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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with music and arts news, including a review of a new show at London's Barbican by American choreographer Twyla Tharp. Music includes Vivaldi's Oboe Concerto, RV449 performed by Paul Goodwin and the English Concert, directed by Trevor Pinnock at 6.10; Smetana's portrayal of the majestic Vltava performed by the Czech Philharmonic under Jiri Belohlavek at 7.45;
Beethoven's Rondo a Capriccio played by Moura Lympany (piano) at 8.20; and, to end the programme, pianist
Wayne Marshall performing Gershwin's Variations on "I Got Rhythm".


Unknown: Twyla Tharp.
Unknown: Paul Goodwin
Directed By: Trevor Pinnock
Unknown: Jiri Belohlavek
Played By: Moura Lympany
Pianist: Wayne Marshall

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Eigar Dream Children
Welsh National Opera Orchestra, conductor Charles Mackerras
9.09 Grieg Violin Sonata No 2 in G, Op 13 Augustin Dumay , Maria Joao Pires (piano)
9.32 Faure Prelude; Fileuse; Death of Melisande (Pelleas and Melisande) Boston Symphony Orchestra, conductor Serge Koussevitzky
9.58 Bruckner Christus Factus Est
Choir of New College, Oxford, conductor Edward Higginbottom
10.03 Prokofiev Symphony No 3 LSO, conductor Claudio Abbado


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Unknown: Augustin Dumay
Piano: Maria Joao Pires
Conductor: Serge Koussevitzky
Conductor: Edward Higginbottom
Conductor: Claudio Abbado

: Proms Artist of the Week

Andras Schiff
Andras Schiff and Joan Bakewell talk about chamber music.


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

: Sound Stories

Musical Diaries
With Donald Macleod.
2: Cosima Wagner. Cosima Wagner ' wrote her enormous diary for her children. "Your mother intends to tell you everything," she told them. It is a chronicle of her years with Richard Wagner and a testament to the transformation in her life that had been brought about by falling in love with him. Until then, her life had been "a dreary, unbeautiful dream". Living with a genius can be quite difficult, she found, but the glory of the music made it all worthwhile. Including: Wagner Siegfried Idyll
London Classical Players, conductor Roger Norrington
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 5 in E flat (Emperor) (excerpt) Vladimir Ashkenazy , Chicago Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Georg Solti Bach Prelude and Fugue in C sharp minor, BWV849 ("48", Bk 1) Kenneth Gilbert (harpsichord) Wagner The Ring (excerpts) Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Lorin Maazel


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Cosima Wagner.
Unknown: Cosima Wagner
Unknown: Richard Wagner
Conductor: Roger Norrington
Unknown: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Conductor: Georg Solti
Harpsichord: Kenneth Gilbert
Conductor: Lorin Maazel

: Proms Composer of the Week: Handel

After 15 years in London, Handel had become successful, rich - and British. His opera successes continued, and even the rehearsals of his music aroused great public excitement.
Music includes the Organ Concerto in B flat, Op 4 No 6; Silete Venti ; and The Harmonious Blacksmith.
Repeated next Wednesday 12 midnight


Unknown: Silete Venti

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Nicola Heywood Thomas introduces a recital given last March in St David 's Hall, Cardiff.
Jeremy Huw Williams (baritone), lain Burnside (piano)
Schumann Dichterliebe
Hoddinott Five Poems of Gustavo
Adolfo Becquer
Debussy Trois Ballades de Francois Villon


Introduces: Nicola Heywood Thomas
Unknown: St David
Piano: Schumann Dichterliebe
Unknown: Adolfo Becquer

: BBC Proms 98

Another chance to hear last
Sunday's Prom.
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Matthias Bamert
Weill Propheten (The Etemal Road) Finchley Children's Music Group, BBC Symphony Chorus Mahler Symphony No 4 Janice Watson (soprano)
For Weill cast list see Sunday 7.30pm


Conductor: Matthias Bamert
Conductor: Weill Propheten
Soprano: Janice Watson

: Choral Evensong

From the Chapel, Eton
College, sung by the 1998 Eton Choral Course.
Introit: Adjuro Vos (Dering) Responses (Piccolo)
Psalms 142, 143 (Atkins, Barnby) Hymn: Come to Us, Jesus Christ (New World)
First Lesson: 1 Samuel 17, v55 - 18, vl6
Canticles: Gloucester Service
Second Lesson: Luke 20, v41 - 21, v4 Anthem: Lord Let Me Know Mine End
Lord of All Hopefulness (Slane)
Organ Voluntary: Finale from Seven Pieces (Dupre)
Director of music Ralph Allwood. Organist Stephen Disley.


Unknown: Jesus Christ
Organist: Ralph Allwood.
Organist: Stephen Disley.

: In Tune

Benjamin Britten recorded his church parable Curlew River over 30 years ago. Humphrey Carpenter talks to
John Shirley-Quirk , who sang the role of the Ferryman on the original recording, and to Thomas Allen , who recorded the role in a new recording conducted by Neville Marriner. Music includes Rossini and Puccini and, leading up to the arts news at 7.00, Stravinsky's Dumbarton Oaks.


Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Talks: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: John Shirley-Quirk
Unknown: Thomas Allen
Conducted By: Neville Marriner.
Unknown: Dumbarton Oaks.

: BBC Proms 98

A rare chance to hear two thematically linked but vastly different works in the same programme. Messiaen's response to the Resurrection is a grainy, impassive meditation for wind, brass and percussion, while Mahler's is an ecstatic vision for full orchestral forces, soloists and chorus. From the Royal Albert Hall , London. Barbara Bonney (soprano),
Jard van Nes (mezzo), City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus,
BBC National Chorus and Orchestra of Wales, conductor Mark Wigglesworth Messiaen Et Exspecto
Resurrectionem Mortuorum
8.00 The Art of Resurrection
Neil MacGregor , director of the National Gallery, talks to
Richard Coles about Titian's great painting Noli Me Tangere. Painted at the beginning of the 16th century, it shows Christ's appearance to the Magdalene the morning after the Resurrection. Neil MacGregor talks to Richard Coles before the painting in the National Gallery, where it now hangs. He retraces the story of the painting and discusses the insight it gives us into the religious thinking of the Renaissance.
8.20 Mahler Symphony No 2 (Resurrection)
Repeated Friday 2pm


Unknown: Albert Hall
Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth
Unknown: Neil MacGregor
Unknown: Richard Coles
Talks: Neil MacGregor
Unknown: Richard Coles

: Postscript

Designs for Living
Susan Marling reassesses the great romantic houses of Edwin Lutyens , including his extraordinary Castle DrOgO. Repeat


Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Edwin Lutyens

: Stevie Smith Songs

By Elisabeth Lutyens , sung by Meriel Dickinson (mezzo) with Peter Dickinson (piano).


Unknown: Elisabeth Lutyens
Sung By: Meriel Dickinson
Piano: Peter Dickinson

: Modernism

1922 was the annus mirabilis of literary modernism - the year in which James Joyce 's Ulysses,
TS Eliot 's The Waste Land and Virginia Woolf's early experimental novel Jacob's Room were all first published. Seventy-six years on, Valentine Cunningham reconsiders the meaning of modernism. He explores the origins of these works after the First World War and talks to writers Martin Amis , Michele Roberts and David Lodge about their legacy and influence. Repeat


Unknown: James Joyce
Unknown: Ts Eliot
Unknown: Valentine Cunningham
Unknown: Martin Amis
Unknown: Michele Roberts
Unknown: David Lodge

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton talks to two Americans abroad - cornettist Warren Vache and singer Stacey Kent - about their new CDs.


Talks: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Warren Vache
Singer: Stacey Kent

: Proms Composer of the Week: Szymanowski

12 Etudes Andrzej Stefanski (piano) String Quartet No 1 Silesian Quartet Demeter Anna Malewicz-Madey (contralto), Polish State PO, 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 from last Wednesday


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

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Rotterdam Philharmonic, conductor Simon Rattle Brahms
Violin Concerto in D Henryk Szeryng Stravinsky The Firebird (1910)
2.30 Wilms Sonata in C
Wyneke Jordans and Leo van Doeselaar (piano duet)
2.55 Bartok Dance Suite
Hungarian State Orchestra. conductor Zsolt Hamar
3.15 Strauss Cello Sonata, Op 6
Miklos Perenyi , Lorant Szucs (piano)
4.45 Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A, K662 Stefan Prallea-Blaga ,
Romanian Radio Chamber Orchestra, conductor Ludovic Bacs
4.20 Schumann Piano Quartet in E flat, Op 44 Robert Schumann Ensemble
5.05 Mendelssohn Symphony No 4 in A (Italian) Hungarian State
Orchestra, conductor Zsolt Hamar
5.30 Julius Rontgen Theme and Variations Wyneke Jordans and Leo van Doeselaar (piano duet)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Simon Rattle Brahms
Unknown: Henryk Szeryng
Conductor: Zsolt Hamar
Unknown: Miklos Perenyi
Unknown: Stefan Prallea-Blaga
Conductor: Ludovic Bacs
Conductor: Zsolt Hamar
Conductor: Julius Rontgen

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