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: On Air

Penny Gore presents arts news and music, including Mozart's
Symphony No 25 in G minor played by the Vienna PO, conductor
Riccardo Muti ; Shostakovich's Piano
Trio No 1 played by the Chung Trio; and some rare Tchaikovsky sung by Elisabeth Soderstrom.


Conductor: Riccardo Muti
Sung By: Elisabeth Soderstrom.

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Rimsky-Korsakov Overture: Russian Easter Festival
Philharmonia, conductor Andre Clutyens
9.16 Mozart String Quartet in B flat, K458 (Hunt)
Hollywood Quartet
9.40 Copland Quiet City Mexico City Philharmonic, conductor Enrique Batiz
9.49 Handel Suite: 11 Pastor Fido Tafelmusik
, director Jeanne Lamon
10.04 Debussy Fantaisie Walter Gieseking (piano), Hessian Radio Orchestra, conductor Kurt Schroder


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Andre Clutyens
Conductor: Enrique Batiz
Unknown: Fido Tafelmusik
Director: Jeanne Lamon
Director: Debussy Fantaisie
Piano: Walter Gieseking
Conductor: Kurt Schroder

: Artist of the Week

The Labeque Sisters
Life in a piano duo comes with certain advantages, not least of which is that you always have company when you go on tour. Joan Bakewell talks to Katia and Marielle
Labeque about the pleasures and problems of living, playing and touring with two pianos.


Talks: Joan Bakewell

: Sound Stories

With Richard Baker.
4: Japan. In Knightsbridge in the 1880s, Japan was all the rage. Everyone from Sloane Street to
Mayfair was wearing kimonos and performing tea ceremonies, and the islands of Japan were the fashionable decorating theme. Even WS Gilbert bought an ornamental sword, and when one day it crashed down off the wall of his study, he knew it was time to write a Japanese operetta.
Gilbert and Sullivan Quadrille (The Mikado)
London Salon Ensemble
Gounod Quel Trouble Inconnu (Faust) Luciano Pavarotti (tenor),
Vienna Volksoper Orchestra, conductor Leone Magiera
Stravinsky Three Japanese Lyrics Phyllis Bryn-Julson (soprano), Ensemble InterContemporain, conductor Pierre Boulez
Schubert String Quartet in C, D46 (4th mvt)
Tokyo Quartet


Unknown: Richard Baker.
Unknown: Ws Gilbert
Tenor: Luciano Pavarotti
Soprano: Phyllis Bryn-Julson
Conductor: Pierre Boulez

: Composer of the Week: Schubert

lain Burnside looks at the public and private faces of Schubert. This fourth programme features the fantasy based on Schubert's love song Sei Mir Gegrusst , a choral setting of Goethe's contemplation of water as the medium linking heaven and earth in the eternal cycle of nature, and a village comedy of errors about identical twin brothers who return from 18 years' service with the French Foreign Legion.
Liebhaber in Allen Gestalten
Elisabeth Schumann (soprano), George Reeves (piano) Sei Mir Gegrusst
Olaf Bar (baritone),
Geoffrey Parsons (piano)
Die Zwillingsbruder (excerpts)
Bavarian State Opera Orchestra, conductor Wolfgang Sawallisch Repeated next Thursday 12 midnight


Song: Sei Mir Gegrusst
Unknown: Allen Gestalten
Soprano: Elisabeth Schumann
Piano: George Reeves
Piano: Geoffrey Parsons
Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch
Franz Spiess: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)
Friedrich Spiess: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)
Lieschen: Helen Donath (soprano)
Mayor: Kurt Moll (bass)

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Chamber Music from Manchester
Paul Allen introduces a recital given last Thursday in the Bridgewater Hall by Japanese pianist Noriko Ogawa. Mozart Piano Sonata in A minor, K310
Schumann Davidsbiindlertanze, Op 6


Introduces: Paul Allen
Pianist: Noriko Ogawa.

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductors Tadaaki Otaka and Ingo Metzmacher ,
Paul Watkins (cello)
Sibelius Karelia Suite
Shostakovich Cello Concerto No 1
Glazunov Symphony No 4 in E flat Stravinsky Suite: The Firebird (1945 version)


Conductors: Tadaaki Otaka
Conductors: Ingo MetzmacHer
Cello: Paul Watkins

: Ensemble

Repeated from yesterday 10pm

: Music Machine

Music and the Mass
A requiem is a mass for the dead, and many composers - including
Mozart, Verdi and Faure - have been inspired by this text. Tommy Pearson finds out why setting a requiem is different from setting a regular mass text. Repeat


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty 's guest is
Audra McDonald , one of America's most exciting young singer-actresses. Music includes Mozart's Trio in E flat, K498 (Kegelstatt).


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Audra McDonald

: Performance on 3

BBC Philharmonic
The CBSO's principal guest conductor joins the BBC Philharmonic for a programme of 20th-century Russian music recorded last Saturday in the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester. Conductor Paavo Jarvi ,
Aleksandar Madzar (piano) Stravinsky Jeu de Cartes
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No 3
Shostakovich Symphony No 5


Conductor: Paavo Jarvi
Piano: Aleksandar Madzar
Piano: Stravinsky Jeu

: Postscript

The Body Politic
Five programmes in which
Iwan Russell-Jones looks at attitudes to the body in our culture.
4: The Hungry Heart. The medieval virtue of asceticism is still valued and practised in Mount St Bernard Abbey , near Leicester, by its community of strict Cistercian monks, who rise every morning at
3.15 to begin their day of prayer and work. But are the gym junkies of the nineties ascetics too?


Unknown: Iwan Russell-Jones
Unknown: Mount St Bernard Abbey

: Music Restored

Lucie Skeaping introduces highlights of a concert given last month in the Wigmore Hall, London, by the chamber ensemble Sonnerie. Music includes two of Rameau's sparkling Pièces de Clavecin en Concerts and, with baritone Thomas Guthrie , one of his cantatas.
Producer Lindsay Kemp
E-MAIL: [address removed]
Revised repeat tomorrow 4pm


Introduces: Lucie Skeaping
Baritone: Thomas Guthrie
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: Night Waves

Tim Marlowe presents the arts and culture magazine. Guests include
Ariel Dorfman , whose new novel, The Nanny and the Iceberg, centres on the story of Gabriel McKenzie , who was conceived on the night of Che Guevara's death and who returns to
Chile from Manhattan as the country prepares to mark the 500th anniversary of the European discovery of America. Producer Tanya Hudson


Unknown: Tim Marlowe
Unknown: Ariel Dorfman
Unknown: Gabriel McKenzie
Producer: Tanya Hudson

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton is joined by Campbell Burnap to review the latest CDs.


Unknown: Alyn Shipton

: Composer of the Week: Strauss

4: 1923-37. Anthony Burton introduces music from the years in which Strauss became increasingly isolated from the modernist mainstream but continued to develop his own idiom in some unexpected directions. The programme includes the rare Parergon (or supplement) to the Sinfonia Domestica specially recorded for the programme by pianist Kevin Kenner with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor
Andrew Davis. The programme also features the choral scherzo Die
Gotten im Putzzimmer and music from three contrasting operas -
Intermezzo, Die Schweigsame Frau and Daphne.
Repeated from last Thursday


Introduces: Anthony Burton
Pianist: Kevin Kenner
Conductor: Andrew Davis.
Unknown: Schweigsame Frau

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 BBC Philharmonic, conductor Vassily Sinaisky Prokofiev Russian Overture Rachmaninov
Symphony No 1 in D minor
1.55 JCF Bach Trio in C
Musica Petropolitana
2.10 Beethoven Piano Sonata in C, Op 53 (Waldstein) Young-Lau Han
2.40 Andrea Gabrieli Ricercare on the Twelfth Tone
Graham Ashton Brass Ensemble
3.00 Schools
3.00 Music Workshop 3.20 Let's
Move! 3.40 Words Alive! 3.55 First
Steps in Drama 4.10 Listen and Write 4.35 Radio Showcase 4.40
Check It Out
5.00 Vivaldi Concerto in D, Op 3 No 9 (L'Estro Armonico) Paul Wright , Brandenburg Orchestra, conductor Paul Dyer
5.05 Poulenc Capriccio Antra Viksne and Normunds Viksne (piano duet)
5.20 Ravel Daphnis et Chloe: Suite No 2
Sydney Symphony Orchestra, conductor William van Otterloo
5.35 Mozart Adagio in C, K356 Leo van Doeselaar (organ)
5.45 Weber Overture: Der Freischutz
Calgary Philharmonic, conductor Mario Bernardi


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky
Unknown: Musica Petropolitana
Unknown: Young-Lau Han
Unknown: Andrea Gabrieli Ricercare
Unknown: Paul Wright
Conductor: Paul Dyer
Unknown: Ravel Daphnis
Conductor: Mario Bernardi

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