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: On Air

Stephanie Hughes with music and arts news. Including 6.40 Janacek's setting of the Lord's Prayer, Octenas, performed by the Choir of King's College, Cambridge, conductor Stephen Cleobury ; 7.20 Hoist's Brook Green Suite played by the English Chamber Orchestra conducted by Imogen Hoist ; and 8.00 Dvorak's Mazurek with violin soloist Vaclav Hudecek.


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Conducted By: Imogen Hoist
Soloist: Vaclav Hudecek.

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Bach Concerto in G minor, BWV1058
Christophe Rousset (harpsichord), Academy of Ancient Music, conductor Christopher Hogwood
9.13 Mozart Divertimento in E flat, K196e
Wind Soloists of the Chamber
Orchestra of Europe
9.35 Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor Jacqueline du Pre,
Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Daniel Barenboim
10.07 Walton Gloria
Barbara Robotham (mezzo),
Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor),
Brian Rayner Cook (baritone), City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Louis Fremaux


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Harpsichord: Christophe Rousset
Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
Conductor: Walton Gloria
Conductor: Barbara Robotham
Tenor: Anthony Rolfe Johnson
Baritone: Brian Rayner Cook
Conductor: Louis Fremaux

: Artist of the Week

Mltsuko Uchlda
In the last of this week's programmes, the pianist talks to
Joan Bakewell about her attitude to performing and looks back on her 25-year career. Including excerpts from:
Schubert Piano Sonata in B flat, D960
Mozart Piano Concerto No 21 in C,


Unknown: Mltsuko Uchlda
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Sound Stories

Visitors to Britain
With Richard Baker.
5: Bartok. The great Hungarian composer came to Britain no less than 20 times, starting with an appearance with the Halle in 1904. He was admired as a pianist, but his compositions took longer to become established. Bartok had his supporters at the BBC, who continued to programme his music despite listeners' protests, and Henry Wood introduced Bartok's work to the Proms in 1925. Bartok Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta (4th mvt) Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Seiji Ozawa
Bach Sonata in E, BWV1016
(3rd and 4th mvts)
Ruth Waterman (violin), Morey Ritt (piano)
Bartok Suite , Op 14
Murray Perahia (piano)
Bartok Cantata Profana (1st mvt) Soloists, Chicago Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Pierre Boulez


Unknown: Richard Baker.
Unknown: Henry Wood
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Conductor: Bach Sonata
Violin: Ruth Waterman
Piano: Morey Ritt
Piano: Bartok Suite
Conductor: Pierre Boulez

: Composer of the Week: Gershwin

"Do you think that now I am capable of grand opera? Because, you know, all I've got is a lot of talent and plenty of chutzpah."
Gershwin made this remark to Jerome Kern, the songwriter who had been his boyhood idol.
Rodney Greenberg features music from the true successor to Kern's Show Boat
- the folk opera Porgy and Bess.
Gershwin called it his labour of love, but he did not live to see it gain acceptance in opera houses worldwide. The programme also includes his last concert piece - the Variations on "I Got Rhythm".
Gershwin died in Hollywood at the age of only 38. Excerpts from his film scores show that his mastery of the popular song remained undimmed. As his brother Ira remarked, "He went back to his first love and did that better than ever before."
Repeated next Friday 12 midnight See also 11.30pm


Unknown: Jerome Kern
Unknown: Rodney Greenberg

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Kirsteen McCue presents a recital by the young pianist
Steven Osborne given in the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.
Debussy Preludes (Book 1)
Beethoven Sonata in C sharp minor, Op 27 No 2 (Moonlight)


Unknown: Kirsteen McCue
Pianist: Steven Osborne

: The BBC Archive

Two Strings to a Bow Purcell and Schubert
In the third of eight programmes, Gordon Stewart explores two composers from different centuries and finds remarkable similarities between them. Music for social occasions, chamber music and songs were part of their everyday life as composers and all feature in this programme, which includes Schubert sung by Alfreda Hodgson and Jill Gomez , and Purcell sung by Owen Brannigan ; Norbert Brainin and Lili Kraus give a vintage performance of Schubert's Sonatina in D, D384; the Philomusica of London, director
Thurston Dart , feature in a BBC recording made for Purcell's tercentenary in 1959, playing music written for King Charles Il's 24 violins; and the Gabrieli Quartet perform the B-flat quartet which Schubert wrote when he was 16.
Producer Christine Harwick


Unknown: Gordon Stewart
Sung By: Alfreda Hodgson
Sung By: Jill Gomez
Sung By: Owen Brannigan
Sung By: Norbert Brainin
Sung By: Lili Kraus
Director: Thurston Dart
Producer: Christine Harwick

: Music Restored

York Early Music Festival 1998 Repeated from yesterday 10pm

: Music Machine

Music and Shakespeare Verity Sharp visits the Royal
Shakespeare Company to find out how a composer goes about writing incidental music for a stage production of a Shakespeare play.


Unknown: Shakespeare Verity Sharp

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty listens to music from the film Elizabeth, which opens today with Cate Blanchett in the role of the remarkable Tudor monarch, and from ENO's production of Donizetti's Mary Stuart. He also finds out what kind of music the real Elizabeth and Mary would have known. Other music includes works by Britten and Bach and at about 6.45
Vaughan Williams 's Five Variants of "Dives and Lazarus" played by the English String Orchestra, conductor William Boughton.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Cate Blanchett
Unknown: Mary Stuart.
Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Conductor: William Boughton.

: Performance on 3

Spirit Garden
From the Royal Festival Hall, London. The opening concert of the Spirit Garden festival which celebrates Takemitsu's music alongside Ravel's.
Katarina Dalayman (soprano), BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, conductor Andrew Davis
Takemitsu Star Isle
Ravel Sheherazade
Takemitsu A Flock Descends into the Pentagonal Garden
8.10 An exploration of the musical world of Toru Takemitsu and the ways in which his work fuses the influence of East and West.
8.30 Ravel Daphnis and Chloe


Soprano: Katarina Dalayman
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Unknown: Toru Takemitsu
Unknown: Ravel Daphnis

: Postscript

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

: Hear and Now

Verity Sharp talks to Adrian Thomas about the changing face of the Warsaw Autumn Festival and introduces some of the works played there, including Liquid Marble by Anders Hillborg , Theton by Christopher Rouse , and Helmut Lachenmann 's Tableau for
Orchestra. Plus highlights from the International Rostrum of Electroacoustic Music held earlier this summer in Vienna. Producer David Stevens


Talks: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Adrian Thomas
Unknown: Anders Hillborg
Unknown: Christopher Rouse
Unknown: Helmut Lachenmann
Producer: David Stevens

: S'Wonderful, S'Marvellous

In this four-part series, Geoffrey Smith examines the special character of Gershwin's compositions and investigates their appeal to jazz players and singers, surveying some first-rate performances in the process. Repeated from Saturday 6pm


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith

: Composer of the Week: Constant Lambert

5: Wartime and After
Aubade Héroïque
Trois Pieces Nègres pour les Touches Blanches
Suite: Merchant Seamen
Suite: Anna Karenina
Tirisias (excerpt)
Repeated from last Friday


Unknown: Anna Karenina

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
Monteverdi II Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria, Concerto Vocale/Rene Jacobs
4.00 Debussy Estampes Roger Woodward (piano)
4.15 Brahms Symphony No 3 in F RTV Slovenia SO, conductor Samo Hubad
5.05 Haydn Piano Trio in A, H XV 18 Ensemble of the Classic Era
5.30 Dohnanyi Passacaglia Lorant Kovacs (flute)
5.45 Corelli Sonata da Chiesa in E minor, Op 1 No 2 London Baroque


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Debussy Estampes
Piano: Roger Woodward
Conductor: Samo Hubad
Ulisse: Christoph Pregardien (tenor)
Penelope: Bernarda Fink (mezzo)
Neptune: Michael Schopper (bass)
Minerva: Lorraine Hunt (soprano)
Eumet: Martyn Hill (tenor)
Telemaco: Christina Hogman(soprano)
Ericlea: Jocelyne Taillon (soprano)

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