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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with music to start the day and news from the arts world, including a review of the new production of Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte at Glyndebourne. Music includes Schubert's Die Forelle sung by Ian Bostridge at 6.00; Elgar's
Serenade for Strings played by the ASMF, conductor Neville Marriner , at
7.30; and Bach's Concerto in Ffor Harpsichord and Two Recorders played by Trevor Pinnock , Philip Pickett and Rachel Beckett with the English Concert after the arts news at 8.20.


Sung By: Ian Bostridge
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Played By: Trevor Pinnock
Played By: Philip Pickett
Played By: Rachel Beckett

: Masterworks

With Penny Gore.
Bartok Dance Suite Budapest Festival Orchestra/Ivan Fischer
9.17 Mozart Ave Verum Corpus, K618 Amsterdam Baroque Choir and Orchestra, conductor Ton Koopman
9.21 Beethoven Piano Trio in E flat,
Op 38 Beaux Arts Trio
10.05 Stravinsky Symphony in Three MovementsColumbia Symphony
Orchestra, conducted by the Composer


Conductor: Ton Koopman
Unknown: Stravinsky Symphony

: Artist of the Week

Melvyn Tan
Having achieved spectacular success as the world's most sought-after fortepianist, Melvyn Tan recently surprised the musical world by turning to the modern piano. Today he talks to Joan Bakewell about his reasons for doing this and the challenges of playing two very different instruments.


Unknown: Melvyn Tan
Unknown: Melvyn Tan
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Sound Stories

With Peggy Reynolds. 5: Macbeth
Life's but a walking shadow, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more. Including excerpts from: Verdi Macbeth
Soloists, La Scala Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Claudio Abbado
Horovitz Glamis Thou Art
Sarah Walker (soprano), Graham Johnson (piano)
Smetana Macbeth and the Witches
Radoslav Kvapil (piano)
Massenet Scenes Dramatiques
Monte Carlo National Opera Orchestra, conductor John Eliot Gardiner


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds.
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Soprano: Sarah Walker
Piano: Graham Johnson
Piano: Smetana MacBeth
Piano: Radoslav Kvapil
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner

: Composer of the Week: Vivaldi

After Vivaldi's death in 1741, his music lay largely unperformed until this century, and his name appeared mainly in textbooks or as fuel for the Italian nationalist fire. Since the 1950s and the rediscovery of The
Four Seasons, however, the increase in his music's popularity has become almost unstoppable. Andrew Manze introduces recordings reflecting our greatly increased awareness of his music over the last 50 years.
Concerto in D minor, Op 3 No 11
NBC Symphony Orchestra/Toscanini Manchester Sonata No 4 in D,
RV755 Romanesca
Spring (The Four Seasons) (arr Chedeville) Palladian Ensemble Repeated next Friday 12 midnight


Introduces: Andrew Manze

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

From the Elmwood Hall,
Belfast. John Toal introduces a recital by Anthony Goldstone and Caroline Clemmow (piano duet), who are currently on a concert tour of Ireland.
Mozart Sonata in D, K381
Ravel Suite: Mother Goose
Philip Hood Across the Water (first broadcast)
Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio Espagnol


Introduces: Belfast. John Toal
Unknown: Anthony Goldstone
Piano: Caroline Clemmow

: The BBC Archive

Giinter Wand
As chief guest conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Giinter Wand's visits have become red-letter occasions in the orchestra's calendar. Sandy Burnett introduces performances of Mozart's Symphony No 40 and Bruckner's Symphony
No 8, with comments from some of Wand's colleagues and admirers. Producer Peter Tanner


Unknown: Giinter Wand
Introduces: Sandy Burnett
Producer: Peter Tanner

: Music Restored

Early Music Young Artists' Showcase 98
Chris de Souza introduces the third of four concerts from this year's event, given earlier this month at the Royal Academy of Music, London. Chapelle du Roi are directed by Alistair Dixon in music by Fernando de las Infantas , Alonso Lobo and Jean Richafort that might have been heard at the funeral of Philip II of Spain.
Repeated from yesterday 10pm


Introduces: Chris de Souza
Directed By: Alistair Dixon
Music By: Fernando de Las Infantas
Music By: Alonso Lobo
Music By: Jean Richafort

: Music Machine

The Indian Subcontinent
Verity Sharp discovers the musicians and composers who are at the cutting edge of Indian classical music today.


Unknown: Verity Sharp

: In Tune

With Sean Rafferty. Opera stars
Roberto Alagna and his wife Angela Gheorghiu have one of the toughest recording and performance schedules in the business. Today they discuss the demands of career, marriage, Puccini and French song. Music includes Poulenc's Les
Biches, broadcast before 7.00 and the day's arts news.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty.
Unknown: Roberto Alagna
Unknown: Angela Gheorghiu

: Performance on 3

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Chris Wines introduces a concert given last Monday in St George's, Brandon Hill , as part of the orchestra's Bristol residency. They are conducted by Charles Mackerras in a programme of romantic classics including Chopin's first piano concerto, played on a 19th-century Erard instrument by Emanuel Ax. Dvorak Czech Suite
Chopin Piano Concerto No 1 in E minor
Brahms Serenade No 1 in D


Unknown: Brandon Hill
Conducted By: Charles MacKerras
Unknown: Emanuel Ax.

: Postscript

Role Play
The last of five conversations in which actors and singers talk about playing the same character in theatrical and operatic productions.
Tonight Dame Josephine Barstow and Katharine Schlesinger on Salome.


Unknown: Dame Josephine Barstow
Unknown: Katharine Schlesinger

: Composers'Ensemble

The second of three invitation concerts devised by George Benjamin and linked to the human voice. This concert was given in March at the BBC Maida Vale studios.
Conductor Pierre-Andre Valade , ,Mary Wiegold (soprano),
Klaus Steffes-Hollander (piano) Detlev Muller-Siemens Sextet
Franco Donatoni An Angel within My Heart
Aldo Clementi
Wiegenlied Niccolo Castiglioni
Vallis Clausa Salvatore Sciarrino Due Risvegli e il Vento (BBC commission; first performance)
Gerard Grlsey Vortex Temporum 1-3


Unknown: George Benjamin
Conductor: Pierre-Andre Valade
Soprano: Mary Wiegold
Piano: Klaus Steffes-Hollander
Unknown: Aldo Clementi
Unknown: Niccolo Castiglioni
Unknown: Salvatore Sciarrino

: Le Jazz Hot

Four programmes in which Russell Davies looks at the history of jazz in France.
3: Dans les Rues d'Antibes
Emerging from the subterfuges of the Occupation, French jazz welcomes the world at the festivals of Paris and Nice. Sidney Bechet is adopted as an honorary Frenchman, and intellectual cafe society begins its curious flirtation with jazz music. Repeated from Saturday 6pm


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Sidney Bechet

: Composer of the Week: Hummel

With David Byers.
"My suspicion that he was a devout Catholic, suggested by the large crucifix in his room at Weimar, was reinforced by the opening of the Graduate, which was very orthodox and serious." (Mendelssohn, 1825) Graduale; Offertorium; Mass in £ flat
Amanda Halgrimson (soprano), Susan McAdoo (contralto), Helmut Wildhaber (tenor), Petr Mikulas (bass),
Czech Philharmonic Choir,
Vienna Academy Orchestra, conductor Martin Haselbock
Repeated from last Friday


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

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Yuri Egorov (piano) plays
Prokofiev, plus Debussy Preludes
(Book 2) Shostakovich Piano Sonata No 2, Op 61 Brahms Three Intermezzos from Op 118
2.20 George Chadwick Symphony No 2 Albany Symphony Orchestra, conductor Julius Heygi
3.00 Sibelius Six Impromptus, Op 5 Juhani Lagerspetz (piano)
3.25 Bruckner Symphony No 9 in D minor Saarbrucken Radio
Symphony Orchestra, conductor Hiroshi Wakasugi
4.35 Corelli Violin Sonata in E minor, Op 5 No 8 Tomaz Lorenz , Jerko Novek (guitar)
5.00 Rachmaninov, orch Cailliet
Prelude in C sharp minor, Op 3 No 2 Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, conductor Sergiu Commissiona
5.15 Haydn Violin Concerto No 2 in G Aladar Mozi , Bratislava Radio
Symphony Orchestra, conductor Pavel Bagin
5.40 Federico Chueca El Ano
Pasado por Agua Madrid Ensemble


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Piano: Yuri Egorov
Unknown: George Chadwick
Conductor: Julius Heygi
Conductor: Hiroshi Wakasugi
Unknown: Tomaz Lorenz
Guitar: Jerko Novek
Conductor: Sergiu Commissiona
Unknown: Aladar Mozi
Conductor: Pavel Bagin

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