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: On Air

Stephanie Hughes with music and arts news, including previews of Cardiff's Vital Animation Festival and the City of London Festival, which both open today. Music includes Britten's Simple Symphony performed by the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Kenneth Sillito , at 6.40;
Eigar's Sea Slumber Song from Sea Pictures performed by Janet Baker and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor James Loughran , after the
7.00 news; and John Adams 's Short
Ride in a Fast Machine played by the San Francisco Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Edo de Waart , after the 8.00 news.


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Conductor: Kenneth Sillito
Unknown: Janet Baker
Conductor: James Loughran
Conductor: John Adams
Conductor: Edo de Waart

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Mendelssohn Overture: The Hebrides
(Fingal's Cave) Philharmonia, conductor Walter Weller
9.12 Schumann Carnaval , Op 9 Daniel Barenboim (piano)
9.45 Mozart Divertimento in D,
K136 Stockholm CO. conductor Franz Welser-Most
9.59 Saint-Saens Allegro Appassionato in B minor
Emanuel Feuermann (cello), Michael Taube (piano)
10.04 Liszt Oh! Quand Je Dors . Felicity Lott (soprano),
Graham Johnson (piano)
10.10 Gershwin An American in Paris LSO, conductor Andre Previn


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Walter Weller
Conductor: Schumann Carnaval
Piano: Daniel Barenboim
Conductor: Franz Welser-Most
Conductor: Saint-Saens Allegro
Cello: Emanuel Feuermann
Piano: Michael Taube
Unknown: Quand Je Dors
Soprano: Felicity Lott
Piano: Graham Johnson
Conductor: Andre Previn

: Artist of the Week

Colin Davis
In 1971 Colin Davis was appointed musical director of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Today he talks to Joan Bakewell about life at the House.
Producer Gwawr Owen


Unknown: Colin Davis
Unknown: Colin Davis
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Gwawr Owen

: Sound Stories

Musical Travellers
With Richard Baker.
2: Boccherini in Spain. Luigi
Boccherini is best known for his minuet, yet he was one of the most prolific composers in musical history. Most of his works were written in Spain, where he was composer-in-residence to the king's brother. He achieved fame and fortune among the Spanish aristocracy, but his luck changed and he died in poverty. Including:
Boccherini Cello Concerto No 3 in D
(1st mvt) Anner Bylsma , Tafelmusik, director Jeanne Lamon
Sammartini Oboe Concerto in D
Heinz Holliger , I
Musici Boccherini Symphony in D minor, Op 12 No 4 (Delia Casa del Diavolo) (3rd mvt) London Festival Orchestra, conductor Ross Pople
Boccherini String Quintet in E (Minuet) Orpheus CO


Unknown: Richard Baker.
Unknown: Anner Bylsma
Director: Jeanne Lamon
Unknown: Heinz Holliger
Unknown: Musici Boccherini Symphony
Conductor: Ross Pople

: Composer of the Week: CPE Bach

CPE Bach served as harpsichordist to Frederick the Great for 30 years. He became well known for his innovative and quirky keyboard works and even more famous for his Essay on the True Art of Playing Keyboard
Instruments. With Roderick Swanston.
Prussian Sonata in F, Wq48 No 1:
Wurttemberg Sonata in A minor, Wq49 No 1 Bob van Asperen (harpsichord) Fantasia in C minor (Probestuck Sonata in F minor, Wq63 No 6)
Christopher Hogwood (clavichord) Concerto in D minor, Wq23
Gustav Leonhardt (harpsichord), Collegium Aureum
Repeated next Tuesday 12 midnight


Unknown: Roderick Swanston.
Harpsichord: Bob van Asperen
Unknown: Christopher Hogwood
Harpsichord: Gustav Leonhardt

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Aldeburgh Festival
A concert given last Sunday in the Snape Maltings Concert Hall.
Marcia Crayford (violin),
Raphael Wallfisch (cello), John York (piano) Britten Cello Sonata , Op 65
Debussy Violin Sonata; Cello Sonata


Violin: Marcia Crayford
Violin: Raphael Wallfisch
Cello: John York
Piano: Britten Cello Sonata

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductors Ole Schmidt and Yoav
Talmi, Arto Noras (cello)
Svendsen Carnival in Paris
Haydn Cello Concerto in C
Bruckner Symphony No 5 in B flat

: Voices

Adrianne Pieczonka (soprano), lain Burnside (piano)
Berg Seven Early Songs
Zemlinsky Walzer-Gesange , Op 6; Songs, Op 27 (selection) Repeated from yesterday 10pm


Soprano: Adrianne Pieczonka
Songs: Zemlinsky Walzer-Gesange

: Music Machine

Unusual Voices
Tommy Pearson looks at some of the more unusual sounds that are produced by singers from different cultures and continents.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

The Soweto Quartet bring South
Africa to the studio as they play for Humphrey Carpenter on the way to performances at the Princess Diana concert tribute and at the Royal Festival Hall. Music includes
Beethoven's Concerto Fragment in C for violin and orchestra before 6.00 and Grieg's Holberg Suite before 7.00.


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter

: Performance on 3 American Song

Chris Wines introduces the last of four recitals given as part of Radio 3's Sounding the Century.
Baritone Karl Daymond and pianist lain Burnside perform songs by Copland, Foster, Ives, Niles,
Argento, Rorem, Porter, Berlin, Kern, Bernstein and Gershwin.


Baritone: Karl Daymond

: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Respighi Ancient Airs and Dances

: Postscript The Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway

2: The Capital of the World. Paco is a waiter who longs to be a bullfighter, so he builds a practice bull with two carving knives and a chair. Reader Kerry Shale.

: American Film Music

Paul Bateman conducts the BBC
Concert Orchestra in film scores by European composers working in Hollywood.
Korngold Sea Hawk; The Adventures of Robin Hood
Miklos Rozsa Ben-Hur
Max Steiner Gone with the Wind:
The Adventures of Don Juan
Franz Waxman Rebecca ; Prince Valiant


Unknown: Paul Bateman
Unknown: Robin Hood
Unknown: Miklos Rozsa Ben-Hur
Unknown: Max Steiner
Unknown: Don Juan
Unknown: Franz Waxman Rebecca

: Night Waves

For nearly 170 years before the American Civil War, the Ball family owned an empire of slave plantations across South Carolina. When journalist Edward Ball set out to trace the story of his family, their slaves and their descendants, he stirred up one of the thorniest issues in contemporary America. Richard Coles talks to Ball about his personal memoir and the questions of retribution and racial division that it raises. Plus first-night news from the European premiere of David Mamet 's play The Old Neighborhood, a work telling a similar story of a man confronting the past. Producer Rebecca Stratford


Unknown: Edward Ball
Unknown: David Mamet
Producer: Rebecca Stratford

: Jazz Notes

With Digby Fairweather.
Karrin Allyson is a young singer/pianist from Kansas City who delights in jazz and the great American song book. She talks tonight about her own career and the influence of the great voices of the past.


Unknown: Digby Fairweather.
Unknown: Karrin Allyson

: Composer of the Week Beethoven

Beethoven and Archduke Rudolph With Misha Donat.
"The master will 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 from last Tuesday


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

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Slovenian Radio Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Samo Hubad.
Ciril Skerjanec (cello)
Dvorak Carnival Overture;
Cello Concerto in B minor
Brahms Symphony No 3 in F
Followed by a non-stop sequence of music for a midsummer's night, including:
2.25 Stefan Schlegel Well Have
Some Fun Tonight Heinz della Torre (trumpet), the Composer (trombone), Paolo D'Angelo (accordion)
2.30 Victor Herbert Sunset
CBC Vancouver Orchestra/Bernardi
3.00 Farkas La Cour du Roi Mathias
(excerpts) Korean Chamber Ensemble
3.15 Sibelius Night-Ride and Sunrise Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste
3.35 Mendelssohn Suite: A
Midsummer Night's Dream
Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Michael Schonwandt
4.05 Ravel Daphnis and Chloe: Suites Nos 1 and 2 Spanish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Sergiu Comissiona
4.35 Milcho Leviev Music for Jazz
Group and Symphony Orchestra
Bulgarian National Radio Orchestra and Big Band, conducted by the Composer
5.30 Marjan Mozetich Fantasia. ... sul un Linguaggio Perduto Amadeus Ensemble


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Samo Hubad.
Unknown: Stefan Schlegel
Unknown: Heinz Della Torre
Accordion: Paolo D'Angelo
Accordion: Victor Herbert
Unknown: Farkas La Cour
Unknown: Sibelius Night-Ride
Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Conductor: Michael Schonwandt
Conductor: Ravel Daphnis
Conductor: Sergiu Comissiona
Unknown: Marjan Mozetich Fantasia.

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