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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with music and arts news, including a report on Birmingham Royal Ballet's celebration of Ninette de Valois's centenary, followed by music from Swan Lake. Poutenc's Concerto for Organ, Strings and Timpani is performed by Peter Hurford and the Philharmonia, conductor
Charles Dutoit , at 6.30; and, after the 7.00 news, pianist Glenn Gould plays Bach.


Unknown: Peter Hurford
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Pianist: Glenn Gould

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
William Lawes Suite in F
Fretwork, Paul Nicholson (organ)
9.12 Mozart Symphony No 28 in C, K200 ASMF, conductor Neville Marriner
9.30 Mendelssohn Prelude and Fugue in E minor, Op 35 No 1 Murray Perahia (piano)
9.39 Szymanowski Litany to the Virgin Mary
Elizbieta Szmytka (soprano), City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle
9.47 JC Bach Wind Symphony No 2 in B flat Consortium Classicum
10.25 Britten Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge
English Chamber Orchestra, conducted by the Composer


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: William Lawes
Unknown: Paul Nicholson
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Piano: Murray Perahia
Unknown: Virgin Mary
Soprano: Elizbieta Szmytka
Conductor: Simon Rattle

: Artist of the Week

Joshua Bell
Violinist Joshua Bell talks to Joan
Bakewell about his career as a concerto soloist, which began when he was only 14. He describes his interest in composition and introduces the cadenza he wrote for the Brahms violin concerto. Including excerpts from concertos by Wieniawski and Walton.

: Sound Stories

Dances of Death
With Richard Baker. During the First World War, many young English composers were killed in action and a whole generation of talent was cut down in its prime. One of the most famous was George Butterworth , who died in the trenches at Pozieres in August 1916, barely a month after his 31st birthday. Although he originally pursued a career in law, music took up more and more of his time, and in 1910 he went to study at the Royal College of Music. But it was his meeting with Vaughan Williams that made all the difference to his career. Including excerpts from: Butterworth The Banks of Green
Willow; A Shropshire Lad
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, conductor Grant Llewellyn Holst Mars (The Planets) London Philharmonic, conductor Hilary Davan Wetton
Vaughan Williams Symphony No 3 (Pastoral) (Excerpt)
LSO, conductor Andre Previn


Unknown: Richard Baker.
Unknown: George Butterworth
Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
Conductor: Holst Mars
Conductor: Hilary Davan Wetton
Conductor: Andre Previn

: Composer of the Week: Puccini

With Daniel Snowman.
Exotica, Erotica. Puccini enjoyed the challenge of placing each of his operas in a different time or place from his own and was especially stimulated by setting his love stories in what were to him exotic locations - such as fin-de-siècle Japan or California during the gold rush. As a composer, he was constantly setting himself new artistic goals.
Elsewhere, he also liked to master the latest kind of motor boat or automobile, despite a serious crash that left him with a lifelong limp. Repeated next Wednesday 12 midnight


Unknown: Daniel Snowman.

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Alexandre Rozhdestvensky (violin), Walter Delahunt (piano)
Bartok Violin Sonata No 1
Stravinsky Suite Italienne Repeat


Violin: Alexandre Rozhdestvensky
Piano: Walter Delahunt

: The BBC Orchestras

Ulster Orchestra
Conductors Nicholas Braithwaite ,
Niklas Willen , Grant Llewellyn and John Lubbock , Philip Martin and Philip Fowke (piano soloists)
Copland Music for the Theater Menotti Piano Concerto in F
Philip Glass Company; Akhnaten Dances Bernstein Fancy Free


Conductors: Nicholas Braithwaite
Conductors: Niklas Willen
Conductors: Grant Llewellyn
Conductors: John Lubbock
Unknown: Philip Martin

: Choral Evensong

From Southwell Minster.
Introit: O Lord, Give Thy Holy Spirit (Tallis)
Responses (Shephard)
Office Hymn: Rejoice the Year upon Its Way (Gonfalon Royal)
Psalm 18 (Cutler, Turle, Hopkins)
First Lesson: Wisdom 9
Canticles: Gloucester Service (Howells)
Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 3
Anthem: The Spirit of the Lord (Elgar)
Hymn: Come, Holy Ghost (Veni Creator, mode 8)
Organ Voluntary: Choral Varie sur le Theme du "Veni Creator" (Durufle)
Organist and rector chori: Paul Hale
Assistant organist: Philip Rushforth


Director: Paul Hale.
Organist: Philip Rushforth.

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty talks to leading American choreographer
Trisha Brown as she makes her debut as an opera director with a new production of Monteverdi's Orfeo in collaboration with conductor Rene
Jacobs. Music includes Mozart's
Sonata in D for Piano Duet, K381, performed by Martha Argerich and Alexandre Rabinovitch before 6.00, and Bartok's Violin Concerto No 1 performed by David Oistrakh before the 7.00 arts news.


Talks: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Trisha Brown
Unknown: Martha Argerich
Unknown: Alexandre Rabinovitch
Unknown: David Oistrakh

: Performance on 3

Side by Side by.... Leonard Bernstein A celebration of the stage works of Leonard Bernstein , presented from the stage of the Palace Theatre, London, by Denis Quilley.
Sally Burgess , Rebecca Caine , Karl Daymond and Tracey Welborn
(singers), BBC Singers, BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor John Mauceri
Excerpts from Candide, On the Town, Trouble in Tahiti, West Side Story, Wonderful Town and 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
During the interval, conductor John Mauceri talks to Denis Quilley.


Unknown: Leonard Bernstein
Unknown: Leonard Bernstein
Unknown: Denis Quilley.
Unknown: Sally Burgess
Unknown: Rebecca Caine
Unknown: Karl Daymond
Singers: Tracey Welborn
Conductor: John Mauceri
Conductor: John Mauceri
Unknown: Denis Quilley.

: Postscript

Sam Shepard : Uve at BAC
In the third of five readings from his work, dramatist and actor
Sam Shepard draws on his career as a film actor for material that is both farcical and tragic. In selections from Cruising Paradise and Motel
Chronicles, he reflects on whether the movies are more meaningful than life - or devoid of meaning altogether.


Unknown: Sam Shepard
Unknown: Sam Shepard

: The Piano

Mozart's Piano. Piers Lane travels to
Salzburg and reflects on how attitudes to Mozart's piano music have developed. The programme includes a specially recorded performance on Mozart's own original grand piano. Mozart Fantasia in D minor, K397
Wolfgang Brunner
Mozart, arr Grieg Sonata in C, K545 (1st mvt) Elisabeth Leonskaja and Sviatoslav Richter (pianos)
Mozart Adagio in B minor, K540 Murray Perahia
Piano Sonata in A minor, K310 (3rd mvt) Artur Schnabel
Piano Sonata in E flat, K282 Mitsuko Uchida
Piano Sonata in A, K331 (3rd mvt) Alfred Brendel
Producer Chris Wines. Rptd tomorrow 4pm


Piano: Mozart Fantasia
Unknown: Wolfgang Brunner
Unknown: Elisabeth Leonskaja
Pianos: Sviatoslav Richter
Pianos: Mozart Adagio
Piano: Artur Schnabel
Unknown: Alfred Brendel
Producer: Chris Wines.

: Night Waves

From the Barbican Centre,
London, presented by Patrick Wright. On the bill, a first-night review of Monteverdi's Orfeo and reaction to The Warhol
Look: Glamour, Style, Fashion in the Barbican Art Gallery. And as Cormac McCarthy publishes the final volume of the Border Trilogy, a discussion on the enduring appeal of the wilderness in American literature and mythology.
Producer Rebecca Stratford


Presented By: Patrick Wright.
Unknown: Cormac McCarthy
Producer: Rebecca Stratford

: Jazz Notes

Part 2 of the Oliver Jones Trio concert.


Unknown: Oliver Jones Trio

: Composer of the Week: Thea Musgrave

From One to Another; Viola Concerto; Narcissus
Repeated from last Wednesday

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Finnish RSO/Leif Segerstam Segerstam Impressions of Norway Strauss An Alpine Symphony
2.15 Bemhard van den Sigtenhorst Meyer Piano Sonata No 2 David Kuyken
2.45 Organ music by Frescobaldl, performed by Peter van Dijk
3.00 Schools
3.00 Time and Tune 3.20 Together
3.40 Dance Workshop 4.00 Counting Time 4.10 History 9-11
4.30 Paganini Terzetto Concertante in D Amsterdam String Trio, Susanne Mebes (guitar)
5.00 Johann Strauss (son) Annina:
Wine, Women and Song: Sans-Souci: By Telephone Austrian RSO/Peter Guth
5.20 Salnt-Saens Oboe Sonata in D, Op 166 Roger Cole,
Linda Lee Thomas (piano)
5.45 Mendelssohn Overture: Calm
Sea and Prosperous Voyage
Winnipeg SO/Kazuhiro Koizumi


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: David Kuyken
Unknown: Peter van Dijk
Guitar: Susanne Mebes
Guitar: Johann Strauss

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