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: On Air

With Petroc Trelawny, including a report from Glasgow on Scottish
Ballet's 1998 spring season, which opens with Peter Darrell 's production of Tales of Hoffmann with music by John Lanchbery. Music includes
Massenet's Meditation from Thais at
6.05, countertenor Michael Chance singing Bach's Erbarme Dich from the St Matthew Passion at 7.05, and the Nash Ensemble performing Ravel's Introduction and Allegro at 8.00.


Unknown: Peter Darrell
Music By: John Lanchbery.

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Purcell Suite: The Double Dealer
Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood
9.15 Rachmaninov Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op 42
Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano)
9.34 Musorgsky The Song of the Flea Fyodor Chaliapin (bass), with orchestra conducted by Eugene Goossens
9.37 Janacek Suite for Strings Brno State Philharmonic, conductor Frantisek Jilek
9.58 Haydn Symphony No 83 in G minor (The Hen) Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/Sigiswald Kuijken


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Director: Christopher Hogwood
Bass: Fyodor Chaliapin
Conducted By: Eugene Goossens
Conductor: Frantisek Jilek

: Artist of the Week

Elly Ameling
Dutch soprano Elly Ameling talks to Joan Bakewell about the varied repertoire she has performed during her 40-year career and the ways in which she adapts her techniques for different composers. With music by Tosti, Duke Ellington, Gershwin and Schubert.


Unknown: Elly Ameling
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Sound Stories

Sagas Ossian. The legend of the Scottish bard Ossian is one of the greatest literary frauds that the world has ever known. Despite this, a craze for Ossian and all things Scottish engulfed the whole of Europe in the early 1800s and lasted for over a century. With excerpts from: Bantock Two Heroic Ballads
RPO. conductor Vernon Handley Massenet Werther
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, conductor Colin Davis
Brahms Part Songs, Op 17 Monteverdi Choir, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
Gade Echoes of Ossian
Danish National Radio Orchestra, conductor Dmitri Kitaienko


Unknown: Sagas Ossian.
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Conductor: Colin Davis
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Conductor: Gade Echoes
Conductor: Dmitri Kitaienko

: Composer of the Week:James MacMillan

Concluding the week of programmes in which Brian Morton talks to
James MacMillan about his life, music and inspirations, including most of the new music he has written in the last
18 months. MacMillan's epic Vigil symphony invited comparisons with Mahler when it was first performed last October. It is a work with spiritual origins - associated with Easter and the Resurrection.
Vigil BBC Scottish Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Osmo Vanska Repeated next Friday 12 midnight


Talks: Brian Morton
Unknown: James MacMillan

: The Radio 3Lunchtime Concert

Chamber Music from Manchester
Given last year at St David's Hall, Cardiff, and introduced by Nicola Heywood Thomas. Coull Quartet
Nicholas Maw String Quartet No 3
Haydn String Quartet in C, Op 76 No 3 (Emperor)


Introduced By: Nicola Heywood Thomas.

: The BBC Archive

The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
In the orchestra's 50th-birthday season, there are archive performances of music by Strauss, Sibelius and Stravinsky, conducted by Vernon Handley , Mark Elder and Pierre Boulez. With the voices of founder Ruth Railton and former players and conductors. Producer Peter Tanner


Conducted By: Vernon Handley
Conducted By: Mark Elder
Conducted By: Pierre Boulez.
Unknown: Ruth Railton
Producer: Peter Tanner

: Music Restored

A Secret Mass. Red Byrd perform a sequence for Corpus Christi as it might have been heard at a clandestine service in a wealthy
Catholic household during the reign of Elizabeth I. The music is taken from the 1605 Gradualia by England's most famous Catholic composer of the day, William Byrd. Producer Lindsay Kemp


Unknown: William Byrd.
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: Music Machine

Jazz Improvisation
Each day this week, Verity Sharp talks to jazz musicians about what is going on in their heads 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 organist Wayne Marshall , who explains to Verity Sharp how the instrument influences his thinking.


Talks: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Billy Joel
Organist: Wayne Marshall
Unknown: Verity Sharp

: In Tune

With Sean Rafferty. Nigel Kennedy plays Kreisler and Bryn Terfel sings Handel in today's programme.
And at 6.40 Lucia Popp is the soloist in the "Letter Scene" from
Tchalkovsky's operatic masterpiece Eugene Onegin.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty.
Unknown: Nigel Kennedy
Unknown: Lucia Popp
Unknown: Eugene Onegin.

: The Dartington Experience

For 50 years, the Dartington
International Summer School has invited all comers to participate in unfettered music making. Both a school and a festival, professional and amateur, and international and local, it embraces music in all its forms in a Utopian atmosphere of learning and experimentation within the idyllic surroundings of the estate in Dartington, Devon. Humphrey Carpenter presents an evening to mark the summer school's golden jubilee. With contributions from participants past and present, including the current artistic director Gavin Henderson , William Glock , composers John Woolrich and Thomas Ades , John Amis , Anthony Rooley and members of the Schubert Ensemble.
Schubert Ensemble of London
Brahms Piano Quartet No 3 in C minor, Op 60
John Woolrich Piano Quartet No 2 (Sestina)
8.25 Promenade
Gavin Henderson takes a stroll through the grounds and the great hall of the Dartington estate.
8.30 Dartington Rediscoveries
Excerpts from works by Hildegard of Bingen, John Eccles and Matthew Locke rediscovered through performances at Dartington.
9.05 A Living Culture
Words and music of students and tutors at the six-week summer school.
10.00 Hear and Now
Dartington Special
Verity Sharp presents a sequence of works by composers for whom the Dartington International Summer School has been an inspiration. Birtwistle Fields of Sorrow
(commissioned by the summer school)
Jane Manning (soprano), London
Sinfonietta, conductor David Atherton
John Woolrich Dartington Doubles Composers' Ensemble
Joby Talbot Luminescence BBC Philharmonic, conductor Peter Maxwell Davies
Joseph Hyde Vox Mecanix for electronic tape
Thomas Ades Under Hamelin Hill
The Composer, David Goode and Stephen Farr (chamber organ) Per Norgaard Spell Funen Trio
Producer Alan Hall


Director: Gavin Henderson
Director: William Glock
Unknown: John Woolrich
Unknown: Thomas Ades
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Anthony Rooley
Unknown: Gavin Henderson
Unknown: John Eccles
Unknown: Matthew Locke
Soprano: Jane Manning
Conductor: David Atherton
Conductor: John Woolrich Dartington
Conductor: Peter Maxwell Davies
Conductor: Joseph Hyde
Unknown: Thomas Ades
Unknown: Hamelin Hill
Unknown: David Goode
Unknown: Stephen Farr
Producer: Alan Hall

: Composers of theWeek: Louis and FrancoisCouperin

5: Shadows and Tombs
Paul Guinery looks at the darker side of the French golden age through a selection of tombeaux - musical tombs - and evocations of shadows.
Including Ombres Errantes and the 27th order from Francois's harpsichord pieces played by Christophe Rousset and his trio sonata La Sultane played by London Baroque. Louis Couperin 's Tombeau de M de Blancrocher is played by Blandine Vertet (harpsichord). Repeated from last Friday


Unknown: Paul Guinery
Unknown: Ombres Errantes
Played By: Christophe Rousset
Unknown: Louis Couperin
Played By: Blandine Vertet

: Preservation Hall

Repeated from Saturday 6pm

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Mischa Maisky (cello), Dominique Cornil (piano)
Beethoven Cello Sonata in A, Op 69 Schubert Arpeggione Sonata in A minor, D821 Shostakovich Cello Sonata, Op 40
2.30 Dohnanyi Variations on a Nursery Song Arthur Ozolins (piano), Toronto SO/Mario Bemardi
3.00 Motets, canzonas and cantatas by Andrea Gabriell, performed by the Swiss-Italian Radio and Television
Choir and the Theatrum
Instrumentanum/Stefano Innocenti
4.00 Tangos, played by Quantango
4.30 Saint-Saens Overture:
Andromaque Danish Radio Concert Orchestra/Roman Zeilinger Faure
Nocturne No 13 in B minor, Op 119 Stephane Lemerlin (piano)
5.00 Beethoven Leonora Overture
No 3 Slovenian Radio and Television
SO, conductor Anton Nanut
5.10 Martinu Clarinet Sonatina Jozet
Luptacik, Pavol Kovac (piano)
5.40 Gounod Petite Symphonie Ottawa Winds/Michael Goodwin


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Cello: Mischa Maisky
Piano: Dominique Cornil
Piano: Arthur Ozolins

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