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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with arts news and music including Liszt's Fountains at the Villa d'Este performed by Jorge Bolet (piano) at 6.10; and Strauss's Rosenkavalier waltzes in a classic recording by Fritz Reiner at 7.30.


Piano: Jorge Bolet
Unknown: Fritz Reiner

: Masterworks

With Penny Gore.
Eigar Pomp and Circumstance March No 2
New Philharmonia, conductor John Barbirolli
9.05 Debussy Violin Sonata Yehudi Menuhin (violin), Jacques Fevrier (piano)
9.19 Liszt Piano Concerto No 1 in E flat
John Ogdon (piano),
USSR State Symphony Orchestra, conductor Victor Dubrovsky
9.38 Debussy Syrinx Roger Bourdin (flute)
9.41 Rachmaninov Symphony No 1 in D minor
Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Eugene Ormandy


Conductor: John Barbirolli
Violin: Yehudi Menuhin
Piano: Jacques Fevrier
Piano: John Ogdon
Conductor: Victor Dubrovsky
Flute: Roger Bourdin
Conductor: Eugene Ormandy

: Proms Artist of theWeek

Yan Pascal Tortelier
Tortelier talks to Joan Bakewell about his long-standing association with the Ulster Orchestra and his complete recordings of the orchestral works of Debussy and Ravel.


Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Sound Stories

Historical Figures
Profiles of five world-historical figures from different epochs, with some of the music they have inspired.
3: Oliver Cromwell. Lord Protector of England from 1649 until his death, Puritan and soldier, scourge of the Stuarts, Oliver Cromwell retained a soft spot for music, even requiring
Latin motets in his private devotions. Music includes:
Richard Dering Gaudent in Coelis Peter Barley (organ),
Choir of King's College, Cambridge, conductor Stephen Cleobury
John Wilson Take 0 Take Those Lips Away
Newbury Consort
John Playford The English Dancing Master (excerpts)
The Dufay Collective
Thomas Tomkins A Sad Pavan for
These Distracted Times
John Toll (harpsichord)
Bellini, transcr Uszt Introduction and Polonaise (I Puritani) Leslie Howard (piano)


Unknown: Oliver Cromwell.
Unknown: Oliver Cromwell
Unknown: Richard Dering Gaudent
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Conductor: John Wilson
Unknown: John Playford
Unknown: Thomas Tomkins
Piano: Leslie Howard

: Proms Composer of the Week: Szymanowski

With Adrian Thomas.
3: Return from Exile
After the First World War, Poland regained its independence after over 100 years of occupation.
Szymanowski's music follows a parallel path, gradually moving from the exoticism of the Mediterranean to a fascination with his own country's traditions. 12 Etudes
Andrzej Stefanski (piano) String Quartet No 1 Silesian Quartet Demeter
Anna Malewicz-Madey (contralto), Polish State Philharmonic, conductor Karol Stryja
Roxana's Song (King Roger)
(arr Kochanski) Kaja Danczowska (violin), Krystian Zimerman (piano) Slopiewnie (Word Songs)
Teresa Krajewska (soprano), Warsaw Grand Theatre Orchestra, conductor Robert Satanowski
Repeated next Wednesday 12 midnight


Unknown: Adrian Thomas.
Piano: Andrzej Stefanski
Contralto: Anna Malewicz-Madey
Conductor: Karol Stryja
Violin: Kaja Danczowska
Violin: Krystian Zimerman
Soprano: Teresa Krajewska
Conductor: Robert Satanowski

: The Radio 3Lunchtime Concert

Cheltenham Festival 1998
Chris Wines introduces the second of four concerts from this year's festival. Thomas Ades (piano) plays
Beethoven's Six Bagatelles, Op 126, and Janacek's In the Mists, together with shorter pieces by Janacek, Kurtag and Ligeti, including the British premiere of his latest etude.


Piano: Thomas Ades

: BBC Proms 98

Another chance to hear Monday's Prom. Louis Lortie (piano), BBC Philharmonic, conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
Bernstein Suite: On the Waterfront
Ravel Piano Concerto in G
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
Hindemith Symphony in E flat


Piano: Louis Lortie
Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier

: Choral Evensong

I From Canterbury Cathedral.
Introit: Magdalen at
Michael's Gate (Walford Davies) Responses (Piccolo)
Psalms 108, 109 (Turle, Beckwith) First Lesson: Hosea 14
Canticles: Chichester Service (Walton) Second Lesson: Mark 15, v40 - 16, v8
Anthem: The Twelve (Walton)
Hymn: Rejoice in God's Saints (Old 104th)
Organ Voluntary: Alleluyas (Simon Preston )
Organist and master of the choristers David Flood.
Assistant organist Timothy Noon.


Organist: Simon Preston
Unknown: David Flood.
Organist: Timothy Noon.

: In Tune

Humphrey Carpenter introduces works by Prokofiev and Purcell,
Alfred Brendel performing Mozart's Piano Sonata in C minor, K457, at 6.30, and the best of the new CD releases after the arts news at 7.00.


Unknown: Alfred Brendel

: BBC Proms 98

From the Royal Albert Hall , London. The mood of Tchaikovsky's heart-rending symphony, impassioned and intense, is echoed by that master of orchestral colour Henri Dutilleux in a new work setting fragments from The Diary of Anne Frank. In contrast, Poulenc's Gloria is all exuberance and gaiety. Alison Hagley (soprano),
Edward Burrowes (treble), Chester Festival Chorus, London Philharmonic Choir,
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Van Pascal Tortelier
Poulenc Gloria
Henri Dutilleux The Shadows of Time
(UK premiere)
8.20 Fifth Thoughts
Stephen Johnson talks to
Gerard McBurney and Sian Edwards about Tchaikovsky's much-misunderstood fifth symphony.
8.40 Tchaikovsky Symphony No 5 in E minor
Repeated Friday 2pm


Unknown: Albert Hall
Unknown: Henri Dutilleux
Unknown: Anne Frank.
Soprano: Alison Hagley
Soprano: Edward Burrowes
Conductor: van Pascal Tortelier
Conductor: Poulenc Gloria
Conductor: Henri Dutilleux
Talks: Stephen Johnson
Unknown: Gerard McBurney
Unknown: Sian Edwards

: Postscript

Choice Grenfell
Maureen Lipman re-creates monologues, sketches and songs originally written and performed by comedian Joyce Grenfell. Featuring
Thursdays, a commonplace story in which a wrong number nearly turns into a blind date: and a poignant song, Dear Frangois , with music by Richard Addinsell. Plus Grenfell's letters to Virginia Graham. Repeat


Unknown: Maureen Lipman
Unknown: Joyce Grenfell.
Song: Dear Frangois
Music By: Richard Addinsell.
Unknown: Virginia Graham.

: Bel Canto

Nocturnes performed by violinist
Ruggiero Ricci , who celebrates his 80th birthday this week.


Violinist: Ruggiero Ricci

: Gershwin in Focus

"A man writes a piece of music which he considers serious but which is pretty awful; he labels his work 'classic', and an unsuspecting public accepts his label. Labels mean nothing at all. Good music is good music, even if you call it 'oysters'." To Gershwin, show tunes were as important as his concert works, and he saw no contradiction in writing both. The pianist Jack Gibbons follows Gershwin's development as a composer and reveals the close stylistic relationship between the works for Broadway, Hollywood and the concert hall. With illustrations at the keyboard and from original recordings. With Ben Kingsley as George Gershwin. Revised repeat


Presenter: Jack Gibbons
George Gershwin: Ben Kingsley

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton presents a studio set by one of Britain's leading baritone players - John Barnes. Barnes is joined by Martin Litton (piano),
Ian Scott Taylor (double bass) and Bobby Worth (drums).


Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: John Barnes.
Piano: Ian Scott Taylor
Piano: Bobby Worth

: Proms Composer of the Week: Rameau

3: Fire and Water. Roger Savage introduces excerpts from Les Indes Galantes, Nai's and Platée. Repeated from last Wednesday


Introduces: Roger Savage

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Jean-Claude Zehnder (organ) performs works by Ebner and Hofhaimer, plus: Froberger Toccata in G; Fantasia in FSchlick Gaude
Dei Genetrix (Six Verses) Poglietti
Two Ricercars Kerll Toccata in D minor
2.10 Szymanowski Mazurkas, Op 50 Jerzy Godziszewski (piano)
3.25 JC Bach Trio in C
Musica Petropolitana
3.40 Stamitz Clarinet Concerto in E flat Slavko Goricar ,
Slovene Philharmonic, conductor Simon Robinson
4.20 Schnlttke Viola Concerto
Kim Kashkashian , Saarbriicken
Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Dennis Russell Davies
5.20 Johannes Bernardus van Bree
Allegro for Four String Quartets Viotta Ensemble , director Viktor Liberman
5.30 Abel Pieces for Viola da Gamba
Rainier Zipperling
5.50 Szokolay Divertimento; Hommage a Bartok Brass Ensemble of the Hungarian People's Army, conductor Laszlo Szabo


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Jean-Claude Zehnder
Piano: Jerzy Godziszewski
Unknown: Musica Petropolitana
Unknown: Slavko Goricar
Conductor: Simon Robinson
Unknown: Kim Kashkashian
Conductor: Dennis Russell Davies
Unknown: Viotta Ensemble
Director: Viktor Liberman
Conductor: Laszlo Szabo

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