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: On Air

Stephanie Hughes with music and arts news, including a review at 8.20 of David Mamet 's new play The Old Neighborhood directed by Patrick Marber at the Royal Court Theatre, London. Music includes Debussy's Danse orchestrated by Ravel, performed by the Ulster Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley , at 6.05; Bach's Orchestral Suite No 3 in D, BWV1068, played by the English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock , leading up to the news at 7.00; and Mendelssohn's overture to A
Midsummer Night's Dream performed by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, conductor Seiji Ozawa , at 8.05.


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Unknown: David Mamet
Directed By: Patrick Marber
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Vivaldi Concerto in D for Two Violins and Lute, RV93
Nils-Erik Sparf and Tullo Galli (violins), Jakob Lindberg (lute),
Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble
9.11 Bruch Kol Nidrei
Emanuel Feuermann (cello), Berlin State Opera Orchestra, conductor Frieder Weissmann
9.21 JC Bach Sinfonia Concertante in E flat, T286 No 8
Graham Cracknell and Anna McDonald (violins), Angela East (cello), Hanover Band/Anthony Halstead
9.42 Schumann Symphonic Etudes, Op 13 Murray Perahia (piano)
10.06 Delius Paris (The Song of a Great City) Royal Liverpool
Philharmonic/Charles Mackerras


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Nils-Erik Sparf
Violins: Tullo Galli
Violins: Jakob Lindberg
Unknown: Bruch Kol Nidrei
Cello: Emanuel Feuermann
Conductor: Frieder Weissmann
Unknown: Graham Cracknell
Violins: Anna McDonald
Violins: Angela East

: Artist of the Week

Colin Davis
In 1983, Colin Davis left the Royal Opera House for overseas duties, first with the Bavarian Radio
Symphony Orchestra and then with the Dresden Staatskapelle. Today he talks to Joan Bakewell about his
German years.


Unknown: Colin Davis
Unknown: Colin Davis
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Sound Stories

Musical Travellers
With Richard Baker.
2: Mozart in Prague. Mozart's The
Marriage of Figaro was a reasonable success in Vienna, but in Prague it caused a sensation, as Mozart discovered when he visited the Bohemian capital to share in the triumph. In fact, Prague gave Mozart some of his happiest moments. Music includes:
Mozart Overture: The Marriage of Figaro English Baroque Soloists, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
Abendempfindung, K523 Arleen Auger (soprano), Dalton Baldwin (piano)
Symphony No 38 in D, K504 (Prague) (4th mvt)
ECO, conductor Benjamin Britten


Unknown: Richard Baker.
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Soprano: Arleen Auger
Piano: Dalton Baldwin
Conductor: Benjamin Britten

: Composer of the Week: CPE Bach

With Roderick Swanston. In 1768, CPE Bach succeeded Telemann to the top musical post in Hamburg. After years of writing only instrumental music, he suddenly had to turn his hand to choral writing and to supervising hundreds of performances a year in five different churches. Bach threw himself into the task with characteristic enthusiasm and today's programme includes excerpts from his impressive array of choral works. Zur Einfuhrung des HP Gasie; Anbetung dem Erbarmer ;
Morgensang am Schopfungsfeste Barbara Schlick (soprano),
Hilke Helling (contralto), Wilfried Jochens (tenor), Gotthold Schwarz (bass), Rheinische Kantorei , Das Kleine
Konzert, conductor Hermann Max Repeated next Wednesday 12 midnight


Unknown: Roderick Swanston.
Unknown: Anbetung Dem Erbarmer
Soprano: Schopfungsfeste Barbara Schlick
Soprano: Hilke Helling
Contralto: Wilfried Jochens
Tenor: Gotthold Schwarz
Bass: Rheinische Kantorei
Conductor: Hermann Max

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Aldeburgh Festival
A concert given earlier this month in the Snape Maltings Concert Hall. llya Itin (piano)
Scriabin Two Poems, Op 32; Piano Sonata No 2, Op 19
Rachmaninov Mélodie in E, Op 3 No 3; Moment Musical in E flat minor,
Op 16 No 2; Daisies, Op 38 No 3; Sonata No 2 in B flat minor. Op 36

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Symphony Orchestra Conductor Manfred Honeck ,
Till Fellner (piano)
Schumann Overture: Manfred
Mozart Piano Concerto No 25 in C,
Bruckner Symphony No 7 in E


Conductor: Manfred Honeck

: Choral Evensong

I From Westminster Abbey.
Introit: Sing Joyfully (Byrd)
Responses (Howells) Psalm 116 (Smart)
First Lesson: Malachi 3, wl-6; 4 Office Hymn: Ut Queant Laxis (plainsong)
Canticles: Naylor in A
Second Lesson: Matthew 11, w2-19
Anthem: Vox Dicentis (Naylor)
Hymn: On This High Feast Day (Iste Confessor)
Organ Voluntary: Rhapsody No 1 (Howells)
Acting organist and master of the choristers Martin Baker. Assistant organist Stephen le Prevost. Organ scholar John Hosking.


Unknown: Martin Baker.
Unknown: John Hosking.

: In Tune

French violinist and film-maker
Bruno Monsaingeon talks to Humphrey Carpenter about how he made a documentary about Sviatoslav Richter just before his death last year.
Music includes Bach's Orchestral
Suite No 2 in B minor, BWV1067, before 6.00, and Wieniawski's Violin Concerto before 7.00.


Talks: Bruno Monsaingeon
Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Sviatoslav Richter

: Performance on 3: Dr Ox's Experiment

One of the most exciting events of the operatic season in Britain: English National
Opera's world premiere production of the new opera by Gavin Bryars, staged by the acclaimed Canadian film director Atom Egoyan.
The story is a satirical version by Blake Morrison of a fantastic tale by Jules Verne. The experiment performed by the mysterious scientist Dr Ox and his assistant Ygene is to inject oxygen surreptitiously into the atmosphere of the sleepy French town of Quiquendome - with results both hilarious and alarming.
Introduced by Natalie Wheen.
Chorus and Orchestra of ENO, conductor James Holmes
8.40 Natalie Wheen talks to Gavin Bryars, Blake Morrison and Atom Egoyan talk about the preparations for Dr Ox's Experiment.
9.00 Act 2


Unknown: Gavin Bryars
Director: Atom Egoyan.
Unknown: Blake Morrison
Unknown: Jules Verne.
Introduced By: Natalie Wheen.
Conductor: James Holmes
Talks: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: Blake Morrison
Unknown: Atom Egoyan
DrOx: Bonaventura Bottone(tenor)
Ygene: Riccardo Simoetti(baritone)
Van Tricasse: Nicholas Folwell(bantone)
Niklausse: Mark Richardson(bass)
Aunt Hermance: Della Jones(mezzo)
Passauf: Dean Robinson(bass)
Suzel: Valdine Anderson(soprano)
Frantz: David James(countertenor)
Fritz: Ryland Angel(countertenor)
Suzanne: Anna-Clare Monk(soprano)
Valentine: Susan Parry(mezzo)

: Postscript

The Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway 3: The Snows of Kilimanjaro. Harry, a writer, has gone to Africa to seek inspiration. But his truck has broken down in the middle of nowhere, and his gangrene is spreading. Reader Ron Berglas.


Stories Of: Ernest Hemingway
Reader: Ron Berglas.

: Night Waves

As the British Museum launches its first exhibition devoted to the culture and arts of the Maori people of New Zealand, Laura Cumming explores the contentious issues surrounding the origins and display of ethnic collections abroad and hears from New Zealand about the work of contemporary Maori artists and writers. Plus news from the opening of How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel , in which a teenage girl turns to her uncle for comfort. Producer Julian May


Unknown: Laura Cumming
Unknown: Paula Vogel

: Jazz Notes

With Digby Fairweather. lain Dixon left the BBC Big Band two years ago and now leads his own quartet in a studio session. lain Dixon (tenor sax), Nikki lies (piano), Gary Culshaw (double bass), Tristan Maillot (drums)


Unknown: Digby Fairweather.
Piano: Gary Culshaw
Bass: Tristan Maillot

: Composer of the Week: Beethoven

Piano Sonata in E minor, Op 90;
Piano Trio in B flat, Op 97 (Archduke) Repeated from last Wednesday

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Kuhlau Flute Sonata in A minor, Op 85 Johan Bentzon , Folmer Jensen (piano)
1.35 Weyse Piano Sonata No 1 in E Kuhlau Piano Sonata in C,
Op 26 No 2 Folmer Jensen (piano)
2.15 Mozart Flute Quartet No 3 in C, K285b Young-Mi Kim (flute),
Yong-Woo Chun (violin), Myung-Hee Cho (viola), Jink-Yung Chee (cello)
2.30 Mahler Symphony No 1 Quebec Music Conservatory Orchestra, conductor Franz-Paul Decker
3.30 Praetorius Meine Seel Erhebt den Herren (German Magnificat) Schutz Academy/Howard Arman
3.45 Malcolm Forsyth Songs from the Q'Appelle Valley Hannaford
Street Silver Band/Stephen Chenette
4.40 Schickhardt Concerto in G minor for Flute, Oboe and Bassoon
Musica Ad Rhenum
5.10 Stravinsky Suite: The Firebird (1919) Saarbrucken SO/Viotti


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Johan Bentzon
Piano: Folmer Jensen
Violin: Yong-Woo Chun
Violin: Myung-Hee Cho
Viola: Jink-Yung Chee

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