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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with music and arts news, including a visit to the newly refurbished Courtauld Gallery in London, which reopens today after a year's closure. Music includes at
6.30 Schubert's Symphony No 8 in B minor (Unfinished) played by the Philharmonia, conductor
Otto Klemperer ; at 7.12 Beethoven's Piano Sonata in G, Op 14 No 2 played by Alfred Brendel ; before the
8.00 news Britten's Four Sea
Interludes from Peter Grimes played by the BBCSO, conductor
Andrew Davis ; and at 8.50 Bernstein's Three Dance Episodes from On the Town played by the Los Angeles PO, conducted by the Composer.

Contributors

Conductor: Otto Klemperer
Played By: Alfred Brendel
Unknown: Peter Grimes
Conductor: Andrew Davis

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Beethoven Overture: Leonore No 3
Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Herbert von Karajan
9.15 Haydn String Quartet in D, Op 64 No 5 (Lark) Italian Quartet
9.35 Saint-Saens Carnival of the Animals Geza Anda and Bela Siki
(pianos), Philharmonia, conductor Igor Markevitch
9.56 lbert Suite: Paris
Montreal Symphony Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit
10.10 Haydn String Quartet in E flat, Op 64 No 6 Kodaly Quartet

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Unknown: Geza Anda
Pianos: Bela Siki
Conductor: Igor Markevitch
Conductor: Charles Dutoit

: Artist of the Week

Graham Johnson
Graham Johnson talks to Joan
Bakewell about the qualities that make a good accompanist. He also talks about the diversity of his career, which includes a new project recording Schumann's songs for the record company Hyperion. Music includes: Schumann Auftrage , Op 77 No 5
Mendelssohn Hexenlied, Op 8 No 8 Dvorak At the Brook, Op 82

Contributors

Unknown: Graham Johnson
Talks: Graham Johnson
Unknown: Schumann Auftrage

: Sound Stories

Italian Writers
With Peggy Reynolds.
5: Dante. In The Divine Comedy,
Dante included many real people and their stories in his description of hell's inhabitants. These people were well known to the Italians of his day, and rumours were rife that
Dante had actually been to hell and managed to come back. The stories told by Gianni Schicchi and Paolo and Francesca in The Inferno have been as inspirational to musicians as to
Dante himself. Including excerpts from: Tchaikovsky Francesca da Rimini London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leopold Stokowski
Riccardo Zandonal Francesca da Rimini
Bulgarian Radio Orchestra, conductor Maurizio Arena
Puccini Gianni Schicchi
Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra, conductor Bruno Bartoletti

Contributors

Unknown: Peggy Reynolds.
Told By: Gianni Schicchi
Unknown: Tchaikovsky Francesca
Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Conductor: Riccardo Zandonal Francesca
Conductor: Maurizio Arena
Conductor: Puccini Gianni Schicchi
Conductor: Bruno Bartoletti

: Composer of the Week: Schumann

With Penny Gore.
5: 1849 - the Most Prolific Year of All
To mark the centenary of the birth of Goethe, Schumann composed his finest work for chorus and orchestra.
He described his concert piece featuring the new valve horn as "something completely unusual". Manfred Overture Berlin PO, conductor Rafael Kubelik
Fantasiestucke, Op 73
Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Emanuel Ax (piano) Requiem for Mignon
Barbara Bonney and Brigitte Poschner-Klebel (sopranos), Dalia Schaechter and Margareta Hintermeier (mezzos), Jorge Pita
(tenor), Andreas Schmidt (baritone), Vienna State Opera Chorus, CO of Europe, conductor Claudio Abbado
Konzertstuck in FRoger Montgomery, Gavin Edwards , Susan Dent and Robert Maskell (horns), Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
Repeated next Friday 12 midnight

Contributors

Conductor: Rafael Kubelik
Unknown: Barbara Bonney
Sopranos: Brigitte Poschner-Klebel
Sopranos: Dalia Schaechter
Sopranos: Margareta Hintermeier
Tenor: Jorge Pita
Tenor: Andreas Schmidt
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Unknown: Gavin Edwards
Unknown: Susan Dent
Horns: Robert Maskell
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

From the Royal Scottish
Academy of Music and Drama, introduced by Kirsteen McCue. Lisa Milne (soprano),
Richard Pierson (piano)
Purcell I Attempt from Love's
Sickness to Ry (The Indian Queen); I Take No Pleasure in the Sun's Bright Beams, Z388; Hark! the Ech'ing Air (The Indian Queen)
Schubert Auf der Riesenkoppe; Erster Verlust ; Die Forelle
Uszt Three Petrarch Sonnets
MacCunn Many Days and Many Ways; All on a Fair May Morning: On a Faded Violet
Poulenc Banalités

Contributors

Introduced By: Kirsteen McCue.
Soprano: Lisa Milne
Piano: Richard Pierson
Unknown: Erster Verlust

: The BBC Archive

Two Strings to a Bow
The penultimate programme in which Gordon Stewart explores two composers from different centuries. Mozart and Chopin. These two composers were both connoisseurs of fine singing, and their piano music is often vocally inspired. Artists from the BBC archive include Peter Pears and Benjamin Britten in Mozart songs, Elizabeth Harwood in a concert aria with orchestra and piano solo, and pianists Andras Schiff and Maurice Cole in some otherworldly music from the last months of Mozart's life.
Chopin is represented by pianist Vlado Perlemuter , who plays the Preludes in a concert from 1960, the 150th anniversary of the composer's birth; and Nocturnes, Etudes and a Mazurka in studio recordings of later years.

Contributors

Unknown: Gordon Stewart
Unknown: Peter Pears
Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Songs: Elizabeth Harwood
Pianists: Andras Schiff
Pianists: Maurice Cole
Pianist: Vlado Perlemuter

: Music Restored

Repeated from yesterday 10pm

: Music Machine

Music and the Mass
Leonard Bernstein composed his
Mass in 1971, and it is by no means a conventional setting of the mass. It was commissioned by Jackie Kennedy in honour of her late husband. Tommy Pearson discovers why this work has always been so controversial and what the composer was trying to achieve.

Contributors

Unknown: Leonard Bernstein
Unknown: Jackie Kennedy
Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

Humphrey Carpenter pays homage to soprano Victoria de los Angeles on her 75th birthday. Music includes Debussy's Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp at 5.40, and Haydn's Symphony No 22 in E flat (Philosopher) at 6.40.
SOUNDING THE CENTURY

Contributors

Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter

: Performance on 3

Bartok and Beyond
From the Royal Festival Hall, London, the final concert in this season reflecting Hungary's important contribution to this century's musical heritage. lldiko Komlosi (mezzo),
John Tomlinson (bass), BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Orchestra/Martyn Brabbins Bartok Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta
Kurtag Songs of Despair and Sorrow (first London performance)
8.30 The Brides of Bartok
David Huckvale looks at Bartok's obsessive need for privacy and the way it affected his relationships with the women in his life. They included his mother, his two wives Martha and Ditta, violinists Stefi Geyer and Jelly d'Aranyi, and the poetry-writing forester's daughter Klara Gombossy.
8.50 Bartok Duke Bluebeard 's Castle

Contributors

Bass: John Tomlinson
Unknown: David Huckvale
Violinists: Stefi Geyer
Unknown: Klara Gombossy.
Unknown: Bartok Duke Bluebeard

: Postscript

Veterans
Christopher Hitchens talks to three people who are distinguished veterans of different struggles.
4: Robert Conquest, Soviet expert and ex-Communist Party member, friend of Kingsley Amis, the first publisher of Philip Larkin and the author of the definitive book on Stalin's purges, The Great Terror.
SOUNDING THE CENTURY

Contributors

Talks: Christopher Hitchens
Unknown: Philip Larkin

: Stockhausen at 70

Piers Burton-Page introduces a concert given earlier this month in the Queen Elizabeth Hall , London, celebrating the 70th birthday of Karlheinz Stockhausen.
Sound projection by SOUND Intermedia, London Sinfonietta,
Stockhausen Refrain; Telemusik;
Der Jahreslauf (Dienstag aus Licht) (first UK performance)
Musical direction Oliver Knussen and Gregory Rose ; Producer David Stevens

Contributors

Unknown: Queen Elizabeth Hall
Unknown: Karlheinz Stockhausen.
Unknown: Oliver Knussen
Unknown: Gregory Rose
Producer: David Stevens

: Mississippi Goddam

The story of Nina Simone. Repeated from Saturday 6pm
SOUNDING THE CENTURY

Contributors

Unknown: Nina Simone.

: Composer of the Week: Schnittke

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 Aeternam)
Russian State Symphonic Cappella and Symphony Orchestra/Polyansky Repeated from last Friday

Contributors

Unknown: Natalia Gutman
Conductor: Kurt Masur

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Puccini Madame Butterfly,
Suites 1 and 2 State Orchestra of Victoria, conductor John Lanchbery
2.40 Grainger Four Folk Songs Camerata Chamber Choir
4.15 Kosenko Violin Concerto in A minor, Op 6 Anatoly Bazhenov (violin) Ukrainian NSO/Volodymyr Sirenko
4.35 Haydn, adapted by Salomon
The Miracle Symphony Ensemble of the Classic Era
5.30 Mendelssohn Overture: Calm
Sea and Prosperous Voyage
Winnipeg SO/Kazuhiro Koizumi

Contributors

Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: John Lanchbery
Violin: Anatoly Bazhenov








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