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: On Air

With Stephanie Hughes , including Debussy Suite Bergamasque Pascal Roge (piano)
6.51 Wagner Forest Murmurs (Siegfried) Metropolitan Opera
Orchestra, conductor James Levine
7.03 Handel To God Who Made the Radiant Sun The King's Consort, director Robert King
7.51 Johann Strauss (son) Waltz: Accelerations Vienna Philharmonic , conductor Carlos Kleiber
8.05 Shostakovich Romance (The
Gadfly) Emmanuelle Boisvert (violin), Detroit Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
8.46 Rossini Introduction, Theme and Variations Charles Neidich
(clarinet), Orpheus CO


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Conductor: James Levine
Director: Robert King
Director: Johann Strauss
Conductor: Vienna Philharmonic
Conductor: Carlos Kleiber
Violin: Emmanuelle Boisvert
Clarinet: Charles Neidich

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Prokofiev New Year's Eve Ball;
Happiness (Waltz Suite) Royal
Scottish NO, conductor Neeme Jarvi
9.10 Beethoven Violin Sonata in F,
Op 24 (Spring)
Adolf Busch , Rudolf Serkin (piano)
9.31 Handel Clori , Mia Bella Clori
Ann Murray (mezzo), Symphony of Harmony and Invention, conductor Harry Christophers
9.46 Bach Orchestral Suite No 3 in D,
BWV1068 Amsterdam Baroque
Orchestra, director Ton Koopman
10.07 Strauss Horn Concerto No 2
Ronald Janezic , Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Andre Previn


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Adolf Busch
Piano: Rudolf Serkin
Piano: Handel Clori
Piano: Mia Bella Clori
Piano: Ann Murray
Conductor: Harry Christophers
Director: Ton Koopman
Unknown: Ronald Janezic
Conductor: Andre Previn

: Artist of the Week

Cecile Ousset
Cecile Ousset talks to Joan Bakewell about how to be a great concert pianist.


Unknown: Cecile Ousset
Talks: Cecile Ousset
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Sound Stories

Great Dancers
With Peggy Reynolds. Rudolf Nureyev was born on the Trans-Siberian
Express as it rattled along close to the Mongolian border. He grew up in the severe regime of Stalin's Russia and moved swiftly through the ranks to become a leading soloist at the Kirov Ballet. Nureyev's sensational defection to the West in 1961 brought him into contact with dancers such as Margot Fonteyn and the choreographers
Frederick Ashton , Kenneth MacMillan and Martha Graham. He became probably the greatest dancer of his generation. Nureyev led a turbulent, exotic and ultimately tragic life, dying from an Aids-related illness in 1993.


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds.
Unknown: Rudolf Nureyev
Unknown: Margot Fonteyn
Unknown: Frederick Ashton
Unknown: Kenneth MacMillan
Unknown: Martha Graham.

: Composer of the Week: Schumann

Further excerpts from the Schumann marriage diaries, read by Juliet Stevenson and James Fleet.
Fuelled by his success, Robert embarks on another orchestral work.
Clara gives her first public performance as Mrs Schumann , and they attend some more of Mendelssohn's Bach-revival concerts.
Overture, Scherzo and Finale Dresden Staatskapelle, conductor Wolfgang Sawallisch
Novelletten, Op 21: Nos 1, 2 and 5 Claudio Arrau (piano)
Repeated next Thursday 11.30pm


Read By: Juliet Stevenson
Unknown: Mrs Schumann
Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch
Piano: Claudio Arrau

: Just Good Friends

Rodney Milnes presents the first of three programmes exploring same-sex relationships in opera. The Age of Innocence
In the wake of the Wilde scandal,
Mrs Patrick Campbell said that it did not matter what people did in bed as long as they did not do it in the street and frighten the horses.
Indeed, no one was frightened before the Wilde case, which redefined homoeroticism as homosexuality, or before Freud got his teeth into the subject - people simply had feelings about each other regardless of gender. Opera nevertheless explored the subject, and Rodney Milnes begins with some innocent and not-so-innocent relationships in 17th- and 18th-century operas, including music by Charpentier, Gluck and Mozart. Producer David Gallagher


Unknown: Rodney Milnes
Unknown: Mrs Patrick Campbell
Unknown: Rodney Milnes
Producer: David Gallagher

: The BBC Orchestras

Ulster Orchestra
Conductors Jun'ichi Hirokami and Kenneth Montgomery ,
Justin Lavender (tenor), Belfast Philharmonic Society Choir (male voices) Wolf Italian Serenade
Haydn Symphony No 88 in G Respighi Suite: The Birds Liszt A Faust Symphony


Unknown: Kenneth Montgomery
Tenor: Justin Lavender

: Ensemble

Penny Gore introduces a recital by Martin Roscoe (piano).
Schubert Two Scherzos, D593;
Sonata in G, D894
Producer Nigel Wilkinson


Introduces: Penny Gore
Piano: Martin Roscoe
Producer: Nigel Wilkinson

: Music Machine

LSO Week
Tommy Pearson continues his week with the London Symphony Orchestra. 3: The Management
It takes more than a band of musicians playing music to create an orchestral concert. Tommy Pearson looks at the jobs of orchestral manager and orchestral librarian.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

Humphrey Carpenter continues the week's dance theme by talking to Sir Anthony Dowell , director of the Royal Ballet, about the touring festival
Dance Bites. Plus music by Vivaldi and Wolf, and Haydn's Clock Symphony just before 7.00.


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Anthony Dowell

: Performance on 3

- From the Barbican Centre,
London, continuing the Shostakovich retrospective in which the composer's long-standing friend Mstislav Rostropovich conducts his major orchestral works. Mikhail Rudy (piano),
Roderick Franks (trumpet),
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Mstislav Rostropovich
Shostakovich Five Fragments, Op 42: Piano Concerto No 1
8.05 A Work Withdrawn
Gerard McBurney relates the bizarre circumstances surrounding the cancellation of Shostakovich's
Fourth Symphony, and the painful consequences.
8.25 Symphony No 4
Next programme Monday 7.30pm
* Brian Kay 's Concert of the Week: page 36


Unknown: Mstislav Rostropovich
Piano: Mikhail Rudy
Piano: Roderick Franks
Conductor: Mstislav Rostropovich
Unknown: Gerard McBurney
Unknown: Brian Kay

: Postscript

Twist in the Tale
The world's favourite fairy tales unravelled.
4: Cinderella
Marina Warner, Jack Zipes ,
Maureen Duffy and Diane Purkiss investigate Cinderella, whose virginal glass slipper emerges from the foot-binding practices of ninth-century China and a mistranslation of the French word vair. With music from
Prokofiev's ballet.


Unknown: Jack Zipes
Unknown: Maureen Duffy
Unknown: Diane Purkiss

: Music Restored

Continuing tonight's Russian theme, Andrew Manze introduces highlights of a concert given last year in Bath by the St Petersburg-based Baroque ensemble, Musica Petropolitana. The concert includes works by Vivaldi, Paisiello and the Russian composer Ivan Khandoshkin. Producer Lindsay Kemp Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Introduces: Andrew Manze
Unknown: Musica Petropolitana.
Unknown: Ivan Khandoshkin.
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: Night Waves

Tony Palmer reports from the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, once dismissed as the third-largest Soviet city and now exploring independence in a time of rapid change. But where does the new Kiev look for its inspiration, and how easily can the country re-establish an identity and culture? Night Waves asks what it means to be Ukrainian and a citizen of Kiev, tests the country's new relationship with Russia, and describes what remains of the character of this once vibrant spiritual and artistic powerhouse. Producer Anthony Denselow


Unknown: Tony Palmer
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Composer of the Week: Shostakovich

The Early Years
With Gerard McBurney.
The Counterplan (arr Stokowski); The Tale of the Priest and His Servant
Balda (excerpt); The Bolt (excerpt) Hamlet (excerpt); The Big Lightning (excerpt); Preludes, Op 34
(excerpts); Jazz Suite No 1 (Waltz) Repeated from last Thursday


Unknown: Gerard McBurney.

: Jazz Notes

With Digby Fairweather.
Tonight Alan Barnes is joined by David Newton (piano), Tim Wells (double bass) and Bryan Spring (drums).
For details see yesterday


Unknown: Digby Fairweather.
Unknown: Alan Barnes
Piano: David Newton
Piano: Tim Wells

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Radio France PO/Marek Janowski Schubert Symphony No 4 in C minor (Tragic)
Henze Erlkonig Fantasy
Schubert Incidental music:
Rosamunde 2.35 Haydn String Quartet in D minor, Op 76 No 2 Alcan Quartet
3.00 Schools
3.00 Music Workshop 3.20 Let's
Move! 3.40 Words Alive! 3.55 First
Steps in Drama 4.10 Listen and Write
4.30 Counting Time 4.40 Standard Grade History
5.00 Uthander Rondo , Op 8 Mikael Helasvuo (flute), Tuija Hakkila (fortepiano)
5.15 Brahms String Quartet No 1 in C minor, Op 51 No 1 Alcan Quartet


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Uthander Rondo
Flute: Tuija Hakkila

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