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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with music and arts news, including a preview of the new Salvador Dali exhibition at the Tate
Gallery, Liverpool. Music includes at
6.35 Gounod's Petite Symphonie played by the St Paul Chamber
Orchestra, conductor Christopher Hogwood ; at 7.05 Janacek's The Saws from the Lachian Dances played by the Czech PO, conductor Vaclav Neumann ; and at 8.20
Bach's Oboe Concerto in D minor,
BWV1059, played by Heinz Holliger and the ASMF, conductor lona Brown.


Unknown: Salvador Dali
Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
Conductor: Vaclav Neumann
Played By: Heinz Holliger
Conductor: Lona Brown.

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday. lbert Hommage a Mozart
Montreal SO, conductor Charles Dutoit
9.05 Brahms Concerto in A minor for
Violin and Cello Jascha Heifetz
(violin), Gregor Piatigorsky (cello), RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra, conductor Alfred Wallenstein
9.35 Blow Ode on the Death of Mr
Henry Purcell
James Bowman and Rene Jacobs
(countertenors), Ricardo Kanji and Marion Verbruggen (recorders), Anner Byisma (cello),
Gustav Leonhardt (harpsichord)
10.01 Handel Water Music: Suite in F
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, conductor Nicholas McGegan


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Cello: Jascha Heifetz
Violin: Gregor Piatigorsky
Conductor: Alfred Wallenstein
Unknown: Henry Purcell
Unknown: James Bowman
Unknown: Rene Jacobs
Unknown: Ricardo Kanji
Unknown: Marion Verbruggen
Cello: Anner Byisma
Harpsichord: Gustav Leonhardt
Conductor: Nicholas McGegan

: Artist of the Week

Julian Bream
Throughout his 50-year career, guitarist Julian Bream has collaborated with composers and fellow performers.
He talks to Joan Bakewell about some of these musicians, including
John Williams , Peter Pears and harpsichordist George Malcolm. Music includes: Boccherini Introduction; Fandango (Guitar Quintet No 4 in D); Guitar Quintet No 7 in E minor
Seiber French Folk Songs Falla Spanish Dance No 1


Unknown: Julian Bream
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: John Williams
Unknown: Peter Pears
Harpsichordist: George Malcolm.

: Sound Stories

Double Lives
With Richard Baker.
5: Cyril Scott was an amazing polymath: on the one hand a pianist and composer, on the other a prolific writer who turned out books on theosophy, the occult, astrology and the therapeutic importance of diet. He was a precocious youngster who passed an audition at the age of 12 to study at the Frankfurt Conservatoire, where years later he became one of the Frankfurt Group. But to his great annoyance, Scott's larger-scale works attracted more interest on the continent than they did in Britain, where he was best known for light piano pieces such as the very popular Lotus Land. Including:
Scott Lotus Land, Op 47 No 1 Dennis Hennig (piano) Grainger Bell Piece
James Gilchrist (tenor), Royal
Northern College of Music Wind
Orchestra, conductor Timothy Reynish Debussy Jeux de Vagues (La Mer) Ulster Orchestra, conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
Scott Piano Concerto (Finale)
John Ogdon , London Philharmonic, conductor Bernard Herrmann


Unknown: Richard Baker.
Unknown: Cyril Scott
Piano: Dennis Hennig
Tenor: James Gilchrist
Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Unknown: John Ogdon
Conductor: Bernard Herrmann

: Composer of the Week: Schnittke

Gerard McBurney and Anthony Burton assess the life and career of Alfred Schnittke.
5: Epilogue
Cello Concerto No 1 Natalia Gutman ,
LPO, conductor Kurt Masur
Symphony No 8 (4th and 5th mvts) Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, conductor Gennadi Rozhdestvensky Requiem (Requiem Aetemam)
Russian State Symphonic Cappella and Symphony Orchestra, conductor Valeri Polyansky Repeated next Fnday 12.15am


Unknown: Gerard McBurney
Unknown: Anthony Burton
Unknown: Alfred Schnittke.
Unknown: Natalia Gutman
Conductor: Kurt Masur
Conductor: Valeri Polyansky

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

From the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, introduced by Kirsteen McCue. Yggdrasil Quartet
Bartok String Quartet No 1
Mendelssohn String Quartet No 6 in F minor, Op 80


Introduced By: Kirsteen McCue.

: The BBC Archive

Two Strings to a Bow
Continuing the series in which Gordon Stewart explores two composers from different centuries. Haydn and Brahms. Haydn, the first great classical master, never ceased to be an inspiration to Brahms. The
Amadeus Quartet shows why, William Glock makes a case for the piano trios, and in the Scena di Berenice
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf suggests the great opera composer Haydn might have become. Dennis Brain plays the Brahms Horn Trio in E flat, Op 40;
Andre Tchaikovsky the Variations in D, Op 21 No 1; and Dr Brahms talks briefly into the microphone.


Unknown: Gordon Stewart
Unknown: William Glock
Unknown: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Unknown: Dennis Brain
Unknown: Brahms Horn Trio
Unknown: Andre Tchaikovsky

: Music Restored

Repeated from yesterday 10pm

: Music Machine

The Music of Switzerland
To play the alphorn you have to use your ears and your soul - and take lots of outdoor exercise. Verity Sharp visits the Alphorn Academy above Lake Geneva for a closer look at
Switzerland's best-loved folk instrument. She meets
Jozsef Molnar , the country's most virtuosic player.


Unknown: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Jozsef Molnar

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty talks to composer John Adams as his new piano concerto is premiered in London.
Music includes Beethoven's Spring Sonata and Slbellus's Valse Triste.


Talks: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: John Adams
Unknown: Valse Triste.

: Performance on 3

Bartok and Beyond
From the Royal Festival Hall, London. Expanding far beyond its roots in dynamic dance rhythms, an unrivalled wealth of folk tunes and the pungent sonorities of the cimbalom, Hungarian music has played a unique role in the 20th century. The first of tonight's two live concerts is a recital by Pierre-Laurent Aimard , who explores the path
Hungarian piano music has taken since Liszt and the 19th-century legacy. His programme includes music by Bartok, Kurtag and Ugeti.


Unknown: Pierre-Laurent Aimard

: A River Runs through It

The Danube is the defining landmark of Hungary, both its cultural artery and economic heartland. Poet George Szirtes explores Danubian man.


Unknown: George Szirtes

: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Two colourful examples of Hungarian orchestral music and one of the major concertos in the viola repertoire feature in the BBC Symphony Orchestra's contribution to tonight's concert double bill. Pierre-Laurent Aimard performs a new piano etude by Ligeti, commissioned by Sounding the Century. Conductor Jiri Belohlavek , Nobuko Imai (viola),
Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano) Kodaly Suite: Hary Janos Bartok Viola Concerto


Conductor: Jiri Belohlavek
Viola: Nobuko Imai
Unknown: Hary Janos
Unknown: Bartok Viola

: Bartok in America

Geoffrey Smith surveys Bartok's sad but sporadically productive final years in the USA between 1940 and 1945. Frustrated by exile from his native Hungary, Bartok was helped and inspired by commissions from
Benny Goodman , Serge Koussevitzky and Yehudi Menuhin.


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Benny Goodman
Unknown: Serge Koussevitzky
Unknown: Yehudi Menuhin.

: Ugeti

Piano Etudes No 15, 16 and 17 (No 17 - BBC commission, first performance)
Bartok Concerto for Orchestra

: Postscript

Conversations with Writers
Hermione Lee talks to Belfast-born novelist Brian Moore about the craft of writing and the themes he has pursued in his books including the latest, The Magician's Wife.


Talks: Hermione Lee
Unknown: Brian Moore

: Hear and Now

Verity Sharp introduces an invitation concert given earlier this evening at the BBC Maida Vale studios by the Arditti Quartet.
Klaus Huber Des Dichters Pflug
Richard Barrett String Quartet No 2 (Stress)
Brian Ferneyhough String Trio
James Dillon String Quartet No 3 (first UK performance) Producer David Stevens


Introduces: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Richard Barrett
Unknown: James Dillon
Producer: David Stevens

: S'Wonderful, S'Marvellous

Repeated from Saturday 6pm

: Composer of the Week: Haydn

Robert Bruce ' March to Bannockbum; Symphony No 94 in G (Surprise);
Pastoral Song; She Never Told Her Love; The Mermaid's Song (Original Canzonettas); The Creation (excerpts) Repeated from last Fnday


Unknown: Robert Bruce

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Smetana Ma Vlast Czech PO/ Vladimir Valek
2.40 Bach Concerto in E. BWV1053
Angela Hewitt (piano), CBC
Vancouver Orchestra/Mario Bernardi
3.00 Schnittke Penitential Psalms
Danish National Radio Choir/ Stefan Parkman
3.50 Rachmaninov Piano Concerto
No 3 in D minor David Lively,
Bratislava RSO/Alexander Rahbari
5.05 Vanhal Double Bass Concerto in E flat Duncan McTier , Netherlands
CO/Antoni Ros-Marba
5.40 Salnt-Saens Oboe Sonata in D
Roger Cole, Linda Lee Thomas (piano)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Vladimir Valek
Piano: Angela Hewitt
Unknown: Stefan Parkman
Unknown: Duncan McTier

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