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: On Air

Stephanie Hughes with music and arts news, including a review of the new film Elizabeth. Music includes
6.00 Puccini's Crisantemi performed by the Berlin Radio Symphony
Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Chailly ; 7.15 Bach's Partita No 3 in E, BWV1006, played by Paul Galbraith ; and at 8.00 the waltz from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake with the New York Philharmonic conducted by Kurt Masur.

Contributors

Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Conducted By: Riccardo Chailly
Played By: Paul Galbraith
Conducted By: Kurt Masur.

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Bach Concerto in F minor, BWV1056
Edwin Fischer Chamber Orchestra, director Edwin Fischer (piano)
9.11 Chopin Cello Sonata in G minor Jacqueline du Pre, Daniel Barenboim (piano)
9.40 Ives Romanzo di Central Park; The Circus Band
Samuel Ramey (bass), Warren Jones (piano)
9.46 Bach Concerto in F, BWV1057
Amsterdam Chamber Orchestra, director Ton Koopman (harpsichord)
10.03 Gorecki Totus Tuus
Prague Philharmonic Choir, conductor John Nelson
10.15 Hoist Indra
London Philharmonic, conductor David Atherton

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Edwin Fischer
Piano: Edwin Fischer
Piano: Daniel Barenboim
Piano: Ives Romanzo
Bass: Samuel Ramey
Piano: Warren Jones
Harpsichord: Ton Koopman
Harpsichord: Gorecki Totus
Conductor: John Nelson
Conductor: David Atherton

: Artist of the Week

Mttsuko Uchida
"Liszt is a real problem to me ..." For more than 25 years, pianist
Mitsuko Uchida has concentrated on the music of just a few composers - Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven and the Second Viennese School - and has avoided music of the standard 19th-century repertoire. She reveals to
Joan Bakewell why she just will not play some of the most popular works ever written for piano - works by Liszt, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov.

Contributors

Unknown: Mttsuko Uchida
Pianist: Mitsuko Uchida
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Sound Stories

Visitors to Britain
With Richard Baker.
4: Chopin. Many musicians who visited Britain from abroad have done very well, but Chopin was one who hated this country. Already terminally ill when he arrived, he found little understanding of his art among his patrons. Prince Albert, however, was a great supporter, who would stand by the piano and watch as Chopin played. Music includes:
Chopin Nocturne in E flat, Op 55 No 2 Richard Goode (piano)
Piano Concerto No 2 in F minor
(3rd mvt) Maria Joao Pires , Royal
Philharmonic, conductor Andre Previn Ballade No 2 in F, Op 38 Artur Rubinstein (piano)
Etudes, Op 10 Nos 3 and 4 Frederic Chiu (piano)
SOUNDING THE CENTURY

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Baker.
Piano: Richard Goode
Unknown: Maria Joao Pires
Conductor: Andre Previn
Piano: Artur Rubinstein
Piano: Frederic Chiu

: Composer of the Week: Gershwin

Gershwin pursued his serious symphonic goals in two richly scored pieces first performed in 1932: the Second Rhapsody for piano and orchestra, and the Cuban Overture, inspired by a vacation in Havana and making use of Latin American percussion. The following year brought two further musicals -
Pardon My English and Let 'Em Eat Cake - but these failed to match his earlier successes. Rodney Greenberg also includes Gershwin playing his Three Preludes, and modern interpretations of his music by arranger Dave Grusin and by Ella Fitzgerald , who made landmark recordings of over 50 Gershwin songs. Repeated next Thursday 12 midnight See also 7.30pm

Contributors

Unknown: Rodney Greenberg
Unknown: Dave Grusin
Unknown: Ella Fitzgerald

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Voices at the Wigmore Hall Susan Chilcott (soprano), lain Burnside (piano)
Britten On This Island
Prokofiev Five Poems of Anna
Akhmatova
Strauss Standchen ; Mit Deinen
Blauen Augen; Ruhe Meine Seele ; Cacilie
Coward Mad about the Boy; That's the End of the News; Talent to Amuse Repeat

Contributors

Unknown: Strauss Standchen
Unknown: Ruhe Meine Seele

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Andrew Davis , Sungsic Yang (violin)
Wagner Prelude: Die Meistersinger von
Nurnberg Delius The Walk to the Paradise
Garden (A Village Romeo and Juliet) Sibelius Violin Concerto
Elgar, reconstr Payne Symphony No 3 in C minor

Contributors

Conductor: Andrew Davis
Violin: Sungsic Yang
Unknown: Nurnberg Delius

: Ensemble

Revised repeat from yesterday 10pm

: Music Machine

Music and Shakespeare
Composers from Bellini and Verdi to Britten and Bernstein have been inspired by Shakespearean drama.
Verity Sharp talks to Alan Blyth about how the Bard's work has been adapted to form the libretti of music dramas and operas.

Contributors

Talks: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Alan Blyth

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty 's guest is prima ballerina Darcey Bussell , subject of a BBC TV Omnibus documentary. Music includes Mahler and Musorgsky and at about 5.30 Handel's Concerto Grosso in D minor, Op 6 No 10, performed by Collegium Musicum 90, director Simon Standage.
SOUNDING THE CENTURY

Contributors

Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Darcey Bussell
Unknown: Collegium Musicum
Director: Simon Standage.

: Performance on 3

Gershwin 100
A concert celebrating George Gershwin 's music, given last Saturday in Symphony Hall, Birmingham, on the 100th anniversary of his birth by singer Kim Criswell and pianist Wayne Marshall , who also conducts the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. The music includes some of Gershwin's greatest hits - Summertime,
Rhapsody in Blue, I Got Rhythm and Strike Up the Band - as well as the first performances of arrangements of Gershwin numbers commissioned by the BBC from three leading British composers: Michael Finnissy ,
Jonathan Lloyd and John Woolrich.
* Brian Kay 's Pick of the Week: p55

Contributors

Unknown: George Gershwin
Singer: Kim Criswell
Pianist: Wayne Marshall
Unknown: Michael Finnissy
Unknown: Jonathan Lloyd
Unknown: John Woolrich.
Unknown: Brian Kay

: Postscript

Rereading Auden
A personal reinterpretation of WH Auden's poetry. For details see Monday

: Music Restored

York Early Music Festival 1998
Lucie Skeaping introduces a recital given in July in Holy Trinity Church, Micklegate, by London Baroque. Purcell Pavan in G minor, Z752; Chacony in G minor, Z730
Schmeizer Sonata a 3 (Lamento)
Froberger Lamentation on the Death of Ferdinand III
Schmelzer
Lamentation on the Death of Ferdinand III
Vivaldi Sonata in B minor, RV169 (Al Santo Sepolchro);
Sonata in E flat, RV130 (Al Santo Sepolchro)
Producer Mark Rowlinson Repeated tomorrow 4pm

Contributors

Unknown: Purcell Pavan
Producer: Mark Rowlinson

: Night Waves

Paul Allen discusses Handwriting, a new collection of poems from
Michael Ondaatje , internationally-acclaimed author of The English Patient. He also reports on a theatrical exploration of magic and storytelling as Tim Supple 's stage adaptation of Salman Rushdie 's
Haroun and the Sea of Stories opens at the National.
Producer Matthew Dodd

Contributors

Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Michael Ondaatje
Unknown: Tim Supple
Unknown: Salman Rushdie
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton presents a visit to this year's Bude Jazz Festival with Dave Gelly.

Contributors

Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Dave Gelly.

: Composer of the Week: Constant Lambert

4: The Thirties
Elegiac Blues; Adieu! Farewell Earth's Bliss (Summer's Last Will and Testament); Suite: Horoscope; Elegy Repeated from last Thursday

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
National SO of Ireland/Pedro Ignacio Joaquin Achucarro (piano)
Liszt Piano Concerto No 1 in E flat
Tchaikovsky Symphony No 6 in B minor (Pathetique)
2.10 Bach Cello Suite No 1 in G, BWV1007 Harro Ruysenaars
2.25 Barber Adagio for Strings
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jorge Mester
2.40 Milton Barnes Divertimento
Erica Goodman (harp),
Members of the Amadeus Ensemble
3.00-5.00 Schools
3.00 Alphabet Time 3.10 Music Workshop 3.30 Let's Move 3.50 Words Alive! 4.05 First Steps in Drama 4.20 Listen and Write 4.40
Higher Still Modern Studies
5.00 Szymanowski Polish Dances Jerzy Godziszewski (piano)
5.05 Musorgsky A Night on the Bare Mountain
Spanish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Yuri Ahronovitch
5.20 Uszt Hymne de I'Enfant a Son Réveil
Eva Andor (soprano),Hedi Lubik (harp), Gabor Lehotka (organ), Gyor Girls' Choir/Milos Szabo
5.40 Mozart Three Marches
Symphony Nova Scotia, conductor Georg Tintner

Contributors

Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Piano: Ignacio Joaquin Achucarro
Unknown: Harro Ruysenaars
Conductor: Jorge Mester
Conductor: Milton Barnes Divertimento
Harp: Erica Goodman
Piano: Jerzy Godziszewski
Conductor: Yuri Ahronovitch
Conductor: Uszt Hymne
Soprano: Hedi Lubik
Harp: Gabor Lehotka








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