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: On Air

Stephanie Hughes with arts news and music, including at 6.10 Bach's motet Singet dem Herrn ein Neues Lied sung by the Stockholm Bach Choir directed by Nikolaus Harnoncourt ; after the 7.00 news,
Sibelius's Andante Festivo played by the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra under Neeme Jarvi; and at 8.50
Mendelssohn's Trumpet Overture performed by the LSO conducted by Claudio Abbado.


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Directed By: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Conducted By: Claudio Abbado.

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday , featuring Bach harpsichord concertos and vintage performances by cellist Jacqueline du Pre.
Uszt Mephisto Waltz No 1 Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Herbert von Karajan
9.12 Bach Concerto in D minor, BWV1052
Edwin Fischer Chamber Orchestra, director Edwin Fischer (piano)
9.35 Beethoven Cello Sonata in D,
Op 102 No 2
Jacqueline du Pre, Daniel Barenboim (piano)
9.58 Ives In the Alley; Slow March Samuel Ramey (bass), Warren Jones (piano)
10.03 Copland Suite: The Tender Land Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, conductor James Sedares
Producer Tony Cheevers Discs


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Unknown: Edwin Fischer
Piano: Edwin Fischer
Piano: Daniel Barenboim
Bass: Samuel Ramey
Piano: Warren Jones
Conductor: James Sedares
Producer: Tony Cheevers

: Artist of the Week

Mltsuko Uchida
Pianist Mitsuko Uchida is a renowned interpreter of Mozart and Schubert. Born in Japan, she moved to Vienna at the age of 12, and her musical education began in earnest. She talks to Joan Bakewell about the strange combination of cultures which shaped her early years. Including:
Debussy Etudes
Schumann Carnaval (excerpt)
Mozart Rondo in A minor, K511 Producer Kerry Chapman


Pianist: Mltsuko Uchida
Pianist: Mitsuko Uchida
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Mozart Rondo
Producer: Kerry Chapman

: Sound Stories

Visitors to Britain
With Richard Baker.
1: Haydn. Several of the works Haydn wrote during his visits to London in the 1790s were dedicated to women he met in the city. Music filled theatres, coffee houses and the new concert halls that were opening up everywhere: for these, Haydn wrote his great London symphonies. Including:
Haydn Symphony No 92 in G (Oxford) (1st mvt)
Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Leonard Bernstein
Handel Coronation Anthem No 1:
Zadok the Priest
Westminster Abbey Choir,
English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Martin Neary
Haydn String Quartet in G minor, Op 74 No 3 (Rider) (2nd mvt) Endellion Quartet
Haydn Sonata in E flat, H XVI 52 Yevgeni Kissin (piano) Producer Tony Sellors


Unknown: Richard Baker.
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Conductor: Martin Neary
Piano: Yevgeni Kissin

: Composer of the Week: George Gershwin (1898-1937)

"Music must reflect the thoughts and aspirations of the people and the time. My people are American. My time is today."
In this first programme celebrating the centenary of Gershwin's birth, Rodney Greenberg traces the start of the meteoric career of this born melodist who changed the course of American music through his determination to succeed on Broadway and in the concert hall. Included are Gershwin on piano rolls; Al Jolson 's runaway success Swanee; excerpts from Blue Monday, a mini-opera which anticipated Porgy and Bess; and an ingenious recording of Rhapsody in Blue which grafts Gershwin's piano roll on to a jazz band conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas.
Producer Derek Drescher
Repeated next Monday 12 midnight


Unknown: Rodney Greenberg
Unknown: Al Jolson
Conducted By: Michael Tilson Thomas.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Introduced by Nicola Heywood Thomas. Medici Quartet
Saint-Saens String Quartet No 1 in E minor, Op 112
Sebastian Forbes String Quartet No 4 Repeat


Introduced By: Nicola Heywood Thomas.
Unknown: Sebastian Forbes

: The BBC Orchestras BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Conductors Mark Wigglesworth and Tadaaki Otaka , Julian Rachlin (violin) Webern Passacaglia, Op 1 Elgar Enigma Variations
Brahms Violin Concerto in D
Beethoven Symphony No 5 in C minor


Conductors: Mark Wigglesworth
Conductors: Tadaaki Otaka
Violin: Julian Rachlin

: Opera in Action

Ruth Mackenzie , general director of the Scottish Opera, introduces a selection of operatic highlights. Producer Gautam Rangarajan


Unknown: Ruth MacKenzie
Producer: Gautam Rangarajan

: Music Machine Music and Shakespeare

Director Baz Luhrmann 's 1997 film
Romeo and Juliet is set in Verona Beach. As well as original music by Craig Armstrong and Marius De Vries , the soundtrack features contemporary pop music by groups such as the Cardigans. Verity Sharp investigates the thinking behind the use of music in this production. Producer Christina Pritchard
WEB ADDRESS: www.bbc.co.uk/music_machine/


Director: Baz Luhrmann
Music By: Craig Armstrong
Music By: Marius De Vries
Unknown: Verity Sharp
Producer: Christina Pritchard

: In Tune

With Sean Rafferty.
As the Royal Opera embarks on its double Ring cycle at the Royal Albert Hall and Symphony Hall,
Birmingham, Sean Rafferty talks to the Wagnerian soprano Hildegard Behrens , who sings Brunnhilde.
Music includes Kodaly's Dances of Galanta before the 6.00 news and Bizet's Overture in A before 7.00.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty.
Unknown: Albert Hall
Talks: Sean Rafferty
Soprano: Hildegard Behrens

: Performance on 3

"Looking at Mont Blanc, I understood the difference between the small splendour of snow and the great splendour of the sun - and that's also where I could imagine how awesome was the scene of Christ's transfiguration."
French composer Olivier Messiaen expressed his vision in La
Transfiguration de Notre Seigneur
Jesus-Christ, performed here by the London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Kent Nagano, with a 100-strong choir and seven soloists including Messiaen's widow Yvonne Loriod (piano). Introduced by Donald Macleod.


Unknown: Olivier Messiaen
Piano: Yvonne Loriod
Introduced By: Donald MacLeod.

: Postscript

Rereading Auden
Twenty-five years after his death, WH Auden is regarded by many as the greatest English poet of the century. In the light of new research, five poets and critics make selections from Auden's poetry and offer a personal reinterpretation of his work. Producer Kate Whitehead


Unknown: Wh Auden
Producer: Kate Whitehead

: L'lsle Joyeuse

Debussy's tribute to the island of Jersey, played by pianist Paul Crossley.


Pianist: Paul Crossley.

: Voices

Mr Sandman , lain Burnside delves into the unconscious world of dreams, hallucinations and nightmares with songs covering a wide range of styles. Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Mr Sandman

: Mixing It

Singer and performance artist Diamanda Galas talks to Mark Russell
and Robert Sandall about three songs she never tires of listening to.
Producer Ekene Akalawu


Talks: Diamanda Galas
Unknown: Mark Russell
Unknown: Robert Sandall
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton presents the first of three programmes featuring
Elaine Delmar with trumpeter Bruce Adams and the Brian Dee Trio. Producer Terry Carter
E-MAIL: jazz.notes@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Elaine Delmar
Unknown: Bruce Adams
Unknown: Brian Dee Trio.
Producer: Terry Carter

: Composer of the Week: Constant Lambert

Piers Burton-Page explores the music of one of the century's most prodigiously gifted composers, focusing particularly on his works for the ballet.
1: The Brilliant Student
Prize Fight
Overture for Two Pianos
Piano Concerto (1924)
Mr Bear Squash-You-AII-Flat Repeated from last Monday


Unknown: Piers Burton-Page

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Benjamin Schmid (violin),
Gerard Wyss (piano) Mozart Violin Sonata in C, K6; Violin Sonata in C,
K296 Debussy Violin Sonata Prokofiev Violin Sonata No 2, Op 94a 2.10 Franck Symphony in D minor Quebec Conservatoire Orchestra, conductor Raffi Armenian
3.00-5.00 Schools
3.00 Music Box 3.15 Something to Think About 3.30 The Song Tree
3.45 Stories and Rhymes 4.00
Primary Geography 4.15 Music for Dance 4.30 Hopscotch 4.45 Scottish Resources 7-9
5.05 Kodaly Suite: Hary Janos Hungarian Radio Orchestra, conductor Tamas Vasary
5.45 Chopin Nocturne in B minor, Op 9 No 1 Katrine Gislinge (piano)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Violin: Benjamin Schmid
Piano: Gerard Wyss
Unknown: Franck Symphony
Conductor: Tamas Vasary

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