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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with music and arts news, including a preview of the Tate's major new exhibition of works by artist John Singer Sargent. Music includes at 6.00 Debussy's impression of goldfish from his second book of Images played by pianist Zoltan Kocsis ; after the 7.00 news Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No 1 played by Dmitri Sitkovetsky with the LSO, conductor Colin Davis ; and at
8.00 Puccini's Se Come Voi Piccina io Fossi from Le Villi sung by Kiri Te Kanawa with the LPO, conductor John Pritchard.


Artist: John Singer Sargent.
Pianist: Zoltan Kocsis
Played By: Dmitri Sitkovetsky
Conductor: Colin Davis
Unknown: Voi Piccina
Sung By: Kiri Te Kanawa
Conductor: John Pritchard.

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Dvorak Scherzo Capriccioso
LSO, conductor Istvan Kertesz
9.12 Telemann Recorder Sonata in C
(Der Getreue Music-Meister)
Frans Briiggen (treble recorder), Anner Bylsma (cello),
Gustav Leonhardt (harpsichord)
9.20 Bach Partita No 3 in A minor, BWV827
Robert Woolley (harpsichord)
9.42 Brahms Symphony No 1 in C minor Philharmonia, conductor Otto Klemperer


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Istvan Kertesz
Music-Meister: Frans Briiggen
Cello: Anner Bylsma
Harpsichord: Gustav Leonhardt
Harpsichord: Robert Woolley
Conductor: Otto Klemperer

: Artist of the Week

Sylvia McNair
Sylvia McNair has been described as an American soprano born to sing American music. She talks to Joan Bakewell
about her commitment to the music of her own country, including music by Jerome Kem and Harold Aden.


Unknown: Sylvia McNair
Unknown: Sylvia McNair
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Music By: Jerome Kem
Music By: Harold Aden.

: Sound Stories

Five Fictional Heroes
With Donald Macleod.
4: Stephen Maturin. Maturin - Irishman, ship's doctor and amateur scientist - is the hero of a series of novels by Patrick O'Brian. He has connections in high places, but his lack of uniform and his fluency in foreign languages mean that he is often on board ship on some unspecified government business - secret diplomatic missions or espionage. He also has a great love of music, which he shares with the ship's captain as they sail the seven seas. Including excerpts from:
Locatelli Trio Sonata in G, Op 5 No 1 Philharmonia Virtuosi
Boccherini Sonata in D
Mela Tenenbaum (violin), Dorothy Lawson (cello)
Haydn Duet in D, H X 11 Philharmonia Virtuosi
Molter Trumpet Concerto No 2 in D Maurice Andre , Paillard CO, conductor Jean-Francois Paillard


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Patrick O'Brian.
Violin: Mela Tenenbaum
Cello: Dorothy Lawson
Unknown: Maurice Andre
Conductor: Jean-Francois Paillard

: Composer of the Week: Haydn

My Boy, Tammy Janet Baker (mezzo), Yehudi Menuhin (violin),
George Malcolm (harpsichord)
Symphony No 104 in D (London) Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood Cantata: Arianna a Naxos
Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo), Andras Schiff (piano)
Repeated next Thursday 12 midnight


Unknown: Tammy Janet Baker
Violin: Yehudi Menuhin
Harpsichord: George Malcolm
Director: Christopher Hogwood
Unknown: Cecilia Bartoli
Piano: Andras Schiff

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Peter Donohoe (piano)
Shostakovich Sonata No 1, Op 12 Tippett Sonata No 3
Shostakovich Prelude and Fugue in D minor, Op 87 No 24 Repeat


Piano: Peter Donohoe

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Conductors Barry Wordsworth and Yan Pascal Tortelier ,
Alexander Melnikov (piano) Stravinsky Symphony in C Strauss Don Juan
Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Nielsen Symphony No 2 (The Four Temperaments)


Conductors: Barry Wordsworth
Conductors: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Piano: Alexander Melnikov
Piano: Stravinsky Symphony
Unknown: Strauss Don Juan
Unknown: Rachmaninov Rhapsody

: Ensemble

Although Haydn could count
Beethoven as a former pupil, he found it difficult to conceal a certain professional jealousy. Penny Gore investigates their clash of personalities. Beethoven Octet in E flat, Op 103 (Finale) Vienna Wind Soloists Haydn Sonata in D, H XVI 37 Alexander Taylor (piano)
Beethoven Piano Trio in C minor, Op 1 No 3
Vanya Milanova (violin), Paul Watkins (cello), Caroline Palmer (piano) Repeated from yesterday 10pm


Piano: Alexander Taylor
Violin: Paul Watkins
Cello: Caroline Palmer

: Music Machine

A Question of Gender
In many early operas like
Monteverdi's Coronation of Poppea, Handel's Julius Caesar and Gluck's
Orpheus and Eurydice, the leading male role was written for a castrato.
Today, these parts are more often played by women than by men.
Tommy Pearson and Verity Sharp talk to male and female singers who have sung these roles.


Unknown: Julius Caesar
Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Verity Sharp

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty 's guest this evening is Sir Edward Heath , who reflects on his lifelong passion for music. Music includes Bach's Concerto in A minor for Flute, Violin and Harpsichord, BWV1044; and, leading up to the 7.00 arts news and selection of new
CD releases, Mozart's Trio in E flat, K498 (Kegelstatt).


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Sir Edward Heath

: Performance on 3

From Symphony Hall,
Birmingham. Chris de Souza introduces the first of two concerts featuring music by Janacek and Rachmaninov.
Philip Langridge (tenor), Garry Magee (baritone), Peter Donohoe (piano),
City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Mark Elder Janacek Overture: Jealousy; Cantata: Amarus
8.10 Intimate Letters
Read by Timothy West. In 1917,
Janacek met Kamila Stosslova and fell madly in love with her. He was
63, she was 26, and they were both married. But Kamila was to inspire many of the great works of Janacek's old age, and his letters reveal the intensity of his love for her.
8.30 Rachmaninov Cantata: Spring; Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor


Tenor: Philip Langridge
Tenor: Garry Magee
Baritone: Peter Donohoe
Conductor: Mark Elder
Read By: Timothy West.
Unknown: Kamila Stosslova

: Postscript

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

: Music Restored

York Early Music Festival 1998
Celebrating Music for Strings. Lucie Skeaping introduces excerpts from concerts given in July as part of the York Early Music Festival.
Anon "the Knight of the Lute" Fantasie Morley Pavan
Dowland The Rt Hon Ferdinando Earle of Derby, His Galliard Nigel North (lute) 14th-century Anon Italian Trotto; Tre Fontaine Sinfonye
Johann Sommer Pavan a 5 Dowland Galliard a 5 Rose Consort of Viols
Corelli, arr Geminiani Concerto Grosso No 1 in D
Academy of Ancient Music, director Andrew Manze
Dowland The Rt Hon the Lady Cliftons Spirit Nigel North (lute) Producer Mark Rowlinson
Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Introduces: Lucie Skeaping
Unknown: Ferdinando Earle
Unknown: Nigel North
Unknown: Fontaine Sinfonye
Unknown: Johann Sommer Pavan
Director: Andrew Manze
Unknown: Nigel North
Producer: Mark Rowlinson

: Night Waves

Richard Holmes 's account of the early life of Coleridge was one of the most highly praised biographies of recent years. In Coleridge: Darker
Reflections, he completes the story and traces how the poet became a legend among the younger romantic writers but faced private disappointment and heartbreak. Paul Allen talks to Richard Holmes about his intimate portrait of a great writer. Producer Doug Traill-Stephenson


Unknown: Richard Holmes
Talks: Paul Allen
Unknown: Richard Holmes
Producer: Doug Traill-Stephenson

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton concludes his survey of women pianists with recordings featuring Canadians Renee Rosnes and Diana Krall , Britain's own Nikki lies, and the Latin-tinged music of Eliana Elias.


Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Renee Rosnes
Unknown: Diana Krall
Unknown: Eliana Elias.

: Composer of the Week Malipiero

Michael Oliver focuses on Malipiero's new direction after the Second World
War, including his finest piano concerto, a burst of "machine-music" and the Everyday Fantasies. Repeated from last Thursday


Unknown: Michael Oliver

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Netherlands Radio PO/Serigu Commissiona, Ronald Brautigam
(piano) Verdi Overture: The Force of Destiny Rachmaninov Piano
Concerto No 2 in C minor Beethoven
Symphony No 6 in F (Pastoral)
2.30 Dohnanyi Serenade in C, Op 10 Amsterdam String Trio
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 Haydn Violin Concerto in C Ingolf Turban, East Bothnian CO, conductor Juha Kangas
5.20 Mozart String Quartet in D minor, K421 Orford Quartet


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Piano: Ronald Brautigam
Unknown: Dohnanyi Serenade
Conductor: Juha Kangas

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