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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with arts news and music, including at 6.00 the overture to Haydn's Acide e Galatea; at 7.30 Saint-Saens's Cello Sonata No 1 played by Steven Isserlis and Pascal Devoyon ; and at 8.10 Chopin piano music played by Vladimir Ashkenazy.


Played By: Steven Isserlis
Played By: Pascal Devoyon
Played By: Vladimir Ashkenazy.

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Schubert Two Scherzi, D593
Maria Joao Pires (piano)
9.12 Mozart Clarinet Quintet in A, K581
Hagen Quartet,
Eduard Brunner (clarinet)
9.44 Schubert Piano Sonata in F sharp minor, 0571 (Unfinished) Andras Schiff
9.52 Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker (excerpts)
Leningrad Philharmonic, conducted by Yevgeni Mravinsky


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Piano: Maria Joao Pires
Clarinet: Eduard Brunner
Unknown: Andras Schiff
Conducted By: Yevgeni Mravinsky

: Artist of the Week

Julia Varady
Today, soprano Julia Varady talks about her relationship with her husband, baritone Dietrich Fischer -Dieskau, and about the music they have recorded together. Including excerpts from Strauss's Arabella and Bartok's Duke Bluebeard's Castle.


Unknown: Julia Varady
Soprano: Julia Varady
Baritone: Dietrich Fischer

: Sound Stories

With Richard Baker. Martin Luther 's attack on what he saw as corrupt practices in the Roman Catholic Church led to the break-up of Christendom and changed the course of history. A talented musician, he enlisted music as an essential tool of the Reformation, establishing a form of congregational singing which led to the great chorales of JS Bach. Music includes:
Bach Cantata No 80: Ein Feste Burg 1st Unser Gott
Ghent Collegium Vocale, director Philippe Herreweghe
Plainchant Veni Creator
Spiritus Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos Bach St Matthew Passion (excerpt) Netherlands Bach Society, conductor Ton Koopman


Unknown: Richard Baker.
Unknown: Martin Luther
Unknown: Ein Feste Burg
Director: Philippe Herreweghe
Unknown: Spiritus Monks
Conductor: Ton Koopman

: Composer of the Week Liszt

2: The Keyboard. Chris de Souza explores the astonishing range of Liszt's music.
12 Etudes: No 1
12 Grandes Etudes: No 1 in C; No 2 in A minor
Leslie Howard (piano) Malédiction
Michel Beroff (piano), Leipzig
Gewandhaus Orchestra/Kurt Masur Prelude and Fugue on BACH Thomas Trotter (organ) Mephisto Waltz No 1 Claudio Arrau (piano)
Nuages Gris; Bagatelle sans Tonalité Andre Watts (piano)
Repeated next Tuesday 12 midnight


Piano: Leslie Howard
Piano: Michel Beroff
Unknown: Thomas Trotter
Piano: Claudio Arrau
Piano: Andre Watts

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

From Belfast. John Toal introduces a recital to celebrate the 250th anniversary of I
Goethe's birth.
Catherine Pierard (soprano), Henry Herford (baritone), Julius Drake (piano)
Schubert Der Konig in Thule;
Gretchen am Spinnrade; Gretchens Bitte ; Szene aus Goethes Faust Plus other settings from Faust by Liszt, Schumann, Beethoven, Verdi, Busoni, Wagner, Musorgsky and Loewe.


Soprano: Catherine Pierard
Baritone: Henry Herford
Piano: Julius Drake
Piano: Schubert Der Konig
Unknown: Gretchens Bitte

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Symphony Orchestra Conductor Andrew Davis ,
Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano)
Rossini Overture: The Thieving Magpie
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 2 in Bflat
Delius The Walk to the Paradise
Garden (A Village Romeo and Juliet) Eigar Symphony No 2 in E flat


Conductor: Andrew Davis
Piano: Jean-Yves Thibaudet

: Voices

Ian Bostridge Sings
A recital of German romantic songs by the distinguished English tenor. Ian Bostridge (tenor), Julius Drake (piano)
Beethoven An die Feme Geliebte
Comellus Trauer und Trost, Op 3 Weber Die Temperamente beim Verluste der Geliebten, Op 46 Repeated from yesterday 10pm


Unknown: Ian Bostridge
Tenor: Ian Bostridge
Piano: Julius Drake

: Music Machine

The 1990s
Tommy Pearson discusses the advent of world music in the nineties with Simon Broughton and Charlie Gillett. The CD revolution has seen music flooding in from all corners of the globe. World music is now big business; the sound is influencing music as diverse as dance music and jazz, classical and film music; and it is part of the National
Curriculum. Given that there are so many new sounds from so many different cultures, is it not time to call it something else?


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Simon Broughton
Unknown: Charlie Gillett.

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty with news from the world of music and the arts. Music includes at 5.40 Howard Skempton 's Lento and at 6.45 songs from Schumann's Dichterliebe.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Howard Skempton

: Performance on 3

Lully's five-act opera, composed in 1675, was one of his most successful, yet it has not been heard complete since the 18th century. Last year, the American conductor
William Christie led a project in which students from conservatoires in Paris, London, Caen, Lyon, the Hague and Trossingen came together to rehearse intensively and give semi-staged performances in eight European cities under the auspices of the European Baroque Academy, Ambronay. In October, Radio 3 recorded this final performance in the Barbican Hall, London. The cast includes
Andrew Hewitt as the warrior hero Theseus, Sophie Karthauser as his beloved Aegle, and Kimberly McCord as the evil sorceress Medea.


Conductor: William Christie
Unknown: Andrew Hewitt
Unknown: Sophie Karthauser
Unknown: Kimberly McCord

: Postscript

Patrick Wright talks to five unsung, witty and engaging figures on the cultural scene who are distinguished by their originality and imagination. 2: Marc Karlin
Independent film-maker and publisher Marc Karlin has courted controversy with films on Rupert Murdoch and Diana, Princess of Wales, and with his unsparing analysis of the flaws of today's broadcasters.


Talks: Patrick Wright
Unknown: Marc Karlin
Unknown: Marc Karlin
Unknown: Rupert Murdoch

: Night Waves

On the death of his mother in 1905, Marcel Proust turned his back on an apparently frivolous existence as a social butterfly and withdrew to a soundproof flat and a life of writing and introspection. As novelist
Edward White publishes a new life of Proust, Richard Coles talks to him about the continuing fascination of Proust's life and work.
Producer Lawrence Pollard


Unknown: Marcel Proust
Unknown: Edward White
Talks: Richard Coles
Producer: Lawrence Pollard

: Jazz Notes

On the anniversary of Stan Getz 's birth in 1927, tenor saxophonist
Spike Robinson leads his Quartet in a musical tribute given in the Bull's Head, London. He also talks to Alyn Shipton about the Getz legacy.


Unknown: Stan Getz
Unknown: Spike Robinson
Unknown: Alyn Shipton

: 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 from last Tuesday


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

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Beethoven Symphony No 2 in D; Symphony No 3 in E flat (Eroica) La Scala Philharmonic, conductor Riccardo Muti
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: Topical Roundup
4.30 Hop, Skip and Jump
4.45 Anns a' Bhaa
5.05 William Brade Consort music from the 1609 collection
Hesperion XX, director Jordi Savall
5.40 Bach Cantata No 23: Du
Wahrer Gott und Davids Sohn
Ruth Ziesak (soprano),
Elisabeth von Magnus (alto), Paul Agnew (tenor),
Klaus Mertens (bass),
Amsterdam Baroque Choir and Orchestra, conductor Ton Koopman


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Riccardo Muti
Unknown: William Brade Consort
Director: Jordi Savall
Unknown: Wahrer Gott
Unknown: Davids Sohn
Soprano: Ruth Ziesak
Soprano: Elisabeth von Magnus
Tenor: Paul Agnew
Bass: Klaus Mertens
Conductor: Ton Koopman

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