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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny presents another programme of arts news and music, including Bach's English Suite No 3 in G minor, BWV808, played by Andras Schiff (piano); and Wieniawski's Polonaise No 1 in D performed by Maxim Vengerov (violin) and Itamar Golan (piano).


Piano: Andras Schiff
Violin: Maxim Vengerov
Violin: Itamar Golan

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday , featuring
Beethoven variations and vintage performances by Nathan Milstein. Strauss Till Eulenspiegel
Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Bernard Haitink
9.17 Beethoven Variations on Mozart's "Se Vuol Ballare", WoO 40 Yehudi Menuhin (violin), Wilhelm Kempff (piano)
9.30 Delibes Ballet music: Le Roi
Royal Philharmonic, conductor Thomas Beecham
9.46 Beethoven Variations on Handel's "See the Conqu'ring Hero Comes", WoO45
Mischa Maisky (cello), Martha Argerich (piano)
9.59 Dvorak Violin Concerto in A minor
Nathan Milstein ,
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, conductor William Steinberg Producer Arthur Johnson


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Nathan Milstein.
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Violin: Yehudi Menuhin
Piano: Wilhelm Kempff
Conductor: Thomas Beecham
Cello: Mischa Maisky
Piano: Martha Argerich
Unknown: Nathan Milstein
Conductor: William Steinberg
Producer: Arthur Johnson

: Artist of the Week

John Tomlinson
John Tomlinson , one of the world's finest basses, talks to Joan Bakewell about his life and career. Born in Lancashire, he studied engineering at Manchester and did not consider music as a career. Now he has over
100 roles in his repertoire and refuses to specialise or narrow his field of interest. Including arias by Wagner, Handel and Musorgsky. Producer Gwawr Owen


Unknown: John Tomlinson
Unknown: John Tomlinson
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Gwawr Owen

: Sound Stories

With Richard Baker.
1: Canterbury. No English city is as closely identified with the martyrdom of a saint as Canterbury is with Archbishop Thomas a Becket, brutally murdered in his own cathedral.
Pilgrims came from far and wide to worship at his shrine, and over the years the event has caught the imagination of playwrights, poets and musicians. A factsheet is available containing further details of the programme. Including excerpts from: Stanford Becket - Incidental Music to Tennyson's Play
London Philharmonic, conductor Adrian Boult
Dyson The Canterbury Pilgrims Robert Tear (tenor), London
Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Richard Hickox
Tallis 0 Sacrum Convivium Theatre of Voices, conductor Paul Hillier
Vaughan Williams Te Deum in G
Canterbury Cathedral Choir, Michael Harris (organ), conductor David Flood Producer Deborah Preston
E-MAIL: [address removed]
FACTSHEET: send an sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Richard Baker.
Conductor: Adrian Boult
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Conductor: Paul Hillier
Unknown: Michael Harris
Producer: Deborah Preston

: Composer of the Week Benjamin Britten

Michael Oliver focuses on Britten's instrumental and orchestral music and suggests that, although Britten wrote far more vocal than non-vocal works, he turned to instrumental music when he felt the need to experiment in matters of form and technique. He argues that Britten seems increasingly to have used instruments without voices to express emotions that are too deep for words.
1: The Early Years: the 1930s
Elegy Lars Anders Tomter (viola) Sinfonietta, Op 1 Vienna Octet Sailing (Holiday Diary)
Michael Dussek (piano)
Suite, Op 6 Alexander Barantschik (violin), John Alley (piano)
Alia Marcia Gabrieli Quartet Repeat


Unknown: Michael Oliver
Viola: Lars Anders Tomter
Piano: Michael Dussek
Violin: Alexander Barantschik
Violin: John Alley
Unknown: Marcia Gabrieli

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

From the Wigmore Hall,
London, beginning a new season of chamber concerts.
Thomas Allen (baritone),
Malcolm Martineau (piano)
Haydn Sailor 's Song; Recollection; She Never Told Her Love; Piercing
Eyes; Content (Original Canzonettas) Beethoven An die Feme Geliebte ,
Op 98
Wolf Harfenspieler Lieder ; Anakreons Grab (Goethe Lieder); Fussreise; Der Gartner; Abschied (Morike Lieder) Repeated Saturday lpm


Baritone: Thomas Allen
Piano: Malcolm Martineau
Piano: Haydn Sailor
Unknown: Feme Geliebte
Unknown: Wolf Harfenspieler Lieder

: The BBC Orchestras

This week featuring the cycle of orchestral works by Elgar.
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Elgar Enigma Variations Conductor George Hurst
Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A, K622
Antony Pay, conductor David Atherton Schubert Symphony No 9 in C (Great) Conductor George Hurst


Conductor: David Atherton
Conductor: George Hurst

: Opera in Action

Graeme Kay presents six programmes on the mechanics of opera. Today, he explores the call to action - how music grabs the audience's attention and how it changes the atmosphere at pivotal dramatic moments.
Producer Gautam Rangarajan


Unknown: Graeme Kay
Producer: Gautam Rangarajan

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty previews The Red Violin, a new film by Francois Girard with a soundtrack featuring American violinist Joshua Bell. Music includes Monteverdi's Toccata from Orfeo, and Uszt's Piano Concerto No 2 in A.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Francois Girard
Violinist: Joshua Bell.

: Performance on 3

Chris de Souza introduces a concert given last month in Symphony Hall, Birmingham, as part of the Towards the Millennium festival. The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and conductor Simon Rattle introduce and perform
Nicholas Maw 's Odyssey. Their introduction includes excerpts from this massive work, which is probably the largest unbroken span of orchestral music ever composed.
Producer Jeremy Hayes


Introduces: Chris de Souza
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Unknown: Nicholas Maw
Producer: Jeremy Hayes

: Postscript

Cinema Apocalyptica
Five explorations by Ian Christie of how cinema has continued the literary and visual tradition of apocalypse. 1: The Sense of an Ending. Cinema quickly lent itself to spectacles of decadence and destruction, but it has also reflected many of the apocalyptic themes that critics identify as underpinning modernist culture, ranging from technological anxiety and revolution to fears of environmental disaster and alien invasion.
Producer Mark Burman
+ If You Like....: page 74


Unknown: Ian Christie
Producer: Mark Burman

: Voices

Songbook 98. In conversation with Richard Sisson , lain Burnside introduces songs written in 1998 and performed last February in the Wigmore Hall, London.
Melanie Marshall (soprano), Sarah Walker (mezzo), Daniel Norman
(tenor), Kit Hesketh-Harvey (singer), Christopher Gould (piano), Berkshire Youth Choir, Richard Sisson (piano) Songs by Hugh Wood. Ian Venables , Julian Philips , Richard Sisson ,
Alastair Stout. Quentin Thomas ,
Richard Sisson. Clement Ishmael , Benjamin Till , Jason Carr , Richard Taylor and Kit and the Widow.
Producer Adam Gatehouse. Rptd tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Richard Sisson
Soprano: Melanie Marshall
Soprano: Sarah Walker
Tenor: Daniel Norman
Piano: Christopher Gould
Piano: Richard Sisson
Songs By: Hugh Wood.
Songs By: Ian Venables
Songs By: Julian Philips
Songs By: Richard Sisson
Songs By: Alastair Stout.
Unknown: Quentin Thomas
Unknown: Richard Sisson.
Unknown: Clement Ishmael
Unknown: Benjamin Till
Unknown: Jason Carr
Unknown: Richard Taylor
Producer: Adam Gatehouse.

: Night Waves

An extra programme each week for the late-night arts review series. Simon Schama 's writing has attracted both academic respect and popular acclaim. In one of his most acclaimed books to date, The
Embarrassment of Riches, Schama looked at Calvinism and consumption in the Dutch Golden Age, and he returns to 17th-century Holland for the subject of his next book - Rembrandt - which is due out later this year. Simon Schama talks to Richard
Coles about his fascination with the visual arts and ways of seeing. Producer Anthony Denselow


Unknown: Simon Schama
Talks: Simon Schama
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton presents guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli and the John Colliani Trio.


Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Guitarist: Bucky Pizzarelli
Unknown: John Colliani Trio.

: Through the Night

An extra hour for the late-night music miscellany. With Donald Macleod.
12.05am Faure Après un Reve
12.20 Bruhns Cantata: Die Zeit
Meines Abschieds 1st Vorhanden
12.30 Bernstein Glitter and Be Gay (Candide)
12.35 Pachelbel Aria Quinta
12.45 Sterkel Duet No 3
1.00 Sergei Terentjev (piano). Mozart. Beethoven, Scriabin and Rachmaninov
2.30 Berlioz Overture: Waverley
2.45 Mozart Violin Concerto No 4 in D
3.25 Bach Prelude and Fugue in D minor ("48", Book 2)
3.25 Forsyth Trumpet Concerto
3.45 Chopin Ballade No 1 in G minor, Op 23
4.00 Barber Reincarnation
4.10 Uszt Ballade No 2 in B minor
4.30 Weber Grand Duo Concertant
5.00 Wagner Prelude: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg
5.10 Martinu La Revue de Cuisine
5.40 Bach Fantasia and Fugue in C minor, BWV562
5.50 Liszt Un Sospiro


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Bernstein Glitter
Piano: Sergei Terentjev

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