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: On Air

With Penny Gore, including at 6.15 Tippett's Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli played by the St Paul CO, conductor
Christopher Hogwood ; at 7.30 Haydn's Sonata in G, H XVI 40, played by Andras Schiff (piano); and at 8.30 Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No 1 played by Martha Argerich with the Montreal SO, conductor Charles Dutoit.


Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
Played By: Andras Schiff
Played By: Martha Argerich
Conductor: Charles Dutoit.

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Vivaldi Concerto in D minor, RV566
King's Consort, director Robert King
9.09 Zelenka Confitebor Tibi , Domine Olaf Bar (baritone),
Virtuosi Saxoniae , director Ludwig Guttier
9.19 Grieg Lyric Pieces (Book 3, Op 43) Walter Gieseking (piano)
9.33 Dukas Prelude Elegiaque sur le Nom d'Haydn Margaret Fingerhut (piano)
9.39 Mozart String Quartet in E flat, K428 Budapest Quartet
10.04 Bartok Kossuth San Francisco SO, conductor Herbert Blomstedt


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Director: Robert King
Director: Zelenka Confitebor Tibi
Baritone: Domine Olaf Bar
Baritone: Virtuosi Saxoniae
Director: Ludwig Guttier
Piano: Walter Gieseking
Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt

: Artists of the Week

The Labeque Sisters
When Katia Labeque recorded her album Little Girl Blue, it sent a shockwave through the musical world - it was jazz, and it was without her sister and duo partner Marielle. Joan Bakewell talks to the sisters about their different musical tastes and asks whether the ability to break free from each other is the sign of a healthy partnership rather than a faltering one.


Unknown: Katia Labeque
Talks: Joan Bakewell

: Sound Stories

With Richard Baker.
3: Iceland. No one knows for sure, but Iceland may be the island described by the fourth-century explorer
Pytheas as "Ultima Thule" - believed by the ancients to be the last land mass you would pass before you fell of the edge of the earth into whatever lay beyond. Its landscape of ice fields, lava beds, volcanos and hot springs provides a dramatic backdrop to the music produced by the island's inhabitants, which is, like the country that inspires it, freezing and boiling at the same time. Jon Lelfs Rne I Iceland Symphony Orchestra, conductor Petri Sakari Arni Bjornsson Romance
Sigrun Edvaidsdottir (violin),
Iceland SO, conductor Petri Sakari
Pall Isolfsson Festival March
Iceland SO, conductor Petri Sakari


Unknown: Richard Baker.
Unknown: Jon Lelfs Rne
Conductor: Petri Sakari
Conductor: Arni Bjornsson
Violin: Sigrun Edvaidsdottir
Conductor: Petri Sakari

: Composer of the Week: Schubert

lain Burnside looks at the public and private faces of Schubert. This third programme features the inexorable tread of Schubert's favourite rhythmic motif, heard in two songs of the night, a grisly tale of murder on a boat, a piano duet, and the song Death and the Maiden, on which the composer based an extended movement of variations for string quartet.
Die Sterne, D939 Elly Ameling
(soprano), Dalton Baldwin (piano)
Der Tod und das Madchen Janet Baker
(mezzo), Geoffrey Parsons (piano)
String Quartet in D minor, D810
(Death and the Maiden) (2nd mvt) Amadeus Quartet
Der Zwerg Jessye Norman (soprano), Irwin Gage (piano)
Wandrers Nachtlied II Bryn Terfel
(baritone), Malcolm Martineau (piano) Variations on an Original Theme, D813 Daniel Barenboim and Radu Lupu (piano duet)
Repeated next Wednesday 12 midnight


Soprano: Elly Ameling
Soprano: Dalton Baldwin
Unknown: Madchen Janet Baker
Piano: Geoffrey Parsons
Piano: Irwin Gage
Baritone: Bryn Terfel
Baritone: Malcolm Martineau
Unknown: Daniel Barenboim
Piano: Radu Lupu

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Another chance to hear a concert from last year's Cheltenham Festival. Thomas Ades (piano) plays
Beethoven's Six Bagatelles, Op 126, and Janacek's In the Mists, together with shorter pieces by Janacek, Kurtag and Ligeti. Repeat


Piano: Thomas Ades

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductors David Atherton and Tadaaki Otaka , Kathryn Stott (piano) Stravinsky Petrushka (1947 version) Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme ofPaganini
Glazunov Symphony No 3 in D


Conductors: David Atherton
Conductors: Tadaaki Otaka
Piano: Kathryn Stott
Piano: Stravinsky Petrushka

: Choral Evensong

From Terrington St Clement Parish Church, Norfolk, sung by the choir of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, with the Cambridge Baroque Camerata. Introit: Ave Maria (Byrd)
Responses (William Child) Psalm 85
First Lesson: Wisdom 9, wl-12
Office Hymn: Virgin Born, We Bow before Thee
Evening Service for Four Means (Child) Second Lesson: Galatians 4, wl-5 Anthem: My Heart Is Inditing (Purcell) Hymn: Her Virgin Eyes (Farley Castle) Organ Voluntary: Double Voluntary in D minor (Purcell)
Director of music Geoffrey Webber. Organ scholars Jeremy Bines and Timothy Uglow.


Music: Geoffrey Webber.
Unknown: Jeremy Bines
Unknown: Timothy Uglow.

: In Tune

With Sean Rafferty. Music includes Bruch's Romance and Beethoven's
Choral Fantasia.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty.

: Performance on 3

From City Hall, Newcastle, a concert celebrating the 50th birthday of composer John Casken. Kyra Humphries (violin), Northern Sinfonia, conductor Nicholas Kraemer
Lully Overture Carousel (1686) Ravel Pavane pour une Infante Defunte
Faure Apres un Reve, Op 7 No 1
Casken Après un Silence (first UK performance)
8.20 John Casken at 50
Lynne Walker talks to composer John Casken.
8.40 Faure Suite: Pelleas et Melisande
Rameau Suite: Les Boreades


Unknown: John Casken.
Violin: Kyra Humphries
Conductor: Nicholas Kraemer
Unknown: Infante Defunte
Unknown: Faure Apres
Unknown: John Casken
Unknown: John Casken.

: Postscript

The Body Politic
3: The Glittering Surface
A visit to a body-piercing centre in Soho, London, introduces the theme of the body as a blank canvas and raises questions about the powerful pressure to shape and adorn it in particular ways.

: Ensemble

In their sixties, Elgar, Janacek and Debussy found unexpected inspiration in chamber music. Penny Gore introduces some products of their Indian summers.
Janacek Violin Sonata
Nicola Loud, Sam Haywood (piano) Elgar String Quartet Coull Quartet Debussy Cello Sonata
Lowri Blake , John Lenehan (piano)
Producer Nigel Wilkinson. Rptd tomorrow 4pm


Introduces: Penny Gore
Piano: Sam Haywood
Unknown: Lowri Blake
Piano: John Lenehan
Producer: Nigel Wilkinson.

: Night Waves

Despite five centuries of artistic and intellectual achievement, the importance of Sikh art and literature has yet to be fully acknowledged in the West. To mark the anniversary of the sacred order called the Khalsa, the V&A is mounting the first international exhibition celebrating its artistic heritage. Laura Cumming discusses this rich cultural history and considers the importance of a Sikh identity in contemporary India. Plus new light on one of the more intriguing characters in Western culture - the Marquis de Sade. In her new book, At Home with the Marquis de Sade, historian
Francine Du Plessix Gray uncovers the remarkable untold story of the women in his life. She talks to Laura
Cumming about this complex interrelationship of cruelty, love and literature.
Producer Tanya Hudson


Unknown: Laura Cumming
Producer: Tanya Hudson

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton talks to George Melly his favourite singers and songs.


Talks: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: George Melly

: Composer of the Week: Strauss

3: 1912-7. Including excerpts from Josephs-Legende, Ariadne auf Naxos and Die Frau ohne Schatten.
Repeated from last Wednesday

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (piano) Bach, arr Busoni Chaconne in D minor Scarlatti Sonatas: in D minor, Kk9 (Pastorale); in B minor, Kk27; in A, Kk322
Schumann Faschingsschwank aus Wien Debussy Hommage a Rameau (Images) Chopin Waltz in E flat
1.55 Jean Daetwyler Alphom Concerto No 1 Martin Roos , Swiss Chamber
Philharmonic, conductor Patrice Ulrich
2.15 Schein Diletti Pastorali
(excerpts) Cantus Koln , conductor Konrad Junghanel
2.35 Weber Grand Duo Concertant.
Op 48 Eric Hoeprich (clarinet), Stanley Hoogland (fortepiano)
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
5.00 Bruhns De Profundis
Max van Egmond (bass), Ricercar Consort
5.10 Lukas Foss Percussion Concerto
Robert Schulz , New England
Conservatory Festival Orchestra, conductor William Drury
5.40 Trad, arr Beckwith The Banks of Newfoundland; Farewell to Nova
Scotia Vancouver Chamber Choir, chamber ensemble/Jon Washburn
5.50 Frano Parac Pastorale
Ljerka Ocic (organ)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Piano: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli
Unknown: Busoni Chaconne
Unknown: Schumann Faschingsschwank
Unknown: Martin Roos
Conductor: Patrice Ulrich
Conductor: Schein Diletti Pastorali
Conductor: Cantus Koln
Conductor: Konrad Junghanel
Clarinet: Eric Hoeprich
Clarinet: Stanley Hoogland
Bass: Max Van Egmond
Unknown: Lukas Foss Percussion
Unknown: Robert Schulz
Conductor: William Drury

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