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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with music and arts news, including a discussion from
Cannes on the Classical Awards and their international standing.
Nominations for the 1999 awards include William Christie ,
Vladimir Ashkenazy and Sir Charles Mackerras. Music in today's programme includes Schubert's Symphony No 8 in B minor
(Unfinished) performed by the Orchestra of the 18th Century, conducted by Frans Bruggen , and Tallis sung by the Hilliard Ensemble.


Unknown: William Christie
Unknown: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Unknown: Sir Charles MacKerras.
Conducted By: Frans Bruggen

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Kuhlau Overture: Lulu
Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Michael Schonwandt
9.08 Schubert Piano Sonata in E,
D459 Wilhelm Kempff
9.37 Mozart D'Elisio in Sen
MAttendi (Lucia Silla )
Edita Gruberova (soprano), Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo),
Vienna Concentus Musicus, director Nikolaus Harnoncourt
9.45 Bloch Schelomo
Pierre Fournier (cello), Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Alfred Wallenstein
10.08 Prokofiev Suite: Lieutenant Kije Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conductor Claudio Abbado


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Michael Schonwandt
Unknown: Wilhelm Kempff
Unknown: Mozart D'Elisio
Unknown: Lucia Silla
Soprano: Edita Gruberova
Soprano: Cecilia Bartoli
Director: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Cello: Pierre Fournier
Conductor: Alfred Wallenstein
Conductor: Claudio Abbado

: Artist of the Week

Midori talks to Joan Bakewell about her experiences as a 15-year-old violin virtuoso setting out on an international career and the encouragement she received from Isaac Stern and Pinchas Zukerman.
With music by Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky and Bach.


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Isaac Stern
Unknown: Pinchas Zukerman.

: Sound Stories

The Tudors and the Stuarts
With Donald Macleod. After the tribulations of the short reign of her half-sister, the accession in 1558 of Elizabeth ushered in a period not only of relative political and economic stability, but a Golden Age in all the arts. And here, as elsewhere, the queen herself often led the way. Byrd 0 Lord, Make Thy Servant Elizabeth Our Queen King's Singers
Britten, arr Bream Courtly Dances (Gloriana)
Julian Bream Consort
Byrd The Queen's Almain Sophie Yates (harpsichord)
Donizetti Confrontation Scene (Maria Stuarda)
English National Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Charles Mackerras
Farnaby Up Tailes All
Ton Koopman (harpsichord)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Julian Bream Consort
Harpsichord: Almain Sophie Yates
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Elizabeth: Rosalind Plowright (soprano)
Mary: Janet Baker (mezzo)

: Composer of the Week: Tavener

Song of the Soul. As an Englishman received into the Orthodox Church,
Tavener has had to come to terms with the vastness and anonymity of the Eastern Christian liturgical tradition, both in his life and in his music. Presented by Fiona Talkington.
Orthodox Vigil Service (excerpts) Choir of Christ Church Cathedral,
Oxford, director Francis Grier The Protecting Veil (excerpts) Steven Isserlis (cello),
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Gennadi Rozhdestvensky Liturgy of St John Chrysostom (excerpts)
Europa Singers, conductor Clive Wearing
Repeated next Tuesday 12 midnight


Presented By: Fiona Talkington.
Director: Francis Grier
Cello: Steven Isserlis
Conductor: Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Unknown: John Chrysostom

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

From Belfast, introduced by John Toal.
Robert Plane (clarinet), Philip Dukes (viola),
Sophia Rahman (piano)
Mozart Trio in E flat, K498
Kurtag Homage to Schumann Francaix Trio (first broadcast)


Introduced By: John Toal.
Viola: Philip Dukes
Piano: Sophia Rahman

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Conductors Yan Pascal Tortelier and Charles Mackerras ,
Peter Donohoe (piano) Bridge Suite: The Sea Ollone The Fiddler
Bartok Piano Concerto No 3
Brahms Symphony No 2 in D


Unknown: Charles MacKerras
Piano: Peter Donohoe

: Voices

French Anti-Romantics. lain Burnside introduces a selection of songs by French composers reacting against the 19th-century Romantic tradition. Lisa Milne (soprano), Sarah Connolly (mezzo), lain Burnside (piano) Satie Trois Poemes d'Amour
Chabrier Pastorale des Cochons
Milhaud Catalogue des Reurs Poulenc Quatre Poemes de Guillaume Apollinaire
Roussel Jazz dans la Nuit;
Le Bachelier de Salamanque Satie Trois Melodies
Honegger Petits Cours de Morale Rosenthal Chansons de Monsieur
Bleu (excerpts)
Repeated from yesterday 10pm


Soprano: Lisa Milne
Soprano: Sarah Connolly
Piano: Satie Trois Poemes

: Music Machine

Music and Wood
Tommy Pearson visits Newark and Sherwood College to find out how a violin is made, from selecting the wood to the finished instrument.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

The legendary dance company
Tanztheater Wuppertal begins its 25th-anniversary celebrations this year with a visit to London's Sadler's Wells. Sean Rafferty discovers what makes this such a special company and takes a look at the new production, Viktor. Music includes Weber's Clarinet Concerto No 2 in E flat played by Charles Neidich and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra at about 6.35.


Played By: Charles Neidich

: Performance on 3: Il Parnasso in Festa

A rare opportunity to hear Handel's sparkling serenata Il Parnasso in Festa - composed to celebrate a royal wedding in 1734 - in a performance recorded at the 1997 London Handel Festival.
Mhairi Lawson, Jeni Bern and Joanne Lunn (sopranos), Deborah Miles-Johnson and Catherine King (mezzos), Stephen Varcoe (bass), London Handel Orchestra, conductor Denys Darlow


Soprano: Mhairi Lawson
Soprano: Jeni Bern
Soprano: Joanne Lunn
Mezzo: Deborah Miles-Johnson
Mezzo: Catherine King
Bass: Stephen Varcoe
Musicians: London Handel Orchestra
Conductor: Denys Darlow

: Postscript

Dissenting Voices
Five programmes in which the work of a writer from the past who argued with passion for change is introduced by a contemporary outspoken voice. 2: Sir Stephen Tumim introduces excerpts from George Orwell 's essay Politics and the English Language. Reader Samuel West.


Introduces: Sir Stephen Tumim
Unknown: George Orwell
Reader: Samuel West.

: Night Visions

The first recording of this recent piece by Matthew Taylor , played by the Campbell Ensemble.


Unknown: Matthew Taylor

: Night Waves

How far is it possible for a country to expose the full truth of its recent history? Richard Coles talks to leading South African poet and journalist Antjie Krog , whose new book, Country of My Skull, gives a powerful account of the aims and achievements of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. He also discusses a new exhibition of African photography since the 1920s which offers an intimate view of social life in Africa. Plus news and comment on tonight's announcement of the Whitbread Book Awards.
Producer Julian May


Talks: Richard Coles
Unknown: Antjie Krog

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton celebrates 60 years of Blue Note records with general manager Tom Evered , producer
Michael Cuscuna , and altoist Jackie McLean , who look back at the label's tradition.


Unknown: Tom Evered
Producer: Michael Cuscuna
Unknown: Jackie McLean

: 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 from last Tuesday

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Music by Philidor, Bach, Cima, Kindermann and Leclair, performed by Camerata Koln
2.20 Mozart Piano Sonata in C. K545 Young-Lan Han
2.40 Hetu Trumpet Concerto Guy Few, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra, conductor Raffi Armenian
3.00 Schools
3.00 Playtime
3.15 Time to Move
3.35 Let's Make a Story
3.50 Drama Workshop
4.10 In the News Special Edition
4.30 Hop, Skip and Jump
4.45 Anns a' Bhad
5.10 Mozart Piano Concerto No 17 in G, K453 Brabant Orchestra, director Tamas Vasary (piano)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Young-Lan Han
Piano: Tamas Vasary

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