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: On Air

Stephanie Hughes with music and arts news, including a review of Glyndebourne's new production of Handel's Rodelinda, in which German countertenor Andreas Scholl makes his stage debut. Music includes
William Comysh 's Ah, Robin sung by the Tallis Scholars, director
Peter Phillips , at 6.05; Szymanowski's
Concert Overture played by the BBC Philharmonic, conductor
Vassily Sinaisky , after the arts news at 7.30; and Dvorak's Song to the Moon from Rusalka performed by soprano Karita Mattila at 8.05.
Producer Brian Jackson


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Unknown: Andreas Scholl
Unknown: William Comysh
Director: Peter Phillips
Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky
Producer: Brian Jackson

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Walton Overture: Portsmouth Point
London Philharmonic/Slatkin
9.06 Eigar Sospiri
Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
9.11 CPE Bach Concerto in E, Wql4 English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock (harpsichord)
9.35 Grieg Ballade in G minor, Op 24 Peter Jablonski (piano)
9.57 Mozart Symphony No 36 in C, K425 (Linz) London Philharmonic, conductor Thomas Beecham Producer Tony Cheevers Discs


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Harpsichord: Trevor Pinnock
Harpsichord: Grieg Ballade
Piano: Peter Jablonski
Conductor: Thomas Beecham
Producer: Tony Cheevers

: Artist of the Week

Cecilia Bartoli
Italian mezzo Cecilia Bartoli is the bestselling classical artist after
Pavarotti. She achieved stardom at an early age and, now only just into her thirties, she is very careful about what and when she performs. In the first of this week's programmes, she talks to Joan Bakewell about her musical family and how she prefers jeans and trainers to designer clothes. Including arias from
Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro and Rossini's The Barber of Seville and songs by Pergolesi and Donizetti. Producer Gwawr Owen


Unknown: Cecilia Bartoli
Unknown: Cecilia Bartoli
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Gwawr Owen

: Sound Stories

Five Biblical Characters
With Donald Macleod.
1: Moses. Leader, lawgiver, warrior and prophet, Moses led his people to the Promised Land but was never to set foot in it himself. Including:
Tippett Go Down, Moses (A Child of Our Time) John Cheek (bass), City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conducted by the Composer Handel Plague Choruses (Israel in Egypt) Leeds Festival Chorus, English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Charles Mackerras
Schoenberg Dance round the Golden
Calf (Moses and Aaron)
Chicago Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Georg Solti Vivaldi In Exitu Israel
Taverner Consort and Players, conductor Andrew Parrott Producer Piers Burton-Page


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Bass: John Cheek
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Conductor: Georg Solti
Conductor: Andrew Parrott
Producer: Piers Burton-Page

: Composer of the Week: Ludwig van Beethoven

Beethoven and Archduke Rudolph i With Misha Donat.
"There are no people more small-minded than our great ones.
But I must make an exception in the case of archdukes." (Beethoven to his publishers, 1810)
Piano Sonata in E flat, Op 81a (Les Adieux) Richard Goode Triple Concerto in C
Pinchas Zukerman (violin), Ralph Kirshbaum (cello), John Browning (piano),
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Christoph Eschenbach Producer Misha Donat
Repeated next Monday 12 midnight


Unknown: Archduke Rudolph
Unknown: Misha Donat.
Unknown: Richard Goode
Violin: Pinchas Zukerman
Cello: Ralph Kirshbaum
Piano: John Browning
Conductor: Christoph Eschenbach
Producer: Misha Donat

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

From St John's, Smith Square, London.
Leopold String Trio

Dohnanyi Serenade, Op 10
Beethoven String Trio in G, Op 9 No 1
(Repeated Saturday 1.00pm)


Musicians: Leopold String Trio

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Conductors Yan Pascal Tortelier and Rumon Gamba ,
Christian Blackshaw (piano)
Roussel Bacchus et Ariane: Suite No 2
Beethoven Symphony No 2 in D
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor
Bizet L 'Arlesienne: Suite No 2


Unknown: Rumon Gamba
Piano: Christian Blackshaw
Piano: Roussel Bacchus

: Sams at the Opera

Continuing the series in which Jeremy Sams presents a personal selection of operatic delights - familiar and unfamiliar, sublime and ridiculous. Each programme takes as its launching pad an idea from Saturday's Opera on 3. Going Places. Verdi's I Masnadieri performed by the itinerant Royal Opera in Baden-Baden sparks off an exploration of operatic travels.


Presenter: Jeremy Sams

: Music Machine: Cabaret

Tommy Pearson spends a week finding out about the history of cabaret. Today, he asks what the differences are between cabaret, revue, variety and fringe. Performers and enthusiasts help to explain.


Presenter: Tommy Pearson
Producer: Verity Sharp

: In Tune

They lurk in dimly lit rooms, their voices are only heard over the talkback, and they do not play note, yet their names are on every CD in our collection. Each day this week, presenter Humphrey Carpenter investigates the mysterious world of the record producer.

Music includes pianist Glenn Gould playing Bach, the Corydon Singers performing Britten, and, at about 6.45, Charles Dutoit conducting the Montreal Symphony Orchestra in Prokofiev's Classical Symphony.


Presenter: Humphrey Carpenter
Producer: Tim Thorne

: Sounding the Century: Performance on 3

Oliver Knussen conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in this carnivalesque concert marking the 51st year of the Aldeburgh Festival. Peter Serkin (piano)
Knussen Flourish with Fireworks
Copland El Salon Mexico
Peter Lieberson Piano Concerto No 1 (1st mvt)
Lieberson Fire (first UK performance)
Britten Canadian Carnival
Tippett The Rose Lake


Unknown: Oliver Knussen
Piano: Peter Serkin

: Inventing America: Postscript: The Screenwriters - Hollywood in the Nineties: 1

Another chance to hear the acclaimed Postscript series in which Christopher Cook talks to five of Hollywood's most successful screenwriters.

Paul Rudnick, writer of Sister Act, Addams Family Values and Jeffrey.



Interviewer: Christopher Cook
Interviewee: Paul Rudnick

: Voices

Songs of Travel lain Burnside introduces songs by two Gloucestershire composers: Ralph Vaughan Williams and Ivor Gurney , including Vaughan Williams's Songs of Travel sung by Bryn Terfel . Producer Adam Gatehouse
Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Ralph Vaughan Williams
Unknown: Ivor Gurney
Unknown: Vaughan Williams'S
Sung By: Bryn Terfel
Producer: Adam Gatehouse

: Mixing It

Oedipus Schmoedipus was the successful completion of a trilogy of albums in which the composer, songwriter and singer Barry Adamson explored the complex personal relationships of his childhood and adolescence. Two years later, having laid to rest a lot of ghosts, he is back with a new album - As Above, So Below. Mark Russell and Robert Sandall meet him in his studio.


Presenter: Mark Russell
Presenter: Robert Sandall
Singer: Barry Adamson
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: Inventing America: Jazz Notes

The first of three programmes in which Digby Fairweather explores the legacy of Gil Evans.


Presenter: Digby Fairweather
Producer: Terry Carter

: Inventing America: Composer of the Week: Charles Ives

With Chris Wines.
March No 3/My Old Kentucky Home; Psalm 67; String Quartet No 1 (From the Salvation Army); Fugue in Four Keys on "The Shining Shore"; Yale-Princeton Football Game; Forward, Flock of Jesus (The Celestial Country); From the Steeples and the Mountains; Variations on "America" (arr Schuman)
(Repeated from last Monday)


Presenter: Chris Wines

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Takacs Quartet,
Nelson Goerner (piano) Haydn String Quartet in C, Op 33 No 3 (Bird) Dohnanyi Piano Quintet, Op 1
Dvorak Piano Quintet No 2 in A, Op 31
2.30 Busoni Orchestral Suite No 2
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen
3.00 Schools
3.00 Music Box 3.15 Something to Think About 3.30 Song Tree 3.45 Radio Showcase 3.50 Stories and Rhymes 4.00 Together Stories
4.15 Music for Dance
4.30 Mozart String Quartet in B flat, K458 (Hunt) Orford Quartet
5.05 Bach Concerto in E, BWV1053 Angela Hewitt (piano), CBC Vancouver Orchestra, conductor Mario Bernardi
5.35 Jarnefelt Korsholma
Finnish RSO, conductor Ulf Soderblom


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Piano: Nelson Goerner
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Piano: Angela Hewitt
Conductor: Mario Bernardi
Conductor: Ulf Soderblom

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