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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with music and arts news, including Grieg's Holberg
Suite played by the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor
Neville Marriner , at 6.05; Poulenc's homage to the 18th century - the Concert Champetre - after the 7.30 arts news; and Tallis's 40-part motet Spem in Alium sung by the Tallis Scholars at 8.05.


Conductor: Neville Marriner

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Falla Three Dances (The Three-Cornered Hat)
Montreal SO, conductor Charles Dutoit
9.14 Ravel Sonatine
Alfred Cortot (piano)
9.25 Grainger Youthful Suite
BBC PO, conductor Richard Hickox
9.52 Beethoven Piano Trio in B flat,
Op 97 (Archduke)
Alfred Cortot (piano),
Jacques Thibaud (violin), Pablo Casals (cello)


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Piano: Alfred Cortot
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Piano: Alfred Cortot
Piano: Jacques Thibaud
Violin: Pablo Casals

: Artist of the Week

Gundula Janowitz
Gundula Janowitz and Joan Bakewell discuss what Janowitz calls "the tiny world of lieder" and its demands on the performer, with music by Schubert and Hlndemith. She describes to Joan Bakewell her view of the world of Schubert, and why she feels the song cycle Das Marienleben by Hindemith is unjustly neglected.


Unknown: Gundula Janowitz
Unknown: Gundula Janowitz
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Das Marienleben

: Sound Stories

Musical Correspondents
Although the collaboration between Verdi and Arrigo Boito got off to a shaky start, the two men went on to collaborate on a rewrite of Simon
Boccanegra and on two masterpieces of Verdi's old age - Otello and Falstaff. The workings and tensions of this collaboration are revealed in their correspondence. Including excerpts from:
Aida Chorus and Orchestra of La
Scala, conductor Lorin Maazel Simon Boccanegra
Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano), Orchestra of La Scala , conductor Georg Solti Otello Luciano Pavarotti (tenor),
Chicago SO, conductor Georg Solti Falstaff Sharon Sweet (soprano), Marilyn Home (mezzo), Bavarian RSO, conductor Colin Davis


Unknown: Arrigo Boito
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Conductor: Simon Boccanegra
Soprano: Kiri Te Kanawa
Conductor: La Scala
Conductor: Georg Solti
Tenor: Otello Luciano Pavarotti
Conductor: Georg Solti
Soprano: Falstaff Sharon Sweet
Conductor: Colin Davis

: Composer of the Week: Thea Musgrave

Throughout her career, Musgrave has made an impact on the operatic stage. Brian Morton talks to the composer about her choice of operatic subjects.
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge London Sinfonietta, conducted by the Composer
Harriet, the Woman Called Moses
(excerpt) Cynthia Hayman (soprano), Alteouise DeVaughan (mezzo), Ben Holt (baritone),
Virginia Opera Association Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Peter Mark Simon Bolivar (excerpt)
Amy Johnson (soprano),
Stephen Guggenheim (tenor), Douglas Nagel (baritone), BBC Scottish SO, conductor Peter Mark
Repeated next Thursday 12 midnight


Talks: Brian Morton
Soprano: Cynthia Hayman
Baritone: Ben Holt
Conductor: Peter Mark
Conductor: Simon Bolivar
Soprano: Amy Johnson
Soprano: Stephen Guggenheim
Tenor: Douglas Nagel
Conductor: Peter Mark

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Bath International Music Festival
The fourth of five concerts, introduced by Chris de Souza. Vertavo Quartet
Haydn String Quartet in D, Op 33 No 6
Dvorak Cypresses
Nielsen String Quartet No 1 in G minor


Introduced By: Chris de Souza.

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductor Osmo Vanska, Christine Cairns (soprano)
Beethoven Symphony No 1 in C Mahler Songs of a Wayfarer Stravinsky Jeu de Cartes
Beethoven Symphony No 3 in E flat (Eroica)


Soprano: Christine Cairns
Unknown: Stravinsky Jeu

: The Piano

Transcribed for the Piano
Piers Lane introduces recordings of some of the great piano transcriptions, including
Bach, transcr Hess Jesu , Joy of Man's Desiring Myra Hess
Bach, transcr Rachmaninov Gavotte (Violin Partita in E) Philip Fowke
Mozart, transcr Volodos Rondo alia Turca
Volodos Wagner , transcr Uszt Isolde 's Liebestod
Elisabeth Leonskaja
Strauss, transcr Grainger Rosenkavalier Ramble
Ronald Stevenson
Bizet, transcr Moszkowski Chanson Bohème de I'Opera "Carmen" Seta Tanyel
Rodgers, transcr Hough My
Favourite Things Stephen Hough Repeated from yesterday 10pm


Unknown: Hess Jesu
Unknown: Myra Hess
Unknown: Philip Fowke
Unknown: Volodos Rondo
Unknown: Volodos Wagner
Unknown: Uszt Isolde
Unknown: Elisabeth Leonskaja
Unknown: Grainger Rosenkavalier Ramble
Unknown: Ronald Stevenson
Unknown: Seta Tanyel
Unknown: Stephen Hough

: Music Machine

What is loud? Everyone's idea of loud is different. Tommy Pearson explores the outer limits of sound.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty surfs the World Wide
Web and discovers that there is a lot on offer for the serious music lover.
He may be able to browse digital reference pages, download real-time audio and order his favourite CDs on line, but should he throw away his music library and buy a computer? Music includes works by Haydn and Walton and, at about 6.35,
Saint-Saens's Symphony No 2. New releases are explored after 7.00.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Introduced by Chris Wines. Emma Kirkby (soprano),
Lisa Beznosiuk (flute), Orchestra of the Age of Englightenment, director Alison Bury (violin)
Handel Overture: II Pastor Rdo
Vivaldi Flute Concerto in D, Op 10 No 3 (Goldfinch)
Handel Cantata: Tra te Fiamme;
Sweet Bird That Shun'st the Noise of Folly (L 'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato)
Telemann Concerto in G
Handel Concerto a Due Cori No 2 in F


Introduced By: Chris Wines.
Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Flute: Lisa Beznosiuk
Violin: Alison Bury

: Postscript

Sleeping on a Volcano
Personal European views on the legacy of 1848. For Poland, despite its fervent nationalist movement, the spring of 1848 followed too closely the bloodshed of its own peasant uprising of 1846, when thousands of Polish aristocrats were massacred.
Hubert Zawadzki explains how, despite resisting a full-scale revolution in 1848, Polish radicals came to lead revolts in other countries across Europe.


Unknown: Hubert Zawadzki

: Farewell to Paris

Maurizio Pollini plays some of the music performed by Chopin during his last concert in Paris in February 1848.


Unknown: Maurizio Pollini

: Music Restored

Early Music Young Artists' Showcase 98
Chris de Souza introduces the last of four concerts from this year's event, given earlier this month at the Royal Academy of Music, London. Amaryllis Ensemble
Mozart Trio in E flat, K498 (Kegelstatt) Beethoven Trio in B flat, Op 11 Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Introduces: Chris de Souza
Unknown: Beethoven Trio

: Night Waves

Spanish poet. playwright and musician Federico Garcia Lorca was assassinated on the orders of the Nationalist civil governor in the early months of the Spanish Civil War. Paul Allen discusses his life and legacy as celebrations of the anniversary prompt a series of new productions and translations. Plus news from the opening of Copenhagen. Michael Frayn's play is set in 1941, when German physicist Wemer Heinsenberg made a mysterious trip to Denmark to meet his counterpart, Niels Bohr. Producer Abigail Appleton


Musician: Federico Garcia Lorca
Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Wemer Heinsenberg
Unknown: Niels Bohr.
Producer: Abigail Appleton

: Jazz Notes

Campbell Burnap reviews new CDs.

: Composer of the Week: Vivaldi

Concerto in C, RV558; Concerto in D minor, RV540; Nulla in Mundo Pax Sincera
Repeated from last Thursday

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Spanish RSO, conductor Sergiu Commissiona Brahms Variations on a Theme of Haydn (St Antoni Chorale) Haydn Sinfonia Concertante in B flat Strauss Suite: Der Rosenkavalier
2.05 Sibelius Pensees Lyriques , Op 40; 13 Pieces, Op 76 Eero Heinonen (piano)
3.10 Brahms Symphony No 2 in D Finnish RSO, conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste
3.55 Spohr Notturno in C, Op 34 Octophoros/Paul Dombrecht
4.30 Trad Hungarian Dance
Camerata Hungarica/Laszlo Czidra
4.40 Frlgyes Hidas Harpsichord
Concerto Barbara Dobozy , Camerata Hungarica/lldiko Hegyi
5.05 Mllhaud Scaramouche James
Anagnoson and Leslie Kinton (pianos)
5.30 Boccherini Guitar Quintet in B flat, G447Quarteto Martin i Soler, Maria Esther (guitar)
5.50 Jacques Clement 0 Maria Vernans Rosa Monteverdi Choir, conductor John Eliot Gardiner


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Sergiu Commissiona Brahms
Unknown: Sibelius Pensees Lyriques
Piano: Eero Heinonen
Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Conductor: Spohr Notturno
Unknown: Barbara Dobozy
Pianos: Leslie Kinton
Unknown: G447quarteto Martin
Guitar: Maria Esther
Guitar: Jacques Clement
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner

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