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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with music and arts news, including a preview of the Sidmouth Folk Festival, which opens tomorrow. Music includes
Beethoven's Andante Favori played by Alfred Brendel (piano) at 6.30 and music by Smetana, Britten and Schubert.


Played By: Alfred Brendel

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday , featuring
Prokofiev symphonies and recordings by conductor Serge Koussevitzky. Rossini Overture: II Turco in Italia
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
9.10 Uszt Mephisto Waltz No 1 John Ogdon (piano)
9.22 Rachmaninov Isle of the Dead
Boston Symphony Orchestra, conductor Serge Koussevitzky
9.42 Koussevitzky Double Bass Concerto in F (2nd mvt)
The Composer (double bass), Pierre Luboshutz (piano)
9.51 Prokofiev Symphony No 4 Scottish National Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Conductor: Serge Koussevitzky.
Piano: John Ogdon
Conductor: Serge Koussevitzky
Piano: Pierre Luboshutz

: Proms Artist of the Week

Andras Schiff
Joan Bakewell talks to Hungarian pianist Andras Schiff about the composers whose music he chooses to perform and those whose music he chooses not to.


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

: Sound Stories

Musical Diaries
Donald Macleod looks at some of the great diarists of the musical world. 4: The Promenade Ticket. AJ Sidgwick was given a Prom ticket by his uncle George in the years before the First World War. Including excerpts from: Beethoven Symphony No 7 in A Orchestre Révolutionnaire et
Romantique, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
Liszt Piano Concerto No 1 in E flat
Martha Argerich ,
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Claudio Abbado
Mozart Symphony No 40 in G minor Academy of Ancient Music, conductor Christopher Hogwood Strauss Till Eulenspiegel Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Wolfgang Sawallisch


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Aj Sidgwick
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Unknown: Martha Argerich
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch

: Proms Composer of the Week: Handel

By the late 1730s, Handel was devoting less attention to opera and more to oratorios. Chris de Souza looks at this shift of emphasis and at Handel's triumph in Dublin with the premiere of Messiah.
Music includes excerpts from
Messiah and Israel in Egypt and the Concerto Grosn* in D, Op 6 No 5. Repeated next Thursday 12 midnight


Unknown: Chris de Souza

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Nicola Heywood Thomas introduces a recital given last March in St David's Hall, Cardiff.
Bernard Roberts (piano)
Haydn Sonata in E, H XVI 31 Schubert Sonata in D, D850


Introduces: Nicola Heywood Thomas
Piano: Bernard Roberts

: BBC Proms 98

Another chance to hear Tuesday's Prom.
Tigran Martirossian (bass), Philharmonia Chorus,
BBC National Chorus and Orchestra of Wales, conductor Mark Wigglesworth Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet
Gerard McBumey Letter to Paradise Ravel Ballet: Daphnis et Chloe


Bass: Tigran Martirossian
Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth
Unknown: Gerard McBumey

: The Piano

With Piers Lane.
Soviet Pianists. "Piano playing with tremendous electrical rhythmic energy and outbursts of colour and temperament." Piers Lane considers some of the great Soviet pianists from Alexander Goldenweiser to
Yevgeni Kissin.
Rachmaninov Etude-Tableau in A minor, Op 39 No 6 Yevgeni Kissin
Tchaikovsky Dialogue (Morgeaux, Op 72)
Alexander Goldenweiser
Debussy Minstrels (Preludes, Bk 1) Heinrich Neuhaus
Scriabin Vers la Ramme
Vladimir Sofronitsky
Stravinsky Hymne (Serenade in A) Maria Yudina
Beethoven Sonata in G, Op 79 Emil Gilels
Schumann Toccata in C, Op 7 Sviatoslav Richter
Shostakovichde and Fugue, Op 87 No 2
Tatiana Nikolaieva


Unknown: Piers Lane.
Unknown: Alexander Goldenweiser
Unknown: Yevgeni Kissin.
Unknown: Yevgeni Kissin
Unknown: Alexander Goldenweiser
Unknown: Heinrich Neuhaus
Unknown: Vladimir Sofronitsky
Unknown: Maria Yudina
Unknown: Emil Gilels
Unknown: Sviatoslav Richter
Unknown: Tatiana Nikolaieva

: Quartet

Continuing the 12-part serial by Steve May about four musicians and their unlikely quartet. Episode 7 For details see Monday

: In Tune

Humphrey Carpenter talks to pianist and conductor Wayne Marshall as he prepares for Saturday's Proms performance of Gershwin's Porgy and Bess. Music includes Mozart's Flute
Concerto in G before the 6.00 news and Strauss's suite from Die Frau ohne Schatten later in the programme.


Conductor: Wayne Marshall

: BBC Proms 98

A programme of musical contrasts and strong political statements tonight at the Royal Albert Hall , London. Martinu's impassioned memorial to courage in the face of oppression is paired with Dvorak's stirring and reflective concerto. A solo piano work depicting a violent uprising in Brno in 1905 is tempered by the sunny optimism of Brahms's most genial symphony. Andras Schiff (piano),
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jiri Belohlavek
Martinu Memorial to Lidice Dvorak Piano Concerto in G
8.25 The Flesh Made Word Leading writers consider the relationship between religion and language. Joanna Trollope , chronicler and favourite of Middle England, discusses the writer's obligation to face up to the darker side of human existence and to tell the truth.
8.45 Janacek Piano Sonata (1 X 1905) Brahms Symphony No 2 in D Repeated Monday 2pm


Unknown: Albert Hall
Piano: Andras Schiff
Conductor: Jiri Belohlavek
Unknown: Joanna Trollope

: Postscript

Designs for Living
The fourth of five programmes. Le Corbusier was convinced that architecture could bring about social reform. His experiment in vertical community living - the Marseille Unite d'Habitation - may be a concrete tower block, but it bears little resemblance to the public housing it inspired all over the world and which has been almost universally condemned in Britain. Susan Marling visits this revolutionary block, which is still loved by its residents. Repeat

: Poulenc

Music for two pianos played by Pascal Roge and Jean-Philippe Collard.


Played By: Pascal Roge
Played By: Jean-Philippe Collard.

: Critic!

What is the role of the literary critic? Critics Tom Paulin and Ian Hamilton discuss William Hazlitt and Matthew Arnold, two giants from the past.
With contributions from Christopher Ricks and Geoffrey Hill. Repeat


Unknown: Tom Paulin
Unknown: Ian Hamilton
Unknown: William Hazlitt
Unknown: Matthew Arnold,
Unknown: Christopher Ricks
Unknown: Geoffrey Hill.

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton talks to pianist and jazz educator Billy Taylor.


Talks: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Billy Taylor.

: Proms Composer of the Week: Szymanowski

With Adrian Thomas.
4: Tatra Melodies. From 1922,
Szymanowski was a regular visitor to Zakopane in the Tatra Mountains of southern Poland. There he encountered the music of the Goral highlanders, whose melodies inspired his instrumental music and saturated his vivid ballet score,
Mazurka, Op 50 No 13 The Composer (piano) String Quartet No 2 Silesian Quartet
Suite: Hamasie (Highland Robbers) Andrzej Bachieda (tenor), Warsaw
Grand Theatre Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Bohdan Wodiczko
Repeated from last Thursday


Unknown: Adrian Thomas.
Tenor: Andrzej Bachieda
Conductor: Bohdan Wodiczko

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Saarbriicken Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Michael Stern Mozart Serenade in D, K239 Mahler Symphony No 5
2.30 Telemann String Quartet No 4 in B minor Arion Ensemble
2.50 Frederik van Rossum Violin
Concerto No 1 Peter Zazofsky ,
Orchestre Philharmonique de Liege et de la Communaute Française, conductor Pierre Bartholomew
3.10 Healey Willan Te Deum
Laudamus Vancouver Bach Choir, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, conductor Bruce Pullan
3.20 Schubert String Quartet in D minor, D810 (Death and the Maiden) Tartini Quartet
4.05 Beethoven Sonata in A flat, Op 26 Katalin Komlos (fortepiano)
4.30 Rontgen Serenade Viotta Ensemble
5.20 Mozart Divertimento in B flat,
K137 Franz Liszt Chamber
Orchestra, conductor Frigyes Sandor
5.35 Martinu Three Madrigals for Violin and Viola
Andrej Kursakov (violin), Michail Tolpygo (viola)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Michael Stern
Unknown: Peter Zazofsky
Conductor: Pierre Bartholomew
Conductor: Bruce Pullan
Unknown: Tartini Quartet
Conductor: Frigyes Sandor
Violin: Andrej Kursakov
Viola: Michail Tolpygo

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