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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with music and arts news, including a review of the new film Hilary and Jackie, which deals with the life of legendary cellist
Jacqueline du Pre. Music includes
Vivaldi's Nulla in Mundo Pax, Tallis's 40-part motet Spem in Alium, and the Warsaw Concerto by Richard Addinsell , which plays a crucial role in the plot of the 1941 film Dangerous Moonlight.


Unknown: Richard Addinsell

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Elgar Overture: Alassio (In the South) London Philharmonic, conductor Georg Solti
9.21 Matthew Locke Incidental music:
The Tempest II Giardino Armonico , director Giovanni Antonini
9.42 Myslivecek Parto , Ma in Quest'istante (II Bellerofonte) Celina Lindsley (soprano),
Prague Chamber Orchestra, conductor Zoltan Pesko
9.51 Janacek Piano Sonata 1 X 1905
(From the Street) Rudolf Firkusny
10.03 Haydn Symphony No 88 in G (Letter V) Halle Orchestra , conductor John Barbirolli


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Georg Solti
Conductor: Matthew Locke
Unknown: Giardino Armonico
Director: Giovanni Antonini
Director: Myslivecek Parto
Soprano: Celina Lindsley
Conductor: Zoltan Pesko
Unknown: Rudolf Firkusny
Conductor: Halle Orchestra
Conductor: John Barbirolli

: Artist of the Week

Marilyn Home
Marilyn Home laid the foundations of her career in a German opera house before attracting international attention in Berg's Wozzeck. She talks to Joan Bakewell about those formative years, with music by Bizet, Mahler and Verdi.


Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Sound Stories

Fairy Tales
With Peggy Reynolds.
2: Cinderella. This story has everything: the downtrodden heroine with a cruel stepmother, jealous stepsisters, pumpkins that turn into carriages, glass slippers and even a Prince Charming. With excerpts from: Sondheim Into the Woods
Jacqueline Dankworth and Imelda Staunton (singers), orchestra, conductor Robert Stanger Rossini La Cenerentola
Soloists, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
Prokofiev Cinderella Russian National
Orchestra, conductor Mikhail Pletnev Massenet Cendrillon
Frederica von Stade (soprano),
Nicolai Gedda (tenor), Philharmonia, conductor Julius Rudel


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds.
Unknown: Jacqueline Dankworth
Conductor: Robert Stanger
Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev
Conductor: Massenet Cendrillon
Soprano: Frederica von Stade
Tenor: Nicolai Gedda
Conductor: Julius Rudel

: Composer of the Week: Purcell

With Robert King. 2: 1683-5
Welcome to all the Pleasures, Z339; From Silent Shades (Bess of Bedlam), Z370; They That Go Down to the Sea in Ships, Z57; If Prayers and Tears, Z380; Chacony in G minor, Z730; Rejoice in the Lord Alway, Z49 (Bell Anthem)
Repeated next Tuesday 12 midnight

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

From Belfast. John Toal introduces a recital of Italian chamber music given by the Prometeo Quartet.
Mallplero String Quartet No 1 (Rispetti e Strambotti) Puccini Crisantemi
Verdi String Quartet in E minor


Unknown: Puccini Crisantemi

: The BBC Orchestras

Ulster Orchestra
Conductors Jacek Kaspszyk , Grant Llewellyn and Andrew Mogrelia , John Leeming (cello)
Mozart Symphony No 31 in D, K297 (Paris)
Panufnik Autumn Music
Dvorak Overture: In Nature's Realm; Silent Woods; The Wood Dove Flbich Symphony No 1 in F


Conductors: Jacek Kaspszyk
Conductors: Grant Llewellyn
Conductors: Andrew Mogrelia
Cello: John Leeming

: Voices

Repeated from yesterday 10pm

: Music Machine

Jazz Improvisation
Each day this week, Verity Sharp talks to jazz musicians about what is going on in their heads while their fingers or voices are weaving their intricate patterns around the original tune - in this case, Billy Joel 's Just the Way You Are. Today, she talks to members of the Midland Youth Jazz
Orchestra. Repeat


Talks: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Billy Joel

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty visits the British
Museum. Music includes at 5.40
Mozart's Exsultate, Jubilate, sung by soprano Emma Kirkby ; and at 6.40
Strauss's Introduction and Moonlight Music from Capriccio, a work heavily influenced by Mozart's operas.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Soprano: Emma Kirkby

: Performance on 3

Arnold Ostman , renowned for his work at Sweden's Drottningholm Theatre throughout the 1980s, conducts the Scottish Chamber
Orchestra in a programme of great classical symphonies, seasoned with the daring virtuosity of Weber's first clarinet concerto. Introduced by Brian Morton.
Romolo Tisano (clarinet),
Scottish Chamber Orchestra, conductor Arnold Ostman
Haydn Symphony No 39 in G minor
Weber Clarinet Concerto No 1 in F minor
JC Bach Sinfonia in B flat, Op 18 No 2 Mozart Symphony No 41 in C, K551 (Jupiter)


Unknown: Arnold Ostman
Introduced By: Brian Morton.

: Postscript

Mini Monet
2: Monet's Light. Monet's fascination with different conditions of light and their representation in paint can be seen as the connecting theme in all his work. Artist Tacita Dean
, shortlisted for this year's Turner Prize, theatrical lighting designer Rick Fisher and neuropsychologist Richard Gregory offer personal responses. With extracts from Monet's letters read by Paul Scofield.
For details see yesterday


Artist: Tacita Dean
Designer: Rick Fisher
Unknown: Richard Gregory
Read By: Paul Scofield.

: Karita Mattila

A recital given last February at the Wigmore Hall, London, by lyric soprano Karita Mattila , with llmo Ranta (piano). Brahms Vergebliches Standchen ,
Op 84 No 4; Der Gang zum Liebchen, Op 48 No 1; Schwesterlein (German Folk Songs); Von Ewiger Liebe , Op 43 No 1
Berg Seven Early Songs
Kuula Kesayo Kirkkomaala , Op 6 No 1; Marjatan Laulu ; Sinipiika; Epilogue, Op 6 No 2
Strauss Standchen , Op 17 No 2; Ach Lieb, Ich Muss Nun Scheiden,
Op 21 No 3; Wiegenlied, Op 41 No 1; Fruhlingsfeier, Op 56 No 5


Soprano: Karita Mattila
Piano: Brahms Vergebliches Standchen
Songs: von Ewiger Liebe
Songs: Kuula Kesayo Kirkkomaala
Unknown: Marjatan Laulu
Unknown: Strauss Standchen

: Night Waves

Richard Coles presents a special edition to celebrate the centenary of the birth of Jorge Luis Borges , whose labyrinthine, dreamlike stories count among the most admired and influential of the century.
Martin Amis and Ian McEwan are among the contributors in a discussion of Borge's life and work recorded before an audience at the British Library , London. The programme includes readings from a new translation of all of Borges's fictions, including a previously untranslated work from the eighties, Shakespeare's Memory. Producer Anthony Denselow


Unknown: Richard Coles
Unknown: Jorge Luis Borges
Unknown: Martin Amis
Unknown: Ian McEwan
Unknown: British Library
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton presents the second part of a concert by the Louis Stewart quartet in the music room of Pizza Express, Dean Street, London.


Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Louis Stewart

: Composer of the Week: Rimsky-Korsakov

Rlmsky at the Opera
With Piers Burton-Page. Suite: Christmas Eve
Moscow Symphony Orchestra, conductor Igor Golovschin
Song of the Viking Merchant (Sadko) Nicolai Ghiaurov (bass),
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Edward Downes
Song of the Hindu Merchant (Sadko) Bruce Ford (tenor), Philharmonia, conductor David Parry
Song of the Venetian Merchant (Sadko) Dmitri Hvorostovsky (baritone), Kirov Orchestra, conductor Valery Gergiev Two Monologues from "Mozart and Salieri" Sergei Aleksashkin (bass), Philharmonia, conductor Gennadi Rozhdestvensky Fyodor Chaliapin (bass), LSO, conductor Albert Coates
Repeated from last Tuesday


Conductor: Igor Golovschin
Bass: Nicolai Ghiaurov
Conductor: Edward Downes
Tenor: Bruce Ford
Conductor: David Parry
Baritone: Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Bass: Sergei Aleksashkin
Conductor: Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Bass: Fyodor Chaliapin
Conductor: Albert Coates

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Music from the Renaissance by Byrd, Ferrabosco, Sweellnck, Marenzk) and their contemporaries, performed by the Amsterdam Gesualdo
Consort, director Harry van der Kamp
2.05 Tchaikovsky Symphony No 4 in F minor
Quebec Music Conservatory Orchestra, conductor Jacques Lacombe
3.00 Schools
3.00 Playtime 3.15 Time to Move
3.15 Let's Make a Story 3.50 Drama Workshop 4.10 In the News Topical Roundup 4.30 Hop, Skip and Jump
4.45 Anns a' Bhad
5.00 Machaut Rondeau No 17
(Le Voir Dit) Oxford Camerata, director Jeremy Summerly
5.30 Beethoven Choral Fantasia in C minor Anton Kuerti (piano), Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Jacques Lacombe
Director: Jeremy Summerly
Piano: Anton Kuerti
Conductor: Andrew Davis

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