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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with music and arts news, including a review of a new production of Shakespeare's
Macbeth starring Rufus Sewell. Music includes Schumann's
Papillons, Op 2, played by Max Levinson (piano); and Schubert's Quartettsatz in C minor, D703, played by the Hagen Quartet.


Unknown: Rufus Sewell.
Played By: Max Levinson

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Corelll Concerto Grosso in C minor, Op 6 No 3
La Petite Bande, director Sigiswald Kuijken
9.12 Brahms Two Songs, Op 91
Marian Anderson (contralto), William Primrose (viola), Franz Rupp (piano)
9.26 Schubert Piano Sonata in B flat, D960 Alfred Brendel
10.05 Niels Gade Symphony No 4 Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Christopher Hogwood


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Contralto: Marian Anderson
Contralto: William Primrose
Viola: Franz Rupp
Unknown: Alfred Brendel
Unknown: Niels Gade
Conductor: Christopher Hogwood

: Artist of the Week

Bernard Hattink
Conductor Bernard Haitink is highly sought after by the world's major orchestras. He talks to Joan Bakewell about the personal and musical demands of life as an international maestro. With music by Vaughan Williams , Debussy and Mahler.


Conductor: Bernard Hattink
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Music By: Vaughan Williams

: Sound Stories

Family Affairs
With Peggy Reynolds. Organist Marie-Claire Alain has been acclaimed worldwide, with her recordings of Bach attracting particular critical praise. Her father Albert studied the organ with Vierne and Guilmant, brother Olivier was a pupil of Messiaen at the Paris
Conservatoire, and composer Jehan, another brother, wrote over 120 works but was killed by a sniper's bullet during the Second World War. Marie-Claire has succeeded in keeping the family name alive and establishing an independent reputation of her own. Albert Alain Scherzo
Marie-Claire Alain (organ) Olivier Alain Souvenances
Francoise Gyps (flute),
Georges Guillard (organ)
Jehan Alain Le Jardin Suspendu Eric Lebrun (organ)
Bach Fugue in G minor, BWV578 Marie-Claire Alain (organ)


Organist: Peggy Reynolds.
Organist: Marie-Claire Alain
Unknown: Albert Alain Scherzo
Unknown: Marie-Claire Alain
Unknown: Olivier Alain Souvenances
Flute: Francoise Gyps
Flute: Georges Guillard
Unknown: Eric Lebrun
Unknown: Marie-Claire Alain

: 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.
Overture: The Storm
Detroit Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
Meditation, Op 72 No 5 Oleg Kagan (violin),
Vassily Lobalov (piano)
My Genius, My Angel, My Friend; Why?, Op 6 No 5; Don Juan 's Serenade, Op 38 No 1
Sergei Leiferkus (baritone), Semion Skigin (piano)
The Slippers (Act 1, scene 2)
Bolshoi Theatre Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Alexander Melik-Pashayev Repeated next Thursday 12 midnight


Unknown: Gerard McBurney
Violin: Oleg Kagan
Piano: Vassily Lobalov
Unknown: Don Juan
Baritone: Sergei Leiferkus
Piano: Semion Skigin
Conductor: Alexander Melik-Pashayev
Vakula: Gyorgy Nelepp (tenor)
Oksana: Elena Kruglikova (soprano)

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

A concert given last October in St George 's, Brandon Hill , Bristol, introduced by Chris de Souza. Anne Queffelec (piano) Ravel Miroirs
Debussy Images (Book 1)
Debussy Etudes: Pour les Degres Chromatiques; Pour les Quartes; Pour les Octaves


Unknown: St George
Unknown: Brandon Hill
Introduced By: Chris de Souza.
Piano: Anne Queffelec

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductors Alexander Titov and Osmo Vanska , Josephine Knight (cello) Borodin Overture: Prince Igor Sibelius Symphony No 4
Shostakovich Cello Concerto No 1
Tchaikovsky Symphony No 4 in F minor


Conductors: Alexander Titov
Conductors: Osmo Vanska
Cello: Josephine Knight
Unknown: Prince Igor Sibelius

: Ensemble

Repeated from yesterday 10pm

: Music Machine

Hot Soundst
Whether it is the samba or the bossa nova, Brazilian rhythms are compulsive. Tommy Pearson is introduced to some of the beats using rattles, drums and tambourines, and including such mysteries as the agogo bell and the reco-reco.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty is joined by guitarist Slava Grigorian. Music includes at
5.45 Strauss's Till Eulenspiegel piayed by the Berlin PO; and at 6.40 Ravel's Concerto for Piano Left Hand played by Michel Beroff and the LSO, conductor Claudio Abbado.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Guitarist: Slava Grigorian.
Played By: Michel Beroff
Conductor: Claudio Abbado.

: Performance on 3

BBC Philharmonic
From the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester.
Conductor Vassily Sinaisky , Gillian Callow (cor anglais), Martin Roscoe (piano)
MacMillan The World's Ransoming Beethoven Piano Concerto No 5 in E flat (Emperor)
8.35 The Politics of the Romantic Hem
The heroes and heroines of romantic art have traditionally been represented as exiles from politics and society, visionaries who enter a glorious other world of the pure imagination. But now the cult of the romantic hero is viewed differently: as part of a committed response to industrialisation, the rise of mass culture and disillusionment with the consequences of the French
Revolution. Nicholas Roe of St
Andrews University explores the politics of the romantic hero in the golden age of romanticism - from the French Revolution in 1789 to the exile of Napoleon in 1815. Repeat
8.55 Strauss Ein Heldenleben


Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky
Conductor: Gillian Callow
Piano: Martin Roscoe
Unknown: Nicholas Roe
Unknown: Strauss Ein Heldenleben

: Postscript

Cultural Nationalism
A week of programmes exploring the ancient and continuing association of the arts with nation-building.
4: "Padania" is the would-be country of northern Italy demanded by the separatists of Milan and Venice. Has Garibaldi failed after 150 years, or can Italy remain united? Joe Farrell interrogates the Lombard League.


Unknown: Joe Farrell

: Music Restored

Viva la Folia. Lucie Skeaping introduces various treatments of an old Portuguese dance, including
Marin Marais's famous variations for bass viol, Les Folies d'Espagne, performed by the Bottom Line; and Juan Cabanilles 's Diferencias de
Folias for harpsichord, played by Terence Charlston. Producer Lindsay Kemp
E-MAIL: [address removed] Revised repeat tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Juan Cabanilles
Played By: Terence Charlston.
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: Night Waves

Paul Allen talks to Karla Kuban about her book Marchlands, a first novel from the rural heart of America. It tells the disturbing story of a young girl's coming of age set against the harsh realities of the contemporary West.
Producer Anthony Denselow


Talks: Paul Allen
Unknown: Karla Kuban
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton is joined by Campbell Burnap to review the latest CDs.


Unknown: Alyn Shipton

: Composer of the Week: Copland

Five decades of music by an American composer whose work vividly reflects the New World.
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 from last Thursday


Conductor: Vernon Handley
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
Unknown: Leo Smit
Unknown: Leonard Bernstein

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Attila Falvay (violin), Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Tamas Vasary
Schumann Violin Concerto in D minor
Schubert Symphony No 9 in C (Great)
2.40 CPE Bach Quartet in G, Wq95 Les Adieux
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 Uszt Three Petrarch Sonnets
Janina Fialkowska (piano)
5.10 Vivaldi Sonata in C for Oboe, Violin and Continuo, RV779 Camerata Koln
5.30 Hildegard of Bingen 0 Pulchare Facies Sequentia
5.35 attrlb Haydn Oboe Concerto in C Emil Hargas , Bratislava RSO, conductor Ondrej Lenard


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Tamas Vasary
Piano: Janina Fialkowska
Unknown: Emil Hargas
Conductor: Ondrej Lenard

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