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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with music and arts news, including a look at this weekend's WOMAO festival. Music includes Mozart's Porgi, Amor from The Marriage of Figaro performed by Barbara Hendricks and the English Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Ion Marin at 6.05; Janacek's Pohadka performed by Boris Pergamenschikow (cello) and Andras Schiff (piano) at 7.10; and Sibelius's Karelia Suite played by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, conductor Lorin Maazel , after the arts news at 8.20.


Unknown: Barbara Hendricks
Conducted By: Ion Marin
Cello: Boris Pergamenschikow
Cello: Andras Schiff
Conductor: Lorin Maazel

: Masterworks

With Penny Gore.
Handel Organ Concerto in F (The Cuckoo and the Nightingale)
Simon Preston , English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
9.14 Clementi Symphony No 3 in G (Great National) Philharmonia, conductor Claudio Scimone
9.42 Debussy Sonate en Trio Michel Debost (flute),
Yehudi Menuhin (viola), Lily Laskine (harp)
10.02 Copland Symphony for Organ and Orchestra E Power Biggs, New York PO, conductor Leonard Bernstein


Unknown: Simon Preston
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Conductor: Claudio Scimone
Flute: Michel Debost
Flute: Yehudi Menuhin
Viola: Lily Laskine
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein

: Proms Artist of theWeek

Yan Pascal Tortelier
In the last of this week's programmes, French conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier talks to Joan Bakewell about his work with British orchestras and picks his favourite recordings.


Unknown: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Conductor: Yan Pascal
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Sound Stories

Historical Figures
Profiles of five world-historical figures from different epochs.
5: John F Kennedy. The death of the young American president in November 1963 sent shock waves around the world and was one of the defining moments of our century. His liberal leanings included a generous interest in the arts, and the White
House became briefly a meeting place for artists and even a concert venue. Music includes:
Howells Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing Choir of King's College, Cambridge, conductor Stephen Cleobury Stravinsky Ebony Concerto Benny Goodman (clarinet), Columbia Jazz Combo, conducted by the Composer Couperln, arr Casals Suite Pablo Casais (cello),
Mieczyslaw Horszowski (piano)
Beethoven Piano Trio in D, Op 70 No 1 (Ghost) Isaac Stern (violin), Leonard Rose (cello), Eugene Istomin (piano)


Unknown: John F Kennedy.
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Clarinet: Benny Goodman
Cello: Pablo Casais
Piano: Mieczyslaw Horszowski
Violin: Isaac Stern
Violin: Leonard Rose
Cello: Eugene Istomin

: Proms Composer of the Week: Szymanowski

With Adrian Thomas.
5: "The best melody I have ever managed to write." In the 1920s and 30s, Szymanowski moved towards the neoclassicism of Stravinsky, although his natural lyricism and warmth infuse the lean and sinewy textures of both the Stabat Mater and the second violin concerto.
Stabat Mater
Stefania Woytowicz (soprano), Krystyna Szczepanska (alto), Andrzej Hiolski (baritone), Warsaw National Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, conductor Witold Rowicki
Violin Concerto No 2
Thomas Bowes (violin), Ulster Orchestra, conductor Takuo Yuasa Mazurka, Op 62 No 1 The Composer (piano)
Repeated next Friday 12 midnight


Unknown: Adrian Thomas.
Unknown: Stabat Mater
Unknown: Stabat Mater
Soprano: Stefania Woytowicz
Soprano: Krystyna Szczepanska
Baritone: Andrzej Hiolski
Violin: Thomas Bowes
Conductor: Takuo Yuasa

: The Radio 3Lunchtime Concert

Cheltenham Festival 1998
Introduced by Chris Wines. Joanna MacGregor (piano)
Chopin Mazurkas: in B flat minor, Op 24 No 4; in A minor, Op 17 No 4; in F sharp minor, Op 59 No 3 Birtwistle Harrison 's Clocks
(first performance) Gershwin Songbook


Introduced By: Chris Wines.
Piano: Joanna MacGregor
Unknown: Birtwistle Harrison

: BBC Proms 98

Another chance to hear Wednesday evening's Prom.
Alison Hagley (soprano), Edward Burrowes (treble), Chester Festival Chorus,
London Philharmonic Choir, BBC Philharmonic, conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
Poulenc Gloria
Henri Dutilleux The Shadows of Time
(UK premiere)
Tchalkovsky Symphony No 5 in E minor


Soprano: Alison Hagley
Soprano: Edward Burrowes
Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Conductor: Poulenc Gloria
Conductor: Henri Dutilleux

: Voices and Viols

Chris de Souza introduces some of the best of early music on CD, including works by Hildegard, Victoria, Pandolfo Mealll , Kraus and Scarlatti. Producer Lindsay Kemp


Unknown: Pandolfo Mealll
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: Quartet

By Steve May. Episode 4 For details see Monday

: In Tune

There is a Welsh flavour to today's programme, as Humphrey Carpenter hears about a Dylan Thomas festival in Swansea, while in Cardiff the Princes as Patrons exhibition shows off art works accumulated by Princes of Wales from the 16th century to the present day. Music includes works by William Mathias , Meirion Williams and Stan Tracey.


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Dylan Thomas
Unknown: William Mathias
Unknown: Meirion Williams
Unknown: Stan Tracey.

: BBC Proms 98

From the Royal Albert Hall , London. Tragedy and poetry are gloriously fused in one of Mozart's finest mature piano concertos. The mood is continued in the majesty and spirituality of Bruckner's third symphony - a rare chance to hear it in the original 1877 version.
Alexei Lubimov (piano),
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Osmo Vanska
Mozart Piano Concerto No 24 in C minor, K491
8.05 The Flesh Made Word
Beginning a new interval series in which leading writers consider the relationship between religion and language. Barrister and Rumpole of the Bailey creator John Mortimer unsuccessfully defended Gay News against a charge of blasphemy in 1977. An atheist himself, he asks whether writers are not more in need of legal protection from religion than the other way round.
8.25 Bruckner Symphony No 3 Repeated Tuesday 2pm


Unknown: Albert Hall
Piano: Alexei Lubimov
Unknown: John Mortimer

: Postscript

Choice Grenfell
Maureen Lipman re-creates monologues, sketches and songs originally written and performed by Joyce Grenfell. Featuring Telephone Call from Down Under, a scene of divided loyalties; Mrs Mendlicote, an account of life and times in Pont Street; and, to end, When You Go. Repeat


Unknown: Maureen Lipman
Unknown: Joyce Grenfell.

: Hear and Now

Verity Sharp presents a selection of recent orchestral works from Finland.
Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the Avanti Orchestra in his own Omaggio a Magnus Lindberg , Kaija Saariaho 's Amers and Magnus Undberg 's
Omaggio a Esa-Pekka Salonen. And the BBC Singers are conducted by James Morgan in unaccompanied works - Jaakko Mantyjarvi 's More Shakespeare Songs and Howard Skempton 's Poems of Edward Thomas and Roundels of the Year.
Producer David Stevens


Unknown: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Unknown: Magnus Lindberg
Unknown: Kaija Saariaho
Unknown: Magnus Undberg
Unknown: Esa-Pekka Salonen.
Conducted By: James Morgan
Unknown: Jaakko Mantyjarvi
Unknown: Howard Skempton
Unknown: Edward Thomas
Producer: David Stevens

: Bright Size Life

The fourth of five programmes in which jazz guitarist and composer
Pat Metheny talks to Ian Carr about his career. This programme concentrates on how Metheny recruited Brazilian percussionist Pedro Aznar for his group and went on to record The First Circle album in 1984. He also talks about writing the score for
John Schlesinger 's film The Falcon and the Snowman and about his relationship with Ornette Coleman. Repeated from Saturday 6pm


Talks: Pat Metheny
Unknown: Ian Carr
Unknown: Pedro Aznar
Unknown: John Schlesinger
Unknown: Ornette Coleman.

: Proms Composer of the Week: Rameau

5: Globe-Hopping. Roger Savage introduces excerpts from:
Les Fetes d'Hebe Les Arts Florissants, director William Christie
Les Paladins. Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/Gustav Leonhardt Les Indes Galantes Les Arts
Florissants, director William Christie
La Princesse de Navarre
Soloists, English Bach Festival Singers and Baroque Orchestra, director Nicholas McGegan
Repeated from last Friday


Introduces: Roger Savage
Director: William Christie
Director: William Christie
Director: Nicholas McGegan

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Rameau Platée Les Musiciens du Louvre, director Marc Minkowski
3.20 Pylkkanen Ultima Thule Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jorma Panula
3.30 Brahms Serenade No 2 in A,
Op 16 Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra, conductor Raffi Armenian
4.10 Canales String Quartet in D, Op 3 No 1 Moscow Quartet
4.40 Zimmermann Oboe Concerto
Jorma Valjakka , Finnish RSO, conductor Sakari Oramo
5.05 Bach Brandenburg Concerto
No 5 in D, BWV1050 CBC Vancouver
Orchestra, conductor Mario Bernardi
5.30 Haydn Symphony No 6 in D (Le Matin) National Arts Centre
Orchestra, conductor Gabriel Chmura
5.45 Suppe Overture: Poet and Peasant Slovenian RSO/Marko Munih


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Director: Marc Minkowski
Conductor: Jorma Panula
Unknown: Jorma Valjakka
Conductor: Sakari Oramo
Conductor: Bach Brandenburg
Conductor: Mario Bernardi
Conductor: Gabriel Chmura

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