillevi Martinpelto (soprano)
Count Heribert von L�¼denstein: David Wilson-Johnson (baritone)
Astolf: Jamie MacDougall (tenor)
Helene: Lisa Larsson (soprano)
Udolin: Susan Bickley(mezzo)
Isella: Judith Howarth (soprano)

: Books Abroad

The third of eight programmes in which author Tibor Fischer meets writers and explores the works on the shelves of bookshops around the world. This week the return of the French novel, the rise of Polish women writers, a meeting between books and terrorism in Peru, and the bestsellers of Korea.


Unknown: Tibor Fischer

: Tasmin Little

(violin), John Lenehan (piano) Poulenc Violin Sonata
Faure Romance in B flat, Op 28 Szymanowski The Fountains of Arethusa, Op 30 No 1 Ravel Tzigane


Violin: John Lenehan

: Stephane Grappelli

A concert from the 1994 Bath
Festival featuring the legendary
French violinist, aged 86 at the time. He is accompanied by Marc Fosset (guitar) and Jean Phillippe Viret
(double bass). During the interval, Grappelli talks to Miles Kington about his long career. Repeat


Accompanied By: Marc Fosset
Accompanied By: Jean Phillippe Viret
Unknown: Miles Kington

: Through the Night

With David Cornet.
1.00 Jazz from Paris with the Barret
Goubert Duo and the Sylvain Kassap Octet
2.20 Messiaen Turangalila -
Symphony Haakon Austbo (piano). Tristan Murail (ondes martenot), Cologne Radio SO/Hans Vonk
3.35 Allan Sternfield (piano) Hummel Piano Sonata in E flat, Op 13
Clara Schumann Three Romances, Op 21 Viktor Ullmann Piano Sonata No 23, Op 26
4.50 Polish National Philharmonic
SO/Jin Wang, Sharon Kam (clarinet) Prokofiev Symphony No 1 in D
(Classical) Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A K622 Sibelius Symphony No 7
6.00 Sequence


Unknown: David Cornet.
Unknown: Sylvain Kassap
Unknown: Messiaen Turangalila
Piano: Haakon Austbo
Piano: Allan Sternfield
Piano: Viktor Ullmann

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