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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with arts news and music, including Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite No 1 performed by the ASMF, conductor Neville Marriner , at 6.30; Mozart's Horn Concerto No 2 in E flat, K41 7, performed by Barry Tuckwell and the Philharmonia at
7.15; and a Handel concerto grosso performed by the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra at 8.10.


Conductor: Neville Marriner
Unknown: Barry Tuckwell

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday , featuring
Prokofiev symphonies and recordings by conductor Serge Koussevitzky.
Mondonvllle Sonate en Symphonie in C, Op 3 No 4 Les Musiciens du
Louvre, conductor Marc Minkowski
9.12 Scarlatti Sonata in D minor,
Kk213 Mikhail Pletnev (piano)
9.20 Uadov The Enchanted Lake
Boston Symphony Orchestra, conductor Serge Koussevitzky
9.29 Beethoven Choral Fantasia
Alfred Brendel (piano), London
Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, conductor Bernard Haitink
9.51 Prokofiev Symphony No 2 London Philharmonic, conductor Walter Weller


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Conductor: Serge Koussevitzky.
Conductor: Marc Minkowski
Piano: Mikhail Pletnev
Conductor: Serge Koussevitzky
Piano: Alfred Brendel
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Conductor: Walter Weller

: Proms Artist of the Week

Andras Schiff
Pianist Andras Schiff is particularly associated with the music of Bach.
In today's programme, he talks to Joan Bakewell about the special power Bach has for him.


Pianist: Andras Schiff
Pianist: Andras Schiff
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Sound Stories

Musical Diaries
Donald Macleod looks at some of the great diarists of the musical world. 2: Samuel Pepys. Pepys kept his diary during the early years of the Restoration. He wrote it in shorthand to keep it secret from prying eyes.
What he left is not so much a record of events - such as the Plague and the Great Fire of London - as a re-creation of them. It is one of the most vivid accounts of any historical period, made all the more engaging because Pepys himself was no saint. Including excerpts from: Locke Suite in G minor
Parley of Instruments
Tomkins Barafostus 's Dream
Sophie Yates (virginals)
Humfrey 0 Give Thanks unto the Lord Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, conductor Nicholas McGegan


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Samuel Pepys.
Unknown: Tomkins Barafostus
Unknown: Sophie Yates
Conductor: Nicholas McGegan

: Proms Composer of the Week: Handel

In 1712. Handel visited London for the second time, hoping to repeat the success he had already enjoyed with his opera Rinaldo. It was not long before his Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne was rewarded with a pension for life from the monarch and his Water Music was rapturously received on the River Thames. Chris de Souza examines this period in Handel's career, with excerpts from the Water Music, Julius Caesar , the Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne and the anthem As Pants the Hart.
Repeated next Tuesday 12 midnight


Music: Julius Caesar

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Nicola Heywood Thomas introduces a recital given last February in St David 's Hall, Cardiff. Joshua Rikfin (piano)
Bach Prelude in C ("48", Bk 1) Joplin The Entertainer
Bach Prelude and Fugue in C minor ("48", Bk 1)
Joplin Paragon Rag
Bach Prelude and Fugue in A flat ("48", Bk 1)
Joplin Gladiolus Rag
Bach Prelude and Fugue in F("48", Bk 1)
Joplin Solace (A Mexican Serenade) Bach Prelude and Fugue in B flat ("48", Bk 1)
Joplin Magnetic Rag
Bach Prelude and Fugue in B flat minor ("48". Bk 1)


Introduces: Nicola Heywood Thomas
Unknown: St David
Unknown: Bach Prelude
Unknown: Gladiolus Rag
Unknown: Bach Prelude
Unknown: Bach Prelude

: BBC Proms 98

Another chance to hear last
Friday's Prom.
Alexei Lubimov (piano),
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Osmo Vanska
Mozart Piano Concerto No 24 in C minor, K491
Bruckner Symphony No 3 in D minor


Piano: Alexei Lubimov

: Choral Voices

Paul Guinery presents the second of eight programmes in which the BBC Singers explore the glories of 400 years of choral music.
2: Love Divine. Twentieth-century French music for the church.
BBC Singers, Richard Pearce (organ), conductor Stephen Cleobury Faure Messe Basse
Poulenc Tumor et Tremor; Vinea Mea Electa
Villette Hymne a" la Vierge
Messlaen 0 Sacrum Convivium
And motets by Dunifle and Desenclos.


Unknown: Paul Guinery
Singers: Richard Pearce
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Conductor: Faure Messe Basse
Unknown: Vinea Mea
Unknown: Villette Hymne

: Quartet

By Steve May. Episode 6 For details see yesterday


Unknown: Steve May.

: In Tune

Humphrey Carpenter talks to Gerard McBurney about his compositions, including his Prom commission based around a Russian love letter. Music includes Bach and Beethoven and, at about 6.40, Brahms's
Variations on a Theme by Haydn.


Unknown: Gerard McBurney

: BBC Proms 98

Love is the theme of a first
Proms commission by Gerard McBurney , which sets a Russian love letter by writer Daniil Kharms. And the rapture and pain of love shine through two timeless ballet scores by Prokofiev and Ravel, which complete tonight's concert in the Royal Albert Hall. Tigran Martirossian (bass),
Philharmonia Chorus, BBC National
Chorus and Orchestra of Wales, conductor Mark Wigglesworth Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet
Gerard McBumey Letter to Paradise (BBC commission; first performance)
8.10 Ravel
Richard Langham Smith looks at the spectacle of Daphnis et Chloe in its original context through Ravel's writings. Repeat
8.30 Ravel Ballet: Daphnis et Chloe Repeated Thursday 2pm


Unknown: Gerard McBurney
Unknown: Daniil Kharms.
Unknown: Albert Hall.
Bass: Tigran Martirossian
Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth
Unknown: Richard Langham Smith

: Postscript

Designs for Living
Five programmes exploring some of the century's greatest houses and the contribution they have made to how we think about our homes. The second programme visits the USA to see Frank Lloyd Wright 's famous house Fallingwater. Driven by his belief in organic design, and inspired by his desire to create an American architecture, Wright produced a house of the most startling design.
The informality of the open plan, and the exposed building materials, have indeed provided a blueprint for much American domestic architecture.


Unknown: Frank Lloyd Wright

: William Fong

(piano) Beethoven Variations in C minor, woo 80
Mozart Adagio in B minor, K540 Busoni Sonatina super Carmen
(Sonatina No 6) (Kammerfantasie) Repeat

: Steiner's Benjamin

George Steiner unravels the life and work of the great German-Jewish critic Walter Benjamin , who, chased by the Nazis across Europe, killed himself on 26 September 1940 on the Spanish border with France. He left behind some influential thoughts on modern life which had an extraordinary posthumous influence. Reader Anthony Hyde. Repeat


Unknown: George Steiner
Unknown: Walter Benjamin
Reader: Anthony Hyde.

: Jan Notes

The second part of the concert by Frank Wess and the Gene Harris Quartet.


Unknown: Frank Wess

: Proms Composer of the Week: Szymanowski

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 Rowickr Repeated from last Tuesday


Piano: Jerzy Sulikowski
Tenor: Martyn Hill
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Soprano: Stefania Woytowicz

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Latvian NSO, conductor Vassily Sinaisky , Arvids Klisans (horn),
Valdis Zarins (violin) Mozart Horn
Concerto No 4 in E flat, K495; Violin Concerto No 4 in D, K218
Kurt Atterberg Horn Concerto in A
2.05 Vieme 12 Preludes, Op 38 Antoine Reboulot (piano)
2.55 Pavel Haas Suite Ernest
Rombout (oboe), John Snijders (piano)
3.10 Beethoven Symphony No 3 in E flat (Eroica) Slovenian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Samo Hubad
4.00 Tchalkovsky Souvenir d'un Lieu Cher Theo Muller (violin), David Percy (piano)
4.20 Haydn Symphony No 103 in E flat (Drum Roll) Collegium Aureum
5.00 Mozart Symphony No 23 in D, K181 Slovenian RSO/Marko Munih
5.35 Locatelli 11 Pianto d'Arianna,
Op 7 No 6 Tafelmusik Baroque
Orchestra, conductor Jeanne Lamon


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky
Violin: Valdis Zarins
Horn: Kurt Atterberg
Piano: Antoine Reboulot
Piano: Pavel Haas
Oboe: John Snijders
Conductor: Samo Hubad
Violin: Cher Theo Muller
Piano: David Percy
Conductor: Jeanne Lamon

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