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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with music to start the day and a selection of poems for Easter Monday. Music includes
Stanford's The Blue Bird at 6.05,
, Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No 1 after the arts news at 7.30, and Pavarotti's famous performance of Puccini's Nessun Dorma from
Turandot at 8.05.
Producer Helen Garrison
♦ See Petroc Trelawny: page 141


Unknown: Nessun Dorma
Producer: Helen Garrison

: Masterworks

Peter Hobday features Brahms's late piano music, Britten canticles and recordings by Julius Katchen. Walton Crown Imperial
City of Birmingham Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Louis Fremaux
9.11 Brahms Two Rhapsodies, Op 79 Radu Lupu (piano)
9.28 Handel Coronation Anthem: The
King Shall Rejoice
Choir of Westminster Abbey, English Concert, conductor Simon Preston
9.40 Bax Tintagel
! London Philharmonic/Adrian Boult ! 9.55 Britten Canticle No 1: My
Beloved Is Mine
Peter Pears (tenor), the Composer (piano)
10.03 Dohnanyi Variations on a Nursery Song
Julius Katchen (piano), London
Philharmonic, conductor Adrian Boult Producer Arthur Johnson


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Julius Katchen.
Conductor: Louis Fremaux
Piano: Radu Lupu
Conductor: Simon Preston
Conductor: Bax Tintagel
Piano: Julius Katchen
Conductor: Adrian Boult
Producer: Arthur Johnson

: Artist of the Week

Vladimir Ashkenazy
Joan Bakewell talks to one of the world's great performers. Though he now devotes a great deal of time to conducting. Ashkenazy first established his reputation as a pianist of piercing intelligence, capable of performing a vast repertoire. He talks about his upbringing in Gorky, being the son of a popular musician, his time at the Moscow Conservatoire, and his success at competitions, including the Chopin, Queen Elisabeth and Tchaikovsky. The programme includes early recordings of Chopin Etudes and part of Tchaikovsky's
Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor.
Producer Gwawr Owen


Unknown: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Talks: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Gwawr Owen

: Sound Stories

With Donald Macleod. While Haydn was happy to spend decades working for the same family. Mozart was a more volatile character who resented the restrictions of patronage. Nowhere was his distaste more spectacularly revealed than in his awkward relationship with the Archbishop of Salzburg. Including excerpts from: Mozart Serenade in D, K203
Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville M'arriner
Mozart Missa Brevis in F. K192
Leipzig Radio Choir and Orchestra. conductor Herbert Kegel Mozart // Re Pastore
Vienna Concentus Musicus. conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Michael Haydn Divertimento in D Consortium Classicum
Producer Tony Sellors


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Mozart Serenade
Unknown: St Martin
Unknown: Mozart Missa Brevis
Conductor: Herbert Kegel
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Conductor: Michael Haydn Divertimento

: Composer of the Week: Carl Maria von Weber

With Misha Donat. On 12 April 1826, Weber wrote to his wife. "Through God's grace and help I have this evening had such a complete success as perhaps never before. The thrill and emotion of such a complete and ungratified triumph can hardly be described." Oberon (excerpts)
Berlin Radio Chorus,
German Symphony Orchestra, conductor Marek Janowski
Producer Misha Donat
Repeated next Monday 12 midnight


Unknown: Misha Donat.
Conductor: Marek Janowski
Producer: Misha Donat
Oberon: Deon van Der Walt (tenor)
Puck: Melinda Paulsen (contralto)
Rezia: Inge Nielsen (soprano)
Hiion von Bordeaux: Peter Seiffert (tenor)
Scherasmin: Bo Skovhus (baritone)
Fatime: Vesseuna Kasarova (mezzo)

: The Radio 3Lunchtime Concert

Linda Ormiston introduces programme of contrasts given last year in the Queen's Hall. Edinburgh. by the celebrated Russian pianist
Dmitri Alexeev and members of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
Ruth Crouch (violin),
Catherine Marwood (viola), Ursula Smith (cello), Nicholas Bayley (double bass), Dmitri Alexeev (piano)
Brahms Four Piano Pieces. Op 119 Schubert Piano Quintet in A, D667 (Trout)


Introduces: Linda Ormiston
Pianist: Dmitri Alexeev
Violin: Ruth Crouch
Violin: Catherine Marwood
Viola: Ursula Smith
Cello: Nicholas Bayley
Piano: Dmitri Alexeev

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Beginning a week of Brahms symphonies. Conductors George Hurst and Vassily Sinaisky , John Lill (piano) Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn; Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat: Symphony No 1 in C minor


Conductors: George Hurst
Conductors: Vassily Sinaisky
Piano: John Lill

: Sams at the Opera

The second in a 15-part series in which Jeremy Sams presents a personal selection of operatic delights. Each programme takes as its starting point an idea from the previous Saturday's Opera on 3. 2: Just between Ourselves. Hans Sachs in Wagner's Die Meistersinger - who could never quite tell Eva he loved her - sparks off a whole set of secrets: from Nessun Dorma to The
Merry Widow via Handel, Janacek, Sondheim and Gilbert and Sullivan.


Unknown: Jeremy Sams
Unknown: Hans Sachs
Unknown: Nessun Dorma

: Good Opera, Bad Opera

Another guest joins John Sessions to dissect operatic triumphs and disasters.


Unknown: John Sessions

: In Tune

Yorkshire-born composer John Barry is known the world over for his
James Bond music and for his scores to films such as Born Free and Out of Africa, but he has just written his first purely orchestral piece in 25 years. Today he talks about The Beyondness of Things and his continuing work in the cinema.
Tchaikovsky's ballet suite Sleeping Beauty leads up to the news at 7.00. Producer Paul Frankl


Unknown: John Barry
Unknown: James Bond
Producer: Paul Frankl

: Performance on 3

Beethoven the Revolutionary The BBC Scottish Symphony
Orchestra and Osmo Vanska embark on a Beethoven symphony cycle which in the course of the series juxtaposes Beethoven's 19th-century masterpieces with 20th-century classics. This opening concert was given in January at Glasgow's City Hall. Presented by Geoffrey Baskerville in conversation with Osmo Vanska.
Jonathan Del Mar and Anthony Payne. Beethoven Symphony No 1 in C;
Symphony No 2 in D; Symphony No 3 in E flat (Eroica)
Next programme Thursday 7.30pm


Presented By: Geoffrey Baskerville
Unknown: Jonathan Del Mar
Unknown: Anthony Payne.

: Postscript

Boxing Clever
Five conversations about the state of British television. As broadcasting in Britain faces a period of unprecedented change, Christopher Cook talks to ITV Director of Programmes David Liddiment about how his network intends to rebuild its mass audience and adapt to a multichannel digital future. Producer Fiona McLean


Talks: Christopher Cook
Unknown: David Liddiment
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Voices

lain Burnside introduces the first of two programmes of folk-song settings by Brahms and Mahler, recorded last month in the Wigmore Hall, London. Joan Rodgers (soprano),
Gerald Finley (baritone), Julius Drake (piano) Producer Adam Gatehouse
Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Soprano: Joan Rodgers
Soprano: Gerald Finley
Baritone: Julius Drake

: Mixing It

Mark Russell and Robert Sandall talk to Craig Armstrong about his new album of orchestral songs The Space Between Us.
Producer Philip Tagney


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

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather introduces a studio set from the Marian Montgomery / Laurie Holloway partnership. Producer Terry Carter


Introduces: Digby Fairweather
Unknown: Marian Montgomery
Unknown: Laurie Holloway
Producer: Terry Carter

: Composers of the Week: the Scarlattis

With Geoffrey Baskerville.
D Scarlatti Sonata in A flat, Kkl27
A Scarlatti Gia il Sole dal Gange (II Pompeo): Infirmata, Vulnerata
D Scarlatti Sonatas: in F minor,
Kk466: in D, Kk96; Sinfonia No 1 in A (Giustino); Sonata in B minor. Kk87 Repeated from last Monday


Unknown: Geoffrey Baskerville.

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Christophe Henkel (cello),
Huseyin Sermet (piano) Chopin Cello Sonata in G minor, Op 65: Grand Duo in E Alkan Cello Sonata in E, Op 47
2.30 Mozart Symphony No 41 in C, K551 (Jupiter) Danish NRSO, conductor Michael Schonwandt
3.20 Pal Esterhazy Harmonia
Caelestis Zadori (soprano), Karohyi (contralto), Savaria Vocal Ensemble. Capella Savaria/Pal Nemeth
4.00 Boccherini Guitar Quintet No 2 in E. G446 Quarteto Martin I Soler, Asumeni (cello), Guzman (guitar)
4.40 Ravel Introduction and Allegro Fabrice Pierre (harp), Carol Wincenc (flute), Charles Neidich (clarinet), Mi-Kyung Lee and Jukka Pohjola
(violins), Gilad Kami (viola). Jan-Erik Gustafsson (cello)
5.00 Schumann Manfred Overture
Danish NRSO/Michael Schonwandt
5.20 Chopin Four Mazurkas, Op 67 Kevin Kenner (piano)
5.30 Hummel Trumpet Concerto
Ladislav Stresnak , Slovakian RSO, conductor Ondrej Lenard


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Cello: Christophe Henkel
Piano: Huseyin Sermet
Conductor: Michael Schonwandt
Conductor: Allegro Fabrice Pierre
Harp: Carol Wincenc
Flute: Charles Neidich
Unknown: Kyung Lee
Violins: Jukka Pohjola
Violins: Gilad Kami
Viola: Jan-Erik Gustafsson
Piano: Kevin Kenner
Unknown: Ladislav Stresnak
Conductor: Ondrej Lenard

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