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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with music to start the day and news from the arts world, including a review of a new staged production of Mahler's
Kindertotenlieder which opened in London last night. Music includes
Berlioz's Overture: Le Corsaire played by the Bastille Opera Orchestra, conductor Myung-Whun Chung , at 6.05; Bach's Sheep May Safely Graze sung by Emma Kirkby at 7.05; and Shostakovich's Jazz Suite No 1 played by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor
Riccardo Chailly , after the arts news at 8.40.


Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
Sung By: Emma Kirkby
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly

: Masterworks

Penny Gore . Sibelius Pohjola's Daughter
Vienna PO , conductor Malcolm Sargent
9.13 Beethoven Piano Concerto No 1 in C Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli , Vienna Symphony Orchestra/Guilini
9.52 Lars-Erik Larsson Suite: The
Winter's Tale Stockholm PO, conductor Stig Westerberg
10.03 Stravinsky Divertimento: The Fairy's Kiss London Sinfonietta, conductor Riccardo Chailly


Unknown: Penny Gore
Conductor: Vienna Po
Conductor: Malcolm Sargent
Unknown: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli
Conductor: Stig Westerberg
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly

: Artists of the Week

The King's Singers
With Joan Bakewell. Over the last 30 years, the King's Singers have performed four centuries of music to wide acclaim. As they celebrate a major anniversary, Joan Bakewell talks to Brian Kay , Stephen Connolly and Paul Phoenix.


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

: Sound Stories

Great Partnerships
With Richard Baker. The partnership of Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears lasted nearly 40 years, and their names became almost inseparable. Britten and Pears toured the world, giving recitals and performing with the opera company they founded. In this country, they started the Britten-Pears School for Advanced Musical
Studies and the world-renowned
Aldeburgh Festival. With excerpts from: Britten Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings Peter Pears (tenor),
Barry Tuckwell (horn), ECO/the Composer Young Apollo Peter Donohoe (piano), CBSO, conductor Simon Rattle
Peter Grimes Peter Pears (tenor),
Geraint Evans (baritone), David Kelly (bass), Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, conducted by the Composer


Unknown: Richard Baker.
Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: Peter Pears
Tenor: Peter Pears
Tenor: Barry Tuckwell
Piano: Peter Donohoe
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Tenor: Peter Pears
Baritone: Geraint Evans
Baritone: David Kelly

: Composer of the Week: Hummel

With David Byers.
Quod, Quod in Arbe; Alma Virgo ; Mass in E flat
Amanda Halgrimson (soprano),
Susan McAdoo (contralto), Helmut Wildhaber (tenor), Petr Mikulas
(bass), Czech Philharmonic Choir, Vienna Academy Orchestra, conductor Martin Haselbock
Repeated next Friday 12 midnight


Unknown: David Byers.
Unknown: Alma Virgo
Soprano: Amanda Halgrimson
Contralto: Susan McAdoo
Contralto: Helmut Wildhaber
Tenor: Petr Mikulas
Conductor: Martin Haselbock

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

From the Elmwood Hall ,
Belfast, with John Toal.
Roland Pontinen (piano)
Busoni Giga, Bolero e Variazione (An die Jugend); Turandots Frauengemach; Die Nachtlichen (Elegies)
Liszt Gnomenreigen ; Vexilla Regis
Prodeunt; Wiegenlied; Valse Oubliée No
Debussy Etudes Nos 4, 7, 10, 11 and 12


Unknown: Elmwood Hall
Unknown: John Toal.
Piano: Roland Pontinen
Unknown: Liszt Gnomenreigen

: Israel Philharmonic - Orchestra and People

The second of two programmes in which Sheena McDonald traces the story of the Israel Philharmonic, which came into being when the state of Israel was founded in 1948. The programme includes contributions from leading classical artists such as Pinchas Zukerman , Zubin Mehta , Daniel Barenboim ,
Itzhak Perlman , Kurt Masur and Isaac Stern , as well as members of the orchestra past and present. Also included in the programme are recordings held in the Israel
Broadcasting Authority's music archive for the past 50 years, such as Brahms's Piano Concerto No 1 played by Rubinstein in his last concert with the IPO.


Unknown: Sheena McDonald
Unknown: Pinchas Zukerman
Unknown: Zubin Mehta
Unknown: Daniel Barenboim
Unknown: Itzhak Perlman
Unknown: Kurt Masur
Unknown: Isaac Stern

: Music Restored

Repeated from yesterday 10pm

: Music Machine

Brass Bands
To end the week, Tommy Pearson finds out more about the National
Youth Brass Band of Great Britain.
He talks to its president
Elgar Howarth , conductor Roy Newsome and some of its members.


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

: In Tune

With Sean Rafferty. At the beginning of his UK tour, Australian pianist David Helfgott performs in the studio. Wife Gillian talks about life before and after the film Shine, which brought him international recognition. Music includes
Saint-Saens's Septet in E flat, Op 65, before 7.00.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty.
Pianist: David Helfgott
Talks: Wife Gillian

: Performance on 3

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
From St David's Hall,
Conductor Tadaaki Otaka ,
Kathryn Stott (piano),
BBC National Chorus of Wales
Brahms Song of Destiny
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 4 in G
8.20 Starman
Christopher Cook considers Stanley Kubrick's use of Strauss's music in 2001 and the film's place in the context of sixties counterculture, talking to those profoundly affected by the film on its opening and to special effects creator Douglas Trumbull.
8.40 Strauss Also Sprach Zarathustra Bach , orch Schoenberg Prelude and Fugue in E flat, BWV552


Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Piano: Kathryn Stott
Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Douglas Trumbull.
Unknown: Zarathustra Bach

: Postscript

No Exit
Noah Richler talks to new Israeli and Palestinian authors about their work, 50 years after the foundation of the Israeli state. 5: Where Am I?
Orly Castel-Bloom is something of a totem in the new Israeli literary pantheon: one of the so-called postmodernist writers whose surrealist, darkly comic work baffles some and outrages many. Her short stories are modern fables in strange and other-worldly landscapes, and her novel, Dolly City, is a wildly satirical portrait of a Jewish mother's dangerously excessive love for her son as she tries to protect him from the bizarre and nightmarish hazards of a city gone mad.
Reader Zoe Wanamaker.


Talks: Noah Richler
Unknown: Orly Castel-Bloom
Reader: Zoe Wanamaker.

: Music Projects London

The first of three concerts given earlier this year at the BBC Maida
Vale studios. This concert was given in February.
Eileen Hulse and Rosemary Hardy (sopranos), Justin Pearson (cello), Music Projects/London, conductor Richard Bernas
Helmut Lachenmann Mouvement
Gyorgy Kurtag Scenes from a Novel Colin Matthews Two-Part Invention
Benedict Mason Self-Referential
Songs and Realistic Virelais Producer Edward Blakeman


Unknown: Eileen Hulse
Sopranos: Rosemary Hardy
Sopranos: Justin Pearson
Conductor: Richard Bernas
Conductor: Helmut Lachenmann Mouvement
Conductor: Gyorgy Kurtag
Unknown: Colin Matthews
Unknown: Benedict Mason
Producer: Edward Blakeman

: Le Jazz Hot

Jazz in France.
Repeated from Saturday 6pm

: Composer of the Week: Johann Strauss (son)

With Chris de Souza.
Adelen Waltz; Neue Czardas;
Emperor Waltz; Klug Gretelein; Seid Umschlungen, Millionen!
Repeated from last Friday


Unknown: Chris de Souza.

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Gluck Le Cinesi
Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, director René Jacobs
2.05 Tchaikovsky Symphony No 6 in B minor (Pathetique)
Slovenian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Marko Munih
2.50 Clara Schumann Quatre Pièces Fugitives, Op 15 Angela Cheng (piano)
3.10 Ludwlg Thuille Sextet in B flat, Op 6 Tae-Won Kim (flute),
Pil-Kwan Sung (oboe), Hyong-Kon Kim (clarinet), Kwang-Ku Lee (horn), Sang-Won Yoon (bassoon), Chee-Ho Cho (piano)
3.40 Prokoflev Peter and the Wolf
Maureen Forrester (narrator), Metropolitain Orchestra, conductor Agnes Grossmann
4.15 Crusell Sinfonia Concertante in B flat Reijo Koskinen (clarinet), Esa Tukia (cor anglais),
Pekka Katajamki (bassoon),
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste
5.00 Mozart Symphony No 23 in D, K181 Slovenian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Marko Munih
5.20 Schumann Toccata in C, Op 7 Anton Kuerti (piano)
5.25 Wagner Gotterdammerung (Brunnhilde's Immolation Scene) Anita Valkki (soprano),
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Ulf Soderblom
5.45 Schubert 17 Landler, 0366
Ralf Gothoni (piano)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Director: René Jacobs
Conductor: Marko Munih
Piano: Angela Cheng
Flute: Tae-Won Kim
Oboe: Pil-Kwan Sung
Oboe: Hyong-Kon Kim
Clarinet: Kwang-Ku Lee
Bassoon: Sang-Won Yoon
Piano: Chee-Ho Cho
Narrator: Maureen Forrester
Conductor: Agnes Grossmann
Clarinet: Reijo Koskinen
Clarinet: Esa Tukia
Bassoon: Pekka Katajamki
Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Conductor: Marko Munih
Piano: Anton Kuerti
Soprano: Anita Valkki
Conductor: Ulf Soderblom
Piano: Ralf Gothoni
Sivene: Isabelle Poulenard (soprano)
Tangia: Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo)
Lisinga: Gloria Banditelli (contralto)
Silango: Guy de Mey (tenor)

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