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: The BBC Orchestras

The last in the series featuring Haydn symphonies.
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Conductors Andrew Davis and Janos Fiirst ,
Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin) Berlioz Overture; Beatrice and Benedict
Haydn Symphony No 102 in B flat Brahms Violin Concerto in D
Sibelius Symphony No 2 Repeat


Conductors: Andrew Davis
Conductors: Janos Fiirst
Violin: Frank Peter Zimmermann

: Proms News

The last edition of the weekly guide to the Proms season, with Stephen Johnson. This week Alan Walker on the evolution of the requiem; a profile of composer Judith Weir , whose latest work is performed at the Last Night; and Wet, Wet, Wet-a preview of the Junior Prom.
COMPETITION LINE: (0171) [number removed]Repeated tomorrow 7pm


Unknown: Stephen Johnson.
Unknown: Alan Walker
Unknown: Judith Weir

: Humphrey Burton's Conducted Tour

The last of four programmes in which Humphrey Burton looks at the different types of conductors who have emerged in the 20th century. The Composer as Interpreter Composers who also conduct.
Beethoven Overture: Fidelio
Klemperer Merry Waltz (Das Ziel) Conductor Otto Klemperer
Schubert Symphony No 8 in B minor (Unfinished) (1st mvt)
Conductor Benjamin Britten
Bridge Sir Roger de Coverley Conductor Benjamin Britten Elgar Polonia
Conductor Andrzej Panufnik
Mahler Symphony No 3 (3rd mvt) Bernstein Divertimento (Waltz) Conductor Leonard Bernstein
Blitzstein Piano Concerto (1st mvt) Lukas Foss Renaissance Concerto
Conductor Lukas Foss
Debussy Dialogue of Wind and Sea (La Mer)
Conductor Pierre Boulez
Puccini Manon Lescaut (Act 4, excerpt)
Conductor Giuseppe Sinopoli Copland Grohg (4th mvt) Conductor Oliver Knussen
Mozart Symphony No 40 in G minor (4th mvt)
Conductor Richard Strauss
Producer Gwawr Owen


Unknown: Humphrey Burton
Conductor: Otto Klemperer
Conductor: Benjamin Britten
Conductor: Benjamin Britten
Conductor: Elgar Polonia
Conductor: Andrzej Panufnik
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Unknown: Lukas Foss
Conductor: Lukas Foss
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Conductor: Puccini Manon Lescaut
Conductor: Giuseppe Sinopoli
Conductor: Copland Grohg
Conductor: Oliver Knussen
Conductor: Richard Strauss
Producer: Gwawr Owen

: Sound Choice

Joan Bakewell presents the last in a series of guides for record buyers. This week's contributors include critic Robert Cowan and saxophonist John Harle who compare notes on three recordings of Villa-Lobos's Bachiana Brasileira No 5 without knowing who the performers are.
Baritone Thomas Allen talks about the first records that were significant for him. And Petroc Trelawney makes a whistle-stop tour of recording formats past, present and future.
Producers Martin Cotton and Rosalind Furlong


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Robert Cowan
Unknown: John Harle
Baritone: Thomas Allen
Baritone: Petroc Trelawney
Baritone: Rosalind Furlong

: The Christies of Glyndebourne

Concluding the series in which
Sir George Christie , present owner and chairman of Glyndebourne, traces the history of the celebrated festival in conversation with James Naughtie.
New Beginnings. On 28 May 1994, a brand-new opera house opened its doors at Glyndebourne exactly 60 years after the first house opened in 1934. Sir George Christie talks about how the new house evolved and became so successful, and about how the festival has developed since that opening.
Featuring excerpts from Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, Janacek's The
Makropulos Case, Rossini's Ermione and Handel's Theodora, and with contributions from Graham Vick and Andrew Davis.
Producer Adam Gatehouse


Unknown: Sir George Christie
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Talks: Sir George Christie
Unknown: Graham Vick
Unknown: Andrew Davis.
Producer: Adam Gatehouse

: Youth Orchestras of the World

The last in the current series showcasing youth orchestras.
Paul Hindmarsh introduces a concert given last June in the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, by the Chicago
Youth Symphony Orchestra. This is the orchestra's 50th season and their third British tour. During the interval, he goes backstage to find out from musical director Daniel Hege
and some of the players - including 13-year-old violinist Eunice Keem - what has made the orchestra one of the most successful in the United States.
Eunice Keem (violin),
Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra, conductor Daniel Hege
John Deak Celebration and Remembrance
Wieniawski Violin Concerto No 2 in D minor
Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique Producer Paul Hindmarsh


Introduces: Paul Hindmarsh
Director: Daniel Hege
Violinist: Eunice Keem
Violin: Eunice Keem
Conductor: Daniel Hege
Conductor: John Deak
Producer: Paul Hindmarsh

: Jazz Record Requests

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


Introduces: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Alan Hall

: Songs from Saturn

In the first of four programmes telling the story of big-band leader Sun Ra, Jez Nelson remembers
Ra's early days as a sideman in Fletcher Henderson 's band.
Including the first recordings of Ra's Outer Space Arkestra. Producer Lyn Champion
Repeated Friday 12.30am


Unknown: Jez Nelson
Unknown: Fletcher Henderson

: From St John's

The seventh 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. Christoph Pregardien (tenor), Harvard Gimse (piano)
Schubert An Schwager Kronos; Meeres Stille , D216; Erlkonig;
Wanderers Nachtlied , D224; Erster
Verlust: Der Musensohn
Schumann Dichterliebe


Unknown: St John
Tenor: Christoph Pregardien
Unknown: Meeres Stille
Unknown: Wanderers Nachtlied
Unknown: Schumann Dichterliebe

: BBC Proms 97

Poulenc's joyful Gloria sets the tone of this concert at the Royal Albert Hall , London, with a rousing and reflective paean.
Then Ravel's witty and jazz-tinged concerto is played by Louis Lortie , and a centenary performance of Rachmaninov's Symphony No 1 in D minor provides a suitably dramatic finale.
Judith Howarth (soprano). Louis Lortie (piano). City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, BBC National Chorus of Wales,
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor David Atherton
Poulenc Gloria
Ravel Piano Concerto in G
8.25 Louis Lortie - a Profile
Gordon Stewart visits Berlin to talk to tonight's soloist, pianist Louis Lortie , about his career.
8.45 Rachmaninov Symphony No 1 in D minor
Repeated Wednesday 2pm


Unknown: Albert Hall
Played By: Louis Lortie
Soprano: Judith Howarth
Piano: Louis Lortie
Conductor: David Atherton
Conductor: Poulenc Gloria
Unknown: Louis Lortie
Unknown: Gordon Stewart
Pianist: Louis Lortie

: Reading Around

Kevin Jackson presents the second in a five-part magazine series.
The radical French thinker Paul Virilio has worked on stained glass with Matisse and Braque, studied philosophy, and campaigned on the streets of Paris. Kevin Jackson profiles the writer who some regard as the most important cultural critic of his time. Historian Orlando Figes confesses to skipping the history in War and Peace, and Tony Briggs offers advice for first-timers tackling Tolstoy. Plus an artist who changed the writing of art history only to be written out of the history books.


Unknown: Kevin Jackson
Unknown: Paul Virilio
Unknown: Kevin Jackson
Unknown: Orlando Figes
Unknown: Tony Briggs

: Mendelssohn

String Quartet No 3 in D, Op 44 No 1 Maggini Quartet Repeat

: London Jazz Composer's Orchestra

Brian Morton introduces a 1993 concert given by this orchestra, which includes many of Britain's finest improvisers - Henry Lowther
(trumpet), Paul Rutherford (trombone), Evan Parker (saxophones),
Howard Riley (piano), Phil Wachsmann (violin) and Paul Lytton (drums). Given at the Adrian Boult Hall in Birmingham, this concert featured a complete performance of Portraits, a work written by the orchestra's co-founder and director, Barry Guy. Repeat


Introduces: Brian Morton
Unknown: Henry Lowther
Unknown: Evan Parker
Piano: Howard Riley
Piano: Phil Wachsmann
Piano: Paul Lytton
Unknown: Adrian Boult Hall
Director: Barry Guy.

: Through the Night

With David Cornet.
1.00 Jazz From Paris with the Claude
Barthelemy Octet
2.00 Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Claudio Abbado
Brahms Symphony No 2 in D; Symphony No 4 in E minor
3.25 Wojclech Kilar Triptych for Choir and Orchestra
Izabella Klosinska (soprano),
Polish National Philharmonic Choir and Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Antoni Wit
4.25 Kremerata Baltica, conductor
Saulis Sondeckis , Gidon Kremer and Tatiana Grindenko (violins)
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in D minor Part Tabula Rasa
Shostakovich, arr Barshal Chamber Symphony, Op 110a Plazolla Four Milongas
6.00 Sequence


Unknown: David Cornet.
Unknown: Barthelemy Octet
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Conductor: Saulis Sondeckis
Conductor: Gidon Kremer
Violins: Tatiana Grindenko

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