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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with music to start the day and regular news and views from the arts world, including a report on the closure of Jesus Christ Superstar. which has recouped only 15 per cent of its costs. Music today includes Eigar's Serenade for Strings at 6.05; pianist Vladimir Ashkenazy playing Rachmaninov's Prelude in G minor, Op 23 No 5, after the 7.00 news: and at 8.05 the Prelude from
Grieg's Holberg Suite. Producer Helen Garrison


Pianist: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Producer: Helen Garrison

: Masterworks

In the week of the 125th anniversary of Rachmaninov's birth, Peter Hobday features some of his piano music. Purcell Suite: Abdelazer
Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood
9.17 Saint-Saens Violin Concerto
No 1 in A
Tapiola Sinfonietta, director Jean-Jacques Kantorow (violin)
9.28 Musorgsky Farewell; Prayer; Death of Boris (Boris Godunov )
Fyodor Chaliapin (bass), Royal Opera House Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Vincenzo Belleza
9.41 Rachmaninov Preludes, Op 32 Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
10.22 Stravinsky Suite No 1
St Paul CO. conductor Hugh Wolff
Producer Tony Cheevers. The BBC Orchestras this week features Rachmaninov's piano concertos, Monday-Thursday 2pm


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Director: Christopher Hogwood
Violin: Jacques Kantorow
Unknown: Boris Godunov
Bass: Fyodor Chaliapin
Conductor: Vincenzo Belleza
Piano: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Conductor: Hugh Wolff
Producer: Tony Cheevers.

: Artist of the Week

Elly Ameling
Dutch soprano Elly Ameling is one of the world's greatest exponents of lieder. Today she talks to
Joan Bakewell about her early upbringing in Holland, her musical education and how she finally decided on a career in music while she was dusting shelves in a bookshop.
Featured music includes Schubert's
Seligkeit. Grieg's Solveig's Song from Peer Gynt, and excerpts from Bach's Cantata No 202 and Mahler's Symphony No 4. Producer Gwawr Owen


Unknown: Elly Ameling
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Gwawr Owen

: Sound Stories

With Richard Baker.
King Arthur. As well as being connected with the National Lottery. Arthur. Guinevere and Camelot stand as symbols of a golden age, where peace and prosperity were presided over by a court of chivalrous knights. But nothing lasts for ever. With excerpts from:
Bax Tintagel Ulster Orchestra, conductor Bryden Thomson Britten King Arthur BBC Philharmonic. conductor Richard Hickox
Chausson King Arthur New
Philharmonic, conductor Armin Jordan
Eigar King Arthur Bournemouth
Sinfonietta, conductor George Hurst


Unknown: Richard Baker.
Unknown: Arthur. Guinevere
Conductor: Bryden Thomson
Conductor: Britten King Arthur
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Conductor: George Hurst

: Composer of the Week:James MacMillan

Noted for his accessibility, his politics and his faith,
James MacMillan is among the most feted composers of his generation. He talks about his life, music and inspirations to Brian Morton during this week of programmes which includes most of the new music he has written in the last 18 months, much of it specially recorded. Sowetan Spring
Royal Scottish National Orchestra. conducted by the Composer
Ninian John Cushing (clarinet), Royal Scottish NO, conductor Paul Daniel
Producer Svend Brown
Repeated next Monday 12 midnight


Unknown: James MacMillan
Unknown: Brian Morton
Clarinet: Ninian John Cushing
Conductor: Paul Daniel
Producer: Svend Brown

: The Radio 3Lunchtime Concert

From St John's, Smith
Square. London.
Skampa Quartet
Mozart String Quartet in C. K157 Beethoven String Quartet in E flat, Op 127
Repeated Saturday 1pm

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
This week's programmes feature the Rachmaninov piano concertos.
Conductors Van Pascal Tortelier and Vassily Sinaisky , Howard Shelley and Peter Donohoe (piano soloists)
Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Shostakovich Symphony No 10
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 1 in F sharp minor


Unknown: Vassily Sinaisky
Unknown: Howard Shelley
Piano: Peter Donohoe

: Music Matters

With Ivan Hewett. This week, a staging of Britten's Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo, the life of singer Paul Robeson , and Crispian Steele-Perkins on the history of the trumpet. Repeated from yesterday 12.15pm


Unknown: Ivan Hewett.
Singer: Paul Robeson
Singer: Crispian Steele-Perkins

: Music Machine

Jazz Improvisation
During the week. Verity Sharp talks to a jazz musician about what is going on in their head while their fingers or voices are weaving their intricate patterns around the original tune - in this case, Billy Joel 's Just the Way You Are.
Today's guest is pianist Julian Joseph. Producer Steve Portnoi


Talks: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Billy Joel
Pianist: Julian Joseph.
Producer: Steve Portnoi

: In Tune

Continuing the jazz theme, Sean Rafferty meets pianist and singer
Diana Krall. A rising star of the jazz world, Krall performs with her trio live in the studio. The programme also explores Vietnamese music as part of London's first ever Vietnam
Festival of Culture, and features music by Wagner and Weber, with Faure's Dolly Suite leading up to 7.00. Producer Brian Jackson


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Singer: Diana Krall.
Producer: Brian Jackson

: Performance on 3

BBC Symphony Orchestra
"My subject is war, and the pity of war. The poetry is in the pity ..."
These unforgettable words by Wilfred Owen are inscribed at the head of the score to Britten's War Requiem. The BBC Symphony Orchestra received a ten-minute standing ovation from the audience at the Salzburg Festival for this performance of Britten's most moving work.
Eva Urbanova (soprano), Hans Peter Blochwitz (tenor). Thomas Hampson (baritone), BBC Symphony Chorus. St Florian Choristers. conductor Andrew Davis


Unknown: Wilfred Owen
Soprano: Hans Peter
Tenor: Thomas Hampson
Conductor: Andrew Davis

: Postscript

Writing between the Bar Lines The 20th century has seen an explosion in the number of writers who have used music in their work. from classical to rock 'n' roll and the blues. Over four programmes. Philip Dodd talks to leading novelists to find out why words and music have become so interwoven.
1: Dancing Words
From Tolstoy to Hanif Kureishi. the purity of music has obsessed writers who have endeavoured to capture its spirit in their writing. How do the different qualities of music inform writers' work?
Producer Emma Kingsley


Talks: Philip Dodd
Unknown: Hanif Kureishi.
Producer: Emma Kingsley

: The Beginning of the World

Interpretations of Sellinger's Round by Estampie. Glenn Gould, the Guildhall String Ensemble and others.

: Voices

Handel Voices, lain Burnside trawls through nearly 70 years of recordings in search of the Handel voices of generations past and present, looking particularly at changing styles. The voices range from Clara Butt to Anne Sofie von Otter , and from Joan Sutherland to Emma Kirkby. Producer Adam Gatehouse. Rptd tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Anne Sofie von Otter
Unknown: Joan Sutherland
Unknown: Emma Kirkby.
Producer: Adam Gatehouse.

: Mixing It

Mark Russell and Robert Sandall present the second part of their report from Sydney, Australia. Producer Philip Tagney
MUSIC DETAILS: see BBC1 Ceefax page 652


Unknown: Mark Russell
Unknown: Robert Sandall
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Composers of theWeek: Louis and FrancoisCouperin

With Paul Guinery , including selections from the 15th order of Frangois Couperin's Pieces de Clavecin, the trio sonata La Superbe and the Concert Royal No 1 in G. Louis is represented by a Suite in C.
Repeated from last Monday


Unknown: Paul Guinery

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather is joined by Brian Priestley to look back at Gil Evans 's first UK tour.
Producer Terry Carter


Unknown: Digby Fairweather
Unknown: Brian Priestley
Unknown: Gil Evans
Producer: Terry Carter

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Ralf Gothoni (piano) Sibelius Ten Pieces, Op 58: Five Pieces, Op 75; Five Pieces, Op 85 Rautavaara Music for Upright Piano
2.15 Stravinsky Pulcinella Ethna Robinson (mezzo), Mark Tucker (tenor). Peter Harvey (bass). Per
Musica CO. conductor Julian Reynolds
3.00 Poulenc Sept Chansons Jauna Musica. conductor Vaclovas Augustinas
3.30 Mendelssohn Organ Sonata in D. Op 65 No 6 Martti Miettinen
4.00 Ravel String Quartet New Helsinki Quartet
4.30 Gershwin Suite: Catfish Row
Hamilton PO, conductor Boris Brott
5.00 Corelli Trio Sonata in E minor,
Op 1 No 2 London Baroque
5.05 Schubert 16 German Dances and Two Ecossaises, D783
Ralf Gothoni (piano)
5.30 Mozart Exsultate Jubilate, K165
Netherlands Radio Orchestra. conductor Roelof van Driesten


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Piano: Ralf Gothoni
Tenor: Mark Tucker
Tenor: Peter Harvey
Conductor: Julian Reynolds
Conductor: Jauna Musica.
Conductor: Vaclovas Augustinas
Unknown: Martti Miettinen
Conductor: Boris Brott
Piano: Ralf Gothoni
Conductor: Roelof van Driesten

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