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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with music and arts news, including a review of the world premiere of The Return of Don Juan starring Irek Mukhamedov at Sadler's Wells. Music includes Eigar's
Serenade for Strings and Haydn's Symphony No 6 in D (Le Matin).


Unknown: Don Juan

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Verdi Overture: The Force of Destiny La Scala Opera Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Muti
9.08 Paganini Le Streghe , Op 8 Salvatore Accardo (violin), London Philharmonic, conductor Charles Dutoit
9.18 Brahms Alto Rhapsody
Marian Anderson (contralto), San Francisco Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Pierre Monteux
9.32 Schubert Piano Sonata in C minor, D958 Maurizio Pollini
10.04 Vivaldi Concerto in C, RV559 Stephen Hammer and Frank de Bruine (oboes), Eric Hoeprich and Antony Pay (clarinets),
Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood
10.15 Biagio Marini Ciacona in G minor Musica Antiqua Kbln , director Reinhard Goebel
10.22 Trad, arr Payne Crucifixion Marian Anderson (contralto), Franz Rupp (piano)


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Riccardo Muti
Conductor: Paganini Le Streghe
Violin: Salvatore Accardo
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Contralto: Marian Anderson
Contralto: San Francisco
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Unknown: Maurizio Pollini
Unknown: Stephen Hammer
Oboes: Frank De Bruine
Oboes: Eric Hoeprich
Director: Christopher Hogwood
Director: Biagio Marini Ciacona
Unknown: Musica Antiqua Kbln
Director: Reinhard Goebel
Unknown: Payne Crucifixion
Contralto: Marian Anderson
Piano: Franz Rupp

: Artist of the Week

Bernard Haitink
Bernard Haitink talks to Joan
Bakewell about his years as music director of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. After a nervous beginning, he confirmed the orchestra as an international force and established his own reputation as a master conductor. With music by Beethoven and Bruckner.


Unknown: Bernard Haitink
Talks: Bernard Haitink

: Sound Stories

Family Affairs
With Peggy Reynolds. Composer
Dmitri Shostakovich was nine years old when his pianist mother Sofia persuaded him to try some scales on the piano. By 11, he was proficient at playing Bach's Preludes and Fugues. His father kept the family entertained with his versions of popular Gypsy songs, but after his sudden death the young composer had to accompany silent films in the local cinema to help make ends meet. After studying at the Petrograd Conservatoire, Dmitri Shostakovich had a turbulent career that has been well documented, but his wife and children were a great support to him. His son Maxim is a conductor and champion of his father's music, and his grandson Dmitri Jr a pianist.
Bach Prelude and Fugue in C (Book 1) Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
Shostakovich Fantastic Dance
(Suite, Op 6) Alexander Zelyakov and Folke Grasbeck (pianos)
Shostakovich Symphony No 5 (2nd mvt) LSO, conductor Maxim Shostakovich
Shostakovich Piano Concerto No 2
Dmitri Shostakovich Jr, I Musici de Montreal, conductor Maxim Shostakovich


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds.
Unknown: Dmitri Shostakovich
Unknown: Dmitri Shostakovich
Piano: Sviatoslav Richter
Unknown: Alexander Zelyakov
Pianos: Folke Grasbeck
Conductor: Maxim Shostakovich
Conductor: Maxim Shostakovich

: Composer of the Week: Tchaikovsky

This week, Gerard McBurney explores music either inspired by or written for the theatre. He also features some of the composer's songs and chamber and instrumental miniatures.
Fatum BBC Philharmonic, conductor Vassily Sinaisky
Amid the Din of the Ball, Op 38 No 3 Joan Rodgers (soprano), Roger Vignoles (piano)
String Quartet No 1 in D, Op 11 (3rd mvt) Borodin Quartet
The Queen of Spades (Act 2, Scene 2) Herman GEGAM GRIGORIAN (tenor)
Countess IRINA ARKHIPOVA (mezzo) Kirov Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Valery Gergiev
Repeated next Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Gerard McBurney
Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky
Soprano: Joan Rodgers
Piano: Roger Vignoles
Tenor: Herman Gegam Grigorian
Conductor: Valery Gergiev

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

A concert given last October at St George's, Brandon Hill , Bristol, by Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano).
Debussy Brouillards; Feuilles Mortes; La Puerta del Vino; Les Fees Sont d'Exquises Danseuses; Bruyeres; Feux dartifice (Preludes, Book 2)
Ravel Pavane pour une Infante Défunte; Jeux d'Eau; Le Tombeau de Couperin


Unknown: Brandon Hill
Piano: Jean-Yves Thibaudet

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductors Martyn Brabbins and Osmo Vanska , Pekka Kuusisto (violin) Dukas Fanfare (La Peri)
Sibelius The Swan of Tuonela
(Lemminkainen Legends)
Britten Sinfonia da Requiem
Bruch Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor
Sibelius Symphony No 2


Unknown: Osmo Vanska
Violin: Pekka Kuusisto
Violin: Dukas Fanfare (la Peri)

: Voices

Repeated from yesterday 10pm

: Music Machine

Hot Sounds!
To make a steel drum, you need a 45-gallon oil drum, a sledgehammer, a ruler, compasses and chalk.
Tommy Pearson meets members of a steel band for a closer look and finds out what is in their repertoire.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

With Sean Rafferty. Music includes at 5.35 Albeniz's Suite: Iberia played by the Spanish National Orchestra, conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos ; and at 6.35 Copland's Clarinet
Concerto played by Martin Frost with the Malmo Symphony Orchestra, conductor Lan Shui.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty.
Conductor: Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos
Played By: Martin Frost

: Performance on 3

From the Royal Festival Hall, London.
Ensemble InterContemporain,
Philharmonia, conductor Pierre Boulez
Schoenberg Chamber Symphony No 1 Webem Five Pieces for Small
Orchestra, Op 10
Schoenberg Lied der Waldtaube (Gurrelieder)
8.15 Pierre Boulez
Pierre Boulez is one of the few musical thinkers who have actually had the pleasure of seeing their dreams translated into reality. Here, he talks about the Cite de la Musique, IRCAM, and his vision of the future of musical performance. Repeat
8.35 Mahler Ruckert-Lieder
Schoenberg Variations for Orchestra


Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Unknown: Pierre Boulez
Unknown: Pierre Boulez

: Postscript

Cultural Nationalism
2: One island, two Irelands: how does culture differ in Dublin and Belfast? Joe Farrell talks to Declan
Kiberd and Terrence Brown.


Talks: Joe Farrell
Unknown: Terrence Brown.

: Britten-Pears EnsemMe

With lain Burnside (piano).
Prokofiev Overture on Hebrew Themes
Martin Piano Quintet
Johann Strauss (son), arr Schoenberg Kaiser-Walzer Repeat


Unknown: Johann Strauss
Unknown: Schoenberg Kaiser-Walzer

: Night Waves

Reclusive film director
Terrence Malick returns after a 20-year absence to direct The Thin Red Line, a film based on James Jones 's bestselling novel of the Pacific War. And journalist Andrew O'Hagan talks to Richard Coles about his first novel, Our Fathers, the story of a dying man's relationship with his grandson.
Producer Lawrence Pollard


Director: Terrence Malick
Unknown: James Jones
Talks: Andrew O'Hagan
Unknown: Richard Coles
Producer: Lawrence Pollard

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton presents more from the tribute to Stephane Grappelli.

: Composer of the Week: Copland

With Sandy Burnett.
2: In the twenties, Copland had returned to America from his years in Paris studying with Nadia Boulanger , and was beginning to find his own style. Today's programme includes: Music for the Theater played by the New York PO, conducted by Leonard Bernstein ; a specially recorded performance of the Piano Concerto by Peter Lawson with Grant Llewellyn conducting the BBC NOW; and Copland's homage to his Jewish roots, the piano trio Vitebsk. Repeated from last Tuesday


Unknown: Sandy Burnett.
Unknown: Nadia Boulanger
Conducted By: Leonard Bernstein
Unknown: Peter Lawson
Unknown: Grant Llewellyn

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 European Union Baroque
Orchestra/Monica Huggett (violin) Johann Bernhard Bach Sinfonia in G minor Campra Suite: L 'Europe Galante John Webb Prelude and Chaconne Rameau Pièce de Clavecin
No 1 Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G Georg Muffat Concerto
Grosso No 12 in G (Propitia Sydera)
2.30 Franz Doppler Andante and Rondo, Op 25 Karolina Santl-Zupan and Matej Zupan (flutes), Dijana Tanovic (piano)
2.40 Suk A Tale of a Winter's Evening Prague RSO/Rudolf Vasata
3.00 Schools
3.00 Playtime 3.15 Time to Move
3.35 Let's Make a Story 3.50 Drama Workshop 4.10 In the News Special Edition 4.30 Hop, Skip and Jump
4.45 Anns a' Bhad
5.00 Fesch Concerto in G, Op 5 No 3 Musica ad Rhenum
5.20 Haydn, arr Salomon Symphony No 94 in G (Surprise)
Ensemble of the Classic Era
5.45 Dvorak Legend No 4 in C Winnipeg SO/Kazuhiro Koizumi
5.50 Corelli Trio Sonata in G minor, Op 1 No 10 London Baroque


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Karolina Santl-Zupan
Flutes: Matej Zupan
Piano: Dijana Tanovic

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