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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with music and arts news, including a review of ENO's new production of Wagner's Parsifal directed by Nikolaus Lehnhoff , which opened on Saturday. Music includes at 6.30 Elgar's Serenade for Strings performed by the BBCSO, conductor Andrew Davis ; after the news at 7.00 Sibelius's Andante Festivo played by the Gothenburg SO, conductor Neeme Jarvi; and at about 7.45
Mendelssohn's Serenade and Allegro Giocoso with Stephen Hough (piano) and the CBSO, conductor Lawrence Foster. After the 8.00 news, Bach's motet Lobet den Herrn, BWV230, is performed by the Stockholm Bach Choir with the Vienna Concentus Musicus conducted by Nikolaus Hamoncourt.


Directed By: Nikolaus Lehnhoff
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Conductor: Allegro Giocoso
Piano: Stephen Hough
Conductor: Lawrence Foster.
Conducted By: Nikolaus Hamoncourt.

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday , featuring Bach cantatas and vintage performances by pianist Clifford Curzon.
Copland El Salon Mexico Boston SO, conductor Serge Koussevitzky
9.12 Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor Clifford Curzon , London Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Oivin Fjeldstad
9.42 Bach Cantata No 4: Christ Lag in Todesbanden Emily van Evera
(soprano), Caroline Trevor (contralto), Charles Daniels (tenor), David Thomas (bass), Taverner Consort and Players, conductor Andrew Parrott
10.02 Bernstein Symphony No 1 (Jeremiah) Christa Ludwig (mezzo), Israel Philharmonic, conducted by the Composer Producer Tony Cheevers Discs


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Pianist: Clifford Curzon.
Conductor: Serge Koussevitzky
Unknown: Clifford Curzon
Conductor: Oivin Fjeldstad
Soprano: Caroline Trevor
Tenor: Charles Daniels
Tenor: David Thomas
Conductor: Andrew Parrott
Unknown: Christa Ludwig

: Artist of the Week

Raphael Wallflsch
Cellist Raphael Wallfisch comes from a distinguished musical family. He talks to Joan Bakewell about his early life in a musical household and describes how hearing a performance of Brahms's Double Concerto made him decide to become a cellist.
Producer Kerry Chapman


Unknown: Raphael Wallflsch
Unknown: Raphael Wallfisch
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Kerry Chapman

: Sound Stories

With Donald Macleod. This week's programmes explore the unhappy lives of five figures banished from their homelands for their thoughts, writings or actions, beginning with the great Roman poet Ovid. Music includes:
Berlioz Chanson d'Hylas (Les Troyens) Ryland Davies (tenor), Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, conductor Colin Davis
Enescu Romanian Rhapsody No 2
Romanian National Radio Orchestra, conductor Horia Andreescu
Cavalli Medea 's Incantation (Giasone) Gloria Banditelli (mezzo),
Michael Schopper (bass), Concerto Vocale, conductor Rene Jacobs Producer Piers Burton-Page


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Tenor: Ryland Davies
Conductor: Colin Davis
Conductor: Horia Andreescu
Conductor: Cavalli Medea
Unknown: Gloria Banditelli
Bass: Michael Schopper
Conductor: Rene Jacobs
Producer: Piers Burton-Page

: Composer of the Week Antonin Dvorak

"I am still just what I've always been - a simple Czech musician ..."
Susan Sharpe presents a week of programmes featuring Dvorak's
"simple Czech music" which suggest that he was not so simple and indeed not always so Czech. Today, she looks at some of his earliest successes, including his stirringly nationalistic Hymnus - specially recorded in English for this series - and a song cycle sublimating Dvorak's lost love into love for his country. Plus one of the less pleasant types from Czech legend in the first of five symphonic poems - The Water Goblin. Producer David Gallagher
Repeated next Monday 12 midnight


Musician: Susan Sharpe
Producer: David Gallagher

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

I From the Wigmore Hall,
I ! London. Stephanie Hughes introduces the continuing series of recitals by leading pianists. This week's concert is given by British pianist Leon McCawley.
Mozart Sonata in E flat, K282
Chopin Impromptus: in A flat, Op 29; in F sharp, Op 36; in G flat, Op 51; in C sharp minor, Op 66
Scrlabln Five Preludes, Op 16; Sonata No 4
Repeated Saturday lpm


Introduces: Stephanie Hughes
Pianist: Leon McCawley.

: The BBC Orchestras

Continuing the Shostakovich symphony cycle.
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductor Mark Wigglesworth , Anne Evans (soprano), Steven Isseiiis (cello) Debussy Prélude a I'Apres-Midi d'un Faune
Wagner, orch Mottl Wesendonk Lieder
Wagner Suite: Die Meistersinger
Shostakovich Cello Concerto No 1; Symphony No 6


Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth
Soprano: Anne Evans
Soprano: Steven Isseiiis
Unknown: Mottl Wesendonk

: Opera in Action

Robert Lloyd considers the operatic works of Mozart, drawing upon his own experiences in the role of the Commendatore in Don Giovanni.


Unknown: Robert Lloyd
Unknown: Don Giovanni.

: Music Machine

1998 Montreux Jazz Festival
Tommy Pearson reports from last year's Montreux Jazz Festival and meets some of the organisers and musicians, including George Benson , the Corrs, and the founder of Atlantic Records, Ahmet Ertegun. Repeat


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: George Benson
Unknown: Ahmet Ertegun.

: In Tune

On the centenary of the birth of Georges Auric , Sean Rafferty explores the. lively character and musical passions of this lesser-known member of Les Six. Yo-Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax perform the Cello Sonata in E minor, Op 38, by Brahms.


Unknown: Georges Auric
Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Emanuel Ax

: Performance on 3

BBC Philharmonic
Conductor Ingo Metzmacher , Peter Donohoe (piano)
The final concert in the RNCM's week-long Henze Festival, given last year in the presence of the composer. Beethoven Symphony No 7 in A
Henze Piano Concerto No 1 (first UK performance); Symphony No 8


Conductor: Ingo MetzmacHer
Piano: Peter Donohoe

: Postscript

Each night this week, Peggy Reynolds unravels the dramatic, musical and emotional impact of a favourite operatic aria. Tonight, Abscheulicher from Beethoven's revolutionary rescue opera Fidelio. Mark Elder , Kathryn Harries , Graham Vick and Annabel Arden explore the composer's path to understanding humanity through his cross-dressed heroine in her moment of crisis. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds
Unknown: Mark Elder
Unknown: Kathryn Harries
Unknown: Graham Vick
Unknown: Annabel Arden
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Mitzi Meyerson

The second of two short recitals by the American harpsichordist.
JCF Fischer Suite in E minor (Erato) Buxtehude Suite in E minor
Bohm Suite in F minor; Suite in F Repeat

: Voices

My Kind of Song. Richard Eyre , former director of the Royal National Theatre, talks to lain Burnside about the songs that have a particular meaning or resonance for him. Producer Adam Gatehouse
Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Song: Richard Eyre
Producer: Adam Gatehouse

: Mixing It

Mark Russell and Robert Sandall present a unique mix of musical styles and influences. Producer Ekene Akalawu


Unknown: Mark Russell
Unknown: Robert Sandall
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton talks to Canadian singer and pianist Diana Krall. Producer Terry Carter
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Talks: Alyn Shipton
Pianist: Diana Krall.
Producer: Terry Carter

: Composer of the Week: Georg Philipp Telemann

Armed with a battery of new recordings, Simon Heighes takes a fresh look at the work of Telemann, one of the most extraordinarily creative personalities of the Baroque. 1: Gulliver's Travels. Telemann was a passionate European. His music not only drew on the sophisticated styles of France and Italy but was also infused with the energy of Polish folk music "in all its barbaric beauty", as he put it. Simon Heighes introduces a musical grand tour, including works written during Telemann's stay in Paris, the trilingual opera Orpheus, and the Gulliver Suite, with its outrageous Wild Dance of the Untamed Yahoos.
Repeated from last Monday


Unknown: Simon Heighes
Introduces: Simon Heighes

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Vienna Sextet,
Brigitte Poschner (soprano) Strauss Prelude: Capriccio Zemlinsky Two Movements for String Quintet;
Maiblumen Bluhten Uberall (first performance) Komgold Sextet, Op 10 Josef Strauss Waltz : Dynamiden
2.20 Beethoven Piano Concerto No 1 in C Iko Miva, Bulgarian NRSO, conductor Milen Nachev
3.10 Cherubini Requiem Mass No 1 in C minor Belgrade Radio Choir,
Slovenian RSO, conductor Marko Munih
4.00 Paganlni Sonata Concertata in A Tamaz Lorenz (violin), Jerko Novak (guitar)
4.25 Naumann Symphony from the Opera "Cora and Alonzo" Concerto Koln
4.35 Noskowski The Steppes
Sinfonia Varsovia/Grzegorz Nowak
5.15 Weber Piano Sonata No 4 in E minor Stanley Hoogland (fortepiano)
5.35 Szokolay Divertimento
(Homage to Bartok) Brass Ensemble of the Hungarian People's Army, conductor Laszlo Szabo


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Soprano: Brigitte Poschner
Unknown: Maiblumen Bluhten Uberall
Unknown: Josef Strauss Waltz
Conductor: Milen Nachev
Conductor: Marko Munih
Violin: Tamaz Lorenz
Guitar: Jerko Novak
Conductor: Laszlo Szabo

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