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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with arts news and music, including Mozart's Piano Trio in B flat, K502, performed by the Beaux Arts Trio; and Schumann's
Adagio and Allegro in A flat, Op 70, played by Yo-Yo Ma (cello) and Emanuel Ax (piano).

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Prokofiev Violin Sonata No 2, Op 94a Nathan Milstein ,
Artur Balsam (piano)
9.24 Berlioz La Mort de Cleopatre Janet Baker (mezzo),
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Colin Davis
9.46 Beethoven Variations in F, Op 34 Louis Lortie (piano)
10.01 Copland Appalachian Spring City of London Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Nathan Milstein
Piano: Artur Balsam
Piano: Berlioz La Mort
Conductor: Colin Davis
Piano: Louis Lortie
Conductor: Richard Hickox

: Artist of the Week

John Tomlinson
In his youth, bass John Tomlinson used to perform with the local Methodist church choir and the Accrington Male Voice Choir. He talks to Joan Bakewell about his roots in the industrial community life of the postwar North West, and how he continues to perform religious works. Music includes excerpts from Verdi's Requiem, Handel's Messiah and Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle.


Unknown: John Tomlinson
Bass: John Tomlinson
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Sound Stories

With Richard Baker.
3: Christ Church, Oxford. Henry VIII laid the foundation of Christ Church by merging King's College with the see of Osney, forming the diocese of Oxford. The neighbouring Norman church of St Frideswide became both the college chapel and the cathedral of Oxford. Christ Church has had an associated choir school for many years, and it provides choristers for other Oxford colleges as well as its own choir, which has a distinguished line of choristers, as well as organists and Masters of the Music. Including excerpts from:
Tavemer Dum Transisset Sabbatum
Christ Church Cathedral Choir, conductor Stephen Darlington
Bach Chorale : Awake, Thou Wintry Earth (Cantata No 129)
Christ Church Cathedral Choir, conductor Stephen Darlington William Crotch Symphony in F
Milton Keynes Chamber Orchestra, conductor Hilary Davan Wetton Walton The Twelve
Christ Church Cathedral Choir, conductor Stephen Darlington


Unknown: Richard Baker.
Unknown: St Frideswide
Conductor: Stephen Darlington
Conductor: Bach Chorale
Conductor: Stephen Darlington
Conductor: William Crotch Symphony
Conductor: Hilary Davan Wetton
Conductor: Stephen Darlington

: Composer of the Week: Britten

Michael Oliver continues his exploration of Britten's instrumental and orchestral music.
3: Back from America: the 1940s and 1950s
An American Overture BBC Philharmonic, conductor Richard Hickox
Prelude and Fugue for 18-Part String Orchestra
English Chamber Orchestra, conducted by the Composer
Lachrymae Lars Anders Tomter (viola),
Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, conductor lona Brown
Occasional Overture
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle
The Pagodas (The Prince of the Pagodas)
London Sinfonietta, conductor Oliver Knussen


Unknown: Michael Oliver
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Conductor: Lona Brown
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Conductor: Oliver Knussen

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Chamber Music from Manchester
A concert given last year, introduced by Rodney Slatford.
Coull Quartet, Alan Schiller (piano) David Ellis String Quartet No 2
Faure Piano Quintet No 2 in C minor, Op 115 Repeat


Introduced By: Rodney Slatford.
Piano: Alan Schiller
Piano: David Ellis

: The BBC Orchestras

Featuring orchestral music by Eigar. BBC Philharmonic
Weber Overture: The Ruler of the Spirits Conductor Vassily Sinaisky ,
Elgar Violin Concerto in B minor Conductor Vassily Sinaisky , Kyoko Takezawa (violin)
Bax In Memoriam (In Memory Padraig Pearse )
Conductor Vernon Handley
Brahms Symphony No 2 in D Conductor Vassily Sinaisky


Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky
Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky
Violin: Kyoko Takezawa
Conductor: Padraig Pearse
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky

: Choral Evensong

A service recorded last month at
St Paul's Parish Church, K Street,
Washington DC, and featuring Washington Symphonic Brass.
Introit: Jesus Lives (St Albinus, arr Smith)
Responses (Piccolo) Psalm 118 (Smith)
Office Hymn: Christ, Mighty Saviour (Richard Wayne Dirksen )
First Lesson: Isaiah 51, w9-ll
Canticles: Leo Sowerby in D
Second Lesson: Luke 24, wl3-25
Anthem: And They Drew Nigh (Sowerby) Hilariter (Dirksen)
Hymn: The Day of Resurrection (All Hallows, arr Smith)
Organ Voluntary: Finale from
Symphony No 6 in G, Op 42 (Widor) Director of music Jeffrey Smith. Organist Scott Dettra.
Executive producer James Whitboum


Unknown: Richard Wayne Dirksen
Unknown: Leo Sowerby
Organist: Jeffrey Smith.
Organist: Scott Dettra.
Producer: James Whitboum

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty previews the new CD by Jan Garbarek and the Hilliard Ensemble. Music includes Ian
Bostridge singing Schubert, and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment playing Haydn's Symphony No 84 in E flat.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Jan Garbarek

: Performance on 3

The National Youth
Orchestra of Great Britain and conductor Tadaaki Otaka start their Easter tour with an all-Russian programme at the Barbican Hall,
London, Introduced by Tommy Pearson. Lyadov The Enchanted Lake
Rachmaninov Symphony No 3 in A minor
8.20 Book of the Month
An extended review of one of the month's most interesting new publications. Widely regarded as one of the most distinguished and original art historians writing today,
TJ Clark considers whether modernism and socialism died together in his far-reaching study,
Farewell to an Idea: Episodes from a History of Modernism.
8.40 Musorgsky, orch Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition
Producer David Gallagher


Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Introduced By: Tommy Pearson.
Unknown: Tj Clark
Producer: David Gallagher

: Postscript

Cinema Apocalyptica
Five explorations by Ian Christie , professor of film studies at the University of Kent, of how cinema has continued the literary and visual tradition of apocalypse, reflecting the 20th-century's own history of catastrophe and its search for meaning in an increasingly secular world through a variety of forms, both traditional and innovative.
3: Living with the Bomb. The threat of nuclear annihilation, linked with the tensions of the Cold War, encouraged a new apocalyptic fear in the fifties and sixties. This included popular science-fiction catastrophe and horror movies as well as anguished meditations on morality and Bergman's influential evocation of medieval apocalypse in The Seventh Seal.


Unknown: Ian Christie

: The Piano

Return of the weekly series in which Piers Lane investigates the world of the piano past and present. On This Day ... Some of the legendary concerts of the past 50 years, with performances by Viadimir Horowitz , Sviatoslav Richter , Jorge Bolet , Dinu Lipatti , Martha Argerich , Yevgeni Kissin and Arcadi Volodos. Producer Chris Wines
Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Viadimir Horowitz
Unknown: Sviatoslav Richter
Unknown: Jorge Bolet
Unknown: Dinu Lipatti
Unknown: Martha Argerich
Unknown: Yevgeni Kissin
Unknown: Arcadi Volodos.

: Night Waves

Patrick Wright presents the arts and culture magazine with discussion and review, including Bill Buford of The New Yorker with his regular letter on cultural life across the Atlantic.
Producer Zahid Warley


Unknown: Patrick Wright
Unknown: Bill Buford
Producer: Zahid Warley

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton talks to tenorist Bobby Wellins , a true voice of British jazz.


Talks: Alyn Shipton
Tenorist: Bobby Wellins

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
12.05am Machaut Dix et Sept (Le Voir Dit)
12.15 Erik Tullndberg Violin Concerto
12.40 Heinichen Se Mai, Tirsi,
Mio Bene (Clori e Tirsi)
1.00 Pianist Folmer Jensen plays Kuhlau and Weyse.
2.15 Mozart Flute Quartet No 3 in C, K285b
2.30 Mahler Symphony No 1 (Titan)
3.30 Praetorius Meine Seel Erhebt den Herrn (German Magnificat)
3.45 Forsyth Songs from the Q'Appelle Valley
4.00 Spohr Double Violin Concerto in B minor
4.30 Gluck Ballet music: Paride ed
4.40 Schickhardt Concerto in G minor
5.00 Chopin Mazurka in A minor, Op 17 No 4
5.10 Stravinsky Suite: The Firebird (1945)
5.40 Mozart Flute Quartet No 2 in G, K285a 5.50 Malcolm Arnold Little Suite


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: MacHaut Dix
Violin: Erik Tullndberg
Unknown: Mio Bene
Pianist: Folmer Jensen
Unknown: Malcolm Arnold

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