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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with music and arts news, including a celebration of the life of Federico Garcia Lorca.
Poulenc's Violin Sonata was dedicated to his memory, and is played by Tasmin Little and Piers
Lane (piano) after the arts news at
7.30. Other music includes Mozart's
Horn Concerto No 4 in E flat played by Barry Tuckwell and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor
Neville Marriner , at 6.40; and Debussy's Reflets dans I'Eau piayed by pianist Zoltan Kocsis at 8.05.


Unknown: Federico Garcia Lorca.
Played By: Tasmin Little
Played By: Barry Tuckwell
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Pianist: Zoltan Kocsis

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Trad, arr Grainger I'm Seventeen Come Sunday
Ambrosian Singers, English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Benjamin Britten
9.28 Mozart Symphony No 30 in D, K202 Academy of Ancient Music, director Jaap Schroder (violin)
9.34 Tobias Hume Earle of Montgomeries Delight; The Lady of Sussex Delight
Paul Audet and Stephen Stubbs (lutes), Les Voix Humaines
10.08 Shostakovich Violin Concerto
No 1 Leonid Kogan ,
Moscow Philharmonic, conductor Kyrill Kondrashin
10.17 Chopin Barcarolle in F sharp, Op 60 Yevgeni Kissin (piano)
10.25 Trad, arr Grainger Scotch Strathspey and Reel Ambrosian Singers,
English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Benjamin Britten


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Benjamin Britten
Violin: Jaap Schroder
Violin: Tobias Hume Earle
Unknown: Paul Audet
Unknown: Stephen Stubbs
Unknown: Leonid Kogan
Conductor: Kyrill Kondrashin
Conductor: Chopin Barcarolle
Piano: Yevgeni Kissin
Conductor: Benjamin Britten

: Artist of the Week

Joshua Bell
Joan Bakewell talks to American violinist Joshua Bell about his international career and discovers which of his recordings is his favourite. Including excerpts from: Kreisler Schdn Rosmarin
Wieniawski Scherzo-Tarantella in G minor, Op 16
Schumann Violin Concerto in D minor


Unknown: Joshua Bell
Talks: Joan Bakewell
Violinist: Joshua Bell
Unknown: Kreisler Schdn Rosmarin
Unknown: Wieniawski Scherzo-Tarantella

: Sound Stories

Dances of Death
With Richard Baker. Today, two composers who were in fierce competition with each other -
Donizetti and Bellini. Bellini was always suspicious that other composers were plotting against him, and after the premiere of his opera / Puritani, he sank into a weary depression. He brooded over his conspiracy theories, and died later that year, not, as some people suggested, because he had been poisoned, but of swollen intestines and an abscess on the liver. Donizetti composed a requiem for Bellini, but not long afterwards, his own health began to deteriorate. It was syphilis which eventually caused the final paralysis and madness of Donizetti, and with so many mad scenes in his operas, it is almost as if he realised what would eventually afflict him. including excerpts from Donizetti's
Anna Bolena , Lucia di Lammermoor and Roberto Devereux , and Bellini's
Norma, Hexameron and I Puritani.


Unknown: Richard Baker.
Unknown: Anna Bolena
Unknown: Roberto Devereux

: Composer of the Week: Puccini

With Daniel Snowman.
The Final Enigma
Why did Puccini write Turandot, and why did he not finish it? Some regard Puccini's final work as the culmination of all that preceded it. Others, struck by its rhythmic intensity, imaginative harmonies and innovative orchestration, consider Puccini the first of the great operatic modernists.
Repeated next Friday 12 midnight


Unknown: Daniel Snowman.

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Elizaveta Kopelman (piano) Haydn Sonata in G, H XVI 6
Schumann Fantasiestucke, Op 12 Nos 1, 5, 6 and 7 Barber Piano Sonata, Op 26


Piano: Elizaveta Kopelman

: The BBC Archive

Paul Tortelier. Stephen Johnson introduces performances by the great French cellist Paul Tortelier. There is music from his native
France, a solo suite by Bach, and the Elgar Cello Concerto, interwoven with Tortelier in conversation. Producer Peter Tanner


Introduces: Stephen Johnson
Unknown: Paul Tortelier.
Producer: Peter Tanner

: Music Restored

Repeated from yesterday 10pm

: Music Machine

Street Music
Today, Verity Sharp is on the trail of street musicians in Cambridge. She meets Michael Copley and Ian Moore , otherwise known as the Classic Buskers, as they treat passers-by to an impromptu performance. They delve into the history of busking and find out some of the legal implications of performing music in the street.


Unknown: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Michael Copley
Unknown: Ian Moore

: In Tune

With Sean Rafferty. Best known for his imaginative jazz interpretations of Bach, acclaimed pianist Jacques Loussier has now turned his attention to the works of another brilliant but very different composer - Erik Satie. He talks to Sean Rafferty about his new departure, and the Loussier Trio play in the studio. And before 7.00, there is a selection of new CD releases.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty.
Pianist: Jacques Loussier
Unknown: Erik Satie.
Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

BBC Symphony Orchestra
A programme including Bernstein's only film score, Barber's nostalgic recollections of a summer in Knoxville, and Daugherty's homage to Superman.
Conductor Enrique Diemecke , Roberta Alexander (soprano)
Bernstein Symphonic Suite: On the Waterfront
Barber Knoxville: Summer of 1915 Michael Daugherty Metropolis
Symphony (first UK performance)


Conductor: Enrique Diemecke
Soprano: Roberta Alexander
Unknown: Michael Daugherty

: Postscript

Sam Shepard : Live at BAC
The last of five programmes recorded at Battersea Arts Centre in which dramatist and actor Sam Shepard reads from his work.
Today's selection includes a scene from his play State of Shock that offers a jaundiced salute to America's heroes.


Unknown: Sam Shepard
Unknown: Sam Shepard

: Mitzi Meyerson

Second of two harpsichord recitals. JCF Fischer Suite in E minor (Erato) Buxtehude Suite in E minor,
Georg Bohm Suite No 7 in F; Suite No 8 in F minor


Unknown: Georg Bohm

: Vaganza

This concert of works by some of the most original voices in American music was the first to be given by the ensemble Vaganza. The players are drawn from the Northern Sinfonia and are conducted by 21-year-old Han Volkov.
Penelope Walmsley-Clarke (soprano), Sinfonia Chorus, Northern Sinfonia, conductor Nan Volkov
Ives Tone Roads 1 and 3 Stefan Wolpe Chamber Piece No 1 Morton Feldman Voices and Instruments 1
Carter A Mirror on Which to Dwell
Nancarrow, arr Mikhashoff Studies Nos 1, 2 and 9 (1995)


Unknown: Han Volkov.
Soprano: Penelope Walmsley-Clarke
Conductor: Nan Volkov
Conductor: Stefan Wolpe

: The Beat of My Heart

Tony Bennett was born in 1926 and is set to star in this year's
Glastonbury Festival. In the first of four programmes, he talks to Mel Hill about his early years, and his musical director Ralph Sharon talks about a creative partnership that is now in its fifth decade.
Repeated from Saturday 5.30pm


Unknown: Tony Bennett
Talks: Ralph Sharon

: Composer of the Week Thea Musgrave

Recent works by Thea Musgrave have reflected her passionate concern with nature. Brian Morton and the composer discuss the need for the new in art, as in life.
Wild Winter
Fretwork, Red Byrd
Jonathan Kelly (oboe), Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, conductor Nicholas Kraemer Repeated from last Friday


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

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Duo Fouquet
Jean Barriere Sonata in G for Two
Cellos Mozart, arr Danzi Duos from Mozart Operas
Fouquet Suite: Solitude
2.05 Mahler Symphony No 5
McGill SO, conductor Timothy Vernon
3.15 Brahms Eight Piano Pieces, Op 76 Robert Silverman
4.00 Bach Singet dem Herm,
BWV225 Soloists and Choir of Swiss
Italian Radio, Ensemble Vanitas, conductor Diego Fasolis
4.20 Saint-Saens Cello Concerto in A minor Shauna Rolston , Calgary PO, conductor Mario Bernardi
5.05 Bach Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in 0 minor, BWV903 Andreas Staier (harpsichord)
5.15 Piazzolla Prelude, Fugue and Divertimento
Musica Camerata Montreal
5.35 Kajanus Rhapsody No 1
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leif Segerstam


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Danzi Duos
Conductor: Timothy Vernon
Unknown: Robert Silverman
Conductor: Diego Fasolis
Unknown: Shauna Rolston
Conductor: Mario Bernardi
Harpsichord: Andreas Staier
Conductor: Leif Segerstam

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