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: The BBC Orchestras

The seventh of eight programmes featuring Haydn symphonies.
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductor Martyn Brabbins , Peter Donohoe (piano)
Haydn Symphony No 99 in E flat Britten Johnson over Jordan
Prokoflev Piano Concerto No 3
Dvorak Symphony No 8 in G Repeat


Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Piano: Peter Donohoe
Unknown: Britten Johnson

: Proms News

The weekly guide to the Proms season. This week Stephen Johnson considers the pairing of Hans Werner Henze 's sensuous operatic score Venus and Adonis with Monteverdi's sumptuous madrigals; the Albert Hall Arena prepares for chamber performances of Brahms and Mendelssohn by Hausmusik; the musical legacy of Dutch composer Tristan Keuris is examined; and Radio l's Jo Wiley sets the competition challenge. COMPETITION LINE: (0171) [number removed]Repeated tomorrow 7pm


Unknown: Stephen Johnson
Unknown: Hans Werner Henze
Unknown: Albert Hall Arena
Unknown: Tristan Keuris
Unknown: Jo Wiley

: Humphrey Burton's Conducted Tour

The third of four programmes in which Humphrey Burton looks at the different types of conductors who have emeiged in the 20th century. Poachers Turned Gamekeepers
World-famous instrumentalists who have taken up conducting as a second career.
Johann Strauss (son) Waltz:
Accelerations Conductor Willi Boskovsky Bartok Divertimento for Strings (1st mvt) Conductor Yehudi Menuhin Mozart Mass in C minor, K427
(Kyrie) Conductor Neville Marriner
Tchalkovsky Symphony No 6 in B minor (Pathetique, 3rd mvt)
Conductor Mstislav Rostropovich Walton Symphony No 2 (3rd mvt) Conductor Andre Previn
Respighi The Pines of Rome
(excerpt) Conductor Lorin Maazel Sibelius Karelia Suite (excerpt) Conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy
Beethoven Symphony No 1 in C (excerpt) Conductor Walter Weller
Brahms Symphony No 4 in E minor (4th mvt)
Conductor Christoph Eschenbach
Johann Strauss Die Fledermaus
(Overture; Party Scene)
Conductor Placido Domingo
Falla Jota (The Three-Cornered Hat) Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
Bloch America (excerpt)
Conductor Gerard Schwarz
Rossini String Sonata No 1 in G
(excerpt) Conductor Pinchas Zukerman Wagner Gotterdammerung (Act 2, excerpt)
Conductor Daniel Barenboim


Unknown: Humphrey Burton
Unknown: Johann Strauss
Conductor: Willi Boskovsky
Conductor: Bartok Divertimento
Conductor: Yehudi Menuhin
Conductor: Mozart Mass
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Conductor: Mstislav Rostropovich
Conductor: Andre Previn
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Conductor: Walter Weller
Conductor: Christoph Eschenbach
Conductor: Johann Strauss
Conductor: Placido Domingo
Conductor: Falla Jota
Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
Conductor: Pinchas Zukerman
Conductor: Wagner Gotterdammerung
Conductor: Daniel Barenboim

: Sound Choice

Joan Bakewell presents the seventh of eight guides for music lovers and record buyers. Guitarist Julian Bream talks about the first records that were significant for him. and other guests compare notes on recordings they have heard without knowing who the performers are. Plus another report by Petroc Trelawney on the classical music charts.


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Guitarist: Julian Bream
Unknown: 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. 7: Arrivals and Farewells
The eighties were Glyndebourne's last decade in the much-loved old house and saw some old favourites bowing out and some startling new arrivals. Sir George Christie looks back at a period in which
Glyndebourne embraced 20th-century opera with a new zeal, culminating in an astonishing premiere of an all-black Porgy and Bess. Featuring excerpts from Gluck's Orfeo, Strauss's Intermezzo. Oliver
Knussen's Where the Wild Things
Are and Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, with contributions from Dame Janet
Baker, Anthony Whitworth Jones and Sir Simon Rattle.


Unknown: George Christie
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Sir George Christie
Unknown: Anthony Whitworth Jones
Unknown: Sir Simon Rattle.

: Youth Orchestras of the World

The seventh in an eight-part series showcasing youth orchestras is even more youthful than usual - 21-year-old conductor Daniel Harding directs the Northern Junior Philharmonic in a concert including a new piece by 25-year-old Edward Rushton.
Strauss Fanfare for the 1924 Vienna
Music Week
Edward Rushton Crime Passionnel
Mahler, compl Cooke Symphony No 10


Conductor: Daniel Harding
Unknown: Edward Rushton.

: Jazz Record Requests

With Geoffrey Smith. Producer Alan Hall Discs
ADDRESS: Jazz Record Requests. BBC Radio 3. Broadcasting House. London W1A 4WW FAX: (0171) [number removed]


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Alan Hall

: Proms Feature: The Magic Theatre of Hans Wemer Henze

In the year of composer Hans Werner Henze's birth, Puccini was working on Turandot. which some observers have suggested is the "last opera".
Yet Henze, 70 last year, has devoted much of his stage career to reviving and restoring the grammar and stagecraft of opera. Brian Morton talks to the composer who says of himself that all his music starts out from and returns to the theatre. With contributions from critics, directors and others in the operatic world. Repeat


Unknown: Hans Werner
Talks: Brian Morton

: From St John's

The sixth of eight repeats of concerts given in St John 's. Smith Square.
London. over the last few years. This performance was given in 1996. Buxtehude Ensemble: John Holloway (violin), Jaap ter Linden (viola da gamba), Lars Ulrik Mortensen (harpsichord)
Buxtehude Sonata in A minor, Op 1 No 3
Corelll Violin Sonata in A, Op 5 No 9 Muffat Toccata No 8 in G for Organ (Apparatus Musico-Organisticus)
Marais Pieces en Trio: Suite No 1 in C
Buxtehude Trio Sonata in A. Op 2 No 5 Repeat


Unknown: St John
Violin: John Holloway
Harpsichord: Lars Ulrik Mortensen

: BBC Proms 97

In tonight's concert at the Royal Albert Hall, London, the BBC Symphony Orchestra features its own principal cellist, Paul Watkins, as the soloist in Lutoslawski's witty and pungent concerto, prefaced by Dvorak's high-spirited overture. Then. the symphony which caused Brahms years of struggle. He was aware of the weight of history, but the piece was ultimately dubbed "Beethoven's tenth".
Paul Watkins (cello), BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Tadaaki Otaka
Dvorak Carnival Overture
Lutoslawski Cello Concerto
8.05 Brahms Then
Peter Paul Nash visits some of Brahms's old haunts in Vienna and sets him in the cultural and social context of the time.
8.25 Brahms Symphony No 1 in C minor
Repeated Tuesday 2pm


Conductor: Tadaaki OtakaCello: Paul Watkins
Unknown: Peter Paul Nash

: Reading Around

Kevin Jackson presents a five-part magazine series for omnivorous book readers. Has quality kept up with quantity when it comes to the growing number of collected essays on film? Gilbert Adair attacks standards of modern criticism.
Each week. The Guilt List features one of those must-read, never-finished classics. First off the shelf is The Iliad. Edith Hall and Ruth
Padel discuss new ways of reading Homer and recommend related books, including a study of combat trauma in Vietnam.
Plus an insider's view of literary life: novelist Anne Enright reflects on deadlines - if she makes it.
Producer Abigail Appleton


Unknown: Kevin Jackson
Unknown: Gilbert Adair
Unknown: Anne Enright
Producer: Abigail Appleton

: Jazz Encounters: Phil Woods and Clark Teny

Geoffrey Smith introduces two concerts given in the Wigmore Hall last year. American saxophonist Phil Woods renewed a partnership with British pianist Gordon Beck to produce a magical performance. And trumpeter Clark Terry , veteran of the Count
Basie and Duke Ellington orchestras, was joined by John Dankworth
(saxophones/clarinet), David Newton (piano) and Alec Dankworth (bass). His set includes a performance of his famous novelty number Mumbling. Geoffrey Smith talks to both Phil Woods and Clark Terry. Repeat


Introduces: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Phil Woods
Pianist: Gordon Beck
Unknown: Clark Terry
Unknown: John Dankworth
Clarinet: David Newton
Clarinet: Alec Dankworth
Talks: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Phil Woods
Unknown: Clark Terry.

: Through the Night

With David Cornet.
1.00 Jazz from Paris with Donald Brown (piano) and Jerry Gonzalez (trumpet/percussion)
2.45 Suisse Romande Orchestra/ Anton Nanaut. Dubravka Tomsic
(piano) Beethoven Piano Concerto No 5 in E flat (Emperor)
Mahler Symphony No 1 in D
4.25 Alma Petchersky (piano) Villa-Lobos Choro No 5 (Alma
Brasiliera); Ciclo Brasiliero No 2
(Impressoes Seresterias)
4.40 La Real Camara and soprano Marta Almajano perform works from 18th-century Spain, including music by Boccherini, Jaime Facco , Pablo Esteve , Gayetano Brunetti , Domenico Scarlatti ,
Nicolas Conforto and Francisco Courcelle
6.00 Sequence


Unknown: David Cornet.
Piano: Donald Brown
Piano: Jerry Gonzalez
Unknown: Anton Nanaut.
Piano: Dubravka Tomsic
Piano: Alma Petchersky
Soprano: Marta Almajano
Unknown: Jaime Facco
Unknown: Pablo Esteve
Unknown: Gayetano Brunetti
Unknown: Domenico Scarlatti
Unknown: Nicolas Conforto
Unknown: Francisco Courcelle

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