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: On Air

Stephanie Hughes reviews the new production of Boris Godunov by English National Opera.
Music includes Monteverdi's
Lamento d'Arianna and Hoist's St
Paul's Suite.


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Unknown: Boris Godunov

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Borodin Polovtsian Dances
(Prince Igor)
Royal Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Leopold Stokowski
9.13 Liszt Piano Sonata in B minor
Martha Argerich
9.40 Michael Haydn Incidental music: Zaire
Collegium Aureum, conductor Franzjosef Maier
10.00 Tavener Song for Athene Westminster Abbey Choir, conductor Martin Neary
10.08 Tchaikovsky Hamlet Fantasy Overture
Russian National Orchestra, conductor Mikhail Pletnev


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Unknown: Martha Argerich
Unknown: Michael Haydn Incidental
Conductor: Franzjosef Maier
Conductor: Martin Neary
Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev

: Artist of the Week

Mstlslav Rostropovich
Along with Shostakovich and Britten, the third influential figure in Mstislav Rostropovich 's musical life has been Sergei Prokofiev. With excerpts from Prokofiev's works for cello, the symphonies and Romeo and Juliet, the cellist reveals his feelings about the composer at a time of oppressive state influence.


Unknown: Mstlslav Rostropovich
Unknown: Mstislav Rostropovich
Unknown: Sergei Prokofiev.

: Sound Stories

Briefer Candles
Richard Baker looks at the all-too-brief lives of some famous musicians.
4: Guido Cantelli. In 1951, the young conductor Guido Cantelli electrified a Royal Festival Hall audience with his performance of Mendelssohn's Italian Symphony. He was
Arturo Toscanini 's chosen heir and had just become musical director of La Scala before he was tragically killed in an air crash at the age of 36. Including: Mendelssohn Symphony No 4 in A (Italian) (excerpt)
Rossini The Thieving Magpie (excerpt)
Tchaikovsky Symphony No 6 in B minor (Pathetique) (excerpt) Philharmonia
Haydn Symphony No 93 in D (excerpt)
NBC Symphony Orchestra


Unknown: Richard Baker
Musicians: Guido Cantelli.
Conductor: Guido Cantelli
Unknown: Arturo Toscanini
Unknown: La Scala

: Composer of the Week: Debussy

Roger Nichols surveys the music of Debussy's last ten years. Today, he introduces music from 1914 and 1915. Epigraphes Antiques Werner Haas and Noel Lee (piano duet) Berceuse Heroique
French National Radio Orchestra, conductor Jean Martinon
En Blanc et Noir
Katia and Marielle Labeque (pianos) Cello Sonata Maurice Gendron ,
Jean Frangaix (piano)
Pour les Notes Repetes (Etudes) Garrick Ohlsson (piano)
Repeated next Thursday 12 midnight


Unknown: Roger Nichols
Unknown: Werner Haas
Piano: Noel Lee
Conductor: Jean Martinon
Unknown: Maurice Gendron
Piano: Jean Frangaix
Piano: Garrick Ohlsson

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

The fourth of five concerts given earlier this year by the Lindsays of quartets by Shostakovich and Tippett. The Lindsays
Tippett String Quartet No 4
Shostakovich String Quartet No 9, Op 117 Repeat

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductors Ingo Metzmacher and Mark Wigglesworth , Peter Donohoe (piano), Valdine Anderson (soprano) Debussy Prélude a I'Après-Midi d'un Faune
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 4 in G
Messiaen Oiseaux Exotiques Lutoslawski Chantefleurs et
Stravinsky Suite: The Firebird (1945 version)


Unknown: Mark Wigglesworth
Piano: Peter Donohoe
Piano: Valdine Anderson

: Ensemble

Repeated from yesterday 10pm

: Music Machine

Famous Names
Tommy Pearson meets four special guests from the world of music.
Today he talks to singer, songwriter and drummer Phil Collins.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Phil Collins.

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty 's guest is jazz musician Joe Lovano , who is making an appearance at the Barbican in London. Music includes works by Schumann and Saint-Saens and, at about 6.30, Korngold's Violin
Concerto played by Itzhak Perlman and the Pittsburgh Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Andre Previn.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Musician: Joe Lovano
Played By: Itzhak Perlman
Conductor: Andre Previn.

: Performance on 3

More from the London Symphony Orchestra's Shostakovich retrospective, conducted by the composer's friend Mstislav Rostropovich.
Maxim Vengerov (violin),
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Mstislav Rostropovich Shostakovich Memory; Winter
Garden (Film music: Michurin); Violin Concerto No 1; Symphony No 10 Next programme tomorrow 7.30pm


Unknown: Mstislav Rostropovich.
Violin: Maxim Vengerov
Conductor: Mstislav Rostropovich

: Postscript

Grave New World
David Gale talks to five leading thinkers about their vision of the future.
4: Science-fiction writer Paul McAuley is a former research biologist fascinated by the possibilities of biotechnology. He projects the dreams and nightmares of genetic engineering into the near and distant future.


Talks: David Gale
Unknown: Paul McAuley

: Music Restored

York Early Music Festival 1998 The Grand Tour. Lucie Skeaping introduces another compilation from this year's York Early Music Festival. John Ward Upon a Bank with Roses: Cor Mio , Deh, Non Languire Emma Kirkby (soprano), Rose Consort of Viols
Dowland Kingvf Denmark 's Galliard Landgrave of Hessen Pavane Gregorio Huwet Fantasie Nigel North (lute)
Dufay Mirandas Parit Haec Urbs Florentina Puellas Liber Unsualis 14th-century anon Italian La
Manfredina; Chrominciamento di Gioia Sinfonye
Handel Dica il Falso, Dica il Vero
(Alessandro) Emma Kirkby (soprano), Rose Consort of Viols
Byrd Browning Rose Consort of Viols Producer Mark Rowlinson
Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Cor Mio
Soprano: Languire Emma Kirkby
Unknown: Dowland Kingvf Denmark
Unknown: Gregorio Huwet Fantasie
Unknown: Nigel North
Unknown: Gioia Sinfonye
Unknown: Handel Dica
Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Soprano: Rose Consort
Producer: Mark Rowlinson

: Night Waves

In her new book, The Argument
Culture, American linguist Deborah Tannen challenges the notion that the best way to explore an idea is to set up a debate. She claims the adversarial culture of politics and the media often distorts the real issues.
Paul Allen tries not to be too confrontational in discussing her views. Producer Belinda Sample


Unknown: Deborah Tannen
Unknown: Paul Allen

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton concludes the week's tenor theme by remembering some great British players.


Unknown: Alyn Shipton

: Composer of the Week: Monteverdi

With Simon Heighes.
Music for a Venetian Nobleman. One of Monteverdi's most important Venetian patrons was Senator Giovanni Mocenigo. Today's programme includes some of the experimental works performed at his palace and later published as the Eighth Book of Madrigals. In 11
Combattimento di Tancredi the new expressive and highly charged music moved its first audience - claimed
Monteverdi - to tears and then to rapturous applause.
Repeated from last Thursday


Unknown: Simon Heighes.
Unknown: Giovanni Mocenigo.

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Mahler Symphony Series Symphony No 3
Larissa Diadkova (soprano), Elburg City Boys' Choir, Netherlands Radio
Choir and Philharmonic, conductor Edo de Waart
2.50 Brahms Meine Liebe 1st Grun, Op 63 No 5:
Wie Melodien Zieht Es Mir, Op 105 No 1;
Feldeinsamkeit, Op 86 No 2 Urszula Kirygen (mezzo),
Katarzyna Jankowska (piano)
3.00 Schools
3.00 Alphabet Time
3.10 Music Workshop
3.30 Let's Move
3.50 Words Alive!
4.05 First Steps in Drama
4.20 Listen and Write
4.40 Higher Still Geography
5.00 Offenbach Barcarolle (The Tales of Hoffmann)
Calgary Philharmonic, conductor Mario Bernardi
5.25 Beethoven Ah! Perfido Rosamund Illing (soprano),
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, conductor Herbert Esser
5.45 Sweelinck Cantate Domino
Canticum Novum
Netherlands Chamber Choir, Bernard Winsemius (organ), conductor Peter Phillips
5.50 Buxtehude Toccata in F,
Ludger Lohmann (organ) Producer Peter Thresh


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Soprano: Larissa Diadkova
Conductor: Edo de Waart
Conductor: Brahms Meine Liebe
Piano: Katarzyna Jankowska
Conductor: Mario Bernardi
Soprano: Rosamund Illing
Conductor: Herbert Esser
Unknown: Bernard Winsemius
Conductor: Peter Phillips
Unknown: Ludger Lohmann
Producer: Peter Thresh

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