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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with arts news and music, including Musorgsky's Night on the Bare Mountain played by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, conductor
Andre Previn ; at 7.20 Luigi Rossi's Lent cantata // Pecator Pentito performed by Les Arts Florissants, conductor William Christie ; at 7.45 Beethoven's Piano Sonata in E flat.
Op 27 No 1 (Quasi una Fantasia) played by Alfred Brendel ; and at 8.40 Respighi's suite The Birds played by the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.


Conductor: Andre Previn
Conductor: William Christie
Played By: Alfred Brendel

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Rossini Overture: The Thieving Magpie La Scala Philharmonic , conductor Riccardo Chailly
9.11 Nielsen Wind Quintet, Op 43 Melos Ensemble
9.37 Fasch Concerto in D for Two
Oboes, Two Bassoons and Two Horns
English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
9.46 Schubert Piano Sonata in D,
D850 Emil Gilels


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Scala Philharmonic
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Unknown: Emil Gilels

: Artist of the Week

Pascal Roge
Art - particularly impressionist art - has always interested French pianist Pascal Roge. He talks to Joan Bakewell about how his visual imagination works when playing music by composers such as Debussy. Including:
Debussy Voiles (Preludes, Book 1) Ravel Scarbo (Gaspard de la Nuit)


Pianist: Pascal Roge.
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Sound Stories

With Richard Baker. Pluto - Hades to the Greeks - was the gloomy god who presided over the underworld, but Offenbach depicts him as the life and soul of the party. He gave his name to the most distant and most recently discovered of the planets in the solar system. Music includes:
Rameau Nais (Prelude; Pluto's Aria) John Tomlinson (bass), English Bach Festival Orchestra/Nicholas McGegan Respighi Aretusa
Janet Baker (mezzo), City of London Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
Rameau Hippolyte et Aricie (excerpt) Les Arts Florissants, conductor William Christie
Offenbach Orpheus in the Underworld (excerpt)
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, conductor John Owen Edwards


Unknown: Richard Baker.
Unknown: Rameau Nais
Bass: John Tomlinson
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Conductor: Rameau Hippolyte
Conductor: William Christie
Conductor: Offenbach Orpheus
Conductor: John Owen Edwards

: Composer of the Week: Copland

Sandy Bumett surveys five decades in the output of an American composer whose work reflects the New World.
5: In his final creative period,
Copland revisited some of his earlier pieces and refined his style. Today's programme includes recordings made by the Ulster Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley , of Orchestral Variations and Inscape, interpersed with some of the Poems of Emily Dickinson sung by three different sopranos - Barbara Bonney , Dawn Upshaw and Barbara Hendricks. Repeated next Friday 12 midnight


Unknown: Sandy Bumett
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Unknown: Emily Dickinson
Sopranos: Barbara Bonney
Sopranos: Dawn Upshaw
Sopranos: Barbara Hendricks.

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Palladian Ensemble
Marco Uccellini Sonata sopra "La Bergamasca"
Dario Castello Sonata No 12 in A minor
Jean-Fery Rebel Les Caracteres de la Danse
Francesco Corbetta Suite in C
Nicola Matteis Suite of Ayrs Repeat


Unknown: Marco Uccellini Sonata

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Conductors Martyn Brabbins ,
Andrew Davis and Jiri Belohlavek , Nadja Salerno-Sonnberg (violin)
Rossini Overture: William Tell
Shostakovich Violin Concerto No 1
Glinka Capriccio Brillante
Shostakovich Symphony No 15


Conductors: Martyn Brabbins
Conductors: Andrew Davis
Conductors: Jiri Belohlavek

: Music Restored

Tell Laura / Love Her. Lucie Skeaping introduces settings of the love poetry of Francesco Petrarca by Dufay,
Lassus, Monteverdi, Marenzio and others.
Producer Lindsay Kemp
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Francesco Petrarca
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: Music Machine

Music and Technology
What do the internet and other digital media mean for the record industry and the record-buying public? Will music become better, cheaper and more easily available? Tommy Pearson investigates.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty investigates a new concert hall near Helsinki built entirely of wood and under the direction of the same acoustic consultants who designed Symphony Hall in Birmingham. Music includes Sibelius's Valse
Triste and Francaix's Divertissement for Bassoon and String Quartet.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

Beyond Our Shores:
A Night at the Chinese Opera
From the Royal Concert Hall, continuing a week-long concert series from Glasgow which focuses on the influence of non-western sounds on the European and American classical tradition.
Judith Weir 's A Night at the Chinese Opera is a fast-moving opera full of colour and exotic sounds, It is set in the time of Kubla Khan , a time of wars and earthquakes as well as intrigues and betrayals.
Scottish Chamber Orchestra, conductor Andrew Parrott


Unknown: Judith Weir
Unknown: Kubla Khan
Conductor: Andrew Parrott
Nightwatchman: Timothy Robinson (tenor)
Fireman: Timothy Robinson (tenor)
Marco Polo: Timothy Robinson (tenor)
Military governor: Michael Chance (countertenor)
Mongolian soldier: Michael George (bass-Baritone)
Little Moon: Adey Grummet (soprano)
Wife of Chao Sun: Adey Grummet (soprano)
Actor: Adey Grummet (soprano)
Young Chao Lin: Gwion Thomas (baritone)
Mrs Chin: Frances McCafferty (mezzo
Old crone: Frances McCafferty (mezzo
Old P'Eng: Adrian Thompson (tenor)
Old mountain dweller: Adrian Thompson (tenor)
Actor: Frances Lynch (mezzo)
Actor: Karl Daymond (tenor)
Explorer: Karl Daymond (tenor)

: 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.
5: The milk has gone off, the car has been clamped and tax forms are overdue, but Alain de Botton opens Nietzsche in search of advice for the faint-hearted.

: Telemann

Concerto No 1 in G (Paris Quartets) Wilbert Hazelzet (flute), Trio Sonnerie


Flute: Wilbert Hazelzet

: Paragon Ensemble

Beyond Our Shores
Thrilling, pounding, stompingly exciting: Steve Reich 's minimalist masterpiece Drumming is performed by the Paragon Ensemble as part of this week's Glasgow festival exploring the impact of non-western cultures on 20th-century European and American music.


Unknown: Steve Reich

: Jazz Century

Russell Davies presents a 52-part history of jazz, from its earliest stirrings to the end of the millennium. 8: Original Jelly Roll Blues. So extravagant were the claims that
Jelly Roll Morton made for himself in interviews at the end of his life that they threatened to undermine his real achievements as the first great jazz composer and the man who helped to make the jump from ragtime to jazz.
Repeated from Saturday 6pm


Unknown: Russell Davies

: 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 from last Friday


Unknown: Susan Sharpe

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Bach St Matthew Passion
Nancy Argenta (soprano),
Robin Blaze (alto), Rufus Miiller and Joseph Cornwell (tenors), Michael George and Stephen Varcoe (basses),
Lucerne Kantorei Boys' Choir and Academy Choir, Lucerne Collegium Musicum , Collegium Musicum 90, conductor Alois Koch
3.50 let Stants String Quartet No 2 Dufy Quartet
4.10 Spohr Nonet in F, Op 31 Budapest Chamber Ensemble, conductor Andras Mihaly
4.40 Frank Martin Ballade
Vincent David (saxophone), Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Tarmo Leinatamm
5.00 Mozart Sinfonia Concertante in E flat, K364 Valery Oistrakh (viola), Santa Cecilia Virtuosi , director Igor Oistrakh (violin)
5.40 Glazunov Concert Waltz No 2
Vancouver Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Kazuyoshi Akiyama
5.50 Anna of Cologne Maria Suesse Meichdekyn
Roy Whelden (medieval fiddle)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Soprano: Robin Blaze
Unknown: Rufus Miiller
Tenors: Joseph Cornwell
Tenors: Michael George
Tenors: Stephen Varcoe
Unknown: Collegium Musicum
Conductor: Alois Koch
Conductor: Andras Mihaly
Conductor: Frank Martin Ballade
Conductor: Vincent David
Conductor: Tarmo Leinatamm
Viola: Valery Oistrakh
Viola: Santa Cecilia Virtuosi
Violin: Igor Oistrakh
Conductor: Kazuyoshi Akiyama
Unknown: Roy Whelden
Virgin Mary: Barbara Thornton (soprano)
Mary Magdalene: .Sausanne Norin (contralto)

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