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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with music and arts news, including a preview of a new exhibition in Glasgow of the work of architect and designer Frank Lloyd Wright. Music includes at 6.00
Mozart's Overture: The Magic Flute with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Gianandrea Noseda ; at
7.30 Kreisler's Liebesfreud played by violinist Joshua Bell ; and after the
8.00 news Shostakovich's Jazz
Suite No 1 performed by the Royal
Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Chailly.


Designer: Frank Lloyd
Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
Violinist: Joshua Bell
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday. Barber Essay No 1
St Louis Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leonard Slatkin
9.10 Mozart Piano Concerto No 23 in A, K488
Clifford Curzon , London Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Istvan Kertesz
9.38 Barber String Quartet, Op 11 Emerson Quartet
9.55 Bach Cantata No 147: Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben
Allan Bergius (boy soprano),
Stefan Rampf (boy alto), Kurt Equiluz (tenor), Thomas Hampson (bass), Tolz Boys ' Choir, Vienna Concentus Musicus, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
Unknown: Clifford Curzon
Conductor: Istvan Kertesz
Unknown: Allan Bergius
Soprano: Stefan Rampf
Tenor: Kurt Equiluz
Bass: Thomas Hampson
Bass: Tolz Boys
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt

: Artist of the Week

Raphael Wallfisch
Raphael Wallfisch talks to
Joan Bakewell about some of the more unusual works in the cello repertoire and discusses the importance of 20th-century music. Including excerpts from:
Glazunov Chant du Menestrel
Schnittke Cello Sonata No 2
Tavener The Protecting Veil


Unknown: Raphael Wallfisch
Talks: Raphael Wallfisch
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Sound Stories

With Donald Macleod. Alexander
Solzhenitsyn spent eight years in labour camps in the eastern part of the USSR for some mildly disrespectful remarks about Stalin made in a letter to a friend. Even after completing his sentence, he was kept away from Moscow until success as a writer thrust him on to the world stage. Music includes: Prokofiev Piano Sonata No 5
Barbara Nissman
Shostakovich String Quartet No 10, Op 118 (3rd mvt) Shostakovich Quartet Britten Lines Written During a Sleepless Night (The Poet's Echo) Galina Vishnevskaya (soprano), Mstislav Rostropovich (piano)
Janacek From the House of the Dead
(final scene) Soloists, Vienna PO, conductor Charles Mackerras


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Soprano: Galina Vishnevskaya
Piano: Mstislav Rostropovich
Conductor: Charles MacKerras

: Composer of the Week Dvorak

Susan Sharpe concludes her exploration of Dvorak the self-proclaimed "simple Czech musician" by reflecting on how Dvorak reinvented Czech music in his own image.
Music includes a Slavonic dance, the Dumky piano trio, and the song of a bardic hero in his final symphonic poem: a self-portrait?
Repeated next Friday 12 midnight


Unknown: Susan Sharpe

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

A clarinet and piano recital given in Belfast's Waterfront Hall by Romain Guyot , principal clarinet with the Paris Opera Orchestra, and Philippe Cassard , winner of the Dublin GPA
International Piano Competition. Martinu Sonatina
Schubert, arr Guyot Arpeggione Sonata
Schumann Three Fantasiestucke, Op 73
Poulenc Clarinet Sonata Repeat


Unknown: Romain Guyot
Unknown: Philippe Cassard

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductor Mark Wigglesworth , Julian Rachlin (violin)
Haydn Symphony No 4 in D Brahms Violin Concerto in D
Shostakovich Symphony No 10


Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth
Violin: Julian Rachlin

: Music Restored

Lucie Skeaping introduces a concert given last summer in the Hall of . Mirrors in Rheinsberg Castle in which violinist Fabio Biondi directs Europa Galante in 17th-century chamber music by composers including Merula, Vitali and Farina. Producer Lindsay Kemp
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Introduces: Lucie Skeaping
Violinist: Fabio Biondi
Unknown: Europa Galante
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: Music Machine

1998 Montreux Jazz Festival
Funk featured loudly at the 1998 Montreux Jazz Festival - but what exactly is funk? Bootsy Collins and Billy Cobham explain the style, the attitude and the beat to Tommy Pearson. Repeat


Unknown: Bootsy Collins
Unknown: Billy Cobham
Unknown: Tommy Pearson.

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty explores Delius's opera The Magic Fountain, which receives its stage premiere in Scotland tomorrow. Gramophone
Award-winning pianist Mikhail Pletnev plays live in the studio. There is also music by Brahms and Purcell, and just after 6.30 Khachaturian's Suite: Masquerade.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Pianist: Mikhail Pletnev

: Performance on 3

Tribute to Sir Donald Tovey
Geoffrey Baskerville presents a concert given at the 1998 Edinburgh International Festival to celebrate the music of Sir Donald Francis Tovey , one of Britain's finest writers on music, whose own richly romantic compositions are much less well known than his famous Essays in Musical Analysis.
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Martyn Brabbins ,
Mats Lidstrom (cello), Richard Goode and Andras Schiff (piano duet), Steven Osborne (piano)
Tovey Cello Concerto; Balliol Dances; Piano Concerto


Unknown: Sir Donald Tovey
Unknown: Geoffrey Baskerville
Unknown: Sir Donald Francis Tovey
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Cello: Mats Lidstrom
Cello: Richard Goode
Piano: Andras Schiff
Piano: Steven Osborne

: Postscript

Peggy Reynolds unravels the dramatic, musical and emotional impact of a favourite operatic aria. Tonight,
Francesca Zambello , Dame Gwyneth Jones , Jane Eaglen and Dennis O'Neill enter the royal palaces of ancient China via the aria In Questa Reggia, where Puccini's Turandot reveals the atrocities suffered by her ancestor which led her to execute an endless stream of suitors.


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds
Unknown: Francesca Zambello
Unknown: Dame Gwyneth Jones
Unknown: Jane Eaglen
Unknown: Dennis O'Neill

: Hear and Now

Verity Sharp introduces an invitation concert given on Monday at
Broadcasting House in London.
Stefan Asbury conducts Ensemble
Corrente in a programme of music by western composers looking east, and composers from the Far East looking west.
Michael Finnissy Catana
Qigang Chen Voyage d'un Rêve Giacinto Scelsi Kya
Unsuk Chin Akrostichon-Wortspiel
Producer Philip Tagney


Introduces: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Michael Finnissy Catana
Unknown: Qigang Chen
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Jazz Century

Russell Davies presents a history of jazz, from its earliest stirrings. 7: The Blues Craze. The blues tradition is so much part of jazz that it is sometimes easy to forget that it has a distinct life of its own. But some of the great blues singers like Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith often performed at their best in a jazz context. Repeated from Saturday 6pm


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Ma Rainey
Unknown: Bessie Smith

: Composer of the Week: Telemann

5: Indian Summer. In 1755, Telemann produced a group of large-scale works which marked the summit of his art and knocked loudly on the door of classicism. Simon Heighes introduces the rousing Thunder Ode and excerpts from the comic opera Don Quichotte der Lowenritter and the dramatic cantata Ino.
Repeated from last Friday


Introduces: Simon Heighes
Unknown: Don Quichotte

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Mozart La Clemenza di Tito
Croatian Radio-Television Choir and Symphony Orchestra/Uros Lajovic
2.30 Ernst Mielck Quintet in F, Op 3 Erkki Palola and Anne Paavilainen
(violins), Matti Hirvikangas and Teema Kupiainen (violas), Risto Poutanen (cello)
2.55 Beethoven Piano Concerto
No 3 in C minor Glenn Gould , Canadian RSO/Heinz Unger
3.30 JC Bach Cantata: Meine
Freundin, du Bist Schon Maria
Zedelius (soprano), David Cordier (alto), Paul Elliott (tenor), Michael Schopper (bass),
Rheinische Kantorei, Musica Antiqua Koln, conductor Reinhard Goebel
3.50 Mozart Divertimento in D, K205 Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, conductor Janos Rolla
4.10 Shostakovich Cello Sonata, Op 40 Desmond Hoebig, Andrew Tunis (piano)
4.35 Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms Radio France Chorus, French NO, conductor Charles Dutoit
5.05 Schubert Heidenroslein; Nacht und Traume; DerJungling an der Quelle Edith Wiens (soprano), Rudolf Jansen (piano)
5.15 Andrea Gabrieli Qui la Dira Stefano Innocenti (organ)
5.35 Liszt Piano Concerto No 2 in A
Gabrielius Alekna (piano), Lithuanian NSO, conductor Juozas Domarkas


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Violins: Anne Paavilainen
Violins: Matti Hirvikangas
Violas: Teema Kupiainen
Cello: Risto Poutanen
Unknown: Glenn Gould
Tito: Jovo Reuin (tenor)
Vitellia: Vlatka Orsanic (soprano)
Servilia: Branka Beretovac (soprano)
Sesto: Dunja Vejzovic (mezzo)
Annio: Aleksanora Ivanovic (mezzo)
Publio: Ivan Sancin (bass)

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