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: On Air

Stephanie Hughes presents music and arts news, including a review of a rare double bill of Samuel Beckett 's
Play and The Ritual. Music includes
Poulenc's Flute Sonata performed by William Bennett and Clifford Benson at 6.30; Handel's Concerto Grosso in D, Op 3 No 6 played by the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, director lona Brown , at 7.08; Elgar's Cockaigne Overture with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor
Andrew Davis , after the arts news at
7.30; and Mozart's Nehmt Meinen Dank, Ihr Holden Gonner ! performed by soprano Barbara Hendricks and the English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Ion Marin , at 8.00.


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Unknown: Samuel Beckett
Unknown: William Bennett
Unknown: Clifford Benson
Director: Lona Brown
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Unknown: Nehmt Meinen
Unknown: Ihr Holden Gonner
Soprano: Barbara Hendricks
Conductor: Ion Marin

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Kuhlau Overture: The Magic Harp Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Michael Schonwandt
9.11 Liszt Three Liebestraume
Jorge Bolet (piano)
9.28 Wagner Good Friday Music (Parsifal) Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Christian Thielemann
9.41 Sibelius Violin Concerto
Anne-Sophie Mutter,
Dresden Staatskapelle, conductor Andre Previn
10.14 Musorgsky, orch
Rimsky-Korsakov A Night on the Bare Mountain
Berlin Philharmonic , conductor Claudio Abbado


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Michael Schonwandt
Piano: Jorge Bolet
Conductor: Christian Thielemann
Conductor: Andre Previn
Conductor: Berlin Philharmonic
Conductor: Claudio Abbado

: Artist of the Week

Brigitte Fassbaender
Mezzo Brigitte Fassbaender retired from the concert platform in 1995 in order to devote herself full time to stage directing, and has recently been appointed director of the Innsbruck Landestheater. She talks to Joan Bakewell about her experiences as a director and reveals which of her own recordings is her favourite.


Unknown: Brigitte Fassbaender
Unknown: Brigitte Fassbaender
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Sound Stories

5: One of music's great originals,
Percy Grainger seems to have been made eccentric by a mother who never allowed him to grow up. He was unfettered by convention of any kind - religious, moral, behavioural or social - and, even at the height of his fame, he dressed so shabbily that he was picked up several times by the police as a suspected vagrant. Uszt Hungarian Rhapsody No 2 in C sharp minor Tzimon Barto (piano) Grainger Brigg Fair
Polyphony, conductor Stephen Layton Delius Brigg Fair Halle Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley Grainger Lincolnshire Posy
Royal Northern College of Music Wind Ensemble, conductor Clark Rundell


Unknown: Percy Grainger
Piano: Tzimon Barto
Piano: Grainger Brigg
Conductor: Stephen Layton
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Conductor: Clark Rundell

: Composer of the Week: Constant Lambert

With Piers Burton-Page . 5: Wartime and After
Aubade Héroïque
English Northern Philharmonia, conductor David Lloyd-Jones
Trois Pieces Nègres pour les
Touches Blanches Peter Lawson and Alan Maclean (piano duet) Suite: Merchant Seamen
BBC Concert Orchestra/Wordsworth Suite: Anna Karenina
National Philharmonic, conductor Bernard Herrmann
Tirisias (excerpt) BBC Concert
Orchestra, conductor Barry Wordsworth Repeated next Friday 12 midnight


Unknown: Piers Burton-Page
Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones
Unknown: Peter Lawson
Piano: Alan MacLean
Conductor: Bernard Herrmann
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Rodney Slatford introduces a recital of chamber music.
York Piano Trio Ireland Phantasie in A minor
Beethoven Piano Trio in B flat, Op 97 (Archduke) Repeat


Introduces: Rodney Slatford

: The BBC Archive

Two Strings to a Bow
Schumann and Faure. In the second of eight programmes,
Gordon Stewart looks at a pair of composers who, for all their distinctive national qualities, were alike in many ways. The programme includes two great pieces of chamber music with piano: Faure's Piano Quartet No 1 in C minor performed by the Pro Arte Quartet, and Schumann's Piano Quintet in E flat with Tamas Vasary and the Guarneri Quartet. Ann Murray sings songs by Schumann, Margaret Field performs songs by Faure, and Vlado Perlemuter plays Faure's Theme and Variations.


Unknown: Gordon Stewart
Unknown: Tamas Vasary
Unknown: Ann Murray
Unknown: Margaret Field
Unknown: Vlado Perlemuter

: Music Restored

Marco Uccellini Sonata, Op 3 No 2 (La Luciminia Contanta); Sonata Quinta (La Laura Rilucente)
Leclair Sonata in G, Op 9 No 7 attrib Bach Sonata in C minor, BWV1024
Repeated from yesterday 10pm


Unknown: Marco Uccellini

: Music Machine

1998 Montreux Jazz Festival
Funk featured loudly at this year's Montreux Jazz Festival.
Bootsy Collins and Billy Cobham explain the style, the attitude and the beat.


Unknown: Bootsy Collins
Unknown: Billy Cobham

: In Tune

On the eve of the 100th anniversary of the birth of George Gershwin , Sean Rafferty assesses the composer's influence on 20th-century music. Music includes
Gershwin's An American in Paris at
5.40 and Dvorak's Symphonic Variations leading up to 7.00.


Unknown: George Gershwin
Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

A Wedding Mass. In 1554, Philip II of Spain married Mary Tudor in Winchester Cathedral - a historic occasion marking the union of the kingdoms of Spain and England. The Orchestra of the Renaissance, directed by Richard Cheetham , recreates the music that might have been heard during the wedding mass, with John Taverner 's monumental Missa Gloria
Tibi Trinitas interwoven with chant sung by Josep Cabre and instrumental music by Cabezon, Morales and Tallls.


Unknown: Wedding Mass.
Unknown: Mary Tudor
Directed By: Richard Cheetham
Unknown: John Taverner
Unknown: Missa Gloria
Unknown: Tibi Trinitas
Sung By: Josep Cabre

: Postscript

Reading Abroad
With Tibor Fischer.
5: Nicholas Papandreou : Parthena
Earns Her Name. Nicholas Papandreou is emerging as one of Greece's leading short-story writers. His work draws on the harsh and humorous realities of Greek village life - realities which are decorated with superstition, gossip and intrigue.


Unknown: Tibor Fischer.
Unknown: Nicholas Papandreou
Unknown: Nicholas Papandreou

: Piers Lane

The pianist plays a virtuoso work by a pupil of Liszt.
Tausig Three Waltz Caprices Repeat

: Hear and Now

Verity Sharp introduces a concert given earlier this evening in St Paul 's Church, Knightsbridge, London. Mieko Kanno (violin),
BBC Singers, Lontano, conductor Odaline de la Martinez
Femeyhough Flurries (first European performance)
Tavener Coplas
Femeyhough Terrain; Missa Brevis Producer David Stevens


Introduces: Verity Sharp
Unknown: St Paul
Violin: Mieko Kanno
Unknown: Tavener Coplas
Producer: David Stevens

: Swinging with Uncle Joe

Russell Davies presents a four-part history of jazz under Communism. 4: Finding a Voice. In the 1970s, Russian jazz found its own voice. Repeated from Saturday 6pm


Unknown: Russell Davies

: Composer of the Week: Mendelssohn

A Midsummer Night's Dream
(Scherzo; Nocturne) Bavarian RSO , conductor Rafael Kubelik
Songs without Words: in C, Op 102 No 3; in A, Op 102 No 5; in F sharp minor, Op 67 No 2; in C, Op 67 No 4 Daniel Barenboim (piano)
Wenn Sich Zwei Herzen Scheiden, Op 99 No 5; Auf der Wanderschaft, Op 71 No 5; Nachtlied, Op 71 No 6 Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Wolfgang Sawallisch (piano)
String Quartet in F minor, Op 80 Melos Quartet
Repeated from last Friday


Conductor: Bavarian Rso
Conductor: Rafael Kubelik
Piano: Daniel Barenboim
Piano: Wolfgang Sawallisch

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Soile Isokoski (soprano),
Karl-Magnus Fredriksson (bass), Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, conductor Jesus Lopez-Cobos
Dvorak Serenade in D minor, Op 44 Shostakovich Symphony No 14
2.10 Haydn Arietta and 12 Variations Andreas Staier (fortepiano)
2.30 Beethoven Trio in B flat, Op 97 (Archduke) Charmian Gadd (violin), Michael Goldschlager (cello), Kathryn Selby (piano)
3.10 Mozart Piano Concerto No 9 in E flat, K271 Ferenc Rados ,
Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, conductor Janos Rolla
3.40 Brahms Chorale Preludes, Op 122 Olli Porthan (organ)
4.10 Groneman Flute Sonata in D
Jed Wentz (flute), Balazs Mate
(cello), Marcelo Bussi (harpsichord)
4.25 Bach Orchestral Suite No 3 in D, BWV1068 La Petite Bande, director Sigiswald Kuijken
5.05 Hellendaal Sonata Prima, Op 5 Jaap ter Linden (cello),
Ton Koopman (harpsichord), Ageet Zweistra (continuo)
5.25 Buxtehude Te Deum Laudamus
Mireille Lagace (organ)
5.40 Ravel Suite No 2 (Daphnis and Chloe) Sydney Symphony Orchestra, conductor Willem van Otterloo


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Bass: Karl-Magnus Fredriksson
Unknown: Dvorak Serenade
Unknown: Andreas Staier
Violin: Charmian Gadd
Cello: Michael Goldschlager
Piano: Kathryn Selby
Unknown: Ferenc Rados
Unknown: Franz Liszt
Conductor: Janos Rolla
Unknown: Olli Porthan
Flute: Jed Wentz
Cello: Marcelo Bussi
Harpsichord: Ageet Zweistra
Unknown: Deum Laudamus
Unknown: Mireille Lagace

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