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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with arts news and music, including Debussy's Cello Sonata performed by Mstislav Rostropovich and Benjamin Britten (piano) at 6.15; Dvorak's Slavonic Rhapsody played by the Scottish National Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi, at 7.15; and Lutoslawski's Variations on a Theme of Paganini played by pianists Martha Argerich and Nelson Freire at 8.00.


Unknown: Mstislav Rostropovich
Piano: Benjamin Britten
Pianists: Martha Argerich
Pianists: Nelson Freire

: Masterworks

With Penny Gore.
Vivaldi Concerto in F, Op 10 No 1 (La Tempesta di Mare) II Giardino Armonico , director Giovanni Antonini (recorder)
9.06 Rachmaninov, orch Respighi
Etude-Tableau No 3 (Marche Funebre) London Philharmonic, conductor Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
9.14 Mozart Piano Trio in B flat, K502
Willi Boskovsky (violin), Nikolaus Hubner (cello), UN Kraus (piano)
9.37 Monteverdi Second Book of Madrigals, Nos 15 and 16 Concerto Italiano/Alessandrini
9.42 Dvorak Symphonic Variations Queen's Hall Orchestra, conductor Henry Wood
10.02 Ugeti Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet Vienna-Berlin Ensemble
10.14 Strauss (son) Waltz: An Der Schonen Blauen Oonau
Vienna Philharmonic , Vienna State Opera Chorus/Willi Boskovsky


Unknown: Giardino Armonico
Director: Giovanni Antonini
Conductor: Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Violin: Willi Boskovsky
Violin: Nikolaus Hubner
Conductor: Henry Wood
Unknown: Vienna Philharmonic

: Proms Artist of the

Emma Kirkby
Soprano Emma Kirkby talks about her recordings with the Academy of Ancient Music - another legendary group on the early music scene with whom she has sung for over two decades. Music includes Mozart and Haydn arias.


Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Soprano: Emma Kirkby

: Edinburgh International Festival 98

I The third of five concerts this I week, broadcast from the Queen's Hall. The Vienna String Sextet gives the first of three concerts featuring the complete string quintets of Mozart.
Mozart String Quintet in B flat,
K174; Fantasy fora a Musical Clock, K608 (arr Rudolf Leopold )
11.40 Vienna String Sextet
Brian Morton looks at the style, character and unique musical ability of today's recitalists the Vienna String Sextet. The programme includes a portrait of leader Erich Hobarth , a master of period instruments who also leads the highly regarded Mosaiques Quartet and the Vienna Concentus Musicus.
12.00 Mozart String Quintet in D, K593


Unknown: Rudolf Leopold
Unknown: Brian Morton
Leader: Erich Hobarth

: Proms Composer of the Week: Rachmaninov

The Early Years
With Andrew McGregor. 2: 1891-4
"The opera is sure to fail.... it's the way things are. All first operas by young composers fail, and for a good reason!" (Rachmaninov)
Elegiac Trio No 1 in G minor, Op 6 Borodin Trio
Aleko (excerpts)
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
O Mother of God, Vigilantly Praying Russian State Symphony Cappella, conductor Valery Poliansky The Rock
Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit
Repeated next Wednesday 12 midnight


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Conductor: Neeme Jarvi
Conductor: Valery Poliansky
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Aleko: Sergei Leiferkus (baritone)
Zemfira: Maria Guleghina (soprano)

: BBC Proms 98

Another chance to hear last
Sunday's Prom.
Catherine Wyn-Rogers (mezzo), Michael Chance (countertenor),
Nicholas Daniel (cor anglais/oboe), City of London Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
Mozart Symphony No 25 in G minor, K183
Diana Burrell Dunkelhvide Manestraler
Tavener The Hidden Face
Beethoven Symphony No 2 in D


Unknown: Catherine Wyn-Rogers
Unknown: Nicholas Daniel
Conductor: Richard Hickox

: Choral Evensong

I From St Mary's Cathedral, 1 Edinburgh.
Introit: Abendlied (Rheinberger) Responses (Leighton)
Psalms 98-101 (Garratt, Russell, Ouseley, Brewer)
First Lesson: Ezekiel 34, w7-16
Office Hymn: Ave Maris Stella (Monteverdi)
Canticles: Magdalen Service (Leighton)
Second Lesson: Mark 1, w29-39 Anthem: Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day (Hoist)
Hymn: 0 Jesus, I Have Promised (Wolvercote)
Organ Voluntary: Finale from Sonata No 7 (Rheinberger)
Master of the music Timothy Byram -Wigfield. Acting assistant organist Stuart Nicholson.


Unknown: Maris Stella
Music: Timothy Byram
Organist: Stuart Nicholson.

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty presents arts news, conversation and music, including excerpts from Khachaturian's ballet Gayaneh and Schubert's Symphony No 8 in B minor (Unfinished), which leads up to a selection of new releases at 7.00.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: BBC Proms 98

Heralded by Beethoven's stirring overture,
Shostakovich's dramatically pro-Soviet Third Symphony comes to the Proms for the first time. There is drama, too, and consolation in a new symphonic fantasy by the Finnish composer Kalevi Aho and in the powerfully lyrical piano concerto by Brahms.
From the Royal Albert Hall , London. Stephen Kovacevich (piano). London Symphony Chorus,
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Osmo Vanska
Beethoven Overture: Fidelio
Shostakovich Symphony No 3 (The First of May)
8.10 The Conductor Talks
Conducting is the most elusive of art forms. In an interval series of three interviews with conductors appearing at the Proms, Anthony Burton tries to find out how a conductor goes about his job. In this programme, he talks to the Finnish musician Osmo
Vanska, chief conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
8.30 Kalevi Aho Rejoicing of the Deep Waters (first UK performance)
Bratms Piano Concerto No 1 in D minor
Repeated Friday 2pm


Unknown: Kalevi Aho
Unknown: Albert Hall
Unknown: Anthony Burton
Unknown: Kalevi Aho

: Postscript

Poets' Fan Mail
Five poets read a verse letter to a poet from the past they admire. 3: Glyn Maxwell writes to Edward Thomas. Repeat


Unknown: Glyn Maxwell
Unknown: Edward Thomas.

: Go Play, Boy, Play

The Gabrieli Quartet play early chamber music by Britten.

: Four Quartets

Another chance to hear TS Eliot's exploration of time, eternity and the Christian faith, read by Paul Scofield. Written between 1935 and 1942, these four meditations have long been regarded as a pinnacle of 20th-century poetry. Paul Scofield fulfilled a personal ambition in recording them. With specially commissioned music by Stephen Faux played by cellist Nick Parry. Repeat


Read By: Paul Scofield.
Unknown: Paul Scofield
Music By: Stephen Faux
Unknown: Nick Parry.

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton talks to Jamaican pianist Monty Alexander about his early musical experiences and about how West Indian musicians and culture influenced his unique approach to jazz.


Talks: Alyn Shipton
Pianist: Monty Alexander

: Proms Composer of the Week: Berlioz

3: Les Troyens (The Fall of Troy) Roger Nichols investigates the neglected first part of The Trojans. Repeated from last Wednesday


Unknown: Roger Nichols

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe.
1.00 The Historic Organs of Naples and Venice Music by Bree,
Frescobaldi, Bonelli, Woordhouder, Wenck, Piazza, Lucchesi, Mozart, Galuppi and Petrali
1.50 Cherubini Requiem Mass No 1 in C minor Belgrade Radio Choir, Slovenian Radio Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Marko Munih
2.30 Arensky Suite No 3, Op 33
(Variations) James Anagnoson and Leslie Kinton (pianos)
3.00 Strauss Suite: Der Rosenkavalier
Spanish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Sergiu Comissiona
3.25 Ives Piano Sonata No 2
(Concord, Mass.: 1840-60) Louise Bessette
4.10 Kajanus Funeral March
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Atso Almila
4.20 Mendelssohn Octet in E flat, Op 20 Alcan and Quebec Quartets
4.55 Hildegard of Bingen 0 Virgo ac Diadema Purpurae Regis Sequentia,
Cologne Ensemble for Medieval Music
5.15 Mozart Sinfonia Concertante in E flat, K364 Valery Oistrakh (viola), Santa Cecilia Virtuosi , director Igor Oistrakh (violin)
5.50 Kaspar Forster Vanitas
Vanitatum Mona Spagck (soprano), David Cordier and Wilfred Jochens
(tenors), Harry van der Kamp (bass), La Capelle Ducale , Musica Fiata , director Roland Wilson (violin)


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Conductor: Marko Munih
Unknown: James Anagnoson
Pianos: Leslie Kinton
Conductor: Sergiu Comissiona
Unknown: Louise Bessette
Conductor: Atso Almila
Viola: Valery Oistrakh
Viola: Santa Cecilia Virtuosi
Violin: Igor Oistrakh
Violin: Kaspar Forster Vanitas
Soprano: Vanitatum Mona Spagck
Soprano: David Cordier
Soprano: Wilfred Jochens
Bass: La Capelle Ducale
Bass: Musica Fiata
Violin: Roland Wilson

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