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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with music and arts news, including a review of Michael Frayn 's new play Copenhagen, which opened at the Cottesloe Theatre in London last night. Music includes Debussy's Chansons de Charles d'Orleans sung by the Monteverdi
Choir, conductor John Eliot Gardiner , at 6.50; Elgar's Introduction and Allegro after the arts news at 7.30; and Leoncavallo's Vesti la Giubba from I Pagliacci sung by Luciano Pavarotti at 8.05.


Unknown: Michael Frayn
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Sung By: Luciano Pavarotti

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Glazunov Autumn (The Seasons) Minnesota Orchestra, conductor Edo de Waart
9.14 Beethoven Variations on an Original Theme, Op 44
Itzhak Perlman (violin), Lynn Harrell (cello), Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
9.28 Walton Orb and Sceptre City of Birmingham Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Louis Fremaux
9.36 Schumann Carnaval
Alfred Cortot (piano)
10.00 Purcell My Beloved Spake Taverner Consort and Players, conductor Andrew Parrott
10.12 Britten Four Sea Interludes
(Peter Grimes )
LSO, conducted by the Composer


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Edo de Waart
Violin: Itzhak Perlman
Violin: Lynn Harrell
Cello: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Conductor: Louis Fremaux
Conductor: Schumann Carnaval
Piano: Alfred Cortot
Conductor: Andrew Parrott
Unknown: Peter Grimes

: Artist of the Week

Gundula Janowitz
Gundula Janowitz talks to Joan
Bakewell about the concert platform and oratorio. How are they different from opera? How does it feel to sit in front of an audience, orchestra and chorus for almost an hour before standing to sing the enormously demanding solo in Brahms's German Requiem? The programme also includes music by Bach, Beethoven and Haydn.


Unknown: Gundula Janowitz
Talks: Gundula Janowitz

: Sound Stories

Musical Correspondents
The early careers of Stravinsky and Ernest Ansermet went more or less hand in hand. Ansermet was one of the first to recognise Stravinsky's maverick musical genius, and conducted more performances of his music than anyone else. The two men corresponded for over 50 years, and their friendship survived a quarrel in the late 1930s. The programme includes excerpts from works premiered by Ansermet, including: Mass Westminster Cathedral Choir, conductor James O'Donnell
Suite: The Firebird
LSO, conductor Claudio Abbado


Unknown: Ernest Ansermet
Conductor: James O'Donnell
Conductor: Claudio Abbado

: Composer of the Week: Thea Musgrave

Recent works by Thea Musgrave have reflected her passionate concern for nature. Brian Morton and the composer reflect on the cycle of the seasons and discuss the need for the new in art, as in life. Wild Winter
Fretwork, Red Byrd Helios
Jonathan Kelly (oboe), Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, conductor Nicholas Kraemer Repeated next Friday 12 midnight


Unknown: Thea Musgrave
Unknown: Brian Morton
Oboe: Jonathan Kelly
Conductor: Nicholas Kraemer

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Bath International Music Festival
The last of five concerts introduced by Chris de Souza. Paul Lewis (piano)
Brahms Ballades , Op 10
Haydn Piano Sonata in D, H XVI 37 Schubert Fantasy in C, D760 (Wanderer)


Introduced By: Chris de Souza.
Piano: Paul Lewis
Piano: Brahms Ballades

: The BBC Archive

The BBC Accompanists
Gordon Stewart recalls the work of Paul Hamburger , Clifton Helliwell ,
Josephine Lee , Ernest Lush , Wilfred Parry , Frederick Stone and Viola Tunnard , all of whom at various times were on the full-time staff of the BBC, employed to partner guest singers and instrumentalists who came to the studios to broadcast.
The programme also includes reminiscences from Paul Hamburger , the last pianist to be engaged in this capacity.
Producer Peter Tanner


Accompanists: Gordon Stewart
Unknown: Paul Hamburger
Unknown: Clifton Helliwell
Unknown: Josephine Lee
Unknown: Ernest Lush
Unknown: Wilfred Parry
Unknown: Frederick Stone
Viola: Tunnard
Unknown: Paul Hamburger
Producer: Peter Tanner

: 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. The Amaryllis Ensemble perform chamber music for clarinet, fortepiano and strings.
Mozart Trio in E flat, K498 (Kegelstatt) Beethoven Trio in B flat, Op 11 Repeated from yesterday 10pm


Introduces: Chris de Souza
Unknown: Beethoven Trio

: Music Machine

Dynamics are crucial to electronic music. Jonty Harrison opens up the world of electro-acoustic music to
Tommy Pearson.


Music: Jonty Harrison
Unknown: Tommy Pearson.

: In Tune

To close the week of programmes exploring new technology, Sean Rafferty composes a mighty symphonic score without ever needing a symphony orchestra.
Using a computer, he is joined by composer and broadcaster
Mark Russell to explore the world of digital music making. Music includes works by Handel and Gershwin, and Mendelssohn's Hebrides overture.
Plus, at about 6.55, Rafferty's Op 1 (The Digital)


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Mark Russell

: Performance on 3

Sweeney Todd : the Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Opera North's highly acclaimed production of Stephen Sondheim 's musical thriller, setting Christopher Bond 's adaptation of Hugh Wheeler 's book. Sweeney returns from years of hard labour in Australia to wreak vengeance on the man who had him unjustly convicted. But his revenge soon extends to as many of the citizens of London as he can kill, ably assisted by the inventive pie-shop owner Mrs Lovett. This semi-staged concert performance was given in March in the Queen Elizabeth Hall , London. Introduced by Geoffrey Smith.
Chorus of Opera North,
English Northern Philharmonia, conductor James Holmes
8.30 Villainy or Vengeance?
Tonight's Sweeney, Stephen Page , talks to Geoffrey Smith about the role of Sweeney and Sondheim's black humour.
8.35 Act 2


Unknown: Sweeney Todd
Unknown: Stephen Sondheim
Unknown: Christopher Bond
Unknown: Hugh Wheeler
Unknown: Mrs Lovett.
Unknown: Queen Elizabeth Hall
Introduced By: Geoffrey Smith.
Conductor: James Holmes
Talks: Stephen Page
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Sweeney Todd: Steven Page (baritone)
Mrs Lovett: Beverley Klein (contralto)
Anthony Hope: Daniel Broad (baritone)
Johanna: Lucy Schaufer (mezzo)
Beggar woman: Gillian Kirkpatrick (mezzo)
Judge Turpin: Malcolm Rivers (baritone)
Beadle: Stephen Briggs (tenor)
Tobias Ragg: Christopher Saunders (tenor)
Pirelli: Adrian Thompson (tenor)

: Postscript

Sleeping on a Volcano
Personal European views on the legacy of 1848. A new map of Europe was drawn up after the events of 1848, as independent regions became nation states. A century and a half later it is regionalism, not nationalism, that is testing Europe's borders. As calls for regional independence in Italy grow louder, Dacia Maraini offers a timely review of the building of the state of Italy.


Unknown: Dacia Maraini

: London Sinfonietta

The last of three invitation concerts devised by George Benjamin and linked with the human voice features recent works from Italy and France and a classic American work from the 1960s.
Michael Thompson (horn), Phillip Eastop (horn), Susan Narucki (soprano), London Sinfonietta, conductor James Wood
Ivan Fedele Duo en Resonance (first UK performance)
Tristan Murail L 'Esprit des Dunes David Del-Tredici Syzygy


Unknown: George Benjamin
Horn: Michael Thompson
Horn: Phillip Eastop
Horn: Susan Narucki
Conductor: James Wood
Conductor: Ivan Fedele Duo
Unknown: Tristan Murail
Unknown: David Del-Tredici Syzygy

: Le Jazz Hot

Repeated from Saturday 6pm

: Composer of the Week: Vivaldi

Andrew Manze introduces recordings reflecting our greatly increased awareness of Vivaldi's music over the last 50 years.
Concerto in D minor, Op 3 No 11
NBC SO, conductor Arturo Toscanini Manchester Sonata No 4 in D, RV755 Romanesca
Spring (The Four Seasons) (an Chedeville)
Palladian Ensemble
Repeated from last Friday


Introduces: Andrew Manze
Conductor: Arturo Toscanini

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Handel Partenope
La Petite Bande , conductor Sigiswald Kuijken
4.20 Mozart String Quartet in G, K387 Orford Quartet
5.00 Shostakovich Cello Sonata, Op 40 Desmond Hoebig , Andrew Tunis (piano)
5.35 Schumann Konzertstuck in F,
Op 86 Kurt Kellan , John Ramsay ,
William Robson and Laurie Metiation
(horns), Calgary Philharmonic, conductor Mario Bernardi


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Handel Partenope
Conductor: La Petite Bande
Unknown: Desmond Hoebig
Piano: Andrew Tunis
Piano: Schumann Konzertstuck
Unknown: Kurt Kellan
Unknown: John Ramsay
Unknown: William Robson
Horns: Laurie Metiation
Conductor: Mario Bernardi
Partenope: Krisztina Laki (soprano)
Rosmira: Helga Muller Mollinari(contralto)
Arsace: Rene Jacobs (countertenor)
Armindo: John York Skinner (countertenor)
Emilio: Martyn Hill (tenor)
Ormonte: Stephen Varcoe (bass)

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