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: On Air

Stephanie Hughes with news and arts news. Music includes Bach's
Cantata No 196: Der Herr Denket an Uns performed by the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and soloists, director Ton Koopman , at 6.01;
Sibelius's Finlandia performed by the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi, at 7.10; and Ravel's Rapsodie Espagnole played by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conductor Daniel Barenboim , after the arts news at 8.20.


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Director: Ton Koopman
Conductor: Daniel Barenboim

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Mozart Symphony No 40 in G minor, K550 Chamber Orchestra of Europe, conductor Georg Solti
9.27 Liszt Piano Sonata in B minor
Maurizio Pollini
9.57 Mendelssohn Symphony No 4 in A (Italian)
New York Philharmonic, conductor Thomas Beecham


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Georg Solti
Unknown: Maurizio Pollini
Conductor: Thomas Beecham

: Artist of the Week

Cecilia Bartoli
Mezzo Cecilia Bartoli plans her career very carefully and tries to balance operatic appearances with concert and recital performances.
She talks to Joan Bakewell about the joys of singing with piano and why she will only perform in languages which she speaks. Including songs by Scarlatti, Bellini, Schubert, Bizet, Pauline Viardot , Beethoven and Ravel.


Unknown: Cecilia Bartoli
Unknown: Cecilia Bartoli
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Pauline Viardot

: Sound Stories

Five Biblical Characters
With Donald Macleod.
4: John the Baptist. He lived on locusts and honey, preferring the privations of the desert to the luxury of the town. But this fiery preacher attracted large crowds - and met a famously violent death.
Handel Comfort Ye; Every Valley (Messiah)
Charles Daniels (tenor),
Gabrieli Consort and Players, conductor Paul McCreesh
Gibbons This Is the Record of John
Michael Chance (countertenor),
Choir of King's College, Cambridge, conductor Philip Ledger
Stradella San Giovanni Battista
Gerard Lesne (tenor),
Les Musiciens du Louvre, conductor Marc Minkowski
Strauss Dance of the Seven Veils
(Salome) Scottish National Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Tenor: Charles Daniels
Tenor: Gabrieli Consort
Conductor: Paul McCreesh
Conductor: Marc Minkowski
Conductor: Strauss Dance

: Composer of the Week: Beethoven

Beethoven and Archduke Rudolph With Misha Donat.
Egmont Overture Philharmonia, conductor Kurt Sanderling
Piano Sonata in B flat, Op 106 (Hammerklavier) Alfred Brendel Repeated next Thursday 12 midnight


Unknown: Misha Donat.
Conductor: Kurt Sanderling
Unknown: Alfred Brendel

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

From the New World
The seventh of eight recitals featuring music with an American bias, from St George 's, Brandon Hill ,
Bristol. Introduced by Chris de Souza. Susan Roberts (soprano), lain Burnside (piano)
Ives Memories; The Cage; A Night Song; Feldeinsamkeit; Serenity Griffes Four Impressions
Carter Warble for Lilac Time
Barber Nuvoletta
Cage The Wonderful Widow of 18 Springs
Richard Hundley Come Ready and See Me; Sweet Suffolk Owl; Softly the Summer
Bernstein I Hate Music; Piccola
Dougherty The Lady Who Loved a Pig


Unknown: St George
Unknown: Brandon Hill
Introduced By: Chris de Souza.
Soprano: Susan Roberts
Unknown: Carter Warble

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductors Mark Wigglesworth and Tadaaki Otaka , Clarry Bartha (soprano), Martin Roscoe (piano)
Schubert Symphony No 8 in B minor (Unfinished)
Stravinsky The Faun and Shepherdess
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No 3 in Eflat
Mahler Symphony No 4


Conductors: Mark Wigglesworth
Conductors: Tadaaki Otaka
Soprano: Clarry Bartha
Piano: Martin Roscoe

: The Piano

The Grieg and Grainger Connection
In 1906, the Australian pianist Percy Grainger met Edvard Grieg. Grieg invited Grainger to Norway to study his piano concerto, and Grainger became one of Grieg's favourite interpreters of his music. Piers Lane explores the Grainger-Grieg connection and includes recordings by Emil Gilels and by Grieg and Grainger themselves.
Repeated from yesterday 10pm


Pianist: Percy Grainger
Unknown: Edvard Grieg.
Unknown: Emil Gilels

: Music Machine

The American style of cabaret is very much alive in New York and has been for decades. Tommy Pearson sets the scene and learns about its history.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

Tonight, the Royal Albert Hall stages the opening of English National
Ballet's huge new performance of Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, with a cast of 120 and an array of international guest artists. Humphrey Carpenter talks to choreographer
Derek Deane about the logistics of large-scale productions. Music includes Tchaikovsky's Francesca da Rimini before 7.00.


Unknown: Albert Hall
Artists: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Derek Deane

: Performance on 3

London Symphony Orchestra A concert given in April at the Barbican Centre, London.
Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas ,
Thomas Hampson (baritone)
Bernstein Suite: A Quiet Place
Mahler Blicke Mir Nicht in die Lieder; Ich AtmeV einem Linden Duft ; Um Mitternacht; Ich Bin der Welt
Abhanden Gekommen (Ruckert-Lieder) Copland Symphony No 3


Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas
Baritone: Thomas Hampson
Unknown: Linden Duft
Unknown: Ich Bin

: Postscript

The Screenwriters - Hollywood in the Nineties
With Christopher Cook.
4: Daniel Waters , writer of Batman Returns, Heathers and Hudson Hawk. Repeat


Unknown: Christopher Cook.
Unknown: Daniel Waters
Unknown: Hudson Hawk.

: Orpheus Brittanicus

Purcell songs realised by Britten.

: Music Restored

Chris de Souza introduces the first of two Radio 3 invitation concerts given earlier this month at the Lufthansa
Festival of Baroque Music, which this year has as its theme the music of the French Baroque. Wilbert Hazelzet (flute), Jacques Ogg (harpsichord) and Christiaan Norde (viola da gamba) perform chamber music by Hotteterre, Morel and Leclair.
Producer Lindsay Kemp. Rptd tomorrow 4pm


Introduces: Chris de Souza
Flute: Wilbert Hazelzet
Flute: Jacques Ogg
Flute: Christiaan Norde
Producer: Lindsay Kemp.

: Night Waves

Paul Allen explores the way glass has transformed the urban landscape of the 20th century as the new National Glass Centre opens in Sunderland. It includes two full-size glass factories and draws upon the heritage of 13 centuries of glass-making in the area. Producer Lore Windemuth


Unknown: Paul Allen

: Jazz Notes

With Digby Fairweather. Brian Lemon and Brian Priestley pay tribute to the mercurial talents of pianist Mel Powell.


Unknown: Digby Fairweather.
Unknown: Brian Lemon
Unknown: Brian Priestley
Pianist: Mel Powell.

: Composer of the Week: Ives

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 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)
The Composer
Repeated from last Thursday


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

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Iceland SO/Alberto Merenzon, Gudron Maria Finnbogadottir (soprano), Bryndis Halla Gylfadottir (cello) Moncayo Garcia Huapango
Villa-Lobos Bachiana Brasiliera No 5
Piazzolla Serie de Tangos Ginastera Suite: Estancia
2.15 Groneman Flute Sonata in G
Jed Wentz , Marcelo Bussi
(harpsichord), Balazs Mate (cello)
2.25 Reger Ach Herr , Strafe Mich Nicht Danish National Radio Choir, conductor Stefan Parkman
3.00 Schools
3.00 Music Workshop 3.20 Let's
Move! 3.40 Words Alive! 3.50 First
Steps in Drama 4.05 Listen and Write
4.30 Hurlebusch Concerto in A
Paul van de Linden and Kristine Linde
(oboes), Manfred Kraemer (violin), Musica ad Rhenum
5.00 Bernstein Clarinet Sonata
Georgett van Aart,
Reynbound Maartense (piano)
5.15 Dohnanyl Passacaglia, Op 6 Lorant Kovacs (flute)
5.25 Poulenc Sept Chansons
Juttish Chamber Choir/Mogens Dahl


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Soprano: Gudron Maria Finnbogadottir
Cello: Bryndis Halla Gylfadottir
Cello: Moncayo Garcia Huapango
Unknown: Jed Wentz
Harpsichord: Marcelo Bussi
Cello: Reger Ach Herr
Conductor: Stefan Parkman
Unknown: Paul van De Linden
Oboes: Kristine Linde
Oboes: Manfred Kraemer
Piano: Reynbound Maartense

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