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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with music and arts news, including a preview of a new exhibition of etchings by Piranesi, Canaletto and Tiepolo at the Courtauld Gallery, London. Music includes at 6.45 the prelude to Act 1 of Wagner's Lohengrin played by the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, conductor James Levine ; at 7.00
Schubert's An Silvia performed by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone) and Gerald Moore (piano); and at
8.05 Shostakovich's Ballet Suite No 1 played by the Scottish National
Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi.


Conductor: James Levine
Conductor: Gerald Moore

: Masterworks

With Penny Gore. Uszt Totentanz
Krystian Zimerman (piano),
Boston Symphony Orchestra, conductor Seiji Ozawa
9.16 Barber Adagio for Strings Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Eugene Ormandy
9.24 Rachmaninov Symphony No 2 in E minor Kirov Orchestra, conductor Valery Gergiev


Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
Conductor: Valery Gergiev

: Artist of the Week

Leonard Slatkin
Leonard Slatkin , one of America's leading conductors, is an enthusiastic advocate of Russian music. He talks to Joan Bakewell about his interest in this area of the orchestral repertoire. With music by Shostakovich and Prokofiev.


Unknown: Leonard Slatkin
Unknown: Leonard Slatkin
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Sound Stories

Five Femmes Fatales
With Peggy Reynolds.
3: Isadora Duncan was born in 1878 and grew up in San Francisco. As a child, she was always dancing and never stopped until her tragic death when her trademark scarf caught in the wheel of a moving car. Isadora's talent and the passionate conviction of her new-fangled ideas made her the high priestess of dance for an entire generation and brought her fame and fortune in the process. Wagner Bacchanale (Tannhauser) Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Georg Solti
Franck Redemption (Introduction; Choeur Terrestre)
Toulouse Capitole Choir and Orchestra, conductor Michel Plasson
Chopin Study in A flat, Op 25 No 1 Maurizio Pollini (piano)


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds.
Unknown: Isadora Duncan
Conductor: Georg Solti
Conductor: Franck Redemption
Conductor: Michel Plasson
Conductor: Chopin Study
Piano: Maurizio Pollini

: Composer of the Week: Telemann

With Simon Heighes.
3: Freelance in Hamburg. Telemann was one of the first musician-entrepreneurs, refusing to be fettered by the chains of his official duties and determined to be free to give concerts under his own supervision and for his own benefit. This programme includes some of his most popular concert fare, excerpts from rarely heard choral works in praise of the city's great and good, and the Water Music suite originally written for the centenary celebration of the Hamburg admiralty in 1723. Repeated next Wednesday 12 midnight


Unknown: Simon Heighes.

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

From the Adrian Boult Hall , Birmingham Conservatoire.
Introduced by Chris Wines . Hamish Milne (piano) Beethoven Piano Sonata in E flat, Op 7
Medtner Sonata Minacciosa in F minor, Op 53 No 2
ADMISSION: free. no ticket required Doors open at 12.30pm


Unknown: Adrian Boult Hall
Introduced By: Chris Wines
Piano: Hamish Milne

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductors Osmo Vanska and Jerzy Maksymiuk , Scottish Festival Singers Glinka Kamarinskaya
Shostakovich Symphony No 3 (The First of May)
Paderewski Symphony in B minor (Polonia)


Unknown: Jerzy Maksymiuk

: Choral Evensong

I From Exeter Cathedral.
Responses (Clucas)
Psalms 53, 54 and 55 (Stainer, Monk, Barnby, CL Naylor)
First Lesson: Jeremiah 6, w9-21 Canticles: Dyson in D
Second Lesson: John 4, wl-26 Anthem: Insanae et Vanae Curae
Hymn: Praise the Lord, Ye Heavens (Austria)
Organ Voluntary: Sonata No 3 (1st mvt) (Mendelssohn)
Organist and master of the choristers Lucian Nethsingha.
Assistant organist Paul Morgan.


Unknown: Lucian Nethsingha.
Organist: Paul Morgan.

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty 's guest is Larry Adler , the harmonica player who knew Gershwin, Al Capone and Charlie Chaplin and who celebrates his 85th birthday today. Music includes works by Purcell and Sibelius, with Strauss's Four Last Songs after 6.30.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Larry Adler
Unknown: Al Capone
Unknown: Charlie Chaplin

: Performance on 3

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductor Mark Wigglesworth ,
Maurice Hasson (violin), Paul Meyer (clarinet), Steven Burnard (viola) Respighi Fountains of Rome
Paganini Violin Concerto No 1 in D Berio Alternatim
Respighi Pines of Rome


Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth
Violin: Maurice Hasson
Violin: Paul Meyer
Clarinet: Steven Burnard

: Postscript

Magnum at the Millennium
3: My Face Is Your Fortune. Magnum photographers consider their achievements in creating portraits of the century's celebrities. Repeat

: Carlos Gardel

Vintage love songs from the celebrated Argentinian tango singer, accompanied in these 1930 recordings by guitarists Barbieri, Aguilar and Riverol.

: Ensemble

In the second of two programmes of transcriptions and reworkings, Penny Gore introduces a set of sprightly variations by Beethoven, a completion of a movement by Mozart, and a mighty warhorse by Busoni.
Beethoven Variations on a Theme from Handel's "Judas Maccabaeus"
Lowri Blake (cello),
John Lenehan (piano)
Mozart, compl Druce Allegro in B flat, K510c Gaudier Ensemble
Bach, arr Busoni Chaconne in D minor Katia Apekisheva (piano) Producer Nigel Wilkinson Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Cello: Lowri Blake
Piano: John Lenehan
Unknown: Busoni Chaconne
Piano: Katia Apekisheva
Producer: Nigel Wilkinson

: Night Waves

Is there a distinctive Scottish architecture? How far does national identity find its expression in buildings? Laura Cumming explores the argument that, from individual geniuses like Adam and Mackintosh to the designers and planners of urban communities, Scottish architecture has developed in ways quite distinct from English. She also discusses the world premiere of lain Crichton Smith 's last work, The Visitor, commissioned by the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh. Producer Lawrence Pollard


Unknown: Laura Cumming
Unknown: Crichton Smith
Producer: Lawrence Pollard

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton looks at the lineage of New Orleans trumpeters from Louis Armstrong onwards, including lesser-known figures such as Lee Collins , Sharkey Bonano and George Girard.


Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Lee Collins
Unknown: Sharkey Bonano
Unknown: George Girard.

: 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 Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Helmuth Rilling Es War ein Konig in Thule
Hildegard Behrens (soprano), Cord Garben (piano) Via Crucis (excerpt)
Netherlands Chamber Choir, director Reinbert de Leeuw (piano) Repeated from last Wednesday


Baritone: Thomas Hampson
Piano: Geoffrey Parsons
Tenor: Gyorgy Korondy
Tenor: Joszef Gregor
Piano: Adam Fellegi
Conductor: Istvan Kis
Soprano: Henriette Bonde-Hanson
Tenor: Michael Schade
Tenor: Andreas Schmidt
Conductor: Helmuth Rilling
Soprano: Hildegard Behrens

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Sofia Philharmonic, conductor Konstantin Iliev ,
Dmitri Shostakovich Jr (piano)
Shostakovich Piano Concerto No 2; Symphony No 8
2.20 Brahms Cello Sonata in E minor, Op 38 Ciril Skerjanec, Mojca Pucelj (piano)
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 Debussy Images (Set 2) Roger Woodward (piano)
5.25 Andrea Gabrieli Qui la Dira;
Cantate Domino Swiss-Italian Radio
Chorus, Theatrum Instrumentorum , conductor Stefano Innocenti
5.30 Haydn Symphony No 92 in G (Oxford)
Estonian State Symphony Orchestra, conductor Peeter Lilje


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Konstantin Iliev
Piano: Dmitri Shostakovich Jr
Piano: Roger Woodward
Conductor: Theatrum Instrumentorum
Conductor: Stefano Innocenti
Conductor: Peeter Lilje

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