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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with arts news and music, including Mozart's Piano
Concerto No 23 in A, K488, Bach's motet Singet dem Herrn and a piece for violin by Charles Chaplin.


Unknown: Singet Dem Herrn
Unknown: Charles Chaplin.

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday , featuring orchestral works by Elgar and vintage performances by conductor John Barbirolli.
Grainger Shepherd 's Hey; Molly on the Shore Halle Orchestra, conductor John Barbirolli
9.07 Elgar Enigma Variations London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Pierre Monteux
9.38 Mozart Church Sonata in C, K328
Johan Kracht and Henk Rubingh (violins), Wim Straesser (cello),
Margaret Urquhart (double bass), Brian Pollard (bassoon), Peter Hurford (organ)
9.43 CPE Bach Magnificat in D, Wq215 Felicity Palmer (soprano),
Helen Watts (contralto), Robert Tear (tenor), Stephen Roberts (bass),
Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Philip Ledger Producer Tony Cheevers


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Conductor: John Barbirolli.
Conductor: Grainger Shepherd
Conductor: John Barbirolli
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Unknown: Johan Kracht
Violins: Henk Rubingh
Violins: Wim Straesser
Cello: Margaret Urquhart
Bassoon: Brian Pollard
Bassoon: Peter Hurford
Soprano: Helen Watts
Bass: Stephen Roberts

: Artist of the Week

Marilyn Home
Joan Bakewell's guest this week is American mezzo Marilyn Horne, whose wide vocal range and agility set her apart as one of the greatest voices of the century. Today, she talks about her early career, which included providing the singing voice of Dorothy Dandridge in the film Carmen Jones.
Producer Arthur Johnson


Unknown: Dorothy Dandridge
Unknown: Carmen Jones.
Producer: Arthur Johnson

: Sound Stories

Fairy Tales
Peggy Reynolds explores the hidden meanings behind five celebrated fairy tales.
1: Mother Goose
Leschetizky Melusine, Op 19 No 1 Peter Ritzen (piano)
Ravel Tom Thumb (Suite: Mother Goose) Louis Lortie and Helene Mercier (piano duet)
Auric Moments d'Effroi (Beauty and the Beast) Axios Choir, Moscow SO, conductor M Adriano
Massenet Voir Griselidis (Griselidis) Laurence Dale (tenor), Nancy Lyric Orchestra, conductor Kenneth Montgomery
Reinecke La Belle Griseldis, Op 94 Thomas Hitlberger and Georg Schiitz (pianos)
Humperdlnck Hansel and Gretel (Finale from Act 3)
Soloists, Sadler's Wells Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Mario Bernardi
Bortklewicz The Ugly Duckling;
Golden Treasure (Tales of Andersen, Op 30) Stephen Coombs (piano) Ravel Laideronnette; Le Jardin
Féerique (Suite: Mother Goose) French National Orchestra, conductor Eliahu Inbal Producer Piers Burton-Page
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Unknown: Peggy Reynolds
Piano: Peter Ritzen
Unknown: Louis Lortie
Piano: Helene Mercier
Unknown: Massenet Voir Griselidis
Tenor: Laurence Dale
Conductor: Kenneth Montgomery
Unknown: Thomas Hitlberger
Pianos: Georg Schiitz
Pianos: Humperdlnck Hansel
Conductor: Mario Bernardi
Piano: Stephen Coombs
Conductor: Eliahu Inbal
Producer: Piers Burton-Page

: Composer of the Week: Henry Purcell

(1659-95) With Robert King. 1: 1677-82
My Beloved Spake, 128; Beneath a Dark and Melancholy Grove, 1461; Blow up the Trumpet in Sion, 110; Pavan in G minor, 1752; Let Mine
Eyes Run Down with Tears, Z24;
Pastora's Beauties, When Unblown, 1407; Remember Not, Lord, Our
Offences, Z50; Sonata No 6 in G minor, Z807; Hear My Prayer, 0 Lord, 115 Producer Mark Rowlinson
Repeated next Monday 12 midnight


Producer: Mark Rowlinson

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

From the Wigmore Hall, London
. Donald Macleod introduces the third of 12 recitals by leading pianists. Lars Vogt (piano)
Beethoven Six Bagatelles, Op 126 Brahms Ballade in B, Op 10 No 4
Beethoven Piano Sonata in F minor,
Op 57 (Appassionata)


Introduces: . Donald MacLeod
Piano: Lars Vogt
Unknown: Brahms Ballade

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Conductors Vassily Sinaisky and Yan Pascal Tortelier , Peter Donohoe (piano) Balakirev Overture: King Lear; In Bohemia
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No 2 in G Balakirev Symphony No 1 in C


Conductors: Vassily Sinaisky
Conductors: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Piano: Peter Donohoe

: Opera in Action

Robert Lloyd considers the charm and the challenges of the French language in opera, featuring Regine Crespin in Bizet's Carmen and Debussy's Pelleas et Melisande.


Unknown: Robert Lloyd
Unknown: Regine Crespin

: Music Machine

Jazz Improvisation
Each day this week, Verity Sharp talks to a jazz musician about what is going on in their head while they improvise around a tune - in this case, Billy Joel 's Just the Way You Are. Today's guest is pianist Julian Joseph. Repeat


Talks: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Billy Joel
Pianist: Julian Joseph.

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty 's guests today include the legendary Romanian Gypsy band Taraf de Haidouks. Music includes at
5.35 Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite No 1 played by the Gothenburg SO, conductor Neeme Jarvi; and at 6.35 Chausson's Poeme is performed by violinist
Philippe Graffin in an arrangement for violin, piano and string quartet.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Violinist: Philippe Graffin

: Visions: the Music of Olivier Messiaen

BBC Symphony Orchestra
The Messiaen weekend concludes with music inspired by the two great influences of his life - religion and birdsong. Chronochromie (The Colour of Time) is suffused with birdsong and evokes Messiaen's vision of harmony as colour in music. Trois Petites
Liturgies de la Presence Divine and Et Exspecto Resurrectionem Mortuorum were inspired by Messiaen's spirituality. Conductor Andrew Davis , Steven Osborne (piano), Jeanne Loriod
(ondes martenot), BBC Symphony Chorus Women's Voices
Chronochromie; Trois Petites
Liturgies de la Presence Divine; Et
Exspecto Resurrectionem Mortuorum


Conductor: Andrew Davis
Piano: Steven Osborne
Piano: Jeanne Loriod

: Postscript

Mini Monet
Reflections on the life and work of Claude Monet to coincide with the Royal Academy's new Monet exhibition. 1: Monet in Giverny. Monet's gardens in Giverny - and his water garden in particular - provided the central motifs of his later paintings. Although it was built in the face of fierce objections from neighbours, today the garden receives thousands of visitors. Anna Pavord , gardening correspondent for The Independent, and art historian Paul Hayes Tucker reflect on the garden and on the paintings it inspired. With excerpts from Monet's letters read by Paul Scofield. Producer Abigail Appleton


Unknown: Claude Monet
Unknown: Anna Pavord
Unknown: Paul Hayes Tucker
Read By: Paul Scofield.
Producer: Abigail Appleton

: Barber and Martinu

Corinne Morris (cello), Nathalie Dang (piano)
Barber Cello Sonata, Op 6
Martinu Variations on a Theme of Rossini Repeat


Cello: Corinne Morris
Piano: Nathalie Dang

: Voices

French Romantics. With lain Burnside .
Lisa Milne (soprano), Sarah Connolly (mezzo), lain Burnside (piano)
Chausson Nanny; Les Papillons; Le Colibri
Gounod Au Rossignol; Viens, les Gazons Sont Verts
Massenet 11 Pleuvait
Bizet Chanson d'Avril
Franck Nocturne
Saint-Sains La Cloche; L 'Attente; Aimons-Nous et Dormons
Bachelet Chere Nuit
Capiet LAdieu en Barque Debussy Apparition


Unknown: Lain Burnside
Soprano: Lisa Milne
Soprano: Sarah Connolly
Unknown: Franck Nocturne

: Mixing It

With Mark Russell and Robert Sandall.


Unknown: Mark Russell
Unknown: Robert Sandall.

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton talks to Louis Stewart and presents the first part of a concert by the Louis Stewart Quartet. Producer Terry Carter


Talks: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Louis Stewart
Unknown: Louis Stewart
Producer: Terry Carter

: Composer of the Week: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Rlmsky at the Opera
Piers Burton-Page surveys Rimsky's operatic output, today including The Maid of Pskov, May Night, Snow Maiden and Mlada.
Repeated from last Monday

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Smetana Richard III; Composition in G minor; Sonata Movement in E minor; Rondo for Youth; Triumph Symphony in E Petr Jiriovsky , Michal Rezek , Adam Skoumal , Daniel Wiesner , Jana Macharackova , Hanus Barton ,
Jaromir Klepac and Ales Barta (pianos)
2.30 Shostakovich Cello Concerto No 1 Arto Noras , Estonian State SO/Andres Mustonen
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 4.15 Maths Challenge 4.30 Hopscotch 4.45 Scottish Resources 7-9
5.05 Weber Four Songs
Miek&van der Sluis (soprano), Stanley Hoogland (fortepiano)
5.20 Brahms String Quartet No 3 in B flat, Op 67 Francesco Giornetti and Paolo Zordanazzo (violins), Abril
Someer (viola), Serena Mancuso (cello)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Petr Jiriovsky
Unknown: Michal Rezek
Unknown: Adam Skoumal
Unknown: Daniel Wiesner
Unknown: Jana MacHarackova
Unknown: Hanus Barton
Unknown: Jaromir Klepac
Unknown: Arto Noras

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