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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with music and arts news, including a look at the National Gallery's new exhibition of portraits by Ingres, and a review of choreographer Pina Bausch 's return to Sadler's Wells. Music includes Bach's
Brandenburg Concerto No 1 in F,
Victoria's 0 Magnum Mysterium sung by the Westminster Cathedral Choir, and Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue.


Unknown: Pina Bausch

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Schubert Piano Sonata in A flat, D557 Andras Schiff
9.14 Vaughan Williams Five Variants of "Dives and Lazarus"
Northern Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
9.26 Byrd Rejoice unto the Lord Gerard Lesne (countertenor), Orlando Gibbons Ensemble
9.31 Beethoven Cello Sonata in A, Op 69 Pierre Fournier , Friedrich Gulda (piano)
9.59 Poulenc Sinfonietta
French National Radio Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Andras Schiff
Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Unknown: Gerard Lesne
Unknown: Pierre Fournier
Piano: Friedrich Gulda
Conductor: Charles Dutoit

: Artist of the Week

Despite a career in the musical limelight, Midori remains a very private person. She tells
Joan Bakewell about how she guards against manipulation by promoters and record company executives, and about her current studies for a degree in psychology. With music by Bach, Dvorak and Paganini.


Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Sound Stories

The Tudors and the Stuarts
With Donald Macleod. The restoration of the monarchy in 1660 - after the Commonwealth period of Oliver Cromwell - brought another Charles to the throne, Charles II.
Pomp and pageantry returned to fashion after the dark theatres of the Puritan interregnum, and Charles imported continental manners to music as well.
Locke Music for His Majesty's
Sagbutts and Cornetts Michael Laird Cornett and Sagbutt Ensemble
Humfrey 0 Give Thanks unto the Lord Soloists, Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, Romanesca, conductor Nicholas McGegan
Grabu Incidental music: Valentinian
Parley of Instruments Renaissance Violin Band, director Peter Holman
Locke/Banister Incidental music: The Tempest
Judith Nelson and Emma Kirkby (sopranos), Academy of Ancient
Music, director Christopher Hogwood


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Oliver Cromwell
Unknown: Charles Ii.
Unknown: Locke Music
Unknown: Cornetts Michael Laird
Conductor: Nicholas McGegan
Conductor: Grabu Incidental
Director: Peter Holman
Unknown: Judith Nelson
Sopranos: Emma Kirkby
Director: Christopher Hogwood

: Composer of the Week; Tavener

Verses in the Mirror. Symmetry is a fundamental part of Tavener's music, reflecting an eternity within the boundaries of time. Nowhere have these boundaries been more forcibly overstepped than on the Greek island of Patmos, where the exiled apostle John wrote down the Book of Revelation. Nineteen hundred years later, the island became the inspiration for a piano concerto called Palintropos.
Presented by Fiona Talkington.
Palintropos Rolf Hind (piano), City of London
Sinfonia, conductor Martyn Brabbins He Hath Entered the Heaven
Oxford Pro Musica Singers, conductor Michael Smedley The Repentant Thief
Andrew Marriner (clarinet),
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas
Repeated next Thursday 12 midnight


Presented By: Fiona Talkington.
Piano: Palintropos Rolf Hind
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Conductor: Michael Smedley
Clarinet: Andrew Marriner
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Chamber Music from Manchester
The last of three recitals of Haydn string quartets recorded at the Royal Northern College of Music as part of Haydnfest 99. The Endellion
Quartet's selection includes Haydn's earliest published quartet; his last, unfinished one; and one of his finest.
Haydn String Quartets: in B flat,
Op 1 No 1 (La Chasse); in D minor, Op 103; in F, Op 77 No 2

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Conductors Vassily Sinaisky and Donald Hunt , Paul Whelan (baritone). Emma Johnson (clarinet),
Three Choirs Festival Chorus
Bach, orch Elgar Fantasia and Fugue in C minor, BWV537
Delius Sea Drift
Brahms Hungarian Dance No 1 in G minor
Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A, K622
Brahms Symphony No 4 in E minor


Conductors: Vassily Sinaisky
Conductors: Donald Hunt
Baritone: Paul Whelan
Clarinet: Emma Johnson

: Ensemble

As a young man, Beethoven was so impressed by Haydn's string quartets that he avoided writing any of his own, although he did compose many other chamber works, including string and piano trios. Penny Gore introduces a selection, ending with a complete performance of the Trio in B flat, Op 11, given by Robert Plane (clarinet), Martin Storey (cello) and Benjamin Frith (piano).
Repeated from yesterday 10pm


Clarinet: Martin Storey
Piano: Benjamin Frith

: Music Machine

Music and Wood
The Shaker people of New England are renowned for their beautifully crafted wooden furniture and boxes.
Tommy Pearson visits Hancock
Shaker Village in Massachusetts for a guided tour.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

Presented by Sean Rafferty , including at 5.40 Strauss's famous Trio from
Der Rosenkavalier performed by Elisabeth Schwarzkopf , Christa Ludwig and Teresa Stich-Randall accompanied by the Philharmonia, conductor Herbert von Karajan , and at 6.30 Mozart's Fantasia in C minor, K475, played by pianist Maria Joao Pires.


Presented By: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Unknown: Christa Ludwig
Unknown: Teresa Stich-Randall
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Pianist: Maria Joao Pires.

: Performance on 3

BBC Symphony Orchestra
In Memoriam. Three works by 20th-century English composers which have a quality of remembrance and commemoration about them.
This concert also celebrates the great British choral tradition, as exemplified by the BBC Symphony
Chorus in their 70th-anniversary season.
Conductor Richard Hickox ,
Joan Rodgers (soprano),
Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor), BBC Symphony Chorus
Britten Ballad of Heroes
Vaughan Williams A Pastoral Symphony (Symphony No 3) Howells Hymnus Paradisi


Conductor: Richard Hickox
Soprano: Joan Rodgers
Tenor: Anthony Rolfe Johnson
Unknown: Howells Hymnus Paradisi

: 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. 4: Mary Warnock introduces excerpts from John Stuart Mill 's essays On Liberty and The Subjection of Women. Also included are excerpts from the work of Harriet Taylor Mill , whose thinking profoundly influenced her husband. Reader Fiona Shaw.


Introduces: Mary Warnock
Unknown: John Stuart Mill
Unknown: Harriet Taylor Mill
Reader: Fiona Shaw.

: Music Restored

Lucie Skeaping introduces some early "firsts", including Beethoven's first piano sonata, the Sonata in F minor, Op 2 No 1, played by Ronald Brautigam ; Corelli's first violin sonata, played by Fabio Biondi ; and Monteverdi's first madrigal, sung by the Consort of Musicke.
Producer Lindsay Kemp
E-MAIL: music.restored@bbc.co.uk
Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Introduces: Lucie Skeaping
Played By: Ronald Brautigam
Played By: Fabio Biondi
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: Night Waves

Composers, aristocrats, bankers and writers were among the subjects painted by Ingres, the leading portraitist of his age. Paul Allen discusses his work and the insight it gives into 19th-century French history as a major exhibition opens at the National Gallery in London. Plus first-night news from the opening of Alan Ayckbourn 's new version of Ostrovsky's tragicomic satire on Russian life, The Forest.
Producer Doug Traill-Stevenson


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Alan Ayckbourn
Producer: Doug Traill-Stevenson

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton is joined by Campbell Burnap to review the latest CDs.


Unknown: Alyn Shipton

: Composer of the Week: Purcell

With Robert King. 4: 1689-92
Praise the Lord, 0 Jerusalem, Z46; Welcome, Glorious Mom, Z338; The
Gordian Knot Untied, Z597; The Fairy Queen (Act 4)
Repeated from last Thursday

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Luxembourg Philharmonic, conductor Olaf Henzold ,
Anna-Maria Panzarella (soprano)
Reger Four Symphonic Poems after Arnold Bocklin
Mahler Symphony No 4
2.35 Schubert Arpeggione Sonata in A minor, D821 Andrej Petrac (cello), Alenka Seek Lorenz (piano)
3.00 Schools
3.00 Music Workshop
3.20 Let's Move!
3.40 Words Alive!
3.55 First Steps in Drama
4.10 Listen and Write
4.30 Alphabet Time
4.40 Check It Out
5.10 Brahms Trio in A minor, Op 114 Giorgio Levirato (clarinet), Giuseppe Barutti (cello), Elena Braslavsky (piano)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Olaf Henzold
Soprano: Anna-Maria Panzarella
Clarinet: Giuseppe Barutti
Cello: Elena Braslavsky

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