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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with music to start the day and news and views from the arts world. Purcell's incidental music to the play Abdelazer is performed by the Parley of Instruments at 6.05, The Prelude to the third act of Wagner's Lohengrin is broadcast after the news at 8.00, and Peter Warlock 's Capriol Suite closes the programme. Producer Joanne Whitworth


Unknown: Peter Warlock
Producer: Joanne Whitworth

: Masterworks

Peter Hobday features Honegger symphonies and recordings by Charles Munch.
Chabrier Espana Vienna PO. conductor John Eliot Gardiner
9.06 Beethoven Variations on Mozart's "Ein Madchen Oder
Weibchen Op 66 Mischa Maisky (cello), Martha Argerich (piano)
9.16 Mozart Piano Concerto No 16 in D, K451 Alfred Brendel , ASMF, conductor Neville Marriner
9.40 Debussy La Damoiselle Elue Victoria de los Angeles (soprano). Carol Smith (contralto), Radcliffe Choral Society. Boston Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Charles Munch
10.00 Vladimir Horowitz Variations on a Theme from Bizet's "Carmen"
Arcadi Volodos (piano)
10.04 Honegger Symphony No 1
Toulouse Capitole Orchestra/Plasson Producer Tony Cheevers


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Charles Munch.
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Cello: Mischa Maisky
Cello: Martha Argerich
Unknown: Alfred Brendel
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Contralto: Carol Smith
Conductor: Charles Munch
Conductor: Vladimir Horowitz
Piano: Arcadi Volodos
Producer: Tony Cheevers

: Artist of the Week

Julian Lloyd Webber
With Joan Bakewell. Cellist Julian Lloyd Webber has peformed much of the mainstream repertoire, been responsible for more than 50 world premiere recordings, and has championed neglected British music. Producer Lyndon Jones


Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Subject: Julian Lloyd Webber
Producer: Lyndon Jones

: Sound Stories

Musical Romances
With Peggy Reynolds. Ludwig van Beethoven never married yet often declared his desire for a loving wife. After his death, among his papers was found the famous letter to the "Immortal Beloved". And much of Beethoven's music was inspired by the women in his life. With excerpts from: Piano Sonata in C sharp minor, Op
27 No 2 (Moonlight) Wilhelm Kempff An die Feme Geliebte
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone). Jorg Demus (piano)
Producer Piers Burton-Page


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds.
Unknown: Wilhelm Kempff
Piano: Jorg Demus
Producer: Piers Burton-Page

: Composers of the Week: the Scarlattis

Geoffrey Baskerville introduces music by father and son Alessandro (1660-1725) and Domenico
(1685-1757) Scarlatti. Sicilian
Alessandro settled in northern Italy and wrote 600 operas. His son sailed for Portugal and Spain and became famous throughout Europe for his virtuosic playing.
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in A flat,
Kkl27 Andreas Staier (harpsichord) Alessandro Scarlatti Gia il Sole dal
Gange (II Pompeo) Luciano Pavarotti (tenor), Alberto Mantovani (trumpet). Bologna Municipal Theatre Orchestra, conductor Richard Bonynge
Alessandro Scarlatti Infirmata , Vulnerata Gerard Lesne (alto), II Seminario Musicale
Domenico Scarlatti Sonatas: in F minor, Kk466; in D,
Kk96 Sergio and Odair Assad (guitars)
Domenico Scariatti Sinfonia No 1 in A (Giustino) Concerto Kdln
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in 8 minor, Kk87
Mikhail Pletnev (piano) Producer David McGuinness
Repeated next Monday 12 midnight


Introduces: Geoffrey Baskerville
Unknown: Domenico Scarlatti Sonata
Harpsichord: Andreas Staier
Harpsichord: Alessandro Scarlatti Gia
Tenor: Luciano Pavarotti
Tenor: Alberto Mantovani
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Conductor: Alessandro Scarlatti Infirmata
Conductor: Vulnerata Gerard Lesne
Unknown: Seminario Musicale
Unknown: Domenico Scarlatti
Unknown: Kk96 Sergio
Guitars: Odair Assad
Guitars: Domenico Scariatti
Piano: Mikhail Pletnev
Producer: David McGuinness

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

From St John's, Smith
Square, London.
Romanesca: Andrew Manze (violin), Nigel North (chitarrone), John Toll (harpsichord)
Phantasticus: a celebration of the 17th-century Italian avant-garde, with music by Giovanni Paolo Cima , Dario Castello , Alessandro Piccinini ,
Giovanni Viviani and Biagio Marini. Repeated Saturday 1pm


Violin: Andrew Manze
Violin: Nigel North
Music By: Giovanni Paolo Cima
Music By: Dario Castello
Music By: Alessandro Piccinini
Music By: Giovanni Viviani
Music By: Biagio Marini.

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Conductors Tadaaki Otaka and Andrew Davis. Reiko Watanabe (violin) Schumann Symphony No 1 in B flat (Spring)
Dvorak Violin Concerto in A minor
Sibelius Symphony No 2


Unknown: Andrew Davis.
Violin: Reiko Watanabe

: Sams at the Opera

Jeremy Sams presents a personal selection of operatic delights - familiar and unfamiliar, sublime and ridiculous. Each of the 15 programmes takes as its launching pad an idea from the previous Saturday's Opera on 3. 1: Men of the Cloth. Verdi's clergyman-hero Stiffelio sparks off a parade of priests in opera - pagan, Christian and non-Christian - with music from Mozart to Musorgsky via Rossini, Verdi and Gilbert and Sullivan. Producer David Gallagher


Unknown: Jeremy Sams
Producer: David Gallagher

: Good Opera, Bad Opera

John Sessions introduces a series about the triumphs and disasters of opera. Over the next two weeks, different guests from the operatic world choose examples of opera at its best and worst and explain how one works and the other fails.
Producer Gautam Rangarajan


Producer: Gautam Rangarajan

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty explores Easter and Easter music this week and talks to
John Tusa about Easter celebrations at the Barbican. With songs by Wolf, piano music by Chopin, and, at about 6.40, Mozart's Oboe Concerto. Producers Tim Thorne and Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: John Tusa
Producers: Tim Thorne
Producers: Nicki Paxman

: Performance on 3

BBC Symphony Orchestra
A concert given during the BBC
Symphony Orchestra's recent tour of the USA. Conductor Andrew Davis.
Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano)
Tumage Momentum
Ravel Piano Concerto in G
Debussy Prélude a I'Apres-Midi d'un Faune
Stravinsky Symphony in Three Movements


Conductor: Andrew Davis.
Piano: Jean-Yves Thibaudet

: Postscript

At the Races
Fortunes big and small were set to be won and lost at the Grand
National on Saturday. In five programmes this week,
David Benedictus joins experts from the horse-racing fraternity to explore how the strong passions aroused by the feats of legendary horses, their jockeys and trainers connect with prose and poetry. Peter O'Sullevan reads from works by Shakespeare, Yeats and Larkin, among others.
The first programme focuses on the beauty and majesty of the horse itself. Producer David Benedictus


Unknown: David Benedictus
Unknown: Peter O'Sullevan
Producer: David Benedictus

: Marais Ensemble

Maw Chamber Music Repeat

: Voices

Verdi Songs
In the second of two programmes of Verdi songs, lain Burnside introduces the remainder of the songs for male voice and a selection of those written especially for women. Brindisi (first version); II Poveretto;
La Seduzione; Chi i Bei di MAdduce
Ancora Dennis O'Neill (tenor), Ingrid Surgenor (piano)
Perduta Ho la Pace; Deh, Pietoso, Oh Addolorata; La Zingara Margaret Price (soprano), Geoffrey Parsons (piano)
La Preghiera del Poeta; II Brigidin; Pieta Signor Renata Scotto
(soprano), Ivan Davis (piano) L 'Abbandonnee; E la Vita
Nuccia Focile (soprano), Michael Pollack (piano)
L'Esule Dennis O'Neill (tenor), Ingrid Surgenor (piano) Producer Adam Gatehouse
Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Tenor: Ancora Dennis O'Neill
Piano: Ingrid Surgenor
Piano: Geoffrey Parsons
Soprano: Renata Scotto
Soprano: Ivan Davis
Soprano: Nuccia Focile
Piano: Michael Pollack
Tenor: Dennis O'Neill
Piano: Ingrid Surgenor

: Mixing It

With Mark Russell and Robert Sandall. Producer Philip Tagney
MUSIC DETAILS: see BBC1 Ceefax page 652


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

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather celebrates the programme's new time with a look back to a King Oliver studio date 75 years ago today, a review of Sheila Tracy 's new book Talking Swing - the British Big Bands, and a roundup of jazz news with Dave Gelly. Producer Terry Carter


Unknown: Digby Fairweather
Unknown: Sheila Tracy
Unknown: Dave Gelly.
Producer: Terry Carter

: Composer of the Week: James MacMillan

With Brian Morton .
Sowetan Spring; Ninian Repeated from last Monday


Unknown: Brian Morton

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Caldara Stabat Mater ; Missa Dolorosa Rene Jacobs directs an impressive line-up of soloists and the historic instrumental ensemble
Aira in two vocal works
2.20 Mozart Sinfonia Concertante in E flat, K364 Yuko Inoue (viola),
Netherlands CO/Olga Martinova (violin)
3.00 Hlndemlth Das Marienleben
Soile Isokoski (soprano), Marita Viitasalo (piano)
4.30 Krommer Clarinet Concerto in E flat Slavko Goricar. Slovenian PO, conductor Uros Lajovic
5.00 Zelenka Horserider Fanfares
Bratislava Chamber Harmony
5.10 Haydn String Quartet in B minor. Op 33 No 1 Tatrai Quartet


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Caldara Stabat Mater
Unknown: Missa Dolorosa Rene Jacobs
Viola: Yuko Inoue
Piano: Marita Viitasalo
Unknown: Slavko Goricar.
Conductor: Uros Lajovic

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