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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with arts news and music, including Bruch's Kol Nidrei performed by Lynn Harrell (cello) and the Philharmonia, conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy ; and Mozart's Fantasia in C minor, K475, arranged by Grieg for two pianos.


Cello: Lynn Harrell
Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Verdi La Traviata (Prelude to Act 1) Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, conductor James Levine
9.05 Uszt, orch Adams The Black Gondola
London Sinfonietta, conductor John Adams
9.16 Schubert Piano Sonata in A,
D959 Mitsuko Uchida
9.58 Verdi Re dellabisso (Un Ballo in Maschera)
Marian Anderson (contralto),
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, conductor Dmitri Mitropoulos
10.06 Prokofiev Suite: Summer Night Russian National Orchestra, conductor Mikhail Pletnev


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: James Levine
Conductor: John Adams
Unknown: Mitsuko Uchida
Contralto: Marian Anderson
Conductor: Dmitri Mitropoulos
Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev

: Artist of the Week

Bernard Haltink
Bernard Haitink talks to Joan
Bakewell about his years as music director at Glyndebourne and about his famous Mozart collaborations with stage director Peter Hall.


Unknown: Bernard Haltink
Talks: Bernard Haitink
Director: Peter Hall.

: Sound Stories

Family Affairs
With Peggy Reynolds. In 1922, the first private performance of Walton's Facade, with words by Edith Sitwell , took place in Chelsea at the home of her brothers Osbert and Sacheverell.
Edith was famous both for her poetry and for her striking looks - she was described as having the ethereality of a ghost. Osbert was also a poet, and Sacheverell was probably the most musical of them all, a close friend of the harpsichordist Violet Gordon Woodhouse.
Watton Facade (excerpts) Edith Sitwell (reciter),
English Opera Group Ensemble, conductor Anthony Collins
Lambert The Noisy Streets Are Empty (The Rio Grande) BBC Singers,
BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Barry Wordsworth
Lord Bemers Red Roses and Red
Noses Felicity Lott (soprano), Peter Lawson (piano)
Britten Canticle III: Still Falls the Rain
Peter Pears (tenor), Barry Tuckwell (horn), the Composer (piano)


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds.
Unknown: Edith Sitwell
Unknown: Edith Sitwell
Conductor: Anthony Collins
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Soprano: Felicity Lott
Piano: Peter Lawson
Tenor: Barry Tuckwell

: Composer of the Week Tchaikovsky

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.
The Tempest BBC Philharmonic, conductor Vassily Sinaisky
Children's Album, Op 39: Nos 1-6 Olli Mustonen (piano)
Oh, If Only You Could for One Moment. Op 38 No 4
Dmitri Hvorostovsky (baritone), Mikhail Arkadiev (piano)
Mazeppa (Act 2, scene 2) Sergei Leiferkus (baritone),
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
Repeated next Wednesday 12 midnight


Unknown: Gerard McBurney
Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky
Piano: Olli Mustonen
Baritone: Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Piano: Mikhail Arkadiev
Baritone: Sergei Leiferkus

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

A concert given last October at St George's, Brandon Hill , Bristol, by Fibonacci Sequence. Introduced by Chris de Souza.
Ravel Introduction and Allegro for
Harp, Bute, Clarinet and String Quartet Varese Density 21.5 for Solo Flute Debussy Premiere Rapsodie for Clarinet and Piano
Faure Piano Quintet No 2 in C minor, Op 115


Unknown: Brandon Hill
Unknown: Fibonacci Sequence.
Introduced By: Chris de Souza.

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Conductors Jiri Belohlavek and Jukka-Pekka Saraste ,
Christian Tetzlaff (violin)
Schumann Overture: Genoveva
Sibelius Symphony No 3; Violin Concerto
Dvorak Symphony No 8 in G


Conductors: Jiri Belohlavek
Conductors: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Violin: Christian Tetzlaff

: Choral Evensong

From Salisbury Cathedral. Introit: In Pace (Blitheman)
Responses (Radcliffe)
Psalm 18 (Turle, Rogers. Walmisley, Parratt, Ouseley, Weslet, Knight) First Lesson: Malachi 2, w2, 5-7 Office Hymn: Come My Way Canticles: Rubbra in A flat
Second Lesson: Colossians 3, wl-4, 12-17
Anthem: Civitas Sancti Tui (Byrd)
Hymn: Teach Me, My God and King (Sandys)
Organ Voluntary: Rhapsody No 3 in C sharp minor (Howells)
Director of music Simon Lole.
Organist David Halls.


Organist: Simon Lole.
Organist: David Halls.

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty 's guests include the Cardinall's Musick, who perform works written for Cardinal Wolsey. Music includes at 5.40 Schubert's
Adagio and Rondo Concertante in F. D487, performed by Trio Fontenay; and at 6.35 Grieg's Norwegian
Dances played by the Iceland SO, conductor Petri Sakari.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Rondo Concertante
Conductor: Petri Sakari.

: Performance on 3

Beyond Our Shores
Concluding a concert series from Glasgow which focuses on the influence of non-western sounds on the European and American classical tradition. This concert was given on Saturday in the Royal Concert Hall. Introduced by Geoffrey Baskerville. Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano),
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Martyn Brabbins Copland El Salon Mexico Ugetl Piano Concerto
Stravinsky Song of the Nightingale Ravel Suite: Mother Goose


Introduced By: Geoffrey Baskerville.
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins

: Postscript

Cultural Nationalism
3: Catalonia is a nation with its own language and history, and it asserts its rights to be independent of Spain and part of a wider Europe. Joe Farrell reports from Barcelona.

: Wolf

Peter Schreier (tenor) and Karl Engel (piano) perform a selection of Wolfs Morike Lieder.


Tenor: Peter Schreier
Tenor: Karl Engel

: Ensemble

Continuing the celebrations marking the centenary of Francis Poulenc ,
Penny Gore presents an all-Poulenc edition. This programme includes: the Elegie for Horn and Piano, a selection of piano pieces played by Kathryn Stott , and the rarely heard
Violin Sonata performed by the young French violinist Philippe Graffin and pianist Stephen Coombs. Producer Nigel Wilkinson Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Francis Poulenc
Played By: Kathryn Stott
Violinist: Philippe Graffin
Pianist: Stephen Coombs.
Producer: Nigel Wilkinson

: Night Waves

Patrick Wright talks to Kary Mullis , the Nobel Prize-winner for chemistry who is also a geneticist, mathematician, philosopher and surfing survivor of the sixties. His latest book, described as a romp through diverse fields of inquiry, is called Dancing Naked in the Mind Field. The programme also includes an exploration of the function and future of the Commonwealth as it approaches its 50th birthday. Producer Julian May


Talks: Patrick Wright
Unknown: Kary Mullis

: Jan Notes

Alyn Shipton investigates jazz violinists, from the well known to the less familiar, with discs from Stuff Smith, Svend Asmussen. Regina Carter and Wolfgang Muthspiel.


Unknown: Svend Asmussen.
Unknown: Regina Carter
Unknown: Wolfgang Muthspiel.

: Composer of the Week: Copland

Sandy Burnett surveys five decades in the output of Aaron Copland. 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 from last Wednesday


Unknown: Sandy Burnett
Unknown: Aaron Copland.
Conductor: Grant Llewellyn

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Ensemble Weser Renaissance and La Cappella Ducale perform motets and dialogues by composers working in the cities of the Hanseatic League during the 17th century. Between these, music by composers from
Sweelinck and Buxtehude to Frank
Martin performed on the organs of these historic towns.
2.45 Otto Taubmann Malinconia Arto
Noras (cello), Tapani Valsta (piano)
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 Adriaen Valerius Mrs Mary
Hofman's Almand (Nederlandtsche
Gedenck-Clanck) Toyohiko Satoh (lute)
5.10 Uszt Hungarian Rhapsody No 14 in F minor Vancouver SO, conductor Sergiu Comissiona
5.20 Mozart Quintet in E flat, K452 David Nuttall (oboe), Alan Vivian (clarinet), Dominic Harvey (horn), Richard Mcintyre (bassoon), Kathryn Selby (piano)
5.50 Heinrich Bach Cantata : Ich
Danke Dir , Gott Rheinische Kantorei , Musica Antiqua Kbln/Reinhard Goebel


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Cello: Tapani Valsta
Conductor: Sergiu Comissiona
Oboe: David Nuttall
Oboe: Alan Vivian
Clarinet: Dominic Harvey
Bassoon: Richard McIntyre
Piano: Kathryn Selby
Piano: Heinrich Bach Cantata
Unknown: Danke Dir
Unknown: Gott Rheinische Kantorei
Unknown: Musica Antiqua

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