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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny presents music and news, with a review of the National Theatre production of Troilus and Cressida, which opened last night. Music includes Saint-Saens's Cello
Concerto No 1 in A minor, Moeran's evocative Fantasy for Oboe and Strings, and pianist Alfred Brendel playing Haydn's Andante con Variazioni.


Pianist: Alfred Brendel

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Wagner Prelude: Die Meistersinger Columbia Symphony Orchestra, conductor Bruno Walter
9.11 Debussy Cinq Poemes de Baudelaire
Michele Command (soprano), Dalton Baldwin (piano)
9.38 Wagner Prelude: Parsifal Columbia Symphony Orchestra, conductor Bruno Walter
9.52 Mozart Piano Concerto No 20 in D minor, K466
Vienna Philharmonic, director Bruno Walter (piano)
10.20 Debussy Fetes Galantes (Set 1) Maggie Teyte (soprano), Alfred Cortot (piano)


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Bruno Walter
Piano: Dalton Baldwin
Conductor: Bruno Walter
Piano: Bruno Walter
Soprano: Maggie Teyte
Piano: Alfred Cortot

: Artist of the Week

Gillian Weir
Joan Bakewell talks to organist
Gillian Weir about the difficulties of international travel and the different attitudes concert organists face from audiences around the world. With music by Bach, Sweelinck, Jongen and Vierne.


Unknown: Gillian Weir
Talks: Joan Bakewell
Organist: Gillian Weir

: Sound Stories

Medical Matters
Schumann had problems with mental instability for much of his life. From his mother he inherited an obsessional fear of disease, and he read widely about mental illness as a young man. After Schumann attempted suicide by jumping into the Rhine, he was confined at his own request to the private asylum where he spent the last two-and-a-half years of his life.
Schumann Papillons (excerpt) Murray Perahia (piano)
Mendelssohn Octet in E flat, Op 20 (3rd mvt)
Vienna Octet
Schumann Dichterliebe (excerpts) Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Alfred Brendel (piano)
Schumann Symphony No 2 in C (4th mvt)
Chamber Orchestra of Europe, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt


Piano: Murray Perahia
Piano: Alfred Brendel
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt

: Composer of the Week; Strauss

2: 1893-1910. Anthony Burton introduces music from the years when Strauss won recognition as one of the leading modern composers - first as a writer of great tone poems and then in opera - and also as one of the great conductors of his time. The programme includes the Prelude to his first opera
Guntram, examples of Strauss as conductor and accompanist, excerpts from Salome and Elektra, and the first waltz sequence from Der Rosenkavalier, specially recorded for the programme by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis.
Repeated next Tuesday 11.30pm


Introduces: Anthony Burton
Conductor: Andrew Davis.

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

John Toal presents music for oboe and piano in a concert given on Sunday in Belfast's Waterfront Hall. Nicholas Daniel (oboe), Julius Drake (piano)
Harty A la Campagne
John Gardner Oboe Sonata No 2 in C
Julian Anderson The Bearded Lady
Schumann, arr Ferguson Three Duos Beethoven Variations on Mozart's
"La Ci Darem la Mano", WoO 28


Unknown: John Toal
Oboe: Nicholas Daniel
Piano: Julius Drake
Oboe: John Gardner
Unknown: Julian Anderson

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductors Tadaaki Otaka ,
Paul Mann and Mark Wigglesworth , Paul Watkins (cello)
Dvorak Carnival Overture; Symphony No 7 in D minor
Schumann Cello Concerto in A minor
Brahms Symphony No 2 in D


Conductors: Tadaaki Otaka
Conductors: Paul Mann
Conductors: Mark Wigglesworth
Cello: Paul Watkins

: Voices

Schubert Voices lain Burnside presents the second of two programmes trawling through 75 years of Schubert lieder recordings, from Schumann and Schwarzkopf to Pears and Schreier.
Repeated from yesterday 10pm

: Music Machine

Chamber Music
Tommy Pearson continues his look at chamber music by examining music for strings alone. He meets viola player Philip Dukes and cellist Julian Lloyd Webber.


Music: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Philip Dukes
Unknown: Julian Lloyd Webber.

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty introduces live music from Monica Huggett 's highly acclaimed ensemble Sonnerie. Other music includes Prokofiev's Cinq Melodies, Op 35b, with violinist Dmitri Sitkovetsky , and Grieg's
Holberg Suite played by the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.


Introduces: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Monica Huggett
Violinist: Dmitri Sitkovetsky
Unknown: Holberg Suite

: Performance on 3

The Borodins at St George's Chris de Souza introduces the second of four concerts given by the Borodin Quartet at St George's, Brandon Hill , Bristol. This performance was given in February.
Brahms String Quartet No 2 in A minor, Op 51 No 2
Tchaikovsky String Quartet No 2 in F, Op 22


Unknown: Brandon Hill

: Postscript

The Pas de Deux
An idiosyncratic history of classical duets and an incidental history of loving, told by dancers and thinkers. 2: The Modernist. Apollo meets his muse.

: Nash Ensemble

Conductor Martyn Brabbins , Ian Brown (piano),
Rosemary Hardy (soprano)
Beethoven Clarinet Trio in B flat, Op 11 Berg, arr de Leeuw Seven Early Songs
Mahler Des Knaben Wunderhorn
Strauss Suite for 13 Wind
Instruments, Op 4


Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Piano: Ian Brown
Soprano: Rosemary Hardy
Unknown: Strauss Suite

: Night Waves

Architects, town planners and artists all applaud it, but how does public space improve the life of those who live in cities? Richard Coles examines the meaning, function and importance of our urban social spaces and explores their relationship with architecture. He also talks to Charles Jencks , whose new book, Ecstatic Architecture, explores a shift from functional to sensual concerns in modern buildings. Plus the secret history of the Anasazi people of America: Night Waves reports on an anthropological debate that cuts to the heart of American identity.
Producer Anthony Denselow


Unknown: Richard Coles
Unknown: Charles Jencks
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Jazz Notes

Atlantic Records are currently celebrating their 50th year with reissues of their most famous artists including Charles Mingus , Ray Charles and John Coltrane. The label's founder, Ahmet Ertegun , tells Alyn Shipton about his passion for jazz, ignited by hearing Duke
Ellington in London when he was still a boy.


Unknown: Charles Mingus
Unknown: Ray Charles
Unknown: John Coltrane.
Unknown: Ahmet Ertegun
Unknown: Alyn Shipton

: Composer of the Week Delius

This second programme includes a previously unperformed work dating from the composer's maturity. The piece has been specially recorded for the programme, and Paul Guinery compares it with the shorter, more familiar version.
Violin Sonata No 1 Tasmin Little,
Piers Lane (piano)
Poem of Life and Love (first performance) BBC Concert
Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley A Song of Summer Halle Orchestra , conductor Vernon Handley Repeated from last Tuesday


Unknown: Paul Guinery
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Conductor: Halle Orchestra
Conductor: Vernon Handley

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Musica Antiqua Kbln and director Reinhard Goebel perform music from 17th-century northern Europe, with music by Scheidt, Schmelzer and Biber
2.15 Beethoven Piano Sonata in A flat, Op 110 David Kuijken
2.40 Corelli Trio Sonata in A minor, Op 1 No 4 London Baroque
2.45 Chopin Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante
Janina Fialkowska (piano),
Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Raffi Armenian
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 Chopin Ballade No 2 in F, Op 38 Valerie Tryon (piano)
5.15 Weber Clarinet Quintet in B flat, Op 34 Erich Hoeprich (clarinet),
Jacques Holtman and Aida Stuurop (violins), Wim ten Have (viola), Hidemi Suzuki (cello)
5.45 Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G Vancouver Radio
Symphony Orchestra, conductor Mario Bernardi


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Musica Antiqua Kbln
Director: Reinhard Goebel
Unknown: David Kuijken
Unknown: Grande Polonaise Brillante
Piano: Janina Fialkowska
Clarinet: Erich Hoeprich
Clarinet: Jacques Holtman
Clarinet: Aida Stuurop
Cello: Hidemi Suzuki
Conductor: Mario Bernardi

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