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: On Air

Stephanie Hughes presents arts news and music, including Ravel's Gaspard de la Nuit performed by pianist Martha Argerich at 6.15,
Nielsen's An Imaginary Trip to the Faroe Islands at 7.05, and Debussy's Marche Ecossaise at 8.05.

Contributors

Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Pianist: Martha Argerich

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Mendelssohn Overture: Ruy Bias Montreal Symphony Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit
9.08 Liszt Six Consolations
Jorge Bolet (piano)
9.27 Trad, arr Britten / Wonder as I Wander; The Crocodile
Philip Langridge (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
9.37 Bax Symphony No 3 London Philharmonic, conductor Bryden Thomson

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Piano: Jorge Bolet
Tenor: Philip Langridge
Piano: Graham Johnson
Conductor: Bryden Thomson

: Artist of the Week

Brigitte Fassbaender
During a successful career on the operatic stage, the recital and the concert platform became increasingly important for German mezzo Brigitte Fassbaender. Today, she talks to
Joan Bakewell about her dedication to lieder - for many, she is the singer of German song. She often ventures into unknown territory for female singers, performing songs written for men, and today's music features songs from Schubert's song cycles Winterreise, Schwanengesang and Die Schone Mullerin.

Contributors

Unknown: Brigitte Fassbaender
Unknown: Brigitte Fassbaender.
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Schone Mullerin.

: Sound Stories

Eccentrics
With Peggy Reynolds.
3: Hugo Wolf produced some of the most intense and expressive songs ever written. But this was achieved at the cost of mental stability.
Periods of intense creativity were followed by times of desolation and despair, exacerbated by the effects of syphilis acquired in the Viennese brothels.
Wagner Overture: Tannhauser Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Herbert von Karajan
Wolf In der Frithe (Morike Lieder)
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Gerald Moore (piano)
Wolf Italian Serenade Hagen Quartet Wolf Alles Endet, Was Enstehet
(Gedichte von Michelangelo) Andreas Schmidt (baritone), Cord Garben (piano)

Contributors

Unknown: Peggy Reynolds.
Unknown: Hugo Wolf
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Baritone: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Piano: Gerald Moore
Baritone: Andreas Schmidt

: Composer of the Week Constant Lambert

With Piers Burton-Page . 3: The Ballet Beckons
Pomona BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Barry Wordsworth Concerto for Piano and Nine
Instruments Ian Brown (piano), Nash Ensemble , conductor Lionel Friend Repeated next Wednesday 12 midnight

Contributors

Unknown: Piers Burton-Page
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Piano: Ian Brown
Piano: Nash Ensemble

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

From the Adrian Boult Hall ,
Birmingham Conservatoire.
Chris Wines introduces a concert to celebrate Howard Ferguson 's 90th birthday.
James Gilchrist (tenor), Clio Gould (violin), John Constable (piano)
Ferguson Irish Folk Songs, Op 17 Nos 2, 3 and 5 Beethoven Bagatelles: in B flat, WoO 60; in C minor, WoO 52
Ferguson Discovery
Schubert Waltz in G, D884;
Allegretto in C minor, D915
Ferguson Violin Sonata No 2, Op 10 ADMISSION free - no tickets required Doors open 12.30pm

Contributors

Unknown: Adrian Boult Hall
Unknown: Howard Ferguson
Tenor: James Gilchrist
Tenor: Clio Gould
Violin: John Constable

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Conductors Andrew Davis and Jiri
Belohlavek, Felicity Lott (soprano) Strauss Four Last Songs Mahler Symphony No 6

Contributors

Conductors: Andrew Davis
Soprano: Felicity Lott

: Choral Evensong

From the Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban.
Introit: 0 that I Once Past Changing Were (Berkeley)
Responses (Ayleward)
Psalm 35 (Hervey, Stonex, Turle) First Lesson: 1 Kings 20, wl-22 Office Hymn: 0 Thou Who Camest from Above (Hereford)
Canticles: SS Wesley in E
Second Lesson: Acts 14, v8-end
Anthem: Hail Gladdening Light (Wood)
Hymn: Lead Kindly Light (Alberta) Organ Voluntary: Sonata No 3 in A (Mendelssohn) (1st mvt)
Master of music Andrew Lucas.
Assistant master of music Andrew
Parnell.

Contributors

Music: Andrew Lucas.

: In Tune

Composer Jonathan Dove talks to Sean Rafferty about his new opera, Flight - set in an airport during the 1950s and premiered at
Glyndeboume this week. Music includes choral works by Parry and chamber music by Poulenc, and, at about 6.30, Vladimir Ashkenazy playing Ravel's Valses Nobles et Sentimentales.

Contributors

Talks: Jonathan Dove
Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Vladimir Ashkenazy

: Performance on 3

Chris de Souza introduces Simon Rattle
's last concert in his role as musical director of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
The concert was given last month in Symphony Hall, Birmingham. Hillevi Martinpelto (soprano), Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo), City of Birmingham Symphony
Chorus, Youth Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle
Thomas Ades Asyla
Mahler Symphony No 2 (Resurrection)
Tomorrow's Performance on 3. at 7.30pm. is a live concert conducted by Rattle's successor, Sakari Oramo

Contributors

Introduces: Chris de Souza
Unknown: Simon Rattle
Soprano: Hillevi Martinpelto
Soprano: Anne Sofie von Otter
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Conductor: Thomas Ades
Unknown: Sakari Oramo

: Postscript

Reading Abroad
Tibor Fischer introduces five of the world's leading writers who are, as yet, little known to British audiences. 3: Ludmilla Ulitskaya : Sonechka Bronnka , Daughter of Bokhara Ludmilla Ulitskaya - twice shortlisted for the Russian equivalent of the Booker Prize - is a leading light in the new generation of Russian feminist writers. Her latest novel is a tender exploration of womanhood and a celebration of the possible in the face of the impossible.

Contributors

Introduces: Tibor Fischer
Unknown: Ludmilla Ulitskaya
Unknown: Sonechka Bronnka
Unknown: Bokhara Ludmilla Ulitskaya

: Ensemble

Mozart wrote a quintet to show off the skills of a blind glass-harmonica virtuoso; Ravel composed a septet for harp, flute, clarinet and string quartet as harp manufacturers vied for supremacy. Penny Gore introduces a selection of works for unusual ensembles, including those works by Mozart and Ravel, Nielsen's Serenate Invano and excerpts from septets by Saint-Saens, Beethoven and Stravinsky.
Producer Nigel Wilkinson Repeated tomorrow 4pm

Contributors

Unknown: Serenate Invano
Producer: Nigel Wilkinson

: Night Waves

Does size matter when it comes to literary fiction? While American writers still strive to produce the epic novel, British fiction seems to be shrinking. Laura Cumming explores the culture of brevity and discusses new writing from Martin Amis , Jeff Noon and others. And she talks to painter Chris Ofili - recently shortlisted for the Turner Prize - whose eclectic use of popular imagery, abstraction, paint and varnished elephant dung makes him one of the most innovative young artists working in Britain today. Producer Anthony Denselow

Contributors

Unknown: Laura Cumming
Unknown: Martin Amis
Unknown: Jeff Noon
Unknown: Chris Ofili
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton with a topical look at the jazz world, including
Brian Priestley talking to George Wein.

Contributors

Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Brian Priestley
Unknown: George Wein.

: Composer of the Week: Mendelssohn

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 from last Wednesday

Contributors

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

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Beethoven Violin Sonatas
Salvatore Accardo ,
Michele Campanella (piano) Violin Sonatas: in A, Op 47 (Kreutzer); in G, Op 96
2.05 Respighi Pines of Rome West Australia Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jorge Mester
2.30 Handel Alcina (Ballet music) English Baroque Soloists, director John Eliot Gardiner
3.00 Schools
3.00 Time and Tune 3.20 Together
3.40 Dance Workshop 4.00 EAL Dance 4.20 Scottish Resources
10-12 4.40 Talking Points: Martin Luther King
5.05 Debussy Premiere Rapsodie Karl Krikku (clarinet),
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste
5.30 Frescobaldi Messa delta Madonna
(excerpts) Liuwe Tamminga (organ)
5.50 Rosario Bourdon Elegiac Poem Alain Aubut (cello), Metropolitan
Orchestra, conductor Gilles Auger

Contributors

Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Salvatore Accardo
Piano: Michele Campanella
Conductor: Jorge Mester
Director: John Eliot Gardiner
Clarinet: Karl Krikku
Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Unknown: Liuwe Tamminga
Cello: Alain Aubut
Conductor: Gilles Auger








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