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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny makes his debut as On Air's regular presenter this morning, with music to start the day and news from the arts world. Music includes
Vaughan Williams 's Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis at 6.00, and Mozart's Overture: Cosi Fan Tutte performed by the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, conductor Georg Solti , after the 7.00 news. At 8.05, Placido Domingo sings Rossini's Largo al
Factotum from The Barber of Seville, and, at 8.50, Simon Rattle conducts the Philharmonia in Jupiterfrom Hoist's suite The Planets.
Producer Joanne Whitworth


Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Unknown: Thomas Tallis
Conductor: Georg Solti
Unknown: Placido Domingo
Unknown: Simon Rattle
Producer: Joanne Whitworth

: Masterworks

Peter Hobday features Rachmaninov piano music and recordings by Dennis Brain.
Mozart Horn Concerto No 2 in E flat,
K41 Dennis Brain , Philharmonia, conductor Walter Susskind
9.14 Rachmaninov Cinq Morceaux de Fantaisie, Op 3
Dmitri Alexeev (piano)
9.35 Sibelius Tapiola Berlin Philharmonic , conductor Herbert von Karajan
9.56 Gabriell Maria Stabat ad
Gabrieli Consort , Timothy Roberts (organ), conductor Paul McCreesh
10.04 Schubert Symphony No 8 in B minor (Unfinished) Berlin Philharmonic , conductor Herbert von Karajan Producer Arthur Johnson Discs


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Dennis Brain.
Unknown: Dennis Brain
Conductor: Walter Susskind
Piano: Dmitri Alexeev
Conductor: Berlin Philharmonic
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Unknown: Gabrieli Consort
Unknown: Timothy Roberts
Conductor: Paul McCreesh
Conductor: Berlin Philharmonic
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Producer: Arthur Johnson

: Artist of the Week

Roger Norrington
British conductor Roger Norrington talks to Joan Bakewell about his background, why he decided on a career in music, and his pioneering work in the reinterpretation of music by composers from Schutz to Vaughan Williams. Producer Lyndon Jones


Unknown: Roger Norrington
Conductor: Roger Norrington
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Vaughan Williams.
Producer: Lyndon Jones

: Sound Stories

The Cult of Personality
With Donald Macleod. Genoa-born
Niccolo Paganini changed the world of the violin and violinists with his spectacular technical skills. Bestowed with a personality charismatic enough for audiences to whisper that he was in league with the Devil himself, Paganini toured endlessly and created a vogue for superstar concerts that has scarcely abated since. Including excerpts from: Paganlnl Caprice No 1
Salvatore Accardo (violin) Paganini Caprice No 24 David Garrett (violin)
Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Agustin Anievas (piano), New Philharmonia, conductor Moshe Atzmon
Berlioz Harold in Italy Gerard Causse (viola),
Toulouse Capitole Orchestra, conductor Michel Plasson
Paganini Violin Concerto No 2 in B minor Salvatore Accardo , London Philharmonic, conductor Charles Dutoit
Producer Fiona Shelmerdine


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Niccolo Paganini
Violin: Salvatore Accardo
Violin: David Garrett
Piano: Agustin Anievas
Conductor: Moshe Atzmon
Conductor: Berlioz Harold
Viola: Gerard Causse
Conductor: Michel Plasson
Unknown: Salvatore Accardo
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine

: Composers of the Week: Louis and Francois Couperin

Uncle and nephew, Louis (cl626-61) and François (1668-1733) Couperin were the two most famous members of a musical dynasty that can be traced back to the 16th century and lived on into the late 19th.
1: Portraits and Places. Paul Guinery looks at their world, focusing on the chamber music and harpsichord pieces of Frangois Couperin - works which include musical portraits of the composer's family and friends and the Versailles courtiers. The programme includes selections from the 15th order of his Pièces de Clavecin played by Christophe Rousset , the trio sonata La Superbe played by Capriccio Stravagante , and the Concert Royal No 1 in G played by the Smithsonian Chamber Players. Louis is represented by a Suite in C played by Blandine Verlet (harpsichord). Producer Kate Bolton
Repeated next Monday 11.30pm


Unknown: Paul Guinery
Played By: Christophe Rousset
Played By: Capriccio Stravagante
Harpsichord: Blandine Verlet
Producer: Kate Bolton

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

From St John's, Smith Square, London.
Louis Lortie (piano)
Beethoven Piano Sonatas: in C minor, Op 10 No 1; in C, Op 2 No 3 Repeated Saturday lpm


Piano: Louis Lortie

: The BBC Orchestras

Ulster Orchestra
Conductors Jacek Kaspszyk , Jun'ichi Hirokami and Vernon Handley , Leon McCawley (piano)
Herbert Hero and Leander
Barber Piano Concerto
Respighi Suite: The Birds
Vaughan Williams Symphony No 4


Conductors: Jacek Kaspszyk
Unknown: Vernon Handley
Piano: Leon McCawley
Piano: Herbert Hero

: Music Matters

Repeated from yesterday 12.15pm

: Music Machine

Young Musicians 98
In the week of the finals of Young
Musicians 98. Tommy Pearson looks at the history of music competitions around the world.
Producer Chris Wines


Musicians: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

With Sean Rafferty. Tonight, film director Martin Scorsese and composer Philip Glass talk about their collaboration on the new film about the Dalai Lama , Kundun, which may well be a contender in next year's Oscars ceremony. The programme also features recordings by Yo-Yo Ma and Leif Ove Andsnes, and, at 6.30, Maria Ewing singing Ravel's Sheherazade.
Producers Paul Frankl and Helen Garrison


Unknown: Sean Rafferty.
Director: Martin Scorsese
Unknown: Philip Glass
Unknown: Dalai Lama
Unknown: Yo-Yo Ma
Unknown: Leif Ove
Unknown: Maria Ewing
Producers: Paul Frankl
Producers: Helen Garrison

: Performance on 3

Boulez Celebrates Carter
The second of two concerts in which
Pierre Boulez conducts the London
Symphony Orchestra in programmes including major works by Elliott Carter. Emanuel Ax (piano),
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Pierre Boulez
Bartok Four Pieces, Op 12 Schoenberg Piano Concerto
Carter A Symphony of Three Orchestras Debussy La Mer


Unknown: Pierre Boulez
Unknown: Elliott Carter.
Piano: Emanuel Ax
Conductor: Pierre Boulez

: Postscript

After Virtue
Moral philosopher
Alasdair Maclntyre 's critique of our culture has changed the way morality is discussed in many contexts. In four programmes, philosopher and ethicist Dr David Cook examines the impact of Maclntyre's ideas with the help of some of those influenced by him, and looks for signs of hope. 1: Nietzsche versus Aristotle
With Chief Rabbi Dr Jonathan Sacks.
Producer Michael Roberts


Unknown: Alasdair MacLntyre
Unknown: Dr David Cook
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks.
Producer: Michael Roberts

: Mozart's Nottumo in D

Mozart Nottumo in D, K286
Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner


Unknown: Mozart Nottumo
Unknown: St Martin
Conductor: Neville Marriner

: Voices

Spotlight on Michael Chance. English countertenor Michael Chance talks to lain Burnside about his career and his approach to the music he sings. The programme includes excerpts from his own favourite recordings, from John Dowland to Tan Dun.
Producer Adam Gatehouse
Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Michael Chance.
Unknown: John Dowland
Unknown: Tan Dun.
Producer: Adam Gatehouse

: Mixing It

The first of two special reports on the new music scene in Sydney, Australia. Mark Russell and Robert Sandall discover a diverse range of musical styles, from free improvisation to underground techno and from
Aborigine dream songs to electronic music inspired by the outback. Producer Philip Tagney


Unknown: Robert Sandall
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Composer of the Week: Franz Liszt

With David Huckvale.
La Chapelle de Guillaume Tell (Annees de Pelerinage); Three Songs from "Wilhelm Tell"; Vallée d'Obermann (Annees de Pelerinage); Uber Allen
Gipfeln 1st Ruh; Au Lac de Wallenstadt; Au Bord d'une Source; Les Cloches de Geneve (Annees de Pelerinage) Repeated from last Monday


Unknown: David Huckvale.
Unknown: Uber Allen

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather introduces a set from Andrea Vicari 's quartet: Andrea Vicari (piano), Mornington Lockett (tenor sax), Dorian Lockett (double bass) and Tristan Maillot (drums). Producer Terry Carter


Introduces: Digby Fairweather
Unknown: Andrea Vicari
Piano: Andrea Vicari
Piano: Mornington Lockett
Unknown: Dorian Lockett
Producer: Terry Carter

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Mannheim Quartet Turlna La
Oracion del Torero Ramon Gorigoltla String Quartet No 2 Arriaga String Quartet No 1 in D minor
2.10 Roussel The Spider's Feast
(excerpts) Amsterdam Philharmonic , conductor Anton Kersjes
2.30 Gorecki Miserere , Op 44 Danish National Radio Choir, conductor Jesper Grove Jorgensen
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
5.00 Willem de Fesch Concerto No
4 in D Musica ad Rhenum
5.05 Turlna Guitar Sonata, Op 61 Tomaz Rajteric
5.30 Milhaud Suite Française Edmonton Wind Ensemble


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Amsterdam Philharmonic
Conductor: Anton Kersjes
Conductor: Gorecki Miserere
Conductor: Jesper Grove Jorgensen

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