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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with arts news and music, including at 6.00
William Comysh 's Ah, Robin; at 7.15 Satie's Gnossiennes played by Pascal Roge (piano); and after 8.00 Warlock's Capriol Suite.


Unknown: William Comysh
Piano: Pascal Roge

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Tchaikovsky Capriccio Italien Leningrad Philharmonic, conductor Yevgeni Mravinsky
9.15 Schubert, compl Tirimo Piano Sonata in C, D613 Martino Tirimo
9.36 Wolf Gebet ; Neue Liebe; Auf ein Altes Bild (Morike Lieder) Olaf Baer (baritone),
Geoffrey Parsons (piano)
9.46 Weber Clarinet Quintet in B flat Members of the Nash Ensemble,
Antony Pay (clarinet)
10.16 Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, director Alison Bury (violin)


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Yevgeni Mravinsky
Unknown: Martino Tirimo
Unknown: Wolf Gebet
Baritone: Olaf Baer
Piano: Geoffrey Parsons
Clarinet: Bach Brandenburg
Violin: Alison Bury

: Artist of the Week

Julia Varady
Soprano Julia Varady talks about her enjoyment of the concert platform and about what she enjoys singing. Including music by Verdi and Bach.


Soprano: Julia Varady
Soprano: Julia Varady

: Sound Stories

With Richard Baker. Cardinal
Richelieu wielded immense power in 17th-century France as chief minister to Louis XIII. He managed to survive in turbulent times, when France was riven by religious and civil wars - and when many people conspired against him. Music includes:
Meyerbeer Les Huguenots Ambrosian Opera Chorus, New Philharmonia, conductor Richard Bonynge Bouzignac Te Deum Les Arts Florissants, conductor William Christie
Tltelouze Magnificat Joseph Payne (organ) Peri Aria di Dafne
Jill Feldman
(soprano), Nigel North (lute)


Unknown: Richard Baker.
Unknown: Louis Xiii.
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Conductor: William Christie
Conductor: Tltelouze Magnificat
Conductor: Joseph Payne
Soprano: Jill Feldman
Soprano: Nigel North

: Composer of the Week Liszt

Chris de Souza explores the astonishing range of Liszt's music. 4: Chamber Music
Romance Oubliée Gerard Causse (viola), Frangois-Ren6 Duchable (piano) Elegy No 1 Anner Bylsma (cello), Gerda Ockers (harp),
Bob Zimmerman (harmonium), Reinbert de Leeuw (piano)
Violin Sonata Alfredo Campoli (violin), Valerie Tryon (piano)
A Recitation: Der Traurige Monch Wolf Kahler (speaker), Leslie Howard (piano)
At the Grave of Richard Wagner Berlin Soloists
Epithalam zu E
Jean-Jacques Kantorow (violin), Henri Barda (piano) Repeated next Thursday 12 midnight


Unknown: Chris de Souza
Viola: Gerard Causse
Cello: Anner Bylsma
Harp: Gerda Ockers
Harp: Bob Zimmerman
Violin: Alfredo Campoli
Violin: Valerie Tryon
Unknown: Wolf Kahler
Piano: Leslie Howard
Violin: Jean-Jacques Kantorow
Violin: Henri Barda

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Chamber Music from Manchester
Paul Allen presents a recital given last November by Russian husband-and-wife duo Yuri Torchinsky (violin) and Dina Parakhina (piano).
Beethoven Violin Sonata in D, Op 12 No 1
Franck Violin Sonata in A


Unknown: Paul Allen
Violin: Yuri Torchinsky
Violin: Dina Parakhina

: The BBC Orchestras

Ulster Orchestra
Conductors Vernon Handley and Justin Brown , Raphael Wallfisch (cello), Giselle Allen (soprano), John O'Conor (piano)
Brahms Tragic Overture Parry Elegy to Brahms
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 4 in G
Dohnanyi Konzertstuck for cello and orchestra
Sullivan The Tempest (excerpts)


Conductors: Vernon Handley
Conductors: Justin Brown
Cello: Raphael Wallfisch
Soprano: Giselle Allen
Piano: John O'Conor
Unknown: Dohnanyi Konzertstuck

: Ensemble

Repeated from yesterday 10pm

: Music Machine

The 1990s
For classical music, the 1990s have brought mass CD sales of Gorecki, Nyman, Adiemus and Vanessa-Mae and seen Nigel Kennedy re-establish himself. For a while, marketing ruled - but does it still? Opera got a boost with the 1990 World Cup, and young composers like Mark-Anthony Tumage and Steve Martland took centre stage. Tommy Pearson looks back on the decade with Norman Lebrecht ,
Michael Berkeley and Fiona Maddocks.


Unknown: Nigel Kennedy
Unknown: Mark-Anthony Tumage
Unknown: Steve Martland
Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Norman Lebrecht
Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Fiona Maddocks.

: In Tune

Presented by Sean Rafferty , including at 5.40 Elgar's Introduction and Allegro for strings performed by the Academy of St Martin in the Fields under their conductor Neville
Marriner, and at about 6.40
Tchaikovsky's Fantasy Overture: Romeo and Juliet is played by the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, conducted by Kurt Masur.


Presented By: Sean Rafferty
Conducted By: Kurt Masur.

: Performance on 3

BBC Singers
Conductor Stephen Cleobury , Thomas Trotter (organ).
A concert given last September in St Asaph Cathedral as part of the North Wales International Music Festival. The programme draws together music by 20th-century English and Welsh composers - notably William Mathias , who is buried in the cathedral churchyard.
Mathias Toccata Giocosa , for Organ; A May Magnificat
Howells Master Tallis 's Lament, for Organ
Tippett Five Spirituals (A Child of Our Time)
Lewis A Herefordshire Carol
Britten Sacred and Profane
Hoddinott Hymnus ante Somnum Elgar Organ Sonata No 1 (1st mvt) Parry Lord, Let Me Know Mine End (Songs of Farewell)
Mathias An Admonition to Rulers


Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Conductor: Thomas Trotter
Unknown: William Mathias
Unknown: Mathias Toccata Giocosa
Unknown: Howells Master Tallis
Unknown: Hoddinott Hymnus

: Postscript: Outriders: 4: David Rudkin

Patrick Wright talks to five unsung, witty and engaging figures on the cultural scene who are distinguished by their originality and imagination.
Anglo-Irish playwright David Rudkin's screen credits include Testimony and The Woodlanders; on stage, Afore Night Come; and on radio The Lovesong of Alfred J Hitchcock. He talks about the importance of personally challenging drama.


Interviewer: Patrick Wright
Interviewee: David Rudkin

: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Conductor Ondrej Kukal Martinu The Parables


Conductor: Ondrej Kukal

: Music Restored

Lucie Skeaping introduces a selection of music connecting
England and France, including music by Robert Morton and Gilles Binchois sung by the Orlando Consort, and chamber music by Charles Dleupart played by Claire Guimond (flute), John Toll (harpsichord) and Charles Medlam (viola da gamba). Producer Lindsay Kemp
E-MAIL: music.restored@bbc.co.uk
Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Introduces: Lucie Skeaping
Music By: Robert Morton
Music By: Gilles Binchois
Music By: Charles Dleupart
Played By: Claire Guimond
Flute: John Toll
Viola: Charles Medlam
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: Night Waves

Paul Allen talks to Irish poet Paul Durcan , whose ambitious new collection, The Mary Robinson Years , attempts to chart both his own interior life and the spirit of his country through the watershed years of Mary Robinson 's presidency. Plus first-night news from the world premiere of Paco Pena 's Andalucian dance-drama La Musa Gitana. And alchemy, madness and mysticism - Paul Allen reports on the troubled life of August Strindberg and on current interpretations of his work, as Radio 3 marks the 150th anniversary of his birth with a new production of The Father, which is broadcast this coming Sunday evening.


Talks: Paul Allen
Unknown: Paul Durcan
Unknown: Mary Robinson Years
Unknown: Mary Robinson
Unknown: Paco Pena
Unknown: Musa Gitana.
Unknown: Paul Allen

: Jazz Notes

The Spike Robinson Quartet complete their Stan Getz tribute in another set from the Bull's Head,
Barnes, introduced by Alyn Shipton.


Unknown: Spike Robinson
Unknown: Stan Getz
Introduced By: Alyn Shipton.

: Composer of the Week: Tavener

Verses in the Mirror. Presented by Fiona Talkington.
Palintropos Rolf Hind (piano), City of London Sinfonia/Martyn Brabbins
He Hath Entered the Heaven Oxford
Pro Musica Singers/Michael Smedley The Repentant Thief Andrew Marriner (clarinet), London Symphony
Orchestra/Michael Tilson Thomas Repeated from last Thursday


Presented By: Fiona Talkington.
Piano: Palintropos Rolf Hind

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Saarbriicken Radio Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Audrey Boreyko Copland Suite: Appalachian Spring Haydn Symphony No 102 in B flat
2.40 Bach Solo Violin Sonata No 1 in G minor, BWV1001 Sigiswald Kuijken
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
5.00 Tchalkovsky Yeletski 's Aria (The Queen of Spades) Allan Monk (baritone), Calgary Philharmonic, conductor Mario Bernardi
5.10 Musorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition
Aldo Ciccolini (piano)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Audrey Boreyko
Unknown: Tchalkovsky Yeletski
Baritone: Allan Monk
Conductor: Mario Bernardi
Piano: Aldo Ciccolini

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