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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with arts news and music, including at 6.00 Mozart's song An Chloe performed by John Mark Ainsley (tenor) and Roger Vignoles (piano); at 7.30 Strauss's Horn Concerto No 1 played by Marie-Luise Neunecker and the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Ingo Metzmacher ; and at
8.00 Schumann's Toccata in C, Op 7, played by pianist Ivo Pogorelich.


Tenor: John Mark Ainsley
Tenor: Roger Vignoles
Played By: Marie-Luise Neunecker
Conductor: Ingo MetzmacHer
Pianist: Ivo Pogorelich.

: Masterworks

With Penny Gore.
Suppe Overture: Poet and Peasant Montreal Symphony Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit
9.11 Mozart Violin Sonata in G, K301 Szymon Goldberg , Radu Lupu (piano)
9.25 Handel Che Piu so Tarda ...
Stille Amare (Tolomeo)
Drew Minter (countertenor),
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, conductor Nicholas McGegan
9.32 Soler Sonatas: in F sharp minor: in FAIicia de Larrocha (piano)
9.42 Rachmaninov Symphony No 1 in D minor Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Eugene Ormandy


Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Unknown: Szymon Goldberg
Piano: Radu Lupu
Piano: Handel Che Piu
Conductor: Nicholas McGegan
Conductor: Eugene Ormandy

: Artist of the Week

Leonard Slatkin
Before American conductor
Leonard Slatkin joined the National Symphony Orchestra in 1996, he spent 27 fruitful years with the St Louis
Symphony Orchestra, helping them to establish a reputation as one of America's finest and most distinctive orchestras. He talks to Joan
Bakewell about his time at St Louis and about his achievements there, with music by Brahms and Mahler.


Unknown: Leonard Slatkin
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin

: Sound Stories

Five Femmes Fatates
With Peggy Reynolds.
2: Mata Hari was executed in Paris in 1917 on suspicion of being a German spy. But was she? The facts are still unclear. She was born
Margarethe Zelle in 1876, and the glamour that surrounded her led to friendships in every corner of Europe but also to her undoing. Her immortality was assured when she was played on screen by Greta Garbo. Massenet Ballet music: Le Roi de
National Philharmonic, conductor Richard Bonynge
Rimsky-Korsakov Suite: Antar (excerpts)
Royal Philharmonic, conductor Barry Wordsworth
Marenco Ballet music: Excelsior
Bratislava Philharmonic, conductor Ladisiav Slovak
Couperin Les Folies Françaises Gyorgy Cziffra (piano)


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds.
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Conductor: Marenco Ballet

: Composer of the Week: Telemann

With Simon Heighes.
2: Church Service. Georg Philipp Telemann served the five main churches in Hamburg for nearly half a century, producing a passion every year and well over a thousand cantatas. He brought to these works a new dramatic dimension based on his experience as a composer of opera. The music in this programme reflects the more serious side of his personality. There are excerpts from the joint Telemann-Bach motet
Jauchzet dem Herrn, the passion Der Tod Jesus, and the ravishingly beautiful cantata Du aber Daniel
Gehe Hin.
Repeated next Tuesday 12 midnight


Unknown: Simon Heighes.
Unknown: Georg Philipp
Unknown: Gehe Hin.

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

From Broadcasting House,
Belfast. John Toal introduces a recital of music for two pianos celebrating this year's centenary of the birth of Francis Poulenc.
Stephen Coombs and Jonathan Plowright (pianos)
Poulenc Capriccio (Le Bal Masquer Britten Mazurka Elegiaca Joan Trimble Sonatina
Arthur Benjamin Jamaican Rumba Poulenc Sonata for Two Pianos


Unknown: Francis Poulenc.
Unknown: Stephen Coombs
Pianos: Jonathan Plowright
Pianos: Poulenc Capriccio

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Conductors Mark Elder and Pierre Boulez
, BBC Symphony Chorus Prokofiev Dreams
Shostakovich Symphony No 2 (To October)
Prokofiev Cantata for the 20th
Anniversary of the October Revolution
Stravinsky The Rite of Spring


Unknown: Pierre Boulez

: Voices

Songs of Innocence and Experience lain Burnside unearths a clutch of songs to texts by William Blake , who has inspired a wide and surprising range of songwriters.
Repeated from yesterday 10pm


Unknown: William Blake

: Music Machine

Jewish Music
The Sephardim is the branch of the Jewish diaspora that came from
Spain, and it has a particularly rich musical history. Verity Sharp talks to Lucie Skeaping about the wealth of music and songs from this tradition.


Talks: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Lucie Skeaping

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty is joined by Philip Pickett and Edward de Souza to celebrate the Feast of Fools, a rumbustious medieval festival which was organised by the clergy. Music includes works by Debussy and Gershwin, with Bach's Violin
Concerto in A minor, BWV1041, after 6.30.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Philip Pickett
Unknown: Edward de Souza

: Performance on 3

I From the Queen Elizabeth Hall , London.
Academy of St Martin in the Reids, director Ion Brown (violin) Bartok Divertimento
Britten Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge
8.40 Book of the Month
John Kinsella considers the Collected Poems of Peter Porter , who celebrates his 70th birthday next week. One of the country's most distinguished literary figures,
Peter Porter moved to Britain from
Australia in 1951, and his enormous output has influenced writers on both sides of the world. This anthology includes his Whitbread Award-winning collection The Automatic Oracle, as well as an entirely new collection, Both Ends of the Middle.
9.00 Tippett Little Music for Strings Strauss Metamorphosen


Unknown: Queen Elizabeth Hall
Unknown: St Martin
Violin: Ion Brown
Unknown: Frank Bridge
Unknown: John Kinsella
Unknown: Peter Porter
Unknown: Peter Porter

: Postscript

Magnum at the Millennium
Five programmes celebrating 50 years of photojournalism from the world's most famous photo agency.
2: The Man with a Gun. A look at half a century of war photography by members of the prestigious Magnum agency. Repeat

: Pollini Plays Chopin

Barcarolle in F sharp, Op 60;
Polonaise in F sharp minor, Op 44 Maurizio Pollini (piano)


Piano: Maurizio Pollini

: Night Waves

"Even errors can produce interesting side effects," claims Umberto Eco in a new book exploring the lunatic theories behind some of history's major movements. Richard Coles and guests discuss Eco's
Serendipities. Plus a review of La Vita e Bella, winner of last year's
Grand Jury Prize at Cannes. Roberto Benigni's film is a romantic story set against the Fascism of Italy in the thirties.
Producer Doug Traill-Stevenson


Unknown: Richard Coles
Unknown: La Vita
Producer: Doug Traill-Stevenson

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton presents the second part of Keith Smith 's Hefty Jazz with Kate McNab , recorded in the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon.


Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Keith Smith
Unknown: Kate McNab

: Composer of the Week: Uszt

Chris de Souza explores the astonishing range of Liszt's music. 2: The Keyboard 12 Etudes: No 1
12 Grandes Etudes: No 1 in C; No 2 in A minor
Leslie Howard (piano) Malediction
Michel Beroff (piano),
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, conductor 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 from last Tuesday


Unknown: Chris de Souza
Piano: Leslie Howard
Piano: Michel Beroff
Conductor: Kurt Masur
Unknown: Thomas Trotter
Piano: Claudio Arrau
Piano: Andre Watts

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Bavarian Radio Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Muti , Andrea Rost and Luciano D'lntino
(sopranos), Paul Groves (tenor), Alastir Miles (bass),
Bavarian Radio Symphony Chorus Beethoven Symphony No 1 in C Rossini Stabat Mater
2.25 Robert de Visee Suite in E minor
Yasunori Imamura (theorbo)
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' Bhad
5.00 Beethoven Piano Sonata in E flat, Op 31 No 3 Annie Fischer
5.45 JCF Bach Sinfonia in D minor
Das Kleine Konzert , director Hermann Max


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Riccardo Muti
Conductor: Andrea Rost
Sopranos: Luciano D'Lntino
Sopranos: Paul Groves
Bass: Alastir Miles
Unknown: Rossini Stabat Mater
Unknown: Yasunori Imamura
Unknown: Annie Fischer
Unknown: Das Kleine Konzert
Director: Hermann Max

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