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: On Air

Tonight, Radio 3 broadcasts the final of Masterprize live from London's Barbican Centre. Petroc Trelawny looks at what will be the climax of an 18-month-long contest. Music includes Prokofiev's Piano Concerto
No 1 played by Yevgeni Kissin and the Berlin Philharmonic at 6.05,
Percy Grainger 's Mock Morris after the 7.00 news, and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra play Fete
Polonaise from Chabrler's Le Roi
Malgre Lui at 8.50.


Played By: Yevgeni Kissin
Unknown: Percy Grainger
Unknown: Malgre Lui

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Ravel Daphnis and Chloe: Suite No 2 Paris Orchestra, conductor Charles Munch
9.18 Uszt Piano Concerto No 2 in A
Krystian Zimerman, Boston SO, conductor Seiji Ozawa
9.40 Bach Cantata No 71: Gott 1st
Mein Konig Barbara Schlick
(soprano), Kai Wessel (alto), Guy de Mey (tenor), Klaus Mertens (bass), Amsterdam Baroque Choir and Orchestra, director Ton Koopman
9.59 Honegger Symphony No 2 Berlin PO, conductor Herbert von Karajan


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Ravel Daphnis
Conductor: Charles Munch
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Soprano: Kai Wessel
Tenor: Guy De Mey
Tenor: Klaus Mertens
Director: Ton Koopman
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

: Artist of the Week

Julian Lloyd Webber
Joan Bakewell talks to Julian Lloyd Webber about how he has brought many new listeners to the cello through a wide-ranging repertoire.


Unknown: Julian Lloyd Webber
Talks: Joan Bakewell

: Sound Stories

Musical Romances
Like Beethoven, Brahms never married. The love of his life was Clara
Schumann, the wife of another composer. But after
Robert Schumann 's death in 1854, their relationship inevitably took a new turn. Including excerpts from:
Clara Schumann Piano Trio in G minor
Dartington Trio
Brahms Variations on a Theme by Schumann
Andras Schiff , Georg Solti (piano duet)


Unknown: Robert Schumann
Unknown: Andras Schiff
Piano: Georg Solti

: Composers of the Week: the Scariattis

Domenico Scarlatti is best known for his hundreds of spectacular keyboard sonatas, but before he left Italy he spent time in the service of the Polish queen Maria Casimira in Rome. There, he wrote operas, cantatas, and church music for the Basilica Giulia.
Domenico Scarlatti Iste Confessor
Libby Crabtree (soprano), the Sixteen, conductor Harry Christophers
Alessandro Scarlatti Sonata in A minor Giovanni Antonini (recorder), II Giardino Armonico
Domenico Scarlatti Sonatas in C minor, Kkll5 and Kkll6
Andreas Staier (harpsichord)
Domenico Scarlatti Stabat Mater
Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, conductor Francis Grier Repeated next Tuesday 12 midnight


Unknown: Domenico Scarlatti
Soprano: Libby Crabtree
Conductor: Harry Christophers
Conductor: Alessandro Scarlatti Sonata
Unknown: Giovanni Antonini
Harpsichord: Andreas Staier
Conductor: Francis Grier

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

A Particular Friendship
The first concert in the French
Connections lunchtime concert series given last year in Bristol at
St George's, Brandon Hill. Ian Bostridge (tenor), Julius Drake (piano)
Poulenc Tel Jour, Telle Nuit
Britten Voici le Printemps; La Belle Est au Jardin damour, Quand J'Etais chez Mon Pere (Folk Song Arrangements, Volume 2); Winter Words Repeat


Unknown: Brandon Hill.
Tenor: Ian Bostridge
Piano: Julius Drake

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductors Janos Furst and Niklas Willen
, Marat Bisengaliev (violin) Gade Overture: Hamlet
Larsson Pastoral Suite
Beethoven Romance No 2 in F
Haydn Symphony No 85 in B flat (La Reine)
Ravel Tzigane
Schumann Symphony No 2 in C


Unknown: Niklas Willen
Violin: Marat Bisengaliev

: Voices

Verdi Songs
Repeated from yesterday 10pm

: Good Opera, Bad Opera

Another guest joins John Sessions to dissect operatic triumphs and disasters, contrasting examples of opera at its best and at its worst.


Unknown: John Sessions

: In Tune

With Sean Rafferty. His guest today is Andrew Shore , who takes a lead role in Puccini's It Trittico - of which the first professional London production for 30 years is opening at English National Opera this week. Plus music by Couperin, Brahms, and, just before 7.00, Bach's
Brandenburg Concerto No 5 in D.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty.
Unknown: Andrew Shore

: Performance on 3

From the Barbican Hall, London, the final of Masterprize, the international composing competition.
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Daniel Harding
Zhou Long Two Poems from Tang
Victoria Borlsova-Ollas Wings of the Wind
Daniele Gasparini Through the Looking Glass
Carl Vine Descent
8.35 Winners and Losers
William Mival investigates composing competitions of the past, including the prestigious Prix de Rome. He follows the fortunes of some of the winners and finds some eminent names among the losers.
8.55 Andrew March Marine - a travers les Arbres
Stephen Hartke The Ascent of the Equestrian in a Balloon
9.25 While They Decide
Backstage at the Barbican, under the chairmanship of Chris de Souza, a panel including actor Simon Callow , conductor Jane Glover and critic
Stephen Johnson try to predict the outcome of the competition and offer their own conclusions.
9.40 The jury's verdict, followed by the presentation of the awards.


Conductor: Daniel Harding
Conductor: Zhou Long
Unknown: Daniele Gasparini
Unknown: William Mival
Conductor: Simon Callow
Conductor: Jane Glover
Unknown: Stephen Johnson

: Postscript

At the Races
Five programmes this week in which 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 their trainers connect with prose and poetry.
In the second programme, they connect their own trackside experiences to the works of writers and poets who have been inspired by the variety and beauty of Britain's racecourses and by race-day excitement.
Reader Peter O'Sullevan.


Reader: Peter O'Sullevan.

: The Finishing Line

The first of four programmes this week continuing the theme of Postscript. Today, early wind music by Elgar, whose great love for horses also extended to the racetrack.
Next programme tomorrow 9.45pm

: Night Waves

Few cities have played such a decisive part in European history and mythology as Berlin. Richard Coles examines the many reinventions of Berlin and asks what lessons history holds for a city that looks set to become the capital of Europe. The legacy of a Cold War romance is at the heart of Ben Elton 's new play,
Blast from the Past. There is a report from tonight's world premiere at the West Yorkshire Playhouse. Producer Lore Windemuth


Unknown: Ben Elton

: Jazz Notes

The first of two excerpts from a concert by Chris Barber 's Jazz and Blues Band at Wakefield's Theatre
Royal and Opera House.
Chris Barber (trombone/baritone horn), Pat Halcox (trumpet/flugel),
John Crocker (clarinet/alto sax/tenor sax), Ian Wheeler (clarinet/alto sax/harmonica), John Slaughter
(guitar), Paul Sealey (banjo/guitar), Vic Pitt (double bass), Alan "Sticky" Wickett (drums)


Unknown: Chris Barber
Unknown: Chris Barber
Horn: Pat Halcox
Clarinet: John Crocker
Clarinet: Ian Wheeler
Guitar: John Slaughter
Guitar: Paul Sealey
Guitar: Vic Pitt

: Composer of the Week: James MacMillan

Three of the highlights of last autumn's South Bank festival of MacMillan's music. The composer talks to Brian Morton about these works which reflect his preoccupations with his faith and his nation.
After the Tryst Ruth Crouch (violin), the Composer (piano)
Raising Sparks Jean Rigby (soprano), Nash Ensemble , conductor
Martyn Brabbins
Meditation on lona Scottish CO, conductor Joseph Swensen Repeated from last Thursday


Unknown: Brian Morton
Violin: Ruth Crouch
Soprano: Jean Rigby
Conductor: Nash Ensemble
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Conductor: Joseph Swensen

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Schnlttke Piano Trio
Mark Lobovtsky (violin), David Geringas (cello), Irina Schnittke (piano)
Symphony No 8 French National
Orchestra, conductor Leif Segerstam
2.30 Uszt Années de Pèlerinage (Book 1) Matti Raekallio (piano)
3.45 Turina Piano Trio No 2, Op 76 Luiz Navidad (violin),
Susana Sefanovitch (cello), Austin Serrano (piano)
4.15 Debussy Jeux
Saar Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Hans Zender
5.00 Biber Sonata No 1 in C
(Sonatae Tarn Aris Quam Aulis
Servientes) Regensberg Cathedral Choir, Collegium Aureum
5.05 Haydn Symphony No 39 in G Rotterdam Philharmonic, conductor Thomas Sanderling


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Violin: Mark Lobovtsky
Violin: David Geringas
Cello: Irina Schnittke
Conductor: Leif Segerstam
Piano: Matti Raekallio
Cello: Susana Sefanovitch
Piano: Austin Serrano
Conductor: Hans Zender
Conductor: Thomas Sanderling

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