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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with arts news and music, including Weber's Clarinet
Concertino in E flat played by Sabine Meyer with the Dresden Staatskapelle, conductor Herbert Blomstedt ; and Beethoven's Piano Sonata in G, Op 49 No 2, played by Stephen Kovacevich.


Played By: Sabine Meyer
Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt
Played By: Stephen Kovacevich.

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
John Adams Tromba Lontana; A
Short Ride in a Fast Machine
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, conductor Edo de Waart
9.10 Schubert Ave Maria, D839;
Die Forelle Marian Anderson
(contralto), Kosti Vehanen (piano)
9.18 Schubert Piano Sonata in C,
D812 (Grand Duo) Daniel Barenboim and Radu Lupu (piano duet)
10.02 Sibelius The Maiden's Tryst, Op 37 No 5; Aus Banger Brust, Op
50 No 4; Slowly as the Evening Sun, Op 61 No 1
Marian Anderson (contralto), Kosti Vehanen (piano)
10.11 Bruch Concerto in E minor for
Clarinet and Viola
Eduard Brunner (clarinet),
Tabea Zimmermann (viola), Bamberg SO, conductor Lothar Zagrosek


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Contralto: Forelle Marian Anderson
Contralto: Kosti Vehanen
Unknown: Daniel Barenboim
Piano: Radu Lupu
Contralto: Marian Anderson
Piano: Kosti Vehanen
Clarinet: Eduard Brunner
Viola: Tabea Zimmermann
Conductor: Lothar Zagrosek

: Artist of the Week

Bernard Haitink
As music director of the Royal Opera, Bernard Haitink has overseen some of the most dramatic events in Covent Garden's history. He talks to Joan Bakewell about producers, managers and prima donnas, as well as his triumphant performances of Verdi and Wagner.


Unknown: Bernard Haitink
Unknown: Bernard Haitink
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Sound Stories

Family Affairs
With Peggy Reynolds. The Lloyd Webber dynasty began with William Southcombe Lloyd Webber. He was a top student at the London College of Music, yet his career as a composer was effectively thwarted by the Second World War. William married in 1942, and had two sons - Andrew and Julian. Andrew's interest in the musical theatre was ignited after seeing My Fair Lady, and Julian took up the cello after going to a concert and being fascinated by seeing the cellists play.
William Lloyd Webber Aurora City of London Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
Dukas The Sorcerer's Apprentice New York Philharmonic, conductor Leonard Bernstein
Andrew Lloyd Webber Requiem (Offertorium) Soloists, ECO, conductor Lorin Maazel
Dvorak Cello Concerto in B minor
(3rd mvt) Julian Lloyd Webber ,
Czech PO, conductor Vaclav Neumann


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds.
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Unknown: Julian Lloyd Webber
Conductor: Vaclav Neumann

: 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: Hamlet
BBCPO, conductor Vassily Sinaisky
Gil Shaham (violin), Russian National Orchestra, conductor Mikhail Pletnev Piano Pieces, Op 72: Nos 1, 4 and 16 Mikhail Pletnev (piano)
Eugene Onegin (final scene)
Paris Orchestra , conductor Semyon Bychkov Repeated next Friday 12 midnight


Unknown: Gerard McBurney
Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky
Violin: Gil Shaham
Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev
Piano: Mikhail Pletnev
Piano: Eugene Onegin
Conductor: Paris Orchestra
Conductor: Semyon Bychkov
Tatyana: Nuccia Focile (soprano)
Onegin: Dmitri Hvorostovsky (baritone)

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

A concert given last November at St George's, Brandon Hill , Bristol, introduced by Chris de Souza. Gould Trio
Faure Piano Trio in D minor, Op 120 Ravel Piano Trio in A minor


Unknown: Brandon Hill
Introduced By: Chris de Souza.

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductor Osmo Vanska,
Jennifer Koh (violin)
Sibelius The Oceanides
Beethoven Symphony No 6 in F (Pastoral) Berg Violin Concerto
Sibelius Symphony No 5


Violin: Jennifer Koh

: Music Restored

Revised repeat from yesterday 10.10pm

: Music Machine

Hot Soundsl
The merengue is salsa's cousin and today is heard mostly as big band dance music. When it started out, however, it represented the gentler sounds of Haiti and went on to be popular in the Dominican Republic in the 1930s. Tommy Pearson looks at the history of merengue and reveals how it produces some of the hottest Latin music around.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

With Sean Rafferty. As a major celebration of the 250th anniversary of Goethe's birth gets under way,
Roger Vignoles explores the towering musical influence of the German playwright and poet. Music includes at 5.40 Mozart's Violin Concerto in 0, K211, played by Jaap Schroder with the Amsterdam Mozart
Ensemble, conductor Frans Briiggen ; and at 6.44 Beethoven's Piano
Sonata in C sharp minor, Op 27 No 2 (Moonlight) played by Alfred Brendel.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty.
Unknown: Roger Vignoles
Played By: Jaap Schroder
Conductor: Frans Briiggen
Played By: Alfred Brendel.

: Performance on 3

BBC Philharmonic
A concert given last month in the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester. Lars Vogt (piano)
Peter Maxwell Davies A Reel for Seven
Fishermen (first UK performance) Conducted by the Composer
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 4 in G
Shostakovich Symphony No 6 Conductor Vassily Sinaisky


Piano: Peter Maxwell Davies
Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky

: Postscript

Cultural Nationalism
A series exploring the association of the arts with nation-building.
5: Finland is less than 100 years old as a country. It defined itself as neither Swedish nor Russian, while both countries exerted great influence over it. Is its indigenous culture now under threat from mobile phones, the European Union and Hollywood? Joe Farrell reports from Helsinki.


Unknown: Joe Farrell

: Brahms

Violin Sonata in D minor, Op 108 Joseph Szigeti , Egon Petri (piano)


Unknown: Joseph Szigeti
Piano: Egon Petri

: Hear and Now

Verity Sharp presents music by two senior figures of the European postwar scene, both concerned with aspects of drama in music. All the music was specially recorded in the studio for tonight's programme. BBC Singers, conductor Stefan Parkman
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Diego Masson
Bussotti 11 Catalogo e Questo III
Henze Orpheus behind the Wire; La Selva Incantata
Producer Philip Tagney


Unknown: Verity Sharp
Conductor: Stefan Parkman
Conductor: Diego Masson
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Jazz Century

Russell Davies presents a 52-part history of jazz, from its earliest stirrings to the end of the millennium. 9: Sax-o-Phun
Repeated from Saturday 6pm


Unknown: Russell Davies

: Composer of the Week: Copland

Sandy Burnett surveys five decades of music by a composer whose work vividly reflects the New World. 5: In his final creative period,
Copland revisited some of his earlier pieces and refined his style.
Tonight's programme includes recordings made by the Ulster Orchestra, conductor
Vernon Handley , of Orchestral Variations and Inscape, interspersed with some of the Poems of Emily Dickinson sung by three different sopranos - Barbara Bonney , Dawn Upshaw and Barbara Hendricks.
Repeated from last Friday


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

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Frangoise Pollet (soprano),
Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Eliahu Inbal
Chausson Poeme de IAmour et de la
Mer Strauss Symphonia Domestica
2.15 Debussy Estampes Roger Woodward (piano)
2.35 Poulenc Sept Chansons
Jauna Musica , conductor Vaclovas Augustinas
2.50 Albeniz, orch Arbos Iberia West Australian Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jorge Mester
3.20 Beethoven Violin Sonata in E flat, Op 12 No 3 Salvatore Accardo , Michele Campanella (piano)
3.40 CPE Bach Quartet in D, Wq94 Les Adieux
4.00 Handel Alcina (excerpts) Bratislava Radio Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Ondrej Lenard
4.20 Chopin Scherzo No 4 in E, Op 54 Valerie Tryon (piano)
4.35 Tibor Saral Symphony No 2 Katalin Szokefalvy-Nagy (soprano), Hungarian Radio Orchestram conductor Gyorgy Lehel
5.00 Biber Sonata No 12 in C
Collegium Aureum
5.15 Leevi Madetoja Symphonic Suite Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste
5.40 Durante Concerto for Strings No 6 in A
Concerto Koln


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Soprano: Frangoise Pollet
Conductor: Eliahu Inbal
Conductor: Chausson Poeme
Piano: Roger Woodward
Conductor: Jauna Musica
Conductor: Vaclovas Augustinas
Conductor: Jorge Mester
Unknown: Salvatore Accardo
Piano: Michele Campanella
Conductor: Ondrej Lenard
Piano: Valerie Tryon
Conductor: Gyorgy Lehel
Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste

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