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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with music and arts news, including a look at the National Eisteddfod of Wales in Bridgend. Music includes Milhaud's Scaramouche played by Katia Labeque and Marielle (piano duet) at 6.30; Offenbach's Au Mont Ida from La Belle Helene performed by Roberto Alagna (tenor) and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, conductor Richard Armstrong , at 7.05; and Tchaikovsky's Waltz from The Sleeping Beauty played by the New York Philharmonic, conductor Kurt Masur , at 8.05.


Played By: Katia Labeque
Tenor: Roberto Alagna
Conductor: Richard Armstrong
Conductor: Kurt Masur

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday , featuring Prokofiev symphonies and film works, and vintage recordings by conductor Fritz Reiner. Rossini String Sonata No 1 in G
Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
9.13 Debussy Iberia
Chicago SO, conductor Fritz Reiner
9.34 Field Nocturnes: No 6 in F;
No 7 in C Miceal O'Rourke (piano)
9.45 Prokofiev Symphony No 6 Los Angeles Philharmonic, conductor Andre Previn
Producer Tony Cheevers Discs


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Conductor: Fritz Reiner.
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Conductor: Andre Previn
Producer: Tony Cheevers

: Proms Artist of the Week

Dmitri Sitkovetsky
Celebrated Russian violinist Dmitri
Sitkovetsky enjoys a prolific career as soloist and conductor. He talks to
Joan Bakewell about growing up in an extraordinary musical family. With music by Mozart, Haydn and Ravel. Producer Lyndon Jones


Unknown: Dmitri Sitkovetsky
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Lyndon Jones

: Sound Stories

Child Prodigies
With Richard Baker.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was perhaps the most prodigious of all prodigies. As a tiny child, he lived and breathed music - at bedtime, Wolfgang would sing one half of a song he had composed, and his father had to sing the other half before he would go to bed. Soon after Wolfgang's sixth birthday, his father began taking him and his sister on mammoth performing tours all over Europe, where he dazzled everyone with his virtuosity as a performer and as a composer. Including:
Mozart La Fmta Semplice (excerpt) Helen Donath (soprano),
Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra, conductor Leopold Hager Allegri Miserere
Tallis Scholars, director Peter Phillips Mozart Sonata in B flat, K358
(excerpt) Christoph Eschenbach and Justus Franz (piano duet)
Mozart Piano Concerto No 9 in E flat, K271 (3rd mvt) Richard Goode , Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Producer Fiona Shelmerdine
E-MAIL: sound.stories@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Richard Baker.
Unknown: Wolfgang Amadeus
Soprano: Helen Donath
Director: Peter Phillips
Unknown: Christoph Eschenbach
Unknown: Richard Goode
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine

: Proms Composer of the Week: Edward Elgar

Elgar and His Muses
Michael Kennedy charts the course of Elgar's life and work through the circle of friends who encouraged him and the landscapes that inspired him. This first programme looks at Elgar in the 1890s and at his wife Alice.
Imperial March
London Philharmonic/Adrian Boult Contrasts, Op 10 No 3; Rosemary Northern Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
Serenade in E minor for Strings
Sinfonia of London/John Barbirolli Salut damour, Op 12 Nigel Kennedy (violin), Peter Pettinger (piano) Sea Pictures
Janet Baker (mezzo),
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor John Barbirolli
Producer Paul Hindmarsh
Repeated next Monday 12 midnight


Unknown: Michael Kennedy
Conductor: Richard Hickox

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Proms Chamber Music 98
From the Victoria and Albert
Museum, London, continuing the Proms series of lunchtime concerts. Power and politics in music are given a uniquely English twist in the glorious vocal music of Byrd and his contemporaries - Catholic composers in the fiercely Protestant land of Elizabeth I.
The Cardinall's Musick, director Andrew Carwood
Including: de Monte Super Flumina Babylonis Byrd Quomodo Cantabimus ? Tallis Miserere Nostri
Byrd Propers for the Feast ofSS Peter and Paul
Gibbons 0 Lord, in Thy Wrath
Byrd 0 Lord, Make Thy Servant Elizabeth
Repeated Saturday lpm


Director: Andrew Carwood
Unknown: Flumina Babylonis
Unknown: Byrd Quomodo Cantabimus
Unknown: Tallis Miserere Nostri
Unknown: Byrd Propers

: BBC Proms 98

Another chance to hear last
Thursday's Prom.
Andras Schiff (piano), BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jiri Belohlavek Martinu Memorial to Lidice
Dvorak Piano Concerto in G
Janacek Piano Sonata (1 X 1905) Brahms Symphony No 2 in D


Piano: Andras Schiff
Conductor: Jiri Belohlavek

: Opera to Order

Patrick O'Connor takes operatic requests.
Producer Peter Tanner
PHONE: [number removed]
ADDRESS: [address removed] E-MAIL: radio3.opera.to.order@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Patrick O'Connor
Producer: Peter Tanner

: Quartet

Continuing the 12-part drama serial by Steve May about four musicians fresh out of college who form a radical and somewhat unlikely quartet. Episode 9
Music by Steve May , performed by Adam Walters (horn), Paul Sharman (trumpet), Marie Lloyd (clarinet) and Charlotte Eksteen (cello) Director Eoin O'Callaghan
# See Roland White : page 114


Music By: Steve May
Horn: Adam Walters
Horn: Paul Sharman
Clarinet: Marie Lloyd
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Unknown: Roland White
Moodi: Amanda Gordon
Dave: Ian Jeffs
Stu: Alex Lowe
Heather: Colleen Prendergast
Barry: Robert Harper
Jenny: Rachel Atkins

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty introduces music from Dunstable to Delius and includes a performance of Beethoven's
Coriolan Overture at around 6.30.
After the arts news at 7.00, he selects some new CD releases.
Producers Helen Garrison and Alan Hall


Introduces: Sean Rafferty
Producers: Helen Garrison
Producers: Alan Hall

: BBC Proms 98

Tonight at the Royal Albert Hall , Vaughan Williams 's transcendant fifth symphony is preceded by a touching memorial to Britten and followed by Tan Dun 's ambitious new symphony which brings together past, present and future with an ensemble of 2,500-year-old bells, a solo cello and children's voices.
Yo-Yo Ma (cello),
Chinese Imperial Bell Ensemble, New London Children's Choir,
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Part Cantus in Memory of Britten
Vaughan Williams Symphony No 5 Conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk
8.20 The Chinese-American Dream
Robert Lee explores the dilemma faced by the Chinese in New York.
8.40 Tan Dun Symphony 1997 (Heaven, Earth, Mankind)
(first European performance) Conducted by the Composer


Unknown: Albert Hall
Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Unknown: Tan Dun
Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Unknown: Robert Lee

: Postscript

Private View
Five programmes this week in which Nicholas Ward-Jackson explores the contemporary art world. Today, he meets Jon Thompson , perhaps the most important figure to have taught art in Britain. Repeat


Unknown: Nicholas Ward-Jackson
Unknown: Jon Thompson

: Joao Rodrigues Esteves

The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, director Stephen Darlington , perform works by Esteves.


Director: Stephen Darlington

: Jazz Notes

Beiderbecke and All That Jazz
Alyn Shipton introduces a three-part concert given at the Kingston-upon-
Hull Jazz Festival in which Alan Plater narrates his personal view of the jazz world, with the Kenny Baker Band. Producer Terry Carter


Introduces: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Alan Plater
Producer: Terry Carter

: Proms Composer of the Week: George Frideric Handel

Chris de Souza begins his survey of Handel's works by looking at his early years. Including excerpts from Almira, Rinaldo and Dixit Dominus. Repeated from last Monday


Unknown: Chris de Souza
Unknown: Dixit Dominus.

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Paris: Song of a City
Songs celebrating Paris by Poulenc, Debussy, Koechlin and Weill
2.15 Schubert Symphony No 6 in C Danish RCO/Hannu Koivula
2.45 Grieg Violin Sonata No 3 in C minor, Op 45 Peter Michalica , Ivan Palovic (piano)
3.15 Sibelius Masonic Ritual Music
Risto Saarman (tenor),
Finnish RSO/Jukka-Pekka Saraste
4.00 Haydn Sonata in C minor, H XVI 20 Istvan Lentos (piano)
4.30 Tchaikovsky Francesca da Rimini Spanish RSO/Sergiu Comissiona
5.00 Mouret Cantata: Andromede et
Persee Richard Duguay (tenor), Arion Ensemble
5.15 Vanhal Double Bass Concerto in E flat Duncan McTier,
Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, conductor Antoni Ros-Marba
5.50 Rachmaninov Vocalise
Toronto Symphony Orchestra, conductor Mario Bernardi


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Peter Michalica
Piano: Ivan Palovic
Tenor: Risto Saarman

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