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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with music and arts news. Music this morning includes
Bernstein's Chichester Psalms sung by the Choir of King's College, Cambridge, conductor
Stephen Cleobury , at 6.40; Biber's Laetatus Sum at 7.10; and to end the programme Borodin's Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor played by the Kirov Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Valery Gergievat at 8.45.


Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Conductor: Valery Gergievat

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Bizet Suite: Jeux d'Enfants
Toulouse Capitole Orchestra, conductor Michel Plasson
9.14 Chopin Ballade No 4 in F minor, Op 52
Alfred Cortot (piano)
9.25 Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez Carlos Bonell (guitar),
Montreal Symphony Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit
9.58 Verdi Te Deum
Monteverdi Choir, Orchestre
Révolutionnaire et Romantique, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
10.15 Beethoven Piano Trio in D, Op 70 No 1 (Ghost)
Ithzak Perlman (violin), Lynn Harrell (cello), Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano).


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Michel Plasson
Conductor: Chopin Ballade
Piano: Alfred Cortot
Guitar: Carlos Bonell
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Violin: Ithzak Perlman
Violin: Lynn Harrell
Cello: Vladimir Ashkenazy

: Artist of the Week

Gundula Janowltz
Hailed as one of the finest Strauss singers of her generation, Gundula Janowitz talks to Joan Bakewell about the composer and his love affair with the soprano voice. She also explains why she thinks
Strauss's Four Last Songs were written for men.


Unknown: Gundula Janowltz
Talks: Gundula Janowitz
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Sound Stories

Musical Correspondents
The French writer Romain Rolland was an enthusiastic advocate of and perceptive commentator on the music of Richard Strauss. From his letters it is clear he thought of Strauss as the successor to Wagner, the embodiment of a thrusting new spirit in German music. But his admiration was tinged with a streak of distaste and anxiety - for the man, his manners and certain aspects of the music he loved so much. The programme includes excerpts from:
Also Sprach Zarathustra
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conductor Georg Solti Sinfonia Domestica
Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Wolfgang Sawallisch Elektra
Birgit Nilsson (soprano), Vienna
Philharmonic, conductor Georg Solti Salome
Karen Huffstodt (soprano), Lyon Opera, conductor Kent Nagano


Unknown: Romain Rolland
Unknown: Richard Strauss.
Conductor: Georg Solti
Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch
Soprano: Birgit Nilsson
Conductor: Georg Solti
Soprano: Karen Huffstodt

: Composer of the Week: Thea Musgrave

Thea Musgrave has been largely concerned with the theatricality inherent in music, and her early ventures in concerto form introduced the notion of "space music", with soloists moving around the orchestra. Brian Morton talks to the composer about her concern to convey the dramatic aspects of music within an abstract framework.
Clarinet Concerto
Victoria Soames ,
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the Composer Horn Concerto
Barry Tuckwell ,
Scottish National Orchestra, conducted by the Composer
Repeated next Tuesday 12 midnight


Unknown: Thea Musgrave
Talks: Brian Morton
Unknown: Victoria Soames
Unknown: Barry Tuckwell

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Bath International Music Festival
The second of five concerts, introduced by Chris de Souza.
Concordia perform works interspersed with poetry by Glyn Maxwell.
Christopher Tye Rachells Weepinge Thomas Weelkes Lachrimae Pavan
Robert Johnson A Knell of Johnson
Richard Sumarte
Lachrimae Christopher Tye Crye
Tobias Hume Captain Hume's Lamentations
William Lawes Consort Set in C minor


Introduced By: Chris de Souza.
Unknown: Glyn Maxwell.
Unknown: Rachells Weepinge
Unknown: Lachrimae Pavan
Unknown: Robert Johnson
Unknown: Richard Sumarte
Unknown: Christopher Tye Crye
Unknown: Tobias Hume
Unknown: William Lawes

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Conductors Andrew Davis and Janos
Furst, Nadja Salemo-Sonnenberg (violin) Stravinsky Pulcinella
Shostakovich Violin Concerto No 1
Sibelius Symphony No 2


Conductors: Andrew Davis
Violin: Nadja Salemo-Sonnenberg
Violin: Stravinsky Pulcinella

: Voices

Jallhouse Blues lain Burnside goes behind bars with a mix of songs about prison, of all styles and ages.
Producer Adam Gatehouse


Producer: Adam Gatehouse

: Music Machine

Did dynamics define the keyboard? Tommy Pearson investigates the different sounds produced by Broadwood and Steinway pianos.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty continues his. beginner's guide to 21st-century technology with a look at the confusing world of digital television. What will be on offer to channel-hopping classical music lovers in the next millennium, and how much will they have to pay for it? Music includes Faure's Pavane and Mozart's Clarinet Concerto, plus arts news is broadcast at 7.00.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

A concert recorded earlier this month at the Barbican, London.
Stockholm Chamber Orchestra, director Christian Zacharias (piano) Haydn Symphony No 86 in D
Mozart Piano Concerto No 25 in C,
K503; Symphony No 38 in D, K504 (Prague)


Piano: Christian Zacharias

: Postscript

Sleeping on a Volcano
Personal European views on the legacy of 1848. After the dramatic events of the Paris uprisings in the spring of 1848, only a handful of countries resisted the call to revolt.
Gearoid 0 Tuathaigh explains how, despite famine, desperate poverty and political frustrations, revolution was averted in Ireland.

: Distant Contemporaries

This programme features works which were written within years of each other, yet they belong to different worlds.
Ruth Crouch (violin), Ursula Smith (cello), Peter Donohoe (piano), James Clark (violin),
Catherine Marwood (viola)
Elgar Piano Quintet in A minor
Ravel Sonata for Violin and Cello


Violin: Ruth Crouch
Violin: Ursula Smith
Cello: Peter Donohoe
Violin: James Clark
Viola: Catherine Marwood

: Night Waves

George Eliot portrayed the Dominican monk and politician Savonarola as a man led astray by the power of his own rhetoric, but 500 years after his death how do modern historians assess the role of one of the most intriguing characters of Renaissance Florence? Richard Coles investigates. Plus new poetry from one of Poland's finest living writers, Adam Zagajewski.
Producer Rebecca Stratford


Unknown: George Eliot
Unknown: Richard Coles
Unknown: Adam Zagajewski.
Producer: Rebecca Stratford

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather continues the conversation with John Dankworth.


Unknown: Digby Fairweather
Unknown: John Dankworth.

: Composer of the Week: Vivaldi

Despite his international reputation as a composer, Vivaldi spent much of his life teaching the orphaned girls of the Ospedale della Pieta, turning their orchestra into one of Vienna's greatest crowd-pleasers.
Andrew Manze introduces some of the music he wrote for them.
Sonata al Santo Sepolcro , RV130 Purcell Quartet
Stabat Mater in F minor, RV621 Andreas Scholl (countertenor), Ensemble 415, director Chiara Banchini
Sinfonia al Santo Sepolcro , RV169 L'Europa Galante, director Fabio Biondi
Gloria in D, RV589
Soloists, Taverner Choir and Players, conductor Andrew Parrott Repeated from last Tuesday


Introduces: Andrew Manze
Unknown: Santo Sepolcro
Unknown: Stabat Mater
Unknown: Andreas Scholl
Director: Chiara Banchini
Unknown: Santo Sepolcro
Director: Fabio Biondi
Soloists: Taverner Choir
Conductor: Andrew Parrott

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Barry Wordsworth
Bacewicz Concerto for String Orchestra Lutoslawski Symphony No 1
1.40 Kozeluch Trio in G minor Haydn Trio in E minor, H XV 12 Trio 1790
2.15 Handel Music for the Royal
Fireworks Collegium Aureum Kraus Symphony in C minor Concerto Koln
3.00 Brahms Four Piano Pieces, Op 119
Robert Silverman
3.25 Bruckner Symphony No 2 in C minor Saarbrucken RSO, conductor Hiroshi Wakasugi
4.30 Dautrecourt Concert a Deux
Violes (Le Tombeau des Regrets) Susie Nappe and Margaret Little
4.40 Faure Suite: Pelleas et
Melisande CBC Vancouver Orchestra, conductor Mario Bernardi
5.05 Purcell King Arthur (excerpts) Nancy Argenta (soprano), CBC Vancouver Orchestra, conductor Monica Huggett
5.25 Moreno-Torroba La Marchenera
Madrid Ensemble
5.45 Brahms Intermezzo in A, Op 118 No 2 Jane Coop (piano)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Unknown: Handel Music
Unknown: Robert Silverman
Conductor: Hiroshi Wakasugi
Unknown: Susie Nappe
Unknown: Margaret Little
Conductor: Mario Bernardi
Soprano: Nancy Argenta
Conductor: Monica Huggett

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