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: The BBC Orchestras

The fourth of eight programmes featuring Haydn symphonies.
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Dvorak Carnival Overture
Conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk
Haydn Symphony No 73 in D (La Chasse)
Bruckner Symphony No 4 (Romantic) Conductor Takuo Yuasa


Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Conductor: Takuo Yuasa

: Proms News

The weekly guide to the Proms season, with Stephen Johnson. This week a feature on the increasing number of semi-staged concerts and recitals in the round, a profile of Finnish composer Magnus Lindberg , Stephen Montague on the tradition of American mavericks and his place in it, and this week's competition teaser revealed by Radio 4's Charlotte Green.
Repeated tomorrow 7pm


Unknown: Stephen Johnson.
Unknown: Magnus Lindberg
Unknown: Stephen Montague

: Other Times, Other Places

The Changing Sounds of the World's Great Orchestras
The last of four programmes in which Jonathan Swain explores the differences and developments in instrumental tone and playing styles throughout the century, contrasting orchestras from various countries and periods. Orchestras in this country have been praised for doing justice to the music in a self-denying team spirit. This programme looks at the teamwork and the trendsetters in British orchestral playing, with Elgar, Hoist and Vaughan Williams conducting their own music, Adrian Boult conducting Wagner, Andre Previn conducting Rachmaninov, and, from
11.30, Thomas Beecham and John Barbirolli conducting Delius. Producer Susan Kenyon


Unknown: Jonathan Swain
Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Music: Adrian Boult
Unknown: Andre Previn
Unknown: Thomas Beecham
Unknown: John Barbirolli
Producer: Susan Kenyon

: Sound Choice

Joan Bakewell presents the fourth of eight guides for music-lovers and record-buyers.
This week Sheena McDonald and Robert King compare notes on three recordings of Mozart's aria Ch'io Mi Scordi di Te without knowing who the performers are. Pianist John Lill talks about the first records that were significant for him, and Petroc Trelawney investigates whether opera and ballet videos measure up to recordings on CD.


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Sheena McDonald
Pianist: John Lill
Pianist: Petroc Trelawney

: 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. 4: Consolidation and Renewal
The fifties saw the emergence at Glyndebourne of its first "home-grown" conductor, John Pritchard , who was eventually to become the festival's musical director. Sir
George Christie talks about this much-loved Glyndebourne figure and the designers who worked at
Glyndebourne during a period which saw the festival moving in a new direction, towards a Baroque revival. With excerpts from Mozart's Idomeneo, Busoni's Arlecchino, Rossini's
Barber of Seville and Monteverdi's
L'lncoronazione di Poppea.


Unknown: George Christie
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Conductor: John Pritchard
Talks: George Christie

: Youth Orchestras of the World

The fourth in an eight-part series showcasing the world's best young orchestras features the Juilliard
Orchestra from New York's Juilliard
School. Introduced by John Shea. Conductors Kurt Masur and Raymond Leppard , Lisa Kaori Shihoten (violin)
Ravel Rapsodie Espagnole Bruch Scottish Fantasy
Gershwin, arr Bennett Porgy and Bess: a Symphonic Picture
Vaughan Williams Symphony No 7 (Sinfonia Antartica)
Producer David Gallagher


Introduced By: John Shea.
Conductors: Kurt Masur
Conductors: Raymond Leppard
Violin: Lisa Kaori Shihoten
Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Producer: David Gallagher

: Jazz Record Requests

Geoffrey Smith introduces another selection of vibrant and varied jazz tracks chosen by listeners. 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: Cherish, Conserve, Consider, Create

Under this motto, Lou Harrison , 80 this year, has written music in a bewildering variety of styles. Michael Oliver says, "In fact, Lou was writing world music before the phrase had been invented." He talks to Harrison and to friends, critics and performers about a composer whose music
"thinks, with love, around the circle of the Pacific". The music incorporates influences from Bali, China, Japan, Korea and Java and joins up with western music from the Middle Ages and Renaissance. The first UK performance of Harrison's
New First Suite for Strings is given in Tuesday's late-night Prom at 10pm. Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Lou Harrison
Unknown: Michael Oliver
Producer: Ray Abbott

: From St John's

The fourth of eight repeats of lunchtime concerts given in St John 's, Smith Square, London, over the last few years. This performance was given in 1996. Truls Mork (cello),
Harvard Gimse (piano)
Prokofiev Cello Sonata, Op 119 Strauss Cello Sonata. Op 6 Repeat


Unknown: St John
Cello: Truls Mork

: BBC Proms 97

From the Royal Albert Hall, London.
The National Youth Orchestra comes to the Proms in its 50th anniversary year with one of the foremost British conductors and three strongly nationalistic works. Tippett and Vaughan Williams have their roots in this country's folk consciousness, while Sibelius - a composer championed by Colin Davis - draws deeply from Finnish tradition.
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, conductor Colin Davis
Tippett Ritual Dances (The Midsummer Marriage)
Vaughan Williams Symphony No 6
Sibelius Symphony No 1 in E Minor


Conductor: Colin Davis

: The National Youth Orchestra at 50

Founded in 1947 to provide an orchestral education for gifted young musicians, the National Youth
Orchestra of Great Britain is now in its 50th year. Six musicians of varying ages but who share a National Youth Orchestra heritage talk about what it meant and still means to be part of this unique musical experience.
8.55 Sibelius Symphony No 1 Repeated Wednesday 2pm

: Books Abroad

The sixth of eight programmes in which author Tibor Fischer meets writers and explores the works on the shelves of bookshops around the world.
This week storytelling in Burma, steamy bestsellers from San Francisco and Colm Toibin on Spanish regions writing back.


Unknown: Tibor Fischer
Unknown: Colm Toibin

: Michael Tippett

Tippett's song-cycle The Heart's
Assurance was written to words from the Second World War poets Alun Lewis and Sidney Keyes. It is performed here in a BBC archive recording by Peter Pears (tenor) and Noel Mewton-Wood (piano).


Unknown: Alun Lewis
Unknown: Sidney Keyes.
Tenor: Peter Pears
Piano: Noel Mewton-Wood

: Barbara Thompson

Geoffrey Smith introduces a concert given in 1995 by this composer and saxophonist as part of the London Jazz Festival. In the first half, she is joined by the Medici Quartet to play arrangements of Kurt Weill pieces by John Dankworth , Geoffrey Burgon ,
Barry Guy , Richard Rodney Bennett , Mike Westbrook and Thompson herself. During the interval, Geoffrey Smith talks to Barbara Thompson about her career and the way her composing has developed, and to some of the other performers in the concert. And in the second half, a performance of Love Songs in Age, a BBC Radio 3 commission based on poems by Philip Larkin.
The performers are
Barbara Thompson (saxophone), Peter Lerner (keyboards), Paul Westwood (bass guitar), Simone Rebello
(percussion) and the BBC Singers, conductor Bo Holten.


Introduces: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Kurt Weill
Unknown: John Dankworth
Unknown: Geoffrey Burgon
Unknown: Barry Guy
Unknown: Richard Rodney Bennett
Unknown: Mike Westbrook
Talks: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Barbara Thompson
Unknown: Philip Larkin.
Unknown: Barbara Thompson
Unknown: Peter Lerner
Bass: Paul Westwood
Guitar: Simone Rebello
Conductor: Bo Holten.

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Jazz from Brussels Octurn perform tracks from their album Chromatic History
2.00 Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Kurt Masur , Helen Huang (piano)
Britten Simple Symphony Beethoven Piano Concerto No 1 in C
Mendelssohn Symphony No 3 in A minor (Scottish)
3.40 Mendelssohn Piano Sonata in E, Op 6; Variations in E flat, Op 82 Artur Balsam (piano)
4.15 German Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrei Borsiko ,
Gidon Kremer and Hanz Maile (violins), Wolfram Aradt (trombone), Sevimbike Elibay (piano)
Herrmann Film music: The Man Who
Knew Too Much: Mamie; North by Northwest Takemitsu Nostalgia Shostakovich Suite: Hamlet
Desyatnikov Sunset (excerpts) Glass Violin Concerto
6.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Kurt Masur
Piano: Helen Huang
Piano: Artur Balsam
Conductor: Andrei Borsiko
Conductor: Gidon Kremer
Violins: Hanz Maile
Violins: Wolfram Aradt
Piano: Sevimbike Elibay

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