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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with music and arts news, including a review of Ibsen's Peer Gynt at the Manchester Royal Exchange. Music includes after
6.00 Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No 5 played by the New London
Consort, director Philip Pickett ; and at about 7.30 Bruckner's famous motet Locus Iste.


Director: Philip Pickett

: Masterworks

With Penny Gore.
Dohnanyl Variations on a Nursery
Theme The Composer (piano), Royal Philharmonic, conductor Adrian Boult
9.24 Handel 11 Volo Cosi Rdo
(Riccardo Primo )
Lisa Saffer (soprano),
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, conductor Nicholas McGegan
9.30 Scarlatti Sonatas in E, Kk380-1 Virginia Black (harpsichord)
9.39 Puccini Crisantemi
Hagen Quartet
9.48 Rachmaninov Symphony No 3 in A minor
Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Eugene Ormandy


Conductor: Adrian Boult
Unknown: Riccardo Primo
Soprano: Lisa Saffer
Conductor: Nicholas McGegan
Harpsichord: Puccini Crisantemi
Conductor: Eugene Ormandy

: Artist of the Week

Leonard Slatkin
Leonard Slatkin is an American conductor of Russian descent and so perhaps an unlikely champion of British music, yet he is a keen advocate of Elgar, Hoist, Vaughan Williams , Walton and others. He talks to Joan Bakewell about why
British music means so much to him.


Unknown: Leonard Slatkin
Unknown: Leonard Slatkin
Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Sound Stories

Rve Femmes Fatales
With Peggy Reynolds.
4: Alma Mahler is the name by which the black-haired beauty Alma
Schindler, bom in Vienna in 1879, is best remembered today - Gustav Mahler was her first husband. But not her last: the long list of her husbands and lovers included the cream of Austrian artistic circles.
Alma Mahler was also something of a composer in her own right. And among her other claims to fame was saving the autograph of Bruckner's third symphony.
Pfitzner String Quartet No 1, Op 13 (1st mvt) Franz Schubert Quartet Charpentier L 'Amour des Parents (Louise)
Ileana Cotrubas (soprano), Placido Domingo (tenor), New Philharmonia, conductor Georges Pretre
Alma Mahler Der Erkennende
Isabel Lippitz (soprano), Barbara Heller (piano)
Gustav Mahler Symphony No 4 (2nd mvt) New York Philharmonic, conductor Bruno Walter


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds.
Unknown: Gustav Mahler
Unknown: Alma Mahler
Unknown: Franz Schubert Quartet
Soprano: Ileana Cotrubas
Conductor: Georges Pretre
Soprano: Isabel Lippitz
Piano: Barbara Heller
Conductor: Bruno Walter

: Composer of the Week: Telemann

With Simon Heighes.
4: Opera for All. Hamburg's opera house was one of the first in Europe to be opened to the general public. Despite his contractual obligations as a church musician, not even the threat of dismissal deterred
Telemann from writing operas for the new theatre. Simon Heighes introduces highlights from the comic singspiel Damon and the recently rediscovered Orpheus, a powerful reworking of the famous myth comparable with the masterpieces of Monteverdi and Gluck.
Repeated next Thursday 12 midnight


Unknown: Simon Heighes.
Introduces: Simon Heighes

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Chamber Music from Manchester
Last June, the Shanghai-bom cellist Liwei Qin won the silver medal in the Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow. He makes his Radio 3 debut with this recital, recorded last year in the Bridgewater Hall,
Manchester. Introduced by Paul Allen. Liwei Qin (cello),
Gretel Dowdeswell (piano)
Bach Cello Suite No 5 in C minor, BWV1011
Shostakovich Cello Sonata, Op 40


Unknown: Liwei Qin
Introduced By: Paul Allen.
Cello: Liwei Qin
Piano: Gretel Dowdeswell

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Conductors Vassily Sinaisky and Matthias Bamert ,
Steven Osbome (piano)
Glinka Overture: Ruslan and Ludmilla
Musorgsky, arr Stokowski Boris Godunov: Symphonic Synthesis
Shostakovich Piano Concerto No 2; Symphony No 4


Conductors: Vassily Sinaisky
Conductors: Matthias Bamert
Piano: Steven Osbome
Unknown: Stokowski Boris

: Ensemble

Transcriptions and reworkings, introduced by Penny Gore . Repeated from yesterday 10pm


Introduced By: Penny Gore

: Music Machine

Jewish Music
Many composers of western art music are of Jewish origin, and many non-Jewish composers have chosen to incorporate Jewish melodies into their music. Verity Sharp and Alex Knapp look at the music of composers like Bloch, Schoenberg and Bernstein and ask why so many musicians have been inspired by Jewish melodies.


Music: Verity Sharp
Music: Alex Knapp

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty introduces music by Ravel and Schubert, and at 6.35 a string arrangement of Janacek's
String Quartet No 1 (Kreutzer Sonata).


Introduces: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

From the Royal Festival Hall, the London Mozart Players'
50th-anniversary royal gala concert, introduced by Susan Sharpe.
Conductor Matthias Bamert , James Galway (flute), Marisa Robles (harp), Barbara Hendricks (soprano)
Mozart Symphony No 28 in C, K200 John Wodrich Concerto for
Orchestra (first performance)
Mozart Concerto in C for Flute and Harp, K299
8.10 LMP at 50
Susan Sharpe explores the history, aims and achievements of the London Mozart Players. With contributions from musicians who have played with the orchestra, and conductors past, present and future: founder Harry Blech , music director
Matthias Bamert , and James Galway , who becomes principal guest conductor in September.
8.30 Mozart Vado Ma Dove? K583; Al Desio di Chi T'Adora (The Marriage of Figaro); Bella Mia Fiamma , K528; Symphony No 29 in A, K201
# Brian Kay 's Pick of the Week: p39


Introduced By: Susan Sharpe.
Conductor: Matthias Bamert
Flute: James Galway
Flute: Marisa Robles
Soprano: Barbara Hendricks
Unknown: John Wodrich
Unknown: Susan Sharpe
Unknown: Harry Blech
Director: Matthias Bamert
Director: James Galway
Unknown: Bella Mia Fiamma
Unknown: Brian Kay

: Postscript

Magnum at the Millennium
Five programmes celebrating 50 years of photojournalism from the world's most famous photo agency. 4: Surviving History. The shaping events and movements of the postwar era as they have been captured on film by Magnum's most brilliant photographers. Repeat

: Music Restored

Lucie Skeaping introduces music in praise of the Virgin, including
Antoine Brumel 's Ave Virgo Gloriosa sung by the Orlando Consort, and a Salve Regina by Johann Adolf Hasse performed by soprano Emma Kirkby and London Baroque. Producer Lindsay Kemp
E-MAIL: [address removed]
Revised repeat tomorrow 4pm


Introduces: Lucie Skeaping
Unknown: Antoine Brumel
Unknown: Virgo Gloriosa
Unknown: Johann Adolf Hasse
Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: Night Waves

What does reading the Bible as literature rather than history reveal about the ancient world? Paul Allen talks to Thomas L Thompson , whose new book, The Bible in History: How Writers Create a Past, contributes to one of the most controversial debates in cultural history. There is more biblical conflict in Nick Darke 's new play, Riot, when a dispute among Cornish fishermen over Sunday observance turns into a battle between rival towns: a report from tonight's opening at the Royal National Theatre. Plus views of Piranesi's monumental prison series, on display at the Courtauld Institute for the first time.
Producer Julian May


Talks: Paul Allen
Unknown: Thomas L Thompson
Unknown: Nick Darke

: Jazz Notes

In the fifties and sixties, Nesuhi Ertegun made a series of documentary discs in New Orleans covering brass bands, jazz bands and blues singers. Producer Michael Cuscuna joins Alyn Shipton to explore his complete reissue of these historic records, which feature George Lewis , Punch Miller and the Eureka Brass Band.


Unknown: Nesuhi Ertegun
Producer: Michael Cuscuna
Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: George Lewis
Unknown: Punch Miller

: Composer of the Week: Uszt

4: Chamber Music
Romance Oubliée; Elegy No 1; Violin Sonata; A Recitation: Der Traurige Monch; At the Grave of Richard Wagner ; Epithalam zu E Repeated from last Thursday


Unknown: Richard Wagner

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Concerto Koln, director Andreas Staier (piano)
Salieri Piano Concerto in C Mozart
Piano Concerto No 19 in F, K459; Symphony No 40 in G minor, K550
2.25 Spohr Nottumo in C, Op 34
Octophoros, director Paul Dombrecht
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 Rachmaninov, an Cailliet
Prelude in C sharp minor, Op 3 No 2 Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, conductor Sergiu Commissiona
5.35 Mozart Flute Concerto No 2 in D,
K314 Robert Aitken , National Arts
Centre Orchestra/Franco Mannino


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Piano: Andreas Staier
Unknown: Spohr Nottumo
Director: Paul Dombrecht
Conductor: Sergiu Commissiona
Unknown: Robert Aitken

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