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: On Air

Music and arts news, with Petroc
Trelawny. Music includes at 6.05,
Ravel's Gaspard de la Nuit played by pianist Ivo Pogorelich , Delius's The March of Spring from North Country Sketches played by the Royal
Philharmonic Orchestra after the 7.00 news, and at 8.25
Sir David Willcocks conducts the Bach Choir and the Thames Chamber Orchestra in Kommt, Ihr Tochter , the opening chorus of Bach's St Matthew Passion.


Pianist: Ivo Pogorelich
Unknown: Sir David Willcocks
Unknown: Bach Choir
Unknown: Ihr Tochter

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Chabrier Overture: Gwendoline
Vienna Philharminic Orchestra, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
9.09 Schumann Scenes from
Childhood, Op 15 Radu Lupu (piano)
9.27 Mendelssohn Variations
Concertantes Lynn Harrell (cello), Bruno Canino (piano)
9.37 Poulenc Piano Concerto
Cristina Ortiz ,
City of Birmingham Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Louis Fremaux
9.57 Chabrier Les Cigales ; Chanson pourjeanne
Gerard Souzay (baritone), Dalton Baldwin (piano)
10.04 Honegger Symphony No 5 (Di Tre Re)
French National Orchestra, conductor Charles Munch


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Piano: Radu Lupu
Cello: Lynn Harrell
Piano: Bruno Canino
Unknown: Cristina Ortiz
Conductor: Louis Fremaux
Conductor: Chabrier Les Cigales
Baritone: Gerard Souzay
Piano: Dalton Baldwin
Conductor: Charles Munch

: Artist of the Week: Julian Lloyd Webber

Joan Bakewell talks to Julian Lloyd Webber about the highlights of his career and the challenges that lie ahead of him.


Subject: Julian Lloyd Webber
Interviewer: Joan Bakewell

: Sound Stories

Musical Romances
The marriage of Edward Elgar and Caroline Alice Roberts seemed inauspicious to many people. She was the daughter of a military man, he was a jobbing musician, a Catholic and nine years her junior. But Alice became Elgar's bedrock. He set her poems and when she died, his inspiration ceased. Elgar Sea Pictures
Janet Baker (mezzo), Halle Orchestra , conductor John Barbirolli
Piano Quintet in A minor Nash Ensemble


Unknown: Edward Elgar
Unknown: Caroline Alice Roberts
Unknown: Janet Baker
Conductor: Halle Orchestra
Conductor: John Barbirolli

: Composers of the Week: the Scarlattis

When James II was ousted by William of Orange in 1688, he spent some of his exile with his Catholic sympathisers in Italy. His return and attempt to reclaim the British throne provides the background for just one of Alessandro Scarlatti 's several hundred cantatas.
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in F, Kk6
Ton Koopmann (harpsichord)
Alessandro Scarlatti Cantata: Gia
Lusingato Appieno
Christine Brandes (soprano), Arcadian Academy, director Nicholas McGegan
Domenico Scarlatti Sonatas: in D,
Kk414; in D, Kk415
Andreas Staier (harpsichord)
Alessandro Scarlatti Dixit Dominus II
Nancy Argenta (soprano), Ashley Stafford (alto),
Stephen Varcoe (bass),
English Concert and Choir, director Trevor Pinnock
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in D minor, Kkl41
Sergio Assad , Odair Assad (guitars) Repeated next Friday 12 midnight


Unknown: Alessandro Scarlatti
Unknown: Domenico Scarlatti Sonata
Harpsichord: Alessandro Scarlatti
Soprano: Christine Brandes
Director: Nicholas McGegan
Director: Domenico Scarlatti
Harpsichord: Andreas Staier
Soprano: Nancy Argenta
Soprano: Ashley Stafford
Bass: Stephen Varcoe
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Director: Domenico Scarlatti Sonata
Unknown: Sergio Assad
Guitars: Odair Assad

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Fitzwilliam Quartet: Lucy Russell and Jonathon Sparey (violins),
Alan George (viola), Daniel Yeadon (cello) Haydn The Seven Last Words on the Cross


Unknown: Lucy Russell
Violins: Jonathon Sparey
Violins: Alan George
Viola: Daniel Yeadon

: St John Passion

Leading London choir Polyphony return to St John's Smith Square with their acclaimed interpretation of Bach's St John Passion.
With Catherine Bott (soprano), James Bowman (countertenor). Joseph Cornwell (tenor), Colin Campbell (bass)
Polyphony, Brandenburg Consort , conductor Stephen Layton * See Brian Kay : page 42


Soprano: Catherine Bott
Soprano: James Bowman
Tenor: Joseph Cornwell
Bass: Colin Campbell
Conductor: Brandenburg Consort
Conductor: Stephen Layton
Unknown: Brian Kay
Evangelist: Ian Bostridge (tenor)
Christus: David Wilson-Johnson (baritone)
Pilate: Thomas Guthrie (bass)

: Music Restored

Lucie Skeaping introduces a studio session by flautist Jed Wentz and fortepianist Carole Cerasi , who play sonatas by JC Bach, CPE Bach and Friedrich Hartmann Graf and a set of piano variations written by the ten-year-old Mozart.


Introduces: Lucie Skeaping
Unknown: Jed Wentz
Unknown: Carole Cerasi
Unknown: Friedrich Hartmann Graf

: Good Opera, Bad Opera

John Sessions discusses another contrasting pair of operatic moments with a guest from the world of opera and gets to grips with why one works and the other does not.

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty takes a look at folk traditions over Easter.
Music includes works by Haydn,
Rameau and at 6.50 Saint-Saens's


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Last month the BBC Symphony
Orchestra travelled from the west to the east coasts of the USA in under three weeks giving 16 concerts on the way. This concert, given two weeks ago in Symphony Hall,
Boston, was their farewell to the country. Jean-Yves Thibaudet joins the orchestra performing
Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 2.
Thibaudet studied at the Paris
Conservatoire where he won the Premier Prix at the age of 15. Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano), conductor Andrew Davis
Rossini Overture: The Italian Girl in Algiers
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 2 in Bflat
Elgar Symphony No 2 in E flat


Unknown: Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Piano: Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Conductor: Andrew Davis

: Postscript

At the Races
Five programmes this week in which David Benedictus joins experts from the horse-racing fraternity to explore the link between horse-racing and poetry and prose.
In the final programme, racing experts talk about what really rides on the back of a horse - the hopes of those who bet to win and the broken dreams of those who lose.
Reader Peter O'Sullevan.


Reader: Peter O'Sullevan.

: The Finishing Line

The last of four programmes this week following on from the theme of Postscript features arrangements of Stephen Foster 's Camptown Races by Percy Grainger and the Dave Brubeck Quartet.


Unknown: Stephen Foster
Unknown: Percy Grainger
Unknown: Dave Brubeck

: Hear and Now

Verity Sharp reports from the London Sinfonietta's annual State of the Nation festival, held in February at the South Bank Centre, London - a day of debate, discovery and performance of new music.
The event sets out to promote new music through workshops, debates, educational exhibits and an evening concert of new works by young composers.
Kenneth Kesketh Three movements
Alwynne Pritchard Craw John Lunn Over Night
Roderick Watkins Red Light
Martyn Henry Fantasy Unbuttoned Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Kenneth Kesketh
Unknown: Alwynne Pritchard Craw
Unknown: John Lunn
Unknown: Roderick Watkins
Producer: Alan Hall

: Preservation Hall

Concluding the series in which Michael Pointon considers the achievements of Preservation Hall in New Orleans, established in 1961 as a lifeline for traditional jazz and jazz musicians. 6: Sing On
As the second generation of New Orleans musicians dies out, the hall has to adjust. Meanwhile, mass tourism is a threat, and R 'n' B and modern jazz flourish. But Preservation Hall goes on, passing the torch to younger musicians who uphold the tradition in their own way.


Unknown: Michael Pointon

: 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. The programme features MacMillan's epic Vigil symphony, which invited comparisons with Mahler when it was first performed last October. Performed by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Osmo Vanska , it is a work with spiritual origins - intimately associated with Easter and the Resurrection. Repeated from last Friday


Talks: Brian Morton
Unknown: James MacMillan
Conducted By: Osmo Vanska

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Wagner Die Walkiire
Sydney Symphony Orchestra, conductor Edo de Waart
5.00 Brahms De Profundis
Ricercar Consort
5.30 Schoenberg Verklarte Nacht French National Orchestra, conductor Leif Segerstam


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Edo de Waart
Conductor: Leif Segerstam
Briinnhilde: Elizabeth Connell (soprano)
Wotan: John (baritone)
Sieglinde: Alessandra Marc (soprano)

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