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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with music and arts news, including a review of the new RSC production of Richard III starring Robert Lindsay , which opened last night in Stratford. Music includes at
6.50 Smetana's Overture: The
Bartered Bride played by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conductor Fritz Reiner ; at 7.10 Mendelssohn's
Overture for Wind Instruments performed by Consortium Classicum; and after the 8.00 news Walton's
Portsmouth Point played by the London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andre Previn.


Unknown: Richard Iii
Unknown: Robert Lindsay
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Conductor: Andre Previn.

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Beethoven Overture: Fidelio
Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Herbert von Karajan
9.08 Delius Paris - the Song of a Great City BBC SO/Andrew Davis
9.31 Haydn String Quartet in G, Op 64 No 4 Pro Arte Quartet
9.48 Liszt Hungarian Fantasy
Geza Anda (piano), Philharmonia, conductor Otto Ackermann
10.06 Roussel Bacchus and Ariadne: Suite No 2 Lamoureux
Orchestra, conductor Igor Markevitch


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

: Artist of the Week

Graham Johnson
Graham Johnson talks to Joan Bakewell about British song and its place in the recital programme. Music includes:
Purcell, real Britten A Morning Hymn Howells Gavotte
Vaughan Williams Antiphon (Mystical Songs)
Britten Batter My Heart


Unknown: Graham Johnson
Talks: Graham Johnson
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Sound Stories

Italian Writers
With Peggy Reynolds.
4: Michelangelo. Besides creating the frescos in the Sistine Chapel, the statue of David and St Peter 's
Basilica, Michelangelo was one of Italy's greatest poets. Some 300 of his poems survive and have inspired some of this century's finest music. Including:
Wolf Fuhlt Meine Seele
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Gerald Moore (piano)
Pfitzner Das Dunkle Reich (excerpt) Sigurd Bruns (organ), Berlin RSO, conductor Rolf Reuter
Britten Michelangelo Sonnets
(excerpts) Philip Langridge (tenor), Steuart Bedford (piano)
Strauss Madrigal , Op 15 No 1 Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano), Georg Solti (piano)
Shostakovich Suite on Poems of Michelangelo Dietrich
Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Berlin
RSO, conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds.
Unknown: St Peter
Baritone: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Piano: Gerald Moore
Unknown: Sigurd Bruns
Conductor: Rolf Reuter
Conductor: Britten Michelangelo
Tenor: Philip Langridge
Piano: Strauss Madrigal
Piano: Georg Solti
Piano: Shostakovich Suite
Unknown: Michelangelo Dietrich
Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy

: Composer of the Week: Schumann

With Penny Gore.
4: 1842 - the Year of Chamber Music
Schumann composed his Piano Quintet with the pianism of Clara in mind. Andante and Variations in B flat
Natalia Gutman and Mischa Maisky (cellos), Marie-Luise Neunecker (horn), Martha Argerich and Alexandre Rabinovitch (pianos)
String Quartet in A minor, Op 41 No 1 (Finale) Vogler Quartet
Piano Quintet in E flat, Op 44 Emerson Quartet, Menahem Pressler (piano) Repeated next Thursday 12 midnight


Unknown: Natalia Gutman
Cellos: Mischa Maisky
Cellos: Marie-Luise Neunecker
Horn: Martha Argerich
Horn: Alexandre Rabinovitch

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

The second of five concerts given this year by the Lindsays of string quartets by Shostakovich and Tippett. The Lindsays
Tippett String Quartet No 2
Shostakovich String Quartet No 8, Op 110 Repeat

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Conductors Matthias Bamert and Yan Pascal Tortelier
Dohnanyi Suite in F sharp minor, Op 19 Kodaiy Concerto for Orchestra Dohnanyi Symphony No 2 in E (revised version)


Unknown: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Unknown: Dohnanyi Suite

: Ensemble

Folk song has inspired many composers, and the cello can convey its soulful heart to perfection. Penny Gore talks to Alexander Baillie about his folk-inspired programme, which crosses most of Europe. Alexander Baillie (cello),
Dominic Harlan (piano)
Suk Serenade in A, Op 3 No 2
Busoni Variations on a Finnish Folk Song Ferguson Five Irish Folk Songs
Falla, arr Maréchal Suite Populaire Espagnole
Producer Nigel Wilkinson


Talks: . Penny Gore
Unknown: Alexander Baillie
Piano: Dominic Harlan
Producer: Nigel Wilkinson

: Music Machine

Music and the Mass
A requiem is a mass for the dead, and many composers have been inspired by this text. Tommy Pearson finds out why setting a requiem is different from setting a regular mass.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

Humphrey Carpenter tunes in to
Dance Umbrella's 50th birthday tribute to Richard Alston. Music includes
Beethoven's Piano Sonata in E flat, Op 31 No 3, at 5.35; and Prokofiev's Suite: Lieutenant Kije at 6.40. Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Richard Alston.
Producer: Alan Hall

: Performance on 3

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Introduced by Kirsteen McCue. Conductor Martyn Brabbins , Lisa Milne (soprano)
Dukas Fanfare (La Peri)
Debussy Marche Ecossaise sur un Theme Populaire
Charpentier Depuis le Jour (Louise) Massenet // Est Doux, 11 Est Bon
MacCunn Oh! Would That I Again
Could See; Sleep for the Day Is Done (Jeanie Deans )
Strauss Freundliche Vision, Op 48 No 1; Morgen, Op 27 No 4; Zueignung, Op 10 No 1 Walton Symphony No 1


Introduced By: Kirsteen McCue.
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Soprano: Lisa Milne
Unknown: Charpentier Depuis
Unknown: Jeanie Deans

: Postscript

Christopher Hitchens talks to three people who have spent long lives in opposition and are distinguished veterans of military, political and intellectual struggles.
3: Basil Davidson , distinguished historian of Africa and an intelligence operative in the Balkans during the Second World War.


Talks: Christopher Hitchens
Unknown: Basil Davidson

: Music for Organ

Daniel Roth , organist of St Sulpice in Paris, plays music by his most famous predecessor there.
Widor Organ Symphony No 10, Op 73 (Roman)


Organist: Daniel Roth

: Music Restored

Of Dances and Battles.
Lucie Skeaping introduces excerpts from concerts given at this year's York Early Music Festival.
Gabrieli Canzona No 10 Gabrieli
Players, director Paul McCreesh Anon Italian Saltarello Sinfonye Robert Ballard Volta ; Coranto John Perrichon Coranto
Nigel North (lute)
Bach Gigue (Cello Suite No 6 in D, BWV811) Richard Tunnicliffe
Byrd Fantasia a 4; 0 Lord How Vain Emma Kirkby (soprano), Rose Consort of Viols
Alfonso Ferrabosco Pavan ; Fantasie
Nigel North (lute)
Anon Kalian Saltarello: Belicha Sinfonye Byrd In Fields Abroad Emma Kirkby (soprano), Rose Consort of Viols
Producer Mark Rowlinson. Rpd tomorrow 4pm


Introduces: Lucie Skeaping
Unknown: Gabrieli Canzona
Director: Paul McCreesh
Unknown: Robert Ballard Volta
Unknown: Nigel North
Cello: Bach Gigue
Unknown: Richard Tunnicliffe
Unknown: Byrd Fantasia
Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Unknown: Alfonso Ferrabosco Pavan
Unknown: Nigel North
Unknown: Belicha Sinfonye
Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Producer: Mark Rowlinson.

: Night Waves

Paul Allen discusses childhood fears
- from cannibals to cradle snatchers - with cultural historian Maria Warner , whose new book, No Go the Bogeyman, explores the monsters we conjure up and the strategies we invent to allay them. And as the film Primary Colours opens in Britain, can the fictional portrait of a president in trouble survive its real-life competition? Producer Doug Traill-Stephenson


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Maria Warner
Producer: Doug Traill-Stephenson

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton introduces jazz news from Dave Gelly and talks to Jack Parnell about his days leading a big band.


Introduces: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Dave Gelly
Unknown: Jack Parnell

: Composer of the Week: Schnittke

Three Madrigals
Sarah Leonard (soprano), Capricorn, director Timothy Mason
Minnesang Danish NRC/Stefan Parkman Music for an Imaginary Play
USSR Cinema Symphony Orchestra, conductor Emin Khachaturian
Faust Cantata (excerpts)
Soloists, Malmo Symphony Chorus and Orchestra/James DePreist Repeated from last Thursday


Soprano: Sarah Leonard
Director: Timothy Mason
Director: Minnesang Danish
Conductor: Emin Khachaturian

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Berlin Symphony Orchestra, conductor Maria Venzago de Falla
Dances from The Three Cornered Hat
Zimmermann Music pour les Soupers du Roi Ubu Strauss Suite from Der Rosenkavalier
2.55 Mozart Quintet in E flat for Piano, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn and Bassoon,
K458 Canberra Wind Soloists
3.20 Haydn Missa Brews Vancouver Chamber Choir and Orchestra
4.40 Rartlo Symphonic Ballade for Orchestra, Op 9 Finnish RSO/Almila
5.30 Brahms Variations on a Theme by Schumann, Op 9 Yuri Kot (piano)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Maria Venzago
Unknown: Zimmermann Music
Piano: Yuri Kot

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