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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with music including Beethoven's Piano Sonata in F minor, Op 2 No 1, Faure's Cantique de Jean Racine and Borodin's Polovtsian Dances from
Prince Igor.


Unknown: Jean Racine

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
CPE Bach Symphony in A, Wql82 No 4 English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
9.12 Mozart Der Vogelfanger Bin Ich, Ja (The Magic Bute)
Anton Scharinger (bass), Les Arts Florissants, conductor William Christie
9.16 Biber Sonata Representativa in A II Giardino Armonico
9.27 Mozart Church Sonata in C,
K263 Peter Hurford (organ), Amsterdam Mozart Players
9.33 Elgar Symphony No 1 in A flat Philharmonia, conductor John Barbirolli


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Bass: Anton Scharinger
Conductor: William Christie
Unknown: Peter Hurford
Conductor: John Barbirolli

: Artist of the Week

Marilyn Home
Marilyn Home talks to Joan Bakewell about the challenges of singing
Wagner and Handel and about her great partnership in bel canto operas with Joan Sutherland. With music by Handel, Bellini and Donizetti.


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Joan Sutherland.

: Sound Stories

Fairy Tales
With Peggy Reynolds. 3: Bluebeard
"Once upon a time there was a man who had several fine houses, silver and gold plate, embroidered furniture, and coaches gilt all over.
But this same man had a blue beard which made all the women run away from him." (Charles Perrault ) With excerpts from:
Offenbach Barbe-Bleue
Scottish Chamber Orchestra, conductor Claudio Abbado
Dukas Ariane et Barbe-Bleue
Katherine Ciesinski (soprano), Gabriel Bacquier (baritone),
Radio France Chorus and New Philharmonic, conductor Armin Jordan
Bartok Duke Bluebeard 's Castle
Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo),
John Tomlinson (bass), Berlin Philharmonic , conductor Bernard Haitink


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds.
Unknown: Charles Perrault
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Conductor: Dukas Ariane
Soprano: Katherine Ciesinski
Baritone: Gabriel Bacquier
Conductor: Armin Jordan
Conductor: Bartok Duke Bluebeard
Unknown: Anne Sofie von Otter
Bass: John Tomlinson
Bass: Berlin Philharmonic
Conductor: Bernard Haitink

: Composer of the Week: Purcell

With Robert King. 3: 1685-8
Thou Wakeful Shepherd, Z198;
Hosanna to the Highest, Z187; Why, Why Are All the Muses Mute? Z343; Dido and Aeneas (Act 3); Now That the Sun Hath Veiled His Light, Z193 Repeated next Wednesday 12 midnight

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

From the Adrian Boult Hall ,
Birmingham Conservatoire. Introduced by Chris Wines . Paul Lewis (piano)
Busoni Elegies: No 7 (Berceuse Elegiaque); No 6 (Erscheinung)
Uszt Unstern - Sinistre, Disastro; Sposalizio (Annees de Pelerinage); La Lugubre Gondola (1882 version)
Busoni Elegy No 3 (Meine Seele Bangt und Hofft zu Dir)
Bach Italian Concerto in F, BWV971


Unknown: Adrian Boult Hall
Introduced By: Chris Wines
Piano: Paul Lewis
Unknown: Meine Seele

: The BBC Orchestras

Ulster Orchestra
Conductors Jacek Kaspszyk and Alexander Anisimov
Mozart Symphony No 32 in G, K318 Reger Serenade in G Glinka Jota Aragonesa
Borodin In the Steppes of Central Asia Kallnnikov Symphony No 1


Conductors: Jacek Kaspszyk
Conductors: Alexander Anisimov
Unknown: Mozart Symphony

: Choral Evensong

From Wells Cathedral.
Introit: Praise Our Lord, All
Ye Gentiles (Byrd) Responses (Smith)
Psalm 104 (Buck, Longhurst)
First Lesson: Joel 3, wl-3; 9-end Office Hymn: Jesus, Good above All Other (Quern Pastores Laudavere) Canticles: Dyson in F
Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 13
Anthem: When Jesus, Our Lord (Mendelssohn)
Blessed Are the Pure in Heart (Archer) Organ Voluntary: Fugue, Op 12 (Durufle)
Organist and master of the choristers Malcolm Archer.
Assistant organist Rupert Gough.


Unknown: Malcolm Archer.
Organist: Rupert Gough.

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty 's guests tonight include American conductor
Michael Tilson Thomas. Music includes at
5.35 Haydn's String Quartet in F, Op 50 No 5 played by the Kodaly
Quartet; and at 6.35 Faure's Dolly Suite played by the Boston SO , conductor Seiji Ozawa.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas.
Conductor: Boston So
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa.

: Performance on 3

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
A concert given last March in St David's Hall, Cardiff.
Conductor Grant Llewellyn , Della Jones (mezzo)
Hoddinott Welsh Dances: Suite No 3
John Metcalf Museum of the Air
(first performance)
Beethoven Symphony No 3 in E flat (Eroica)


Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
Conductor: Della Jones

: Postscript

Mini Monet
A series of reflections on the life and work of Claude Monet to coincide with the Royal Academy's new Monet exhibition.
3: Monet in London. The Savoy Hotel may seem an unlikely place in which to retrace the steps of a bohemian artist, but Monet was already well established and wealthy when he made a series of visits to London at the beginning of this century, painting the Thames from the balcony outside his room and revelling in the various qualities of the London fog. Tim Marlow , editor of Tate magazine, and art historian John House trace Monet's
London visits.


Unknown: Claude Monet
Unknown: Tim Marlow

: Music for Organ

David Sanger plays a selection of French music at Exeter College,
Oxford - on a modern British organ in the great French romantic tradition
Langlais Incantation pour un Jour Saint
D'lndy Prelude in E flat minor, Op 66
Franck Pièce Héroïque in B minor

Mulet Rosace (Esquisses Byzantines)
Vlerne Toccata in B flat minor (Pieces de Fantaisie: Suite No 2)
Repeat See also Friday 1pm


Unknown: David Sanger

: Ensemble

A recital by the young German violinist Isabelle Faust given last December in the Wigmore Hall,
London. Introduced by Penny Gore, who talks to the violinist about her early years.
Isabelle Faust (violin), Ewa Kupiec (piano)
Mendelssohn Violin Sonata in F
Prokofiev Violin Sonata No 1, Op 80 Producer Nigel Wilkinson Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Violinist: Isabelle Faust
Violin: Isabelle Faust
Piano: Ewa Kupiec
Producer: Nigel Wilkinson

: Night Waves

Monet's paintings are among the most familiar and widely exploited of any artist's work, so can the Royal Academy's new exhibition offer any new insights or a fresh interpretation? Patrick Wright and guests discuss Monet in the 20th Century. Plus first-night news from the opening of Vassa: Howard Davis directs Sheila Hancock in Gorky's comic portrait of a powerful matriarch.
Producer Doug Traill-Stevenson


Unknown: Patrick Wright
Unknown: Howard Davis
Unknown: Sheila Hancock
Producer: Doug Traill-Stevenson

: Jan Notes

Alyn Shipton presents a profile of guitarist John Pizzarelli.


Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Guitarist: John Pizzarelli.

: Composer of the Week Rimsky-Korsakov

Rlmsky at the Opera
Presented by Piers Burton-Page . Boyarina Vera Sheloga (Overture; final scene)
Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Stoyan Angelov Overture: The Tsar's Bride
Russian State Symphony Orchestra, conductor Yevgeni Svetlanov
Sleep Has Overcome Her (The Tsar's Bride) Sergei Aleksashkin (bass), Philharmonia, conductor Gennadi Rozhdestvensky Suite: Tsar Saltan
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Edward Downes Repeated from last Wednesday


Presented By: Piers Burton-Page
Presented By: Boyarina Vera Sheloga
Conductor: Stoyan Angelov
Conductor: Yevgeni Svetlanov
Bass: Sergei Aleksashkin
Conductor: Edward Downes
Vera Sheloga: Stefka Evstatieva (soprano)
Nadezhda: Alexandrina Micheva (mezzo)
Vlasevna: Stefka Mineva (contralto)
Boyar Ivan Semyonich Sheloga: Dimiter Stanchev (bass)

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Olivier Latry (organ)
Bach Prelude, Trio and Fugue in B, BWV545b Franck Prelude, Fugue and Variation in B minor, Op 18 No 3 Alain Litanies Durufle Prelude and Fugue on the Name Alain, Op 7 Latry Improvisation on BACH
2.05 Grieg Holberg Suite CBC Vancouver Orchestra, conductor Mario Bernardi
3.00 Schools
3.00 Time and Tune 3.20 Together
3.40 Dance Workshop 4.00 The
Song Tree 4.20 Scottish Resources 10-12 4.40 Talking Points
5.00 Schubert Marche Militaire
Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, conductor Uri Mayer
5.45 Chopin Ballade No 2 in F, Op 38 Valerie Tryon (piano)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Mario Bernardi
Conductor: Uri Mayer

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