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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with arts news and music, including Sibelius's Night-
Ride and Sunrise played by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle ; at 7.40 Bach's Oboe d'Amore Concerto in F minor, BWV1053, performed by Heinz Holliger and Camerata Bern; at 8.03 Bizet's Habanera from Carmen sung by Maria Callas ; and, at 8.43, Brahms's Variations on a Theme of Haydn played by the Cleveland Orchestra, conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy.


Conductor: Simon Rattle
Unknown: Heinz Holliger
Sung By: Maria Callas
Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy.

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Bizet Carmen: Suite No 1
RPO, conductor Thomas Beecham
9.12 Schubert Piano Sonata in A minor, D845 Radu Lupu
9.50 Ravel Introduction and Allegro Osian Ellis (harp), Melos Ensemble
10.02 Mozart Solemn Vespers in C. K339 Emma Kirkby (soprano),
Catherine Robbin (contralto),
John Mark Ainsley (tenor), Michael George (bass). Westminster Cathedral Choir, Academy of Ancient Music, conductor Christopher Hogwood


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Thomas Beecham
Unknown: Radu Lupu
Harp: Allegro Osian Ellis
Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Contralto: Catherine Robbin
Contralto: John Mark Ainsley
Tenor: Michael George
Conductor: Christopher Hogwood

: Artist of the Week

Pascal Rog6
French pianist Pascal Roge has always admired, performed and recorded the music of Poulenc. This year is Poulenc's centenary, and today Roge talks to Joan Bakewell about the depth of admiration he feels for his countryman. Music includes: Flute Sonata (2nd mvt); Mélancolie; Concert Champetre (2nd mvt)


Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Sound Stories

With Richard Baker. When Hoist wrote The Planets, Pluto had yet to be discovered. For him therefore,
Neptune represented the outer limit of imaginable experience. For the ancients, the god Neptune reigned over the mysteries of the ocean. With music including:
Hoist Neptune (The Planets)
Royal Philharmonic/Andre Previn Bax Nereid Eric Parkin (piano)
Szymanowski The Isle of Sirens (Metopes) Martin Roscoe (piano) Rameau Dances from "Nais'
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, conductor Nicholas McGegan


Unknown: Richard Baker.

: Composer of the Week Copland

Sandy Burnett surveys five decades of music by Aaron Copland.
4: Urban anxiety and the wide open spaces of America were contrasts evident in Copland's music from the 1940s. The programme includes: a recording of Quiet City specially made for the programme by the Ulster
Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley ; Leonard Slatkin conducting the St Louis Symphony Orchestra in movements from Music for Movies;
Copland himself with Leo Smit playing the piano duet Danzon Cubano; and Leonard Bernstein 's famous recording of the suite from Appalachian Spring with the New York Philharmonic.
Repeated next Thursday 12 midnight


Unknown: Sandy Burnett
Music By: Aaron Copland.
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
Unknown: Leo Smit
Unknown: Leonard Bernstein

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Chamber Music from Manchester
Paul Allen introduces a recital given at the Bridgwater Hall last November by pianist Louis Lortie.
Beethoven Piano Sonatas: in A, Op 2 No 2; in D minor, Op 31 No 2 (Tempest)


Introduces: Paul Allen
Pianist: Louis Lortie.

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductors Tadaaki Otaka and Mark Wigglesworth,
Steven Isserlis (cello), Martin Roscoe (piano), Joan Rodgers (soprano), Neal Davies (bass)
Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations (original version)
Mozart Piano Concerto No 9 in E flat,
Shostakovich Symphony No 14


Conductors: Tadaaki Otaka
Conductors: Mark Wigglesworth,
Cello: Steven Isserlis
Piano: Martin Roscoe
Piano: Joan Rodgers
Soprano: Neal Davies

: Ensemble

Violin Dance. Penny Gore introduces a sequence of Spanish dances devised and performed by the American violinist Kurt Nikkanen , recorded earlier this month at the Wigmore Hall, London. Michael Dussek (piano) Sarasate Spanish Dance in C,
Op 26 No 1
Carlos Suimach Flamenco Cyclothymia Ravel, arr Kreisler Habanera
Falla, arr Kochanski Suite Populaire Espagnole
Milhaud, arr Heifetz Brazileira (Scaramouche)
Piazzolla Milonga en Re Producer Nigel Wilkinson


Introduces: Penny Gore
Violinist: Kurt Nikkanen
Piano: Michael Dussek
Producer: Nigel Wilkinson

: Music Machine

Music and Technology Digital Diaspora enable collaborations and performances involving artists and musicians from all over the globe. Tommy Pearson visits them to see how and why.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

From Carnival of the Animals to
Samson and Delilah,
Camille Saint-Saens had one of the longest careers in musical history, but his music is often overlooked. On the publication of a new biography, Sean Rafferty explores the life and work of this neglected composer. Music tonight includes Monteverdi's Lamenta della Ninfa and a performance of the Glazunov Violin
Concerto by Maxim Vengerov with the Berlin PO, conductor Claudio Abbado.


Unknown: Camille Saint-Saens
Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Maxim Vengerov
Conductor: Claudio Abbado.

: Performance on 3

Beyond Our Shores
From the Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow. Tonight's programme features two premieres: Roberto Sierra 's percussion concerto, and a new arrangement of a famous Britten ballet. With
Geoffrey Baskerville.
Evelyn Glennie (percussion),
Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conductor Steuart Bedford MacMillan The Exorcism of Rio
Sierra Con Madera, Metal y Cuero (first UK performance)
8.45 News from North Britain
Five new stories from Scotland.
4: The Thatched Roof, the Roadside Madonna and the Banjo. By Bill Duncan.
Michael Mackenzie reads the intriguing tale of the little-known marriage between Gaelic and Negro cultures in the 18th century and its impact on the music and songs of the Western Isles of Scotland.
9.05 Britten, arr Mitchell/Cooke Suite: The Prince of the Pagodas
(first performance of arrangement)


Unknown: Roberto Sierra
Unknown: Geoffrey Baskerville.
Unknown: Evelyn Glennie
Unknown: Bill Duncan.
Unknown: Michael MacKenzie

: Postscript

Doctors of Philosophy With Alain de Botton.
4: Never mind agony aunts or lonely hearts pages - Alain de Botton discovers how Schopenhauer soothes the broken-hearted.


Unknown: Alain de Botton.
Unknown: Alain de Botton

: Liszt

Reminiscences of Don Juan
Ignaz Friedman (piano)


Unknown: Don Juan
Piano: Ignaz Friedman

: Night Waves

Paul Allen talks to the celebrated design historian Tanya Harrod about her book The Crafts in Britain in the 20th Century. In her study, she examines how craftsmen responded to the prevailing artistic and political moods of the century, discovering how they responded to the changing demands of public and politics alike. She traces their movement from closely knit modernists to world war propagandists of a vernacular culture through to the 1980s, when they were recast as exemplars of enterprise Britain.
Producer Doug Traill-Stevenson


Talks: Paul Allen
Unknown: Tanya Harrod
Producer: Doug Traill-Stevenson

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton is joined by Dave Gelly for the latest jazz news and by Bill Le Sage to recall some of the great British bebop days.


Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Dave Gelly
Unknown: Bill Le Sage

: Composer of the Week: Dvorak

Dvorak's opera The Jacobin features the character of a rural Bohemian music teacher. In this programme, Susan Sharpe includes music from The Jacobin alongside pieces reflecting Dvorak's religious heritage, plus the third and most famous of his Slavonic Rhapsodies. Today's symphonic poem is perhaps the finest, blending all the Czech elements of his art: The Wild Dove. Repeated from last Thursday


Unknown: Susan Sharpe

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Monte Carlo PO/James de Preist, Emanuel Ax (piano) Berlioz Overture: Le Corsaire Falla The Three-Cornered
Hat: Suites Nos 1 and 2 Chopin Piano Concerto No 2 in F minor
2.10 Vaughan Williams Romance
Steven Danu (viola), Bruce Vogt (piano)
2.20 Reincken Toccata in G minor
Ewald Kooiman (organ)
2.30 Mozart String Quartet in B flat, K458 (Hunt) Orford Quartet
3.00 Schools
3.00 Music Workshop 3.20 Let's
Move! 3.40 Words Alive! 3.55 First
Steps in Drama 4.10 Listen and Write 4.30 Radio Showcase 4.40
Check It Out
5.00 Chopin, arr Paganini Nocturne in D, Op 9 No 2 Vilmos Szabadi (violin), Marta Gulyas (piano)
5.15 Dvorak Symphony No 8 in G Quebec Conservatory Orchestra. conductor Raffi Armenian
5.50 Mozart Abendempfindung, K523 Elly Ameling (soprano), Jorg Demus (piano)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Monte Carlo

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