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: On Air

With Petroc Trelawny, including a review of the new film The Red Violin.
Music includes Richard Goode playing Beethoven's Piano Sonata in F, Op 54, and Berlioz's Roman Carnival Overture with the LSO, conductor Colin Davis.


Unknown: Richard Goode
Conductor: Colin Davis.

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Beethoven Variations on "Ein
Madchen Oder Weibchen", Op 66 Jacqueline du Pre (cello), Daniel Barenboim (piano)
9.13 Moeran Overture to a Masque Ulster Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley
9.23 Beethoven Variations in C minor, WoO 80
Murray Perahia (piano)
9.35 Rigatti Magnificat
Gabrieli Consort and Players, conductor Paul McCreesh
9.44 Beethoven Variations on Mozart's "Bei Mannern , Welche
Liebe Fuhlen ", WoO 46
Jacqueline du Pre (cello), Daniel Barenboim (piano)
9.56 Goldmark Violin Concerto No 1 in A minor
Nathan Milstein , Philharmonia, conductor Harry Blech


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Piano: Daniel Barenboim
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Piano: Murray Perahia
Piano: Rigatti Magnificat
Piano: Gabrieli Consort
Conductor: Paul McCreesh
Unknown: Bei Mannern
Piano: Daniel Barenboim
Unknown: Nathan Milstein
Conductor: Harry Blech

: Artist of the Week

John Tomlinson
John Tomlinson began his professional career singing Mozart at Glyndebourne. He talks to
Joan Bakewell about the Mozart roles he has performed and how he was not content to sing Sarastro in The
Magic Flute for the rest of his life. Music includes excerpts from Don Giovanni and Cosi Fan Tutte.


Unknown: John Tomlinson
Unknown: John Tomlinson
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Don Giovanni

: Sound Stories

With Richard Baker.
2: Westminster Abbey. There is a strong musical tradition at Westminster Abbey, whose celebrated organists include Orlando Gibbons , John Blow and Henry Purcell. Purcell was buried in the abbey to the accompaniment of his own funeral music written for the death of Queen Mary, who died just a few months earlier. The abbey is known as a "royal peculiar", and although similar to a cathedral, it is not the seat of a bishop. Throughout its history, the abbey has played host to virtually all royal marriage, coronation and funeral ceremonies, including, most recently, that of Diana, Princess of Wales. Tavener Song for Athene Westminster Abbey Choir, director Martin Neary
John Blow Ode on the Death of Purcell Soloists, Ricardo Kanji and Marion Verbruggen (recorders),
Anner Bylsma (cello), director Gustav Leonhardt (harpsichord)
Handel Coronation Anthem No 1:
Zadok the Priest
Westminster Abbey Choir,
English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Martin Neary Parry / Was Glad
Westminster Abbey Choir, director Martin Neary


Unknown: Richard Baker.
Unknown: Orlando Gibbons
Unknown: John Blow
Unknown: Henry Purcell.
Director: Martin Neary
Director: John Blow Ode
Soloists: Ricardo Kanji
Soloists: Marion Verbruggen
Cello: Anner Bylsma
Harpsichord: Gustav Leonhardt
Conductor: Martin Neary
Director: Martin Neary

: Composer of the Week: Britten

Michael Oliver continues his exploration of Britten's instrumental and orchestral music.
2: The American Years: 1939-42
Young Apollo
Peter Donohoe (piano), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle
Mazurka Elegiaca
Clifford Curzon and the Composer
Sinfonia da Requiem New Philharmonia, conducted by the Composer Scottish Ballad
Peter Donohoe and Philip Fowke (pianos), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle


Unknown: Michael Oliver
Piano: Peter Donohoe
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Conductor: Mazurka Elegiaca
Conductor: Clifford Curzon
Unknown: Peter Donohoe
Conductor: Simon Rattle

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

From the New World
The first of eight recitals given last year at St George's, Brandon Hill ,
Bristol, featuring music with a strong American bias. Introduced by Chris de Souza.
Chantal Juillet (violin),
David Owen Norris (piano) Copland Violin Sonata
Amy Beach Three Pieces, Op 40 MacDowell To a Wild Rose
Ethelbert Nevin Narcissus (Water Scenes)
Corigliano Violin Sonata Producer Wendy Thompson


Unknown: Brandon Hill
Introduced By: Chris de Souza.
Piano: David Owen Norris
Piano: Amy Beach
Producer: Wendy Thompson

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Mozart Overture: The Magic Flute Conductor Tadaaki Otaka
Mozart Symphony No 35 in D, K385 (Haffner) Conductor Grant Llewellyn
Mozart Violin Concerto No 5 in A, K219
Conductor Tadaaki Otaka ,
Olivier Charlier (violin)
Elgar Symphony No 1 in A flat Conductor Tadaaki Otaka


Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka

: 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. Repeated from yesterday 10pm


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

: In Tune

On the 800th anniversary of the death of Richard the Lionheart,
Sean Rafferty talks to Christopher Page about the enigmatic king. And the Bridge Quartet present the first UK performance of the Delius String Quartet of 1888. Other music includes Busoni's Turandot Suite and Bach's motet Singet dem Herrn.


Talks: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Christopher Page

: Performance on 3

One of the century's great pianists recorded last February at the Royal
Festival Hall, London.
Daniel Barenboim (piano)
Beethoven Piano Sonatas: in C minor,
Op 13 (Pathetique); in E, Op 109 Debussy Preludes (Book 1) Producer Nigel Wilkinson


Piano: Daniel Barenboim
Producer: Nigel Wilkinson

: Postscript

Cinema Apocalyptlca With Ian Christie.
2: Wars of the World. The First World
War was widely interpreted in apocalyptic terms, which shaped its depiction in films such as J'Accuse and The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and inaugurated a tradition of moralistic and prophetic spectacle in the cinema of the twenties and thirties.


Unknown: Ian Christie.

: Job

The European premiere, given in 1997 at London's Barbican Hall, of Peter Maxwell Davies 's powerful and imaginative oratorio, dramatising the Old Testament story of suffering and innocence.
Catherine Pierard (soprano),
Catherine Wyn-Rogers (mezzo), Mark Padmore (tenor), Kevin MacMillan (baritone), BBC Singers, City of London Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox


Unknown: Peter Maxwell Davies
Soprano: Catherine Pierard
Soprano: Catherine Wyn-Rogers
Tenor: Mark Padmore
Tenor: Kevin MacMillan
Conductor: Richard Hickox

: Night Waves

"Everyman." according to Samuel Johnson , "is, or hopes to be, an Idler.", while for Oscar Wilde , "Work is the curse of the drinking classes." If work has rarely been popular as a central literary theme, representations of work nonetheless abound in pieces by novelists and theologians to philosophers and diarists. In his new anthology The
Oxford Book of Work, historian
Keith Thomas draws on these sources from across the centuries. He talks to Richard Coles about the contradictory and changing attitudes they reveal about this central experience of human life. Producer Lawrence Pollard


Unknown: Samuel Johnson
Unknown: Oscar Wilde
Unknown: Keith Thomas
Unknown: Richard Coles
Producer: Lawrence Pollard

: Jazz Notes

More from the concert given by Bucky Pizzarelli and the John Colliani Trio.


Unknown: Bucky Pizzarelli
Unknown: John Colliani Trio.

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
12.05am Wassenaer Concerto
Armonico No 1 in G
12.25 Field Rondo in A flat
12.30 Tchaikovsky Fantasy Overture: Romeo and Juliet
12.55 Mozart Ave Verum Corpus
1.00 Music from the time of Emperor Maximilian I. Works by Ghizeghem, Hofhaimer, Senfl, Isaac, Paumann, Dufay and Josquin
2.00 Liszt Tasso
2.25 Martinu Three Madrigals for Violin and Viola
2.40 Szymanowski Variations, Op 3
2.50 Brahms Symphony No 4 in E minor
3.35 Strauss Cello Sonata, Op 6
4.00 Stravinsky Eight Instrumental Miniatures
4.10 Mozart Divertimento in B flat,
4.20 Monteverdi Magnificat No 2
4.45 Faure Impromptu, Op 86
5.00 Mozart Duo in B flat, K292
5.15 Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor
5.45 Scarlatti Sonata in B minor, Kk87
5.50 Gaubert Pour un Clair Matin


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Maximilian I. Works
Unknown: Liszt Tasso
Unknown: Clair Matin

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