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: On Air

With Stephanie Hughes , including Charpentier Te Deum
Annick Massis (soprano), Magdalena Kozena (contralto), Eric Huchet
(countertenor), Patrick Henckens (tenor), Russell Smythe (baritone), Jean-Louis Bindi (bass), Chorus and Orchestra of Les Musiciens du
Louvre, director Marc Minkowski
6.50 Ravel Tzigane Isaac Stern (violin), Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Eugene Ormandy
7.03 Bellini La Sonnambula (Finale) Joan Sutherland (soprano),
NPO, conductor Richard Bonynge
7.55 Prokofiev Toccata, Op 11 Nikolai Demidenko (piano)
8.05 Bach Lobet den Herrn,
BWV230 Stockholm Bach Choir, Vienna Concentus Musicus, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt
8.45 Uszt Hungarian Fantasy Barry Douglas (piano),
LSO, conductor Jun'ichi Hirokami


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Unknown: Charpentier Te Deum
Soprano: Annick Massis
Soprano: Magdalena Kozena
Contralto: Eric Huchet
Tenor: Patrick Henckens
Tenor: Russell Smythe
Bass: Jean-Louis Bindi
Director: Marc Minkowski
Violin: Isaac Stern
Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
Soprano: Joan Sutherland
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Piano: Nikolai Demidenko
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Piano: Barry Douglas

: Masterworks

With Penny Gore.
Berlioz Roman Carnival Overture
Montreal Symphony Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit
9.09 Mozart Symphony No 17 in G, K129 Academy of Ancient Music, director Jaap Schroder
9.27 Faure Requiem Suzanne Danco (soprano), Gerard Souzay (baritone), Tour de Peilz Choral Union,
Suisse Romande Orchestra, conductor Ernest Ansermet
10.07 Stravinsky Song of the Nightingale Montreal SO, conductor Charles Dutoit


Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Director: Jaap Schroder
Soprano: Gerard Souzay
Conductor: Ernest Ansermet
Conductor: Stravinsky Song
Conductor: Charles Dutoit

: Artist of the Week

lleana Cotrubas
Soprano Ileana Cotrubas talks to Joan Bakewell about her career on the concert platform and her commitment to singing lieder and oratorios, including Wolf's Italian Songbook and Brahms's German Requiem.


Soprano: Ileana Cotrubas
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Sound Stories

Great Victorians
The great playwright George Bernard Shaw had a second career as Como di Bassetto, one of the most outspoken music critics of his day. His reviews were brilliant and included biting comments on contemporary art and society. He disliked the music of Brahms but was enthusiastic about Mozart and, especially, Wagner. But he took a poor performance as a personal insult and made many enemies.


Unknown: George Bernard

: Composers of the Week: MacDowell and Hanson

With Bill Lloyd.
4: Columbia and the Eastman School of Music. A look at MacDowell's and Hanson's other careers in American musical education.
Peter Dickinson Blue Rose
Variations The Composer (piano)
MacDowell Forest Spirits (Suite No 1) Eastman-Rochester Orchestra, conductor Howard Hanson
MacDowell With Sweet Lavender; From a Log Cabin (New England
Idylls, Op 62) James Barbagallo (piano)
Hanson Serenade for Flute, Harp and Strings Seattle Symphony Orchestra, conductor Gerard Schwarz
MacDowell Concert Study, Op 36 Alan Feinberg (piano)
MacDowell Witches' Dance, Op 17 No 2 Leopold Godowsky (piano)
MacDowell Wild Chase; March Wind
(Virtuoso Etudes, Op 46) Charles Fierro (piano)
Hanson Symphony No 4
Jena PO, conductor David Montgomery Repeated next Thursday 11.30pm


Unknown: Bill Lloyd.
Unknown: Peter Dickinson
Conductor: Howard Hanson
Piano: James Barbagallo
Piano: Hanson Serenade
Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
Piano: Alan Feinberg
Piano: Charles Fierro
Conductor: David Montgomery

: Just Good Friends

Concluding the series in which
Rodney Milnes looks at same-sex relationships in opera.
Breaking Cover. After the Oscar Wilde scandal, homosexuality became something definable, something that could be categorised - though some would say it was often categorised in narrow, physical terms rather than being understood in a wider emotional context. Either way, in the 20th century homosexual feeling became a subject to be treated openly, even in opera - sometimes seriously, sometimes in terms of camp stereotypes. Featuring music by Strauss, Britten, Janacek and Walton.


Unknown: Rodney Milnes

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Conductors Edward Downes and Daniel Harding , Raphael Oleg (violin) Rossini Overture: William Tell
Beethoven Violin Concerto in D
Schubert Symphony No 9 in C (Great)


Conductors: Edward Downes
Conductors: Daniel Harding
Violin: Raphael Oleg
Unknown: William Tell

: Ensemble

Repeated from yesterday 10pm

: Music Machine

Culture on a Budget
Jackson's Lane Community Centre in Highgate, London, has a diverse programme of events and is run largely by volunteers who keep those with limited incomes very much in mind. Tommy Pearson and Verity Sharp pay a visit.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Verity Sharp

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty 's guests include chef Jocelyn Dimbleby , who explores the links between food and music. And
Grupo Folia bring the sounds of Brazil into the studio. Music includes works by Mozart and Prokofiev, and, leading up to 7.00,
Vaughan Williams 's Serenade to Music.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Jocelyn Dimbleby
Unknown: Grupo Folia
Unknown: Vaughan Williams

: Masterprize Finalists

James Naughtie introduces the fourth of the six finalists in Masterprize, the international composers' competition. Carl Vine Descent
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Daniel Harding
Next programme Tuesday 7.15pm For voting details see Tuesday


Introduces: James Naughtie
Conductor: Daniel Harding

: Performance on 3 Boulez Celebrates Carter

From the Barbican Hall,
The first of two concerts in which
Pierre Boulez conducts the LSO in programmes including major works by Elliott Carter.
Maxim Vengerov (violin),
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Pierre Boulez
Ravel Valses Nobles et Sentimentales
Elliott Carter Three Occasions
8.10 Boulez on Carter
Pierre Boulez talks to Stephen Plaistow.
8.30 Stravinsky Violin Concerto Prokofiev Scythian Suite
The second concert is broadcast on Monday 23 March
* See Music: page 48


Unknown: Pierre Boulez
Unknown: Elliott Carter.
Violin: Maxim Vengerov
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Conductor: Ravel Valses Nobles
Unknown: Elliott Carter
Talks: Pierre Boulez

: Postscript

Shared Visions
With Brian Morton. Painter Jackson
Pollock was not aware of being an "abstract expressionist", a category invented by critic Clement Greenberg. Some would say, though, that
Greenberg actually tried to influence Pollock's work. In this fourth programme, Pollock biographer Deborah Solomon and art critic
Richard Cork conduct a close examination of this collaboration.


Unknown: Brian Morton.
Unknown: Clement Greenberg.
Unknown: Deborah Solomon
Unknown: Richard Cork

: Music Restored

Chris de Souza introduces the second of four concerts recorded last month at the Royal Academy of Music in London, in which Bach's
Musical Offering is put in context. This week, the Palladian Ensemble are joined by harpsichordist
Laurence Cummings in music reflecting Bach's skill as a contrapuntal gamester.
With canons from The Musical Offering and from the Goldberg Variations.


Introduces: Chris de Souza
Harpsichordist: Laurence Cummings

: Night Waves

Aubrey Beardsley 's life was short but intense, and 100 years after his death at 25, his erotic drawings and mythic role in the "naughty nineties" continue to fascinate.
Humphrey Carpenter discusses his career as Beardsley's fans celebrate the centenary. And what are the implications of globalisation?
Humphrey Carpenter talks to
John Gray , one of Britain's leading thinkers. Producer Matthew Dodd


Unknown: Aubrey Beardsley
Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: John Gray
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: Composer of the Week: Tippett

With William MivaL
Sonata for Four Homs; Piano Concerto Repeated from last Thursday


Unknown: William Mival

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather talks to Stan Tracey about his distinguished career.


Talks: Digby Fairweather
Unknown: Stan Tracey

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Bergen PO Haydn Symphony No 104 in D (London) Conductor Janos
Furst Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique Conductor Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos
2.30 Etienne Moulinie Airs with Lute
Tablature (Book 1, excerpts) Suzie le Blanc (soprano), Stephen Stubbs (lute)
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
Alphabet Time 4.40 Modern Studies
5.00 Rameau L 'Entretien des Muses
(Pieces de Clavecin)
Scott Ross (harpsichord)
5.05 Rameau, arr Humik Le Rappel des Oiseaux; Tambourin;
L 'Enharmonique; La Triomphante (Pieces de Clavecin) Prague Academia Wind Quintet
5.30 Berlioz Nuits d'Ete
Linda Maguire (mezzo), CBC
Vancouver Orchestra/Mario Bernardi


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Etienne Moulinie
Soprano: Stephen Stubbs
Harpsichord: Scott Ross
Unknown: Linda Maguire

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