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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny celebrates the 250th anniversary of Handel's
Solomon and introduces music by Schumann and Respighl, with Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor after 7.00.

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Sibelius The Oceanides
Helsinki Philharmonic, conductor Leif Segerstam
9.12 Faure Berceuse
Yan Pascal Tortelier (violin), Toulouse Capitole Orchestra, conductor Michel Plasson
9.18 Debussy Proses Lyriques Anne-Marie Rodde (soprano), Noel Lee (piano)
9.38 Mahler Symphony No 4 Desi Halban (soprano), New York Philharmonic. conductor Bruno Walter


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Leif Segerstam
Conductor: Faure Berceuse
Violin: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Conductor: Michel Plasson
Conductor: Debussy Proses Lyriques
Soprano: Anne-Marie Rodde
Piano: Noel Lee
Conductor: Bruno Walter

: Artist of the Week

Gillian Weir
Joan Bakewell talks to organist Gillian Weir about the trials of television presentation and the series she presented for BBC2. She plays Daquin, Vieme and the Prelude and Fugue on BACH by Uszt, all of which featured in that series.


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

: Sound Stories

Medical Matters
Chopin suffered from respiratory problems for most of his life. While on a recuperative holiday in Majorca, he began to cough up blood-flecked sputum. Three doctors were called, and tuberculosis was suspected. There is now some debate as to whether this was really what he had and whether it ultimately killed him, but Chopin was always in frail health, and died at just 39.
Chopin Piano Concerto No 2 in F minor (3rd mvt)
Maria-Joao Pires , Royal Philharmonic, conductor Andre Previn
Chopin, orch Stokowski Funeral March (from Piano Sonata No 2) BBC Philharmonic, conductor Mathias Bamert
Moscheles Terpsichore , Op 95 No 9 Caroline Weichert (piano)
Chopin Cello Sonata in G minor (2nd, 3rd and 4th mvts)
Mstislav Rostropovich , Martha Argerich (piano)


Unknown: Maria-Joao Pires
Conductor: Andre Previn
Conductor: Mathias Bamert
Conductor: Moscheles Terpsichore
Unknown: Mstislav Rostropovich
Piano: Martha Argerich

: Composer of the Week: Strauss

3: 1912-7. Anthony Burton 's third programme has as its centrepiece the Symphonic Fragment from Strauss's rarely heard ballet Josephs-Legende, written for
Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, in a recording specially made for the programme by the BBC Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis.
It is flanked by excerpts from two very different operas:
Edita Gruberova sings a virtuoso set piece aria from the neoclassical Ariadne aufNaxos, and Georg Solti conducts the Vienna Philharmonic in a powerfully dramatic scene from the mystic Die Frau ohne Schatten. Repeated next Wednesday 12 midnight


Unknown: Anthony Burton
Conductor: Andrew Davis.
Unknown: Edita Gruberova
Unknown: Georg Solti

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

From last year's Cheltenham Festival. Skampa Quartet, Judith Hall (flute) Mozart Flute Quartet in D, K285 Jonathan Lloyd The Apprentice's Sorcery for Solo Flute
Janacek String Quartet No 2 (intimate Letters) Repeat


Flute: Judith Hall
Unknown: Jonathan Lloyd

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductors Alun Francis and Osmo
Vanska,PaulBoyes(bassoon) Dvorak Overture: Othello
Mozart Symphony No 41 in C, K551 (Jupiter)
Hummel Bassoon Concerto in F
Brahms Symphony No 3 in F


Conductors: Alun Francis

: Choral Evensong

From the National Cathedral of St Patrick, Dublin, a service for St Patrick 's Day.
Introit: Christ Be with Me (St Patrick's Breastplate)
Responses: St Patrick's Use
Psalms 85, 86, 87 (Patton, Whitlock, Turle, Heathcote)
First Lesson: Isaiah 51, wl-11 Canticles: Whitlock in G
Second Lesson: Acts 16, w6-10 Anthem: Blessed City (Stanford) Hymn: How Great the Tale
Organ Voluntary: Sonata (1st mvt) (Whitlock)
Organist and master of the choristers John Dexter. Assistant organist David Leigh.


Unknown: St Patrick
Unknown: John Dexter.
Organist: David Leigh.

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty celebrates St Patrick's Day with Barry Douglas , who has founded Camerata Ireland, the first orchestra to employ musicians from both northern and southern Ireland.
Music includes Arnold's Irish Dances conducted by the composer, and Nigel Kennedy performing
Massenet's Méditation from Thais.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Barry Douglas
Unknown: Nigel Kennedy

: Performance on 3

From Symphony Hall,
Birmingham, another concert of eighties music from the Towards the Millennium festival. Introduced by Chris de Souza.
Vadim Repin (violin), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle
Kurtag Grabstein fur Stefan
Gubaldulina Offertorium: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
8.15 The Nearness of History
At what point does history recede from view or turn into archaeology? And will the millennium feel like a great historical moment? Jonathan Keates reflects on changing views of history.
8.35 Birtwistle Earth Dances
* Brian Kay 's Pick of the Week: p42


Introduced By: Chris de Souza.
Violin: Vadim Repin
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Conductor: Kurtag Grabstein
Unknown: Jonathan Keates
Unknown: Brian Kay

: Postscript

The Pas de Deux
An idiosyncratic history of classical duets and an incidental history of loving, told by dancers and thinkers. 3: The Popular Pairings. Fred and Ginger and other celluloid couplings.

: Ensemble

Penny Gore celebrates the extraordinary achievements of Haydn as principal creator of the string quartet, piano trio and piano sonata. Sonata in E minor, H XVI 34
Katia Apekisheva (piano)
Piano Trio in E flat, H XV 10 Beaux Arts Trio
String Quartet in D. Op 71 No 2 Endellion Quartet
Producer Nigel Wilkinson Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Piano: Katia Apekisheva
Producer: Nigel Wilkinson

: Night Waves

Can Britain and Germany ever reconcile their views of history?
When the German minister of culture
Michael Nauman recently charged
British historians with distortion and mythologising, he touched raw nerves in both countries. As the 20th century draws to its close, has either country really come to terms with the legacy of the world wars?
Patrick Wright and guests discuss different ways of investigating and commemorating the past and the way unresolved historical debate still affects contemporary Anglo-German relations. Producer Tanya Hudson


Unknown: Michael Nauman
Unknown: Patrick Wright
Producer: Tanya Hudson

: Jazz Notes

Chicago's Delmark label has spent 45 years documenting the music of the city, from jazz via blues pioneers such as Tab Smith and Magic Sam to today's musicians. Alyn Shipton meets producer Bob Koester at his massive record shop - one of the world's biggest jazz disc record stores - and recalls his sessions with George Lewis , Art Hodes and other jazz greats.


Unknown: Magic Sam
Musicians: Alyn Shipton
Producer: Bob Koester
Unknown: George Lewis
Unknown: Art Hodes

: Composer of the Week: Delius

Violin Sonata No 2 Tasmin Little,
Piers Lane (piano)
Suite: Irmelin BBC Scottish SO, conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk
Cynara John Shirley-Quirk (baritone), Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, conductor Charles Groves
A Song before Sunrise RPO, conductor Thomas Beecham
Repeated from last Wednesday


Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Baritone: Cynara John Shirley-Quirk
Conductor: Charles Groves
Conductor: Thomas Beecham

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Klemens Schnorr (organ)
Rheinberger Organ Sonata No 9 in B flat minor, Op 142
Guilmant Organ Sonata No 3 in C minor, Op 56
Reger Dankpsalm , Op 145 No 2 Widor Organ Symphony No 8 in B
(1st mvt) Holler Variations on "Helft Mir Gottes Gute Preisen
Dupre Evocation (3rd mvt)
2.15 Paul Kletzki Symphony No 2 Rene Koch (baritone). Berne SO, conductor Dmitri Kitaienko
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
5.05 Oscar Morawetz Overture on a Fairy Tale Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, conductor Uri Mayer
5.15 Rosenmuller Confitebor
(Psalm 110) Cantus Koln, director Konrad Junghanel
5.30 Chopin Nocturne in D flat, Op 27 No 2 Jane Coop (piano)
5.45 Schumann Overture: Manfred
Danish NRSO/Michael Schonwandt


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Klemens Schnorr
Unknown: Reger Dankpsalm
Unknown: Paul Kletzki
Baritone: Rene Koch
Conductor: Dmitri Kitaienko
Conductor: Uri Mayer
Director: Konrad Junghanel

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