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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with music and arts news to start the day, including a review of Scottish Opera's new production of Tchaikovsky's Queen of Spades which opened at
Glasgow's Theatre Royal last night. Before the 7.00 news,
Andrew Marriner and the ASMF perform
Weber's Clarinet Concerto No 1 in F minor. Following the 8.00 news, the same orchestra performs
Handel's Concerto Grosso in F, Op 6 No 9. And, at 8.45, Michael Collins and Peter Donohoe are joined by members of the London Sinfonietta for Bernstein's Prelude, Fugue and Riffs.


Unknown: Andrew Marriner
Unknown: Michael Collins
Unknown: Peter Donohoe

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Vaughan Williams Fantasia on "Greensleeves
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
9.06 Schumann Drei Fantasiestucke ,
Op 111
Shura Cherkassky (piano)
9.18 Eigar Falstaff
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Anthony Collins
9.53 Victoria 0 Magnum Mysterium Westminster Cathedral Choir, conductor David Hill
9.59 Sibelius Symphony No 3 in C Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Schumann Drei Fantasiestucke
Piano: Shura Cherkassky
Conductor: Anthony Collins
Conductor: David Hill

: Artist of the Week

Samuel Ramey
The role of Mephistopheles in Gounod's Faust has become Samuel
Ramey's most performed role, with over 200 performances in more than 20 productions. He talks to
Joan Bakewell about playing the role of the Devil in various operas and why he has devised a concert programme called A Date with the Devil. Including arias by Gounod, Boito, Berlioz, Offenbach and Stravinsky.


Unknown: Samuel Ramey
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Sound Stories

Conductors' Corner
Donald Macleod presents a week celebrating the contrasting careers of five 20th-century conductors.
Leopold Stokowski. Stokowski is always associated with the Walt Disney animated film Fantasia. A former organist, he turned the Philadelphia Orchestra into a supreme instrument and also had a long association with Hollywood, appearing in The Big Broadcast of 1937 and One Hundred Men and a Girl. Including:
Bach, orch Stokowski Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV565 Czech Philharmonic
Musorgsky, orch Stokowski A Night on the Bare Mountain
Philadelphia Orchestra


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Conductors: Leopold Stokowski.

: Composer of the Week: Johann Strauss (son)

Chris de Souza investigates
Strauss's trips to England and America and introduces excerpts from A Night in Venice.
Waltz: Memories of Covent Garden
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor John Georgiadis
Figaro Polka
Slovak State Philharmonic, conductor Johannes Wildner
A Night in Venice (excerpts)
Hungarian Radio and Television
Chorus, Hungarian State Orchestra, conductor Ernst Marzendorfer
Repeated next Wednesday 12 midnight


Unknown: Chris de Souza
Conductor: John Georgiadis
Conductor: Johannes Wildner
Conductor: Ernst Marzendorfer
Guido: Carlo Bini (tenor)
Caramello: Wolfgang Brendel (baritone)
Annina: Jeanette Scovotti (soprano)
Delacqua: Karl Donch (baritone)
Barbara: Elisabeth Steiner (mezzo)
Pappacoda: Frieder Stricker (tenor)
Ciboletta: Elke Schary (mezzo)

: The Radio 3Lunchtime Concert

Rodney Slatford introduces a recital given last year at the Cartwright Hall in Bradford. The Emperor Quartet perform a rarely heard work by the American composer Henry Cowell and one of Beethoven's most concise middle-period quartets. Emperor Quartet
Cowell String Quartet No 4 (United) Beethoven String Quartet in F minor, Op 95 Repeat


Introduces: Rodney Slatford
Unknown: Henry Cowell

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductor Vassily Sinaisky , Emma Johnson (clarinet)
Mozart Overture: The Marriage of Figaro; Clarinet Concerto in A, K622 Mahler Symphony No 5


Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky
Clarinet: Emma Johnson

: Choral Evensong

nFrom Chester Cathedral.
Introit: Loving Shepherd of Thy Sheep (Rutter)
Responses (Piccolo)
Psalms 32, 33, 34 (Bairstow, Atkins, Day, Fisher)
First Lesson: Exodus 33
Office Hymn: The Lamb's High Banquet (plainsong)
Canticles: Jackson in G
Second Lesson: Luke 2, w41-end
Anthem: Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem
Hymn: Sing Alleluya (Martins) Organ Voluntary: Joie et Clarte (Messiaen)
Director of music David Poulter.
Organist Graham Eccles.


Unknown: Chester Cathedral.
Organist: David Poulter.
Organist: Graham Eccles.

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty previews the National Gallery exhibition of Dutch painting from Utrecht in the Golden Age.
Music featured in the programme includes works by Sweelinck,
Musorgsky, and - at about 6.40 - Ravel's Piano Concerto in G played by Jean-Philippe Collard. Plus a selection of new releases after the 7.00 arts news.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Played By: Jean-Philippe Collard.

: Performance on 3

A performance given last night in Symphony Hall, Birmingham. City of Birmingham Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle
Mahler Symphony No 7

: Postscript

Five programmes in which Ian Christie talks to contemporary film-makers about the influences on their careers.
3: Martin Scorsese , American director of Mean Streets, Taxi Driver and Casino. Repeat


Talks: Ian Christie
Unknown: Martin Scorsese

: Words with Lawes

Although the 17th-century English composer William Lawes wrote no madrigals, his viol consorts are full of the passionate and changeable expressiveness of the vocal music of the time. Anthony Rooley introduces the fruits of an experiment in which the Consort of Musicke create vocal works from Lawes's extraordinary and beautiful instrumental compositions.


Unknown: William Lawes
Introduces: Anthony Rooley

: The Piano

A weekly series in which pianist Piers Lane gives an introduction to the world of the piano and its players, presenting classic recordings by eminent artists and recordings specially made for the programme. Andsnes. The young Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes is at an interesting point in his career. He has just won a major piano prize, and soon he will take a short break from the concert platform to consider the direction he wants his career to take. Piers Lane joins Andsnes at one of his recitals.
Haydn Piano Sonata in E flat, H XVI 49 Liszt Apres une Lecture du Dante (Annies de Pèlerinage)
Producer Chns Wines. Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Pianist: Piers Lane
Pianist: Leif Ove Andsnes

: Night Waves

In his epic new novel. Cloudsplitter, the acclaimed American writer
Russell Banks evokes the life of failed land speculator turned slavery abolitionist John Brown. Patrick
Wright discusses the book and its interpretation of one of the most iconic figures in history. Plus first-night news of Sarah Kane 's new play Cleansed. Producer Rebecca Stratford


Unknown: Russell Banks
Unknown: John Brown.
Unknown: Sarah Kane
Producer: Rebecca Stratford

: Jazz Notes

With Digby Fairweather. Andy Panayi and Mark Nightingale play their own works written in the style of Mulligan and Brookmeyer.
Andy Panayi (saxes/flute),
Mark Nightingale (trombone), Simon Woolf (double bass). Mark Taylor (drums)


Unknown: Digby Fairweather.
Unknown: Andy Panayi
Unknown: Mark Nightingale
Unknown: Andy Panayi
Flute: Mark Nightingale
Unknown: Simon Woolf
Bass: Mark Taylor

: Composer of the Week: Borodin

In the Steppes of Central Asia Gothenburg SO, conductor Neeme Jarvi
String Quartet No 1 in A Borodin Quartet Repeated from last Wednesday

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Shostakovich Symphony No 10 Turin RAI Orchestra/David Oistrakh
2.05 Beethoven String Quartet in G. Op 18 No 2 Bartok Quartet
2.30 Haydn Piano Sonata in D, H XVI 33 Istvan Lentos
3.00 Schools
3.00 Time and Tune 3.20 Together
3.40 Dance Workshop 4.00 Alphabet Time 4.10 History 9-11
4.30 Vivaldi Gloria in D. RV589
Olga Gracelj (soprano), Eva Novsak Homska (mezzo), Consortium
Musicum, Slovenian PO, Andrej Jare (organ), conductor Marko Munih
5.00 Bartok Dance Suite Hungarian State Orchestra/Janos Ferencsic
5.15 Soler Fandango
Scott Ross (harpsichord)
5.25 Mozart Piano Concerto No 21 in C, K467 Marjes Benoist.
Netherlands Radio Orchestra, conductor Roelof van Driesten


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Istvan Lentos
Unknown: Vivaldi Gloria
Soprano: Olga Gracelj
Soprano: Eva Novsak
Unknown: Andrej Jare
Conductor: Marko Munih
Unknown: Soler Fandango
Harpsichord: Scott Ross
Unknown: Marjes Benoist.

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