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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with arts news and music including the orchestral version of Weber's Invitation to the Dance played by the ASMF, conductor Neville Marriner , at 7.05; Rossini's aria Una Voce Poco Fa from The Barber of Seville sung by soprano Olga Borodina with the ECO, conductor Patrick Summers , at 8.05; and, after the arts news at 8.20,
Alfred Brendel playing Beethoven's Piano Sonata in C sharp minor, Op 27 No 2 (Moonlight).


Conductor: Neville Marriner
Soprano: Olga Borodina
Conductor: Patrick Summers
Unknown: Alfred Brendel

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Bach, arr Kempff Jesu Bleibet Meine Freude, BWV147
Wilhelm Kempff (piano)
9.04 Stravinsky Octet
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen
9.19 Berlioz Le Jeune Patre Breton,
Op 13 No 4 Howard Crook (tenor), Lyon Opera Orchestra, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
9.24 Kraus Symphony in C sharp minor Concerto Koln
9.44 Nielsen Springtime on Funen Andreas Thors (treble),
Linnea Ekdahl (girl soprano), Asa Baverstam (soprano), Kjell Magnus Sandve (tenor), Per Hoyer (baritone), Swedish Radio Choir and SO, conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen
10.01 Beethoven Piano Sonata in D,
Op 28 (Pastoral) Wilhelm Kempff


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Piano: Wilhelm Kempff
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Conductor: Kraus Symphony
Unknown: Funen Andreas Thors
Unknown: Linnea Ekdahl
Soprano: Asa Baverstam
Soprano: Kjell Magnus Sandve
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Unknown: Wilhelm Kempff

: Artist of the Week

Thomas Hampson
Thomas Hampson talks to
Joan Bakewell about his commitment to
American song - a commitment that involves far more than just performance. He is determined to bring this neglected repertoire to a wider public and has researched and successfuly introduced music never before published or recorded. Including music by Stephen Foster , Barber, Bernstein and Copland.


Unknown: Thomas Hampson
Talks: Thomas Hampson
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Music By: Stephen Foster

: Sound Stories

Instrumental Revolutionaries
With Richard Baker.
When Andres Segovia gave his first recital - in Granada in 1909 - he was virtually self-taught. Outside Spain, the guitar was not taken seriously, while inside the country it was used exclusively in the folk tradition. Segovia's example inspired composers and performers and ensured the guitar's respectability. Including guitar pieces by Sor, Turina, Ponce and Rodrigo.


Unknown: Richard Baker.
Unknown: Andres Segovia

: Composer of the Week: Rameau

With Roger Savage.
2: Earth and Air. The pleasures of fruits, flowers, wine, women and song. Including scenes from:
Anacreon Les Musiciens du Louvre, director Marc Minkowski
Les Indes Galantes
Les Arts Rorissants, director William Christie
Les Boreades Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
Repeated next Tuesday 12 midnight


Unknown: Roger Savage.
Unknown: Anacreon Les Musiciens
Director: Marc Minkowski
Director: William Christie
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Songs of Angels
The first of four recitals from summer music festivals. Rodney Slatford introduces a concert given last May in the gothic splendour of Beverley
Minster during the Beverley and East Riding Early Music Festival. The New London Consort, director Philip Pickett , perform a sequence of Chansons a la Vierge from the verse narrative Les Miracles de Nostre-
Dame by the 13th-century French prior Gautier de Colncy. These new realisations draw on medieval images and mystical descriptions of angels playing rebecs, fiddles and harps. Joanne Lunn and Hedwig Aberg (sopranos), Jacob Herringman
(lute/gittem), Catherine Finis (fiddle), Sharona Joshua (organ/clavicimbalum), Philip Pickett (symphony/recorder)


Introduces: Rodney Slatford
Director: Philip Pickett
Unknown: Gautier de Colncy.
Harps: Joanne Lunn
Harps: Hedwig Aberg
Sopranos: Jacob Herringman
Unknown: Catherine Finis
Unknown: Sharona Joshua
Unknown: Philip Pickett

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductors Mark Wigglesworth and Tadaaki Otaka , Artur Pizarro (piano) Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
Britten Sinfonia da Requiem
Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Shostakovich Symphony No 5


Conductors: Mark Wigglesworth
Conductors: Tadaaki Otaka
Piano: Artur Pizarro
Piano: Tchaikovsky Romeo
Unknown: Britten Sinfonia

: Voices

Repeated from yesterday 10pm

: Music Machine

Music In Finland
Helsinki has a vibrant and distinctive musical nightlife, as Verity Sharp discovers when she visits a few of the nightclubs there in search of the best of Finnish rock and pop.


Unknown: Verity Sharp

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty samples the splendours of Venice during the time of Canaletto with a visit to a new exhibition of his paintings at the National Gallery in London. Music includes Mendelssohn's Piano
Concerto No 1 before the 6.00 news, and Ravel's Daphnis and Chloe Suite No 2 before 7.00.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

Cheltenham Festival 1998
A concert given last Wednesday in the Pittville Pump Room. The Lindsays
Kurtag Officium Breve, Op 28 Janacek String Quartet No 1 (Kreutzer Sonata)
Beethoven String Quartet in E minor, Op 59 No 2 (Rasumovsky)

: Postscript

Four Radio Poems
Four poems blending words and sound. 2: Wire through the Heart by Ken Smith. Repeat


Unknown: Ken Smith.

: BBC Young Musicians 98

Young Composers' Workshop
With the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor
Martyn Brabbins. Introduced by Charles Hazlewood , James MacMillan and Judith Bingham.
Nathan Rose Salve Splendor
Karen Smith Ears to the Ground
Thorn Petty Acousticaphobia
Fraser Maitland Salve Splendor Tom Young Sinfonietta


Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.
Introduced By: Charles Hazlewood
Introduced By: James MacMillan
Introduced By: Judith Bingham.
Unknown: Karen Smith Ears

: Night Waves

Richard Dawkins joins Richard Coles to discuss After Darwin, a new play by Timberlake Wertenbaker exploring the legacy of Darwin's theory of natural selection. Richard Coles also profiles American artist
Bruce Nauman in the light of a major new show focusing on his relationship with oral, written and musical language. Bill Buford reports from New York, and the English Folk
Society celebrates its centenary. Producer Julian May


Unknown: Richard Dawkins
Unknown: Richard Coles
Play By: Timberlake Wertenbaker
Unknown: Richard Coles
Artist: Bruce Nauman
Unknown: Bill Buford

: Jazz Notes

With Digby Fairweather. Part 2 of the concert given by Acker Bilk and his Paramount Jazz Band.


Unknown: Digby Fairweather.
Unknown: Acker Bilk

: Composers of the Week: Byrd and Tallis

Geoffrey Baskerville explores the secretive world of Roman Catholicism after the Reformation in England. Byrd Fantasia a 6 Capriccio Stravagante , director Skip Sempe
Tallis Videte Miraculum
Choir of St John's College, Cambridge, director Christopher Robinson Byrd Susanna Fair
Emma Kirkby (soprano), Consort of Musicke, director Anthony Rooley Tallis In Jejunio et Fletu Theatre of Voices, director Paul Hillier
Byrd Pavan and Galliard in G minor (Sir William Petre )
Laurent Stewart (harpsichord)
Byrd Mass for Four Voices (Agnus Dei) Hilliard Ensemble
Tallis Blessed Are Those That Be
Tallis Scholars, director Peter Philips Byrd Benedicta et Venerabilis;
Alleluia; Post Partum William Byrd Choir, director Gavin Turner
Byrd Why Do I Use My Paper, Ink and Pen? I Fagiolini,
Concordia Byrd Wedded to Will Is Witless London Early Music Group, director James Tyler
Repeated from last Tuesday


Unknown: Geoffrey Baskerville
Unknown: Capriccio Stravagante
Director: Christopher Robinson
Director: Byrd Susanna Fair
Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Director: Anthony Rooley
Director: Paul Hillier
Director: Byrd Pavan
Unknown: Sir William Petre
Harpsichord: Laurent Stewart
Director: Peter Philips
Director: Byrd Benedicta
Unknown: William Byrd
Director: Gavin Turner
Unknown: Concordia Byrd
Director: James Tyler

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Music from the Catholic courts of central Europe at the time of the Turkish invasion is contrasted with the sounds of the infidel host. The
Clemencic Consort and their conductor Rene Clemencic are joined by the Keckes Ensemble from Budapest
2.45 Crusell Sinfonia Concertante in B flat Esa Tukia (cor anglais), Pekka Katajamki (bassoon), Finnish RSO/Jukka-Pekka Saraste
3.15 Rolf Uebermann Suite on Six
Folk Songs Swiss Chamber Philharmonic/Patrice Ulrich
3.40 Aarre Merikanto Fantasia Finnish RSO/Paavo Berglund
4.00 Lutoslawskl Venetian Games
Warsaw Sinfonia/Wojciech Michniewski
4.10 Szymanowski Variations in B flat minor, Op 3 Jerzy Godiszewski (piano)
4.25 Bach Oboe Sonata in G minor, BWV1030b Branko Mihanovic , Visnja Mazurin (harpsichord)
5.00 Geminiani Concerto Grosso in E minor, Op 3 No 6 Camerata Bern, conductor Thomas Furi
5.20 Vanhal Symphony in A minor Cappella Coloniensis, conductor Hans-Martin Linde


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Rene Clemencic
Bassoon: Pekka Katajamki
Unknown: Rolf Uebermann Suite
Piano: Jerzy Godiszewski
Unknown: Branko Mihanovic
Harpsichord: Visnja Mazurin
Conductor: Thomas Furi
Conductor: Hans-Martin Linde

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