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: On Air

With Stephanie Hughes , including
Mozart Symphony No 33 in B minor, K319
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, conductor Ton Koopman
6.46 Poulenc Trio for Piano, Oboe and Bassoon Pascal Roge (piano), j Maurice Bourgue (oboe), Amaury | Wallez (bassoon)
7.03 Strauss Morgen , Op 27 No 4 Jessye Norman (soprano),
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, conductor Kurt Masur
7.52 Chopin Polonaise in A flat, Op 53
Maurizio Pollini (piano)
8.05 Smetana Overture: The
Bartered Bride
Chicago SO, conductor Fritz Reiner
8.48 Borodin Polovtsian Dances
Kirov Opera Chorus and Orchestra,
! conductor Valery Gergiev Editor Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Conductor: Ton Koopman
Oboe: Maurice Bourgue
Bassoon: Strauss Morgen
Soprano: Jessye Norman
Conductor: Kurt Masur
Conductor: Chopin Polonaise
Piano: Maurizio Pollini
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Editor: Andrew Lyle

: Masterworks

Peter Hobday features Bach sonatas, partitas and orchestral suites, and recordings by Adolf Busch. Rameau Suite: Anacreon
Capella Savaria, director Mary Terey-Smith
9.23 Bach Partita No 3 in E, BWV1006
Gidon Kremer (violin)
9.40 Tippett Piano Sonata No 1 Murray Perahia
10.00 Beethoven String Quartet in F, Op 18 No 1
Busch Quartet
Producer Tony Cheevers


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Adolf Busch.
Director: Mary Terey-Smith
Violin: Gidon Kremer
Producer: Tony Cheevers

: Artist of the Week

Cecile Ousset
The celebrated French pianist Cecile Ousset has been delighting audiences since the age of five, winning many of the world's foremost piano competitions and appearing with the world's great orchestras. She talks to Joan Bakewell about her career.
Producer Lyndon Jones


Pianist: Cecile Ousset
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Lyndon Jones

: Sound Stories

Great Dancers
With Peggy Reynolds. Anna Pavlova was the illegitimate daughter of a Russian washerwoman. As a special treat on her ninth birthday, she went to a performance of Tchaikovsky's ballet The Sleeping Beauty in St Petersburg, which inspired her to become one of the world's most famous ballet dancers. After her debut with Diaghilev's Ballet Russes in Paris, she went on to form her own touring company and was a self-confessed workaholic. The punishing workload took its toll, for she died at the age of 50, having danced herself into an early grave.
Editor Andrew Lyle
* See Roland White : page 123


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds.
Unknown: Anna Pavlova
Editor: Andrew Lyle
Unknown: Roland White

: Composer of the Week: Robert Schumann

In September 1840,
Robert Schumann married Clara Wieck , despite her father's bitter opposition. It was to be one of the most powerful and inspirational of all music partnerships. For the first few years, Robert and Clara exchanged a weekly diary, which gives a fascinating and vivid insight into their domestic and artistic lives. During this week, excerpts from the diaries are read by actors Juliet Stevenson and James Fleet , and there is a chance to hear some of the piano music, songs and other works inspired by their relationship. Today, the subtle strains and stresses of the first few weeks of marriage; a shared enthusiasm for Mozart and Shakespeare; and Clara plays Bach combined with Mendelssohn and Moscheles.
Arabeske in C. Op 18 Andras Schiff (piano)
Fantasiestucke, Op 12 Benjamin Frith (piano)
Zigeunerleben, Op 29 No 3 Hamburg Monteverdi Choir, conductor Jurgen Jurgens Producer Nigel Wilkinson
Repeated next Monday 11.30pm


Unknown: Robert Schumann
Unknown: Clara Wieck
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson
Unknown: James Fleet
Piano: Andras Schiff
Piano: Benjamin Frith
Conductor: Jurgen Jurgens
Producer: Nigel Wilkinson

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

From St John's, Smith
Square, London.
Olat Bar (baritone),
Camillo Radicke (piano)
Schumann Six Songs. Op 36 Brahms Nine Songs. Op 63
Schumann Three Poems. Op 30 Repeated Saturday 1pm


Piano: Camillo Radicke

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Conductor Van Pascal Tortelier ,
Howard Shelley (piano)
Glinka Overture: Ruslan and Ludmila
Haydn Symphony No 83 in G minor (La Poule)
Rachmanlnov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Shostakovich Symphony No 10


Conductor: van Pascal Tortelier
Piano: Howard Shelley
Unknown: Rachmanlnov Rhapsody

: Music Matters

Repeated from yesterday 12.15pm

: Music Machine

LSO Week
This week Tommy Pearson joins the London Symphony Orchestra, one of the world's great orchestras, to investigate the planning of a symphony concert.
1: The Conductor and Assistant
Producer Chris Wines. See also 7.30pm


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Producer: Chris Wines.

: In Tune

Humphrey Carpenter 's guest today is choreographer Michael Pink , whose latest ballet The Hunchback of Notre
Dame opens tonight at the Northern Ballet Theatre. Plus music by Brahms and Mozart, and Tchalkovsky's
Capriccio Italien just before 7.00. Producer Tim Thorne


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Michael Pink
Unknown: Capriccio Italien
Producer: Tim Thorne

: Performance on 3

Continuing the large-scale
Shostakovich retrospective in which the composer's long-standing friend Mstislav Rostropovich conducts his major orchestral works.
London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, conductor Mstislav Rostropovich
Shostakovich, compl Rozhdestvensky Suite: New Babylon Shostakovich Suite: The Age of Gold;
Symphony No 3
Given yesterday at the Barbican Hall,
London. Next concert Thursday 7.30pm


Unknown: Mstislav Rostropovich
Conductor: Mstislav Rostropovich

: Postscript

Twist in the Tale
We have known fairy tales all our lives, but there is much more to them than meets the ear. Each night this week, Twist in the Tale retells one of the world's most enduring fairy stories, revealing the psychological power of its symbols and characters.
1: Snow White
Author AS Byatt and film-maker Nick Willing relive the story of Snow
White, a victim of Oedipal jealousy, frozen in her glass coffin with a half-swallowed apple of experience stuck in her throat as she waits to wreak terrible vengeance on the wicked queen who must dance herself to death in red-hot shoes. Including
Winter from Glazunov's The Seasons. Producer Nicki Paxman


Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Music for Organ

Susan Lansdale plays Vieme's Symphony No 2 in E minor.


Unknown: Susan Lansdale

: Voices

lain Burnside introduces a recital of English lyric songs by Hubert Parry , who was born 150 years ago on 27 February 1848. A selection of his settings of Shakespeare, Keats, Byron, and poets who were the composer's contemporaries is performed by tenor Martyn Hill and pianist Andrew Ball. Producer Paul Hindmarsh
Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Songs By: Hubert Parry
Tenor: Martyn Hill
Pianist: Andrew Ball.
Producer: Paul Hindmarsh

: Mixing It

Mark Russell and Robert Sandall mix the musical styles. Producer Philip Tagney
MUSIC DETAILS: see BBC1 Ceefax page 652


Unknown: Mark Russell
Unknown: Robert Sandall
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Composer of the Week: Dmitri Shostakovich

The Early Years
With Gerard McBumey.
Scherzo No 2, Op 7; Aphorisms, Op 13; The New Babylon (excerpts);
Symphony No 2, The Dragonfly and the Ant, Op 4 No 1
Repeated from last Monday


Unknown: Gerard McBumey.

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather presents a studio set from John Slaughter 's blues band. Producer Terry Carter


Unknown: Digby Fairweather
Unknown: John Slaughter
Producer: Terry Carter

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Arensky Suites Nos 2, 3 and 4 James Anagnoson and Leslie Kinton (pianos)
2.00 Mozart Serenade in G, K525
(Eine Kleine Nachtmusik); Violin
Concerto No 5 in A, K219 (Turkish) RTE Concert Orchestra/Proinnsias 0 Duinn, Michael D'Arcy (violin)
3.00 Schools
3.00 Music Box 3.15 Something to Think About 3.30 Song Tree 3.45 Radio Showcase 3.50 Stories and Rhymes 4.00 Together Stories 4.15 Music for Dance 4.30 Hopscotch
4.45 Scottish Resources 7-9
5.00 Reznicek Overture: Donna Diana Nova Scotia SO/Georg Tintner
5.15 Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue William Tritt (piano), Hamilton PO/ Boris Brott
5.40 Stravinsky Dumbarton Oaks
James Anagnoson and Leslie Kinton (pianos)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: James Anagnoson
Pianos: Leslie Kinton
Unknown: Eine Kleine
Violin: Michael D'Arcy
Unknown: Diana Nova Scotia

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