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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with music and news from the arts world, including a review of the eagerly awaited Broadway musical Rent, which opened last night at London's
Shaftesbury Theatre. Music includes Ravel's Valses Nobles et
Sentimentales played by pianist Joanna MacGregor at 6.40;
Saint-Saens's Danse Macabre played by the Pittsburgh SO, conductor Lorin Maazel , at 7.05; and the final trio from Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier performed by Elisabeth Schwarzkopf , Christa Ludwig and Teresa Stich-Randall at 8.20, with Karajan directing the Berlin Philharmonic.


Unknown: Petroc Trelawny
Pianist: Joanna MacGregor
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Unknown: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Unknown: Christa Ludwig
Unknown: Teresa Stich-Randall

: Masterworks

With Penny Gore.
Sibelius En Saga
Los Angeles Philharmonic, conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen
9.18 Wolf Italian Serenade
Hagen Quartet
9.25 Mozart Piano Concerto No 23 in A, K488
Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Orchestra Alessandro Scarlatti, conductor Franco Caracciolo
9.53 Frohlich Symphony in E flat
Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Christopher Hogwood


Presenter: Penny Gore

: Artists of the Week

The King's Singers
For 30 years, the King's Singers have been the most popular a cappella group in the world. Their repertoire is astonishingly diverse, and their ability to entertain audiences remains a hallmark. Joan Bakewell talks to King's Singers Brian Kay ,
Stephen Connolly and Paul Phoenix about life in one of the world's most successful vocal groups.


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

: Sound Stories

Great Partnerships
With Richard Baker. George and Ira Gershwin were the eldest of four children born in New York City to parents who were part of a wave of Russian-Jewish immigrants who came to the USA in the late 1800s.
George was a bit of a tearaway, while Ira was the bookworm, and they both initially made their living independently - George as a song plugger in Tin Pan Alley and Ira as a lyricist. One of George and Ira's first collaborations was a nonsense song they performed at parties. They then produced a string of successful musicals such as Lady, Be Good; Oh Kay; Funny Face; and Girl Crazy. They were lured to Hollywood, where they worked with some of the biggest stars of the screen, including Fred Astaire , Ginger Rogers and Gene Kelly. They also collaborated on a serious full-length opera, Porgy and Bess.


Unknown: Richard Baker.
Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Ginger Rogers
Unknown: Gene Kelly.

: Composer of the Week: Hummel

With David Byers.
Trumpet Concerto in E
Hakan Hardenberger , ASMF, conductor Neville Marriner
Piano Concerto in B minor
Stephen Hough , ECO, conductor Bryden Thomson
Repeated next Wednesday 12 midnight


Unknown: David Byers.
Unknown: Hakan Hardenberger
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Unknown: Stephen Hough
Conductor: Bryden Thomson

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Manchester International Cello
Rodney Slatford introduces the first of two recitals from the International
Cello Festival that took place at the Royal Northern College of Music last month. Today's programme features French cello music from the Pierre
Fournier Gala Concert.
Barriere Cello Sonata in C minor
Christophe Coin ,
Christopher Stokes (harpsichord) Debussy Cello Sonata in D minor Natalia Gutman ,
Pascal Devoyon (piano) Poulenc Cello Sonata
Steven Isserlis , Ian Brown (piano)


Unknown: Christophe Coin
Harpsichord: Christopher Stokes
Unknown: Natalia Gutman
Piano: Pascal Devoyon
Unknown: Steven Isserlis
Piano: Ian Brown

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductor Martyn Brabbins , Steven Osborne (piano),
Inger Dam Jensen (soprano)
Wallace Prelude to the Eumenides
Tovey Piano Concerto
Strauss Standchen, Op 17 No 2; Ich Wollt ein Strausslein Binden, Op 68 No 2; Sausle, Liebe Myrthe, Op 68
No 3; Als Mir Dein Lied Erklang, Op 68 No 4; Amor, Op 68 No 5
Tchaikovsky Symphony No 5 in E minor


Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Piano: Steven Osborne
Soprano: Inger Dam Jensen

: Choral Evensong

From Worcester Cathedral.
Introit: A Spiritual Temple
(JC Phillips)
Responses (Sumsion)
Psalms 69 and 70 (Stanford)
First Lesson: Leviticus 25, wl-24
Canticles: The First Service (Parsons) Second Lesson: Luke 5, wl-11
Anthem: Lord, Let Me Know Mine
End (Parry)
Organ Voluntary: Elegiac Romance (John Ireland)
Master of the choristers Adrian Lucas.
Assistant organist Daniel Phillips.


Unknown: Adrian Lucas.
Organist: Daniel Phillips.

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty talks to director David McVicor about the charming and tragic heroine of Massenet's Manon that he is bringing to the ENO stage at the Coliseum in London.
Respighl's Violin Sonata is performed by Kyung-Wha Chung before 6.00, with Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No 1 before 7.00.


Talks: Sean Rafferty
Director: David McVicor
Unknown: Kyung-Wha Chung

: Performance on 3

BBC Symphony Orchestra
A concert given at London's Royal Festival Hall last April.
Conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste ,
Leon McCawley (piano), Hilliard Ensemble,
BBC Symphony Chorus
Per Norgaard Symphony No 2 (first UK performance) Part Litany; Credo
Sibelius Symphony No 3


Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Piano: Leon McCawley

: Postscript

No Exit
3: At the Al-Matal. The 50th anniversary of the state of Israel is also the anniversary of what many Palestinians are calling Al-Naqba, "the catastrophe" of their own diaspora. In the cellar of one of the new gallery-cafes in Ramallah,
Palestinian writers talk about the new challenges facing them.

: La Tempesta di Mare

Vivaldi Concerto in E flat, Op 8 No 5 (La Tempesta di Mare)
St Paul Chamber Orchestra, director Pinchas Zukerman (violin)


Violin: Pinchas Zukerman

: The Piano

Impression of Spain. Just as the impressionist painters added to the range of colours on their palette, so the French composers Debussy and Ravel sought ways of creating new colours in their piano music. Piers Lane looks at how Spain became a vibrant source of inspiration.
Ravel Pavane pour une Infante Défunte The Composer
Debussy Soirée dans Grenade (Estampes) Zoltan Kocsis Albeniz Albaicin (Iberia) Alicia de Larrocha
Ravel Alborada del Gracioso (Miroirs) Dinu Lipatti
Debussy La Serenade Interrompue (Preludes) Krystian Zimerman
Granados Quejas o la Maya y el
Ruisenor (Goyescas) Moura Lympany Falla Ritual Rre Dance (El Amor
Brujo) Katia and Marielle Labeque Producer Chris Wines . Rptd tomorrow 4pm


Music: Piers Lane
Unknown: Zoltan Kocsis
Unknown: Alicia de Larrocha
Unknown: Dinu Lipatti
Unknown: Krystian Zimerman
Unknown: Moura Lympany
Unknown: Marielle Labeque
Producer: Chris Wines

: Night Waves

Henry James is a writer whose time seems to have come - after two recent film adaptations of his books comes the new film Washington Square. Director Agnieszka Holland talks about the appeal of James's prose and the task of re-creating it with a camera, and Laura Cumming explores the way James's writing still touches the preoccupations of our own time. Plus first-night news from English National Opera, where Paul Daniel tonight conducts a new production of Massenet's Manon. Producer Lore Windemuth


Unknown: Henry James
Talks: Agnieszka Holland
Unknown: Laura Cumming
Unknown: Paul Daniel
Producer: Lore Windemuth

: Jazz Notes

With Digby Fairweather. The second part of the Billie Holiday tribute.


Unknown: Digby Fairweather.

: Composer of the Week: Johann Strauss (son)

With Chris de Souza.
Memories of Covent Garden; Rgaro Polka; A Night in Venice (excerpts) Repeated from last Wednesday


Unknown: Chris de Souza.

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Organ music by Erich, Martin, Reincken, Ritter, Buxtehude,
Hendrik Andriessen , Reger and Eben
2.00 Rimsky-Korsakov Le Coq d'Or Edmonton SO/Uri Mayer
2.25 Prokofiev Piano Concerto No 5
Abdel Rahman El Bacha, Rotterdam PO, conductor Thomas Sanderling
3.00 Schools
3.00 Time and Tune 3.20 Together
3.40 Dance Workshop 4.00 Alphabet Time 4.10 History
4.30 Schumann Kinderszenen , Op 15 Eunsoo Son (piano)
5.00 Faure Noctume No 4 in E flat
Stephane Lemelin (piano)
5.05 Buxtehude Psalm 98 (Singet dem Herrn) Irena Baar (soprano), Tomaz Lorenz (violin), Maks Strmcnik (organ)
5.20 Mozart Symphony No 29 in A, K201 Amsterdam Baroque Soloists
5.50 Hildegard of Bingen 0 Pulchare Facies Sequentia,
Cologne Ensemble for Medieval Music


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Hendrik Andriessen
Unknown: Rimsky-Korsakov Le Coq
Conductor: Thomas Sanderling
Unknown: Schumann Kinderszenen
Piano: Stephane Lemelin
Violin: Tomaz Lorenz
Violin: Maks StrmcNik

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