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: On Air

Stephanie Hughes investigates a football club staging art exhibitions in Sunderland. Music includes before
7.00 Handel's My Heart Is Inditing performed by the New College Choir and the King's Consort, director
Robert King ; at 7.10 Shostakovich's Concerto for Trumpet, Piano and Strings featuring Andre Previn on piano; and before 9.00 the Chaconne from
Bach's Partita No 2 in D minor played by Arthur Grumiaux (violin).


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Director: Robert King
Unknown: Andre Previn
Played By: Arthur Grumiaux

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Schumann Symphonic Studies Rudolf Firkusny (piano)
9.21 Britten Sinfonia da Requiem New Philharmonia, conducted by the Composer
9.45 Ravel Histoires Naturelles
Gabriel Bacquier (baritone). DaJton Baldwin (piano)
10.03 Clementi Symphony No 1 in C London Mozart Players, conductor Matthias Bamert


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Piano: Rudolf Firkusny
Unknown: Ravel Histoires Naturelles
Baritone: Gabriel Bacquier
Piano: Dajton Baldwin
Conductor: Matthias Bamert

: Artist of the Week

Tasmin Little
Violinist Tasmin Little talks to
Joan Bakewell about her special affinity for French music and how she enjoys presenting her own concerts. Music includes Ravel's Tzigane and excerpts from sonatas by Debussy and Ravel.


Violinist: Tasmin Little
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Sound Stories

Donald Macleod presents musical portraits of five absolute rulers famed more for their evil deeds than for their good work.
3: Peter the Great. Peter the Great of Russia visited Britain 300 years ago and left a trail of destruction in his wake. A ruthless moderniser, he built a new capital city from nothing and named it after himself. Music includes excerpts from Albert Lortzing 's operetta Tsar and Carpenter, performed by Herrmann Prey (baritone) and the Dresden
State Orchestra, conductor
Robert Heger , plus traditional and church music from early-18th-century Russia.


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Albert Lortzing
Conductor: Robert Heger

: Composer of the Week Monteverdi

With Simon Heighes.
Venetian Carnival. In Monteverdi's day - as now - tourists flocked each year to sample the spectacular pleasures of the Venetian Carnival. Monteverdi provided music for all sorts of Venetian festivities - sacred and secular, private and public. This programme includes smaller-scale vocal pieces like Zefiro Torna , Fugge, Fugge and Gira il Nemio Insidioso plus the magnificent Gloria composed to give thanks for the end of the great plague of 1631. Repeated next Wednesday 12 midnight


Unknown: Simon Heighes.
Unknown: Zefiro Torna
Unknown: Nemio Insidioso

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

New Generations
Fiona Talkington introduces a season of recitals from the Wigmore Hall, London, featuring leading young soloists and ensembles. German cellist Alban Gerhardt has already won critical acclaim in this country for his recital and concerto performances. He is joined in this concert by the prize-winning British pianist Steven Osborne for two major sonatas.
Alban Gerhardt (cello), Steven Osborne (piano)
Britten Cello Sonata, Op 65
Brahms Cello Sonata No 1 in E minor,
Op 38


Introduces: Fiona Talkington
Unknown: Alban Gerhardt
Pianist: Steven Osborne
Cello: Alban Gerhardt
Piano: Steven Osborne

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductors Tadaaki Otaka , Grant Llewellyn and James Lockhart , Tasmin Little (violin)
Mathias A Dance Overture
Hoddinott Welsh Dances: Suite No 3
Bruch Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor
Grace Williams Fantasia on Welsh
Nursery Tunes
Beethoven Symphony No 3 in E flat (Eroica)


Conductors: Tadaaki Otaka
Conductors: Grant Llewellyn
Conductors: James Lockhart
Violin: Tasmin Little

: Choral Evensong

From Ripon Cathedral.
Introit: Justorum Animae
Responses (Byrd)
Office Hymn: Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above (Palace Green)
Psalms 26 and 27 (Spicer, R Moore) First Lesson: Proverbs 9
Canticles: Gray in F minor
Second Lesson: Revelation 7
Anthem: Seek Him That Maketh the Seven Stars (Dove)
Organ Voluntary: Allegro Maestoso (Organ Symphony No 3) (Vierne)
Director of music Kerry Beaumont. Assistant organist Andrew Bryden.


Unknown: Allegro Maestoso
Music: Kerry Beaumont.
Organist: Andrew Bryden.

: In Tune

Humphrey Carpenter considers the work of child soprano Charlotte
Church and the current trend towards mixing boys' and girls' voices in choirs. Music includes Beethoven's
Cello Sonata in F, Op 5 No 1, played by Yo-Yo Ma at 5.40; Puccini's
Crisantemi after the 6.00 news; and Purcell's Funeral Music for Queen
Mary before the new releases at 7.00.


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter

: Performance on 3

Music as Life
The second of four concerts from
Glasgow's City Hall as the BBC
Scottish Symphony Orchestra and chief conductor Osmo Vanska continue their survey of Nielsen's six symphonies. Tonight, in a concert given last Saturday, two very different symphonies: the sunny, optimistic Sinfonia Espansiva and the enigmatic Sinfonia Semplice frame Ravel's song cycle
Sheherazade. Presented by Geoffrey Baskerville in conversation with David Fanning and Stephen Johnson. Valdine Anderson (soprano),
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Osmo Vanska
Nielsen Symphony No 3 (Sinfonia Espansiva)
Ravel Sheherazade
Nielsen Symphony No 6 (Sinfonia Semplice)
Next programme tomorrow 7.30pm


Presented By: Geoffrey Baskerville
Unknown: David Fanning
Unknown: Stephen Johnson.
Soprano: Valdine Anderson

: Postscript

3: Thank You for My Baby By Alison Joseph.


Unknown: Alison Joseph.

: Brassil!

Music by Silva and Villa-Lobos, performed by the brass group Brassil.

: Ensemble

In the second of two programmes,
Penny Gore introduces a selection of preludes and fugues from Bach's monumental "48", plus music by two composers for whom Bach was a major influence - though in very different ways.
Bach Preludes and Fugues: in B flat minor (Book 1); in F (Book 2) Bernard Roberts (piano)
Saint-Saens Cello Sonata No I in C minor (2nd mvt) Louise Hopkins , Alexander Madzar (piano)
Stravinsky Duo Concertant Krzysztof Smietana (violin), Caroline Palmer (piano)
Bach Preludes and Fugues: in E; in D minor (Book 2)
Bernard Roberts (piano) Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Piano: Bernard Roberts
Unknown: Louise Hopkins
Piano: Alexander Madzar
Violin: Krzysztof Smietana
Piano: Caroline Palmer
Piano: Bach Preludes
Piano: Bernard Roberts

: Night Waves

Laura Cumming meets
Paul Muldoon , one of the most influential poets of his generation. Muldoon's new collection, Hay, includes poems spinning off associations with some of his favourite music. He is also delivering this year's Clarendon
Lectures under the title To Ireland, I. Plus a profile of the influential
Finnish architect Alvar Aalto as a new exhibition opens to mark the centenary of his birth, and first-night news from the opening of a new version of Racine's Britannicus. Producer Lawrence Pollard


Unknown: Laura Cumming
Unknown: Paul Muldoon
Unknown: I. Plus
Unknown: Alvar Aalto
Producer: Lawrence Pollard

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton talks to Helen Shapiro about the songs and singers which have influenced her jazz career.


Talks: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Helen Shapiro

: Composer of the Week: Schumann

With Penny Gore.
Overture, Scherzo and Finale, Op 52 Dresden Staatskapelle, conductor Wolfgang Sawallisch
Piano Concerto in A minor (1st mvt) Stephen Kovacevich , BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Colin Davis
Symphony No 4 in D minor (original version) Orchestre RĂ©volutionnaire et Romantique, conductor John Eliot Gardiner Repeated from last Wednesday


Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch
Unknown: Stephen Kovacevich
Conductor: Colin Davis
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 From the Archives
Brahms Piano Concerto No 1 in D minor Rudolf Firkusny , Danish NRSO/Henry Swoboda
1.45 Dvorak Symphony No 9 in E minor (From the New World) Royal Danish Orchestra/Rafael Kubelik
2.30 Mozart String Quartet in B flat, K458 (Hunt) Orford Quartet
3.00 5.00 Schools
3.00 Time and Tune 3.20 Together
3.40 Dance Workshop
4.00 EAL Dance 4.20 Scottish
Resources 10-12 4.40 Talking
Points: Scottish Resources for RE
5.00 Corelli Sonata No 6
Pierre Pitzel and Mary-Jean Bolli (violas da gamba),
Augusta Campagne (harpsichord)
5.45 Schrecker Valse Lente
Nova Scotia SO/Georg Tintner


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Rudolf Firkusny
Unknown: Pierre Pitzel
Violas: Mary-Jean Bolli
Unknown: Nova Scotia

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