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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with music and arts news. Music includes Beethoven's
Egmont Overture played by the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt , at
6.05; Britten's Young Person's
Guide to the Orchestra played by the London Philharmonic, conductor
Leonard Slatkin , after the arts news at 7.30; and Handel's Ombra Mai Fu from Xerxes performed by Janet Baker and the English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Raymond Leppard , after the 8.00 news.


Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
Unknown: Janet Baker
Conductor: Raymond Leppard

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Byrd Pavan and Galliard No 1 in C minor Glenn Gould (piano)
9.08 Mozart Symphony No 29 in A, K201
English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Benjamin Britten
9.33 Stravinsky Pastorale ; Parasha's Aria (Mavra)
Phyllis Brun-Julson (soprano), Ensemble InterContemporain, conductor Pierre Boulez
9.38 Bartok Hungarian Peasant
Songs Budapest Festival Orchestra, conductor Ivan Fischer
9.48 Schubert Divertissement a la
Hongroise, D818
Yaara Tal and Andreas Groethuysen (piano duet)
10.19 Schubert An die Laute
Peter Pears (tenor),
Benjamin Britten (piano)


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Piano: Glenn Gould
Conductor: Benjamin Britten
Conductor: Stravinsky Pastorale
Soprano: Phyllis Brun-Julson
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Conductor: Ivan Fischer
Unknown: Yaara Tal
Piano: Andreas Groethuysen
Piano: Benjamin Britten

: Artist of the Week

Joshua Bell
Although he has an established career as a concerto soloist, violinist
Joshua Bell is equally committed to the chamber music repertoire. Today, he talks to Joan Bakewell about his work as a chamber musician and his relationships with regular partners Steven Isserlis and Olli Mustonen.
Including excerpts from:
Chausson Concerto in D for Violin,
Piano and String Quartet
Shostakovich Piano Trio No 2
Ravel Piano Trio
Messiaen Quartet for the End of Time


Unknown: Joshua Bell
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Steven Isserlis
Unknown: Olli Mustonen.

: Sound Stories

Dances of Death
Richard Baker explores the music of two composers whose deaths were the result of tragic accidents. Ernest Chausson lived a quiet and relatively uneventful life. He was plagued by self-doubt, and his career was cut short by a fatal bicycle accident at the age of 44. Piano virtuoso
Charles-Valentin Alkan also suffered from a lack of self-confidence and eventually became a recluse. He died after pulling a heavy bookcase down upon himself. Including excerpts from: Alkan Grande Etude, Op 76 No 3 Laurent Martin (piano)
Alkan Funeral March for a Dead
Parrot Ensemble, conductor Raymond Lewenthal
Chausson Poeme de IAmour et de la
MerJessye Norman (soprano), Monte Carlo PO, conductor Armin Jordan Alkan Grand Sonata
Ronald Smith (piano)


Unknown: Richard Baker
Unknown: Charles-Valentin Alkan
Conductor: Raymond Lewenthal
Conductor: Chausson Poeme
Soprano: Merjessye Norman
Soprano: Monte Carlo
Conductor: Armin Jordan
Piano: Ronald Smith

: Composer of the Week: Puccini

With Daniel Snowman.
Living Dangerously. By the time of the First World War, Puccini was by far the most famous living Italian opera composer. Learning from contemporaries as varied as Debussy, Stravinsky and Lehar, he tried his hand at a Viennese-style operetta (La Rondine) and wrote an operatic triptych about death - a veristic melodrama (II Tabarro), a mystical transfiguration (Suor
Angelica) and a quickfire comedy about a disputed will (Gianni Schicchi). Repeated next Thursday 12 midnight


Unknown: Daniel Snowman.

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Toby Spence (tenor) and Roger Vignoles (piano) perform songs by Schubert and Strauss, and Britten's Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo. Repeat


Tenor: Toby Spence
Tenor: Roger Vignoles

: The BBC Orchestras

Ulster Orchestra
Conductors Kenneth Montgomery, Adrian Leaper and Jacek Kaspszyk , Mark Kaplan (violin), Colin Fleming (flute)
MacDowell Hamlet and Ophelia Menotti Violin Concerto
Grlffes Poem for Flute and Orchestra
Ginastera Variaciones Concertantes
Herbert Hero and Leander


Unknown: Adrian Leaper
Unknown: Jacek Kaspszyk
Violin: Mark Kaplan
Flute: Colin Fleming

: The Piano

Repeated from yesterday 10pm

: Music Machine

Street Music
Verity Sharp looks at the importance of Tin Pan Alley and the development of American popular music at the end of the 19th century and in the first half of the 20th.


Music: Verity Sharp

: In Tune

As a prelude to tonight's Performance on 3, Sean Rafferty talks to Andre Previn about conducting and composing your own music. And the programme celebrates the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of the Aldeburgh Festival by looking at the event's past, present and future. Music includes Britten's Simple Symphony before 7.00.


Talks: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Andre Previn

: Performance on 3

London Symphony Orchestra
A concert given last Sunday at the Barbican Centre, London.
Director Andre Previn (piano), Harolyn Blackwell (soprano) Copland Appalachian Spring
Previn Honey and Rue; Vocalise
William Schuman Symphony No 3


Piano: Andre Previn
Soprano: Harolyn Blackwell
Unknown: Previn Honey
Unknown: William Schuman

: Postscript

Sam Shepard : Live at BAC
In the fourth of five programmes recorded at Battersea Arts Centre, dramatist and actor Sam Shepard reads from work that reflects his preoccupation with the sound of language, including selections from Motel Chronicles and a scene from his play The Tooth of Crime.


Unknown: Sam Shepard
Unknown: Sam Shepard

: Mitzi Meyerson

In the first of two short recitals, the American harpsichordist
Mitzi Meyerson plays a suite of dances and characteristic pieces by the 18th-century French composer Jacques Duphly.
Next programme tomorrow 9.20pm


Harpsichordist: Mitzi Meyerson
Unknown: Jacques Duphly.

: Music Restored

A concert given last month in St
Mary's Church, Beverley, as part of the Beverley Early Music Festival. The King's Consort:
Katharina Spreckelsen (oboe/oboe d'amore), Crispian Steele-Perkins (trumpet), Simon Jones and Andrea Morris
(violins), Rona Tavior (viola), Katherine Sharman (cello), Timothy Amherst (double bass), director Robert King Producer Mark Rowlinson
Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Oboe: Katharina Spreckelsen
Unknown: Crispian Steele-Perkins
Unknown: Simon Jones
Violins: Andrea Morris
Violins: Rona Tavior
Viola: Katherine Sharman
Cello: Timothy Amherst
Director: Robert King
Producer: Mark Rowlinson

: Night Waves

Historian Joachim Schlor sifted through police, church and journalistic archives to explore the cultural landscape of the night in three great European cities. Paul Allen and guests discuss his evocative study of city life in an age of transition, Nights in the Big City: Paris, Berlin, London 1840-1930.
Plus first-night news from Scarborough, where Alan Ayckbourn directs Comic Potential, his 53rd play. Producer Julian Hale


Unknown: Joachim Schlor
Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Alan Ayckbourn
Producer: Julian Hale

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather meets Conte Condoli.


Unknown: Digby Fairweather
Unknown: Conte Condoli.

: Composer of the Week: Thea Musgrave

Throughout her career.
Thea 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 DeVaughn (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 Symphony Orchestra, conductor Peter Mark Repeated from last Thursday


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

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Lausanne CO, conductor Jesus Lopez-Cobos, Gidon Kremer (violin)
Schubert Overture in B flat; Rondo in A Wustin Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra Mozart Serenade in D,
K320 (Posthorn)
2.30 Beethoven Piano Sonata in C minor, Op 111 Richard Raymond
3.00 Schools
3.00 Music Workshop 3.20 Let's
Move! 3.40 Words Alive! 3.50 First
Steps in Drama 4.05 Listen and Write
4.30 Grieg Peer Gynt: Suite No 2
Danish NRSO/Michael Schonwandt
5.05 Bach Concerto in F minor, BWV1056 Angela Hewitt (piano),
CBC Vancouver SO/Mario Bernardi
5.25 Scarlatti Toccata in D minor
Rinaldo Alessandrini (harpsichord)
5.50 Strauss Befreit Mark Pedrotti
(baritone), Stephen Ralls (piano)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Violin: Gidon Kremer
Unknown: Richard Raymond
Piano: Angela Hewitt
Harpsichord: Rinaldo Alessandrini
Baritone: Mark Pedrotti
Baritone: Stephen Ralls

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