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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny presents arts news and music, including at 6.15
Mozart's Violin Concerto No 2 in D,
K211, played by Anne-Sophie Mutter; at 7.20 Schubert's Impromptu in A flat, D899 No 4, played by Murray Perahia (piano); and at 8.00 music by Handel and Verdi.


Played By: Murray Perahia

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Utolff Scherzo (from Op 102) Clifford Curzon (piano), London Philharmonic, conductor Adrian Boult
9.08 Elgar Falstaff Halle Orchestra , conductor John Barbirolli
9.44 Beethoven Piano Sonata in G,
Op 79 Daniel Barenboim
9.54 Vivaldi Violin Concerto in G minor, Op 8 No 2 (Summer; Four Seasons) Gil Shaham ,
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
10.05 Telemann Magnificat in C
Agnes Giebel (soprano), Ira Malaniuk (contralto), Theo Altmeyer (tenor),
Heinz Rehfuss (bass-baritone), Franz Reuter-Wolf (baritone), Lausanne Youth Choir,
Munich Pro Arte Orchestra, conductor Kurt Redel


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Piano: Clifford Curzon
Conductor: Adrian Boult
Conductor: Elgar Falstaff
Conductor: Halle Orchestra
Conductor: John Barbirolli
Unknown: Daniel Barenboim
Unknown: Gil Shaham
Soprano: Agnes Giebel
Soprano: Ira Malaniuk
Contralto: Theo Altmeyer
Bass-Baritone: Heinz Rehfuss
Bass-Baritone: Franz Reuter-Wolf
Conductor: Kurt Redel

: Artist of the Week

Marilyn Home
Marilyn Home talks to Joan Bakewell about her close association with American music and her support of young singers through the Marilyn Home Foundation. With music by Copland, Bernstein and Stephen Foster.


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Stephen Foster.

: Sound Stories

Fairy Tales
With Peggy Reynolds.
5: Scheherazade. Scheherazade was immortalised in music by Rimsky-Korsakov, whose imaginative response to the Arabian Tales of 1001 Nights gave full measure to her oriental magic and mystery. But Scheherazade's ability to put off to the morrow what should rightly happen today has found many a musical echo. Music includes:
Ravel Asie (Sheherazade) Margaret Price (soprano),
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Claudio Abbado
Schumann Scheherazade
(Album for the Young)
Angela Brownridge (piano)
Nielsen Incidental music: Aladdin
Danish National Radio Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Gennadi Rozhdestvensky Amirov Arabian Nights
Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Rauf Abdullayev
Rlmsky-Korsakov Scheherazade (3rd mvt) Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Chailly


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds.
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Piano: Angela Brownridge
Conductor: Rauf Abdullayev
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly

: Composer of the Week: Purcell

With Robert King. 5: 1693-5
Te Deum in D, Z232; The Blessed Virgin's Expostulation, Z196;
Incidental music: Abdelazer; Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary, Z860 Repeated next Friday 12 midnight

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Organ and Friends
David Titterington , professor of organ studies at the Royal Academy of Music, teams up with Swedish trombonist Christian Lindberg for a duet recital at St Marylebone Church, London. Their programme ranges from the oldest existing music for trombone to brand-new Swedish music for trombone and organ. Hoist Duet
Jan Sandstrom Lacrimae Lacrimae
Bach Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV543
Anon Three Medieval Dances
Sandstrom Cadenza de la Mancha
Gardner Read Invocation


Unknown: David Titterington
Unknown: Christian Lindberg

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductors Jurjen Hempel , Jean-Yves Ossonce , Alun Francis and Osmo Vanska , Marco Rizzi (violin), Rosemary Eliot (flute)
Barber Overture: The School for
Scandal; Violin Concerto
Part Symphony No I (Polyphonic)
Bach Orchestral Suite No 2 in B minor, BWV1067
Shchedrln Concerto for Orchestra
No 2 (Chimes); Concerto for
Orchestra No 1 (Naughty Limericks) Beethoven Symphony No 1 in C


Conductors: Jurjen Hempel
Unknown: Yves Ossonce
Unknown: Alun Francis
Unknown: Osmo Vanska
Violin: Marco Rizzi
Flute: Rosemary Eliot

: Music Restored

Lucie Skeaping introduces a selection of music from Spain recorded last October at a Radio 3 invitation concert at the Royal
Academy of Music in London. The programme includes Baroque harpsichord music by Cabanilles and Soler played by Sophie Yates , and songs and guitar music from the time of Goya by Femando Sor and Federico Moretti performed by Rodrigo del Pozo (tenor) and Jakob Lindberg. Repeated from yesterday 10pm


Introduces: Lucie Skeaping
Played By: Sophie Yates
Unknown: Femando Sor
Unknown: Federico Moretti
Unknown: Jakob Lindberg.

: 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's guest is organist Wayne Marshall , who explains how the instrument influences his thinking. Repeat


Talks: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Billy Joel
Organist: Wayne Marshall

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty talks to conductor Ivan Fischer as he brings the Budapest
Festival Orchestra to London. Music includes works by Schumann and Brahms, plus at 6.35 Tippett's Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli.


Talks: Sean Rafferty
Conductor: Ivan Fischer

: Performance on 3

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra From Greyfriars Kirk,
Edinburgh, introduced by Geoffrey Baskerville. Conductor Yoav Talmi
Haydn Symphony No 45 in F sharp minor (Farewell)
8.15 News from North Britain
Rve new stories from Scotland.
2: Mystic Lotus, by Ellen Galford.
Great-uncle Hugh goes to Blackpool and returns with a new wife. Her exuberant taste in clothes and exotic make-up make her a clear winner in her new family's "black sheep
Olympics". Reader Maureen Beattie.
8.35 Bruckner Symphony No 4 in E flat (Romantic)


Conductor: Geoffrey Baskerville.
Conductor: Yoav Talmi
Unknown: Ellen Galford.
Reader: Maureen Beattie.

: Postscript

Mini Monet
5: The Monet Market. Monet remains one of the most bankable of all artists, with originals selling for millions of pounds and reproductions decorating everything from mouse mats to umbrellas. With actuality from Christie's most recent auction of Monet paintings and a browse through products from the Royal Academy's shop, this programme reflects on changes in the market for Monet from his day to ours. With excerpts from Monet's letters read by Paul Scofield.


Read By: Paul Scofield.

: Hear and Now

Following closely the arrival of the new year is the Park Lane Group's annual series of concerts featuring young artists playing contemporary music, traditionally staged in the Purcell Room on London's South
Bank during the first week of January. Previous programmes reveal a veritable who's who of musical life - and this year's line-up ranges from solo piano via percussion and harp to wind quintet. Verity Sharp presents highlights from the ten concerts. Including performances by Pedro Carneiro (percussion), the Marais Ensemble, Chamber Domaine and the Quartz Saxophone Quartet


Unknown: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Pedro Carneiro

: Jazz Century

Repeated from Saturday 6pm

: Composer of the Week: Rimsky-Korsakov

Rimsky at the Opera
Suite: Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh BBC Philharmonic, conductor Edward Downes
0 Vain Illusion of Glory and Grandeur (Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh) Boris Christoff (bass), Philharmonia, conductor Wilhelm Schuchter
Suite: The Golden Cockerel Russian
NO, conductor Mikhail Pletnev Repeated from last Friday


Conductor: Edward Downes
Bass: Boris Christoff
Conductor: Wilhelm Schuchter
Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Gluck Le Cinesi
Orchestra of the Schola Cantorum
Basiliensis/Rene Jacobs
2.05 Tchaikovsky Symphony No 6 in B minor (Pathetique) Slovenian RSO , conductor Marko Munih
3.10 Kuhlau Sonata in A minor, Op 85 Johan Bentzon (flute), Folmer Jensen (piano)
3.40 Prokoflev Peter and the Wolf
Maureen Forrester (narrator), Metropolitan Orchestra, conductor Agnes Grossmann
4.15 Crusell Sinfonia Concertante in B flat Finnish RSO/Jukk&Pekka Saraste
5.00 Mozart Symphony No 23 in D, K181 Slovenian RSO/Marko Munih
5.25 Wagner Gotterdammerung (Brunnhilde's Immolation Scene)
Anita Valkki (soprano), Finnish RSO , conductor Ulf Soderblom


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Slovenian Rso
Conductor: Marko Munih
Flute: Johan Bentzon
Piano: Folmer Jensen
Piano: Prokoflev Peter
Narrator: Maureen Forrester
Conductor: Agnes Grossmann
Unknown: Pekka Saraste
Unknown: Wagner Gotterdammerung
Soprano: Anita Valkki
Soprano: Finnish Rso
Conductor: Ulf Soderblom
Sivene: Isabelle Poulenard (soprano)
Tangia ANNE SOFIE VON: Otter(mezzo)
Lisinga: Gloria Banditelli (contralto)
Silango: Guy De Mey (tenor)

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