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: On Air

On the 25th anniversary of Noël Coward's death, Petroc Trelawny includes hit songs from the shows, including at 8.20 Nina from
Argentina. His music selection also includes Musorgsky's A Night on the Bare Mountain is performed by the London Philharmonic (conductor Klaus Tennstedt ) at 6.00, and Canteloube's Bailero from the Songs of the Auvergne follows the 7.00 news, sung by Frederica von Stade (mezzo), with the Royal Philharmonic. There is ballet music at 7.15 from Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker, and, following the news at 8.00, Zubin Mehta conducts the Los Angeles PO in Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man.


Conductor: Klaus Tennstedt
Sung By: Frederica von Stade
Unknown: Zubin Mehta

: Masterworks

Peter Hobday features more Rachmaninov piano music.
Haydn Overture: L'lnfidelta Delusa Haydn Sinfonietta of Vienna, conductor Manfred Huss
9.10 Beethoven Horn Sonata in F,
Op 17 Dennis Brain ,
Denis Matthews (piano)
9.26 Schubert Ballet music:
Rosamunde Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Gunter Wand
9.41 Rachmaninov Preludes, Op 23 Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
10.17 Grieg In Autumn
Gothenburg SO, conductor Neeme Jarvi


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Haydn Sinfonietta
Conductor: Manfred Huss
Unknown: Dennis Brain
Piano: Denis Matthews
Conductor: Gunter Wand
Piano: Vladimir Ashkenazy

: Artist of the Week

Roger Norrington
Roger Norrington began his career by re-evaluating the works of composers such as Heinrich Schtitz. Since then, his zeal for the examination of performance styles has led him to more recent areas of the repertoire. Joan Bakewell talks to him about his attempts to understand what composers like Beethoven and Berlioz were trying to convey in their music.


Unknown: Roger Norrington
Unknown: Roger Norrington
Unknown: Heinrich Schtitz.
Talks: Joan Bakewell

: Sound Stories

The Cult of Personality
With Donald Macleod. Polish pianist Ignace Jan Paderewski was one of the most sensational pianists of his age, provoking extreme responses. His performances of Chopin and Liszt - and of his own music - made him an international celebrity, and eventually he became Poland's prime minister. Music includes:
Paderewski Piano Concerto
Piers Lane, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Pianist: Ignace Jan Paderewski
Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk

: Composers of the Week: Louis and Frangois Couperin

4: Shades of Darkness
Ever since the early Renaissance, composers have been drawn to the Lamentations of Jeremiah - the Old
Testament verses mourning the destruction of Jerusalem. Paul Guinery introduces Frangois Couperin 's celebrated setting of these words - his three Lecons de Tenebres - performed by Gerard Lesne and Steve Dugardin (high tenors) and II
Seminario Musicale. The lessons are interspersed with plainchant sung by baritone Josep Cabre.
Repeated next Thursday 11.30pm


Introduces: . Paul Guinery
Unknown: Frangois Couperin
Unknown: Gerard Lesne
Unknown: Steve Dugardin
Baritone: Josep Cabre.

: Exits and Entrances

Three programmes in which Gordon Stewart follows the comings and goings of opera characters as singers move on and off the stage. 2: Exit, Stage Left
Verdi's Falstaff and Mozart's
Cherubino go out through the windows, while Offenbach's Greek gods go to hell, passing
Monteverdi's Apollo on the way up with his son Orfeo. Puccini, Sullivan and Strauss are among the other composers getting the creatures of their imagination to walk into the wings to make a dramatic point.


Unknown: Gordon Stewart

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Concert Orchestra
Conductors Peter Maxwell Davies and Vernon Handley ,
Ileana Ruhemann (flute) Bizet Symphony in C
Maxwell Davies Strathclyde Concerto No 6
Debussy Printemps
Vaughan Williams Symphony No 6


Unknown: Vernon Handley
Flute: Ileana Ruhemann

: Ensemble

Penny Gore introduces a performance by the Takacs Quartet. Haydn String Quartet in C, Op 33 No 3 (Bird)
Michael Berkeley Torque and Velocity (first broadcast) Producer Jeremy Hayes


Introduces: Penny Gore
Producer: Jeremy Hayes

: Music Machine

Young Musicians 98
How do you judge a music competition? Verity Sharp and an experienced judge review one of the past entrants of the Young
Musicians competition to see what qualities the judges look for.


Unknown: Verity Sharp

: In Tune

With Sean Rafferty. Bach, Miles Davis, Haydn and Sibelius all feature in today's programme, along with an alto sax virtuoso who happens to be a walking, talking, Shakespearequoting bear. Plus, at 6.35, a classic recording of Liszt's First Piano
Concerto with Sviatoslav Richter.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty.
Unknown: Sviatoslav Richter.

: Performance on 3

Given earlier this month at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, this concert features Pierre Boulez directing the Ensemble Intercontemporain and the BBC Singers.
Webem Entflieht auf leichten Kahnen Birtwistle
Webem Concerto for Nine Instruments;
Five Pieces
Boulez Cummings 1st der Dichter Stravinsky Four Russian Peasant Songs
Bartok Three Village Scenes


Unknown: Pierre Boulez
Unknown: Kahnen Birtwistle
Unknown: Boulez Cummings
Unknown: Dichter Stravinsky

: Postscript

After Virtue
In four programmes this week,
Dr David Cook examines the impact of philosopher Alasdair Macintyre 's ideas with the help of some of those profoundly influenced by him.
3: Telling Tales. With novelist and journalist Cristina Odone.


Unknown: Dr David Cook
Unknown: Alasdair MacIntyre
Unknown: Cristina Odone.

: Miniatures to Study

Ravel Menuet sur le Nom de Haydn; Menuet Antique; A la Manière de
Borodine; A la Manière de Chabrier;
Serenade Grotesque; Prelude
Ravel, arr Chariot Ma Mere I'Oye Zoe Mather (piano)

: Music Restored

Chris de Souza concludes the concert series given last month at the Royal Academy of Music in London, in which Bach's The Musical
Offering is put in context. Trio
Sonnerie conclude with The Musical
Offering's great fugal climax and perform music from Frederick's court. Janitsch Sonata da Camera in C minor, Op 1 No 1
Frederick the Great Flute Sonata in E minor
CPE Bach Trio Sonata in D for Flute, Violin and Continuo
JS Bach Six-Part Ricercar (Musical Offering)
Repeated tomorrow 4pm

: Night Waves

Patrick Wright talks to
Sebastian Barry , one of Ireland's most talented writers. His new play, Our Lady of Sligo, stars Sinead Cusack and is currently in rehearsal at the National. It draws on Barry's own family history in its story of a certain class in Ireland who expected more from independence and self-rule. Producer Anthony Denselow


Talks: Patrick Wright
Unknown: Sebastian Barry
Unknown: Sinead Cusack
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Composer of the Week: Liszt

David Huckvale follows Liszt's travels around Europe.
Benedetto sia 7 Giorno (Petrarch Sonnet No 2)
Margaret Price (soprano), Cyprien Katsaris (piano) Tasso Prague RSO, conductor Stanislav Macura
Missa Choralis (Kyrie)
St John's College Cambridge Choir, conductor George Guest
Jeux d'Eau a la Villa d'Este (Annees de Pelerinage) Jorge Bolet (piano) La Lugubre Gondola I RW, Venezia Leslie Howard (piano)
Repeated from last Thursday


Unknown: David Huckvale
Piano: Cyprien Katsaris
Conductor: Stanislav MacUra
Conductor: George Guest
Piano: Jorge Bolet
Piano: Leslie Howard

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather presents a set from John Mayer 's indo-Jazz Fusions.


Unknown: Digby Fairweather
Unknown: John Mayer

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Delius La Calinda (Koanga);
The Walk to the Paradise Garden (A Village Romeo and Juliet); Fennimore and Gerda (Intermezzo); Violin
Concerto Philippe Djokic (violin),
Nova Scotia Symphony Orchestra, conductor Georg Tintner
2.00 Mozart Trio in E flat, K496 (Kegelstatt)
Romain Guyot (clarinet), Roberto Diaz (viola), Susan Tomes (piano)
2.25 Britten String Quartet No 3 Chilingirian 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 Modern Studies
5.00 Widor, arr Torch Organ
Symphony No 5 in F minor (Toccata) BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Barry Wordsworth
5.20 Delius On Hearing the First
Cuckoo in Spring; Summer Night on the River Nova Scotia Symphony Orchestra, conductor Georg Tintner


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Violin: Philippe Djokic
Conductor: Georg Tintner
Clarinet: Romain Guyot
Clarinet: Roberto Diaz
Viola: Susan Tomes
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Conductor: Georg Tintner

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