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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with music and arts news, including at 6.30 Dvorak's Scherzo Capriccioso performed by the Czech Philharmonic, conductor
Jiri Belohlavek ; and after the news at
7.00 Bach's Italian Concerto,
BWV971, played by Cyprien Katsaris. To end the programme at 8.45 Wayne Marshall is the soloist in Gershwin's Second Rhapsody for piano and orchestra accompanied by the Aalborg Symphony.


Conductor: Jiri Belohlavek
Played By: Cyprien Katsaris.
Unknown: Wayne Marshall

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Boccherini, arr Berio Ritirata Notturna di Madrid
LSO, conductor Luciano Berio
9.07 Georges Ortstow String Quintet in B minor, Op 40 L'Archibudelli,
Smithsonian Chamber Players
9.35 Monteverdi Anima Mia ,
Perdona; Che se Tu sell Cor Mio
(Madrigals Book 4) Consort of Musicke, director Anthony Rooley
9.41 Haydn Sinfonia Concertante in B flat David Reichenberg (oboe), Milan Turkovic (bassoon), Erich Hobarth (violin), Christophe Coin
(cello), Vienna Concentus Musicus, conductor Nikolaus Hamoncourt
10.04 Mozart Symphony No 35 in D, K385 (Haffner) Cleveland Orchestra, conductor Christoph von Dohnanyi


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Luciano Berio
Conductor: Georges Ortstow
Unknown: Monteverdi Anima Mia
Director: Anthony Rooley
Oboe: David Reichenberg
Bassoon: Erich Hobarth
Violin: Christophe Coin
Conductor: Nikolaus Hamoncourt
Conductor: Christoph von Dohnanyi

: Artist of the Week

Pierre Boulez
Joan Bakewell and Pierre Boulez look back on his crusading career, discuss whether or not he has achieved his musical goals and consider what challenges lie ahead.


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

: Sound Stories

Great Singers
With Peggy Reynolds.
Fritz Wunderlich had one of the most glorious tenor voices of the century. He was at the top of his profession, and glittering opportunities were stretching out before him when, in 1966, he fell down a flight of stairs, fractured his skull and died without regaining consciousness. A great singer was cut down in his prime. Including excerpts from: Lara Granada
Fritz Wunderlich (tenor),
Graunke Symphony Orchestra, conductor Hans Carste
Carl Millocker Der Bettelstudent
Fritz Wunderlich (tenor),
Berlin Symphony Orchestra, conductor Werner Schmidt-Boelcke


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds.
Unknown: Fritz Wunderlich
Unknown: Lara Granada
Tenor: Fritz Wunderlich
Conductor: Hans Carste
Conductor: Carl Millocker Der Bettelstudent
Tenor: Fritz Wunderlich
Conductor: Werner Schmidt-Boelcke

: Composer of the Week: Ives

With Chris Wines.
Washington's Birthday (Holidays) Fred Spector. (Jew's harp),
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas
Trio (ed Kirkpatrick)
Ronan Lefkowitz (violin), Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Gilbert Kalish (piano) Thoreau (Piano Sonata No 2, Concord, Mass.: 1840-60) Alexei Lubimov
Repeated next Friday 12 midnight


Unknown: Fred Spector.
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas
Violin: Ronan Lefkowitz
Cello: Gilbert Kalish
Unknown: Alexei Lubimov

: The Radio 3

Lunchtime Concert
From the New World
The fourth of eight recitals of American music from St George 's,
Brandon Hill, Bristol. In this concert, given in February, Joanna MacGregor introduces and plays a selection of American piano music.
Ives Bad Resolutions and Good;
Three Page Sonata
Cage Sonatas for Prepared Piano Nos 14 and 15 Cowell Aeolian Harp; The Snows of Fujiyama
Cage Sonatas for Prepared Piano Nos 2 and 5 Gershwin, arr Finnissy Nashville Nightingale
Cage Sonatas for Prepared Piano Nos 7 and 12 Copland Variations
Next concert Tuesday lpm


Unknown: St George
Introduces: Joanna MacGregor

: The BBC Archive

The Early Music Revival
The acceptance of medieval and Renaissance music as an established part of present-day musical life was achieved by several dedicated individuals and groups, much of whose work was broadcast by the BBC. Anthony Rooley recalls those broadcasts of the fifties, sixties and seventies, culminating with the Early Music Consort in the Dufay Prom of 1974. Producer Peter Tanner


Unknown: Anthony Rooley
Producer: Peter Tanner

: Music Restored

A concert by Tintagel given last month in St Mary's Church, Beverley. Repeated from yesterday 10pm

: Music Machine

Cartoon Music
Tommy Pearson talks to Julian Nott - composer of the Wallace and Gromit music - and finds out about the relationship between an animator and a composer. Repeat


Talks: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Julian Nott

: In Tune

Humphrey Carpenter 's guest today is Atom Egoyan , the Canadian film director of Exotica and The Sweet
Hereafter, who is making his British debut for English National Opera with the world premiere of Gavin Bryars 's Doctor Ox's Experiment - based on Jules Verne 's novella about the manipulation of time. Mozart's String Quartet in F, K168, leads up to 6.00, and Borodin's Polovtsian Dances lead up to 7.00 and new releases.


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Atom Egoyan
Unknown: Gavin Bryars
Unknown: Jules Verne

: Perfonnance on 3

A concert given in April in the Barbican Centre, London as part of Radio 3's Sounding the Century. Evelyn Glennie (percussion), London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas
Christopher Rouse
Der Gerettete Alberich (first European performance) Mahler Symphony No 5


Unknown: Evelyn Glennie
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas
Conductor: Christopher Rouse

: Postscript

Brooklyn Bridges
The last of the series about the culture and inhabitants of Brooklyn. 5: The Playground of the Poor
Tim Marlow examines the life and slow death of one of Brooklyn's iconic places - Coney Island, the amusement park that launched them all. In the company of novelist Joseph Heller , he compares Coney Island past and present. Once a grand - if ribald - fantasy world that was not averse to electrocuting elephants as a publicity stunt, the park is now reduced to a few precious, ancient rides surrounded by bleak housing projects. What does the decay of this legendary place and safety valve mean to Brooklyn?


Unknown: Tim Marlow
Unknown: Joseph Heller

: Hear and Now

Verity Sharp presents an all-American edition recorded on Wednesday at the Radio Theatre, Broadcasting
House. Reappraising the inventors of American music are
Stephen Montague , Nancy Ruffer and Robert Ziegler. Members of Ensemble Bash, Nancy Ruffer (flute) and Alan Thomas (guitar) perform the works of assorted mavericks and pioneers, including Christian Wolff ,
Earle Browne and Peter Garland. A new
CD recording of Stephen Montague 's John, Yvar and Tim is also featured, along with a performance of John Cage 's Credo in US to end. Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Stephen Montague
Unknown: Nancy Ruffer
Unknown: Robert Ziegler.
Flute: Nancy Ruffer
Flute: Alan Thomas
Unknown: Christian Wolff
Unknown: Earle Browne
Unknown: Peter Garland.
Unknown: Stephen Montague
Unknown: John Cage
Producer: Alan Hall

: The Beat of My Heart

Tony Bennett started his singing career with childhood impersonations of Louis Armstrong and Bing Crosby but then matured into one of the most distinctive interpreters of the standard popular song. In the second of four programmes, he describes the process to Mel Hill and talks about his tribute albums to the late Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday . Repeated from Saturday 6pm


Unknown: Tony Bennett
Unknown: Louis Armstrong
Unknown: Bing Crosby
Unknown: Mel Hill
Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Unknown: Billie Holiday

: 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 from last Friday


Unknown: Daniel Snowman.

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Gluck Paride ed Elena
La Stagione Vocal and Instrumental Ensemble/Michael Schneider
3.20 Schubert Symphony No 9 in C (Great) Saarbrucken Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Marcello Viotti
4.20 Bach Cantata No 21: Ich Hatte
Viel Bekummernis
Soloists, Choir of Swiss Italian
Radio, Ensemble Vanitas, conductor Diego Fasolis
5.05 Schumann
Marchenerzahlungen, Op 132 Robert Schumann Ensemble
5.35 CPE Bach Concerto in F for
Two Harpsichords Alan Curtis and Gustav Leonhardt , Collegium Aureum


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Gluck Paride
Conductor: Marcello Viotti
Conductor: Diego Fasolis
Harpsichords: Alan Curtis
Harpsichords: Gustav Leonhardt
Paride: Roberta Alexander (soprano)
Elena: Claron McFadden (soprano)
Amore: Dorothea Frey (soprano)
Pallade: Kerstin Ganniger (soprano)

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