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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with music and arts news, including Nielsen's Little Suite for Strings played by the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor
Neville Marriner , at 6.15; Kodaly's Dances of Marosszek performed by the St Paul Chamber Orchestra, conductor Hugh Wolff , at 7.15; and Locatelli's Introduttone Teatrale , performed by the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, leading up to the news at 8.00.


Conductor: Neville Marriner
Conductor: Hugh Wolff
Unknown: Introduttone Teatrale

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Dvorak Slavonic Dances, Op 72 Nos 1-4
Cleveland Orchestra, conductor Christoph von Dohnanyi
9.21 Britten Violin Concerto
Mark Lubotsky , ECO, conducted by the Composer
9.54 Handel Recorder Sonata in G minor, Op 1 No 2 Michala Petri, Keith Jarrett (harpsichord)
10.03 Mozart Symphony No 34 in C Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Orchestra of the 18th Century, conductor Frans Bruggen


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Christoph von Dohnanyi
Unknown: Mark Lubotsky
Harpsichord: Keith Jarrett
Conductor: Frans Bruggen

: Artist of the Week

Pierre Boulez
Joan Bakewell talks to Pierre Boulez about his work as a conductor with the world's great orchestras, which has seen him champion 20th-century music. He remembers a famous dinner with President Pompidou and how IRCAM, the world-famous music research institute in Paris, was born.


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

: Sound Stories

Great Singers
With Peggy Reynolds. Before the Second World War, Mary Garden was the toast of Paris and, after it, the toast of America. But she ended her days penniless in a psychiatric hospital. Including excerpts from: Debussy Pelleas et Melisande Mary Garden (soprano), the Composer (piano)
Debussy Ariettes Oubliées Dawn Upshaw (soprano), James Levine (piano)
Gounod Faust Cheryl Studer
(soprano), Toulouse Capitole Orchestra, conductor Michel Plasson


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds.
Unknown: Mary Garden
Soprano: Melisande Mary Garden
Piano: James Levine
Soprano: Cheryl Studer
Conductor: Michel Plasson

: Composer of the Week: Ives

With Chris Wines.
Afterglow Henry Herford (baritone), Robin Bowman (piano)
Three Quarter-Tone Pieces
Alexei Lubimov and Pierre-Laurent
Aimard (pianos)
Thanksgiving and Forefathers' Day Chicago Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas
Violin Sonata No 4 (Children's 's Day at the Camp Meeting)
Joseph Szigeti , Andor Foldes (piano) August; September; December Henry Herford (baritone), Robin Bowman (piano)
The Alcotts (Piano Sonata No 2 - Concord, Mass.: 1840-60) The Composer
Repeated next Thursday 12 midnight


Baritone: Henry Herford
Piano: Robin Bowman
Unknown: Alexei Lubimov
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas
Unknown: Joseph Szigeti
Baritone: Henry Herford
Piano: Robin Bowman

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

From the New World
The third of eight recitals featuring music with an American bias, from
St George 's, Brandon Hill, Bristol. Introduced by Chris de Souza.
Leslie Newman (flute), Mark van de Wiel (clarinet), John Lenehan (piano) Villa-Lobos Choro No 2 for Flute and Clarinet
Krenek Suite for Clarinet and Piano,
Op 148
Griffes Poem for Flute and Piano
Bernstein Clarinet Sonata
Lowell Liebermann Flute Sonata,
Op 23
Calixa Lavallee The Butterfly


Unknown: St George
Introduced By: Chris de Souza.
Flute: Leslie Newman
Flute: Mark van De Wiel
Clarinet: John Lenehan

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Conductors Barry Wordsworth and Yan Pascal Tortelier , Simon Lindley (organ), Martin Roscoe (piano)
Saint-Saens Symphony No 3 in C minor (Organ)
Britten Peter Grimes (Passacaglia)
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 1 in C
Roussel Symphony No 3 in G minor


Conductors: Barry Wordsworth
Conductors: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Unknown: Simon Lindley
Piano: Martin Roscoe
Unknown: Britten Peter Grimes

: The Piano

Repeated from yesterday 10pm

: Music Machine

Cartoon Music
Tommy Pearson talks to Rodney Newton from Warner Bros in America about the art of writing a score for a cartoon short such as Tom and Jerry. Repeat


Talks: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Rodney Newton

: In Tune

Humphrey Carpenter talks to Thomas Hampson and Kim Criswell , who are currently recording Simon Rattle 's version of Bernstein's Wonderful
Town. Khachaturian's Gayaneh suite is broadcast before 6.00, and Chopin's Cello Sonata leads up to
7.00 and tonight's new releases.


Talks: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Thomas Hampson
Unknown: Kim Criswell
Unknown: Simon Rattle

: Performance on 3

London Symphony Orchestra A concert given in April at the Barbican Centre, London.
Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas , Thomas Hampson (baritone), Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano)
Mahler Adagio (Symphony No 10) Ives The New River; The Pond; The Housatonic at Stockbridge (orch
Johnson); Charlie Rutlage ; Serenity (orch Adams); General William Booth Enters into Heaven
Bernstein Symphony No 2 (The Age of Anxiety)


Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas
Baritone: Thomas Hampson
Piano: Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Unknown: Charlie Rutlage

: 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.
4: Take Me Out to the Ball Game
The Brooklyn Dodgers were more than just a baseball team - they were a Brooklyn institution. Then, in the late fifties, the unthinkable happened - the Dodgers' owner moved the team out of Brooklyn and into Los Angeles. Tim Marlow examines the effect this had on the borough with the help of Roger Kahn - author of the award-winning The Boys of Summer- and hears how the Dodgers were the first team in the major leagues to integrate, and how their black star Jackie Robinson became part of Brooklyn folklore.


Unknown: Tim Marlow
Unknown: Roger Kahn
Unknown: Jackie Robinson

: Pulcinella Transformed

Stravinsky's Suite Italienne played by Igor Oistrakh (violin) and Natalia Serzalova (piano).


Played By: Igor Oistrakh
Played By: Natalia Serzalova

: Music Restored

A concert given last month in St
Mary's Church, Beverley, as part of the Beverley Early Music Festival.
Inspired by the Countess Beatriz de Dia - a 12th-century troubadour and patron of the arts - this programme depicts a journey she might have made through the medieval Iberian peninsula and its diverse musical heritage. Tintagel: Rebecca Austen-Brown (fiddle/rebec/flute/recorder), Rachel Hamilton (harps/flute), Clara Sanabras (voice/oud). Louise Strickland (recorder),
Tim Rayborn (psaltery/percussion)
Producer Mark Rowlinson. Rptd tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Rebecca Austen-Brown
Harps: Rachel Hamilton
Flute: Clara Sanabras
Unknown: Louise Strickland
Unknown: Tim Rayborn
Producer: Mark Rowlinson.

: Night Waves

Europe has long prided itself on being the natural home of freedom and democracy, but is it more truly seen as a breeding ground of savage ideology and barbarism? Paul Allen discusses Dark Continent, in which historian Mark Mazower argues that hope for Europe's future lies in looking less complacently on its past. Producer Rebecca Stratford


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Mark Mazower
Producer: Rebecca Stratford

: Jazz Notes

With Digby Fairweather. Campbell Burnap reviews new CD releases.


Unknown: Digby Fairweather.

: Composer of the Week Puccini

With Daniel Snowman.
Living Dangerously. Learning from his contemporaries, Puccini 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 comedy about a disputed will (Gianni Schicchi). Repeated from last Thursday


Unknown: Daniel Snowman.

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Finnish RSO/Jukka-Pekka Saraste Satie Parade Magnus Undberg Feria Stravinsky The Firebird (1945)
2.30 Paganini Sonata Concertata in A Tamaz Lorenz (violin), Julie Novak (guitar)
3.00 Schools
3.00 Music Worskhop 3.20 Let's
Move! 3.40 Words Alive! 3.50 First
Steps in Drama 4.05 Listen and Write
4.30 Weber Grand Duo Concertant, Op 48 Jozef Luptacik (clarinet), Pavol Kovac (piano)
5.00 Bach Prelude in A minor, BWV922
Wolfgang Gluxam (harpsichord)
5.05 Albertus Groneman Concerto in G
Jed Wentz , Marion Moonen and Cordula Breuer (flutes), Musica ad Rhenum
5.15 Kuula South Ostrobothnian Suite
No 1 Finnish RSO/Jorma Panula
5.40 Schubert Rondo in A, D951
Wyneke Jordans and Leo van Doeselaar (piano duet)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Saraste Satie
Unknown: Magnus Undberg Feria
Violin: Tamaz Lorenz
Guitar: Julie Novak
Clarinet: Jozef Luptacik
Piano: Pavol Kovac
Harpsichord: Wolfgang Gluxam
Harpsichord: Albertus Groneman
Unknown: Jed Wentz
Unknown: Marion Moonen
Flutes: Cordula Breuer
Unknown: Schubert Rondo

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