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: On Air

Stephanie Hughes with music and arts news, including Mahler's Ich Ging mit Lust from Des Knaben Wunderhorn performed by Karita Mattila and llmo Ranta at 6.05; Beethoven's Pathétique sonata performed by Daniel Barenboim at
7.10; and Debussy's Prelude a I'Apres-Midi d'un Faune performed by the London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Claudio Abbado , after the arts news at 8.20.


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Unknown: Daniel Barenboim
Conductor: Claudio Abbado

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Elgar Pomp and Circumstance March No 3 in C minor
London Philharmonic, conductor Adrian Boult
9.06 Mozart Violin Sonata in A, K526 Jacques Thibaud ,
Marguerite Long (piano)
9.24 Sibelius Cassazione
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
9.38 Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending
Bradley Creswick (violin), Northern Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
9.54 Malcolm Arnold Three Shanties for Wind Quintet Nash Ensemble
10.02 Haydn String Quartet in C, Op 20 No 2 Mosaiques Quartet


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Adrian Boult
Unknown: Jacques Thibaud
Piano: Marguerite Long
Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Violin: Bradley Creswick
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Conductor: Malcolm Arnold

: Artist of the Week

Margaret Price
Margaret Price is one of the greatest Mozart sopranos of her generation. Today she talks to Joan Bakewell about her love of Mozart's operas and the challenges different roles present. Including arias from The
Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni and Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail.


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Don Giovanni

: Sound Stories

Rve Novelists
With Peggy Reynolds.
2: Thomas Hardy. The poetry of Thomas Hardy has attracted the attention of many British composers. But his novels - from Tess of the D'Urbervilles to The Return of the Native - also throb with hidden music. In Under the Greenwood Tree it plays a central role. Including excerpts from:
Vaughan Williams Symphony No 9 BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis
Richard Rodney Bennett Film music: Far from the Madding Crowd
James Galway (flute), orchestra, conducted by the Composer Hoist Egdon Heath
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andre Previn
Plus traditional music of Hardy's time played by the Mellstock Band.


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds.
Unknown: Thomas Hardy.
Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Conductor: Richard Rodney Bennett
Flute: James Galway
Conductor: Andre Previn

: Composer of the Week Barber

With Humphrey Burton.
2: Literary Connections. "Text means a great deal to me ... I go through tons and tons of poems that could possibly be songs ... It's very hard to find them ... They are either too wordy or too introverted." (Barber, 1978)
Solitary Hotel, Op 41 No 4 Thomas Allen (baritone), Roger Vignoles (piano)
Music for a Scene from Shelley Detroit Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
Medea's Dance of Vengeance (Medea) Atlantic Sinfonietta, conductor Andrew Schenck
A Stopwatch and an Ordnance Map Robert DeCormier Chorale ,
Symphony of the Air, conductor Vladimir Golschmann
Sure on This Shining Night, Op 13 No 3 Cheryl Studer (soprano), John Browning (piano) Violin Concerto
Joshua Bell , Baltimore Symphony
Orchestra, conductor David Zinman Repeated next Tuesday 12 midnight


Unknown: Humphrey Burton.
Baritone: Thomas Allen
Piano: Roger Vignoles
Conductor: Andrew Schenck
Unknown: Robert Decormier Chorale
Conductor: Vladimir Golschmann
Soprano: Cheryl Studer
Piano: John Browning
Unknown: Joshua Bell
Conductor: David Zinman

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Mozart in the City
The first of eight programmes featurng Mozart quartets recorded in a variety of historic London venues as part of this year's City of London Festival. Introduced by Lucie Skeaping. Martinu Quartet
String Quartet in B flat, Kl 72;
String Trio in B flat, K266; String Quartet in G, K387


Introduced By: Lucie Skeaping.

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductor Mark Wigglesworth , Anne Evans (soprano)
Webem Passacaglia, Op 1 Sibelius Symphony No 2 Berg Seven Early Songs
Brahms Symphony No 2 in D


Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth
Soprano: Anne Evans

: Voices

Repeated from yesterday 10pm

: Music Machine

Verity Sharp visits Tony Myatt of York University to see how electro-acoustic composers use technology to design sounds for live performance.


Unknown: Tony Myatt

: In Tune

Warner Brothers is re-releasing its first full-length animated feature - The Sword in the Stone - and an exhibition in London is exploring
Arthurian legend in film. Today, Sean Rafferty looks at the exhibition and some of the music inspired by England's mythological king. Music includes Janacek's Sinfonietta before 7.00.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

From Peterborough
Cathedral, as part of the Peterborough Cathedral Festival.
Nicholas Daniel (oboe), Craig Ogden (guitar), Pauline Lowbury (violin), Britten Sinfonia , conductor Nicholas Cleobury
Ives Three Pieces in New England (Orchestral Set No 1) Carter Oboe Concerto
8.15 Uke a Circle in a Spiral
By Russell Hoban. He meets her on a foggy London morning as she finishes the line of a song he is humming. What next? This story, read by David Horovitch , was commissioned by Radio 3 with BBC Music Magazine.
8.35 Aaron Jay Kemis Double Concerto Copland Music for the Theater


Oboe: Nicholas Daniel
Oboe: Craig Ogden
Guitar: Pauline Lowbury
Conductor: Britten Sinfonia
Conductor: Nicholas Cleobury
Unknown: Russell Hoban.
Read By: David Horovitch
Unknown: Aaron Jay Kemis

: Postscript

This American Life
With Ian Peacock.
2: Whole Lotta Mozart. A profile of cult classical broadcaster Steve Post. whose melancholic style and ad-libbed news bulletins sometimes get him into trouble. What does the US media's relationship with classical music say about American culture? Why do classical stations play so much Mozart? And why do so many classical presenters sound like airline pilots?


Unknown: Ian Peacock.
Unknown: Lotta Mozart.
Unknown: Steve Post.

: Fibonacci Sequence

Mozart Adagio in C, K580a Berkeley Trio for Horn, Violin and Piano, Op 44
Ibert Cinq Pieces en Trio for Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon

: Night Waves

Few characters have provoked as much analysis as Adolf Hitler , yet more than 50 years after his death, his actions remain surrounded by dispute and ambiguity. In his new book, Explaining Hitler, leading American journalist Ron Rosenbaum explores this unsettled and unsettling moral debate. Richard Coles discusses his account of the search for the origin of evil. He also reassesses Dostoyevsky's prophetic novel The Possessed as the Maly Drama Theatre of St
Petersburg bring their epic adaptation to London. Bill Buford of the New Yorker delivers his weekly letter from the US. Producer Abigail Appleton


Unknown: Adolf Hitler
Unknown: Ron Rosenbaum
Unknown: Richard Coles
Producer: Abigail Appleton

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather introduces a two-part concert given by vocalist Ian Shaw and his trio in the Music Room, Pizza Express, Dean Street, London. Part 2 tomorrow


Introduces: Digby Fairweather
Unknown: Ian Shaw

: Composer of the Week CPE Bach

Prussian Sonata in F, Wq48 No 1; Wurttemberg Sonata in A minor, Wq49 No 1; Fantasia in C minor
(Probestuck Sonata in F minor, Wq63 No 6); Concerto in 0 minor, Wq23 Repeated from last Tuesday

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Prague Radio Orchestra, conductor Ondrej Kukal , Ivan Zenaty (violin) Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture Jiri Gemrot Violin
Concerto Dvorak Symphony No 5 in F
2.30 Marcel Samuel-Rosseau
Variations Pastorales sur un Vieux
Noël Erica Goodman (harp), members of the Amadeus Ensemble
2.40 Bach Cantata No 169: Gott
Soil Allein Mein Herze Haben Jadwiga Rappe (soprano), Concerto Avenna
3.05 Vieme Violin Sonata, Op 23
Anne Robert , Sylviane Defeme (piano)
3.45 Ives Piano Sonata No 2 (Concord) Louise Bessette
4.45 Let Stants String Quartet No 2 Dufay Quartet
5.00 Schumann Manfred Overture
Danish NRSO/Michael Schonwandt
5.25 Johann Ernst Bach Vertrauen der Christen auf Gott Christoph Pregardien (tenor),
Rheinische Kantorei , Kleine Konzert/Hermann Max
5.45 Franck Prelude, Fugue and Variation, Op 18 Silverman (piano)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Ondrej Kukal
Violin: Ivan Zenaty
Violin: Tchaikovsky Romeo
Violin: Jiri Gemrot
Unknown: Marcel Samuel-Rosseau
Harp: Erica Goodman
Unknown: Anne Robert
Unknown: Louise Bessette
Unknown: Gott Christoph
Tenor: Rheinische Kantorei

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