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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with music, news and arts news to start the day, including Mozart's Divertimento in F, K253, played by the Wind Soloists of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe at
6.45; and the waltz from
Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty played by the Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Herbert von Karajan , after the 7.00 news. And after the 8.00 news, Cecilia Bartoli sings Berlioz's La Mort d'Ophelie accompanied by Myung-Whun Chung.
Producers Brian Jackson and Helen Garrison


Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Unknown: Cecilia Bartoli
Unknown: La Mort
Accompanied By: Myung-Whun Chung.
Producers: Brian Jackson
Producers: Helen Garrison

: Masterworks

This week Peter Hobday features
Vivaldi church music and 20th-century composers playing their own works. Verdi Overture: Luisa Miller
BBC Philharmonic/Edward Downes
9.07 Shostakovich Piano Concerto
No 2 The Composer,
French National Radio Orchestra, conductor Andre Cluytens
9.25 Vivaldi Dixit Dominus , RV595
Margaret Marshall and Felicity Lott (sopranos), Susan Daniel (mezzo), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor),
Thomas Thomaschke (bass), John Alldis Choir , English Chamber
Orchestra, conductor Vittorio Negri
9.52 Schubert Military March in G, D733 No 2
Malcolm Bilson and Robert Levin
(fortepiano duet)
9.56 Schubert Symphony No 1 in D Berlin Philharmonic/Karl Bohm Producer Tony Cheevers


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Conductor: Andre Cluytens
Conductor: Vivaldi Dixit Dominus
Unknown: Margaret Marshall
Sopranos: Felicity Lott
Sopranos: Susan Daniel
Tenor: Anthony Rolfe Johnson
Bass: Thomas Thomaschke
Bass: John Alldis Choir
Conductor: Vittorio Negri
Unknown: Malcolm Bilson
Unknown: Robert Levin
Producer: Tony Cheevers

: Artist of the Week

John Lill
From pub pianist to winner of the Moscow International Tchaikovsky Competition and a 35-year career: this week, Joan Bakewell talks to
John Lill. In today's programme, he talks about his early years: growing up in East London, he made his concert debut as a nine-year-old and had memorised all of Beethoven's piano music by the time he was 14. The special relationship with Beethoven was to last - his Festival
Hall debut came at 18, playing Beethoven's Emperor Concerto. Producer Kerry Chapman


Unknown: John Lill
Talks: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: John Lill.
Producer: Kerry Chapman

: Sound Stories

Operatic Heroines
With Peggy Reynolds.
Carmen, In 1845, the French writer
Prosper Merimee published a novella called Carmen. It was part travel writing, part pastiche and part fiction, and it marked the first appearance of one of the most famous of all femmes fatales. The exotic story and its key themes of seduction and death inspired the composer George Bizet to turn it into an opera; and in this century, his music was given new lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and turned into the musical Carmen
Jones. In Merimee's original, Carmen was prefaced by a quotation in Greek which read "Every woman is as bitter as bile, but each has two good moments: one in bed and the other in the grave."
Producer Fiona Shelmerdine


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds.
Unknown: George Bizet
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine

: Composer

of the Week
Alexander Borodin
With Stephen Johnson.
Symphony No 2 in B minor Rotterdam Philharmonic, conductor Valery Gergiev Piano Quintet in C minor
Monte Carjo Pro Arte Quintet Producer Peter Tanner
Repeated next Monday 12 midnight


Unknown: Alexander Borodin
Unknown: Stephen Johnson.
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Producer: Peter Tanner

: The Radio 3Lunchtime Concert

From St John's, Smith Square, London.
Miklos Perenyi (cello)
Bach Suite No 2 in D minor,
Kodaly Cello Sonata, Op 8 Repeated Saturday 1pm


Cello: Miklos Perenyi

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductor Tadaaki Otaka ,
Martin Roscoe (piano) Sibelius Finlandia
Britten Piano Concerto
Sibelius The Oceanides
Elgar Symphony No 1 in A flat


Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Piano: Martin Roscoe

: Sams at the Opera

Jeremy Sams presents a personal selection of operatic delights, familiar and unfamiliar, sublime and ridiculous. Each programme takes as its launching pad an idea from Saturday's Opera on 3. 4: Flora and Fauna. From flower maidens in Parsifal, to leafy shades in Handel's Xerxes, a whole bouquet of operatic numbers.


Unknown: Jeremy Sams

: Music Machine

Music and Children
This week Verity Sharp looks at some of the ways in which music affects the lives of children. Today she takes a look at the ways in which composers of music for children's television programmes seek to appeal to their young audience. She talks to Andrew
McCrorie-Shand who has written music for the Teletubbies, Tots TV and Rosie and Jim, and to
Michael Omer who has composed music for a teenage audience.
Producer Christina Pritchard
WEB SITE: www.bbc.co.uk/music_machine/


Unknown: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Michael Omer
Producer: Christina Pritchard

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty talks to the winner of this year's Kathleen Ferrier Prize and hears from previous winners about how the prize has affected their careers. With music by Beethoven Britten , and Beethoven Falla .


Talks: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Kathleen Ferrier
Music By: Beethoven Britten
Unknown: Beethoven Falla

: Performance on 3

ISCM New Music 98
The grand finale of New Music 98: a concert given on Saturday in the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, including the European premiere of Symphonia by Elliott Carter. Also featured is Simon Bainbridge 's Ad Ora Incerta , which won the prestigious Grawemeyer Award.
Susan Bickley (mezzo), Kim Walker (bassoon), BBC Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Oliver Knussen Tippett Praeludium Panufnik Lullaby
Simon Bainbridge Ad Ora Incerta Carter Symphonia


Unknown: Elliott Carter.
Unknown: Simon Bainbridge
Unknown: Ora Incerta
Unknown: Susan Bickley
Bassoon: Kim Walker
Conductor: Oliver Knussen
Conductor: Tippett Praeludium
Conductor: Panufnik Lullaby
Conductor: Simon Bainbridge
Unknown: Ora Incerta
Unknown: Carter Symphonia

: Postscript

First and Last Words
The Muse's Babes. Michael Schmidt introduces a selection of poems by well-known poets taking their first faltering steps, including Edgar Allan Poe, George Herbert , Milton, Pope and Burns. Readers are Melissa
Sinden and Russell Dixon. Producer Mark Rowlinson


Introduces: Michael Schmidt
Unknown: Edgar Allan
Unknown: George Herbert
Unknown: Russell Dixon.
Producer: Mark Rowlinson

: Fairy Story Pictures

Early piano music by Erich Korngold played by Ilona Prunyi.


Music By: Erich Korngold
Played By: Ilona Prunyi.

: Voices

Sensation lain Burnside comes to his senses, visiting all five in turn - hearing, sight. taste, smell and touch - in a zany mix of songs of all styles and ages. Repeated tomorrow 4pm

: Mixing It

Composer Mark-Anthony Turnage has made his name by not being afraid to blend musical genres to create entirely new work. Tonight he takes Mark Russell and Robert Sandall through the three tracks that he believes had the greatest influence on his musical development. Producer Ekene Akalawu
MUSIC DETAILS: see BBC1 Ceefax page 652


Unknown: Mark-Anthony Turnage
Unknown: Mark Russell
Unknown: Robert Sandall
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: Jazz Notes

With Digby Fairweather. A 70th birthday celebration for Monty Sunshine. Producer Terry Carter


Unknown: Digby Fairweather.
Producer: Terry Carter

: Composer of the Week Alexander Scriabin

With Jonathan Swain. "Cocaine and rainbows" was Henry Miller 's melodramatic description of the music of Scriabin.
Study, Op 8 No 12
Yuki Matsuzawa (piano) Mazurka, Op 25 No 3 Yevgeni Kissin (piano)
Symphony No 1 Stefania Toczyska (mezzo), Michael Myers (tenor), Westminster Choir, Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Muti
Repeated from last Monday


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Henry Miller
Piano: Yuki Matsuzawa
Piano: Yevgeni Kissin
Unknown: Stefania Toczyska
Tenor: Michael Myers
Conductor: Riccardo Muti

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe.
1.00 Hopkinson Smith (vihuela) performs works by Luys de Narvez
2.20 Mozart Symphony No 28 in C, K200 Radio Bratislava Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Ludovit Rajter
2.45 Jules Demerssemen Concert
Fantasy Matej Zupan , Karolina Santl -Zupan (flutes), Dijana Tanovic (piano)
3.00 Schools
3.00 Music Box 3.15 Something to Think About 3.30 The Song Tree
3.45 Radio Showcase 3.50 Stories and Rhymes 4.00 Together Stories
4.15 Music for Dance
4.30 Stamitz Clarinet Concerto in B flat Jann Engel , Capella Coloniensis , director Hans-Martin Linde
5.00 Mozart Overture: Die
Entfuhrung aus dem Serail Radio Bratislava SO/Ludovit Rajter
5.20 Weber Der Freischutz (excerpts) Joanne Kolomyjec (soprano), Calgary Philharmonic/Mario Bernardi
5.35 Mozart Horn Concerto No 4 in E flat, K495 James Sommerville
(horn), CBC Vancouver Orchestra, conductor Mario Bernardi


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Hopkinson Smith
Unknown: Luys de Narvez
Conductor: Ludovit Rajter
Conductor: Jules Demerssemen
Unknown: Matej Zupan
Unknown: Karolina Santl
Flutes: Dijana Tanovic
Unknown: Jann Engel
Unknown: Capella Coloniensis
Director: Hans-Martin Linde
Soprano: Joanne Kolomyjec

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