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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with arts news and music including Stokowski's orchestral arrangement of the Turkish Rondo from Mozart's Piano
Sonata in A, K331, at 6.10; pianist Leif Ove Andsnes playing Janacek at
7.30; and the Montagues and Capulets from Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet performed by the Berlin Philharmonic, conductor
Claudio Abbado , at 8.05.


Pianist: Leif Ove Andsnes
Conductor: Claudio Abbado

: Masterworks

With Penny Gore.
Tchaikovsky Festival Overture on the Danish National Anthem
Russian National Orchestra, conductor Mikhail Pletnev
9.13 Debussy Rhapsody
Simon Haram (saxophone), John York (piano)
9.26 Elgar Violin Concerto in B minor Yehudi Menuhin ,
London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the Composer
10.18 Debussy Première Rapsodie James Campbell (clarinet), John York (piano)


Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev
Unknown: Simon Haram
Piano: John York
Unknown: Yehudi Menuhin
Piano: John York

: Proms Artist of theWeek

Yan Pascal Tortelier
French conductor Yan Pascal
Tortelier talks to Joan Bakewell about his early career as a violinist and as leader of the Toulouse
Capitole Orchestre, and explains how he moved into conducting. With music by Offenbach and Faure.


Unknown: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Sound Stories

Historical Figures
2: Henry VIII. All the world knows that Henry had six wives. But how many recall his rich patronage of the arts, especially music? Henry was even one of that rare breed - a royal composer. Music includes:
Henry VIII Pastime with Good Company Pro Cantione Antiqua Comysh Magnificat
The Cardinall's Musick, director Andrew Carwood
Saint-Saens Divertissement (Henry VIII ) Razumovsky Sinfonia , conductor Andrew Mogrelia
Sullivan Water Music (Suite: Henry VIII ) RTE Concert Orchestra, conductor Andrew Penny


Unknown: Henry Viii.
Unknown: Henry Viii
Director: Andrew Carwood
Unknown: Henry Viii
Conductor: Razumovsky Sinfonia
Conductor: Andrew Mogrelia
Unknown: Henry Viii

: Proms Composer of the Week: Szymanowski

With Adrian Thomas.
2: Love Songs and Dances
Szymanowski's visits to Italy and North Africa just before the First
World War lured him into the world of Mediterranean and Near Eastern culture, inspiring some of his most captivating music.
Zuleika, Op 13 No 4
Halina Lukomska (soprano), Jerzy Sulikowski (piano) Love Songs of Hafiz Martyn Hill (tenor),
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Tadaaki Otaka
Symphony No 3 (Song of the Night)
Stefania Woytowicz (soprano), Warsaw National Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, conductor Witold Rowicki Repeated next Tuesday 12 midnight


Unknown: Adrian Thomas.
Piano: Jerzy Sulikowski
Tenor: Martyn Hill
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Soprano: Stefania Woytowicz

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Cheltenham Festival 1998
Chris Wines introduces the first of four lunchtime broadcasts from this year's Cheltenham Festival.
Skampa Quartet, Judith Hall (flute)
Mozart Bute Quartet in D, K285 Jonathan Lloyd
The Apprentice's Sorcery for Solo Flute (first performance)
Janacek String Quartet No 2 (Intimate Letters)


Presenter: Chris Wines
Flute: Judith Hall

: BBC Proms 98

Sunday's performance of Szymanowski's opera King Roger.
City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, Youth Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle
For rest of cast see Sunday 7.30pm


Conductor: Simon Rattle
King Roger: Thomas Hampson (baritone)
Roxane: Elzbieta Szmytka (soprano)
Edrisi: Philip Langridge (tenor)

: Rubinstein

Artur Rubinstein (piano) plays Chopin.


Piano: Artur Rubinstein

: Choral Voices

Paul Guinery presents the first of eight programmes in which the BBC Singers explore the glories of 400 years of choral music.
1: Fairest Oriana. Solemn motets and playful madrigals by composers at the court of Queen Elizabeth I. BBC Singers, conductor Bo Holten Byrd 0 Lord Make Thy Servant Elizabeth; Agnus Dei
Weelkes When David Heard
Tallis If Ye Love Me; 0 Nata Lux
Morley Now Is the Month of Maying Gibbons What Is Our Life
Plus music by Gibbons and Wilbye. Producer Michael Emery


Unknown: Paul Guinery
Conductor: Bo Holten
Unknown: Nata Lux
Producer: Michael Emery

: Quartet

By Steve May. Episode 2 For details see yesterday

: In Tune

As the Laban Dance Centre in London celebrates its 50th anniversary,
Humphrey Carpenter looks back over its history and finds out how much influence it has had on contemporary dance in this country. Music includes Ravel and Rameau, plus Gershwin's An American in Paris at 6.40.


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter

: BBC Proms 98

From the Royal Albert Hall , London. The first of this year's Proms commissions - from a leading young British composer - "is to do with the seasons and seasonal change: the effects of different kinds of light, different kinds of weather on the landscape". It is complemented by Vaughan Williams's Pastoral symphony - to him a war requiem.
Kyoko Takezawa (violin), Paul Agnew (tenor), BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis
Elgar Overture: Froissart
Bruch Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor
7.45 Beehemz
By Penelope Fitzgerald. There was once an old, reclusive composer who just had to be lured out of retirement. Reader David Troughton. Repeat
8.05 Julian Anderson The Stations of the Sun (first performance) Vaughan Williams A Pastoral Symphony (Symphony No 3) Repeated Thursday 2pm


Unknown: Albert Hall
Violin: Kyoko Takezawa
Violin: Paul Agnew
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Unknown: Penelope Fitzgerald.
Reader: David Troughton.
Unknown: Julian Anderson
Unknown: Vaughan Williams

: Postscript

Choice Grenfell
Maureen Lipman re-creates monologues, sketches and songs originally written and performed by comedian Joyce Grenfell. Featuring two songs with music composed by Richard Addinsell - All My Tomorrows and Picture Postcard, - and Lally Tullet, a steamy tale of close relationships from a Virginian veranda. Repeat


Unknown: Maureen Lipman
Unknown: Joyce Grenfell.
Composed By: Richard Addinsell

: Violin Pyrotechnics

Violinist Ruggiero Ricci performs music including Milstein's arrangement of Uszt's Mephisto Waltz.


Violinist: Ruggiero Ricci

: BBC Proms 98

From the Royal Albert Hall, London. The first late-night prom delves into the mysterious world of metaphysics and alchemy.
This specially commissioned one-act opera to a libretto by David Pountney concerns a quest for "radical truths" undertaken by John Dee , a favourite of Queen Elizabeth I, and his magician companion Edward Kelly. John Harle Angel Magick (first London performance)
Fretwork, the Bauhaus Band, conductor John Harle


Unknown: David Pountney
Unknown: John Dee
Unknown: Edward Kelly.
Conductor: John Harle
Kelly: Donald Maxwell (baritone)
Sidney: William Purefoy (countertenor)
Bruno: Andrew Forbes-Lane (tenor)
Spencer: Jacqueline Miura (mezzo)
Elizabeth I: Sarah Leonard (soprano)
John Dee: Christopher Good (actor)
Jane Dee: Lucy Burge (dancer)

: Jazz Notes

With Alyn Shipton. A new monthly feature, Legends of Swing, begins with Roy Eldridge , who is remembered by two veteran Chicago colleagues.


Unknown: Alyn Shipton.
Unknown: Roy Eldridge

: Proms Composer of the Week: Rameau

2: Earth and Air. Rameau brought the pleasures of fruits, flowers, wine, women and song into his music.
Including scenes from Anacreon, Les Indes Galantes and Les Boreades.
Repeated from last Tuesday

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Iko Miva (piano), Bulgarian NRSO, conductor Milen Nachev Petko Stainov Trakiya
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 1 in C
Raichev Sympnonic Episodes
2.30 JC Bach Quintet in D, Op 11 Musica Petropolitana
2.45 Renier L'lndifférence Punie
Richard Duguay (tenor), Arion Ensemble
3.00 Chopin Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante
Lana Gene (piano)
3.10 Brahms String Quartet in A minor, Op 51 No 2
Ljubljanski Godalni Quartet
3.55 Kletzki Symphony No 2 in G minor Rene Koch (baritone),
Berne SO, conductor Dmitri Kitaienko
4.45 Hurlebusch Concerto in A minor
Paul van de Linden , Kristine Linde (oboes), Manfred Kramer (violin), Musica ad Rhenum
5.20 Britten The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Milen Nachev
5.40 Abel Sonata No 6 in G
Karl Kaiser (transverse flute), Susanne Kaiser (harpsichord)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Milen Nachev
Piano: Lana Gene
Baritone: Rene Koch
Conductor: Dmitri Kitaienko
Unknown: Paul van De Linden
Oboes: Kristine Linde
Oboes: Manfred Kramer
Conductor: Milen Nachev
Unknown: Karl Kaiser
Harpsichord: Susanne Kaiser

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