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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with music and arts news, including a review of Welsh
National Opera's new production of Britten's Peter Grimes. Music includes at about 6.10 Schubert's
Rondo in A played by Gidon Kremer
(violin) and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe; after the news at 7.00
Mozart's Regina Coeli performed by the Arnold Schoenberg Choir and soloists with the Vienna Concentus
Musicus, conductor
Nikolaus Harnoncourt ; and at about 7.20
Debussy's Danse Sacree et Danse
Profane played by harpist Vera Badings and the Royal Concertgebouw
Orchestra under Bernard Haitink.
After the news at 8.00 Martinu's
Le Jazz is played by the Prague SO, conductor Lubomir Panek.


Unknown: Peter Grimes.
Played By: Gidon Kremer
Unknown: Regina Coeli
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Unknown: Danse Sacree
Harpist: Vera Badings
Unknown: Bernard Haitink.
Conductor: Lubomir Panek.

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Thomas Overture: Mignon
Boston SO, conductor Seiji Ozawa
9.09 Poulenc Flute Sonata
Wolfgang Schulz , James Levine (piano)
9.22 Mozart Piano Quartet in G minor, K478 Members of the Amadeus
Quartet, Clifford Curzon (piano) .
9.46 Bach Cantata No 21: Ich Hatte
Viel Bekummernis Barbara Schlick
(soprano), Klaus Mertens (bass), Amsterdam Baroque Chorus and Orchestra, director Ton Koopman


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Unknown: Wolfgang Schulz
Piano: James Levine
Piano: Clifford Curzon
Soprano: Barbara Schlick
Soprano: Klaus Mertens
Director: Ton Koopman

: Artist of the Week

Raphael Walffisch
Cellist Raphael Wallfisch talks to
Joan Bakewell about his days as a student of the great Piatigorsky in California. His memories include breakfast with Georgia O'Keefe, chamber music with Jascha Heifetz and a meeting with Danny Kaye. Music includes:
Rossini, transcr
Casteinuovo-Tedesco Largo al Factotum (The Barber of Seville) Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations (excerpt)
Walton Cello Concerto (excerpt)


Unknown: Raphael Walffisch
Talks: Raphael Wallfisch
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Jascha Heifetz
Unknown: Danny Kaye.

: Sound Stories

With Donald Macleod. The long exile of Mary, Queen of Scots, ended in her execution. But her legend lives on in several operas.
Byrd The Noble Famous Queen; In Angel's Weeds Scottish Early Music Consort, director Warwick Edwards Donizetti Mana Stuarda (excerpts)
Janet Baker (mezzo), ENO Orchestra, conductor Charles Mackerras
Verdi Patria Oppressa (Macbeth) Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh
National Opera, conductor Richard Armstrong
Musgrave Oh, James! So, He Goes! (Mary, Queen of Scots) Ashley Putnam (soprano), Virginia Opera Orchestra, conductor Peter Mark


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Director: Warwick Edwards
Director: Donizetti Mana Stuarda
Unknown: Janet Baker
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Conductor: Richard Armstrong
Conductor: Peter Mark

: Composer of the Week: Dvorak

Susan Sharpe continues her exploration of Dvorak the self-proclaimed
.simple Czech musician". Today, some of his music based on Czech folk dances, songs and poetry, including the famous Moravian Duets.
Plus the first of Dvorak's three rarely heard Slavonic Rhapsodies and another traumatic Czech fairy tale in his symphonic poem The Noonday Witch. Repeated next Tuesday 12 midnight


Unknown: Susan Sharpe

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

From Broadcasting House, Belfast.
John Toal introduces a recital of Renaissance and Baroque music for cornett and keyboards given by Jeremy West (cornett) and Timothy Roberts
(harpsichord/portative organ). Their programme of music from Spain,
England, Italy and Germany includes works by Diego Ortiz , Hemando de Cabezon , Juan Cabanilles , Byrd,
Bassano, Scheidemann and Bach.


Introduces: John Toal
Introduces: Timothy Roberts
Unknown: Diego Ortiz
Unknown: Hemando de Cabezon
Unknown: Juan Cabanilles

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductor Mark Wigglesworth , Anne Evans (soprano)
Schubert Symphony No 8 in B minor (Unfinished)
Berg Seven Early Songs
Shostakovich Symphony No 7 (Leningrad)


Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth
Soprano: Anne Evans

: 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. Repeated from yesterday 10pm


Song: Richard Eyre

: Music Machine

1998 Montreux Jazz Festival
The line-up for the 1998 Montreux Jazz Festival included Earth, Wind and Fire, the Corrs and Phil Collins : so why call it a jazz festival? Tommy Pearson gets some thoughts and definitions from George Benson ,
Cassandra Wilson , Billy Cobham and Radio 1 DJ'Gilles Peterson. Repeat


Unknown: Phil Collins
Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: George Benson
Unknown: Cassandra Wilson
Unknown: Billy Cobham
Unknown: Gilles Peterson.

: In Tune

With Sean Rafferty. Music in this evening's programme includes violinist Maxim Vengerov performing Waxman's Carmen Fantasy and Wolfgang Sawallisch conducting the overture to Weber's Euryanthe. There is also a performance of Scriabin's Poem of Ecstasy.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty.
Violinist: Maxim Vengerov
Unknown: Carmen Fantasy
Unknown: Wolfgang Sawallisch

: Performance on 3

From the Adrian Boult Hall in the Birmingham
Conservatoire. Chris Wines introduces a recital by Martin Roscoe (piano). Haydn Sonata in B minor, H XVI 32 Schumann Kinderszenen , Op 15 Beethoven Sonata in C, Op 53
8.25 A Sound Read
Ivan Hewett is joined by playwright and poet Michelene Wandor and by author Philip Hensher to review recently published books on music. This month's books include:
The Stravinsky Legacy, which explores Stravinsky's influence on composers as varied as John Adams and Harrison Birtwistle ; a biography of Hollywood's favourite tenor Mario Lanza , from his rise to fame to his tragic death at the age of 38; and Michael Kennedy 's new biography of Strauss, which draws on previously unpublished material.
8.45 Liszt Sonata in B minor


Unknown: Adrian Boult Hall
Piano: Martin Roscoe
Unknown: Schumann Kinderszenen
Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Unknown: Michelene Wandor
Unknown: Philip Hensher
Unknown: John Adams
Unknown: Harrison Birtwistle
Tenor: Mario Lanza
Tenor: Michael Kennedy

: Postscript

With Peggy Reynolds.
Josephine Barstow , Alan Opie , Jonathan Miller , Annabel Arden and Mark Elder writhe in agony with the dying courtesan Violetta, as her lover's father
Germont persuades her to sacrifice everything in the seductive duet Dite alia Giovine from Verdi's La Traviata.


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds.
Unknown: Josephine Barstow
Unknown: Alan Opie
Unknown: Jonathan Miller
Unknown: Annabel Arden
Unknown: Mark Elder

: Ulster Orchestra

Conductor Vernon Handley Busoni Berceuse Elegiaque Suk A Fairy Tale Suite


Conductor: Vernon Handley
Conductor: Busoni Berceuse Elegiaque

: Night Waves

The nature of human consciousness remains one of the most intriguing and controversial areas of investigation in science and philosophy. Richard Coles talks to researchers from both backgrounds about their different approaches.
Plus first-night news from the London opening of Declan Donellan 's highly acclaimed production of Le Cid,
Corneille's tale of love and honour under siege.
Producer Anthony Denselow


Talks: Richard Coles
Unknown: Declan Donellan
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton presents the first of a two-part concert by the Diana Krall Trio recorded at the 1998 Wigan International Jazz Festival. Diana
Krall also talks about her affection for Nat "King" Cole.


Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Diana Krall

: Composer of the Week: Telemann

With Simon Heighes.
2: Church Service. Simon Heighes introduces music reflecting the more serious side of Telemann's personality. There are excerpts from the joint
Telemann-Bach motet Jauchzet dem
Herm, the passion Der Tod Jesus, and the cantata Du aber Daniel Gehe Hin.
Repeated from last Tuesday


Unknown: Simon Heighes.
Introduces: Simon Heighes
Unknown: Daniel Gehe Hin.

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Beethoven Symphony No 8 in F La Scala PO, conductor Riccardo Muti
1.35 Goldmark String Quartet, Op 6 Kodaly Quartet
2.00 Handel Sonata in C, Op 1 No 7 Hannan/Tilney/Thielmann Trio
2.15 Bach Orchestral Suite No 2 in B minor, BWV1067 La Petite Bande, conductor Sigiswald Kuijken
2.40 Brahms Symphony No 1 in C minor Slovenian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Samo Hubad
3.35 Gabriel Charpentier Messe pour Voix Egales Tudor Singers of Montreal, conductor Patrick Wedd
3.45 Matti Rautio Piano Concerto
No 2 Paavo Rautio , Finnish RSO, conducted by the Composer
4.20 Purcell King Arthur (excerpts) Nancy Argenta (soprano), Vancouver RSO, conductor Monica Huggett
4.35 Martin Mass for Two Choirs
Vilnius Young Music Choir, conductor Vaclovas Augustinas
5.00 Falla Three Spanish Songs Moshe Hammer (violin), William Beauvais (guitar)
5.35 Wassenaer Concerto No 4 in G
Combattimento Consort, conductor Jan Willem de Vriend
5.45 Schubert Nottumo in E flat, D897
Tomaz Lorenz (violin), Andrej Petrac (cello), Alenka Seek Lorenz (piano)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Riccardo Muti
Conductor: Samo Hubad
Conductor: Gabriel Charpentier Messe
Conductor: Patrick Wedd
Piano: Matti Rautio
Unknown: Paavo Rautio
Soprano: Nancy Argenta
Conductor: Monica Huggett
Conductor: Vaclovas Augustinas
Guitar: William Beauvais
Unknown: Schubert Nottumo
Violin: Tomaz Lorenz
Violin: Andrej Petrac

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