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: On Air

With Stephanie Hughes , including Handel Overture: Samson
Symphony of Harmony and Invention, conductor Harry Christophers
6.53 Butterworth The Banks of Green Willow
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, conductor Grant Llewellyn
7.03 Gounod 0 Nuit damour (Faust) Angela Gheorghiu (soprano), Roberto Alagna (tenor), Royal Opera House Orchestra, conductor Richard Armstrong
7.52 Marais Sonerie de Saint-
Genevieve du Mont
Fabio Biondi (violin), Jordi Savall (viola da gamba), Pierre Hantai
(harpsichord), Rolf Lislevand (theorbo)
8.05 Brahms Rhapsody in G minor, Op 79 No 2
Radu Lupu (piano)
8.47 Ravel La Valse
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Claudio Abbado


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Conductor: Harry Christophers
Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
Soprano: Angela Gheorghiu
Soprano: Roberto Alagna
Conductor: Richard Armstrong
Unknown: Genevieve du Mont
Violin: Fabio Biondi
Violin: Jordi Savall
Harpsichord: Pierre Hantai
Harpsichord: Rolf Lislevand
Unknown: Brahms Rhapsody
Piano: Radu Lupu
Conductor: Claudio Abbado

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Prokofiev Since We Met; Cinderella in the Palace (Waltz Suite)
Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
9.12 Mozart Violin Concerto No 5 in A, K219 (Turkish)
Busch Chamber Players, director Adolf Busch (violin)
9.39 Bach Suite No 1 in C, BWV1066 Vienna Concentus Musicus, director Nikolaus Harnoncourt
10.09 Audefroi le Batard Fine
Amours en Esperance
Catherine Bott (soprano)
10.13 Poulenc Suite Française
French NO, conductor Charles Dutoit


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Violin: Adolf Busch
Director: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Soprano: Catherine Bott
Conductor: Charles Dutoit

: Artist of the Week

Cecile Ousset
French pianist Cecile Ousset talks to Joan Bakewell about the major artistic influences on her life and performances.


Unknown: Cecile Ousset
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Sound Stories

Great Dancers
With Peggy Reynolds. Vaslav Nijinsky was born in the Russian city of Kiev. After graduating from the Imperial
Theatre School in St Petersburg, he became a leading dancer and joined Diaghilev's touring company, the Ballets Russes. His international reputation rested on his muscular physique and phenomenal leaps as well as on his revolutionary attitude to choreography - the premiere of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring provoked riots. But Nijinsky's dazzling and controversial career lasted just 12 years; over the following three decades his mental health deteriorated until his death in 1950.


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds.
Unknown: Vaslav Nijinsky

: Composer of the Week: Schumann

More excerpts from the marriage diaries of Robert and Clara
Schumann, read by actors Juliet Stevenson and James Fleet.
For Clara, marriage is a dream come true, but the reality has its problems. Robert's frenetic composing makes it impossible for her to practise the piano, and her career is put on hold. She does a little teaching; Robert proudly lists his compositions for the year; and the two of them face up to more outrageous demands from Clara's maverick father. On their wedding day, Robert gave Clara a collection of 26 new songs as a symbol of his fervent love. Songs from Myrthen are included in each of this week's programmes, performed by Lynne Dawson (soprano), Ian Partridge (tenor) and Julius Drake
(piano). Other music today includes: Blumenstuck, Op 19 Andras Schiff (piano)
Carnival Jest from Vienna, Op 26 Murray Perahia (piano)
Repeated next Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Juliet Stevenson
Soprano: Lynne Dawson
Soprano: Ian Partridge
Soprano: Julius Drake
Piano: Andras Schiff

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

BBC Proms Chamber Music 97
Another chance to hear eight lunchtime chamber music concerts given at the Victoria and Albert Museum during last summer's BBC Proms. In the third, the Henschel
Quartet contrast Britten's autumnal last quartet with Bartok's unique blend of bracing dissonance and lyricism. Introduced by Susan Sharpe. Britten String Quartet No 3 Bartok String Quartet No 5


Unknown: Albert Museum
Introduced By: Susan Sharpe.

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductors Gaetano Delogu and Niklas Willen , Ulf Hoelscher (violin) Rossini Overture: The Italian Girl in Algiers
Haydn Symphony No 85 in B flat (La Reine)
Prokofiev Violin Concerto No 2
Brahms Symphony No 4 in E minor


Conductors: Gaetano Delogu
Conductors: Niklas Willen
Violin: Ulf Hoelscher

: Voices

Repeated from yesterday 10pm

: 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. 2: The Players What exactly is required of an orchestral player, and how has the job changed over the years?


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

Countertenor Andreas Scholl is
Humphrey Carpenter 's guest today. Music includes works by Bach and Grieg, and Debussy's Petite Suite at just before 7.00.


Unknown: Andreas Scholl
Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter

: Performance on 3

The second of three concerts of American music, from the University Great Hall,
Exeter. Introduced by Sandy Burnett. Smith Quartet
Steve Mackay Great Crossing, Great Divide
Conlon Nancarrow String Quartet No 1 Gershwin Lullaby
Stephen Montague In Memoriam
8.20 A Quartet Called
Smith Sandy Burnett talks to the Smith
Quartet about their original approach to music-making, which includes collaborations with rock musicians, jazz artists and dance companies.
8.40 Scott Johnson Soliloquy
Barber Adagio (String Quartet, Op 11) Steve Reich Different Trains


Introduced By: Sandy Burnett.
Unknown: Conlon Nancarrow
Unknown: Stephen Montague
Talks: Smith Sandy Burnett
Unknown: Scott Johnson
Unknown: Steve Reich

: Postscript

Twist in the Tale
The world's favourite fairy tales unravelled.
2: Bluebeard. Marina Warner,
Robert Irwin and Adam Phillips examine the meaning of Bluebeard, the devil figure based on a French medieval serial killer who lures his wives into the bloody chamber. With music from Bartok's opera Bluebeard's Castle.


Unknown: Robert Irwin
Unknown: Adam Phillips

: Into the Labyrinth

Peter Maxwell Davies conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra and tenor
Neil Mackie in his own symphonic song cycle.


Unknown: Peter Maxwell Davies
Tenor: Neil MacKie

: Night Waves

Richard Coles reports from
Stockholm, the 1998 European cultural capital, and explores the meaning of being European to one of the community's newest members. This month's opening of the new
Museum of Modern Art, built on one of the city's 14 islands, promises to be one of the highlights of the year. Richard Coles talks to its British director. And will old rivalries between Sweden and Denmark be laid to rest with the building of a Baltic tunnel between them?
Producer Matthew Dodd


Unknown: Richard Coles
Talks: Richard Coles
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: Composer of the Week: Shostakovich

The Early Years
With Gerard McBurney. The Bedbug (excerpts)
USSR Ministry of Culture SO, conductor Gennadi Rozhdestvensky Songs to Japanese Texts (excerpts) llya Levinsky (tenor), Gothenburg SO, conductor Neeme Jarvi
Film music: Alone (excerpts)
German Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Mikhail Jurovsky The Nose
Soloists, Moscow Musical Theatre
Chamber Orchestra and Chorus, conductor Gennadi Rozhdestvensky Tahiti Trot Royal Concertgebouw
Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Chailly Repeated from last Tuesday


Unknown: Gerard McBurney.
Conductor: Mikhail Jurovsky
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather presents the first of three sessions featuring British reed man Alan Barnes. Tonight he is joined by pianist David Newton.


Unknown: Digby Fairweather
Unknown: Alan Barnes.
Pianist: David Newton.

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Concerto Kbln,
Gerald Hambitzer (harpsichord) Roman
Suite: Royal Wedding Music (excerpts) Naumann Harpsichord Concerto
Kraus Symphony in C minor Naumann Symphony for Large Orchestra
2.40 Beethoven Choral Fantasia in C minor Anton Kuerti (piano), Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and SO, conductor Andrew Davis
3.00 Schools
3.00 Playtime 3.15 Time to Move
3.35 Let's Make a Story 3.50 Drama Workshop 4.10 In the News 4.30
Hop, Skip and Jump 4.45 Anns a' Bhad
5.00 Bach Orchestral Suite No 1 in C, BWV1066 La Petite Bande/ Sigiswald Kuijken
5.20 Rachmaninov Cello Sonata in G minor, Op 19 Desmond Hoebig , Andrew Tunis (piano)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Harpsichord: Gerald Hambitzer
Piano: Anton Kuerti
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Unknown: Desmond Hoebig
Piano: Andrew Tunis

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