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: On Air

With Petroc Trelawny, including at
6.45 Beethoven's Egmont Overture; at about 7.40 Leclair's Violin
Concerto in D, Op 7 No 2, played by Simon Standage ; after the 8.00 news Elgar's Froissart Overture; and some songs by Ivor Gumey performed by Ian and Jennifer Partridge.


Played By: Simon Standage
Songs By: Ivor Gumey
Unknown: Jennifer Partridge.

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Dvorak Slavonic Suite in C,
Op 46 No 1
New York Philharmonic, conductor Bruno Walter
9.05 Debussy Trois Ballades de Francois Villon
Bernard Kruysen (baritone), Noel Lee (piano)
9.16 Poulenc, after Gervaise Suite Française Gabriel Tacchino (piano)
9.29 Faure Prelude: Penelope Toulouse Capitole Orchestra, conductor Michel Plasson
9.38 Debussy Trois Poemes de Mallarme Anne-Marie Rodde
(soprano), Noel Lee (piano)
9.45 Andre Caplet Conte
Fantastique Vanessa McKeand (harp), Allegri Quartet
10.02 Mozart Symphony No 39 in G minor, K543
New York Philharmonic, conductor Bruno Walter


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Bruno Walter
Unknown: Francois Villon
Baritone: Bernard Kruysen
Piano: Noel Lee
Piano: Gabriel Tacchino
Conductor: Michel Plasson
Soprano: Mallarme Anne-Marie Rodde
Soprano: Noel Lee
Piano: Andre Caplet Conte
Harp: Fantastique Vanessa McKeand
Conductor: Bruno Walter

: Artist of the Week

Gillian Weir
Joan Bakewell concludes her conversation with Gillian Weir by focusing on the problems of playing with orchestras. With music by Stanford, Poulenc and Saint-Sains.


Unknown: Gillian Weir
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Gillian Weir

: Sound Stories Medical Matters

Ravel was predominantly healthy until the outbreak of the First World
War, during which he became appalled by the horrors of war, contracted dysentery and went down with frostbite. He spent some time in a sanatorium in the Alps due to suspected tuberculosis and suffered from insomnia. Eventually, a degenerative disease made him less and less active, and he died after an unsuccessful attempt to relieve his brain condition by surgery.
Le Tombeau de Couperin (Toccata) Cecile Ousset (piano) La Valse
Philharmonia, conductor Libor Pesek Piano Concerto in G (1st mvt)
Pascal Roge , Montreal Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit Daphnis and Chloe (excerpt)
CBSO, conductor Simon Rattle


Piano: Cecile Ousset
Unknown: Pascal Roge
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Conductor: Simon Rattle

: Composer of the Week: Strauss

5: 1939-49. Anthony Burton introduces music from the final years of Strauss's life. The programme includes the waltz Munchen, written as a cheerful tribute to his home city but later revised as a postwar memorial; music for string sextet from his last opera, Capriccio, and for wind ensemble from the symphony subtitled Happy
Workshop; and a conjectural set of five last orchestral songs performed by Felicity Lott , combining the familiar Four Last Songs with an orchestration made at the same time of the early Ruhe, Meine Seele. Repeated next Friday 12 midnight


Introduces: Anthony Burton
Unknown: Felicity Lott
Unknown: Meine Seele.

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Roland Pontinen (piano)
Busoni Gigue , Bolero and Variations (An die Jugend) (after Mozart); Turandots Frauengemach ; Die Nachtlichen (Elegies)
Liszt Gnomenreigen ; Vexilla Regis
Prodeunt; Wiegenlied; Valse Oubliée No
Debussy Pour les Sixtes; Pour les Degres Chromatiques; Pour les Sonorités Opposees; Pour les Arpèges Composes; Pour les Accords (Studies) Repeat


Piano: Roland Pontinen
Piano: Busoni Gigue
Unknown: Turandots FrauengemacH
Unknown: Liszt Gnomenreigen
Unknown: Vexilla Regis

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductors Mark Wigglesworth and Tadaaki Otaka ,
Martin Roscoe (piano)
Tchaikovsky Overture: Romeo and Juliet
Brahms Piano Concerto No 1 in D minor
Tchalkovsky The Nutcracker (Act 2)


Conductors: Mark Wigglesworth
Conductors: Tadaaki Otaka
Piano: Martin Roscoe

: Music Restored

Repeated from yesterday 10pm

: Music Machine

Chamber Music
There are popular combinations that appear again and again in chamber music - the piano trio, the string quartet and the woodwind quartet.
Why have these combinations proved so successful, and how successful have composers been at trying new combinations?

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty is joined by pianist
Imogen Cooper , who performs live in the studio. Other music includes
Dvorak's Symphonic Variations and Elgar's Cockaigne Overture.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Pianist: Imogen Cooper

: Performance on 3

London Mozart Players
From St John's, Smith Square, London.
Stephanie Hughes introduces a programme of exuberant and lyrical 20th-century classics for chamber orchestra.
Sophia Rahman (piano), Rachel Masters (harp),
Martin Ennis (harpsichord), conductor Matthias Bamert
Britten Prelude and Fugue
Bloch Concerto Grosso No 1
Martin Petite Symphonie Concertante

8.30 Book of the Month
American historian Clayborne Carson has recently published The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, more than 30 years after the assassination of the civil rights leader. Is this a ludicrous claim, or can this compilation of King's speeches and writing open up a new understanding of King's life and influence? With poet and novelist Fred D'Aguiar.

8.50 Tippett Concerto for Orchestra


Introduces: Stephanie Hugnes
Piano: Sophia Rahman
Harp: Rachel Masters
Harpsichord: Martin Ennis
Conductor: Matthias Bamert
Conductor: Britten Prelude
Unknown: Clayborne Carson
Unknown: Martin Luther King
Unknown: Fred D'Aguiar.

: Postscript

The Pas de Deux
5: Technological Terpsichore
Partnerships in the New World.

: Hear and Now

Verity Sharp investigates the thriving new-music scene in New Zealand, whose composers are little known in the UK. The New Music New Zealand festival held in Edinburgh last year set out to remedy that, and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Kenneth Young , performed five recent works:
Gillian Whitehead Resurgens Jack Body Melodies
Helen Bowater New Year Fanfare
Lyell Cresswell Salm
John Psathas Seikilos (first performance)
Plus a selection of recent CD releases.
Producer Philip Tagney


Unknown: Verity Sharp
Conductor: Kenneth Young
Unknown: Gillian Whitehead Resurgens
Unknown: Lyell Cresswell Salm
Unknown: John Psathas Seikilos
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Jazz Century

Russell Davies presents a history of jazz, from its earliest stirrings to the end of the millennium.
11: The Last Time. Louis
Armstrong's second group, Hot Five, comprised compatible co-instrumentalists, including the brilliant pianist Earl Hines. Repeated from Saturday 6pm


Unknown: Russell Davies
Pianist: Earl Hines.

: Composer of the Week: Delius

Few composers have successfully tackled the difficult form of the double concerto, but Delius's masterpiece is a fitting high point on which to end a week of programmes written and presented by Paul Guinery. Margot la Rouge (Prelude)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk
The Homeward Journey; The Nightingale Ian Partridge (tenor),
Jennifer Partridge (piano) Songs of Farewell Ambrosian Singers, conductor Eric Fenby Double Concerto
Tasmin Little (violin),
Raphael Wallfisch (cello),
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, conductor Charles Mackerras Repeated from last Friday


Presented By: Paul Guinery.
Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Tenor: Ian Partridge
Piano: Jennifer Partridge
Conductor: Eric Fenby
Cello: Raphael Wallfisch
Conductor: Charles MacKerras

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Brahms Liebeslieder : Neue
Liebeslieder; Selection of Hungarian Dances Anna-Maria Miranda
(soprano), Clara Wirtz (contralto), Jean-Claude Orleac (tenor),
Udo Reinemann (baritone), Noel Lee and Christian Ivaldi (pianos)
2.15 Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet
Finnish RSO/Jukka-Pekka Saraste
2.45 Prokofiev Four Etudes, Op 2 Roger Woodward (piano)
2.55 Mozart Requiem in D minor, K626 Soloists, Choir of the Mikhail Glinka Academy, St Petersburg,
Slovenian RSO/Vladislav Cernusenko
3.55 Rudolf Escher Trio Harmen de
Boer (clarinet), Zoltan Benyacs
(viola), Frank van der Laar (piano)
4.40 Durante Concerto No 1 in F minor Concerto Koln
5.05 Franck Prelude , Chorale and Fugue Robert Silverman (piano)
5.30 Bach Violin Sonata No 3 in C
(Fugue) Sigiswald Kuijken
5.50 Schubert Du Bist die Ruh; Bei
Dir Allein Jadwiga Rappe (contralto), Ewa Poblocka (piano)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Brahms Liebeslieder
Soprano: Clara Wirtz
Tenor: Jean-Claude Orleac
Tenor: Udo Reinemann
Baritone: Noel Lee
Pianos: Christian Ivaldi
Piano: Roger Woodward
Clarinet: Zoltan Benyacs
Viola: Frank van Der Laar
Unknown: Franck Prelude
Piano: Robert Silverman
Contralto: Dir Allein Jadwiga
Piano: Ewa Poblocka

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