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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with music to start the day and news from the arts world. Music includes Tippett's
Concerto for Double String Orchestra performed by the Academy of St
Martin in the Fields, director
Neville Marriner , at 6.15. After the 7.00 news, Kiri Te Kanawa sings Richard Strauss 's Beim Schlafengehen from Four Last Songs. And after the 8.00 news, Tchaikovsky's Marche Slave is performed by the Russian National Orchestra, conductor Mikhail Pletnev.


Director: Neville Marriner
Unknown: Kiri Te Kanawa
Unknown: Richard Strauss
Unknown: Beim Schlafengehen
Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev.

: Masterworks

With Penny Gore .
Bach Italian Concerto in F, BWV971
Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (piano)
9.13 Schumann Fantasiestucke, Op 73 Sharon Kam (clarinet), Itamar Golan (piano)
9.24 Sibelius Symphony No 7 City of Birmingham Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle
9.47 Mozart Exsultate, Jubilate,
Christine Schafer (soprano), Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Claudio Abbado
10.02 Handel Chaconne in G,
Bob van Asperen (harpsichord)
10.10 Vivaldi Violin Concerto in A, RV552
Academy of Ancient Music, director Andrew Manze (violin)


Unknown: Penny Gore
Piano: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli
Clarinet: Sharon Kam
Piano: Itamar Golan
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Soprano: Christine Schafer
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Harpsichord: Bob van Asperen
Violin: Andrew Manze

: Artists of the Week

The King's Singers
Joan Bakewell talks to Brian Kay ,
Stephen Connolly and Paul Phoenix about the King's Singers, for 30 years one of the world's most successful vocal groups.


Talks: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Brian Kay
Unknown: Stephen Connolly
Unknown: Paul Phoenix

: Sound Stories

Great Partnerships
With Richard Baker. The Amadeus
Quartet gave their first concert as an ensemble at the Dartington Summer School in Devon in 1947. Three of them - Norbert Brainin ,
Peter Schidlof and Sigmund Nissel - were Jewish refugees from Austria who met at an internment camp during the Second World War. They were all violinists, so Peter Schidlof gallantly agreed to switch to the viola so they could form a quartet with cellist
Martin Lovett. The Amadeus Quartet made their London debut in 1948 and went on to perform together for nearly 40 years. Today's programme features just a few of their many recordings, including movements from Haydn's Emperor Quartet, Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante,
Britten's String Quartet No 3 and Schubert's Death and the Maiden


Unknown: Richard Baker.
Unknown: Norbert Brainin
Unknown: Peter Schidlof
Unknown: Sigmund Nissel
Unknown: Peter Schidlof
Unknown: Martin Lovett.

: Composer of the Week Hummel

With David Byers.
String Quartet in C, Op 30 No 1 Delme Quartet
Piano Concerto in A minor
Stephen Hough ,
English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Bryden Thomson
Repeated next Tuesday 12 midnight


Unknown: David Byers.
Unknown: Stephen Hough
Conductor: Bryden Thomson

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

French Connections
La Bande a Franck
Parisii Quartet
Franck String Quartet in D Repeat

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductors William Conway and Martyn Brabbins , Artur Pizarro (piano) Barber Essay No 1
Roy Harris Symphony No 3
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 3 in D minor
Tchaikovsky Symphony No 4 in F minor


Unknown: Martyn Brabbins
Piano: Artur Pizarro
Unknown: Roy Harris

: Voices

Repeated from yesterday 10pm

: Music Machine

Brass Bands
Tommy Pearson looks at the huge variety of music that makes up the repertoire of the brass band. He talks to composer Eigar Howarth , conductor Roy Newsome and members of the National Youth
Brass Band of Great Britain.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Conductor: Eigar Howarth
Conductor: Roy Newsome

: In Tune

The mellow and the piquant sounds of jazz and cabaret are featured today. Sean Rafferty talks to
John Dankworth about his autobiography Jazz and Revolution and enters the world of Edith Piaf through director Annie Castledine 's new show Hymn to Love, which contains 13 songs newly translated into English by Steve Trafford and sung by Elizabeth Mansfield. Music includes works by Mozart and Mendelssohn, with excerpts from Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet leading up to 6.00 and Brahms's Piano Trio in C minor before 7.00.


Talks: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: John Dankworth
Unknown: Edith Piaf
Director: Annie Castledine
Unknown: Steve Trafford
Sung By: Elizabeth Mansfield.

: Performance on 3

A concert given last January at the Wigmore Hall , London, by the celebrated Welsh baritone Bryn Terfel. Malcolm Martineau (piano)
Schubert Trinklied; Standchen,
D889; An Silvia
Schumann Belsatzar; Mein Schoner Stem, Op 101 No 4; Der Schatzgraber, Op 45 No 1
Brahms Vier Ernste Gesange Finzi Let Us Garlands Bring Meirion Williams Adelwych + See Brian Kay : page 42


Unknown: Wigmore Hall
Baritone: Bryn Terfel.
Piano: Malcolm Martineau
Unknown: Meirion Williams
Unknown: Brian Kay

: Postscript

No Exit
Noah Richler talks to new Israeli and Palestinian authors.
2: The Persian Brides. Dorit Rabinyan
was only 21 when, after years of listening to the kitchen stories of her Sephardic immigrant family, she wrote her sensationally successful first novel, The Persian Brides. It is a rich, exotic, deeply feminist and painfully bittersweet tale of three teenage brides and their betrothals and fates in the Jewish quarter of an oppressively patriarchal Iranian town. Reader Alison Pettitt.


Talks: Noah Richler
Unknown: Dorit Rabinyan
Reader: Alison Pettitt.

: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Conductor Tan Dun ,
Anssi Karttunen (cello)
David Lang International Business Machine
Tan Dun Intercourse of Fire and Water
Michael Gordon Romeo (first UK performance)
Todd Levin
Swirl Lois Vierk Devil's Punchbowl
Aaron Jay Kemis New Era Dance


Conductor: Tan Dun
Cello: Anssi Karttunen
Cello: David Lang
Unknown: Tan Dun
Unknown: Michael Gordon
Unknown: Todd Levin
Unknown: Lois Vierk
Unknown: Aaron Jay Kemis

: Night Waves

Playwright Arthur Miller has always been more honoured in Britain than at home, but his new play, Mr Peter's Connections, is being given its world premiere in New York. Bill Buford reports on Miller for Night Waves, and Richard Coles sees
Broadway success come to London as the hit musical Rent, loosely based on La Bohème, opens tonight. Producer Miriam Newman


Unknown: Arthur Miller
Unknown: Bill Buford
Unknown: Richard Coles
Producer: Miriam Newman

: Jazz Notes

With Digby Fairweather.
Lady Sings the Blues. A musical tribute to Billie Holiday with Val Wiseman (vocals), Digby Fairweather (trumpet), Roy Williams (trombone), Alan Barnes (tenor sax/clarinet), Jim Douglas (guitar), Brian Dee (piano), Len Skeat (double bass) and Bobby Worth (drums). Part 2 tomorrow


Unknown: Digby Fairweather.
Unknown: Val Wiseman
Unknown: Digby Fairweather
Unknown: Roy Williams
Tenor: Alan Barnes
Clarinet: Jim Douglas
Guitar: Brian Dee
Piano: Len Skeat
Piano: Bobby Worth

: Composer of the Week: Johann Strauss (son)

Chris de Souza explains how Strauss came to earn Wagner's opinion of him as "the most musical mind in Europe" but ended up writing operettas under the influence of Offenbach.
Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Willi Boskovsky Orpheus-Quadrille
Czecho-Slovak State Philharmonic, conductor Johannes Wildner
'S Gibt Nur a Kaiserstadt, 'S Gibt Nw ein Wien Bratislava Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Alfred Eschwe
Die Fledermaus (excerpts)
Bavarian Radio Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Placido Domingo Repeated from last Tuesday


Unknown: Chris de Souza
Conductor: Willi Boskovsky
Conductor: Johannes Wildner
Conductor: Alfred Eschwe
Conductor: Placido Domingo
Rosalinda: Lucia Popp (soprano)
Eisenstein: Peter Seiffert (tenor)

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Danish NRSO/ Libor Pesek Dvorak Slavonic Dances, Op 72; Symphony No 6 in D
2.05 Schumann Camaval, Op 9 Eunsoo Son (piano)
2.35 Wagner Schlafts Du Gast (Die Walkure) Marja Tyrkko (soprano),
Jorma Huttvnen (tenor), Finnish RSO , conductor Jussi Jalas
3.00 Schools
3.00 Playtime 3.15 Time to Move
3.35 Let's Make a Story 3.50 Drama Workshop 4.10 In the News Topical Roundup
4.30 Jorgen Bentzon Sinfonia Buffo Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, conductor Hannu Koivula
4.35 Endre Szervanszky Clarinet Serenade Bela Kovacs , Hungarian Radio Orchestra/Adam Medveczky
5.00 Mendelssohn Viola Sonata in C minor Michael Gieler ,
Lauretta Bloomer (fortepiano)
5.30 Telemann Flute Quartet in E minor Arion Ensemble
5.50 Schumann Variations on a Theme of Clara Wieck
Angela Cheng (piano)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Libor Pesek
Piano: Eunsoo Son
Soprano: Marja Tyrkko
Tenor: Jorma Huttvnen
Tenor: Finnish Rso
Conductor: Jussi Jalas
Conductor: Hannu Koivula
Unknown: Bela Kovacs
Unknown: Adam Medveczky
Unknown: Michael Gieler
Unknown: Lauretta Bloomer
Unknown: Clara Wieck
Piano: Angela Cheng

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