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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with arts news and music, including Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra performed by the BBC Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis , at 6.40; Bach's Lobet den Herrn performed by the Bach Choir of Stockholm, conductor
Nikolaus Harnoncourt , leading up to the 8.00 news; and Brahms's Academic
Festival Overture performed by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, conductor Charles Mackerras , to end the programme at 8.50.


Conductor: Andrew Davis
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Conductor: Charles MacKerras

: Masterworks

With Penny Gore.
Stravinsky Scherzo Fantastique Detroit Symphony Orchestra, conductor Antal Dorati
9.15 Faure Barcarolles: No 4 in A flat,
Op 44; No 5 in F sharp minor, Op 66 Kathryn Stott (piano)
9.26 Ponchielli Elegia La Scala Philharmonic , conductor Riccardo Muti
9.39 Faure Nocturne No 6 in D flat,
Op 63 Jean-Philippe Collard (piano)
9.50 Walton Belshazzar 's Feast
Benjamin Luxon (baritone), London Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, conductor Georg Solti


Conductor: Antal Dorati
Piano: Kathryn Stott
Piano: Ponchielli Elegia
Conductor: La Scala Philharmonic
Conductor: Riccardo Muti
Piano: Walton Belshazzar
Baritone: Benjamin Luxon
Conductor: Georg Solti

: Proms Artist of the Week

Yevgeni Klssin
Last year, Yevgeni Kissin was the first pianist to perform a complete solo concert at the Proms. Joan
Bakewell introduces one of the works he played there - Chopin's
Nocturne in D flat, Op 27 No 2 - and music by Uszt, Mozart and Scriabln.


Unknown: Yevgeni Klssin
Unknown: Yevgeni Kissin

: Edinburgh International Festival 98

The last of five concerts this week, broadcast from the Queen's Hall. The Hagen Quartet give their last concert from this year's festival. Introduced by Linda Ormiston. Bartok String Quartet No 6
11.30 Colin Bell Invites
Is There a New Brutality in Women's Writing? Each generation of writers wants to shock, and that gets harder and harder to achieve. Colin Bell asks if there is a new brutality in women's writing. Is this the way to gain notoriety and success, or is there a darker reason for young women wanting to confront difficult subjects in ways that are deliberately in your face?
11.50 Schubert String Quartet in G, D887


Introduced By: Linda Ormiston.
Unknown: Colin Bell

: Proms Composer of the Week: Sibelius

With David Byers.
"Give me the loneliness either of the Finnish forest or of a big city." (Sibelius) Come Away, Death! Op 60 No 1 Jorma Hynninen (baritone),
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jorma Panula
Kullervo Leaves for the War; Kullervo's Death (Kullervo)
Helsinki University Chorus, Los Angeles Philharmonic, conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen
Soile Isokoski (soprano),
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
Royal Philharmonic, conductor Thomas Beecham Repeated next Friday 12 midnight


Unknown: David Byers.
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Soprano: Soile Isokoski
Conductor: Thomas Beecham

: BBC Proms 98

Another chance to hear
Wednesday's Prom.
Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin), Rosemary Hardy (soprano), BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jiri Belohlavek
Martlnu The Frescoes of Piero delta
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor
Goldschmidt Deux Nocturnes (first performance)
Debussy La Mer


Violin: Frank Peter Zimmermann
Soprano: Rosemary Hardy
Conductor: Jiri Belohlavek

: Songs without Words

A selection of Mendelssohn's piano pieces, performed by Andras Schiff.


Unknown: Andras Schiff.

: Voices and Viols

Chris de Souza introduces more early music treasures, including a madrigal by Monteverdi, orchestral music by Beethoven, and Pachelbel's Canon and Gigue in D.

: Music Machine

How Do Composers Make Money? Verity Sharp discovers that there are endless ways in which composers can make money without writing music for the concert hall or film and TV screens. She talks to Pam
Wedgewood, who writes music for people who are learning to play instruments; and to Colin Matthews about the things he does in addition to composing music. Repeat


Unknown: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Colin Matthews

: In Tune

"The Mahler Eight of the Baroque" is how Biber's Salzburg Mass has been described. It is on a vast scale, with 50-part textures, ten trumpeters and four organs. Sean Rafferty talks to conductor Paul McCreesh about his new recording of this massive piece with the Gabrieli Consort and Players. Music includes Rossini's Overture: The Thieving Magpie,
Milhaud's Suite: Scaramouche, and, at about 6.40, Durufle's Trois
Danses. Plus a selection of new releases after the arts news at 7.00.


Talks: Sean Rafferty
Conductor: Paul McCreesh
Unknown: Gabrieli Consort

: BBC Proms 98

Venice comes to London and the Royal Albert Hall in a new work from leading German composer Wolfgang Rihm originally composed for the unique acoustic of St Mark 's. It is complemented by two 19th-century German classics: Schumann's concerto written to display the expressive talents of his pianist wife Clara, and Brahms's most mellow symphony. Maria Joao Pires (piano), Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Claudio Abbado
Wolfgang Rlhm In-Schrift (first broadcast)
Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor
8.30 Defining Moments: Death
"We shall not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time." (TS Eliot)
In the second of two interval programmes, Geoff Watts looks at death and its changing place in society and how that is reflected in the arts.
8.50 Brahms Symphony No 3 in F Repeated Wednesday 2pm


Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Unknown: Wolfgang Rihm
Unknown: St Mark
Piano: Maria Joao Pires
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Unknown: Geoff Watts

: Postscript

The Poems and Songs ofBertolt Brecht
Five programmes this week in which Adrian Mitchell looks at the poems and songs of the great German playwright. The readers include Maria Friedman and Harold Pinter.
5: To Those Bom Later. The legacy of Brecht's poetry. Repeat


Unknown: Adrian Mitchell
Unknown: Maria Friedman
Unknown: Harold Pinter.

: London Sinfonietta

Chris de Souza introduces a concert given last April as part of the New
Music 98 ISCM World Music Days in Manchester. Composer and conductor James Wood directs the London Sinfonietta.
Xiaoyong Chen Warp
Alexander Goehr Idées Fixes
James Wood The Parliament of Angels
Mauricio Kagel Orchestrion-Straat Producer Andrew Kurowski


Conductor: James Wood
Unknown: James Wood
Unknown: Mauricio Kagel
Producer: Andrew Kurowski

: Take Me Back to New Orleans

In the final programme, Humphrey Lyttelton tells the tale of the banjo spurners who avoided both pop stardom and riches, and he looks back at the legacy of 50 years of British traditional jazz revival. Repeated from Saturday 6pm


Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton

: Proms Composer of the Week: Rachmaninov

4: 1899-1901
Tarantella (Suite No 2)
Dmitri Alexeev and Nikolai
Demidenko (pianos)
Were You Hiccuping, Natasha?; Fate, Op 21 No 1
Sergei Leiferkus (baritone), Howard Shelley (piano)
Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor
Van Cliburn , Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conductor Fritz Reiner Repeated from last Friday


Unknown: Dmitri Alexeev
Baritone: Sergei Leiferkus
Piano: Howard Shelley
Unknown: Van Cliburn
Conductor: Fritz Reiner

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Tchaikovsky Symphony No 1 in G minor (Winter Daydreams); The
Seasons Bratislava Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Pavel Semetov
2.40 Silvlus Leopold Weiss Suite No 17 in F minor Konrad Junghanel (lute)
3.05 Haydn Oboe Concerto in C Emil Hargas , Bratislava RSO , conductor Ondrej Lenard
3.40 Sandor Balassa Glarian Song Hungarian Radio Orchestra, conductor Gyorgy Lehel
4.05 Uuno Klami Violin Concerto
Olavi Palli , Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Okko Kamu
4.40 Francisco Barbieri Pan y Toros (excerpts) Madrid Ensemble
5.00 Poot Cheerful Overture
Bratislava RSO/Alexander Ruhbari
5.25 Schubert Violin Sonata in D,
D384 Tomaz Lorenz ,
Alenka Seek-Lorenz (piano)
5.40 Arthur Benjamin North American Square Dance Nova Scotia Symphony Orchestra, conductor Georg Tintner


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Pavel Semetov
Unknown: Konrad Junghanel
Unknown: Emil Hargas
Conductor: Bratislava Rso
Conductor: Ondrej Lenard
Conductor: Gyorgy Lehel
Unknown: Olavi Palli
Unknown: Francisco Barbieri
Unknown: Tomaz Lorenz
Piano: Alenka Seek-Lorenz
Conductor: Georg Tintner

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