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: On Air

Stephanie Hughes with music and arts news, including a review of Gavin Bryars's new opera Dr Ox's Experiment, which opened last night at English National Opera. Music includes Mozart's Der Vogelfanger from Die Zauberflote sung by Thomas Allen at 6.05; the collaborative work Variations on Sellinger's Round played by the Guildhall String Ensemble at 7.05; and Wagner's Forest Murmurs from Siegfried played by the New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, conductor James Levine , after the news at 8.00.


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Unknown: Gavin Bryars
Sung By: Thomas Allen
Conductor: James Levine

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Hoist A Fugal Overture London Philharmonic, conductor Adrian Boult
9.06 Handel Cantata: Armida
Abbandonata Ann Murray (mezzo),
Symphony of Harmony and Invention, conductor Harry Christophers
9.23 Mozart Symphony No 38 in D, K504 (Prague)
London Philharmonic, conductor Thomas Beecham
9.49 Paganini, arr Schumann Caprices, Op 1 Nos 1-4
David Garrett (violin), Bruno Canino (piano)
10.06 Mendelssohn Piano Concerto
No 1 in G minor Helen Huang ,
New York PO, conductor Kurt Masur


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Adrian Boult
Unknown: Abbandonata Ann Murray
Conductor: Harry Christophers
Conductor: Thomas Beecham
Violin: David Garrett
Violin: Bruno Canino
Unknown: Helen Huang
Conductor: Kurt Masur

: Artist of the Week

Cecilia Bartoli
Mezzo Cecilia Bartoli was once told by Glyndebourne that her voice was unsuitable for singing Mozart. She talks to Joan Bakewell about the joys of performing Mozart and why he remains central to her hugely successful career. Music includes arias from The Marriage of Figaro, Cosi Fan Tutte and La Clemenza di Tito.


Unknown: Cecilia Bartoli
Unknown: Cecilia Bartoli
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Sound Stories

Five Biblical Characters
With Donald Macleod.
2: David. Skilled on the harp and with a sling, David became a powerful king yet found time to be the author of many of the psalms. Including:
Nielsen Saul and David (Prelude to Act 4) Odense Symphony Orchestra, conductor Edward Serov
Weelkes 0 Jonathan; When David Heard Winchester Cathedral Choir, conductor David Hill
Honegger Song of the Handmaid
(King David) Martha Senn (contralto), Czech PO, conductor Serge Baudo Bruckner Psalm 150
Ruth Welting (soprano), Chicago Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Daniel Barenboim


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Nielsen Saul
Conductor: Edward Serov
Unknown: Honegger Song
Contralto: Martha Senn
Conductor: Serge Baudo
Soprano: Ruth Welting
Conductor: Daniel Barenboim

: Composer of the Week: Beethoven

Beethoven and Archduke Rudolph With Misha Donat.
"The master wi constantly strive not to be unworthy of his illustrious pupil." (Beethoven to Rudolph, 1816) Violin Sonata in G, Op 96
Arthur Grumiaux , Clara Haskil (piano) Piano Sonata in C minor, Op 111 Annie Fischer
Repeated next Tuesday 12 midnight


Unknown: Misha Donat.
Unknown: Arthur Grumiaux
Piano: Clara Haskil
Unknown: Annie Fischer

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

From the New World
The fifth of eight recitals of American music from St George 's, Brandon Hill , Bristol. Introduced by Chris de Souza.
Raphael Wallfisch (cello), John York (piano)
Bloch, arr Schuster Nigun (Baal Shem) Barber Cello Sonata, Op 6
Copland, ed Piatigorsky Waltz and Celebration (Billy the Kid)
Gershwin, ed Dushkin/Piatigorsky Short Story
Lukas Foss Capriccio
Emesto Halffter, arr Gendron Pregon; Habanera
Ginastera Pampeana No 2, Op 21


Unknown: St George
Unknown: Brandon Hill
Introduced By: Chris de Souza.
Cello: Raphael Wallfisch
Piano: John York
Unknown: Piatigorsky Waltz

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductors David Atherton and Joseph Swensen ,
Olivier Charlier (violin)
Musorgsky, orch Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D Sibelius Symphony No 2


Conductors: David Atherton
Conductors: Joseph Swensen
Violin: Olivier Charlier

: Voices

Songs of Travel lain Burnside introduces songs by Vaughan Williams and Ivor Gumey. Repeated from yesterday 10pm


Songs By: Vaughan Williams
Songs By: Ivor Gumey.

: Music Machine

Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht were two big names in cabaret when it was all the rage in Berlin, while in Paris, the hot spot was the Chat
Noir. Tommy Pearson samples the atmospheres of both.


Unknown: Kurt Weill
Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

Natalie Clein hit the headlines when she won the BBC Young Musicians competition in 1994, at the age of 17. Since then, she has appeared with major orchestras and toured the world. Humphrey Carpenter talks to her on the eve of her Wigmore Hall recital. Music includes Mozart and Mendelssohn, and, before 7.00, Milhaud's La Création du Monde.
Plus a selection of new releases in the last half-hour of the programme.


Unknown: Natalie Clein
Talks: Humphrey Carpenter

: Performance on 3

American Song
Chris Wines introduces the third of four concerts broadcast as part of Radio 3's Sounding the Century. Soprano Valdine Anderson and pianist Thomas Ades perform songs by Milton Babbitt and Charles Ives and numbers from George Crumb 's Apparition. The programme also includes music for closed piano and voice by John Cage and piano pieces by Conlon Nancarrow.


Soprano: Valdine Anderson
Pianist: Thomas Ades
Songs By: Milton Babbitt
Songs By: Charles Ives
Unknown: George Crumb
Unknown: John Cage
Unknown: Conlon Nancarrow.

: Postscript

The Screenwriters - Hollywood in the Nineties
Christopher Cook talks to five Hollywood screenwriters.
2: Kevin Smith , the writer-director whose first film four years ago -
Clerks - was a huge commercial and critical success. Repeat


Talks: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Kevin Smith

: American Film Music

The first of two programmes in which Christopher Gunning conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra in film scores by American composers.
Bruce Broughton
Young Sherlock Jerry Goldsmith Islands in the Stream Bernard Herrmann Fahrenheit 451;
Henry Mancini The Molly Maguires Alfred Newman Wuthering Heights Alex North Spartacus


Unknown: Bruce Broughton
Unknown: Young Sherlock
Unknown: Jerry Goldsmith
Unknown: Bernard Herrmann
Unknown: Henry Mancini

: Night Waves

Richard Coles looks up some of life's more difficult questions in one of the most ambitious specialist works of reference ever published - the new Routledge Encyclopaedia of Philosophy- and discusses its picture of the changing concerns of professional thinkers at the end of the century. Bill Buford of the New Yorker delivers his weekly letter on culture and gossip across the Atlantic. And first-night news comes from the Barbican in London, where the Royal Ballet performs a new work by Ashley Page. Producer Julian Hale


Unknown: Richard Coles
Unknown: Bill Buford
Producer: Julian Hale

: Jazz Notes

With Digby Fairweather. The first of two excerpts from a recent concert in Hamburg devoted to the music of Gil Evans. The performers are David Sanborn and the Danish Radio Jazz
Orchestra, directed by Maria Schneider , who helped Evans with his work for many years. Part 2 tomorrow


Unknown: Digby Fairweather.
Unknown: Gil Evans.
Unknown: David Sanborn
Directed By: Maria Schneider

: Composer of the Week: Ives

Walking; The Housatonic at
Stockbridge (Orchestral Set No 1); Set No 1 for Piano; Emerson (Piano Sonata No 2, Concord); The
Unanswered Question; The Fourth of July (Holidays)
Repeated from last Tuesday

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Vogler Quartet. Eduard Vogler
(clarinet) Brahms String Quintet No 2 in G, Op 111 Hindemith Clarinet Quintet, Op 30 Brahms Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op 115
2.35 Strauss Horn Concerto No 2
Markus Makuniitty , Finnish RSO, conductor Jun'ichi Hirokami
3.00 Schools
3.00 Playtime 3.15 Time to Move
3.35 Let's Make a Story 3.50 Drama Workshop 4.10 In the News Topical Roundup
4.30 Mendelssohn Organ Sonata in D minor, Op 65 No 6 Martti Miettinen
5.00 Beethoven Leonore Overture
No 3 Slovenian RSO/Anton Nanut
5.10 Groneman Sonata in G Jed
Wentz and Marion Moonen (flutes)
5.30 Mozart Exsultate , Jubilate,
K165 Ellen van Lier (soprano),
Netherlands Radio Orchestra/Roelof van Driesten
5.45 Dvorak Song to the Moon (Rusalka) Joanne Kolomyjec
(soprano), Calgary Philharmonic, conductor Mario Bernardi


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Clarinet: Eduard Vogler
Unknown: Markus Makuniitty
Unknown: Martti Miettinen
Unknown: Groneman Sonata
Flutes: Marion Moonen
Flutes: Mozart Exsultate

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