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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with music and arts news, including reviews of the D'Oyly Carte production of The Mikado at the Royal Festival Hall, and of the New York Theatre Workshop's production of Eugene O'Neill 's play More Stately Mansions. Music includes Dvorak's Silent Woods played by Yo-Yo Ma (cello) and the Berlin Philharmonic, conductor
Lorin Maazel , after the 6.00 news; Satie's
Gnossiennes played by pianist Pascal Roge at 7.15; and Mendelssohn's Overture for Wind
Instruments played by members of the London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Claudio Abbado , at 8.05.


Unknown: Eugene O'Neill
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Pianist: Pascal Roge
Conductor: Claudio Abbado

: Masterworks

With Penny Gore.
Shostakovich Overture on Russian and Kirghiz Folk Themes
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
9.11 Faure Barcarolles : in E flat. Op 70; in D minor, Op 90; in D flat, Op 96 Kathryn Stott (piano)
9.24 Georg Muffat Sonata No 1 in D (Armonico Tributo)
Parley of Instruments, directors Roy Goodman and Peter Holman
9.37 Boyce Symphony in F, Op 2 No 4 English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
9.44 Faure Nocturnes: in C sharp minor, Op 74: in D flat, Op 84 No 8 Jean-Philippe Collard (piano)
9.57 Bartok Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conductor Rafael Kubelik


Unknown: Faure Barcarolles
Piano: Kathryn Stott
Directors: Roy Goodman
Directors: Peter Holman
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Conductor: Rafael Kubelik

: Proms Artist of theWeek

Barbara Bonney
With Joan Bakewell. Today, Barbara Bonney describes her vocal style and the technique involved when working with period instrument orchestras and their conductors, including
Nikolaus Harnoncourt and John Eliot
Gardiner. With music by Bach Handel , and Haydn.


Unknown: Barbara Bonney
Unknown: Joan Bakewell.
Unknown: Barbara Bonney
Unknown: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Unknown: John Eliot
Music By: Bach Handel

: Sound Stories

With Donald Macleod.
2: The most prolific librettist of the 18th century, Pietro Metastasio rose from humble beginnings to become poet laureate to the Austrian imperial court in Vienna. Music includes:
Vivaldi II Catone in Utica (excerpt) Marilyn Schmiege (mezzo), I Solisti Veneti , conductor Claudio Scimone
Handel Siroe , Re di Persia (excerpts) Soloists, Brewer Chamber Orchestra, conductor Rudolph Palmer
Mozart La Clemenza di Tito (excerpt) English Baroque Soloists, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
Beethoven Ah! Perfido (excerpt) Cheryl Studer (soprano), Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Claudio Abbado


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Pietro Metastasio
Unknown: Marilyn Schmiege
Conductor: Solisti Veneti
Conductor: Claudio Scimone
Conductor: Handel Siroe
Conductor: Rudolph Palmer
Conductor: Mozart La Clemenza
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Soprano: Cheryl Studer
Conductor: Claudio Abbado

: Proms Composers of the Week: Eisler and Weill

With Stephen Johnson. Featuring movements from Eisler's greatest work, his German Symphony, which sets anti-fascist poetry by Brecht; and a chamber work in which Eisler draws on music he wrote for the film version of Steinbeck's novel The
Grapes of Wrath.
Eisler Song of the Unemployed; Song of the Miners Ernst Busch (singer). orchestra, conducted by the Composer Eisler German Symphony (excerpts) Ernst Senff Choir,
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, conductor Lothar Zagrosek
Weill Ballad of Caesar's Death (Der Silbersee) Hildegard Heichele (soprano). Cologne Radio Orchestra. conductor Jan Latham-Koenig
Weill Schickelgruber (Propaganda Songs) Teresa Stratas (soprano), Richard Woitach (piano)
Weill Symphony No 2 (1st mvt) Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, conductor Edo de Waart
Eisler Nonet No 1 Zurich Ensemble, conductor Christoph Keller
Weill Lost in the Stars (excerpts)
Arthur Woodley (bass-baritone). Concert Chorale of New York. Orchestra of St
Luke's, conductor Julius Rudel Repeated next Tuesday 12 midnight


Unknown: Stephen Johnson.
Conductor: Lothar Zagrosek
Conductor: Weill Ballad
Soprano: Hildegard Heichele
Conductor: Jan Latham-Koenig
Conductor: Weill Schickelgruber
Soprano: Teresa Stratas
Piano: Richard Woitach
Conductor: Christoph Keller
Bass-Baritone: Arthur Woodley
Conductor: Julius Rudel

: The Radio 3Lunchtime Concert

Double Take
Chris de Souza introduces familiar works in less familiar guises.
David Nettle and Richard Markham
Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn
Debussy Cortege; Air de Danse (L 'Enfant Prodigue)
Ravel Rapsodie Espagnole
Bernstein, arr Nettle/Markham
America; Tonight (West Side Story) Repeat


Introduces: Chris de Souza
Unknown: David Nettle
Pianos: Richard Markham
Unknown: Ravel Rapsodie Espagnole

: BBC Proms 98

Another chance to hear last
Thursday's Prom.
Emmanuel Pahud (flute),
Marie-Pierre Langlamet (harp). Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Claudio Abbado
Mozart Concerto in C for Rute and Harp, K299
Bruckner Symphony No 5 in B flat


Flute: Emmanuel Pahud
Harp: Marie-Pierre Langlamet
Conductor: Claudio Abbado

: Choral Voices

Paul Guinery presents eight programmes in which the BBC
Singers explore the glories of four hundred years of choral music.
7: Songs of Freedom. Voices lifted in protest and triumph. BBC Singers, conductor Stephen Cleobury Britten Advance Democracy
Tippett Spirituals (A Child of Our Time) Veljo Tormis Karelian Destiny
Plus music by Weber, Escobedo and Giles Swayne.


Unknown: Paul Guinery
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Conductor: Giles Swayne.

: Music Machine

In Conversation with ... Steve Mart/and. Tommy Pearson discusses Joy Division's Closer with composer Steve Martland. Repeat

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty talks to Jeremy Sams about the surrealism of Poulenc as a new CD is released of Les Mamelles de Tiresias. Music includes works ranging from William Lawes to Uszt, and, at about 6.30, the ASMF. conductor Neville Marriner , playing In the Fen Country by Vaughan Williams.


Talks: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Jeremy Sams
Unknown: William Lawes
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Unknown: Vaughan Williams.

: BBC Proms 98

A witty new work from
American minimalist John
Adams launches the second Prom of the visiting Los Angeles Philharmonic. The concert also features the beguiling and invigorating orchestral sonorities of Mahler's wayfarer songs and Sibelius's four great tone poems of mysterious Finnish legend. Lorraine Hunt (mezzo),
Los Angeles Philharmonic. conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen
John Adams Slonimsky 's Earbox (first London performance)
Mahler Lieder eines Fahrenden
7.35 Ancient Landscape
A visit to Finland, inspiration for Sibelius's Legends.
7.55 Sibelius Four Lemminkainen
Also on BBC2. Repeated Friday 2pm


Unknown: Lorraine Hunt
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Conductor: John Adams Slonimsky

: Postscript

Role Play
2: Kristine Ciesinski and Sara Kestelman
on Lady Macbeth. Repeat


Unknown: Kristine Ciesinski
Unknown: Sara Kestelman

: Phantasm

Gibbons Four Fantasias a 3 Hume Captaine Humes Poeticall Musicke (excerpts)
Matthew Locke Duos for Basse Viols
Christopher Simpson Division in G Tomkins Fantasia a 3 Thomas Lupo Fantasia a 3 Elway Bevin Browning Repeat


Unknown: Matthew Locke Duos
Unknown: Basse Viols
Unknown: Christopher Simpson
Unknown: Thomas Lupo Fantasia

: EdinburghInternational Festival 98

Feast Days at the Festival
Presented by Kirsteen McCue. The Orlando Consort and members of the Dunedin Consort give the first of two late-night concerts from Greyfriars Kirk of music celebrating the composers of Notre Dame Cathedral. Tonight, the theme is Christmas.
The second concert is on Thursday at 10.30pm


Presented By: Kirsteen McCue.
Unknown: Greyfriars Kirk

: Jazz Notes

For details see yesterday 11.30pm

: Proms Composer of the Week: Jean Sibelius

Finlandia; Serenade: Introduction (Kullervo); Karelia Suite: Origin of Fire
Repeated from last Tuesday

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe.
1.00 Jill Feldman (soprano). Gianluca Ferrarini (tenor). Mala Punica , director Antonello de Caserta Philippus de
Caserta En Attendant Bartolomeo da
Bologna Que Pena Major Matteo da Perugio Piu Chiar che'l Sol
Plus works by Francesco Landini and Antonello de Caserta
1.55 Naumann Symphony from the Opera "Cora Concerto Kbln
2.15 Tchaikovsky Symphony No 4 in F minor Quebec Conservatoire Orchestra/Jacques Lacombe
3.00 lbert Trio Andras Ligeti (violin), lldiko Radi (cello), Eva Maros (harp)
3.15 Chopin 12 Etudes, Op 25 William Aide (piano)
4.05 Vantus Concerto Grosso
Leo Weiner CO/Richard Weininger
4.15 Szokolay Violin Concerto Ronald Masin, Hungarian RO/Janos Sandor
5.00 Holbome Elizabethan Dance Suite
HoViHoLoHoff Brass Ensemble
5.30 Haydn Symphony No 89 in F Netherlands CO/Frans Bruggen


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Soprano: Jill Feldman
Soprano: Gianluca Ferrarini
Tenor: Mala Punica
Unknown: Francesco Landini
Violin: Andras Ligeti
Cello: Eva Maros
Unknown: Leo Weiner

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