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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with arts news and music, including at 6.15 Mozart's Bassoon Concerto in B flat, K191, played by Danny Bond and the Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood ; at 7.05
Johann Strauss 's polka Thunder and Lightning performed by the Vienna Philharmonic, conductor
Willi Boskovsky ; and at 8.04 Ravel's arrangement of Debussy's Fetes performed by the Labeque sisters.


Played By: Danny Bond
Director: Christopher Hogwood
Unknown: Johann Strauss
Conductor: Willi Boskovsky

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Beethoven Overture: Zur Namensfeier
Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Claudio Abbado
9.07 Vivaldi Recorder Concerto in C minor, RV441 Peter Holtslag , Parley of Instruments, director Peter Holman
9.20 Sllvlus Weiss Tombeau sur la
Mort de Mur le Compte d' Logy Eugen Dombois (lute)
9.29 Beethoven Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage
Berlin Radio Choir and Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Chailly
9.38 Brahms Piano Concerto No 1 in D minor Stephen Kovacevich , London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Colin Davis


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Unknown: Peter Holtslag
Director: Peter Holman
Director: Sllvlus Weiss Tombeau
Unknown: Eugen Dombois
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Unknown: Stephen Kovacevich
Conductor: Colin Davis

: Artist of the Week

Sylvia McNair
American soprano Sylvia McNair spent a large part of her early career in Europe, where she established a reputation for excelling in the music of the 17th and 18th centuries, working with early music specialists like
Nikolaus Hamoncourt , Christopher Hogwood and John Eliot Gardiner.
She talks to Joan Bakewell about her love for early music, including works by Handel, Vivaldi and Purcell.


Unknown: Sylvia McNair
Soprano: Sylvia McNair
Unknown: Nikolaus Hamoncourt
Unknown: Christopher Hogwood
Unknown: John Eliot Gardiner.
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Sound Stories

Five Fictional Heroes
With Donald Macleod.
2: Don Juan. The figure of the well born, randy young man who tramples over the conventions of society in pursuit of his own pleasures is an ancient one, but it was a 16th-century Spanish monk who embodied these attributes in the central character of his play about Don Juan , the philanderer of Seville. His intriguing version of the libidinous character in a setting where family honour and female virginity were held almost as precious as religious beliefs appealed to composers for more than 300 years. Including excerpts from:
Mozart Don Giovanni
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, conductor Colin Davis
Gluck Don Juan
Tafelmusik, conductor Bruno Weil Strauss Don Juan
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, conductor Herbert Blomstedt


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Don Juan.
Unknown: Don Juan
Conductor: Colin Davis
Conductor: Gluck Don Juan
Conductor: Bruno Weil
Conductor: Strauss Don Juan
Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt

: Composer of the Week: Haydn

I'm O'er Too Young to Many Yet Janet Baker (mezzo),
Yehudi Menuhin (violin),
George Malcolm (harpsichord)
Autumn (The Seasons)
Barbara Bonney (soprano), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor),
Andreas Schmidt (bass), Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
Piano Trio in G, H XV 52
Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio Repeated next Tuesday 12 midnight


Unknown: Janet Baker
Violin: Yehudi Menuhin
Harpsichord: George Malcolm
Soprano: Barbara Bonney
Soprano: Anthony Rolfe Johnson
Tenor: Andreas Schmidt
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Double Take
Another chance to hear the concert series given last year at St George's, Brandon Hill , Bristol, in which Chris de Souza introduces familiar works in less-familiar guises, with transcriptions, arrangements and alternative versions of original compositions.
Coull Quartet, Allan Schiller (piano)
Mozart Adagio and Fugue in C minor, K546; Piano Sonata in B flat, K570;
Piano Concerto in A, K414


Unknown: Brandon Hill
Introduces: Chris de Souza
Piano: Allan Schiller
Piano: Mozart Adagio

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier, Olivier Charlier (violin)
Lalo Overture: Le Roi d'Ys
Bruch Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor
Stravinsky Suite: The Firebird (1919 version)
Rachmaninov Symphony No 2 in E minor


Violin: Olivier Charlier

: Voices

Presented by lain Burnside. Bernarda Fink (mezzo), Roger Vignoles (piano)
Schubert Gretchen am Spinnrade; Dass Sie Hier Gewesen: Lachen und Weinen;
Du Bist die Ruh; DerJunge Nonne Schumann Frauenliebe und -Leben
Repeated from yesterday 10pm


Unknown: Bernarda Fink
Piano: Roger Vignoles
Piano: Schubert Gretchen

: Music Machine

A Question of Gender
Lots of songs are written from either a male or a female point of view and are usually performed by a singer of the relevant sex - but should this always be the case? Tommy Pearson and Verity Sharp investigate.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Verity Sharp

: In Tune

Violinist Maxim Vengerov is
Sean Rafferty 's guest tonight as he prepares to perform at the Barbican as part of the Shostakovich festival. Music includes Elly Ameling singing lieder by Schubert, and, at about 5.30, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra performing Dvorak's Serenade in E.


Violinist: Maxim Vengerov
Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Elly Ameling

: Performance on 3

Scriabin Plus
Mysticism and the Future
John Toal introduces a piano recital by Rolf Hind , the fourth of six from Belfast exploring the audacious talent of Scriabin and music by composers he has influenced. Tonight's programme includes two pieces of quintessential late Scriabin - his extraordinary last two piano sonatas. Scriabin Piano Sonata No 9
Ades Darknesse Visible
Debussy Pour les Degres
Chromatiques; Pour les Agréments; Pour les Arpèges Composées (Etudes) Messlaen Regard de I'Esprit de Joie (Vingt Regards de I'Enfant Jésus)
8.10 Russians Abroad Russia through a Telescope. In the continuing series of programmes focusing on exiled Russian artists, writers and performers, Tony Briggs tells the story of novelist Ivan Turgenev 's life in France.
8.30 ScrlaMn Piano Sonata No 10, Tristan Murail Territoires de I'Oubli


Introduces: John Toal
Unknown: Rolf Hind
Unknown: Tony Briggs
Unknown: Ivan Turgenev
Unknown: Tristan Murail Territoires

: Postscript

Lyrical Ballads
Five programmes in which Steve
Connor explores the effect on English literature and thought of Wordsworth and Coleridge's Lyrical Ballads. 2: Children and Childhood

: Ian Wilson

Orchestral music by the Northern Irish composer now living in Yugoslavia. Peter Sweeney (organ),
Ulster Orchestra, conductors
Andras Ligeti and Niklas Willen
Rise; Organ Concerto (Rich Harbour)


Conductors: Andras Ligeti
Conductors: Niklas Willen

: Night Waves

Novelist Philip Roth is widely regarded as one of America's most important postwar writers, though his work has often excited controversy. He talks to Hermione Lee about his new book, I Married a Communist, a story of revenge and betrayal set in the McCarthy era. And Richard Coles reports on the opening of the new Sadler's Wells.
Producer Anthony Denselow


Unknown: Philip Roth
Unknown: Hermione Lee
Unknown: Richard Coles
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Jazz Notes

With Alyn Shipton. Marian McPartland is one of the great pianists of today. Tonight and tomorrow, excerpts from a concert given by her trio at the 1996 Bath Festival.


Unknown: Alyn Shipton.
Unknown: Marian McPartland

: Composer of the Week: Malipiero

Michael Oliver continues his exploration of the astonishing music of "the greatest Italian musical personality since Verdi". Today's selection includes what Malipiero himself called the "quintessence of everything I've always hoped to achieve in the theatre" - Tomeo
Nottumo - as well as his devastating orchestral masterpiece, Interruptions of Silence.
Repeated from last Tuesday


Unknown: Michael Oliver

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 The Vanbrugh Quartet continue their series of recitals including the complete Bartok quartets. Schubert String Quartet in E flat, D87 Bartok String Quartet No 2 Schubert String Quartet in D minor, D810 (Death and the Maiden)
2.30 Mozart Symphony No 16 in C, K128 CBC Vancouver Orchestra, conductor Mario Bemardi
3.00-5.00 Schools
3.00 Playtime 3.15 Time to Move
3.35 Let's Make a Story 3.50 Drama Workshop 4.10 In the News
4.30 Hop, Skip and Jump
4.45 Eadar Eisdeachd
5.00 Vivaldi Violin Concerto in D, RV230 Paul Wright , Brandenburg Orchestra, conductor Paul Dyer
5.35 Abel Symphony in E, Op 10 No 1 La Stagione, director Michael Schneider


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Mario Bemardi
Unknown: Paul Wright
Conductor: Paul Dyer
Conductor: Abel Symphony
Director: Michael Schneider

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