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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with music and arts news, including a review of last night's Kronos Quartet concert in Glasgow, broadcast on Radio 3. Music includes
Strauss's Serenade for 13 Wind
Instruments played by London
Winds. And the final hour includes
Nielsen's Helios Overture.

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Fasch Trumpet Concerto in D Mark Bennett , English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
9.08 Schubert Piano Sonata in C, D840 Alfred Brendel
9.32 Britten Prelude and Fugue
ECO, conducted by the Composer
9.42 Janacek Mladi Melos Ensemble
10.00 Vorisek Symphony in D Scottish Chamber Orchestra, conductor Charles Mackerras


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Mark Bennett
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Unknown: Alfred Brendel
Conductor: Charles MacKerras

: Artist of the Week

Pascal Roge
"The French repertoire is the ideal language for me to express my emotions and the composer's emotions ..." Pascal Roge talks to Joan Bakewell about Debussy, Faure and Ravel.


Unknown: Pascal Roge
Talks: Pascal Roge
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Sound Stories

With Richard Baker. For Hoist, Venus - the most beautiful and brightest of the planets - was the bringer of peace. To the ancients, Venus was the bringer of love: love of all kinds, sacred and profane, fierce and cruel, as well as gently amorous. With music including:
Jean-Henri d'Anglebert Sarabande (Birth of Venus)
Olivier Baumont (harpsichord)
Respighi The Birth of Venus (Three Botticelli Pictures)
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Charles Mackerras
Mozart Venus's Aria (Ascanio in Alba) Lorna Windsor (soprano), Concerto Budapest, conductor Jacques Grimbert
Hoist Venus (The Planets) Royal Philharmonic. conductor Andre Previn


Unknown: Richard Baker.
Harpsichord: Olivier Baumont
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Soprano: Lorna Windsor
Conductor: Jacques Grimbert
Conductor: Andre Previn

: Composer of the Week: Copland

Sandy Bumett surveys five decades in the output of an American composer whose work reflects the New World.
3: Including two major orchestral scores from the 1930s in recordings specially made by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Grant Llewellyn : Music for Radio and the one-act ballet Billy the Kid.
Repeated next Wednesday 12 midnight


Unknown: Sandy Bumett
Conductor: Grant Llewellyn

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Beyond Our Shores
From the Royal Concert Hall, the third concert in a special week-long series from Glasgow. In this concert, French pianist
Pierre-Laurent Aimard plays music inspired by the Far East. His sequence of pieces is uninterrupted, allowing the music to create its own effect.
Introduced by Kirsteen McCue.
Debussy Pagodes (Estampes); Cloches a travers les Feuilles (Images) Ugeti Galamb Borong (Etudes) Bartok From the Island of Bali
Ligeti Fern; Fanfares (Etudes) Jolivet Mana
Knussen Prayer Bell Sketch
Messiaen He de Feu Nos 1 and 2


Pianist: Pierre-Laurent Aimard
Introduced By: Kirsteen McCue.

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Conductors Tadaaki Otaka and Vassily Sinaisky , Peter Donohoe (piano), Nikita Storoyev (bass), Leeds Festival Chorus,
Huddersfield Choral Society Tchaikovsky Voyevoda;
Piano Concerto No 3 in E flat minor; Concert Fantasia in G
Shostakovich Symphony No 13 (Babi Yar)


Conductors: Tadaaki Otaka
Conductors: Vassily Sinaisky
Piano: Peter Donohoe
Piano: Nikita Storoyev

: Choral Evensong

From Liverpool Anglican Cathedral.
Introit: Lord Thou Hast Told Us (Bax) Responses (Radcliffe)
Psalms 56 and 57 (Clark, Crotch) Office Hymn: Be Thou My Guardian (Abridge)
First Lesson: Jeremiah 15, wlO-end Canticles: Jackson in G
Second Lesson: John 6, w60-end
Anthem: Christus Factus Est (Bruckner) Te Deum: Collegium Regale (Howells) Organ Voluntary: Intrata No 2 (Howells) Organist and master of the choristers Ian Tracey.
Assistant organist Ian Wells.


Unknown: Ian Tracey.
Organist: Ian Wells.

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty explores the dance rhythms of Spain with pianist Martin Jones , who is performing the four complete books of Albeniz's Iberia, which the composer himself thought too difficult for public performance.
Music also includes Vaughan Wdllms 's Three Shakespeare Songs performed by the Cambridge Singers, conductor John Rutter ; and Telemann's Violin Concerto in A (Frog).


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Pianist: Martin Jones
Unknown: Vaughan Wdllms
Conductor: John Rutter

: Performance on 3

Peter Grimes
From New Theatre, Cardiff,
Welsh National Opera's new production of Britten's timeless classic. The opera paints a compelling portrait of a doomed outsider in the claustrophobic setting of a Suffolk fishing community. It is one of the century's greatest operas, and Peter Grimes one of the most vivid of all operatic characters.
Introduced by Humphrey Carpenter.
Welsh National Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Carlo Rizzi
8.10 The Original Peter Grimes
Tom Rosenthal compares the original Peter Grimes as depicted in the poem by the eccentric Suffolk poet
George Crabbe to the one that
Britten put on the stage. The blunt, damaged but heroic character of Britten's Grimes is a long way from the sadistic bully of the Crabbe poem, and Tom Rosenthal explores the reasons that might lie behind Britten's decision to change the original.
8.30 Part 2
9.25 Postscript
Doctors of Philosophy
Alain de Botton looks to some of the great thinkers of the past in the hope of finding philosophical cures for some everyday ills.
3: Bewildered by semantics, semiotics or systems analysis? Alain de Botton finds Montaigne has a message for those with a sense of intellectual inferiority.
9.50 Part 3


Unknown: Peter Grimes
Unknown: Peter Grimes
Introduced By: Humphrey Carpenter.
Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
Unknown: Peter Grimes
Unknown: Tom Rosenthal
Unknown: Peter Grimes
Unknown: George Crabbe
Unknown: Tom Rosenthal
Peter Grimes: John Daszak (tenor)
Ellen Orford: Janice Watson (soprano)
Balstrode: Donald Maxwell (baritone)
Auntie: Ann Howard (contralto)
Boles: Peter Bronder (tenor)
Swallow: Andrew Greenan (bass)
Mrs Swedley: Susan Gorton (mezzo)
The Rev Adams: Neil Jenkins (tenor)
Ned Keene: Peter Savidge (baritone)
Hobson: Alan Ewing (bass)
First niece: Charlotte Page (soprano)
Second niece: Nicola Howard (soprano)

: Night Waves

Laura Cumming discusses TJ Clark 's huge historical undertaking Farewell to an Idea, which examines the history and demise of modernism. She also talks to one of Britain's leading artists, the abstract painter
Terry Frost. Now in his eighties, Frost continues to experiment and to delight in the use of colour. In his Cornish studio, he describes his latest work.
Producer Anthony Denselow


Unknown: Laura Cumming
Unknown: Tj Clark
Unknown: Terry Frost.
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton talks to Cyrus Chesnut about his role in the film Kansas City, his recordings with singer
Anita Baker , and the formation of his new trio with Billy Higgins and Ron Carter.


Talks: Alyn Shipton
Singer: Anita Baker
Unknown: Billy Higgins
Unknown: Ron Carter.

: Composer of the Week: Dvorak

With Susan Sharpe , including 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 The Golden Spinning-Wheel. Repeated from last Wednesday


Unknown: Susan Sharpe
Unknown: Slavonic Rhapsody

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
Chopin Preludes , Op 28 (selection) Tchaikovsky Piano Sonata in G, Op 37
Shostakovich Prelude and Fugue
Prokofiev Piano Sonata No 6, Op 63
2.30 Vaughan Williams March: Sea Songs West Australian Symphony Orchestra, conductor David Measham
2.45 Gemkiiani Concerto Grosso No 12 in D minor (after Corelli) Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra/Jeanne Lamon
3.00 Schools
3.00 Time and Tune 3.20 Together
3.40 Dance Workshop 4.00 The
Song Tree 4.20 Scottish Resources 10-12 4.40 Talking Points
5.00 Duparc Chanson Triste Asta Kriksciunaite (soprano). Audrone Kisieliute (piano)
5.20 Bach Concerto in A minor for
Four Harpsichords, BWV1065 Bruno Lukk, Peep Lassmann, Eugen Keider and Valdur Roots (pianos), Estonian Radio CO, conductor Paul Magi
5.40 Mozart Five Contradances, K609
Nova Scotia SO/Georg Tintner
5.50 Bellini, arr anon Concerto in E flat Geoffrey Payne (trumpet), Melbourne SO, conductor Michael Halasz


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Piano: Sviatoslav Richter
Piano: Chopin Preludes
Conductor: David Measham
Unknown: Jeanne Lamon

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