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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with music and arts news, including Sibelius's Finlandia played by the Pittsburgh SO, conductor Lorin Maazel , at 6.50; Bach's Violin Concerto in E, BWV1042, played by Jeanne Lamon and Tafelmusik at
7.05; and Johann Strauss (son)'s
Tales from the Vienna Woods played by the Vienna PO, conductor
Willi Boskovsky , after the arts news at 8.20. Producer Brian Jackson


Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Played By: Jeanne Lamon
Played By: Johann Strauss
Conductor: Willi Boskovsky
Producer: Brian Jackson

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday , continuing the series of Mozart symphonies and featuring performances by the Cleveland Orchestra.
Mozart Symphony No 31 in D, K297 (Paris) Academy of Ancient Music, director Jaap Schroder
9.17 Faure Dolly Suite
Jean-Philippe Collard and Bruno Rigutto (piano duet)
9.32 Georges Onslow String Quintet in C C minor, Op 38 (The Bullet) L'Archibudelli,
Smithsonian Chamber Players
9.58 Walton Symphony No 2
Cleveland Orchestra/George Szell Producer Tony Cheevers


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Director: Jaap Schroder
Unknown: Jean-Philippe Collard
Piano: Bruno Rigutto
Producer: Tony Cheevers

: Artist of the Week

Pierre Boulez
Pierre Boulez stands prominently among the leading musicians of the century. As a composer, conductor and champion of the modernist cause, his influence on the postwar musical landscape has been immense. He talks to Joan Bakewell about the beginnings of his spectacular career.


Unknown: Pierre Boulez
Unknown: Pierre Boulez
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Sound Stories

Great Singers
With Peggy Reynolds. When Nellie Melba died in 1931, her body lay in state. Crowds lined the streets to pay their last respects to a lady whose voice had enchanted millions and who claimed to have put Australia on the map. Music includes:
Verdi Caro Nome (Rigoletto)
Nellie Melba (soprano), orchestra, conductor Walter B Rogers
Balfe / Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble
Halls (The Bohemian Girl) Joan Sutherland (soprano),
LSO, conductor Richard Bonynge Gounod Je Veux Vivre (Romeo et Juliette)
Mirella Freni (soprano), Paris Opera Orchestra, conductor Alain Lombard
Puccini Vissi d'Arte (Tosca) Nellie Melba (soprano), New Symphony Orchestra, conductor Landon Ronald
Producer Tony Sellors


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds.
Unknown: Nellie Melba
Unknown: Verdi Caro
Soprano: Nellie Melba
Conductor: Walter B Rogers
Soprano: Joan Sutherland
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Soprano: Mirella Freni
Conductor: Alain Lombard
Conductor: Puccini Vissi D'Arte
Soprano: Nellie Melba
Conductor: Landon Ronald
Producer: Tony Sellors

: Composer of the Week: Charles Ives

With Chris Wines.
March No 3/My Old Kentucky Home St Louis SO, conductor Leonard Slatkin
Psalm 67 BBC Singers/Cleobury String Quartet No 1 (From the Salvation Army) Emerson Quartet
Fugue in Four Keys on "The Shining
I Shore" St Louis Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leonard Slatkin
Yale-Princeton Football Game
New England Orchestra/James Sinclair
Forward, Flock of Jesus (The Celestial Country) Andrew Murgatroyd (tenor), Duke Quartet, Christopher Hughes (organ), New London Orchestra, conductor Stephen Cleobury
From the Steeples and the Mountains London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble
Variations on "America" (arr Schuman) New York PO, conductor Kurt Masur Producer Chris Wines
Repeated next Monday 12 midnight


Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
Tenor: Andrew Murgatroyd
Unknown: Christopher Hughes
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Conductor: Kurt Masur
Producer: Chris Wines

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

From St John's, Smith
Square, London.
Gerald Finley (baritone), Julius Drake (piano)
Schumann Du Bist wie eine Blume,
Op 25 No 4; Die Lotosblume, Op 25 No 7; Aus dem Ostlichen Rosen, Op 27 No 25; Jasminenstrauch, Op 27 No 4; Widmung, Op 25 No 1
Brahms Unbewegte Laue Luft, Op 57 No 8; Dein Blaues Auge, Op 59 No 8; Der Gang zum Liebchen, Op 48 No 1; Die Mainacht, Op 43 No 2; Wie Bist Du, Meine Konigin? Op 32 No 9; Meine Liebe 1st Grün, Op 63 No 5
Sibelius Svarta Rosor, Op 36 No 1; Jag Ar Ett Trad, Op 57 No 5; Sav,
Sav, Susa, Op 36 No 4; Demanten Pa Marssnon, Op 36 No 6; Var Det en Drom? Op 37 No 4 Repeated Saturday lpm


Baritone: Gerald Finley
Piano: Julius Drake

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductors David Atherton and Grant Llewellyn
, Patricia Rozario (soprano), Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano) Berlioz Overture: Le Corsaire
Saint-Saens Piano Concerto No 2 in G minor
Poulenc Gloria
Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique


Conductors: David Atherton
Conductors: Grant Llewellyn
Soprano: Patricia Rozario
Piano: Jean-Yves Thibaudet

: Sams at the Opera

Jeremy Sams presents a personal selection of operatic delights.
The Oldest Profession. Massenet's
Manon seduces Sams into uncovering a procession of prostitutes, from
Monteverdi's Coronation of Poppea to Berg's Lulu via the likes of Verdi's La Traviata and the nieces in Britten's Peter Grimes.


Unknown: Jeremy Sams
Unknown: Peter Grimes.

: Music Machine

Cartoon Music
Can composers use a musical shorthand to conjure images in your mind? Tommy Pearson investigates with pianist David Owen Norris. Repeat


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Pianist: David Owen Norris.

: In Tune

Humphrey Carpenter talks to composer Michael Berkeley about his 50th birthday celebrations at the Wigmore Hall. Plus a visit to
Garsington Opera. Music includes Copland, Verdi, and Mozart's Clarinet Quintet at about 6.30. Producer Tim Thorne


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Producer: Tim Thorne

: Performance on 3

A concert given yesterday at the Barbican Centre, London.
Gil Shaham (violin), Andrew Marriner (clarinet), Maurice Murphy (trumpet), Christine Pendrill (cor anglais), LSO, conductor Andre Previn (piano) Copland Quiet City
Barber Violin Concerto
Copland Clarinet Concerto Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue


Violin: Gil Shaham
Violin: Andrew Marriner
Clarinet: Maurice Murphy
Unknown: Christine Pendrill
Conductor: Andre Previn

: Postscript Brooklyn Bridges

Five programmes this week examining the history, culture and inhabitants of the dynamic New York borough that was once a city in its own right and has played a major part in inventing America.
1: All That Trouble Just to Get to
Brooklyn? Tim Marlow journeys across one of America's greatest landmarks and symbols - the Brooklyn Bridge. He learns of the epic struggle to realise the bridge and examines the work of poets and artists who have been inspired by it, from Hart Crane to Georgia O'Keefe. Producer Paul Quinn


Unknown: Tim Marlow
Unknown: Hart Crane
Unknown: Georgia O'Keefe.
Producer: Paul Quinn

: Dvorak

String Sextet in A, Op 48
Endellion Quartet, Bruno Giuranna (viola), Stephen Doane (cello)


Viola: Bruno Giuranna
Viola: Stephen Doane

: Voices

Spotlight on Philip Langridge. lain
Bumside talks to tenor Philip Langridge about a career which has spanned the early music revival and the cutting-edge of the contemporary scene. With music by Monteverdi, Schubert, Janacek and Britten.
Producer Adam Gatehouse. Rptd tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Philip Langridge.
Tenor: Philip Langridge
Producer: Adam Gatehouse.

: Mixing It

Clarinettist and composer Don Byron talks to Mark Russell and Robert Sandall about his new funk-inspired jazz and poetry fusion album, Nu Blaxploitation. Producer Ekene Akalawu


Talks: Don Byron
Unknown: Mark Russell
Unknown: Robert Sandall
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: Jazz Notes

With Digby Fairweather.
Muggsy Remembered. A set by the Brian White/Alan Gresty Ragtimers. Producer Terry Carter


Unknown: Digby Fairweather.

: Composer of the Week Giacomo Puccini

Heir to Verdi. Puccini as a teenager was bowled over by a performance of Verdi's recent masterpiece Aida. Repeated from last Monday

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Olga Szwajgier (soprano),
Jerzy Godziszewski (piano) Bartok Valzlatok Szymanowski Four Polish Dances, Op 47; Four Mazurkas from Op 50; Children's 's Rhymes, Op 49
2.05 Matti Rautio Ballet Suite: The
Blue Heron Finnish RSO/Kari Tikka
2.20 Madetoja Symphonic Suite Finnish RSO/Jukka-Pekka Saraste
2.45 Hellendaal Grand Concerto in E flat, Op 3 No 4 Combattimento Consort
3.00 Schools
3.00 Music Box 3.15 Something to Think About 3.30 The Song Tree
3.45 Radio Showcase 3.50 Stories and Rhymes 4.00 Together Stories
4.15 Music for Dance
4.30 Vivaldi Concerto in C, RV779 Camerata Koln
5.00 Musorgsky, arr Rimsky-Korsakov A Night on the Bare Mountain Vancouver SO/Rudolf Barshai
5.15 Kraus Symphony in D Concerto Koln
5.45 Telemann Sonata in A
Michael Schneider (recorder),
Rainer Zipperling (harpsichord), Harold Hoeren (cello)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Soprano: Olga Szwajgier
Piano: Jerzy Godziszewski
Unknown: Matti Rautio
Unknown: Kraus Symphony
Unknown: Michael Schneider
Harpsichord: Rainer Zipperling
Cello: Harold Hoeren

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