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: On Air

Stephanie Hughes with music and arts news, including a review of Michael Clark 's new dance work at the Roundhouse in London. Music includes at 6.10 Handel's Organ
Concerto in F, HWV295 (The Cuckoo and the Nightingale), played by Simon Preston with the English
Concert, director Trevor Pinnock ; at
7.10 Brahms's Three Intermezzos,
Op 117, played by pianist Leif Ove
Andsnes: and at 8.00 Strauss's Das
Rosenband performed by Christine Schafer (soprano) and the Berlin PO, conductor Claudio Abbado.


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Unknown: Michael Clark
Played By: Simon Preston
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Pianist: Leif Ove
Soprano: Christine Schafer
Conductor: Claudio Abbado.

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Britten Suite on English Folk Tunes Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, conductor Richard Hickox
9.17 Rachmaninov Russian Rhapsody Dmitri Alexeev and Nikolai Demidenko
9.26 Sibelius Luonnotar
Soile Isokoski (soprano), Gothenburg SO, conductor Neeme Jarvi
9.46 Brahms Viola Sonata in E flat,
Op 120 No 2 William Primose , Rudolf Firkusny (piano)
10.06 Arriaga Symphony in D minor Scottish Chamber Orchestra, conductor Charles Mackerras


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Unknown: Rhapsody Dmitri Alexeev
Pianos: Nikolai Demidenko
Pianos: Sibelius Luonnotar
Soprano: Soile Isokoski
Unknown: William Primose
Piano: Rudolf Firkusny
Conductor: Charles MacKerras

: Artist of the Week

Tasmin Little
Joan Bakewell talks to Tasmin Little about the lifestyle of a performing musician. With music from the film
Schindler's List and works by Dohnanyi and Delius.


Talks: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Tasmin Little

: Sound Stories

Donald Macleod presents musical portraits of five absolute rulers. 5: Stalin. Josef Stalin succeeded
Lenin and led his nation through the Second World War. Russia is still coming to terms with his legacy. Music includes:
Shostakovich Symphony No 10 (2nd mvt) London Philharmonic, conductor Andrew Davis
Shostakovich Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (excerpt)
Galina Vishnevskaya (soprano), LPO, conductor Mstislav Rostropovich Prokofiev Symphony No 1 in D (Classical) LSO, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas
Prokoflev Romeo and Juliet (excerpt) New York PO, conductor Kurt Masur Mozart Piano Concerto No 23 in A, K488 Maria Yudina , Moscow RSO, conductor Alexander Gauk


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Josef Stalin
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Conductor: Shostakovich Lady MacBeth
Soprano: Galina Vishnevskaya
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas
Conductor: Prokoflev Romeo
Conductor: Kurt Masur
Unknown: Maria Yudina
Conductor: Alexander Gauk

: Composer of the Week: Monteverdi

With Simon Heighes.
Opera for All. In the late 1630s, Monteverdi was an enthusiastic supporter of new public opera houses opening in Venice. One of his first pieces for them - L'lncoronazione di
Poppea - created a sensation through its searing portrayal of passion, love and betrayal at the court of Emperor Nero. Simon Heighes introduces excerpts from this work and from the public opera 11 Ritomo d'Ulisse in Patria. Repeated next Friday 12 midnight


Unknown: Simon Heighes.
Introduces: Simon Heighes

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Schubert Ensemble of London
Woolrich Piano Quartet No 2 (Sestina) (first performance)
Franck Piano Quintet in F minor Repeat

: The BBC Archive

Two Strings to a Bow
In the last of eight programmes, Stephen Plaistow explores two composers from different centuries. Liszt and Rachmaninov. Two of the greatest executant-composers in the history of the piano. Tamas Vasary and Sviatoslav Richter play their first concertos, Richter plays some
Rachmaninov preludes, Margaret Price sings in Russian, Elisabeth Soderstrom sings in French, and Alfred Brendel makes a case for
Liszt the seeker and pioneer.
Scottish pianist Frederic Lamond , one of Liszt's last pupils, remembers the master and his piano lessons. Producer Christine Hardwick


Unknown: Stephen Plaistow
Piano: Tamas Vasary
Piano: Sviatoslav Richter
Unknown: Elisabeth Soderstrom
Unknown: Alfred Brendel
Pianist: Frederic Lamond
Producer: Christine Hardwick

: Music Restored

Repeated from yesterday 10pm

: Music Machine

Dynamics are crucial to electronic music. With spatial and surround sound, the possibilities are endless. Jonty Harrison opens up the world of electro-acoustic music to Tommy Pearson. Repeat


Unknown: Jonty Harrison
Unknown: Tommy Pearson.

: In Tune

At the end of a week focusing on the role of children's choirs, Humphrey Carpenter chairs a discussion about the future of school choirs. Music features Brahms's Nanie performed by the Atlanta Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Robert Shaw , at 5.45; Boellman's Suite Gothique played by organist Marie-Claire Alain ; and Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite before 7.00.


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Conductor: Robert Shaw
Organist: Marie-Claire Alain

: Performance on 3

From the Waterfront Hall,
Belfast. Mahler described his third symphony as "a gigantic musical poem, beginning with inanimate nature and rising to the love of God."
Charlotte Hellekant (mezzo). Boys of St George's Parish Church Choir, Ladies of the Belfast Philharmonic
Choir, Ulster Orchestra, conductor Andrew Litton
Mahler Symphony No 3

: Postscript

5: All at Sea
By Pippa Gladhill.


Unknown: Pippa Gladhill.

: Donatoni Composer Portrait

Anthony Burton introduces the first of two Composer Portrait concerts, featuring music by the great Italian Franco Donatoni. A second concert, featuring the music of Magnus Lindberg , is broadcast next week. Nicole Tibbels (soprano), BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Thomas Ades
Donatoni Duo per Bruno; Arias; In Cauda II


Introduces: Anthony Burton
Unknown: Franco Donatoni.
Unknown: Magnus Lindberg
Conductor: Thomas Ades

: Paderewski Plays Chopin

Ballade No 3 in A flat, Op 47;
Scherzo No 3 in C sharp minor, Op 39

: Mississippi Goddam

The second of three programmes in which Helen Mayhew explores the career of jazz legend Nina Simone.
Singing for Civil Rights. Nina Simone played a powerful part in the campaign for civil rights in America during the sixties, writing some of the hardest-hitting protest songs, including Mississippi Goddam;
Young, Gifted and Black; and Four Women. She became the voice of the movement, alongside
Martin Luther King , Stokely Carmichael and Malcolm X. She talks candidly about the part she played and her eventual rejection of the country she fought so hard to improve. The period had an enormous impact on her music and her emotions, which all poured into her improvisational performances.
Broadcaster and writer Darcus Howe talks about the impact of her work. Other guests include Maya Angelou , John Fordham and Dianne Reeve. Repeated from Saturday 6pm


Unknown: Helen Mayhew
Unknown: Nina Simone.
Unknown: Nina Simone
Unknown: Martin Luther King
Unknown: Stokely Carmichael
Talks: Darcus Howe
Unknown: Maya Angelou
Unknown: John Fordham
Unknown: Dianne Reeve.

: Composer of the Week: Schumann

With Penny Gore.
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 F Roger Montgomery , Gavin Edwards , Susan Dent and Robert Maskell (horns), Orchestre R6volutionnaire et Romantique, conductor John Eliot Gardiner Repeated from last Friday


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: Roger Montgomery
Unknown: Gavin Edwards
Unknown: Susan Dent
Horns: Robert Maskell
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Purcell Dioclesian Lynne Dawson and Gillian Fisher
(sopranos), Rogers Covey-Crump and Paul Elliott (tenors), Michael George and Stephen Varcoe (basses),
Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque
Soloists, director John Eliot Gardiner
2.30 Arensky Suite No 3 James Anagnoson and Leslie Kinton (pianos)
3.00 Ippolltov-lvanov Caucasian Sketches Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, conductor Uri Mayer
3.30 Dvorak Symphony No 7 in A Ukranian NRSO. conductor Volodimir Sirenko
4.20 William Brade Consort Music
Hesperion XX, director Jordi Savall
4.45 Ravel Suite: Mother Goose
Canberra Wind Soloists
5.15 Beethoven Symphony No 2 in D Warsaw Sinfonia, conductor Grzegorz Nowak


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Purcell Dioclesian Lynne
Sopranos: Gillian Fisher
Tenors: Paul Elliott
Tenors: Michael George
Tenors: Stephen Varcoe
Director: John Eliot Gardiner
Unknown: James Anagnoson
Pianos: Leslie Kinton
Conductor: Uri Mayer
Conductor: Volodimir Sirenko
Conductor: William Brade
Director: Jordi Savall
Conductor: Grzegorz Nowak

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