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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with music and arts news, including a review of a new production of Shakespeare's The Tempest at the West Yorkshire
Playhouse in Leeds. Music includes at 6.00 Purcell's famous duet for countertenors Sound the Trumpet, sung by James Bowman and Michael Chance ; at 7.30 the Notturno from
Borodin's String Quartet No 2 played in the orchestral version by the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi; and just after 8.00 Parry's anthem / Was Glad performed by the Choir of King's College, Cambridge.


Sung By: James Bowman
Sung By: Michael Chance

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Schubert Piano Sonata in B, D575 Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
9.25 Dvorak String Sextet in A, Op 48 Members of the Berlin Philharmonic Octet
9.56 Glazunov Symphony No 4 in E flat Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Yevgeni Mravinsky


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Piano: Sviatoslav Richter
Conductor: Yevgeni Mravinsky

: Artist of the Week

Julia Varady
Soprano Julia Varady has performed regularly in all the major opera houses of the world. She talks to
Joan Bakewell about some of her favourite roles and theatres, including music by Mozart and Verdi.


Soprano: Julia Varady
Soprano: Julia Varady
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Sound Stories

With Richard Baker. John Bunyan was the son of an itinerant tinker and suffered from guilt and a fear of damnation, with which he grappled for years. One result of this monumental inner struggle was The Pilgrim's Progess, whose vibrant, imaginative and highly accessible character appealed to all social classes and established Bunyan as something of a hero.
Vaughan Williams The Pilgrim's
Progress London Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, conductor Adrian Boult


Unknown: Richard Baker.
Unknown: John Bunyan
Conductor: Adrian Boult

: Composer of the Week: Liszt

Chris de Souza explores the astonishing range of Liszt's music. 3: The Voice
Go Not, Happy Day
Thomas Hampson (baritone), Geoffrey Parsons (piano)
Le Forgeron Gyorgy Korondy (tenor),
Joszef Gregor (bass), Male Chorus of the Hungarian People's Army, Adam Fellegi (piano), conductor Istvan Kis Petrarch Sonnet No 123
Bruce Brewer (tenor),
Francois-Joel Thiollier (piano)
The Entry into Jerusalem (Christus) Henriette Bonde-Hanson (soprano), Iris Vermilion (alto), Michael Schade (tenor), Andreas Schmidt (bass),
Gachinger Children's Chorus, Krakow Chamber Choir, Stuttgart RSO, conductor Helmuth Rilling
Es War ein Konig in Thule
Hildegard Behrens (soprano), Cord Garben (piano) Via Crucis (excerpt)
Netherlands Chamber Choir, directed by Reinbert de Leeuw (piano) Repeated next Wednesday 12 midnight


Baritone: Thomas Hampson
Piano: Geoffrey Parsons
Bass: Joszef Gregor
Piano: Adam Fellegi
Conductor: Istvan Kis
Soprano: Henriette Bonde-Hanson
Tenor: Michael Schade
Tenor: Andreas Schmidt
Conductor: Helmuth Rilling
Soprano: Hildegard Behrens
Directed By: Reinbert de Leeuw

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

From the Adrian Boult Hall , Birmingham Conservatoire.
Introduced by Chris Wines .
François-Frédéric Guy (piano) Brahms Four Pieces, Op 119 Prokofiev Piano Sonata No 8


Unknown: Adrian Boult Hall
Introduced By: Chris Wines
Piano: François-Frédéric Guy

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Conductors Andrew Davis and Vernon Handley
, Peter Donohoe (piano)
Ravel Valses Nobles et Sentimentales
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 3 in C minor
Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique


Conductors: Andrew Davis
Conductors: Vernon Handley
Piano: Peter Donohoe

: Choral Evensong

From Rochester Cathedral.
Introit: Exsultate Deo (Scarlatti)
Responses (Leighton)
Psalm 18 (Cutter, Turle, from Purcell, Hopkins)
First Lesson: Jeremiah 2, wl4-32
Office Hymn: Father, Hear the Prayer We Offer (Cypress Court) Canticles: Bairstow in D
Second Lesson: John 1, w35-end
Anthem: Thee I Will Love (Howells)
Hymn: 0 Thou Who Camest (Hereford) Organ Voluntary: Chant Heroique (Langlais)
Director of music Roger Sayer Assistant organist Sean Farrell


Music: Roger Sayer
Organist: Sean Farrell

: In Tune

With Sean Rafferty , including piano music by Bartok, Strauss's Don Juan and a look ahead to Songbook 98-a review of recent songs at the Wigmore Hall.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Don Juan

: Performance on 3

London Slnfonietta
From the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, Penny Gore introduces a concert of music new to
London by three leading European composers. Conductor
George Benjamin , Valdine Anderson (soprano). Wolfgang Rihm Gedrangte Form (first UK performance)
Gerard Grlsey Quatre Chants pour Franchir le Seuil (first performance)
8.30 Boulez's Lost Symphony
In 1947, Pierre Bouiez composed his only symphony. It has never been heard, for shortly after completing the work, which he still regards as the summation of everything he knew up to that point, Boulez lost the manuscript. He recalls the lost piece in conversation with Brian Morton.
8.50 Boulez Sur Incises
Pierre Boulez : a Life in Seven Chapters is on tonight at 11.15pm on BBC2.
See also Friday 10.10pm on Radio 3


Conductor: George Benjamin
Soprano: Valdine Anderson
Unknown: Gerard Grlsey
Unknown: Pierre Bouiez
Unknown: Brian Morton.
Unknown: Pierre Boulez

: Postscript

Patrick Wright talks to five unsung, witty and engaging figures on the cultural scene.
3: Derek Bailey
Free-improvising guitarist of nearly
50 years' standing, Derek Bailey was also co-founder of the first independent, musician-owned record company in Britain.


Talks: Patrick Wright
Unknown: Derek Bailey
Unknown: Derek Bailey

: Ensemble

In the first of two programmes, Penny Gore investigates how composers through the ages have transcribed and reworked the music of their predecessors.
Bach, transcr Busonl Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue Lowri Blake (cello), John Lenehan (piano) Stravinsky Suite Italienne Kyzysztof Smietana (violin), Caroline Palmer (piano)
Uszt Paraphrase on Themes from Verdi's "Rigoletto"
Alexander Taylor (piano)
Producer Nigel Wilkinson. Rptd tomorrow 4pm


Cello: Lowri Blake
Cello: John Lenehan
Piano: Stravinsky Suite Italienne
Violin: Kyzysztof Smietana
Piano: Caroline Palmer
Piano: Alexander Taylor
Producer: Nigel Wilkinson.

: Night Waves

Powerful colours and clear black outlines, banal interiors and eerie landscapes: the paintings of Patrick Caulfield have become icons of modern life. As a major retrospective opens at the Hayward Gallery in London, Patrick Wright reviews the work of one of the most celebrated of British artists. Producer Julian May


Unknown: Patrick Caulfield
Unknown: Patrick Wright

: Jazz Notes

Continuing the Stan Getz theme,
American bassist Bill Crow talks to
Alyn Shipton about the late saxophonist. Crow also talks about his bestselling books Jazz Anecdotes and From Birdland to Broadway.


Unknown: Stan Getz
Bassist: Bill Crow
Unknown: Alyn Shipton

: Composer of the Week: Tavener

The Name of Jesus
The sign of Jonah in the whale's belly was taken by Jesus as a prophecy of his own death and resurrection. Tavener has tried to bury his western musical preconceptions and has found new life in the simplest and most innocent of musical gestures. Presented by Fiona Talkington.
The Lord's Prayer Oxford Pro Musica Singers, conductor Michael Smedley The Whale (Part 1) London
Sinfonietta Chorus and Orchestra, conductor David Atherton
Nomine Jesu London Sinfonietta
Chorus and Orchestra, conducted by the Composer The Whale (Part 2) London
Sinfonietta Chorus and Orchestra, conductor David Atherton
The Lamb Tallis Scholars, conducted by the Composer Repeated from last Wednesday


Presented By: Fiona Talkington.
Conductor: Michael Smedley
Conductor: David Atherton
Conductor: David Atherton

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Wolfgang Zerer (organ) plays Bach, Messiaen, Franck and Pachelbel on the organ of St Stephen's Cathedral, Passau
2.05 Bruckner Motets: Ave Maria; Christus Factus Est; Locus Esti Sokkelund Choir, director Morton Schuldt Jensen
2.30 Mozart Violin Concerto No 3 in G, K216 Rasma Lielmane , Latvian
Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, conductor Tovijs Lifsics
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 Soler Fandango in D minor, R146 Scott Ross (harpsichord)
5.20 Arriaga Symphony in D major/minor Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, conductor Hannu Koivula


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Wolfgang Zerer
Director: Morton Schuldt Jensen
Unknown: Rasma Lielmane
Conductor: Tovijs Lifsics
Unknown: Soler Fandango
Harpsichord: Scott Ross
Conductor: Hannu Koivula

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