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: On Air

Stephanie Hughes with arts news, and music including Elgar's Cockaigne overture performed by the LSO, conductor Colin Davis , at 6.45; Handel's Venti Turbini from Rinaldo sung by James Bowman after the 7.00 news;
Hoist's St Paul 's Suite played by the Royal Philharmonic, conductor Malcolm Sargent , leading up to the 8.00 news; and Ravel's Introduction and Allegro performed by William Bennett (flute), James Campbell (clarinet) and the Allegri Quartet at 8.25. Producer Joanne Whitworth


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Conductor: Colin Davis
Unknown: Venti Turbini
Sung By: James Bowman
Unknown: St Paul
Conductor: Malcolm Sargent
Flute: William Bennett
Flute: James Campbell
Producer: Joanne Whitworth

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday , featuring Haydn's Op 20 set of string quartets and performances by Marguerite Long. Schubert Overture: Rosamunde
Chamber Orchestra of Europe, conductor Claudio Abbado
9.11 Haydn String Quartet in E flat, Op 20 No 1 Hagen Quartet
9.30 Schubert, orch Reger Prometheus Klaus Mertens (baritone),
North German Radio Philharmonic, conductor Werner Andreas Albert
9.36 Schumann Konzertstuck in F
Jean-Jacques Justafre ,
Jean-Paul Gantiez , Jean-Claude Barro and Alain Courtois (horns), New Philharmonic, conductor Theodor Guschlbauer
9.54 Faure Piano Quartet No 1 in C minor, Op 15
Members of the Pasquier Quartet, Marguerite Long (piano) Producer Tony Cheevers


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Marguerite Long.
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Unknown: Reger Prometheus
Baritone: Klaus Mertens
Conductor: Werner Andreas Albert
Conductor: Schumann Konzertstuck
Unknown: Jean-Jacques Justafre
Unknown: Jean-Paul Gantiez
Unknown: Jean-Claude Barro
Horns: Alain Courtois
Conductor: Theodor Guschlbauer
Piano: Marguerite Long
Producer: Tony Cheevers

: Artist of the Week

Margaret Pnce
Welsh soprano Margaret Price has triumphed in operatic roles created by Mozart and Verdi and is also well known as a lieder recitalist. She talks to
Joan Bakewell about her early life and career, why she refused to enter competitions and has never had a singing teacher, and how her father wrote to major record companies to introduce his daughter. Including works by Mozart, Verdi and Schubert. Producer Gwawr Owen


Unknown: Margaret Pnce
Soprano: Margaret Price
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Gwawr Owen

: Sound Stories

Five Novelists
With Peggy Reynolds.
1: Walter Scott. With their dramatic plots, colourful characters and wild Highland settings, Scott's novels - from The Lady of the Lake to The Heart of Midlothian - became popular throughout Europe and were easy meat for composers. Including excerpts from:
Rossini La Donna del Lago
Soloists, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, conductor Maurizio Pollini Bizet La Jolie Fille de Perth Alfredo
Kraus (tenor), New Philharmonic, conductor Georges Pretre
MacCunn Jeanie Deans Soloists, BBC Scottish SO, conductor Martyn Brabbins Producer Piers Burton-Page


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds.
Unknown: Walter Scott.
Conductor: Maurizio Pollini
Unknown: Perth Alfredo
Conductor: Georges Pretre
Soloists: MacCunn Jeanie Deans
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Producer: Piers Burton-Page

: Composer of the Week: Samuel Barber

With Humphrey Burton.
1: The Making of Barber. "I was meant to be a composer, and will be, I'm sure ... Don't ask me to try and forget this unpleasant thing and go play football ... Please." (A letter from the nine-year-old Barber to his mother) A Slumber Song of the Madonna Cheryl Studer (soprano), John Browning (piano) Serenade for Strings
Symphony of the Air/Golschmann Dover Beach The Composer (baritone), Curtis Quartet
Overture: The School for Scandal
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, conductor David Zinman
Symphony No 1
St Louis Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leonard Slatkin
Producer Declan McGovern
Repeated next Monday 12 midnight


Presenter: Humphrey Burton
Soprano: Cheryl Studer
Piano: John Browning
Conductor: David Zinman
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
Producer: Declan McGovern

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

From St John's, Smith
Square, London.
Catherine Bott (soprano), Trio Sonnerie
Handel Cantata: Armida Abbandonata ; Trio Sonata in G minor, Op 2 No 5; Cantata: Figlio d'Alte Speranze
Vivaldi Trio Sonata in D minor, Op 1 No 12 (La Follia)
Repeated Saturday lpm


Soprano: Catherine Bott
Unknown: Armida Abbandonata

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductors Osmo Vanska and Jerzy Maksymiuk ,
Solveig Kringelborn (soprano) Sibelius Symphony No 1 Strauss Four Last Songs
Elgar Symphony No 1 in A flat


Unknown: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Soprano: Solveig Kringelborn

: Sams at the Opera

Jeremy Sams presents a personal selection of operatic delights, familiar and unfamiliar, sublime and ridiculous.
Painting and Sculpture. Mozart,
Puccini and Rameau are among the composers in some of whose operas the visual arts play a significant part.


Unknown: Jeremy Sams

: Music Machine

To start a week of programmes looking at technology and music,
Verity Sharp tries her hand at making generative music with the Koan system. Producer Rob Tayierson
WEB SITE: www.bbc.co.uk/music^machine/


Music: Verity Sharp
Producer: Rob Tayierson

: In Tune

Laurel and Hardy produced some of this century's greatest comedy, but their films were underpinned by brilliantly witty scores. Sean Rafferty looks at some of this music as it is celebrated as part of the Meltdown 98 festival on London's South Bank.
Before 7.00 and a selection of CD releases, Haydn's String Quartet in E flat, Op 33 No 2 (The Joke).
Producer Paul Frankl. John Peel broadcasts from Meltdown tomorrow, Radio 1, 8.40pm


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Producer: Paul Frankl.
Producer: John Peel

: Performance on 3

Petroc Trelawny introduces a concert of Czech music given last month in the Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool. Eva Urbanova (soprano),
Marta Benackova (mezzo), Ludovit Ludha (tenor), Peter Mikulas (bass), Ian Tracey (organ). Royal Liverpool
Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, conductor Petr Altrichter
Suk Scherzo Fantastique; Suite: A Fairy Tale
Janacek Glagolitic Mass


Soprano: Marta Benackova
Tenor: Ludovit Ludha
Tenor: Peter Mikulas
Bass: Ian Tracey
Conductor: Petr Altrichter

: Postscript

This American Life
Rve programmes this week in which Ian Peacock attempts to understand America through its self-image on radio and television. Is it a country, an ideology, or just a chaos of cultures? 1: Meta-Manhattan. New York as seen on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network - four channels run entirely by local residents. Presenters include elderly opera fanatics, transsexuals, alleged neo-Nazis, Harlem bodybuilders and the mysterious Ozaro, who simply stares at the camera for half an hour. Here, free speech rules, and Woody Allen is nowhere in sight. Producer Ian Peacock


Producer: Ian Peacock

: Mrs Beach

Piano music by the American composer Amy Beach , including her Four Sketches and Hermit Thrush played by Virginia Eskin.


Unknown: Amy Beach
Played By: Virginia Eskin.

: Voices Rainbow Voices

In anticipation of Gay Pride Day next Saturday, lain Burnside presents songs by men and women celebrating who they are and what they are.
Producer Adam Gatehouse. Rptd tomorrow 4pm


Songs By: Men And
Producer: Adam Gatehouse.

: Mixing It

Robert Wyatt has been acclaimed as being "the one performer in England that everyone there respects and loves - the punks, the art rockers, everyone." He possesses what
Ryuichi Sakamoto has described as the saddest voice in the world.
Tonight, Robert Wyatt chooses three tracks that are currently making a big impression on him. Producer Ekene Akalawu


Unknown: Robert Wyatt
Unknown: Ryuichi Sakamoto
Unknown: Robert Wyatt
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather talks to trombone legend Milt Bernhart about his days with Stan Kenton and Frank Sinatra.
Producer Terry Carter


Talks: Digby Fairweather
Unknown: Milt Bernhart
Unknown: Stan Kenton
Unknown: Frank Sinatra.
Producer: Terry Carter

: Composer of the Week: CPE Bach

With Roderick Swanston. flute Sonata in E minor, Wql24; Sonatina in G, Wq98; Priifung am
Abend; Demut; Bitten, Wql94; Trio Sonata in C minor, Wql61 No 1 (Sanguineus and Melancholicus); Symphony in F, Wql81 Repeated from last Monday


Flute: Roderick Swanston.

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Debussy Quartet Cherubim String Quartet No 3 in D minor
Milhaud String Quartet No 16 Faure String Quartet in E minor, Op 121
2.20 Glazunov The Seasons
Vancouver SO/Kazuyoshi Akiyama
3.00 Mozart Requiem in D minor Iva Hraste (soprano), Cecilija Car (mezzo), Hrid Matic (tenor), Neven Belamaric (bass), Zagreb Music Academy
Chorus and Orchestra/Igor Gjadrov
4.00 Brahms Choral Preludes, Op 122 Olli Porthan (organ)
4.30 Crusell Concertino in B flat for bassoon and orchestra Juhani
Tapaninen, Finnish RSO/Saraste
4.45 Durante Concerto No 3 in E flat
Concerto Koln
5.25 Beethoven Symphony No 1 in C Netherlands RCO/Ernest Bour


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Tenor: Hrid Matic
Tenor: Neven Belamaric
Unknown: Olli Porthan

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