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: On Air

Stephanie Hughes reviews an exhibition at the Tate Gallery encapsulating the art of the country house. Music includes at 6.40
Sibellus's Finlandia with chorus; at
7.45 Poulenc's Suite Française played by members of the French National Orchestra, conductor
Charles Dutoit ; and after the 8.00 news Monteverdi's setting of the psalm Laetatus Sum performed by the Gabrieli Consort and Players, conductor Paul McCreesh.


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Unknown: Gabrieli Consort
Conductor: Paul McCreesh.

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Bach Triple Concerto in A minor, BWV1044 Wilbert Hazelzet (flute),
Andreas Staier (harpsichord), Musica Antiqua Koln , director Reinhard Goebel
9.21 Tavener The Tyger; The Lamb Westminster Abbey Choir, conductor Martin Neary
9.32 Mozart Piano Sonata in A, K331 Zoltan Kocsis
9.57 Ravel Pavane pour une Infante Défunte LSO, conductor Claudio Abbado
10.05 Tchaikovsky Francesca da
Rimini London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leopold Stokowski


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Flute: Wilbert Hazelzet
Harpsichord: Andreas Staier
Harpsichord: Musica Antiqua Koln
Director: Reinhard Goebel
Conductor: Martin Neary
Unknown: Zoltan Kocsis
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Conductor: Tchaikovsky Francesca
Conductor: Leopold Stokowski

: Artist of the Week

Mstlslav Rostropovich
Mstislav Rostropovich talks to Joan Bakewell about his devotion to the music of Shostakovich and his relationship with the composer. Including excerpts from
Shostakovlch's works for cello and from the opera Lady Macbeth.


Unknown: Mstlslav Rostropovich
Talks: Mstislav Rostropovich
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Sound Stories

Briefer Candles
Richard Baker looks at the all-too-brief lives of some famous musicians.
2: Ginette Neveu. After winning the Wieniawski competition at the age of 15, French violinist Ginette Neveu had a sensational international career which was tragically cut short when she was killed in an air crash at the age of 30. With music including: Strauss Violin Sonata
Ravel Tzigane Jean Neveu (piano) Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor
(excerpt) Philharmonia, conductor Walter Susskind
Brahms Violin Concerto in D (excerpt) Philharmonia, conductor Issay Dobrowen


Unknown: Richard Baker
Musicians: Ginette Neveu.
Violinist: Ginette Neveu
Conductor: Walter Susskind
Conductor: Issay Dobrowen

: Composer of the Week: Debussy

Roger Nichols surveys the music of Debussy's last ten years. Today, he introduces music from 1910.
Iberia (Images) CBSO, conductor Simon Rattle
Trois Ballades de Francois Villon Camille Maurane (baritone), Lamoureux
Orchestra, conductor Jean Fournet
La Plus que Lente
French National Radio Orchestra, conductor Jean Martinon
Preludes (Book 2): Brouillards Noel Lee (piano)
Général Lavine - Eccentric
Jean-Yves Thibaudet
La Terrasse des Audiences
Walter Gieseking
Feux dartifice Krystian Zimerman Repeated next Tuesday 12 midnight


Unknown: Roger Nichols
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Conductor: Jean Fournet
Conductor: Jean Martinon
Piano: Brouillards Noel Lee
Unknown: Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Unknown: La Terrasse
Unknown: Walter Gieseking

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

From Studio 1, Broadcasting House, Belfast, the second of four lunchtime concerts introduced by John Toal.
Piers Adams (recorders), Howard Beach (piano)
Ernst Krahmer Introduction and Variations, Op 23
York Bowen Recorder Sonata
Rubbra Meditations on 'Coeurs
Nonnan Fulton Scottish Suite
Hunyady Concert Polonaise


Introduced By: John Toal.
Introduced By: Piers Adams

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Symphony Orchestra Conductor Andrew Davis ,
Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano) Weber Overture: Oberon
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat
Turnage Momentum
Elgar Symphony No 2 in E flat


Conductor: Andrew Davis
Piano: Jean-Yves Thibaudet

: Voices

Edith Mathis
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)
Repeated from yesterday 10pm


Unknown: Edith Mathis
Soprano: Edith Mathis
Soprano: Edith Mathis
Piano: Graham Johnson
Piano: Beethoven Andenken
Unknown: Wolf Gebet
Unknown: Zum Neuen Jahr

: Music Machine

Famous Names
Tommy Pearson meets four special guests from the world of music. Today he talks to composer and arranger Ronnie Hazlehurst.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Ronnie Hazlehurst.

: In Tune

As a new production of Boris Godunov opens at the Coliseum, Sean Rafferty talks to bass John Tomlinson as he prepares for the role. Music includes Janacek's Taras
Bulba and Salnt-Saens's Cello
Concerto No 1 in A minor.


Unknown: Boris Godunov
Talks: Sean Rafferty
Bass: John Tomlinson

: Performance on 3

From the Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, continuing a season of chamber recitals.
Tonight, three trios written in memory of friends and heroes. Passionate and brilliant music from the last days of the Russian empire is performed by one of the most exciting ensembles of the moment.
Introduced by Linda Ormiston. Gould Trio
Rachmaninov Elegiac Trio No 1 in G minor
Arensky Piano Trio No 1 in D minor, Op 32
8.30 Adultery and Other Diversions The second of four interval programmes in which novelist
Tim Parks reads from his new collection of essays which vividly - and often controversially - cast an eye on contemporary mores. Glory
8.50 Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A minor, Op 50


Introduced By: Linda Ormiston.
Unknown: Tim Parks

: Postscript

Grave New World
David Gale talks to five leading thinkers about their own radical vision of the future.
2: Visionary novelist JG Ballard talks about the psychological future and the emergence of new personality types we have never seen before. He sees the 21st century as a place where the psychopath will prosper.


Talks: David Gale
Talks: Jg Ballard

: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Conductor Andrej Kukal , Ivan Zenaty (violin)
Gemrot Violin Concerto


Conductor: Andrej Kukal
Violin: Ivan Zenaty

: Night Waves

Richard Coles reassesses the bizarre and uneven relationship between Nietzsche and Wagner in light of Joachim Kohler 's study, Nietzsche and Wagner: a Letter in Subjugation. He asks how much Nietzsche's thought and writing was influenced by this turbulent friendship.
And ten years on from The Bonfire of the Vanities, Tom Wolfe produces a portrait of America on the edge of the millennium: Richard Coles reviews his new novel, A Man in Full. Producer Anthony Denselow


Unknown: Richard Coles
Unknown: Joachim Kohler
Unknown: Tom Wolfe
Unknown: Richard Coles
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton presents more from the Tenor Gladness concert at the Brecon Jazz Festival, with comments from the players on jazz's own three tenors concert.


Unknown: Alyn Shipton

: Composer of the Week: Monteverdi

With Simon Heighes.
Vespers at St Mark's. Despite being robbed by highwaymen en route,
Monteverdi arrived safely in Venice in 1613. At the great Basilica of St Mark , he provided music both for public ceremonial and private devotions. Today's programme includes such examples as Beatus Vir, Dixit Dominus and the magnificent Magnificat. Repeated from last Tuesday


Unknown: Simon Heighes.
Unknown: St Mark
Unknown: Dixit Dominus

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Graz Cappella Nova, directed by Otto Kargl , perform music written for the Vienna Royal Chapel, including:
Fux Laudate Dominum
Caldara Stabat Mater
Herrmann Reutter Ecce Quomodo Moritur Justus
Gassmann Stabat Mater
Fux Missa Pro Grationem Actione
2.05 Mozart Serenade in E flat, K375 Toronto Chamber Winds
2.35 Jacob Bijster Variations Gert Oost (organ)
3.00 Schools
3.00 Playtime 3.15 Time to Move
3.15 Let's Make a Story 3.50 Drama Workshop 4.10 In the News Special Edition 4.30 Hop, Skip and Jump
4.45 Eadar Eisteachd
5.00 Bizet Carmen: Suite No 1 Slovenian Radio Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Marko Munih
5.25 Johann Rinck Variations on "Herr Jesu " Aart Bergwerff (organ)
5.40 Resplghl Suite: Ancient Airs and Dances CBC Vancouver
Symphony Orchestra, conductor Mario Bernardi


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Directed By: Otto Kargl
Unknown: Jacob Bijster
Unknown: Gert Oost
Conductor: Marko Munih
Conductor: Johann Rinck Variations
Unknown: Herr Jesu
Unknown: Aart Bergwerff
Conductor: Mario Bernardi

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