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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with music and arts news, including a report on the Orange Prize for fiction, the winner of which was announced last night.
Music includes Walton's Capriccio Burlesco at about 6.50; Parry's setting of John Donne 's At the Round Earth's Imagined Comers sung by the Choir of Trinity College,
Cambridge, at about 7.10; and Fame's Masques et Bergamasques, played by the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra after the news at 8.00.


Unknown: Capriccio Burlesco
Unknown: John Donne

: Masterworks

With Penny Gore.
Gershwin Overture: Girl Crazy Buffalo Philharmonic, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas
9.06 Johann Strauss (son) Annen-Polka Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Clemens Krauss
9.10 Beethoven Piano Trio in C minor, Op 1 No 3
Wilhelm Kempff (piano), Henryk Szeryng (violin), Pierre Fournier (cello)
9.44 Copland Symphony No 3 St Louis Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leonard Slatkin


Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas
Conductor: Johann Strauss
Conductor: Clemens Krauss
Piano: Wilhelm Kempff
Violin: Henryk Szeryng
Cello: Pierre Fournier
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin

: Artist of the Week

Melvyn Tan
In 1817, John Broadwood and Sons, the famous firm of London piano makers, sent Beethoven a present - their most modern piano. Beethoven was delighted with his gift, which inspired some of his greatest works. In 1991, the instrument was restored, and Melvyn Tan was invited to give a series of concerts on it. He talks to Joan Bakewell about this exciting project.


Unknown: Melvyn Tan
Unknown: John Broadwood
Unknown: Melvyn Tan
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Sound Stories

Shakespeare Peggy Reynolds unravels the plot line of another Shakespearean drama. 3: Hamlet
I have that within which passeth show: These but the trappings and the suits of woe
Including excerpts from:
Ambroise Thomas Hamlet Soloists,
LPO, conductor Antonio de Almeida
Liszt Hamlet
LPO, conductor Bernard Haitink
Berlioz Tristia Cleveland Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Pierre Boulez
Walton Film music: Hamlet
Philharmonia, conducted by the Composer


Unknown: Shakespeare Peggy Reynolds
Conductor: Antonio de Almeida
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Conductor: Pierre Boulez

: Composer of the Week: Vivaldi

Vivaldi is best remembered for his violin music, but he considered that success as a. serious composer could only be found in the opera house. Although his vocal writing was occasionally criticised, he had operas produced in cities all over southern Europe. Andrew Manze introduces excerpts from two of his major dramatic vocal works: the opera Ottone in Villa, conducted by Richard Hickox , and the sacred military oratorio Juditha Triumphans , conducted by Robert King.
Repeated next Wednesday 12 midnight


Introduces: . Andrew Manze
Conducted By: Richard Hickox
Unknown: Juditha Triumphans
Conducted By: Robert King.

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Manchester International Cello Festival
Rodney Slatford introduces the second of two recitals from the International
Cello Festival that took place at the Royal Northern College of Music earlier this month. Today's programme features music inspired by cellist Emanuel Feuermann , including: Martinu Cello Sonata No 1
Karine Georgian , Ian Brown (piano) Ravel Sonata for Violin and Cello
Mihaela Martin (violin), Frans Helmerson (cello) Jolivet Nocturne
Popper Hungarian Rhapsody, Op 68 Alexander Baillie , Ian Brown (piano)


Unknown: Emanuel Feuermann
Unknown: Karine Georgian
Piano: Ian Brown
Cello: Frans Helmerson
Unknown: Alexander Baillie
Piano: Ian Brown

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductors Ion Marin,
David Atherton and Martyn Brabbins , Kathryn Stott (piano)
Strauss Symphony in F minor
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor
Glazunov Symphony No 6


Unknown: David Atherton
Unknown: Martyn Brabbins
Piano: Kathryn Stott
Piano: Strauss Symphony

: Choral Evensong

From Winchester Cathedral. Introit: Coelos Ascendit
Psalms 15 and 24 (Hopkins, Barnby) First Lesson: 2 Samuel 23, wl-5
Office Hymn: Eternal Monarch, King Most High (Gonfalon Royal)
Canticles: Collegium Regale (Howells) Second Lesson: Colossians 2, v 20 -
3, v
Anthem: Viri Galilaei (Gowers)
Hymn: Christ Triumphant (Guiting Power) Te Deum (Vaughan Williams)
Organ Voluntary: Transports de Joie (Messiaen)
Organist and master of the music David Hill. Assistant master of the music Stephen Farr.


Music: David Hill.
Music: Stephen Farr.

: In Tune

Graham Vick talks to Sean Rafferty as he embarks on performances of the Mozart-Da Ponte trilogy of operas for Glyndebourne. Music includes Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet
Fantasy Overture and Saint-Saens's Cello Concerto No 1.


Talks: Graham Vick
Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Mozart-Da Ponte

: Performance on 3

Clocks and Clouds
LIVE From the Royal Festival Hall, London, introduced by Natalie Wheen.
Emmanuel Pahud (flute), Heinz Holliger (oboe), Sybille Ehlert (soprano), Philharmonia, conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen
Debussy La Mer
Ugeti Concerto for Flute and Oboe
8.15 Ligeti Interpreted
Anthony Burton talks to people closely associated with Ligeti about the unique character of his music.
8.35 Ugeti Mysteries of the Macabre
Stravinsky Petrushka (1947 version)


Introduced By: Natalie Wheen.
Flute: Emmanuel Pahud
Flute: Heinz Holliger
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Conductor: Debussy La Mer
Talks: Anthony Burton
Unknown: Stravinsky Petrushka

: Postscript

Role Play
The third of five conversations with actors and singers.
Tonight, Dame Gwyneth Jones and Zoe Wanamaker on Electra.


Unknown: Dame Gwyneth Jones
Unknown: Zoe Wanamaker

: The Piano

The Piano and Childhood
Piers Lane introduces piano music inspired by childhood. Kathryn Stott (piano)
Schumann Melodie (Album for the Young)
Bartok For Children (Volume 2, selection)
Kabalevsky A Sad Little Tale (Children's Pieces)
Tchaikovsky Album for the Young (excerpts)
Kabalevsky Snow Storm (Children's Pieces)
Schumann Winterzeit 1; Winterzeit 2
(Album for the Young)
Lutoslawski Folk Melodies
Prokofiev Music for Children, Op 65 (excerpts)
Debussy Children's 's Corner Producer Chris Wines
Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Introduces: Piers Lane
Piano: Kathryn Stott
Piano: Schumann Melodie
Unknown: Tchaikovsky Album

: Night Waves

In 1948, the UN General Assembly devoted more than 80 sessions to drafting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the final text contained 30 articles and 26 separate rights. But 50 years on, are they worth the paper they are written on? Patrick Wright chairs a debate on the aspirations of the original declaration and its achievements. Contributors include
Ursula Owen , editor of the magazine Index on Censorship, Michael Ignatieff and Conor Gearty. Producer Lore Windemuth


Unknown: Patrick Wright
Unknown: Ursula Owen
Unknown: Michael Ignatieff
Unknown: Conor Gearty.

: Jazz Notes

Count Basie Week
Digby Fairweather introduces the Count Basie Orchestra in concert at
London's Ronnie Scott 's club.


Introduces: Digby Fairweather
Unknown: Ronnie Scott

: Composer of the Week: Hummel

With David Byers.
Trumpet Concerto in E
Hakan Hardenberger , Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Neville Marriner Piano Concerto in B minor
Stephen Hough , English Chamber
Orchestra, conductor Bryden Thomson Repeated from last Wednesday


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

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Brahms Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat Victor Schioler , Royal Danish Orchestra/Carl von Garaguly
Symphony No 3 in F Danish NRSO, conductor Albert Wolff
2.35 CPE Bach Violin Sonata in B minor, Wq76 Les Adieux
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 Lars-Erik Larsson Pastoral
Suite CBC Vancouver Orchestra, conductor Mario Bernardi
4.40 Couperin Twelfth Concert for Two Viols (Le Gouts Reunis) Violes Esgales
5.05 Massenet Et Je Sais Votre
Norn; Nous Vivrons a Paris (Manon) Lynne Fortin (soprano),
Richard Margison (tenor), Quebec Symphony Orchestra, conductor Simon Streatfield
5.30 Szymanowski String Quartet No 2 Silesian Quartet
5.45 Gottlieb Symphonie a Grand Orchestre Concerto Koln


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Victor Schioler
Conductor: Albert Wolff
Conductor: Mario Bernardi
Unknown: Violes Esgales
Unknown: Je Sais Votre
Unknown: Nous Vivrons
Soprano: Lynne Fortin
Soprano: Richard Margison
Conductor: Simon Streatfield

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