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: On Air

Stephanie Hughes reports on the People's Choice - the architecture award voted for by the public. Music includes at 6.55 Watton's coronation march Crown Imperial conducted by Andre Previn ; and at 8.40 Purcell's
St Cecilia's Day ode Welcome to All the Pleasures performed by the Taverner Consort, Choir and Players, conductor Andrew Parrott.
Producer Arthur Johnson


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Conducted By: Andre Previn
Conductor: Andrew Parrott.
Producer: Arthur Johnson

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday , featuring
Tchaikovsky tone poems and vintage performances by Leopold Stokowski. Tchaikovsky The Tempest
Washington DC National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Antal Dorati
9.20 Scarlatti Sonata in G, Kk520
Mikhail Pletnev (piano)
9.25 Stravinsky Divertimento Isabelle van Keulen (violin), Olli Mustonen (piano)
9.47 Rachmanlnov Symphony No 3 in A minor National Philharmonic, conductor Leopold Stokowski Producer Tony Cheevers Discs


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Leopold Stokowski.
Conductor: Antal Dorati
Piano: Mikhail Pletnev
Piano: Stravinsky Divertimento
Violin: Isabelle van Keulen
Piano: Olli Mustonen
Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Producer: Tony Cheevers

: Artist of the Week

Mstlslav Rostropovich
Joan Bakewell 's guest this week is
Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich. With music by Tchaikovsky and Musorgsky and excerpts from his recording of Beethoven's Triple
Concerto with Sviatoslav Richter and David Oistrakh , their conversation traces his musical development in the Soviet Union of the forties and fifties.
Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Mstlslav Rostropovich
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Mstislav Rostropovich.
Unknown: Sviatoslav Richter
Unknown: David Oistrakh
Producer: Alan Hall

: Sound Stories

Briefer Candles
Richard Baker spends this week looking at the all-too-brief lives of some famous musicians.
1: Jacqueline du Pre. There have been many brief lives in the world of music, but few as touching as that of cellist Jacqueline du Pre. Her immense talent was prematurely destroyed by multiple sclerosis, but her art survives in unforgettable recordings. Including:
Bgar Cello Concerto in E minor (excerpt) London Symphony Orchestra, conductor John Barbirolli
Saint-Sains The Swan (Carnival of the Animals) Osian Ellis (harp)
Brahms Cello Sonata No 2 in F, Op 99 (1st mvt) Daniel Barenboim (piano)
Schumann Cello Concerto in A minor
ECO, conductor Daniel Barenboim E-MAIL: sound.stories@bbc.co.uk
FACTSHEET: send an sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Richard Baker
Musicians: Jacqueline du Pre.
Unknown: Jacqueline du Pre.
Conductor: John Barbirolli
Harp: Osian Ellis
Piano: Daniel Barenboim
Conductor: Daniel Barenboim

: Composer of the Week: Claude Debussy

Roger Nichols surveys the music of Debussy's last ten years. He starts by looking at the years 1908 to 1910. Suite: Children's Comer (excerpts) Alfred Cortot (piano) Première
Rapsodie Gaston Hamelin (clarinet), Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, conductor Piero Coppola
Preludes (Book 1): Danseuses de Delphes; Voiles
Walter Gieseking (piano)
Les Sons et les Parfums; Les Collines d'Anacapri Krystian Zimerman
Ce qu'a Vu le Vent d'Ouest; La Fille aux Cheveux de Un Jean-Yves Thibaudet
La Serenade Interrompue; La Cathedrale Engloutie Walter Gieseking (piano)
Le Promenoir des Deux Amants
Maggie Teyte (soprano), Alfred Cortot (piano) Producer Steve Portnoi
Repeated next Monday 12 midnight


Unknown: Roger Nichols
Piano: Alfred Cortot
Clarinet: Rapsodie Gaston Hamelin
Conductor: Piero Coppola
Unknown: Krystian Zimerman
Piano: Walter Gieseking
Piano: Alfred Cortot
Producer: Steve Portnoi

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Wlgmore Hall Chamber Series
From the Wigmore Hall,
London, continuing the focus on Beethoven.
Takacs Quartet
Beethoven String Quartet in C minor, Op 18 No 4
Bartok String Quartet No 3 Repeated Saturday lpm

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Conductors Yan Pascal Tortelier and Vassily Sinaisky , Martin Roscoe (piano) Beethoven Piano Concerto No 1 in C
Bruckner Symphony No 8 in C minor


Unknown: Vassily Sinaisky
Piano: Martin Roscoe

: Opera in Action

Ruth Mackenzie , general director of Scottish Opera, introduces a selection of operatic highlights.
Death. A look at death in opera, with excerpts from Verdi's Aida, Strauss's Elektra and Purcell's Dido and Aeneas.
Producer Gautam Rangarajan


Unknown: Ruth MacKenzie
Producer: Gautam Rangarajan

: Music Machine

Famous Names
Tommy Pearson meets four special guests from the world of music. Today he talks to jazz singer Cassandra Wilson.
Producer Christina Pritchard


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Singer: Cassandra Wilson.
Producer: Christina Pritchard

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty talks to Diane Solway about her biography of Rudolf Nureyev. Music includes Tippett's Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli and Shostakovich's Jazz Suite No 1. Producer Joanne Whitworth


Talks: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Diane Solway
Unknown: Rudolf Nureyev.
Producer: Joanne Whitworth

: Performance on 3

Music as Life
The last of four concerts from
Glasgow's City Hall as the BBC
Scottish Symphony Orchestra and chief conductor Osmo Vanska conclude their survey of Nielsen's symphonies. Tonight, in a concert given last
Saturday, Nielsen's masterpiece: his war symphony, a titanic struggle between good and evil. Plus an epic and powerful new concerto by Scotland's leading living composer. Presented by Geoffrey Baskerville in conversation with Stephen Johnson , David Fanning and James MacMillan. Raphael Wallfisch (cello),
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Osmo Vanska
James MacMillan Cello Concerto
Nielsen Symphony No 5


Conductor: Osmo Vanska
Presented By: Geoffrey Baskerville
Unknown: Stephen Johnson
Unknown: David Fanning
Unknown: James MacMillan.
Cello: Raphael Wallfisch
Conductor: Osmo Vanska
Cello: James MacMillan

: Postscript

Grave New World
David Gale talks to five leading thinkers about their own radical vision of the future.
1: Controversial American academic
Elaine Showalter argues that modem illnesses like Gulf War syndrome and Chronic Fatigue syndrome are really forms of mass hysteria. She explores the new and mutant forms of "psychological plague" likely to emerge as we enter the next millennium.
Producer Tessa Watt


Talks: David Gale
Unknown: Elaine Showalter
Producer: Tessa Watt

: Solomon Plays Liszt and Beethoven

Uszt La Leggierezza (Concert Studies); Au Bord d'une Source (Annees de Pelerinage)
Beethoven Piano Sonata in A, Op 101

: Voices

Edith Mathls
The first of two programmes featuring the great German soprano
Edith Mathis , recorded last September in recital at London's Wigmore Hall. Edith Mathis (soprano), Graham Johnson (piano)
Beethoven Andenken ; Mignon;
Wonne der Wehmut, Op 83 No 1; Der Geheimnis; Der Wachtelschlag Wolf Gebet : Denk' Es, 0 Seele!; Auf ein Altes Bild; Zum Neuen Jahr ;
Begegnung; Nimersatte Liebe; Bei einer Trauung; In der Fruhe; Er Ist's
(Morike Lieder)
Producer Adam Gatehouse. Rpd tomorrow 4pm The final Edith Mathis programme is broadcast on 23 November


Unknown: Edith Mathls
Soprano: Edith Mathis
Soprano: Edith Mathis
Piano: Graham Johnson
Piano: Beethoven Andenken
Unknown: Wolf Gebet
Unknown: Zum Neuen Jahr
Producer: Adam Gatehouse.
Unknown: Edith Mathis

: Mixing It

Singer June Tabor talks to
Mark Russell and Robert Sandall about three inspirational musical tracks. Producer Ekene Akalawu


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

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton introduces the first of three excerpts from a concert given by Tenor Gladness at this year's Brecon Jazz Festival.
Producer Terry Carter
E-MAIL: jazz.notes@bbc.co.uk


Introduces: Alyn Shipton
Producer: Terry Carter

: Composer of the Week: Claudio Monteverdi

Simon Heighes introduces madrigals from Monteverdi's fourth and fifth books, plus excerpts from his dramatic works.
Repeated from last Monday


Introduces: Simon Heighes

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Les Talens Lyriques/Christophe Rousset, Veronique Gens (soprano) Lully Les Amours Desguisees
(Armide) Couperin La Pliémontoise (Les Nations) Rameau Cantata: Le Berger Fidele Leclalr Deuxième Recreation de Musique d'une Exécution Facile
2.20 Glazunov Suite: Scenes de
Ballet Bratislava RSO/Oliver Dohnanyi
3.00 Schools
3.00 Music Box 3.15 Something to Think About 3.30 The Song Tree
3.45 Stories and Rhymes 4.00
Primary Geography 4.15 Music for Dance 4.30 Hopscotch 4.45 Scottish Resources 7-9
5.00 Monteverdi Altri Canti di Marte
(Madrigali Guerrieri et Amorosi) Prague Madrigalists
5.30 Poulenc, orch Berkeley Flute Sonata Emmanuel Pahud, Suisse Romande Orchestra/
Enrique Garcia-Asensio
5.50 JCF Bach Symphony in D minor Das Kleine Konzert


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Soprano: Veronique Gens
Unknown: Madrigali Guerrieri
Unknown: Enrique Garcia-Asensio
Unknown: Das Kleine Konzert

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