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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with arts news and music, including at about 6.45
Hoist's St Paul 's Suite played by the Academy of St Martin in the Reids, conductor Kenneth Sillito ; after the
8.00 news, Sibelius's Finlandia with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy ; and, to end the programme, at about
8.50, Stravinsky's 1921 two-piano arrangement of the Shrovetide Fair from his ballet Petrushka played by Katia and Marielle Labeque.


Unknown: St Paul
Conductor: Kenneth Sillito
Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Conductor: Marielle Labeque.

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Mendelssohn String Symphony No 10 in B minor Camerata Bern, director Thomas Furi
9.12 Bach Cantata No 51: Jauchzet Gott
in Allen Landen Julianne Baird
(soprano), Bach Ensemble , director Joshua Rifkin
9.30 Schubert Impromptu in C minor, Op 90 No 1 Clifford Curzon (piano)
9.40 Sibelius Valse Triste Monte
Carlo PO, conductor Lawrence Foster
9.45 Dvorak Symphony No 5 in F
Philharmonia, conductor Andrew Davis


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Director: Thomas Furi
Unknown: Jauchzet Gott
Soprano: Julianne Baird
Soprano: Bach Ensemble
Director: Joshua Rifkin
Conductor: Lawrence Foster
Conductor: Andrew Davis

: Artist of the Week

Raphael Walhlsch
Two strands emerge in the musical life of cellist Raphael Wallfisch - his love of British music and his championing of relatively unknown works for cello. In today's programme, he talks to Joan Bakewell about the cello repertoire and reveals why, among all the British cello music in his discography, there is no Elgar cello concerto. Music includes excerpts from: Britten Cello Symphony Moeran Cello Concerto
Finzi Cello Concerto


Unknown: Raphael Walhlsch
Unknown: Raphael Wallfisch
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Sound Stories

With Donald Macleod. By one of the nicer ironies of history, Karl Marx , future champion of the underclass, was bom into a prosperous middle-class home in the Rhineland, yet most of his thinking was done in exile - in London, in the round reading room of the British Museum. Music includes:
Verdi Chorus: Va Pensiero (Nabucco) Chorus and Orchestra of the German
Opera, conductor Giuseppe Sinopoli Ysaye Exil Belgian National
Orchestra, conductor Mendi Rodan
Schulhoff The Communist Manifesto
(excerpt) Soloists, Kuhn Children 's Choir, Prague Radio Chorus and SO, conductor Frantisek Vajnar
Beethoven 0 Welche Lust (Fidelio) Chicago Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Georg Solti


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Karl Marx
Conductor: Giuseppe Sinopoli
Conductor: Mendi Rodan
Soloists: Kuhn Children
Conductor: Frantisek Vajnar
Conductor: Georg Solti

: Composer of the Week: Dvorak

Susan Sharpe continues her exploration of Dvorak the self-proclaimed
"simple Czech musician". Today's programme features music inspired by the natural beauty of the Czech countryside and the customs of its people, together with Dvorak's second Slavonic Rhapsody and his symphonic poem The Golden Spinning-Wheel. Repeated next Wednesday 12 midnight


Unknown: Susan Sharpe
Unknown: Slavonic Rhapsody

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

From the Adrian Boult Hall in the Birmingham Conservatoire. Introduced by Chris Wines . Lynsey Marsh (clarinet), Zoe Solomon (piano)
Saint-Saens Sonata in E flat, Op 167 Berio Lied
Stravinsky Three Pieces
Brahms Sonata in E flat, Op 120 No 2 ADMISSION: free, no ticket required Doors open at 12.30pm


Unknown: Adrian Boult Hall
Introduced By: Chris Wines
Clarinet: Lynsey Marsh
Piano: Zoe Solomon
Unknown: Brahms Sonata

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Conductors Richard Hickox and Vassily Sinaisky ,
Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin) Bgar Overture: Cockaigne Britten Violin Concerto
Shostakovich Symphony No 8


Conductors: Richard Hickox
Conductors: Vassily Sinaisky
Violin: Frank Peter Zimmermann

: Choral Evensong for Ash Wednesday

From the Chapel of St John's
College, Cambridge. Responses(Ebdon)
Psalm 51: Miserere Mei (Allegri) Rrst Lesson: Isaiah 1, wlO-18 Antiphon: Non in Solo Pane
Canticles: Tallis Short Service
Second Lesson: Matthew 6, wl-6; 11-21
Anthem: Infelix Ego (Byrd)
Hymn: Sinful, Sighing to Be Blest (Tunbridge)
Organ voluntary: Fantasia in C minor (Bach)
Director of music Christopher Robinson. Organ student Robert Houssart.


Music: Christopher Robinson.
Unknown: Robert Houssart.

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty is joined in the studio by baritone Simon Keenlyside , who is currently performing in a series of Schumann recitals. Music includes
Malcolm Arnold 's Overture: Tam
O'Shanter conducted by Alexander Gibson , and a performance of Bach's Double Concerto in C,
BWV1061, by pianists Andras Schiff and Peter Serkin.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Baritone: Simon Keenlyside
Unknown: Malcolm Arnold
Conducted By: Alexander Gibson
Pianists: Andras Schiff
Pianists: Peter Serkin.

: Performance on 3

RNCM Festival of Brass
Paul Allen introduces a concert featuring two of the Britain's foremost brass bands. It was given last month to mark three anniversaries: the 60th birthday of composer John McCabe , the 50th birthday of Philip Wilby , and the centenary of the Foden Band from Sandbach, Cheshire.
McCabe Salamander
Hoist A Moorside Suite
Wilby Revelation (Symphony for Double Brass)
Williams Fairey Band, director James Gowlay
8.20 Interval
Paul Allen talks to John McCabe and Philip Wilby about their work for brass bands.
8.30 Ireland Comedy Overture Wilby Lowry Sketchbook
McCabe Cloudcatcher Fells
Fodens (Courtois) Band, director Nicholas Childs
# Brian Kay 's Pick of the Week: p44


Introduces: Paul Allen
Unknown: John McCabe
Unknown: Philip Wilby
Director: James Gowlay
Talks: Paul Allen
Unknown: John McCabe
Unknown: Philip Wilby
Unknown: Wilby Lowry Sketchbook
Director: Nicholas Childs
Director: Brian Kay

: Postscript

With Peggy Reynolds. Tonight, boy soprano turned actor
David Hemmings , singer Joan Rodgers , directors Jonathan Miller and David
Leveaux and conductor Wasfi Kani examine the mysteries surrounding the corruption of the boy Miles through the haunting aria Malo that he shares with his governess in Britten's version of the Henry James ghost story The Turn of the Screw.


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds.
Singer: David Hemmings
Singer: Joan Rodgers
Directors: Jonathan Miller
Conductor: Wasfi Kani
Unknown: Henry James

: Schubert

Gesang der Geister uber den Wassem, D714
Monteverdi Choir, string ensemble, conductor John Eliot Gardiner


Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner

: Ensemble

Jazz Connections. When Ravel visited America in the twenties he was already a jazz enthusiast and an admirer of Gershwin - though that did not stop Gershwin asking Ravel for lessons. Bartok was also much taken with jazz and wrote his Contrasts for Benny Goodman , at the same time working in a little tribute to Ravel. Ravel Violin Sonata
Nicola Loud, Sam Haywood (piano) Gershwin Three Preludes
Zoe Mather (piano)
Bartok Contrasts Robert Plane
(clarinet), Lucy Gould (violin), Benjamin Frith (piano)
Producer Nigel Wilkinson. Rptd tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Benny Goodman
Piano: Sam Haywood
Clarinet: Lucy Gould
Piano: Benjamin Frith
Producer: Nigel Wilkinson.

: Night Waves

Patrick Wright investigates the life and work of the enigmatic French poet turned painter Henri Michaux. Though associated with surrealism, he never adhered to a group, and he pursued his interests in Chinese calligraphy and Taoist philosophy to develop his own language of signs. Francis Bacon thought him better than Jackson Pollock at the "flung ink" technique, and Allen Ginsberg is said to have hailed him a genius, yet Michaux remains virtually unknown in Britain. Now London's Whitechapel Gallery is hoping to bring him to a new audience.
Producer Doug Traill-Stevenson


Unknown: Patrick Wright
Unknown: Henri Michaux.
Unknown: Francis Bacon
Unknown: Jackson Pollock
Unknown: Allen Ginsberg
Producer: Doug Traill-Stevenson

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton with the second part of the Diana Krall Trio concert.


Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Diana Krall Trio

: Composer of the Week Telemann

3: Freelance in Hamburg. Simon Heighes introduces some of Telemann's most popular concert fare. Repeated from last Wednesday


Introduces: Simon Heighes

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Michael Schbnheit plays organ works by Pachelbel, Buxtehude, Bach, Reger and Liszt
2.15 Brahms Piano Quintet in F minor, Op 34 Philharmonic Quartet, Peter Toperczer (piano)
3.00 Patrick Burgau Stabat Mater Vilnius Young Music Choir, conductor Vaclovas Augustinas
3.30 Tchaikovsky Symphony No 1 in G minor (Winter Daydreams) Bratislava RSO, conductor Pavel Semetov
4.20 Lutoslawski Mini Overture
Graham Ashton Brass Ensemble
4.25 Instrumental music by Jarzebski
4.50 Francaix Serenade
Canadian Chamber Ensemble, conductor Raffi Armenian
5.35 Eigar Sea Pictures Margreta Elkins (mezzo), Queensland SO, conductor Wemer Andreas Albert


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Michael Schbnheit
Piano: Peter Toperczer
Conductor: Vaclovas Augustinas
Conductor: Pavel Semetov
Unknown: Margreta Elkins
Conductor: Wemer Andreas Albert

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