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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with arts news and music, including at 6.35 Debussy's early cantata La Damoiselle Elue; at
7.00 Schubert's Impromptu in G flat, D899 No 3 played by Maria-Joao Pires (piano); and after the 8.00 news music by Kreisler played by violinist Joshua Bell.


Played By: Maria-Joao Pires
Violinist: Joshua Bell.

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday , featuring Haydn piano trios and vintage performances by conductor Willem Mengelberg.
Susato Basse Danse and Reprise Early Music Consort of London, ! conductor David Munrow
9.03 Haydn Piano Trio in G, H XV 25 (Gypsy Rondo)
Jacques Thibaud (violin),
Pablo Casals (cello), Alfred Cortot (piano)
9.17 Chabrier Ode a la
Musique Barbara Hendricks (soprano),
Midi-Pyrenees Regional Chorus
Women's Voices, Toulouse Capitole Orchestra, conductor Michel Plasson
9.26 Barber Four Excursions, Op 20 Joanna MacGregor (piano)
9.38 Michael Haydn /Mozart
Symphony in G Academy of Ancient Music, directors Jaap Schroder and Christopher Hogwood
9.52 Brahms Zigeunerlieder, Op 103 Nos 1-7 Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo), Bengt Forsberg (piano)
10.03 Bach Suite No 2 in B minor,
BWV1067 Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Willem Mengelberg Producer Nick Morgan


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Conductor: Willem Mengelberg.
Conductor: Susato Basse Danse
Conductor: David Munrow
Violin: Jacques Thibaud
Violin: Pablo Casals
Cello: Alfred Cortot
Soprano: Musique Barbara Hendricks
Conductor: Michel Plasson
Piano: Joanna MacGregor
Piano: Michael Haydn

: Artist of the Week

Emanuel Ax
Pianist Emanuel Ax was born in Poland but left for the west as a child and grew up in Winnipeg and New York. He talks to Joan Bakewell about his early years in Poland, where he was surrounded by the music of Chopin and describes how, as a ten-year-old, he reacted to western culture and technology. With music by Chopin, Brahms and Beethoven. Producer Kerry Chapman


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Kerry Chapman

: Sound Stories

Feuds Comer
With Richard Baker.
Handel's arrival on the English musical scene proved to be rather contentious. His tendency to become involved in quarrels undoubtedly exacerbated the fierce rivalry between two of his famous singers - Faustina Bordoni and Francesca
Cuzzoni, the "Rival Queens". Music includes excerpts from Handel's operas Alessandro, Admeto, Riccardo Primo , Almira, Siroe and Tolomeo. Catherine Bott and Emma Kirkby (sopranos), Brandenburg Consort , director Roy Goodman Producer Piers Burton-Page
E-MAIL: [address removed]
FACTSHEET: send an sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Richard Baker.
Singers: Faustina Bordoni
Unknown: Riccardo Primo
Unknown: Catherine Bott
Sopranos: Emma Kirkby
Sopranos: Brandenburg Consort
Director: Roy Goodman
Producer: Piers Burton-Page

: Composer of the Week Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Rlmsky at the Opera
Ninety years after Rimsky's death, he is still best remembered for
Scheherazade and The Flight of the Bumble Bee. Yet Rimsky-Korsakov composed a huge amount of music in a wide variety of forms. Piers Burton-Page introduces a chronological survey of his operatic works - all 15 of them. Today's works include The Maid of Pskov,
May Night, Snow Maiden and Mlada. Producer Kerry Chapman
Repeated next Monday 12 midnight


Producer: Kerry Chapman

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

From the Wigmore Hall, London.
Stephanie Hughes introduces the second of 12 recitals by leading pianists. This week, John Lill plays sonatas by two composers with whom he is particularly associated. Beethoven Piano Sonata in C, Op 53 (Waldstein)
Prokofiev Piano Sonata No 7


Introduces: Stephanie Hughes
Unknown: John Lill

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductors Martyn Brabbins and Jerzy Maksymiuk , Artur Pizarro (piano) Smetana Overture: The Bartered Bride
Stravinsky Symphonies of Wind Instruments
Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor
Eigar, compl Payne Symphony No 3 in C minor


Unknown: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Piano: Artur Pizarro

: Opera in Action

Robert Lloyd shares some of his experiences from 30 years on the opera stages of the world and introduces recordings by some of the singers he has most admired.
Featuring Kiri Te Kanawa, Alfredo Kraus , Boris Christoff , Gwyneth Jones and Frederica Von Stade.
Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Robert Lloyd
Unknown: Alfredo Kraus
Unknown: Boris Christoff
Unknown: Gwyneth Jones
Unknown: Frederica von Stade.
Producer: Alan Hall

: Music Machine

National Anthems
Tommy Pearson investigates the concept of the national anthem.
Later this week, he will be exploring the collaboration between author
Terry Pratchett and composer
Carl Davis , who have been commissioned by the programme to create a national anthem. Today, he looks at anthems from around the world.
Producer Chris Wines


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Terry Pratchett
Unknown: Carl Davis
Producer: Chris Wines

: In Tune

This week, Sean Rafferty talks to the heads and founders of some of our smaller, more adventurous record companies who have successfully fought their corner in the record industry. Mozart's Symphony No 25 in G minor leads up to the arts news at 7.00, followed by new releases.


Talks: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

BBC Philharmonic
A concert given on Saturday in the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester. Conductor Vassily Sinaisky , Pekka Kuusisto (violin) Schnittke In Memoriam
Prokofiev Violin Concerto No 2
Rachmaninov Symphony No 3 in A minor


Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky
Violin: Pekka Kuusisto

: Postscript

The Red Flag and the Red Mask Paul Neuberg explores the Communist project which sought to use the arts to remould people's minds so that they would join in reshaping the world. In the course of the century, this project involved thousands of writers and artists, who had to redefine their own artistic agendas and sometimes their very personalities.
1: It Couldn't Be Helped, Comrades The suicide of Mayakovsky in April 1930 symbolised the defeat of the Russian avant-garde. Almost since the Revolution, the avant-garde had been battling with so-called proletarian artistic movements which were sworn to realist agendas and which demanded popular and Party approval as the true voices of the new world. Producer David Perry


Unknown: Paul Neuberg
Producer: David Perry

: Ervin Schulhoff

The Charleston and other jazz etudes, played by Emma Schmidt (piano).


Played By: Emma Schmidt

: Voices

Night. A nocturnal collection of songs for these long winter nights. Presented by lain Burnside . Producer Adam Gatehouse
Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Presented By: Lain Burnside
Producer: Adam Gatehouse

: Mixing It

Paul Schutze 's first foray into music was as an improvising percussionist. Since then, he has worked as a DJ, composed music for over 20 films and become a prolific recording artist. He appears in session in this programme, playing keyboards, samples and electronics with Clive
Bell (woodwinds) and Simon Hopkins (guitar).
Producer Ekene Akalawu


Unknown: Paul Schutze
Guitar: Simon Hopkins
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton talks to Cleo Laine about the songs and singers that have influenced her career.
Producer Terry Carter
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Talks: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Cleo Laine
Producer: Terry Carter

: Composer of the Week: Francis Poulenc

With Roger Nichols. 1: 1917-26 Sonata for Two Clarinets
Michel Portal and Maurice Gabai
Le Bestiaire Claire Croiza (soprano), the Composer (piano)
Discours du General; La Baigneuse de Trouville (Les Maries de la Tour Eiffel) Philharmonia, conductor Geoffrey Simon
Sonata for Clarinet and Bassoon
Michel Portal (clarinet),
Amaury Wallez (bassoon)
Suite: Les Biches Paris Conservatoire
Orchestra, conductor Georges Pretre Napoli Gabriel Tacchino (piano) Repeated from last Monday


Unknown: Roger Nichols.
Unknown: Maurice Gabai
Conductor: Geoffrey Simon
Bassoon: Amaury Wallez
Conductor: Georges Pretre
Piano: Napoli Gabriel Tacchino

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Cristina Ortiz (piano) Grieg Lyric Pieces, Op 43 Brahms Piano Sonata No 3 in F minor, Op 5 Chopin Piano Sonata No 3 in B minor, Op 58
3.00 Schools
3.00 Music Box 3.15 Something to Think About 3.30 EAL: Let's Make a Story 3.45 Stories and Rhymes 4.00 Find Out ... with Auntie Mabel and Pippin 4.15 Maths Challenge 4.30
Hopscotch 4.45 Scottish Resources 7-9
5.05 Brahms String Quartet No 2 in A minor, Op 51 No 2 Paolo Zordanazzo and Francesco Giometti (violins), Enrico Ragazzo (viola), Andrea Bellato (cello)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Piano: Cristina Ortiz
Unknown: Auntie Mabel
Violins: Francesco Giometti
Violins: Enrico Ragazzo
Viola: Andrea Bellato

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