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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny previews a new exhibition at the National Gallery, curated by Jonathan Miller , which looks at the use of reflection in art.
Music includes Chopin's Prelude in G, Op 28 No 3, played by pianist
Ivo Pogorelich at 6.00; Mozart's A Musical Joke, K522, played by the Orpheus
CO after the 7.00 news; and Handel's Ogni Vento from Agrippina performed by Sally Bradshaw (soprano) and the Capella Savaria , conductor Nicholas McGegan , at 8.00.


Unknown: Petroc Trelawny
Unknown: Jonathan Miller
Pianist: Ivo Pogorelich
Soprano: Sally Bradshaw
Conductor: Capella Savaria
Conductor: Nicholas McGegan

: Masterworks

With Penny Gore .
Prokofiev March in B flat CO of Europe, conductor Claudio Abbado
9.04 Tartini Violin Sonata in G minor
(Devil's Trill) Locatelli Trio
9.21 Brahms Four Ballades, Op 10 Emil Gilels (piano)
9.47 Handel Chandos Anthem No 9:
0 Praise the Lord with One Consent
Elizabeth Vaughan (soprano), Alexander Young (tenor), Forbes Robinson (bass),
Choir of King's College, Cambridge, ASMF, conductor David Willcocks
10.16 Wagner A Faust Overture Cleveland Orchestra, conductor George Szell


Unknown: Penny Gore
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Piano: Emil Gilels
Soprano: Elizabeth Vaughan
Tenor: Alexander Young
Bass: Forbes Robinson
Conductor: David Willcocks
Conductor: George Szell

: Artist of the Week

Steven Isserlis
Joan Bakewell talks to cellist Steven
Isserlis about his work as a chamber musician with friends such as violinist Joshua Bell and pianist Olli Mustonen. He discusses his love for the music of Faure and the discovery of a new version of Janacek's Pohadka.


Unknown: Steven Isserlis
Talks: Joan Bakewell
Violinist: Joshua Bell
Pianist: Olli Mustonen.

: Sound Stories

A Journey down the Danube With Donald Macleod.
3: Vienna and Slovakia were one of the focal points of the Austro-Hungarian empire and are still at the heart of Mitteleuropa, before the river turns towards eastern Europe. Including:
Johann Strauss (son) Hail Habsburg! Polish State Philharmonic, conductor Johannes Wildner
Honegger Suite: Mayerling
Slovak RSO, conductor
M Adriano Janacek The Danube (3rd and 4th mvts) Brno State PO , conductor Frantisek Jilek
Lehar Waltz : By the Grey Danube North German Radio Philharmonic, conductor Klauspeter Seibel


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Johann Strauss
Conductor: Johannes Wildner
Conductor: M Adriano
Conductor: Brno State Po
Conductor: Frantisek Jilek
Conductor: Lehar Waltz
Conductor: Klauspeter Seibel

: Composer of the Week Mendelssohn

With Misha Donat.
3: Mendelssohn and Goethe
Overture: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage Bamberg Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Claus Peter Flor
Die Liebende Schreibt , Op 86 No 3; Erster Verlust, Op 99 No 1 Barbara Bonney (soprano), Geoffrey Parsons (piano)
Cantata: Die Erste Walpurgisnacht Annelies Burmeister (contralto),
Eberhard Buchner (tenor), Siegfried Lorenz (baritone), Siegfried Vogel (bass), Leipzig Radio Chorus,
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, conductor Kurt Masur
Repeated next Wednesday 12 midnight


Unknown: Misha Donat.
Conductor: Claus Peter Flor
Conductor: Die Liebende Schreibt
Soprano: Barbara Bonney
Piano: Geoffrey Parsons
Tenor: Eberhard Buchner
Tenor: Siegfried Lorenz
Baritone: Siegfried Vogel
Conductor: Kurt Masur

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

From the Adrian Boult Hall , Birmingham Conservatoire, introduced by Chris Wines. Wanderer Trio
Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A minor, Op 50
ADMISSION free - no tickets required Doors open 12.30pm


Unknown: Adrian Boult Hall
Introduced By: Chris Wines.

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductors Mariss Jansons and Nicholas Kraemer ,
Richard Watkins (horn)
Mozart Symphony No 39 in E flat,
K543; Horn Concerto No 4 in E flat, K495
Bruckner Symphony No 7 in E


Conductors: Mariss Jansons
Conductors: Nicholas Kraemer
Horn: Richard Watkins

: Choral Evensong

From Wells Cathedral. Introit:
Jesu, the Very Thought of Thee (Bairstow)
Responses (Byrd)
Psalms 82-5 (Lloyd, Cooper, Ley, Hopkins)
First Lesson: 1 Kings 13, wl-10
Office Hymn: The Duteous Day Now Closeth (Insbruck)
Canticles: Darke in F
Second Lesson: Acts 11, vl9-end Anthem: Thou Art My Life
(Philip Moore ) (first broadcast)
Hymn: Praise to the Holiest in the Height (Gerontius)
Organ Voluntary: Improvisation sur le Te Deum (Toumemire, reconstr Durufle) Organist and master of the choristers Malcolm Archer.
Assistant organist Rupert Gough.


Unknown: Philip Moore
Unknown: Te Deum
Unknown: Malcolm Archer.
Organist: Rupert Gough.

: In Tune

Sir Colin Davis is Sean Rafferty 's guest this evening, with news of the London Symphony Orchestra's forthcoming major Eigar series. Music includes Schumann's
Introduction and Allegro
Appassionato leading up to 6.00, with arts news and a selection of new releases at 7.00.


Unknown: Sir Colin Davis
Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3 The Seasons

Continuing the week's flow of concerts from along the Danube, Stephanie Hughes introduces a performance of The
Seasons, Haydn's amiable festive oratorio. This performance comes from the magnificent concert hall in the Esterhazy Castle at Eisenstadt, near Vienna.
Ursula Fiedler (soprano), Steve Davislam (tenor), Robert Holl (baritone), Vienna Chamber Choir, Haydn Philharmonia , conductor Adam Fischer
Spring; Summer
8.35 The Esterhaza Castle in Hungary
Christopher Cook crosses the border and explores the Hungarian Esterhazy Castle at Fertod.
8.55 Autumn; Winter


Introduces: Stephanie Hughes
Soprano: Ursula Fiedler
Tenor: Steve Davislam
Baritone: Robert Holl
Conductor: Haydn Philharmonia
Conductor: Adam Fischer

: Postscript

From the Donau to the Duna George Szirtes takes a journey down the Danube.
3: The Buda district of Budapest.


Unknown: Duna George Szirtes

: Night Waves

Accepting his Nobel prize, Seamus Heaney spoke of poetry's power to
"persuade the vulnerable part of our consciousness of its rightness in spite of the evidence of wrongness all around it". Patrick Wright talks to Heaney about the place of poetry in the modern world on the publication of Opened Ground: Poems 1966-1996. And Jeremy Isaacs talks about one of the defining military and ideological confrontations of the modern world, as his documentary series Cold War starts on BBC television.
Producer Robert Ketteridge


Unknown: Seamus Heaney
Talks: Patrick Wright
Talks: Jeremy Isaacs
Producer: Robert Ketteridge

: Jazz Notes

Brecon 98
Alyn Shipton presents more music from the Dick Hyman Trio.


Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Dick Hyman Trio.

: Composer of the Week: Janacek

3: Myth and History. Jan Smaczny investigates the importance of myth and history as inspiration for Janacek.
The Ballad of Blanik Hill
Brno State Philharmonic, conductor Frantisek Jilek
Kaspar Rucky
Amanda Pitt (soprano),
New London Chamber Choir, conductor James Wood
The Excursions of Mr Broucek
Czech Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Frantisek Jilek
The Fiddler's Child
Brno State Philharmonic, conductor Frantisek Jilek
Repeated from last Wednesday


Unknown: Jan SmacZny
Conductor: Frantisek Jilek
Conductor: Kaspar Rucky
Soprano: Amanda Pitt
Conductor: James Wood
Conductor: Frantisek Jilek
Conductor: Frantisek Jilek
Broucek: Vilem Pribyl (tenor)
Mazal: Miroslav Svejda (tenor)
Malinka: Jana Jonasova (soprano)
Wurfll: Richard Novak (baritone)
Waitress: Jirina Markova (soprano)

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Beethoven Violin Sonatas
Salvatore Accardo ,
Michele Campanella (piano)
Violin Sonatas: in A, Op 30 No 1; in C minor, Op 30 No 2; in G, Op 30 No 3
2.15 Mahler Symphony No 5 Saarbriicken Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Michael Stern
3.40 Ferenc Farkas String Quartet Tatrai Quartet
3.55 Sandor Balassa A Day Dreamer's Diary
Hungarian Radio Orchestra, conductor Imre Sallai
4.20 Willem Pijper Piano Concerto Ronald Brautigam ,
Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jac van Steen
4.30 Andreas Szollosy Musica Concertante
Budapest Chamber Ensemble, conductor Andras Mihaly
4.45 Bloch Visions and Prophecies Desmond Wright (piano)
5.00 Kraus Symphony in D Concerto Köln
5.35 Piazzolla Prelude, Fugue and Divertimento
Montreal Musica Camerata


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Salvatore Accardo
Piano: Michele Campanella
Conductor: Michael Stern
Conductor: Ferenc Farkas
Unknown: Tatrai Quartet
Unknown: Sandor Balassa
Conductor: Imre Sallai
Piano: Willem Pijper
Unknown: Ronald Brautigam
Conductor: Jac van Steen
Conductor: Andreas Szollosy
Conductor: Andras Mihaly
Piano: Desmond Wright

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