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: On Air

Penny Gore presents music and arts news, including a review of a new play by Moises Kaufman about the trials of Oscar Wilde which opened last night at the Gielgud Theatre in London. Music includes at 6.25
Britten's Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge played by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor
Andrew Davis : at 7.10 Mozart's Flute
Concerto in D, K314, played by Emmanuel Pahud with the Berlin Philharmonic, conductor
Claudio Abbado ; and at 8.00 Vivaldi's Nulla in Mundo Pax sung by Emma Kirkby (soprano).


Play By: Moises Kaufman
Unknown: Frank Bridge
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Played By: Emmanuel Pahud
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Sung By: Emma Kirkby

: Masterworks

Peter Hobday. Balakirev Overture on Three Russian
Themes Philharmonia, conductor Yevgeni Svetlanov
9.11 Canteloube Songs of the Auvergne (Series 1) Netania Davrath (soprano), orchestra, conductor Pierre de la Roche
9.28 Ravel Menuet sur le Nom d'Haydn
Dominique Merlet (piano)
9.30 Mozart String Quartet in D minor, K421 Talich Quartet
9.58 Bach Italian Concerto in F,
BWV971 Walter Gieseking (piano)
10.11 Zelenka Capriccio No 5 in G Virtuosi Saxoniae , director Ludwig Guttier


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Yevgeni Svetlanov
Soprano: Netania Davrath
Conductor: Pierre de la Roche
Piano: Dominique Merlet
Piano: Walter Gieseking
Piano: Zelenka Capriccio
Unknown: Virtuosi Saxoniae
Director: Ludwig Guttier

: Artists of the Week

The Labeque Sisters
A great musical partnership brings its own problems of identity.
Joan Bakewell talks to Katia and Marielle
Labeque about their lives as the world's most celebrated piano duo and asks whether individuality has been sacrificed to the partnership. With music by Bizet, Debussy, Scriabin and Stravinsky.


Talks: Joan Bakewell

: Sound Stories Islands With Richard Baker.

2: Manhattan. The island of Manhattan covers only a few square miles, but it spans whole worlds. The first concert given in New York took place in 1736; in the 19th century, orchestras were founded, choral societies were established, and the Metropolitan Opera bom. More recently, students from New York's famous music colleges could spend their time off trawling the jazz clubs of Harlem.
Bernstein America (West Side Story) Chorus and orchestra, conducted by the Composer
Beethoven Symphony No 5 in C minor (1st mvt) New York PO, conductor Arturo Toscanini
Dvorak Symphony No 9 in E minor (From the New World) Philharmonia, conductor Carlo Maria Giulini
Duke Ellington Cotton Club Strip Duke Ellington and His Orchestra


Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini

: Composer of the Week: Schubert

lain Burnside looks at the public and private faces of Schubert. This second programme features The
Wanderer, an image of the restless outsider who is a "stranger everywhere"; the battle of the sexes during the Crusades; and one of the composer's great invocations of the theme of parting: a man sets out on a river journey, parting from his love, perhaps even from life itself. Wanderers Nachtlied /
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Gerald Moore (piano)
Der Wanderer, D943 Bryn Terfel
(baritone), Malcolm Martineau (piano) Wanderer Fantasy, D760 Murray Perahia (piano)
Die Verschworenen (excerpts)
Chorus Musicus,
Das Neue Orchester, conductor Christoph Sperling Aufdem Strom
Hans Peter Blochwitz (tenor), Marie-Luise Neunecker (horn), Rudolf Jansen (piano)
Repeated next Tuesday 12 midnight


Piano: Gerald Moore
Baritone: Malcolm Martineau
Piano: Murray Perahia
Conductor: Christoph Sperling
Conductor: Aufdem Strom
Tenor: Hans Peter Blochwitz
Horn: Marie-Luise Neunecker
Piano: Rudolf Jansen
Helene: Lisa Larsson (soprano)
Count Liidenstein: Peter Lika (bass)
Countess Ludmilla: Soile Isokoski (soprano)

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

John Toal introduces a recital given on Sunday by the Vanbrugh Quartet in Belfast's Waterfront Hall.
Moeran String Quartet in A minor Beethoven String Quartet in E flat, Op 74 (Harp)


Introduces: John Toal

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductors Tadaaki Otaka and David Atherton
, Raphael Oleg (violin) Stravinsky Circus Polka Beethoven Violin Concerto in D
Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio Espagnol Glazunov Symphony No 2 in F sharp minor


Unknown: David Atherton
Violin: Raphael Oleg

: Voices

Repeated from yesterday 10pm

: Music Machine

Music and the Mass
In some settings of the mass, composers choose to replace parts of the text with pieces for organ alone: these types of mass are, not surprisingly, called "organ masses". Tommy Pearson investigates. Repeat


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

With Sean Rafferty. Music includes Haydn's Trumpet Concerto in E flat played by Wynton Marsalis and the National Philharmonic, director
Raymond Leppard ; and Bartok's
Dance Suite played by the New York Philharmonic, conductor
Pierre Boulez.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty.
Played By: Wynton Marsalis
Director: Raymond Leppard
Conductor: Pierre Boulez.

: Performance on 3

The Borodins at St George's
Chris de Souza introduces the third of four concerts given by the Borodin Quartet at St George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol.
Brahms String Quartet No 3 in B flat, Op 67
8.05 A Sound Read
Ivan Hewett is joined by Steve Jones , professor of genetics at University College, London, and by Michael Billington , theatre critic of The
Guardian. Works under review this month include a book celebrating the remarkable lives of 44 Musical
Prodigies, including Mozart, Paganini and Yo-Yo Ma; a biography of Saint-Saens, dubbed the forgotten giant of 19th-century French music; and a chronicle of the great Spanish composer Manuel de Falla.
8.25 Tchaikovsky String Quartet No 3 in E flat minor, Op 30


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Unknown: Steve Jones
Unknown: Michael Billington

: Postscript

The Body Politic
A five-part series in which
Iwan Russell-Jones looks at attitudes to the body in our culture.
2: The Protective Shield. Examining our preoccupation with maintaining and nurturing the body, including visits to the Sanger Centre in Cambridge - at the cutting edge of mapping the human genome - and the Mind Body Spirit Festival, which encompasses New Age therapies and philosophies.


Unknown: Iwan Russell-Jones

: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Conductor Martyn Brabbins
Maxwell Davies Fantasia on an "In
Nomine" of John Taverner No 2


Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Conductor: Maxwell Davies Fantasia
Unknown: John Taverner

: Night Waves

Richard Coles looks back to a time when dentists warned that children watching television might damage their teeth and teenagers jived in the cinema aisles. As Terence Conran 's exhibition From the Bomb to the Beatles opens in London, Night
Waves asks why the nineties have become so nostalgic for the fifties and examines the lasting impact of the postwar revolution in design. And Bill Buford explores the latest cultural trends across the Atlantic in his regular report from New York. Producer Zahid Warley


Unknown: Richard Coles
Unknown: Terence Conran
Unknown: Bill Buford
Producer: Zahid Warley

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton presents the second part of the George Melly concert. Revised repeat


Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: George Melly

: Composer of the Week: Strauss

2: 1893-1910. Anthony Burton introduces the Prelude to Strauss's first opera Guntram, excerpts from
Salome and Elektra, and the first waltz sequence from Der Rosenkavalier. Repeated from last Tuesday


Introduces: Anthony Burton

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Musica Alta Ripa play trio sonatas and concertos from 17th-century Italy. Composers include Naudot, Locatelli, Vivaldi, Sammartini, Valentine, Leclair and Corrette
2.25 Reger Ach Herr , Strafe Mich
Nicht, Op 110 No 2 Danish National Radio Choir/Stefan Parkman
2.40 Mozart Piano Sonata in B flat, K333 Yevgeni Rivkin
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 Topical Roundup 4.30 Hop, Skip and Jump
4.45 Anns a'Bhad
5.00 Mozart Serenade in G, K525 (Eine Kleine Nachtmusik)
Netherlands RCO/Ernest Bour
5.20 Couperin Le Tic Toe Choc, ou Les Maillotins Rosalind Halton (harpsichord)
5.35 Berlioz Menuet des Follets
(Will-o'-the-Wisp) (The Damnation of Faust) Melbourne SO/Jorge Mester
5.45 Falla The Three-Cornered Hat:
Suite No 2 West Australian SO, conductor Jorge Mester


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Musica Alta Ripa
Unknown: Reger Ach Herr
Unknown: Strafe Mich
Unknown: Yevgeni Rivkin
Unknown: Eine Kleine

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