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: On Air

Stephanie Hughes introduces arts news and music, including works by Brahms and Musorgsky, plus Mozart's Exsultate, Jubilate.


Introduces: Stephanie Hughes

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Chopin Scherzo No 1 in B minor, Op 20 Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
9.12 Mozart Oboe Quartet in F. K370 Leon Goossens (oboe), Jano Lener (violin), Sandor Roth (viola), Imre Hartman (cello)
9.28 Delius Cello Concerto
Raphael Wallfisch ,
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, conductor Charles Mackerras
9.53 Chopin Scherzo No 2 in B flat minor, Op 31
Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
10.04 Purcell Come Ye Sons of Art
Away, Z323
Taverner Choir, Consort and Players, conductor Andrew Parrott


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Piano: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Oboe: Leon Goossens
Oboe: Jano Lener
Violin: Sandor Roth
Cello: Imre Hartman
Unknown: Raphael Wallfisch
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Piano: Sviatoslav Richter
Conductor: Andrew Parrott

: Artist of the Week

A Christmas Selection: Joshua Bell
Joan Bakewell talks to the American violinist Joshua Bell about his international career and his partnership with his Stradivarius. Music includes his favourite own recording of Schumann's Violin Concerto in D minor. Repeat


Unknown: Joshua Bell
Talks: Joan Bakewell
Violinist: Joshua Bell

: Sound Stories

With Peggy Reynolds.
2: Giselle. The tragic tale of the ballet Giselle, with music by Adolphe Adam , was conceived by the French writer Theophile Gautier. Giselle lives with her elderly mother, is adored by Hilarion but attracted to the peasant Loys (who is actually Albrecht, a nobleman in disguise). Hilarion tries to warn Giselle about Loys, but she dismsses him and goes to join the celebrations of the grape pickers.
Giselle's mother reminds her of her weak heart, and that if she is not careful she will become one of the Wilis - girls who die before their wedding day. A hunting party arrives, among whom is Bathilde, Albrecht's official fiancee. The deception is uncovered and Giselle, distraught, dances herself to death. Giselle becomes one of the Wilis, and they hound Hilarion to death. Now they turn their attentions to Albrecht, but Giselle pleads for him and is forced to dance to save his life. She does so until daybreak, when she returns to her grave exhausted. Music is taken from the recording by the LSO, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas.


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds.
Music By: Adolphe Adam
Unknown: Theophile Gautier.
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas.

: Composer of the Week: Saint-Saens

David Byers continues his survey of the music of Camille Saint-Saens .
Une Nuit a Lisbonne Ulster Orchestra, conductor Kenneth Montgomery
Septet in E flat, Op 65 Nash Ensemble Morceau de Concert Michael
Thompson (horn), Ulster Orchestra, conductor Kenneth Montgomery Cello Concerto No 1 in A minor
Heinrich Schiff , New Philharmonia, conductor Charles Mackerras
Repeated next Tuesday 12 midnight


Unknown: David Byers
Unknown: Camille Saint-Saens
Conductor: Kenneth Montgomery
Conductor: Kenneth Montgomery
Unknown: Heinrich Schiff
Conductor: Charles MacKerras

: The Radio 3Lunchtime Concert

Lucie Skeaping introduces a week of BBC invitation concerts from historic venues in Kent and Sussex.
2: Tudeley Parish Church in Kent, with its stained-glass windows by Marc Chagall , is the setting for this programme of string quartets with a Russian theme.
Vellinger Quartet
Stravinsky Three Pieces
Beethoven String Quartet in F, Op 59 No 1 (Rasumovsky)


Introduces: Lucie Skeaping
Unknown: Marc Chagall

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Conductors Matthias Bamert , Vassily Sinaisky and Charles Mackerras , Kathryn Harries (soprano), Sophia Larson (soprano), Poul Elming (baritone), Artur Korn (bass) Wagner Overture: Rienzi;
Wesendonk-Lieder; (orch Mottl); Die Walkure (Act 1); Siegfried's Rhine Journey (Gotterdammerung) (orch Humperdinck)


Conductors: Matthias Bamert
Conductors: Vassily Sinaisky
Conductors: Charles MacKerras
Soprano: Kathryn Harries
Soprano: Sophia Larson
Soprano: Poul Elming
Baritone: Artur Korn

: The Harmonic Series

4: Adrian Jack stretches to the augmented triad.
Next programme 10.35pm


Unknown: Adrian Jack

: Mozart Voices

The second of four programmes in which Michael Oliver talks to leading performers of Mozart's operatic roles about the challenges this music presents, illustrated with recordings from the past and present. His guest today is the conductor and singers' coach Martin Isepp


Talks: Michael Oliver
Unknown: Martin Isepp

: Music to Die For

Eight contemporary novelists mark their responses to a single moment in classical music with a specially commissioned piece of writing.
6: Candia McWilliam on Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex.


Unknown: Candia McWilliam

: A Medieval Christmas

Music for Christmas past and present.

: Music Rooms

In this seventh programme, Natalie Wheen visits a thatched cottage in Berkshire where the 20th century meets the past.


Unknown: Natalie Wheen

: Discovering Music

with Leonard Slatkin
7: The history of the concerto is explored in this programme, from the early days of concerto grosso.
Leonard Slatkin and the BBCPO explore the various ways of beginning and ending a solo cadenza. The programme ends with a classic recording of Mozart's Piano Concerto No 23 in A played by Clifford Curzon and the LSO, conductor Istvan Kertesz.


Unknown: Leonard Slatkin
Unknown: Leonard Slatkin
Played By: Clifford Curzon
Conductor: Istvan Kertesz.

: Cabaret Cocktails

The second of four programmes in which Robert Cushman introduces classic cabaret recordings.


Introduces: Robert Cushman

: Performance on 3

From the BBC Proms 1998
Another chance to hear nine of the most memorable concerts of the 1998 BBC Proms season at the Royal Albert Hall , London. 7: In Prom 71, given on 10 September, West met East with magic and mystery, from the orchestral brilliance of Stravinsky and the dazzlingly sensational coloratura of Szymanowski to the exoticism of Debussy's innovative ballet score and Hoist's other-worldly evocation of the cosmic forces that circle the vast expanses of space. Valdine Anderson (soprano), BBC National Chorus and Orchestra of Wales, conductor Mark Elder
Stravinsky Scherzo Fantastique
Szymanowski Songs of a Fairy Tale Princess
Debussy Jeux
Hoist Suite: The Planets Repeat


Unknown: Albert Hall
Soprano: Valdine Anderson
Conductor: Mark Elder

: Postscript

The Shakespeare Trade
Peter Holland talks to ten Shakespeare experts about the Bard today.
2: Shakespeare on Stage. Michael Bogdanov from the English
Shakespeare Company and Mark Rylance of the Globe theatre discuss Henry V.


Talks: Peter Holland
Unknown: Michael Bogdanov
Unknown: Mark Rylance
Unknown: Henry V.

: Mariana Lipovsek in Concert

The distinguished mezzo in a recital recorded at the 1998 Vienna Festival.
Marjana Lipovsek (mezzo). Oleg Maisenberg (piano)
Clara Schumann Three Songs from Op 12
Robert Schumann Frauenliebe und Leben
Musorgsky The Nursery


Piano: Oleg Maisenberg
Unknown: Robert Schumann Frauenliebe

: The Harmonic Series

5: Adrian Jack looks at suspensions. Next programme tomorrow 3.50pm


Unknown: Adrian Jack

: Book, Music andLyrics

Six programmes in which
Robert Cushman presents a personal view of musicals.
4: The Show Is On. A look at one of the most intriguing Broadway revues, a show that drew on the services of nearly every notable composer in the golden age of American songwriting - with the comic talents of Bert Lahr and Beatrice Lillie thrown in.


Unknown: Robert Cushman
Unknown: Bert Lahr
Unknown: Beatrice Lillie

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton reviews Jonny King 's
What Jazz Is with Dave Gelly , who also presents the 1998 jazz news roundup. And Richard Cook talks about the fourth Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD.


Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Jonny King
Unknown: Dave Gelly
Talks: Richard Cook

: Composer of the Week: Bizet

For details see Tuesday 22 December 12 noon

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Delius La Calinda (Koanga): The Walk to the Paradise Garden
(A Village Romeo and Juliet);
Intermezzo (Fennimore and Gerda): Violin Concerto Philippe Djokic
(violin), Nova Scotia SO/Georg Tintner
1.55 Wolf String Quartet in D minor Ljubljanski Godalni Quartet
3.05 Britten Four Sea Interludes
(Peter Grimes) Edmonton SO/Uri Mayer
3.30 Eigar Cello Concerto in E minor Shauna Rolston, Calgary Philharmonic, conductor Mario Bernardi
4.15 Healey Wlllan Symphony No 2 Edmonton SO/Uri Mayer
5.10 Delius On Hearing the First
Cuckoo in Spring; Summer Night on the River Nova Scotia Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Georg Tintner


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Violin: Philippe Djokic
Violin: Nova Scotia

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