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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with arts news and music, including at 6.10
Edward Naylor 's advent motet Vox Dicentis: Clama sung by the Choir of King's College, Cambridge; at 7.15
Beethoven's Horn Sonata in F, Op 17, 7, played by David Pyatt and Martin Jones (piano); and before the 8.00 news, Prokofiev's Classical Symphony played by the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, conductor Claudio Abbado.


Unknown: Edward Naylor
Played By: David Pyatt
Played By: Martin Jones
Conductor: Claudio Abbado.

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday , featuring concertos by Weber, and Rachmaninov playing piano music by other composers. Rameau Overture: Zais
Les Talens Lyriques, director Christophe Rousset
9.07 Weber Piano Concerto No 1 in C
Peter Rosel , Dresden Staatskapelle, conductor Herbert Blomstedt
9.29 Ravel Sheherazade Teresa
Berganza (mezzo), Toulouse Capitole Orchestra, conductor Michel Plasson
9.46 Chopin Five Waltzes
Sergei Rachmaninov (piano)
10.02 Smetana String Quartet No 1 in E minor (From My Life) Takacs Quartet Producer Arthur Johnson Discs


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Director: Christophe Rousset
Unknown: Peter Rosel
Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt
Conductor: Michel Plasson
Piano: Sergei Rachmaninov
Producer: Arthur Johnson

: Artist of the Week

Peter Katin
Joan Bakewell talks to pianist Peter Katin , who has spent more than 50 years at the keyboard but detests the label "prodigy". Music includes Chopin, Uszt and Scarlatti. Producer Mark Alexander


Unknown: Peter Katin
Talks: Joan Bakewell
Pianist: Peter Katin
Producer: Mark Alexander

: Sound Stories

Musical Parisians
With Richard Baker.
1: Louis XIV. Louis XIV was a musician and a dancer, and music played a large part in his life. It accompanied much of his daily routine at court, and in the hands of his master of music, Jean-Baptiste Lully , it became an instrument of power, underlining the magnificence of the Sun King. Lully Symphonie (Te Deum) Le Concert Spirituel, director Herve Niquet
Lully Ballet de Xerxes (excerpts) Aradia Baroque Ensemble, director Kevin Mallon
Couperin Les Dominos Charivari Agreable
Lully L 'Amour Malade (excerpt) Aradia Baroque Ensemble, director Kevin Mallon
Producer Tony Sellors
E-MAIL: sound.stories@bbc.co.uk
FACTSHEET: send an sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Richard Baker.
Music: Jean-Baptiste Lully
Director: Kevin Mallon
Director: Couperin Les Dominos
Unknown: Charivari Agreable
Director: Kevin Mallon
Producer: Tony Sellors

: Composer of the Week: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Chris Wines introduces music reflecting aspects of Mozart the performer. 1: Violin/Viola
Movement in F, K33b
Ton Koopman (harpsichord) March in D, K249
Dresden Staatskapelle, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Serenade in D, K250 (Haffner) lona Brown (violin), ASMF, conductor Neville Marriner
Prelude and Fugue in G minor, K404a No 2 (after Bach) Grumiaux Trio
Sinfonia Concertante in E flat, K364 Itzhak Perlman (violin),
Pinchas Zukerman (viola),
Israel Philharmonic , conductor Zubin Mehta Producer Verity Sharp
Repeated next Monday 12 midnight


Introduces: Chris Wines
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Violin: Lona Brown
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Violin: Itzhak Perlman
Viola: Pinchas Zukerman
Viola: Israel Philharmonic
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Producer: Verity Sharp

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert Wigmore Hall Chamber Series

From the Wigmore Hall, London.
Stephanie Hughes introduces the London debut of mezzo Lorraine Hunt , who is accompanied by Roger Vignoles
(piano) in songs by Handel, Mahler's Ruckert-Lieder and songs from her native America.
Repeated Saturday lpm


Introduces: Stephanie Hughes
Unknown: Lorraine Hunt
Accompanied By: Roger Vignoles

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductor Osmo Vanska,
Marco Rizzi (violin)
Wallace The Passing of Beatrice Beethoven Symphony No 1 in C
Bruch Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor
Tchaikovsky Symphony No 6 in B minor (Pathetique)


Violin: Marco Rizzi

: Opera in Action

Ruth Mackenzie , general director of Scottish Opera, introduces a selection of operatic highlights. The Conductor. Excerpts from Wagner's Die Walkure and Gershwin's Porgy and Bess. Producer Gautam Rangarajan


Unknown: Ruth MacKenzie
Producer: Gautam Rangarajan

: Music Machine

The Inner Ear
Tommy Pearson begins a week of programmes looking at how the ear and the brain between them determine the way in which we hear music. He starts the week with a trip inside the ear with Brian Moore of Cambridge University to find out how it works.
Producer Chris Wines. WEB ADDRESS: www.bbc.co. uk/music_machine/


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Brian Moore
Producer: Chris Wines.

: In Tune

With Sean Rafferty , including music by Mozart and Copland, and at 6.40 Beethoven's Bagatelles, Op 126. played by pianist Stephen Kovacevich.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Pianist: Stephen Kovacevich.

: Performance on 3

American composer John Adams visits Britain to conduct the London
Symphony Orchestra in a programme of his own music, as part of the Barbican Centre's Inventing America season. Highlights from Adams's second opera, The Death of Klinghoffer- based on the real-life hijacking of the cruise ship Achille Lauro by Palestinian terrorists in 1984 - are complemented by a new piano concerto written for and played by Adams's friend Emanuel Ax. The work is inspired by the sound of music on 1920s piano rolls - from Gershwin to Rachmaninov, Jerry Roll Morton to Paderewski. Given earlier this month in the Barbican, London. Sanford Sylvan (baritone), Jeremy White (bass), London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor John Adams
John Adams The Death of Klinghoffer (excerpts); Century Rolls (first UK performance)


Unknown: John Adams
Unknown: Emanuel Ax.
Unknown: Jerry Roll
Baritone: Jeremy White
Conductor: John Adams
Conductor: John Adams

: Postscript

Happy Talk
Five monologues about women. 1: Mrs Birtwhistle. Played by Geraldine McEwan. The new-found independence of her handicapped daughter threatens Mrs Birtwhistle 's very raison d'etre.
Producer Catherine Bailey


Unknown: Mrs Birtwhistle.
Played By: Geraldine McEwan.
Unknown: Mrs Birtwhistle
Producer: Catherine Bailey

: Brahms

Piano Quartet No 3 in C minor, Op 60 Pro Arte Piano Quartet:
Kenneth Sillito (violin), Robert Smissen (viola), Stephen Orton
(cello), Hamish Milne (piano) Repeat


Violin: Kenneth Sillito
Violin: Robert Smissen
Viola: Stephen Orton
Cello: Hamish Milne

: Voices

/ Hate Music! Soprano Catrin Wyn -Davies in a specially recorded programme of songs by Bernstein and Copland. Presented by lain Burnside . Catrin Wyn-Davies (soprano), lain Burnside (piano)
Copland The Little Horses: Zion's Walls; Long Time Ago
Bernstein Two Love Songs
Copland The World Feels Dusty; Going to Heaven; Heart We Will
Forget Him (Poems of Emily Dickinson ) Bernstein I Hate Music; Piccola Serenata
Copland Vocalise
Bernstein La Bonne Cuisine; A Simple Song
Producer Adam Gatehouse
Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Soprano: Catrin Wyn
Presented By: Lain Burnside
Unknown: Emily Dickinson

: Mixing It

Mark Russell and Robert Sandall wrestle over some weird and wonderful sounds in this all-CD edition. Producer Ekene Akalawu


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

: Jazz Notes

Campbell Burnap visits Tokyo and finds the Goodman-Armstrong legacy alive and well in the first of a two-part exploration, Jazz in Japan. Producer Terry Carter
E-MAIL: jazz.notes@bbc.co.uk


Producer: Terry Carter

: Composer of the Week: Josquin

Jeremy Summerly introduces music from Josquin's early years, including the Missa rAmi Baudichon. Repeated from last Monday


Introduces: Jeremy Summerly
Unknown: Missa Rami Baudichon.

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Jadwiga Rappe (contralto) and Ewa Poblocka (piano) perform songs by Schubert and Mieczyslaw Kariowkz , plus Mahler's Ruckert-Lieder and Lutoslawski's Five Songs
2.15 Pergolesi Violin Concerto in B flat Andras Keller , Concerto Koln
2.25 Corelli Sonata in E minor, Op 1 No 2 London Baroque
2.35 Dvorak Wind Serenade in D minor
Canadian Wind Chamber Ensemble
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 Scarlatti Sinfonia in C
Concerto Kb'ln
5.10 Mozart Violin Concerto No 1 in B flat, K207 Ryo Terakado
5.30 Bernard van den Sigtenhorst Meyer Piano Sonata No 2, Op 23 David Kuijken
5.50 Debussy Clair de Lune (Suite Bergamasque) Jane Coop (piano)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Contralto: Jadwiga Rappe
Piano: Ewa Poblocka
Piano: Mieczyslaw Kariowkz
Unknown: Andras Keller
Unknown: Ryo Terakado
Unknown: Bernard van Den Sigtenhorst
Unknown: David Kuijken

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