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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny features a review of Welsh National Opera's production of Janacek's Jenufa. Music includes
Beethoven's Romance in F played by violinist Gil Shaham with the Orpheus CO at 6.10; Thomas Allen singing Ein Madchen oder Weibchen from
Mozart's The Magic Flute with the Scottish CO, conductor
Richard Armstrong , at 7.00; and Satie's La Belle Excentrique performed by the Toulouse Capitole Orchestra, conductor Michel Plasson , at 8.10.


Violinist: Gil Shaham
Unknown: Thomas Allen
Unknown: Ein Madchen
Conductor: Richard Armstrong
Conductor: Michel Plasson

: Masterworks

With Penny Gore.
Handel Chandos Anthem No 6: As
Pants the Hart April Cantelo (soprano), Ian Partridge (tenor), Choir of King's College, Cambridge, ASMF, conductor David Willcocks
9.24 Liszt Rhapsodie Espagnole Emil Gilels (piano)
9.38 Borodin String Quartet No 2 in D Takacs Quartet
10.07 Handel Chandos Anthem No 7:
My Song Shall Be Alway
Patrizia Kwella (soprano),
James Bowman (countertenor), Ian Partridge (tenor), Michael George (bass), the Sixteen Choir and Orchestra, conductor Harry Christophers Producer Arthur Johnson


Tenor: Ian Partridge
Conductor: David Willcocks
Piano: Emil Gilels
Soprano: Patrizia Kwella
Soprano: James Bowman
Tenor: Ian Partridge
Tenor: Michael George
Conductor: Harry Christophers
Producer: Arthur Johnson

: Artist of the Week

Steven Isserils
Joan Bakewell talks to cellist Steven
Isserlis about growing up in a musical family, his Russian-Jewish roots and his obsession with Harpo Marx. Music includes Saint-Saens's The Swan and Haydn's Cello Concerto in C. Producer Kerry Chapman


Unknown: Steven Isserils
Talks: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Harpo Marx.

: Sound Stories

A Joumey down the Danube With Donald Macleod.
1: Germany is where the Danube rises, but by the time it enters
Austria at Passau, its journey has barely begun. Music includes:
Marschner Overture: The Goldsmith ofUlm Slovak State Philharmonic, conductor Alfred Walter
Wagner, transcr Uszt Valhalla (Das Rheingold) Leslie Howard (piano) Schiitz Danket dem Herrn
Regensburg Cathedral Choir, conductor Hans-Martin Schneidt
Mozart Papagena ! Papagena! (The Magic Flute) Lisa Otto (soprano),
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Berlin PO, conductor Karl Bohm
Producer Piers Burton-Page . See also 7.30pm


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Alfred Walter
Piano: Leslie Howard
Piano: Schiitz Danket
Conductor: Hans-Martin Schneidt
Conductor: Mozart Papagena
Flute: Lisa Otto
Baritone: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Conductor: Karl Bohm
Producer: Piers Burton-Page

: Composer of the Week: Felix Mendelssohn

(1809-47) With Misha Donat. 1: Early Maturity
Overture: A Midsummer Night's Dream Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Claus Peter Flor
Feme, Op 9 No 9; Im Herbst, Op 9 No 5; Hexenlied, Op 8 No 8; Frage,
Op 9 No 1 Barbara Bonney (soprano). Geoffrey Parsons (piano)
String Quartet in A minor, Op 13 Melos Quartet
Producer Susan Kenyon


Unknown: Misha Donat.
Conductor: Claus Peter Flor
Soprano: Barbara Bonney
Piano: Geoffrey Parsons
Producer: Susan Kenyon

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

introduced by Nicola Heywood Thomas.
Nikolai Demidenko (piano)
Scriabin Polonaise, Op 21; Four Preludes, Op 22
Prokofiev Ten Pieces from "Romeo and Juliet", Op 75; Toccata, Op 11 Repeat


Introduced By: Nicola Heywood
Piano: Nikolai Demidenko

: The BBC Orchestras

Return of the daily series showcasing the five BBC orchestras.
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductors Alun Francis and Thierry Fischer , Stella McCracken (oboe) Beethoven Leonore Overture No 1
Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn
Mozart Symphony No 36 in C, K425 (Linz); Oboe Concerto in C, K314
Mendelssohn Symphony No 5 in D (Reformation)


Conductors: Alun Francis
Conductors: Thierry Fischer
Oboe: Stella McCracken

: Opera in Action

Ruth Mackenzie , general director of the Scottish Opera, introduces a selection of opera highlights. Some of the best moments in opera - familiar and unfamiliar- are set in their true dramatic context.
Introduction. The series begins by showing what opera does best and by taking a hard look at a few old favourites. Music includes highlights from Bizet's Carmen. Puccini's
Turandot, Verdi's Rigoletto and Mozart's Don Giovanni. Producer Gautam Rangarajan


Unknown: Ruth MacKenzie
Unknown: Don Giovanni.
Producer: Gautam Rangarajan

: Music Machine

Investing in the Future
This week, Tommy Pearson looks at some of the ways that this year's Proms season has invested in the musicians and audiences of the future. Today, he finds out about a competition for young composers organised by The Guardian in association with the Proms.
Producer Christina Pritchard. WEB ADDRESS: www.bbc.co.uk/music_machine/


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Producer: Christina Pritchard.

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty talks to conductor
Daniele Gatti , music director of the Royal Philharmonic, about the orchestra's forthcoming celebration of the music of Mahler. Music includes Mahler's Ruckert-Lieder and Tchaikovsky's Suite No 4 in G
(Mozartiana), with arts news and a selection of new releases at 7.00.
Producer Elizabeth Funning


Talks: Sean Rafferty
Conductor: Daniele Gatti
Producer: Elizabeth Funning

: Performance on 3

Ariadne auf Naxos
Humphrey Burton goes to the Vienna State Opera for a performance of Strauss's reworking of this classical tale to a libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal. The production has a star-studded cast, including the legendary Edita Gruberova - a darling of the Viennese public - as Zerbinetta.
Vienna State Opera Orchestra, conductor Peter Schneider
8.20 Rebuilding the Vienna Opera House
Marcel Prawy talks to Moore Parker about theVienna State Opera in the years after the Second World War.
8.45 Part 2


Unknown: Humphrey Burton
Unknown: Hugo von Hofmannsthal.
Unknown: Edita Gruberova
Conductor: Peter Schneider
Talks: Marcel Prawy
Unknown: Moore Parker
Unknown: Vienna State
Ariadne: Deborah Voigt (soprano)
Primadonna: Deborah Voigt (soprano)
Zerbinetta: Edita Gruberova (soprano)
Composer: Susan Graham (mezzo)
Bacchus: Janez Lotric (tenor)
Tenor: Janez Lotric (tenor)
Music master: Peter Weber (baritone)
Dancing master: Helmut Wildhaber (tenor)
Majordomo: Waldemar Kmentt (spoken)
Harlequin: Marian Pop (baritone)
Scaramuccio: Peter Jelosits (tenor)
Truffaldino: Rudolf Mazzola (bass)
Brighella: Herwig Pecoraro (tenor)
Naiad: Olga Schalaewa (soprano)
Dryad: Regina Mauel (mezzo)
Echo: Uta Schwabe (soprano)
Officer: Michael Kurz (tenor)
Footman: Alfred Sramek (bass)

: Postscript

From the Donau to the Duna
George Szirtes takes a journey down the Danube.
1: From the source to Vienna.
Producers Tim Dee and Hannah Andrassy DANUBE WEEK


Unknown: George Szirtes
Producers: Tim Dee
Producers: Hannah Andrassy

: Mixing It

Mark Russell and Robert Sandall present a mix of musical styles and influences. They launch the new series from the underground haunts of Vienna, where the Phonotaktik festival of experimental music is now under way. They talk to DJ and promoter Peter Rehberg , saxophonist and composer Max Nagl and producer Curd Duca. Mathias Ruegg talks about his 21 years as director of the pioneering Vienna Art Orchestra. And music comes from Die Knodel, EPY and DJ duo Kruder and Dorfmeister. Producer Andrew Kurowski


Unknown: Mark Russell
Unknown: Robert Sandall
Unknown: Peter Rehberg
Unknown: Max Nagl
Producer: Curd Duca.
Talks: Mathias Ruegg
Producer: Andrew Kurowski

: Jan Notes

Brecon 98. Alyn Shipton introduces music from Tenor Gladness.
Producer Terry Carter


Introduces: Alyn Shipton
Producer: Terry Carter

: Composer of the Week Leos Janacek

Rakos Rakoczy (excerpts); Two Folk Songs and Dances; Jenufa (excerpt); Moravian Folk Poetry in Song (excerpts); Lachian Dances


Unknown: Rakos Rakoczy

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Vertavo Quartet Wolf Italian Serenade Mendelssohn String
Quartet No 1 in E flat, Op 12 Harald Saeverud String Quartet No 1
(Serenade of the Two Rivals) Brahms String Quartet in A minor, Op 51 No 2
2.15 The New World Consort play music from the late 16th century
2.35 Bach Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue, BWV903
Andreas Staier (harpsichord)
3.05 Mozart Divertimento in B flat, KAnh229 Bratislava Wind Trio
3.30 Tchalkovsky The Seasons Juhani Lagerspetz (piano)
4.10 Couperin Concert No 2 (Les Gouts Reunis) Violes Esgales
4.30 Saint-Saens Oboe Sonata in D, Op 166 Roger Cole ,
Linda Lee Thomas (piano)
5.00 Ian McDougall Clarinet Concerto Stanley McCartney , CBC Vancouver Orchestra, conductor Mario Bemardi
5.35 Brahms Piano Trio No 3 in C minor, Op 101 Tamas Major (violin), Peter Szabo (cello), Zoltan Kocsis (piano)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Harpsichord: Andreas Staier
Piano: Juhani Lagerspetz
Unknown: Violes Esgales
Unknown: Roger Cole
Piano: Linda Lee Thomas
Clarinet: Ian McDougall
Unknown: Stanley McCartney
Conductor: Mario Bemardi
Cello: Peter Szabo
Cello: Zoltan Kocsis

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