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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny introduces news from the Oscars and music from the movies - Walton's Spitfire Prelude and Fugue at 7.45, and Hemnann's theme from Hitchcock's North by Northwest at 8.25. At 6.40, Bach's Orchestral Suite No 3 in D,
BWV1068, at 7.25, pianist
Sviatoslav Richter plays Chopin's Study in E, Op 10 No 3, and, following the news at 8.00, Andre Previn conducts the London
Symphony Orchestra in Dvorak's Slavonic Dance in B, Op 72 No 1.


Pianist: Sviatoslav Richter
Unknown: Andre Previn

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Honegger Pacific 231
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit
9.08 Schumann Adagio and Allegro in A flat, Op 70
9.17 Dukas Villanelle
Dennis Brain (horn), Gerald Moore (piano)
9.25 Brahms Tragic Overture Cleveland Orchestra, conductor George Szell
9.41 Rachmanlnov Morceaux de
Salon, Op 10
Howard Shelley (piano)
10.10 Rosetti Symphony in D London Mozart Players, conductor Matthias Bamert


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Unknown: Dukas Villanelle
Horn: Dennis Brain
Piano: Gerald Moore
Conductor: George Szell
Conductor: Rachmanlnov Morceaux
Piano: Howard Shelley
Conductor: Matthias Bamert

: Artist of the Week

Roger Norrlngton
Roger Norrington tells Joan Bakewell about some of his early work with Kent Opera and the London Classical Players and considers whether or not having a conductor is a good idea.


Unknown: Roger Norrlngton
Unknown: Roger Norrington
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Sound Stories

The Cult of Personality
With Donald Macleod. One charismatic figure made a unique contribution to 20th-century music, yet he was not a great composer, a performer, a critic or a scholar. As head of the famed Ballets Russes, impresario Sergei Diaghilev was a seminal figure, influencing composers such as Stravinsky and Falla and dancers such as Nijinsky and Massine.
Including excerpts from:
Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade Vienna PO, conductor Seiji Ozawa
Tchaikovsky Symphony No 2 in C minor (Little Russian)
Russian National Orchestra, conductor Mikhail Pletnev
Musorgsky Boris Godunov ' Soloists, Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Herbert von Karajan Stravinsky Petrushka
Suisse Romande Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Sergei Diaghilev
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev

: Composers of the Week: Louis and Francois Couperin

Paul Guinery continues his look at the musical dynasty that can be traced back to the 16th century and lived on into the late 19th.
2: Theatre and Dance
Characters from the commedia dell'arte and a tragic masquerade are the subjects behind
Francois Couperin 's L'Arlequine, La Pantomime and Les Folies
Francoises; while the lighter sound world of dance music is ever present in his Concerts Royaux and the harpsichord works of his uncle Louis. Performers include harpsichordists Christophe Rousset , Blandine Verlet and Davitt Moroney , and Trio Sonnerie.
Repeated next Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Paul Guinery
Unknown: Francois Couperin
Harpsichordists: Christophe Rousset
Harpsichordists: Blandine Verlet
Harpsichordists: Davitt Moroney
Harpsichordists: Trio Sonnerie.

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

BBC Proms Chamber Music 97
The seventh of eight lunchtime chamber music concerts given at the Victoria and Albert Museum during last summer's BBC Proms, introduced by Susan Sharpe. Emily Beynon (flute), Michael Gieler (viola),
Catherine Beynon (harp)
Jollvet Petite Suite; Incantation No 2 for Solo Flute
Bax Elegiac Trio
Debussy Syrinx for Solo Flute; Sonate en Trio Repeat


Unknown: Albert Museum
Introduced By: Susan Sharpe.
Viola: Michael Gieler
Harp: Catherine Beynon

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductors Jerzy Maksymiuk and Martyn Brabbins ,
Elizabeth Batiashvili (violin)
Thomas Wilson Towards the Light Haydn Symphony No 99 in E flat; Violin Concerto in C
Vaughan Williams Symphony No 5


Unknown: Martyn Brabbins
Violin: Elizabeth Batiashvili
Violin: Thomas Wilson

: 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.
Repeated from yesterday 10pm


Unknown: Michael Chance
Unknown: John Dowland
Unknown: Tan Dun.

: Music Machine

Young Musicians 98
Why do musicians enter music competitions? Is it possible to prepare yourself for the sort of pressures that are imposed? What does it mean if you fail to win? Verity Sharp talks to people who have been through the competition process.


Talks: Verity Sharp

: In Tune

Presented by Sean Rafferty.
Highly acclaimed novelist Barbara Trapido talks about her latest book The Travelling Hornplayer.
At 6.35, Schumann's Konzertstuck for Four Horns and Orchestra.


Presented By: Sean Rafferty.
Talks: Barbara Trapido

: Performance on 3

From the Adrian Boult Hall ,
Birmingham Conservatoire, introduced by Chris Wines. Barry Douglas (piano) Debussy Pour le Piano
Rachmanlnov Moments Musicaux, Op 16
8.15 The Cemetery by the Sea Ranjit Bolt introduces his new translations of poems by the French Symbolists Verlaine ,
Baudelaire, Rimbaud and Mallarme. Readers Peter Egan and Haydn Gwynne.
8.35 Musorgsky Pictures from an Exhibition
ADMISSION: free. no ticket required Doors open 7pm


Unknown: Adrian Boult Hall
Introduced By: Chris Wines.
Piano: Barry Douglas
Unknown: Symbolists Verlaine
Readers: Peter Egan
Readers: Haydn Gwynne.

: Postscript

After Virtue
In four programmes this week, ethicist Dr David Cook examines the impact of philosopher
Alasdair Macintyre 's ideas with the help of some of those profoundly influenced by him.
2: Barbarians at the Gate
With philosopher and educationalist Dr Marianne Talbot.


Unknown: Dr David Cook
Unknown: Alasdair MacIntyre
Unknown: Dr Marianne Talbot.

: BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Conductor Grant Llewellyn , Michael Collins (clarinet)
Michael Berkeley Clarinet Concerto Prokofiev Montagues and Capulets; Young Juliet; Friar Lawrence; Dance; Minuet; Masks; Death of Tybalt; Romeo at Juliet's Tomb (Romeo and Juliet)


Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
Clarinet: Michael Collins
Clarinet: Michael Berkeley

: Night Waves

Milan Kundera worked as a labourer and jazz musician before devoting his life to writing. Now he is regarded as one of the major world writers of the late 20th century. Richard Coles profiles Kundera and discusses his new novel Identity, in which questions of identity are explored through the story of an intimate relationship. And Bill Buford of The New Yorker gives his weekly comment on cultural issues across the Atlantic.
Producer Matthew Dodd


Unknown: Richard Coles
Unknown: Bill Buford
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: Composer of the Week: Liszt

David Huckvale follows Liszt's travels around Europe. In France, Liszt has a pianistic duel in Paris and supports the uprising of the oppressed silk weavers of Lyon.
Hexameron (excerpts, written jointly with other composers) Endre Hegedus (piano)
Grand Galop Chromatique Leslie Howard (piano)
De Profundis Philip Thomson (piano), Hungarian State Orchestra, conductor Kerry Stratton
Lyon (Album d'un Voyageur) Leslie Howard (piano)
Repeated from last Tuesday


Unknown: David Huckvale
Piano: Endre Hegedus
Unknown: Galop Chromatique
Piano: Leslie Howard
Piano: Philip Thomson
Conductor: Kerry Stratton
Piano: Leslie Howard

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather presents part one of a two-part concert performance by the Dave O'Higgins Quartet. Dave O'Higgins (tenor sax), Jim Watson (piano),
Jeremy Brown (double bass), Tristan Maillot (drums)


Unknown: Digby Fairweather
Unknown: Dave O'Higgins
Tenor: Dave O'Higgins
Piano: Jim Watson
Piano: Jeremy Brown
Bass: Tristan Maillot

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 The Bach Family Chamber music by JCF, JC and CPE Bach, including one of CPE's Sturm und Drang sonatas and JS Bach's'
Orchestral Suite No 4 in D, BWV1069
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 Prelude in A minor,
BWV922 Andreas Staier (harpsichord)
5.05 Wagner Overture: Tannhauser Irish NSO/Alexander Anissimov
5.20 Rachmanlnov Cello Sonata in G minor, Op 19 Desmond Hoebig , Andrew Tunis (piano)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Harpsichord: Andreas Staier
Unknown: Desmond Hoebig
Piano: Andrew Tunis

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