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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny presents arts news and music, including Haydn's Piano Trio in E flat, H XV 30, music by Victoria sung by the Westminster Cathedral Choir, and Alton's
Swedish Rhapsody No 2 played by the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, conductor Petri Sakari.


Music By: Victoria Sung
Conductor: Petri Sakari.

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday , featuring Corelli's Op 6 concerti grossi and vintage performances by Leonard Bernstein. Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
Columbia Symphony Orchestra, director Leonard Bernstein (piano)
9.18 Mozart Andante in C
Lisa Beznosiuk (flute),
Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood
9.24 Telemann Cantata: Lobet den
Herrn, Alle Seine Heerscharen
Dorothee Fries (soprano), Mechthild Georg (alto), Andreas Post (tenor),
Albrecht Pohl (bass), Bach Collegium Vocale, Friedemann Immer Trumpet Consort, Hanover Hofkapelle Baroque Orchestra, conductor Ulrich Stotzel
9.45 Corelli Concerto Grosso in D, Op 6 No 7 English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
9.55 Mozart Rondo in E flat, K371 Alan Civii (horn), Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Neville Marriner
10.02 Bernstein Ballet music: On the Town On the Town Orchestra, conducted by the Composer
10.10 Roy Harris Symphony No 3 New York PO, conductor Leonard Bernstein Producer Tony Cheevers


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Leonard Bernstein.
Piano: Leonard Bernstein
Flute: Lisa Beznosiuk
Director: Christopher Hogwood
Soprano: Mechthild Georg
Bass: Albrecht Pohl
Bass: Bach Collegium
Unknown: Friedemann Immer
Conductor: Ulrich Stotzel
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Director: Mozart Rondo
Horn: Alan Civii
Unknown: St Martin
Unknown: Roy Harris
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Producer: Tony Cheevers

: Artist of the Week

Emma Johnson
With Joan Bakewell. In 1984, when she was only 18, clarinettist Emma Johnson won the BBC's Young
Musician of the Year competition.
Offers of work flooded in, and a career as a professional musician beckoned. But in spite of these temptations,
Emma Johnson still took up a place at Pembroke College, Cambridge, to read English and music. With music by Crusell and Bliss. Producer Johannah Smith


Unknown: Emma Johnson
Unknown: Joan Bakewell.
Clarinettist: Emma Johnson
Unknown: Emma Johnson
Producer: Johannah Smith

: Sound Stories

By Royal Appointment With Richard Baker.
1: The 17th Century. Since Charles I appointed Nicholas Lanier as the first Master of the King's Music in the mid-1620s, the post has been held by a surprising list of musicians - surprising as much for those who did not hold the office as for some of those that did. During the second half of the 17th century, the job did not actually entail doing most of the composing. This was left to the "composers in the private music". Music includes:
Purcell Sound Fame (Dioclesian)
Paul Agnew (tenor), English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
Lanier The Marigold: Bring Away This Sacred Tree Emma Kirkby (soprano), David Thomas (bass), Consort of Musicke, director Anthony Rooley
John Banister The Musick at the Bath
Louis Grabu Incidental music:
Valentinian; Concert of Venus (Albion and Albanius) Parley of Instruments, director Peter Holman
Purcell Fly , Bold Rebellion
Gillian Fisher and Tessa Bonner
(sopranos), James Bowman and Jonathan Peter Kenny (countertenor), Rogers Covey-Crump and Rufus Miiller (tenors), Michael George and Charles Pott (basses), King's Consort, conductor Robert King Producer Peter Tanner
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Unknown: Richard Baker.
Unknown: Nicholas Lanier
Tenor: Paul Agnew
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Bass: David Thomas
Director: Anthony Rooley
Director: John Banister
Director: Peter Holman
Director: Purcell Fly
Unknown: Gillian Fisher
Sopranos: Tessa Bonner
Sopranos: James Bowman
Sopranos: Jonathan Peter Kenny
Sopranos: Rufus Miiller
Tenors: Michael George
Basses: Charles Pott
Producer: Peter Tanner

: Composer of the Week: Duke Ellington

With Geoffrey Smith. Often described as America's greatest composer, Duke Ellington was born in Washington DC 100 years ago this week. In 1923, he and a small band arrived in New York to try their luck. The next ten years saw him win national fame as musical director at
Harlem's Cotton Club and write such classics as Black and Tan Fantasy, Mood Indigo, Daybreak Express and It Don't Mean a Thing if It Ain't 't Got That Swing.
Producer Derek Drescher
See also Jazz Notes 11.30pm


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

From the Wigmore Hall, London, introduced by stepnanie Hughes . Takacs Trio
Haydn Piano Trio in G, H XV 25 (Gypsy Rondo)
Beethoven Piano Trio in B flat,
Op 97 (Archduke)
Producer Adam Gatehouse
Repeated Saturday lpm


Introduced By: Stepnanie Hughes

: The BBC Orchestras

Ulster Orchestra
Conductor Jacek Kaspszyk , Hugh Tinney (piano)
Rossini Overture: William Tell
Grieg Suite: Sigurd Jorsalfar
Mozart Piano Concerto No 19 in F, K459 Mendelssohn Symphony in D Dvorak Scherzo Capriccioso


Conductor: Jacek Kaspszyk
Piano: Hugh Tinney
Unknown: William Tell
Unknown: Sigurd Jorsalfar

: Opera in Action

Graeme Kay presents a series on the mechanics of opera. This programme looks at the orchestra and the part it plays in the dramatic flow of an opera. Producer Gautam Rangarajan


Unknown: Graeme Kay
Producer: Gautam Rangarajan

: In Tune

On the eve of a new Strauss festival, Sean Rafferty examines the Strauss family's relationship with London.
Music includes the Blue Danube waltz and Haydn's Symphony No 58 in F.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

Chris de Souza introduces a concert given earlier this month in Symphony Hall, Birmingham, to celebrate
Neville Marriner 's 75th birthday.
Andrew Marriner (clarinet), Ladies of the Chorus of St Martin in the Fields, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
Berlioz Overture: Beatrice and Benedict
Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A, K622
8.10 The Yellow-Haired Boy
By Michele Roberts , commissioned by BBC Radio 3 and BBC Music
Magazine and read by Stella Gonet.
Shunned by the group, it would take a miracle for him to sing the perfect note. Then one night....
8.30 Mendelssohn Incidental music:
A Midsummer Night's Dream


Introduces: Chris de Souza
Unknown: Neville Marriner
Clarinet: Andrew Marriner
Unknown: St Martin
Unknown: Michele Roberts
Read By: Stella Gonet.

: Postscript

The Ring of Words
Derek Alsop explores what makes a great musical setting by looking at five case studies that reflect gems of British literature from the last 500 years and richness of musical treatment from our own century.
1: The Choirmaster's Burial. Thomas Hardy
's poem as set for voice and piano by Benjamin Britten. Producer David Gallagher


Unknown: Derek Alsop
Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Unknown: Benjamin Britten.
Producer: David Gallagher

: Voices

lain Burnside introduces a concert given last month at the Wigmore Hall. Nathan Gunn (baritone), Kevin Murphy (piano)
Schubert Viola; Abendstern; Die
Taubenpost (Schwanengesang); Nachtviolen; Nachtstuck; Des
Rosenband: Aufder Bruck
William Bolcom Black Max
Trad Shenandoah
Ned Rorem Early in the Morning Ives Two Little Flowers
Gomey Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? Producer Tony Sellors. Rptd tomorrow 4pm


Baritone: Nathan Gunn
Piano: Kevin Murphy
Unknown: Aufder Bruck
Unknown: Trad Shenandoah
Unknown: Ned Rorem
Producer: Tony Sellors.

: Night Waves

As David Cronenberg 's new film eXistenZ opens in Britain, Philip Dodd considers the work of one of the most controversial and acclaimed directors working today. Throughout his career, Cronenberg has made the human body and its mutations one of his central subjects, and this theme is pursued into the future in his new work. Plus English Pasts:
Essays in History and Culture, Stefan Collini 's new collection of essays exploring how we see ourselves in history. Philip Dodd talks to the author. Producer Julian May


Unknown: David Cronenberg
Unknown: Philip Dodd
Unknown: Stefan Collini
Talks: Philip Dodd

: Jazz Notes

A Duke's Legacy
To begin a week of programmes marking Duke Ellington's centenary, Alyn Shipton is joined by biographer James Lincoln Collier , who provides a guide to the essential recordings.


Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: James Lincoln Collier

: Through the Night

12.05am Lehar Paganini (excerpt)
12.15 Ravel Tzigane
12.25 Faure Suite: Pelleas et Melisande
12.45 Poulenc Clarinet Sonata
1.00 String quartets by Mozart, Kurtag and Schumann
2.05 Rautavaara Anadyomene
2.15 Bach Magnificat in D, BWV243
2.55 Handel Saro Qual Vento, Che Nell Incendio Spira (Alessandro)
3.00 Schools
3.00 Music Box 3.15 Something to Think About 3.30 The Song Tree
3.45 Stories and Rhymes 4.00 Tales from Europe 4.15 Music for Dance
4.30 Haydn Symphony No 90 in C
4.50 Vivaldi Concerto in C for Two
Trumpets, RV537
5.00 Schumann Overture: Die Braut von Messina
5.10 Chopin, arr Liszt The Maiden's Wish (Polish Songs)
5.20 Rautavaara Departure; The Bride; Summer Night
5.30 Mozart Sinfonia Concertante in E flat, K297b


Unknown: Lehar Paganini
Unknown: Rautavaara Anadyomene
Unknown: Nell Incendio Spira

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