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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with music to start the day and news and views from the arts world.
Music this morning includes excerpts from Ravel's Daphnis and Chloe: Suite No 2 at 6.05, Handel's Zadok the Priest after the news at
7.00, and Vivaldi's Spring from The
Four Seasons played by the Academy of Ancient Music at 8.05.

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday. Dvorak Czech Suite
Detroit Symphony Orchestra, conductor Antal Dorati
9.25 Brahms Seven Fantasies,
Op 116
Julius Katchen (piano)
9.50 Britten Canticle No 2: Abraham and Isaac
John Hahessy (alto), Peter Pears (tenor), the Composer (piano)
10.07 Resplghi The Pines of Rome Cleveland Orchestra, conductor Lorin Maazel


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Antal Dorati
Piano: Julius Katchen
Unknown: John Hahessy
Tenor: Peter Pears
Conductor: Lorin Maazel

: Artist of the Week

Vladimir Ashkenazy
Joan Bakewell talks to
Vladimir Ashkenazy about his defection from the Soviet Union in pursuit of artistic and political freedom. He reveals his feelings on returning to Russia after 26 years in exile and describes how he coped with the harsh words said against him. The programme includes piano works by Rachmaninov, Scriabin and Musorgsky.


Unknown: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Talks: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Vladimir Ashkenazy

: Sound Stories

With Donald Macleod. The relationship between Tchaikovsky and his patron Nadezhda von Meek was based on imagination and illusion. It was maintained by correspondence, and all personal contact was deliberately avoided. It began suddenly - after Meek heard Tchaikovsky's Tempest- and ended just as unexpectedly, when she became bankrupt and had to cut off his allowance. But her support, while it lasted, gave Tchaikovsky time to create some of his greatest works. Including excerpts from:
Tchaikovsky The Tempest Russian National Orchestra, conductor Mikhail Pletnev
Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin Soloists,
Royal Opera House Orchestra, conductor Georg Solti
Tchaikovsky Symphony No 4 in F minor
Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Claudio Abbado
Debussy Clair de Lune
Dawn Upshaw (soprano), James Levine (piano)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev
Soloists: Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin
Conductor: Georg Solti
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Soprano: Dawn Upshaw
Piano: James Levine

: Composer of the Week: Weber

With Misha Donat.
Overture: The Ruler of the Spirits Dresden Staatskapelle, conductor Gustav Kuhn
Piano Sonata in A flat, Op 39 Alfred Cortot
Clarinet Concerto No 1 in F minor
Sabine Meyer ,
Dresden Staatskapelle, conductor Herbert Blomstedt
Repeated next Tuesday 12 midnight


Unknown: Misha Donat.
Conductor: Gustav Kuhn
Clarinet: Alfred Cortot
Unknown: Sabine Meyer
Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt

: The Radio 3Lunchtime Concert

French Connections
Beyond the Salon. Another concert from the series given last year in Bristol at St George's, Brandon Hill. Vanessa Latarche (piano)
Chopin Impromptu in F sharp, Op 36 Faure Barcarolle No 4 in A flat, Op 44; Valse-Caprice No 1 in A, Op 30 Chopin Nocturne in F, Op 15 No 1; Waltz in D flat, Op 64 No 1 (Minute) Faure Impromptu No 1 in E flat, Op 25; Nocturne No 6 in D flat, Op 63 Chopin Barcarolle in F sharp, Op 60 Repeat


Unknown: Brandon Hill.
Piano: Vanessa Latarche

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Conductors Sakari Oramo and Vassily Sinaisky ,
Sarah Leonard (soprano), Paul Whelan (baritone),
Huddersfield Choral Society
Brahms Symphony No 2 in D; German Requiem


Unknown: Vassily Sinaisky
Soprano: Sarah Leonard
Baritone: Paul Whelan

: 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) Repeated from yesterday 10pm


Soprano: Gerald Finley
Baritone: Julius Drake

: 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

The Open Churches Trust was founded by Andrew Lloyd Webber in 1994 to promote public access to formerly locked Grade 1 churches ranging from Saxon to contemporary buildings. Sean Rafferty discovers more about the Trust's work, with music by Bach, Dvorak, and, before
7.00, Stravinsky's Firebird Suite.


Unknown: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

The first of four recitals given at the Turner Sims Concert Hall,
Southampton, introduced by Paul Guinery. In this concert, given last Tuesday, a popular Haydn quartet rubs shoulders with an almost unknown one by Nielsen. The programme culminates with one of the great chamber works featuring a piano, which went through several rejected versions before reaching its final form.
Chilingirian Quartet, Kathryn Stott (piano)
Haydn String Quartet in C, Op 76 No 3 (Emperor)
Nielsen String Quartet No 4, Op 44
Brahms Piano Quintet in F minor. Op 34


Introduced By: Paul Guinery.
Piano: Kathryn Stott

: Postscript

Boxing Clever
The second of five conversations about the state of British television.
BBC deputy director of programmes
David Docherty talks about the future of public service broadcasting.


Talks: David Docherty

: Ulster Orchestra

Conductor Warwick Stengards
Dello Joio The Triumph of St Joan
Broadstock Towards the Shining Light


Unknown: St Joan

: Night Waves

Eugene O'Neill 's epic The Iceman Cometh has not been performed in London for ten years, but as American film star Kevin Spacey makes his London theatre debut, this ambitious tale of dreams and shattered illusions is back in the news. Richard Coles reports on tonight's opening at the Almeida Theatre. And although dispersed around the globe and fused with other cultures, the writers of the Caribbean have created a unique literary world. Night Waves explores the distinctive language and imagination of some of the world's finest authors.
Producer Rob Ketteridge


Unknown: Eugene O'Neill
Unknown: Kevin Spacey
Unknown: Richard Coles
Producer: Rob Ketteridge

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather talks to guitarist Marty Grosz.


Talks: Digby Fairweather
Guitarist: Marty Grosz.

: Composers of the Week: the Scarlattis

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.
D Scarlatti Iste Confessor
Libby Crabtree (soprano), the Sixteen, conductor Harry Christophers A Scarlatti Sonata in A minor
Giovanni Antonini (recorder), II Giardino Armonico
D Scarlatti Sonatas: in C minor,
Kk 115; Kkll6
Andreas Staier (harpsichord) D Scarlatti Stabat Mater
Choir of Christ Church Cathedral,
Oxford, conductor Francis Grier Repeated from last Tuesday


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

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Choral Concert
Biber Missa Sancti Henrici
Regensburg Cathedral Choir,
Collegium Auruem/Georg Ratzinger Schein Diletti Pastorali, Hirten Lust
Cantus Cblln/Konrad Junghanel
2.00 Erkkl Melartin The Spring
Came with Hope (Aino) Aulikki Eerola (soprano), Finnish RSO/Kari Tikka
2.25 Tchaikovsky The Seasons Juhani Lagerspetz (piano)
3.10 Rued Langgaard Symphony No 4 (The Fall of the Leaf) Danish NRSO/Michael Schonwandt
4.05 Reger Ach Herr, Strafe Mich
Nicht. Op 110 No 2 Danish National Radio Choir/Stefan Parkman
4.20 Field Piano Concerto No 2 in A flat Ronald Brautigam,
Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, conductor Lev Markiz
5.00 Donizetti Grand Offertory Aart Bergwerff (organ)
5.05 Mozart Violin Concerto No 1 in B flat, K207 Ryo Terakodo, La Petite Bande. director Sigiswald Kuijken
5.35 Handel Trio Sonata in G, Op 5 No 4 Aladar Mozi (violin), Milan Telecky (viola),
Danica Moziova (piano)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.

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