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: On Air

Penny Gore presents arts news and music, including Elgar's Serenade for Strings conducted by Richard Hickox , and Bruch's Kol Nidrei played by Lynn Harrell (cello) and the Phiiharmonia, conductor
Vladimir Ashkenazy.


Conducted By: Richard Hickox
Played By: Lynn Harrell
Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy.

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday. Rebel Les Elemens
Musica Antiqua Koln, director Reinhard Goebel
9.25 Milhaud Suite: Scaramouche
Marcelle Meyer and the Composer (pianos)
9.34 Canteloube Songs of the Auvergne (Series 2) Netania Davrath (soprano), orchestra, conductor Pierre de la Roche
9.53 Mozart String Quartet in D, K575
Ronzaley Quartet
10.12 Bernstein Divertimento
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the Composer


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Director: Reinhard Goebel
Unknown: Marcelle Meyer
Soprano: Netania Davrath
Conductor: Pierre de la Roche

: Artist of the Week

Simon Rattle
A lifelong love of theatre meant it was a natural move for Simon Rattle to conduct opera. He has worked extensively at Glyndebourne, ENO and Covent Garden, including memorable productions of Janacek's The Cunning Little Vixen, Gershwin's Porgy and Bess and Mozart's Cos; Fan Tutte.


Unknown: Simon Rattle
Unknown: Simon Rattle

: Sound Stories

Five Music Critics
With Donald Macleod.
3: Hans Keller once described music criticism as a "phoney profession", yet for years after he fled Vienna in 1938, he was an influential and provocative writer on all things musical. With contributions from the BBC sound archive from Keller himself and excerpts from:
Haydn String Quartet in D minor, Op 76 No 2 (Fifths) Italian Quartet
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor
Anne-Sophie Mutter, Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Herbert von Karajan
Mozart Clarinet Quintet in A, K581 ASMF Chamber Ensemble,
Antony Pay (clarinet)
Britten String Quartet No 3 Britten Quartet


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Hans Keller
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

: Composer of the WeekReger

With Misha Donat.
"The greatest musical miracle the world has ever seen was Mozart." (Reger) The Isle of the Dead
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
Aria, Op 103a No 3
Peter Wispelwey (cello), Paolo Giacometti (piano) Song selection
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Giinther Weissenborn (piano)
Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Mozart
Ulster Orchestra, conductor Nicholas Braithwaite


Unknown: Misha Donat.
Cello: Peter Wispelwey
Piano: Paolo Giacometti
Baritone: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Conductor: Nicholas Braithwaite

: The Radio 3Lunchtime Concert

Another chance to hear a concert from last year's Cheltenham Festival. Florestan Trio
Janacek Romance for Violin and Piano
Schubert Piano Trio in E flat. D929 Repeat

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductor Tadaaki Otaka ,
Emanuel Ax (piano) Strauss Don Juan
Brahms Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat
Glazunov Symphony No 8 in E flat


Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Piano: Emanuel Ax

: Choral Evensong

From Westminster Abbey. Introit: Drop, Drop Slow
Tears (Gibbons)
Responses (Leighton) Psalm 88 (Smart)
First Lesson: Wisdom 1, wl6 - 2, vl;
2, wl2-22
Office Hymn: The Royal Banners (plainsong, Vexilla Regis )
Canticles: Service for Trebles (Weelkes) Second Lesson: Luke 22, w54-71
Anthem: Remember, 0 Lord, What Is
Come upon Us (Walmisley)
Hymn: There's a Wideness in God's Mercy (Corvedale)
Organ Voluntary: Crucifixion from Symphonie-Passion (Dupre)
Acting organist and master of the choristers Martin Baker. Acting sub-organist Philip Scriven.


Unknown: Vexilla Regis
Unknown: Martin Baker.
Unknown: Philip Scriven.

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty talks to
James MacMillan about his new cycle of works for Easter. Music includes works by Byrd, Stanford and Poulenc.


Talks: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: James MacMillan

: Performance on 3

Endless Parade
From the Royal Festival Hall, London.
Hakan Hardenberger (trumpet), BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis
Causton Millennium Scenes (BBC commission; first performance) Birtwistle Endless Parade
Britten Four Sea Interludes
(Peter Grimes )
8.20 The British Renaissance
After a period of stagnation, British music has been in the ascendant for the last fifty years. Paul Griffiths surveys the impressive achievements of British composers in this period and considers how it is that, despite the huge diversity of style and technique, they have managed to retain something peculiarly British in their music.
8.40 Tippett The Vision of St Augustine


Unknown: Hakan Hardenberger
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Unknown: Peter Grimes
Unknown: Paul Griffiths

: Postscript

Rereading Auden
A personal reassessment of WH Auden's poetry. Repeat For details see Monday

: Ensemble

Penny Gore introduces a selection of performances by artists featured in recent programmes.
Brahms Intermezzos: in B minor,
Op 119 No 1; in C, Op 119 No 3 Alexander Taylor (piano)
Baermann, attrib Wagner Adagio for
Clarinet and Strings Gaudier Ensemble Janacek String Quartet No 2
(Intimate Letters) Endellion Quartet Khachaturian, arr Helfetz Sabre
Dance Nicola Loud (violin), Sam Haywood (piano)
Producer Nigel Wilkinson. Rptd tomorrow 4pm


Piano: Alexander Taylor
Piano: Sam Haywood
Producer: Nigel Wilkinson.

: Night Waves

Laura Cumming explores the way the metro, subway and underground systems of the world's cities have inspired writers and artists. She talks to novelist and biographer
Peter Ackroyd , whose new book The Plato Papers focuses on the trial of Plato the orator in the year AD 3700. Producer Paul Quinn


Unknown: Laura Cumming
Unknown: Peter Ackroyd
Producer: Paul Quinn

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton talks to Putte Wickman , who leads his quartet in concert as part of the Swedish Jazz Festival.


Talks: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Putte Wickman

: 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
DerZwergJessye 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 from last Wednesday


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

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Primoz Ramovs and Maks
Strmcnik play their own Organ Variations on the Credo
2.10 Hindemith Trauermusik Rivka
Golani (viola), Toronto Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis
2.20 Schumann Symphony No 1 in B flat (Spring) Danish NRSO, conductor Michael Schonwandt
3.10 Ives Piano Sonata No 2
(Concord) Louise Bessette
4.00 Stamitz Clarinet Concerto
No 10 in B flat Slavko Goricar ,
Slovenian PO/Simon Robinson
4.15 Saint-Saens The Swan (Carnival of the Animals) Jung-Keun Lee (cello), Young-Lan Han (piano)
4.20 Nikita Koshkin Alighting of Birds Goran Listes (guitar)
4.30 Johann Strauss (son) Waltz:
Vienna Blood Danish Radio Concert
Orchestra, conductor Berge Wagner
4.50 Barber Adagio for Strings Bulgarian NRSO/Milen Nachev
5.10 Melartin Songs from the Lake Ladoga Suite Finnish RSO, conductor Jorma Panula
5.15 15th-century anon The
Bordersholm Lament of the Virgin Mary (Part 1) Sequentia/Barbara Thornton and Benjamin Bagby


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Conductor: Michael Schonwandt
Unknown: Louise Bessette
Unknown: Slavko Goricar
Cello: Jung-Keun Lee
Cello: Young-Lan Han
Piano: Nikita Koshkin Alighting
Guitar: Johann Strauss
Conductor: Berge Wagner
Conductor: Jorma Panula

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