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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with arts news and music, including at 6.30 Warlock's Capriol Suite played by the ASMF, conductor Neville Marriner ; at 7.30 Mozart's Exsultate, Jubilate performed by soprano Emma Kirkby and the Chorus and Orchestra of the Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood ; and at 8.00
Brahms's Academic Festival Overture played by the Chicago SO, conductor
Daniel Barenboim.


Conductor: Neville Marriner
Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Director: Christopher Hogwood
Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday , featuring Haydn's Op 64 string quartets and performances J conducted by Igor Markevitch.
! Beethoven Overture: Leonore No 1
Berlin Philharmonic/von Karajan
! 9.12 Liadov Kikimora Philharmonia , conductor Igor Markevich
9.20 Haydn String Quartet in C, Op 64 No 1 Amadeus Quartet
9.42 Bernstein Chichester Psalms
John Bogart (alto), Camerata Singers, New York Philharmonic, conducted by the Composer
, 10.02 Reger Improvisation on I Johann Strauss 's "The Blue Danube"
Konstantin Sherbakov (piano)
10.10 Ravel Daphnis and Chloe: Suite
! No 2 Philharmonia/lgor Markevitch
Producer Tony Cheevers


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Conducted By: Igor Markevitch.
Conductor: Liadov Kikimora Philharmonia
Conductor: Igor Markevich
Unknown: Johann Strauss
Piano: Konstantin Sherbakov
Piano: Ravel Daphnis
Producer: Tony Cheevers

: Artist of the Week

Graham Johnson
In a career spanning 25 years, pianist Graham Johnson has become j one of the most respected piano accompanists in the world. He talks to Joan Bakewell about his early life in colonial Rhodesia and the musical opportunities provided by his move to London at the age of 16, including meeting and working with Benjamin
' Britten and Peter Pears. Including:
Schubert Der Leiermann (Winterreise) j Poulenc Deux Poemes de Louis Aragon
Producer Johannah Smith


Unknown: Graham Johnson
Pianist: Graham Johnson
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Peter Pears.
Producer: Johannah Smith

: Sound Stories

Italian Writers
With Peggy Reynolds.
1: Dante. Dante first fell in love with the girl he would call Beatrice in The Divine Comedy when he was eight years old. Over several centuries, Dante's extraordinary works have ! inspired writers, artists and musicians alike. Including:
Bantock Dante and Beatrice (excerpts)
! RPO, conductor Vernon Handley j Liszt Après une Lecture du Dante i (Annees de Pelerinage) i Alfred Brendel (piano)
Luzzasco Luzzaschi Quivi Spospiri
Boston Camerata
Verdi Laudi alia Vergine Maria (Four Sacred Pieces)
Janet Baker (mezzo), Philharmonia, i conductor Carlo Maria Giulini Producer Tony Sellors
E-MAIL: sstories@bbc.co.uk
FACTSHEET: send an sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds.
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Piano: Alfred Brendel
Unknown: Vergine Maria
Unknown: Janet Baker
Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini
Producer: Tony Sellors

: Composer of the Week: Robert Schumann

Penny Gore introduces music inspired by Clara Wieck , the love of Schumann's life.
1: 1837 - the Year of Engagement Robert and Clara were secretly engaged on 14 August, despite the vehement disapproval of Clara's father. In der Nacht (Fantasiestucke, Op 12) Alfred Brendel (piano)
Schone Wiege Meiner Leiden (Liederkreis, Op 24)
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Christoph Eschenbach (piano) Davidsbundlertanze
Claudio Arrau (piano)
Dein Angesicht , Op 127 No 2; Mein
Wagen Rollet Langsam, Op 142 No 4 Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Christoph Eschenbach (piano)
Ende vom Lied (Fantasiestucke, Op 12) Alfred Brendel (piano) Producer Paul Hindmarsh
Repeated next Monday 12 midnight


Unknown: Clara Wieck
Piano: Alfred Brendel
Baritone: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Piano: Christoph Eschenbach
Piano: Claudio Arrau
Piano: Dein Angesicht
Piano: Christoph Eschenbach
Piano: Alfred Brendel
Producer: Paul Hindmarsh

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Wigmore Hall Chamber Series One of the world's great piano trios continues the focus on Beethoven and on music written in time of war, with Shostakovich's trio written during the siege of Leningrad. Gyorgy Pauk (violin), Ralph Kirshbaum
(cello), Peter Frankl (piano)
Beethoven Piano Trio in B flat. Op 11 Shostakovich Piano Trio No 2, Op 67 Repeated Saturday lpm


Violin: Ralph Kirshbaum
Cello: Peter Frankl

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Conductors Yan Pascal Tortelier and Matthias Bamert ,
Howard Shelley (piano)
Kodaly Theatre Overture; Dances of Marosszek
Dohnanyi Variations on a Nursery Song; Suite: Veil of the Pierrette
Kodaly Symphony in C


Unknown: Matthias Bamert
Piano: Howard Shelley

: Opera in Action

Ruth Mackenzie introduces a selection of operatic highlights. Love (Part 2). Including music by Strauss, Verdi and Wagner. Producer Gautam Rangarajan


Introduces: Ruth MacKenzie
Producer: Gautam Rangarajan

: Music Machine

Music and the Mass
This week, Tommy Pearson investigates some of the music composed for the celebration of mass. He begins with a whistle-stop tour of masses, from the earliest days of plainchant right up to the 20th century.
Producer Christina Pritchard. WEB ADDRESS: www.bbc.co.uk/music_machine/


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Producer: Christina Pritchard.

: In Tune

Humphrey Carpenter is joined by American conductor Benjamin Zander , who is bringing his celebrated interpretations of Beethoven to London. Music includes Pascal Roge playing Ravel's Piano Concerto in G, the Vienna PO playing a Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody, and the Choir of Trinity
College, Cambridge, singing Purcell's Hear My Prayer.


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Conductor: Benjamin Zander
Unknown: Pascal Roge

: Performance on 3

Completed in 1904, Mahler's
Symphony No 6 is one of the most ambitious orchestral works of the first years of the century. Tragic in mood, it culminates with a huge finale, complete with sombre hammer blows. The concert opens with a characteristically evocative work by Takemitsu for guitar and orchestra. Paul Guinery introduces a performance given last Saturday at the Royal Festival Hall, London. Julian Bream (guitar), London Philharmonic, conductor Christoph Eschenbach Takemitsu To the Edge of Dream Mahler Symphony No 6


Introduces: Paul Guinery
Conductor: Christoph Eschenbach

: Postscript

Christopher Hitchens talks to three people who have spent long lives in opposition and are distinguished veterans of different struggles. 1: Bernard Knox , classicist and defender of what he calls the oldest dead white European males. He was also a combatant in the Spanish Civil War and the Second World War.
Producer Tim Dee


Talks: Christopher Hitchens
Unknown: Bernard Knox
Producer: Tim Dee

: A Haydn Piano Trio

Trio in E flat minor, H XV 31
Beaux Arts Trio

: Voices

Spotlight on James Bowman. English countertenor James Bowman talks to lain Burnside about his career and how he approaches the music he sings. He introduces some of his favourite recordings, from Purcell and Handel to Britten and Geoffrey Burgon.
Producer Peter Tanner. Rptd tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: James Bowman.
Talks: James Bowman
Unknown: Geoffrey Burgon.
Producer: Peter Tanner.

: Mixing It

Mark Russell and Robert Sandall present a session from pioneering post-rock group Tortoise. Producer Ekene Akalawu


Unknown: Mark Russell
Unknown: Robert Sandall
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: Jazz Notes

Jimmie Lunceford 's band became the launch pad for great soloists like altoist Willie Smith and trombonist
Trummy Young. In the first of two programmes, Alyn Shipton considers his legacy with the help of Benny Waters , Truck Parham and Jim Beatty. Producer Terry Carter
E-MAIL: jazz.notes@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jimmie Lunceford
Unknown: Willie Smith
Unknown: Trummy Young.
Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Benny Waters
Unknown: Truck Parham
Unknown: Jim Beatty.
Producer: Terry Carter

: Composer of the Week Alfred Schnittke

Gerard McBurney and Anthony Burton. String Quartet No 1 Tale Quartet Film music: Sport, Sport, Sport
USSR Cinema Symphony Orchestra, conductor Emin Khachaturian
Violin Concerto No 2
Gidon Kremer , CO of Europe, conductor Christoph Eschenbach Repeated from last Monday


Unknown: Gerard McBurney
Unknown: Anthony Burton.
Conductor: Emin Khachaturian
Unknown: Gidon Kremer
Conductor: Christoph Eschenbach

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 A recital by Peter Sigl (cello) and Wolfgang Brunner (piano) including Tonitz La Romanesca and Beethoven.Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor
2.10 Greig Jesus Christ Is Risen in Heaven Norwegian Soloists' Choir
3.00 Mozart, arr Greig Fantasy and Sonata in C minor Julie Adams and Daniel Herscovitch (pianos)
3.35 Haydn Symphony No 102
Danish NRSO/Michael Schonwandt
4.10 Forqueray Harpsichord Suite Kafi Hamalainen (harpsichord)
4.35 Dohnanyi Ruralia Hungarica West Australian SO/Jorge Mester
5.30 Debussy Etudes: Book 1 Roger Woodward (piano)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Cello: Peter Sigl
Cello: Wolfgang Brunner
Unknown: Jesus Christ
Unknown: Julie Adams
Pianos: Daniel Herscovitch
Harpsichord: Kafi Hamalainen
Harpsichord: Dohnanyi Ruralia Hungarica
Piano: Roger Woodward

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