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: On Air

With Penny Gore, including Strauss Till Eulenspiegel
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, conductor Kurt Masur
7.05 Musorgsky St John 's Night on the Bare Mountain
Cleveland Orchestra, conductor Christoph von Dohnanyi
7.32 Tartinl Violin Sonata in G minor
(Devil's Trill) Locatelli Trio
8.05 Rossini Overture: The Italian
Girl in Algiers Hanover Band, director Roy Goodman
8.17 Schubert Impromptu No 2 in E flat, D946 Alfred Brendel (piano)
8.47 Britten Choral Dances from
"Gloriana" Martyn Hill (tenor),
Thelma Owen (harp), Holst Singers, conductor Hilary Davan Wetton Editor Andrew Lyle


Conductor: Kurt Masur
Conductor: Musorgsky St John
Conductor: Christoph von Dohnanyi
Director: Roy Goodman
Piano: Alfred Brendel
Tenor: Martyn Hill
Harp: Thelma Owen
Conductor: Hilary Davan Wetton
Editor: Andrew Lyle

: Morning Collection

Catriona Young features Debussy's orchestral works this week.
Debussy, orch Biisser Printemps
Montreal SO, conductor Charles Dutoit
9.18 Giovanni Gabrieli Sonata
Pian e Forte Taverner Players, conductor Andrew Parrott
9.25 Dvorak Terzetto in C
Members of the Chilingirian Quartet
9.43 Kodaly Dances of Galanta St Paul Chamber Orchestra, conductor Hugh Wolff
Producer Arthur Johnson Discs


Unknown: Catriona Young
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Conductor: Giovanni Gabrieli Sonata
Conductor: Andrew Parrott
Conductor: Dvorak Terzetto
Conductor: Hugh Wolff
Producer: Arthur Johnson

: Musical Encounters

With Chris de Souza.
Scrlabin Prelude in B, Op 16 No 1 Noemy Belinkaya (piano)
10.03 Proms Artist of the Week:
Maxim Vengerov (violin)
Saint-Sains Introduction and Rondo
Israel PO, conductor Zubin Mehta
10.30 Mozart Violin Sonata in A, K305
Maxim Vengerov , Itamar Golan (piano)
10.44 Poulenc Le Bestiaire
Stephen Roberts (baritone), Nash Ensemble
10.50 Mozart Piano Sonata in A minor, K310 Mihaela Ursuleasa
11.25 Sibelius Violin Concerto
Maxim Vengerov , Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conductor Daniel Barenboim Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Chris de Souza.
Violin: Maxim Vengerov
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Unknown: Maxim Vengerov
Piano: Itamar Golan
Piano: Poulenc Le Bestiaire
Baritone: Stephen Roberts
Unknown: Maxim Vengerov
Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Proms Composer of the Week: Giuseppe Verdi

In each programme this week,
Humphrey Burton takes a different opera by Verdi and looks at it from the point of view of a different practitioner from the opera world. Today he talks to writer, actor and libretto translator
John Wells about Verdi's early opera Giovanna d'Arco and introduces excerpts from it starring Montserrat Caballe and Placido Domingo. Producer Adam Gatehouse
Repeated next Monday 11.30pm


Unknown: Humphrey Burton
Unknown: John Wells
Unknown: Placido Domingo.

: Proms Chamber Music 97

From the Victoria and Albert
Museum, London. Joan
Rodgers (soprano) and Roger Vignoles (piano) celebrate the beguiling art of song from the delicate and dramatic lieder of Schubert and Liszt to the witty French folk songs of Britten. Introduced by Susan Sharpe.
Schubert An Silvia; An den Mond;
Die Abgebluhte Lindes ; Die Manner Sind Mechant; Nacht und Traume;
Gretchen am Spinnrade
Liszt Die Loreley; Es Muss ein Wunderbares Sein ; S'll Est un
Charmant Gazon; Oh, Quand Je Dors Britten Le Roi S'en Va-T'en Chasse;
II Est Quelqu'un sur Terre; La Belle Est au Jardin d'Amour; Fileuse;
Quand J'Etais chez Mon Pere Producer Edward Blakeman


Piano: Roger Vignoles
Introduced By: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Abgebluhte Lindes
Unknown: Wunderbares Sein
Unknown: Quand Je Dors
Unknown: Britten Le Roi
Producer: Edward Blakeman

: Phantasy Quartet

Britten Phantasy Quartet
Douglas Boyd (oboe), Members of the Endellion Quartet Discs See also 4.30pm


Oboe: Douglas Boyd

: BBC Proms 97

Junior Prom: Wet Wet Wet!
From the Royal Albert Hall , London. Water rules our lives: we drink it, we wash in it, we sail on it. Tony Robinson explores the world of water in music with a programme full of surprises. New London Children's Choir, BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Ronald Corp


Unknown: Albert Hall
Unknown: Tony Robinson
Conductor: Ronald Corp

: And Even Wetter!

Radio 3 gives new reporter Cuthbert Cornelius his first assignment.
Cornelius reckons he has got his finger on the pulse, but does he have a head for water? In his chance to make a big splash, will he sink or swim?


Reporter: Cuthbert Cornelius

: Concert, part 2

: Frank Bridge

Songs and piano music by Britten's teacher and mentor.

: Music Machine

From the Lake District
Tommy Pearson begins a week from the Lake District in Cumbria. He remembers one of the area's most famous sons, poet William Wordsworth , and looks at how some of the ideas of Romanticism were taken up in music. Repeat WEB ADDRESS: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music_machine/


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: William Wordsworth

: In Tune

With Andrew Green , including Billy Mayerl Marigold Susan Tomes (piano)
5.45 Brahms Hungarian Dances Nos 3 and 10 LSO, conductor Neeme Jarvi
6.15 Ravel Sheherazade
Janet Baker (mezzo), Philharmonia, conductor John Barbirolli
6.50 Boyce Trio Sonata No 5 in D Parley of Instruments, director Peter Holman
Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Andrew Green
Unknown: Billy Mayerl Marigold
Piano: Susan Tomes
Conductor: John Barbirolli
Director: Peter Holman
Producer: Ray Abbott

: BBC Proms 97

Two massive works of this century make a uniquely powerful combination. Stravinsky constructs a monumental sound-sculpture in his retelling of an ancient Greek myth, and Bartok exploits all the virtuosic potential of the orchestra in one of his most famous works.
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
Stravinsky Oedipus Rex
Orphei Drangar


Unknown: Stravinsky Oedipus Rex
Unknown: Orphei Drangar
Oedipus: Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor)
Jocasta: Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo)
Creon: Alan Opie (baritone)
Messenger: Alan Opie (baritone)
Shepherd: Jon Runar Arason (tenor)
Tiresias: Ronnie Johansen (bass)

: Bela Bartok's Last Journey Home

In October 1940, Bartok left his native Hungary for the United States. That was the last time he saw his homeland: he died in New York five years later. In 1988, his remains were returned for an emotional reburial, and the journey was recorded in a diary by the composer's son. Reader David Suchet.


Reader: David Suchet.

: Lost in London

A further five-part series in which Andrew Green remembers London concert halls of the past.
1: The Rotunda at Ranelagh Gardens "So fashionable," said
Horace Walpole , "that you can't set your foot without treading on a Prince or Duke of Cumberland."
Producer Fiona Shelmerdine


Unknown: Horace Walpole
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine

: Francesco Landini

In the second of two programmes celebrating the music of the great 14th-century Florentine composer and poet Francesco Landini , who died 600 years ago, Red Byrd perform a selection of his ballatas and madrigals.


Unknown: Francesco Landini
Unknown: Red Byrd

: Iconoclassics

The seventh of 11 programmes inviting musicians to introduce their favourite pieces. Peter Nelson is joined by Professor Wilfrid Mellers to consider the 1960s and electronic music's journey into mainstream cultural life. With music by Alvin Lucier , Frank Zappa , John Lennon and Steve Reich.
Producer David McGuinness


Unknown: Peter Nelson
Unknown: Professor Wilfrid Mellers
Music By: Alvin Lucier
Music By: Frank Zappa
Music By: John Lennon
Music By: Steve Reich.
Producer: David McGuinness

: Proms Composer of the Week: Franz Schubert

With Misha Donat.
Liebe; Wehmut; Der Gondelfahrer; Four Polonaises, D599; Ruhe,
Schonstes Gluck der Erde' Variations on an Original Theme in A flat, D813 Repeated from last Monday


Unknown: Misha Donat.

: Jazz Notes

Celebrating 80 years of the RCA Victor jazz catalogue,
Digby Fairweather revisits its classic years. Producer Terry Carter


Unknown: Digby Fairweather
Producer: Terry Carter

: Through the Night

With David Cornet.
1.00 Great Pianists The eleventh of 12 programmes of piano-roll recordings. Tonight a selection of pieces performed by Emil von Sauer , Arthur de Greef ,
Arthur Friedheim and Alexander Siloti
1.50 French NO/Riccardo
Muti Faure Incidental music: Pelleas et
M&isande Schubert Symphony No 8 in B minor (Unfinished) Musorgsky, orch Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition
3.15 Northern Encounters The first of several concerts this week from a Toronto festival of music from
Scandinavia and Canada. The combined choirs of Danish National
Radio and Swedish Radio and the Elmer Iseler Singers from Toronto perform with their respective conductors. Brahms Fest- und
Gedenkspruche Veljo Tormls St John's Song Gorecki Miserere
4.05 Tema Quartet Halffter String Quartet Agusti Coma I Alabert
Cuatro Melosias Sefardies Conrado del Campo String Quartet No 5 (Caprichos Romanticos)
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: David Cornet.
Unknown: Emil von Sauer
Unknown: Arthur de Greef
Unknown: Arthur Friedheim
Unknown: Alexander Siloti
Unknown: Muti Faure

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