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: On Air

Penny Gore with music and arts news, including Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No I in F played by the Taverner Players, conductor Andrew Parrott ; Allegri's Miserere with Roy Goodman as soloist; and Balakirev's
Islamey played by pianist Piers Lane.


Conductor: Andrew Parrott
Unknown: Roy Goodman
Pianist: Piers Lane.

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Scarlatti Sonatas: in D, Kk478; in D,
Kk492 Marcelle Meyer (piano)
9.08 Mozart String Quartet in D, K499
Alban Berg Quartet
9.34 Dutilleux Suite: Le Loup Conservatoire Concert Society
Orchestra, conductor Georges Pretre
9.51 Chabrier Trois Valses
Romantiques Marcelle Meyer and Francis Poulenc (pianos)
10.06 Sibelius Symphony No 7 Leningrad Philharmonic, conductor Yevgeni Mravinsky


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Piano: Marcelle Meyer
Unknown: Alban Berg
Conductor: Georges Pretre
Unknown: Romantiques Marcelle Meyer
Pianos: Francis Poulenc
Conductor: Yevgeni Mravinsky

: Artist of the Week

Simon Rattle
"It's the only time I've really pitched for a job, and it turned out to be the best thing in my musical life," says Simon Rattle of his appointment to the conductorship of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in 1979. He talks to Joan Bakewell about his experiences with the CBSO and of his career, which began at the age of 19 after winning the John
Player conducting competition. With music by Szymanowski and Sibelius.


Unknown: Simon Rattle
Unknown: Simon Rattle
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Sound Stories

Five Music Critics
With Donald Macleod.
2: Like his compatriot Hector Berlioz , Claude Debussy turned to writing about music as a way of supplementing his income. For this, he adopted the nom de plume of Monsieur Croche as a front for some of his more extreme opinions. Including excerpts from: Musorgsky The Nursery
Marjana Lipovsek (mezzo), Graham Johnson (piano) Massenet Griseldis
Michele Command (soprano), Lyon National Choir and Opera Chorus, Franz Liszt Symphony Orchestra, conductor Patrick Fournillier
Wagner Tristan and Isolde Amsterdam Concertgebouw
Orchestra, conductor Bernard Haitink
Beethoven Symphony No 6 in F (Pastoral)
London Classical Players, conductor Roger Norrington Rameau Hippolyte et Aricie
Soloists, Les Arts Florissants, director William Christie


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Hector Berlioz
Unknown: Claude Debussy
Unknown: Monsieur Croche
Piano: Graham Johnson
Conductor: Patrick Fournillier
Conductor: Wagner Tristan
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Conductor: Roger Norrington
Conductor: Rameau Hippolyte
Director: William Christie

: Composer of the WeekReger

With Misha Donat.
"Pigs and artists have one thing in common: they're only appreciated after their death." (Reger)
Blatter und Biiiten, Op 58 (excerpts) Jean Martin (piano)
An die Hoffnung, Op 124 Karita Mattila (soprano),
Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Claudio Abbado
Clarinet Sonata in B flat, Op 107 Nicholas Cox ,
Vanessa Latarche (piano)


Unknown: Misha Donat.
Piano: Jean Martin
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Unknown: Nicholas Cox
Piano: Vanessa Latarche

: The Radio 3Lunchtime Concert

John Toal introduces a recital given on Sunday in Belfast's Waterfront Hall. Louise Hopkins (cello), Carole Presland (piano)
Faure Cello Sonata No I in D minor,
Op 109
Rachmanlnov Cello Sonata in G minor, Op 19


Introduces: John Toal
Cello: Louise Hopkins
Piano: Carole Presland

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductors Tadaaki Otaka and Mark Wigglesworth ,
Tasmin Little (violin) Liadov The Enchanted Lake
Stravinsky Apollo
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D Glazunov Symphony No 7 in F


Conductors: Tadaaki Otaka
Conductors: Mark Wigglesworth
Violin: Tasmin Little

: Voices

Repeated from yesterday 10pm

: Music Machine

Musical Endings
Verity Sharp looks at musical endings and asks: how does a composer know when it is time for a piece to come to a stop?


Unknown: Verity Sharp

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty is joined by tenor Mark Padmore to discuss the role of the tenor in Easter oratorios. His other guest is novelist Vikram Seth , whose new book An Equal Music explores the theme of music and deafness.
Music includes Tippett's Piano
Sonata No 2 at 5.45 and, before the arts news at 7.00, music by Machaut.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Tenor: Mark Padmore
Unknown: Vikram Seth

: Performance on 3

The Borodins at St George's
Chris de Souza introduces the last of four concerts given by the Borodin Quartet at St George's, Brandon Hill , Bristol.
Prokofiev String Quartet No 2, Op 92 Stravinsky Three Pieces for String Quartet
8.05 Ernst Gombrich at 90
Tim Marlowe talks to Ernst Gombrich on the occasion of his 90th birthday.
8.25 Borodin String Quartet No 2 in D


Unknown: Brandon Hill
Unknown: Ernst Gombrich
Talks: Tim Marlowe
Unknown: Ernst Gombrich

: Postscript

Rereading Auden
A personal reassessment of WH Auden's poetry. Repeat

: Chopin

Scherzo in E, Op 54
Richard Goode (piano)


Piano: Richard Goode

: Seven Last Wordsfrom the Cross

James MacMillan 's intensely powerful evocation of the great drama of the Passion in a concert performance given at the Queen
Elizabeth Hall , London, as part of the 1997 Raising Sparks festival. BBC Singers, London Chamber
Orchestra, conducted by the Composer See also tomorrow 5pm


Unknown: James MacMillan
Unknown: Elizabeth Hall

: Night Waves

Richard Coles talks to Salman Rushdie
about fiction, love and rock 'n' roll, in the light of his new novel
The Ground beneath Her Feet. Set in India, England and America, it tells the story of a legendary popular singer through the years of Vietnam, political protest and the rise of corporate power. Sculptor
Peter Randall-Page discusses his belief in the way certain forms and patterns link music, art and science. Producer Zahid Warley


Talks: Richard Coles
Unknown: Salman Rushdie
Unknown: Peter Randall-Page
Producer: Zahid Warley

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton presents the Putte Wickman Quartet featuring
Ulf Wakenins from the recent Swedish
Jazz Festival held in London. This concert was given at the Bull's Head, Barnes, London.
Putte Wickman (clarinet),
Ulf Wakenins (guitar), Claes Crona (piano), Lars Danielsson (double bass), Petur Ostlund (drums)


Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Putte Wickman
Unknown: Ulf Wakenins
Clarinet: Putte Wickman
Clarinet: Ulf Wakenins
Guitar: Claes Crona
Piano: Lars Danielsson
Bass: Petur Ostlund

: 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 No I
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 Auf dem Strom
Hans Peter Blochwitz (tenor), Marie-Luise Neunecker (horn), Rudolf Jansen (piano)
Repeated from last Tuesday


Piano: Gerald Moore
Baritone: Malcolm Martineau
Piano: Murray Perahia
Conductor: Das Neue Orchester
Conductor: Christoph Sperling
Tenor: Hans Peter Blochwitz
Horn: Marie-Luise Neunecker
Piano: Rudolf Jansen

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Music by Bach Ensemble
Sonnerie/Monica Huggett, Gary Cooper (harpsichord), Kai Wessel (alto)
Cantata No 49: Ich Gehe und Suche mit Verlangen (Sinfonia); Harpsichord Concerto No 2 in E, BWV1053:
Cantata No 54: Widerstehe doch der
Sunde; Violin Concerto in D minor,
BWV1052; Cantata No 169: Gott Soil Allein Mein Herze Haben
2.25 Rachmaninov Variations on a Theme ofCorelli Duncan Gifford (piano)
3.00 Ugeti Lux Aeterna
Danish National Radio Choir, conductor Stefan Parkman
3.10 Bartok Violin Sonata No 2 lldiko Ban, Katalin Varadi (piano)
3.35 Brahms Piano Quintet in F minor, Op 34 Philharmonic Quartet, Peter Toperczer (piano)
4.20 Respighi Suite in G Robert
Bougnen (organ), Queensland SO. conductor Vanco Cavdarski
4.50 Abel Symphony in E flat, Op 10 No 3 La Stagione Frankfurt, conductor Michael Schneider
5.05 Sweelinck Psalms 122 and 42 Netherlands Chamber Choir, instrumental ensemble
5.30 Mendelssohn Symphony No 4 in A (Italian) Hungarian State
Orchestra, conductor Zsolt Hamar


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Music By: Bach Ensemble

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