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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny presents music and arts news, including a look at an exhibition focusing on Picasso's ceramics. Music includes Ravel's
Daphnis and Chloe Suite No 2 performed by the London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andre Previn , at
6.10; Vivaldi's Bassoon Concerto in F, RV485, performed by Alberto Grazzi and the English Concert, director
Trevor Pinnock , at 7.20; and Wagner's Overture: The Flying Dutchman performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conductor
Daniel Barenboim , at 8.50.


Conductor: Andre Previn
Unknown: Alberto Grazzi
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Conductor: Daniel Barenboim

: Masterworks

With Penny Gore.
Holbome Four Dances
Basle Ricercare Ensemble
9.09 Weber Piano Sonata No 2 in A flat. Op 39 Emil Gilels
9.39 Vllla-Lobos Bachiana Brasileira
No 2 Royal Philharmonic, conductor Enrique Batiz
9.59 Handel Chandos Anthem No 10:
The Lord Is My Light Lynne Dawson (soprano), Ian Partridge (tenor), the Sixteen Choir and Orchestra, conductor Harry Christophers


Unknown: Emil Gilels
Conductor: Enrique Batiz
Soprano: Lynne Dawson
Soprano: Ian Partridge
Conductor: Harry Christophers

: Artist of the Week

Steven Isserlis
Joan Bakewell talks to cellist Steven Isserlis
about his exploration and extension of the cello repertoire.
Music includes Woldemar Bargiel 's Adagio in G. DANUBE WEEK


Unknown: Steven Isserlis
Talks: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Steven Isserlis
Unknown: Woldemar Bargiel

: Sound Stories

A Journey down the Danube With Donald Macleod.
4: Budapest is one of the finest riverside capitals, but the banks of the Danube, as it traverses the great Hungarian plain, have often been the scene of bloody battles. Music includes: Trad, arr Berlioz Rakoczy March
Hungarian State Symphony Orchestra, conductor Matyas Antal
Bartok Kossuth (excerpt) San Francisco SO , conductor Herbert Blomstedt
Kodaly Psalmus Hungaricus Tamas Daroczy (tenor), Choirs of Hungarian Radio and Television, Budapest
Schola Cantorum, Budapest Festival Orchestra, conductor Georg Solti Plus traditional music played by Hungarian and Rumanian ensembles.


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Matyas Antal
Conductor: San Francisco So
Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt
Tenor: Tamas Daroczy
Conductor: Georg Solti

: Composer of the Week: Mendelssohn

With Misha Donat.
4: The Bach Revival
Prelude and Fugue in E minor,
Op 35 No 1 Murray Perahia (piano) Capriccio in E minor, Op 81 No 3 Busch Quartet
Elijah (excerpts) Elly Ameling and Renate Krahmer (sopranos),
Annelies Burmeister and Gisela Schröter (contraltos), Peter Schreier
(tenor), Theo Adam (bass), Leipzig Radio Chorus,
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, conductor Wolfgang Sawallisch Prelude and Fugue in G minor,
Op 37 No 1 Peter Hurford (organ) Variations Sérieuses, Op 54 Alfred Brendel (piano)
Repeated next Thursday 12 midnight


Unknown: Misha Donat.
Unknown: Busch Quartet
Unknown: Elly Ameling
Sopranos: Renate Krahmer
Sopranos: Annelies Burmeister
Contraltos: Gisela Schröter
Contraltos: Peter Schreier
Tenor: Theo Adam
Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch
Unknown: Peter Hurford
Piano: Alfred Brendel

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Voices at the Wigmore Hall Sally Burgess (mezzo), Ian Burnside (piano)
Chabrier Villanelle des Petits
Canards; Les Cigales; Romance de I'Etoile; L'lle
Heureuse Duparc Phidyle ; Chanson Triste; La Vie Antérieure
Debussy Chansons de Bilitis
Strauss Begegnung; Hat Gesagt - Bleibt's Nicht Dabei , Op 36 No 3;
Mahler Wo die Schonen Trompeten Blasen (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)
Strauss Zueignung , Op 10 No 1 Repeat


Unknown: Sally Burgess
Piano: Ian Burnside
Unknown: Heureuse Duparc Phidyle
Unknown: Nicht Dabei
Unknown: Schonen Trompeten
Unknown: Strauss Zueignung

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier,
Alfredo Perl (piano)
Chausson Soir de Fete
Mozart Piano Concerto No 25 in C. K503
Ravel Daphnis and Chloe: Suite No 1 Hindemith Dances from "Das
Nusch-Nuschi"; Suite: Tuttifantchen
Mozart Symphony No 41 in C, K551 (Jupiter)


Piano: Alfredo Perl

: Ensemble

Return of the series celebrating chamber music. For many years, the Paris Conservatoire commissioned leading composers to write test pieces for the annual woodwind competitions. The composers also sat on the jury to hear how their music fared. Penny Gore traces the history of the flute and clarinet awards and introduces a selection of the pieces, including works by Faure, Messiaen, Françaix and Debussy. With Emma Johnson (clarinet), Gary Arbuthnot (flute) and Ian Brown and Simon Crawford Phillips (piano). Producer Nigel Wilkinson


Clarinet: Emma Johnson
Clarinet: Gary Arbuthnot
Clarinet: Ian Brown
Piano: Simon Crawford Phillips
Producer: Nigel Wilkinson

: Music Machine

Investing in the Future
Tommy Pearson finds out how this year's Proms attracted an audience of younger listeners with a special Blue Peter 40th birthday Prom. He talks to some of the people behind the idea and finds out how the concert went down with the audience.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

As the 80th anniversary of the end of the First World War approaches,
Sean Rafferty explores the impact of war on composers and the broader artistic community. Music includes George Butterworth 's rhapsody A
Shropshire Lad and Brttten's response to the pity of war, Sinfonia da Requiem.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: George Butterworth

: Performance on 3

From the Art Deco concert hall in Budapest's Liszt
Academy. Humphrey Burton introduces orchestral music by three very different Hungarian giants.
Barnabas Kelemen (violin), Budapest Symphony Chorus (female voices), Hungarian Radio Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Tamas Vasary Bartok Two Pictures
Ligeti Violin Concerto
8.20 In Memory of Liszt Nicola Barranger visits the Ferenc
Liszt Memorial Museum in Budapest.
8.40 Liszt Dante Symphony


Introduces: Humphrey Burton
Conductor: Tamas Vasary
Unknown: Liszt Nicola Barranger

: Postscript

From the Donau to the Duna
With George Szirtes.
4: The Pest district of Hungary's capital.


Unknown: George Szirtes.

: Music Restored

Return of the series celebrating early music, with part of a concert from this year's York Early Music Festival. Introduced by Lucie Skeaping. Emma Kirkby (soprano),
Academy of Ancient Music, director Andrew Manze (violin)
Geminiani, after Corelli Concerto Grosso No 5 in G minor
Handel Piangero la Sorte Mia (Giulio Cesare )
Wassenaer, attrib Pergolesi/Ricciotti Concerto Armonico No 5 in B flat
Geminiani, after Corelli Concerto Grosso No 6 in A
Handel Gentle Morpheus, Son of Night (Alceste)
Producer Mark Rowlinson


Introduced By: Lucie Skeaping.
Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Violin: Andrew Manze
Unknown: Handel Piangero
Unknown: Giulio Cesare
Producer: Mark Rowlinson

: Night Waves

Jonathan Swift - ironic promoter of eating children, controversial clergyman, successful lover and failed politican - is the subject of a highly personal new study by the acclaimed biographer
Victoria Glendinning. She talks to Paul Allen about the English writer who became an Irish national hero. And has Pablo
Picasso's work in ceramics been unfairly neglected? Paul Allen discusses the Royal Academy's new exhibition on Picasso's work in clay. Producer Doug Traill-Stevenson


Unknown: Jonathan Swift
Unknown: Victoria Glendinning.
Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Paul Allen
Producer: Doug Traill-Stevenson

: Jazz Notes

Brecon 98
An interview with drummer Jake Hanna.


Unknown: Jake Hanna.

: Composer of the Week: Janacek

Piano Sonata 1 X 1905 (From the Street); Songs of Hradcany Castle (excerpts); Sinfonietta

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Finnish RSO/Paavo Berglund, Randi Stene (contralto), Helsinki University Male Voice Choir Sibelius The Oceanides
Brahms Alto Rhapsody
Tchaikovsky Symphony No 4 in F minor
2.10 Beethoven Piano Sonata in C minor. Op 13 (Pathetique)
Geoffrey Lancaster (fortepiano)
2.30 Beethoven String Quartet in E minor, Op 59 Australian Quartet
3.10 Matti Rautio Suite: The Blue
Heron Finnish RSO/Kari Tikka
3.35 Bartok Rhapsody No 1
Zoltan Takacs (violin), Finnish RSO, conductor Hannu Bister
3.35 CPE Bach Six Sonatas
Bratislava Chamber Harmony
4.25 Haydn Symphony No 73 in D (La Chasse) Bratislava RSO, conductor Ludovit Rajter
4.50 Astor Piazzolla Adios Nonino
Montreal Musica Camerata
5.10 Rimsky-Korsakov Suite: The
Tale of Tsar Sultan Queensland SO, conductor Vladimir Verbitsky
5.45 Beethoven Ah! Perfido
Rosamund Illing (soprano),
Melbourne SO/Herbert Esser


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.

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